VOL. 17, NO. 33
SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA
FEBRUARY 19, 2010
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Kremlin Orchestra Performance
Dedicated To Bill Phillips
Chamber Orchestra Kremlin
At Last, Sanibel Will
February 25, 8 p.m., with a preconcert reception celebrating the life of on TSan Lig te ate
chamber Orchestra Kremlin will grace the stage at BIG ARTS on Thursday, Ov n The Lighthouse
William "Bill" Phillips. All are invited to attend the sculpture dedication cer-
emony in Boler Garden at 6:30 p.m. and share in a time of remembrance with the by Anne Mitchell
Phillips family. c ix years after making the request, the City of Sanibel has been given the go-
Chamber Orchestra Kremlin has earned national and international recognition as ahead to purchase the Sanibel Lighthouse property. The U.S. Bureau of Land
one of Russia's leading ensembles. Comprising some of Russia's finest young string Management will transfer the property to the city for the sum of $447.50 a
players, the orchestra has carved a niche for itself under the creative baton of Music bargain considering that it includes 44.7 acres and two lightkeepers' cottages.
Director Misha Rachlevsky. Chamber Orchestra Kremlin's warmth and high energy But there's a catch. The 136-year-old iron lighthouse is covered in lead paint which
create addictive performances that stay with listeners long after the last note has been will have to be removed and the structure repainted. The last estimate of cost was
played. about $270,000, said City Manager Judie Zimomra.
Of their performance, a 2008 New York Times review stated, "Misha Rachlevsky, The bureau notified the city in a letter dated February 4 that its June 2004 request
the ensemble's music director, elicited warm, full-blooded and virtuosic playing with had been granted.
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Prizes Rolling In For Kiwanis
Spaghetti Dinner Raffle And Auction
dmit it: everyone loves the excite-
ment of a raffle drawing and a live
auction when there's good stuff
to be won. No matter what type of item
gets you going, you are likely to find it _
at the annual Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner. r
Raffle and Auction. A wide range of mer- B *.!
chandise and gift certificates is coming "
together from local merchants for this
year's annual event to be held from 4 to
8 p.m. on Saturday, February 27 at The
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Home decorating items are a favorite with
Sale Moves To
Captive Community Association's
44th annual ABC Sale will take
place on Saturday, March 6 at
The Sanctuary Golf Club. A new venue
and the artful contributions of many of
Sanibel and Captiva Islands' most cre-
ative people promise to make the this
year's ABC Sale event more enjoyable
Growing interest coupled with limited
seating at the Captiva Civic Center led
the CCA to move this year's event to The
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Legion Post 123
On Saturday, February 20 there
will be a chili cook-off. Bring
your chili in by 2 p.m. Judging
will begin at 3 p.m.
There will be another seafood fest
Sunday, February 21 from 1 to 8 p.m.
with live music. Every Monday night is
the 8-ball pool league at 6 p.m. Stop
in and watch the best shooters on the
island. Drink specials are offered every
Wednesday, and Thursday night is cards
night at 7 p.m.
A six-ounce ribeye steak sandwich with
French fries is served all day Friday. Food
is served all day every day and the public
The legion is open Monday through
Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday
noon to 9 p.m. at mile marker 3 on
Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more informa-
tion call 472-9979.4
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Quilt Show Continues At
Historical Museum And Village
Quilts are on display throughout the historic buildings in the village
Q uilts, quilts and more quilts are on display at the Sanibel Historical Museum
and Village through March 20. Over 60 quilts, from all over the country and
dating from the 1830s to the late 1900s, have been arranged and hung for
viewing in the village's seven historic buildings. Some of these beautiful works of art
and fine craftsmanship are from the museum's permanent collection and others have
been loaned by islanders for the show. There are traditional as well as contemporary
quilts and they come in all shapes, sizes and colors. The older quilts, which are hand-
stitched, tend to have muted colors and simple patterns, while the newer machine
sewn quilts feature brighter colors and more complex patterns. One of the oldest and
rarest quilts in the exhibit is a child's crib or carriage quilt made in the 1830s.
Traditional and contemporary quilts are on view
Linda Stipek and June Ingraham will be quilting and piecing every Wednesday
morning during the show on the porch of Morning Glories Cottage, the Sears and
Roebuck kit home that was built by the Mayer brothers in 1925 on a lot facing San
The museum is grateful to Stephanie Rahe, Mardi Ponader, Christel and Hans
Heidecker, Gail Weiss, Mary McLaughlin, and John and Paula Newton for their help in
coordinating and hanging this year's show.
The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedi-
cated to preserving and sharing Sanibel's heritage. The museum is comprised of seven
historic buildings that were moved to the village from different parts of the island. Each
building represents a distinct chapter of island history and features exhibits about the
early settlers, farming, fishing, commerce, transportation and daily life. The museum
is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is located at 950
Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS). Admission is $5 for adults, 18 and older.
For more information, call 472-4648.0
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Come in and meet some of the world's
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Friday & Saturday, February 19th & 20th
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No minimum purchase required
Entertainment, champagne and light hours d'oeuvres
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P INSIDE CITY HALL
by Anne Mitchell
ome of Sanibel's older accom-
modations are long overdue for a
The city council is well aware of that
but the dilemma is how to encourage ren-
ovation of non-conforming, substandard
hotels and resorts within Sanibel's strict
"I would rather sleep in a tent than
in some of the rooms I have seen," said
Councilman Peter Pappas.
Visitors like new properties and
updated amenities. They can look on the
Internet to see what each property is like.
They want large swimming pools and
some of Sanibel's resorts don't have
room to expand their pools under exist-
Lee Olsen, an owner at Pointe Santo
for 35 years, acknowledged, "Some of
our buildings are getting older. We need
to shine them up. People coming in
(these days) have different desires work-
out rooms, stairways, ramps. The Internet
drove it," he said.
In the second of three planned meet-
ings, Sanibel Mayor Mick Denham on
Tuesday painted some "broad brush
strokes" as a framework for the planning
commission when it tackles the job of
setting new standards to encourage the
renovation of the island's many older,
non-conforming hotels and resorts.
He sees it as a "health and safety issue
because most island hotels and resorts are
not built to current codes. He also wants
to protect Sanibel's economy.
"If we don't improve them it will even-
tually force visitors to make other choic-
es... it would affect all businesses and
services for our citizens," Denham said.
He also wants to "preserve a block
of short-term occupancy and we might
consider an incentive: let them maintain
existing density if they continue short-
term occupancy. For those who want to
(redevelop into) a condo they should con-
form to the current density map in the
land development code."
Denham listed the main pillars on
which to build the new rules, and his col-
leagues agreed. They include:
Allowing properties to maintain cur-
rent density within the same square foot-
age. Without changes to the codes, some
would lose units if they are redeveloped
to current standards;
Discourage increases in impermeable
coverage to prevent more stormwater
runoff from polluting the ground water
Maintain setbacks with the idea that
owners can request a variance on a case-
Retain height restrictions but come
up with ideas for dealing with properties
such as Sundial Resort, which is four sto-
ries high; if it were redeveloped it would,
like other properties, have to be elevated
above flood level. That would put it over
Sanibel's height limit. Planning Director
Jim Jordan was asked to come up with a
list of other affected properties.
In addition, the state prohibits develop-
ment beyond the coastal construction set-
back line, set in 1974, which will restrict
Denham said he has been "doing due
diligence" by meeting with hotel and
motel owners so he understands all the
From page 1
The 102-foot lighthouse is an island
icon that's been lighting the way for mari-
ners since 1884 from Point Ybel. The
light was automated in 1949 and is still
operational. It's maintained by the U.S.
The property itself has been managed
by the city for 25 years as Lighthouse
Park under a lease agreement with the
U.S. Coast Guard. It's one of Sanibel's
most popular parks because of the beach
and fishing pier. City employees are leas-
ing the cottages on a month-to-month
The lighthouse and cottages are on
the National Register of Historic Places
and therefore have to be preserved
As part of the deal, the federal gov-
ernment will retain the aid to navigation
- the lighthouse and equipment on the
site. Also, a licensed archaeologist must
be present any time ground is broken on
After all the waiting, the city has just
30 days to make payment.
Zimomra said she'd like to come up
with a long-term plan for the property
adding that now the city owns it, it should
be easier to get grants for improvements
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Bike Path To
To Blind Pass
by Anne Mitchell
Due to savings in the cost of bike
path repairs, the City of Sanibel
has some money left over and
will pay $65,000 of it towards extend-
ing the path from Pine Avenue to Blind
Pass a missing link between Sanibel
The Sanibel Bicycle Club ranked this
section of the shared use path system as
a top priority. Now the club is chipping in
$15,000 towards the cost of the exten-
sion from its Trails in Motion fund.
The Parks and Recreation Committee
at its January 28 meeting approved the
staff's recommendation to move forward
with this path extension due to safety
Ken Bergstrom, bicycle club president,
said since Captiva Drive was repaved
with shoulders on both sides of the road,
there is increased bicycle and pedestrian
traffic going through the Santiva area to
Captiva. Also, with the completion of the
dredging of Blind Pass, increased bicycle
traffic going to Turner Beach is expected.
"The current path ends at Pine
Avenue and cyclists or pedestrians must
use the narrow road. Also, because of the
turn in the road approaching the bridge,
visibility is limited. This presents a safety
hazard both to cyclists and pedestrians.
We believe that completion of the path
system at this point would substantially
reduce the safety risk."O
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WE MAIL TO ALL RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES ON SANIBEL AND CAPTIVA ISLANDS.
Do gopher tortoises like to swim,
why are plants important to
the beach and what is a bar-
rier island? Learn the answers to these
questions and more while exploring the
beach-front tropical communities and all
Walkers meet Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.
and Fridays at 1 p.m. and last approxi-
mately 11/2 hours. Walks take place at
Bowditch Point Preserve through March.
This walk is free but a fee for parking is
Bowditch Point Park is located at 50
Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach.
New this season is Low Tide Loafing
at Sunset. Join a volunteer naturalist and
leisurely explore the mud flats to see what
mysteries the low tide uncovers while
viewing a beautiful Florida sunset. Wear
shoes that can get wet, don't forget your
camera, water and bug spray. Days and
times will vary depending on the tides.
The next February walk is scheduled
for the 26th beginning at 5 p.m. and
should last about an hour. Bunche Beach
is located at 18201 John Morris Road,
Exploring Ethnobotany is also new
this season. Learn how indigenous plants
can be used for such things as food,
shelter, medicine and clothing. Learn the
historical importance of some of Florida's
plants to humans.
Walks meet the last Wednesday of
every monthat the entrance to Matanzas
Pass Preserve. The next walk is scheduled
for February 24 at 9:30 a.m. This is a
free walk and there is no fee for parking.
Matanzas Pass preserve is located at 199
Bay Road, Fort Myers Beach.
When was the last time you walked
through a maritime hammock or a
mangrove forest with the bay lapping at
your feet. Learn about the diverse plant
communities including the maritime oak
hammock, transitional wetlands and man-
grove forest. Walks start every Thursday,
at the entrance to Matanzas Pass
Preserve at 9:30 a.m. and last approxi-
mately 11/2 hours. This is a free walk
with limited free parking. Matanzas Pass
preserve is located at 199 Bay Road, Fort
For more information on any of these
walks, visit the Lee County Parks &
Recreation Web site at www.leeparks.org
or call 463-3764.0
The veterinarians at the Clinic
for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife
(CROW) on Sanibel have positively
identified canine distemper in raccoons
that have been brought in recently for
treatment. The disease does not affect
humans. Canine distemper can infect
unvaccinated dogs, foxes, coyotes, and
skunks and is often fatal for wildlife. It
severely weakens the animals and may
cause them to appear disorientated
and to wander aimlessly. Like all wild
animals, even if they appear weak they
can still become aggressive and bite if
approached too closely. It is therefore
unwise for the general public to try and
help these animals directly if they are
observed. If a sick raccoon is observed,
the City of Sanibel encourages resi-
dents to call CROW at 472-3644 for
response and pickup of the affected
Canine distemper is more likely to
occur when raccoon populations are
large or concentrated. City of Sanibel
Natural Resource Department biologists
note that canine distemper among the
raccoon population repeats on the island
in cycles of five to seven years. Not all
raccoons get the disease and many typi-
cally do survive these outbreaks. The dis-
ease is spread when animals have direct
contact with body fluids or droppings
from an infected animal. Distemper is
always present in the environment, so
the best prevention for dogs is to make
sure they are vaccinated. If unsure, pet
owners may want to contact their vet to
make sure their dog's shots are current.
Symptoms of distemper may include dis-
charge from the nose and eyes, a rough
coat of hair, emaciated appearance, and
unusual behavior such as disorientation or
wandering aimlessly. The animal's symp-
toms become progressively worse and
the disease is usually fatal. Distemper is
not the same disease as rabies, although
some symptoms are similar.
For additional informational contact
the City of Sanibel Department of Natural
Resources at 472-3700.4
Roxie Smith Is Lee
Citizen Of Year
The Board of Lee County
Commissioners has selected Roxie
Smith of Fort Myers Beach as the
recipient of the Paulette Burton Citizen
of the Year award for 2009.
Smith was honored for her tireless
efforts on the Fort Myers Chamber of
Commerce board of directors and its
foundation, Fort Myers Beach Local
Planning Agency, Lee County Tourist
Development Council, Lee County
Coastal Advisory Committee and Florida
Commission on Tourism board of direc-
She becomes the 22nd recipient to
receive the annual award.
Three runners up were also acknowl-
edged: Samira Beckwith, Fort Myers,
Mary Miller, North Fort Myers, and
George Szymanski, Lehigh Acres.
The award was created in 1991 in
honor of Paulette Burton, a long time
Sanibel resident and government watch-
dog. She spent many years serving as a
voice of the people to the Lee County
Commission as well as playing an active
role in Sanibel politics. She died in a
1991 automobile accident.
Safe: Police Chief
by Anne Mitchell
anibel Police Chief Bill Tomlinson
says while federally reportable
crimes increased four percent in
2009, the city "remains a very safe
community with a low crime rate."
Federally reportable crimes include
ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 19, 2010 7
murder and manslaughter, forcible rape,
robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, lar-
ceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson.
In a report to city council on Tuesday,
Tomlinson wrote that these crimes rose
for the fourth consecutive year "bringing
it back to the higher end of the crime
range seen in recent history."
Since 2005, thefts have steadily risen
from 57 in 2005 to 94 in 2009, he said.
"This increase in thefts was primarily
from vehicles at single family residences
and condominiums. Approximately 40
percent or 35 of the thefts occurred
from vehicles, 80 percent of which were
to unlocked vehicles and 57 percent
occurred at night.
Other data from the report:
Even as the rate of overall crimes
has remained steady from 2008, the rate
of arrests has significantly increased by
approximately 104 percent from 174 in
2008 to 357 in 2009.
The rate of accidents has decreased
approximately 14 percent from 219 in
2008 to 189 in 2009.
There was a 39 percent reduction
in traffic citations issued, from 1,283 in
2008 to 782 in 2009.
16 percent of those arrested were
Sanibel residents, 64 percent were from
elsewhere in Lee County, 9 percent were
from other locations in Florida, and 11
percent were from other states and coun-
tries this past year.
The police department received 16.6
percent fewer calls.
There was a 15 percent increase of
criminal violations, a 16 percent increase
in theft, a 10 percent decrease in assault,
a 68 percent increase in reported ordi-
nance violations, a 15 percent decrease
in traffic crashes, a 104 percent increase
in arrests, and a 25 percent reduction in
The Condominium Associations of Sanibel, Inc.
CASI Breakfast Meeting
INTO THE FUTURE: PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGIES
Architect Rob Andrys and general contractor Benchmark test and pioneer new technologies and products that
lower maintenance costs, are more energy efficiency, and create healthier living environments.
Besides his practice, Mr. Andrys is a founding member of the FGCU Green Building Team
and teaches courses at High Tech North on green building practices, including retrofitting older properties.
Benchmark is working with the University of Florida on the environmentally sensitive Sea Glass of Sanibel community.
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Sanibel Historical Museum And Village
Docent Profile: Judy
by Ray Buck
presented by The Sanibel Community Association
Island Jazz & Dance Band,
Dinner Monday Nights
Feb 22, Mar 15,29 Dinner at 5:45pm,
Dancing starts at 7pm
Monday night 2/22 dinner by Bailey's Catering
will include: Beef Stroganoff, Broccoli cauliflower
mix, rolls, key lime cake and ice cream. Dance to
jazz standards, big band tunes, and pop favorites
by Tom Cooley and friends. Tickets, dinner and
dance $15. Dance only $5. Reservations for dinner
required, please call the office.
Neighbor to Neighbor Series
Before I Forget....A Memoir With Music
Wednesday, February 24, at 7:30 pm
Our Sanibel neighbor and actress Sally-Jane Heit.
A special evening that connects the audience with
her life, from the laughter to the tears. Trained by
the best, with a robust acting resume that spans
the theater, television and film. Meet the artist
reception with appetizers and drinks available
following the performance. Tickets are $35.
Reserve your tickets now. Sponsored by the Royal
Unwinding The Financial Crisis
Thursday March 11, at 9:30 am
Our Sanibel neighbor and expert in world
economics Anne Krueger. Having trouble
understanding the current economic situation?
You will want to hear Anne Krueger speak. As a
professor at Johns Hopkins, a former World Bank
Chief Economist and the first deputy Managing
Director of the International Monetary Fund, she
will discuss economic concepts presented in a
format that all of us can easily grasp. Including a
continental breakfast. No charge to attend.
Reservations appreciated. Sponsored by
The Sanibel Captiva Trust Co.
50's Doo Wop Night
Friday March 19,5:30pm Doors Open
Reminiscent of the 50's sounds, moves and tastes.
The popular Del Prado's will be singing your
favorite hits for dancing and listening. A 50's style
barbecue will include hamburgers with all the
trimmings, coleslaw, potato chips, root beer floats
and cherry cokes. Outside there might even be a
'57 Chevy or two. Tickets $35 non-members and
$25 members. Pre reservations required.
The Community House
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Telephone (239) 472-2155
she "really likes
the feeling of Miss
Charlotta's Tea Room. I cl
love thinking about this
woman deciding to start
her own business on the
I know she was sup-
ported by her family, but
I still think it was gutsy i
to go for an idea of her
own in her day. Bravo
strong women every-
Charlotta's family Judy Yenkole in Bailey's General Store at the historical village
owned the Island Inn.
Frank Bailey, her uncle, was the founder and owner of the Bailey Store and ferry dock
where the tearoom was located.
I love to imagine the ladies of the island sipping tea and trading the latest Sanibel
news as they waited for their goods to arrive on the boat," Yenkole said, and to envi-
sion the men practicing golf on the small putting area in back of the tea room...ah,
the good old days..."
Miss Charlotta's Tearoom was built to be the island's first gas station. The great hur-
ricane of 1926 changed all that. And many other things as well. It survived the storm.
The Bailey store, packing house and wharf didn't. When Frank Bailey built a new store
on dry land, he put his gas tanks in front of it. Just as they are now. His cousin Miss
Charlotta started serving tea and pastry to ferry passengers and others, rather than
petrol in the unused gas station.
Yenkole worked in sales and jewelry store management and also as a realtor in sub-
urban Chicago. I enjoyed both fields, but now I am happily retired," she says.
She likess playing golf and loves to travel with Larry and to spend time with family
and friends. "Our grandkids bring us great joy," she added.4
Turns 90 Years Old
Ninety years ago, Carrie Chapman
Catt proposed a League of
Women Voters to "finish the
fight" and work to end all discrimination
The League of Women Voters was
founded on Valentine's Day 1920, six
months before the ratification of the 19th
Amendment giving women the right to
Today LWV is a grassroots organiza-
tion with 850 leagues across the U.S.
The league is strictly nonpartisan buthas
DESIGNER TRUNK SHOW
Tuesday, Feb. 23rd
Mon-Fri 10-4 pm Sat 10-3 pm
(at the East End)
455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel
always been political, advocating to effect
change at the national, state and local
Sanibel's newly-formed member at
large unit is proud to have become a part
of this effort.
In this year it will continue to discuss
the important issues, ask the difficult
questions and demand accountability from
"We know that whatever happens to
our democracy over the next 90 years
should be up to us, the people of this
nation," said Carla Benninga, president.
For more information, log onto www.
14K AND 18K PLATINUM,
CUSTOM DESIGN, WATCH BATTERIES
AND BANDS BUYING GOLD
On Sanibel For Over 20 Years!
Mon-Fri 10-4 pm Sat 10-3 pm
(at the East End)
455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel
The Future Of Lee County
by Commissioner Ray Judah
American ingenuity and innovation is what has made our country great. So,
instead of hunkering down and circling the wagons in a very challenging
economy, I was proud to join colleagues Tammy Hall and Bob Janes in sup-
porting the recent partnership between Lee County and Algenol to create employ-
ment opportunities and a sustainable environment. Algenol is a fully integrated
biofuels company using direct algae-to-ethanol technology to produce transportation
fuel and alternative green-based chemicals.
The $10 million incentive package for Algenol to consolidate worldwide operations
and relocate administrative offices and biological laboratories to Lee County provides a
return on investment well beyond the initial 120 jobs within the next several years.
Algenol will set the foundation and will serve as the catalyst for attracting intellectual
capital in the form of like-minded businesses and scientists in the field of biotechnol-
ogy. Similar to the rapid rise in computer technology in Silicon Valley, California and
the growth of life science companies at the Scripps Research Institute in Palm Beach
County, Lee County is fertile ground for future advancement in green technology such
as biofuels, solar energy and biomedical research.
Algenol has developed partnerships with world leading companies such as Dow
Chemical, Biofields and The Linde Group to transform algae to ethanol from the
pilot stage to commercial scale production. Lee County will serve as the epicenter for
Algenol's research and development operations. In addition to providing high tech and
field support jobs to our area, Algenol will be forming a partnership with FGCU to
establish research programs for students pursuing careers in the fast growing renew-
able energy industry.
Algenol's technology of algae-to-ethanol produces a dual benefit as a source of
renewable transportation fuel and sequestration of carbon emitted by fossil fuels. While
fossil fuels contributed significantly to world growth and development, the over reliance
of such an energy source has led to disruption in the global financial markets, devas-
tating climate change, compromised national security and threatens food production
around the world. On January 31, The News-Press reported in their article Warming
to the Task that regulatory agencies such as the South Florida Water Management
District and the United States Army Corps of Engineers are issuing a red alert on glob-
al warming and are investigating and rethinking the effects of sea level rise on regional
flood control and water supplies.
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will be up and running in April converting grease and waste vegetable oil to biodiesel,
and the emergence of FGCU's Innovation Hub and Gulf Coast Technology Center
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by Arlene Knox, Director of
Relationships, Good Neighbor
Community Foundation of Sanibel-
L ast week, you were introduced to
the unique properties of the Good
Neighbor Community Foundation
of Sanibel-Captiva which serves a criti-
cal role in the nonprofit landscape of
Sanibel and Captiva islands. Now, we'll
look at how it fits into the larger context
of the community foundation model.
Community Foundations are located
around the world. However, the first was
created in 1914 by Frederick Goff, a
banker from Cleveland, Ohio. He found
that many trusts managed by the bank
often designated no beneficiaries or else
designated the trusts to be used for obso-
lete causes (e.g, keeping horses watered
and fed in a quickly changing automotive
He, with other local community lead-
ers, created the concept of a "community
trust", where funds would be managed
together under endowment and then
a portion would be distributed to meet
community needs. This process would
be managed by a group of local leaders.
They formed the Cleveland Foundation,
which exists today and is one of the larg-
est community foundations in the United
States. Frederick then traveled the coun-
try to tell others about his idea, dubbed
"the Cleveland Plan," and communities
embraced the concept.
Fast forward to today, where there are
over 700 community foundations in the
United States alone. They usually serve a
city, county, region or state and generally
have three key functions: serve donors in
philanthropic decision-making process,
manage assets under endowment, and
distribute funds to the nonprofit organiza-
tions serving all types of causes.
No Two Are Alike
But as common as they are, commu-
nity foundations are very diverse in the
programs and services they offer. Some
offer back-office services to private foun-
dations. Some serve as umbrella orga-
nizations for start-up nonprofits. Some
provide intensive training and educational
programs for nonprofits. Some support
economic development and micro-financ-
ing. In other words, no two are alike.
Their function depends on the needs of
the community in creating the most effec-
tive and strategic results for change.
The Southwest Florida Community
Foundation has served the five-county
region that includes Lee, Collier, Hendry,
Glades and Charlotte counties for over
33 years. It is managed by a board of
trustees comprised of individuals from
throughout the region. It has two divi-
sions; the Good Neighbor Community
Foundation of Sanibel-Captiva and the
Bonita Springs Community Foundation.
Asset management, staff support, fund
development and operational functions
for the Southwest Florida Community
Foundation and the two divisions are
consolidated at the Southwest Florida
Community Foundation office, with each
division guided by a local advisory board
that helps direct funding to the areas of
the community that need it the most.
The advisory board members of the
Good Neighbor Community Foundation
of Sanibel Captiva are: Ann Arnoff,
Francis Bailey, Bob Berendt, Ginny
Fleming, Ron Gibson, Al Hanser (chair),
Liddy Johnson, Mike Kelly, Tony Lapi,
Tim O'Neill, Marty Packard, Robbie
Roepstorff, Tom Uhler and Bob Wigley.
Bringing It Home
Okay, so now you know that endow-
ment is the key driver of community
foundations. But you may be curious to
know how the endowment model cor-
relates with donor motivations and inten-
The most successful nonprofits
develop a budget to fund three key areas:
money for their operational needs for the
year; money needed for at least a three-
to six-month reserve; and money needed
for a long-term endowment fund. (This
does not include a capital campaign bud-
get, which would require its own article!).
They promote opportunities for
donors to give in all three categories.
Typically, annual fund gifts (checks
you return in the mail in response to a
newsletter or mass mailing) and major
gifts (those you would give in person
in response to a personal ask or meet-
ing) are used for operational or capital
expenses. But reserve funds and endow-
ment funds are typically funded through
estate gifts, trusts, retirement funds, insur-
ance or other planned gifts. These funds
are earmarked for sustainable, long-term
Community foundations fill this
endowment niche. They are experts
at proper fiscal management, ensuring
donor intent is adhered to, and matching
grant distributions to community need.
Donors today are increasingly savvy;
the Internet provides a great deal of infor-
mation about a nonprofit performance
and capabilities. The IRS is scrutinizing
nonprofits differently than in past years,
especially in the areas of governance,
ethics, and accountability. Donors want
to know that, should they provide for a
nonprofit through an estate plan, that the
nonprofit has the expertise and oversight
needed to manage the funds for the long-
term sustainability of the agency.
You may be wondering how the grants
are made and who makes the decisions
about funding. Watch for next week's
article which will explain how your favor-
ite nonprofits can apply for funding.
Through 331 endowed funds,
the Southwest Florida Community
Foundation has provided more than
$45 million in grants and scholarships.
For more information, call 274-5900,
or log onto www.floridacommunity.
Our email address is
anibel Community Church will
celebrate Missions from February
24 through 28. Events will include
a LOGOS program at 4 p.m. on
Wednesday and Wednesday Night Alive
featuring Willie and Marie Erasmus
from the Jesus Film ministries at 7 p.m.
and the Missions BBQ at 6 p.m.on
On Sunday morning there will be
mission-centered services and the Mission
Sanibel Community Church is at 1740
dinner on March 11 from 5:30 to 7:30
p.m. The dinner and show will be at The
Dunes Golf and Tennis Club, Sanibel.
There will be songs by Irish tenor
Terence Flannery from the British Isles.
and the inspirational speaker will be Terry
McMullen on Surviving Life's Challenges
Donations of girls or boys underwear
size 2-12 are requested for Community
To reserve a place, send a check for
$18 made out to: Sanibel-Captiva CWC
and mail to: Linda Yoder, 9290 Bayberry
Bend, # 104, Fort Myers, FL 33908.
A nursery is available by request.
For more information call Anita Fayart
at 395-9015, email Fayarts@msn.com
or log onto: http://cwcfl.net/id212.html.
Deadline for reservations is March 8.
CWC Dinner And Community
Fashion Show Program On Haiti
L latest fashions from the Sporty
Seahorse Shops Of Sanibel will anibel Congregational United
be featured at the Sanibel-Captiva Church of Christ invites the com-
Christian Women's Connection spring munity to a program on the topic
THE FUTURE HAS AN ANCIENT HEART
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In it for the Long Haul: The Politics and
Religion of Haiti.
Most any school child knows the old
mnemonic about Columbus sailing the
ocean blue in 1492. Some know that
he landed on Hispaniola, but many are
unaware that that land is now divided
between two countries; the Dominican
Republic and Haiti.
Recently, much attention has been
focused on Haiti due to the devastating
earthquake, but those who know Haiti's
history know it is only the most recent
blow to the poorest nation in this hemi-
On Thursday, February 25, from 10
to 11:30 a.m, the Reverend Dr. John
H. Danner will offer a presentation at
Sanibel Congregational United Church of
Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way. Danner will
explore the rich and complex history of
ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 19, 2010 11
Danner is the new senior pastor at
the church. He was educated at Bradford
College, the University of Maine, and
Bangor (ME) Theological Seminary.
His PhD is in religious studies, and was
awarded by Boston University. Danner's
studies focused on American church his-
tory. He has had articles published in The
Christian Century, and he is a contribu-
tor to Touch Holiness, edited by Ruth
Duck and Maren Tirabassi. Before mov-
ing to Sanibel, Danner served as senior
pastor of the Saugatuck Congregational
Church in Westport, Connecticut.
For further information, or to reserve
a space in this course, which is free and
open to the public, call the church office
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8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers
Rev. Dr. Elias Bouboutsis
Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m.
Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m.
