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JUNE SUNRISE/SUNSET: 6:35 8:20 6:35 8:20 6:35 8:21 6:35 8:21 6:35 8:22 6:35 8:22 6:35 8:22 VOL. 19, NO. 50 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA JUNE 8, 2012 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FT MYERS, FL PERMIT #5718 Postal Customer ECRWSS Historic Coast Guard Vessel To Become Diving Destinationby Jeff LysiakAfter years of service to the United States Navy, patrolling the icy waters of the northern Atlantic Ocean and guarding Americas eastern seaboard throughout World War II, the 77-year-old USS Mohawk will soon make her final voyage. The former Coast Guard A class cutter is slated to become a veterans memorial reef, a recreational destination for scuba divers and fishermen approximately 13 miles off the coast of Sanibel. On May 16, the USS Mohawk arrived in Fort Myers Beach following a two-day journey from Key West, where for the past several years she served as home to the Miami-Dade Historical Maritime Museum. Over the next several weeks, she will undergo renovations at Kelly Brothers Marine Contractors, which will transform the 165-foot vessel into an artificial reef. By using the Mohawk as a veterans memorial reef, we are able to prevent a piece of our national history from being turned into scrap, all while honoring our continued on page 32 The USS Mohawk, which arrived in Fort Myers Beach on May 16, is currently under construction to become a veterans memorial reef off the coast of Sanibel photo by Jeff Lysiak Bike Path Use Increased 56 Percentby Anne MitchellIf you think Sanibels bike paths are more crowded, youre right! A recent survey shows that ridership at one key intersection almost doubled and at others, it increased by between 49 percent and 80 percent. The busiest is Middle Gulf Drive and Donax, where on a Thursday afternoon and a Saturday morning the week after Easter, a total of 935 bicyclists were counted during two four-hour periods, an increase of 93 percent over a similar period in 2006. Total cyclists counted during 2012 survey period was 4,650, compared with 2,979 in 2006, a 56 percent increase. City Manager Judie Zimomra told the city council on Tuesday that Sanibelcontinued on page 38Sanibel Ospreys Produce Most Chicks In 30 Yearsby Anne MitchellA total of 125 osprey chicks survived the 2012 Sanibel nesting season and left their nests, according to The International Osprey Foundation. In addition, the nest monitors reported that four eaglets fledged. Thats the most successful nesting season since records began in 1979. Last year, 122 ospreys and four eagles were reported as fledged from a total of 101 osprey nests and two eagle nests. Nest watchers monitored seven nesting territories around the island every two weeks from January through May and sometimes beyond. They checked a total of 133 osprey nests, of which 78 were occupied, and three eagle nests. This is the very best year our Sanibel ospreys have ever, ever had, said Tim Gardner, TIOF president. We have records dating back to 1979; we have had some good years and some not so good years. Back in 2007, Sanibel only fledged 48 baby ospreys. You might remember, this was a year with huge water releases from Lake Okeechobee, which seems to continued on page 3 An osprey feeds its chicks in the nest Flag Day June 14th
ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 20122 The Sanibel Historical Museum & Village is showcasing a trio of gift ideas that are perfect for June brides and only available at the museums gift shop. The Village Gift Shop, located in the 1927 Bailey General Store, is offering sailors valentines including mirrors and valentines in heart-shaped frames handcrafted by Jim and Rose Prestigiacomo from Texas. Paula Newton, museum director and gift shop manager, said the quality of these valentines is exquisite and incomparable for the price; they start at about $55 (including tax). Rose Prestigiacomo is an award-winning shell artist and Jim Prestigiacomo builds the custom cherry and other wood display frames. The Village Gift Shop also has a selection of hand-woven, colorful pine needle basketry from Naples artist Gisela Damandl. Damandl learned her craft from an Old World artisan and has been creating pine needle baskets for many years. She compares her work to that of the Seminole tribes in Florida who wove baskets from the long pine needles they gathered in the forests. Damandl teaches pine needle basket artistry at BIG ARTS workshops and her work is exhibited in galleries in the Northeast. The baskets are priced according to size and complexity. Another perfect gift for the bride is an all-white shell wreath handcrafted of Sanibel shells, made by Barb Walling. Walling is a Sanibel resident and awardwinning shell artist. She has been an avid shell collector for many years. The Sanibel Historical Museum & Village is currently open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The village, which operates as a non-profit organization, is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS). The museums exhibits are scattered throughout the Rutland House, the Schoolhouse for White Children, Burnap Cottage, Miss Charlottas Tea Room, the Post Office, Morning Glories (a Sears kit home) and the Old Bailey General Store. A replica of the Packing House holds the museums archives collection. Admission is $5 for adults over 18; children and members are free. For more information, call 472-4648. Unique gifts perfect for June brides are for sale at the gift shop in the Old Bailey Store at the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village Unique Gifts For The June Bride Sold At Sanibel Historical Village 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelHours: Mon. Sat. 10am -5pm www.threecraftyladies.comMake It & Take It Bead Bracelet Every Thursday $4.75Under New Ownership! Find us on Rubber Stamping Rubber Stamping Art Supplies Art Supplies Shell Craft Shell Craft Craft Supplies Craft Supplies Gifts Gifts Scrapbook Papers Scrapbook Papers Quilting Quilting Fabric Fabric Beads Beads Notions Notions 10% off a single regular priced item* *Excludes fabric. Cannot be combined with any other o ers. Coupon required at time of purchase. Discount taken o lowest price item. Tahitian Gardens, Sanibel 239-395-5353www.SynergySportswear.com COMFORT 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 Send your editorial copy to:firstname.lastname@example.org
3 ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 2012 Rutland GreatNiece Visits Uncles HomeClarence Rutlands great-niece, Beth Hardley, and her sister, Julie Komorowski, visited her uncles house at the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village for the first time one recent Sunday. Hardley hails from Pasco County, Florida and had never been in the home, so Historical Village president Alex Werner met her at the historic house that is the first one museum visitors enter upon arriving at the village. We enjoyed it very much and were very grateful that Alex took time out of his day to see us, Hardley said. My mom came here for summers when she was a little girl. We showed her the video [of our visit], and she remembered a lot of things. She was very impressed and very grateful. Hardleys mother is Ruth Fortner (nee Wilde), niece of Clarence and Ruth Rutland. Clarence Rutland came to the island with his parents in 1896 at the age of 6 and was a jack-of-all-trades. In the 1920s, he earned seven cents per crate packing tomatoes and peppers for farmers and resided in the house that now is an icon of the Historical Village from 1928 to shortly before his death in 1982. The Rutland House was opened as a museum in 1984. The house, built in 1913, in a typical cracker style (cracker deriving from the sound Florida cattlemen made when cracking whips). It is made of hard Florida pine. Originally built on Periwinkle Way, it stands above ground on pilings made of concrete and beach sand. This affords the house protection from floods as well as allowing for air to circulate. Eleven-foot ceilings, a wide hallway and placement of windows and doors opposite each other keep the house cool and are typical attributes of a cracker house. This is just one of many examples of how the museum extends history into peoples lives on a personal basis, Werner said. The Sanibel Historical Museum & Village is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS) and there is handicap access to all buildings. Summer hours, which are now in effect, are Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults (18 and over). Members and children are free. For more information, call 472-4648 during business hours. From page 1Sanibel Ospreyshave had something to do with red tide problems. Its important to monitor the overall health of ospreys, added Gardner. Ospreys are an excellent indicator species for environmental issues, both good and bad. Beth Hardley, great-niece of Clarence Rutland, toured his home for the first time at the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village Beth Hardley, left, and her sister, Julie Komorowski Optimist Club 4th Of July Road RallyThe Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Clubs 2012 Road Rally starts on Wednesday, July 4 at noon in Timbers Restaurant parking lot. Get your team together and pick up registration forms at Baileys General Store, the Sanibel Caf, the Sanibel-Captiva Community Bank, in the local newspaper or before noon (just after the 4th of July parade) at the Timbers starting line. Forms are also available online at www.sancapoptimist.org. Registration is a $35 donation per vehicle. This years theme is Rallying For Island Youth. The top rally finishers and the best decorated vehicle will win prizes. Points are awarded for elapsed time closest to a secret, pre-established circuit time and distance, and for correct answers to a series of questions about clues along the rally route. Sponsorships, both business and individual donors are now available. $500 and $250 donations get names on vehicles and on the rally T-shirt. $100 sponsors get names on vehicles only. Contact Randy Carson at 699-8739 or Richard McCurry at 292-4631 to donate funds or for more information. Registration forms and donations may be mailed to San-Cap Optimists, P.O. Box 1370, Sanibel, FL 33957. Donations are tax deductible. The San-Cap Optimist Club is a 501(c)3 organization. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email email@example.com
ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 20124 Hortoons American Legion Post 123 NewsOn Sunday, June 10, the American Legion Post 123 will serve a meal of barbeque ribs and chicken from 1 to 8 p.m. Every Wednesday night, a meatloaf and mashed potato dinner is served, with Marty Stokes & The Captiva Band playing the blues from 7 to 9:30 p.m. On Wednesday, June 13, an American Legion general meeting will be held at 6 p.m. If you have any flags to be retired, drop them off before Thursday, June 14 (Flag Day). The flag retirement ceremony begins at 6 p.m. Every Monday night, Post 123 hosts 9-Ball Pool Tournaments starting at 6 p.m. This weeks winner of the first match was Don OConnell while Richard McCurry took second. The second match winner was Kevin Portoft while Don OConnell took second. Texas Holdem is played every Thursday at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. New players are welcome. Every Friday, a six-ounce ribeye steak sandwich is on the menu all day. Other menu items include a half-pound burger. Food is served every day and the public is welcome. American Legion Post 123 is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 9 p.m., located at Mile Marker 3 on SanibelCaptiva Road. For more information, call 472-9979. Store hours: Mon. Fri. 10am-6pm Closed Sat. & Sun. Located at: 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Suite 9 239-472-4499 Visit our website at: www.thesanibelsprout.comTHE ONLY ORGANIC HEALTH FOOD STORE ON THE ISLAND!Our mission is to create an island hub of wellness where there is a collective intent to share good will, good health and the warmth of conscious community. Fresh Certi ed Organic Produce Delicious Snacks, Treats and Drinks Wide Selection of Gluten Free and Vegan Products Highest Quality Supplements & Nutraceuticals Coming Soon: Healthy, Delicious Coming Soon: Healthy, Delicious Certified Organic Juice Bar Certified Organic Juice BarLet food be thy medicine & medicine be thy food. Hippocrates 460 BC The Sanibel Sprout The Sanibel Sprout Your place to thrive! Your place to thrive! Organic, Nutritious, Healthy Lifestyle Organic, Nutritious, Healthy Lifestyle SANIBEL ISLAND BOOKSHOP 1571 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 | 239-472-5223 www.sanibelbookshop.com Receive a sterling silver bracelet with the purchase of a decorative clasp. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
5 ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 2012 Lee Planning Agency OKs Captiva CodeAt its May 31 hearing, the Local Planning Agency voted unanimously to find the Captiva LDC amendment consistent with the Lee Plan, which moves it on to the Board of County Commissioners for final approval. The LPA supported the community in the two items where staff recommended the LDC language be removed, with one change: 1) The seven-day term for RSC-2 rentals was approved as is, even though the county argued it was unenforceable. The LPA accepted that this was language the community wanted to include, and that setting a specific rental term would enhance self-enforcement by property owners (and give the county a rule to enact in the case of provable and egregious violators). 2) The requirement to show proof of septic system maintenance with any permit application was likewise approved, with a change suggested to alter the language from written documentation of an OSTDS pumpout by a licensed septic contractor within the past two years to read written documentation of the most recent OSTDS pumpout by a licensed septic contractor. This was done to mollify the county attorney who was arguing that the two-year limit was not allowed by state law, which specifies nothing could be less than five years. Requiring proof will at least force a pumpout to occur if no documentation can be found, and will also make data collection on the islands OSTDSs possible (if thats something useful in the future). Since the county is looking into its own ordinance to mandate septic inspections every five years (details to follow), this discussion clearly will continue. The next step will be two public hearings before the county commission, which will be on vacation from June 26 until early August. Public hearings must be scheduled on either the second or fourth Tuesday, so the expectation is the first hearing would be on the fourth Tuesday (August 28) since the August 14 agenda is certain to be overloaded. Once a schedule has been finalized, an announcement will be made. Community Panel Meets June 12 The Captiva Community Panel will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 12 beginning at 9 a.m. in one of the Cone Rooms in Chadwicks Square at South Seas Island Resort. This meeting is open to all interested islanders and the public. Among the agenda items: Status report on the Captiva Land Development Code Review. A Captiva Erosion Prevention District update. A Hurricane Preparedness & Response Committee update. Other matters as necessary. Public participation is invited and encouraged. The next Captiva Community Panel meetings will be on July 10 and August 14. Information and background documents are available online at www.captivacommunitypanel. com. CEPD Meets June 13 The next monthly meeting of the Captiva Erosion Prevention District will be held on Wednesday, June 13 beginning at noon in the Wakefield Room at Tween Waters Inn. The public is invited to attend. Blind Pass Update Equipment will begin to appear around the pass the end of this week and county officials say the contractor (Florida Dredge & Dock) will begin pumping sand the first week in June. Work should be completed by the end of August.continued on page 9 Bridge Crossings Up Year Over Yearby Anne MitchellMarch causeway crossings hit an eight-year high in 2012 with a total of 340,172 vehicles logged making the drive to Sanibel. Thats an increase of 5,649 crossings, a 1.7 percent increase over March 2011. Sanibel City Manager Judie Zimomra reported the data to the city council on Tuesday. She noted in a memo that the total was still shy of the all-time March high of 373,881 vehicles recorded in 2001. February numbers were also up compared with the same month last year. In February, crossings totaled 292,491, up 11,527 or 4 percent. 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ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 20126 Sprankle Making Final Preparations For Mongol Rallyby Jeff LysiakOnly five weeks away from participating in the 2012 Mongol Rally, Sanibel native James Sprankle is making a few final preparations in advance of his departure for London, England. But while some of the items on his checklist to pack for his threeweek, 10,000-mile adventure summer attire, hat, sunglasses, toothbrush, etc. are obvious, a few supplies will likely be last-minute purchases. Tires, tires, tires, said Sprankle when asked what supplies hell need to buy before the July 13 event launch. That and probably some motor oil. I need a roof rack as well. The car is pretty small, so the roof rack will be key for storing extra cans of gas, tires or whatever else we deem necessary. Sprankle and his Mongol Rally teammate Sean Miller who call their partnership The Goat Rodeo will be driving a five-door 2005 Peugeot 206 from Chichester, England to the finish line in Ulan Bator, Mongolia. Navigating roadways both paved and unpaved across western Europe and some very remote regions in Asia, their team will raise money for Doctors Without Borders as well as for the rallys dedicated charity, The Lotus Childrens Centre Charitable Trust. Although Sprankle and Miller have been doing research related to their journey since deciding to take part in the Mongol Rally last November, there is still much to learn. We are definitely trying to plan out the route, so in that respect we will be researching every country, said Sprankle. I think, however, most of our time will be spent learning about Ukraine, Russia and Mongolia. I am confident in my ability to drive from England to Ukraine. I think things will get tricky when everything changes to Cyrillic. In addition, Sprankle would like to see some sites of historical significance. I find myself researching the towns in Mongolia and Russia that we may drive through or possible stay, he explained. Many of the cities in Russia were the scene of some great battle or where some great Russian writer or politician lived or died. As far as Mongolia goes, I just want to know where theres a pub, an Internet caf and an auto shop. Asked if he plans on picking up any souvenirs along the way, Sprankle gave a cautious answer. I guess if I see something thats worth collecting, Ill bring it back, he said. I want to make sure that its nothing thatll get me arrested like dinosaur bones or something. I like cold war memorabilia, so if I see anything I can fit in a suitcase, I will. Im definitely taking the Peugeot emblem when I part with the car. Following the rally, participating vehicles are either donated to charity, or sold with all proceeds going to charity. Local businesses and individuals from Sanibel or Captiva who would like to see their logo placed on The Goat Rodeos vehicle as it travels across mountains, plains, deserts and remote regions between the United Kingdom and Mongolia are invited to have a bumper sticker placed on the automobile for a $100 donation. For additional information on bumper sticker sponsorship, contact the Island Sun at 395-1213. Those interested in sponsoring The Goat Rodeo or underwriting Sprankles expenses (estimated to be around $6,500) for the Mongol Rally should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 239-849-7801. When questioned if he has received any advice as he prepares to take on this fantastic adventure, Sprankle noted that his mothers cousin told him four things: 1. Dont eat anything unless it is cooked or can be peeled. 2. Dont drink water or any beverages unless they have been cooked, bottled or have been treated with special pills to kill the parasites and amoebas. 3. Dont go into a building with strange men where the door could be closed behind you. 4. Travel in groups, whenever possible. I think thatll be advice to live by, added Sprankle. (Note: The Island Sun will be following James Sprankle as he prepares for the Mongol Rally this summer, and will track his progress throughout the 10,000-mile adventure. Keep reading for weekly updates about this incredible journey, from start to finish.) James Sprankle holds up a map of Mongolia, including the route he and his Mongol Rally teammate Sean Miller plan on following Ladies, its time to: Collect Your Dresses!New Venue: The Village Shops 2340 Periwinkle Way.New Date: Tuesday, June 19th Time: 5:0-7 p.m.Admission: $5 donation plus one or more new or gently used dresses.The Evenings FestivitiesBring your dress(es) and a $5 donation and you will receive a dining certi cate to Matzaluna. 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7 ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 2012 July 4th Fireworks Party At The DunesThe Sanibel Captiva Chamber of Commerce and The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club announced details of the 4th of July Fireworks Party event, which will be open to the public and admission will be free. It will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4 at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club. The fireworks show is expected to begin at dusk (estimated around 8:25 p.m.). The fireworks show is being presented this year by the Zambelli Brothers and is expected to be even bigger and better than last years show. The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club is hosting a big, family fun event which will be open the general public and admission is free. Designated parking will be provided at The Dunes for $5, and activities for the whole family will ensure it is a memorable 4th of July event. There will be food and beverage tickets on sale (no coolers allowed) and the menu includes a wide range of grilled food choices together with a full bar, DJ and a sand dance floor. For the youngsters, there will be face painting, a giant slide, pool party and kids competitions, games and raffles. Bring the whole family to this traditional island-style 4th of July family celebration. The Fireworks Party details include: Food Hot off the grill hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken Succulent pig roast and pulled pork sandwiches Corn on the cob, potato salad, fresh cole slaw, side salads Soft pretzels, cotton candy, ice cream, churros Drink Full bar Sodas and water Entertainment DJ New Beginnings Entertainment Sand dance floor Driving range and putting competitions Pool party Giant slide Childrens competitions with a balloon toss, hula hooping and art contests Raffles 33rd ANNUAL ROAD RALLY The Sanibel Captiva Optimist Club 2012 Official Entry Form For an early start time, Mail this form along with entry fee ($35.00) to: Sanibel Captiva Optimist Club P.O. Box 1370 Sanibel, Florida 33957 Additional Info: Dani @ 472-0836 Randy @ 699-8739 or Richard @ 292-4631 on-line @ www.sancapoptimist.org Contact: e-mail Sancapoptimist@comcast.net Card Type Visa MasterCard Exp. Date ______________ 3 Digit code on back__________ Card # ____________________________________ Team Name: _________________________________________________________ Drivers Name: _______________________________________________________ Navigators Name: ___________________________________________________ Where Can We Contact The Team Leader? Please Print: Team Leader Name: _________________________________________________ Address: _____________________________________________________________ City: _________________________ State: _______________ Zip: ____________ Day Phone: ____________________ Evening Phone: ____________________ Time Out: Time In: Total Time: Mileage Out: Mileage In: Total: Route Score: + Bonus: Penalties: Total: Entry Fee $35.00 Includes: Car, Driver, Navigator, Unlimited Crew, and 1 Official Road Rally T-Shirt (Additional T-Shirts will be available for $15.00) Penalties: Five points deducted for each mile over or under computed mileage. Two points deducted for each minute over or under course time. Entry disqualified for exceeding posted speed limit. Entry may be disqualified if not at finish point within 2 1/2 hours. The Rally Master reserves the right to adjust the time equally for all contestants if conditions warrant. Afterglow party in The Sanibel Grill @ The Timbers Restaurant! Registration from end of Parade to 12:00 N oon Wednesday, July 4th, in the parking lot at Timbers Restaurant 703 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel Island, Florida Conducted by: The Sanibel Captiva Optimist Club The Sanibel Captiva Optimist Club is a 501(C)3 Corporation and your donation is fully tax deductible. Please note that we are an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization and all of the funds go directly to Helping The Kids Sanibel Island is #1 Celebrate the 22nd Annual Independence Day Parade Wednesday, July 4, 2012 9:30 a.m. Entry Fee: Commercial $30.00 Non-Commercial $15.00 Additional Donations Welcome Please Make Checks Payable to: 4th of July Parade Account Mail: C/O Bank of the Islands, P.O. Box 1819, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Drop Off: Bank of the Islands, Corner of Casa Ybel Road and Periwinkle Way Additional Information??? Contact Trish Phillips at 246-2981 Mandatory Parade Participant Meeting on Thursday, June 28, at Bank of the Islands (10:00am or 5:00 pm) Make Sure to Pick Up Your 2012 Parade T-Shirts at Bank of the Islands ONLY $10.00 2012 Parade Categories Most Original/Best Theme Best Music/Performance Most Patriotic Best Nature Theme Best Small Entry / Non-commercial Entries must be returned (with payment) BEFORE Friday, June 22, 2012 Return the following portion with Check Register Early for Best Position! Parade Entry Form Name of Business or Organization: ___________________________________________ Contact Person: _____________________________________________________________ Mailing Address (required): __________________________________________________ E-mail Address: (required) ____________________________________________________ Daytime Telephone Number (required): ______________________________________ Number of Participants: ____________ Music Music Music Music Music Music Music Live? (Yes) ____ or (No) ____ Boombox or Amplifier? (Yes) ____ or (No) ____ Other? ______________________________________________________________________ What type of Float: ___________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ Name of Person Attending Meeting on 6/28: ___________________________________ Line up the Day of the Parade will be between 8:00 and 8:30 on Island Inn Road (Entries arriving after 8:45 will be placed at the end of the Parade line up) Attention 2012 GraduatesThe Island Sun is looking for photos and information from local 2012 graduates to appear in the newspaper. If you are graduating or know a local grad, we need your help in obtaining the following information: Students name, school, plans for school or college in the fall. Please mail, drop off or email information along with a photo to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957; press@ islandsunnews.com. Please note on emails: Class of 2012. Photos will be returned upon request.
