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ISLAND SUN - JANUARY 8, 2016
Residents of Sanibel and Captiva
islands will be able to realize sav-
ings on solar energy conversion
through the collective buying power of
SanCap Solar Connect, an initiative
designed by “Ding” Darling Wildlife
Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS).
Based on the success of a number of
initiatives in other states, it is the first-
ever community-driven solarize program
The final in a series of four free infor-
mational Solar Community meetings will
take place on Tuesday, January 12 at
5:30 p.m . in the “Ding” Darling Visitor &
Education Center auditorium. No reserva-
tions are necessary to attend the meeting.
Representatives from Urban Solar,
SanCap Solar Connect’s installation
partner, and DDWS will be on hand at
the meeting to explain how the program
works and answer questions. Residents
and businesses will be able to schedule
free, no-commitment analyses with Urban
Solar to receive a bid for installation costs
and information on the advantages of a
solar energy system.
“Getting into a much more sustain-
able energy program is very impor-
tant – getting away from carbon-based
energy,” said Mark Anderson, president
of Benchmark General Contractors and
member of the SanCap Solar Connect
advisory committee. “The price of solar
systems has come down significantly
in the last 10 years. It’s much more
economical, and you can arrive at ROIs
[returns on investment] sometimes in less
than five years. We’ve got a great window
of opportunity here with SanCap Solar
Connect. Let’s use it!”
Islanders can go online at www.
SanCapSolarConnect.org to sign up for a
free evaluation or simply to receive infor-
mational emails. The website’s FAQ page
answers the most common questions
about the program and solar energy.
Interested parties can also contact
program coordinator Joyce Lathrop at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 940-8931
for more information and to request a
“The more people who sign on to
convert to solar energy, the more every-
one saves on installation costs,” said
John McCabe, chair of the SanCap Solar
Connect advisory and implementation
committees. “Refuge and wildlife society
buildings will lead the community conver-
sion to solar, already lowering the cost
for local residents and businesses, plus
we have an impressive number of others
Residents and business owners who
sign an installation contract by February
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Solar Connect committee chair John McCabe, left, and Bailey’s General Store co-owner
Richard Johnson, second from left, a member of the Solar Connect advisory committee,
consult with the Urban Solar team about installation costs for the store
City Of Sanibel’s New Software
Disrupts Incoming Correspondence
It has come to the city’s attention that since installing new SPAM software on
October 4, 2015, 188 incoming electronic messages were unknowingly blocked.
Not all incoming electronic correspondence was impacted. All blocked corre-
spondence has been retrieved and forwarded to the appropriate city department for
processing. Additionally, the city is contacting the sender of each previously blocked
“The City of Sanibel apologizes for this inconvenience,” said Sanibel City Manager
Judith Zimomra. “Additionally, we remind all citizens to never hesitate to contact us by
phone, 239-472-3700, if in future they do not promptly receive acknowledgement of
an incoming electronic correspondence. At this time, the City’s IT department is pro-
viding additional manual monitoring of the system to verify all incoming messages are
For more information, contact the city manager’s office at j.zimomra@mysanibel.
com or 472-3700.
– a fun and educational series designed specifically for women –
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
THE VENUS AND MARS OF INVESTING
Timothy P. Vick, Senior Portfolio Manager, The Naples Trust Company
Learn about what makes certain investment choices attractive
to you and how to make the most of them.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
LOOK GOOD AND FEEL GREAT....WITH COLOR!
Christine Sherlock , Image Consultant, Image Matters
A fun and energetic morning about the importance of color and how
the right colors will have a positive impact on your image, and your life!
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
COUNTDOWN TO AN ESTATE PLAN
Dr. Frederick W. Schaerf, Neuropsychiatric Research Center of SWFL
David F. Port, J.D., The Naples Trust Company
Memory loss can jeopardize the strength of an estate plan.
Learn the warning signs and why it is vital to make trust and
estate planning decisions promptly if memory health is in question.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
DON’T GET CAUGHT IN THE DARK
F. Hood Craddock, CPA, Director of Family Office Services,
The Tampa Bay Trust Company
Losing a spouse is overwhelming. Find out how to put an action plan
together before and even after a spouse’s passing that will bring
structure for you or your future beneficiaries.
9:30 – 11:30 AM
The Sanctuar y Golf Club | 2801 Wulfert Road | Sanibel Island
Hosted by Robin L. Cook, Executive Vice President, Wealth Services
Reservations Are Required/Seating is Limited.
You are welcome to select the programs that align best with your schedule.
RSVP to Frances Steger at email@example.com or call 239.472.8300.
$2 million in investable assets or higher.
The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company ’s
Women. Opportunity. Wealth.
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