Island sun
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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: 07-27-2012
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sanibel (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Captiva (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Lee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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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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JULY SUNRISE/SUNSET: 6:51 8:19 6:52 8:18 6:52 8:18 6:53 8:17 6:53 8:16 6:54 8:16 6:54 8:15 VOL. 20, NO. 5 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA JULY 27, 2012 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FT MYERS, FL PERMIT #5718 Postal Customer ECRWSS Read Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Junior Sailing Camp Graduates 10 New Sailorsby Jeff LysiakA group of youngsters last Friday afternoon put on a showcase of their sailing skills learned this summer as graduates of the 2012 Junior Sailing Camp at the Captiva Island Yacht Club.The two-week camp, organized for the third consecutive year by Chris Heidrick, provided instruction for children ages eight to 16 of all experience levels how to sail a boat single-handedly, how to properly operate a kayak as well as certification in power boat safety. In addition, campers received instruction on stand-up paddleboarding.The 2012 graduating class included Matthew Ciccone, Zofia Costa, Jack Heidrick, Grace Kerns, Kayla Nette, Annica Sivsov, David Tonti, Karoline Tyrell, Kyle Walker and Anna Willis. During the end-of-camp celebration on July 20, participants and their families had lunch at the yacht club, watched a video presentation compiled by former camp participant Sarah Heidrick and received their certificates of completion, provided by the Edison Sailing Center. All of you are very lucky young people, said Ada Shissler, vice commodore of the Captiva Island Yacht Club. You have learned a skill that you will be able to enjoy throughout your lifetime, continued on page 28 Graduates of the Junior Sailing Camp, held at the Captiva Island Yacht Club, demonstrate the skills learned this summer phoro by Jeff Lysiak Sanibel-Captiva Art League Art League Members Show PaintingsLocal tropical and nautical scenes are always a favorite with visitors to the Sanibel-Captiva Art League Annual Summer Art Exhibit, currently on view through September at the Sanibel Public Library. Many nature studies are included in the exhibit along with still life, architecture, portraits and abstract paintings in a variety of media and sizes. The beautiful changing color of the waters of the Gulf of Mexico along with the lush vegetation and delicate flowers provide wonderful subject matter during the art leagues weekly paint-outs. The library staff and volunteers invite residents and visitors to visit the library continued on page 34 Carol Good Mike Moukios Carol Rosenberg


2 ISLAND SUN JULY 27, 2012 Hortoons American Legion Post 123 NewsThis Sunday, July 29, drop by the American Legion Post 123 for a meal of corned beef and cabbage served all day. The following Sunday, August 5, dinner will feature spaghetti and meatballs. Every Monday night, Post 123 hosts 9-Ball Pool Tournaments starting at 6 p.m. This weeks winner of the first match was John Gonzales while Kevin Pottorf took second. Jack Dalton won the second match, with Carlos Munoz 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. PAWS PetsLuna and Narciss were found in an abandoned, hot car together. They have been neutered and spayed and given all of their shots. Now, they are ready for their new home. We would love to see them get adopted together because they sleep, play and eat together in their foster home, which is too full at the moment. Luna is a female with tan coat with darker brown tips. Narciss is a male with charcoal gray and white markings. They are both approximately 1 year old. If you can help, call Tabitha at 633-1574 or John at 633-1313. Luna Narciss Read us online at IslandSunNews.com George and Wendys Sanibel Seafood Grille 2499 Periwinkle Way Docs Beach House27908 Hickory Boulevard Bonita Springs, FL 34134 10:00 am 1:00 pm 11:30 amShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


3 ISLAND SUN JULY 27, 2012Update #2Mongol Rally Reportby James SprankleWeve seen some terrible Russian roads on this trip, but the M51 was the most insidious. This two-lane highway going to Novosibirsk, the Siberian capital, is flat and boring and drivers pass more aggressively than in other stretches. We saw two brutal, head-on wrecks one morning. Theyd clearly happened within minutes of our passing. It felt wrong to take photos. In terms of physical condition, the M51 wasnt the worst. That title goes to the highway stretch between Kurgen, Ishim and Omsk, which was by far the roughest. We bottomed out several times nails on a chalkboard and were reduced to about 30 kph for long stretches. In retrospect, we both agreed: Should have gone through Kazakhstan. Here are the latest photos from Saratov to the Urals. We are in Novosibirsk right now. Enjoying life before our southbound trek to the Altais. Sanibel native James Sprankle is providing the Island Sun exclusive updates from the road as he and his teammate, Sean Miller, take part in the 2012 Mongol Rally, a 7,000-mile crosscontinental automotive adventure from England to Mongolia. Check out his progress reports here every week. The Goat Rodeos vehicle gets a break in the Ukraine Traffic jam in the Ural Mountains This sign in Borisoglebsk, Russia reads The City Welcomes You Another Russian sign in the Saratovskaya region, Balashovsky district Statue of Vladimir Lenin CHILDRENS EDUCATION CHILDRENS EDUCATION CENTER OF THE ISLANDS CENTER OF THE ISLANDS350 Casa Ybel Road, Sanibel Island Celebrating 38 Years Celebrating 38 Years of Dedication to Education of Dedication to Education FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN LIMITED SPACE IS AVAILABLE FOR AGES 2 5 YEARS OLD FLORIDA VOLUNTARY FLORIDA VOLUNTARY PREKINDERGARTEN PROVIDER PREKINDERGARTEN PROVIDER CONTACT: JANA YATES, DIRECTOR CONTACT: JANA YATES, DIRECTOR(239) 472-4538Se habla Espaol


4 ISLAND SUN JULY 27, 2012 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 TEMPORARY CHANGED HOURS!!! TEMPORARY CHANGED HOURS!!! Between July 17 & August 15 The Sprout will be Open 3 Days a Week: Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays Only.We will be under construction and all kinds of good changes will be happening.Watch for the opening of The Sanibel Sprout Spout, our Organic Juice Bar! The Sanibel Sprout Spout, our Organic Juice Bar! 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelHours: Mon. Sat. 10am -5pm www.threecraftyladies.comMake It & Take It Bead Bracelet Every Thursday $4.75Under New Ownership! Rubber Stamping Rubber Stamping Art Supplies Art Supplies Shell Craft Shell Craft Craft Supplies Craft Supplies Gifts Gifts Scrapbook Papers Scrapbook Papers Quilting Quilting Fabric Fabric Beads Beads Notions Notions Find us on Tahitian Gardens, Sanibel 239-395-5353www.SynergySportswear.com Sanibel Historical Village To Close For The SummerThe Sanibel Historical Museum & Village will close after Saturday, August 4 for the remainder of the summer and into early fall. The museum will re-open on Wednesday, November 7, when it will resume a Wednesday through Saturday schedule from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. During the summer hiatus, museum staff and volunteers will work to make any needed repairs, repaint and spruce up the grounds. Museum volunteers also use the break to prepare next seasons exhibits and plan special events. Administrative staff members will be busy updating databases, refining procedures, marketing and improving existing exhibits. Hurricane shutters go up on all the windows until the week before re-opening. I certainly will miss talking to our visitors and working with our docents and volunteers, said museum manager Emilie Alfino. On the other hand, Im looking forward to the work Ill be able to do when the village is quiet. I see this break as an opportunity to accomplish the tasks that are not easy to get done during season. Next seasons visitors to the village can look forward to a continuing array of exhibits in each of the seven historic buildings and a special docent-led tour of the village at 11 a.m. Eight Twilight Talks, which were so popular this season, are being planned. The Sanibel Historical Museum & Village is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS). It will be closed starting August 5 and will reopen on November 7, Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is handicap access to all buildings. Admission is $5 for adults 18 and over; members and children under 18 are admitted free. For more information, call 472-4648 during business hours. Museum Manager Emilie Alfino and Business Manager Chelsea Kraft will be working on a variety of administrative and other improvements while the village is closed from August 5 to November 7 Board member Karl Rodman, who tends the museums Heritage Garden, and his wife Ann, both long-time docents at the village COMFORT BY DESIGN(239) 395-0666 1-800-454-3008Sanibel Island 1640 Periwinkle Way in Limetree Across from the Bank of the Islands SALE IN PROGRESS To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


5 ISLAND SUN JULY 27, 2012 Sanibel Night Prom Returns September 8Together with The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club, The Sanibel School PTA brings you Sanibel Night Prom, an evening of great music, great food and great outfits. Following the success of the first Sanibel Prom held last October, islanders are encouraged to attend on Saturday, September 8 at 7:30 p.m. Last years prom, a fundraiser for The Sanibel School, proved to be a great event with lots of dancing, a hilarious slideshow featuring many of the partygoers, and even a Prom King and Queen. Not sure what to wear? Anything goes! said event committee member Patty Holston. Last years outfits ran the gamut from 1980s prom dresses and ruffled tuxedoes to shorts and flip-flops. Just have fun with it and come have a great time. A DJ will be playing hits from yesterday and today that will have everyone dancing all night. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at the door the night of the event. All proceeds to benefit The Sanibel School. Contact Patty Holston at thesanibelprom@gmail.com for more information. Sanibel Night Prom will feature hors doeuvres from Cips Place, Doc Fords, Gator Bites, Holy Smoke BBQ, Sweet Melissas and Catering by Leslie Adams. Desserts will be provided by Tween Waters Inn and Sanibel Cake Company. A cash bar will also be available. Amy and John Holik Scott and Dana Crater Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN JULY 27, 20126 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. LOISMARY OLSONLoismary Hayes Olson was taken to her heavenly home July 19, 2012. She was born to the late George and Amanda Hayes January 28, 1920, in Carl Junction, Missouri. Loismary is survived by her son Joe Vilbig (Mary) of Fort Myers and daughters Victoria Garrison of Fort Myers and Nola Francis of Sanibel as well as six grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband George Olson and eight brothers and sisters.She raised her family in Aurora, Illinois and was active in real estate sales and management before moving to Sanibel in 1983 where she and her husband were avid shell collectors. A real people person, Loismary worked part time in her daughters gift shop, The Sandpiper of Sanibel, where she charmed visitors from all over the world with her delightful whistling and unforgettable smile. Her real legacy is the inspiration, humor, creativity, strength, wisdom and love she has given to the family and friends who treasure her so deeply. It is with gratitude, love and admiration that we bid her goodbye for now. A private family memorial gathering is planned. Those wishing to honor her memory may contribute to the Alzheimers Association at www.alz.org or 1-800-272-3900. OBITUARY Bag Day Is August 10 At Noahs ArkFriday, August 10 will be Bag Day at Noahs Ark Thrift Shop, held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Customers may purchase marked bags in the parking lot for $3 each and then fill them with items they choose from the store. Anything that doesnt fit in a bag will be 80 percent off. Bag Day marks the end of the summer season for Noahs Ark, which is then closed for cleaning and repairs. Deep price reductions are also available in the days leading up to Bag Day. Noahs Ark will be closed for donations from August 10 to September 1. Noahs Ark will reopen for the winter season on Tuesday, October 2. It will be open Tuesdays and Fridays during the month of October, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. In November, the schedule will return to the usual times of Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and open on the first Saturday of each month. Noahs Ark Thrift Shop is located at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 2304 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. For further inquiries, call 4723356. Grand Floridian Society Orchestra At Shell Points Summer Concert SeriesShell Point Retirement Community welcomes the Grand Floridian Society Orchestra as part of its third annual Summer Music Series. This concert will take place on Monday, July 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point. The Grand Floridian Society Orchestra is a popular attraction for visitors to Disney World, said Dawn Boren, director of resident life. The concert will offer the toetapping sounds of the Grand Floridian Society Orchestra and we know audience members will hear why Disney resort guests return year after year for this fantastic group of performers. Coming from Walt Disney Worlds Grand Floridian Resort is the ever popular Grand Floridian Society Orchestra, under the leadership of Mr. Pat Doyle. This orchestra features some of the countrys finest musicians who have been entertaining guests for the past 25 years. Tickets are currently on sale, priced at $15 each. To purchase tickets, visit www. shellpoint.org/concerts. For additional information about the concert series, call 4542067. The Grand Floridian Orchestra 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. Cavit Pinot Grigio 1.5 ltr. Reg. $16.99 SALE $14.99 Conquista Malbec 750 ml. $5.99 Menage a Trois Red or White 750 ml. $9.99Best Cigar Selection on the IslandsCheck out our Craft Beer Selection Mix a Six for $10.49! Smirnoff Vodka 1.75 ltr. $21.99 Jose Cuervo Tequila 1.75 ltr. Reg. $41.99 SALE $36.99 Bacardi Rum Light or Dark 1.75 ltr. Reg. $27.99 SALE $25.99THEYour One-Stop for WINE SPIRITS LIQUEURS CIGARS GIFT ITEMS YourOne-Stopfor GROG SHOP


7 ISLAND SUN JULY 27, 2012 399899lb.399599ea.399FlavoriteMilkWhole, 2%, 1%, or Skim GallonSunset Salsa Assorted Varieties 15 oz.CrystalDrinking Water24 PackWholeWatermelon Boars HeadOven Gold Turkeypicnic packin savings Thur., 7.26.2012 Wed., 8.1.2012 The Creation Of The City Of SanibelCome to SCCFs Nature Center on Friday, August 3 at 10 a.m. to The City That Almost Wasnt and learn about the establishment of Sanibel as an independent city. The City of Sanibel was the first in the country to adopt a comprehensive land use plan based on the islands natural systems. This program is the story of the citys creation and the shaping of its future through the Sanibel Report. This work led in turn to the Sanibel Vision Statement and the Sanibel Plan. It was no accident that this work yielded the preservation of the phenomenal and bountiful natural resources we all enjoy today. Come hear more about The City That Almost Wasnt and the work that led to its conservation. Admission is $5 for non-members while children under 17 and SCCF members are admitted free. The SCCF Nature Center is located at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Reservations are not necessary; call 472-2329 for more information. brazilian blowoutSchedule your appointment today and enjoy smooth, frizz-free radiant hair for up to 12 weeks.Sanibel Sanibel Beauty Salon Beauty Salon (239) 472-11112330 Palm Ridge Rd. across from CVSSanBeautys@aol.com www.SanibelBeautySalon.net FREE OPI Polish FREE OPI Polish with Mani & Pedi with Mani & Pedi Cartoon by Pete Smith illustrating the Sanibel that might have been92nd Anniversary Of Womens Suffrage Recognized By LRWCThe Lee Republican Womens Club (Chartered) will hold its monthly luncheon meeting at the Crowne Plaza Holiday Inn, located at 13051 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers on Tuesday, August 7. Social hour begins at 11:30 a.m., with the luncheon and program starting at noon. In celebration of the ratification of the 19th amendment of the U.S. Constitution on August 18, 1920, granting women the vote, Annie Mrozinski has created an original presentation entitled The Legacy of Seneca Falls, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The famous womens rights reformer will be dramatically portrayed as an igniting force that propelled the suffrage movement for over fifty years. To make reservations, call 574-2571 before August 2. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN JULY 27, 20128 Family Passes Love For Sanibel Along To Another Generationby Jeff LysiakThe year1976 very memorable. For most Americans, it is remembered as the bicentennial, the 200th birthday of the United States. But for the Day Family, it may be recalled even more fondly as the year they first visited Sanibel Island. And today, 35 years later, the group from Peoria, Illinois is still making its annual pilgrimage to the island, where they stay as they always have at the Sanibel Arms Condominiums. From the first time we visited, we found Sanibel quite fascinating, said John Day, patriarch of the family. A lot of the island resembled a tropical forest and it still does. After hearing about the island from a friend, who called Sanibel very primitive, the Days took their first vacation here with the Carbonell family. Their daughter Julia, who was only six years old during her initial trip here, immediately fell in love with Sanibel. We liked coming here because wed run into the same friends we made the year before, said Julia, who visited the island last week with her parents, John and Sharon, as well as her own children, Tanner, 8, and Finnley, 5. After our first stay, my mother decided that we were gonna come back here for a whole month the following year. In fact, when Julia was 20, she decided to stay even longer. For five years, she lived in Fort Myers Beach and worked at both The Bubble Room and Tween Waters Inn during her tenure as a Southwest Florida resident. Living and working on the islands kinda mellows you out, she said. You feel so welcome here, and always safe. Her mother agrees. The thing I liked the most about coming here is that the children have to create their own fun, explained Sharon. And on Sanibel, you can have a lot of fun with just a pail and a shovel. Julia eventually moved back to Illinois and started her own family. So now, she is passing along her love for the islands to yet another generation. I like swimming in the pool and collecting shells on the beach, said Tanner, while Finnley stated that she liked to go see the birds on display in front of Jerrys Market. When asked why, after more than three decades, the family still stays at Sanibel Arms, each member of the family shared their own thoughts. If youre heading to the pool and you dont know anybody there, by the time you come back, youve made a new friend, said Sharon, who said that she enjoys walking to and from the Sanibel Lighthouse, stopping off at the Lighthouse Caf for breakfast or an ice cream at Pinocchios. The other night, we met a guy who was diving for sea shells. He had found a bunch of sand dollars, and he gave a handful of them to the kids, said Julia. This is my favorite place in the whole world, and even though I only vacation here, I feel like Ive grown up here. Watching his granddaughters playing nearby, John smiled and added, The best thing, to me, is watching the kids attitude change throughout the week. Seeing how much they enjoy the beach and the beauty of the island. Thats why Sanibel is so special to all of us. Three generations of the Day Family, vacationing from Peoria, Illinois, visited the Sanibel Arms Condominiums again last week 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 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! Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road239.395.1464 Sanibel Island


