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: 09-28-2012
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sanibel (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Captiva (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Lee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Lee -- Sanibel
United States of America -- Florida -- Lee -- Captiva
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (July 2, 1993)-
General Note: "Sanibel and Captiva Islands."
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SEPTEMBER OCTOBER SUNRISE/SUNSET: 7:20 7:19 7:20 7:18 7:20 7:16 7:21 7:15 7:21 7:14 7:22 7:13 7:22 7:12 VOL. 20, NO. 14 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 28 29 30 1 2 3 4 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FT MYERS, FL PERMIT #5718 Postal Customer ECRWSS Read Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Island Runners Reflect On 10K Race 4 FISH Experienceby Jeff LysiakWhile there are still two weeks left until the 4th annual 10K Race 4 FISH, the main fundraising event for the island non-profit organization, runners from the Sanibel and Captiva community are already counting down until the starting gun. It is such a beautiful venue with wonderful scenery I think were gonna have five or six runners competing this year, said Mark Blust from Timbers Restaurant. And not only is it a great course to run, but part of the motivation is getting to help FISH. The 10K Race 4 FISH, held in conjunction with the Fort Myers Track Club, is expected to attract more than 400 runners this year. The race will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 13 at The Community House on Sanibel, and will once again follow a marked 10K circuit around the island, returning to The Community House for the finish line. Mead Johnson from Baileys General Store is another local runner who has competed in the race during previous years. The biggest plus of the race is that it does support FISH, said Johnson. And its convenient for the competitors that live right here on Sanibel. I think its great to be able to attract runners here, too.continued on page 19 Awaiting the start of the 10K Race 4 FISH in 2011Coast To Coast Expedition ChallengeSpectators and adventure racers will gather on Sunday, November 4 at the Sanibel Causeway to watch the departure of racers in the first-ever Coast To Coast Expedition Challenge, which will snake from Sanibel through the Everglades to end on Sunday, November 11 in Miami. The Paddle House, Race South Florida, Miami Rowing Club and the Volunteer Wilderness Alliance have joined to make possible The Paddle Houses Coast To Coast Expedition Challenge, a 240-mile self-sustained human-powered race featuring small non-motorized sailboats and paddlecraft. The route commemorates Juan Ponce de Leons discovery of Florida. Featuring historical, scenic and environmentally diverse eco-systems, the race will cover the route traversed by Ponce de Leons fleet in 1513. The start of the race happens during the Calusa Blueway Paddling Festivals closing afternoon on November 4. Racers will launch their boats at 2 p.m. from the Sanibel Causeway as they follow the historic route toward Cape Sable, entering the Everglades at Ponce de Leon Bay before crossing Whitewater Bay and heading to Florida Bay. Mandatory check-in stops are at continued on page 3 Course map of the 2012 CALUSUP Family Fun RaceCracker Fest Returning In NovemberThe 4th annual Sanibel-Captiva Cracker Festival, a one-of-a-kind event, returns to The Bait Box on Friday, November 2. The SanibelCaptiva Chapter of Solutions To Avoid continued on page 2


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 28, 20122 Opportunity to win a Lexus by making a hole-in-one Chance to win diamond pendant necklace designed by Congress Jewelers Golf and Dinner: $200 per person 5 p.m. Dinner only: $50 per personFor more info: Contact Paige Babcock at phbabcock@gmail.com Event will support Sanibel School Fund to provide funding for the Schools Foreign Language Program, technology, and other educational needs.Master Sponsor: Grand Sponsors: Congress Jewelers The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company The Sanctuary Golf Club Heidrick & Company Insurance Sea Horse Master SponsorThe Dunes Golf & Tennis ClubHelicopter Golf Ball Drop Sponsor:Cheeburger Cheeburger Platinum Sponsors: Associates in Dermatology L3 Beach Photo Law Ofces of Jason Maughan Matzaluna / Timbers & Sanibel Grill Kiwanis Foundation Gold Sponsors:B The McMurray & Nette Team John Naumann & Associates Organic Images Tropical Tradesmen p to Benet the Sanibel School Fund Saturday, October 6 12:30 p.m. shotgun start 4:30 p.m. helicopter ball dropSpecial treat: Golfers can partner with World Long Drive Champion David MobleyDavid Mobley Hortoons From page 1Cracker FestRed Tide, Inc. (START) is busily preparing a grand evening of dining, dancing to the music of to the music of Danny Morgan and The Apple Butter Band, and enjoying the extraordinary good company of friends and family. A live auction and raffles will add to the evenings enjoyment, with additional highlights to be announced. The laid-back atmosphere of the Cracker Fest celebrates Floridas cultural heritage while raising awareness and financial support for our START chapters mission in support of educational, scientific, and marine habitat/species preservation/restoration, and promotion of healthy beaches and waterways. Included in this years festivities will be an authentic Cracker Feast of Waynes wild pig and Ralphs fried and smoked mullet, along with all the trimmings including Esperanzas biscuits, scrumptious dessert, ice cold beer and wine. Cracker Fest will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 2 at The Bait Box property on Sanibel. Tickets are $100 per person, which will include admittance to the event, dinner, beer and wine, entertainment, a live auction and a complimentary raffle ticket. Admission to Cracker Fest is by reservation only and limited to the first 300 attendees. For tickets or more information, contact Jean Woodring at 284-6067 or send an email to sancapcrackerfest@yahoo. com. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


3 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 Star-Studded Service And Fun At Celebrity Island Dinner October 3For one night only, island celebrities trade in their star status for aprons and trays to serve dinner guests at The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museums annual Celebrity Island Dinner, which will be held from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3 at Traders Restaurant. The attendance was good last year, said Sandy Stilwell, a returning celebrity server and museum committee co-chair with Anne Joffe. Our goal is again to have a sold out crowd. Stilwell will be joined by 12 other celebrities including Ric Base, Karen Bell, Mark Blust, Sanibel Fire Chief Danny Duncan, Krista Fogelsong, Terry Igo, Anne Joffe, museum director Dr. Jos Leal, Clay Miller, John Naumann, Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane and Dan Schuyler. I will be pulling in some big tips, added Stilwell, who is also a returning celebrity, but wouldnt divulge her plan. Its top secret. Stilwell said there would be a little more wow at this years dinner, which raised more than $10,000 last year for the museum. October is a slow month, so its a winwin for Traders and the museum. Were gathering much-needed funds and teaching people how important the museum is for the community.continued on page 12 From left, Mark Blust, Sandy Stilwell, Terry Igo and Anne Joffe. All four earned donations for the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum during Celebrity Island Dinner 2011 From page 1ExpeditionChokoloskee and Flamingo. Here, paddlers have the advantage. Shallow waters and narrow passages present a special challenge to sailboats allowing paddlers an equalizing advantage on a common course. Facing challenges similar to those the fleet encountered, competitors will travel across Florida Bay to the upper keys before rejoining Ponce de Leons route past Santa Marta (now known as Key Biscayne) and their finish at Race South Floridas Warriors Challenge, a paddlesport race at the Miami Rowing Club on Virginia Key. The challenge must be completed in seven-days. Outside assistance is limited in scope. This is a self-sustained expedition challenge. Required checkpoint stops along the route and limited support. Competitors will be tracked, and spectators can follow their favorite racers via SPOT integrated tracking maps. In 2013, the race will be offered together with an expedition. The Viva Florida Expedition will be led by local guides offering local flavor and historical perspective. Participants are encouraged to complete the entire route but may join and leave at various segments throughout the route. The entire route will be covered in two-weeks and will be supported. The race and companion events the Calusa Blueway festival and Race South Floridas Warriors Challenge will showcase Floridas paddling and sailing opportunities from coast to coast, said event organizer Esther Alonso-Luft. Let the explorer inside you out for a modern-day adventure. Join us on the water or follow us from your computer or smartphone as we celebrate the discovery of Florida and the indomitable human spirit. Entry fee is $250 for first person and $100 for second in same boat. Racers are responsible for all equipment and supplies; pre-registration online at www. raceslf.com and click on registration. Racers must arrange for their own transportation to the start line. Vehicles may not be left on Causeway Island A overnight. The park and the Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival are part of Lee County Parks & Recreation. More race details are available online at www.raceslf. com, call Esther Alonso-Luft at 786307-3816 or send an email to events@ thepaddlehouse.com. People looking for a pre-festival race can join in the Imperial River Challenge on Saturday, October 27 in Bonita Springs as part of the annual RiverFest event. Go to www.cityofbonitasprings.org or call 949-6262. 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 TR LLBEADSTHE ORIGINAL SINCE 1976 A2012 COLLECTIONS b Atntf ErfnOCTOBER 6 7Hb Ctnb Stfrrn Eb Pb f rf f bf F.I.S.HSanibel Island Bookshop1571 Periwinkle Way | Sanibel FL 33957 | 239-472-5223 Every story has a bead


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 28, 20124 Lessons From The Storm Season So Farsubmitted by Ken and Kate Gooderham, ASBPA executive directorsCoastal weather events come in all shapes and sizes, as does the impact they have on the coast. Naturally, the two are correlated though not always in the way you might think. Size Matters A tightly wrapped, intense storm can do a lot of damage in a small area. But a broader, less windy storm that is slower moving can be even more destructive, by impacting a broader area with still punishing winds and a more significant storm surge and spiraling off storms bands that can include very heavy rainfall and even tornadoes. Then when it heads inland, the threat of flooding from a disintegrating storm puts the final touches on its power. So Does Duration A fast-moving storm hits and moves on. A slow-moving one just grinds away, piling on rainfall and erosive waves for hours and even days. A great example of the power of persistence was Tropical Storms Debby and Isaac earlier this year. Tropical Storm Debby never made it to hurricane strength but, by spinning away out in the Gulf of Mexico for more than two days, it scoured west Florida beaches in a way not seen in decades while its rainfall-driven flooding ended up causing just one less fatality than a far more intense storm (with twice the wind speed at peak) that sped through the same general area. Hurricane Isaac was a slow moving storm that sent torrential rains all through southern Louisiana. The impact of Isaac is still being tallied even at the time of this article. Category Is Just A Number, Not Necessarily An Indication Of Impact Hurricane Isaac barely crossed the 74 mph threshold before making landfall south of New Orleans, but it carried with it the storm surge of a much stronger storm. Why? It was large (if not well organized) and it had a couple of days to push water out ahead of it resulting in a surge that rivaled Hurricane Katrina in many places even if the wind was nowhere near as strong. It reminded the weather pros that focusing on a storms category can lead some to underestimate its true strength. What The Wind Cant Do, The Water Does Again, looking at Hurricane Isaac, nominal hurricane-force winds werent the issue here. Rather, it was the significant storm surge, the inundating rainfall and the very slow forward motion of the storm that made this system significant in terms of damage and destruction. Folks along the coast got sloshed with surge, while those inland had to cope with swollen rivers and overwhelmed dams. On wind alone, Isaac wasnt much add in the compounding catastrophe of deluge and duration, and it became a major storm event. The Storm Is Past, But The Damage Is Just Beginning Weve seen this phenomena a couple of times recently: Middling tropical storms bring maximum destruction when they drive far inland. Either their weakened winds are still potent enough to wreak havoc on a landscape unused to any such strength or abundant rainfall pushes rivers and streams into disastrous torrents. Irene devastated towns in the mortheast that hadnt seen storm rainfalls of this magnitude for decades. Debby combined flash floods with tornadoes to cut a swath through the Southeast. Isaac ripped into the Gulf Coast with a watery combination of surge and downpours, put thousands underwater or in the dark and, ultimately, brought much needed rainfall to the parched midwest. One Final Thought As surprising as these storms strength may have been, one thing that was no surprise was that pre-storm preparations and plans worked and made the storms more survivable. Coastal areas with wide beaches could withstand hours and days of battering waves because the beaches took the hit, not the upland properties and infrastructure. The billions of dollars spent to protect New Orleans post-Katrina withstood its first real test, and passed with flying colors. And in coastal areas threatened with serious inundation, the people who heeded the calls to evacuate were safe, while those who did not often put themselves and the first responders who had to go out in the midst of the storm to rescue them at real risk. For more information, go to www. asbpa.org, Facebook or www.twitter. com/asbpa. Top Ten Books On The Island1. Sanibel & Captiva: Our Islands In The Sun by Jim George and Jim Anderson 2. Theres A Secret On Sanibel by Karen Richards 3. Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda 4. Wisdom From Gift From The Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh 5. Unlikely Friendships by Jennifer Holland 6. Deep Shadow by Randy Wayne White 7. Brief History of Sanibel Island by Marya Repko 8. Gone by Randy Wayne White 9. Long Walk To Water by Linda Sue Park 10. Three Sunrises by Kristen Hartman Courtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop. 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. 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5 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 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 472-4300Captiva Community Panel To MeetThe Captiva Community Panel will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 7 beginning at 9 a.m. in one of the Cone Rooms in Chadwicks Square at South Seas Island Resort. This meeting is open to all interested islanders and the public. Among the agenda items: A workshop on How Code Enforcement Works, and How To Use It Effectively Bob Stewart and Ricky Roberts Soliciting public input on the panels agenda for the year ahead Status report on the Captiva Land Development Code review A Captiva Erosion Prevention District update A Hurricane Preparedness & Response Committee update Other matters as necessary Public participation is invited and encouraged. The next Captiva Community Panel meetings will tentatively be November 13 and December 11. Information and background documents are available online at www.captivacommunitypanel.com. Captiva Code Adopted In a 5-0 vote with no discussion, the Lee County Commission approved the amendment to the county Land Development Code as proposed by the panel for Captiva. The seven-day rental minimum language for the RSC-2 area was included, and the septic checkoff language for permit applications was modified as follows: Prior to the issuance of a development order, zoning or building permits for a new building or an addition or remodeling to convert existing space to living area, for properties that contain existing OSTDS, the applicant must provide written documentation indicating the approximate date the system was constructed and the last date the OSTDS was serviced or received a pumpout by a licensed septic contractor. We were told by staff that the reason the two-year timeframe proposed by the panel was eliminated was that it conflicted with state statutes. Planner Max Forgey offered the only public comment, and asked that should that statue ever change he hoped we could revisit this language. We will have to see what changes are likely in Tallahassee, as well as what county plans to write its own language regarding septic systems end up looking like. Nonetheless, this is a welcome and successful end to a three-year-plus process. Thanks to the panel for its perseverance and focus on crafting better language for the island, and to Forgey for shepherding it through a long and arduous process. We will update you on when these new regs will start to take effect at the next panel meeting on October 9. One of the Best Selections of Domestic and Imported Wines on the West CoastBest Liquor Selection on the IslandsSpecial Orders and Case Discounts Walk-in HumidorGreat Selection of Cigars and Accessories No need to leave the island... it's all right here!Bailey's Shopping Center (just right of the hardware store) Corner of Periwinkle and Tarpon Bay 472-1682Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m. 9 p.m. Sun. noon 7 p.m. Rosenblum Cellars Chardonnay Reg. $8.99 SALE $5.99 Sterling Vintners Collection Chardonnay $9.99 Stark Raving Red or White $11.99 (Tasting Saturday, September 29, 2-5 p.m.)Check out our Craft Beer Selection Mix a Six for $10.49!Smirnoff Vodka 1.75 ltr. $21.99 Bacardi Rum Superior or Gold 1.75 ltr. Reg. $27.99 SALE $25.99 Jose Cuervo Silver or Gold 1.75 ltr. Reg. $41.99 SALE $36.99THEYour One-Stop for WINE SPIRITS LIQUEURS CIGARS GIFT ITEMS YourOne-Stopfor GROG SHOP


