Island sun


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Island sun
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Island sun (Sanibel, Fla.)
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Lorin Visek & Ken Rasi
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Vol. 1, no. 1 (July 2, 1993)-
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AUGUST SUNRISE/SUNSET: 6:53 8:16 6:54 8:16 6:54 8:15 6:55 8:14 6:55 8:14 6:56 8:13 6:56 8:12 VOL. 22, NO. 6 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA AUGUST 1, 2014 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands Read Us Online at PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FT MYERS, FL PERMIT #5718 Postal Customer ECRWSS Bald Eagle ReleaseAmerican bald eagle (patient 13-3005) was admitted to CROW on November 4, 2013 from a residential home on Captiva. The bird appeared to be in distress after flying into the lanai area and became stuck in the pool. CROW volunteers were dispatched to the site to perform both the rescue and the transport to the wildlife hospital. Upon admission, the medical staff didnt noticed any fractured bones, but there was extensive soft tissue damage to the wings, resulting in missing flight feathers. The eagle recovered well, but needed to remain in CROWs care until the feathers grew in and the patient was test-flighted in one of the rehabilitation enclosures. The bird was released back into the wild on July 17 near the original rescue site on Captiva. The American bald eagle during its release on Captiva two weeks ago Captiva Holiday Village Schedule Of EventsThe hoteliers, merchants, attraction owners and restaurateurs of Captiva Island are getting into the holiday spirit and busily preparing for the 5th annual Captiva Holiday Village. There will be special hotel packages available. The three-weekend-long Captiva Holiday Village launches its 2014 spectacular the Friday after Thanksgiving with fireworks, tree lightings, holiday readings and musical performances. Each special-themed weekend will be a fun-filled extravaganza of sight and sound, set against the backdrop of the Gulf of Mexico and evening sunsets. During the event weekends, visitors will see everything from decorated golf cart and lighted boat parades to Junkanoo dancers, live music and even a Marching Mullet Parade. Last years event raised $50,000 for the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. Captiva is a remarkable island village and known as a magnet for creative people, said Paul McCarthy of Captiva Cruises. Its famous for its beautiful beaches, wildlife-filled waters, familyfriendly atmosphere and a quirky, relaxed way of life. This island is a perfect place to unwind from holiday stress. Coastal Living Magazine recently named Captiva the Happiest Seaside Town in Florida. According to the magazine, The slender barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico west of Fort Myers has pale, powdery sands graced with more than 250 types of seashells. Its never too early to begin preparing for our boat and golf cart parades, said 2014 Golf Cart Parade Chair Denice Beggs. These are such unique and fun events for locals and visitors to be involved in, and the competition has really increased with many participants planning their decorations a year in advance. Each year, Captiva visitors and locals try to outdo each other by extravagantly decorating their personal or rented golf carts in lights, garland, hats and even plastic flamingos. Fun, festive and sometimes gaudy outfits go along with the tradition. The golf cart parade begins at South Seas Island Resort at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 6 and is limited to the first 100 entries. All entries must incorporate a holiday theme. The parade route travels from South Seas to Andy Rosse Lane then loops around Chapin Lane and Wiles Drive and back past the Green Flash restaurant before returning to South Seas. A portion of the $20 entrance fee will benefit the SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundation. Prizes will be awarded for the best entries. The boat parade will take place at 6 continued on page 5 Permit Approved For Wulfert Pointe Estatesby Jeff LysiakDuring Tuesdays planning commission session, commissioners granted a development permit and preliminary plat approval for Wulfert Pointe Estates, a major subdivision consisting of 34 single-family lots and dwelling units, along with a tract for private roadways with drainage and utility easements, several tracts for conservation, and the dedication of additional public right-of-way along Sanibel-Captiva and Wulfert roads. Formerly known as Phase III of Sanibel Bayous Subdivision-Northside of SanibelCaptiva Road, the 76.2-acre property is adjacent to the southernmost extension of Wulfert Road. In 2004, the subdivision was approved to develop up to 35 singlefamily lots and dwelling units, which was amended in the application submitted on behalf of property owner Sanibel Bayous Development Corporation, represented by attorney Beverly Grady. During his staff report, planning director Jimmy Jordan noted that his department and the applicant had worked out several compromises, and that a recommendation for approval would be subject to 24 conditions. Grady voiced no objections over any of the conditions. Among the conditions were the dedication of a 13,600-square-foot public park/ recreation area to the city; dedication of a 50-foot wide maintenance easement abutting the western boundary of the property (between Sanibel-Captiva Road and Mud Pond) to the city for access to the Clam Bayou box culvert; and dedication to the city of an easement for viewing and preservation of the historical Oliver F. Bowen gravesite. Commissioner Chuck Ketteman, who owns a residence in the neighboring Sanctuary subdivision, expressed his concern over increased traffic an additional 34 homes would place upon Wulfert Road, especially for vehicles making lefthanded turns onto Sanibel-Captiva Road. After some additional discussion, chair Michael Valiquette made a motion to approve the permit and plat, which was seconded by vice chair Dr. Phillip Marks. Commissioners granted both requests with a 7 to 0 vote. This is a remarkable, good cooperative effort, added Marks, praising the work of both city staff and the applicants representatives. This project has been impacted by hurricanes, eagle nesting and economic conditions.




3 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 1, 2014 Trouper Helps Teach Respect For Animalsby Jeff LysiakHow many 5-year-olds have been featured as the main character in an award-winning book, have their own business cards, newsletter, Facebook page and fan clubs from as far away as Sweden? For Trouper, the blind raccoon who is certainly Southwest Floridas best known animal ambassador, all of those accomplishments pale in comparison to his current mission: teaching both children and adults that the best way to protect wildlife is to respect wildlife. Last Friday morning, Trouper, his caretaker Dot Lee, and his biographer Kyle Miller came to CROWs Visitor Education Center on Sanibel, where they hosted a fun and informative Wonders of Wildlife presentation. Ive handed out more than 10,000 of his business cards he has quite an effect on people, said Miller, who spoke to a group of more than 30 people. Theres even a Super Trouper Fan Club started by some of his fans in Sweden. The docile raccoon, whose favorite foods include chicken nuggets, sweet potato fries and cantaloupe, sat in Lees lap during most of the hour-long presentation. Miller shared the many details of Troupers heart-wrenching story, from his inspiring rescue, recovery and relocation from North Carolina to Florida, to his ongoing mission as an animal ambassador. A lot of people think that raccoons automatically have rabies, but thats somewhat of a misnomer very rarely do they have it, Miller told her audience. But you should never go near a wild raccoon. They can be dangerous, destructive and carry diseases. Of course, Troupers personality could charm even the most skeptical adults in attendance. And the children, of course, couldnt wait to have their picture taken with him. During their demonstration, Lee and Trouper showed everyone his exercise routine. Lee also pointed out that raccoons like humans have four fingers and a thumb on each hand. I named him Trouper because the word means one who never gives up one who continues to fight, no matter what the odds are, said Lee, who cradled her furry best friend in her arms. According to Miller, who authored the local best-selling book, Trouper The True Adventures Of A Blind Raccoon: The Beginning, also shared the importance of facilities like CROW, and its mission for saving wildlife through stateof-the-art veterinary care, research, education and conservation. The idea for Troupers Teachings came to me one night when I was in bed. And the letters of his name just sort of rained down on me T for Teach. Teach Respect for animals at every Opportunity for the Understanding of why its important to Protect wildlife and their Environment, with each of us taking Responsibility for the choices we make, she explained. Miller also called two young volunteers up with her, to demonstrate the STOP technique for whenever they may encounter an animal out in the wild: S Slowly back up and never touch the animal T Tell an adult, like a parent, guardian, policeman or fireman, so they can O Observe the animal to decide if it needs help or not. The adult will make the P Phone call to the appropriate rescue service. Troupers popularity is evidenced in his appearances and presentations at area schools, libraries, churches and festivals. In fact, his 5th birthday party hosted by CROW this past April drew a crowd of more than 125 people as well as fellow animal ambassador Stanley, a Virginia opossum. One of Troupers biggest fans is vocalist Jackie Evancho, whose operatic recordings are a favorite for the captivating critter. After word that the raccoon enjoyed listening to the teenage singers CDs reached Evancho, the young songstress requested a signed copy of Troupers book. A week after the book was mailed to the singer, Lee received a package containing all of Evanchos albums. What Trouper does is teach children and adults to respect and protect all animals, added Lee. Our goal today is allowing you all to see the beauty in this special animal. For more information, visit www. August Workshops At FISH Of SanibelFISH of Sanibel-Captiva, Inc. announced the following upcoming workshops for the month of August: Budgeting Class Monday, August 4, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the FISH Walk-In Center. Held in partnership with Celia Hill, Lee County Home Extension, participants will learn basic tips on how to keep your budget on track. Affordable Healthcare Act Q&A Friday, August 8, Noon to 2 p.m. at the FISH Walk-In Center. A healthcare navigator will be available to assist participants with questions and sign-ups.continued on page 7 Dot Lee and Trouper offered a Wonders of Wildlife presentation at CROWs Visitor Education Center last Friday morning photos by Jeff Lysiak Dot Lee took in the injured raccoon when it was only eight weeks old Dot Lee and Trouper pose for a picture with Eric and Ava Daugherty, visiting from The Woodlands, Texas Trouper snacks on small chunks of turkey


ISLAND SUN AUGUST 1, 20144 Island Seniors At The Center 4 LifeMeet your friends and make some new at the Center 4 Life. Browse through the following activities, then stop by to sign up: Trash & Treasures Sale will be back in November The center is now accepting donations of clean, gentlyused items. Drop off at the Center 4 Life Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. No books, clothes, shoes, computers or TVs. If you have any questions, call Island Seniors, Inc. at 4725743. Page Turners with Ann Rodman If you would like to be on the Page Turners list, email annrodman@aol. com or contact the Center 4 Life. On Wednesday, August 13, the featured book is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. Bring your lunch and view the movie at 12:30 p.m. At 2:30 p.m., there will be a discussion of both the book and movie. World Famous Mote Aquarium in Sarasota Wednesday, September 24. Cost is $55 for members and $65 for non-members. Register by September 15. Sunset Social on the Sanibel Causeway Tuesday, August 12 at 6:30 p.m. Members and guests are welcome. Contact the center if you are interested in participating and for directions to the viewing area. Bring an appetizer to share and a beach chair. Weather permitting. Watercolor & Collage with Bea Pappas Fridays, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Work from a still life in watercolor. You will also learn an easy approach to collage, both figurative and abstract. Collage can be worked from torn magazines, found papers, which includes book pages or handmade papers. Contact the center for supply list. Cost per session is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Games Bridge Monday and Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for non-members. Prizes will be awarded. Mahjongg Thursday at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for non-members. Prizes are awarded. Tuesday Kayaking August 5 at 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. Island Seniors, Inc. will provide kayaks, paddles and life jackets. Bring water, a small snack, sun lotion, bug spray, sunglasses, towel, hat and change of clothing. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Advance registration is required. Fitness Classes Classes are available and all ages are welcome. Cost is $3.50 for members and $6 for non-members. Annual membership is $20. Sanibel Recreation Center members must show their membership card to attend. Happy Hour Fitness Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m. This class keeps your brain fit and your heart, lungs and muscles strong with a combination of aerobics and muscle conditioning exercises and balance. Hand weights, stretch cords and your body weight will be used. Class begins with a joke and ends with a positive thought for the day. Silvia Villanueva is the instructor. Essential Total Fitness Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 a.m. Cardio, muscle strengthening and flexibility training with hand weights, stretch cords, chairs and stability balls. Mahnaz Bassiri is the instructor. Power Hour Fitness Tuesday and Thursday at 8 a.m. Hand weights, stretch cords, stability balls and mats are used. Improve core strength and balance. Mahnaz Bassiri is the instructor. Gentle Yoga 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. Patricia Gennity is the instructor. For more information on programs or to join Island Seniors, call 472-5743 or stop by the Center 4 Life, 2401 Library Way on Sanibel. Lee County Spirit Of Sanibel resident and World War II veteran Robert Hilliard will be among the featured speakers at this years Lee County Spirit of celebration in Fort Myers on Sunday, August 10. This local celebration is part of the national honoring of World War II veterans and will be held at the Kelly Greens Golf and Country Club, 12300 Kelly Greens Boulevard in Fort Myers. The event includes free dinners for WWII veterans and their spouses, and will be available for $20 per person to all others. Dinner starts at 4:15 p.m., and a tribute to our veterans will begin at 5:45 p.m. The ceremony includes a color guard, guest speakers, wreath service, a poppy service, an Honor Guard to fire off three volleys and more. State Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto as well as representation from Senator Marco Rubios office are among the few in political office that will be there to show their support. The event will join similar groups across the nation in playing Taps in remembrance of those World War II servicemen and women no longer with us. Reservations must be made no later than Tuesday, August 5. For further information or to make a reservation, contact the Lee County chairman to Spirit of Eryka Aptaker, at 800-5275395 ext. 852. American Legion Post 123On Sunday, August 3, American Legion Post 123 will serve spaghetti and meatballs all day long. On Sunday, August 10, stop by Post 123 for barbeque ribs and chicken served from 1 to 8 p.m. Every Monday, 9-ball pool tournament action begins at 6 p.m. On Wednesdays, the legion offers Hump Day specials. Texas Holdem is played Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. and Saturdays from 4:30 to 10 p.m. Players are welcome and must be members. Every Friday, a six-ounce ribeye steak sandwich is available all day. There are daily specials as well as the popular halfpound burgers. Food is served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The public is welcome. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. American Legion Post 123 is located at mile marker 3 on Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 4729979. Lee Republican Women Monthly LuncheonThe Lee County Republican Womens Club (chartered) will hold its monthly luncheon meeting at the Crowne Plaza, located at 1305 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers, on Tuesday, August 12. Social hour/registration will begin at 11:30 a.m., with the lunch/ program beginning at noon. Featured speakers at the meeting will be State Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto and Dr. Michael Dreikorn. Cost to attend the luncheon is $18 per person. The deadline for reservations is August 8 and are required to attend. For more information and to make a reservation, call 574-2571. JULY SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE Friends Who Care & ShopOnSanibel Merchants Ask you to help us help our Sanibel & Captiva Neighbors in Need Please donate today! To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Read us online at


5 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 1, 2014 TRUST As the largest independent Trust Company in Southwest Florida, we combine personal service with world class investment management to create a superior client experience. Founded in 2001, we maintain the highest standards of safety and soundness. Client portfolios are separately managed and individually tailored to your total return, cash ow, and legacy needs. Experience the benets of private wealth management.Wealth Management | Trust Administration | Estate PlanningYour nancial future should rest in the hands of a company with the integrity and experience to preserve and grow your assets. From page 1Captiva Holiday Village Schedulep.m. on Saturday, December 13 just outside Roosevelt Channel, Marker #2. The route will follow Roosevelt Channel to Tween Waters Inn and back. There is no entry fee for the boat parade and prizes will be given for the best-decorated vessels. A minimum of 100 lights is required for entry but more are encouraged. Best Boat Club & Rentals at South Seas Island Resort will rent boats to resort guests if they want to decorate and participate in the parade. Captiva Island resorts, inns, cottages and vacation homes are also offering lodging specials in conjunction with this years event. To learn more about Captiva Holiday Village, visit www.CaptivaHolidayVillage. com. The 2014 event schedule: Friday, November 28 Tree Lighting and Fireworks at Tween Waters Inn Saturday, November 29 South Seas Tree Lighting and Childrens Classic Holiday Reading Sunset Arias at Tween Waters Inn Friday, December 5 Sunset Arias at Tween Waters Inn Sanibel Luminary Sanibel-Captiva Conservation continued page 35 Tween Waters aglow for the holidays Captiva Holiday Village, Tween Waters 2013 Caroling at Chapel by the Sea


ISLAND SUN AUGUST 1, 20146 Island Winds CoiffuresHAIR SALON FOR WOMEN & MEN 695 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel Promenade 472-2591"Let us Pamper You!"LINDA MARISA JEANNE JOSEPHINE FEATURING FACIAL THREADING BY JOSEPHINE FEATURING FACIAL THREADING BY JOSEPHINE( b btnf) NEW CUSTOMERS ALWAYS WELCOME!Featuring Manicures Pedicures Cuts Color Perms 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Monday-Saturday 10am a ySatur d ay 10a m e craft y m Tropical Fabrics Tropical Fabrics Novelty Yarn Novelty Yarn Quilting Quilting Notions Notions Beads Beads Scrapbook Papers Scrapbook Papers Childrens Crafts Childrens Crafts Art Supplies Art Supplies Shell Crafts Shell Crafts Gifts Gifts Find us on Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! WEDNESDAYS AND THURSDAYS ARE MAKEITANDTAKEIT CRAFT ACTIVITY DAYS! WEDNESDAYS AND THURSDAYS ARE MAKEITANDTAKEIT CRAFT ACTIVITY DAYS! Sanibel-Captiva Art League San-Cap Art League Show The islands offer extensive comfort and creative challenge to the artists who visit and live here. The hourly color variations of the sky, gulf, beach and bay are expressed in the watercolors, acrylics, oils and digital imagery by Sanibel-Captiva Art League members while they paint in their own studios, at the weekly paint-out or at workshops. Their work includes over 50 paintings in a variety of subjects and media and can be viewed in the annual Members Summer Exhibit in the Sanibel Public Library on Dunlop Road. Residents and visitors are invited to visit and see the variety of permanent and on-loan displays located throughout the library. In the library entrance are notable collections of fossil and specimen shells. The newly enlarged library has a large selection of books, CDs, DVDs, periodicals, as well as computer, Internet and eBook availability. continued on page 7 Daphne Hammond Marion Hall Jim Bird Jaye Boswell Kathy Taylor Rita McLain


7 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 1, 2014 A Sanibel Tradition for 38 Years Neptunes Most Glorious Treasures... Created in Gold with Diamonds, Enamel & Inlays of Colorful Opal Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellI cant believe we are barely half-way through the summer and school in Florida is going to start up again in just a few short weeks. Kids on the island have really taken advantage of the buzz of summer activities during their time off from academics. Enrichment camps of all sorts abound on Sanibel during the summer and one of the most popular is BIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp. We wanted to know how things were going over at BIG ARTS, not only with summer camp, but for this seasons offerings, so we invited Lee Ellen Harder, executive director of BIG ARTS, and Bobby Logue, production manager of the Strauss Theater, to come for breakfast and give us an update. They brought along Chris Bright, technical director of BA. Harder told us that this year was one of the most successful summer camp programs to date and attributed that to camp director Jenn Williams and her creativelythemed weekly camp sessions. The kids got the chance to immerse themselves in the spirit of the themes. Last weeks theme was Mission is Possible-with Art and the kids were enthralled with how to make a movie. How cool is that; making a movie scripts, sets, costumes, producing, directing, sound and video production (Bright was there to supervise). Next weeks theme, Under the Big Top, will provide Rotarian Brian Boyd, a professional magician, and his assistant Gina the opportunity to teach magic at the camp. Watch out parents, someone might learn how to make that pesky sibling disappear! Harder told us that Williams did such a great job with the camp that she has been asked to join the permanent staff at BIG ARTS. Her new position will be house manager. Harder did a quick rundown of the programming at this upcoming season. Of course, some of your favorite activities will continue; the workshops and Winter Academy (now open for enrollment), writers groups, The Forum, Monday night films, Not for Monday Night Series and Wednesdays at the movies. Live performances scheduled this year include Americas favorite cowboys Ryder in the Sky, a Motown group, comedy by Second City TV, 3rd Coast Percussion, and classical and dance performances. Full listings will be available in the seasonal brochure. Tickets will go fast to many of these events so dont hesitate before purchasing your tickets. This seasons lineup is going to be popular. Logue introduced the lineup at the Strauss Theater. The one big change this year is that all productions will be done in-house and the running length of each production will be shorter than in previous years. Season opens with musical productions of DIVAS in November followed by the popular holiday celebration show. Coming next year will be Freuds Last Session, The Fourth Wall, and Godspell. Community Theater productions will be two stage readings and one full production of Sylvia. Information on these shows will be included in the BIG ARTS season brochure. In April of 2015, the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary is planning a fundraiser to be held at BIG ARTS to benefit the Human Trafficking Awareness Partnership, Inc. (founded on Sanibel), the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village and BIG ARTS. That is definitely where we will be working closely with Bright for technical direction. The fundraiser will be held on April 19 in BIG ARTS Schein Hall. There will be a live stage production of Unsinkable Women, Stories and Songs from the Titanic, created and performed by New York actress Deborah Jean Templin. Templin will portray the lives of women whose lives were forever changed by the sinking of the Titanic on April 15, 1912. Tickets will be available at BIG ARTS in October. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club, 949 Sand Castle Road. If you have any questions regarding Rotary, e-mail President Scot Congress at From page 7FISH WorkshopsMom and Toddlers Group Monday, August 11, 10 to 11 a.m. at the FISH Walk-In Center. A fun and educational group for parents. Friendly Faces Lunch Tuesday, August 12, 11:30 a.m. at George & Wendys Seafood Grille. Visit with FISH staff, volunteers and board. Cost is $8 per person, all inclusive. RSVP to Sally Ennis or call 395-8821. Exact cash requested. Bobby Logue Lee Ellen HarderFrom page 6Art LeagueFor more information about the art league, write to San-Cap Art League, PO Box 1192, Sanibel FL 33957 or log on to Randon Eddy Joan Mikelsons


