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: 02-24-2012
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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/MARCH SUNRISE/SUNSET: 6:58 6:26 6:57 6:27 6:56 6:27 6:55 6:28 6:54 6:28 6:53 6:29 6:52 6:29 VOL. 19, NO. 35 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA FEBRUARY 24, 2012 24 25 26 27 28 29 1 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands A ASECTIONAn Island Tradition For 26 Years, Sanibel Music Festival ReturnsOn Saturday, March 3, The Sanibel Music Festival will begin its 26th consecutive season of bringing outstanding repertoire and artists to the island. This years festival will feature two new offerings, Cavani String Quartet and Claremont Trio. In addition, five returning favorites are Jerusalem String Quartet, Weilerstein Trio, pianist Di Wu, American Chamber Players and Opera Theater of Connecticut. All concerts will be performed at 8 p.m. throughout the month of March on Tuesdays and Saturdays in the intimate setting of the Sanibel Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. For ticket information and a detailed brochure, contact the festivals hotline at 3447025 or visit www.sanibelmusicfestival.org. Tickets may be ordered online. Saturday March 3 Opening the season will be the Cavani String Quartet. The allfemale quartet, winner of the prestigious Naumberg Chamber Music Award, has been described by the Washington Post as completely engrossing, powerful and elegant. Appearances include Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York, the Corcoran Gallery of Art and Kennedy Center in Washington DC, major TV and public radio stations, and a series of childrens concerts for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. ltzhak Perlman wrote, I have seen them in action and was very continued on page 36 Cavani String QuartetKiwanis Spaghetti Dinner Is This SaturdayThere are many reasons islanders look forward to the annual Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner, which will be held this Saturday, February 25 at The Community House. For many, the main attraction is the idea of treating the entire family to an Italian feast without setting foot in the kitchen. Kiwanians serve up spaghetti and meatballs with their famous homemade sauce, plus salad, garlic bread, wine and soda. Its all you can eat and tickets are $9 per person at the door or $8 when purchased in advance. Children 12 and under eat free. For those who arent food-focused, its the anticipation of seeing what treasures await in the back room after dinner. What will this years lineup of raffle prizes and auction items include? Each year they range from the quirky to the truly continued on page 5 Kiwanian Tim ONeil prepares a tray at last years spaghetti dinnerLast Call For Shellabration Couture Fashion Show LuncheonAs part of Shellabration! 2012, The Community House is hosting the Shell Couture Fashion Show featuring garments embellished with shells. The fashion show and luncheon is on Monday, February 27 beginning at 11 a.m. at The Sanctuary Golf Club, Sanibel. There is a silent auction of shell art from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. followed by lunch and the shell couture competition.continued on page 11 Island Jazz Concerts ContinueBIG ARTS invites all to enjoy the music and the newlyrefurbished Boler Garden by attending an Island Jazz concert. Island Jazz concerts begin at 3 p.m. on the following Sundays: February 26, March 4, 18 and April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. Island Jazz features Harry Reiner on trumpet, Tom Cooley on drums, Louis Pradt on clarinet and flute, Babe VanDeVelde on tenor sax and Sally-Jane Heit on vocals. Together with guest musicians, Island Jazz plays all styles of music from jazz standards and Dixieland to bop, pop and more. Island Jazz concerts are free and continued on page 32 Island Jazz in concert at BIG ARTS Boler Garden Captiva ABC Sale & Auction March 3rdon page 2


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 20122 ABC Sale & Auction Returns Next WeekendGreetings From Captiva, reminiscent of nostalgic vacation destination postcards, is the whimsical theme for the 46th Annual ABC Sale & Auction to be held on Saturday, March 3 at The Sanctuary Golf Club. The event includes a cocktail hour, full course dinner, musical entertainment and a whole lot of fun-raising to support community programs of the CCA Foundation and Captiva Civic Association. The name ABC Sale, a rather archaic but endearing term for fundraising on Captiva, originally described an Attic, Basement and Closet Rummage Sale. ABC event chairman Jack Cunningham reports ABC auction items include a $2,500 gift certificate