9 ISLAND SUN JULY 27, 2012FISH Cooking With Kids Presentation A SuccessA delicious, nutritious meal and educational experience was the evenings plan at the FISH of Sanibels Cooking With Kids presentation. A group of 28 children and their families attended the event on July 16. This was the second free workshop held at the FISH Walk-In Center and was open to the entire community. Once again, the event included a hands-on cooking demonstration including nutrition education by Celia Hill, County Extension Agent IV, Lee County Extension of University of Florida/IFAS. Hill used foods found in the FISH Food Pantry, and spent the evening teaching the children and their parents/guardians about the importance of a balanced diet. She then demonstrated how to cook tasty, healthy meals for an entire family. The participants not only got to watch, but also helped prepare and, perhaps most importantly, taste their kitchen creations. Its truly wonderful to be able to organize these educational events for our island families, said Bill Fellows, president of FISH. We hope that this inspires and teaches our young participants to use what theyve learned, and help their families prepare nutritious meals in the future. We are very happy with the turnout and cannot wait to organize another Cooking With Kids event in the near future. FISHH of Sanibel, Inc. is a non-profit, staffed by more than 200 volunteers, assisting Sanibel and Captiva islanders and visitors with a wide range of services. For more than 30 years, FISH has been a neighbor helping neighbors organization offering a wide range of human services. It relies on community support to fund all programs and accepts unopened, unexpired food items which are delivered directly to island families in need. For more information, visit www.fishofsanibel.com. Youngsters took part in the Cooking With Kids presentation at the FISH Walk-In Center The cooking demonstration was led by Celia Hill, left Two children watch the cooking demonstration Celia Hills shows youngsters how to prepare a healthy and tasty meal 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


10 ISLAND SUN JULY 27, 2012 INSIDE CITY HALL Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2012 Island Sun USPS 18: Bulk Rate permit paid for at Sanibel, Florida, 33957 Postmaster: Send change of address to Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957 Published every Friday for the people and visitors of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Distribution: 10,000 12,000 per week (seasonal). Mailed free to Sanibel and Captiva residents every Friday. Subscription prices: Third Class U.S. $50 one year, $25 six months (Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery). First Class U.S. $115 one year, six months $58 (Allow 3-5 days for delivery). Prices include state sales tax. Send subscription requests to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. The Island Sun will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 395-1213, or write to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. FAX number: (239) 395-2299. E-mail: press@islandsunnews.comRead Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.comContributing WritersKaren Bell Kimberley Berisford Don Brown Nick Brown Constance Clancy, ED.D. Suzy Cohen 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 Lysiak City Employees Recognized For Bear Captureby Anne MitchellTen city employees were recognized by the Sanibel City Council last week for their part in capturing the black bear that had been living on Sanibel for about a year. The capture took place June 21 and involved dragging the 270-pound tranquilized animal through water near Lighthouse Beach. The employees are: James Evans, natural resources director; Police Chief Bill Tomlinson; Lt. Jamie Phillips, Colt Masters and Officer Richard Kennedy, Sanibel Police; and David Lawler, Joel Prosser, Dave Fehlandt, Ed Ploskonka and Brett Dierken, public works department. The bear, which had started exhibiting nuisance behavior, was relocated to Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge in Citrus County just north of Tampa, but later was seen on the campus of the University of South Florida and also near the front gate of Busch Gardens. It was again tranquilized by state wildlife officers and moved to Apalachicola in the Big Bend area of the state, almost 400 miles northwest of Sanibel. City employees manhandling the tranquilized bear through deep water during its capture Non-Historic AddOn Is Approved For Shore Havenby Anne MitchellDespite a lack of support from city planning staff, the Sanibel Planning Commission on Tuesday gave the nod for the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village to include a non-historic structure when it relocates Shore Haven. The vote was 6-0, with Commissioner Phillip Marks absent. The 1992 add-on to the 1924 Sears Roebuck home on the bay is inconsistent with established policies, said Roy Gibson, city planner. However, the Historic Preservation Committee recommended that the commission approve it. Alex Werner, president of the museum and village, said more administrative and visitor admissions space is badly needed and the structure will help serve that purpose. He also said the orientation presentation is an important part of the visitor experience and they could be better served. We are not really giving (visitors) a wonderful experience, Werner said. He said he as well as the Historical Preservation Committee were concerned about introducing a more modern structure into the village, but noted there are replica buildings in there already, such as the old Baileys Packing House. Its common, he added, for similar museums around the country to have a modern office and reception building.continued on page 42


11 ISLAND SUN JULY 27, 2012 Get Ready For November 9 General ElectionThe League of Women Voters encourages all voters to be ready for the 2012 November 6 General Election. The General Election registration deadline is October 9. This years election will present one of the longest ballots in Floridas recent election history. In addition to the Presidential elections, statewide and local races, there are 11 constitutional amendments on the ballot for every voters consideration. The Leagues special website makes voting easy. Visit www.BeReadyToVote.org. For Spanish, go to www.vamosavotar.org. Need help registering or finding your poll location? Prefer to vote early and want to know where? Need info on Supreme Court justices and state candidates? Need help understanding what the ballot amendments really mean? There are three ways to vote in Florida: Early, by mail and in person on Election Day. Likely to be in a rush on election day? Avoid long lines by using the mail-in ballot. If you have not received your requested mail in/absentee ballot, call your local Supervisor of Elections and request it. This can be done over the phone by any registered voter. Once you have filled out your mail-in ballot, insert it in the return mail envelope and be sure to sign the back of the envelope. Apply appropriate postage. In most counties, you can drop off your ballot with elections staff at any early voting location. (NOTE: you cannot drop off your ballot at a voting precinct on Election Day). Before you vote, be sure you: Update your address Have you moved? Did you let your local Supervisor know? You can make your address change over the phone. Contact your Supervisor of Elections office and give them your new residential address. Dont be surprised on Election Day because you forgot to update your address. Update your name Have you married, divorced or changed your name since you last registered to vote? One call to your Supervisor of Elections is all it takes to update. The professional staff who answer the phone will tell you what to do. Update your signature Has your signature changed over the years? Make sure your voter status is current and up-to-date. The staff at any Supervisor of Elections office can walk you through the necessary steps to update your signature. The League of Women Voters of Florida is strictly nonpartisan and never endorses a candidate or a political party. The League has been active in Florida for more than 72 years. More about the League of Women Voters, which welcomes both men and women, is available online at www.TheFloridaVoter.org. Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy & Pilates Work Begins On Rabbit Road Shared Use PathOn Monday, July 23, the City of Sanibels contractor, Bateman Contracting, LLP, began the scheduled asphalt widening and overlay of the shared use path running west of and parallel to Rabbit Road. The contractor has 60 days to complete the project. The shared use path from West Gulf Drive to south end of Surf Sound Court at cul de sac and from the north end of Surf Sound Court to Sanibel-Captiva Road will be closed to all traffic during the widening and overlay project. All path users are alerted to use due caution while traveling around the construction areas. For information or questions regarding this capital improvement project, contact the City of Sanibels Public Works Department at 472-6397. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


12 ISLAND SUN JULY 27, 2012 Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellVacation is over for me now and back to my reporting of the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club activities. Rotary International official business year started July 1, so as of that date, the newly elected 2012-2013 Sanibel-Captiva Rotary club officers have now taken on their sanctioned duties. Newly elected club President John Grey now holds the gavel and sets our club goals for this year. Although the official induction takes place in March for our 2012-2013 club officers (before our snowbird members fly up north), they have some preparations to do (like pulling together a budget, appointing committee chairs, and planning club projects for the year) before actually taking on full responsibilities. Appreciation for the outgoing presidents dedication and work in running a successful club certainly increases during these working sessions and so incoming officers want to express their deep appreciation to Joel Ospa for his outstanding club leadership during this past Rotary year. Our clubs $25,000 pledge to the Heights Foundation under the leadership of Joel Ospa, spearheaded by Grey, was and is one of the noteworthy donations for 2012-2013. Grey has also joined the board of the Heights Foundation. The club will also continue its supporting partnership with Miracles In Action regarding their work in Guatemala and will be following the progress of a water project in Haiti led by Chet Sadler. Are we born with leadership potential or are leadership qualities developed through mentoring processes? The answer to that question may be a little bit of both but there is no doubt that young service clubs like the Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts, and a myriad of other youth programs are training grounds that promote skills needed in cultivating the leaders of tomorrow. So it was with great pleasure that Rotary invited one of those potential leaders, Boy Scout Morgan Smith from Troop #140, Faith United McGregor Baptist Church, Fort Myers to the podium last Friday. Poised and prepared to speak to us, he spoke about his dedication to scouting and about his goal of becoming an Eagle Scout. Less than two percent of all Boy Scouts achieve the ranking of Eagle Scout. A scout has until the age of 18 to earn this impressive distinction. Morgan is only 12 years old and has only a couple of merit badges left before achieving the ranking of Eagle Scout. Becoming an Eagle Scout has two phases, the first from joining to First Class ranking is designed to teach Scoutcraft skills, how to participate in a group and learn self-reliance. Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class have progressively harder requirements in the areas of Scoutcraft, physical fitness, citizenship, personal growth and Scout Spirit. The second phase of Star, Life and Eagle is designed to develop leadership skills and allow the scout to explore potential vocations and avocations through the merit badge program. The Star and Life ranks require that the boy serve in a position of responsibility and perform community service Morgan earned many of the 21 merit badges needed for Eagle Scout during his summers and has put in over 20 and a half community service hours toward attaining the goal of Eagle Scout. He has held the position of patrol leader and senior patrol leader in his troop. In this senior patrol leader position, Morgan is charged with running the scout meetings, fundraising activities, and helping guide junior scouts through scouting requirements. Currently a Life Scout, Morgan must continue to develop leadership skills the Life Scout rank is earned by fulfilling additional leadership positions, service hours, and merit badges. A Life Scout is expected to be a role model and leader in the troop, providing guidance to new scouts and helping the troop however he can. 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14 ISLAND SUN JULY 27, 2012 Life From A Sea Turtles Perspectiveby Jenna SullivanAt Sanibel Sea School, we love sea turtles. Although we are probably not alone in this sentiment, we feel it very strongly, especially this time of the year. We just finished our summer celebration and exploration of all things sea turtle, and it was one of our best weeks yet. Campers spent a ton of time in the water this week, experiencing life from a sea turtles perspective. We went on a long-distance snorkel over a sea grass bed and practiced diving down to get our faces right in the sea grass it was hard to recreate the green sea turtles urge to take a big bite. We did a lot of seine netting and cast netting, and checked out the clumps of sargassum in the gulf that provide shelter to hatchling turtles during the first, most vulnerable period of their lives. And of course, we played and surfed the waves every day like the turtle Crush from Finding Nemo. Right now on Sanibel, it is sea turtle nesting season. The hatchlings have just begun to emerge as of July 20, 14 nests hatched on Sanibel. Campers played games and learned about sea turtle life cycles. In particular, we investigated why a mother sea turtle lays quite so many eggs. We discussed rversus K-selection, that biological concept whereby an animals reproductive strategy is either to produce many offspring and hope a few will survive (r selection) or produce a few highly cared for offspring that have a high survival rate (K selection). Humans fall on the K end of this continuum, whereas sea turtles fall on the r end a mother sea turtle lays somewhere around 100 eggs in a nest, and then never sees them again. Very few survive to adulthood. To illustrate this concept, campers played a game where they were in charge of a group of water balloons that represented offspring, and they had to complete tasks without popping their balloons. Its harder to keep 20 water balloons safe than five! We learned about sea turtle biology and saw some specimens during a presentation by Amanda Bryant at SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation), which was followed by an extensive Q&A session where curious campers got the expert answer to their various sea turtle musings. We also practiced our navigational abilities with an orienteering activity at the Bailey Tract, attempting to recreate a sea turtles remarkable ability to return to the same area year after year to lay their eggs. At Sanibel Sea School, our philosophy is centered around the following quote by Baba Dioum: In the end, we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught. The case of the sea turtle is kind of a mixed up version of this idea: we know we love sea turtles, but we have to learn about them to understand how to best conserve their dwindling populations. If you want to learn more about sea turtle biology, their activity on Sanibel, or how you can help, ask Sanibel Sea School staff or campers from Sea Turtle Week. Or visit SCCFs webpage. When we are educated, we can all make a difference during this crucial time for sea turtles on Sanibel. Sanibel Sea School is a non-profit organization looking to a world where all people value, understand and care for the ocean. Our mission is to improve the oceans future one person at a time. Enjoy our offerings and join the Ocean Tribe at www.sanibelseaschool.org or stop by our Sanibel location. Hannah Smirch tries to keep hold of all her water balloon offspring in the rversus K-selection game Sam Smirch wears his game face in the all-out surfing competition Across from CVS in Palm Ridge PlaceFREE DELIVERY TUE.SAT 4PM CLOSECALL AHEAD 472-2555~ OPEN ~ Mon. 7am-3pm Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 7am-8pm Fri & Sat. 7am-9pm Sun. Seasonal ONE LARGE ONE LARGE 16 CHEESE PIZZA 16 CHEESE PIZZA & & 10 10 WINGS WINGSVALID FROM 4-8PM PICK-UP ONLY. TOPPINGS EXTRA, $1 EACH. NOT VALID WITH OTHER COUPONS OR OFFERS. EXPIRES 08/15/12 $15.99COME IN AND TRY ONE OF OUR FAMOUS SANDWICHESWE SERVE BOARS HEAD MEAT! Sanibel Deli & Coffee Sanibel Deli & CoffeeF A C T O R Y FREE FREEWiFi Cold BEER BEER Jack Orchard uses some old school technology to find his way on the Bailey Tract Island PawsA Very Unique Pet Shop! Just Three Doors DownHeres whats cooking for Breakfast & Lunch Serving Breakfast All DAY, Every Day!Youll always find something special at the Over Easy Cafe.Outdoor & Indoor Dining Breakfast & Lunch Scan To Go Online Like us on


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ISLAND SUN JULY 27, 201216 Know The Rules Before Heading To The Keys For Lobster Seasonsubmitted by Alan Peirce, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation CommissionLobster sport season is July 25 and 26, followed by the regular season that begins August 6 and runs through the end of March 2013. If youre not packing up to head for the Keys right now, well... youre basically no fun at all. Im just kiddin! I cant go either this year because I wasted my vacation drowning bait in the murky waters of the Florida Panhandle left behind for a little while after Tropical Storm Debby. I guess Ill just have to live off my lobstering memories a while longer! Swimming around in the clear water of the Florida Keys is an experience like no other. Trying to coax a lobster out of a crevice with a tickle stick (a device used to encourage the lobster to come out of its hiding place) while keeping track of how much air you have left is a blast. Lobsters arent always the most cooperative of creatures. If you havent had the experience, youll find out pretty quick that theyre smarter and faster then they look especially when they throw it into reverse! While capturing the bugs can be tricky, anyone can be successful if picking the right location. If you are free-diving with no air supply, pick an area where water depths will allow you at least 30 seconds of bottom time. Lobster like to hide in all kinds of structure, so focus your search on coral reefs, bridge pilings, etc., in appropriate depths. The other good piece of advice for those who are new to the sport is learn to clear your ears. Making repetitive dives even to only 6 to 10 feet without clearing your ears each time can be very painful. Have fun, but remember, safety first. A divers-down flag (red with a white diagonal stripe) is required while in the water. Visit www.MyFWC.com/Boating and click on Boating Regulations for more on how to snorkel safely. While lobster chasing is phenomenal, the whole Keys experience is much bigger than just hunting the bug. Inshore and offshore fishing is amazing, and both are right at your fingertips. Where else can you catch dolphin, sailfish, permit, bonefish, grouper, snapper and tarpon within 10 miles of your hotel room, and then finish off your day bagging a limit of bugs? No offense, Mickey, but dont try that in Orlando! The spiny lobster sport season is a huge two-day event drawing tens of thousands of die-hard lobster getters from all over the country to the Florida Keys and other parts of South Florida. Occurring on the last Wednesday and Thursday of July each year, this miniseason is truly the best time to bag a limit because theyve been resting in peace for months and wont be expecting you to show up. Not all areas in Monroe County are open for lobster harvesting, so know before you go, as they say. Harvesting lobster is prohibited in John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park during the sport season. The same goes in Everglades National Park, Dry Tortugas National Park, no-take areas in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and the Biscayne Bay/Card Sound Lobster Sanctuary during both the two-day season and regular lobster season. If youre not familiar with all the jurisdictional boundaries in Monroe County, I strongly advise you to obtain a good map of the area so that you can avoid the no-take zones. Otherwise, visit the lobster information booth at mile marker 106 on U.S. 1 in Key Largo. During the short sport season, the recreational daily bag limit is six per person in state and federal waters off Monroe County and Biscayne National Park, and 12 per person in state and federal waters off all other counties. During the regular season, the daily bag limit is six per person in all state and federal waters. 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17 ISLAND SUN JULY 27, 2012 CROW Case Of The Week: Osprey Releaseby Patricia MolloyAjuvenile osprey (Pandion haliaetus) arrived at CROW on June 26. It was found on the side of the road and was severely emaciated and dehydrated. The blood work performed by the clinic suggested that starvation was its primary problem. It is not unusual for juveniles to be poor hunters and have dificulty thriving after leaving their parents. Dr. Heather placed the patient on a feeding regiment consisting of high-calorie groceries, vitamins and fluid support. During its care at the clinic, it gained a remarkable 350 grams; approximately one-third of its initial body weight. Thanks to the generosity of the Jensen family, the patient was released at Jensens Marina on Captiva on July 20. It quickly exited its carrier and flew high above the marina while neighboring osprey could be heard calling to welcome the new resident. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from the Gulf Coast of Florida. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: www.crowclinic.org. Photograph taken with a remotely-operated camera in order to clear its flight path The osprey during treatment at the clinic A Ad Ad Ad Ad ve nt ur e Cr Cr Cr r r u ui ui ui i se se se s s s K K Ki ds Pr og g g ra ra a a m m ms ms ms Where can you nd Family Fun this summer? M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k e e e e e e e e e e e e e Captiva Cruises y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r Family Fun destination to cruise the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico. d e s t i n a t i o n t o c r u i s e t h e c r y s t a l c l e a r w a t e r s o f t h e G u lf o f M e x i c o Call 239-4725 30 0 FOR SOME HOLIDAY FUN! www.captivacruises.com Enjo y our kids cruisesFamily shing and manatee encounter Cruise to Ca y o Costa Island-beauti f ul beach f or shelling & swimming Cruise to f unky Cabba g e Key f or a f amous cheesebur g er in paradise Enjoy an a ernoon dolphin watch cruise aboard the Lad y Chadwick and watch dolphins jump in the wake o f the boat. Full service bar on board. Pick your Sunset Cruise: Sailin g Wildli f e, Live Music Sail aboard the funtastic Adventure sailin g catamaran La L L dy C ha dw w w w w ic ic ic ic ic k k k k k k k Sunset Fireworks Cruise Cruise on Lady Chadwick to watch the 4th of July reworks on Sanibel. uise on Lady Cha n Lady Cha 7pm to 10:30pm with the legendary Danny Morgan performing on board. 7pm to 10:30pm witgy witgy Call for reservations. Morgapg g Family Fishing Cruises on Friday Morning and AfternoonSaturday Sunset Serenade Cruise w/ Danny Morgan 7:30 9:00pm Cruise to Cayo Costa Island-beautiful beach for shelling & swimming Cruise to funky Cabbage Key for a famous cheeseburger in paradise Enjoy an afternoon dolphin watch cruise aboard the Lady Chadwick and watch dolphins jump in the wake of the boat. Full service bar on board. Pick your Sunset Cruise: Sailing, Wildlife, Live Music Sail aboard the funtastic Adventure sailing catamaran The osprey flies free