ISLAND SUN AUGUST 1, 20148 email email 239-671-6112 239-671-6112 Drop-off and pick-up for repairs Drop-off and pick-up for repairs and services is at Tuttles Sea and services is at Tuttles Sea Shell Shop, 362 Periwinkle Way Shell Shop, 362 Periwinkle Way on Sanibels east end. on Sanibels east end. by Ron and Fran Dioguardi by Ron and Fran Dioguardi (formerly of Renes Fine Jewelry) (formerly of Renes Fine Jewelry) Metals In Art (MIA) is happy to see the Metals In Art (MIA) is happy to see the arrival of Sanibels sea turtles. With that, arrival of Sanibels sea turtles. With that, we created a 2014 remembrance pendant we created a 2014 remembrance pendant consisting of a 1.40ct. fancy Russian consisting of a 1.40ct. fancy Russian yellow sapphire laying on a 21.68ct. yellow sapphire laying on a 21.68ct. watermelon tourmaline with a bubble watermelon tourmaline with a bubble gum center encased in forest green with gum center encased in forest green with a .05ct. diamond moon watching over the a .05ct. diamond moon watching over the 18kt gold turtle, enclosed with a bezel of 18kt gold turtle, enclosed with a bezel of .999 ne silver. This is a signature series .999 ne silver. This is a signature series one-of-a-kind piece. $2,499 one-of-a-kind piece. $2,499 e Sea Turtle Is Here e Sea Turtle Is Here IS Island Graphics of Sanibel LLC, 2011 Show your colors!This bumper sticker has a green color to emphasize that almost 70% of Sanibel is in conservation land and a whimsical heart to signify our island lifestyle. The peel o back has information about Sanibel that you may not know. They are available at: Baileys General Store Island Pharmacy Jerrys Foods MacIntosh Books Suncatchers Dream Traders Tuttles Sea Horse Shop 1456 Periwinkle Way, Suite B 239-472-0288QWIKPACK & SHIP The Village Barber Shop(239) 395-38002340 Periwinkle Way Unit D1www.TribecaSalonSanibel.comMens Cut$20 Featuring Original Paintings by David Ruhe630 Tarpon Bay Rd(near the Over Easy Cafe)Summer Hours : Monday thru Saturday 10am to 239-395-1350 302.569.2399 Sanibel & Captiva Sanibel & Captiva Ms. Gina Ms. Gina Call Your Call Your PIANO TEACHER PIANO TEACHER Fun to Learn Fun to Learn Western Day At Summer CampThe campers at the Childrens Education Center of the Islands had a fun-filled week with the theme Lets Pretend! Children dressed up as cowboys and cowgirls and ate smores on Western Day. On PJ Day, the campers came to school in their pajamas and ate pancakes. The children also had a blast during Pirate Day and Sports Day on water days. The Childrens Education Center of the Islands is a non-profit preschool offering full time and part time classes for children ages 2 to 5. The center offers Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) for free from the hours of 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Friday. The preschool is currently accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year beginning August 18. For more information, stop 350 Casa Ybel Road or call 472-4538. The campers at the Childrens Education Center of the Islands got into the spirit of Western Day with cowboy hats and a Yeehaw Emma Murray-Spencer, Dillon Barron and Hazel DeCosta all dressed up for Western Day


9 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 1, 2014 *O er valid 08/01/14 08/08/14, Not valid with any other promotions, not valid on previous purchases, must present coupon The Circus Is Coming To TownOn August 6 and 7, the 2014 edition of the Loomis Bros. Circus comes to the Lee Civic Center. There will be two big shows at 5 and 8 p.m. both days. Circus producer and renowned Ringmaster Justin Loomis promises the best circus to ever play the area, featuring an all new production with the finest acrobatic and thrill acts from around the globe, royal bengal and white Siberian tigers, and the world famous Loomis Bros. Circus performing elephants. All seating is general admission and doors open one hour prior to scheduled show time. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at and on the day of show with cash only at the on-site box office. The Lee Civic Center is located at 11831 Bayshore Road in North Fort Myers. The 2014 edition of the Loomis Bros. Circus features an all new production Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email


ISLAND SUN AUGUST 1, 201410 Valiquette Resigns As Chair Of Commissionby Jeff LysiakMichael Valiquette, who has served on Sanibels Planning Commission for nearly a dozen years, including his current role as chairman, announced on Tuesday that he would be stepping down following the August 12 meeting. Valiquette, longtime owner of Sandcastle Construction and founder of the PURRE Water Coalition, told his fellow commissioners that his decision to resign his post was not an easy one. We think that its a time in our lives to start a new chapter a new season, said Valiquette, who in April received the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce. I prefer to break the news here, out of respect for my colleagues. According to Valiquette, who moved to Sanibel in 1990, he and his family sold their home on July 26, the same day their offer for a home in Celebration, Florida was accepted. With a closing date for his island property scheduled for August 15, since he no longer will be a Sanibel resident, Valiquette will not be eligible to continue serving on the planning commission. Vice Mayor Doug Congress, who was standing at the podium in preparation of delivering his council liaison report, said that Valiquette was a tremendous asset to this commission and to this community. Planning department staff member Roy Gibson thanked the chairman for his contributions to the city and dedication to the Sanibel Plan. Valiquette, whose island construction business closed last month, said he has no plans to retire and may open a similar business in the Celebration area. It was an economic decision that brought us to Sanibel, and its an economic decision that is assisting with our decision to leave, he added. We quickly realized that there wasnt a good reason for us to live here and work there. Fellow commissioners praised Valiquette for his work on behalf of the community. Chuck Ketteman, who will be absent during the August 12 farewell meeting, praised Valiquette for his focus on doing the right things for the island. Ive been here for the past six years, and I enjoy the work that we do, said Tom Krekel. Ill give you credit, because thats mostly because of you. Valiquette confirmed his resignation with city attorney Ken Cuyler, who requested an official notice of resignation be emailed to him. His replacement on the commission will be determined by the city council; Valiquettes term expires on January 12, 2016. Variance Granted For New Boat Liftby Jeff LysiakA variance to install a boat lift adjacent to an existing boat dock at a Castaways Estates property was granted by the planning commission at the meeting on Tuesday. Peter C. Herbuck and Pamela M. Mascio, owners of the Pine Tree Drive residence, submitted an application for a variance to Sanibels Land Development Code, which would not allow a boat lift to be added to the existing boat dock at a distance greater than the maximum allowed 20 percent of the waterway width. Because of the significant amount of existing mangroves along the shoreline of the subject property, the installation of a boat lift anywhere except along the waterward side of the existing dock would have a deleterious impact to the mangroves, the staff report states, in part. Any redesign or relocation of the existing dock to accommodate a boat lift would also create a significant impact to the mangroves. For these reasons, the planning and natural resources departments do not object to the variance as requested. City planner Roy Gibson told the commission that the applicant did meet the seven requirements for a variance request, and that staff had placed seven conditions including submitting an asbuilt survey of the site to the city demonstrating compliance with the approved plans on their recommendation for granting the variance. Planning commission chair Michael Valiquette made a motion to approve the variance, which was seconded by vice chair Dr. Phillip Marks and unanimously approved, 7 to 0. Commission OKs Entry Additions For Museumby Jeff LysiakMembers of the planning commission granted a Certificate of Appropriateness for the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village to install several enhancements to the propertys entranceway including a new brick paver walkway, fencing and an arbor which will be accessed by visitors through Shore Haven instead of the Rutland House. Shore Haven will serve as welcome point, collection of fees, orientation to village structure and access points and introductory video, the museums application stated. It also will serve as an education center for volunteer training, lectures and Twilight Talks. The primary request in the application included the installation of new pavers (5 feet wide by 56 feet long) to reach the end of the existing handicap ramp that leads to the entrance at Shore Haven, along with extending the same type of wooden, two slat fence on either side of the pavers to clearly mark the entrance path for visitors to follow. Parallel to this entrance path, the museum proposed installing pavers 4 feet wide to link the new entrance to the handicap entrance of Rutland. Nonhandicap visitors exiting Shore Haven may also choose to use this path in order to enter the front of Rutland. In addition, the request included installing an exit gate near the front of the entrance as the exit gate for all visitorscontinued on page 36 Michael Valiquette Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2014 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 WritersKimberley Berisford 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 Tanya Hochschild Jane Vos Hogg Shirley Jewell Audrey Krienen Dr. Jose H. Leal, Ph.D. Patricia Molloy Cindy Malszycki Capt. Matt Mitchell Gerri Reaves Ph.D. Angela Larson Roehl Di Saggau Karen L. Semmelman Jeanie Tinch Mark Bird Westall PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER PRINTED WITH LOW-RUB, SOYBEAN INK Co-PublishersLorin Arundel & Ken RasiAdvertising George BeleslinGraphic Arts & ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kristy SeeReportersAnne Mitchell Jeff Lysiak


11 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 1, 2014 Using Their SensesVPK students Scarlett Strauss and Rivkah Livermon experimented with finger paint as they explored mixing colors and printing last week at Summit Christian Preschool. Summit Christian Preschool at Sanibel Community Church will provide free preschool for children who qualify for VPK this year starting August 19. Classes start at 8:15 a.m. and dismiss at 2 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Contact Kathy at Summit Christian Preschool at 482-7007 for registration information. Jewish Federation Solidarity RallyOn Sunday, August 3, Israeil Consul General Chaim Shacham will be the keynote speaker at a community-wide Israel Solidarity Rally at Heights Center, 15570 Hagie Drive in Fort Myers. The rally will begin at 3 p.m. Consul General Shacham serves Florida and Puerto Rico as the official representative of the Israeli government. Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Lee & Charlotte Counties, the rally was planned in response to the community desire to unite in support of Israel. It will also serve to help update the community about the crisis in Israel. A broad representation from the area is expected. For more information, call 481-4449 ext. 3 or email Zonta Grant Helps With Medical BillsAt FISH, many clients are faced with the decision of paying medical bills versus electricity or rent, or putting food on the table. Through a partnership with and funding from the Zonta Foundation of Southwest Florida, FISH may be able to assist with certain medical bills for qualified clients. One particular client, a single mother of two children, was a recipient of such assistance. This mom was struggling financially while trying to stabilize a household crisis. She often felt tired and weak with strong and severe headaches. During a medical exam, stress tests revealed a possible stroke, which required further testing. Using funding from the Zonta grant, FISH was able to assist by helping to pay for additional testing and continuing care. In a follow up counseling session, FISH learned that she is feeling better and working through her medical continued on page 41 Scarlett Strauss and Rivkah Livermon Little Fingers PlayThrough a variety of small muscle activities such as painting, writing and cutting, children enrolled at Summit Christian Preschool strengthen hands used for more difficult tasks such as writing letters later in their school years. Children enrolled in Summit Christian Preschool at Sanibel Community Churchs Voluntary Preschool Program (VPK) enjoy free educational activities from 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday throughout the school year. For further information, contact Kathy or Leslie at 472-2684. Brooks Selby Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy & Pilates Phone # 239-395-5858 7am-9pm 7 days a week (Summer hours vary) 239-395-1919Hours: 8am-5pm Monday-Saturday Phone # 239-472-5777 Showroom Hours: 8am-5pm Monday-Friday Phone # 239-472-1101Administrative Of ces & Classrooms Phone # 239-472-9700 Conveniently located on Periwinkle Way across from Sanibel Community Park Conveniently located on Periwinkle Way across from Sanibel Community Park


ISLAND SUN AUGUST 1, 201412 Worship With Us This Sunday MorningNew Sanibel Baptist ChurchTraditional Worship Service; Biblical Preaching & Teaching All Your Favorite Hymns and Gospel Songs Warm and Caring Fellowship; World-wide Missions NOW MEETING AT A NEW LOCATIONTHE COMMUNITY HOUSE2173 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 Church Phone: 239-671-55029:00 AM Sunday Bible Study 10:00 AM Sunday Worship ServiceSanibel Baptist Church is a branch church of Southwest Baptist Church, Fort Myers, Florida and is associated with the Royal Palms Baptist Association of Southern Baptist Churches 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, 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 Myra Soifer. For information call 239-395-2544. CAPTIVA CHAPEL BY THE SEA: The Rev. George E. Morris Services every Sunday 11 a.m. November 9, 2014 thru April 26, 2015 11580 Chapin Lane on Captiva. 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. NEW SANIBEL BAPTIST CHURCH Join us for worship Sunday mornings 9 a.m. Bible Study and 10 a.m. Worship Service at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. 239-671-5502. SANIBEL COMMUNITY CHURCH 1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, 472-2684 Dr. Daryl Donovan, Senior Pastor Sunday Worship Hours:8 a.m. Traditional in historic Chapel. 9 a.m. Contemporary and 11 a.m. Traditional in main Sanctuary. 10:15 a.m. Courtyard Fellowship. 9 and 11 a.m. Bible classes. 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 Full Service 10 a.m. 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 Masses 9:30 a.m. Daily Mass Wed., Thurs., Fri. 8:30 a.m. Communion Service Mon. and Tues. 8:30 a.m. Holy Days call. ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS EPISCOPAL CHURCH: 2304 Periwinkle Way. Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan, Rector. Saturday Eucharist 5 p.m., Sunday Eucharist 9:30 a.m., Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Tuesday Morning Prayer 9 a.m., Wednesday Healing Eucharist 9 a.m., Wednesday Evening Service 6 p.m. (Followed by Potluck Supper on the 1st Wednesday) For more information call 4722173 or visit 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 DR. BURL J. SIZEMOREWe would like to thank all the islanders who brought such joy to dads life. It was his delight and honor to serve the needs of his patients and clients here on Sanibel and Captiva these past 20 years at The Corner Pharmacy in Baleys General Store, Island Pharmacy and the SanCap Medical Center. There is so much that could be said, but dad liked things short and sweet. If anyone would care to share a fond memory, we would surely welcome hearing from you at the following address: Lorrie Sizemore, PO Box 173, Marengo, OH 43334. A detailed obituary is available at www. Dad personally selected the following comforting words: Dont grieve for me, for now Im free Im following the path God laid for me. I took His hand when I heard Him call, I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day, To laugh, to love, to work or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way, I found that peace at the close of day. Dads favorite scripture was I Peter 5:7, Casting all your cares upon Him; for He cares for you. Many blessings to all! Dr. Burls children OBITUARY ROSALIE N. FAIRMANRosalie N. Fairman, (Nason) of Sanibel and Narragansett, Rhode Island passed away on Tuesday, July 22. Born in Providence, Rhode Island on March 16, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Earle A. and Rose H. (Welsh) Nason. Rosalie was a psychologist with the Warwick, Rhode Island school system for many years before retiring and sharing her time between Sanibel and Narragansett. In Rhode Island, she was a member of the South Kingston Senior Center, The Great Island Improvement Association, the Sand Hill Cove Beach cleanup, and the Appalachian Mountain Club. On Sanibel, Rosalie was a member of the Island Seniors, the Sanibel Recreation Center, and the Sanibel Bicycle Club. Rosalie was a very active outdoors person who loved the beach and also enjoyed playing bridge with friends. She is survived by her sons, Bruce L. Fairman and his wife Marcia of Newport, Oregon, and Jordan W. Fairman and his wife Adrien Rothschild of Alna, Maine; her brother, Robert Nason of Portland, Maine; grandchildren Jessica M. Frierson and Zachary Fairman; and numerous nieces and nephews. Her funeral service was held Monday, July 28 at the Avery-Storti Funeral Home in Wakefield, Rhode Island. To leave a condolence online go to: www. OBITUARY Read us online at OBITUARY EDITH G. TUGGLEEdith G. Tuggle, 85, of Sanibel, Florida, formerly of Gainesville, Georgia went to heaven early Thursday morning on July 17, 2014. Proud parents, the late Mike L. and Ruth H. Garrison along with their son Mercer, welcomed her into the world on November 19, 1928 in Haralson, Georgia. She married the love of her life, the late Charles E. Roberts Sr. in 1947 and they lived in Atlanta, Georgia raising their four children until Charles passing in 1978. Always a hard-working mother, she worked for 35 years at Lockheed Martin Aircraft in Marietta, Georgia, where she met her second husband Jason A. Tuggle and they married in 1981. In 1985, the Tuggles retired to their homes on Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Georgia and Sanibel Island, Florida. Jason preceded her in death in 2002. She spent her final years living in Sanibel where she was known by most as Mama. She was the most considerate, giving person, always putting others needs before her own. She is survived by Charles and Debra Roberts, Saundra and Jerry Frazer, Linda Petruny, Pamela Standard and stepson Gregory Tuggle; grandchildren T. Sgt. Charles and Jennifer Roberts, Catherine and Rusty Simpson, Ronda Slizewski, Jerry Frazer, Jr., Bennie and Angela Paramore; and 11 great grandchildren.


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ISLAND SUN AUGUST 1, 201414 Camp Endunamao Staged For SCC Youth At Riverside RetreatKids from Sanibel Community Church recently spent four days and three nights at Riverside Retreat in Alva. They had fun swimming and hiking, enjoying large group games, including games in the sunlight and night strike/capture the flag. The youngsters also had group times of sharing and learning. They made cabin buddies and sang about being in a cabin in the woods. All of the kids ate, played and laughed together. Leaders sing about being in a cabin in the woods after dinner one night. Pictured are Elaine Donovan, Janet McBee, Kathy Cramer, Adam Livermon, Sten Donovan, Pastor Daryl Donovan and Angela Owen. Before going swimming, the kids all got wet as the girls took on the boys in a water fight. Pictured are Chase Nave, Adam Livermon, Connor Wood, KJ Patton-Roark, Alec Graham, Brent Patton-Roark, Ryan Perreault, Amelia White, Kianna Toothman, Madilyn Perreault and Meleah Thomas Ryan Perreault, KJ Patton-Roark, Madilyn Perreault, Alec Graham, Amelia White, Kianna Toothman, Meleah Thomas, Burke White, Connor Wood, Brent Patton-Roark, Kathy Cramer, Caroline Waite, Sten Donovan, Josie Owen, Adam Livermon and Angela Owen take a hike in the woods 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Fl 33957 Ph: 239.472.0606 3 95 7 P P h h: 2 2 3 39 4 72 0 60 6 w ww S an ib el Is la nd Co w co m Tropical Outdoor Patio Seating Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow with our Famous Stone Crabs1/2 lb & 1 lb. quantities Appetizers & Full Dinners Best Prices On The Planet Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages w w Always Fresh ...Always Fun! s s Always Fresh ...Always! LIVE LIVE MUSIC MUSIC w w Always y s! Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating Come Try our Come Try our NEW NEW Cowlicious Cowlicious Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials We Proudly BrewSanibels Most Award Winning Restaurant


15 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 1, 2014 An Inside Look At Wildlife Recovery The CROW Picture Show presents informative anecdotes about the native and migratory wildlife species brought to CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife), along with photos of patients admitted to the facility. In 2013, CROWs wildlife hospital cared for 3,391 sick, injured and orphaned animals. Of the 200 different species, 60 percent were birds, with 33 percent mammals and seven percent reptiles. CROW is not permitted to display its patients publically, so this presentation offers the next best thing; numerous candid snapshots of current and past patients, with commentary by Claudia Burns, a veteran clinic volunteer. The next CROW Picture Show is on Friday, August 1 at 11 a.m. in CROWs Visitor Education Center at 3883 SanibelCaptiva Road, across from The Sanibel School. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for teens, free for members and children 12 or under. The entry fee also includes access to the Visitor Education Center, which exhibits CROWs efforts to save wildlife through care, education and collaboration. For more information, call 472-3644, ext. 228. To learn more about CROW, visit 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 SHOULDNT EVERY DAY BE THIS GOOD? 15951 CAPTIVA DRIVE 239.472.5161 TWEEN-WATERS.COM W HETHER YOU LOOK WEST OR LOOK DOWN, OUR VIEWS ARE EQUALLY SPECTACULAR. Park your flip flops at the one and only Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn where youll find great food, great fun and great times served up nightly. A TripAdvisor top-rated Captiva Island restaurant. Captiva Crab Races: July 31 & August 4 | New Vinyls: August 1 & 2 | Taylor Stokes: August 5 & 6 Ca Ca Ca pt pt pt p p p p p iv a a Cr C Cr ab ab ab b b b R R R R ac ac ac c es es es e es e : : Ju Ju Ju ly ly y y 3 3 3 1 1 1 & & & Au Au Au gu gu g g g st st 4 4 | | | N N ew ew ew V V V V V in in n yl yl yl y y y s: s: s: s: A A A ug ug ug us us us t t t t t t 1 1 1 & & & 2 2 2 | | Ta a a yl yl yl y y or or r r S S to to ke ke ke ke e s: s s s A A ug ug ug g g us us us us t t 5 5 5 & & & 6 6 6 6 6 15951 Captiva Dr. | 239.472.5161 | Baby screech owls with their eyes still closed photos courtesy of CROW Baby loggerhead shrike SCCF Sea Turtle Nesting StatisticsIt is critical that Lights Out At Night be observed during the summer sea turtle nesting season. When hatchlings emerge at night, they head toward the brightest horizon. Normally, that is out into the Gulf. But when coastal homes and condos have unshielded interior or exterior lights on, hatchlings will head up into the dune toward the light, where they will die. Recently, there have been three nests with hatchling disorientations on Sanibel and seven nests on Captiva. In one case, a nest with 160 eggs may have lost over 100 hatchlings when they crawled up into the dune. Three live hatchlings were found in the nest when it was dug and they were released. In this instance, there appeared to be no exterior lights but unshielded interior lighting could have caused the disorientation. On a positive note, this has been a banner year for sea turtles on Sanibel. SCCF took on the sea turtle nest monitoring program in 1996, and since then, the highest number of nests recorded on Sanibel was 358 in 2000 until this year. As of Friday, Sanibels nest count was 363. Captiva recorded the highest count since 1996 with 178 nests in 1998. SCCF Sea Turtle Nesting Stats (as of July 25, 2014): Sanibel East: 86 nests, 210 false crawls, 13 hatches Sanibel West: 277 nests, 486 false crawls, 57 hatchescontinued on page 39 The image isnt perfectly sharp, but its obvious that a lot of the crawls were headed towards the dune