Fellowship Programs, Greek School,
Sunday School, Bible Study
BAT YAM-TEMPLE OF THE ISLANDS:
The Reform Congregation of Bat Yam,
Temple of the Islands, meets for Friday
night services at 8 p.m. in the Fellowship
Hall, of the United Congregational
Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.
Call Temple President Bernard Lubetkin,
at 472-5259 for more information.
CAPTIVA CHAPEL BY THE SEA:
11580 Chapin Lane
The Rev. Dr. Robert R. Hansel
Nov. 15 through April 18
Sunday 11 a.m.
FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST,
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 1 p.m. (November
through March), Friday 10 a.m. to
1 p.m. (summer hours). 472-8684.
SANIBEL COMMUNITY CHURCH:
Sanibel Community Church:
1740 Periwinkle Way, 472-2684
Dr. Daryl Donovan, Senior Pastor
Barb Nave, Associate Pastor
Tom Walsh, Youth Pastor
Sunday Worship Hours:
8 a.m. Traditional Service
9 a.m. Contemporary Service
with Kids' Church
10:45 a.m. Traditional Service
Childcare available at all services.
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST:
2050 Periwinkle Way, 472-0497
Ministers: Rev. Dr. John H. Danner and
Rev. Denise Terry
7:45 a.m. Informal Chapel Service
9:00 a.m. Worship with nursery and
Sunday School for children and youth
11 a.m. Worship with nursery care
Elevators for easy access to sanctuary.
Church office open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.
to 12 and 1 to 3 p.m.
ST. ISABEL CATHOLIC CHURCH:
3559 San-Cap Rd., 472-2763
Pastor: Rev. Christopher Senk,
Communion Service: Monday and
Tuesday, 8:30 a.m.
Daily Mass: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
8:30 a.m.; Saturday Vigil, 5 p.m.;
Sunday Masses, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.
August and September Services
Saturday, Vigil Mass 5 p.m.,
Sunday Masses at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.
ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS
2304 Periwinkle Way between the
Bean & Bailey's, 472-2173
Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan, Rector
Saturday at 5 p.m.
Sunday at 8 and 10:30 a.m..
Wednesday at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
OF THE ISLANDS:
Meets on the first Sunday of each month
from December through April at the
Sanibel Congregational Church
2050 Periwinkle Way at 7:30 p.m.
A pot luck is held at a member's home on
the third Sunday of each month.
For more information call 395-3112 or
IN LOVING MEMORY
n loving memory of William A.
Goliszeski. Happy birthday, February
To quote one of his teachers: "William
was an example for all who knew him to
live in peace, acceptance, sincerity,
forgiveness, affection, and most of all,
love. He was an angel on earth. "
IN LOVING MEMORY
We miss him we will always
remember him his smile, the
twinkle in his eye.
We love him we are proud of him.
He loved life and wanted to extend the
quality of life for all.
He would be proud of all of us who
are helping continue his good work.
We pray for him, we pray for the con-
tinuation of his good work.
May he rest in peace and may God
give us the wisdom and the knowledge to
As he has told us, the one thing that
doesn't die is love.
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Tuesday, February 23 at 1:00 PM
Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church Parish Hall
2304 Periwinkle Way 239-472-2173
Many factors can contribute to loss of balance as we
age, including joint problems, neurological problems,
visual and inner ear problems, weakness in the legs and reduced
endurance. Bone loss that occurs with osteoporosis can increase
the risk of fracture from seemingly minor falls. These fractures
can have a devastating impact on quality of life and the ability to
Rachel will discuss how to minimize factors contributing
to loss of balance and thus reducing the risk of falls. She will
provide tips to improve balance and safety in your home. Please
join us for an informative and engaging discussion.
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ROBERT A. LOUWERS
FEBRUARY 12, 2010
Robert Arthur Louwers, 85, of Fort
Myers died on February 12, 2010
in his home at Cypress Cove. He
was born on January 9, 1925 in Detroit
Michigan. He moved to Sanibel Island in
1978, and was the owner of the Island
Exxon (now Shell) and Island Chevron
(now BP) service stations for many
Robert is survived by his four chil-
dren, his son Thomas Louwers and wife
Theresa, daughter Lynnette Frikker and
husband Mark, son Paul Louwers and
wife Sherry and daughter Connie Brown.
Bob's legacy will live on through his 10
grandchildren and four great grandchil-
Bob was a member of the Sanibel-
Captiva Lions Club and was the recipient
of the prestigious Melvin Jones award
for his service to the club and the com-
munity. He was dedicated to serve the
Lions club and was especially fond of the
Leader Dog Program that was located
near his home in Rochester, Michigan.
Bob will be dearly missed at Cypress
Cove for his volunteer services at the
Inn and the Lodge, helping many others
have a better day. He was always a great
Bob was an avid golfer and member
of The Dunes Golf Club. His golf bud-
dies were never sure if he loved the game
of golf or the hawking of all the balls he
gathered. Bob was a great card player,
and never passed up the opportunity to
participate in a game of pinochle, euchre
A memorial service for family and
friends will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday,
February 22, 2010 at the Sanibel
Congregational United Church of Christ,
2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel FL. In lieu
of flowers, memorial contributions can be
made in his name to the Sanibel-Captiva
Lions Club, PO Box 391, Sanibel FL
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ROBERTA D. SNIPES
DECEMBER 19, 1938 FEBRUARY 7, 2010
Roberta "Robbie" Snipes, 71,
died Sunday, February 7 in State
College, Pennsylvania. Robbie
was born and reared in Tampa, Florida
by her parents, Robert J. and Emarene
M. Duff, who preceded her in death.
On June 11, 1960 Robbie married
Wallace C. Snipes, who survives at home.
She is also survived by her sister Barbara
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(Betty); by her nieces and cousins; and
by her children: Jan Bradley (Marty),
Gregory, and Jeffrey. Robbie is also sur-
vived by three grandchildren.
Robbie received an associate's degree
from Mars Hill College and a bachelor's
degree from Wake Forest University,
where she met the man who would
become her husband for nearly 50 years.
They moved together to State College,
Pennsylvania in 1964 and were active
in the Penn State community. Robbie
and Wally were also part-time residents
of Sanibel, Florida, where Robbie was
an avid supporter of BIG ARTS and the
Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife.
A memorial service celebrating
Robbie's life was held February 13 at the
University Baptist and Brethren Church,
with the Reverend Bonnie Kline-Smeltzer
Robbie was a lifetime dancer, who
greatly appreciated the arts. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may be
made to BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road
Sanibel, FL 33957-4017.0
Our email address is
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he Jewish Federation of Lee &
Charlotte Counties invites the
community to a special house-
warming and dedication of its new com-
munity building on Sunday, February
28. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the
program begins at 5:30. Hors d'oeuvres
and Israeli wines will be served.
The building is located at 9701
Commerce Center Court (just off
Summerlin and Bass Roads) in Fort
For more information, contact the
Jewish Federation at 481-4449.0
become a frequent flyer at Logos
Flight Night on Wednesday,
February 24 at Sanibel
Community Church from 3:30 to 7
It's also Missions Night and the ser-
vice project is making prayer cards for
widows. All children ages three years
through 5th grade are invited.
For information call Kathy Cramer at
To Speak On
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he Forum at BIG ARTS lecture
series will present Ellen Laipson
on Sunday, February 21,.
As President & CEO of Henry L.
Stimson Center, Laipson directs the
Southwest Asia project, which focuses
on a range of security issues in the Gulf
region. Laipson is former vice chair of
the National Intelligence Council and
special assistant to the U.S. Permanent
Representative to the United Nations.
Her earlier government career focused on
analysis and policymaking on Middle East
and South Asian issues.
Laipson is a frequent speaker on U.S.
domestic policy, foreign policy and global
trends. She is a member of the Council
on Foreign Relations, the International
Institute of Strategic Studies, the Middle
East Institute, and the Middle East Studies
All speakers in The Forum program
are sold out, though interested patrons
can come the night of the lecture to see if
tickets are turned back in. Although BIG
ARTS cannot guarantee ticket availability,
historically tickets have become available
the night of a lecture. The lectures begin
at 7:30 p.m.
The Series Sponsors are Northern
Trust and Sue and Tom Pick.0
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To Host World
Day Of Prayer
The Sanibel Congregational United
Church of Christ will host the
annual World Day of Prayer March
5 at 10 a.m. Everyone in the commu-
nity is welcome to attend. The follow-
ing churches will be participating: First
Church of Christ Scientist, St Michael
and All Angels Episcopal Church,
St. Isabel Catholic Church, Sanibel
Community Church, Chapel by the
Sea of Captiva and The Village Church
(Christan and Missionary Alliance) of
World Day of Prayer (WDP) is a world-
wide ecumenical movement of women of
many faith traditions who come together
to observe a common day of prayer
each year on the first Friday in March.
Each year a different country develops
and provides the materials for the World
Day of Prayer worship service. This year,
the women of Cameroon developed the
theme "Let everything that has breath
praise God." They invite us to "Africa
in miniature," a country rich in diversity,
where climate and culture are widely var-
ied but where people are bound together
by a love for music, family and faith.
The worship service will emphasize the
importance that the people of Cameroon
place on music and celebration in their
praise to God.
WDP's motto is, "Informed prayer
Sale February 28
The Recycled Book Sale at the
Sanibel Congregational United
Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle
Way, will be open to the public Sunday,
February 28, from 1 to 3 p.m.
Included will be gently used books,
audio books, DVDs, CDs, videos and puz-
zles. Most items will be priced between
25 and $2. For convenience, fiction will
be arranged alphabetically by author, and
non-fiction by subject matter.
Proceeds from the sale are donated to
llocal non-profit agencies offering support
for children, women and families. For
more information, call the church office
Back: Jan Anderson, Bettie Modys, Bob Hansel, Mollie Lassy, Hazel Schuller, Betty Van
Tassel and Mary Bondurant; front: Mary Ann Seipos, Gillian Bath, Marjorie Williams, Wanda
Malone and Judy Maurer
leads to prayerful action," affirming that
prayer and action are inseparable and
that both have immeasurable influence.
"As we observe WDP 2010, mil-
lions of God's people are suffering
from violence, exploitation and pov-
erty," said Rev. Denise Terry of Sanibel
Congregational Church. "We encourage
you to begin thinking about actions that
you can take to further support the 2010
theme, which calls us to sing praise to
God and to bring our gifts together, ever
faithful to his promise to overcome evil
he generosity of the Southwest
Florida community shone brightly
in 2009 as organizations and indi-
viduals reached out to change the lives
of children and families through giving to
Children's Home Society. Donations in
the last quarter brought gifts to hundreds
of children, meals to dozens of families,
and a grant by Wachovia will enhance
Children's Home Society's early child
"We are grateful for the kindness
of so many businesses, individuals and
community organizations who gave their
time, their energy and their financial
support to better the lives of children
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Registration will be at 9:30 a.m. and
the worship service will begin at 10 a.m.
The service will be followed by a
reception of interesting foods from the
country of Cameroon. Four and five-year
old children from Brightest Horizons in
Fort Myers will sing and participate in the
For more information, contact Mollie
Lassy at 472-1117. The church is at
2050 Periwinkle Way.#
and families in Southwest Florida," said
Jacqueline House, development director
for Children's Home Society, Southwest
The grant by Wachovia will fund
needed scholarships for underprivileged
children at Children's Home Society's
early child learning centers in Naples.
The centers serve 120 to 150 children in
voluntary pre-kindergarten programs, pre-
school and after school programs.
Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church
donated a total of 142 Thanksgiving and
Christmas meals at a cost of just over
$3,700. Parishioners from the church
have been supplying holiday dinners
to families served by Children's Home
Society for several years.
Organizations ranging from school
groups, local businesses, law enforce-
ment agencies and churches throughout
the community contributed to Children's
Home Society's holiday gift drive. The
drive provided gifts for nearly 900 chil-
dren and teenagers in the Southwest
"In spite of the challenges many indi-
viduals and businesses in our community
faced recently, there was no end to the
generosity shown to those who are in
greatest need in our community," House
Created in 1902, Children's Home
Society of Florida (CHS) is the oldest and
largest statewide private not-for-profit
provider of services to children and fami-
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Of The Week:
by Brian Johnson
IB o Boesemberg
found two great-
S horned owl babies
J on the ground, at
the bottom of a
pine tree, on his
f large tract of land
in Lehigh Acres.
He was not sure
how long they had been there.
Familiar with the wildlife on his
land, Mike had first seen the parents of
the owls about two years ago. He told
CROW staff the owls had taken over the
nest of a mangrove fox squirrel.
CROW Veterinarian Dr. PJ Deitschel
asked him to bring the babies into the
One weighed 565 grams, the smaller
one just 380 grams. The primary con-
cern was internal injuries from the fall
from the 35-foot nest site.
The larger baby owl stood up and
adopted an aggressive posture while the
smaller one hunkered down on his hocks.
CROW gave them fluids and a tiny bit of
food and put them in a cage overnight.
The following morning the staff was
pleased to find the baby raptors BAR
(bright, alert and responsive). Staff gave
them a small breakfast and the birds
spent a comfortable day at CROW.
Learn how to use Radar on your Boat
given by Commander Steve Abbott
Sanibel-Captiva Sail & Power Squadron
Saturday, Feb 27 10AM- 12
Call Dick Squitieri at 395-9039
an extension ladder. As a volunteer's
plans changed at the last moment, Cat
recruited her mother, Scarlett Fox, who
lives in the area, to help her with the
release. "She was happy to come and
see the babies and what I do," said Cat.
"She's the best ladder-holder ever!"
Mike showed her the pine tree, and
Cat climbed up and found the squirrel
nest. "It was no bigger than a mocking-
bird nest!" she said.
Deciding the owls needed a larger
home, she went to work construct-
ing new lodging for them. Using palm
fronds and the material she brought from
CROW, she wove a spacious nest that
would give them ample room.
She put the nest in a nearby palm
tree, securing it in such a way that they
would be protected from sun and rain
and still give their mother easy entry and
"It was one of the best nests I ever
made," said Cat. "The mama owl
watched me the whole time."
On Tuesday staff contacted the finder
to see if the parents were still circling the
area. Boesemberg said they were continu-
ing to search for their lost offspring. As
the babies had shown no signs of internal
trauma, Dr. PJ gave the green light to
send them back to Lehigh, entrusting
them to Cat Turner, the hospital's "pre-
miere" nest builder and tree climber.
Cat gathered up sticks and branches
from the CROW property and grabbed
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n February 20 the Audubon
Society will be holding a birdwalk
at the Bailey Tract. Those want-
ing to attend should meet at the Bailey
Tract parking lot at 8 a.m.
All birders are welcome. These bird-
walks are open to the public and the sug-
gested donation is $2. Call Hugh Verry at
395-3798 for details.
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Bailey's General Store, approximately V2
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Fishing Cabbage Key
Cat Turner delivering the baby owls
She carried the babies up the palm
tree in her backpack so she could have
her hands free, then deposited them in
the nest. She made several return trips
up the ladder to soften the floor of the
nest with pine needles and other brush.
The babies settled in immediately and
kept low and out of sight.
Cat returned on Monday, February 15
to check on their progress. "They were
right where I left them," she said. "I could
see them both from the ground. They
are starting to get flight feathers and
standing tall. The smaller one is catching
up in size. They will probably be fledged
in about two weeks."
CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation
of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife
hospital providing veterinary care for
native and migratory wildlife from the
Gulf Coast of Florida. The hospital
accepts patients seven days a week
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations
to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957.
Call 472-3644 or visit:
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Weeds And Seeds Program
W eeds and -r..
Seeds is a
group of '.~ .-
amateur botanists ".
who enjoy finding ,'
and identifying native
plants on Sanibel. .
Every Monday morn- .
ing in January and "
February, partici- .
pants gather on the .
porch of the Sanibel-
Captiva Conservation -
Foundation (SCCF) at
Walks, lasting for. .*
two hours, are guided .
by a leader with a Carolina willow
plant list. The walks
are free but donations for SCCF are welcome; also, you may need parking money.
Bring a hat, water, sun-block and comfortable enclosed shoes with socks.
For further information call Candice Ethridge at 395-9498, Betty Eertmoed at 395-
9240 or Elaine Jacobson at 395-1878.0
Join the Audubon Society of
Southwest Florida for a presentation
on ospreys by Mark "Bird" Westall
Thursday, February 18, 7 to 8 p.m. at
Westall, owner of Canoe Adventures
& Wilderness Tours, began his ecotour
business on Sanibel in the mid-1970s.
As an avid birder, he became involved in
monitoring osprey and bald eagle popula-
tions on Sanibel in the late 1970s.
He will be sharing some of his many
experiences engaged in raptor research
as founder of The International Osprey
Rutenberg Park is at 6490 South
Pointe Boulevard, Fort Myers.0
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18 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 19, 2010
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The following programs are
offered at the Sanibel-Captiva
Conservation Foundation (SCCF)
The biology of alligators is an ancient
tale of survival. Florida's history of gators
and humans is closely intertwined. To
learn about these fascinating creatures
and what we must do to ensure our safety
and their survival, attend the Gator Tales
program on Wednesday, February 24 at
10 a.m. in the SCCF auditorium.
Please, never feed a gator.
The Snakes of Sanibel and
Chris Lechowicz is the SCCF her-
petologist and resident snake expert.
On Friday, February 26 at 10 a.m.,
come and learn about the snakes he has
documented on the islands and some he
has not. The small, secretive and docile
coral snake is the only poisonous snake
he has documented here and, after 30
years, some of us have never seen one.
There will be live snakes to see and hold.
Stay for the guided trail walk at 11 a.m.
The cost of the program is $5 per adult,
SCCF members and children are free.
Looking for Otters... Have You
SCCF is looking for local sightings of
island otters. Otter sightings on SCCF
trails are up these days but so is the
water level in the wetlands... there are
lots of crayfish to eat and lots of scat to
prove they have been there. The North
American river otter is found in salt water
only where there is fresh water to rinse
The next Otter Tales program is on
March 16. SCCF invites you to tell your
otter story and feature your digital images
or video footage in the educational pro-
gram. If you see one of these charismatic
creatures, call Dee at 472-2329 or email
your stories and images to dserage@sccf.
The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation
Foundation is at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva
Road. Call 472-2329 for more informa-
Bald Eagle Sighting
John Griesbaum of Sanbiel photographed one of The Dunes' resident bald eagles from
about 10 feet away, on the 17th ladies tee of the golf course. Griesbaum said, "He was
daring me to steal his fish."
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Corals & Exotic Sealife
Shell Mirrors Gifts Jewelry Lamps
Books Craft Supplies Sailors Valentines
T-Shirts Sweats Cover-ups Hats
Solitudes@ CDs Handmade Xmas Ornaments rv
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The Sanibel Captiva Shell Club
will hold its monthly meeting on
Sunday February 21 at the Bailey
Matthews Shell Museum at 2 p.m.
Joyce Matthys will make a presenta-
tion on her museum-sponsored field trip
that she and her husband Ken partici-
pated in to Chub Cay, Bahamas. The
video, Bounty of the Bahamas will focus
on the live mollusks and sea creatures the
group encountered during their eight-day
adventure in 2009.
Two of Matthys' highly acclaimed
video productions titled Mollusks In
Action and Trails and Tales of Living
Seashells are shown through the day at
the shell museum.
Matthys and her husband are residents
of Salem, Oregon and have traveled to
Sanibel the past 17 winters. She is sci-
entific chairperson for the 73rd annual
Sanibel Shell Fair and Show and also
volunteers at the shell museum. Both she
and her husband are active members of
the Periwinkle Park RV community.
There is no charge to attend the meet-
ing and the general public is welcome.
The museum is located at 9075 Sanibel-
Debby Christensen of Seattle,
Washington found a junonia at
Lighthouse Beach. Debby is stay-
ing at Perwinkle Park.M
Join Adventures In Paradise and
The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum
Director/Curator Dr. Jose H.
Leal for a shelling adventure to North
Weather conditions resulted in cancel-
lation of the trip, which has now been
rescheduled for Wednesday, March 17
and reservations are being accepted.
Leal will assist with shell identification
as well as lead a discussion on mollusks
and the environment. Adventures In
Paradise will donate all event proceeds to
The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum.
The trip will depart from Port Sanibel
Marina at 9 a.m. Participants will board
a 45-foot powered catamaran for a
beautiful one-hour cruise through the
intracoastal waterway to North Captiva
beaches accessible only by boat or plane,
where they will watch dolphins at play
and shell along pristine breaches that only
few have the opportunity to experience.
Lunch will be served at Barnacle
Phil's, on North Captiva Island. The
menu features Caribbean island favorites
including seafood chowder, black beans
and yellow rice, and jerk-style fresh fish
and chicken. The group will return to
port at about 3 p.m. Tickets are $65
for non-museum members and $55 for
museum members. Lunch is not included
in the price of the tickets. To make a
reservation call Adventures In Paradise at
ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 19, 2010 19
T om Allen, wildlife author and
retired research biologist, will
make a guest appearance on
Thursday, February 25 at 1 p.m. in the
Education Center at Sanibel's JN "Ding"
Darling National Wildlife Refuge.
Allen, who formerly worked for the
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation
Commission on a special burrowing owl
project, will speak about the species of
owls found in this area and their habits
and needs. He will also look at the types
of structures residents can put up to
attract the birds.
Admission is free to the event, which
is sponsored by the "Ding" Darling
Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge.
Seating is limited and available on a first-
With Local Author
or the final program of its 2010
lecture series, the Sanibel-Captiva
Audubon Society will present a
program by Sanibel author Charles
Sobczak. Living Sanibel: A Nature
Guide to Sanibel and Captiva Islands
will be presented on February 25 at
7:30 p.m. at The Community House.
Sobczak will use this occasion to intro-
duce his brand new book of the same
The book, a 400-page comprehen-
sive guide to everything natural found on
Sanibel and Captiva, contains a detailed
history from the gathering of wind blown
sand particles in the creation of Captiva
to the truth about the Calusa. Also cov-
ered are photographic identification of
105 birds, 70 shells, fish, flora and fauna
as well as a complete guide to kayaking,
biking and hiking trails, making this book
a must for any islander or visitor. Fresh
off the press copies of Living Sanibel
will be available for purchase with sign-
ings following the lecture. The author will
donate $5 from the proceeds of each
book to Sanibel-Captiva Audubon.
All are welcome to attend. Doors open
at 6:30 p.m., and parking is available
at The Community House and at The
photo by Linda and Graham
Auberge du Soleil, Cape Coral
Upcoming "Ding" Darling Lecture
(*Book-signings will follow all starred
*March 3 Wednesday evening,
Douglas Brinkley, Wilderness Warrior:
Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade
for America Program is at BIG ARTS,
7:30 p.m. Ticket price is $20 for general
admission, $10 admission price for stu-
March 11 Charles Sobczak, Living
Sanibel: A Nature Guide to Sanibel &
March 18 Rick Bonney, Citizen
Birding, Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
For more information, call 472-1100
ext. 241 or log onto www.dingdarlingso-
Schoolhouse Theater. A $5 donation is
appreciated with proceeds being used to
promote conservation on Sanibel and in
Florida. For additional information, call
Elaine Jacobson at 395-1878 or visit
-. Come explore our natural world
Annual Conservation Forum at BIG ARTS -- Feb. 24
Colonel Alfred Pantano, Jr., Commander
of the Jacksonville District of the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers -- which over-
sees all of the Corps' work in Florida --
will be appearing at the Annual Conser-
vation Forum, sponsored by SCCF, the
Everglades Foundation and BIG ARTS.
Also appearing are Dr. Tom Van Lent,
Everglades Foundation; Rae Ann Wessell,
SCCF; and Kirk Fordham, Everglades
Foundation. There will be ample time for
Q&A, and a Wine & Cheese reception fol-
lows. Tickets are available at BIG ARTS,
900 Dunlop Road, 395-0900.
Adults $15; Students $5. Wednesday, February 24, 7:30p.m.
The biology of alligators is an ancient tale of survival.
Florida's history of gators and humans is closely
intertwined. Learn about what we must do to ensure
our safety and their survival on the islands. Wednesday,
February 24 at 10 a.m.
Kayaking Pine Island Sound
Learn about the natural and cultural history of Pine Island Sound on
this kayaking adventure. Monday, Feb. 22 at 9 a.m. Reservations re-
quired, please call Captiva Kayak at 395-2925.
Snakes of Sanibel-Captiva
Learn about the snakes documented on the is-
lands by SCCF herpetologist Chris Lechowicz.
There will be live snakes to see and hold.
Friday, February 26 at 10 a.m.
Stars Over Sanibel
Learn about the constellations, our solar system and distant stars within
the Milky Way galaxy in this program on SCCF's Center Trail at the
Nature Center. Wednesday, Feb. 24. Reservations required.
BIRDING THE PRESERVES, Join birders at SCCF preserves, Fri. at 8 a.m.
BUTTERFLY HOUSE TOURS, Tuesday at 10 a.m.
EXPLORE SANIBEL'S INTERIOR WETLANDS, M-F at 11 a.m., Wed. at 2 p.m.
HUMAN USES OF NATIVE PLANTS, Tuesday at 10 a.m.
RESIDENT ENVIRONMENTAL OVERVIEW, Monday, Feb. 22 at 1:30 p.m.
WEEDS AND SEEDS, Join amateur botanists on walks, Mon. at 8:45 a.m.
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation
3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road (one mile west of Tarpon Bay Road)
Nature Center and Shop: Open Mon-Wed 8:30 a.m. 4 p.m.
Open Saturday 10 a.m. 3 p.m.
Native Plant Nursery: Open Mon-Wed 8:30 a.m. 5 p.m.
39) 472-2329 Closed Saturday www.sccf.
20 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 19, 2010
Pieces Of The Water Puzzle,
A Regional Water Quality Forum
BIG ARTS annual Conservation
Forum will be held Wednesday, 4 a
February 24 at 7:30 p.m.
in Schein Performance Hall in
cooperation with Sanibel-Captiva '' .
Conservation Foundation and the '
Everglades Foundation. The forum
will discuss water quality issues that .
impact Southwest Florida's rivers and
Speakers include Colonel Alfred A.
Pantano, Jr., commander, Southeastern .
U.S., Army Corps of Engineers; Tom
Van Lent, PhD, PE of the Everglades
Foundation; and Rae Ann Wessel ,
of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation -
As commander and district engi- I
neer, Colonel Pantano oversees the
federal development of water resources d il T
in Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S.
Virgin Islands. The program includes
the corps' largest ecosystem restora-
tion project, the Everglades, Herbert
Hoover Dike Rehabilitation, the corps'
largest regulatory program, and the CERP's Planned Flow map
largest federal coastal program in the
Dr. Van Lent is a senior scientist with the non-profit Everglades Foundation; he pro-
vides scientific and technical support to organizations involved in Everglades restora-
tion. He worked for the South Florida Water Management District on the development
of the computer model used to create the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration
Project (CERP). Van Lent also has worked as a hydrologist for the National Park
Service, and served as the deputy director of the South Florida Natural Resources
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local resorts, winning ticket
and services. Excitement builds through
the evening as the raffle winners are
announced, followed by a live auction for
the bigger items.
Before the raffle and action begin,
attendees are treated to a friendly,
all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner, with
pasta,meatballs, salad, garlic bread,
wine and sodas, served up by the chefs
and kitchen staff of the Kiwanis Club.
Kids' bikes are always a popular raffle
Last year this motor scooter brought lots of
Admission is $8 in advance or $9 at
the door, and children under10 eat free.
Advance tickets can be purchased from
any Kiwanis member and also at Bank
of the Islands, Big Red Q Printing and
Funds raised from the event are used
by the Kiwanis Charitable Foundation to
benefit local community youth groups
and other worthy non-profit enterprises
in and around Sanibel. About 30 local
groups receive support from the event.
Primary sponsors, whose generous
support helps to underwrite the event,
are Bailey's General Store, Bank of
the Islands, and Sanibel Captiva Trust
Company. 'Tween Waters Inn also sup-
ports the event by supplying the meat-
balls. In addition, many other island busi-
nesses show their support by contributing
food and prizes that are placed in the
raffle and auction.#
ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 19, 2010 21
And Wine Fest
Afew tickets are still left for
CROW's Woodstork Art & Wine
Fest Sunday, February 28, from
4 to 7 p.m. at Trader's Cafe. Many
acclaimed artists have donated their work
for the event and most will be available
for bidding at the silent auction.
A few works from artists such as
Darryl Pottorf, Alan Maltz and Charles
Bullet will be sold to the highest bidder
at the live auction portion of the event.
Also included will be an original piece
from Robert Cipriani, whose paintings
are represented by numerous galleries,
corporate and private collections. Cipriani
has been a long-time supporter of CROW
and this year he has donated a landscape
titled Magic Hour to the live auction. It is
on display, along with some of the other
live auction pieces, at Bank of the Islands.
Jean Baer will be the auctioneer.
Attendees are encouraged to dress in
a Woodstock theme. The event celebrates
the birth of CROW and the original
Woodstock Festival which happened in
the same era of the late 60's.
Tickets are $100 each; to purchase
tickets call Carol Rothman at 472-3644,
A gourmet picnic basket drew lots of raffle
entries last year
You are passionate about Southwest Florida. You spend
your winters here. You love the sandy beaches, the sound of
a breeze playing in the palms, the art festivals, the shopping,
dining with friends.
For you, Southwest Florida is a home away from home. And
you want to keep it beautiful in every wat for years to come.
The Good Neighbor Community Foundation of Sanibel-
Captiva, a division of the Southwest Florida Community
Foundation, is dedicated to that same idea-sustaining a
high quality of life in Southwest Florida. We do it with you
through endowed funds, building sustainable solutions to
community issues and providing grants in support of causes
that matter to you and to your neighbors.
Express yjour passion for Southwest orida.
Call us at 259-274-5900.
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On Monday, February 8 the cus-
tomers of Noah's Ark were treat-
ed to the annual fashion show.
Julie Boyd explained that the purpose of
the show is "to thank our customers for
their participation during the past year."