with dinner, flowers and chocolates from Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery, a 12-foot Peak-aboo ocean kayak, a Robert Rauschenberg limited edition signed lithograph, Ride With The Reverend Harley-Davidson Island Tour, SCCF Outback Safari Jeep Tour, Useppa Island Yacht & Luncheon Cruise, Captiva artist custom designed Barrington Benches (four available), a guided fishing or shelling trip, a $2,000 gift certificate to Congress Jewelers, an in-home catered party, South Seas Island Resort Social Membership, a sailing trip aboard the New Moon, YOLO Water Sports activities, The Sanctuary Golf Club round with lunch, Jensens full-day powerboat rental, a day at the Kay Casperson Spa gift certificate and the traditional Merchant & Restaurant Extravaganza Package. This years ABC Auction Art Project is four, one-of-a-kind designer Barrington Benches created by Captiva artists, Susan Scott, Sue Sherlock, Laura Meyer and Lauri Kaihlanen. Reservations for the 46th Annual ABC Sale & Auction are still available at $90 per person (includes an open bar, dinner and music) and may be made by calling the CCA office at 472-2111. This year, the ABC Art Project for the auction is Barrington Benches. Four artists Susan Scott, Sue Sherlock, Laura Meyer and Lauri Kaihlanen are putting the finishing touches on these unique auction items. Here, Scott is pictured with her bench Karen Bell, John Bates and Sherrill Sims display the 12-foot Peek-a-boo ocean kayak, which lets you see through a large viewing port into the water beneath Anne, Anne, Happy 11th Anniversary Happy 11th Anniversary February 29, 2012 February 29, 2012 44 Years of Shellabration! 44 Years of Shellabration! I Love You, I Love You, David David Heart of the Island ShopsMonday Saturday 10 5 1628 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel FL 239-472-2893 Find us on Come be a part of history at our ribbon cutting on February 29th from 5:30 7:00 p.m. Grand Opening sales daily from February 25th to March 3rdCheck our website for details! www.threecraftyladies.comFeaturing Tropical Fabrics Quilting Scrapbooking Knitting Art Supplies Beads Cross Stitch Buttons Shell Crafting Gifts Sewing Machine Rentals Fe Fe Fe Fe F Fe Fe F F F e e e F F at at at at at t t a t t a a u u u u u u u u u u u h h h h h h h h h h h h h B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B t ut t ut ut ut ut ut ut t ut ut ut t t t ut t ut u ut ut to t to to to to to to o o to t to to o o to to to o n ns ns ns ns ns s s ns s s n n s s s n n n s s GRAND GRAND OPENING! 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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 24, 2012


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 20124 Historical Village Has Lots To ShellabrateFrom the weathered whelks in front of Miss Charlottas Tea Room to the still-brown horse conch acting as a centerpiece on the porch of the Morning Glories home, seashells abound at the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village, just as they did in the days of Sanibels first, small shell show when residents gathered to show off their bounty. The small collection of Charles Edison, Thomas Edisons son, has been added to the other seashell collections and displays during Shellabration! the 75th anniversary of Sanibels now famous Shell Fair & Show. The shell show started at what is now the Island Inn but was then The Matthews, owned and operated by Hallie Granny Matthews, grandmother to Francis, John and Sam Bailey. The Sanibel Historical Village houses some prize winners from earlier shell shows. In Morning Glories, the popular Sears kit home is the 1965 first place winner depicting lilacs in a nautilus shell. In the dining room is another winner from the 1960s, a huge scene with flowers cascading from a basket. An unusual coral bouquet sits on a table by the front door, the first place winner in 1967. A small orange shell mirror hangs in the bathroom, and some of the built-in cabinets upgrades for the Sears house are filled with a variety of shells. Another shell show winner hangs in the Rutland House bedroom a bridal bouquet that took first place in 1964. In the hallway is Edisons collection as well as a more sophisticated, larger collection labeled with the shells Latin names. In the parlor is an unusual three-drawer elaborate display of shells with a decorative pattern of shells on the inside of the hinged lid, as well as a pine needle tray with shells under glass. The Calusa Room in Rutland displays the practical use to which shells were put in the days of Sanibels original residents. On what used to be the homes porch but now serves as a room for the museums docents is a display cabinet with five shelves filled with huge horse conchs, helmets, a perfect large junonia and other assorted shells. In the Burnap Cottage, which was built on Woodring Point and is the oldest building in the historical village, shell collections are everywhere. To the left of the door Hallie Granny Matthews cottage still stands on the property of the Island Inn, originally The Matthews, where the first shell show took place This first-place winner in 1963 hangs in the dining room of the Sears kit home, Morning Glories Hallie Granny Matthews with Matt Clapp, cousin to Francis, John and Sam Bailey