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 On the morning of July 14, Carl Brady visiting from Decatur, Illinois walked out on the dock of the house he had rented to check a blue crab trap that hung off the end. There were no crabs, so he dropped the wire trap back into the water. Almost instantly, a shape rose from the depth right next to the dock. It was the face of a manatee, facing me and so close that the string from the trap was draped across its face, said Brady. Having left my camera on the shore, I could do nothing but gently pull the string away. I cant honestly say if it actually did or not, but in my mind I have the image of the manatee smiling at me as it sank out of sight. Later that morning, Brady took a kayak out to look for shells on a sandbar at low tide and found a huge horse conch, at least 8 to 10 pounds. That same afternoon, he also caught a fourfoot sawfish off the same dock where he had seen the manatee. On July 17, Brady caught a five-foot nurse shark and about 90 minutes later, a six-foot nurse shark. An hour after that, he landed a 38-inch snook. Fishing from the dock on July 18, Brady hooked into something that really put up a fight. Forty-five minutes later, he had a stingray on the bank. The best fishing week I have ever had on Sanibel or anyplace else and it all started after a manatee smiled at me, said Brady, who noted that all of the fish he caught were released back into the water. Stingray Snook Nurse shark Fish Caught Carl Brady and one of his catchesISLAND SUN AUGUST 1, 201416 Dine on Captiva with Water Views Open Daily: Lunch: 11:30am to 3:30pm Dinner: 5:30pm to 9:30pm (239) 472-3337 15183 Captiva Drive Captiva Island, Florida 33924 A Captiva Island Tradition Since 1976 p Come by Land.... or Come by Sea... Since 1976Lunch 11:30 AM til 3:00 PM Dinner 5:00 PM til 9:30 PM Open 7 Days Open all day for beer & wine 472-3434


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ISLAND SUN AUGUST 1, 201418 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 Specialist 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 DE 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 ce S ervin g S anibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur B ottom Yo ur B ot to m Specialist Specialist Call on Paint Prices C Call on a c es C C ll n P in t Pr i es C C i i Call on Paint Prices Da v e D oa n e 1 Get Out Early Or Late To Deal With The Heatby Capt. Matt MitchellHot water and hot air temperatures have anglers either going out early or late to get in on the best action. Basically, mid-day is just too hot this time of year to be out in the sun for both fish and clients. Night fishing is a great option during summer months for either inshore or offshore anglers. Afternoon thunderstorms have usually finished up and things are certainly much cooler out. Night time fishing in the sound for me usually means either shark fishing or fishing dock lights and the passes for snook. Both have been productive and a great way to just stay cool and out of the crazy summer heat. Lighted docks in the mouth of the river and just off the intercoastal are holding good numbers of snook. Deeper channels within close proximity to the passes are good places to fish some big cut baits for shark action. Another plus of going out at night is there are very few other boats out, and you often have it all to yourself Night fishing offshore guys are getting into some of the best mangrove snapper action of the year. These snapper can be found as close in as ledges only a few miles out of Redfish Pass. Keep a good chum slick going and fish with small pieces of cut bait. Mangrove snapper up to 20 inches have been a common catch along with a few yellowtail in the mix for the anglers venturing further out. The most consistent inshore bite again this week continued to be catch-andrelease snook fishing both on the beaches and in and around the passes. Either drifting or anchoring up worked best in the passes. Use small live bait fish with just enough weight to keep it down by the bottom in the fast moving tide. Dont be surprised to catch a redfish or trout while doing this. Flats fishing for trout was another option during the first few hours of daylight with the early incoming tide bringing some of the best open water action. Look for the schools of small bait fish to locate the best numbers of trout. Small grunts and pinfish fished under a popping cork got the job done along with small soft plastic jigs. Most of the trout are in the slot and once you find them, the action can be non-stop. Big morning high tides that should have brought great mangrove redfishing action just never really panned out for me this past week. I only managed a few quality redfish while fishing the bushed hard in the middle sound. Time redfishing was better spent out on the open flats soaking cut bait. The better redfish reports came from the flats both around the Fishermans Key and Merwin Key area. If these areas where holding lots of the schools, then the redfish are there, too. By this time last year, we had just started to experience the first of the huge what seemed like never-ending water releases from Lake O, our water was already black. So far this summer, the water in the southern sound sure is a lot more pretty right... and hopefully stays that way all summer. 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 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; or call 395-1213. Rick Pennell from Toronto, Canada with a over-the-slot redfish caught and released while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell on Pine Island Sound CLEAR YOUR GEAR It Catches More Than Fish Lead is toxic. Choose non-lead weights. BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


19 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 1, 2014 CROW Case Of The Week: Red-Bellied Woodpeckerby Patricia MolloyHave you ever heard a woodpecker tapping loudly on a neighbors metal roof and thought to yourself, Has that poor bird gone mad? If it is a redbellied woodpecker ( Melanerpes carolinus), it has simply discovered that the sound from a steel drum amplifies farther than that of a wooden one. The male red-bellied will drum loudly on aluminum roofs, metal gutters, utility poles and even cars to attract a mate, as these woodpeckers are drawn to resonating noises. Courtship begins with the female hammering along with her partner followed by the pair tapping their beaks together. They will remain monogamous throughout a nesting season. A male may continue drumming to define and defend its territory. Another cool fact about the red-bellied woodpecker is that it can stretch its tongue two-inches past its beak. The tip of its tongue is barbed and its saliva is sticky, making it easy to catch insects that have burrowed deep inside the crevices of tree bark. Several weeks ago, a tiny redbellied woodpecker was admitted to CROW as an orphan. While relatively healthy and alert, the young bird was quite thin. Dr. Heather placed the youngster on a special diet consisting of a slurry made from insectivore, a nutrientrich formula made for insect eaters. It is administered to the bird from a syringe needle removed that is slowly and gently emptied into the birds throat. Students and volunteers feed the orphaned red-bellied woodpecker every two hours to ensure that its muscle structure has developed adequately. Once old enough, Dr. Heather will relocate the bird to a small flight cage on CROWs campus where it will begin flying through a combination of practice and instinct. As soon as the woodpecker has honed its skills as an aviator, it will be released to embark on a new career as woodland drummer.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: The tiny red-bellied woodpecker, patient #1988, stays warm inside of an incubator in the clinics baby room. A piece of wood gathered from outside makes the tiny bird feel right at home. 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 634 N. Yachtsman Drive 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 AUGUST 1, 201420 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. Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. 1036 Periwinkle Way 1036 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6939 239-472-6939 Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. 12951 McGregor Blvd. 12951 McGregor Blvd. Ft. Myers, FL 33919 Ft. Myers, FL 33919 239-476-9000 239-476-9000 We have the Major League We have the Major League Baseball (MLB) Package Baseball (MLB) Package HAPPY HOUR EVERY DAY HAPPY HOUR EVERY DAY 3-5 pm & 9:30 pm-Midnight 3-5 pm & 9:30 pm-Midnight $1.50 Domestic Drafts $6 Domestic Pitchers $1.50 Domestic Drafts $6 Domestic Pitchers Four Four Great Great Locations! Locations! Plant SmartPencil Treeby Gerri ReavesPencil tree (Euphorbia tirucalliis) an attentiongrabbing shrub native to tropical southern and eastern Africa. Often used as a specimen plant, it grows up to about 20 feet tall with a sixto 10-foot spread. The upward-reaching branches give the tree a candelabra shape. The plants single or multiple trunk is woody and light brown. The common name refers to the pencil-size green branches that have fast-shedding finetextured leaves at their ends. The branches sprout from unexpected angles, adding to the plants curious appearance. The inconspicuous flowers appear in cupshaped yellow bracts on the branch ends. It is also called finger tree, as well as milk bush and milk tree because of its milky latex sap. That sap contains euphorbon and renders all plant parts poisonous if ingested, not only to people, but to many animals, including dogs and horses. Even contact with the skin or eyes causes extreme irritation, so take care if the plant is cut or broken. This relative of crown-of-thorns (Euphorbia milii) and poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) works well in a succulent garden or as a specimen or pot plant. It needs lots of light and quickly draining soil. It is highly saltand drought-tolerant. Sources: Floridas Poisonous Plants, Snakes, Insects by Lewis S. Maxwell; Florida Landscape Plants by John V. Watkins and Thomas J. Sheehan; and Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. Pencil tree develops single or multiple woody trunks Inconspicuous leaves grow on the pencil-like branches photos by Gerri Reaves


21 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 1, 2014 8/8/14 Ours is Fresh, Sweet and Delicious!Since 1978We serve it fresh....Sushi Bar Open Thursday & Friday!! Fish Market Open at 11am 9pm (2pm 9pm Sunday)472-3128 703 Tarpon Bay Road*Winner Best Seafood 2010-2013 Restaurant Open 7 Days 5pm 9pmSushi & Sashimi Thursday & Fridays! Friday is Lobstah Night! Restaurant Open 7 Days 4:00pm Midnight 36 Years of Fresh Fish on Sanibel Island!* Happy Hour Daily 4:00pm 6:00pm 10:00pm Midnight....or we dont serve it at all! Timbers Hours: 5 -9pm 13 Dinners for $15 before 6pm Twelve-year-old Bryce Donnelly caught and safely released a 28-inch snook while fishing in Blind Pass. Bryces dad, Drew Donnelly, is the co-owner of Sanibel Island Golf Club. Fish Caught Bryce Donnelly holds up a 28-inch snook Plantation On Crystal River Hosts Fly Fishing ShowThe Florida Fly Fishing Expo the states only fly fishing show returns to Plantation on Crystal River with fly casting and fly tying workshops for men, women and children of all skill levels. Featuring fishing stars Bob Clouser and Wanda Taylor, and the Southeasts top fly casting instructors and expert fly tiers, the 5th annual expo is a chance to learn about the unique and varied fly fishing opportunities in Florida and the region. Special expo programs will include IFFF-certified fly casting instructors and fly tiers teaching their skills. Hands-on clinics, demonstrations and workshops include instruction for beginning through advanced fly casters, outdoor photography classes, fly fishing techniques, building first-aid kits for boat and trail, tying effective new fly patterns, fly casting accuracy and distance and much more. The expo also offers resource-awareness exhibits and indoor and outdoor and displays of the newest fly rods, reels, lines, clothing, kayaks and other gear. Plantation on Crystal River is offering rates for the expo, starting at just $96 for newly-renovated garden view rooms. The Florida Fly Fishing Expo takes place on October 10 and 11. Discounted rates at Plantation on Crystal River are valid October 5 to 14, and stays must be booked before September 19. The 2014 Florida Fly Fishing Expo will take place on the grounds of Plantation on Crystal River, located just 80 miles north of Tampa on Floridas Nature Coast at 9301 W. Fort Island Trail in Crystal River. The eco-friendly Plantation is surrounded by the natural springs of Kings Bay and pristine lakes and rivers, as well as wildlife refuges and state parks. For more details on the expo, call 850-212-5396 or visit www.fedflyfishers. org/Councils/Florida/EXPO.aspx. For room reservations, call 800-632-6262 or visit www. Send your editorial copy to:


ISLAND SUN AUGUST 1, 201422 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 HOME OF THE STEEL CURTAIN PIZZA HOME OF THE STEEL CURTAIN PIZZAThe MLB & The MLB & NHL Ticket NHL Ticket voted voted best lunch best lunch on the island on the island 2012 & 2013 2012 & 2013 free free pizza delivery pizza delivery 29 BEERS 29 BEERS ON TAP! ON TAP! Shell Of The WeekWhite Baby Earby Jos H. Leal, PhD, The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum Curator and Director of EducationThe white baby ear, Sinum perspectivum (Say, 1831), is a member of the moon snail family Naticidae. As other members of the family do, it feeds on other mollusks, in particular on small clams. This snails body is larger than its flattened shell, and the animal is not capable of completely withdrawing into it. The animal spends most of the time burrowed in the sandy bottom and, when fully expanded, its body completely envelops the shell (see photo). In addition, to help with burrowing, the animal produces copious amounts of slimy mucus. A similar species is the brown baby ear, Sinum maculatum, from which the baby white ear differs mainly by the brown and less flat shell. Learn more about the white baby ear at shelldetails.cfm?id=42. Shell Museum Events Free shell crafting workshops as part of paid museum admission. Artist Karen Turner teaches guests of all ages to turn their shelling treasures into pieces of art. Shell jewelry-making classes run 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, August 6. No reservations required. Add To The Museums Sailors Valentine: The 36-inch wide geometric display is being filled in with colorful seashells by you, our guests. Simply pay museum admission and tell the front desk youd like to add to the Sailors Valentine. You will receive a packet of shells and instructions. (Created and designed by award-winning artist Pam Boynton). Offered daily; no reservations required. Live Tank Demonstration: See live mollusks up-close and personal. Watch a fighting conch use its foot for locomotion, spy a lighting whelk slam its trap door shut for protection, or witness scallops zip across the tank with the jet propulsion skills. Daily at 3 p.m. What Is A Mollusk?: Ever wonder where all of those shells on the beach came from? They were created by animals known as mollusks. Come learn about the fascinating life of our local mollusks and have all your questions answered. Join our marine naturalist for this discussion, Tuesday at 2 p.m. Lighthouse Evening Beach Walk: Explore the beach near the Sanibel Lighthouse during low tide with our marine naturalist. Participants meet at the lighthouse on the beach facing Fort Myers Beach. The cost is $10 for adults and $7 for children. All participants receive a coupon for half-off museum admission. There is a parking fee of $2 per hour at Lighthouse Beach. Reservations are required. Book online at or call 395-2233 to book. Dates are Thursday, August 7 at 6 p.m. and Friday, August 8 at 6:30 p.m. Carolyns Collection: Would you pay $300 for a shell? Come meet Carolyn, a delightfully entertaining shell collector with gorgeous gem-quality shells to show. Learn and laugh as Carolyn shares the history of building her top-notch collection. Monday at 2 p.m. Island Inn Morning Beach Walks: Join our marine naturalist for a beach walk on the sand near Island Inn on Sanibel. The walks depart Island Inn every Tuesday at 10 a.m. Learn about the shells, the mollusks who create them, and other marine life that has washed ashore. Cost is $10, and parking at Island Inn is free for beach walk participants. Space is limited; book online at or call 395-2233 to make a reservation. All participants receive a coupon for halfoff museum admission. Marine Naturalist Adventure Cruise: The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum and Captiva Cruises present an ecological expedition that will educate and excite marine enthusiasts. Join a marine naturalist from the museum for an unforgettable day with a small group aboard the 40-foot sailing catamaran Adventure. Trips set sail Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 9 a.m. from South Seas Island Resort on Captiva. The four-hour cruise costs $100 for adults and $75 for children and includes the boat trip, lunch and museum admission. Call 472-5300 to make reservations. The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum is located at 3075 SanibelCaptiva Road. Call 395-2233 or visit The white baby ear, Sinum perspectivum, on left, three different views of the shell, and, on right, the live animal almost completely enveloping the shell. A little part of the shell may be seen in the middle. Gulf-Front Dining and Live EntertainmentSea Breeze Caf Daily Dining 7 AM -10 PM Happy Hour Every Day 5-7 PM Margarita Mondays 5:30-8:30 PM with Specialty Taco Bar, Mar garita Special & Live Entertainment Island Style Live Entertainment Monday 5:30 -8:30 PM; Friday & Saturday 7-10 PM Pool & Beach Bar Open 11 AM-7 PM Happy Hour Every Day 3-5 PM www. 1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel 239-472-4151 Gulf-Front Dining and Live Entertainment Andrea Shepard, 12, visiting from Cedar Falls, Iowa, found a junonia on the beach at Captivas Blind Pass while staying at Loggerhead Cay. Andrea said she found the shell on July 24 at low tide along the waters edge. Shell Found Andrea Shepard Our email address is


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The variety of dining options on Sanibel and Captiva just keeps getting better. For their size, the islands offer an extensive culinary array all making the most of the areas fresh and abundant seafood and local produce. Youll find everything from burgers to barbecue, bistro style, Italian, Mexican, American, classic deli fare, organic, vegan, gluten-free, caf food and Caribbean. In this column, each week you will be able to stay updated on our local dining establishments and what theyre offering and get the scoop on the island dining scene, whether its fine or casual, take-out or frozen desserts.w ISLAND SUN AUGUST 1, 201424 Pauline Morgan Charles at Key Lime Bistro RESTAURANTS CIPS PLACE Cips Place is named for the late Jimmy Cipriani, a longtime islander and owner of the property on which the restaurant sits. Jimmy always made time for a good conversation, good company and great food. In Jimmys memory, Cips styles itself as a local watering hole. A mural that takes up an entire wall shows lots of islanders through the ages including Cip and if you dont recognize them all, ask to see the key. Food choices range from comfort to culinary with some Caribbean and island favorites as well. And do try the home-made potato chips, the fried buttermilk chicken with sage gravy and the snapper tacos. Choose between the outdoor garden patio or front porch. Indoor seating and full bar are also available. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily with happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. Chips Sanibel Steakhouse has many great options for locals and tourists alike. It is open seven nights a week with daily happy hour from 5 to 6 p.m., featuring two-for-one drinks and $4.95 appetizers. For early diners, theres a three-course prix fixe menu for $35 including a cocktail. In addition to an updated wine list, seasonal house-infused liquors such as strawberry-jalapeo tequila, blood orange vodka and cucumber gin are available. The menu features steaks and seafood, including a six-ounce filet mignon topped with jumbo lump crabmeat finished with Hollandaise and served with of asparagus and choice of potato; Parmesan-crusted seabass served with mushroom risotto and finished with a creamy dill sauce. Save room for dessert though, because whether you are a chocolate lover or Key lime pie fan, Chips has something for every sweet tooth. CHIPS SANIBEL STEAKHOUSE ISLAND FAREDine Your Way Around Sanibel And Captiva With Anne MitchellFor more information, check out our advertisers in this week's Island Sun THE DUNES RESTAURANT The Dunes serves lunch daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Summer chef specials include mahi-mahi and jerk chicken sandwiches, salads, burgers and shrimp po boy. Open to the public. On Friday nights, the restaurant is open for dinner buffet during the San-Cap 9-hole Golf Scramble. The regular lunch menu is offered until 7 p.m. to coincide with Family Fun Time from 4 to 7 p.m. Indoor and outdoor seating. CROW'S NEST AT TWEEN WATERS INNThe Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn is a more casual place than its sister the Old Captiva House. Its home to the famed Captiva Crab Races on Mondays and Thursdays and is a popular venue for live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays. There is a nightly happy hour. DOC FORD'S RUM BAR & GRILLEDoc Fords Rum Bar & Grille is named for the Doc Ford character in local author Randy Wayne Whites best-selling mystery novels. In addition to its Sanibel restaurant, Doc Fords has a Captiva location in Chadwicks Square. Its a well known gathering place and tropical theme sports bar with indoor and outdoor patio seating. The combined menu offers all the lunch and dinner items from 11 a.m. until closing. It includes cedar plank salmon topped with a mango chipotle glaze or a marinated grilled chicken sandwich. The fish tacos are an island favorite and theres a well provisioned raw bar. Tropical drinks are a specialty, notably the signature rum drink, Island Mojito. BAILEYS GENERAL STOREBaileys General Store has a full deli, bakery, daily lunch specials, take out and catering for cook-outs, picnics and parties. This is the oldest supermarket on the islands, established long before a causeway linked Sanibel to the mainland. The bakery has freshly made donuts, scones and breads. The deli offers a variety of hot foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as catering services for special events. Services include shopping for your groceries and delivering them to your home or vacation destination. If you are on a gluten-free diet, pick up the extensive list of gluten-free products near the entrance to the supermarket. The Coffee Bar at Baileys serves espresso based drinks, hot chocolate, smoothies and specialty coffees. BLUE GIRAFFEBlue Giraffe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. This restaurant offers casual island dining seven days a week from a menu featuring fresh local seafood, chowders, salads and steaks. Besides dessert choices, you can get hand-dipped Edys Grand Ice Cream. Dine outside on the boardwalk or inside at handpainted tables decorated by a local artist, or sit at the full liquor bar for a mixed drink, glass of wine or cold beer. AMONG THE FLOWERS CAFE Among the Flowers Cafe Gifts and Bakery in Tahitian Gardens, Sanibel, features fresh smoothy and green juices by Chelsee, and ice cream, pizza, french croissant featuring special sandwich like lox and cream cheese, eggplant caprese towers, fresh gluten free vegan soups, smoked turkey and brie, espresso bar, crafted coffees, as well as quality Italian and French breads, desserts, and lasagne along with vegan and gluten-free options. Youll also find madeto-order specialty cakes and cupcakes and party planning and catering is offered for the Sanibel island area and most of Fort Myers. Theres outdoor seating on the shaded deck. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 GRAMMA DOTSGramma Dots, the only dockside dining on Sanibel, offers a lunch and dinner menu seven days a week from Sanibels only Seaside Saloon where you can leisurely dine at the Sanibel Marina in view of luxury yachts and modest fishing boats and watch the comings and goings of seagoing folk and fishermen. The menu features a full line of only fresh seafood, salads, sandwiches and more. Appropriate dress is required. If youre arriving by boat, check in with dockmaster for a lunch slip, monitor VHF 16. You can tie up for a night or two at the available dockage if you wish. Gramma Dots is open daily at 11:30 a.m. For dinner, arrive before 8 p.m. GREEN FLASHThe Green Flash has marvelous waterfront views of Captivas bayside and Pine Island Sound. The Green Flash was built on the site of the historic Timmys Nook, opened in 1950. Fittingly, seafood dominates the menu, although other options are offered as well. The Green Flash is easily navigable by boat and is located southwest of Marker 38 on the Intracoastal Waterway. Hours are daily from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for lunch and 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. for dinner. GREAT WHITE GRILLThe Great White Grill is a sports bar featuring 29 beers on tap and a good wine list. Its home of The Steel Curtain Pizza. Theres free pizza delivery too. The Great White carries the TV Baseball package and the NFL package for sports enthusiasts and has arcade games for kids of all ages. The regular menu includes hand-cast fresh dough pizza, wings, fries, chicken fingers, salads, gyros, sandwiches and burgers. Check out the Pittsburgh Salad, which consists of grilled chicken, French fries, cheddar cheese, cucumbers, tomatoes and onions on a bed of lettuce. GREENHOUSE GRILLThe Greenhouse Grill offers happy hour pricing on a special appetizer of the day as well as beer and wine by the glass from 4 to 6 p.m. daily. The menu stretches from fresh salads, homemade soups and grilled black Angus burgers to pasta, steaks and fresh seafood. A must-have is the signature dish of the house, bouillabaisse, a medley of six seafoods prepared in a light broth of fresh aromatic herbs. All meals focus on fresh seasonal ingredients. You can sit under the market umbrellas on the pet-friendly patio or inside the quaint and casual dining room. The grill is open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Reservations appreciated and carry out orders are welcome. GEORGE & WENDY'S SEAFOOD GRILLEGeorge & Wendys Seafood Grille features live music Fridays and Saturdays and Karaoke on Thursdays. Specials include prime rib on Tuesdays for $18, snow crab legs on Wednesdays for $18, New York strip steak on Thursdays for $18 and Friday night fish fry for $15. Happy hour is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The full bar has an extensive wine list, 20 beers on tap, local, domestic and craft beer, mojitos, martinis and tropical favorites. Football food and drink specials begin with the Hall of Fame game August 3. Specials are available in the bar area only during all NFL and Saturday college games. There are free Jello shots with each Chicago or Buffalo touchdown. Hours are 11 a.m. to midnight seven days a week.


