Island sun


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Island sun
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Island sun (Sanibel, Fla.)
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v. : ill. (some col.) ; 36 cm.
Lorin Visek & Ken Rasi
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Vol. 1, no. 1 (July 2, 1993)-
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"Sanibel and Captiva Islands."

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SEPTEMBER SUNRISE/SUNSET: 7:13 7:37 7:13 7:36 7:13 7:35 7:14 7:34 7:14 7:33 7:15 7:32 7:15 7:30 VOL. 22, NO. 12 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands Read Us Online at PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FT MYERS, FL PERMIT #5718 Postal Customer ECRWSS Loggerhead Caught By Fishing Line ReleasedOn September 5, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) successfully released a large male loggerhead sea turtle from the beach on Sanibel Island. The loggerhead sea turtle, patient #14-2391, was found off of Fort Myers Beach. CROW was contacted by the Fort Myers Beach Coast Guard on August 17 to come pick up a sea turtle that had been found by a boater and had been seen with a long monofilament line and appeared to be hooked. CROW staff arrived surprised to find a large, 160-pound male loggerhead. The loggerhead had unfortunately swallowed a shark fishermans bait and hook. The large shark hook was lodged deep into the sea turtles tongue. He required surgery tocontinued on page 7Golisano Childrens Hospital Unveils New AmbulanceEvery minute counts when a child needs emergency or urgent specialty care. Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida recently unveiled its new, state-of-the-art neonatal and pediatric ambulance that will provide safe, efficient and child-friendly ground transportation from hospitals throughout the region. The entire Golisano Childrens community is thrilled to have this wonderful, new ambulance in our fleet. Every bit of the design and functionality was done through the eye of the child, from the soothing, playful interior design to the video distraction enhancement. Additionally, state-of-the-art technology was incorporated in all elementscontinued on page 34 The male loggerhead after it was released on a Sanibel beach last week New ambulance for the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida Council Approves Rolled-Back Rate Of 1.9995by Jeff LysiakDuring Saturdays first budget hearing, Sanibel City Council unanimously approved lowering the operating millage rate for fiscal year 2015 to the rolled-back rate of 1.9995 mills, with Sanibels revenues estimated at $50,480,097. The tentative budget presentation, delivered by the citys Finance Director Sylvia Edwards and City Manager Judie Zimomra, offered council members and about a dozen local residents gathered at city hall an in-depth analysis of Sanibels property values (which increased 4.82 percent to $4,300,931,329), revenues and expenditures. The budget proposes property tax revenue collections of $8,972,173 and a millage rate of 2.0861, which is the same rate levied in 2013, which is 4.33 percent higher than the rolled-back rate of 1.9995, said Edwards, reading from her report. The draft budget, dated July 22, 2014, proposed a budgeted millage rate of 2.0861, which is equal to the 2013 millage rate. The rolled-back rate is 1.9995. The rolled-back rate is the millage rate that will bring in the same amount of dollars as the current millage rate, after adjusting for new construction. Approximately $19.9 million in new construction occurred on Sanibel in fiscal year 2014. Since submitting the draft budget to council in July, ongoing operations and budget amendments altered the draft budgets sources and uses of funds. Those changes decreased the draft budgets surplus from $279,178 to the tentative budgets surplus of $259,277. At the approved rolled-back millage rate, the average residential taxpayer will pay $1,255.23 for all city services, $45.02 less than the previously budgeted millage rate. The average residential taxable property value on Sanibel for fiscal year 2015 is $519,871. Noted during the budget debate was $956,291 in causeway tolls received in FY2014; the city anticipates $944,000 in tolls to be received in FY2015. After reviewing the general government overview portion of the budget presentation, Vice Mayor Doug Congress suggested having the year-by-year adopted budget figures for comparative purposes, rather than only the amended and tentative totals. This is an excellent presentation, Sylvia, said Congress. Basically, this takes 230 pages and summarizes it into 40 pages. Between approving the initial millage rate in July and Saturdays meeting, Mayor Kevin Ruane noted that the proposed budget would need to be lowered by $357,562 in order to get to the rolledback rate. Through careful screening, analysis and adjustments, he found $410,397 in through delaying a capital outlay for ballpark lights maintenance ($106,800), trasferring a Transportation Department decrease to the general fund ($250,000), healthcare savings insurance expenses ($25,797), beach parking reimbursement to the general fund ($20,000), a workers compensation decrease ($7,232), expiring contracts in the Information Technologies Department ($20,000) and transferring a Recreation Department subsidy ($67,000). We continue to live within our means, added Ruane, who said none of the proposed cutbacks would have a dramatic impact. Councilman Mick Denham also suggested budgeting for an engineering study of the islands bridges. During the public comment portion of the meeting, resident Steve Maxwell requested that the council investigate looking at the ending fund balances for each city department as part of the budget process. After some additional discussion, Ruane made a motion to approve the rolled-back rate of 1.9995 mills, which was seconded by Denham and approved, 5 to 0. Zimomra called the budget process a total team effort, and the resulting document a point of pride. The citys final budget hearing will be held on Tuesday, September 16 at 5:01 p.m. at MacKenzie Hall.




3 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 12, 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. Philanthropists Honored At FGCU DedicationEven as he was being honored for his own giving Tuesday, philanthropist David Lucas was urging others to do the same. The donor gets more out of the gift than the recipient, he said. The recipient just gets the money. You get the privilege of participating in an important project in a meaningful way. This is what gives life its meaning, participating in something bigger than yourself and helping others. Lucas was honored last Tuesday for the $2 million gift he and his wife, Linda, gave to FGCU to establish The Lucas Center for Faculty Development, a facility designed to expand training and mentoring opportunities for faculty throughout their teaching careers. Education is deeply important to Lucas, chairman of Bonita Bay Group. He serves on the boards of four educational institutions and was an inaugural member of the FGCU Board of Trustees. I am supporting this program because I think it can develop great teachers, and I dont think anything is more important than that, he said. My definition of a great teacher is a person who is capable of changing the lives of his or her students. I think it is the ability to influence students to exceed their own expectations that defines greatness. The center is designed to hone those skills, offering training in a range of areas: instructional design, classroom management, learning theory, assessment and teaching techniques. All classroom teachers with less than two years of experience will take a class designed to help them enhance their instructional skills, which are not always as well developed as their knowledge about the subject matter they teach. This is the latest in a long line of gifts the Lucas family has bestowed upon the university since its early days. We are grateful for their most recent gift, which establishes The Lucas Center for Faculty Development at Florida Gulf Coast University, which will benefit our professors, our students and, ultimately, the community as a whole, said FGCU President Wilson G. Bradshaw. The university is fortunate to have friends such as the Lucases. The occasion was marked by the unveiling of a commemorative etched glass wall panel created by Sanibel artist Lucas Century, which hangs just outside the entrance to the center on the second floor of the FGCU Library. David Lucas, FGCU President Wilson G. Bradshaw, Board of Trustees Chair and President of Bank of the Islands/Edison National Bank Robbie Roepstorff, Provost and Vice President Ron Toll, Joann Catti, Trustee Joe Catti and artist Lucas Century with the etched wall panel Century created for the occasion 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Monday-Saturday 10am ay-Saturday 10a m e 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!


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 12, 20144 Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellSanibel-Captiva Rotary invited Jade Dellinger, the director of exhibition and collection at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Florida SouthWestern State College (formerly Edison State College), to a recent Rotary meeting. Dellinger told us about the exhibit titled The Moon Museum Apollo XIIs Secret Art Mission and upcoming exhibits this year, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the renaming of the gallery in honor of artist Bob Rauschenberg. Rotarian Bunny Ospa, a docent at the gallery, introduced Dellinger with the usual biographical material educational background and professional experiences, 25 years as an independent art curator but added a note reflecting on Dellingers introduction to the importance of work presented at galleries and museums. As a young child, Dellinger attended many events at the National Baseball Hall of Fame as the great grandson of Hall of Famer, Edd J. Roush Cincinnati Reds. This experience helped him appreciate the interests and intimate relationships people form from subjects presented in exhibits and at museums. Dellinger has gained a reputation and is a sought after independent curator, bringing together art projects and art exhibits to many galleries across the nation and abroad. Along the way, Dellinger has collected many fine pieces of art himself and is always looking to acquire art that interests him. One of his acquisitions purchased online is a tiny ceramic chip ( x inch) produced at the Bell Laboratories in 1969. This tiny chip, titled in the art world as the Moon Museum, was told to hold artwork of six prominent artists from the late 1960s. They include Robert Rauschenberg, David Novros, John Chamberlain, Claes Oldenburg, Forrest Myers and Andy Warhol. Examination of the chip exposed the actual presence of artwork, but why the title Moon Museum and are the stories true about the creation of the chip, 16 such chips? The story goes something like this: the whole country and world were caught up in the Apollo 11 Space Mission. With the upcoming Apollo 12 mission scheduled to land on the moon and knowing that NASA had commissioned artists to celebrate space flight came an idea from artist Forrest Frosty Myers. Myers sought permission from NASA to produce a tiny ceramic chip holding original artwork by a group of renowned artist to create the first art museum in space, titled the Moon Museum, to travel on Apollo 12 and be left behind on the moon. Permission was hinted at but never granted. Myers pursued the effort and collected specially created art by friends and fellow artists: Robert Rauschenberg, David Novros, John Chamberlain, Claes Oldenburg, Forrest Myers, and Andy Warhol. Using connections the artists had made working on other collaborative efforts as part of an art and technology program, a ceramic chip, actually 16 chips, were produced at Bell Labs. And skirting security measures, he found someone connected with the mission to place a Moon Museum chip aboard the Apollos Lunar Module, to be left behind after the Apollo 12 mission was complete on the moon. Quoting Myers, Instead of going through the official channels I was forced to take the back route and try to smuggle it on board. A person was supposedly found and on take-off of Apollo 12 the group received this telegram YOURONA.O.K.ALL SYSTEMS GO signed JOHNF. Dellinger brought along a video produced by the History Detectives Series on PBS 2010 investigating the truth behind the Moon Museum story (you can find this on the Internet). The conclusion was, there were lots of stories but no actual evidence of the Moon Museum arriving on the Moon. This Bob Rauschenberg Gallery exhibit is built around the Moon Museum piece but includes many additional objects connected with the Apollo Space Missions. The exhibit closes on September 27. Upcoming exhibit information can be found at Gallery hours weekdays are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m, closed Sunday. Travel back in time and travel out in space. 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 Moon Museum Jade Dellinger Sanibel School Car Wash FundraiserThe Sanibel Middle School performing arts students will be holding a car wash fundraiser from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, September 21 and 22 at The Sanibel School, located at 3840 Sanibel-Captiva Road. All proceeds from this event will benefit middle school performing arts to help underwrite costumes, props, sets and other expenses for the upcoming production of Annie Jr. All are invited to have their cars washed to support the students love for the performing arts. This is a PTA-sponsored event. Parents are responsible for the supervision of their own children as no school staff will be present during the car wash. The Sanibel Middle School production of Annie Jr. runs on Thursday and Friday, November 6, 7, 13 and 14 at The Sanibel School. Curtain is at 7 p.m. and tickets are $8 for adults and $3 for children. The public is invited to attend. Sanibel Middle School performing arts students car wash