6 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2012 Island Sun USPS 18: Bulk Rate permit paid for at Sanibel, Florida, 33957 Postmaster: Send change of address to Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957 Published every Friday for the people and visitors of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Distribution: 10,000 12,000 per week (seasonal). Mailed free to Sanibel and Captiva residents every Friday. Subscription prices: Third Class U.S. $50 one year, $25 six months (Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery). First Class U.S. $115 one year, six months $58 (Allow 3-5 days for delivery). Prices include state sales tax. Send subscription requests to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. The Island Sun will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 395-1213, or write to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. FAX number: (239) 395-2299. E-mail: press@islandsunnews.comRead Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.comContributing WritersKaren Bell Kimberley Berisford Don Brown Nick Brown Constance Clancy, ED.D. Suzy Cohen Marcia Feeney Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Shelley Greggs Bryan Hayes Dr. Dave Hepburn Craig R. Hersch Jane Vos Hogg Shirley Jewell Audrey Krienen Patricia Molloy Cindy Malszycki Marge Meek Capt. Matt Mitchell Bruce Neill, PhD Matt Oakley Ed ONeil Laura Zocki Puerto Gerri Reaves Ph.D. Di Saggau Jeanie Tinch PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER PRINTED WITH LOW-RUB, SOYBEAN INK Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel & Ken Rasi Advertising George Beleslin Stacy Osborn Graphic Arts & ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kris SeeReportersAnne Mitchell Jeff Lysiak by Anne MitchellWith the owners of a planned frozen yogurt shop in Baileys Shopping Center agreeing to all conditions imposed by city planners, the only real question left was, When will you open? Planning commissioner Chuck Ketteman said he was asking that question as a potential customer. Applicant Jeremy Kane replied that the goal was to open in time for Sanibels annual early December Luminary Trail, but certainly for the peak tourist season. The business, Zebra Frozen Yogurt, will occupy a 1,435-square-foot commercial unit in the center and will have 20 indoor seats as well as carryout service. It will also be eligible for some bonus outdoor seating. The space was recently occupied by KOR Island Provisions a furniture store and prior to that by the Sanibel Beauty Shop. Until a year ago, there was a frozen yogurt take-out store in Baileys Shopping Center. A city memo calls such a store a popular community benefit. Although the new yogurt shop will be larger, it remains consistent with the requirements for a conditional use permit, said Benjamin Popple, city planner. Zebra Frozen Yogurt will sell frozen yogurt and ice cream with accompanying toppings, smoothies, soft drinks and other hot and cold non-alcoholic beverages. Because it involves on-site food preparation, conditional use review and approval is required by the planning commission. Baileys Shopping Center operates under a PUD (planned unit development) agreement, having its own set of cityapproved rules. A review of parking by JMB Transportation Engineering indicates that Baileys has more than enough parking to meet its peak season demand, even with the new store. One possible stumbling block was that Baileys had to relocate its Tarpon Bay Road driveway to comply with an update to its master plan. Popple said, That permit has been issued. Kane thanked Planning Department director Jim Jordan for his assistance and courtesy in navigating the system. Shopping center owner Richard Johnson told the commissioners that for safety reasons, he was making bike path entries to the property. He added that in the interests of harmony, You wont find competing businesses in our center. You will find complementary businesses. The commission voted 7-0 for approval and agreed to sign off immediately, saving the applicant the usual formality of returning in two weeks time for the ordinance to be read. Doughnut Shop Hearing Is Oct. 9by Anne MitchellAn application for a new doughnut, coffee and sandwich restaurant with 40 seats will go before the Sanibel Planning Commission on Tuesday, October 9 at 9:10 a.m. JCKC LLC, the owner of a parcel at 1020 Periwinkle Way, east of The Lazy Flamingo, wants to convert an existing commercial building to a fast food restaurant. The change will involve various site improvements, according to the application. The building was formerly a real estate office. Maintenance Painting Of Toll PlazaLee County Facilities Services is scheduling intermittent lane closures at the Sanibel Toll Plaza for painting the toll structure beginning this week and continuing through Monday, October 8. During this period, one toll lane will be closed to traffic at the Sanibel Toll Plaza for routine preventative maintenance. Closing the toll lane allows the crew to safely and efficiently clean and then paint the overhead structure. Only a single lane will be done at any time to minimize the impact on traffic flow. It is estimated the work to take approximately two weeks. Please note that this schedule may change due to inclement weather or other unforeseen conditions. Please drive with care. Motorists should use caution and beware of personnel and equipment moving in and around the work zone. Mobile Mammogram ReturnsThe City of Sanibels Recreation Center will host the Radiology Regional Centers Mobile Mammo Coach from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, October 1. The Mobile Mammo Coach is a state of the art breast imaging clinic, providing full field digital mammography services. Most insurances are accepted and discounted selfpay pricing is available. According to estimates from the American Cancer Society, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. More importantly, with early detection, the survival rate for an early diagnosed breast cancer at five years is better than 97 percent. continued on page 13 Frozen Yogurt Store Request Gets Warm Reception Church Wants City Okay For Two More A/C Unitsby Anne MitchellThe newly expanded Sanibel Community Church wants to the city to allow for the installation of two additional air conditioning units adjacent to the new 630-seat sanctuary building. The church buildings are on an 8.1-acre parcel at 1740 Periwinkle Way, adjoining the Island Woods subdivision. The planning commission is slated to hear the application, submitted on behalf of the church by Ray Pavela, at 9:10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 9. Planning director Jim Jordan said the churchs original plans only showed three (air conditioning units), but they have installed five.


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ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 28, 20128 Center 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 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. 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. continued on page 46 Tahitian Gardens, Sanibel 239-395-5353www.SynergySportswear.com IN MEMORIAM IN MEMORIAMDAVID BENSONHey Sanibel, DAVID BENSON is 50 years ooooold!Born September 29, 1962 still living it up on September 29, 2012. Thats FIFTY years. You dont look a day over 39.HAPPY BIRTHDAY from the friends and family you left behind in Massachusetts. (239) 472-1111 (239) 472-1111 2330 Palm Ridge Rd. 2330 Palm Ridge Rd. Across from CVS Across from CVS SanBeautys@aol.com SanBeautys@aol.com www.SanibelBeautySalon.net www.SanibelBeautySalon.netSanibel Beauty SalonZip on in for 25% O your total retail purchase with coupon


9 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 Francis Bailey And Team Train For FISH 10KFISH (Friends In Service Here) of Sanibel has announced that Baileys General Store will take a Silver Sponsorship for the 4th annual 10K Race 4 FISH. The race will take place on Sanibel on Saturday, October 13. In preparation for the race, Francis Bailey and his Baileys FISH 10k team began training in earnest this week. Richard and Mead Johnson of Baileys General Store and Baileys Hardware, the historic full service grocery and hardware store on Sanibel, have been long-term supporters of FISH and the island community. They generously donate their time for events and fundraisers and assist in food drives for FISH. Mead Johnson also runs in the FISH 10k every year, along with several employees representing Baileys team at the event. Baileys General Store has always been one of our major supporters. We cannot thank them enough for all the time and resources that they have donated to us over the years, said Bill Fellows, president of FISH. We are proud to welcome them as one of our Silver Sponsors again, and of course, we are happy to welcome Mead as one of our runners again. The race will begin at 7:30 a.m. at The Community House and will once again follow a marked 10k circuit around the island, returning to The Community House for the finish line. There will also be a trade fair, which is aimed at the runners, their families and friends, as well as refreshment tables and water stations around the island for runners. The 10K Race 4 FISH is being held in conjunction with the Fort Myers Track Club and is expected to attract more than 400 runners this year. More than 40 island businesses and organizations sponsored the run in 2011, and over a 120 people volunteered to support and execute the event. The 10k is the main fundraising event for FISH this year; the organization hopes to raise a significant amount of money. Runners can download the entry form at http://fishofsanibel.com/fish-10k or http://ftmyerstrackclub.com/. Ed Ridlehoover (FISH 10K co-chair), Team Baileys Richard Johnson, Mead Johnson, Francis Bailey and June Bailey, Bailie Johnson Bob Tobicash and John Prior (FISH 10K co-chair) Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy & Pilates


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 28, 201210 Circle Of Excellence Award From The United Way Given To IslandersSanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane, his fellow council members and City of Sanibel employees received the Circle of Excellence Award from the United Way. The Circle of Excellence Award is the highest recognition award given by the United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades. Sanibel-Captiva residents and City of Sanibel employees contributed $307,288 to the 2011-12 United Way campaign. Sanibel-Captiva residents and businesses increased their giving to the United Way Campaign by 18 percent over the previous campaign. Campaign committee members who organized the volunteer effort include campaign chair Tony Lapi, and committee members Dick and Debbie Riley, Tom and Linda Uhler, Chauncey and Allison Goss, and Judith Zimomra. The combined total of the money raised for the United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades for the 2011-12 campaign was $8,035,146. Sanibel and Captiva residents gave generously when it was greatly needed, said Tony Lapi. I am very proud to present this award to Mayor Ruane, the council and employees of Sanibel and the residents of Sanibel and Captiva. This is a caring and generous community, and the money raised will help thousands of people in need in our area, including FISH of Sanibel and the Sanibel United Way House. Since the inception of United Way in 1957, more than $108 million has been raised in our community. All money raised in the United Way campaign stays in the local community to help support the local human service network. United Way partner agencies and initiatives like FISH of Sanibel, Alvin A Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, Childrens Advocacy Center, LARC and United Way 211 serve a diverse range of needs in our community such as nurturing children and youth, strengthening families, meeting critical needs such as helping the elderly and disabled live independently, and empowering communities by bringing health and human services to neighborhoods. In addition to raising funds for human service organizations in our community, the United Way promotes partnerships and collaborations among agencies and initiatives, helping them to work together focusing on issues and solutions that continue to improve lives. The United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades has been the way the community cares since it was established in 1957. For more information, call United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades at 433-2000 or visit www.unitedwaylee.org. Presentation of the United Way Circle of Excellence Award to Sanibel citizens, employees and city council members. From left is Dick Riley, Chauncey Goss, Mayor Kevin Ruane, Sanibel Captiva United Way Campaign Chair Tony Lapi, Linda Uhler and Tom Uhler Open for Dinner From 5 p.m. until Late Closed Sundays until Fall With Live Entertainment Thank you to all our loyal friends and great customers who have followed us from Bellini's to Riviera, Dolce Vita and now to Traditions on the Beach. Casual Beachfront Dining Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine 3111 West Gulf Drive, Sani bel. Call (239) 472-4559 Specializing in weddings, private parties and corporate events www.TraditionsOnTheBeach.com Winner of Best Fine Dining MUSIC LESSONSJennifer ValiquettePrivate Instruction on Piano, Saxophone, & Flute Sanibel and Fort MyersPhone: 239-989-7799 Web: wwww.sanibelschoolofmusic.weebly.com


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ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 28, 201212 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. From page 3Celebrity Island DinnerThe menu will include a choice of soup or salad (fresh seafood gumbo, feta and raspberry mixed green salad, or a classic Caesar salad); entre (shrimp linguini, parmesan-encrusted chicken, tropical-flavored grouper or peppercorn encrusted ribeye steak); and dessert (Key lime or peanut butter pie). The event begins with cocktails at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $55 per person, and all proceeds benefit The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum. This annual event guarantees to put the fun into fundraiser. You can also win one of many great raffle prizes from local hotels and merchants. Chris Workman will perform island music favorites. Reservations are required. To register, visit www.shellmuseum. org/events.cfm. If you have any questions, contact John Suau at jsuau@shellmuseum.org or call 395-2233. Happy 25th Anniversary to Toby Tolp and Steve Harrell! Steve and Toby were married on Kings Crown Lawn at South Seas Plantation on October 3, 1987. Heres to many more happy years! We love you! Love, Kasey and Brendan HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Toby Tolp and Steve Harrell 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 BarOutside 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 OYSTERS $1During Sunday & Monday Night Football 8 pm.m 10 p.m. Half-time raffles FISH HAPPENS! FISH HAPPENS!Snapper Grouper Tuna Salmon Sea Bass Mahi 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 www.captivaholidayvillage.com


13 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 Community Chorus Ramps Up For SeasonThe Community Chorus, led by Steve Cramer, resumes practice on October 16 and meets on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at BIG ARTS, located at 900 Dunlop Road. The Community Band resumes rehearsals on October 22, and practices Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at St. Michael & All Angels Church, located at 2304 Periwinkle Way. No auditions are required for the band or chorus, and all are welcome to join. Rehearsals run weekly from October through April. The Community Chorus is scheduled to perform on Sanibel at BaileyFest, the Thanksgiving celebration at The Community House, Art Fair, a Sanibel Bike Club meeting, and both Sanibel and Captiva Luminary nights. The Community Chorus Holiday Concert will be held 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 6 at BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall. They plan to sing holiday favorites, including a Christmas On Broadway medley, and selections from Handels Messiah. They will also perform Winter Wonderland, Hanukkah Night, and Let It Ring, Let It Swing, Let It Snow. Tickets are $10 for general admission, with children 17 and under free with an adult. BIG ARTS Workshops are sponsored by Sony Corporation of America. For further information about Chorus, workshops and events at BIG ARTS, or to become a member, stop by BIG ARTS, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www. BIGARTS.org. Members of the Community Chorus, under the direction of Steve Cramer Waverunners-Parasailing-Yamaha Scooters-Bicycles-Beach Chairs & Umbrellas-Sailboats Skimboards-SUPs-Golf Carts-Banana Boat Rides-Scoot Coupes-Cayo Costa WR Tours No-See-Um Repellent-Sunglasses-Freestyle & Momentum Watches-YOLO Gear-GoPro HD Sector 9-Arbor-Kahuna-Dregs-Gravity & Krown Longboards-Kahuna Big Stick-Beach Accessories-Indo Boards-Slackline-Kids Cl othing-Waboba-Zap Skimboards-Cool Hats YOLO Watersports, Inc. btnfrrbrbt rf r!f" rf r#$"!f" Boars HeadColby Jack Cheese799lb.Maui Pepper Co.Sunset SalsaAssorted Varieties 15 oz.399Frito LayTostitos ChipsAssorted Varieties13 oz.2/$6 1099lb.Boars HeadRoast Beef Thur., 9.27.2012 Wed., 10.3.2012 lb.save1002/$3FloridaAvocadoEach 179JerrysVienna Sliced BreadLoaf save100 save.50lb.grab n go From page 6MammogramMammography is one aspect of breast health, in addition to monthly self-exam and annual physician exam. For an appointment or if you have any questions relative to the test, call the Radiology Regional Center at 936-2316. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com.