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FAX number: (239) 395-2299. E-mail: email@example.comRead Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.comContributing WritersKaren Bell Kimberley Berisford Don Brown Nick Brown Constance Clancy, ED.D. Suzy Cohen Marcia Feeney Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Shelley Greggs Bryan Hayes Dr. Dave Hepburn Craig R. Hersch Jane Vos Hogg Shirley Jewell Audrey Krienen Patricia Molloy Cindy Malszycki Marge Meek Capt. Matt Mitchell Bruce Neill, PhD Matt Oakley Ed ONeil Laura Zocki Puerto Gerri Reaves Ph.D. Di Saggau Jeanie Tinch PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER PRINTED WITH LOW-RUB, SOYBEAN INK Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel & Ken Rasi Advertising George Beleslin Stacy Osborn Graphic Arts & ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kris SeeReportersAnne Mitchell Jeff LysiakISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 20128 Gavin Seeks Place In Historical Villageby Anne MitchellEugene Gavin, a descendant of one of Sanibels pioneer black families, asked the city council on Tuesday to consider granting historic status to an outbuilding attached to the 1924 Shore Haven. Gavin hopes that will pave the way for the small building to have a place among other notable buildings in the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village as a relic of Sanibels black history. He showed council members a photograph of his father and uncle building a seawall at Shore Haven. The council members voted unanimously to evaluate the small building, and Alex Warner, president of the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village, said, Our board wants to have an active display of the black sharecroppers on Sanibel. He added that there is a place for it in the historical village if council agrees. The original structure of Shore Haven, a Sears Roebuck kit home on Bird Lane, has been donated by its owners and is headed to the historical village in July. Gavin would like to see the small house moved at the same time. Gavin said other opportunities to have black history represented have been lost. Also, at one time, the city said there was no room for more buildings in the historical village. He said the white schoolhouse is in the village, but the old colored school he attended on Tarpon Bay Road is now a jewelry store. I have a 96-year-old aunt and I would like her to be able to see (black history represented) at the museum, Gavin added. Council Ponders Reduced Revenues, Playground Fundsby Anne MitchellA request for a city contribution towards a new playground at The Sanibel School raised the topic of the islands still shaky property values and the specter of reduced revenues for the coming fiscal year. The principal of The Sanibel School has asked the city to chip in. The Lee County School Board has pledged $60,000 for the playground on a site located between the recreation center and the school. It is scheduled to be installed this summer. Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane told the city council on Tuesday that partnering with the Lee County School Board on the project would be a good move and would be open to the entire community. He said the city would have to take care of public safety, so in addition to the $60,000, an estimated $20,000 would be needed for fencing and security. Ruane said it could be done over two budget periods. Vice Mayor Mick Denham, however, was concerned about cost. Sanibel is again facing reduced revenues due to a projected reduction of 3.4 percent in property values. We have to be very careful how we spend our money. I was expecting property values to increase not decrease. I am not saying no but these are words of caution, Denham said. Ruane later said he was considering ways to increase other revenues, such as approaching Lee County to discuss Sanibels share of the bridge tolls, something Cape Corals City Council is currently doing. He said he had hoped construction would pick up as a result of the city lowering fees, and that changes to the resort redevelopment codes would spur hotels and motels to make renovations, all increasing Sanibels tax base. I want to understand why we havent seen any activity, Ruane said. Regardless, he added, We are not going to raise taxes. Council agreed unanimously to authorize staff to get cost estimates for review at the July meeting. Citys Natural Resources Director Retiresby Anne Mitchell,Dr. Rob Loflin, longtime director of natural resources for the City of Sanibel, will retire on June 29. James Evans, his deputy, has been named acting director. Evans has been employed by the City of Sanibel since January, 2000, when he started as a conservation officer. He was promoted to environmental planner in 2003 and in 2006 to environmental biologist on health and water quality. Loflin will continue to do city projects as an independent contractor at $110 per hour. As such, he will not receive benefits such as health insurance, vacation, medical leave, insurance, causeway tolls and tax withholding. In his retirement letter, Loflin stated, With the help of the citys partners at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, Lee County and city staff, we have changed the course of mighty rivers, breached long clogged tidal passes, planted tens of thousands of native trees, removed thousands of acres of noxious exotic plants and re-established the endemic habitat for numerous species of Sanibels birds, fishes and wildlife, during my 20 plus years of service. City Manager Judie Zimomra stated, Dr. Loflin leaves us all a legacy of environmental conservation and protection as a rare and rich gift to the future generations of all Sanibelians. Earlier this year, another top staffer, Public Works Director Gates Castle, also retired. Castle is also working on city projects as a consultant. Send your editorial copy to:firstname.lastname@example.org
9 ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 2012Cell Phone Tower To Be In Place Early Next Yearby Anne MitchellIts been many months in the making, but when its erected early next year, the Verizon cell phone tower off Donax Street may be one of a kind. The Sanibel City Council required that Verizon build the 149-foot tower to resemble a flag pole. But the problem was that flags and their rigging are noisy and there are nearby residents. Council asked Verizon to come up with an internal lanyard system. Verizon said it would be a challenge. Eventually, the company found two vendors who could provide the mechanisms required and on Tuesday, Mark Baesch, representing the cell phone company, presented the design to the council. When asked if there were any other similar towers, Baesch said, We have never built anything like this before with an internal system. We are trying to protect our citizens, said Vice Mayor Mick Denham. Baesch said noise will be minimized but cautioned that a small part of the mechanism is exposed. Council approved the design with a 5-0 vote. With that, Baesch said engineering will take six to eight weeks then the final plans will be approved. The tower should be in place during the first quarter of 2013. Telecommunications coverage is needed on Sanibels east end and the Verizon structure will have space for two more carriers. From page 5Captiva CodeThe initial work will begin seaward of the bridge. Approximately 75,000 cubic yards of sand will be dredged seaward and 25,000 cubic yards will be dredged landward. Beach fill will be placed on Sanibel between FDEP monuments R116 and R118. Turtle and shorebird monitoring will be completed by 8 a.m. each morning once the work begins. The contractor will be allowed to work seven days a week, 24 hours a day. There will be no disruption to automobile traffic and the north and south parking lots at Blind Pass will remain open. However, some parking spaces on each side will be reserved for the contractor. Captiva Tri Registration Open Interested in trying your hand at a sprint triathlon? Theres one right here on Captiva the Galloway Captiva Tri on September 15 and 16, with a kids tri on Saturday and the adults on Sunday. Information and registration details online at www.captiva.org. CCMI is once again the event charity, with a portion of the proceeds going to the groups School Backpack Program to provide emergency food more than 2,000 local children each school year. Sponsors Named For Galloway Captiva TriathlonTwo well-known local professionals have signed on as the event sponsors for the second annual Galloway Captiva Triathlon at South Seas Island Resort. The Zehr Center for Orthopaedics has returned to sponsor the September 16 adult triathlon, and attorney Jason Gunter is the new sponsor of the childrens tri events on September 15. Zehr Center founder Robert J. Zehr, M.D., welcomed the opportunity to be part of the Galloway Captiva Tri, noting an accessible multisport event such as this is a great fit with our mission to keep people healthy, active and pain-free. Last years event was such a success, we wanted to continue to be a part of it, as it starts even more athletes along the road of fitness, said Zehr. As a dedicated cyclist and Ironman finisher, Gunter understands what it takes to be a multisport athlete and was eager to be part of an event that introduces children to this engaging and fast-growing sport. The Galloway Captiva Tri is a perfect combination of family and fitness, allowing parents and children a chance to share the multisport experience, said Gunter. The fact that the designated charity Community Cooperative Ministries Inc.s School Backpack Program also helps to feed local children who otherwise might go hungry when other food options are unavailable, just makes it that much more important for me to support this effort. Both adult and children athletes can register online through the link at the event website, located at www.captivatri. org. The Galloway Captiva Triathlon is a family, fun and fitness weekend at South Seas Island Resort centered around a childrens race on Saturday morning, September 15, and an adult sprint-length race on Sunday morning, September 16. Angie Ferguson, a well-known Elite Level 2 level triathlon coach, 18-time Ironman, and one of the race directors continued on page 56 Sanibel Island Fireworks Night 2012 Wednesday, July 4th 6p to 9p Fireworks @ Dusk Presented By: Food & Beverage Tickets for Sale Kids Games! Bring the whole family! Watch the fireworks in style! At: A special thanks to our media sponsors: www.businessesbythebeach.com Pool Party! Pig Roast Grilled Hot Dogs, Hamburgers & Chicken! Cotton Candy, Ice Cream, Soft Pretzels! Putting Competition & Kids Contests! Music by: $5 Parking
ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 201210 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 Rabbi Selwyn Geller For more information 239-472-0177 or email@example.com CAPTIVA CHAPEL BY THE SEA: The Rev. Thomas E. Nyman November 13, 2011 thru April 22, 2012 Sunday 11 a.m., 472-1646. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST: 2950 West Gulf Dr., Sunday 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Wednesday evening meeting 7:30 p.m.; Reading room open, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (November through March), Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (summer hours). 472-8684. SANIBEL COMMUNITY CHURCH 1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, 472-2684 Dr. Daryl Donovan, Senior Pastor Sunday Worship Hours:7:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Communion9 a.m. Contemporary Service with Kids Church10:45 a.m. Adult and Youth Sunday School classes 11 a.m. Traditional Service with Choir Childcare available at all services. SANIBEL CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: 2050 Periwinkle Way 472-0497 The Rev. Dr. John H. Danner, Sr. Pastor. The Rev. Deborah Kunkel, Associate Pastor Worship Services: Sunday 7:45 a.m. Chapel Service, and 10 a.m. Full Service, with Sunday School and Nursery Care provided. 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. Daily Mass Wed., Thurs., Friday at 8:30 a.m. Communion Service Mon. and Tues. at 8:30 a.m. Confession first Saturday of the month 9 a.m. by appointment. Holy Days please call. ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS EPISCOPAL CHURCH: 2304 Periwinkle Way between the Bean and Baileys, 472-2173 Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan, Rector www.saintmichaels-sanibel.org Worship Services: Saturdays at 5 p.m. Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School (PreK-6thgr.) at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at 9 a.m. and 1st Wednesdays of the month 6 p.m., Pot Luck Supper at 6:30 p.m. 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 5 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Church Awards Mission GrantsSanibel Congregational United Church of Christ continues to live out its commitment to mission and benevolence in many ways. One way is through the yearly grants awarded by the SCUCCs Mission and Benevolence Committee given from congregational pledges for mission. This year, the committee focused on local agencies that provide support for women and children, food resources, job retraining and education as well as support of wider UCC state and local efforts. The committee is happy to announce that recipients of the grants for the first half of 2012 totaling $44,400.00 are: Abuse Counseling & Treatment Inc., Alvin A Dubin Alzheimer Resource Center, Brightest Horizons, Community Cooperative Ministries Day Care, FISH of Sanibel, Friends Who Care, GoodwillFort Myers, Harry Chapin Food Bank, Life Education and Counseling Center of SWFL, Literacy Council Gulf Coast, Radio Reading Service, Salvation ArmyFort Myers, Southwest Florida Addiction Services, ECHO, Global Ministries of the Disciples of Christ and the UCC and Interfaith Action of Southwest Florida. SCUCC members are inspired by our shared faith life to reaching beyond the churchs walls with the compassionate actions. Other efforts by the congregation include a weekly collection of food for local food pantries, the efforts of the Sanibel Congregational Women in Ministry, and donating to a local and national charity the offering from the yearly Christmas Eve Sunset Service held on Lighthouse Beach. Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ is located at 2050 Periwinkle Way, across the street from Periwinkle Place. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email email@example.com $ 8. 00 OFF ANY BOTTLE BOTTLE $ $ 25 OR MORE. 25 OR MORE. ALL EVENING. ALL EVENING.WINE WEDNESDAYS 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. 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11 ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 2012 Center 4 Life ProgramsSanibel Fit 4 Life is the motto at the Center 4 Life. All ages are welcome. Island Seniors, Inc. members can buy coupon booklets from the City of Sanibel at the Center 4 Life, 2401 Library Way, or at the Sanibel Recreation Center. Booklets of 12 coupons are $42, or get three coupons for $10.50. Make checks payable to City of Sanibel. Happy to be Fit for Life Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. This class is a combination of Happy Hour and Essential Total Fitness. Keep your heart, lungs and muscles strong and your brain fit with aerobics and muscle conditioning exercises. Class begins with a joke and ends with a positive thought. Gentle Yoga with Kris Brown Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Stretch, tone and strengthen while improving flexibility, proper alignment and circulation. Mats are used to meet the needs of varying experience levels. Bring a towel. Fitness Opportunities at the Sanibel Recreation Center. Phone 472-0345 or go to www.mysanibel.com and check under the Recreation Department for more information. Tuesday Kayaking June 11, July 10 and 24, 8:30 a.m. There is space for 16 people on eight two-person kayaks and unlimited space for those who own their own kayaks. Everyone is encouraged to take a turn leading the group. The center supplies the kayaks, paddles and life jackets. Bring water, a small snack, change of clothing, sun lotion, bug spray, sunglasses and a hat. Cost is $5 for Island Seniors, Inc. members and $10 for non-members. Come by the center to sign up. New Computer Class With Patty includes Windows 7. PC Savvy News you can use Thursday, June 28 or Wednesday, July 25, 1 to 3 p.m. Learn how to use libraries, folders, flash drives, search options, desktop icons and other applications. Your paid reservation guarantees your seat. Cost is $30 for members and $45 for non-members. Watercolor with Bea Pappas Fridays, 12:30 to 3 p.m. If you have some painting experience and would like to work from a still life or photo, join the class. Cost is $20 per session for members and $25 for non-members. Class runs through August 31. Discounted tickets to Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Naples Philharmonic or Florida Repertory Theatre for the 2013 season are available. Its easy to make a reservation but you must hold a reservation by purchasing a ticket by September 1. Call the center for more information. Games at the Center: Bridge 12:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday Hand & Foot 12:30 p.m. Tuesday Mahjongg 12:30 p.m. Thursday Mexican Train 12:30 p.m.Thursday Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for non-members. Prizes are awarded. Leisure Lunchers & Thrift & Consignment Connoisseurs Wednesday, June 20 at 11:30 a.m., Stir Crazy in Bonita Springs. Tuesday, July 17 at 11:30 a.m., Connors Steakhouse in Gulf Coast Town Center. Trip to Useppa with Captiva Cruises Tuesday, July 31. Depart from McCarthys Marina at 10 a.m. and return by 3 p.m. Dine at the Collier Inn and tour the history museum. Cost is $25 for members and $35 for non-members. Come to the center to sign up or mail your reservation with a check. Mystery Dinner Train Sunday, June 24, Deadly Doubles. Tennis stars match wits against the mob in this humorous twist on the game of champions. The train departs at 5:30 p.m. from the Colonial Station depot in Fort Myers at 2805 Colonial Boulevard. Join in the fun as the cast unravels a comical mystery before your eyes. You decide who the killer is and why they would do such a dastardly deed. Make sure to write down all the clues you discover. Clue sheets will be collected before the final act, when all will discover why the perfect murder just cant be pulled off or can it? A prize will be awarded to one super sleuth in each dining car. Members are $60, non-members are $70. Includes a five-course dinner, murder mystery show and train ride. Beverages and gratuity not included. Car pooling will be available. Call the center at 472-5743 for more information. Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy & PilatesShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 201212 PAWS has recently taken in a very special eight-year-old boy named Barnabas (Barney for short). The poor guy came to PAWS as a stray needing skin treatments and teeth extractions, but he is now in perfect health and neutered. Because he is so handsome and affectionate, he has quickly become a favorite of the staff at Coral Veterinary Clinic in Fort Myers, where he is now ready and waiting for his new home. If you would like to visit Barney, stop in or call PAWS volunteer Pam at 4724823 for more information. PAWS Pet Barnabus Its Shrimpfest Time!Fish Market Open at 11 am (2 pm Sunday) Restaurant Open 5:00-9:30 pm 7 days472-3128 703 Tarpon Bay Rd www.prawnbroker.com 33 Years of Fresh Fish on Sanibel Island! Every Tuesday enjoy Crunchy Shrimp, Coconut Fried Shrimp, Shrimp Scampi, BBQ Shrimp, Shrimp fra Diablo plus a changing selection of shrimp specials like Thai Shrimp and More! And the Special Part they are all priced at $15. So make plans now with friends and family cause we dont know how long it will last! Our email address is email@example.com 1975-2019 periwinkle wayShopOnSanibel.com Something for Everyone Tahitian Gardens Breakfast & Lunch 7am 2:30pm Kids MenuIsland Style Home Cookin' in Our Open Air KitchenMaking Memories Since 1984 Family Owned & Operated Enjoy Dining At Our Handmade Shadowbox Fossil Seashell TablesNo reservations 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.472-5323 outdoor outdoor seating seating Call for take out or stay 472-4300
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ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 201214 Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellThe SanibelCaptiva Rotary Club had a catch-up meeting last Friday. Catching-up with the status of some of our service projects and discussing whether any of our club members might be available for travel to Haiti or Guatemala within the next few months for personal observation of these projects. Chet Sadler announced that our Haiti water project the construction of a clean water pipeline system to service St. Marc School in Haiti has taken three years to get under way but is now ready to begin. Chet has tenaciously worked toward getting this project off the ground, meeting many road blocks along the way. At times, it seemed almost impossible. Our club was the original funding source, along with an anonymous donor from Captiva. In addition, Chet applied for matching funds from Rotary District #6960 and Rotary International. To receive these matching funds, a myriad of detailed reports must be submitted and reviewed (need, viability, sustainability), along with finding a host Rotary Club in Haiti to oversee the project. While that work was being done on the homefront, permission and work permits for construction of the pipeline must be granted by government officials. Just when that seemed be going in a positive direction, the 2010 earthquake in Haiti stopped all construction efforts and so did the paperwork at Rotary International. Focus for Rotary was needed on the rebuilding of Haiti but not on new projects. It was a long time coming, but last week all paperwork seemed to be completed and the pipeline project is greenlighted at a cost of around $75,000 for the construction of the water pipeline system and the construction of a restroom facility at St. Marc School. This will be a definite improvement over the one-seat outbuilding toilet now servicing the nearly 1,000 students, facility and support staff at the school. The new facility will have separate area restrooms that include girls (seven toilets and sinks), boys (three toilets, urinals and sinks) and teachers (two toilets, sinks and showers). John Grey gave an update on our partnership with Miracles In Action. We have an invitation from the Miracles In Action for club Rotarians to join them on a trip to Guatemala in late July or early August. They will be delivering the vented stoves funded by Rotary from their share of the proceeds of Guatemalan handcrafts sold at our 28th annual Rotary Arts & Crafts Fair this year. Rotary has funded the purchase of 38 vented stoves for Guatemalan families in rural areas. It is estimated that the stoves will help about 200 people lead healthier, safer lives. On the local front, the SanibelCaptiva Rotary Club is expecting to honor their $25,000 pledge to the Heights Foundation as soon as the Heights Community Center has been completed. The Heights Foundation is currently going through a government requested audit for eligibility for receiving Federal New Market Tax Credit Funding. As soon as that is in place, the Heights Community Center will complete the construction on the building. The center is anticipating that the center will open sometime in the late fall. Also, Sanibel-Captiva Rotarians welcomed the new Sanibel Community Housing & Resources (CHR) executive director, Kelly Collini, to the meeting for a presentation of a $3,000 check earmarked for landscape maintenance long overdue near CHR housing on Airport Road. The vegetation over-growth near these units is causing building maintenance problems and fire hazards. Although Collini was not scheduled to speak last Friday, she did introduce herself to us and gave a brief update on CHR activities. She moved here from Wyoming, where for six years she was the executive director of the Albany County SAFE Project in Laramie, a womens shelter program for domestic violence and sexual assault victims. It was time for a change, Collini said. She and her husband had talked about moving to Floridas Gulf Coast someday, exploring the possibility, brought about the new job position and challenge of taking on the executive continued on page 16 John Grey, Jason Holtz, Kelly Collini and Lee Almas 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. CIGARS CIGARS CIGARSArturo Fuente, Monte Cristo, Cohiba, Romeo Y Julieta Best Selection on the Islands Natural and Maduro Check out our Craft Beer Selection Mix a Six for $10.49! Crown Royal 750 ml. Reg. $28.99 SALE $23.99 Grey Goose Vodka 750 ml. $31.99 Bacardi Rum Light or Dark 1.75 ltr. Reg. 27.99 SALE $25.99 Jose Cuervo Tequila 1.75 ltr. 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From page 14Rotary Happeningsdirector position at CHR on Sanibel. Acclimating herself to a new job in totally new surroundings takes a little time. She has spent most of that time meeting with her board of directors, meeting residents of the community and community housing, site visits of CHR properties, and understanding what is expected of her non-profit organization here on Sanibel. She is working closely with board members on the financial commitments of CHR and together they will be working toward a future that is sustainable well into the future. CHR currently has 73 rental units and oversees 14 limited equity ownership (LEO) housing units. The non-profit has struggled in the last few years with financial concerns, mostly brought on by the downturn in the real estate market, economy and job loss. Qualified renters for CHR units were harder to come by and finding buyers for the LEO housing units took a nose-dive during this period (good news, though currently there is only one housing unit left to be sold). The maintenance on properties held by CHR during this time period slowed down. Now, with most rental units full, the sale of most of the LEO units and contributions from organizations such as Rotary, maintenance projects are back on track. The future looks bright for CHR and Rotary wishes Collini good luck with her new job. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at Bistro At Beachview, 1100 Par View Drive. For further information regarding the Sanibel Rotary or Rotary International, call 337-1099. ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 201216 Zonta Club Of Sanibel-Captiva Installs New Board Members From left: Barbara Marti (board member), Barbara Nagle (immediate past president), Helen Ramsey (board member), Kris Ritts (pre sidentelect), Ginger Parker (treasurer), Orlene Shimberg (president), Judy Workman (recording secretary), Ruth Mayer (board member ), Jan Alden (board member), Gini Jones (board member), Phyllis Gresham (corresponding secretary), Dalia Jakubauskas (board member) ABWA Monthly MeetingThe Sanibel-Captiva Chapter of the American Business Womens Association (ABWA) invites all members and guests to the monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 12. The meeting will be held at The Community House. Networking begins at 5:30 p.m. and the dinner/meeting begins at 6 p.m. The June meeting presenters will be a panel discussion by Robin Cook, Sarah Ashton and Janet Strickland. They will be sharing their Secrets To Success, a discussion of best business practices in marketing, networking, growing a business, managing client relationships, managing employees, and referrals. Cook has been an active member of ABWA since 2011, Ashton since 2003 and Strickland since 2010. Collectively, they bring over 50 years of experience in their respective professions. Cook, vice president and private banker at Regions Bank, has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry in private banking and branch management. She is a 2006 graduate of the Florida School of Banking at the University of Florida and an alumna of Leadership Cape Coral. She is Series 7, 63 and Florida life insurance licensed, and is a Certified Senior Advisor. Ashton, a Realtor, has a strong knowledge and understanding of Sanibel and Captiva residential properties. She continued on page 25 3111 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel. Call (239) 472-4559 Specializing in weddings, private parties and corporate events or visit www.TraditionsOnTheBeach.com Open for Dinner From 5 p.m. until Late p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p Casual Beachfront Dining Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine With Live Entertainment Fathers Day Weekend June 15th/16th Dinner & Dancing The Perfect Place To Celebrate If our seafood were any fresher, we would be serving it under water. we would be serving it under water. THE LAZY FLAMINGO THE LAZY FLAMINGOBeautiful Downtown Santiva 6520-C Pine Avenue 472-5353 472-5353 LAZY FLAMINGO 3 LAZY FLAMINGO 316501 Stringfellow Road Bokeelia 283-5959 283-5959 LAZY FLAMINGO 2 LAZY FLAMINGO 2Beautiful Downtown Sanibel 1036 Periwinkle Way 472-6939 472-6939 LAZY FLAMINGO 4 LAZY FLAMINGO 412951 McGregor Boulevard Fort Myers 476-9000 476-9000 DAILY DAILY LUNCH LUNCH SPECIALS SPECIALS H H b-t H H b-t pm pm n :bf-r n :bf-r Dr D .tf Dr P .ff Dr D .tf Dr P .ff EARLY BIRD SPECIALS (-r) EARLY BIRD SPECIALS (-r) F. M n S ONLY F. M n S ONLY
17 ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 2012 Performing, Visual Arts Activities At BIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp Summer Arts Camp at BIG ARTS is an excellent way for children to get creative and keep engaged during the summer. This arts camp runs Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., through July 27. Activities include acrylic painting, ceramics, dance, photography, puppetry, improvisational acting, music appreciation, film editing, folk art and general arts and crafts. Tuition for campers entering kindergarten through fifth grade in the fall is $130 per week. If attending three or more weeks, the cost is reduced to $115 per week. Middle and high school students have the option to attend camp solely as a student or select to participate in the fine arts apprentice program, spending half the day as a student and the other half assisting instructors of K-5 classes as a volunteer to receive community service hours. Middle and high school tuition is $80 per week. Courses include photography, basket weaving, film editing, painting and writing. In observance of Independence Day, there is no camp on Wednesday, July 4. Tuition is adjusted during this fifth week of camp to reflect the four-day session. Tuition assistance is available. Contact BIG ARTS for an application. Sponsor Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Foundation, L.A.T. Foundation and Sanibel-Captiva Community Bank. For further information on registration for Summer Arts Camp or to become a member, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel; call 395-0900; e-mail info@BIGARTS.org; or log on to www. BIGARTS.org. Performing Arts instructor Bobby Logue leads stretching exercise at BIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp Visual Arts instructor Tiffany Campbell helps students create art with glue CrystalDrinking Water 24 pack Open the hours you want 6am-10pm everyday Open the hours you want 6am-10pm everyday Friendly Faces, Helpful Friendly Faces, Helpful Personalized Service Personalized Service (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 New at Jerrys New at Jerrys Steam Your Shrimp Steam Your Shrimp To Perfection To Perfection While You Shop While You Shop Ad Effective June 8 June 14 Ad Effective June 8 June 14Special of the Week Experience Taste! Experience Taste! Sunset Salsa Sunset Salsa Variety of Variety of Flavors Flavors 15 oz. 15 oz. $ $ 3. 3. 99 99 $ $ 1. 1. 99 99 Lb. Lb. Georgia Georgia Peaches Peaches Fresh Shrimp Rings Fresh Shrimp Rings $ $ 19. 19. 99 99Jerrys Famous Key Lime Pie $ $ 9. 9. 99 99 $ $ 3. 3. 99 99 Black Forest Ham Black Forest Ham American Cheese American Cheese SAVE SAVE $ $ 1. 1. 00 00 SAVE 50 SAVE 50 $ $ 8. 8. 99 99 Lb. Lb. $ $ 5. 5. 99 99 Lb. Lb.
ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 201218 Lunch Dinner And Late Night239.472.77701523 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island OPE 11 A.M.IGHT OPEN FROM 11 A.M. MIDNIGHT Glass of House Wine, Domestic Draft or Well Drink!OR Slice of Key Lime Pie FREE FREEWith purchase of entre. Valid for Lunch 11am-4pm. Not to be combined with any other offers. Expires 6/30/12 F F R R O O M M I I D D N N JOIN US FOR HAPPY HOUR 3-6 PM MONDAY SATURDAY & ALL DAY SUNDAY!www.the shhouserestaurants.com Sanibel Sea Schools First Week A SuccessThe first week of 2012 summer camp at Sanibel Sea School was a smashing success. Fresh out of school and ready for summer, their campers spent the week surfing, seining, snorkeling, canoeing and learning about frogfish a master of camouflage so skilled that you probably have never seen one. For a fish that makes a living sitting still and nabbing prey as they swim by, camouflage is essential. It is also essential if you are a camper in the midst of game of camouflage tag. First, they studied some of the techniques frogfish use to become invisible: they grow filamentous projections that resemble algae out of their skin and can change their colors to best blend into their surroundings. Then, they put their new knowledge to use, hiding under camouflage netting and painting their faces to become the best ambush hunters possible. The frogfish in the waters around Sanibel is called an Ocellated Frogfish, or Antennaris multiocellatus. This name refers to the frogfishs spots, which are found on each side of the fish and resemble eyes. This is a crucial part of the frogfishs camouflage; the eye is the hardest part on an animal to hide. Campers learned the difficulty and importance of hiding an eye as they painted fish tiles to blend in with the ocean floor. Later, when they snorkeled over the tiles and jotted down observations, campers often spotted the telltale white googley-eye against a sea of tan and brown. Frogfish dont just sit still, nicely camouflaged, and wait for a fish to swim by. They are much more proactive than that. They are anglerfish just like fishermen, anglerfish makes their living fishing for other fish. The fishing rod-equivalent is called an illicium, a modified dorsal fin that projects out of the forehead. At the end of the illicium, an esca dangles as bait. In frogfish, the esca is a fleshy lure resembling a worm. Campers buit their own illicium and esca to lure in their fellow campers, dangling not worms but bags of chips and drawings of dollar bills. Frogfish live a very sedentary lifestyle continued on page 36 John LeBar gets some short-lived horizontal air Riley Howington, Annabel Crater and Dylan Howington try their hand as a camouflage triplet totem Jamison Hayduk takes notes while snorkeling in San Carlos Bay
19 ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 2012 CROW Case Of The Week: Alligator Releaseby Patricia MolloyOn June 4, CROW returned a young American alligator to its home at Florida Gulf Coast University after successfully rehabilitating the young reptile. The campus freshman alligator had apparently engaged in a brawl with a senior alligator. The patient arrived at the clinic on April 19 with several minor wounds and a deep gash on one of its hind legs that went down to the joint. After radiographic testing, it was determined that the patient required orthopedic surgery. Dr. Heather Barron, CROW clinic director, performed an arthrodesis, a surgical procedure involving fixation of a joint to promote bone fusion. FGCU, which was built on a wetland, has been conducting a study for the past two-and-a-half years on the campuss native American alligator (Alligator mississippiensi) population. The ongoing research program was started by Sean Wilkinson and is currently headed by student Greg Kosik under the advisement of Edwin Everham, PhD, professor of Marine and Ecological Sciences. Jordan Donini, assistant wildlife rehabilitator at CROW at student at FGCU, transported the alligator to a campus lab where Kosik tagged the three-and-half foot male alligator for future identification purposes. The process involves notching the tail scutes of the subject in an individual pattern; there are no nerve endings in the scutes, so it is not painful for the alligator. The tiny samples are then tested for genetic research and DNA analysis. After tagging the alligator, it was released in a marsh on the far edge of the campus, where it leisurely walked into the water. CROW patient #0994 will continue to play an import part in the FGCUs native alligator population study. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from the Gulf Coast of Florida. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: www.crowclinic. org. Home sweet home! Dr. Edwin Everham, Jordan Donini and Greg Kosik make a final assessment prior to release The tail scutes were notched for identification Jordan Donini and the freshman patient 239.472.2328 www.sanibelthriller.comReservations are required Also Available for Private Charters Departing from Sanibel Marina 634 N. Yachtsman Dr. Sanibel Island S Db S Db Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Winner Seven Continuous Years Winner Seven Continuous Years Lunch & Dinner Lunch & Dinner 472-8138 472-8138 SANIBEL MARINA 634 N. Yachtsman Drive www.sanibelmarina.com 634 N. Yachtsman Drive www.sanibelmarina.com Sanibel and Captiva Islands Most Exciting Boat Tour Circumnavigating Sanibel & Captiva Islands with Dolphins SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Gramma Dots
ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 201220 Museum Camp Gears Kids Up For July 4th ParadeThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is hosting a week-long camp, dubbed Live Mollusks On Parade Camp, from June 25 to 29. The camp is in preparation for the Fourth of July parade, and campers are invited to participate in the parade dressed as live mollusks they will create at the camp. Campers will design a costume, make-up and props for the museum float. They will learn about the cowrie, conch, and cone snails, and are invited to participate in the BaileyMatthews Shell Museum Fourth of July parade float, The Great Cowrie RoundUp, in full regalia. Other Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum Summer Camps include: Sea Life Summer Camp: June 12, 14, 19 and 21 Participants will read stories, participate in crafts and artwork connected with the daily sea life theme that day. Sea Life Summer Camp: July 10, 12, 17, 19 and 31 Participants will read stories, participate in crafts and artwork connected with the daily sea life theme that day. Mollusk Cartoon Camp with Cartoonist Dave Horton: July 23 to 27 Students will view video clips of mollusks on the prowl, learn how to draw mollusks on the move and cartoon characters of Sanibel shells and shell lovers. Finally, they will create an accordion book or cartoon strip with their best cartoon creations. Sea Life Summer Camp: August 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 and 30 Participants will read stories, participate in crafts and artwork connected with the daily sea life theme that day. For more information about the camp or to register, visit www.shellmuseum.org or contact Diane Thomas at 395-2233. Sanibel Author Captures Rare PhotographSanibel author and naturalist Charles Sobczak recently gave a nature presentation at the Deltona Public Library near Orlando, Florida. After the presentation, he and his wife, Molly Heuer, elected to go on a twomile nature walk through the Lyonia Preserve, whose trail head is located beside the library. The Lyonia Preserve encompasses a large stand of Florida oak scrub, which is ideal habitat for the Florida scrub jay, an endangered Florida native. While on the walk, the couple spotted one of these elusive jays in the bushes behind them and as they watched it a second jay came up from the other direction and landed atop Mollys head. The bird stayed there just long enough for Charlie to snap a photograph. The best place to see this beautiful blue and white bird locally are Oscar Scherer State Park in Sarasota County, or Hickey Creek Mitigation Park in Lee County. While seeing a scrub jay is rare, having one land on your head is considerably rarer. Lori Brungardt of Lawrence, Kansas found an alphabet cone on June 4 off Jamaica Drive at Tropical Winds. Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum campers will take part in the Fourth of July Parade Island PawsA Very Unique Pet Shop! Just Three Doors DownHeres whats cooking for Breakfast & Lunch Serving Breakfast All DAY, Every Day!Youll always find something special at the Over Easy Cafe.Outdoor & Indoor Dining Breakfast & Lunch Scan To Go Online Like us on Molly Heuer with a Florida scrub jay photo by Charles Sobczak Shell Found Lori Brungardt Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or firstname.lastname@example.org
21 ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 2012Anglers Can Help FWC Catch Data On Red SnapperBy filling out a survey card or making a phone call, anglers can provide Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) biologists valuable information about red snapper and other reef fish. Biologists distribute survey cards yearround to anglers at public areas, including boat ramps, fishing piers and marinas along the Gulf coast of Florida, to gather information about fishing trips targeting red snapper. This information includes where a red snapper is caught and released, the type of fishing equipment used, the size of the fish and its condition when released. Fisheries researchers and managers use the data from these reported catch-andrelease trips to assess the status of this important recreational fishery. Anyone fishing for red snapper in Florida, or anglers who reel one in at any time of year, can also request a postagepaid survey card in the mail by emailing their name and address to FishStats@ MyFWC.com. To download a data sheet, visit www.MyFWC.com/Research/ Saltwater, click on Recreational Fisheries and select the article FWC Enlists Anglers to Assist Reef Fish Studies. Another way for anglers to help researchers is with a quick phone call to report reeling in a tagged reef fish. FWC biologists have been tagging and releasing reef fish such as snapper and grouper in the Gulf of Mexico since 2009 to evaluate fish survival after recreational anglers catch and release these species. The yellow or orange tags are near the dorsal fin of the fish, and each tag has a unique number printed on the side. FWC researchers ask anglers to report tagged fish to the Angler Tag Return Hotline at 800-367-4461. When calling the hotline, anglers should indicate the species, tag number, date and time of capture, catch location, fish length, type of bait used and whether the fish was kept or released. If the fish is released, the angler should leave the tag in place. With every report of a tagged fish, researchers gain a better understanding of the rate of survival after these fish are released. Anglers receive free T-shirts for reporting a fish tagged as part of this project. For more information on recreational fisheries research and to find other ways to help, visit www.MyFWC. com/Research/Saltwater and click on Recreational Fisheries. Red snapper photo by FWC Sea Turtle Nesting StatisticsSCCF sea turtle activity as of June 1, 2012 and the previous two years for comparison. As of June 1, 2012 Sanibel East 21 nests, 17 false crawls Sanibel West 80 nests, 136 false crawls Captiva 36 nests, 58 false crawls As of June 1, 2011 Sanibel East 7 nests, 14 false crawls Sanibel West 48 nests, 69 nests Captiva 32 nests, 4 false crawls As of June 1, 2010 Sanibel East 0 nests, 3 false crawls Sanibel West 14 nests, 19 false crawls Captiva 9 nests, 7 false crawls False crawl a failed nesting attempt If you have questions or would like to know more about sea turtles on Sanibel, contact email@example.com or call the SCCF Turtle Office at 472-2329 ext. 228. Were Seafood Savvy, are you? Seafood Savvy is an initiative of the SanibelCaptiva Chapter of START, supported by funds raised from the San-Cap Cracker Fest. Sweet Melissas Cafe Baileys Market Doc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar and Grille Lighthouse Cafe The Timbers Restaurant and Fish Market Traders Store and Cafe The Island Cow YOUR LOCAL SEAFOOD SAVVY RESTAURANTS AND MARKETS:WANT TO BE SEAFOOD SAVVY?Heres what you can do to help protect our Gulf waters and ensure that we have sh for the future: Visit your local Seafood Savvy Restaurants and Markets supporting Ocean-friendly shing and environmentally responsible aquaculture Ask your server or counter person which items are sustainable choices Visit Seafood Savvy at SeafoodSavvy.org and see the initiatives that are being taken to protect our oceans and future seafood Download and use the Seafood Watch mobile app by Monterey Bay Aquarium, a Seafood Savvy partner, which can help you buy sustainable sh when you are shopping or dining out. (App is available in the iTunes App Store and Android Market)There are plenty of sh in the ocean You may think so, but the reality is that our oceans are being overshed. The choices we make today will determine the fate of tomorrows seafood. The goal of Seafood Savvy is to help ensure that we have seafood for the future by educating consumers, chefs, restaurant and market owners about Ocean-friendly seafood.
ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 201222 Perfect Storm For Redfishby Capt. Matt MitchellRarely do we have such giant high tides as we did this week. When the tides are this big it really opens up a lot of shorelines we hardly ever get to fish. The full moon high tides along with west winds gave us about the highest daytime tides of the year. Add to that prevailing west winds that gave us an extra two to three hours more of high tide to work mangroves and you have the perfect storm to fish redfish. Mangrove islands and shorelines on the eastern side in the southern sound provided non-stop action during these big high tides. Shrimp, small pinfish and cut bait all did the trick catching redfish up to 30 inches. If you enjoy catching redfish under the tree, this was about as good as it gets. Tarpon fishing on the other hand, after being really consistent for more than a week, got screwed up with the strong west winds and rain. Water conditions in the sound went from clearing and close to ideal to coffee-colored and stirred up within a day. Things will clear back up but it will take a few days until the tarpon get back in a consistent pattern again. Consistent weather patterns mean consistent tarpon fishing. Running all over the sound right after the blow, I was only to locate a few fish and west winds made it too rough to get out along the beaches to look. Finding clearer water was the key this week to getting some really big trout. Areas on the western side of the sound up close to the barrier islands were much more sheltered from the west wind and water clarity was much better than most of the rest of the sound. Grunts fished under a popping cork caught trout up to 26 inches. Fishing the grassy edges of the sloughs that lead in and out from the passes gave up the biggest trout this week. Basically, any place on the whole back side of North Captiva and Cayo Costa that had sand holes and channels in the grass flats held good numbers of trout. As our water temperature gets warmer and warmer, more of the larger trout are loaded with worms. This is a typical summer thing, so if you are looking for trout to eat, only keep fish around the 18-inch mark. Not that the little white worms would hurt you if you ate them, but its far from appetizing seeing them while filleting a fish for the table. Catch-and-release snook fishing in the passes and on the beaches is still going strong. Small pinfish, grunts and slipperys drifted along the edges of the passes on an outgoing tide are hard to beat for non-stop action. Most of the snook are in the 24to 30-inch range although there are some real monsters in there too. Its hard to believe its only been three winters since our huge snook kill caused by the cold and its really great to see snook already coming back in good numbers. If you plan on fishing for these snook on live bait, a circle hook is a good idea, if not mandatory. Handle these fish as little as possible before releasing them. If a dolphin moves in, no matter how good the snook bite is, quit fishing and move away. Flipper has plenty of other fish to eat besides snook. With smart, common sense angling practices, our snook population will hopefully recover quickly.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213. Capt. Matt Mitchell, right, with a client and another redfish caught under the trees ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEA D S FA C T O RY T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U D E S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i c e S ervin g S anibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur Botto m Yo ur B ot to m C Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint Prices Da v e D oa n e 1 Reservations Required for All Cruises All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Islandwww.captivacruises.com Call for departure timeTHE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER 10 a.m. Island Cruise to Useppa Or Cabbage Key Adventure Sailing Cruises 4:00 p.m. Dolphin Watch Cruise Beach & Shelling Cruise Sunset Serenade Cruise with Island Musicians Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
23 ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 2012 I believe that I mentioned in an earlier article that on Labor Day weekend of 1977, Sanibel received just under 20 inches of rain in 48 hours. The old mosquito control weir system was so inefficient that it took a month before the water levels returned to the height of the old weirs. By 1995, new weirs were in place, but after Hurricane Charley in 2004, it became clear that if the interior wetlands were going to hold more water, there also needed to be an efficient drainage system in place. The new weirs had the potential of allowing massive amounts of water to flow out of the wetlands basin when opened, but there was a problem in getting the water from the farthest reaches of the watershed to the weirs. There was just too much tree growth and deadfall all along the Sanibel River, inhibiting the ability of the water to flow freely. I was hired by the city to develop and maintain that drainage system in 2005. The maintenance program is very labor intensive and can get a bit exciting when there is a female gator protecting her nest or babies, but I believe it has been a success. The director of the Public Works Department has told me that he is amazed at how much faster the water levels are lowered if the weirs have to be opened. Instead of islanders having to deal with several weeks of flooded conditions after a major rainfall event, water levels can now be restored to acceptable levels within a matter of a few days. But as many of you know, my interests do not revolve around only the security and comfort of humans. My interests also lie in trying to help humanity coexist with the natural scheme of things. I have enjoyed implementing this management program on the Sanibel River because I have been able to witness the increased usage of the river by nesting wetland birds mostly herons and egrets, ibises, night herons and anhingas. As an example, there is a section of the river where the nesting has gone from 12 nests in 2005 to more than 40 nests in 2011. And I believe this is due mostly to the improved management of the Sanibel River channel explicitly for nesting wetland birds. If people will just listen to Earth, the natural system will gladly share its wonders with them! Ever since I began trimming the trees, I have been experimenting with what will attract the birds and what doesnt work. First of all, there has to be a flyway down the river channel so the birds can actually have access to the nesting areas. In many areas of the river channel, the exotics (and natives) had completely closed the channel off. Now, there is a 12 to 15 foot wide opening (sometimes tunnel) along the whole route. One of the first mistakes I made was leaving branches in place that came up out of the water and branched out several feet above the channel. Thinking that coming up out of the water would act a little like a moat, I would trim these branches so they could hold a potential nest above the water. These sites were never used and I have since come to the conclusion that is because the branches coming out of the water make the nests too accessible to water snakes. All of the active nesting sites are in trees that are growing from the edge of the river channel and arching out over the water. However, the branches must also be the proper size; too small and the branch will not be able to hold the weight of the nest and birds; too large and any raccoon will be able to walk out to the nest and easily find dinner. But there is one factor that is an absolute necessity before the birds will show any interest in utilizing a potential nesting area there has to be a sufficient depth of water to attract a decent-sized alligator. If there is no alligator in the water underneath the nests, the birds will abandon the site and go looking for another alligator. Next week, I will explain the logic behind this observation. A former city council member and mayor, Mark Bird Westall has owned and operated Canoe Adventures, Inc. on Sanibel for over 33 years. Visit www.canoewithbirdwestall.com for more information. 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 lounge1/2 Price DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine Attention 2012 GraduatesThe Island Sun is looking for photos and information from local 2012 graduates to appear in the newspaper. If you are graduating or know a local grad, we need your help in obtaining the following information: Students name, school, plans for school or college in the fall. Please mail, drop off or email information along with a photo to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957; email@example.com. Please note on emails: Class of 2012. Photos will be returned upon request. After looking for seashells all day on June 2, Alexandra Helena (7), of Tarpon Springs, Florida found an alphabet cone while walking with her dad. They found it in a foot of water, on low tide along the south beach near the Sanibel Lighthouse. Alexandra enjoyed a fun day of shelling with her brothers, mom and lucky-charm dad. 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ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 201224 Shell Point Academy Offers Class On Nature Of Southwest FloridaShell Points Academy of Lifelong Learning invites the public to attend a class presented by Sanibel author Charles Sobczak about the nature of Southwest Florida on Wednesday, July 11 at 9 a.m. This free presentation will take place in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands in Shell Point Retirement Community, however, space is very limited so reservations are required to attend. To reserve your spot, call 489-8472. Sobczak has written and published three books about the natural paradise in Southwest Florida, highlighting alligators, sharks, panthers, wildlife on Sanibel Island as well as wildlife on the gulf coast. All of his books are filled with wonderful photos and anecdotes which are presented in a serious yet humorous manner. This presentation will be an hour of pure nature appreciation, and Sobczaks books will be available for purchase after the class. As Floridians, we live in a paradise and have so many beautiful creatures and foliage around us, and we are so pleased that Charles will take us through this presentation to understand our natural neighbors, said Teri Kollath, manager of Academy and Volunteer Services. This is the second time we have had Mr. Sobczak with us to speak, and we know that those who attend will love what he has to offer. The Academy of Life Long Learning at Shell Point is a lifelong learning educational initiative for the residents of the retirement community. The Academy provides anywhere from 70 to 90 classes each semester, that encompasses a well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults. Shell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road and McGregor Boulevard, two miles before the Sanibel Causeway. To learn more, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131. Charles Sobczak Happy birthday to the love of my life. Amazing. It was your birthday 13 years ago this Saturday that you walked onto the set of the last day of the TV shoot and forever walked into my life. Do you remember? I ran into you on the street outside of the studio and I couldnt have been more excited at the surprise. We shared fries at the wrap party and my life was never the same. Thank you for every wonderful moment youve shared with me and all the wonderful moments to come. We are blessed. Look what weve done! Sincerely, The Rabbit. Milissa Sprecher with her children McKenna, Addison and Jackson Happy Birthday 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" Across from CVS in Palm Ridge PlaceFREE DELIVERY TUE.SAT 4PM CLOSECALL AHEAD 472-2555~ OPEN ~ Mon. 7am-3pm Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 7am-8pm Fri & Sat. 7am-9pm Sun. Seasonal ONE LARGE ONE LARGE 16 CHEESE PIZZA 16 CHEESE PIZZA & & 10 10 WINGS WINGSVALID FROM 4-8PM PICK-UP ONLY. TOPPINGS EXTRA, $1 EACH. NOT VALID WITH OTHER COUPONS OR OFFERS. EXPIRES 06/15/12 $15.99COME IN AND TRY ONE OF OUR FAMOUS SANDWICHESWE SERVE BOARS HEAD MEAT! Sanibel Deli & Coffee Sanibel Deli & CoffeeF A C T O R Y FREE FREEWiFi Cold BEER BEER 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 The The MLB Ticket MLB Ticket SPECIALS SPECIALS BEER & WINE BEER & WINE 28 BEERS ON TAP! 28 BEERS ON TAP!Check us out Check us out on facebook on facebookSUMMER BASEBALL SPECIALS! SUMMER BASEBALL SPECIALS!Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email firstname.lastname@example.org
From page 16ABWA Meetingattained her Broker Associate designation in 2005, her Sanibel and Captiva Island Specialist (SCIS) designation in 2008 and her Green Designation in 2009. She was the 2008-09 chair of the Sanibel and Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerces Board of the Directors. The Law Office of Janet M. Strickland, P.A., opened in Sanibel on August 1, 2010. She had been practicing in Port Orange Florida since 2003 as a solo practitioner. She expanded her practice to include another attorney and two paralegals who currently operate that office full time; she still practices there when needed. To secure your reservation, RSVP to Gayle DeHaan-Garland (email@example.com/) or call 565-7872 by Sunday, June 10. The cost of the dinner is $22. The ABWA, which meets on the second Tuesday of each month at The Community House, focuses on bringing together women of professional and business interests to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition. All money raised is used to further the education of women through seminars, conferences and scholarships. The purpose of the networking time prior to the start of the meeting is to build networking skills and provide business enhancing opportunities for Sanibel and Captiva business women. For more information about joining ABWA, contact membership chair Barbara Boulton at 472-2929. 25 ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 2012 BIG ARTS Classical Music Scholarship Application Deadline Is September 7BIG ARTS is currently accepting applications for the BIG ARTS/Kenneth L. Nees Classical Music Scholarship Award. The major goal of the BIG ARTS/Kenneth L. Nees Classical Music Scholarship is to award scholarships to highly talented high school or college students who plan to continue their classical music training. Students who study any classical musical instrument, composition, conducting or teaching are eligible. Applications are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, FL 33957; online at www.BIGARTS.org; or via email at info@ BIG ARTS.org. All materials are due to BIG ARTS no later than Friday, September 7, to be considered for this scholarship. Ken Nees is a BIG ARTS volunteer who not only works in the office every day, but is also the chair of the Workshop/Classes Committee; he also has served several terms on the board of directors. He is a fan of classical music and is devoted to helping talented young musicians continue to develop their musical talents. BIG ARTS has several scholarship programs that are supported by generous donors. To learn more about establishing a scholarship fund to support your passion, and make a difference in the lives of others, contact Development Coordinator Kara Minoui at 472-9700. BEST KEPT SECRET ON THE ISLANDS! BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY! 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel239-395-2300www.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 06-15-12. 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! Palm Ridge RoadPeriwinkle WayW EHungry Heron Across from CVS Youth Concert Celebrates PatriotismThe Gulf Coast Symphony will perform a youth concert on Sunday, June 24 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers. Prior to the concert, beginning at 1 p.m., children and adults are invited to participate in a birthday party, complete with cake, games and favors, to celebrate the USA. Concert-goers are also invited to experience the Gulf Coast Symphonys Musical Petting Zoo, where children are encouraged to meet and chat with the symphony musicians and play some of their instruments in order to learn more about the instruments they play. At 2 p.m., the Gulf Coast Symphony will perform patriotic pieces to set the mood for the upcoming July 4th holiday. During the performance, children are invited to sit onstage, directly in front of the orchestra so that their visual experience with the symphony is as meaningful and engaging as the music they hear. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for childrens stage seats and $5 for childrens regular theater seats. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Barbara B. Mann Box Office at 481-4849 or online at www.gulfcoastsymphony.org. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or firstname.lastname@example.org
ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 201226 FWC K-9 Teams Receive Extra ProtectionFlorida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officers Felix Collazo, Jeff Babauta and Jared Cloud each received a bullet-resistant vest today. However, they arent going to be the ones wearing them. These vests were actually designed for their K-9 partners Jasmine, Mack and Gus, and donated by the Retired Law Enforcement Association of Southwest Florida. K-9s are often the first ones into a dangerous situation, said Ray Hubbert, president of the non-profit organization. We believe all K-9 officers and their dogs should be protected. Hubberts group raises money to support law enforcement agencies in Southwest Florida and has already provided vests for 16 other local police K-9s. Collazo, one of two FWC K-9 trainers, was instrumental in building a relationship between the association and the FWC. We respect our partner agencies roles working traditional crimes on the streets, Collazo said. With that in mind, we waited until their K-9s were equipped before accepting our vests. The vests are manufactured and distributed by Point Blank Enterprises Inc., a Florida company, and will be used during particularly high-risk situations, like felony manhunts. These are working dogs, said Capt. Carol Keyser, statewide coordinator for the FWCs K-9 program. They are one of the tools that support our officers. They are valuable members of our agency and an important part of their handlers lives. We will do whatever we can to ensure our K-9s are safe and healthy. The vests will do just that. Designed to be bulletand stab-resistant, they will protect the dogs during the dangerous situations they are likely to encounter. For example, FWC K-9s have been involved in several searches for people suspected of shooting law enforcement officers. In addition to tracking, FWC K-9s are trained in detection, Collazo added. They can sniff out hidden evidence like weapons, ammunition and fish and wildlife. We are grateful to Mr. Hubbert and his organization for such a generous donation, Keyser said. And we look forward to working with the Retired Law Enforcement Association of Southwest Florida in the future. New Logo For Shell MuseumAfter an exhaustive competition that resulted in over 350 design submissions from around the world,The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum unveiled the new logo that will represent the museum brand across multiple forms of communication, including print and digital media. The museum utilized www.crowdspring.com, a web-based platform for worldwide graphic designers, to enlist the talents of designers from around the world in the re-design of the signature Wentletrap shell that has come to emblemize the museum across its communities. The designer who won the modest stipend for his entry submitted the most engaging and best-suited design for the museum logo. The new design is engaging and colorful and has a bolder graphic presence, making it easier to reduce in size onto smaller digital and print formats without losing the brand identity. Rather than redesign the logo completely, the museum wished to morph the existing logo into an icon that may be better suited to new media and technologies like the iPhone. The new design for the logo helps to create a fresh identity as the museum continues to research and develop alternative ways to deliver educational information about mollusks and shells. Look for a visual history of the The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum logo at www.shellmuseum.org. Winning logo selected from over 300 submissions worldwide Make your reservations today! 1231 Middle Gulf Drive 1231 Middle Gulf Drive 472-4646 472-4646FINE DINING IN A CASUAL ATMOSPHEREDont forget Lunch is Served Daily at our Beachside Tiki BarRESTAURANT& TIKI BARBest Kept Secret On The Island Dinner for 2 Dinner for 2 for $30.00 for $30.00 with a glass of house wine each with a glass of house wine each Choose any entree from our Choose any entree from our SUNSET DINING MENU* SUNSET DINING MENU* Choice of: soup or salad comes Choice of: soup or salad comes with potato, veggie, hot baked with potato, veggie, hot baked bread and fresh herb olive oil bread and fresh herb olive oil Available only from 5:00-6:30 pm daily! Available only from 5:00-6:30 pm daily! (Does not include tax or gratuity. Not valid on Holidays) (Does not include tax or gratuity. Not valid on Holidays) *Excluding Grouper. Expires June 30, 2012 *Excluding Grouper. Expires June 30, 2012 FWC K-9s are the most recent recipients of ballistic vests donated by the Retired Law Enforcement Association of Southwest Flor ida. Pictured from left are Officer Jeff Babauta and K-9 Mack, Officer Felix Collazo and K-9 Jasmine, Officer Jared Cloud and K-9 Gu s. Standing behind them are Vince Schachner, Ray Hubbert and Bob Marron Photo courtesy of FWC Cycling Safety Notes STAY TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE PATHS In the U.S., we drive and cycle on the right. That applies to roads, but it also applies to our Sanibel Shared Use Paths. Other users will be expecting you to be on the right side, so lets establish a good habit always keep to the right especially where there are yellow lines. SANIBEL BICYCLE CLUB Supplying the islands with ART and Fine Framing for over 10 years. 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27 ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 2012 Plant SmartRoughleaf Velvet-Seedby Gerri ReavesRoughleaf velvetseed (Guettarda scabra) is a native evergreen tree indigenous to pinelands and hammocks. A member of the madder family, it is also known as wild guave. It varies in height, depending on conditions. In open pinelands where it receives full sun, it might reach only a foot tall and have leaves of only two inches long. However, in a shadier habitat, it can reach tree size, growing up to 15 feet tall or higher with leaves of nine inches long. The crown is narrow, open, and sparsely branched, the bark smooth and gray. Leaves occur in opposite pairs and are deeply veined. Stiff hairs on both sides of the darkgreen oval leaves explain the term roughleaf in the common name. This species flowers and fruits intermittently, peaking in warm wet weather. The small white tubular flowers are fragrant with a yellow center. The velvety clusters of berries vary from red to purple. Roughleaf velvet-seed is very low maintenance. Give it a well-drained spot in full sun or partial shade. Propagate it with seeds. Sources: Trees of Everglades National Park and the Florida Keys by George B. Stevenson, The Shrubs and Woody Vines of Florida by Gil Nelson, and A Gardeners Guide to Floridas Native Plants by Rufino Osorio. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Opposite pairs of stiff-haired leaves give the species half its common name photos by Gerri Reaves Roughleaf velvet-seed develops a narrow open crown 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. 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. Monday & Thursday: Crazy Crab Races Music Friday-Saturday: The Sand Fleas Tuesday & Wednesday: Taylor Stokes W HETHER YOU LOOK WEST OR LOOK DOWN, THE VIEW IS EQUALLY SPECTACULAR. N OT ONLY DO WE MAKE EVERY NIGHT SPECIAL. W E MAKE SPECIALS EVERY NIGHT.
ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 201228 Rare Daytime Sea Turtle Nestingby Amanda Bryant, Sea Turtle CoordinatorOn Wednesday, May 30, I got the rare treat of coming across a loggerhead turtle in the process of nesting. It was 9:30 a.m. and I was done with the days patrol and heading toward the exit when I noticed a set of tracks that had not been there a half hour earlier.When I looked up toward the dune, there was the female, still in the process of nesting. I continued on slowly to not disturb the turtle and parked SCCFs Sea Turtle Jeep at a distance. I carefully walked back to approximately 200 feet from the turtle and sat to watch her finish the nesting process and return to the water. SCCF coordinates more than 100 volunteers who patrol the beaches of Sanibel and Captiva every morning at sunrise from May through October. The beach is monitored for the signs left behind by sea turtles that came ashore the night before. It is not often that we are rewarded with seeing a turtle come ashore to nest, since loggerhead turtles typically come ashore to nest at night. While daytime nesting is unusual, it does occasionally occur. If you come across a sea turtle nesting during the day on Sanibel or Captiva, please keep your distance, stay quiet, and enjoy what you are witnessing. If you have the chance, take a photo (but do not approach the turtle to take it) and email it to email@example.com to document the nesting. Also, please call SCCF at 472-3984 to report the nest so it can be staked off for protection. (FYI, all photos in this story were taken at a safe distance using the cameras zoom to prevent disturbing the turtle.) If a turtle is disturbed during nesting, she will often abort the nesting attempt, return to the water and she may eject her eggs in the water. You can find current nesting stats and more information about the islands sea turtles at www.sccf.org or visit our sea turtle blog at www.sccfseaturtleprogram. blogspot.com/. Tracks in the sand made by a loggerhead Loggerhead sea turtle heading back to the water Tree Identification Booklet AvailableThe Arbor Day Foundation has a booklet that helps people identify trees in a simple, step-by-step process. The booklet, What Tree Is That?, is available for a $5 donation to the nonprofit tree-planting organization. What Tree Is That? is a fun, easy-to-use tree identification guide that features handdrawn botanical illustrations highlighting the distinct characteristics of many tree species. Nature lovers and professional arborists alike have called this pocket field guide one of the most user-friendly resources to have. Its beautiful, full-color illustrations are in precise detail to depict natural colors, shapes and textures, so users can make a positive species identification in just a few easy steps. The Arbor Day Foundation offers this booklet to help people identify trees in Florida and throughout the Eastern and Central regions of the United States. What Tree Is That? uses a unique step-by-step approach to identify the species of each tree. The booklet explains what to look for in the shape of the leaves and differences in the leaf stems and twig structures, specifics on the fruits and flowers and the details of buds and bark. Our What Tree Is That? pocket brochure is an ideal resource to help people develop a greater appreciation for trees, said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. The Arbor Day Foundation strives to help people enjoy and appreciate trees, and we feel our pocket field guide will do just that. What Tree Is That? is also available as an online interactive version at www.arborday.org. The Arbor Day Foundation offers this unique, one-of-a-kind online tool so people can identify trees using the internet. To obtain a tree identification guide in full color, send your name and address and $5 for each guide to What Tree Is That?, Arbor Day Foundation, Nebraska City, NE 68410. You can also order the book online at www.arborday.org. Since 1976Lunch 11:30 AM til 3:00 PM Dinner 5:00 PM til 9:30 PM Open 7 Days 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...
Shell Point Hosts Presentation On Turtles And TortoisesShell Points Academy of Lifelong Learning welcomes the public to learn about turtles, tortoises and terrapins in a presentation by Kristie Anders, education director for the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. This free presentation will take place at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 13 in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands in Shell Point Retirement Community. Space is very limited, so reservations are required to attend. Call 489-8472 to reserve your seat. What are the differences between turtles, tortoises and terrapins? The most common of these reptiles living among us are the gopher tortoises, Kemps Ridley and loggerhead sea turtles. However, most people are unaware that the only known species to live in brackish water, the diamondback terrapin, is right in our backyard. Anders will share with attendees her experiences with sea turtles over the last 25 years, including stories and facts regarding these animals, which can literally be traced to the age of the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago. We are so lucky to share our environment with these beautiful and majestic creatures, said Teri Kollath, manager of Academy and Volunteer Services. It is a pleasure to have as an engaging and knowledgeable a presenter as Ms. Anders offer this class to help us understand more about the differences between these species, as well as learn more about their amazing lifestyle. The Academy of Life Long Learning at Shell Point is a lifelong learning educational initiative for the residents of the retirement community. The Academy provides anywhere from 70 to 90 classes each semester, that encompasses a wellrounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults. To learn more about Shell Point Retirement Community, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131. Kristie Anders ZAGAT ZAGAT.COM R ate d by : Follow us on acebook Tropical Salad! c a Tropic T Yucatan Shrimp! 29 ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 2012 BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva IslandBe The Dinosaur Exhibit ReturnsJourney back in time more than 65 million years and Be The Dinosaur, an interactive and engaging exhibit returning to the Imaginarium on Friday, June 8 for a summer showing of prehistoric proportions. Learn about the dinosaurs that once roamed the earth, their habitat, diet and predators. Then, enter the simulator prepared to Be The Dinosaur in the virtual world. Its eat or be eaten, so the race is on to learn all you can to survive. The Be The Dinosaur exhibit, which runs through September 3, is like no other It combines the eye-popping dinosaur skulls and models that are the hallmark of continued on page 41
ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 201230 Voted as a Top 5 Best Breakfast in Florida By Southern Living Open 7 am 10 pm 7 Days a Week Breakfast t Endless Happy Hour B Huge Kids Menu Outside Open 7 am 10 pm 7 Days a Week O p 1 0 p Voted BEST Family Dining We Pro ud ly y y y We Now Serving Fresh ice cream chick wings hot dogs burgers freshcut fries shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs burgers freshcut res shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs burgers freshcut fries shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs Shakes 1528 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-8686OPEN 11 AM 9 PMChar-grilled Natural Casing Hot Dogs Fresh Cut Fries Juicy Hand Patted Burgers Thick MilkshakesPIZZA IS HERE!The original one & only established in 1998 Art League Exhibit OpensIsland visitors and residents are invited to view more than 50 paintings by members of the Sanibel-Captiva Art League in their annual Summer Art Exhibit, held at the Sanibel Public Library. The paintings include tropical scenes in watercolor, oil and acrylic and many were done during the Art Leagues weekly paintouts. There are also still life, abstracts, florals, digital imagery and wildlife in a variety of colorful media. The artwork extends around side walls and also hangs on the back wall of the newly-added media center. Residents and visitors are welcome to use the library facilities including computers, periodicals, DVDs, CDs, tapes, reference material, etc. Ann Bischoff Pat Smart Vreni Scheu Carol Rosenberg Karen Borden Marcy Calkins
31 ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 2012For more information about the Art Leagues seasonal events such as weekly paint-outs and portrait workshops, Clothesline Sale, exhibits and monthly meetings, log on to www. sancapart.com or write to San-Cap Art League, P.O. Box 1192, Sanibel, FL 33957. The library is located at 770 Dunlop Road, next to Sanibel City Hall. Call 472-2483 or log on to www.sanlib. org for hours and information. Carolyn Johns Dennis Joyce Laraine Centineo 2012Summer Concert SeriesGeneral Seating Concerts begin 7:30 p.m.Shell Point is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway. 2012 Shell Point. All rights reserved. ACT-624-12 The 3 Divas & The DonsFriday, June 15Join the 3 Divas & The Dons as they take us Travelin along Route 66... Comprised of vocalists and instrumentalists, their eclectic repertoire covers a broad spectrum ranging from opera to Broadway.Grand Floridian Society OrchestraMonday, July 30Coming to us from Disney Worlds Grand Floridian Resort, listen to the toe tapping sounds of the Grand Floridian Society Orchestra who have been entertaining guests for the past 25 years. Crossroads QuartetSaturday, August 18Enjoy the Crossroads Quartet as they present a highly anticipated new vocal quartet performance steeped in the tradition of the Barbershop genre. Entire Series$35Get your tickets today!visit shellpoint.org/concerts or call (239) 454-2067Individual Concerts$15
From page 1USS Mohawk Diving Destinationservice men and women in an economically and environmentally positive way, said Mike Campbell, a Lee County Natural Resources senior environmental specialist, who is coordinating the project. Earlier this year, the Miami-Dade Historical Maritime Museum donated the ship to Lee County. A grant from the West Coast Inland Navigation District is being used to cover the $1.3 million needed to prepare and sink the vessel. A recent study by Florida Sea Grant and University of Florida researchers estimates that anglers and divers who use Lee County artificial reefs spend nearly $60 million annually. Originally constructed by the Pusey & Jones Corporation, the USS Mohawk was launched on October 1, 1934 and commissioned into service on January 19, 1935. During her initial years, the ship was assigned patrol and general icebreaking duties on the Hudson and Delaware rivers. However, under Executive Order No. 89-29 executed on November 1, 1941, the Mohawk was assigned to the North Atlantic escort operations with the Greenland Patrol. Most historically of note, the USS Mohawk is the final remaining ship to have taken part in the Battle of the Atlantic. However, one of her most famous deeds was being the last ship to radio General Dwight D. Eisenhower that the weather was clearing for the D-Day invasion. In addition, highlights of the USS Mohawks wartime service include: Launching 14 attacks against submarine contacts between August 27, 1942 and April 8, 1945. Rescuing 293 survivors of the USAT Chatham after the ship had been mined or torpedoed near the north end of the Belle Isle Straits. Rescuing 25 survivors of the British freighter SS Barberry after the ship had been torpedoed by U-663. Leading multiple Task Unit convoys and delivering them without conflict or incident. Surviving an iceberg strike on December 20, 1944, which hit five feet below the ships waterline on the port side. Although the vessel had 18 plates damaged and took on approximately 100 gallons of water per hour, it safely returned to port where repairs were made. After the Mohawks war-time armament was removed, she was stationed at Cape May, New Jersey before being decommissioned on October 8, 1947. The following year, the ship was sold to The USS Mohawk, sporting arctic blue and white camouflage Prior to arriving in Fort Myers Beach, the USS Mohawk called Key West her home portISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 201232
the Delaware Bay & River Pilots Association. Eventually, the former ice cutter found her way south to sunny Florida, where she moored at Key Wests Truman Waterfront until last month. Captain Bill Verge of the Miami-Dade Historical Maritime Museum recalled one day when a gentleman had paused in front of the ship and asked if it was the Mohawk. Yes, Verge told the man. Do you know the ship? The man responded that the last time he had seen the ship was through the lens of a periscope. The visitor was a U-Boat skipper during the war, Verge added. Once renovations in Fort Myers Beach are completed, the vessel will be towed into the gulf, where it will be sunk in 60 to 90 feet of water. Commander Mark Fedor, the final captain of the Mohawk, called the plan to transform the ship into an artificial reef an honorable continuation of the legacy of the Mohawk and the United States Coast Guard. Lee County officials anticipate that the ship will be sunk sometime in July On patrol in the Atlantic Ocean in August 1942 The original ship plans for the Mohawk, drawn by Pusey & Jones Corporation in the early 1930s The side of the ship depicts the message that the USS Mohawk was in 14 campaigns with Nazi submarines in WWII photo by Michael Heider The front hull of the ship appears well worn photo by Jeff Lysiak The Fort Myers & Sanibel VCB flag flies above the vessel photo by Jeff Lysaid33 ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 2012
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Well take care of you!Corner of Periwinkle Way & Tarpon Bay Road472-1516 239.395.4022751 Tarpon Bay Road5-10 p.m. www.iltesoro.net 8:30 am 6 p.m.239-472-4300Tahitian Gardens Plaza ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 201234 My Stars FOR WEEK OF JUNE 11, 2012ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A recent spate of confusion regarding decisionmaking begins to clear up. But caution is still advised. Continue to check details. An old friend has important news. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Youre anxious to see your ideas move from concept to development. But trying to force the issue right now could backfire. Wait for movement to resume on the 11th. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Keep your thoughts focused on the positive as you deal with an unexpected turn of events in a personal or professional relationship. This could be the start of a welcome change. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Health matters take on added importance at this time. Deal with them before they interfere with your summer plans. A relationship that cooled off could soon warm up again. LEO (July 23 to August 22) While a few details involving upcoming decisions still need your attention, you fun-loving Felines can begin to spend more time enjoying your lively social life again. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) That long-sought-after career change could require you to move to another city. Weigh your decision carefully before either accepting or rejecting the offer out of hand. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A workplace situation can be awkward for Librans who prefer to keep their problems private. But you might have to tell-all if you hope to see it resolved in your favor. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Although your financial situation starts to improve this week, you still need to be cautious about money matters. Avoid major obligations, for now. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Your overall aspects continue to brighten, allowing you to tackle longdeferred challenges. A change in travel plans could work to your benefit. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Things seem to be slowing down for the usually restless Sea Goat. But wouldnt a bit of respite be just what you need right now? Activity picks up by June 17. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Personal relationships take a positive turn for both married and single Aquarians. Professional commitments, however, could be complicated by newly emerging events. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A decision you thought was final might be reopened as new facts are discovered. This could lead to a short-term problem, but might ultimately prove beneficial. BORN THIS WEEK: Your keen interest in pursuing global events could lead you into a career as a politician or reporter. On June 11, 1509, King Henry VIII of England marries Catherine of Aragon, the first of six wives he will have in his lifetime. When Catherine failed to produce a male heir, Henry divorced her against the will of the Roman Catholic Church. On June 15, 1877, Henry Ossian Flipper, born a slave in Thomasville, Ga., in 1856, becomes the first black cadet to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. Flipper was never spoken to by a white cadet during his four years at West Point. On June 16, 1884, the first roller coaster in America opens at Coney Island, in Brooklyn, N.Y. Known as a switchback railway, it traveled approximately 6 mph and cost a nickel to ride. On June 12, 1942, Anne Frank, a young Jewish girl living in Amsterdam, receives a diary for her 13th birthday. A month later, she and her family went into hiding from the Nazis in rooms behind her fathers office. Annes diary, detailing their two years in hiding, was published in 1947. On June 14, 1951, the U.S. Census Bureau dedicates UNIVAC, the worlds first commercially produced electronic digital computer. UNIVAC, which stood for Universal Automatic Computer, used thousands of vacuum tubes for computation and was the forerunner of todays digital computer. On June 13, 1966, the Supreme Court hands down its decision in Miranda v. Arizona, establishing the principle that all criminal suspects must be advised of their rights before interrogation. The roots of the Miranda decision go back to 1963 when Ernesto Miranda confessed to a crime and later recanted, unaware that he didnt have to say anything at all. On June 17, 1972, five of President Richard Nixons re-election employees are arrested for burglary in the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate Complex in Washington, D.C. An investigation unveiled a scheme of political sabotage and espionage designed to discredit Democratic candidates. Equipment used during the burglary had been borrowed from the CIA. It was celebrated physicist Albert Einstein who made the following sage observation: Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. It was in 1917 when one Dr. Walter G. Walford wrote an article warning readers of the perils of tight collars and ties, claiming that such constricting neckwear caused illness by retarding the flow of blood to the brain. Its fairly well known that seahorses are monogamous, staying with the same mate until death. Many people dont realize, however, that these fish are so devoted that every day they reaffirm their union with a morning greeting dance. When Ronald Reagans daughter, Patti, got married, there were more security personnel than guests in attendance. America got its first paved street back in 1647. It was, unsurprisingly, in New York City. The fastest known star is traveling through space at a rate of 3.5 million miles per hour. The figure on the Heisman trophy was sculpted from a real person. Warren Mulrey played football for Fordham University when John Heisman chose him to be the model for the new award. If youre like the average American, you use 2 gallons of water every time you brush your teeth. So turn off that faucet while you brush! If you like squash, corn, beans, pecans, chili peppers, pumpkins, maple syrup or cranberries, you have Native Americans to thank -theyre the ones who taught Europeans to gather and use these foods. In fact, by the end of the past century, fully onethird of all crops grown in the United States were of Native American origin. Its not easy to contemplate, but before there was toilet paper, American colonists used corncobs. Nothing pains some people more than having to think. -Martin Luther King Jr. THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
35 ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 2012SuccessMaker Program Available To Rec Centers Summer Day CampersThis summer, the City of Sanibel Recreation Department is partnering with The Sanibel School in a unique opportunity to provide campers in first through fourth grades access to the SuccessMaker instructional software program. Campers will visit the schools computer lab twice a week throughout the summer to keep their math and reading skills sharp. The goal of the partnership is to keep our youth physically and educationally Fit 4 Life this summer. SuccessMaker instructional software program provides learners with adaptive, personalized paths for mastery of essential reading and math concepts. Visit www. mytrainingconnection.net/mtc/index.cfm/successmaker-family/successmaker/overview to find out more information about the SuccessMaker program. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. From left, Recreation Center director Andrea Miller, summer campers Knox Deal and Christina Reim, The Sanibel School principal Barbara Von Harten, summer campers Lou Vaughan and Amy SanchezRec Center To Close For MaintenanceThe Sanibel Recreation Center will be closed from Monday, July 23 through Sunday, July 29 in order to complete numerous five year maintenance projects. All of the major projects have been scheduled during the week of July 23 in an effort minimize the inconvenience to our patrons as many of the projects are odiferous and disruptive. The youth summer day camp program will operate as scheduled and will be based out of the pavilion and ball fields. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. Wednesday Night ScrambleThe winners from last weeks Wednesday Night Scramble event at The Dunes were: 1st Place Gross Jack Stahl, Bobby McGlynn, Aaron Stevens and Clark Rambo, who finished with a score of 32. 1st Place Net Sean McGarry, Randy Eastbold and Ozzie Lessinger, who finished with a score of 30. Closest To The Pin Bobby McGlynn The next Wednesday Night Scramble event will be held on June 13. Call 4722535 for more details. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Sanibel: Great business opportunity! Newly renovated retail center with high visibility on Periwinkle Way. $ 1,399,000 Gulf Harbour: Breathtaking Riverfront Estate! With over 5,300 sq. ft of finest quality design and dcor in Edgewater. $ 3,050,000 Fort Myers: This magnificent two-level, 6 bedroom / 5 bathroom masterpiece offers the ultimate in elegant living on 1 acre. $ 1,950,000 Captiva: Exquisite condominium in Lands End within the South Seas Island Resort, 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom. $ 1,299,000 Thomas Hopf 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 Sanibel, FL 33957 Tel.: 239-472-0044 www.engelvoelkers.com/sanibel
ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 201236 Poetic Voicesselected by Don BrownI Want To Be Windexby Joyce L. RiceNot Invent Windex Not Manufacture Windex Not Sell Windex I Just Want To Be That Beautiful, Clear, Bubbly Liquid I glide along surfaces I make users happy I get rubbed and massaged Who wouldnt want that I catapult in the air Sometimes actually nowhere But the most rewarding Is landing on a piece of glass The pursuer huffs and puffs and buffs Takes a deep satisfied sigh Looks in the glass So easy to get a smile The poet Joyce Rice was born and raised in Cleveland and educated at Ohio University and Ramapo College of New Jersey. While raising two children Joyce pursued a career in banking and commercial real estate in New York, and later taught high school and owned and operated a Baskin-Robbins ice cream franchise in New Jersey. A committed outdoors person, she enjoys hiking, kayaking and running. She successfully completed the NYC Marathon and more recently climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. Now retired and living on Sanibel Island with her husband, Don, Joyce reads avidly and enjoys adventure travel. 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 Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org $1 Per Bag Book Sale At LibraryMonday, June 18 is the start of the semi-annual book sale at the Sanibel Public Library. The sale begins at 9 a.m. and will be held in the lobby of the building, 770 Dunlop Road. Books will be sold for $1 per bag. All sales benefit the Sanibel Public Library Foundation, Inc. and its efforts to support the library and library programming. Bring your cash, checks and plastic! The sale will last until the books are sold. For additional information or to make a contribution to the Sanibel Public Library Foundation, Inc., call 472-2483 or visit www.sanlib.org. Fill a bag with books beginning on June 18 Top Ten Books On The Island1. Fifty Shades of Darker by EL James 2 Fifty Shades Freed by EL James 3. Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James 4. Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh 5. Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White 6. Gift From the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh 7. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins 8. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 9. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins 10. Living Sanibel by Charles Sobczak Courtesy of Sanibel Island Books & Gifts. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 SERVING PRIME STEAKS AND THE FRESHEST SEAFOOD SERVING PRIME STEAKS AND THE FRESHEST SEAFOOD 6536 Pine Avenue, Sanibel 239.472.2333 6536 Pine Avenue, Sanibel 239.472.2333 Breakfast 8:30 am 3 pm Breakfast 8:30 am 3 pm Lunch 11 am 3 pm Lunch 11 am 3 pm Dinner 5pm 9 pm Dinner 5pm 9 pm Reservations Strongly Suggested Reservations Strongly Suggested Early Bird Specials Early Bird Specials 5-6 pm everyday. 5-6 pm everyday. Select bottle of wine Select bottle of wine with puchase of 2 entres with puchase of 2 entres Full party must be seated by 6 pm Full party must be seated by 6 pm From page 18Sea Schoolpunctuated by short bursts of activity. When they move, they do it lightning fast a frogfish can swallow another fish in just 6 milliseconds and then they sit still again. And wait. When campers dissected a frogfish, they found its muscles atrophied from a lifetime of sitting still. To make sure this did not happen to their campers, they made sure to spend plenty of time surfing, splashing and enjoying the water. In fact, they cant wait for the fun to continue in Dolphin Week. Summer camp at Sanibel Sea School is about fun and discovery. Every day, they discover new things about the ocean and about themselves; they learn how to be island kids in the 21st century. And, Sanibel Sea School cant do it alone; Baileys General Store cools them with ice, the Island Cow provides them hamburgers and hot dogs, and The Community House gives them a place to share their adventures with parents. Sanibel Sea School is a non-profit organization dedicated to a world where all people value, understand and care for the ocean. Working towards this goal, they strive to improve the oceans future, one person at a time. To learn more about Sanibel Sea School, visit www.sanibelseaschool.org. Attention 2012 GraduatesThe Island Sun is looking for photos and information from local 2012 graduates to appear in the newspaper. If you are graduating or know a local grad, we need your help in obtaining the following information: Students name, school, plans for school or college in the fall. Please mail, drop off or email information along with a photo to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957; email@example.com. Please note on emails: Class of 2012. Photos will be returned upon request.
