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: 09-21-2012
Frequency: weekly
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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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SEPTEMBER SUNRISE/SUNSET: 7:17 7:26 7:17 7:25 7:17 7:24 7:18 7:23 7:18 7:22 7:19 7:21 7:19 7:20 VOL. 20, NO. 13 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FT MYERS, FL PERMIT #5718 Postal Customer ECRWSS Read Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Hensons Puppets Bring Wildlife Alive During Ding Darling Daysby Jeff LysiakBlending her passion for protecting Floridas wildlife with a lifetime dedicated to mastering the timeless craft of imaginative puppeteering, Heather Henson and IBEX Puppetry will bring their show-stopping performances to the upcoming Ding Darling Days, to be held October 14 to 20 at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. The daughter of Emmy Award-winning television producer and creator of the everpopular Muppets, the late Jim Henson, Heather Henson and the Orlando-based puppet troupe she founded in 2000 incorporate life-sized animal puppets, kites, flags, drums and music into their performances. We invite people to come and share space with us, the same way we all share our environment with the animals living around us, said Henson, whose Endangered Species & Wildlife Parade features the Florida panther, whooping crane and manatees. Its a very participatory experience that the entire family can enjoy. Henson and her group of talented puppeteers will make their Southwest Florida debut on Family Fun Day, scheduled for Sunday, October 14. Their energetic and inspiring Endangered Species & Wildlife Parade will be presented hourly starting at 10:30 a.m. In between performances, the IBEX troupe will set up its Endangered Species Garden. There, families can make their own puppets and join in the parades, play the troupes musical instruments and admire the puppet critters at rest. It was Heathers mission to tour this around Floridas parks, refuges and wildlife conservation areas because of her avid interest in wetlands and whooping crane migrations and protection, said Frank Ramirez, IBEX Puppetry company manager. We do it because we love educating and love people seeing the puppets.continued on page 24 Heather Henson and her troupe of performers from IBEX Puppetry will appear on October 14 and 15 during Ding Darling Days at the wildlife refuge on Sanibel Sanctuary Golf Outing To Benefit Sanibel SchoolThe annual golf outing for The Sanibel School is Saturday, October 6 at The Sanctuary Golf Club. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. The Blue Ribbon Golf Classic will include golf, dinner and prizes. There will be a helicopter golf ball drop at the end of the tournament with buffet dinner to follow. Other highlights include an opportunity to win a Lexus by making a holein-one, and a chance to win a two-carat diamond set in a pendant necklace created by Congress Jewelers. As a special treat, golfers will partner with World Long Drive champion David Mobley on a par-4 hole by attempting to eagle a putt following his drive.Doc Fords is the Master Sponsor for the Blue Ribbon Classic Golf Tournament. The Sanctuary Golf Club, The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and Heidrick & Company Insurance and Risk Management Services have signed on as Grand Sponsors. Platinum Sponsors include Associates In Dermatology, Paige and Doug Babcock, Bay Medical, Great White Grill, Law Offices of Jason Maughan, Matzaluna, Timbers & Sanibel Grill, and Sanibel Community Bank. Helicopter golf ball drop sponsor is Cheeburger Cheeburger.Mobley, a two-time winner of The RE/ MAX World Long Drive Championship, has won more than 20 professional long drive events over the past 16 years. He has appeared on dozens of nationally televised shows including The Golf Channels Big Break Dominican Republic and Big Break X Michigan. His longest drive in competition was 459 yards at last years RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship, winning him his second world title. Mobley will be out on a par-4 during the Blue Ribbon Golf Classic, driving a ball to the green for each group of golfers.continued on page 4 Jon Pazdera, Drew Donnelly, Art Cassell, Ed Lockard and Ken Kouril of The Sanctuary Golf ClubCouncil Shaves A Bit More Off Islanders Taxesby Anne Mitchell With a nip here and a tuck there, the Sanibel City Council on Tuesday produced a svelt final budget that calls for a reduced millage rate albeit a small one and further savings for island taxpayers. As called for at the previous budget session, City Manager Judie Zimomra presented items that could be trimmed totalling $224,500. Council opted for most of them, reaping a savings of $199,500. The goal had been to trim $162,000 to reduce the 2.1389 working millage to 2.1. The cuts included refining two road projects to save $67,500 and postponing improvements to MacKenzie Hall ($32,000) and installing a system to video stream council meetings ($35,000). Council also chose to delay $400,000 in improvements the Center4Life, instead using $90,000 already budgeted for architect fees to do necessary repairs and maintenance, including fixing a leak thats coming up through the floor.continued on page 23


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 20122 Fresh Certi ed Organic Produce Delicious Snacks, Treats and Drinks Wide Selection of Gluten Free and Vegan Products Highest Quality Supplements & Nutraceuticals THE ONLY ORGANIC HEALTH THE ONLY ORGANIC HEALTH FOOD STORE ON THE ISLAND! FOOD STORE ON THE ISLAND! TEMPORARY CHANGED HOURS!!! TEMPORARY CHANGED HOURS!!! The Sprout is Open 3 Days a Week: 10am-6pm Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays Only.We will be under construction and all kinds of good changes will be happening.Watch for the opening of Nikkis Sprout Spout, our Organic Juice Bar! Nikkis Sprout Spout, our Organic Juice Bar! Located at: 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Suite 9 239-472-4499Visit our website at: www.thesanibelsprout.com Please join us on Facebook 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 Books, Jewelry and Boutique Books, Jewelry and Boutique 1571 Perwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL. 33957 239-472-5223 www.sanibelbookshop.com Hortoons American Legion Post 123 NewsCome to the American Legion Post 123 this Sunday, September 23 for BBQ ribs and chicken served from 1 to 8 p.m. Cost is $12 per person. On Sunday, September 30, stop by Post 123 for the SAL ham dinner, served from 1 to 8 p.m. Attention all 8 Ball league players. An organizational meeting will be held on Thursday, October 8 starting at 8 p.m. Every Monday night, the Legion hosts 9 Ball pool tournaments beginning at 6 p.m. Stop by and play or just watch some great pool action. Texas Holdem is played every Thursday night at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. Players are welcome. Every Friday the Legion serves a sixounce ribeye steak sandwich all day. Stop in and try one, or treat yourself to one of the 1/2-pound burgers. Check out the daily specials and the entire menu. Food is served all day, every day. The public is welcome. American Legion Post 123 is open Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday noon to 9 p.m., located at mile marker 3 on Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 4729979. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


3 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 239.472.2328 www.sanibelthriller.comReservations are required Also Available for Private Charters Departing from Sanibel Marina 634 N. Yachtsman Dr. Sanibel Island S Db S Db Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Winner Seven Continuous Years Winner Seven Continuous Years Lunch & Dinner Lunch & Dinner 472-8138 472-8138 SANIBEL MARINA 634 N. Yachtsman Drive www.sanibelmarina.com 634 N. Yachtsman Drive www.sanibelmarina.com Sanibel and Captiva Islands Most Exciting Boat Tour Circumnavigating Sanibel & Captiva Islands with Dolphins SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Fire District Conducts Water Training At Tarpon Bay Beachby Jeff LysiakMembers of the Sanibel Fire & Rescue District last week took part in their semi-annual water training at Tarpon Bay Beach, practicing rescue techniques for distressed swimmers and preparing for emergency situations in and around the water. According to SFRD Training Officer Tim Barrett, all three shifts from Sanibel Fire House Station 1 and 2 are required to participate in the water-based rescue exercises every six months. On September 11, 12 and 13, each shift divided into groups of six or seven conducted drills which included treading water, using emergency equipment specifically for responding to continued on page 4 Members of the Sanibel Fire & Rescue District go over training procedures prior to entering the water at Tarpon Bay Beach last Thursday morning Chris Jackson completes the training exercises Captain Tom Tracy adjusts his swim fins before training


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 20124 From page 3Sanibel Fire District Trainingswimmers in distress and practicing rescues in heavy surf and rip-currents. When we are called, we have to be able to stay calm and do our jobs, said Barrett, in charge of instructing his fellow firefighters. But we also have to (conduct training) in real-life situations. A lot of fire departments do this training in pools, where the water is flat. On an overcast and windy Thursday morning, Barrett met with Sanibel firefighters Tom Tracy, Chris Jackson, Michael Martin, Kevin Barbot, Brian Howell and Shane Grant on a nearly empty Tarpon Bay Beach. Divided into two groups, the men suited-up for training using a minimal amount of gear swim fins, mask, snorkel, rescue tube and inflation vest swimming out first to 50 yards, and then to a point beyond 100 yards where the wave action was heavier than appeared on shore.The current really isnt that bad today it looks worse than it actually is, Jackson said following a 30-minute training session. But the waves are actually stronger than it looks from here on the beach.Barrett stated that if caught in a ripcurrent, a swimmer should: Remain calm; dont fight the current Swim out of the current in a direction following the shoreline. When out of the current, swim at an angle away from the current towards the shore. If you are unable to swim out of the rip-current, float or calmly tread water. When out of the current, swim towards the shore. If you are still unable to reach shore, draw attention to yourself by waving your arm and yelling for help.Barrett also stated that the beaches with the strongest occurrence of rip-currents on Sanibel are Lighthouse Beach, Tarpon Bay Road and around Knapps Point.We have to be prepared to do almost anything. A lot of people dont know who to call in case of an emergency, so they call the fire department, said Martin, who found the water training session very beneficial. Things like currents can be deceiving, because the wind can be blowing in one direction and the waves will be going the opposite way. You have to pay attention when youre out there. Tom Tracy and Brian Howell complete their training 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(at the East End)455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel472-5544Exclusively at On Sanibel For Over 20 Years! Students Get Surprise Visit From Sanibel Fire DepartmentThe Sanibel Fire Department stopped by the Childrens Education Center of the Islands last Friday. Firemen Rob Doerr, Rob Popkin, Clifton Steele and Carl Johanson showed the kids the fire truck and all the equipment that goes along with being a firefighter. Fireman Carl Johanson dressed up in full uniform to show the kids how much gear it takes to fight a fire From page 1Sanctuary Golf OutingIts up to you to make the putt and eagle the hole, he said. There will also be a chance to win a Lexus from Scanlon Lexus of Fort Myers, and a chance to win a two-carat diamond pendant necklace. Other donated prize items include a catered dinner from Le Cordon Bleu chef Leslie Adams, and a South Seas Island Resort vacation getaway, with a couples massage at Kay Casperson Spa & Boutique. Sponsorship opportunities are available for The Schools Seahorse Festival, which will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013. The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club was named Master Sponsor for the Seahorse Festival. The cost is $200 per person for golf and dinner, or $50 for dinner only. The Sanctuary Golf Club is located at 2801 Wulfert Road on Sanibel. For more information about the event, to reserve space or purchase helicopter ball drop tickets, email Paige Babcock at phbabcock@ gmail.com or call 579-0015. Helicopter golf ball drop tickets can also be purchased on Sanibel for $10 each or six for $50, prior to the event, at Cheeburger Cheeburger, Sanibel Deli, and MacIntosh Books & Paper. 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 Tahitian Gardens, Sanibel 239-395-5353www.SynergySportswear.com


5 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 We want to thank the people of Captiva who shared their island and their generosity in support of the Galloway Captiva Triathlon and its charity, CCMI, this past weekend. Although it is an early morning event on the quietest month of the year, we still closed Captiva Drive for two hours. The Captivans who were in town were either out cheering for the athletes as the bicycled by or joined them as participants or volunteers. Approximately 900 athletes ranging in age from 6 to 75 were able to enjoy Captiva. We appreciate the folks in the Santiva area who were inconvenienced by our short detour to help people navigate turning around before the road closed at Blind Pass. The thank yous only begin there. First, we want to thank our island sponsors: Robert Galloway of the Galloway Family of Dealerships, Rick Hayduk of South Seas Island Resort, Billys Bike Shop, Tween Waters Inn, Jensens Twin Palms Marina, Jensens on the Gulf, RC Otters/Key Lime Bistro, SanCap One Source Realty, Sanibel Grill, Captiva Cruises, Best Boat Club and R.S. Walsh Landscaping. Thanks to our off-island sponsors: Dr. Robert Zehr of Zehr Orthopaedics, Jason Gunter, Jasons Deli, Geared Up, Harvey Software, Lee County Sports Authority, Trek Bicycles, The News-Press, Florida Weekly, Lee Memorial Health Systems, LCEC, James Hamilton and Kelly Bugaj. We had nearly 100 volunteers, many of them from the islands. We want to thank all of them, but in particular we want to thank Tim Gardner, CC Mattingly, Dan Moser, Randy Johnson and Kim Bocelli. Safety is our number one concern in a race. Lee County Sheriffs Offices Lt. Joe Poppalardo was our lead and went above and beyond the call of duty working with other agencies and people on the island. Agencies assisting the Lee County Sheriffs Office Traffic and Marine Unit included the U.S. Coast Guard, the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Sheriffs Department Dive Team, Sheriffs Office VOICE Volunteers, the Fort Myers Police Department, the Cape Coral Police Department, the Sanibel Police Department and the Sanibel Fire & Rescue District. In addition, we want to thank Alise Flanjack and her lifeguards from Lee County Parks and Rec, Chief Kim Dickerson and Lee County EMS, and Chief Rich Dickerson and the Captiva Fire Department. The reasons for people participating are myriad, but a big one is support for Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc. CCMI is an innovative nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of social service entrepreneurs fighting to end homelessness and hunger in our community. The agency provides more than 14,000 meals each month through their Everyday Caf and Marketplace and Home Delivered Meals programs. CCMI also educates 40 continued on page 7 CARD OF THANKS Youre Invited... CELEBRITY ISLAND DINNER 2012 Traders Caf & Store October 3, 2012 6:30:00 pm Tickets $55 per person Available at shellmuseum.org/events.cfm or call (239) 395-2233 for reservations. Come Let the Stars Wait on You! All proceeds benefit The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum. 1975-2019 periwinkle wayShopOnSanibel.com Something for Everyone Tahitian Gardens Breakfast & Lunch 7am 2:30pm Kids MenuIsland Style Home Cookin' in Our Open Air KitchenMaking Memories Since 1984 Family Owned & Operated Enjoy Dining At Our Handmade Shadowbox Fossil Seashell TablesNo reservations 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.472-5323 outdoor outdoor seating seating Call for take out or stay 472-4300


