Island sun
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00101362/00130
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Title: Island sun
Uniform Title: Island sun (Sanibel, Fla.)
Physical Description: v. : ill. (some col.) ; 36 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Lorin Visek & Ken Rasi
Place of Publication: Sanibel, Fla
Sanibel, Fla
Publication Date: 07-13-2012
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sanibel (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Captiva (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Lee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Lee -- Sanibel
United States of America -- Florida -- Lee -- Captiva
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (July 2, 1993)-
General Note: "Sanibel and Captiva Islands."
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Holding Location: University of Florida
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JULY SUNRISE/SUNSET: 6:44 8:24 6:45 8:24 6:45 8:24 6:46 8:23 6:46 8:23 6:47 8:23 6:47 8:22 VOL. 20, NO. 3 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA JULY 13, 2012 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands Independence Day Parade Photos On Pages 28-29 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FT MYERS, FL PERMIT #5718 Postal Customer ECRWSS Sanibel-Captiva Art League Members Art Show At LibraryFor a cool respite during our lovely sunny afternoons you are invited to the Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Road, to see the Sanibel-Captiva Art League Annual Members Art Show. There are over 50 original paintings by skilled artists in a variety of media with different interesting subjects and creative compositions. Featured are local scenes painted during the weekly paint-outs. Many artists new to continued on page 48 Dredging barge off the Captiva coast photos courtesty of www.imagesforsuccess.com Blind Pass Bridge, with Turner Beach seen at rightAerial Views Of Blind Pass Dredging Community Players At The Straussby Di SaggauA friendly crowd of tourists and residents flocked to The Herb Strauss Theater on Sanibel to watch the second production put on this year by BIG ARTS Community Players. The StarSpangled Girl by Neil Simon was presented following an opening night reception. The show, directed by June Koc, is a typical Simon comedy with some clever dialogue and a fun plot. Kelly Greten is Andy Hobart, the more serious staff member of a struggling, continued on page 37 Randon Eddy David King Vic, Nadia, Christian and Daniela De Sanctis with Cody Crouch


ISLAND SUN JULY 13, 20122 History Rides Sanibel Parade Route On The Fourth Of JulySurrounded by the trappings of modern life Segways, people taking video on iPads, and even the electrical cable overhead the original though muchrepaired cart from the Sanibel Packing House, known as Baileys General Store today, traveled the parade route pulled by mules Emma and Anna and driven by Clark Bailey. The rest of the year the wagon sits outside next to the Packing House at the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village. Clark Bailey, son of John Bailey and grandson to Baileys founder Frank Bailey, traveled from Jacksonville with his family to drive the parade route. Riding along were museum board member Karl Rodman and museum manager Emilie Alfino. I enjoyed getting a perspective, as brief as it was, of what it was like to travel around Sanibel by mule power, Alfino said. I can certainly understand now why trips to Captiva would have been few and far between. The mules and their cargo had to take the back way home to Baileys General Store, cutting over to ride on the shareduse paths when called for by traffic. Bicyclists and mules were equally courteous of each other.The Sanibel Historical Museum & Village is a 501(c)3 founded with the mission to preserve, protect and celebrate Sanibels history. It 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. The museum will close for the summer on August 5 and reopen on November 7, when hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Admission is $5 for adults (18 and over); members and children are admitted free. For more information, call 472-4648 during business hours. Billy Kirkland on his Segway can certainly go faster than mules Emma and Anna, but children and history lovers along the parade route enjoyed the glimpse into the past The historic wagon sits at the Packing House at the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village Museum director Karl Rodman sits behind Clark Bailey, who is concentrating on keeping his well-behaved mules on course. Standing is museum manager Emilie Alfino Village Shops 2340 Periwinkle Way239-472-3003Hours: Monday thru Saturday 10-5 Closed Sundays 50% 50% to 75% OFF 75% OFFAdditional Mark Downs DAILY! CAMBIO FLAX CUT LOOSE CMC/CLICK CASHMERE! Womens clothes that feel as good as they look SanibelSALEShop Early For Best Selection 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. McManis Family Vineyard Wine 750 ml. $10.99Cabernet Sauvignon Zinfandel Chardonnay Pinot NoirBest Cigar Selection on the IslandsNatural and Maduro Check out our Craft Beer Selection Mix a Six for $10.49!Jose Cuervo Pre-made MargaritasAvailable in Authentic, Light & Classic Lime 1.75 ltr. $18.99 each Jose Cuervo Golden Margarita 1.75 ltr. $21.99 Skinny Girl Margarita 750 ml. $17.99THEYour One-Stop for WINE SPIRITS LIQUEURS CIGARS GIFT ITEMS YourOne-Stopfor GROG SHOP


3 ISLAND SUN JULY 13, 2012Tropical Storm Debby Impacts Local Sea Turtles And Shorebirdssubmitted by Amanda Bryant, SCCF Sea Turtle CoordinatorTropical Storm Debby arrived on Saturday, June 23, and appeared to be much like other tropical storms, until it stuck around. The high tides and winds associated with the storm wreaked havoc on the beaches and the timing could not have been worse for sea turtle nests. SCCF monitors sea turtle and shorebird nesting on Sanibel and Captiva. This summer the islands and the entire state of Florida have seen higher than average sea turtle nesting. Debby arrived just as the nests laid early in the season were beginning to hatch. At the time of the storm, there were 207 nests on Sanibel; the storm washed away 65 nests plus at least an additional 130 nests were washed over by high tides or had excess sand deposited on top. Of 86 nests on Captiva; 62 were washed away and at least 15 more were washed over by high tides or had excess sand deposited on top. If water sits over a sea turtle nest for too long at certain critical points of development, the turtles drown; if there is too much sand deposited on top of a nest, the hatchlings cannot make it out of the nest; if wet sand concretes over the nest, the hatchlings also cannot make it out. Seven of Sanibels nests appear to have made it through the storm unscathed and five of Captivas nests appear to have remained dry. The silver lining is that while Tropical Storm Debby damaged many of the nests on the beach at the time of the storm, the storm occurred with two months left in the nesting season. Sea turtles wasted no time, returning to the beaches to nest as soon as the waves and water receded. Since the storm, an additional 42 nests have been laid on Sanibel and seven nests on Captiva, and nesting shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. Some of the nests washed over by the high tides have even hatched since the storm. While the success of these nests is below what we would usually see, it is promising that some of the hatchlings survived and continued to develop despite the high tides. The islands shorebirds were also impacted by the storm, but not as severely. Two snowy plover nests and two chicks were lost. Luckily, six chicks survived the storm and are doing well. The brood of Wilsons plover chicks, already a few weeks old, survived the storm and will be flying any day now. Captivas least tern colony also appears to have weathered the storm with few impacts. NA TIONAL SUMMER TRUNK SHOW JULY 13-16 Every story has a beadReceive a sterling silver bracelet with the purchase of a decorative clasp Gift of 1 Trollbead with the purchase of 3 Trollbeads Buy 3 retired glass beads for $75 or Buy 3 Retired Silver Beads for $99SANIBEL ISLAND BOOKSHOP 1571 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 www.sanibelbookshop.com Looking toward the lighthouse and the east end during Tropical Storm Debby Looking out toward the incoming surf on Sanibel during Tropical Storm Debby One of the nests washed over by waves during Tropical Storm Debby


4 ISLAND SUN JULY 13, 2012 Voted as a Top 5 Best Breakfast in Florida By Southern Living Open 7 am 10 pm 7 Days a Week Breakfast Endless Happy Hour Huge Kids Menu Outside Open 7 am 10 pm 7 Days a Week O m 7 D k Voted BEST Family Dining Now Serving Fresh Supplying the islands with ART and Fine Framing for over 10 years. Thank You to our loyal customers. 630 Tarpon Bay Rd(near the Over Easy Cafe) Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 10-4www.sanibelartandframe.com 239-395-1350 Hortoons Team Big Smiles Wins Road RallyThe results of the 33rd annual Sanibel-Captiva Optimists Club Road Rally are in. This years 4th of July celebration Road Rally was a terrific success, with 41 cars/teams scouring the island for almost 100 answers to clever questions prepared by Rally Masters Richard McCurry and Randy Carson. Capturing first place was Team Big Smiles. Second place went to Team Island Rats while third place went to Team The Munsters. Last place was held by Team Fab Four, who received a free entry into next years race. The best decorated car was Team Witches & Devil of Eastlake. The full list of participants and their place at the finish will be published next week. The highly successful fundraising event for the Sanibel-Captiva Optimists Club Scholarship Fund was through the sponsorship of many fine local businesses and private donors. Most especially, they thank the Sanibel Grill/Timbers for providing the start/finish line and for hosting a fun after glow party at the Sanibel Grill for all participants. The sponsors of the 2012 Road Rally are: Lions Paw John and Martha Wolf, Dave and Donna Edwards, Rochester Resorts/Tween Waters Inn Junonia Nu-Way Concrete Forms, The Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, American Legion Post 123, Timbers/Sanibel Grill, Island BBQ, Splash Man Pool Service Conch West Wind Inn, Pinocchios Original Italian Ice Cream, Casa Ybel Resort, Lily & Co., Royal Shell, John Grey Painting, Doc Fords, Island Store, The Great White Grill, Tuttles Seahorse Shell Shop, Over Easy Caf, Pak & Ship, South Seas Island Resort, Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, Nave Plumbing, Lighthouse Caf, Tammys Total Care, Island Sun newspaper, Sanibel Caf, Lazy Flamingo, One Source Realty, Islander/Island Reporter. Thanks are also due to the many volunteers and members of the SanibelCaptiva Optimist Club who helped organize and run the Road Rally. Get ready for next years rally... it ought to be a good one!


5 ISLAND SUN JULY 13, 2012 PACE Center For Girls, Island Zonta Members Turning Young Lives Aroundsubmitted by Dalia JakubauskasTroubled girls get a fresh chance at creating productive lives for themselves at PACE Center For Girls of Lee County thanks in part to donations of time and funds from the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva and its sister Zonta Foundation of Southwest Florida, as club members learned at a recent breakfast meeting. Two staff leaders from PACE, one of the clubs service partners, spoke to island Zontians on June 20 at The Community House on Sanibel about the centers efforts to help these teenagers redirect their lives. PACE can be a school of last resort for many girls ages 12-18 who find themselves in trouble in the traditional school system, according to PACE counselor Katelyn Uhler. The school is accredited by the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice and the Lee County School District. At PACE, instead of expulsion, dropping out or even jail, the girls are given yearround academic and counseling services. These youngsters work to overcome a myriad of challenges such as domestic abuse, teenage motherhood, substance abuse and death or incarceration of a parent. If the girls meet their goals, then we can plan to transition them back to the public schools, seek their GED, or find other appropriate placement, said Uhler. With the help of community groups like Zonta, PACE has served more than 300 girls in Lee County since opening its doors in 2007, according to PACE volunteer coordinator Barb Stevens. The center is one of 17 around Florida, the only state in the country to establish educational facilities of this kind dedicated to the welfare of teenage girls. The Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva has worked hand-in-hand with PACE since 2008, providing $40,000 in the form of foundation grants and volunteers who coordinate the centers Z-Club. The Z-Club was established in 2009 to promote leadership skills and good character in the high school-aged girls while striving for scholastic achievement and the improvement of international understanding through service. The Z-Clubs members have participated in service projects of their choosing, such as learning about human trafficking and organizing a Guatemalan beadwork sale. The girls recently have begun creating small fleece blankets to donate to young children sheltered in Lee County ACT facilities. Island Zontians serve as advisors at twice-monthly, year-round Z-Club meetings. Stevens invited Zonta members also to volunteer their time as academic tutors and mentors. Zontians have also helped the girls to plant and cultivate a Z-garden on the grounds of the school. Zontas partnership with PACE has been a privilege, said Kris Ritts, a Z-Club advisor and club president-elect. Even though our Z-Club meetings may bring us only short periods with the girls, we try to create activities that bridge the girls lives with Zontas international mission. We often bring a world map to meetings, challenging the girls to find countries involved in what were discussing. Z-Club meetings have ranged from food-tastings to yoga exercises, from assisting with elementary school students to creating jewelry and craft projects, plus serious service work by Zonta International. Nurturing the girls and expanding their horizons all go into our reasons for partnering with PACE. We truly believe in their work, added Ritts. The Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva is a service organization of professional women working together to provide hands-on assistance, advocacy and funds to strengthen womens lives on the islands, in Lee County and around the world through Zonta International. For more information, visit www.zontasancap.com. From left, Zontian and PACE volunteer Gari Lewis, PACE counselor and Z-Club advisor Katelyn Uhler, Zonta Club president-elect and Z-Club advisor Kritin Ritts, PACE volunteer coordinator Barb Stevens and Zontian and PACE volunteer Helen Ramsey Island Winds CoiffuresHair Salon for Women & Men 695 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel Promenade 472-2591 H "Let us Pamper You!" P Wb P Wb "Josephine" "Josephine" tnfr tnfr Facial Facial Threading Threading ... ...(tr rf fb) NEW CUSTOMERS ALWAYS WELCOME!Featuring Manicures Pedicures Cuts Color Perms Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN JULY 13, 20126 CROW Taste Of The Islands Logo Unveiled The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) announces the 31st annual Taste of the Islands, which will be held November 11 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at Sanibel Community Park. This years logo was designed by Dave Drotleff, a 30-year veteran graphic artist. Over the last couple of years, Drotleff has illustrated the site plan for the guests that have been used in the local papers and program. We were pleased when he offered to help with the logo for the 2012 event, said Melissa Congress, event chairperson. Daves style blended perfectly for creating a unique logo depicting the fun elements of our event while showcasing the more whimsical nature of the wildlife that we serve in the area. The logo is utilized in all advertising efforts and collateral sold at the event, especially the collectible CROW souvenir T-shirts. Each year 20 island restaurants come together to help raise funds to support CROWs mission. Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy & Pilates Mon-Fri 9:30 am 4 pm Sat 9 am 3 pm (at the East End) 455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel395-3455Unique Clothing for the well dressed Island Girl & Island Woman Size 2 3X Lisette Pantalon Joseph Ribkoff Crazy Larry Mon-Fri 9:30 am 4 pm Sat 9 am 3 pm(at the East End)455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel472-5544Exclusively at On Sanibel For Over 20 Years!Sanibels First Progressive Dinner July 13Wine Trail & Beyond celebrates Sanibel Islands magnificent restaurants with its first progressive dinner. Fans of wine and food are invited to take a journey of culinary discovery on Friday, July 13 starting at 6 p.m. Sanibel Progressive Dinner participants benefit from the best of the best restaurants and venues the island has to offer. Experience a delectable, multi-course meal specially prepared by talented world renowned chefs. Enjoy wines and specialty drinks from around the world to create an enjoyable experience youll never forget. A complimentary shuttle will be provided for the ease of transport between venues. Wine Trail & Beyond provides the opportunity to discover Sanibels culinary treasures like never before. Be a part of this exclusive event; only 40 tickets will be sold. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit WineTrailandBeyond.com. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