5 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 Sanibel Public Library Receives Desktop Reader Magnifier submitted by Cathy Cameron, Sanibel Public LibraryFor people who have difficulty reading text and seeing details, the Irving S. Johnson family has provided a wonderful gift to the Sanibel Public Library a reader magnifier, capable of zooming text up to 70 times larger than printed. The thoughtfulness of the Johnson family benefits all our residents and library users with low vision, said Margaret Mohundro, library director. The library has a sizeable collection of large-print books, and I know this additional service providing access to all the librarys print materials will be truly appreciated by Sanibel residents and library users who need the larger type size and clearer photos; it helps them maintain their independence, said Mohundro. The gift was presented by Kirsten S. Johnson in memory of her father Irving S. Johnson, a research biologist. Dr. Johnson was a leading scientist in the pharmaceutical industry for 35 years and concluded his career as vice president of research for Eli Lilly & Company. He is known for his research using recombinant DNA; his collaboration with Jonas Salk on several projects; and his discovery of a new class of cancer-fighting drugs still widely used for treating childhood leukemia. Following retirement, Dr. Johnson served as a consultant and continued his scientific research, according to his daughter Kirsten. Using a reader magnifier was essential for him, she said. Dr. Johnson was a Sanibel resident and died in July 2014. The desktop reader magnifiers range is 2-70 times larger than print. A separate color mode and brightness dial are adjustable to best suit a viewers vision needs. Additionally, the magnifier is equipped with a focus lock, advanced color mode and LED backup. It provides the newest technology for magnifying and reading magazines and letters, viewing photos, and more, said Candy Heise, reference librarian. Its high-definition magnification, providing sharp images and clear text, is designed to provide faster reading and greater comprehension with less fatigue to low vision users, she said. The library encourages all those who would like to use the reader magnifier, or those who are curious about how it works, to stop by 770 Dunlop Road or call the library at 472-2483. Candy Heise, Margaret Mohundro and Kirsten Johnson with photo of Dr. Johnson The magnifier machine Kirsten Johnson giving a demonstration Noahs Ark Thrift Shop Opening DayVolunteers are busy stocking the shelves at Noahs Ark Thrift Shop in preparation for opening day, scheduled for Friday, October 3. Donations are welcome and may be dropped off at the store during operating hours or on the dock. If large furniture is to be donated, please call the store first at 472-3356. The schedule for October is Tuesday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Noahs Ark Thrift Shop is located on the campus of St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 2304 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. 50% offALL CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES2359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 239.395.3733thru October 31stEND OF SUMMER SALEisland boutique


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 12, 20146 SCUCC Supports FISH As 10K Race Gold SponsorThe Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ is a Gold Sponsor of the 6th annual 10K Race 4 FISH, a community tradition it graciously supports. We at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ see our contributions to FISH as a way to put our faith into action, said Rev. Dr. John H. Danner, who has been senior pastor since 2010. To not only provide needed resources and services, but the reassurance to people that others care about their struggles. The diverse SCUCC congregation believes in helping those who need it most, the motto of FISH of Sanibel-Captiva, Inc. The non-profit organization has provided much-needed social services to thousands who live, work or visit the islands for three decades. In 2013, it helped 1,624 individuals on Sanibel and Captiva. FISH continues to recognize the expanding needs of our residents and the workers who help make this island a home, and we hope we do also, added Rev. Danner. We are blessed by the support of our community, especially the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, said John Pryor, FISH vice president and co-chairman of the 10K committee. This is our sixth annual race and it has become a beloved event with a meaningful purpose. Proceeds from the 10K Race 4 FISH helps support the organization in continuing its mission of neighbors helping neighbors. There are a variety of 10K race 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 or 472-5220. The deadline is September 15. Registration is still open for the race, too. Additional information can be found at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ with representatives of FISH 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, gently-used items. Your tax deductible donations may be dropped 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 472-5743. 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, October 18, the featured book is The Power of One by Bryce Courtney. 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, facilitated by Sloan Jordan. 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, October 14 at 6:30 p.m. (weather permitting). Contact Island Seniors if you you are interested in participating and for directions to the viewing area. Bring an appetizer to share and your beach chair. Collage with Bea Pappas Fridays, September 12, 19 and 26 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 nonmembers. Discovering the Value of the Internet with Patty Waters Wednesday, September 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. Cost is $30 for members; $45 nonmembers, class limited to six people. This seminar is for you if you are new to the Internet or not comfortable looking up the topics you are interested in. Learn how to safely book your travel, track stocks, access government information or tips on gardening, exercise or other interests. Contact Island Seniors to register. Whats a Spreadsheet? Wednesday and Thursday, September 24 and 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. Cost is $60 for members; $90 for non-members. Class limited to six people. Your spreadsheet program is included with Microsoft Works or Excel. If you are new to spreadsheets or find them intimidating, its time for a new experience. They can be useful to balance your checkbook, manage rentals or expenses or to keep your address lists. You do need to be familiar with the mouse and keyboard. If you do email or word processing, you have the needed skill level. 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 September 16 (weather permitting) 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. Kim Kouril 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. 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 Smirnoff Vodka 1.75 ltr. $22.99 Dewars Scotch 750 ml. Reg. $24.99 SALE $21.99 Crown Royal 750 ml. $24.99 Tanqueray Gin 750 ml. $20.99 Cavit Pinot Grigio 1.5 ltr. Reg. $14.99 SALE $12.99 505 Malbec 750 ml. $10.99 J Lohr Cabernet 750 ml. Reg. $17.99 SALE $14.99 Kendall Jackson Chardonnay 750 ml. $13.99 Rombauer Chardonnay 750 ml. $39.99 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.


7 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 SanCap Motor Club Hosts Inaugural EventThe newly formed SanCap Motor Club held a Cruise In at Periwinkle Place on Monday, September 1. Residents and visitors stopped by to see and hear about the classics, antiques, hot rods and muscle cars. The club plans to host these events on a regular basis, the first Monday of each month. For more information about the club, contact Mike Stone at Mike@ or 322-0044, or Scot Congress at or 472-4177. Visit the website at www. A Ferrari on display Paul Roshberg checks out the interior of one of the cars photos by Sten Donovan Rod Mitchell checks out one of the classics Classics, antiques and hot rods lined the front parking lot at Periwinkle Place From page 1Loggerhead Caught By Fishing Line Releasedremove it and several rounds of antibiotics to keep the wound from getting infected. Luckily, he had a quick recovery and began eating again after just a few days. We generally dont see large male loggerheads, said Willow Bender, CROWs senior wildlife rehabilitator. We are so used to seeing females as they are here to nest or juveniles, but rarely males... and he is a beauty. We are happy to get him back out in the water where he belongs. CROWs hospital director, Heather Barron, DVM, stated, We have seen a 23 percent increase in these types of injuries in the past year. There is definitely a problem in our area with monofilament line and other fishing gear not being removed or disposed of properly. As a result, one of our main conservation medicine focuses over the next few years will be to educate the public about this growing problem. We are teaming up with several other organizations in the area and will start a campaign called Clear Your Gear in 2015 to help curb this type of needless injury. Classic Collections2075 Periwinkle Way Unit 1(Located in Periwinkle Place)Sanibel, FL 33957 239.579.0411 P|FEmail your editorial copy to:


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 12, 20148 SCCF Annual International Coastal Cleanup On Saturday, September 20, SCCF invites you to participate in an international volunteer effort to rid our coastlines and waterways of marine litter, pollution and debri. Volunteers worldwide remove millions of pounds of coastal trash that can hurt local economies, injure and kill marine wildlife, and choke the ocean environment. SCCFS partner in the Ocean Conservancys 28th annual Coastal Cleanup is Keep Lee County Beautiful Participation is easy, so bring your friends and family to the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road between 9 a.m. and noon on Saturday, September 20 to check in and pick up your Coastal Cleanup data cards and trash bags. Please bring your own water to reduce the use of plastic water bottles. Also, please bring your own work gloves to reduce the use of the plastic gloves that will be available. Lunch and snacks on the SCCF Nature Center porch will be available from 10 a.m. until noon as well as a dumpster to deposit your trash. Worldwide last year, volunteers picked up 12.3 million pounds of trash on 12,000 miles of coast. Cigarettes and food rappers topped the list of things found with plastic bottles coming in third. Lee county volunteers numbered 1,605 and collected 10,361 pounds of trash. Trash in the ocean is one of the most widespread problems threatening our waterways and wildlife and it is all preventable. If you have questions, want to reserve your favorite clean up spot, or get your data cards ahead of time, call SCCF between September 15 and 19 at 472-2329 and ask for Dee. SCCF Sea Turtle Nesting StatisticsThe Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundations sea turtle nesting stats as of September 2, 2014: Sanibel East: 110 nests, 225 false crawls; 61 hatches Sanibel West: 299 nests, 506 false crawls; 178 hatches Captiva: 124 nests, 138 false crawls; 90 hatches Total: 533 nests, 869 false crawls; 329 hatches *False crawl = A failed nesting attempt If you have questions or would like to know more about nesting stats on Sanibel and Captiva, email or call 472-2329. Private Piano Lessons: All Ages Consultation: Find the Right Instrument for Your Space Convenient Sanibel Studio 239-395-0339 ITS YOUR TIME TO PLAY! Featuring Original Paintings by David Ruhe630 Tarpon Bay Rd(near the Over Easy Cafe)Summer Hours : Monday thru Saturday 10am to 239-395-1350 Coastal Cleanup debris SCCF volunteers at last years Coastal Cleanup American Legion Post 123On Sunday, September 14, American Legion Post 123 will serve BBQ ribs and chicken from 1 to 8 p.m. Cost is $12 to $14. On Sunday, September 21, stop by and enjoy a meatloaf dinner. Every Monday, Post 123 hosts 9-ball pool tournaments starting 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.