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 LysiakISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 20126 Council Requests Help From Citizens On Beach Carrying Capacity Studyby Anne MitchellOn Tuesday, Sanibel council members anguished over words relating to the level of commitment they were willing to make for a beach carrying capacity study. While wanting to protect and preserve island beaches, the council is painfully conscious of the need to also conserve money in these tight budgetary times and concerned about the cost of such a study. The council was reviewing the Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR) it must send to the state every seven years, updating the land use plan. The planning commission has been working on the report for months and the deadline for submission is January or February. The five council members ended up inserting some wriggle room, stating that the study will be part of the report but with some flexibility as to how and when it will be conducted and what the parameters will be. They also asked for local environmental organizations and other partners help with the task. As for the wording, they opted for recommend rather than reaffirm the need for a study. Earlier, councilman Marty Harrity had cautioned against wording that would lock the city into an expensive study. Erick Lindblad, executive director of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, called such a study a consultants dream. There was consensus that local groups and volunteers that already monitor wildlife will be willing to help thus keeping down the cost. Lindblad said his organization will help. There is no need for a formal, paid study. What we are looking for is a way for beaches to remain viable for wildlife use, he said. James Evans, city natural resources director, said the city needs to establish parameters for the study and acknowledged that there is much good data available and that working with partners and filling in data gaps may be all thats needed. Councilman Doug Congress said, There has to be a way to move this forward without it becoming a budgetary expense. Mayor Kevin Ruane said the study mandate had been in the previous version of the EAR, was removed and, by citizen demand, put back in. Chamber To Pave Parking Lotby Anne MitchellThe Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce received the city councils blessing on Tuesday for a 30-year lease on the adjoining land, which the chamber uses as a parking lot. The reason for the request is that the chamber wants to lay pavers on the lot, which the city owns, and wants to protect its investment with a long lease. A prior 30-year lease signed in 1981 expired and since then the lease has been on a month-to-month basis. The paving project will also fix some of the drainage problems, said City Manager Judie Zimomra. She added that city staff has no objection to the lease. This location requires a lot of dayto-day maintenance by the public works department, Zimomra said. Paving it will save the city money. The lot is also used as parking for people going to city-owned Pond Apple Park. Chamber Director Ric Base said the shell parking area is prone to potholes and sometimes in the rainy season the city cannot grade it because its too wet. It is the first impression (people get) of the island, Base added. SCCF To Use City Park Entry To Bailey Homeby Anne MitchellThe Sanibel City Council on Tuesday agreed in principle to allow Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) to use Roadside City Park as the entrance to the Bailey Homestead. The existing driveway will be maintained for historic, special event and emergency access purposes, just not for use on a daily basis, said Erick Lindblad, SCCF executive director. Traffic using the new entry will include SCCF staff and volunteers associated with the Native Plant Nursery and Homestead interpretation; visitors to the Landscaping for Wildlife Center/Native Plant Nursery; visitors to the Bailey home for house tours and programs; and delivery trucks on a very limited basis, Lindblad noted. He submitted traffic studies along with the request. Council approved the request with little debate. City Manager Judie Zimomra said keeping the original entry is not in the best interests of safety because of the nearby center turning lane for Donax Street traffic. She also noted that SCCF will be seeking planning commission consent for its long term plans for the historic homestead. more City on page 8


7 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 Sanibel-Captiva KiwanisKiwanis Kornersubmitted by Eric PfeiferThis week at our weekly breakfast meeting, we heard an excellent presentation from Julie Workman of The Heights Foundation. Located in Fort Myers, the foundation works to build strong, self sufficient families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. As opposed to many other programs offering subsistence to struggling families, The Heights Foundation prides itself on encouraging and pushing people to better themselves through training and education so that they may provide for themselves. Where the government cannot systematically provide all necessary resources for all people, we try to help people identify their goals as well as barriers so that they may overcome their barriers on their own, said Workman. The foundation works closely with students to help them become self sufficient learners and leaders in the community. Julie explained that it is very difficult for the children of parents who cannot even set goals for themselves to start envisioning and working towards their own goals. Funding for The Heights Foundation comes exclusively from private donors and public grants. If you are interested in learning more about The Heights Foundation, check out their website at www.heightsfoundation.org. If you are still looking for one of the last few Kiwanis Dining Books, which offers deals at more than 25 restaurants, please stop by Bank Of The Islands or Quik Print. We have just a few left. Also, dont forget about the 10K Race 4 FISH on Saturday, October 13. It is a great community event to support those local families who could use a little help right now. Just dont run over the parking attendants when you show up in the dark that morning! Julie Workman of The Heights Foundation Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy & PilatesFrom page 5Card Of Thankschildren in their Community Montessori, offers homeless and comprehensive case management services through their United Way Resource House and oversees an emergency mobile food pantry. Specifically, the Galloway Captiva Tri this year supported CCMIs Backpack Program, which is currently feeding more than 1,750 students at schools in Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres. In the hardest hit areas of Lee County, as many as 97 percent of children are on free or reduced lunch. Most of these children are going without any food from the time they leave school on Friday until they return on Monday, as well as during school holidays. CCMI established school backpack programs in many local schools in conjunction with community service organizations in order to get food directly into the hands of the children. (They have also established a School Food Pantry at Bonita Springs Elementary.) Very truly yours, Kate Gooderham Angie Ferguson Ken Gooderham Galloway Captiva Tri Race Directors/ Organizers, Southwest Florida Events County Tourism Increases In JulyDuring the month of July, The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel hosted 401,667 visitors, who spent about $203.3 million, DavidsonPeterson Associates reported this week to the Lee County Tourist Development Council (TDC). The number of visitors was up 1.4 percent from July 2011 while expenditures increased by 0.3 percent.


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 20128 Island Democrats Potluck Suppersubmitted by June SieberOn Thursday, September 27 at 6 p.m., the Democratic Club of the Islands will host its annual Welcome Back Potluck Supper at The Community House, located at 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. The club is honored to have the Obama for America representative Michael King as its featured speaker. King will discuss the Obama campaign for Southwest Florida and the targeted area of southwest Lee County. Recently, the Obama for America headquarters were opened at 8750 Gladiolus Drive, and King will share the ongoing acitivities at that office. Democrats, Independents and disaffected Republicans will learn how to participate directly in the effort to re-elect President Barack Obama through canvassing, phone banking and Get Out The Vote activities. Candidates running for office will be speaking as well as Sandra McClinton, representing the Democratic Executive Committee for Lee County. Well also hear from one of the delegates who attended the Democratic National Convention, who cant wait to share her reasons for being fired up. Ellis Robinson of Ruths List will give a critically needed analysis of the toxic amendments which will appear on the 20l2 ballot. This annual get-together is held to welcome back old friends and meet new ones, to learn about the clubs plans for monthly events, and specifically to get involved in the upcoming Presidential election. Entre meats and beverages will be provided by the club. People attending are asked to bring a dish to share. The Democratic Club of the Islands is an authorized organization of the Lee County Executive Committee, organized to stimulate interest in political and governmental affairs, to educate the electorate about issues, to further the ideals and principles of the Democratic Party and to support Democratic Party nominees in national, state and local elections. Contact the DCI at demclubislands@ gmail.com or call 395-9078 for more information. Harrity Mum On Re-Election RunMayor Kevin Ruane and Vice Mayor Mick Denham have acknowledged publicly that they will seek re-election next March. But councilman Marty Harrity is keeping mum about his intentions. Sanibel resident Claudia Burns, in what she called an outrageous suggestion, put Harrity on the spot Tuesday during the council meeting. Burns said that by not having to hold an election, the city could save $25,000 money that could be put towards a beach carrying capacity study, which the council had discussed at length earlier in the day. She seemed to be implying that if all three imcumbents seek re-election, its likely no one will oppose them. This has happened in the past on Sanibel. Harrity quipped, I never met a politician who said yes at this stage in the game. He later added, Call my wife. United Way Circle Of Excellence Award Presentation At City Hall Mayor Kevin Ruane, left, presents the United Way Circle of Excellence Award to some of the local residents who helped the Lee, Hendry and Glades county region to achieve its $8 goal this year. Sanibel and Captiva raised more than $300,000. With Ruane are Tony Lapi, Linda Uhler and Tom Uhler, who helped lead the island fundraising efforts 8th th Annual Island Paws Annual Island Paws Howl-O-Ween Party Howl-O-Ween Party Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel Island 239-395-1464 IslandPaws.comJoin us Friday, October 26, 2012 5-7pm on the Over Easy Caf patioFor a $10 donation you and your dog(s) can mingle & sniff among your friends while consuming puptails, yappetizers, and of course enjoying the annual Island Paws Howl-O-Ween costume contest.Proceeds bene t Lee County Domestic Animal Services Costume Contest $10 Entry Fee Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Judging will take place @6:30 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 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


9 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 2012Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellThe SanibelCaptiva Rotary Club always welcomes visitors and prospective members to our lively Friday morning meetings. A few weeks back, Dale Suslick, a fairly new resident of Sanibel and a former Rotarian from Wisconsin, stopped by to check us out. Suslick is a business coach with an interesting personal story to tell and a new business coach here in the area. Our brilliant speaker recruiters for September, Rotarians Janet Strictland and Nancy Fash McHenry, quickly invited Dale to come back and be our guest speaker last week and elaborate a little about his story. Suslicks life has included both huge successes and failures. He and his family were living life large in Wisconsin; he was a successful business owner and community leader. He had the ability to buy anything he wanted, including not one but two beautiful lakes homes valued at more than $1 million. Everything he touched seemed to turn to gold, until he wanted just a little bit more. He was financially successful, but that wasnt enough. He was confident and possibly just a little cocky. Maybe he just needed a challenge. Whatever, Dale shattered his winning streak by making some stupid (his word) business investments. And in just a short time (one year), he had lost over $1 million, starting a financial downturn that caused him to lose his businesses and brought him to a place of despair. Suslick picked himself up and started to turn around his financial situation, but it wasnt happening fast enough. The banks called in his business loans and before he knew it, Dale was losing his businesses, the family was losing their homes. He was losing faith in himself and his community reputation was at risk. He did reach a place where anxiety and self-doubt was causing a toll on his family and he was afraid that he might lose them, too. However, his deep faith and his own strength of character presented another course of action for him. There is the saying, When one door closes, another one opens. That is just what happened for Dale. The family made a decision to uproot themselves from Wisconsin to Sanibel. A different life, a risk in itself, but one the whole family took together. Their faith was a major factor in turning things around. After all, bad things do happen to good people. Pick yourself up and start all over again. Suslick re-examined his past business experiences: he had made some great business decisions, he had made some bad business decisions, he had borrowed way too much money to support those decisions, he had made great decision to save his business investments and pay off the debts and he was doing so but his time ran out and in the end the bank pulled the loans and that chapter of his life was closed. Extreme lessons had been learned, lessons he could share with others. Today, Suslick is a successful business coach and working with and for companies throughout the area and country to encourage success and winning business strategies. Strategies that one can teach about running a successful business campaign or even a successful business itself. These strategies also apply to life. Dale provides a business model that provides a positive approach to setting goals for your business success and presents methods that can enable you to improve and succeed in business, if you have the determination to do so. Suslick has a process for making this work: establishing a goal, setting up conditions for reaching the goal, being responsible for achieving your goals and evaluating your progress, along with auditing your business, planning for the future and taking action. Dales mantra is Hold yourself to a standard of excellence, not perfection work towards your goal. 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ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 201210 Churches/ TemplesANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH: 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Rev. Dr. Elias Bouboutsis Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. Fellowship Programs, Greek School, Sunday School, Bible Study www.orthodox-faith.com, 481-2099 BAT YAM-TEMPLE OF THE ISLANDS: The Reform Congregation of Bat Yam Temple of the Islands meets for Friday night services at 8 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the United Congregational Church 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Rabbi Selwyn Geller For more information 239-472-0177 or adsilby@gmail.com CAPTIVA CHAPEL BY THE SEA: The Rev. Thomas E. Nyman November 11, 2012 to April 21, 2013 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: 7:45 a.m. Chapel Service, 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. Come for the beaches.... Come for the beaches.... 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ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 201212 JUDITH A. W. STEWARTJudith Stewart passed away peacefully after a long illness on July 1 2012 at her home in Aurora, Ohio. She is survived by four sisters, many nieces, nephews and her husband, Denny Stewart. She and her husband have owned a home on Sanibel for 28 years, and recently would spend the winter months on the island. Judy was introduced to Sanibel in 1995. She stated that she did not care for Florida, but then she had only been to the Miami area. Our sanctuary island opened her eyes and her heart to the beauty that is Florida. She was a gifted wildlife artist, and donated many of her paintings to support the work of CROW, SCCF, The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, and the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Denny Stewart has asked that anyone wishing to memorialize her life should send a donation to CROW, P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Blessing Of The Pets October 20Covenant Presbyterian Church will be hosting a community-wide Blessing of the Pets on Saturday, October 20 beginning at 10 a.m. at the rear entrance of the church, 2439 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. All types of pets and pet owners are welcome to attend. All pets must be on a leash, in a crate or carrier, or under complete control of the pet owner. Pet owners are welcome to bring a photo of their pets that are unable to attend. The event is free, however, pet owners are encouraged to bring donations of pet food, which will be given to local animal shelters. For more information, contact Jim Kaserman at 939-4845. OBITUARY ANNE AMATO CIMATO KEARNSAnne Amato Cimato Kearns, 83, of Fort Myers, passed away at her home on September 14, 2012 after suffering a stroke. Anne was born on January 5, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York to her parents Anna (Kehl) and Ferdinand Amato, Sr. She lived her early life in Long Island and later met Ralph Cimato, Sr. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In 1950, they married and eventually moved to Sanibel Island, and lived on Woodring Point. Ralph Sr. passed away in 1971 and 10 years later, Anne remarried the late Richard Kearns and began the family business Ace Hardware (1987) in the Forever Green Shopping Center on Sanibel. Anne is notorious for family gatherings and scrapbooking of events through the years of family and friends. Anne also was most proud of coordinating the Bicentennial Sanibel Parade in 1976. Anne is survived by her brother Ferdinand Amato II; her children Joseph Cimato, Anna Cimato, John Cimato (Kathryn) and Ralph Cimato; stepdaughter Laurel Kearns (Bob McCoy); her grandchildren Stephanie, Suzie, Vincent, Chrissy, Katie, Jessica, Ally, Cassy, Alana, Taylor and Nicholas; stepgrandchildren Claire and Christopher; her great-grandchildren, Hailey, Emma, Mason, Ainsley, Marla, Addison, Gabriel, Deacon, Colton, Johnny and Jayden. Her younger brother Andrew Amato, first husband Ralph Cimato, second husband Richard Kearns and granddaughter Jennifer Stovall predecease her in death. A celebration of life was held on September 19 at the Church of The Resurrection of Our Lord in Fort Myers. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Annes honor may be made to FISH (Friends In Service Here) of Sanibel, 1630 Periwinkle Way, Unit B, Sanibel, FL 33957. OBITUARY Dive Key Largo2 Days of diving one night stay October 13 th and 14 thPackage includes 3 reef dives, one deep wreck dive, Tanks and Hotel Call (239) 481-4733 $ 179 Double Occupancy pp + taxScubavice Dive Center 12600 McGregor Blvd. Fort MyersSend your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com 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