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ISLAND SUN JULY 13, 20128 SCCF Marine Lab Hosts Gulf Of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System WorkshopThe Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation hosted a Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS) Water Quality Monitoring Workshop on June 28 for Southwest Florida organizations that collect water quality data. The goal of forming a Southwest Florida stakeholders group with a dedicated page on the GCOOS website was the outcome of the workshop. SCCFs Marine Laboratory has been a member of GCOOS since 2010, and SCCFs RECON (River, Estuary and Coastal Observing Network) sensor data is an exceptional example used as a model throughout the Gulf of Mexico. The SCCF Marine Lab is recognized by GCOOS as a pioneer of data-sharing in the region. GCOOS provides timely information about the environment of the United States portion of the Gulf of Mexico and its estuaries including surface currents, harmful algal blooms, oxygen levels, water level changes, water quality and ecosystem health. GCOOS is one of a series of Regional Coastal Ocean Observing Systems which are part of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System, which is, in turn, part of the intergovernmental Global Ocean Observing System and a significant national contribution to the Global Earth Observing System. GCOOS leaders Dr. Worth Nowlin, Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Dr. Matthew K. Howard, research scientist, both with Texas A&M University, gave an overview of program. Attendees then spoke about local current water quality monitoring programs. Guest speaker Dr. Gary Kirkpatrick from Mote Marine Laboratory spoke about Motes automated sea gliders (which are used to collect red tide and other data) and will be collecting more glider data off of Sanibel and Captiva this year. More information about GCOOS can be found at http://gcoos.tamu.edu (or gcoos. tamu.edu). As part of the SCCF Marine Laboratorys work, real-time water quality data from the RECON sensors can be found at www.recon.sccf.org. SCCF maintains a system of seven water quality sensor arrays that span almost 90 miles, from Lake Okeechobee to the Gulf of Mexico. Water conditions are sent hourly from each array to SCCFs web site, giving other scientific organizations, educators, policy makers and concerned citizens rapid, easy access to water quality data. The data helps them make informed decisions in the management of the health of the Caloosahatchee River, Pine Island Sound, San Carlos Bay, Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve, Tarpon Bay and Charlotte Harbor. continued on page 15 In front is Lisa Beever, Charlotte Harbour National Estuary Program. Second row from left is Barbara Kirkpatrick, Mote Marine Laboratory; Bridgette Froeske, USF; and Li Zhang, FGCU. Third row is Gary Kirkpatrick, Mote; Eric Milbrandt, SCCF; Matthew Howard, Texas A&M University/GCOOS; Mindy Brown and Erin Rasnake, Florida DEP. Fourth row is Jason Scolaro, USF; Jennifer Thera, Aquatic Preserves; Ray Leary, Gulf of Mexico Alliance; and Jay Leverone, Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program. Fifth row is Keith Kibbey, Lee County Environmental Laboratory; Alex Rybak, SCCF; Jon Perry, Sarasota County; and Lars Sorderquist, U.S. Geological Survey. Top row is Worth Nowlin, Texas A&M University/ GCOOS; Julie Drevenkar, Aquatic Preserves; Eduardo Patino, U.S. Geological Survey; Cheryl Clarke, Aquatic Preserves; A.J. Martignette and Erick Lindblad, SCCF 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"


9 ISLAND SUN JULY 13, 2012Center 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. Power Hour Fitness with Mahnaz Bassiri Tuesday and Thursday at 8 a.m. 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 July 24 and August 21, 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 nonmembers. Come by the center to sign up. New Computer Class With Patty includes Windows 7. PC Savvy News you can use 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 nonmembers. Music Walk at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center Friday, July 20. Meet for dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Yanos First Street. Kevin Mauldin (bass player with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra) and his jazz trio will perform at 7 p.m. The art exhibit Reflections, The Art of Daniel J. Venditti and Lyle Bowen will be on display at the art center. Page Turners Book Discussion Wednesday, August 1, 2 p.m. Ann Rodman will lead the discussion on Killing Lincoln by Bill OReilly. Books will be selected monthly for the 2012/2013 season. 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. 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 Tuesday, July 17 at 11:30 a.m., Connors Steakhouse in Gulf Coast Town Center. Wednesday, August 8 at 11:30 a.m., McGregor Cafe. 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. Parrot Key Pirate Ship Cruise Sunday, August 12. Second annual dinner and sunset cruise on the pirate ship. Dine at Parrot Key on Fort Myers Beach at 5:30 p.m., ship departs at 7:30. You must order an entree to take the free cruise. Members get $10 toward their entree. Parrot Key is at Salty Sams Marina, 2500 Main Street. Carpooling will be available if needed. Trash & Treasures Saturday, November 10, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The center is looking for gently used items for the sale. Suggested items include household furniture, home decor, glassware, fishing/boating supplies, hardware/tools, sporting goods, dishes and utensils, cookware, luggage, collectibles, toys, linens (bedspreads, drapes, table cloths), small appliances (blenders, mixers, coffee pots). Please, no clothes, shoes, computers, printers or TVs. Call Mary Ann Gilhooley at 472-3565 for more information. Call the center at 472-5743 for further details on all programs. 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FAX number: (239) 395-2299. E-mail: press@islandsunnews.comRead Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.comContributing WritersKaren Bell Kimberley Berisford Don Brown Nick Brown Constance Clancy, ED.D. Suzy Cohen 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 JULY 13, 201210 Resident Wants Answers On Raintree Placeby Anne MitchellAs the planning commission reviewed the islands future land use maps on Tuesday, resident Steve Maxwell submitted a two-page letter seeking answers regarding a map of Raintree Place off Island Inn Road, where he lives. Maxwell has long contended and has pursued his case before the city council that Raintree Place is an extended private roadway easement. City Attorney Ken Cuyler has said it was a typographical error and that no city documents exist to support the easement. However, Maxwell maintains there are such documents that that they were prepared by the planning department and by Johnson Engineering between 1986 and 1997. He is seeking answers to several questions pertaining Cuylers opinion and what documents he relied on to support that opinion. He also questions the legal status of the official street maps with respect to the Sanibel Comprehensive Land Use Plan. Maxwell said since the issue relates to city maps, it should be a part of the Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR), which the commission is updating for submission to the state, as required by law. Cottage Up For Historic Statusby Anne MitchellThe former caretakers cottage at Shore Haven may soon receive recognition as a historic building. At its July 24 meeting, the Sanibel Planning Commission will consider a request to nominate the cottage for inclusion in the citys register of historic landmarks. The move is in response to a request last month by Eugene Gavin for recognition of the structure. Shore Haven is already on the historic register and is scheduled to be moved in August to the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village. If the cottage is approved for historic status, it too will be moved, according to Jim Jordan, planning director.Shore Haven is located at 1111 Bird Lane on Sanibels bayside. Its owners are Terrence and Brenda Cassaday, who have donated it for preservation. Jordan said through interviews with Michael Dormer, a member of the Mayer family that originally owned Shore Haven, and with Betty Anholt, a local historian, it has been determined that the cottage has some historical significance. It was used the house caretakers that stayed on site, Jordan said. The cottage request was slated to go before the Historic Preservation Committee this week and, if approved, the planning commission will be asked to give its blessing. Finally, it will be up to the city council. Once approved, the cottage will be moved by barge, along with the house, to the end of Dixie Beach Boulevard. From there, it will be trucked to the historical village on Dunlop Road. The house originally was brought to Sanibel by barge in 1924 as a Sears Roebuck kit home. Town Center Talks Continueby Anne MitchellThe Sanibel Planning Commission, prompted by questions from member Tom Krekel, spent considerable time on Tuesday discussing and old topic: the town center concept. This was a hot topic several years ago at which time a commercial aspect was included and there was talk of the city purchasing the Nave property, which stretches from Periwinkle Way to Dunlop Road. After months of discussions, and amid concerns about increased density and the city getting into the development business, the council dropped not only any thoughts of buying the land but also plans for a town center. Still, the concept has not been forgotten and many residents would still like to see a cohesive plan for an area to gather and take part in communal events. The subject comes up quite often at city meetings and some months ago, the council authorized councilman Marty Harrity to conduct ongoing talks with BIG ARTS, Sanibel Community Association and other interested parties about ways to proceed. The move came as SCA was proceeding with a major renovation of The Community House. Harrity was at the planning commission meeting Tuesday and was quizzed by Krekel. We have taken the approach of (pursuing) a cultural center based on feedback from organizations such as BIG ARTS, SCA and the library, said Harrity. BIG ARTS have said they need more classrooms and display space, etc. The dialogue is (about) how can we give them what the community needs He continued, They have suggested one of the options would be to convert BIG ARTS into classrooms and meeting rooms and perhaps, if all the codes are met, they can work with SCA to build another theater based on their studies that they need about 250 seats. Harrity said SCA owns the development rights for all the land where the theater and parking is. So there has to be collaboration, he added. Krekel said he was glad to hear that the idea is being pursued for a cultural and civic center, not one involving more retail. He maintains commercial space is overbuilt on the island. Later, when the commission got into ongoing review of the Sanibel Plan, as mandated by the state every seven years, Krekel wanted to recommend to the council that a cultural center be included in the plan revisions. However, Commissioner Chuck Ketteman said he was a long way from being about to make such a recommendation. There is an awful lot of work that needs to be done before we decide what continued on page 21 INSIDE CITY HALL


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Blue Moon Blue Moon 12pk bottles 12pk bottles $ $ 16. 16. 49 4911 ISLAND SUN JULY 13, 2012 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 adsilby@gmail.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: 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 ryi139@aol.com. Food Drive For FISH Of SanibelFISH (Friends In Service Here) of Sanibel has teamed up with R.S. Walsh, and will be running a FISH Food Drive from July 16 to 31. This food drive will help restock the FISH Food Pantry during its most demanding time. Approximately 100 families are currently using the food pantry on a regular basis. Bring your non-perishable food items when you visit the R.S. Walsh Landscaping Garden Center, located at 3889 Sanibel-Captiva Road on Sanibel. In addition to the food drive, R.S. Walsh Landscaping will also donate five percent of their In The Garden proceeds to FISH. We understand how challenging it can be to support a large client base during a difficult economy, and that is why we decided to lend our hand to help restock the FISH Food Pantry, said Kathy Boone, nursery manager for In The Garden. We look forward to helping FISH and their mission of neighbors helping neighbors here on the islands. The demand for the FISH Food Pantry is at its highest in the summer months, and FISH finds it hard to keep the pantry well stocked because many donors and supporters of FISH leave to go up north during this time. Please give generously to FISH during the R.S. Walsh Landscaping Food Drive. American Legion Post 123 NewsThis Sunday, July 15, come to the American Legion Post 123 for a pork pot roast dinner served all day long. Every Wednesday, a meatloaf and mashed potato dinner is served from 4 to 9 p.m., with Marty Stokes & The Captiva Band playing the blues from 7 to 9:30 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 Joe Steamer while Desmond Fish took second. Peter Mindel won the second match, with Tom Schaner as the runner-up. Texas Holdem is played every Thursday at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. New players are always welcome. Every Friday, a six-ounce ribeye steak sandwich is on the menu all day. Other items include a half-pound burger. Stop in and check out the daily special. 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 from noon to 9 p.m., located at Mile Marker 3 on Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-9979.


Islands 4th Of July Celebration Was A Huge HitMembers and friends of The Sanibel & Captiva Chamber of Commerce were delighted with the amazing fireworks display seen at the 4th of July celebrations last week. The chamber arranged the 4th of July fireworks to be sponsored by local individuals and businesses. The truly spectacular show was enjoyed by the many hundreds of people who gathered at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club, along the causeway and in boats on the water. The fireworks show was presented this year by the Zambelli Brothers, whose long experience on Sanibel enabled them to create a show that was bigger and better than ever. Sanibel & Captiva Chamber of Commerce members who were generous silver sponsors of the 4th of July Fireworks were present at The Dunes party. Local realtors Mary and Fred Bondurant and Anna and Jeff Turner, all of the Bondurant Realty Group, part of J R Wood, celebrated Independence Day with friends and family. An estimated 3,000 people attended the fireworks party at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club, which hosted the family fun event open to the whole community. The party included a wide range of grilled food, a full bar, a DJ and dance floor. Kids enjoyed face painting, a giant slide, pool party, games and raffles. Crowds filled The Dunes on the 4th of July photos courtesy of Sanibel Captiva Chamber of Commerce Jackson and his mom, Denise McKee 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!Let 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 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 BarTHIS WEEKS SPECIAL: Fresh Organic Medjool Dates, Almond Date Rolls & Coconut Date Rolls$5.99/12 oz. while supplies last ISLAND SUN JULY 13, 201212 Tahitian Gardens, Sanibel 239-395-5353www.SynergySportswear.com


13 ISLAND SUN JULY 13, 2012 Jessica and Jason McKee, Chris Davison and Chris Heidrick Kathy Polk, Bridgit Stone-Budd and Jeff Hough The Bondurant Realty Group, silver sponsors of the fireworks, included Jeff and Anna Turner and Mary and Fred Bondurant Mary Bondurant and Sarah Ashton Sarah Ashton and Tyrone Humbles Lisa Williams of the San-Cap Chamber and Jean Baer of Sothebys 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


ISLAND SUN JULY 13, 201214 Kristin Moon, visiting from Belleview, Florida, found two alphabet cones and a fossilized bone on the beach near Mitchells Sandcastles on July 3. Shells Found Kristin Moon JD (12) and Jackson (10) Moon of Belleview, Florida found alphabet cones on Sanibel while staying at Mitchells Sandcastles on July 6. They have been coming to the island for eight years. Shells Found JD and Jackson Moon Dont Leave Sanibel Without OneThese new bumper stickers have green color to emphasize that almost 70% of Sanibel is conservation lands and a whimsical heart to signify our island lifestyle. The peel-off back has information about Sanibel that you may not know.They are available at: Baileys General Store Jerrys Foods MacIntosh Books Sanibel Recreation Center Suncatchers Dream Tuttles Sea Shell Shop IS Island Graphics of Sanibel LLC, 2011 Baileys General Store Jerrys Foods MacIntosh Books Sanibel Recreation Center Suncatchers Dream Tuttles Sea Horse Shop Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road239.395.1464 Sanibel Island HAIR AND NAILS2340 Periwinkle Way Ste D1 395-3800HAIR COLOR EXPERTS ON SANIBELwww.TribecaSalonSanibel.com Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com Olivia and Lisa Musgrave of Orlando, Florida each found an alphabet cone on the beach by Mitchells Sandcastles on July 6. Olivia and Lisa Musgrave Shells Found


15 ISLAND SUN JULY 13, 2012 Every year during the month of July, Lauren Ruckman of Collierville, Tennessee vacations with her family for three weeks on Sanibel. This year on July 7, her 12th birthday, Lauren stopped in to the CROW Visitor Education Center to drop off her annual donation. Throughout the year, Lauren saves up money from bake sales, lemonade stand sales and the baby-sitting and dog-sitting money she earns and gives it to CROW on her birthday. Last year on her 11th birthday, she donated more than $400 and set a goal of $500 for her 12th birthday. This year, she raised $650 from her efforts. Ruckman was given the opportunity to visit the CROW hospital and donate the money directly to the medical staff, students and volunteers who were working that day. She gave her collection of bills and coins directly to CROW veterinary intern Dr. Aundria West. Lauren has a life-long love for wildlife and is a life-long supporter of CROWs efforts to save animals lives. She has set a goal of $1,000 for her 13th birthday and, based upon her past success, there seems little doubt that she will achieve her goal. Everyone at CROW, and especially our wildlife friends and neighbors, would like to say thank you to Lauren Ruckman! From page 8SCCF Water Quality MonitoringSCCF is dedicated to the conservation of coastal habitats and aquatic resources on Sanibel and Captiva and in the surrounding watershed through environmental education, land acquisition, landscaping for wildlife, marine research, natural resource policy, sea turtle conservation and wildlife habitat management. Community support through membership dues and tax-deductible contributions, in addition to grants, makes this work possible. Learn more at www.sccf.org. Ruckman Makes Her Annual Birthday Donation To CROW CROW veterinary intern Dr. Aundria West, left, and donor Lauren Ruckman National Geographic Travel Guide Top 10 Best Ice Creams in Gulf Coast America 2011 Taste of the Islands BEST DESSERT 2008 2009 2010 2011 Best of the Islands 2010 2012 Trip Advisor Recommended 2010 2011 Talk of the Town for Customer SatisfactionWe proudly serve Pinocchios Ice Cream Sandwiches Sandwiches Prepared On Our Prepared On Our Fresh Baked Breads Fresh Baked Breads Artisan Breads Artisan Breads Try Our Signature Try Our Signature Sanibel Blossom Sanibel BlossomI CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST...I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST...I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... 362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6566www.beachfoodies.comAre YOU a Beach Foodie? A market for people who love good food!!!A market for people who love good food!!!Are YOU a Beach Foodie? Are YOU a Beach Foodie? A market for people who love good food!!!Open Daily 8am 9pmCroissants Baguettes Souf e Pastry Artisan Breads & Sandwiches NYC Bakery Pizza 362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6566 www.pinocchiosicecream.com Ask Us About Our Franchise Opportunities Home of the World Famous Sanibel Krunch & Dirty Sand Dollar Home of the World Famous Sanibel Krunch & Dirty Sand Dollar A Sanibel Tradition for 32 Years! Original Italian Ice CreamIce Creams Gelato Sorbets Sherbets Frozen Yogurt Shakes Malts Smoothies Frozen Coffee Drinks Coffee Latte Cappuccino Espresso Pastry Gourmet Chocolates Gifts Fun Apparel Baby Gear Celebrate Celebrate The King The King with Our with Our ELVIS Ice Cream ELVIS Ice Cream Back By Back By Request Our Request Our Banana Nutella Banana Nutella Gelato Gelato Belaal Hai, 9, of Canton, Michigan found an alphabet cone in the waters of San Carlos Bay on July 6. He was on Sanibel visiting his grandparents. Shell Found Belaal Hai To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN JULY 13, 201216 TripAdvisor Awards Certificates To Ding RefugeTripAdvisor has awarded both the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge and Tarpon Bay Explorers (TBE), the refuges official recreation concession, its 2012 Certificate of Excellence. To qualify for the Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor.com, the worlds largest travel-planning website. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months. Ding Darling ranks number three among 24 Sanibel attractions rated on TripAdvisor. Of its 560 reviews, 346 gave it an excellent rating; 135 rated the refuge very good. Out of TBEs 72 reviews, 45 said excellent; 17, very good. Ding Darling is consistently in the top three vacation destinations in Lee County with nearly 800,000 annual visitors, said Supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni Westland. We are proud of our work protecting wildlife and educating and inspiring our refuge guests from around the world about the importance of conservation. We owe a debt of gratitude to our friends group, Ding Darling Wildlife Society, for their strong support of our efforts. Without their help, we could never maintain the high level of visitor satisfaction that won us this award. As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, DDWS works to support J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuges mission of conservation, wildlife and habitat protection, research, and public education through charitable donations and Refuge Nature Shop proceeds. To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566 or director@dingdarlingsociety.org. Tarpon Bay Explorers co-owner Wendy Schnapp and Ding Darling Supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni Westland show off their TripAdvisor awardsSnowy Plover Program At SCCFWatch where you walk there are plovers on the beach! The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation has been monitoring and staking the nests of this bird on Sanibel beaches for 10 years. Join SCCF biologists to learn about this threatened species and what you can do to protect their small nesting populations. The next snowy plover program will be held on Thursday, July 19 at 10 a.m. in the SCCF Nature Center auditorium. Cost to attend is $5, with SCCF members and children free. Call 472-2329 for more information. 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 purchase of 2 entres with purchase of 2 entres Full party must be seated by 6 pm Full party must be seated by 6 pm Rec 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 Center 4 Life, 2401 Library Way, offers fitness classes throughout the week that are available to Sanibel Recreation Center members as well. They include: Happy to be Fit 4 Life Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. Yoga Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 11 a.m Power Hour Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 a.m. Gentle Yoga Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. Also, beach parking permits will be available for purchase Monday, July 23 through Friday, July 27 from 8 to 10 a.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. at the pavilion. To qualify for any beach parking permit, please bring a valid vehicle registration for each vehicle and a valid state-issued identification or drivers license showing a Sanibel address or proof of Sanibel property ownership. Payment may be made via cash, check, MasterCard or Visa. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily, weekly, semi-annual and annual memberships are available. For more information, call 472-0345 or visit www. mysanibel.com. If our seafood were any fresher, 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