5 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 2012is a varied old collection featuring lions paws still paired and a rare baby junonia. Two small collections are in one of the display cases, and in the lighthouse room is Clarence Rutlands collection, as well as the collection of Robert England, Sanibels last lighthouse keeper. The villages Old Bailey Store contains a cabinet much like a printers cabinet filled to the brim with assorted shells four large trays of them. In addition, three trays sit by the back window soaking up the sun just as they did when they were on the beach. The gift shop in the Old Bailey Store also contains many shell-themed items: detailed miniature sailors valentines in a variety of shapes and sizes, blank kits to make your own valentine and simpler kits for children. There are shell wreaths by Sanibel resident Barbara Walling, who won several ribbons at last years Shell Fair & Show with her Sanibel-only shell creations. In addition, there are shell-themed pine needle baskets that actually incorporate seashells made by Gisela Darnandl, who is currently teaching a class at BIG ARTS. For children, there are beach-themed coloring books and even a coloring book of shell designs that is appropriate for both children and adults. The Sanibel Historical Museum & Village is located at 950 Dunlop Road, next to BIG ARTS just past Sanibel City Hall. It is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, closed on holidays. Call 472-4648 for more information. Adult admission is $5; people under age 18 are free. Learn more at www.sanibelmuseum.org. This unusual coral bouquet took first place in 1967 Sailors Valentine WorkshopMany people who visit the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum marvel at the Sailors Valentine exhibit. Now, the museum is providing the chance for crafters to learn how to create their own exquisite pieces of art. Shell crafter Connie Miller will teach and supervise a Sailors Valentine workshop which includes making flowers, butterflies and shell patterns during a three-day class at the museum on March 6, 8 and 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The class fee is $300 (materials are not included) and additional items are available for purchase. Full kits (box and shells) are $134, and the box only is $74. The shell kits must be requested in February to be ordered in time for the class. To register for the class, visit the Events page at www.shellmuseum.org. For more information, contact Shell Museum public programs specialist Diane Thomas at dothomas@shellmuseum.org or 395-2233. This Sailors Valentine is on display at the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com From page 1Spaghetti Dinnervaluable, and it is always fun to compete for those items that whisper your name. Items include jewelry, artwork, electronics, computers, furniture, home appliances, bikes, sports equipment, toys, and gift certificates for local resorts, condos, restaurants and services. For everyone, its the opportunity to socialize with friends and neighbors at a fun and festive community event, knowing that the proceeds go to a good cause. All funds raised at the spaghetti dinner are used by the Kiwanis Charitable Foundation for scholarships, local community youth groups, and other worthy local non-profit activities. Dinner will be served from 4 to 8 p.m., with music, dancing, raffle and auction continuing until 10 p.m. Advance tickets can be purchased from any Kiwanis member and also at Bank of the Islands, Baileys General Store, Big Red Q Printing and Periwinkle Park. The generous sponsors who underwrite the event are: Bank of the Islands, Sanibel-Captiva Trust Company, Baileys General Store, Sanibel Air Conditioning, Sanctuary Island Electric and Island Photography. Many other island businesses show their support by contributing prizes for the raffle and auction. Meatballs for the dinner are provided by Tween Waters Inn. Kiwanis President Pete Bender said, Our local Kiwanis Club has been doing this event for over 30 years, and it is always a great experience. This year should be no exception, so come on out and be prepared to have fun.