14 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEA D S FA C T O RY T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U D E S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i c e S ervin g S anibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur Botto m Yo ur B ot to m C Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint Prices Da v e D oa n e 1 Redfish Action Just Keeps Getting Better?by Capt. Matt MitchellSeptember continued to live up to its billing this week with some of the biggest redfish so far this year being caught. Oversized redfish fishing will only get better and better from now until Thanksgiving as we move into the peak time for this event, better known among local anglers as Red October. This annual run of big redfish is now in full swing and can be enjoyed just about anywhere from the passes, piers and bridges all the way to your favorite local sandbar or flat. Anglers fishing from boats and from the shoreline will all be getting in on the fast paced action for at least the next month. These big schools of almost adult redfish generally are in the 30to 35-inch size range. They are schooling up and moving from our estuaries out through the passes to join the Gulf of Mexico mature spawning stock of red drum. Finding a school of these redfish in shallow water some days can be as easy as watching a school of baitfish shower as it tries to escape the feeding coppercolored mass. If you are lucky enough to locate a school of these redfish, the bite is nonstop with every bait put out in front of the school inhaled as the fish compete for the easy meal. To get the most action out of a shallow water school, keep as much distance from the fish as you can so as not to spook them. A trolling motor or push pole works the best. Often you can stay with a shallow water school for quite some time or until the fish hit the deeper water and drop off out of sight. In deeper water you will often not even see the redfish and could find them packed tight on a dock at the pass or just off the intracoastal. Some deeper places that hold these schools of oversize redfish every year include the docks around Captiva Pass and Redfish Pass, deep edges of the bars south of Useppa Island and the tip of Captiva Rocks. Docks around the Sanibel Causeway and mouth of the river can also be awesome fishing as these fish push out towards the gulf at all our local inlets. Some of the most wide open, oversize redfish action I can remember as a kid growing up was at the Sanibel Pier. Big schools of way oversize redfish would be bending every rod on the pier. Any bait, live or dead, would get a hook-up before it even made it to the bottom. This crazy pier bite usually happens on the outgoing tide through most of September and October. Whether you catch these big redfish in the shallow or in deeper water please handle them with care. Be take the extra time to make sure they are fully revived and swim off unharmed as they are the future of our redfishing for many years to come. 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. Capt. Charlie Ellis, over from Miami to fish with his dad, Dr. Ken Ellis, with an oversize redfish caught fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week Reservations Required for All Cruises All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Islandwww.captivacruises.com Call for departure timeTHE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER 10 a.m. Island Cruise to Useppa Or Cabbage Key Adventure Sailing Cruises 4:00 p.m. Dolphin Watch Cruise Beach & Shelling Cruise Sunset Serenade Cruise with Island Musicians BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island


15 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 CROW Case Of The Week: Babies And More Babiesby Patricia MolloyStudents and volunteers work around the clock to feed orphaned youngsters like raccoons, baby birds and dozens of little squirrels. The raccoon ( Procyon lotor) room contains a number of little bandits that chatter day and night. They are generally orphaned; incidents of rabies and distemper are low in baby raccoons (i.e., muzzles not required). They are also tube fed and/or bottle fed a milk supplement until they transition to solid meals similar to those fed to the opossums. The baby squirrel room is full of incubators to keep the youngsters warm and comfortable. They are tube fed three to four times per day Fox Valley formula, a milk replacer specifically designed for baby squirrels, eastern cottontails and opossums. Once the healthy squirrels are weened and can eat soaked monkey biscuits, vegetables and fruit, they will be transferred outside. CROW hopes to release them within three months. With the help of extra volunteers, one of the baby rooms was thoroughly disinfected this weekend to combat a respiratory illness that appears to be affected both baby birds and squirrels. It takes weeks or months for the babies to mature enough to survive in the wild. With baby season just beginning, you can do your part in helping local wildlife by donating items on the clinics wish list: paper towels, Purina ONE Kitten Chow, Purina Puppy Chow (no colored chunks), wild bird seed, bleach, fragrance-free laundry detergent, new or gently used bath and hand towels, red heat lamps (250W), garbage bags (42 gallons) and ceramic crocks of all sizes (ramekins, etc.). 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 PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: www.crowclinic.org. This young squirrel is being tube fed a special milk formula This little bandit is far from being weened These little ones will miss out on learning from their mother how to hunt and forage 239.472.2328 www.sanibelthriller.comReservations are required Also Available for Private Charters Departing from Sanibel Marina 634 N. Yachtsman Dr. Sanibel Island S Db S Db Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Winner Seven Continuous Years Winner Seven Continuous Years Lunch & Dinner Lunch & Dinner 472-8138 472-8138 SANIBEL MARINA 634 N. Yachtsman Drive www.sanibelmarina.com 634 N. Yachtsman Drive www.sanibelmarina.com Sanibel and Captiva Islands Most Exciting Boat Tour Circumnavigating Sanibel & Captiva Islands with Dolphins SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Gramma Dots


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 28, 201216 Plant SmartNickerbeanby Gerri ReavesNickerbean (Caesalpinia bonduc) is a vine-like shrub with many winning qualities. However, its typically known only for is its tendency to aggressively take over and cover surrounding vegetation. The thorny stems, which can be two inches in diameter, will spread up to 20 feet and even climb into the crowns of trees to shade them out. Despite its bad reputation and need to be controlled, this sprawling shrub has positive attributes. This Florida native is typically found in coastal areas, including beach dunes, mangroves, hammocks and other habitats in South Florida, the Florida Keys, parts of the West Indies and Hawaii. It is highly saltand drought-tolerant. This member of the pea family helps protect soil in forests and provides cover for wildlife. The larvae of the rare and imperiled Miami Blue butterfly use it as a food source. The plant has medicinal uses, too. The bark is used to treat malaria and the leaves to relieve toothaches. The leaves are as long as 15 inches and comprised of four to eight pairs of leaflets of one to two inches long. Throughout the year, clusters of fivepetaled yellowish brown flowers appear intermittently. The fruit is quite a curiosity a large prickly pod that ripens from green to reddish brown before turning dark. Up to four inches long, the pod splits open to reveal the seeds, which turn from drab green to gray with sun exposure, thus the other common name, gray nickerbean. The common name derives from a Jamaican word, nicker, which is thought to derive from the Dutch word knikker, which is a baked clay marble. The pretty marble-like seeds are oval and about three-fourths of an inch wide. They are used in jewelry-making, in games, and even as pet objects, goodluck charms or prayer beads. Sources: The Shrubs and Woody Vines of Florida by Gil Nelson, Everglades Wildflowers by Roger L. Hammer, www.fs.fed.us, sfrc.ufl.edu, and lee.ifas.ufl.edu, Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Native nickerbean is a vine-like shrub with distinctive prickly seed pods photo by Gerri Reaves $ 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 10/31/12 1200 Periwinkle Way (1/2 Mile west of the Causeway)472-1998 www.matzaluna.netFresh Seafood, Veal, Chicken, Pasta and Sanibels ONLY wood red pizzaServing 7 days from 4:30-9:30 1551 Periwinkle Way I 472-7242 Lunch 113 I Happy Hour 36 I Dinner 59:30Dinner reservations suggested DINING SHOPPING COCKTAILS AWARD-WINNING BISTRO CUISINE JEWELRY, CLOTHING, BOOKS & GIFTS FINE WINES, BEERS & HAPPY HOUR MENU Live! Danny Morgan & Friends! TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 8PM UNTIL... 1551 Periwinkle Way 472-7242 Lunch 11-3 Happy Hour 3-6 Dinner 5-9 Chris Workman Every Wed. 7-10pm Danny Morgan & Friends Tues. & Thurs. 7-10pm Live Music


JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge is celebrating National Public Lands Day 2012 on Saturday, September 29 by kicking the bottle. The plastic water bottle, that is. On that day, the Refuge Nature Store will discontinue all sales of bottled water and will give away free reusable, collapsible water bottles carrying the refuges green Kick The Bottle logo to the first 200 arrivals for Public Lands Day events starting at 9 a.m. We already have clean, filtered water, and we would rather make it easier for people to refill their bottles than to sell disposable bottled water, which is both wasteful and hazardous to wildlife, said Refuge Manager Paul Tritaik. The refuge has installed two filtered water refill stations at the Ding Darling Education Center complex, improvements funded by the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS). At Tarpon Bay Recreation Area, another refill station is helping Tarpon Bay Explorers, the refuges recreation concession, to also kick the bottle. It takes the United States only 27 hours to use enough water bottles to encircle the earths equator if laid endto-end, said Supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni Westland. We believe selling bottled water on the refuge sends a wrong message, so we are kicking the bottle. We plan to continue promoting the initiative in the coming year beyond refuge boundaries. We are using the kick the bottle initiative as the centerpiece of our National Public Lands Day celebration, added refuge educator Ranger Becky Wolff. Besides free admission all day to Wildlife Drive, visitors can sit in on a film and other programs about recycling. For the kids, there will be craft-making from recycled materials. Starting at 7 a.m., Wildlife Drive will open free-of-charge. All other events of the day are also free. The schedule of events follows: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wildlife Drive is open and free to all traffic 9 a.m. Free Education Center opens; first 200 visitors receive a free Kick The Bottle reusable water bottle 10 to 10:30 a.m. Lets Talk Trash: Marine Debris Timeline, Education Center Classroom 11 a.m. to noon Addicted To Plastic documentary film, Education Center Auditorium B 1 to 3 p.m. Rethink! Recycled Crafts, Education Center Classroom 2 to 2:30 p.m. Plastic Epidemic Program, Education Center Auditorium B National Public Lands Day, a fee-free day across the U.S., is the nations largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands Americans enjoy. As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, DDWS works to support JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuges mission of conservation, wildlife and habitat protection, research, and public education through charitable donations and Refuge Nature Shop proceeds. To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566 or director@dingdarlingsociety.org. Ding Darling Will Kick The Bottle Habit At National Public Lands Day The refuge is building a tower of 200 plastic water bottles the consumption of an average American in one year for its Kick The Bottle campaign ZAGAT ZAGAT.COM R ate d b y : Fish Tacos! To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 17 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 28, 2012


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19 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 Make your reservations today! 1231 Middle Gulf Drive 1231 Middle Gulf Drive 472-4646 472-4646FINE DINING IN A CASUAL ATMOSPHEREDont forget Lunch is Served Daily at our Beachside Tiki BarRESTAURANT& TIKI BARBest Kept Secret On The Island Dinner for 2 Dinner for 2 for $30.00 for $30.00 with a glass of house wine each with a glass of house wine each Choose any entree from our Choose any entree from our SUNSET DINING MENU* SUNSET DINING MENU* Choice of: soup or salad comes Choice of: soup or salad comes with potato, veggie, hot baked with potato, veggie, hot baked bread and fresh herb olive oil bread and fresh herb olive oil Available only from 5:00-6:30 pm daily! Available only from 5:00-6:30 pm daily! (Does not include tax or gratuity. Not valid on Holidays) (Does not include tax or gratuity. Not valid on Holidays) *Excluding Grouper. Expires October 31, 2012 *Excluding Grouper. Expires October 31, 2012 From page 1FISH 10KLast year alone, FISH served more than 750 clients on Sanibel and Captiva by providing free services such as transportation, food pantry, meal delivery, health equipment and emergency financial assistance through a group of nearly 200 volunteers. The groups mission is supported by runners like local realtor Eric Pfeifer, who has competed in the 10K race each of the past two years. I enjoy the race because it helps the community, said Pfeifer. FISH reaches so many people in need. You wouldnt think it, but there are many people right here on Sanibel that need those services. In addition to the race, there will also be a trade fair, aimed at the participating runners, their families and friends, as well as refreshment tables and water stations around the island. More than 40 island businesses and organizations sponsored the race in 2011. Its a nice race in a great area for a very good cause. I think its gaining in popularity every year, said Tim Barrett, training officer for the Sanibel Fire & Rescue District, who noted that a number of his fellow firefighters and several police department representatives will be competing in this years 10-kilometer race. Since we are all in charge of keeping the public safe, I think its good that people on the island will be seeing us out there staying in shape. Runners can download the FISH 10K entry form at www.fishofsanibel.com/fish10k or http://ftmyerstrackclub.com/. For more information, visit www.fishofsanibel. com, call 472-0404 or stop by the FISH Walk-In Center at 1630 Periwinkle Way, Unit B on Sanibel. Sandy Ramseth, left, and Robert Coscia competing in last years race 2011 overall male winner Zachary Smith 2011 overall female winner Rachel Varnes 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 American Legion Post 123 NewsThis Sunday, September 30, Sons of the American Legion are hosting a ham dinner with scalloped potatoes & green bean casserole from 1 to 8 p.m. Every Monday night, Post 123 hosts a 9 Ball Pool Tournament, with action starting at 6 p.m. This weeks winner of the first match was John Gonzalez while second place went to Peter Mindel. The match two winner was Dennis Bender, with John Gonzalez taking second. Attention 8 Ball Pool League players: An organizational meeting has been scheduled for Monday, October 8 at 6 p.m. Texas Holdem is played every Thursday night at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. New players are always welcome. Every Friday, the Legion serves a sixounce ribeye steak sandwich all day. Stop in and try one, or treat yourself to one continued on page 22


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 28, 201220 Turtle Tracks Offered At SCCFLearn about the lifecycles and habits of sea turtles that nest on local beaches and what the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation is doing to protect them. Since 1992, SCCF sea turtle volunteers and staff have monitor ed every inch of Sanibel and Captiva beaches each morning from May through October, looking for tracks, new nests, and nests that have hatched. The next Turtle Tracks program will be held on Thursday, October 4 starting at 10 a.m. at the SCCF Nature Center, 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. The program is free to SCCF members and children, or $5 for adults. Call 472-2329 for more information. A sea turtle hatchling emerges from its egg 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 Alligator And Crocodile Tales At SCCF The biology of alligators and crocodiles is an ancient tale of survival. On Wednesday, October 3 at 10 a.m., come to the SCCF Nature Center and learn about these living dinosaurs to ensure our safety and their survival on the islands. Alligator nests on the island are probably hatched. The eggs hatch as a male or female, depending upon the incubation temperature of each individual egg. Cost to attend the program is $5 for adults, with SCCF members and children admitted free. Call SCCF at 472-2329 for more information. The SCCF Nature Center is located at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. ice cream chick wings hot dogs burgers freshcut fries shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs burgers freshcut res shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs burgers freshcut fries shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs Shakes 1528 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-8686OPEN 11 AM 9 PMChar-grilled Natural Casing Hot Dogs Fresh Cut Fries Juicy Hand Patted Burgers Thick MilkshakesPIZZA IS HERE!The original one & only established in 1998