9 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 Galloway Captiva Triathlon This WeekendTheres an old joke on the islands that during September, the islands are so quiet someone could sleep in the streets. That might be true for most of the month, but not for the weekend of September 13 and 14 the weekend of the 4th annual Galloway Captiva Triathlon. Although this event has been the biggest athletic event in Lee County during the month of September, the impact on islanders will be limited and mostly during the early morning hours. If youre a resident of Captiva, the only real impact (aside from some busy island restaurants Friday and Saturday night) will be the closing of Captiva Drive on Sunday, September 14 from 6:45 to roughly 8:45 a.m. for the bike part of the race. Emergency vehicles will have access to the road at all times, but regular traffic will be asked to wait until the bicyclists have gone through. Lee County Sheriffs Office deputies and personnel, as well as other volunteers, will be at key spots on the road to ensure safety for both residents and athletes, and key intersections will barricaded to keep everyone on course. If youre a resident in the Santiva area of Sanibel, youll see a minor traffic re-routing to accommodate closing the Blind Pass Bridge. Those heading to the Blind Pass beach parking area will be able to get through, but other traffic will be diverted onto a circular route of Pine Avenue, Coconut Drive and Mangrove Lane to head back down Sanibel-Captiva Road while the bridge is closed (6:45 to 8:45 a.m.). All homes and businesses in the area will be accessible, and there will be volunteers directing traffic during this time. If youre a business on the island, you should see a nice buzz of activity for a mid-September weekend. With 750-plus adult athletes, 210 children athletes, families and spectators all coming out for the event, Captiva will be almost sold out with a lot of people looking for things to do. If youve never seen a triathlon, youll have a front-row seat but youll have to go where the action is to see much of the race. The swim will be on the north end of Captiva (a quarter-mile for the adults, shorter for the kids) and the run will be on the golf course also at the north end of the island. But the bicycles (at least the adults) will race the entire island, so you can watch them pass by from the end of your driveway. (The first swimmer hits the water at 7:15 a.m., so the first biker will probably exit South Seas Island Resort after 7:30 a.m.) If youre an early bird out on the road, youll see more traffic heading out from the mainland. The race transition area (where racers equipment is stored for the various phases) opens at 5:15 a.m., so participants will be starting across the causeway at 4:30 a.m. or before. And, if youre one of the many islanders whove signed up for the tri, youre going to see a lot of other athletes some experienced, some brand new, but all ready to race with families and spectators to cheer you on. A portion of the proceeds raised at the event will go towards supporting Community Cooperatives School Pantry & Emergency Food Backpack, providing emergency food for more than 2,000 local children each school year. The program helps reduce child hunger and improves health and academic outcomes while providing support for Lee County children and families in need. The sprint triathlon, which will be held September 13 and 14, is a family, fun, fitness weekend held at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva. The first day includes children fun races: the 6-8 and 9-10 year olds complete a 100-yard swim, 1.5-mile bike and 0.5 mile run, while the age 11-13 racers face a 200-yard swim, 3-mile bike and a 1-mile run. The next day, adults will swim .25 miles, bike 10 miles and run 3.1 miles. Elite amateur athletes (who posted qualifying times at a USAT sanctioned event) will be sent off first in their own wave. The triathlon, which is sanctioned by USA Triathlon, is organized by Southwest Florida Events, a tax-exempt Florida notfor-profit corporation. Additional information is available online at or on Facebook under Captiva Tri. Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy & Pilates Phone # 239-395-5858 Conveniently located on Periwinkle Way across from Sanibel Community Park Conveniently located on Periwinkle Way across from Sanibel Community ParkShowroom Hours: 8am-5pm Monday-Friday Phone # 239-472-1101 Showroom Hours: 8am-5pm Monday-Friday Phone # 239-472-1101 9am-5pm 7 days a week Phone #: 239-472-HOME Administrative Of ces & Classrooms Phone # 239-472-9700 7am-9pm 7 days a week (Summer hours vary) 239-395-1919 Showroom Hours 8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday Phone # 239-472-9473 Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 12, 201410 City Looking Into Path Signageby Jeff LysiakAfter engaging in discussions with members of the Sanibel Bicycle Club and BikeWalkLee, the City of Sanibel announced that it was investigating the possibility of altering the Bike Stop signage along the shared use path system. Prompted by a contractor being scheduled to install pathway signage along Sanibels east end on September 12 and 15, the subject was brought forward during Saturdays first budget hearing at city hall. Among the alternatives to the current Bike Stop signage are warnings that read only Stop or Caution, along with symbols which warn path users to look and yield/stop prior to entering an intersection. Some bicyclists reported that the signage currently in place may be unclear over which users must comply with the paths Stop warnings. Keith Williams, public works director, told the council that his department is looking into the path signage being used in other municipalities, and noted the expanded variety of users of Sanibels shared use path system. As for the upcoming signage installation, Williams explained that of the approximately 60 path intersections being painted, 18 of the Bike Stop warnings are new, and 26 more are located along the East Periwinkle corridor. Patti Sousa, a member of the Sanibel Bike Club, said that the current signage is conflicting and confusing, and that she hoped the city would budget funds to be dedicated for a study of the islands most dangerous path intersections. Discussion on the shared use path signage is expected to continue at the September 16 city council meeting. Sewer Rate Increase Approvedby Jeff LysiakOn Saturday, city council passed a pair of resolutions approving a three percent increase for both residential and commercial sewer system rates and connection fees, as well as a three percent increase in rates for general reclaimed water customers. According to Mayor Kevin Ruane, information given to the city by an economist suggested a three percent increase in sewer system fees following a bi-annual rate analysis. Currently, residential sewer system customers pay $54.85 per dwelling unit monthly, or $164.55 quarterly. The three percent increase will hike those totals up to $56.50 monthly, or $169.50 per quarter. Also, Sanibel residential customers pay $2.46 per 1,000 gallons of reclaimed water. The three percent increase would inflate the per gallon fee to $2.53. Commercial residential customers currently pay $8.24 per 1,000 gallons. The three percent hike would bring that total up to $8.49 per 1,000 gallons, a 25 cent increase. In addition, sewer connection fees will jump from $4,014.01 to $4,134.43, an increase of $120.42. Prior to passing both resolutions, council requested that before considering any rate increases in the future, the city will investigate the islands history of sewer and reclaimed water rate hikes from 2007 through 2014. Councilman Jim Jennings also asked for a list of Sanibels 20 highest users of reclaimed water. Vice Mayor Doug Congress made a motion to pass both resolutions, which was seconded by Mick Denham and unanimously approved. Also, council awarded a contract to complete the Bowmans Beach Road Shared Use Path Project to Bateman Contracting for $190,000. During discussions on the subject, resident Joe Bradshaw said that he opposed the path crossing into sensitive gopher tortoise nesting areas. 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ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 12, 201412 New Womens Bible Study At SCCSome 2,000 years ago, the book of Acts was written describing the events in the lives of the first followers of Jesus Christ. What does the record of these events and people have to do with us today? All women of the community are welcome to this Bible Study on Wednesday mornings from 7 to 8:30 a.m. in the new Sanctuary at Sanibel Community Church (1740 Periwinkle Way, next to Jerrys Market). A light breakfast is available beginning at 6:45 a.m. Sanibel Community Church will host a smorgasbord meal on September 28 PALM RIDGE PLACE PALM RIDGE PLACE 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel Island, FL 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel Island, FL (across from CVS) (across from CVS) (239) 472-1111 (239) 472-1111 On On Vacation! Vacation! Back on Monday, Back on Monday, Sept. 22 Sept. 22 Sanibels First Beauty/Barber est. 1951 Sanibels First Beauty/Barber est. 1951Sanibel Beauty Salon ISLAND ISLAND PHARMACY PHARMACY(Voted Best Pharmacy on The Island 6 years)CARING FOR YOU AND ABOUT YOUPhone 472-6188Fax 472-61442330 Palm Ridge Rd. #12, Sanibel Tk O Sanibels FavoriteDelicatessen WINNER Best Pizza Taste of the Islands BOARS HEAD BOARS HEAD OPEN OPEN SUNDAYS SUNDAYS NOW OPEN NOW OPEN FOR INDOOR FOR INDOOR SEATING SEATINGOpen 7 DaysBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner & LaterWe Cater! Gluten Free Options Serving Pizza & Wings Frozen Yogurt & So MUCH MORE! A Smorgasbord Of Growth At SCCOn Sunday, September 28 at 5 p.m., all are welcome to enjoy a delicious smorgasbord of fine foods served up hot in the Fellowship Hall of the Sanibel Community Church. Following the meal, there will be activities for children infant through fifth grade while the adults and teens hear about existing learning opportunities beginning in October. There will be courses on budgeting, parenting and prayer as well as numerous Bible Studies held in homes and on the church campus. For more information, visit or call 472-2684. Dems Field Organizer To Rally VolunteersOn Thursday, September 18, Lee County Field Organizer Mike Bonacolta will address the Democratic Club of the Islands at the Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Road, beginning at 7 p.m. The meeting is free and open to the public. Bonacolta, at 21, was the youngest elected official in Southwest Florida, serving the County Water Control District. A longtime volunteer with the Lee County Democratic Party, he served as an intern for Sen. Dave Aronberg in his Fort Myers legislative office. During the 2008 presidential campaign, he worked as an intern for the Obama campaign. A recent graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University, he majored in Political Science and is now serving as the field organizer for the 2014 election cycle. The November mid-term election is of crucial importance because voters will be choosing the next governor. Progressive thinkers who have watched with dismay the terrible direction Rick Scott has taken the state are urged to attend and learn how they can volunteer to bring Charlie Crist back to the governors office. Bonacolta will explain the planned Get Out The Vote effort, as well as how everyone attending can help, from fundraising, making phone calls from home on the virtual phone bank, to knocking on doors. Bonacolta points out that recent elections show the results are decided before Election Day thanks to Vote by Mail and Early Voting, thus the need to get ahead of the curve on this fast growing trend. The Democratic Club of the Islands exists to stimulate interest in political and governmental affairs, to educate the public about issues and to further the ideals of the Democratic Party. For more information, contact or call 395-9078 or 313-57l8.


13 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 Reading Is FunSummit Christian Preschool students have fun reading. Lilly Hall, Jackson Wheeler, Addison Schmid and Rio Leon-Vangraafeeland enjoyed their story time with Sanibel librarian Barb Dunkle while she sang Too De Ta between stories. Miss Barb visits the VPK and 2and 3-year-old classes at Summit Christian Preschool at Sanibel Community Church every Thursday to promote early reading skills. Lilly Hall, Jackson Wheeler, Addison Schmid and Rio Leon-Vangraafeeland 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. The Yaad Band: September 12 & 13 | Save the Date: Island Hopper Songwriter Fest September 26 & 27 Th Th h h h e e e Ya Ya Ya Y ad ad B B B an an an d: d: d: d d d S S S ep ep ep p te te te te te e mb mb mb er er er 1 1 2 2 2 & & & 13 13 13 | | | S S S av av e th th e e Da Da Da te te te e e : Is Is Is la la la nd nd nd nd H H H op op op pe pe p p p pe p r r r So So So ng ng ng g g wr wr w wr it it er e er F F F F es es t t t Se Se Se S S pt pt p em m m be be b be r 26 26 26 & & & 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 7 7 7 7 7 15951 Captiva Dr. | 239.472.5161 | 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 7:45 a.m. Chapel, 10 a.m. Full Service with Sunday school and nursery care provided. Elevator access. ST. ISABEL CATHOLIC CHURCH: 3559 San-Cap Rd., 472-2763 Pastor: Rev. Christopher Senk, Saturday Vigil Mass 5 p.m. Sunday 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


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 12, 201414 Hortoons Refuge, SCCF, City Seeking To Improve Sanibel Water QualityThe quality of the water draining from the Sanibel River and freshwater lakes on the island has come under scrutiny by the City of Sanibel, the SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) Marine Lab, and the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. As for past important conservation projects, the three island entities have formed a partnership to research solutions and monitor waters flowing in and out of the Gulf of Mexico and Ladyfinger Lakes, the latter of which in turn drain into Tarpon Bay on refuge property. The refuge provides habitat for endangered species such as manatees, small-toothed sawfish and Kemps Ridley sea turtle, but there is little to no buffer between the refuge and urban land uses, such as golf courses and residential development. The Sanibel City Council has established shortand long-term goals to improve water quality by addressing storm water and wastewater flow on Sanibel. The SCCF Marine Lab has conducted water quality research on Sanibel since 2003 and has served as the scientific basis for several goals approved by the council. As part of a goal to improve water quality, SCCF Marine Lab research recommended measuring the stormwater flow into the surrounding estuary and Gulf of Mexico. This will determine the amount of nutrients flowing into the estuary and help prioritize future improvement projects. To meet this goal, the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) raised funds to purchase monitoring equipment, while SCCF has agreed to donate a portion of its staff time to install the equipment. DDWS board members also have traveled around the state to research approaches to improving water quality,continued on page 42 The DDWS board of directors discusses its and the refuges involvement in the stormwater overflow monitoring project A.J. Martignette, SCCF research assistant, left, and SCCF Marine Lab director Eric Milbrandt test discharge monitoring equipment outside their Tarpon Bay lab before installing it at a weir on site Valerie and Deana Sroka of Clifton, New Jersey found a lions paw on the Captiva side of Blind Pass while staying at Sanibel Cottages on August 28. They said, We love Sanibel and have been coming for the past nine years. Shell Found Deana and Valerie Sroka


