Under The Sea
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A Year's W~orth Of W~ork
By Shell Crafters on Sale
~~p~~ by 1ik Rst's Shell Fair time again.
IR ~ ~Shellcrafters are ready to .
display and sell hundreds of rG
shells and shell craft items
during the annual Sanibel
Shell Fair & Show.
There are all kinds of
elry, ornaments and flower
arrangements for which the .
shellcrafters are famous, all
made out of shells. There
are beach shells, collector
shells and fossil shells, too,
all cleaned up and ready for
Five by Design Soda Shop: Sheridan Zuther, Kurt Niska, Lorie Carpenter-Niska, Michael purchase.
Swedberg and Terrence NiskaAloftsetmswl
be available for sale in
FiveBy D signs M sica Triutelarge tents erected at The
FiveBy esin'sMuscalTriutecommunity Honse.
To T e Ealy ays f TleviionThe Sanibel Shellcrafters
To he arl Da s O Te eviionisan informal gronp ofvol-
unteers who meet almost -
O nR S Shi efrac ala ~~ Friday, March 12 Five By Design's Stay Tuned variety show comes to BIG every Monday at The
ARTSSchin erfomane Hll a 8 ~m.Community House to create
Backed by a studio big band, Five By Design's vibrant harmonies embrace crafts from shells. Some of the Sanibel Shellcrafters' flower arrangements
the unforgettable melodies of early television. Stay Tuned is an evening of music, continued on page 18 from last year's shell fair
continued on page 40
SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA
MARCH 5, 2010
Three trailers loaded with bikes head for Immokalee
Sanibel's Old Bikes Given
New Life In Immokalee
generosity of island residents. Over the past month, the island's second Bike
Collection Drive accumulated 150 used bicycles, plus boxes of accessories
such as helmets, saddles, kickstands, pedals, baskets and child seats. All were
recently delivered to appreciative new owners among the seasonal farm worker
community in Immokalee.
The agricultural worker community in Immokalee is one of the poorest in the coun-
try, and living conditions are difficult for many of the families there. This year's cold
weather has created additional problems, damaging crops and reducing the jobs avail-
able for agricultural workers. Immokalee residents have many needs, from clothing to
basic household goods, and prominent among the items they need are bicycles, which sanibel residents Annie Nachtsheim and
they use for basic transportation. Patti and George Sousa with bikes and
continued on page 35 accessories bound for Immokalee
Sparky, To Be Sold
At The ABC Sale
Here s a
created by Vic
Weber, a long-time
and IWA employ- t C
oe.He decorated *, -.
Cn pit-af se- ..
of the more cre- L1
ative efforts to be
auctioned March 6
at the ABC sale.
The sale will I
take place at The 4
Sanctuary Golf a
Club. The event
begins with cock- Sparky the fire hydrant
tails at 6 p.m. fol- dog
lowed by the auc-
tion, dinner, music and dancing.
continued on page 13
THE SPORTY SEAHORSE
NMens -Womens Childrens
MARCH 1 4TH thru APRIL 17TH
BUT ONE SWIMSUIT at regular price,
GET 2ND SUIT of equal or lesser value,
GS OR AT SE ETI A III' (not good on previous purchase)
MOn. Sat. 9 am to 5 pm, Sun. 9 am to 4 pm
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Post 123 News
Every Friday until Easter will be a
E pm.= dThi is ere alonno wt
the popular six-ounce ribeye steak sand-
wich with fries every Friday. On Sunday,
Marc 7,:pghetti and meatballs is
Saturday, March 13, there will be a
music fest from 2 to 8 p.m. Tickets are
$10 in advance and $12.50 at the door,
and are available at the Legion.
Every Monday night is the 8 Ball Pool
League at 6 p.m. Even} Thursday night is
cards night at 7 p.m.
Dougie Fresh is now cooking lunches.
r:-- -asdcekot tr ea:dTyeS pub
lic is welcome. Open Monday through
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday
12 to 9 p.m., American Legion Post 123
is at mile marker 3 on Sanibel-Captiva
Road. For more information call 472-
pre s is saundunrew s.csom
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kindergarten Orientation will be
K\h~ed onTh rsdy M rchi 5.fie
years old on or before September 1 are
welcome to attend a daytime presenta-
Pin be insng nat 1 sn A hpr dgra mh
school at 6:30 p.m. on March 25.
If you are planning to enroll a child in
kindergarten at The Sanibel School next
yarevou ned ltio tW nedth th ncsc 0 1
Call Donna Marks in the school front
office at 472-1617 for an enrollment
Items you will need to bring to enroll:
Social Security card;
Health examination yellow card
con leed by a doctor within the last 12
*Florida certificate of immunization
*Proof of residence (lease agreement,
mortgage acceptance letter, or electric
*Proof of custody if the student does
not live with both natural parents;
*Student registration (form the our
*Authorization to use student photo-
graphs/directory information (form with
en;4 ing nie ttip permission form
(with enrollment packet).M
Hosts The Sanibel
heeburger Cheeburger in Tahitian
will host the monthly fundraiser
fr Te9S nibel Sh ol on Tuesday,
for te scn uea of eac hoh
through the end of the school year.
A new school art display will be up in
the unit between Wilford & Lee Home
D&cor and Adventures In Paradise out-
door clothing and gear boutique located
at the opposite end of the plaza. Be sure
to sCo ebbu endrse uh gtude a 15
percent from the fundraiser dinner tickets
to The Sanibel School. Monies raised
enhance existing programs and in some
cases offer additional educational experi-
ences outside the traditional curriculum.
This year's fundraising efforts are
important given the severe district budget
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Sanibel Historical Museum And Village
Do cent Profile: Kevin O'Donnell
by Ray Buck
K ~evin O'Donnell's = .
~~reasons for lik- a .
1 ing the Burnap 4.
Cottage best among
the seven buldings onl B':
the Sanibel Historical :
Museum and Village Y9. --
grounds on Dunlop .
Road are more per- 1-.a. :
sonal than any of
the other 100-plus gua
Living on Dixie
Beach Boulevard for
17 years, "the cottage
was seen on the eve--, ..
ningem -Kevin O'Donnell
in wh~ah s rprse,r he said, "when it passed right by our house on a flat bed truck
on its way to the museum. We took many pictures of this event and gave them to the
museum for safe keeping.
The Burnap is also his favorite "because of all of the island history tucked inside."
His wife, Deirdre, reminded him that 35 years ago, when they had a condo next to
the stately, but beached, riverboat Algiers the story of which unfolds at the Burnap
in the great wheel, bell, and anchor their young children "regularly taunted the care-
taker and the nasty dog." The caretaker and dog were behind the fence that closed in
the riverboat until it was burned down. "No shots were ever fired.
The Burnap Cottage, as docent O'Donnell views it, is an island museum all by
itself. Here the visitor will hear about the saga of the Sanibel Lighthouse, the battle
with the U.S. Government, the chores of the lighthouse keeper, what it took to keep
the light lit, and the wooden World War II towers to keep a watch for enemy subs.
He reports that "the stained glass window and the portable foot organ tell the story
of visiting minister Gatewood who came to his services at the cottage by boat, the shell
collections tell of the activities of lighthouse keepers when trudging up all those steps
Shh cbanr oth oil aonoddtne g asl cases with many photographs introduce visitors to the
The Woodrings are a continuing story on Sanibel. "To this day you can land at the
Woodring dock, scoop out some live bait and put your money in a little cup without
anyone saying a word," O'Donnell notes. "The nightly runs of the Woodring shrimper
on San Carlos bay are a joy to all.
"And at about 6 a.m., there' sa little truck making the run to the Bait Box on
Periwinkle Way with a portion the day's live bait down Dixie Beach," O'Donnell said,
"and the neighbors know that all is well.
That s just a small portion of what docents (especially O'Donnell) have to talk about
in the Burnap Cottage.
"One of the very special treats for the docents," O'Donnell adds to his tales of old
Sanibel, "are the wonderful visitors who always manage to add their own stories and
tales of their adventures on our island." He extends a cordial invitation for you to join
our crew of docents and be part of the fun.
Stop by the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village on Dunlop Road to learn more
about becoming a docent.#
Caesar The Great In The Spotlight
At Historical Museum And Village
11 a.m. 5 p.m.
(w We"vil ----r e---)
The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is celebrating pirates and Sanibel's legendary
Caesar the Great during March
Aoy, mateys... hoist the Jolly Roger! The Sanibel Historical Museum and
Village is being overrun with pirates this month as the museum celebrates
te Ides of March, buried treasure and Sanibel's celebrated pirate Caesar
the Great. Legend recounts that Caesar inhabited the island in the early 1800s
and amassed a treasure that has never been found. Could it be buried on Sanibel?
He sailed the waters and sounds between Sanibel and Gasparilla, plundering as he
went. Elinor Dormer, historian and a founding member of the historical museum
and village, documents Caesar and his exploits in her book about the history of
Sanibel, Sea Shell Island.
During the month of March, the museum gift shop will feature pirate-themed items,
including games, books and treasure maps. Children who visit the museum will be
invited to go on a pirate treasure hunt throughout the village s seven historic buildings
and choose a special prize from the gift shop treasure chest.
The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is a non-profit organization dedicated to
preserving and sharing Sanibel history. The museum is open from 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
during business hours.#
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by Anne Mitchell
Two residents charged the city
council Tuesday with going against
"the hopes and aspirations" of
the founding fathers if it forges ahead
with a plan to allow resort properties to
redevelop with the same density as they
have at present.
Karen Storjohann said, "Many of the
buildings... were built under permits from
Lee County... which prompted Sanibel to
incorporate." She said the Sanibel Plan
states that once these buildings come
down they would have to comply with
the Sanibel codes. They lost that density
35 years ago. You are giving it back.
"If you continue on this path you
are eviscerating Sanibel's plan and you
are opening us up to everybody on the
island suing to get that (same) density,"
Herb Rubin agreed. With such action,
Sanibel would be "saying goodbye to the
goals, hopes and aspirations of the peo-
ple who founded this community." He
added, "Somebody mentioned Sundial
(Resort) and I urge everybody to drive
there and see what a terrible footprint
and density problem there is... There are
many others but I think this is the most
The council is working on guidelines
for the planning commission which will
come up with potential amendments to
the Land Use Plan to encourage non-
conforming hotels, motels and condo-
miniums in the resort housing district to
upgrade without sacrificing the number
Resort units represent 68 percent of
the dwelling units in this inventory and 31
for members and $20 for non-members.
Florida Repertory Theater, March 13,
Saturday, 2 p.m. Relatively Speaking
by Alan Ayckbourn from the Tony-
nominated playwright of Absurd Person
Singular and Bedroom Force, comes this
uproarious comedy. Sign up to reserve
your seat in advance.
Barbara B. Mann Theater, March
20, Saturday, 2 p.m., Cirque Dreams
Illumination. This action-packed dream
is enhanced with 100 inventive costumes
and set in a fantastic city-scape of special
Leisure Lunchers and Thrift and
Consignment Shop, March 25, The
Blarney Stone and Classy Exchange. Join
others to carpool or be at the restaurant
at 11:30 a.m.
First Steps: Digital Photos, Monday,
March 15, 1 to 3 p.m. This "first look"
seminar will get you started on a way
to get those photos out of the camera
and into an album or sent to your family
friends. Bring your camera.
Introduction to Facebook, Friday,
March 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. Join Susan
Hanna to learn about the social networks
with a focus on Facebook. Learn to
create your profile, find and chat with
friends, share pictures and links and find
popular games like Farmville and Mafia
Wars. Important issues like security and
privacy are also covered. Fees involved.
Call the center for details.
Intermediate Facebook, Friday,
March 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. Must have
taken Introduction to Facebook or have
a Facebook account set up to attend.
Instructor Susan Hanna, will take you
deeper into the ins and outs and answer
all of questions. Fees involved. Call the
center for details.
Beginning Tai Chi with Dr. Marc
Rowe, March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 16 and
22 from 11 a.m. to noon. Tai Chi is an
continued on page 30
percent of the city's overall housing stock,
according to a staff report.
Six properties with a combined 686
units have four habitable floors, which
exceeds current codes and will be prob-
lematic if they redevelop because they
would have to meet flood elevation regu-
lations that would put their height well
over the 45 feet now allowed. A further
eight properties have three floors and
could face the same issue.
Councilman Peter Pappas said,
"Reason tells me that what Karen is sug-
gesting is a real problem and we may be
placing our codes at risk."
Mayor Mick Denham agreed it was
a dilemma, but said, "The reason we
are doing this is there are a number (of
properties) that, quite frankly, are in very
terrible shape and require some work not
only to make them look better, but to
make them safer.
"Do we do nothing and wait until they
fall down or make some modest changes?
Doing nothing seems to be an abroga-
tion of our responsibility.This process will
include the planning commission and lots
of public input," Denham added.
Staff will prepare a final draft of the
proposed changes for its March 16 meet-
ing and will then hand it off to the plan-
Get Fit For
APPY Hour Fitness, 8 a.m.
Happy Hour stands for an Hour
of Aerobics and Positions of Pilates &
Yoga. Find your strength, balance and
flexibility with simple yoga poses and a
great core with the dynamics of pilates.
Power Hour Fitness, 8 a.m. Tuesday
and Thursday. Gain strength in all mus-
cles. Hand weights, stretch cords, stability
balls and mats will be used to strengthen
and lengthen muscles.
Essential Total Fitness, 9:30 a.m.
Monday through Friday. Cardio, muscle
strengthening and flexibility training with
hand weights, stretch cords, chairs and
stability balls. No floor mat work.
Gentle Yoga, 11 a.m. Monday and
Wednesday. Stretch, tone and strengthen
while improving flexibility, proper align-
ment and circulation. Exercises make use
of chairs and mats to meet the needs of
varying experience levels. Participants are
encouraged to bring a towel.
Bridge for Fun, 1 p.m. Monday and
Mah Johngg, 1 p.m. Thursday. Prizes
for both games are awarded and includes
materials and supplies. Cost is $2.50 for
members, $5 for non-members.
Meditation with Karl and Ann, 8:30
a.m Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
One half hour to relax the soul and
relieve stress. This has become a popu-
lar concept in America for all faiths and
Kayak Launching is every Tuesday.
There is space for 16 people on eight
two-person kayaks and unlimited space
for those with their own kayaks. Each
outing has two leaders who determine
the location. Meet at the center. Kayaks,
paddles and required life jackets provided.
Fees are $5 for members and $10 for
non-member per trip. Members are given
first priority. Come by The Center or call
to sign up.
Dessert & Discussion Book Group
You do not need to read the book
to attend. Discussion is every second
Tuesday at 2 p.m. March 9 is Loving
Frank by Nancy Horan, facilitated by
Mahjongg Lessons, Thursdays, 9 a.m.
to 12 p.m. April 1 through April 22.
Class is limited to eight students and you
must attend all four sessions. Cost is $10
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Constance Clancy, ED.D.
Craig R. Hersch
Jane Vos Hogg
Capt. Matt Mitchell
Bruce Neill, PhD
Capt. Bob Sabatino
Lorin Arundel & Ken Rasi
Graphic Arts &
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presented by The Sanibel Community Association
Island Jazz & DanceBad
Dinner Monday Nights
Mar l5, 29 Dinner at S:45pm1, Dancing starts at 7pm1
Monday night dancing to jazz standards, big band tunes,
and pop favorites by Tom Cooley and friends and enjoy dinner
by Bailey's Catering. In honor of St. Patricks Day, dinner on
3/15 will include: Corned Beef& Cabbage, potatoes, carrots,
Irish soda bread and bread pudding. Tickets for dinner and
dance $15. Dance only $5. Reservations for dinner preferred,
please call the office.
73rd Annual Sanibel Shell Fair & Show
March 4,5, 9am-5pm & March 6, 9am-4pm
Largest shell fair in the world. Juried artistic and
scientific exhibits. No admission charge to shell fair. $3
donation to shell show. Rafne, prizes, shell crafts and
shells for sale. Food & beverage available. Free parking.
Go to our web site for exhibit and rafne information.
_Neighbor to Neighbor Series
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. No charge to attend. Reservations appreciated.
Sponsored byThe Sanibel laptiva Trust Co.
Songwriters Blend- Wendy Webb
Wednesday Mar 10, Doors Open 7pm
Reminiscent of a coffee house format, listen to live music by
songwriter/musician, Wendy Webb. Sit back and relax to folksy
jazz, piano blues style music in an intimate setting. This is a
Danny Morgan production. Tickets only512. Coffee by Sanibel
Bean, snacks and cash bar available.5Sponsored by Jensen's
Twin Palm Resort Marina and Doc Fords.
50's Doo Wop Night
Friday Marchl19, 5:30pm Doors Open
Reminiscent of the 50's sounds, moves and tastes. The popular
Dele PAdos bi be sign orbfa srite hits fr da cicnuan
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. This evening will be
sponsored by Sanibel Holiday.
Bridge Lessons Tues 12:30 pm
Duplicate Bridge Mon 7:00 pm
Island Yoga WIThlFri 8:30 am
The Community House
54Ni~t CLI OMM UN1~;II* A550C IAr1ION
2173 Periwinkle Way, SanibellIsland, FL
Telephone (239) 472-21 55
On February 18, 2010 the Sanibel Police Department
put out a "silver alert" on me, Richard K. Cook.
This is to notify all my friends who might have been
surprised that, at the time the alert was issued, I waS
registered in Room 103 of the Country Inn & Suites hotel
next to Shell Point, working diligently with my foreign and
domestic partners on business.
Thanks, but no thanks for the free publicity. See you at
Jerry's, Bailey's and the post office.
throUgh Ma rch 20
2200C Perwlwnkrle Wry
A Tribute to
the Rat P~acki
K Tuesdayy for 25 years' service
to the city.
According to the citation, she
joined the finance department as an
account clerk on February 11, 1985
and was promoted to fiscal assistant I
in October 1986. Gudella progressed
to a iscah ass sat tl inxJl pt2 1er-
former during her career and a valu-
able member of the finance depart-
ment," said Mayor Mick Denham,
who read the proclamation amid a
standing ovation from Gudella's co-
by Anne Mitchell
Sanibel Police Department is apply-
ing for a federal grant to purchase
Five night vision surveillance
The city council on Tuesday approved
te p 9dc d d pret' sreq est ioalpply
Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) for .
$1,0464 for theuNight Owl Optics Marine
In the aopnpoicati n, Police Chief Bill
Tomlinson says, 'One of the most impor-
tant aspects of law enforcement is patrol.
At least 12 hours of patrol time is con-
ducted in the night hours. Artificial light-
ing is not always available and flashlights
produce a limited range. Being able to
see 'what and who is out there' is valu-
able information for the patrol officers.
"Safety is of the utmost concern, to
see them before they see us. This gives
the patrol officer a distinct tactical advan-
"Night operations conducted by our
marine patrol and beach patrol as well
as by our detective division rely on our
stealth and the ability to identify safety
concerns and perpetrators in less than
favor ble lighting, r mi npnwrote.
request without comment.o
COmm U | y
The Captiva Community Panel will
hold its regular monthly meeting
on Tuesday, March 9 beginning
at 9 a.m. in the Wakefield Room at
'Tween Waters Inn, 15951 Captiva
Drive. This meeting is open to all inter-
ested islanders and the public.
Among the agenda items:
*Update on Captiva Land
Development Code work, including pro-
posed changes in the height restriction
language as discussed at a February 18
*A Captiva Erosion Prevention
*Other matters as necessary.
The Captiva Community Panel
is currently finalizing a draft of Land
Development Code language affecting
the island which will be submitted to
Lee County in the spring for review and
approval. Planner David W. Depew with
Morris-Depew Associates Inc. is guiding
the panel through this process.
Public participation is invited and
encouraged. Information is also available
online at www. captivacommunitypanel .
Our email address is
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The planting beds at Itavenna's home are already bearing crops
companion plants such as pansies and
nasturtiums that help ward off bugs but
are also edible. Drip irrigation keeps the
soil moist without wetting the leaves.
Among the more unusual perennials
are chaya, an edible shrub used in devel-
oping countries that tastes like spinach
and is very nutritious; cranberry hibiscus,
whose leaves are rich in Vitamin C;
lemon grass for flavoring food; Malibar
beans; oregano; and Okinawa spinach.
Ravenna would like to see more
schools work gardening into their cur-
riculum. A Cape Coral school, she said,
has created a salad bar garden that grows
fresh produce for school lunches.
She would be happy to offer advice
and assistance to anyone wishing to start
an edible garden. She can be reached at
677-8465 or at mravenna@sanibeland-
If you're going on the Zonta Peek at
the Unique house tour on March 13, you
will see an example of Ravenna's work.
She did the contemporary Asian-design
landscape at the Sherman home on
Come In and visit us at
Children To Grow
Their Own Food
by Anne Mitchell
anibel resident Marianne Ravenna
believes more children should see
Sfor themselves where real food
comes from that it springs from the
earth not from a store and that they
can learn how to grow their own food.
Ravenna, a professional landscape
designer, works one day a week at Avalon
Elementary School's Global Garden in
Naples, showing 24 students how to
plan, plant and nurture the garden's dif-
ferent planting zones: arid, tropical, agri-
cultural and wetlands.
Along with a teacher at the school and
more than a dozen mentors, Ravenna
works with the youngsters Janua y
through May in the after-school program
in cooperation with the Naples Botanical
Gardens. Four 5th graders act as garden
"It is a beautiful area. They have
taken some of the ideas from ECHO
(Educational Concerns for Hunger
Organization)," she said. In one project,
sunflowers inter-planted with morning
glories are being cultivated to make a
"sunflower house" with walls and a roof.
Sunflower seeds are edible, of course.
The project has been under way at
Avalon for about eight or nine years and
there are always more students wanting
to take part than there are places avail-
able. From time to time, the children are
shown how to prepare and cook the food
they grow and are able to sample it and
take some home.
"They hired me because my degree is
in horticulture.. to develop lesson plans
geared more towards horticulture and
edible plants," Ravenna said.
Ravenna has also volunteered with
the ECHO Edible Schoolyard Gardening
Project at Bonita Springs Middle School.
She has also worked as a docent at
ECHO's farm in North Fort Myers. She
urges people to go on the ECHO Farm
Tour on March 13. Tickets are on sale at
ECHO at 17391 Durance Road, North
Fort Myers at $3, free for ages 12 and
under. Tickets will also be sold on the day
of the tour for $5.
Recently, she constructed her own
organic edible garden at her home in East
Rocks, and currently is cultivating many
plants purchased from ECHO that are
perennial, high in nutrition and will grow
in ash odhjtotnsi a ,ad i onr, she has
toes, melons, pumpkins, carrots, onions
and potatoes in the eight beds she filled
with black soil enriched with cow manure
and other organic substances. She has
already harvested lettuce and broccoli
- and so have the rabbits. "I just plant
extra," she remarked.
The tepees for the climbing plants
such as beans and peas she makes from
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'1633 Periwi ankle Way 239-395-01 96
ISLAND SUN MARCH 5, 2010 9
The speaker presentations will be fol-
lowed by a Q&A session.
The League of Women Voters is a
nonpartisan political organization that
encourages informed and active par-
ticipation in government, works to
increase understanding of major public
policy issues and influences public policy
through education and advocacy.
Membership is open to all U.S. citi-
zens and men are welcome. Associate
membership is also available and Sanibel
residency is not a requirement. For fur-
ther information go to www.sanibellwy.
Lane in the vacant lot. It is requested that
visitors arrive at the event via Sanibel's
shared use path as parking is always a
The Royal Shell Companies are
comprised of Royal Shell Preferred
Properties, Royal Shell Vacations, and
Royal Shell Property Management.O
TO Discuss Home
On Monday, March 8, at 1 p.m.
at the Sanibel Library, the
OSanibel MAL Unit of the League
of Women Voters will be discussing
Hometown Democracy the proposed
amendment to the Florida Constitution
that will be on the November ballot.
If it is passes, Amendment 4 will give
the Florida voter, a vote on growth in
their community. It requires that changes
to the local master plan for future land
development (comprehensive plan) that
are approved by your city or county com-
mission must then go to the voters for
final approval or rejection in a referen-
Both sides of the issue will be pre-
Dr. Peter Bergerson, professor
of public affairs at Florida Gulf Coast
University, will speak against the issue.
Ralf Brooks, a Cape Coral attorney, rep-
resents Florida Hometown Democracy
and will speak in favor of the issue.
Florida Hometown Democracy is a non-
partisan, grass-roots group and is the
sponsor of Amendment 4.
The Royal Shell Companies are
hosting the second annual Car
SShow to benefit PURRE on
Saturday, March 20 from 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. The show will be held in the park-
ing lot at Tahitian Gardens shopping
center, 1975 Periwinkle Way. The R+L
Racing Team hauler and show car will
be there. Sanibel resident Jeff Friedman,
owner of Performance Plus in Fort '
Myers, will have high performance auto
accessories on site. Chris Heidrick of
Heidrick & Co. will be on hand to talk
about classic car insurance. John Nader
from The Great White Grill is provid-
ing snacks and light beverages with all
purchases benefiting PURRE. A variety
of cars and motorcycles have already
signed up. Contact Barb at 472-2783
or barb.harrington@RLRLLC.com to
sign up as a show participant. Entry fee
is $20. The show is free to the public;
donations to PURRE are appreciated.
Silent auction items to date:
Men's and women's cruiser bicycles
Authentic 2009 Daytona 500 caps
autographed in display boxes
*Art image on canvas from Bonnie
and Clyde's last ride, '34 Ford V8
*Ancient treasure coin
There are currently over 70 raffle
items such as:
Car maintenance equipment and
prPd RE receives 100 percent of auc-
tio, rffle, od, T-sehidrtssales and Start
Two professional photographers will
be on site. Have your photo taken as you
sit in the show car. If you are a car show
participant, a photographer will take a
photo of you and your car. A portion of
the photography costs benefit PURRE.
Photos will be available that day.
Off site parking has been arranged
at Bank of the Islands on the corner of
Periwinkle and Casa Ybel. There will be
a complimentary trolley service, cour-
tesy of Adventures In Paradise, running
between the bank and Tahitian Gardens.
Additional offsite parking is across Purdy
Come enjoy an evening under the stars of amazing songs of paise
and worship, snacks and fellowship with friends. Bring you lawn chair...
and a friend, kick back, relax and let the music swirl around you!
A love offering is received at each of the concerts to bless those who share their talents.
SrarcfC 7: ~TOWEOfow s SOtyfS fu
It' sa toe-tappin night with one of Florida's
own Blue Grass Gospel Bands.
Miarchi 14: 12he MlcfBonald
Talent galore form a family committed to sharing the
Gospel of Jesus Christ. Everyone in the McDonald
family participates in proclaiming the good news!
Southern Gospel... mixed with a little blue grass, will
leave you hummin' with a smile.
Miarchi 21: Miatthiew Smithi
Acoustic hymns performed live on our front
porch to bring glory to Jesus Christ. In Mat-
thew Smith's own words: "Maiy these hymns give
you a taste of the rich wine of the gospel, poured
out a great cost for God s glory and our good.
1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel FL
Secn dA 1Cnn U l
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cnarolgine Teoro and SohiaTta seing Gir
donate as much as 50 percent of their
earnings to as many charities as possible
on the island.
The cookies are $3.50 a box. Choices
are Do-Si-Dos, Samoas, Lemon Chalet
Cremes, Trefoils, Dulce De Leche,
Tagalongs, and Thin Mints. To purchase
cookies you can email raeofsunshine20@
gmail.com or call Troop Leader Diane St.