25 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 1, 2014 RC OTTER'S, CANTINA CAPTIVA, SUNSHINE SEAFOOD, KEYLIME BISTRO AND CAPTIVA PIZZA, YOGURT & GIFTSFive Captiva eateries under the same ownership RC Otter's, Cantina Captiva, Sunshine Seafood, Keylime Bistro and Captiva Pizza, Yogurt & Gifts offer a fun and casual dining experience with a tropical flair reminiscent of Key West. RC Otter's and Keylime Bistro have live music outdoors most of the day. Cantina Captiva serves Mexican food. Sunshine Seafood Cafe Wine Bar specializes in fine dining with a very respectable wine list. You have your choice of dining inside or outdoors. POCOLOCO Need a pick-me-up? Looking for some downtime? Either way, your best bet is PocoLoco on the tropical courtyard at Jerry's Center. Indoors or out you will savor gourmet coffee, tea, signature sandwiches, pastries, or a cone of the region's most popular ice cream, Love Boat. PocoLoco is the Sanibel source for this ice cream and always features a couple dozen delicious favors. Stop by, sit in the sunshine and chatter with six cheerful parrots for a unique and memorable experience. ROSIES CAF & GRILLRosie's repertoire includes crab cakes, grouper and shrimp entrees and steaks with all the trimmings, Southwestern dishes such as burritos and fajitas, soup and sandwich combos, and salads. Among the most popular items is Rosies Famous Cheese Steak made from shaved rib eye, grilled mushrooms, onions and green peppers, Ultimate Cuban and Classic Reuben, home-made muffins and cinnamon rolls and Key lime pie, root beer floats and banana splits. A childrens menu and carry-out are also available and outdoor seating is available. Breakfast is served from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and happy hour is from 3 to 6 p.m. seven days a week with two-for-one draft beer and wine and a menu that starts at $4.50 for items such as nachos with cheese and salsa and $5.50 wings and chicken tenders. The ice cream bar has 20+ flavors of locally made Royal Scoop ice cream. Old Captiva House at Tween Waters Inn, Captiva, offers romantic sunset dining in an historic setting with live piano music. Executive Chef Jason Miller prepares New Florida island favorites, tropical seafoods, classic meats and daily fresh-baked breads and pastries, served with an extensive selection of wines, liquors and coffees. First built as a one-room school for children of Captivas pioneer settlers, the Old Captiva House still reflects much of its original charm from white French doors to hardwood floors to the Gulf of Mexico sunset that streams through the western windows. Its collection of famed cartoonist JN Ding Darlings 1930s whimsical vacation illustrations has led to its designation as a landmark in Southwest Florida. OLD CAPTIVA HOUSE AT TWEEN WATERS INNOver Easy Caf is a pet-friendly place with indoor and outdoor dining for breakfast and lunch. The covered patio is a popular spot. Choose from 22 different Eggs Benedict, scramblers and omelettes, 11 pancakes and French toast choices, 15 egg specialties and wraps, eight salads and 26 sandwiches and burgers, plus baked goods. Beer and wine is available. Breakfast is served all day. Summer hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. OVER EASY CAF MATZALUNA ITALIAN KITCHENIn the mood for pizza? Matzaluna Italian Kitchen has a wood-fired oven to bake authentic pizzas, including gluten-free ones. Thats in addition to a big selection including over 20 combinations of pasta dinners from $11.95 (including soup or salad and fresh baked bread), affordable veal, tender chicken, choice steaks and seafood (Italian style) in a casual marketlike setting. Gluten-free pizza is also available. Matzaluna has craft beers on tap. On Wine Wednesdays, every bottle priced $25 and over will be discounted by $8 all evening. Hours are 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. daily and happy hour is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. LAZY FLAMINGOThe Lazy Flamingo is a famed island hang-out with two Sanibel locations: one at 1036 Periwinkle Way, the other the original at 6520 Pine Avenue, near Blind Pass. If our seafood were any fresher, we would be serving it under water! is the Flamingos motto. And that includes, shrimp, grouper, oysters, conch fritters and chowder as well as chicken. The Flamingo Bread and the Caesar Salad are signature items. Pull up a stool to the rustic bar or take a high or low table. The interior feels like the inside of an old pirate ship with its portholes and hewn wood surfaces. The atmosphere is definitely casual and beer is available by the bottle, on draft or by the pitcher. Jerrys Restaurant and Deli in Jerrys Market is the next best thing to dining in a tropical garden. This family-style restaurant has large windows to view the lush garden with caged tropical birds that are favorites with visitors and residents. Daily specials are offered in the spacious restaurant and you can order a sandwich or hot food from the deli or help yourself at the wellstocked salad bar to take out. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. JERRYS RESTAURANT AND DELI IL TESOROIl Tesoro serves authentic Italian food with the taste and feel of a Tuscan holiday, according to owner Chef AJ Black. He infuses flavors from the old world to the new world of cooking using only fresh seasonal ingredients to bring his dishes to life. Daily specials focus on pairing authentic meals with a bold array of fine Italian wines. Il Tesoro (The Treasure) serves dinner seven nights a week from 5 to 10 p.m. ISLAND COWThe Island Cow is a family favorite with its colorful indoor and outdoor seating and live entertainment. Come as our guests leave as our friends! is the motto. The Cow serves breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring fresh local seafood and meats and has an extensive childrens menu. Starbucks coffee is also on the menu. Breakfast is served between 7 and 11 a.m. Hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. JACARANDAThe Jacaranda Restaurant & Patio Lounge is a Sanibel mainstay. with a reputation for fine seafood and steaks. Dinner is served year round. Monday through Saturday. You can eat inside or outside on the pretty patio with its fairy lights and tropical vegetation. The Jac Bar with its live music nightly is the unofficial HQ for Sanibels social scene. The patio lounge menu includes a selection of happy apps for $5.95 and half price drinks during happy hour, 5 to 7 p.m. There is also a raw bar. MUCKY DUCK The Mucky Duck may well be the most famous restaurant on the islands due to its longevity and quirky name. Then theres the fabulous sunsets. Patrons gladly wait on the beach for tables this place draws crowds sipping cocktails and beverages until they can take their seats. Reservations are not accepted. The Duck is open for lunch and dinner, serving fresh seafood, pub-style food, sandwiches, steaks and other items. continued on page 26 Serving Breakfast til 3:00 everyday!Breakfast & Lunch 7am 3pm Carry Out Carry Out Kids Menu Kids Menu Beer & Wine Beer & WineDine inside or out. Youll love our pet-friendly outdoor patio! Olde Sanibel Shoppes Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road 630 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239.472.2625 239.472.2625 fax 239.395-1458 fax 239.395-1458 Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel, FL 33957 239.395.1464 fax 239.395.1458 Collars, Harnesses & Leads Great Pet Toys Pet Beds & Carriers Breed Speci c Items Cat Stuff Too! For pets and the people who love them!Specializing in all Natural Pet Food and TreatsBetter Health through Better Nutrition.


ISLAND SUN AUGUST 1, 201426 From page 25Island Fare SANIBEL BEANThe Sanibel Bean coffee shop is java central on Sanibel Island. With its indoor and outdoor seating and free wi-fi, its a popular venue for laptop-toting coffee lovers to relax and check their inboxes, have breakfast or lunch or recharge the batteries in the afternoon. Besides a big selection of coffee from around the globe and a variety of coffee drinks, The Bean has tea and other beverages and a variety of hearty sandwiches, pastries and muffins, plus other light fare. Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory offers a gluten free menu in addition to regular choices, along with pizza and wings, Boars Head meats, frozen yogurt and ice cream. There is indoor seating as well as outdoor tables shaded with umbrellas, and free wi-fi. SANIBEL DELI & COFFEE FACTORY SANIBEL GRILLThe Sanibel Grill has 19 big screen TVs with satellite TV tuned to every televised sporting event. The Grill shares a kitchen with The Timbers, serving the same fresh seafood, along with burgers, sandwiches, pizzas and salads. Crunchy Grouper and Crunchy Shrimp are signature dishes. SANIBEL SPROUTThe Sanibel Sprout is the island's diversified health food store with vegan gourmet take-out dishes prepared by chef Nikki. There is an all-organic juice/ smoothie bar featuring the Sproutaccino. The Sprout carries a wide range of organic, gluten and GMOfree groceries carefully selected to appeal to vegans, vegetarians and other health-conscious consumers. There is a broad selection of high quality supplements, herbs and vitamins, organic fresh produce, handmade Guatemalan Swarovski jewelry, etched glass juice jars and coffee mugs by Sanibel artist Luc Century, T-shirts and clothing, Sprout watches, pure soaps, cosmetics and hair products. TRADERS STORE & CAFETraders is unique in that is combines a bustling restaurant with a large shopping emporium selling casual clothing, jewelry, accessories, home decorating and gift items, books and lamps. The restaurant serves bistro style food with an island flair with offerings such as black beans and rice, blackened fish and fresh salads from an open kitchen. Theres no fryer in this place! The tables are freshly wrapped in white paper for each party and theres a pot of colored crayons for doodling, whether youre an adult or a child. Traders has been around long enough to have become a favored local hang-out. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., happy hour 3 to 6 p.m. and dinner 5 to 9 p.m. Theres live music from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays with Danny Morgan and Wednesdays with Chris Workman. TIMBERS RESTAURANT & FISH MARKETThe Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market and the adjoining Sanibel Grill are mainstays of the island dining scene, boasting 35 years of fresh fish on Sanibel Island. The restaurant offers 13 dinners for $15 daily before 5:30 p.m. plus a large selection of local seafood such as grilled shrimp, fried grouper, oysters, clams and crab cakes. Besides specializing in fresh local seafood, the restaurant has a seafood market that opens at 11 a.m. (except Sunday, when its 2 p.m.) SUNDIAL BEACH RESORT & SPAAt Sundial Beach Resort & Spa all restaurants and bars are open to the public. Sea Breeze Caf offers breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, serving a combination of classic tavern fare and innovative entrees, salads and sandwiches. Sit in the dining room overlooking the Gulf of Mexico or on the outdoor terrace for an al fresco experience. Breakfast is served from 7 to 11 a.m. and an all-day menu is available from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Pool & Beach Bar is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Food, tropical drinks, imported and domestic beers, and an array of popular wines are available. Happy hour is daily from 3 to 5 p.m. at Pool & Beach Bar and from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Sea Breeze Caf with appetizers from $3 to $8 and beverages from $3 to $5. Register to win an Escape Weekend at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa. Entry forms are located at each resort restaurant. TRADITIONS ON THE BEACHTraditions on the Beach is one of the few Sanibel restaurants with beachfront dining. The menu features Italian and Mediterranean cuisine based on fresh local seafood, meats and produce. Dining is from 5 p.m. until late and there is live entertainment most nights for listening and dancing. Besides fish and steaks, youll find Moroccan Lamb, roast duck, Texas Wild Boar Saddle and veal. pasta, grilled items and a raw bar round out the menu. Theres an attractive bar area also serving food and an extensive wine and cocktail list. continued on page 27 At The Sandbar this July the Shrimp Revolution begins. Eight choices with Eight Gulf Shrimp, just $15 each. Alfredo, Barbecue, Boom-Boom, Buffalo, Coconut, FRA Diablo, Scampi, Crab5 Stuffed. Sanibel's Best Early Dining Secret. $15 Entrees Until 5:45 p.m. Baby Back Ribs, Shrimp Scampi, Scottish Salmon, Teriyaki Filet Skewers, Vegetable Pasta & More. Dinner 5 to 9 p.m., Lounge Happy Hour 4 p.m., Major Credit Cards, Full Liquor. SANDBAR New York CityFine Italian Cuisine FINE ITALIAN CUISINEIL TESORO RISTORANTEinspired by Island Fare in a bistro style Fresh ingredients, simplicity, love... the recipe for a treasured dining experience Chef/Owner AJ Black751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL Reservations Suggested 239-395-4022 TASTE OF THE ISLANDS IRON CHEF WINNERVOTED BEST CHEFBEST OF THE ISLANDS AWARD EARLY BIRD DINING 56PM EARLY BIRD DINING 5PM BENVENUTI IL TESORO BENVENUTI IL TESOROCome join us for a taste of Italy.Receive one complimentary glass from our selected featured Italian wines and a sample of our famous homemade Antipasto with a purchase of two entrees.Cannot be combined with any other offer, discount, or voucher. No online reservations, call in reservations accepted. 18% gratuity will be added to full amount before discount. Valid through the month of August.


27 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 1, 2014 2055 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island, FL great food good timesJean Le Boeuf food PLACEIsland Restaurant Indoor & Outdoor Dining in a Casual Atmospherefull bar Takeout Catering kids menu239-472-0223 Reservations AcceptedSummer Hours: (Beginning Saturday, August 2) Monday Friday Lunch & Dinner 11 am 9:30 pm Saturday & Sunday Dinner Only 4 9:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 4 6 pm CLOSED FOR LUNCH UNTIL FALL CLOSED FOR LUNCH UNTIL FALLThe Jacaranda has entertainment nightly. On Friday and Saturday, various artists are featured starting at 8:30 p.m. Weekdays, music is from 7 to 11 p.m. On Monday, its Renata, playing jazz, contemporary and dance music; Tuesday, David Christian, funk, pop and top s; Wednesday, Trevor Earl, with contemporary music and reggae; Thursday, Malibu Duo, contemporary, reggae and dance; Sunday, Jamaica Dave & Co., reggae and dance. George & Wendys Seafood Grille has live music tonight, Friday, with guitar and vocals by Aaron Seyfferth. Saturday its Robby Hutto, guitar and vocals plus half-price drinks for the ladies from 9 p.m. to midnight. On Tuesday, open mic night is from 8 to 11 p.m. Karaoke is Thursdays from 9 p.m. to midnight. Traders Store & Cafe features music by Chris Workman on Sundays and Wednesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. and Danny Morgan and Friends on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. This weeks lineup at Traditions on the Beach at the Island Inn includes: Friday, Dusk Duo with Dean and Kathy Winkleman on piano, guitar and vocals, performing pop, R&B, country and jazz. Saturday, Woody Brubaker on the piano, saxophone, and vocals with Marvilla Marzan; Wednesday, Mike Arnone, aka "The Jersey Kid, pianist and vocalist, performing everything from The Rat Pack to Motown; and Thursday Woody Brubaker on the piano, saxophone and vocals. The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn will feature the band New Vinyls on Friday and Saturday and Taylor Stokes Tuesday and Wednesday. Crab races take place Mondays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. for families and 9 p.m. for adults. The Mucky Duck on Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, features music by Mark Dupuy on Mondays; Rich Lancaster, Wednesdays; Gene Federico, Thursdays and Saturdays; and Bu ckeye K en, Fridays. Sea Breeze Caf at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa features Margarita Monday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday with $5 margaritas, taco bar for $12.95 and the Danny Morgan Band. There is also live entertainment on Friday and Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. Happy hour is daily from 5 to 7 p.m. with a new drink menu and drink specials. Pool & Beach Bar at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa has live entertainment every Friday and Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. Happy hour is from 3 to 5 p.m. See the mermaids every Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. All Sundial restaurants and bars are open to the public. The Island Cow on Periwinkle Way has live entertainment on Friday with Dan Confrey; Saturday, Diana Lynn; and Sunday, Bu ckeye Ken. RC Otters on Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, has live music daily with dining inside and out. Keylime Bistro on Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva features live music days and nights seven days a week. Restaurant owners/managers, please email or fax any changes to your entertainment schedule to or 395-2299. LIVE ON THE ISLANDS RC Otters on Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, has live music daily From page 26Island Fare ZEBRA FROZEN YOGURTThis bold and bright cafe/store offers a variety of frozen yogurt flavors try the caramel sea salt pretzel with more than 50 toppings such as strawberries, blueberries, chopped candy and sprinkles. Other offerings include milk shakes, smoothies and frappes. Zebra has indoor and outdoor seating. The store recently added frozen yogurt to go, by the pint and quart. PAWSMeet Sophie, a 2-year-old female, front-declawed cat. Sophie was originally rescued by PAWS when she was just a kitten found in The Dunes. She has been well loved by her owners for the last two years, but they can no longer keep her due to allergies. To adopt Sophie, call Pam at PAWS of Sanibel at 472-4823. Sophie


FreshWatermelon 399CrystalH2O Purified Water24 Pack, 16.9 oz. Bottles Thur., 7.31.2014 Wed., 8.6.2014 399Sunset SalsaFresh SalsaAssorted Varieties, Refrigerated, 15 oz.1599CoronaBeerRegular or Light, 12 Pack Bottles or Cans follow us on 59 9 1399William HillWineAssorted Varieties, 750 ml. summer slice of ea. 599JerrysHot Cuban Sandwich save1.00 Hello Shoppers of Sanibel, When you shop Jerrys of Sanibel youll experience much more than just quality grocery shopping. From H20 Outfitters to Sanibel Surf Shops flagship store to Sanybels Finest and more, there are just enough shops at Jerrys to turn an ordinary day into an extraordinary day. Before shopping at Jerrys Foods, you can enjoy PocoLocos exclusive ice cream selection from local favorite, Love Boat Ice Cream. And our courtyard is a wonderful spot to relax with family and friends; its a little piece of paradise teeming with colorful exotic birds! Stop by and say hello! Regards, Jerrys of Sanibel 1700 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Jerrys of Sanibel Directory Welcome to Welcome to Jerrys Jerrys of of Sanibel Sanibel Fax 239.472-1658Toll Free 866.746.6574 239.472-6776 ARTS & CRAFTSHours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 7 days F2394721658 To To AR AR Jerrys Restaurant NANNYS NANNYS CHILDRENS SHOPPECHILDRENS SHOPPE Childrens Childrens Fashion Fashion Featuring: JoJo Maman, Florence Eiseman,Featuring: JoJo Maman, Florence Eiseman,Le Top, Anita G & many other ne brandsLe Top, Anita G & many other ne brands ISLAND SUN AUGUST 1, 201428 29 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 1, 2014