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Open Up The Bait Buffetby Capt. Matt MitchellAs we move through the month of September, the first signs of a change of season are finally in the air. Mornings, at least at first light, are a few degrees cooler than it has been and its not quite as humid as August was. Although most days are still blistering hot, as we get past the middle of the month, our day time high and water temperature will gradually begin to cool off some. Our daily afternoon thunderstorms will also become less numerous and make it possible for anglers to spend more time out on the water. Even though these changes are only slightly noticeable, both anglers and, more importantly, the fish can feel that fall is just around the corner. The huge amount of bait schools we are experiencing all over the sound have the fish already gorging on an easy meal. The amount of bait we are seeing will only increase as our water temperature cools off and the fish begin to pack on the pounds for winter. If you want to bend a rod catching trout or a few ladyfish for cut bait, fish right in and around these bait schools with soft plastic jigs. Watch for feeding fish breaking on the surface as they explode on this bait. This is some crazy fast paced action with a wide variety of species all taking advantage of these huge bait schools. Feeding birds and feeding fish can be found just about anywhere from the causeway all the way up through the northern sound. If snook and redfish are more your game, load up the live well and take lots of this little fry bait and the ladyfish you caught to the mangroves where they live. Most of this bait is on the small side and requires a 1/4-inch cast net so you dont gill and kill it. Pick a favorite mangrove shoreline with good moving current and open up the live chum buffet. I like to use a Wiffle Ball Bat to shower the shoreline with bait. This visual bite of snook, redfish, trout and mangrove snapper blowing up and eating these baits is a riot. Use light spinning gear to cast these free line small live baits. If you dont see fish feeding on this live chum within a few minutes, its time to pick up and move on. It will not take very long for these baits to get chased and eaten if the fish are there. All of the places I fished this way for redfish and snook this week continued to be loaded with big keeper sized mangrove snapper. Getting a limit of these tasty snapper has been as easy as it gets. After experiencing a generally sluggish bite while using live pinfish, switching it up to fishing small white baits made a much needed change. It seemed once you got these fish to feed on the smaller baits, then was the time to try a pinfish or cut bait. When most locals think of September, the word slow always comes to mind. This does hold true as far as the amount of traffic you will see on the roads and on the water. September fishing action is far from slow and having less angling pressure out there is never a bad thing. 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 Steve Day with a keeper snook caught while fishing Pine Island Sound with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the Difference 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 D E S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i 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 1Send 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. CLEAR YOUR GEAR It Catches More Than Fish Single hooks cause less damage than treble hooks ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 12, 201416


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ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 12, 201418 Five-year-old Johnny Vazquez caught a 25-inch redfish on white bait while on a Sea Reed Charter trip. The fish was safely released back into the water. Fish Caught Johnny Vazquez Joe Enright caught a 37-inch snook on August 28 off the beach near Chateaux Ser Mer. He was using cut bait. Joe and his wife Sherri released the fish. They said, It was an exciting catch. Joe Enright Fish Caught Scott Lang caught two large snook on a recent vacation to the island. He was using 12-pound test line. Both fish were released. Fish Caught Scott Lang 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 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 LAZY FLAMINGO HAPPY HOUR LAZY FLAMINGO HAPPY HOUR BEER AND WINE BEER AND WINE 3-5pm & 9:30 to Midnight 3-5pm & 9:30 to Midnight All Domestic Draft Beers All Domestic Pitchers All Domestic Draft Beers All Domestic Pitchers All House Wine All House Wine Happy Hour Happy Hour FOOD FOOD 3-5pm 3-5pm Mon-Fri Mon-Fri BIG 10 BIG 10 SEC Network SEC Network Jim Trolia, visiting from Chicago, Illinois, found a junonia on Algiers Beach while staying at Tarpon Beach on September 8. Jim said he found it while shelling in the surf with his wife, Sue, on their 31st wedding anniversary. Shell Found Jim Trolia To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


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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. ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 12, 201420 Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grilles Kerra Pike and Lisa Kendrick welcome gridiron fans to stop in and enjoy non-stop football action, including the NFL package, SEC Network and Big 10 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 Fresh Cafe and Gifts in Tahitian Gardens, Sanibel, feature funky art gifts alongside the coolest fresh organic juice bar & fruit smoothies by Chelsee, hand-crafted espresso with fresh roast coffee drinks, Organic hand-dipped chocolates, local ice creams, famous Egg-in-nest & Avoshum sandwiches with super-greens Tahini Salad or classic Caprese with eggplant. Many vegetarian/ vegan/allergen and gluten-free options. Youll also find a nice selection of Wines to add to your party. Party catering packages available for the Sanibel-Captiva island area and most of Fort Myers. Theres quaint outdoor seating on the shaded deck. Call ahead or text-to-go orders for pick-up. Menu at 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. 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 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. 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.


21 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 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. 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 FACTORYOld 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 CAFJerrys 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 JACARANDAThe Jacaranda Restaurant & Patio Lounge is a Sanibel mainstay, with a reputation for fine seafood and steaks. Dinner is served year-round Monday through Sunday. You can eat inside or outside on the pretty patio with its fairy lights and tropical vegetation. During The Jacs Summer Break, Monday through Thursday, choose an appetizer, entree and dessert from the featured menu for just $30. Wine specials are also offered, along with the featured drink, The Jacaranda Sangria. The Jac Bar has live music six nights and 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. 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. 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. 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. Waterview is available for private functions during the summer and will resume daily dining service in the fall. Register to win an Escape Weekend at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa. Entry forms are located at each resort restaurant. 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. 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.) Five 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. RC OTTER'S, CANTINA CAPTIVA, SUNSHINE SEAFOOD, KEYLIME BISTRO AND CAPTIVA PIZZA, YOGURT & GIFTS SANDBARAt The Sandbar, the Shrimp Revolution is under way. There are eight choices with eight gulf shrimp, just $15 each. Choose from the following flavors: Alfredo, Barbecue, Boom-Boom, Buffalo, Coconut, Fra Diavolo, Scampi or Crab Stuffed. Sanibel's Best Early Dining Secret features $15 entrees until 5:45 p.m. Choose from baby back ribs, shrimp scampi, Scottish salmon, teriyaki filet skewers, vegetable pasta and other selections. Dinner is served from 5 to 9 p.m., happy hour is at 4 p.m. in the lounge, with full liquor. Major credit cards accepted. 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. HAPPY HOUR DAILY 5 TO 71/2 Price Drinks & Happy Apps CHILDRENS MENU AVAILABLESeafood Steaks Spirits Shell Museum Celebrity Island DinnerThe Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum will hold its annual Celebrity Island Dinner on Monday, September 29 at T raders Cafe and Store, 1551 Periwinkle Way. The event will begin at 5 p.m. Tickets for the fundraiser are $60 per person, which includes happy hour, a threecourse meal served by celebrity waiters, karaoke, entertainment and more. Wild Island attire is encouraged. For more information or to make reservations, call 395-2233 or visit


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 12, 201422 The Jacaranda has entertainment five days. On Friday and Saturday, there is live music by the Mid-Life Chryslers, playing classic rock and dance, beginning at 8:30 p.m. Weekdays, music is from 8 to 11 p.m. On Monday, its Renata, playing funk, jazz and contemporary music; Wednesday, Tish, playing contemporary and top 40s; Thursday, Eric Malibu, playing contemporary, reggae and dance. The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn will feature the band Jewmaicans on Thursday and Friday. 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 islands style entertainment. Happy hour is daily from 5 to 7 p.m. with a new drink menu and drink specials. 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. The Jewmaicans play on Thursday and Friday at the Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn LIVE ON THE ISLANDS Insurance Tip Primary Residenceby Angela Larson RoehlEffective June 1, 2014, the National Flood Insurance Program required Pre-FIRM residential policyholders to verify if their home was their primary residence in order to maintain subsidized rates. Some of you have received a letter from NFIP stating the items that were acceptable proof of primary residence: Drivers license Automobile registration Proof of insurance for a vehicle Voters registration Documents showing where children attend school Homestead Tax Credit Form for Primary Residence National Flood Insurance Program will now allow the insured to provide a statement in lieu of the above items. Policyholders can contact their insurance agent for the details of what the statement must state in order to be accepted by NFIP. Primary residence is defined by National Flood Insurance Program as the insured or spouse lives in home more than 50 percent of the 365 days following the policy renewal. It is very important that your flood policy reflects your correct residence status in case of a loss, as incorrect information could delay your claim from being processed and paid. Policyholders that receive the letter from NFIP should respond within 30 days of the date of the letter in order to avoid their policy from being surcharged the 25 percent phased-in rate increase. Angela Larson Roehl is a local Sanibel-Captiva insurance agent with over 20 years of insurance experience. She can be reached at From page 10Sewer RateJames Evans reported that the path attempted to minimize the impacts on wildlife as much as possible. Councilman Mick Denham said that he would only support the project providing a path leading up to the Bowmans Beach parking lot, while resident Steve Maxwell questioned how much of the total project cost could be saved if the path ended at the lot. Public Works Director Keith Williams said that the path extension aimed at keeping pedestrian/ bicycle traffic from comingling with motor vehicle traffic in the parking lot cost $20,125. Following some additional debate, the contract was awarded by a 4 to 1 vote, with Denham dissenting. In other business: Three ordinances providing a 10 percent increase in membership fees at


23 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 the Sanibel Recreation Center, providing a 10 percent increase in user fees at the Sanibel Recreation Center, and providing certification and licensing requirements for operators of sightseeing/tour buses and vehicles-for-hire were passed upon their first reading. All three will have their second reading and public hearing on September 16 at 9:10 p.m. Council approved an ordinance increasing the per hour fee at beach parking lots including Gulfside City Park, Bowmans Beach and Lighthouse Park from $2 to $3. Those parking fees apply from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., with the exception of the Lighthouse Park facility, which fees shall apply 24 hours per day. Jason Maughan received the unanimous support of the council, being voted onto the planning commission. Maughan, who will serve the remainder of resigned commissioner Michael Valiquettes term, was being considered for the post along with Michael Miller, William Mills and Frank Taylor. Commercial Redevelopment Waiver Concept Presented To Commissionby Jeff LysiakThree days after debuting the idea to his fellow council members, Vice Mayor Doug Congress offered his presentation on updating the citys process for commercial redevelopment for non-conforming commercial properties during Tuesdays planning commission meeting. Considering a more streamlined process for updating permitted and conditional uses, supporting interand intraconnectivity, addressing non-conforming structures and improving parking on the island, Congress outlined his primary goals. We want to provide an equitable process for redeveloping non-conforming properties that existed at the time of incorporation to redevelop through a transparent process without expanding existing non-conformities, said Congress, who noted that the citys current codes and permitting process may create a disincentive to improve or redevelop these non-conforming developments, which may result in a tired, shabby and/or dated appearance. As a result, Congress has developed an option for site-specific redevelopment. He is recommending the creation of a transparent, site-specific waiver system that provides a process which increases conformity and encourages reinvestment. He noted that such a system: Protects the character and uniqueness of Sanibel Provides a transparent process before the planning commission Adds flexibility to meet the various non-conformities in existing commercial properties Removes economic disincentives Creates an atmosphere which encourages owners to reinvest into nonconforming commercial properties. As part of his proposal, standards for which waivers would not be granted would include expansion of total floor area, drainage, signage and parking. Commission chair Dr. Phillip Marks thanked Congress for his very succinct and detailed presentation before inviting comment on the subject. Chuck Ketteman noted a bit of confusion over the concept of waivers versus variances, but added, If its gonna be different and easier for people to work with, thats fine.continued on page 30 Jason Maughan 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 September.