Real Estate We make it easy. You make it home.We make it easy. You make it home. Florida: Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Naples, Ocala, Sanibel and Captiva Islands North Carolina: Cashiers, Highlands, Lake Glenville, Lake Toxaway and Sapphire Valley Bayside Villas Captiva Large, 3 Bedroom, 3-Baths Sunrise Over the Bay Great Rental or Personal Getaway Located at South Seas Resort $639,500 MLS 2110071 Fred Newman & Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 Great Island Beach Condo! 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms Gorgeously Remodeled and Decorated Beach Views From Living Room & Porch Virtual Tour: www.compasspointcondo.com $569,000 MLS 2111084 Bob & Viv Radigan 239.691.6240 Walk to Beach and Bay Sanibel Furnished 4BD/4BA East End & Steps to Beach Large, Heated Lap Pool Gourmet Kitchen with Granite $899,000 MLS 270174 Jim Branyon 239.565.3233 Your Own Secluded Paradise Captiva Spacious 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths Expansive Water Views Across the Channel Private Dock and Boat House Fabulous Outdoor Living w/Pool $2,350,000 MLS 2100405 Jane Reader Weaver 239.472.1302 Captiva Hampton Captiva 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Beach Cottage Captiva Village Location Near Beach on Private Street Private Use or Rental Investment $1,025,000 MLS 2110866 John & Denice Beggs 239.357.5500 Gumbo Limbo Cottage Sanibel 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Located on Quiet Cul-de-Sac Situated on Nearly 1.5 Acre Lot Exquisitely Updated-Fantastic Pool Area $725,000 MLS 2110864 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 One-Of-A-Kind Captiva Gem 4BD/4BA Gulf Coast Estate Cottage Feel with Exquisite Fine Amenities Gulf Side Porches Lead to Beach Outstanding Rental History $4,850,000 MLS 2111268 Sarah Ashton 239.691.4915 New Construction Beachview 4BD/3.5BA by Sandcastle Construction High End Luxury with Top Quality Finishes Open Floor Plan with 3,600 S.F. Living Space South Facing Near Beach $1,595,000 MLS 2120238 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Sunset Captiva Captiva 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths Beach and Boating Updated 2-Level Beach Home Located in the Village $649,000 MLS 2801611 Sally Davies 239.691.3319 Sanibels Finest Subdivision Sanibel 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths Beautifully Updated Private Estate Unparalleled Gulf Views Wraparound Lanais & Gorgeous Pool $3,395,000 MLS 2110707 Jane Reader Weaver 239.472.1302 Beautifully Remodeled Condo Sanibel 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Gulf View Deeded Beach Access Fully Furnished $579,000 MLS 2100448 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Herons Landing Immaculate 3BD/2BA Deck House Charming Post & Beam Construction Natural Sanctuary Setting Community Pool/Tennis/Clubhouse $879,900 MLS 2110459 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 Spectacular Gulf Views 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Beautifully Updated and Maintained Bright and Beachy Dcor Great Rental Income Opportunity $849,000 MLS 2111087 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Mediterranean Meets Sanibel 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms Spectacular Panoramic Water & Golf Course Views Gourmet Kitchen with Wonderful Upgrades Salt Water Pool and Spa $2,095,000 MLS 2110749 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 Luxury Waterfront Residence 5BD/4.5BA Bermuda Style Home Wraps around Private Pool Tropical Island Canal Front Seating Exceptional Architectural Design & Detail $2,495,000 MLS 212443 McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888 Sanibel Beach House Beach House Design Just Steps from Beach 4 Bedrooms with Pool Private and Tropical Settings Great for Personal Use or Rental $599,000 MLS 2110600 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435239.472.0078 | 800.805.0168RoyalShellSales.com | RoyalShell.com NEW PRICE37 ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 2012
ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 201238 From page 1Bike Path SurveyBicycle Club volunteers provided the labor and Kimberly Greenplate, a Sanibel resident who is a student at the University of Florida, oversaw the survey and made the data into a report for the city. Bike path safety has been on the minds of city officials, especially this winter season, when people witnessed near misses and cyclists not stopping at intersections. The next step is to work with the police department on the accident history, said Zimomra. That may lead to safety measures. Several years ago, the city relocated the bike path on some sections of Periwinkle to separate it from the road. We will see where there are locations that need hard improvements or recommendations for (user) education, she added. An interesting aspect of the survey, she said, is that bike helmet use or lack of remains about the same, going from 63 percent in 2006 to 62 percent in 2012. Zimomra noted, however, that even with the increased use, there is a small number of accidents. It really is a safe system, she said. Over 4,500 bicyclists utilized the Shared Use Path in 2012 within the surveys sample time of four hours on a Thursday afternoon and four hours on a Saturday morning Over 50 percent increase in the overall bicycle traffic between 2006 and 2012 within the surveys sample time of four hours on a Thursday afternoon and four hours on a Saturday morning Greatest bicyclist increases at the intersections of San-Cap/Rabbit Road, West Gulf/Tarpon Bay, Middle Gulf/ Donax and Periwinkle/East Gulf All intersections had a more than 80-bicyclist increase between 2006 and 2012 within the surveys sample time of four hours on a Thursday afternoon and four hours on a Saturday morning Largest percentage of bicycle increase from 2006 to 2012 was at the intersection of Middle Gulf/Donax, with an over 93 percent change Periwinkle/East Gulf in 2012 saw the greatest increase in bicyclists, counting 416 more than in 2006 Overall percentage of increase for pedestrians was much greater at each intersection than the overall percentage of increase for bicyclists San-Cap/Rabbit, Periwinkle/Casas Ybel and Periwinkle/East Gulf had pedestrian percentage increases of over 100 percent 600 more pedestrians between the 2006 survey and the 2012 survey within the surveys sample time of four hours on a Thursday afternoon and four hours on a Saturday morning. This shows that engaging in recreation on Sanibel is increasing beyond bicycle or conveyance use, including self-owned and rentals. Pedestrian percentage of increase was over 75 percent between 2006 and 2012. This shows that more residents and visitors on Sanibel are using the Shared Use Path, regardless of purpose or destination of trip. Pedestrian use of the Shared Use Path increased to 22 percent of all users in 2012 from 20 percent of all users in 2006. Cyclists decreased to 77 percent in 2012 from 79 percent in 2006 in terms of overall use. Skaters and surrey users remained at 1 percent of all Shared Use Path users for both 2006 and 2012 Bicycles using the road increased in 2012 at the intersections of West Gulf/ Tarpon Bay, Periwinkle/Casa Ybel and Middle Gulf/Donax Intersections of San-Cap/Rabbit Road, San-Cap/Tarpon Bay and Periwinkle/East Gulf saw a decrease in bicycles using the road The Next Steps The effects of the increased utilization of the Shared Use Path system should continue to be monitored. Accident history and future collisions/incidents should continue to be monitored and analyzed. If the city pursues additional safety education on helmet usage, an interceptor study on the reasons why cyclists are not using helmets may be helpful. The design of a helmet education program should also be considered after the results from an interceptor survey that discovers reasons for helmet use/lack of helmet use is conducted. Understanding the BP Claims ProcessCall for a free consultation and checklist of items needed to prepare your claim.Find out what the BP class action lawsuit means to you.Learn why: BP no longer controls claims processing-Claims are being accepted and paid again after months of delay Learn how: Your claim can be resubmitted even if youve been denied -Sanibel and Captivas new Zone A category may bene t our individuals and businesses This claim process is everything we hoped for; its the real deal. Mike Miller AttorneyAaron Pruss, Esq. Certi ed Public Accountant I. Bicycle Totals at Individual Intersections Intersections: SanCap/ Rabbit Road SanCap/ Tarpon Bay West Gulf/ Tarpon Bay Periwinkle/ Casa Ybel Middle Gulf/ Donax Periwinkle/ East Gulf 2006 Survey 357 400 594 719 390 519 2012 Survey 616 509 886 806 754 935 Difference +259 +109 +292 +87 +364 +416 Percentage Increase or Decrease 72.5% 27.25% 49.2% 12.1% 93.3% 80.2% Kimberly Greenplate, a city intern who oversaw the bike path survey To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
39 ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 2012 Wolanin Meets Lady AntebellumPop-rock piano songstress Whitney Wolanin, a resident of Sanibel, recently met with members of chart-topping music group Lady Antebellum on the weekend when both were performing around Philadelphia. Wolanins single Honesty rose to #21 on the Mediabase AC charts while Lady Antebellums hit Just A Kiss reached #4 on the same chart. From left, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Whitney Wolanin, TopNotch Records brand manager Victoria Wolanin and Dave Haywood Philharmonic Center Youth Chorale To Hold AuditionsYoung people between the ages of 7 and 17 who love to sing are invited to audition for the Philharmonic Youth Chorale. The Youth Chorale, which performs with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, will hold auditions on Saturday, September 8 for the 2012-13 season. Those wishing to audition should prepare a song of their choosing which they believe showcases their vocal talents. Selections should be no longer than two minutes. A copy of the song should be provided for the Philharmonic Center piano accompanist. All auditions must be with piano accompaniment, not to recorded music or a cappella. Applicants will be asked to match pitch and, depending on their musical background, may be asked to sight-read. Auditions will be held in the administration building at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, located at 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd. in Naples. Under the direction of James Cochran, the Youth Chorale rehearses weekly on Saturday mornings with breaks that coincide with public school vacation schedules. Annual tuition for the Philharmonic Youth Chorale is $125. The one-time music fee is $25. Some scholarships are available. To receive additional information for scheduling an audition, email the Education Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 254-2642. Lounge Party Returning In OctoberDue to the success of last years reinvention of the popular Becoming Cosmopolitan event benefiting Community Cooperative Ministries Inc., the lounge party theme is returning for 2012. The 7th annual event will take place Thursday, October 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. For the third year in a row, the event will take place at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers. Last years reinvigoration of this womens event got rave reviews from our patrons, said Tracey Galloway, CEO of CCMI. The individually themed lounges and hip club feel with a live DJ really took the event to a whole new level. According to Galloway, a number of lounges will once again be the backdrop for this years event. Picture a night out on the town with your girlfriends hopping from one club to another each with a different theme and feel, she said. Then add in great food, drinks, and fabulous shopping, all in support of a great cause, and youve got what Cosmo is all about. This women-only evening features glamorous shopping with local vendors, gourmet hors doeuvres and cocktails, sinfully delicious chocolate and desserts, a silent auction, exciting raffles, a live DJ and an after party all in celebration of the cosmopolitan lifestyle in Southwest Florida. Over 200 local women attended last falls Becoming Cosmopolitan event. Each year we have been able to make this event bigger and better than ever, said Deanna Hansen, chairwoman of the 7th Annual Becoming Cosmopolitan. The monies raised will go a remarkably long way in helping CCMI assist the growing number of our local neighbors who are in need of food and other social services. According to CCMI, the amount of the $100 event ticket provides one month of Montessori preschool education to a child of a working, poor family, three months of emergency food to a family of four who is struggling, a parent-training scholarship to a single mother who wants to learn how to read to her child, one month of hot meals to a homebound senior citizen or a weekend backpack filled with food for a student during an entire school year. Sponsorships are now available and range from $1,000 to $10,000. Donations for the events silent auction are also being accepted. Tickets will go on sale in August. For more information, call 332-7687 or visit www.ccmileecounty.com. 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ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 201240 The 1994 Fort Myers Miracle National Exposure Highlights Baseballs Steroid-Tainted Eraby Ed FrankThe cover story of last weeks edition of Sports Illustrated titled To Cheat Or Not To Cheat was a shocking, indepth expose of four young pitchers on the 1994 roster of the Fort Myers Miracle baseball team. The result of a two-month investigation by veteran Sports Illustrated reporter Tom Verducci, the story was certainly not the type of publicity sought by neither the Miracle nor its parent club, the Minnesota Twins. What it did reveal in explicit detail was the unfairness of professional baseball, particularly minor league baseball, two decades ago when hundreds of players were on steroids while others were not. And for those clean youngsters chasing the dream of Major League Baseball while competing against steroid-using cheats, it was an unfair playing field. The 1994 Miracle squad included four pitchers of somewhat similar skills either 23 or 24 years old, all drafted out of college and none drafted higher than the fourth round of the Major League draft. They endured the tortuous life of minor league baseball long bus rides, lousy food, near-paupers pay clawing and fighting their way to the big show. Only one of the four made it: the cheat. The basis of the story was to mark the 10th anniversary of the revelation of widespread use of steroids, and the start of testing and punishment of the abusers. Some say those scandal-scarred years were as evil as the 1919 throwing of the World Series by the Chicago White Sox. But let us turn back the calendar to 1994 when these four pitchers Dan Naulty, Brett Roberts, Keith Lineberger and Kevin Legault -started the season here for the Miracle under then-manager Steve Liddle, now the third base coach for the Twins. Naulty, a skinny 6-foot, 6-inch hurler out of Cal State Fullerton, had only a modest 87 mile-per-hour fastball. Roberts, at 6-foot, 7-inches, was a two-sport star at Morehead State and had previously been drafted by the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association. Lineberger, a big strong youngster at 220 pounds, had played at Columbus, Georgia, College, but possessed a meager 87 mph fastball. Legult, a control pitcher, had played for Seton Hall with a fastball that topped out at 88 mph. The lengthy Sports Illustrated article weaves the travails of the four through their difficult minor league careers, and by 2001 all were out of baseball. And only one, Naulty, had made it to the big show and, in fact, ended his career as a mopup pitcher for the 1999 World Series Champion New York Yankees. Heres how Liddle described Naulty back in 1994: He started out a tall, lanky kid that was mainly just skin and bones. He threw a ball that had a lot of movement. But he was a fringe player at best and that was on a good day. Over the next half dozen years through the use of steroids, he bulked up to 240 pounds and upped his fastball to a blazing midto upper-90s. Thats why he made it to the majors while his three former Miracle teammates, who were clean, fell by the wayside. Sure it wasnt fair, but Naulty and scores more of juiced-up players were not interested in fairness. An alcoholic with deep-seated emotional problems, Naulty threatened suicide on several occasions and gave up baseball in 2000. The big money he made in baseball was spent on therapy and counseling to get his life in order. And he turned to religion as his savior. Today, Naulty is pastor of the Rock Community Church in Orange County, California. As for Roberts, Legault and Lineberger, they often ponder what their baseball careers might have been if they hadnt played in the steroid era. But heres what Liddle, their former manager said: They played the game clean and took their chances on God-given abilities. They didnt seek out any synthetic help. They have nothing to be ashamed of. The Fort Myers Miracle of nearly two decades ago was selected by Sports Illustrated to illustrate the insidiousness of that steroid era. Yes, there are hundreds of other examples that could have been portrayed. But old and young alike can learn from the painful experiences of those four former Miracles. Top High School Prospect Picked By Twins. In the highest draft pick since 2001, when the Minnesota Twins selected All-Star Joe Mauer, the Twins this week drafted the top high school prospect ranked by Baseball America, outfielder Byron Buxton from Appling County High School in Georgia. He was the second overall selection in the first round of the draft. The 19-year-old Buxton, a First Team Rawlings Preseason All-American, hit .513 with 17 doubles, three home runs, 35 RBIs and 38 stolen bases while leading his school to the 2012 Georgia 2-A State Championship. Buxton also was an All-State defensive back and receiver for his high school football team. Sanibel Adult Co-Ed Pick-Up Softball LeagueJoin your friends and neighbors on the field with the Sanibel Adult Co-Ed Pick-Up Softball League, cosponsored by Baileys General Store and The Sanibel Grill. Games will be played at the Sanibel Ball Fields on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. Participants must be at least 18 years old. Pick-Up Softball games are weather permitting. For more information, contact the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. Send your editorial copy to:email@example.com Beachview Golf Scramble A little bit of cloudy weather didnt dampen the competitive atmosphere as nine teams took a shot at the title. Coming away on top this week this week in Beachviews Friday Scramble was the team of Gene Taylor, Terry and Rene Lohser and Helmut Peters. A three-way tie for first place was settled with a match of scorecards. The Beachview Golf Course hosts the Friday Night Scramble every week. Call the Pro Shop at 472-2626 to join the fun. Gene Taylor, Terry Lohser, Rene Lohser and Helmut Peters Rob Bowman, the winner of the Timbers/ Sanibel Grill Closest to the Pin contest
41 ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 2012 Sanibel Public Library Summer Reading ProgramSanibel Public Librarys Youth Librarian Barb Dunkle says, The goal of the summer reading program is to instill a love of reading in the kids. She encourages children and teens to read through the summer months for fun. The kids receive assignments as part of the Summer Reading Challenge that will enhance their reading skills, like reading the backs of cereal boxes, billboards, and recipes. They will also play word games, write stories and poems. Just like last year, the kids will be Reading for Others and earning points by reading 20 minutes a day, five days a week, working on the Summer Reading Program Challenge and the Reading Marathon. The points accumulate, allowing the kids to choose a book for themselves and for another child at The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. The program runs from Saturday, June 2 to Friday, August 3. The library also offers a program every Tuesday afternoon from 3 to 4 p.m. These programs are for kids of all ages. The entertainers this year include Magic by John, Toni Westland from Ding Darling, John Storms World of Reptiles, and the Imaginarium. There will also be the 10th annual Mini Parade Float Contest. On Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7 p.m. the library will open its doors for the VIP After Hours programs for the older group, those going into 6th grade and older. There will be crafts, food and games and a great time just to hang out with friends. Join in on Tuesday, June 5 for a magical afternoon with Magic by John. The 2012 Summer Reading Program is sponsored by a grant from the Sanibel Public Library Foundations Joan Hunt Cory Childrens Fund. Magic by John is the featured entertainment for June 5 Teens with their crafts at the VIP After Hours groupFrom page 29Be The Dinosaurdinosaur exhibitions with advanced computer simulators, linked together to allow visitors to completely immerse themselves in the Cretaceous, take the controls and Be The Dinosaur. Applying lessons learned about different dinosaur species, their habitat, predators and in some cases prey, they will embark of a quest for survival, seeking food, water, shelter and safety. Dig into paleontology in the Field Station, climb aboard the Dinosaur Safari Jeep to navigate the world of the dinosaurs, and role play using dinosaur models on a 3-D Cretaceous landscape. Imaginarium admission is $8 for children or students with ID (ages 3 and up), $10 for seniors (age 55 and up) and $12 for adults. Museum members and children age 2 and under are always admitted at no charge. Call 321-7420 or visit www.i-sci.org for more information. Great ServiceGreat DedicationGreat Results!!! Great ServiceGreat DedicationGreat Results!!! Buying, Selling or just want to chat Talk to Chuck! Buying, Selling or just want to chat Talk to Chuck! 2400 Palm Ridge Rd. Sanibel, FL (239) 472-2311A er Hours (239) 209-6500 Chuck BergstromISLAND RESIDENT, REALTORWWW.CHUCKBERGSTROM.COMRE/MAX AWARD WINNING REALTOR! 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... $729,000 $729,000557 N. Yachtsman Nice 3BR/2BA lake front, elevated pool home. Nice 3BR/2BA lake front, elevated pool home. Enjoy gorgeous water views and nightly sunsets. Enjoy gorgeous water views and nightly sunsets. Lg great room w/vaulted ceiling...opens to lanai. Lg great room w/vaulted ceiling...opens to lanai. Beautifully furnished. Large enclosed pool/lanai. Beautifully furnished. Large enclosed pool/lanai. Great location... only a short walk to the beach. Great location... only a short walk to the beach. $629,000 $629,000673 East Rocks 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. $249,000 $249,000Tennis Place C-35 Completely renovated 3BR/2BA elevated home. NICE!!! Completely renovated 3BR/2BA elevated home. NICE!!! Cathedral ceiling, hickory wood ooring, granite counters. Cathedral ceiling, hickory wood ooring, granite counters. Large pantry, stainless appliances, 42 cabinets in kitchen. Large pantry, stainless appliances, 42 cabinets in kitchen. Impact doors/windows. Two car garage with lots of storage. Impact doors/windows. Two car garage with lots of storage. Enjoy water view from deck. Huge lot! New sod/landscape. Enjoy water view from deck. Huge lot! New sod/landscape. $599,000 $599,0009319 Kincaid Court 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 Screened lanai. Great WEEKLY WEEKLY rentals! rentals! Under building parking and storage. Under building parking and storage. $799,900 $799,900Pine Cove 1A 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, open w/vaulted ceilings throughout. Bright, open w/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... $599,000 $599,000476 Las Tiendas Gorgeous renovation! 4BR/3BA on West Gulf Dr. Gorgeous renovation! 4BR/3BA on West Gulf Dr. Gourmet kitchen, S/S appliances, 42 cabinets. Gourmet kitchen, S/S appliances, 42 cabinets. New baths, granite/quartz counters, Birch wood oors. New baths, granite/quartz counters, Birch wood oors. 10 ceilings, impact glass, new elevator, replace. 10 ceilings, impact glass, new elevator, replace. Screened lanai, large pool on approx. 1 acre parcel. Screened lanai, large pool on approx. 1 acre parcel. $2,595,000 $2,595,0004203 Dingman Dr. REDUCED
ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 201242 Oceans Reach Receives Notable TripAdvisor AwardOceans Reach Condominium Resort, which features 60 direct gulf-front units just steps from Sanibels Algiers Beach, has received a 2012 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. The prestigious award, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on the popular online travel website. Oceans Reach guests regularly rate the resort Out Of 5 on travel reviews, giving the resort the highest scores possible on TripAdvisor and ranking it #1 in Specialty Lodgings on Sanibel Island. In addition, Oceans Reach has earned a Customer Satisfaction Index of 99.1 out of 100, based on superior marks in seven different categories: Overall Rating, Cleanliness, Location, Rooms, Service, Value and Recommend To A Friend. TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional businesses for consistent excellence, as reviewed by travelers on the site, said Christine Petersen, president of TripAdvisor for Business. The Certificate of Excellence award gives highly rated establishments around the world the recognition they deserve. From exceptional accommodations in Beijing to remarkable restaurants in Boston, we want to applaud these businesses for offering TripAdvisor travelers a great customer experience. Were honored to have been awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, said Andy Boyle, Oceans Reach general manager. This award means a lot because it reflects the opinions of the people who matter most: our guests. The staff at Oceans Reach works hard to ensure that our guests experience an unforgettable Sanibel vacation and the many positive reviews we receive on TripAdvisor proves that were doing just that. Charlie Knight, Lisa Williams, and Andy Boyle e Law O ce ofJanet M. Strickland, P.A.23 Years Experience Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning Probates & Estates Business & Corporate Law Sale of BusinessVisit 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) TAX-CONSULTING & ACCOUNTING SERVICESServing the islands since 1978 Professional and Confidential Income Tax Preparation Individuals Corporations Estates & Trust Tax Consulting Tax Deferred Exchange International Taxation State Tax Forms (239) 472-5152 1619 Periwinkle Way, Suite 102, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 M.S.T. Humidistatsby Bryan HayesI always enjoy when a customer calls a couple months after we have installed a humidistat and they tell me how much money they are saving. Like a thermostat, a humidistat is simply a switch. It turns youre a/c system on and off depending on what the settings are and what the environmental conditions are. In the case of the thermostat, the trigger or what turns it on is temperature; it turns the system on upon warming temperatures. The same holds true with a humidistat; the only difference is that the trigger is humidity. The system is turned on by rising humidity. They both run your a/c system exactly the same way, the only difference again is the triggers. Let me stress that thermostats are used when you are in house, humidistats are used when you leave town. So, on to the why you should have a humidistat. The reason you should have a humidistat is several fold: it will save you money on your electric bill, it will save on wear and tear on your a/c system, it extends the life of your a/c system and it is the most effective way of preventing microorganism growth in your home. The last fact is probably the most important one. There are certain parameters that are required in order for microorganism to grow. The most important factor is moisture, or in this case, humidity. The main function of a humidistat is to run your a/c system until the air inside the conditioned space is below a certain humidity level. No humidity, no microorganism growth, no fuzzy mess. The bottom line is these are great devices, inexpensive to have installed and the savings that you will experience usually offset the costs of installation within a year or two. 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. 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
43 ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 2012Womens Hockey League ChampsRoyal Shell Real Estate congratulated two of its associates, Arika Bjorkedal and Kelly Fleming, and their team on their recent hockey league championship. The adult womens hockey league at Germain Arena is one of the few organized womens recreational leagues in the state. Bjorkedal, a realtor, is a member of the McMurray & Nette Team of Royal Shell Real Estate while Fleming is the receptionist and listing coordinator for rentals at the Royal Shell Park Shore office in Naples. Everblades Capture ECHL ChampionshipKelly Palmer, a realtor with John Naumann & Associates, poses with the Kelly Cup trophy at Germain Arena after the Florida Everblades captured their first ECHL championship. In addition to being an Everblades fan, Palmer plays in a co-ed league and on a womens tournament hockey team, the Gulf Coast Sea-Gals. PGA TipsPlaying Golf In The Heatby Matt Oakley, PGA Golf ProfessionalIn this part of the country during the summer months, it can get very hot. Playing golf in the heat can still be fun! Here are some tips to beat the heat in Southwest Florida: 1. Cover your head, preferably with a cool reflective material. Hats are crucial to protecting your face and brain. Once overheated, you will start to feel the effects of the sun immediately. 2. Drink at least a liter of water per hour. The effects of caffeine and alcohol can dehydrate you quickly in the sun. 3. Use a sunscreen with at least SPF 15. Re-apply after nine holes, as sweat can wash the lotion off. 4. Wear UV-protective sunglasses. Overexposure to the sun can cause irreversible damage to the retinas. 5. If you feel faint, dizzy, clammy or nauseous, STOP! Get to a cool place and use a wet towel to wrap around your face, arms and body. Using these tips will keep you safe and having fun playing golf this summer. Arika Bjorkedal and Kelly Fleming 2242 Periwinkle Way, Suite 3 at Sanibel Square 472-HOME(4663) 888-603-0603 SanibelSusan.com Lisa Murty Realtor Sales Associate David Anderson Office Manager & Closing Coordinator Elise Carnes Listing Coordinator & Notary Beachfront at Compass Point with years of income $999K Over 1/2 acre canal-front in Shell Harbor $899K Spacious near-beach canalfront pool home $899K Gulf-front 2-bedroom condo in on-site rental program $699K Corner 2 bedroom with this view at Kings Crown $599K Gulfside 2-bedroom condo with 2 screened porches $399.9K 3-bedroom Dunes townhome at end of cul-de-sac $324.9K Near-beach condo, seller says bring offers now $149K Lot close to this deeded community beach path $179K Single-family home lot in Island Woods with amenities $249K Near-beach 2-bedroom condo with easy on-site rentals $274K One of the last un-built lots in The Dunes (golf & tennis) $299K Great income stream with Sundial Resort #I-101 $349.9K Near-beach home on Southwinds Drive $499K Large lot near Clam Bayou & Blind Pass Beach $449K Susan Andrews Realtor Broke Owner Weekly blog at SanibelSusan.wordpress.com Kelly Palmer with the Kelly Cup Email your editorial copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org
ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 201244 Minnesota Twins Present Check The Minnesota Twins organization held a charity raffle at all of the spring training games at Hammond Stadium in 2012. Representatives of the Harry Chapin Food Bank, Lee Memorial Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Educational Foundation, and South Fort Myers High School Athletic Department were on hand at each game to sell the tickets. The Harry Chapin Food Bank solicits, collects and stores quality food for distribution to families in need through a network of non-profit agencies in Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties, who provide food to more than 30,000 people monthly. In the past calendar year, The Harry Chapin Food Bank distributed more than 13.7 million pounds of food and other grocery items valued at more than $22.5 million. This is roughly the equivalent of 11 million meals to people in need.For additional information about the Harry Chapin Food Bank, call 334-7007 or go to www.harrychapinfoodbank.org. Pelican Nest To Host Golf ClassicPelican Nest Golf Club is set to host the Third Annual Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida Golf Classic on Monday, November 12 to benefit The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. The event features an 18-hole scramble format, dinner and silent auction featuring luxury golf packages, dining experiences and more. The public is welcome to attend and individual golf slots are $175. Nova Wealth Management of Bonita Springs is the title sponsor and additional corporate sponsorships are available which include golf and dinner packages as well as branding, networking and visibility opportunities. Net proceeds from the event will benefit The Pelican Landing Fund which provides support exclusively to The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. The Fund is currently supporting construction of the new The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, a 136-bed, 292,000 square-foot pediatric medical facility to be built at HealthPark Medical Center in South Fort Myers. More information about the hospital and the campaign are available at www.childrenshospitalgoal.org To register to play in the golf outing, or for more information regarding sponsorships, contact chairperson Larry McPherson at 992-8810 or via email at email@example.com. Jack Nelson, right, representing the Minnesota Twins Community Fund, presents a check for $3,944 to Al Brislain, executive director of the Harry Chapin Food Bank. This amount will translate into $24,000 worth of food the food bank can purchase 239-472-2626www.beachviewgolfclub.com (Visit our website for weekly specials) GOLF$49 before 3 pm $39 after 3 pmRates expire 8/14/12. Must present ad Will Power Columnist: C rai g R. Hersch, BCS B oard Certi f ied Wills, Trusts & Estates A ttorne y ; CPAI Have Answers to Your Estate Planning uestions. Call: 239-334-1141 or Visit: www.sbshlaw.com 9100 College Pointe Ct. Fort Myers, FL 339191. Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees had 54 in 2007. 2. Six. 3. New Orleans Drew Brees has done it in 43 consecutive games, starting in 2009. 4. Notre Dames Austin Carr had 61 points against Ohio in 1970. 5. Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin. 6. Twentyve consecutive years. 7. Stef Graf, in 1988. ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ 1. Who was the last player before Torontos Jose Bautista in 2010 to belt more than 50 home runs in a season? 2. How many consecutive seasons, entering 2012, had Philadelphias Ryan Howard tallied at least 30 home runs? 3. Johnny Unitas holds the NFL record for most consecutive games with at least one TD pass (47, 1956-60). Who has the most since the 1970 NFL merger? 4. Who holds the record for most points in a mens basketball NCAA Tournament game? 5. Since the NHL lockout season of 2004-05, only three rookies have averaged more than a point a game. Name two of them. 6. How many consecutive starts at the Daytona 500 did Michael Waltrip have before failing to qualify in 2012? 7. Who was the only player to win a golden slam -all four of tennis majors, plus a gold medal in Olympic singles play, in a calendar year?