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ISLAND SUN JULY 13, 201218 Blind Pass Dredging To Start This Weekby Capt. Matt MitchellOur regular summertime weather pattern is finally here hot, sticky, calm mornings followed by blazing heat, then giving way to afternoon thunderstorms. Getting out early or late to avoid the baking mid-day sun and fast-building storms is without a doubt the best way to go. Choose the best stage of the tide for what species of fish you plan to target. Summertime pass action has been great, with just about any species of fish you would want to catch being in or close to our passes. The catch-and-release snook action has been best on the lower stages of the tide, with a few redfish and trout in the mix, too. Moving out into the deeper water in the passes produced all sizes of gag grouper, with some keepers in the mix along with mangrove snapper and sharks. During just about any period of the tide, you can find something happening in the passes just switch from fishing the edges to fishing the deeper areas. Floating grass in the sound is making fishing some places almost impossible to fish. These big rafts of floating sea grass are a normal thing but can be tough to deal with as it tangles around just about everything. Several times this week, I had to forego certain areas as the grass was so thick. Shark fishing in the sound is as good as ever, with small blacktips being found just about everywhere in open water. Anchoring up with a chum bag tied off the back of the boat on any deeper grass flat will have these hard fighters bouncing off the boat in no time at all. I enjoy putting clients on these three-foot speedsters on light spinning gear. I rig my trout/ redfish rods with a twoto three-foot piece of 40to 50-pound leader, a float and 5/0 circle hook. Once the sharks show up, a live pinfish with the tail cut off will have them circling the bait right on the surface before moving in for an easy meal. Blacktip sharks although far from a glamour species make fast runs, quick changes of direction and often jump clear out of the water. They are a very underrated fish that is easy to catch all summer long. They often hang out on the surface when in the feeding mode, which adds a visual element to this fishery. When fishing slows during the heat of the day, these sharks always seem to cooperate. The dredging of Blind Pass should be getting under way this week. Although the little pass between Sanibel and Captiva is still open and offers some of the fastest moving current and best fishing in our area, dredging it to make sure it stays open for another winter is a awesome thing. Im am not a fan though of the beach renourishment they plan on doing with the sand that is removed as it simply buries all the sea life at the edge of the shoreline. Once you start changing the natural angle of a beach, its a neverending project. What makes our beaches so desirable is the slow slope white sand and series of sandbars that, once a beach is renourished, are gone forever. These beach renourishments over the years are the reason Blind Pass keeps closing up. Keeping the pass open is a great thing for the middle sound, Roosevelt Channel and Dinkins Boyou. Having it stay open gives us a much better flush of water, helping keep the bay cleaner and healthier in the long run.Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email captmattmitchell@aol.com. 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 Send Us Your Fish TalesThe Island Sun would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, or email to islandsuncity@aol.com; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213. Hunter Jolly with a Redfish Pass redfish caught with Capt. Matt Mitchell To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


19 ISLAND SUN JULY 13, 2012 Plant SmartNorfolk Island Pineby Gerri ReavesNorfolk Island pine (Araucaria heterophylla) can reach an impressive 200 feet in height and develop a base of up to 18 feet in its native habitat of guess where? Norfolk Island north of New Zealand. Thank goodness it usually reaches no more than 80 to 100 feet in South Florida, for this is not a tree you want near your property in a strong wind storm or hurricane. The tree has a propensity to lean and/ or develops a split trunk. This top-heavy giant then becomes a threat to property. Large surface roots can be a problem near paving or building foundations, and branch litter from wind is a maintenance concern. Many of the Norfolk Island pines seen in South Florida landscapes began as small container plants, often adorable tabletop Christmas trees that were subsequently planted outside. Years later, those former little ornamentals can result in a hefty tree-removal bill for property owners. Much of the trees aesthetic appeal is the symmetrical pyramidal or columnar structure. Tiers of five branches line the trunk every couple of feet or so. The triangular branches are densely packed with fine-textured over-lapping dark-green leaves. Given the trees South Pacific origins, its no surprise that it evolved very high salt tolerance, another reason for its popularity in South Florida. The tree produces insignificant catkins of flowers, cylindrical male cones and almost spherical female cones. Not a true pine at all, it resembles a spruce or fir. It adapts to a range of soil and moisture conditions, thrives in full sun and suffers no pests in his non-native habitat. Sources: Florida, My Eden by Frederic B. Stresau, floridata.com, and ifas.ufl.edu. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Branches covered in soft scale-like overlapping leaves made this evergreen a popular ornamental photos by Gerri Reaves This leaning Norfolk Island pine could pose a threat to nearby structures in strong winds 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 JULY 13, 201220 submitted by Chris Lechowicz, Wildlife Habitat Management DirectorThe eastern indigo snake (Drymarchon couperi) is a large (up to eight feet in length, average length six to seven feet) bluish/black snake found in the extreme southeastern United States. Its range has been severely diminished. It is now only found in disjunct populations in the peninsula of Florida and southern Georgia. It is extirpated from southern Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida panhandle. Some repatriations have been conducted in the last few years in southern Alabama with moderate success. The eastern indigo snake has been a federal and state listed (protected) species since 1978. The eastern indigo snake was once common on Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Observations really started to taper off in the late 1980s, and the last known indigo snake was hit by a bicycle on the Indigo Trail (a trail named after the indigo snake) on the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge in February 1999. That snake died at CROW shortly after. Surveys, trapping protocols and educational programs asking island residents to document new specimens have failed in verifying any remaining snakes. The snake appears to be extirpated from Sanibel and Captiva. The reason for its demise on our islands is mostly from getting run over by vehicles on roadways. The eastern indigo snake has the largest home range of any snake found in the United States. The home range of males can be up to two miles (females are a bit smaller). These diurnal snakes can travel a long distance in a given day and are prone to crossing roads frequently. One by one, these snakes were hit by vehicles while crossing or sunning on roads until there were not enough snakes to continue the race. Also, this snake is a winter breeder. Unfortunately, they are searching for mates and covering a lot of territory while traffic is at its peak on the islands. Indigo snakes are fond of upland areas with gopher tortoise burrows. They tend to sleep and seek cover in gopher tortoise burrows. These sun-loving snakes are fond of open grasslands and the edge of hammocks. As the island became infested with exotic trees such as Brazilian pepper ( Schinus terebinthifolius) and Australian pine (Casuarina equisetifolia) throughout the 1960s to 1990s, the once open landscapes were minimized and the snakes 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... The Florida watersnake has keeled scales and bright or dull reddish bands. Some adult specimens appear to be mostly black on top; the underside is whitish with black speckles An Eastern indigo, photographed by Dirk Stevenson, the head indigo researcher at the Orianne Society and one of the nations leading researchers on indigos. Note the dark underside and the red under the chin and neck photo by Dirk Peterson The first eastern indigo snake of the Pine Island Sound eastern indigo project, named Kurt. This photo was taken on February 6, the day the snake was brought to CROW and shows the open wounds on the snake photo by Chris Lechowicz The black racer has small scales and a white underside SCCF Looking For Eastern Indigo Snakes In Pine Island Sound Area Herpetologist Chris Lechowicz of SCCF inserts a pit tag into Kurt at CROW photo by Jordan Donini Notice the closed wounds after two months at CROW photo by Rob Nimmo


21 ISLAND SUN JULY 13, 2012 The Old Captiva House is TripAdvisors top-rated Captiva restaurant and here are two more reasons why. Dine with us Sunday-Thursday, and youll enjoy FREE your choice of bottle of house wine (one per two entrees), or your choice of dessert (one per entree). 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: 10,000 Views Tuesday & Wednesday: Taylor Stokes Wine or dessert, its on the house. But only at our House, that is. N OT ONLY DO WE MAKE EVERY NIGHT SPECIAL. W E MAKE SPECIALS EVERY NIGHT. began spending more time in the remaining open and sunny areas along the roads. SCCF has partnered with a non-profit organization called the Orianne Society an organization dedicated to the conservation of the eastern indigo snake to help assess the remaining populations of the eastern indigo snake in Pine Island Sound. The Wildlife Habitat Management staff at SCCF has begun inventorying eastern indigo snakes in the area. The Ding Darling NWR and the Florida State Park System are collaborating with this research. Residents of Upper Captiva have lent their enthusiasm for the project, with volunteer time and covering the expenses through SCCFs North Captiva Conservation Fund. Most have come to realize how fortunate they are to live on an island where this animals population is still viable. The snakes are being pit-tagged and measured so a population estimate can be made and movements can be documented. Indigo snakes are still present on North Captiva, Cayo Costa, Pine Island and possibly elsewhere. These populations appear to be the last barrier island populations known to science. The main reason that indigo snakes are able to survive on North Captiva and Cayo Costa is the lack of busy roads and full-size vehicles, with most of both islands held in state park land with large, unbisected tracts of land. The first eastern indigo snake from North Captiva (and the first of this project) was brought to CROW by SCCF staff on February 6, 2012 because of unknown injuries. After a remarkable recovery at CROW, it was released by SCCF on April 19, 2012 back to its site of origin. The Orianne Society asks that indigos be given names, so the person who found the injured snake on North Captiva chose the name Kurt. We are looking for people to take pictures of any indigo snakes that they observe in the area (without disturbing them of course) and to record their location and report them to SCCF. Indigo snakes resemble the very common southern black racer snake (Coluber constrictor priapus) and dark specimens of the Florida watersnake (Nerodia fasciata pictiventris), so be aware that there are other black snakes in the area. For more information or to report a sighting, send an email to indigo@sccf. org or call the SCCF Wildlife Habitat Management office at 472-3984. From page 10Town Center Talksis appropriate, he said. I would like to see some facts before I reach the conclusion that we are overbuilt (commercially). Ketteman added that negotiations were under way with SCA and BIG ARTS, saying, We dont want to jump in the middle of that. Commissioner Phillip Marks said earlier concepts for a town center included mixed use commercial, below market rate housing and a group of citizens wanted to build some high-end condos in walking distance of doctors offices and the library. Krekel responded, There is nothing wrong with making a recommendation (in the EAR). The council can change it. There is nothing wrong with saying the town center is being planned to be a cultural center. That is what the whole plan (revision) is about. Its about planning our town. He added that a cultural center is what the council wants anyway. Chairman Mike Valiquette said that Sanibels founding fathers talked about a center of town with mixed use, but there were some amendments to the zoning code that made it impossible. He also said although cultural and commercial are to be kept separate, you still have the issue of Palm Ridge Road and unbuildable lots. This area is dilapidated and can only be renovated if building codes are changed, Valiquette added. Herpetologist Chris Lechowicz preparing to release Kurt back into the wild photo by Kristie Anders. Chris Lechowicz and Jordan Donini measuring Kurt just prior to release on North Captiva photo by Rob Nimmo


ISLAND SUN JULY 13, 201222 Alligator And Crocodile Tales Offered At SCCF The biology of alligators and crocodiles is an ancient tale of survival. On Wednesday, July 18 at 10 a.m., come to the SCCF Nature Center and learn about these living dinosaurs to ensure our safety and their survival on the islands. Following the program, take a walk on the trails to see an alligator nest that hatched this summer. Yes, the female crocodile released on Sanibel last summer is still here. Did she nest this summer? Like all reptiles, eggs can be laid even if they have not been fertilized. Cost to attend the Alligator And Crocodile Tales program is $5 for adults, with SCCF members and children admitted free. The SCCF Nature Center is located at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Call 472-2329 for more information. Downtown Urban Birding TourOn Friday, July 20, many folks will flock to downtown Fort Myers for live bands at Music Walk, while a group of the Audubon of Southwest Florida (ASWF) members will simultaneously be in search of music of a different kind the chirp of the purple martin. ASWF is hosting a free urban birding field trip in Fort Myers. This two-part journey through the historic downtown district will connect participants to the vivid history of the area and an informational session on landscaping and wildlife of the city. The urban birding program will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Fountain of the Three Friends as participants embark on a historical and architectural walking tour of downtown Fort Myers. The tour will conclude at the Fountain of the Three Friends at 6:30 p.m. This will be followed by a twilight urban birding tour, which ends at the mahoganies on Main Street in search of Southwest Floridas amazing birds. According to ASWF board member Wayne Daltry, the group hopes to spot a purple martin swirl. The urban birding tour departs from the Fountain of the Three Friends at 7 p.m. The tour will be conducted by, Roger Clark of Lee County, landscape architect Joe Beck and historian/Audubon past president Gerri Reaves. Registration is not required, although an RSVP is encouraged through the groups Facebook page: search Audubon of Southwest Florida. Recommended attire and equipment includes a shading hat, cotton clothes, good footwear, binoculars and a camera. No tour will be held if rainy conditions are prevailing. For more information, contact Carla Ulakovic at 826-8160. Alligator Red Snapper Season ClosesThe 2012 Gulf of Mexico red snapper recreational harvest season will close on Tuesday, July 17 in state and federal waters; the last day of harvest is July 16. This years 46-day state season, which is the same as the 2012 federal recreational red snapper season in the Gulf of Mexico, was set in May at a meeting of the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The season was extended at the end of June, because bad weather led to decreased fishing opportunities. The season started on June 1. Florida state waters in the Gulf extend from shore to nine nautical miles; federal waters extend beyond that line to 200 nautical miles. More information about red snapper fishing is available online at www.MyFWC.com/Fishing (click on Saltwater, Recreational Regulations and then Gulf Red Snapper). 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 Casual Beachfront Dining Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine With Live Entertainment New Business of the Year Award 2012 Winner of Dinner 5:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m.239.472.77701523 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island OP 3:0 .M. OPEN FROM 3:00 10:00 P.M. Glass of House Wine, Domestic Draft or Well Drink!OR Slice of Key Lime PieWith purchase of entre. Not to be combined with any other offers. Expires 7/31/12 N N F F R R 0 0 : : 0 0 0 0 JOIN US FOR HAPPY HOUR 3-6 PM MONDAY SATURDAY & ALL DAY SUNDAY!www.the shhouserestaurants.com FREE FREE