13 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 2012Center 4 Life ProgramsSanibel Fit 4 Life is the motto at Center 4 Life. All ages are welcome. Island Seniors, Inc. members can buy coupon booklets from the City of Sanibel at the Center 4 Life, 2401 Library Way, or at the Sanibel Recreation Center, 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Booklets of 12 coupons are $42 or buy three coupons for $10.50. Happy to be Fit for Life Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. with Sandi McDougall Aerobics and muscle conditioning exercises. Hand weights, stretch cords, and your body weight will be used. Class begins with a joke and ends with a positive thought. Power Hour Fitness Tuesday and Thursday at 8 a.m. (beginning October 2) Gentle Yoga with Kris Brown Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Stretch, tone and strengthen while improving flexibility, proper alignment and circulation. Mats are used to meet the needs of varying experience levels. Bring a towel. Tuesday Kayaking September 25, October 9 and 30, 8:30 a.m. There is space for 16 people on eight two-person kayaks and unlimited space for those who own their own kayaks. The center supplies the kayaks, paddles and life jackets. Bring water, a small snack, change of clothing, sun lotion, bug spray, sunglasses and a hat. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Members have first priority. Stop by the center to sign up and pay fee. Picasa with Patty and Your Photos Wednesday and Thursday, September 26 and 27, 1 to 3 p.m. Hands-on training in Picasa, a free program from Google. Copy photos from your camera or memory card to your PC. Order prints without a trip to the store. Learn to crop, resize, sharpen and brighten colors. Class size limited to six. Cost is $60 for members, $90 for non-members at sign up. Bring your camera and cable, memory card and reader with 10 to 20 photos. Sample photos will be available. CVS Flu Shots Friday, September 28, noon to 2 p.m. Discover Florida Friday, October 12. Fantasy of Flight and Special World War II Symposium, Polk City. Includes round trip transportation, admission and tour at Fantasy of Flight, World War II symposium, Letters Home: Love, Courage, & Survival. Lunch will be at Fantasy of Flight. Fort Myers pick up at 8 a.m. Cost is $79 for members, $89 for nonmembers. Miami Dolphins vs. St Louis Rams, Sun Life Stadium, Miami Sunday, October 14 Includes round trip transportation, reserved corner ticket to the 1 p.m. Dolphins vs. Rams football game, Trendy Tours exclusive pre-game party with sandwiches and beverages (including soda, water and beer). Cost is $99 for members, $109 for non-members. Fort Myers pick up at 9 a.m. Tampa Aquarium and Ybor City Wednesday, October 17 Cost is $70 for members, $89 for non-members and includes round trip transportation, Ybor City Museum tour, lunch at Spaghetti Warehouse, admission to Tampa Aquarium. Fort Myers pickup at 8:30 a.m. Leisure Lunchers Thrift & Consignment Connoisseurs Wednesday, October 24, 11:30 a.m. Loving Hut, 1918 Del Prado Boulevard South, shopping at What 2 Wear, 3512 Del Prado Boulevard. Having Fun with Facebook Thursday, October 18, 1 to 3 p.m. Find out why Facebook is the most visited website. Learn how to set up an account, set up privacy, create a profile, find friends and family, share information, understand your newsfeed and upload pictures. Whats A Spreadsheet? Wednesday and Thursday, October 31 to November 1, 1 to 3 p.m. Balance your checkbook, manage rentals or expenses or create address lists. You should be familiar with the mouse and keyboard, and have a spreadsheet program with Microsoft Works or Excel. Class size limited to six. Paid reservation guarantees your seat. Cost is $60 for members, $90 for non-members. Watercolor with Bea Pappas Fridays, 12:30 to 3 p.m. If you have some painting experience and would like to work from a still life or photo, join in. Cost is $20 per session for members, $25 for non-members. Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall, Naples Philharmonic, Florida Repertory Theatre tickets available at a discount. Call the center for information. Page Turners Wednesday, October 10, 2:30 p.m. Discussion on Crow Lake by Mary Lawson. This book concerns a family who loses their mother and father and how they survive. Ann Rodman and her volunteers select books monthly for discussion. Backgammon anyone? The center has members who would like to learn how to play backgammon. If you know how and would consider teaching a group, contact Sandi McDougall at 472-5743, or email sandi.mcdougall@mysanibel.com. Room is available on Thursday afternoons. Bridge 12:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday Hand & Foot 12:30 p.m. Tuesday Mahjongg 12:30 p.m. Thursday Mexican Train 12:30 p.m. Thursday (game time changes to 1 p.m. beginning Monday, October 29). Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for non-members. Prizes are awarded. Trash & Treasures Sale Saturday, November 10, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations are needed. Bring your clean, gently used items to the center. No clothes, shoes, computers, printers or old TVs accepted. Call Mary Ann Gilhooley at 472-3565 for more information. Call the center at 472-5743 for details on programs or stop by to register. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Raffle To Raise Money For ScholarshipsThis years Childrens Education Center of the Islands Beach Ball raffle prize is a cruise for two on the Royal Caribbean cruise line. Event organizers are providing a gold certificate, which means the winner gets to pick a fouror five-night cruise. They can choose Miami, Fort Lauderdale or Tampa as their port of departure. The gold certificate includes a balcony stateroom, cruise fare, taxes and gratuities. The raffle monies will go to the scholarship fund at the Childrens Education Center of the Islands. These scholarships help families who would otherwise be unable to afford quality care and education for their children while they work on the islands. The not-for-profit school has raised more than $200,000 for scholarships over the past decade with fundraising events like the Beach Ball and their annual raffle. Tickets are $10 each and will be sold at the Childrens Education Center of the Islands, Bank of the Islands and will also be sold outside of Baileys General Store on Saturdays and Sundays by CECI parents prior to the event. The Beach Ball is scheduled for Saturday, November 17 from 7 to 10 p.m. at The Sanctuary. This years theme is Island Chic. Event tickets are $75 per person and include food, drinks, music, live and silent auctions. Sponsorship opportunies are available, and auction item donations are appreciated. Call 472-2538 or visit www.cecikids.org. Molly Dunn and Sophia Carter hope you buy the lucky raffle ticket


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 201214 Redfish Tactics For Fall Seasonby Capt. Matt MitchellOn the water this week, you could really feel the first signs of fall in the air. Northeast winds and slightly cooler morning lows, along with lower humidity, are a very welcome change after more than three months of our sometimes oppressive south Florida summer heat. My week was spent closer to home than usual, generally fishing within a few miles of my home port of St. James City, catching redfish. Even with the water at the southern end of the sound still brown and nasty looking, these redfish dont seem to mind it at all. Redfish action was very consistent, with lots of upper slot sized fish caught just about anywhere from the mouth of the river up to the McKeever Keys area. Redfish in different locations often respond better to one particular kind of bait and presentation more than another. My daily go-to redfish baits will include cut mullet or ladyfish, live pinfish and frozen jumbo shrimp. The different rigs I use for redfish include a simple free-line set up for cut baits and pinfish, a float rig for pinfish and jumbo shrimp, and a 1/4 ounce jig head rig for fishing deeper water and faster moving tide areas, with either a shrimp or pinfish. The phase of the tide is the main factor when deciding what type of area to fish for redfish. During lower tide periods of one foot or less, I like to target docks, deeper channels and the edges of sandbars and grassflats within close proximity to mangrove shorelines that hold redfish during the higher tide periods. During middle tide periods of one to two feet, I prefer to target open water shallow flats and deeper mangrove shorelines. Then on higher tides of roughly two feet or better, I target mangrove islands, shorelines and oyster bars that are too shallow to access on low tide periods. During the middle of the tide this week, I concentrated my efforts in the mouth of the river. This area had good redfish action for me all week, with the flats around Merwin Key, Starvation Key, Big Island and Fishermans Key all holding good numbers of quality redfish. Most of this area is very shallow and can only be entered during the middle to higher periods of the tide. Its loaded with oyster bars that are hard to see in the dirty water, so proceed with caution. The mouth of the river area described above is a huge area of water. The key to finding redfish over here is to locate big mullet schools on the shallow flats. Once you locate the mullet, drop the power pole or anchor and set up. Most of this water is in the twoto three-foot depth range and is grass bottom. Nothing works better for me here than fresh cut-bait chunks. I use ladyfish and mullet chunks rigged free-line. Once set up, simply throw out a good spread of chunks close to the mullet schools, place the rods in the rod holders and wait for the bite. If you dont get a redfish within 10 minutes, move and set up again. Generally, the higher the concentration of mullet, the more redfish will be there. When redfish fishing on the higher stages of the tide this week, roughly two feet or higher, I spent most of my time fishing little mangrove keys around St. James City. My preferred rig for this is a live pinfish or jumbo shrimp rigged on a popping cork. Toss the float up close to the trees and let the bait drift. The float stops the pinfish from burrowing down in the grass and is a good way to keep the bait tight to the shorelines. The mangrove shoreline that runs the whole back side of Sanibel from Tarpon Bay to Wulfert Keys during periods of northeast wind and high water was hard to beat this week. These next few months offer some of the best redfish action of the year. Redfish will be caught just about anywhere from the passes and all through the sound. Putting in a little time and learning where to target these redfish on what tide phase will definitely increase your catch. 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. Randy Post with a nice snook caught while cut-bait fishing for redfish with Capt. Matt Mitchell ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. 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15 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 CROW Case Of The Week: Florida Mud Turtleby Patricia MolloyA tiny Florida mud turtle (Kinosternon subrubrum steindachneri) was admitted to CROW on a Saturday. They can be found throughout the state near shallow bodies of water. An adult will grow to approximately five inches tall, and possess oval shells that are dark and unmarked. As they are sometimes seen feeding on manure, they have earned the distasteful nickname of Cow Dung Cooter. It was alert with no visible injuries. Dr. Aundria performed a complete blood count (CBC) which was within normal limits, however, the patient was very depressed. It was treated for parasites and dewormed, but remained lethargic. The turtle refused to eat regularly on its own so the staff was forced to Gavage (guh-vahj) feed it, which requires placing a tube through the patients nose to deposit formula to the stomach. Dr. Aundria determined that the best way to combat the stress level of being hospitalized was to surgically implant an esophagostomy tube or E-tube with the help of Dr. Helen. The use of anaesthesia for all patients, particularly such a tiny one, is always risky. They chose to use a local anesthetic. The surgery to insert the E-tube took two steady sets of hands working for more than an hour. Follow-up radiographs proved that the tube was inserted with precision. Dr. West suggested that after recovering for a few days, the turtle be given a little grazing time in order to expedite the healing process by roaming in grass and soaking up natural sun. If you would like to help this rarely seen Florida mud turtle, go to CROWs website and donate to patient #2626 or another patient/species of your choice. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit www.crowclinic.org. The tiny turtle underwent a delicate surgery at CROW to insert a feeding tube Patient pre-op FISH HAPPENS! FISH HAPPENS!Snapper Grouper Tuna Salmon Sea Bass Mahi Swordfish King Crab Scallops Celebrating 33 Years of Fresh FishWe serve it fresh... or we dont serve it at all!Fish Market open at 11am703 Tarpon Bay Rd 472-3128 Serving 5:00-9:30pm 7 Days EARLY BIRDS EARLY BIRDS $13 13 5:00 6:00 pm Nightly 5:00 6:00 pm Nightly SHRIMPFEST EVERY TUESDAY SHRIMPFEST EVERY TUESDAY Football is Back, Back, Back! FRIDAY NIGHT LOBSTAH SPECIAL! FRIDAY NIGHT LOBSTAH SPECIAL! $19 19 00 00 while they last while they last 703 Tarpon Bay Rd 472-3128 www.sanibelsportsbar.com Voted "BEST PLACE TO WATCH THE GAME" "BEST BARTENDER" Come see Audrey OPEN WEEKENDS 11:30 OPEN WEEKENDS 11:30 am am Featuring $2 Bloody Marys, $2 Screwdrivers and a new Football Menu Big 10 Network ESPN Game Plan NFL Ticket Direct TV Package NTN Trivia at the Bar Sunday Ra esOutside smoking section available 10 satellites and 17 TVs featuredWi-Fi Wi-Fi On The Deck! On The Deck! HAPPY HOURS HAPPY HOURS 4-6pm 4-6pm & & 10pm-Close 10pm-Close DRAFT SPECIALSDOMESTIC BUCKETS $12(Sat & Sun-11:30am-6pm MNF Kickoff-close)