1149 Periwinkle Way 239/472-0176 fax 239/472-0350 11526 Andy Rosse Lane 239/472-1270 fax 239-472-1268 11509 Andy Rosse Lanewww.jnaislandrealestate.com TREMENDOUS VALUE AT GULF HARBOUR!This 3/2/2 carriage home located in the highly desirable Mariposa at Gulf Harbour has it all! Offered for $260,000. Contact Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 or Connie Walters Ms. Listr at 239/841-4540. NEW LISTINGS: 1621 SAND CASTLEBeautiful lake and fairview views are yours from this 3 bedroom 2 bath house near the 18th green at The Dunes golf course Deeded Beach Access. Upgrades galore, his and hers 4 car garage, workbench enclosed large porch, bay window, composite decking on front porch. Offered for $389,000. Contact Connie Walters Ms. Listr at 239/841-4540 or Tracy Walters Mr. Listr/994-7975 SOUTH SEAS TENNIS VILLASComfort, convenience, and a serene sense of inspired living in a Resort Community. Outside in the Tennis Villa community is an abundance of well maintained, matured, and manicured grounds offering a private community pool, sun-deck, bbq area and more. #3110Quaint corner 1 bedroom/1 bath unit overlooking lush gardens and courtyard. West Indies-style dcor, fully furnished turn-key villa located within the Southern Enclave of South Seas Island Resort. Extra side windows in dining area for additional light. Walking distance to beaches, Village of Captiva, restaurants and much more. South Seas Island Resort amenities offered with a club membership. Offered for $350,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632.#3139Every aspect of the interior is designed to enhance the island experience. The entry level offers a private guest bedroom and bath, a great room that encompasses an open floor plan with sliding glass doors in living and side window in dining area in this end villa. The privacy of the master bedroom with en-suite bath is located on the upper level overlooking an enclave of sunlight through the picture window. Offered for $425,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. DIRECT DEEP WATER ACCESS!!!!This home is very well maintained. From the new solar heater for the pool to the freshly sealed driveway, the owners have made to many upgrades to list, come see them! Located on a quiet dead end street in the very highly regarded Savona area of Cape Coral, this home even has a small fenced in area off the pool cage for pets. Dont miss out on this great opportunity. Offered for $375,000 Contact Bob Berning 239/699-9597PUNTA RASSA #302This elegantly appointed home has been completely renovated. Top of the line granite in kitchen and baths. Unique master bath & dressing area, design award, wood floors, dry bar, stainless steel appliances. Sun drenched with magnificent sunsets and views of Sanibel Island enhanced by hurricane glass enclosed lanai, hurricane glass on all windows. Social membership to Sanibel Harbour included. Turnkey and ready! Offered $399,990. Contact Marianne Stewart 239/560-6420.BLIND PASS This well established, desirable, well maintained Blind Pass condo is a must see! This unit is steps away from one of the best shelling locations and secluded beaches on the Islands. This unit has great rental income and has remodeled kitchens and bathrooms. Dont miss your opportunity with this one. Offered for $499,000. Contact Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 or Connie Walters Ms. Listr at 239/841-4540. HARBOUR LANEHome/lot package on Gulf and bay access canal lot. Dock and boat lift in place. Short walk to Blind Pass beach, restaurants and shops. SW exposure for lots of fun in the sun. This is a great opportunity to have a new home on a canal on Sanibel and still meet the new insurance guidelines. Offered for $850,000 Contact Ken Colter 239/851-1357 or BOB BERNING 239/699-9597 15500 COOK ROAD, FT. MYERS THAT WAS THEN THIS IS NOW UP AND COMING NEIGHBORHOODRare opportunity to create a legacy property with 4.6 acres, riverfront into THE EXCLUSIVE RIVERFRONT NEIGHBORHOOD Current 1920s 5 Bedroom Residence and Guest House has been completely renovated to modern times! Royal Palm Lined Entrance offered for $4,900,000 Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/8721632. SANIBEL ARMS WESTThis 1st floor unit offers 2 bedroom, 2 bath and 2 lanai. Located just steps from the beach and overlooks the pool. Unit has been completely remodeled and cheerfully decorated. Comes fully furnished. Complex offers; on-site rentals, roof top sundeck, caged pool, BBQ grills, laundry room, tennis courts also bike and movie rentals. Offered for $459,000. Contact Cathy or Ralph Galietti at 239/826-5897 or Nancy Finch at 239/822-7825.JONATHAN HARBOUR BAY FRONT BUILDING SITE17059 Marina Cove Lane. This lot has a great dock system with a lift and deep water, electric and water on dock. 140 feet of water frontage and only 10 minutes by water to the Gulf. Private gated community with pool, tennis, and clubhouse. Custom blueprints available for a home if purchaser is interested. Offered for $625,000 Contact Ralph or Cathy Galietti 239/826-5897 or 239/828-5807.2621 SAN CAP RD.This adorable 3 bedroom 2 bath Florida cottage makes for the perfect island retreat. Great location in Sanibel Gardens near shopping and restaurants. Offered for $284,900. Contact Nancy Finch 239/822-7825If you are interested in listing your island property, contact the islands oldest and most prominent real estate company. We get results!Serving the Islands Since 1975 45 ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 2012
ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 201246 Sanibel Airs Carol Schapiro Retires After 13 YearsHer first day on the job as the Sanibel Air Conditioning, Inc.s new office manager was the day after Christmas 1999. In the past 13 years, Carol Schapiro has seen the small family business grow from four employees to 14. In 2007, Schapiro was instrumental in the creation of a sister company called Sanctuary Island Electric, Inc. One of her most memorable events was the aftermath of Hurricane Charley that tore through Sanibel and Captiva on August 13, 2004. Few could get on the islands if they didnt have a pass. Schapiro recalled how the dense canopy of trees that overhung Periwinkle Way had collapsed, blocking passage. We were worried about many of our clients homes and air conditioning units we had no electricity and no ability to look up our customer database because our computers were down. So, Bryan and Todd got in their trucks, driving to all the homes they could get to, and looking for hangers, Schapiro said. Hangers are air conditioning units that get blown off their support posts or roofs and that end up hanging off the side of the house held by their piping. Bryan and Todd would return to the office with lists of addresses to arrange for the units to be safely removed. Many homeowners were still up north and had no idea what damage had been done to their homes. Schapiro admitted that nothing could prepare her for the overwhelming workload that would face the company after Charleys devastation. They were the only islandbased air conditioning company and service requests immediately began pouring in. Our customer base tripled after Charley, Schapiro said, adding that before that, she had only a one drawer full of files in a cabinet behind her desk. And now, she motions to show the many cabinets full of customer files that occupy the space in her office. Bryan and Todd appreciate Carol because of the huge contribution she has made, both at the time of Charley and in the following years, the growth of their business and, most importantly, they say, the relationships she has forged with their customers. Carol has always been a loyal part of our team and I have always relied on her to watch all the details, said Bryan. We will miss her, but wish her a happy and enjoyable retirement. For now, Schapiro has no specific plans for retirement, but she is looking forward to it. Her first order of business is a trip to Boston, and then a road trip to visit her family and grandchildren in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. In addition, shell be setting sail on a Mediterranean cruise in September, which she has been looking forward to for a while. The years have been wonderful working for the Hayes family, despite the fact that they seem to have flown by, Schapiro added. Ive watched Bryans four children grow from babies to middle and high school students, with just one left at The Sanibel School. Todd was single back then. Hes become a husband and father of three. Dan (Hayes) retired a few years ago. Ive always felt like one of the family, she added. From left: Bryan Hayes, Carol Schapiro and Todd Hayes 1101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 www.engelvoelkers.com/Sanibel ENGEL & VLKERSFor Showings please call Isabella Rasi: 239-246-4716 South Seas ResortExquisite 2BR/2BA at Lands End. Waterviews from every room. Brand new contemporary interior.$1,299,000 www.southseasresortlandsend1637.com East End Retail CenterNewly renovated retail center with high visibility on Periwinkle toward Lighthouse beach. $1,399,000 Attorney Named To Super Lawyers Attorney Craig R. Hersch, a partner in the law firm of Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill, P.A., was selected for the 2012 Florida Super Lawyers listing for the fourth consecutive year in the areas of estate planning and probate, as well as tax. He is a Florida Bar Board Certified attorney in wills, trusts, and estates and is a licensed Florida CPA. The annual Super Lawyers listing is a consumer ratings service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas conducted annually by Thomson Reuters and published in Law & Politics magazine listing the top five percent of attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Hersch was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1989. He has an AV rating by Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating attainable by the independent national attorney rating service, and has been named a Top 100 Lawyer by Worth Magazine. He writes Will Power, a weekly estate planning column that appears in the Island Sun on Sanibel and which can be found as a blog on the firms website. Founded in 1924, Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill, P.A. is located at 9100 College Pointe Court, Fort Myers. Craig R. Hersch Attention 2012 GraduatesThe Island Sun is looking for photos and information from local 2012 graduates to appear in the newspaper. If you are graduating or know a local grad, we need your help in obtaining the following information: Students name, school, plans for school or college in the fall. Please mail, drop off or email information along with a photo to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957; firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note on emails: Class of 2012. Photos will be returned upon request.
47 ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 2012 When I was a freshman at the University of Florida, the pledges of my fraternity Tau Epsilon Phi (TEP) traditionally had an annual flag football game against the pledges of Pi Lambda Phi called the Nose Bowl. The name of the game was in reference to the fact that both fraternities were predominantly Jewish, and although it would seem politically incorrect, the name had been around for decades and no one seemed to care. In any event, winning the game was a big deal because the bragging rights for each pledge class hinged on whether they were victorious against its most hated rival. TEPs Fall 1981 pledge class (the year before mine) won the game 24-0, so there was a lot for my pledge class to live up to. If your pledge class won the game, you were likely to be inducted as brothers into the fraternity before Thanksgiving break. If your class didnt win, then your pledge class would often have to wait until just before finals before induction would occur. This was a big deal, since you didnt want your hell week (the week before induction when most of the crazier hazing took place) to interfere with studying for finals. In the weeks leading up to the big game, the brothers made us pledges practice at all hours of the day and night. We were told to do wind sprints, push ups, football drills... you name it. I always thought the practice for the big game was a veiled way to haze us pledges all semester anyway. As the game day approached, we discovered that Pi Lam had invited three very athletic looking African-American students into its pledge class. This was highly unusual since there arent a whole lot of African-American Jews Sammy Davis, Jr. being one notable exception although Im not sure anyone would want him on their flag football squad. As it turned out, these particular AfricanAmerican students had once played quarterback and wide receiver at prestigious high school football programs. We rightly felt that Pi Lam had some ringers on their squad. The president of our fraternity paid a visit to Pi Lams president to sort things out. There wasnt much we could do, since all campus fraternities were free to invite whomever they wanted into their pledge classes without regard to race or religion. Despite our belief that they were ringers, there was nothing that would compromise their eligibility to play. Which leads me to todays estate planning topic and that is who, in your will under Florida law, is eligible to serve as your personal representative (executor). You may be surprised to learn that under the law, you cannot choose anyone that you want to be your personal representative. They must be eligible as defined by our laws. So who is qualified under the law to serve as your personal representative? The answer is fairly simple and straightforward: any person who is your spouse, child, adopted child, parent, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, niece or nephew or someone related by lineal consanguinity to such person, or a spouse of any such person. So basically, if they are closely related to you by blood or marriage, then they will likely qualify to serve as your personal representative. It doesnt matter if they live here in Florida or in Timbuktu. They are eligible. What about a good friend? Does a good friend qualify to serve as your personal representative? The answer is yes, provided they reside in the state of Florida. If their primary residence is elsewhere, then they wont qualify. So your nieces husband who lives in Sri Lanka and whom you havent seen or heard from in 20 years qualifies as your personal representative, but your best friend who knows everything about you, owns a home here in Florida but maintains her primary residence in Indiana does not qualify. Not surprisingly, someone who would otherwise qualify but who is a convicted felon, or who is still a minor, wont qualify either. What about a corporation? Would a Florida corporation qualify to serve as your personal representative? In most cases, the answer is No because the corporation must have trust powers under Florida law to serve. Banks and trust companies will therefore qualify. What if you named The First Community Bank & Trust as your personal representative but Mega National Bank later bought it? Do you have a named personal representative if you never changed your will and there is no more First Community Bank & Trust? The law says that in such a scenario, the Mega National Bank will become your personal representative since they are the successor in interest to the First Community Bank & Trust. What about charitable corporations and churches? Can they serve as your personal representative? In most cases the answer is no, they will not qualify because they dont have trust powers under Florida law. So you cant name your church to serve as your personal representative, even if you are leaving all of your assets to the church. But you can name your pastor, who resides here in Florida. If you have a question about whom or what might be eligible to serve under your will, you should consult with your estateplanning attorney. As for the Nose Bowl game, even continued on page 48 Will PowerThe Nose Bowl And Lessons Learnedby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA
ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 201248 Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market Bonita BeachBonita Springs2000 4,000 3,395,0002,850,000 262 Bonita BayBonita Springs2002 5,858 2,495,0002,400,000 179 CasesFort Myers Beach1958 1,720 2,100,0001,900,000 12Shadow Wood At The BrooksBonita Springs2000 5,223 1,399,0001,175,000 39 Bonita BayBonita Springs1994 3,433 999,000885,000 148 Cape HarbourCape Coral1999 2,649 899,900885,000 12 Renaissance Fort Myers2003 3,515 799,000780,000 217 Pelican LandingBonita Springs1991 3,516 759,000660,000 53 Cottage Point Fort Myers2002 4,666 619,900585,000 104 Bayview AcresSt. James City2008 2,290 599,999570,000 508Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales From page 47Nose Bowlthough Pi Lam had their ringers in place, my pledge class won the game 26-0! We were soon thereafter inducted as brothers into the fraternity, and I did well on my finals that semester. Hell week wasnt that bad either. As for the eligible ringers who failed to help Pi Lam win, I later heard they were blackballed and never made it into the fraternity. Being eligible to play Nose Bowl apparently wasnt enough! Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the Difference To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS Top ProducersRoyal Shell Real Estate announced its top producers for the month of April. Top listing producer (individual) was Bob Radigan; Top listing producers (team) was McMurray & Nette Team; Top sales producer (individual) was Andre Arensman; Top sales producers (team) was Fred Newman and Vicki Panico. Mike McMurray and Trevor Nette Fred Newman and Vicki Panico Bob Radigan Andre Arensman
49 ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 2012School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My 9-year-old son has great difficulty making transitions to new activities in school and at home. He needs lots of advance warnings before he can change activities. He is going to day camp this summer and I am hoping to get some advice to share with the counselors there so they can help him transition to all the activities without a lot of conflict. Any ideas? Charles N., Sanibel Charles, Many children have difficulty transitioning to new activities. Its wonderful that you recognize this and want to help him and his camp counselors. Cueing, or signaling that something is going to change, helps someone with transition problems to get prepared both mentally and physically for a new activity. Cuing helps them know that their current situation is going to change and that they need to prepare. There are four general types of cues that could be adapted for your sons summer camp counselors. They are visual, verbal, gestural and physical. Visual cues are non-obtrusive and require little effort. A cue for him might be the daily camp schedule posted on the walls or bulletin boards of the camp. Verbal cues are the type most commonly used. They are the verbal reminders of what needs to happen such as its time to get ready for camp swimming. You might ask the counselors to make sure that they give their verbal cues to your son several times and at least five minutes before an activity change. Gestural cues involve a gesture or movement that is understood as indicating a desired behavior. One we all understand is putting a finger across ones lips to indicate a request for silence. A thumbs up signal is also a good one, often associated with praise, but it could also signal a change in activity for your son. Physical cues physically direct a persons behavior. Putting a hand on a shoulder to indicate that a behavior should be stopped is common. Positioning oneself in a specific area can serve as a physical cue to indicate location. Physical cues must be used cautiously. Many people do not like being touched and this must be respected. As children move into adolescence, concerns with privacy and personal space may make physical cues involving contact less useful. A frank discussion with your son will help you understand how he feels about this type of physical message and whether it is a good type to use for him. In order to be effective, cues should be nonintrusive, friendly and understood by the child. Non-intrusiveness is important for several reasons. If your son feels he is being singled out or is receiving negative attention, he may become defensive. Make sure that your son understands the cues you have suggested. You must tell him what is going on and why following these cues will be important for him. You may want to role-play with your son what your selected cues are before he goes to camp so he is more comfortable with them. With this type of advance warning and notice of transitions, you and your son should feel relatively comfortable about his ability to follow the camp schedule and enjoy his time there. 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 email@example.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Albert Earns Degree From ProvidenceMelanie Albert, a resident of Sanibel, was among more than 900 students from Providence College who received undergraduate degrees during the colleges 94th commencement exercises held on May 20. Albert received a bachelors degree in Finance. The commencement address was delivered by Viola Davis, who won the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Aibileen Clark in the award-winning film, The Help. S.W. FLORIDAS LEADERS IN REAL ESTATEIf Youre Thinking About Buying or Selling Real Estate, Call McMurray & Nette of Royal Shell Real Estate Today! 239 850 7 88 8 ( M ikes Cell ) Mike @ McMurrayandNette.co m 239 28 1.44 35 ( Trevors Cell ) Trevor @ McMurra y andNette.com MCMURRAY & NETTEOF ROYAL SHELL REAL ESTATE Edison State New District PresidentThe Edison State College Board of Trustees announced last week that they have selected Dr. Jeffery Allbritten as their next District President. The Board of Trustees voted to offer Dr. Allbritten a contract that includes a base salary of $263,850 plus benefits, which are valued at 28 percent of the base salary plus a car allowance of $1,000 per month. The total contract is approximately $350,000 with negotiations ongoing. No starting date has been finalized for Dr. Allbritten to take over as the fourth District President in Edisons 50-year history. Board chair Ann E. Berlam was joined by Trustees Brian Chapman Jr., Randall T. Parrish, Julia G. Perry, Braxton C. Rhone, Marjorie Starnes Bilotti, Christopher T. Vernon and Eddie Webb III in voting for Dr. Allbritten. For more information regarding Edison States presidential search, visit www.edison.edu/president/search. Dr. Jeffery Allbritten Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 201250 Around The Islands With AnneSummertime Is Sizzling With Hot Meal Dealsby Anne MitchellSummertime, and the livin is easy, or so goes the Gershwin song from Porgy And Bess. Its no truer anywhere than here on the islands as the off-season means less traffic, no lines at restaurants and lots of great deals for summer visitors and those of us who remain year round. Island restaurants are putting out the welcome mat with all manner of incentives. Here are some of them: Matzaluna, The Italian Kitchen, 1200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 472-1998 Matzalunatic! means $1 off all mixed drinks and 50 cents off bottled beer in the bar and dining room from 4:40 to 7 p.m.; also Wine Wednesdays with $8 off any bottle costing $25 or more all evening. Lazy Flamingo 1 and 2, at Pine Avenue, 472-5353, and 1036 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, 472-6939, has two happy hour periods, from 3 to 5 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. to midnight. Domestic drafts are $1.50, pitchers $6. There are also daily lunch specials. The Sanibel Grill serves $6 burgers and quesadillas before 5 p.m. and observes happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. and 10 to midnight, at 703 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel, 472-3128. Its Shrimpfest Time every Tuesday at The Timbers, 703 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel, 472-3128. The line-up sounds like Bubba in the scene from Forrest Gump Crunchy Shrimp, Coconut Fried Shrimp, Shrimp Scampi, Shrimp fra Diablo, Thai Shrimp all priced at $15. Sunday is Prime Rib Night with a 12-ounce portion for $22. George & Wendys Seafood Grille at the corner of Periwinkle Way and Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel, 3951263, offers a free appetizer with the purchase of two entrees for those seated before 6 p.m. or half price appetizers from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunset Grill, 6536 Pine Avenue, Sanibel, 472-2333, has early bird specials from 5 to 6 p.m. daily, when you can have a bottle of wine with the purchase of two entrees. The grill is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, specializing in steaks and seafood. The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn, 15951 Captiva Drive Captiva, 472-5161, offers these daily specials: Tuesday, prime rib for two, $29.95; Wednesday, surf & turf, $24.95; Friday, fish fry, $17.95; Sunday, barbecue, $17.95. At The Hungry Heron, 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel, 395-2300, kids 10 and under eat free with the purchase of one adult entre of $15.95 or more. Show a coupon from the ad in the Island Sun and get 10 percent off lunch or dinner every day. All-you-can-eat specials are Mondays, prime rib, $17.95, fish fry every day, $16.95, and Island Shrimp noon to close daily, $19.95. A beer-battered fish n ships basket with fries and slaw is offered daily for $9.95. Il Tesoro Ristorante, 751 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel, 395-4011, gives complimentary mimosas, bellinis and sangrias for everyone at the table with the purchase of two or more entrees from 5 to 7 p.m. Il Tesoro honors any Kiwanis coupon through June. Also, buy one get one free on a glass of wine from 5 to 6 p.m. when you present a coupon from the Island Sun June book. At Il Tesoros sister bakery Dolce Tesoro, Tahitian Gardens, Sanibel, 4724300, you get a free cup of coffee with the purchase of a baked item. Happy Hour at The Jacaranda means half price drinks from 4 to 7 p.m. nightly in the lounge along with happy apps at $5.95 that include sesame crusted ahi tuna, chilled oysters, steamed shrimp and snow crab legs. The Jacaranda is at 1223 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, 472-1771. Also, take in a coupon from the Island Sun June coupon book to get 10 percent off your entire check or a free bottle of wine, a $25 value. Where else can you get dinner for two with a glass each of house wine for $30? At Courtneys on Sanibel, 1231 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel, 472-4646. Dinner includes soup or salad, potato, vegetable, bread and fresh herb olive oil. The Sanibel Fish House, 1523 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, 472-7770, offers a free glass of house wine, domestic draft beer, well drink or a slice of key lime pie free with the purchase of an entre at lunch, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Happy hour is from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and all day Sunday. Pick up an Island Sun June coupon book for a 10 percent discount at four Captiva restaurants: RC Otters, Keylime Bistro, Cantina Captiva and Captiva Pizza, Yogurt & Gifts. Another Island Sun coupon book special is 10 percent off breakfast between 7 and 11 a.m. at The Island Cow 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, 472-0606. Buy one pizza and get half off the second at Island Pizzas two locations at 1619 Periwinkle Way and 2496 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel, when you show a coupon from the Island Sun book. A coupon also gets you 10 percent off your entire bill dine in only at The Great White Grill, 2440 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel, 472-0212. The Bistro @ Beachview is offering a buy-one get one half price lunch entre with a coupon. Also, happy hour is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day when you buy one house wine, draft or well drink and get one free. The bistro is at 1100 Par View Drive, Sanibel, 4724394. At Twilight Restaurant & Wine Bar, 2430 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, 472-8818, receive 10 percent of your check or a free bottle of wine ($22 value) with an Island Sun coupon and a reservation. Tuesday is sushi night. Take your coupon book to the Blue Giraffe Restaurant in Periwinkle Place, Sanibel, 472-2525, to get $5 off two adult dinner entrees. LIVE ON THE ISLANDS The Mucky Duck on Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, features music by Mark Dupuy on Mondays; Rich Lancaster, Wednesdays; Gene Federico, Thursdays and Saturdays; and Buckeye Ken, Fridays. Traditions on the Beach at the Island Inn has live entertainment nightly from 7 p.m. until late. This weeks lineup includes: Friday, June 8, Mike Arnone and singer Barbara Smith; Saturday, Mike Arnone and singer Barbara Smith; Sunday, June 3, closed; Monday, popular and classic smooth music and dancing; Tuesday, popular and classic smooth music and dancing; Wednesday, Woody Brubaker on the piano, saxophone and vocals; Thursday, Brad Brown singing popular favorites including smooth musical stylings. Traditions is at 3111 West Gulf Drive, phone 472-4559. T histle Lodge at Casa Ybel features John McLane on Fridays; Dan Tudor on Saturdays. Casa Ybel is at 2255 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, phone 472-9200. Danny Morgan plays and sings Saturdays and Sundays poolside at Coconuts at Casa Ybel. George & Wendys Seafood Grille has live entertainment as follows: Wednesdays, Robbie Hutto, guitar and vocals; Thursdays Karaoke; Friday, June 8, Anthony Wayne. All performances start at 8 p.m. except Karaoke, which starts at 9 p.m. The restaurant is at 2499 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 3951263. Cips Place has live music from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday with Jimmy G on steel drums. Steve Scooter Reynolds performs Thursday and Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. Cips is at 2055 Periwinkle Way. Phone 472-0223. The Jacaranda has entertainment nightly from 7 to 11 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, various artists are featured. On Sunday, its Jamaica Dave & Co., reggae and dance; Monday, Renata, jazz, contemporary music and dance; Tuesday, Steve Scooter Reynolds, acoustic guitar, contemporary music and dance; Wednesday, Buckeye Ken, contemporary, Top 40 and blues; Thursday, 2 Hot, contemporary, reggae and dance. The Jacaranda is at 1223 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-1771. Traders features music by Chris Workman Wednesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. and Danny Morgan and Friends on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. Traders is at 1551 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-7242. 