Out of the Ark's receipts, contributions
are made to numerous charities, many
of which are in the Fort Myers area.
This year, trying to stop the growing
problem of hunger and its ramifications
has been the focus.
Pat Jones introduced the models, all
wearing outfits from donations to Noah's
Ark. Since Hats Off to Our Customers
was the theme, the models searched
through all the donated hats to find ones
that matched their outfits. Lunch was
served and the doors of the Ark were
opened so everyone could do more shop-
Charities supported include FISH,
Sanibel Community Housing, Brightest
Horizons, ACT, PACE, CCMI, Harry
Chapin Food Bank, South Fort Myers
Food Pantry, SWFAS, and The Salvation
Army of Lee County.#
Billy Shackford, Sean Shackford and Zachary Farst
Sean Shackford of Sanibel found a junonia in the surf and couldn't wait to show
his mother Kathleen. With him were his brother Billy and friend Zachary Farst.0
Reverend Ellen Sloan talks with guests
ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 19, 2010 23
SCCF And Captiva Cruises Programs
On Cayo Costa And Cabbage Key
Captive Cruises and the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF)
recently completed a cooperative training program for docents to conduct
natural and cultural history programs aboard Captiva Cruises' vessels. The
docents went through an intensive program covering the ecology and history of the
Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor region. This course also covered environ-
mental interpretation exercises, techniques and principles.
Docents have regularly represented SCCF and Captiva Cruises with narration on
the daily Dolphin and Wildlife Adventure Cruise. Now docents will also be aboard the
trip to Cayo Costa and Cabbage Key to offer an added program on the history and or
ecology of the area.
Cayo Costa State Park, only accessible by boat, has eight miles of pristine beaches
and live oak ridges making it a diverse and fascinating destination. Cabbage Key, also
only reachable by boat, has an historic old Florida Inn, a famous restaurant papered
with dollar bills and a botanical nature trail and observation tower. These special
docent led programs will take place on Saturdays for Cayo Costa starting February 20
and Thursdays for Cabbage Key starting February 18.
For more information, call 472-5300.0
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SCCF Stars Over
E ver since people have been walk-
ing this planet they have been
marveling at the stars shining
down on them. The Sanibel-Captiva
Conservation Foundation will be offer-
ing a Stars Over Sanibel program on
Wednesday evenings in February to
help satisfy our natural curiosity for the
mysteries of our universe and its constel-
lations, neighboring planets within our
solar system and distant stars within the
Milky Way galaxy.
On clear nights this program will last
approximately an hour and a half; on
cloudy nights a video about the stars will
Space is limited and reservations are
required. For more information and reser-
vations call 472-2329.4
To advertise in the
he Captiva Island Yacht Club
(CIYC) will have a fleet review
Saturday, February 27.
All boaters in the yacht club and
Captiva residents are welcome to join in
The parade will be led by CIYC
fleet and past flag officers will be on
the reviewing stand pontoon boat from
After disembarking past 'Tween
Waters Inn boaters can make reserva-
tions at Green Flash restaurant or 'Tween
Waters for lunch.
Get your friends together and deco-
rate your boats with a patriotic theme.
Boaters will line up in front of Green
Flash at 10:30 a.m. and landlubbers are
encouraged to gather on their docks and
cheer on their neighbors. All types of ves-
sels are welcome. For more information
call the yacht club at 472-4133.M
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Sea Fandango Arrives With
Clue Number Five, Find Nemo!
Going to or Coming from the Beach
We have meals to go...
* Rotisserie Chicken
* Hot Foods
* Salad Bar
A Great Selection of Cold Drinks
Every Day 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Jerry's has wheelchairs and electric shopping carts available.
by Evelyn Neill
t's the big week AEHSLSLES
Sof Sanibel Sea
School's annual NILEGJ _
and the scavenger LVEOI
hunts continue! The
Sea School's winter TEMNUG
has been the inspi- HEWKL
ration for a series
of Sea Fandango
scavenger hunts. Now unscramble the boxed letters to learn the I
This year, as with
last year, Lily & Co.
is our scavenger
hunt sponsor. The The first person to find the card at this island lan
first person to find
the location of the
Sea Fandango token will be rewarded with
a true treasure from Lily & Co. and the win-
ner is posted online. The prize is free to
the winner and there is no obligation. That's
the spirit of this ocean celebration. Sanibel
Sea School is a 501(c)3 dedicated to marine
conservation through experiential education.
All proceeds from Sea Fandango will go to
scholarships and operating expenses. Join us
Saturday night, February 20 at 6:30 p.m. for
Sea Fandango at The Community House.
And so we arrive at clue number 5: The prize: a silver
Test your Word Scramble skills to win this Lily & Co. valued a
The first person to find the card at this island landmark will ,i'i
by Dr. Bruce Neill
his spring, Sanibel Sea School is
excited to offer a 12-week series
of adult classes titled The Twelve
Big Questions. On Wednesday after-
noons, we invite you to find answers
to some very interesting marine ques-
tions. This week, we will perform a
squid dissection to study squid biology
and anatomy, and we will discuss why
cephalopods may be smarter than we
originally thought. We hope you'll join
us February 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. for an
afternoon of fun and learning with other
island residents who are curious about
What's inside a squid?
We've all seen footage of squid swim-
ming rapidly, leaving clouds of black ink
in their wake to fend off predators. Many
of us have used squid as bait, and per-
haps even more have dined on calamari,
but have you ever really considered why
a squid is built the way it is? We will get
out our scalpels for a squid dissection,
and we'll study squid anatomy to figure
out how cephalopods move and where
their ink comes from. We will discuss the
characteristics of class cephalopoda and
review surprising recent discoveries about
You can attend just one week or all
12. For more detailed course descrip-
tions, visit sanibelseaschool.wordpress.
Nemo pendant from
com. Classes are $55 each, or $50 each
for four or more. To register, e-mail Liz@
sanibelseaschoool.org or call us at 472-
Do you have a couple hours a
week that you could volunteer as
a park beautification specialist,
tour guide or park ambassador at one
of Lee County's many beach parks?
Opportunities are available with Lee
County Parks and Recreation at Bonita
Beach, Dog Beach Bowditch, Lynn Hall
Park, Punta Rassa Boat Ramp, Bunche
Beach and the Causeway Islands Park.
Interpretive guide training is available,
hours are flexible and little to no experi-
ence is necessary. For more information
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 463-
tart the morning with outdoor
yoga at Bowman's Beach at 10
a.m. on Tuesday, February 23.
Yoga is designed to stretch, tone and
strengthen the body while improving
flexibility, proper alignment and circula-
tion. All fitness levels are welcome. Bring
your own rug, towel or yoga mat. Some
mats will be provided. Pre-registration is
required by phone or in person at the
Sanibel Recreation Center, 3880 Sanibel-
Captiva Road, 472-0345.0
location of the prize!
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Recycle It Exhibit
Joe Thompson with Preparing to Shrug
An awards presentation for the
Recycle It exhibit was held at
BIG ARTS on Sanibel Saturday,
February 13. The exhibit was curated by
Bea Pappas. The judge for the exhibit
was Jo-Ann Lizio, artist and gallery
owner in Naples, Florida. Lizio, who
also crafts art from recycled objects said,
"I enjoyed seeing the diverse work pre-
sented for consideration. I am an artist
Carol M. Rosenberg with Last Smash
that likes the challenge and expansion
of my "palette." The range and level
of the art was vast! We ended with 66
pieces. This exhibit challenged artists
to solve problems, believe in the cre-
ative process, and the element of the
The first place award went to Joe
Thompson, for Preparing to Shrug,
which was made from more than 37
discarded computer keyboards, and more
than 300 wrenches. The second place
winner was Carol M. Rosenberg, for Last
Smash, made from a wooden tennis rac-
quet. The third place winner was Dorothy
Wallace, for Dangerous Music, made
from recycled glass and nails. Judge's
Merit Awards went to Ralph Bigletti,
Scott Durfee, Matthew Engel, and Byron
Honorable mention winners were
Jerry Churchill, Mary Ann Devos, Jack
Graham, Ricki Howie, Anna Marie
Jacobi, Anne Kittel, Frank Mason, Bea
Pappas, and Wes Roberts.
The exhibit remain on view through
March 1. Phillips Gallery is open Monday
through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Recycle It exhibit is supported by
Visual Arts Patron season sponsors June
Rosner and Russ Bilgore.0
Anne Kittel with Pushing The Envelope
made of security envelopes' inside lining
he third concert in the Chapel
by the Sea Presbyterian Church
Concert Series, Brahms at the
Beach, will be held on Sunday, February
21. The Southwest Florida Symphony
Chorus with Conductor James Caulkins
will perform at 4 p.m. Tickets are $15
and may be purchased ahead of time
by calling 463-3173 or at the door (if
Chapel by the Sea Presbyterian
Church is at the 2500 block of Estero
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even produce a slam (trout, snook and
redfish) without changing technique.
Throwing live shrimp you never know
what the next bite will bring. The smallest
little bite you think is a small sheepshead
or snapper picking at and stealing your
shrimp might turn out to be the big fish
of the trip.
This time of year the bigger gamefish
generally hang close to or right on the
bottom and feed much more slowly in the
colder water. Cold water really slows their
metabolism so a really slow approach
is the key to getting those bites. I like
to cast up-current and let the bait or jig
sit still for 10 to 20 seconds, giving it a
gentle short hop across the bottom; once
in a while just pick up the rod tip to make
sure the bait is not hung up. Let the
current move the bait just staying tight
enough on the line to feel the bite. When
you do, wait until the fish finally comes
tight on the line before setting the hook.
Often the fish will bump the bait multiple
times before finally swimming off with it.
Avoid that big swing and miss strike -
a little twitch and lift of the rod tip will do
the trick. Once the fish starts to run, set
the hook a few times with a light strike. If
you do miss the bite, with this technique
the bait will still be close enough to the
Send Us Your Fish Tales
T 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@example.com; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213.
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most days, last
week fishing was
still good. A few
rough wet rides
across and around
the bay paid off
with redfish, trout
and sheepshead all feeding well.
Finding good tide movement and
deeper water sheltered from the wind
was the key to staying comfortable and
getting on a good bite. Shorelines and
creeks with drop-offs and channels from
four to six feet seemed to hold the major-
ity of fish caught. All the fish caught this
week were either on live shrimp or soft
plastic shrimp jigs bounced really slowly
across the bottom.
In winter time you will find lots of spe-
cies of fish mixed together in the same
deeper places. One fishing hole might
fish for it to find and
take the bait again.
Most of the red-
fish taken this week
hit the bait five or
six times before
finally deciding to
swim off with it.
redfish bites are
so gentle. I believe
they like to turn the
live shrimp around
before eating it
and swimming off.
Be patient and let
them take it. Once
the drag of the reel -
off line it's usually
the time to set the .
Areas that have
been good fish-
ing for me lately
were the dead-end
canals and creeks
in and around St.
James City. Fishing
the mangrove side .
of the canals and
around bigger boats Samantha Mitchell s
that look like they
have not moved
in a while made for some good action.
The Galt Island channel just north of
St. James City on the lower tides was a
good bet with lots of action. Fish the cuts
where the water moves fastest.
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hows off a big winter time redfish
Action in the "Ding" Darling Refuge
seems to be getting better every day with
the outside creek mouths being produc-
tive on a low incoming tide. The outside
points and deeper holes of Chadwick's
Bayou on Captiva also held lots of rat
reds on the higher incoming tide this
week. Safety Harbor on North Captiva
has also been a good area to fish with
the water crystal clear. The docks in
there have produced lots of gag grouper,
sheepshead, snapper and a few jacks.
Big sheepshead can be found on most
deeper water docks this time of year.
The docks on the south side of Captiva
Pass and docks in the mouth of the river
have had some real monsters on them,
up to five pounds. Anchor up close and
fish straight down the pilings with a small
hook baited with shrimp chunks and just
enough weight to get it close to the bot-
tom. If you want to get the sheep really
turned on and fired up, chum with freshly
One of the great things about Pine
Island Sound is that there are so many
small islands, sheltered bays and creeks
and there is always somewhere warm
and dry to hide even on the windy
days, so you can have a good day fish-
ing. Don't let the cold and wind of a
Southwest Florida winter keep you off
Capt. Matt Mitchell moved to Sanibel
in 1980 and has fished local waters for
more than 25 years. He now lives in St.
James City and has worked as a back
country fishing guide for more than 10
years. If you have comments or ques-
tions email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yvonne Neal and Carol Allen in the bow of a boat checking the aids in the long cut to
A Public Service
he Sanibel-Captiva Sail & Power
Squadron is currently conducting
water and land rallies. The water
rallies are to inspect local channel navi-
gational buoys and markers to deter-
mine if they are present, in place, and
their condition. Thirteen boats go out
to various channel areas to make this
Most local channel aids are main-
tained by Lee County Division of Natural
Resources's. Justin McBride, senior envi-
ronmental specialist, provides the search
information such as navigational aid num-
ber, latitude and longitude.
A recent check of the aids in the long
cut to Monroe Channel on the north side
of St James City revealed that Marker 9
was fine but a bit hidden by a bend in the
channel. In fact, all aids were present
with numbers, clean signage, and good
However, another rally boat has
already discovered three missing markers.
ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 19, 2010 27
This will be reported to Lee County and,
if applicable, to the US Coast Guard. If
it is not to be replaced it will be reported
to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA)m, which provides
the current information for our charts.
Charts can be downloaded by Googling
In addition the squadron has three
"land rally" teams which use local NOAA
chart #11427 lists of small craft facilities.
A small craft facility is typically a marina
that provides various services to the boat-
ing public. Information from NOAA is
reviewed and any changes are reported.
Jim Strothers, squadron co-op chair-
man, also performs similar duties for
United States Power Squadron (USPS)
District 22 which has 18 squadrons in
Southwest Florida from Crystal River to
Marco Island. He is also number two
person at the USPS national level for
co-op charting. Strothers is also leader
of the Sanibel Emergency Response
and Assistance Team (SERAT) work-
ing with the Sanibel Fire Department.
All 13 boats and three land reports are
reviewed, processed, and filed with the
Upon completion of the SCSPS rallies
it is anticipated that over 50 members
will have given of their time. At the end
of the month-long effort, participants will
descend on the Strothers' residence for
hors d' ouvres and refreshments prepared
by Bev Strothers.
Nationwide it is estimated that squad-
ron members provide $15 million to $20
million worth of effort through the chart-
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it or not, they .
were a happy Some of the artists' displays
wouldn't they be happy, this is one of the finest arts and crafts fair in Southwest
Florida. There were one hundred and four booths with the most outstanding art
work offered at any fair in the region. Of course, it takes a village to produce one
of these shows and our village of Rotarians was out in force donating many hours
of time and a ton of hard work to produce the club's major fundraiser for the year,
which supports the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary club's local and international humanitar-
The club certainly has a lot of people to thank for making our fundraiser successful
this year, so we will start with all of you that came. We thank each and every one of
our sponsors and auction donors starting at the top with our major sponsors: Congress
Jewelers, NBC-2, Beasley Broadcast Group Station 106-3, and Sanibel Captiva Bank;
all of our Sanibel-Captiva Rotary club members, visiting snowbird Rotarians, and the
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Sunrise Rotary Club, Fort Myers (parking). We especially have to thank the core arts
and crafts fair committee members: chairman, Robert Monk; artist relations, Tony
Gropp; marketing, Chet Sadler and Dan Cohn; volunteer coordinator, Joel Ospa; auc-
tions, Warren Teigen; logistics, Dick Waterhouse; shirt sales, Bill Christison and Bunny
Ospa; program, Charlie Emerson; and food concession, Wally Lambert. They did a
terrific job this year, in spite of rain, wind, cold temperatures, and a number of behind
the scene dramas that always occur working one of these events. Our Rotary shirts are
off to you, except for the ladies, we'll just say thanks!
The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday morning at
Beachview Steakhouse, 1100 Par View Drive. If you would like more information
regarding what Rotary does or how you can become a member, call 337-1099.0
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From page 1
Bill and Laverne Phillips
colorfully-shaped, gleaming phrases." The
Kremlin will have the audience choose
the second half of their program from
The concert celebrates the life of
founding BIG ARTS member Bill Phillips,
who passed away in August 2008. He is
survived by his wife of 65 years, Laverne.
Both husband and wife were instrumental
in the creation of BIG ARTS.
As a philanthropist, Bill supported
and volunteered for the arts and other
non-profit organizations, serving on
nearly 30 public service and business
boards. During its formative stages,
he served for 13 years as treasurer
of BIG ARTS, leading efforts in the
construction of Schein Performance
Hall, as well as Phillips Gallery. The
couple graciously lent their name
and support for the Laverne and Bill
Phillips Endowment Campaign. As a
long-standing member of the board of
directors, Bill served in many capaci-
Tickets are $56 loge, $51 floor and
students are free with paying adult.
Concert Sponsors are the family of
Joe Boscov, Ken Nees, Joy Schein,
and Patricia and Davis Thurber.
To purchase tickets stop by BIG
ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, or call
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From page 1
Captiva ABC Sale
Jim Sprankle carving of a pileated wood-
Sanctuary. The objective: the more the
merrier with more fun in greater comfort
and no worries about the weather.
The event begins with cocktails at 6
p.m. followed by the auction and din-
ner. "No standing outside in the cold
this year as meals will be served by The
Sanctuary's professional wait staff," said
Bob Brace, one of the organizers. Music
and dancing complete the evening.
The ABC auction will be led by
Warren Schwab. The auction benefits
the Captiva Civic Association, the CCA
Foundation, and the Sanibel-Captiva
Conservation Foundation (SCCF).
Auction highlights include:
Sitting Pretty is this year's art chal-
lenge project. It reflects the ability of area
artists to translate five unfinished wooden
chairs into individually unique art objects.
Nanelle Wehman, Dena Stegman, Diane
Fugit; Barb Fata, Marsha Topka and Helene
The artists: Nanelle Wehmann, Jan
Markle, Kym Nader, and the CRAFTY
Ladies of Sunset Captiva. There will also
be a mystery chair.
Jim Sprankle's lifelike creation of a
barrier island favorite, the colorful pileat-
A signed numbered (50/100) framed
print in peerless condition by Robert
Rauschenberg donated by an anonymous
Louise's Doll House. An exquisitely
detailed and fully furnished doll house
gifted to the CCA by long-time Captiva
and Sanibel resident Louise Tuttle.
Sue Sherlock, ABC Chair, promises
more, including a ride on the fire truck
with Captiva's bravest, a bamboo wind-
sock pole, barrier island boating tour and
luncheon for six, a dozen orchids to grace
your grounds and an orchid expert to
guide you in their care.
Last, but not least is a limited avail-
ability and street legal E-Merge electric
golf cart by Tomberlin. This fully loaded
vehicle, in cinnamon, seats four. It comes
with weather-resistant aluminum framing,
turn signals, seat belts, headlights, tail
lights, sport wheels and a built-in charger.
The cost is $85 per person.
Reservations are required by calling the
CCA office at 472-2111.0
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Another Hit At
Cast of Fly Me to the Moon
Fly Me to the Moon: a Tribute to
the Rat Pack opened Thursday,
February 18 to a packed house at
The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater.
Audiences had wine and hors d'oeuvres
on the (heated) President's Garden and
Patio before heading into the theater at
Fly me to the Moon once again pairs
up the creative genius of Artistic Director
Victor Legarreta and Musical Director
Justin P. Cowan.
Songs like Luck be a Lady, It Don't
Mean a Thing, and Lady is a Tramp will
have you tapping your toes and clapping
your hands. What better way to spend an
evening on lovely Sanibel Island, remi-
niscing through these classic hits with that
Join The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse
Theater and its talented singers for a
journey through the hits made famous
by Frank, Sammy, and Dean. The cast is
made up of five; Elizabeth Casalini, Dom
Crincoli, Solomon Kee, Victor Legarreta
and Elizabeth Urbanczyk.
The February 23 performance will be
a special fundraiser for CROW, with $5
from every ticket going to the organiza-
tion. All showtimes are at 8 p.m.
Fly Me to the Moon is sponsored by
Lily & Co. and Karen Bell & the Bell
Team. The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse
Theater is located at 2200 Periwinkle
Way, Sanibel. For tickets and information
call the box office at 472-6862 or visit
twitter? Follow along for special deals and
backstage info @SchoolhouseSNBL.4
Step Afrika! 'Electrifying'
Kenako dance photo by Erik Watson
BIG ARTS on Sanibel presents Step Afrika! at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February
20. This is the only professional company in the world dedicated to the art
of stepping, an African-American tradition. Like a band without instruments,
stepping is a percussive dance that uses kicks, stomps, claps, and chants to create
visually and musically exciting rhythms.
Washington, D.C.'s critically acclaimed Step Afrika! brings high energy performanc-
es to the stage; a spectable the Washington Post described as "electrifying." The audi-
ence participates in these interactive shows and learns basic stepping while having fun.
Tickets are general seating, $42; loge,$47; student/child, $15. To purchase tickets
Grand Patron series sponsor is The Ferguson Foundation with supporter Traders.0
Party in style '50s style, that is!
Join The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater
for their 2010 fundraiser
"Back to the Fabulous '50s"
held Wednesday, March 3rd at
The South Seas Resort
Call the Box Office for more information
Want to win $20,000?
Buy a raffle ticket for $200.
Only 300 will be sold!
Call (239)395-8629 or stop by S, 'Cngress Rolex Boutique, Congress
Jewelers or Bank of the Islands for raffle tickets.
Do nut have to be pre.snt to win.
playing and musical knowledge," said
Madison Mitchell, marketing director for
the theater. "We are lucky to have him
back and this time with Sullivan."
Tickets for this one-night-only event
are $45 and include a pre-show reception
on The Schoolhouse Theater's beautiful
President's Garden and Patio. Call the
box office for tickets, 472-6862.0
Dinner And Jazz
ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 19, 2010 31
Community House is the place to go on
Monday nights to hear the Island Jazz
and Dance Band. This is a great oppor-
tunity for locals and visitors to share in
conversation, get out on the dance floor,
and meet new friends.
Island Jazz and Dance Band members
are well-known favorites around town:
Tom Cooley on drums, Harry Reiner on
trumpet, Gene Federico on guitar and
vocals.They are joined by other musicians
Bailey's General Store will be serving
dinner before the band gets under way.
On February 22, the buffet is beef stroga-
noff, broccoli cauliflower, rolls, key lime
cake and ice cream. A cash bar is also
Tickets for the music and dance only
are $5, or $15 with dinner included.
Reservations are requested. Call The
Community House at 472-2155.#
Joe Weber and KT Sullivan
internationally known pianist Jon
Weber will return to The Herb Strauss
Schoolhouse Theater on Friday,
February 26. This time, however, New
York City talent KT Sullivan will be
joining him. The two have been play-
ing together for some time and The
Schoolhouse is honored to have this
talented duo taking the stage.
Howard Reich of the Tribune Arts
Critic wrote: "Weber ranks among the
most fluid improvisers in the business."
"The ability to convey a sense of
continual surprise and discovery while
singing almost any standard is one of Ms.
Sullivan's many gifts," wrote Stephen
Holden of The New York Times.
This event is graciously sponsored by
John M. and Mary Jo Boler. The recep-
tion starts at 7 p.m., with performance
"Weber has performed at The
Schoolhouse multiple times and always
amazes audiences with his intense piano-
Bridget Funk and Karen Hendricks were all
smiles at the last jazz concert
whether you have been looking
for a place to waltz, fox trot,
polka or just like to hear great
music played by a six-piece band, The
on all local
Next week at the Canoe & Kayak Restaurant
at'Tween Waters Inn, we're serving something
new and exciting. It's our Artist Lunches
Series, where you can enjoy a delicious
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Sanibel Music Festival Celebrates
24th Season Of March Music
On Tuesday, March 2, The Sanibel Music Festival (SMF), an island tradition,
will begin its 24th consecutive season of bringing outstanding repertoire
and artists to the island. This year's festival will feature four new offer-
ings: Borealis String Quartet, Boston Trio, Escher String Quartet with Wu Han,
and the Cliburn Piano Competition Silver Medalist Yeol Eum Son. In addition,
three returning favorites include: American Chamber Players with guest violinist
Janet Sung, St Lawrence String Quartet with Pedja Muzijevic, piano, and Opera
Theater of Connecticut. All concerts will be performed at 8 p.m. throughout the
month of March on Tuesdays and Saturdays at the intimate setting of the Sanibel
Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. For ticket
information and a detailed brochure, call the festival's hotline at 336-7999 or
visit the Web site www.
Tuesday, March 2
Opening the season
will be the Borealis String
Quartet. This dynamic
young Canadian ensemble
established a stellar reputa-
tion so quickly that its debut
concert in Vancouver was
attended by more than a
thousand people. They
have played on national
Canadian TV and made
a video that was shown
on Bravo cable TV. The
ensemble was mentored
by Andrew Dawes, former
first violinist of the Tokyo
and Orford String Quartets.
They have also worked
with the Emerson String
Quartet. The Montreal
Gazette called the Borealis
a young contender for
the Canadian hot-stuff title
currently held by the St.
Lawrence String Quartet."
Quartet No. 1; Schubert:
Quartetsatz in C minor,
D. 703; Beethoven: String
Quartet in B flat major,
Op. 130 with Grosse
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Saturday, March 6
Violist, author and
popular NPR Music
Hoffman is the American
Chamber Players' (ACP)
founder. Among today's
most versatile and inno-
vative chamber music
ensembles, the ACP was
formed in 1985 from a
core group of artists of
the Library of Congress
Summer Chamber Festival.
Hoffman's ensemble of
piano, string trio, flute and
clarinet is known for creat-
ing programs with a unique
mix of instrumental combi-
nations, ranging from duos
through works for the full
sextet. The ensemble per-
forms repertoire ranging
from familiar masterpieces,
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to neglected gems, to newly
works. Guest violinist Janet
Sung will join the ensemble
for this concert. On Friday,
March 5, ACP will con-
duct one of their delightful
Programs at The Sanibel
School for 5th through 8th
Bach: Trio Sonata
in G major BWV 1039
for flute, violin, cello
and piano; Faure: Piano
Quartet in G minor, Op.
45; Schoenfield: Three
Bagatelles for flute,
cello and piano; Mozart:
Clarinet Quintet in A
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Yeol Eum Son
ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 19, 2010
Michael-Paul Krubitzer Brian Cheney
Opera Theater of Connecticut
From page 33
Tuesday, March 9 f
Since their formation in 1997, the
Boston Trio has quickly become one of
today's most exciting chamber ensembles.
"Wherever this trio plays, drop everything
and go hear them!" hailed the Boston
Globe on the occasion of the trio's
Tanglewood debut. Acclaimed for their Scott Bearden Kyle Swann
superb sense of ensemble and wondrous
balance, the trio has a devoted following in Boston and a growing reputation through-
out the United States and abroad. Founding pianist Heng-Jin Park, who made her
solo debut with the Boston Pops at the age of 15, was a prize winner at the Sydney
International Piano Competition. Cellist Allison Eldredge, who has soloed with many
of the world's finest orchestras, is a recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career
Grant. Romanian violinist Irina Muresanu, the newest member of the group, is the
recipient of top prizes at the Montreal International Competition and the Queen
Elizabeth Violin Competition.
Schubert: Notturno in E-flat major, Op. 148; Mendelssohn: Trio in C minor, Op.
66; Smetana: Trio in G minor, Op. 15.
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Saturday, March 13
Within months of its inception in 2005, the Escher String Quartet was invited to
be quartet-in-residence at both Pinchas Zuckerman's and Itzhak Perlman's summer
festivals. The quartet, comprised of Adam Barnett-Hart (violin); Wu Jie (violin); Piere
Lapointe (viola); Andrew Janss (cello), has received acclaim for its individual sound,
inspired artistic decisions and unique cohesiveness. They were selected in 2006 for
the prestigious CMS Two residency at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
In 2007, they joined the faculty of Stony Brook University as adjunct professors in a
unique relationship with the world-renowned Emerson String Quartet. Pianist Wu Han
will join the Escher for the Taneyev Piano Quintet, which she performed in 2008 at
the Aspen Festival.
Prokovief: String Quartet No. 1, Op. 50; Beethoven: String Quartet No. 8 in E
minor, Razumovsky; Taneyev: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 30
Tuesday, March 16
Every four years, the Cliburn attracts the world's outstanding young pianists to
Texas. At age 23, Yeol Eum Son's highly versatile and accomplished performance
earned her a silver medal at the 13th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in
June 2009. Already considered among the most important artists of her generation in
South Korea, she has performed there with nearly every notable orchestra. She has
been a featured soloist with the New York Philharmonic on several occasions, most
recently as part of the orchestra's historic visit to Seoul.
Scarlatti: Four Sonatas; Ravel: Miroirs; Saint-Saens/Liszt: Danse Macabre, Op.
40; Rachmaninoff: 13 Preludes, Op. 32; Kreisler-Rachmaninoff: Liebesfreud
Sponsored by Lee Seidler and Gene Harrison and Janet and Joseph Davie
Saturday, March 20
Celebrating its 20th year, The St. Lawrence, String Quartet is generally considered
the best quartet to come along after the renowned Emerson String Quartet. Members
Geoff Nuttall (violin), Scott St. John (violin), Lesley Robertson (viola), Christopher
Costanza, (cello) serve as quartet-in-residence at Stanford. Several contemporary com-
posers, including John Adams, Osvaldo Golijov and David Bruce, have recently writ-
ten quartets for the ensemble. The dean of the Juilliard School writes of them, "The
members of the quartet approach what they do with the vigor, freshness and enthusi-
asm of a 20-year-old, combined with the wisdom of their two decades of experience."
Bosnian-born pianist Pedja Muzijevic, who is a winner of numerous prizes, includ-
ing Julliard's prestigious Petschek Award and top prize in the Busoni International
Competition, joins the quartet for this performance.