ISLAND SUN JULY 27, 201218 Watch Out For Fast Moving Summer Stormsby Capt. Matt MitchellNo matter what the weather forecast is, before you leave the dock, keeping your eye to the sky along with the radar this time of year is a must as a strong storm can pop up just about any time, day or night. Even while watching a storms direction on live-time radar on a SmartPhone, it can sometimes be hard to predict exactly what it will do. This proved very true for me this week as I had to hunker down and sit out a nasty cloudburst on Monday. What looked like a small, heavy thunderstorm that would skirt us to the north ended up blowing up right on top of us. There was nothing else to do but put on the rain gear and sit tight up against a somewhat sheltered mangrove shoreline until the strong wind gusts and rain slowed down enough that I could leave. Just before the storm soaked us, we had been watching one of the most impressive waterspouts I have seen in years and managed to snap a few pictures. The waterspout was gulfside but only a few miles away, and could be plainly seen from the bay side of the islands. Early this week started out with morning thunderstorms then switched back to the regular pattern of late afternoon/ evening thunderstorms. With afternoon thunderstorms a regular event all summer long, I try not to book afternoon trips this time of year. Besides the thunderstorms, a heat index of 100 degrees-plus most days makes being out during the hottest part of the day no fun. With good high water tides coming later in the day this week, the morning redfish fishing was tough, with a very small window to get it done. We did catch a few redfish but gave up on it quickly to move on to faster action. With lots of kids on my charters this week, I switched it up and went to the old standby: the seatrout. Catching 50-plus trout was easy to do most mornings. Also, finding feeding birds working glass minnows, you could quickly catch lots of ladyfish, Spanish mackerel and jacks. Often when fishing with children, its more about finding the non-stop action to keep them interested and busy than it is finding one or two quality redfish. Small pinfish, grunts and live shrimp rigged two to three feet under a popping cork caught trout after trout. Limits of 15-inch-plus keeper trout took a little bit more work, with only about one in 10 being a keeper. The biggest trout of the week on my boat was a 23-incher caught in near the powerlines in the sound. Gag grouper fishing in the sound was also pretty good action. Hitting bayside grouper honey holes on the half hour or so of the slack tide mid-morning resulted in many a lost battle with only shorts being pulled out. Often during slack tide periods, I will change gears and hit a few grouper spots while waiting on the tide to start moving again. In many places I fish for grouper, the tide moves so fast the bait will not stay where you want it or is in the strike zone for a very brief period of time. With no tide, live baitfish will stay against the structure until a grouper just cannot resist it any more. While fishing for grouper on one of my favorite channel markers in the northern sound, we had non-stop action for over an hour. Even switching up to 65-pound braid heavy spinning outfits, we got our butts handed to us. Dropping the biggest pinfish and grunts from the live well down to heavy bottom structure, we were smoked by the big grouper time after time. My clients did manage to pull out several fish in the 18to 21-inch range, but just could not seem to wrestle that keeper out from his jagged home. Even the tried and true technique of grabbing the spool and walking the fresh hooked fish down the gunnel did not seem to work. Fishing the sound is all about options and not wasting time on the water trying to catch a target species when it is not feeding or conditions are not right. When fishing gets tough, switch it up and try something else. Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email captmattmitchell@aol.com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe Island Sun would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, or email to islandsuncity@aol.com; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213. A waterspout spotted this week Eli Jolly, 7, with one of 32 counted fish he caught on a half-day trip with Capt. Matt Mitchell ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. 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ISLAND SUN JULY 27, 201220 Rescue Me Program Protects Nesting BirdsEarlier this month, the Asplundh Tree Service began its contracted services to cut back the trees under the electrical power lines on Sanibels main arterial roadways. The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife is working with the City of Sanibel, LCEC and Asplundh Tree Service in an effort to protect our nesting birds. This huge undertaking requires a team of volunteers who can help identify which trees have nests and mark those trees in advance to alert the tree service crews. If an active nest is displaced or babies have fallen, the Asplundh Tree Service crew will place the nests and/or babies in Rescue Me boxes created by local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, mark the location where the babies were found and then deliver them to CROW for short-term rehabilitative care and release back at the original nest site. Volunteers from the community are also helping with this Rescue Me campaign. Experienced birders who can help identify active nests are walking the roadway and marking the trees where nests are located. More than 35 miles of tree work along the roadways is planned for this summer and the Rescue Me campaign is an example of what can happen when people and organizations work together to protect our wildlife friends and neighbors. If anyone is interested in volunteering to be a part of this community effort, call CROW at 472-3644 ext. 227. Participants in the Rescue Me campaign for 2012 Girl Scouts constructing CROW boxes 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... 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" Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


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ISLAND SUN JULY 27, 201222 Birds Eye ViewMy Most Favorite Wildlife Experienceby Mark Bird WestallIn my very first column in this newspaper a few months back, I mentioned that I had a bobcat story to tell. So Im finally getting around to that story. Ive had many encounters with and sightings of bobcats over the years, but the experience I had with this particular bobcat ranks as probably my most favorite wildlife experience in my whole life. As many of you know, one of our bald eagle pairs has historically nested up on the northern end of the island, originally in the Wulfert Point area. They were always trying to nest in the Australian pines, as they grow so much taller than the native vegetation. Unfortunately, eagle nests do not usually survive for any length of time in Australian pines because the trees shape and structure is not really conducive to holding a large, heavy nest in place during strong winds (especially during severe thunderstorms in the summer and powerful cold fronts that pass through in the winter). It was probably around the mid-1980s and nesting season for the eagles was beginning. The eagle pair had abandoned their old historical nesting area because of continued nest failures and had moved the previous year to another site a little further south on Wulfert Point. That nest site also had failed and, so far, no new nest had been found. Thinking that maybe the birds had moved back to their original territory, I decided to explore the old nesting territory and see if I could find where the eagles had moved to. This was before the golf course was built on that part of the island and there was a lot of thick, heavy West Indian Hammock habitat throughout the area. Quite often, you could not see much more than 20 feet in any direction. As I quietly bushwhacked through the forest, I came upon a small clearing about 40 feet in diameter filled with grasses that came about knee-high. I slowly moved out into the opening and glanced to my left, noticing suddenly that no more than about 20 feet away, walking in the same direction as I, was a bobcat. I immediately froze in mid-stride, assuming that as soon as the bobcat saw me, he would turn and run into the cover of the surrounding jungle. But much to my surprise, this animal did not run for cover as I was expecting. He immediately froze in position as I had done, and we both stood there staring intently at one another. This lasted for a period of several minutes, both of us standing there looking like statues. Personally, I was beginning to feel a little fatigued at holding my walking posture frozen, waiting to see who would flinch first. Eventually, one of us had to be the first to move... and I was determined that it wasnt going to be me! And then something amazing happened. This ferocious predator of the islands that many call the Sanibel panther slowly turned and faced me never taking his eyes away from mine and proceeded to sit down on his haunches and continued watching me. Maybe he, too, was getting tired from standing frozen for so long. I was flabbergasted! There was no look of fear on his face and, definitely, no look of aggression more one of curiosity. It was more like, What is this human doing out here in the middle of the jungle all by himself? I decided that if this animal was going to be so curious about me as to not run away, then why should I do any different. Moving very slowly and deliberately, I faced the bobcat and then I, too, sat on my haunches with my knees up supporting my elbows. There we were, both sitting in the meadow 20 feet away from each other, staring into each others eyes. We sat that way for several more minutes. After a time, the bobcat did what I have seen many a domestic cat do. He squinted his eyes shut for a second and then sniffed the air in my direction. Being a bit of a mimic, I duplicated his behavior. After about a minute longer, the bobcat calmly stood up and retraced his steps back into the woods. I will never forget that experience. I think he was just as fascinated about me as I was about him! Today, the eagles are still nesting in the area (theyve been more successful during the last several years) and one of the islands three golf courses exists on the spot where that bobcat and I studied each other. And although this golf course has been built in an environmentallysensitive way, I wonder if anyone playing a round of golf there could have a similar experience to that which I had. And would they even want to? 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. Dinner 5:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m.239.472.77701523 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island OP 3:00 .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 8/31/12 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 Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


23 ISLAND SUN JULY 27, 2012 YCC Kids Visit Sarasota Bay Explorers, MoteThe Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) visited Sarasota Bay Explorers and Mote Marine Aquarium on June 28. The YCC is for high school students who have an interest in conservation. The program was started with FDRs new deal under the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and has since evolved into the YCC. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) manages this program and the official concessionaire at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Tarpon Bay Explorers (TBE), and their sister company Sarasota Bay Explorers, made this free event possible for the YCC group. This is the fifth year in a row that TBE has made this possible for the Ding Darling YCC group. Although the youth are working performing trail maintenance, habitat management, etc., education days are offered so their overall education experience can be enhanced. USFWS trains the YCC in wildlife conservation and the key role of partnerships such as those of Sarasota Bay Explorers and TBE. Educational ranger Becky Wolff, YCC leader Jen DeLater and STAR teacher Jillian Meek from the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge accompanied the YCC on this trip. Captain Marty led the cruise on Sarasota Bay with naturalist Stephanie, where they netted marine life. During the outing, otter, seahorses, file fish, brittle stars, comb jellies, garlic sponges, brown spiny sea stars, stone crab, blue crab, pin fish, pig fish, spot fin, Atlantic spade fish and parrot fish were some of the marine critters the YCC got to learn about. One of the participants, Mallory, stated that she wants to do this for a living. This is so cool. Another volunteer Dave guided the group through the Mote Marine Aquarium. According to Jackson, The turtles were my favorite. So cool and mesmerizing. Many of the kids did not want to leave. Thanks to Tarpon Bay Explorers, this event was available to YCC so they were able to learn what it means to be an environmental steward. YCC crew at Edwards Island, from left, Jen, Brandon, Adam, Jeanette, Jackson, Jeremy, Mallory and Ranger Becky Wolff YCC leader Jen DeLater, Adam, Jeanette, Mallory, Jeremy, Brandon and Jackson outside Mote Marine Aquarium Jeremy, Brandon, Mallory and Jen with one of Motes green sea turtles Fish Market Open at 11 am (2 pm Sunday) Restaurant Open 5:00-9:30 pm 7 days472-3128 703 Tarpon Bay Rd www.prawnbroker.com Its Shrimpfest Time!Every Tuesday enjoy Crunchy Shrimp, Coconut Fried Shrimp, Shrimp Scampi, BBQ Shrimp, Shrimp fra Diablo plus a changing selection of shrimp specials like Thai Shrimp and More! And the Special Part they are all priced at $15. So make plans now with friends and family cause we dont know how long it will last! Sunday is PRIME RIB PRIME RIB NIGHT NIGHT While it Lasts12 oz. for $22.00 33 Years of Fresh Fish on Sanibel Island!TENDERis the NIGHT! NIGHTLY SPECIALSMonday Magic Meatloaf w/brown gravy Tuesday Grilled Skirt Steak Wednesday Jerk Chicken Thursday Sushi & Sashimi Friday Still Lobstah Night Saturday New England Fish Fry Sunday Battle of the Ribs (BBQ vs Prime) Happy Hour Daily 4-6 10-Midnight $6 Burgers & Quesadillas! Before 5 PM (Dine in only)Fish Market Open at 11 am (2 pm Sunday) Restaurant Open 4:00pm -12.00 am 7 days472-3128 703 Tarpon Bay Rd www.sanibelsportsbar.com


24 ISLAND SUN JULY 27, 2012 $ 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 08/31/12 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 Which is the most abundant shell on Sanibel Island? We all know how plentiful shells are on Sanibels beaches, but what species is most commonly found? Did you ever wonder? It is one among the eight shells in the above picture? The common names of the species pictured are: (1) ponderous ark; (2) Florida prickly cockle; (3) cross-barred venus; (4) calico scallop; (5) Southern quahog; (6) transverse ark; (7) stiff pen shell; and (8) Florida fighting conch. Which species is considered to be the most abundant on the island? Susan Hewitt, a volunteer at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, recently did some scientifically controlled counts of shells on Sanibel beaches, and published her results in the latest issue of The Festivus, the magazine of the San Diego Shell Club. Both she and Dr. Jos H. Leal, director of the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, had an intuition about which shell would turn up as the most populous in random samples and they were both correct. Based on her findings, there is a common shell that is most often found on Sanibel beaches. In recent postings on the museums Facebook page, readers offered a variety of answers, but many guessed incorrectly. See if you can guess the most abundant shell on Sanibel. For the correct answer, visit www.shellmuseum.org. Whats The Most Common Shell On Sanibel? Eight of the many species of shells found on Sanibel beaches Susan Hewitt, shell enthusiast and researcher 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 BlackShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


25 ISLAND SUN JULY 27, 2012 Dr. Leal Elected President Of Shell OrganizationDr. Jos H. Leal, director and curator of the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, was recently elected president of Conchologists of America (COA), the largest organization of shell enthusiasts in the world. The election took place at the COA business meeting and at the joint meetings of COA with the American Malacological Society (AMS) this past June in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. The AMS is the society that congregates professional scientists working with mollusks. In the past, Dr. Leal served as the chair of the COA Academic Grants Committee, and was also president of AMS for 2003-04. Sanibel resident and museum board member Anne Joffe is also a board member of COA. I am looking forward to serve COA and work in the best interest of the assorted audiences involved, from collectors to citizen scientists, said Dr. Leal. We all share something in common, the love for shells and their environment. Conchologists of America is an international organization for anyone with an interest in shells and mollusks, an interest which may include study and collecting of shells as well as their conservation. The purposes of the organization are to disseminate knowledge about mollusks, to encourage research on mollusks and to increase the awareness of the need for preserving habitats and the health of molluscan populations, through meetings, lectures, publications, grants and exhibits. Dr. Jos H. LealSara Borschke (8) from WinstonSalem, North Carolina found an alphabet cone shell off Wightman Lane beach on Captiva. Shells Found Sara Borschke ZAGAT ZAGAT.COM R ate d b y : Yucatan Shrimp! Fish Tacos! Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN JULY 27, 201226 Samantha and Christopher Combs, visiting from Seattle, Washington during the first two weeks of July, had great success shelling between the West Wind Inn and the Blue Dolphin on West Gulf Drive. The water was so crystal clear one day that while snorkeling just off the beach, Christopher pulled a perfect scotch bonnet from the gulf floor. Samantha and Christopher, the grandchildren of Judy Hicks, found a total of seven alphabet cones during their stay. They are the fourth generation to continue with the tradition of beach combing. Each year at vacations end, Samantha and Christopher say that they cannot wait for another year to pass and they can return to Sanibel. While staying at Mariner Pointe on Sanibel, Kevin Czaja from Dorchester, Massachusetts found a lions paw on the beach at Blind Pass on July 19. Shells Found Christopher and Samantha Combs 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 Shell Found Kevin CzajaOn July 18, Natalie Brunson and Elly and Addy Rundqwist, vacationing on Sanibel from Oakwood, Georgia and Suwanee, Georgia, found a helmet shell, a carrier shell, a sharks tooth, a Florida horse conch and an alphabet cone at Beach Access #4. Shells Found Natalie Brunson with Elly and Addy Rundqwist 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 The The MLB Ticket MLB Ticket SPECIALS SPECIALS BEER & WINE BEER & WINE 28 BEERS ON TAP! 28 BEERS ON TAP!Check us out Check us out on facebook on facebookHOME OF THE STEEL CURTAIN PIZZA HOME OF THE STEEL CURTAIN PIZZA 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, Mussels Marinara, Chicken WingsSanibels Best HAPPY HOUR4 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge1/2 Price DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine


27 ISLAND SUN JULY 27, 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: The New Vinyls 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. Presenting Sponsor AnnouncedThe Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) announced that Bank of the Islands/Edison National Bank will again be the Presenting Sponsor for this years Taste of the Islands on November 11. This is the third year running that the bank has led the sponsorship of this major event which is critical to CROWs fundraising each year. Rob Lisenbee, vice president and office manager of the Bank of the Islands on Sanibel said, The officers and staff of Bank of the Islands/Edison National Bank are pleased and excited to be the Presenting Sponsor again this year of CROWs Taste of the Islands. We have enjoyed partnering and participating in the Taste of the Islands for the past 13 years. We encourage everyone to be involved with this worthwhile event. Over the years, the banks support has been both important and creative for the Taste. Among the many helpful elements was providing RV trailers to secure and count the money for the event when it was held at Algiers Park. Since that time, the bank developed the idea of CROW Bucks, the currency now used at the Taste. Additionally, the bank arranges for the printing and accounting of that currency. Taste of the Islands is a critical part of CROWs fundraising each year to pursue its mission of saving wildlife through compassion, care and education. It is also a much anticipated event of great food, wonderful music and good fun. Taste of the Islands will be held at Sanibel Community Park. CROW Taste of the Islands chair Melissa Congress and bank Vice President and Office Manager Rob Lisenbee hold up the logo for this years Taste of the Islands. With them, from left, are bank staff Eric Russell, Holly Quick, Betsy Heizman, and Heather Harrison


From page 1Junior Sailing Campa beautiful gift. You should all thank your parents and grandparents for encouraging you to do this. Following lunch, Heidrick thanked the Junior Sailing Camp supporters, including instructor Austin Buonsignore, Tween Waters Inn, Captain Mick Gurley as well as Mark and Dalia Jakubauskas. Campers then led the group outside to demonstrate the skills they had learned this summer. Launching an assortment of small sailboats into the bayside waters, the children sailed back and forth past the yacht club dock, where parents, grandparents and siblings looked on with admiration and pride.He really seems to like it a lot, because he loves being out on the water, said the father of camp participant Kyle Walker. Hes going to go to Boy Scout camp in a couple of weeks, and now hell be able to go for his merit badge in sailing. Campers launch their boats into the bay Instructor Austin Buonsignore helps camper Jack Heidrick move his boat into the water Sailing camp coordinator Chris Heidrick and his daughter Sarah Mark and Dalia Jakubauskas taught campers how to use a standup paddleboard Annica Sivsov and Anna Willis sailing their boats Demonstrating how to recover from a capsized vessel, Karoline Tyrell climbs back into her boatISLAND SUN JULY 27, 201228


Camp instructor Austin Buonsignore coordinated the demonstration from a motorized vessel Captiva Island Yacht Clubs Lauren Davies assists a camper into her boat 29 ISLAND SUN JULY 27, 2012 The Sanibel Independence Day Parade Committee wishes to thank the following groups, businesses, sponsors, donors, spectators, participants, volunteers and their families, friends, visitors, and many friendly folks for their outstanding assistance and support of the 2012 parade. Without your participation the 22nd annual parade, We Salute the #1 Vacation Destination, Sanibel Island (Top Ranking from Frommers Travel Guides), would not have achieved the status of being the biggest and best ever. The Sanibel Independence Day Parade Committee was established in 1990 by the Sanibel & Captiva Association of Realtors. Since 1994 Family & Friends of Don (Bissell) have been carrying on the tradition to honor the USA, on Sanibel Island, on its birthday. Thanks to: Grand Marshals You! Thank you goes out to Sanibel Glass & Mirror for donating their vehicle and glass to show the reflection of you in the mirrors. Thanks again to everyone, you made the parade! Major Donors: Bank of the Islands, Island Sun and City of Sanibel. Supporting Organizations: Sanibel Police and Auxiliary Police, City of Sanibel Public Works Department, Lee County EMS, Lee County Sheriffs Department, Veolia. Water and coolers provided by Billys Bike Shop & Segway of Sanibel, Billys Rentals, Baileys General Store, Sanibel Recreation Department, Sanibel Fire Rescue District. A big thank you goes out to Lee County Mosquito Control for spraying so we could enjoy the parade and fireworks. Parade Route Supervisors: SanibelCaptiva Kiwanis Club Dick Muench & Keystone Segway Police provided by Billys Bike Shop & Segway of Sanibel: Bob Grief, Billy Kirkland, Erik Kirkland, Michael Maxwell, Debbie Sands, Preston Schuetz, Ryan Schuetz and Tim Stone. Golf Carts donated by A+ Carts & Parts Jay Stewart. Judges: Vicki Ashton, Mary Bondurant, Kara KC Cuscaden, Al and Micki Kaplan. Volunteers: Colton Phillips, Dakota Phillips, Megan Phillips, Shelby Jacobs, Mason Taylor, Penny The Tourist and Richard Wildman, Catherine and Tristan Bogan, Madeline Shearer, Tracey and Alex Polidan, Luke Spangler, Kevin and Jennifer Mundin, Michelle Jaramillo, Barbara Chappell, Roger Blouin and Bruce Cochrane. Parade participants and spectators: There are just too many of you to mention in the 100-plus units that walked, biked, Segwayed, rode, drove, crawled and skipped down Periwinkle Way, and the thousands of you who saluted our flag, welcomed our grand marshals and cheered the entries and antics of the participants. You all have our heartfelt and endearing thanks and gratitude for your enthusiastic participation. Our promise to you and all the citizens of Sanibel and Captiva is that we have already started to plan for an even bigger and better 23rd annual Independence Day Parade in 2013. See yall next year! If you have any suggestions for next years parade or an idea for the parade theme, call Trish Phillips at 246-2981 or Lisa Newmeyer-Cochrane at 472-8875. We are also looking for a marching band to participate in next years parade. If you know of someone we can contact, please let us know. Happily and gratefully, Your 2012 Independence Day Parade Committee: Trish Bissell-Phillips, co-chair; Lisa Newmeyer-Cochrane, co-chair; Rob Lisenbee, Lorin Arundel, Mary Bondurant, Vicky Ashton, Kara KC Cuscaden and Billy Kirkland. CARD OF THANKS Parade Committee: Lisa Newmeyer-Cochrane, Trish Bissell-Phillips, Vicki Ashton, Mary Bondurant, Rob Lisenbee (not pictured: Lorin Arundel and Billy Kirkland) David Tonti and Jack Heidrick prepare to launch their boat


BEST TAKE-OUT ON THE ISLANDS CALL FOR DAILY SPECIALS472-9300 Jerrys FoodsRestaurant & DeliDaily Lunch Specials Salad Bar Take-Out or Eat In Breakfast Lunch DinnerOpen Daily 6 a.m. 10 p.m. The Only Dockside Dining on Sanibel Located at the Sanibel Marina Specializing in Local Seafood We also feature Petite & 10 oz. Filet MignonsDining Awards: 6 years running 472-8138 THE ISLANDS' ONLY REAL BARBECUE! Open Daily at 11:30am Sunday thru Thursday until 9pm Friday and Saturday until 10pmWE CATER TOO! 239-472-75015400 Plantation Rd Captiva Island, FL 33924 FULL DELI, BAKERY DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS COLD BEVERAGESCall us for your cookout, picnic and party needs. Well take care of you!Corner of Periwinkle Way & Tarpon Bay Road472-1516 Get The Word Out About Your Take-Out!~Advertise Here~ 239.395.4022751 Tarpon Bay Road5-10 p.m. www.iltesoro.net 8:30 am 6 p.m.239-472-4300Tahitian Gardens Plaza 30 ISLAND SUN JULY 27, 2012 My Stars FOR WEEK OF JULY 30, 2012ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A turn in a relationship upsets the amorous Arian, who is puzzled by Cupids romantic antics. Be patient and considerate. The confusion soon will sort itself out. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Its a good time for travel-loving Taureans to take off for fun-filled jaunts to new places. And dont be surprised if Cupid tags along for what could be a very eventful trip. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You appear to be of two minds about continuing a relationship that seems to be riding roughshod over your emotions. A frank talk could help you decide one way or the other. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Stepping back from a relationship problem provides a new perspective on how to deal with it. Meanwhile, watch your words. Something said in anger now could backfire later. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A changing situation makes the Big Cat uneasy. But hold on until things settle down around the 4th. Meanwhile, continue your good work on that still-unfinished project. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A decided improvement in a workplace situation results in an unexpected, but very welcome, added benefit for everyone. Personal relationships also improve. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Money matters remain a bit unsettled but soon will ease into the kind of stability you appreciate. Meanwhile, an expanding social life offers a chance to make new friends. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Use an unexpected roadblock in your monetary dealings to reassess your financial plans and make changes, if necessary. It soon will be smooth sailing again. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Aspects of love are strong for both single and paired Sagittarians. Professional dealings also thrive under the Sags clever handling of difficult situations. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Set a realistic goal and follow it through to completion. Remember: Youre more likely to impress the right people with one welldone job than with lots of jobs left undone. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) You like to plan ahead. Thats fine. But be prepared to make some changes because of an unsettled period that influences your aspects through the 4th. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A brief phase of instability affects your usual work cycle. Use the time to catch up on chores around the house or office. Things settle down soon after the 4th. BORN THIS WEEK: You love being the center of attention and probably would be a big success in show business. On July 31, 1715, a hurricane strikes the east coast of Florida, sinking 10 Spanish treasure ships carrying tons of gold and silver coins and killing nearly 1,000 people. About 80 percent of the treasures was recovered within a year, but the rest remained lost until the 1960s. On Aug. 5, 1858, the first telegraph line across the Atlantic Ocean is completed. Four British and American vessels met in midocean and successfully laid 2,000 miles of cable, often at a depth of more than 2 miles. On Aug. 3, 1861, the last entry of Charles Dickens serialized novel Great Expectations is published. Dickens father was thrown in debtors prison in 1824, and 12-year-old Charles was sent to work in a factory. The miserable treatment of children and the institution of the debtors jail became topics of several of Dickens novels. On Aug. 2, 1876, Wild Bill Hickok, one of the greatest gunfighters of the American West, is murdered in Deadwood, S.D. Hickok was playing cards with his back to the saloon door when a young gunslinger named Jack McCall walked into the saloon, approached Hickok from behind, and shot him in the back of the head. On Aug. 4, 1944, Jewish German-born Anne Frank and her family, who had been hiding in German-occupied Holland, are found by the Gestapo and transported to various concentration camps. The young girls diary of her time in hiding was found after her death and published in 1947 as The Diary of Anne Frank. On July 30, 1976, American Bruce Jenner wins gold in the decathlon at the Montreal Olympics and sets a world record in the event. After his win, Jenner was voted the 1976 AP Male Athlete of the Year. The 1976 Olympics was his last decathlon. On Aug. 1, 1981, MTV, the Music Television network, makes its maiden broadcast with the words, Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll. The roughly 80 different videos that made up that first weeks rotation on MTV probably represented nearly every promotional music video then available. It was German-American painter and lithographer Herm Albright who made the following sage observation: A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. Its well-known that there were shortages of many items during World War II -and caffeine was one. It was such a problem, in fact, that the chemists at Coca-Cola tried to find a substitute, even experimenting with a derivative of bat guano. The idea was nixed by an executive who was afraid of the public backlash if the truth ever came out. Just as a group of birds is called a flock, a group of frogs is called an army. Ever wonder why a barber pole has red and white stripes? Its a rather grisly tale. At one time barbers did more than cut hair; they sometimes performed marriages and baptisms, served as dentists and even performed surgery. When engaged in the medical work, any excess blood was soaked up by white towels, which were often hung up on a pole outside to dry. As the wind wrapped the towel around the pole, it created a design of red and white stripes. The 1982 film Gandhi, which was awarded eight Oscars, including the one for best picture, used a whopping 300,000 extras. Toilet paper was first introduced in the United States in 1857, but the idea didnt take off -the paper being offered was evidently too much like the paper in the Sears catalog, which is what most people used at the time. The most popular perfume in the world is Chanel No. 5. Always forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. -Robert Kennedy THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY


31 ISLAND SUN JULY 27, 2012 Sanibel: Great business opportunity! Newly renovated retail center with high visibility on Periwinkle Way. $ 1,399,000 Gulf Harbour: Breathtaking Riverfront Estate! With over 5,300 sq. ft of finest quality design and dcor in Edgewater. $ 3,050,000 Fort Myers: This magnificent two-level, 6 bedroom / 5 bathroom masterpiece offers the ultimate in elegant living on 1 acre. $ 1,950,000 Captiva: Exquisite condominium in Lands End within the South Seas Island Resort, 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom. $ 1,299,000 Thomas Hopf 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 Sanibel, FL 33957 Tel.: 239-472-0044 www.engelvoelkers.com/sanibel 16th Annual Tropical Cooking ExtravaganzaJoin a group of fellow culinary enthusiasts for a fun week of cooking classes at the famous Jacaranda Restaurant on Sanibel Island. Chefs Loretta Paganini and Tim McCoy will teach a week-long series of classes, held Monday through Friday, January 28 to February 1, 2013. Classes will last for three hours daily, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The weeklong lineup of classes includes: An Italian Summer Monday, January 28 Revel in the classic flavors of Italy while you watch Chef Loretta prepare this fantastic meal. Menu: Arugula salad with grilled shrimp spiedini, homemade saffron fettuccine pasta with cherry tomatoes, basil and fresh mozzarella, Pork Involtini with prosciutto and fontina in white wine sauce, vegetable ribbons with balsamic glaze, oven-roasted rosemary potatoes, lemon-strawberry crepes with limoncello sauce and strawberry gelato Sensational Scallopine Tuesday, January 29 These dishes are not thin on flavor in this great class. Join Chef Loretta as she shares her favorite scallopine recipes perfect for any day of the week. Menu: Turkey Scallopine alla milanese with sweet potato fries, eggplant scallopine alla pizzaiola with fresh tomato and mozzarella, pork scallopine marsala with wild mushroom ragout on fettuccine, herb breaded salmon scaloppine in lemon and artichokes sauce with rice pilaf, veal scaloppine saltimbocca with sage and prosciutto on mashed potatoes, red velvet cupcakes with mascarpone frosting Made In Italy Wednesday, January 30 A celebration of the very best Italy has to offer. Join us for a sample of delicious recipes. Menu: Neapolitan artichoke zeppole with fresh pomodoro sauce, baby green salad with poached pears, pecans and goat cheese fritters, venetian seafood risotto with vegetables, grilled steak florentine style with spinach and roasted red pepper in herb sauce, corn pudding and strawberry tiramisu with chocolate sauce Lemons, Oranges & Limes Thursday, January 31 Dazzle your guests at your next party with these refreshing meal ideas. Discover the very best citrus recipes with Chef Loretta. Menu: Refreshing rosemary lemonade, tomato martini soup with cherry tomatoes and mozzarella skewers, grilled pesto crusted grouper on caesar salad with lemon zabaglione dressing, homemade tagliatelle pasta with prosciutto and orange cream sauce, roasted sticky lemon garlic chicken, oven-roasted potatoes, asparagus with limoncello sauce, key lime cheesecake with lime curd A Night on the Island of Capri Friday, February 1 Spice up your dinner party with this delicious menu. Chef Loretta will show you how easy it is to create a fabulous Italian meal in no time. Menu: Shrimp in crazy water, neapolitan pizza margherita, caprese salad with tomato, fresh mozzarella and arugula, homemade cheese ravioli alla sorrentina with fresh pomodoro sauce, braciole with prosciutto and caciocavallo cheese, garlic mashed potatoes, caprese chocolate torte with raspberry sauce Tuition is $450 for the five-class series, or $95 per class. A demonstration apron is included if registered for the entire series. For reservations, call the Loretta Paganini School of Cooking at 888-7484063 or 440-729-1110 The Jacaranda Restaurant is located at 1223 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Supplying the islands with ART and Fine Framing for over 10 years. Thank You to our loyal customers. 630 Tarpon Bay Rd(near the Over Easy Cafe)Summer Hours Mon.-Sat. 10-4 Closed Sundaywww.sanibelartandframe.com 239-395-1350 Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