21 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 28, 2012Birds Eye ViewDont Mess With Momma!by Mark Bird WestallI have always said that, Experience is a wonderful thing if it doesnt kill you! Well, continuing on last weeks baby gator theme, this story is about my early education concerning the maternal instinct of mother alligators. Of course, the very knowledgeable naturalists on the island when I first arrived told me how aggressive female gators could be when guarding their nest and young, but I was still fairly wet behind the ears myself and had always enjoyed pushing the edge of the envelope. I was going to have to find out for myself. So, in the early years of my canoeing business, many of my trips were taken down the Sanibel River from Tarpon Bay Road to Casa Ybel and back. There just so happened to be a female gator along that section of the river that would usually have a batch of babies just about every August. She only had three legs, so she was easily identified and she always seemed to be fairly tolerant of my presence in a canoe with customers. If we stopped the canoe for a few minutes to watch the little ones, grunting away, we would almost always see her swimming down the channel towards us from some hidden place upriver. But I would just simply stare at her as she approached the canoe... and at about 20 feet, she would always stop and watch from a distance. Me being the macho guide, I would even sometimes catch a baby so my customers could hold it for a few seconds and then let him go, the mother always watching from a safe distance. I began to think that I was in control of the situation. Well, on one early morning trip, we came upon a batch of newborn hatchlings so new that the egg sac was still attached to many of the little ones. They were grunting away and only a few feet from the canoe along the bank of the river. I looked around for the momma gator and saw no sign of her, so I started to reach over to pick one of the babies up for my customers. What a great educational experience I was going to give them. The experience they got, however, was not exactly what I had in mind. As the shadow of my hand started to pass over the water, instantly without warning the mother gator breached straight up from below the surface, lunging at least two feet out of the water and snapping her powerful jaws at my hand! Luckily, I was able to pull my hand back in time and watched with nervous anticipation as to what she was going to do next. You see, I hadnt been able to see any sign of her because she was already with the babies (probably because they had only just hatched out a few hours before) and as she realized we were coming up the river, she merely sank to conceal herself. After she fell back into the water, she sat on the surface and let me know in no uncertain terms that I had pushed the edge of the envelope too far. She hissed and cussed at me so much I felt like I could almost see the water boiling around her. But there was something funny that came out of this misguided adventure. My two customers were a husband and wife, with the lady sitting up front in the bow and the man sitting just in front of me in the middle of the canoe. Because of the gators breach and slashing around in the water right next to the canoe, a few waves had drifted the canoe about 10 feet away from the side of the bank and the momma and her babies. I looked to check to see if my customers had had a heart attack or anything. The husband was ok (he was sitting on the bottom of the canoe with cushions and keeping his eyes on the gator), but the wife was looking out in the distance in the opposite direction from where all the action was taking place. I thought that maybe she had lost sight of the mother gator and was looking where she thought the gator might show up again, so I said, Excuse me, maam, but the gator is here on the other side of the canoe. She replied, Yes, I know! But Im afraid that if I look in her direction, she will attack again! It was the old ostrich act if I dont see the gator, maybe she wont see me! I just had to laugh a little. Once we all gathered ourselves together again, I slowly moved the canoe further on down the river and away from momma and her babies and the rest of the trip was, comparatively, very uneventful. Of course, we had to retrace our path back past the mother gator on the return part of the tour and I wasnt sure I was going to be able to convince the wife that everything would be ok, but she was very brave and we got to see the babies in passing but no momma. Probably just as well. 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ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 28, 201222 Zontians Learn About Life As An ACT Counselorsubmitted by Dalia Jakubauskas From page 19American Legionof the half-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. Yaro Garcia, a counselor and therapist with Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc (ACT), shared a heart-wrenching account of her job treating victims of abuse with island Zontians on September 19 at The Community House on Sanibel. ACT, which serves abused women and their children in Lee, Charlotte and Hendry counties, is one of Zontas local service partners. The Zonta Foundation of Southwest Florida, the fundraising arm of the Zonta Club of Sanibel/Captiva, pays part of Ms. Garcias salary in the form of a $5,000 grant. Garcia, who carries a caseload of more than 100 mostly Hispanic clients, has worked for ACT for three and a half years as a bilingual counselor treating not only abuse victims but also victims of human trafficking. One of her very first cases involved a young woman who came to ACT seeking assistance retrieving her infant daughter, who was taken from her by people who turned out to be human traffickers. The woman was tricked into bondage by the traffickers with the false promise of a service industry job in Florida. Instead, she was held captive and forced into prostitution servicing dozens of men a day, Garcia explained. She became pregnant by one of her traffickers who fled with the child to an undisclosed foreign country.Working tirelessly with the FBI and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Garcia and law-enforment agents managed to locate the child and returned the now 4-year-old to her mother. At least 11 traffickers were brought to justice even though the father of the child and the head of the trafficking ring escaped, she said. Sadly, while this story has a happy ending, many more do not. Of the 120 instances of human trafficking reported in Southwest Florida in the last several years, only two have been prosecuted, according to Garcia. Law enforcement works closely with ACT to identify victims of human trafficking. Florida currently ranks third behind New York and California for human trafficking cases. These cases are very difficult to prosecute and the victims are often terrified, she said. A lot of the time they dont even know who their traffickers are. Garcia, who is trained to identify victims of human trafficking, has identified 70 cases since becoming a fulltime counselor. She is also chair of the Southwest Florida Regional Coalition Against Human Trafficking and president of the Southwest Florida International Partnerships For Human Rights. Earlier this year, she was awarded the Purple Heart Advocacy Award by the Florida Network of Victim Services for her work. Part of this work is raising awareness about the increase in domestic cases of human trafficking. Sometimes we only think of victims of human trafficking as foreign, said Garcia. But there are many American victims. Domestic victims are children whose average age are 12 when they start. These are girls that go to our middle schools. While her job is daunting at times, Garcia said she has not lost her zeal to help those in need. Yes, I am a little overwhelmed, but I am still happy to go to work every day, she said before adding, This would not be possible without Zontas help. The Zonta Club of Sanibel/Captiva is a service organization of professional women working together to provide hands-on assistance, advocacy and funds to strengthen womens lives on the islands, in Lee County and around the world through Zonta International. For more information, visit www.zontasancap.com. 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 Beachview Golf Course | October 20, 2012 btn frtPlease join the Lazy Flamingo in raising money for Calebs Crusade Against Childhood Cancer.When: Saturday, October 20, 2012 Tee off at 8:30am Where: Beachview Golf Course, Sanibel What: Four Man Scramble Lunch Provided Prizes 50/50 Raf e $10,000 Giveaway for Hole-In-OneCalebs Crusadeagainst childhood cancertb 1st Annual t Sanibel Island, FLTo learn more about this event, contact:Matt Kuzyk 239.851.9182For mor information about Calebs Crusade:www.CalebsCrusade.com Beach Ball Fundraiser November 17The Childrens Education Center of the Islands (CECI) will hold its 7th annual Beach Ball fundraiser at The Sanctuary Golf Club on November 17 from 7 to 10 p.m. This event raises funds for scholarships at the school for children whose families are in financial need. Without scholarships many island families would be in a desperate situation to find quality care for their children. Since 1999 CECI, a not-for-profit community preschool, has raised over $200,000 in scholarships monies. The island economy is dependent upon the service from those who work in varying capacities on Sanibel and Captiva. Families rely upon CECIs loving, learning environment and extended care. The center provides for children on a daily basis with preschool education starting at age two through VPK program (fourand five-year-olds). The theme this year is Island Chic. Reservations are $75 per person and will include food, drinks, music and live and silent auctions. Contact CECI for your reservations at 472-4538. Visit www.cecikids.org. Sponsorship opportunities and donations of auction items are always welcome. Kids at the Childrens Education Center of the Islands hope youll attend another great Beach Ball www.captivaholidayvillage.com


23 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 Join SCCF For Monofilament Madness Monofilament Madness is a Keep Lee County Beautiful annual event during which volunteers go out in boats, kayaks, canoes and anything else that floats, to remove monofilament fishing line and other harmful debris from the mangrove areas of Lee County. It is hoped that through greater awareness wildlife will be spared agonizing deaths from entanglement in monofilament fishing line. Join the third annual Monofilament Madness event by boating or low tide walking the mangrove edges of the islands, removing debris and fishing line from docks, bridges and mangrove roots. Students can add to their community service hours by participating (bring your service form to be signed by SCCF along with what you collected or a picture). There will be cleanups of Albright Island and the mangroves at the north end of Captiva between October 15 and 19. Call Dee at 472-2329 for dates, times and more information; reservations are required. Jensens Twin Palms has adopted Roosevelt Channel and Blind pass removing monofilament every year saving who knows how many birds from entanglement. Captiva Kayak has adopted the kayaking trail on Buck Key. If you would like to adopt an area, contact Dee in advance. Debris collected from mangrove roots at the end of Dixie Beach Boulevard 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 Just up the road awaits a true, must-do destination: the Old Captiva House, where Americas most romantic sunset meets Captivas top-rated dining in a charming, historic, Gulf-front location complete with live piano. Come, feast your eyes and your appetite. Reservations 239.472.5161 X421 | Public Welcome15951 CAPTIVA DRIVE 239.472.5161 TWEEN-WATERS.COMThe Crows Nest is one special place, every night of the week. Tuesday Special: Prime Rib, $29.95 (for two!). Wednesday Special: Surf & Turf, $24.95. Friday Special: Fish Fry, $17.95. Sunday Special: Barbeque, $17.95. Monday & Thursday: Crazy Crab Races Music Friday-Saturday: Bad Banditos W HETHER YOU LOOK WEST OR LOOK DOWN, THE VIEW IS EQUALLY SPECTACULAR. N OT ONLY DO WE MAKE EVERY NIGHT SPECIAL. W E MAKE SPECIALS EVERY NIGHT. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 28, 201224 Community Band To Begin Practice Community Band director Don Knowland invites musicians to join the band. The group rehearses at 6:30 p.m. on Monday nights from October through April, starting October 22. Band rehearsals will be held at Saint Michaels and All Angels Episcopal Church, located at 2304 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. No auditions are required to join. The band was formed in 2003 under the aegis of Laverne Phillips and Tom Uhler. Knowland, a retired band director and instructor, has been the bands director since. In nine years, The Community Band has grown from a handful of players to more than 30 musicians during season, most of who travel from the mainland for rehearsals and performances. As a new horizons band (an international organization for musicians who experienced a long hiatus from playing their instruments), the band welcomes participation from new and visiting musicians. The Community Band will perform highlights from The King and I, Commando March, The Walking Frog, Victory At Sea, Overture for Winds and other favorites in their Holiday Concert on Tuesday, December 11 at BIG ARTS. Tickets are $10 for general admission, with children 17 and under free with an adult. Also, Community Chorus practice begins on October 16. They meet Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at BIG ARTS. To join the band or chorus, or buy tickets, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www. BIGARTS.org and click on Workshop. BIG ARTS Community Band during the 2010 Holiday Concert Lazy Flamingo, Inc. Lazy Flamingo, Inc. 6520-C Pine Avenue 6520-C Pine Avenue Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-5353 239-472-5353 Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. 16501 Stringfellow Rd 16501 Stringfellow Rd Bokeelia, FL 33922 Bokeelia, FL 33922 239-283-5959 239-283-5959 Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. 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The major goal of the BIG ARTS/ Kenneth L. Nees Classical Music Scholarship is to award scholarships to highly talented high school or college students who plan to continue their classical music training. Students who study any classical musical instrument, composition, conducting, or teaching are eligible. Applications are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel; online at www.BIGARTS.org; or via e-mail at info@ BIG ARTS.org. All materials are due to BIG ARTS no later than 3 p.m. on Friday, October 5 to be considered for this scholarship. Ken Nees is a BIG ARTS volunteer who not only works in the office every day, but is also the chair of the workshop/classes committee. He also has served several terms on the board of directors. He is a fan of classical music and is devoted to helping talented young musicians continue to develop their musical talents. BIG ARTS has several scholarship programs that are supported by generous donors. To learn more about establishing a scholarship fund to support your passion, and make a difference in the lives of young artists, contact development coordinator Kara Minoui at 472-9700. From page 21Dont Mess With Mommawiser. I dont go around disturbing the wildlife any more than I have to on my tours, but when talking to people about how usually gators are not that aggressive towards people unless they have been fed by humans, I always stress that you DO NOT want to mess with a mother gator protecting her young. Its like getting between a mother grizzly and her cubs! I hope the powers that be on the island understand this when a mother gator with her babies is complained about by some frightened human. Everything should be done to separate the humans from the momma gator, but she must also not be separated from her babies because they likely will not survive their first few months without her there to protect them. And as I have said before, if we dont have the gators on the island, we wont have the nesting wading birds. 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.


25 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 Sanibel and Captiva islands are cranking back up for the new season with some restaurants and businesses reopening or adding new services and others resuming events and entertainment that has been on hold during the slower summer months. For example, after a summer hiatus, NASCRAB races are back at The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn, Captiva, starting Monday, October 1. These crazy races held Mondays and Thursdays involve hermit crabs in borrowed seashell homes ambling towards the finish line amid cheering from the crowd. Theres an early show for children and one later for adults. Call 472-5161 for more information. Next Wednesday, October 3, Traders Store & Caf reopens after its summer break. Traders serves lunch and dinner and happy hour is from 3 to 6 p.m. daily. The adjoining store offers an eclectic mix of gift items, jewelry, accessories and home dcor. Its located at 1551 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 472-7242. Shirley Vale, a stalwart of Tower Gallery, is resigning after 29 years of service. Tower Gallery has been located on Sanibel for many years, but its origins were in the Bell Tower Shops, Fort Myers. It opened in October 1982 and Vale joined the gallery on September 1, 1983. She served as president and vice president for many terms. During Towers infancy she united Tower as a business and brought a foundation and sophistication to the gallery. According to other members, her committed efforts sustained Tower through financial crises, hurricanes, locations, and other critical times. Tower as grown to 23 artists and all are thankful to Shirley for her relentless efforts to preserve and grow Tower into an extraordinary gallery. Tower is celebrating 30 years in business this October and the public is invited to the celebration, scheduled for November 17 at Tower Gallery, 751 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel. Leigh Klein, owner of All Ways Travel on Sanibel, will celebrate 15 years in business on Monday, October 1. Klein, who believes she is the only travel agent on Sanibel, has just joined forces with Preferred Travel of Naples, a member of the Signature Travel Network. They will be putting on a travel trade show at The Community House on Sanibel on Thursday, October 25. Klein works by appointment and can be reached at 472-3171. LIVE ON THE ISLANDS The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn will feature The Bad Banditos on Friday and Saturday, September 28 and 29, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Crab races resume Mondays and Thursdays starting October 1. The Crows Nest is at 15951 Captiva Drive, phone 472-5161. Traditions on the Beach at the Island Inn has live entertainment most nights. This weeks lineup includes: Friday, dancing to Joe McCormick and singer Barbara Smith; Saturday, Joe McCormick and singer Marvilla Marzan; Sunday, closed; 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. 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 moved the weekly Karaoke sessions to Wednesday, starting October 3. Other live entertainment is as follows: Friday, September 28, Anthony Wayne, guitar and vocals; Friday, October 5, Chris Workman, keyboard and vocals. George & Wendys also features NFL and college football games with food and drink specials. The restaurant is at 2499 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 395-1263. The Jacaranda has entertainment nightly from 7 to 11 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, various artists are featured. On Sunday, its Jamaica Dave & Co., reggae and dance; Monday, Renata, jazz, contemporary music and dance; Tuesday, Steve Scooter Reynolds, accoustic guitar, contemporary music and dance; Wednesday, Buckeye Ken, contemporary, Top 40 and blues; Thursday, 2 Hot, contemporary, reggae and dance. The Jacaranda is at 1223 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-1771. Traders Store & Cafe features music by Chris Workman Wednesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. and Danny Morgan and Friends on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. Traders is at 1551 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-7242. The Mucky Duck on Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, features music by Mark Dupuy on Mondays; Rich Lancaster, Wednesdays; Gene Federico, Thursdays and Saturdays; and Buckeye Ken, Fridays. The 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 3951142. Keylime Bistro features live music days and nights seven days a week. New to the line-up is Ken Limeri playing jazz sax from 6 to 10 p.m. every Tuesday. The bistro is at 11509 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, phone 395-4000. Restaurant owners/managers, please e-mail or fax your entertainment schedule to Anne Mitchell at islandsuncity@aol.com or 395-2299. Around The Islands With AnneFall On The Islands Means Business As Usual Following Summer Hiatusby Anne Mitchell Leigh Klein, owner of All Ways Travel, celebrates 15 years in business October 1 An original painting by Shirley Vale, who is resigning from Tower Gallery after almost 30 years of service www.captivaholidayvillage.com