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Artistic Director Victor Legarreta want to
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Tickets are still available for the
$20,000 prize as part of The
Herb Strauss Schoolhouse
Theater's annual fundraiser. Second
prize is $5,000.
Only 300 raffle tickets are being
sold, which means there is a one in 300
chance that you could be the winner of
the $20,000 cash prize. Raffle tickets are
only $200 each so buy one on your own
or go in with some co-workers
This year's fundraiser will be held at
South Seas Island Resort on beautiful
Captiva Island on Wednesday, March 3.
Winter Wine Fest
The Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club
announces its second Winter Wine
Fest called Sanibel Uncorked! This
year it will be held on February 24 from
5 to 9 p.m. at Lily Co. Jewelry Gallery,
520 Tarpon Bay Road, across from
Bailey's General Store.
At least four wine purveyors, each
representing an excellent selection of
wineries, varietals, and vintages, will be
on hand to offer tasting. Among those
to try will be a highly rated pinot noir
from DeLoach Vinyards, a malbec from
Argentina's Trivento Amado Sur Winery,
plus an interesting selection of Italian
primitives and chiantis. All wines will be
available for purchase at Bailey's. This is
a prime opportunity to taste many fine
wines before you buy.
There will be a silent auction with priz-
es to bid on such as vacation packages,
jewelry, restaurant gift certificates, theater
and concert tickets, works of art, gift
baskets, and many wines. One outstand-
ing offering from The Timbers is a dinner
for up to six, professionally prepared and
served in your own home by Chef Chuck.
Lily & Co. discount certificates, called Lily
Bucks, will be available, and the Hirdie
Girdie Gallery of Sanibel will have origi-
nal art pieces for sale. There will also be
music and hors d'oeuvres.
However, you do not need to be present
For more raffle ticket information
call Susan Chrenc at 395-8629. Tickets
are also available at S. Congress Rolex
Boutique (next to Chico's), Congress
Jewelers (original location) and Bank of
the Islands. For event tickets call the box
office at 472-6862.
The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse
Theater is located at 2200
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CROW Night at the Theater is on
Tuesday, February 23 and tickets
are still available at The Herb
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The theater's new musical production,
Fly Me to the Moon, features Rat Pack
favorites and complimentary wine and
soft drinks on the theater's new patio
before the show.
This is an opportunity to support two
local nonprofit groups at one time, as $5
from every ticket sold will go to CROW
to assist its mission of saving injured, sick
and orphaned wildlife.
Tickets are $30 and are now available
only at the Schoolhouse Theater box
office at 2200 Periwinkle Way, Monday
through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
You can reserve tickets by phone at 472-
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Sanibel's Chef lan will have a cook-
ing demonstration. Chef lan attended
the New England Culinary Institute and
has worked in kitchens in Chapel Hill,
North Carolina; Lafayette and New
Orleans, Louisiana; Fort Lee, New
Jersey; and Cambridge, Massachusetts.
He owned and ran his own restaurant,
the Windansea, in Morehead City, North
Carolina for 10 years. During his sabati-
cal here on Sanibel, he worked at the
Mad Hatter. His notable culinary influ-
ences include Julia Child for haute cuisine
and the late Bill Neal for low country
cookery. Chef lan will demonstrate how
shrimp and grits is prepared Bill Neal
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FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 22, 2010
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) There
could be some negative reaction to your
tough stance when making a recent decision.
But overall, your efforts result in well-earned
recognition and all that can follow from that.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your
financial situation seems confusing, even for
the fiscally savvy Bovine. Maybe it's the con-
flicting advice you're getting. Check it out
before things get too tangled to unknot.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Arelaxed
attitude goes a long way in helping you deal
with any of life's irritants that might be pop-
ping up this week. You're also a reassuring
role model for others in the same situation.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your
aspect favors creativity, which should per-
suade you to work on your artistic projects.
If time is a problem, prioritize your commit-
ments so that your work isn't compromised.
LEO (July 23 to August 22) Scrutinize all
the job offers that interest you. Most are hon-
est and worth considering. But a few might
not be completely forthcoming about what
the job is and what the salary and benefits
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) An
unexpected snafu could delay the completion
of a project you're eager to finish. Find out
what's causing it, fix it, and if you need help,
don't be shy about asking for it. Good luck.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) An
idea that could be helpful to you comes from
an unlikely source. Listen to it. Discuss it. If
necessary, adjust it. If it looks as if it might
work out quite well, go ahead and use it.
SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21)
Be careful about allowing someone to share
a very personal secret with you. This could
cause problems down the line with others
who are involved in that person's private life.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to
December 21) A cooling down of a relation-
ship could be the result of neglect, unin-
tended or not. To save it from icing over, you
need to warm it up with a large dose of hot
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January
19) This is a good time to get involved with a
number of family matters that involve money
and other issues that might jeopardize the
closeness between and among family mem-
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18)
Cheer up. That difficult person who appears
to be deliberately stalling your project might
just need to be reassured of the value she or
he brings to it.
PISCES (February 19 to March 20)
Good news! Expect to feel re-energized
now that you've gone through that stressful
energy-depleting period involving a lot of
changes. Now, go out there and show them
what you can do.
BORN TH IS WEEK: You have a warm,
giving nature that inspires many to follow
On Feb. 24, 1786, Wilhelm Karl
Grimm, the younger of the two Brothers
Grimm, is bom in Germany. Grimm's Fairy
Tales were produced in several volumes
between 1812 and 1822. Tales in the Grimm
collection include "Hansel and Gretel,"
"Snow White" and "Little Red Riding
On Feb. 27, 1827, a group of students
dance through the streets of New Orleans,
marking the beginning of the city's famous
Mardi Gras celebrations. Inspired by their
experiences studying in Paris, the students
donned masks and jester costumes and staged
their own Fat Tuesday festivities.
On Feb. 25, 1870, Hiram Rhoades
Revels, a Republican from Natchez, Miss.,
is sworn into the U.S. Senate, becoming
the first African-American ever to sit in
Congress. During the Civil War, Revels, a
college-educated minister, helped form black
army regiments for the Union cause.
On Feb. 28, 1932, the last Ford Model
A is produced. The Model A boasted a peppy
40-horsepower, four-cylinder engine with a
self-starting mechanism. The Model A had
a base price of $460. Five million Model
A's rolled onto American highways between
1927 and 1932.
On Feb. 23, 1954, a group of chil-
dren from Arsenal Elementary School in
Pittsburgh, receive the first injections of the
new polio vaccine developed by Dr. Jonas
Salk. A later version of the polio vaccine,
developed by Albert Sabin, was swallowed
instead of injected.
On Feb. 26, 1972, a dam collapses in
West Virginia, flooding a valley and killing
118 people. Tailings, the byproduct of coal
mining, was the cause, as the material is
unstable when dumped on hills. The Buffalo
Mining Company, which was responsible for
the tailings, was forced to pay $30 million in
On Feb. 22, 1980, the underdog U.S.
hockey team, made up of college players,
defeats the four-time defending gold-medal
winning Soviet team at the XIII Olympic
Winter Games in Lake Placid, N.Y Two days
later, the Americans defeated Finland 4-2 to
clinch the hockey gold.
It was Francois VI, duc de La
Rochefoucauld and prince de Marcillac, a
noted 17th-century French author and mem-
oirist, who made the following sage observa-
tion: "Few are agreeable in conversation,
because each thinks more of what he intends
to say than of what others are saying, and
listens no more when he himself has a chance
Rutherford B. Hayes, the country's 19th
president, was the first to install a phone in
the White House.
It was 1948 when the first vinyl musical
recording was made. The piece of music so
immortalized was Tchiakovsky's "Nutcracker
Although we tend to think of the bikini
as a modern fashion innovation, two-piece
bathing suits can be seen in murals in the
ancient city of Pompeii.
According to Romanian tradition, a
sure-fire hangover remedy is tripe soup. In
Poland, drinking sour pickle juice is supposed
to cure the morning-after agonies. And if
you're in Germany, you should try the local
remedy: pickled herring.
The shortest street on record can be
found in the small town of Wick, Scotland.
Ebenezer Place is a mere 6 feet, 9 inches
Do you suffer from pogonophobia?
If so, you probably have some issues with
Santa. Pogonophobia is a fear of beards.
If you're like most Americans, you've
stolen from your employer -- though prob-
ably not much. It seems that 58 percent of
your fellow citizens admit to taking office
supplies for personal use.
The Hundred Years' War actually lasted
Albert Einstein's final words are lost
to history. He spoke his last words in his
birth tongue, German, and it seems that the
nurse who was attending him during his last
moments spoke only English.
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rtPoems, the collaborative trans-
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Tickets are $10 general admission.
There will be a reception beginning
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Undressing the Light by Ellie Gause inspired a poem by James Brock
A group of 12 artists and 12 poets
collaborated to produce poems inspired
by artworks and artworks inspired by
poems. Writers will perform their poems,
villanelles, sonnets, ballads, and free verse
while the paired paintings, sculptures,
photography, and mixed media artwork
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April, Canoe & Kayak Cafe at
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IG ARTS workshops and classes beginning the first week of March are:
Spanish I, II and III with Barbara Peterson begins Monday, March 1.
Intermediate Adobe Photoshop with Denny Souers begins March 2,
Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon.
Pilates Mat Class with Marsha Wagner begins March 2, Tuesdays 9 tolO a.m.
Hand Drumming with Dennis Dial is Tuesday March 2, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Painting with Hollis Jeffcoat begins March 2, Tuesdays from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Life Drawing Open Studio Non Instructed with Carol Rosenberg begins March 2,
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Watercolors Realism to Abstract with Anne Kittel begins March 2, Tuesdays from
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Child's Rocking Chair with Kassia Sparks is Wednesday, March 3, from 9:30 a.m.
to 5 p.m.
Art of Papermaking with Lynn Russell begins March 3, Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to
Learning to See and Draw Through Old Master Drawings with Daphne Hammond
begins March 3, Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon
Introduction to Macintosh OS X with Dick Holmes begins March 4, Thursdays 9
a.m. to noon
Photography for Beginners with Denny Souers begins March 4, Thursdays from 1
to 4 p.m.
Monoprinting with Martha Graham is Friday, March 5, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Layer Imagery Collage with Marjorie Pesek is Friday, March 5 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Building on the Four Cornerstones of Painting: Series 3 with Hollis Jeffcoat begins
March 5, Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Life Drawing Open Studio Non Instructed with Carol Rosenberg begins March 5,
Friday from 9:15 a.m. to noon.
continued on page 39
Local Author Book Discussion
At The Sanibel Public Library
he Sanibel Public Library will host a book discussion with author Charles
Sobczak on Tuesday February 23 at 2 p.m.
Sobczak has published four novels and two works of non-fiction, the latest being
Living Sanibel, a Nature Guide to Sanibel & Captiva Islands. He lives and writes on
Sanibel and formed Indigo Press, L.L.C. in 1999 with the publication of his first novel,
Six Mornings on Sanibel. From the original print run of 3,000 copies the novel went
on to become the best selling book on Sanibel. It is currently in its sixth printing with
more than 25,000 copies sold.
He will be discussing his latest book and signing copies.#
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get away from Agency, addressed The FORUM at BIG ARTS on February3. Following
all the problems his remarks on the necessity of a secret Intelligence agency, Goss, a
we confront in former Sanibel mayor, county commissioner and U.S. congressman
e conro from Southwest Florida, was honored with a reception in Phillips Gallery
the world.g where he was greeted by Joanne and Andy McKelvey of Sanibel.
Speaking on photo by Charles Simms
the topic, Does
America Need and Want A Secret Intelligence Agency, Goss noted that America's
intelligence agencies "are regularly maligned, but these people don't have all of the
facts because they are classified."
A clandestine CIA agent during the Cold War, Goss served 11 months as direc-
tor during the George W. Bush Administration in 2005-2006. Goss' political career
ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 19, 2010 39
started in 1974 when he was elected to his first of three terms as Sanibel mayor after
playing a key role in incorporating the City of Sanibel as a separate entity from Lee
County, guaranteeing the sanctity of the island's environmental and developmental
well-being. The popular founder then moved on to election as county commissioner
and U.S. congressman from Southwest Florida.
Discussing the CIA's present role, Goss said the agency is the only U.S. department
"allowed to break the law overseas" to obtain secret intelligence information.
"We will never be 100 percent safe; there are no guarantees," Goss added. "This is
not a global war against terrorism, but, mortal combat against a worldwide network of
Despite the CIA's diminished role since 9/11, Goss continued, it is the only agency
capable of penetrating "uncontrolled wild areas" such as Somalia and Yemen where
the military and FBI cannot enter. "This is a critical reason to keep the CIA up and
running and strong," he added.
"The U.S. is not imperial; that's not our role; America is good, not perfect; it's
nonsense that the U.S. is evil; most people respect our country and want to come
here," Goss said.
Goss characterized the atmosphere in Washington, DC, as "mean spirited; there is
a deficit of trust and a confidence gap."
During the question period, Goss was asked, "How effective is torture?" He
responded that during the Bush Administration, enhanced interrogation techniques
were used, "not based on bodily harm," but designed to be "mildly unpleasant" involv-
ing conditioning and manipulative aspects such as solitary confinement and noise.#
From page 38
Life Drawing Open Studio Non
Instructed with Carol Rosenberg begins
March 5, Fridays from 12 to 2:45 p.m.
Flow Yoga with Connie Caracappa
begins March 6, Saturdays 9:30 to
Watermedia Techniques: Pouring with
Watercolor with Bea Pappas is Saturday,
March 6, and Sunday March 7, from
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
There are ongoing workshops in
Youth Dance, Life Drawing, Voice, and
other music lessons.
The BIG ARTS Community Band and
Chorus welcomes new musicians and
singers throughout season. The band is
especially seeking saxophone, horn, and
clarinet players. Call 395-0900 for more
BIG ARTS Workshops are sponsored
by Sony Corporation of America.#
40 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 19, 2010
Monday Night Movie
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the life of a..
Seraphine Louis, will be shown
on Monday night, February 22
at 7 p.m. in Schein Hall. This
film, released in 2009, won ,
nearly all of France's top film
honors, sweeping the field with
seven Cesars; comparable to our .I .1:-
Oscars. Seraphine is played by ..
Yolande Moreau who was named
best actress by the French Film -
Academy. Seraphine works as
a maid and housekeeper until
she is discovered by art dealer
Willheim Unde (Ulrich Tukur)
during the early 1900s; the era
prior to World War I and the
Great Depression. Colorful can- Yolande Moreau as Seraphine
vases of naive art represent her
exceptional talent and add beauty to the film as she becomes known and celebrated
for her artistic talent and ability.
Refreshments will be served following the film on the Gainer Veranda; Visnja
Gembicki will introduce the film and lead the discussion. Tickets are $7 and can be
purchased at BIG ARTS in advance or on the evening of the showing. Phone 395-
0900 for more information
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SCCF And Captiva Cruises Programs
On Cayo Costa And Cabbage Key
aptiva Cruises and the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF)
recently completed a cooperative training program for docents to conduct
natural and cultural history programs aboard Captiva Cruises' vessels. The
docents went through an intensive program covering the ecology and history of the
Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor region. This course also covered environ-
mental interpretation exercises, techniques and principles.
Docents have regularly represented SCCF and Captiva Cruises with narration on
the daily Dolphin and Wildlife Adventure Cruise. Now docents will also be aboard the
trip to Cayo Costa and Cabbage Key to offer an added program on the history and or
ecology of the area.
Cayo Costa State Park, only accessible by boat, has eight miles of pristine beaches
and live oak ridges making it a diverse and fascinating destination. Cabbage Key, also
only reachable by boat, has an historic old Florida Inn, a famous restaurant papered
with dollar bills and a botanical nature trail and observation tower. These special
docent led programs will take place on Saturdays for Cayo Costa starting February 20
and Thursdays for Cabbage Key starting February 18.
For more information, call 472-5300.0
From page 37
Artist Lunch Series
Beverly Spana Functional Art and Hand Painted Glassware, March 3 to 7;
Sandra Coyle Simply Elegant, March 10 to 14; and
Beth Collette Designs in Glass, Jewelry, March 17 to 21.
On March 24 through 28, 'Tween Waters Inn employees will showcase their tal-
ents, including: Vickie Mancha Watercolors and Acrylics; Elaine Stacy Shell Craft;
Betty Wise Watercolors; Jeanne Rosemurgy Handcrafted Handbags; and Dinny
Froling Seashore Creations.
For more information call 800-223-5865 or visit www.tween-waters.com.0
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morning when he
told us about his
childhood as he
grew up in Puerto Ismael Hernandez
Rico, the son of a committed Marxist.
Ismael Hernandez is the founder of the
Freedom & Virtue Institute in Southwest
Florida, and he told a very emotional
story of how he converted from an
empire hating" Marxist and Socialist to
a loving American with a desire to build
a society that respects freedom and
Living in Puerto Rico, the FBI fol-
lowed Ismael's father for 40 years, track-
ing his involvement in different leftist
organizations. It was no surprise then
that Ismael grew up wanting to support
the cause which would one day hope-
fully defeat the United States and all of
its Capitalistic allies. Castro and Che
were his role models at the time. Ismael
claims that this hatred, however, drove a
spike between his parents and ultimately
destroyed his family. All the while, Ismael
refused to back down on his faith, and he
became confused how to live with both
Marxism and God. He eventually joined
the Jesuit Order of Priests to clarify some
of his questions. Ismael received a full
scholarship to the University of Southern
Mississippi to study philosophy and learn
about "The Evil Empire."
Upon his arrival into the United
States, he said he had a "breath of fresh
air" of freedom. From that point on,
he said he realized Marxism was a big
lie where shame is used as a weapon.
Ismael's mission is to establish a regional
institute dedicated to the dissemination
of the ideas of a free and virtuous soci-
ety informed by the principles of the
American founding. This is an idea built
on the conviction that human freedom
directed by the virtues is the most effec-
tive tool to assist those in need. The
institute will bring to the local community
and its basic structures (family, church,
free associations of citizens) opportuni-
ties to learn, dialogue and implement
our principles. Love for America, love of
neighbor, concern for the poor, respect
of the principles of freedom, and a desire
to build a society that respects human
dignity outline the elements of his efforts.
When asked if he sees any similarities
between what he saw in Puerto Rico as
a child and what he sees currently in our
country, Ismael said, "Yes, the United
States is showings signs of Socialism,
but the movement started back in the
1930s." Ismael's goal is to help the poor
through local efforts, not through an
increase in government. He said one of
his favorite quotes from Mother Teresa
is that the rich can help the poor, and
the poor can help save the rich's souls.
To learn more about The Freedom and
Virtue Institute, go to www.fvinstitute.org
Two Kiwanians got older this week:
neighbors Don Feiner and Allan Marcus
received horrendous versions of Happy
Birthday, and I am sure they are in the
street arguing over who is older. Let's
hope they stop and put on their happy
faces before they serve spaghetti and
meatballs on Saturday February 27 at
The Community House. Tickets to the
annual spaghetti dinner can now be pur-
chased from any of your local Kiwanians.
We hope to see you there.
From page 34
Beethoven: String Quartet in A
major, Op. 18, No. 5; Mendelsshohn:
String Quartet in F minor, Op. 80;
Franck: Piano Quintet in F minor.
Sponsored by Tom and Sue Pick
Tuesday, March 23
Returning to SMF after several tri-
umphal appearances, Opera Theater of
Connecticut (OTC) will present a dynamic
new program of opera highlights. Artistic
Director Alan Mann adds his witty and
informative commentary before each
selection. Several of the company's gifted
young singers who have performed at
the festival through the years have gone
on to the Met, the New York City Opera
and Lyric Opera of Chicago. OTC will
celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2010.
This year's voices: soprano Teresa Eickel;
mezzo-soprano Gala El Hadidi; tenor
Michael-Paul Krubitzer; lyric-tenor Brian
Cheney; and baritone Scott Bearden.
ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 19, 2010 41
Kate Ford, co-founder of the company,
serves as general director and Kyle
Wine, Women and Song
Music from: Thomas, Offenbach,
Mascagni, Donizetti, Rossini, Rodgers,
Romberg, Bizet, Mozart, Verdi, Massenet,
Sponsored by the Estate of Christine
Tickets may be purchased for the
seven-concert series at $200, a sav-
ings of $30, by contacting the Sanibel
Music Festival, PO Box 1623, Sanibel
Fl, 33957-1623, by calling 336-7999,
or by logging on to www.sanibelmusic-
festival.org. Single tickets may be pur-
chased by mail, phone and are available
at Bank of the Islands, 1699 Periwinkle
Way, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank,
2477 Library Way or Sanibel Captiva
Community Bank, 1037 Periwinkle Way
The Sanibel Music Festival was incor-
porated in 1987 as a non-for-profit orga-
nization. Its mission is to present classical
music of the highest standard at afford-
able prices and to promote the careers
of young artists through performance
Sanibel Music Festival is grateful
for the support of the Lee County and
Southwest Florida Community Foundation
and thanks Piano Distributors, Inc. and
Yamaha Corporation of America for
graciously providing the Yamaha CFIIIS
Concert Grand Piano. Sponsored by Mary
Paige and Steven Abbott and Congress
Live Entertainment, Thurs Sun
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BOO SIGNING EVENTS
Sanibel Island: March 7th & 8th
Fort Myers Beach: March 27th
Times: Noon-2pm and 4-6pm
42 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 19, 2010
by Di Saggau
Music of Broadway
Monday, March 8
at the Broadway
Theatre. This talented vocal duo will
regale the audience with some of the
greatest hits of Broadway. At the time
of my interview with Lessack, he was
cruising on the lovely Regent Mariner
in Antarctica. I joined the ship in
Ushuaia, Argentina, which is the south-
ern most point in the world. We have
been rocking' and rollin' on the Drake
Passage (known to be the roughest
seas in the world) for a few days now
and I am ready for calmer waters. I am
performing with my trio, 3 Men and a
Baby... Grand! and we'll stay onboard
until we reach Buenos Aires."
Lessack and his trio wowed audi-
ences last year at BIG ARTS Now
you can hear him in a totally different
show. I asked him to describe the con-
cert. What can the audience expect?
"An Enchanted Evening: The Music
Joanne O'Brien and Lee Lessack
of Broadway truly celebrates over six
decades of Broadway favorites, from
West Side Story to Phantom of the
Opera, and features myself and mezzo
soprano, Joanne O'Brien. Joanne and I
have been friends for over 30 years and
have performed this concert in over 300
cities across the country over the past
decade. It truly encompasses some of my
all-time favorite classics."
With so many Broadway songs to
choose from, Lessack explained how
they selected what to use in the show.
"We worked through so many songs and
it was hard to make a final selection. In
the end we wanted to create a nice arc to
the show and also highlight a few areas.
For instance, we felt that Rodgers and
Hammerstein were really the backbone
to American musical theater as we know
it. So we wrote an entire medley celebrat-
ing their songs. We also have an Andrew
Lloyd Webber medley because his music
continues to be an audience favorite
wherever we perform." The show will
also feature music from Lerner and Lowe
and Stephen Sondheim.
Lessack explained how he and
O'Brien met. "I attended a public school,
and Joanne, an all-girl Catholic school.
The good news for me is that they always
needed men for their annual musical pro-
duction. I auditioned for Oklahoma and
was cast as Ali Hakim (the peddler man)
while Joanne was starring as Laurie.
We've been friends ever since."
When asked what he likes best about
being an entertainer, he said, "I abso-
lutely love connecting with the audience.
Finding that connection through the use
of my voice is the most thrilling thing in
Lessack's graceful lyric vocals and
sophisticated yet endearing persona have
made him a shining star on the interna-
tional cabaret scene. O'Brien appears
regularly in concert from Los Angeles
to New York. Both have received rave
reviews. This is a show for everyone who
enjoys the hit songs of Broadway.
An Enchanted Evening: The Music
of Broadway plays at Broadway Palm
Dinner Theatre for one night only,
Monday, March 8, with dinner at 5:30
p.m. and show at 7:30. Tickets are on
sale and are $52 for dinner and the show
or $32 for the performance only. Call
278-4422 or stop by the box office,
1380 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers.0
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Come meet artist Myra Roberts
at a booksigning at BIG ARTS
Periwinkle Gallery and Gift Shop
on Tuesday, February 23 from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. The new gallery, at 2244
Periwinkle, is located adjacent to The
Roberts will sign copies of her new
book, Myra Roberts: Retro Images From
The Florida Coast, which introduces
her stunning new portraits of famous
personalities who came to Sanibel and
Captiva, such as Anne Morrow Linbergh,
JN "Ding" Darling and Thomas Edison,
as well as historic places such as 'Tween
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Making A Visit To Fort Myers
A audiences of New York City Ballet (NYCB)
venture from around the world to see the
company's stunning performances, but
for the first time in three decades one prominent
dancer will be missing. Darci Kistler, principal
dancer with NYCB, retires this year. Southwest
Florida is fortunate enough to see her dance one
last time during the eighth annual BRAVO! Ballet
on March 14.
Kistler began studying at the School of American
Ballet (SAB), the official school of NYCB, at the
age of 12. She has danced with the company since
1980 and in the rank of principal dancer since
1982. She is the last dancer at NYCB hired by
legendary choreographer George Balanchine, who
gave her many lead roles. She also starred as the
Sugarplum Fairy in the 1993 film version of George
Balanchine's The Nutcracker
BRAVO! Ballet, which features eight other
NYCB principal dancers and two renowned musi-
cians in the company's orchestra, raises funds for
Gulfshore Ballet, Southwest Florida's only nonprofit
classical ballet school. The March 14 performance
starts at 3 p.m. at the Cypress Lake Center for the
Arts. The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
box office is the official ticket outlet. General admis-
sion tickets can be purchased by calling 481-4849
or visiting www.bbmannpah.com. Patron tickets at
$150 include preferred seating, reserved parking,
and a Sunset with the Dancers party where guests
mingle with the NYCB dancers, including Darci
Kistler; to purchase these tickets contact bravobal-
For more information contact Audrea Anderson
at 334-2905.D Darci Kistler
ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 19, 2010 43
Shell Point Speaker Series
Draws To A Close
S hell Point Retirement Community presents Dr.
Harold G. Koenig, founding co-director of the Center
for Spirituality, Theology and Health, as the final
speaker in the 2009-10 Speaker Series. The presentation
will take place on Thursday, February 25, at 7 p.m. in the
Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point.
Dr. Koenig will examine the relationship of religion/spiri-
tuality and mental health in our lives and propose a model of
how it may impact physical health through mind-body con-
nections. He will then explore the relationship between reli-
gion and physical health, immune functioning, cardiovascular
functioning and longevity.
Dr. Koenig is board certified in general psychiatry, geri-
atric psychiatry, and geriatric medicine, is on the faculty at Dr. Harold Koenig
Duke University as professor of psychiatry and behavioral
sciences, and associate professor of medicine. He is founding co-director of the Center
for Spirituality, Theology and Health at Duke University Medical Center. His research
on the connection between religion and health has been featured on national and
international TV news programs. He has given testimony before U.S. Senate and U.S.
House of Representatives concerning the benefits of religion and spirituality on public
Tickets are $30 each. Call 454-2067.#
photo by Paul Kolnik
44 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 19, 2010
Island Cinema and
BIG ARTS Academy Award Series
Carey Mulligan as Jenny, Peter Sarsgaard
as David photos by Kerry Brown
by Priscilla Friedersdorf
This week's film from the list of
those nominated for Academy
Awards continues with An
Education. It will be shown at 1
p.m. on Wednesday, February 24 at
the Island Cinema. The film's award
nominations include; Best Picture,
Carey Mulligan for Best Actress, and
author Nick Hornby for Best Adapted
Set in London in 1961, Jenny (Carey
Mulligan), is a young intelligent woman
with ambitions, among them attending
Oxford University. Her sweet, doting par-
ents are from the British middle class and
want the best for their only child. Jenny is
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Rosamund Pike as Helen, and Carey
Mulligan as Jenny
in those restless years when she strives to
be older and more sophisticated than her
age of 16 allows. The "education" she
experiences is not of the classroom, but
in her young life does it ultimately prove
just as valuable?
Peter Sarsgaard plays David, a 30-ish
man; clever, witty and brimming with
sophisticated charm. His urbanity and
cunning overwhelm the reservations of
Jenny's parents as he pursues the girl.
Sarsgaard's performance and those of
Alfred Molina and Cara Seymour as her
parents are exceptionally well acted.
The film is rated PG 13 for some mild
sexual situations. Tickets are $7.50 and
can be purchased at the Island Cinema.
Everyone is invited to attend a discussion
led by Tom McCarter following the film
at 3:30 p.m. at The Sanibel Bean, 2240
Library Author Series
Author Elizabeth Berg, right, chats with Nancy Cleara, left, and Carol Gregorio of Sanibel,
following a luncheon hosted by the Sanibel Public Library Foundation at The Sanctuary
Clubhouse on Sanibel on February 11. Berg has written many novels, including Durable
Goods, The Last Time I Saw You, and Talk Before Sleep, which was featured as one of
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Sarsgaard as David
Above and right, two of Myra Roberts'
Myra Roberts has donated
a signed, limited edition
giclee print to the Center
for Environmental and Sustainability
Education at FGCU. The center will
feature the print at its 6th annual
Fundraising Celebration at Peter and
Mallory Haffenreffer's Sanibel home on
Thursday, March 18 from 5 to 8 p.m.
ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 19, 2010 45
Bald Eagle Sightings
WHERE YOU'RE PLANTED
Buy Local encapsulates the growing
local and organic food movement. The
painting features fresh produce carried in
the basket of a vintage bicycle. Roberts
also created graphic prints highlighting
the theme of the event: Bloom Where
You're Planted: Focus on the Local. The
center will serve local and organic food at
Roberts delights in bike rides to gather
organic ingredients for her kitchen. "I
was inspired to paint Buy Local after
making regular Sunday morning trips
to the Sanibel farmers' market," says
Roberts. She donated the Buy Local
gicl&e, in addition to a signed, limited
edition copy of her new biographical art
book, to the fundraiser.