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 201216 Birds Eye ViewBaby Gator Hatches In My Lapby Mark Bird WestallLast week, I was telling you about sitting in a blind at night in 1977 trying to document a mother alligator opening her nest and carrying her young down to the water. George Weymouth and other naturalists on the island wanted to capture this unique behavior on camera because up until around that time conventional wisdom thought that crocodilians laid their eggs and left them to fend on their own, like most reptilians. Today, we understand crocodilians better and their increased maternal instinct actually makes sense, especially for alligators. Many crocodiles, such as Sanibels very own American crocodile that died a few years back, will many times simply dig a hole in the ground and bury the eggs in sand or soft dirt, but the American alligator usually builds her nest out of vegetative debris on top of the ground, making a mound. The heat generated by this decaying vegetation can actually help incubate the eggs. The problem is, by the time the eggs are ready to hatch (usually within 65 to 70 days), the decaying vegetation may have created a slightly hardened crust that is difficult for the newborn baby gators to punch their way through. If a baby gator becomes an orphan before it hatches, not only will it be more susceptible to being eaten by some predator during its first few months, but it might not be able to get out of its nest in the first place. Now a single baby gator, sometimes while still in the egg, makes a soft grunting sound something like, umph umph, but a whole nest full of baby gators creates a continuing chorus of grunts which triggers the maternal instinct of the mother gator to open up the nest and gently pick the babies up and carry them to the relative safety of the nearby water. When George Weymouth first showed me the blind and nest about a week before the eggs were supposed to hatch, he decided to give me a closer look at an alligator egg and proceeded to go over to the nest (constantly keeping an eye open for the very protective mother) and opened it up so I could see eggs in the nest. As the top eggs began to be exposed, George pulled one of the eggs out of the nest and smelled it. He then started telling me that the embryo must have died because the egg smelled very rotten. He brought it over to me and proceeded to gently remove about one square centimeter of the outer egg shell with his knife so I could see the dead embryo curled up inside. To his surprise (and probably embarrassment), the baby was still alive! There may have been a dead egg nearby that made this one smell like it was dead. But the question was, what do we do now? George had opened up this egg at least a week early. We couldnt put it back into the nest; it would surely die now that the protective egg shell had been removed. So he handed it to me and said, Here, you take it; keep it warm and if it hatches out before the rest of the babies; feed and protect it until the others hatch and then we can release it with the rest of the brood. I was a little bit nervous about being given what I thought was a big responsibility, but decided I would give it a try. George carefully covered the remaining eggs back to their original condition and we walked from the shade of the jungle into the glaring heat of the August sun and to our waiting cars. George reminded me to be careful not to rotate the egg so I carried it as though it was nitro glycerin. When I got into the car and headed home, it was incredibly hot inside the car. I was sweating, more from concern about this responsibility I had been given than from the temperature. Because I was concerned about losing control over the egg if I sat it down in the passenger seat, I placed the egg in my lap. To this point there had not been much activity from the egg, but after about a minute of the egg sitting in my lap, I heard one subtle umph. Now, I cant help myself, but when an animal talks around me, I cant help but try to imitate its sound. I naturally start imitating what I hear (some of you may have heard my osprey calls before). So after the baby gave its little grunt, almost without realizing I was doing it, I replied with a similar umph. 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17 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 Plant SmartFruit For Wildlife IDby Gerri ReavesMany Southwest Floridians view landscape only in aesthetic or financial terms. Maintaining a yard or commercial landscape is a necessary task if property values are to be preserved and code violations avoided, right? Then theres an altogether different group of property owners. They view gardening and yard work as a delight, even a passion, despite the heat, humidity, and physical demands. This second group is more likely to see their landscapes as a grocery store and shelter for wildlife. They know that planting the right species can help ensure the very survival of butterflies, birds, and other creatures. These gardeners know that leaving fruits on native plants, in particular, is a boon for wildlife that has increasingly less undeveloped land on which to forage. Natures bounty left on the plant is especially important during migration seasons, when birds arrive hungry, depleted in body weight, and exhausted. See if you can identify the fruit of the three native species pictured here. Helpful hint: Both animals and humans greatly enjoy one of these fruits. Those swirls of sparkling magenta berries belong to a member of the verbena family that attracts birds all year. Beauty berry (Callicarpa americana) is a food source for more than 40 species of songbirds including the American robin, brown thrasher, purple finch, and eastern towhee. The fruit clusters also are eaten by armadillo, foxes, opossum, raccoons, continued on page 18 Beauty berry is a favorite food for many animal species photos by Gerri Reaves Both humans and wildlife love muscadine grapes Pond apple is bland but edible 239.472.3010 or 239.472.1023 239.472.3010 or 239.472.1023 OPEN 7 DAYS 11:00 A.M. CLOSING OPEN 7 DAYS 11:00 A.M. CLOSING Take Out FREE Delivery Take Out FREE Delivery 2496 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel Island, Florida 2496 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel Island, Florida ISLAND BBQ Company Try One Try One Of Of Our Homemade Our Homemade Back Porch Pies Back Porch PiesWe Cater & Have Authentic Slow Roasted Family Style Meals! GRAND OPENING GRAND OPENING


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 201218 From page 16Baby Gator HatchesThe next thing I knew, the baby was hatching out of the egg while Im driving down the road yoke sac and all. Wow! When I got home a few minutes later, I put about an inch of water in a 10-gallon aquarium with a sunning rock and heat lamp and kept a close eye on my newborn baby. Within a few days, the egg sac had been absorbed and I began to think the little one would be getting hungry so I went out to a nearby mosquito ditch and caught a few gambusia mosquito fish and put them in the aquarium. The little guy was interested right away, but really slow about catching anything. I would herd the fish in his direction and soon he was getting pretty good at catching them on his own. After the young hatched out of the nest several days later, we took him down to the edge of the water near the nest, found some of his brothers and sisters, and released him back into the wild. His mom watched us closely from a few feet off shore, but never showed any aggressive behavior towards us. Just another episode of my early days as a young naturalist on Sanibel. 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. From page 17Plant Smartsquirrels, and white-tailed deer. It is not typically eaten by humans, however. Although not toxic, it has an unpleasant taste. Such is not the case with the shiny blue-black muscadine, or southern fox, grape (Vitis rotundifolia), from which jellies, jams, juices, and wines are made. Among the birds who love these wild grapes are blue jays, bluebirds, brown thrashers, cardinals, catbirds, cedar waxwings, chickadees, downy woodpeckers, finches, flycatchers, mockingbirds, nuthatches, robins, rose-breasted grosbeaks, sparrows, tree swallows, thrashers, titmice, vireos, warblers, wood thrushes, and woodpeckers. Those little green apples hang on a member of the custard apple family, pond apples (Annona glabra), which often grows along the edges of ponds and streams, as the common name implies. Its also called alligator apple because the reptile eats the fruit that falls from overhanging branches. The apples are edible for humans but bland and filled with seeds. However, the fruit is a dependable, although not favorite, food source for many species of wildlife. Before you or your hired landscapers embark on a pruning project in a fit of tidiness, consider the loss it might be for wildlife. 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For more information on other birding tours and eco-events during the 23rd Annual Ding Darling Days, held October 14 to 20, visit www.dingdarlingdays.com. Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge sponsors Ding Darling Days along with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Tarpon Bay Explorers and support from local businesses and individuals. 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ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 201220 Swiersz Of FISH Wins Good Samaritan AwardFriends In Service Here (FISH) of Sanibel announced that program director Christine Swiersz has won the Good Samaritan category at the Elaine McLaughlin E-Awards ceremony held on September 12 at the Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers. This prestigious event, held annually, celebrates the best customer service professionals in Southwest Florida. It is named after Elaine McLaughlin, former executive director of the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau. As program director, Swiersz is responsible for case management at FISH, evaluating and facilitating solutions for the needs of their clients. She joined FISH in 2010, is a licensed clinical social worker in the State of Florida and holds a master of social work degree from Florida State University. Christine has done a wonderful job forging relationships with over 30 agencies throughout Lee County, said Bill Fellows, president of FISH. She had been able to bring to the islands a wide variety of additional services that, for example, provide FISH clients with health and nutrition education, memory screening, elderly fall prevention and a Mom & Toddlers group. She has broadened the scope of our work so that we are able to help clients with their ever widening range of needs in these difficult times. The 12th annual awards program had 585 nominations from visitors, residents and co-workers, representing dozens of businesses throughout Lee County. We are delighted that Christine, who does so much outstanding work for our clients, has been honored by this award, added Maggi Feiner, executive director of FISH. On behalf of the board of FISH, our 200 FISH volunteers and all of our clients, we salute Christine for the great job she is doing at FISH. For more information, visit www.fishofsanibel.com. Christine Swiersz accepts her E-Award 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 The Zombies Are ComingThe Sanibel Community Association (SCA) will be hosting the band Zombie University at a Zombie House Party on Friday, October 19 from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person for this first of five dancing events. Get your group organized and be the last zombie standing. Party planners are getting an early jump on Halloween as The Community House becomes a spook zone for a Zombie House Party. Come dressed like your favorite other-worldly character. Included will be a face-painting station for those who need help getting scary. If youre not into costumes, come as you are and just enjoy the fun. The house will be rocking zombie-style, with music by one of Southwest Floridas favorite Top 40 cover bands, Zombie University. This six-piece group is packed with talent, and their danceable tunes include songs from just about every pop artist in memory. Get on the dance floor and do the Monster Mash. Let your hair down and enjoy the zombie revolution. Snacks will be served tapas style to allow partiers to mingle, move around and enjoy the entertainment. Alcoholic beverages by donation. Be prepared to have a chilling evening with Zombie University. For more information on this event or other SCA-sponsored events, visit www. sanibelcommunityhouse.net or call 4722155. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com 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 Will you be the last zombie standing? photo by Christopher Koerner Photography


21 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 by Chris Lechowicz, Director, SCCF Wildlife Habitat ManagementPreservation of habitat for native wildlife is a key part of the SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundations mission. Wildlife on SCCF preserves is surveyed annually as an indicator of the progress of restoration efforts, but SCCF also monitors and/or documents the presence of wildlife on the islands in general. Several species that were once common have disappeared, but this past summer, we discovered that two species have made a reappearance. Keeping an inventory of extant faunal species can be very exciting at first, but after you have gone through all the records and conducted monitoring projects to verify the presence or absence, you often feel like your mission is accomplished. Many years can go by without any new or undiscovered species being found. Even rarer is the rediscovery of species that were lost from the ecosystem. This summer, amazingly, lightning struck twice in the same place and two such species were found on Sanibel. The eastern glass lizard (Ophisaurus ventralis) was documented only once on Sanibel in 1959 by Charles LeBuff; this animal was found dead on Periwinkle Way near Lindgren Boulevard. Glass lizards are legless lizards that resemble snakes, mostly because they do not have any limbs. One way to tell them apart is by looking for ear openings or eyelids. Snakes have neither. Also, glass lizards are named so because of their tendency to lose or drop their tails when attacked by predators or handled by people. On July 30, LeAnn Beanland of Sanibel sent me pictures of four different snakes that she had found on Island Inn Road. She did not know the identity of one of the snakes in the picture. I could not believe my eyes as I saw a photograph of only the second specimen of eastern glass lizard known from Sanibel (and in the last 53 years). I quickly wrote back asking if she had kept the lizard (not snake). I found out that the animal was injured on the road and was brought to CROW. Unfortunately, the lizard did not make it, but we have plenty of pictures showing the proof of its existence and hope there are more here. Within two weeks of that event, a second species showed up on Sanibel that was thought to be extirpated from the island. On August 10, Kyle Sweet of The Sanctuary Golf Club sent me a picture of a turtle that he could not identify from the golf course. It was a hatchling Florida mud turtle (Kinosternon subrubrum steindachneri). Once again, I was floored to see a picture of an animal thought to be long gone (last seen continued on page 22 One of the two Florida mud turtle hatchlings found by Kyle Sweet at The Sanctuary Golf Club. It is smaller than a quarter Eastern glass lizard photo by Daniel Parker Voted as a Top 5 Best Breakfast in Florida By Southern Living Open 7 am 10 pm 7 Days a Week Breakfast Endless Happy Hour Huge Kids Menu Outside Open 7 am 10 pm 7 Days a Week O k Voted BEST Family Dining Now Serving Fresh Two Species Absent From Sanibel Are Rediscovered icecreamchickwingshotdogs burgers freshcut fries shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs burgers freshcut res shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs burgers freshcut fries shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs Shakes 1528 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-8686OPEN 11 AM 9 PMChar-grilled Natural Casing Hot Dogs Fresh Cut Fries Juicy Hand Patted Burgers Thick MilkshakesPIZZA IS HERE!The original one & only established in 1998


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 201222 From page 21Two Species Rediscoveredin 1978). Then, on August 17, a second hatchling showed up at the golf course. The Florida mud turtle is a small brown or black aquatic turtle that resembles its common, sympatric counterpart on the island, the striped mud turtle. The striped mud turtle is found in most freshwater bodies on the island especially ditches and is active throughout most of the year. The Florida mud turtle is ephemeral, meaning it spends a lot of time under the ground aestivating (kind of like hibernation, but during dry times) while waiting for the summer rains. This mud turtle has been reported to be in decline throughout the peninsula of Florida for unknown reasons. There are still seven more species of amphibian or reptile (four frogs, three snakes) that were historically present on Sanibel that have not been seen in more than 10 years. The year is not over. Maybe lightning will strike a third time in the same place. SCCF is dedicated to the conservation of coastal habitats and aquatic resources on Sanibel and Captiva and in the surrounding watershed through environmental education, land acquisition, landscaping for wildlife, marine research, natural resource policy, sea turtle conservation and wildlife habitat management. Community support through membership dues and tax-deductible contributions, in addition to grants and staff-generated revenue, makes this work possible. This injured eastern glass lizard was found by LeAnn Beanland on Island Inn Road 3111 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel. Call (239) 472-4559 Specializing in weddings, private parties and corporate events or visit www.TraditionsOnTheBeach.com p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p With Live Entertainment New Business of the Year Award 2012 Winner of Open for Dinner From 5 p.m. until Late Closed Sundays until Fall Casual Beachfront Dining Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine On Labor Day, Ron Suarez and his family visiting from West Palm Beach found a junonia shell on Sanibel while staying at Coquina Beach for the weekend. Shell Found The Suarez family Natalie, Ron, Alyssa and RosaEmail your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com $ 8. 00 OFF ANY BOTTLE BOTTLE $ $ 25 OR MORE. 25 OR MORE. ALL EVENING. ALL EVENING.WINE WEDNESDAYS Present this ad and be seated before 5:30 p.m. and we will deduct $2.50 OFFEvery Adult Dinner Entree At MatzalunaNot valid on Wine Wednesday or with any other coupon. Expires 09/30/12 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