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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 28, 2012 My Stars FOR WEEK OF OCTOBER 1, 2012ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Someone has some suggestions to offer regarding your new project. You might find them helpful. Remember to avoid speculation and to stick with just the facts, Lamb. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) An old friend suddenly reappears. Whether this proves to be a boon or a bane in the Bovines life depends on the reason for this surprising reappearance. Be cautious. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Vital information finally emerges, allowing you to make that important personal decision. You can now move your focus to an upcoming professional development. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might not like seeing so many on-the-job changes. But some of them could open new opportunities for the Moon Childs talents to shine to your best advantage. LEO (July 23 to August 22) An apparently solid-gold opportunity beckons the Lion. But check to see if all that dazzle isnt just a sprinkling of surface glitter. Check it out before making a commitment. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A close friend could offer advice on how to handle a difficult family matter. But in the end, the decision has to be made based on what is best for you and those you love. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Family problems are best worked out with all those concerned contributing suggestions that will ease tensions. Stay with it until a workable solution is found. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Expect to hear more about an offer that has piqued your interest. You earn respect for insisting on solid facts, not just a fancy talk about potential opportunities. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) What seemed to be a reasonable workplace request might need to be defended. Dont fret. You have both the facts and a surprise ally on your side. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A bit of capriciousness might be just what you need. Plan to kick up your heels in a round of fun and games with family and friends this weekend. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Although some of your plans might have to be put on hold, things do begin to take a turn for the better by midweek. Your financial crunch also eases. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your financial picture begins to brighten by weeks end. There are also favorable changes in your personal life. Someone you care for has good news to report. BORN THIS WEEK: You seek balance, but not at the expense of justice. You would make a fine judge. On Oct. 6, 1847, Jane Eyre, a book about the struggles of an orphan girl who grows up to become a governess, is published. Charlotte Bronte, the books author, wrote of her experiences at being sent to a boarding school at the age of 5. On Oct. 1, 1920, Scientific American magazine reports that the rapidly developing medium of radio soon would be used to broadcast music: Experimental concerts are at present being conducted every Friday evening from 8:30 to 11:00 by the Radio Laboratory of the Bureau of Standards. On Oct. 5, 1930, a British dirigible crashes in Beauvais, France, killing all 56 people aboard. The R-101, Great Britains biggest blimp, was flying only 250 feet above the ground, unbeknownst to the pilots because of the dark night. The blimp skimmed treetops before hitting a ridge, igniting the hydrogen supply. On Oct. 4, 1944, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower distributes to his combat units a report by the U.S. Surgeon General that reveals the hazards of prolonged exposure to combat. Based on this evaluation, American commanders judged that the average soldier could last about 200 days in combat before suffering serious psychiatric damage. On Oct. 2, 1968, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Bob Gibson strikes out 17 Detroit Tigers in the first game of the World Series, breaking Sandy Koufaxs record for the most strikeouts in a Series game. On Oct. 7, 1975, a New York State Supreme Court judge reverses a deportation order for John Lennon, allowing him to remain legally in the U.S. The judge wrote that The courts will not condone selective deportation based upon secret political grounds. An FBI investigation of Lennon had turned up no evidence of involvement in illegal activities. On Oct. 3, 1995, Heisman Trophy winner O.J. Simpson is acquitted of the double murder of his estranged wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman, despite a DNA match, a wound on Simpsons hand, the recent purchase of a Stiletto knife and matching shoeprints at the scene. It was American actress, screenwriter and notorious sex symbol Mae West who made the following sage observation: You only live once. But if you do it right, once is enough. At the 2012 USA Memory Championship, Nelson Dellis set a new record for the memorization of random digits. At the annual event in New York City, Dellis accurately recalled a whopping 303 numbers in sequence. The Rose Parade, popularly known as Americas New Year Celebration, was originally started in 1890. These days, hundreds of thousands of people crowd the parade route each year, and millions more view the television broadcast worldwide. The amount of work that goes into the display is astonishing: Each float has anywhere from 30,000 to 150,000 flowers on it, which are applied during the 700 to 900 hours spent on preparing each float. Beloved film icon James Dean was missing his front teeth; he had to wear a bridge to fill the gap in his smile. If youre like the average American, at least one-tenth of the garbage you produce is made of plastic. The first sound recording ever made was created in 1877 by Thomas Edison. It was a musical selection: Mary Had a Little Lamb. Those who study such things say that American English has roughly 20 swear words (depending, of course, on how one defines swearing). In contrast, residents of ancient Rome had a lexicon of about 800 dirty words to draw upon. If youre planning a trip by air anytime soon, you might want to keep in mind that the busiest day in airports is Thursday. The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it. -Terry Pratchett THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY


SeriesNewOpportunitiesatShell Point The public is invited and many of these events are Shell Points Life Enrichment Series offers the opportunity to discover new things about yourself and the world you live in. Concerts, presentations, lectures, shows, special events, and more! FREE UpcomingEvents (239) 466-1131 www.shellpoint.org Visit www.shellpoint.org/LES for full listings of this months events! Shell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway.Shell Point is a non-profit ministry of The Christian and Missionar y Alliance Foundation 2012 Shell Point. All rights reserved. SLS-2256-12Oct 4Candidate Forum Candidates from Congressional District 19,Florida Senate District 30, and County Commission District 3will speak at the Village Church Auditorium at Shell Point, sponsored by The League of Women Voters of Lee County. Candidates will make opening presentations and respond to questions. The forum is from 7pm to 8:30pm, and a meet and greet with the candidates will occur from 8:30pm until 9pm. Call (239) 489-8472 for more details.Oct 9,17&31Learn More About Shell Point at 10:00am.Join us for a group presentation about the Lifestyle and Lifecare available at Shell Point followed by a narrated bus tour of the community. Light refreshments will be provided. Call (239) 466-1131 or 1-800-780-1131 for reservations.Oct 9 Shell Point Singers Fall Concert with Special Guests NorthStar Percussion at 7:15pm. Inspiration and entertainment will light up the stage as the 50+ voices of the Shell Point Singers present their annual fall concert with special guests North Star Percussion. While the Singers perform popular tunes, the percussionists entertain using their sticks and mallets. For more information, call (239) 454-2282.Oct11The Federal Budget 101at 7:00pm. We welcome Chauncey Goss who worked closely with Congressman Paul Ryan in the Office of Management and Budget. He established his own consulting firm in 2010 and provides analysis to help businesses address the economic policies emanating from Washington,D.C. Call (239) 489-8472 to reserve your place. Oct 29Healthcare Implications and Challenges for Southwest Florida at 7:00pm. Jim Nathan, President and CEO of Lee Memorial Health System, will share his perspective of the complexities of healthcare and how they impact Southwest Florida and the implications of the current political activities. Call (239) 489-8472 to reserve your place.Nov 2&3 Craft Bazaarfrom 10am to 3pm. Attend the annual Shell Point Holiday Craft Bazaar, hosted by The Shell Point Crafters Group, to view and purchase a variety of crafts, art, and jewelry, all handmade by the many talented crafters at Shell Point. The free event will be held in The Woodland Commons at Shell Point. For more information call (239) 454-2290. FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! Join us from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Shell Points Fall Open House offers guests an opportunity to learn more about the services and amenities offered in the resort-style lifecare community through tours, presentations, and interactive events. Stroll through furnished models, meet retirement counselors and residents, and simply enjoy the beautiful setting. Forinformation, (239) 466-1131 or 1-800-780-1131. FREE! FREE!27 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 28, 2012


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This is a great deal!! 6401 Pine Ave. $699,000 Fantastic large lot with dock and awesome views of the Bayou. Beach access at end of the street and close to restaurants. Dont miss this one. Last Place Finish Not Expected For The Miami Marlins After Spending $191 Million During The Off Seasonby Ed FrankTheres misery in Miami that is the miserable Miami Marlins baseball team that is certain to finish in last place in the National Leagues Eastern Division. The Marlins started the week with a four-game losing streak, a season record of 66-87 and a whopping 26 1/2 games behind first-place Washington. This, after the team spent $191 million in the off season to sign three All-Stars: shortstop Jose Reyes, closer Heath Bell and veteran starting pitcher Mark Buehrle. Now, rumors are swirling that manager Ozzie Guillen could be on his way out after just one year of a four-year, $10 million contract. And Ozzie doesnt appear too upset if given the door and pocketing the remaining $7.5 million in his contract. Never shy and often in trouble for his outlandish remarks, here is what Guillen said recently: Can I say something about those rumors? Ha, ha, ha. I laugh at all that (expletive). I dont worry about that. The last thing that goes through my mind every day (is) if Im going to have a job next year. If Jeffrey (Loria, the owner) thinks I dont do the job I should do, its not the first time hes fired a manager. Look yourself in the mirror and ask why so many (expletive) managers come through here. Since Loria took control of the team in 2002, the Marlins have had six different managers. Guillen is probably not entirely to blame for the Miami misery. Perhaps more to blame is Larry Beinfest, president of baseball operations, who is responsible for assembling the Marlins roster. The team is near the bottom of most Major League records including runs scored (27th out of 30) and 21st in pitching, with a team ERA of 4.12. They have hit only 50 homers in 75 games at the spanking new Marlins Park. The All-Star closer Bell has a 5.19 ERA with only 19 saves out of 26 opportunities. Buehrle has a 13-13 record and a 3.84 ERA this season, respectable figures for a team that has won such few games. After a slow start, Reyes has upped his batting average to .285 and has driven in 56 runs. More disappointing, however, is the season-long performances of other Marlin regulars such as third baseman Hanley Ramirez (.246 batting average) left fielder Logan Morrison (.230) and pitcher Josh Johnson (8-13). Guillen talked the Marlins management into acquiring troubled pitcher Carlos Zambrano from the Chicago Cubs, with the Cubs paying most of his $18 million salary. Demoted to the bullpen halfway through the season, Zambrano has a 7-10 record and a 4.49 ERA. Dont be surprised if Loria cleans house at the seasons end by dumping not only Guillen but Beinfest as well. Despite the poor performance of the Marlins, attendance is up considerably this year thanks to their beautiful new stadium located in Miamis Little Havana. Through those 75 home games, the Marlins have drawn 2,051,054 fans, a sizeable improvement from 1.5 million fans for 80 games last season. They rank 18th in Major League attendance, up from 28th a year ago. Stay tuned for the next chapter in Marlins baseball. Best guess there will be a whole lot of changes soon. SPORTS QUIZ 1. When Atlantas Craig Kimbrel set a rookie record in 2011 for saves in a season (46), whose mark did he break? 2. Name the last major-league team to have an ERA below 3.00 for a season. 3. Carolinas Cam Newton had 14 rushing TDs in the 2011 season to set an NFL record. Who was the former record holder? 4. Who recorded the highest points per game average as a freshman for Duke mens basketball team? 5. In 2011-12, Tampa Bays Steven Stamkos set the record for most overtime goals in a season (five). How many other players had been tied with Stamkos? 6. What school has won the past two championships in NCAA womens bowling? 7. In how many weight classes did boxer Sugar Shane Mosley win world titles? 1. Neftali Feliz had 40 saves for Texas in 2010. 2. The Los Angeles Dodgers had a team ERA of 2.95 in 1989. 3. Steve Grogan had 12 rushing TDs for New England in 1976. 4. Johnny Dawkins averaged 18.1 points per game in the 1982-83 season. 5. Nine others. 6. Maryland Eastern Shore. 7. Three -lightweight, welterweight and light middleweight. ANSWERS


29 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 Sanibel School Golf Outing Offers Chances To Win Wonderful PrizesThe annual golf outing for The Sanibel School will be held on 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 hold by attempting to eagle a putt following his drive.Doc Fords is the Master Sponsor for the Blue Ribbon Classic Golf Tournament. Congress Jewelers, 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, Steve Brown & Family, Bay Medical Solutions, The Great White Grill, L3 Beach Photo, Law Offices of Jason Maughan, Matzaluna, Timbers & Sanibel Grill, Tween Waters Inn, Scalon Lexus, Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Foundation, Red, White & Brew, Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory, Sanibel Community Bank and Sanibel Red. 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. Its 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. Money raised by the School Fund and PTA provides many resources and enhancements that the shortfalls in the Lee County School System budget cannot, including: educational software, classroom computers, the foreign language program, steel drums, a music keyboard lab, supplies for classrooms, and much more. Parent and community support for these programs have helped The Sanibel School earn the Blue Ribbon designation, as well as an A rating, for the past 11 years. Terry Earle, Mark Blust and Domi Panaretos Trevor Nette and Mike McMurray Tony and Angie Lapi with Paige and Doug Babcock Jason Maughan


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 28, 201230 John Grey Painting Becomes FISH 10K SponsorFISH (Friends In Service Here) of Sanibel announced that John Grey Painting will take a silver sponsorship for the 4th annual 10K Race 4 FISH. The race is scheduled to take place on Sanibel on Saturday, October 13. John Grey Painting has been a major supporter of community events on Sanibel and Captiva. This will be the companys second silver sponsorship of the FISH 10K. John Grey, founder of the company, said,We have been a long term supporter of FISH, they do an important job helping our island neighbors they provide a wide range of services for people in need and we admire the work they do. John Grey Painting has been a valued supporter of FISH, and its great to see them on board for such a major fundraising event for our organization, said Bill Fellows, president of FISH. We are very happy to welcome them as one of our silver sponsors again. The race will begin at 7:30 a.m. at The Community House, and will follow a marked 10K circuit around the island, returning to finish line at The Community House. There will also be a trade fair, refreshment tables and water stations around the island for runners. The 10K Race 4 FISH is being held in conjunction with the Fort Myers Track Club and is expected to attract more than 400 runners this year. More than 40 island businesses and organizations sponsored the 10K in 2011, and over a 120 people volunteered to support and execute the event. The 10K is the main fundraising event for FISH this year. Runners can download the entry form at http://fishofsanibel.com/fish-10k or http://ftmyerstrackclub.com/. FISH 10K co-chairs Ed Ridlehoover and John Pryor (center) with the John Grey team 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 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 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