AtlanticSalmon Fillets109 9 1299SolImported Beer12 Pack, 12 oz. Bottles Thur., 9.11.2014 Wed., 9.17.2014 699Boars HeadAmerican CheeseWhite or YellowFreshPineapples399Sunset SalsaFresh SalsaAssorted Varieties, Refrigerated, 15 oz.999Boars HeadDeluxe Ham follow us on 2/$6 lb.meal-timeinspiration save2.00lb. save1.00lb. save.50lb. save3.00lb. lb. 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 F23942168 To To A R AR Jerrys Restaurant NANNYS NANNYS CHILDRENS SHOPPE CHILDRENS SHOPPE Childrens Childrens Fashion Fashion Featuring: JoJo Maman, Florence Eiseman, Featuring: JoJo Maman, Florence Eiseman, Le Top, Anita G & many other ne brands Le Top, Anita G & many other ne brands 25 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 12, 201424


Latin Spiced Florida Amberjack with Corn Relish and Cilantro Oil 4 (7-ounce) Florida amberjack fillets Latin spice mix (1 teaspoon cumin, 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, teaspoon coriander, teaspoon sugar, 1 teaspoon paprika) Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste Preheat a large saut pan over mediumhigh heat. Generously season the amberjack fillets with the Latin spice. Add the cooking oil to the pan and carefully add the seasoned fillets to the oiled pan. Cook fillets for 2 to 3 minutes on each side until golden brown and completely cooked throughout. Corn Relish 4 ears of fresh Florida sweet corn, kernels cut off the cob 1 tablespoon cooking oil 1 cup yellow onion, diced 1 cup Florida bell pepper, diced cup scallions, rinsed and chopped cup fresh cilantro, chopped Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste Preheat a large saut pan over mediumhigh heat. Add the cooking oil to the pan, and carefully add the diced onions and bell peppers. Cook the peppers and onions for 2 minutes while stirring. Add the kernels of corn to the bell pepper and onion mixture. Cook the corn mixture for another 2 minutes. Add remaining ingredients, taste, and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.continued on page 42ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 12, 201426 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 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 BEST BEST TAKE-OUT TAKE-OUT ON ON THE THE ISLANDS ISLANDS FINE ITALIAN CUISINEIL TESORO RISTORANTEOpen 7 days a week 751 Tarpon Bay Road 239.395.4022 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 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 Latin Spiced Florida Amberjack with Corn Relish and Cilantro Oil


27 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 9/19/14 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 Mon-Fri 4:00pm Midnight Saturday & Sunday Open at 11:30am 37 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 Library Donates To Hospital submitted by Cathy Cameron, Sanibel Public LibraryThe Sanibel Public Library presented 1,101 books to the Golisano Childrens Hospital on Thursday, September 4. The books were earned over the summer by participants of the Summer Reading Program, called Reading for Others! Children completed reading assignments, earning points. The points were used to select books. The Sanibel Public Library Foundation provided support for the program by matching the books earned by the children with one to donate to the hospital. Shane Rafferty, child life specialist from the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, and Garret Gablehouse, also of the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, were present at the Sanibel Public Library to accept the donated books. Raffertu and Gablehouse thanked everyone for the donated books which will be very much appreciated by the children. The Summer Reading Program is supported with funds provided by the Joan Hunt Corey Childrens Fund and the Sanibel Public Library Foundation, Inc. Linda Uhler, Barb Dunkle, Shane Rafferty, Garrett Gablehouse, Margaret Mohundro, Gib Warren, Melanie Congress and Dan Moeder Kids with books The ABCs Of BirdsThe Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point welcomes Kristie Anders, education director for the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, as she returns to share The ABCs Of Birds. Anders presentation is scheduled on Thursday, September 18 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands at Shell Point Retirement Community. Anders will share a basic introduction to birds, highlighting around 20 of the most common and easily recognizable birds seen throughout Southwest Florida. All are welcome to enjoy Anders lighthearted look at our feathered friends; a birding background is not needed. This course is free, but space is limited and registration is required by calling 489-8472. Kristie Anders


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 12, 201428 Shell Of The WeekCoffee Bean Triviaby Jos H. Leal, PhD, The BaileyMatthews National Shell Museum Science Director & CuratorThe coffee bean trivia, Niveria pediculus (Linnaeus, 1758), is another marine gastropod that can be found occasionally on the island beaches of Southwest Florida. Members of the trivia family, the Triviidae, closely resemble the beloved cowries (family Cypraeidae), but differ in features of their anatomy and usually by having smaller shells with wrinkled sculpture (cowries are usually very smooth and glossy.) Measuring, at most, about a half-inch in length, trivias generally feed on colonial ascidians (sea squirts), and have larvae that spend some time drifting in the water (planktonic larvae) before settling to spend their adult life on the sea floor. Learn more about the coffee bean trivia at the shell museum web site Shell Museum Events Celebrity Island Dinner Museum Fundraiser: Monday, September 29, 5 p.m. at Traders Caf. Cost of $60 per person includes happy hour, entertainment by local celebrity waiters, karaoke and a three-course gourmet meal. Proceeds go to the museum and tickets can be booked online at or by calling 395-2233. Live Tank Demonstration: Learn from a marine naturalist as you watch a fighting conch use its foot for locomotion, spy a lightning whelk slam its trap door shut for protection, or witness scallops zip across the tank with jet propulsion skills. Daily at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 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. 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. Island Inn Morning Beach Walks: Join one of our marine naturalists for a beach walk near Island Inn on Sanibel Island. Walks depart daily from the Island Inn lobby at 9 a.m. Learn about the shells, the mollusks who create them, and other marine life that has washed ashore. The cost is $10, and parking at Island Inn is free for beach walk participants. Space is limited so book online at or call 395-2233 to make a reservation. All participants receive a coupon for half-off shell museum admission. Marine Naturalist Adventure Cruise: The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum and Captiva Cruises present an ecological expedition that will educate and excite marine enthusiasts. Join our marine naturalist 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 admission to the shell museum. Call 472-5300 to book. (Water shoes required, no flip flops. Prepare to get wet.)The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum is at 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Phone 239-395-2233 or visit This coffee bean trivia, Niveria pediculus was collected on Sanibel in 1980 BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island 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 PIZZA 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!The MLB & The MLB & NFL Ticket NFL Ticket EXCLUSIVE REAL ESTATE BUYER AGENT MIKE 2424 Palm Ridge Road, SanibelLong-time Sanibel resident. 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Sanibel-Captiva Conservation FoundationTank Talks On Tuesday, September 16, visit the SCCF Nature Center at 10 a.m. to learn about the live turtles, Indie the Indigo snake, Happy the Florida snapping turtle and other critters SCCF works so hard to protect through research and habitat protection. The diamondback terrapin eggs have hatched, so come and see the quarter-sized hatchling. Indie the Indigo snakes eggs have hatched, too. Cost of the program is $5 per adult, with children and SCCF members admitted free. Coyote And Bear TalesOn Wednesday, September 17, come to SCCF and learn about two newcomer species to the islands. A coyote and a Florida black bear were documented on the island for the first time in the winter of 2011. Learn about the behaviors of these two new species and how to live with them. Coyotes have now moved into every county in the Sunshine State. Both human and bear populations are growing in Florida. The island black bear was relocated to a new territory and then needed to be relocated again. There is a family of coyotes that islanders will hear calling again this winter season when the snowbirds arrive, and the song dogs sing in response to sirens. Call SCCF or the City of Sanibel to report a coyote sighting. The 10 a.m. program is free to children and SCCF members, or $5 for adults.Turtle Tracks On Thursday, September 18 at 10 a.m., come to the SCCF Nature Center and learn about the lifecycles and habits of sea turtles that nest on island beaches in the summertime and what SCCFs nest monitoring program is doing to protect them. This summers nesting season has been the biggest ever recorded for Sanibel and Captiva. The program is free to SCCF members and children, or $5 for adults.Bobcat TalesThere is a bobcat that calls every inch of Sanibel and Captiva home. Female bobcats now have kits following them through her territory as she hunts rats and rabbits for them. Did you know that there are black bobcats? Come to SCCF on Wednesday, September 24 and learn more about these shy felines that live so peacefully amongst us. The program begins at 10 am at the SCCF Nature Center. Cost is $5 per adult with SCCF members and children free. Following the program, take a walk on the trails to the Sanibel River, look for bobcat scat and climb the tower overlooking the Sanibel River. Call 472-2329 for more information on these programs. The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation is located at 3333 SanibelCaptiva Road. Diamondback terrapin hatching from egg Coyote Sea turtle in sand photo by Julie Reed Baby sea turtles hatching Black bobcat 29 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 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 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. 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 email email 239-671-6112 239-671-6112 Drop-off and pick-up for repairs and Drop-off and pick-up for repairs and services is at Tuttles Sea Shell Shop, 362 services is at Tuttles Sea Shell Shop, 362 Periwinkle Way on Sanibels east end. Periwinkle Way on Sanibels east end. by Ron and Fran Dioguardi by Ron and Fran Dioguardi (formerly of Renes Fine Jewelry) (formerly of Renes Fine Jewelry) Check Check It Out! It Out! CUSTOM MADE FINE JEWELRY AND INVESTMENT GOLD PIECES