23 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 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. Music Friday-Saturday: The New Vinyls 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. From page 1City BudgetIn all, the cost-cutting amounts to approximately $508,000. However, the city has to subtract nearly $91,000 for costs incurred from Tropical Storm Isaac, which will not receive state or federal reimbursement. That leaves net $350,000 to add to the ending fund balance. The owner of a home valued at $527,000 the island average will pay taxes of $1,106, down from the $1,127 the working millage would have cost. That doesnt include taxes for voted debt such as the Sanibel Recreation Center and land acquisition. The focus for some time has been on reducing expenses and paying down debt, as the city sees lower income due to property values that fell almost 2 percent this year. Operating expenditures are projected to be $26,552 million, down 21 percent from last year, when expenses totaled $33,445,376. The budget includes a sinking fund for the five-year-old recreation center to retire the bonds, use for future operating costs and maintenance using a funds balance of about $1 million. The plan is to make $216,219 in annual contributions beginning in 2014. Council voted to allocate $440,000 to the sinking fund, representing two years contributions, keep some as a balance and pay down rec center debt. The centers operating costs are projected at $2.088 million next year. City planner and island resident Roy Gibson made a second plea for the city to cover the cost of insurance for his same sex domestic partner, as is done for heterosexual couples. He said there is enough money in the budget for the $6,000 per year cost and the union that represents city employees has granted him a waiver that would allow the city to cover his domestic partner. He called himself a victim of discrimination and persecution, saying he was given coverage and then it was taken away during a union and city negotiation impasse in which he represented his fellow employees. Zimomra said there are other city employees in similar domestic partnerships, and Mayor Kevin Ruane said that could have financial implications for the city if they all wanted the same coverage. Ruane and Vice Mayor Mick Denham said they did not have enough information to make a decision but asked the city manager to research Gibsons claim. A final budget of $43.629 million was adopted after about one hour and 20 minutes of discussion. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 201224 From page 1Hensons PuppetsSpeaking from Holderness, New Hampshire on September 6 as IBEX prepared for a performance at the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Henson said that she has many fond memories of her father and growing up around the Muppets. However, it wasnt until her senior year at the Rhode Island School of Design that she decided to pursue a career in puppetry. I had made an animated film which featured birds and fish, but I wanted to see if I could produce a film using the same themes, but with puppets instead, said Henson. To my surprise, I found that using puppets was a far more effective form of communication. Recently, Hensons puppet company traveled to China, where it took Best Show in the 2012 UNIMA (Union Internationale de la Marionette) Congress & World Puppetry Festival. Two weeks ago, they attended the 2012 Dragon*Con in Atlanta, Georgia, capturing the top prize for Best Animated Film (The Narrative of Victor Karloch) at the conventions highly competitive film festival. Of course, being the youngest daughter of a popular entertainment icon, Henson is often reminded of how greatly her fathers work has impacted generations of both children and the young at heart. Ive heard such beautiful, first-hand stories from people of how much the Muppets have meant to them, and that they are raising their children with the same shows they grew up on, she said. My dad was very prolific and worked on so many wonderful things, from Sesame Street to The Muppet Show to Fraggle Rock and The Dark Crystal. Believe me, I love hearing it. However, folks shouldnt expect to see Bert and Ernie in the Endangered Species & Wildlife Parade or IBEXs Celebration of Flight presentation, which begins at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 15 in the Ding Darling Education Center. Families will have a chance to learn about the creatures the actors portray and ask them about their work. An indoor production and kite-making workshop will continue outside to the upper parking lot, where kids can try out their new kites and perform along with the puppeteers and kite-flyers. Were always adding new elements to our presentations, added Ramirez. Well be creating new creatures that are indigenous to this area especially for the event. Like her father, Heather Henson likes to infuse a message within her art. A lot of things my dad did talked about preserving and understanding nature, and that had a lot of influence on me, she said. We do a lot of things that honor him just by being creative and allowing our imagination to steer what we are doing in our shows. He loved working with creative people. Certainly, the appearances by IBEX Puppetry are among the highlights on the calendar of events for the 23rd annual wildlife and environmental awareness festival. This is such a perfect fit for Ding Days, said supervisory ranger Toni Westland. I saw them perform last year at Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge and told my committee We have to get them! Youre not going to believe how cool this is. For updates on events, information on sponsoring Ding Darling Days or to sign up for weekly bulletins, visit www. dingdarlingdays.com. IBEX Puppetrys interactive Endangered Species & Wildlife Parade includes elements of music, dance and environmental awareness Henson with one of IBEXs bird puppets Heather Henson A performer with one of the manatee puppets featured in the parade


25 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 2012Traditions on the Beach is one of 20 local restaurants of which four are on Sanibel taking part in the Lee County-wide Restaurant Week from October 5 to 14. Restaurant Week is a local and sustainable culinary celebration where favorite local hot spots offer a great deal on their menus. Special three-course prix fixe lunch and dinner menus have been designed to showcase local chefs. Other Sanibel restaurants participating are Thistle Lodge, The Blue Giraffe and Sweet Melissas. Traditions on the Beach, which is located on the beachfront at the historic Island Inn on Sanibel, has developed a specially selected menu which includes a wild gulf black grouper and a veal escalope for this event. Restaurant Week is a great time to not only be a local, but also to be a restaurant we get to spoil our guests with a special menu and a special price, just for them, said Andrea Mucciga, owner of Traditions on the Beach. Traditions, Thistle Lodge and Sweet Melissas have been designated green restaurants, which means they have made a commitment to implement sustainable business practices that might include purchasing locally grown produce or locally harvested seafood when available, conserving energy and recycling. Thistle Lodge blends American, French and Asian cooking traditions with fresh Florida seafood. It is located at 2255 West Gulf Drive, phone 472-9200. The Blue Giraffe offers casual island dining and serves fresh local seafood, chowder, salads and steaks. Dine outside on the boardwalk or inside at hand-painted tables, inspired by a local artist. The Blue Giraffe is in Periwinkle Place, 2075 Periwinkle Way, phone 4722525. Restaurant Week also features one-ofa-kind culinary experiences by some of the restaurants, including wine tastings paired with live music, cooking demonstrations, tours and classes. All you need to do is show up at one of the 20 participating restaurants during the 10 days of the event and ask for their special prix fixe menu. Reservations are strongly recommended. For more information, log on to www. TasteDeliciousLee.com. Chips Sanibel Steakhouse is celebrating Martini Monday with two-for-one martinis from the entire martini list from 5 to 7 p.m. on Mondays. The steakhouse is at 1473 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 472-5700. LIVE ON THE ISLANDS 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 and 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.continued on page 27 Around The Islands With AnneLocal Restaurants To Showcase Menus During Culinary Celebrationby Anne Mitchell Chef Aziz, left, from Traditions on the Beach with owner Andrea Mucciga. They are taking part in Restaurant Week in Lee County from October 4 to 14


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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 26 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 My Stars FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24, 2012ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is a good time for the usually outspoken Lamb to be a bit more discreet. You still can get your point across, but do it in a way less likely to turn off a potential supporter. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Good news: All that hard work you put in is beginning to pay off. But you need to watch that tendency to insist on doing things your way or no way. Be a bit more flexible. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might want to delay making a decision on the future of a long-standing relationship until you check out some heretofore hidden details that are just now beginning to emerge. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your reluctance to compromise on an important issue could backfire without more facts to support your position. Weigh your options carefully before making your next move. LEO (July 23 to August 22) This is a good time for ambitious Leos or Leonas to shift from planning their next move to actually doing it. Your communication skills help persuade others to join you. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Relationships -personal or professional -present new challenges. Be careful not to let a sudden surge of stubbornness influence how you choose to deal with them. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You might need more facts before you can decide on a possible career change. But you should have no problem making a decision about an important personal matter. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Youre respected by most people for your direct, no-nonsense approach to the issues. But be careful you dont replace honest skepticism with stinging sarcasm. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A newly emerging situation could require a good deal of attention and some difficult decision-making. However, close friends will help you see it through. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Family matters need attention. Check things out carefully. There still might be unresolved tensions that could hinder your efforts to repair damaged relationships. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Of course you deserve to indulge yourself in something special. But for now, tuck that bit of mad money away. Youll need it to help with a looming cash crunch. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A temporary setback in your financial situation is eased by changing some of your plans. Youll be able to ride it out quite well until the tide turns back in your favor. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a gift for understanding peoples needs. You have a low tolerance for those who act without concern for others. On Sept. 24, 1789, The Judiciary Act of 1789 is passed by Congress and signed by President George Washington, establishing the Supreme Court of the United States as a tribunal made up of six justices. By 1869 the number of justices was increased to nine. On Sept. 30, 1868, the first volume of Louisa May Alcotts beloved childrens book Little Women is published. Alcott dedicated most of her life and writing to supporting her family after her fathers failure at running Transcendentalist school. Her works include Little Men (1871) and An Old-Fashioned Girl (1870). On Sept. 28, 1901, Ed Sullivan, who would become the host of the long-running TV variety program The Ed Sullivan Show, is born in New York City. During the peak of its popularity in the 1950s and 1960s, Sullivans program showcased a wide range of entertainers, including The Beatles and Elvis Presley. On Sept. 29, 1913, Rudolf Diesel, inventor of the engine that bears his name, disappears from the steamship Dresden while traveling from Belgium to England. On Oct. 10, Diesels body was found in the water. Conspiracy theories began to fly almost immediately. Many people believed (and still believe) that Diesel was murdered. On Sept. 25, 1957, under escort from 1,000 paratroopers in the U.S. Armys 101st Airborne Division, nine black students enter all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Ark. Three weeks earlier, Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had surrounded the school with National Guard troops to prevent court-ordered racial integration. On Sept. 26, 1960, for the first time in U.S. history, a debate between major party presidential candidates is shown on television. John F. Kennedy debated Richard M. Nixon in a Chicago studio. Nixon refused to wear makeup. On Sept. 27, 1989, Zsa Zsa Gabor, on trial for slapping a police officer, storms out of the courtroom in the middle of the district attorneys closing argument. She had been pulled over for expired tags on her Rolls Royce, as well as having an open container of alcohol and an expired license. It was British playwright and noted wit Oscar Wilde who made the following sage observation: Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. If youre like the typical human, your brain makes up only 2 percent of your bodys weight, but it uses about 20 percent of your bodys energy. Some people, it seems, have more money than sense. For example, in December of 2008, some unknown person paid $5,300 to buy a single tissue off eBay. What was so special about the tissue? Reportedly, it was used once by actress Scarlett Johansson. Fortunately, proceeds from the sale benefited a nonprofit organization. The average ant lives less than two months. Using leeches as a form of medical treatment is archaic, right? Maybe not so much. As recently as 2004, a request to market leeches as medical devices was approved by the Food and Drug Administration. When the infamous Titanic was being built, shifts were 14 hours a day, and workers only had one day off a week. Each day, each worker was allowed a total of seven minutes for bathroom breaks. Those who study such things say that marriages involving so-called mail-order brides have a lower rate of divorce than marriages that come about in more traditional ways. Among men, it seems, historically at any rate, that processes of co-ordination and disintegration follow each other with great regularity, and the index of the co-ordination is the measure of the disintegration which follows. There is no mob like a group of well-drilled soldiers when they have thrown off their discipline. And there is no lostness like that which comes to a man when a perfect and certain pattern has dissolved about him. There is no hater like one who has greatly loved. -John Steinbeck THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY


27 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 From page 25Around The IslandsThe Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn will feature The New Vinyls on Friday and Saturday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Crab races are Mondays and Thursdays. Twice weekly crab races will resume October 1. The Crows Nest is at 15951 Captiva Drive, phone 472-5161. 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. George & Wendys Sanibel Seafood Grille has live entertainment as follows: Friday, August 24, Anthony Wayne; Thursday, Karaoke. The restaurant is at 2499 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 395-1263. The Jacaranda has entertainment from 7 to 11 p.m. as follows: Friday and Saturday, various artists are featured; Sunday, Jamaica Dave & Co., reggae and dance; Monday, Renata, jazz, contemporary music and dance; and Wednesday, Buckeye Ken, contemporary, Top 40 and blues. The Jacaranda is at 1223 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-1771. 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. New to the line-up is Ken Limeri playing jazz sax from 6 to 10 p.m. every Tuesday. The bistro is located 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. Top Ten Books On The Island1. Gone by Randy Wayne White 2. Sanibel Island by Yvonne Hill 3. Sanibel Captiva Handbook by Reynolds Family 4. Feathers by Thor Hanson 5. Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White 6. Mary Manatee by Suzanne Tate 7. Dogs Purpose by WB Cameron 8. Dry Grass of August by Anna Jean Mayhew 9. Proof of Heaven by Mary Curran Hackett10. What Alice Forgot by Liane MoriartyCourtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop. ZAGAT ZAGAT.COM R ated by : Fish Tacos! Book Signing Event!Ft. Myers BEach : Sept 24th Meet The Author!Details Online12-2pm & 4-6pm 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. Scot Congress, left, of Congress Jewelers, and William Palmer of SunTrust Bank, at Mondays Chamber After Hours held at the jewelry store Mary and Leon Benzrihem of Congress Jewelers, helped host chamber members at Congress Jewelers on Monday Congress Hosts After Hours


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 201228 Highlights From Sanibel Night Prom Andy and Kelly Johnson Chauncey and Allison Goss Georgie and Rob Pailes Steve Brown, Jeff Powers, Jimmy Stevens and Craig Holston Sharon LeJeune Kelly Johnson, Patty Holston and Michelle Wesley Billy Lees Jeff Carroll, Sarah Carroll and Kayla Schuneman etting the home of your dreams starts with the right remodeler! our dreams ghtremo Kitchens, Bathrooms, Outdoor Entertainment, Media Rooms, P oo l s/Spas, C l osets, an d Comp l ete Home Remo d e l s LI C # CGC 059261A passion for service and excellence since 1989 ost trusted by absentee homeowners to make dreams come true! Free in-home consultation239.939.5411www.ProgressiveBuilders.com Extensive planning & design Top materials & workmanship Security safeguards Weekly reports Promises kept 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 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