31 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 Restaurant Is Now Silver Sponsor For 10K Race 4 FISHFriends In Service Here (FISH) of Sanibel announced that Larkins Restaurants has become a first time Silver Sponsor of the 4th annual 10K Race 4 FISH, taking place on Saturday, October 13. Larkins Restaurants consists of five restaurants and a catering company in the Carolinas and whose owners Mark and Larkin Hammond are seasonal residents here on Sanibel. They began a Larkins Give Back initiative in 2006 in an effort to build a strong community and reinforce community partnerships. We believe in giving back and supporting the communities we live in. FISH is one of the best places for us to start this initiative on Sanibel, said Larkin Announcing the Larkins Restaurant Silver Sponsorship of the FISH 10K race are, from left, John Morse (FISH board member), Mark and Larkin Hammond (Silver Sponsors), Maggi Feiner (FISH executive director), John Pryor (FISH board member and 10K co-chair) and Nancy and Pete Bender (FISH 10K sponsorship coordinators) 2242 Periwinkle Way Suite 3 in Sanibel Square 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 SanibelSusan.com Weekly blog at SanibelSusan.wordpress.com If you want to own an island property to enjoy or for investment (rental income) this winter, the time to buy is NOW! Fully-remodeled beach-front 2 bedroom plus den with weekly income $899K Beach-front 2 bedroom in east-end complex w/easy onsite rental program $699K Decorator decor & excellent income history at Sundial Resort $349.9K furnished Oversized lake-front lot w/community path close to West Gulf Drive beaches $249K 3-bedroom townhome in golf/tennis community w/beach access $324.9K Updated 3+bedroom canal-front pool home, east-end near-beach $899K East-end 1/2+acre lot w/patio dock on wide deep-water access canal $899K Oversized cul-de-sac parcel near Clam Bayou & Bowmans Beach $449K Single-family home lot, backs to nature in Dunes golf & tennis community $299K 1/3-acre natural parcel on Farm Trail w/community pool & tennis $249K Well-tended tropical 3 bedroom w/enclosed sunroom & screened pool $449K Lowest-priced Sanibel condo, income potential near beach $130K Susan Andrews David Anderson Elise Carnes Lisa Murty Just Listed Reduced TAX-CONSULTING & ACCOUNTING SERVICESServing the islands since 1978 Professional and Confidential Income Tax Preparation Individuals Corporations Estates & Trust Tax Consulting Tax Deferred Exchange International Taxation State Tax Forms (239) 472-5152 1619 Periwinkle Way, Suite 102, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 M.S.T.Hammond. The race will begin at 7:30 a.m. at The Community House on Sanibel, and will once again follow a marked 10K circuit around the island, returning to The Community House for the finish line. There will also be a trade fair, which is aimed at the runners, their families and friends, as well as refreshment tables and water stations around the island for runners. The 10K Race 4 FISH is being held in conjunction with the Fort Myers Track Club and is expected to attract more than 400 runners this year. More than 40 island businesses and organizations sponsored the 10K in 2011, and over 120 people volunteered to support and execute a great event. For more information, visit www.fishofsanibel.com.


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 28, 201232 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Readers, Once again, I want to share a wonderful opportunity with you. As adjunct faculty at Edison State College, it has been my privilege to be involved with an annual event there and this year is no exception. On October 27 from 9 a.m. to noon, ESC will host the 4th Annual Lee Bennett Hopkins Writing for Children: Inspiration to Publication Featuring Gregory Maguire, best-selling author of Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West on the Lee Campus. This is a wonderful event for anyone interested in writing for children. Our keynote speakers and panelist are highly acclaimed and very informative. Please consider attending the unique event but spaces are limited, so make your reservation quickly. To register, visit www.edison.edu/ writersinstitute. The cost is $10. Below is additional information about the speakers for this event. Keynote: Lee Bennett Hopkins Q&A session to follow keynote presentation Hopkins is a prolific writer of books for adults and children. He is one of the leading writers and anthologists of poetry. He is the namesake and founder of Lee Bennett Hopkins/Penn State University Award for Childrens Poetry, and Lee Bennett Hopkins/International Reading Association Promising New Poet Award. He has won numerous awards and honors for his writing, including the 2009 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Excellence in Poetry for Children, the 1995 Christopher Award and the 1996 Golden Kite Honor Book Award for his autobiographical poetry collection Been To Yesterdays. Recent works include I Am the Book, Sharing the Seasons, Amazing Faces, City I Love, and Incredible Inventions. Visit www.leebennetthopkins.com/ for more details. Keynote: Gregory MaguireMaguire is the author of a number of novels for children, eight adult novels and several short stories, picture books, essays and reviews. His childrens novels include What-the-Dickens (a New York Times Bestseller 2007), Missing Sisters, and Oasis. The Hamlet Chronicles: Seven Spiders Spinning, Six Haunted Hairdos, Five Alien Elves, Four Stupid Cupids, Three Rotten Eggs, A Couple of April Fools, One Final Firecracker, The Good Liar, The Dream Stealer, I Feel Like the Morning Star, Lights on the Lake, The Daughter of the Moon and The Lightning Time. His adult novels include Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, Son of a Witch, a Lion Among Men and Out of Oz, the four volumes of The Wicked Years, and all four New York Times bestsellers, as well as national bestsellers Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, Lost, Mirror Mirror and The Next Queen of Heaven. Praised by John Updike in the New Yorker as an amazing novel, Wicked has inspired a musical currently playing in three American venues, as well as in London, Japan, the Pacific Rim and the Netherlands. Panelist: Bill Farnsworth A 1980 graduate of The Ringling School of Art and Design, Farnsworth has spent the last thirty years creating paintings for magazines, advertisements, childrens books, and fine art commissions of portraits and landscapes. A nationally known illustrator, Bill has illustrated more than 50 books for children, and many have won awards as well as starred reviews in Publishers Weekly. My goal with my work is to paint what I love and convey that honestly so the viewer can feel that as well, said Farnsworth, who currently lives with his wife Debbie in Venice, Florida. 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. CUSTOM WINDOW TREATMENTS FURNITURE LIGHTING FLOOR COVERINGS ACCESSORIES Summer is the BEST time for locals to renovate. Call today!Your on-island interior decorators at Sanibel Promenade. License EarnedRoyal Shell Real Estate announced that Mike Fagan of The Fagan Team has earned his brokers associate license. We encourage our agents to continually expand their real estate knowledge and we are proud of Mike for earning his brokers associate license, said Michael Polly, vice president of operations for Royal Shell Real Estate. Mike Fagan Realtors Welcomed BackJohn Naumann & Associates welcomes Toby Tolp, Steve Harrell and Kasey Harrell back to the JNA family. Toby and Steve have been successful realtors on the island for over 30 years. After graduating from Central Florida University, their daughter Kasey decided to become a part of the family business and join the team. After many years of working together, we are very pleased to have them back on our team, stated John Naumann. Steve Harrell, Toby Tolp and Kasey Harrell Top ProducersTop sales associates at John Naumann & Associates for the month of August were Tracy and Connie Walters. Also, the top listing associate was Brian Murty. Tracy and Connie Walters Brian Murty ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


33 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 Local Small Lodgings Qualify For Prestigious DesignationRepresentatives of the Florida Superior Small Lodging Association (SSL) recently announced 21 Lee County hoteliers have successfully qualified for the distinguished SSL designation. The SSL certification is a statewide hospitality recognition program. In addition, 14 of the 21 total SSL properties inspected by the Property Review Program (PRP) qualified to receive the coveted Donal A. Dermody White Glove Award for best practices in housekeeping. Properties must receive a score of 100 percent for all components of the housekeeping inspection to be eligible to receive the White Glove Award. Lee County properties recognized by the SSL hospitality recognition program include: Sanibel and Captiva islands Anchor Inn & Cottages White Glove Award Blue Dolphin White Glove Award Gulf Breeze Cottages White Glove Award Mitchells Sand Castles White Glove Award The Palm View White Glove Award Sandpiper Inn Shalimar Resort White Glove Award Signal Inn Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages Waterside Inn on the Beach White Glove Award Bokeelia, Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Matlacha and St. James City Bokeelia Tarpon Inn White Glove Award Bridgewater Inn Casa Loma Legacy Harbour Hotel & Suites White Glove Award Tarpon Lodge White Glove Award Two Fish Inn White Glove Award Fort Myers Beach Beach Shell Inn White Glove Award Harbour House at the Inn White Glove Award Manatee Bay Inn Bed & Breakfast Matanzas Inn Silver Sands Villas White Glove Award Eligibility for participation in the Lee County SSL program is restricted to accommodations with 50 rooms/units or less. The SSL inspection program and designation is designed to provide travelers with an easily identifiable symbol to demonstrate that the accommodation is a clean, safe and well managed small lodging establishment, offering friendly ambiance and personal service. All property review inspections are conducted unannounced and can be repeated periodically and randomly to ensure that SSL program standards are being maintained. The passing grade for participation in the program is 82 percent and is based on a comprehensive review process of six different property attributes: registration/operations/public places, guests accommodations, bathrooms, bathroom supplies, kitchens, and property exterior. These six categories are further delineated with numerical scoring to create the 343 total point inspection system. For more information on the program, contact Nancy MacPhee, program manager, Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau at 338-3500. 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ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 28, 201234 Think You May Have A Leak In Your Pool?by David LiebetrauAs the rainy season comes to an end, pool owners may notice water loss that was not previously recognized. If you have such an issue, we first recommend that you take a moment and perform a thorough inspection of your pool equipment. Are there any wet spots on your equipment pad? Are your filter and chlorinator lids secured properly? Are all o-rings seated correctly and lubed? Sometimes, water loss can be as simple as a filter lid that was not set properly, or a small leak in your chlorinator hose. Eliminating these items will help you to determine if your potential water loss is coming from this area instead of the pool. If your equipment area is dry and in proper working order, we recommend performing a bucket test at your pool. It is a primitive but effective method used to discover the amount of water you are losing. To perform a bucket test you will need to turn the pump off for a minute and use a pencil to mark the water level on the wall inside of your skimmer. Making sure the pump is off while marking the water level is important as running the pump will give you a false reading by pulling the water level down. You will then want to place a large bucket on the deck (next to the pool), or on a top step in the pool. Fill the bucket close to the top, let the water settle, and again use a pencil to mark the water level in the bucket. After a day or two you will want to measure the amount of water lost in the pool, and the amount of water lost in the bucket. If you have lost equal amounts of water in both the pool and bucket, then your pool does not currently have a leak. Losing equal amounts is a sign that any water you are losing is from evaporation, and is perfectly normal. If you have lost considerably more in the pool than in the bucket, then it is time to start locating where a potential leak may be. At this point, it is important that you dont panic. Many leaks are fairly simple to repair. We recommend calling a certified pool contractor, and having an initial leak inspection done to look at the common areas of a pool where leaks frequently occur. A couple of notes: First, during the cooler months you will want to place the bucket on a step in your pool so that the water temperature remains consistent between the bucket and the pool. Second, you can run your system while performing the bucket test as long as no equipment leaks have been located. Third, most pools have some sort of overflow which allows water to drain out if it is too high (i.e. during heavy rains). You will want to make sure that your water level is at its normal operating level when you begin a bucket test, or you could end up with skewed results. For more information, contact a state licensed pool and spa contractor who can further assist you with this process. David Liebetrau is a licensed pool contractor on Sanibel. If you have a question for David, email him at info@ bannerpoolservice.com. Superior InteriorsUncover The Possibilitiesby Jeanie TinchIf your bedroom doesnt offer you a respite from the hustle and bustle of the day, then nows the time to transform it. The time and money you consider investing now will definitely pay off in big dividends in your future. Especially, because your bedroom redecorating project might just mean that youll find yourself being just a little happier, a bit more joyful and most importantly at peace with yourself and your surroundings. And, as with every decorating project, its important to develop a decorating plan that fits your needs, your lifestyle and most importantly your pocketbook. Consider these three simple steps: Visuauze Your Project Begin by visualizing your entire project, and then list all the types of activities youll want to conduct in your get away haven. Perhaps its writing thoughtprovoking entries in you daily journal, reading your favorite books, knitting, needlework, watching old romantic movies, meditating or contemplating your plans for the next day whatever your activity, think through what types of things will make you the happiest. Assess Your Space Look at your bedroom with a critical eye. Given the amount of space available and your list of activities, will the space available be adequate? If not, you may need to reassess your activity list. Color Your World Next, lock in a color scheme. Color sets the stage and provides harmony, to everything else that will eventually find its way into your new bedroom. Its the backdrop that surrounds all of your furnishings, fabrics, accessories and lighting. 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35 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 28, 2012Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of the NBAs Dallas Mavericks and regular investor on the television show Shark Tank, wrote an interesting blog recently asking what business Wall Street is in. The gist of his blog is that Wall Street traders no longer supply capital to businesses, which was the original purpose it was designed to accomplish. Our stock and bond exchanges were supposed to create markets where companies could issue securities. The inflow of monies would then be used to enable them to start, sell and grow businesses. In the past, investors made their money by recognizing the value of companies where others might not, or simply by committing to its growth. Long term investors would therefore realize capital gains when they sold securities or would enjoy dividend income streams over a period of years. Instead, Cuban writes, high speed automated trading has turned Wall Street traders into hackers searching to exploit the Wall Street stock exchanges computer operating system shortcomings in an effort to jump in front of your trade and then sell that stock to you. By making mere pennies a trade, through automated high volume trading Wall Street MBAs mint billions of dollars. High frequency traders also use risky leveraging techniques in their trades so that the pennies turn into those billions. These leveraging techniques put all of us who are in the stock market at risk. There will be another crash, and probably a crash far worse than the May 2010 flash crash simply because there are too many players looking for the trillion dollar score, Cuban says. Moreover, the pennies that the trader makes on the trade or the rebate that the trader receives from the stock exchange doesnt provide any additional liquidity to the market, Cuban explains. Creating capital for business has to be less than one percent of the volume on Wall Street in any given period It wouldnt shock me that even in this environment that more money flows from companies to the market in the form of buybacks than flows into companies in the form of equity. Assuming that you agree with Cubans hypothesis, it then begs the question as to what to do about it. Is increased regulation an answer? Here one would have to differentiate between those traders who are true investors from those who arent. But how do you do that? Isnt that going to require some sophisticated logarithms that cant possibly be correct every time? Is outlawing automated trading an answer? Regular traders certainly automate from time to time when they place stop orders, which are orders to buy or sell a stock once the price of the stock reaches a specified price, known as a stop price. This has been a regular practice in normal investing circles for decades. Regular investors use this technique to be more conservative in their investments, not less conservative as the hackers have become. Cuban proposes three solutions to push Wall Street back to its original purposes that bear attention and investigation. First, imposing a 10 cent tax on any trade involving a security held for less than one hour. Second, eliminating capital gains taxes on any security held for one year or more. And third, not taxing dividends paid to shareholders who have held stock in the company for a minimum five year period. All three make a lot of sense. The imposition of a ten cent tax would put an immediate halt to the automated hacker/ traders that Cuban complains about because most of those trades only make pennies per share per transaction. Its through the high volume of trading where the hackers make their money. Eliminating capital gains taxes on long term gains also serves the original purposes of Wall Street. Rather than being a Las Vegas-style gamble where winners and losers pull the slot machine lever with each high frequency trade, an investor would have incentive to hold for at least a year to realize a significant tax break. Finally, not taxing dividends for long term investors removes the incentive to day trade for many of the same reasons. All of these ideas could work to get the very smart men and women on Wall Street to return to thinking about ways to use what would become a more stable capital market to help start and grow companies, rather than worrying about the second to second false fluctuations in share prices. Eliminating high frequency automated trading would not harm Wall Street in the least, and make the playing field more level for regular investors like you and me. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Will PowerWhat Business Is Wall Street In?by Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the Difference To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 FEATURED PROPERTIES