Around The Islands With AnneSanibel Home Furnishings Aglow With New Lamps; Three Crafty Ladies Has Christmas In Mind by Anne MitchellLamps are the quintessential home decorating item, serving to light a dark corner, add a splash of color or set a tone to a room. A new lamp can work wonders. One of the best selections of lamps on the islands can be found at Sanibel Home Furnishings, especially right now, when a new batch of both table and floor models is now in the showroom. Many are unique and artistic, such as the stacked loggerhead turtle hatchlings stacked one upon the other to form a base. Most have an organic quality that serves well in island homes, using driftwood, curved lines that suggest the ocean and shapes from nature. One popular vase-style design can be ordered in 10 colors and its drum shade can be made of fabric or painted. Even choose one color inside and another outside to match any dcor if you like, said store co-owner Carl Knight. This season the womens fashion trend is all about color vibrant, primary and eyecatching color and its said that home decorating follows fashion trends. However, at Sanibel Home Furnishings, thats not the case. This island store has been featuring color ever since its inception, so the colorful hues seen on the racks at fashion stores this season are nothing new here. Color is our big thing, said Knight. That means the shades of the subtropics turquoise, lime green, azure, raspberry pink, mango, sunny yellow and tangerine. The stores line of comfortable sofas and chairs reflect the same hues and since they come in performance fabrics, theres no need to worry about stains. Ikat or tribal prints are hot right now, he said. And this trend does follow clothing fashion. Ikat doesnt have the hard lines of some tribal prints so it teams beautifully with the lighter tones favored by many island homeowners. Speaking of fabrics, new bedding, rugs and pillows are due in later this summer for those who want to freshen up a particular room without major redecorating. For me, this Sanibel Home Furnishings merchandise epitomizes island style its casual yet sophisticated. Stop in and check it out at 1618 Periwinkle Way in the Heart of the Island shopping center, phone 472-5552. Although Christmas is five months away, if youre a crafter, its not too soon to start on those holiday projects. Three Crafty Ladies is already displaying a Christmas stocking panel. Thats a length of fabric all you need to make a red, white and green stocking on which is printed the instructions for making it as well as all the parts to cut out and sew together. It even comes with a gift tag. Theres also a kit for children to make a small Christmas tree using their own handprints cut from green felt. Meanwhile, the Sanibel table runner, depicting the shape of the island on a blue background with quilting and embroidery, is available already made for $79, or make it yourself with the $45 kit. This is an exclusive design by award-winning quilter Carol DeCesare, whose art quilts are in the process of being displayed on an entire wall of the store. They are for sale, as are many of her original patterns. Three Crafty Ladies also carries hundreds of bolts of fabrics, quilting and needlework supplies and most craft needs. Youll find the store in Heart of the Islands, Sanibel, phone 472-2893. LIVE ON THE ISLANDS The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn will feature The New Vinyls on Friday and Saturday and Taylor Stokes on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Crab races are Mondays and Thursdays. The Crows Nest is at 15951 Captiva Drive, phone 472-5161. 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; Wednesday, Prime Rib & Prime Jazz with the Traditions All Star Jazz Band; 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. 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. 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 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. 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. A pair of chairs upholstered with ikat print fabric flank a lamp with a scallop textureISLAND SUN JULY 27, 201232 The Sanibel runner designed by Carol DeCesare is available ready-made or as a kit at Three Crafty Ladies A selection of lamps at Sanibel Home Furnishings


33 ISLAND SUN JULY 27, 2012 New Play Contest Winner At Theatre Conspiracyby Di SaggauLoyal Fans of Theatre Conspiracy were in attendance last Saturday evening for one of their favorite social events, the 3rd annual New Play Contest fundraiser. It was held at the Foulds Theatre in Fort Myers and featured a pre-show reception with delicious food, wine, drink and merriment. This is actually the 14th annual New Play Contest held by Theatre Conspiracy. They had over 300 entries from across the United States and Canada. Following the reception, selected readings from the top three plays were held on stage. Nine actors took part in the readings, playing various characters from The Language of Flowers, The Tower of Magic, and a new adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Grey. Artistic Director Bill Taylor narrated the various scenes and actions in the plays. Following the readings, ballots were handed out to everyone in the audience to vote for their favorite play. The winner, The Tower of Magic, is about a young woman who has kept her engagement from her family a secret. She has come home to make the problematic announcement, but finds herself stymied when she realizes that her fiance will be a huge disappointment to her family. The Tower of Magic will be performed in October. Taylor also announced the partial 2012-2013 schedule for Theatre Conspiracy which includes: August, The Art of Murder; September The Nerd; and January, Intimate Exchanges. The November show, Beckys New Car, will be held at The BIG ARTS Strauss Theater on Sanibel. Cathy Incardona, Karen and Brian Goldberg, Michael McNally Helen Dixon and Chuck Grinnell Chris Bethuy and Lucy Harris Ed Sindelar and Dixie Lee Ball Jordan Axelrod and Tommie Schott Rose and Paul Beaulieu Great Service! Great Dedication! Great Results! Great Service! Great Dedication! Great Results! Buying, Selling, or just want to chat... TALK TO CHUCK! Buying, Selling, or just want to chat... TALK TO CHUCK! 2400 Palm Ridge Rd. Sanibel, FL (239) 472-2311A er Hours (239) 209-6500 Chuck BergstromISLAND RESIDENT, REALTORWWW.CHUCKBERGSTROM.COMRE/MAX AWARD WINNING REALTOR! Completely renovated 3BR/2BA elevated home. NICE!!! Completely renovated 3BR/2BA elevated home. NICE!!! Cathedral ceiling, hickory wood ooring, granite counters. Cathedral ceiling, hickory wood ooring, granite counters. Large pantry, stainless appliances, 42 cabinets in kitchen. Large pantry, stainless appliances, 42 cabinets in kitchen. Impact doors/windows. Two car garage with lots of storage. Impact doors/windows. Two car garage with lots of storage. Enjoy water view from deck. Huge lot! New sod/landscape. Enjoy water view from deck. Huge lot! New sod/landscape. $579,000 $579,0009319 Kincaid Court 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 4 BR/3 BA in nice, private community. 4 BR/3 BA in nice, private community. Beautifully furnished two story home. Beautifully furnished two story home. Lg master suite with sitting area/ replace. Lg master suite with sitting area/ replace. Open porches, lanai & covered parking. Open porches, lanai & covered parking. Comm. pool/tennis. Near beach/marina... Comm. pool/tennis. Near beach/marina... $729,000 $729,000557 N. Yachtsman Build your Sanibel Dream Home. Build your Sanibel Dream Home. Convenient mid-island Residential location. Convenient mid-island Residential location. Natural parcel with 1-1/2 acres of privacy. Natural parcel with 1-1/2 acres of privacy. Tarpon Bay Parcel includes Lots 1-6, Lots 17-20. Tarpon Bay Parcel includes Lots 1-6, Lots 17-20. Steps to shopping, restaurants, Baileys market. Steps to shopping, restaurants, Baileys market. $250,000 $250,000Tarpon Bay Road Gorgeous renovation! 4BR/3BA on West Gulf Dr. Gorgeous renovation! 4BR/3BA on West Gulf Dr. Gourmet kitchen, S/S appliances, 42 cabinets. Gourmet kitchen, S/S appliances, 42 cabinets. New baths, granite/quartz counters, Birch wood oors. New baths, granite/quartz counters, Birch wood oors. 10 ceilings, impact glass, new elevator, replace. 10 ceilings, impact glass, new elevator, replace. Lg, pool on approx. 1 acre parcel across from the beach. Lg, pool on approx. 1 acre parcel across from the beach. $2,595,000 $2,595,0004203 Dingman Dr. 3BR/2BA Old Floridastyle in Las Tiendas. 3BR/2BA Old Floridastyle in Las Tiendas. Remodeled kitchen w/stainless appliances. Remodeled kitchen w/stainless appliances. Bright, open w/vaulted ceilings throughout. Bright, open w/vaulted ceilings throughout. Wood ooring. Enclosed lanai/heated pool. Wood ooring. Enclosed lanai/heated pool. Near beach, bay, shopping, restaurants... Near beach, bay, shopping, restaurants... $599,000 $599,000476 Las Tiendas Nice 3BR/2BA lake front, elevated pool home. Nice 3BR/2BA lake front, elevated pool home. Enjoy gorgeous water views and nightly sunsets. Enjoy gorgeous water views and nightly sunsets. Lg great room w/vaulted ceiling...opens to lanai. Lg great room w/vaulted ceiling...opens to lanai. Beautifully furnished. Large enclosed pool/lanai. Beautifully furnished. Large enclosed pool/lanai. Great location... only a short walk to the beach. Great location... only a short walk to the beach. $629,000 $629,000673 East Rocks SHORT SALE REDUCEDWWW.SANIBELISLANDWATERFRONTREALESTATE.COM NEW LISTING


34 ISLAND SUN JULY 27, 2012 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 LIFETIME WARRANTY LIFETIME WARRANTY From page 1 Art Leagueand see the new books, CDs and DVDs as well as all the other services such as computers and internet connections. The Sanibel Public Library is located at 770 Dunlop Road, next to Sanibel City Hall. For hours and 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. David King Laraine Centineo Jaye Boswell Karen Borden Stilwell Receives Awards From Wine SpectatorSandra Stilwell, owner of the Keylime Bistro on Captiva Island, recently received the Wine Spectator Award for the eighth year in a row. Additionally, Sunshine Grille in Fort Myers announced that they also were awarded the Wine Spectator Award for the first time. Sunshine Grille opened in November 2011 on the corner of Winkler Road and Gladiolus Drive in Fort Myers. Wine Spectators Best of Award of Excellence for 2012 recognizes restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


35 ISLAND SUN JULY 27, 2012 2242 Periwinkle Way Suite 3 in Sanibel Square Colony Resort 1-bedroom near-beach condo $149K 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 SanibelSusan.com Sundial Resort remodeled club suite with income $349.9K East-end near-beach canal home with 3 bedrooms, den, pool $899K Lisa Murty Realtor Sales Associate David Anderson Office Manager & Closing Coordinator Elise Carnes Notary & Listing Coordinator Susan Andrews Realtor Broker/Owner 20+year island resident Sanibel Rivers Estates lot near deeded beach access $179K 837 Limpet Dr 1/2+acre canal parcel with patio dock $899K Umbrella Pool oversized lot near beaches at Blind Pass $449K Sand Castle Rd lot in the Dunes with golf & tennis $299K 1847 Farm Trail, residential lot with community amenities $249K Southwinds Dr 2-bedroom piling home, steps to this path $499K Sandalfoot 2-bedroom gulf-front condo w/ rental income $699K Compass Point 2 bedroom plus den, this view & income $899K Dunes golf & tennis 3-bedroom updated townhome $324.9K Buying or selling, call the team that specializes in real estate on Sanibel & Captiva Islands, The SanibelSusan Team! Read our weekly island real estate blog at SanibelSusan.wordpress.com CHR Recognizes Blades EarthCare For VolunteerismJim Ballinger, vice president of Blades EarthCare, is no stranger to hard work and helping out others. He first came to Community Housing and Resources, Inc. (CHR) in June and offered to help with mowing, weeding and raking at CHR properties. Since that time, Blades EarthCare has tackled several large projects at CHR properties, including clearing and cleaning around buildings and playgrounds at several different locations. This is a tremendous service to us, said CHR executive director, Kelly Collini. The guys from Blades EarthCare are volunteering hours of labor saving CHR thousands of dollars and performing vital maintenance at our properties. Since receiving their license to trim and prune trees, Blades EarthCare has trimmed several branches and overgrown trees that were encroachng on buildings and other living areas. Our tenants are grateful and have called to express their gratitude, said Collini. Blades EarthCare is a new business serving Sanibel and Captiva offering residential and commercial landscape maintenance programs which include mowing, cleaning, basic pruning and weeding. CHR is a non-profit that provides affordable housing for individuals working on Sanibel and Captiva. Ellie Gause Nory McNelis


36 ISLAND SUN JULY 27, 2012 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 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. 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 Captiva Tri Only Weeks AwayWhen it comes to triathlons (or many sport activities), many experienced racers will tell you The first is the worst. Breaking old habits, adopting new training patterns and getting yourself prepared to do something outside your usual comfort zone can be a daunting challenge. Yet more and more people each year accept that challenge and tackle their first triathlon as is clear when you note that multisport events such as triathlons are one of the fastest growing athletic events around. What makes triathlons a more approachable endeavor? Theyre achievable. Broken down into their three components, a sprintlength triathlon such as the Galloway Captiva Triathlon which consists of a quarter-mile swim, a 10-mile bike and a 5K run is something with reach for all levels of fitness. Theyre accessible. The proliferation of multisport events means theres one to fit almost every calendar and locale. The longer-distance events may take a little more work, but its easy to find a sprint tri nearby especially in a warm clime such as Southwest Florida. Theyre affordable. While triathletes can (and do) spend lots to be properly equipped for their sport, all it really takes is a swimsuit and goggles, a bike and helmet, and a pair of running shoes and the will to use them, of course. Think you want to try out a tri? A lot of first-timers in Southwest Florida have signed on for the Galloway Captiva Tri (which will be held on Sunday, September 16 at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island). Weve asked a few of them why they decided to tackle a tri: I am doing the race to get in shape and lose weight. Ive already lost 30 lbs. through diet and exercise and I have a lot more to go, but this triathlon is on my bucket list and Im looking forward to the challenge. Lisa Diamond Stein, Fort Myers In 2007, I was diagnosed with sarcoma cancer in the left biceps and it eventually went to the lungs. After radiation and chemotherapy all is fine, and I then decided to get in shape losing 45 pounds with diet and the P90X exercise routine. I decided to try the Galloway Triathlon to give me a change of pace on training for fitness and achieve a personal satisfying goal of physical accomplishment. Greg Vogler, Sanibel and Chicago, Illinois My son and I will be doing this race for the first time. My son is 7 and I am (not). We both love sports but this is the first time that we can do an event together, as many marathons and triathlons do not consider children. They are the future of the sport and they need great, fun events like this to get off the couch and discover the pleasure of working with their bodies. Kimberly Blake-Roth, Miami Beach When you register for the Galloway Captiva Tri, youll also start receiving biweekly coaching tips from USA Triathlon Level 2 Coach Angie Ferguson, president of Geared Up, the official coaching sponsor. Ferguson brings years of experience as both a multisport coach and a seasoned triathlete (including 18 Ironmans) to her training advice. She will also be conducting on-site clinics before the race to help both novices and seasoned athletes get their bearings. Want to make your kids part of the fun? Theres a race for them, too. The Childrens Tri will be held on Saturday, September 15, with two different age groups (ages 6 to 9 and 10 to 13) on a shorter course. For both adults and kids, the course is a great combination of beauty and safety. The open-water swim will have a full complement of lifeguards and public safety officials, and the bike portion of both events takes place on roads closed to other traffic. The Gulffront run course is just flat-out gorgeous (along with being flat). Both adult and children athletes can find out more details and register online through the link at the events website, www.captivatri.org. The entire family can make the Galloway Captiva Triathlon a family, fun and fitness weekend at South Seas Island Resort. The title sponsor is the Galloway family of dealerships, Southwest Florida preeminent auto outlets who also sponsored last years inaugural event. Event sponsor for the adult race is the Zehr Center for Orthopaedics, and Jason Gunter P.A. is sponsor for the childrens event. Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc. (CCMI) is the benefitting charity for the race, as it was last year. A portion of the proceeds raised at the event will go towards supporting CCMIs School Backpack Program, providing emergency food more than 2,000 local children each school year. For additional information, go to www.captivatri.org or find them on Facebook by searching for Captiva Tri. Sign Up For Youth Fall Basketball League Come join the new Youth Fall Basketball League at the Sanibel Recreation Center. The league is open to both boys and girls from kindergarten through eighth grade as well as a Pre-K division of 3 and 4 year olds. This league gives children the opportunity to learn and enjoy the game. The upcoming season runs from August to October. Games will be on Saturdays between 9 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. and practice times will be determined by coaches. The fee is $30 per child for Sanibel Recreation Center members or $38 per child for non-members. Registration is now open. Volunteers needed for coaching, team parents, scorekeepers and referees. Contact the Sanibel Recreation Center, 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road, for more information. Call 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. Top Agents/ TeamsVIP Realty Group announced the top agents and sales teams for the month of June. The Karen Bell Team was recognized as top sales team G.G. Robideau and Lori Pierot were recognized as top sales agents. Mary Lou Bailey was recognized as top listing agent and top producing agent. The Tolp & Harrell Team were recognized as top producing team. Tolp & Harrell Team Karen Bell G.G. Robideau Mary Lou Bailey ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS


37 ISLAND SUN JULY 27, 2012 Could The Twins Aaron Hicks Follow In The Footsteps Of Puckett, Hunter And Span?by Ed FrankNo baseball team in recent history has been blessed with centerfield talent like the Minnesota Twins. There was Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett, then Torii Hunter and presently Denard Span. But soon there could be another multi-talented youngster named Aaron Hicks patrolling the Twins outfield with all the tools to rank right up there with Puckett, Hunter and Span. We wrote about Hicks back in 2008 when the Twins selected him as their first-round draft choice (14th overall pick). He had honed his skills in baseballs Urban Youth Academy in Los Angeles being the first to be a first-round pick out of that inner city training facility. Hicks actually considered professional golf as a career rather than baseball, and today still carries a very low handicap. His father, who played baseball in the San Diego Padres organization, encouraged his son toward golf as a teenager, but Aaron had other ideas. He became one of many beneficiaries of the Urban Youth Academy, an organization that provides free baseball instruction to Los Angeles youth. This experience paved the way for him to become a star at LAs Woodrow Wilson High School, where scouts soon noticed his talents. Now 23 years old, Hicks has progressed through the Twins Minor League system, playing last year for the Fort Myers Miracle where he batted .274 in 100 games. He was moved up this year to Double A New Britain, where Jim Rantz, the veteran director of the Twins Minor Leagues, said during spring training he expected a breakout year for the five-tool Hicks. Heres what Heather Cavaliere, a reporter for MLB.com, recently wrote about Hicks: The 6 2 185-pound switch hitter has shown that he has all the tools. He can hit for average, has shown power, has speed and has turned in some highlight reel plays in the outfield. Its the last part (defense) in which Hicks takes the most pride. In one stretch of 13 games in July, he went 18-for-49 (.367) with two homers, four RBIs and three stolen bases. Hicks play is a significant factor why the New Britain Rock Cats are battling for first-place in the Eastern Division of the Eastern Baseball League. As this week began, Hicks was batting .276 over 90 games with nine home runs, 43 RBIs and an on base percentage of .372. He leads the team with 22 stolen bases. His Rock Cats were just three games out of first place with a 57-45 season record. Just as Hunter and Span played their early professional baseball years here in Fort Myers before reaching Major League stardom, dont be surprised if Hicks follows suit. Miracle Home At Hammond Stadium This Weekend The Fort Myers Miracle started this week with a second-half season record of 14-17 after a 4-6 record the last 10 games. Despite this sub-.500 mark, the Miracle was in fourth place in the Florida State League South Division and just four games out of first place. The team is home for four games this weekend, Thursday through Sunday, hosting Brevard County. The Thursday through Saturday games have 7:05 p.m. starts with the first pitch Sunday at 1:05 p.m. Following the weekend series, Fort Myers departs on a seven-game East Coast road trip to Daytona and St. Lucie. Aaron Hicks 239-472-2626www.beachviewgolfclub.com (Visit our website for weekly specials) GOLF$40 before 3 pm $35 after 3 pmRates expire 8/14/12. Must present ad 239.994.7975 2 3 9 9 9 4 7 9 7 5 Trac y Walters R E A LT OR We se l l a n d some o f t h e RET R ET ET ET S S th e Is la nd s ha ve t o of fe r! www.sanibelcaptivaproperties.com 20+ Years in Sanibel/Captiva Real Estate Sales! 1149 1 1 49 49 L 33957 9 5 7 arlos Bay B a y D D rive r i v e G roun d l eve l com pl ete ly remo d e l e d 3 / 2 h ome on wi d e cana l $2,195,000 $ 2 1 9 5 0 0 0 TIVA VA properties.com properties.com p ro ro p e rt rt i e s c o m FGCU Hosts 2nd Annual Golf Tournament The Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University and the Small Business Resource Network will host the 2nd Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, September 21 at the Old Corkscrew Golf Club, 17320 Corkscrew Road in Estero. Check-in is at 7:30 a.m. and tee-off at 8:30 a.m. The Small Business Resource Network (SBRN) helps businesses succeed by connecting them with experienced professionals, service providers and government agencies. The SBDC is a dynamic communitybased resource, which helps small business owners take advantage of new opportunities to grow their business through a diverse collection of programs and services. Cost for participants is $100 per player, which includes 18 holes of golf, a BBQ lunch, raffle prizes and more. The deadline to register is Tuesday, September 18. The event is sponsored by Smooth Swing Golf, Great Florida Insurance, Panther Printing and Grasmeier Business Services, LLC. Sponsorships are also available. To register or for more information, visit www.SBRN.org or call Lorna Kibbey at 745-3700.


