Island sun


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Island sun
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Island sun (Sanibel, Fla.)
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Lorin Visek & Ken Rasi
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United States of America -- Florida -- Lee -- Sanibel
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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: 7:15 7:29 7:16 7:28 7:16 7:27 7:17 7:26 7:17 7:25 7:18 7:24 7:18 7:23 VOL. 22, NO. 13 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands Read Us Online at PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FT MYERS, FL PERMIT #5718 Postal Customer ECRWSS Fire Department Distributes Phoenix Awardsby Jeff LysiakSix Captiva Island Fire Control District personnel and volunteers were recently given the prestigious Phoenix Award for a cardiac arrest save they were involved with earlier this summer. According to Captiva Fire Chief Rich Dickerson, the awards were presented to firefighter/EMT Zack Van Dyck, firefighter/paramedic Nick Miller, firefighter/paramedic Kelli Wilson, Deputy Chief Jeff Pawul and volunteer firefighters Mark Wells and Ron Gibson.continued on page 35 Pictured from left, volunteer firefighter Mark Wells, firefighter/EMT Zack Van Dyck, firefighter/paramedic Nick Miller and volunteer firefighter Ron Gibson Ding Darling To Celebrate National Public Lands DayJN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge will celebrate National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 27 on Sanibel Island with free admission to Wildlife Drive, a re-think/recycle craft, hiking, a film and other free activities. The days activities begin at 10 a.m. with a one-hour guided hike along Indigo Trail to the Wildlife Education Boardwalk, where hikers can view the boardwalks replicated wildlife tracks and scat. Meet at the flagpole outside the Ding Darling Visitor & Education Center to participate. continued on page 11 Learn about what tracks and scat refuge animals leave on a guided walk to the Wildlife Education Boardwalk at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Songwriter Fest Next Weekend The first Island Hopper Songwriter Fest announces a strong line-up of talent on Captiva Island and Fort Myers Beach. The festival will take place over two consecutive weekends and offers a range of star-studded performers. The kick-off is on Captiva September 26 to 28 and the festival wraps up October 3 to 5 on Fort Myers Beach. It will feature free performances from such hit-makers as Kristian Bush, who built his reputation as one half of the multi-platinum, Grammy-winning country duo Sugarland, and wrote dozens of hits including Stuck Like Glue. Scotty Emerick has had more than 50 songs recorded by Toby Keith, including six No. 1s and four top 5s. Three songs, I Love This Bar, Beer For My Horses and As Good As I Once Was, spent six weeks in the No. 1 spot. Thompson Square will close the festival on October 5 with a free performance at Parrot Key Caribbean Grill on Fort Myers Beach. They swept the 2012 vocal duo awards with such hit singles as Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not as well as I Got You.Our sunshine, beaches and unspoiled beauty have inspired artists for quite some time, so it is only fitting that we should showcase both nature and music in one exciting event, said Tamara Pigott, executive director of the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau. Festival-goers can celebrate American roots music while getting a taste of the destination at local favorites including Tween Waters Inns Crows Nest, Key Lime Bistro and Doc Fords at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva; as well as Nervous Nellies, The Cottage, Smokin Oyster Brewery and The Beached Whale on Fort Myers Beach. continued on page 27 FY 2015 Budget Approvedby Jeff LysiakHaving accomplished their goal of continued fiscal responsibility, and with a promise to further scrutinize expenses, city council approved Sanibels operating millage rate for fiscal year 2015 at 1.9995 mills during Tuesday evenings final budget hearing. At the approved millage rate, the average residential taxpayer will pay $1,255.23 for all city services. The average residential taxable property value on Sanibel for fiscal year 2015 is $519,871. At the first public hearing, city council amended the tentative budget increasing the tentative budgets surplus from $259,277 to $278,515, said Sylvia Edwards, finance director, during her final budget presentation. Subsequent to the first public hearing, council approved three percent increases for sewer fees and reclaimed water rates and increased beach parking fees from $2 to $3 per hour. According to Edwards, the membership and user fee increases approved during the mornings council session were not reflected in the proposed final budget. After hearing Edwards presentation, Mayor Kevin Ruane made a push for lowering the citys millage rate even further, down to 1.9902, noting the additional revenue generated through the rec center fee increases and some flexibility with reserve funds. We need to take a look at what do we need, and what dont we need, he noted. Councilman Mick Denham suggested that they look deeper into individual department expenses, expressing concern for a few line items that seemed excessive. The budget process is a lot like trimming your nails, added councilman Marty Harrity. If you dont cut them enough, theyll scratch you, but if you cut them too short, itll hurt. You really want to cut them just right. Breaking down the citys revenues andcontinued on page 14




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ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 19, 20144 Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellIt was an unusually meaningful meeting on Friday and perhaps the wave of the future for upcoming meeting topics and the way we will be presenting some of the information that is crucial to the understanding of what Rotary is and what it is about. The unusual part of it was a portion of the meeting was brought to us via Skype. Skype or Facetime or whatever service you use, it is amazing. According to Wikipedia, The service allows users to communicate with peers by voice using a microphone, video by using a webcam, and instant messaging over the Internet. As long as you have an internet connection, computer with a webcam and have signed up for the service, you are pretty much set to go. And we were set to go, of course with our fingers crossed, that Skype was allowing us to talk with Sanibel Rotarians John Danner and John Grey, Past Rotary District Governor from Cape Coral Don Thomas and John Danners 13-year-old grandson, Zak, from their hotel room in Port of Spain, Trinidad. The purpose of their trip was to participate in a Rotary Wheelchair distribution event. This is the first time that Rotarians from our club have participated in such an event but we definitely have a personal interest in the Trinidad distribution day. Sanibel-Captiva Rotarian John Danner had raised most of the funding for the 110 wheelchairs to be distributed during this weeklong event. Many of you may remember that just about a year ago, Danner celebrated his 60th birthday by asking his friends, church family, community members and Sanibel-Captiva Rotary to become sponsors for his 60 for 60 Wheelchair Fundraiser/Wheel For Wheels bike ride from Miami to Key West. Monies collected would go toward the purchase and shipping costs of 60 wheelchairs for Rotarys Wheelchair Foundation. Well, again as some of you know, John (accompanied part of the way by grandson Zak) well exceeded his goal and was able to contribute the funding for 110 wheelchair chairs being distributed in Trinidad this very week. This of course, is the reason for the Skype transmission. The group, hosted by the CharleyvilleFelicity Rotary Club of Trinidad, had arrived safely and were enjoying the amazing hospitality of the club President Lisa Francis. They had attended meetings with fellow Rotarians to learn the scope of these distribution events. Rotary District #7030 encompassing Trinidad/ Tobago has as its flagship project the acquisition and distribution of wheelchairs for the disabled, elderly and medically challenged on the Islands (2,800 to date). Our Rotary District #6960 hosted a Group Study Exchange from Trinidad, Tobago, Martinique and Barbados in May 2013 and the connection was made, at that time, for the two districts to work together on this Rotary Wheelchair project. Skype allowed the club to experience, in real time, the excitement and joyfulness within the group and see that they were looking forward to the experience of participating in such an event. John, John, Zak and Don were ready to roll and looked forward to meeting the recipients of the wheelchairs and hearing their personal stories and what this gift might mean for themselves and their families in the future. Signing off on Skype, the club continued the meeting by reacquainting themselves with their introduction to Rotary. Each member told their own story of what brought them to Rotary and what friendships and Rotary projects they have been involved in with over the years. One particular shout-out to SanibelCaptiva Rotarian Jim Reed, celebrating his 50th year as a member of Rotary International. The next live broadcast via computer live-broadcast for the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary will come on International Rotary Polio Immunization Day on October 24. 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 Rec Center To Host Blood DriveOn Thursday, September 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the City of Sanibel is sponsoring the Lee Memorial Blood Centers Bloodmobile at the Sanibel Recreation Center, located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Almost 40,000 Americans need blood transfusions each and every day. One in three people will need blood in their lifetime. The Lee Memorial Health System is currently in need of blood to meet local area needs. The Lee Memorial Blood Centers Bloodmobile regularly visits the Sanibel Recreation Center in conjunction with the citys Fit-4-Life initiative. Help ensure adequate supplies of blood are available for you, your family and others in our community. Donors may pre-register at the Sanibel Recreation Center or call 472-0345 to reserve their donation time. 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 Pain, injury, weakness, swelling or di zziness? Difficulty walking/running or moving to your full ability? Need one-on-one treatment from a licensed, experienced physical therapist (not an assistant)? 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5 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 Otter Babies Make Preserve Their New HomeRecently, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), along with help from Charlotte County Community Services Parks & Natural Resources Environmental Specialist Jason Thompson, released three otters at the Prairie Creek Preserve in Punta Gorda. The three otters came to CROW in early spring individually as babies from various places in the area. All three had been found alone and assumed orphaned by their mothers. CROW has taken care of the otters and watched them grow until they were ready to be on their own. In order to make the otters release successful, we needed to choose somewhere remote, because the otters will gravitate towards homes and people if they are in the area due to their curious natures, said Carie Beeman, marketing director for CROW. Ron Mills, a CROW volunteer and retired naturalist, contacted Jason Thompson in Charlotte County for his help in picking the perfect spot. We chose the Prairie Creek Preserve because it offered a pristine park and river for the otters to make their home, said Thompson. We look forward to doing more of these types of partnerships with CROW in the future. The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife is a 501(c)3 organization established in 1968, whose mission is saving wildlife through, care, education and collaboration. CROWs facilities, located on Sanibel, include a visitor education center and a state-of-the-art hospital where ill, injured and orphaned animals receive care. Otter babies play in their new home Back row: Leslie Angel, volunteer; Yvette Carrrasco, CROW wildlife rehabiliator; Ron Mills, volunteer; Tobi Mills, volunteer; Jason Thompson, Charlotte County official. Front row: Kelsey Baker, CROW intern; EB McKibben, CROW trainer; Allyson Ferry, student intern. Otter babies being released


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 19, 20146 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 Gordons Vodka or Gin 1.75 ltr. $17.99 Johnnie Walker Red Scotch 1.75 ltr. Reg. $36.99 SALE $29.99 Smirnoff Vodka 1.75 ltr. $22.99 Dewars Scotch 750 ml. Reg. $24.99 SALE $21.99 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. 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. Collage with Bea Pappas Fridays, September 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 non-members. 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 October 7 (weather permitting) at 8:30 a.m. There is space for 16 people on eight twoperson 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. Building Block Play Is Popular At Childrens CenterIn todays world, building blocks seem like a toy of yesteryear, especially compared to the video games and computer toys that children seem to have in their hands continuously. However, do not underestimate the continued on page 8 Madden Johnson concentrates as he constructs his block arrangement. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