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 28, 201236 Management Team PromotionsThe Sanibel Captiva Trust Company announced that Betsey M. Houston and Beth Weigel have been promoted to vice president. Houston has more than 30 years of experience working in the business and healthcare fields, and has worked in client services at the trust company since 2003. She formerly lived in Baltimore, Maryland where she was a medical secretary for the Department of OB-GYN at The Union Memorial Hospital and later as office manager for Drs. Haws, Morris, Dudley, & Spencer-Strong, PA. She gained sales experience selling houses for Long and Foster Realty and also as a loan officer at Home Security Mortgage. She then accepted a position in the real estate title business at Priority Title Services and eventually became a real estate settlement officer. Houston is an active volunteer for Friends In Service Here (FISH) of Sanibel. Weigel is a certified public accountant who works in the areas of trust administration and client services. Earlier in her career, she worked in public accounting as a senior staff accountant and and as the controller of a small family owned business where she managed all phases of accounting, tax reporting and human resources. She earned her BS in accounting at Clarkson University and has graduated from Florida Bankers Association Graduate Trust School. She serves on the Board of the Sanibel Community Association as treasurer and also volunteers at The Sanibel School. As our firm continues to expand and work hard to meet our clients unique investment challenges, we increasingly rely on the expertise and dedication of a great team of employees, said Founder, CEO and co-chairman Albert Hanser. We are pleased to recognize Betsey and Beth for their stellar accomplishments. How Heat Loads Are Calculatedby Bryan HayesHere is a subject that is going to make your day. Its so exciting that youre going to call someone right away to share this new bit of knowledge Im about to share with you. Okay, maybe not. Its actually quite boring. But, this task is important enough for me to feel that its worth writingcontinued on page 40 Betsey M. Houston Beth Weigel 9100 College Pointe Ct., Fort Myers, FL 33919 www.sbshlaw.com | 239-334-1141In which state should you base your estate plan? The WRONG answer could cost you thousands ... or millions!ATTENTION!Dual State Residents Free Florida Estate Planning Guide 239-334-1141 or www.sbshlaw.com c ? y cost y I n whi c plan? cost y Craig R. Hersch|Attorney, CPAFlorida Bar Board Certied, Wills, Trusts & Estates Island Sun Will Power Columnist 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 GULF COAST CONCEPTS GULF COAST CONCEPTS PRESSURE WASHING PRESSURE WASHING RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIALLICENSED & INSURED 239-672-5739 239-672-5739 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


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Pleasing curb appeal and commanding Adirondack colorful style chairs and front porch are married in perfect union. An immaculate home offering exceptional details, sophisticated charm exuding comfortable elegance. The caged pool capitalizes on glorious south-easterly lake views for pleasing sights. The bravura covered lanai affords for entertaining and unobstructed views. In the indoor environment is a delightful atmosphere that has every imaginable comfort. A fully equipped modern kitchen, crowned with granite and many other features. Enjoying lifestyle to the fullest with many comfy chairs and couches, decorated with a designers touch and Island Living Flair. This outstanding home is extremely well priced and situated in a perfect spot. A gated quaint community adorned with sidewalks, clubhouse, community pool and tennis courts. Offered for $489,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. NEW LISTING: SOUTH SEAS-TENNIS VILLASThis South Seas Island Resorts high floor multi-tier villa features a gracious open floor plan designed with details. The second level master suite overlooks an oversized picturesque window letting the sun through at many moments of the day. A main level with generous wall space, tile floors to a private pocket door guest bedroom and bath area to maximize privacy. The living-dining area boats vaulted ceilings with comfortable furnishings and lighting. A full kitchen with granite makes for an extraordinary rental or personal vacation property. A location overlooking a garden courtyard, with matured palms, tropical plants and native vegetation. Take advantage and capitalize on the enjoyment, tranquility and nature at its best. The tennis villas have a private pool, and are within close proximity to Captiva Village shops, Restaurants. A short distance to the pristine beaches world renowned for the shelling and overall beauty of the Captiva Sunsets. 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Your company will never want to leave when they step into the Picture Perfect 4 Bedroom 3 Bath Guest House surrounded in lush tropical landscaping, its own Private Pool and Gazebo, wrap around decks and easy private beach access. Both Homes Furnished! So much more to see and enjoy! Offered for $4,399,000. Contact George Kohlbrenner 239/565-8805 SOUTH SEAS BAYSIDE VILLASWelcome to the Islands! This bay front condominium located in South Seas Island Resort. Renovated and updated, waterfront views With the investors or vacation home in mind, these condominiums offer a great rental income. The waters edge Bayside Villa communityhas under building parking, pool, spa, bbqs along with separate storage lockers. #5134 Offered $274,900 1 bedroom/ 1 bath #4118 Offered $395,000 1 bedroom/ 2 bath #4301-02 Offered $635,000 3 bedroom/ 3 bath #5344 Offered $699,000 3 bedroom/3 bath Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632 3/4 ACRE ON CLAM BAYOUOutstanding Value, priced 30% less than the most recent Vacant Land Sale on the Bayou in Herons Landing. This is Not a Short Sale! located on a cul-de-sac in this popular community, offering a community boat dock, pristine tennis courts, pool and pool area with outdoor kitchen and deeded beach access. Develop the perfect homesite and create your own Gulf of Mexico views from this Bayou location and enjoy the tranquility of the Sanibel Lifestyle. Its Just Beautiful! 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This home boasts a beautiful kitchen with custom wood cabinetry, wet bar, plus a wood burning fireplace in the great room with soaring cathedral ceiling and wonderful wood floors. Very private pool area, with nicely maintained lush landscaping that leads you to your private dock. Multiple porches, great views from every room including views of THE BAY from LR and front porch. A TRUE must see, soon, it wont last. True Sanibel Living. Offered for $999,000. Contact Nancy Finch 239/822-7825 PUNTA RASSA #302This elegantly appointed home has been completely renovated. Top of the line granite in kitchen and baths. Unique master bath & dressing area, design award, wood floors, dry bar, stainless steel appliances. Sun drenched with magnificent sunsets and views of Sanibel Island enhanced by hurricane glass enclosed lanai, hurricane glass on all windows. Social membership to Sanibel Harbour included. Turnkey and ready! Offered for $399,990. Contact Marianne Stewart 239/560-6420. CROWN COLONYGated living at its finest!!! This 3/2/2 is located in the highly desirable Crown Colony gated community. Home features 18 inch tile throughout, granite surfaces, crown molding, stainless steel appliances, custom lighting, brick pavers, lush-tropical landscaping, high ceilings, luxurious master bathroom with soaker tub and MUCH MORE!! This home is in tip top condition and is move in ready. Offered for $369,900. Contact Connie Walters Ms Listr at 239/841-4540 or Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 SOLD IN 5 DAYS37 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 28, 2012


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 28, 201238 Dr. DaveBoomers Legacy Fundby Dr. Dave HepburnDo something uncomfortable every day. Eleanor Roosevelt (on her wedding day.) This will be the last column I will ever write, if I die today. Dr. Dave Hepburn Dave, says close pal, Ken Himes. Wed love to have you on the Boomer Legacy ride. Like a marshal on a float in a parade? I knew better, as Kenny is nicknamed Hurricane for a reason. No, a bike ride. Motorbike? Nope, bike bike. For what what? For Boomer. Want you to squeeze your keister into some Spandex and cycle from Comox to Victoria, June 15 and 16. Then, give a speech at the ledge. Kenny, like myself, is immature but because he has a heart as big as a pathologic cardiomyopathic cardiomegaly, I agreed. Andrew was a typical Vancouver Island boy. He played a whack of sports, skipped most of 11th grade Englesh, flew down the slopes of Mt. Washington. But his life also exuded an uncommon compassion. Hed interrupt his own grocery shopping agenda to fetch the rest of the list for a wheelchair-bound shopper trying to reach for his CocoPuffs. Kenny gave his brand new toque and gloves to a dumpster diver he came across one cold morning. He became a military medic, a job putting himself at risk of losing his health and life in order to help others keep theirs. He left for Afghanistan for a seven month tour in 2006. Told his mother in a phone call, a couple of days before returning home, that the most important thing about his tour was not bandaging injured soldiers but rather putting a smile on a childs face. Boomer had only just returned to Kandahar base after a long stint outside the wire with the PPCLI. His tour was over, he was packed to go home and he handed in his kit. (You know where this is going.) That same day, however, the PPCLI were short of medics, so Andrew volunteered to do one more shift. On the return to camp that day, on August 11, 2006, he was killed by a suicide bomber. He was 23. He was... 23. Andrew Eykelenboom, known as Boomer, was the first medic to be killed in action since the Korean War. So welcome to Boomers Legacy Fund, a remarkable fund that gives Canadian soldiers themselves access to funds for humanitarian projects when they see need during their overseas missions. The soldiers have used the funds to buy shoes for orphans, books, livestock, medical supplies and supported other programs like midwife training and athletic programs for youth. Helping those in a country where their life could be taken at any moment. Being Canadian. Although Boomers Legacy started in Afghanistan, the fund has been applied elsewhere, like an orphanage and womens shelter in Kosovo. Because everyone associated is a volunteer, including my gluteus maximus, 100 percent of funds collected go to the cause. Now, doing a bike ride is somewhat awkward without a bike, so I moseyed on down to Oak Bay Cycles, a place full of helpful guys all named Scott, who graciously contributed a bike for this legacy. Gotta loves shops like that. At home, I walked into my kitchen sporting a helmet, resembling a psychodelic mushroom tumour growing off my cranium. My wife, who was on the phone, was soon on the floor. Now it may come as a shock to you that I am in my 50s. What!?! I can hear you say collectively. You dont seem that mature. But Kenny isnt very mature, either, and his conditioning is suspect as is his shampoo. If he can do this, so can I. So I will don my mushroom, take this exotic bike out for my first spin in 23 years and come back to this article. Holy Mother of Pearl, what have I done!?! I got short of breath right away. Then, I got on my bike. And got further short of breath. Dont worry, said one of the Scotts It looks thin, but this seat will be the most comfortable one for you. You mean the one that is still stuck between my cheeks... Scott! Thanks, Eleanor... whatever! Anyone who would like to ride with, do mouth-to-mouth to, or help resuscitate Dr. Dave or this cause, please go to www.boomerslegacy.ca. 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. Dr. Dave is returning to Africa on safari in September 2013. If interested in going with him, call 888-432-8344 to find out more. deaRPharmacistTips For Taking Green Coffee Bean Extractby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I heard on the Dr. Oz show that green coffee bean extract could help me lose weight. What do you think of this? GH, Gainesville, Florida I think it has good potential as part of a bigger plan that includes a Paleo diet and exercise. I always recommend a sensible weight loss plan as opposed to a magic pill. The only problem I foresee is that most people with extra baggage suffer from undiagnosed hypothyroidism, adrenal problems such as cortisol imbalance, or estrogen dominance and no amount of green coffee bean extract will fix that. Nevertheless, I know many of you have rushed out to purchase this pill rather than order blood or urine tests which is the only way to uncover the underlying cause of your weight problems. Im a big fan of Dr. Oz, and Ive had the privilege of being on his show three times. He didnt mention one important fact on the segment, so Im going to share it with you today. First, a little background. Dr. Oz said the most effective green coffee been supplements contain at least 45 percent chlorogenic acid. It is this naturally occurring compound that induces thermogenesis, which speeds metabolism and burns fat. I agree with that and just so you know, tea (black, green or white) and coffee all contain chlorogenic acid; its what imparts these drinks with that familiar, slightly bitter taste. Seriously, and you thought it was caffeine I bet. Chlorogenic acid is interesting. It induces eNOS (endothelial nitric oxide synthase), and that improves erectile dysfunction. One study found that chlorogenic acid (about 140mg/day) lowers blood pressure BP 5.6/3.9 mm Hg. Anyway, if you supplement with green coffee bean extract (or drink coffee and tea) then I need to warn you that chlorogenic acid is a drug mugger of magnesium, iron and zinc: Magnesium deficiency: Heart arrhythmias, depression, muscle cramps, twitches, tics and hypertension. Iron deficiency: Fatigue, pale skin, brittle nails, heart arrhythmias, dizziness, heavy arms and legs, and general weakness. Zinc deficiency: Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), infertility, higher susceptibility to colds/flu, loss of taste, hearing or smell, brain fog, poor wound healing and hair loss. All Im suggesting is that you restore what the drug mugger steals from your body. You can do that with a supplement called Trace Minerals, or Hawaiian spirulina, both of which are sold at any continued on page 39 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