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 20126 Sanibels Economic Indicators Highlight Inequity On Tourism Councilby Anne MitchellSanibel City Manager Judie Zimomra recently put some actual numbers to economic factors that shape island commerce and the lifestyles and spending of its inhabitants and visitors. In a presentation to the Sanibel Planning Commission on February 14, Zimomra gave what she titled City of Sanibel Economic Indicators. They ranged from U.S. Census numbers that show that the population rose from 1,117 in 1970 to 6,469 in 2010, to causeway vehicle counts and home values and sales. A notable statistic was that Sanibel is the single largest contributor to the Lee County tourist tax collection, with $3.75 million generated in fiscal 2011 (representing 15.5 percent of the total). Coming in second and third were Fort Myers Beach and Lee County with 14.8 percent each. The tourist tax is a 5 percent levy collected on accommodations used for six months or less. Interestingly, the City of Sanibel has one seat that is rotated every four years with Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach and Bonita Springs, giving Sanibel a place at the table once every 12 years, while Cape Coral, which generates just 4.5 percent of the pot, has a permanent seat. Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane is the islands representative to the Tourist Development Council (TDC), which is charged with allocating millions in bed taxes for beach and other improvements to enhance tourism. Sanibel hotelier Ren Affourtit of West Wind Inn also has a seat. He is one of three members representing accommodations that collect the bed tax. A draft amendment is under consideration to add two seats to the nine-member board and guarantee one of them to the municipality that brings in the most bed tax dollars. Behind the proposed amendment is state Senator Garrett Richter of Naples. Zimomra noted that the top feeder markets to Lee County are the United States and Florida. International travelers come from Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Switzerland, France, Belgium and the Netherlands in order of size.continued on page 7 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 Shirley Jewell Audrey Krienen Patricia Molloy Cindy Malszycki Marge Meek Capt. Matt Mitchell Bruce Neill, PhD Matt Oakley Ed ONeil Laura Zocki Puerto Gerri Reaves Ph.D. Di Saggau 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 Lysiak Business tax receipts for Sanibel have been steady for a decade. The 2012 data is incomplete


7 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 2012 San-Cap Chamber Celebrates 50th Anniversary The crowd listens to Francis Bailey speak during Mondays Chamber After Hours Barb Harrington, Chamber of Commerce board chair Ric Base, Chamber president photos by Jeff Lysiak Tammie Andersen and Francis Bailey share a laugh From page 6Economic IndicatorsThe majority of people come here for warm weather, she said, as well as a peaceful, relaxing atmosphere, the beaches, safety and the environment. The census data shows that Sanibels over-65 population of 50 percent is almost double that of Lee County and triple the state number. Just 4.8 percent of islanders live below the poverty level, compared to 12 percent countywide and almost 14 percent statewide. Children under five represent 1.3 percent of the island population, about a quarter of the county and state numbers. Sanibels median household income in 2010 was $88,000, compared to $50,000 and $48,000 for county. Sanibel did not fare so poorly as Cape Coral, Naples and Bonita Springs in terms of property values. Remodeling, however, has been lively since 2009, Zimomra stated. Island business license numbers have stayed pretty consistent, she said.Planning Commissioner Chuck Ketteman noted the $1 billion drop in property values from 2007 to 2011 a 20 percent decline in Sanibels tax base. You have really had to drive down costs here, he said, referring to the city having to operate with less income.We have continued to protect reserves, Zimomra replied, adding, Last year we invested just over $1 million in shared use paths. You can get a lot more work done for the dollar. This year we have $1.8 million budgeted for shared use paths.Zimomra will make the same presentation to the city council at its March 6 meeting. precious and few...Captiva Island, Florida (across from The Bubble Room Restaurant) (239) 472-8442Open Daily 11:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Including SundaysTHE FUTURE HAS AN ANCIENT HEARTAntique Diamond and Estate Jewelry American PaintingsTIFFANY ~ GALLE ~ ROOKWOOD ~ PERIOD BRONZES ~ STERLING SILVER ~ ART NOUVEAU ~ ART DECOALBERT MEADOW ANTIQUES Lisa and Chris Heidrick with Lee County Commissioner Ray Judah