ISLAND SUN AUGUST 1, 201430 FULL DELI, BAKERY DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS COLD BEVERAGESCall us for your cookout, picnic and party needs. Well take care of you!Corner of Periwinkle Way & Tarpon Bay Road472-1516 BOARS HEAD MEAT! BOARS HEAD MEAT! FROZEN YOGURT & FROZEN YOGURT & ICE CREAM ICE CREAM Sanibel Deli & Coffee Sanibel Deli & CoffeeF A C T O R Y Across from CVS in Palm Ridge PlacePIZZA & WINGSCALL AHEAD 472-2555~ OPEN ~ Mon. 7am-3pm Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 7am-8pm Fri & Sat. 7am-9pm Sun. Seasonal The Only Dockside Dining on Sanibel Located at the Sanibel Marina Specializing in Local Seafood We also feature Petite & 10 oz. Filet MignonsDining Awards: 6 years running 472-8138 CALL FOR DAILY SPECIALS472-9300 Daily Lunch Specials Salad Bar Take-Out or Eat In Breakfast Lunch Dinner Open Daily 6 a.m. 10 p.m.Restaurant & Deli Call Ahead Orders239-312-4085or Text-To-Go 239-580-8573website for menu www.loveamongtheflowers.comItalian espresso fresh juice bar & smoothies ice cream pizza sandwiches salads GLUTEN FREE Pizza handmade local art and gifts Among The Flowers FINE ITALIAN CUISINEIL TESORO RISTORANTEOpen 7 days a week 751 Tarpon Bay Road 239.395.4022 BEST BEST TAKE-OUT TAKE-OUT ON ON THE THE ISLANDS ISLANDS Follow Us On facebook: Follow Us On facebook: The Sanibel Sprout The Sanibel Sprout Your place to thrive! place to thrive! The Sanibel Sprout239-472-4499 Y Y Sanibels original fresh juice and smoothie bar Sanibels original fresh juice and smoothie bar Catering and special orders welcome Catering and special orders welcome Gourmet vegan cuisine Gourmet vegan cuisine 100% organic and non-GMO 100% organic and non-GMO Fruit Kabobs with Lime Cream Kabobs 1/2 honeydew melon, peeled, seeded and cubed 1/2 cantaloupe melon, peeled, seeded and cubed 1 papaya, peeled, seeded and cubed 1 mango, peeled, seeded and cubed 2 kiwis, peeled and cubed 16 (6-inch) bamboo skewers Lime Cream 1 cup low-fat sour cream 1/2 cup honey 1 lime, juiced 1 teaspoon lime zest 1/4 cup mint leaves, chopped Arrange cut fruit on the skewers in an alternating fashion. Repeat until all cut fruit is on the skewers. Serve chilled with lime cream. Lime Cream In a mixing bowl, combine sour cream, honey, lime juice and zest. Serve chilled with fruit kabobs. Garnish with fresh mint. Fruit Kabobs with Lime Cream


31 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 1, 2014 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. Walk-in HumidorGreat Selection of Cigars and Accessories Ketel One Vodka 1.75 ltr. $39.99 Gordons Gin or Vodka 1.75 ltr. $17.99 Tanqueray Gin 1.75 ltr. Reg. $36.99 SALE $34.99 Captain Morgan Dark Rum 1.75 ltr. $26.99 BV Coastal Chardonnay & Pinot Noir 750 ml. Reg. $9.99 SALE $7.99 Chalone Cabernet 750 ml. $9.99 505 Malbec 750 ml. $10.99 Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 750 ml. $15.99 THEYour One-Stop for WINE SPIRITS LIQUEURS CIGARS GIFT ITEMS YourOne-Stopfor GROG SHOP One of the Best Selections of Domestic and Imported Wines on the West CoastBest Liquor Selection on the IslandsSpecial Orders and Case Discounts fh Check out our New Vaping Supplies. Starter kits and re lls. Poets Corner selected by Tanya HochschildA Visit To St. Francis Bayby Tanya HochschildAt St. Francis Bay, we swim to our past In the endless sea. With diving gannets, red-beaked oyster catchers, amid tumbling terns we plumb the waters of our childrens Alma Mater. They, now further afield, beyond the harboring arms of the bay have taken with them days and nights. Afternoon squalls still shake the tops of bushes, send spiders on the ride of their lives, as webs pull and tug like bungee cords, like memories, between branches. In the deepening tide, we hear echoes of a dream land. Days spent in the rain and the sun. A wave crests and we speed back to shore, the right place to return to, Now as then, welcoming. St. Francis Bay is a bay on the Indian Ocean on the east coast of South Africa. It is here Bruce Brown found the perfect wave when he filmed his movie The Endless Summer. We invite submissions from local poets. Anyone interested may submit their work via email to tutsie@ Each week, individual work will be showcased. 302.569.2399FUN & FOND MEMORIESNEW on SANIBEL/CAPTIVA (Residents)Your PortraitI PAINT PEOPLE & PETSACRYLIC ON CANVASMS. GINA Teen Night At Sanibel LibraryLast week, the Sanibel Public Library hosted their popular Teen VIP After Hours program, the teen and tween portion of the summer reading program, which is sponsored in part by the Sanibel Public Library Foundation, Inc. and its generous donors. Teens and tweens enjoying books and refreshments Caroline Tesoro enjoys Teen Night Three girls hanging out at last weeks Teen VIP After Hours program Michel Lemmon had a blast Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email


ISLAND SUN AUGUST 1, 201432 Hortoons Art By Kids With Cancer At The AllianceThe Young Artists Awards Arts By Kids With Cancer project will be exhibited in the Member Gallery at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers during the month of August. The opening reception will be held on Friday, August 8 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and the show will run through August 29. The Art By Kids With Cancer project donates and delivers art supplies for use by pediatric oncology patients throughout the year, working in conjunction with the Child Life Specialists at the Pediatric Oncology/Hematology program at the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, while also showcasing the artwork of children with cancer. The organization provides monetary assistance to local families in crisis facing the financial challenges of childhood cancer, assisting those families with expenses such as groceries, transportation and prescription costs. The programs collaboration with trained specialists at the hospital utilizes art in a therapeutic setting to assist children with cancer. The art supplies purchased and donated are delivered for specialized instruction and are available for both art projects and the childrens personal use. Young Artists Awards multiple Art By Kids With Cancer exhibits throughout Southwest Florida raise awareness in the general community as to the importance of the arts in healing and the multiple challenges faced by local families of children diagnosed with cancer. The project is supported in part by Target and Framing Wholesalers. The Young Artists Awards, a not for profit organization serving area children, mats and frames and then showcases, sells and auctions selected pieces of the childrens artwork at numerous venues throughout the area. Trained volunteers will be available to talk about the artwork and program during the opening. More information can be found at The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers. One of the Art By Kids With Cancer entries Cycling Safety Notes WHEN STOPPED, CLEAR THE PATH AND ALLOW OTHERS TO BIKE THROUGH Its always frustrating for any path user, cyclist or other, to come across another user who has stopped and is blocking the path with their bicycle. Its also unsafe since its adding yet one more obstacle, another demand upon concentration. So lets be courteous and clear the path when were making that phone call or checking the map. SANIBEL BICYCLE CLUB


33 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 1, 2014 The Sanctuary Golf Club Hosts 12th Annual Community Golf OutingOn July 12, The Sanctuary Golf Club hosted its 12th annual Community Golf Outing. This club-sponsored event recognizes public service and non-profit workers of the islands with a round of golf and a luncheon provided by the award-winning culinary staff at The Sanctuary Golf Club. Ive participated in the event for the past seven years and always enjoy it, said Matt Fannon with the City of Sanibel. The course was in great shape and the food was a home run. It is five-star treatment at The Sanctuary for sure. The Sanctuary staff and membership appreciate all of the community service and non-profit workers throughout the island that make the community what it is, said BJ Halsey, The Sanctuary food and beverage director. Were hoping for another successful and well attended event in 2015. For more information regarding membership at The Sanctuary Golf Club, contact Sheryl Tatum, director of membership and marketing, at or 322-5182. Visit the website at Group 2: Nick Miller of Captiva Fire District, Troy Van Dyck of Lehigh Fire District, Paul Morris of Captiva Fire District and Zach Van Dyck of Captiva Fire District Golfers lining up Group 1: Melody McNeill of BIG ARTS, Danny McNeill of BIG ARTS, Matt Fannon of City of Sanibel and Bob Fladziniski of City of Sanibel Captiva Cruises Offers Sunset Cruise With Musician Gene FredericoOne of the best ways to spend an evening on the islands is to enjoy a one of our spectacular sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico. Captiva Cruises is now offering a Sunset Ser enade Cruise with local musician Gene Frederico, whose musical versatility will delight all ages. Dolphins and other wildlife are often observed during this hour-long cruise aboard Captiva Cruises flagship vessel, the Lady Chadwick. Passengers may enjoy a cocktail from the full service bar while listening to live entertainment and watching the sun slip into the Gulf of Mexico from the open air deck or air-conditioned lower level. This Sunset Serenade Cruise is the perfect way to end the day on the islands. Captiva Cruises also offers lunch cruises to Cabbage Key, Useppa Island and Boca Grande. Beach & Shelling excursions to Cayo Costa State Park and Dolphin Watch & Wildlife Adventure Cruises in cooperation with the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation are also available. Sailing adventures aboard the 40-foot sailing catamaran The Adventure are another exciting way to experience Southwest Florida with Captiva Cruises. Reservations and additional information for any of Captiva Cruises tours may be obtained by calling 472-5300. The Lady Chadwick at sunset ENGEL & VLKERSIsabella Rasi 239-246-4716 UNDER CONTRACT and SOLD PENDING


ISLAND SUN AUGUST 1, 201434 Magicians Under The Big Top At BIG ARTS CampBIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp features a different creative theme each week for children of preschool age through high school. Every week, the campers get to showcase their art on the wall at Gainer Veranda and perform on stage in Schein Performance Hall. BIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp will end on August 1. During the seventh week of BIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp, younger campers had the theme Mission Is-Possible With Art, and each day they explored a famous artist, recreated their work, and then made inspired works of their own. The middle school and high school campers applied skills learned in Film Production I to produce an original short film, which was shown at BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall on Friday. During the final week of BIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp, the lineup for the younger kids featured the magic of Gina and Brian Boyd of G & B Performing Arts to go along with the theme Under The Big Top. The magicians taught a class all week, and each camper walked away with one or more tricks to perform at home. The campers made their own wands as well as props for their magic show performance on Friday. The older kids explored digital photography and showcased their photos at the end of the week. For more information about BIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp, call BIG ARTS at 395-0900, stop by in person at 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel or visit Clockwise from front left, Jessica Sellyei, Elizabeth Medina, Annabella Blaisdell, Gunnar Philbert, Giovanni Mezquite and Brittany Lealman, BIG ARTS visual arts teacher The older campers video was shown on the big screen in Schein Performance Hall at BIG ARTS Gunnar Philbert, Elizabeth Medina and Annabel Blaisdell Site Visitation Landscape Design Installation Delivery Monthly Maintenance300 CENTER ROAD FORT MYERS FL 33907239.939.9663 www.NoLawn.comOpen Mon Sat 9am to 5pm, Sun 10am to 3pmGET REAL: GO NATIVE!WE CARRY THOUSANDS OF NATIVE WILDFLOWERS, TREES, SHRUBS, VINES, GRASSES & AQUATIC PLANTS Located across the street from Gulf Harbour 15065 McGregor Blvd, Ste 104, Fort Myers Online: Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


35 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 1, 2014 From page 5Holiday VillageFoundations Nature of Captiva Saturday, December 6 Royal Shells Decorated Golf Cart Parade Golf Cart Awards and Party Captiva Luminary Friday, December 12 Mullet March at Jensens Twin Palms, 30 minutes before sunset. Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation and Captiva Island Historical Societys Holiday film at Jensens Twin Palms Saturday, December 13 Fishing & Mullet Festival at Jensens Twin Palms all day Junkanoo Parade Lighted Boat Parade Post Boat Parade Party Sunday, December 14 Carol Sing at Chapel by the Sea Mixed Nuts, non-commercial winner 2013 photo by Rhonda Rosas Read us online at CHUCK BERGSTROMIsland Resident Award Winning Realtor Buying, Selling or just want to chatTalk to Chuck!(239) 209-6500 or 800 388-2311(239) 472-2311 2400 Palm Ridge Rd. Sanibel, FL Opportunity on Lighthouse Way Opportunity on Lighthouse WaySpecial bay views. 105 existing seawall. Create your bayfront vision of paradise. $1,995,000 690 Birdie View Point 690 Birdie View PointBuild your Island dream home on Sanibel Island Golf course. Walk to beach. $384,000 6433 Pine Avenue 6433 Pine Avenue4 BR/3 BA w/pool in Santiva near beach. Community boat launch across the street on gulf access canal. $949,000 589 Rabbit Road 589 Rabbit RoadElevated 2 BR/2 BA pool home with split oor plan overlooking river. Walk to beach. $499,000 529 Lighthouse Way 529 Lighthouse WayNewly updated 3 BR/3 BA pool home on Gulf access canal with 33dock. Many upgrades! $985,000 4203 Dingman Drive 4203 Dingman DriveBeautiful Renovation! 4 BR/3 BA with pool on approx. 1 acre across from beach. $2,495,000 561 Lighthouse Way 561 Lighthouse WayCompletely renovated 5 BR/4 BA with pool and 80 dock on Gulf access canal. $1,895,000 9247 Dimmick Drive 9247 Dimmick DriveNicely renovated 3 BR/2 BA w/studio on a double lot overlooking caged pool and conservation lands.$629,000 Commercial Lots Tamiami Trail Commercial Lots Tamiami TrailTwo parcels, A & B zoned Commercial General on Tamiami Trail. Survey available. (A)$1,150,000 (B)$400,000 Mariner Pointe # 813 Mariner Pointe # 813 VIEWS! Updated 2 BR/2 BA corner unit w/glass enclosure & impact sliders. AMENITIES! Boat slips!$479,000Scan with your Smart Phone 3099 Cussell Dr. (on Pine Island) 3099 Cussell Dr. (on Pine Island)Build on this large corner, canal front lot with seawall. Direct Gulf access in minutes. $299,000 917 Pepper Tree Place 917 Pepper Tree PlaceCustom built 4 BR/3 BA in Gulf Pines on large lot. Enjoy pool, tennis, walk to beach. $799,407 PENDING Commercial Residential Faucet/Toilet Upgrades & Replacement Water Heaters Water Leaks Garbage Disposals Backflow Repair Sewer Back-Up Repipe Drain Clogs/Cleaning Remodels/New Builds24/7 EMERGENCY SERVICEProudly serving Sanibel & Captiva Islands2244 Periwinkle Way, Suite 13 Sanibel, FL .... for all your plumbing needs. .... for all your plumbing needs.


ISLAND SUN AUGUST 1, 201436 Will Power Columnist: C rai g R. Hersch, BCS B oard Certi f ied Wills, Trusts & Estates A ttorne y ; CPAI Have Answers to Your Estate Planning uestions. Call: 239-334-1141 or Visit: 9100 College Pointe Ct. Fort Myers, FL 33919 Registration Open For Youth Fall Basketball LeagueCome join the 3rd season of the Youth Fall Basketball League at the Sanibel Recreation Center. The league is for both boys and girls from kindergarten through eighth grade, with an additional Tiny Tots division for 3 and 4 year olds. This league, co-sponsored by the Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club, Periwinkle Place Shops and the City of Sanibel, gives children the opportunity to learn the fundamentals while enjoying the game. The season runs from August to October. Games for the kindergarten through eighth grade will be on Fridays between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. and the Tiny Tots games will be held Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. Grades 4 through 8 will practice on Mondays with an optional practice on Thursdays and grades kindergarten through 3 will practice on Tuesdays. The fee is $30 per child for Sanibel Recreation Center members or $38 per child for non-members. Registration is now open. Volunteers are needed for coaching, team parents, scorekeepers and referees. Contact the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345 for more information. Rec Center Closure ReminderThe Sanibel Recreation Center will be closed through Sunday, August 3 in order to complete numerous maintenance projects. Some of the improvements will include resurfacing for the gymnasium floor and front entrance, deep cleaning and painting of facility, restriping of parking lot and resealing of restroom tile. All of the major projects have been scheduled in an effort to minimize the inconvenience to our patrons as many of the projects are odiferous and disruptive. The youth summer day camp program will operate as scheduled. The Center 4 Life (located at 2401 Library Way) offers fitness classes Monday through Friday that are included with Sanibel Recreation Center membership; non-member fee is $6 per class. Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8 a.m. Happy Hour Fitness 9:30 a.m. Essential Total Fitness Tuesday and Thursday 8 a.m. Power Hour 9:30 a.m. Gentle Yoga Beach parking permits will be available for purchase through Friday, August 1 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 4 to 5 p.m. at the pavilion. To qualify for any beach parking permit, please bring a valid vehicle registration for each vehicle and a valid state-issued identification or drivers license showing a Sanibel address or proof of Sanibel property ownership. Payment may be made via cash, check, MasterCard or Visa. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-0345 or visit To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 From page 10Entry AdditionsHandicap visitors may either begin with the Rutland ADA entrance or begin their tour on the existing boardwalk running behind Rutland. The new pavers will join the existing concrete sidewalk in front of Rutland that lead to the ramp and front steps, the application reads, in part. Following a brief discussion, which included an inquiry regarding the standard condition of requiring the removal of non-native vegetation, Chuck Ketteman motioned to approve the request, which was seconded by Tom Krekel before being unanimously approved. I think this is a pretty good design that weve been working on for months, said Dorothy Donaldson, president of the museums board of directors. Wed like to get this done while the museum is closed, so there are no interruptions for visitors. The Sanibel Historical Museum & Village will close after Saturday, August 2 for the remainder of the summer, reopening on Wednesday, November 5. Sewer Expansion Plan Approved By Councilby Jeff LysiakDuring last weeks city council meeting, a capital improvement plan for expanding Sanibels sewer system was unanimously approved. Steven McDonald, senior economist with GAI Consultants of Orlando, delivered a PowerPoint presentation which detailed the background, financial feasibility projections and recommendations for the expansion plan. The city has invested over $73.5 million in total sewer system assets and believes it is imperative and fiscally prudent to ensure the continued viability of the Sewer Expansion Program, GAIs executive study stated, in part, A primary objective of this report is to provide the city with an annual update on the financial stability and rate projections for the Sanibel Sewer System. In addition to its current investment, the city has proposed a five-year Capital Improvement Program beginning in FY 2015 that includes approximately $5.5 million for capital projects to the citys existing system through FY 2019. GAIs report looked at two scenarios: The first scenario, a plan that would raise $1 million annually, would include a 3.0 percent rate adjustment in FY 2015. In addition, rate increases of 3.0 percent would be included throughout the remainder of the projection period. Total capital outlay for the project would be $22.6 million. The second scenario would also include a 3.0 percent rate adjustment each year beginning in FY 2015 and continuing throughout the remainder of the projection period. Capital outlay is expected to occur as provided in the citys optional CIP through FY 2019. A nominal amount of $750,000 annually will be assumed thereafter through the projection period. Total capital outlay through the projection period is $19.2 million. Following a more detailed look at both scenarios provided by McDonald, and some additional discussion of the data by council, Mayor Kevin Ruane suggested that Scenario #1 would provide sufficient revenue and debt coverage for the project as well as continuing to provide financial stability for the city. Sanibels director of public works, Keith Williams, and director of natural resources, James Evans, both concurred with that conclusion. Ruane made a motion to approve Scanario #1, which was seconded by Mick Denham. Resident John McCabe was the lone speaker during the public comment portion of the meeting, and he added his support for the recommended option. The council voted unanimously to approve the capital improvement plan, 5 to 0. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