For more information or to request an
invitation to the fundraiser, call 590-7166
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Adult bald eagle taking his lunch in flight
On Saturday, February 6 Rick Zurbriggen took a photo of a juvenile bald eagle
while he was perched on the guardrail of the Sanibel Causeway. He is still in
between the colors of a baby and an adult bald eagle even the beak chang-
es color. Zurbriggen also captured a full grown bald eagle that took flight during a
kayaking adventure on the Sanibel River. Zurbriggen commented, "We are so lucky
to live on such a beautiful island. "
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Where God Lives
by Priscilla Friedersdorf
If you have ever gone there for a ser-
vice, that is just what it feels like, you
know this is a place where God would
live; the quiet, the simplicity; an aura
of peace permeates without the preten-
sions of more elaborate structures.
Sandy Mc Cartney Ehlers has captured
this in her new book, An Old White
Chapel Where God Lives, a sensitive
and loving tribute to Chapel by the Sea
on Captiva Island. It is a history of the
church and a remembrance of those who
were instrumental in creating this place of
Twenty-eight separate essays recall the
experiences of those who have worshiped
there. In addition Ehlers has compiled
exquisite photographs by 26 photogra-
You learn through this remarkable
book why you feel so welcome there...
because you are, and why your particu-
lar religious outlook does not seem an
issue... because it isn't.
Ehlers in her foreword, An
Interdenominational Church, describes
how pastors are chosen, "We carefully
select retired pastors... No pastor remains
for more than three years... No pastor
can be of the same Christian denomina-
tion as the pastor that proceeded them."
Why does it seem so non-judgemental;
because it is, the love of God encom-
passing. Ehlers writes, "The people who
attend... represent the Abrahamic tradi-
tions, primarily, being Christians. There
are, though, those who have no religious
persuasion and a few... in their most
honest moments would define them-
selves as agnostic. It creates a remarkable
Pastors' reminiscences are among the
essays and a list of the chapel's ministers
is included dating from 1949 until the
present with the current Pastor Robert
Hansel. A former pastor, Bruce McLeod,
initiated a Pets Are Welcome concept
with his dog, Clover. As Susan Stuart
writes in her essay about pet inclusion,
"A few doze. No arguments. No tiffs...
All seem to sense that this is a welcoming
Dick Pyle, who remained on Captiva
during Hurricane Charley, writes of his
experiences during the storm and how
the chapel survived intact, "...in a strange
way, the chapel will continue to defy the
odds remaining as a timeless part of
our island community."
Weddings is a special section describ-
ing how a couple can arrange one of
the thousands of ceremonies which
have taken place at the chapel over the
past hundred years. In the essay Where
Dreams are Fulfilled, Susen Berg antici-
pates the coming marriage of her daugh-
ter in the Chapel by the Sea.
Also focal at this remarkable little
church are the memorial services con-
ducted there and the cemetery which
was purchased in 1900 through the gift
from a 10-year old girl, Ann Brainerd,
of a $50 gold piece. Reading this book
on the chapel reminded me of attending
a memorial service for a friend; his sons
giving the eulogy wearing their father's
old, favorite shirts and then during a
prayer and reflecting his love of boating,
hearing the steady thrum of an nearby off
Ehlers remembers how she began
the project of assembling the photos
and stories for this book in her essay,
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by Mari Messer
At waters edge it lies
So near, so near
Eyes big as oysters
Raw with fear
Beseech a fisherman
Whose hook now impales
Flesh limp as liver
On butcher scales.
Rubber wings flap
Helplessly, slap sand
That holds it prisoner
Wide lips blubber
Like a child in tears,
Suck sand each frenzied
We watchers voice our empathy
With this wild thing
Until we see, extended aft,
The spine that stings.
God's People Loving God's People.
She thought, "How good it would be to
gather all the wonderful stories we were
sharing into a big bouquet and put them
between the covers of a book."
Closing the book is a benediction writ-
ten by Bruce McLeod, a former pastor.
An Old White Chapel Where God
Lives is available at Sanibel Island
Bookshop on Sanibel and at McCarthy's
Marina, and 'Tween Waters on Captiva.
Books can also be purchased and signed
each Sunday after services at Chapel by
the Sea. Proceeds go to the mission proj-
ects of the church.:
Dr. David T Childress will make an
appearance at the Sanibel Public
Library on Wednesday February
24 at 2 p.m. for a presentation on the
First and Second Seminole Wars.
A resident of Fort Myers, Dr. Childress
is professor emeritus of history and has
a PhD in history from Mississippi State
University. His expertise is in American
Colonial History, American Indian
History, and American Civil War.,
Mari Messer is the author of Shore
Lines: Reflections Beside the Wide Water
that celebrates the inspiring beach-
scapes of Southwest Florida. A chapter
in the book, entitled Taking a Cup of
Seawater Home, won the "enny" Award
for Writing from N Magazine. Poetry
journals and publications including the
Wall Street Journal's National Business
Employment Weekly, Writers' Digest,
The Artists' Magazine, and Artists'
Sketchbook have featured Messer's
writing. An instructor of workshops on
writing, art and creativity, she taught at
the Art Academy of Cincinnati, Ohio,
and the Center for the Arts in Bonita
Springs. She was keynote speaker
for The International Conference on
Creativity in Michigan and for the
Pennwriters Writers' Conference in
Top Ten Books
On The Island
1. Living Sanibel by Charles
2. Piano Teacher by Janice Y. Lee
3. Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne
4. Help by Kathryn Stockett
5. Those Who Save Us by Jenna
6. Deep Shadow by Randy Wayne
7. Ordinary Life by Elizabeth Berg
8. Disobedience by Jane Hamilton
9. Book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton
10. Year of Pleasure by Elizabeth
Courtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop.4
Community Foundation And The
Sanctuary Tee Up To Help Islanders
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Gross Champions, Team 3B: from left: Jerry, Andy, Dan and Dick Muench
The Good Neighbor Community Foundation of Sanibel-Captiva's (GNCFSC)
eighth annual Sanctuary Community Golf Challenge held on January 23
grossed over $75,000. The event benefits GNCFSC, a division of Southwest
Florida Community Foundation, which has been assisting island non-profit organiza-
tions and individual island residents and workers in crisis for over 10 years.
One-hundred thirty-six golfers had a day of perfect weather, great golf, food, and
camaraderie. In the present economy, tournament planners were humbled by the gen-
erosity of everyone who participated. The tournament committee was especially thank-
ful for the work of The Sanctuary's Drew Donnelly and his team.
The funds raised will be used in three ways: for direct community grants to help
islanders in need; for the GNCFSC competitive grant cycle to help non-profits that
serve island residents by enhancing local education, the environment, arts and culture,
animal welfare, historic preservation, and human services; and for endowment building
of GNCFSC's Good Neighbor Fund.
In total, the eight annual golf events held so far have raised over $504,000 to ben-
efit island communities.
The following teams and individuals won special awards: Gross Champions were
Andy, Dan, Dick and Jerry Muench; Net
Champions were Brian Cunningham,
Rob Cutler, Bobby Hodosky, and Ken
Steele; Net Runners-up were John Dale,
Dave Hunt, Bill LaMothe, and Jeff
McManus; Closest to the pin on hole #4
was Ron Heidel; Closest to the pin on
hole #16 was Andrew Carnell; Helicopter
Drop prizewinners were Bob and Carol
Amerine, Rene Lohser, and Judy Risch.
This year's honorary chairpersons were
John and Donna Schubert. The tourna-
ment committee members were Ann
Arnoff, Francis Bailey, Bob Chrenc, Ralph
Clark, Drew Donnelly, Terry Igo, Brian
Johnson, Martin Packard, and Arlene
Knox. The Sanctuary's past support of the
Good Neighbor Community Foundation
of Sanibel-Captiva has helped the board
bring critical resources to area non-profit
organizations to enhance local education,
the environment, arts and culture, animal
welfare, historic preservation and human
Since 2000, the local foundation has
distributed over $3 million in grants and
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tation on The Importance of the Battle
of Gettysburg on Friday February 26 at 2
p.m. in Meeting Room #4 of the Sanibel
The battle, fought in the small south-
eastern Pennsylvania of Gettysburg from
July 1 to July 3, 1863, is considered by
many to be the turning point of the Civil
War. The Ladds will present their scholarly
research on America's biggest and best
There is no fee for this program and
it is open to all. The program will begin
promptly at 2 p.m.
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FEBRUARY 19, 2010
Trike-A-Thon Raises Funds For
St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital
Some children were just having fun, while others showed determination
Big smiles from students at the Children's Center of the Islands
Big smiles from students at the Children's Center of the Islands
T he Children's Education Center of the Islands recently raised close to $1,
in its annual Trike-a-Thon fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research
Hospital. To date, the Children's Center has donated almost $10,000 to
Jude's. Every student rode their bicycle, tricycle, scooter, or pedal tractor around
the figure-eight track on the playground. The Trike-a-Thon ended a week of lea
ing about bicycle safety and also was an important lesson about giving to other
need. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is recognized for finding and sharii
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n the intimacy of the historic north
room at the Community House, Sally-
200 Jane Heit will share her remembranc-
es of a lifetime. Seating for 80 guests
St. will allow this Sanibel storyteller to draw
d the audience into an evening that will
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continued on page 9B
Around The Islands With Anne
Life Now Twice As Good For Synergy
by Anne Mitchell
Synergy, known for its happy atmosphere and Life is Good apparel and
accessories, now has a second store on Sanibel. In addition to Periwinkle
Place, Synergy is in Tahitian Gardens shopping center.
How can you not be cheerful when you're surrounded by images of grinning Jake
and his trusty dog Rocket engaged in every activity under the sun, from hiking to grill-
ing to chilling. This is a business that trades on cheerfulness and, according to recent
news reports, consumers are buying into the optimism to offset economic doom and
Cathy DeGennaro and Shahana Shakur, who work in the Tahitian Gardens store,
have obviously been bitten by the happy bug and say they love their new jobs.
In addition to a comprehensive collection of Life is Good T-shirts, tank tops, hats,
beach towels, bags, golf balls, and other logo items including some in organic cotton,
both stores also carry Columbia hats, Merrell and Chaco sandals and Uggs boots. The
Uggs are now available in pink and purple as well as the usual brown.
I especially liked the pretty Grendha jelly thongs with transparent soles through
which you can see colored ripples that look like waves very island-y. The sandals are
decorated with silver-tone starfish. To match the silver starfish, there are bracelets and
necklaces in the same sea life motif. The sandals are $24 and the bracelets are $15.
You'll also find some pretty little cotton sundresses, some with a retro look, at $19.99.
For $5 you can promote optimism wherever you go: buy a reusable tote with the
big happy Jake face big enough for groceries or the beach knowing that all pro-
ceeds go to Camp Sunshine for children.
Stop in the new store and say hi and don't forget to wear your Life is Good
Island Girl Boutique is having a trunk sale on Tuesday, February 23 for
Espressiva, a casual clothing line designed for baby boomer gals who want to artfully
express themselves. Handpainted graphics are paired with phrases and song lyrics
from the times of their lives.
Garments are embellished with beads, crystals, trims and sheer overlays on the
front and graphics on the back. Fran Dioguardi, boutique owner, suggests pairing the
tops with another island exclusive, Not Your Daughter's Jeans, with great tummy con-
trol. All tunics, tanks, tees and dresses are 100 percent cotton and go up to size 3X.
Island Girl Boutique is at 455 Periwinkle Way, on Sanibel's east end, phone
continued on page 8B
photo by Annie Leibovitz
2B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 19, 2010
Zonta Home Tour Features
Former Veenschoten Cottage
Original cypress ceilings were preserved
View of spiral staircase, looking up
The Veenschoten family arrived on Sanibel in1928 from Erie, Pennsylvania
with two small sons, David and John. John grew up on Sanibel, served in
the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII and, after retirement, was a long-
time member of the Sanibel Planning Commission. He also founded the volunteer
Hammerheads who restored buildings in the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village.
He passed away in February, 2009 at age 85.
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Veenschoten family land on West Gulf Drive included a beachfront cottage, later
relocated across the street during property exchanges within the family. Three years
ago, the cottage went on the market for the first time. The lucky buyers were Vonnie
and Gerry Wilson, who envisioned creating a vacation retreat for three generations of
"We were the only buyers who wanted to preserve the original home, including
the cypress ceilings," said Vonnie Wilson. "Our wish was to create a plan that would
honor the past and its charm."
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East-end remodeled 1 bedrm
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Double lot near Sanibel
School & Rec Center $224K
Well-priced near beach lot in
Sanibel River Estates $249K
2-bedrm canal-front condo w/
dockage for 25' boat $299K
Top floor 2 bedrm w/corner
privacy & canal views $305K
1/3+acre lot in convenient
pool/tennis community $325K
Like-new east-end corner
2 bedrm w/washer/dryer $334K
2 bedrm condo across from
beach, overlooking river $349K
Reduced near-beach lot on
east-end cul-de-sac $349K
Waterfront top floor 2 bedrm
w/vaulted ceiling $399.9K
Build your beach home here,
near Bowman's Beach $449K
Updated home next to pool &
preserved land $449.9K
Easy-living ground-level steps-
to-beach pool home $449.9K
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cottage w/sunny pool $499K
3 bedrm w/2 enclosed lanais
& bay views $509K furnished
2-bedrm condo w/income,
garage, & gulf view $524K
The neighbors are dolphins &
there's room for boat $549.9K
Condo w/guaranteed income
at Casa Ybel Resort $695K
Over 1/2-acre lot w/amenities
in Sespray $699K
3-bedrm corner unit views
gulf & earns income $799K
2 bedrm in Pointe Santo,
remodeled fall 2009 $849K
Over 1/2 acre east-end canal-
front w/patio dock $995K
3-bedrm gulf-view condo w/
solid rental history $999K
Gulfside Place top-floor
privacy w/beach view $1.099M
Lot in The Sanctuary w/wide
fairway view $299K
Bay-front 2nd floor corner
Mariner Pointe 2 bedrm $399K
Price just reduced at Highly-rated Oceans Reach
Loggerhead Cay $499.9K income producer $699K
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From page 2B
Guests of Zonta's ninth annual A Peek
at the Unique home tour on March 13
will step into a luxurious yet comfortable
interior with many of the original fea-
tures intact. The renovation project faced
unique challenges: the original two-bed-
room, one-bath cottage had undergone
many additions over the years, including
a garage and a pool. The Wilsons worked
with Dan Hahn Custom Builders to unify
the home's interior and update the exte-
rior. The final design incorporates the
rare, vaulted cypress ceilings and other
historic features. A second floor was
added, providing two bedrooms, and a
magical spiral staircase leads to a sunny
open deck. The staircase has solid wood
treads and wrought iron railings which
continue around the top floor. The home
is crowned by an ornamental cupola
"This was a unique opportunity to
work with the homeowners to maintain
the integrity of the original structure while
introducing modern comforts and ameni-
ties," said Kevin Vertesch, vice president
of Dan Hahn Custom Builders.
A Peek at the Unique, always a sell-
out, is the principal fundraiser for the
Zonta Club and last year raised $70,000
to fund programs that enhance the status
of women. A few seats remain for the
afternoon portion of the tour: call 1-877-
The Wilson home is generously spon-
sored by Dan Hahn Custom Builders,
Inc., exclusively serving Sanibel and
Captiva for two decades. Kevin Vertesch
will serve as speaker at the home, as well
as Dick Fortune, art photographer, whose
work graces the interior.
The Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva
is a service organization of professional
women working together to provide
hands-on assistance, advocacy and
funds to strengthen women's lives on
the islands, in Lee County and around
the world through Zonta International.
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South Seas Named Top Family
Beach Resort By Parents Magazine
south Seas Island Resort received
No. 3 ranking on Parents maga-
zine's 2010 Top 10 Best Beach
Resorts for Families, making it Parents'
highest-ranked resort in the United
States. Reviewing beach resorts through-
out the U.S. and Caribbean to find the top
spots for price-conscious families, Parents
magazine chose South Seas for its abun-
dant nature offerings, shell-laden beaches,
and family programs and amenities. South
Seas was also selected out of more than
75 contenders based on its range of activi-
ties, the quality and uniqueness of super-
vised children's programs, size and quality
of rooms, safety factors, fun features for
parents and the overall value.
South Seas Island Resort is a smart and
exciting choice for travelers with families,
offering a memorable island experience
without the hassles of customs, high rates
or limited island flights. Captiva Island has
no stoplights, billboards, fast food restau-
rants or buildings higher than the tallest
palm tree. South Seas encourages guests
to park their cars and explore this 330-
acre wildlife preserve by foot, bike, golf sunset from the beach at South Seas Island
cart or on one of the historic trolleys. Resort on Captiva island
Recently introduced, Go! South Seas
Programs encourage families to actively
learn something new together while on vacation, whether it be fishing, sailing, cooking
or discovering nature with Go! Fish, Go! Discover, Go! Play, Go! Cook or Go! Create.
The newly opened Kay Casperson Beauty Inside Out Lifestyle Spa & Boutique at
South Seas Island Resort offers uniquely-local island treatments and deeply therapeutic
spa lifestyle experiences for parents. The Inside I'm a Princess parties and treatments
for girls ages 12 and under are perfect for birthday celebrations or mother/daughter
Sanibel Resident Goes To Colombia
With Opportunity International
anibel resident Dee Dee Nye will be in Colombia, South America from
February 21 to 26 to learn firsthand how impoverished people use
Opportunity International's microfinance services to work their way out of
poverty despite unstable politics and economic fluctuations.
Nye, who has resided in Sanibel for the last seven years, serves on Opportunity
International's board of governors. She also is a champion of Opportunity's initiative
to build a bank to serve the millions of displaced persons in Colombia who struggle to
support their families. Colombia has the highest number of displaced persons of any
South American country.
Nye says," Staggering numbers of people are leaving their homes and all of their
belongings behind to begin a new life, and the task of supporting their families is
overwhelming... yet the world hardly hears about it. An Opportunity bank could make
such a difference in their lives."
Along with 10 other participants in the Colombia Insight Trip sponsored by
Opportunity International's International Education department, Nye will visit with
clients in their homes and businesses to hear of their struggles and successes. She also
will see Opportunity's business and personal development training in action during
trust group meetings. A trust group consists of 10 to 30 clients, mostly women, who
guarantee each other's loans and meet weekly to pay back their loans and receive
Nye will meet clients like Sugey Armenteo who became displaced as the result of a
decades-long armed conflict. Sugey and her family live in a shanty town with no water
or sewage system. But since she took out her first loan of $109 with Opportunity in
2008, her sandal business has grown. Her children are now well-fed and they attend
school. She has $16 in savings and life insurance worth $4,500. Every day, Sugey
leaves her house at 7:30 a.m. to sell sandals at the Olympica Market in Magangu,
Colombia. "My cart provides me with a living," she says. "My goal is to become a
wholesaler with my own store, and make our lives so much better."
Nye says, "Through this experience, I hope to be able to share information with
others and involve them in the transformational work that Opportunity is doing to
provide fair access to economic opportunities so people can move beyond poverty
and build better futures for their families. "0
ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 19, 2010 5B
With a variety of family programs and activities including the nationally recognized
Tiva Kids Camp, Skully's Arcade and 'Tween/Teen Lounge, Swimtastic Swim School,
golf, tennis, a shopping village, nature tours, boating, fishing, sailing and water sports,
South Seas is an ecologically balanced vacation destination, perfect for families.#
Tahitian Gardens Car Show In March
Saturday, March 20 marks the
2nd annual Tahitian Gardens
Car Show on Sanibel. This
island style event is open to all types
of vehicles and this year benefits
PURRE (People United to Restore
our Rivers and Estuaries). W
The show is being organized by -
Royal Shell Companies in coopera-
tion with R+L Carriers Racing, and
Performance Plus in Fort Myers,
owned by Sanibel resident Jeff
This show will bring in cars from
both on and off the island. It will fea-
NASCAR hauler and show car
courtesy of R+L Carriers Racing
Photo ops in the show car
Tours of the hauler j
Complete line of car accessories
Raffles -SANISEL MIC
Live Music by The Hat Boys
Entry fee for cars is $20 and includes a commemorative T-shirt. Contact Barb
Harrington at 472-2783 or barb.harrington@RLRLLC.com for entry information by
Admission is free for the public; a donation to PURRE is suggested. Some activities
will have a fee with proceeds going toward PURRE.
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Sanibel School Fund Raffles GEM
The Sanibel School Fund is now selling tickets for its annual car raffle. This
year's cost is $20 per ticket, or three for $50, to enter to win a sporty and
environmentally-sweet 2009 GEM e4, four-passenger electric car (or $7,500
cash). This car can be seen in front of Bank of the Islands. Raffle tickets are also
available at Bank of the Islands, as well as Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory, Sanibel
Surveys, Congress Jewelers and The Blue Giraffe. The drawing is on March 28
and you do not have to be present to win. All proceeds benefit the Sanibel School
The Sanibel School Fund is dedicated to providing educational opportunities, such
as the foreign language program, technology, arts and music resources not otherwise
funded by the county school system. Since its inception in 1998, The Sanibel School
Fund has supplied the school with classroom audio visual enhancements, computers,
art supplies, musical instruments, library book shelves, and other equipment, in addi-
tion to the Spanish language program. The cost of these un-funded programs and
resources exceeds $100,000 per year.
"Many of the computers used by middle school students need to be replaced," said
Sanibel School Fund President Craig Holston. "The tremendous support of the com-
munity is essential for the continued success of The Sanibel School. In the past the
Sanibel School Fund has helped to provide musical instruments, equipment for science
labs, library shelving, and enhanced audio technology in the classrooms. There are
many educational programs that have an ongoing need for funding."
For more information about the Sanibel School Fund, go to www.
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Employees and owners at the party (I to r): Derrick Grey; Marcia Feeney; Judy
Underwood, co-owner of Decorating Den; Cliff Welles, co-owner of Decorating Den;
Bridget Vandenburgh; Bobbie McGlynn; Nate Grey; and John Grey, owner of John Grey
ohn Grey Painting and
Decorating Den Interiors
have recently joined forces
to provide a team approach in
coordinating paint colors and
finishes with interior furnish-
ings, flooring and molding. To
mark the collaboration, a guest
reception was held on February
11 to reintroduce clients and
friends to the many applica-
tions available from the two
There was live entertainment
on the deck at The Promenade,
along with hors d'oeuvres, and
a beer and wine bar catered by
Bailey's General Store.0
Richard Johnson, general manager of Bailey's
General Store served libations at the reception
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Around The Islands
Life is Good reusable tote, T-shirt, Grendha
jelly thongs and sealife jewelry at Synergy
The newly opened Kay Casperson
Beauty Inside Out Lifestyle Spa &
Boutique at South Seas Island Resort, is
having an open house on February 23.
The spa offers uniquely-local island
treatments and therapeutic spa lifestyle
experiences for parents plus Inside I'm a
Princess parties and treatments for girls
ages 12 and under.
The goal of Deborah McConnell,
A pretty cotton sundress at Synergy, $19.99
licensed massage therapist, is to educate
the public on the valuable benefits and
healing power of massage as a natural
alternative therapy for body and mind.
McConnell, who has extensive experi-
ence, holds the Florida State Massage
Therapy Association LMT of the Year
Award. She offers the following services:
Craniosacral Therapy: Bio-Aquatics
and Pediatrics A gentle, non-invasive
technique designed to create an optimum
environment for the central nervous sys-
Above and right, items from the Espressiva
collection at Island Girl Boutique
Healing Touch Therapy: A biofield
therapy that is an energy-based approach
to health and healing. No oils or lotions
are used, and the client may remain
Raindrop Therapy: Adapted from
the Lakota Indians, this pure grade-A
essential oil technique is designed to help
bring the body into balance, help align
the spine and energy centers and release
Trigger Point Release: Deep tissue tech-
nique to relieve chronic tensions and
Swedish Massage: A classic form of
massage that's relaxing and therapeutic.
James Hyman's Deep Emotional
Release Bodywork: One session is
enough to achieve profound differences
in your reactions and responses to the
challenges, fears, and frustrations in your
Deborah McConnell's office is at 2400
Palm Ridge Road C-3, Sanibel, phone
Congress Jewelers is celebrating the
grand reopening of its original Sanibel
location and its new Congress Jewelers
Rolex Boutique. Look forward to enter-
tainment, champagne and light hours
d'oeuvres Friday and Saturday, February
19 and 20 in Periwinkle Place Shops.
There will be a silent auction to benefit
Sanibel-Captiva Cares and a drawing for
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LIVE ON THE ISLANDS
Both Hands Band is playing at the
Crow's Nest at 'Tween Waters Inn on
Captiva tonight and Saturday, February
19 and 20, starting at 9 p.m. Taylor
Stokes is the entertainer on Tuesday,
February 16. The Laws will play on
Wednesday, February 17. Crab races are
scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays.
McT's Shrimp House & Tavern
on Sanibel has entertainment Fridays and
Saturday, phone 472-3161.
Ellington's Jazz Bar and
Restaurant has live jazz seven nights
a week from 7 to 11 p.m. at 1244
Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 337-
Friday at The Mermaid
Restaurant & Bar, there's music by
Woody Brubaker from 7 to 10 p.m. The
restaurant is at 2055 Periwinkle Way,
Biddies Bucket's entertainment
lineup is: Tuesday, karaoke; Wednesday,
Steve Reynolds; Thursday, Robby Hutto
and the Absent-Minded Band; Friday,
karaoke; and Saturday, karaoke. Biddles
Bucket is at 2499 Periwinkle Way,
Sanibel, phone 472-2323.
RC Otter's, 11506 Andy Rosse
Lane, Captiva, has live music daily with
dining inside and outside, phone 395-
Keylime Bistro on Captiva features
live entertainment seven days and nights
each week, phone 395-4000.
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Please visit our Island Sun
online advertisers each week
You can click through to their Web
sites for more information about
real estate, shopping, restaurants
and services. Just click on the logos
surrounding the front page.
Twilight Cafe at 2761 West Gulf
Drive, Sanibel, has live music with Jeff
Key from 7 p.m. to close on Fridays,
along with a late evening two-for-one
happy hour in its newly-remodeled bar,
which now has a full liquor license. John
McClane plays jazz at the Wednesday
Jazz and Sushi Nights. Phone 472-8818.
Danny Morgan plays on Tuesdays and
Thursday at Traders Store & Cafe,
The Jacaranda has entertainment
nightly from 8 p.m. to midnight, phone
The Island Cow's live entertain-
ment is from 6 to 9:30 p.m. nightly.
The line-up: Monday, Dan Confrey;
Tuesday, Jeff Key; Wednesday, Ken
Wasiniak; Thursday, Diana Lynn; Friday,
Greg Watts; Saturday, Diana Lynn; and
Sunday, Ken Wasiniak. Phone 472-
Danny Morgan and Friends play at
Casa Ybel Resort pool bar on Sundays
from 1 to 4 p.m., phone 472-3145.
Doc Ford's Fort Myers Beach
Rum Bar & Grille at 708 Fisherman's
Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, has entertain-
ment most Friday and Saturday evenings
and Sunday afternoon and evening,
Sunshine Seafood Cafe at 8750
Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers, has live
entertainment on Friday and Saturday
nights featuring jazz and relaxing dining
entertainment, phone 489-2233
Restaurant owners/managers, please
e-mail or fax your entertainment sched-
ule to Anne Mitchell at islandsuncity@
aol.com or 395-2299.0
The Sanibel Beet
by Jean Baer and Betsy Ventura
rrr! It has been cold. But despite
the weather we still see a great
crowd at the Sanibel Island
Farmers Market. With coffee in hand,
local residents and visitors continue to
enjoy their Sunday morning shopping
amongst the vendors.
ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 19, 2010 9B
We are pleased to announce that the
Market will be moving to City Hall begin-
ning Sunday, February 28. Hours are 8
a.m. to 1 p.m.
Much thanks to RLR and the shops at
Tahitian Gardens who have allowed the
growth of the market to be such success.
Same time same place this Sunday... See
you at the market.M
From page 1B
After the show there will be an artist
reception with Heit with appetizers, des-
serts and drinks.
"This is an evening to celebrate our
talented friend and neighbor and it is
one show in our Neighbor to Neighbor
Series started this year at the Community
House, commented Marge Meek, event
chair. "Our islands attract so many
interesting people with a broad range of
backgrounds and expertise. We want to
showcase them and their talents and in
so doing, enrich all our lives".
Heir is becoming a familiar neighbor
as she sings with the Island Jazz Dance
Band and the Dixielanders. Her rousing
rendition of Hello Dolly always receives
thunderous applause. Her training and
experience in the arts led her to a wide-
ranging spectrum of media, including
theater, television and movies.
Reservations are requested. All
proceeds go to the operation of the
Community House, a not-for-profit orga-
nization. Tickets are $35. Call 472-2155
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Portraits In Print
They Create A
World Of Wonder
S by Jane Vos Hogg
I t's yet another
one of those
Park Carvers of
Frappier, a tool
and die maker,
retired from his job
Institute of Technology he and his wife
set off in their motorhome touring the
south to see where they would like to
spend their winters. Sanibel seduced
them and, some 20 years ago, they
bought a place in Periwinkle Park and
have wintered here ever since.