7 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 Childrens Center Celebrates Grandparents DayLast Monday, the Childrens Education Center of the Islands celebrated Grandparents Day with a special luncheon honoring the grandparents of the students. The special grandparent guests enjoyed a picnictype lunch with, as one student referred to them, flamingo fingers (otherwise known as chicken fingers) donated by the Lazy Flamingo. The students also enjoyed showing their grandparents their artwork and introducing them to their classmates. Ally Flynt with her grandparents Salli and Billy Kirkland June Bailey sampled flamingo fingers with her grandson, Dylan Stevens Dawson Liebetrau showed off his grandfather Lee Kaiser Madden Johnson had lunch with his grandparents Melinda Maugans and Tim Finfrock Landon Markosky had a date with his Moss, aka Betsy Heizmann Rich and Holly Snyder joined their grandson Connor Storey for lunch Nina Kotel snuggles with her Puppa, and Nonnie Steve and Donna Kotel To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 19, 20148 Rotary Club Adds Support To 10K Race 4 FISHThe Rotary Club of Sanibel-Captiva is a Gold Sponsor of the 6th annual 10K Race 4 FISH, an event that draws hundreds of runners from near and far to Sanibel Island for a good cause. It benefits FISH of SanibelCaptiva, Inc., a non-profit organization serving the islands for more than 30 years. The Rotary Club was formed by a group of transplanted Rotarians on Sanibel and Captiva, who wanted to be more involved in the community. Through support and sponsorship of fellow Rotarians from Fort Myers Beach, the club was chartered on March 18, 1980 by Rotary International. John Murray served as its first president. Our local Rotary Club has been serving its community proudly all these years, by raising funds to support worthy causes, said Rotary President Bill Rahe. We ensure every dollar raised is used directly to meet an identified need. In 2013, Rotary Club of SanibelCaptiva raised and donated more than $100,000 to benefit those in need locally, nationally and internationally. Its charitable priorities are to work with organizations where there is a visible impact and which focus on education, medical and health care, as well as family support.We value the support from our islands Rotary Club, said Ed Ridlehoover, FISH Board of Directors and 10K race committee co-chairman. It, too, helps provide much-needed services for our community. The 6th annual 10K Race 4 FISH starts at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 18 with the start-finish line at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. Runners who are interested in racing the scenic streets of Sanibel may register at Anyone who is interested in becoming involved with the Rotary Club of SanibelCaptiva should visit a weekly Friday morning breakfast, when there is an interesting community speaker, at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Clubs clubouse, 949 Sand Castle Road. From page 6Building Blockpower of the building block. Evidence shows that block-play encourages math skills and problem solving skills at an early age. Block-play also helps children develop creative thinking, motor skills, hand-eye coordination, social skills and language skills. Can a computer game do all that as well? The Childrens Education Center of the Islands has several areas devoted to block-play for its students to take advantage of. The Childrens Center of the Islands is a non-profit preschool offering full time and part time classes for children ages two to five. Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday is offered for free. Wraparound care for VPK students is offered as well. Applications are accepted year round. For more information, stop by the school or call at 472-4538. Members of the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club support FISH as Gold Sponsor for the upcoming 10K race Elton Von Wowern, Dawson Liebetrau and Joshua Schwartz work on their social skills while measuring the perfect length for their project, while also keeping safety in mind with their safety hats. 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


9 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 Temple High Holy DaysBat Yam Temple of the Islands will celebrate the High Holy Days, the days of awe, which begin this year with Rosh Hashanah, on the eve of September 24 and culminate on October 4 with Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of the Jewish New Year when Jews all over the world begin again to read the first five books of the Bible embodied in the Torah. The central observance of Rosh Hashanah is the sounding of the shofar, the rams horn. It is the first of the Ten Days of Repentance, ending with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, a day of fasting, when at sundown the shofar is heard again. Additional observances include eating special foods including a piece of an apple dipped in honey to symbolize the desire for a sweet year and wishing each other Leshanah tovah tikateiv veteichateim, May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year. And, as with every Sabbath service and holiday, after candlelighting and prayers are said, blessings are recited over wine and bread. The Bat Yam congregation meets at the Sanibel Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way. All residents and visitors are welcome to the services. There is no fee to attend. Rabbi Myra Soifer will officiate with the assistance of music director Douglas Renfroe, accompanied on the piano by Joy Bowe. The shofar will be blown, as in the past, by Dr, David Berger. Call Temple President Martin Pokedoff at 395-2544 for further information. The schedule for services is as follows: Wednesday, September 24 Rosh Hashanah Evening Service at 8 p.m. Thursday, September 25 Rosh Hashanah Morning Service at 10 a m. Friday, October 3 Yom Kippur Kol Nidre Service at 8 p.m. Saturday, October 4 Yom Kippur Morning Service at 10 a.m. Meditation at 3 p.m. Memorial Service at 4 p.m. Concluding Service at 5 p.m. After services, there will be a festive meal to break the fast at 6 p.m. Anyone wishing to participate is asked to call Temple President Martin Pokedoff at 395-2544 for information about preparing food or giving cash donations towards the meal. Please call early since seating is limited. Dr David Berger blowing the shofar 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 Open Daily 7am (Summer hours vary) 239-395-1919 Showroom Hours 8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday Phone # 239-472-9473 Administrative Of ces & Classrooms Phone # 239-472-9700Hours: 9-6 Monday Saturday 12-5 Sunday Phone: 239-910-7333 Sanibel Treasures & ConsignmentOPENING FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 American Legion Post 123On Sunday, September 21, American Legion Post 123 will serve a meatloaf and mashed potato dinner from 1 to 8 p.m. On Sunday, September 28, barbecue ribs and chicken are on the menu. The post retired over 400 American flags on June 14, Flag Day. Anyone with a flags that needs to be retired may drop it off at the legion. 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.


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 19, 201410 Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2014 Island Sun USPS 18: Bulk Rate permit paid for at Sanibel, Florida, 33957 Postmaster: Send change of address to Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957 Published every Friday for the people and visitors of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Distribution: 10,000 12,000 per week (seasonal). Mailed free to Sanibel and Captiva residents every Friday. Subscription prices: Third Class U.S. $50 one year, $25 six months (Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery). First Class U.S. $115 one year, six months $58 (Allow 3-5 days for delivery). Prices include state sales tax. Send subscription requests to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. The Island Sun will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 395-1213, or write to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. FAX number: (239) 395-2299. E-mail: press@islandsunnews.comRead Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.comContributing WritersKimberley Berisford Constance Clancy, ED.D. Suzy Cohen Marcia Feeney Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Shelley Greggs Bryan Hayes Dr. Dave Hepburn Craig R. Hersch Tanya Hochschild Jane Vos Hogg Shirley Jewell Audrey Krienen Dr. Jose H. Leal, Ph.D. Patricia Molloy Cindy Malszycki Capt. Matt Mitchell Gerri Reaves Ph.D. Angela Larson Roehl Di Saggau Karen L. Semmelman Jeanie Tinch Mark Bird Westall PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER PRINTED WITH LOW-RUB, SOYBEAN INK Co-PublishersLorin Arundel & Ken RasiAdvertising George BeleslinGraphic Arts & ProductionAnn Ziehl Kristy See Rachel AtkinsReportersAnne Mitchell Jeff Lysiak Mayor Kevin Ruane, left, awards a proclamation to retired Sanibel Police Officer Kurt Schulte during Tuesdays city council meeting City Approves Taxi, Tour Bus Ordinanceby Jeff LysiakOn Tuesday, an ordinance providing certification and licensing requirements for taxi cabs and limousines, as well as sightseeing/tour buses, was approved unanimously by the city council. The purpose of this ordinance is to regulate motor vehicle-for-hire and sightseeing/tour bus companies in order to promote safety on the roads of the City of Sanibel and to ensure protection to our citizens and visitors, the legislation reads, in part. In order to prevent fraudulent transactions, this ordinance prohibits unlicensed motor vehicle-for-hire companies from taking customers on a for-hire basis. The ordinance defines charter services into five classifications (sedan, sport utility vehicle, limousine, van and handicap vehicle) for transportation based upon a predetermined hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, or door-to-door price. This includes taxi services, but not vehicles operated by not-for-profit, charitable, educational or religious entities. Sightseeing/tour bus means any motor vehicle used for the purpose of carrying at least nine passengers for sightseeing, special tours and/or charters, with an overall length not exceeding 60 feet, the ordinance specifies. Such term shall not include motorbuses and coaches legitimately engaged in interstate tourist transportation commencing and terminating outside Lee County. After City Attorney Ken Cuyler explained that the ordinance clearly distinguishes between vehicles-for-hire and sightseeing bus/tour operators, he suggested that the legislation allow up to 90 days for affected service providers to come into compliance. Vice Mayor Doug Congress suggested a compliance date of January 1, 2015 and made a motion to approve the ordinance, which was seconded by Marty Harrity. During public comment on the legislation, bus company owner/operator Dave Marshall requested that the ordinances Section 12, which specifies loading and unloading limitations, be more clearly defined. He also asked if he were hired to provide transportation for a beach wedding, would a special event permit allow his vehicles to access that location. Both Cuyler and Mayor Kevin Ruane confirmed that in such cases, a special event permit would need to be approved by city council. Subsequently, Legacy Productions Group (dba Legacy Tours) was granted a business tax registration for fiscal year 2014-15 to operate an educational and historical bus tour of Sanibel. Restrooms ContractSanibel City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved awarding Stultz, Inc. a construction contract to build restrooms at Lighthouse Beach. The contractor submitted the lowest bid to complete the work, in the amount of $636,329. The city had previously received a Tourist Development Council grant for $530,466 to build a restroom adjacent to the gulfside parking lot. Additional funding for the remaining construction expenses may come through the Lee County Commission, or via the citys beach parking fund, although neither option was definite. Rec Center Fees Jump 5 Percent For Residentsby Jeff LysiakMembers of the city council reached an amicable compromise during Tuesdays monthly session, agreeing to a 5 percent hike in residents membership fees and user fees at the Sanibel Recreation Center instead of the previously proposed 10 percent while passing a 10 percent hike for visitors. Before the meeting, council had been considering a 10 percent across-theboard rate increase for all users of the rec center. Total revenues for the years 2011 to 2013 averaged $625,025.50. The facility has become more and more popular, said Councilman Marty Harrity. Thats a testament to the people that work there. Debating the merits of both a five percent and 10 percent hike, Councilman Mick Denham suggested that a compromise be reached and offered a five percent increase for resident memberships and a 10 percent increase for visitors. Denhams suggestion received the immediate support of Mayor Kevin Ruane and fellow council member Jim Jennings. According to Recreation Department Director Andrea Miller, an individual resident annual membership currently costs $150. With a 5 percent increase, that fee would be $157.50; for a resident family membership, the fee would increase from $200 to $210. I can support that, added Harrity. Fine tuning the amended ordinance, Ruane requested that the five percent membership increase apply to residents, on-island and city employees, with a 10 percent increase for both visitors and member-guests. City Manager Judie Zimomra asked for a little bit of latitude in rounding out those figures, which was granted.continued on page 30


11 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 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 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. Bad Banditos: September 19 & 20 | Save the Date: Island Hopper Songwriter Fest September 26 & 27 Ba Ba Ba a a a a a d d d Ba Ba B B nd nd d it it it os os s : : : : : : : Se Se Se Se Se pt pt pt pt p em em em e e e be be be e r r r 19 19 19 & & & 2 2 2 0 0 0 | | | | Sa Sa Sa ve ve t t he he he e D D D at at at e: e: e: : : I I I sl sl sl sl s an an an an a an a a d d d d Ho Ho Ho pp pp pp p er er er e e e S S S S on on on o gw gw gw gw gw ri ri ri te te te r r r Fe F Fe Fe st st t S S S ep ep ep ep e p te e te mb mb mb b b er er er er r 2 2 6 6 6 & & & & 27 27 27 27 27 27 7 15951 Captiva Dr. | 239.472.5161 | From page 1Ding Darling National Public Lands DayIn the afternoon, talk turns to trash as visitors are invited to Marine Debris and hands-on recycled craft programs starting at 1 p.m.. in the free Visitor & Education Center. At 2 p.m., there will be a free showing of the film Addicted To Plastic in the centers auditorium. Wildlife Drive is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. admission-free that day. In the Refuge Nature Store, the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) is giving away a free Kick The Bottle reusable water container with a purchase of $5 or more. This years National Public Lands Day celebrates the third anniversary of the Kick The Bottle initiative to rid the refuge of the disposable plastic bottles that are a scourge to the environment. National Public Lands Day is presented with support from DDWS. For more information about the event, contact Ranger Becky Wolff at 472-1100 ext. 236 or visit To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Read us online at