37 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 1, 2014 Island Graphics Supports 10K Race 4 FISH Island Graphics joins the 10K Race 4 FISH as a Silver Sponsor. The carefully-plotted island race is set to begin at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 13, with its start-finish line at The Community House. It supports FISH of Sanibel-Captiva, Inc., a non-profit with a mission of neighbors helping neighbors. FISH works with people in need, said Island Graphics owner Bob Kern. We are a small town, so neighbors helping neighbors has a personal touch to it. FISH has been lending a helping hand to neighbors in need since 1982, delivering nutritious meals to clients with limited mobility, loaning medical equipment, transporting clients to nonemergency medical appointments and assisting elderly or disabled clients with hurricane preparedness. In 2013, volunteers provided 6,311 hours of service and traveled 27,319 miles on behalf of FISH and its clients. Driving a neighbor to chemo treatments or delivering meals to a neighbor recovering from surgery is very gratifying, Kern said. You know the need is there and most recipients appreciate the efforts of those who help them. Island Graphics customers include realtors, restaurants, banks, churches, theaters, retail shops, non-profit and service organizations as well as individuals from artists to contractors. Bob Kern and his Island Graphics have been a wonderful neighbor helping FISH continue its mission, said John Pryor, FISH vice president and 10K race committee co-chairman. Island Graphics is located next door to FISH, at 1630-C Periwinkle Way. Its design staff can be reached at 4724437 from 9 a.m. to noon during August and September. There are a variety of 10K Race 4 FISH sponsorship slots available Gold, Silver, Bronze or Friend. For Gold to Bronze sponsorships, your name or logo will appear on the back of T-shirts featuring the Hortoon race logo and worn by the runners, as well as all banners and printed 10K materials. Friend sponsors will be included on all banners and race materials. Anyone who is interested in becoming a race sponsor should contact Nancy and Pete Bender at benderlaw@ or 472-5220. Deadline is September 15. For more information, visit From left, FISH of Sanibel-Captiva, Inc. vice president and 10K Race Committee co-chairman John Pryor, left, 10K Race Committee cochairman Ed Ridlehoover, Island Graphics owner Bob Kern, 10K Race Committee members Nancy and Pete Bender


ISLAND SUN AUGUST 1, 201438 Latest Criminal Charges Lead To Teams Hall Of Fame Cancellationby Ed FrankThe cellar-dwelling Minnesota Twins, who appear headed for their fourth consecutive season of losing more than 90 games, did take a difficult but positive move last week when they canceled the induction of Chuck Knoblauch into the Twins Hall of Fame. It was the right thing to do as the once-popular Knoblauch, who starred for the Twins from 1991 to 1997, has faced a series of transgressions since his retirement from baseball in 2002. The latest incident last week when he was charged with assault against his former wife apparently was enough for the Twins. He was scheduled to become the 27th member of the Twins Hall of Fame on August 23 in an induction ceremony at Target Field. In a one sentence announcement, the Twins said: In light of recent reports surrounding Chuck Knoblauch, as well as direct communications with the former Twins second baseman, the Minnesota Twins have decided to cancel the teams 2014 Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The four-time All Star, whose 276 stolen bases are the most in Twins history, has been plagued with legal problems for several years. In 2009, Knoblauch was charged with choking a former wife and received a oneyear probation. In March of this year, he was charged with interference with public duties by pushing a police officer. Then just last week, police were called at 4 a.m. to the home of his ex-wife, Cheri, who told police he allegedly grabbed her and starting smashing her head against a wall. Then, according to police, he threw a humidifier at her. He was released on $10,000 bond after being charged with assault of a family member. Shortly afterwards, the Twins canceled his Hall of Fame induction. Even prior to these multiple charges, Knoblauch had been linked to the use of performance enhancing drugs, raising questions why he was even considered for Hall of Fame honors in the first place. In December, 2007, he was included in the Mitchell Report which provided detailed evidence that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his playing days with the New York Yankees that followed his years with the Twins. He failed to respond when subpoenaed by a Congressional committee investigating the use of steroids in baseball. He ultimately agreed to a deposition in which he admitted using drugs saying, I did HGH. It didnt help me out. It didnt make me any better. I had the worst years of my career. The 62-member committee of local and national media, club officials, fans and past elected Hall of Fame members obviously looked past his many troubles when he was voted the honor last January. And there is little doubt that his on-field records with the Twins were outstanding. His .304 batting average, 43 home runs and 391 RBIs are second in franchise history for a second baseman. He was a member of the Twins 1991 World Series Champions. But he asked to be traded in 1997, claiming he was tired of the teams losing ways, thus falling out of favor with local fans. His wish was granted and he was traded to the Yankees where he played on three World Series Championship teams. Those might have been his glory days. But he has struck out with the Twins, rightfully so. Miracle Near Top of Division The Fort Myers Miracle began the week with a 14-0 thumping of Clearwater to remain just a one-half game behind first-place Palm Beach in the Florida State League South Division. The Monday win improved the Miracles second-half season record to 24-12. Following this weeks four-game home series against Clearwater, The Miracle depart on a 10-game road trip that includes three crucial games at Palm Beach. Fort Myers does not return home to Hammond Stadium until August 12 when they host St. Lucie. Chuck Knoblauch Fort Myers American Baseball Finishes Second The Fort Myers American (FMA) 50-70 Intermediate baseball team finished second to West Virginia in the Southeastern Regional Little League Tournament held July 18 weekend in Apopka, Florida. FMA lost its first game to West Virginia (4-18) on July 18 but defeated both Georgia (14-3) and North Carolina (16-5) on July 19. We knew our Saturday games were both must-win situations because of our loss to West Virginia in our first game, said Rick Johnston, FMA team manager. Those two wins on Saturday allowed us to finish second in Pool A to West Virginia and advance to the semi-finals on Sunday to face number one seeded Tennessee from Pool B. FMA managed to beat Tennessee (1412) in what was a close game filled with home runs, great defensive plays and multiple lead changes. After its successful win against Tennessee, FMA faced West Virginia again for the regional title and chance to play in the Little League Intermediate World Series, but the local team lost (6-18). As you can imagine, it was difficult for parents, coaches and, most of all, the players to have come that far, get so close and have it end right there on the door step of the World Series, Johnston said. With time, I have been able to reflect on what a special run it was for these players and the league. We were all in this together, pulling in the same direction, sweating our close games and encouraging the boys to keep fighting even when the odds were against them. Never once did these kids stop competing in this historic run for Fort Myers American, and for that, were proud. Formed in 1955, Fort Myers American Little League Baseball and Greater Fort Myers Little League Softball is the oldest league in Southwest Florida. It is home to than 120 county, district, sectional, state and regional titles, and is still the only Lee County league to compete in a World Series. Recently winning the first all-star baseball state title for FMA since 1981, the 50-70 Intermediate team has represented Section 6 in the state tournament for the past three years. The 50-70 Intermediate Division includes athletes ages 11 through 13 with the current team consisting of 11 boys, nine of which are 13 years old, and two of which are 12 years old. SPORTS QUIZ 1. Who was the last rookie shortstop before Pete Kozma in 2013 to start for the St. Louis Cardinals on Opening Day? 2. Name the last pitcher before the Los Angeles Dodgers Clayton Kershaw (2011-13) to lead the majors in ERA for three consecutive years. 3. In 2012, Washingtons Robert Griffin III became the fourth NFL quarterback since 1970 to rush for 800 yards in a season. Name two of the other three. 4. How many Final Fours has the Ohio State mens basketball team reached since the Buckeyes last championship in 1960? 5. Mike Babcock set a record in 2014 for most career coaching victories for the Detroit Red Wings (415). Whose mark did he pass? 6. Who was the captain of the U.S. mens World Cup soccer team in 2002 and 2006? 7. Name the last American male before Meb Keflezighi to win the Boston Marathon. ANSWERS 1. Ray Busse, in 1973. 2. Atlantas Greg Maddux (1993-95). 3. Randall Cunningham (1990), Bobby Douglass (1972) and Michael Vick (2004, 2006). 4. Six times, the last in 2012. 5. Jack Adams (1928-47), with 413. 6. Claudio Reyna. 7. Greg Meyer, in 1983. A CPA spends years preparing formoments just like these .Call 239.472.13231648 Perwinkle Way, Suite D SanibelWe recommend Tax Saving Strategies that help you...Businesses and individuals pay the lowest amount of taxes allowable by law because we continually look for ways to minimize your taxes.


39 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 1, 2014 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My twins who both graduated from high school this spring are going away to college soon. One twin seems to be able to take charge of his studying by himself. I dont have to coach or help him. The other twin needs far more help from me to stay on track with schoolwork. How can I teach her to be in charge of her own learning and studying? I dont want her to flunk out of college. Kathy K., Sanibel Kathy, You have asked a very complex question, since there are multiple skills involved in proficient studying as well as personal motivation and responsibility. Assuming that your daughter is motivated to study lets take a look at some thinking and learning issues. A critical thinking skill for an independent learner to utilize is a thinking process called metacognition. Metacognition allows people to know what they know, or to think about their thinking and to reflect on their own cognitive abilities. Metacognitive thinking skills develop during childhood, adolescence and continue into young adulthood. Metacognitive thinking processes include planning, monitoring ones own thoughts, problem solving, making decisions and evaluating ones thought processes. It also involves the use of strategies for remembering information, according to educational psychologist Dr. Linda B. Nilson. Very often students dont realize how important their own attitudes and self-reflection are to academic success and often think its the skill of the instructor that makes them successful. Thinking about thinking begins as children mature and can sort through and analyze their own thoughts. As parents or teachers a simple prompt such as What do you think about that? can help students connect to the metacognitive processes. Dr. Nilson refers to it as, the voice in your head that asks you questions about your learning. For a student, like your daughter, who may be struggling with independent learning, Dr. Nilson suggests that she consciously ask herself some metacognitive questions before, during or after an assignment to engage the metacognitive processes. Some good questions to ask are: What is the best way to go about this task? How well are my learning strategies working? What changes should I make, if any? What am I still having trouble understanding? What can I recall and what should I review? How does this material relate to other things Ive learned or experienced? Your daughter will probably have to include these questions as part of each assignment for a while. She will however with regular use internalize these questions and unconsciously include them in her study process as her skills develop. Shelley Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. Shelley is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Local Girl Scouts Are In Need Of Volunteer Troop Leaders, Co-LeadersGirl Scouts is a volunteer-led organization and is in need of new troop leaders and co-leaders for the upcoming school year. Girl Scout volunteers need to complete a volunteer application, criminal background check, and complete proper training. Leaders and co-leaders have the opportunity to create a flexible schedule that works for them. Training, curriculum and support are provided. As a volunteer, youll introduce girls to new experiences that make every day feel like the best day ever. Imagine the smiles, the excitement, the memories youll make those are the moments youll share at Girl Scouts. Visit to learn more about volunteering or contact Yvonne Bras, director of membership, at 800-232-4475. For more information about the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, visit Deb Wood, troop leader for 13 years for her now graduated girls of Troop 317, knows she has mentored bright, confident women who will be our future superstars of tomorrow Floridas Latest Educational OptionIn less than a week, more than 1,100 Florida parents of students with significant special needs including autism, Down syndrome and cerebral palsy have begun applications for a new type of K-12 scholarship that allows them to individualize their childs education. The Personal Learning Scholarship Account (PLSA) program, the second of its kind in the nation, was passed by the Florida Legislature last spring and signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott. The application process opened last Friday at Step Up For Students, a nonprofit scholarship organization that is authorized to administer the program. The state set aside $18.4 million for the first year of the program, enough for an estimated 1,800 students. The scholarships are available to students in kindergarten through 12th grade with one of eight specific learning disabilities. Parents can use the funds for a wide array of educational options, including private school, therapists, specialists, curricula and materials, even contributions to a prepaid college fund. The application process opened two days after the Florida teachers union filed suit against SB 850, the bill that created the PLSA program. Litigation could continue for several months. In the meantime, here is what some parents are saying about the program: Like winning the lotto, said Kim Freeman of Fort Lauderdale, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel. Freemans 15-year-old son, Ethan, has been diagnosed with autism and a behavioral disability. Providing needed services is expensive, noted Freeman, an educational therapist who works with children with special needs. Its just a phenomenal opportunity, said John Kurnik of Tampa, according to the Tampa Tribune. Kurniks son John has autism and is home schooled. We havent had a whole lot of luck with services for John. The resources we have as home-school families arent that plentiful. PLSAs will be life-changing for my family and potentially thousands of others in our state, wrote Julie Kleffel of Longwood in an op-ed in the Orlando Sentinel. Kleffels 7-year-old daughter Faith has Down syndrome. I am excited and hopeful to see how Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts will help my daughter and many other Florida students find their perfect path to success. To apply for a PLSA or to get more information, visit www.stepupforstudents. org. From page 15SCCF NestingCaptiva: 116 nests, 132 false crawls, 33 hatches Total: 479 nests, 828 false crawls, 103 hatches Snowy Plovers SCCF staff and volunteers monitor snowy plover nesting on Sanibel. As of July 25, the nest total for snowy plovers remains at 15: 7 have hatched, and of the 18 chicks total, 2 chicks remain and 7 have fledged 1 additional nest hatched on June 4 with 3 chicks, but the chicks were not seen again 1 nest was lost due to human interference 5 nests were lost due the depredation 1 nest was lost either due to abandonment or depredation *False crawl = A failed nesting attempt If you have questions or would like to know more about nesting stats on Sanibel, contact or call 472-2329. A normal crawl is depicted. It is clear that the hatchlings are headed in one direction. photo by France Paulsen


ISLAND SUN AUGUST 1, 201440 Small Business Growth ReportThe results from a Horizon Council FGCU Barriers to Small Business Growth survey have been released. The purpose of the study is to better understand the factors that are limiting small business growth in Lee County. The survey was sent to approximately 5,000 businesses and responses varied by question but generally ranged between 300 and 400. Executives completed the survey between May 5, 2014 and May 16, 2014. Small businesses are defined as having less than 50 employees and represented approximately 68 percent of the respondents to the survey. Chambers of commerce in the area assisted in the study by emailing invitations to their membership. The biggest hurdles or barriers to growth for small businesses are: 1. Finding qualified employees 2. Financing/access to capital 3. Government regulation/signage 4. Ability to promote/advertise/market 5. State of the economy 6. Competition 7. Infrastructure/roads 8. Increasing health/insurance costs 9. Taxes. Twenty percent of small business executives do not plan to grow the size of their business over the next five years because: 1. Already ideal size 2. Age/retiring 3. Increasing health care costs 4. Going out of business/selling 5. Economic/market uncertainties A lack of qualified employees was identified by 44 percent of small businesses as limiting their company growth. Recommended changes included: 1. Additional training/certification programs 2. More work experience for students 3. Encourage students to pursue vocational/technical training 4. Additional college degrees/programs 5. Closer ties between education and business 6. Increased training of health care workers 7. Better ways to recruit 8. Additional IT training and programs 9. Change Southwest Florida image to recruit younger workers Access to financing and lines of credit were identified by 37 percent of small businesses as limiting company growth. Small businesses recommended the following changes: 1. Greater access/availability 2. Decrease restrictions 3. Clear definitions and standards 4. Decrease requirements and paperwork 5. Special favors for small business 6. Reduce federal regulations Local regulations were limiting growth according to 25 percent of small businesses. The regulatory issues included: 1. Slow permitting process 2. Different requirements for each locality 3. Sign code regulations 4. Zoning 5. Licenses 6. Fire codes 7. Insurance 8. Building codes 9. Impact fees A lack of information about other geographical markets was considered to be limiting small business growth by six percent of the executives. The recommended changes include: 1. Availability of market research/ demographics 2. Identify companies that are relocating Other overall recommendations of small businesses included decreasing government intervention, preventing unlicensed vendors, speeding up permit processes, creating a regional economic development alliance/coordination, businesses working together, lower taxes, access to information, and mentoring/ networking. For more information, visit www. ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE Kathleen Papaleo President Susan Barnes Personal Lines 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472-3022 Have an insurance question? Call our office today for a new Auto quote. Trish Barbone Agent Mark OBrien Owner/Agent We are HERE for all your insurance needs Call our office today for a new Auto quote. ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP Getting Comfy At The Sanibel LibraryThe Sanibel Public Library is a cool and comfy place to surf the Internet with high-speed Wi-Fi. Pictured here is Jackson McKee, relaxing with some cozy stuffed animals in the S.S. Readmore in the childrens area of the library. Jackson McKee Physicians Primary Opens New Medical Office On College ParkwayPhysicians Primary Care of Southwest Florida will open its new medical office on College Parkway in Fort Myers on Monday, August 4 that will consolidate three offices into one location. The new office will be located at 7381 College Parkway in the former Jalapenos location and will incorporate family medicine and internal medicine. Those offices currently are located at 6160 Winkler Road, 7780 Cambridge Manor and 5172 Mason Corbin Court and will close, effective August 4. These new quarters will allow us to bring our three family medicine and internal medicine offices in Fort Myers under one roof to accommodate the growth in patients. Our patients also will have better access and more efficient care from this College Parkway location, said Dr. Mary Yankaskas, managing physician of Physicians Primary Care of Southwest Florida. These family medicine and internal medicine offices have been certified as Level II Patient Centered Medical Home since 2013. Physicians who will practice at the new building include Dr. Vincent Azzara (internal medicine); Dr. Jon Burdzy (family medicine); Dr. Peter Lewis (internal medicine); Dr. Timothy Snodgrass (family medicine); Dr. Staci VanWinkle (family medicine); and Kathleen Mahan, ARNP. Physicians Primary Care of Southwest Florida, a physician-owned and operated medical practice, was formed in 1996 by many long practicing local physicians and has grown to become the largest independent multi-specialty primary care practice in Southwest Florida. Medical specialties include internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology. Offices are conveniently located in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres. For more information, visit New Physicians Primary Care College Parkway officeEmail your editorial copy to: Read us online at


41 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 1, 2014 O ces in Sanibel, Fort Myers & Punta Gorda Phone: (239) 931-7566 Fax: (239) 9317560 Email: www.hmdlegal.comReal Estate Business Law Commercial Litigation E M Jbt Hbn Cf DCbn HOLTZ MAHSHIE DECOSTA ATTORNEYS AT LAW Sanibel Residents Sanibel Captiva Trust CompanyCurrent Outlookby Richard E. Pyle, CFAMore signs that the United States and the world were showing overall economic improvement greeted investors as the second half of 2014 got underway. After the weather-induced decline in U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the first quarter and a subsequent rebound in the second quarter, the outlook for the balance of 2014 suggests higher consumer and business spending. However, the rate of growth of that spending will continue to be below historical averages due to the lingering effects of the financial crisis of 2008 and 2009. Housing and auto sales are showing improvement from unusually low levels during the Great Recession, but are nowhere near the previous peak. Bank lending is improving but, again, remains below the absolute levels experienced in 2006-07. Employment levels have improved from 2008 lows, too, but it has taken nearly six years to return to prerecession levels, while the population has grown more than 5 percent during that time. Thus, todays unemployment rate (6.3 percent) still far exceeds the 4.6% rate of 2007. Likewise we are seeing tentative signs of economic recovery in Japan and the Euro-Zone after many months of little-tono growth. In an interesting turnaround in financial markets from the bleakest days of 2010-11, Euro-Zone countries now can borrow money at rates actually below those of the U.S. government. Easy money and a pledge by the European Central Bank to do whatever it takes to preserve the Euro currency has led to this stunning rebound in the European bond market. In contrast, the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China), formerly the most reliable growers across the globe, face slower growth trajectories. This has prompted both the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund recently to reduce their expectations for worldwide growth to below 3 percent for this year and to 4 percent in 2015. While the worldwide recovery from the economic shocks in the U.S. and the Euro-Zone progresses (and notwithstanding the growth slowdown for the emerging economies), corporate profits are hitting record levels. By reducing headcounts and costs, fostering improved productivity, and taking advantage of reduced raw materials and energy prices, corporations continue to boast record profit margins. Corporate balance sheets, too, are improving as companies take advantage of unusually low interest rates and relatively high equity valuations to raise capital for spending, mergers, acquisitions and share buybacks. Similar to the environment from 1982 to 2000 (which included many phases of a not-too-hot, not-to-cold Goldilocks economy), we may be seeing a sustained period of moderate economic growth, relatively benign inflation and belowaverage interest rates. Both fiscal and monetary policy are likewise reverting to a more normalized regimen. Consumer balance sheets have improved as a result of higher portfolio valuations and lower debt levels. As mentioned earlier, businesses have also improved their cash flows, balance sheets and business models all which imply stable-to-rising corporate profits for the foreseeable future. While this scenario is not meant to be as much a projection as a reasonable probability, it does foresee the potential for further valuation improvement in the equity market. But as always, we are data driven and will continue to monitor economic news going forward and make adjustments to our outlook and asset-allocation strategy as the data dictates. Top Ten Books On The Island1. The Sanibel Sunset Detective by Ron Base 2. The Two Sanibel Sunset Detectives by Ron Base 3. Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh 4. Wonder by RJ Palacio 5. Divergent by Veronica Roth 6. Abundance of Katherines by John Green 7. Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White 8. Sorority Sisters by Claudia Welch 9. The Last Letter from Your Lover by Jojo Moyes 10. The Man in the Rockefeller Suit by Mark SealCourtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop. From page 11Zonta Grantcondition. I wish to express my heartfelt gratitude for your help in financing my health, she said. This assistance is for me and my children a bright ray of light representing good and caring people those who work and volunteer at FISH -who are attentive to the difficulties of others. This financial aid helps my family greatly. Now that my health condition is under control, I feel I am better able to manage my household and provide for the needs of our family. All financial assistance clients must first go through a detailed client intake and provide certain financial documentation to FISH. Each client is evaluated privately, on an individual and per instance basis. There is no guarantee of financial assistance from FISH. To learn more about the FISH Helping Hands program, contact Christine Swiersz or Jessi Zeigler at 472-4775. Visit www.fishofsanibel. com. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email