29 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 Jeff and Veronica Powers Willi Nuenlist and Silvia Zavala John and Amy Holik Zane and Colleen Stoneman Leilani and Alexei Sivsov Mark and Maureen Tesoro Patty and Craig Holston The SanibelSusan team specializes in real estate on the islands. Susan has sold more than $220 million on Sanibel alone! Weekly blog at SanibelSusan.wordpress.com Compass Pointupdated 2 bedroms & den, gulf-front with income $899K Sandalfootbeach-front 2 bedroom w/ onsite income program $699K Sundial Beach & Golf Resortremodeled suite walk-out earning $40K+/yr $349.9K Colony Resort bedroom steps-to-beach with on-site nightly rental program $130K Lake Murexoversized parcel w/lake views close to West Gulf Drive beaches $249K The Dunes3-bedroom townhome in golf & tennis community $324.9K Shell Harborupdated 3+bedroom canal-front pool home, near-beach $899K Shell Harbor1/2+acre with patio dock on wide deep-water access canal $899K Sanibel Bayousoversized cul-de-sac parcel walking distance to beach $449K The DunesLot in golf & tennis community, backs to natural vegetation $299K Island Woods~1/3 acre mid-island with community pool & tennis $249K Just Reduced! 2242 Periwinkle Way, Suite 3 in Sanibel Square 472-HOME (4663 888-603-0603 SanibelSusan.com If you want to own an island property this winter to enjoy or for investment (rental income), the time to buy is NOW! Best time to list an island property also is NOW! To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 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 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 201230 PGA TipsFive Shots You Need To Play Better Golfby Matt Oakley, PGA Golf ProfessionalIn my years of teaching people how to play golf, I have gotten probably every question in the book about the game. Some people want distance, some direction. Everyone wants it to be easier. So, I have broken down golf to five shots. If you can find a way to hit these five shots, golf is a fairly simple game. Here are the five shots you need, and some thoughts on each: 1. Tee Shot It doesnt have to be 325 yards down the middle with a slight draw. Find a club, any club that you can consistently hit it to where you can find it every time. If thats a driver, great, but a fairway wood, hybrid or iron will work just fine. Most people can hit their 3-wood off a tee as far as they can a driver anyway. Tee it up and hit it where you can see it. Your scores will go down the same day (and it costs less for golf balls). 2. Fairway Wood Shot Find a fairway wood or hybrid that you can get airborne and forward; those are the only two criteria that matter. That should get you close to the green in two shots on every hole. Then, you can play the next shot. 3. Pitch Shot Learn to hit a pitch shot around the green that you control, a simple, fairly high shot that will land on the green. Now, we are there in 3 shots. 4. Putt If you were to master one part of the game, make it putting. If you have any time at all to practice, practice putting. A person who can putt can play a match against anyone. In our example above, if we can hit a drive we can find, a fairway wood down by the green and a pitch onto the green if we can one or two putt at most we will make four or five on every hole. Eighteen fours in a game of golf means you shoot 72, 18 fives is 90. Most people would take somewhere in between that number. 5. And, Just In Case, Sand Shot Find a method that allows you to get out of the sand every time in one shot. Notice I didnt say even on the green or an inch from the hole, just out of the sand. Do that every time and you either have a pitch shot or a putt next Stop by the Golf Shop at The Dunes to schedule a lesson with one of our PGA Professionals on how having these five simple shots can lower your scores and make golf more fun. Adult Co-Ed Softball LeagueJoin your friends and neighbors in the Fall 2012 Sanibel Adult Co-ed Softball League. Games will be played at the Sanibel ball fields on Wednesday nights. The league will start on October 3. Teams need to be registered no later than September 28. T-Shirts and team trophies will be awarded to top teams. The fee is $495 per team. There will be an informational meeting on September 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the Sanibel Recreation Center. For more information, or if you are looking for a team, contact Trish Phillips at 472-0345. The Sanibel Recreation Center is at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily, weekly, semi-annual and annual memberships are available. Visit the web site at www. mysanibel.com. NCAA Football Tailgate NightPut on your team colors and join a bunch of island gridiron fanatics for a night of college football on Saturday, September 22 from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sanibel Recreation Center. Dont miss all the stadium-style tailgating action with hot wings and snacks during the game. Enjoy team trivia and game time stat challenge for T-shirts and prizes. Games may include Florida State University vs. Clemson, University of Florida vs. Kentucky and University of Miami vs. Georgia Tech. Non-members will require a day pass for entry. There is no charge for Rec Center members. For more information on this teen event, contact the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com.


31 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 Everblades To Open 15th Season As Defending Kelly Cup Champsby Ed FrankIn 1998, when professional hockey first came to Southwest Florida, the pundits doubted whether it would ever be successful. How wrong they were! Next month, the Florida Everblades begin their 15th season here, returning to Germain Arena as the defending Kelly Cup Champions of the ECHL. In all 14 previous seasons, the Everblades qualified for postseason hockey, but last year was their first league championship a real surprise after finishing just third in the South Division with a regular season record of 39-26-7. The Everblades open the 2012-13 season October 12 against Orlando at Germain. Six of their first seven games will be on home ice, three against Orlando, two against Greenville and one versus South Carolina. Here is the early season home schedule: October 12, 13 and 19 Orlando October 24 and 26 South Carolina October 27 Greenville All games have 7:30 p.m. starts. It appears that Florida will begin the new season with a veteran roster with at least nine players returning from last seasons championship team. In addition, the team has signed defenseman Jeff Dimmen, who helped lead the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League to the teams first Calder Cup Championship. Already in the fold for the Everblades are forwards Brandon MacLean, Brayden Irwin, Trevor Bruess, Leigh Salters, Mathieu Roy, Matt Marquardt and David Rutherford; defensemen Bobby Raymond, Sean Whitney, Taylor Ellington and Jeff Dimmen. Greg Poss returns for his third season as head coach, only the fourth head coach in the Florida franchises history. The Everblades also will face Orlando in a pair of pre-season games, on October 5 and 6 at Germain Arena. A scheduled pre-season game on October 2 at Germain between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League appears in jeopardy because of the NHL lockout after the leagues labor contract expired without an agreement. Tickets for all Everblades games can be purchased at the Germain Arena Box Office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000. CME Group Titleholders Tickets Now On Sale Tickets now are on sale for the November 12 to 18 CME Group Titleholders at TwinEagles in Naples, featuring the top women golfers in the world in the culminating event of the seasons LPGA tour. The tournament marks the return of womens professional golf to Southwest Florida for the first time in more than an decade. Competition will take place at the new Eagle Course in the TwinEagles golf complex. A variety of ticket packages are available starting as low as $25 for advance oneday gate admission. Tickets can be purchased online at www.cmegrouptitleholders. com or by calling 593-3900. Red Sox Deny Team Is For Sale As if the 2012 Boston Red Sox season wasnt a disaster enough, last week the team owner had to deny reports that the team was for sale. Fox Business reported that executives of Fenway Sports Group, owners of the franchise, were concerned with having the financial resources to run both the Red Sox and the Liverpool, England soccer team which it purchased in 2010. John Henry, principal owner, quickly refuted the story by saying The report is completely without foundation. SPORTS QUIZ 1. Jose Valverde set the record for the Detroit Tigers in 2011 with 49 consecutive saves. Who had held the franchise mark? 2. How many times did Juan Gonzalez have more home runs than walks in a season during his 17-year major-league career? 3. Who is the only college football coach to win a BCS title with two losses? 4. In 2009-10, Aaron Brooks set a Houston Rockets record with 209 3-point field goals made. Who held the old record? 5. How many Edmonton Oilers have won the Calder Trophy as the NHLs top rookie? 6. Name the last female before Danica Patrick in 2012 to secure the pole in NASCARs Nationwide Series? 7. How many times did Chris Evert reach the womens singles final at Wimbledon, and how many times did she win?1. Willie Hernandez had 32 straight saves in 1984. 2. Seven times. 3. LSUs Les Miles, in the 2007 season. 4. Rafer Alston, with 192 in the 2006-07 season. 5. No Oiler has ever won the award. 6. Shawna Robinson did it in 1994, when it was the Busch Grand National Series. 7. She was in 10 nals between 1973 and 1985, winning three. ANSWERS Buying, Selling or just want to chat...Talk to Chuck! Buying, Selling or just want to chat...Talk to Chuck! Outstanding Agent! Outstanding Results! Outstanding Agent! Outstanding Results! 2400 Palm Ridge Rd. 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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 $249,000 WWW.SANIBELTENNISPLACECONDO.COM WWW.SANIBELTENNISPLACECONDO.COMTennis Place C-35 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 $629,000 WWW.EASTROCKSDRIVEONSANIBEL.COM WWW.EASTROCKSDRIVEONSANIBEL.COM 673 East Rocks 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 $579,000 WWW.9319KINCAIDCOURT.COM WWW.9319KINCAIDCOURT.COM 9319 Kincaid CourtWWW.SANIBELISLANDWATERFRONTREALESTATE.COM 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... 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ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 201232 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My daughter has had an IEP for (related) speech services for two years. She is making some progress but she is still struggling, in my opinion. We just had her IEP meeting and the school voted to discontinue her speech services. Can they just ignore me and outvote me? Brittany S., Charlotte, Florida Brittany, IEP decisions are complex and can often be problematic. Parents frequently feel isolated in IEP meetings and overwhelmed with the jumble of acronyms used as well as the unfamiliar educational jargon that may be present in many of the documents. The goal of any IEP is for parents and the school to work collaboratively for the best interests of the child and for the school to insure that the child is receiving FAPE, a free and appropriate education as required by law. Parents are equal participants in making decisions about their childs special education program and what seems to have happened to you does not appear to be consistent with the law about parental participation. It is clear in the law that, parents are considered equal partners with school personnel in making these decisions, and the IEP team must consider the parents concerns and the information that they provide regarding their child in developing, reviewing, and revising IEPs (Secs. 300.343(c)(iii) and 300.346(a)(1) and (b)). According to federal law, IDEA 1997, Appendix A: The IEP team should work toward consensus, but the public agency has ultimate responsibility to ensure that the IEP includes the services that the child needs in order to receive FAPE. It is not appropriate to make IEP decisions based upon a majority vote. Every effort should be made to resolve differences between parents and school staff through voluntary mediation or some other informal step, without resort to a due process hearing. The law further states, If the team cannot reach consensus, the public agency must provide the parents [FR Page 12474] with prior written notice of the agencys proposals or refusals, or both, regarding the childs educational program, and the parents have the right to seek resolution of any disagreements by initiating an impartial due process hearing. While there is a great deal of edujargon in the law as well, it is clear that you do have some options as provided by law. I suggest that you ask for another IEP meeting to review the reasons why the school thinks your daughters speech services should be discontinued. Make sure to bring someone with you to the meeting, preferably someone who has some background in special education services. It s always better to have support in emotional situations. You may also want to tape-record the meeting so you can make sure that you have understood everything. If you do not reach a consensus with the team, the next step would be to call the State Department of Education to discuss this disagreement. They may want to send a mediator to help resolve the problem or they may advise you to pursue other options at no cost to the parent. A wonderful website where you can learn more about special education is www.wrightslaw.com. I recommend it highly. 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. Wherry Joins Progressive Builders StaffDavid Wherry has joined Progressive Builders, Inc. in the newly created position of production coordinator. He is originally from Saint Marys, West Virginia and holds a business degree from West Virginia University. Wherry relocated to Fort Myers in 2003 to work in the PGA golfing apprentice program at gated communities before he started Scrubbers Cleaning Company six years ago. In his new role, Wherry is in charge of business development and supervising projects to retain high customer satisfaction as the company expands. His work primarily focuses on project planning and scheduling, communications with subcontractors, clients and suppliers, purchasing, cost management, quality assurance, record keeping and risk management. Progressive Builders is a licensed, professional design/build home remodeling company that was formed by Michael Spreckelmeier in 1989, serving residential customers throughout Southwest Florida. Typical projects include indoor and outdoor kitchens, baths, media rooms, entertainment areas, pools and spas, and whole house remodels. Progressive Builders and all its key personnel are certified by NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry), ensuring compliance with its high standards in workmanship, reputation, integrity, materials, and equipment. They are located at 12721 Metro Parkway, Suite 2 in Fort Myers. For more information, visit www. ProgressiveBuilders.com or call 9395411. Generatorsby Bryan HayesWhen were in the middle of storm season, we usually notice an increased demand for generators. When a storm approaches, everyone rushes to get one, but I suggest preparing in advance and thinking about what you actually want to achieve by purchasing one. Generators are a nice luxury to have, because as we all know, power interruptions can happen any time of year with some of the storms we get here in Southwest Florida. First of all, determine what you need it to power in your home a fridge, extra freezer, medical equipment, cooling systems, etc. This will help narrow your focus and determine what type and size is best for your needs. Since generators vary in size and power, they can be either portable or stand-alone. Portable generators require you to constantly add fuel to them, manually connect the items you want it to power and cant handle a large amount of equipment. Stand-alone generators have a direct source that powers them usually propane or gas. They are also wired to switch on automatically once the power goes. Naturally, these can cost more to purchase and install, but the value in having a peace of mind can easily outweigh the cost. If youre considering purchasing, or have purchased a manual one and arent sure how to wire it, I recommend consulting with your electrician before operating them. The stand-alone units require quite a bit more work and should definitely be installed by a qualified service provider. The City of Sanibel also has specific permitting requirements for installing standalone generators. And last but not least, you should never operate stand-alone or portable generators without first understanding the safety procedures. You can visit www. lcec.net to learn all about the portable electric generator safety tips. 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. 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 To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