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 19, 201412 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! Sanibel East Dinner In ParisThe annual Sanibel East dinner in Paris, France was held on September 10 at the Restaurant La Petite Chaise. In attendance this year were island residents John and Linda Kramer, Jackie Burke, Barbara Joy and Tom Cooley, and Jim Burke. This traditional event happens every September when Sanibel residents who happen to be in Paris gather together for dinner. For more information about Sanibel East dinners in Paris, contact Barbara Joy Cooley at 472-8568. Friends from Sanibel dining together in Paris, France on September 10 FISH, CFI Helping Neighbors In NeedFor the past four years, FISH of Sanibel-Captiva, Inc. and the Charitable Foundation of the Islands (CFI) have been working together to provide assistance to our neighbors who are most in need. FISH is a recipient of a draw down fund award from CFI, a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to organizations and individuals in need on Sanibel and Captiva Islands. The purpose of the fund is to be used in the FISH Helping Hands Program for a one-year grant cycle, from May 2014 through April 2015. FISH is very grateful to have received this grant, as it is used to bridge the gap for many struggling families on the island. FISH would like to share a specific case illustrating how collaborating with CFI has made a huge difference in the lives of people on our island. Edward is a middle-aged single man who has lived and worked full-time in the service industry on Sanibel for the past 15 years. Recently, he was diagnosed with severe digestive issues requiring extensive surgery that would not allow him to return to work for seven weeks thereafter. Edward quickly exhausted his small savings to pay some of his bills, but was then unable to pay his rent and utilities for one month. Roger has no family locally and does not have anyone he can reach out to for financial assistance. Edward contacted FISH and met with one of their social workers for an intake interview. After he completed the application and provided the required financial documentation, FISH was able to assist with his rent and utilities for that month. He also became a FISH Food Pantry client, and received assistance with transportation to his off-island doctors appointments. Now able to return to work, Edward no longer needs financial assistance from FISH. He has expressed his appreciation to the FISH staff and volunteers. The help I received from FISH has made a difference in my quality of life and recovery from surgery, he stated. Thank you, FISH.Cases such as these are, unfortunately, not rare. Without the strong, caring relationship between FISH and CFI, this gentlemans financial struggles and health may have suffered. FISH is grateful to CFI for their partnership in helping families who are most in need through the FISH Helping Hands Program. FISH Partners With Shine Medicare Open EnrollmentFISH of Sanibel-Captiva, Inc. invites interested participants to join the annual Medicare Open Enrollment information session on Tuesday, September 30 from 10 a.m. to noon at the FISH Walk-In Center, 1630 Periwinkle Way. The session is designed to help take the mystery out of the Medicare plan changes. SHINE Outreach Specialist Lucila Rapalo, in conjunction with the Area Agency On Aging for Southwest Florida, will present information on the open enrollment period and what you need to know about Medicare healthcare plans. Open enrollment starts October 15 and ends December 7. If you are a member of a Medicare Part D plan or a Medicare Advantage plan, be on the lookout for your annual notice of change (ANOC). This document will tell you the changes that are coming to your current plan for 2015. By attending the FISH-sponsored workshop, participants can review plan changes while deciding on their Medicare coverage for 2015. No appointment is necessary, however, pre-registration is recommended. All information is kept confidential. For additional information on this valuable information session, contact Christine Swiersz, LCSW, or Jessi Zeigler, MSW, at FISH by calling 472-4775.


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ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 19, 201414 H2O Youth Rocks The UniverseThis past weekend, students and leaders from H2O, the student youth ministry at Sanibel Community Church, attended Rock The Universe at Universal Studios. Some of the bands performing that weekend were Rend Collective, Switchfoot, Family Force Five, Jeremy Camp and TobyMac. It was a great time of worship to our Lord and King and a ton of rollercoaster fun. This event is held every fall at Universal Studios. This weekend, September 19 to 21, H2O will be taking the middle school students to a retreat called Equip. Middle school students will get hands-on ministry, connect with God, worship and get to serve the community. Cost is only $55 for this three-day event. Any middle school students interested in attending can talk to Pastor Kevin for more details. H2O meets on Wednesday evenings, and is for middle school and high school students grades 6 through 12. Sixth through eighth graders meet at 5 p.m. for concessions and games and then transition to worship and lesson time and conclude their evening at 7 p.m. High school students meet from 7 until 8:30 p.m. If you know any teenagers who are looking for a place to connect and a safe place to develop their faith, encourage them to attend. H2O takes place at Sanibel Community Church in the youth center. Contact SCC Youth Pastor Kevin Schafer with any questions at 472-2684. Group photo of Rock The Universe attendees from Sanibel Community Church Deanna Craig and Abby Nave Hortoons Budding Artist At Summit PreschoolVPK enrollee Abigail Wheeler painted an owl during free play where children are allowed to choose to experiment with any art media. Summit Christian Pr eschool at Sanibel Community Church offers VPK as three full days each week: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. More information about the preschool and enrollment is available by calling 472-2684. Tours are available with the preschools director Leslie Celestin. Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way (next to Jerrys Market). Abigail Wheeler From page 1FY 2015 Budget Approvedexpenses for FY 2014, $23,882,363 for the general fund, $15,923,991 for enterprise funds, $7,537,453 for special revenue funds, $2,884,425 for capital project funds and $1,206,752 for debt service funds, for a total of $51,434,984. Councilman Jim Jennings, who said that getting the citys budget below 2 mills was amazing, also pointed out Sanibels ability to hold the line on expenses while other municipalities in Southwest Florida continue to raise them. We have an awful lot to take care of on this island and we are maintaining things properly and in a timely, reasonable manner, he added. While the majority of the council favored approval of the rolled-back millage rate of 1.9995, Ruane continued his push to lower it further. But instead of engaging in further debate, the mayor asked for public input. Resident Steve Maxwell echoed the opinion which Harrity had made earlier, telling the council they should consider saving something for a rainy day. Ruane smiled, and relented. OK Ill go with 1.9995, he said before making a motion to approve the budget, which was seconded by Vice Mayor Doug Congress. Their vote was unanimous. We definitely have some heavy lifting to do in the future, added Ruane.


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ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 19, 201416 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 1 More Bait More Betterby Capt. Matt MitchellWith a slow moving tropical system that started to spin right on top of us for a few days this week, conditions on the water were a little more breezy than we have experienced in a while. This made fishing in the open sound for the easy bite around the feeding birds not really much of a option for a few days. Instead, it was more about getting tucked away out of the wind either in the mangrove creek systems that I have not really spent much time in since the spring or on the lee side of the sound. With the water slowly starting to cool off, the mangrove creek bite will only get better and better over the next few weeks and months. This creek fishing made for a pleasant change of pace, let me stay close to home and, all in all, a pretty good bite on a good mixed bag of species. During the calmer days or periods of east winds, getting out on the beach just after sunrise and catching a cast net full of the larger shiners was as easy as one quick throw. During days of other wind directions, catching the smaller shiners in the sound required just a little chumming out on a sheltered grass flat but was still pretty easy. Either way, having lots of shiners was the key for me this week to get the fish fired up and feeding well. A live well overflowing with happy shiners nine times out of 10 will translate into a very productive day of fishing. Most of the fishing I do day in and day out is live bait fishing and this time of year, the better the bait I catch in a morning, the better the action my clients will see. Live bait chumming is one of my favorite ways to fish as its so visual and makes it easy for clients to catch a wide variety of fish. Once set up on a spot, I start to chum with the live shiners. You quickly learn by the amount of surface explosions if you are in the right place, if there are feeding fish in the area and what species of fish they are. Just watching fish feed and chase the shiners around on the surface is almost entertaining enough, add a hooked shiner on the end of a rod to the action and its usually game on. Even when its far from a perfect tide, chumming live shiners will more often than not get the fish to eat. Live shiners caught a wide variety of fish this week including even a few baby tarpon in the 5 to 10 pound range while fishing way back in some small mangrove creeks. Watching these little tarpon roll in slick calm water as they fed on the live chum was a blast. Big mangrove snapper were my go-to fish though during most trips when angers where looking for a fresh fish dinner. During most meat fishing trips this week, a limit of quality mangrove snapper was easy money. Deeper shorelines from Wulfert Keys to Buck Key held a good mixed bag of snook, redfish, trout, snapper and jacks of all sizes. As long as the current was moving even a little bit, the live chum did not take long to get the fish crashing the baits on the surface. Casting a free lined shiner to where you could see the fish feeding, more often than not resulted in a instant hook up. Sure, we had lots of smaller sized redfish and snook while doing this but constant action is always a good thing and you never knew when that next bite would be that quality fish to make the trip. Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions, email Send Us Your Fish TalesThe Island Sun would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, or email to; or call 395-1213. Paul Black from New Jersey with a slot sized redfish caught while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell CLEAR YOUR GEAR It Catches More Than Fish Discard shing line responsibly/in designated receptacles BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island


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ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 19, 201418 Tarpon Bay Explorers Celebrates Wilderness Act 50th AnniversarySeptember 3, 2014 marked the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson. This historic act initially designated 54 areas in 13 states, encompassing 9.1 million acres as wilderness. These areas are now part of the National Wilderness Preservation System that currently includes 758 areas in 44 states encompassing 109,511,038 acres. Wilderness can be defined as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man and shall be devoted to the public purposes of recreation, scenic, scientific, educational, conservation and historic use. These areas are meant to be unconstrained by humans. In celebration, Tarpon Bay Explorers provided a free wilderness kayak paddle through the Lady Finger Lake, located in the northeast corner of the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. The tour was lead by Tarpon Bay Explorers veteran naturalist Brieanna Coffman. Normally, kayaks provided by Tarpon Bay Explorers are not allowed to enter Lady Finger Lake, she said. So, to explore a designated wilderness area via kayak with conservation-minded people was an amazing experience. In 1976, the United States Congress designated the JN Ding Darling Wilderness and presently there is a total of 2,619 acres of wilderness within the refuge. Wildlife Drive within ther efuge makes viewing wilderness areas easy. The drive itself borders wilderness area to the south. If you walk along Mangrove Overlook Trail, you are in wilderness area, said Ranger Toni Westland. One can explore wilderness areas by launching your own kayak at Tarpon Bay or along Wildlife Drive. If you dont have your own kayak, you can walk, bike or drive through Wildlife Drive or take a tram tour with an experienced naturalist. Call Tarpon Bay Explorers at 472-8900 or visit for more information. 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 The Wilderness Paddle crew, from left, the Paulsens, Lehmans, Burlesons, Brieanna Coffman and the Howes Naturalist Brieanna Coffman and ramp specialist Charlie Frese load paddlers into kayaks 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


19 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 239.472.2328 www.sanibelthriller.comReservations are required Also Available for Private Charters Departing from Sanibel Marina 634 N. Yachtsman Dr. Sanibel Island S Db S Db Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Winner Seven Continuous Years Winner Seven Continuous Years Lunch & Dinner Lunch & Dinner 472-8138 472-8138 SANIBEL MARINA 634 N. Yachtsman Drive 634 N. Yachtsman Drive Sanibel and Captiva Islands Most Exciting Boat Tour Circumnavigating Sanibel & Captiva Islands with Dolphins SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Gramma Dots CROW Case Of The Week: Golf Ball Therapyby Patricia MolloyIt is a common sight for drivers in Southwest Florida to see a gopher tortoise slowly, but determinedly, crossing a road. Be patient. These gentle terrestrial beings have survived on this planet for 60 million years; a few minutes of your time pales in comparison. If you feel compelled to accelerate its journey and protect it from less attentive drivers, please relocate it in the direction it is traveling. If you return a tortoise to its point of entry, it will simply try to cross again once you have driven on your merry way. Originating in North America, the gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) has shovel-like front feet and elephantine hind feet which play a major role in its unique ability to dig very large burrows. As one of the few tortoises to build elaborate shelters, they are able to protect themselves from extreme temperatures, fires and predators. Gopher tortoises are exceptionally tolerant of their neighbors (a trait from which we humans could learn a thing or two) and are known to share their burrows with other species, including lizards, opossums, frogs, snakes, rabbits and burrowing owls. Some of these roommates are so dependent on the burrows that they will disappear if a gopher tortoise abandons its home. Thus, these special turtles have earned the nickname keystone species. Unfortunately, CROW is forced to treat a large number of tortoises and turtles each year that have been hit by careless drivers. After a spinal injury, these reptiles can often move their hind quarters but will simply drag their back legs, leading to muscle atrophy. The clinics staff has developed a unique way to treat some of these patients: golf ball therapy. A golf ball is affixed to the bottom of a patients shell with an adhesive. It elevates the back of the shell allowing it to use its hind legs. The slick floor of the clinics turtle room provides the perfect surface by which a grazers progress can be evaluated by the staff. It takes approximately four months for a shell fracture to heal and an additional six to 12 months for full recovery. If you would like to help CROW by grazing tortoises and turtles, caring for baby animals, taking part in patient transportation or assisting with educational outreach, contact volunteer coordinator JoEllen Urasky at 472-3644 ext. 229. Training is provided and new opportunities to participate open up on a regular basis. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: If you would like to volunteer to graze gopher tortoises, like the one pictured, or feed baby animals, contact CROW


