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Common Cents Estate Planning
by Craig R. Hersch
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• Will and Trust basics
• Benefciary matters
• Estate planning for second and
• Dealing with family dynamics
• How Florida estate planning is unique
• Probate and trust administration basics
Tired Of Your
by Marcia Feeney
Sprucing up a
“tired” living room
will definitely a give
your spirit a lift.
But, where do you
Well, as the song
says, “Let’s start
at the very begin-
ning.” And the beginning for any new
decorating project is the creation of a
master plan – one that will help guide you
through all the decorating decisions you’ll
be making over the coming months.
First of all, determine how much
you’re interested in investing in your proj-
ect. This figure will be a great help to you
as it will guide all your decisions. Should
you buy new furniture, flooring, draper-
ies, lamps, accessories? Or can you keep
some pieces, buy a few new and spruce
up what you’re keeping?
Once you’ve established a figure
you’re comfortable with, then it’s time
to take an inventory of your room – an
inventory with a critical eye. This is where
the help of a professional decorator is so
Take a look at your room. What is
it used for? How much traffic does it
get? It is a sanctuary or a room which
will welcome many guests? How is the
room’s lighting? Do you like your current
furniture arrangement? Do you need to
change the wall color or treatment? Are
your window treatments dated? These
questions and many more can go on and
on. By sharing your thoughts with a pro-
fessional, you’ll definitely be on the right
track, both with your ultimate decorating
decisions and your budget.
After you’ve answered these critical
questions, you can begin making some
firm decisions about the four major
elements in the room: flooring, walls,
windows and furniture.
Flooring options are wide and varied.
If new carpeting is in your plan, remem-
ber that it will provide your room with the
greatest expanse of color.
Wall option selections, whether pa-
pered or painted, will give the room its
excitement and splash.
Window treatments can either take
center stage or be a soft backdrop to
your entire design plan. There is nothing,
dollar for dollar, that can do more for a
room that a beautifully designed window
Furniture, whether wood or uphol-
stered, besides offering you beauty and
comfort, will also help pull all your design
elements together when blended well with
flooring, wall and window treatments.
With our master plan leading the way,
decorating your tired living room should
become a real pleasure.
Marcia Feeney is an interior designer
on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be
reached at email@example.com.
George & Wendy’s Seafood Grille
Sponsors ‘Ding’ Darling Days
George & Wendy’s Seafood Grille on Sanibel Island has agreed to a Great Egret
($2,500 or more) sponsorship to “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of
the Refuge (DDWS) for its 26th annual “Ding” Darling Days birding and eco-
festival, which will draw more than 6,000 visitors to the JN “Ding” Darling National
Wildlife Refuge the week of October 18 to 24.
“We have been huge supporters of the refuge and the society personally and
through Tarpon Bay Explorers for years,” said restaurant co-owner George Schnapp.
“So we are very glad that the restaurant is now able to increase its level of support for
this wonderful event, especially since Wendy [Schnapp] spends so much time through-
out the year as committee co-chair working with Ranger Toni Westland and the entire
committee to make the event so spectacular.”
“George & Wendy’s continually supports the refuge and sponsors events with gen-
erous donations and participation,” said Toni Westland, supervisory refuge ranger and
committee co-chair. “We are so grateful that they decided to step up their support to
help us with this important education and awareness-raising event.”
“Ding” Days sponsorships start at $200. For information on becoming a sponsor,
visit www.dingdarlingdays.com or contact Wendy Schnapp at EcoErler@aol.com) or
470-1877 by August 15.
“Ding” Darling Days annually celebrates National Wildlife Refuge Week and the
birthday of Jay “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,
DDWS, and Tarpon Bay Explorers.
George & Wendy’s joins the following sponsors of the 26th annual community
event: Roseate Spoonbill Sponsors: Doc’s Ford Sanibel Rum Bar & Grille; Great
Egret Sponsors: George & Wendy’s Seafood Grille; Great Blue Heron Sponsors:
Arthur Printing, Bailey’s General Store, Mike and Terry Baldwin, Bank of the Islands,
Wayne and Linda Boyd, Island Sun, Jensen’s on the Gulf and Marina & Cottages,
Jerry’s Foods, Mitchell’s Sand Castles & Forty/Fifteen Resorts, Ocean’s Reach
Condominiums, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, Sanibel Moorings, Spotlight
Graphics, Sanibel-Captiva Beach Resorts, Jim and Patty Sprankle; Reddish Egret
Sponsors: Sarah Ashton and Jim Metzler, Casa Ybel Resort, Gulf Breeze Cottages,
Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club, Stewart and Sons Insurance, Inc., West Wind Inn;
Snowy Egret Sponsors: Big Red Q Quickprint, Charlotte Harbor National Estuary
Program (CHNEP), Jerry Edelman & Maryanne Daly, Grounds by Green Ways,
Over Easy Café, Sanibel Art & Frame, She Sells Sea Shells, Winston and Barbara
Spurgeon, Suncatchers’ Dream, Tents ‘n’ Events.
As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, DDWS works to support J.N. “Ding” Darling
National Wildlife Refuge’s mission of conservation, wildlife and habitat protection,
research, and public education through charitable donations and Refuge Nature Shop
To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarling-
society.org or contact Birgie Miller at 292-0566, 472-1100 ext. 4 or director@dingda-
The refuge’s Blue Goose mascot with restaurant owners Wendy and George Schnapp
and Supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni Westland
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