ISLAND SUN AUGUST 1, 201442 Phone: (239)489.0442 Email: www.gregweglarz.comState Certi ed General Contractor License # CGC A05420One Builder Serving Sanibel & Captiva for over 35 years Custom Residential Construction Remodeling Projects Design Team with Construction Drawings Plans Through Completion of Project Rosier: The name that has been serving Southwest Florida for over 60 years 1200 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Matzaluna Plaza Sanibel IslandAngela Larson Call me anytime for your business and personal insurance needs on Sanibel and Choosing the Right Insurance Agent Makes all the Di erence Insurance Tip Insurance Companies Concernsby Angela Larson RoehlAs an insurance agent, it is my responsibility to inform clients of concerns that insurance companies have in regard to some building materials and maintenance issues that are either major concerns or not acceptable. Clients usually do not want to hear that they have to spend money on their home for an insurance company to offer them coverage. However, the replacement of concerned items can possibly prevent the clients from having a loss to their home or save them money on their insurance premiums.Some of the concerns are:Plumbing Polybutylene plumbing (usually grey or white with dull finish) unacceptable by many insurance companies due to the numerous water claims that resulted from the pipes becoming brittle over time. PEX Plumbing (usually red or blue tubing) some carriers will accept, however, they need to see that the PEX was installed after 2007 as there were improvements made to the fittings that previously failed. Electrical Knob and tube or aluminum wiring Electrical panels or circuit breakers manufactured by Zinsco, Federal Pacific, Sylvania or Challenger. Insurance companies also want to make sure that when they offer coverage there are none of the following that may result in a loss in the foreseeable future: Unprotected swimming pools Roofs that dont have at least five years of life Cracks in the foundations, or pilings that need to be replaced Cracks in driveways and pool decks; we want to prevent someone from tripping and being hurt Overgrown trees and limbs that touch the roof Dangerous breed of dogs on the premises Homeowners should have a maintenance plan for their home and address these concerns before they become an issue. Angela Larson Roehl is a local Sanibel-Captiva insurance agent with over 20 years of insurance experience, who can be reached at Superior InteriorsHow Do I Pick A Decorator?by Marcia FeeneyHave you ever questioned how to select a decorator? Many times, the only option has been to hire a decorator who charges a fee for her time. But what happens if its obvious within the first hour or two that you just arent going to click with that decorator? Unfortunately, youre left feeling very uncomfortable sometimes intimidated and youre back to square one, having accomplished nothing. With todays overwhelming choices in home furnishings, a professional decorator is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. A decorators role is to professionally assist you in creating the dcor of your choice in your home. The more your know about your own tastes and personal style before selecting your decorator, the more productive your decorator will be in working with you. Here are a few tips to help you truly enjoy working with your decorator: Do your homework. What are your color preferences? Styles? Basic priorities? Look through magazines. What catches your eye? Give some thought to your budget. This guideline will save you lots of valuable time. Think about your needs and your decorating desires for your room. Select a decorator who is interested in making your dream home a reality! With a little forethought and planning, working with a professional, caring decorator can be a truly pleasurable experience. Marcia Feeney is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at Letter Carriers Make Deliveries To Food BanksU.S. Postal Service letter carriers collected 72.5 million pounds of food on May 10 from the donations of thousands of communities throughout America for the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. This represents the 11th consecutive year the event has surpassed 70 million pounds and adds to the more than 1 billion pounds of food collected since the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive began in 1993. Donations of canned goods and non-perishable food items will feed countless families in need. Fort Myers area letter carriers and volunteers collected over 366,000 pounds of food. Letter carriers in Lee and Collier Counties, along with their family of volunteers, picked up nearly 52 tons of food which was distributed to local area food banks. Stamp Out Hunger, the nations largest single-day food drive, was launched in 1993 by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) and is supported by the U.S. Postal Service. Canned and non-perishable items are collected by 230,000 letter carriers and other postal employees in 10,000 cities and towns in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam. In addition to the U.S. Postal Service, NALC and Feeding America, other Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive national partners include AARP, Campbell Soup Company, the National Rural Letter Carriers Association, Valpak Direct Marketing Systems, United Way Worldwide, the AFL-CIO, Valassis and Uncle Bobs Self Storage. Read us online at


43 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 1, 2014 About 20 years ago, when my wife and I had our first daughter, we hired an au pair from Sweden named Sara. Patti was still working, and we didnt have family nearby to help with our new infant. You should have seen Saras face upon entering Publix for the first time. She couldnt believe the vastness of what we considered our every-day grocery store. In Sweden, we have a choice of only three cereals. Here, you have hundreds! Generally speaking, we all like a lot of choices in life. Everything today can be individualized to our own specifications. You can go online to design running shoes, sunglasses, cars almost everything. But are all these choices good? Can they become overwhelming? When considering advanced estate planning strategies, for example, I often tell my clients that there is no right way or wrong way to achieve goals whether those goals are to minimize taxes, protect our childrens inheritance from predators or creditors or to provide for a surviving spouse. No one knows whether one has made the right decision until after the fact until everything has happened and we are blessed with 20/20 hindsight. So, I generally lay out different strategies with explanations of each strategys unique set of advantages and disadvantages. When one seeks to minimize taxes in larger estates, for example, you may also sacrifice future flexibility as many of those choices involve placing assets in irrevocable trusts that cannot be changed. Balancing the needs of your surviving spouse who may not be the parent of your children can be delicate when you consider that each dollar he or she consumes is one less dollar that your children will one day inherit. Each year that he or she lives is one more year that your children will wait for their inheritance. When you consider all of the possibilities to achieve your goal whatever that goal may be you may end up being paralyzed by indecision. No decision seems right. Everyone wants that silver bullet that doesnt exist. To make matters even more confusing, as the attorney/advisor its difficult to voice my own preference. First off, it is not my estate that is affected it is my clients estate. Second, I cant possibly walk in my clients proverbial shoes. I havent lived his or her life and I cant get inside of his or her mind to decide who gets priority and in what way. Thats why I typically begin an initial meeting asking what is most important to my client. Is it most important, I may ask a married couple, that the survivor of you have complete control over all of your assets and be able to consume every last asset taking care of yourself or is it more important to leave at least some amount to your children? Consider, for example, the client who wishes to retain their Sanibel residence for their children. She may envision multiple generations enjoying the residence as a family vacation and holiday retreat. What if after the death of one spouse, the surviving spouse wants to move into a Shell Point or Cypress Cove? The buyins for those institutions can be several hundred thousand dollars along with a healthy monthly maintenance fee. In return, one is guaranteed life care. This could take a significant burden off children or other relatives but could also mean the destruction of the dream of the Sanibel residence being held in the family for generations, as it may have to be liquidated to generate the cash necessary to purchase into the life-care community. You cant let these decisions paralyze you. In most instances, your estate plan can be flexible. Revocable living trusts can be amended and should be reviewed periodically to ensure that they are up to date with your current situation and with your current goals. Your choices will also change over time. They may change because your family situation has changed. They may change because your net worth is higher or lower than it was before. The tax and trust laws change. There are a variety of reasons to reconsider the choices that you have when you originally planned or updated your estate. And as I said, as your situation changes you are confronted with choices. But consider this its usually better to have those choices than to have limited options. Sara, our au pair of 20 years ago now is a married mother of three living in Norway. I wonder if her grocery carries more than three different kinds of cereal? Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at Will PowerToo Many Choicesby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA Look for us at our new larger location conveniently located near Publix in South Pointe Commons at College Pkwy.DOCTORS EYECARE CENTERS New Address 5995 South Pointe Blvd, #111 Fort Myers, FL 33919 239-482-0355 239-332-1555AT THE END OF SUMMER, 2014. A member of Robert G. LeSage, OD Timothy E. Underhill, OD Floridas Steady Job Growth Shows Strength In The EconomyFloridas job growth is steadily improving according to a report from the independent watchdog group Florida TaxWatch. The report analyzes job growth data and shows higher job creation numbers for Florida than in the previous year, indicating a healthier state economy. Floridas economy is strengthening every day thanks to the policies enacted by the state Legislature and Governor, who have made job creation a priority for Floridians, said Dominic M. Calabro, president and CEO of Florida TaxWatch, the independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit taxpayer research institute and government watchdog. More Floridians are working in 2014 than ever before. The monthly Economic Commentary published by Florida TaxWatch shows Florida surpassed and continues to exceed pre-recession job growth rates in 2014. New jobs are being created across the state in nearly every community, and Floridas unemployment rate of 6.2 percent as of June is the lowest among neighboring states. Overall, the report indicates that Floridas economy is moving out the recovery period. The positive new job creation and falling unemployment rate is one gauge of economic growth and recovery. The increase in jobs for the first six months of 2014 shows that our economy is stable and growing, said Jerry D. Parrish, Ph.D., chief economist for Florida TaxWatch. These new jobs will further benefit Florida by increasing the states sales and use tax revenues, due to more Floridians having more disposable income. While the report highlights that federal and state government employment was reduced in the first six months of 2014, total government employment has increased due to the creation of an estimated 2,800 jobs in local government. The Florida TaxWatch Taxpayers Pocket Budget Guide to the FY2014-15 State Budget also contains information about the increasing local government staff at the expense of the declining state workforce. For more information, visit Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email


ISLAND SUN AUGUST 1, 201444 Shell Point Welcomes Residents To August Information Meetings Residents of Southwest Florida who would like to learn about resort-style retirement options and lifecare from an experienced retirement counselor are invited to attend one of several informational meetings at Shell Point Retirement Community. The meetings will be held at 10 a.m. in the main Commons located in The Woodlands neighborhood at Shell Point on August 5, 13, 19 and 27. After the presentation, guests can tour The Island neighborhood and visit furnished models in The Woodlands neighborhood. Guests will also learn more about The Estuary, Shell Points newest neighborhood, which will include 50 residences in a combination of single-family and twin villa homes along with a community center and a pool. Admission to these informative sessions is free; however, seating is limited, so reservations are required and may be made by visiting or calling Maureen Thomson at 466-1131 or 1-800-780-1131. For more information, visit Shell Points entrance wall at night United Way Elects New Officers, Board MembersNew officers and 11 new board members were elected at the recent United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee annual meeting. Officers and executive committee members for 2014-15 are the following: Board Chair: Robert Wilson Enterprise Holdings Vice Chair: John Clinger Clinger, Sizemore & Associates/Bank of America Treasurer: Patricia Heath Interop Technologies Assistant Treasurer: Craig Folk, Miller, Helms & Folk PA Secretary: Mary Vlasak Snell Pavese Law Firm Immediate Past Chair: Tom Uhler Uhler & Vertich Financial Planners Joining the United Way board of directors are the following: Orestes Baez The News-Press Media Group Lee Bellamy Homewood Suites, Bell Tower Shops Charles Chapman Hendry County Government Michael Clark United Mechanical, Inc. Roger Desjarlais Lee County Douglas Forster Chicos FAS Chauncey Goss Goss Practical Solutions Derek Jones Wells Fargo Bank Buddy Kubesh Publix Super Markets Jennifer Lafferty CenterState Bank Brett Tessier Publix Super Markets Since the inception of United Way in 1957, over $128 million have been raised and distributed 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 such as the Alvin A Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, LARC, Harry Chapin Food Bank, the Boys and Girls Clubs and United Way 211 serve a diverse range of needs in our community including 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. For more information, call United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee at 433-2000 or visit Jennifer Lafferty Paul Makurat Derek Jones Chauncey Goss Douglas Forster Michael Clark Charles Chapman Lee Bellamy 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. Community Support Needed For Food Banks Local food banks, including Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, are preparing for the upcoming school year and the fight against childhood hunger. Winn-Dixie has launched the Summer Backpack Hunger Relief Program in all stores to help the one out of five children in Florida who dont know from where their next meal will come. Customers are encouraged to donate at any store register now through August 19 to help provide meals for healthy minds and bodies to thrive in the classroom. Every dollar donated will go directly to regional food banks to help fill backpacks with nutritious, fresh foods. As a community food provider, no issue touches the heart of our customers and associates more than childhood hunger, said Rondel Hartwell, Winn-Dixies director of community involvement and charitable giving. Its our belief that no child should ever go hungry and that every child deserves nutritious meals and a healthy start to life. Added Hartwell, The Winn-Dixie Summer Backpack Hunger Relief Program provides a quick and easy way for our communities to help give hungry children a nutritious meal. Winn-Dixie has a rich history of supporting its neighborhoods and communities through foundation and vendor supported charitable donations and programs. The companys associates dont just work in the stores; they live in these neighborhoods and are passionate about building stronger, healthier communities. Winn-Dixie encourages customers to address the childhood hunger needs in their communities by making donations at store registers as they complete their grocery shopping. The Harry Chapin Food Bank solicits, collects and stores quality food for distribution to families in need through a network of more than 150 nonprofit agencies in Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties that provide food to more than 30,000 people monthly. In 2013, the Harry Chapin Food Bank distributed 17.5 million pounds of food, provided 14.6 million meals and turned every $1 into $6 worth of food for those in need.


Florida: Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Naples, Ocala, Sanibel and Captiva Islands North Carolina: Cashiers, Franklin, Highlands, Lake Glenville, Lake Toxaway and Sapphire Valley WE MAKE IT EASY. YOU MAKE IT HOME.RoyalShellSales.com239.472.0078 Stunning, Expansive Gulf Views Spacious & Pristine 2BD/2BA + Den Beautifully Updated & Furnished $1,575,000 MLS 2140465 Cindy Sitton 239.810.4772 Beachcomber 3BD/2BA, Direct Gulf Front Views Bright & Cheery, Impact Sliders, New Tile Tropical Landscaping, Large Lanai $1,179,000 MLS 2140517 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Gulf Front Condo Tanglewood 2BD/2BA w/ Loft Beach Front Condominium Direct Gulf of Mexico Views Tile Floor, Flat Screen TVs & Great Sunset Views $699,000 MLS 2131331 Fred Newman & Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 Sunset Beach Villa 2337 South Seas Beautiful Gulf Views Largest 1BD/1BA Condo At Sundial Tastefully Furnished $489,000 MLS 2121351 Brian Murty 239.565.1272 Sundial of Sanibel Lovely, Spacious & Updated 3BD/3BA Pool Home Granite & Stainless Kitchen 3rd BR Murphy Bed/Home Of ce $424,900 MLS 2140491 Sarah Ashton 239.691.4915 McGregor Woods 4BD/4.5BA Ground Level Private Dock & Boatlift Separate Guest Suite w/Kitchen & Bath $1,895,000 MLS 2140231 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 East End Canal Home Awesome Location w/Panoramic Bay Views 3BD/3BA Beautifully Finished Interior Ferry Landing Subdivision $1,389,000 MLS 2140634 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 Direct Bayfront 3BD/2.5BA Stunning Luxury Residence Gorgeous Views Over Golf Course & Lake Private Pool/Hot Tub & Elevator $1,099,000 MLS 2900605 Cindy Sitton 239.810.4772 Beachview CC Estates Direct Gulf Front 2 BR/2BA Plus Loft Villa Parking, Pool and Tennis Courts $699,000 MLS 2131012 John & Denice Beggs 239.357.5500 South Seas Beach Villas 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms Fully Furnished on Beach Beautifully Updated Throughout $440,000 MLS 2130290 Sally Davies 239.691.3319 Best Value 2 Bedroom at Sundial Historic 2BD/2BA, 2,023 Living Sq. Ft. Almost 2 Acres of Private Bay Front Tranquility Boat Lift & Dock $1,695,000 MLS 2130947 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Woodrings Subdivision 4 Bedroom/ 4 Bath 7,693 Total Sq. Ft. Private Screened Pool Beautifully Furnished $799,000 MLS 2140827 Cathy Rosario 239-464-2249 Island Queen 3BD/3.5BA on 2 Levels Panoramic Gulf Views Everywhere! Virtual Tour: $1,690,000 MLS 2130005 Bob Radigan 239.691.6240 Best Priced Beach Home Sanibel Island 3 BR, 2.5 BA w/Pool Huge Boat Dock w/Deep Water Access Fireplace, Elevator, Vaulted Ceiling, Built-Ins $1,195,000 MLS 2130916 McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888 East End Canal Home 2BD/2BA with Stunning Gulf Views Remodeled with Exquisite Upgrades Excellent Income Producer $849,000 MLS 2120709 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Spectacular Pointe Santo Unit 2 Bedroom w/Direct Sunset, Gulf Views Corner Location W/Tile Floors Bahama Shutters, Granite Counters $599,900 MLS 2120306 Fred Newman & Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 Sunset Beach Villa 2318 South Seas Build to Suit West End Location Quiet Cul-De-Sac Location $429,000 MLS 2131295 Sarah Ashton 239.691.4915 Chateaux Sur Mer Lot Gorgeous Views of the Golf Course & Lake 2BD/2BA + Den Large 2 Car Garage $239,000 MLS 2140540 Brian Murty 239. 565.1272 Somerset at the Plantation Large 1BD/1BA Condo Sundial Beach Resort Rental Program Recent Upgrades & Nicely Appointed $264,900 MLS 2140118 Brian Murty 239. 565.1272 Sundial of Sanibel 45 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 1, 2014


ISLAND SUN AUGUST 1, 201446 Physical Therapy Massage Therapy Joint Rehabilitation Specia list Vertigo Specialist Certified Lymphedema Therapist Manual Therapy One-on-One Treatments with our Physical Therapists (no patient overlaps) in a Full-Service Clinic. Medicare Providers Private Pay Insurance Claim Submission 2242 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2 (in the Sanibel Square) MA# 27832 PT# 13489 Tel: (239) 395-5858 deaRPharmacistDont Be A Mosquito Magnet by Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: What spray do you recommend for hiking or picnicking outdoors? TK, Denver, Colorado This may shock you, but I prefer chemical sprays that contain DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus. I am all about good bug protection and cant find any natural spray that works. Mosquitoes and ticks and other vectors as they are called carry pathogens that can infect you, and disable you with encephalitis, malaria, Lyme, Babesia and other diseases. When I traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa to give a lecture, there was so much concern about Dengue fever transmission from the mosquitos that some men boarded our plane with one specific task: to spray it down while all of us passengers covered up our face and nose to avoid breathing the fumes. Their intention was to kill any mosquito on board, God forbid it infected a passenger. So I take no chances. I used to take more chances, until I saw the ramifications of this in my own family from one darn tick. Now I spray the chemicals on, as if I was on the television show Naked & Afraid. It would be my survival item... ha-ha! I go out when absolutely necessary and avoid endemic areas and lakes that harbor disease-carrying critters. I wear long pants while hiking. I also keep up my B vitamins. Most of the time, the mosquitoes will swarm my husband and ignore me. I think the B vitamins matter. If you have a methylation snp (pronounced snip), you will be deficient in B vitamins. After I found out I had low B vitamins, I restored levels with a high-quality B complex, and added methylfolate... and now the bugs dont find me quite as tasty. Science doesnt back me on that, but many report the same finding as me. Its really all about how attractive a bug finds you, thats why (if you can believe the Internet) spraying yourself with Listerine or eating garlic makes you less attractive to bugs. I respect that some of you dont want to spray on the chemicals, and if you want a natural alternative, heres a suggestion, but it may not work as well when applied: 32 ounces of Apple Cider Vinegar 2 tablespoons each of dried sage, rosemary, lavender, thyme and peppermint 1 tablespoon of dried basil 5 drops of essential oil of catnip Put all of this in a big glass jar and tighten the lid. Leave it there for three weeks (shake it every day, though). Strain it and dilute by half with distilled water. Put it in little spray bottles that you can carry in your backpack or purse. Use as needed before going out. Now Id like to end the myth that taking antihistamines like Benadryl or Claritin before going out repels bugs. Its not true. These drugs, especially Benadryl, reduces itching and redness but thats all. Finally, some bug bites require medical attention. If you develop swollen lymph nodes, fever, headaches, hives or low blood pressure, this requires medical attention. 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. Womens Fund Receives Grant The Martin Foundation, Inc. granted $25,000 to The Womens Fund of Southwest Florida to address human trafficking in Southwest Florida. This is part of a six-county collaborative effort that includes Lee, Collier, Charlotte, DeSoto, Hendry and Glades counties. In addition to awareness outreach, The Womens Fund of Southwest Florida is also investing in the Southwest Florida Regional Resource Center on Human Trafficking hosted by Florida Gulf Coast University. Our partnership with The Martin Foundation, Inc. is invaluable, said Brenda Tate, president of The Womens Fund of Southwest Florida. Together, we will have an impact on the spread of human trafficking in our region. The Womens Fund of Southwest Florida continues to seek financial contributions to support the Southwest Florida Regional Center on Human Trafficking online at or via email at contact@ To connect with a service provider or report suspected human trafficking activity, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-3737-888 or text HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733). 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, I am fat; I enjoy my food and see no reason to change my lifestyle. My family members are all fat, so I think its genetic. I am mad and fed up with peoples comments, Why do they insist on tormenting me? Irene Dear Irene, It really is not other peoples business because it is a free country, but they probably resent having to pay for the outcome of your lifestyle. The illnesses that you will probably get cost a great deal of money to the taxpayers. The new healthcare system in our future may have some news for you. Genetics can sometimes be involved, but more frequently weight gain is because we eat too much for the energy we need and the extra is stored as fat. Your family may need some counseling in food choices. Maybe you all eat the same kind of food that increases your caloric intake too much so you all gain weight. It has been documented that families can do this. The threat of diabetes and the possible medical problems that may develop would make me think twice about continuing your lifestyle. But that is between you and your doctor. Lizzie Dear Irene, The choice is yours, introduce healthy habits into your routine and stay as healthy as you can or dont, very simple. If you do not, you can most likely look forward to increased doctor appointments, increased restrictions on your diet and activity, increased dependence on adult children, and increased financial expense, paying for the additional doctors, medicines and supplies. The choice is yours. Lizzie and Pryces email address is Eden Energy MedicineEEM First Aid Digestive Rumblesby Karen L. Semmelman, Certified EEM, JD, AAML (03-12) Part IHaving received requests to provide tools for dealing with everyday ailments, this column will be the first of several to provide suggestions based on Donna Edens work. So, you had a great dinner of fried shrimp, spicy salsa and key lime pie for desert good for you for indulging your pleasure vises. But now the aftermath stomach rumbles! Hold the fort EEM to the rescue! Try one or more of the following until relief is achieved: 1. With your knuckles, use firm deep pressure and rub up and down on the inside of your thighs for one or two minutes (location of the small intestine neurolymphatic reflex points) 2. Place both hands in the middle of the chest at the base of the sternum and with firm pressure in your fingers rub along the bottom edge of your front rib cage, continuing to rub this edge until you reach the waist (location of more small intestine neurolymphatic reflex points). Repeat two or three times 3. Place the middle finger of the left hand in your belly button and the thumb and middle finger of the other hands on the stomach points on your face. These points are located directly under the pupil of your eye right at the bottom edge of you cheek bone. To aid in finding the location, place the top of you index finger at the middle of you eye, and then feel where your second knuckle touches the face this is the approximate location. These points interface directly with the stomach meridian, which controls the energy for stomach. Have fun with your energy! Next weeks topic is EEM First Aid/Digestive Rumbles Resolved Part II. If you have a question, email Karen Semmelman at SemmEnergyCenter@ Learn more at EEM does not diagnose or cure illness, but working with subtle energies of the body has been shown to help many conditions.