Growing up, I watched my great-grandmother, who I affectionately referred to as my Bubby, cook family meals with an old cookbook that had a worn spine and dog-eared pages smeared with stains. When Bubby discovered how to improve a recipe, she would write notes on the margins of the pages. Her modifications were always first rate. But I want to tell you not to write notes or changes in your legal documents like a will or a trust. I cant describe how many times Ive seen wills where changes have been written in the margins. Some changes delete beneficiaries, others add beneficiaries. Some change the dollar amount of bequests, while others alter who is to receive what property. Unlike the alterations my Bubby made in the margins of her cookbook, the writings in the margins of these folks wills and trusts almost always has no significance. They wont serve to change the will or trust. Why, you might ask? Because the law clearly states how a testamentary (after death) bequest must be both signed and witnessed in a very specific manner. In Florida, a testator must sign a legal document that contains testamentary bequests at its end. The testator must sign in the presence of two witnesses who sign as witnesses in the presence of the testator as well as in the presence of each other. Then, so you dont have to get the witnesses testimony about the signing after the testators death, the will is usually self proved. In order to be self-proved, a notary must witness the whole process in much the same manner and sign a statement using the exact words found in the Florida statute. So if Bernice signs her will, but later goes back and writes changes in the margins, those changes will have no legal effect. The only result of Bernices action is likely litigation between the beneficiaries. After the beneficiaries spend thousands of dollars on attorney fees, the end result will be that the margin changes will be disregarded. What Bernice needs to do if she wants to change her will is to add a codicil to her will (or an amendment to her trust) that is signed with the same statutory formalities that her original document was signed with. Sometimes individuals will type up their own codicils and amendments rather than have their attorney do it. They may not want to pay the attorney for a simple change. Do this at your own risk, as oftentimes a codicil or amendment isnt so simple. If it isnt prepared correctly, it could cause more problems than it solves. Consider, for example, that Robert has a will that says something to the effect of I give my home to my son Christopher. At the time of the creation of the original will, Roberts home is located in Detroit. Robert later gives his Detroit home to Christopher and then purchases a new home for himself on Sanibel. Robert feels that he should give his daughter Katherine a large specific bequest to even out the gift of the Detroit residence to Christopher, so he writes in the margin of his will I give $150,000 to my daughter Katherine but doesnt remove the language in his document giving his home to Christopher. Robert then dies. What happens? The margin note of the $150,000 bequest is disregarded. It wasnt signed with the statutory formalities. But has Robert also bequeathed his Sanibel residence to Christopher? Florida has an ademption statute that says in part, Property that a testator gave to a person in the testators lifetime is treated as a satisfaction of a devise to that person, in whole or in part, only if the will provides for deduction of the lifetime gift, the testator declares in a contemporaneous writing that the gift is to be deducted from the devise or is in satisfaction of the devise, or the devisee acknowledges in writing that the gift is in satisfaction. Even if the margin note gifting $150,000 to Katherine is not a valid amendment, could it be construed as a contemporaneous writing that the lifetime gift of the Detroit home satisfies the bequest found in Roberts will? That position would be a stretch even if it can be established that the gift was made in an attempt to even the score. In this fact pattern, the statute would seem to require Christopher to acknowledge in writing that the gift of the Detroit residence satisfied his fathers bequest. What if Christopher isnt willing to sign such a statement? There are many laws governing estates and trusts. Writing your own document without the knowledge of what those laws are and how those laws affect your own plan may lead to unintended consequences. So its generally unwise to alter your own recipe without the help of a qualified professional. If you need to make notes to remind yourself of what you want changed, first make a copy of your legal document, then write in those margins and discuss what you want with your estate planning attorney. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at Will PowerWriting In The Marginsby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 From page 23Redevelopment WaiverBoth Congress and Planning Director Jimmy Jordan explained that the waiver concept being presented is not intended to replace the variance process, and that the goal would be to provide rational flexibility and common sense to the commercial redevelopment process. Following some additional discussions on the subject and suggestions offered by members of the commission, the lone public comment was offered by Jeremy Kane, representing the Sanibel & Captiva Chamber of Commerce. He questioned what predictability would be afforded businesses prior to considering redevelopment, asked if a list of non-conformities will be available on each application and if the parking aspect could be reviewed on a regular basis. While it remains early in the process of considering the waiver concept, Marks said that he hoped it might encourage redevelopment and modernization of commercial properties. This is still a concept nothing is set in stone, he added. Tuesdays meeting was the first for longtime Sanibel resident Jason Maughan, who was appointed by the city council on Saturday to fill Michael Valiquettes vacated commission seat. Id like to thank the city council for their support and confidence in adding me to the planning commission, said Maughan, an attorney who has been practicing on the island for the past 15 years. It means quite a lot to me. Also, during the directors report, Jordan noted that the citys Dark Skies Ordinance would be brought back for the commission to review in late October or early November. 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 fed up being treated as if I am an inconvenience at my medical center. I would leave in a flash but no one else around here takes Medicare. I am not a nuisance having been there only once in a year. I called and, after going through all of their hoops on their telephone system, I finally reached a live one. She asked my name and birth date and then asked, Why do you want to see the doctor, whats wrong with you? The earliest appointment was in six weeks, and then she said, If youre not satisfied call 911 or go to the hospital emergency. It is bad enough being old, but being abused along with it is getting hard to take. Is it like this where you live? Doris Dear Doris, Medical care is an industry, a very complex industry. To stay in business, medical practices need more revenue coming in than expenses going out. Unfortunately, the strategies for reducing expenses include reducing the number of support staff; using technology, i.e. phone routing systems to increase productivity, minimum education requirements for staff and increasing the number of patients seen per day. What all of this seems to mean to patients is that we have become work units, tasks and to some office staff, interruptions in their productivity. To the credit of some offices I have found, the physicians and support staff have found a way to practice medicine and run a business in a way that does not forget the patient. I hope you can find a similar office. Pryce Dear Doris, Exactly the same this seems to be the way modern medical offices are going. No longer will physicians know our name or even care because it is only a business. However, some people do have physicians who care, will call on the phone and run their offices the old fashioned way. My husband goes out of state and has a team of physicians who are wonderful and it is no wonder Johns Hopkins has been rated number one for patient care for about the last 20 years. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 12, 201430

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ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 12, 201432 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. Although Twins And Red Sox Are Headed For Last Place, The Miracle Wins League Title For The First Timeby Ed FrankAlthough it has been a miserable season for followers of the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins, local baseball fans should take heart in the Florida State League Championship won this week by the Fort Myers Miracle the first league title in the franchises 22-year history. The Advanced A Miracle won the league title in a post-season run of 5-1, defeating Bradenton in a 2-0 sweep in the semi-final round and defeating the Daytona Cubs three games to one in the championship series. It was a sweet title run for the Miracle as the Cubs had never lost a Florida State League playoff series winning six championships and 12 playoff series. The title clincher came Monday night in Daytona in an exciting 11th-inning 4-2 victory when outfielder Jason Kanzler belted a two-run homer with Adam Brett Walker aboard. Closer Zack Jones, firing pitches in the high 90s, shut down the Cubs in order in the bottom of the 11th. And the celebration began. Miracle Manager Doug Mientkiewicz guided his team to the league championship in just his second year of managing. In those two years, he has won two division titles and now the coveted league title with an 87-win season. Amazingly, he came to the Miracle without any previous managing experience. Obviously, however, Twins General Manager Terry Ryan recognized his leadership and baseball savvy when he plucked Mientkiewicz from a low level job in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. Dont be surprised if Mientkiewicz moves up to a higher level managing job next season with the Twins or another baseball club. 2014 Shark Shootout First Golf Event on Fox Sports The 2014 Franklin Templeton Shark Shootout December 11 to 13 at Naples Tiburon Golf Club will be the first professional golf event broadcast on Fox Television, and will mark the debut of Joe Buck and Greg Norman in the 18th tower. Fox and Franklin Templeton recently signed a multi-year contract to televise the popular event on Fox and Fox Sports 1 beginning this year. Golf Hall of Famer Norman has hosted the Shootout for the last 25 years bringing together many of professional golfs top stars for the post-season PGA competition. The event has raised millions of dollars for a variety of charities including CureSearch for Childrens Cancer. The opening round of the 54-hole tournament will be Thursday, December 11 with the final round on Saturday, December 13. Fox Sports 1 will televise the first two days with Fox carrying Saturdays final round. The tournament was shifted from a Friday to Sunday format to a Thursday to Saturday schedule to accommodate Foxs professional football commitments on Sunday. Worlds Top Women Golfers to Compete Here in CME Group Tour Championship A $1 million bonus has been added to the LPGA season-ending CME Group Tour Championship to be held November 20 to 23 at the Tiburon Golf Club in Naples. Changes have been made for qualifications to the premier womens event. Previously, the top three finishers in each tournament on the LPGA tour qualified for the event. The field now is determined by a season-long points race with 500 points going to the winner of each tournament. As of this week, the top five golfers in the Race to the CME Globe are: Stacy Lewis 3,904 points Inbee Park 2,993 points Lydia Ko 2,800 points Michelle Wie 2,588 points Anna Nordquist 2,231 points Swings For The Sox Golf TournamentMore local and national companies have signed on as sponsors for the Red Sox Foundations 3rd annual Swings For The Sox golf tournament to be held on Friday, October 17. The tournament will take place at Tiburon Golf Club, located at the RitzCarlton Golf Resort at 2620 Tiburon Drive in Naples. A scramble format with prizes for the longest drive, putting, closest to the pin and more will begin at 9 a.m. The Boston Globe has joined The Hertz Corporation as presenting sponsors along with additional sponsors including Lee Memorial Health Systems Foundation, Marco Island Marriott, CVS Caremark, FAS Global International LLC, Westin Resort Cape Coral, DLD Builders, Aramark, Jerseys Sports Caf, Service Painting of SW Florida, Gerber Collision, Marquis Wealth Management, First Watch Restaurants and Rib City. Tournament sponsorships range from


33 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 Real estate blog & more at Sanibel Square Suite 3 at 2242 Periwinkle Way ~155x 130 parcel bordering preserved land on Dimmick Dr in Belle Meade, build your pool home here $185K 2nd floor ~950 sq. ft. 1 bedrm, established as vacation rental & across from beach at Spanish Cay $249.9K Single-family home lot in Sanibel Bayous within walking distance of this beach & Clam Bayou $399K 2-bedrm Island Beach Club condo, this view, covered parking, big exterior storeroom, & income $474K Ground-level updated Mariner Pointe 2 bedrm w/ custom kitchen, steps to boat dock $499K 3rd floor Loggerhead Cay condo w/gulf view & grossing nearly $40K/ this year in rental income $499K Remodeled 2nd floor canal-side Mariner Pointe 2 bedrm w/ this private waterview deck $499.9K Beachfront 2-bedrm Sandalfoot walkout w/new appliances, tile, & more, also income = ~$60K/yr $699K Courtyard to gulf view from Sand Pointe 2 bedrm w/ new kitchen, baths, & income $749K One of the last canalfront lots in Shell Harbor, 1/2+acre w/ patio dock on Limpet Dr cul-de-sac $749K Rental-ready topfloor Pointe Santo 2 bedrm w/private roof-top deck & excellent income $799K Direct gulf-front Sanibel Surfside 2 bedrm w/updated interior, bright white kitchen, & income $874K Thinking of selling? Please consider The SanibelSusan Team where 4 licensed real estate professionals will work hard to sell your property at the terms you desire. With 425 island transactions totaling over $252 million in sales, The SanibelSusan Team has the experience needed to get the job done right $150 to $10,000. Player foursomes packages, which begin at $800, are still available but filling up fast according to tournament officials. Non-player Party In The Park passes, which include entry into the park, dinner and batting practice swings, are $50 per person and $25 for children younger than 12. Individual playing positions are $250 per person. Proceeds from this years tournament will support the Childrens Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida and The Immokalee Foundation. Prior to the tournament, JetBlue Park at Fenway South, the Red Soxs 106-acre spring training and player development complex located at 11500 Fenway South Drive in Fort Myers, will host a Party In The Park Tee Off party from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 16. The event will include dinner courtesy of Rib City on the Green Monster, self-guided tours, a one-of-a-kind silent auction and raffle prizes. The night will also include opportunities for participants to take batting practice swings from home plate for the chance to win spring training season tickets for 2015. Last years event raised more than $40,000 to support the Foundation For Lee County Public Schools, Inc. We were very excited that the first two years of this local Red Sox Foundation golf tournament not only sold out but raised $60,000 for local nonprofits, said Katie Haas, senior director of Florida business operations. All golfers will receive a gift bag, lunch at Tiburon following golf on Friday, entry into the Party In The Park with dinner provided by Rib City on Thursday and the opportunity to take batting practice on the playing field at JetBlue Park. Golf participants will also have the opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind silent auction items and win unique raffle prizes. Raffle items that can be used to aid in raising more money for the foundation and additional funds for those in need throughout Southwest Florida are also being accepted. For more information, call 226-4783 or e-mail Water Fitness Instructor CourseA United States Water Fitness Association (USWFA) Water Fitness Instructor Course will be held at the Sanibel Recreation Center on Sunday, September 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Upon completion of this course, participants will receive a three-year certification and three-year USWFA membership. The fee for this course is $247 per person. Visit to register and pay for the course. Included in the fees is the USWFAs new Water Fitness Instructors Manual, pre-course materials and the National Testing Day on September 28. This course is open to anyone 16 years of age or older with and interest in being a water fitness instructor. Persons who are already teaching, but do not have the credentials, are strongly encouraged to attend. For more information, contact the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345. SPORTS QUIZ 1. When was the last time before 2013 that the Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Royals and Pittsburgh Pirates all had a winning record in the same year? 2. Name the last starting pitcher to win the N.L. Most Valuable Player award. 3. Who holds the NFL record for most career touchdown passes by a non-quarterback? 4. Which two coaches won an NCAA Division I mens basketball national title in their final collegiate game? 5. When was the last time the Carolina Hurricanes won a game in Detroit before 2014? 6. In what year did Greeces mens soccer team make its first World Cup appearance? 7. What was the last filly to win horse racings Preakness Stakes? ANSWERS 1. It was 1979. 2. St. Louis Bob Gibson, in 1968. 3. Frank Gifford, with 14. 4. UCLAs John Wooden (1975) and Marquettes Al McGuire (). 5. It was November of 1989, when the franchise was located in Hartford. 6. It was 1994. 7. Rachel Alexandra, in 2009. Eden Energy MedicineEEM First Aid Anger Relief With Earlobe Pullby Karen L. Semmelman, Certified EEM, JD, AAML (03-12)Tugging gently around the edges of the ears is great for kids and adults. Try it as you read this column and experience the immediate sense of buzzing and energetic release. So, what is happening? We all are subject to stress, which has an immediate and cumulative impact on our energies. Tight shoulders, inability to concentrate, desire to throw the phone that stopped working all natural and part of our life. Unfortunately, our bodies are wired to respond to the stresses of life as if the tiger is ready to jump on us in the jungle. When we pull on our ears, we are releasing energies, activating acupuncture points and suggesting to triple warmer, our commander of energies, that it is OK to calm down. Here are the specifics: 1. Use both hands, right hand with right ear and left hand with left ear. Start at the edge of the fold of the ear closest to the temple and gently tug at the fold, literally unfolding it 2. Move from the temple area the entire way around the ear until you get to the earlobe. 3. Hold and pull gently on the ear lobe several times as you take two or three deep breathes.continued on page 34