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 19, 201420 The Sanibel Grills Johnathan Cain and Audrey Fischer invite football fans to stop in and enjoy gridiron action on their 20 large-screen TVs. Come by and check out their special food and drink menu. 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 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 GRAMMA DOTSGramma Dots, the only dockside dining on Sanibel, offers a lunch and dinner menu seven days a week from Sanibels only Seaside Saloon where you can leisurely dine at the Sanibel Marina in view of luxury yachts and modest fishing boats and watch the comings and goings of seagoing folk and fishermen. The menu features a full line of only fresh seafood, salads, sandwiches and more. Appropriate dress is required. If youre arriving by boat, check in with dockmaster for a lunch slip, monitor VHF 16. You can tie up for a night or two at the available dockage if you wish. Gramma Dots is open daily at 11:30 a.m. For dinner, arrive before 8 p.m. GREEN FLASHThe Green Flash has marvelous waterfront views of Captivas bayside and Pine Island Sound. The Green Flash was built on the site of the historic Timmys Nook, opened in 1950. Fittingly, seafood dominates the menu, although other options are offered as well. The Green Flash is easily navigable by boat and is located southwest of Marker 38 on the Intracoastal Waterway. Hours are daily from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for lunch and 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. for dinner. GREAT WHITE GRILLThe Great White Grill is a sports bar featuring 29 beers on tap and a good wine list. Its home of The Steel Curtain Pizza. Theres free pizza delivery too. The Great White carries the TV Baseball package and the NFL package for sports enthusiasts and has arcade games for kids of all ages. The regular menu includes hand-cast fresh dough pizza, wings, fries, chicken fingers, salads, gyros, sandwiches and burgers. Check out the Pittsburgh Salad, which consists of grilled chicken, French fries, cheddar cheese, cucumbers, tomatoes and onions on a bed of lettuce. GEORGE & WENDY'S SEAFOOD GRILLEGeorge & Wendys Seafood Grille features live music Fridays and Saturdays and Karaoke on Thursdays. Specials include prime rib on Tuesdays for $18, snow crab legs on Wednesdays for $18, New York strip steak on Thursdays for $18 and Friday night fish fry for $15. Happy hour is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The full bar has an extensive wine list, 20 beers on tap, local, domestic and craft beer, mojitos, martinis and tropical favorites. Football food and drink specials are available in the bar area only during all NFL and Saturday college games. There are free Jello shots with each Chicago or Buffalo touchdown. Hours are 11 a.m. to midnight seven days a week. 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.


21 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 19, 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. Old Captiva House at Tween Waters Inn, Captiva, offers romantic sunset dining in an historic setting with live piano music. Executive Chef Jason Miller prepares New Florida island favorites, tropical seafoods, classic meats and daily fresh-baked breads and pastries, served with an extensive selection of wines, liquors and coffees. First built as a one-room school for children of Captivas pioneer settlers, the Old Captiva House still reflects much of its original charm from white French doors to hardwood floors to the Gulf of Mexico sunset that streams through the western windows. Its collection of famed cartoonist JN Ding Darlings 1930s whimsical vacation illustrations has led to its designation as a landmark in Southwest Florida. OLD CAPTIVA HOUSE AT TWEEN WATERS INNOver Easy Caf is a pet-friendly place with indoor and outdoor dining for breakfast and lunch. The covered patio is a popular spot. Choose from 22 different Eggs Benedict, scramblers and omelettes, 11 pancakes and French toast choices, 15 egg specialties and wraps, eight salads and 26 sandwiches and burgers, plus baked goods. Beer and wine is available. Breakfast is served all day. Summer hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. OVER EASY CAF IL TESOROIl Tesoro serves authentic Italian food with the taste and feel of a Tuscan holiday, according to owner Chef AJ Black. He infuses flavors from the old world to the new world of cooking using only fresh seasonal ingredients to bring his dishes to life. Daily specials focus on pairing authentic meals with a bold array of fine Italian wines. Il Tesoro (The Treasure) serves dinner seven nights a week from 5 to 10 p.m. ISLAND COWThe Island Cow is a family favorite with its colorful indoor and outdoor seating and live entertainment. Come as our guests leave as our friends! is the motto. The Cow serves breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring fresh local seafood and meats and has an extensive childrens menu. Starbucks coffee is also on the menu. Breakfast is served between 7 and 11 a.m. Hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. JACARANDAThe Jacaranda Restaurant & Patio Lounge is a Sanibel mainstay, with a reputation for fine seafood and steaks. Dinner is served year-round Monday through 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. Closed September 15, reopening September 24. 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. continued on page 22 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. 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 NOW CLOSEDWILL REOPEN SEPT. 24 NOW CLOSEDWILL REOPEN SEPT. 24Seafood Steaks Spirits Jerrys Restaurant and Deli in Jerrys Market is the next best thing to dining in a tropical garden. This family-style restaurant has large windows to view the lush garden with caged tropical birds that are favorites with visitors and residents. Daily specials are offered in the spacious restaurant and you can order a sandwich or hot food from the deli or help yourself at the wellstocked salad bar to take out. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. JERRYS RESTAURANT AND DELI Read us online at


Find out why Sanibel Fish House is such a great addition to the list of Sanibel restaurants. We offer a wide range of fresh seafood as well as our great alternative choices at reasonable prices. SANIBEL FISH HOUSEISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 19, 201422 SANIBEL BEANThe Sanibel Bean coffee shop is java central on Sanibel Island. With its indoor and outdoor seating and free wi-fi, its a popular venue for laptop-toting coffee lovers to relax and check their inboxes, have breakfast or lunch or recharge the batteries in the afternoon. Besides a big selection of coffee from around the globe and a variety of coffee drinks, The Bean has tea and other beverages and a variety of hearty sandwiches, pastries and muffins, plus other light fare. Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory offers a gluten free menu in addition to regular choices, along with pizza and wings, Boars Head meats, frozen yogurt and ice cream. There is indoor seating as well as outdoor tables shaded with umbrellas, and free wi-fi. SANIBEL DELI & COFFEE FACTORY 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. 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 TRADITIONS ON THE BEACHTraditions on the Beach is one of the few Sanibel restaurants with beachfront dining. Located in the historic Island Inn, the recently updated restaurant sits on 10 acres with gulf views, perfect for watching the sunset over the water while you dine. The menu features Italian and Mediterranean cuisine prepared by Chef Aziz and his team. Traditions dishes are made with fresh ingredients, from seafood and meats, to produce from local vendors. On the menu you will find the classics and specialties including Moroccan lamb, roast duck, lobster and veal. Pasta, grilled items and a raw bar are also available. In addition to the regular menu, specials are offered daily. Theres an attractive bar and lounge area that also serves food and an extensive wine and cocktail list. Dining begins at 5 p.m. and continues until late. Reservations are suggested. 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. From page 21Island Fare 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. 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.) 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. Come and see us in our delightful tropical island setting. Open 11 to 10 daily with excellent lunch and dinner specials. Dont miss the best happy hour on the island 11 to 6 daily and all day on Saturdays and Sundays in The Lounge! The Lounge opens 11 to 10 Sunday through Thursday and until 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Watch your favorite team with us and enjoy our Game Time specials! $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.


23 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn will feature the band Bad Banditos on Thursday and Friday. George & Wendys Seafood Grille has live music tonight, Friday, with The Mary Winner Band. On Saturday, its Meagan Rose, piano and vocals, plus half-price drinks for the ladies from 9 p.m. to midnight. Sunday is Hospitality Night with happy hour pricing from 8 p.m. to close. On Tuesday, open mic night is from 8 to 11 p.m. Karaoke is Thursdays from 9 p.m. to midnight. There are free open pool tables on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday. 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. This weeks lineup at Traditions on the Beach at the Island Inn includes: Friday, Pianoman Joe McCormick playing R&B, jazz and pop; Saturday, Woody Brubaker on the piano and saxophone, with vocals by Marvilla Marzan; Wednesday, Joe McCormick and Barbara Smith playing classic R&B, jazz and pop; Thursday, Joe McCormick playing R&B, jazz and pop. 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. Singer Marvilla Marzan performs with Woody Brubaker (piano and saxophone) on Saturday night at Traditions on the Beach at Island Inn LIVE ON THE ISLANDS To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 A Musical Trip At Broadway Palmby Di SaggauGood music and lots of laughs make for a very enjoyable theater experience and thats what you get with Those Were The Days, now playing at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. The musical comedy revue takes us back to the fabulous music of the s, s, s and s. The talented cast of Thomas Cleary, Stephanie Genovese, Christopher Lewis, Elizabeth McMonagle, John Vessels, Jr. and Erin Wasmund take us on a musical journey that covers all the songs we love from those eras. Sentimental Journey and In The Mood, followed by Its My Party, Cry, Love Me Tender, YMCA and so many others get your feet to tapping and your body moving to the beat. The cast couldnt be better as they sing out the songs that touch the audience in so many ways. There is a tribute to Elvis and also to The Ed Sullivan Show and American Bandstand. The cast not only delivers in the singing department, they have a ball with comical antics that leave you laughing out loud throughout the show. John Vessels is a standout in that department. Large screens at either side of the stage project pictures appropriate for each era. A nice touch. The show, originally conceived by the late JT Smith on Sanibel, has been updated by director and choreographer Victor Legarreta. When asked about the production, he said, The music is timeless, the show is not pretentious but goofy and fun. If you want to forget about your daily stress, reminisce a little, laugh a little, and just feel good, this is the show for you. Right you are, Victor, except for one change. You wont laugh a little, youll laugh a lot. Fabulous job, my friend. Those Were The Days plays through October 4 at Broadway Palm, Southwest Floridas Premier Dinner Theatre. Tickets are available by calling 278-4422, by visiting or by stopping by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Scene from Bradway Palms production of Those Were The Days Book DiscussionReaders are invited to discuss Paris, by Edward Rutherfurd, the focus of the Wednesday September 24 book discussion meeting at the Sanibel Public Library. The meeting is free and open to the public. The discussion begins at 2 p.m. in meeting room 4 across from the elevator on the ground floor. A multigenerational saga featuring a half-dozen families over centuries, the book details the history of Paris from its founding under the Romans to the hotbed of cultural activity during the 1920s and 1930s.Discussion of the book begins promptly at 2 p.m. The books featured for the book group discussions are available and located in the library near the reference desk. While it is preferable to come having read the book to be able to join in the lively discussion, all are welcome. Those with questions may call the library at 472-2483.