47 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 1, 2014 Cattle Barons Ball Will Kick Up The Sawdust At New VenueThe American Cancer Society of Lee County announced that the 12th annual Cattle Barons Ball will take place on Top Rocker Field at Six Bends-Harley Davidson, now under development at I-75 and Daniels Parkway in Fort Myers. The western-themed fundraising gala will be held on January 17, 2015. Organizers expect the unique location to excite longtime supporters, entice new warriors to join the battle to beat cancer, and provide an experience for everyone that is worthy of the gala theme: Boots, Buckles and Bling. Six Bends Harley-Davidson is expected to become a worldwide destination, with a rider education facility and event center opening this fall and restaurants, retail and offices added next year. We are incredibly grateful to Harley-Davison CEO and founder Scott Fischer for partnering with us on this exciting venue, said David Call, president and CEO for Fifth Third Bank-South Florida and co-chair of the event with his wife, Kerri. The incomparable location and features of the complex provide us an opportunity to give Cattle Barons supporters a wild west environment and gala experience that surpasses their expectations. The Cattle Barons Ball is known for its over-the-top western dcor and generous denim-clad patrons, who spend the evening playing cowboy-themed games, enjoying gourmet food, bidding on exciting auction items and two-stepping the night away to award-winning live country music. Sponsors already on board for the 2015 gala event include Scott Fischer Enterprises, Arthrex, Diversified Yacht Services, LeeSar, Enterprise, Suncoast Beverage Sales Ltd., Florida Weekly, Gulfshore Life, NBC-2 and Ruths Chris Steakhouse. The Cattle Barons Ball is the signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society of Lee County. The event has raised more than $3.9 million for support services, research and education. To volunteer or learn more about the Cattle Barons Ball and the American Cancer Society, contact Jamie Powell at jamie.powell@cancer. org or 936-1113. Blood DriveThe Lee Memorial Bloodmobile will be at Sanibel Community Church on Sunday, August 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All donations collected remain in the Lee Memorial Health System which includes the Childrens Hospital, the Rehab Hospital, the Regional Cancer Center and the Trauma Center located at Lee Memorial Hospital. Lee Memorial Health System needs over 800 donors each week. One in three people will need blood in their lifetime. Sign up by calling the church office at 472-2684 or stop by 1740 Periwinkle Way. All donors will receive a thank you gift, snacks and juice. Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: I turned 65 this summer and while I am in pretty good health, I would like some suggestions on how to be the best I can be. What would you consider priorities?A: Congratulations on maintaining overall optimal health. You are already on the right track by being your best. Being a therapist and life coach, what comes to mind first and foremost is to have a positive mental attitude. Minimizing stress can also minimize our risk of certain types of cancer, Alzheimers and numerous other diseases. The choices you make in your life about eating healthy, reducing stress, exercising and having positive relationships in your life can add 10 or more years to life expectancy. I also like the idea of keeping a gratitude journal, writing down daily what you are grateful for even if it is just a sentence or two. It is very powerful. Keep doing what you are already doing and adding these few tips can lead to a beautiful rest of life. Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the Difference Our email address is


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But before you throw that computer or other bulky hardware into the trash, take a deep breath and call someone knowledgeable for help. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Dont be too upset if your generosity goes unappreciated. These things happen, and rather than brood over it, move on. A new friend could open up some exciting new possibilities. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A loved one helps you get through an especially difficult emotional situation. Spend the weekend immersed in the body and soul restorative powers of music and the other arts. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You are pretty much in charge of what you want to do this week. However, it might be a good idea to keep an open mind regarding suggestions from people you know you can trust. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Another chance to shine (something always dear to the Lions heart) might be resented by others. But you earned it, so enjoy it. The weekend brings news about a family member. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A suggestion that never took off could become viable again. Dust it off, update it if necessary, and resubmit it. In your personal life, a new relationship takes an interesting turn. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Confronting a new challenge to your stated position could work to your advantage by settling all doubts once youre able to present a solid defense backed up by equally solid facts. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You enjoy doing nice things for others. But this is a good time to do something nice for yourself as well. You might want to start by planning a super-special getaway weekend. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Some changes you feel you need to make might be reasonable and appropriate. But others might lead to new problems. Think things through carefully before you act. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Good instincts usually keep the surefooted Goat on the right path. So, what others might see as stubbornness on your part, in fact reflects your good sense of what is worth supporting. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A period of introspection could lead to some surprising conclusions -and also equally surprising changes -involving a number of your long-held positions on several issues. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) The financially practical Pisces might want to take a sensible approach to spending as well as investing. Being prudent now pays off later. A romantic situation moves into another phase. BORN THIS WEEK: Your sense of curiosity keeps you continually alert for whats new about people, places and things. On Aug. 10, 1793, after more than two centuries as a royal palace, the Louvre is opened as a public museum in Paris by the French revolutionary government. The Louvre palace was begun by King Francis I in 1546 on the site of a 12th-century fortress built by King Philip II. Today the Louvre contains artwork and artifacts representative of 11,000 years of human civilization and culture. On Aug. 6, 1902, Arthur Flegenheimer, who will go on to become one of New Yorks most feared criminals under the name Dutch Schultz, is born. Years later, Schultz was one of the biggest gangsters in New York, employing as many as 100 gunmen to enforce his rackets. On Aug. 4, 1927, the Father of Country Music, Jimmie Rodgers, is recorded for the very first time during the legendary Bristol Sessions. Rodgers cut two test recordings, The Soldiers Sweetheart and Sleep, Baby, Sleep. On Aug. 8, 1942, six German saboteurs who secretly entered the United States on a mission to attack its infrastructure are executed for spying. On June 12, the German team had buried explosives Long Island to use later. On July 18, a second team had successfully landed in Florida. On Aug. 5, 1962, movie actress Marilyn Monroe is found dead in her home in Los Angeles. Empty bottles of prescription pills were littered around the room. An autopsy found a fatal amount of sedatives in her system, and her death was ruled probable suicide. On Aug. 9, 1974, Gerald R. Ford is sworn in as the 38th president of the United States after the resignation of Richard M. Nixon. After taking the oath of office, Ford spoke in a televised address, declaring, My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over. On Aug. 7, 1987, Lynne Cox braves the freezing waters of the Bering Strait to make the first recorded swim from the United States to the Soviet Union. Her training regimen included regularly swimming in water at between 38 and 42 degrees F. Cox rarely swam in a wetsuit regardless of water temperature. It was Flannery OConnor, noted American writer of novels and short stories, who made the following observation: Everywhere I go Im asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they dont stifle enough of them. In Saudi Arabia, there is an entire police unit dedicated solely to the pursuit of crimes of witchcraft. Lee DeForest, known as the Father of Radio, said in 1926, While theoretically and technically television may be feasible, commercially and financially I consider it an impossibility, a development of which we need to waste little time dreaming. Eleanor Ritchey was the granddaughter of Philip John Bayer, founder of Quaker State Oil. She was the sole inheritor of her grandfathers fortune, and she had no children of her own. When she died in 1968 she was worth $12 million. Other than some shoes (1,700 pairs) and stationery (1,200 boxes) that she left to the Salvation Army, her entire estate was used to create a trust for the 150 stray dogs she had adopted. The pets lived in luxury, dying of old age one by one, until 1984, when the last one -the richest dog in the country -also succumbed. The remainder of the inheritance then went to Auburn University. If youre planning a trip to Syracuse, N.Y., you might want to take a detour about 35 miles east to the small town of Verona. There you can visit the worlds smallest church -but dont plan to go in and have a seat. Cross Island Chapel is only 6 feet by 3.5 feet. The minister can stand inside, but everyone else has to stay outside. If you cant get rid of the skeleton in your closet, youd best teach it to dance. -George Bernard Shaw THIS WEEK IN HISTORY THOUGHT FOR THE DAY STRANGE BUT TRUE


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PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY SCRAMBLERS SUDOKU KING CROSSWORD SUPER CROSSWORD MAGIC MAZE PUZZLE ANSWERS FISH Facts Did you know?In 2013, FISH of Sanibel-Captiva, Inc. impacted the lives of 1,217 households comprised of 1,634 individuals on Sanibel and Captiva. Volunteers provided 6,311 hours of service and drove 27,319 miles on behalf of FISH and its clients. Some accomplishments were: Assisted 58 elderly or disabled households with hurricane preparedness Delivered 2,565 meals to clients with limited mobility or needing assistance Subsidized 75 households with $166,634 of emergency financial assistance Provided $150,148 of other client support through various programs Distributed 76,459 pounds of food to 295 households Neighbors Helping Neighbors 51 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 1, 2014 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 BRICK PAVERSLee County Lic. # IP06-00664 Sanibel Lic. # S3-14729239-560-1199timsmithbrickpavers@gmail.comAUT O DETAILIN G TREE & LAWN CARE Sanibel Family Owned & Operated Licensed & Insured / Complete Landscaping Services Tree Service and Pepper Clearing Lawn Care Landscape Trimming & Pruning Fertilization Weed Maintenance Mulch Applications Property Clean up239-896-6789 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) email: CO NTRA C T O R G Ibtn Pfr Ibtn Pfr Mnff S Mnff SRnnf Cbnf Dnrf P Dbt Pfn CGnn Dn GSince 2001, A Southwest Florida Paver Contractor 239-541-7282Schedule free estimates or visit our new show roomLic.# S3-12238


REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: CLICK ON PLACE CLASSIFIEDV ISLAND SUN AUGUST 1, 201452 RS 3/21 NC TFN 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 Sanibel, FL 33957ISABELLA RASI(239) 246-4716EISABELLARASI@AOL.COMC M F Y Pbtn T Looking for a Home in McGregor Woods ? ANNUAL RENTAL HELP WANTED HELP WANTED3883 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. 229 or volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 1/31 NC TFN VOLUNTEER/ JOB OPPORTUNITIESPAID volunteer opportunities to seniors, age 55 and over, to tutor/mentor children in elementary schools & after-school programs. Offering a stipend, mileage reimbursement, annual physical, holiday, vacation, and sick pay all tax exempt. Providing struggling school children a chance to succeed in school, and offering opportunities that will last a lifetime. Call Joan at The Dr. Piper Center at 239-332-5346. NS 1/17 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for the After School Program which runs Mon.-Th, 2:30 3:15 pm call Linda Reynolds 472-1617RS 1/4 NC TFN SERVICES OFFEREDSANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971 RS 1/4 BM TFN HELLES CLEANING SERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047NS 1/4 PC TFN SCARNATO LAWN SERVICELawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming Weeding, Installation of Plants, Trees and Mulch (one month free service available) Joe Scarnato (239) 849-6163 scarnatolawn@aol.comRS 1/25 BM TFN VACATION RENTALLIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RS 1/4 CC TFN Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277RS 1/4 BM TFN ANNUAL RENTAL COMMERCIAL RENTALFOR RENTSub lease of ce space; $1,250 per month Approx 900 sf Across from Post Of ce Please call 472-3334NS 7/25 CC 8/8 RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace 239-472-2311RS 1/4 BM TFN ANNUAL RENTAL OFF WEST GULF DRIVELovely 3BR/2.5 Bath with bonus room. Beautiful view of Sanibel River. Community pool/tennis w/ deeded beach access. Nonsmokers. $3,300/month. 413-446-9674.NS 7/25 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTALS ON SANIBEL ISLAND2/2 unit in duplex with spare room for bedroom or of ce. Newly remodeled, pet friendly, $1,700/month. Other rentals available, Call Dan @ 994-4581.NS 7/25 CC TFN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITYThe Sunshine Ambassador Program is a new and exciting volunteer opportunity offered at the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida located within HealthPark Medical Center. The Sunshine Ambassadors will greet, assist and be a positive rst point of contact for patients, families and visitors entering the hospital. The Ambassadors also make a difference to families by providing educational and healthful resources to assist in GRANDparenting for GRANDchildren. We are currently seeking year-round volunteers to work one 4-hour shift Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm or 12:00pm to 4:00 pm. If you would be interested in learning more about this wonderful new opportunity, please contact Lisa Ellinwood, Volunteer Resources Coordinator at 239-343-5062 at the Golisano Childrens Hospital. NS 2/8 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDThe Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum needs Education and Great Hall volunteers. No experience necessary, will train. Please contact Melanie at (239) 395-2233 ext 11. NS 7/11 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for light general maintenance. Call (CHR) Community Housing & Resources, Inc. 472-1189. NS 11/1 NC TFN PART-TIME ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTThe Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) is looking for a part-time administrative assistant. Responsibilities include support to Development and Executive Director, general of ce and clerical, and gift shop duties. Must possess superior computer skills and pro ciency in Microsoft of ce programs. Two years of of ce experience preferred. Three days a week, 8 to 5. $11/hour. Send resume to: Executive Director, PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33857 by August 15.NS 7/25 NC 8/8 ANNUAL RENTALSPlease call for details472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Helping People Become Islanders for Years!! RS 8/1 BM TFNWATER FRONT HOMEThis quiet peaceful location is true Island living. Boat dock, access to Bay and Gulf. 4 Bedrooms, 2 bath OF piling home.A must see! $3,200/mo. EXECUTIVE HOMEThis updated 3 bedroom/2 bath UF home offers a gorgeous pool, new kitchen, 2 car garage, on lake and golf course. $3,000/mo. HOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875RS 3/21 CC TFN SERVICES OFFEREDROGER NODRUFF ELECTRICLic# EC12002788. Call Roger 239-707-7203. Aqualink Motor Controls. Of ce & Store Maint.RS 6/7 CC TFN RN AVAILABLERN, BSN--29 years of hospital experience in ICU and post-op care. Recently moved to area and offering home care daysfull or part time. Resume and references available upon request. Call 843-509-7148.NS 8/1 CC 8/22


CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS The Island Sun and The River Weekly NewsAlways on the table, and online, with everything you need to know about your community. NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva IslandsTHEIVER RF Bbtn Rf Dnt r F MnWEEKLY NEWS Serving Sanibel, Captiva and Fort Myers since 1993 Phone 395-1213 or 415-7732 Pick up a copy or go to Click on Read the Island Sun or The River 53 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 1, 2014 WANTED TO BUYCASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 6/6 CC 8/29 BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN Landing a big sh from the beach can be hard on the sh. Dragging a sh up onto the sand if youre going to release it is not an option as it usually damages or kills the sh. Hold the sh in the water while you unhook it if youre going to release it. The less you can touch a sh before release the better for the sh. If you want a picture with the sh, support it as you lift it out of the water and do it quickly. Before releasing, revive the sh while holding it in the water; moving it slowly back and forth so water goes over its gills. The sh will let you know when its ready to swim off. Florida just recently changed the regulations on shing from shore. Florida residents as well as out of state visitors need a shing license to sh from shore. Don't Harm The Fishby Capt. Matt Mitchell Shore Fishing:


Pets Of The Week 54 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 1, 2014 NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva Islands CALLING CARD 239-395-1213 To be listed in calling card email your information to: press@islandsunnews.comEmergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .911 Sanibel Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-3111 Lee County Sheriffs Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 477-1200 On Call Captiva Deputy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 477-1000 Fire Department Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-5525 Fire Department 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 Library Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239-533-4890 Post Office Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-1573 Post Office Sanibel (toll free) . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-275-8777 Post Office Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-1674 Sanibel Community Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-2155 Center 4 Life Senior Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-5743 ARTS Arcade 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. . . . . . . . . . . . 288-2535 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 SW Florida Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418-0996 CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS ABWA American Business Womens Assoc. . . .565-7872 or 433-7798 American Legion Post 123 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-9979 Angel Flight SE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-877-4AN-ANGEL Audubon Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-3744 Sanibel Bike Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 677-7299 League of Women Voters . . . . . . . . . . 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 . . . Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395-1770 Sanibel Youth Soccer. . . . . . . . . 395-2040 MOAA Military Officers Assc. of America, Alex MacKenzie . . 395-9232 United Way of Lee County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 433-2000 United Way 211 Helpline 24 hour . . . . . . . . . . 211 or 433-3900 Zonta Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 728-1971 ISLAND ATTRACTIONS Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395-2233 JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge . . . . . . . . . 472-1100 Sanibel Historical Museum & Village . . . . . . . . . . . 472-4648 SCCF Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation . . . . . . . .472-2329 Hello, my name is Harley. Im an 11-month-old neutered male American Staffordshire Terrier. Harley motorcycles come in lots of different models like Sportsters, Knuckleheads and Softails. Im a Supersport. Being young and goofy, Im a bit of a knucklehead... but I have the happiest tail youll ever see. Im super affectionate and have beautiful, piercing eyes. My adoption fee is $40 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Freedom Friends adoption promotion. Hello, my name is Andrew. Im a 3-month-old neutered male gray and white tabby domestic short hair. Normally, an adorable little guy like me would get adopted in a heartbeat. With well over a hundred cats and kittens to choose from at the shelter, its tough to get noticed though. Come check out me and all my buddies. Im the cute one! My adoption fee: is $35 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Freedom Friends adoption promotion. All cats and kittens are 2-for-1 adoption fee. For information about this weeks pets, call 5337387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at 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. Andrew ID# A589739 Harley ID# A590834 Second Chance Given To Dog At Gulf Coast Humane Society The Gulf Coast Humane Society, located at 2010 Arcadia Street in Fort Myers, has another Second Chance Fund recipient. Ellie, an approximately 2-year-old hound mix, was found in Clewiston with an injury to her back right paw. While the Gulf Coast Humane Society and Clewiston Animal Control are unsure what caused the injury, it was substantial enough to have cut through bone, leaving an open wound with bone exposed. Ellie was transferred to the GCHS and went immediately into surgery, where her toe was amputated. She is currently recovering from surgery. The Second Chance Fund directly offsets the medical cost for those pets with needs beyond routine medical care and allows people to donate directly to the care of the Gulf Coast Humane Societys sick and special needs animals. Ellies need for emergency surgery made her the perfect candidate for the Second Chance Fund. The need for continued care and medication will require further use of the Second Chance Fund. For more information about Ellie or the Gulf Coast Humane Societys Second Chance Fund, call 332-0364 or email Ellie, a Second Chance Fund recipient Animal Refuge Center Seeks Home For CatRed Baron is a sweet, shy 8-year-old domestic short hair. She is diabetic, but is able to be regulated on diet alone. Because of the way Animal Rescue Center is set up with group houses, ensuring that she eats only the food that she requires proves difficult. ARC is seeking a responsible foster home for this kitty in which she would be the only cat. For more information on the required diet for Red Baron, contact If you are interested in fostering Red Baron, contact for an application. Red Baron


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