Island sun
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Title: Island sun
Uniform Title: Island sun (Sanibel, Fla.)
Physical Description: v. : ill. (some col.) ; 36 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Lorin Visek & Ken Rasi
Place of Publication: Sanibel, Fla
Sanibel, Fla
Publication Date: 02-17-2012
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sanibel (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Captiva (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Lee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Lee -- Sanibel
United States of America -- Florida -- Lee -- Captiva
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (July 2, 1993)-
General Note: "Sanibel and Captiva Islands."
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FEBRUARY SUNRISE/SUNSET: 7:03 6:21 7:03 6:22 7:02 6:23 7:01 6:23 7:00 6:24 6:59 6:25 6:58 6:25 VOL. 19, NO. 34 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA FEBRUARY 17, 2012 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands Read Us Online at IslandSunNews.com A ASECTIONSaddle Up For Das Barbec At Herb Strauss Theater Das Barbec, a new musical comedy making its Southwest Florida debut, takes the stage in March at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way. Das Barbec runs Friday, February 17 through Saturday, March 17, Monday through Saturday. There is an opening night reception at 7 p.m. February 17. All shows begin at 8 p.m., with a special matinee performance Wednesday, March 7, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $42 for adults and $20 for children. Tickets are available online through the BIG ARTS website. You dont have to love opera to revel in the sheer hilarity and fun of Das Barbec. continued on page 35 Lara Hayhurst, Anne Chamberlain, Trey Compton, Cheyenne Nelson, and Robby May photo by Nick Adams Photography Riders In The Sky Head To BIG ARTSSinging cowboy comedians Riders in the Sky will take the stage Saturday, February 18 at 8 p.m. in BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall, 900 Dunlop Road. Tickets are $42 General, $47 loge and $15 child. Known for their rich blend of Western harmony and unique sense of humor, Riders in the Sky is a two-time Grammy Award-winning group that has captivated audiences of all ages across the country for more than three decades, in more than 6,000 concerts. The group has made 700 separate appearances at Nashvilles Grande Ole Opry and is best known to younger audiences for their performance of Woodys Roundup in Toy Story 2. Riders are keepers of the flame passed on by Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, and have continued on page 35 Riders in the SkyJoin The Group This Friday For Largest Treasure Hunt On Sanibel Shellabration! 2012 kicks off with a mass Sanibel Stoop on Bowmans Beach this Friday, February 17 at 10 a.m. The goal is to break the record of 250 people in the Largest Treasure Hunt cagetory in the Guinness Book of World continued on page 10 Back from left: Tom Sharbaugh, Melissa Congress, Cindy Crocker, Yvonne St. Claire, Linda Danner and Marge Meek; front from left: Barbara Cline and Teresa Riska-Hall Shellabration! 2012 Gala This SundayThe Shellabration! 2012 Gala will be held at The Sanctuary Golf Club on Sunday, February 19. The Community House is hosting the evening to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Sanibel Shell Fair and Show. Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails and hors doeuvres, followed by dinner and dancing.continued on page 10 Tom TirattoSanibel Uncorked Winter Wine FestivalEveryone is invited to share in an evening of wine, music and fun at the 2012 Sanibel Uncorked Winter Wine Festival, being held on Wednesday, February 22 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Lily & Company Jewelry Gallery, 520 Tarpon Bay Road. This popular charitable event to benefit childrens needs (cancer care, scholarships, etc.) is presented by the Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club for the fourth year. Local wine distributers will select and provide a bevy of fine wines for sampling during the festival proceedings and also will have wines available in the silent auction. Distributers participating so far will include Johnson Brothers, Southern Wine and Spirits, Republic National, Premier Beverages and Calipari Imports. A cooking demonstration with complementary wine pairing will be presented by Chef Karl Hamme of Baileys Catering and Prepared Foods Department. Hors doeuvres and music will accompany the silent auction. continued on page 16


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 20122 Appreciation Party Honors Sponsors For Its In The BagThe Sanibel Historical Museum & Village hosted a Sponsor Appreciation Party at the Sanibel home of Dottie and Ed Miller. The event honored the businesses and individuals that are underwriting and supporting the Villages Its In The Bag fundraiser on Tuesday, February 21. Sponsors from our business community include Master Sponsor Baileys General Store; Gold Sponsors The Sanctuary Golf Club, The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille; and Silver Sponsors Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. and Sanibel Captiva Community Bank. Individual Gold Sponsors are Linda and Wayne Boyd, Barbara and Denny Jones, Dottie and Ed Miller, D. Suzi Osher and Roberta and Philip Puschel. Individual Silver Sponsors are Ginny and Bud Albertson, Catherine and Ed Anderson, Gail and Bill Bachman, Aaron Cohen and Dorothy Donaldson, Gail and Roland Garlinghouse, Mardi and Bill Glenn, Elise and Allan Hall, Lynn and John Muskoff, Julie and Tim ONeill, Nancy and Chip Roach, Jean and Dick Turney and Judy and Larry Yenkole. Individual Bronze Sponsors are Linda and Jim Best, Sue and William Breda, Mary and Ray Buck, Connie and Pete Bukowick, Jill and Gordon Coughlin, Linda Drasnin, Sally and Jim Duffy, Sandy McCartney Ehlers, Patricia and Matthew Fannon, Mariel and Porter Goss, Jan and Pete Halliday, Jo and Gene Hardy, Wanda Malone, Nancy and Dick McNeill, Edie and Brian McTernan, Gayle and Wayne Pence, Shirley and Joe Smaha, Jacqui and Howard Tooter, Shirley and Dan Valentine, Gerry and Rod Verblaauw, Patsy and Hubie Whitaker, Penny and Randy Wilkinson, and Blair Wyatt and Dennis Berry. The Sanibel Historical Museum & Village appreciates the above mentioned sponsors and gives them many thanks for their support. Lynn and John Muskoff with Pete and Jan Halliday Nancy and Chip Roach, Shirley Jewell and Carol Brodersen Shirley Valentine, Gerry Verblaauw, Craig Holston and Wanda Malone Denny Jones, Dottie Miller, Philip Puschel, Barbara Jones, Roberta Puschel and Ed Miller A Sanctuary of Art in The Village Shops 2340 Periwinkle Way #B3, Sanibel, Florida 33957 239-472-3386Monday Saturday 10:30 to 5:00 www.watsonmacraegallery.com Voted Best of the Islands 2011 New Exhibit!FEATURING THE BEST IN:Fine Art Glass Ceramics Artist Jewelry Home AccentsHOLLIS JEFFCOATRECENT WORK:Aqua JourneyInternationally Celebrated PainterFebruary 14th March 10th, 2012


Meet world-renowned jewelry designers Enjoy a magnicent collection of rare diamonds, South Sea pearls, brilliant gemstones and ne Swiss timepieces.Entertainment, cocktails and festive hors doeuvres Mardi Gras style. A Link Chimento Ethos Gumuchian Ivanka Trump Collection Jenny Perl Marco Bicego Norman Silverman Roberto Coin Yvel 3 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 2012


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 20124 Whats Happening At The House In 2012 Telephone: (239) 472-2155info@sanibelcommunityhouse.net 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 UPCOMING EVENTSCALL NOW TO ASSURE YOUR RESERVATION!SHELLABRATION 2012February 17 March 4Sanibel StoopFebruary 17th, 10 am at Bowmans BeachGalaFebruary 19th, 5:30 pm at Sanctuary $125Fashion ShowFebruary 27th, 11 am at Sanctuary $35Shell Fair and ShowMarch 1st 3rd Open 9 am Shows on Grounds Free Inside house $3 donationIce Cream Social and PerformanceMarch 4th Rusty Brown 1pm doors open $20 members/$22 guests Shell Fair Ra e Tickets On Sale Now!Doo-Wop NightMarch 28th, 6:30pm $25 members/$30 guestsCLASSESComplimentary Shell CraftingMonday 10:30 am NoonZumbaTuesday/Thursday 10 am 11 am Wednesday 5:30 pm by appt. $15 & Seasonal Packages AvailableSanctioned Duplicate BridgeEvery Tuesday at 1 pm $8.00Island YogaTues, Wed, Thurs at 8:30 am $12 members/$15 guestsTo enrich community spirit through educational, cultural and social gatherings in our historic Community House. The SCA is a 501c 3 Organization.Follow Us On FacebookSanibel Community Association Members enjoy discounted ticket prices to most of the Events listed above. Go to www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net for more information, and become a member today! Available at:Sanibel Art & Frame Sanibel 395-1350 Two Islands Gallery Captiva 472-7633 Ikki, Polly & Sherry Rohl Sydney & Berne Davis Art Center Downtown Ft. Myers Show runs through Feb.www.ikkimatsumoto.com Ikki Matsumoto Paintings & PrintsBird?, What Bird! SWIMWEAR & SPORTSWEAR Come In and visit us at Come In and visit us at Anchor Pt. Plaza Anchor Pt. Plaza (NEXT TO BANK OF THE ISLANDS ACROSS (NEXT TO BANK OF THE ISLANDS ACROSS FROM HEART OF THE ISLAND) FROM HEART OF THE ISLAND) Open 5 Days A Week from 10am 5pm Open 5 Days A Week from 10am 5pm Closed Sunday & Thursday Closed Sunday & Thursday 239-395-0393 239-395-0393 1633 Periwinkle Way 1633 Periwinkle Way Your very own OUTLET STORE OUTLET STORE without leaving the island! Up To Up To 90% OFF 90% OFF CIHS To Present Story Of Snyder School For BoysOn Tuesday, February 28, the Captiva Island Historical Society (CIHS) will present the history of the Snyder Outdoor School For Boys that was based on Captiva from 1914 to 1926. The program will be held at the Captiva Civic Association, 11550 Chapin Lane. A short general membership business meeting of the CCA will begin at 10 a.m. The CIHS program will follow immediately afterwards, at approximately 10:30 a.m. Shirley Stanton and Paul Garvey will show old photographs and tell stories about this fabled but short-lived school. They will be introduced by Jim Pigott, president of CIHS. Among the schools visiting faculty was former U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt. The Snyder Outdoor School For Boys emphasized outdoor recreation and study of the classics. In the summer, the school moved north. During the winter, the staff and boys made frequent camping and exploring trips on its large sailing vessel to other barrier islands and the Everglades. The public is invited to learn about this fascinating chapter of Captiva history. Admission is free. President Teddy Roosevelt stands in a boat on Captiva waters surrounded by students and a teacher from the Snyder Outdoor School For Boys


5 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 2012 First Rally For Sanibel Neighbors ClubSanibel Neighbors Club held its first rally on Thursday, February 9. Over 50 people attended this inaugural rally at the Bistro @ Beachview and members had specially priced drinks, appetizers and dinner. Co-founder Jason LaManna commented, We had an excellent turnout considering we have only been going official for just over a week, so we are thrilled to have had so many people in attendance. The Bistro @ Beachview is an early Business Member of the club and had put together an enticing menu that was very well received by club members. We were pleased to be asked to host the first member rally said Barrett Anding, co-owner of the Bistro. It was a great turnout, everyone seemed to be having a fun time and enjoying the food and drink specials. The neighbors club concept really seems like an excellent partnership between residents and businesses. Scott Frey was the winner of the raffle, brunch for two at the Bistro @ Beachview. A dozen new members joined Sanibel Neighbors Club at the rally. We are seeing a steady flow of interest, said Jason LaManna, and more and more residents are joining daily, he concluded. The Sanibel Neighbors Club is a loyalty program for Sanibel residents that offers weekly specials from island businesses. Members receive a club card that entitles them to member specials offered by all of the contributing businesses. New specials are added weekly. All specials are posted on the club website and emailed directly to members. The annual membership fee is $15 and $5 of the first years fee goes to a local non-profit of the members choosing. The next meeting will be held in March and details will be posted on the Sanibel Neighbors Club website. For more information and joining instructions log on to www.SanibelNeighborsClub. com or stop by Hillgate Communications located in the Baileys Center at 2451 Periwinkle Way. From left: Blanaid Colley, Eva and David Stuart, Brian and Heidi Weidner Iris Hoffman, left, and Scott Frey, the winner of the brunch for two at Bistro @ Beachview raffle FEBRUARY JULIE PISCHKE DESIGNS TRUNK SHOW OUR FEATURED NEEDLE POINT CANVAS ARTIST FROM KEYWEST FLORIDA Choose from over 200 Canvas All Canvases On Sale in February Over 1000 Total Hurry in for the Best Selection www.GeezLeweez.comYarn@Geezleweez.com 33957239-395-2900 ~ FAN US ON FACEBOOK


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 20126 American Legion Post 123 EventsEvery Friday, visit American Legion Post 123 and enjoy a Fish Fry, complete with cole slaw, baked beans and hushpuppies. Meals are served from 4 to 8 p.m. and the cost is $10 per person. This Sunday, February 19, Post 123 is hosting a Seafood Fest from 1 to 8 p.m. On Sunday, February 26, stop in for BBQ ribs and chicken, served from 1 to 8 p.m. Every Monday night, come watch 8-Ball Pool League action at Post 123 starting at 6 p.m. Stop by and enjoy some great shootin. Texas Holdem is played every Thursday night at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. New players are always welcome. Every Friday, the Legion offers a 6 oz. ribeye steak sandwich all day and Fish Fry from 4 to 8 p.m. Stop in and try one of our half-pound burgers. Check out our daily specials and the entire menu. They serve food every day, all day long. Open to the public, American Legion Post 123 is open Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. They are located at 4249 Sanibel-Captiva Road, at mile marker 3. For more information, call 472-9979. Quilts Ready For Visitors At The VillageThirty-four quilts are now on display at the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village. The quilt show runs through March 17 and is included in the museums $5 admission fee. This year, the museum is displaying quilts from its own collection rather than quilts on loan. The quilts are displayed throughout the museum in the villages seven historic buildings. Most of them are labeled with some explanation about the design or, if available, the quilts history. The exhibit was set up by volunteers. I really appreciate the volunteers who helped us set up the exhibit and the generous people who have donated quilts to the village over the years, said Event Chair Stephanie Rahe. During the quilt show, the Village Gift Shop in the Old Baileys General Store will offer a choice of two quilt design posters for $2 each. Customers may choose from Grandmothers Fan or A Patch of Blue. Also for sale are a quilt pattern coloring book, postcard book, and notepad. The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The village, which operates as a nonprofit organization, is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS). Admission to the Historical Museum and Village is $5 for adults over 18; members are free. For more information, call 472-4648. Museum Docent Sherry Halleran points out a quilt pattern published in the August 1912 issue of the Ladies Home Journal. Next to it is a modern computer-aided quilt Tahitian Gardens, Sanibel 239-395-5353www.SynergySportswear.comLargest Selection in Southwest Florida 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, Sanibel Rubber Stamping Art Supplies Shell Craft Craft Supplies Gifts Scrapbook Papers Quilting Fabric Beads NotionsMake It & Take It Bead Bracelet Every Thursday $4.00DEMONSTRATION DAY EVERY TUESDAYHours: Mon. Fri. 9am 5pm, Sat. 10am -5pm www.threecraftyladies.comUnder New Ownership! Find us on Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


7 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 2012 Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellThe Rotary Art Fair is this weekend, Saturday, February 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, February 19 from 10 a.n. to 4 p.m. at The Community House, Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Entry donation is $5. Over 100 artists and craftspeople will be there. Silent auction items will include two one-day passes to The Masters Golf Tournment. Fourteen members of the SanibelCaptiva Rotary took part in a field trip to the Harlem Heights neighborhood in Fort Myers. Although only a few miles from our island shores, this neighborhood has struggled within the economic structure of transitioning from a farming community to general employment opportunities outside their experience and education. This neighborhood certainly struggled with poverty and crime for a number of years but over the last decade community members have seen a turnaround. Heights Elementary School has earned the designation of International Baccalaureate World School offering primary years education. Brightest Horizons has provided quality pre-school learning and the Heights Foundation with partnering social service organizations such as YMCA, CCMI, Goodwill and Early Steps programs have become major players in providing a commitment to the residents of the community with social services and educational opportunities. Approximately 1,200 children live within the boundaries of Harlem Heights. Most of the residents are still economically challenged and many are unemployed. Over one-third of the families live below the federal poverty level. The Heights Foundation is a grassroots organization that works to break the cycle of poverty in Harlem Heights. Its mission is to promote family and community development, support education and wellness, and provide the benefits of the cultural and expressive art, which ties directly into our Rotary Service model. In the middle of a five-acre parcel, just off San Carlos Boulevard sits a yet unfinished building that will house Heights Cultural Arts and Community Center. As our Rotary members toured the building site and unfinished structure, we were accompanied by Heights Foundations Founder and Executive Director Kathryn Kelly and Board Member responsible for Development, Julie Workman. Their passion for this project and a positive commitment to seeing the community center completed was totally impressive. The architectural plans and a steel-framed buildingl outline rooms that will provide space for tutoring, English and literacy classes, after school and summer camp programs, play groups and Reading Buddies programs, job training, outreach programs, a computer learning lab, culinary arts training and, most impressive, a 250-seat theater with dedicated light track and sound booth space waiting to be equipped for theatrical performances, dance classes, and theater arts instruction. This space will also be used for community functions and social gatherings with a full catering kitchen. Construction on the Heights Cultural Arts and Community Center stalled four years ago when a $4 million pledge had to be withdrawn because of the downturn in our national economy. The Heights Foundation took a deep breath and stopped construction on the building, trimmed back some of the original plans and then went back to fundraising activities. These efforts have now brought them to within $150,000 of needed funding to complete construction and open the doors of the center. The Foundation has waited to see this dream materialize. Kelly said, This will happen. When the center does open, the foundation is seeking sponsors for the enhancement and furnishing of the building and is also looking for volunteer commitments from service clubs like Rotary. As part of the group of SanibelCaptiva Rotarians, who made the trip over to the centers site, we were impressed by the Heights Foundations dedication to the Harlem Heights community. Both the president of the Heights Foundation, Victor Mayeron, and Executive Director Kathryn Kelly are fellow Rotarians. The SanibelCaptiva Rotary Club is looking for a way to help the Heights Culture Arts and Community Center attain its goals. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at Bistro @ Beachview, 1100 Par View Drive. If you would like further information regarding the Sanibel Rotary or Rotary International, call 337-1099. CASI e Condominium Associations of Sanibel, Inc. COASTAL INSURANCE ALERT COASTAL INSURANCE ALERTGino Littlestone, BB&T/OTC Chris Heidrick, Heidrick & Co. 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INSIDE CITY HALL Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2012 Island Sun USPS 18: Bulk Rate permit paid for at Sanibel, Florida, 33957 Postmaster: Send change of address to Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957 Published every Friday for the people and visitors of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Distribution: 10,000 12,000 per week (seasonal). Mailed free to Sanibel and Captiva residents every Friday. Subscription prices: Third Class U.S. $50 one year, $25 six months (Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery). First Class U.S. $115 one year, six months $58 (Allow 3-5 days for delivery). Prices include state sales tax. Send subscription requests to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. The Island Sun will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 395-1213, or write to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. FAX number: (239) 395-2299. E-mail: press@islandsunnews.comRead Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.comContributing WritersKaren Bell Kimberley Berisford Don Brown Nick Brown Constance Clancy, ED.D. Suzy Cohen Marcia Feeney Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Shelley Greggs Bryan Hayes Dr. Dave Hepburn Craig R. Hersch Jane Vos Hogg Joan Hooper Shirley Jewell Audrey Krienen Cindy Malszycki Marge Meek Capt. Matt Mitchell Bruce Neill, PhD Matt Oakley Ed ONeil Eric Pfeifer Laura Zocki Puerto Gerri Reaves Di Saggau Dan Schuyler Jeanie Tinch PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER PRINTED WITH LOW-RUB, SOYBEAN INK Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel & Ken Rasi Advertising George Beleslin Graphic Arts & ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kris SeeReportersAnne Mitchell Jeff LysiakISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 20128 City Council Accepting Applications For MPO Citizen Advisory CommitteeThe Sanibel City Council is accepting applications for the City of Sanibel representative to the Lee County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) pending final appointment by Lee County Board of Commissioners. The MPO by-laws can be obtained at City Hall. The representative will be responsible for advising the Metropolitan Planning Organization on the policy aspects of issues before the Metropolitan Planning Organization, public involvement programs and other duties assigned it by the Metropolitan Planning Organization. The deadline for application submissions is Monday, February 27. Applications may be obtained at Sanibel City Hall, 800 Dunlop Road, online at www.mysanibel.com or by sending an e-mail to email-list@mysanibel.com. Citys Air Potato Exchange Day Yields 730 PoundsThe City of Sanibel Vegetation Committee would like to extend a huge thank you to all those who participated in the citys second annual Air Potato Exchange Day at the Sanibel Farmers Market on Sunday, January 15. As a result of the hard work of more than 30 collectors, nearly 730 pounds of air potato bulbils were sent to the county incinerator and will no longer have the chance to wreak havoc in our native plant communities. Funded by a Kathy Craddock Burks Education Grant from the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council, participants were rewarded with a three-gallon native plant provided by the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) Native Plant Nursery. With more than 10 native species to choose from including wild coffee, elderberry, firebush, bird pepper and others nursery intern Kate Brumfield was on hand to help participants select the right plant for their landscapes. For hauling in more than 170 pounds of air potato bulbils from off-island, SCCF and Ding Darling volunteers Gary and Ruth Schudel were the days grandprize winners and selected three silver buttonwood trees as their reward. With his guess of , 6-year old Connor Brashears won the prize for the Guess How Many Air Potatoes contest. There were actually 663 bulbils in the bin. Additional prizes, courtesy of SCCF and the Ding Darling Wildlife Society, were also awarded to several residents for noteworthy air potato specimens and effort: Biggest Air Potato (over 1.5 pounds): Barbara Toomey Smallest Air Potato: Nancy Doctor Most Collected (runner-up): Carol Strange and grandkids, Will and Catherine Most unusual: Lynn Davis, for her manatee-shaped potato Most effort: Ruth Brooks, who brought in 50 pounds of air potatoes that she dug up from underground. Even though Air Potato Exchange Day 2012 has come and gone, its not too continued on page 9 Mon-Fri 9 am 4 pm Sat 9 am 3 pm(at the East End)455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel395-3455 NEW FASHION ARRIVALS DAILY Unique Clothing for the well dressed Island Girl & Island Woman Size 2 3X WE NOW OFFER STERLING SILVER JEWELRY Sterling Silver Polishing Available 14K and 18K Platinum, Custom Design, Watch Batteries and Bands Buying GoldOn Sanibel For Over 20 Years! Mon-Fri 9 am 4 pm Sat 9 am 3 pm(at the East End)455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel472-5544


9 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 2012 Large Home With Elevated Pool Is Approved Under Ordinance 86-43by Anne MitchellAn elevated swimming pool that will be part of a home to be built at 3577 West Gulf Drive received the approval of the Sanibel Planning Commission on Tuesday, subject to various conditions, including a vegetation buffer to screen it and a drainage plan once the home is constructed. The house came before the commissioners under Ordinance 86-43 relating to appearance, size and mass of structures. The ordinance was revamped about two years ago and this was the third application under those guidelines, said city planner Roy Gibson. The applicants, Merle and David Brown, were represented by their contractor, Mark Naumann of Carlton-Naumann Homes. The existing home will be demolished to make way for the new 5,600-square-foot residence that will have a total floor area of 13,700 square feet. Gibson said the elevated pool and deck is about a foot higher than the minimum Florida building codes. The approximately 1.5-acre property is predominantly in the gulf ridge ecological zone and the planned home is within the coverage limits. Vice Chairman Dr. Phillip Marks said it will be an opportunity to vegetate the site with 75 percent native species. An enormous number of invasives and exotics have invaded this property, he said. For commissioner Paul Reynolds, the application was a relatively easy call because the homes on West Gulf Drive are mostly very large. That makes large homes such as the Browns to be judged compatible with the neighborhood. It doesnt exactly demonstrate the frailty of 86-43, Reynold said, adding that the Planning Commission spent 18 months developing the ordinance and he feels it is still in serious need of quantification and guidance. Commissioner Tom Krekel agreed, saying putting more objectivity into the code would protect homeowners such as David Mimms whose application for a large home with elevated pool in Chateaux Sur Mer was turned down more than two years ago amid much debate and public outcry for and against. It was this case that prompted the changes to the ordinance relating to size and mass and neighborhood compatibility. It would be nice if we could quantify everything, added Marks. We tried to do volume and mass but you have to look at the neighborhood as a relative thing. From page 8Air Potatolate to help protect Sanibels natural areas by removing air potato and other invasive exotic plants from around your home. Locating and removing air potato bulbils is easiest during the winter months-when plants are dormant-because air potato and other vegetation are not as dense. Remove as many bulbils as possible, as those left behind will produce new vines. Dispose of all parts of the air potato plant-including the bulbils-by methods that will prevent the vines from spreading to new areas. Burning is the best method, so dispose of plants with your household garbage (which goes to the county incinerator), not your yard waste (which is either recycled or taken to the landfill). Bulbils can also be killed by storing them in a freezer overnight. You can make a difference and help fight this exotic invader. For more information about the air potato eradication program, visit www.mysanibel.com or contact the citys Natural Resources Department at 472-3700. Voted BEST of the Islands Five Consecutive Years 520 TARPON BAY ROAD | (ACROSS FROM BAILEY'S) | SANIBEL, FL 33957239-472-2888 | LILYJEWELERS.COMVOTED COOLEST JEWELRY STORE IN AMERICA JEWELRY GALLERY Karen Bell Dan Schuyler Lily, Gracie & Angel e Bon empsLet e Good TIMES Roll!Patek Philippe Rolex Cartier Chopard Piaget Breitling Ebel Baume & Mercier Panerai Elysee Bertolucci Michele Ulysse Nardin VO T ER Y Lily & Co. is a proud member of the "International Watch and Jewelry Guild." and offer Rolex, Breitling, Cartier, Blancpain, Omega, Chopard, IWC, Patek Philippe, Corum, Piaget, Panerai, Vacheron Constantin and Ulysse Nardin. Lily & Co. is not afliated with Rolex USA, Inc. or Breitling, USA, Inc.Lily & Co. is taking time to celebrate with the most exquisite hand-selected new, pre-owned and vintage timepieces at simply unbelievable prices. There will be representatives from Michele Watches, Bertolucci and the International Watch Guild to answer all your questions. Plus, bring in your current timepieces to buy, sell, upgrade or enhance. MARDI GRAS PARTY FEBRUARY 23 25A three day event with Cajun inspired food, music and good times for everyone! Differences In Orchid CultureDifferences In Orchid Culture will be the topic of the Monday, February 20 meeting of the Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society. The meeting will be held at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 2304 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel beginning at 1:30 p.m. Bob Busch, co-owner of Exotic Orchids in Fort Myers, will be the guest speaker. Prior to the regularly scheduled meeting, a fundamentals session on Watering & Fertilizing Details will be held at 1 p.m. Participants are encouraged to come early to purchase plants or to do so during intermission. Anyone with questions or an ill orchid that needs diagnosis cancontinued on page 10


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 201210 Bike Collection Drive Receives Donation From Kiwanis Club submitted by Tom SharbaughMembers of the Sanibel Bicycle Club received a donation from the Kiwanis Club of Sanibel-Captiva toward the purchase of new bike helmets to go along with the used bikes they are distributing. The helmets will be given to each child receiving a bike who does not already have one. The 2012 Bike Collection Drive is wraps up next week. Bikes are being cleaned and refurbished by Sanibel Bicycle Club volunteers and will be delivered to new owners in the Immokalee farm worker community in early March. In addition, 10 bikes were distributed to local Sanibel children through the Friends In Service Here (FISH) organization. The residents of Sanibel and Captiva have been truly generous in their support of this effort, said Patty Sousa, coordinator for the Bike Collection Drive. As a result, our unneeded bikes have provided mobility and empowerment to people who can really use it. We want to thank everyone who supported the drive. Kiwanis members present a check to the Sanibel Bike Collection Drive. Receiving the donation are yellow-shirted Sanibel Bicycle Club members Patti Sousa, Helen Flemington and Norm Flemington Hunter Ryan Thibaudeau was born on January 3, 2012 at 7:35 p.m. He weighed seven pounds, nine ounces and measured 20 inches. The proud parents are Stacy Osborn and Ryan Thibaudeau. Stacy works at the Island Sun newspaper as well as the Lazy Flamingo II; Ryan works at Home-Tech. Maternal grandparents are Dr. William and Roberta Osborn of Westfield, New Jersey; Paternal grandparents are Betsy and Wil Rivait of Fort Myers, and Andrew Thibaudeau of Dudley, Massachusetts. BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT From page 1Gala This SundayTom Tiratto and his orchestra will be the featured entertainment. Tirattos show, A Tribute to the Man and his Music, features Frank Sinatra classics including New York, New York, Summerwind, and My Way. Tiratto has performed throughout the U.S. and Canada, and in Europe. Appearances in the U.S. include Busch Gardens, Las Vegas and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Northern Trust is a corporate sponsor. Tickets are $125 per person and are available at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. Phone 472-2155 for more information or visit the website at www.Shellabration2012.com. From page 1Sanibel StoopRecords. Islanders and visitors are welcome to join in the fun and sign their names to the roster, which will be sent to the Guinness Book of World Records to prove the island has broken the record. Registration is free and includes a commemorative T-shirt sponsored by Congress Jewelers. The Sanibel Bicycle Club will lead a ride to the beach (helmets are encouraged). A trolley service will also be available. Departure is at 9 a.m. from The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. For more information call 4722155. Olde Sanibel Open 7 Days UNIQUE GLASS JEWELRY METAL VALENTINES BEAD EVENT Buy 3 beads get the 4th FREE FREE Mini-CZ when you spend $50 or more Buy 4 beads receive a FREE silver bracelet* *While supplies last. See store associate for details. Limit of one offer per purchase. NANNYS NANNYS CHILDRENS SHOPPE CHILDRENS SHOPPE 2250 PERIWINKLE WAY(Sanibel Square-adjacent to The Bean)395-1730Spring has Sprung!Wonderful assortment of new spring fashions for girls and boys infant 14 Were Having Were Having aSUPER SUPER SALE SALE February February 18th,19th 18th,19th & 20th & 20thFrom page 9Orchid Culturebring their plants to the meeting during show-and-tell. Orchid Society members are also invited to participate in a monthly show. Ribbons are awarded for best hybrid and best species orchids. Members and guests are also invited to participate in a monthly raffle. Society membership is $20 annually, guests may attend the meeting for $4. For more information, call Nannette Lehr at 395-3327.


11 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 2012 Episcopal Bishop Confirms Six Sanibel Young WomenThe Rt. Rev. Dabney T. Smith, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida recently confirmed six girls ages 12 to 17 from St. Michael and All Angels Parish on Sanibel: Hannah Fay, Anna Kjoller, Lya Kjoller, Emma Neill, Olivia Talmage and Meghan Warner. The candlelit service began with a trumpet voluntary and a procession that included the Confirmands, their mentors, crucifers, torch bearers, Eucharistic Ministers, Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan, Rector of St. Michaels, and the Bishop. More than 150 family members, friends and parishioners of St. Michaels attended the communion service. Bishop Smith urged the young women to dedicate themselves to a life of faith, love of neighbor, and service to God in order to make the world a better place. The comfirmands have been learning in weekly classes with Rector Ellen Sloan about the fundamental beliefs of Christianity, the Bible, the liturgy of the Episcopal Church and the meaning of compassion in their daily lives. The pre-confirmation experiences concluded with an evening retreat and sleep-over at the church that included pizza making and a bonfire and a midnight worship service filled with joy and spiritual meaning. Following the service, the St. Michaels parish held a reception for the newly confirmed and their families. The young women all expressed feelings of happiness and gratitude for their religious education over the past several months culminating in the beautiful confirmation service. Rector Ellen Sloan said she cherished the experience of preparing these young women for this major step in their faith journeys, The confirmation ceremony was led by the Rt. Rev. Dabney T. Smith Girls representing St. Michael and All Angels Parish on Sanibel Come for the beaches.... Come for the beaches.... Discover the Shopping Discover the Shopping Managed by Association Management Commercial Leasing Property Watch239-395-9111 ShopOnSanibel.com ShopOnSanibel.com Adventures In Paradise C. Turtles Cheeburger Cheeburger Dolce Tesoro Needful ings Pandoras Box Pandoras Box Two Royal Shell Real Estate Royal Shell Vacations Sanibel Resort Wear Sanibel Sole Shiny Objects Synergy e Cedar Chest Fine Jewlery e Leather Connection e Sanibel Caf Wilford & Lee Home Dcor Tahitian Gardens 1975-2019 periwinkle waySomething for Everyone TheVillage ShopsV S 2340 periwinkle wayShop & Be Pampered Kym Nader Interiors Home Dcor On e Edge a unique boutique Sanibel Tropical Wines Tribeca Hair & Nail Salon Watson MacRae Gallery Why Knot Why Knot Relax William E. Wilson Fine Jewlery Design 630 Tarpon Bay RoadPets Welcome Amys Something Special Island Paws jb designs Over Easy Caf Sanibel Art & Frame Sanibellas Sanibel Holiday Suncatchers Dream Town CenterC 2496 Palm ridge roadYum to OM Subway Island Pizza Sanibel Yoga Sidewalk SalesMarch 19-21


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 201212 Author Reita Pendry will be signing her book China White at Sanibel Island Bookshop 1574 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 on ursday, Feb 23rd 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. All proceeds go to e Community Entreprenuers Foundation, Inc. (CEF) Visit www.reitapendry.com for more information. Island Winds CoiffuresHair Salon for Women & Men 695 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel Promenade 472-2591 H "Let us Pamper You!" P Wb P Wb "Josephine" "Josephine" tnfr tnfr Facial Facial Threading Threading ... ...(tr rf fb) NEW CUSTOMERS ALWAYS WELCOME!Featuring Manicures Pedicures Cuts Color Perms Coy Couture Coy Couture -Visiting Pearl Artist -Visiting Pearl Artist at Rene at Rene s Fine Jewelry s Fine JewelryRenes Jewelry 455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 472-5544 World Day Of PrayerFriday, March 2 is the World Day of Prayer, a worldwide ecumenical movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year on the first Friday in March. Services begin at sunrise in the Pacific and follow the sun across the globe on the day of celebration. Each year a different country serves as the writer of the World Day of Prayer worship service. This year the country is Malaysia. The service will be held at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 2304 Periwinkle Way at 2 p.m. The service will be followed by refreshments of typical Malaysian food. The women of Malaysia have written the service around the theme Let Justice Prevail! Those attending will be asked to share a story from their own life, their community, or from United States history about a woman who persistently demanded justice and succeeded to obtain it. Participating in the local service are clergy and women of the six churches of the islands: St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, St. Isabel Catholic Church, Sanibel Congregational Church, Christian Science, Sanibel Community Church and Chapel by the Sea on Captiva. Friends, family and communities of faith are invited to join the women of Malaysia in prayer and song to support this womens ecumenical ministry. The offering will support the work of World Day of Prayer USA and will help meet the needs of families from Malaysia and around the world who are victims of many forms of poverty, violence and disease. For more information contact Liz Coffey at 472-6131. Organizational Committee for Sanibel-Captiva, back row from left: Lolly Murray, Christian Science; Patty Molnar, St. Michael; Wanda Malone, St. Isabel. Front from left: Liz Coffey, St. Michael; Veronica Gallo, St. Isabel; Gillian Bath, St. Michael; Carolyn DeCoster, Sanibel Congregational UCC; Diane Fugit, Chapel by the Sea; Barb Nave, Sanibel Community Churches/ TemplesANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH: 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 www.orthodox-faith.com, 481-2099 BAT YAM-TEMPLE OF THE ISLANDS: The Reform Congregation of Bat Yam Temple of the Islands meets for Friday night services at 8 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the United Congregational Church 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Rabbi Selwyn Geller For more information 239-395-0726 or presbatyam@gmail.com CAPTIVA CHAPEL BY THE SEA: The Rev. Thomas E. Nyman November 13, 2011 thru April 15, 2012 Sunday 11 a.m., 472-1646 FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST: 2950 West Gulf Dr., Sunday 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Wednesday evening meeting 7:30 p.m.; Reading room open, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (November through March), Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (summer hours). 472-8684. SANIBEL COMMUNITY CHURCH: 1740 Periwinkle Way, 472-2684 Dr. Daryl Donovan, Senior Pastor Barb Nave, Associate Pastor Tom Walsh, Youth Pastor Sunday Worship Hours: 7:45 a.m. Traditional with Communion 9 a.m. Contemporary with Praise Team 11 a.m. Traditional with Chancel Choir 10:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages Childcare and Nursery at all services. SANIBEL CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: 2050 Periwinkle Way 472-0497 The Rev. Dr. John H. Danner, Sr. Pastor. The Rev. Deborah Kunkel, Associate Pastor Sunday worship services: 7:45 a.m. Chapel, 9 and 11 a.m. Full Services, with Sunday School and LinC at 9 a.m., and Nursery Care at 9 and 11. Elevator access. ST. ISABEL CATHOLIC CHURCH: 3559 San-Cap Rd., 472-2763 Pastor: Rev. Christopher Senk, Saturday Vigil Mass 5 p.m. Sunday Masses 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Daily Mass Wed., Thurs., Friday at 8:30 a.m. Communion Service Mon. and Tues. at 8:30 a.m. Confession first Saturday of the month 9 a.m. by appointment. Holy Days please call. ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS EPISCOPAL CHURCH: 2304 Periwinkle Way between the Bean and Baileys, 472-2173 Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan, Rector www.saintmichaels-sanibel.org Worship Services: Saturdays at 5 p.m. Sundays at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School (PreK-6thgr.) at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. 1st Wednesdays of the month Pot Luck Supper at 6:30 p.m. Morning Prayer: Tuesdays at 9 a.m. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS OF THE ISLANDS: Meets on the first Sunday of each month from December through April at the Sanibel Congregational Church 2050 Periwinkle Way at 7:30 p.m. A pot luck is held at a members home on the third Sunday of each month. For more information call 433-4901 or email ryi139@aol.com.


13 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 2012 Holocaust Museum To Host 10th AnniversaryThe Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida will host its 10th anniversary celebration entitled Driven To Triumph, which will serve as a tribute to Southwest Floridas Holocaust and World War II survivors. The event will be held on Tuesday, February 28 at Naples Luxury Imports. A Patrons Reception will be held at 5 p.m. and the celebration will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $125 per person. The evening will include delicious bite-sized food creations provided by a selection of local chefs; an intimate performance by Grammy and Emmy awardwinning composer Charles Fox, best known for the hit Killing Me Softly; a warm welcome offered by honored guest Myra Janco Daniels; a silent auction and much more. The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida believes that by engaging the community to see value in everyone, along with the dangers of indifference to bullying, gang violence and hatred, Southwest Florida residents can win at the serious business of building respect. The Holocaust has the ability to provide ongoing lessons of the consequences of giving in to hatred and indifference, and more importantly offer shining examples of self-sacrifice and heroism. For more information about the Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida or its 10th anniversary celebration, Driven To Triumph, visit www.holocaustmuseumswfl.org or call 263-9200. Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy & Pilates Supplying the islands with ART and Fine Framing for over 10 years. Thank You to our loyal customers. 630 Tarpon Bay Rd(near the Over Easy Cafe) Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 10-4www.sanibelartandframe.com 239-395-1350 LOGOS Ash WednesdayLent begins on Ash Wednesday with a special dinner with parents of the LOGOS children at Sanibel Community Church. Afterwards the LOGOS kids will lead in a short worship time. LOGOS is the midweek family program for children ages three years through 5th grade. It runs from 3:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. For more information, call Kathy at 472-2684. A Life Lost... I have lost a life Not my own. But it would have been easier to have lost my own life than to have lost the life I loved more than my own. Author: unknown(This is dedicated to my son, William Alexander Goliszeski). Happy Birthday, February 22, 1976. IN LOVING MEMORY WILLIAM A. GOLISZESKI Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 201214 (239) 472-1111 (239) 472-1111 2330 Palm Ridge Rd. 2330 Palm Ridge Rd. Across from CVS Across from CVS SanBeautys@aol.com SanBeautys@aol.com www.SanibelBeautySalon.net www.SanibelBeautySalon.net Sanibel Sanibel Beauty Beauty Salon Salon Happy Birthday Happy Birthday Master Captain Joe Master Captain Joe (with a towing endorsement). (with a towing endorsement). I love you! I love you! COMFORT BY DESIGN(239) 395-0666 1-800-454-3008Sanibel Island 1640 Periwinkle Way in Limetree Across from the Bank of the Islands BIRKENSTOCK MEPHISTO ECCO Getting Ready For Third Onyx & Breezy Galaby Jeff LysiakMark and Wanda Shefts, who established the Onyx & Breezy Foundation in 2004, are a very busy pair these days. A few weeks ago, the part-time Sanibel residents flew out to Los Angeles to attend the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild awards ceremony as guests of SAG President and longtime foundation supporter Ken Howard. Upon returning to the island, the couple announced the launch of the Twitter For The Critters Celebrity Challenge, in which fans of five stars Kelly Osbourne, Eric Stonestreet, Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus and Peter Facinelli have the opportunity to win a poster signed by some of Hollywoods top names. And in only a few weeks, the 3rd annual island gala fundraiser will return to The Sanctuary Golf Club, on Sunday, March 4. World-renowned comedian Bobby Kelton will headline the event, which will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail hour, followed by a three-course dinner, live and silent auctions, dancing and an open bar. Ken Howard is attending the gala again this year, said Mark Shefts, who joined the actor and his wife, Linda, at the SAG Awards on January 29. Wanda and I sat next to Betty White, who told us Keep up the good work. Coming from a woman who has been working on behalf of animals for more than 40 years, that meant a lot to us. The Onyx & Breezy Foundation assists domestic animals in a variety of ways. The foundation lends financial support to the funding of equipment for medical facilities, much needed research and organizations that benefit animals. It also helps provide medical treatment for animals where hardship is present. Over the past year, weve been able to help people on the island and in Lee County, explained Shefts. We support Lee County Domestic Animal Services, the Animal Rescue Center in North Fort Myers and Dogs Deserve Better right here on Sanibel. For the Shefts, one of the greatest compliments they have heard regarding the work they do for the foundation came during the Sanibel & Captiva Chamber of Commerces Community Fair & Retail Expo on February 5, when a woman representing the Sanibel Congregational Women In Mission (SCWIM) handed Wanda a check in support of Onyx & Breezy. The woman told (Wanda) that her husband had heard me speak at a chamber business lunch, and that they wanted to help support the foundation, said Shefts. Its wonderful when you know that your neighbors support the work you are doing. Tickets for the gala, priced at $150 each, are available by calling 850-9998 or by sending an e-mail to trustees@ onyxandbreezy.org. Checks may also be sent to The Onyx & Breezy Foundation, P.O. Box 130, Sanibel, FL 33957. Reservations are requested by February 25. Regarding the current Twitter For The Critters Celebrity Challenge, fans who donate as little as $5 to support the foundation and their favorite entertainment icon Osbourne, Stonestreet, Facinelli and both father and daughter Cyrus will be eligible to win an Onyx & Breezy poster signed by 89 celebrities. Among the autographs are Alec Baldwin, George Clooney, Charlize Theron, Tom Hanks, Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, Robert Downey Jr., Drew Barrymore, Leonardo DiCaprio, Dick Van Dyke and, of course, Betty White. One lucky fan from the celebrity team gathering the most donations by Saturday, February 18 will receive this one-of-a-kind signed poster. For more information or to make a donation, visit www.onyxandbreezy.org. Comedian Bobby Kelton Mark Shefts plants a kiss on the nose of his beloved black lab, Tuxie The Onyx & Breezy Foundations poster autographed by 89 celebrities Nature SeriesAll New Classes Coming in March!Leaf CascadeCall to Register! 1101 Periwinkle Way (239) 395-1180www.thesanibelbeadshop.com


15 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 2012 Island Fundraiser Planned For Sheriff Mike ScottOn Wednesday, February 22, a number of Sanibel and Captiva business leaders will be hosting a fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. honoring Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott at South Seas Island Resort. Scott is seeking re-election as Lee County sheriff. The host committee is comprised of of islanders including Dan Stegman, John Dickey, Toni Lapi, Paul McCarthy, Dave Jensen, Karen Bell, Sandy Stilwell, Bob Walsh, Marty Harrity, Mike Millins and Lt. Joe Poppalardo. A Lee County native, Scott graduated from North Fort Myers High School and received an associates degree from Edison Community College and a bachelors degree in political science from the University of South Florida. He also holds a masters degree with a concentration in public administration. Some of his accomplishments as sheriff include re-aligning the counys directed patrol for better coverage of east and central Lee County, upgrading aviation with newer helicopters and sophisticated electronics, opening a new Central District and Cape Coral office, implementing the CASE Program (communities against senior exploitation) and Project Lifesaver (electronic tracking bracelets for those prone to wander, formed a Human Trafficking unit, securing a state-of-the-art mobile communications command post, and graduating from the FBI National Academy. Scott joined the Lee County Sheriffs Office in 1988 and was first elected sheriff in 2004. For more information visit www.wewantmike.com. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Tahitian Gardens 1975-2019 periwinkle wayShopOnSanibel.com Something for Everyone Something for Everyone Sanibel 1975 Periwinkle Way 239-472-6111Check Out Our Great Menu Breakfast & Lunch 7am 4pm Dinner 4:30pm 8pm Kids MenuIsland Style Home Cookin' in Our Open Air KitchenMaking Memories Since 1984 Family Owned & Operated Enjoy Dining At Our Handmade Shadowbox Fossil Seashell TablesNo reservations 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.472-5323 Call for take out or stay outdoor seating 472-4300


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 201216 Fish Market Open at 11 am (2 pm Sunday) Restaurant Open 472-3128 703 Tarpon Bay Rd www.prawnbroker.com Happy Hour Daily 4-6 10 Midnight at3 3 Years of Fresh Fish on Sanibel Island! 13 Dinners for $13. before $6 Burgers & Quesadillas! Before 5 PM (Dine in only) Friday is stillLOBSTER NIGHT! All Weekend May 5th 8th Margaritas Coronas Mexican Dinners & Appetizers Eat, Drink and watch ALL the NHL & NBA Playoff games!30 PM 7 days 5:4:30-9:30 pm 7 days When you sell as much fresh seafood as we do, youre bound to attract a crowd GROG SHOP THEYour One-Stop for WINE SPIRITS LIQUEURS CIGARS GIFT ITEMS One of the Best Selections of Domestic and Imported Wines on the West CoastBest Liquor Selection on the IslandsSpecial Orders and Case Discounts Walk-in HumidorGreat Selection of Cigars and Accessories No need to leave the island... it's all right here!Bailey's Shopping Center (just right of the hardware store) Corner of Periwinkle and Tarpon Bay 472-1682Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m. 9 p.m. Sun. noon 7 p.m.Crown Royal 750 ml. Reg. $28.99 SALE $23.99Smirnoff Vodka 1.75 ltr. $21.99Jose Cuervo Tequila 1.75 ltr. Light or Dark Reg. $41.99 SALE $36.99Dewars Scotch 1.75 ltr. Reg. $43.99 SALE $39.99Lunetta Prosecco Reg. $11.99 SALE $9.99Sterling Napa Sauvignon Blanc Reg. $15.99 SALE $10.99Clos Du Bois Chardonnay SALE $10.49 Rotary To Auction Masters TicketsAs part of its 29th annual Arts & Crafts Fair, the Rotary Club of Sanibel-Captiva is pleased to announce that its silent auction will include the use of two badges for one day at this years Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Georgia. At the winners choosing, the badges may be used on any of the four days of the tournament (Thursday through Sunday). Bidding on this item will end at 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 18. Other silent auction items this year include jewelry from Congress Jewelers, golf for four with lunch and cart at The Sanctuary Golf Club, a one-week condominium stay from VIP Vacation Rentals, as well as many other items and certificates from local businesses. The Rotary Arts & Crafts Fair, with more than 100 exhibitors, is being held at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, on Saturday and Sunday, February 18 and 19. It is the clubs largest fundraising event. Admission is a suggested donation of $5. All net proceeds from the fair benefit the clubs charitable trust, a 501(c)(3) organization. The trust administers college scholarships for local students, local literacy, hunger, and vocational programs, as well as international clean water and disaster relief projects. For more information on this years fair, visit www.sanibelartfair.com. To learn more about the Rotary Club of SanibelCaptiva, visit www.sanibelrotary.org. From page 1Sanibel UncorkedA few of the silent auction items available include two nights at the Colony Resort, two nights and breakfast at Tween Waters Inn, golf for four at The Sanctuary, and an amazing dinner for six in your home prepared by Chef Teh of Timbers Restaurant. In addition to the wines and many fine auction items, Lily & Company will be offering a store full of beautiful jewelry, some at discounted prices. Tickets are a $30 donation ($25 for designated drivers) available at Baileys General Store, the Sanibel Caf in Tahitian Gardens, the Sanibel-Captiva Community Bank, and Lily & Company. Tickets also will be available at the door on Wednesday, February 22 beginning at 4 p.m. Free valet parking will be included. For additional information, call Stan Howard at 472-0836 or send an e-mail to sancapoptimist@comcast.net. Fourteen-year-old Lakeland terriers Sherlock Liberman and Gracie Linsmayer were reunited on Sanibel Sanibel Canine Valentines TailOnly on Sanibel Island could you see a dog hitched to the post outside of Baileys General Store, wait to introduce yourself to the owner, discover your dogs (who otherwise live in Minnesota and Missouri) were from the same breeder and were literally long lost canine relatives. Upon meeting a fellow Lakeland terrier owner, Ann Liberman, who along with her husband Lee, split their time with Lakeland terrier Sherlock, between St. Louis and Sanibel, seized the moment and immediately followed Linda Linsmayer and her family from Baileys to their beach house so they could introduce the two terriers, Gracie and Sherlock. An instant, meaningful and lasting friendship was formed between these two dogs, who are relatively rare breed, and their owners, making this a true Sanibelstyle Valentines tail. Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


17 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 2012 Controlled Burns At Ding DarlingDuring the 2012 spring season, the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge will be setting controlled burns of the Botanical Site on Sanibel to reduce the likelihood of catastrophic wildfires and help preserve the natural ecology of the area. The public is invited to an informational meeting on Thursday February 23 starting at 1 p.m. in the Ding Darling Education Center to discuss the burn plan and address any questions or concerns. Purposefully setting and controlling fires can prevent wildland fires. This technique, often called prescribed fire or controlled burning, will reduce the amount of dried vegetation or fuel. When conducting prescribed fires, managers consider environmental conditions such as temperature, relative humidity, recent rainfall, wind speed and direction, soil moisture, fuel conditions and the type of burn that can be conducted. Following a predefined prescription allows fire management officers to determine the desired fire behavior (intensity, flame length, direction of fire spread and smoke). Controlled burns are planned and carried out by trained and experienced wildland firefighters operating under strict conditions, known as prescriptions. These prescriptions spell out the number of qualified firefighters needed to conduct the burn as well as the types and number of equipment that must be present to burn. Smoke is another concern. Thus, plans call for specific wind conditions to minimize smoke impacts to roads and communities. A prescribed fire will not be conducted if the prescription cannot be met, i.e., if the proper wind conditions and relative humidity are not present on the day of the burn, the burn will not be conducted. Benefits Of Burning Prescribed fire burn plans have been approved by regional fire experts and authorization will be obtained from the State of Florida immediately prior to conducting burns. The refuge will implement burning as soon as the proper conditions are present. Firefighters from the J.N. Ding Darling NWR, Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge and other Florida refuges will be conducting the burns. Burns are planned so they minimize impacts on people and wildlife. Units are burned in small blocks to minimize smoke impacts. The refuge is committed to the safety of our neighbors. These controlled burns are being conducted to reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to private lands which may pose a wildfire threat, said refuge manager Paul Tritaik. These burns will also restore grassland areas, control brush and invasive woody vegetation, and increase the diversity of native plants and wildlife. Controlled burns have been conducted for many years at J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, and are considered a good tool for reducing the risk of serious wildfires. Due to difficulties in predicting weather, the refuge is not able to notify the public of the exact day the burn will be conducted. Landowners adjacent to the burn areas and local fire departments will be notified prior to igniting the fire. During controlled burns, portions of the refuge may be closed to public access. Please adhere to all signs, road closures, and instructions about closed areas provided by refuge and fire personnel. Questions about the controlled burns can be answered by calling the refuge office at 472-1100 ext. 237. A Public Information Officer will be available on the day of the burn, at a location to be determined. Sanibel Firewise Task Force To address safety and wildland fire issues on Sanibel, the City of Sanibel, the Sanibel Fire & Rescue District, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge formed the Sanibel Firewise Task Force. As a homeowner, there are many things that you can do to reduce the wildfire risk around your home. Suggestions include: trimming dead palm fronds from trees; trimming any tall grasses near the home; pruning large, leafy hardwood trees so the lowest branches are 6 to 10 feet high; removing combustible materials such as gasoline containers, firewood, and building supplies from being stored under or around the home; and keeping mulch and other landscaping material well watered. continued on page 30 Sanibel-Cap va Kiwanis Presents:SPAGHETTI DINNER 2012Bene ng Island Youth Chari es Eat, drink, dance & be happy! A real Italian Feast, with spaghe meatballs, our famous homemade sauce, salad, hot garlic bread, wine and soda. ALL YOU CAN EAT, PLUS MUSIC AND DANCING! ALL YOU CAN EAT, PLUS MUSIC AND DANCING! Saturday, Feb. 25 at Sanibel Community House Dinner Served: Music, Dancing, Ra e & Auc on: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Un l 10:00 PM Admission: $8.00 in advance; $9.00 at the door; Children under 10 eat free. Exci ng Auc on & Ra e Prizes!Bikes Electronics Vaca ons Dining Jewelery Home-goods Toys Gi s Services Join your friends in the hunt for ra e and auc on prizes. With some luck, you might just go home with a new-found treasure!Kiwanis thanks our ne sponsors: Bank Of The Islands Sanibel Cap va Trust Company Baileys General StoreSanibel Air Condi oning/Sanctuary Island Electric/Barefoot Charlies Pain ng/Island Photography/Tween Waters Inn Tickets available at: Bank of the Islands, Baileys General Store, Periwinkle Park, Big Red Q Prin ng and Kiwanis members Eat, drink, dance & be happy!SPAGHETTI DINNER 2012


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Conceived as a simple series of interviews with interesting and articulate retirement community residents talking about their experiences during World War II in Europe, the Pacific and at home, the program has developed into a priceless learning opportunity for local history classes. On Three Fronts has evolved into a program package consisting of a DVD and lesson plan that can be viewed by thousands throughout Southwest Florida via the school districts educational channel. Thanks to the efforts of Cypress Cove resident Russ Gilbert and Cypress Lake High School faculty member Gordon Gair, together they have taken a video production idea that focused on telling the stories of Cypress Coves WWII veterans and have created a unique learning experience for high school history classes. This program is a first-of-its-kind effort in that it was created with multi-generational talent. The final product offers the quality and content worthy of school district channel viewing. This project not only brings United States history to life for students, it provides a lasting project that engages our residents in a meaningful way in the community where they live. In addition to the obvious lessons, it allows for relationships to build between two unique groups senior adults and high school students. Zero To Fifty On Tarpon Bay CruiseIt wasnt speed that was making waves on a recent evening cruise on Tarpon Bay, but rather the significant events taking place on board Tarpon Bay Explorers Nature & Sea Life Cruise. Visitors witnessed the beginning of one couples life together and the celebration of another couples 50-year union. Anthony Maestas and his girlfriend of two and a half years, Erin Benavidez, narrowly escaped a blizzard as they left Colorado to vacation on sunny Sanibel. And what a special vacation it turned out to be. While cruising the pristine waters of Tarpon Bay, Anthony got down on his knee and proposed to Erin, who after the initial shock replied Yes! To add to the joyous occasion, Jane and John Woodrow from Athens, Ohio were also on board the cruise celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The crowd was delighted to be part of a celebration of nuptials from one end of the spectrum to the other. Tarpon Bay Explorers naturalist and guide, Donna Yetsko, invited the newly engaged couple to come back and celebrate their 50th on Tarpon Bay, too. Perhaps the Nature & Sea Life Cruise should be nicknamed The Love Boat. Call 472-8900 for information and reservations or visit www.tarponbayexplorers.com. Anthony Maestas proposes to Erin Benavidez aboard Tarpon Bay Explorers Nature & Sea Life Cruise John and Jane Woodrow celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary Rich Strunc of Sanibel caught and released this nice sized snook (without weighing or measuring the fish) in Tarpon Bay on a white plastic four-inch jig casting a rising tide to a mangrove shoreline mid-day early in February. It was a cool, mostly sunny day. Fish Caught Rich Strunc Republican Women February Dinner MeetingAdinner meeting of Lee Republican Women Federated will be held on Monday February 13 at the Hilton Garden Inn of Fort Myers, 12601 University Drive (corner of Summerlin Road and College Parkway). Social hour begins at 5:15 p.m., with dinner and the program to follow. The guest speaker will be Paige Kreegel, current State House of Representatives District 72 and candidate for Floridas 16th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Cost to attend the dinner meeting is $20 all inclusive (cash bar also available). For reservations, call 432-9389 or e-mail cindylignelli222@gmail.com. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


19 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 2012 Ian Buffam, who lives on Dinkins Bayou, Sanibel, was fishing the Blind Pass Bridge from his boat on Friday, February 10 at around 4:30 p,m. when he caught a 36-inch redfish I caught it on the outgoing tide, Buffam said. He was sitting right under the bridge and ate a pinfish. What a beautiful specimen for this area. Ian Buffam with his 36-inch redfish Fish Caught $3.99CrystalDrinking Water24 pack Open the hours you want 6am-10pm everyday Open the hours you want 6am-10pm everyday Friendly Faces, Helpful Friendly Faces, Helpful Personalized Service Personalized Service (239)472-9300 (239)472-9300 Located at Periwinkle & Casa Ybel Located at Periwinkle & Casa Ybel 1700 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 1700 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL JerrysFoods.com JerrysFoods.com New at Jerrys New at Jerrys Steam Your Shrimp Steam Your Shrimp To Perfection To Perfection While You Shop While You Shop Experience Taste! Experience Taste! Ad Effective Feb. 16 23 Ad Effective Feb. 16 23 Assorted Assorted Varieties Varieties 6 oz. 6 oz. Earthbound Farm Earthbound Farm Organic Dried Fruit Organic Dried Fruit $ $ 3. 3. 99 99 Atlantic Atlantic Salmon Salmon $ $ 10. 10. 89 89 lb lb Farmed product of Chile Farmed product of Chile Mexican Mexican Panini Panini $ $ 5. 5. 99 99 Feature Feature of the Week of the Week Assorted Flavors Assorted Flavors Sunset Sunset Salsa Salsa $ $ 3. 3. 99 99 15 oz. 15 oz. Natures Own Natures Own Butter Bread Butter Bread 2 For 2 For $ $ 5 5 Announcing a new addition to our delicious lunch menu. Works of Art.Next week at the Canoe & Kayak Restaurant at Tween Waters Inn, were serving something new and exciting. Its our Artist Lunches Series, where you can enjoy a delicious lunch in our beautiful bay-front setting and meet a popular local artist, view their creations and, if youre so moved, take home more than a doggy bag. 15951 Captiva Drive Captiva Island 239.472.5161 tween-waters.comFeaturing Beth Collette Designs in Glass JewelryFebruary 22 26


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 201220 Tickets Selling Fast For Brinkley DinnerJust as election drama heats up, Douglas Brinkley, one of Americas most renowned contemporary historians, returns to Sanibel Island for a lecture and dinner in his honor on March 12 at The Sanctuary Golf Club of Sanibel. A history commentator for CBS News, Brinkley is the prolific best-selling author of a number of books, six of which have been listed on New York Times Notable Books of the Year. His works include presidential biographies on Thomas Jefferson, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and others and a series of histories focusing on American conservation efforts. Besides the latest election news, Brinkley will be speaking about his forthcoming work Silent Spring Revolution, featuring both Jay Norwood Ding Darling and Rachel Carson, whose book Silent Spring celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Brinkley is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, history professor at Rice University, former Roosevelt Scholar at Tulane and a fascinating speaker. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit refuge education and biology programs. Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) hosts the exclusive Dinner with Douglas Brinkley, sponsored by Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are limited and selling quickly at $65 each. Make your reservations by calling 292-0566 or e-mailing director@dingdarlingsociety.org. American historian Douglas Brinkley Kemper To Be San-Cap Shell Clubs SpeakerThe Sanibel Captiva Shell Club will hold its monthly meeting on Sunday, February 19 at the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum at 2 p.m. The museum is located at 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road. After a short business meeting, Ron Kemper will make a presentation on Truk Lagoon. His program will include some of the early history and customs of the people there, including their use of Indo -Pacific shells. Kemper will then spend time on the flora and fauna of Truk Lagoon. The lagoon was also the scene of the U.S. Navys battle in 1942 where more than 50 Japanese ships and 350 planes were destroyed. After World War II, the lagoon was declared a protected area and the artifacts remain as they were after the attack. Kempers avid interest in scuba diving led naturally to photographing underwater images for himself and others to enjoy. Through his photographs, he hopes not only continued on page 32 Eighth Annual Under the Sea Fundraiser Thank You Museum Sponsors For Your Support! The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum Board of Trustees would like to thank all event sponsors for their very generous support. Grand Sponsor Event Sponsors Grand Sponsor Sanibel Captiva Trust Company Junonia Sponsors Tween Waters Inn Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grill Sandy Moran, Sailors Valentine Myers, Brettholtz, & Company, PA Janet Strickland, PA Traders Caf and Store Mr. & Mrs. Garwin McNeilus Mr. and Mrs. Peter Pirsch Golden Olive Sponsors Stroemer & Company, PA Florida Gulf Bank The Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market The Sanctuary Golf Club Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Delman Mr. Richard Famiglietti Mermaid Sponsors Lee County Electric Co-op Wentletrap Sponsors Campbell Financial Partners Charles and Kristine Barr Dorothy DeVasure Live Auction Sponsors Adventures in Paradise Baileys General Store Mark and Susan Blust Florida Gulf Coast University Dr. Gary Schmelz Lily & Co. Myra Roberts Sunshine Grille The Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market


Shell Museum Free AdmissionIn Shellabration of the 75th Annual Sanibel Shell Fair & Show, The BaileyMatthews Shell Museum is offering visitors free admission Monday, February 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Family Wheel 21 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 2012 Martha Stewart Living Crafter At Shell Museum Shell crafters should leap at the chance to have A Chat With Hannah Milman when the executive director of crafts and holidays for Martha Stewart Living magazine visits The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum February 29 from 2 to 3 p.m. (The program is free with museum admission or membership.) Hannah is a long-time friend of the Shell Museum, which has been the subject of several of her articles for Marthas Craft Blog. She is a friend of and past volunteer for the Sanibel Shell Fair & Show, which she has also written about for Marthas Craft Blog. Hannah Milman will discuss her career with Martha Stewart Living at the Shell Museum February 29 Sanibel Center 4 LifeMondaysHappy Hour Fitness 8 a.m. Essential Total Fitness 9:30 a.m. TuesdaysPower Hour Fitness 8 a.m. Gentle Yoga 9:30 a.m. Chair Yoga 11 a.m. WednesdaysHappy Hour Fitness 8 a.m. Essential Total Fitness 9:30 a.m. ThursdaysPower Hour Fitness 8 a.m. Gentle Yoga 9:30 a.m. Chair Yoga 11 a.m. FridaysHappy Hour Fitness 8 a.m. Essential Total Fitness 9:30 a.m. 2401 Library Way Phone 472-5743 Come explore our natural world Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road (one mile west of Tarpon Bay Road) Nature Center and Shop: Open Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. 4 p.m., Sat: 10 3 Native Plant Nursery: Open Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. 5 p.m., Sat 10 3 www.sccf.org (239) 472-2329 Turtle Tracks February 23Sanibel Island has one of the first sea turtle monitoring programs in the country. Learn about the sea turtles that nest on our beaches. Thursday, February 23 at 10 a.m. Weekly Programs TRAIL WALKS guided tour of Nature Center Trails. Tues. Fri. at 11 a.m. BUTTERFLY HOUSE TOUR Tuesday, February 21 at 10 a.m. WEEDS AND SEEDS Native Plant walks. Monday, February 27 at 8:45 a.m.Birding at the Preserves February 24Join experienced birders on an outing to SCCFs Center Tract. Call 4722329 for directions. Friday, February 24 at 8 a.m. (no tour Feb. 17)Shorebird Walk at The Sanibel Inn February 22Meet your SCCF guide poolside at the Sanibel Inn for a beach walk to learn the stories of the shorebirds you encounter some have migrated thousands of miles to local beaches. Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 8 a.m. Free.OPEN HOUSE -Monday, Feb. 20 from 11 a.m. 2 p.m.Join us for Open House on Presidents Day, February 20. Live animal exhibits, hot dogs, the ever popular Nature Sounds Contest (which begins at 11:45 a.m.) and staff presentations. At 1 p.m., Bird Westall will give a talk about Sanibels eagles. FREE! Owl Tales February 21The nesting season for Great Horned, Barn, and Screech Owls of the islands has begun. Learn about the different nesting habitats of island owls. Tuesday, February 21 at 10 a.m.Bobcat Tales February 22Bobcats seem to be flourishing through most of their North American range. Learn more about this shy feline that moves so peacefully among us. Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. Tides and Currents February 23Ever wondered why the islands sometimes have just one tide a day? Learn about how the moon as well as the shape of the Gulf affect our local tides and currents. Thursday, February 23 at 2 p.m. The Snakes of Sanibel and Captiva February 24Come and learn about island snakes. There are 13 species of snake documented for Sanibel but Eastern Indigo Snakes and Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnakes have not been seen for years. There will be live snakes to hold including an Indigo snake that will be making her home in the Nature Center in a new exhibit. Friday, February 24 at 10 a.m. Marine Lab Tour February 24SCCFs Marine Lab projects include oyster reef and mangrove restoration, water quality monitoring, algae studies, seagrass planting and more. Tour the facility and meet the Lab staff. Reservations required. Call 472-2329. Friday, Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. FREE!


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 201222 The Snakes Of Sanibel And CaptivaFrom surveys conducted by Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation staff, there are 13 species of snake documented on Sanibel. Two species reported in the past were not encountered during these surveys: the Eastern Indigo snake and the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake. Learn about island snakes from Chris Lechowicz, director of habitat management. There will be live snakes to hold for those so inclined, including an Indigo snake that will be making her home in the nature center in a new exhibit. Cost of the program is $5 for adults; free for SCCF members and children. Mangrove salt marsh snakes different colors Looking For OwlsThe nesting season for owls of the islands has begun. The Great Horned Owl does not make its own nest but uses one built by an osprey, hawk, or eagle. The Screech and Barn owls nest in tree cavities made by woodpeckers or nest boxes. There is a nest box on the side of the SCCF nature center where Barn Owls have nested off and on since 1980. Will they return this year? Island Screech Owls are in the courting phase with males guarding territory and calling to females. On Tuesday, February 21 at 10 a.m. all are invited to SCCF to learn more about the Owls of Sanibel and Captiva. The cost of the program is $5, and free for SCCF members and children. SCCF is located at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Take a guided walk to the Sanibel River following the program. Young great horned owl Bobcat TalesThere is a bobcat that calls every inch of Sanibel and Captiva home. Many female bobcats give birth to kits this time of year. Head to SCCF and learn more about these shy felines that live so peacefully among us. The program begins at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 22 at the SCCF Nature Center at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Cost is $5 per adult, and free for SCCF members and children. Following the program take a guided walk on the trails to the Sanibel River or visit the butterfly house. Call 472-2329 for more information. Bobcat after Hurricane Charley Reservations Required for All Cruises All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Islandwww.captivacruises.com Call for departure time THE BEST WAY TO SEE THE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER 10 a.m. Island Cruise to Useppa Or Cabbage Key Adventure Sailing Cruises 4:00 p.m. Dolphin Watch Cruise Beach & Shelling Cruise Sunset Serenade Cruise with Island Musicians 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 The The NFL Ticket NFL Ticket SPECIALS SPECIALS BEER & WINE BEER & WINE 28 BEERS ON TAP! 28 BEERS ON TAP!Check us out Check us out on facebook on facebook Waverunners-Parasailing-Yamaha Scooters-Bicycles-Beach Chairs & Umbrellas-Sailboats Skimboards-SUPs-Golf Carts-Banana Boat Rides-Scoot Coupes-Cayo Costa WR Tours No-See-Um Repellent-Sunglasses-Freestyle & Momentum Watches-YOLO Gear-GoPro HD Sector 9-Arbor-Kahuna-Dregs-Gravity & Krown Longboards-Kahuna Big Stick-Beach Accessories-Indo Boards-Slackline-Kids Cl othing-Waboba-Zap Skimboards-Cool Hats YOLO Watersports, Inc. btnfrrbrbt rf r!f" rf r#$"!f"


23 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 2012 Turtle Tracks At SCCFLearn about the life cycles and habits of sea turtles that nest on local beaches and what the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation is doing to protect them. SCCF sea turtle volunteers and staff monitor every inch of Sanibel and Captiva beaches every morning from May 1 through October, looking for tracks to nests laid the night before or nests that have hatched. The Turtle Tracks program is Thursday, February 23 at 10 a.m. at the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. The program is free for SCCF members and children; it is $5 for adults. Call 472-2329 for more information. Sea turtle rescuer Amanda at work Tour SCCFs Marine LabOn February 24, meet the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Marine Lab staff and get up-to-date info on lab projects while touring the facility. Participants should gather at the SCCF Nature Center at 9 a.m. for a short introduction and then carpool to the Marine Lab. Reservations are required; call 4722329. This program is free to all. Tour of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundations Marine Lab Just up the road awaits a true, must-do destination: the Old Captiva House, where Americas most romantic sunset meets Captivas top-rated dining in a charming, historic, Gulf-front location complete with live piano. Come, feast your eyes and your appetite. Reservations 239.472.5161 X421 | Public Welcome15951 CAPTIVA DRIVE 239.472.5161 TWEEN-WATERS.COMThe Crows Nest is one special place, every night of the week. Tuesday Special: Prime Rib, $29.95 (for two!). Wednesday Special: Surf & Turf, $24.95. Friday Special: Fish Fry, $17.95. Sunday Special: Barbeque, $17.95. Monday & Thursday: Crazy Crab Races Music Friday-Saturday: The Sand Fleas Tuesday & Wednesday: Taylor Stokes W HETHER YOU LOOK WEST OR LOOK DOWN, THE VIEW IS EQUALLY SPECTACULAR. N OT ONLY DO WE MAKE EVERY NIGHT SPECIAL. W E MAKE SPECIALS EVERY NIGHT.


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 201224 Tough Conditions Call For Hard Workby Capt. Matt MitchellLast weekend brought a quick cold snap with a 20-degree drop in temperature and 25-knot plus north winds. This cold blast was a reminder that our winter is not quite done. With temperatures rebounding back into the 80s by midweek, it should be like it never happened and we will quickly get back to the spring-like conditions we were experiencing on the water in weeks prior. I often have clients book charters months out as they are only in town for a few days or only have one day to get together with family and friends to go fishing. This week was no different with a charter booked two months prior for Saturday, the day the strong cold front blew through. The night before, I had offered them another date later in the week when conditions would improve, but with everyones plans and travel arrangements it was not an option for them. With low expectations, we headed out from the marina as my mind was racing thinking of places I could hide from the wind during a low tide and at least keep everyone somewhat comfortable. A strong north wind is without a doubt one of the toughest wind directions to hide from in the sound. Crossing the bay along the powerlines was bumpy, to say the least. Once between Buck Key and Wulfert Keys, I now had options and it was at least manageable to fish. The strong north wind was not letting the tide come in, so we anchored up on a wind-blown corner where the wind was moving the water. After catching a short snook and a few sheepshead, we finally got our first keeper fish: a nice 19-inch flounder. With the wind now blowing even harder, I worked my way down the Roosevelt Channel fishing a few favorite docks and mangrove shorelines. Action was pretty slow with the strong wind making it hard to even feel the bite. We did manage a few more small fish, including gag grouper and mangrove snapper. Crazy windy days like this are the days you work the hardest as a guide. The harder the wind blows and the lower the tide is, the fewer options you have. Tough days like this, I often return to what I refer to as my neighborhood and work every nook and cranny. After a slow bumpy ride back across the sound, I tucked in around St. James City working some deeper docks while the tide slowly began to come up. The docks were slow action, too, only holding a few ladyfish. Making another run, I headed up the south end of Matlacha Pass ducking into St. James Creek. Finally I had found somewhere out of the wind with good tide movement and at my first stop, the action was instant. While fishing a tideripped deeper mangrove shoreline, we caught snook, sheepshead and trout and even added a few more fish to the box. As we moved further north up the mile-long creek, I stopped and fished every little deep hole and shoreline that was hidden from the wind. Although it was not on fire, just about every stop produced a few fish including a few rat reds. With the sun now shining and the tide getting high enough to give us more options, things were starting to look up. For our last stop of the day, I made my way into some favorite mangrove keys in the mouth of the river. Although the water was really stirred up, I had caught fish around these same keys most of the week. Sand holes around these keys held a few really nice trout. It did not take long to get our biggest one of the day: a fat 23-incher that ate a live pinfish. Casting small weighted pinfish up tight under the trees also resulted in one 26-inch redfish. Although this was far from the best trip I have ever had with these clients, with a lot of work we managed to catch a few quality fish. On days like this when the conditions are all against you and you still come home with a nice cooler of fish, you really feel you accomplished something. We are not always going to have perfect days with perfect tides and despite the fact I was looking for a way to reschedule this trip, Im glad we got out. On crazy weather days like this, its all about beating the odds and getting it done. Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions, e-mail captmattmitchell@aol. com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe Island Sun would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. 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25 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 2012 239.472.2328 www.sanibelthriller.comReservations are required Also Available for Private Charters Departing from Sanibel Marina 634 N. Yachtsman Dr. Sanibel Island S Db S Db Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Winner Seven Continuous Years Winner Seven Continuous Years Lunch & Dinner Lunch & Dinner 472-8138 472-8138 SANIBEL MARINA 634 N. Yachtsman Drive www.sanibelmarina.com 634 N. Yachtsman Drive www.sanibelmarina.com Sanibel and Captiva Islands Most Exciting Boat Tour Circumnavigating Sanibel & Captiva Islands with Dolphins SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Gramma Dots San-Cap Audubon Presents: Looking Back At JN Ding Darling National Wildlife RefugeCharles LeBuff does it again! He is back by popular demand to introduce his eagerly awaited and recently released Images of America Series book, The JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. LeBuff will provide a presentation entitled, Looking Back at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 23, at the Sanibel Community House. Signed copies of his new book will be available for purchase before and after the program. The wildlife refuge was first created as the Sanibel National Wildlife Refuge on December 1, 1945, during the administration of President Harry S Truman. The refuge was renamed in 1967 to honor JN Ding Darling, a syndicated editorial cartoonist. Darling wintered on Captiva and advocated the establishment of the refuge which is now a jewel among the 553 units of the National Wildlife Refuge System. A Sanibel resident since 1952, LeBuff and his wife Jean lived at the lighthouse for 22 years while he was employed as a wildlife technician with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. LeBuff remained at the refuge for 32 years and saw it all. Stories about the refuge, how it was created, why the names were changed, meeting Darling, and the airplane that Tommy Woods kept. There are tales of the wonderful, honored crocodile and her valiant attempts to lay eggs. Using many photographs from the book and anecdotal information tinged with his wry humor, LeBuff will draw on his personal involvement with this very special place. This is the last of eight Sanibel-Captiva Audubon lectures to be held in 2012 on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. at the Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. All are welcome to attend. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and parking is available at the Community House as well as across Periwinkle Way in the Schoolhouse Theater parking area. A $5 donation is appreciated with proceeds being used to promote conservation on Sanibel and in Florida. For more information, call Elaine Jacobson, 395-1878, or visit San-Cap Audubon at www.san-capaudubon.org. Turtleman Charles CROW Smooth Jazz Cruise Al Hanser, MaryAnn Kanzius and Melissa Congress at the Smooth Jazz Cruise event at Traders Store & Cafe on Sunday evening to benefit CROW


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 201226 OUR PATIENTS CANT PAY THEIR BILLS BUT YOU CAN HELP INSURE THE ANIMALS AT CROW CROW Join CROW for Walk on the Wild Side Walk on the Wild Side March 30, 2012 8am For more information, visit www.crowclinic.org or phone 472-3644 ext. 229 for helping insure the care and feeding of our patientsGo to www.crowclinic.orgClick on Help Insure a CROW Patient Choose your favorite patient Make your pledge with a credit card Receive a certi cate with a photo of your chosen animal by reply e-mailFor more information, phone 472-3644 ext. 231Please thank our Case of the Week ad sponsor for supporting CROW:thanks ad sp CROW Case Of The Week: Gopher Tortoiseby Patricia MolloyIt is a common sight for drivers in Southwest Florida to see a gopher tortoise slowly, but determinedly, crossing a road. Be patient. These gentle terrestrial beings have survived on this planet for 60 million years; a few minutes of your time pales in comparison. If you feel compelled to accelerate its journey and protect it from less attentive drivers, please relocate it in the direction it is traveling. If you return a tortoise to its point of entry, it will simply try to cross again once you have driven on your merry way. Originating in North America, the gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) has shovel-like front feet and elephantine hind feet which play a major role in its unique ability to dig very large burrows. As one of the few tortoises to build elaborate shelters, they are able to protect themselves from extreme temperatures, fires and predators. Gopher tortoises are exceptionally tolerant of their neighbors (a trait from which we humans could learn a thing or two) and are known to share their burrows with other species, including lizards, opossums, frogs, snakes, rabbits and burrowing owls. Some of these roommates are so dependent on the burrows that they will disappear if a gopher tortoise abandons its home. Thus, these special turtles have earned the nickname keystone species. CROW is currently treating two gopher tortoises, one male and one female, each having suffered spinal trauma after a run-in with a careless driver. After a spinal injury, a tortoise can often move its hind quarters but will simply drag its back legs, leading to muscle atrophy. The clinics staff has developed a unique way to treat some of these patients: golf ball therapy. A golf ball is affixed to the bottom of its shell with an adhesive. It elevates the back of the shell allowing the patient to use its hind legs. The slick floor of the clinics turtle room provides the perfect surface by which a grazers progress can be evaluated by the staff. It takes approximately four months for a shell fracture to heal and an additional six to 12 months for full recovery and removal of the zip ties. If you would like to sponsor either of these two gopher tortoises on their long road to recovery, go to CROWs website and refer to patient #4110 (female) or #4212 (male). Next week, learn about the snapping turtle that Dr. Heather has dubbed the chunky monkey. 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 P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit www.crowclinic. org. Ordinary zip ties were glued to her fractured shell and are tightened regularly to correct the divisions caused by the auto accident Note the artificial burrow in the background. Gopher tortoises need a place to feel safe and secure while sleeping


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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 201228 Were Seafood Savvy, are you? Seafood Savvy is an initiative of the SanibelCaptiva Chapter of START, supported by funds raised from the San-Cap Cracker Fest. Sweet Melissas Cafe Baileys Market Doc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar and Grille Lighthouse Cafe The Timbers Restaurant and Fish Market Traders Store and Cafe The Island Cow YOUR LOCAL SEAFOOD SAVVY RESTAURANTS AND MARKETS:WANT TO BE SEAFOOD SAVVY?Heres what you can do to help protect our Gulf waters and ensure that we have sh for the future: Visit your local Seafood Savvy Restaurants and Markets supporting Ocean-friendly shing and environmentally responsible aquaculture Ask your server or counter person which items are sustainable choices Visit Seafood Savvy at SeafoodSavvy.org and see the initiatives that are being taken to protect our oceans and future seafood Download and use the Seafood Watch mobile app by Monterey Bay Aquarium, a Seafood Savvy partner, which can help you buy sustainable sh when you are shopping or dining out. (App is available in the iTunes App Store and Android Market)There are plenty of sh in the ocean You may think so, but the reality is that our oceans are being overshed. The choices we make today will determine the fate of tomorrows seafood. The goal of Seafood Savvy is to help ensure that we have seafood for the future by educating consumers, chefs, restaurant and market owners about Ocean-friendly seafood. Calusa Heritage Day Offers New Boat Tour Across Pine Island SoundCome by water to the annual Calusa Heritage Day, the largest annual event at Pineland on northwest Pine Island. New this year, Captiva Cruises is offering a ride from Captiva Islands McCarthy Marina across Pine Island Sound to the docks at Tarpon Lodge. This boat ride creates an easy way for visitors and others on Sanibel and Captiva and even south Fort Myers near the Sanibel Causeway to enjoy a day on Pine Island Sound and also attend Calusa Heritage Day without the hassle of driving, said Cindy Bear, coordinator of Randell Research Center, which hosts the event. The boat will depart McCarthy Marina at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 10. Passengers will get a narrated tour of the harbor and its fish shacks and then have lunch at the Tarpon Lodge on Pineland before attending the festival. The lodge is across the street from the Calusa site. The boat will return passengers to Captiva after a three-hour stay on Pine Island. Fare for the boat ride and tour is $45; lunch is not included, but admission to Calusa Heritage Day is included for passengers. Reservations required by calling Captiva Cruises at 472-5300. Calusa Heritage Day is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 10 at the Calusa Heritage Trail, Randell Research Center, 13810 Waterfront Drive, Pineland. (Please note: GPS users should input Bokeelia instead of Pineland.) Admission is $5 for adults, free to children; Randell Center members also are free. Park at adjacent Pineland Marina; handicapped parking is available on site. Free water is available throughout the day; participants are encouraged to bring a refillable water bottle. Food is for sale by Pine Island-based Little Lillies Island Deli and Mel Meos fish wagon. For more information, call 283-2062 or 283-2157 or visit www.flmnh.ufl.edu/ rrc/. Randell Research Center is dedicated to archaeology, history, ecology and preserving the Calusa legacy. Attention native plant lovers: Purchase plants while learning about their uses for native people. Native plants will be for sale during the March 10 Calusa Heritage Day. Attendees can visit the Paleoethnobotany Area, where theyll find All Natives Nursery of Fort Myers selling a variety of native plants with information about how the vegetation was used by people of Fun and skill with an atlatl at last years Calusa Heritage Day Basket weaving at Calusa Heritage Day 2011 Calusa Heritage Day is Saturday, March 10


29 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 2012past. Fermented leaves of wax myrtle, for example, were used medicinally for headaches, fevers and worms. Storyteller and author Gerald Hausman will return to Calusa Heritage Day with two performances and ongoing hands-on activities throughout the day. Hausman is the author of more than 70 books, which have been translated into a dozen foreign languages. He will be sharing folktales at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. During his 35 years as a storyteller he has entertained children of all ages. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. will be handson Calusa-inspired arts and crafts and face painting plus an opportunity to meet live reptiles, courtesy of Lee County Parks & Recreation. Attendees also can participate in narrated tours of the Calusa Heritage Trail. Also Florida Public Archaeology Network will host atlatl throwing throughout the day. An atlatl is an accurate throwing stick that was developed long before bow and arrow and used by the Calusa. It was likely the type of weapon used to wound Ponce de Leon (he died from the wound). Children and adults will get to try it for distance and accuracy. The Randell Research Center is dedicated to archaeology, history, ecology and preserving the Calusa legacy. Learning aboaut native plants and how the Calusa used them Power Squadron Sanibel/Captiva Sail & Power Squadron recently attended a cruise and rendezvous at the Nauti Mermaid, also known as Marker 92. This was a modest test of navigational skills but dont fudge and use your GPS or chart plotter. Try the charts! Finding Marker 92 on the Intercoastal was easy. Then follow the markers to the north-northwest. You will pass Cattle Dock Point (wonder where that name originated) on your starboard and enter Glover Bight (a receding bay). You will then notice three tall buildings. Head for the Tiki hut and the tall building to the east. There was plenty of dockage (no dock master) and lovely ambiance. This was the first cruise luncheon this season to feature a buffet. It was very good. Cruising in perfect weather made sure that it was a good cruise. (If you can only navigate electronically try L26 N and LO 082W). Pictured at the restaurant tiki hut are cruise directors Linda and Bill Gibney E E njoy Beachfront Casual Dining The best view on Sanibel Andrea Enjoy our full bar and lounge Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine Full Bar and Lounge Open for Dinner 7 Days a Week From 5 p.m. until Late Live Entertainment Join us for live music and dancing every night Prime Rib Prime Jazz Every Wednesday Andrea with Father Al & the Jazz Congregation Located inside the Historic Island Inn 3111 W. Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Call for reservations (239) 472-4559 www.TraditionsOnTheBeach.com


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31 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 2012 Plant SmartMelaleuca, Scourge Of Floridaby Gerri ReavesThe best use of melaleuca (Melaleuca quinquenervia) in the landscape is as mulch. Since being introduced to Florida, this native of Australia, New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands has wreaked incalculable destruction on the natural environment. It has earned the distinction of being one of the most unwanted plants ever in Florida, and millions have been spent on eradicating it. The first record of melaleuca importation was in 1887, when the Reasoner brothers in Manatee County imported seedlings for the Royal Palm Nurseries for use as ornamentals. A more famous instance of introduction is the scattering of seeds from airplanes in the 1930s in the Everglades. The goal in the Everglades was to dry up the states wetlands and make the land useful for agriculture and development. But this tree needs no help in spreading, it turned out, for Floridas seasonal fires and other stressors -release the seeds from the wood capsules. Unfortunately, seeds can remain viable for up to 10 years, and one tree alone can hold up 100 million seeds. Today, efforts and dollars go toward trying to undo a portion of the resulting damage, and there has been some success with insect biological control. Melaleuca is listed as a category 1 invasive exotic by the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council. The species listed on that most damning category are documented as having caused ecological damage by altering native plant communities, displacing native species, changing community structures or ecological functions, or hybridizing with natives. A propensity to displace native cypress and sawgrass makes it a particular threat. Almost everyone visiting South Florida has noticed this tree, usually because of the unusual bark. The off-white multilayers of peeling spongy bark give it the common name paper-bark tree. Other names include cajeput, punk tree, and white bottlebrush tree. This member of the myrtle family can also be identified by stiff lance-like grayish green leaves of about five inches that smell of camphor when crushed. Creamy spikes of flowers can bloom several times a year and emit the odor of boiled potatoes. This tree easily takes over a landscape, growing up to 100 feet tall. The crown can grow up to six feet per year. Oils in the crown support extremely hot crown fires, making melaleuca stands a serious threat not only to the environment but to residential and commercial development. Those volatile oils, when released during flowering, for example, can cause respiratory irritation, asthma attacks, headaches, or rashes in susceptible people. So unwanted is the tree that it is illegal to possess, sell, cultivate, or transport it in Florida without a special permit. But ground into mulch, the invader serves the noble purposes of helping more desirable plants survive and conserving moisture in the soil. Melaleuca mulch is also termite resistant. Sources: fleppc.org, ifas.ufl.edu, and ddr.nal.usda.gov. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. The distinctive peeling bark makes invasive melaleuca easy to identify photos by Gerri Reaves Melaleuca shown in a residential landscape 2200 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Florida 3395 7 Ti ckets: (239) 47 2 6862 and O NLINE at www.BI G ART S .or g FEB. 17 MAR. 17 8 PM P P ER E R R F F OR O Special Matinee 2 PM Wednesday, March 7 S ason S ponso r S S e S how Sp onsor A splendidly giddy musical Hollywood Reporter d A New Musical Comedy R R 1 7 1 7 7 ATURDA Y R DAY RDA DAY AY 2 PM 2 P M rch 7 r c h 7


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 201232 SCCF Hosts Nature Sounds Contest At Open HouseThe 25th annual Nature Sounds Contest will be held during SCCFs Open House on Monday, February 20 starting at 11:45 a.m. Once simple a bird call contest, kids and adults can now imitate any sound form nature. Can you babble like a brook? Age categories range from 1 year olds to those young at heart adults. At this 35th Open House, the Nature Center, native plant nursery, butterfly house and trails will be filled with exhibits, crafts and demonstrations. The marine lab will feature some of little seen the creatures of sea grasses. After a standing-room-only crowd attended Mark Bird Westalls recent talk about local bald eagles, he has been asked to repeat the lecture, which will start at 1 p.m. Keeping in line with SCCFs tradition of serving hot dogs during its special events, the grills will begin sizzling by 11:30 a.m. Other refreshments will also be served. SCCFs free Open House will be held on Presidents Day, Monday, February 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 472-2329. Audubon Bunche Beach Bird WalkThe next Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Saturday bird walk will be Saturday, February 18 at Bunche Beach. Meet at the beach parking lot at 8 a.m.. Parking is $1/hour, bills only. Waterproof shoes are a must because of tidal pools on the walk. These birdwalks are open to public and all levels of experience. A $2 donation is appreciated. Call Hugh Verry at 395-3798 for details. From page 20Kemperto share his appreciation of the beauty of the underwater world but also to inspire others to protect and preserve that fragile environment. Since 1970, his diving excursions have taken him to some of the best diving sites throughout the world, including Truk Lagoon in Micronesia, Palau and Yap in the Caroline Islands, the Phillipine Islands Okinawa, Thailand and Bonnare, to name a few. Kemper has presented several multimedia programs about diving to a number of organizations. Continental and China Airlines as well as the Taiwan Tourism Bureau have published his work. He is a member of the Caloosa Dive Club in Cape Coral and has won several awards in its annual photo contest as well as in Cape Coral Art League shows. Currently, his photographs can be seen on several websites advertising diving and underwater photography in various parts of the world. Ron contributes his photographs to the annual Arts for ACT auction and displays periodically in local banks and in the Cape Coral Public Library. Kemper resides in Cape Coral with his wife and diving partner, Lynne. He is a diving instructor for NAUI, PADI and CMAS, and is a member of the Cape Coral Art League. His photography is displayed at the Wild Child Art Gallery on Matlacha. Visitors mingling on the porch of the SCCF Nature Center Bald eagle G R I L LR A W B A RSEAFOOD IF OUR SEAFOOD WERE ANY FRESHER, WE WOULD BE SERVING IT UNDER WATERTHE LAZY FLAMINGOBeautiful Downtown Santiva 6520-C Pine Avenue472-5353 LAZY FLAMINGO 316501 Stringfellow Road Bokeelia283-5959 LAZY FLAMINGO 2Beautiful Downtown Sanibel 1036 Periwinkle Way472-6939 LAZY FLAMINGO 412951 McGregor Boulevard Fort Myers476-9000 Voted BEST OF THE ISLANDS Specials Every Day


Edgartown, Marthas Vineyard Fine Italian Cuisine Fresh ingredients, simplicity, love... the recipe for a treasured dining experience Chef/Owner AJ BlackTASTE OF THE ISLANDS 2010 IRON CHEF WINNERVOTED BEST CHEFBEST OF THE ISLANDS AWARD 2009 & 2010Early Dining Special 5-6 pmBuy one entree get the second of equal or lesser value entree 1/2 o (18% gratuity willl be added to the check before discount, dine in only, cannot be used with any other discounts, valid through February 29, 2012) Present This Ad, To Receive Discount FINE ITALIAN CUISINE IL TESORO RISTORANTEinspired by Island Fare in a bistro style Pbtntfr W(Ttt Gb)is an Espresso bar, Bakery with French sorbet and Italian Gelato, Panini, Pizzette and all to-go (Sweet Treasure translated in Italian) 751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL www.iltesoro.net 239-395-4022 Reservations Suggested Now open in NYC, 82nd & 1st Ave. Chef AJ Black will be personally Chef AJ Black will be personally attending the Chefs at Home attending the Chefs at Home Event this week. Event this week. Call 395-4022 for details. Sanibel Captiva Art Leagues Members ShowThe Sanibel Captiva Art League Members Show is presently exhibited at the Sanibel Public Library located at 900 Dunlop Road. The show was juried on February 4 by watercolorist Janet Rogers, a prominent Florida watercolor artist. It features colorful original work in watercolor, oil, acrylic, pencil, and colored pencil. Styles can range from impressionistic to super realistic to abstract, and there is a variety of subject matter. Art League members have been painting landscape and natural studies for almost 50 years on the island. The league has a unique relationship with the library which allows it to present shows several times a year. First Place was awarded to Marion Hall for South Beach, Second Place to Joan Tangren Reynolds for Gibb Farm No. 2, and third place to Rita Tarr McLain for The Alley. Merit prizes went to Dan Winters for Boat Rentals, Peter Zell for Blind Pass, Sherry Collier for Palm Shadow and Daphne Hammond for Rick. Honorable Mentions were awarded to Marcy Calkins for A Woman of Perspective, Pauline Healy for A Greek Fishing Boat, Rita Skoczen for The Straw Hat and Terry Shattuck for Chapel by the Sea-Wedding. The show runs through March 7. Mastersingers Choral ClassicsThe Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers present a Sunday Afternoon of Choral Classics on Saniabel at 4 p.m. on February 19. They will be performing at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ. The program will feature Handels Coronation Anthem #4 and selections from Mozarts Requiem and Rutters Gloria. In addition, the 75-person chorus under the direction of Jeff Faux will sing a series of timeless folk songs as well as a medley of the Armed Forces hymns and favorites from West Side Story. The folk music includes Dirait-on by the American Choral Master, Morten Lauridsen and the traditional Scottish song Loch Lomond. Sanibelians singing with the Mastersingers are the chorus president, Jill Janda-Kanner as well as Judie Gordon, Sheila Hoen, Gail Pilibosian and Jana Stone. Other Sanibel residents involved with the chorale are the groups house manager, Mary Bondurant, and emeritus members Fred and Marj Nordstrom and Janine Boardman. There is no admission charge. A free will offering will be requested. For more information contact the Mastersingers by email at info@mastersingersfm.com or phone at 288-2535. Gibb Farm No.2 by Tangren Reynolds South Beach by Marion Hall The Alley by Rita Tarr McLainISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 201234


35 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 2012 From page 1Riders In The Skyreleased more than 30 albums. The group has also enjoyed television success as comedic hosts of their own weekly CBS and TNN programs. Riders remains true to the integrity of Western music with their wacky cowboy charisma Most of their comedy develops from ad-libbing while on stage. Singer Ranger Doug says, One ad lib leads to another. As much as we love music and love to play, people love to be entertained and forget about the debt ceiling, surly teenagers and mortgages. Riders in the Sky performance supported by Sponsors BIG ARTS Angels and The Jacaranda. From page 1Das BarbecThis uproarious musical comedy spins Epic Wagnerian as a witty Texas fable using five actors playing more than 30 outrageous characters at breakneck speed. Songs run the gamut from Broadway to Texas Swing and Jazz to Country/Western. Conjure up your basic Texas hootenanny, complete with lassos, long neck beers, fringed leather and steel guitars. Now, marry that image with Wagners Ring Cycle, in all its operatic, melodramatic intensity, and youve got one splendidly giddy musical. Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson writes, Silly, glossy and full of mock-Texas shtick, the show recalls the camp-tastic 1970s TV soaper Dallas but with loads of singin, dancin, quickchangin and plottin ... Das Barbec is supported by Herb Strauss Theater Season Sponsor The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and Show Sponsor Tween Waters Inn. Das Barbec is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. For more information about the show and to purchase tickets, visit the Herb Strauss Theater Box Office at 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel; call (239) 4726862 or (239) 395-0900; or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Riders in the Sky ZAGAT ZAGAT.COM R ate d b y : Follow us on acebook Tropical Salad! Yucatan Shrimp! March 4th and 5th 12-2pm & 4-6pm March 22nd 12-2pm & 4-6pm th t h Meet The Author!Details OnlineSend your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 201236 Current Events Dinnerby Di SaggauOver 100 news junkies gathered for a social evening last Thursday at the Sanctuary. It was the annual Current Events dinner and it was a grand affair. Everyone was decked out in their finery and camaraderie filled the air. Following a cocktail hour and mingling with friends, it was dinner time and the Sanctuary served up elegant fare. Each year Jim Hanlon assembles a news crossword puzzle to sharpen our minds and test our memories. My table didnt win, but we sure had fun reaching back into our brains to fill in the right answers, and we did come in second. If you are not familiar with Current Events, you are invited to check us out. We meet every Monday from 10 a.m. to noon in Schein Hall at BIG ARTS on Sanibel. A moderator selects the topics to discuss and those in attendance are encouraged to comment. Everything is done in a very civil manner. There is a $3 fee to attend, and refreshments are served during the break. Newcomers are always welcome. Heidi Keevins, Edina and Alan Lessack JR Pascall and Di Saggau Marion and Bebe Panepinto with Sami Ural Maureen Wright, Harvey and Betsy Sugerman and Dick Wright Paul and Jan Rozeboom Hal and June Patinkin PIRATE CRUISE INTERACTIVE FRIENDLY PIRATE FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! SET SAIL ON A 90-MINUTE SWASHBUCKLING SHOW Reservations are Required Call for Cruise Times 239.765.7272 Also Ask about our Sunset Cruises,Private Parties & Charters. Full Service Barwww.PiecesofEight.com PIRATE CRUISE WITH THE PURCHASE OF TWO FARES. NO OTHER OFFERS APPLY COUPON MAY BE USED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE EXP. 12/15 2012 $5 OFF 1551 Periwinkle Way I 472-7242 Lunch 113 I Happy Hour 36 I Dinner 59:30Dinner reservations suggested DINING SHOPPING COCKTAILS AWARD-WINNING BISTRO CUISINE JEWELRY, CLOTHING, BOOKS & GIFTS FINE WINES, BEERS & HAPPY HOUR MENU Live! Danny Morgan & Friends! TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 8PM UNTIL... 1551 Periwinkle Way 472-7242 Lunch 11-3 Happy Hour 3-6 Dinner 5-9 Chris Workman Every Wed. 7-10pm Danny Morgan & Friends Tues. & Thurs. 7-10pm Live Music


Upcoming Workshops At BIG ARTSSignups are ongoing for the upcoming BIG ARTS workshops and Winter Academy courses. The full workshop and Winter Academy schedule is available online at www. BIGARTS.org or by contacting the main BIG ARTS office at 395-0900. All classes are held at BIG ARTS Center, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, unless noted: iPad Basics with Gerard Damiano is Thursday, February 16 from 1 to 5 p.m. iPhone Advanced with Gerard Damiano is Friday, February 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Art of the iPhone with Gerard Damiano is Friday, February 17 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Shaker Tape Tote Basket with Genny Gray is Saturday, February 18 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Creative Clay with Dawn Boesen starts February 20; meets Mondays from 1 to 4 p.m. Great Themes Discussion Group with Steve Overbeck starts February 20; meets Mondays from 2 to 4 p.m. Adult Tap (Non-Beginners) with Bobby Logue starts February 21; meets Tuesdays from noon to 1:30 p.m. Adult Jazz/Hip Hop with Bobby Logue starts February 21; meets Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Stand in the Moment: Short Fiction or Memoir with Steve Oberbeck starts Tuesday, February 21; meets from 1 to 3 p.m. iCloud Computing with Gerard Damiano is Wednesday, February 22 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Decorative Painting & More with Lois Ferguson starts February 22; meets Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. iPad Advanced with Gerard Damiano is Thursday, February 23 from 1 to 5 p.m. The Art of the iPad with Gerard Damiano is Friday, February 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Apps (Apple) Advanced with Gerard Damiano is Friday, February 24 from 2 to 5 p.m. Improv 201 with Jim Griswold and Randi Watkins is Saturday, February 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. Playwrights Workshop II (Intermediate) with Angela Koch starts February 25; meets Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Community Chorus meets at BIG ARTS Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Community Band practices Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church. Individual flute, piano and saxophone lessons are available for children and adult students. BIG ARTS Workshops are sponsored by Sony Corporation of America. There is a 20 percent discount on workshops for BIG ARTS members. Technology workshop at BIG ARTS Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com 37 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 2012


A Night Of A Thousand StarsBIG ARTS Film Society invites all film fans to a special reception and screening of The African Queen, 7 p.m. Monday, March 5 to celebrate Sanibel Oscar Night. Pre-film award ceremony will include island locals dressed as Hollywood stars. The Sanibel Oscar Award winners will be announced, followed by film, and reception. All are invited to vote in the Sanibel Oscar contest; ballots are available at BIG ARTS Center, Baileys General Store, George & Wendys Corner Grill, and Watson McRae Gallery. The celebration will mark the conclusion of the two-month long Oscar Contender series screened Wednesdays at Island Cinema. Starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn, this John Huston film is set in Africa during World War I. A gin-swilling riverboat captain and strait-laced missionary forge an unlikely romance despite fierce rows and moral antagonism. Bogart won the 1952 Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and The African Queen was nominated for three other Academy Awards. Enhanced by surround sound the digitally-restored African Queen will be shown in the comfort of Schein Performance Hall, with a high-definition projection system and large screen to provide a superb cinematic presentation. Listening devices are available. The $15 ticket includes film, ceremony and champagne reception. Everyone is invited to dress up for the red carpet and hear emcee Albert Hann announce results from islanders voting. Many of the glitterati will be wearing bling from Congress Jewelers, with hair and makeup styled by Sanibel Day Spa. Some celebs will show off hair styled by Josie Crown. The Fashion Police will provide live running commentary on red-carpet fashion. BIG ARTS Film Series is supported by Patron Series Sponsor Bank Of The Islands, Associate Supporters The Royal Shell Companies and The Sanibel Bean, as well as Supporters Jerrys Foods of Sanibel, Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory, and Sanibel Taxi. For the complete listing of BIG ARTS films, to purchase tickets, to sign up for workshops, or to become a member, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road Sanibel; call (239) 395-0900; e-mail info@BIGARTS.org; or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Harvey Golden and Marsha Wagner at the 2011 Sanibel Oscar Night Maddy Hanlon, Maddy Mayor, Visnja Gembecki at the 2011 Sanibel Oscar Night Film poster for The African Queen Hazel and David Barber at the 2011 Sanibel Oscar Night Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerIsland Style Home Cookin' in Our Open Air KitchenMaking Memories Since 1984 Family Owned & OperatedOpen 7 Days Your Table is Waiting! No reservations 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.2007 Periwinkle Way, Tahitian Gardens Shopping Center472-5323 Enjoy Dining At Our Handmade Shadowbox Fossil Seashell TablesDinners Monday through Saturday 4:30pm 8pm Breakfast and Lunch 7 Days 7am to 4pm Dinners from $11.99 $23.99Chicken Parmesan Chicken Picatta Shrimp Scampi Fried Shrimp Scottish Salmon Fish of the Day Vegetarian Pasta Crabcake Dinner Hand Picked Local Pink ShrimpChef Jerry Hodgkins & Jr. Chef John BondurantCountry Fried Chicken YUM!!! Grandmas Pot Roast Roast Pork New York Strip(12 oz. Aged Choice)Surf & Turf(New York Strip with Crabcake or Shrimp)Spaghetti and Homemade MeatballsChicken Marsala C h Cafe Cafe Souvenirs: Souvenirs: Ball Caps, T-shirts Ball Caps, T-shirts and Co ee Mugs and Co ee Mugs Kids Kids Menu MenuISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 201238 To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


39 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 2012 Great Steaks and Contemporary Comfort Food Classics Great Steaks and Contemporary Comfort Food ClassicsLunch & Dinner 7 Days a Week Breakfast Sandwiches Available Every Morning Monday Turkey Dinner Specials Monday Turkey Dinner Specials Tuesday 1/2 Price Bottled Wine* Tuesday 1/2 Price Bottled Wine* Wednesday German Dinner Specials Wednesday German Dinner Specials Sunday Brunch Buffet Sunday Brunch Buffet EARLY BIRD 4:30 5:30 P.M. EARLY BIRD 4:30 5:30 P.M. 1/2 Price Appetizer or Dessert with Entree* 1/2 Price Appetizer or Dessert with Entree**See restaurant for details SUNDAY SUNDAY BRUNCH BRUNCH 10-2 10-2Omelet and Carving Stations Complimentary Brunch Cocktail 18 BEERS ON TAP 18 BEERS ON TAP HAPPY HOUR HAPPY HOUR4 6 Every Day Catering Available Executive Chef Sean Boller1100 Par View Drive Sanibel 472-4394 A Jaw-Dropping Play At Theatre Conspiracy by Di SaggauImagine everything you did between the years of 1976 and 1992. Now, remove all of it. Words from Sunny Jacobs, a hopeful hippie, convicted and sentenced to death for a crime she did not commit. Sunny is just one of six people represented in the play, The Exonerated, who were sent to death row for crimes they did not commit. This is an intense and deeply affecting play, written by Jessica Blank and Eric Jensen, after conducting interviews with 40 former death row prisoners who spent from 2 to 22 years in prison before being released. During this 90-minute, intermissionless play, we also meet Gary, a midwestern organic farmer condemned for the murder of his parents and later exonerated when two motorcycle gang members confess to the crime. We are introduced to Robert, an African-American horse groomer who spent seven years on Floridas death row for a murder he did not commit. We meet Delbert, a poet who serves as a type of narrator, providing not only his own story, but often an amusing commentary between the many scenes. He was convicted of a rape/murder in the Deep South during the 1970s and later freed when evidence showed he was not even in the state when the crime occurred. The play moves between first-person monologues and flashbacks to events and courtroom testimonies. The Exonerated tells their side of the story, which was what the police and the legal system initially failed to recognize. It also tells what its like returning to the real world, and how some are treated because of their mistaken criminal past. The minimal set, lighting and sound effects greatly enhance the performance. The main roles are played by Ken Johnson, Cory Campbell, Michael Graves, Denise Scott and Curtis Jones, who stepped in at the last minute for Don Manley who was ill. Jamie Hutteman, Tiffany Campbell, Mike Breen and Jamie Carmichael play multiple roles. All do an exceptional job of making the audience sit up and listen and think about injustice, prejudice and the death penalty itself. The Exonerated is directed by J. Mitchell Haley. Its an extraordinary play that will have you thinking about it long after you leave the theater. It plays through Sunday, February 19 at Theatre Conspiracy in the Foulds Theatre, Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. For tickets, call the box office at 936-3239. Rachel Carson Lecture Cancelledby Andrew Stansell The Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education at Florida Gulf Coast University regrets to share difficult news concerning poet Mary Oliver. It has learned that Oliver received an unexpected diagnosis of a very serious illness last week. She had been greatly looking forward to delivering the Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture. In a eloquent letter to the Center, Oliver has written, I am more deeply regretful and apologetic than I can say that I failed my visit. Its so clear that you love and honor exactly the things that I do, my visit was to be a great delight. But what happened to me, which demands all my attention, chose its own time. A public reading, even in beautiful Sanibel, is out of my range just now. The Center hopes that you will join in sending prayers, healing thoughts and well wishes to Mary Oliver at this difficult time. Center director Peter Blaze Corcoran said, Perhaps the best way to honor a poet is to read her poetry. I encourage you to read your favorite Mary Oliver poem aloud. After considering a variety of options and out of respect for Oliver, the Center has decided to cancel the Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture that was scheduled for Friday, February 17 at St. Michael and All Angels Church on Sanibel. It has also cancelled the Master Class with Florida Gulf Coast University students that was scheduled for Thursday, February 16 on campus. The Center is, of course, willing to refund contributions made to reserve seating at the Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture and were not planning to attend the party. The Center will go forward with the Eighth Annual Fundraising Celebration on Saturday, February 18 from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sanibel. Although Oliver was not planning to attend this event, hosts Peter and Mallory Haffenreffer wish to have the evening honor her. Poet Alison Hawthorne Deming and Center board cochairs Mary Evelyn Tucker and David Orr will celebrate her contributions to the literary arts and the spirit of Rachel Carson with their remarks. The Eighth Annual Fundraising Celebration is now fully subscribed, and there is currently a waiting list to attend. For more information, visit www.fgcu. edu/cese, e-mail cese@fgcu.edu or call 590-7166. Local Singer Featured On Daily Buzz Singer/songwriter/pianist Whitney Wolanin (center) with the anchors of the Daily Buzz (Andy Campbell, Kia Malone, Andrea Jackson and Mitch English) after a live national TV performance of her hit song Honesty. English is wearing his Whitney Wolanin I Heart Music hoodie, now becoming a collectors item. Honesty is # 27 on media base radio AirPlay chart this week. photo by TopNotch Records/Victoria Wolanin


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 201240 Students Shine In Lab Theaters Romeo & Julietby Di SaggauRomeo & Juliet is one of Shakespeares best-loved plays, a timeless story of tragic love and its playing at Laboratory Theater of Florida. What is amazing about the show is that 12 of the 22 players are under the age of 18. Its inspiring to see these young people hone their craft. You know the story. Two families in Verona, the Montagues and Capulets, have been feuding for years. When young Romeo looks into the eyes of Juliet, its love at first sight for both. However, after Romeo kills Tybalt, one of Juliets kinsman, he must flee for his life, while Juliet is promised in marriage to another. A plot is hatched by a sympathetic Friar to reunite the lovers, but the scheme goes terribly wrong, leading to unspeakable tragedy. Artistic Director Annette Trossbach said, What you see is a fast-paced, rollercoaster ride of a tragic love story. Truer words were never spoken. Romeo & Juliet, edited for a modern audience, takes viewers through 24 different mini-acts that move like wild fire from the streets of Verona, to the Capulets costume ball, to the tender scenes between the star-crossed young lovers. Kyle Tague and Gabriela Picket capture the innocence of youth as they try to escape from their feuding parents. The stage combat between the dueling Montagues and Capulets is excellent. When Tybalt (Vladimy Bellefleur) knives it out with Mercutio (Christian Cooper) the action is so realistic you expect someone to intervene. I was amazed at the acting abilities of these two young men. The production doesnt shy away from Shakespeares bawdy puns, particularly the overtly sexual Mercutio, who tackles a plethora of double entendres, often going to extremes that are hilarious but not appropriate to print. Denyea Clarkson is Juliets nurse, and she is a strong character who not only shows motherly affection but also adds many humorous moments. Beth L. Yazvac and Jack Weld play Juliets selfish parents and Dale Hoover is the friendly Friar. The costuming is modern and it works well. Romeo wears a black leather jacket, and most of his friends have jeans with gigantic holes in the knees. Some characters wear hoodies and others can be seen in four-inch heels. For the ball, Mrs. Capulet dresses in a French maids costume. Romeo & Juliet is a fast-paced, emotionally-rich production that will have you falling in love with Shakespeare. It plays through Saturday, February 25 at Laboratory Theater of Florida, located in downtown Fort Myers at 1634 Woodford Avenue. For tickets, visit www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com or call 218-0481. Juliet (Gabriela Picket) and her nurse (Denyea Clarkson) Romeo (Kyle Tague) and Friar Laurence (Dale Hoover) Tybalt (Vladimy Bellefleur) and Mr. Capulet (Jack Weld) Extremely Loud And Incredibly Closeby Stan GembickiOn Wednesday, February 22 at 1 p.m., Island Cinema will show the eighth of nine movies in the BIG Arts Academy Awards Contenders Film Series. After the movie, a discussion will take place at George & Wendys Corner Grill. Tickets are available at Island Cinema for $7.50 per person. Other movies in the series will be announced prior to the weekly showing. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is director Stephen Daldrys film based on the 2008 novel by Jonathan Safran Foer. It stars Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Max von Sydow and Thomas Horn as 11 year-old Oskar Schell. Oskar is forced to adjust to the loss of his father, Thomas Schell, played by Hanks. Thomas Schell was meeting in the World Trade Center on the fateful day in September 2001 when the world seemed to change forever. Early on, Daldry establishes an affectionate relationship between Oskar and his dad. Thomas Schell engages and sometimes frustrates his son by setting up a variety of problems for Oskar to solve. Oskar is persistent and concocts an elaborate project that allows him to cling to his fathers memory. While rummaging through his fathers closet, Oskar finds a key and a name Black in a small vase. He decides that the key and the name must be clues that his father meant for him to follow. He decides that he must locate every Black in the New York City phone book to determine just what this key opens. His journey through the five boroughs takes him beyond his own loss to a greater understanding of the world around him. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close has been nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor (von Sydow). 9 A.M. 6 P.M. MON. SAT. 12-5 P.M. 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41 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 2012 Monday Night MovieCave Of Forgotten Dreamsby Nancy CarlileBig Arts Film Society will present Cave of Forgotten Dreams on Monday, February 20 at 7 p.m. This documentary first released in 2010 tells the story of the discovery and exploration of the incredible Chauvert Caves in southern France. The caves were found in 1994 and immediately came under the supervision of the French Ministry of Culture. For these caves contain the oldest known cave drawings. Artwork that has been dated back 30,000 and 35,000 years ago. And not the primitive drawings one might expect, but accomplished art. Magical drawings, almost exclusively of animals. Thirteen sp ecies are represented, some of which are now extinct. Because of radon and carbon dioxide levels in the cave limiting time that could safely be spent there and because of fear of human contamination and exploitation, access to the cave has been extremely limited. We are fortunate that the well known German filmmaker, Werner Herzog, read an article about the caves written by Judith Thurman for The New Yorker and she and Herzog were granted very limited access to Chauvert Caves to make this film. Only six shooting days of four hours each were scheduled. Four people were allowed on the crew: Herzog, cinematographer Peter Zeitlinger, a sound recor der and one assistant. The incredible footage was shot in 3-D with battery powered lights as the crew transversed the floor of the cave on a series on 24-inch walkways. The results are amazing and the film has won many awards. Cave of Forgotten Dreams premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. The film includes footage from inside the cave and the nearby Pont dArc natural bridge, and includes interviews with various scientists and historians. Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times writes, A sacred space where the human and the mystical effortlessly intertwine, and we are in Werner Herzogs debt for that great gift. 2010, 89 minutes, Not Rated, in French with English subtitles General admission is $8, or purchase a film booklet of 11 tickets for $88. Film booklet holders must be seated no later than 6:45 p.m. to ensure a seat. All Monday night films begin at 7 p.m. BIG ARTS Monday Night Film Series is supported by Series Sponsor Bank Of The Islands and Stan and Visnja Gembicki, supporters George & Wendys Corner Grill, Jerrys Foods of Sanibel, Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory, and Sanibel Taxi. For the complete listing of BIG ARTS films, to purchase tickets, to sign up for workshops, or to become a member, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, call 3950900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. North Korea Poses Threat, FORUM Toldby Max FriedersdorfNorth Koreas continuing nuclear and long range weapons programs offer a military threat to the Korean Peninsula and other northeast Asian countries, as well as the U.S. west coast, according to Robert Gallucci, former nuclear proliferation negotiator with the State Department. The former career diplomat and ambassador, now serving as president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, recommended a strong deterrent threat to the North Koreans if they persisted in exporting military technology, equipment and material. I would put this threat to strike into place, Gallucci told another large audience on Sunday evening at The FORUM lecture series sponsored by BIG ARTS in Schein Hall, after explaining that North Korea has already exported weapons including ICBM medium range missiles to nations in the middle east and south Asia. Gallucci believes the U.S. nuclear arsenal can deter any attack by another nation state, but is concerned about the transfer of nuclear material or weapon to a non-national entity... there is enough information out there that designing and building a small yield weapon is possible... terrorist groups could build and deliver a weapon, there are a thousand ways to enter this country. South Korea is much superior militarily to North Korea, Gallucci added, but the North has nuclear weapons and a conventional war could turn into a nuclear war. Gallucci said he expects no dramatic change in the leadership transition now underway in North Korea and very small chance of the people rising against the leadership... a Korean Spring is not plausible, he concluded. 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LIVE ENTE R TAINMEN T A T SHOAL S Every Tuesday and Friday 6 to 9 p.m. With Sanibels Gene Federic o Pat Schroeder To Share Perspective On Political SceneOn Tuesday, February 28 at the Sanibel Public Library, the illimitable Pat Schroeder, who represented Colorado in the United States House of Representatives from 1973 to 1997, will share her remarkable political journey with the Democratic Club of the Islands. The event will begin at 7 p.m. Educated at the University of Minnesota with a B.A. in History, Schroeder later earned a law degree from Harvard Law School in 1964. After moving to Colorado, she worked for the National Labor Relations Board, and later for Planned Parenthood. Elected to the House in 1973 at 31, she is the second youngest woman ever elected to that body. She won by only 8,000 votes, but was re-elected 11 more times and served 24 years as a Colorado Democrat. While in Congress, Schroeder was the first woman to serve on the House Armed Services Committee. A prime mover behind the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, she was also involved in reform of Congress, questioning the long standing control of committees by their chairs and sparring with Speaker Carl Albert over Congressional Hideaways. The feisty and witty Schroeder is remembered for chairing the 1987 Presidential campaign of Gary Hart, and then running for President herself, when he withdrew. At a farewell press conference, she stated that she had spent 24 Years in a Federal Institution. The humorous title for her memoir published in 1998 was 24 Years Of House Work... And The Place Is Still A Mess. Schroeder coined the famous phrase Teflon President to describe Ronald Reagan. She is also remembered for her frankness by saying that she had an incredible urge to wash Richard Nixons face because he wore makeup all the time. Schroeder and her husband currently live in Celebration, Florida, where she is a strong supporter of Alan Graysons re-election to Congress. Pat will share her clear-eyed perspective on the current political climate nationally, as well as in Florida. The Democratic Club of the Islands invites all islanders as well as any others who are interested in getting involved in progressive and Democratic politics to attend the meeting at the Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Road. Seating is limited, so it will be on a first come, first served basis. For more information, call 395-9078 or e-mail demclubislands@gmail.com. Pat Schroeder Indispensable Advice from Dr. Dave Get your copy of Dr. Daves Book at Sanibel Island Books and Gifts,1571 Periwinkle Way 472-5223 Poetic Voicesselected by Don BrownSunrise At Baileys Store (inspired by a painting by Peter Zell)by Carol Kapla Heading into the sunrise, She pedaled to the shore, The oceans roar a welcome sound On her way to Baileys Store. Feeling lithe, yet marked by cares, She opened her basket in need of wares, When out of the heavens A goddess appeared, And captured the maidens youthful ear: Just as Apollo gives us light, One day your cavern may not be bright. Put on your fine garb and celebrate Before you suffer the human fate! The girl looked up at the yellow sky, She found no need to reply, She got on her bike And rode away; No one has seen her to this day. Carol L. Kaplan, PhD, is professor emerita of French at California University of Pennsylvania. She is a specialist in the 20th century French novel. Her research centers on the relationship of painting and literature in the novels of Andr Gide. She resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and has a condo on Sanibel where she enjoys being a docent at the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village. For consideration, please send typed poems with a short biography to Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957 Attn: Don Brown or send a Microsoft Word attachment to donbrown@alum. mit.edu Free Wood Carving ExhibitWood carvers, both experienced and novices, will be exhibiting their carvings and demonstrating their various carving techniques at the annual Woodcarving Exhibit on Saturday, February 25 at the Estero Community & Recreation Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd. The exhibit will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The public is invited to attend the exhibit, presented by the Bonita Wood Carvers. There is no charge for admission or parking. Attendees will be able to view carvings from recent competitions as well as completed projects and carvings in progress. Wood carving supplies and equipment will be available for purchase. Bonita Wood Carvers meet weekly throughout the year on Wednesday afternoons at the Estero Community & Recreation Center. Instruction is available for beginners and advanced carvers enhance their skills during the regular club sessions. Additional information about the exhibit or Bonita Wood Carvers may be obtained by calling Lynn Sheeley at 4826822.


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 201244 Senator Simpson Warns U.S. Debt Unsustainableby Max FriedersdorfOver spending by the federal government has placed the United States in an impossible situation, according to former U.S. Senator Alan K. Simpson during an address on February 8 before an enthusiastic and supportive audience at the BIG ARTS FORUM series in Schein Hall. The humorous but deadly serious Simpson, who served three terms in the Senate and was a member of the Republican leadership, was interrupted three times by spontaneous applause, highly unusual at the FORUM where the moderator urges restraint and decorum. The lanky westerner from Cody, Wyoming serves as co-chair of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform which has completed a one-year study of the governments fiscally disastrous situation and is currently drafting legislative recommendations based on its 67-page report for presentation to Congress. Simpson said that any politician that tells you the problem can be solved without cutting and reforming Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and Defense is a fake, a total phony. There has been no shared sacrifice in this country since World War II. We send other people to fight our wars. Simpson explained that the federal debt now totals $16.2 trillion and requires the government to borrow 42 cents of every dollar we spend. We have a treaty with Taiwan to defend them if attacked by China. If China moved in we would have to borrow money from China to defend Taiwan from China! We are on the same fiscal trajectory as Portugal, Greece and Ireland, Simpson warned, and are just the healthiest horse in the glue factory as my co-chairman Erskine Bowles says. The annual Department of Defense budget is now $760 billion compared to $560 billion for the next 14 countries on earth combined, including China and Russia... we asked the Pentagon how many contractors they had and they replied somewhere between one million and 10 million... this is the military-industrial complex Eisenhower warned about... I served in the army of occupation in Germany after World War II and those bases are still there... DOD is operating 116 school systems in the U.S. close to public schools, Simpson noted. Simpson reported that 105 special interest groups testified before the Commission hearings and they all thought cutting spending was a good idea, but they all said, dont touch ours. If Medicare is not reduced, Simpson said, it will eat a hole through this country that will be hard to repair. With regard to Social Security, Simpson recalled that the program was created in the mid-s in the heart of the depression, never as a retirement plan, but as an income supplement to replace 43 percent of income for the unemployed. At that time, life expectancy was 63; it is now 78.1 and going to 80. It would be rotten to let this system disappear without making it solvent. The Commission, Simpson added, will recommend affluence testing and raising the retirement age to 68 by 2050. Simpson had plenty of blame to go around for both political parties. George W. Bush never vetoed a spending bill in eight years and tried to fight two wars at the same time without raising taxes, unprecedented since the Revolutionary War; Obama went along with the bailouts for the banks. But the question now is where is the tipping point when we go the way of Greece? Are we ready to cut back, are the American people ready to let go or are they totally captured by the howling lobbyists and special interests, Simpson asked. The answer will come from the markets, the money guys, not the politicians. They will want more interest on their loans and the resultant inflation will hurt the most vulnerable, the little guy. We have to begin talking sense or the markets will call the shots. During a lengthy and lively question session, the senator made the following additional points: The Commission will recommend, among others, the cutting of foreign aid, earmarks, waste, fraud and abuse, Congressional pensions, three-year pay freeze on Congress and the White House, reducing military pensions in line with civilian, and reduction of federal work force through attrition. Grover Norquist is the most powerful person in America, according to Simpson, because he heads a powerful anti-tax lobby in Washington that has guarantees from 95 percent of the Republican congressmen to vote against raising taxes under any circumstances. (Simpson says this is unrealistic because the 15 percent average tax rate of gross national product is the lowest since the Korean War, and the $1 trillion tax loopholes in the tax code benefit only 10 percent of the people.) If Congress is enthralled with Grover Norquist and AARP, we havent got a prayer, Simpson added. The Tea Party is not a bunch of goofies. They have offered to work with us. They know it is an unsustainable situation. Those congressmen who oppose cutting the big four programs of sacred Medicare, Medicaid, Social Securities and Defense may well get beat this election. Erskine and I have been out speaking all over the country to more than 500,000 people. If Obama is re-elected, he will have a sudden epiphany about how bad the debt is and, clever guy that he is, take care of Medicare and Social Security, while Leon Panetta will surgically cut sefense. The Supreme Court decision saying corporations are people is the worst ever made.They have opened the flood gates. This is most destructive and should be called the How To Buy A President law. Term limits wont work, the bureaucracy will always be there. On the occupier movement across the nation, Simpson remarked, You better pay attention; its out there. There are some anarchists involved. We have tried to protect the most vulnerable people in society. But, there are a lot of people in this country that are really, really hurting. Forget a Constitutional Amendment to balance the budget. Its a sleeping pill. We dont have years, the tipping point is here. (Compact discs of Senator Simpsons important and informative remarks are available at BIG ARTS for $5). Senator Alan K. 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45 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 2012 Live Entertainment 8pm-11pm Wed Fri Stone Crab Claws Are HERE! Lunch & Dinner Daily Happy Hour Nightly Find Us on Facebook Book Signing At The Shell MuseumMarianne Berkes, a childrens book author who has penned 11 books and has received several dozen awards for her work, will sign books at The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum on March 4 from noon to 1 p.m. Her second book, Seashells by the Seashore, was inspired by her shell collecting on Sanibel. I had never seen such a variety of shell shapes and colors in any one place, she said. It was amazing to me that the creatures living inside these shells could create such incredible works of art. Her latest book, Over in the Forest: Come and Take a Peek!, follows the tracks of 10 woodland animals, teaching children about wildlife in a fun and creative way. For more information, contact public programs specialist Diane Thomas at www. dothomas.org or 395-2233. Author Marianne Berkes You Say TomatoCome to the Sanibel Public Library on Friday, February 17 at 2 p.m. for a program on tomatoes. Betsy Eidem, library staff, will tempt your tastebuds with stories and recipes during this flavorful presentation. Musician To Perform At Sanibel LibraryThe Sanibel Public Library presents Dave Kilbride on Tuesday, February 21 at 2 p.m. for another of his special music concerts. Book Signing Adventures in Paradise will hold a book signing with Captain Bob Sabatino on Saturday, February 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Adventures in Paradise Outfitters, 2019 Periwinkle Way, in the Tahitian Gardens Shopping Center Captain Bob Sabatino came to Sanibel and Captiva islands when they were still just islands off the coast of Southwest Florida, not a hot spot for vacationers. But in many senses the islands were truly a HOT spot! Captain Bob came to the islands from New York City, finding himself on a tropical paradise island where he lived, loved, and fished to the extreme. The freedom of the islands filled his days of perfection with fun and humor which you can enjoy by reading, Every Day is Saturday. The guy almost gave me a heart attack fighting a 70-pound tarpon on 20-pound test line! But all is forgiven because I love his book, said Willard Scott. Dave Kilbride Bob Sabatino


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 201246 Modern Piracy Class At Shell PointThe Academy of Life Long Learning at Shell Point invites the public to attend an academy class regarding Modern Piracy, Somali Pirates and The International Efforts Against Them on Thursday, March 1 in the Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point Retirement Community. Tickets are required to attend, and can be purchased for $10 each by calling 454-2054. Award winning maritime author and lecturer Robert Macomber returns to Shell Point to offer an overview of the piracy situation in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden. Guests will learn about the pirates, the merchant ships they prey upon, and the efforts of the international community to lessen the threat. Macomber will include in the presentation unclassified portions of his project for the Center for Army Analysis at Ft. Belvoir (Metro Washington, D.C.) and personal anecdotes from his own confrontation with pirates in Columbia. Robert Macomber has offered intriguing and informative presentations as part of our academy in the past, and we are so pleased to welcome him back, said Teri Kollath, manager of academy and volunteer services. The topic of piracy has been in the news quite often in recent years, and this presentation will offer insight into this terrifying situation and the efforts that are taking place to help keep waters safe.The Academy of Life Long Learning at Shell Point is a lifelong learning educational initiative for the residents of the retirement community. The academy provides anywhere from 70 to 90 classes each semester, that encompasses a well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults. The academy was named as one of 2008s most innovative active aging programs by the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA), an association that supports professionals who develop wellness/fitness facilities and services for age 50-plus adults. Shell Point Retirement Community is just off Summerlin Road and McGregor Boulevard, two miles before the Sanibel Causeway. Speaker Series On Civil WarFGCU will host a speaker series on the Civil War in Southwest Florida to celebrate Florida Archaeology Month in March. The Southwest Regional Center of the Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN), hosted at Florida Gulf Coast University, presents, More than a Trifling Affair: A Tour of Southwest Florida in the Civil War. Lectures are free and open to the public. March 1, 7 p.m. FGCU Professor Irvin Winsboro presents Race and Civil War in Southwest Florida followed by a book signing session at the Southwest Florida Museum of History in Fort Myers. March 8, 7 p.m. Tara Giuliano, a University of West Florida graduate student presents Legend of the Field Stones in Old Bethel Cemetery: Using Archaeology to Explore Social Memory at Pieter Westergaard House in Moore Haven. March 15, 7 p.m. Jacqueline Brown from Charlotte County Historical Center presents Charlotte County in the Civil War at the Historical Center in Port Charlotte. March 22, 7:30 p.m. Bill Mack, FGCU adjunct professor presents Between Two Fires: The Civil War in Southwest Florida at the Clewiston Museum. March 29, 7 p.m. Duane and Holly Shaffer present The Battle of Fort Myers and the Cow Cavalry at the Collier County Museum in Naples. FPAN is a new direction to protect and preserve cultural resources and to involve the public in the study of the past. Regional centers around Florida serve as clearinghouses for information; places for learning, training and study; and headquarters for public participation in archaeology and historic preservation. Suspense Author To Attend Book Signing SaturdayDr. Allen Malnak will be at MacIntosh Books & Paper on Saturday, February 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. His debut novel, Hitlers Silver Box, is both well-written and full of non-stop action and suspense. After completing his medical residency and liver disease fellowship, Dr. Malnak practiced as a board-certified internist. He served as Chief of Internal Medicine at the U.S. Army Hospital in Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He was also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Stritch School of Medicine of Loyola University. He is currently retired and resides in with his wife in Fort Myers. MacIntosh Books & Paper is located at 2407 Periwinkle Way. If you are unable to attend the event, signed copies can be pre-ordered by phone at 472-1447. Robert Macomber PAWS Pet Needs A Good HomeMeet 3-month-old Scarlet, who was found as a stray at Tween Waters Inn on Captiva. She is very sweet, healthy, up to date on her shots and will soon be spayed. To adopt Scarlet, call PAWS volunteer Pam at 472-4823. PAWS is in need of temporary foster homes. Scarlet Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road239.395.1464 Sanibel Island Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


47 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 2012 Farrell To Discuss Southwest Florida Weather At Sanibel Public LibraryOn Wednesday, February 22 at 1 p.m., the Sanibel Public Library will welcome CBS affiliate station WINK-TV Chief Meteorologist Jim Farrell for an exciting presentation on weather in Southwest Florida. Farrell was awarded the title of Certified Broadcast Meteorologist in March 2006, the highest level of achievement for a TV meteorologist. After graduating from West Chester State College in Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Education, Jim moved to Southwest Florida in 1981 to teach science at North Fort Myers High School. He later went back to school for meteorology coursework at both The University of Kansas and Mississippi State University. Jim began his television career in 1982, joined WINK-TV in 1992, and is now WINK-TVs Chief Meteorologist, seen on WINK News at 5, 6, 7 and 11 p.m., Monday through Friday. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences recently awarded Farrell their Silver Circle Award for his contributions and exemplary service to the television industry for 25 years or more. Jim Farrell Enjoy Poetic Presentation Of Visual Art ArtPoems, the collaborative transmedia poet and artist project of Southwest Florida, will celebrate its sixth year at BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall Friday, February 24. There will be a reception beginning at 7 p.m., with the presentation to follow at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 general admission. Ranging from the Peace River to Sanibel, from Cape Coral to Fort Myers and Naples, the group of 12 artists and 12 poets collaborated to produce poems inspired by artworks and artworks inspired by poems. Poets will perform their poems, villanelles, ballads, Fibonacci poems and free verse while the paired paintings, sculptures, photography and mixed media artwork are exhibited during the reception and digitally on stage during the performance. This year Dance Alliance, a dance troupe collaborative, will join the writers in this performance with African drummers, two guitarists, a flutist, and a multiinstrumentalist. Collaborating visual artists are Peg Cullen, Pascale Doxy, Cheryl Fausel, Stephen Hayford, Philip Heubeck, Shelia Hoen, Hollis Jeffcoat, Dennis Joyce, David King, Doug MacGregor, Andi McCarter and JR Roberts. Jim Brock, Dorothy Brooks, Carol Drummond, Katelyn Gravel, Sandy Greco, Bob Maxeiner, Jesse Millner, Joseph Pacheco, Marsha Perlman, Sid Simon, Larry Stiles and Lorraine Vail are the poets. BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall is located at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. ArtPoems will be presented at the Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers 7 p.m. Thursday, March 1. Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. Mosaic by Andi McCarter was inspired by a poem by Don Brock Book Signing With Jocelyn MillerAuthor Jocelyn Miller will be appearing at MacIntosh Books & Paper on Thursday, February 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. She will be signing her fiction novels, Broken Cords and Tanglewood Plantation, both currently in paperback. An interest in genealogy and early American history catapulted Miller to her present-day vocation; to write of the lives of women of all class and cultures throughout the early centuries of civilized America. An avid student of colonial, frontier and Victorian history, she has dedicated many hours and travels to the research of historical facts and details pertaining to the lives of women of these eras. MacIntosh Books & Paper is located at 2407 Periwinkle Way. If you are unable to attend the event, signed copies can be pre-ordered by phone at 472-1447. Jocelyn MIller Food Atmosphere Service 1/2 10/7/11 12984 S. 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Sanibel and Captiva by Jim Anderson 2. Chasing Midnight by Randy Wayne White 3. School of Essential Ingredients by Ellen Bauermeister 4. Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh 5. Tigers Wife by Tea Obreht 6. Kitchen House by Kathie Grissom 7. Soldiers Wife by Margaret Leroy 8. Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng 9. Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum 10. Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton Courtesy of Sanibel Island Books & Gifts. Send your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com


Peek at the Unique Page 2B Flag Football Team Photo Page 11B NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands BUSINESS REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS VOL. 19, NO. 34 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA FEBRUARY 17, 2012 B BSECTIONCommunity Joins In For The Shellabration Shellabration 2012! is an island wide, week-long celebration of the Sanibel Shell Fair & Show, designed as a tribute to the islands shell bounty. The celebration will run from February 17 through March 4, with the shell fair and show running March 1 to 3 at The Community House. Shellabrators from around the island are joining in on the excitement with events and promotions. Below is the list of Shellabrators: Amys Something Special, 630 Tarpon Bay Road, is offering a 15 percent discount on locally made shell pendants wrapped in sterling silver. The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is offering free admission to the museum on Monday, February 27. BIG ARTS invites visitors to Show Your Shell Smarts. During shell fair week, between February 27 and March 3, visitors are invited to bring a shell to BIG ARTS Center at 900 Dunlop Road, or BIG ARTS at 2244 Periwinkle Way, or The Herb Strauss Theater at 2200 Periwinkle Way (directly across from the shell fair). Identify the shell, add it to the collection, and receive special discounted ticket pricing on select BIG ARTS programs from February 27 through March 3. The Sanibel-Captiva Art League will have a shell-themed exhibit in The Herb Strauss Theater lobby. Billys Bikes & Rentals will be giving all customers (online and in-store) a raffle ticket for a chance to own a signed Shellabration poster designed by artist Pam Brodersen. Cheeburger Cheeburger will have a kids coloring contest for ages 12 and under. Come in and color the Cheeburger Shellabration coloring pages for a chance to win Cheeburger prizes. JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge will offer ranger-led beach walks at the refuges Perry Tract at Gulfside City Park; shell-related Reading at the Refuge session with shell crafts on Friday and Saturday, March 2 and 3 at 11 a.m.; free touch tank demonstation at Tarpon Bay Recreation Area; Blair Witherington, author of Floridas Living Beaches, will give a lecture on Friday, March 2. The Great White Grill has created its own microbrew, a lager called Shellabration Beer, available only during Shellabration week. There will be Shellabration beer specials all week long. JB Designs will offer cards designed by local photographer/artist Boyd Johnson of Sanibel, dubbed Shells. Customers will get a free sand dollar with purchases of $20 or more during Shellabration week. RS Walsh Landscaping will offer a selection of ceramic and terra cotta planters in a variety of shell shapes, suitable for orchids or small tropical arrangements. Staff will be on hand to assist you in design and planting of your arrangements. There will also be a variety of larger glazed pottery in shell shapes and ocean colors. Sanibel Sea Shells invites visitors to stop by and play a round of Scavenger Jeopardy. The Sanibel Historical Museum & Village will have several shell collections on display throughout Shellabration week inside the Rutland Home, Burnap Cottage, Morning Glories and the Old Schoolhouse. She Sells Sea Shells will be running two promotions during Shellabration week: 25 percent off craft supplies that include wood and paper mache boxes and frames, along with many other paper and wood items, glue, glaze, glitter, glass jars and mirror backs; a Sailors Valentine Sale, with the regular price of $275 reduced to $75. Sale applies to 10-inch traditional antique flower design with a multi-colored shell. Limited quantities. continued on page 6B Reserve Now For Shell Couture Fashion Show On February 27As part of Shellabration! 2012, The Community House will be hosting the Shell Couture Fashion Show featuring garments embellished with shells. The fashion show and luncheon will be on Monday, February 27 beginning at 11 a.m. at The Sanctuary Golf Club, Sanibel. The grand prize fashion designer will receive $500.Shell-themed works of art are still needed for the silent auction. Contributing shell continued on page 6B Wedding gown design by Melinda GrahamShellabration Continues At The Community HouseThe final event for Shellabration! 2012 will be Rusty Browns one-woman show, In Celebration of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, on Sunday, March 4 at 1 p.m. Step back in time with Rusty Brown as she celebrates the life of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, who frequently visited Captiva Island in the and s. While on the island, Lindbergh conceived the idea for her book Gift from the Sea which is based on shells found on the beach. continued on page 6B Rusty Brown will portray Anne Morrow Lindbergh


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 20122B Zonta Peek Tour Features Jewel Found On CaptivaVisitors lucky enough to experience Susen and Jim Bergs magnificent gulf-front home on Captiva could easily mistake it for an Italian palazzo built on the shores of Mediterranean. Villa Paradiso, as it is so aptly named, evokes images of Venice, Morocco and Europe. Filled with touches of Europe, including original artwork and a chapel featuring a hand-carved replica of medieval German artist Tilman Reimenschneiders The Last Supper, the home is one of four featured on this years A Peek At The Unique. The Peek is the main fundraiser for the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva and will be held on Saturday, March 24. Peekers, as tour participants are called, can purchase tickets by calling 1-888891-4689. Villa Paridiso is sure to stun attendees with other touches of Europe and Italy such as the 475-pound Murano glass chandelier, a 17th century tapestry and antiques too numerous to count. The fivebedroom home also features authentic architectural touches like Moorish arches and spa; hand-hewn doors made of exotic hardwoods; a luxurious Romanesque pool and outdoor deck; and a theater replete with a box office, attendant and snack stand. Possibly the most unusual feature of the home is the small chapel that houses a replica The Last Supper. The original woodcarving, which is housed in St. Jakobs Church in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, stands about four feet high, weighs 400 pounds and was carved between the years 1500 and 1505. The Bergs commissioned German artist Florian Hartle to carve the replica, which took one year to make and is about 25 percent smaller than the original. It sits above the altar of the chapel and serves as the small rooms magnificent focal point. Both of us are very eclectic in our tastes, said Susen Berg of the homes many centuries-old appointments. We both share a love of antiques. The Bergs, who hail from Crystal Lake, Illinois where they still have a house, searched the Caribbean, Mexico and parts of the U.S. for their dream retirement home. Jim Berg stumbled across the Captiva property, where a 1950s, two-bedroom cottage once stood, during a business trip in 2004. With Berg, a builder by trade overseeing every detail, the couple broke ground on their house that same year completing construction two and a half years later. Now in its 11th year, The Peek has sold out in years past and organizers expect this year to be no different. But even those who dont attend the tour can contribute to Zontas charitable efforts helping women and girls locally and around the globe by purchasing raffle tickets for Six Chances at The Unique, which include prizes worth thousands of dollars. Raffle tickets are $10 each and available from any club member and will be on sale outside Baileys General Store on weekends in March leading up to the Peek and at the Sanibel Farmers Market on Sunday, March 18. 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 womens lives on the islands, in Lee County and around the world through Zonta International. For more information, visit www.zontasancap.com. Jim and Susen Berg Replica of Tilman Reimenschneiders The Last Supper in Villa Paradisos chapel This Murano glass chandelier weighs 475 pounds Moorish arches decorate the Bergs hallway Isabella Rasi 239-246-47161101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 ENGEL & VLKERS List Local. Sell Global.Excellence in Real Estate A step above! International Client Base 600 Shops Worldwide Multi-Lingual Staff Your success is my aim.Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 20124B Car Raffle To Benefit The Sanibel SchoolCharley Ball of Barefoot Charleys Painting Company helped The Sanibel School Funds annual car raffle fundraiser with a $100 donation. Tickets are now available for a chance to win a three-year lease for a fabulous 2012 FIAT 500. Tickets are $20 each or three for $50. The winner will be announced at The Sanibel Schools Seahorse Festival on Saturday, March 24. No more than 2,000 tickets will be sold, and the winner does not need to be present to win. The lucky winner has the option of selecting a cash prize of $7,500 in lieu of the car. All proceeds benefit The Sanibel School. In addition to Bank of the Islands, tickets are available at Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory, at Galeana FIAT of Fort Myers and at the Sanibel Island Farmers Market. The Sanibel School Fund is 501(c) organization of parents and friends of the school that has raised 100 percent of the funding for the schools foreign language program and has contributed arts, music, physical education, and technology program enhancements. The foreign language program helped The Sanibel School earn the Blue Ribbon designation from the U.S. Department of Education. The Sanibel School was ranked among the highest scoring schools in the state by the Florida Department of Education (DOE) for elementary, middle and combination schools. The state ranked the schools based on the number of school grade points received for the 2010-11 school year as part of the states school grading formula. For elementary, middle and combination schools, points are earned based on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, with points given for the percentages of students scoring at grade level or better on the FCAT or making learning gains. Rob Lisenbee and Barefoot Charley Ball United Way Push Toward $8 Million GoalThe United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades is approaching the conclusion of the 2011-12 United Way Campaign, with only four weeks left. As of January 30, the United Way Campaign had raised just over $7.1 million, which is 89 percent of the goal of $8,030,533. The United Way of Lee, Hendry & Glades will wrap up our annual campaign February 29, and, although were 89 percent of the way to our goal of $8,030,533, we need everyones help to get this done, said Tom Uhler, United Way Campaign chair. We must make this years goal so that we can fully fund the United Way network of agencies. I am passionate about what United Way and its 70 partner agencies do for our community. I hope you will share my passion and help make a difference in someones life. Uhler continued, You have the power to make a difference in the lives of your neighbors, friends, co-workers, and even your own family members who may need the services of a United Way Partner Agency. A single contribution to United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades helps create opportunities for a better life for everyone in our community. Your United Way gift means food for hungry families, shelter for the abused, respite for Alzheimers caregivers, and a healthy start for babies and toddlers, Uhler added. Your gift does these things and more and your gift stays here in our own community. The support of the community will allow the network of 70 United Way Partner Agencies and more than 140 programs and initiatives to receive their full United Way funding. This means that essential human services will be available in our community at time when there are record needs. Since the inception of United Way in 1957, over $100 million have been raised in our community. All money raised in the United Way campaign stays in the local community to help support the local human service network. United Way Partner Agencies and initiatives such as the Alvin A Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, Childrens Advocacy Center, Harry Chapin Food Bank, The Salvation Army, and United Way 211 serve a diverse range of needs in our community. A heartfelt thank you to those who have already given so generously. But to those who have not yet given to United Way, it is not too late. Your gift is important to our community and the need is very real. The need for services has continued increasing as the local economy drags on, explained Uhler. Please donate by calling 433-2000 or visiting the United Way website at www.unitedwaylee.org/donate. In addition to raising funds for human service organizations in our community, the United Way promotes partnerships and collaborations among agencies and initiatives, helping them to work together focusing on issues and solutions that continue to improve lives. The United Way advances the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for everyone in our community. United Ways thermometer Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or emailpress@islandsunnews.com


YOUR ISLAND. YOUR CLUB.Offering Golf, Tennis and the Newly Revitalized Social Membership The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club is where your community comes together. Experience a challenging golf course, 13 Har-Tru tennis courts, neighborhood dining and a full social calendar! Featuring a newly renovated restaurant with all new menus, family activities and sports, a local artist gallery, junior golf and tennis programs, monthly couples events and a private pavillion.Open to the PublicPh. 239.472.3355 | www.dunesgolfsanibel.com | 949 Sand Castle Road, Sanibel NOW OPEN FOR DINNERWEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY, 5PM-8PMTry the new dinner menu, featuring an island variety Cowboy Steak, Salmon Stuffed with Lump Crab, Fish Tacos and much more! Show proof of Sanibel residency and save 30% off your dinner, during February and March. (Not to include beverages or gratuities) ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 20125B


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 20126B Hortoons From page 1BShellabration ContinuesBrown explores the scope of this talented womans life as a flyer, adventurer, author, philosopher, wife and mother. The performance captures Lindberghs extraordinary spirit, courage and calming presence. The show will be followed by the Incredible Ice Cream Social, featuring an array of specially designed Shellabration toppings such as Cherries Junonia (Cherries Jubilee), Buttercup Bananas Foster, Slipper Shell Salted Caramel, Kings Crown Chocolate Sauce, and Cinnamon Apple Murex. Classic toppings will be available as well. Admission is $20 for members and $22 for guests. Call 472-2155 for tickets or visit www.shellabration2012.com. The Community House is at 2173 Periwinkle Way. Special thanks to Mike Kelly for sponsoring this event. From page 1BCommunity Joins In On Shellabration Shiny Objects will offer a free shell tote bag with purchases over $50. Select jewelry items will include the customers choice of shell jewelry or trinket box. Restrictions apply, see store for details. Eileen Fisher will offer a free gift with the purchase of a shell tank top. Tower Gallery Artist Cooperative will display Sea Gems Shell Interpretations, a special exhibit opening February 26 and continuing through March 31. Twentytwo gallery artists will choose a shell to inspire their artwork. Photographs of the selected shells will be displayed beside the art, showing how the artist interpreted or included it in their work. Watson MacRae Gallery will feature Sea Shells, a week-long invitational exhibition featuring the work of invited Sanibel artists and focusing on the shells of Sanibel and the sea. There will be an opening reception celebrating the artwork and artists on Monday, February 27, which is open to the public. The gallery will also feature shell inspired pottery and glass from artists around the country during Shellabration. William E. Wilson Fine Jewelry in The Village Shops joins the Shellabration with hand-crafted jewelry. All signature 14-karat gold shell design jewelry bracelets, pendants, earrings will be offered at special sale prices. A 25 percent discount will be given during the entire week of the Sanibel Shell Fair & Show. The Sanibel Public Library will have Shell Book Reading Displays, offering more than 350 shell-related books. Many popular titles and rare books from the reference collection will be on display on the main level of the library throughout February and March. A fossil shell display, featuring more than 120 different species, ages thousands to as much as five million years old, is located on the ground floor. Some of the shells are extinct while some may be found at the beach today. The fossils are from the Burnt Store area in North Fort Myers. Shellabration necklaces will be for sale at $2 each around the islands. The specially designed shell necklace will allow for additions to make each one as unique as its owner. T-shirts, hats and other souvenirs will be available. From page 1BShell Coutureartists will receive media recognition, a free ticket to the fashion show, and 50 percent of the auction sale price. Each artist may submit up to three shell-themed works. Proceeds from the fashion show benefit operations at The Community House. For tickets or more information call 472-2155. Tickets are $35 for the luncheon and show. This event is sponsored by the Island Sun and Sanibel Design Center. 239-395-SOLD direct 239-470-1342 cell dancohn@topproducer.com Lovely lake front pool home on quiet cul-de-sac with 200 of water frontage. Immaculate condition inside & out. Cathedral ceiling, completely redone kitchen and baths, glass enclosed Florida room. Attractive pool area overlooking lake featuring over sized pool, separate hot tub & privacy. Lush green yard with mature trees including palms, grapefruit & banana. Over 2400 a/c area, value priced at $618,816.OPEN HOUSE2/21/2012 10am-3pm 9454 Calla Court, Gumbo Limbo To advertise in The Island Sun call 395-1213


7B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 2012 Center 4 Life ProgramsSanibel Fit 4 Life is the motto at the Center 4 Life. All ages are welcome. Island Seniors, Inc. members can buy coupon booklets from the City of Sanibel at the Center 4 Life, 2401 Library Way, or at the Sanibel Recreation Center. Booklets of 12 coupons are $42, or get three coupons for $10.50. Members of the Sanibel Recreation Center need only to show their photo membership card. Happy Hour Fitness Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m. Class begins with a joke and ends with a positive thought. Format is 45 minutes of cardio, 20 minutes of balance exercises, core strength and flexibility exercises. Strengthen, lengthen and gain flexibility. Sandi McDougall is the instructor. Gentle Yoga with Kris Brown Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Stretch, tone and strengthen while improving flexibility, proper alignment and circulation. Mats are used to meet the needs of varying experience levels. Bring a towel. Chair Yoga with Kris Brown Tuesday adn Thursday at 11 a.m. All exercises done with use of a chair. Meets the needs of varying experience levels. Bring a towel. Essential Total Fitness Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Cardio, muscle strengthening and flexibility training with hand weights, stretch cords, chairs and stability balls. Mahnaz Bassiri is the instructor. Power Hour Fitness Tuesday and Thursday at 8 a.m. Hand weights, stretch cords and stability balls along with mats are used to strengthen your muscles. Improve your core strength and balance. Mahnaz Bassiri is the instructor. Fitness Opportunities at the Sanibel Recreation Center. Phone 472-0345 or go to www.mysanibel.com and check under the Recreation Department for more information. Page Turners Book Discussion Group meets the second Wednesday of every month at 2:30 p.m. The next meeting is March 14. Ann Rodman, volunteer coordinator, welcomes ideas for books to read and discuss and for facilitators to lead the discussions. Contact Rodman at annrodman@aol.com or at 395-2191. Knit Wits Tuesdays at 1 p.m. If you knit or crochet, bring your project to the center and share tips with others. Games At The Center Bridge 1 p.m. Monday and Wednesday Hand & Foot 1 p.m. Tuesday Mahjongg 1 p.m. Thursday Mexican Train 1 p.m. Thursday $2.50 for members and $5 for nonmembers. Prizes awarded. Bridge Lessons with Bruce and Christl Smith Tuesday and Thursday, March 6, 8, 13 and 15, 9 to 11 a.m. Must attend all four sessions. Cost is $20 for members, $40 for non-members. Audrey Grant Beginners Bridge books are available for additional $10. Maximum of eight students only. Mexican Train Lessons with Katie Monday and Wednesday, February 27 and 29, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. This is an exciting Domino game for four to 12 players. Cost is $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Class is limited to eight students. Mahjongg lessons Mondays and Thursdays, March 5, 8, 12, 15 and 19. Leisure Lunchers and Thrift and Consignment Connoisseurs Tuesday, March 13 at 11:30 a.m., Ball Yorney Irish Pub on South Tamiami Trail. Florida Travels Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Wednesday, March 14. Call the center for details. Tuesday Kayaking February 28. There is space for 16 people on eight two-person kayaks and unlimited space for those who own their own kayaks. Meet at the center unless an off island launch is scheduled. Everyone is encouraged to take a turn leading the group. Bring water, snack, change of clothing, sun lotion, bug spray, sunglasses and a hat. Cost is $5 for members, $10 for non-members per trip. Members have first priority. Come by the center to sign up. Introduction to Computers and Windows 7 Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1 and 3 p.m. March 5, 7, 9, 12 and 14. Bruce and Christl Smith are the instructors. This class is designed for the novice user. Turn on the PC and discover how to click, create, save and print a document. You must be able to attend all five sessions. Cost is $115 for members and $150 for non-members. Limited to six students. You must pay upon signing up. Picasa with Patty Wednesday and Thursday, February 29 and 30, 1 to 3 p.m. Hands-on training in Picasa, a free program from Google. Learn to copy photos from your camera or memory card to your PC, and create and edit albums to share by email. Crop, resize, sharpen and brighten colors. Class is limited to six students. Cost is $60 for members, $90 for non-members. Bring your camera and cable, memory card or card reader with 10 to 20 photos. Car Fit Workshop with Lee County Sheriffs Department Friday, March 2. Call the center for details. Wheat-free & Gluten-free Products Thursday, March 22 at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. (limit of six participants at each onehour session). Hosted by Baileys General Store, which offers more than 1,000 wheat-free/gluten-free products, this seminar with Rachel Lammers will include product samples and manufacturer representatives. Grief Therapy with Dottie Morrison February 24, 1:30 p.m. Morrison will discuss the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual effects of grief and teach you how to deal with friends who are grieving and ways to help yourself through the process. Make a lasting tribute to yourself, a friend or family member with a Luc Century memorial brick on the pathway. Cost is $100. For more information call the center at 472-5743.


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 20128B CATS & DOGS Visitor Numbers Jump 16 PercentSanibel-Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce members have had a great boost to the start of season. The chamber has recorded a significant increase of 16.2 percent in visitor numbers in January; 19,400 visitors came to the chamber visitor center. During the same period last year, 16,700 visitors stopped at the visitor center. The chamber visitor center has been extremely busy over the past month, said Ric Base, president of the chamber. We have seen a significant rise in traffic on both our islands and our retailers are reporting that business is up and showing early signs that this season may be one of our best. Advance bookings for accommodations on Sanibel and Captiva are holding up well for the whole season. Sanibel was recently voted the number one destination in the world by Frommers, one of the most trusted names in the travel industry. Many believe that this prestigious award combined with Sanibel and Captivas natural bounty of endless sunshine and magnificent beaches will ensure a very successful 2012 season. Sanibel-Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center Mardi Gras Celebration At CongressCongress Jewelers invites you to let the good times roll during its Mardi Gras celebration Thursday, Friday and Saturday, February 23 through 25. The Periwinkle Place store will be stocked with a special collection of rare diamonds, South Seas pearls, gemstones and Swiss timepieces from designers including Yvel, Norman Silverman, Ethos, Jenny Perl, Ivanka Trump Collection, Chimento, Roberto Coin, Marco Bicego, A. Link and Gumuchian. Congress Jewelers will be open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. each day, and Mardi Gras-style entertainment, cocktails and hors doeuvres will add to the festivities. Weve stocked the store with exciting pieces for this event, said proprietor Scot Congress. We look forward to catching up with some old friends and introducing newcomers to the Congress Jewelers traditions of style, service and outstanding quality. Congress Jewelers is a member of the American Gem Society, which includes less than five percent of jewelers in North America. For more information, call 472-4177 or go to www.CongressJewelers.com.


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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 201210B Around The Islands With AnneIsland Restaurants Serving Up New Ideas For The Seasonby Anne MitchellChef AJ Black of Il Tesoro Ristorante, Sanibel, is in town this week and will personally cook recipes from his book, Chefs At Home. The menu items include Lobster Agro-dolce and Lobster Ravioli with Brown Butter and Sage; Primi Piatti Papardelle Bolognese; Braised Lamb Ratatouille over Risotto Rustica; and Chocolate Fondant. Black and his wife Joelene also own restaurants in New York City and Marthas Vineyard as well as Dolce Tesoro caf and bakery on Sanibel. Il Tesoro on Sanibel is three years old this month and Dolce Tesoro in Tahitians Gardens has just celebrated its first anniversary. To make a reservation, call Il Tesoro Ristorante, 751 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel at 395-4022. The Canoe & Kayak Restaurant at Tween Waters Inn, Captiva, is appealing not just to the senses of taste and smell but also to sight with the return of its Artist Lunches series. This weeks featured artist is Cynthia Rayls Warm Glass With Class jewelry through Sunday, February 19. Diners can have lunch overlooking the back bay, meet the artist and perhaps purchase a work of art. The Canoe & Kayak Restaurant is at 15951 Captiva Drive, phone 472-5161. Lunch is served Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. Sanibel may not have a sushi restaurant but that doesnt mean lovers of these delectable raw fish concoctions cannot get their fix on the island. Tuesday is Sushi Night at the Twilight Restaurant & Wine Bar. And if you dine any night before 6 p.m. you get 10 percent off your entire check or a free bottle of wine. Twilight is at 2430 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 472-8818. Kimberly Scully is the new general manager of Matzaluna, the Italian Kitchen on Sanibel. Scully most recently managed the Panera Bread restaurant at Page Field Commons in Fort Myers, one of the highest volume Panera locations in the country. Her previous positions include management and server training for Roys Restaurants, Walt Disney Resorts and House of Blues. Matzaluna is at 1200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 472-1998. Traditions on the Beach at the Island Inn is now open seven days a week for buffet breakfast and dinner with live entertainment nightly from 5 p.m. It is located at 3111 West Gulf Drive, phone 472-4559. Lily Rose at The Sanibel Bead Shop is running Series classes starting March 1. The first class is Sea Garden Pendant, a four-hour class to learn how to make this adaptation of Mary Hottingers Flower Garden Pendant. Pick charms from a selection for the theme of your choice. Hottinger, who is teaching the class, is a seasonal Sanibel resident and a longtime customer of the bead shop. Cost is $50 plus supplies. Other Nature Series classes include Leaf Cascade, Lotus Flower, Leaf Lariat and Coral Eddy. The Intro to Beading class is free. You can lerrn basic beading to create a professional-looking bracelet, necklace or anklet. The signature island bracelet features the stores exclusive Sanibel or Captiva pebble, or you can create any other design of your choice. All beads and components for this class must be purchased from the store. The Sanibel Bead Shop is at 1101 Periwinkle Way in Treetops Center, phone 3951180. LIVE ON THE ISLANDS The Stone Crab A Shrimp & Seafood House, features Danny Morgan & Friends on Wednesdays and Buckeye Ken on Saturday. The restaurant is at 2761 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, phone 472-0305. Cips Place has live music from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday with Jimmy G on steel drums. Steve Scooter Reynolds performs Thursday and Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. Cips is at 2055 Periwinkle Way. Phone 472-0223. By popular demand, George & Wendys Corner Grill has added Karaoke on Thursdays to its entertainment line-up. On Fridays, Robbie Hutto and Chris Workman will alternate. The restaurant is at 2499 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, phone 3951263. Gene Federico plays at Courtneys on Sanibel on Thursdays and Fridays, 7 to 10 p.m. and on Sundays at the tiki bar from 2 to 5 p.m. Courtneys is at 1231 Middle Gulf Drive, phone 4724646. Traditions on the Beach has live entertainment nightly with Prime Rib Prime Jazz every Wednesday. The restaurant is at the Island Inn, 3111 West Gulf Drive, phone 472-4559. The Jacaranda has entertainment nightly from 7 to 11 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, various artists are featured. On Sunday, its Jamaica Dave & Co., reggae and dance; Monday, Renata, jazz, contemporary music and dance; Tuesday, Steve Scooter Reynolds, accoustic guitar, contemporary music and dance; Wednesday, Buckeye Ken, contemporary, Top 40 and blues; Thursday, 2 Hot, contemporary, reggae and dance. The Jacaranda is at 1223 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-1771. Traders features music by Chris Workman Wednesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. and Danny Morgan and Friends on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. Traders is at 1551 Periwinkle Way, phone 4727242. Chips Sanibel Steakhouse features Michael David playing light classical guitar on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The steakhouse is at 1473 Periwinkle Way, phone 4725700. The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn, Captiva has entertainment Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Crab races are Mondays and Thursdays with the family show at 5:30 p.m. and grownup races at 9 p.m. The Crows Nest is at 15951 Captiva Drive, phone 4725161. The Island Cow on Periwinkle Way has live entertainment 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 4720606. RC Otters, 11506 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, has live music daily with dining inside and out, phone 395-1142. Restaurant owners/managers, please e-mail or fax your entertainment schedule to Anne Mitchell at islandsuncity@ aol.com or 395-2299. Chef AJ Black of Il Tesoro Kimberly Scully Learn how to make these nature-theme jewelry pieces, clockwise from top left: Sea Garden Pendant, Lotus Flower Cluster and Leaf Cascade at The Sanibel Bead Shop Please visit our Island Sun online advertisers each week at www.islandsunnews.com. You can click through to their Web sites for more information about real estate, shopping, restaurants and services. Just click on the logos surrounding the front page.


11B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 2012 THANK YOU TO OUR FLAG FOOTBALL SPONSORS 2010-2011by Eric Pfeifer One hundred twenty seven children, 14 teams, 28 volunteer coaches,150 practices, 49 games, six cheerleaders, four or ve PTA moms, one recreation department, and many patient parents: this is what our community is all about. And this is what Friday Night Lights is all about on Sanibel. We just completed our 9th season of the NFL sanctioned Sanibel Flag Football League. There was a record number of boys and girls participating this year, and games were played under the lights on the elds at The Sanibel School on Friday nights. The experiences this year ranged from kids learning which way to run, what a rst down is, and how to complete a pass to reverse sweeps, play action passes, head fakes on stop and gos, and even a trick play where the center hands the ball to a running back claiming the ball is at while the runner takes off. In the younger division, the Packers beat the undefeated Lions to take rst place. In the middle division, the other Packers beat the Panthers to win rst place. Maybe the real Packers in the NFL could take some lessons from the Sanibel coaches! And in the older division, the dream team rst place Jets were upset by the Dolphins in a close game. On behalf of the Sanibel Flag Football players and coaches, we would like to thank our sponsors: Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, Cooper Construction, Island Pizza, Kiwanis, Island Sun, Hungry Heron, Lazy Flamingo, Nick Adams Photography, and Pfeifer Realty Group. photo by Nick Adams Photography Thank You Island FriendsThe Fort Myers High School Lacrosse Team says thank you to the Sanibel and Captiva community for supporting its student car wash at Bank of the Islands this past November. The funds raised went to the varsity athletics program. The lacrosse team washed 100 cars and raised $1,000 to keep their program alive. Many of the team members are graduates of The Sanibel School.


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 201212B Portraits In Printby Jane Vos Hogg Shell Crafter SupremeAs you head to the main desk at the Sanibel Library youll likely notice an immense floral display. I had seen it for two years (always wondering how they kept the flowers so fresh) before I realized they werent real flowers at all; they were shells and fish bones! Large, medium and tiny ones made petals, painted in countless natural colors, and then there were the leaves and the stems and branches what a work of art. But where did it come from? Enter Goz Gosselin. Installed in 2000, it was his piece. Hes a master of the medium, a shell crafter par excellence. When I told him about my long ago encounter he broke into a smile. Im so glad you liked it. But hows this for a happening? Finally, someone from my side of the family is visiting, a niece, and Im taking her over to the library so she can see my piece. That will be a first for me. In his working life Gosselin was a florist. He was known for his attractive floral displays in the Hartford, Connecticut area. In fact, for more than a decade he had his own shop but when he and Terri retired 26 years ago they joined the flock of snowbirders winters here on Sanibel and summers back home at the lake in Connecticut. But last year that too changed. Just too expensive to keep two places, he explained. We moved year-round into a place at Shell Point. All three of us. Thats Gosselin, his wife and their carefully tended 21-year-old staghorn fern, which has been installed in a tree adjacent to their building entrance. Curious about his long agos, I asked him what he wanted to be when he was growing up. Id been brought up in the Christian faith and always assumed Id enter the religious life, not as a monk but somehow formally committed. After several years I discovered I didnt have a vocation, so I sought advice from my older brother. Knowing Gozs interest in flowers, his brother suggested he investigate those possibilities. This led to a Boston school specializing in floral design. After completing the course, he not only received his certificate but also a number of high awards. He got a job with a local florist immediately, a job he kept for 15 years until he opened his own shop. When I talked with him, Gosselin was at The Community House, where the shell crafters meet each Monday. He coordinates the volunteers during the Shell Fair and the group was busy preparing for their upcoming March event. Looking around the room he noted that only a handful of the real old-timers were still there. He pointed out Ann Arnoff, whos been chair of the Shell Fair since 1992, Betty and Clair Gardner, and his own wife, Terri. This brought me to my next question. How did you two meet? Was it an interest in flowers, or shells? No. We met at a singles square dance group in Hartford. Terri had spotted me and was grooming me for her daughter. Silly. The person who really interested me was Terri. But before he proposed to her he went back to his older brother to seek advice. Dont do it. It wont work out, was his opinion. Gosselin smiled at this point and shrugged. Glad I didnt listen to him that time. We just celebrated our 37th anniversary. But now, back to shells. I asked him if he could be a shell which one would he choose to be? He laughed. How about the Sanibel pen. Its ugly. Everyone just steps on them, and they crack easily. The first floral shell piece I ever did used them because, to me, they resemble a flower petal. Are they used often? I asked. One judge told me that while a few crafters use them, I was the only one who did it successfully. Now I like to think of myself as the pen shell perfectionist, he said. Creating intricate shell-based floral designs and helping other crafters do the same is where he is these days. Each Monday youll find him hard at work sharing skills and encouraging crafters as they create the myriad entries which will augment the annual Shell Fair in March. And come this event for the first time in 11 years, Gosselin will be entering pieces of his own. They cover three different categories: a large flower arrangement, a miniature flower arrangement and a shell box. What are your hopes and dreams for this years show? I asked. Well, since this is the 75th year of the Sanibel Shell Fair & Show Im hoping for good weather and a fabulous turnout. And for your own pieces? I asked. Seriously, he said, I sure hope my big one sells. Frankly, we just dont have room enough for it at home anymore. Hopes and dreams theyre what makes the world keep seeking. The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village presentsIts In The BagA Lovely Afternoon Luncheon, Fashion, Stories & AuctionFebruary 21st Save The Date Award-winning golf, tennis, and dining in a casually elegant setting.


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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 201214B The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club announced the Dunes Womens Golf Association event results from the Friday, February 10 Sweetheart Tournament. 1st Ed Greenberg 85 Karen Hendricks Claudia Finzen Jeanne Lindman 2nd Gordon Rains 87 Gussie Blue Betsy Cox 3rd Howard Dwyer 88 Nancy McConnell Cathy Sleiter Carol Brodersen 4th Bill Hitchkiss 89 Jana Stone Janice McNeal Mardi Glenn 5th Gary Dutton 92 Judy Wellons Maureen Rains Judy Yenkole 6th Don Weymouth 92 Nancy Greenberg Joan Kent Doris Dewitt Skill Contest Winners Closest To The Line Ladies #10 Kenene Weymouth Men #10 Ed Greenberg Closest To The Pin Men #9 Howard Dwyer #11 Roy Brodersen Ladies #2 Cathy Sleiter #17 Judy Wellons. Dunes Womens Golf Event Results Second place team First place team Third place team Sixth place team Fifth place team Fourth place team Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the Difference Duplicate BridgeOn Tuesday, February 7 there were 13 tables in play at The Community House. The winners were: North/South 1. Sara Ramming and Lill Waterhouse 2. Rosemary and Frank Bloom 3, Alaine and Herman Jass 4. Clara and Terry Terrana 5. Phyllis and Ken Hoover East/West 1. Bobbie Hirshberg and Rick HuIf 2. Mary and Dick Butler 3. Sue Danford and Harriet Edwards 4. Mollie Avery and Yvonne Dressel 5. Connie Braun and Myra Fisher The game runs for six months, November through April, at 1 p.m. every Tuesday at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. For more information, call Susan Willoughby at 287-3258. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 201218B Sanibel 8-Ball Pool LeagueBusters Become Top Pool TeamFor the third time this season, Bunts Ball Busters flushed Bathroom Magic down the proverbial drain with a 10-6 win in front of a raucous crowd at the American Legion. The victory vaulted the Ball Busters into first place with only four weeks remaining in the season. Rich Ennis led the victors with a 4-0 drubbing of Bathroom Magic captain Dennis Bender. Magics Jack Dalton helped his team avoid total disaster when he won his last two games against Ball Buster Dave Doane with a long bank and then a cross bank on the winning eight balls. After losing seven out of eight while his gal pal, Courtney, was visiting from California, Odd Ball Tom Hensel shook off the after effects and pounded Sandycapper Captain Kevin Pottorf 4-0. The obvious reason: Courtney flew home a week ago. Sanibel Cafs Butch Bouchard showed no mercy to George & Wendys Connie Martin as he posted his third 4-0 win of the season. His effort was negated when snowbird Steve Gordon also produced a 4-0 victory over the Cafs John Earle to help George & Wendys to their second straight league win. Minnesota Twins Celebrity Golf ClassicLee Memorial Health System Foundation announces the 14th annual Minnesota Twins Celebrity Golf Classic is set for Thursday, February 23 on the championship-level Wee Friendly and Long Mean courses at Fiddlesticks Country Club in Fort Myers. Sponsorships and golf slots are available. Past participants include 2009 American League MVP Joe Mauer, Hall of Famers Bert Blyleven, Rod Carew and Paul Molitor; Brian Duensing, Matt Capps, Danny Valencia, Tony Oliva, Kent Hrbek, 2010 American League Manager of the Year Ron Gardenhire and many other Twins celebrities and players. The Classic supports programs and treatments at Lee Memorial Health Systems Regional Cancer Center. The tournament includes luncheon, golf, on-course beverages, dinner and a chance to bid on one-of-a-kind handsigned memorabilia from the worlds of sports and entertainment, luxurious spa and jewelry items, a trip to Napa Valley with a private vintner tour and a trip to the 2012 Masters at Augusta. Lee Memorial Health System Chief Foundation Officer Sharon A. MacDonald said, We are delighted to again partner with The Minnesota Twins and Fiddlesticks Country Club to deliver a first class day on the courses in support of those battling cancer. We are grateful for our outstanding partnership with the Minnesota Twins organization in our mission to save lives. Individual golf slots are $300. Nongolfers and Twins fans may also participate by purchasing a $50 ticket to the dinner auction. To register, purchase sponsorship or secure tickets to the dinner auction, call 343-6950 or email TwinsGolf@ LeeMemorial.org. StandingTeam Name WonLost FirstBunts Ball Busters 20073 SecondBathroom Magic 19972 ThirdOdd Balls 160112 FourthSanibel Caf 125149 FifthSandycappers 116156 SixthFresh Legion Crew 105151 SeventhChalk & Awe 93163 EighthGeorge & Wendys 74198SANIBEL 8-BALL POOL LEAGUE 2012 Standings through February 13 Bunts Ball Busters10Chalk & Awe6 George & Wendys10Sanibel Caf6 Odd Balls9Sandycappers7 Chalk & Awe vs. Fresh Legion Crew (postponed) Its An All-New Look For The 2012 Boston Red Soxby Ed Frank(The following is the preseason outlook for the Boston Red Sox, one of two Major League baseball teams that train in Fort Myers)The 2012 baseball season dawns anew with an all new setting for the Boston Red Sox a new manager, a new general manager and sparkling new JetBlue Park, a $79 million spring training facility. And perhaps this is just what the Red Sox need after last years late seasons collapse, the worst in Major League history.Ben Cherington takes over the GM role after his boss, Theo Epstein, departed for the Windy City where he hopes to end the 104-year World Series famine of the Chicago Cubs. In turn, Cherington brought in much-traveled Bobby Valentine as manager following the ouster of Terry Francona who took the brunt of the Red Sox September disaster. While much of the Red Sox roster remains intact from a year ago, there also are several new additions to hopefully bolster the gaps brought on by trades and departures. New to Red Sox uniforms are Andrew Bailey, Nick Punto, Ryan Sweeney, Mark Melancon, Cody Ross and Kelly Shoppach. Bailey, a right-handed reliever, is expected to replace the departed closer Jonathan Papelbon, the best in Red Sox history. Punto, fresh from last years World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals, will compete with Mike Aviles for shortstop, the result of Red Sox trading away Marco Scutaro and Jed Lowrie. Ross, a tough right-handed hitter who is effective against left-handed pitching, should be a strong addition to the outfield. Sweeny is the projected starting right fielder who has a good range, something so important in the spacious confines of Fenways right field. Veteran Mark Melancon was acquired as the Red Sox set-up man after serving as closer last season for the Houston Astros. And finally, Kelly Shoppach, a former Red Sox minor leaguer, returns where he started his professional career to serve as the back-up catcher to Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Of course, there are many additional unanswered issues such as the hopeful rebound of left-fielder Carl Crawford who, in his first year of a huge multi-year contract a year ago, was a disaster. A measly .255 batting average and only 11 home runs and 56 RBIs are not what the Red Sox expected when they signed him to a seven-year $142 million deal. One major problem that was resolved just hours before the Red Sox and David Ortiz were to enter arbitration hearings on Monday was an agreement with the big slugger on a one-year contract that reportedly will pay Big Papi $14.575 million. Recognized as the best designated hitter in baseball, Ortiz, a seven-time All-Star, will be starting his 10th season with the Red Sox. Will all the changes for the Red Sox in 2012 erase the memories of last seasons collapse? Time will tell. Everblades Home this Week for three against South Carolina The week started with the Florida Everblades six points behind the South Carolina Stingrays in the ECHL South Division. But the local hockey team has the opportunity to catch the Stingrays in the next few days with three home games at Germain Arena Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights. Florida split a pair of road contests last week, losing to the first-place Gwinnett and defeating South Carolina. Walk For Wishes 5K Walk/RunThe Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida will be holding its Walk For Wishes 5K Walk/ Run on March 24 at Florida Gulf Coast University Recreation Field at 10501 FGCU Boulevard South in Fort Myers. All ages are encouraged to participate to help make wishes come true for local children with life-threatening medical conditions. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the 5K walk/run beginning at 8:30 a.m. The race will be a timed 5K run. Participants are also invited to walk. Its all about participation, having fun and raising funds to grant local wishes. At the end of the race, there will be a Family Fun Day complete with a bounce house, face painter, food and activities. Family Fun Day begins at 9 a.m. and continues until 11 a.m. Pre-registration fees for the Walk For Wishes are $25 for adults, $15 for students and $10 for children 12 years of age and younger. Event-day registration is $30 for adults, $20 for students and $15 for children 12 and under. Registration is available at www.walkforwishes.net to sign up as an individual and to register a team. Any team that continued on 23B Save Your BathtubPERMA CERAM BATHROOM MAGIC INC.BATHROOM RESURFACING SPECIALISTSBath Tubs Wall Tiles Acrylic Tubs and Wall Liners Safety Tubs Chip Repairs Walkru Tub239-267-1025Dennis Bender www.SaveYourBathtub.com 27 years in business


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 201219B TAX-CONSULTING & ACCOUNTING SERVICESServing the islands since 1978 Professional and Confidential Income Tax Preparation Individuals Corporations Estates & Trust Tax Consulting Tax Deferred Exchange International Taxation State Tax Forms (239) 472-5152 1619 Periwinkle Way, Suite 102, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 M.S.T. OPEN HOUSE2130 Sunset Circle, SanibelSunday, February 19th, 11am-3pmIf youre a serious buyer this is a serious sellerFantastic home, 3/2, over 2,000 sq. ft. of living. Convenient mid-island location, end of cul-de-sac on very private, oversized lot that backs up to conservation area. Quality construction throughout. High ceilings, wood oors, gorgeous kitchen with granite and hickory wood cabinets. Master with his and hers closets and jacuzzi tub. Large lanai looking over pool and spa with cathedral screen enclosure. This elevated home is like new. MLS #2110344APlease stop by or call for appointmentROBERT CRONIN 239-338-0019 ih/ ffl liiCiid li dildlid d ROBERT CRONINCell 239-338-0019 Of ce 239-472-5187 ext. 225 Toll Free 800-553-7338 email: rcronin@viprealty.com REDUCED $40,000 NOW $539,000 WOW!!! Body AnalysisComplimentary body composition analysis screenings will be offered at the Sanibel Recreation Center on Wednesday, February 29 from noon until 2 p.m. Body composition is an important component in determining ones fitness level and overall health. Find out your bodys ratio of body fat to lean body mass. Call 472-0345 to schedule your appointment. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Skin Cancer ScreeningsHarris Dermatology will be offering a complimentary skin cancer screening at the Sanibel Recreation Center on Friday, February 17 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Screenings are quick and easy. The exam is a non-invasive, visual inspection of exposed areas of the body that will be done after a brief medical history is completed. No appointment or registration necessary; walk-ins are welcome. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily, weekly, semi-annual and annual memberships are available. For more information, call 472-0345 or visit www. mysanibel.com. Rec Center Zumba Event To Benefit Special EquestriansOn Monday, February 20, the Sanibel Recreation Center will host a Zumba fundraiser for Special Equestrians, a therapeutic riding program which benefits Making Miracles Happen of Fort Myers. Supporters will take part in Zumba at the Rec Center, located at 3880 SanibelCaptiva Road on Sanibel. A membership card or photo ID is required. Participants are asked to arrive early. In addition, all donations are greatly appreciated. For more information, contact Shelly Clark at 617-633-3144 or shellc1@comcast.net. Healthy Heart Month ScheduleThe Sanibel Recreation Center continues to promote Healthy Heart Month with a variety of health screenings and activities. On Friday, February 17, the recreation center is offering skin cancer screenings from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., provided by Harris Dermatology. Saturday, February 18 is a tennis exhibition from 9 to 10 a.m., followed by a tennis tournament from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Bloodmobile will be on site from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A yoga class will be held Sunday, February 19 from 1 to 2 p.m. The Sanibel Recreation Center is at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily, weekly, semi-annual and annual memberships are available. For more information call 4720345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. Shelly Clark with rider Andrea Basler and Pete the pony Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 201220B Dunes Mens GolfThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Mens Golf Association event results from Wednesday, February 8, format: individual points quota, are: Flight #1 (HCP Range 11.3 18.4) 1st Gordon Rains +5 2nd Terry Finzen* +4 3rd Dick Hopkins +4 Flight #2 (HCP Range 19.4 21.9) 1st David Dyke +15 2nd Bruce Mclaughlin +8 3rd Don Weymouth +6 Flight #3 (HCP Range 22.1 24.6) 1st Michael Funk +10 2nd Robert Orr +9 3rd Bill Hotchkiss +6 Flight #4 (HCP Range 25.3 31.5) 1st Joe Burns +10 2nd Don Sikkema +9 3rd Andy McKelvey* +7 Indicates results based on a scorecard playoff. The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Mens Golf Association event results from Wednesday, February 8, Mens Interclub Qualifier Gateway Golf Club, are: Interclub Qualifiers Bruce McLaughlin +8 Bill Hotchkiss +6 Jack Roberts +5 Jim Haggerty +4 Dave Jones +4 Olivier Perrotte +2 Phil Pilibosian +2 Joe Raboy +1 Mike Hnatow Jim Boughton Douglas Mallon -2 Alternates Dave Blue -4 Russell Broadwell -8 Congratulations to all the winners. PGA TipsPlay Ready Golfby Matt Oakley, PGA Golf ProfessionalThe PGA has done studies, and the number one reason why most people leave the game of golf is that it takes too much time. This is an issue to me that we, as golf professionals, must address. Not only is it my job to give the people that play the game the best available experience, I am also responsible for bringing new people into the game. One of the best ways to have golf take less time is to practice what we call Ready Golf. Here are some examples and tips: 1. Everyone should be ready to play when it is their turn to hit. For example, working at the course every day, I see two carts with four people in them driving out to one golf ball. One person gets out and that person hits their shot. That person gets back into the cart and the two carts drive to the next ball five yards away, and the process is repeated with one person hitting a shot at a time. The Ready Golf solution: When your cart partner drives to their ball, get up and begin to figure out how far away from the green your ball might be and begin deciding what two or three clubs the yardage may require and start walking towards your ball with your clubs (be sure you do not get in front of the person hitting). That way when it is your turn, you are ready to hit. The more information you can gather while other people are hitting, the better (wind, uphill/downhill, yardage, etc). 2. Watch every shot hit carefully. Not only yours but everyone elses, too. This helps if someone in the group is looking for a ball 50 yards from where you know they hit it. You can then guide them as to where to search. Or, if it obviously went 20 yards into the water, you can tell them they shouldnt bother searching the bank for five minutes looking for it. 3. Unless you are playing in a tournament, hit when ready on the tee. I know the rules of golf say that the person with the lowest score on the last hole hits first on the next tee, but common sense in non-tournament situations tells me that if the guy with the lowest score on the last hole is digging in his bag and you are on the tee ready to go, hit anyway. 4. Leave your cell phone in the clubhouse or at home. If you must take it, put it on vibrate for emergencies. Nothing is worse than playing golf and the guy you are playing with is trading stocks on the fifth tee when it is his turn to hit. Dont be that guy. 5. Thats not the first golf ball you have ever lost and unfortunately wont be your last. Take a second, look around, get over it and drop one by the rules and move on. I have seen the police search for wanted criminals less than some people will search for a golf ball they just found on the last hole. 6. Count your strokes as you go and record them on the scorecard on the cart ride to the next tee. Dont you love waiting for the group on the green to clear and when the flag goes into the hole the one guy looks back towards you and starts pointing to places on the course, one, two, three, four, etc. 7. Be a dictator. Bob, I think you are next to putt, then Jim. I have seen Congress come to a decision quicker than some groups deciding who is next to putt or hit, and usually with less debate. Pick someone and get on with it. I hope these tips make your next round of golf quicker. Dunes Nifty NinersThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Nifty Niners event results from Thursday, February 9, Format 1, 2, 3 Net Better Balls of 4, are: 1st Lesley Simmons 58 Bridget Funk Sue Altum Dorothy Hirschfeld 2nd Marry Coddens 60 Willie Winkler Aud Kunz Gerri Perkins Valerie Hotchkiss 60 Janice McNeal Nancy Hopkins Sandra Jones 3rd Maureen OBrien 63 Gay Nichols Trudy Burkholder **Blind Draw** Congratulations to the winners. Chip-In/Birdies Lesley Simmons hole #6 chip in for birdie. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or emailpress@islandsunnews.com


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Well take care of you!Corner of Periwinkle Way & Tarpon Bay Road472-1516 239.395.4022751 Tarpon Bay Road5-10 p.m. www.iltesoro.net 8:30 am 6 p.m.239-472-4300Tahitian Gardens Plaza My Stars FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 20, 2012ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your ideas are finally reaching those who can appreciate them. But dont expect any immediate reactions. That will come later. Meanwhile, a personal matter needs your attention. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your energy levels are rising, and youre feeling restless and eager to get into some activity, whether its for profit or just for fun. In either case, the aspects are highly favorable, so go for it. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A relationship seems to be winding down from passionate to passive. Its up to you to decide what the next step will be. But dont wait too long to take the initiative. Delay could create more problems. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A decision looms. But be very sure that this is what you really want before you sign or say anything. Once you act, therell be little or no wiggle room for any adjustments. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Money matters improve, but you still need to be cautious with your spending. Also, set aside that Leonine pride for a bit and apologize for contributing to that misunderstanding. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A tempting financial situation could make the usually unflappable Virgo rush in before checking things out. Be alert to possible hidden problems. Get the facts before you act. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Its nice to know that youre finally getting due credit for your efforts. You also should know that new opportunities will follow. A family member brings important news. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Any uncertainty that begins to cloud an impending decision could signal a need to reexamine your reasons for wanting to take on this commitment. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You benefit from taking time out of your currently hectic schedule to do more contemplation or meditation. This will help re-energize you, both in body and soul. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Nursing hurt feelings can zap the energies of even the usually self-confident Sea Goat. Best advice: Move forward. Success is the best balm for a painful ego. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A display of temperament surprises you, as well as those around you. It could be all that pressure youre under. Consider letting someone help you see it through. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Some things dont seem to be working out as youd hoped. Dont fret. Instead, take some time out to reassess your plans and see where changes could be made. BORN THIS WEEK: You enjoy traveling and meeting people. You are especially good with children and would make an excellent teacher. On Feb. 24, 1786, Wilhelm Karl Grimm, the younger of the two Brothers Grimm, is born in Hanau, Germany. The brothers collection of oral folktales include Hansel and Gretel, Snow White, Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty and Rapunzel. On Feb. 25, 1890, Vlacheslav Skryabin, foreign minister for the Soviet Union who took the revolutionary name Molotov, is born in Kurkaka, Russia. Molotov advocated the use of throwing bottles filled with flammable liquid and stuffed with a lit rag at the enemy, and the famous Molotov cocktail was born. On Feb. 26, 1903, Alexander Winton, driving his Winton Bullet, sets the first speed record ever achieved at Daytona Beach, Fla. Built in 1902, the Bullet Number 1 drove a measured mile at more than 65 mph. On Feb. 23, 1945, during the battle for Iwo Jima, U.S. Marines raise the American flag atop Mt. Suribachi, an event captured on film by AP photographer Joe Rosenthal. Although the photograph has long led people to believe that the flag raising was a turning point in the battle, fighting continued for 31 more days. On Feb. 22, 1950, Walt Disneys animated feature Cinderella opens. Based on a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, Cinderella featured songs like A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes and became one of Disneys most beloved films. On Feb. 20, 1986, France and Britain announce that a tunnel under the English Channel linking the two countries would soon become a reality. Trains, cars and buses would be able to speed through the tunnel in less than half an hour. Construction began in December 1987, and the chunnel was finally completed in 1994. On Feb. 21, 1994, CIA operative Aldrich Ames is arrested for selling secrets to the Soviet Union. At least 10 men were killed after Ames revealed their identities, and more were sent to Russian gulags. Both Ames and his wife were later convicted. Ames was sentenced to life in prison while his wife, as part of a plea-bargain agreement, was given a fiveyear sentence. It was American author James Thurber who made the following sage observation: Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility. If youre a fan of the original Wizard of Oz movie, you might be surprised to learn that the actress who played Glinda the Good Witch, Billie Burke, was 54 years old when the film was shot. The award for the most needless war in history could very well go to Paraguay, whose president, Francisco Solano Lopez, believed himself to be an excellent tactician. He was a great admirer of Napoleon Bonaparte and wished to emulate the French emperor, but he had no wars to fight. To remedy the situation, in 1864 Lopez declared war on all three of his neighboring countries, Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil. His tactical abilities seem to have been of little use, however; it is estimated that 90 percent of Paraguays male population was killed during the course of the war. During this time of election madness, misology could be a useful word to know. It means hatred of reason. French novelist Marcel Prousts magnum opus, Remembrance of Things Past, has been hailed as a literary masterpiece, but not everyone was a fan at first read. As Proust was trying, unsuccessfully, to find a publisher for his seven-volume work, one publisher said, I may be dense, but I fail to see why a chap needs 30 pages to describe how he tosses and turns in bed before falling asleep. The author finally published the first volume with his own money; after the book was hailed as a masterpiece by critics, the same publishers who had rejected Proust competed for the opportunity to print the other six volumes of his work. Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories. -John Wilmot THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY


23B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 2012 Rock Shrimp Cheese Strada 1 pound rock shrimp, peeled 6 slices whole-wheat white bread 3 tablespoons butter, softened 1 cups shredded Cheddar cheese 2 tomatoes, thinly sliced 6 eggs, beaten 2 cups half and half 1 teaspoon salt Add shrimp to boiling water and cook for two minutes; drain well and set aside. Spread butter on both sides of bread slices and then cut off the crusts. Place buttered bread in a greased 13x9-inch baking dish. On top of bread, layer in this order: rock shrimp, cheese and tomatoes. Combine eggs, half and half, and salt. Mix well and pour over tomatoes. Cover casserole and chill overnight. Remove from refrigerator 15 minutes before baking. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes or until set. Remove from oven and let cool for five minutes before serving. Yields eight servings Nutritional Value Per Serving Calories 328, Calories From Fat 158, Total Fat 18g, Saturated Fat 9g, Trans Fatty Acid 0g, Cholesterol 285mg, Total Carbohydrates 17g, Protein 26g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0g Look for Fresh from Florida ingredients at your grocery store. Rock Shrimp Cheese Strada CONSTRUCTION/REMODEL2 Nice Guys, Inc. Windows/Doors Custom Decks Remodels Trimwork S2-13640 www.2niceguys.net239.694.0645S3-13641 Interior & Exterior Quality WorkmanshipFamily-owned and OperatedMention this ad for 10% discount on Painting. Expires 4/15/2012.Painting with Precision A+ Expert Carpentry ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE Kathleen Papaleo President Mark OBrien General Manager Susan Barnes Personal Lines Gina Loeber Agent 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472-3022 Summer is over and its time to enjoy those beautiful winter days in Paradise. Have an insurance question? Call our office today for a new Auto quote. From 18BWalk For Wishesraises $2,500 or more will be named a partner in sponsoring a childs wish, and any team that raises $5,000 or more will be named a sponsor for a childs wish. Sponsorships are still needed, ranging from $500 to $5,000. The goal is to raise enough money to grant five local wishes. Organizers ask that the community help make local wishes come true walk, run, create a team participate. Contact Lesley Colantonio at 992-9474 or lcolantonio@sflawish.org to reserve a sponsorship. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or emailpress@islandsunnews.com


Jane R eader Weaver Cathy R osario R oyal Shell Real Estate e R ight ChoiceCathy Rosario239-464-2249 cell 800-805-0168 toll free cathyrosario@msn.comJane Reader Weaver239-472-1302 www.janereaderweaver.com Real Estate Real EstateJane Reader Weaver Cathy Rosario 1ST FLOOR SUNDIAL CONDO Walk right in-no stairs or hallways Nicely appointed 1 bedroom 1 bath condo Kitchen, Dining, Living and Bed Room Fabulous Sundial amenities-investment opportunity Asking $329,000 ANDY ROSSE LANE VILLA 4 bed Italian Villa in the Village All new code construction Includes separate guest suite with bath 2nd home or weekly rental investment 2,345,000 SOLD LISTED & SOLD IN 45 DAYS Captiva Cottage with direct boating access 1 acre lot, 3 bed 2 bath 2000 sf cottage Pool, tennis court, dock with lift. Easy Captiva Living and great price $1,300,000 SOLD CAPTIVA DRIVE CHANNEL FRONT Boating Home on Captiva 3 Bed & 2 Bath pool home Fabulous dock w/lift & dock house Lushly landscaped almost 2 acre lot Asking $2,350,000 SANIBEL BOATING & BEACH Tropical boating community on Sanibel 3 bedroom 2.5 bath quality renovated home Walk to gorgeous beach & several restaurants Boat dock w/lift, direct access to the gulf Asking $1,150,000 BEACHVIEW FAMILY HOME 4 bedroom 3 bath golf course home Dining & Living Rm, Huge Screened Deck Family size kitchen with breakfast bar Large pool with all day sun Asking $898,900 CHANNEL FRONT ESTATE Estate home on Captivas Channel Direct access boating in your back yard 5+ bedrooms, 6 baths, pool with spa Gracious & open living areas-lush lot Asking $3,225,000 CAPTIVA VILLAGE VILLA Captiva village courtyard estate home Spanish in uenced villa w/private pool 4 bedrooms + 4.5 baths Private guest suite, great investment $2,100,000 SOLD RARE W GULF DRIVE LOT Sanibels best address Buildable lot of almost 2 acres Possible home + lot for under $6M Asking $3,740,000 PORT ROYAL IN NAPLES Naples Finest Yachting Community 4 bedroom 3.5 bath one level home Wide basin views, dock w/lift Eligible for Port Royal Membership Asking $5,200,000 PENDING SEASPRAYSANIBELS FINEST SUBDIVISION Gracious gulf front home 4+ bedrooms, 4.5 baths with 5000 SF Elevator, multiple living areas and porches Lush lawn and landscaping Asking $3,695,000 CAPTIVA GULF TO BAY Gulf to Bay building lot on Captiva Unique opportunity for gulf and bay views Direct deep water boating-dock in place Sunrises & sunsets-walk to the village Asking $8, 500,000 CAPTURED ON CAPTIVA Captiva Gold Coast Estate Home 4 gracious bedrooms + 4.5 baths Gulf front pool, game & screening rooms Family home or proven investment $3,200,000 SOLD SEASPRAY LUXURY HOME Gulf front home in lush subdivision Beautiful 5000 sf with 4 bedroom 4 bath Open oor plan, elevator, pool Many open porches-watch the sunsets $3,900,000 SOLD NAPLES FINEST YACHTING COMMUNITY Port Royal-Naples yachting community Estate home with 6 bedrooms & 5.5 baths Deep water direct access Port Royal Membership eligibility Asking $13,000,000 TROPICAL CANAL HOME Sanibels Prettiest Boating Community Walk to beach & restaurants Your boat at your back door 2+ bed & 2 bath home with large pool Asking $1,095,000 ARCHITECTURALLY STUNNING Gulf to Bay Estate home On Captiva Gold Coast Incomparable appointments and nishes 5 bed 5.5 baths + separate guest house Tropical pool, deep water dock w/lift Asking $18,000,000Sanibel, Captiva, Naples, Bonita, Fort Myers River Corridor FOR SALEISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 201225B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 201224B


Florida Estate Planning Workshop Complimentary Written Trust AnalysisBring your current documents to the workshop one-half hour early for a complimentary written analysisTuesday February 28, 20129:00 am PresentationTemple Beth El 16225 Winkler Rd. Fort Myers 33908Thursday March 8, 20122:00 pm PresentationSanibel Community House 2173 Periwinkle Way Sanibel 33957 In this informative workshop, you will learn : ALL ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE A FREE FLORIDA ESTATE GUIDE & DVD P resente d b y : 9100 College Pointe Ct., Fort Myers, FL 33919 www.sbshlaw.com | 239-334-1141 Cr Cr ai ai g g R R. H H er er sc sc h h Mi Mi ch ch ae ae l l B B. H H il il l l F l or id a Ba r Bo ar d Ce rt i ed Wi ll s, T ru st s & Estate s Atto rney s SHEPPARD, BRETT, STEWART, HERSCH, KINSEY & HILL P.A.Attorneys at Law R eserve y our space. C all: 2394 25-93 7 9 or PACE Elects New Board MembersPACE Center for Girls of Lee County announced newly elected members of its board of directors. They are: Mark Blust, Prawnbroker Restaurant Group; Heather Fitzenhagen, Condo & HOA Law Group; Cheryl Komnick, Caloosa Tent & Rental; Kathy Toll, Lee Memorial Health System; and Diana Willis, Jasons Deli of Southwest Florida. Continuing their service on the board is Gail Markham, chair; Dena Geraghty, vice chair; Christin Collins, vice chair; Donna Caruso, treasurer; Amy Sanford; secretary; Douglas E. Baker; Patricia Bell; Marshall T. Bower; David Collins; Margaret Depew; Karen Johnson Crowther; Cora Molloy; Sandra Pavelka; Sonya Sawyer; and Sandra Stilwell. Chaired by Bower, PACEs Advisory Board consists of Mary Fischer, Josephine Gagliardi, Tammy Hall, Stephanie Miller, Steve Russell, Mike Scott, Jim Seals and Kathleen Smith. PACE Center for Girls is dedicated to providing girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy. PACE Lee is funded by the Department of Juvenile Justice, The School District of Lee County, Lee County Human Services, United Way of Lee County, grants and corporate and private donations. For more information about PACE, visit www.pacecenter. org/lee. Heather Fitzenhagen Cheryl Komnick Mark Blust Citizen Of The Year FinalistsThe Lee County Board of Commissioners has announced the finalists for the 2011 Paulette Burton Citizen of the Year Award. They are: Dr. Margaret Banyan (Fort Myers) Community Sustainability Committee, Multi Modal Transportation advocate, instrumental in Lee Countys awardwinning Complete Streets Resolution, Founding Member of BikeWalkLee, involved in the devolpement of several community plans, helped foster public participation in some of Lee Countys most active communities and created a planning certificate at FGCU to promote development of local planners. Kevin Berry (Cape Coral) Chair of Lee County ADA, helps persons with disabilities overcome the challenges of accessibility, instrumental in the awareness of additional revenue to fund accessibilty programs and active in the Local Center for Independent Living by following up with complaints of Inaccessibility Michel Doherty (Cape Coral) Cape Coral Civic Association, Fort Myers Womens Community Club, Veterans Clinic of Cape Coral, founding member of Tiger Bay Club of Southwest Florida, Four Mile Ecological Park, chaired the American Red Cross Simply Red Gala, Voices for Kids, Lee County Homeless Coalition, Giving Heart for Cancer, Abuse Center for Women, Pace Center for Girls, Downtown River District Art Walks, Boys and Gils Club of Southwest Florida, Hope Hospice Planning Committee, along with various other organizations and most recently was named Grande Dame Honoree 2012. Nola Theiss (Sanibel) Sanibel City Council member and mayor, Zonta International Organization, instrumental in the formation of Lee County Human Trafficking Task Force and served as Chair, Co-Chair, Coordinator & Outreach Coordinator, Liaison between Task Force and Southwest Florida Regional Human Trafficking Coalition, founded Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships and a part of Lee Memorial Caring People, Caring For People campaign The award will be presented to the winner at the Lee County Commissioners Board Meeting on Tuesday, February 21, at 9:30 a.m. in the commission chambers. ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 201226B 75th Annual SANIBEL SANIBEL SHELL FAIR SHELL FAIR & SHOW & SHOWMarch 1st ,2nd and 3rd


Mary Bondurant 239-839-3633 Fred Bondurant 239-281-5356 BondurantRealtyGroup.comMary Cell: 239.839.3633 Fred Cell: 239.281.5356 Scan With Your Phone See us on Facebook at See us on Facebook at facebook.com/bondurantrealtygroup facebook.com/bondurantrealtygroup1331 Sand CastleThis 3BD/2.5 BA home in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Community o ers serene lake views. With a oversized living room, vaulted ceilings, remodeled kitchen and a porch overlooking the pool. It is the ultimate in Sanibel living!O ered at $749,000 1430 Sandpiper Panoramic water views welcome you when you enter this special Dunes duplex home. Remodeled with three baths, three bedrooms, re sprinkler system, hurricane rated opening protection and large open deck overlooking Horseshoe Lake on a private cul de sac.O ered at $446,225 480 Peachtree RdModern, open 3 bedroom pool home, just minutes from the beach. Each bedroom includes a private deck. Located in a quiet, peaceful corner of the island.O ered at $549,0006080/6084 Estero Blvd.Fort Myers Beach, Estero Blvd Frontage! This property consists of a single building with two rentable units. The lower is currently occupied by an insurance agency at $1050 per month (gross). By the week or month grossing $17,500 over the last year. It is a short walk to the beach.O ered at $399,000 2230 Camino Del Mar Unit 2D2Classic Sanibel charm is what you will nd at this Oceans Reach condo. 2BD/BA with amazing views of the Gulf of Mexico. The layout makes this condo a hot item for weekly rentals. Impact restistant window and world class contruction makes this a very sound investment!O ered at $789,000 888 South Town & RiverNewly remodeled, this ground level, 4BD pool home is highlighted by panoramic water views. From the moment you open the door, you are greeted by its bright, airy, open oor plan. New kitchen with granite, 3 car garage. A must see!O ered at $447,00016312 Willowcrest WayBeautiful 3BD/2BA Andover Villa home in the Lexington Country Club Community. Overlooks the 10th fairway with extended 2 car garage, hurricane shutters, plus so much more.O ered at $388,800 2840 West Gulf Drive Unit #6A remodeled 2 bedroom, 2 bath, larger top oor corner unit with enclosed lanai for additional living space and a screened enclosed front porch with laundry in unit. This unit is ready for a new owner to enjoy tennis, shu eboard, pool, a day at the beach followed by a barbecue with friends. Or use as an investment, on site rental program with 3 day minimum.O ered at $359,000 Sanibel Seashells Unit #26Enjoy a short walk to the beach, from this 2BD/BA beautifully decorated corner unit with impact resistant doors and windows. Relax at the beach or by the pool, play tennis, grill or enjoy this quaint complex from your screened porch!O ered at $274,000 UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT27B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 2012


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 201228B School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My daughter is developmentally disabled. She enjoys it when I read to her and I was wondering if there are any good childrens books that feature disabled children. I think she would like to hear a story about a child that faces some of the same challenges that she does. Megan N., Fort Myers, Florida Megan, There is some bad news and good news on this topic. Your desire to help your daughter learn more about herself through books is a wonderful idea. Children can learn a lot from models that are like them. Kids really enjoy finding characters in books with which they can identify. According to a recent report in Journal of Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, children with disabilities are very underrepresented in the more acclaimed childrens literature like the Newbery and Caldecott Award-winning books. In an analysis of 131 winners of the Newbery Medal and Honor researchers found that just 31 included a main or supporting character with a disability between 1975 and 2009. Tina Dyches, a special education professor at Brigham Young University and a co-author of the study reported, Wed like to see children with disabilities more accurately depicted and representative for what is found in schools. She further stated, Weve got so many wonderful authors in the world and we would love to see more inclusive characterizations in high-quality books, where kids with disabilities are being recognized for who they are and not just for the limitations of their disabilities. Now for the good news! The Council for Exceptional Childrens Division recognized four childrens books in January for authentically portraying characters with developmental disabilities on autism and developmental disabilities. The books, two chapter books and two picture books, were the winners of the Dolly Gray Childrens Literature Award. This honor is given every other year (since 2000) and goes to books that include main or supporting characters with developmental disabilities. The winners included the chapter books Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine and Waiting for No One by Beverley Brenna, both of which center on characters with Aspergers syndrome. The picture book My Brother Charlie written by actress Holly Robinson Peete and her daughter Ryan Elizabeth Peete won for portraying life with a sibling who has autism. And, Rebecca Elliotts picture book Just Because is being honored for including a girl with multiple disabilities.continued on page 34B Realtor Adds Captiva OfficeJohn Naumann & Associates realtors has opened a second real estate office location, on Captivas Andy Rosse Lane. LeAne Taylor Suarez along with her husband Ken and associate Robin Bennet have set up shop at 11509 Andy Rosse Lane. With the addition of LeAne and her team to the JNA Family, we found it necessary to open another office in order to provide the best service possible to our customers, said John Naumann, president and broker. We are pleased to have LeAne, Ken and Robin with us. They bring with them a wealth of knowledge of the Captiva market and many years of experience in dealing with properties both in and outside of the gates of South Seas. stated Ray Ochester, Managing Broker. Edisons Programs Earn State ApprovalThe Florida Department of Education has approved five bachelor degree programs offered at Edison State Colleges School of Education. The bachelor level programs receiving this approval are: Mathematics (grades 6-12) Middle Grades Mathematics (grades 5-9) Middle Grades English (grades 5-9)/ ESOL Endorsement/Reading Endorsement Biology (grades 6-12) Middle Grades General Science (grades 5-9) In 2009, the Elementary Education program gained state approval. Since that time, more than 90 percent of the program graduates have joined the workforce as educators. The states approval of our teacher programs is further endorsement of the rigor and quality of the bachelors degrees that our students earn at Edison. This approval is above and beyond what is required by SACS, our accrediting agency, said Dr. Erin Harrel, interim vice president of academic affairs and dean of the school of education. Our students graduate with an exceptional level of expertise that makes them effective educators and leaders. AUTHORIZED DEALER FOR CAESARSTONE QUARTZ SURFACE Main Show Room 2330 Palm Ridge Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957 in the Hungry Heron Plaza(239) 395-2525 Fax (239) 395-2373Serving Sanibel and Captiva Island for 34 yearsFREE ESTIMATESPRIORITY DEALER CARPETING flooring...carpet ceramic tile wood marble vinylPLANTATION SHUTTERS 2 weeks delivery Custom Upholstery FREEKitchen Sink with any Cambria Countertop Order Over 50 S/F COUNTERTOPS ... 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CAPTIVA CAPTIVA SANIBEL SANIBEL CAPTIVA SANIBEL SANIBEL SANIBEL SANIBEL SANIBEL SANIBEL SANIBEL SANIBEL Follow us on 4BD/4.5BA Andy Rosse Villa Private In-Law Suite State of the Art Kitchen Secluded Pool and Spa $2,375,000 MLS 2110207 Jane Reader Weaver 239.472.1302PRIVATE COURTYARD ESTATE CAPTIVA 1BD/2BA Winter Getaway or Investment Marina, Preserve and Bay Views Fully Furnished with Updated Kitchen/Baths First Class Amenities Available $299,000 MLS 2120157 John & Denice Beggs 239.357.5500BAYSIDE VILLAS-SOUTH SEAS RESORT 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms Gorgeously Remodeled and Decorated Beach Views From Living Room & Porch Virtual Tour: www.compasspointcondo.info $579,000 MLS 2111084 Bob & Viv Radigan 239.691.6240COMPASS POINT BEACH CONDO Beach House Design Just Steps from Beach 4 Bedrooms with Pool Private and Tropical Settings Great for Personal Use or Rental $649,000 MLS 2110600 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435SANIBEL BEACH HOUSE Sunrise Bay Views From 2nd Floor Charming 1 Bedroom Large Pool and Spa Short Stroll to the Beach and More $315,000 MLS 2800798 Fred Newman or Vicki Panico 239.826.2704BAYSIDE VILLA 5234 2 Bedrooms, 2-baths Gulf Access w/Dock and Lift Separate Garage and Workshop Canal View $499,000 MLS 2100507 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984QUAINT TROPICAL RETREAT SANIBEL Walk Right In-No Stairs or Hallways Nicely Appointed 1BD/1BA Condo Kitchen, Dining, Living and Bedroom Fabulous Sundial Amenities $329,000 MLS 2120196 Jane Reader Weaver 239.472.13021ST FLOOR SUNDIAL CONDO 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Located on Quiet Cul-de-Sac Situated on Nearly 1.5 Acre Lot Exquisitely Updated-Fantastic Pool Area $749,000 MLS 2110864 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984GUMBO LIMBO COTTAGE SANIBEL 2 Bedrooms, 2-Baths Stunning Gulf Views Great Amenities Fully Furnished $644,500 MLS 2100534 Sally Davies 239.691.3319SANDPIPER BEACH SANIBEL Totally Remodeled 2BD/2BA Located in Small, 9 Unit Complex Pool/Tennis/Fitness Room and More Never Rented, but Great Investment Opportunity $869,000 MLS 2110462 McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888SAYANA OF SANIBEL Private Townhouse Completely Remodeled 2 Bedroom, Plus Den, 2-baths Wrap Around Porches $499,000 MLS 2100065 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984SNUG HARBOR SANIBEL Rarely Available 3BD/3BA Serene Natural Setting-Nestled in Pines Gorgeous River Views Floating Dock, Multiple Porches $599,000 MLS 2120012 Sarah Ashton 239.691.4915SEA PINES TOWNHOME 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths Great Location & Priced to Sell! Lake Views Over 14th & 15th Fairways Oversized Pool, Open Decking $799,900 MLS 2900133 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435PREMIER DUNES COUNTRY CLUB SANIBEL 3BD/3.5BA Direct Access Canal Home Recently Remodeled-3,000 S.F. Living Space Large Screened Pool 140 of Beautiful Seawall Canal Frontage $1,795,000 MLS 2120159 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984PREMIER EAST END LOCATION Gulf-to-Bay Exclusive Development Mediterranean Style-Separate Guest Pod Boat Dockage & Beach Frontage Tropical Style Pool with Waterfall $3,995,000 MLS 2120177 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435CAPTIVA-GATED TARPON BAY CAPTIVA CAPTIVA 5 Bedrooms, 4-Full & 2-Half Baths Elevated Heated Pool and Spa Newly Remodeled Boat Dock w/10,000 lb Lift $2,300,000 MLS 2701472 Jim Branyon 239.565.3233MAGNIFICENT AND PRIVATE ESTATE CAPTIVA Real EstateWe make it easy. You make it home.RoyalShellRealEstate.com (800) 805.0168 FORT MYERS 1870 Clayton Court Ft. Myers, FL 33907 239.689.7653 BONITA SPRINGS26811 S. Tamiami Trail Bonita Springs, FL 34134239.992.9100 SANIBEL ISLAND 959 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239.472.0078 CAPTIVA ISLAND 15050 Captiva Drive Captiva, FL 33924 239.472.0078 NAPLES 601 Fifth Ave S Naples, FL 34102 239.213.9100 NAPLES 3000 Tamiami Trail N Naples, FL 34103 239.213.9100 SANIBEL ISLAND 1997 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239.472.0078 CAPTIVA ISLAND11499 Andy Rosse Lane Captiva, FL 33924 239.472.0078 NAPLES 589 Fifth Ave S Naples, FL 34103 239.261.9101 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING REDUCED REDUCED REDUCED REDUCED29B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 2012


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 201230B OPEN HOUSENutmeg Village #211, 2777 West Gulf DriveMonday-Tuesday, 11am-3pm, February 20th 21stIf youre a serious buyer this is a serious sellerExclusive Gulf front West Gulf Drive complex. 2 bed, 2 bath, totally redone 2nd oor unit. Gulf views front and back. Limited rental to insure privacy. Steps to the beach. Like new. Best priced unit in complex. Vacant. MLS #2111296 Please stop by or call for appointmentROBERT CRONIN 239-338-0019 ROBERT CRONINCell 239-338-0019 Of ce 239-472-5187 ext. 225 Toll Free 800-553-7338 email: rcronin@viprealty.com REDUCED $30,000 NOW $539,000 WOW!!! e Law O ce ofJanet M. Strickland, P.A.23 Years Experience Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning Probates & Estates Business & Corporate LawVisit Us Online at www.jmslawyer.com 472-3322 e Village 2340 Periwinkle Way Suite J-1 Sanibel, FL 33957(Located in the executive o ces behind the shops) Ft. Myers O ce Now Also Open, by Appt. Only EXCLUSIVE REAL ESTATE BUYER AGENT MIKE BADENOCH239-472-2659www.yourexclusivebuyeragent.com Mikeandfrancie@msn.com 2424 Palm Ridge Road, SanibelA long-time Sanibel resident and former attorney with twenty-plus years of experience I will advocate for you with your real estate purchase. Ill be at your side, negotiating the lowest price and safeguarding your interests.I dont take listings; the seller pays my fees. buy, not sell, so buying smart is crucial. Only trust your purchase, Traditional real estate agents who represent the seller or provide limited representation to both the buyer and the seller can not advocate for you exclusively, as I do. Buyers Choice Realty Group is the only exclusive buyer agency on Sanibel and Captiva Sanibel Captiva Handbook The Sanibel Captiva Handbook is published annually by Jonathan Summer Publishing, LLC on Sanibel. It was the brainchild of a young couple who moved to Sanibel in 1969. John and Helma Reynolds wrote their first Handbook in 1971. It was a crude, unsophisticated booklet of 28 pages, 8.5by-11 inches, hand collated, sepia-toned cover, with three staples at the left-hand spine. And it contained absolutely no advertising. But what it lacked in sex appeal, it tried to make up for with facts and information about the islands that they considered to be essential for a memorable, enjoyable and fulfilling visit. The handbook was re-designed, completely re-written and re-born in 1991. It remained in publication annually until 1994, when John passed away. In 2009, the Handbook was revived once again by the authors son, Jonathan, and daughter-in-law, Sarah. Every November and December, they can be spotted racing around the islands on their scooters checking to see if any business, retail shop, restaurant or activity has changed, moved or altered in any way so that the current edition is as accurate as possible. The Handbook includes detailed maps showing the exact location of accommodations, eateries, shops, churches and the locations of fun activities for every taste. Packed into 200 pages is all the information visitors need to make the most of their island vacation still without any advertising. The 2012 edition features a full-color shelling guide that, with only three exceptions, comes from the Reynolds own collection of self-found local shells, ranging from the most to the less common shells. The same questions that were asked by visitors in 1971 are still being asked in 2012: Where are the beaches? How far is the causeway? Wheres a good place to eat? How do we get to Captiva? Because of this, the publishers continue to seek the best ways to convey this information. For example, the 2012 edition includes detailed maps of the islands, showing the locations of all retail establishments, eateries, accommodations, points of interest and, of course, the beaches. The Sanibel Captiva Handbook is truly a labor of love. The publishers pay for its printing annually and are busy at home in the evenings during the month of January, binding hundreds of books at a time to get them out to the many retail outlets that carry the book and online at www.sancapbook.com. The 2012 edition of the Sanibel Captiva Handbook will be available in early February. Florida Estate Planning WorkshopsAttorneys Craig R. Hersch and Michael B. Hill of Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill, PA will present two informative Florida estate planning workshops on February 28 at 9 a.m. and March 8 at 2 p.m. The February 28 workshop will be held at Temple Beth El, 16225 Winkler Road, Fort Myers. The same workshop will be held on March 8 at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. All attendees will receive a complimentary Florida Estate Guide and DVD. New and partial-year residents will learn how Florida laws differ from other states and the advantages of declaring residency and updating their wills and trusts to Florida law. Attendees will also learn why all Florida residents need to have their estate planning documents reviewed following recent law changes that impact their estate plans. Those who bring a copy of their current estate planning documents and arrive a half hour early will receive a confidential, complimentary review and written analysis following the presentation. Hersch and Hill are both Florida Bar Board Certified attorneys in wills, trusts and estate planning, specializing in estate planning, probate and trust administration, and asset protection strategies. Hersch writes Will Power, a weekly estate planning column in the Island Sun. He has also been nationally published in professional estate and tax journals, such as The Florida Bar Journal, The Practical Tax Lawyer, and Trusts & Estates magazines. Reservations required by calling 425-9379 or online at http:// www.sbshlaw.com/seminars.shtml. Michael B. Hill Craig R. Hersch


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 201231B Pool Service & Supply Pool Service & Supply Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Free computerized water analysis Free computerized water analysiswww.bannerpoolservice.com FL Lic. #CPC1457804 FL Lic. #CPC1457804STORE HOURS: M-F 9-4 SAT 10-1 SERVICE: MON-SAT 8-5 Stop by our store in Anchor Point 1633 Periwinkle Way Michael P. Miller CPA, P.L.CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTSANIBELS LOCAL FULL-SERVICE CPA FIRM Mike Miller, CPA CAMTAX RETURNS BOOKKEEPING AUDITS & REVIEWS mpmillercpacam@comcast.net O 239 896 7752 C 239 896 7749 Many of my clients who are retired tell me they want to simplify things. Their children have grown, their careers have wound down. Now that theyre living off retirement savings, many start to look for expenses that can be cut back. Since they have a fair amount of life savings and there are no more dependents, life insurance may not be as important as it once was. The thousands of dollars of annual premium payments may no longer be necessary or in the budget, so policies might be terminated or cashed in. Professional and trade memberships arent useful anymore, so theyre discontinued. Business lunches arent part of the daily routine. The country club membership up north isnt used much anymore, so its discontinued in favor of the golf membership here in Florida. Cars might be leased instead of bought. Eating out at restaurants might be curtailed. Some money magazines even suggest cutting back on your homeowners liability, automobile and umbrella liability policies. But that would be a big mistake. Why? The answer is simple. Because if you get into a car accident that is your fault, you might find yourself responsible for damages beyond the liability protection that youve cut back to under your car insurance policy. If the injured party sues you after the accident, and a judgment is entered against you, then the plaintiff could go after your life savings to make up the difference between what your automobile liability policy pays and the amount of the judgment. Assume, for example, a terrible scenario where you are involved in an accident that severely injures someone, crippling them for life. The liability that you may be held responsible for could certainly be more than a $250,000 limit one finds on many automobile insurance policies. Medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, the loss of the injured persons ability to enjoy life among all of the other damages could be in the millions. The same holds true for your homeowners liability insurance. If someone is injured on your property and you are deemed to have been somehow negligent, then you could find yourself at the wrong end of a judgment and have to pay damages over the amount that your homeowners liability insurance policy covers. A pool, for example, is considered under the law to be an attractive nuisance. If a neighborhood toddler should wander onto your property and drown in the pool, you may be held negligently liable even though the child was not invited onto your property. So even if you are retired, you remain subject to many of the same risks and liabilities that everyone else must guard against. Nevertheless, Ive heard all sorts of excuses why retirees shouldnt purchase maximum liability protection. But to counter those all you have to do is turn on the television. How many personal injury attorney ads do you see? And each one essentially asks the viewer, Isnt there anyone we can sue for you? Liability insurance is so important not only for the amount of protection that it offers, but because it also pays for attorney fees to defend you in case you are simply accused of negligence. Even if it turns out that you are not negligent the costs of defending a claim might take a big chunk out of your life savings if you dont have a policy that also serves to pay these expenses. Then theres the mistake that some make with regard to their estate planning. Some wrongly assume that if they have placed all of their assets inside of a revocable living trust, then theyve protected the trust assets from liability. This isnt the case. In almost all revocable trusts the trust and its assets are legally yours which means that you can do anything that you want with your trust assets. Because you have that much dominion and control over the assets, your judgment creditors can demand restitution from your trust assets. So what should you do? The best practice is to increase the liability coverage on your home and car and then purchase, in addition to those policies, an umbrella policy. The umbrella policy covers liability up to its stated policy amount over and above the home and car policies. A $2 million umbrella policy might cost a couple thousand dollars annually (or perhaps even less) which is a great investment to protect you and your hardearned savings from the claims of a judgment creditor. Not only will this provide much needed coverage, it should also give you peace of mind. If you value what youve worked so hard to accumulate over the course of your working career, consider making a visit to your liability insurance carrier to review whether your coverage adequately protects you. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Will PowerLiability Protection Is Important For Retirees Tooby Craig R. 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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 201232B Superior InteriorsAccentuate With Accessoriesby Marcia FeeneyMore than anything else in your home, your accessories give each and every room a little bit of your personality. Without them, you only have the setting for a model room in a model home. Accessories make each room come alive with pop and pizzazz. Theres nothing better to help you reflect your tastes and those of your family. Simply stated, a home without accessories is like food without seasonings! Acquiring accessories is truly a neverending delight. Whenever and wherever you see something that grabs your eye or catches your attention, acquire it if possible, because it will give you neverending pleasure every time you look at it. Plus, it adds a very personal touch to your home. Ardent collectors of one type of object often purchase them without any thought of what to do with these treasures afterwards. Here are a few ideas of how these precious treasures can be incorporated into a decorative accessory plan for your home: Small artistic objects are most effective when arranged in groups of odd numbered pieces. Blocks of wood or old books can be used to achieve varying degrees of height as you place your accessories. Silk plants are always an imaginative addition to an accessory plan. Its not necessary for groupings to consist of similar elements. Old fashioned family portrait photographs are not out of place in a sophisticated room, when grouped in a variety of interesting frames. Above all, let your imagination soar as you place your precious accessories. By adding this spice to your design plan, youll be sure to add the decorative finishing touches each room craves. Marcia Feeney is an interior decorator on Sanibel. She can be reached at marcia@decden.net. Insurance Tip Citizens Faces Class-Action Lawsuitby Marge MeekIt seems like this insurance article has become a Citizens article, which shows how closely we all have to watch and learn what is going on. Now there are two groups that have filed class-action lawsuits against Citizens regarding the overvaluation of their replacement cost estimatorm, which determines the value of a home. Over the last couple of years, Citizens has changed what they accept as the valuation of your house. Last year, they dropped an appraisal or a homeowners declaration page as the measurement. They moved over to a software program, called 360Value, where your agent inputs building characteristics and the program calculates a value. People started complaining that this program overvalued their homes. Under pressure, Citizens reversed its direction on this, but only slightly, as the software still has to be used to get a quote and the process to use anything else is unclear. The plaintiffs are arguing that Citizens is using this replacement cost estimator method to raise rates. The method Citizens is supposed to use is to go to the state legislature and ask for rate increases, which has been the case for many years. That has given our islands 10 to 14 percent increases in the past, but at least the legislators could respond to their constituents in determining the rates on our wind insurance. This, plus re-inspections, new mitigation forms, lowering the value of insurable homes to under $1 million and no pool cage coverage, makes many customers study more closely the alternatives for wind coverage. So far, the premiums charged by Citizens are competitive and in many cases less expensive than the alternatives, but market changes undoubtedly will continue to take place. Marge Meek is a local SanibelCaptiva insurance agent, who can be reached at mmeek@rosierinsurance. com. How Well Insulated Is Your Home?by Bryan HayesRegardless of whether its summer or winter, a properly insulated home will help you maintain a desired temperature on your thermostat. Insulation can be added in the walls, floors and ceiling to help manage the heat flow in and out of your home. There are several insulating materials on the market with special rating to gauge their performance. For example, spray foam insulation is gaining popularity over the traditional fiberglass batting, but it is pricey. Properly insulating your home can save up to 50 percent off your energy bill. To achieve proper indoor air quality in a tightly sealed home, you can install exhaust ventilation and talk to your contractor about other forms of added ventilation that might work best for you. Now, the better your home is sealed, the more important it is to have an appropriately sized air conditioning system. The moisture created in your house through things like showers and cooking has to go somewhere and the better sealed, the less avenues for this to escape. Excessive humidity will make your home feel warmer and creates a perfect environment for growth of unwanted micro-organisms. I frequently address this topic in my articles and cannot stress enough how important it is to have a system properly selected and installed so that it can remove moisture from your home. Bryan Hayes is a Sanibel air conditioning contractor. He also owns, with his brother Todd, an electrical business on Sanibel. He can be reached at Bryan@Sanibelair.com. 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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 201234B Top ProducersRoyal Shell Real Estates top producers for January are: top listing associates, the McMurray & Nette real estate team. The McMurray & Nette team also includes agents Brooks Selby, Arika Bjorkedal, Chad Reedy and Chris Smith. Sarah Ashton was named top sales producer for the month. ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS Sarah Ashton Mike McMurray and Trevor NetteTop ProducersMarianne Stewart was named the top selling agent for the February at John Naumann & Associates realtors. The Walters Team of Tracy and Connie Walters, Mr. & Ms. Listr, were the the top listing associates for the month. Tracy Walters Connie Walters Marianne Stewart New Team MemberPfeifer Realty Group recently welcomed Kurt Harjung to its Sanibel team of real estate professionals. Born and raised in New Jersey, Harjung was in senior management for several Fortune 50 corporations and a management consultant for many of the giants in the publishing, pharmaceutical and telecommunications industries. Harjung ran an international business specializing in hybridizing phalaenopsis orchids for sale to customers worldwide. Kurt Harjung Royal Shell Top Producing AgentsRoyal Shell Real Estate has named The Burns Family Team as top producing agents for its Sanibel and Captiva offices for 2011. Top AssociatesJanie Pritchard was recently recognized as the top selling realtor at RE/MAX of the Islands for the month of December. Dustyn Corace was the most productive marketing associate in December. Burns family team Dustyn Corace Janie Pritchard From page 28BSchool SmartEngaging books that feature people with disabilities as individuals with personalities, strengths and talents as part of the storyline, have the exponential power to change attitudes and promote inclusion in education, jobs and community life, said Fran Prezant, one of the Dolly Gray Award panelists. These are important, not only for young readers with and without disabilities, but for parents and teachers who read books to them and model societal attitudes through words and actions. Here are two links that provide some additional titles featuring disabled children and teens, http://www.scope.org.uk/campaigns/scope-campaigns/children-picture/ books-list and http://writerinawheelchair. blogspot.com/2011/06/books-with-disabled-characters-part-3.html. Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to smgreggs@gmail.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com (239) 395 COOL 1213 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 Office: (239)472-3033 Fax: (239) 472-3439 Family Owned and Operated Trusted Service Since 1988 Voted Best Heating and Air Conditioning Company in Best of the Islands Awards every year since 1991 New Systems Repairs Heating New Construction Remodels Electrical www.SanibelAir.com Sign a Service Contract Today! Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 201236B Bank Of The Islands Celebrates Opening Of New Captiva OfficeApproximately 100 Captiva residents and business owners stopped by during a February 9 open house celebration at Bank of the Islands. In addition to its Sanibel office, Bank of the Islands has now opened a second branch on Captiva. We were so pleased to see so many old friends and meet so many new people in the Captiva community, said Robbie Roepstorff, president of Edison National Bank/ Bank of the Islands. Were excited about this new office opening, and very happy it will be on Captiva. The catered event ended on a sweet note with Norman Love Chocolates featuring the banks logo. In honor of Abraham Lincolns birthday, departing guests received a velvet gift pouch holding a $1 coin bearing the presidents image. The new office is located at 14812 Captiva Drive, inside a building shared with the U.S. Post Office. The phone number is 395-0248. Banking hours are 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The full spectrum of banking and lending services, including ATMs, are offered at both offices. From left, Bank of the Islands Rob Lisenbee and Geoff and Robbie Roepstorff welcome John Schubert and Mike Kelly to the new Captiva branch Island Grooming Opens With Two New OwnersIsland Grooming held its official grand re-opening and ribbon cutting ceremony with the Sanibel & Captiva Chamber of Commerce on February 8. Lisa Schuman, owner and head groomer, passed away suddenly a month ago. Her daughter, Madalyn Schuman, and longtime friend Angie Goodhand purchased the business. Lisa is physically gone but her spirit and genuine love of animals remains here with us, said Goodhand. Were very glad that we can continue to provide our services to the Sanibel community in the same spirit that made Lisa such a popular island figure. Island Grooming has been in business on the Sanibel since September 2004. During season, hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and offseason from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is located in the Sanibel Promenade on Tarpon Bay Road. Kathy Kelly, Madalyn Schuman, Angie Goodhand and Carrie Toothman


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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 201238B Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, My husband retired at 55 and he was in very good health. Since he had worked his 30 years and he was eligible for retirement, he decided to take it but I thought it was entirely too early. He has puttered around the house but hasnt really done much, and I think I deserve a halo for keeping my sanity. He is now 85 years old and his health is beginning to fail. What lies ahead for us is not good. Please tell others that retirement takes planning and adjustment. It isnt much fun unless you are self motivated. I think it is better to work until you drop. What do you think? Tessy Dear Tessy, A few years ago, many people like your husband were eager to retire. They may have been bored with their job, tired and a little depressed, so they thought all of their problems would be over if they just left. Many found that after just three months, they were still bored, tired and a little depressed. Retirement takes exactly what you have said, and only now many want to stay working for as long as possible. The shuffleboard mentality seems to be over. Personally, as long as my health is good, I will stay working and I do think you do deserve a halo. Lizzie Dear Tessy, Individuals can live approximately a quarter of their lives in retirement. It is critically important to begin planning for retirement when one starts working save, develop interest, create a social network and take care of your health. Individuals I have had the pleasure of meeting who have planned all aspects of their retirement report retirement as joyous and engaging. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces e-mail address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Sanibel Patient Service Center (PSC)LAB TESTINGWe accept assignment for Medicare, Medicaid, and most Private Insurance Plans*No upfront fee for drawing of blood* *No appointments Necessary*239-472-8400Fax: 239-395-2466 We have MOVED to 2407 Periwinkle Way, Suite 3 Sanibel, FL 33957Hours: Monday Friday 7:30 am 3:30 pm Closed 12:00 pm 1:00 pmwww.hayeslab.com To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: I feel like all I do is work and I am resentful that there never seems to be time for recreation. I am 30 years old and single. I would like to meet someone but I am trying to get promoted in my job, so I dont feel that I can slack off. What should I do to get a better balance on this?A: Many people in the workforce feel this way and I understand your frustration and resentment. One thing you want to remember is that too much work and too little time for other activities does lead to burnout and chaos rather than clarity and calm. You will be more productive in your work if you do take time out for you and make yourself the priority. You are worth it and you will be happy that you did. Ask yourself the following questions on time: 1. Am I doing what I love? 2. Am I willing to sacrifice for the money I make? 3. Is this sacrifice proportionate to the time it is given? 4. Are there ways that you prevent yourself from doing the things that you love and give you meaning and purpose? You have all of your adult life to work. Stand back and observe your life. Notice what that inner longing for something different is and begin to act on it. Learn to unplug, turn off the media, take a break and tune into yourself. This might mean taking a leave of absence, or just taking some personal days away from work. Whatever you decide, you have to realize that life is short and before you know it, you will be 50, 60 and so on. Stay aware of whats really important. I feel that you will make a wise choice of how to handle your time management. Dr. Clancy is a licensed mental health therapist, certified hypnotherapist, life coach, author and public speaker. You may email Dr. Connie at connie@drconstance.com. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 201239B Voted Best Pharmacy on the Island 4 years in a row!ISLAND PHARMACY Over 9,000 Insurances Accepted and All Medicare D We carry nebulizers, crutches, wound care 239-472-6188Every Day Items Also! We specialize in Customer Satisfaction Caring for you and about you2330 Palm Ridge Rd, Unit 12 Sanibel Island, FL 33957Fax 239-472-6144 We are ready for all your island needs with: Specially Formatted Bite & Itch Lotion Natural NoSeeUm Repellent We also offer rental of Walkers, Wheelchairs Crutches Special Orders Welcome Deliveries Available Bite and Itch Lotion Small Store Feel, National Chain Heath MartPHARMACY Periwinkle Way Palm Ridge Road Periwinkle Way In the Hungry Heron Plaza In the Hungry Heron Plaza Pharmacists Reggie Mathai and Burl Sizemore Pharmacists Reggie Mathai and Burl Sizemore TM/MC JD Powers Award deaRPharmacistEven Baby Aspirin Has Risksby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Readers, A few weeks ago newspaper headlines called aspirin therapy into question. Currently, almost one third of older Americans take a baby aspirin every day to help prevent heart attacks. And a new study, the headlines shouted, shows that while aspirin therapy does indeed help prevent heart attacks, it also creates other problems. For every heart attack that aspirin therapy prevents, the London study says, it causes two bleeding events. This study is not the first to show potential dangers with long-term use of aspirin. Weve known for decades that aspirin can harm the delicate lining of the digestive tract. And if you read my Drug Mugger book, youd know aspirin is a drug mugger of vitamin C which you need to keep your arteries elastic, and potassium which is needed for healthy blood pressure. The 64 thousand dollar question here is: What exactly do the researchers mean by bleeding events? By definition, these events could include hemorrhagic stroke, bleeding from ulcers, and bleeding from the lower gastrointestinal tract. These are pretty serious conditions; impending signs of a bleeding event may include abdominal pain or heartburn. The supplement called Glutamine (about 1,500 mg per day) offers protection against aspirin-induced stomach ulcers. And FYI, ginger is an effective blood thinner which soothes your GI tract, rather than stripping it. The most effective thing you can do to reduce heart attack risk is move! Even walking briskly for 20 minutes a day offers aerobic benefits. Eat plenty of colorful fruits and vegetables and avoid anything fried or greasy. Do not eat processed foods. No more carbs or grains, they raise cholesterol. Consider nutrients like vitamin C and D, magnesium, taurine, aged garlic and the herb called Hawthorne. Last week I wrote about CoQ10 and fish oils for cardiovascular benefit. To receive this article via email, sign up for your free health tips newsletter at my website. Drink more water, go to sleep earlier, meditate and reduce micro-stressors in your life. Constantly replaying bad situations in your mind doesnt help you and stress is a killer. It contributes to stroke, heart attack, obesity, diabetes and cancer so dont sweat the small stuff. Our culture trains us to pop a pill for all our ills. As a pharmacist, I assure you that many drugs just blow the smoke out of the house while the fire rages. You must uncover the underlying imbalances and deficiencies and genetic SNPs (snips) that increase heart attack risk. Take control of your lifestyle and diet, its never too late. Im recommending two books to help inform you and minimize your risk for cardiovascular disease. These are both by Stephen Sinatra, MD; Reverse Heart Disease Now and The Cardiac Solution: Metabolic Cardiology. In an upcoming article, I am going to devote a column to the importance of nitric oxide in the heart, and will share some truly pioneering cardiovascular research by Dr. Nathan Bryan. Stay tuned for that. This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and is a registered pharmacist. To contact her, visit www. dearpharmacist.com. SANIBEL MEDICAL, INC.WALK IN FAMILY PRACTICEBOARD CERTIFIED PHYSICIANSGARY WRIGHT, MD F. 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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 201240B PERSONAL TRAINER SanFit Training Free ConsultationStrength Weight Management BalanceLaura McGowan Personal Trainer Conditioning Coachlaura@sanfittraining.com 239 464 7876 www.sanfittraining.com CABINETS MONDO CABINETS MONDO CABINETS Quality Kitchen and Bath Cabinets Quality Kitchen and Bath Cabinets www.mondocabinets.com www.mondocabinets.com 239-267-1004 239-267-1004 239-565-0025-cell 239-565-0025-cell 239-267-1007-fax 239-267-1007-fax e-mail: mondocabinets@yahoo.com e-mail: mondocabinets@yahoo.com 5780 Youngquist Road 5780 Youngquist Road Unit #4 Unit #4 Ft. Myers, FL 33912 Ft. Myers, FL 33912 Shirley C. Daraban Shirley C. Daraban COMPUTER SERVICES NEW HOMES, REMODELING & ADDITIONS New Homes Consulting Remodeling Contracting P.O. Box 143 Sanibel Island, FL Phone: 239-472-2601 Fax: 239-472-6506 COMPUTERS REMODELING Custom RemodelingCook & Son, Inc. Kitchen Baths Carpet Tile Hardwood Concrete Restoration Water Proo ng Stucco Plumbing Electrical O ce: 472-9137 Cell: 691-8445CGC1507121BUILDING CONTRACTOR Helenbrook Homes, Inc.Licensed & InsuredCerti ed Building ContractorCBC026067Serving Sanibel & Captiva for the last 25 yearsNew Homes Remodeling FramingDave Helenbrook 239 / 466-4030 COMPUTERS/TECHNOLOGY / TREE & LAWN CARE Jesus Hernandez J LAWN CARE & TREE SERVICE482-7350 12 years serving San-Cap & Ft. MyersLandscaping Tree Service Stump Grinding Landscape Design Ponds Landscape Refurbishing Pepper Clearing Lbtn Cbfr Db Licensed & Insured Free Estimateswww.jesuslawncare.comEMAIL: jesuslawncare@gmail.comPROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY 100% Pure Sanibel Island T-Shirt Sales Support Island ConservationPfeifer Realty Group has launched its 100% Pure Sanibel Island community support campaign with their signature edition of this collectable Sanibel Island T-shirt. A $10 donation from the sale of each shirt goes to the island organization of the buyers choice. This years 2012 donation recipients include CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife), Ding Darling Wildlife Society, FISH (Friends in Service Here) of Sanibel, SCCF (Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation), The Community House, Sanibel Historical Museum & Village, Sanibel Sea School, Sanibel Trails In Motion and START (Solutions to Avoid Red Tide). Were excited to provide a functional and creative way for island visitors and residents to support many local non-profit organizations that strive to keep Sanibel a paradise community, said Eric Pfeifer, broker of Pfeifer Realty Group. These garment washed 100 percent cotton T-shirts can be found at Pfeifer Realty Groups Sanibel office on Periwinkle Way. For more information on this donation campaign, visit www.PureSanibel.com. 100% Pure Sanibel Island T-shirt Design


PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 201241B PAINTING Residential & Commercial Painting COLOR SCHEMES on request fromSanibel Home FurnishingsPower Washing Wallpaper Hanging Faux Finishing Free Estimates Interior & Exterior Dependable Reliable Licensed & InsuredLic #S3-11944 With your contract a donation to your favorite charity will be made. 395-3928 Cell: 841-4302IMPACT WINDOWS & DOORS/GLASS Stevens & Sons GlassReplacement Impact Windows & Sliding Doors, Mirrors, Tub & Shower Enclosures, Store Fronts, Porch Enclosures, French Doors, Plate Glass2416 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Phone: (239) 472-0032 Fax: (239) 472-0680Insured Licensed# S2-11975Specialists in impact condo complex replacement COSMETICS MAGGIE BUTCHER 904 Lindgren Blvd. Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Ph: 239-395-0978 / 317-509-6014 mbutcher@marykay.com Products: www.marykay.com/mbutcher Career information available Gift ideas available New Lip Glosses and Botanical Skin CareUPHOLSTERY A Friendly Personalized Service From Owner-Operator Steven CservenyakPARAMOUNT DECORATOR & UPHOLSTERYsince 1974 Complete line of quality upholstery work by European CraftsmanWe work with the finest imported silk, satin, damask, brocades, velvets, hand-loomed crewel, embroidered tapestries from Italy, Belgium & India.Antique Furniture Restoration We also do boat cushions & down feather cushions472-8086 735 Donax Street, Sanibel IslandPETS The Golden Paw Salon16848 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33908 www.goldenpawinc.comGrooming, Daycare & PetsittingKathy Irvello Owner Phone: 239-415-7297 Fax: 239-481-8999PICK UP AND DELIVERY SANIBEL AND CAPTIVA answer on page 43B SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 43B


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 201242B License # 0707041 09-00014233Phone (239) 267-8405Robert CrawfordDRAPERY CLEANING WINDOW BLIND CLEANING & REPAIRWe Come To You!www.theblindrepairshop.com 10% OFF ANY SERVICEWith is Ad CLEARVIEW CERTIFIED TECHNICIANSDRAPERY/WINDOW BLIND CLEANING & REPAIR INTERIOR DESIGN 2330 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel, FL 33957 (239) 395-2525 Fax (239) 395-2373 Toll Free: 1-866-395-2525 beachfloordecor@aol.comVerticals Mini Blinds Draperies Wallpaper Furniture Ceramic Wood Appliances Interior Painting Custom Cabinets Upholstery Kitchen & Bath RemodelingSanibel Design CenterPam Ruth V.P. Interior Design (Cell) 239-850-4128POOL SERVICE & REPAIR Deep-EndPool ServiceIslands Premier Pool Service Professional Weekly Service Fast Expert Equipment Repair and Replacement Specializing in Gulfstream Pool Heaters25 years experience239-699-6279Lic # CPC1457386CONTRACTORS Michael J. ValiquetteGENERAL CONTRACTOR New Construction Remodeling Commercialwww.sandcastle-homes.com CONSTRUCTION CO.HOME BUILDINGA full service contractor dedicated to exceptional quality at a reasonable price.Voted Best of the Islands For Ten YearsIsland Resident Lic. #CGC056909Hurricane Protection Consultant(239)472-0200 LAWN MAINTENANCEGENERAL CONTRACTOR Greg Weglarz General Contractor, Inc. Greg Weglarz General Contractor, Inc.Building in Southwest Florida for over 25 YearsDREAMSBUILDING Specializing In Impact Glass WINDOW & DOOR REPLACEMENT(239) 489-0442www.gregweglarz State Certi cation Number CG CA05420NEW CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELING Light Tackle Sport Fishing Tarpon Snook Red sh & More CAPT. MAT CAPT. MAT T T MI MI TCHELL TCHELL USCG USCG Licensed Licensed & Insured & InsuredC: (239) 340-8651www.captmattmitchell.com email: captmattmitchell@aol.comFISHING CHARTER TREE & LAWN CARE Sanibel Family Owned & Operated Licensed & Insured / www.enviromow.com Complete Landscaping Services Tree Service and Pepper Clearing Lawn Care Landscape Trimming & Pruning Fertilization Weed Maintenance Mulch Applications Property Clean up239-896-6789 CONSTRUCTION/REMODELINGPROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY Post Office Offers Unique OpportunitiesVolunteers Needed for Letter Carrier Food Drive Its not too early to start thinking about volunteering for the annual Letter Carrier Food Drive, which will be held on Saturday, May 12. This is the largest one-day food drive in the nation; locally food collected is donated to the Harry Chapin Food Bank. If you would like to volunteer to assist letter carriers in picking up food donations on the carrier routes contact Debi Mitchell at 573-9638. If youd like to help the Harry Chapin Food Bank presorting donated food at a post office location, contact Bedzaida Bryen at the food bank, 334-7007, ext. 141. Seasonal visitors are encouraged to drop off non-perishable food items at the post office when they leave the area. Donations will be held for inclusion in the food drive. National Passport Day to Be Recognized Saturday, March 10, is National Passport Day. The Page Field Post Office will extend its passport service on that day to offer passports from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. by appointment. To make an appointment, call 277-3336; you will be given an appointment time and told what items you need to bring to the interview. Passports are now needed for travel to other countries, such as in the Caribbean and Canada. Passport service can take up to four weeks, so plan ahead. Advantages of Using Post Office Boxes Post Office Boxes can provide many conveniences such as privacy, security, and the availability of access 24/7. Several new advantages are being offered to users: Street Addressing. Use the street address of your post office, and it will accept packages from private carriers who do not normally accept mail for post office boxes. Both street addresses and post office box numbers will be accepted. Real Mail Notification Service. You can receive either a text message or email to notify you when you receive new mail Monday through Saturday. Now youll know when mail has arrived. Signature on File. By providing your signature, the post office will accept some signature-required mail and packages, which you can access at your convenience. This includes Express Mail, insured mail over $200, and signature confirmation. Saturday Delivery. Should the postal service discontinue Saturday street delivery, PO box customers will not be affected. PO box mail will be processed and delivered six days a week. For more information about purchasing stamps, stamps by mail, postal regulations, a free subscription to USA Philatelic magazine, post office events, the location of the nearest postal store or contract unit, contact USPS at 1-800275-8777, or visit www.usps.com. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or emailpress@islandsunnews.com


KING CROSSWORD MAGIC MAZE SUDOKU SUPER CROSSWORD PUZZLE ANSWERS SCRAMBLERS ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 201243B PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY CONTRACTORS 24/7 Rapid Response Line239-472-1888License # CMC056884 Honest Honest * Reliable Reliable * Dependable Dependable PET SITTING Island Pet SittingKelly TyrrellIsland Resident395-9999kellykelly07@aol.com CONTRACTORS MILLS BROTHERS BUILDING CONTRACTORS Joseph Mills Lic. #CBC058789William Mills Lic. #CBC058788Of ce Phone & Fax 239-472-6711 Custom Home Building|Remodels Design Service Available Sanibel Owned & OperatedCUSTOM HOME BUILDER We do it all from repairing a door to adding a 2nd FloorNew Construction TooP. O. Box 922 Sanibel, FL 33957 Fax (239) 472-8449DeCorte FourCustom Home Builders, Inc. Ph (239) 472-8446 DeCorteFour.com Ron DeCorte #CBC058483IMPACT WINDOWS & DOORS/GLASS Windows PlusPGT Windows & Doors10831 Sunset Plaza Circle, Unit 107 Fort Myers, FL 33908 E-mail: windowsplusllc@earthlink.netLicensed & InsuredSCC131150832Phone: 239-267-5858 Fax: 239-267-7855 SWFL Window and Door SpecialistWindows PlusDESIGNERS G Ibtn Pfr Ibtn Pfr Mnff S Mnff SRnnf Cbnf Dnrf P Dbt Pfn CGnn Dn GSince 2001, A Southwest Florida Paver Contractor www.gigicompanies.com 239-541-7282Schedule free estimates or visit our new show roomLic.# S3-12238TRAVEL AGENCY Leigh Klein OwnerSanibel, FL 239.472.3171AllWaysTravel@LeighKlein.comCruises, Vacation Packages Leisure & Corporate TravelCONSTRUCTION & REMODELING OFFICE : ( 239 ) 579-0028www.tradewindshomes.comCGC 1510520NEW CONSTRUCTION REMODELING KITCHENS AND BATH DESIGN AND REMODELING CENTER DESIGN AND REMODELING CENTER 1633 1633 Periwinkle Periwinkle , Suite Suite H H


HELP WANTED HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED BOATS CANOES KAYAKS AUTO FOR SALE MISC FOR SALE COMMERCIAL SPACE RENTAL WANTED TIMESHARE REAL ESTATEISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 201244B NS 10/28 BM TFN PROFESSIONAL CLEANING SERVICESResidential Commercial Interior Windows Carpet Cleaning Jennifer Watson 239-810-6293SR 11/13 N TFN Bob AdamsResidential Renewal ServicesHandyman(Carpentry, maintenance toilets, faucets, ceiling fans, sliding doors, etc.)768-0569 or Cell 464-6460RS 11/14 M TFN Licensed & Insured 25+ years experienceCOMPANION SERVICE Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service, LLC Medical appointments, general transportation, shopping, light meal preparations, and light cleaning. Our services are customized to meet our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or for an emergency call 239-472-0556.SR 10/3 B TFN HELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047SR 11/13 B TFN DORADO PROPERTY MANAGEMENTHOME WATCH/CARE Full Range of Services Excellent Organizational Skills Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa 239-472-8875RS 10/1 BM TFN MUSIC INSTRUCTIONSIn piano, saxophone, ute. On Sanibel/Captiva or South Fort Myers. Quali ed, experienced teacher. Call 239-989-7799RR 10/8 CC TFN HOUSE CARE While you are away by retired architect, Sanibel resident. Call 395-1649.RS 11/12 NC TFN DOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800SR 1/30 B TFN 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 231 or volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 10/28 NC TFN OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE700 square feet. Good Periwinkle location. Call Joe 516-972-2883. RS 1/6 PC 2/24 FRONT OFFICE AGENT3-11 p.m. shift Full Time. West Wind Inn, Sanibel is seeking a Front Desk Agent. Previous hotel Front Desk experience preferred. Send resumes to: wwinn@westwind.comRS 1/27 CC 2/17 CONDO TRADEAre you looking for a larger condo but haven't sold or listed yours? Owners of Luxury Sanibel Condo may entertain a trade. Contact G.G. Robideau, Broker Associate, John R Wood Island Real Estate, 239-940-7878 or GG@GGandLori.com RR 2/3 BM 2/24 MAINEKennebunk. 3 family. 2 units rented w/ long-term tenants. Owners unit has 4 BR, 2.5 baths, formal DR & LR, great room w/ FP. Jacuzzi tub in MBR. Of ce or possible 5th BR. 6 car garage. Walk to town. Town services. Main house built it early 1700s. Only minutes to the beach! $560,000. Call Ron, 207-286-6128.NR 2/3 CC 2/24 VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000 RS 2/10 NC 3/2 PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT CAPTIVA CRUISESis seeking motivated and energetic Part time staff for two types of positionsCREW-DECKHAND and RESERVATIONBOOKING AGENT. Must be able to work weekdays, weekends and nights. Pre-employment drug testing and enrollment in DOT mandated Random drug testing program will be required. Must be physically t, able to swim, climb ladders and lift moderate weights up to 40 lbs. Direct inquiries, questions and resumes to chrismoore@captivacruises.comNR 2/10 BM 2/17 TENNIS LESSONS Tennis Lessons. Racquet stringing & regripping; Pick Up & Delivery (24 Hour Service). USPTA certi ed. Tony Fittipaldi 239-896-6385. RS 2/10 PC 2/24 97 SeaRay 17.5Bowrider w/trlr A-1 Cond. Low Hrs. I/O, Many extras, $7K 239-395-6758NR 2/10 CC 2/24 HOSPITAL BED$2,400 new. Like new Double bed. Call 560-1314. Ask for George.NS 2/10 NC 3/2 TIMESHARE FOR SALESanibel Beach Club II, 2 bd, 2 ba, lower unit, week 7 $26,000 651-226-1708 mary.kass@hotmail.comRR 2/10 CC 2/17 FOR SALE BY OWNER 2008 MOBILE HOMEAT PERIWINKLE PARK 1 Bed room new queen bed. LR with sofa bed, kitchen, refrigerator ice maker, dinning area, Bosch washer dryer, dishwasher. Trane A/C with Pro 4000 programmable thermostat. Full tile oors. Full vinyl deck. Pavers. Oodles of space. Hurricane sun & window protection lm. Home in ex. cond. Much more, too numerous to mention. Priced at $75,000. Ground rental $541.66/mo. Key at of ce. Dorisdavenport@hotmail.comRR 2/10 CC TFN RETAIL ASSOCIATE PTRetail Associate to work part-time at Tarpon Bay Explorers gift shop in The J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Must enjoy customer service and have basic computer skills. Shifts are Sun-Tues 10am-6pm. Please stop in at 900 Tarpon Bay Rd to fill out an application or email resume to Wendy at EcoErler@aol.com. Position open immediately. Seasonal or annual. NR 2/17 CC 2/17 PROJECT MANAGER/SOUTH FLORIDA/FL KEYS AREAGeneral, Civil, Marine Contractor seeking seasoned Project Manager for the South Florida / FL Keys Construction Division. Must have a minimum of 15 years project management experience along with the following: Federal & State contracting experience (required) Facilities Construction Marine Construction DOT roadway/highway Site Utilities Computer Skills in Microsoft Word / Excel /Project and Project Management software Bachelors degree in area of specialty (preferred) Ability to manage multiple projects Excellent communication skills verbal and written Flexibility to work weekends if required Ability to travel Valid Florida drivers license Must be U.S. Citizen or National Able to PASS Federal Background Check Drug Free Work Place Equal Opportunity Employer Please send all resumes with cover letter to: PO Box 463688 SR 200, Suite 1 #427 Yulee, FL 32097 NR 2/17 CC 2/17CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE1974 Norton Commando 850, 10,250 original miles, one owner, (mint) running and registered, Sanibel owner, $11,500. Call Doug at 239-898-9776.NR 2/17 CC 2/17 RENTAL WANTEDIsland resident looking for 3br or large 2br to lease. Home on market? I will accommodate showings. Home watch etc or other options possible. 322-8642NR 2/17 CC 2/17 FOR SALEStanley sleeper sofa and love seat, light green, like new. Call 239-395-9449.NR 2/17 CC 2/17 UNIQUE PIANO FOR SALE1935 Steinway black ebony upright. Made in Germany, #280608, Model V. One family owned. All parts original including curved seat. Asking $6,000 OBO. Call 239-466-6135.NR 2/17 CC 2/24 OFFICE EQUIPMENT2 cherry wood laminate of ce desks, chairs including le cabinet & work station w keyboard tray. 7 Yrs. Old, barely used. Call to see. 239-633-3085NR 2/17 CC 2/17 LONG CANAL VIEWS2BD/1BA Tennis Place Condo. Just steps to the Bay and seconds to the Gulf. Dockage, Tennis, Pool and more. Small and quiet complex with low fees. Owners asking $245,000. Phone 239-395-2919 for appt. Open house every Tuesday 10-noon. RS 2/17 CC 2/17


REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE VACATION RENTAL LOST AND FOUND ANNUAL RENTAL PROPERTIES AVAILABLEFor a complete list visit our Website www.remax-oftheislands.com Call Dustyn Corace, RE/MAX of the Islands 239-472-2311RS 10/9 B TFN SCAN CODE FOR A FREE LIST OF ALL ISLAND PROPERTIESFOR SALEVISITwww.FreeSanibelList.comPfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL239-472-0004RS 6/17 BM TFN Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277S 10/9 B TFN ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 201245B WALK TO BEACHAdorable 2 bedroom 1 bath 1/2 of duplex East End of Sanibel Great Monthly rates! Call Bob 410-913-2234RR 9/16 CC TFN NEAR BEACH PRIVATE HOME 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH3 bedroom, 2 bath Home with heated pool, in quiet Sanibel neighborhood. Seasonal and monthly rentals. 239-472-0692 or www.4sanibel.com. RS 10/14 CC TFN Isabella RasiIbt Rt En Cbnt Isabella Rasi (239) 246-4716EftIsabellaRasi@aol.com RS 12/30 NC 1/20McGREGOR WOODS GREAT FAMILY HOME IN McGREGOR WOODS! 3/3/2...make an offer!SANIBEL EAST END Elegant, Sanibel East End Canal Front Home with Boat Dock. Like New! ASKING $1,795,000MATLACHA WATERFRONT Unique artists home in midst of art galleries, restaurants & shing community. $550,000EAST END RETAIL CENTER Newly renovated retail center with high visability on Periwinkle toward Lighthouse beach. Great business opportunity. $1,399,000LOST FISHING/TACKLE BAGA Camo Fishing/Tackle Bag with shing lures, line, tackle, etc. in it. It was lost the evening of January 21 at Calm Bayou Pass. Please if you have seen it or picked it up call me at 239-267-6130 or 239-229-6659. You would make a boys day if you found it. Thanks so much.NR 1/27 NC 2/17 LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RR 1/27 CC 2/17 DAVIS COURT 2 bed/2 bath top oor condo for rent. Minutes to Sanibel, $795/month plus utilities. Available April 1. First and security required. Call Chris at 851-3506. NS 2/10 NC 3/2 OPEN HOUSETROPICANA CO-OP 55-plus resident-owned park Sunday, Feb. 19, 1-3 p.m. 16711 McGregor Blvd. (Corner McGregor & John Morris Rd.) 239-243-0822 Door Prizes www.tropicanacoop.comNR 2/17 CC 2/17 SOBCZAK KNOWS SANIBEL!As a VIP Realtor, Charles Sobczak has closed more than 700 properties on Sanibel & Captiva in 68 subdivisions and 36 condominium developments. As the author of Living Sanibel A Nature Guide to Sanibel & Captiva Islands Charles Sobczak knows the history of the Island and the Sanibel Plan as well as the names of all of your fellow islanders, from gopher tortoises to sabal palms. With more than 27 years of Island experience, call Charles Sobczak for all your real estate needs!(239) 850-0710 or e-mail him at livingsanibel@ earthlink.netTHIS WEEKS FEATURED LISTING! This oversized corner lot is within a short stroll to a private beach access. The homesite has sewer, water and plenty of room for a lovely home and a pool. Reduced to $269,555 and a fantastic value. Located in the Tradewinds subdivision. RR 2/17 CC 2/17 FREEREAL ESTATESeminar Thinking of buying on Sanibel or Captiva?Learn about the market, neighborhoods, condos, regulations, zoning, costs, rentals, contingencies, inspections, disclosures, contracts, clauses, etc.No Obligation No Sales Pitch Just Information Monday 4 PM Bank of the Islands1699 Periwinkle Way, SanibelRobyn & Robb MoranREALTORS(239) 443-0110 to con rm John Gee & Company NR 2/17 BM 3/9LOT FOR RVUp to 35 ft. in ve star resort near Bunche Beach at Palmetto Palms. 55 and over. No pets. $600 per month or $3,000 for 6 months Tel. 239-489-2360RR 2/17 CC 2/27 SANIBEL CONDO FOR SALEMOTIVATED SELLER! 1 bed, 1 bath garden condo only $145,900. Close to beaches, marina, lighthouse, restaurants and shopping. Contact Terri McHenry Shr odi, Selling Floridas 1st Choice Realty. 239-395-1742, cell 239-247-3972.RS 2/17 CC 2/17 SANIBEL APT FOR RENT1 br duplex wash/dry; mod. kitch. on quiet str. Walk to shops, bank, restaurants. $1,050/mo. 239-395-8774RR 2/17 CC 2/17 MASTIQUE HIGH RISELocated two miles from the causeway. Three b/r, two bath over 2,000 sq. ft. plus large lanai. This 10th oor unit overlooks a 25 acre natural lake and has expansive views of the Gulf and Sanibel. The gated community offers a large clubhouse with state of the art tness room, pool/card room, media room and kitchen, walk-in heated pool, large spa,tennis courts and lakeside walking path. There is a shing dock and boats for the use of residents. Assigned parking for two cars and a large storage room. Annual rental of $1,800 includes cable and internet. Unfurnished. Contact owner at 267-1148 or 516-967-3789.RR 2/17 CC 2/17 EAST END2 BR-2 BA. Heated Pool-Canal Dock. One Story-Unfurnished. 395-1786NR 2/17 CC 3/9 See Next Page ForGARAGE MOVING YARD SALES


NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva Islands CALLING CARD 239-395-1213Emergency................................................911 Sanibel Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3111 Lee County Sheriffs Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .477-1200 On Call Captiva Deputy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .477-1000 Fire Department Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-5525 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-9494 Florida Marine Patrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332-6966 Florida Highway Patrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278-7100 Poison Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-800-282-3171 Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-1080 City of Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4135 Administrative Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3700 Building Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4555 Community Housing and Resources . . . . . . . . . . .472-1189 Planning Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4136 Library Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2483 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2133 Post Office Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-1573 Sanibel (toll free) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-275-8777 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-1674 Sanibel Community Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2155 Senior Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-5743ARTSArcade Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332-4488 Art League Of Fort Myers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .275-3970 BIG ARTS (Barrier Island Group for the Arts) . . . . . . . .395-0900 Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278-4422 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers. . . . . . . . . . . . 472-0168 Gulf Coast Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6197 Lee County Alliance for the Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . .939-2787 Naples Philharmonic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .597-1111 The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater . . . . . . . . . . .472-6862 Sanibel Music Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336-7999 Sanibel-Captiva Art League . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4258 S.W. Florida Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418-0996CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONSABWA (American Business Womens Assoc.) . . . . . . . .472-2929 American Legion Post 123 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-9979 Angel Flight SE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-877-4AN-ANGELAudubon Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3156 Sanibel Bike Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . sanibelbicycleclub.org Community Foundation of Sanibel-Captiva . . . . . . . . .274-5900 CROW (Clinic For The Rehabilitation of Wildlife) . . . . . . .472-3644 FISH of Sanibel (Friends in Service Here) . . . . . . . . . .472-0404 Sanibel Island Fishing Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-7257 Horticultural Society of the Islands . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6940 Horticulture and Tea Society of Sanibel and Captiva . . . . .472-8334 Kiwanis Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2121 League of Women Voters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6689 Lions Club (Tom Rothman) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-3248 Master Gardeners of the Islands . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6940 Newcomers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-9332 Notre Dame Club of Southwest Florida . . . . . . . . . . .768-0417 Optimist Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-0836PAWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4823 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 www.sanibelsoccer.org The Military Officers Assc. of America (MOAA, Alex MacKenzie). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-9232 United Way of Lee County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .433-2000 United Way 211 Helpline . . .(24 hour information line) 211 or 433-3900 Zonta Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .671-6381ISLAND ATTRACTIONSBailey-Matthews Shell Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-2233 J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge . . . . . . . . .472-1100 Sanibel Historical Museum & Village . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4648 SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) . . . . . . 472-2329ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 17, 201246B Pets Of The Week Hi, my name is Sammy and I am a nine-year-old white and tan male Shih Tzu. I have been with a foster family while waiting for my fur-ever home. I like other dogs and cats and I love, love to snuggle in my bed and curl up in my blanket. I hope to meet you soon. I can be seen by appointment only so please call 533-9201 or 533-9233 to make an appointment today. Love is waiting. Adoption fee: free for pets six years and older during Februarys My Furry Valentine promotion. My name is Princess and I am a domestic medium hair female tortie age two. I was found hanging out at Wal-Mart but Id rather hang out with you. Im an affectionate, playful girl with green eyes and a beautiful tortoiseshell coat. Would you like to be my Valentine? Adoption fee: $25 (regularly $50) during this months promotion, Cats and kittens can be adopted at a two-fot-one price. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www. LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/ neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. Adoption package is valued at $500. Princess ID #525743 Sammy ID #526209 photos by squaredogphoto.com GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION HUGE GARAGE SALE Friday, Saturday & Sunday, February 17, 18 & 19. 8 a.m. 4 p.m. 923 Deep Lagoon Lane, Town & River, Fort Myers. Retail gift shop merchandise, holiday and party ware, cards, Christmas ornaments, of ce supplies (ink cartridges and toner), tools, shing poles, furniture, household, adult and childrens clothing, queen size mattress with box spring and headboard books, toys. Tons of miscellaneous. NS 2/10 NC 2/17 SETTLING ESTATE SALEAll manor of antiques, household linens, china, etc. Excellent opportunity for dealers, collectors, and individuals. Priced to sell. FRIDAY, 24 FEB and SAT, 25 FEB 9AM 4PM only. NR 2/17 CC 2/24 MOVING SALESat 2/18 only 7a-4p. 1019 Lindgren Blvd., Sanibel. Books, CDs, Lawn Mower, Chain Saw, Trimmer, Blower, Kayak, Tools, Fishing & hunting equipment, cast nets, some furniture, household items, small Refrig, small freezer. NR 2/17 CC 2/17 NEIGHBORHOOD SALECoconut Creek Annual Neighborhood Sale 2/18/12 from 8 am to 4 pm. Coconut Creek is off McGregor just west of Kelly Road, Fort Myers. NR 2/17 CC 2/17 COMMUNITY YARD SALESaturday, February 25th 7:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Vendor spots only $5 FREE admission Estero Recreation Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd, Estero. 239-498-0415RR 1/20 NC 2/24 GARAGE SALESaturday 2/18 from 8-1 5280 Umbrella Pool Rd. (Sanibel Bayous off SanCap Rd.) GREAT STUFF NO JUNK! Furniture, large rugs, womens clothing size small, books, Music CDs, Movie DVDs, tap shoes, jingly hip scarves, and more.NR 2/17 CC 2/17 GARAGE SALESaturday Feb 25, 9 a.m. to 1 pm, 1170 Sand Castle Rd, Sanibel NS 2/17 PC 2/17 MULTI-FAMILY SALEFebruary 18th 8:00 2:00 1813 Long Point Ln, Sanibel. Furniture, microwave, books, CDs, DVDs, household items, much more.NR 2/17 CC 2/17 GARAGE SALESat. 18th, 9am to 1pm, Good household items, bike, wagon, large oak sideboard, boys toys, video games. 756 Donax St., SanibelNS 2/17 CC 2/17