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 20128 Let The People Hear Their Government In Actionby Barbara Joy Cooley, president, Committee of the IslandsHere are two complaints about our City Council meetings that come up from time to time: 1) Daytime meetings dont give people who work a chance to attend without incurring some hardship; yet the few evening meetings that have been held have not been well-attended. 2) Regardless of when the meetings are held, citizens who do attend to hear discussion about a specific agenda item often have very long waits before the item comes up. Is there some way to address both concerns? We believe there is. And at a recent council meeting, I brought it up during the public comment period: Why not have the City broadcast the audio of the council meeting on its website, where members of the public could access it at any time? It could be done with livestreaming software, which is now amazingly affordable. The Board of Directors of the Committee of the Islands subsequently voted to endorse this suggestion. We think it would be most practical to keep the council meetings at the currently scheduled times, but make it easier for people who work (and other busy folks) to listen in on the council meeting via the internet. Then when the issue that concerns them is about to be heard, they can take a pause from their work to attend that part of the meeting. Or they can just listen to the meetings because they want to be better informed as Sanibel citizens. Audio Already Available To City Workers The City already makes an audio feed of the meetings available to its own workers, in order to enable them to use their time efficiently. The same audio feed can be made available to all working people (and others who may not be able to attend the meetings for a variety of reasons) through the use of livestreaming software we referred to above. After the Committee of the Islands sent a letter to council about the audio livestreaming idea, Council Member Doug Congress brought it up at the councils February meeting. In fact, in the past Council Member Jim Jennings has suggested video broadcasting of the council meetings. But video is costlier and more difficult; plus, people have a natural reluctance about appearing on the small screen. The initial response by other Council Members to Doug Congresss suggestion seemed to be favorable. In the interest of transparency of government, participatory democracy, and public information, we think the City should make the council meetings live audio available on the internet. We urge the City to take the steps necessary to make that happen. The Committee of the Islands welcomes your input on this subject. Email your comments to coti@coti.org. You can find commentaries on other island issues on our web site at coti.org, and you can visit Committee of the Islands on Facebook. A Sanctuary of Art in The Village Shops2340 Periwinkle Way #B3 Sanibel, FL 33957239-472-3386Monday Saturday 10:30 To 5:00 www.watsonmacraegallery.com fine art artisan jewelry glass hand-crafted ceramics home accents Voted Best of the Islands 2011 Please Stop By!Charcoal Drawing: Jill Brougher Oil on Paper: Sherry Rohl SERAT Conducts Training ExercisesMembers of the Sanibel Emergency Response Assistant Team (SERAT), a unit of the Sanibel Captiva Sail & Power Squadron, took part in two training drills last week. Included was a VHF radio communications review and practice and an exercise in the use and care of night vision binoculars. Members of Sanibel Fire & Rescue District also participated in the use of night vision binoculars exercise. VHR Radio Communications Exercise SERAT members Chap Vail, Bill Keeney and Susie Kentner set up a Control Center on the Sanibel Causeway. SERAT captains and crew members responded to SERAT Control from their docks to determine the effectiveness and range of VHF radios, fixed and handheld. They also practiced relaying messages between vessels. One of the goals of the drill was to recognize the effective range of each radio. Jim Strothers, SERAT operations command, directed SERAT captains to vessels in distress so they could practice proper communications procedure with SERAT Control. Night Vision Binocular TrainingSERAT members and members of Sanibel Fire & Rescue District practiced the use and care of night vision binoculars to enhance on the water searches at night. continued on page 19 March Luncheon For Republican Women FederatedThe next luncheon meeting of the Lee Republican Women Federated will be held on Monday, March 12. Social hour begins at 11:15 a.m., with lunch and the program to follow. The meeting will take place at Hilton Garden Inn-Fort Myers, located at 12601 University Drive. The guest speaker will be Trey Radel, candidate for Floridas 14th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Cost to attend the meeting is $16 all inclusive. To make reservations, call 432-9389 or send an e-mail to cindylignelli222@ gmail.com. 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