But Earl's once busy hands needed
something special to do which is why,
about 16 years ago, he and some other
wood carvers came together and started
the Park Carvers, a group of men who
met each week and carved together,
mostly birds. Early on they worked in
a small building at Periwinkle Park but,
when a fire destroyed that site, they were
offered space at the Sanibel Community
Church. You'll find them there, a group
of nearly a dozen people, carving away,
every Thursday from early morning until
Carvers loved to share ideas and
expertise; they are generous with infor-
mation. Now legally blind, Earl has shifted
from birds to more manageable flow-
ers. Wearing heavily magnified lenses,
plus a head-mounted magniview, further
enhanced by a loup, he is still able to
make the rounds of the table in his men-
tor role, to focus in on such details as
"that looks really good. Now just use this
thin blade to tip up the feathers on these
What brings people to carving? And
who are these people? It is a wonderful
mix. There is Jack Price, a retired ortho-
dontist who hails from Columbus, Ohio
and has been coming to Sanibel for 35
years. His pastimes run the gamut; he's
a private pilot, boater, and biker and he's
been carving for seven years. He thinks
that years of dentistry, with its neces-
sary manual dexterity, made it a logical
blend. Add his love of nature and bird life
and the combined ingredients all fell into
Harry Gardner was a grain farmer
in Indiana growing soy and corn. When
he retired his wife remembered reading
a Readers Digest article which said that
Sanibel was the "best place to shell in
the U.S." Seven years ago they headed
this way, liked it enough to get a second
home and return each winter. Once here,
several of his carving neighbors infected
him with their interest.
When he was growing up, Eric
Peterson wanted to be an artist but a
dealer suggested he find work with a
more predictable income so he became
an engineer working for Eveready Battery
Co. At the same time he pursued his pas-
sion... he was a semi-professional singer
doing mostly light opera but also bar
mitzvahs, weddings and sweet sixteens.
Some years ago surgery required losing
the use of his voice so, with singing gone,
he replaced it with another pastime,
wood-carving. For almost seven years
he did only Santa Clauses but here in
Sanibel (where he has been for 28 years),
he blended power tools with painting and
turned to the birds he is doing today.
Janice Keeney grew up on a farm in
Independence, Kentucky and still lives
there in a 200-year-old house. Her hus-
band's brother loved Sanibel and talked
them into it. That was 29 years ago.
They come for four months each spring
and two months each fall. While here
Janice, a soprano, sings with the Fort
Myers Symphonic Mastersingers and
the rest of the year with the Northern
Kentucky Community Chorus The
Kentucky group tours Europe every
two years and while there they have six
concerts, some in churches and others
in cathedrals. Singing requires lengthy
rehearsal time both in Kentucky and here
in Sanibel and considerable time practic-
ing at home. By contrast, carving pro-
vides a peaceful break from music. Long
ago she concentrated on carving gourds
but one day her husband saw carvers
working in Periwinkle and he suggested
Janice see what they were up to. Clearly,
she was captured.
Married to an academician, Winifred
Blacklow moved every seven years but
she made instant friends and contacts
with her love of lace. She is a fine bob-
bin lace maker, a dying art in today's
world. Some years ago she and a lace-
making friend met some local carvers in
Massachusetts and they decided to make
wooden dolls. Her first one took almost
five years but the experience turned her
on to carving. So, for the several months
she is in Sanibel each winter she works
with the carvers group.
Ed Sessa is a pediatrician in a small
Upstate New York town. He discovered
carving when his nurse introduced him
to the world of wood decoy carvers.
She suggested he visit a museum in
Maryland famous for their decoys of the
Chesapeake area. One visit and he was
turned on and he's been carving ever
since. He spends almost four months
each year in Sanibel, carving away.
Back in Indiana, Orton Zook was in
the pharmaceutical business, specializing
in veterinary and agricultural chemicals.
He began coming to Sanibel in 1972 but
for the past 17 years he's been spending
near half his year here. He began carving
about 14 years ago and, while most of
the carvers like to do birds, he prefers to
do more massive animals.
Elliott LaRose, from Upstate New
York, is also a retired tool and die maker
and he has always loved working with
wood. Back north he is a furniture maker
but down here, with limited room for that
in his condo living space, he shifts to a
second love, wood carving.
Ken Mickle, a retired pediatrician from
Green Bay, Wisconsin has been carving
with the group for the past six years. In
his initial post-retirement period, bored
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with too much time on his hands, he
took a course in wood carving at a near-
by vocational school. He abandoned the
pursuit deciding he lacked both patience
and the steady hand required for knife
work. However, some years later he met
Harry Gardner through the Senior Center
when they began to bowl together. Talk
turned to hobbies and, once again, he
found himself talking to a carver. The
simple "why don't you come watch us
sometime" led to a re-kindled interest.
Don Hogg, a retired anthropologist,
has been carving with the group for four
years. While many of the carvers work
with birds, most specifically small and
precise duplicates of the real thing, he
creates fanciful beasts. Most often using
driftwood or found materials he likes to
think of his work, not so much as carv-
ing, but rather as that of releasing the
spirit captured within.
One of the group comes from an art
background and she is the only person
there, when painting her bird, uses oils
rather than acrylics. The process, both
exacting and painstaking, is exciting to
watch as well as dramatic to view in its
Harry Albrecht, the president of the
Carvers Club, is a retired engineer from
New Jersey. He winters here and carves
only ducks. "Well, not only," recalls Earl.
"He once did a hibiscus and then there
was his butterfly... call it a butterfly on
steroids... it was huge!" With this it is
clear that carvers share not only their
talents and assistance but good times
For the past four years the Sanibel
Library has presented a one-month dis-
play of the carvers' work. This year, the
curious will have an opportunity to see
the carvers at work Saturday morning,
February 20 when some of them will
bring their tools, talents and imagination
together to work in the library entrance
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The Village Shops Ribbon Cutting
PURRE Water Coalition. This
organization is an integral part of
maintaining our precious water
Royal Shell Property
Management Lucinda Schaeffer
and Kate Wyatt. Is your condo asso-
ciation looking for a management
company? Contact Lucinda or Kate.
They also assist owners of private
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Representatives from Royal Shell Vacations and Royal Shell Preferred Properties turned
out to support Royal Shell Property Management and six other shops and businesses at
The Village Shops ribbon cutting. From left: Tiffany Orsino, Randy Bacik, Sarah Ashton and
Combination of seven retailers and businesses celebrated their businesses join-
ing the Sanibel-Captiva Chamber recently at The Village Shops. Mayor Mick
Denham and a variety of chamber members and business clients traveled the
center and performed the ribbon cutting ceremony at each participating shop and
Participating in the evening's festivities were: Sanibel Tropical Wines Vicki and
Ben Miles. Their charming shop carries exclusive tropical wines and wine accessories.
Watson MacRae Gallery Maureen Watson. The gallery specializes in museum
quality art and artisan works.
Island Interiors of Sanibel Kym Nader. Purchase decorative items or visit with
Nader and she will assist you as you redo one piece of furniture or an entire home.
Tribeca Salon Domizio Melchiorri. Hair color experts and master haircutters for
both men and women.
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Auction Of $25,000 In Jewelry
To Benefit Sanibel-Captiva Cares
Congress Jewelers will celebrate its grand reopening this weekend, February
19 and 20, with a silent auction to benefit Sanibel-Captiva Cares. A dozen
pieces of designer jewelry, worth more than $25,000, will be offered. Many
of the designers will join in the celebration.
Among the 12 pieces will be a white gold and diamond pendant from Leslie
Greene. The 18-karat pendant features pave diamonds on three concentric ovals and
retails for more than $3,500. Norman Silverman has donated a $6,000 diamond
pendant to the auction, which will also include a gold necklace with a pelican-in-flight
pendant from the Sealife by Congress collection valued at more than $3,500.
Joining Leslie Greene for the festivities will be Lazare Kaplan, originator of the
round, brilliant-cut diamond; representatives from Bez Ambar Designs, who invented
the princess-cut diamond; and other well-known designers.
"Jewelry lovers should not miss this event," said Scot Congress. "The pieces in the
auction are amazing, and this is a rare opportunity to meet the creative minds behind
some of our favorite collections.
"We're happy to be back in our original Sanibel location, under family ownership,
and look forward to raising a significant sum for Sanibel-Captiva Cares," Congress
Congress Jewelers and its Rolex boutique, located a few steps away, will be open
from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Each visitor will receive Congress
Cash, gift certificates worth $25 to $1,000 that can be redeemed at the store during
the weekend with no minimum purchase required.
Sanibel-Captiva Cares was formed in 2000 to help improve awareness and funding
for children's health care in Southwest Florida after a group of parents were inspired
by the extraordinary care that saved an infant's life. During the past decade, the group
has raised $2.5 million for The Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida with sup-
port from Congress Jewelers, which has donated jewelry for annual auctions. Melissa
Congress serves as one of three event co-chairs for the 10th anniversary celebration,
scheduled for Sunday, March 21.
For more information, call 472-4177 or 472-1222.0
Bailey's Kicks Off Shamrock
he Bailey's Center Merchants' Association (BCMA) is inviting customers to
support the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Southwest Florida by purchas-
ing shamrocks through the Shamrocks against Dystrophy campaign. The cam-
paign will run through March 17. The campaign raised over $1,500 in 2009 and
the merchants are hoping to beat that figure in 2010 with the support of visitors to
the Bailey's Center.
Green shamrocks can be purchased for a $1 donation and gold shamrocks are $5.
Bailey's Center is the only location on the island that is participating in the campaign.
What your donation can help MDA buy:
SAnnual flu shot $30
One minute of research $85
Support group session $100
Physical therapy visit $150
One week at MDA summer camp (one child) $800.M
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* 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, ground level
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* Gated, pool, clubhouse, dockage
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* Custom built 4BD/ 4BA courtyard home
* Spacious pool, Jacuzzi and patio area
* Quality finishes & modem amenities throughout
* Yacht memberships available
* $1,049,000 (2100217)
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* 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, corner unit
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* Beautiful vegetation, deeded beach access
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* $775,000 (2900763)
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SANIBEL POOL LEAGUE
Standings through February 15, 2010
Standing Team Name Won Lost
First Bunt's Ball Busters 213 91
Second One Ball Wonders 147 157
Third Fresh Legion Crew 131 173
Fourth Sanibel Cafe 117 187
Bunt's Ball Busters 14 Fresh Legion Crew 2
One Ball Wonders 13 Sanibel Cafe 3
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Highlights from Week 19: The
league's first and second place
teams posted resounding wins
this week to all but close out the season
barring miracles in the final two weeks.
Rich Ennis, Dave Doane, and Bob
Buntrock racked up 4-0 wins for Bunt's
Ball Busters. Barb Chance produced
the only two wins for the reeling Fresh
Legion Crew. Kelly "the Vulture" Greten
had a 4-0 night for the One Ball Wonders
and his teammates Bob Hodosky and Joe
Stahl also went undefeated for the night.
The last night of regular play is
Monday, March 1. On the next Monday
night the league runs its annual year-end
tournament. Entry fee is $20 and only
players who have shot 20 games or more
are eligible to compete. Signed up to date
are: Richard McCurry, Bob Buntrock,
Doug Gentry, Jack Dalton, Terry Ricotta,
Joe Stahl, Matt Hall, Dougie Fresh, Rich
Ennis, Dave Doane, Kelly Greten, Pete
Mindel, Scott Marcelais, John Earle, Barb
Chance, Jimbo Gaubatz, Ken Rasi, and
Joe Mason. A field of at least 24 players
is expected for the single game double
n Thursday, February 25, The
American League Central
Division Champion Minnesota
Twins will again lend their time and
talents to raise awareness and funds
for local cancer patients treated at Lee
Memorial Health System's Regional
The Minnesota Twins Celebrity Golf
Classic, being held this year at Fiddlesticks
Country Club in Fort Myers with a shot-
gun start at 1 p.m., marks the event's
12th year. Players will fill Fiddlesticks'
Long Mean and Wee Friendly courses
- both well-regarded as two of the most
challenging courses in all of Southwest
American League MVP of 2009 and
perennial All-Star Joe Mauer is sched-
uled to play in the tournament. Other
Minnesota Twins celebrities who have
taken part in past events include All-
Stars Justin Morneau and Joe Nathan
along with fan-favorite and 2009 "Cycle
Hitter" Michael Cuddyer. This year's
auction includes spectacular travel and
ticket packages where guests can bid to
attend the 2010 Master's in Augusta, sit
atop TD Bank Garden in the Chairman's
Suite for a Boston Celtics vs. San
Antonio Spurs game, enjoy a Tampa Bay
Lightning game from some of the best
seats in St. Pete Times Forum and dine
at some of the most popular restaurants
in the area. Also featured will be luxurious
island getaways, one-of-a-kind artisan jew-
elry and hand-signed memorabilia from
some of the biggest stars in sports and
Net proceeds from the event will sup-
port programs and treatments at the new
free-standing comprehensive Regional
Cancer Center located at the corner
of 1-75 and Colonial Boulevard in Fort
Golf slots are $250 per person and
include the auction and dinner. Dinner
and auction-only tickets are available for
$50 per person.
For more information or to register
your foursome call the Lee Memorial
Health System Foundation at 985-
3550 or visit www.LeeMemorial.org/
Wins 2010 ACE
red Couples, shooting spectacular
rounds of 68, 67 and 64 captured
his first title on the Champions
Tour by outlasting Tommy Armour III at
The ACE Group Classic last weekend at
The Quarry in Naples.
Couples shot a bogey-free final round
eight-under-par and needed every bit of it
to beat Armour III by one stroke. It was
his first official event victory since the
2003 Shell Houston Open on the PGA
Couples got off to a strong start with
five birdies on the front nine, including
three to start his round, which built him
a six-stroke lead over Armour III. As
Couples made the turn, Armour III made
his own charge, going 10-under over the
final 13 holes to tie Couples on the back
nine. Armour III finished with a course
and tournament record 11-under 61.
"I was cruising along and I birdied the
12th hole, a par 5, and hit a really nice
shot on 13 and then I birdied 14," said
Couples. "Then I hit an iron on the 15th
green and I looked at the leaderboard and
I was tied and seriously was shocked."
On the 17th hole, Couples hit his
approach shot to four feet, setting up a
birdie that determined the final margin.
He had eight birdies during the round.
Couples earned $240,000 for the victory
and 240 Charles Schwab Cup points to
take the lead over Tom Watson in the
season-long points competition.
It was Couples' first full field event on
the Champions Tour and he brought out
golf fans of all ages. Playing in the last
group, he reached the par-four 18th hole
with standing room only crowds and gal-
leries lining the length of the fairway.
Well, you know, I was impressed
with how many people were out there,"
added Couples. "The best thing about
the crowds is they're very supportive,
they love golf in Naples and I don't know
how many people were out there but it
seemed like there were a lot."
Armour III, also making his
Champions Tour debut, had nine birdies
and an eagle in his final round. Couples
and Armour III were the only two golfers
to crack 10-under. Scott Hoch finished
third at nine-under, while Bernhard
Langer and Mike Goodes tied for fourth
The Quarry proved to be a stern chal-
lenge for the Champions Tour golfers
over the course of the first two days, but
ideal conditions on Sunday led to lower
final round scores. The tournament scor-
ing average was 73.05, one stroke over
Couples led all players in greens in
regulation (49 of 54/90.7 ".. He and
Armour III posted 18 birdies to lead all
players in that category for the week.M
Dunes Women's Sweetheart Tourney
First place team, Judy Yenkole, Bob Lindman, Karne Hendrick's and Carolyn Jones
The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club
Women's Golf Association
Sweetheart Tournament on Friday,
February 12 was a Screwy Scramble.
Karen Hendricks 90
Bill Hotchkiss 92
Irmingard Markusch 94*
Debbie Fairbanks 94
Annie Wainwright 95
The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club
Nifty Niners played a 1,2,3 net
better balls of the four. format on
Thursday, February 11. Results were:
1st Judy Yenkole 54
2nd Joan Dyke 63
3rd Judy Evans 65
4th Sue Norpell 66
5th Gloria Martinez 69
Willie Winkler had a birdie on
#2 and #18 Sue Richard
#2 Bob Lindman
#13 Carolyn Jones
#16 Linda Drasnin
Skills contest, ladies::
Closest to the line #10 Rosemary
Longest drive #18 Karen Hendricks
Closest to the pin #17 Karen
Closest to the pin #2 Donna
Skills contest men:
Closest to the line #10 Bob Lindman
Longest drive #18 Felix Curcuru
Closest to the pin #11 Greg
Closest to the pin #9 Greg
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Dunes Mens Golf
The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club
Men's Golf Association played
a Two Net Best Balls of 4 (100
percent handicap) event on Wednesday,
February 10. Results:
Stan Hirschfeld 118*
Jim Burkholder 118
Roy Brodersen 120
Bob Kent 121
Won in a scorecard playoff.
Let's Get In
by Matt Oakley,
h h ihat does
groove rule change
mean for me, the
For typical golf-
ers not playing in
here's how it works:
1. There will be little effect on their
play or their clubs.
2. They can continue to play their
current clubs until at least 2024 which
includes using these clubs in club events
and establishing a USGA handicap.
ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 19, 2010 15B
3. The new grooves will have little or
no effect on shots from the fairway or
off the tee. If you were able to spin shots
with the old grooves you will be able to
with the new grooves as well.
4. The new grooves primarily affect
shots from the rough by reducing spin.
5. Clubs that conform to the old
groove rules will continue to be produced
by manufacturers and can be sold by
retailers until supplies are depleted.
For more information log onto www.
Live Auction Item
ily & Co. Jewelry Gallery has
donated an item of jewelry to the
Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club for
the live auction at the club's annual
spaghetti dinner. The event will be
held at The Community House, 2173
Periwinkle Way, on February 27 from 5
to 8 p.m.
The 30th annual spaghetti dinner
includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, garlic
bread, and choice of wine or soft drinks.
Dessert will also be available. Guests can
bid on items in the silent and live auc-
tions, take a chace on a raffle prize, and
listen to live music.
Tickets to the event are $8 per person
and are available at Lily & Co. and other
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Gulf Coast Sailing
Club Regatta To
Be Held In Naples
The Gulf Coast Sailing Club's 34th
annual regatta, The Porsche
Cup of Naples, will be conducted
on Saturday, March 27, and Sunday,
March 28 beginning at 11 a.m. each
day. Hosted by the Hamilton Harbor
Yacht Club, the regatta will feature
two days of sailboat racing for local
and national competitors. For the third
straight year, the highly competitive
U.S. Melges 24 fleet has highlighted this
regatta as one of its premier Southeast
events. Teams from throughout the U.S.
are expected to compete, and proceeds
raised through sponsorship and entry
fees will be used to help support local
Racing will be done on three sepa-
rate courses. Two will be in the Gulf of
Mexico just south of the Naples Pier, and
the third will be in Naples Bay, across
the bay from the Naples Sailing Center.
Course assignments will be based on
boat classes, which include one design,
spinnaker, non-spinnaker, cruising, and
multi-hull. Spectators are invited to
watch the regatta from the beach, or on
a boat. Entries into the regatta will be
accepted until March 26, and registra-
tion information can be found at www.
Porsche of Naples, the largest Porsche
dealership on Florida's west coast, is the
title sponsor for the third consecutive
2009 Porsche Cup of Naples sailing regatta
"We are very pleased to be connected
with such a premier racing event here
in Southwest Florida," said John Harris,
general manager of Porsche of Naples.
"The high performance and excitement
of the regatta nicely ties in with our high
performance automobiles like the new
Shore activities will be hosted for the
second consecutive year by the Hamilton
Harbor Yacht Club, which features
world-class docking facilities, a beauti-
ful clubhouse and highly trained staff. In
addition to serving as the launch site of
the regatta, Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club
will host a buffet dinner for skippers and
crew, with entertainment and a tasting
party sponsored by Slavianskaya Vodka,
on Saturday, March 27.
"The Porsche Cup of Naples is a very
fun event to participate in, and to watch,"
said Jim Gunderson, commodore of the
Gulf Coast Sailing Club, and general
manager of The Naples Beach Hotel
& Golf Club. "It promises to be quite a
competition. So if you haven't attended a
regatta before, this is a great opportunity
to see some exceptional sailing."O
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day, season passes to Sun Splash
Family Waterpark in Cape Coral
are on sale now. Early Bird season
passes offer savings up to 29 percent
over regular season pass prices and are
the most affordable way for budget-
conscious families to enjoy the park all
Prior to the park opening passes are
on sale at the Sun Splash Administration
Building, 400 Santa Barbara Boulevard.
Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to
5 p.m. on three Saturdays, February 20,
February 27 and March 6.
After the park re-opens, season passes
will be on sale 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday and weekends during nor-
mal park hours. Early Bird season pass
prices are valid through April 11.
Season pass benefits include unlim-
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parking; 15 percent off at the Calypso
Cafe, ice cream shop and gift shop; 15
percent off same day guest tickets; and
exclusive special offers and discounts
throughout the season.
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Golf League Results
The Beachview ladies headed out on yet again a cold and blustery morning,
but thankfully the event was only a nine-hole shamble. The best drive of each
foursome was selected and then each played their own ball through the rest
of the hole. The best two net scores from each team were used for the event score.
As for the best drives, in some cases it was a 100-yard drive and in others it was
300 or more depending upon the direction of the gale-force winds.
The weather was no problem for team captain Cecilia Olsson who just arrived back
from the wintry mess up north. She led her team to victory posting a net 53 with
teammates Joan Schmidt, Ann Cogwell and Judy Maurer.
One can only wonder if the warm weather will ever return to Southwest Florida
golf. In the meantime the ladies ready themselves for next week where they will take
on head pro Scott Hatto for Beat the Pro day.#
Beachview Ladies Golf League
Event Results: Format Four Person Shamble
February 10, 2010
1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
Team Team Team
Cecilia Olsson Joan Baden Debbie Smith
Joan Schmidt Jane Lautermilch Marilyn Humphries
Ann Cogwell Mary Jane Bolon Leonora Thurow
Judy Mauer Nancy Stell _-
Total: Total: Total:
53 54 54
scorecard playoff scorecard playoff
Love Lost At
by John Boynton
V valentine's Day was just around
the corner, but the Beachview
men weren't passing out love and
kisses on this cold and windy Saturday
morning. Thirty-eight golfers braved the
New England weather battling for prize
money in a 2 best balls of 4 format.
Rich Rompala, Roger Triftshauser, AI
Krause, and Ed Grosse claimed first place
with a score of 111. It was a team effort,
with architect Krause designing the vic-
tory plan, Dental guru Triftshauser quiet-
ing rattling teeth over short putts, Grosse
playing his usual steady game, and CEO
Rompala calling all the shots.
Tom Ware, Jim Sauer, Ralph Barton
and a good blind draw finished second at
114, and third place, a heartbeat away,
went to Mark Ryan, David Lewis, Jack
Tukey and Don Ray.
Shocker of the day: Barry Humphries,
Bjorn Olsson, Guy Tober, and leading
Beachview money-winner Rene Lohser,
sweeping up wilted Valentine's rose petals
23 strokes off the pace at 134.
Since its founding 32 years ago, the
Beachview Men's Golf Association has
been led by 28 different presidents, from
Clay Marsh in 1978 to our current leader,
Bill Fellows. Just six of these men are still
active BMGA members. Surprisingly, 23
of the 28 Beachview czars stepped down
after serving just one year. Why? Is it high
job stress leading to executive burnout?
Or the social isolation that comes with
making enemies faster than friends try-
ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 19, 2010 17B
ing to keep everybody happy (and how
many happy golfers do you know?)?
Dave Bugby, 2009, served only one year
because, "It would be selfish of me to
deny other qualified members the oppor-
tunity to serve." Now there's a politician
Jack Tukey, 2001-02 did serve two
terms. He was "pressed into early service
when president-elect Bill Keiffer moved
over to The Dunes to escape an increase
in Beachview dues;" and he only served
his second term because "no one else
would do it." A desperate Tukey finally
escaped by collaring Bob Ritchlin for
2003 at the last minute before he could
come up with a good excuse. Ritchlin
enjoyed the job, but happily passed the
baton to Bill Stell the next year. Stell,
2004-05, ended up staying on for two
years and made his mark on history by
bringing the Beachview/Dunes trophy
back to Parview Drive after 14 years of
Another two-timer, the late Tom
Maggio, 2006-07, also won the cov-
eted trophy, establishing the correla-
tion between glory and two year terms.
President Barry Humphries, 2008, could
not be reached for comment, reportedly
because he was still smarting after his
team's last place finish on Saturday.#
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From Near Extinction To The Elite
The Minnesota Twins In The Last Decade
by Ed Frank
T en years ago, 500-plus columns and stories ago, there
was both anxiety and excitement as we sat down with
Terry Ryan, then general manager of the Minnesota
Twins, to gather information for our first Island Sun sports
Always friendly and cooperative, Ryan, shrewd and success-
v ful in his 13-year career as Twins' GM, was coming off a tough
year as his 1999 team had finished fifth in the American League
Central Division with a lousy 63-97 record.
His payroll in 1999 was $16.3 million, second lowest in the
major leagues. In 2000, it climbed to just $16.5 million, dead
last in the majors. Just a few years later, Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig proposed
that the Twins' franchise be eliminated.
What a difference a decade makes!
As the Twins gather this week for the start of spring training which officially begins
Monday, and with the opening of their new stadium, Target Field, set for April,
Minnesota has been the most active in the off-season of any team in the AL Central.
Their 2010 team payroll already exceeds $95 million, a whopping increase from
$65.2 million last season. That's probably in the top 10 of the major leagues.
"We're fortunate as we moved from the Metrodome to Target Field that we have
some additional revenues," General Manager Bill Smith, who succeeded Ryan two
years ago, said recently in a conference call. "Believe me, we've probably tapped
pretty well into that revenue stream," he added.
The Twins obtained shortstop JJ Hardy from Milwaukee, signed veteran slugger
JimThome and long reliever Clay Condrey. Then, last week, All-Star second baseman
Orlando Hudson agreed to a one-year $5 million contract.
In addition, Minnesota brought back veteran right-hander Carl Pavano in a one-year
deal for $7 million and agreed to contracts with all eight arbitration-eligible players.
"We're certainly running to the upper extremes of where we can be," Smith said in
that conference call. "I think it's fair to say if we were in the Metrodome we wouldn't
have the revenues to be where we are right now."
There's little doubt that the moves Smith made in the off-season earns the Twins
the role of heavy favorites to repeat as AL Central Division champions.
The big question remaining is whether the Twins can come to terms with their
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reigning American League MVP and batting champion Joe Mauer. Mauer is entering
the final year of a four-year $34 million contract and has said he wants to remain with
his hometown team.
Both sides have been negotiating in the hopes of reaching a new deal by the start
of the regular season.
But it won't come cheaply for the Twins. It will likely require a six- or eight-year
contract in excess of $100 million. If agreement is not reached, teams like the New
York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will eagerly go after the young catcher.
Ten years ago, the picture wasn't as rosy for the Twins as it is today. No longer
are they a penny-pinching franchise as the figures prove $16.3 million to $95 mil-
lion. And there's a feeling of confidence at the Lee County Sports Complex where the
Twins gather for the 20th year.
And no one is happier than Ryan, who remained with the organization as senior
adviser to the general manager.
One final note: Ryan, who always said that scouting was his first love, will be admit-
ted into the Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame in a ceremony here March 30
at Hammond Stadium.
Everblades Begin Eight-Game Home Stand
The Florida Everblades begin an eight-game home stand this week with a three-
game series against the Kalamazoo Wings that started Wednesday night at Germain
Arena. The series concludes this weekend with Friday and Saturday night games start-
ing at 7:30 p.m.
The Everblades began the week with a season record of 26-18-8 and a third-place
standing in the ECHL South Division.
The local team dropped a 6-3 decision last Sunday to Gwinnett, the first loss for
Florida in the last five games. The Everblades are 5-2-2 against Gwinnett this season.
The Gladiators will be here March 4, 5 and 6 for the last three games of the current
Following this weekend's series with Kalamazoo, first-place South Carolina provides
the opposition next weekend.M
1. In 2009, Ian Kinsler became the fourth Texas Rangers player to hit for the cycle in a
game. Name two of the first three to do it.
2. How many times has St. Louis' Albert Pujols hit fewer than 32 home runs in a major-
3. Who was the last running back to win an NFL rushing title and a Super Bowl in the
4. Twice during the 1980s, a school had back-to-back winners of the John Wooden Award
for the top men's college basketball player. Name the two schools and the players
5. Colorado goaltender Craig Anderson tied an NHL record in 2009 for most wins in
October (10). Who else holds the mark?
6. Who was the last NASCAR driver before Jamie McMurray in 2009 to win one of the
final 10 races of the season despite not being in the Chase for the Cup?
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The 2010 District Champion Green
Wave boys' basketball team has
scheduled a car wash at the Bank
of the Islands on Saturday, February 20
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The team wants to raise $5,000 to
buy The Gun 6000, a machine that can
rebound and pass the ball up to 1,800
times per hour and the Green Wave
Coach Scott Guttery has been hoping for
one since he first saw it two years ago.
Some teams have been able to
improve their shot percentage by five
points in a year with The Gun.
If you are too busy to get your car
washed but would like to help the team
meet its goal, call Sandy Zahorchak of
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Green Wave ended its regular season
on a winning note with all three teams
beating their cross town rivals from
"No Lee County team has ever won
a state championship in basketball, and
winning state has been our goal since
the beginning of the season this year,"
said Guttery. "In addition to our regular
season games, we've played a tough
tournament schedule to get ready, and
I think this team has a real shot. I try
to make the extra effort to get our kids
noticed by college coaches, and a state
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Will Power; Management
Problems In Family Businesses
-by Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills,
Trusts & Estates Attorney, CPA
_._ T hen my
?' I fam-
to Clearwater in
1980, my father
joined forces with
his brother in his
that partnership didn't work out. The
conflicts led to family strife, and the ulti-
mate dissolution of the business. Both
brothers ended up working in separate
firms, and to this day they don't inter-
act often, and when they do it's often
Looking back, I believe that a lot of
the problems they experienced could
have been avoided had the brothers
engaged in a conversation about expecta-
tions before they began their business
partnership. What were their expecta-
tions of themselves, the business and of
each other? Were their expectations in
line with what the other saw? Who was
going to be responsible for what elements
of the business? How was the business
going to be managed?
In last week's column I focused on
family business succession planning its
importance as well as various psycho-
logical factors that must be overcome
to implement a successful plan when
transitioning a family business from one
generation to the next. Today I am going
to focus on management problems many
family businesses face that are not com-
mon in other businesses.