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27 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 From page 1Songwriter FestOne of the most exciting performance venues will be the private home of renowned American painter and graphic artist Robert Rauschenberg on Captiva, which will open its doors to the public for the first time exclusively for the festival. Check the festivals website for a chance to nab a free ticket. The islands first-ever songwriter festival is presented by BMI, the largest music rights organization in the U.S., along with partners iHeartRadio and Cat Country 107.1. Visit for more information, to book tickets and view the list of artists, performance schedules and venues. There will be a few ticketed events for purchase designated with a red ticket icon. All other shows are free of charge. Ding Days To Feature IBEX Puppetry TroupeThe late Jim Hensons lifes work as creator of the popular, immortal Muppets tradition has assured his title as a world-renowned puppet maestro. His daughter, Heather Henson, continues his puppeteering work and love of Florida wildlife with her Orlando-based IBEX Puppetry troupe, which will be performing during Ding Darling Days Family Fun Day on Sunday, October 19 at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island. The troupe first appeared at Family Fun Day in 2012 with its interactive Endangered Species & Wildlife performances, featuring life-sized puppets made of recycled material, plus kites, flags, drums, costumes and music. This year, performers add interactive drum circles and movement and education programs and workshops to the days agenda in honor of Ding Darling Days 25th anniversary. Were always adding new elements to our presentations, said IBEX manager Frank Ramirez. We especially look forward to presenting at Ding Darling, because we love it so much there. The wildlife puppets will first appear at opening ceremonies following the flagraising at 10:45 a.m. At noon, the IBEX troupe gives a wildlife presentation, starring its interpretative puppets, under the big top tent. Throughout the day, until 4 p.m., families can meet the performers and their animals in the Endangered Species Garden. They can also play its musical instruments and take part incontinued on page 35 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 9/26/14 An IBEX performer introduces a manatee puppet To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 19, 201428 Sanibel-Captiva Art League Art League Works On Display At Sanibel LibraryPaintings by Sanibel-Captiva Art League members are currently on view at the Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Road. This annual exhibit provides a wonderful opportunity and goal for the members to show their artwork. Many of the artists hold degrees in art and have a strong academic and studio background, while others have more recently started painting after retirement. The Art League encourages all artists to pursue their art endeavors with encouragement at every level of their learning experience. To find out more about the San-Cap Art League, log on to Also located in the Sanibel Public Library are a variety of permanent collections and on-loan changing exhibits that reflect interests that appeal to many different individual and cultural backgrounds. The visiting authors series and lectures are very popular. Call 4722483 for operating hours or visit www. Bonnie Begraft Neil Glazer Pat Baker Leslie Corneliuson Audrey Otto Jean Eaton Diane Olsson with portrait model Marc Shell Of The WeekFlorida Lyonsiaby Jos H. Leal, PhD, The BaileyMatthews National Shell Museum Science Director & CuratorThe Florida lyonsia, Lyonsia floridana Conrad, 1849, is a relatively common bivalve in the estuaries of Southwest Florida, in particular in areas with dense, compact mud. The half-inch shell is very thin, fragile and translucent. The young attach themselves to broken shells or small pebbles, by a very slender bundle of fibers called byssus. Unlike what happens to sturdier clam shells, the delicate nature of the Florida lyonsia renders preservation of its shell difficult after the death of the animal. This and the fact that the species is only found in difficultto-reach, muddy areas make the species hard to collect. Learn more about the Florida lyonsia at http://shellmuseum. org/shells/shelldetails.cfm?id=284. Shell Museum Events Celebrity Island Dinner Museum Fundraiser: Monday, September 29, 5 p.m. at Traders Caf and Store. $60 per person includes entertainment by local celebrity waiters, karaoke and a three-course gourmet meal. Proceeds go to the Museum and tickets can be booked online at www. 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 the 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. 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; book online at or call 395-2233 to make a reservation. All participants receive a coupon for halfoff museum admission. Marine Naturalist Adventure Cruise: The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum and Captiva Cruises present a one-of-a-kind experience that will excite nature lovers of all ages. 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 museum admission. Call 472-5300 to book. (Water shoes required, no flip flops. Prepare to get wet.) The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum is located at 3075 SanibelCaptiva Road. Phone 395-2233 or visit The Florida lyonsia, Lyonsia floridana ; top, internal view of left valve, right, external view of right valve.


29 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 SCCF Sea Turtle Nesting StatisticsSanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation sea turtle nesting statistics as of September 12, 2014: Sanibel East: 111 nests, 225 false crawls, 66 hatches Sanibel West: 299 nests, 506 false crawls, 195 hatches Captiva: 124 nests, 138 false crawls, 91 hatches Total: 534 nests, 869 false crawls, 352 hatches *False crawl = a failed nesting attempt If you have questions or would like to know more about nesting stats on Sanibel, contact or call 472-2329. Rare daytime nesting by a loggerhead in 2013. Note: Photo was taken from a safe distance. It is against state law to disturb nesting sea turtles. An Inside Look At Wildlife Recovery The CROW Picture Show presents informative anecdotes about the native and migratory wildlife species brought to the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, along with photos of patients admitted to the facility. In 2013, CROWs wildlife hospital cared for 3,391 sick, injured and orphaned animals. Of the 200 different species, 60 percent were birds, with 33 percent mammals and seven percent reptiles. CROW is not permitted to display its patients publically, so this hour-long presentation offers the next best thing: numerous candid snapshots of current and past patients, with commentary by Claudia Burns, a veteran clinic volunteer. The next CROW Picture Show will be held on Friday, September 26 at 11 a.m. in CROWs Visitor Education Center at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road, across from The Sanibel School. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for teens and free for members and children 12 or under. The entry fee also includes access to the Visitor Education Center, which exhibits CROWs efforts to save wildlife through care, education and collaboration. For more information, call 472-3644 ext. 228 or visit Baby squirrel being syringe-fed Baby bobcat being fed by a CROW vet photos courtesy of CROW 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


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 19, 201430 Site Visitation Landscape Design Installation Delivery Monthly Maintenance300 CENTER ROAD FORT MYERS FL 33907239.939.9663 www.NoLawn.comOpen Mon Sat 9am to 5pm, Sun 10am to 3pmGET REAL: GO NATIVE!WE CARRY THOUSANDS OF NATIVE WILDFLOWERS, TREES, SHRUBS, VINES, GRASSES & AQUATIC PLANTS TAX-CONSULTING & ACCOUNTING SERVICESServing the islands since 1978 Professional and Confidential Income Tax Preparation Individuals Corporations Estates & Trust Tax Consulting Tax Deferred Exchange International Taxation State Tax Forms (239) 472-5152 1619 Periwinkle Way, Suite 102, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 M.S.T. Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom Securities o ered through Securities America, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC Rick Zurbriggen, Registered Representative. Advisory services o ered through Securities America Advisors, Inc., Rick Zurbriggen, Investment Advisor Representative. Zurbriggen Financial and the Securities America companies are not a liated. Wouldnt it be more convenient to have a local nancial advisor? Call us to arrange a 2nd opinion on your current plan. Will PowerPut Off Decisions For A Yearby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPAIm usually not a big proponent of procrastination. The longer one takes to act, the more difficult the decision usually becomes. Unless youve just lost a spouse or significant other. When that happens, there are many fears and concerns. Will there be enough income to pay all the bills? Should I put the house on the market? What about our health insurance or supplemental Medicare plan? Do I change financial advisors? After the death of a loved one, it seems that the world becomes unhinged. Normal routines are no more. After the flurry of the funeral with family and friends surrounding you is over, meals are often spent alone, meaning that there is too much time to dwell on all of the fears and insecurities that arise. On top of that, its difficult if not impossible to think clearly through the mourning and grief. So what Im advising is to not make major decisions during this emotional and difficult period unless you absolutely have to: Dont put the home on the market; Dont change financial, legal and tax advisors; Dont sell all the investments and go to cash; Dont buy that new car that youve been eyeing. This is not to say that you should put everything on hold. There will be tasks that you have to complete within a time frame. If your spouses will or trust has to be probated or administered, visit with your attorney and get that going. Waiting too long could result in adverse legal or tax consequences, for example. Provided that you have confidence in your attorney, let him or her guide you through the process. Let your attorney help you make death claims such as life insurance, annuities, VA or other government benefits. Make sure that the checks are deposited in the correct accounts if you or your spouse created a revocable trust. If a federal estate tax return is going to be due, make sure that you ask for a Form 712 from the insurance company when they pay the claim, as your CPA will need that. Dont rush to transfer joint accounts into individual name, either. Sometimes checks will arrive made out to the deceased. If a joint account isnt still open, the only way to deposit that check may be to open a probate, which is time consuming and expensive. If a probate is not otherwise necessary, (the usual case when the deceased owns a fully funded revocable trust, for example) then it is important to have a place to deposit the rogue checks made payable to the deceased that may come in over the next few months. Provided that you are over 59 let your financial advisor help rollover any 401(k) or IRA accounts. If you are under 59 and if you were relying on IRA distributions that your spouse was taking prior to his or her death, dont roll over the account right away. If someone under 59 rolls over the IRA account into his or her own name, then he or she generally cant take distributions before that age without incurring an 10 percent excise tax penalty. Certainly if financial realities require a change in spending habits or force the sale of certain assets, you cant wait too long to make certain financial decisions. Here you may lean on your CPA and financial advisor to create budgets and to lay out a prudent plan to keep you living in reasonable comfort. Aside from those situations, nearly everything else can wait. The advice of most mental health professionals is to wait a year before making any major decisions. That amount of time allows one to process the grief and loss of a loved one, and return to a state where logic and careful thought are more likely to govern your actions. While family and friends may have the best of intentions, try to take their advice with a grain of salt. Even if something works for them, it may not work for you as everyones individual circumstances is different. Surround yourself with an excellent team of professionals and rely on them. Its always tragic when we lose a loved one. Try not to compound the tragedy by making difficult decisions on your own and too early. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at Phone: (239)489.0442 Email: www.gregweglarz.comState Certi ed General Contractor License # CGC A05420One Builder Serving Sanibel & Captiva for over 35 years Custom Residential Construction Remodeling Projects Design Team with Construction Drawings Plans Through Completion of Project From page 10Rec Center FeesRuane made a motion to approve the amended membership fee ordinance, which was seconded by Denham and approved, 5 to 0. An amended user fee ordinance specifying similar increases also passed unanimously. In other business, the council recognized former planning department director Michael Valiquette and retired Sanibel Police Officer Kurt Schulte for their years of dedicated service to the community. Today, Im recognizing you not only as a council member but as a friend, Ruane told Valiquette, who responded, I cant tell you how much weve loved living on this island Its been a true pleasure being a part of this island for 25 years. Valiquette, longtime owner of Sandcastle Construction and founder of the PURRE Water Coalition, resigned his position of nearly a dozen years on the planning commission after deciding to move with his wife, Maureen, and family to Celebration, Florida. Schulte, who served on the police department for 27 years, officially retired from his post which included a long tenure as resource officer at The Sanibel School last month. I really appreciate all of the opportunities the city has given me, and for all their support, said Schulte.