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. with The Diane Russell Band and Tuesdays and Wednesdays with Taylor Stokes. Crab races are Mondays and Thursdays. The Crows Nest is at 15951 Captiva Drive, phone 472-5161. The Island Cow on Periwinkle Way has live entertainment on Fridays with Dan Confrey; Saturdays, Diana Lynn; and Sundays, Buckeye Ken. Phone 4720606. RC Otters, 11506 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, has live music daily with Please visit our Island Sun online advertisers each week at www.islandsunnews.com. 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dining inside and out, phone 395-1142. Keylime Bistro features live music days and nights seven days a week. New to the line-up is Ken Limeri playing jazz sax from 6 to 10 p.m. every Tuesday. The bistro is at 11509 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, phone 395-4000. Restaurant owners/managers, please e-mail or fax your entertainment schedule to Anne Mitchell at email@example.com or 395-2299. Superior InteriorsAdd Some Personality To Your Kitchenby Jeanie TinchA truly successful kitchen remodeling or new design project does more than function well for the homeowner. It has personality! Your kitchen should become a gathering spot, a cooks oasis, even a mission control for a busy family. Kitchens are truly a full-fledged living space, deserving of its own memorable style and personalityl Individuality is the earmark of a room with personality. So, in composing the design elements of a kitchens style, I suggest you trust your own instincts and put your imagination into overdrive. Are you a clean-counter type person, or do you truly enjoy showing off cherished collectibles? Do you yearn to recreate an era of long ago, one that might be reminiscent of the Victorian or colonial times? Or are you soothed by the spirit of a homey, comfortable country kitchen? And perhaps, you prefer a more eclectically designed kitchen space. The mood of our kitchen should make you and your family happy. And if you kitchen space is open to other living spaces, its important that you consider complementing your kitchen style with those rooms as well. Whatever your style, call on design elements such as color, fabric, surface materials, lighting, art and one of a kind accents to create your own personal touch! Jeanie Tinch is an interior decorator on Sanibel. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Insurance Tip Plumbing Problemsby Marge MeekAs our homes are getting older, homeowners insurance companies are requiring 4-point inspections to bind coverage. One of the main stumbling blocks in a 4-point inspection has become the type of plumbing material that is present. We are all used to the white PVC lines, but many houses have colored piping, the PEX plumbing system. While the pipes are superior construction, the brass insert fittings and stainless steel clamps caused premature leakage resulting in water damage. Class action lawsuits were filed and settlements were made, and installation methods were improved so the problem should not occur. Go online to see abundant reading material on this subject. However, insurance companies are not so quick to forget water claims. One of the most popular homeowners insurance companies used on our islands still will not take PEX plumbing, another will only take PEX plumbing if it was installed after 2010, still another will take PEX of any age. Our plumbers still use PEX and attest to its quality. Look under your sinks and see if your plumbing pipes are white, which should indicate PVC; even the aging copper pipes are fine from an insurance standpoint, if they are in good condition. If there are colored pipes, check to see who made them and what kind of fittings you have. A call to your plumber may be just what is needed to avoid a water claim. Marge Meek is a local SanibelCaptiva insurance agent, who can be reached at mmeek@rosierinsurance. com. 51 ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 2012 Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email email@example.com AUTHORIZED DEALER FOR CAESARSTONE QUARTZ SURFACE Main Show Room 2330 Palm Ridge Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957 in the Hungry Heron Plaza(239) 395-2525 Fax (239) 395-2373Serving Sanibel and Captiva Island for 34 yearsFREE ESTIMATESPRIORITY DEALER CARPETING flooring...carpet ceramic tile wood marble vinylPLANTATION SHUTTERS 2 weeks delivery Custom Upholstery FREEKitchen Sink with any Cambria Countertop Order Over 50 S/F COUNTERTOPS ... Cambria Quartz, Granite, Corian & Staron, Glass & Tile Backsplashes, Shower & Tub Replacement Interior Interior Painting Painting SALE SALE Limited Time Only Limited Time Only (CARPET SALE)TAKE 10% OFF CARPET ONLY WITH MIN. PURCHASE OF 300 SQ. FT. SALE STARTS JANUARY 1ST EXCLUDES ALL PREVIOUS SALES. Island Style InteriorsLicense #S3-12258 License #S3-11918 ALL ON SALEFurniture Accessories Window Treatments... FOREIGN & DOMESTIC BUMPER TOBUMPER OIL CHANGE SPECIAL $17.99 (up to 5 qts.)Lic No. MV 81675 HOURS: M-F: 9am 5:30pm Sat & Sun: By Appt.Ich spreche DeutschRandys Auto Repair, LLCwww.RandysAutoRepairLLC.com16191 San Carlos Blvd, Ste 1Fort Myers, FL 33908Tel. 267-2556 CATS & DOGS Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 201252 Agents Join Real Estate FirmDon DeLuca, broker of Royal Shell Real Estate, announced that top producing agents Joe Francis and the Treasure My Home Team have joined Royal Shell Real Estate. Born and raised in Minnesota, Francis has been a regular to Cape Coral since the 1970s, traveling with his parents as they found this area to be a retirement paradise. He has owned gas stations, liquor stores, a grocery store and other commercial properties in the western suburbs of Minneapolis. Ginny Nobbe, Heather Wightman, Ryan Steinberg and Cindy Garcia, together, are the Treasure My Home Team. Nobbe relocated to Florida in 2004. Her background is IT. Wightman is a native Floridian since 1977 and has been a realtor since 1993. In 2008, she joined the general real estate market serving customers in Collier and Lee counties. Garcia comes from the pharmaceutical sales industry. Steinberg, who grew up in Cape Coral, earned his real estate license in 2003. Realtor Officers Attend National Meetings In DCGlen Simmons, president, and Bruce Cochrane, president-elect of the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors recently represented their local organization at the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, DC attending various committee meetings, forums and roundtables on topics such as board leadership, multiple listing services and policy and professional standards. Keynote speakers included Moe Veissi, 2012 NAR president, and Afterburner, a team of elite military professionals who shared combat-proven methodologies to help one achieve victory in a rapidly changing business environment. During the event, 13,800 Realtors gathered at the Washington Monument to celebrate home ownership at a Rally To Protect The American Dream. The rally was designed to show that home ownership matters and it always will. In addition, Realtors met with Senators Nelson and Rubio and with the legislative assistant from Connie Macks office to discuss and express concern about issues influencing the real estate profession.The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors is one of over 1,500 local boards and associations of Realtors nationwide that comprise the National Association of Realtors, representing over 970,000 members involved in all aspects of the real estate profession. May Top Agents Premier Sothebys International Realty of Sanibel and Captiva announced that their top marketing agent in May was Denise Chambre and their top sales agent was Jean Baer. Joe Francis, sales associate Heather Wightman, sales associate Ginny Nobbe, CREN, sales associate Cindy Garcia, sales associate Ryan Steinberg, sales associate Decorating Den Named Retail Star By Magazine Decorating Den Interiors of Sanibel and Bonita Springs has been named one of Home Accents Todays Retail Stars for 2012 by editors of the premier trade magazine for the home accents industry. Sanibel and Captiva homeowners receive personalized in-home service from the awardwinning studio located at the Sanibel Promenade on Tarpon Bay Road since 1998. Long-time local designers are Marcia Feeney, Cindy Malszycki and Jeanie Tinch. The family-owned entrepreneurial team was recently recognized for retail sales growth of more than 40 percent over last year. The businesses selected for the Retail Stars award have demonstrated that they operate successfully in their marketing areas, exhibit strength in merchandising, display and/or advertising, and have a positive presence in their local communities. There has never been a tougher time to be an independent retailer, with ongoing competition from national chain stores, the increasingly significant role of online retail, and a challenging economic climate, said Jenny York, editor in chief of Home Accents Today. Our 2012 Retail Stars have taken on these challenges with a combination of clever entrepreneurship, innovation, merchandising, customer service and marketing. We are delighted to recognize these talented merchants, and, as always, encourage everyone to support their locally-owned businesses. Decorating Den Interiors offers complimentary design services and unfettered access to the entire world of home interior furnishings. 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53 ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 2012Dr. DaveThe War On Wartsby Dr. Dave HepburnI feinted left, but he was too quick and caught me with a crisp jab. As my head snapped back, I glimpsed an opening and landed a twisting uppercut to his chin. He reeled and I followed with a sweeping right hook to the temple that buckled his knees. He backpeddled to a corner, so I moved in. Countering, he connected with a devastating combination jab/hook that momentarily stunned me. I fell back. But seven years of college hockey (I had a long college career) had trained me well. I answered with a stiff jab to his flaring nostrils but he answered right back with a kick to my midsection. So I reached for a bottle of liquid nitrogen, grabbed his flailing foot and worked him hard. A minute later, it was all over. Thanks doctor, I hope little Mikey wasnt too tough on you. Should we come back next week for another liquid nitrogen treatment of his wart? While kids might hate warts, they despise wart treatment and positively loathe wart treaters. To those who feel that the above struggle is not entirely plausible, I should advise you that my PG-13 rating prevents me from including the really vicious portions of the battle involving teeth, scalpels and Tonya Harding. All this fuss over a virus no bigger than a mosquitos zit. Warts are caused by HPV, known as Human Papilloma Virus... or more commonly, the Horrific Pimple Virus. It enters through a breach in the skin and may take months or even years to incubate. Different types of warts are caused by different varieties of the 70 strains of HPV, including: Plantars Wart Warts on the feet are a common adolescent concern. Plantars warts begin on the weight-bearing portions of the foot and are so named because as they enlarge, walking feels as though a Planters peanut is imbedded in to the foot. Warts are caught from public showers or swapping low fives with warty friends. What may start as a single wart may multiply into several warts, which may in turn fuse into large plaques that can consume the entire soul of the foot. To treat, pare down the wart until it begins to bleed, then freeze with liquid nitrogen (use the spray only, not a cotton swab), thaw, freeze again, then cross fingers. Subungual Warts Found under and adjacent to the fingernails, these warts are notoriously persistent and painful to treat. Some success is found with 5 percent imiquimod, a rather expensive cream that is applied after soaking and filing down the wart. Common warts 10 percent of the general population have warts. 50 percent will disappear spontaneously within two years. These warts should be soaked in warm water, pared or pumiced, soaked again, treated with a chemical weapon (acids, cantharidin, podofilm) and then occluded with tape or plastic for several days. If all fails, liquid nitrogen MIGHT work. Flat warts Small, flat warts are usually found on the top of the hand or on the face. They are easily spread on shaved areas such as the legs of women and beards of men (or vice versa). Genital warts Extremely common amongst sexually active teens, debate continues as to whether condoms protect or not. Though not exactly the same HPV that causes cervical cancer, the presence of genital warts is a red flag for potential cervical cancer. Tough and painful to treat (physically and emotionally). So friends, parents, countrymen, send us your ears, your downtrodden and your donations. But hesitate before sending us kids with warts. The pain they incur from our treatments induces a fear reflex between patient and doctor. Years later when they need to see a doctor for something less painful like a ruptured liver or javelin accident, all they can think of is the pain associated with wart treatment from the guy in the white coat and brass knuckles. Doc, go ahead and wiggle that javelin in there all you like, just dont use your liquid nitrogen. And now, as my day comes to a close, my nurse informs me, Doctor, 4-year-old Suzy Stallone is here with a plantars, and she looks like she could go five rounds or more. Thwarted again. Like the column? Youll LOVE the book the Doctor is In(sane), available at Sanibel Island Books & Gifts. Contact Dr. Dave or read more at www. wisequacks.org. Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: I have noticed that my energy is low recently and I cannot figure out why. Is there anything you can recommend to have increased energy?A: Yes, there are ways to eliminate energy drains. Every action you take uses energy on all levels. Since you are unaware of what may be causing your low energy, it is important to rule out any physical issues that could be possibly contributing. Perhaps a good physical examination including blood work would be in order as a first step. We also have emotional and spiritual drains that can make us feel tired and lethargic. I will include a checklist of possible causes to help increase your awareness of what the problems might be. Then, I will suggest some ways to eliminate your energy drains. 1. Environmental energy drains Items that need repair or cleaning; Cluttered spaces; Unattended home repairs; Dissatisfaction with where you live; Car maintenance or needing repair; Too much TV and not enough quiet space; Not enough beauty around you. 2. Mind, Body & Spirit Poor eating habits; Lack of exercise; Untended health concerns; Unmet emotional needs; Lack of sleep; Overdue dental appointment; Lack of stimulation; Unhappy with your physical appearance. 3. Work Too much stress; Disorganization; Working too long hours; Information overwhelm; Feelings of not being appreciated; Company taking and never giving back; Co-worker issues. Ways To Eliminate Energy Drains 1. Take time and do it. If you have been procrastinating, you need to just make time to get things done and eliminate the clutter. Whether it is cleaning out closets or organizing files. 2. Hire it. If you need to hire someone to assist you, then do it. You dont have to do everything alone. If money is an issue, try bartering. 3. When in doubt, throw it out. Chuck it. We hold on too often when we need to let it go. If you have not worn it in six months, then donate it. If you have too much clutter, then examine your life and ask if your life is cluttered. Chances are it is. Some things just need to be let go of. If you examine the above and take charge of your life, you will feel empowered and energized before you know it then you can get on with living a full energized life. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 201254 Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, My fathers first wife divorced him because she didnt think he made enough money and he was not successful. They had two children who did not see their father because their mother denied him access. After a while, he became very successful and he married my mother. My brother and I are from the second marriage. We were raised very comfortably and we adore our parents. Time has passed. My mother suffers from severe dementia and she is in a nursing home. My father was unable to live alone anymore, so we placed him in a retirement area near my mother. We thought we had made the right decision. Suddenly, out of the blue, his daughter from the first marriage has appeared. She has told us she wants as much of my fathers money as she can get, and will take legal action to get it. One day she went to his retirement home and took him to her house for a visit. She did not return him and then one day during the second week, he fell and broke his hip. She literally dumped him back to the retirement home and they immediately took him to the hospital for surgery. Rehab, of course, will be next but we are at a loss to know what else his daughter might do. What action should we take? Jessica Dear Jessica, If your father is of sound mind, he can do whatever he chooses to do with his financial resources. However, if he is impaired, he should be protected. His attorney might be interested in being alerted to a possible threat. It is very sad when adult children become so abusive that they feel they deserve their parents assets, and they want them as soon as possible Lizzie Dear Jessica, If your father is a dependent adult and you think he is being abused, exploited and/or neglected, your first line of defense is to call adult protective services or your local equivalent. Adult protective services will be able to guide you. If your father is not dependent and you feel that your half sister is stealing from him, that would be considered more of a criminal matter. Your question should be directed to law enforcement. However, if your father is not dependent and your half sister is not stealing, it is your fathers money, and he can dispose of it in any way he wishes. If your father still lives in an assisted living community, and family problems are interfering with his care, your county may have a long-term care ombudsman program that can provide support and direction. Talk with the staff at the community and he/she should be able to advise you. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is email@example.com. PHYSICAL THERAPYOne-on-One Treatment with Experienced and Licensed Physical TherapistsMASSAGE THERAPYDeep Tissue, Relaxa on, Swedish and Medical Massage with Experienced and Licensed Massage TherapistsPILATES EQUIPMENT TRAININGPrivate and Semi-Private Sessions on Sto Pilates Equipment with Cer ed Pilates Instructor/Physical TherapistAQUATIC PHYSICAL THERAPYIn Your Pool with Aqua c Rehabilita on Trained Physical Therapist Joint and Muscle Pain Joint Surgery/Injury Arthri s Dizziness and Ver go Balance Problems Orthopedics Neurological Condi ons LymphedemaCALL FOR OUR MASSAGE AND PILATES SPECIAL SUMMER RATES! 239-395-5858 www.islandtherapycenter.com Visit us in Sanibel Square, 2242 Periwinkle Way Islander Owned and Operated, Medicare Participating Providers deaRPharmacistThyroid Health 101by Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I saw your Facebook post on iodine and have hypothyroidism. Im convinced Im deficient, so tell me more about deficiency and how to feel better. EP, Scottsdale, Arizona Iodine is so important and you may run low if you swim in chlorinated swimming pools, drink certain beverages or brush your teeth with typical toothpaste. Iodine is one of the components that helps make thyroid hormone. It starts out as thyroxine or T4 for short. The refers to the number of iodine molecules bound on to the T which stands for tyrosine. Thyroid hormone is just iodine and tyrosine glued together. At some point, one of the iodine molecules leave, and youre left with T3 which is your bodys fuel. T3 wakes you up and burns fat, it makes you pretty. Doctors cant agree on what the best range is. I think youll feel well if your T3 is between 3.5 and 4.2. The thyroid gland is the only part of the body that has cells capable of absorbing iodine, which it gets from food, iodized salt and seaweed but it doesnt get nearly enough. I was shocked when I learned that the American Thyroid Association reported that approximately 40 percent of the worlds population remains at risk for iodine deficiency. I think part of the problem is that foods grown in mineraldeficient soils are less nutritious. Bring in chemicals called halides such as fluorine, chlorine and bromine. These halides are annoying bullies and race for the same spot on the cell that iodine does, the bullies win. Who are the bullies? For example, a very popular sports electrolyte drink contains bromine, your pool and jacuzzi contain chlorine and most toothpastes contain fluoride. Its not any one punch, its the cumulative effect. You know how you love that new car smell? Some of it is off-gassing of bromine, and youre breathing it in. Your thyroid gets upset. These bully halides are drug muggers of your iodine, and they could cause deficiency. This increases your risk for becoming hypothyroid: hair loss, depression, always feeling cold, weight gain, brittle fingernails, constipation, pale, dry skin. Did I mention fatigue? Oh yeah, its constant and you wake up only after that triple shot latte. Iodine deficiency is not always the only cause for hypothyroidism. Your doctor can test you so dont take iodine indiscriminately because it can cause hyperthyroidism and nodules. If you read my 24-Hour Pharmacist book, youd know that I only recommend supplements that contain both iodine and iodide because different tissues of the body respond better to certain forms of iodine. The thyroid gland loves iodide while the breasts and prostate crave iodine. Thats why I recommend either I-throid capsules, or Iodoral tablets (however, those tablets contain pharmaceutical glaze in case you are sensitive). Health food stores can order either of these for you, or buy online. I dont like liquid iodine supplements, they usually taste unpleasant and Im never sure of consistency from drop to drop. 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. To those who are hungry, $20 is a fortune. But $20 can feed a family of four for a week, thanks to the...Harry Chapin Food Bank!The Food Bank can acquire $6 of nutritious food for every $1 you donate, turning your $20 into a weeks worth of meals for a family of four...Thank you for your generosity! Scan to connect to the Food Bank! r. . Mail your tax-deductible donation to: The Harry Chapin Food Bank 3760 Fowler Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 Call (239) 334-7007 Or donate online at: www.harrychapinfoodbank.org Read us online at IslandSunNews.com To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
55 ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 2012 Time To Reset Irrigation TimersWith the start of South Floridas wet season, rainfall alone is beginning to quench the needs of most lawns and landscapes. This means irrigation system timers at homes and businesses in the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) can be dialed back to fewer days, shorter watering times or shut off altogether to conserve water for the future. Irrigation system timers are often set for the dry winter months and forgotten, leading to sprinkling even during typical wet-season downpours. During an average wet season, from June through October, many lawns receive what they require and dont need supplemental irrigation at all, according to the University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS). Adjusting timers can make a difference because outdoor irrigation accounts for up to 50 percent of water use in South Florida, and up to 50 percent of the water applied to lawns is lost to evapotranspiration. Installing rain sensors or soil moisture sensors to automatically shut off an irrigation system when enough rain has fallen and checking the pipes and sprinkler heads for leaks are also key conservation tools. In addition, residents can conserve water and still enjoy a tropical landscape by following Florida-Friendly Landscaping principles. These include planting the right plant in the right place, utilizing mulch and reducing stormwater runoff. More information is available at www.floridayards.org. Because water conservation offers significant benefits, the SFWMD Governing Board in September 2008 approved a Comprehensive Water Conservation Program to encourage more responsible use of water resources throughout South Florida. Numerous stakeholders worked with the District to define specific regulatory, voluntary and incentive-based programs and in-depth education and marketing efforts that help to foster a year-round conservation ethic. Simple water conservation practices include: Washing only full loads of clothes and dishes Replacing aerators in kitchen and bathroom sinks with models rated for 1.5 gallons per minute or less Installing low-flow appliances, such as a dishwasher or energy-efficient washing machine Installing low-flow water fixtures, such as showerheads with the WaterSense logo While reducing irrigation time during the wet season is encouraged, residents and businesses remain under the districts Year-Round Landscape Irrigation Rule that limits residential and business landscape irrigation to two or three days per week based on location. To determine watering days and times in your area, contact your local government or visit www.sfwmd.gov/2days. For more information, visit www.savewaterfl.com. Irrigation timers should be reset for summer months Used Cooking Oil Can Benefit Food BankRestaurants, hotels and others using cooking oil can make a pledge of their used oil to the Harry Chapin Food Bank. A cooking oil drive is being held now through December 31 by Green Gallon Solutions. The drive will encompass Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Glades, and Hendry counties. Green Gallon Solutions will deliver a tank and provide white glove service for the seven-month period. The goal is to retrieve 100,000 gallons of oil at 50 cents per gallon for a total of $50,000. The Harry Chapin Food Bank will receive 100 percent of the proceeds; since the food bank can purchase $6 of food for each $1 contributed, this would mean $300,000 in food value. Green Gallon Solutions is a socially and environmentally conscious company dedicated to creating a greener, more affordable fuel source. The used vegetable oil is refined into biodiesel, which is then sold locally, thus supporting the local economy and helping to improve the local environment. The biodiesel produced helps to reduce Americas dependency on foreign oil. Green Gallon Solutions works with local charities and food banks that share in its vision of community involvement. Information about the company can be obtained by visiting www.greengallonsolutions.com. Contact Bedzaida Bryen at 334-7007 ext. 141 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information about the cooking oil drive. LCEC Contact InformationFor information regarding storm preparation or outage information in Sanibel, Captiva, Cape Coral, North Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, Immokalee, Everglades City, Ave Maria, Marco Island and Pine Island, contact LCEC at: Karen Ryan, APR, Public Relations Manager Office: 656-2204 Cell: 229-8013 E-mail: email@example.com Laura Puerto, Public Relations Specialist Office: 656-2202 Cell: 634-7858 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Indispensable Advice from Dr. Dave Get your copy of Dr. Daves Book at Sanibel Island Books and Gifts,1571 Periwinkle Way 472-5223 Warning About Fraudulent Customer EmailsThe Postal Inspection Service wants to alert USPS employees and postal customers about fraudulent emails. The emails claim to be from USPS Global, Global Services or USPS Customer Services. They inform customers that a package is being held for them and they will be charged for each day the package is unclaimed. The emails also give customers an invalid label reference number. When customers click on the URL accompanying this number, a virus infects their computers. Postal employees receiving complaints about these emails should apologize for any inconvenience and assure customers that the emails are not from the Postal Service. Customers also should be informed that the Inspection Service already is aware of the fraudulent messages. Customers who would like to report further fraudulent issues can notify the Inspection Service by sending an email to email@example.com. For more information on how the Postal Service brings the Post Office to your home or office computer, call 5739638.