ISLAND SUN JULY 27, 201238 PGA TipsTry A Belly Putterby Matt Oakley, PGA Golf ProfessionalPutting can be the most frustrating part of the game. Nothing makes me more mad than to hit a great shot right next to the hole and them miss a three foot putt that counts as much as a 300 yard drive. If you have watched the PGA Tour on television lately, you have noticed a new trend in putters called a belly putter. This trend is so hot that at one point this summer, a belly putter won six weeks in a row on the tour. So hot, in fact, that we will be bringing in two models of belly putter into the Golf Shop this coming season for purchase by the members. Here is what a belly putter is and what it does: Length The standard length normal putter is about 35 inches long. A belly putter is about 42 to 48 inches long. Grip With the normal putter, you grip it at the top end. With a belly putter, you grip it down approximately a foot, then the top end sticks into your belly button. Swing With a standard putter, your arms hang down until you can reach the top end of the putter and you swing the top end of the putter back and through. With a belly putter, the top end is sticking into your belly button so you grip down until your arms hang naturally and rotate your belly button back and through and the putter follows that motion. Results For most people, anchoring the top end to the belly button eliminates hand action and promotes a smooth back and through swing. With any putter, we want the backswing and follow through to be the same length and speed. With normal putters, we tend to see a long, quick backswing and a short, slow follow through that tends to decelerate at the ball and cause the yips. BUSTERS CAUSE! BUSTERS CAUSE!to bene t THE WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECTSaturday, August 25thBeachview Golf Course and Busters Sports Tavern (8:30 am shotgun 4-person scramble) (2-CL)Golf Tournamentfeaturing a 2013 Ford Mustang Convertible valued at $25,000, for a Hole-In-One, prizes on all four Par 3s, longest drive, closest to the pin, straightest drive, a Putting Contest & prizes for the Top Three Teams! $75 per person $300 per foursome (includes Pig Roast)SIGN UP NOWBusters Sports Tavern239-466-4144Beachview Golf Club239-472-2626Pig RoastFollowing the tournament, at Busters Sports Tavern, featuring Pulled Pork, BBQ Ribs, BBQ Chicken, Beef Ribs, Carved Beef Brisket, Corn on the Cob, Cowboy Beans, Potato Salad & Cole Slaw.Cost $12 per person All-U-Can-EatAnd to Round Out the Day Entertainment starting at 2:00 pm with Lady Ks Karaoke, then Barry Lawrence from 4:00-6:00 pm, Colton James from 6:00-8:00 pm and DJ Bubba from 8:00 pm-close, silent auction, bean bag toss, Gulf Shore Mustang Club, bikes, raf es & Much, Much, More! 1800 Boy Scout Drive Fort Myers, Florida (239) 936-2193 www.samgallowayford.com RAFFLES! RAFFLES! Silent Silent Auction! Auction! 1. Paul Splittorff won 20 games in 1973. 2. The San Diego Padres won one game in 1984. 3. Roger Staubach. 4. Sixteen consecutive seasons. 5. Frank Mahovlich (1963, 9) and Bobby Hull (1970-71). 6. Colombia. 7. Bob Fitzsimmons, 1897-99. ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ 1. Who was the first 20-game winner for the Kansas City Royals? 2. Name the National League team that has won only one World Series game in franchise history. 3. Who is the only Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback in the Pro Football Hall of Fame? 4. How many consecutive seasons has point guard Jason Kidd made the NBA playoffs? 5. Four players have won more than one NHL All-Star Game MVP award. Two of them are Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux. Who are the other two? 6. At the beginning of the 2012 Major League Soccer season, what country other than the U.S. had the most players on team rosters? 7. John L. Sullivan and James J. Corbett are considered to be the first two world heavyweight boxing champions. Who was the third? Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom Securities o ered through Securities America, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC Rick Zurbriggen, Registered Representative. Advisory services o ered through Securities America Advisors, Inc., Rick Zurbriggen, Investment Advisor Representative. Zurbriggen Financial and the Securities America companies are not a liated. Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com 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


39 ISLAND SUN JULY 27, 2012 Cycling Safety Notes ALWAYS WEAR A BICYCLE HELMET Our Shared Use Paths intersect with many roads and driveways; the risk of a crash is always present. So lets be prepared and always, no matter how short the trip, wear an approved bicycle helmet. Florida law requires helmet use for children under sixteen, but adults should set a good example and wear a helmet whenever using the Paths. Protect your head! SANIBEL BICYCLE CLUB 239.8 41.4540 2 3 9 8 4 1 4 5 4 0 C onnie Wa l ters REALTOR We se l l a n d some o f t he RET R ET ET E S S the I s l ands have to offer www.sanibelcaptivaproperties.com 20+ Years in Sanibel/Captiva Real Estate Sales! 1149 1 1 49 49 L 33957 9 5 7 Loggerhead Lo Lo o o ogg ay 3 Units Available! b l e Unit 521Unit 583 TIVA VA properties.com properties.com p ro ro p e rt rt i e s c o m 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 Craig Wolf Joins Real Estate TeamDon DeLuca, broker of Royal Shell Real Estate, announced that Craig Wolf has joined Royal Shell Real Estate as an agent and will be working with the McMurray and Nette Team. Wolf is originally from St. Louis and a graduate of the University of Michigan. He moved to Southwest Florida in 1993 to further his career in the TV news business. Wolf anchored the prime time news for 18 years at the NBC station serving the Fort Myers/Naples television market. In addition to his responsibilities as a journalist, Wolf is an active leader in the community. He is involved with numerous charities, agencies and fundraising organizations, and can often be seen hosting and emceeing special events in community. During his years in TV news, Wolf also wrote and reported extensively on the local real estate market. Craig will be a great addition to the team of Mike McMurray and Trevor Nette. His knowledge and work ethic add another facet to their team and to Royal Shell Real Estate, said Michael Polly, vice president of real estate operations. Chad Reedy, sales associate; Craig Wolf, sales associate; Mike McMurray, CRS, GRI, sales associate; Sally Hunt, sales associate; Trevor Nette, broker associate; Arika Bjorkedal, sales associate; Brooks Selby, sales associate Electrical Issues And Older Homesby Bryan HayesSome of us live in older homes that were built 30 or more years ago, which means that things like its original electrical wiring might be outdated for modern appliances and increased electrical use. If you really think about it, we use way more electrical devices today than we did even 15 or 20 years ago. And since our energy consumption increased over the years, many older homes have not been updated to bear this load. So then you might wonder, what are some of the common signs that your home might need a bit of a make-over? Well, how about your lights? Do they flicker a lot? Do your fuses blow frequently and is the breaker tripped so often that you begin to wonder if thats normal? Other things that some people might notice is an insufficient amount of electrical outlets, outlets that dont support larger items like hot tubs, lack of GFI grounded outlets, no empty spaces in the electrical panel for new appliances and that unsettling crackling noise in the panel box. Naturally, there are more things that can come into question when your home is due for an upgrade, so if you find yourself answering yes to any of the issues listed, you might want to consider an electrical inspection. Upgrading an old panel is always a good start, and it can eliminate many of the electrical problems that often come with older homes. Talk to your electrical contractor to discuss any ongoing issues, and find out what can be done to help your home meet those increased energy needs and meet all the necessary safety requirements. Bryan Hayes is a Sanibel air conditioning contractor. He also owns, with his brother Todd, an electrical business on Sanibel. He can be reached at Bryan@Sanibelair.com. Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


40 ISLAND SUN JULY 27, 2012 Will Power Columnist: Crai 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 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, I need some ideas to keep working on writing skills with my children this summer. I know that writing is a big issue at school and I want them to do well. They are pre-teens and in middle school. Joanna B., Sanibel Joanna, I applaud you for wanting to work on writing skills with your children. Most kids dont use their writing skills during the summer vacation without being given specific assignments to complete. The way to improve writing skills is through practice. Your kids might enjoy writing even more during the summer without the pressure of testing and grading. Writing provides children (and adults) an opportunity to express their unique thoughts, opinions and emotions. Anindita Basu Sempere, executive director of TheWritingFaculty.com, recently suggested some great ideas to keep kids writing during the summer months. Journaling and blogging might work well for your children. With journaling, you might suggest that they pretend they are living in another country, or another galaxy to give this writing experience some creativity. Writing even one page a day will keep their skills intact. Blogging is so popular now and writing about a personal interest or an imagined adventure could be fun for them. You might suggest that your kids collaborate and write a play or adapt a favorite story. They could round up their friends and ultimately perform their work. Adding costumes, props, music and other dramatic elements to their production would be a great learning experience. A family writing experience could also be a lot of fun for everyone in the family. You as the mom would write an opening paragraph and a conclusion to a story and then let your kids fill in the rest. The kids could take turns writing paragraphs or they each could write their own. You might want to set some parameters about this story and just let their imaginations take over. Over the course of about a week, I think you would see a creative and interesting story emerge and enjoy a great family as well. Summer is also a great time to make sure that your childrens word processing/typing skills are satisfactory. There are lots of online word processing programs to use for instruction and practice. This is a great site for lots of free games to improve these skills: www.learninggamesforkids.com/keyboarding_games. html. Happy writing! 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. Hodges University Schedules Open Houses August 11Hodges University will host an open house at all three of their campus locations in Fort Myers, Naples and Immokalee. The events, set for Saturday, August 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will include tours of each facility and will provide an opportunity for potential students to meet with admission coordinators and financial aid representatives. The Fort Myers campus is located at 4501 Colonial Boulevard near Winkler Extension. In Naples, the Naples campus is located on Northbrooke Drive, just off Immokalee Road at I-75, and the Immokalee Learning Site is located at 1170 Harvest Drive. The fall term will begin on September 6. Hodges University is comprised of four schools of study, including the Nichols School of Professional Studies, the Fisher School of Technology, the Johnson School of Business and a School of Allied Health. By offering flexible scheduling, accelerated degree programs, online and distant learning opportunities, and a range of services designed to help students achieve goals, Hodges University has emerged as a leading resource for students confronted with the responsibility of working full-time and raising families, and all while pursuing their education. For more information on available degree programs and enrollment procedures, call 513-1122 in Naples, 4820019 in Fort Myers, and 657-7710, or visit www.hodges.edu. Superior InteriorsA Powder Room Makeoverby Cindy MalszyckiCalled all kinds of names hall bathroom, powder room, guest bath, half bath, little girls or boys room its probably the smallest room in your home. And, all too often, its the most blandly decorated room in our home. And worse still, its probably the room most often frequented by your guests. So why not let your imagination and creativity flow into overtime? Make a bold statement in the room! Work on creating a focal point. Its not uncommon for these small rooms to have no window, and lets face it, theres not much beautiful about a toilet and vanity. Here are a few ideas you might want to incorporate when considering giving this room a complete makeover: 1. Start with the vanity. Replacing a plain laminate top with a beautiful granite surface might be just the ticket. Or how about considering some of the handsome furniture pieces that are not only graciously designed but fully functional as well. They are totally designed to give a small powder room a fabulous focal point., 2. Dramatic wallpaper could certainly reduce the boxy feeling these small rooms are typically known for. Think about selecting something exciting and spectacular. Todays faux finish wallcoverings come complete with embedded jewels and crystals. Just think of the drama you can create. 3. Your flooring. How about replacing that vinyl with a new laminate or tile floor. Even a multi-patterned area rug might add just the right touch to this oft used space. So, how about it? Get up right now and go and look in your powder room. Could it use a little makeover or a large redo? If so, give your interior designer a call and create a room that your guests will be unable to stop raving about. Cindy Malszycki is an interior decorator on Sanibel. She can be reached at cindy@decden.net. Junior Achievement Of Southwest Florida Receives $1,000 DonationJunior Achievement of Southwest Florida has received a $1,000 donation from The Daniel R. and Anne M. Harper Foundation. The funding will enable the nonprofit organization to provide Junior Achievement classes to the entire fifthgrade level at Villas Elementary School. Thanks to the generosity of The Daniel R. and Anne M. Harper Foundation and our other foundations, corporate partners and volunteers, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida is able to offer hands-on, engaging programming that provides local students with the skills and confidence to successfully enter the workforce, said Anne Frazier, president and CEO of Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida. Junior Achievement is the worlds largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida provides in-school and afterschool programs for students in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties that focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. For more information about Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, contact Anne Frazier at 225-2590 or info@jaswfl.org. The website is www.JASWFL.org.


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 Captiva Beach Getaway Beautiful Sunset Views Beachfront Captiva Village Location New Pool & Spa Great Rental Income $2,500,000 MLS 2120780 McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888 Build to Suit Sanibel 3 Bedrooms, 3-Baths Private Intersecting Canals Pool w/Tanning Ledge Construction Contract Combined $999,000 MLS 2901313 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Bank Owned Captiva Beach Front Old English Tudor Historical Home Fully Restored 5 Bedrooms/4.5 Baths Deep Water Dock, Resort Style Pool Creative Terms & Aggressive Bank Packages $2,850,000 MLS 2701021 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 Gracious Del Sega Home Spanish In uenced 3BD/2.5BA Bud Lawrence Design Well Appointed Kitchen Private, yet Steps to Blind Pass $725,000 MLS 2120416 Jane Reader Weaver 239.472.1302 Direct Gulf Access Sanibel 4 Bedrooms, 4.5-Baths Separate Guest Suite w/Kitchen Screen Enclosed Tropical Lanai w/Pool Private dock and Boat Lift $1,895,000 MLS 2101213 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Sea Grape Cottage 4 BD/3 BA Beach Cottage Energy Ef cient Design New Construction w/Sky Deck Near Beach on Private Street $1,695,000 MLS 2120822) John & Denice Beggs 239.357.5500 Experience Sundial 1BD/1BA A1 Club Suite Ground Level Corner Unit Under Building Parking Comfortable & Remodeled $299,000 MLS 2120196 Jane Reader Weaver 239.472.1302 Spectacular Pointe Santo Unit 2BD/2BA with Stunning Gulf Views Remodeled with Exquisite Upgrades Excellent Income Producer Resort Amenities $982,000 MLS 2120709 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Blind Pass Condo Sanibel 2 Bedrooms, 2-Baths Updated Kitchen & Baths 1,222 S.F. of Living Great Vacation Rental $399,900 MLS 2101271 Sally Davies 239.691.3319 Shell Harbor 3BD/2BA with Updated Interior Premier East End Boating Community Vaulted Ceilings, Bright, Open Floor Plan Screened Pool with Brick Pavers $749,000 MLS 2120285 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Fantastic Top Floor Views Captiva Top Floor/3BD w/Loft & Sunset Views Direct Beach, Pool, Tennis & More Completely Renovated Convenient to Everything $799,000 MLS 2900521 Fred Newman and Vicki Panico 239.980.0088 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 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 Beach Cottage Themed Condo Blind Pass on West End of Sanibel 2 Bedrooms/2 Baths, Remodeled Virtual Tour @ www.BlindPassA105.info Pool, Tennis & Convenient to Captiva $410,000 MLS 2120116 Bob & Viv Radigan 239.691.6240 Stunning, Private Sanctuary Residence 4 Bedrooms, 5.5 Bathrooms Located on Oversized Lot/Spacious Rooms Awesome Pool/Spa & Entertaining Areas Private Elevator & Model Furnished $1,995,000 MLS 2101101 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 Pine Cove of Sanibel 3BD/2BA with 2,200 S.F. of Living Space Screened In Porch/Pool/Beach Super Large Master Suite Great Amenities & Parking Under Unit $1,350,000 MLS 2120086 McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888239.472.0078 | 800.805.0168RoyalShellSales.com | RoyalShell.com NEW LISTINGReal Estate We make it easy. You make it home. 41 ISLAND SUN JULY 27, 2012