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 12, 201434 From page 1Golisano Childrens Hospital Unveils New Ambulanceof the build, including telemedicine capabilities, in order to provide the safest, absolute best care of babies and children moving from one level of care to another throughout Southwest Florida, said Susan H. Ryckman, MSN, CPNP, CENP, vice president, patient care services for Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. We are so very grateful for the amazing, generous support of SanCap Cares in making this dream come true! A virtual intensive care unit on wheels, the new ambulance and the Golisano Childrens Hospital transport team can ensure the highest skill and quality while moving children to a higher level of care. The new ambulance is equipped with telemedicine technology to afford the team the opportunity to directly communicate critical clinical information as needed while en route, and can virtually place the doctor on the ambulance during transport. Registered nurses and respiratory therapists with specialty training in neonatal and pediatric transport, along with licensed EMTs and paramedics, function under the direction of a neonatal or pediatric intensive care physician throughout the transport process, said Marybeth Gardner, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit transport coordinator. They were also instrumental in helping decide the design and layout of the ambulance to include top-of-the-line medical equipment presented in a way that was kid-friendly. Its been fun the whole process seeing it go from a vision to real life and then getting to see the kids faces light up as they come inside, added Niki Shimko, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit transport coordinator. A calming, child-friendly interior helps decrease anxiety in an otherwise stressful experience. Medical equipment is concealed behind cabinet doors, a DVD player serves as a familiar distraction and the decor of the walls and ceiling were painted in a bright, cheerful beach and sky theme that incorporates the logos of both Golisano Childrens Hospital and SanCap Cares, explained James Hammond, EMT paramedic and lead driver. Purchasing the ambulance was made possible thanks to SanCap Cares. Co-chairs Amanda Cross, Dorothy Fitzgerald and Mike Mullins and their hardworking committee held the event which raised funds for the ambulance through the generosity of the Sanibel-Captiva community. Fourteen years of contributions from this annual event have helped Golisano Childrens Hospital continue to provide great resources to the community so that families can receive lifesaving medical care close to home. This hospital is critical to the community, and to the welfare of the children who live and visit here. I dont think people realize the difference in caring for children compared to adults, and the ambulance in particular will help children and babies that need the highest level of care by facilitating their transport safely, said Fitzgerald. The generosity of the people of the islands helped to make this happen, helped to make it a reality. It truly is a community effort. Interior of the new ambulance for Golisano Childrens Hospital CHUCK BERGSTROMIsland Resident Award Winning Realtor (239) 209-6500 or 800 388-2311(239) 472-2311 2400 Palm Ridge Rd. Sanibel, FL 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 on Gulf access canal. $949,000 589 Rabbit Road 589 Rabbit RoadElevated 2 BR/2 BA pool home with split oor plan overlooking river. 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Furnished top oor 2 BR/2 BA... steps to pool or beach!$449,000 Buying, Selling or just want to chatTalk to Chuck! Opportunity on Lighthouse Way Opportunity on Lighthouse WaySpecial bay views. 105 existing seawall. Create your bayfront vision of paradise. $1,995,000 From page 33EEM First AidSay good morning... it is now a beautiful one, just waiting for your big smile! Have fun with your energy. Next weeks topic is EEM First Aid Escape From The Big Tiger With Tapping. 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.


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ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 12, 201436 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My 5-year-old started kindergarten this August and had a wonderful first month. Now, he has started to be disruptive towards the end of the day, refusing to participate in afternoon group and not following the teachers directions. He then acts out either by yelling or stomping his feet, although eventually he complies. Then after a while, he will join the group. His teacher has tried talking to him privately and redirecting him, but that hasnt helped. His behavior clip on the class behavior chart gets moved down because of his behaviors and then he seems to give up. I have tried follow up with discipline at home with timeouts and withdrawing privileges. What else can I do to help him? Jessie S., Fort Myers Jessie, Adjusting to a full day of kindergarten is a lot of work for a 5-year-old and takes time to build the stamina to keep going. They are getting used to a daily schedule without naps or significant rest periods. It may be that by the end of the day your son is exhausted and doesnt have the energy to be a part of the group. The fact that your son doesnt have oppositional behavior at other times of the day is a great sign and something to build on. The first thing I would recommend is to leave any punishing of school behavior to your sons teacher. At this young age, reacting to a disruptive behavior several hours after it occurs is unlikely to improve it, but it will probably make your home environment seem more negative. I would recommend a strategy that focuses more on prevention, encouragement, rewards and incentives to help keep him going throughout the school day. Focusing on the end of the day when he seems least able to comply is a place to plan an intervention. I would encourage you to talk with the teacher to brainstorm ways to promote and reward your sons participation and good behavior at this tough time of the day. Sometimes, children feel empowered by having a responsibility or a special job. Maybe his teacher could make him her special helper, during afternoon group time. For example, he could be in charge of bringing all the books to the rug during reading time or maybe he could be the one who puts out the rug squares for the other students to sit upon. The task should be something that he will have success doing and thus can be rewarded with a positive comment. Charting or behavioral systems work best when children understand the specific target behaviors the teacher is looking for. The rules might be too vague for him to understand right now at his young age and he may need a more targeted behavior at this time. If he knows his clip will move up if he comes to the rug quietly, hell have more of an incentive to do that. Right now, seeing his clip going down is very discouraging. It would be better if the teacher focused on promoting specific behaviors at a specific time of day using a reward-based system one where the students would earn privileges rather than losing clip status on the chart. This would most likely increase the motivation of your son and the entire class to comply. Finally, stay calm about what your son is telling you he needs at the end of the day. He is still very young. Once a child is motivated, feels safe and confident in the classroom, positive behaviors emerge and often becomes self-motivating, and then no extra intervention is necessary. Shelley Greggs is adjunct faculty at Florida SouthWestern State College, where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also a nationally certified school psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to smgreggs@gmail. com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. FGCU Welcomes International StudentsFlorida Gulf Coast University invites the community to attend a showcase of international initiatives and formal welcoming of international students, scholars and study abroad participants during the 18th annual International Reception at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, September 12 in the Cohen Center ballroom on the FGCU campus. To date, we have had over 80 countries represented by our international students, International Services Director Elaine Hozdik said. Additionally, a number of our students have studied abroad as part of their educational experience to places such as Australia, Argentina, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Guyana and Spain. Our faculty host several colleagues from abroad each year and engage them in teaching and collaborative research. Through our international and study abroad programs, we continue to add to our understanding of world cultures and perspectives through the diversity of our university community. We encourage members of our community who have an interest in international experiences to join us. Co-sponsored by FGCU International Services and the Student Government, the event is an opportunity to become acquainted with FGCU students and scholars from other countries or students who have studied abroad. FGCU will highlight its international education initiatives and its commitment to offering an educational experience with global perspectives. Remarks by university officials and student leaders will be followed by a reception. This is a great opportunity for international and domestic students, staff and faculty to fellowship together with community members to develop a deeper interest and understanding of various international education opportunities at FGCU, said Timothy W. Gini, International Services associate director. A sampling of foods and flags from the students homelands will be part of the reception. Several local cultural or international community organizations will also participate. For more information, contact Elaine Hozdik at 590-7925 or Ehozdik@fgcu. edu. 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 Read us online at 9100 College Pointe Ct., Fort Myers, FL 33919 | 239-334-1141In which state should you base your estate plan? The WRONG answer could cost you thousands ... or millions!ATTENTION!Dual State Residents Free Florida Estate Planning Guide 239-334-1141 or c ? y cost y I n whi c plan? cost y Craig R. 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ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 12, 201438 Tea At The Ritz To Benefit Make-A-WishMake-A-Wish Southern Florida will hold their 4th annual Tea At The Ritz on Saturday, December 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort, located at 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road in Naples. The event will be an upscale high tea surrounded by beautiful holiday decorations as only the Ritz-Carlton can do. Guests will enjoy a royal classic tea service, finger sandwiches, fruit tartlets, champagne and other delectable treats. Make-A-Wish announced that Fidelity Investments will be the events presenting sponsor for the third year in a row, with Ms. Dylan Sanders returning again as chairperson. The goal for this years event is to raise enough funds to grant three wishes to local children. Sanders and her committee cordially invite local residents and area visitors to attend this special fundraising event. Husbands, children and groups are also welcome to attend this memorable afternoon in one of the most beautiful holiday settings in town. Guests will also have the opportunity to bid on fabulous silent auction items and participate in various drawings all while learning more about the mission of Make-A-Wish. Individual tickets are available for $125 and sponsorships start at $500, with 100 percent of event proceeds to benefit Make-A-Wish Southern Florida. Reservations are highly recommended. Make-A-Wish Southern Florida grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The Southern Florida chapter grants a wish every 16 hours and has granted more than 9,000 wishes since its inception in 1983. The chapters vision is to make every eligible childs wish come true. For more information about MakeA-Wish, to get involved or grant a wish, visit To RSVP and purchase tickets, contact Lesley Colantonio at 992-9474 or email lcolantonio@sflawish. org. Tickets may also be purchased online at Event Brite by searching the words: Tea At The Ritz. LMHS Hosts Lecture SeriesLee Memorial Health System will present a new series of lectures about illnesses and conditions that affect your brain. The final topic in this series is The Fantastic Voyage, to be held on Saturday, September 13 at 11 a.m. in the Community Room at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Myers. Medicine is moving at the speed of light and Lee Memorial Health System is on the cutting edge of medical technology, offering advanced care and techniques that are not readily available in other hospital systems. Do you understand the newest technologies for the repair of aneurysm and stroke? This lecture describes the evolution of current treatments for brain disorders in an easy-to-understand format. Nasser Razack, MD, is a neurointerventional radiologist specializing in advanced minimally-invasive brain procedures to treat aneurysms, strokes, tumors, vascular abnormalities and malformations. Seating is limited and reservations are requested. Call 454-8725 to RSVP or for more information. Shell Point Offers Assisted Living SeminarMany people wait until a medical crisis before considering or making the move to assisted living, but the most difficult time to make decisions is when your health is in question and you are feeling weak. Senior adults and their family members can learn the facts and weigh the benefits of assisted living for themselves or a loved one by attending an Assisted Living Seminar at The Springs at Shell Point. Shell Points team of experienced assisted living specialists, McKenzie Millis and Vivian Ciulla, are hosting a seminar to help attendees determine if it is the right time to consider assisted living. During the seminar, they will provide a better understanding of the differences between independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care. They also provide a checklist of questions to use when visiting and evaluating a potential new home for a loved one. The next seminar will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 25 at The Springs. To learn more about assisted living and to register for the seminar, call 454-2077. Assisted living provides support for shopping, meal preparation, activities of daily living and housekeeping, along with the benefits of having a physician, pharmacy, and lifestyle amenities in close proximity. Making the decision to relocate early can allow you to stay independent and make the choices that are best for you or your parent. The Springs, located at the entrance to Shell Point, is less than two miles from the Sanibel Causeway. This location, in addition to Shell Points comprehensive resident activities and healthcare services, are just some of the many benefits that residents of the facility enjoy. The Springs comprehensive monthly rate, excluding personal laundry, helps residents and their families plan for the most effective use of their resources. Shell Points assisted living services provide the added security of access to the network of quality health care services provided by the Shell Point health care team, when and if those services are needed. The facilitys amenities and services include a heated swimming pool, exercise facilities, transportation, dining, 24-hour healthcare staffing, and a professional activities leader who coordinates high-quality events and activities, educational and entertainment programs, and opportunities for socialization and personal growth. For information about The Springs at Shell Point or to request a brochure, call 454-2077, email thesprings@shellpoint. org or visit The Springs at Shell Point LMHS Receives Grant FundingThe Cardinal Health Foundation announced it has awarded Lee Memorial Health System grant funding from the E3 Grant Program to implement best practices and help improve the effectiveness, efficiency and excellence of patient care. The grant of $31,500 is for the Lee Memorial Health System Care Transitions Program Medication Self-Management Project, an evidence-based model that utilizes nurses as coaches to teach and encourage patients to develop skills to self-manage chronic medical conditions. The pilot project will focus on medication management and identify patients with cognitive issues that may affect their ability to self-manage medication and provide appropriate patient medication management tools. The Cardinal Health E3 Grant Program awarded funding to health care providers in 22 states. Since the inception of the E3 Grant Program, the Cardinal Health Foundation has awarded continued on page 39 $ 1.650.000