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NFL Commissioner Goodell And His $44 Million-A-Year Salary Could Be Historyby Ed FrankThe darkest days in the history of the National Football League threaten this billion dollar empire and reverberates nationwide with demands for the firing of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The sickening video that emerged last week of Baltimore Falcon Ray Rice cold-cocking his then financee and dragging her limp body from a casino elevator showed the horror of domestic violence. When the incident first came to light, Goodell slapped Rice with a mere two-game suspension. As the outrage grew over the meager penalty, Goodell suddenly admitted he was wrong and upped the suspension to six games without pay. Then last week with the emergence of the video, the league suspended Rice indefinitely. Goodell claims he had not previously seen the video, but there are explicit reports that the video was delivered to Goodells office even prior to the first suspension. If thats proven true, Goodell and his $44-million-a-year salary will be history. The police blotters are full of arrests and convictions of NFL players throughout the years. And in most cases, the league has been more interested in protecting its financially lucrative image than in dealing harshly with the misdeeds of its players. That could and should end with the events of last week. No sooner had the Rice video emerged came the indictment of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson for causing injury to his child by whipping him with what was described as a switch. Then Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy was deactivated while he appeals his domestic violence conviction. And Ray McDonald, a defensive tackle for the San Francisco 49ers, is allowed to continue playing although he has been arrested on suspension of felony domestic violence. The Vikings first deactivated Peterson for last Sundays game, but after a thumping by the New England Patriots, he was reactivated Monday with an announcement that the team was going to let the issue play out in the courts. Guess that shows where they place their priorities. The list of transgressions goes on and on this year as they have year after year. Hopefully, the awful Rice assault will provide a wake-up call on the horrors of domestic violence not only to the NFL but to the public at large. It might take the cancelling of lucrative NFL advertising by some major corporate sponsors to awaken Goodell and his cohorts. And it might require continuing public clamoring to bring change. That change must come quickly. Will Miracle Manager Doug Mientkiewicz Replace Ron Gardenhire? The rumor mill has started to whirl with reports that Doug Mientkiewicz, the popular and highly successful manager of the Fort Myers Miracle, will replace Ron Gardenhire as manager of the Minnesota Twins. As the week began and with only two weeks remaining in the 2014 Major League baseball season, Gardenhires Twins were mired in last place in the American League Central Division with a 63-86 record. It will mark the fourth straight year that his team has lost more than 90 games. It was a shock to many that Twins General Manager Terry Ryan extended Gardenhires contract last year after his third season of 90-plus losses. This year being the fourth could result in the managers ouster. The Chicago Tribune speculated as such in last Sundays paper. There is the old adage that a manager must deal with the cards dealt him. And its Ryan that has supplied Gardenhire with the current Twins roster. But as attendance dropped significantly since the opening of the beautiful Target Field with four consecutive years of losing baseball, many feel that Gardenhires days as manager are nearing the end. Ryan hired Meintkiewicz last year as Miracle manager and in two seasons guided his teams twice to division titles and this year to their first Florida State League championship. Roger Goodell ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 19, 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. SPORTS QUIZ 1. When was the last time four players were elected in the same year by the Baseball Writers Association of America to the Hall of Fame? 2. In their first 10 seasons in the major leagues, how many times did the Arizona Diamondbacks win at least 90 games? 3. Who was the last wide receiver to win a Heisman Trophy? 4. How many consecutive seasons did Dwight Howard lead the NBA in defensive rebounds before the Clippers DeAndre Jordan took the top spot in 2013-14? 5. The Boston Bruins won the Presidents Trophy in the 2013-14 season for the best NHL regular-season record. How many other times have the Bruins won it? 6. Who was the last U.S. mens hockey player before Phil Kessel in 2014 to have a hat trick in an Olympic hockey game? 7. In 2014, Noh Seung-yul became the fourth male South Korean to win a PGA Tour event. Name two of the first three. ANSWERS 1. It was 1955. 2. Four times (1999, 2001, ). 3. Michigans Desmond Howard, in 1991. 4. Six seasons. 5. Once, in the 1989-90 season. 6. John LeClair, in 2002. 7. K.J. Choi, Yang Yong-eun and Bae Sang-moon.


33 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 Real estate blog & more at Lots 30/31 Dimmick Dr Large parcel bordering preserved land in private Belle Meade $185K Spanish Cay #A7 Beach across street, 2nd floor ~950 sq. ft. condo w/ future bookings $249.9K 5307 Umbrella Pool Rd Lot in Sanibel Bayous, walk to Clam Bayou & Bowmans Beach $399K Mariner Pointe #811 Bring boat & suitcase, easy-living ground-level bay-view 2 bedrm $499K Loggerhead Cay #353 3rd floor w/direct courtyard to gulf view & earning ~$40K/yr $499K Mariner Pointe #332 Updated 2nd floor 2 bedrm w/private canalside deck $499.9K Sandalfoot #5C1 This view from 2-bedrm walk-out earning nearly $60K/yr w/low fees $699K Sand Pointe #122 2nd floor 2 bedrm w/ beach view, new kitchen, & rental income $749K 837 Limpet Dr Shell Harbor canal-front lot, 1/2+acre w/patio dock on cul-de-sac $749K Sanibel Surfside #123 Beach-front updated 2 bedrm w/rental income & super view $874K Thinking of selling? Please consider The SanibelSusan Team where 4 licensed real estate professionals work together on every transaction to meet your goals. We have successfully completed 425+ island transactions totaling over $252 million. The SanibelSusan Team (Susan, David, Elise, & Lisa) have the experience needed to get the job done right Island Beach Club #P6D Top-floor west-corner w/ amazing gulf views & excellent income $990K Sanibel Square Suite 3 2242 Periwinkle Way Insurance Tip Why You Should Disclose That Bonus Roomby Angela Larson RoehlYou should disclose any living area on the lower level of your home, as your Flood policy needs to account that there is an enclosure present for rating purposes and if it was built in compliance with National Flood Insurance Program guidelines so that at the time of loss there is not an adjustment that results in additional premium needing to be paid. Homes without any enclosures receive a more favorable rate than homes that were built with enclosures, no matter if the enclosure is in compliance of the guidelines set by NFIP. If the lower level of your home has been enclosed since the last elevation certificate was issued, then its suggested that you obtain a new Flood Elevation Certificate in order to show the enclosure as well as any verification that the enclosed area has been built in compliance with National Flood Insurance Program guidelines. Your policy will be re-rated based on the new information listed on the elevation certificate and there may be an additional premium that would need to be paid to avoid coverage from being decreased. If you assumed your Flood policy from the prior owner, you still need to verify that your Flood policy is being accurately rated as the insurance company may be unaware of any enclosure being present. Angela Larson Roehl is a local Sanibel-Captiva insurance agent with over 20 years of insurance experience. She can be reached at School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My daughter is in first grade and has struggled with math ever since preschool. I have tried playing math games, puzzles and songs with her but nothing seems to help. What else can I do?Julianna C., Fort Myers BeachJulianna, Learning math facts is critical for academic success since they are the foundation of the math discipline. It is not unusual for children to struggle with math facts. These are abstract concepts that some children are not ready to learn at 4 and 5 years old. By first grade, however, mastery of facts is very important and not an unrealistic expectation. A new study in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, the lead researcher, Paul Morgan from Penn State University, has challenged a the widespread teaching practice of using non-traditional teaching strategies such as music, movement and hands-on learning as the better ones for teaching math to first graders who struggle with math. By analyzing U.S. Department of Education data from about 14,000 students across the United States, the researchers found that struggling students who were given traditional instruction (basically memorization and drill) exhibited significantly higher math score gains than the struggling students who had been taught by the above mentioned non-traditional methods. Understanding why the more innovative methods didnt work is a matter of conjecture, Morgan theorizes. Just as children need to practice reading a lot to become fluent readers before they can analyze texts, math students need to become fluent with basic operations before they can talk about multiple methods for solving problems or arrive at deep conceptual understandings. Routine practice is the strongest educational practice that teachers can use in their classroom to promote achievement gains, Morgan added. Although many in education dismiss rote learning as both boring and bad, Morgan believes it has its place. Given my interest in children at risk, its a troubling observation that teachers are mismatching their instruction to what children with learning difficulties might benefit from, Morgan said. These kids with low math achievement in kindergarten are likely to struggle throughout elementary school and beyond. Anne Murphy Paul, an education writer for TIME magazine says, Although many progressive educators decry what they call drill and kill (kill students love of learning, that is), rapid mental retrieval of basic facts is a prerequisite for doing more complex, and more interesting, kinds of math. The only way to achieve this automaticity, so far as anyone has been able to determine, is to practice. And practice. Given this new information it may be worth a try to practice memorization of math facts. Bring out the flash cards! 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 Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication.


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 19, 201434 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. Walk to beach. $499,000 529 Lighthouse Way 529 Lighthouse WayNewly updated 3 BR/3 BA pool home on Gulf access canal with 33dock. Many upgrades! $985,000 4203 Dingman Drive 4203 Dingman DriveBeautiful Renovation! 4 BR/3 BA with pool on approx. 1 acre across from beach. $2,495,000 561 Lighthouse Way 561 Lighthouse WayCompletely renovated 5 BR/4 BA with pool and 80 dock on Gulf access canal. $1,895,000 Commercial Lots Tamiami Trail Commercial Lots Tamiami TrailTwo parcels, A & B zoned Commercial General on Tamiami Trail. Survey available. (A)$1,150,000 (B)$400,000 Mariner Pointe # 813 Mariner Pointe # 813 VIEWS! Updated 2 BR/2 BA corner unit w/glass enclosure & impact sliders. AMENITIES! Boat slips!$479,000Scan with your Smart Phone 3099 Cussell Dr. (on Pine Island) 3099 Cussell Dr. (on Pine Island)Build on this large corner, canal front lot with seawall. Direct Gulf access in minutes. $299,000 Sunset South 9D Sunset South 9DBeautiful river and sanctuary views! 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 Jeweler Takes Shopping To A Higher LevelLily & Co. Jewelers is taking its unique shopping experience to a higher level with its in-house design center for custom creations and repairs. Lily & Co. also welcomes Palm Harbor-based master jeweler and artist Nicholas De Stefano, Jr., who joins the staff as a full-time jewelry maker, designer and repairman. Im honored to be here, said De Stefano. Ive worked on and off the island for nearly 25 years. Dan (Schuyler, Lily & Co. co-owner) is special in how he puts a focus on the artwork and international artists and somehow brings it all together. Im flattered to work with him and the Lily team. Schuyler, who has been in the jewelery industry for more than three decades, is the brainchild behind the Lily & Co. Design Center. It is a project he has been working on for a year. It took some rearranging of the store, but the area has taken shape with a glass window to watch De Stefano work. Lily & Co. can now offer restyling of unwearable jewelry pieces as well as customized artistic creations through its design center. De Stefano will be there to assist each guest in choosing a special design, which is a great opportunity for personalized consultation with a knowledgeable designer, who helped create the exclusive Sanibel-Captiva collection of Sea the Islands. Sea the Islands collection preserves the islands natural beauty in four shades of 14-karat gold. Sand dollars, starfish, sea continued on page 39 Nicholas De Stefano, Jr. jewelry designs Shell Point Adds Aqua Therapy CertificationChristine Gulotta, DPT, program director of RehabCare Group at Shell Points Larsen Pavilion, has received Aqua Therapy certification from the Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institute. Being certified in aquatic therapy allows me to bring quality treatment and advanced knowledge to Shell Points rehabilitation program, said Gulotta. Patients and their families are assured that I understand safety concerns and deliver appropriate treatment per the standards of care in aquatic rehabilitation. Patients receiving inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation at Shell Point can benefit from the use of two therapy pools. The Rehabilitation Center features an aqua therapy pool with two underwater treadmills. This pool is heated to a therapeutic 92 degrees and features a lift for those unable to use the steps. The new LifeQuest Aquatic Center has a therapy pool with warmer temperatures designed for specialty classes to help ease joint pain related to chronic arthritis and other illnesses. Most physical challenges are not a barrier at the Aquatic Center, said Healthcare Marketing Specialist McKenzie Millis. The therapy pool features an easy-access ramp for patients who need rehabilitation after injuries and surgeries. By using the resistance of water instead of weights, aqua therapy is ideal for arthritis management and joint pain; gait analysis; musculoskeletal disorders; chronic back pain and lumbar stabilization; spinal cord injuries; amputees; stroke; and brain injury. Rehabilitation patients can enjoy the benefits of aquatic therapy and exercise for improved muscle continued on page 38 Christine Gulotta


35 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 Eden Energy MedicineEEM First Aid Escape Fear From The Big Tigerby Karen L. Semmelman, Certified EEM, JD, AAML (03-12)Last week, we learned how to calm ourselves after avoiding the tiger. This week, learn how to escape the feeling of being caught in the grip of fear, anxiety or even a phobia. Sometimes, lifes events so often unforeseen and unexpected turn the smallest event into a sense of the tiger being in the room, which places our bodies in the highest state of alert to watch out for the tiger. Often, no matter how much we tell ourselves that all is well and our response is out of proportion to the dilemma, our bodies dont buy into the thought. This is because we are in a state of fight, flight or freeze an alarm state controlled by triple warmer, who is governed by and governs the hypothalamus (our primitive brain). Welcome the tapping of the gamut point, a point located on the triple warmer meridian that has a direct calming influence on all the energies of the body. As you tap this point, focus on the intense emotion associated with the fear, anxiety or phobia. Here are the steps: 1. Tap on the back side of you hand between the web of your ring finger and your little finger. Feel where the bones of each finger meet, about halfway between the ends of the fingers and the wrist. 2. Tap gently on either hand for about one minute as you experience the stressor. You may use one finger or all the fingers (lined up so they all are tapping in the web between the fingers). 3. After one minute, if you still experience the emotions, tap the other hands. 4. Repeat throughout the day. The intensity of the emotion will dictate how often to tap. Congratulations. The tiger left and an adorable purring kitty emerged! Have fun with your energy. Next weeks topic is EEM First Aid Feeling A Bit Crazed? Smooth Triple Warmer. 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. Superior InteriorsEye-Catching Area Rugsby Marcia FeeneyHave you ever thought about the impact that an area rug or even flooring, for that matter can have on your overall design scheme? Light colored floors tend to make your room appear larger and, conversely, darker, richer colors used in flooring will reduce your rooms apparent size. Here are some great ideas you might want to consider when purchasing new flooring or area rugs for your home or office: Unbroken expanses Enlarge your space with a dramatic room-sized area rug. Create a focal point Area rugs can make a dramatic room statement. Call attention to your furniture grouping Wherever your area rug goes, so does the eye of the beholder. Form and function When placed over tile or hardwood floors, area rugs will warm up your room, and help with sound. Marcia Feeney is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at From page 1Fire Department On July 14, Captiva Island Fire Control District personnel responded to an emergency call which reported a 74-year-old male visitor having drowned in the pool of a private residence. One of our volunteers was already on the scene and began performing CPR on the victim, who was in full cardiac arrest said Wilson. They worked on him for 4 or 5 minutes before they got a pulse back. The victim was transported via helicopter to HealthPark Medical Center in Fort Myers, where he was treated and ultimately released. The patient called our volunteer the other day, and he said he was doing fine, added Wilson. Traditionally, Phoenix Awards are given to emergency personnel who resuscitate people in cardiac arrest and return the patients to a productive life, noted Dickerson. From page 27Ding Days To Feature IBEX Puppetry Troupecrafts and workshops. It was Heathers mission to tour this around Floridas parks, refuges and wildlife conservation areas because of her avid interest in wetlands and whooping crane migrations and protection, said Ramirez. We do it because we love edu cating and love peoples reaction to the puppets. The IBEX team does such an amazing job of creating and adding another dimension of excitement to our Family Fun Day, said committee co-chair Ranger Toni Westland. We are looking forward to seeing what they have in store for us this year as we celebrate our 25th. Ding Darling Days honors the birthday of the refuges namesake, father of the Federal Duck Stamp program and Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, Jay Norwood Ding Darling. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS), and Tarpon Bay Explorers cosponsor Ding Darling Days with generous support from the local community and businesses. Visit for a full calendar of events during Ding Darling Days week. In 2012, the IBEX puppertry troupe created a crocodile especially for Ding Darling Days Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the Difference FGCU Founders Cup TournamentTheres still time to register for a day of lively competition on the links at Pelicans Nest Golf Club in Bonita Springs as Florida Gulf Coast University presents its annual Founders Cup Golf Tournament Friday, October 10. The event raised more than $80,000 last year for scholarships and for programs that ensure student success, teaching excellence and community enrichment. Celebrating its 23rd year, the tournament has raised more than $1.2 million since its inception, well before the university opened its doors. The Founders Cup celebrates the history of FGCU and provides a significant financial boost to the Universitys mission in support of students, faculty and staff, said Christopher Simoneau, Foundation Executive Director and FGCU Vice President for Advancement. We truly appreciate the commitment of the many sponsors and community supporters who believe in higher education and make this a successful event year after year. The Founders Cup begins with a buffet luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Pelicans Nest clubhouse. Golfers begin play at 1:15 p.m. with a shotgun start on two of the clubs championship courses. Following tournament play, golfers will enjoy a dinner buffet and awards reception. Designed by world-renowned golf course architect Tom Fazio, the Gator and Hurricane courses are certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. The courses offer 36 holes of satisfying challenges for players of all skill levels. The New York Times and Florida Golfer rank Pelicans Nest Golf Club among the best courses in Florida. Its located at 4450 Pelicans Nest Drive within Pelican Landing in Bonita Springs. For more information on sponsorships, donations or registration for the 2014 FGCU Founders Cup, contact Lindsey Touchette at 590-1016 or register online at To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 19, 201436 VASANTA SENERAT CPA, P.A.CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT SANIBEL 472-60001633 Periwinkle Way Anchor Point FORT MYERS 418-00083949 Evans Ave. Suite 205 Accounting and Tax Preparation for Businesses Individuals Condo Associations Non Residents Sanibel School Athletics Start SeasonThe boys soccer squad from The Sanibel School did great in their home opener on September 4, playing to a 2-2 tie against Saint Andrews. They were down 2-0 at halftime and made a great comeback. Goals were scored by Julian Myers and Preston Towle. The girls volleyball A team beat Saint Andrews in three games in their season opener. The B team played a hard match, but lost in two games. Sanibel Sea Dragons Cross Country Schedule September 30 Meet with Lexington and Bonita Lexington Middle School, 5:30 p.m. October 2 Meet with Dunbar and Cypress Lake Dunbar Middle School, 5:30 p.m. October 7 Regional Meet, schools and times TBD October 21 Regional Finals, schools and times TBD Sanibel Sea Dragons Girls Volleyball Schedule September 19 Fort Myers Christian, Home, 4:30 p.m. (B), 5:30 p.m. (A) September 23 Saint Andrews, Away, 4:30 p.m. (B), 5:30 p.m. (A) September 30 Saint Francis, Home, 4:30 p.m. (B), 5:30 p.m. (A) October 7 Saint Michaels, Home, 4:30 p.m. (B), 5:30 p.m. (A) October 9 Fort Myers Christian, Away, 4:30 p.m. (B), 5:30 p.m. (A) October 16 Volleyball playoff 5@4, schools and times TBD October 21 Volleyball semis and finals, schools and times TBD Sanibel Sea Dragons Boys Soccer Schedule September 19 Fort Myers Christian, Home, 4:30 p.m. September 23 Saint Andrews, Away, 4:30 p.m. (Pelican Soccer Complex) September 30 Saint Francis, Home, 4:30 p.m. October 7 Saint Michaels, Home, 4:30 p.m. October 9 Fort Myers Christian, Away, 4:30 p.m. October 14 Soccer Playoff 5@4, school and time TBD October 16 Soccer Semifinal, school and time TBD October 21 Soccer Final, school and time TBD Girls Volleyball B Team Amelia White, Rebecca Congress, Nicole Dieckman, Lisa Arce, Kianna Toothman, Bella Meyers, Sloan Yelenich, Meleah Thomas, Alexis Mallory, Emma Halbisen and Coach Kari Wheeler Girls Volleyball B Team Brooke Yelenich, Daisy Arensman, Hannah Carroll Hayley Halski, Kate Kupsaw, Coach Kari Wheeler, Avery Johnson, Allison Van Olst and Savannah Nippa Boys Soccer Team, top from left, Coach Brady Graham, Peter Basturk, Charlie Sergeant, Jacob Lemmon, Graham Kupsaw, Will Strange, Nathaniel Entwhistle, Liam Deal, Julian Meyers, Zach Orsino, Jake Mann, Tyler Johns and Evan Rose. Bottom from left, Frankie Tata, Ben Arensman, Preston Towle, Kaden Taylor, Tanner Deal, Liam Holston, Michael Lemmon and Alec Graham. Craig R. Hersch | Attorney, CPA Estate Planning Wills Revocable Trusts Durable Powers of Attorney Probate & Trust Administrations Irrevocable Trusts including modifying problem trusts Elder Law ServicesWhy not take the time to protect it for your loved ones?YOUVE WORKED HARD TO EARN AND SAVE ITCall 239-334-1141 for a FREE Florida Estate Planning Guide Celebrating 90 Years Serving Southwest Florida Florida Bar Board Certied Wills, Trusts & Estate Specialist Will Power Columnist 9100 College Pointe Ct., Fort Myers, FL 33919 | 239-334-1141 To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


37 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 25 Years Experience Poets Corner selected by Tanya HochschildJuan Ponce de Len at the Racquet Clubby Joe PachecoHere on the soil where once I fought, The quest for youth is fiercely sought; Against the foes of sun and wind Fresh hope is pinned on hip just pinned, On scoops made possible by sope of knee Or wrists supported with mercury. A magnet velcroed to a thigh Provides the force to jump up high And elbows bubble-wrapped in gas Unleash to whip out one more pass. Pacemakers set to set the pace Power us toward prosthetic grace: Returning all on dust and clay To beat oblivion one more day. Joe Pachecos poetry has been featured several times on National Public Radio. He lives and plays tennis on Sanibel. He is at home with all the forms of poetry: sonnets, villanelles, ballads, rondeaus, blank verse, rap and Middle Eastern ghazal. Sanibel Adult Co-Ed Fall Softball LeagueJoin your friends and neighbors in the Fall 2014 Sanibel Adult Co-ed Softball League. Games will be played at the Sanibel Ball Fields on Wednesday nights. The league will start on October 1 and will run through December 17 with playoffs on the 18. Space is limited. The first six teams registered with payment are guaranteed a spot. There will be a mandatory coaches meeting on September 24 at 6 p.m. at the Sanibel Recreation Center. T-shirts and team trophies will be awarded to top teams. The fee is only $495 per team. For more information, or if you are looking for a team, contact Kayla Schuneman at the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345. We invite submissions from local poets. Anyone interested may submit their work via email to tutsie@ Each week, individual work will be showcased. September Rec Center Fun DayRegister your child now for the upcoming Fun Day on Thursday, September 25 at the Sanibel Recreation Center. The Fun Day will offer a variety of athletic games, craft projects and special entertainment. Enrollment is available for children in kindergarten through eighth grade. This program operates from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Each child needs to bring a lunch, swimsuit and towel. Light snacks will be provided. Register in advance and receive the Early Bird rate of $20 for members or $25 for non-members (registration by September 18). Regular rate is $24 for members or $30 for non-members (registration on or after September 19). The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-0345 or visit Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, My wife and I are very elderly, and we have many conditions that could be troublesome but with good medical care we are enjoying our lives. We moved into a nice apartment complex with many caring neighbors around us. One thing we dont like these caring neighbors are always giving us medical advice. Their friends died with the same condition we have, or their friends are bedridden with the same illness we have, or a friend had to have a leg amputated because of my problem. What do we say to shut them up? Malcom Dear Malcom, I do not know why people are so thoughtless with their remarks. Years ago while I was working in hospitals I would hear what visitors said to patients and I was appalled. A person struggling to live would be told how terrible they looked and the visitor would suggest to them that they should just get another doctor. A dying patient would be told, Your color is terrible, why are you so yellow? In an apartment complex where you live you want to keep friends. I suggest when you hear a remark you immediately say, My doctor is great, he/she is doing a fine job and I am satisfied with my care. Then try to talk about the floods or the money system in China. Lizzie Dear Malcom, Lizzie makes a great point, living in a community setting you will always bump into your advisors and certainly you want to maintain a friendship with them. So, your situation requires diplomacy. Having a pat, well-rehearsed comment on the tip of your tongue should work well: Bill, thanks you so much for your concern. My physician knows all about it. Have you seen any new movies lately? Being kind but redirecting the focus of your advisors helps keep them friendly but out of your personal business. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is Read us online at


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 19, 201438 Top ProducersVIP Realty Group announced the top agents and sales teams for the month of August.Lomano, Nicholson & Associates was recognized as top sales team while Robin Humphrey and Martha Smith were recognized as top sales agents. The Bell Team was recognized as top listing team and top producing team while Arika Bjorkedal was recognized as top listing agent. Also, Lynda and Kit Traverso were recognized as top producing agents. Top ProducersTop producers for the month of August at South Seas, Sanibel & Captiva Properties include Ernie Tressler, General Real Estate, and Virginia Dondore, Timeshare. Top Producers Realtor Jennifer McSorley was named Pfeifer Realty Groups top sales agent for the month of August. Realtor Chris Johnson was named top listing agent during August. Realtor Joins FirmPfeifer Realty Group welcomed realtor Marc Taglieri to its team of real estate professionals. Taglieri, who earned a masters degree in education at the University of Virginia, spent 19 years in education and administration. His real estate career began in New Jersey. From page 34Shell Point Adds Aqua Therapy Certificationrelaxation and circulation. Treatment may include increasing joint range of motion, walking activities, strength/resistance training, core strengthening, and balance in sitting and or standing. Aqua therapy can help reduce swelling, pain, and pressure during the rehabilitation process often leading to faster progress with greater results on land. The Rehabilitation Center in the Larsen Pavilion at Shell Point offers inpatient and outpatient rehabilitative and individualized physical therapy through a team of physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, physical therapy assistants, certified occupational therapy assistants and technicians. Whether welcoming individuals from outside Shell Point or residents from within the community, the Larsen Pavilion provides the best quality of care available. Specialized programs include orthopedics, stroke care, memory care, dysphagia, pain management, and low vision. A dedicated occupational therapy suite and aqua therapy pool are also available. To learn more about the Larsen Pavilion or to register for an upcoming inpatient rehab stay, call 415-5432 or visit Lomano, Nicholson & Associates Robin Humphrey and Martha Smith The Bell Team Arika Bjorkedal Lynda and Kit Traverso Ernie Tressler Virginia Dondore` Jennifer McSorley Chris Johnson Marc Taglieri Protecting the Future of our Clients Where Theres a Will, Theres a WayDuring the emotional time of a loved ones passing, it may seem overwhelming to deal with their estate. But, reason must prevail. Let Our Experienced Attorneys Help you through the process. Let us help protect your estate, Assets and your Wishes Estate Planning Living Trusts Last Will & Testament Living Will/Healthcare Proxy/Power of Attorney Asset Protection & Trust Formation Probate & Probate Litigation239-337-1147 www.KFJlaw.com15701 S. Tamiami Trail Fort Myers, FL 33908 Kara M. Jursinski, LL.M. Real Estate Development Kevin F. Jursisnki, B.C.S. Florida Board Certied in Real Estate, Business & Construction Law James W. McQuade, LL.M.Estate Planning ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS


39 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 deaRPharmacistNatural Cures For What Ails Youby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Readers: Mother Nature has provided us with a beautiful medicine cabinet. In it, we find foods, herbal extracts and vitamins or minerals that reduce pain and promote health. Consider any of the following items in my list for what ails you. Of course, make sure your approves of you eating or taking something new. So, what ails you? High Blood Pressure Celery is delicious to dip in hummus, but its a great way to reduce your crave for salt. That lowers blood pressure. Also, the celery seeds contain compounds like apigenin and isoquerticin, which cause your blood vessels to expand, and that lowers blood pressure. Celery is a mild, natural diuretic. It decreases the uric acid your body makes so it could help with gout, too. Memory Loss More classically used for depression and fatigue, Panax ginseng is great for memory and focus concerns. Approved abroad, ginseng is used standardly as a tonic for declining concentration. It protects a portion of the brain known as the hippocampus from the effects of high stress hormones like cortisol. For that reason it helps with physical stamina and endurance. Menstrual Pain and Bloating Fennel which smells like licorice is the herb to consider here. It helps relax your gastrointestinal tract and reduce bloating and gas, even in kids. Fennel was shown in studies to help reduce menstrual problems such as cramps too. You can buy commercially prepared extracts, or just take the seeds and boil about a half-teaspoon of crushed seeds and steep in hot water for 20 minutes; strain, sweeten and sip a cup. Of particular importance, avoiding sugar and intestinal fungal growth will help with this too, since yeast can cause major digestive bloating. Hot Flashes Red clover is a plant that contains high amounts of phytoestrogens (plant based estrogens also called isoflavones). Supplements and extracts of red clover may reduce the intensity and frequency of hot flashes. Natural vitamin E is helpful, too. Hemorrhoids or Colon Problems Ask your practitioner about oat straw because one of the most studied benefits of this is its ability to fight colon cancer. If you are constipated, oat straw can help regulate digestion and loosen hard stool. Youll need probiotics for this, too. Oat straw contains all kinds of vitamins and compounds including silica which is needed to create healthy veins, arteries as well as nails, skin and hair. Migraines Staying hydrated will reduce your frequency of migraines, including ocular migraines. Studies have repeatedly shown that high-quality magnesium supplements (like chelated forms) can reduce frequency and severity of migraines. Riboflavin can be beneficial too. Reducing high histamine foods will be enormously helpful. Theres more about this in my #1 Amazon best-selling book, Headache Free. Migraine sufferers seem to just live with their pain, but I must caution you, if your head pain changes suddenly or intensifies in a way that is severe or abnormal, always seek medical attention. This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and is a registered pharmacist. To contact her, visit www. From page 34Shopping To A Higher Levelturtles, dolphins and local shells are carefully sculpted from white, rose, green or yellow gold. The unique shape of Sanibel Island, molded in gold, appears throughout the collection. A diamond or color gemstone can be added to mark an island location close to the heart of the wearer. This private collection is for those who truly want to remember the islands for a lifetime, said Schuyler. The Lily & Co. Designer Center allows for quicker service for repairs or restyling. Travel the world of fine jewelery, art and giftware in a single location, at 520 Tarpon Bay Road on Sanibel. EXCLUSIVE REAL ESTATE BUYER AGENT MIKE 2424 Palm Ridge Road, SanibelLong-time Sanibel resident. Former attorney; twenty-three years experience. An advocate for you, not the transaction. At your side, negotiating the lowest price and safeguarding your interests.Buying property is an investment. Your prot is made when you buy, not sell, so buying smart is crucial. Only trust your purchase, and future prot, to someone who represents you solely. Traditional real estate agents who represent the seller or provide limited representation to both the buyer and the seller can not advocate for you exclusively, as I do. Buyers Choice Realty Group is the only exclusive buyer agency on Sanibel and CaptivaI dont take listings; the seller pays my fees. Commercial Residential Faucet/Toilet Upgrades & Replacement Water Heaters Water Leaks Garbage Disposals Backflow Repair Sewer Back-Up Repipe Drain Clogs/Cleaning Remodels/New Construction24/7 EMERGENCY SERVICEProudly serving Sanibel & Captiva Islands2244 Periwinkle Way, Suite 13 Sanibel, FL .... r br tbnfng res. .... r br tbnfng res. Read us online at


My Stars FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 22, 2014ARIES (March 21 to April 19) An offer to help with a stalled project should reassure you that you have a workable plan in spite of the problems in getting it up and running. The weeks end brings more positive news. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A past problem about a workplace situation reemerges early in the week. Talking things out helps ease tensions by midweek, but some hurt feelings could linger a few more days. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Optimistic aspects dominate your efforts. However, expect to confront some criticism, some of which might be valid, so keep an open mind. But overall, its your views that will count. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Social interaction with new people, especially on the job, could be a bit strained in the early part of the week. But the awkwardness passes as you get to know each other better. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Expect news about a follow-up to a workplace change that could make a difference in your career path. Meanwhile, new friends widen the circle for all you Social Lions who love to party. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Enjoy your well-earned plaudits for a job well done. But be aware that some people might not share your colleagues admiration, and you might have to work harder to win them over. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Its a good week to recheck your probably already overlong to do list and decide what to keep and what to discard. Lose the clutter and focus your energy on whats really important. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) This is a good time to take a new perspective on what youve been offered. Expanding your view could help to uncover any plusses or minuses that werent apparent at first. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Applying the usual methods to this weeks unique challenges might not work too well. Instead, use your creativity to find a way to resolve any impasse that develops. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) So what if fate throws some obstacles in your path this week? Just keep in mind that the sure-footed and resolute Goat can get past any barrier by focusing on the goals up ahead. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) This week calls for better communication with people in both your private life and the workplace. Start by asking questions, and then pay close attention to the answers. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Potentially beneficial workplace changes could be closer than you realize. Make sure you know whats going on so that youre not left high and dry when the good things happen. BORN THIS WEEK: Youre not timid about pushing to have your aims realized once youve set your mind to accomplishing your goals. On Sept. 28, 1542, Portuguese explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo sails into presentday San Diego Bay during his explorations on behalf of Spain. Despite his reports of the appealing California coastline, the first Spanish settlement was not established in California for more than 200 years, when Father Junipero Serra founded his mission at San Diego in 1769. On Sept. 26, 1820, the great pioneering frontiersman Daniel Boone dies in Missouri. The indefatigable voyager was 86. Boone was a symbol of the western pioneering spirit for many Americans. Ironically, though, he lost his Kentucky land holdings by failing to properly register them. On Sept. 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issues a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, which sets a date (Jan. 1, 1863) for the freedom of more than 3 million black slaves in the United States and recasts the Civil War as a fight against slavery. On Sept. 23, 1908, a game between the New York Giants and Chicago Cubs ends in 1-1 tie after a controversial call at second base. The officials ruled that Giants first baseman Fred Merkle was out because he failed to touch second base, a call that has been disputed ever since. On Sept. 27, 1930, Atlanta golfer Bobby Jones wins his fourth major tournament of the year, making him the first person ever to win the Grand Slam of golf. Jones had the picture-perfect swing of every golfers dreams, despite never having taken a lesson. On Sept. 25, 1959, mob assassins shoot and kill Anthony Carfano, known as Little Augie Pisano, in New York City on the orders of crime figure Meyer Lansky. Lansky was estimated to have accumulated as much as $300 million in ill-gotten gains by the 1970s. He had an eighth-grade education, which put him far ahead of many other criminals. On Sept. 24, 1975, Three Days of the Condor, a political thriller starring Robert Redford, opens in theaters. Redford played a low-level C.I.A. employee being stalked by an assassin. The film was based on the novel Six Days of the Condor by James Grady. It was 19th-century Cuban poet and revolutionary Jose Marti who made the following sage observation: Barricades of ideas are worth more than barricades of stones. When you think of dangerous occupations, the jobs that immediately come to mind are probably firefighter and police officer. You might be surprised to learn, then, that in New York City, the fatality rate for garbage collectors is twice as high as it is for members of the NYPD. A pregnant goldfish is known as a twit. The U.S. Open, which takes place at the end of summer every year, is one of the oldest tennis championships in the world, beginning in 1881 with a mens singles competition. The modern competition, of course, now includes mens and womens singles, mens and womens doubles and mixed doubles. Thats a lot of tennis -and a lot of balls. During the two weeks of the championship, approximately 70,000 tennis balls are used. In 2012, at a hospital in Ireland, twin girls set a Guinness World Record when they were born 87 days apart -and they confounded medical experts gloomy prognosis by both surviving. If you make a serious study of Hungarian gypsies, you probably already know that youre a tziganologist. The flag of Ireland and the flag of Cote dIvoire are nearly identical, with vertical stripes of green, white and orange. There are only two minor differences: 1) The Irish flag has the green stripe on the left and the orange stripe on the right, while Cote dIvoire has the two colors reversed; and 2) the Irish flag is slightly longer. The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his. -Gen. 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Pets Of The Week 46 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 19, 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 Leroy. Im a 3-year-old neutered male black-and-white American Staffordshire Terrier mix. This photo makes me look like Im all dressed up and ready for my prom date to arrive. Im really waiting for you to arrive and take me home! If I was in high school, Id surely be one of the popular guys. Im handsome, athletic, smart and have a bubbly personality. Im just an all around nice guy! My adoption fee is $15 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Fill Your Empty Nest adoption promotion. Hello, my name is Donatello. Im a 4-month-old neutered male brown tabby domestic short hair. Im not an famous sculptor or a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. I am a terribly cute kitten, though. I promise to provide loads of companionship and tons of entertainment... so how about making me a part of your family? 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. Donatello ID# 591046 Leroy ID# 592125 PAWS A 6-month-old kitten named Sporty needs a home. She is a spayed, silver tiger stripe girl who loves to cuddle. She was found on the east end of Sanibel behind the Sporty Sea Horse shop (hence the name). She has been boarded at the vets office, so she is so ready to get into a real home. If you would like to adopt Sporty, call Pam at PAWS of Sanibel at 4724823. Sporty




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