42 ISLAND SUN JULY 27, 2012 Whether or not you disagree with the Supreme Courts recent ruling, it would appear that the Health Care Reform Act (HCRA) informally referred to by many as ObamaCare is likely to become law in 2013. In the words of former Saturday Night Live comedian and current United States Senator Al Franken, the question becomes, What does that mean for me? There really are several pillars of the plan that create additional expenses for individuals, whether you choose to call those expenses costs (such as the requirement to purchase health insurance), penalties (such as when you dont comply with the law) or taxes, which are ubiquitous. Individuals will be required to pay for or enroll in some sort of base coverage or pay a penalty (in the words of Chief Justice Roberts, a tax). Failure to cover oneself with minimal essential health coverage will result in a penalty tax of a currently undetermined amount. Changes to tax deductible health care spending accounts, additional Medicare taxes on wages, surtaxes on income and a redefinition of dependent under the law are all part of the plan. Lets take a closer look at each component: Essential Base Coverage Requirement In order to satisfy the minimum essential coverage requirement, individuals will have to enroll in or otherwise pay for a plan such as Medicare or Medicaid, an employer sponsored health plan, an individual market plan, some sort of a grandfathered plan or some other coverage, where state health insurance exchanges are expected to play a role State-sponsored health insurance exchanges would qualify for the base coverage requirement, although these exchanges are not mandated under federal law until 2014. Some states governors, such as Floridas Rick Scott, have warned that they dont intend to follow the federal mandate. These state health insurance exchanges are a key element to the plan, as they include federal premium assistance credits for those at or near the poverty line. There are also anticipated savings for small businesses with 100 or fewer employees through the state exchanges. Many unanswered questions remain over these state exchanges, including what happens if a state elects to not follow them. Failure to comply with the essential base coverage requirements results in a tax to the individual, but not until 2014. The tax is computed using formulas based on the cost of the national exchange premiums which havent been determined yet. Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts In 2013, contributions to health care flexible spending accounts will be limited to a maximum of $2,500, indexed to inflation. Employers will no longer be able to establish their own limits. The itemized deduction floor for medical expenses will be raised from 7.5 to 10 percent of adjusted gross income before you receive a tax deduction. Taxpayers 65 or older before December 31, 2010 get to keep the 7.5 percent floor through the 2016 calendar year. Medicare Tax Most wages and self-employed income will be taxed at an additional 0.9 percent for Medicare for those earning more than $200,000 (individuals) or $250,000 (joint) filers. The tax is imposed on the combined earnings of both spouses, which currently is not the case for the Medicare tax. Normally, there is no risk of under withholding under current law, but since employers will have no idea what the employees spouse makes, that risk now becomes evident. It is incumbent for employees to advise employers if additional withholding should apply. Self-employed individuals will not be able to deduct the additional Medicare tax. Only the employer portion of the self-employment tax is deductible, and that does not increase under the law. Modified Adjusted Gross Income Surtax A surtax of 3.8 percent will be imposed on taxpayers with Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) in excess of $200,000 for individuals and $250,000 for joint filers. Consequently, a surtax of $380 would be imposed on an individuals MAGI of $210,000. This is calculated as follows: MAGI $210,000 less $200,000 threshold = $10,000 multiplied by 3.8 percent. MAGI is deemed to be the taxpayers adjusted gross income increased by any foreign earned income or foreign housing costs excluded under the tax law. The surtax is limited to a calculation using the lesser of the MAGI or the taxpayers net investment income. Investment income does include interest, dividends, rents, passive income from a trade or business, annuities and gain on the disposition of property. Investment income does not include IRA or other qualified retirement account distributions, tax exempt bond interest, veterans benefits or the gain on the sale of a principal residence. In my example above, if the individual taxpayer had net investment income of $25,000 included in their MAGI of $210,000, then the surtax would still equal $380. Here, the MAGI in excess of $200,000 ($10,000) is the lesser of that calculation and the net investment income ($25,000). A taxpayers withholding requirements for the year should also equal the amount necessary to pay any surtax that may apply. Dependent Redefined While many of us hope to have our children on their own before reaching age 27, the HCRA treats children under age 27 as a dependent for many purposes. Penalties As mentioned above, the penalties for failure to comply with enrolling in or purchasing essential health coverage is based upon a formula for which the factors have not yet been determined. Normal taxpayer penalties will also apply for failure to pay or withhold proper amounts for the Medicare and income surtaxes. Planning Tips The new law makes end of year income tax planning important if you are a taxpayer earning over the threshold amounts delineated under the law. Generally speaking, when coupling the effects of the expiration of the Bush tax cuts along with the implementation of the HCRA, taxpayers may want to consider accelerating the recognition of income and capital gains taxes before the end of the year, as well as accelerating medical expense deductions as well. Since everyone may be affected differently by these changes, you should always consult with your tax professionals as to your own individual circumstances prior to acting. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Will PowerWhat The New Health Care Reform Law Means To Youby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA From page 10Shore Haven Furthermore, it will be easier and more practical for the contractor to move the entire structure. The addition can be removed once on the village site if necessary. Shore Haven is on Sanibels list of historic structures and the planning commission on Tuesday granted the same status to the caretakers cottage on the property at 1111 Bird Lane. The addition of the 1992 structure came up publicly for the first time that day. The villagwe houses a collection of buildings that reflect Sanibels history and the caretakers cottage is the only one with significance to the islands black families, some of whom stayed in the cottage while working for Shore Havens original owners. Shore Haven will be moved in two sections, first by barge to the end of Dixie Beach Boulevard and then by truck to the village on Dunlop Road, at a cost of about $150,000. There will be no more additions to the village, Werner said, because with the placing of Shore Haven and the cottage, all of the available space is now used.


43 ISLAND SUN JULY 27, 2012 August Fun Days At Rec CenterRegistration is open for Fun Days on Monday and Tuesday, August 6 and 7. The Fun Days will offer a variety of athletic games, craft projects and special entertainment. Enrollment is available for children in Kindergarten through eighth grade. This program operates from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Each child needs to bring a lunch, swimsuit and towel. Light snacks will be provided. Register by July 31 to receive the early bird rate of $20 for recreation center members and $25 for non-members. After that date, the fee is $22 for members, $27.50 for non-members. Fun Days are at the Sanibel Recreation Center, 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information call 4720345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. Spiny Lobster Seasons To BeginThe 2012 recreational and commercial spiny lobster seasons will open soon, beginning with the two-day spiny lobster recreational season on July 25 and 26. The regular commercial and recreational lobster season starts on August 6 and runs through March 31. The special two-day season occurs on the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday in July each year to let recreational fishermen collect spiny lobsters before commercial lobster traps are placed in the water. Commercial fishermen may begin putting their traps in the water on August 1, and recreational and commercial fishermen may harvest spiny lobsters starting on August 6. Spiny lobsters must have a carapace length greater than three inches to be taken during the open seasons, and divers must possess a measuring device and measure all lobsters in the water. During the two-day spiny lobster sport season, recreational divers and snorkelers can take up to six lobsters per person daily in Monroe County and Biscayne National Park waters and 12 lobsters per person daily in other Florida waters. You can possess no more than the daily bag limit of lobsters when you are on the water. When you are off the water, you can possess the daily bag limit on the first day and double the daily bag limit on the second day. Possession limits are enforced on and off the water during the two-day sport season. Night diving for spiny lobsters during the two-day sport season is not allowed in Monroe County, and all harvest of lobsters is prohibited in John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park during the two-day season. Lobster harvest is also prohibited at all times in Everglades National Park, Dry Tortugas National Park, Biscayne Bay/ Card Sound Spiny Lobster Sanctuary, certain areas in Pennekamp Park, and no-take areas in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. During the August 6 through March 31 regular season, the daily recreational bag and on-the-water possession limit is six spiny lobsters per person. You must have a recreational saltwater fishing license and a spiny lobster permit to recreationally harvest spiny lobsters unless you are exempt from recreational license requirements. Information about these licenses and permits is available online at www.MyFWC.com/License. Divers and snorkelers must display a divers-down flag (red with a white diagonal stripe) while in the water. Diversdown flags displayed on vessels must be at least 20 inches by 24 inches, and a stiffener is required to keep the flag unfurled. Dive flags carried on floats must be at least 12 inches by 12 inches. Divers must make reasonable efforts to stay within 300 feet of a divers-down flag on open waters and within 100 feet of a flag within rivers, inlets or navigation channels. The flag must be displayed from the highest point of the vessel and must be visible from all directions. When divers are out of the water, the flag must not be displayed. More information on divers-down flag requirements is available online at www. MyFWC.com/Boating by clicking on Boating Regulations. Additional information on recreational spiny lobster fishing, including how to measure spiny lobster, is available online at www.MyFWC.com/Fishing by clicking on Saltwater, Recreational Regulations and Lobster. Top Seller Chuck Bergstrom was named Top Selling Associate in June by RE/MAX of the Islands. Chuck Bergstrom ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS AUTHORIZED DEALER FOR CAESARSTONE QUARTZ SURFACE Main Show Room 2330 Palm Ridge Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957 in the Hungry Heron Plaza(239) 395-2525 Fax (239) 395-2373Serving Sanibel and Captiva Island for 34 yearsFREE ESTIMATESPRIORITY DEALER CARPETING flooring...carpet ceramic tile wood marble vinylPLANTATION SHUTTERS 2 weeks delivery Custom Upholstery FREEKitchen Sink with any Cambria Countertop Order Over 50 S/F COUNTERTOPS ... 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ISLAND SUN JULY 27, 201244 Sanibel Resident Ann Kurn Invited To Do 15 Minute Physicals With Dr. OzAnn Kurn, a nurse practitioner and Sanibel Island resident, was one of 100 providers in Florida chosen to consult alongside Dr. Oz on July 12 in Tampa for a show that will be aired next season. The goal of the program was to do physicals on 1000 Tampa residients and assess how healthy Tampa is compared to other cities around the country. Dr. Oz offered free blood glucose and cholesterol testing, weight, BMI and waist measurement. This data was then downloaded into a computer and analyized by the providers and a free consultation was given to the patient. Kurn was among the 100 providers giving free consultations. She even consulted with Dr. Oz on a difficult patient with heart disease and high cholesterol. The data revealed that 67 percent of the people were obese, and 55 percent were prehypertensive or had high blood pressure. The patients were given free advice on changing their lifestyle, including diet and exercise tips. Kurn owns Sanibel Diet and Wellness and also practices family medicine at First Care Medical Center. Powerful Tools For Caregivers SeriesLee Memorial Health System Older Adult Services, in collaboration with and funded by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and Senior Choices of Southwest Florida, will present Powerful Tools For Caregivers, an educational series designed to provide you with the tools you need to take care of yourself. Classes consist of six sessions held once a week. Two experienced class leaders conduct the series (many are experienced caregivers themselves who have successfully applied the techniques they teach). Interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming will help you take the tools you choose and put them into action for your life. This program helps family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings better, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources. Participants will receive a book, The Caregiver Helpbook, developed specifically for the class. A donation of $25 to help defray the cost of the book is suggested, but not required to attend the class. Classes will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, 7401 Winkler Road in Fort Myers from August 3 to September 7. Sessions are held every Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information about respite care or to register, call 343-2751. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Ann Kurn with Dr Oz 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. Rehabilitation Hospital Receives Re-accreditationLee Memorial Health System is pleased to announce that The Rehabilitation Hospital has been re-accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for three years as a Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program (CIIRP) for adults, adolescents and children. The Rehabilitation Hospital also received accreditation from CARF for its stroke and brain injury specialty programs. The Rehabilitation Hospital underwent extensive preparation to successfully conform to the rigorous industry leading standards of CARF. Re-accreditation indicates that The Rehabilitation Hospital Lee Memorial Health System is committed to pursuing excellence in health and human services in accordance with the ASPIRE To Excellence framework for quality improvement. The standards by which the hospital was evaluated during a recent on-site survey included both service-specific standards and business practices standards that address accountability, ethics, organizational stability and other essential areas. CARF was founded in 1996 as an independent, non-profit accreditor of health and human service providers. Their consultative accreditation processes helps premiere organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services by applying person-focused standards. People of all ages are served by CARF-accredited providers all around the world. For more information, visit www.carf. org/QuickFacts. FGCUs Infant Development Lab Sponsors FilmFlorida Gulf Coast Universitys Infant Development Lab sponsors the airing of Gnomeo & Juliet on Tuesday, July 31 at the Gulf Coast Town Centers Cinema Under the Stars summer movie series. The movie starts at 8:30 p.m. in the Market Plaza near Fire Pit Restaurant. All families are invited to shop, dine and watch a free, family-friendly movie. The FGCU Infant Development Labs research team is interested in understanding how infants and young children learn language. Funding for the Infant Development Lab is provided by the National Science Foundation and FGCU. The lab welcomes families with children, from birth to 5 years, interested in learning more about language and development. For more information, contact research associate Jim Morgante at 5907516. Top Sales ProducersJohn R Wood Island Real Estate announced their top producers for the month of June: Top Pending Sales Mary and Fred Bondurant Top Marketing Associates Kris Heilman Top Closed Sales Phaidra McDermott ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS Mary and Fred Bondurant Phaidra McDermott Kris Heilman Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the Difference Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