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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 201210 The Sanibel Public Library Foundation, Inc. would like to thank community members who contributed to the success of its inaugural fundraising event, a lunch with critically acclaimed author Sue Miller. A major thank you goes out to all those who attended the luncheon. Your love of reading and of our library is much appreciated. We could not have been successful without the support of the following: Major Sponsor: Uhler & Vertich Financial Planners Host Committee: Jan Egeland Linda and John Kramer Kay and John Morse Linda Robison Martha Siders Patricia M. Thurber Toni and Gib Warren Nanelle Wehmann Martha and John Wolf Community Business Supporters: MacIntosh Books & Paper West Wind Inn Gift Bag Donors: Baileys General Store, Beachview Golf & Tennis Club, Billys Bike Shop, Cape Nails, Cips Place, Coffee Bar at Baileys, Doc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar & Grille, Exotic Orchids, The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club, Finnimores Cycle Shop, Forever Green Ace Hardware, Fort Myers Floral Designs, Judy Hicks Bromeliads by Appointment, Holly Cakes, Il Tesoro, In The Garden RS Walsh Landscaping, Island Cinema, Lighthouse Caf, Love Boat Ice Cream, Norman Love Confections, Emily Luchetti, MacIntosh Books & Paper, Pandoras Box, Steve Reynolds Music, Sand Castle Gifts & Gourmet, Sanibel Day Spa, Sanibel Health Club, Sanibel Naturals, Sanibel Olive Oil Company, SCCF Native Plant Nursery and Charles Sobczak. CARD OF THANKS Luncheon chair Linda Uhler greets the crowd Linda Fasulo, Linda Kramer and Linda Uhler Sue Miller and Jan Egeland Nanelle Wehmann, Betsy Eidem, Betty Anholt and Wendy Lambrix Marian Denk Marian Denk phone: 239.395.9159 phone: 239.395.9159 cell: 630.532.4861 cell: 630.532.4861 Karen Whittemore Karen Whittemore phone: 317.339.3464 phone: 317.339.3464 Naples/Bonita Springs Naples/Bonita Springs Tickets: $100.00 per person Tickets: $100.00 per personBENEFITING THEJohn Kanzius Cancer Research FoundationYOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE, PLEASE JOIN USMARCH 25TH, 2012 3:00 TO 7:00 P.M. TRADERS RESTAURANT1551 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBELLIVE AUCTION & SILENT AUCTION OILS WATERCOLORS SCULPTURE JEWELRY GLASSAND MUCH MORE! For further information, to make a donation, or to purchase tickets For further information, to make a donation, or to purchase tickets please contact please contact Pat Sawin and library board member Millie Ford


11 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 2012 From page 1Shell CoutureThe winner of the competition will go home with two round trip airline tickets on Jet Blue to their choice of U.S. and Caribbean destinations. Shell-themed works of art are still being accepted for the silent auction. Contributing shell artists 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. Tickets can be purchased at The Community House located at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel or by calling 472-2155. Tickets are $35 for the luncheon and show. The event is sponsored by the Island Sun. Dearest Lila, Happy 3rd birthday sweet girl. We love you lots and lots. Daddy, Mommy and Cole. The Cross Of The MessiahCaptivas Chapel by the Sea will have a series of Lenten studies on the Wednesdays in March at 3 p.m. in the Chapel Yard. The theme of the series is The Cross of the Messiah. Sessions are as follows: March 7 at 3 p.m. Four portraits of the Messiahs Cross March 14 at 3 p.m. The Cross as Gods Ransom March 21 at 3 p.m. The Cross as Gods Substitution March 28 at 3 p.m. The Cross as Gods Role ModelThe chapel will have special services on:April 1 (Palm Sunday) at 11 a.m. April 5 (Maundy Thursday Communion) at 6 p.m. April 6 (Good Friday) Passion Story at noon April 8 (Easter) The Resurrection at 11 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Tom Nyman at 472-1646 or 651-747-7504. Congregational Church Book SaleRookery Bookery will be open to the public on Sundays in February and March from 1 to 3 p.m. at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. The popular Recycled Book Sale is open to anyone looking for a good read at bargain prices. Included in the sale will be gently used books, DVDs, CDs, puzzles, games, jewelry and small gift items. Fiction is arranged alphabetically by author, and non-fiction by subject. The Recycled Book Sale is held in the Rookery Bookery on the churchs ground level, beyond the courtyard garden. Proceeds from the sale will benefit local non-profit agencies offering support for children and families. For additional information, call Sandy Simmons at 472-0497. FISH Annual Meeting FISH (Friends In Service Here) of Sanibel volunteers and guests are gathering for the annual meeting and volunteer recognition lunch on February 28 at The Sanctuary Golf Club. More than 120 volunteers and a number of guests are expected to attend to hear how FISH has met the challenges of growing its client services program and its fundraising efforts. FISH now has a group of over 200 volunteers from Sanibel and Captiva who regularly help FISH provide a wide range of services to neighbors in need. A number of organizations and individuals who have partnered and supported FISH over the past year will be recognized. Musical entertainment will be provided by the BIG ARTS Community Chorus, directed by Steve Cramer, who will give a sneak peek of the upcoming BIG ARTS spring concert on March 22. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy & Pilates