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ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 201234 Anyone who has ever had a computer course has been taught the adage garbage in garbage out. This refers to the fact that while computers do amazing things, if the programmer enters incorrect information then the result will be incorrect. Even with better and better logic based programming, a computer chip doesnt replace the human mind. Most clients suspect that attorneys use word processing and software programs to draft their wills, trusts and related legal documents. Certainly thats true at least it is in my office. We use a sophisticated document drafting platform designed specifically for estate and trust attorneys. Most other good estate planning attorneys that I know of use similar software. So does this mean that all most attorneys do is punch a button when creating legal documents? While you might view my answer as self-serving, that couldnt be further from the truth. Once the documents are drafted using the software protocol, we often have to refine the product with post assembly changes that are necessary to meet an individual clients situation. Further, the programs require us to enter an enormous amount of information and answer various prompts which will be different for each individual client based upon their unique profile. So as you might suspect, if one simply relies upon forms generated from computer programs to tackle a variety of different situations then youll fall into the garbage in garbage out problem that belies computer programmers. A person whose estate is comprised of valuable real estate assets should have documents that have very different provisions than someone whose estate value consists mostly of IRA and 401(k) accounts. A person who is raising minor children should have a will and trust that reads differently than another person who has adult children and grandchildren. A different type of estate plan is warranted for a married couple in their second marriage with children from prior marriages than that of a long-term first marriage with children only from that marriage. No two estate plans are the same. Be careful when you get advice from friends and relatives, because if you dont know everything about their own personal and financial situation, then you cant reasonably compare your plan to theirs. What about those computer programs such as Legalzoom that are easily found on the internet? Do they do a good job? Again, the garbage in and garbage out rule applies, except here you would be the one making the decisions and answering the questions. I advise any person who asks about these web sites the same thing that I would tell someone who creates their own internet based tax return. That advice is this: In order for these programs to do an effective job, they ask a multitude of questions. Many of the questions are basic, such as those that ask your name, address and phone number. But other questions arent so easy to answer without some base legal or tax knowledge. Unless you know how to properly answer all of the questions that are asked, the product of a self-created will or a selfcreated tax return using a software program can be dangerously inaccurate. In order to make my point, assume that you are creating your own will and a question asks you if you want your daughter Sally to be a beneficiary of your estate. You answer Yes. It then asks you how much of your estate you want Sally to have. You know that you have already made Sally a named party on your brokerage account that has $200,000 in it under a Transfer on Death (TOD) designation. But you want your son Allen to receive 50% of everything that you own at your death. So you tell the computer program that you want Sally to get 50 percent of your estate and Allen to get 50 percent of your estate. Consequently, the will that the program generates reads 50/50 to Sally and Allen. Is that going to be the end result? Sadly, no. Why? Because Sally is going to get the $200,000 brokerage account outside of the will since it has a TOD designation. Everything else would then be split 50/50. This isnt what you wanted. You wanted the TOD account to count towards Sallys share. You would need to add extra language inside of your will to account for that. The computer program couldnt pick this up since it doesnt know how you own all of your assets. Even if the program asks you how you own your assets, unless you know the difference between a joint account and a TOD account, you will have put garbage into the system and therefore the will that comes out is garbage. When this happens, the legal and tax costs of fixing the problems are often enormous, since it is much more difficult to undo a mistake than it is to do it right the first time. I could go on with a multitude of other examples. There are different consequences both estate and income tax wise regarding the formulas that a program uses use to consume your federal and state tax exemptions. One formula could result in no tax while another formula triggers a lot of tax. Legal differences exist as to how the same words in a will effect adopted children, as opposed to those that are step-children. Business owners who have Subchapter S corporations need yet other provisions to avert income tax problems at death. The list of caveats goes on and on. While you might save money in the short run creating your own legal documents, unless you are confident that you have sufficient knowledge and expertise not to put garbage into the system, the money you save creating your own documents using internet programs might easily be outweighed by the legal and tax costs of undoing problems created later. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Will PowerGarbage In, Garbage Outby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA Choosing e Right Insurance Agent Makes All e Di erence mmeek@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.Superior InteriorsPeaceful Outdoor Sanctuariesby Jeanie TinchAs our patios and porches are becoming more sophisticated and refined, todays homeowners are driven to find peaceful sanctuaries as a prescription for their stressful lives. Creating your perfect outdoor space will be the result of the successful combination of many design elements landscaping, stonework, carpentry, furnishings, lighting and accessories. Careful pre-planning will be the key to the creation of your personal sanctuary, so begin with creating your personal wish list. You may be amazed at how long this list might become! Think about incorporating your yearround needs. Do you frequently entertain outdoors? Do you spend time outdoors in the evenings simply relaxing? Is an outdoor grilling season a year-round requirement for you? Do you enjoy planning simple family meals outdoors? Once youve accessed your needs, then planning your outdoor space becomes much easier. Think about incorporating these simple ideas: Comfortable Furniture This should be most important element in your design. Todays outdoor furnishings have been manufactured to withstand all that Mother Nature can bestow. The age of folding, vinyl strapped furniture is definitely now obsolete. Many furniture pieces of today look identical to indoor furniture, but have been constructed and designed to stand up to all the outdoor elements. Fabulous Fabrics The biggest name in outdoor fabrics today is Sunbrella. This companys collection of fabrics. is colorful, design oriented, and totally durable. Sunbrella features gorgeous fabrics manufactured to resist fading from ultraviolet rays, mildewing from damp conditions, and odor absorption. It is just the ultimate outdoor upholstery or drapery fabric that will be used and enjoyed by your family for years. Let There Be Light! Be sure to consider incorporating various types of lighting in your outdoor space design, just as you would inside your home. Landscape lighting, overhead lighting, ceiling fans, sconces and decorative side table lighting are all great ideas. Develop a creative lighting plan to help you create a space with increased ambiance and functionality. Remember to create a space that is perfect for you and your needs. This is a space where memories will be made so please consider it an important investment, both financially and emotionally. Jeanie Tinch is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at jeanie@decden.net. Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


35 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 A Touch of Tuscanyat La Giocanda in Cashiers, North Carolina Wonderfully Priced at $799,000! August Top Sales ProducersJohn R. Wood Island Real Estate Inc. announced their top producers for the month of August: For Top Pending Sales Mike Newes and Pat Messerich Top Marketing Associates Phaidra McDermott Top Closed Sales Melissa Richards Top ProducersVIP announces its top producers for the month of August. The Karen Bell Team was recognized as top sales team. Rose Dakos was recognized as top sales agent. Lomano, Nicholson and Associates were recognized as top producing team and top listing team. Robin Humphrey and Martha Smith were recognized as top listing agents David Schuldenfrei was recognized as top producing agent. Mike Newes and Pat Messerich Phaidra McDermott Melissa Richards Karen Bell Rose Dakos David Schuldenfrei Lomano, Nicholson and Associates Robin Humphrey and Martha SmithTop AssociatesRE/MAX of the Islands announced that Jeanne Risher was the most productive sales associate and Bruce Cochrane was the top marketing associate at the office during the month of August. Bruce Cochrane Jeanne Risher Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 201236 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 wife and I are very elderly, and we have many conditions that could be troublesome but with good medical care we are enjoying our lives. We moved into a nice apartment complex with many caring neighbors around us. One thing we dont like these caring neighbors are always giving us medical advice. Their friends died with the same condition we have, or their friends are bedridden with the same illness we have, or a friend had to have a leg amputated because of my problem. What do we say to shut them up? Malcom Dear Malcom, I do not know why people are so thoughtless with their remarks. Years ago while I was working in hospitals, I would hear what visitors said to patients and I was appalled. A person struggling to live would be told how terrible they looked and the visitor would suggest to them that they should just get another doctor. A dying patient would be told Your color is terrible, why are you so yellow? In an apartment where you live, you want to keep friends. I suggest when you hear a remark, you immediately say, My doctor is great, he/she is doing a fine job and I am satisfied with my care. Then, try to talk about the floods or the money system in China. Lizzie Dear Malcom, Lizzie makes a great point. Living in a community setting, you will always bump into your advisors and certainly you want to maintain a friendship with them. So, your situation requires diplomacy. Having a pat, well-rehearsed comment on the tip of your tongue should work well: Bill thanks you so much for your concern. My physician knows all about it. Have you seen any new movies lately? Being kind but redirecting the focus of your advisors helps keep them friendly but out of your personal business. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: I know you write a lot about stress and what to do to lower it. My question is could stress be causing my belly fat? If so, what can I do because I am a normal size everywhere else?A: Stress most defiantly contributes to belly fat and here is why. The fightor-flight hormones send the body a message, basically telling it to hold onto additional padding. You stress levels may also be causing you to indulge more, as we tend to eat a lot out of emotion and food is most often our comfort. Often it is unconscious and you dont even know you are eating in excess and those calories can add up quickly if you are not aware. You want to do a couple of things: 1. lower your stress levels and 2. become a mindful eater. One of the main reasons it is so difficult to burn off the fat around your middle is because of stress. I would recommend you stay away from diet pills, rather get on a stress management program to help you set healthy goals that include healthy nutrition and exercise. Try some meditation and enjoy a good laugh every day. Spend at least 15 minutes every night relaxing. It can be a bubble bath, or listening to quiet music or perhaps sitting still in a quiet room. Once your stress level drops, you should see a change in your belly fat. Isabella Rasi 239-246-47161101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 ENGEL & VLKERS Excellence in Real Estate A step above! International Client Base 600 Shops Worldwide Multi-Lingual Staff Your success is my aim. 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 MUSIC LESSONSJennifer ValiquettePrivate Instruction on Piano, Saxophone, & Flute Sanibel and Fort MyersPhone: 239-989-7799 Web: wwww.sanibelschoolofmusic.weebly.com To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


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ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 201238 deaRPharmacistNew JAMA Study Bakes Fish Oils Dont Believe It!by Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I just heard about the new study that says fish oil supplements dont prevent heart attacks, and may not help us. Should I keep taking fish oils? S.S., Chicago, Illinois Yes, if theyre high-quality. The study wasnt a study at all, it was a meta-analysis, which means researchers examine results from a bunch of trials and draw their own conclusions based on the collective data. The meta-analysis you refer to appeared in the September 2012 issue of JAMA and included 68,000 participants in 20 different studies that covered a time frame 24 years. I have some problems with their opinion that fish oils are fairly worthless. The research I know of suggests strong benefits to the heart and arteries when you take high-quality fish oils. These are my problems with the JAMA article: 1. The researchers only reviewed 20 studies, but there are thousands that suggest cardiovascular protection by fish oils, particularly the EPA and DHA components. Youre not going getting the full picture from 20 studies. 2. How much fish oil was used? Most people were taking 1,000mg per day, but you need about 2,000 mg per day (total daily dose of EPA and DHA) to truly impact coronary heart disease. We come up therapeutically short! What about the ratio of EPA to DHA; ideally, Id like it to be 3:2; for example, 600mg of EPA to 400mg DHA is a 3:2 ratio. 3. The looked at chronically ill people who had serious conditions, like they had already suffered a heart attack and stroke, not folks taking it for prevention. Fish oils are not intended to prevent heart attack or stroke. Plus, its super hard to prevent more health catastrophes, once youve had one. Feeling skewed? 4. What about the medications these folks were taking? The participants were taking all sorts of blood pressure pills and diuretics, most of which just so happen to be drug muggers of magnesium! Do you realize that serious uncorrected magnesium deficiency can cause a heart attack, no matter how much fish oil you take! To me, this is a huge gap in their premature conclusion. 5. What about Gamma Linolenic Acid or GLA status? When you take fish oils, an omega 3 fatty acid, you have to also supplement with GLA (an omega 6 fatty acid) because high doses of fish oils will cause drug mugging of GLA. For example, if you take 1,000 mg of fish oil (EPA and DHA totaled together), you need 500mg GLA at the same time. Evening primrose oil supplements can provide this GLA. This is important because GLA deficiency can increase your tendency to form clots (bad). GLA is known to protect the heart, without adequate amounts, you could suffer cardiac consequences, and this was not even addressed. Even the American Heart Association approves of fish oils for heart health. Think smart and dont be fooled by a single study intended to sway you away from decades of positive research. 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. Voted Best Pharmacy on the Island 5 years in a row!ISLAND PHARMACY Over 9,000 Insurances Accepted and All Medicare D We carry nebulizers, crutches, wound care 239-472-6188Every Day Items Also! We specialize in Customer Satisfaction Caring for you and about you2330 Palm Ridge Rd, Unit 12 Sanibel Island, FL 33957Fax 239-472-6144 Bite and Itch LotionSmall Store Feel, National Chain Periwinkle Way Palm Ridge Road Periwinkle Way Pharmacists Reggie Mathai and Burl Sizemore Pharmacists Reggie Mathai and Burl Sizemore TM/MC Heath MartPHARMACY JD Powers Award In the Palm Ridge Plaza In the Palm Ridge Plaza Indispensable Advice from Dr. Dave Get your copy of Dr. Daves Book at Sanibel Island Books and Gifts,1571 Periwinkle Way 472-5223 PHYSICAL THERAPYOne-on-One Treatment with Experienced and Licensed Physical TherapistsMASSAGE THERAPYDeep Tissue, Relaxa on, Swedish and Medical Massage with Experienced and Licensed Massage TherapistsINDIVIDUAL PILATES TRAININGPrivate Sessions in our Sto Pilates Studio with Cer ed Pilates Instructor/Physical Therapist Joint and Muscle Pain Joint Surgery/Injury Arthri s Dizziness and Ver go Balance Problems Orthopedics Neurological Condi ons LymphedemaCALL FOR OUR MASSAGE AND PILATES SPECIAL SUMMER RATES! 239-395-5858 www.islandtherapycenter.com Visit us in Sanibel Square, 2242 Periwinkle Way Islander Owned and Operated, Medicare Participating Providers To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


39 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 Dr. DaveSmoking Benefitsby Dr. Dave HepburnSome feel that smoking is detrimental. Hogwash! Frankly, I can think of many reasons that smoking benefits both the smoker and society in general. Society 1. Smoking helps rid the world of solid toxic substances like toluenes, benzenes and formaldehyde. By creating a wee burning toxic waste dump each time a fag is lit up, some 3,000 solid poisons are converted into gas and thoughtfully removed from the environment and deposited into the smokers lungs. This may save our landfills. 2. Cancer research would come to a grinding halt if everyone stopped smoking. White mice would overrun labs, mad scientists would go completely sane and start cloning Dolly Partons instead of sheep. Pocket protector factories would shut down. 3. Smoking keeps new doctors well trained. If not for smokers, young doctors would see far less pathology, lose their interest in medicine, would quit and end up retraining in a job trapping white mice. 4. A boon to Botox and beauty. While smokers convert their skin from baby-butt smooth to Shar Pei level, facial rejuvenation and teeth whitening industries thrive. 5. Decrease the overpopulation. It has been calculated that each cigarette smoked shortens life by 11 minutes. An average smoker loses 6.5 years of life, whatever that has become. Smokers 1. Catch less communicable diseases. People carry germs. Due to the distinkt aroma of a smokers breath, hair, pores and overalls, few people get close enough to a smoker to transmit germs. 2. Bask in a plethora of spectral splendour as they exude a cornucopia of colour. Green sputum in the morning, a lovely yellow tinge to teeth and fingers glistening in the noonday sun, and how about the brilliant red urine from bladder cancer that only a smoker can produce. 3. Give off that cool James Dean look, the current James Dean. 4. Enjoy an excellent weight loss program. With a smokers taste buds rendered as useless as tofu at a hockey game, food tastes like cardboard and weight is dropped. Failing that, Virginia Slims and cancer have teamed up to dissolve those pounds away. 5. Feel less guilty about missing bike to work week. While observing a cyclist in a three piece suit and a briefcase pedaling to his cubicle, many folks would feel inspired if not guilty about not doing the same. The smoker, however, puffing and gasping just reaching for a lighter, resists engaging in potentially harmful vigorous exercise. Able to demonstrate that famous willpower theyre known for, they declare firmly Im not even tempted. 6. Learn to perfect an exotic Asian dialect by reaching down deep into the guttural diaphragm to dislodge mucous plugs prior to expectorating. 7. Dont end up inside hospitals. You have to go outside hospitals to smoke. Those walking by are inspired if not tempted by this lifestyle. Hey, maybe we could get in here too. Get our own TV, food served right to your bed and attractive nurses with cool drugs just a button away. 8. Are trend setters in the world of fashion. Oh yes, Evan, I just love this. A delightful new fall fashion, Pierre Cardin oxygen bottles in a scintillating chiffon carrier with matching accessory tubes wrapped around the face. Note those two gorgeous prongs rammed up the nostrils. And who wouldnt look twice at that stunning hole in your throat with a revealing metal tracheostomy. 9. Get the best views at any restaurant. In fact, nowadays they get to sit out in the view. 10. Always have a light with them. Shhhhh. Hey Bob, light up that Bic and lets see if this really was James Deans coffin. 11.Are wonderful role models to our youth. Hey, you thought that kids only smoked to get the neat cough with matching stained fingernails? NO! They want to be a grown up, mature and in control... like you. 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. 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. Let Our Family ... Take Care of Your FamilyMedical Care Close to Home In South Fort Myers OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY 9021 Park Ro y al Drive Fort M y ers 239.432.5858FAMILY PRACTICE/INTERNAL MEDICINE 6 1 60 Winkler Road Fort Myers 239.482.1010FAMILY PRACTICE 7780 C ambridge Manor Place Fort Myers 239.275.6778FAMILY PRACTICE 9021 Park Ro y al Drive Fort M y ers 239.267.0914PEDIATRICS 9350 Camelot Drive Fort Myers 239.481.5437 A cce p tin g new p atients. Medicare and most insurances acce p ted. Book y our a pp ointment toda y online:


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Call on this rare offering Rentals Bi-weekly, monthly or Seasonal 239-633-9396 or DSears2007@aol.com NS 8/24 CC 10/12 NS 9/7 BM TFN For Sale1536 Bunting Ln Sanibel Beautifully kept, furnished, 3 br home in quiet, private neighborhood. Split oor plan, large screened porch with tranquil wooded view. GREAT PRICE!!! $433,500 2294 Wulfert Rd Sanibel Spacious 3650ft home in the Sanctuary with great views and amenities. SOLD BY THE MORAN REALTY GROUP Robyn & Robb Moran(239) 728-1971John Gee & Company Realtors PRICE REDUCED SOLDCOMPANION 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.RS 10/3 BM TFN HELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047NS 11/13 NC TFN SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RR 5/18 BM TFN HOUSE CAREWhile you are away by retired architect, Sanibel resident. Call 395-1649.RS 11/13 NC TFN WORK WANTEDLPN available for home care, nursing, appointments, medications, meal preparation. Live in possible. References available upon request. Call 207-350-9410NS 9/7 CC 9/21 ANNUAL RENTALQuaint 2/1 available in duplex on canal. Schooner on east end of island. W/D $1,400/month. Pets okay. Call 239-728-1920.RS 9/7 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTAL2/2 UF with Den. On canal, East End of Sanibel. W/D, boat dock, deeded beach access, covered parking. $1,700/month. Sorry, no pets. Call 239-728-1920.RS 9/7 CC TFN ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTGrowing Sanibel Real Estate Company seeks a friendly, want to stay busy person that can help us make a difference. Saturday hours and occasionally needed during the week. Call Jay Richter 472-2411. NS 8/10 CC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000 RS 4/6 NC TFN LOVE TO BEAD?Salesperson needed Mondays 11-5 p.m. Basic jewelry-making experience a must. Apply in person. Please bring nished samples. Sanibel Bead Shop. 1101 Periwinkle Way. Open Mon-Sat. 11-5 pm.NS 9/14 CC TFN HOME HEALTH AIDESWFL home health aide serving Sanibel, errands, doctor appts, cooking, cleaning, pet care, companionship for you or loved ones. Email Leslie lifeisgood3303@gmail.com RS 9/21 PC 9/21 RS 9/14 NC 9/28 HELP WANTEDIsland Home Furnishings Store Seeks A P/T Retail Sales Assistant. Friendly, Well Spoken, Energetic Person For Sales, Store Upkeep, Display, Stock and Inventory. Some Saturdays A Must. Email Resume to mysanibelresume@gmail.com.NS 9/21 CC 9/28 HELP WANTEDIsland Retail Store seeks P/T Bookkeeper to handle invoicing, data entry, phones and general of ce organization. Must have experience with Quickbooks/MS Word/ Excel. Prefer MWF. Email resume to mysanibelresume@gmail.com.NS 9/21 CC 9/28 HELP WANTEDJerrys of Sanibel is now accepting applications for the following positions. Part time Wait Staff and Deli days and nights. If you are interested come in and ask for Mark or Tami or call 472-9300. NS 9/21 BM 9/28


ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED TO BUY FOR SALE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY 45 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS S b tb InfrSfNn.b S b tb InfrSfNn.b fr bf tb r fr bf tb r Lfn fb tb f nfnn b bftbff b : C 395-1213 bf Infr, b 415-7732 Abf t R.LESS THAN $6 PER WEEK! CIRCULATION CIRCULATIONLink Up With The Best Community Newspapers in the Area! Our Circulation Is NOW Worldwide! CASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280 RS 9/7 CC 9/28 CHARMING SANIBEL COTTAGEOn Conservation Property, Quiet Neighborhood. 1 Bd/1 B, Screened Porch, Sundeck, W/D, Covered Parking, $1,280/Month, Includes Yard Maintenance; First, Last and Security. Call 917-669-3676. RS 9/21 CC 9/21 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 ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBEL472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/OwnerServing The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975 RS 9/7 BM TFN GULF FRONT Gorgeous, professionally decorated 2 bedroom/2 bath + den, condo. Gulf Front plus pool, & tennis. Call on this rare condo. Offering. $4,000/mo. DUNES On a quiet road, offering 3 bedrooms/3 baths +den, plus garage and storage. Newer carpet & paint. UF $2,500/mo. LAKE FRONT This updated 2 bedroom/2.5 bath Townhouse is available furnished or UF. All appliances, gorgeous serene views, covered parking, walk to stores. Call to view this property. $1,500/mo. WALK TO BEACH This 2 bedroom/2 bath private home has lots of Island character. Wood oors, replace, Located on a large private lot. $1,500/mo.RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311RS 3/30 BM TFN LOAN NEEDEDLOAN NEEDED $100,000 10% interest 5 years Needed to payoff existing debt Are you tired of your money making little to no interest? This loan can make you money and help my family. Call Joe 609-618-2739 to hear the details of my situation. NS 9/14 CC 10/05 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION ESTATE SALE 28TH 29THqueen bed, sofa bed, chests, TV stand, furnture, fridge, bikes, household goods, garden accessories, CHATEAUX SUR MER WATCH for further instructions!! NS 9/21 CC 9/28 Jan 1, 2013 Cap gains Tax increase21.2% Long Term Cap Gains 40.8% Short Term Cap Gains2012 Tax Rate at 15% Reinvest with tax deductions & high income Buyfreight transport equipment $9,750 100% tax deduction Secured contractual income 13.5%800-588-4143americansynergycapital.com RS 9/21 CC 9/21 IMPORTANT TAX ALERT! TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: IslandSunNews.comCLICK ONPLACE CLASSIFIED


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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3744 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 46 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 Hello, my name is Bing and I am a 3-yearold male reddish brown doberman/labrador retriever mix. I may not be a crooner like Bing Crosby, but I have an easy going personality like my namesake. When we meet, I will offer you my paw to shake because I like to show my good manners. You will see right away what a sweet handsome boy I am. During Animal Services Back To School Adoption Special, you can draw a coupon for $20 to $50 off my regular adoption fee of $75. Hi, my name is Shania and I am a 2-year-old spayed female black and white domestic short hair. Ive been at the shelter over six months waiting to find a new family. Im really a laid-back little kitty and irresistibly cute. My favorite things are hanging out with folks and other felines and listening to country music. During Animal Services Back To School Adoption Special, you can draw a coupon for $20 to $50 off my regular adoption fee of $50. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Shania ID# 530798 Bing ID# 544149 photos by squaredogphoto.com Young Mother Cat Needs HomePAWS still needs donations and a home for a mother cat that was found, along with her kittens, in an abandoned apartment on Sanibel after their owner was evicted. The kittens have all been adopted. Mama cat is very sweet and loving, and is probably only one to two years old. She would make a wonderful pet for someone that prefers a kitty thats quite young, but not still in the kitten stage. PAWS had her combo tested, spayed, neutered, all shots, wormed, treated for fleas and totally checked out medically. If you can help, call PAWS volunteer Pam at 472-4823. Donations should be made payable to PAWS and mailed to PO Box 855, Sanibel, FL 33957. Mother cat




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 Visit our newest of ce location at Sundial Beach Resort 1451 Middle Gulf Drive 239/472-1478Serving the Islands Since 1975NEW LISTING: 134 FEET PERIWINKLE FRONTAGEVacant land ready to build. Located between Jacaranda restaurant and Huxters. Approximately 22444 square foot area or .54 acres. Impervious Area 10200 Sq. Ft. Approximately. Owner will consider build to suit. Sanibel Use Code Vacant Commercial. Numerous development possibilities. Visit Sanibel CODE OF ORDINANCES Sec. 126-491 For the many Permitted uses. Offered for $850,000 Contact George Kohlbrenner 239/565-8805.EAST END ISLAND LIVING AT ITS FINEST!This 3/2 pool home is located on a direct access canal and is truly a must see! This Island home features high ceilings, hardwood floors throughout, over sized kitchen with stainless appliances, upgraded fixtures, granite surfaces, pantry and center island with plenty of cupboard space. Home also has a wood burning fireplace for the cool Island nights, 2 stage A/C systems (5 and 3 ton) for the hot island days, fire pit area, 10 thousand pound boat lift, sparkling pool, deeded beach access and lush landscaping all situated on a private road. Take a leisurely stroll to the Sanibel Marina and enjoy the fresh seafood at Grandma Dots restaurant. Offered for $959,000 Contact Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/9947975 or Connie Walters Ms. Listr at 239/841-4540.BEACHWALK OF SANIBEL-LOT DWE SAVED THE BEST FOR LAST!!! This is the last building site in the Beachwalk Development, a large corner lot in a great near beach location bordered by a conversation area. Package includes a larger, upgraded 3 bedroom 2 bathroom floor plan with metal roof, concrete board siding and impact windows, granite countertops and raised wood panel cabinets. Offered for $795,000. Contact Ken Colter 239/851-1357 or Bob Berning 239/699-9597.BEST CAPTIVA GULF FRONT OPPORTUNITY IN YEARSPriced to sell at Land Value, this property offers you multiple options, renovate the existing 2 bedroom beachfront cottage and guest house,for great rental potential, or use the guest house while you build your beachfront Dream Home. You can always build an all new guest house and main house or just hold the property for future market appreciation. This property has an added feature, a 71-2 foot right of use access to Roosevelt Channel, so bring your kayak! Plans are available for a new main and Guest house or built to suite. Offered for $2,795,000. Contact George Kohlbrenner 239/565-8805.LOGGERHEAD CAY #583Amazing GULF VIEWS from this 3rd floor condo. This unit is FULLY FURNISHED and just steps away from the sandy white beaches. Loggerhead Cay is one of the Islands most popular condominium complexes as it has AMENITIES GALORE! Community grills, shuffleboard, tennis courts are just a few of the many amenities available. This unit is quiet and features an open floor plan. Offered for $549,000. Contact Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 or Connie Walters Ms. Listr at 239/841-4540. SOUTH SEAS BAYSIDE VILLAS #5136Renovated and updated, this 1 bedroom, 2 bath condo capitalizes on waterfront views across lush green foliage with eastern exposure. The great room combines the living, dining and kitchen maximizing for a feeling of spaciousness and great light. The kitchen includes granite countertops and white cabinetry. The master suite is updated with West Indies flair. This bay front condominium located in South Seas Island Resort. With the investors or vacation home in mind, this condominium offers a strong monthly income. The waters edge Bayside Villa community has under building parking, pool, spa, bbqs along with separate storage lockers. Welcome to the Islands! Offered for $280,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. LIVE ON THE BAY WITH BEACH ACCESS DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREETView encompasses a broad sweep of uninhabited, northern Sanibel Island and the broad channel leading out to Pine Island Sound. Landscaped grounds, gently curving driveway long enough for seclusion past palms, sea grapes to a circular drive. Spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bath located on the upper level offering privacy from the newly renovated living & dining rooms; screen enclosed round tower looks out to the large private pool & beyond a private sunning patio & boat dock. Offered for $1,799,999. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. SANIBEL HARBOUR YACHT CLUB Experience stress free boat ownership with a great dockaminium featuring 5 star restaurant, Concierge service, Deli and catering, unlimited boat launching, beach area with Tiki hut and BBQ grills, 24 hour security complete washdown and engine flush after each use.#259 $49,900 reduced!! #278 $24,900 Contact Marianne Stewart 239/560-6420 #159 $37,000 reduced! SUNDIAL G-201 Enjoy Gulf Views with your morning coffee! Very nicely appointed with king bed in the master suite, 2 full beds in the guest room and a pull out couch. Newer upgrades in the kitchen include, raised panel cabinetry, tray/crown moulding ceiling and solid surface counter tops with integrated sink. Offered for $539,000 Contact Brian Murty 239/565-1272.SUNDIAL SPECIAL LOGGERHEAD CAY #462 Updated, 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.SOMERSET AT THE REEF Enjoy the great view of the Gulf of Mexico. Beautifully maintained, large property. 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 an additional powder room. Available fully furnished and ready for you to move in. Offered for $1,225,000.00. Contact Linda Naton 239/691-5024.#5144For the early risers...enjoy the sunrise across the Sound. This end location offers additional side windows for the panoramic view. For the boaters...relax and enjoy the sailboats or other types pass by. For the naturalist...enjoy the enormous types of birds scoop up their last feeding. For the fisherman...abundance of fish with dolphin and manatee sightings! This 1 Bedroom, 2 Bath villa recently renovated with new living room furnishings, flat panel tvs, freshly painted and more. South Seas Island Resort offers a quiet refuge with secluded luxury, exclusive amenities, and abundant nature. Offered for $339,500 Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 201248