39 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 deaRPharmacist8 Facts You Should Know About Copperby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Reader: The other day, I was eating lunch with a friend and colleague and he mentioned that copper can increase the risk of cancer. This was not the first time I had heard something scary about copper. Last year, another friend (a medical doctor) also mentioned coppers association with cancer, especially hormonal types. How could something so integral to our body be so bad I wondered? I researched it. Just like I suspected, copper is essential to good health. We dont need a lot of copper, but certain healthy amounts are vital and essential to our health and well-being. Its all about balance! Copper is required for the formation of about 50 enzymes and its needed for our transporters, which shuttle hormones and neurotransmitters all over your body. Copper protects the lining of blood vessels and myelin. It supports energy production. Did you hear that? Energy! How many of you suffer with chronic fatigue? If you have iron deficiency anemia that doesnt respond to iron supplementation, and youre ferritin remains suppressed, you might be copper deficient. You need iron to make hemoglobin, the main component of red blood cells and you cannot absorb iron without copper. Long story short, copper deficiency is sometimes at the heart of resistant iron deficiency anemia. An RBC copper blood test can reveal this. Symptoms of copper deficiency include pale skin, grey hair, skin lesions or dryness, dizziness, weakness, poor immunity, shortness of breath and malabsorption issues. Low copper is associated with low white blood cells, leukemia and other blood irregularities. Heres what else you should know: #1 Zinc supplements lower copper levels. If youve been consuming zinc supplements for a long time, then you might be copper deficient, and vice versa. Ask your doctor about the zinc to copper ratio, but its about 10 to 1. #2 Elevated copper can cause neurological problems, possibly schizophrenia, phobias and panic attacks however the research isnt clear. This is a good time to teach you that some of you make large amounts of pyrroles. In excess, pyrroles irreversibly latch onto zinc and vitamin B6 and take it out of the body via urine. Once zinc is depleted, copper levels rise. So is it the copper that causes the problem, or the high pyrroles? If you love someone with a mental illness, you can have their pyrroles measured with a simple urine test. #3 Copper is part of a transport system in your body that protects the inner lining of your blood vessels. Deficiencies will make your vessels lose elasticity and rupture easily. #4 Copper is needed to make melanin, so deficiencies are often seen in people with premature grey hair. #5 Cardiac arrhythmias can result from low copper status. #6 Copper helps you make elastin and collagen, and these are components of bone and connective tissues. Copper may be useful for osteoporosis. #7 Resveratrol supplements are drug muggers of copper. #8 Copper can help you manage cholesterol. 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. From page 38LMHS Recedives Grant Fundingmore than $7 million in funding to 249 hospitals, health systems or other healthrelated organizations across the country. This years E3 Grant Program called for proposals that addressed one of three areas: projects that will improve medication safety, particularly as patients move from hospital environments to the home and other health care settings; projects that, in partnership with the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), improve operating room safety and test a protocol for assessing risk and implementing changes in the operating room to reduce pressure ulcers during surgery; or projects that result in the implementation of best practices in the care of babies born addicted to opiates. After six years of providing support to health care providers, we are so pleased to continue offering these grants to organizations that are working to implement best practices and improve the effectiveness, excellence and efficiency of patient care, said Dianne Radigan, vice president of community relations. Cardinal Health has a vested interest in helping health care providers save days, dollars and lives by working collaboratively to improve the quality of care nationwide. We congratulate Lee Memorial Health System for their work to achieve meaningful, long-term improvements. IN THE FALL OF 2014 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 239-332-1555A member of Robert G. LeSage, OD Timothy E. Underhill, OD WE ARE MOVING SOON Our email address is


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GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You should feel more confident about moving ahead with plans that had to be delayed by an unexpected turn of events. Also, family matters might need more time than first anticipated. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Be considerate of others as you move into a new area in your professional life. Take time to meet people and discuss mutual goals. The more you get to know each other, the better. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Creating a fuss could get your ideas noticed quickly. But it would be best to present your case, and then wait for a reaction to follow in due course, rather than try to force it to happen. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Unkept promises might cause plans to go awry this week. You can either grumble about people letting you down or find a way to make the best of it and move on. The choice is yours. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Putting off making a commitment early in the week could be a good move. Best to act when you know youre making an informed decision. Expect more facts to emerge by the weeks end. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A recent act of kindness on your part could take on special meaning this week. Also, look for signs of upcoming changes in both your personal and professional relationships. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Many of the tougher communication barriers between you and others in the workplace or at home could begin breaking down this week. Expect some surprises to emerge. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Your tough love attitude toward someone you care for could be misunderstood. Try to be less judgmental and show more consideration in the way you relate to that person. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) An unexpected workplace challenge could be daunting. But take what you know (and you know more than you realize) and apply it to the problem, and you should see positive results. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Recent relationship changes for both single and paired Pisces continue to influence much of your week. Keep your focus on developing the positive aspects as you move along. BORN THIS WEEK: You set your goals with assurance and influence others to follow suit. You would be an excellent philosopher and teacher. On Sept. 17, 1884, Judge Allen disposes of 13 criminal cases on his docket in only six minutes. A defendant in Oakland, Californias criminal court did not stand much of a chance of gaining an acquittal. In a 40-year period, only 1 defendant in 100 was acquitted. On Sept. 16, 1932, in his cell near Bombay, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi begins a hunger strike in protest of the British governments decision to separate Indias electoral system by caste. Gandhi worked all his life to spread his own brand of passive resistance. On Sept. 15, 1954, the famous picture of Marilyn Monroe, laughing as her skirt is blown up by the blast from a subway vent, is shot. The scene infuriated her husband, Joe DiMaggio, and the couple divorced shortly afterward. On Sept. 21, 1968, Jeannie C. Riley is the first woman to top the Country and Pop charts simultaneously. Harper Valley P.T.A. was her first professional demo, which was released as a single. Eventually Riley became a born-again Christian and refused to perform her biggest career hit. On Sept. 20, 1975, the Bay City Rollers make their U.S. debut on Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell. The Rollers already were an enormous phenomenon in the U.K., where their every move was greeted by the kind of hysteria not seen since the height of Beatlemania. On Sept. 18, 1981, the 20,000-car parking lot at Canadas West Edmonton Mall makes the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest parking lot in the world. The West Edmonton Malls parkinglot record will soon be broken. In Dubai, a 40,000-space parking lot is under construction at a shopping center. On Sept. 19, 1995, a manifesto by the Unabomber is published by The New York Times and Washington Post in the hope that someone will recognize the person who, for 17 years, killed and maimed innocent people by sending homemade bombs through the mail. David Kaczynski linked the writing style to that of his older brother Ted, who was later convicted of the attacks and sentenced to life in prison without parole. It was notorious Irish writer (and noted wit) Oscar Wilde who made the following sage observation: Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go. Something to think about before you make your next call: Those who study such things say that cellphones harbor more bacteria than the toilet handles in a public restroom. The first private bathrooms on record date back to 8,000 B.C. Archaeologists on the Scottish island of Orkney have found the remains of stone huts built on a drainage system that emptied into a nearby stream. If youve ever seen bears groggily emerge from hibernation in the springtime, you probably wont be surprised to learn that a group of them is collectively known as a sloth of bears. (Theyre also sometimes called a sleuth of bears, though the reasons for that are not obvious, as bear detectives seem somewhat improbable.) A lightning bolt is five times hotter than the surface of the sun. In the 1950s it was possible to buy a childs atomic laboratory set. The U-238 Atomic Energy Set, marketed by the A.C. Gilbert Company, included low-level radioactive sources, uranium-bearing ore and a radiation gauge. When youre standing outside in a hard rain, the raindrops are hitting you at about 20 mph. Every family has that one member who is hopelessly lazy, finding any excuse to avoid exerting effort. If youd like to expand your vocabulary -and avoid internecine squabbles -you can call him or her a scobberlotcher. Your funny bone isnt actually a bone; its a nerve. I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better. -A.J. Liebling THIS WEEK IN HISTORY THOUGHT FOR THE DAY STRANGE BUT TRUE


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Pets Of The Week 46 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 12, 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 Haylie. Im a 2-and-a-half-year-old spayed female Chinese Sharpei mix. I have a lot of enthusiasm for life and enjoy making people laugh. Going outside to play is my favorite thing in the whole world! Im a gentle, cheerful and good-hearted girl that would make a great addition to your pack. My adoption fee is $15 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Fill Your Empty Nest adoption promotion. Hello, my name is Marty. Im a 5-month-old neutered male black-and-white domestic short hair. I cant figure out why an adorable angel like me is still at the shelter waiting for a home. Come check out my handsome tuxedo markings and see what an entertaining and personable little fellow I am. I get along great with other cats. After all, I have lots of little buddies here to play with and we all need homes. My adoption fee is $15 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Fill Your Empty Nest adoption promotion For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (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. Marty ID# 588296 Haylie ID# 593559 PAWS Sanibel is a 7-year-old Tabby cat who is current on all her shots. Her owner moved out of state and had to leave her behind. Sanibel has a pet-sitter, but she is living by herself in a home that will be rented out to new tenants. She is a very sweet and loving companion that needs a good home. Call PAWS volunteer Ed at 5609259 if you can help. Sanibel PAWSSox, a black and white male, and Sporty, a silver tiger stripe female, were found together on the east end of Sanibel. Sox is a playful fellow and Sporty is a cuddle bug. They are currently being boarded at the vets office, but they need a foster home or a forever home. Both are six months old, they are healthy, spayed and neutered, and have all their shots. To foster or adopt Sporty and Sox, call Pam at PAWS of Sanibel at 472-4823. Sox and Sporty Pepper PAWSPepper is an 8-year-old spayed female Yorkie. She is very friendly, but likes to be the center of attention, so would do best in a home with no young children. To adopt Pepper, call PAWS volunteer Joan at 938-4214.




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