39 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 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, Hi Lizzie, Hi Pryce. I enjoy your column but must comment on the alcohol related column. In ALANON, people learn that they did not cause, can not cure and cannot control another persons substance abuse. ALANON should always be recommended in these cases. You will be giving someone their life back. You may want to attend a few meetings of ALANON or open AA meetings to learn to better advise these concerns. Contacting a grown persons family is not productive, as it only draws in others who cannot cure, or control, the problem. Regardless of the cause, a grown person must learn to bear the consequences of their own choices and decisions. Thanks for reading this. Gal from Sanibel Dear Gal, Thank you for your letter. We are very familiar with ALANON and it is a wonderful organization, and its goals are exactly as you describe. Many family members have been helped by joining this self help group. Our experience has been that some family needs are far greater than a self help group can possibly provide. And their needs are such that they need therapy by professionals with expertise in the field of alcoholism. The mother in this column is very concerned that her mother is exposing the grandson to alcohol and possibly other inappropriate behaviors. These behaviors could ruin the childs life and what the grandmother is doing is also against the law. After professional help has been given and a long range plan designed, joining an ALANON chapter could be a wonderful source of comfort and information. For further information, please contact the ALANON chapter listed in your telephone book at the place where you live. Lizzie and Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Let Our Family ... Take Care of Your FamilyInternal and Family Medicine 6160 Winkler Road Fort M y ers239.482.1010Medical Care Close to Home In South Fort Myers Acce p tin g ne w p atients. Med i ca r e a n d most insurances acce p ted. B ook your a pp ointment today online : Family Medicine 7 780 Cambr i dge Manor Place Fort Myer s 239.275.6778 Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: I am a single mother and I am very concerned about losing my office job. Can worrying make it happen?A: I am sorry you are faced with the stress of losing your job. It is a real dicey time for so many good hard-working people are in the same situation and your concern is very real. Right now, you have to take control as much as you can. Beef up any skills you need to so that you can be as needed on the job as possible. It is good to build as much of positive rapport with others and keep positive working relationships going. You may want to check into some just in case options as back up jobs to make yourself feel a little more secure. Just remember that what we give energy to expands, so it is imperative that you focus on what is working, as opposed to what isnt. Give energy to what is right rather than what is wrong. Get plenty of rest and exercise and go have some fun to take the load off of your worry. If you are concerned about spending money, then have a pot and invite friends over and have a fun gathering. Make yourself a priority and practice taking the very best care of you. From page 38Green Coffee Bean Extracthealth food store or pharmacy. Take it four to six hours away from the green coffee bean extract. Finally, I bet some of you are hung up on the part about coffee and wondering if the drug mugging happens with decaf. Yes it does. The decaffeination process has no bearing on this. Chlorogenic acid is still robbing you of essential minerals, and possibly other nutrients like your B vitamins and intestinal microflora (probiotics). Herbal teas are fine because they are free of chlorogenic acid. This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and is a registered pharmacist. To contact her, visit www. dearpharmacist.com. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY 40 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 CO MPUTER S ERVI C E S LAWN MAINTENAN C E TRAVEL AGENCY 239.472.3171AllWaysTravel@LeighKlein.comCruises, Vacation Packages Leisure & Corporate TravelLeigh Klein OwnerSanibel, FL CO N S TRU C TI O N/REM O DELIN G G ENERAL CO NTRA C T O R Greg Weglarz General Contractor, Inc. Greg Weglarz General Contractor, Inc.Building in Southwest Florida for over 25 YearsDREAMSBUILDING Specializing In Impact Glass WINDOW & DOOR REPLACEMENT(239) 489-0442www.gregweglarz State Certi cation Number CG CA05420NEW CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELINGTREE & LAWN CARE Sanibel Family Owned & Operated Licensed & Insured / www.enviromow.com Complete Landscaping Services Tree Service and Pepper Clearing Lawn Care Landscape Trimming & Pruning Fertilization Weed Maintenance Mulch Applications Property Clean up239-896-6789 Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market No Development Alva 2010 15,5399,995,0008,300,000 232 Alva Alva 1995 7,432 3,488,0003,200,000 232Island ShoresFort Myers Beach2006 5,000 2,000,0001,825,000 265Cape CoralCape Coral1999 3,95 1,490,0001,100,000 175 Grand Ole ManFort Myers Beach1983 2,321 950,000860,000 109 Bonita BayBonita Springs2007 2,730 799,500750,000 264 Verandah Fort Myers2007 4,796 699,000690,000 104Shadow Wood at the BrooksBonita Springs2002 3,021 699,900675,000 264 Verandah Fort Myers2006 2,722 539,900520,000 88 RiverbendNorth Fort Myers2001 2,550 440,000477,000 134Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales From page 36Heat Loadsabout. So, what exactly is this heat load calculation and what sort of function does it serve? A heat load calculation is exactly what the name implies. It determines the amount of heat that is generated inside your home and needs to be removed by your air conditioner. Heat loads are always performed on new construction and remodel projects. It sometimes is performed when replacing a system as well. Its purpose is to determine the proper size of an air conditioning system that will suit your home. You might wonder why not just install the same sized system that was in there before, but that is not a good idea. When a technician is sizing your home for a new comfort system, he has many parameters to consider. When we do heat load calculations, we find that time and time again, systems in many homes are oversized. This is because of the old thought that bigger means better, but in the a/c business, if you dont pay attention to what you actually need in a comfort system, youre asking for trouble. Your home comfort system serves two major functions: to reduce temperature and reduce humidity. As Ive discussed in my recent articles, proper humidity reduction is achieved when air passes through your a/c system a predetermined number of times per hour. If a system is too large, it will bring the temperature down too quickly, lowering the number of air exchanges and will fail to properly dehumidify your home. If a system is oversized and isnt dehumidifying properly, it will provide an excellent environment for microorganisms to grow. So, after this long explanation you may ask, Why do I need to know about heat load calculation? My answer is that you dont have to know how to do it, but you should know what it is. Next time you are shopping for a new system, you can make sure that your air conditioning contractor knows how to properly assess what type of system your home will need. 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.


PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 43 answer on page 4341 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 28, 2012PAINTING Residential & Commercial Painting COLOR SCHEMES on request fromSanibel Home FurnishingsPower Washing Wallpaper Hanging Faux Finishing Free Estimates Interior & Exterior Dependable Reliable Licensed & InsuredLic #S3-11944 With your contract a donation to your favorite charity will be made. 395-3928 Cell: 841-4302 COS METI CS MAGGIE BUTCHER 904 Lindgren Blvd. Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Ph: 239-395-0978 / 317-509-6014 mbutcher@marykay.com Products: www.marykay.com/mbutcher Career information available Gift ideas available NEW! TimeWise Repair Set Turn Back The Clock!REM O DELIN G Custom RemodelingCook & Son, Inc. Kitchen Baths Carpet Tile Hardwood Concrete Restoration Water Proo ng Stucco Plumbing ElectricalCGC1507121 O ce: 472-9137 Cell: 691-8445 CO N S TRU C TI O N Custom Home Building|Remodels Design Service Available Sanibel Owned & OperatedOf ce Phone & Fax 239-472-6711 Joseph Mills Lic. #CBC058789William Mills Lic. #CBC058788 MILLS BROTHERS BUILDING CONTRACTORS C U S T O M H O ME BUILDER We do it all from repairing a door to adding a 2nd FloorNew Construction TooP. O. Box 922 Sanibel, FL 33957 Fax (239) 472-8449DeCorte FourCustom Home Builders, Inc. Ron DeCorte #CBC058483 Ph (239) 472-8446 DeCorteFour.com


42 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 28, 2012PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY P OO L S ERVI C E & REPAIR Islands Premier Pool Service Professional Weekly Service Fast Expert Equipment Repair and Replacement Specializing in Gulfstream Pool Heaters239-699-6279 Deep-EndPool Service25 years experience Lic # CPC1457386TREE & LAWN CARE Jesus Hernandez J LAWN CARE & TREE SERVICE482-7350 12 years serving San-Cap & Ft. MyersLandscaping Tree Service Stump Grinding Landscape Design Ponds Landscape Refurbishing Pepper Clearing Lbtn Cbfr Db Licensed & Insured Free Estimateswww.jesuslawncare.comEMAIL: jesuslawncare@gmail.com FI S HIN G C HARTERLight Tackle Sport Fishing Tarpon Snook Red sh & More p CAPT. MAT CAPT. MAT T T MI MI TCHELL TCHELL USCG USCG Licensed Licensed & Insured & InsuredC: (239) 340-8651www.captmattmitchell.com email: captmattmitchell@aol.com NEW H O ME S REM O DELIN G & ADDITI O N S New Homes Consulting Remodeling Contracting P.O. Box 143 Sanibel Island, FL Phone: 239-472-2601 Fax: 239-472-6506 CO MPUTER S /TE C HN O L OG Y INTERI O R DE S I G N 2330 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel, FL 33957 (239) 395-2525 Fax (239) 395-2373 Toll Free: 1-866-395-2525 beachfloordecor@aol.comVerticals Mini Blinds Draperies Wallpaper Furniture Ceramic Wood Appliances Interior Painting Custom Cabinets Upholstery Kitchen & Bath RemodelingSanibel Design CenterPam Ruth V.P. Interior Design (Cell) 239-850-4128 G LA SS Stevens & Sons GlassReplacement Impact Windows & Sliding Doors, Mirrors, Tub & Shower Enclosures, Store Fronts, Porch Enclosures, French Doors, Plate Glass2416 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Phone: (239) 472-0032 Fax: (239) 472-0680Insured Licensed# S2-11975Specialists in impact condo complex replacement C OMPUTERS Crispy Prosciutto and Avocado Crostini 4 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, torn into 3-inch pieces 1 medium baguette, sliced into 1/2 inch-thick rounds Extra virgin olive oil for brushing 2 cloves garlic 2 avocados, halved, pitted, and peeled Salt Freshly ground pepper Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Arrange prosciutto in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake until crisp; let cool. Arrange baguette slices on a baking sheet and brush with oil. Bake until light golden brown around edges. Rub bread with garlic cloves. Mash avocados with a fork and season with salt and pepper. Spread avocado on baguette slices. Top each with a piece of prosciutto and serve. Yields 24 servings. Crispy Prosciutto and Avocado Crostini


PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY 43 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 PUZZLE ANSWERS SUDOKU KING CROSSWORD MAGIC MAZE SUPER CROSSWORD SCRAMBLERS UPUPH O L S TERY A Friendly Personalized Service From Owner-Operator Steven CservenyakPARAMOUNT DECORATOR & UPHOLSTERYsince 1974 Complete line of quality upholstery work by European CraftsmanWe work with the finest imported silk, satin, damask, brocades, velvets, hand-loomed crewel, embroidered tapestries from Italy, Belgium & India.Antique Furniture Restoration We also do boat cushions & down feather cushions472-8086 735 Donax Street, Sanibel IslandCONTRACTORS CONSTRUCTION CO.HOME BUILDINGA full service contractor dedicated to exceptional quality at a reasonable price.Voted Best of the Islands For Ten YearsIsland Resident Lic. #CGC056909Hurricane Protection Consultant(239)472-0200Michael J. ValiquetteGENERAL CONTRACTOR New Construction Remodeling Commercialwww.sandcastle-homes.comTREE AND LAWN TREE AND LAWN 25 years experience Grass, Shrubs & Tree ServiceYou will LOVE our prices and quality of workLicensed & Insured (Annual Accounts Only)Pats Lawn & Tree ServiceCall 239.466.4409 for more info LAWN MAINTENAN C E PER SO NAL A SS I S TANT btn frrrt rntr-rnt nrnt nrt-n nr rrr rntt!"#$%&&$'%'' 239-395-1213LAWN S ERVI C E Mow-Trim-Landscape Sprinkler Repair Pressure Washing PET S ITTIN G Island Pet SittingKelly TyrrellIsland Resident395-9999kellyatyrrell@me.com


CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE MONDAY AT NOON44 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED WANTED TO BUY BOATS CANOES KAYAKS REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE COMMERCIAL SPACE VACATION RENTAL3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 231 or volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 10/28 NC TFN SCAN CODE FOR A FREE LIST OF ALL ISLAND PROPERTIESFOR SALEVISITwww.FreeSanibelList.comPfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL239-472-0004RS 6/17 BM TFNCASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 9/7 CC 9/28 LIME TREE CENTER CONDO UNIT FOR SALEFOR SALE Commercial condo in 5-unit complex centrally located on Periwinkle Way. Can be used for of ce or retail. Motivated to sell. $225,000. Call Janie Howland, Realtor, VIP Realty. 239-850-6419. RS 9/7 CC 11/23 DOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/30 NC TFN LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511 RR 7/20 CC TFN NEAR BEACH PRIVATE HOME 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH3 bedroom, 2 bath Home with heated pool, in quiet Sanibel neighborhood. Seasonal and monthly rentals. 239-472-0692 or www.4sanibel.com. RS 10/14 CC TFN Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277 RS 10/9 BM TFN ATRIUM CONDO RENTAL2 bedroom/2 bath updated condo. Gulf Front, pool & tennis. 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 SOLDHOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Full Range of Services Excellent Organizational Skills Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call 239-472-8875RS 10/1 BM TFN PUESTA DEL SOL CLEANING SERVICEResidential Commercial Medical Banks Local/seasonal references/free estimate Low prices with free laundry!! Puestadelsolcleaning.com 239-770-4008 Juliasalazar3@hotmail.com 239-878-4472 RS 9/14 CC 10/5 COMPANION SERVICE Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service, LLC Medical appointments, general transportation, shopping, light meal preparations, and light cleaning. Our services are customized to meet our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or for an emergency call 239-472-0556. RS 10/3 BM TFN HELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047 NS 11/13 NC TFN SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971 RR 5/18 BM TFN HOUSE CAREWhile you are away by retired architect, Sanibel resident. Call 395-1649. RS 11/13 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 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.comRS 9/21 PC 9/21 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 OPEN HOUSEOPEN HOUSE West Gulf Drive Sunday, September 30th, 10am 2pm 4203 Dingman Drive Sanibel Simply the Best... Gorgeous Renovation 4 BR, 3 BA Chuck Bergstrom, 239-209-6500 Island Resident, Realtor NS9/28 BM 9/28 RS 9/14 NC 9/28 DUNES TOWNHOUSE Dunes; spacious townhouse with 3+bdrms./3 baths avail. btwn. Dec 1st March 1st; Vaulted ceilings, screened in porches, gracious living area and 2 car garage. View is of propertys swim pool and tennis court. Steps to Bay & moments to beach. Cable TV, Wi internet, tel. and central AC. avail. for a 1-3 month rental. Rates based on $800. $1,400. wkly. rates Call owners directly at 508-965-3751 or e-mail: murray.camp@rcn.comNS 9/28 CC 9/28


45 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS ANNUAL RENTAL FICTITIOUS NAME FOR SALE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITYHUGE 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 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 10/05 100% ownership of equipment 13.5% Fixed Annual Cap Rate Secured High Income 100% Tax deduction Equipment starts at $9,750 Lock in 13.5% Rate 3yr 7yr 10yr800-588-4143americansynergycapital.com RS 9/28 CC 9/28 RAIL FREIGHT INDUSTRY IS BOOMING!OWN FREIGHT EQUIPMENT GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION SANIBEL ESTATE SALE 28 + 29Almost new furniture, fridge, bikes & garden tools, lots more, great bargins, must sell! 4791 rue Helene, Chateaux Sur Mer, 1 mile beyond school, San-Cap Rd, 8amNS 9/28 CC 9/28 GARAGE YARD SALEPatio Sale Sun Sept 30 8-10 am 704 Cardium Street Lloyd anders outdoor furniture, 8 pieces! Sun bicycles. NS 9/28 CC 9/28 FICTITIOUS NAMENOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under The ctitious name of JM International, located in Lee County, Florida, with an address of 8750 Gladiolus Drive, Ste 11-233, Fort Myers Florida 33908 has registered said name with The Division of Corporations of the Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated the 17th day of September 2012. Joyce Marie DardinskiNS 9/28 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 9/28 CC 9/28 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 RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311RS 3/30 BM 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 ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBELHOMES Dunes, Lake Front 3/3+den UF $2,500/mo. Walk to beach, 2/2 F. charming $1,500/mo. CONDOMINIUMS Across from Beach, 2/2 F. Pool/tennis @ $1,400/mo Updated 2/2.5 F Townhome, $1,500/moj Gulf Front, 2/2+den, designer furnished Pool, tennis, Beach $4,000/mo.472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/OwnerServing The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975 RS 9/28 BM TFN 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!


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) . . . . . . 472-232946 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 Pets Of The Week Hello, my name is Amelia and I am a 3-year-old spayed female reddish brown Labrador/Staffordshire Terrier mix. I think I am a tiny lap dog. I love people and I want to be right next to you for extra hugs and kisses. I am also like other dogs and even cats. My favorite things are going for walks and taking afternoon naps. Unfortunately, I lost my sight but can get around like every other dog. I am currently in a foster home until I find my fur-ever home. Please consider me for your family. If you would like to arrange a meeting with me, please send an email to kennel@ leegov.com. During Animal Services Back To School Adoption Special, you can draw a coupon for $20 to $50 off my regular adoption fee of $75. Howdy, my name is Squirt and I am a 3-month-old male domestic short hair. I am white with a gray smudge on my head Im just a little squirt whos on the prowl for a perfect home. I came to the shelter with my littermates and theyve all been adopted so I would sure like my turn. Maybe no one has picked me because sometimes one of my eyes tears up, but I dont have a cold and it doesnt seem to affect me... so wont you please give me a chance? During Animal Services Back To School Adoption Special, you can draw a coupon for $20 to $50 off my already reduced 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. Squirt ID# 540996 Amelia ID# 514257 photos by squaredogphoto.comFrom page 8Center 4 LifeBarbara 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 (game time changes to 1 p.m. beginning Monday, October 29). Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for nonmembers. 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.




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