1149 Periwinkle Way 239/472-0176 fax 239/472-0350 11526 Andy Rosse Lane 239/472-1270 fax 239-472-1268 11509 Andy Rosse Lane 239/472-1395www.jnaislandrealestate.com BAYFRONT BEAUTYViews from almost every room. This remodeled home offers a pool with hot tub, two guest suites on 3rd level with a morning kitchen, entertainment area, large walk in closets, stunning balcony views of the bay. Master suite on main level and an office/4th bedroom., Stone, tile, crown molding, impact glass on all windows and doors, over sized 2+ car garage. The wild life, dolphins, manatees and more can be enjoyed in this quiet & gorgeous home. This is a must see. Offered for $2,495,000. Contact Tracy Mr. Listr/ 994-7975 or Connie Ms Listr 239/841-4540. JONATHAN HARBOUR BUILDING SITECleared filled and ready to go. Large waterfront lot with dock in place in private gated community. House plans included. Offered for $550,000. Contact Ralph or Cathy Galietti 239/828-5897. PUNTA RASSA #302This elegantly appointed home has been completely renovated. Top of the line granite in kitchen and baths. Unique master bath & dressing area, design award, wood floors, dry bar, stainless steel appliances. Sun drenched with magnificent sunsets and views of Sanibel Island enhanced by hurricane glass enclosed lanai, hurricane glass on all windows. Social membership to Sanibel Harbour included. Turnkey and ready! Offered for $399,990. Contact Marianne Stewart 239/560-6420.ENJOY THE LIFESTYLE WITHOUT THE HIGH ASSOCIATION FEESQuiet South Ft. Myers neighborhood near Cypress Lake Country Club. Close to everything. This home features marble flooring, wood burning fireplace, 3 car garage with tile flooring,central vac, beautiful pool large kitchen with granite. Formal and informal dining rooms,and a laundry room and a wonderful entertainment area in great room with surround sound. Large master suite features a huge walk-in closet and built-ins, and jacuzzi tub. Separate wing for your guests, nanny or mother-in-law. This beautiful home is offered for $599,900. Contact Connie Walters Ms Lister 239/841-4540.CROWN COLONYGated living at its finest!!! This 3/2/2 is located in the highly desirable Crown Colony gated community. Home features 18 inch tile throughout, granite surfaces, crown molding, stainless steel appliances, custom lighting, brick pavers, lush-tropical landscaping, high ceilings, luxurious master bathroom with soaker tub and MUCH MORE!! This home is in tip top condition and is move in ready. Offered for $369,900. Contact Connie Walters Ms Listr at 239/841-4540 or Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975FORMER MODEL WITH UPGRADES GALOREGorgeous 4/3 home. House is situated on one of the premier lots in Shadow Wood Preserve and has beautiful decorator finishes. Kitchen and baths have granite decorator tile, upgraded hardware, solid doors, stainless appliances, pantry. Pool area has Spa, outdoor kitchen, beautiful pavers, outdoor shower and magnificent golf course, lake and preserve views. Home has it all. A must see and is priced to sell. Offered for $795,000. Contact Ralph or Cathy Galietti 239/828-5897.SOMERSET AT THE REEFView straight out over the pool to the Gulf of Mexico. Beautifully maintained large property on West Gulf Drive. Glassed in lanai providing additional living area to an already spacious and desirable floor plan. Large master suite and bath, second bath services the den (or 3rd bedroom) and the guest room along with and additional powder room. Offered for $1,225,000.00. Contact Linda Naton 239/691-5024 UPENDI A SPECIAL PLACE IN YOUR HEARTA clever blend of style, modern elements of a picturesque property privately nestled amidst stunning established pygmy palms & matured grounds. Nature takes centre stage upon entering the expansive supremely crafted front double doors opening to capture the dramatic setting of the awe inspiring great room with immense double story windows boasting undeniable spectacular views of white sandy beach & pristine waters. No expense spared in this three level 5 bedroom 4-1/2 bath residence; bright, airy & spacious, luxury kitchen, private theatre,6 vehicle garage,elevator. Offered for $4,950,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. 175 OF SEA-WALLED WATERFRONTThis GROUND level 3/2 is located on one of Sanibels widest canals. Swim in the southern facing fully screened pool and hot tub overlooking the canal outside and enjoy Bay views from inside the home. Home has two boat lifts with plenty of room to dock your yacht in the middle. Tropical landscaping surrounds the home with a concrete sidewalk winding along to the front entry. This home has been completely remodeled and offers upgrades throughout! Wood floors in all bedrooms + den, 3 refrigerators and addtl ice makers, soaking tub and shower in the master, wood burning fireplace, siltstone countertops throughout and custom cabinetry and much more! Offered for $2,195,000. Contact Tracy Walters 239/994-7975 or Connie Walters 239/841-4540LOGGERHEAD CAY #462Updated, furnished condo with beautiful courtyard views with an East end location. On-site management with amenities including a community pool, tennis courts and shuffleboard. Easy access to the Sanibel Causeway. Offered for $499,000. Contact Sharon Wise 239-849-9121. THE PERFECT SANIBEL GETAWAYQuiet central location, this ground level home has been impeccably maintained. Range, refrigerator, water heater, washer, roof and garbage disposal all new in the last five years. New AC in 2010, new plumbing in 2004. Mature foliage,well maintained yard with fenced back yard and storage shed. Offered for $329,000. 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ISLAND SUN JULY 27, 201246 deaRPharmacistNobody Likes Meby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Readers, I was slurping Pho at lunch, and blurted to Sam that nobody likes me. He said Why? You have faithful readers, constant letters expressing gratitude, your books are sold world-wide, your family loves you, even Dr. Oz and Mercola like you. Over the rice noodles, half joking, I said yeah, but... Pharmacists Some dont like me because I offer remedies from the wrong side of the counter. One acquaintance said There arent any health benefits to herbs Suzy, thats why the FDA wont approve them. For $40, you can buy all of my books on Amazon.com and learn what they failed to teach us in six years of pharmacy school. Physicians Some dont like me because you (the patient) bring my columns in and question them. Most MDs dont research daily finding its easier to tell patients Im wrong. Who pays the price for that? Sam is chuckling because soup is dripping down my chin. How are you supposed to eat soup with chopsticks anyway?! State organizations I speak at international conventions, to physicians, pharmacists and consumer groups, yet in 23 years, Ive never been invited by my own state pharmacy organization or university (of Florida... hint, hint). I assume they dont like me because Im too attracted to good nutrition, exercise and Mother Natures medicine cabinet. Im feeling feisty. Im pretty sure I accidentally spit on Sams napkin during that rant! Retail pharmacies I assume they dont like me because I slow down productivity when customers take up the pharmacists time up asking about this so-called drug mugging effect. Hey, if retail pharmacies bought one copy of Drug Muggers for each store, side effects would diminish greatly. If a pharmacy didnt stock a particular supplement, they could send you to the health food store. This reminds me of the movie, Miracle On 34th Street. Santa sent families to Gimbals because he didnt have a specific toy at Macys. Now thats integrity. Not to sound like Debbie Downer, but my list gets longer by the mouthful. The religious people at my front door. They didnt initially dislike me, only after they saw me peek through the window and scamper! The phone solicitor who I hung up on. My ex, whatever. Believe it or not, some vitamin makers dont like me, because I have the chutzpah to dish about artificial ingredients and fillers. Someone has to tell the truth! (Yes, they are the size of King Kong). Call me paranoid, but I think my waiters mad (despite my generous tip) because Im typing while I eat, and occupying his table. Dont like me? Take a number! I think Im a nice lady, you can ask um, eh... my mom. All kidding aside, I honestly do my best to serve others, my intentions are good, and I always pay it forward. Tonight, I think Ill throw myself a pity party on Facebook. Youre invited (www.facebook. com/suzycohenrph), but this means youll have to like me. LOL. 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. 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 adult children are asking me to do something that I think is unreasonable. Thirty years ago, my daughter-in-law was threatening to have a miscarriage. After being in and out of her bed for five weeks, I finally told her, I had exactly the same thing happen to me years ago, and my doctor said get up, that is natures way of terminating an abnormal pregnancy. My son and daughter-in-law were furious with me and they barely spoke to us for the next six months. She delivered a severely retarded child, but what I had said was never mentioned. My husband and I did our best to give support to this child. My sons business has transferred him to Asia for the next five years. They have asked me to care for their daughter in my home while they are out of the country. They want to be free of responsibility to enjoy his assignment. I am a widow now and enjoying my retirement. This is a responsibility I do not want and I feel they are expecting too much from a woman of my years. Am I being unreasonable? I would like your opinion. Eva Dear Eva, What is up with your family, Eva? What is your sons story? I cannot understand how or why a mother and father would want to give their daughter to other family members for five years so they can enjoy their trip free from responsibility. WOW! I am a true believer in family helping family. I am also a believer of family not taking advantage of family. So, if your son and daughter-in-law want to fly you to Asia on different occasions for you to assist with the care of their child, that sounds more responsible in my book. Pryce Dear Eva, Many adult children never seem to realize that their mother is at a different stage of her life and she wants something more than giving child care. You have done your best to help and now it is time for you to have enjoyment. I think your family is asking too much. Your son and daughter-in-law have a number of options. They can arrange for their daughter to live in a group home with adults similar to herself, and you can visit frequently. They can take her with them and arrange for in-home help when they travel, or she can be placed in a sheltered environment in the country where they will be living. I would suggest that your son inquires at the Human Resources Department at the company where he works. Many of these companies have tremendous resources available and information for their employees who will be living abroad. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


47 ISLAND SUN JULY 27, 2012 Dr. DaveHazards Of The Tradeby Dr. Dave HepburnHospitals and doctors offices are great places to go and pick up: a. neat drugs b. diseases c. injuries d. nurses e. all of the above A doctors office can be as dangerous as a bikini boutique in Baghdad. So please be aware of hazardous: Tongue depressors Though we, as kind and entertaining doctors, love to draw little faces on our used Popsicle sticks and give them to Junior, I wont soon forget the little guy who went out of the office and fell on the tongue depressor he had between his teeth. Suddenly, more than his tongue was depressed. Liquid nitrogen Colder than a naked Neanderthal nun in a Nunavut November, LN2 is meant to remove assorted skin bleebies from your hide and to perform cool, eerie smokespittin Halloween tricks. Remember hi skool physics class when Mr. Krywzczkrwzyrschky allowed you to dip a wire, a cord or one of Jimmy Wagstaffs appendages in it and then shatter it on the desk. Can still happen. Latex gloves In addition to wearing these to perform office orifice exams, etc., we often get asked by wee Wesley, Can you make a balloon face for me doctor. Sure. And if youre allergic to that latex glove, Wesley, I can make you into a balloon face. Again, no longer given out as treats. Sharps box Used needles, broken vials, Madonnas boustierres are usually out of reach of exploring fingers of those less than the sharpest kids and addicts. Pap drawers Toddler Tim likes to open this drawer and grab assorted exciting toys like the duck bill speculums and hockey stick swabs, followed by promptly shutting the drawer on his fingers. Doesnt typically say Ouch, mother, but rather screams bloody murder, causing mass hysteria out in the wailing room. Stirrups We have no palaminos. Need I say more? Previous patients Who knows what exotic, highly infectious disease the individual sitting in your chair in the wailing room or on the exam table had? Doc, I notice youre wearing a quarantine suit and a gas mask. Does that have anything to do with the guy who just left with one ear and a festering frothy fibula? But perhaps the most dangerous source in a doctors office is the doctor himself. Infections are spread person to person, and that includes the doctor who comes into your room and places a stethoscope on your torso, having minutes earlier pressed it up against an abscess of a patient dying of a highly infectious Eastern Moldavian tictyphepherpdenghivcholeraebolanitis type A. Doctors wear apparel with crevices that harbour all kinds of potential pathogens. This includes stethoscopes, SpongeBob cufflinks and neckties. Recently, a Florida company has actually developed an anti-microbial tie for doctors! A bearded colleague of mine used to actually scrub his beard in the kitchen sink after every second patient. Dont forget those pristine white coats with pockets typically teeming with bacteria, fungi, swabs, parking tickets, Regis Philbin photos, lunch leftovers and biopsy specimens, a virtual cesspool which has been fermenting for weeks. In fact, the less that doctors wear, the better. The British Medical Association has now asked doctors to remove functionless clothing items beginning with ties. I thought of trying out this concept by showing up in my thong Moose, but after a close call with the liquid nitrogen, I decided otherwise. True, doctors tend to wear the same white coat day after day without washing it, and yes, some never remove their tie except to restrain 6 year olds or snap it at a colleagues crotch in the surgeons dressing room. But I cant tell you how many times my white coat has acted as a shield against blood, spit, sneezes, sputum and vomit... some of it from patients. To say nothing of Alphagetti and Sloppy Joes and as a walking storage cabinet of assorted secret paraphernalia. So I have agreed to lose the ties (I hate to have my ascot up around my neck anyway), SpongeBob and I will shave daily and clean my stethoscope with alcohol, even though an intoxicated stethoscope is of little use to anyone except Foster Brooks. But Moose still comes out on Wednesdays. Like the column? Youll LOVE the book the Doctor is In(sane), available at Sanibel Island Bookshop. Contact Dr. Dave or read more at www.wisequacks. org. Fromn page 12Rotary HappeningsMorgans father, Scott Smith, has encouraged and supported the goal Morgan set for himself and as one of Troop #140 leaders, has guided some of the Scout activities Morgan has participated in. On Friday, Morgan, representing Boy Scout Troop #140, accepted a $500 donation from Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club for volunteer hours spent by the scouts helping with our Rotary Arts and Crafts Fair this year. A big shout-out of thanks goes to Rotarian Nancy McHenry for her role as float coordinator for this years 4th of July Parade; additional thanks goes to Island Graphics for our Rotary signage on the float. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at Bistro At Beachview, 1100 Par View Drive. For further information regarding the Sanibel Rotary or Rotary International, call 337-1099. Indispensable Advice from Dr. Dave Get your copy of Dr. Daves Book at Sanibel Island Books and Gifts,1571 Periwinkle Way 472-5223 Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: Why is it I have such a difficult time with change? A: A word that is used synonymously with change is stress. As a rule, most people dont like change. We like to keep things status quo as it keeps us comfortable. To change involves risk. Change tends to disrupt our comfort zone, that area of security created by our thoughts, ideas, perceptions, possessions and even our locale. I have written and spoken before on the saying, The only person who likes change is a wet baby. Now, in the 21st century, like it or not, change is happening at a rapid rate. The rate of change we are experiencing today is unparalleled to any other time in our history. People in general are finding this rate of change quite stressful. While change is a threat to our security, especially job change, know that security is found within, not from something outside ourselves. Anytime we are faced with change and it is scary, realize that this feeling is temporary and once we face it and get beyond what we thought was so traumatic, we will realize it was for the better and we can move on with grace.


PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY 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: 841-4302 CO N S TRU C TI O N/REM O DELIN G REM O DELIN G Custom RemodelingCook & Son, Inc. Kitchen Baths Carpet Tile Hardwood Concrete Restoration Water Proo ng Stucco Plumbing Electrical O ce: 472-9137 Cell: 691-8445CGC1507121 LAWN MAINTENAN C E 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 48 ISLAND SUN JULY 27, 2012 Airport Reports Traffic In JuneDuring the month of June, 454,044 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, a decrease of four percent compared to June 2011. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is down six percent from the same period last year. The traffic leader in June was Delta with 114,905 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were AirTran (74,766), Southwest (71,583), JetBlue (49,278) and US Airways (41,935). Southwest Florida International Airport had 4,905 aircraft movements (takeoffs and landings), a decrease of 7.5 percent compared to June 2011. Page Field saw 6,108 movements, a 2.8 percent increase from June 2011. In addition, 2.7 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in June 2012, an increase of 12.9 percent compared to June 2011. Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 7.5 million passengers in 2011 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic. No ad valorem (property) taxes are used for airport operation or construction. For more information, visit www.flylcpa.com. Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on MarketCaptivaCaptiva1992 8,200 2,195,0002,195,000 34 Bonita BayBonita Springs2000 3,167 1,200,0001,100,000 118 Briarcliff Fort Myers2003 9,100 1,595,0001,000,000 204 Captiva Captiva1950 950 945,000850,000 1 Renaissance Fort Myers2007 3,174 849,905788,410 7 Palmira Golf And CCBonita Springs2001 2,603 779,000720,000 48 Wildcat Run Estero1990 3,300 689,000663,100 168The Colony at Pelican LandingBonita Springs2006 2,091 699,000650,000 283 Beachview Country ClubSanibel1982 2,782 644,000590,000 95 Bonita BayBonita Springs2007 2,210 599,000575,000 185Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


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CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE MONDAY AT NOON52 ISLAND SUN JULY 27, 2012 TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO:IslandSunNews.comCLICK ONPLACE CLASSIFIED HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED BOATS CANOES KAYAKS REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATESANIBEL 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 BM TFN HELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047 NS 11/13 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 DOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800SR 1/30 NC TFN NS 5/4 BM TFN RS 7/6 NC 7/27ADRIANAS CLEANING SERVICETotally honest with a passion for perfection. Home and condo. 239-839-3984 adrianabolen8919@hotmail.comRR 7/6 PC 7/27 SCAN CODE FOR A FREE LIST OF ALL ISLAND PROPERTIESFOR SALEVISITwww.FreeSanibelList.comPfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL239-472-0004RS 6/17 BM TFNHOUSE CAREWhile you are away by retired architect, Sanibel resident. Call 395-1649. RS 11/13 NC TFN HELP WANTEDAdministrative Assistant with excellent computer & analytical skills. Able to work pro actively with fellow employees as well as high net worth clientele. Strong communication, organizational & multitasking skills. Disciplined work ethic & impeccable character are crucial. Island resident preferred. Fax resume to The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company @ 239-472-8320 or email to bhouston@sancaptrustco.com. NS 7/27 CC 7/27 BOATS FOR SALE 31-foot Fountain CC, twin 250 EFIs, sh/cuddy, low hours with trailer. $39,500. 395-9048.NS 7/27 CC 7/27 PRIVATE DUTY CNAPrivate Duty CNA available for all aspects of home care for you or your loved one. Post-Op, short/long term illness, doctors appointments. CPR all requirements for FL license including criminal background check with nger printing. Over 25 yrs. exp. Native Cape Cod, MA. Roberta 603.986.6842 ristevens@live.comRS 7/27 CC 7/27


REAL ESTATE COMMERCIAL SPACE ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL VACATION RENTAL WANTED TO BUY LOST AND FOUND FOR SALE 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 and 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 27, 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 239-395-1213 ads@islandsunnews.com press@islandsunnews.comLIME 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 RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311RS 3/30 BM TFN NEAR BEACH PRIVATE HOME 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH3 bedroom, 2 bath Home with heated pool, in quiet Sanibel neighborhood. Seasonal and monthly rentals. 239-472-0692 or 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 7/20 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 $1,900/ month. Pets okay. Call 239-728-1920. NS 7/6 CC TFN Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277RS 10/9 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 CELL PHONE LOSTLost at Sanibel School parking lot about May 16. Call 239-288-6031.NS 7/13 NC TFN ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBELDUNES This Olde Florida Style home offers views of Preserve Land, over lake and golf course. On a quiet road, offering 3 bedrooms/3 baths +den, plus garage and storage. Newer carpet & paint. UF $2,500/mo. LAKE FRONT This UF ground level home offers a cul-de-sac location, lake front, small pool, 2 bedrooms/2 baths,+ den, family room and single Car garage. $1,550/mo. 472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/OwnerServing The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975 RS 7/20 BM TFNFOR SALEPeriwinkle Park $14,000. A Pied a Terre for visits or to move in full time. This studio like unit is recently remodeled and neat as a pin. Private setting and short walk to the beach gives you a true island lifestyle. 239-233-7061. RS 7/27 CC 8/3 ANNUAL RENTAL3BD/3BA canal home on Sanibel, large caged pool, large dock with lift, 2 car, bay views with direct access. $2,800/mo. 395-9048.NS 7/27 CC 7/27 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 FOR SALELiving room furniture at luxury Sanibel condo. Queen size sofa bed, loveseat, chair, ottoman, coffee table, 2 end tables, 2 lamps, $900 OBO. Call to inspect, 239-395-1039 or 305-342-8130. NS 7/27 CC 7/27 SAFE SECURE HIGH YIELDPurchase Intermodal Freight ContainersFully Leased @ 13.5% to 16% Fixed Net RateDeduct 100% to $139,000 (800)-588-4143 www.americansynergycapital.com NS 7/27 BM 7/27


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 27, 2012 My name is Ruby. I am a 6-year-old red female labrador retriever mix. I dont know if they named me Ruby because of my red coat or because Im such a gem. I know Sit and I like to run in the play yard and play ball and fetch. I would make a good watch dog because Im very alert and attentive, but mostly I want to be your companion. My adoption fee is $10 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Red, White or Blue Adoption Promotion. My name is Snowey. I am a 2-year-old white spayed female domestic short hair. Im a very shy kitty, but once I know you Im very affectionate. I loved to sit on the sofa with my foster mom and watch TV. I get along with both dogs and cats. If youd like a quiet companion, Im your girl! My adoption fee is $10 (regularly $50) during Animal Services Red, White or Blue Adoption Promotion. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive 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. Snowey (ID# 536646) Ruby (ID# 539392) photos by squaredogphoto.com


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