23 ISLAND SUN JULY 13, 2012 by Mark Bird WestallWhen I first started visiting Sanibel, the island had a rougher edge to it than today. Yes, today Sanibel has become a paradise resort recognized around the world for its expensive homes and environmental ethic; and the community is a nice place to live. But sometimes, I miss the old Sanibel. We used to joke that all the locals on Friday night went up to Timmys Nook on Captiva to have some freshly caught grouper and wait around to see who got into a fight with whom. That way wed all have something to talk about for the next week. Of course, there were always the visiting tourists and an ever-increasing number of well-to-do people looking for paradise that had discovered our little island and bought homes here, but many of the locals still had to work for a living. And some of them were quite colorful. Now for me, I had been attracted to Sanibel for its environmental ethic. There was a group of local naturalists that became my mentors and I learned a lot from them (some of them quite colorful in their own right). But I also learned a lot from some of the locals who probably didnt think of themselves as environmentalists. As a matter of fact, they probably thought the refuge was just another way for the government to get control over their way of doing things. Many were born here and made their living from the surrounding gulf and bay waters, and they werent too crazy about a bunch of outsiders coming around and telling them what to do. Shortly after I started monitoring the ospreys on the island, I fell about 25 feet out of a black mangrove while looking for a nest in the middle of the refuge. Of course, I survived the fall, but decided that I now needed an assistant (at least to have someone report to the proper authorities where my body was). I heard there was a young man who might be interested in volunteering to help. He was the manager of a local business and one day, I stopped by to talk to him. He wasnt there, but the owner of the business was. The owner was one of the colorful locals and had a reputation for giving the new animal-lovers on the island a hard time. As I walked into the store, I noticed it was a nicely maintained old building with wood floors. I told the owner I was monitoring the ospreys and had heard his manager might be interested in assisting me. He looked like a NFL linebacker and gave me a cold stare that made me freeze. The next thing I knew, he came right up to me, pulled out a big knife and placed it against my throat saying with a very deep voice, You know, we have ways of dealing with your kind! I didnt know what to do. I was just a dumb kid from a small town in Indiana. I had never had to deal with that kind of confrontation before. He was much bigger than me and there was no way I could run. But then, I remembered his nice wood floors. Thinking what a mess I would make of his shop if he slit my throat, I decided he was just bluffing. So I weekly smiled and said, Well, I guess you gotta do what you gotta do. He looked at me a second and smiled. And weve been friends ever since. In his rough way, he just wanted to see what I was made of. I learned a lot from him over the years about how the Caloosahatchee/Pine Island Sound estuary worked. And today, he is one of the most ardent supporters for better environmental management of that system. I say this with a smile on my face, because he might just put a knife to my throat if I called him an environmentalist. But he has been connected to the Pine Island Sound ecosystem his whole life, making a living from it, and he knows that how humans are treating it is wrong. He understands that that ecosystem cannot survive with all the insecticides, herbicides and fertilizers we humans insist on dumping in it through runoff so we can have a pretty lawn. And he has seen, first hand, how all the freshwater coming down the Caloosahatchee from Lake Okeechobee (and the nutrients that come with it) is unsustainable. Maybe hes not an environmentalist, but Im glad he is on our side. If Sanibel is going to continue being the paradise community that is worldrenowned, everyone has a responsibility to do their part. We cant just use Sanibel and its surrounding environs for our own personal enjoyment. We have to give back. We have to get involved. In that sense, we should all be environmentalists. 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. 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ISLAND SUN JULY 13, 201224 Youth Fishing Day At Tarpon BayA very excited group of 20 teens and tweens from the Boys & Girls Club of Lee County ventured out to Tarpon Bay Explorers on June 30 for a day of fun by land and by sea. This event was the refuges celebration of National Fishing & Boating Week. The kids were able to learn about fishing skills, basic boater safety and the marine life that inhabits the bay by visiting different learning stations. Prior to heading out on the water, the children were able to obtain skills they needed for their fishing excursion. In the Touch Tank Exhibit, naturalist Jessica DeGraw taught the kids about the marine life that lives under the sea out in Tarpon Bay. Being able to handle sea stars, horseshoe crabs and predatory sea snails was a major highpoint for many of the children. One of the most important aspects when you are out on the water is safety. The next station was where Dave Johns instructed kids wearing PFDs (personal flotation devices). He made this activity fun by incorporating the safety lesson into a relay race. Becky Wolff, a refuge ranger, gave the group further guidance on properly fitting and wearing their PFDs. Learning to tie knots, casting techniques and throwing a cast nest were the other skills taught by Steve Maddix, Steve Yetsko and Wally Mulka. STAR teacher Jillian Meek worked with Steve Yetsko teaching the kids how to tie an easy but strong Palomar knot in their fishing lines. Once all the skills were mastered, the group split up among the captains and hopped aboard the pontoon boats with their fishing captains. The conditions were ideal, with clear skies and calm seas. Now it was time to test all the skills learned. Captains Johns, Maddix, Yetsko, Mulka and DeGraw, along with refuge volunteer Tom Bredhal, Wolff and Meek accompanied the kids on their two-hour fishing excursion. Each captain fished several areas throughout Tarpon Bay to target various species of fish. Live shrimp, donated by Shallow Bait and Dale Shirley, was used while fishing. Species of fish caught out in the bay included trout, ladyfish, catfish, needle fish or hound fish, bonnethead shark and mangrove snapper. The kids were fortunate to experience some other wildlife sightings consisting of manatees, Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, brown pelicans, double crested cormorants and stingrays. Once back on dry land, the fish stories began to fly; smiles and laughter was abundant. All together, the kids caught 109 fish. Some of the boats got creative and named themselves the Sharks while another group dubbed themselves the Needlefish. George & Wendys Sanibel Seafood Grille sponsored a hot dog and chips lunch for the hungry anglers. Charlie Frese manned the grill and cooked over 75 hot dogs. Before departing, every participant received their very own fishing rod to take home, which the Ding Darling Wildlife Society donated. When asking the kids what the highlight of their day was, Yaniya said best part was seeing Aniya scared of the shark she caught. Vann said it was seeing how cool the needlefish was.Thanks to all the sponsors, which included Tarpon Bay Explorers, Ding Darling Wildlife Society, George & Wendys Sanibel Seafood Grille, Sanibel Island Fishing Club, The Bait Box, Caloosa Wholesale, Shallow Bait and Dale Shirley, who support connecting children with nature and made this gathering possible. Teens and tweens with Tarpon Bay Explorers staff and refuge employees Captain Steve Yetsko demonstrated how to tie a knot $ 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 on Wine Wednesday or with any other coupon. Expires 07/31/12 1200 Periwinkle Way (1/2 Mile west of the Causeway)472-1998 www.matzaluna.netFresh Seafood, Veal, Chicken, Pasta and Sanibels ONLY wood red pizzaServing 7 days from 4:30-9:30 Please Join Us Sunday, July 15th from 1-6 pmFor An Event To Bene t The Family of Lilly DeJesusHosted by The Clarion Restaurant & Tiki Bar(formerly Sam Seltszers)12635 S. Cleveland Avenue, Fort MyersLocal Musicians Are Joining Together for Family Friendly Live MusicFood Silent Auction Raf e Items 50/50 Raf eSix year old Lilly DeJesus battled Neuroblastoma for over 10 months and lost her ght Sunday, June 10th. She underwent numerous surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation and a bone marrow transplant. Her family has incurred staggering medical bills, have lost their home due to poor air quality that Lilly could not reside in and Zeke, Lillys Dad, lost his job during this time as well.Local musicians have decided to come together and raise funds to help this family out!! ere will be food (proceeds to bene t the family) a silent auction, ra es, a 50/50 ra e, some entertainment for the kids and of coarse MUSIC!!If you wish to donate a product or gift certi cate please contact Megan Kuzyk at 239-218-6347 If you cannot attend but still wish to donate please make a donation at any Regions bank under the name Lilly De Jesus or through PayPal on her fundraising page. Rescheduled Event!


25 ISLAND SUN JULY 13, 2012 Sunset Serenade Cruises Are BackCaptiva Cruises will again be offering Sunset Serenade Cruises starting on Saturday evening, July 14. Cruises will depart from McCarthys Marina on Captiva aboard the Lady Chadwick and travel on the waters of Pine Island Sound, where dolphins and other wildlife are often encountered. These 90-minute cruises will be highlighted by spectacular sunsets over the Gulf with musical entertainment being provided by local musicians, including Danny Morgan. The Lady Chadwick, Captiva Cruises flagship vessel, is equipped with a full service bar, air conditioned cabin and an open-air upper deck. Captiva Cruises, an excursion boat company, offers lunch cruises to Cabbage Key, Useppa Island and Boca Grande as well as beach and shelling trips to Cayo Costa State Park, Dolphin & Wildlife Adventure Cruises with the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation and sailing adventures on their 24-passenger sailing catamaran. Additional information and reservations for any of Captiva Cruises tours and programs, call 472-5300. Lady Chadwick departs from McCarthys Marina on Captiva Sunset over the Gulf as seen from the Lady Chadwick The Wondrous World Of Planktonsubmitted by Jenna SullivanThis week at Sanibel Sea School, campers discovered a whole new world, an entire community as bustling and crowded as New York City, which exists in the waters around Sanibel a community of plankton. The next time you dive into the Gulf, consider this: you are surrounded on all sides above and below by plankton. When you surface, you have plankton clinging to your face, inside your nose. When you leave the beach at the end of the day, there are dried plankton stuck on your eyelashes. These plankton are a little too small to see, but they are incredibly important. Phytoplankton produce nearly half of the worlds oxygen. The copepod, a zooplankton, accounts for what some scientists call the largest biomass of any animal on earth. As campers got to know these creatures, they truly began to see the ocean in a whole new way. In a bright bit of serendipity, Plankton Week coincided with the 4th of July. Each year, our campers construct a float for Sanibels Independence Day Parade and what better theme for a float than plankton, ocean drifters that rely on their buoyancy to stay afloat. Campers created papier-mch plankton and draped them all over our float and carried posters with fun facts about plankton to inform onlookers as we drifted along the parade route. Along with the catch from our usual castand seine-netting, campers filled our tanks with filefish that they caught by hand. The filefish are planktivores those animals that eat plankton and they were hiding in clumps of sargassum in the Gulf. Throughout the week, the filefish could be seen nabbing a copepod or other small meal from the water in our tanks. Campers were amazed by the different way these fish experience the ocean. It is incredible to imagine being able to see well enough to consume a tiny copepod or other zooplankton as it passed by. Campers played games that helped them understand what it means to be a plankton. A predator-prey game illustrated how important plankton are as the bottom of the ocean food-chain. In meroplankton match-up, campers learned about what meroplankton look like in their adult forms did you know that large animals such as many fish, crabs and lobsters begin their life as tiny plankton? A boat trip into the Gulf ended with campers floating in what they now knew was an ocean full of plankton. After all of this learning and experiencing, campers actually got to tow a plankton net through the water and observe their tiny, but numerous, catch under the microscope back at Sanibel Sea School. As huge copepods or rotifers whizzed past diatoms or dinoflagellates, campers began to understand just how numerous, intricate and wonderful plankton really are. Our earth is an ocean planet, the ocean is a plankton world! Lily Grace Pennington checks out the plankton she caught in her tow Jack Pennington, Austin Desiderio-Taub and Rachel Gerson during the July 4 parade Bella Stripay frolics in a sea of plankton after the surf races


ISLAND SUN JULY 13, 201226 Marshmallows, Music And Flash Mob Fun At BIG ARTS Summer Arts CampSummer Arts Camp at BIG ARTS is an excellent way for children to get creative and keep engaged during the summer. In the past few weeks, campers staged a flash mob, learned Irish Step Dance and made 3-D structures out of marshmallows and spaghetti. Arts camp runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through July 27. Activities include acrylic painting, ceramics, dance, photography, performing arts, 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 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 film editing, painting, and writing. Tuition assistance is available; contact BIG ARTS for an application. Sponsor Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Foundation, L.A.T. Foundation and SanibelCaptiva 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. Campers stage a flash mob Campers build a 3-D structure out of spaghetti and marshmallows Shell Museum Announces Visiting CuratorDr. Jos H. Leal, director/curator for The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, announced that Dr. Eugene V. Coan was awarded the 2012 R. Tucker Abbott Visiting Curatorship. The curatorship, originally established in accordance with the wishes of the late Dr. R. Tucker Abbott, founding director of The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, is awarded annually to enable malacologists to visit the museum for a period of one week. Abbott fellows are expected to assist with curatorial responsibilities of the museums collection by performing collection-based research and providing one lecture to the general public. Coan holds a PhD from Stanford in malacology, co-authored The Bivalve Seashells of Tropical West America and has authored many papers in malacology. He has also specialized in the history of malacology, with biographical papers, lists of taxa and types, and collations. Coan has worked for the Sierra Club, an environmental organization, since 1970 in various capacities, currently as senior advisor to the executive director. He holds research associations with the California Academy of Sciences, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. He was president of the American Malacological Society from 1996 to 1997 and received an honorary life membership in 2008. He has been co-editor of Malacologia since July 1988. Coan currently resides in Palo Alto, California. Coan will be at the museum in October, working to further develop skills in digital macrophotography to document the findings of museum research. Microphotography skills will provide him with another tool to analyze subtle characters of these often very small shells. The museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eugene V. Coan


27 ISLAND SUN JULY 13, 2012Video Contest Celebrates Lee County ParksLee County Parks & Recreation is now accepting entries from amateur videographers to showcase its parks on YouTube with its second annual Video Contest in celebration of National Park & Recreation Month and Lee Countys 125th anniversary. Festivities this month also include free parking one weekend at county-owned regional parks, boat ramps and pools as well as the announcement of winners to the Lovin Your Parks Quiz, which challenged park patrons to a 70-plus question trivia contest. Video Contest Participants can feature themselves, their family or friends participating in an activity or just enjoying the facility. In the video, make sure to mention the name of the park and tell us what you love about Lee County Parks & Recreation. Entries are due on or before August 1. Winners will be announced August 13, and their videos will be featured on Lee County Parks & Recreations YouTube channel. Visit www.leeparks.org for contest rules and prizes and to submit your video. Email leeparks@leegov.com with any questions. Free Parking County commissioners have designated Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29 as dates during which parking fees will be waived at Lee County-owned and operated boat ramps, pools and regional parks. For a list of pools and parks included in this annual event, visit www.leeparks.org. Lovin Your Parks Quiz For the quiz marking the 125th anniversary of Lee County, there were two versions. Online contestants duked it out over a 73-question quiz, which involved questions and trivia about baseball, beaches, boating, fishing, regional and neighborhood parks and even preserves. Those who submitted a completed quiz and provided complete contact information were entered into a drawing to win a year-long parking sticker to Lee County Parks & Recreations regional parks, boat ramps and other facilities. The winner was Nathan Reece of Fort Myers. The departments 10-question version of the quiz for library patrons resulted in a free pool pass for winner Vinicius Intravartola of Cape Coral. Answers to the long version of the quiz are now posted at www.leeparks.org. Lee County invites the community to join in its year-long 125th anniversary celebration. The county named in honor of Civil War General Robert E. Lee was carved from Monroe County and incorporated on May 13, 1887. Visit www. lee-county.com/125th for a schedule of events throughout 2012 as well as a recommended reading list, historical photo gallery, trivia questions and more. Family Fun RaceNext up for Parks & Recreations 125th events is the 125th Family Fun Race, planned for noon on Sunday, November 4, for canoeists, kayakers and Stand-Up Paddleboarders. The race will happen during the Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival staged along the Sanibel Causeway. For additional details, go to www.calusabluewaypaddlingfestival.com. ZAGAT ZAGAT.COM R ate d b y : Yucatan Shrimp! Fish Tacos! 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 Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


Parade WinnersMost Original/Best Theme: Congress Jewelers Best Music/Performance: VIP Realty Group Most Patriotic: John R. Wood Island Real Estate Best Nature Theme (tie): Lazy Flamingo and RS Walsh Landscaping Best Small Entry/Non-commercial: FISH of Sanibel photos by Jeff Lysiak2012 Independence Day ParadeSanibel & Captiva Islands ISLAND SUN JULY 13, 201228 29 ISLAND SUN JULY 13, 2012


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CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your energy levels are rising, and you feel you can handle anything the job requires. Thats great. But dont isolate yourself. Keep your door open to your workplace colleagues. LEO (July 23 August 22) A workplace change could lead to that promotion youve been hoping for. But youll have to face some tough competition before the Lion can claim his or her share of the goodies. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your rigidity regarding a difficult workplace situation could be the reason your colleagues arent rushing to your assistance. Try being more flexible in your demands. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) That uneasy mood could be your Libran inner voice reminding you that while its great to be with your new friends, you need to take care not to ignore your old ones. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A sudden spate of criticism could shake the Scorpions usually high sense of selfconfidence. Best advice: You made a decision you believed in -now defend it. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Your reluctance to help restart a stalled relationship could be traced to unresolved doubts about your partners honesty. Rely on a trusted friends advice. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) The capricious Sea Goat is torn between duty and diversion. Best advice: Do both. Tend to your workaday chores, then go out and enjoy your well-earned fun time. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Cutting back on some of your activities for a few days helps restore your energy levels. You should be feeling ready to tackle your many projects early next week. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A co-worker might be secretly carping about your work to mutual colleagues. But associates will come to your defense, and the situation will ultimately work to your advantage. BORN THIS WEEK: Your ambition makes you a success at whatever you choose to do -especially if its in the world of the performing arts. On July 22, 1598, William Shakespeares play The Merchant of Venice is entered on the Stationers Register. By decree of Queen Elizabeth, the Stationers Register licensed printed works, giving the Crown tight control over all published material. On July 19, 1799, during Napoleon Bonapartes Egyptian campaign, a French soldier discovers a black basalt slab inscribed with ancient writing near the town of Rosetta, about 35 miles north of Alexandria. Called the Rosetta Stone, the artifact held the key to solving the riddle of hieroglyphics, a written language that had been dead for nearly 2,000 years. On July 18, 1925, Volume One of Adolf Hitlers philosophical autobiography, Mein Kampf, is published. It was a blueprint of his agenda for a Third Reich and a clear exposition of the nightmare that will envelope Europe from 1939 to 1945. On July 16, 1935, the worlds first parking meter, known as Park-O-Meter No. 1, is installed on the southeast corner of what was then First Street and Robinson Avenue in Oklahoma City, Okla. Parking cost a nickel an hour. By the early 1940s, there were more than 140,000 parking meters operating in the United States. On July 17, 1955, Disneyland -Walt Disneys metropolis of nostalgia, fantasy and futurism -opens. The $17 million theme park was built on 160 acres of former orange groves in Anaheim, Calif. Today, Disneyland hosts more than 14 million visitors a year, who spend close to $3 billion. On July 20, 1969, at 10:56 p.m. EDT, American astronaut Neil Armstrong, 240,000 miles from Earth, speaks these words to more than a billion people listening at home: Thats one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. Stepping off the lunar landing module Eagle, Armstrong became the first human to walk on the surface of the moon. On July 21, 1973, Soul Makossa is the first disco record to make the Top 40. It is now best remembered as the source of the rhythmic chant that appears in Michael Jacksons Wanna Be Startin Somethin in 1982. It was beloved cowboy humorist Will Rogers who made the following sage observation: Nobody wants to be called common people, especially common people. Do you think you could eat 80 pounds of chicken? If youre like the average American, thats how much you will consume this year. Youve probably heard or even used the term fly off the handle to describe someone losing their temper. You probably dont realize, though, that the handle referred to was originally an axe handle. Sometimes the blade of such a tool would be improperly fastened to the handle, and would therefore be sent flying when the axe was being used. The composer who wrote the famous song Que Sera, Sera also wrote the theme song to the 1960s TV show Mr. Ed. Those who study such things say that Englands Elizabeth I owned 3,000 dresses. If you make a trip to Venice to see the famous canals, keep an eye out for any gondola not painted black. If you see one, you can be sure that it belongs to a high official in the government; they are the only ones permitted by law to have gondolas in any other color. The worlds single largest consumer of fossil fuels is the United States military. You might be surprised to learn that, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, half of all American children suffer at least one dog bite before the age of 12. The ASPCA also says that most of those bites arent from strange animals; rather, its the family pet or a friend or neighbors dog that does the biting. Where we have strong emotions, were liable to fool ourselves. -Carl Sagan THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY


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ISLAND SUN JULY 13, 201232 Americas Darling Making ProgressProduction continues on Marvo Entertainment Groups latest national television project, Americas Darling, the true story of Jay Norwood Ding Darling (1876-1962), a small town cartoonist who changed America by influencing her presidents, shaping her landscapes and winning the hearts of her people. Last week, Marvo introduced their newest partner organization, Friends of Des Moines Parks, who have been working to help develop the project in Iowa. The Friends of Des Moines Parks Foundation is pleased to be a supporter of the upcoming documentary, Americas Darling. This film will celebrate the life and legacy of twice Pulitzer Prize winner Jay Norwood Ding Darling, said Friends of Des Moines Parks president Jane Hein. He lived in Des Moines most of his life where he donated land for Prospect Park. The Friends is proud to carry on his tradition of support for parks in Des Moines. The Marvo team recently traveled to Iowa to film interviews and footage, connect with friends of the project and continue to conduct research. Interviewees included Des Moines artist Maynard Reece, Florida artist Christopher Still, playwright and songwriter Dan Hunter, editorial cartoonist Brian Duffy, Ding Darling Award Recipient Paul Skrade and former leader of the Iowa Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit at Iowa State University, Dr. Erwin Klaas. Darlings grandson, Christopher Kip Koss, was delighted with the preview of the Maynard Reece interview. I found the interview with Maynard Reese magical, said Koss. Maynard captures so well my memories of my grandfather, Ding Darling. Maynard says Darling was gruff in appearance and voice. I fondly remember those characteristics as crusty. Maynards recollection of being told if he would sketch five drawings a day for five years and you will become an accomplished artist fits right in with Darlings work ethic. He firmly believed that a person could achieve whatever he or she wished in life, so long as they worked hard and kept at it. I might add that Darling was not talking about eight-hour days and five-day weeks. He thought a forty-hour week was downright irresponsible and seriously wondered how anything worthwhile could be accomplished with such little effort. Marvo also welcomed three new Iowa partners in underwriting, the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, the City of Des Moines, and Humanities Iowa. Funding for the documentary is now completed as preparations are made to finalize production and move toward the projects edit phase. Community Foundation board chair Allison Fleming discussed the importance of preserving Darlings legacy. The Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines is honored to be a part of preserving the history and legacy of Ding Darling who spent his childhood living in Iowa, said Fleming. He was an early leader in the areas of wildlife restoration, conservation and environmental issues. We are proud to support this documentary that will inspire future generations to continue Ding Darlings passion for the conservation of our nations natural resources. Humanities Iowa executive director Chris Rossi feels it is important to create awareness of Darlings life and achievements. The Humanities Iowa Board is very excited to support Americas Darling, the story of J. N. Ding Darling, Rossi said. Darling was not only a great Iowan, but a great American. We share the enthusiasm that is moving across the country as production continues and look forward to the fall release and premieres of the documentary. In addition, Marvo announced the date for the Des Moines premiere of Americas Darling. The event will be held on Tuesday, October 23 and is being sponsored by the Iowa History Center at Simpson College. Other premieres around the country are being planned and will be announced in future press releases as well as an upcoming event page on the Marvo website. Marvo executive producer Samuel Koltinsky was thrilled with the teams time in Iowa. Informative, inspirational and iconic this is what we found in Iowa, he said. In a spirit of enthusiasm and support which I believe matches Dings drive and candor, we captured some of our most outstanding material for our project. And why wouldnt we? We were once again on Darlings turf and with some of those who knew him as a friend and mentor. Americas Darling has truly led me on a path with Darlings footprints which is allowing me to know some of the best that this planet has to offer. Does this not speak volumes on his work and the new Darlings that continue his work today? For more information, visit www.marvoentertainmentgroup.com. Marvo has also added a Facebook page, found by searching Americas Darling: The Story of Jay N. Ding Darling. 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33 ISLAND SUN JULY 13, 2012 Poetic Voicesselected by Don BrownOne Last Dance Of Gratitudeby Sidney B. Simon, in memory of Anne Sirota, Allderdice High, 1944. (Died in 2008)I am at the age, when the next email brings in the grim reapers news of the most recent death of someone I once knew. My Pittsburgh high school class, slowly, relentlessly, decimates, one by one, regardless of their grade-point average, class rank and Ivy League conquests. The most recent, the lovely girl who taught me to dance. She taught me to dance. She taught me to dance. Awkward step by 7th grade step, we waltzed around her basement. Anne Sirota was born to teach. Never criticizing, boundlessly affirming. And I clumsily two stepped with her, counting out loud, one, two, drowned out by the noisy new-fangled Iron Man stoker, banging and clanging its coal into the furnace, almost deafening our Glenn Miller 78s. She taught me to dance. She taught me to dance. To a 7th grader, it was better than teaching me to fish or algebra. Anne taught me How to hold a girl-woman, sometimes close, tight, and how to twirl and oh to dip. And, by God, I learned it. Dipped through high school and then took it with me, into the Navy, on luxurious dancing weekend leaves from Great Lakes Navy Base, I danced her dances with all those Polish girls in Milwaukee, late Saturday nights. And slept where I slept. Now, there is one deep burning regret. I wish I had found my dance teacher, my Anne Sirota, once before she died, so I could dance just the last dance of the night, a dance of gratitude in her silken arms. Sidney B. Simon is Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts. His books on Values Clarification made him internationally famous, and took him to The Oprah Winfrey Show and got him on Phil Donahue. This poem is from Sids book, Living And Loving In That Condo, published in 2011. Its all about people in some mythical Florida condo, growing old, and sometimes with all their values clarified. On the island, Sid is active in the Island Writers Group. He has been a member of Art Poems from the beginning. Simon was honored as Literary Artist Of The Year, 2011 at the Alliance for the Arts. Volunteers Needed At GOP OfficeThe 2012 Lee County Republican Victory Office is now open and seeking volunteers. The office is located in Alico Lakes Commons, 17595 South Tamiami Trail, Suite 203 in South Fort Myers. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. If interested in volunteering, call 7918857 or 850-672-4118. 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 1551 Periwinkle Way I 472-7242 Lunch 113 I Happy Hour 36 I Dinner 59:30Dinner reservations suggested DINING SHOPPING COCKTAILS AWARD-WINNING BISTRO CUISINE JEWELRY, CLOTHING, BOOKS & GIFTS FINE WINES, BEERS & HAPPY HOUR MENU Live! Danny Morgan & Friends! TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 8PM UNTIL... 1551 Periwinkle Way 472-7242 Lunch 11-3 Happy Hour 3-6 Dinner 5-9 Chris Workman Every Wed. 7-10pm Danny Morgan & Friends Tues. & Thurs. 7-10pm Live Music VOTED BEST CHEFBEST OF THE ISLANDS AWARD FINE ITALIAN CUISINE IL TESORO RISTORANTEinspired by Island Fare in a bistro style C b t ntf r b Tb Gt Pt Wf FREE WI-FI Ft r b L-B Ft r b L-B751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL 239-395-4022 Reservations Suggested www.iltesoro.net Now open in NYC, 82nd & 1st Ave.TASTE OF THE ISLANDS IRON CHEF WINNER 5-7pm Mimosas, Bellinis & Sangrias One for each person at the table (over 21 years of age) to toast for you at the table. The entire table can enjoy a complimentary toast with purchase of 2 or more entrees (cannot be used with any other promotion or coupon) Fresh ingredients, simplicity, love... the recipe for a treasured dining experience Chef/Owner AJ BlackEmail your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


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35 ISLAND SUN JULY 13, 2012 Big s Fun At Broadway Palmby Di SaggauIn telling the story of a high school romance between Greaser Danny Zuko (Jamey Isenor) and wholesome summer fling girlfriend Sandy Dumbrowski (Adrienne Griffiths), the musical Grease captures the rock n roll spirit of the 1950s. The score includes such memorable songs as Summer Nights, Greased Lightning, Look At Me, Im Sandra Dee and Beauty School Dropout.For most Grease fans, Danny Zuko will forever be tied with John Travoltas portrayal, and everyone who has played Danny since must endure the inevitable comparisons. Isenor captures the too-coolfor-school attitude of the character without trying to mimic Travoltas mannerisms. He is extremely likable as an overgrown kid not entirely sure of himself.Griffiths also has great stage presence, especially when she learns a thing or two about being a tough chick from the Pink Ladies. Laura Wright is Rizzo and plays her to perfection with a brash edginess and a touch of sentimentality. Robert Conte nails the role of Kenickie. There is a multitude of talent on stage. The entire cast shows boundless energy and skill in each of their respective numbers. The Greased Lightning number was brimming with youthful testosterone. The pre-show warm up by Kacie Phillips and RJ Magee was a definite highlight and set the mood for a trip back in time. I also loved John Ramseys rendition of Beauty School Dropout. Theres a lot to love in this show. I heard some say they thought it was the best theyve seen at Broadway Palm. But we hear that often. Playing through August 18, Grease is a real audience pleaser with its nostalgia and catchy tunes taking you back to the days of saddle shoes and poodle skirts. I remember them well. Tickets can be reserved by calling 278-4422, by visiting www.BroadwayPalm.com or by stopping by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. The cast of Grease at Broadway Palm performs Greased Lightning Sandy Dumbrowski and Danny Zuko David Anderson Office Manager & Closing Coordinator Elise Carnes Listing Coordinator & Notary Susan Andrews Realtor Broker Owner Lisa Murty Realtor Sales Associate Weekly blog at SanibelSusan.wordpress.com SanibelSusan.com 472-HOME(4663) 888-603-0603 2242 Periwinkle Way Suite 3 at Sanibel Square 1/2+acre parcel on direct-access east-end canal $899K 3-bedroom townhouse in golf & tennis community $324.9K West facing lot near this deeded beach access $179K Large near-beach cul-de-sac parcel in Sanibel Bayous $449K Lot backs up to woods in Dunes golf & tennis community $299K Vacant lot in centrally located community w/ amenities $249K Nightly rental near-beach condo at Colony Resort $149K Updated Club Suite at Sundial Beach Resort $349.9K Walkout beach-front 2-bedroom rental at Sandalfoot $699K Beach-front 2 bedroom with den & income at Compass Point $899K Large near-beach canal home with dock & pool $899K Just steps to the beach from this vacation getaway $499K Wondering why you should buy sooner rather than later? SanibelSusan says, Prices will be rising again on Sanibel & Captiva. More island condos, homes, & lots have sold this year than last. Inventory is diminishing (nearly $400 million already has closed this year)! Prices have stabilized. Sellers tend to be more negotiable in the summer. So, if you want to have a property in place for winter enjoyment or to reap the benefit of high season income, buy NOW! ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE Kathleen Papaleo President Mark OBrien General Manager Susan Barnes Personal Lines Gina Loeber Agent 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472-3022 Summer is over and its time to enjoy those beautiful winter days in Paradise. Have an insurance question? Call our office today for a new Auto quote.


ISLAND SUN JULY 13, 201236 At Sanibel Beauty Salon, take a seat in one of the new power chairs for a luxurious pedicure experience. Salon owners MaryAnne and Deana Banta recently purchased two state-of-the art reclining massage chairs that come with not one but two drink holders, pop-up supports to keep your legs elevated during the pedicure and a seven-color light show that makes the water glow. With the push of a button, the pedicurist fills the bowl to the proper level and temperature. Its probably overkill, said MaryAnne Banta, laughing, but its a lot of fun. We have always been known for our spectacular pedicures. We like to take 45 minutes to an hour because we like to pamper you. The massage system utilizes three separate motors to provide hand-like massages from neck to lower back. Clients can select from several massaging styles including kneading, compression and rolling. These chairs could be described as the Cadillac of salon seating. The salon carries the newest collections of OPI nail polishes. Another new treatment thats available is the Brazilian Blowout, a frizzeliminating, hair smoothing process that takes 60 minutes for those with slightly wavy hair and 90 minutes for people with extremely curly and frizzy hair. Banta said unlike keratin smoothing treatments, Brazilian Blowout doesnt use chemicals but rather relies on a super nutrient complex including acai to seal the cuticle, strengthen the hair and add shine. There is no down time. The minute you leave the salon, you can swim, work out and wash and dry your hair. The results last up to 12 weeks with the use of aftercare products. Sanibel Beauty Salon is at 2330 Palm Ridge Road, phone 472-1111. Holy Smoke Heavenly Barbecue on Captiva has been remodeled and now features a game arcade with billiards and an indoor/outdoor bar surrounded by flatscreen televisions. Table service is available and the expanded menu includes healthier options and new signature burgers and cocktails. The restaurant, in Chadwicks Square at the entrance to South Seas Island Resort, retains its laid-back, casual atmosphere. Phone 472-7501. Sunset Grill is offering an early bird special from 5 to 6 p.m. every day featuring a select bottle of wine with the purchase of two entrees. The grill specializes in prime steaks and fresh seafood and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is located at 6536 Pine Avenue, Sanibel (near Blind Pass), phone 472-2333. Continuing through July at Palm Ridge Plaza is a poker game in which a $100 prize is up for grabs each week for four weeks. Anyone who spends at least $5 in five different stores and businesses receives one playing card per purchase. All the hands played are posted weekly on the window of the Island Book Nook. There are more than a dozen businesses in the plaza at 2330 Palm Ridge Road. Turn your hand in at the Island Book Nook by 4:30 p.m. on Fridays. LIVE ON THE ISLANDS Sweet Melissas Caf features Michael David playing light acoustic background music Wednesday through Saturday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sweet Melissas is at 1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 472-1956. Traditions on the Beach at the Island Inn has live entertainment most nights. This weeks lineup includes: Friday, dancing to Joe McCormick and singer Barbara Smith; Saturday, Joe McCormick and singer Marvilla Marzan; Sunday, closed; Wednesday, Woody Brubaker on the piano, saxophone and vocals; Thursday, dancing to Joe McCormick with popular favorites and smooth vocal stylings, R&B, jazz and pop. Traditions is at 3111 West Gulf Drive, phone 472-4559. George & Wendys Sanibel Seafood Grille has live entertainment as follows: Friday, July 13, The Troublestarters; Wednesday, July 18, Bill Metts; Thursdays, Karaoke. The restaurant is at 2499 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 395-1263. 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, accoustic guitar, contemporary music and dance; Wednesday, Buckeye Ken, contemporary, Top 40 and blues; Thursday, 2 Hot, contemporary, reggae and dance. The Jacaranda is at 1223 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-1771. Traders Store & Cafe 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. 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. The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn will present 14,000 Views on Friday and Saturday, July 13 and 14, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Taylor Stokes will play Tuesday and Wednesday, July 17 and 18. 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 Friday with Dan Confrey; Saturday, Diana Lynn; and Sunday, Buckeye Ken. Phone 472-0606. RC Otters, 11506 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, has live music daily with dining inside and out, phone 395-1142. Keylime Bistro features live music days and nights seven days a week. New to the lineup 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 islandsuncity@aol.com or 395-2299. Please visit our Island Sun online advertisers each week at www.islandsunnews.com. You can click through to their Web sites for more information about real estate, shopping, restaurants and services. Just click on the logos surrounding the front page. Around The Islands With AnneSalons New Pedicure Chairs Offer Luxury; Barbecue Restaurant Is Remodeledby Anne Mitchell One of the two new pedicure chairs at Sanibel Beauty Salon 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 33919 Michael David plays Wednesday through Saturday at Sweet Melissas Caf


37 ISLAND SUN JULY 13, 2012 From page 1Star Spangled Girlradical, liberal magazine. His roommate and partner, Norman Cornell, is played by Jason Boeckman, who has a lot of fun with his role. Norman is a neurotic young man who falls head over heels in love with their new neighbor, Sophie Rauschmeyer, played by Bianca De Sanctis. Sophie is a pint-size ball of energy who rejects Normans affection and ends up falling for Andy. Thats when the fireworks begin and the mens friendship is threatened. The Star-Spangled Girl continues July 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 at 8 p.m. at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. For more information, visit BIG ARTS Marks Box Office, 900 Dunlop Road, call 4726862, 395-0900 or log on to www.BIGARTS. org. Gillian Bath, Kerry and Joe Salatino and David Bath Sherry and Doug Gentry buy 50/50 tickets from Bobby Logue The Millers Paige, Ben, Ian, Nancy and Grant Emma and Kelly Jablonski with Britney Drotleff Jo Anna Bowers and Linda Gornick Jackie and Glenn Chenot Effortless Hurricane Protection For Your Home Effortless Hurricane Protection For Your Home Take Advantage of the Bene ts of Take Advantage of the Bene ts of Aluminum Impact Windows and Doors Aluminum Impact Windows and Doors 99.9% UV Protection 99.9% UV Protection Noise Reduction Noise Reduction /7 Security /7 Security Energy Ef cient Energy Ef cientCalm Before the Storm Rebate Program $100 Rebate $100 Rebate for Every Door $20 Rebate $20 Rebate for Every Window Manufacturers Rebate Expires Sept 30 2012 We Meet or Beat All Competitors Written Estimates 239.267.5858www.WindowsPlusLLC.com Manufacturers Rebate Expires Manufacturers Rebate Expires We Meet or Beat All C ors W Competito s W WeMeetorBeatAll mpeti a tit torBeat e WeMeetorBeatAllC Co o o o r m MeetorBeatA o o orB o o orB p r WeMeetorBe e W W W W M A r r p B B B i C We Meet or Beat All Competitors W w ww.Wi n SWFL Window and Door SpecialistWindows Plus Visit Our Showroom at 10831 Sunset Plaza Circle #107 Fort Myers FL 33908


ISLAND SUN JULY 13, 201238 PGA TipsStretches For Golfby Matt Oakley, PGA Golf ProfessionalAs we age, keeping our bodies physically able to play golf is as important as getting that fancy new driver you see on TV. Golf is a game that can be played for a lifetime if we keep our instrument (our body) finely tuned for a sport that requires flexibility. Here are some tips for keeping your body flexible: Hamstring Stretches Before we do any type of stretches, it is important to warm the body up. A few jumping jacks, running in place or riding a bike for a few minutes will get you ready to stretch. Our hamstring flexibility is vital to being able to obtain and keep a good golf posture and hit solid shots on the clubface. The more flexible they are, the better you will be able to stay in the shot and not lift up and top the ball. Stand with your feet about shoulder width apart and gently bend down towards your toes. After a few weeks of stretching, you will be able to touch your toes if you cant already. After that, you will be able to touch the floor and eventually you will be able to put your hands on the floor. Gary Player was able to play competitive golf until well into his 70s by being the most flexible player on the Champions Tour. Shoulders/Back Stretches Take a golf club and place it behind your back parallel to the ground with both hands on the club at about waist height, one on the left side of you and one on the right side of you. Slowly twist your shoulders without letting your belly button move until you can get the shoulders to turn to 90 degrees from the starting point in both directions. This will increase your shoulder turn which will increase and maintain distance throughout the years. Forearm/Finger Tendon Stretches Stand with your right hand raised to chest level with the palm facing away from you like you are making the stop sign. Then, grab the fingers of your right hand with the fingers of your left hand and gently stretch them towards you and hold for 30 seconds. Then, repeat with the left hand. This will allow the tendons in your forearms, fingers and wrists to release the club through the shot. Secondly, take a golf club in both hands, holding the club up to chest height at the middle of the shaft almost like holding a baton. Half of the club will be on one side of your hands and the other half will be on the other side of your hands. Then, twist the club up and down, which will stretch your forearms which also helps release the club in the shot. Neck Stretches Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Grab the top of your head with either hand and tilt your head in all four directions 30 seconds at a time (right, left, up, down). This will help your posture and help your ability to stay down through the shot. Please stop by The Dunes Golf Shop and have one of our golf professionals explain the types of stretches you should choose to improve your game and allow you to play golf for life. 1. Minnesotas Geoff Zahn, in 1980. 2. False -he hit .316 in 102 games during the strike-shortened 1981 season. 3. Rob Lytle (Michigan in college, 1977; Denver in the NFL, 1978). 4. Atlantas Kevin Willis was 31 when he did it in the 1993-94 season. 5. Rogie Vachon had eight in the 1976-77 season. 6. Cornell junior Kyle Dake has won titles in three weight classes. 7. Seve Ballesteros, with 50. ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ 1. Name the last pitcher to have at least four shutouts and an ERA of more than 4.00 in the same season. 2. True or false: Phillies slugger Mike Schmidt never had a .300 or better batting average for a season. 3. Who was the first player to score a touchdown in both the Rose Bowl and the Super Bowl? 4. In the 2009-10 season, Chauncey Billups became the oldest person (33) in NBA history to average at least 19 points per game. Who had held the mark? 5. During the 2011-12 campaign, Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick set a team mark for most shutouts in a season (10). Who had held the record? 6. From what college is the wrestler who holds the record for most number of weight classes with NCAA championships? 7. Who holds the record for most victories on the PGA European Tour? Hurricane QuizThe Atlantic is the busiest place on earth for tropical cyclones. FALSE: Its not even close. The Western Pacific holds the record for most storms in a year (39), the most intense storm (190 mph), the wettest (91 inches of rain) and the deadliest (with fatalities estimated at 100,000). It also has recorded storms in every month of the year, although the peak remains aligned with the Atlantic in August and September. Provided by American Shore & Beach Preservation Association. 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39 ISLAND SUN JULY 13, 2012A Disastrous First-Half Season For The Red Sox And Twinsby Ed FrankWhen the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins left here following spring training, even the most cynical baseball fans did not envision the miserable first-half season both teams encountered. Boston was considered a legitimate contender in the alwaystough American League Eastern Division, and Minnesota certainly would improve over their disastrous 99-loss season a year ago. But as the Major Leagues took a four-day break this week for the annual All-Star Game, Boston tied for last place in the AL East with a 43-43 record trailed their hated rival, the New York Yankees, by 9 1/2 games after dropping three of four to the Yankees last weekend. Already, the doubters are questioning whether Bobby Valentine was the right choice as Red Sox manager. As for the Twins, who recently had a five-game winning streak and are 6-4 in the last 10 games, they entered the All-Star break at 36-49, dead last in the AL Central. They are 11 games back of the first-place Chicago White Sox, and only Seattle has a poorer record in the American League. The pundits can come up with all kinds of reasons for the poor showing of the two teams, but you need only look at one basic statistic pitching for the principal reason. Boston pitching, with a team ERA of 4.22, is 21st among the 30 Major League teams. And Minnesota pitching is 29th of 30, with a whopping 4.86 ERA. The collapse of Twins pitching is bewildering when you consider that up until last year, they normally ranked near the top in both starting and relief pitching. Three of the last four years, they have selected pitchers as No. 1 picks in the draft, so perhaps improvement is on the horizon. Despite the poor first-half, there are some positives for the Twins from these first 85 games. 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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 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 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. 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ISLAND SUN JULY 13, 201240 Superior InteriorsA Heavenly Havenby Cindy MalszyckiIn todays busy world, everyone needs an escape. Thats why your master bedroom should be more than just a place to sleep. Why not create a serene retreat where you can get away from the noise and bustle of your daily activity? Your master bedroom needs a special touch of elegance to make it feel different and special. Whatever your personal style traditional, English country, contemporary or 18th century now is the time to really give this room the thought it deserves. In this decorating project, your first decision is to lock down your color scheme and anchor print. Perhaps a fabric featuring a spring bouquet of flowers in yellows, raspberry, cornflower blue and soft green is your choice. Or maybe a geometric patterned fabric colored with warm tones of taupe, brown, burnt orange and black might be to your liking. Be sure to utilize your anchor print as much as possible perhaps in your bedding ensemble and even your window treatment. Coordinating prints and solids can then easily be added to your design treatment. These supporting fabrics are best used as accents in your room dust ruffles, chair upholstery, pillow shams and decorative throw pillows. Master bedroom window treatment selections and designs can be a bit tricky. Naturally, youll want to insure that your window design includes a privacy undertreatment perhaps a pleated or cellular shade. You might even want to utilize products that will actually black-out the window light. Over treatments can be beautifully created; let your imagination soar. From balloon shades, to swags and cascades, to a wide variety of custom designed top treatments, your windows will most certainly set the stage for your dream bedroom. Cindy Malszycki is an interior decorator on Sanibel. She can be reached at cindy@decden.net. Top Producers Royal Shell Real Estate recognized its top producers for the month of June. Top listing producers team: McMurray & Nette Top sales producer individual or partners: Jim Branyon Top sales producers team: McMurray & Nette. RSPS CertificationVicki Panico, a realtor with Royal Shell Real Estate, has been awarded the Resort & Second Home Specialist (RSPS) Certification. The RSPS Certification is a nationallyrecognized certification awarded by the National Association of Realtors to real estate professionals who wish to demonstrate and promote to consumers and their peers alike their expertise in the resort and second home specialty. 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 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 www.gigicompanies.com 239-541-7282Schedule free estimates or visit our new show roomLic.# S3-12238 G Ibtn Pfr Ibtn Pfr Mnff S Mnff S Rbt Cnfrbt Rbt Cnfrbt Dfb Pnnt Dr Pbn Cnn Dfb Pnnt Dr Pbn Cnn 1 1 Cnn Cnfrbt Dfb Cnn Cnfrbt Dfb Gnn Dn G Gnn Dn GSince 2001, A Southwest Florida Paver Contractor Jim Branyon Mike McMurray and Trevor Nette ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS Vicki Panico


41 ISLAND SUN JULY 13, 2012 Estate planning lawyers get used to the vocabulary that they use every day. It becomes second nature. We throw around words like grantor, trustee and beneficiary assuming that whoever we happen to be talking to knows what we mean. But many times, folks dont understand the terminology. I was reminded of this not too long ago during a recent doctor appointment when my doctor reviewed blood work results with me. Doc said something about my cholesterol counts, using medical acronyms such as HDL and LDL. He even threw in the word statin for good measure. Mirroring his expression, I nodded my head with a serious a look on my face as if I understood what he was saying. When I arrived home that evening for dinner, Patti asked me if my checkup went okay. Honestly, I dont know! I replied, shaking my head. So it occurred to me that when I use legal terms, not everyone will understand. When I say the word trust, what does that really mean? A trust is really nothing more than a contract between the grantor the person who dictates the trust terms and the trustee the person who has the responsibility to carry out the trust terms. This trust or contract tells the trustee how he or she is supposed to hold the assets or property that the trust owns, how the assets are to be invested and sold, to whom the trustee should make distributions and when. In most revocable living trusts, the grantor is also the initial trustee meaning that the person who dictates the trust also controls its investments and distributions. When the original grantor gets sick or dies and can no longer serve as trustee, then someone else serves as trustee. The analogy that I like to use is to imagine a trust as a bus route. A city planner designs a bus route by mapping where it will go and where it stops. He draws lines on a map that route the bus north on Main Street, east on First Avenue for three blocks then south on Lincoln Boulevard. The city planner is the same as the grantor of the trust. Just as the city planner maps the bus route, the grantor maps the trusts route. The grantor of the trust directs the attorney to write the words that results in what the trust says and does. The bus driver is the trustee. Like the bus driver, the trustee should not deviate from the planned route. Just as the bus driver is charged with the responsibility of driving the bus safely, the trustee navigates current conditions to ensure that the grantors intentions are carried out for the benefit of the beneficiaries. Just as there are different shifts of bus drivers who drive the same route the morning shift, afternoon shift and night shift there could be different trustees. The first trustee might be the grantor herself, but when she gets sick, the next trustee steps in. So who are the beneficiaries? These are the people who receive the bounty from the trust. In my bus analogy, these are the passengers. They benefit from the creation of the bus route and bus drivers work to get to where they wish to go. The bus driver, you will note, is not a beneficiary. He has a job that he has to do. So, when you create a trust and name your brother Jim as the trustee but your daughter Suzie as the beneficiary, Jim doesnt get the bounty from the trust. He has a job to do. Jim must make sure that the trust assets are held and invested wisely for the benefit of Suzie. Jim is the bus driver who gets the bus to where it is supposed to go. Sometimes, the trustee is also a beneficiary. Here that person is said to be wearing two hats. They have the responsibility to carry out the trust functions, but they also benefit from the trust. Where there are multiple beneficiaries and if the trustee is also one of the beneficiaries, then that person has to be careful to carry out his duties for the benefit not just of himself, but for all beneficiaries. This is like the bus driver who makes sure that all of his passengers exit the bus first in the event of an emergency. He doesnt run off the bus first and hope that all his passengers know to escape the danger. As for my doctor, it turns out that I had nothing to worry about. Patti was a dietitian in a former life before we had children. She spoke to my doctor and was able to translate the terminology for me into language I understand. But she did warn me to lay off the junk food. Rats! Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Will PowerThe Bus Driverby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. 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Greggs, NCSPDear Readers, Occasionally, I share important press releases with you about children and their unique needs. Next week is National Parenting Gifted Children Week, and I wanted to provide some information about gifted children from an organization that I hold in high regard. This press release has excellent resources about the gifted population and ideas on educating and parenting your gifted children. The fifth annual National Parenting Gifted Children Week is July 15 to 21, according to the national nonprofit organization SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted), official sponsor of the week. National Parenting Gifted Children Week was established with the National Special Events Registry in 2007 to celebrate the joys and challenges of raising, guiding and supporting bright young minds. This year, SENG begins its celebration with its SENG 2012 Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Shining Light on Giftedness: Empowering Families and Communities will be held on July 13 and 14. The conference features keynote continued on page 42


From page 41School Smartspeakers and authors Michael Piechowski, Rosina Gallagher and Joy Lawson Davis, as well as nearly 50 different sessions designed for grandparents, parents, educators and mental health professionals; continuing education credit options for psychologists, health professionals and educators; and programs for children and teens. Register online at www.sengifted. org/programs/conferences/milwaukee2012-conference/registration. To learn more about the SENG conference, visit www.sengifted.org and read a recent interview with SENG Founder James T. Webb, Organization Rallies for Gifted Children (www.examiner. com/article/organization-supports-giftedchildren). In 1981, SENG was formed to bring attention to the unique emotional needs of gifted children. Its mission is to empower families and communities to guide gifted and talented individuals to reach their goals: intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually. SENG is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization led by a highly dedicated volunteer board of directors to provide free and low-cost programs to address the social and emotional needs of gifted children and the families, educators and health professionals who serve them. SENG envisions a world where gifted, talented and creative individuals are supported to build gratifying, meaningful lives and contribute to the well-being of others, and, to this end, reaches out to diverse communities that share our mission across the nation and the globe. What can you do to support NPGC Week? Register for the SENG 2012 Conference: Shining Light on Giftedness. Download SENGs FREE ebook, The Joy and the Challenge: Parenting Gifted Children, published to celebrate NPGC Week 2011, available for Kindle, Nook and from Smashwords. Sign up for SENGs free newsletter to be among the first to receive information about our new 2012 NPGC Week eBook. Encourage organizations, schools and businesses in your area that provide resources for families of gifted children to publicize information. Join SENG on Facebook and Twitter, and post information on your own social media pages. Watch and share SENGs YouTube video The Misdiagnosis of Gifted Children and the MSN video report Is My Child Gifted? Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to smgreggs@gmail.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. ISLAND SUN JULY 13, 201242 Childrens Center Summer Camp Is Fun For The Little OnesThe Childrens Education Center of the Islands Summer Camp is open to all kids up to five years old. The camp continues its summer with a week of All Those Animals. The children put on an animal puppet show, brought in photos of their pets and learned about jungle animals. The week themed Under the Big Top was a huge success with Robbie the Ringmaster and his Magic Show. The children dressed up as members of the circus, complete with a strongman and acrobats. For the week of July 4, the kids participated in Field Day Olympics and were in the Sanibel and Captiva Islands Independence Day parade. Every Thursday and Friday, its water day at the school, where the kids play with misters, buckets and lots and lots of water. Each week is a new experience with lots of imagination and creativity for all the little ones to enjoy. 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 FL Daniel S. Nelson Re Lic BK3223097. Williams & Williams Re Lic 1032049. Thomas L Williams Auc Lic AU1112. Sanibel Home Auctions July 29williamsauction.com/Sanibel 800.801.8003 real estateauction SANIBEL, FL 3BR 2BA 1,608+/sf home on Sanibel Island, surrounded by tropical landscaping and located near gorgeous Gulf Coast beaches. Property consists of two lots totaling .4+/acre, providing plenty of room for swimming pool or an addition to the house. Features floor-to-ceiling windows in the two-story entry, an open floor plan with plenty of light, upstairs master bedroom with private bath and updated kitchen. Home also has a fantastic upstairs screened-in lanai and spacious covered downstairs loggia. Nominal Opening Bid: $25,000 1-4pm Sun, July 15 & 22, Sat July 28 and one hour prior to auction. 2pm, Sun July 29 on site or bid live from anywhere at auctionnetwork.com Circus Day


43 ISLAND SUN JULY 13, 2012 From page 39Disastrous First-Half Seasonthe 2009, can hit. Clearly, injuries have decimated the Red Sox. At one time or another in the first three months of the season, they were without three starting pitchers, their closer, left fielder, center fielder, second baseman and two relievers. Then just last week, Dustin Pedroia, the Red Sox most valuable player, went on the DL with an injured thumb. Jacoby Ellsbury, the runner-up form the American League Most Valuable Player Award last year, has missed almost three months with a shoulder injury. And the Red Sox injury list goes on and on. The Red Sox Nation, however, should not lose hope. Phil Rogers, the respected baseball writer for the Chicago Tribune, selected Boston as the team likely to have a hot second-half. Heres what he wrote this week: The Red Sox will rebound. Playing for Bobby Valentine is never easy, but thats because he pushes his teams. Im a believer, and I think Boston fans will see what I mean when July turns to August and the Red Sox start getting healthy. It may take a trade or two the bullpen is an area of concern but the Red Sox are going to step it up after a chaotic, disappointing first half. Lets hope hes right. Miracle .500 In Second Half The Class A Fort Myers Miracle baseball team began the week with a 9-9 record in the seasons second half, just two games out of first place in the Florida State Leagues South Division. The Miracle are home at Hammond Stadium beginning Sunday for four games against the Dunedin Blue Jays. Sundays first pitch is at 4:05 p.m., the Monday and Tuesday games at 7:05 p.m. and a Wednesday matinee at 12:05 p.m. 15631 San Carlos Blvd. Fort Myers 15631 San Carlos Blvd. Fort Myers Living Room Bedroom Dining Room Patio Recliners Mattresses L i i R B d LivingRoom Bedroom Furniture To Fit Your Florida Your Florida Lifestyle! Lifestyle! Family Owned & Operated Serving Lee County For Over 20 YearsSimmons Beautyrest Restonic Comfort Care 4894893311 3311 4894893311 3311 GladiolusMcGregorSummerlin Rd.San CarlosFrom SanibelFrom Ft. Myers Beach $10000 OFF$1,00000 Or MoreWith Coupon. Prior purchases excluded. Not valid with other offers. Expires 7/31/12 $5000 OFF$50000 Or MoreWith Coupon. Prior purchases excluded. Not valid with other offers. Expires 7/31/12 LARGE SELECTIONWICKER& RATTANM-F 9-6 Sat. 9-5 Sun. 11-5 www.furniture-world.net Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN JULY 13, 201244 Choosing e Right Insurance Agent Makes All e Di erencemmeek@rosierinsurance.com239-472-1152 Marge MeekLong-time Island Resident Call me anytime for your business and personal insurance needs. Serving Florida for over 55 years with a team of over 35 professionals. THE ISLANDS FULL SERVICE CPA FIRM Business and Individual Taxes BP Claims Processed Condo Associations and Nonpro ts BookkeepingPersonal Service Sets Us Apart. Call Today 239.472.1323The Village Shops 2340 Periwinkle Way, Suite J2, Sanibel The Shell Point Retirement Community recently hosted a Chamber Day, where the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce staff toured the property and amenities and were also treated to lunch at their open-to-the-public Palm Grill. Shell Point Retirement Community is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road and McGregor Boulevard, two miles before the Sanibel Causeway. To learn more about Shell Point, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131. Pool Service & Supply Pool Service & Supply Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Free computerized water analysis Free computerized water analysiswww.bannerpoolservice.com FL Lic. #CPC1457804 FL Lic. #CPC1457804STORE HOURS: M-F 9-4 SAT 10-1 SERVICE: MON-SAT 8-5 Stop by our store in Anchor Point 1633 Periwinkle Way SOMETIMES THE SOMETIMES THE BEST PLAN IS A BEST PLAN IS A NEW PLAN. NEW PLAN.Greg Weglarz, President OwnerLicense # CG CA05420Phone: (239)489.0442 Cell: (239)822.2947 Email: gregwegz@earthlink.netwww.gregweglarz.com Chamber of Commerce Visitor Staff setting out to tour Shell Point Retirement Community earlier this monthChamber Of Commerce Staff Tour Shell Point Retirement Community Email editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com June Top AgentsPremier Sothebys International Realty of Sanibel and Captiva announced that Denise Chambre was named their Top Marketing Agent and Jennifer Berry was selected their Top Sales Agent during the month of June. ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS Denise Chambre Jennifer Berry Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


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 1 BD/2 BA, Comfortably Sleeps 4 South Seas Island Resort Canal and Bay Views Winter Retreat/Income Producing $295,000 $309,000 John and Denice Beggs 239.357.5500 Private Courtyard Estate Captiva 4BD/4.5BA Andy Rosse Villa Private In-Law Suite State of the Art Kitchen Secluded Pool and Spa $2,375,000 MLS 2120187 Jane Reader Weaver 239.472.1302 Bayside Villa 5132 Large 1BD/2BA at South Seas Directly on Bay with Sunrise Views Perfect Island Retreat or Rental Property Steps to Pool, Beach, Shops & More $275,000 MLS 2120260 Fred Newman or Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 Seascape of Sanibel 3BD/3.5BA with Enlarged Ensuite Guest Rooms Total Recon guration and Remodel Front & Rear Lanais Exceptionally Furnished $1,349,000 MLS 2120531 Jane Reader Weaver 239.464.2249 Pet Friendly For Owners 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Fully Furnished on Beach Close to All Amenities Beautifully Updated Throughout $492,500 MLS 2111123 Sally Davies 239.691.3319 Premier East End Location 3BD/3.5BA Direct Access Canal Home Recently Remodeled-3,000 S.F. Living Space Large Screened Pool 140 of Beautiful Seawall Canal Frontage $1,795,000 MLS 2120159 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Quaint Tropical Retreat Sanibel 2 Bedrooms, 2-baths Gulf Access w/Dock and Lift Separate Garage and Workshop Canal View $499,000 MLS 2100507 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Olde Florida Style Triplex 5BD/3BA with Updated Interior Use of Holiday Inn Amenities Located on Grounds of Sanibel Surfside Just Steps to Beach $475,000 MLS 2110097 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Barefoot Way Magni cent 6 Bedrooms, 7.5 Baths Gulf Front Luxury with Privacy Multiple Lanais, Beautiful Pool & Spa Gourmet Kitchen/Huge Master Suite $6,250,000 MLS 2111185 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Sea Pines Townhome Rarely Available 3BD/3BA Serene Natural Setting-Nestled in Pines Gorgeous River Views Floating Dock, Multiple Porches $485,000 MLS 2120012 Sarah Ashton 239.691.4915 Sanibel Authentic Beach Home Gorgeous Setting on High Ridge Super Wide Beach Views & Sunsets All New Interior, Casual Elegance Beautifully Landscaped with Coconut & Royal Palms $3,150,000 MLS 2120294 McMurray & Nette, 239.281.4435 Panoramic Beach Front 2 Acres of Ultimate Sanibel Real Estate Gated Subdivision Gulf Ridge Sophisticated but Casual 4BD/4.5BA Elevator, Wood Floors, Gourmet Kitchen $4,250,000 MLS 2120422 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 Bayou Estate Boaters Dream Location Newer 4BD/4.5BA with Pool/Spa Olde Florida Style with Boat House Separate Garage/Workshop Buildings, RV Hook-up $1,995,000 MLS 2111215 McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888 Gulf to Bay Beach House 5BD/6.5BA with Deep Water Dock Relaxed Balance of Indoor/Outdoor Living Open Design and Breathtaking Vistas Multi-Level Lanais, Pool & Spa $7,995,000 MLS 2801546 McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888 Great Island Beach Condo! 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms Gorgeously Remodeled and Decorated Beach Views From Living Room & Porch Virtual Tour: www.compasspointcondo.info $569,000 MLS 2111084 Bob & Viv Radigan 239.691.6240 Captiva Hide-A-Way Captiva Intimate 8-Unit Complex Corner Haven with Gulf Access 2 Bedrooms, 2-baths Views of Pine Island Sound $649,000 MLS 2900694 John and Denice Beggs 239.357.5500239.472.0078 | 800.805.0168RoyalShellSales.com | RoyalShell.com Real Estate We make it easy. You make it home. 45 ISLAND SUN JULY 13, 2012


ISLAND SUN JULY 13, 201246 by Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: Ive tried everything for rheumatoid arthritis and Im still disabled, worse now than several years ago. Ive spent thousands on Enbrel, Humira, Remicade and Cytoxan. Any advice? SC, Miami, Florida Im sorry for your anguish and expense. Because youre worse now, I question your diagnosis. With the exception of the immunosuppressive chemo drug Cytoxan, the other three medications you tried are selfinjected DMARDs, for disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs. They relieve joint inflammation and damage and usually help people with RA, severe psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis. All the meds work by suppressing your immune system which explains their side effect of increased frequency of infections. Now, if you have an auto-immune disease (and rheumatoid arthritis is thought to be an auto-immune disease), then DMARDs are reasonable because they calm the hyperactive immune response. This is why most people with true RA respond. But what about the non-responders to medication, like yourself, the ones who get worse? What if all that swelling, tenderness, pain, deformity and reduced range of motion was not truly RA? For some of you, those RA symptoms may be driven by a Lyme-related organism called Bartonella, and suppressing your immune system is precisely the wrong thing to do because it worsens symptoms. With infections, one needs to rev immune function, not smack it down. Suppressing your immune system allows the bugs to have a wild party in you, which means pain and swelling. Bartonella is best known to cause cat scratch fever. Infections cause chronic fatigue, joint pain, rheumatoid-like symptoms as well as anxiety, agitation, seizures, psychosis, bipolar, panic and other mental/cognitive problems. Bartonella is considered a Lyme co-infection organism and is transmitted by ticks, fleas or bites and scratches from cats or dogs. A study published in the May 2012 issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases sampled 296 patients. Of those, 62 percent had antibodies to Bartonella and 41 percent had remnants of bacterial DNA from the organism strongly indicating that exposure to Bartonella is associated with RA. The researchers stated, However, our results thus far do implicate Bartonella as a factor in at least some cases. If the link between Bartonella and rheumatoid illnesses is valid, it may also open up more directed treatment options for patients with rheumatoid illnesses. What they mean by directed treatment options is antibiotics that kill this bug. The specific offending Bartonella organisms include B. henselae, B. kohlerae and B. vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii. Testing for Bartonella or Bartonellalike organisms (BLO) is a huge challenge. If you do test, I urge you to use Igenex Labs (www.Igenex.com) or Fry Labs (www.frylabs.com) because other labs commonly produce false negatives, thus prolonging your suffering. Physicians should diagnose you based upon symptoms, your failure to respond to standard RA treatment, Igenex or Fry lab results, and elevated blood levels of VEGF (Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor) which Bartonella microbes produce. Antimicrobials (herbal or prescribed) help eradicate the organism. 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. Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: My boyfriend of seven months broke it off with me about a month ago, and I am still reeling over this. I am so angry because he completely lied to me about why he called it off. I found out later. My friends tell me I need to get over him and I want to, but I think about him all the time. How can I get over him?A: Its totally understandable why you are angry as his lies left you feeling betrayed and vulnerable. While your friends dont like to see you hurting, has anyone mentioned to you that forgiveness can be quite powerful? Its especially hard to forgive when angry. Anger is a stage of the grief process, and you are grieving the loss of this opportunity to have developed this relationship with someone you obviously cared for. Forgiveness is a component of the human spirit that acts as a bridge to connect the mind and body. If unresolved anger is a toxin to the human spirit, then forgiveness is an antidote. If you choose to hold on to the anger, know that it is only hurting you. Try sitting down and writing a letter to this guy. The letter is for you, so you can tear it, burn it, bury it or tuck it away somewhere. You can start out with all you are angry about and how much you dislike his behavior and what he did. Then write about all the good things you got from the relationship, including the lesson you learned. While it may take time to let go of your resentment and animosity, it will be in your best interest to transcend your anger into forgiveness so you can be clear and move on. Otherwise, you will hold on and not be able to move forward. deaRPharmacistMaybe You Dont Really Have Rheumatoid Arthritis Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or emailpress@islandsunnews.com