TRAVEL AGENCY 239.472.3171AllWaysTravel@LeighKlein.comCruises, Vacation Packages Leisure & Corporate TravelLeigh Klein OwnerSanibel, FL C OMPUTERS NEW H O ME S REM O DELIN G & ADDITI O N S New Homes Consulting Remodeling Contracting P.O. Box 143 Sanibel Island, FL Phone: 239-472-2601 Fax: 239-472-6506 C U S T O M H O ME BUILDER We do it all from repairing a door to adding a 2nd FloorNew Construction TooP. O. Box 922 Sanibel, FL 33957 Fax (239) 472-8449DeCorte FourCustom Home Builders, Inc. Ron DeCorte #CBC058483 Ph (239) 472-8446 DeCorteFour.com CO MPUTER S /TE C HN O L OG Y P OO L S ERVI C E & REPAIR Islands Premier Pool Service Professional Weekly Service Fast Expert Equipment Repair and Replacement Specializing in Gulfstream Pool Heaters239-699-6279 Deep-EndPool Service25 years experience Lic # CPC1457386REM O DELIN G 472-2853Tile samples to your door!Tile, Marble, Stone, with remodels & repairs A Specialty!SANIBEL CREATIVE TILE CO.Lic. & Ins.Celebrating our 30th year on Sanibel & CaptivaINTERI O R DE S I G N 2330 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel, FL 33957 (239) 395-2525 Fax (239) 395-2373 Toll Free: 1-866-395-2525 firstname.lastname@example.orgVerticals Mini Blinds Draperies Wallpaper Furniture Ceramic Wood Appliances Interior Painting Custom Cabinets Upholstery Kitchen & Bath RemodelingSanibel Design CenterPam Ruth V.P. Interior Design (Cell) 239-850-4128LAWN MAINTENAN C E LANDSCAPING DESIGN & INSTALLATION LAWN MAINTENANCE SHRUB & TREE TRIMMING(239) 472-3440FAX 472-1763P.O. Box 1035/1633 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 George Kneram Walter Ciesienski 56 ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 2012PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY TREE AND LAWN TREE AND LAWN 25 years experience Grass, Shrubs & Tree ServiceYou will LOVE our prices and quality of workLicensed & Insured (Annual Accounts Only)Pats Lawn & Tree ServiceCall 239.466.4409 for more info From page 9Captiva Trifor the event, said, We were amazed by the level of support for last years race, particularly when we sold out a month before the race! This year we have increased the number of entries to 750 (700 individuals and 50 teams), to try to include many of those who couldnt participate last year. There will be two childrens fun races on September 15: the 6to 9-year-olds will complete a 100-yard swim, 1.5-mile bike and 0.5-mile run, and the 10to 13-year-old racers face a 200-yard swim, 3-mile bike and 1-mile run. The swim course will take place in waist-deep water along Captivas Gulf beach, and the course will be lined with adults and life guards. The bike course will be closed to all traffic, and the run course will be along the golf course overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. All children who finish will receive a medal. The September 16 adult race is a sprint length comprising a 0.25-mile swim, 10-mile bike and a 3.1-mile run. Weve modified the finish line; otherwise it is the same incredible course that people loved last year. Weve had inquiries from around the state asking us when registration will open, said race director Kate Gooderham. Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc. (CCMI) is the benefitting charity for the race, as it was last year. A portion of the proceeds raised at the event will go towards supporting CCMIs School Backpack Program, providing emergency food more than 2,000 local children each school year. The program helps reduce child hunger and improves health and academic outcomes providing support for Lee County children and families in need. Southwest Florida Events Inc. is a Florida not-for-profit corporation based in Fort Myers dedicated to combining fun, fitness and support for local charities through multisport events. For additional information, go to www.captivatri.org.
PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 59 answer on page 59PAINTING Residential & Commercial Painting COLOR SCHEMES on request fromSanibel Home FurnishingsPower Washing Wallpaper Hanging Faux Finishing Free Estimates Interior & Exterior Dependable Reliable Licensed & InsuredLic #S3-11944 With your contract a donation to your favorite charity will be made. 395-3928 Cell: 841-4302 License # 0707041 09-00014233Phone (239) 267-8405Robert CrawfordDRAPERY CLEANING WINDOW BLIND CLEANING & REPAIRWe Come To You!www.theblindrepairshop.com 10% OFF ANY SERVICEWith is Ad CERTIFIED TECHNICIANSCLEARVIEWDRAPERY/WIND O W BLIND C LEANIN G & REPAIR CONTRACTORS 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)472-0200Michael J. ValiquetteGENERAL CONTRACTOR New Construction Remodeling Commercialwww.sandcastle-homes.com REM O DELIN G Custom RemodelingCook & Son, Inc. Kitchen Baths Carpet Tile Hardwood Concrete Restoration Water Proo ng Stucco Plumbing Electrical O ce: 472-9137 Cell: 691-8445CGC1507121 LAWN MAINTENAN C E 57 ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 2012
58 ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 2012PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY TREE & LAWN CARE Jesus Hernandez J LAWN CARE & TREE SERVICE482-7350 12 years serving San-Cap & Ft. MyersLandscaping Tree Service Stump Grinding Landscape Design Ponds Landscape Refurbishing Pepper Clearing Lbtn Cbfr Db Licensed & Insured Free Estimateswww.jesuslawncare.comEMAIL: email@example.com LAWN MAINTENAN C E CO N S TRU C TI O N/REM O DELIN G C ABINET SMONDO CABINETS MONDO CABINETS Quality Kitchen and Bath Cabinets Quality Kitchen and Bath Cabinets www.mondocabinets.com www.mondocabinets.com 239-267-1004 239-267-1004 239-565-0025-cell 239-565-0025-cell 239-267-1007-fax 239-267-1007-fax e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail: email@example.com 5780 Youngquist Road 5780 Youngquist Road Unit #4 Unit #4 Ft. Myers, FL 33912 Ft. Myers, FL 33912 Shirley C. Daraban Shirley C. DarabanTREE & LAWN C ARE Sanibel Family Owned & Operated Licensed & Insured / www.enviromow.com Complete Landscaping Services Tree Service and Pepper Clearing Lawn Care Landscape Trimming & Pruning Fertilization Weed Maintenance Mulch Applications Property Clean up239-896-6789 CO NTRA C T O R G Ibtn Pfr Ibtn Pfr Mnff S Mnff SRnnf Cbnf Dnrf P Dbt Pfn CGnn Dn GSince 2001, A Southwest Florida Paver Contractor www.gigicompanies.com 239-541-7282Schedule free estimates or visit our new show roomLic.# S3-12238IMPA C T WIND O W S & D OO R S / G LA SS Windows PlusPGT Windows & Doors10831 Sunset Plaza Circle, Unit 107 Fort Myers, FL 33908 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgLicensed & InsuredSCC131150832Phone: 239-267-5858 Fax: 239-267-7855 SWFL Window and Door SpecialistWindows PlusPER SO NAL TRAININ G IN HOME PERSONAL TRAINING Designing Fitness Perfect for YouJulie RondinaAFAA Cer ed Personal TrainerSpecializing in Fitness for Women & SeniorsCall (949)378.0049or email email@example.com for free consulta on.Personal Training Perfec on CO N S TRU C TI O N Custom Home Building|Remodels Design Service Available Sanibel Owned & OperatedOf ce Phone & Fax 239-472-6711 Joseph Mills Lic. #CBC058789William Mills Lic. #CBC058788 MILLS BROTHERS BUILDING CONTRACTORS Attention 2012 GraduatesThe Island Sun is looking for photos and information from local 2012 graduates to appear in the newspaper. If you are graduating or know a local grad, we need your help in obtaining the following information: Students name, school, plans for school or college in the fall. Please mail, drop off or email information along with a photo to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957; press@ islandsunnews.com. Please note on emails: Class of 2012. Photos will be returned upon request.
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CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE MONDAY AT NOON60 ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 2012 HELP WANTED HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED BOATS CANOES KAYAKS REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATEMUSIC INSTRUCTIONSIn piano, saxophone, ute. On Sanibel/Captiva or South Fort Myers. Quali ed, experienced teacher. Call 239-989-7799RR 10/8 CC TFN SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RR 5/18 BM TFN COMPANION SERVICE Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service, LLC Medical appointments, general transportation, shopping, light meal preparations, and light cleaning. Our services are customized to meet our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or for an emergency call 239-472-0556.SR 10/3 B TFN ADRIANAS CLEANING SERVICETotally honest with a passion for perfection. Home and condo. 239-839-3984 email@example.comRR 5/4 PC 6/8 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 231 or firstname.lastname@example.orgRS 10/28 NC TFN Bob AdamsResidential Renewal ServicesHandyman(Carpentry, maintenance toilets, faucets, ceiling fans, sliding doors, etc.)768-0569 or Cell 464-6460RS 11/14 M TFN Licensed & Insured 25+ years experienceHELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047SR 11/13 B TFN PROFESSIONAL CLEANING SERVICESResidential Commercial Interior Windows Carpet Cleaning Jennifer Watson 239-810-6293SR 11/13 N TFN HOUSE CARE While you are away by retired architect, Sanibel resident. Call 395-1649.RS 11/12 NC TFN HOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Full Range of Services Excellent Organizational Skills Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call 239-472-8875RS 10/1 BM TFN DOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800SR 1/30 B TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 4/6 NC TFN HELP WANTEDSanibel Congregational United Church of Christ seeks paid part-time Sunday School Teacher to teach class year round on Sunday mornings (K-4th). Background check and references required. 2-3 years teaching experience preferred. We are a theologically diverse congregation. For more information contact 472-0497. RS 6/1 BM 6/8 SCAN CODE FOR A FREE LIST OF ALL ISLAND PROPERTIESFOR SALEVISITwww.FreeSanibelList.comPfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL239-472-0004RS 6/17 BM TFN NS 5/4 BM TFN YOUR COMMUNITY NEEDS YOU!Neighborhood Accountability Board Volunteer TrainingTraining will take place on:Saturday, June 23, 2012 starting at 9:30amAt theDepartment of Human Services2440 Thompson St, Ft, MyersPlease call to RSVP at least 3 days prior to the training date at 533-7947 or email@example.com**There must be a minimum of 5 volunteers con rmed to attend the training.Special Note: Lunch will be ordered from The Oasis Restaurantlunch cost will vary between $7.00 to $10.00 or you can bring you own.I dont believe we can have justice without caring, or caring without justice.These are inseparable aspects of life and work. Justine Wise Polier NS 6/1 NC 6/8 SPORTS MINDEDNew Expansion in Southwest Florida. Seeking outgoing, motivated individuals with 6 to 10 hours/week. Will train. Ref:1099. P/T and F/T opportunities available. Call Lauren @ 239-314-0233NS 6/8 CC 6/29 RS 6/8 NC 6/29HELP WANTEDLooking for person, pump gas, change tires, change oil, use computer to rent cars, drive wrecker. Fax resume to 239472-1878, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, call 239-289-2385, or stop in at Island B.P. RS 6/8 CC 6/22 HELP WANTEDFT Mechanic, knowledgeable in foreign and domestic cars, should have own hand tools. Customer oriented, work in an island atmosphere. Fax resume to 239-472-1878, e-mail email@example.com, call 239289-2385, or stop in at Island B.P. RS 6/8 CC 6/22
REAL ESTATE COMMERCIAL SPACE VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED TO BUY AUTO FOR SALE FOR SALE FICTITIOUS NAME CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 61 ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 2012TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: IslandSunNews.comCLICK ON PLACE CLASSIFIED SANIBELS PERIWINKLE PARK28 mobile home with 20x10 lanai. On quiet street. Renovated bath, all appliances in good condition. Plenty of storage. Tropical garden in backyard. Owner has clear title. Motivated to sell $15,000. Unit 159. Call 727-207-5787 RR 6/1 CC 6/8 TENNISPLACE 2 BEDROOMTop oor corner unit with beautiful canal views. Newer kitchen and carpet. Boaters paradise with dockage available. $275,000/offers 239-395-2363 Tennisplaceforsale.com RS 6/1 CC 6/8 LIME TREE CENTER CONDO UNIT FOR SALEFOR SALE Commercial condo in 5-unit complex centrally located on Periwinkle Way. Can be used for of ce or retail. Motivated to sell. $225,000. Call Janie Howland, Realtor, VIP Realty. 239-850-6419. NS 6/8 CC 6/29 FIRST TIME OFFERINGCommercial Garage 22 x 22 Frontage on 2431 Periwinkle Way, can be used as artist work space or storage to sell items from. Annual lease only $990/month. Call 239-849-2210 NS 5/18 CC 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 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 10/14 CC TFN LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511 RR 6/1 CC 6/29 FICTITIOUS NAMEIt is my intention to apply to the Department of State, Division of Corporations, State of Florida to register the said name of Cape Welding, Fabricating & Repair under the provision of Chapter 90-267 (Fictitious Name Act), Laws of Florida (Section 865.09, Florida Statutes), 1990. NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that Thomas & Constance Buchanan are conducting a moblie welding business at 3312 SW 3rd Avenue, Cape Coral, Florida under the ctitious name of Cape Welding, Fabricating & Repair and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Thomas & Constance Buchanan 3312 SW 3rd Ave Cape Coral, FL 33914 Ownership of Cape Welding, Fabricating & Repair is as follows: Thomas & Constance Buchanan It is my intention to apply to the Department of State, Division of Corporations, State of Florida to register the said name of Cape Welding, Fabricating & Repair under the provision of Chapter 90-267 (Fictitious Name Act), Laws of Florida (Section 865.09, Florida Statutes), 1990. June 8, 2012 NS 6/8 CC 6/8 FOUR BEDROOM DUNES This Large UF Executive home offers a cul-de-sac road, overlooks lake to golf course, garage + covered parking. Rarely available 4 BR/3 BA. $2,500/mo. CANAL HOME This furnished 2/2 home is completely equipped and has a carport plus a free standing garage. In addition, private dock and boat lift. $1,650/mo. ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBEL472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, BrokerMaking Islanders out of ordinary citizens for over 35 years. Sanibelannualrentals.com RS 6/8 BM TFN CAPTIVA GUEST HOUSEOne bedroom includes washer dryer, wonderful sun deck with a canoe/kayak rack. Easy walk to the beach. Lightly furnished. $1,500 a month plus half electric. Call after 5 pm 239-395-3264 or 239-247-3879.NS 6/8 CC 6/29 RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311NS 3/30 BM TFN PRETTIEST RENTAL ON SANIBELFlowers/Pond/3 acres/Next to Sanctuary/ Boat Launch/2 BR/2 BA/Storage galore/ separate of ce/no smoking/pets OK. $1700 Mo + utilities 239/472-0297 RS 6/8 CC 6/8 1/2 DUPLEX IN THE DUNES Overlooks golf course to lake. 3 bedroom/2 bath/includes all appliances/ unfurnished/no smoking. $1,700 mo + utilities. 215-840-9802 NS 6/8 CC 6/22 CASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280NS 5/18 CC 6/8 CHRYSLER SEBRING CONVERTIBLE2004 One Owner, 69,100 Miles 2.7L V6 4 spd Auto, Air. $5,995. Call 239-395-0495.NS 6/8 PC 6/8 ESTATE JEWELRY SALE!Largest collection of silver jewelry in SWFL! 50% OFF Art Furniture over $500. Come by daily 2431 Periwinkle Way & see The Silverneer & Silver Queen only at Sanibel Consignments 472-5222 NS 5/18 CC TFN INTERMODAL RAIL FREIGHT CONTAINERS DEMAND SURGEPurchase Containers Fully Leased @ 13.5% to 16% Net Fixed Rate Taxpayers Deduct 100% to $139,000 2012 All Taxes Insurance paid American Synergy Capital (800)-588-4143 www.americansynergycapital.com NS 6/8 BM 6/29 FURNITURE FOR SALE Living Room Set: Like new Tommy Bahama style couch, chair and glass coffee table, color is sea grass (Light greenish yellow) Call 617-842-4729 Best offer.NS 6/8 CC 6/8 Shore Fishing:Don't Harm The Fishby Capt. Matt Mitchell Landing a big sh from the beach can be hard on the sh. Dragging a sh up onto the sand if youre going to release it is not an option as it usually damages or kills the sh. Hold the sh in the water while you unhook it if youre going to release it. The less you can touch a sh before release the better for the sh. If you want a picture with the sh, support it as you lift it out of the water and do it quickly. Before releasing, revive the sh while holding it in the water; moving it slowly back are forth so water goes over its gills. The sh will let you know when its ready to swim off. Florida just recently changed the regulations on shing from shore. Florida residents as well as out of state visitors need a shing license to sh from shore. To those who are hungry, $20 is a fortune. But $20 can feed a family of four for a week, thanks to the...Harry Chapin Food Bank!The Food Bank can acquire $6 of nutritious food for every $1 you donate, turning your $20 into a weeks worth of meals for a family of four...Thank you for your generosity! Scan to connect to the Food Bank! r .. Mail your tax-deductible donation to: The Harry Chapin Food Bank 3760 Fowler Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 Call (239) 334-7007 Or donate online at: www.harrychapinfoodbank.org
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.) . . . . . . . .472-2929 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-8994 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4823 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 JUNE 8, 201262 My name is Buddy. I am a 5-year-old male brown bloodhound. Im friendly, affectionate and tons of fun. At 111 pounds, I could be a huge companion in more ways than one. I love to go on walks, but stairs are a bit of a problem for me. If you dont mind a little drool and have the right accommodations, I could be the right pet for you. My adoption fee is free (regularly $75) during Animal Services Construction Special. My name is Roseanne. I am a 7-year-old female tortie domestic short hair. At 15 pounds, Im definitely a full-figured girl. Theres just more of me to love! In fact, I love attention, being petted and a good back scratch. You could also double your fun by adopting my sister, Fergie. She looks just like me! My adoption fee is free (regularly $50) during Animal Services Construction Special. 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 in 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. Buddy ID# 502668 photos by squaredogphoto.com Roseanne ID# 531408
BEACH CHAIR PASTIMEAnswers on page 5963 ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 2012
BondurantRealtyGroup.comMary Cell: 239.839.3633 Fred Cell: 239.281.5356 Scan With Your Phone See us on Facebook at See us on Facebook at facebook.com/bondurantrealtygroup facebook.com/bondurantrealtygroup Fred Bondurant 239-281-5356 Mary Bondurant 239-839-3633 Great Opportunities Sea Shells of Sanibel, Unit 6 Larger remodeled 2nd oor corner unit with 2BR/ 2BA; Enclosed lanai for additional living space and private view of the sanctuary. Excellent rental history; on site rental program w/ 3 day minimum.O ered at $335,000Commercial Opportunities Commercial Causeway1177 Causeway Blvd. The rst commercial location upon entering Sanibel. O ered For Sale or Lease. Call Fred at 239.281.5356 Commercial LeaseSanibel Promenade 695 Tarpon Bay Road High tra c location across from Post O ce. O ce Condo For Lease NegotiableCall Fred at 239.281.53561647 Sand Castle RdGreat Dunes Duplex Deal! 3 BR 2.5 BA 1/2 duplex with panoramic views of lakes and greens on the 18th fairway in the Dunes. Price Reduced...O ered at $325,000 ISLAND SUN JUNE 8, 201264 Sea Shells of Sanibel, Unit 26Beautifully decorated 2BR/2BA corner unit. Good rental history. Enjoy short walk to the beach, relax by the pool or play tennis at this quaint complex from your screened porch.O ered at $274,000 Oceans Reach 2D2View View View! Not only does this corner 2nd r 2BR/2BA condominium have terri c views of the Gulf but it also has impact resistant windows with quality construction.O ered at $749,000 740 Durion CtStep into this immaculate home and you will nd serene views of the Sanibel River with the conservation area behind. Watch the wildlife from the open living area or from 2 of the 3 bedrooms Kitchen w/island has hard surface counters. Solar panels to keep your pool heated in the cooler months. ALL OPENINGS MITIGATED WITH PANELS/SHUTTERS.O ered at $599,000 1415 SandpiperThis immaculate, 2 BR/2 BA, 1/2 duplex sits on Horseshoe Lake in the desirable Dunes Gol ng Community. Boasting a remodeled kitchen with granite tops, this bright and airy home awaits you. Feel secure with windows protected by shutters and panels. Sun and enjoy the lake views on the spacious deck. O ered turn key.O ered at $329,000 UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT