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Island Sun News Sanibel 07.31.2015
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VOL. 23, NO. 6
SANIBEL
& CAPTIVA
ISLANDS,
FLORIDA
Sanibel
& Captiva
Islands
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JULY/AUGUST SUNRISE/SUNSET: 31 6:53 • 8:17
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JULY 31, 2015
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Panther Baseball Alumni
Club Fishing Tourney Returns
Volunteers from last year’s tournament
photos provided by Chris Davison
by Jeff Lysiak
W
ith only two weeks before the 4th annual Panther Baseball Alumni Club
Fishing Tournament returns to the waters of Southwest Florida, organizers
are gearing up for their biggest fundraiser yet.
This year’s fishing tournament will be staged on Saturday, August 15 at Doc Ford’s
Rum Bar & Grille, located at 708 Fisherman’s Wharf on Fort Myers Beach. The honor
start begins at 7 a.m. and the post-tournament weigh-in scales will be open from 2 to 4
p.m.
Like any successful fundraiser, a lot of work went into planning the first event, held
back in 2012.
“The fishing tournament was originated out of a need, as the Panther Baseball
Alumni Club’s main fundraising event used to be a Casino Night,” said Chris Davison,
general manager of Sanibel’s Island Inn and co-founder of the fishing tournament. “The
Casino Night’s popularity was fading, so the club needed a new keystone event.”
Davison and several other of the Panther Baseball Alumni Club board members had
participated in fishing tournaments, so the idea of trying to execute this event was not
entirely overwhelming.
Promoting this year’s Panther Baseball Alumni Club Fishing Tournament are, from left,
Jonathon Rufener and Erik Hamm of Team Island Inn with event organizers Justin Lee and
Chris Davison
“Thankfully, it was a great success and we are now on to our fourth year,” added
Davison.
This year’s schedule of events includes a captain’s meeting on Friday, August 14 at
6:30 p.m. at Doc Ford’s. One team member from each participating group of anglers
must attend. Food, soft drinks, long-sleeve T-shirts and tournament materials will be
provided.
Following the tournament, participants will have dinner at Doc Ford’s, which includes
soft drinks and two drink tickets for all anglers. Awards, raffles, prizes and a 50/50
drawing will be held during dinner.
“The fishing tournament has really grown over the last four years and, thanks to our
wonderful sponsors and volunteers, it continues to get bigger and better,” said Davison.
“It’s really become an event that many in the fishing community look forward to, as our
venue sponsor Doc Ford’s on Fort Myers Beach really knows how to put on a party!
Prizes and raffle items have only grown and we always have a surprise giveaway for all
the fishermen and women the day of the tournament.”
The entry fee is $250 for up to three people on the boat, additional anglers are $65
each. The first place winners will receive $3,000, second place gets $1,000 and third
place gets $500. Other cash prizes include $250 for fifth, 10th, 15th and 20th place.
continued on page 3
Skull Found Near Wulfert
Road May Be Remains Of Calusa
According to sources, since the state determined the discovery was connected to
Native American burial grounds, which are protected by law, development at the site
could be halted.
by Jeff Lysiak
Sanibel CERT Looking For Volunteers
O
n Monday, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office closed the books regarding an
investigation into a human skull found on Sanibel Island late last week.
According to the Florida Department of State, who took possession of the
artifact, the discovery likely comes from a Native American burial ground.
The skull, found by biologist David Mason on July 23, may be the remains of a
Calusa Indian, the earliest inhabitants of Southwest Florida. Mason was in an area near
Wulfert Road, removing gopher tortoises from a 76-acre property owned by the Sanibel
Bayous Development Corporation. A residential development has been planned for the
site.
During the latter portion of Tuesday’s planning commission meeting, the subject was
brought up by commissioner John Talmage. Jim Jordan, director of planning, explained
that when Mason was digging at the site, he initially thought he had dug up a coconut.
T
he Sanibel CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) is looking for volunteers to participate in upcoming training. The training will consist of eight
aspects of response to emergencies such as hurricanes, tornados and others.
The Sanibel CERT members are members of the community that are willing to help
others in a time of need, when police officers and firefighters are busy with other
aspects of a disaster. CERT members learn first-aid, preparedness and overall safety.
The course will take place over eight weeks, meeting once a week for approximately
two hours a week.
The course takes place at Sanibel Fire Station One on Palm Ridge Road, Wednesday
evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. The course starts on September 9 and runs through
November 4. Contact Assistant Chief Matt Scott at 472-5525 or [email protected]
com if you would like to participate in this training opportunity.
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From page 1
Panther Alumni
Fishing Tourney
“I hope for a fun and safe day for all
the folks involved,” added Davison. “We
have more sponsors and more prizes
than ever before, so I am hoping the fishing community will come out on August
15 and enjoy this wonderful tournament.”
Platinum sponsors include the Island
Inn and Kobrin Builders Supply. Gold
sponsors include Lee Drywall, Olympia
Building Supplies, Rosen Materials,
Renegades Sportswear, L&W Supply
and Allied Building Products Corp.
Silver sponsors include Fowler Marine,
Arnold/Sanders Consulting Engineers,
Micky Franklin’s Tire, Wheel & Repair,
Bailey’s General Store, Cheney Brothers
International, BSSW Architects,
InteractOne, Sanibel Air and Electric,
Whitney’s Bait & Tackle and Doc Ford’s
Rum Bar & Grille. Bronze sponsors
include Dixie Buick GMC, Sanibel Glass
& Mirror, Grabber Construction Products,
Spalding’s Flood Zone Restoration, Metro
Scales & Systems, Benchmark General
Contractors, The Goodz – Fort Myers
Concierge Wealthcare
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to all aspects of your financial well-being.
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For more information about the tournament, including event rules, visit www.
pantherbaseballalumni.org/anglers/. For
sponsorship opportunities, contact Chris
Davison at 247-4161 or [email protected]; Rick Little at 980-4668
or [email protected]; or Justin
Lee at 872-4138 or [email protected]
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ISLAND SUN - JULY 31, 2015
Island Seniors At
The Center 4 Life
M
eet your friends and make some
new ones 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 currently accepting donations of clean,
gently used items. All items are tax
deductible. Bring them to the Center 4
Life Monday through Friday between 8
a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Please, no books,
clothes, shoes, computers or old 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 [email protected]
or contact the Center 4 Life.
The featured book for Wednesday,
August 12 is Mystic River by Dennis
Lehane.
Bring your lunch and watch the
movie at 12:30 p.m., followed by a discussion on the book and movie at 2:30
p.m.
Friday Collage Classes with Bea
Pappas – July 31, August 7, 14, 21
and 28, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Pappas
teaches an easy approach to collage,
both figurative and abstract. Collage
can be worked from torn magazines,
found papers like book pages or handmade papers. Collage artists: bring a
pint of fluid matte premium, scissors,
papers, magazines and substrates (substrates can be watercolor paper, canvas,
canvas board or mat board). Members
are $15, non-members are $20. Call
the center to sign up.
Sunset Social on the Causeway
– Tuesday, August 25, 6:30 p.m. Enjoy
an evening relaxing and watching the
sunset with friends. Meet on the causeway. Bring a dish to share and your
beach chair. Contact the center if you
are interested in participating and for
directions to the viewing area (weather
permitting).
Sawgrass Mills Shopping –
Wednesday, September 2. Grab a
couple of your friends and do a little
pre-holiday shopping. The trip includes
round trip transportation and coupon book to the outlet mall. Depart
from Fort Myers location at 7:30 a.m.
Seating is limited. Register at the center
to reserve your spot.
Games
Bridge – Monday and Wednesday at
12:30 p.m. Cost is $2.50 for members
and $5 for non-members. Prizes will be
awarded.
Mahjongg – Thursday at 12:30
p.m. Cost is $2.50 for members and $5
for non-members. Prizes are awarded.
Tuesday Kayaking – August 4 and
18 (weather permitting) at 8:30 a.m.
There is space for 16 people on eight
two-person kayaks and limited space for
those who own their own kayaks. Island
Seniors 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.
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Fitness Classes
Classes are available and all ages are
welcome. Cost is $3.75 for members
and $6.75 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. Athletic footwear
required. 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. Athletic
footwear required. 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. Athletic footwear required.
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, call 472-5743
or stop by 2401 Library Way.
Help FISH Keep The
Food Pantry Stocked
A
s summer continues, the FISH food pantry always sees an increase in
demand. “Many have their hours cut back because the off-season need for
employees decreases. That, combined with the fact that children are out of
school, brings more clients to our Food Pantry to fill the gap,” said Maggi Feiner,
FISH president and CEO. “The demand for the food pantry is much higher in the
summer months, and we find it difficult to keep it well stocked during this time.”
Anyone wishing to help is welcome to bring food items to the walk-in center,
Bailey’s General Store or Bank of the Islands. The food pantry is particularly in
need of canned fruit, mayonnaise, cereal, ketchup, juice, “kid friendly” snacks and
Boost and Ensure drinks. FISH also accepts unopened non-food items such as
soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, paper towels, toilet paper, laundry detergent, cleaning products, pet food, sun block, etc.
The food pantry can stock frozen and refrigerated items such as meats, fish,
vegetables, fruits, dairy products and juices, and is always in need of dairy products, particularly milk. These items need to be brought to the walk-in center during
their hours of operation: Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The FISH
Walk-in-Center is located at 2430-B Periwinkle Way.
“We are always grateful for the support of our fellow islanders,” said Feiner.
“Their generous donations always make a difference in the lives of people who
benefit from FISH and the Food Pantry.”
For more information, visit www.fishofsancap.org.
Florida Governor, First Lady
To Be Honored
T
he Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida (FWFF) announced that Florida
Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott will be honored at this year’s
annual BlueGreen event, to be held on November 14 in Weston.
“Governor Scott has been instrumental in helping develop a strong connection
between fish and wildlife conservation and traditional outdoor activities like hunting
and especially fishing,” said Rodney Barreto, chairman of FWFF. “And our First
Lady Ann is an outdoors enthusiast in her own right, dedicated to getting our kids
outdoors. Together they provide leadership for effective conservation and youth
engagement in Florida.”
“This year marks our fourth BlueGreen Event thanks to our generous host FWC
Commissioner ‘Alligator’ Ron Bergeron and his fabulous Green Glades Ranch.
Everybody just loves being a cowboy. The great location combined with the support
of the outdoors industry and Florida’s conservation groups has helped us create a
premier fundraising event for kids and conservation in Florida,” Barreto added.
Governor Scott and First Lady Ann Scott will be officially honored during the 4th
annual BlueGreen event. This will be the chance to meet, greet and make strong
connections with others who share the same Florida conservation vision, and have
the means and abilities to make the vision a reality.
“It is a pleasure to work with Rick and Ann Scott. Their love for our state and
business-like approach enable them to have a major impact on the future of Florida.
We are proud to honor them at our BlueGreen event,” Barreto concluded.
For more information, visit wildlifefoundationofflorida.com.
ISLAND SUN - JULY 31, 2015
Audrey Chiaradio
Ann Bischoff and Rita McLain
Jim Storer
Sanibel-Captiva Art League
Art League’s
Summer Exhibit
Michael Moukios
O
ur islands offer extensive comfort
and creative challenges to the
artists who visit and live here. The
hourly color variations of the sky, gulf,
beach and bay are expressed in the watercolors, acrylics, oils and digital imagery
by Sanibel-Captiva Art League members
while they paint in their own studios, at
the weekly paint-out or at workshops.
Their work includes over 50 paintings
in a variety of subjects and media and
can be viewed in the Annual Members’
Summer Exhibit in the Sanibel Public
Library, 770 Dunlop Road. The library
staff extends an invitation to residents
and visitors to visit and see the variety
of permanent and on-loan displays
located throughout the library. The
newly-enlarged library has much to offer,
including a large selection of books,
CD’s, DVD’s and periodicals as well as
computer, Internet and eBook availability.
For San-Cap Art League information about seasonal exhibits, meetings
and weekly outdoor painting and portrait
workshops, write to P.O. Box 1192,
Sanibel FL 33957 or log on to www.
sancapart.com.
Neil Glaser
Kathy Taylor
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ISLAND SUN - JULY 31, 2015
ABWA Outright Scholarship receipent Kim
Nyugen
ABWA Announces
Outright Grant
Winner, Officers
A
t the July meeting of the American
Business Women’s Association
(ABWA) Sanibel-Captiva Charter
Chapter, awarded this year’s ABWA
Outright Grant to Kim Nyugen, a student
enrolled at Florida Gulf Coast University.
At FGCU, she was awarded Best Presentation for a capstone course in business
strategy. She made the Dean’s List three
years straight, carrying a high GPA. After
ABWA 2015-16 board officers Stacy Gerhart, Mary Bondurant, Kelly Laired and Marletta Short
graduating, she is planning to get her
master’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in management
from Florida Gulf Coast University. Her
five-year plan is to attend an Ivy League
University to attain her PhD in Quality
Management.
Currently, Nyugen is employed at
Pyure Brands as their Ecommerce and
Customer Service Manager. Besides educating consumers on Pyure Brands products, she also has improved their systems
and software to streamline processes. She
has established philanthropic organizations within the company to donate at
least 1 to 2 percent of the company’s
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nother large crowd brought a great
assortment of potluck dishes to
The Community House on July
22 when guest speaker Nikki Rood of
the Sanibel Sprout made three easy and
nutritious salads. She also explained the
need for healthier foods to be prepared
with love and joy. Everyone went home
with new recipes and a new appreciation
of how good vegan foods can be.
ISLAND SUN - JULY 31, 2015
Preschool And
Playground
Go Together
S
ummit Christian Preschool
at Sanibel Community
Church has added new
mulch and playground equipment in preparation for the
preschool starting on Monday,
August 31. VPK is free for fouryear-olds. For information about
registration, contact Director
Leslie Celestin at 482-7007.
SUMMER SHOW at STRAUSS THEATER
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T
he Sanibel Recreation
Center will be holding a Summer Youth
Volleyball Clinic from August
Gretta Livermon learns how to swing all by herself at
17 through 20. The clinic is
for boys and girls entering sixth Summit Christian Preschool
through eighth grade in the fall.
Participants will learn skills such as passing, setting, serving and other fundamentals.
Clinic hours are Monday through Thursday, 5 to 7 p.m., in the Sanibel Recreation
Center gymnasium.
The fee is $31.50 per child for Sanibel Recreation Center members and $42 per
child for non-members. Players will receive a shirt. For more information, contact the
Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345.
The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily,
weekly, semi-annual and annual memberships are available. For more information, visit
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ISLAND SUN - JULY 31, 2015
Preparing to begin the first Bubble Soccer match of the afternoon
Bubble Soccer Scores
With Summer Campers
by Jeff Lysiak
A
n activity best described as “bumper cars meets classic soccer,” youngsters
participating in the Sanibel Recreation Center’s Summer Camp experienced
the latest sports craze – Bubble Soccer.
The athletic endeavor is fairly self-explanatory: A traditional game of soccer is taken
to a higher level of hilarity when players climb into gigantic clear plastic inflatable
spheres.
“When you get into the bubble, make sure you hold onto the handles,” said Valorie
Pari, owner of SWFL Bubble Soccer, offering instructions to the young campers. “It
kinda feels like you’re on a rollercoaster.”
Macy Jenrath climbs into her bubble
DJ Jenkins enjoyed his first Bubble Soccer
experience
Valorie Pari, right, of SWFL Bubble Soccer oversees a game last week at the Sanibel
Recreation Center, where players spend as much time rolling around on the ground as
they do chasing the ball
photos by Jeff Lysiak
The fourth and fifth grade group was the first to try their hand at Bubble Soccer at
the rec center on July 24. And while a good time was apparently had by all, the players spent nearly as much time rolling around on the gymnasium floor as they did chasing the ball and scoring goals.
And, of course, bouncing into one another… laughing all the while.
“Let’s see how they do with this,” Dave DeFonzo, youth program coordinator at
the rec center, told his camp counselors-in-training prior to the start of the first match.
“If you see anybody struggling to get up, just jump in and help them out.”
But throughout each of the half dozen games played last week, all of the children
appeared to be having a bouncy good time.
ISLAND SUN - JULY 31, 2015
DEP Now Accepting
Grant Applications
American
Legion Post 123
B
n Sunday, August 2, American
Legion Post 123 is having a
Mexican Fiesta from 1 to 8 p.m.
The menu features tacos, fajitas, nachos
and other selections. On Tuesdays, soft
shell and deep fried tacos are served all
day.
Nine-ball pool tournaments are played
every Monday starting at 5 p.m.
“Hump day” specials are served all day
eginning August 3, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection
will accept fiscal year 2016-17 applications for the Florida Recreation
Development Assistance Program (FDRAP). FRDAP is a state-competitive
grant program that provides financial assistance to local governmental entities for
the development or acquisition of land for public outdoor recreation. Completed
applications must be postmarked on or before August 14, 2015, and incomplete
applications will not be accepted.
All county governments and incorporated municipalities in Florida are eligible to
apply, as is any legally constituted local governmental entity with the responsibility to
provide outdoor recreational sites and facilities for public use. The maximum allowable
grant request is $200,000. The department may revise an applicant’s request based
on the availability of program funds. Grant awards are contingent upon appropriation
by the Florida Legislature.
“FRDAP grants provide opportunities to expand and improve local parks in
communities around the state,” said Bryan Bradner, director of DEP’s Office of
Operations. “We encourage governmental entities to enhance their public outdoor recreation by applying for these grants.”
At the close of the submission cycle, eligible applications are evaluated by the
department and assigned a final score. Based on the scores, the department submits a
recommended priority list to the Florida Legislature for funding consideration.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s principal environmental agency, created to protect, conserve and manage Florida’s environment and
natural resources. The department enforces federal and state environmental laws, protects Florida’s air and water quality, cleans up pollution, regulates solid waste management, promotes pollution prevention, and acquires environmentally sensitive lands for
preservation. The agency also maintains a statewide system of parks, trails and aquatic
preserves.
For more information, log on to www.dep.state.fl.us.
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Looking For
Volunteers
T
he Sanibel CERT (Community
Emergency Response Team) is
looking for volunteers to participate in upcoming training. The training
will consist of eight aspects of response
to emergencies such as hurricanes, tornados and others. The Sanibel CERT
members are members of the community that are willing to help others in a
time of need, when our police officers
and firefighters are busy with other
aspects of a disaster. CERT members
learn first-aid, preparedness and overall
safety. The course will take place over
eight weeks, meeting once a week for
approximately two hours a week.
The course takes place at Sanibel
Fire Station One on Palm Ridge Road,
Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. The
course starts on September 9 and runs
through November 4. Contact Assistant
Chief Matt Scott at 472-5525 or [email protected]
sanibelfire.com if you would like to participate in this training opportunity.
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on Wednesdays.
On Fridays, 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.
If you have a flag that needs to be
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Hours are Monday through Saturday
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noon to 9 p.m.
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ISLAND SUN - JULY 31, 2015
INSIDE CITY HALL
Commissioners Approve
Pavers For Historical Village
by Jeff Lysiak
D
uring Tuesday’s planning commission meeting, a Certificate Of
Appropriateness was granted for the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village,
which had requested permission to replace the existing wooden walkways
with pervious brick pavers located throughout the facility.
According to the application, the museum’s plans were reviewed by the Sanibel
Historical Preservation Committee at the July 2 meeting. The committee concluded
that the subject plans met the criteria for a Certificate Of Appropriateness and recommended that the planning commission approve the certificate.
Asked by the commission why the facility was seeking to replace its wooden walkways, Karl Rodman, president of the museum’s board of directors, responded that one
factor was the desire to establish consistency with the brick pavers located near the
entrance of the village. He also noted that safety was a concern.
“If you noticed, our walkways are slightly raised and have 2x4’s along the edges
to prevent wheelchairs from rolling off,” said Rodman. “However, we have had some
people trip over it.”
Following a brief presentation from city planner Roy Gibson, who noted seven recommended conditions in granting the Certificate of Appropriateness, commissioners
voted unanimously in favor of the application.
In other business, a variance that will allow an addition to be constructed at a
Southwinds Drive residence – required due to the addition being closer than 50 feet
from the centerline of the roadway – was awarded final approval.
The home owned by Mark and Bethany Rees – located at 240 Southwinds Drive
– proposes to be expanded with a 12-foot by 6-foot addition at the front of the residence. The couple wants to convert an existing bathroom into two smaller bathrooms
so that the two adjoining bedrooms can have separate bathrooms.
Commissioners voted 6 to 0 in favor of the application on June 9.
Also on Tuesday, a development permit application to construct a new single-family
residence – including an elevated swimming pool and deck – within the Butterknife
subdivision was approved. The property is located at 2337 Starfish Lane.
Because the proposed elevated swimming pool and deck are higher than seven
feet above predevelopment grade, the application was required to be reviewed by the
planning commission as a long-form permit application pursuant to the standards and
procedures set forth within the Sanibel Code of Ordinances.
According to city planner Benjamin Pople, planning staff recommended approval
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of the application subject to 18 conditions, including a number of Upland Wetlands
Ecological Zone and “AE” flood zone-specific conditions as well as:
• The height of the deck for the proposed elevated swimming pool and spa shall
not exceed an elevation of +13.50 feet NAVD.
• The wall height of the screen enclosure shall not exceed the height of the elevated
living level of the residence, and the overall height of the screen enclosure shall not
exceed the height of the principal structure’s roof.
• A landscaped vegetation screen shall be installed and permanently maintained to
effectively buffer the proposed residence and elevated pool from adjacent properties
and West Gulf Drive.
Commissioner John Talmage asked Pople if any correspondence had been received
by the city regarding the proposed development. “We have received no communications, either positive or negative, regarding this application,” said Pople, who noted
that the public hearing had been advertised three times.
After several other commissioners weighed in with their thoughts, architect Edgar
Burton – representing property owners Kenneth and Alice Piech – was asked if his
clients had agreed with all of the conditions recommended by the planning department
staff.
“They do accept these conditions,” said Burton. “They want to be in compliance
with everything.”
Commissioner Tom Krekel made a motion to approve the application, which was
seconded by Jason Maughan before being formally approved, 6 to 0.
FISH Offering Credit
Rebuilding Workshop
F
ISH of Sanibel-Captiva, working with Cheryl McConahy, manager of Fifth
Third Bank, is offering a complimentary workshop for those who wish to
build or rebuild their credit. The workshop will be held at the FISH Walk-In
Center, located at 2430 Periwinkle Way, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday August
11. Those in attendance will learn how to deal with debt related issues and begin
rebuilding or correcting their credit report.
The workshop will cover debt collection issues, reducing debt, bankruptcy as an
option, Fair Credit Reporting Act, how to get your free credit report, Chapter 7 vs.
Chapter 13 bankruptcy, foreclosure and other topics.
McConahy, who deals with credit issues every day, will be available to speak oneon-one about participants’ particular credit issues. For more information or to RSVP,
contact Christine Swiersz or Jessi Zeigler of FISH, at 472-4775.
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ISLAND SUN - JULY 31, 2015
Councilman Donates
Remaining Campaign
Funds To CHR
F
ollowing his re-election to the Sanibel City
Council, Councilman Jim Jennings donated
the remainder of his campaign funds to island
nonprofit organizations including CHR (Community
Housing and Resources). CHR Board President
Richard Johnson attended the July 21 city council
meeting to publicly thank Councilman Jennings for
his donation.
“Councilman Jennings did something a little
unusual in that he had a few dollars left over from his
latest campaign and he moved that money over to
the treasury for Community Housing and Resources,”
Johnson said during public comment. “Jim, we thank
you for that. We appreciate it very much.”
Ultimately, Jennings’ donation was a symbol of his
longstanding desire to give back to his community.
“It was a very nice situation to be in where the
whole community comes together to help get me
re-elected and I do appreciate it and want to thank
you openly,” said Jennings, who is also the city council’s CHR liaison. In that role, he keeps the council
apprised of CHR’s activities and assists CHR with its
city business. Past CHR liaisons include Kevin Ruane,
Doug Congress, Mick Denham and Dr. Steven Brown.
Community Housing and Resources, Inc. is a
501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is dedicated to
providing affordable housing for families and individuals who work full-time on Sanibel and for long-time or
disabled residents of Sanibel. For more information,
visit SanibelCHR.org or call 472-1189. Donations and
contributions to CHR are tax deductible.
CHR Board President Richard Johnson with Councilman Jim
Jennings.
1975 Periwinkle Way
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ISLAND SUN - JULY 31, 2015
Congratulations To The Islands’ 2015 High School Graduates
Aleczander Michael Suarez
Bishop Verot High School
Ken and LeAne Suarez
Florida State University
Tricia Garmager
Cypress Lake Center For The Arts
Patty and Tim Garmager
University of Central Florida
Gina Rose Radicchi
Cypress Lake Center For The Arts
Antoinette Radicchi
and the late William Radicchi
Florida Gulf Coast University
Cameron James Underwood
Cypress Lake High School
Randall and Tracy Underwood
Full Sail University
Jonathan Skaggs
Evangelical Christian School
Ruth Ann and Michael Skaggs
Samford University
Austin Andersen
Fort Myers High School
Tammie Andersen
Florida Gulf Coast University
Christopher Arundel
Fort Myers High School
Chris and Lorin Arundel
United States Marine Corps
Dana Congress
Fort Myers High School
Scot and Melissa Congress
University of Florida
Joshua Congress
Fort Myers High School
Melanie and Doug Congress
Georgia Tech
ISLAND SUN - JULY 31, 2015
Congratulations To The Islands’ 2015 High School Graduates
Kelsey Congress
Fort Myers High School
Melanie and Doug Congress
University of Florida
James Dowling
Fort Myers High School
Jim and Marina Dowling
Florida State University
Genevieve Horton
Fort Myers High School
David And Diane Horton
University of Florida
Andres “Andy” Perez
Fort Myers High School
Rafael Perez
and the late Marian Garcia Perez
Florida State University
Will Sitton
Fort Myers High School
Brad and Cindy Sitton
University of Florida
Casey Wexler
Fort Myers High School
Arlene Dillon and Dan Wexler
American University
If you would like
to be included
in our
Graduation Pages,
email the following
information to:
[email protected]
Kirkley R. Williams III
Fort Myers High School
Lisa and Kirk Williams
Auburn University
Casey Durand
South Fort Myers High School
John and Renae Durand
United States Marine Corps
● your name and photo
● name of high school
● names of your parents
● school you will be
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ISLAND SUN - JULY 31, 2015
OBITUARY
RUTH LOUISE GUESS
uth Louise Guess, 83, of Sanibel
and formerly of Bloomington, Illinois, went home to our Heavenly
Father on July 19, 2015. She was born
in Maywood, Illinois, beloved daughter
of Helen and Grant Hodgskiss. Ruth was
raised in Maywood, a suburb of Chicago,
graduating from Maywood High School
in 1949 and Illinois Wesleyan University
in Bloomington, Illinois in 1953. She was
a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority
chapter.
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She married Jack Guess on January 8,
1954, then devoted her life to being an
example of a Godly, patient mother raising her five children in Bloomington. To
be near her children and grandchildren,
she moved to Sanibel in 1994, and traveled to those not in Florida. An active
member of Sanibel Community Church,
she was a loving, prayerful, giving, kind
servant of the Lord. She was involved in
various volunteer and charity organizations and groups throughout her life,
including Home League, Salvation Army,
PEO Chapter FV, 4-H, Girl Scouts, Cub
Scouts, Sweet Adeline’s and Women’s
Barbershoppers. She was everything that
a mother could be. She was a good friend
to all, being soft spoken, she displayed
abundant grace with a kind, listening ear.
Everyone she met recognized that she
personified God’s love and compassion.
She is survived by her sister Dorothy
(Bob) Luening of Wisconsin, her children
Gregg (Lisa) Guess of Florida, Natalie
(Phil) Fisher of Florida, Sandra (Richard)
Forbis of Florida, and David (Sue) Guess
of Florida as well as 14 grandchildren and
two great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her dear son, Ronald Guess of
Illinois.
Memorial services will be held Sunday,
August 2 at Sanibel Community Church
at 2 p.m. As per her wishes, in lieu
of flowers, please donate to Sanibel
Community Church.
For online condolences, visit www.
legacyoptionsllc.com.
Churches/ Temples
ANNUNCIATION GREEK
ORTHODOX CHURCH:
8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers
Reverend Dr. Elias Bouboutsis. Orthros
Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy
Sunday 10 a.m. Fellowship Programs,
Greek School, Sunday School, Bible Study
www.orthodox-faith.com, 481-2099
BAT YAM-TEMPLE OF THE ISLANDS:
The Reform Congregation of Bat Yam
Temple of the Islands meets for Friday
night services at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship
Hall of the Sanibel Congregational United
Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way.
Rabbi Myra Soifer. For information call
President Martin Pokedoff at 239-395-2544.
CAPTIVA CHAPEL BY THE SEA:
The Reverend George E. Morris
Services every Sunday 11 a.m. through
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.
SANIBEL FELLOWSHIP, sbc
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.
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SANIBEL CONGREGATIONAL
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST:
2050 Periwinkle Way 472-0497
The Reverend Dr. John H. Danner, Sr.
Pastor. The Reverend Deborah Kunkel,
Associate Pastor. 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 Reverend Christopher Senk,
Saturday Vigil Mass 5 p.m., Sunday Mass
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:
5 p.m. Saturday Eucharist, 9:30 a.m
Sunday Eucharist, 9:30 a.m. Sunday
School, 9 a.m. Tuesday Morning Prayer, 9
a.m. Wednesday Healing Eucharist, 6 p.m.
First Wednesdays Prayer and Potluck.
472-2173, www.saintmichaels-sanibel.org
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 member’s home on the third Sunday of each
month. For more information call 433-4901
or email [email protected]
Read us online at
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Shoppers wait for the Noah’s Ark door to open for Bag Day business
Bag Day At Noah’s Ark
T
he Noah’s Ark annual Bag Day will take place on Friday, August 14 from 9:30
to 11:30 a.m. Customers may buy marked bags in the parking lot for $4 each,
fill them with store goods, and walk away with as many items as the bags will
carry.
Any items that don’t fit in the bag are 80 percent off the regular price. Deep price
reductions are also available in the days leading up to Bag Day. Bag Day marks the
end of summer season for the Ark, which – after August 14 – is closed for cleaning
and repair.
Noah’s Ark, in operation for more than 50 years, is managed by the women of St.
Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church. Outreach support to those in need continues to be a priority of St. Michael’s, and the proceeds from Noah’s Ark, coupled with
monies from the parish’s annual budget, goes out to more than 25 local, regional and
global charities and agencies. A few of these include Habitat For Humanity, FISH,
the Harry Chapin Food Bank, Voices For Kids, El Hogar Honduras School, Human
Trafficking Awareness and Interfaith Action of Southwest Florida.
On Friday, October 2, Noah’s Ark reopens for business Tuesdays and Fridays from
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. In November, the winter season’s full schedule resumes,
open weekdays and the first Saturday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Noah’s Ark does not take donations between August 14 and September 1. On
September 1 and thereafter, donations are accepted – and appreciated. The Ark staff
and St. Michael and All Angels Church extend heartfelt thanks to all donors who help
to make the Ark’s charitable mission a continuing success.
Noah’s Ark is located behind St. Michael and All Angels Church, 2304 Periwinkle
Way on Sanibel. For more information, call 472-3356.
FISH Food Drive Under Way
I
n an effort to help FISH of SANCAP restock its Food Pantry with much needed
supplies, Comfort Keepers of Fort Myers is holding a food drive from July 28
through August 11. Currently, there are six drop off locations around the islands:
• Wells Fargo Bank, located at 2407 Palm Ridge Road
• San-Cap Medical Center, located at 4301 Sanibel-Captiva Road
• Dunavant Medical Group, located at 695 Tarpon Bay Road, Suite 2
• Sanibel Wellness, located at 16680 McGregor Blvd #2
• Center 4 Life, located at 2401 Library Way
• Island Pharmacy, located at 2330 Palm Ridge Road
“Comfort Keepers has been a great partner to our organization, offering in-home
care services for our clients over many years,” said Christine Swiersz, LCSW, FISH
Program Director. “We are very grateful to them for organizing this food drive, and we
extend our sincere gratitude for their help.”
For more information, contact Lisa Armstrong of Comfort Keepers at 590-8999.
Genealogical Society To Meet
T
he public is welcome to attend the Lee County Genealogical Society, Inc. meeting on Thursday, August 20. The meeting will take place at the Cypress Lakes
Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, located at 8260 Cypress Lake Drive in
Fort Myers. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.
Members will share various experiences and discoveries in their genealogical quests
and some of their Aha! moments. David Nelson will discuss What’s In A Name?
Andrea Perisho will share about Connecting With The Homeland and Joan Havens
with talk on the subject A Historical Faith Journey.
A business meeting begins at 1 p.m. followed by refreshments and the program.
Visit Shirley’s table, Rea’s information table, or network with members.
For more information, visit www.LCGSFL.org or call Carol at 567-2686.
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Shell Of The Week
Sunray Venus
by José H. Leal,
PhD, The BaileyMatthews National
Shell Museum
Science Director &
Curator
T
he sunray
venus clam,
Macrocallista
nimbosa (Lightfoot,
1786), is one of
the most attractive
members of a very diverse family of
bivalve mollusks, the Veneridae. Sunray
venus clams have shells that vary in
color from salmon-pink to brown to
grayish-blue. The “sunray” pattern on
the valves is always asymmetrical, i.e,
one valve is not a mirror image of the
other. A prized shellfish item, the species is being farmed in captivity in parts
of Southwest Florida, including Pine
Island in Lee County. It is not uncommon for shellers to find paired valves of
the species along the back bays of Lee
County, in areas where the bottom is a
nice mix of sand and mud. During a recent, clear-water paddleboard excursion
at high tide along the beautiful stretch
Shells of sunray venus clams, Macrocallista nimbosa, including a group found by the author
near Bunche Beach in Fort Myers
photos by José H. Leal
between Bunche Beach and the Sanibel
Causeway, I found a treasure trove of
paired sunray venus clam shells. Some
of those are shown in the image to the
right. Learn more about sunray venus
clams at http://shellmuseum.org/shells/
southwest-florida-shells/macrocallistanimbosa.
Shell Museum Events
Daily Island Inn Morning Beach
Walks (Advance booking required):
Join our marine biologist for a beach
walk near Island Inn on Sanibel. Walks
depart daily from the Island Inn lobby at
9 a.m. Cost is $10 for adults and $7 for
children, and includes half-off museum
admission. Parking at Island Inn is free
for beach walk participants. Space is
limited; book online at shellmuseum.
org/events or call 395-2233 to make a
reservation. (Current Island Inn guests:
Please book through the Inn).
Daily Tank Talks, 11:30 a.m. and
3:30 p.m.: Our marine biologists offer
insights into the fascinating world of
mollusks.
Monday at 1:30 p.m.: Carolyn’s
Collection – A fun and entertaining
look at gem-quality shells. (Please check
shellmuseum.org to note any schedule
changes)
Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.: Shell Bingo: –
Learning has never been so fun!
Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.: Midday
Tank Talk with a marine biologist.
Thursday at 1:30 p.m.: Shell ID
Clinic – Bring in your mystery finds for
identification from an expert.
Friday at 1:30 p.m.: Marine-themed
Arts & Crafts – Create art and take it
home with you.
Saturday at 1:30 p.m.: Sanibel Shells
– Discover the look, feel and subtle differences of local shells.
Sunday at 1:30 p.m.: Shell Bingo
The Bailey-Matthews National Shell
Museum is located at 3075 SanibelCaptiva Road. Call 395-2233 or visit
www.shellmuseum.org.
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ISLAND SUN - JULY 31, 2015
Marine Worm Week
At Sanibel Sea School
A flatworm found near the causeway islands
submitted by Leah Biery
I
f there’s one thing Sanibel Sea School campers discovered during Marine Worm
Week, it’s that marine worms are very underappreciated. Marine worms make up
about 90 percent of life on the seafloor, and inhabit nearly every ocean habitat,
from deep-sea vents to mangrove mud. When you take a walk on Sanibel’s beaches, you’re stepping over hundreds of thousands of these fascinating creatures... but
Counselor Nicole Finnicum teaches campers about marine worms
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have you ever stopped to take a closer look?
Last week, our campers did just that. We went digging on nearby mud flats and
turned over rocks in search of as many worms as we could find. We uncovered bristle
worms, polychaete worms and flatworms, and collected worm casings to build our
own mobiles. We even acted like worms while we ran through a marine worm obstacle
course.
Our tribe of worm enthusiasts also met up for a magical moonlit worm walk at
Bunche Beach one evening, which was a muddy highlight for many. As usual, we
surfed, tied macramé bracelets and enjoyed a Friday afternoon cookout. What a fabulous week – sometimes we love studying the tiniest creatures most!
Sanibel Sea School is a 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to improve the ocean’s
future, one person at a time. We offer summer camp programs for kids ages 4 to 18.
For more information, visit www.sanibelseaschool.org.
To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
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New Opportunities at
Shell Point
Series
The public is invited and many of these events are
!
Shell Point’s Life Enrichment Series offers the opportunity to discover new things about yourself and the
world you live in. Concerts, presentations, lectures, shows, special events, and more!
explore imagine laugh learn play create inspire
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Aug 25 Summer
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Concert Series:
Woodworks at 7:30pm.
Move to Assisted Living? at 10am.
Learn the top 10 signs that indicate when you
should consider making a move to assisted
living during this presentation by healthcare
marketing specialist McKenzie Millis. Gain
a better understanding of the differences
between independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing
care. Call (239) 454-2077 to reserve your place.
Aug 13 Southwest Florida
Symphony at 7:30pm. Southwest Florida
Symphony presents the works of two
composers who found inspiration in the
earth’s life cycle in their respective parts of the
world: Baroque-era Italian composer Antonio
Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, and 20th century
Argentine tango composer Astor Piazzolla’s
The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. Tickets are
$25, and can be purchased online at www.
shellpoint.org/concerts or by calling (239) 454-2067.
Founded by Thomas Suta, it
incorporates a percussionist,
four marimba instrumentalists, and a talented vocalist into a wellrounded musical program. Enjoy traditional Mexican music, Sousa
marches, and even a Joplin rag, as well as popular and classical
favorites. Tickets are $20, and can be purchased online at www.
shellpoint.org/concerts or by calling (239) 454-2067.
FREE
Aug 27 Worried About A Parent? Here’s
What You Need to Know.
at 6pm. Let McKenzie Millis, Shell Point’s
assisted living expert, provide you with a
crash course. This presentation will provide
you with a better understanding of
assisted living, who would benefit
from it, and what to look for when
starting your search. Call (239)
454-2077 to reserve your place.
*Please note: If you are unable to attend a class that includes a fee, kindly give 24 hours notice to receive a refund.
Visit www.shellpoint.org/LES for full listings of this month’s events!
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Shell Point is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway.
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ISLAND SUN - JULY 31, 2015
Family Fishing
Fun Continues
by Capt. Matt
Mitchell
M
ore rainy
days again
this week
did not make getting out on the
water impossible,
though there were
certainly some
days that the wet
weather caused
trips to be rescheduled. Generally there
was not much lightning with these often
fast-moving storms, although occasional
heavy downpours sent us running for
cover. These cloudy rainy conditions did
bring cooler temperatures and a very
noticeable lack of boat traffic on the
water.
This time of year, the majority of my
clients are families, where a fresh fish dinner is more often than not all part of the
day’s plan on the water. To get this done,
I start my day off by filling the livewell full
of shiners. Surprisingly for how hot our
water temperature is, these shiners have
been easy to catch, with it only taking
a few throws to black out the well. For
non-stop action to catch a wide variety of
species, nothing has been a better choice
for bait than shiners.
After picking up my clients, I like
to start off the day by mangrove fishing. Pulling up on a shoreline, I start
the buffet rolling by chumming with a
few scoops of live shiners. This quickly
gets anglers attention as you can visually
watch fish blowing up on the bait as they
chase them around, eating them right off
the surface. Casting free lined shiners on
small 1/0 sized hooks and light 20-pound
fluorocarbon leader quickly got the skunk
out and everyone a few fish. We caught
lots of short snook, mangrove snapper
and jacks on most shorelines with this
technique. Getting enough mangrove
snapper for dinner right out of the gate
takes the pressure off the captain early.
Once this mangrove bite slowed, I
have been moving out onto the flats with
popping corks and shiners. This open
water trout action was better than I have
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he 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
[email protected]; or call 395-1213.
CLEAR YOUR GEAR
It Catches More Than Fish
seen it in months, with
one of every three trout
being caught of keeper
size. Trout fishing is
always a good time as
the floats make for a easy
visual bite for anglers of
any age. Along with the
trout on the flats were
ladyfish, jacks and even
a few more keeper mangrove snapper.
The better flats action
for me this week came
in the four- to six-foot
range, with most flats
in the southern sound
holding keeper-sized
trout. A scoop or two
of chummed live shiners
helped out here in the
open water to fire off
the bite, too. If you could
locate pelicans feeding on
schools of shiners, these
areas on the flats were
the best action.
I really enjoy this
change of pace taking
out summer vacation
family-style fishing trips.
Introducing kids to fishing
and the outdoors with a
good positive experience Mary Laser from Sanibel with a Mangrove snapper dinner
caught while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week
is a high point of my
into happy parents.
job. These trips require
Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing
finding high activity fishing and stopping
local waters since he moved to Sanibel
along the way to enjoy our unique eco
in 1980. He now lives in St. James City
system and marine wildlife. Watching
and works as a back country fishing
clients and their kids getting fired up over
guide. If you have comments or questhe things we take for granted is just
tions, email [email protected]
refreshing. Making kids happy translates
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Get Your Kids Outside And Learning
With The Help Of Lucky The TurfMutt
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arents, are you worried your child is getting a little too much screen time and
not enough learning and sunshine? A real-life rescue dog named Lucky can
help.
Lucky is the TurfMutt, a dog who was rescued from the side of a busy highway.
Now living in a happy home, Lucky is “pawing it forward” by inspiring children to care
for green spaces while learning science. And your child can join the TurfMutt on his
mission to save the planet, one yard at a time.
Designed for children in grades K to 5, the TurfMutt environmental stewardship and
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education program uses a unique cartoon-based story-telling format to make science
accessible, entertaining and engaging for children and their families.
Scholastic Education, the world’s largest education provider, has brought Lucky and
his team of cartoon superheroes – known as The Outdoor Powers – to more than
1 million children in 35,000 classrooms and more than half a million teachers. The
Outdoor Powers, which include Green Ranger, Professor Botany, Water Warrior, the
Oxygenator and Big Rooty, help TurfMutt fight environmental villains like Carbon
Creep, Dust Demon, Dr. Runoff and Heat Freak. TurfMutt and his friends invite children to join them on their adventures and chip in to become good environmental
stewards.
The program website – www.TurfMutt.com – offers take-home sheets and learning
activities for families, interactive games for children and a digital storybook. An online
writing tool also helps children create their own stories. Parents, teachers and homeschoolers can also download lesson plans. Videos offer tips on going green and a blog
shares advice weekly on how improve your yard.
In the backyard science activities, kids can explore how grass keeps water and
air clean and the planet cooler, how plants make rivers and lakes healthier, and how
grass helps to prevent water pollution. The program’s materials are free and aligned
to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) standards for grades K to 5.
They’re also lots of fun.
Liam Ellis of Sewickley, Pennsylvania recently won the TurfMutt Be A Backyard
Superhero contest with a story about TurfMutt.
“I thought it would be a cool thing to do a comic strip because I enjoy reading
those. It was pretty fun,” said Ellis. “[My story] was about how the hillside next to the
parking lot, when it rains, the mud comes off the hills and into the street because we
don’t have much grass to hold (the soil) it in. Also, our field doesn’t have trees so it’s
very hot in the summer. My story shows how you can stop water runoff.”
Funded and managed by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute’s (OPEI) Research
and Education Foundation, the TurfMutt program has been applauded by educators,
youth and families. Since its inception in 2009, the program has reached 38 million students, teachers and families and is listed as a resource on the websites of the
Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Energy, the Outdoors
Alliance for Kids, the Center for Green Schools, and many others.
“Any child can be a backyard superhero, just like Lucky the TurfMutt,” said Kris
Kiser, president and CEO of OPEI and Lucky’s rescuer. “We hope that parents and
children enjoy the online educational materials featuring TurfMutt and his friends. Our
goal is to inspire people to go outside and take care of green spaces, which benefits our
families and communities for generations to come. It’s all about ‘pawing’ it forward.”
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CROW Case Of The Week:
Release Sites Needed
For Native Wildlife
by Patricia Molloy
I
magine watching playful otters frolicking in and
around your pond or seeing adorable little bandits
(i.e., raccoons) scurrying around your property.
With the end of summer just around the corner,
CROW has a large number of healthy babies ready
to return to the wild, but not enough locations on
which they can be legally released.
Most of the babies raised at the clinic from babyhood do not need to be returned to the exact location in which they were found, since they were too
young to have established a territory. Off island is
where space is most needed, as 85 percent of CROW’s patients come
from across the Sanibel Causeway. The clinic currently has a variety of
native birds, Virginia opossums, raccoons and otters that are ready to
return to the wild and establish their own territories.
It takes weeks or months for the babies to mature enough to survive
in the wild. With baby season in full swing, the clinic’s staff, students and
volunteers are working around the clock to feed them.
Only a certain amount of animals can be released on one property
in order to avoid infestation and over-population. If anyone has private
property with a lot of land and would be interested in having wild mammals, birds or turtles released on it, call CROW at 472-3644. The clinic
will review the set of guidelines with property owners to determine if
their place is suitable. Some of the questions include: Is the property
wooded? Is there a pond? Is it safe from free-roaming dogs?
Be a good steward of the environment and help CROW in its efforts
to find a safe haven for our precious native wildlife.
CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a nonprofit 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,
These adorable otters – seen here enjoying a bit of playtime back in March – will soon be old enough to
Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: www.crowclinic.org.
survive on their own. CROW is looking for suitable wild homes for otters, raccoons and opossums.
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Fish Caught
Fish Caught
Alice, Florence and Phoebe Norton
Chris Kronyak
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lice, Florence and Phoebe Norton, visiting from St. Albans, England, caught and
released a 33-inch snook while on a Sea Reed Charter.
hris Kronyak, visiting from Branchville, New Jersey, caught and released a 28inch redfish while on a Sea Reed Charter.
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‘Ding’ Family Film
Series Concludes
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Marlin and his forgetful regal blue tang
fish friend Dory to bring Nemo home.
Along the way, they meet vegetarian
sharks, surfer dude turtles, hypnotic jellyfish, hungry seagulls, and other unforgettable characters.
The one hour and 47 minute children’s film features celebrity voiceovers that include Ellen DeGeneres,
Albert Brooks, Alexander Gould, John
Ratzenberger and Elizabeth Perkins.
Admission is free to the film. Seating
is limited and available on a first-come
basis. Following the film, visitors are
invited to experience the interactive,
family-friendly exhibits in the Visitor &
Education Center.
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Discount Movie Tickets
T
he Island Cinema of Sanibel is offering Sanibel Recreation Center members
discounted movie tickets.
Admission for Sanibel Recreation Center members (adult, senior) will be
$6 including tax (40 percent off regular ticket price). All participating members will
need to show the theater box office a valid discount movie voucher from the Sanibel
Recreation Center. Movie vouchers are available to current recreation center members
and can be picked up at the recreation center front desk.
These feature films are offered through a partnership between the City of Sanibel
Recreation Center and Island Cinema.
Watch the City of Sanibel’s website for movie dates, www.mysanibel.com.
Due to limited capacity in the theater, recreation center members wishing to utilize
this discount are urged to purchase their tickets at the cinema, 535 Tarpon Bay Road,
in advance.
For more information, contact the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0435. The
Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily, weekly,
semi-annual and annual memberships are available.
Hortoons
T
he inaugural “Ding” Darling
Summer Family Film Series ends
its free bi-weekly showings on
Sunday, August 2 with the Disney-Pixar
animated favorite Finding Nemo. A
tie-in kids craft activity will precede the
film, starting at 2 p.m. in the “Ding”
Darling Visitor & Education Center auditorium.
Finding Nemo follows an adventurous young clownfish named Nemo, who
is unexpectedly taken from his Great
Barrier Reef home to a dentist’s office
aquarium. It’s up to his worried father
Kelly and Adam Lewis
A
dam Lewis and his daughter,
Kelley Lewis, from Middleton,
Tennessee were shelling at Blind
Pass on July 27. Adam found a junonia
around 6:30 p.m. about 10 feet out in
the water. Adam said, “Our family has
been vacationing here for the past four
years. We love this area and look forward to coming back every year.”
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Where: Patios, beaches, any
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Shells Found
Shell Found
SCCF Sea Turtle
Nesting Statistics
S
Michael Gillmore
M
ichael Gillmore of Sanibel found
a golden olive while shelling on
the beach in front of the Sundial
Resort on July 23. “I saw the golden
shimmer of it rolling in the low tide
almost up to my feet,” Gillmore said.
Richard, Shelbi and Dana Leach
D
ana, Shelbi and Richard Leach, visiting from Gainesville, found an alphabet
cone, a tulip and a junonia on Lighthouse Beach while staying at Sanibel Inn.
Dana said that the junonia was found while showing a friend how to dig for
shells. Explaning what one looked like, she pulled one out of the water!
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CROW Calendar
Of Events
T
he Clinic for the Rehabilitation of
Wildlife (CROW) has specialty programs available for residents and
visitors. Meet the staff and learn what it
takes to rescue, rehabilitate and release
wildlife in Southwest Florida.
For reservations, contact Rachel
Rainbolt at [email protected] or
472-3644 ext. 229 to register. Hours
are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4
p.m.; closed weekends. CROW is located
at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road.
Friday, July 31, 11 a.m., $5
included with admission – Why Animals
Come to CROW, presented by a CROW
volunteer.
CROW hospital treats over 3,500
patients a year, but not all of the animals
admitted need assistance. Facilities like
CROW should be an animal’s last resort,
not their first. This presentation uses past
case studies, rescues and releases to teach
you about safe interactions with wildlife in
the community.
Monday, August 3, 11 a.m., $7
included with admission – Wild About
Rehabilitation, presented by CROW staff.
After a patient stabilizes in the hospital, CROW’s rehabilitation staff provides
them with a combination of balanced
diet, husbandry and physical therapy.
This supportive care is necessary to
ensure success during the final step in the
rehabilitation process. Ask the staff how
they work their magic.
Tuesday, August 4, 11 a.m., $7
included with admission – Patient Profiles:
Sea Turtles, presented by CROW staff.
CROW is the only licensed sea turtle
facility from Sarasota to Miami on the
southwest coast of Florida. One of
CROW’s team members explains why
they are admitted and how the medical
staff treats this species.
CCF Sea Turtle Nesting Stats as of
July 24, 2015:
Sanibel East: 112 nests, 288
false crawls
Sanibel West: 371 nests, 782 false
crawls
Captiva: 125 nests, 213 false crawls
Total: 608 nests, 1283 false crawls
Please observe Lights Out For Sea
Turtles.
As of last Friday, 146 nests have
hatched, and more than 5,000 hatchlings
have made it to the sea.
We are up to 608 nests on our
beaches, including 22 green turtle nests
(although not all of the greens are confirmed) and one leatherback nest.
Note: There are now coyotes on
Sanibel, and SCCF is screening as many
nests as possible to discourage coyote
depredation.
*False crawl – a failed nesting attempt
If you have questions, or would like
to know more about nesting stats on
Sanibel, contact [email protected] or
call SCCF at 472-2329.
Wednesday, August 5, 11 a.m.,
$7 included with admission – CROW
Case of the Week, presented by a CROW
student.
CROW’s teaching hospital offers
externship, fellowship and internship
opportunities for natural science and veterinary medicine students. While on site,
students learn the ins and outs of conservation medicine and wildlife rehabilitation,
and share their favorite patient stories.
Thursday, August 6, 11 a.m., $7
included with admission – Patient Profiles:
Gopher Tortoises, presented by a CROW
volunteer.
The life of a gopher tortoise revolves
around its burrow. These tortoises are
found digging from Southern Georgia to
Southeast Florida. Because of its contributions to the ecosystem, it is classified as
a “Keystone Species.” CROW’s presenter
explains why they are admitted and how
the medical staff treats this species.
Friday, August 7, 11 a.m., $7
included with admission – Wild About
Rehabilitation, presented by CROW staff.
After a patient stabilizes in the hospital, CROW’s rehabilitation staff provides
them with a combination of balanced
diet, husbandry and physical therapy.
This supportive care is necessary to
ensure success during the final step in the
rehabilitation process. Ask the staff how
they work their magic.
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ISLAND SUN - JULY 31, 2015
Plant Smart
Woolly
Pyramidflower
Flowers range in color from pink to purple
to blue
photos by Gerri Reaves
by Gerri Reaves
W
Tr
oolly pyramidflower (Melochia
tomentosa) is an erect perennial shrub presumed extirpated
in parts of its South Florida range. In the
wild, this resilient native species usually
occurs in pine rocklands.
A tap and lateral root system makes
it very drought-tolerant, so it’s a lowmaintenance flowering ornamental for a
dry landscape.
The tiny reddish brown pyramidal seed
capsules inspire the common name, as
do the hairy leaves.
Tomentosa means fuzzy, thus the
descriptor “woolly” for the oval or lance-
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Native woolly pyramidflower will tolerate drought, poor soil, full sun and rocky
habitats
shaped serrated leaves. Melochia derives
from the Greek word for honey.
The five-petaled flowers, which range
from pink, purple or blue with a yellow
eye, bloom spring to fall.
Capable of tolerating nutrient-poor,
rocky and sandy soil, this plant grows in
locations that daunt other species.
It prefers sun, but must have a welldrained location. It is not salt-tolerant,
however.
Hairs on the serrated leaves explain the description “woolly”
It can reach 10 feet in height with an
equal width.
Another common name, teabush,
refers to the tea made from the leaves
that is used as a cold treatment and eyewash.
Sources: plantbook.org and www.
fs.fed.us.
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An Inside Look At
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T
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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 2014, CROW’s wildlife hospital
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species, 57 percent were birds, with
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CROW is not permitted to display its
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United Way
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N
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Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee annual meeting. Officers and executive committee members for 2015-2016 are:
Board chair – Robert Wilson,
Enterprise Holdings
Vice chair – John Clinger, Clinger,
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Treasurer – Patricia Heath, Interop
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Assistant treasurer – Craig Folk, Miller,
Helms & Folk PA
Secretary – Mary Vlasak Snell, Pavese
Law Firm
Immediate Past Chair – Tom Uhler,
Uhler & Vertich Financial Planners
Joining the United Way Board of
Directors are:
Bonnie Bolton, JPMorgan Chase
Ryan Carter, Scotlynn USA Division/
Scotlynn Transport
Glo Cuiffi, Scott Fischer Enterprises
Colleen DePasuqale, Greater Fort
Myers Chamber of Commerce
Elizabeth Hernandez, SymMetric
Revenue Solutions
Charlotte Miller, Florida Power &
Light Company
Bob Shearman, Henderson, Franklin,
Starnes & Holt
Dean Schreiner, dESCO
Since the inception of United Way
in 1957, over $137 million dollars have
been raised and distributed in the community. All money raised in the United Way
campaign stays in the local community
to help support the local human service
network. Eighty-six United Way Partner
Agencies and over 200 initiatives such as
the Alvin A Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource
Center, LARC, Harry Chapin Food Bank,
the Boys and Girls Clubs, and United
Way 211 serve a diverse range of needs
in the community including nurturing chil-
From left, Bob Shearman of Henderson Franklin Starnes & Holt, Elizabeth Hernandez of SymMetric Revenue Solutions, Colleen
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Scotlynn Transport. New board members not pictured, Glo Cuiffi of Scott Fischer Enterprises, Charlotte Miller of Florida Power and Light,
and Dean Schreiner of dESCO.
dren and youth, strengthening families,
meeting critical needs such as helping the
elderly and disabled live independently,
and empowering communities by bringing health and human services to neighborhoods.
In addition to raising funds for human
service organizations in the community,
the United Way promotes partnerships
and collaborations among agencies and
initiatives, helping them to work together,
focusing on issues and solutions that continue to improve lives.
For more information, call United
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Okeechobee at 433-2000, or visit www.
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ISLAND SUN - JULY 31, 2015
Design
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A
rtFest Fort Myers is holding its
poster and T-shirt design competition for the 2016 festival. “This
competition is open to all professional
artists,” said Sharon McAllister, executive director. “Our commemorative poster and T-shirt always feature inspiring
original artwork and we encourage any
artist, not just those applying to participate in ArtFest Fort Myers 2016, to
submit their artwork for consideration.
The artist whose work is selected for
will be featured in a broad range of print,
online and VIP promotions preceding festival weekend, and continuing throughout
the year, as well as a free booth space at
ArtFest Fort Myers 2016, a complimentary three-night stay at the host hotel,
plus an invitation to join ArtFest Fort
Myers 2017.
“I was absolutely thrilled when Sharon
McAllister told me that I had been chosen
as the ArtFest Fort Myers poster artist,”
said Ellen Negley about her 2015 poster
artist experience. “The poster unveiling
party was a special evening that began a
month of great exposure to a Fort Myers
community that truly sustains the arts.
Between robust coverage in the media, a
supportive festival committee and a very
busy festival weekend, I feel incredibly
lucky to represent ArtFest Fort Myers.”
Submissions for the contest must
represent original artwork in a theme
that reflects Southwest Florida and is
appealing to a broad audience. Entries
are being accepted through August 17
and images can be submitted by email.
For more information, visit the website at
www.ArtFestFortMyers.com and click on
Poster Contest or call 768-3602
Proceeds from the sales of the commemorative poster and T-shirt help to
support a variety of ArtFest Fort Myers’
art education outreach programs and the
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News-Press.
ArtFest Fort Myers, the annual juried
fine art festival, takes place February 5,
6 and 7 in the Fort Myers River District.
There are 215 professional artists from
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Teen Zombies
Are ‘Dying’ To Be
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A
rea children are reading for others in the Sanibel Public Library’s
annual Summer Reading Program.
For the summer reading program, Youth
Librarian Barbara Dunkle helped children set reading goals. Whether the kids
reach the goals or not books are earned
to build their home library. The Sanibel
Public Library Foundation matches each
Bob Eidem films teen “zombies” invading the Sanibel Public Library
book earned so the child also earns a
book for Golisano Children’s Hospital of
Southwest Florida. Last summer, island
readers earned 1,301 books for the
library at the Children’s Hospital. This
year, the goal is 1,500. Children need to
have their reading completed by August 1
and give their number of hours read and
earned points to Miss Barb by Monday,
August 31.
On Tuesdays in June and July, the
library hosted VIP After Hours where
middle and high schoolers enjoyed crafts,
snacks and games. Last week, the teens
filmed a short zombie film with the help
of video production professional Robert
Eidem whose wife, Betsy, works for the
Sanibel Public Library.
“We put on stage makeup and acted
like zombies,” said one of the teen zombies, Caroline Tesoro. “We had to shoot
the same scene over and over a few times
because we kept laughing, but we were
supposed to have a serious expression. It
Filming Zombie Night at VIP After Hours at Sanibel Public Library
was a lot of fun.”
During the summer, the
library hosts weekly programs for kids of all ages.
Presentations from magicians,
a scavenger hunt and a handson makerspace event were
some of the programs held.
Makerspace is a concept where
people can collaborate and
work together to learn a new
skill, build or create a project.
At the July 21 Design! Build!
Create! Makerspace event, kids
made wallets from duct tape,
slingshot rockets, rubberbandsand-popsicle stick-cars, and
cardboard-and-string noisemakers.
The full youth program
schedule is online at www.
sanlib.org.
The Sanibel Public Library
Foundation, along with the
Joan Hunt Cory Children’s
Fund, underwrites the summer
reading program. The Joan
Hunt Cory children’s fund
was established in 2008 to
honor longtime library volunteer and supporter Joan Hunt Kids made cars from rubberbands and popsicle sticks
Cory, who was also a 20-year during a “makerspace” event at the library
Sanibel resident.
For more information about the Sanibel Public Library, call 472-2483 or visit www.
sanlib.org.
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Kids made rockets from straws and rubberbands at the Sanibel Public Library
ISLAND SUN - JULY 31, 2015
School Smart
by Shelley M.
Greggs, NCSP
D
ear
Shelley,
I think
my second grader is
starting to lose his
hard earned reading
skills this summer.
He worked so hard
all school year that
I think he needs a
break but now I am worried that he has
lost ground with reading. What are some
fun ways to help him keep his reading
skills?
Mary Kay D. Estero
Mary Kay,
If you don’t want to risk your child
loosing ground over the summer, it’s
important to make sure he has opportunities to practice and increase his reading
skills. Summer doesn’t need to harm your
child’s progress, and it can even be an
opportunity to gain more reading fluency
and enthusiasm.
The first thing kids need to keep reading during the summer is easy access to
books. During the school year, most of
the books they read may be assigned for
class. Summer gives kids the chance to
choose books that are more ”fun” and
aligned with your child’s interests. The
library is always a good place to start
looking for children’s books. Many libraries keep lists of good books broken down
by reading level to help guide you.
Reading experts also suggest following the “five finger rule” when choosing
books: have your child open up a book
and read the first page. For every word
he doesn’t know, have him raise one
finger. If he has more than five fingers
raised at the end of the page, the book
is probably too hard. Summer reading
books shouldn’t be so easy that they
are boring, but they also shouldn’t be so
challenging that they frustrate a child. It
is important for kids to experience the
confidence that comes from succeeding
with a book. The best part about summer
reading is that it gives kids the opportunity to build up positive experiences – reading doesn’t always need to feel like work.
Choosing books gets more complicated when kids are older and have
developed more definite tastes – including, for some, an established aversion to
reading. Recommendations from librarians can still be helpful here, since they
see a wide range of kids and know all the
resources the library provides. Remember,
traditional stories aren’t appealing for
everyone. Lots of kids who avoid traditional books find that they enjoy reading
comics, which still offers a solid reading
experience. Graphic novels for kids like
the hugely popular Diary of a Wimpy
Kid series have converted many an indifferent reader. Books about computers,
astronomy or wars will sometimes capture attention when a novel does not.
A great way to expose kids to books
that are slightly outside their range is by
reading more difficult books aloud. As a
general rule, it is good for kids to read
things at their independent level and be
read to at a higher level because it helps
to build vocabulary and actually makes
the listener a better reader. Learning and
educational specialist Susan Schwartz
says reading aloud is actually one of the
best ways parents can help improve reading skills.
“Never stop reading to your kids,”
Schwartz says. “You should read to your
children every day, especially during the
summer. Not only is it a fun, immersive
experience for your child, it’s also a learning one.”
Schwartz recommends The ReadAloud Handbook by Jim Trelease as a
great resource for parents looking for
good stories that lend themselves to being
read out loud.
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So whether you decide to practice
vocabulary or just join the library reading challenge, the most important role
of the parent in summer reading is to
be encouraging. Help your child have
enjoyable, positive reading experiences,
and you’ll see his skills mastery and confidence grow.
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
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It’s Fastballs, Not Dunks For
6-Foot, 10-Inch Hoosier Slegers,
Tops Among Miracle Pitchers
by Ed Frank
I
n basketball crazy Indiana, baseball is fast becoming the
headline sport, and 6-foot, 10-inch Aaron Slegers – the fastball hurling pitcher for the Fort Myers Miracle – is part of
this changing phenomina.
If you question this statement, let’s look at the facts even
before we review the breakout season of Slegers, the leading
pitcher on the Miracle staff.
Slegers teammate at Indiana University, Kyle Schwaber,
the amazing rookie catcher for the Chicago Cubs, played less
than a year in the minors before being called up. A year ago at
this time, he was catching for the former Daytona Cubs of the
Florida State League. He had been the Cubs first-round draft pick
(4th overall) in last year’s draft.
Schwaber began this week with a .391 batting average, 11 RBIs and three home
runs in just 15 games since summoned to the “big show.”
Now here’s another fact about Indiana University baseball: A total of six Hoosiers
were recently selected in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft. Are you beginning to
get the picture?
Let’s get back to Slegers, who at nearly 7 feet, was often confused as 7-foot basketball star Cody Zeller on the I.U. campus. Once a Bloomington, Indiana restaurant
owner, thinking he was Zeller, asked to pose with him for a photo. He went along with
the ruse before telling the owner of the joke.
Before long, however, the imposing Slegers made a name of his own as the Big
Ten Pitcher of the Year, leading I.U. to its first conference championship since 1949.
He was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the fifth round of the 2013 draft, and
in his first full year of professional baseball in 2014, posted a 7-7 record at Low A
Cedar Rapids.
He was promoted to the Advanced A Miracle before the end of the season where
he has played since.
As the week began, Slegers topped the Miracle staff with 106.1 innings pitched,
a sparkling 2.88 ERA and a 7-5 season record. Last week, he pitched seven strong
innings allowing just five hits in a 2-1 victory over the Jupiter Hammerheads.
He is the tallest player in the Twins
organization “and is having a really nice
year for the Miracle. He has steadily
improved throughout the year and July has
been his best month,” said Brad Steil, the
director of Minor League Operations for
the Twins.
“He has certainly pitched well enough
to be considered for promotion to Double
A Chattanooga if something opens up.
His fastball is probably his best pitch and
he does a good job of keeping it down in
the zone resulting on ground balls,” Steil
added.
His towering presence on the mound
reminds Miracle fans of 7-foot Loek Van
Mil, who pitched here several years ago
but later was released. He played in Japan
last year.
We all know that the road from minor
league to major league baseball is a long,
Aaron Slegers
long road for most aspiring athletes. And
photo provided by Minnesota Twins
the odds are not great as probably less
than 10 percent ever earn to wear a major league uniform.
But the 255-pound Slegers has shown in the past that he has the determination to
succeed.
He played high school baseball at Notre Dame Preparatory High School in
Scottsdale, Arizona, where he was a described as a well-mannered teenager who looked
a “big giraffe.” Between his junior and senior year he grew from 6-foot 2-inches to
continued on page 43
SPORTS QUIZ
1. When was the last time before 2014 that the Baltimore Orioles won the A.L. East?
2. Who was the last Oakland A’s player to have 100-plus RBIs in a season?
3. In the 2014 Super Bowl, Seattle’s Malcolm Smith became the third linebacker to be
named MVP of a Super Bowl. Who were the other two?
4. Who was the last No. 7 seed before UConn in 2014 to reach the Final Four in men’s
basketball?
5. In the 2014-15 season, Washington’s Alex Ovechkin became the sixth player in NHL
history to have six seasons of 50-plus goals. Who are the others?
6. At the 2014 Winter Olympics, Ted Ligety became the fifth American male with two or
more Olympic Alpine skiing medals. Name three of the other four.
7. Who was the last repeat captain of the U.S. Ryder Cup squad before Tom Watson
(1993, 2014)?
ANSWERS
1. It was 1997. 2. Frank Thomas had 114 RBIs in 2006. 3. Dallas’ Chuck Howley (1971) and
Baltimore’s Ray Lewis (2001). 4. Virginia, in 1984. 5. Wayne Gretzky, Mike Bossy, Mario
Lemieux, Marcel Dionne and Guy Lafleur. 6. Bode Miller, Phil Mahre, Tommy Moe and Andrew Weibrecht. 7. Jack Nicklaus, 1983 and 1987.
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1,317 households through its Helping
Hands programs, including the food
pantry. Seniors, youth and families are
beneficiaries of valuable programming,
from Alzheimer’s assessment, daily wellcheck calls and adult education assistance
to youth lunches and scholarships.
FISH staff and volunteers work to
improve the quality of life for clients,
moving toward a common goal that
assists individuals or families in upward
movement so they may live independently with dignity in their homes. It’s the
organization’s intention to assist clients
on a temporary basis, to develop a selfsufficient household.
The 10K Race 4 FISH is Saturday,
Back from left, John Pryor, FISH board chair; Nancy Bender, 10K committee co-chair; Ed
Ridlehoover, FISH board vice chair and 10K committee co-chair; and Pete Bender, 10K
committee member. Front from left, Brett Lindsay, Sundial Beach Resort & Spa director of
sales and marketing; Phillip Starling, Sundial general manager; and Donna Brown, Sundial
marketing coordinator.
Sundial Sponsors
FISH 10K Race
S
undial Beach Resort & Spa shows
its support of the 7th annual 10K
Race 4 FISH as a gold sponsor.
The single mile of private beach along
the Gulf of Mexico, endless amenities for the modern traveler and spacious accommodations make Sundial a
vacation destination treat for families,
couples, individuals and business professionals.
“We are grateful for the support
Sundial Beach Resort and Spa gives to its
community,” said Ed Ridlehoover, FISH
board vice chair. “FISH is a non-profit
organization long dedicated to neighbors
helping neighbors. Sundial is a good
neighbor to FISH.”
“The Sundial Beach Resort & Spa is
proud to once again be a gold sponsor
of the 10K Race 4 FISH,” said General
Manager Phillip Starling. “We recognize
and support the valuable programs FISH
administers within the Sanibel-Captiva
community, and appreciate their mission
to provide ‘helping hands’ to those who
live, work and visit the islands.
“With its multiple social service initiatives, FISH is a true asset in furnishing
resources to so many,” said Starling.
In 2014, FISH positively impacted
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October 17 with the start/finish line at
The Community House. It draws hundreds of runners from near and far each
year. Registration fee includes a T-shirt
featuring the Hortoon 10K logo and
other goodies in a backpack-style bag.
There are a variety of 10K Race
sponsorship slots available – gold, silver,
bronze or friend. Gold and bronze sponsors’s names will appear on the back of
T-shirts, and on banners and printed 10K
materials. Friend sponsors will be included
on all banners and 10K materials.
Anyone interested in becoming a race
sponsor should contact Nancy and Pete
Bender at [email protected] or 4725220. Deadline in September 15.
Red Cross Lifeguard Certification
Course At Sanibel Recreation Center
A
n American Red Cross Lifeguard Course will be held at the Sanibel
Recreation Center on Friday, July 31 from 3 to 8 p.m., Saturday, August
1 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, August 2 from 7:30 a.m. to
5:30 p.m. Upon completion of this three-day course, participants will be certified in
lifeguarding, first aid, as well as adult and pediatric CPR/AED for the professional
rescuer.
The American Red Cross now offers course manuals online. Participants must bring
a printed copy of the lifeguarding manual to all class sessions. For step-by-step instructions for downloading and printing the course manuals, contact the Rec Center.
The course cost is $210 for Rec Center members and $275 for non-members.
Must be at least 15 years old to register and able to attend all class sessions. Call the
Rec Center for swimming ability prerequisites. Class size is limited; register now.
The City of Sanibel is in the process of hiring lifeguards. Individuals completing
this Lifeguard Certification Course who are subsequently hired by the city will be reimbursed for the cost of the training.
For more information, contact Aquatics Supervisor Tasha Maddix at [email protected] or call the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345.
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Will Power
When A Spouse Might
Not Rollover An IRA
by Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified
Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA
T
here is so much more to an estate plan than what’s found
in a will or a revocable living trust. Life insurance, IRAs,
401(k)s and annuities aren’t usually distributed pursuant
to the terms of a will or trust since they have a beneficiary designation. Consequently, upon the death of the account holder,
it is not uncommon for the beneficiary to make a claim for the
death benefits before he or she consults with his or her legal,
tax or financial advisors.
IRA withdrawals and rollovers are like a tube of toothpaste.
Once you’ve squeezed some out, it is impossible to stuff it back
in. Same goes for IRA, 401(k) and annuity distributions or rollovers – once you’ve
made a decision, there is no turning back.
The decisions aren’t so easy sometimes.
Consider, for example, a 55-year-old widow. Her deceased husband named her
as the primary beneficiary to his $1.5 million IRA. She will need IRA distributions
in order to pay her living expenses. Before considering all options, she rolls over his
IRA into her own.
What’s the problem?
The problem is that she is not yet 59½ years of age. When she rolled over her
husband’s IRA account, it became her own account and subject to all of the same
rules as if she owned it from the beginning. One generally cannot make withdrawals from an IRA account without paying a 10 percent excise tax (in addition to the
income tax) before age 59½.
If the widow had consulted with a knowledgeable tax professional, she would
have learned that she could have kept the IRA in her deceased husband’s name
for three years. As an “inherited IRA” she would have had mandatory distributions based upon a “Single Life Table” without incurring the 10 percent excise tax.
Making the IRA rollover was akin to squeezing the toothpaste out of the tube in
that it was a decision that cannot be undone.
The widow may still have some options to withdraw IRA assets without incurring
the 10 percent excise tax. If she uses the withdrawal to pay for medical expenses
not reimbursed by life insurance and that exceed ten percent of her adjusted gross
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for twelve consecutive weeks, if she has a disability, or if she takes a series of annuity payments under an IRS distribution method for the rest of her life, she might
skirt the rules.
IRAs and 401(k)s aren’t the only accounts that could pose difficulties. When the
decedent owned an annuity contract, his or her primary beneficiary generally will
have several options under the contract’s terms. One option might be a complete
withdrawal of the balance of the contract, but this will generally result in the recognition of all of the ordinary income (and hence tax on that income) inherent inside
of the annuity. Another option might include a five-year withdrawal and yet a third
option could result in a longer stretch out of the payments. Annuity contracts that
contain embedded life insurance benefits might be even more complicated.
IRAs, 401(k)s and annuity contracts are even that much more difficult to deal
with because of the income tax that will be paid when distributions and/or withdrawals are made. Depending upon the beneficiary’s marginal tax bracket that may
change from year to year because of income fluctuations, planning for rollovers and
distributions becomes that much more important.
The end result is that beneficiaries should consult with their legal, tax and/or
financial advisors prior to making these important decisions.
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PACE Receives
$22,000 From
Collection Event
P
ACE Center for Girls of Lee
County received nearly $22,000
from SS Hookers after the restaurant’s inaugural Sunset Party collection
event to benefit the organization and its
Love That Dress! fundraising event.
“We knew that Sandy Stilwell and
the incredible women on her committee
were planning a night to remember for
Love That Dress!,” said Meg M. Geltner,
executive director of PACE Center for
Girls, Lee County. “We are thrilled that
this collection event generated so much
support and generosity from our community.”
The Sunset Party at SS Hookers
collection event sponsors included
Contemporary Health Center,
Goldberry, Racila, D’Allessandra, &
Noone, LLC, Gulfcoast Coin & Jewelry,
Gulfshore Life Magazine, Island Sun
and River Weekly News, Merrill Lynch
Wealth Management, Private Client
Insurance Services, Sanibel Captiva
Community Bank, South Seas Island
Resort and WINK News.
This year’s Love That Dress! will
take place on Wednesday, August 26
at the Embassy Suites in Estero, located
at 10450 Corkscrew Commons Drive.
In the months leading up to the event,
members of the Southwest Florida community are asked to donate new and
“gently loved” dresses and accessories
at collection parties and convenient
drop-off locations across the county.
Collection parties hosted by generous local businesses and organizations
are a way to connect with community
members and sample the local fare, all
while collecting inventory, raising funds
and generating awareness for the main
event.
During the main event, attendees will
enjoy the huge inventory with friends,
a silent auction full of unique packages,
and cocktails. Suite and VIP ticket holders are granted access to early shopping, private dressing rooms, clothing
holds, express check-out service, complimentary adult beverages, hors d’oeuvres
and a private selection of decadent
chocolates. VIP Suite owners will also
receive a complimentary style and personal shopper experience by Christine
Sherlock of Image Matters. Limited VIP
Suites are now available for purchase.
Tickets for the main event will go on
sale August 1. Visit www.lovethatdress.
org for more information.
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Sanibel Captiva Community
Bank Supports ‘Ding’ Darling Days
“The refuge is one of the island’s treasures,” said bank President and CEO Craig
Albert. “Supporting “Ding” Darling Days helps enhance an important educational
resource and brings visitors to our island. The bank is proud to back this annual
event.”
The refuge, part of the largest undeveloped mangrove ecosystem in the United
States, is estimated to be the second most visited of the more than 550 refuges in
the national system. Its 8,000 acres provide habitat for approximately 250 species of
birds, 51 species of reptiles and amphibians and 32 species of mammals, and attracts
more than 800,000 yearly visitors from around the world. The nonprofit “Ding”
Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge was founded in 1982 to support the refuge’s mission in the areas of conservation, wildlife and habitat protection, community
outreach, advocacy and public environmental education.
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Sanibel Captiva Community Bank representatives Tony Gropp and Cheryl Haught,
Tarpon Bay Explorers co-owner Wendy Erler-Schnapp, Marilyn Kane of the bank, “Ding”
Darling Refuge mascot Puddles the Blue Goose, DDWS intern Kasey Robb and Supervisory
Refuge Ranger Toni Westland
S
anibel Captiva Community Bank contributed $1,000 to the “Ding” Darling
Wildlife Society in support of the upcoming “Ding” Darling Days. The 26th
annual birding and eco-festival is scheduled for October 18 to 24 at JN “Ding”
Darling National Wildlife Refuge.
“Ding” Darling Days annually celebrates National Wildlife Refuge Week and the
birthday of Jay Norwood “Ding” Darling, the refuge’s namesake and father of the
Federal Duck Stamp Program. The event is co-presented by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife
Service, the Wildlife Society and Tarpon Bay Explorers, and draws more than 6,000
visitors to the refuge.
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Celebrating 90 Years Serving Southwest Florida
ily & Co. Jewelers has been
serving its guests in awardwinning style for the past nine
years. Jewelers Circular Keystone
(JCK), the jewelry industry’s leading trade publication, has recently
awarded Lily & Co. the Top 50
Designer Retailer for exceeding the
standards of excellence.
“Each year, the winners continue
to impress the industry with their
outstanding efforts and dedication to
their customers and business partners,” stated JCK, which named Lily
& Co. a Top 5 Designer Retailer in
its first year of business. It’s an honor
Lily & Co. subsequently earned from
2007 to 2011.
The jewelry gallery was named a 5
Star Store in 2009 by JCK and given
the Top Dog Award from the 2011
Smart Show in Chicago. It was voted
Coolest Jewelry Store in the nation
by INSTORE magazine and has
received the local Best of the Islands
award for eight consecutive years.
Owners Dan Schuyler and Karen
Bell say it’s been a fascinating journey
since opening the doors nine years
ago. “We are grateful for the store’s
success, which we feel is due to our
jewelry designer partnerships, faithful
guests and Sanibel-Captiva residents
who have continually supported us.
They have truly made us who we are
Karen Bell and Dan Schuyler with Lily the
today,” Schuyler and Bell said.
Labradoodle
Lily & Co. took its unique shopping experience to a higher level with
an in-house design center for custom creations and repairs when Palm Harbor-based
master jeweler and artist Nicholas De Stefano Jr. joined the staff as a jewelry maker,
designer and repairman.
Lily & Co. combines couture jewelry and fine art in one location at 520 Tarpon
Bay Road.
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Superior Interiors
Creating
The Perfect
Home Office
by Linda Coin
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one are the
days when
you only
had the choice of a
desk and chair for
your home office.
Today’s home office
furnishings options
are all but endless.
So, first things first.
As with any decorating project, you
first need to determine what you want to
accomplish in your new home office, and
then match those needs with the right
furnishings.
While many people purchase a
conventional desk, more and more are
requiring extra space. If you fall into this
category, you might consider a workstation. With an L-shaped configuration, you
should find that it provides approximately
twice the work space of a traditional
desk. Plus, the storage options are virtually endless – cubbyholes, drawers and
cabinets are all designed to store office
essentials.
Another popular workstation option
is the office armoire: two tall doors open
to reveal a drop-down work surface and
plenty of storage space. Available in a
multitude of design styles and furniture
finishes, these popular pieces can easily
fit into any design style.
Chairs, too, have vastly improved in
terms of aesthetics as well as comfort.
This is one place you can really put a
personal stamp on your home office.
Who says you can’t work from a traditional wing chair? Or even a country
style Adirondack chair? Once you’ve
determined you style preference, you
next need to give careful consideration to
the ergonomics. If you spend a majority
of your time working at a computer, you
may want to opt for a chair with separate
adjustments for lumbar and lower back
support, arm width and height, seat back
angle and seat height.
Another extremely important consideration in creating the home office
of your dreams is storage. Books, files,
mail, magazines and a plethora of other
paperwork are essential to any full-fledged
office – and as we all know – every piece
of paper deserves its own home. Take
stock of how many linear feet of open
and closed storage you need right now,
then multiply that figure by 25 to 50
percent to allow for future growth. Once
you’ve come to a comfortable conclusion, consider various storage options:
everything from conventional steel files to
traditional wood cabinetry.
Finally, don’t forget those furnishings
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Dr. Connie Is In
by Constance
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Q: How can
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love? I am good
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don’t know how to
receive.
A: There is a
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giving and receiving are the same.
Most of us have so much love inside that
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to have more difficulty receiving. If we
stop and think about it, love is all around
and comes to us in many ways. It may
be through spreading and receiving daily
acts of kindness, such as giving someone
directions, bringing others flowers, taking
someone you care about to a show or
concert, donating to those in need, rescu-
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ing an animal or being a listening ear.
Thirteenth century poet Rumi writes:
“Your task is not to seek love, but merely
to seek and find all the barriers within
yourself that you have built against it.”
Once we can learn to receive all forms
of love that come to us from all walks of
life in small ways, there lies an incredible
awakening. It is not just about looking
for a romantic kind of love, although that
can be an expansion in one’s life, it’s also
about the ability to give and receive love
on all levels and truly mean it from the
depths of your soul.
In our culture, we get so caught up in
rejection that we forget to see that beautiful love that surrounds us if we just open
our eyes. If rejection occurs, send that
person love and an act of love and kindness will come to you and you can feel
worthy of receiving. Remember that if
someone is rejecting you, they are rejecting a part of themselves and they are
needing love.
If we can learn to be loved and give
love in an unconditional way with no
expectation of anything in return, then
we are letting go of all the conditions on
how we receive love and can learn to
accept love into our lives, there is a natural order and love and life happens in our
highest good for all.
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a licensed mental health therapist,
hypnotherapist, author and holistic
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Gentle Yoga Class
Calms Mind, Benefits Body
Kim Kouril demonstrates a yoga pose which focuses on core muscles
Island residents Rick Perry and Shirley Schulz take part in the Center 4 Life’s bi-weekly
Gentle Yoga class, with more than a dozen others in attendance
photos by Jeff Lysiak
by Jeff Lysiak
T
wice each week, members of the Island Seniors and their guests gather at the
Center 4 Life to take part in a relaxing and calming form of exercise whose
benefits include relief from stress and chronic health conditions.
Gentle Yoga, which also increases flexibility, calms the mind and strengthens the
body, is an activity that all people can benefit from, according to instructor Kim Kouril.
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hushed tone when delivering instruction.
“If you can create space in your life
and if you can create space in your
mind, think about the greater vision of
your world and look at the big picture,”
she said softly. “Remember how it felt
the first time you floated on your back –
whether it was in a pool or in a lake or in
the ocean – and how incredible that felt.”
Kouril then taught another calming technique called Diaphragmatic
Breathing, a practice of deep breathing
done by contracting the diaphragm. This
technique is marked by expansion of the
abdomen rather than the chest when
breathing. It is considered by some to be
a healthier way to breathe.
“It’s a beautiful way to breathe,” said
Kouril. “You can really feel your lower
back expanding and relaxing as you
breathe this way.”
Perhaps the most popular style of
yoga for novices or first-timers, Sanibel
resident Rick Perry explained that he was
drawn to attend Gentle Yoga classes after
his wife became a student.
“She had been attending classes for a
while, and I was just looking to increase
my flexibility,” said Perry, who takes part
in the yoga activity twice weekly with
his wife, Shirley Schulz. “I started to see
some results after only a few months. If
you don’t stick with it, you’re not going
to feel any benefits.”
Gentle Yoga is offered at the Center
4 Life on Tuesdays and Thursdays at
9:30 a.m. Athletic footwear is required
and bringing a towel or yoga mat is
suggested. Current Island Seniors, Inc.
members may purchase coupon books to
attend this class. Books of 12 coupons
are $45 or three coupons for $11.25.
Paid members of the Sanibel Recreation
Center need to show their membership
card to attend classes. The guest fee is
$6.75 per class.
“The yoga teachers are really great
here,” added Perry. “They all have their
own ways of teaching class and offer different techniques. Now, we’re both very
committed to our yoga.”
The Center 4 Life is located at 2401
Library Way on Sanibel. For more information, call 472-5743.
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Working with Louise Fitzgerald, instructor
Kim Kouril offers positive feedback
June Degand and Gerry Fitzgerald move into another pose
Kim Kouril demonstrates a pose, which students Maureen Thoma and Shirley Schulz
mimic
Yoga instructor Kim Kouril
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honors program and study abroad opportunities for our students. We want our students to learn, grow and ultimately graduate.”
The metrics used to measure the colleges are: Job Placement, Completion Rates,
Retention Rates and Completer Entry Level Wages. Each category was assigned a
maximum point score, with a perfect total score of 30.5 points. FSW’s total score
was 20.83. FSW earned the highest points possible in two of the categories: Job
Placement and Completer Entry Level Wages. Similar to the model established for the
state university system, the college system performance funding includes money from
each college’s base state budget, which is at risk if the college does not perform to
established benchmarks.
“We understand the goals of the legislature and their effort to place a greater
emphasis on excellence in our education system rather than growth alone,” added
Allbritten. “FSW’s score on performance funding validates what people in southwest
Florida already know; that FSW in a leader in public higher education. The results
highlight our incredible faculty and staff who every day are working with our students
to encourage, inspire and lead them to achieve greatness in the classroom today and
in our communities tomorrow.”
Earning this top-tier status means FSW will not only earn back the “at risk” portion
of the budget, but also earn a proportion of new performance funds. The legislature
and governor provided $40 million of general revenue for performance funding.
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College System institutions and $20 million of the investment was provided by withholding a proportional amount of revenue from each college’s base funding.
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he State Board of Education recently approved the performance funding model
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ranked seventh overall, earning the institution a Gold Tier rank.
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deaRPharmacist
Iodine Is To
Be Revered,
Not Feared
by Suzy Cohen, RPh
D
ear Readers:
It dawned
on me last
night that iodine
is not just for your
thyroid and there’s
mass confusion on
this topic. Iodine is
used all over your
body, in all of your
organs especially
your breasts and prostate (if you have
those). The truth is trillions of cells have
a receptor site for iodine and need it,
and sadly, many of you are starving
yourself of iodine because you assume
it is radioactive. Natural iodine is not
radioactive... that is silly! It is as natural (and needed) as other minerals like
magnesium, lithium, potassium, selenium, etc.
Natural iodine is not the same as
radioactive iodine which is used in
Graves’ disease and also found near
nuclear facilities.The body cannot thrive
without natural iodine. Right now,
I’ll share examples of how important
natural iodine is to you, because I have
a feeling no one has mentioned this
before:
Iodine has well-documented research
when it comes to healthy breast tissue
and women will often claim iodine alleviated fibrocystic breast pain or breast
lumps.
Iodine may help shrink uterine
fibroids; in fact, one of the very first
conventional treatments for severe
fibroids was to paint a woman’s uterus
with iodine.
There’s a correlation between
reduced iodine and lower mental IQ.
Iodine deficiency is a risk factor for
thyroid cancer. This has been shown
in several different papers and trials,
most recently discussed in Thyroid
Research (June 2015). The right
amount of iodine is crucial, too little or
too much will harm your thyroid which
sucks up iodine like a sponge. Low
levels of iodine are known to cause or
contribute to hypothyroidism, goiters
and autoimmune thyroid disorders like
Hashimoto’s.
Iodine supports testicular and prostate health, so it’s important for men to
get their levels tested and supplement if
needed.
There is a lot of research done on
breast, endometrial and ovarian cancer
and natural iodine. In 1976, Lancet
concluded, “Increasing dietary iodine
intake may reduce the risk of these
cancers.”
A developing fetus is particularly
susceptible to brain damage if the pregnant mother is severely iodine deficient,
so much so that there are initiatives all
over the world to fortify pregnant and
lactating mothers with iodine to ensure
healthy brain development.
Initiatives to fortify foods with iodine
have been ongoing in New Zealand,
Denmark, the United Kingdom and
other countries where iodine is actually
revered instead of feared.
Fortified “iodized” salt contains only
iodide. The body needs iodine and
iodide (both), and supplemental forms
may be more useful. The U.S. RDA for
iodine is 150 mcg (micrograms). In my
opinion, that is not enough to support
good health, and you can test your own
levels with a urine iodine test.
Common drug muggers of iodine
include fluoroquinolone antibiotics,
cholesterol medicine and some antidepressants. Swimming pools may deplete
levels. For a more comprehensive version of this article, sign up for my free
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This information is not intended
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Floridians Urged To Protect
Themselves Against West Nile Virus
T
he Florida Department of Health is urging Floridians and visitors to protect
themselves against West Nile virus. The Department of Health confirmed
the first case of West Nile virus illness in Florida for 2015 in an adult female
resident of Walton County. West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne virus that causes
mild to severe illness, and there have been 38 other states with confirmed cases in
2015.
“I encourage Floridians and visitors to take steps to prevent mosquito bites that
can lead to illness,” said State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John
Armstrong. “Stay safe by draining any standing water near or in your home, making sure that screens are intact, and keeping your skin covered with clothing and
mosquito repellent.”
Most people with West Nile virus infections, approximately 80 percent, have no
symptoms. In those people who develop them, most experience a mild illness with
conditions like headache, fever, pain and fatigue. These typically appear between
two and 14 days after the bite of an infected mosquito.
People over the age of 50 and individuals with weakened immune systems,
especially transplant recipients and HIV-infected individuals, seem to be at
increased risk for severe disease. There is no specific treatment for West Nile virus,
and most mild infections are typically overcome with little or no medical intervention within a matter of weeks. Those experiencing severe side effects should seek
medical attention immediately.
The department continues to conduct statewide surveillance for mosquito-borne
illnesses, including West Nile virus infections, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, St.
Louis encephalitis, Malaria and Dengue. Residents are encouraged to report dead
birds to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission website at www.
myfwc.com/bird/.
The department has put together broadcast-quality downloadable videos in both
English and Spanish for use by the media on West Nile virus. You can find those
at www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/west-nile-virus/index.html. There
are also a number of educational materials, including a Frequently Asked Questions
document and historical data on the illness. You’ll also find basic information about
the importance of taking precautions to avoid mosquito-borne illness in a press
release put out by the department earlier this summer at www.floridahealth.gov/
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Eden Energy Medicine
Activate
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by Karen L.
Semmelman,
Certified EEM,
JD, AAML (03-12)
S
pleen thumping is the 4th
thump in the
5-Minute Routine.
In prior columns,
the other three
thumps – Grounding, Thymus and
K-27 – were
discussed. Together, these four thumps
jump start your energetic systems to
maximize vitality. Stimulating the spleen
points activates your lymph system,
which is essential to the body’s ability to
metabolize energies, substances and even
thoughts. The spleen meridian supports
health and immune functioning. It also
governs inflammation, infection and
blood flow. Actually, there are two sets
of points that may be thumped: the first
set of spleen neurolymphatic points are
located under the nipples in the indent
that is one rib below the “bra line.” Rubbing these points removes toxins from
the lymph directly associated with the
spleen meridian. And since the lymph
system has no “pump,” briskly rubbing
is extremely beneficial. The second set
Doctor and Dietitian
Exercise: A
Prescription
For Health
by Ross Hauser, MD
and Marion Hauser, MS, RD
M
any doctors are now realizing the
importance of regular sustained
exercise on overall health and
well-being. Some are even writing detailed prescriptions for getting fit and then
giving patients trail maps to accomplish
them. The idea is to make a more specific explanation. For instance, “Walk this
trail near your house twice a day,” as opposed to, “You need to exercise more.”
Studies show that the more specific a
doctor’s advice, the more likely a patient
is to heed it. While these “hiking prescriptions” aren’t technically real, the hope is
that the format makes the advice hard to
ignore.
are the endpoints of the spleen meridian,
found at the side on the ribcage about
four inches down from the armpits. By
thumping either set of points, which
are frequently tender, the energy level
is lifted, blood sugar is balanced and the
immune system is boosted.
When is it especially beneficial to
thump spleen? There are many indications that the spleen energy needs a
boost e.g. feeling confused, emotionally
upset or irritable; feeling dizzy or faint;
nauseated from hunger; suffering from
diabetes or hypoglycemia (i.e. blood
chemistry imbalance); have a fever; suffer from chronic fatigue or other illness;
going through PMS; or suffering from an
autoimmune disease.
The Spleen Thump technique is easy.
Tap, thump or buzz either set of points
on both sides of the body at the same
time for 15 to 20 seconds while breathing deeply in through your nose and out
through your mouth. As you are tapping,
a big sigh or yawn frequently follows as
the energy of spleen is boosted, leaving
an immediate feeling of enhanced energy.
Tap or thump to music and it becomes
even more fun – swing those hips to the
beat!
Have fun with your energy. Next
week’s topic is Feeling Faint Or
Disconnected? Hook-up!
If you have a question, email Karen
Semmelman at [email protected]
gmail.com. Learn more at www.semmelmanenergy.com. EEM does not
diagnose or cure illness, but working
with subtle energies of the body has
been shown to help many conditions.
Using the power of the prescription
pad to encourage physical fitness isn’t
new, but in general medicine it is rare.
Though so-called exercise prescriptions
are widely used by doctors at obesity clinics, the practice hasn’t caught on with
general practitioners. In fact, few primary
care doctors talk about fitness and weight
loss at all with patients, even obese ones.
They are so busy dealing with “sick care”
that they miss the very topic that will help
to keep their patients healthy.
If a prescription for medication could
reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke,
Type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis by 40
percent, everyone would be clamoring for
it. Well, a prescription for brisk walking
has the potential to do just that.
First, get clearance from a physician
that you should start an exercise program. Next, work with a fitness practitioner who can provide exercise programs
that keep you motivated, such as joining
an exercise group or personal training
sessions where you are accountable to
show up and give your best effort.
Exercise has to become a part of
our lives, just like eating and sleeping.
Remember, it’s not about finding the time
to exercise. Rather, it’s about making the
time.
This information is not intended
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It was established in 1991 by Ross
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Mom And Me
by Lizzie and Pryce
L
izzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging
concerns from a two-generational
perspective. A mother and daughter
team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health
educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with
chronic illnesses.
Dear Mom & Me,
I am fat; I enjoy my food and see no
reason to change my lifestyle. My family
members are all fat so I think it is genetic.
I am mad and fed up with people’s comments. Why do they insist on tormenting
me?
Irene
Dear Irene,
It really is not other people’s business
because it is a free country, but they
probably resent having to pay for the
outcome of your lifestyle. The illnesses
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that you will probably get cost a great
deal of money to the taxpayers. The new
healthcare system in our future may have
some news for you.
Genetics can sometimes be involved,
but more frequently weight gain is because we eat too much for the energy we
need and the extra is stored as fat.
Your family may need some counseling in food choices. Maybe you all eat
the same kind of food that increases your
caloric intake too much so you all gain
weight. It has been documented that
families can do this.
The threat of diabetes and the possible
medical problems that may develop would
make me think twice about continuing
your lifestyle. But that is between you and
your doctor.
Lizzie
Dear Irene,
The choice is yours – introduce
healthy habits into your routine and stay
as healthy as you can or don’t. Very
simple. If you do not, you can most likely
look forward to increased doctor appointments, increased restrictions on your diet
and activity, increased dependence on
adult children, and increased financial
expense, paying for the additional doctors, medicines and supplies. The choice
is yours.
Pryce
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[email protected]
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Robert G. LeSage, OD • Timothy E. Underhill, OD
Professional Eye Care For Over 20 years
DON’T LET YOUR CHILD BE
AT A DISADVANTAGE
CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE AN EXAM
239-482-0355
5995 South Pointe Blvd, #111 • Fort Myers
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My Stars ★ ★ ★ ★
FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 3, 2015
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Don’t
gnash those pearly whites because you
might have to delay your plans. This could
give the Lucky Lamb a better perspective
of what’s been done, and what still needs
doing.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Scoring
financial bull’s-eyes is easy for the focused
Bovine who knows the ins and outs of the
marketplace. But even with your success
record, caution is still the watchword.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Watch
that tendency to over-romanticize a situation that should be given closer scrutiny.
Better to be suspicious now and ask for an
explanation, or face a sad surprise later.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Bruised
self-confidence can make things difficult
unless you accept the fact that you have
what it takes. Ignore the critics and concentrate on believing in yourself. Good luck.
LEO (July 23 to August 22) Congratulations on what you’ve accomplished. But this
is no time to curl up for some serious catnapping. Your rivals are probably already
working on plans to overtake your lead.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)
Your adventurous side wants to play a more
dominant role this week, and you might
want to oblige. Try to arrange for some getaway time with that special person.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22)
Taking logical approaches to pesky workplace issues can help resolve even longstanding problems. A shift in policy might
catch you by surprise. Be alert to signs of
change.
SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21)
Your kindness and compassion are exactly
what are needed in dealing with an awkward situation in the early part of the week.
PAINTING
Share the weekend fun with family and
friends.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to
December 21) Keeping your focus straight
and true is a good way of getting your
points across. Save any variations for a later
time. The musical arts are important this
weekend.
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January
19) Reject advice to cut corners in reaching
your goal. Better to take a little more time
to do the job as you promised. You’ll gain
new respect for your honesty and integrity.
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February
18) Don’t allow a troublesome situation to
grow so big that it will be increasingly difficult to deal with. The sooner you speak
up, the sooner everyone will be able to benefit.
PISCES (February 19 to March 20)
Confronting someone who is making a lot
of mistakes could be the kindest thing you
can do both for that person and for anyone
who could be adversely affected by the
errors.
BORN THIS WEEK: You absolutely
glow when you see beautiful things, and
everyone around you is warmed by your
light.
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
● On Aug. 4, 1892, Andrew and Abby
Borden, elderly residents of Fall River,
Mass., are found bludgeoned to death in
their home. Suspicion soon fell on daughter
Lizzie and the axe she’d just bought. At her
trial, the jury only took 90 minutes to
decide that such a sweet-looking Christian
woman could never commit such a heinous
crime.
● On Aug. 6, 1928, Andy Warhol, one of
the most influential artists of the latter part
of the 20th century, is born Andrew Warhola in Pennsylvania. After being incorrectly
credited as ÒWarholÓ under an early published drawing, he decided to permanently
remove the ÒaÓ from his last name.
● On Aug. 9, 1945, a second atom bomb
is dropped on Japan by the United States, at
Nagasaki, resulting finally in JapanÕs surrender. The devastation wrought at Hiroshima had not been sufficient to persuade the
Japanese War Council to accept the Potsdam ConferenceÕs demand for unconditional surrender.
● On Aug. 3, 1958, the U.S. nuclear submarine Nautilus accomplishes the first
undersea voyage to the geographic North
Pole. The Nautilus dived at Point Barrow,
Alaska, and traveled nearly 1,000 miles
under the Arctic ice cap to reach the top of
the world.
● On Aug. 6, 1964, the United States
Congress overwhelmingly approves the
Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, giving President
Lyndon B. Johnson nearly unlimited powers to oppose Òcommunist aggressionÓ in
Southeast Asia. The resolution marked the
beginning of an expanded military role for
the United States in Vietnam, Laos and
Cambodia.
● On Aug. 8, 1988, the Chicago Cubs
host the first night game in the history of
Wrigley Field. The first-ever night game in
professional baseball took place nearly 60
years earlier in Des Moines, Iowa.
● On Aug. 5, 2002, the rusty iron gun
turret of the ironclad warship U.S.S. Monitor was raised from the floor of the Atlantic, where it had rested since it went down
in a storm off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, during the Civil War. She sank in
December 1862, while being towed from
Cape Hatteras.
presidents, who made the following sage
observation: “They know enough who
know how to learn.”
● In show business, a name can make or
break you, and many aspiring stars have
tried to make themselves more appealing by
getting rid of the name they were born
with. Take famed film noir actor Peter
Lorre: He was born Laszlo Lowenstein.
Beloved cowboy actor Roy Rogers was
named Leonard Slye; Doris Day was originally Doris Kappelhoff; and Natasha Gurdin changed her name to Natalie Wood.
And would Boris Karloff have been so
well-known as a villain if he’d used his
given name, William Henry Pratt?
● Edgar Rice Burroughs, the author of
“Tarzan of the Apes” and its 25 sequels,
never actually visited Africa.
● If you’re of a certain age and facing up
to wrinkles, you might be interested to
learn that, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, one of the top causes
of skin wrinkles is your habitual sleeping
position. Rounding out the top five contributing factors are sun exposure, gravity,
smoking and facial expressions.
● An anteater can grow to be 6 feet long,
yet its mouth is only 1 inch wide.
● Reportedly, anyone caught in the jaws
of a crocodile can release him- or herself
instantly by pressing on the animal’s eyeballs (though I cannot personally attest to
the veracity of this claim).
● In a recent survey of nearly 1,500
American adults, only 36 percent of respondents could correctly name all three branches of the United States government. Even
more disturbing, a full 35 percent couldn’t
name even one branch.
STRANGE BUT TRUE
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
● It was Henry Brooks Adams, American historian and descendant of two U.S.
“It is better to have a permanent income
than to be fascinating.” -- Oscar Wilde
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With your contract
a donation to your
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IMPACT WINDOWS & DOORS/GLASS
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Phone: 239-267-5858
Fax: 239-267-7855
www.windowsplusllc.com
10831 Sunset Plaza Circle, Unit 107 Fort Myers, FL 33908
E-mail: [email protected]
CONSTRUCTION
MILLS BROTHERS BUILDING CONTRACTORS
• Custom Home Building|Remodels
• Design Service Available • Sanibel Owned & Operated
Office Phone & Fax
239-472-6711
Joseph Mills Lic. #CBC058789
William Mills Lic. #CBC058788
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answer on page 51
FIND AT LEAST SIX DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PANELS
SUDOKU
To play Sudoku:
Complete the grid so
that every row, column
and every 3x3 box
contains the numbers
1 through 9 (the same
number cannot appear
more than once in a
row, column or 3x3 box.)
There is no guessing
and no math involved,
just logic.
answer on page 51
POOL SERVICE & REPAIR
PROFESSIONAL
DIRECTORY
Deep-End
DESIGN AND REMODELING
ARTISTIC INTERIORS INC.
Pool Service
25 years experience
License # CPC1457386
“WE DON’T JUST DO REMODELING, WE CREATE ARTWORK”
CALL CHRIS BORING @
DESIGNING AND REMODELING-
239-989-6122
BORINGDESIGNSO6
@EMBARQMAIL.COM
CONSTRUCTION/REMODELING
239-699-6279
• Islands Premier Pool Service
• Professional Weekly Service
• Fast Expert Equipment
Repair and Replacement
• Specializing in Rental Properties
also Complete Pool and Deck remodeling,
Repair and Installation of all brands of
Pool Heaters including
Gulfstream, Aquacal and Aquatherm.
24/7 emergency repair service.
Free estimates for weekly service and repairs!
Lic#RG291 103860, SI 16371
FROM CONCEPT TO COMPLETION
QUALITY REMODELING AND
SERVICE
NEW HOMES, REMODELING & ADDITIONS
• New Homes
• Consulting
P.O. Box 143
Sanibel Island, FL
• Remodeling
• Contracting
Phone: 239-472-2601
Fax: 239-472-6506
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Top 10 Real Estate Sales
Development
City
Year Built
Square Footage
Listing Price
Selling Price
Days On Market
South Seas Island Resort
Captiva
1988
3,766
$3,990,000
$3,940,000
133
South Seas Island Resort
Captiva
1976
2,490
$3,690,000
$3,075,000
66
Deerwood
Bonita Springs
1997
4,130
$1,949,000
$1,795,000
79
Volterra
Miromar Lakes
2006
3,088
$1,375,000
$1,287,500
502
Lake Murex
Sanibel
1982
2,690
$899,000
$860,000
76
Cape Coral
Cape Coral
2011
3,540
$879,999
$850,000
43
Cape Harbour
Cape Coral
1999
2,677
$749,000
$725,000
316
Cape Coral
Cape Coral
2003
3,360
$749,900
$685,000
475
Cape Coral
Cape Coral
2015
2,696
$684,900
$680,000
239
Capri
Bonita Springs
1996
2,450
$649,000
$630,000
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Courtesy of Royal Shell Real Estate
Department Of Health
Announces New Director
C
hristian Bax, JD, MBA, is the new director of the Office of Compassionate Use at
the Florida Department of Health. His first day with the department was July 23.
Bax received a bachelor’s degree in economics from University of Alabama
and a juris doctorate degree from Florida State University. He also earned a master’s of
business administration degree from the FW Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson
College.
NOW HERE’S A TIP
● When I needed a new tire for my truck
because I ran over a nail, the shop guy
suggested I purchase a slightly used tire
that was closer to the age and wear of the
others. I spent less on the tire, and the
tires will wear evenly. TheyÕre always
looking out for me! -- O.E. in Mississippi
* When babyÕs teething, try this trick
INTERIOR DESIGN
from a grandma: Wet a washcloth and
put it in a zip-top baggie in the freezer.
When frozen, remove it from the bag and
let the baby chew on it. Its texture and
temperature are soothing to little gums,
and it can be rinsed and refrozen easily.
● For fresh oil stains, sprinkle with kitty
litter and grind into the oil with your foot
or a stiff brush. Then sweep up. Repeat
as necessary.
Previously, Bax co-founded CBK Consulting, a company with expertise in navigating
medical marijuana regulations in Nevada and Washington. The department is confident
his educational and professional experience make him the right choice to get this product to children with intractable epilepsy and people with advanced cancer as safely and
quickly as possible.
The department works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in
Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.
For more information about the Florida Department of Health, visit www.floridahealth.gov.
● Hardware stores sell special bladders
that can be filled and put inside a toilet
tank to take up space, allowing the toilet
to use less water per flush. I use a brick.
Same effect. -- C.L. in Kansas
● Dusting shelves with lots of knickknacks can be a real chore. Try slipping a
knee-high stocking over the hose of your
vacuum wand. You can get very close to
the items on the shelf without sucking
anything up but dust. If something did
get sucked up, the stocking will catch it
for you. This also works for toolboxes. -W.U. in South Carolina
● Over-the-door shoe racks are perfect
for holding a variety of cleaning products
and small cannisters of wipes. I have
everything I need at a glance on the back
of the utility-room door. I even store batteries in various sizes there. -- A.A. in
Colorado
PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY
CUSTOM HOME BUILDER
Pam Ruth
V.P. Interior Design
Design Center
Verticals • Mini Blinds • Draperies • Wallpaper • Furniture
Ceramic • Wood • Appliances • Interior Painting • Custom Cabinets
Upholstery • Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
2330 Palm Ridge Road • Sanibel, FL 33957
(239) 395-2525 • Fax (239) 395-2373
• www.beachfloordecor.com
CRAFTSMEN
ISLAND CRAFTSMEN
Quality Work
40 Years Experience
Kitchens - Baths - Decking
- Painting - Flooring - Blinds
- Homewatch - Etc.
CALL: 239-603-3334
or 239-464-7485
Ph (239) 472-8446
DeCorteFour.com
COMPUTERS
Ron DeCorte
#CBC058483
DeCorte Four
Custom Home Builders, Inc.
We do it all from repairing a door to adding a 2nd Floor
New Construction Too
P. O. Box 922 • Sanibel, FL 33957 • Fax (239) 472-8449
UPHOLSTERY
A Friendly Personalized Service From
Owner-Operator Steven Cservenyak
PARAMOUNT DECORATOR
& UPHOLSTERY
since 1974
Complete line of quality upholstery work by European Craftsman
We work with the finest imported silk, satin, damask, brocades, velvets,
hand-loomed crewel, embroidered tapestries from Italy, Belgium & India.
Antique Furniture Restoration
We also do boat cushions & down feather cushions
239-948-9911•11791 Bradley Court, Bonita Springs
CONTRACTOR
G
Interlocking Pavers
Mediterranean Stone
Residential - Commercial
Driveways - Pool Decks - Patios - Condos
Gigi Design Group
Since 2001, A Southwest Florida Paver Contractor
Lic.# S3-12238
Schedule free estimates or
visit our new show room
www.gigicompanies.com
239-541-7282
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PUZZLE ANSWERS
SUDOKU
SUPER CROSSWORD
KING CROSSWORD
PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY
MAGIC MAZE
SCRAMBLERS
BRICK PAVERS
TREE & LAWN CARE
239-896-6789
Complete Landscaping Services
• Tree Service and Pepper Clearing
• Lawn Care • Landscape Trimming & Pruning
• Fertilization • Weed Maintenance • Mulch Applications
• Property Clean up
Sanibel Family Owned & Operated
Licensed & Insured / www.enviromow.com
Lee County Lic. # IP06-00664
Sanibel Lic. # S3-14729
239-560-1199
[email protected]
TRAVEL AGENCY
POOL SERVICE
FISHING CHARTER
Island Condo
Light Tackle Sport Fishing
Tarpon
p • Snook • Redfish & More
Maintenance,
Inc.
Since 1974
RP0031826
CAPT. MATT
MATT MI
MITCHELL
TCHELL
SI-12240
COMPLETE POOL SERVICE
SANIBEL AND CAPTIVA ISLANDS
RESIDENTS OF SANIBEL
Specialists In:
• Pool Service and Repairs
For Residential-Commercial
Complete Line Of:
• Chemicals-Pumps-Motors-Filters
• Pool Supplies and Parts
Installation Of:
• Pool Heaters, Blankets
& Roller Systems
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM MON-FRI
8:00 AM - NOON SATURDAYS
472-4505
Fax: 472-8813
1205 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL FL 33957
EMAIL: [email protected]
Leigh Klein - Owner
Sanibel, FL
239.472.3171
[email protected]
www.AllWaysTravelThe World.com
Affiliate of
Frosch Travel
Licensed
# S2-11975
Stevens & Sons Glass
Replacement Impact Windows & Sliding Doors,
Mirrors, Tub & Shower Enclosures, Store Fronts,
Porch Enclosures, French Doors, Plate Glass
Specialists in impact condo complex replacement
2416 Palm Ridge Road
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
C: (239) 340-8651
www.captmattmitchell.com
email: [email protected]
AUTO DETAILING
GLASS
Insured
USCG
Licensed
& Insured
Phone: (239) 472-0032
Fax: (239) 472-0680
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Shore Fishing:
COMMERCIAL RENTAL
REAL ESTATE
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE
GARCIA REAL ESTATE
AND CONSULTING
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by Capt. Matt Mitchell
L
SANIBEL COTTAGE
FOR RENT
3B/2B Private mid island location. Walk to
many island conveniences & easy bike ride
to bay/gulf beaches. Fully furnished incl
w/d. Nov-April $1,300 wk. $4,000 month
May-Oct $800 wk $3,000 month
773-507-8095
Don't Harm The Fish
anding a big fish
from the beach
can be hard on
the fish. Dragging a
fish up onto the sand if
you’re going to release
it is not an option as
it usually damages or
kills the fish.
• Hold the fish in
the water while you
unhook it if you’re
going to release it.
• The less you can
touch a fish before
release the better for
the fish.
• If you want a
picture with the fish,
support it as you lift it
out of the water – and
do it quickly.
• Before releasing,
revive the fish while
holding it in the water;
moving it slowly back
and forth so water
goes over its gills. The
fish will let you know
when it’s ready to
swim off.
• Florida just
recently changed the
regulations on fishing
from shore. Florida
residents as well as
out of state visitors
need a fishing license
to fish from shore.
SEASONAL RENTAL
RICHARD J. GARCIA, GRI, BROKER
#1 - Office Space Available
1 unit available for rent in the popular
Sanibel Square property with
2rooms/1bath with 998sq. feet. Great
place for your private office or business.
#2 - Office Space Available
1 free standing unit for rent with
3rooms/1bath with 697sq. feet also in the
popular Sanibel Square property.
Please call Judy @ 239-851-4073.
Offering Personal, Private, and
Professional Real Estate Services on
Sanibel and Captiva Islands.
30 Year Resident of Sanibel.
Licensed in Florida, New York,
Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDS
Putting owners and
tenants together
Call Ryan Block
www.remax-oftheislands.com
239-472-2311
ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED
Retired couple with 25lb house broken
6 year old Cocker Spaniel. Furnished
non-smoking house or condo preferable.
Excellent references.
Jim 303-523-8775
Great office space for rent.
Great location,
700 square feet on Periwinkle.
Call Joe Gil 516-972-2883
or 800-592-0009.
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Three bedroom, den, two bath
with Great Room on Sanibel.
Build on your own lot for $349,900!
Enjoy the benefits of everything new!
New kitchen – New wind rated windows –
New Everything!
Call for more information – 239-850-0979
John Gee Jr., Broker Associate
and Ann Gee, Broker Associate
Or email [email protected]
John Gee & Company
2807 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel
ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED
Medical professional, wife and 1 high
schooler looking for 1-2 yr. annual rental
2-3 bedroom w/garage. Previous Sanibel
homeowner for 8 yrs, excellent references.
(810) 471-0025
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ANNUAL RENTAL
Retired Police Captain
Lives on Sanibel
Will Check Your Home Weekly
Very Reasonable Rates
(239) 728-1971
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VACATION RENTAL
Island Vacations
Of Sanibel & Captiva
Million $ Views Await You!
• Cottages • Condos • Homes •
Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths
239-472-7277
1-888-451-7277
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LIGHTHOUSE REALTY
Paul J. Morris, Broker
VACATION RENTALS
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES
359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island
239-579-0511
Lawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming
Weeding, Installation of Plants, Trees and
Mulch (one month free service available)
Joe Scarnato (239) 849-6163
[email protected]
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HELLE’S CLEANING SERVICES
Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction
Sanibel & Captiva • 239-565-0471
Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047
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AFFORDABLE HOME CARE
Private Duty & Personal Assistant
Flexible shifts from 4hrs, Live Ins & 24hrs
Bath Visits,Alzheimer’s Care,Bedridden
Stroke, Parkinson’s, Traveling Companion
Licensed and Insured. 239-444-6914
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SERVICES OFFERED
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ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED
OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT
Historic River District!
Beautiful 7th floor unit
with marina and river views!
Two bedroom, two bath with den.
Upgraded! Custom window treatments,
crown molding and premium
kitchen cabinetry and counter top.
Private secure elevator to unit.
Call for more information – 239-850-0979
Ann Gee, Broker Associate or
John Gee Jr., Broker Associate
Or email [email protected]
John Gee & Company
2807 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel
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SCARNATO LAWN SERVICE
WANT TO TOUR A
NEW SANIBEL MODEL?
HIGH POINT CONDO
$389,900
Ground floor, one bedroom,screened lanai
just steps to the beach. Freshly painted.
Please call for details.
Claudia 917-208-6018.
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REAL ESTATE
SUNDIAL BEACH AND
TENNIS RESORT CONDO
SANIBEL HOME WATCH
239-472-5147
garciaonsanibel.com
ANNUAL RENTAL
SINGLE FAMILY
SANIBEL HOME
Annual lease for this charming Dunes 3/2
with huge enclosed garage.
Asking $2,595 a month plus utilities.
Call Charlie at 239-850-0710.
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MOBILE DOG GROOMING
Self-Contained Trailer
Up to 40 Lbs.,
Total Grooming, Package,
Please call.
239-313-7140.
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SANIBEL GROUND LEVEL
2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath+
Home-Office/Den
Convenient Sanibel Location
Updated Kitchen & Baths
Tile Living Areas
Fenced Back Yard.
$1,995./Mo.
Available Now
Call Jessica at (239)472-2603 x228
UPHOLSTERY
On Island Free Estimates.
Over 15 Years Experience.
Offering Professional Upholstery Services,
Custom Art and Hand Painted Furniture.
[email protected] or 918-740-4972.
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SERVICES OFFERED
HELP WANTED
ROGER NODRUFF ELECTRIC
HELP WANTED
Lic# EC12002788.
Call Roger 239-707-7203.
Aqualink - Motor Controls.
Office & Store Maint.
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HOME/CONDO WATCH
CONCIERGE SERVICES
Elderly Couple on Captiva Island looking
for a seasonal (Nov. till June) partial/full
time help as live in’s, with separate guest
cottage living supplied. Could be a couple
and we will provide car for appointments.
Full job description will be sent
and provided when resume and
references are supplied by mail to
PO Box 729, Captiva FL 33924.
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LOST AND FOUND
LIVE ON THE ISLANDS
LOST CAT
Black and White.
Last seen East End of Island,
Yachtsmans Drive. Reward.
Please call 239-224-8471 or 277-0058.
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FOR SALE
Dorado Property Management
❋ Island Resident ❋ Licensed & Insured
❋ 24/7 ❋ www.doradoproperty.com
Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875
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HELP WANTED
JERRY’S FOODS
WAITRESSES OR WAITERS
Looking for experienced Waitresses or
Waiters with open availability Monday
through Sunday. If interested call
and ask for Kim 472-9300.
CUSTOMER SERVICE KAYAK/
CANOE LAUNCH ATTENDANT
Tarpon Bay Explorers has an opening for
a kayak/canoe launch and maintenance
associate. Must enjoy customer service
and working in a team.
Shift hours are 7:30am-6pm and open
7 days a week so at least one weekend
day will be required for full time. Part time
available, could become full time beginning
in February. Please visit 900 Tarpon Bay
Rd, Sanibel to fill out application or
email resume to [email protected]
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Sunday School Nursery Teacher 0-K
wanted at Sanibel Church. This is a year
round paid part-time position for Sunday
mornings only. Background check and
references required. Mainstream theology
required. Previous childcare/teaching
experience preferred.
For details call 239-472-0497.
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Monday; Perry English plays on Tuesday;
and Gene Federico plays on Wednesday.
Sea Breeze Café at Sundial Beach
Resort & Spa has island style live
entertainment on Mondays from 5:30 to
8:30 p.m.
Traditions on the Beach at Island
Inn has live music Friday and Saturday
with Joe McCormick and Marvilla
Marzan, playing classic R&B, jazz and
pop. Woody Brubaker performs jazz and
pop on Wednesday.
The Island Cow on Periwinkle
Way has live entertainment on Friday
with Gene Federico. Jay Helt plays on
Saturday. Dan Confrey plays on Sunday.
RC Otter’s on Andy Rosse Lane,
Captiva, has live music daily with dining
inside and out.
Restaurant owners/managers, please email or fax any changes to your
entertainment schedule to [email protected] or 395-2299.
PATIO DINING SET
48” Inch glass top metal dining table w/
umbrella hole,four metal/rattan chairs.
Excellent. $150. 472-7293 Sanibel
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SUNDAY SCHOOL
NURSERY TEACHER 0-K
TROPICAL COFFEE TABLE
Tropical all glass coffee table.The round
3/4ths inch solid tempered glass
top is 42 inches in diameter.
This is an artist designed piece. $125
472-7293 Sanibel
The Crow’s Nest Beach Bar &
Grille at ’Tween Waters Inn has live
entertainment with The New Vinyls on
Friday and Saturday. Crab shows are on
Mondays and Thursdays.
The Jacaranda has live entertainment on Friday and Saturday with Midlife
Chryslers, playing classic rock and
dance. Renata plays funk, jazz and contemporary on Monday. On Tuesday, it’s
Sir Mitch, playing classic rock, R&B and
dance. Wednesday is Barbara Dexter,
playing contemporary, oldies and current
hits. Thursday is Eric Malibu, playing contemporary, reggae and dance.
The Mucky Duck on Andy Rosse
Lane, Captiva features music by Gary
Earle on Thursday and Friday. Gene
Federico plays on Saturday. Gary Earle
plays Sunday; Mark Dupuy plays on
BOATS - CANOES - KAYAKS
MAINE COON KITTENS
CANOE FOR SALE
$100.
Glass Fiber Canoe
in Good Condition.
Call Robin 691-6191.
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Registered Maine coon kittens
(CFA and TICA.) Vet checked, all shots,
parasite free. Big, sweet lovable. Long time
registered breeder on Sanibel. $950.
Amy (c) 239-699-8741.
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HAIR STYLIST BOOTH
RENTAL AVAILABLE
Join our Professionals at the New
McGregor Salon. Increase your income,
be your own Boss. Positive, friendly,
comfortable atmosphere. Close to FMB &
Sanibel. Located in the busy, McGregor
Pointe Shopping Center near K-mart.
For Info call Anita 239-233-9882
☼RS 3/13 CC TFN
DOCKAGE
Hourly, Daily, Weekly
and Monthly.
Captiva Island 472-5800
CAUTION
☼RS 1/4 NC TFN
VEHICLES FOR SALE
GARAGE •
MOVING • YARD
SALES
GOLF CART FOR SALE
PART TIME HELP WANTED
Needful Things – Tahitian Gardens
Call 239-229-2657 to apply.
MOVING SALE
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Volunteers needed for light general
maintenance. Call (CHR) Community
Housing & Resources, Inc. 472-1189.
Street legal, “gas” powered.
$6,500. 239-209-6500
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Saturdays, August 1 and August 8
8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
1409 Albatross Road
Sanibel Island
(Off Dixie Beach Road)
16 ft ocean worthy kayak,
4 poster bed w/steps,
couch, tools, furniture
& many other household items.
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ISLAND SUN - JULY 31, 2015
Pets Of The Week
NEWSPAPER
Sanibel & Captiva Islands
CALLING CARD 239-395-1213
Tanner ID# 624102
M
y name is Tanner. I’m a 6-year-old male
tan and white hound mix. I’m loyal, trusting and have a real zest for life. I may even
have a little bloodhound in my genetic makeup.
Maybe that’s why I’m so patient, mild-mannered
and lovable. In short, I’m a great guy who would
Squiggy ID# 622706
make a great addition to your family.
My adoption fee $25 (for pets 6 years or older).
My name is Squiggy. I’m a 3-month-old male black domestic shorthair. I’m comical and inquisitive. I
promise to provide lots of entertainment and would love if you’d adopt me. You may also want to consider adopting my equally adorable brother, Lenny. After all, cats and kittens are 2-for-1 so you can get
twice the love!
My adoption fee is $30 (regularly $75) during Animal Services’ Red, White or Blue adoption promotion.
For information about this week’s pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services’
website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animal’s 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 10:30 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 Sheriff’s 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.
PAWS Of Sanibel
Mommy And Daughter
Mommy
M
Daughter
ommy and daughter need a home. Call Pam at Paws of Sanibel to give these wonderful girls
a home at 472-4823.
Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 911
Sanibel Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-3111
Lee County Sheriff’s 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
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 Women’s Assoc. . . . . . . 565-7872 or 433-7798
American Legion Post 123 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-9979
Angel Flight SE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-877-4AN-ANGEL
Audubon Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-3744
CHR Community Housing & Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-1189
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [email protected]
Lions Club, Tom Rothman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395-3248
Master Gardeners of the Islands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-6940
MOAA - Military Officers Assc. of America, Alex MacKenzie . . . . 395-9232
Newcomers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-9332
Notre Dame Club of Southwest Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 768-0417
Optimist Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-0836
PAWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-4823
Rotary Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-7257 or 472-0141
Sanibel Bike Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .sanibelbicycleclub.org
Sanibel Beautification Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 470-2866
Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-6940
Sanibel-Captiva Power Squadron . . . . . . www.usps.org/localusps/sancap
Sanibel-Captiva Republican Caucus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395-1202
Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395-1770
Sanibel Youth Soccer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.sanibelsoccer.org . . 395-2040
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
To be listed in calling card email your information to:
[email protected]
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