Inadequate organization is probably
the most common problem found in
many family businesses. The lack of real-
istic organizational charts or specific job
descriptions often causes family members
to duplicate functions, or for various fam-
ily members working in the business to
lack true responsibility. An informal fam-
ily business structure is often considered
a benefit to the family patriarch or matri-
arch who is running the business, since
decisions can be made more quickly and
handed down to those below.
That same centralized management,
however, can result in a less thoughtful
approach to very important issues, often
leading to bad decisions. Those decisions
may not be based on what is really going
on with those who are "on the ground"
with customers, vendors and suppliers.
While some families may fight and
others negotiate, it is far more common
for family business members to simply
ignore conflicts. It's easier, in the short
term at least, to sweep things under the
carpet. This causes long-smoldering con-
flicts to flare in stressful situations such as
a bad economic downturn, or the death
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of the family business owner. These
are the times when the family business
members must pull together to ride out
the storm, but instead they find them-
selves venting long held grievances, with
each side digging in their heels, which is
exactly what the business doesn't need at
a crucial moment in its history.
Another problem found in many fam-
ily businesses is disgruntled family mem-
bers. A key family member might leave
the business, which is bad enough as the
business must replace that employee.
Often however, when a disgruntled family
member leaves the business, he or she
continues to second-guess the decisions
of the family members who remain in the
business. This might be due to a variety
of factors, including the expectation of an
inheritance or sibling rivalry or jealousy.
Compensation is yet another issue
plaguing family businesses. While all busi-
nesses wrestle with compensation issues
for their employees, it becomes that
much more difficult when parents, chil-
dren, siblings, cousins and other relatives
are all working together. Perceptions that
certain family members are overpaid and
underworked, while other family mem-
bers are underpaid and overworked could
lead to many of the other problems I've
When these and other common family
business issues are present, it is important
not to ignore them. But how should the
business respond? There are many ways
to respond. It's not so important that you
find the "best way" so much as the family
business finds "a way" that will work for
For example, I've found success lead-
ing a "family business retreat" where the
attorney, accountant and other important
advisors meet privately first with the
family business owner (typically the patri-
arch or matriarch) to discuss the issues
that he or she sees that might plague the
business or that might ultimately cause
problems. Next those same advisors meet
privately with the family business employ-
ees to get the scoop from their end.
I next meet with the other advisors
to discuss what we've witnesses to see
if we are all hearing the same thing. We
gather ideas that might help the business,
including introducing the business own-
ers and other family members to others
that might help solve a specific problem.
We've used everything from consultants
familiar with the specific industry that the
business is operating in to psychologists
familiar with the conflicts that this particu-
lar family business may be experiencing.
From there we may engage in a fam-
ily business retreat where everyone par-
ticipates. This retreat might discuss the
expectations and hopes that every family
member harbors similar to the conver-
sation I wish my father would have had
with his brother back in 1980.
It's never too late to put things on a
better course. If any of this does sound
familiar to you, suggest a family business
retreat with your own advisors to see if
there isn't a better path for your family
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guide to the
H r looks that
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began, and con-
tinue to thrive into
the 21st century.
furniture styles of previous centuries
often featured lavish ornamentation, 21st
century furniture focuses on simplicity in
line and shape. Refined curves, flares and
rounds are today's furniture leg shapes,
and exposed legs appear frequently on
sofas and chairs. In upholstery, leathers
and solid-colored textured fabrics are pre-
ferred over bold prints.
Home Office Furniture: This furni-
ture category has seen rapid growth
in recent years, and will expand even
more. Designed to accommodate the
ever-burgeoning market with home-based
businesses, today's home office furniture
provides both practicality and style.
by Bryan Hayes
,here is an
in the construction
Field with contrac-
tors and sub-con-
Stractors. This point
really hit home
and more recently, Katrina. The amount
of unlicensed activity hit an all-time high
or low depending on what side of the
checkbook you were on. This is show-
ing itself as well during these challenging
Homeowners need to understand the
consequences of hiring an unlicensed
contractor. You can be left with danger-
ous, faulty, or unfinished work. The
unlicensed contractor most likely doesn't
have insurance. You will be held account-
able for accidents on the job and damage
resulting from the work. This means that
if your house burns down as a result of
work done to it by an unlicensed individu-
al or company, your insurance company
could deny your claim. This leaves you
holding the bill. Also, you relinquish your
rights to the construction industry recov-
ery fund. This is a fund set up to protect
continued on page 38B
Small Furniture Accents: Small fur-
niture pieces are making a big impact.
There is something for everyone to
update a home, including unique little side
tables, one-of-a-kind occasional chairs,
and space-saving chests and consoles to
add needed storage.
Pacific Rim Influence: Look for orien-
tal details in many of the newest furniture
and accessory pieces, such as bamboo
detailing, silks, porcelain and chinoiserie.
They work beautifully with both contem-
porary and traditional furniture, and add
an exotic touch.
Grandly Scaled Floor Lamps: The
days are bright, thanks to the popularity
of grandly scaled floor lamps. Their size
gives them the status of sculpture, so they
add both interest and illumination to the
room. Table lamps and lampshade pro-
portions are also growing in size.
Screens, Screens and More Screens:
The selection of folding screens on the
market is huge and still growing. This
popularity isn't surprising, given the ver-
satility screens offer they can be corner
fillers, room dividers or works of art.
Screens can provide a wall for placing
furniture where no wall actually exists.
Exquisitely Framed Mirrors: Mirrors
can be a dramatic reflection of your per-
sonal style. Look for exquisite frames,
ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 19, 2010 21B
impressive sizes, and round, oval or
unusual shapes to enlarge your spaces,
and add pizzazz to an ordinary room.
Silver-Toned Accents: Silver-toned
accents in platinum, steel and aluminum
are white hot in the 21st century. Softer
than brass, these metals convey a cool,
contemporary feeling. You'll find touches
of silver in all kinds of accessories, from
lamps to photo frames.
These styles are lasting, rather than
trendy, and will serve you and your family
for many years.
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To Host Free
Uhler & Vertich Financial Planners
will conduct a complimen-
tary workshop, Social Security
Unlocked!, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February
23, at The Community House, 2173
Periwinkle Way. The one-hour session
will provide information about when to
start Social Security payments, file-and-
suspend options, the impact of taxes
and inflation on payments, and how tak-
ing Social Security affects one's family.
Attendance is limited to allow for ques-
tions, and reservations are required by
"There is a lot of confusion about
how and when to start collecting Social
Security payments and how those pay-
ments influence long-term financial cir-
cumstances," said Financial Planner Tom
Uhler, one of the workshop facilitators.
"We will provide easy-to-understand infor-
mation designed to lower the stress level
for those facing retirement, either in the
near future or in several years."
Social Security Unlocked! also will be
offered in Cape Coral on February 16
and in Fort Myers on February 18, 20
Uhler has more than three decades
of experience in financial services in
Southwest Florida and has qualified
for 15 years for the Raymond James
Financial Services Executive Council,
whose membership is based on assets
under management, education, cre-
dentials and fiscal-year production. He
is a member of the Financial Planning
Association of Southwest Florida and
serves on the executive board and
endowment investment committee for
Southwest Florida Council, Boy Scouts
of America and on the board of direc-
tors for United Way of Lee, Hendry
and Glades, The Southwest Florida
Symphony Orchestra and the Good
Neighbor Community Foundation of
Co-facilitator for the workshop will be
Certified Financial Planner Scott Schatzle,
who has seven years of financial-services
experience and is one of roughly 55,000
certified financial planners in the U.S.
He serves as secretary of the Financial
Planning Association of Southwest
Florida, has been an instructor for the
CFP-certification program at Florida Gulf
Coast University and serves on the board
of the student-run Financial Managers
Association at FGCU.
Uhler and Vertich, is an independent
registered investment advisory firm found-
ed in 2002.0
Run For Judge
has announced his
intention to run
for the Lee County
Judge seat being
vacated by Rad
Sturgis, who is
is a criminal
defense attorney David J. Shestokas
practicing in Fort
Myers, and an international freelance
writer, author and educator of topics
pertaining to the US Constitution. He is
58 years of age and a resident of Fort
Myers for the past five years.
His goal is to be the "people's judge"
of Lee County. He has spent the majority
of his legal career protecting the consti-
tutional rights of his clients, both in an
out of the courtroom, and now hopes
to serve and protect the people of Lee
County in his new role if elected.
Shestokas has been a licensed attor-
ney since 1987, when he was admitted
to practice before the Illinois Supreme
Court. He was admitted to practice
before the Florida Supreme Court in
In 1990 Shestokas was the Republican
nominee for the U.S. Congress.M
Naomi Chance Named
Chiropractic Assistant Of The Year
T he prestigious
the Year Award was
presented at Parker
Seminars Las Vegas -
the world's largest chiro-
practic event to Naomi
Chance from Chance
Chiropractic Clinic in
Fort Myers. Chance and -
her husband Dr. Steven
Chance are Sanibel resi-
The award was given
for excellent contributions
and dedication to the
play a vital role in sup-
porting the doctor of
chiropractic. They also
benefit the patients by
helping to inform them of
the best way to live hap-
pier, healthier lives.
Doctors of chiroprac-
tic focus on the nervous
system by adjusting the
vertebral column to affect
the nervous system.
Dr. Fabrizio Mancini, president of Parker College of
Chiropractic, presents the award to Naomi Chance
Bank Welcomes New Member
B ank of the
that Eric Russell has
joined the Sanibel
team as customer ser-
career began when he
was as an intern dur-
ing his college years at J'
the University of South
Dakota. Upon gradu- "
ation, he continued to
work in banking and
has four years' retail
experience as a teller,
customer service rep-
resentative (CSR), and
"Eric has been a
member of our bank-
ing family since 2008,
and is very pleased to
now be working from Bank of the Islands Vice President Rob Lisenbee welcomes Eric
our Sanibel office. We Russell to the team
are just thrilled to have
Eric on our team," said Bank of the Islands Vice President/Manager Rob Lisenbee.
Eric relocated to Southwest Florida from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He brought
his kayak, canoe, fishing gear and golf clubs and is excited about enjoying his hobbies
year-round. He is also a big fan of the Minnesota Twins and Vikings.
"Our customers are very pleased with Eric's service as a CSR. If you haven't had
the opportunity yet, please stop by the lobby to meet him," said Lisenbee.H
Got A Problem?
Dr. Connie Is In
Q: My husband
is in his mid-40s
and I am worried
that he is having a
T n mid-life crisis. He
has worked hard
but he seems to feel
that all of his hard
o work has not gotten
him very far. Can
you please advise on how to help him get
A: What many of us refer to as a mid-
life crisis, whether in men or women, is
really a spiritual crisis. By the time we
reach a certain age where we are sup-
posed to feel a sense of contentment,
more and more people are feeling dis-
content, dis-satisfied, dis-couraged and
unfufilled. With all of that hard work and
effort, it has not provided the happiness
and peace of mind one thought it would.
I suspect this is what could be happening
with your husband. One day we wake
up and say to ourselves, "Is that all there
is?" When one expereinces a spiritual
crisis, there is a lack of meaning and pur-
pose. Your husband may be at a loss for
things that fuel his spirit, and thus feels
disconnected. So for your husband, the
best way out of his situation is to work
through it. Perhaps he could contact a
minister or counselor to discuss his feel-
ings and take action to regain his way
back to wholeness.
Dr Clancy is a licensed mental
health therapist, certified hypno-
therapist, life coach, author and public
speaker You may email Dr Connie at
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Attorneys Craig R. Hersch and
Michael B. Hill, of Sheppard,
Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey &
Hill, P.A., will present a free, informa-
tive workshop on Florida Residency and
Estate Planning on February 24 at 9
a.m. at Temple Beth El, 16225 Winkler
Road. in Fort Myers.
Both are Florida Bar board certified
attorneys in wills, trusts and estates, spe-
cializing in estate planning, probate and
trust administration, and asset protection
Attendees will learn about estate and
tax advantages that Florida residency and
the homestead laws provide homeowners
and why changes to tax and trust laws
between 2005 and 2010 necessitate indi-
viduals update their estate planning docu-
ments. Participants are invited to bring a
copy of their current estate planning doc-
uments by 8:30 a.m. to receive a compli-
mentary review and confidential 12-point,
written analysis. All attendees will receive
a free Florida Residency Guide and DVD.
Light refreshments will be served.
Register at 425-9379 or www.shsh-
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Lee County Public Schools has been recognized as a Platinum-level Start! Fit-
Friendly Company by the American Heart Association's Start! movement for
helping employees eat better and move more.
"Physical activity and employee wellness are important priorities for us," said Dr.
James Browder, superintendent of schools.
Platinum-level employers have met the following criteria:
Offer employees physical activity options in the workplace;
Increase healthy eating options at the worksite;
Promote a wellness culture in the workplace;
Implement at least nine criteria outlined by the American Heart Association in the
areas of physical activity, nutrition and culture; and
Demonstrate measurable outcomes related to workplace wellness.
Start! helps change corporate cultures by motivating employees to start walking,
which has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity.
"We've put a lot of various programs in place to get people excited about exercise,"
said Lisa Brown, the district's wellness coordinator. "From numerous on-site exercise
classes for under $2 each to free health screenings and districtwide health challenges,
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Local Business Leaders Honored
Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida will induct Jim Nathan, president of
Lee Memorial Health System, and Tom Uhler, a founding principal of Uhler
and Vertich Financial Planners, into the 2010 Business Hall of Fame at a din-
ner and awards ceremony on May 5 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort
and Spa in Estero. The prestigious award recognizes prominent business leaders
who are outstanding entrepreneurs and serve as role models for youth through their
professional accomplishments and commitment to the community.
Nathan and Uhler will join a distinguished group of individuals who have been
inducted into the Business Hall of Fame since it was founded in 1987.
After a six-year career selling cars in his family's automobile business and serving in
the U.S. Army Reserve, Nathan earned his master's degrees from Xavier University
and moved to Lee County to begin a one-year residency at Lee Memorial Hospital.
Upon completion of his residency, he was offered the position of vice president at Lee
Memorial Hospital and went on to become president and CEO in 1981. Under his
leadership, the company has grown from a single hospital to a large system of acute
care hospitals, a children's hospital, a rehabilitation hospital, a skilled nursing facility,
home health services, outpatient facilities and physician group practices. Nathan left
the company in 1997 to provide leadership consulting and pursue interests in national
healthcare reform, including testimony before the U.S. Senate. He returned to Lee
Memorial Health System in 2000 and continues to serve as president. Nathan holds a
bachelor's degree from Miami University and master's degrees in business administra-
tion and health care administration from Xavier University.
A 30-year veteran of the financial services profession and a member of the
Financial Planning Association, Uhler is founding principal of Uhler and Vertich
Financial Planners. This entrepreneur also founded The Wine Merchant in Fort Myers
and is a member of the Society of Wine Educators. A resident of Sanibel Island
since 1977, Uhler has been an active community leader, serving on the boards of
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many organizations such as Kiwanis Club of Sanibel-Captiva Islands, Good Neighbor
Community Foundation of Sanibel-Captiva, Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra
and Chorus Association, United Way of Lee County and Sanibel-Captiva Conservation
Foundation (SCCF). He has a special interest in assisting nonprofit organizations
with planned giving efforts and has helped a number of Lee County groups identify,
educate and establish long term relationships with donors. He is a life member of the
National Eagle Scout Association, a former Cub master and serves on the Council
Executive Board and Endowment Investment Committee of the Southwest Florida
Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
Many Lee County students involved with Junior Achievement will attend the Hall
of Fame event, where they can interact with local professionals and practice their
etiquette skills. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities for the event are now available.
Proceeds benefit Junior Achievement programs. For event tickets and sponsorship
information, call the Junior Achievement office at 225-2590.0
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F orida Gulf Coast University's
SInstitute for Responsible Corporate
Governance will host Jim Johnson
to discuss How the World Has Changed:
A Veteran Director's View of What
Constitutes Responsible Corporate
Governance Today. The event will be
held from 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, February
23 at the Sugden Welcome Center on
This program will appeal to par-
ties interested in understanding how
American corporations are governed and
the new responsibilities and accountabili-
ties of directorship.
Johnson currently serves on the
boards of The Goldman Sachs Group
Inc., Target Corporation, and Forestar
Real Estate Group. Previously, he served
on the UnitedHealth Group, Gannett,
KB Home, Temple Inland, Cummins,
and Fannie Mae boards. He is also a
member of the council on foreign rela-
tions, the council of the National Museum
of African American History, and the
American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Johnson is currently a vice chairman
for Perseus, LLC Prior to joining Perseus
in 2001, he served as vice chairman,
chairman and chief executive officer, and
chairman of the executive committee
for Fannie Mae; managing director in
corporate finance at Lehman Brothers;
president of Public Strategies, a consult-
ing firm he founded to advise corpora-
tions on strategic issues; and executive
assistant to former vice president of the
United States Walter F. Mondale, where
he advised the vice president on domestic
and foreign policy and political matters.
Earlier, Johnson was employed by Target
Corporation, worked as a staff member
in the U.S. Senate, and was on the fac-
ulty of Princeton University.
Registration begins at 2:30 p.m. and
a speaker reception follows from 5 to 6
p.m. Participants may obtain educational
credits from the National Association of
Register on-line at www.fgcu.edu/cob/
ircg/programs.html. The cost is $25 with
advanced registration; or $35 at the door.
Seating is limited to 50.
For general information about the
Institute for Responsible Corporate
Governance (IRCG) contact Executive
Director Darlene Andert at 590-7322 or
To advertise in the
Edison State High
School To Hold
Edison State Collegiate High School
Lee Campus is taking applications
for the inaugural class of fresh-
man students. The innovative public
school will provide motivated students
the opportunity to graduate simultane-
ously with a high school diploma and an
Associate of arts (AA) degree.
The school will be the first full term
collegiate high school in Lee County.
The school's advanced curriculum
emphasizes science, technology, engi-
neering and mathematics to prepare
students for an increasingly highly skilled
Founding Principal Dr. Erin Harrel
will lead open houses for the school on
February 25 and March 3. The March
open house is full. Those interested are
encouraged to register for the event on
March 3 from 6 to 8 p.m.
To register visit http://echslee.edison.
edu/ or call 432-6767.0
anterbury students participated in
the District Solo/Ensemble Music
Performance Assessments and
did very well, said Band Director Dana
Williams. "Students received 21 superior
and 11 excellent ratings. Seven musicians
qualified to go on to the state level assess-
ments. I am so proud of all of them!"
The following students received supe-
rior ratings and will advance to the state
level (March 29 to 31). Woodwind quin-
tet: Carl Nist-Lund, Yumiko Nakmura,
Will Heise, Wyatt Smith and Aislinn Kane;
alto sax solo: Matt Hembling; flute solo-
ists: Aislinn Kane and Katie Longmire;
and oboe solo: Carl Nist-Lund.
The following students also received
superior ratings: (intermediate school)
Eve Bailey, Maddie Goldberg, Evelyn
Pizzolato-Murray and Martin Winton;
(middle school) Emily Edwards, Grace
Keating, Leili Molzan, Adam Tardif
and Emma Wynekoop; (upper school)
Alex Edwards, Leigh Miller and Kelly
These upper school students received
excellent ratings: Alexandra Dadrat,
Alexandra Gerberick, Mercedes
Espina, Mariela Hernandez, Tara Kini,
Kate Lewis, Christine Orlando, Alex
Ghanem, Zach Leatherman and Jordan
April ACT Test
registration is now open for the
April 10 ACT achievement test.
Students who wish to take the
college admission and placement exam
must register before March 5.
The ACT is a curriculum-based
achievement exam. It tests what students
have actually learned in school, not their
aptitude for learning. The ACT also
measures what students need to know
to be ready for entry-level college-credit
courses based on ACT College Readiness
The cost for the ACT test without the
optional writing test is $32 or $47 with
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the writing test. Students who qualify may
apply for a fee waiver through their high
Most students register online at www.
actstudent.org. They may also pick up
registration forms from their high school
counseling offices. Late registration is
available until March 19 for an extra $21
Craig R. Hersch Michael B. Hill
Craig R. Hersch Michael B. Hill
Florida Residency and
Estate Planning Workshop
Florida Bar Board Certified
Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorneys
In this informative workshop, you will learn:
* If your will and trust from up North are still valid
* What you need to know about Florida homestead laws
* If you can save taxes by declaring Florida Residency
* What the advantages are to Florida Residency '
* Why update your legal documents to Florida law ;
* How to avoid probate
* How you can keep your legal documents up
to date in a cost effective manner
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Makes Final Push
The United Way of Lee, Hendry,
and Glades is approaching the
conclusion of the 2009-2010
campaign. As of January 30, the United
Way Campaign raised $7,020,605, or
86 percent of the goal of $8,020,330.
Joe Catti, United Way campaign chair
and president of FineMark National Bank
and Trust said, "Now is the time for
action. Now is the time where your help
is truly needed.
"As this year's United Way chair,
I personally visited all 72 United Way
Partner Agencies and saw firsthand the
positive impact that the 160 United
Way supported programs are making in
people's lives. I know the United Way
Network is in place and working diligently
to assist the people in our community
at a time when they need it most," Catti
"In order to meet these needs,
the United Way's goal this year is
$8,020,330. Is it attainable? Absolutely,
but only with your help. You have the
power to make a difference in the lives
of your neighbor, friends, co-workers,
and even your own family members who
may need the services of a United Way
"Last year was a tough year for this
community, but we pulled together and
reached the $8 million goal. Our commu-
nity's citizens have shown time and again
that they will help their friends, neigh-
bors, and co-workers when times are
really tough. The increased human needs
in our community are huge but so is the
generosity of people like you.
"The community has really rallied this
year to help meet the increased social
service needs. So far, our community has
raised just over $7 million. We still have a
million more to raise with three weeks to
go. It will take every one of us doing what
we can to make it. However, this isn't
just about making a number. The ultimate
goal is to meet the needs in our commu-
nity. That will be true success!
"Thank you to those of you who have
already given. If you haven't given yet,
it's not too late. Remember that you
have the power to make a difference
in our community. Thank you for your
continued support of United Way," Catti
The support of the community
will allow the 72 United Way Partner
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Agencies and over 160 programs and
initiatives to receive their full United Way
funding. This means that essential human
services will be available in the communi-
ty at a time when there are record needs.
Since the inception of United Way
in 1957, $88 million has been raised in
the community. All money raised in the
United Way campaign stays in the local
community to help support the local
human service network. United Way
Partner Agencies and initiatives such as
the Alvin A Dubin Alzheimer's Resource
Center, Children's Advocacy Center, Big
Brothers Big Sisters, LARC and United
Way 211 serve a diverse range of needs
in the community such as nurturing chil-
dren and youth, strengthening families,
meeting critical needs such as helping the
elderly and disabled live independently,
and empowering communities by bring-
ing health and human services to neigh-
In addition to raising funds for human
service organizations in our community,
the United Way promotes partnerships
and collaborations among agencies and
initiatives, helping them to work together
focusing on issues and solutions that con-
tinue to improve lives.
For more information, or to make
a contribution call United Way of Lee,
Hendry and Glades at 433-2000 or visit
he Wellness Center of Cape
Coral's Healthy Living Lecture
Series continues this month with
the following events aimed to promote a
healthy living lifestyle.
February 23, 6 p.m. and February 25
at 11 a.m., The Art of Healthy Aging,
presenter Mary-Day Power, exercise spe-
The Wellness Center of Cape Coral is
at 609 SE 13th Court, Cape Coral.
These events are free and open to the
public. For more information or a reser-
vation, call 573-4800.0
he Dr. Piper Center for Social
Services will host the Dr. Ella Piper
Legacy 5k Run/Walk Festival
on March 6 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Activities include a giant slide, games,
Battle of the Choirs, American Dance
Studio dancers, Shining Stars danc-
ers, and Dunbar High School Drumline
Local businesses will be on hand with
information and samples.
There will be cotton candy, barbecue,
nice cold smoothies, and a variety of
drinks available for purchase.4
OF LEE COUNTY
CHILDREN AND ADULT WITH ATTENTION DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER
INVITES YOU TO
A Presentation for Parents, School and Mental Health Professionals
NANCY SIERRA, B.C.A.B.A.
Florida Board Certified Associate Behavior Specialist for the School District of Lee County
INFORMATION PRESENTED WILL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
Positive Behavior Supports IEP and Effective Reinforcement
Replacement Behavior Goals and Objectives Dealing with Poor Grades
Home and School Interventions
LEE COUNTY TEACHER INSERVICE CREDITS ARE AVAILABLE
The School District of Lee County is neither endorsing nor sponsoring this event, product or service nor endorsing the views of the sponsoring
organization; One (1) CEU through Genesis Counseling of Fort Myers for mental health professionals Florida Board of Clinical Social Work,
Marriage and FamilyTherapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider BAP#206, exp. 03/31/10
Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 7 -9 P.M.
Lee Memorial Hospital, MED ROOM 2-3,
2776 Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers, Florida
CHADD provides information and education about ADIHD to our members and the general public. We encourage you to use the
information you receive at CHADD meetings to talk with your local health care provider. CHADD does not provide any medical or
diagnostic services and does not recommend or endorse any products, services, publications, medications or treatments.
For more information, please contact Lynne Lampila, Chapter President, 466-1167, or
M. Jean Gavin, Publicity Coordinator, 472-9758
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Southwest Florida Addiction
Services (SWFAS) is one of 25
organizations selected nationwide
to participate in a national program to
prepare communities for anticipated
health care reform.
The program, called the Accelerating
Reform Initiative, is designed to help
health care organizations develop closer
working relationships to reach more
people in need of substance abuse treat-
ment. SWFAS will partner with Lee
Memorial Health System (LMHS) to iden-
tify patients in need of substance abuse
services earlier and help them to access
SWFAS treatment in a more seamless
"We are very excited to join with
colleagues from across the country and
from Lee Memorial Health System to
participate in this important project," said
SWFAS CEO Kevin B. Lewis. "Staff from
both SWFAS and Lee Memorial Health
System worked very hard on this effort. It
offers a chance for us to improve access
to care for individuals with substance use
Lewis said the grant provides techni-
cal assistance and guidance from national
experts to assist SWFAS and LMHS,
and covers travel costs for required work-
The grant was awarded by the
Network for the Improvement of
Addiction Treatment (NIATx), a part-
nership that includes the Center for
Substance Abuse Treatment at the
Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Services Administration (SAMHSA), and
several independent addiction treatment
organizations, including SWFAS.
"With expected health care reform, we
anticipate that there will be more people
eligible for substance abuse treatment ser-
vices through their new health insurance
plans," Lewis said. "Currently, patients
often turn to hospital emergency rooms
for substance abuse treatment. This is the
most expensive option and hospital emer-
gency rooms are not equipped to offer
this type of specialized care.
"Not only will this help alleviate hos-
pital overcrowding, but it will ensure that
patients with addictive disorders receive
the specialized care that can effectively
meet their needs," Lewis said.
LMHS will work with SWFAS to
improve the system of referring those
patients to SWFAS for treatment, when
SWFAS opened a new state-of-the-art
Detoxification and Outpatient Treatment
Center last April on Evans Avenue that
can provide up to 40 beds for detoxifica-
tion as well as outpatient and prevention
For more information, contact Lewis
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Nurses Can Now
L ee Memorial Home Health tele-
health monitors track and transmit
patient statistics to health profes-
sionals seven days a week from the I .
comfort of their own homes
Patients hospitalized for problems
resulting from congestive heart failure,
hypertension or diabetes often require
ongoing monitoring, either through home
health agencies or frequent trips to the
doctor. Failure to pay careful attention
to vitals like heart rate and blood pres-
sure could result in further health risks,
or even a trip back to the hospital. In
fact, the Florida Agency for Health Care
Administration found 7.3 percent of
patients readmitted to hospitals within 15 monitor dai
days of being sent home had "potentially tests, giving
preventable" readmission reasons. Of to put on o
these, nearly half were readmitted for and asking
cardiology-related concerns. tions. Once
That readmission risk is about to get results are
a little bit lower in Lee County, thanks to through an
50 new telehealth monitors purchased "The m(
for Lee Memorial Home Health by Lee visits from
Memorial Health System hospitals' aux- us to onit
iliaries. nurse isn't t
Telehealth monitors are essentially RN and ex(
home stations set up with scales, blood Memorial I-
pressure sleeves, and other equipment important f
patients need to conduct basic health tions at risk
tests. At a designated time each morning, or worsenir
the monitors "talk" patients through the
nne Nesbitt uses a telehealth
ly to check her vital statistics
Them step-by-step instructions
r remove sleeves or sensors
them three to four basic ques-
the tests are complete, the
;ent to the Home Health office
analog or wireless phone line.
monitors don't replace home
our nurses, but they do allow
or patients daily even when a
:here," says Cindy Christman,
ecutive director of Lee
lome Health. "This is very
or patients with heart condi-
of sudden severe symptoms
ig of their conditions."
The monitors transmit test results wirelessly
or though a land phone line
Lee Memorial Home Health's
30-nurse team offers home-based care
for 250-450 patients in Lee County at
a time, depending on the time of year.
Nurses, therapists and social workers visit
patients' homes an average of three times
per week, depending on the care they
Christman says the monitors impropa
patient care and make good sense finan-
"We also can provide daily readouts
of patients' results to their physicians at
their request, so the physicians can also
monitor their progress and give us further
instruction if needed.
"Earlier detection of minor changes
helps us keep patients at home and
avoids the cost of additional emergency
room treatment or hospital readmis-
sions, which benefits all LMHS patients,"
Christman continues. AHCA found that
the average cost of potentially prevent-
able readmissions was $31,643 for a
Since deploying its first monitors
earlier this month, Lee Memorial Home
Health has installed approximately 30
in patients' homes. Christman hopes to
have the rest installed by mid-February.
Patients are selected by level of risk,
which is determined in partnership with
the hospital and physicians.
"The monitors are definitely part of
the future of health care in Lee County,"
Christman says. "We probably aren't the
only health system or home health agen-
cy using the monitors, but the partnership
between all of the systems' departments
is unique and adds to the monitors'
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answer questions about treatment
options for severe hip pain, includ-
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Curcione will host a free educational
seminar on Thursday, February 25 from
6 to 7 p.m. at Gulf Coast Medical Center,
13681 Doctors Way in Fort Myers. The
topics to be addressed will include:
Osteoarthritis and causes of hip pain
Treatment options including anterior
approach to hip replacement
How hip replacement works, what
to expect and recovery
Hip replacement is a major surgery.
While traditional hip replacement involves
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a smaller incision, about three to four
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including reduced scarring and minimized
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Is March 15
and show to
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Fort Myers. Barry Newman
Newman will entertain with his Memories
of Gold Show along with BJ & Joey: the
Kings of Magic.
The event is being hosted by Organ
Transplant Recipients of Southwest
There will be silent, Chinese and live
auctions for a wide variety of excellent
Tickets for dinner and the show are
$35 and $50. Doors open at 5 p.m. and
the buffet begins at 5:30 p.m.
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Adoption Specials Are Sweet Deals
L ove is in the air the entire month of February
at Lee County Domestic Animal Services
(LCDAS). All month long the agency is offer-
ing $25 off the regular adoption fee for all adult
pets. The reduced adoption fee will still include the ':
complete package of services.
I'm Yeller and I'm a single young male looking
for love. I'm not gonna lie, I love to have a good
time but I'm really ready to settle down and find that
special someone in my life. If you enjoy the outdoors
and like to swim, boat, fish, camp, or hike (I won't
be picky if I can be with you) then we might be made
for each other. My adoption fee is $50 ($25 off the
regular fee). Pet Bio '
I'm Anne and I am the sweet romantic type
and never happier than when I'm curled up with
that special someone I adore. If you're looking for
someone who will be eager to see you when you
get home and shower you with love and affection, I
could be your perfect love match. So why not come
over and meet me? The only thing you have to lose
is love! My adoption fee is $25 ($25 off the regular
For information about this week's pets, call 533-
7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services' Web Yeller ID# 459911
site at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer
to the animal's ID number.
The Web site updates every
hour so you will be able to
see if these or any other
pets are still available.
The shelter is open
for adoptions from 11:30
a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday
through Saturday, located
at 5600 Banner Drive,
Fort Myers, next to the Lee
County Sheriff's Office, off
Six Mile Cypress Parkway.
All adoptions include
spay/neuter surgery, age-
rabies vaccination & coun-
ty license if three months
or older, flea treatment,
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Lee County second Urban Farm
Bus Tour, Wednesday, March 17.
The bus will be leaving from Lee
County Extension Office, 3406 Palm
Beach Boulevard, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cost
$50 per person.
The second Urban Farm Bus Tour
is scheduled for Wednesday, March 17
from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The bus will leave
from Lee County Extension office, 3406
Palm Beach Boulevard. Guide will be Roy
Beckford, agriculture agent, IFAS Lee
County Extension. The tour will bring
you to four urban farms located in Lee
County. This is a unique opportunity to
meet farmers who will share their busi-
ness experience and to learn about
new farming techniques being practiced
locally. The cost is $50.
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RS 11/27 N TFN
Single wide unit number 30
in Adult Periwinkle Park on Sanibel
Island. One bedroom one bath with
central air. Located on quiet street with
great view overlooking the pond.
Has a large finished lanai including
washer and dryer. All in great condition.
Willing to pay monthly lease fees
for first six months.
Asking price 87,900.
For more information
SR 1/29 M TFN
VIP Executive Club
Multi-Million Dollar Producer
WELCOME To PARADISE...
3BR/2BA Dunes duplex
Great golf course views
Beautiful wood floors
S 12/26 BTFN
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SR 12/11 BTFN
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S 1/29 B TFN
SALLY'S TOP PICKS
*BLIND PASS. 2/2 POOLSIDE. GORGEOUS
UPDATED KITCHEN & BATHS $525,000
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GREAT RENTAL INCOME. $644,000
*CAPTIVA BEACH FRONT HOME. 2/2 +
LOFT. SUNSETS INCLUDED! $2,450,000
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SR 2/12 B3/26
Pfeifer Realty Group
Sanibel Island, FL
CONDO FOR SALE
Two bed/two bath unfurnished ground
floor condo, close to Sanibel and
Fort Myers Beach, $95,000.
CONDO NEAR EDISON MALL
Lovely 2BA 2BA condo. Almost all new
appliances & flooring. Heated pool,
carport, quiet, mature, unique values.
For sale $54,000
RS 2/19V 2/19
Park Model at Periwinkle Park (156 on
Street 7E). Basic Size: 10 by 30 with two
side punch outs plus 10 by 30 screened
Lanai. 1 bedroom and sleeper sofa on
porch. Full bath and shower, central air
and heat. Electric stove, Fully furnished.
Storage shed on rear porch. Paved park-
ing space. Convienient to laundry, shower
room, and trash pickup site.
Asking Price: $49,000. For more
information call Sylvia at 239-454-3917.
SR 2/19V 2/19
Tarpon Beach 204
Wake up every morning
to a view of the Gulf!
Great rental $735,000
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S 1/29 BTFN
CAPTIVA PLANTATION BEACH CLUB at SSIR.
Lovely fully equipped 2BR 2BA units (3) available on
the beach 5/21 to 5/28. Call 901-604-6224.
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36B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 19, 2010
CASSFE AD DEDLN MONAY ByNO
WANTED: SHELL HARBOUR HOME
Single level, sea wall,
under one million
SR 1/15 V 3/6
MOUNTAIN REAL ESTATE
Search all listings maps and tours.
Highlands *Cashiers *Lake Toxaway
Lake Glenville *Sapphire Valley
SR 4/24 BTFN
SEI- AS(NAL RI- ENTAL
Sanibel Waterfront 2BR/2BA home fur-
nished. Manatees & otters are neighbors.
4 months $9,600, 6 months $13,600.
2010- 2011 Season.
Please call 973-398-6315.
Annual/Seasonal Rental on Sanibel
3BR/2BA, furnished, heated pool, near
beach, preserve/water views. Pets OK.
RS 2/19V 2/19
2 BR 2 BA 1st floor corner unit on canal. Free boat
dock. Fishing, lanai, pool, steps to beach. Interior
& furnishings new Jan 2006. Weekly/monthly/sea-
sonal. Call owner 419-566-8670.
SR 4/13 V TFN
ANNUAL OR SEASONAL RENTAL
Sanibel 2BR/2BA Furnished, Central A/C,
Wet Bar, Vaulted Ceilings, Direct TV, Internet,
Pool, Screened Lanai, Garage. Call 954-605-
3325 or 800-618-3325 for details.
SR 7/17 MTFN
GULF HARBOUR 2BR/2BA
Lovely furnished condo on golf course w/lake
views. Carport, storage, pool in complex,
cable, large TV. Fully furnished, flexible lease
term, available in Mar/Apr time period. No
Pets, reasonable rent. 630-696-0003
RS 2/12 V 2/19
PFAI FqTATF flSqTANT
TURN KEY OFFICE SPACE
Central location -1630 Periwinkle Way. Furnished
office including a Reception area and kitchen acil-
ity. Recently designer decorated. Suite B-1072.6
sq.ft. @$15 per sq.ft. Plus CAM.
Call 239-985-0033 or 940-7823.
SR 11/21 BTFN
Architecturally designed real estate office
on Periwinkle with 7-12 private offices
depending on configuration. Freshly
painted, new floor covering, reasonably
priced. Call 239-940-7823 for showing
SR 12/14 BTFN
OFFICE SPACES FOR LEASE
lona Schoolhouse Professional Center
Great Location at McGregor Blvd & Kelly Road.
685 sq feet & 1350 sq feet units available. Will
negotiate year lease! Call Lisa at 239-472-2792
RS 1/4 BTFN
800 Sq. ft. Doc Ford's Center. New large white
tiles on floor. New bathroom. Raised ceiling
and new windows. Motivated owner some
FREE RENT. Call Nancy 239-246-4075.
SR 8/7 B TFN
RETAIL SPACE FOR RENT
Retail space available on Periwinkle Way.
Frontage 2,100 sq. ft.
RS 8/14 BTFN
OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE
Convenient location on Periwinkle Way, Island
Tower Plaza, Sanibel. 1st Floor availability with
700 sq. ft. of space. Leasehold improvements
negotiable. Call Joe at 516-972-2883 or toll free
at 800-592-0009. Fax is 212-371-2290
SR 10/12 BTFN
PRIME COMMERCIAL/OFFICE SPACE
For sublease on Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.
Excellent exposure and convenient location,
flexible square footage available to suit your
needs. Call 239-472-2183 for more information.
SR 12/3 BTFN
RETAIL OR OFFICE SPACE
East End of Sanibel
Call 239-472-0121 or 239-410-2553
SR 1211 PTFN
PRIME PERIWINKLE FRONTAGE 1,000 sq ft
perfect for retail, office, other. Hardwood floors -
beautiful! Ample parking, no cam fees!
RS 7/31 ATFN
EAST END COTTAGE
Steps from the beach. 1 bdrm/1 1/2 bath,
AC/heat, full kitchen, laundry.
$3,500/mo + tax Jan-Mar,
neg.off-season. Call for availability.
SR 1/9 BTFN
SANIBEL ARMS 2/2
First floor condo, completely redone -
November 2005. TVs/DVDs, internet, pool/
clubhouse. Just a few steps to beach.
Call owners: 401-253-2511
SR1/26 M TFN
Completely remodeled Dunes duplex with
fantastic golf course views available for monthly
or seasonal rental. 3BR/3BA, vaulted ceilings,
two floors, light and bright, large kitchen.
Upgrades include granite, marble, tile, pavers.
Call 703-548-0545 for more information.
SR3/7 V TFN
NEAR BEACH PRIVATE HOME
3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH
bedroom, 2bath Home with heated pool,
in quiet Sanibel neighborhood. Seasonal
and monthly rentals. 239-472-0692 or
SR 12/25 P10/1
Walk to beach Near causeway
2-1 completely remodeled.
Deck, new kitchen, bath and tile.
Feb-$3,500, March-$3,700, April-$3,000
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RS 2/19A 4/30
TOWNHOUSE ON CAPE COD BAY
Country Club Townhouse on Cape Cod
Bay in Plymouth, MA. 2 miles from Cape
Bridges. Golf, tennis, pool, restaurant,
sandy beach. 2BR, 2BA. Available July &
Sept. $6,000/Mo. Call Agent 508-561-1666
RS 2/5 V 2/26
Lovely 3BD/2BA ground level pool home
on Dunes golf course now available, March
and April. Pet friendly. Discounted rate
under $4,000. Call now, 1-877-307-7467
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SR 2/12 V 2/19
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S 10/9 BTFN
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RS 10/9 BTFN
EAST END 2BR/2BA
1/2 of duplex. Walk to beach.
$1,095 per month
LEASE OR LEASE/
PURCHASE ON SANIBEL
Three bedroom, two bath piling home
with a convenient east end location.
Very low utility costs, two car enclosed
garage, bright and airy with vaulted
ceilings, unfurnished and immediate
occupancy. Asking $1,850
plus utilities for an annual lease.
Lease purchase terms are negotiable.
Call Charles Sobczak, Realtor
with VIP Realty, at 239-850-0710.
SR 2/12 BTFN
SMALL HOME FOR RENT
Behind BP station on Sanibel.
$1,000/mo. includes everything except
electric. Stop by the BP Station
on Periwinkle Way for showing.
SR 2/19V 2/26
In Fort Myers. 2/2 with Loft.
Gated, South Point location.
Annual Rental. Washer/Dryer.
RS 2/19V 2/26
LOVELY SANIBEL CANAL HOME
Watershadows, direct gulf access, new
dock, 3-bd/2-bath, walk to Bay.
Available May 1. $2,195/month.
email@example.com or 603-356-5646
RS 2/5 V 2/19
AIINU L K-l IAL
BEACHVIEW COUNTRY CLUB
This beautiful home offers 3 bedrooms/2 baths, tile
thru-out, updated pool and new paver pool deck,
2 car garage and close to the beach. UF Includes
pool & yard care. $2,250/mo.
DUPLEX IN THE AIR
This 2 bedroom/1 bath UF duplex offers screened
porch, w/d, views over water to Preserve.
This piling duplex is a must see. $950/mo
This 3/2 unfurnished home offers screened
enclosed pool, 2 car garage, freshly painted
and new carpet. Home abuts preserve
and short walk to the beach $1,950/mo.
ULTIMATE ISLAND LIVING
Fulfill your dreams in this updated, fully
furnished executive home offering 3 bedrooms
+ den 3 baths, family room, pool, 2 car garage,
long dock, boat lift. Private Road abutting refuge.
Call for your private viewing. $3,500/mo.
Call on these Island Rentals and ask about
our other Island Properties for rent.
Serving The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975
r Gulf Beach Properties, Inc. g
Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/Owner
Two bed/ two bath unfurnished ground
floor condo off Kelly Road. Close to Sanibel
and Fort Myers Beach. Annual lease
$875/mo. Six month lease also avail.
Pets under 25 Ibs. OK. Call 851-3506.
SMALL ELEVATED 3-BED/2-bath, no pets.
Unfurnished. 2550 Sanibel Blvd. 239-472-2225.
$1,400 per month. $1,000 security deposit
SR 11/13 BTFN
SANIBEL 2BR/2BA, w/large office, LR/DR, UF
ground level home in quiet neighborhood w/ large
one car garage. Renovated, corian counters and ter-
razzo floors, large back yard deck. Pets welcome.
Available April. $1,450 plus utilities. 239-472-2464
SR 12/25 BTFN
CUSTOM HOME, PRIVATE, river view, guest loftwith
sun porch, pool, tennis, beach. No smoking or pets.
Available monthly beginning April. 405-210-2341 or
BEAUTIFUL HOME OFF SO. McGregor. $1,200/
mo. 2br/2ba/den/2car. Granite, wood cabinets, tile,
screened lanai, eat-in kitchen. No pets. Security
RS 2/19V 2/26
BEAUTIFUL GATED TOWNHOUSE $590. 2br/1.Sba
off College Parkway Close to shopping, beaches,
Sanibel. New tile throughout. W/D. Screened patio.
New a/c. No pets. Security $650. 239-357-1700
RS 2/19V 2/26
EAST END 2 BR 2 BA. Heated Pool/Canal Dock
Gulf Access. Call: 239-395-1786. Email: hargil@
FURNISHED SANIBEL CONDO 1BR/1BA East End.
Pool, tennis, private beach access. Available May 1st.
$995/month. Cable included. No pets/smoking. Call
SR 2/19 P2/19
ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 19, 2010 37B
39-210 CASIED *CASIED 09-21
We are currently seeking applicants
for several volunteer positions,
Cage Cleaner, Gopher Tortoise Grazer, Patient
Driver, Emergency Response Transporter, &
Gift Shop/ Education Center Volunteers. Other
positions are available throughout the year. Call for
a full listing. If you're interested in hard work and
would like to become a volunteer call Marguerite
Jordan at 472-3644 ext 5.
A bme-senstnre training s involved in all of our patient-care. We do
ask our volunteers to make a servce commltnent of 3 consecutive
months per year with a minimum of 3-5 hours per week
SR 9/5 N TFN
For The Community House on Sanibel.
Position includes fundraising, hands on
operations management, energetic
advocacy. Local knowledge and
not-for-profit experience helpful.
Resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
SR 2/19 B 2/26
Full and part-time Sanibel retail sales.
Call Anne 770-8248.
SR 2/12 B 2/19
Growing Church Seeks Full Time Director
of Audio-Visual Ministry. Knowledge of
Audio equipment as well as video design
and editing.Administrative skills to build an
AV Team. Salaried position with full ben-
efits and tolls. Send resume/portfolio
to Sanibel Community Church,
1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957.
RS 2/19V 2/19
for downtown Fort Myers restaraunt. Must
have experience and transportation. Above
salary plus tips. Must be available Wed.
through Sat. nights.
RS 2/5 N 2/19
for downtown Fort Myers restaraunt.
Must have experience, transportation
and speak English. Split shifts.
RS 2/5 N 2/19
Seasonal tutors are needed at The Sanibel School.
If you have one or two hours a week to help a
child, please call 472-1617. Tutoring hours are
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 2:15
to 3:15 p.m. Training will be provided.
S 11/28 NTFN
PT SALES POSITION
Seeking PT energetic sales associates,
competitive pay plus incentives. Great work
environment at our Captiva Island store,
located in Chadwicks Square.
Call Peggy at 395-5383
(Carpenty maintenance- toits, faucets, ceiling fans, sling doors, etc.)
768-0569 or cell 464-6460
RS 11/14 MTFN
B & B CONDO PROS
Property Management & Care.
Home Watch Pool Service
SR 9/11 BTFN
CONSULT THE EXPERTS for all your
hurricane protection needs from shutters to
windows & doors. Professional Window &
Doors Consultant (CGG 1506332).
Tel Diane on 239-826-8969
RS 2/5 A 2/26
NEED COMPUTER HELP?
Sanibel Resident. 20 Years pc
Experience. Pc Troubleshooting, Data
Backup & Restoration, Networks, Virus
Detection & Removal. Free Initial
Consultation. Call Fred 472-3873
RS 11/27V 2/19
Trouble shooting your computer.
Both Hardware and Software.
Services in many languages -
English, Scandinavian, German and even
Polish. Repairing PC & MAC/Apple.
When was the last time you did a backup?
Contact Thomas Figura 239-297-9746
RS 2/12V 2/19
While you are away by
retired architect, Sanibel resident.
SR 9/30 DTFN
Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service,
LLC Medical appointments, general transportation,
shopping, light meal preparations, and light
cleaning. Our services are customized to meet
ur clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or
for an emergency call 239-472-0556.
SR 10/3 BTFN
On Island Free Estimates.
Over 15 Years Experience.
Offering Professional Upholstery Services,
Custom Art and Hand Painted Furniture.
Lacy@LacyMcClary.com or 918-740-4972
SR 10/23 VTFN
Interior Windows Carpet Cleaning
SR 11/13 NTFN
PERSONAL HOME CARE
Assist with transportation, meals,cleaning,
home/car maintenance. Excellent organiza-
tional skills. Island Resident.
Call Lisa 239-472-8875
RS 10/23 BTFN
HELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES
Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction
Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471
Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047
SR 11/13 BTFN
Computer repair, setup, file recovery & troubleshoot-
ing for home or office. 15 year Island resident.
Guaranteed work & low rates. Call Justin at
677-0226 or email email@example.com
SR 1/11 VTFN
BOATS CANOES KAYAKS
Hourly, Daily, Weekly
Captiva Island 472-5800
SR 1/30 BTFN
BOAT STORAGE FOR RENT
10x12x30 GROUND LEVEL Dry Dock
at Sanibel Harbor Yacht Club
(Next to Sanibel Bridges)
Unlimited In/Out Privileges 7 days/week
Complete Boat Wash/Engine flush after each use
Total use of club facilities (no dues)
(Restaurant, Marina Supplies & Boat Shop
& Certified Mechanics & Repair Shop); showers,
Fuel at Wholesale (gas & Diesel) Slip #157
Call Chad 239-222-4848
Call Phil 239-395-0407
MISC. FOR SAL-
JVC I'Art 32" TV
Silver case, good looking, good working
order, w/remote and manual. $150
472-6837 (leave msg)
SR 11/20 N TFN
SONY TRINITRON TV
36" in 7' cabinet, extra speakers
VHS & DISC Players
2 brand new table lamps -
crystal with white shade $50
Gray office chair $15
RS 2/5 N TFN
SCHWINN AIRDYNE UPRIGHT EXERCISE Bike.
Heart Rate Monitor, Time, Distance, Calories. $300.
SR 1/ NTFN
ISLAND ESTATE SALES
Unique Old High End Silver, Jewelry, Art,
Coins, Wicker, More. Pick-Up & Donations
can benefit local charities. BOGO
1/2 off Sale. Wall Art & Beachy Items.
2431 Periwinkle, www.SanibelAuction.com
RS 2/5 V TFN
Household/Clothing, Dept 56 Xmas Decor,
12' tree, silk flowers & much more!
February 18 & 19, 7 am to 4 pm
3705 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel
RS 2/12V 2/19
YARD SALES AT
THE SANIBEL SCHOOL
The Sanibel School middle schoolers will
be having two yard sales again this year
to raise money for upcoming field trips.
The next yard sale is February 27 from 8
a.m. to noon in the school pavilion. These
events are open to the public. All middle
school families are invited to participate.
Each family is responsible for their own
set-up, clean-up and money collection. Call
Sandy Messinger at 395-9207
for more information.
The Sanibel School is located at
3830 Sanibel-Captiva Road.
SR 1/29 N 2/26
MOVING TAG SALE
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27
from 8 a.m. to noon.
1554 Sand Castle Road
in the Dunes, Sanibel
Tools, small appliances, furniture,
kitchen utensils, many decorative
items, pottery, glassware, dishes,
gardening tools, TV, AC's.
No early birds!
SR 2/19 A 2/26
READ ISLAND SUN ONLINE: www.lslandSunNews.com
Join other "news junkies" every Monday,
10 a.m. to noon, Phillips Gallery, BIG
ARTS, to discuss current events. Donation
$3. Refreshments during break. Tell your
friends. For more information call 395-0900.
SR 4/28 N TFN
TIME TO SAY
38B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 19, 2010
From page 21B
the consumer in the event that losses are expe-
rienced due to work performed by a licensed
contractor. This does not apply to unlicensed
activity. The only recourse the state has is to
prosecute the individual for unlicensed activity.
The state cannot assist in recouping losses you
may have sustained.
There are ways that you can protect yourself:
Ask to see the individual's contracting
license, workman's comp and proof of insur-
The city requires a City of Sanibel occupa-
tional license to perform any work, ask to see it.
This applies to most municipalities.
Ask to see proof of identification, so you
know who you are dealing with.
Require a written contract outlining what's
going to be done, for what price and under
This is a big one: DON'T PULL YOUR
OWN PERMITS. If you are asked to pull your
own permits this should be a red flag. Inquire
Ask some general background questions:
How long have you been in business in the
area, under what names, reason for the name
change if applicable, do you have experience
with this particular facet of work and how
Pets Of The Week
Bobbi ID# 462276
Hi I'm Bobbi, a three-year-old female
hound mix. There's still time to make
me your valentine because we celebrate
for the entire month of February. I have lots of
love to give. I just need somebody to love. My
owner moved and left me behind. I don't know
why because I'm really smart and affectionate
and I could learn anything you want to teach
And last but definitely not least, get referrals
from friends, neighbors and relatives. Also, ask
for some from the contractor you are thinking
about hiring. This is probably the closest you're
going to get to that crystal ball that sees into the
future. If a trusted friend has had good firsthand
experiences with an organization, then that's at
least a step in the right direction.
It may be very tempting to hire an unlicensed
individual because of price or a deal that's
sounds too good to pass up, but the ramifica-
tions are enormous. One final point that I left
out, the hiring of an unlicensed contractor is ille-
gal in the state of Florida and you are breaking
the law. A philosophical ending: The bitterness
of poor quality remains long after the sweetness
of the low price is forgotten.
Thanks, as always.
Bryan Hayes is a Sanibel air conditioning
contractor He also owns, with his brother
Todd, an electrical business on Sanibel. He
can be reached at Bryan@Sanibelair.com.
editorial copy to:
My adoption fee is $50. That's with $25
off the regular adoption fee of $75 during
February's Sweet Deals Adoption Special.
Hi, I'm Casper, a two-year-old male kitty. Are
you looking for a precious kitty to be your best
friend? Then I'm the perfect pet for you. I was
found and brought to the shelter so the staff and
volunteers don't know a lot about my past. They
do know that I have a great personality and that
I love to play. and cuddle. My adoption fee is
For information call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS)
or log onto www.LeeLostPets.com.
Sanibel & CaptivNEWSPA PERa Islands
Sanibel & Captiva Islands
CALLING CARD 239-395-1213
Emergency.................. ................... ....... 911
Sanibel Police ................ ................... ... 472-3111
Lee County Sheriff's Office ... ............. ............ 477-1200
On Call Captiva Deputy .............................. 477-1000
Sanibel .................. .................. .......... 472-5525
Captiva .................. ............................. 472-9494
Florida Marine Patrol .............. .................. 332-6966
Florida Highway Patrol .............. ................ 278-7100
Poison Control .............. .................. 1-800-282-3171
Chamber of Commerce. ................ ............... 472-1080
City of Sanibel ................ ................... ... 472-4135
Administrative Office. ................ ............... 472-3700
Building Department .............. ................ 472-4555
Community Housing and Resources .................. ... 472-1189
Planning Department. ................ ............... 472-4136
Sanibel ............... ................... ......... 472-2483
Captiva ................................ .... ........472-2133
Sanibel ................................ ............ 472-1573
Sanibel (toll free) .................................. 800-275-8777
Captiva .................................. ............472-1674
Sanibel Community Association ........................ 472-2155
Senior Center.............. ......................472-5743
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 Mastersinger ................. ..... 472-0168
Gulf Coast Symphony. .......... ....................... 472-6197
Lee County Alliance of the Arts. ....................... 939-2787
Naples Philharmonic ............... .................. 597-1111
The Schoolhouse Theater................................. 472-6862
Sanibel Music Festival ................ . ................ 336-7999
Sanibel-Captiva Art League ............................ 472-4258
S.W. Florida Symphony. .............. ............... 418-0996
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
ABWA (American Business Women's Assoc.) ................ 472-4499
... .. ................... .... or csimontacchi@ earthlink.net
American Legion ........................ ..............472-9979
Angel Flight SE (Ted Tyson) ............................... 472-8394
Audubon Society ............ ............. ............ 472-3156
Sanibel Bike Club ....................... sanibelbicycleclub.org
Sanibel Beautification Inc. ............................... 418-9693
Community Foundation of Sanibel-Captiva .................. 274-5900
CROW (Clinic For The Care & Rehabilitation of Wildlife) ....... 472-3644
FISH of Sanibel (Friends in Service Here) ................... 472-0404
Fishing Club ............... ......................... 472-7257
Horticultural Society of the Islands. ...................... 472-6940
Horticulture and Tea Society of Sanibel and Captiva ..........472-8334
Kiwanis Club ............................ .............. 395-1056
Lion's Club (Jack Samler). .... .......................... 472-1511
Master Gardeners of the Islands .......................... 472-6940
Newcomers .................. ...................... 472-9332
Notre Dame Club of Lee County ...........................768-0417
Optimist Club................. .........................472-0836
PAW S ...................................... 472-1027 or 472-9383
Rotary Club .................. .............. 472-7257 or 472-0141
Sanibel Beautification Inc. .... .......................... 470-2866
Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society ...........................472-6940
Sanibel-Captiva Power Squadron .................. ...... 472-3828
Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club. .............................. 395-1770
Sanibel Youth Soccer .............. ................. 395-2040
The Military Officers Assc. of America
(MOAA, Alex MacKenzie). .............................. 395-9232
The Sanibel Rocks Association.................. firstname.lastname@example.org
United Way of Lee County ............................. 433-2000
United Way 211 Helpline..... (24 hour information line) 211 or 433-3900
Zonta Club .................. .......................... 671-6381
Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum .......................... 395-2233
J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge ................. 472-1100
Sanibel Historical Village & Museum ....................... 472-4648
SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) ............ 472-2329
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LOCATION AND VALUE
Near Beach Home Site
Sanibel's East End
Walk to Beach and Gulf
On Shared Use Path
Jim Branyon, 239.565.3233
6 LOTS FROM THE BEACH
Located on West End of Sanibel
Quiet, Low Density Area of Beach
Building Costs Are Low
Great Time to Build
The Burns Family, 239.464.2984
Sally Davies, 239.691.3319
The treatment you expect.
The treatment you deserve.
PET FRIENDLY FOR OWNERS!
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
Fully Furnished on Beach
Close to All Amenities
Beautifully Updated Throughout
Sally Davies, 239.691.3319
SUNWARD OF SANIBEL
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
Direct Gulf Front Complex
Screened Lanai Overlooks Gulf
Located on West Gulf Drive
Kara Cuscaden, 239.470.1516
2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths
Heart of Captiva Village
New Everything in 2005
Sally Davies, 239.691.3319
5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths
Very Private Neighborhood
Deeded Beach Access and Pool
Great Vacation/Rental Home
Kara Cuscaden, 239.470.1516
LAND'S END AT SOUTH SEAS
Gulf Views Across Golf Course
Easterly Views to Pine Island Sound
Extensive Screened and Open Lanais
Vicki Panico or Fred Newman, 239.980.0088
GULF ACCESS CANAL LOT
3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths
Built to Most Current Standards
Impact Windows, Screen Enclosed Pool
Act Now to Select Interior Finishes
The Burns Family, 239.464.2984
CAPTIVA GULF FRONT
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
Stunning Water Views
Close to Captiva Village Yet Private
Community Pool, Tennis, Grills and Docks
Sally Davies, 239.691.3319
Magnificent Master and Guest Suites
Spectacular Bay Views
Customized Luxury Throughout
Private Dock with Direct Gulf Access
John and Denice Beggs, 239.357.5500
95 EIIKE ASNBL ISA D FLO IDA 335 1606 CA V DRIV CP ASLN, FLORIDA 3392
- Prices and listings are accurate as of this printing. Call the listing Realtor' to verify pricing and availability. -
The Burns Family, 239.464.2984
NEAR BEACH UNIT NEAR HEART OF BLIND PASS
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
Screened Lanai Ground Level Unit
Remodeled with Open Kitchen Remodeled Kitchen and Baths
Boat Dockage Behind Unit Close to Pool and Clubhouse