Pierre at 472-9211.4
This Sunday evening, March 7, at 7:07 p.m., Tomorrow's News bluegrass gos
Spell band will play at Sanibel Community Church.
SIt will be a toe-tappin' night so come out for an evening under the stars, and
amazing songs of praise and worship,
Snacks will be available. Just bring your lawn chair. No tickets are required. A love
offering will be accepted for the band.
Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way, (Next to Jerny s
market). For more information call 472-2684.4
Please Join Us For Our
4th ANNUAL VIP REALITY GROUP
COURT "YARD" SALE
Benefiting the American Cancer Society Relay For Life
Sale starts Friday, March 12th 8 AMtO NOON
Saturday March 13th 8 AMtO NOON
All donations are tax deductible.
Accepting donations for the yard sale at VIP starting
on March 6th. Ifyou need a "Dpick up",: call Cathy at
41 0-4699 or just drop stufffin the court yard.
1560 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 --
10 ISLAND SUN MARCH 5, 2010
Concerts On The Porch Series
Begins At Church
Junior Girl Scouts
Sell The Cookies
Sanibel's blended Junior Girl Scout
and Brownie Troop 228 is sell-
Sing Girl Scout Cookies. Weekend
cookie booth sales will run until March
7 at Bailey's General Store and Jerry'
Foods. Girl Scout cookies are also avail-
able at The Sanibel Bean coffee shop.
The Brownies and Girl Scouts each
have a goal to sell 228 boxes to raise
enough money to support their troop
through the school year and next year.
Each girl will receive a personalized music
box with their troop number for accom-
plishing the goal. The troop wants to sell
far more than this, hoping to not only
support their troop but contribute to the
community through charities on Sanibel.
For every 50 boxes they sell over and
above the 228 goal, each girl will have a
chance to win a brand new bike, donated
by Billy and Salli Kirkland, owners of
Billy s Rentals and Bike Shop on Sanibel.
Every year the Girl Scouts donate 10
percent of their money to a local charity
of their choice. This year a part of that
donation will be made to Trails for Bikes,
an organization committed to enhanc-
ing the safety and quality of the shared
use paths on Sanibel, in honor of the
Kirklands, who contributed $5,000 to the
fund in November 2009.
Girl Scout cookies support troop
expenses, allow the girls to do something
fun at the end of the year, and give them
an opportunity to give back to their com-
munity. As a group they have decided
ISLAND SUN MARCH 5, 2010 11
Church To Host i'
World Day Of Prayer
Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way, will host the
annual World Day of Prayer on March 5 at '
10 a.m. Everyone in the community is welcome to
attend. The following churches will be participat-.
ing: First Church of Christ Scientist, St. Michael # r
and All Angels Episcopal Church, Saint Isabel
Catholic Church, Sanibel Community Church,
Chapel by the Sea of Captiva, and The Village
Church (Christan and Missionary Alliance) of Shell
World Day of Prayer (WDP) is a worldwide ecu-
menical movement of women of many faith tradi-
tions who come together to observe a common day ,R
of prayer each year on the first Friday in March.
Each year a different country develops and provides IF
the materials for the World Day of Prayer worship
service. This year, the women of Cameroon devel-
oped the theme Let Everything That Has Breath
Praise God. They invite church members to "Africa 'r
in miniature:" a country rich in diversity, where cli- Local World Day of Prayer organizers: Back row: Jan Anderson, Bettie Modys, Bob Hansel, Mollie Lassy, Hazel Schuller,
mate and culture are widely varied, but where people Betty Van Tassel and Mary Bondurant. Front Row: Mary Ann Seipos, Gillian Bath, Marjorie Williams, Wanda Malone and Judy
are bound together by a love for music, family and Maurer.
faith. The worship service will emphasize the impor-
tance that the people of Cameroon place on music
and celebration in their praise to God..
WDP's motto, "Informed prayer leads to prayerful action," affirms that prayer and .----- /
action are inseparable and that both have immeasurable influence. As WDP 2010 is
observed, millions of God's people are suffering from violence, exploitation and pov- w.
erty. Parishioners encourage you to begin thinking about actions that you can take to "
further support the 2010 theme, which calls on everyone to sing praise to God and to .
bring your gifts together, ever faithful to his promise to overcome evil with good.
Registration will at 9:30 a.m. and the worship service will begin at 10 a.m. The ser-
vice 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 provide
singing, and participate in the service. For more information, contact Mollie Lassy at
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Carol was founder of several cancer
support and survivor groups, teaching
numerous people to live with, and after
cancer. A miraculous 30-year survivor
of adenoid cystic carcinoma, she was
involved with her church, the Sanibel
Community Church, and volunteered for
organizations such as Al-Anon; Hope
House, and Hope Hospice.
A memorial service to celebrate
Carol s life will be held at the Sanibel
Community Church, Sanibel Island on
March 11, 2010 at 10:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests
donations be made to Hope Hospice of
Fort Myers, Florida. Condolences may
be viewed and offered at www.harvey-
Night for the
St CmLOGOS chil-
dren at Sanibel
March 10 from
3:30 to 7 p.m.
gear because theea o cm
game is Night
Strike. Plan to attend Camp Endunamao
is coming up in July.
For more information, call Kathy
Cramer at 472-2684.M
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 TH E ISLAND DS:
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
Nhe Rv.hDr.u ioer RHansel
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
tunudry g ssat 8:50 a I 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.
CAROL ANN (RICKER) LEARY
eloved wife, mother and grand-
husband, Bruce Leary; her son
Philip Dyer, both of Fort Myers, Florida;
her daughter Tracy Atkins and her ador-
ing grandchildren, Thomas and Celeste
Atkins of Spring, Texas.
Adrnission:$2 over age 12
FOf more into call: 239-48 1-4449
www. Je wjShFederationL CC. org
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NEW FASHION ARRIVALS
Selected merchandise on sale... $25
Mon-Fri 10-4 pm Sat 10-3 pm
(at the East End)
455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel
14K and 18K Platinum,
Custom Design, Watch Batteries
and Bands Buying Gold
On Sanibel Eor Over 20 Years!
Mon-Fri 10-4 pm Sat 10-3 pm
(at the East End)
455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel
t,000's of Colleetibles
just about everything ior everybody
Now in our new, larger space.
Outfitters to thze Outsidters
~/105~~f 1~N ;11f~;Made from Scratch soups!
SE~ggs eggs and m~ore eggs!
S ""~ 'mm.p Homemade Chicken Salad,
f 1~j 0 ~ ao Tuna Salad & Shrimplr Salad!
Belgian Waffles, add fruit! Daily Specials! Traditional Benedict or Salmon Benedict! Wraps! Rusty Pelican Croissant! Sausage Gravy!
Laddes Accessories Boutique
NOW OPEN IN
ISLAND SUN MARCH 5, 2010 13
Spring Fashion Show
L~Show by the Sporty
1 Seahorse Shop
will be showcased at the
(SCCWC) on Thursday,
March 11, at the Dunes
Golf and Tennis Club.
Other program high-
li hts include the songs
orish ter ero ,hB itish
Isles and Terry McMullen, ~x ~ l~W B $~
who will speak on How to
Srvi en Life'sr Challenges.
begins at 5:30 p.m. and
the cost is $18 per per-
son. Women of all ages
are invited, reservations
The Sporty Seahorse Ann Morey, fashion consultant for the Sporty Seahorse
Shop is owned and has Shop, shows the companion pieces to the lovely dress
been operated by Joanne Grethe Christensen is wearing in preparation for the
Nappi for 20 years. The Christian Women's Connection Fashion Show
shop features fashions for
women, men and children, all of which will be presented during the show. Four gen-
erations of the Sanibel Lear family will model along with other locals.
Attendees can help support the local Community Cooperative Ministries by bringing
donations of girls or boys underwear sizes 2 to 12.
For information and reservations call Anita at 481-1957, or mail your check, pay-
able to San-Cap of FL CWC, to Linda Yoder, 9190 Bayberry Bend, Unit 104, Fort
Myers, FL 33908. The program is sponsored by SCCWC and Ston~ecroft Ministries.#
Cn re'lio~nal Chrh, Edb0 eriwe me
five-mile w km.Tf dths c nsieal l sr
than the 10 kilometers that many in the
world must walk for water. Maps will be
available at registration. Water and rest
areas will be strategically situated along
The walk is sponsored by five island
ministries: Sanibel Congregational UCC,
Congregation Bat Yam Temple of the
Islands, Captiva Chapel by the Sea, St.
Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church
and Sanibel Community Church. All
island residents and visitors are invited to
participate, either as walkers or sponsors.
Those interested may call Pastor Denise
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The auction benefits the Captiva
Civic Association, the CCA Foundation,
and the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation
For reservations phone 472-2111.4
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SPECIAL ATTRACTION R+L Racing Hauler & Show Car.
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Open To The
tions, many of which remain unan-
swered. As we experience our own
trials and struggles, and as we witness suf-
fering throughout our world, many of us
are challenged to understand why suffer-
ing exists. Even people of faith question
how there can be evil and suffering in a
world created by a good God
On Wednesday mornings in March,
from 10 to 11:15 a.m., the Reverend
Dr. John H. Danner will offer a five-
pS f study AildA Stufd rin TWord A
in the Fellowship Hall at the Sanibel
Congregational United Church of Christ,
2050 Periwinkle Way. The class will
explore various ways Christians, Jews,
Muslims, Buddhists and others have strug-
gled with the issue of suffering.
Examples that will be examined range
from the personal to the communal,
including stories from persons struggling
with issues like cancer and blindness
to groups suffering under oppressive
regimes. How did or do they cope with
the suffering? How do they understand
and explain it? Where does God fit into
Dr. 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
your space in this course, which is free,
and open to the public, call the church
office at 472-0497.4
Sanibel I sl and
Scores of islanders are expected to
across the nation in a walk for
world hunger relief on Sunday, March
21. The walk is sponsored by Church
Each walker will seek donors to spon-
sor his or her participation. Seventy-five
percent of the funds raised will benefit
international hunger relief programs,
and 25 percent will go to local agencies
including the Hary Chapin Food Bank,
Community Cooperative Ministries, the
South Fort Myers Food Pantry and FISH
on Sanibel. Worldwide, funds will go to
some 80 different countries, including the
United States, to fight hunger, develop
water resources and to support self-help
Walkers will gather Sunday, March
21 at 1:30 in the parking lot at
Periwinkle Place (across from Sanibel
Get Out and Ride!
PWe Recommend Sanibel's Farmers Market
Sanibel City Center
800 Dunlop Road
Baskets, Bags, and Racks Available
at your Local Bike Shop
1509 Periwinkle Way
*h- IC fl A a Monday Saturdlay 8:30 5:00
14 ISLAND SUN MARCH 5, 2010
An Invitation And
Teacher Scott Martell (center) with some of his students
Children gather at new church in countryside
lives, and change them. I want to make
this a Sanibel, Captiva, Fort Myers
project, because, having lived here 27
years, I know the heart that exists here.
We want to do good, and we're looking
for opportunities like this. This project is
something God has placed in my heart.
It is important and necessary. It is an
opportunity, for all of us.
Let me tell you about one boy,
Mohammed. For a boy whose life
has been tragic, and future is bleak,
Mohammed, 8, has one of the biggest
smiles I've ever seen. He plays soccer on
the streets a place he also lives on at
night. Orphaned, and abandoned, with
the HIV virus, he survives by begging.
Mohammed is a bright boy who will
Group of kids
engage you with conversation but he
won't say where he hides away at night.
If he comes too close to a coffee
house, with a hand outstretched, the wait-
ers hurl stones at him, driving him away.
The stigma of HIV/AIDS is lessening, but
it is still a terrible situation.
In the town where I work, there are
about 100 street kids with HIV recorded
by the City of Butajira. There are over
1,000 known families where one parent
has died of AIDS. These are only the
known cases. Butajira has a population of
41,000. And the rural area surrounding
the town has four times the population.
So, what can we do?
First, the Ethiopia Hope village team is
by Scott Martell
I'd like to
Offer you an
to be credited
with making a
difference in the
lives of children,
no iigo hEthiopia, and Ls L
streets and beg- Sorphan Mohammed
going for daily sur-
vival. By joining
the Ethiopia Hope Village team (www.
EthiopiaHopeVillage.com), you can save
Scott Martell and Lemlem
ISLAND SUN MARCH 5, 2010 15
Ca Wcs To
here will be a car wash fundraiser
Bucket at the corner of Periwinkle
Way and Tarpon Bay Road from 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m. both days. Proceeds from
the car wash will help support all music
programs for kindergarten through 8th
grade at The Sanibel School. Stop by
for a car wash and help support island
students pursue their love of music and
the performing arts. For more informa-
tion contact Meg McCurry at 472-5882
a team, truly. On the ground in Butajira
there is a board of directors consisting
of doctors, HIV/AIDS counselors, a
city liaison, and local businessmen. The
project is owned by a national church,
Emmanuel Church, with whom we've
partnered. My direct supervisor is New
Mission Systems International (www.
nmsi.org), an outstanding missionary sup-
port and training organization. The team
also includes individuals who have already
signed up to support work we've done
previously with Project Mercy in Ethiopia
(www.projectmercy.org), and are ready to
Our goal is to empower this Ethiopian
church and the citizens of Butajira to
nurture these orphans so that they will
be a light in the darkness that surrounds
them, and a part of a New Ethiopia that
stands as a beacon in this part of the
world. Ethiopia is bordered by Somalia to
the east, Sudan to the west, and Eritrea
to the north. Yemen is just across the
Red Sea. Traditionally a Christian empire
(for over 1,600 years), Ethiopia has fallen
away. Islam is over 40 percent of the
population. Animism and witchcraft have
always remained strong. Yet, there is a
huge revival ongoing too. The Protestant
church is on fire, and there is a renewal
within the Orthodox church as well.
We want to start our "village" by
building a youth center that will have
programs ranging from education, food,
health care, sports, a library and other
ideas. We want the programs to be gen-
erated by the community, and driven by
the local people.
We want to encourage child care by
every means possible other than tradi-
tional "orphanage" care. However, we
know there are some children the most
vulnerable, such as Mohammed who
will need housing. The youth center
will anchor our village, and we will also
include some group homes, each with
eight children and a house parent. We'll
immediately rent one or two homes to
get these kids off the streets. In phase
two of this project, we'll consider building
these group homes as part of the village.
In addition to house parents, we'll nurture
these children with youth leaders, and
each child will have a mentoring family in
the community, which will be similar to
uncles and aunts, or even grandparents.
The village, to be as self-sustaining
as possible, will also create a fruit tree
orchard, vegetable garden, chicken ranch
and small dairy.
What Will It Take From The
This is Ethiopia, and a dollar goes a
long way. With $95,000, we can get the
village underway with the youth center
and infrastructure needs (including fences,
land preparation, sports fields, etc.). This
also includes funding one or two rental
homes, feeding eight to 16 of the most
vulnerable children, and hiring a staff of
three to five people. Our goal is for the
project to work toward self-sustainability.
We are focusing on that from the very
beginning. Yet, now, it is going to take
an investment of our money, and our
hearts, to get kids off the streets and
nurture them to be citizens with charac-
ter. This is a prototype, and Emmanuel
Church wants to develop it so that it can
be used in conjunction with their church-
es throughout Ethiopia.
This is work we are all called to do,
I believe. In the Old Testament, Moses
tells us: "...the orphan and the widow
who are in your town, shall come and eat
and be satisfied, in order that the LORD
your God may bless you in all the work of
your hand which you do." (Deuteronomy
14:29). And in the Newu Testament,
James writes: ... Pure and lasting religion
in the sight of God our Father means that
we must care for orphans and widows in
their troubles, and refuse to let the world
corrupt us. (James 1:27, NLT)
New Missions Systems International
is a tax deductible charitable organization
that is accepting your donations. Checks
can be made out to NMSI, with Ethiopia
Hope Village in the donation line. I pray
you truly will be blessed by answering this
As with all non-for-profits, NMSI
honors preference of gifts solicited and,
in accordance with IRS regulations,
retains discretion and control over their
use. It has a four star rating with Charity
Navigators, and is a member of ECFA.
Scott Martell moved to Sanibel as a
cub reporter in 1983. He's worked with
various journalist organizations since
that time. He has served on a vari-
ety of boards, including CROM The
Sanibel School, Sanibel Community
Association, Pirate Playhouse, and
Gulf Coast Symphony. He wuas called
to Ethiopia to work for Project Mercy
in 2006, and now is a missionary wuith
Newu Missions Systems International
and works for Emmanuel Church, a
national Ethiopian church. His col-
umns, African Journals, have appeared
frequently in the Island Sun.M
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Refuge Manager Paul Tritaik with volunteers who have put in 1,500 hours: Latham Morris,
Ed Combs, Malcolm Harpham and Barry and Francine Litofsky
by Brian Johnson
Well over 100 volunteers
at the "Ding" Darling
National Wildlife Refuge
attended the annual awards lun-
cheon at The Community House
on Friday, February 26.
Refuge Manager Paul Tritaik
Thanked the volunteers who greet
visitors to the Education Center,
make education presentations,
offer birding tips on Wildlife
Drive, and do many other things
to enrich the experience of the
thousands who pass through the
refuge each year.
"The refuge would not be able
to educate the public without the
volunteer force," said Volunteer
Coordinator Jeff Combs. "They
are the ones who are out there
we rely on them tremendously,
and appreciate what they do."
-Tritaik handed out awards
marking hours of service amid
rounds of applause.
"I think we had a fabulous
turnout," said Supervisory Refuge
Ranger Toni Westland. "It's great
to see how many hours people
put it. It's unbelievable, really -
they are amazing people doing
amazing things, and it's nice that
we can honor their efforts."
icTh daward-winnmg Jvolunteers
Rankin (8,500 career hours) and
Bill Rankin (6,500 hours). They
received Plover and White Ibis
wine glasses as well as name tags
Other recipients included Jack
Rushworth (4,500 hours), Tim
Gardner (4,000 hours), Judy
Davis and Ann Woolschlager
(3,500 hours) and Is Cloak (3,000
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Branyon, Milena Eskew, John
Masuka and Whit Smith.
At 2,000 hours were volun-
teers Anne Bresslau, Howard
Hendricks, Carolyn Johns and
At 1,500 hours were Ed
Combs, Malcolm Harpham, Barry
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Captive Island Y(acht Club will
present Kim Bassos-Hull,
Senior biologist in the Dolphin
Research Program at Mote Marine Lab
in Sarasota on March 10 at 11 a.m..
Her talk will be titled Dolphin Research
Along the West Coast of Florida: 40
Years of Study.
She has been studying the dol-
phin populations along the west coast
of Florida between Tampa Bay and
Charlotte Harbor since 1990.
Bassos-Hull has a master's degree in
marine sciences from the University of
California at Santa Cruz. Since 2001 the
focus of her research has been on the
dolphins of Charlotte~~~~~~~~~ Harbor and Pine
Island Sound. Recently she has also been
involved with engaging high school stu-
dents in actual field research experiences
and starting up a study on spotted eagle
rays in Florida Gulf Coast waters.M
Captiva Island Yaicht
The hosts of the party, Julie O'Neill, Joe Mondelli, Linda Mondelli and Tim O'Neill
Diana and Stewart Sheldon
Members of the Captiva Island
Yacht Club dined and danced to
the music of the Dixie Strollers
on Tuesday, February 23.M
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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 Emas Ornaments
Sanibel Island Perfumes by Sea Jewels
TWIO SANIBE~L LOCATIONS
1157 Periwinkle Way 1BPF 2422 Periwinkle Way
Vice Commodore Doug Morton and Past
Commodore Ron Gibson
Tom McDermott's sailboat Passing Wind
Captiva Yaicht Club First Annual Fleet Review
Commodore Jeri Magg, Vice Commodore Doug Morton, Rear Commodore Roland Garlinghouse, Fleet captain Mel Jager
The Captiva Island Yacht Club (CIYC)
celebrated its 25th anniversary by
having its first annual Fleet Review.
Twelve boats from Captiva and Sanibel
who were members and non-members
participated even with the rainy weather.
Flag officers from the Captiva Island
Yacht Club and flag officers from visiting
yacht clubs gathered on the reviewing stand
(pontoon boat from Jensen's Marina).
George Cook, the bagpiper, played as
the boats came to the reviewing stand and
Dr. Bob Hansel from Chapel by the Sea
blessed each boat as it passed by. M
Commodore Tom O'Rielly from the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club, Vice Commodore
Doug Morton (CIYC), Commodore Jeri Magg (CIYC), Rear Commodore Roland
Garlinghouse (CIYC), Commodore Charles Williamsen from the Royal Palm Yacht Club
and John Flatley from the Naples Yacht Club
Michael Weiner's boat Nina
up tables and boxes and sort, sort, sort.
Rarer shells and collectable shells are also
available, all donated by members and vis-
itors of the Sanibel-Captiva community.
The crafters receive hundreds of hours
of support and guidance from a number
of professional shell artists, retired florists,
expert sellers and fossil collectors who
give their time and talents to the group.
A big thank you goes out to all of them.
This past year the shellcrafters were
the beneficiaries of six shell "estates,
gifts from friends who had passed away
leaving their personal collections of shells,
craft supplies and tools to the group.
Another big thank you goes out to all the
families involved in making those dona-
The Sanibel Community Association
receives the proceeds from the shellcraft-
er sales. Last year the gross was approxi-
mately $62,000, the largest amount ever.
As related expenses are relatively low, the
total contribution to the operating budget
of the house is substantial.
A truly huge thank you goes out to
all the shellcrafters and shell sorters who
help to make this one of the most suc-
Cessful fundraisers on the islands.M
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From page 1
Stored in three closets within the
Community House is one of the greatest
collections of craft supplies anywhere.
Basic flower-making classes are avail-
able to all visitors and an intermediate
table is hosted by experienced shellcraft-
ers where new members are guided
through a project or two. After a few
weeks, the new volunteer moves on to
work one-on-one with someone and soon
there is another official shellcrafter adding
their skills and ideas to the mix.
During the winter season, there are
demonstrations led by crafters on the
finer points of shellcrafting, such as build-
ing a flower around a bead or the prepa-
ration of a shell box or floral arrange-
A group of volunteers valiantly works
through the winter, chilly or otherwise, to
clean and sort hundreds of beach shells
and fossils donated throughout the year.
The shell sorters meet once or twice a
week at Flo's Shell Shed in the yard at
The Community House, where they set
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he importance and life cycle
more closely related to spi-
ders than crabs, will be presented by
Mark Thompson on Friday, March
12 at 10 a.m. at the Sanibel-Captiva
Thompson is a research associate
at the SCCF Marine Lab and knows
about all things Limulus polyphemus.
Horseshoe crabs can live over 20 years
and you may find a "molt" on one of
your beach walks. Come and learn why
the State of Florida wants you to report
live sightings of this living fossil whose
ancestors go back 350,000 years.
SCCF is located at 3333 Sanibel-
Captiva Road. Cost of the program is $5
per adult, free for SCCF members and
Checking one of the RECON units
They will also show video of the plants
and animals they have encountered while
diving local waters.
Cost is $5 per adult, free for members
Saturday Bird walk
he next Audubon Society bird-
at Bowman's Beach, Sanibel.
Walkers sh1ud met juta bf ethem
Non-resident parking is $2 an hour.
All birders are welcome. These birdwalks
are open to the public and the suggested
donation is $2. Call Hugh Very at 395-
3798 for details.M
Hauling in a RECON unit
Have you ever seen a patch reef?
Or wondered about how Marine
Lab staff keep those RECON
data collection sensor running
research trips in this program will be
shown by Lab Research Assistants A.J.
Martignette and Jeff Siwicke on Friday
March 5 at 10 a.m. at Sanibel-Captiva
Conservation Foundation's Nature Center
Speak March 5
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Portraits In Print
She Of The Shells:
Mistress Of Mollusks
by Jane Vos Hogg
It's a long haul from grain farming in Fargo, North Dakota
rl~b' Ito filming live mollusks in Sanibel but it s all part of Joyce
IMatthys' real life story. She and her husband Ken first came
.here for a vacation about 20 years ago... and yes... it was love
at first sight. By then they d moved way west to Oregon and,
.lovely as it was, those coastal areas could hardly compare with
what we have here.
Vacations on the shell strewn gulf coast meant shelling, shell-
ing, and more shelling. The passion kept growing. By the time
they retired in 1993 they were both hard core sellers. It was
an easy decision to hook up their 5th wheel RV and drive to
Periwinkle Park for six months each year.
In her professional life Joyce had been an x-ray technician. She was used to tak-
ing pictures all the time so personal photography was a logical leap. Early on she
transferred many of her shots, animals or scenery, even lighthouses as they toured the
coasts, to refrigerator magnets. They made simple gift shop sale items.
But shells on Sanibel were looming large on her horizon. Just wandering the beach-
es, eyes always alert, provided a new pastime... and what a pastime it was. Video
camera in hand, Joyce was always out before sunrise to greet the low tide. "It's a won-
derful time to observe mollusks and record the intricacies of their life cycle.
Watching her, I see she is a totally absorbed photographer. "What spurs you on?
I asked. Her "I'm curious," explained it all. Patient too, I realized, for she added,
"Sometimes I run the camera for an hour to get 20 seconds of usable shots.
She volunteers at The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum which, she said, "provides a
special plus. Dr. Jose Leal is a great teacher and is never too busy to answer my qlues-
tions." In addition she reads and researches in their library, searches on the Internet
and has even called on the biologist at "Ding" Darling for help identifying sea creatures
that are other than mollusks. Her highly regarded videos, Mollusks in Action and
Trails and Tales of Living Sea Shells, are shown throughout the day at the museum.
Joyce will soon announce the availability of her Secret Lives of Seashells Teacher s
Guide developed for educators, home school groups and individuals who want to learn
more about mollusks. She is currently working on two new videos, Bounty of the
Bahamas and Shell Collecting in the Pacific Northwuest.
Both her DVDs are available for sale at the shell museum gift shop. The first one
is an introduction to how living shells move about, eat, protect themselves and repro-
duce. The second one focuses on the intricacies of sea life on the beach and intro-
duces viewers to a new aspect of beachcombing by showing how to recognize different
tracks left in the sand by living shells.
Now into their 17th full winter in Sanibel, I could t help but wonder "where can
you imagine being 17 years from now?" Her thoughtful reply: "I think I'11 be right here
walking the beach with my camera and, by then, maybe a cane added." In whatever
condition I'm sure she'll be producing and productive.O
From page 16
Litofsky, Francine Litofsky and Latham
At 1,000 hours were Susan Cassell,
William Cramer, Phyllis Gresham, Doris
Hardy, Miriam Hursey, Conrad Matuzek,
Susan Moore, Shirley Schiffman, Jim
Scott, Jeanne Tyrer and Billy Wood.
At 500 hours were Alan Gast,
Carol Johnstone, Marie Monick, Kathy
Mustachio, John Wolf and Martha Wolf.
At 250 hours were Ken Bergstrom,
Barbara Broadhurst, Galy Dutton, Jim
Griffith, Page Hartley, John McCabe,
Kinnie Schmidt, Kathy Williams and Pam
At 150 hours were Craig Albert, Paul
Andrews, Robert Blacklow, Kathy Boyd,
Cecy Faster, Tom Flemming, Mary Kelly,
John McCabe, Tom Mehalic, Ed Sessa,
Sharon Stillwell, Richard Stillwell, David
Williams and Birgit Vertesch.
To become a volunteer, call Jeff
Combs at the refuge at 472-1100, ext.
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he ate and kept down.
"When we hit the 72-hour mark
we felt we were in the clear," said
McNamara. "He had no sloughing of tis-
sue, no swelling. He looked strong.
On Day 4 staff moved him to the
outdoor cage, where he interacted with
CROW's two other ospreys. He started
flying right away and was doing loops at
the top of the cage within 48 hours.
"He must have only had a glanc-
ing blow from the power line," said
On February 23, CROW sent the
osprey back to Captiva.
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
maybe he got lucky, maybe the current
entered and exited in a short space and
did not affect his internal organs," she
Staff gave him arnica, pain medica-
tion, and anti-oxidants, and applied
soothing SSD cream to his wounds.
"The next morning he was standing
up on his perch, bright and alert," said
Staff tube-fed him fluids during the day
and gave him a few fish, by hand, which
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the outlook for an
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trical current is usually very poor.
So when the clinic got a call from
Ryan Lund on February 17 about an
osprey falling from a power line it did not
sound like good news. Lund, on vacation
from Minnesota, saw the bird drop near
the Green Flash on Captiva, close to the
However, this bird arrived in a "vely
alert" condition and did not exhibit many
of the classic symptoms of a fatal electro-
cution (wing droop, inability to stand, and
the horrid smell of burned tissue).
"Sometimes you open the box and
the burned odor comes pouring out,"
said CROW Veterinarian Dr. Amber
McNamara. "With this osprey, the burn
odor was faint and very subtle."
She noted two very small wounds on
his right wing near the wrist. "We thought
severely after Redfish Pass opened in 1929. By 1959, the CEPD was founded to
address the matter of critical erosion, yet it took another 25 years and many failures
before Captivans finally agreed upon the current working solution. As much as 500
feet of gulf front Captiva disappeared; this included the Old Gulf Road (seaward and
parallel to Captiva Drive). Captivans were confounded for years over feasible erosion
prevention measures. Even as the owners of South Seas Resort pioneered nourishing
the north end beach adjacent to the resort, the middle and south end Captiva beach-
front was "on the rocks." The remaining county road, Captiva Drive, washed out near
'Tween Waters as Captiva remained bitterly divided. Finally, this contentious period
known as "the sand wars," ended with beach nourishment supporters prevailing over
the opponents to nourishment. CEPD became empowered by Captiva to nourish the
beach. Future decisions on nourishment will be decided by Captiva voters.
The beach nourishment process is indeed involved and costly. After over 20 years
and three successful nourishments, the CEPD pumped a total of four million cubic
yards of sand onto our beaches. Despite that ongoing erosion continues, a net sand
gain is achieved. However, the erosion process is only partially abated by the nourish-
Since 1988 and over the ensuing 20-plus years, at approximately eight year inter-
vals, the nourishment process has been the method of protecting Captiva's shoreline.
During those halcyon decades, Captiva property values multiplied more than six-fold
from a base value of $225 million in 1985. The beach nourishment has added sand
and over a billion dollars in property value was also created on Captiva. Captiva beach
exists, as we now know it, because of several beach nourishments. But, the pend-
ing court decision may inhibit ancillary government funding from supporting CEPD's
Without doubt, the process requires ongoing maintenance. Captivans have to
decide whether to maintain CEPD's beach program and whether or not to do beach
nourishments. But, the pending court decision may inhibit ancillary government fund-
ing from supporting nourishment. The future cost t may be born entirely or at least
substantially by Captiva property owners.
The most recent nourishment project occurred in 2005/6 and was supplemented
in 2008. The process resulted in 1.3 million yards of sand having been placed on
Captiva (and the northern end of Sanibel). Exacerbated by the many storms of the
period, the project cost $25 million. Captiva property owners were assessed $5.6
million with an unprecedented $1 million to reduce assessments funded from CEPD
reserves (by unanimous vote of the CEPD board); with ancillary funding of $18-plus
million having been obtained from federal, state and county sources.
To learn more about the critical SCOTUS case attend the CEPD town hall meeting:
March 31 at 10 a .m. in the Wakefield Room at 'Tween Waters Inn, Captiva. If you
can't come, join CEPD's email list at email@example.com.M
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submitted by Mike Mullins, chairman, Captiva Erosion Prevention District
A critical matter, long thought settled, finds the Supreme -\
Court of the United States (SCOTUS) weighing the
future of Florida beaches against personal property b
rights under the 5th and 14th Amendments. In particular, g.
Captiva Island's renowned beach nourishment program and
beach front property owner rights are brought into question.
(SCOTUS blog for background info: http://tr. im/our~beaches_
The questions: ..
Who owns the beach?
Will all (or most) beach front deeds and titles survive intact? I
Will CEPD beach nourishments continue?
Will this affect Captiva property values? Mike Mullins
Legislation being challenged: long standing Florida statute 161,
the Beach and Shore Preservation Act (BPA) (see http://tr.im/cepdbpa), is the founda-
tion for the Captiva Erosion Prevention District's (CEPD) enabling legislation for beach
A small group of Walton County, Florida property owners, known as Stop the
Beach Renourishment, petitioned SCOTUS to overturn Florida's Supreme Court
which previously decided in favor of Walton County and Florida DEP (winter, 2008.)
As the court deliberates on Stop the Beach Renourishment v. Florida (08-1151), the
pending decision raises important questions for Captiva, Sanibel and most Florida
Should SCOTUS hold with the petitioners, beach front owners and would-be own-
ers will need to be assured that title insurance and deeds remain unimpaired by the
possible outcomes. Without CEPD beach management processes known as beach
nourishment and the erosion-deterring rock groins at Redfish and Blind passes, will
Captiva's beach once more fall into a critical state of erosion similar to the pre-1990s?
Should the court decide against existing state legislation, will ancillary funding for
CEPD become a distant memory? If the future of beach ownership is affected, will the
CEPD nourishment process come into doubt?
Captiva's not too distant past saw prized beaches, houses and roads imperiled by
aggressive erosion; indeed area beachfront homes have washed away in our lifetimes.
Prior to the CEPD nourishment program in the late 1980s, Captiva's beach eroded
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,. despite the
--around the sound
Shas been pretty
good on the days I
could get out. Once
a few small redfish have been making
clients smile. Using live shrimp for bait,
anglers who could brave the cold condi-
tions out there have been rewarded. I'm
not catching big fish by any means, but
if you're not too worried about catching
one certain species and are willing to
work at it, you can keep a rod bent and
come home with enough fish for dinner.
This colder than usual winter has really
kept me fishing much closer to home
than I usually would. Short runs and
keeping everyone warm and comfortable
have been high on the list of must-do's.
Finding a nice warm spot out of the wind
where I know there are fish, and sitting
for an hour or so to avoid a cold run to
the next spot has been the normal.
The warmer the day, generally, the
better the bite has been. On the really
cold, windy days when I have found a
spot with any kind of action, I have really
milked it, staying there as long as possi-
ble, looking for that one good fish. Often
moving and looking for a better bite has
just not worked out. Sure you have to fish
your way through lots of small fish but
small fish are better than no fish in the
scheme of things this winter.
I cannot remember a winter of having
to juggle my schedule around so much
and cancelling so many trips due to the
weather. Generally, before picking up
a charter I have a species picked out to
target on a certain phase of the tide. For
most trips this winter the only plan seems
to be to find anything that will eat a bait.
Other guides and recreational anglers
I talk to are having the same problem.
With cold front after cold front the fish
have just not gotten in a consistent pat-
My rule of thumb for this winter has
been: if you start out with low expecta-
tions on most days you can surpass
them and still hava v ,ult a ot '~
there. I'm not the : i.
type of guide that
will tell you tall tails
to get you to book
point. I might book r
tht nefihig -
trip but will that cli-
ent ever be back?
Probably not, and
it's not the way to
have happy clients
at the end of the
day. So now when 15
the phone rings
and I am asked,
"What's going on
out on the water
right now?" the
answer is, "Not a
whole lot, and keep
you fingers crossed
it warms before we
With March here
the weather really
has to get better
weather must be
just around the
corner. Luckily with
spinn omes sme Donna Black with a w
of t hle year. I can
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in 1 980 and has fished local waters for
more than 25 years. He now! lives in St.
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Sea School Partners With CafE6 To
Offer Sustainable Seafood Course
by Bruce Neill and Leah Biery
This spring, Sanibel Sea School is partnering with Sweet Melissa s Cafe to offer
Syou a short course about sustainable seafood consumption.
SSeafood is a delicious source of lean protein, rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and
other important nutrients, but due to pollution fish may also contain dangerous levels
of toxins such as mercury and pesticides that can have serious health repercussions.
Current seafood harvesting methods are leading to environmental problems as we
continue to develop newer and better fishing technologies to feed our ever-increasing
world population. The illusion of plenty in the vast blue sea is comforting, but the real-
ity is that the ocean is quickly approaching its limit. If we continue consuming seafood
at our current rate, many species of fish will become unavailable within the next half-
As consumers, we want to make choices that are both healthy and environmentally
responsible, but poorly labeled products and ovenchelming amounts of contradictory
information make it difficult to do so.
At Sanibel Sea School, we understand that choosing sustainable seafood options
can be difficult, which is why, in this three-part series, we will explore ways that you
can eat well and feel good about your ocean stewardship at the same time.
The course schedule is as follows:
*March 8, Captiva Yacht Club, 6 p.m.
We will watch The End of the Line, which is a powerful film outlining many
important global fisheries issues. Following the film, Dr. Bruce Neill will further clarify
some of the leading issues and comment on the movie.
*March 15, Captiva Yacht Club, 6 p.m.
Leah Biery of Sanibel Sea School will team up with a professional fish purveyor,
and owner of The Fish Lady Seafood Company. They will show us how to effectively
use consumer guides and how to shop for sustainable and fresh seafood.
*March 22, Sweet Melissa s Cafe, 6 p.m.
Chef Melissa Talmage will prepare an exquisite meal centered on delicious sustain-
able seafood that is healthy for the planet. Talmage will share her secrets for seafood
preparation, and you will enjoy great food and wine it will be the tastiest class party
you 11 ever experience.
Prices are as follows: March 8, $10 donation, March 15, $10 donation, all three
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The Sanibel-Captiva Sail & Power Squadron recently held its monthly cruise
and rendezvous. Leaving from Sanibel and Captiva, boats traveled across San
Carlos Bay on the Intercoastal heading SSW from marker 101 to marker
11, then ENE into Punta Rassa Cove at a Lat. of 26 degrees 29.2T' N, LO 81
degrees 59.36 W accomplished the trip.
Upon arrival, cruise directors and hosts Bob and Rita Simpson, checked in the
attendees for a great buffet lunch at the Lighthouse Waterfront Restaurant. The count
for the event was over 70 although, due to heavy morning fog, some did skip the
boating for land travel.
Beyond their organizational efforts, the Simpsons also managed to obtain several
door prizes. What is more fun than a boat trip, good food, fun companions, and a
possible prize at the end.M
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Stella Farwell Art Tallk
And Exhibit At BIG ARTS
B ~IG ARTS opened an exhibit Wednesday, March 3 with recent artwork created
by~ Captiva resident Stella Farwell. An artist's reception will be held Saturday,
Mrh13 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Farwell creates swirling shapes of biomorphic compositions, in two- and three-
dimensional form. In her multi-colored world, viewers can interact with her works of q;n c lj
art. Her organic, contemporary forms represent a hint into the artist's world that is 11
bright, elegant, and whimsical while juxtaposed with mediums such as hand-made
paper, acrylic, metal, and stone.
Formally trained in fine art at Tulane University, Farwell has exhibited in high- ;'
profile galleries and museum shows through the course of her career. Her works are in
public, corporate, and private collections in North America, Europe, and Asia.- .
Farwell will be talking about the connection between some of her artwork on dis-
play and her journey with ovarian cancer in an Art Talk at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 18
in Founders Gallery.
The exhibit will be on view through Monday, March 29. Founders Gallery hours are
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Stella Farwell exhibit is supported by Visual Arts Patron season sponsors
Deborah and John La Gorce. i
BIG ARTS is at 900 Dunlop Road Sanibel. Call 395-0900 or log on to www.
Sale Of Dancing With Stars DVDs
T~he After Glow Party at The Community House last Tuesday celebrated the
Work and joy of this special fundraiser. Volunteers and contributors watched
Sthe premier showing of the DVD from the live performance. Applause from
the audience throughout the showing further demonstrated the enthusiasm of over .;
The DVD that runs about an hour was given to all the production members and
over 100 more were purchased to give to friends and family. They are available at
Bailey's General Store and The Community House for $10.
Marge Meek, event chair and the Sanibel Community Association vice president,
announced that there will be another Dancing with the Islands' Stars fundraiser in
mid-January, 2011 with Linda Naton as chair.a Exuberance by Stella Farwell
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The Beach, Be Sure To Fill It Back In
on the beaches at night (May through October). If a snowy plover chick or a hatchling
sea turtle falls into a hole, it is unable to climb out. The chicks cannot yet fly, and the
hatchlings are simply too small to climb out. If either goes undiscovered for long, they
will become easy prey for a predator or face overexposure to the elements, which will
result in death.
Large holes also pose a safety risk to humans. At night there are often sellers or
fishermen on the beaches. Given how dark Sanibel's beaches are, a hole is an easy
thing to miss and could result in anything from a sprained ankle to a broken bone.
Digging large holes and failing to fill them in is actually a violation of the Sanibel
Code section 74-182, which "prohibits the excavation, mining or hauling of sand or
soil from the beach or dune." While the sand isn't leaving the beach or dune, any hole
that must be filled by several shovel-wielding people or mechanical means constitutes
excavating the beach. Ongoing efforts are being made by Sanibel Police Department's
beach patrol as well as snowy plover program volunteers to educate the public on the
hazards that holes pose to people and wildlife. Their message is a simple one: if you
dig a hole, please fill it in.M
A Crocodile Video Encore
Amanda Bryant from the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation shows the dangerous
depth of this hole on the beach
Digging holes and building sand castles are part of nearly everyone's childhood
problem. Unfortunately, holes become a safety hazard to both people and
wildlife when they are dug deep and large.
It is easy to forget about some of Sanibel's less visible beachgoers, but these are
the creatures that are most affected by the ambitious digging that takes place on the
islands' beaches. Often human visitors simply don't see the snowy plovers and their
tiny chicks roaming the beaches, or nesting sea turtles and hatchlings, which are only
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n encore viewing of The Crocodile... a Home Video will be shown on
Wednesday, March 10 at 10 a.m. at the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation
The video was played at the Crocodile Memorial at Sanibel-Captiva Conservation
Foundation last month by Janie Howland, who videotaped the comings and goings
of La Crocodile as she moved up and down her Sanibel driveway. For years the croc
nested in her neighborhood and could be found guarding her nest, waiting for eggs to
hatch. Come and get up close with a woman and a crocodile.
SCCF will be taking orders for copies of the video for sale through SCCF. Cost of
the program is $5 per adult, free for SCCF members and children.
SCCF is at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road, phone 472-2329.0
Sanibel School Seahorse Festival
The parent volunteers at The Sanibel School are busy making preparations
for the 2010 Seahorse Festival. This is the largest event of the year for the
school with the proceeds contributing to much needed supplies, electronics,
software and equipment. The date is March 28 from noon to 4 p.m.
There will be fun for all ages including: bounce houses, bounce mazes, laser tag,
carnival games, a silent auction, food and drinks.
A new twist this year is that the middle school students are designing the seahorse
mascot. The winner will have their design showcased on the festival T-shirts and on
event materials. Their T-shirts will become official "autograph" shirts that their friends
can sign, which will make for a fun keepsake and collectible.
The organizers would like to thank sponsors that have already contributed to mak-
ing this year a success: Bailey's General Storet, Marinello Family, Doc Ford's, Crater
Family, LaBar Family, Kiwanis, She Sells Sea Shells, Lucky Dog Boutique, Willis
Family, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, Kirchner Contracting, Barrier Island Title
Services, Sandcastle Construction, Bank of the Islands, Island Sun newspaper, Coca-
Cola, Hungry Heron, Sanctuary Island Electric and Aroma Coffee Service.
If you would like to become a sponsor or donor, contact Seahorse Festival Chair
Milissa Sprecher at email@example.com, or call 395-1636.
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To learn more about the district's
Everglades restoration efforts, visit www.
sfwmd.gov/everglades. More informa-
tion about the SFWMD Lower West
Coast Service Center is available at www.
Update On Local
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Seems everyone has heard that
~honeybees are in trouble, but what
is happening with our local bees?
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7 ~into our local hives?
At a program at the Sanibel Captiva
Conservation Foundation On Tuesday,
r, ~1March 9 at 10 a.m., local author and
entomologist Tom Allen will give an
update on what is happening with local
bee populations. Allen, a beekeeper, will
bring a live hive with him to view.
A guided trail walk will follow the
The cost of the program is $5; free
for SCCF members and children. SCCF
is located at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road.
Call 472-2329 for more information.M
The South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD) is
Distributing the latest edition of its
award-winning educational DVD, The
Future of America's Everglades, to
teachers in Lee and Hendry counties in
The Future of America's Everglades
provides an interactive classroom experi-
ence that introduces students of all ages
to the Everglades ecosystem and the
efforts under way to restore it. The DVD
features 24 video segments narrated
by drama students from Cypress Lake
Middle School that give viewers the
opportunity to visit remote areas often
accessible only by airboats or helicopters
and meet the people doing the important
work of restoration. Each segment is
accompanied by a vocabulary list and an
Created by the SFWMD Lower West
Coast Service Center and Fort Myers-
based Main Sail Video Productions, the
DVD uses videos and scripts originally
produced for broadcast news. The first
version was released in 2008 as a pilot
educational project and featured five
segments with questions and answers
developed by Lee County teachers. The
project was later expanded to its current
size and incorporated improvements sug-
gested by teachers.
Lee County teachers received copies
of the DVD at a March 3 meeting at the
Imaginarium. Service center staff provid-
ed a demonstration during the meeting.
Hendly County teachers will get their
copies March 25.
Dubbed the River of Grass for the
sawgrass that flourished throughout the
marsh, America's Everglades is a mosaic
of freshwater ponds, prairies and forested
uplands that supports a rich plant and
wildlife community, including dozens
of federally threatened and endangered
species. Everglades restoration includes
many diverse research efforts, construc-
tion projects and new technologies. This
unique ecosystem and the efforts to
restore it provide many opportunities to
engage and inspire young people in the
fields of science and math.
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CESE Fundraisers Ma ke Final Plans
Center Director Peter Blaze Corcoran gave them the report while explaining the
significance of the fundraiser s local theme. As part of the report, Nobel Laureates
Wangari Maathai and Mikhail Gorbachev praise the center on its five years of work in
Southwest Florida and abroad.
Each guest at this year's party will receive a copy of Work Towuards Realizing The
Dream. Locally produced organic hors d'oeuvres will be served and there will be a
display the work of local artist Myra Roberts. David Orr, the center's board co-chair
and author of Dowun to the Wire: Confronting Climate Collapse (2009), will give
remarks. For more information, or to request an invitation, call 590-7166 or e-mail:
Explore The Gardens Of Frank
Lloyd Wright With The Garden Club
Derek Fell, award winning author, photographer and gardener, will present a
noon at St.Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 2304 Periwinkle Way.
The public is invited to his presentation.
Fell is the author of more than 100 garden books and calendars, and has traveled
many parts of the world photographing gardens, especially those of impressionistic art-
ists such as Monet. His work in Architectural Digest and Veranda magazine has won
several literary and photography awards. Born and educated in England, Fell maintains
a seasonal home and garden on Sanibel.
His latest book, The Gardens of Frank Lloyd Wright is available at the Sanibel
Hostesses are Karen Alleger, Maggie Butcher, Elizabeth Downey, Grace Mannix,
Harriet Pattison, Dorothy Sawyer, and Jane Withers.
If you have an interest in horticulture, floral arranging or tropical gardening and
would like to consider becoming a member of the Shell Islands Garden Club, call Lisa
Cochrane at 472-8875.M
Center Advisor Armand Ball, Center Director Peter Blaze Corcoran, Host committee
members Molly Heuer, John Pryor, John Wolf, and David Bath
The Host Committee of the FGCU Center for Environmental and Sustainability
Education met at The Bean to plan final details of this year's fundraising
event. The sixth annual Fundraising Celebration will take place at Peter and
Mallory Haffenreffer's Sanibel home on March 18.
The fundraiser, themed Bloom Where You're Planted, Focus on the Local, supports
the center s efforts toward realizing the dream of a sustainable and peaceful future for
Earth through scholarship, education, and action.
At its meeting, the host committee received some of the first copies of Work
Towuards Realizing the Dream, a five-year activity report published by the center.
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A group of children enjoys the festivities of IrishFest 2009
host the second .
March 17 from~
4 to 7 p.m. in
and guests are
invited to cele- W
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Day with Irish 1a
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doors to everyone
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the festival which .- Green Team T-shirt and lots of Irish
will include a BIG Dane Johnson spirit
ARTS Chorus --
green beer and
Irish stew from
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of the Sanibel and
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the emcees. Raffle .
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painting and a Ri ae rni alyadBlyKrln
charity drive to support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association are among the activi-
ties planned for the day.
"Last year's inaugural event was such as success, and we'd like to invite everyone
back again this year," said Ken Kasten, BCMA president. "Our event will be fun for
people of all ages.
For more than a week leading up to St. Patrick's Day, from March 8 to March 17,
the the Bailey's Center merchants will be offering special St. Patrick's Day sales pro-
motions, raising money for MDA and selling limited edition IrishFest T-shirts.M
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understanding of the different grouper
habitats found off the waters of Sanibel
and Captiva, this will be a fascinating
program. Koenig will also speak briefly
of the process whereby the Gulf Fisheries
Commission establishes the various grou-
per regulations that impact all Southwest
The Sanibel Island Fishing Club meets
monthly through season and sponsors
several group outings as well as lending
support for various fishing related chari-
ties and organizations such as START,
PURRE and the Sanibel Sea School. For
information on joining the club contact
Rol Campbell at 472-8994 or attend
next Tuesday's meeting. The Sanibel
Island Fishing Club has been an active
social club for more than 20 years on the
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Fl"| FOr Life
ancient Chinese form of "soft-style"
martial art exercise that is based on
slow, fluid movements. Rowe's instruc-
tion focuses on maintaining one's center
of gravity while improving flexibility and
muscle tone. Tai Chi is an excellent way
to reduce stress and generate mental
calmness and clarity. Participants are
encouraged to wear loose fitting clothing
and comfortable shoes.
The second annual Sanibel Island
Senior Center Book Fair will be held on
Saturday, March 13 from 9 a.m. to 1
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news with us.
p.m. Your gently read books are needed.
Please clean out your bookshelves, drop
your books at the Island Seniors on
Library Way (Monday through Friday, 9
a.m. to 5 p.m.) and then come on March
13 to restock those empty shelves. If you
need assistance with deliver), call Ann
Moeder at 472-5293.
Seven local Sanibel authors will
participate by selling and autograph-
ing their books at the book fair. Other
local authors are invited to participate by
calling Katie Reid at 472-0292 or 757-
Call the Senior Center for further
details on programs, 472-5743.4
Dr. Koenig photographing a goliath grouper
This coming Tuesday, March 9, the
Sanibel Island Fishing Club will
be holding its monthly meeting.
The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.
in the north room of The Community
House. The featured speaker will begin
his presentation at 7 p.m. There is no
admission charge for the event and the
angling public is invited to attend.
This month's speaker is Dr. Chris
Koenig PhD. Koenig is a research sci-
entist at Florida State University who
specializes in reef fish ecology with an
emphasis on the role of the endangered
goliath grouper in these habitats. His
work on goliath, gag and red grouper
has led to several discoveries about the
important roles these fish play in the
clearing and maintenance of offshore
natural ledges. Although his emphasis is
on the goliath grouper, Koenig has been
involved with the establishment of marine
protected zones in the northern Gulf of
Mexico as well as a promoter of these
zones throughout the world.
For anyone interested in the science
of offshore fishing, including a better
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Call To Retailers For Fashion Show
The Royal Shell Companies are hosting a fashion show called Island Style at
Ellington's Tuesday, April 21 from noon until 3 p.m. Island retailers who cary
fashions and accessories reflecting island style are invited to participate. This is an
opportunity to show off your exclusive lines to a group of fashion conscious islanders.
Partnerships are $100 and include two lunch tickets with the remainder of the pro-
ceeds benefitting BIG ARTS. Shops are encouraged to display two to three items, cre-
ate your own script for your pieces and choose your model. Partners will be included
in print media and brochures. If you would like to participate contact Barb Harrington
at 472-2783 or by email at barb.harrington@RLRLLC.com by March 15.0
Share your community news with us.
Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Sanibel-Captiva Art League
34th Annual Juried Art Exhibit
BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery on Friday, March 5. An artists' reception and
awards presentation with Juror Don Mosher will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 13.
Each year members from the art councils of Southwest Florida are invited by the
Sanibel-Captiva Aart League to show their works in this multi-media exhibit. The exhi-
bition will run through Monday, March 29.
Phillips Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 1 to 4 p.m., and Saturdays, 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m., located at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel.
The exhibit is supported by Visual Arts Patron season sponsors June Rosner and
Stories From The Edge Of The World
will offer the next
performance 21e -T I
in the 2009-10 Fine "
and Performing Arts
Concert Series at
Shell Point Retirement
March 12, at 7:30 p.m.
in the Village Church
incorporates music and
photos .Ensemble Galilei
performs Irish, Scottish,
early and original music
on a variety of ancient
and modern instruments,
including the Celtic harp,
Scottish small pipes,
gamba, fiddle, recorders,
whistles and percussion.
Their performance, First
Person: Stories from the Esml aie
Edge of the World, is a
collaboration between the National Geographic Society; NPR's Neal Conan, host of
Talk Of The Nation; and Ensemble Galilei. Spectacular photographs and images are
projected on a large on-stage screen, with Neal Conan's compelling narration, and
evocative music created specifically for this project, they work seamlessly to take the
audience along on some of the world's most extraordinary expeditions.
Tickets are $35. Call 454-2067 for payment information on individual or group
Shell Point Retirement Community is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement
community located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the
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,
a festival favorite, will join the Escher for the Taneyev Piano Quintet, which she per-
formed in 2008 at the Aspen Festival.
The program is sponsored by Claire and Ted Sawyer and Janet and Joseph Davie
and will include:
Prokovief: String Quartet No. 1, Op. 50; Beethoven: String Quartet No. 8 in E
minor, Razumousky; Taneyev: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 30.
The Sanibel Music Festival, celebrating its 24th season, presents world renowned
artists during the month of March. Incorporated in 1987 as a non-for-profit organiza-
tion, its mission is to present classical music of the highest standard at affordable prices
and to promote the careers of young artists through performance opportunities.M
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Pianist Wu Han Joins Escher String
Quartet For Special Performance
The Escher String Quartet
T~he Escher String Quartet, with pianist Wu Han, will perform at the Sanibel
SMusic Festival at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at the Sanibel Congre national
SUnited Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Tickets at $30
each 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 on Sanibel. Tickets may also be purchased by calling 336-7999, or
by logging on to www.sanibelmusicfestival.org.
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,
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Painted Floorcloths with Kassia
Sparks, Wednesday, March 17, 9:30
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Fine Crafts: Layer Imagery Collage
with Marjorie Pesek, Friday, March 19, 1
to 4 p.m.
There are ongoing workshops in
Youth Dance, Life Drawing, Voice, and
other music lessons.
The BIG ARTS Community Band
and Chorus welcome new musicians and
singers throughout season. The band is
especially seeking saxophone, horn, and
clarinet players. Call BIG ARTS for more
information at 395-0900.
Workshops are sponsored by Sony
Corporation of America.M
Islands-based No Sweat Productions is
celebrating 35 years in business with
aday and night of live entertainment
at the American Legion on Sanibel,
Saturday, March 13 from 2 to 10 p.m.
Headlining the event will be interna-
tional recording artists David Pastorius
and Local 518.
Also performing are Both Hands
Band, Robby Hutto Band and the
Dougie Fresh will be preparing his
bar ckue s are $10 advance and $12.50
the day of show and can be purchased by
calling the American Legion at 472-9979
or No Sweat Productions at 472-1605.4
Bea Pappas will teach Painting from Within
month of workshops in March.
Classes beginning the in the mid-
dle Ph March are: ih
Da ian eisB tonay M rch 8 .m.,1
Painting & Drawing Open Studio,
Moniay ifr e r : ea.m A 33 pm.
Neil Glaser, March 8 -15, Mondays, 9
a.m to noon.
Painting from Within with Bea
Pappas, March 8-29, Mondays, 1 to 4
Learn about your iPhone
Blu Mermaid by Katie Gardenia
Fine Crafts: The Altered Book with
Martha Graham, Tuesday, March 9, 9:30
a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Hand Drumming with Dennis Dial,
Tuesday, March 9, 6 to 8 p.m. and
Tueas Fusa chwi6, 6P ra8Kai er, March
10-31,Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m to 12:30
Painting & Drawing: Child's Rocking
Chair with Kassia Sparks, Wednesday
March 10, 9:30 a.m to 5 p.m.
Glass Fusing with Petra Kaiser, March
11-April 1, Thursdays, 9:30 a.m to
Introduction to Watercolor with Bea
Pappas, March 11-April 1, Thursdays
1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
wtFineaCerafts Meirmaid Vaetdn aBtuoy
March 1C2-13 9 30 a.m to 5 p~mlla
with Marjorie Pesackr Fridaay March le2, 1
to 4 p.m.
Painting & Drawing: Watermedia
Techniques: Layering with Bea Pappas,
BIG ARTS March
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FiV6 ISland Writers
rhe first Friday of the month at the
Sanibel Public Library is set aside
fo~r Stories For Grownups. This
month, Friday, March 5, from 2 to 3
p.m., you 11 get to hear five of the best
story writers on the island. They are
all from one of the five Island Writers
Featured on March 5 will be: Wally
Kain, Di Saggau, Dick Barron, Alan
Sm ch, anid M rynne sly deacrti oudly
They re all veterans of the Writers
Read events, (and mark your calendars
for that special event coming up on
Thursday March 11, 7:30 p.m.) where
they triumphed in the peer review pro-
cess, so you know they re good. It is
recommended that you come early to get
Last month the story tellers drew an
exceptionally full house. The tellers were
from Periwinkle Park, the island s camp-
ground and trailer park. They were a
smash hit. If you were there, you re sure
tbTheb foma o Stt ies o Grownups
runs like this: The first half hour has a
come from the audience. The whole
pacDag isna de Sht, nonh s rsr honith.
uled story teller in January. It, too, was a
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34 ISLAND SUN MARCH 5, 2010
Zonta Home Tour
Sells Out: Raffle
Gon St Q
With all reserved tickets sold for
Zonta's home tour, A Peek at
the Unique, and the keepsake
program book at the printer, organizers
are expressing gratitude to the busi-
nesses and individuals whose gener-
ous support has created yet another
successful event. Event co-chair Ruth
Woodham commented, "Our Peek
ticket holders will gather at the Sanibel
Community Church on Saturday, March
13 to embark on their guided bus tour
of four unique homes, three on Sanibel
and one on Captiva. We are so grateful
to these generous home owners who
have opened their homes in support of
Zonta s work. This is a true community
event, supported by so many individuals
and businesses. Thank you to every-
There remains one opportunity for
islanders to be part of Zonta s signature
event, which annually raises funds to
enhance the status of women: Seven
Chances at the Unique, the traditional
raffle, offers prizes that reflect the spirit
of the business community, and Zonta
wishes to acknowledge the following gen-
*Captain Louise Alt of Waterwoman
Adventures and Jeff Weigel of the Sanibel
Deli & Coffee Factory for an island-hop-
ping adventure for six, with lunch; and a
Inio o'"' nhaer tikeasgidimjfc nde
froma Rne' Atsans om ne Jewelry,
*Designer Marian Denk for a 14-kt.
white gold starfish pendant with aquama-
rine drop, value $1,900.
Tickets are just $10 each or six for
$50, available from any Zonta club mem-
ber. Tickets will also be on sale March
6 and 7 at Bailey s General Store, as
well as Sunday, March 7 at the Farmers
Market in its new location at Sanibel City
Hall. The drawing takes place immedi-
ately following the end of the home tour.
You do not have to be present to win.
Zonta also thanks major sponsors
U.S. Trust (Bank of America), Dan Hahn
Custom Builders and Sanibel Captiva
Trust Company with Bob Wigley. Last
year the Peek raised $70,000 to fund
programs that empower women with
educational, legal and financial support,
strategies for risk avoidance, self-esteem
building and more. For information, visit
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.M
~ZOn ta In te ina
Linda Robison and Annie Nachtsheim at the Zonta raffle table
~gftcertificate from Island Girl, totial value
*Southwest Airlines for two round-trip
tickets, no restrictions, value $800;
*Tower Gallery artist Sheila Hoen for
an authentic hand embellished giclee on
canvas, value $1,000;
*Debra Webb for a one-week vacation
at her luxury Georgia mountain home,
*Jan Gabrielson of Nanny s Children s
Shoppe for a grandparents' shopping
extravaganza, value $500,
*Florida Repertory Theater and Hotel
full house and an
stories c sng
the regular emcee
of the event, and
seems to have the
knack for draw-
ing stories out
of the audience u
with his great wit
In April there
will be rpat,
Put it on your
2, same time A
same place. If Sid Simon in action
you missed him in
January, or want
to see him with many new stories, be
there on April 2, at t~he Sanibel Library.
Events like this can t really happen
without the efforts of a dedicated com-
mittee. The active members are: Sylvia
Chamberlin and Beth Gillis. You will see
their smiling faces on Friday, March 5.
SHer 's hF in you'll be ata FirSt F iday
Public Library, too. Come early.
mal ,th lir 3if you need more infor-
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From page 1
Bi kes G ive n
Mural in Immokalee shows the many ways
old bikes and bike parts are put to use
Sanibel's used bicycles were deliv-
ered to the Redlands Christian Migrant
Association (RCMA) in Immokalee, a
non-sectarian, non-profit group providing
child care and early education for chil-
dren of migrant farm workers and rural
low-income families throughout Florida.
RCMA in turn distributed the bikes
t rough several other o cial service agen
Billy Kirkland (back) supervises the unloading in Immokalee
The local collection drive was started by Annie Nachtsheim of Soon Come Waste
Hauling, supported by Billy Kirkland of Billy's Rentals and by the Sanibel Bicycle Club,
whose efforts were coordinated by the past club president, Patti Sousa. Commenting
on the collection effort, Nachtsheim said, "We did our first Bike Collection Drive in
2008, and it was an eye-opening experience for me. It was amazing to see how much
a simple bike can do to help those who don't have a motor vehicle. This year we col-
lected 150 bikes, about 50 percent more than the last drive. And we also received
so rkn aasido ti' woht sr rised bnd rh umber of bikes we collected this year. The
residents of Sanibel are very giving people, and my staff and I are happy to help get
these bikes to where they are needed."
Smiles light up the faces of happy new
owners of donated bikes
Remember the days of doo-wop, when music and lyrics just moved your soul?
19, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Listen and dance to the popular Del Prados as
they entertain with favorite '50s hits. Malt shop fare, provided by Kiss My Butts
Barbecue, will include hamburgers with all the trimmings, coleslaw and potato
chips. Root beer floats and cherry Cokes will top off the night, provided by the gals
from On A Roll. Outside on the grounds, there might even be a '57 Chevy or two!
Reservations are a must at $25 for members and $35 for non-members. Contact
The Community House at 472-2155.
The evening sponsor is Sanibel Holiday.#
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The annual Shell Point Art Show and Sale will be held Friday through Sunday,
artwork created by many of the artists who live in the retirement community
at Shell Point.
This year's exhibit will feature: paintings, pottery, sculptures, stained glass, polished
stonework, wood carvings and unique jewelry.
The event will be held in the Social Center on The Island at Shell Point from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free
and it is open to the public. For more information, call Sandra Ashley, program coor-
dinator at 454-2057.#
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Doors open at Spm + Buffet at 5:30pm
FOR TICKETS & INFO. CALL 239-574-8822
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38 ISLAND SUN MARCH 5, 2010
Poets And Artists Band Together
by Di Saggau.
A rtPoems is a col- -
~poets and artists
with artwork inspired
by poems and poems
inspired by artwork. This
year s ArtPoems was held IC
February 26 in Schein
Hall at BIG ARTS and ,1.
it was bigger and better
than ever. All of the art
works and poems were Rodeo Night by Tanya Hochschild and Don
on display and the audi- Mauer Prima Donna by Kat Epple and Lorraine Vai
ence had an opportunity
to meet and talk with
the various artists during Blue Eyed Mud Mask, by Don Brown and Dennis Joyce
a reception prior to the ,- 9n
While the poets read i
their pieces, the collabor-- -.:
ative work of art was pro- ..
jected on screen, giving .-
the audience a real feel. .. -4
for how the two related.
Each artist also explained ii
what inspired them to
create their work of art. 1
Several mediums were -
represented. In addition -
to various paintings, .
this included clay, paper TreQe~n yBbMxie n
mache, photography, col-caoRoebgFlcbyMyLaleanMataGhm
lage, and an altered book. lc Mr aee n rt Ghm
A special touch was award winning flutist Kat Epple playing original music to
Escape by Sid Simon and Joshua Myers Lorraine Vail s two poems, The Madonna of Fort Myers and Prima Donna. The
ArtPoems multi-media presentation was repeated March 3 at the Alliance for the Arts
Commissioner Speaks To Republicans in Fort Mers.M
O\n February 20, Lee County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Tammy
I Hall spoke at a meeting of the Sanibel-Captiva Republican Caucus. Hall TRAISD
V addressed a number questions asked by those present regarding county gov- .-
ernment and decisions made by the board of commissioners. D~ONArTEl'~
Among the concerns addressed were the new baseball stadium and the usage of
the other county stadiums. She said that contrary to popular belief the stadiums used amF I F'jIL
by the major league teams for spring training are in use throughout the year for vari- L
ous sports events, many of them attracting the participation of teams from all over
the country. Lee County competes with other cities and counties to host these events, of
bringing in considerable money not only to the county coffers but also to Lee hotels g
a rsarnsHall also discussed how county employee compensation is determined using a study F R OEI
done every two years; government plans and promotions to attract new businesses to PON~SO~ BN A
the area, the use by municipalities of a little known "voluntary" tax to create revenue, DNE HWT EEI
and several other items of interest to those present.
One of the other issues raised was an apparent water quality problem affecting the ORGAN TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS OF SW FLORIDA, INC.
bay side near the eastern end of Sanibel. Hall said that she would have the problem ~~~*$~*$~*$Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
The March meeting of the Sanibel-Captiva Republican Caucus is being put together B J & JOE Y: THE K(INGS OF MA GIC
by the events committee and will be announced shortly. Meetings are open to all
Republican voters regardless of where they are registered. Call Robb Moran at 472-
9035 for more information.M
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suTpi ke ewhc uameb $2p5uah nr frae for $100. They may be purchased prior to the
event in the Museum Store.
All proceeds from the silent and live auction, ticket sales, and raffle will benefit
exhibit refurbishment, development of new exhibits, and continued support for educa-
Since it opened to the public in 1995, the museum has operated not just as a local
attraction but also as an information, education, and reference center for national and
international scientists, students, and shell enthusiasts interested in marine, terrestrial,
and land mollusks. The museum offers facilities in its collection and research area for
visiting researchers, interns and students. Over the past 11 years more than 29,000
Lee County Students have attended the Fourth Grade Educational Program. In 1997
the museum became the publisher of The Nautilus, the oldest English-language mala-
cological journal. This journal has been published since 1886. Dr. Jos& H. Leal, direc-
tor of the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, serves as the editor.#
,Fmacso won the 1940 Pulitzer Prize
dien s e $35 general seating, stu-
Read us OnLine at
Shell Museum's Under The
T he Bailey- Matteumwshll -
hold its annual fund-.. -*
raiser, Under The Sea
Sunday, March 7, at.. .
5:30 p.m. The gala -C
will begin with a silent .
by canapes and cock- .
tails. Dinner and danc-
ing will follow. Tickets I
are $100 and can be
purchased by calling
Bt08.English at 395- .
The Sanibel-Captiva .
Trust Company is
serving as the Grand / F
Sponsor of the event.
Lily and Company
'Tween Waters Inn,
Bailey's General .
Store, Doc Ford's.
Sanibel Rum Bar &
Grill, Bank Of The
Company, Traders, and ---
Adventures In Paradise ** C--. .,
are serving as Junonia --
Those unable to
attend the event may Neptune will be in attendance
lay Jenkinson takes the stage at
BIG ARTS Wednesday, March
C10, at 8 p.m. Jenkinson is a
humanities scholar, author, and social
commentator who will adopt the per-
sona of writer John Steinbeck for this
Rooted in the earth and the people of
California's Salinas Valley, author John
Steinbeck achieved worldwide recognition
for his keen observations and powerful
descriptions of the human condition. His
life was as rich and provocative as the
places he immortalized in his writing. The
Grapes of Wrath, based on newspaper
articles Steinbeck had written in San
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2009-10 Season of Praise Concert series, and know that all who come to the perfor-
mance will enjoy it. Tickets are going quickly for this concert, so we anticipate a sold
ouri owldue Varsity Glee Club features 60 young men who will perform gospel
music with the charisma, high-standard of academics, and performance excellence that
defines their reputation. They have performed in the Crystal Cathedral and Carnegie
Hall, as well as at five presidential inaugurations.
Tickets are available for $10 each by calling 454-2147, or go to www.shellpoint.
The Village Church at Shell Point is a ministry of the Christian and Missionary
Alliance and serves a congregation of more than 600. The Village Church is located
near the entrance to the Island at Shell Point and seats 1,000 people. Shell Point
Retirement Community is just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel
From page 1
Five By Design's Musical Tribute
humor, novelty acts, and parodies on Name That Tune and This Is Your Life accom-
panied by a theme song medley and some very familiar commercial jingles. You'll find
yourself singing Sh Boom outside a soda shop in varsity sweater and saddle shoes, or
playing along as quiz show contestants.
Five By Design changes the channel for you as the quintet glides effortlessly from
Hey There to 'S Wonderful to The Girl From Ipanema in the blink of an eye.
Five By Design includes Lorie Carpenter-Niska, Sheridan Zuther, Kurt Niska,
Michael Swedberg, and Terrence Niska. The group's national media exposure includes
National Public Radio's Weekend Edition Sunday, Swuingin' Dowun the Lane, and a
feature story in Symphony magazine.
Tickets are $46 loge, $41 floor, and student $15.
Five By Design performance is supported by Patron sponsor West Wind Inn and
sponsor Bailey's General Store.
For tickets stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel or call BIG ARTS Marks
Box Office at 395-0900.4
Our email address is press@islandsunnews .com
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Te Shell Point Season of Praise Concert Series continues on Sunday, March
14nTeVlaeCuc Adtru tSelPit eieetCmuiy1 with the Purdue Varsity Glee Club. The performance will be at 6:15 p.m.
"The Purdue Varsity Glee Club is a very popular group that entertains audiences
all over the country and has quite a following of fans," said Randy Woods, minister
of worship and music for The Village Church. "We are pleased to have them in the
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NEW FLORIBBEAN E RUNCH E UFFET
March 2 1,20 I0 ~ I 1:00am-2:30 pm
Adults $29.95 ~ Children 10 and under $15.95
Includes a Complimentary Mimosa or Bellini
of the showing. Refreshments will be
served on the Gainer Veranda follow-
ing the film. I will introduce the film and
afterward lead the discussion. Phone 395-
0900 for further information.M
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Monday Night Movie
jt A~edishfilMo ments, by
Jan Troell will be
shown on Monday
night, March 8,
at 7 p.m. in BIG
ARTS Schein Hall.
Troell's work as
a director has been highly acclaimed
in the United States and in his native
country, Sweden. Everlasting Moments
won five Academy Awards this past year
arir iwetn; ir iludlin be h pitre Hss,
starring Liv Ullmann, had five Academ
Award nominations in the United States
The story of Maria Larsson, although -
s in Malmo, Sween, is somewhat simi-
nisent ofthen Nor ea fism Babsete ,
on te li of Marian (aria Heisikan ria
Larsson. They settle, before the first
World War, in the port city of Malmo and
have seven children. "Sigge" is a laborer
on tie dock usually kind an dloving, but
Maria Heiskanen as Maria Larsson in
photos by Nille Leander
When Maria was first married she won
a camera and she takes it to a pawn shop
in order tho ge e oug~h monieyttheop '
Sebastian Pedersen, examines the camera
and develops a plate; he is impressed
ayhrpf or picthgifts aunddbruy heng
thtshe wIl keep it an d cn inue t ta e
affect nae e ato ship b co ena ar-
enIVaria is a woman who finds, if not
redemption, some solace in a camera-
hope in art. A certain freedom unknoUn
to wolmer in that ema. While never a
mode o eminine lieration, se experi-
ences a small triumph when she ignores a
direct order from Sigge.
Jesper Christensen as Sebastian Pedersen and Maria Heiskanen as Maria Larsson in
Troell, serving as his own cinematog-
rapher, has produced a film with splendid
photographic images. Todd McCarthy
of Variety wrote, "Beholding Troell's
exauisite imabe ts ikebhvn my r ey s
trs oi uc rn ptd pu it and clr r .
isnMari lacin hher hfl rn trglugh f
The film is in Swedish and Finnish
with English subtitles and has a run-
con aim 0f 3rleinuts n intn rated
Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at
BIG ARTS in advance or on the evening
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Gala March 14
At Elling ton's Aids
memooy of their two Labrador retrievers.
Foundation has helped numerous ani-
mal causes in Florida and the local area,
incluing a si-m nth fo upl fo
cat food to Lee County Animal Shelter
and Rescue, 42 beds to Collier County
Animal Shelter, and many individuals who
needed help for their pets.
Since its inception The Onyx &
Breezy Foundation has saved or enriched
the lives of tens of thousands of animals.
The national attention that came from
their work attracted Ken Howard, a
Tony- and Emmy-Award winning actor
and president of The Screen Actors
Guild, to take an interest in the founda-
tion and become its national spokesper-
son and a board member.
Sponsors include the Sanibel-Captiva
Trust Company, McMurray & Nette
of VIP Realty, Lily & Co., the Karen
Bell Real Estate Team, Sanibel-Captiva
Community Bank, Kay Casperson s
Beauty Inside Out at South Seas, Over
Easy Cafe, Tribeca Salon, Island Paws,
Ellington's, Bailey's General Store, Myra
Roberts, Why Knot, and Watson MacRae
policy from the School of Advanced
International Studies where he was a
Fulbright Scholar and Ford Foundation
Fellow. Sarukhan has been decorated by
the governments of Spain and Sweden.
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.
Grand Patron series sponsors are
Northern Trust and Sue and Tom Pick.M
A uthor Michele Albion will discuss
Usher book The Florida Life of
~Thomas Edison at the Sanibel
Public Library on Wednesday, March 17
at 2 p.m.
Albion grew up in Maine with a great
respct or te pstt. She as degdre~e og
Washington University. Before becom-
ing a writer, Albion worked at a number
of museums including Fort Western
Museum, The Maine State Museum, The
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and
The Edison & Ford Winter Estates.
While curator at the Edison & Ford
Winter Estates, Albion was fascinated
by both Thomas and Mina Edison. The
Florida Life of Thomas Edison was pub-
lished in 2008. Her second, tentatively
titled, The Quotable Thomas Edison,
is in the process of being published.
She is working on her third book, The
Quotable Henry Ford. While Albion has
found both Edison and Ford fascinating,
she is seeking to do her next major proj-
ect on a significant American woman.M
All three girls, Rio, Tuxie and Shadow
Famous comedian Elayne Boosler,
who has performed for both President
Clinton and the Queen of England, will
perform a live comedy act for guests.
Tickets are limited call 850-9998 to
reserve a place.
Islanders Mark and Wanda Shefts are
spearheading the gala and are hoping to
establish a strong fundraising vehicle that
will provide much needed food, shelter,
and medical care for domestic animals liv-
ing on or around Sanibel and Captiva.
"We are so thrilled by the number
of individuals and local businesses who
are sponsoring or supporting this new
event," said Wanda Shefts. "We want to
make sure the animals in this area receive
the type of care they want and need.
The Shefts started The Onyx &
Breezy Foundation, a non-profit that
helps animals nationwide, in 2004 in
Arturo Saru khan
At BIG ARTS
by Brian Johnson
fundraiser created to benefit dogs,
cats and other domestic pets on
Sanibel and Captiva and Lee County
is now just two weeks away. A hundred
percent of the funds will go to the wel-
fare of animals.
The gala will be held at Ellington s
Jazz Club and Restaurant, 1244
Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, and will include
a cocktail hour, open bar, four-course din-
ner, jazz music, live and silent auctions,
Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan
series will present Ambassador
Arturo Sarukhan on Sunday,
March 7 to Schein Performance Hall.
Sarukhan is the Ambassador of
Mexico to the U.S. Previously, he was
deputy assistant secretary for inter-Amer-
ican affairs, chief of staff to the ambas-
sador and head of the counternarcotics
office at the Mexican Embassy, chief of
policy planning at the Foreign Ministry,
and was appointed by the President as
Mexican Consul General to New York
Ambassador Sarukhan has taught in
several universities and published articles
on issues related to foreign policy in
a variety of journals and magazines.
He holds a master's in U.S. foreign
(lee for future event. information (239)472-6862
The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater
would like to say
for making this years fundraiser a suess!
The event was held at The South Seas Resort
on Wednesday (March 3rd) *
ISLAND SUN MARCH 5, 2010 43
format will be reviewed by the Movie
Maker s Showcase Film Selection
Comm gte who 1ilselect the films for
A sound-enhancement system for the
hearing impaired is available.
For the complete listing of BIG
ARTS films, stop by BIG ARTS, 900
Dunlop Road, call 395-0900, e-mail
info@BIGARTS.org, or log on to www.
Top Ten Books
On The Island
1. Deep Shadowu by Randy Wayne
2. Living Sanibel by Charles
3. Dead Silence by Randy Wayne
4. Little Bee by Chris Cleave
5. Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne
6. Guernsey Literary and Potato
Peel Society by Mary Ann
7. Help by Kathryn Stockett
8. Elegance of the Hedgehog by
9. Gator-A-Go-Go by Tim Dorsey
10. Girl with the Dra on Tatoo by
Courtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop.i:
Sanibel~~~~~~~ Afe urcn hretpsr
SaibeAe urricamoemnes Chare, Atapestry
Keogh will explore her belief "that a work
of art, especially painting, must seem
spontaneous, even though the artist may
have slaved over it for many hours. This
means days of great exasperation, but
some of exultation, when a painting looks
Filmmakers and film students inter-
ested in showing their films on the big
screen in Schein Performance Hall
should contact BIG ARTS for further
information. Film submissions in DVD
Painting by Mary Keogh
thWeavin ahe Futureuthrough Aet is
ful woman, Janina Monkute-Marks. Her
life spans decades of world crises and
personal deprivation, then gets a fresh
start in America. Her artistic voice grew
from the personal to the political as she
established the first independent museum
in Lithuania, and demonstrated the vital
relations betwen ar andfr eom
r ain thiteb uur ahdr h Ars te
story of a survivor, artist, and activist.
Mary Keogh began painting in abstract
forms and gradually adopted a style that
Iraq, that we can affect their choice
of government... "I support President
Obama s strong preference for non-mili-
tary action" in dealing with Iran.
The speaker pointed out that the
U.S. and Iran have had "a dysfunctional
relationship for 30 years," and we are
at a "very scaly moment" as the Iranian
regime is "uncertain about its domestic
cotroe U.S. and Israel have to think
about a worst case scenario," with regard
to Iran, Laipson continued, "but, I favor
Obama s view that we hold out the pros-
pect of engagement," rather than military
"Oba'S njoeig ePlic Aftr One
Year," Laipson said Obama became presi-
dent during an "extraordinarily vulnerable
time" in American history, inheriting two
wars and a financial crisis.
"Obama s first year has been by design
focused on the domestic financial crisis,
"and it is a tad too early to tell whether
he has a successful foreign policy.
Laipson said that Obama has made
choices regarding the Afghanistan war
that has made it "his war," by giving the
military resources for a limited time to
prove they can win, but indicated it is
"not my intention to stay there forever.
Obama is willing to debate the issues,
Laipson added, and is operating prag-
matically, rather than ideologically.<
ents Movie Maker's Showcase,
featuring local filmmakers on
Wednesday, March 17. The film pro-
gram starts at 1 p.m., followed by a
question and answer session. There is
no charge for this event.
The films featured will be Janina:
Weaving the Future through Art, pro-
duced by Dorothy Mackevich Marks, and
directed by Gail Gilbert, and The Art of
Mary Keogh directed and produced by
I FOnian fl r
in a third war by
bombing Iraq s
nuclear sites would
Laipson during a
lecture before The
FORUM at BIG ARTS on February 21.
Laipson, director of the Henly L.
Stimson Center for peace and security,
said such an attack would put the U.S. at
war with Iran which is three times the size
of Iraq and has conventional and non-
conventional weapons to retaliate against
American forces in the gulf region,
including the 100,000 American troops
remaining in Iraq.
Laipson said there are people in
Washington "who formerly served in the
government, and hold the view, quite
strongly, that now is the time to go for
regime change in Iran.
"This makes me gasp," Laipson com-
mented, and "I personally object, after
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Myrar Roberts Retro Imarges
From The Florida~ Coaxst
by Priscilla Friedersdorf
Myra Roberts and
her husband, Wes,
mvd toS nbel M R O
10 year ag atoer al M R O
covering this island on a
vacation trip. She remem- therm Irn~lg eran I~~lbe t
bers, "I fell in love with
the beach and the sky
and embarked on a wl'ole ~"~~T i~ll~
new line of painting about A ~
a vintage-era lady relaxing
under an umbrella by the
Gulf of Mexico... guess
that lady was me!"
This new book, Retro
Images From The Florida ~ ~
hCoast isa com il tion tohe e
last 10 years. Author and
journalist Brian Johnson I ar-
collaborated with Roberts
on this book of splendid -s, -
oprin c len pinting -with
text from a series of inter-
views he conducted with
is o okininson w bill cb e t r e e t- r
a oebxoib ts gtnigs
ion, including this -L .
Irday, March 6 at
ibel Art & Frame ~
to 4 p.m.), March
It the Captiva Civic
ean Mrch 2340
somethingg in her \ ;,
tings evokes a
algia for an ear- .
era; a simpler time >
a similarity to the
tude of Norman
kwell folksiness in ,
portrayals of family Myra Roberts and Brian Johnson
erhs, its presented as a laidback life on our peaceful little island with its sun
med beaches and wildlife. The edges are soft, the palette pale but warm with color.
ler art career began, as a child in Chicago, when she visited a painter friend of her
her s; "She showed me around her studio, and gave me art prints and crayons I
't want to leave her home. I loved all the supplies, the brushes, the smell of the
'hough highschool and college she signed up for art classes and workshops; "In
Ige, I painted like crazy... there was a huge art studio on campus... late at night, I
usually the last one to leave.
:oberts cites Mary Cassatt as a particular artist who has influenced her, "I love
thing about her... subject matter, styles, brushwork, skin tones and the beautiful
'he second chapter of her book contains paintings inspired by Hurricane Charley
ugust of 2004; the astonished woman shown on the beaches is modeled after a
up girl from the 1940s and 1950s. Roberts remembers the hurricane bringing
ple together, "One reason I am so attached to Bailey's store now is that it became
Ib the owners provided showers and gave away food and water.
:anibel Scenes is a treasure of paintings representing favorite places on the island;
nesses, restaurants, museums and resorts. A romantic painting in dramatic tones
lovely woman gazing across the table at an unseen man in Traders is my favorite;
the sarong clad beauty among palm trees holding aloft a colorful parrot at Jery's.
:aptiva is represented as well with her paintings of Robert Rauschenberg, Maybelle
nper and Laetitia Nutt; the latter sitting pensively on a dock, surrounded by lug-
! cases while awaiting the approach of the Dixie feryboat.
;tarlets features Hollywood beauties; the Audrey Hepburn painting was purchased
:obert Rauschenberg and a stunningly beautiful oil of Marilyn Monroe is among
erts' work in the collection of Jim and Susen Berg. Ginny Fleming's photos of her
Idchildren playing on the beach were "the basis for several of Roberts' beach paint-
Sand are cherished by Fleming.
Fohnson is a columnist for the Island Sun and is the author of the island bestseller,
zing Animal Stories From CROW, which is a compilation of some of his weekly
Emns about inspiring wildlife rescues and animal rehabilitation.
Iandy Major, whose work so enhances this collection, photographed Roberts'
stings for this book; she is a freelance photojournalist and portrait artist who
ugh her company, Sanibel Island Productions, offers photography, printmaking
lyra Roberts Retro Images From The Florida Coast is available at Sanibel and
tiva gift shops and bookstores M
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h~r I Dinner Dancing Live & Silent Auction
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of more than a 120 island residents and
This year selections such as Carnal
Knowledge, Leering at Lenin, and
Mirrors Ain't What They Used to Be
promise to make it another entertain-
ing and enlightening evening for all who
The readers will be Hazel Barber,
Duke Barron, Raymond Buck, Victc r
Dix, Vince Faraone, Sandy Greco, Chuck
Higgins, Tanya Hochschild, Jane Hogg,
Francesca Joyce, Mary Lavelle, Morton
Levy, Joe Pacheco, Joyce Rand, Marcia
Rudin, Di Saggau, Sid Simon, Alan Smith
and Beth Ellen Warner.
Admission is a $3 donation to BIG
V10 E10~ SC EN E
REN TA LS
SIn Bailey's Center
first book appeared in 1990.
White was a light-tackle fishing guide
at Tarpon Bay Marina on Sanibel for 13
years, did more than 3,000 charters,
and draws heavily on those experiences
for his novels about Dr. Marion Ford
and friends at Dinkin's Bay. He has won
the Conch Republic Award for litera-
ture, along with notables John Cheever,
Pter Msa ti sen, Jm Harrison, t d
John D. MacDonald Award for Literary
If you have any questions or can't
make the signing and would like to have
a copy reserved for you call 472-5223.0
Read At BIG ARTS
S anibel-Captiva Island Writers
~Spring Read will be on Thursday,
PhliM alhe B1rmA 730 to 9 p.m.,
The writers will perform selections
from their prose and poetic works. These
evening "reads" have been an island tra-
dition since 1987.
Island Writers, established in 1984,
meets weekly. Members read and critique
each other's work and share writing-relat-
ed information. Currently, five groups of
10 writers comprise Island Writers.
The selections have been chosen for
quality, listener friendliness and length
by a panel representing each of the five
groups. Last year's December Read was
received enthusiastically by an audience
Randy Wayne White
Sady Wayn White ill be at th
RL Sn bel II ad Bo ek hop, l571e
I Periwinkle Way, on Wednesday
March 10 at 5:30 p.m. to sign copie
of his latest book Deep Shadowu.
At the start of bestseller White's 17th
Doc Ford thriller (after Dead Silence),
two low-life ex-cons, King and Perry, are
on the lam after killing a family of five in
a burglary. They end up in Doc s neck
of the woods, or rather his neck of the
swamp, in central Florida.
fisherman, have arrived at a small lake,
which they intend to search for Batista's
treasure plane, which disappeared in
1958 while flying the ex-dictator's looted
booty out of Cuba during the Castro
King and Perry, who are as bad as
they come, quickly take control of the
voters, ciif i o gt d clenshto he
pi la t kill the 11l. Thro i
giaa t mysterious samp crer rem with
an appetite for cattle, horses and divers,
and you've got a nail-biter that's virtually
impossible to put down.
hDh a er owing cul r lwng Tsi s el
New Sanibel Book Is Topic
At 'Ding' Darling Lecture Series
S anibel author Charles Sobczak will
~make a special guest appearance to
~speak about his latest book, Living
Sanibel: A Nature Guide to Sanibel &
Captiva Islands, on Thursday, March
11, at 1 p.m. in the "Ding" Darling
Newly released in Februany 2010, this
comprehensive field guide to the birds,
mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, shells,
insects, and plants found on Sanibel and =
Captiva islands contains more than 650
color photographs and illustrations to help
identify the rich diversity of life found here. .
The book concludes with a guide to all .-g
of the island museums and eco-attractions ? ..
and a detailed map section of all the bike 1.... -4
paths and trails of Sanibel and Captiva.
Admission is free to the lecture, which
is sponsored by the "Ding" Darling Wildlife
Society-Friends of the Refuge as part of
its Thursday Afternoon Lecture Series.
Seating is limited and available on a first-
To join DDWS and become a friend of
the refuge, stop in at the Refuge Education
Center or visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org.
For more information on the lecture Sobczak's latest explores island nature
series call 472-1100 ext. 241 or log on to
Upcoming "Ding" Darling Lecture Series Event:
*March 18 Rick Bonney, Cornell Lab of Ornithology Birds of the Florida
Gulf Coast: What Does the Future Hold?M
46 ISLAND SUN MARCH 5, 2010
when my e!bies wr sno .
She turned wory into comfort.
My memory of her
seemed lost for many years.
Now she is there once more
dreams at night, impulse
in the day to call her on the phone,
desire to let
my children know her as I did.
You can t remember her laugh,
how she sang clear
liquid soprano in the choir,
how her black hair
flashed blue in the sunlight,
how she almost ran through the store
so we were out of breath
trying to keep up,
how she relished a cookie every night,
and a good joke;
how pretty she was,
how lovely her bearing.
I knew it was time when she left us.
Yet it was hard.
these memories help.
They lie warm and sweet
like a satin blessing in my breast.
An 18-year veteran of Island Writers
Group 2, Carol Ehrlich has written a
book of poetry, Winds in My Sails, avail-
a N bme. Ote pbI atiods inI de
All Kinds of Love, Experiencing Hospice
uit nco auo sC. Jainfes She says p etry
auhthiots R~amBuck, L~araM llAmnN ,do
Eddy, Bob Sabatino, Lorraine Vail
and Charles Sobczak will be on hand
to autograph and sell their books.
Autographed booksby Jodi Picault, Clive
Cussler, Elizabeth Berg, Jane Hamilton,
Elizabeth Strout (from the Sanibel
Library Author Series) will also be avail-
able for sale. Other local authors are
invited to participate.M
selected by Don Brown
:ase send typed
ems with a
,rt biography to
In Sun, 1640
ite 2, Sanibel,
n Brown or send
by Carol H. Ehrlich
Two horses stand
at the fence like statues.
They make neither sound nor move,
the old bay and the brown mare,
Shoulder-to-shoulder, heads together,
round eyes following us.
What do they think as we pass by?
Do they share their thoughts
on our age, our smiles,
our holding hands?
Do they see themselves?
by Carol H. Ehrlich
She lies in my memory clear as
ehyesrsnoft nad lonwng,f wiling to help
Local Authors In
sadSeniorsIc s hooldn Fa Ud
Book and Local Author Fair on
Saturday, March 13 from 9 a.m. to
1 p.m. at the Senior Center on Library
Way. Come by, pick up some gently
used books for your reading pleasure
and peruse the many books by local
Bern Katchen and Betsy Eidem at the library
Opera At Library
S anibel opera buff Bern Katchen
~and Sanibel Public Library staff
Member Betsy Eidem are review-
ing the opera collection currently on
display at the library.
The library offers close to 300 opera
titles available for checkout books,
DhV ista ho hDa ive hoen SnSreb es nbc
1993 lent hishexpesrtilse to the staff to
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Sa~t March 6th
fro 1 2 4
BOO G G K ~I NI
by MYRA ROBERTS
with her new book
"iasr Iae rL.ClE- s
from 7he '- ~' l
at our New Location
630 Tarpon Bay ~d
in The Olde Sanibel Shop
www.ean ibela-t~andfra me.com
ing to his mother's 78 rpm records. Jussi
Bjbrang was an early favorite. Mary,
Callas and Claudia Muzio are also favor-
ites, and Katchen says they are two of the
greatest sopranos of the 20th century
If you're just starting out with opera
Katchen advises Die Fledermaus by '
Strauss. It's a comic opera and the final
act is hilarious. Rigoletto is Katchen's
favorite opera because "It's a Verdi
opee love of opera and music runs in
the family. Katchen's wife Lola was also
dnohpesra bufhrisichughter plays the flute
chee opera clbercaion is available for
At BIG ARTS
he Sanibel-Captiva Island Writers
prose and poetic works at 7:30
p.m. Thursday, March 11 in BIG ARTS
The Sanibel-Captiva Island Writers
members have been meeting weekly since
1984 to read and critique each other's
work and share writing-related informa-
tion. Currently, five groups of 10 writers
cogiseeisd sd Wr ah larch 11 read
include Hazel Barber, Ray Buck, Duke
Barron, Victor Dix, Sandra Greco, Vince
Faraone, Tanya Hochschild, Chuck
Higgins, Jane Hogg, Francesca Joyce,
Mary Lavelle, Morton Levy, Joe Pacheco,
Joyce Rand, Marcia Rudin, Di Saggau,
Sid Simon, Alan Smith, and Beth Ellen
Selections for this reading have
been chosen carefully for quality, lis-
tener friendliness, and length, by a panel
representing each of the five groups.
Admission to the read will be a $3 dona-
tion to BIG ARTS.
BIG ARTS is at 900 Dunlop Road.
Call 395-0900 or log on to www.
ISLAND SUN MARCH 5, 2010 47
A Great Place To Be Stranded
B00k Signing s
...every story has a bead
10 A.M. 6P.M. NION SAr
12-5 P.M. SUNDAY
1571 PERIWINKLE WVAY
SANIBEL, FL 33957
www.sanibelb ookshop. com
Artist Signing Books At Frame Shop
Myra Roberts will sign .
copies of her new
book, Myra Roberts:
Retro Images From The
Florida Coast, at Sanibel Art
& Frame on March 6 from
noon to 4 p.m. Refreshments
will be served. e
Roberts will also have on
display her latest painting of
Sanibel's crocodile, who was
recently found dead. Guests
will get the chance to see her
complete the last brush strokes
on the canvas.
The book contains 71 color
plates and provides an inside Protecfion of the Leatherback
look at the life and creative
process of one of Southwest
Florida's most popular artists.O
Mark Ja mes
March l0, 5:30pm
At The Sanibel
tling with activity during the month
of March. The adult program line-
up is brimming with excitement.
First Fridays for Grownups is on
March 5 at 2 p.m., followed by a music
program with Miles Hoffman at 3:30
p.m. Author and astronomer John Hicks
returns to the library for an all-star astron-
omy program on March 8 at 2 p.m.
Other events include:
*Friday March 12, 2 p.m., Laurie
Nienhaus as Miss Millay
*Saturday March 13, 1 p.m., How to
Sustain Wildlife and Marine Plants
*Tuesday March 16, 2 p.m., author
Jacqueline Ferguson, Let Your Body Win
Stress Management Plain and Simple
*Wednesday March 17, 2 p.m.,
author Michele Albion, The Florida Life
of Thomas A. Edison
*Thursday March 18, 2 p.m., author
Gary McClouth, Natural Causes
*Wednesday March 24, 2 p.m.
Fiction Book Discussion Group, Laura
Rider's Masterpiece by Jane Hamilton
*Wednesday March 24, 2 p.m.,
author Kathy Sumner, Captiva Island
*Thursday March 25, 2 p.m., Non-
fiction Book Discussion Group, In the
Graveyard of Empires: America's War
in Afghanistan by Seth Jones
*Tuesday March 30, 2 p.m., author
Mary Tatarian, Sea Bliss
*Wednesday March 31, Poetry Month
kick-of, Celebration of the Spoken Word.
There is no charge for these programs
and they are open to all. For additional
information call 472-2483.0
rd Days in Paradise, a mys-
Hallstead, has just been released
by BlueWaterPress. The story, set in
a fictional but familiar Florida locale,
features wry and sometimes befuddled
private investigator Rod Montgomery.
Hallstead's Philadelphia-based PI has
appeared in five short stories in Ellery
Queen Mystery Magazine and Alfred
Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.
A 24-year member of Island Writers
Group 1, Hallstead has had 26 books
published, beginning with his ghost-writ-
ing the 31st book in the famous Hardy
Boys series. Eleven books for young
adults followed, then six suspense novels
under the pen name William Beechcroft.
His most recent work includes two
co-authored memoirs. One of them,
In Hiding (Valentine Mitchell, London,
,2007) re aes s fanlyns tongear hidiinel
resident Benno Benninga.
Hard Days in Paradise may be
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CROW Hosts Woodstork
Fundraiser At Traders Cafe
by Brian Johnson
Islanders came out attired in
Woodstork Art & Wine Fest,
held at Traders Cafe this past
Sunday, to help raise funds for
Sanibel's popular wildlife hos-
Early estimates put the net
total over $35,000 for the eve- .
ning, a jump up from last year.
"Evelyone at CROW is
pleased with the results," said I ,
Steve Greenstein, the new execu- '1
tive director at CROW. "The
patients at CROW will experience
the benefits for a long time."
"Thanks so much to the
people who support us each Mark Lewis
year," added Susan Dunn, board
president. "It's amazing how people went all out on the costumes they let down their
hair and had a great time.
Artists from around the islands and Southwest Florida donated their work for the
silent and live auctions. Jean Baer led the live auction, which featured two remarkable
continued on page 12B
Chuck Bonser, Laverne Phillips with great grandson Shea Benson
by Di Saggau
Apre-concert dedication reception honoring the late William "Bill"
Phillips and his wife Laverne, was held Thursday, February 25 in Boler
AGarden at BIG ARTS. In spite of the chilly temperature there was a warm
feeling in the air as people sampled various foods with a Russian flair. BIG ARTS
President Chuck Bonser told the crowd, "Bill was a great role model, a kind and
continued on page 6B
by Leah Biery, Sanibel Sea School .
Thanks to support from our
munity, Sanibel Sea School's
annual ocean celebration and fund-
raiser, Sea Fandango, was a huge
Guests arrived at The Community
House dressed in white and entered
along a path lit with glowing luminar-
ies. Once inside, everyone had cock- Bruce and Evelyn Neill, founders of Sanibel Sea
tails and appetizers while they placed School
bids on silent auction items, which
included original artwork by Patty Sprankle, a fishing trip with local author Charlie
Sobczak, a Yamaha scooter, and baseball tickets.
There was also a Gifts to Give table, where people could sign up to purchase items
sorely needed for our programs, things like surfboards, scientific equipment and snor-
kel gear. Our supporters were remarkably generous, and thanks to their contributions
we will be able to make many improvements to the school this year.
We'll be getting lots of equipment to enjoy with students and campers, and we will
get to experience some new and exciting adventures, like an offshore snorkeling trip in
the Keys during Coral Reef Week.
continued on page 4B
Sharon Thomas, board secretary; Chip Specht, board treasurer; Bill Fellows, board vice
president; Ken Kasten, Bailey's Center Merchants Association president; Sam Bailey,
Baileyfest founder; and Maggi Feiner, board president.
Friends in Service Here (FISH) of Sanibel. The funds were raised at Baileyfest
Sam Bailey, who founded Baileyfest in 1985, and Ken Kasten, president of the
Bailey's Center Merchants' Association, presented the check to members of the FISH
board of directors.
continued on page 13B
Dedication Reception At BIG ARTS
Baileyfest Benefits FISH
2B ISLAND SUN MARCH 5, 2010
Part I of a 4 Part Series
Operating, Reserves Or
Endowment. What's A Donor To Do?
by Arlene Knox, Director of Relationships
Southwest Florida Cornrunity Foundation
In this series on philanthropy and giving, you've learned the basic framework of
Community foundations, including how they support charitable organizations, not
only here on Sanibel and Captiva Islands, but throughout the United States as
well. We've also looked at how community foundations provide significant funding
to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations through endowed funds. This week, let's take a
closer look at the ways that nonprofits designate their funds and at how donors can
be more strategic and impactful in their giving.
First, a clarification
The term "nonprofit" is often used to describe a wide variety of charities, service
groups, churches, hos itals, daycares, and civic organizations. The IRS categorizes
nonprofits as exempt from paying income taxes in Section 501 of the Internal
Revenue Code and further describes charitable organizations in Subsection 501(3).
Not only are such organizations exempt from income taxes, but contributions by the
donors to those organizations are tax-deductible.
In this series, the term "nonprofit" means 501(c)3 organizations. Non profits pro-
vide many services that government either won't or is unable to provide for society's
benefit. The IRS provides that special incentive (tax-deductibility) to individuals who
support nonprofit work and who invest in the nonprofit sector.
In addition, the term nonprofit does not mean that the agency cannot earn money
ormake a prof it inits normal c %rrse of buie r tw lee san oot iso misio Itit si e
money earned or profits made cannot be used to pay the governing board. Although
a nonprofit's governing board, or board of directors, is comprised of volunteer leader-
ship, the directors are still responsible for the fiduciary, legal, ethical, and governance
ise f the oraiai
ssNonprof ts, then, a nt pay careful attention to professional standards in their oper-
ations. Both staff members and volunteer leaders must work together to ensure that
programs and operations are run in a responsible manner.
One of the areas where diligence is key is in fiscal management. The most success-
ful nonprofits have a variety of ways they manage their funds. The most common are
operations, reserve, and endowment.
Nonprofit agencies are just like any professional organization entities; they must
pay for overhead, salaries, and programs. The annual operations budget may include
expenses needed for volunteer and board training, auditing services, meals for clients,
transportation (gas, mileage, and maintenance), or any other function that is used to
carry out the mission. Nonprofits typically use fundraising events, annual fund mail-
outs, major gifts, and program fees to cover the annual budgets.
A reserve fund is an account that holds a specific amount of money that can be
accessed quickly by the agency in case of an emergency. For example, some agencies
have a three-month reserve fund that is not accessed unless it is needed. The agency's
board usually creates policies that will determine the conditions under which the
reserve fund is accessed. A reserve fund is held and managed by the agency. The fund
can be held in a savings account, short term CD, or other vehicle.
You know the old adage: "slow and steady wins the race." An endowment fund is
set aside for the nonprofit by the agency or a third-party entity for perpetuity; only a
specified percentage may be expended each year. Nonprofits may invest their endow-
ment with a commercial financial firm or they may use their local community founda-
tion by placing it in an agency endowment. The endowment is built through dona-
t ons, and typically, nonprofits will start an endowment when they receive a substantial
An agency endowment fund is a permanently endowed fund that is established
exclusively for the long-term and future needs of a 501(c)3 non-profit. It is money set
aside normally for the future operational needs of the agency. Normally, the agency
may choose to receive a percentage payout each year from the endowment or may
leave the payout in the fund to grow. Over time, as the agency increases the principal
by additional funds or as the funds earn income on the investments in the fund, the
amount of the payout grows also, thereby creating a permanent income stream for the
poCi o mgnt fo dtieonns ar deoxsn tatf uenndso mhen tSt maaemesm it m7 uni
What does this mean for the donor?
Donors should ask agencies whether a reserve fund or endowment fund is a part of
the fiscal planning process. Reserve funds and endowment funds allow the nonprofit to
weather emergencies and unforeseen needs. And the staff members and board mem-
bers of the nonprofits need to be prepared to answer these questions!
Donors like to give to organizations that are strategic in their fiscal thinking. This
allows the donor flexibility in how they give. Some donors may have no interest in giv-
ing to an operational budget that will be used up in a year, but would rather place
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4B ISLAND SUN MARCH 5, 2010
Sea Fan dangoo ag 1
Doug Towle, Kim Alexander, and Mark Marinello
Patty Sprankle poses with the cus-
tom art she created for the Sea
Fandango silent auction
Jordan Webster Catering pre-
pared dinner for the event, and the
menu was centered on sustainable
seafood and organically grown
offerings. While dining on wild-
caught Alaskan salmon with risotto
cakes, attendees took part in a spir-
ited live auction.
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Marcia Kimball, left, owner of Giggles and
the overall sponsor of Sea Fandango, with
friend Stephanie Powers
A quilt custom made by Captiva resident Susan
Scott for the live auction
Dick Muench auctions off the Sanibel Sea
School staff's pressure washing services
during the spirited live auction
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Lee Memorial Health System Foundation presents this
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*Potential Changes in
Federal Tax Law, Trust & Estate Planning
*Tax Saving Strategies
investment Outlook for 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
9:30 '11:30 a.m.
Sanibel Community House
2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel
RSVP to 985-3550
LEE ME MOR IAL
Fendinrg Tororr~ow's Healdecare Tod~ay
ISLAND SUN MARCH 5, 2010 5B
Locally, Pollins has helped many orga-
nizations develop strategic plans includ-
ing: FineMark National Bank & Tmust, the
City of Fort Myers, the Youth Coalition
of SW Florida, the Hary Chapin Food
Bank, the Fort Myers Police Department,
the American Red Cross, Meals on
Wheels, and the Ronald McDonald
House of SW Florida.
Deadline to register is March 8. Lunch
is $16 for members and $20 for non-
members. For membership or other
GCFSRE information, log onto www.
gcsfre.org or call Joyce Jacobs/Harry
Chapin Food Bank at 334-7007, ext.
From page 4B
They were competing for highly cov-
eted items like a trip to a NY Yankees
game, a beautiful necklace from Lily &
Co., a day of pressure washing service
from the Sanibel Sea School pressure
washing team, and a unique, beautiful
quilt handmade by Captiva resident Susan
The Community House was pulsing
to the sounds of a Latin dmumming trio
from Miami. The co-founders, Bmuce and
Evelyn Neill, made a small presentation
about Sanibel Sea School and guests
watched a short film about some of the
things the school does, which was kindly
created by Sisbro Studios. The major
sponsor of Sea Fandango was Giggles
-A Unique Kidz Boutique located on
Captiva. We owe a giant thank you to
everyone who participated in the event,
including the planning committee, spon-
sors, attendees, and donors. Your support
rs hat allows Sanibel Sea School to
Much of the money raised at Sea
Fadr ng twl supp de oure shkar his
our programs to learn about and love
the ocean, but we want adults to benefit
from our programs too. This Spring,
we are offering weekly adult classes on
Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. Come out
and study some very interesting marine
topics with your peers it's a great way
to enjoy our island ecosystem and social-
ize with like-minded people. For more
information about topics and registration,
call 472-8585. '
pro nibe c ead chalc si g5p0el le3)a no-
marine ecosystems. To learn more, visit
us online at www.sanibelseaschool.org.M
Elementary, middle, and high school
sought for the annual Character
tEhducaniconmAmo rds r nbd resnttd dby
Teachers and staff members in public
and private schools in Lee, Charlotte,
and Collier counties are eligible to be
nominated either by themselves or co-
workers. The deadline for nominations
is Friday, March 19.
Awards will be presented to those
selected during the Uncommon
Evening dinner on Thursday, June 3, at
Harborside Event Center, Fort Myers.
The award recognizes outstanding
educators who effectively use lessons
learned from the Uncommon Friends to
foster in students the characteristics of
the uncommon friends. These educators
inspire colleagues to teach and emu-
late the philosophy of the Uncommon
Nominated individuals must have
participated in an Uncommon Friends
curriculum training workshop, have used
ohe nUcmlmmn Frens chsoaacrtsero oa-
semesters in different school years, exhi
bit characteristics of the uncommon
friends in their personal and professional
life, and have the endorsement of a
Criteria and the nomination form are
available at www.uncommonfriends.org.0
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11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m -
The purpose is to teach nonprofits
the key components needed for strategic
planning, including identifying organiza-
tional purpose, mission, goals, and strate-
Brad Pollins, president of Change
Horizons Incorporated, is the presenter.
He has 24 years experience in consult-
ing, primarily focused on organizational
effectiveness, change management,
and business transformation. He has
worked for and with several companies
in providing change solutions including:
Lee Memorial Health System, Ernst &
Young, Andersen Consulting, Chick-fil-A,
BellSouth, Milliken & Company, Ford,
Northeast Utilities, Southern Company,
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From page 1B
At BIG ARTS
Susen and Jim Berg
Herb and Judy Rubin with Ulla Von Below
Jim Hanlon, Neal Halleran, Gene Hardy, Carol Robinson,
and Dean Chavis
Marina Dowling, Terry and Barbara Nagle
Rene and Joel Sugar with Valerie Willis
teamwork." Two large dragonfly sculptures were dedi-
cated in Bill's name. Laverne said dragonflies are some-
thing they both loved. Audience members raised a glass
of champagne to toast the Phillips.
The evening was capped off with a performance by
the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, one of Russia's leading
ensembles, featuring some of their finest young string
players, and directed by Misha Rachlevsky. It was a night
JR Pascall and Liz Fowler
welcome to everyone and joked about the cold weather.
"This is a special night for sure, and I want to than
ev toe( ehtrie~d8t make meweaa their jackets.foShe
BIG ARTS, the budget was $20,000. Sixteen years later
he had a million dollar budget.
"Whatever had to be done he did and he said the
secret to BIG ARTS is its volunteers. He also believed in
decent man and without their hard work we wouldn't be
here tonight, because they made BIG ARTS possible.
His influence continues today.
Laverne Phillips was there with three of her children
and five great grandchildren. She extended a warm
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Will Power: Five Things Men
And W~omen Wacnt From Eaich Other
by Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills,
Trusts & Estates Attorney, CPA
Women want, according to Dr. Kelley
- these five things from their spouse:
2. AM ectiicul conversation
3. Honesty and openness
4. Financial support and
5. Commitment to the relationship.
Anecdotally, I asked Patti whether she
agreed with those five things. She said
that she did. "Remember the other day,"
she recalled, "when I asked you about
what we were going to do about such
I told her that I did.
"Do you remember what you said to
me?" She said in a somewhat scolding,
yet lighthearted tone.
"No. Not really." I sheepishly respond-
"You said, 'Whatever you decide is
fine with me'," Patti said grinning.
"And that's a problem because...?"
I answered somewhat condescendingly
(bad move on my part).
"It's a problem because I didn't need
for you to tell me that. I wanted to have
a meaningful conversation with you about
the dilemma. I needed to bounce some-
thing off of you to see if I was thinking
clearly. Wasn't that Dr. Kelley's point?"
Patti was right. My reaction to say
whatever she wanted was exactly what
she didn't want. She wanted to discuss
the situation, and I essentially brushed her
She then asked me what are the five
things men want from their wives. Dr.
Kelley reports that the five things men
want from their wives are:
1. Sexual fulfillment
2. Recreational partner (to do active
things ettavel, hiking, attending sporting
4. Domestic support with the home
and kids, and
While I would suggest the list appears,
on its face at least, somewhat chauvinistic
and shallow, I would say that as a man
married for 20 years I would agree that
the list is pretty much on point. At least it
is from this man's perspective.
I admit that men can be shallow.
We need to feel loved and admired. Dr.
Kelley said it's hard-wired into our brains.
Whatever the reason, when a wife under-
stands what her husband's needs are, and
a husband understands what his wife's
needs are, it would seem that it would be
that much easier to have a happier, more
And isn't that what it's all about, any-
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or the first time ever the Astronaut
FScholarship Foundation (ASF) is
hosting a special mail-in signing
with one of only two surviving Mercury
Seven astronauts, Scott Carpenter, now
through March 15.
Space enthusiasts are invited to send
in artifacts, baseballs, covers, flown items,
models, and photos just about anything
desired or choose from one of the
many popular photos of Carpenter fea-
tured in ASF's online store at www.astro-
nautstore.org for the space hero to sign.
Items can be personalized and/or accom-
panied by a photo of Carpenter signing
them for a Certificate of Authenticity.
Carpenter was the second American
to orbit the Earth during his Aurora 7
mission in 1962. He also has the unique
distinction of being the first astronaut-
aquanaut conducting experiments in
both inner and outer space. Carpenter
is an accomplished author and serves
on the ASF board of directors as one of
its founders. He was inducted into the
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame on May 11,
Carpenter is offering the "Write Stuff"
to space fans' items in support of the
foundation's mission of providing scholar-
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in science and technology. Once signed,
all items will be safely shipped back to
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Dr. David G.
'E~C~ local mar-
.rr riage and family
spoke to my clients
last week and had
interesting to say
that I thought was
worthy of sharing. You see, I hold annu-
al maintenance workshops for my estate
planning clients, occasionally inviting
guest speakers to lecture on their area
of expertise. Dr. Kelley was our most
recent guest speaker.
Dr. Kelley is a retired minister, so his
background in helping families dealing
with conflict and communication runs
deep some forty years or more. He
pointed out that more than 50 percent
of first marriages end in divorce in our
country, and that of those that get mar-
ried a second time the failure rate is even
higher, at 65 percent. He informed us
that more than 80 percent of children in
the Lee County Public School system live
in one-parent households.
I found those statistics astonishing.
Maybe it's because so many of my friends
remain married to their first spouse, and
most who are raising children do so in a
Nevertheless, I understand how diffi-
cult it must be for a single parent to earn
enough to pay the rent, put food on the
table, take the kids to their activities and
help them with homework. Patti and I, as
a tag team working together, work very
hard at it. I can't imagine either one of us
going it alone.
Nevertheless, Dr. Kelley pointed out
that for a marriage to work there has to
be superb communication. No mystery
there for anyone who has been or is mar-
ried. Yet, he told the story of sitting in a
restaurant and watching a couple silently
going over the menu, eating their food
and finishing the meal. The whole time,
barely a word was spoken between them.
He said in his experience the lack of
interaction in that everyday setting signals
At a minimum it shows a disengage-
ment between two people who should
be very much engaged in each other's
lives. In order for that not to happen, he
suggested that married couples ought to
know the five things that husbands and
wives want from each other. Not surpris-
ingly, those things are different. He said
if we can give our spouse the things that
are most important to him or her, then
we'll be able to successfully navigate our
relationships and have healthy interac-
tions throughout our marriage.
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Their "seasons" are underway. For proof, look no further than the Troyer
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After sorting, potatoes are packed and sold to distributors or under Troyer's private Sun
Only the most perfect potatoes make it to market, according to Aaron Troyer, who
oversees day-to-day operations.
"We use an optical scanner in our sorting process," he says. "After potatoes have
been off-loaded from our trucks and washed, then the scanner examines each one
to grade and sort it, based on pre-programmed criteria." Those that pass the grade
will be sold to potato distributors or under the Troyer s private Sun King label. Some
nearby residents even come to buy potatoes directly from the Troyer s packing house
when they see the machines out harvesting.
The crop is harvested mechanically. Computers track each potato to the field it
came from. Troyer says using technology like the scanner and harvesting machinery
makes them more productive and shortens the trip of the potatoes from field to table.
The harvest will likely last through the end of April. Workers will then begin prepar-
ing fields for next year s crop.
Troyer Brother has approximately 3,500 acres under management in Lee County.
They raise white, red and yellow potatoes which are sold locally, nationally and in
Canada. They have been farming in Pennsylvania since 1943 and in Florida since
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is the son of David. The company employs 22 full-time and 75 seasonal employees.M
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11/ pounds cooked shrimp,
peeled and deveined
6 cups shiitake mushrooms, sliced
2 tablespoons minced shallots
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 cup white wine vinegar
1/ cup dry sherry
2 tablespoons sugar
1/ teaspoon salt
1/ cup olive oil
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoon black pepper
Trim stems from mushrooms and
slice caps. Saut& mushrooms until lightly
browned and most liquid has evaporated.
Add shallots and garlic, saut& one to two
minutes. Add white wine vinegar and
shery, scraping bottom of pan to loosen
any browned bits. Add sugar and salt,
stirring to dissolve sugar. Cook until liquid
is reduced by half Gradually stir in oil,
mustard, thyme and pepper. Add shrimp
and heat thoroughly.
Yield four servings
Nutritional Value Per Serving
Calories: 239, Calories From
Fat: 20, Fat Total: 2g, Saturated
Fat: Og, Cholesterol: 261mg, Total
Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 38g
Look for Fresh from Florida ingredi-
ents at your grocery store..M
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pieces by internationally acclaimed artist Daryl Pottorf. The other artists to donate
their work to the live auction included Joan Roberts, Bob Cipriani, Katie Gardenia,
and Mark Lewis. Henry Eckert donated one of the Pottorf pieces, and the Watson
MacRae Gallery donated a pastel by Hollis Jeffcoat. The night also featured an
Audubon snowy egret.
As usual, guests enjoyed the spread put out by by Traders, which included ahi tuna,
lobster ravioli and crab cakes, as well as the friendly service. "Traders was outstanding
again," said Dunn.
Dunn was joined by Co-chair Cathy Cola, owner of Fifty Percent Framing in Fort
Myers. They led a group of volunteers and board members who put in a huge effort to
organize the event. Annie Nachtsheim was in charge of checking in guests and get-
ting the first glimpse of the costumes as they came up the runway to the restaurant.
12B ISLAND SUN MARCH 5, 2010
From page 1B
Wood sto rk F u n d raise r
Charlie Sobczak and Molly Heuer
Donnasue Andazola and Joe Stahl
Auctioneer Jean Baer
Colleen Bauer, Diane Cortese, Ann Potter and Paulette Robison
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* 5-Bed, 3-Bath New Kitchen
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CROW has greatly enhanced its ser-
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to the public with the new education cen-
ter. CROW welcomes all donations and
volunteers: contact 472-3644 for more
information on operations.M
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ISLAND SUN MARCH 5, 2010 13B
FISH serves over 600 clients and has
more than 190 island volunteers who
deliver a range of human services to indi-
vidualsaanidafamilies in need on Sanibel
Read us online at
From page 1B
Be nefits F IS H
"We are very grateful to Sam Bailey
and all of the merchants for this gener-
ous donation," said Maggi Feiner, FISH
president. "It will certainly help us to con-
tinue to help our island neighbors in these
times of continued economic hardship.
We really appreciate all the merchants
at the Bailey s Center have done to help
FISH over the past year"
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and energy flow; she also gives classes in
this ancient Eastern hands-on technique. .
"When a person's energy is strong and
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state of positive health," she says. When
the energy becomes weak or blocked, it
can lead to physical or emotional symp- Arnold the snoring pig plush toy at Giggles
toms. A Reiki session helps ease tension
and stress, unblocks and increases energy
flow, and helps the body facilitate healing
on all levels... physical, mental, and emo- 4 '
Langer describes Reiki as "a pleasant
and relaxing experience performed fully
clothed." She said its use and acceptance .4i .s
among health care professionals and the
general public has grown exponentially in -
recent years, along with other forms of
alternative therapy such as acupuncture and
"More than one in three Americans has -
used such care, and hospitals and physi-
cians across the country (including TV's Dr.
Oz) are incorporating it, often with their
own Reiki-trained physicians, nurses and
support staff," Langer adds.
A tpical full Reiki session takes about ;
an hour, but Langer also offers half-hour '
sessions for those who are curious, or just
have a specific area on which they want Amy Langer
her to concentrate. Prices are $63 for an
hour or $36 for a half hour with the 10 percent discount coupon in her ad in the
Professional Directory of the Island Sun. She also makes house calls.
She gives Reiki training classes weekly, working around clients' schedules for those
who want to do Reiki on themselves and others. Training takes as little as three hours.
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Around The Islands With Anne
Colorful Giggles Has
Cool And Retro clothes For Kids
by Anne Mitchell
Giggles Unique Kidz Boutique
is now happily settled at its new I
Location on Captiva in Chadwick's
~Square and what a colorful place it is.
From the exuberant floor painted by local
J *' "pop" artist Leoma
Lovegrove to the ..;
S dressing room with ..i
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this is a store chil- m ,5
dren will love.
The clothing ranges from frothy to
funky from tutus and party dresses to
rocker T-shirts and tie-dye outfits. There
are Wes + Willy and Ben Sherman shirts
and Kingston kids' size rock concert tees
and Diesel hoodies for the boys; and
exquisite Biscotti special dresses in crisp
cotton and Key to Love cotton jersey
separates with a retro look for girls.
For infants, Kicky Pants bamboo
basics come in sizes newborn to 4T
for both boys and girls. Bamboo is an
eco-friendly, sustainable crop that grows
without the aid of fertilizers or pesticides
and is naturally antibacterial, antifungal
and antistatic. It's warmer in winter and
cooler in summer. Definitely a "green"
option for tees, onesies and other items -
and it's super soft.
There's a lot to see, including books,
games, toys and shoes, so allow some
one or many exqul-
site special occa-
sion dresses by
Biscotti of Italy at
Rocker T-shirt from a
selection at Giggles
Lelli Kelly beaded
shoes are sold at
Bamboo fiber shirt from
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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 395-2299.4
Langer is a Sanibel seasonal resident.
She can be reached at 717-433-8981 or
Remember to clip the 10 percent
discount coupon from the Island Sun for
Suncatcher's Dream if you're look-
ing to buy gifts, home d&cor, jewelry and
unique greeting cards. This store is a trea-
sure trove of neat and nifty items that you
won't find elsewhere. It's at 630 Tarpon
Bay Road in the Olde Sanibel Shoppes,
When you're on vacation, you don't
always want an early lunch, so you might
be glad to know that McT's Shrimp
House & Tavern has begun serving
lunch from 2 to 4 p.m. in the tavern.
McT's is at 1523 Periwinkle Way,
Sanibel, phone 472-3163.
To make bicycling safer, don't tn} to
dangle a grocery bag from your wrist
- get yourself a basket or carrier from
Billy's Bike Shop, 1509 Periwinkle
Way, Sanibel, phone 472-3620.
LIVE ON THE ISLANDS
The New Vinyls are playing at the
Crow's Nest at 'Tween Waters Inn on
Captiva tonight and Saturday, March 5
and 6, starting at 9 p.m. Taylor Stokes
is the entertainer on Tuesday, March
9. The Laws will play on Wednesday,
March 10. Crab races are scheduled for
Tuesday and Thursdays. Phone 472-
McT's Shrimp House & Tavern
on Sanibel has entertainment on
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,
Biddles 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.
Twilight Cafe 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. The restaurant is
at 2761 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, phone
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-
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16B ISLAND SUN MARCH 5, 2010
Dunes Women's Golf
T he Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Women's Golf Associationnaetae
event results from Friday, February 28, format: ringer tour-
Flight A (10.2 22.7 Team HDCP Range)
1st Gussie Blue 53
2nd Sue Richard 60
3rd Jane Gould 61
4th Irmingard Markusch 62*
Flight B (22.8 28.9 Team HDCP Range)
1st Nan Flymoyer 59*
2nd Betsy Cox 59
3rd Kenene Weymouth 60
4th MalyDonovan 61
Flight C (29.0 35.0 Team HDCP Range)
1st Pat Wentling 64
2nd Doris Dewitt 65
3rd Lil Gailius 69
4th Ann McCarthy 71
Flight D (35.5 39.1 Team HDCP Range)
1st Lee Bogan 58
2nd Jinny Kelby 60*
3rd Bridget Funk 60
4th Rosemary Ryan 61
Won in Scorecard Playoff
Pat Sawin #8
Irmingard Markusch #1
Nancy Greenberg #4
Jane Gould #2 and #10
Congratulations to all the winners.#
Betsy Cox Kenene Weymouth
Lee Bogan Bridget Funk
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1149 Penrwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239/472-0176 fax 239/472-0350
ISLAND SUN MARCH 5, 2010 17B
3H k Huphrey 48.4
Jim Burkholder 49.3
CTP #6 Roy Brodersen
Congratulations to the winners.Q
by Ed O'Neil
The annual tour of Places I Seldom
See became an underwater adven-
ture for the Beachview Men s Golf
association February 27 when the field
closed out the soggiest winter month in
The occasion was the tribute to
George and Abe, those presidents you
see on your small bills. The Beachview
guys mark the month with a Red, White
and Blue Scramble.
This means the red tees up front are
used on six holes, the back blues count
six times and the in-between whites six
times. No one feels familiar in some plac-
es you wind up scrambling to or from.
The event was down to the wire
between two teams that approached the
problem from opposite directions. And
the winning team had four players from
none of the above" gold tees. The golds
are reserved for older folks... older being
quite relative on these islands. To kid
reporters downtown, "old" begins at 59.
They don t get to meet octogenarians
who can pump a golf ball several hundred
In any event Jerry Tucker, Jery
Mader, Rene Lohser and Dick Chocol
used good handicaps and fine putting in
assembling a slick 40.75.
Coming at the challenge from a far
different direction, the team of Barry
Humphries, Bruce Cutler, Russ Bilgore
and your author, Ed O Neil blasted their
way to a 43. Big hitting Barry and Bruce
bombed the greens in a single stroke
several times when moved to the short
red tees and hit equally powerful seconds
when called to do that. Russ and Ed did
what seniors do best by helping with
chips and amazing putts_
Rich Rompala, Tony Baldino, Bill
Blankenship and Terry Myers blended
well for a 43.25 and third place. The
entire field finished the event despite
steady, cold rain after the midway point.
The Vaniable Better Ball of February
23 resulted in a blanket finish. Dan Keys,
Mark Ryan, Bill Sartoris and Jerry Mader
registered a 113 and survived a scorecard
Tony Baldino, Rod West, David Lewis
and Dave Bugby had the second place
113. Bill Steil, Fred Zimmer, Ed Grosse
and Bill Blankenship settled for third at
a 4-Lady, 2-Best Balls (net scores
esed) tournament on February 24,.
1st Sandy Sauer 114
2nd Sharon Ellen 116
Ann Marie Sprotte
Marn Jafe eolon
3rd Glori W erh us
1st Sally Lichtenstein
2nd Mary Jane Keys
Alice Fournier M
Dunes Men's Golf
he Dunes Men'smG fedAs o ition
February 24, format: 2 pin 4 man
scramble (25 percent handicap), are:
Noel Davis 46
Roger Blouin 48
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for a complete construction package please call Mike at
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a den condominium offers a unique lifestyle with an
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a third bath giving this condominium that, "cottage
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18B ISLAND SUN MARCH 5, 2010
1. Four people managed both the Yankees and the Mets during their careers. Name
three of them.
2. How many times did Boston Red Sox great Ted Williams have 100-plus walks
in a season?
3. In 2008, Baltimore's Ed Reed became the second player in NFL history to retum
two interceptions 100-plus yards. Who was the first to do it?
4. Three men's basketball coaches have won an NCAA title, an NIT postseason
championship and an Olympic gold medal. Name two of them.
5. The New York Rangers and Washington Capitals were involved in the longest
shootout in NHL history. How many rounds was it?
6. When was the last time before John Crews in 2009 that a U.S.-born male won
the Philadel hia Marathon?
7. How many consecutive LPGA Player of the Year Awards had Lorena Ochoa
won entering 2010?
GULF VIEWS! Located in the prestigious gated
enclave Herons Landing II this large 4 bedroom
home offers views of Clam Bayou and The
Gulf of Mexico. Attention to details and luxury
appointments include an elevator, huge windows, a
-I "a~ open floor plan, a large swimming pool, 2
Master Suites, wide plank cherry wood floors, high
end cabinets, stainless appliances, high ceilings, uc
security and interior fire sprinkler systems and uh
more. REDUCED $100,000 to $ 1,595,000.
ing with children. The recreation center is
such a great place for people of all ages.
Int s fun wo n',he ouner andh lda ieract-
Volunteer opportunities are now avail-
able. Call 472-0345.0
Spring Sc hed ule
submitted by Eric Pfeifer
anibel Little League kicks off sea-
son with the following schedule,
*Tuesday, 6 p.m.: Major League Girls
and Major League Boys
Friday, 6 p.m., Minor League Boys
Saturday, 9 a.m.,Tee Ball and Minor
*10 a.m.: Major League Boys
All schedules and rosters are on the
kick off tee ball. It will be his last appear-
ance after coaching for 20 years. I would
like to honor this day by giving him some
recognition from our organization. We
will never see him do the "turtle" again.
If Harrity was a part of your child's tee
ball experience, please join us for a small
send off (surprise) party for him Saturday
at 10 a.m. He will start tee ball at 9 a.m.
Also, please help me spread the word.Q
Read us OnLine at
COMPASS POINT UNIT 111
411 LIGHTHOUSE WAY
The Sanibel Recreation Department
has recognized Lisa Herms as the
Volunteer of the Month,
Lisa was the recreation center's first
junior volunteer. She has been volunteer-
ing at the Sanibel Recreation Center for
almost two years with youth programs
such as the After School Program, Fun
Days and Summer Recreation Camps.
She has participated in the various youth
programs at the recreation center since
she was in elementary school.
Currently, she is a junior in the
International Baccalaureate program at
Fort Myers High School.
"I love working with the kids and I feel
good about what I am doing. I am now
considering a career that involves work-
Attached Villa Home/Nature lovers paradise This
lovely property offers incredible bayou views from
every window in the home and from the second
floor you can see the Gulf of Mexico. This 3
bedroom and 2.5 bath home is built to the highest
standards with a pre-stressed concrete beams
and pilings. Luxury features include an elevator,
vaulted ceilings, spacious open floor plan and much
more. Please call Mike Robisorn 239 980-3121 or
Janie Howland 239-850-6419 to schedule a private
L' | Is R
Of The Month
Member Of The Month
T he City of Sanibel Recreation
Department recognizes Member of ,,
the Month Roy Awe.
Awe is retired from the Detroit Police
Department Homicide Section and now
enosn tel ho .life" srpendint dwatersdat
recreation center since the mid-1970s and .i"
immediately joined the new recreation cen- ,
ter upon its opening in 2007. While Awe
and his wife enjoy the pool and weight .'"
room facilities, the real life changing ben-
efit came from a complimentary health
screening that was hosted at the recreation
center. Awe explained, "During a skin can-
cer screening by the Harris Dermatology
Group last March, an area was discovered
on my right upper arm. I had that mole for
approximately 10 years. It turns out that
it was a melanoma. I had the surgery that
saved my life in April 2009! .
The Sanibel Recreation Center is locat-
ed at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily, Roy Awe
weekly, semi-annual and annual member-
ships are available. For more information call the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-
0345 or visit the Web site at www.mysanibel.com.O
Realtor The VIP Realty GrouP
1560 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957
1 239 980-3121 Cell 1 239 472-5187 Local
1 800 553-7338 Long Distance
949 Sand Castle Road
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
www. dun es golfs anibel. co m
Golf Sho 472-2535
Tennis Shop: 472-3522
ISLAND SUN MARCH 5, 2010 19B
Sanctuary Golf Club Women Rally For The Cure
The proud participants, all wearing pink
On February 10, The Sanctuary Golf Club Women's Association participated
in Rally for the Cure, a breast cancer awareness campaign.
A field of 64 players competed in a closest-to-the-pin contest on a desig-
nated par-3 rally hole and golf balls bearing the pink ribbon breast cancer awareness
symbol were awarded to even) player who hit the green.
Also, a prize was given to the player whose shot landed nearest to the hole.
Almost $4,000 was raised by this event.O
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The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club
Sunday Couples results from
Sunday, February 28, format: 4
Person Scramble, are:
Jerry Muench 57.7
Peter Cline 59.4
Mary Ann Parmelee
Howard Dwyer 61.1
Congratulations to the winners.M
20B ISLAND SUN MARCH 5, 2010
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(SCCF) 18th annual Tennis
Tournament at The Dunes
March 13 and 14. One of
a the island's premier tennis
tournaments, the format is
doubles team competition
with first round consolation
and winners advance to 4
finals. The categories are
Men's, Women's and Mixed
Doubles. All league play-
if ers will compete at team
level of the highest-ranked t
partner. Non-league players
will be placed at USTA rat-
ing and/or at the discretion
of The Dunes Director of
Tennis Operations. If three
or fewer teams enter a cat-.
egory, they will be placed.
with the nearest appropri-
.ate category and will play a =- 4. -;i
-.:.. : double elimination round.
Winners and consolation
players will each receive an
etched wine glass created
by island artist Luc Century.
There will be a silent auction
with auction items on display
at SCCF on Friday evening
and at The Dunes over the
The opening reception
will be at SCCF on Friday, Nick Brown
March 12. Continental
breakfast for players will be
available Saturday and Sunday, along with lunch both days.
The deadline for entries is Wednesday, March 11. For more tournament informa-
tion, contact Louis Vosloo or Diane Limeri at The Dunes, 472-3522.
'' "'The tournament is generously sponsored by The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. If
you would like to be a sponsor, call Marti Bryant at 472-2329. Tournament proceeds
WORLD beneft btF' Gen rqaua eratingcFund. SCaCn blisa ddicate vaoanhdeino esnation ing
TheDnrT eGto s It Tnos sClu sfty
1February 25, format: ABCD Color
1st Patty Molnar 33
2nd Jeanne Lindman 34
3rd Gay Nichols 36
4th Gloria Martinez 38
Wanda Malone, Birdie on #1
Gloria Martinez, Chip in
COngratulations to all the winners.M
SCCF Tennis Tournament
To Be Held March 12-14
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* 2 bedroom, 2 bath home
* Enclosed garage, extra storage
* Updated kitchen and baths
* Wonderful lake views
* $399,000 (2900310)
Judy Reddington 472-5187 x 331
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* Low maintenance of a condo
* Privacy of a single family home
* Completely remodeled kitchen
* Community pool & tennis
* $527,555 (2900721)
Charlie Sobczak 472-5187 x 255
* 150 feet of Gulf frontage
* Beautifully landscaped
* Over 5200 square feet under air
* 4 bedrooms suites and 1 V2 bath
* $6,300,000 (2601917)
Debra Hobbs 472-5187 x 213
* 5 bedroom, 5 and 2 Hz bath Wolter Group home
* Unlimited detail throughout, sundeck & pool
* Private office, great room, fireplace, elevator
* 4 car garage, great landscaping w/ royal palms
* $3,749,000 (2800081)
McMurray-Nette 472-5187 x 250/266
* Very well maintained 2BR/2BA townhouse
* ". I alI... ..I..I ........I l~. I..I 0..1. furnished
* Open floor plan, high ceilings, newer roof
* Oversized wrap-around deck, sprinkler system
* $389,000 (2100263)
Jim Hall/Bill Schumacher 472-5187 x215/220
* Beautifully decorated 3BR/2BA
* Oversized corner lot
* Antique reclaimed pine, wide plank floors
* Huge screened lanai
* $439,000 (2100249)
Susan Dunn 472-5187 x 238
* 3BD/2BAin desirable S. Ft. Myers area
* Spacious screened lanai & hot tub
* Nearly 2000 SQ. FT. -2 car garage
* Electric shutters, new roof & A/C & more
* $269,000 (2100259)
Debbie Ringdahl 472-5187 x 269
* 1 bedroom, "A" rated unit
* Impressive rental history
* Newer appliances & furnishings
* Tennis, 2 pools, boat dockage
* $325,000 (2100037)
Dan Cohn 472-5187 x 294
* Steps to the beach
* Great island location
* Long lake views
* 177' x 150' x 40' x 226'
* $299,000 (2700478)
James & Penny Hetmanek 472-5187 x219/202
* 3 bedroom, 2 bath with office
* 2 car garage
* Fenced back yard
* New roof, new A/C
* $149,000 (2600976)
Karen Bell 472-7800 x 273
* 2-BR/2-BA unit with separate dining area
* Totally remodeled kitchen and baths
* Beautifully furnished and top-notch condition
* Terrific rental income (guaranteed lease program)
* $895,000 (2100198)
Lynda Traverso 472-5187 x 226
* 2 BR/2 BA condo with golf & canal views
* Private elevator from garage to unit
* Bathrooms have been remodeled
* Clubhouse, pool, beach, on-site manager
* $499,999 (2900103)
John Nicholson 472-5187 x 279
* Own a piece of paradise on a remote island
* Easy boating distance from many locations
* Priced to sell fast
* Close to state park & main road
* $64,000 (2100033)
Bob Radigan 472-5187 x 275
* Corner unit with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath
* Canal access, close to bike paths
* Near marina, shopping, restaurants
* short walk to beach
* $219,000 (2900071)
Rose Dakos 472-5187 x 233
* Gorgeous Olde Florida style home
* Spacious 4/4 custom home
* Large pool and spa, elevator, fireplace
* Only steps to Captiva beach, shopping & dining
* $2,295,000 (2900361)
Fred & Cathy Gerasin 472-5187 x 232/236
* Direct river views
* 3 bedroom/2.5 baths
* 2 fireplaces/2 laundry rooms
* Gated community
* $1,645,000 (2800394)
Judy Anderson 472-5187 x 265
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14970 CAPTIVA DRIVE, CAPTIVA (239) 472-7800 At VIP Realty Group, Inc. 1560 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel
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Standing Team Name Won Lost
First Bunt's Ball Busters 232 104
Second One Ball Wonders 162 174
Third Fresh Legion Crew 149 187
Fourth Sanibel Cafe 129 207
Bunt's Ball Busters 11 One Ball Wonders 5
Fresh Legion Crew 12 Sanibel Cafe 4
Win A Custom Built
POOl CUe In CanCer Benefit
other prizes at the American Cancer Society Relay for Life fundraisinger at
the Sanibel Grill on Saturday, March 20 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Again this year, Sanibel 8-Ball Pool League organizer Bob Buntrock will take on all-
comers in a game of 8-ball. He shoots one-handed. Contestants can use both hands.
For each $10 donation made, your name goes in a hat for a drawing for the cue and
the other prizes. Those who beat Buntrock double their chances of winning the cue.
The games will be played on a pool table supplied and brought to the Sanibel Grill
by Doug Towles of Towne & Country Vending. The table will be set up in the Timbers
parking lot where it will share the stage with other planned competitive events.
In last year's Relay for Life, Buntrock played 24 games against all-comers. He
raised $755 for the cancer appeal winning 18 games and losing six. Winner of last
year's McDermott cue was Cliff Forrest, Bayview Drive, Sanibel.
Since 2007 Buntrock has raised almost $6,000 for the American Cancer Society
and other island charities. He's played 198 games shooting one-handed and lost 37.
He explained the losses by pointing out that he had only lost 12 before organizing the
Sanibel 8-Ball Pool League.
"The players are getting better and some of them are even playing safe every once
in a while,' Buntrock said.M
Island Seniors This Week
Bridge Mon. and Wed. 1 p.m.
Essential Total Fitness Mon. through Fri. 9:30 a.m.
Gentle Yoga Mon. and Wed. 11 a.m.
Happy Hour Fitness Mon., Wed., Fri. 8 a.m.
Mah Jongg Thurs. 1 p.m.
Power Hour Fitness Tues. and Thurs. 8 a.m.
Island Seniors is located at 2401 Library Way Phone 472-5743
Ball Busters Win
Sanibel 8-Ball Pool League
B ~unt's Ball Busters routed the second place One Ball Wonders to capture first
place honors for the season by 70 games.
Last year the Ball Busters also took first place but only by 16 games. Ball
Buster Captain Bob Buntrock credited superior recruiting and intelligent safety play
while One Ball Wonder Captain Kip Buntrock predicted that old age would catch up
with the champs and that "things will be different next year."
The Fresh Legion Crew shook off a late challenge by Sanibel Caf& to capture third
place for the season. Barb Chance, Tom Hensel, and Carmen Senese went undefeat-
ed for the Legion Crew. Dougie "Fresh" Conaway's three wins over Jack Dalton put
the Legion Crew over the top for their third place finish.
Three events remain to complete the League's 2009-2010 season. Next Monday
at 6 p.m. is the league's Singles Tournament with 21 players entered. On Monday,
March 15, an awards banquet will be held at Legion Post 123 and on Tuesday, March
23, the league's top eight players will travel to North Fort Myers to take on the North
Fort Myers Senior League in the annual challenge contest. Sanibel is still seeking its
1 $1.775 Million Turnkey
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1 canal front property features access to marina
"L 0.. '.1 :'. u and San Carlos Bay with oversized heated pool,
and deeded beach access only steps away. Truly
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22B ISLAND SUN MARCH 5, 2010
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with lavish landscaping.
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SANIBEL POOL LEAGUE
Standings through March 1, 201o
ISLAND SUN MARCH 5, 2010 23B
The Steinbrenner plan called for more money the years before an Olympics, health
insurance, part-time jobs and tuition grants to allow athletes to compete longer. The
USOC gave $40 million in athletic support over the four years leading to the 2002
Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and a reported $55 million the past four years.
Steinbrenner brought to the U.S. Olympic program what he brought to his beloved
Yankees, namely long-term success.a
Week's Home Spring Training Schedule
Boston Red Sox City of Palms Park Time
Monday, March 8, St. Louis Cardinals; 1:05 p.m.
Wednesday, March 10, Tampa Bay Rays; 1:05 p.m.
Saturday, March 13, Pittsburgh Pirates; 1:05 p.m.
Minnesota Twins Hammond Stadium Time
Sunday, March 7, New York Yankees; 12:05 p.m.
Tuesday, March 9, St. Louis Cardinals; 12:05 p.m.
Thursday, March 11, Baltimore Orioles; 6:05 p.m.
Friday, March 12, New York Mets; 12:05 p.m.
Sunday, March 14, Boston Red Sox; 12:05 p.m.M
CP SA Sots Ifasi | o Th p "[
by Ed Frank
but burning brighter than ever is the interest and
excitement of hockey and that includes right here in
.. Southwest Florida.
At the very moment last Sunday when Canadian hero Sidney
k~llCrosby slapped the winning overtime goal past U.S. goalie Ryan
":Miller to give Team Canada Olympic gold, our own Florida
o srih ih Gra AeaEverblades were defeating arch-rival South Carolina for the sec-
You've got to wonder why the Everblades would schedule a
game, particularly against first-place South Carolina, at the same
time that the most anticipated hockey game in history, perhaps the most anticipated
sporting event in decades, was being played.
But that's to argue at another time and another place.
In losing 3-2 in an incredible overtime battle, the young Team USA, didn t quite
repeat the 1980 Miracle on Ice when the U.S. defeated Russia, but it was a game that
will be long remembered whenever the word hockey is mentioned.
I remember well 12 years ago when the Germain Arena was built and the Florida
Everblades hockey franchise was organized.
Many doubted whether professional hockey would be successful in the southern
climes of Florida. Now in their 12th season, the Everblades have compiled a 497-259-
89 record over those years, have made the Kelly Cup playoffs all but one season, and
have been one of the most competitive teams in the 20-team coast-to-coast ECHL.
This season, for example, with a 30-19-9 record and a second-place standing in the
South Division, Florida has drawn 151,787 fans through 29 games for an average of
5,234 per game, sixth best in the league.
It was indeed a shame that the timing of last Sunday's frenetic clash between
Florida and South Carolina coincided with
the Team Canada-Team USA historic
battle for the Olympic gold medal.
The night before, the Everblades had
defeated the Stingrays 5-4 in overtime
before 6,138 at Germain. The home team
had battled back from a 3-0 deficit sparked
by Kevin Baker's three goals. ,
Then on Sunday as the gold medal ..,.
game captured the intrigue of millions "
worldwide, attendance dropped to an.
understandable 4,548 as Florida, trailing
2-0 entering the third period, recorded
a 3-2 shootout victory with goalie Chris e ti/k
Beckford-Tseu recording a season high 47
saves. ..,, .,,
As the week began, the Everblades still
trailed South Carolina by 12 points with
five regular season games remaining, two
here and three on the road. But sweeping
the Stingrays last weekend showed that
Florida can make it tough on this first-place
The Everblades complete their season-
high eight-game home stand this week
against Gwinnett on Thursday, Friday and
Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Although Team USA came out second
best in that never-to-be-forgotten gold
medal game, this Winter Olympics was the
best in history for American athletes.
As recent as 1988, the last time
Canada hosted the Winter Olympics, the
US?, :reoded mrne sx mnetdatb o rs
later, the U.S. racked up a record 37 med-
als, nine gold, 15 silver and 13 bronze.
This astounding turnabout can be
attributed to none other than George
Steinbrenner, the demanding owner of the
World Champion New York Yankees.
A U.S. Olympic Committee board
member, Steinbrenner set on motion an
Olympic mission to make medals the mea-
sure of success. His 1989 Steinbrenner .
Commission outlined a short term and long Mlar\ & Fred
term program to improve the training and Boridurant Belpe~dlio
selection of Olympic athletes.
habits affect their bills, LCEC has added
a temperature range (high/low) overlay.
This enhancement will help custom-
ers understand daily energy usage as it
relates to the weather. The temperature
is being provided by the weather station
at Page Field in Fort Myers so actual
temperatures may vary. LCEC custom-
ers can view their daily energy usage by
visiting www.1cec.net and then logging
into Web Self Service.M
LCE C Online
to the existing Online Energy
Tool. Now, in addition to allow-
ing customers to view their usage on a
daily basis to understand how their daily
have been caLssumec
Sworking very L- "+~~
Our pending sales were up 76% in February over
previous year! We are helping buyers realize the
dream of owning on the islands."
Says Jay Richter, Broker-Mnalnging Partner
We are proud to support these organizations
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by Jeanie Tinch
M the place m r
a *m~ you sleep, today s
should function as
a truly personal in-
Shome retreat. The
private nature of
this room invites
the indulgence of
sumptuous fabrics, heirlooms and col-
lectibles or an exquisite oriental rug,
which might be in jeopardy in other
areas of the home.
Filling its role as the room s focal
point, the bed may be dramatically sleek
or elaborately festooned and should make
a strong statement in the room s interior
while imparting an ambience of luxury
and leisure to the homeowners. Nothing
says custom grandeur more than exquisite
bed coverings with lavish accent pillows.
And contrary to what every "bed-in-a-bag
retailer" would have us believe, beds with
varying frames, box springs, and mat-
tresses are not standard sizes. Custom
design includes custom fitting. And here s
a gender-friendly tip: men are usually
more comfortable in strong jewel tones
rather than pastels, and with paisleys, sol-
ids and stripes rather than florals.
is du apd nsdn caoin do hhat tei ide
Ideally, the television will be equipped
with remote headphones so that the
vie"ep 1il not disturb the person reading
Side tables for the bed are growing
even larger to provide storage and table
top space for the accessories of this user-
friendly "nest." The two bedside tables
needn t be identical, but should reflect the
personal needs of the individual sleeper.
In fact, current styles don t call for the
traditional "bedroom set" at all, but invite
creativity and better functionality with
individual pieces that work well together.
Deep, rich wall colors create a sense
of tranquility as well as a hint of drama in
a bedroom. Rugs, draperies, tapestries,
upholstered walls, furniture, and plants
all can act as important sound absorbing
elements to provide an intimate setting
or solitude. A large, custom framed floor-
length mirror can add interest as well
as serve for dressing purposes. Lighting
must also be carefully selected. Lamps
with fairly heavy shades and three-way
switches allow for reading and task light-
ing while offering a low setting to soften
A wonderful master bedroom, even
with minimal extra square footage, should
be used as an integral part of your living
space. Make it personal, cozy, func-
tional, and private and you 11 find yourself
retreating there more often than ever
Jeanie Tinch is an interior decora-
tor on Sanibel. She can be reached at
jean ie~decden. net.
Canopy beds with side curtains were
originally designed to deflect chilly drafts
in the days before homes were well insu-
lated. Luckily, we re now left with the
legacy of this exquisite and intimate bed
treatment. The lack of a real canopy bed
is not a deterrent since the bed curtains
can be hung from the ceiling, from a
carved corona, or from ceiling mounted
drapery rods. Even a small bedroom can
enjoy this romantic treatment by draping
only the head of the bed.
Possibly more than in any other area
of the home, window treatments here
need to be both beautiful and functional.
Providing there is a nice view, the win-
dow treatments should be designed to
completely clear the windows when
opened. Styles, fabrics, trim, hardware,
and fabrication techniques can vary tre-
mendously to satisfy both function and
A small love seat or chaise positioned
at the foot of the bed can serve a dual
role as a comfy nest for reading and as
a rest for folding back the bed cover at
night. If space is at a premium, try two
easy chairs facing each other with an
A beautiful armoire will serve to
encase the master bedroom television and
will need to be carefully situated if the bed
CHIP WOLF E, Realtor"
Pfeifer Realty Group
9100 College Pointe Ct. Fort Myers, FL 33919 239-334-1141
ISLAND SUN MARCH 5, 2010 25B
Financial Planners Host The Experts
tsKireur an epru n wolds eonomd
lecturing and working with various coun-
tries and universities.
The Sanibel Captiva Trust Co. is spon-
soring this event. Because of this spon-
sorship, the event is offered at no charge.
Krueger is a professor of international
economics at the School for Advanced
International Studies, Johns Hopkins
University. She is a senior fellow of
the Stanford Center for International
Development and a professor of sci-
ences and humanities in the Economics
Department at Stanford University. She
was the first deputy managing director
of the International Monetary Fund from
2001-06. A recipient of numerous eco-
nomic prizes and awards, she has pub-
lished extensively on economic develop-
ment, international trade and finance and
economic policy reform.
A continental breakfast will be served;
reservations are recommended to guar-
antee a seat. Bring your written ques-
tions that you would like to have Krueger
answer and turn them in on arrival. Call
472-2155 for reservations.#
TO Balvertise in the
certified Financial Planner Corey Vertich, DWS Investments Bond Manager Phil Condon
and Financial Planner Tom Uhler
hler & Vertich Financial Planners
recently invited clients to join them
Ufor a presentation by Phil Condon,
a DWS Investments bond manager who
manages $26 billion in municipal assets.
Condon, the longest-tenured high-yield
municipal bond manager in the country,
discussed the impact of the credit crisis
on the bond market.#
Anne Krueger will use her com-
mon sense approach to explain
her thoughts on the economic
concepts that are shaping our world as
part of the Neighbor to Neighbor Series
at The Community House on Thursday
March 11 at 9:30 a.m.
Her talk will be followed by a questions
and answer session.
Dawn Marie Driscoll of Cape Coral and
David Shellenbarger of Bonita Springs
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HERSCH, NnSeEY~ HILL P.A.
Sustainability Lecture Series
The Southwest Florida Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute
(CSI), in association with Edison State College, is presenting the third annual
day-long Sustainability Lecture Series on Thursday, March 11. The theme is
The Business Case for Sustainability with the emphasis on profiting from the market
shift to sustainability. The program will be held in the Richard H. Rush Auditorium,
Building J on the Edison State College Lee Campus. Check in begins at 8 a.m. and
the program ends at 5 p.m.
"Edison State College is dedicated to responding to our area's workforce develop-
ment needs," said Bill Roshon, dean of professional and technical studies at Edison
State College. "There is a real market evolution towards sustainability issues. We want
to be a resource for area businesses to learn best practices in this emerging business
Cost per person is $45 which includes snacks and lunch. CSI members are $35.
Register on line at www.csifloridasw.org.M
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Phaidra McDermott has earned the
This is a nationally-
recognized certi- 4.
by the National
Realtors. It is held
by less than one
percent of the
agents who sell Phaidra McDermott
resort and second
The program focuses on developing
the knowledge and skill base that real
estate professionals need to specialize
in buying, selling, or managing second
homes in a resort, recreational, and/or
vacation destination and properties for
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A Donor To Do
their dollars into a fund that will sustain
the nonprofit for years to come. Some
donors like to give to current programs
only and have no interest in the long-
term needs of the agency. Providing
choices allows the agency more flex-
ibility in appealing to all types of donors.
Variety in fiscal management is key in
protect ng, preserving, and stewarding
Here are some helpful questions to
ask when you consider donating to a
1) How will my donation be used?
2) Am I willing to allow the nonprofit
to use it "where most needed" and allow
the agency to designate it? Or would I
rather that my donation be used for a
3) Can the nonprofit show me a
recent annual report that explains,
and manadmtent sii nce pm haemati s,
mth sateBdusine teswil find educameednt
Past job fairs have had attendance of
1,200 to 1,500 students looking for
The Edison State College Job Fair will
be held on April 22 from 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. in the lobby of the Barbara B. Mann
Performing Arts Center. Area businesses
may reserve a table for $75.
To reserve a table or to request more
information contact Dr. Kevin Kennedy,
coordinator of career services at 489-
Our email address is
&h Nau citann
J h amnannounced that
Mary Ann O'Keeffe
has joined its real
estate firm on
Sanibel. O'Keeffe (
has been active in L -,
all phases of real
estate on Sanibel .
for the last 20 y'1
years. She is also
an artist, whose Mary Ann O'Keeffe
work has been
viewed and sold around the world.#
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Realty Group, is
has a master's a
degree in business 1
administration and <4
is a Florida certified j
tor.M Tim Drobn
through both audited financial statements
and a narrative, how the agency was a
steward of its donations?
4) Does the nonprofit provide choices
for me to give gifts of cash, stock, IRA
rollover distributions (for those 70 V2z), OY
estate gifts? If not, am I willing to work
wit my financial advisor to facilitate a
For more information about your
favorite island nonprofits, or if you are a
nonprofit seeking assistance with endow-
ment building, please call your commu-
ntTfhoe Godoa N g2 C9 .munity
Foundation of Sanibel-Captiva is a divi-
sion of the Southwest Florida Community
Foundation, which has been support-
ing the communities of Lee, Charlotte,
Collier, Glade, and Hendly counties for
over 33 years. Through 331 endowed
funds, the community foundation has
provided more than $45 million in grants
and scholarships to the communities it
serves. Visit our Web site at www.florida-
Needed For Job
Fair At College
~ dison State College is searching
Sfor area businesses who are hiring
1 employees to participate in a job
fair on the Lee campus.
The Edison State College Job Fair
offers the chance for area employers to
meet over 1,000 college student candi-
dates. The students represent a diverse
population of recruits. Some are looking
for supplemental income while continuing
their education and others are approach-
ing graduation in May.
Edison State has extensive programs
- both associate and baccalaureate level-
in health and education, public safety
F `GCU is holding a half-day workshop titled Highly Effective Motivation
STechniques. This course is designed to provide leaders the information and tools
Sto develop and strengthen their motivation strategies. Participants will learn how
to foster positive relationships within teams to increase productivity and create a high
functioning workforce. Ava Fluty is the instructor for the course, which will be held
from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9 in the Atrium Executive Center,
8695 College Parkway, Suite 1181, Fort Myers.
Participants will learn to:
Adapt management style to the employee's strengths
Create a positive environment for staff to achieve outstanding results
Provide meaningful feedback how much, how often
Use three components of an effective motivation plan
Boost morale when times get rocky and tough
Discover five steps to crystal clear communications skills that leave no room for
The cost is $79. Reserve your seat by contacting Joanne Hartke at 425-3273 or
ISLAND SUN MARCH 5, 2010 27B
n vaion ta cleolect! meeteal susplin eor
dist bouto jt Haii OT itai sc sbeo shiping
with help from Gene Routh, of Pak-n-Ship
of Sanibel. Donations of crutches, walkers,
canes, wheelchairs, braces, prosthetics,
wheelchairs and transfer boards are need-
ed. Items should be brought to the new
Island Therapy Center, located at 2242
Periwinkle Way in the Sanibel Square, from
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday,
until April 16.
The clinic s grand opening will be held
March 10 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., and Tritaik
hopes to collect additional equipment
and tax-deductible donations for Healing
Hands for Haiti at that time as well. Non-
perishable food items will also be accepted
for the FISH food pantn}. Contact Tritaik at
email@example.com or visit www. ,~i c] O
islandtherapycenter.com for details. The
clinic phone number is 395-5858.M Rachel Tritaik
Safety Program For Alzheimer's
The Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer s Resource Center is offering a safety pro-
gram for Alzheimer s caregivers in Lee County. Each Safety Program packet
includes an emergency plan kit and an identification bracelet for the memory-
The center works closely with local law enforcement and emergency workers
throughout Lee County to help train them on how the safety program can assist them
when they respond to an emergency involving the caregiver of an individual with
The center s office is located at 10051 McGregor Boulevard, Suite 101 in Fort
Myers. For more information call 437-3007.M
Medical equipment donations can be dropped off at the new Island Therapy Center in
cal therapist Rachel Tritaik, like many, was deeply concerned. Without
adequate therapy and equipment, the thousands of earthquake survivors
with amputations will face immeasurable challenges if they are unable to walk.
"Close friends of mine, a prosthetist and a fellow physical therapist, will be travel-
ling to Haiti this spring to volunteer with the organization Healing Hands for Haiti.
After providing physical therapy services to many amputees in my career, I know
how important appropriate walking aids are to being independent, so I ve decided
to organize a donation drive for mobility devices," says Tritaik. "Healing Hands for
Haiti has provided rehabilitation services and educational programs in Haiti for 10
years. They operated the only physical rehabilitation clinic in the country, and the
clinic was 80 percent destroyed during the earthquake.
Robin Nunez, RDH
Registered Dental Hygienist
Certified Dental Assistant
Barbara Whitbred, RDH
Registered Dental Hygienist
Debbie Potter, CDA Lilliana Trujillo, RDH
Certified Dental Assistant Registered Dental Hygienist
> DR. CARMEN AUuINo
GENERAL &r COSMETIC DENTISTRY
Local Therapist Organizes
Equipment Donation Drive For Haiti
DR. AU LINO'S
NEWV OFFICE LOCATION
Fort Myers, Florida 33919
(1.5 miles north of former office location)
DR. AULINO'S STAFF:
(239) 395-BODY (2639)
Title Services, Inc.
"You'll Appreciate the Difference"
ISLAND DPH AR MACY
The ONL Y Independently owned Pharmacy on Sanibel
- "e 9 0 nurn c:Acpe esaeD-Df~r6 .atbe
sOUTHWEST FLORIDA DENTAL GROUP
15650 San Carlos Boulevard
David G. Carlton D.D.S. Eric Baxmann D.D.S.
WNew Patients and Emergencies Welcome ~g
SamE F Freck, LCSW, CTS
Individual, Couple, Family & Child Therapy
2340 Periwinkle Way Suite J3 ~ Sanibel, FL 33957 MAl~d VMe~ 5%.,~
Phone: 239.470.0931 firstname.lastname@example.org ~ FL Uicense SW9322
Skin Cancer Detection & Treatment General Dermatology
Associates in Dermatology
8381 Riverwalk Park Blvd, Fort Myers 33919
ISLAND RESIDENT ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS MEDICARE PROVIDER
)@ ICI AAID CIIM hAAAr'LI r 10
Thursd y, March 4, 2 p.m., Gulf
li:ast Villa, 1333So~anta searbar
Thursday, March 18, 2 p.m., Gulf
Coast Village, 1333 Santa Barbara
Biig spaser: a hr i Ridle, elsh red
Island Uitd MM hd st, 7301a Pine
Island Road, Bokeelia, 437-3007.
Co mni HAlt 1A5 ci tn Building,
9 Beth Stacey Road, 437-3007.
Monday, March 22, 10:30 a.m.,
Hope Lutheran Church, 25999 Old 41,
Long Term Care
Support group for families of
nursing home and assisted liv-
ing facility residents will meet
on March 16 at 10 a.m. at the Dubin
Alzheimer's Resource Center, 10051
McGregor Boulevard, Suite 101, Fort
For more information, call 437-
. . )
Resource Center offers monthly
suppsoh d gruup m Utnnt .for care-
Tuesday, March 9, 2 p.m., Senior
Fr 3-dship Centers, 3600 Evans Avenue'
Wednesday, March 10, 9:45 a.m.,
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 9065
Ligon Court, Healthy Eating, Healthy
Living, speaker: Lori Riddle, registered
Wednesday, March 17,10 a.m., Fort
Myers Congregational Church, 8210
College Parkway, 437-3007
Wednesday, March 17, 2:30 p.m.,
Dunbar United Way House, 3511-B Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, 437-
Wednesday, March 24, 1:30 p.m.,
Sanibel Congregational United Church of
Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way, 437-3007.
North Fort Myers
Thursday, March 25, 2 p.m., Pine
Lakes Country Club, 10200 Pine Lakes
East Fort Myers/Alva
Thursday, March 11, 1 p.m., St.
Vincent de Paul Catholic Community,
13031 Palm Beach Boulevard, 437-
Locatedin Hungry Heron Plaza Unit 12
2330 Palm Ridge Road Unit #72 2 i
SanibellIsland, Florida 33957 A
P h 'v r If
Always friendly helpful service
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Desperate Housewives Stalr
To Host Lee Memorial Event
heLee Memorial Health System
Foundation announced that James
Dnton, star of ABC television's
Desperate Housewuives, will make a spe-
cial : e-arachin3Soruthws FORid 30n
p.m. at The Club at Renaissance located
at 12915 Renaissance Way in Fort
Denton, who plays the character of
Mike Delfino on the highly popular show,
lost his mother to breast cancer and is
committed to raising awareness and funds
for cancer programs. Denton has local ties
to Southwest Florida and is lending his
fundraising support to programs and treat-
ments at Lee Memorial Health System's
Regional Cancer Center.
Denton will host the exclusive benefit at
the clubhouse of the Renaissance to help
raise awareness and funds for low-income '
and indigent women's cancer care here in
Southwest Florida. James Denton
Tickets are $200 per person and
include meet and greet with Denton, gourmet buffet dinner, cocktails and dancing to
Ernie Cantu & The Bunche Band. Live and silent auctions items include a luxury trip
to Napa Valley with a stay at the Tuscan-inspired Villagio Inn & Spa and dinner at
famed Redd, show-stopping jewelry from the Judith Ripka collection, items from high-
fashion retailers including Saks Fifth Avenue, Mallie Montgomery and Coach. Also
included will be a gourmet chocolate-making class, and autographed memorabilia from
some of the biggest stars in sports and entertainment.
For reservations call the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation office at 985-
A\Ni ht for
SLife, the third
and show to benefit ,
Organ transplant y
recipients, will take
place on Monday,
March 15 at the
Dinner Theatre in
will entertain with
his Memories of Barry Newman
Gold Show along
. with BJ & Joey: the Kings of Magic.
SThe 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.
574- t c~ket alnd more infc matiOn, all
STransplant Recipients, log onto www.
the latest information in understandable,
practical and applicable ways to manage
Among other things, you will learn
about the three groups most vulnerable to
illness and disease from stress; techniques
that channel stress energy through relax-
ing; and releasing it to protect you from
the ravages of stress.
Reservations are not required. For
more information, call 573-5720.0
2010 is your year to achieve
your weight loss goals
Ann Kurn, Nurse Practitioner
Complimentary Pastic Surgey Consultation in Collaboration
wthp DrRobert Mandraccia, Board Certified Plastic Surgelon .--~g~
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Night For Life
ISMOFC h 1 5
is doing to you? Is it partly or
significantly responsible for your
diabetes or weight gain?
Lee Health Solutions, a part of Lee
Memorial Health System, will present
Jacquelyn Ferguson who will provide
IMPACT WINDOWS & DOORS/GLASS
Stevens & Sons Glass
Replacement Impact Windows & Sliding Doors,
Mirrors, Tub & Shower Enclosures, Store Fronts,
Porch Enclosures, French Doors, Plate Glass
Specialists in impact condo complex replacement
2416 Palm Ridge Road Phone: (239) 472-0032
Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Fax: (239) 472-0680
TREE & LAWN CARE
*iJesus Hernandez W
Licensed 8c Insured *Free Estimates
Landscaping Tree Service Stump Grinding
Landscape Design Ponds Waterfall Installations
Landscape Refurbishing Pepper Clearing
12 years serving San-Cap e& Fr. Myers
Take care of your HEALTH first!
DEBORA~H D M~eWCONNLL
Liscensed Massage Therapist MA32499 MMi6355
Island Chiropractic Center
2400 Palm Ridge Road C-3
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
FSMTA State LMT of The Year
Massage in a professional setting
FULL SERVICE SALON & MASTER BARBER
30B ISLAND SUN MARCH 5, 2010
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CThe Hunr In Lee n9YOO DU U
Taking the place of the regular nightly meal, Little Caesars Pizza cooked over 60
pizzas and served 200 individuals that came to The Salvation Army to dine last Friday.
"We are so thankful to the local franchise owner, Jim Addis and the company regional
offices for donating all the food and labor cost to help in our Meals with Compassion
program. We welcome other businesses, restaurants and churches who would like to
support our feeding program. Just taking a night or two a year to furnish a meal or a
donation to sponsor a meal would allow us to continue to feed individuals and families
in need," said Major Arthur Penhale, commanding officer for The Salvation Army.
Since 1972, the nightly meal program, Meals With Compassion, has been serving
a hot meal to anyone who is hungry in Lee County. Last year alone, The Army served
over 24,000 nightly meals. The increases have been staggering. The Salvation Army
has seen a 220 percent increase in meals served since 2001 and 80 percent of this
increase has been in the last two years.
The food service programs (emergency food pantry and Meals with Compassion)
at The Salvation Army are positioned as a point of entry for individuals and families.
Once the immediate needs are met, the staff begins to address the underlying issues
that have forced people to seek assistance. The Salvation Army helps dinner guests by
connecting them to additional programs and resources both through their agency and
their community's fellow service providers.
The Army's other food service program is the emergency food pantry. Its exis-
tence has been in the community since 1969. This program too, has seen staggering
increases. Since 2007, the food pantry has given out 60 percent more food to those
in need. In 2009, over 48,000 grocery orders were filled at the pantry which resulted
in over 436,000 meals to neighbors in need.
The Salvation Army needs the help from businesses, restaurants or churches.
Partnering with those that can help provide food gives The Salvation Army that much
more staying power to help the thousands that are coming in need of assistance. If
you or your business can help with a night of feeding for the Meals of Compassion
program call The Salvation Army at 278-1551.4
Share your community news with us.
Call 1395-1213, Fax: 395-2299
or email email@example.com
Volunteers at The Salvation Army's Meals With Compassion serving pizza from The Little
Caesars Love Kitchen
on Friday. Sprawled across on both sides of the massive truck were pepperoni
pizzas, the words Love Kitchen and the important phrase, Serving To Make a
HOME BUILDING & REMODELING
,rr .15560 McSreor ld(rnosPa)
TILE & STONE INSTALLATION
Installation of Tile & Stone
New Construction and Remodeling
Over 40 yrs. experience in area
Excellent References upon request
Sanibel License #53-14475
IMPACT WINDOWS & DOORS/GLASS
"SWFL Window and Door Specialist"
Licensed & Insured
Windows Plus SCC131150832
PGT Windows & Doors Phone: 239-267-5858
10831 Sunset Plaza Circle, Unit 107
Fort Myers, FL 33908 Fax: 239-267-7855
E-rnail: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 239-872-0709
Oo hower Tie Workl Estrlaborn Ul
laterior Trim & Mo~ldings
"" (239) 738 -2329 I.L
POOL SERVICE & REPAIR
Islands Premier Pool Service
Professional Weekly Service
Fast Expert Equipment
De -EndRepair and Replacement
Pool Service Gulfstream Pool Heaters
25 years experience Lic # CPC1457386
"YES WE DO THAT"
[ WOOD ROT REPAIR J DECKING [ ROOF REPAIRS
;"WINDOW & DOOR REPAIR /INTERIOR & EXTERIOR CARPENTRY
SCREENS SOFFIT & FASCIA / DRY WALL REPAIR
CALL JEFF BERGER AT 239-265-2827
L k=.au a r ksas74
CU~tom Homes & Rmodeing Specialists
you can dream up.
239 454 5699
KersCoopr An blaml Ikam 5mes IM2* eense & CBCI255742
Remodeling B Capervat"S K'tchen. ~
Award Winning Design & Construction Services
Kitchens Baths Additions Decks Complete Renovations.
Local Islander owned and operated to serve you!
Come vist our New Design Center and Kitchen Showrroom located at
975 Rabbit Road next to Doc Fords &sSamtbel itness Center
Jonathan Tongyai -State Certified GeneralContractor CGC1508056
NKBA Certified Kitchen Designer NARI Certified Remodeler
CUSTOM RESIDENTIAL RENOVATIONS
SIL BARONE CBC1254707
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RESIDENTIAL & CONDOMINIUM RENOVATIONS
VISIT OUR NEW
KITCHEN & BATH SHOWROOM
3047 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach
Touch Scree nPomntsCf-Sale Systems for Restaurants
On-Island 24/7 Support
Call for Free Quote
We Are Affordable and We Barter
Many Happy Island Restaurants
DRAPERY/WINDOW BLIND CLEANING & REPAIR
CERTIFIED TECHNICIANS ,
WINDOW BLIND CLEANING & REPAIR
We Conse To You!
"Big or Srnall, Ye Renovate It ALL!"
Kitchen Bath Studios Garages *
HWorkout, sewin o ecsra t rooms *
Attics Driveways Wine cellars *
Greenhouses Decks *
CALL RANDY (239) 671-4603
145"ooial Bld. Fr Mers FL 3307
..."Ask About OurRental Ready & Sale Ready Programs "
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services 533-7387 (LEE-PETS). If you
are inquiring about a pet you have seen
online, please have the animal ID number
ready for faster assistance.M
Our email address is
preSS iSlandsunnews .com
The reduced adoption fee still includes
the complete package of services consist-
ing of sterilization, age appropriate vac-
cinations, county license, microchip ID,
worming, flea treatment, a heartworm
test for dogs, feline AIDS and leukemia
test for cats, 10-day health guarantee,
and a bag of Hill's Science Diet dog or
cat food. The adoption package is valued
at over $500 and that s no blarney.
Finding the perfect companion some-
times takes a little luck. Finding someone
who loves you unconditionally though is
priceless. To find your perfect compan-
ion, visit Animal Services' shelter at 5600
Banner Drive, Fort Myers next to the
Lee County Sheriff's Office off Six Mile
Cypress Parkway. Those who would like
a peek at how lucky they could be may
view the Web site at www.LeeLostPets.
com first. All pets available for adoption
are featured online with a personal bio.
Information is automatically updated
For more information about pets for
adoption or any LCDAS programs and
Phone (239) 267-8405
License # 0707041
Pet Ad pt O I
Are you feeling lucky? You can find
more than a pot of gold at Lee
C county Domestic Animal Services
(LCDAS) this March. In fact, you could
find your next best friend, unconditional
love, or a companion for life. All month
long adopters will receive $20 off the
regular adoption fee for all pets plus a
complimentary green T-shirt.
*Custom Home Building | Remodels
*Design Service Available Sanibel Owned & Operated
Office Phone &Fax Joseph Millstic. #CBC058789
239-472-6711 William Mills Lic. #cBco58788
RESI DE NTIAL/COMM ERCIAL CLEAN ING
ANA HAMILTON SERVICES
Residential & Commercial
Serving the Lee Island Coast
for over 18 years
Lic # S10-14929
REMODELING, RENOVATION & REPAIR
SPECIALIZING IN THE 3"R"S OFHOMEIMPROVrEMENT:..
"(REMODELING, RENOVATING &r REPAIRING
YOUR PIECE OF PARAD15E~
(199) 472-o828 OR (2~3) 458-o828
LICENSED AND INSURED
904 Lindgren Blvd.
5i; r~Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Ph: 239-395-0978 /1-800-473-6019
Products: www. marykay.com/mbutcher
New Mineral Powder Line!
MAGGIE BUTCHER Cre nomto vlbe
Gif ideas available
COM PUTE RS/TECH NOLOGY
L~Ifeli Sound Flawrless Video
Dylraudio 88111 Fil.nce Esient L ned
Z~l)IS Philmilo C bstallaton
Soland & Inages Likce Youtl Always Wanied
29t Pmain rlsp a wwwze~btsWxx 385-9524
CookC 8 Som, Inc.
Kitchen Baths Carpet Tile Hardwood
Concrete Restoration Water Proofing
Stucco Plumbing Electrical
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LET'S GO FISHIN'
Fishing Charters Shelling Sightseeing
Captain La mar Williams
CAPT IVA IS LAN D
LICENSED & INSURED
Complete line of quality upholstery work by European Craftsman
We work with the finest imlported silk; satin, damask brocades, velvets,
hand-loomed crewel, embroidered tapestries from Italy, .. .. & India.
Residential &Commercial Painlng
Wallpaper Hangig owrWsing
S P Faux Finishing
* Licensed & Insured
395-3928 Cell: 841-4302
With your contract
a donation to your
favorite charity will be made.
QUALITY WITHOUT QUESTION
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
RES ID ENTIAL
DECORATIVE FAUX PAINTING
"Since 1986Ron is still on the job
satisfyling his Sanibel and Captiva customers."
Visit our gallery of pictures at
www.rtonsp painting. co n
Cmlmn nar 8 bite *2 1nue
IMPACT WINDOWS & DOORS
All Island Glass & Aluminum, Inc.
17691 Summerlin Rd. Ft. Myers, FL 33908
SAhNBE LICENSE S2-11914
Kim Santy island resident)
k Full Service Lawn & Garden Maintenance
-k Landscape Design and Installations
A KOI Ponds and Water Falls
A Natural and Block Retaining walls
To advertise in the
NEW HOMES, REMODELING & ADDITIONS
*New Homes Remodeling
P.O. Box 143 Phone: 239-472-2601
Sanibel Island, FL Fax: 239-472-6506
2 Nice Guys, Inc.
fc to ~custm dcks...
your11 v'IScon trII Ccm1e t7 Ilfe!
Also Door & EZ/ndo~~ n sians
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Delivery, Grading, Site Prep
CUSTOM HOME BUILDER
Custom Home Builders. Inc.
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ISLANDv HOME SERVICE
Tel. (239) 472 5247
For the top nutritional,
weight loss & skin care products got to:
Brenda Biddle Independent Distributor
sa mvan na h @comcast.net o r 239-849-9593
181 ArND stIN MnAix'El 5 9101 33B
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I~X A ulrl service contractor
UdI Cae SO de ptO a
Voted "Best of the Islands"
CONSTRUCTION CO 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003
Michael J. Valiquette Iland Resident Lic. #CGC056909
GENERAL CONTRACTOR Hurricane Protection Consultant
(2 39)472-02 00
chSANIBEL CREATIVE TILE CO.
1Celebrating our 30th ya
on Sanibel & Cap~tiva
Lic. & Ins. Tile, Marble, Stone, with
TemOdels &r repairs A Specialty!
CO your door!~il 4 2 85
CONTRACTING & CONSULTING
NOW COnstruction / Remodel / Consulting
P.O. Box 494, Sanibel, FL 33957
Email: blbissl email@example.com
Lee County Resident Since 1970
34B ISLAND SUN MARCH 5, 2010
Light Tacktle Sport Fishing
Tarpon Snook Recifish & More
CAPT. MATT MTITCHLL
www. captmatt mitchell. co m
C: (239) 340-8651
Reiki Sessions for Deep Relaxation,
Stress Relief, Healing and Wellness
Balances & Increases Energy Flow
Reiki I, II, & IllTraining
Learn to do Reiki on yourself and
others in just a few hours.
10% o F Wih Ths Ad Seasonal Resident
Cell: 717-433-8981 Email: ReikiAmy@comcast.net
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Complete Landscaping Maintenance
*Lawn Care Landscape Trimming &r Pruning
*Fertilization Weed Maintenance Mulch Applications
*Property Clean up
HELP WAN IEL)
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.
Re newa I--
Han dym an '
(Carpentry, maintenance toilets faucets, ceiling fans, sling doom, etc)
768-0569 orcell 464-6460
RS 11/14 MTFN
Computer repair, setup, file recover & troubleshoot
ina for home or office. 15 year |%land resident.
Guaranteed work & low rates. Call Justin at
677-0226 or email at]Istrauss3@yahoo.com
While you are away by
retired architect, Sanibel resident.
SR 9/30 DTFN
COMPANION SE RVIC E
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.
On Island Free Estimates.
Over 15 Years Experience
Offering Professional Upholstery Services,
LyLma MacnCdla y.no o t9el8 7 92
Interior Windows *Carpet Cleaning
SR 11/13 N TFN
PERSONAL HOME CARE
Assist with transportation, meals,cleaning,
home/caromai tna nd.Exce lent organiza-
AvaIIll Lis 21 k47e-nds
RS 10/23 BTFN
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
BOAl CANOl KAYAKS
Hourly, Daily, Weekly
and Monthl .
Captiva Island 472-5800
BOAT STORAGE FOR RENT
10x12x3 nGROUND LEVEhLDrybDock
(Next to Sanibel Bridges)
Unlimited In/Out Privileges 7 days/week
Complete Boat WashlEngine 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
ELECTRIC GOLF CAR
2002 Gem car: Street permissible under
has51imhpt Ea~iiphpts h r, tun ignl ,esat
belts & more. 1640 miles. Asking $3,495.
941-429-1774 (North Port)
RS 3/5M 3/5
MISC. FOR SAl 1
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 dfic~e c~h r6$15
RS 2/5 NTFN
SCHWINN AIRDYNE UPRIGHT EXERCISE Bike.
Heat ate Monitor, Time, Distance, Calories. $200.
WA|\| |0 BlJY
SPORTS CARD COLLECTORS
Seeking sports card collectors on Sanibel
and Captiva looking to sell their collections.
Call Jim at 239-989-6209.
SR 2/26M 3/5
ES| AlE SA| ES
Unique Sslr JeNDESTyAt E in~sEWicker,
More. Pick-Up & Donations can benefit lo-
cal charities. Lee County residents get 25%
off most items wlad! Cash item only! 2431
RS 2/5V TFN
1-IC IICIOU S NAMI-
1, HELLE MUNK-MASDEN of Helle's
Cleaning Services, am going to register
a ficticious name for "Helle's Cleaning
SR 31 6
ISLAND SUN MARCH 5, 2010 35B
We are currently seeking applicants
Crefor sev ralnvolunteer positions,
Cage Cleaner, Gopher Tortoise Grazer, Patient
Diver, "^dgenactoResponseV Tnspon ter,
positons 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-sensltwe trining Is Involved in all of our patient-care. We do
ask our volunteers to make a senace commitment of 3 consecutive
months per year withaminimum of3-S hours per week
SR9/5 N TFN
BP Station on Sanibel. Full-time manager.
Must have mechanical and computer
knowledge and enjoy dealing with the
public. Sales experience a plus. Salary
$35,000. Fax resume to 239-472-1878.
HE LP WAN TED
Valhalla Gift Shop. Full or Part Time.
Apply in person.
BEACH HOUSE SWIMWEAR on Captiva
n aha 12.s Eerestgc 5nhd in rrewt
in learning how to sell swimwear?
Call Peggy 239-395-5383 or apply online
jobs@aqua beachwear. com.
SR 3/5 BTFN
HE LP WANTED
West Wind Inn
Night Auditor 11 pm to 7 am Shift.
Full and PIT positions available.
Call Bob or David @ 239-472-1541.
RS 3/5V 3/5
Host for lunch and dinner at The Mucky
CDaulck39Me ls an~d tl omlqnspa i.n
mornings before 11 a.m., ask for Joy or Ellen.
SANIBEL SCOOP NOW HIRING
Part time positions available.
Apply in person at
2411 Periwinkle Way
or call 472-9866.
Ask for Brittany.
RS 3/5 M 3/5
SAN IBEL HOME
WATCH SE RVICE
Retired Police Captain
Lives on Sanibel
SR 3/5 BTFN
Trouble shooting your computer
Both Hardware and Software
Services in many languages
English, Scandinavian, German and even
in Polish. Repairing PC & MACIApple.
When was th~e last time you
Contact Thomas Figura 239-297-9746
MURALISTIARTIST FRANK RA0
Unique Faux/Old World Designs for home/
office. Free hand themed Murals Finshes-
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SR 11/13 BTFN
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SR 3/5 M 3/5
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36B ISLAND SUN MARCH 5, 2010
OPEN HOUSE DATES
Friday 3/5 12-4: 534 Piedmont Rd (off Casa
Yi- 1 is .. .. beach charmer $439,000
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RS 11/27 N TFN
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pavers, 3rd floor office, 1763 sq.ft.
Mc :4e:910 099
SR 8/6 N TFN
SALLY'S TOP PICKS
*BLIND PASS. 2/2 POOLSIDE. GORGEOUS
UPDATED KITCH EN & BATHS $525,000
*SUNDIAL RESORT 2/2 BEACH VIEW.
GREAT RENTAL INCOME. $644,000
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LOFT. SUNSETS INCLUDED! $2,450,000
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SR 2/12 B 3/26
CONDO FOR SALE
Two bed/twvo bath unfurnished ground
floor condo, close to Sanibel and
Fort My rs Bac~h $795,000.
SR 10/9N TFN
SR 1/29 BTFN
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This Island piling home offers 4 bed/3 baths, is
updated, and offers great views of Preserve and a
Short walk to teh beach $2,1001mo.
DUPLEX IN THE AIR
This 2 bedroom/1 bath UF duplex offers screened
porch, wid, views over water to Preserve.
This piling duplex is a must see. $950/mo
ACROSS FROM BEACH
This 3 bedroom/2 bath UF private home sits at end
of cul-de-sac and overlooks lake to preserve. No
street traffic here! This property is ground level,
offering up ted kitchen, baths upgraded s rene
to beach. $2,0001mo.
ThIsagroun rehvelt akle ooter sr nVd y a .
Unfurnished. Yard care included. $9501mo.
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 Ofo your private viewing. $3,5001mo.
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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, LRIDR, UF
ground level home in quiet neighborhood w/ large
one car garage. Renovated, corian counters and ter-
raza a fooprilarge 4bac kprdu Itck .P2 6o
SR 12/25 BTFN
CUSTOM HOME, PRIVATE, river view, guest loftwith
Sun porch, pool, tennis, beach. No smoking or pets.
0vial 8 thly beginning April. 405-210-2341 or
BEAUTIFUL HOME OFF SO. McGregor. $1,2001
mo. 2br/2balden/2car. Granite, wood cabinets, tile,
screened lanai, eat-in kitchen. No pets. Security
$1,200. 239-357-17 S219 /
BEAUTIFUL GATED TOWNHOUS E $590. 2br/1.5ba
off College Parkway. Close to shopping, beaches,
Sanibel. New tile throughout. WID. Screened patio.
New alc. No pets. Security9$625. 239-357-1700
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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 B TFN
SANIBEL ARMS 2/2
First noor condo, completely redone -
November 2005. TVs/DVDs, internet, pooll
clubhouse. Just a few steps to beach.
Rent absolutely gorgeous 3BR/3BA remod-
eled duplex in Dunes with sweeping golf
course views and granite, marble, tile, pay-
efS, 3rd floor office, 1763 sq.ft. $4,000 for
March, $3,000 for April. Call Jean Johnson
at 703-548-0545. Time frame negotiable.
SR 3/7 VTFN
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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 LEASEl
PURCHASE ON SANIBEL
Three bedroom, two bath piling home
Vit hawcoei t teastoen fl sd o
garage, bright and alry 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
LOVELY SANIBEL CANAL HOME
Watershadows, direct gulf access, new
dock, 3-bd/2-bath, walk to Bay.
Available May 1. $2,195/month.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-356-5646
RS 2/5 V3/19
Two bed/ twvo bath unfurnished ground
floor condo off Kelly Road. Close to Sanibel
and Fort Myers Beach. Annual lease
$875/mo. Six month lease also avall.
Pets under 25 Ibs. OK. Call 851-3506.
SR 1/29 NTFN
CONDO NEAR EDISON MALL
2BA 2BA. Almost all new appliances &
flooring. Furnished. 4-6 weeks immediately.
$350-400. Seniors, gentile, quiet.
Also ar IFle$ 4 00. a 1203 7-589
3BR/2BA with LRIDRIFamily Room,
screened lanai wlmagnificent pool area.
New kitchen/ baths wlgranite, Marble
FP-Many extras. 2-car garage.
Deposits required/Pets considered.
$1,650 per month includes yard/pool care.
RS 3/5 M 3/5
Davis Road area, closest to Sanibel,
2BD/1-1/2 BA townhouse with pool.
Ne Oa lian es,ucomplet~edm 30mcorted.
SR 3/5 M 3/5
TURN KEY OFFICE SPACE
Central location -1630 Periwinkle Way. Furnished
office including a Reception area and kitchen facil-
ity. Recently designer decorated. Suite B-1072.6
sq.ft. @$15 per sq.ft. Plus CAM.
Call 239-985-0033 or 940-7823.
Architecturally designed real estate office
on Periwinkle with 7-12 private offices
depending on configuration. Freshly
painted, new loor 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! Cal Lisa at 239-472-2792
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.
Call 239-283- 581
OF FICE 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 FaxBis 212-371-2290
PRIME PERIWINKLE FRONTAGE! 1,000 sq ft
perfect for retail, office, other Hardwood floors -
beautiful! Ample parking, no cam fees!
RS 7 31 A TFN
nised. Manate &ters arA neg rs.
4 months $9,600, 6 months $13,600.
2010 -2011 Season.
ANNUAl /SI-ASONAl RI-N Al
2 BR 2 BA lst floor corner unit on canal. Free boat
dock. Fishing, lanai, pool, steps to beach. Interior
& furnishings new Jan 2006. Weekly/monthlylsea-
sonal. Call owner 419-566-8670.
ANNUAL OR SEASONAL RENTAL
Sanibel 2BR/2BA- Furnished, Central A/C,
Wet Bar, Vaulted Ceilin s, Direct TV, Internet,
Pool, Screened Lanai, Garage. Call 954-605-
3325 or 800-61 8-3325 for details.
G ULF HARB0 UR 2BR/2BA
Lovely furnished condo on golf course
wllake views. Carport, storage, pool, cable,
large TV. Flexible lease term, available
in April, no pets, reasonable rent.
RS 2/26 V 3/5
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RS 2/26 V 3/5
Walk to beach Near causeway
2-1 completely remodeled.
Deck, new kitchen, bath and tile.
Feb-$3,500, March-$3,700, April-$3,000
REC ENT LY AVAI LAB LE
Lovely 3BD/2BA ground level pool home
on Dunes golf course now available
March, April or June. Pet friendly.
Discounted rate. Call now, 1-877-307-7467
or email email@example.com.
SR 2/12V 3/5
NEAR BEACH PRIVATE HOME
3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH
bedroom, bath Home with heated pool,
in quiet Sanibel neighborhood. Seasonal
and monthly rentals. 239-472-0692 or
SR 12/25 P10/1
PRIME COMMERCIAL/0FFICE 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.
RETAIL OR OFFICE SPACE
East End of Sanibel
Call 239-472-0121 or 239-410-2553
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CALLING CARD 239-395-1213
Emergency.. ......... . .. . .. .. .. . .. . . .911
Sanibel Police ......... . . .. .... . . .. .. .472-3111
Lee County Sheriff's Office .. .. .. .. .. . .. ... .. .. .. .. 477-1 200
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
aomunmit~y Housn and Resources . . . . . ..4218
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........ ............ 4253
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
Gl ou )t I t on .......... ... ...... 997 1619717
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
CRO I ini For Te aore & eaiitatit of Wildlife) . . 7-34
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
PAWS ................ ................ 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
(MIOAA, Alex MlacKenzie). . . . . . . .. .. .. .. .. 395-9232
The Sanibel Rocks Association. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. email@example.com
United Way of Lee County ................... ............. 433-2000
United Way 211 Helpline......(24 hour information line) 211 or 433-3900
Zonta Club ................ .. ...................671-6381
Bailey-Mlatthews 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
38B ISLAND SUN MARCH 5, 2010
M arch Adoption Special: Find Your
I Lucky Charm!
Are you feeling lucky? You
can find more than a pot of gold at Lee
County Domestic Animal Services this
March. In fact, you could find your next
best friend, unconditional love, or a com-
panion for life. All month long adopters
will receive $20 off the regular adoption
fee for all pets plus a compliment y
green t-shirt! The reduced adoption fee
will still include the complete package of
Hi, I'm Molly. Do you remember a dog
and her eight puppies that were rescued
by Animal Services from a culvert? Talk
about lucky! We certainly were and now
that we have spent the last five weeks in
foster care we re ready for new homes. I
could be the perfect companion for you.
I'ma small to medium size dog. My foster
mom says I am very well behaved plus a
real lover and lap dog. Won t you come
visit me so we can both get lucky?
Adoption fee is $55 ($20 off the regu-
lar adoption fee of $75 during the March
Find Your Lucky Charm adoption special).
My name is Alicia. Can you believe a
gorgeous independent girl like me ended
up lost? Being homeless is no fun but
I think my luck could be changing. I'd
prefer to be in a one-pet household and I
love to be petted. I would make a perfect
lap cat for some lucky person. My favorite
things are catnip, laser lights and fishy cat
Adoption fee is $30 during the Find
Your Lucky Charm adoption special).
peFor i ai3n 7 Lo~ut th sT og k
on to Animal Services' Web 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 avail-
The shelter is open for adoptions from
11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 5600 Banner
Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County
Sheriiffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress
All adoptions include spay/neuter sur-
gery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies
vaccination and county license if three
months or older, flea treatment, worming,
heartworm test for dogs six months and
over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for
cats, training DVD, 10-day health guaran-
tee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food.
The adoption package is valued at
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Sanibel & Captiva Islands
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Mariner Pointe 2-bedrm condo
w/the bay just outside this
glassed lanai $549.9K
Canal-side 2 bedrm w/
dockage & this view at
Stunning ~4000 sq. ft. beach-
front 3 bedrm w/den at
Sanibel Siesta income-
producing 2 bedrm wlgarage
& 2 balconies $524K
Remodeled Loggerhead Cay
gulf-view 2-bedrm condo
Bay-front top-floor 2 bedrm w/
boating, JUST REDUCED TO
Gulf-front like-new resort
condo netting $30-36K/yr
Pointe Santo 2 bedrm w/new
kitchen, updated baths, &
outstanding income $849K
Top-floor Gulfside Place w/this
view, updated kitchen & baths
Kings Crown 3 bedrm w/
income & view of the beach
Direct bay-front Mariner
Pointe corner 2 bedrm on 2nd
floor $399K furnished
Easy-living 1st floor 1 bedrm
at Captains Walk w/carport
$199.9K partly furnished
Oceans Reach beach-front
walk-out near pool & wlgreat
income $699K furnished
Affordable condo at Colony
Resort, w/income, & near this
beach walk $194K
"Seagrass Cottage" has
sunny pool & rental income
Captains Walk 2 bedrm
washer/dryer too $334K
Updated olde-FL-style home in
Sanibel Place, near pool &
Lowest price for a Mariner
Pointe 2-bedrm water-view
condo $305K furnished
~3500 sq. ft. under air w/ salt-
water pool, near Beachview
golf & tennis, & gulf $1.495M
Double-sized parcel ready for single-family pool home near Sanibel School & Rec Center in Belle Meade on Belding Dr--$224K
Almost 1/2 acre overlooking Brightwater lake on Tiree Circle cul-de-sac & close to West Gulf Dr beach access--$299.9K
One of the last vacant lots in The Dunes golf & tennis community, community has East Gulf Dr beach path too--$399K
Chance to build in Island Woods, olde-FL-style home community wlpool & tennis, lot on Farm Trail--$325K
Wooded fairway-view lot close to end of the Baltusrol cul-de-sac in The Sanctuary golf & tennis community--$299K
Over 1/2 acre on the Umbrella Pool Rd cul-de-sac in Sanibel Bayous, short walk to Clam Bayou & Bowman's Beach $449K
I~ Lot in Sanibel River Estates with western exposure & handy to community beach access at end of the street--$249K
Near-beach well-maintained & Almost 1/2 acre tucked away on sandy Olga Ave, just off East Gulf Dr, very near beach--$349K owner may finance
updated ground-level roomy JUST REDUCED 1/2+acre lot w/convenient beach path behind, pool, & tennis up the street, in exclusive Seaspray--NOW $599K
3-bedrm pool home $449.9K Shell Harbor sea-walled deepwater-access lot wlpatio dock on Limpet Dr, wide canal view, close to bay & marina--$995K
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18-year island resident
San/bel real estate Is moving!
Sales are DOUBLE what they were last year at this Ume!
Did you know...in Jan/Feb 2009 just 2 lots, 7 condos, & 9 homes sold.
This year (thru 2/27): 4 lots, 12 condos, & 20 homes have sold.
Another 22 condos & 27 homes are under contract.
Just-remodeled Spanish Cay
water-view 2-bedrm end-unit
3-bedrm Pointe Santo condo
wllong view to this beach plus
income $999K furnished
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