47 ISLAND SUN JULY 13, 2012 Dr. DaveBladder Mattersby Dr. Dave HepburnHey, youre in town? Well, the Beerfest Olympics are on and No, Youre In Town is the name of a play, a comedy. Lets go. And so I sashayed down to the fee-ate-her to watch... WHAT!?! Urinetown, a dripping saga about well actually. itd spoil the show if I let it leak out. Urologists live in the real life of Urinetown. Heck, they live in Urineworld (not unlike Kevin Costners Waterworld, but with more scopes and nurses, less shooting). Poor urologists get to address not only urological problems but also must endure questions about strokes and headaches after having been introduced at the golf club social as a neurologist. As Dr. Pete The Plumber Pommerville, an urologist extraordinaire, sums it up, Just call us a peeologist and be done with it but quit calling me at 3 a.m. about Mrs. Hornwiggles nervous twitch. I sat down with Dr. Pommerville to discuss the world of snakes and bladders. Me: So, big Peter, you and I hail from the same hometown of Carleton Place, Ontario. How come our paths deviated so widely... Im a GP while you ended up in urology? PP: Well, Im smarter than you. Now lets talk about incontinence. OAB (Over Active Bladder) is a bladder matter easily identified by the OAB victim carrying a GPS with all bathrooms accurately marked within three square miles of wherever theyll be. This dastardly drip can often be plugged quite effectively with one pill a day. But for those who dont want to pop pills there is a new technique Im using injecting Botox into the bladder wall. Me: To relax the bladder tension? PP: No, for cosmetic purposes, you pecker head (classic urologists insult). Of course, its to relax and soothe the spasticity of the bladder and makes life flow with ease. I do a lot of these primarily because left over Botox I get to use on my crows feet. A different but often simultaneous problem is stress incontinence which refers to the stress the woman has each time she laughs or coughs and ends up knocking out someones eye. Urine leakage can get so bad that Depends are at the top of the grocery list. If Kegels exercises (which entails screaming KEEEEGLE every time you tighten your pelvic floor) dont work, then this condition is corrected by means of a simple bladder suspension. The suspense is killing me. I hope itll last. Willy Wonka ME: What about bladder infections? PP: When we as urologists say OK girls, front-to-back we arent talking about car seats. Girls and bladder infections are like tax season or dentists. Unpleasant events that come around all too often. Men have a built-in urethral defense mechanism known as length, put there deliberately by that great urologist in the sky because he knew men wouldnt go to a doctor with a bladder infection until their kidneys were floating somewhere up by their Adams Apple. But women have short urethras, which bacteria delight in zipping up wherein they find a huge inviting pool of urine and dive right in. They have a party, invite friends, make new friends (literally make them) and the poor host irritated by all this partying feels a sense of urgency, frequency of urination, discomfort and sometimes even blood in the urine. As gals age, they make less estrogen, a hormone that normally stands guard over the urethra like a reform school nun. It turns bacteria away when they come knocking on the urethral door. I often give an estrogen cream to postmenopausal women with recurrent bladder infections. Makes em feel like an Olympic athlete... at least at the Beerfest. 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. Indispensable Advice from Dr. Dave Get your copy of Dr. Daves Book at Sanibel Island Books and Gifts,1571 Periwinkle Way 472-5223 VASANTA SENERAT CPA, P.A.CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT SANIBEL 472-60001633 Periwinkle Way Anchor Point FORT MYERS 418-00083949 Evans Ave. Suite 205 Accounting and Tax Preparation for Businesses Individuals Condo Associations Non Residents 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 daughter must have been born bossy, and her personality has never changed. She demanded and forced me into an assisted living community, which I cannot afford. I needed a little help, but not this lack of independence. In order for my insurance to pay, I have to just give up and let others do all of my care care that I could do myself. What can I do to get out of this mess? Miriam Dear Miriam, You are a competent adult. As such, you can make your own choices regarding where you want to live. My experience has been that well meaning adult children err on the part of safety for their parents without understanding the serious consequences on independence and happiness for their parents. I believe that there is a place for assisted living, however, it must be the right time, and sometimes that time never comes for many older people. Discuss with your physician his or her perspective of your health status and ability to be independent in the home. Then, pick up the phone and start locating needed services for your home. The trend is for older adults to live in their own homes. There are many companies in the business of providing in-home services. Pryce Dear Miriam, I was always under the impression that living communities checked out the persons ability to pay, first and foremost. I would call my attorney and tell him your problem. Does your daughter have power of attorney? If not, you can make your own decisions and find out your options. Are there other family members who could help you? Maybe this daughter could get advice from them. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Send your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com


LAWN MAINTENAN C E CO N S TRU C TI O N/REM O DELIN G CO MPUTER S ERVI C E S 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: jesuslawncare@gmail.comPET S ITTIN G Island Pet SittingKelly TyrrellIsland Resident395-9999kellyatyrrell@me.com TREE & 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 up239-896-678948 ISLAND SUN JULY 13, 2012PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY From page 1Art Show At LibraryFlorida soon learn they must modify their paint palette and change to Florida colors because the light and hue here often appear more vibrant than in northern states. Outdoor paint-outs are always a favorite among the participating artists, members and guests alike. Other meeting places include Bowmans Beach, Blind Pass, the Sanibel Lighthouse and JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Tourists enjoy observing the artists create extraordinary interpretations of local scenes. Seasonally each Thursday morning, the artists meet at a different island location to paint and then gather for lunch and a critique. The variety of individual styles fascinates everyone at these encouraging critiques. Many of the scenic paintings are shown in local galleries throughout the year and are favored by viewers who wish to purchase a little of the islands to take back north. The Sanibel Public Library welcomes residents and visitors to check out their facilities and see what they offer including computers and internet access. For more information, call 472-2483 or log on to www.sanlib.org. For Art League information, write to P.O. Box 1192, Sanibel, FL 33957 or log on to www.sancapart. com. CC Caldwell Dan Winters Neil Glaser Yola Downey Anne Kittel Nory McNelis


49 ISLAND SUN JULY 13, 2012PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 51 answer on page 51 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 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 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 UPH O L S TERYA Friendly Personalized Service From Owner-Operator Steven CservenyakPARAMOUNT DECORATOR & UPHOLSTERYsince 1974 Complete line of quality upholstery work by European CraftsmanWe work with the finest imported silk, satin, damask, brocades, velvets, hand-loomed crewel, embroidered tapestries from Italy, Belgium & India.Antique Furniture Restoration We also do boat cushions & down feather cushions472-8086 735 Donax Street, Sanibel IslandREM 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 beachfloordecor@aol.comVerticals Mini Blinds Draperies Wallpaper Furniture Ceramic Wood Appliances Interior Painting Custom Cabinets Upholstery Kitchen & Bath RemodelingSanibel Design CenterPam Ruth V.P. Interior Design (Cell) 239-850-4128


50 ISLAND SUN JULY 13, 2012P 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 # CPC1457386 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 COS METI CS MAGGIE BUTCHER 904 Lindgren Blvd. Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Ph: 239-395-0978 / 317-509-6014 mbutcher@marykay.com Products: www.marykay.com/mbutcher Career information available Gift ideas available Call for Summer Specials! G LA SS Stevens & Sons GlassReplacement Impact Windows & Sliding Doors, Mirrors, Tub & Shower Enclosures, Store Fronts, Porch Enclosures, French Doors, Plate Glass2416 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Phone: (239) 472-0032 Fax: (239) 472-0680Insured Licensed# S2-11975Specialists in impact condo complex replacement PAINTING 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: 841-4302PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on MarketThe SanctuarySanibel2001 4,845 2,298,5002,030,000 177 CasesFort Myers Beach2006 2,961 1,595,0001,400,000 28 CasesFort Myers Beach2007 2,961 1,495,0001,300,000 27 The Sanctuary Sanibel1993 4,428 1,199,0001,199,000 56 West Bay Club Estero2000 3,716 1,249,9001,150,000 150 Gulf Harbour Yacht & CCFort Myers1997 3,744 799,000750,000 360 Indian BayouFort Myers Beach2004 3,763 674,900630,000 0 Cape Coral Cape Coral1993 2,293 624,900598,000 24 Gulf Harbour Yacht & CCFort Myers1996 2,536 569,000565,000 161 Cape Coral Cape Coral1999 2,243 549,900540,000 128Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales Beachview Scramble ResultsAs Mother Nature was sprinkling the island with rain on Friday afternoon, scramble golfers gathered in the clubhouse to plan their strategy. And as the 5:30 starting time approached, the rain stopped, the skies cleared and golfers were treated to another beautiful Sanibel evening. The top team this week, winning by one stroke, was John Vaughn, Mike McDaniel, Chip Wolfe and Eric Carlson. The Timbers/Sanibel Grill closest to the pin contest was won by first-time scramble player Mark McCloskey. Beachview Golf Course hosts the Friday Scramble each week. Cost is $30 per player and includes golf, dinner and prizes. Mark McCloskey The top team this week was John Vaughn, Mike McDaniel, Chip Wolfe and Eric CarlsonEmail your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


KING CROSSWORD MAGIC MAZE SUDOKU SUPER CROSSWORD PUZZLE ANSWERS51 ISLAND SUN JULY 13, 2012 SCRAMBLERS PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY FI S HIN G C HARTERLight Tackle Sport Fishing Tarpon Snook Red sh & More p CAPT. MAT CAPT. MAT T T MI MI TCHELL TCHELL USCG USCG Licensed Licensed & Insured & InsuredC: (239) 340-8651www.captmattmitchell.com email: captmattmitchell@aol.com email your ad to: ads@islandsunnews.com email your press release to: press@islandsunnews.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 CO MPUTER S /TE C HN O L OG Y C OMPUTERS LAWN MAINTENAN C E 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


HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED BOATS CANOES KAYAKS COMMERCIAL SPACE 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 HELLE'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 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 volunteers@crowclinic.org RS 10/28 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 4/6 NC TFN 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 7/6 CC 7/27 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 experienceDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800SR 1/30 B TFN NS 5/4 BM TFN RS 7/6 NC 7/27FOR SALETired of Renting? Owner Says SELL IT! 3br/3ba on the Sanibel River Dock Pool Stroll to Beach Dog-friendly Wind-rated Home Watch for absent owners Major Price Reduction! $579,000 $485,000 Contact Sarah Ashton Realtor Royal Shell Real Estate 239/691-4915 NS 6/29 BM 7/20 ADRIANAS CLEANING SERVICETotally honest with a passion for perfection. Home and condo. 239-839-3984 adrianabolen8919@hotmail.com RR 7/6 PC 7/27 BILLING COORDINATOR/ RECEPTIONISTEnthusiastic and ef cient individual wanted for Sanibel medical/therapy of ce. Must have excellent organization, communication and multi-tasking skills. Pro ciency in Microsoft of ce and medical/ therapy billing/practice management software required. Prior medical/therapy of ce/front desk management/billing/coding experience preferred. Please call 239-297-4997 for more information. NS 7/6 CC 7/13 CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE MONDAY AT NOON52 ISLAND SUN JULY 13, 2012 TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO:IslandSunNews.comCLICK ONPLACE CLASSIFIED


REAL ESTATE VACATION RENTAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL VACATION RENTAL WANTED TO BUY LOST AND FOUND FOR SALE FICTITIOUS NAMERE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311NS 3/30 BM TFN CASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 7/13 CC 8/3 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 239-579-0511RR 6/1 CC 6/29 ANNUAL RENTAL FOR $1,300 PER MONTHSmall 4 bedroom 2 bath house on canal located on the East end. Pets okay. $1,300 per month. Please call Mark at 310-8660031 or email at markjmeyers@mac.comNS 6/29 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTALTwo newly-remodeled 3/2s available in a duplex with a shared, screened-in pool. UF, Washer/Dryer, close to the Sanibel School, deeded beach access & parking included just down the street! Each unit is $2,000/ month. Pets okay. Call 239-728-1920.NS 7/6 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBEL472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc. Sanibelannualrentals.com RS 7/6 BM TFNFOUR 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. Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277S 10/9 B TFN SCAN CODE FOR A FREE LIST OF ALL ISLAND PROPERTIESFOR SALEVISITwww.FreeSanibelList.comPfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL239-472-0004RS 6/17 BM TFNPERIWINKLE PARK $39,9001BR/1BTH Newly renovated with oak ooring open kitchen beautiful landscape & nicely decorated. Central H/AC. 10 x 30 Lanai. Corner lot. 239-233-7061. NS 6/29 CC 7/6 CELL PHONE LOSTLost at Sanibel School parking lot about May 16. Call 239-288-6031.NS 7/13 NC TFN HUGE ESTATE JEWELRY SALELargest 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 7/13 CC TFN FICTITIOUS NAMENOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the ctitious name of Showcase Landscaping, P.O. Box 324, Sanibel, Florida 33957, in the community of Sanibel, Lee County, State of Florida, intends to register this ctitious name with the Division of the Corporations of the Florida Department of State in Tallahassee, Florida. Jared Livezey, OwnerNS 7/13 CC 7/13 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION (((HOARDERS))) GARAGE SALEThis Saturday July 14 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 1128 Sandcastle in the Dunes, Sanibel Weve got a ton of amazing crap that must go -Childs ATV, skiff boat, sporting goods, shing poles, reels, tools, electronics, computer monitors, video games, dvds/cds, toys, Riedell leather quad and speed skates, childrens protective gear (pads, helmets), train table, clothes, holiday decorations, household items, kitchen stools, misc. furniture, and bunch of other random junk -this is a HOARDERS paradise! I hate to purge all of my treasures, but its part of my therapy and I MUST make room for more crap. Come early for coffee and donuts -Bring cash and a truck -Only awesome people invited!NS 7/13 CC 7/13 GARAGE SALEFriday July, 13th 8am 2pm *No early birds please 556 Sea Oats Drive Home goods, Video games & Game systems DS lite & Play Station 3. Complete set of scuba gear by Scuba Pro (size Medium BC), only used a couple times. Older BC XL By U.S. Divers & Other dive gear. Furniture-Leather chair, Leather chase Lounge & Cherry wall entertainment center.NS 7/13 CC 7/13 CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 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. 53 ISLAND SUN JULY 13, 2012 Shelling Shelling Sanibel? Sanibel? To have your picture in the paper To have your picture in the paper bring rare shell nds to the bring rare shell nds to the NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva Islands1640 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel RENTALNice 2B/2B furnished Sanibel cottage with pool. Six to nine month lease. $2,300 plus utilities. Call 330-472-0420. NS 7/13 CC 7/13


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 54 ISLAND SUN JULY 13, 2012 My name is Vinny and I am a 7-yearold male black and tan bloodhound. Im a scent hound, and right now Im on the hunt for a new home. Im a little shy but very affectionate. If youd like a big dog in a baggy suit, I would suit you quite well. My adoption fee is $10 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Red, White or Blue Adoption Promotion. My name is Cat Stevens and I am a 3-year-old neutered male gray tabby domestic short hair. Im a cool cat who will make a really cool companion. Ive been at the shelter since March, so it would be great if I could find my forever home soon. Im quiet and easy going and would fit in with a single or multi pet household. While youre away, I can entertain myself with toys or just take a power nap. When you get home, Ill be your lap cat. My adoption fee is $10 (regularly $50) during Animal Services Red, White or Blue Adoption Promotion. For information about this weeks pets, call 5337387 (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, ageappropriate 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. Cat Stevens ID# 530418 Vinny ID# 538851 photos by squaredogphoto.com Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


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Villa offers full kitchen, private screened balcony, washer, dryer, fully furnished 2 story with master suite on second level. Renovated and refurbished with impeccable detail; spectacular view of Pine Island Sound. South Seas Island Resort offers a quiet refuge with secluded luxury, exclusive amenities, and abundant nature. Offered for $507,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632.#5344Private, distinguished, and elegant modern Bermuda style 2 story condo. Melodramatic waterfront views across Pine Island Sound leading to the Gulf of Mexico. Picturesque sunrise while listening to the sound, blending with the beauty of nature. Flawlessly appointed features; main floor offering bedroom with en-suite bath, state-of-the-art appointments in kitchen dining and living area perfectly balanced with a gracious second floor master bedroom. Comfortable casual living is found in this three bedroom corner residence. 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BEACHWALK OF SANIBELPreconstruction opportunity in Beachwalk Lot A, an exciting new subdivision on east end just steps from the beach access. Great 3 bedroom, 2 bath floor plan with metal roof, concrete board siding and impact windows, granite countertops, raised wood panel cabinets on the near beach lot. Act soon and pick your own interior and exterior appointments! Priced right at $679,900. Contact Ken Colter 239/851-1357 or Bob Berning 239/699-9597 GARDENS AT BEACHWALKThis turn-key, fully furnished and accessorized waterfront two bedroom condominium is set amidst a community of 320 condominium residences. The split floor plan offers en-suite bathrooms in both bedrooms which exemplifies amply privacy. With the fully equipped kitchen, dining and living it makes condominium ownership simple and hassle free! Take pleasure in the view off the open porch overlooking the water display in the lake and sandy lake front beach just below the pool vicinity. 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