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 201212 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, Sanibel, 472-2684 Dr. Daryl Donovan, Senior Pastor Sunday Worship Hours: 7:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Communion 9 a.m. Contemporary Service with Kids Church 10:45 a.m. Adult and Youth Sunday School classes 11 a.m. Traditional Service with Choir Childcare available 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. Announcing the reopening of Island Grooming, LLCnow under new ownershipStriving to keep Sanibel and Captivas canines and felines well groomed!(239) 472-7297By appointment only695 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel, FL 33957islandgrooming@gmail.com Staff Madi Schuman Owner, Bather Angie Goodhand Owner6 yrs. experience groomingKathy Kelley10 yrs. experience groomingCarrie Toothman, Bather Do you have one of these?These new bumper stickers have green color to emphasize that almost 70% of Sanibel is conservation lands and a whimsical heart to signify our island lifestyle. The peel-off back has information about Sanibel that you may not know.They are available at: Baileys General Store Jerrys Foods MacIntosh Books Sanibel Recreation Center Suncatchers Dream Tuttles Sea Shell Shop IS Island Graphics of Sanibel LLC, 2011 Historical Presentation On CaptivaOn 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. PAUL E. CRAMERPaul Edward Cramer, 61, of Packwaukee, Wisconsin passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2012 in Madison, Wisconsin. As a decorated Vietnam War veteran, Paul was awarded three purple hearts and various other military honors. Paul enjoyed life to the fullest, especially after being diagnosed with stage four melanoma as a 23-year-old U.S. Army sergeant in 1973. He treated each day as a gift. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, painting, quilting, traveling and doing things for others. He loved children and they loved him, many times mistaking him for Santa Claus. Paul coached girls softball on Sanibel and worked with Dick Muench in the concessions for many years. Paul was also in Kiwanis. He loved Walt Disney World, and would take his girls to Disney at the end of each season. Paul was very active at the Sanibel Elementary School (now The Sanibel School) in PTO. He created a large map of the world for former principal Barbara Ward, which is still on display at the school. He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Annie) Register; two brothers, Sanford and Kevin; two sisters, Diane and Sharon; nieces and nephews; extended family; and many friends. Paul requested to be cremated and to have his ashes scattered in Oahu, Hawaii. A celebration of Pauls life will be held in the spring. OBITUARY If you love a good bargain, discover the best kept secret on Sanibel the Cricket Shop. Youll nd deep discounts on brand new womens clothing swimwear, sportswear, dresses, skirts, tops and pants, shoes, hats and jewelry. New items are brought in regularly from Marco Island so check in often. Some sizes are limited. Come on in, have some fun and take home a bundle of high-quality fashions at unbelievable prices. Tell a friend. e Cricket Shop is in Anchor Point Plaza (next to Bank of the Islands, across from Heart of the Island)239-395-0393 Open 5 days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Sunday and ursdayEmail your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


13 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 2012 Rev. Schuman To Speak On Compassion At March 4 Unitarian Universalists ServiceUnitarian Universalists of the Islands will meet on Sunday, March 4 at 5 p.m. in Fellowship Hall at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way. (Please note the special earlier time for this gathering.) The service is open to the public. Unitarian Universalists welcome people with diverse beliefs from all religious or philosophical traditions. The Reverend Walter Schuman will speak about compassion What does it mean to be compassionate and how it can be integrated into the way individuals and societies elect to live. Rev. Schuman will explore how Karen Armstrongs recent book, Twelve Steps To A Compassionate Life carries a critically important message and guide to help each of us make the world a more compassionate place. Compassion is at the heart of the recent Unitarian Universalist focus on food and social justice, a theme that the Island Unitarian Universalists have explored this season in their services. In June 2011, the UU General Assembly approved a Statement of Conscience on Ethical Eating which calls on Unitarian Universalists to eat ethically by becoming aware of the ways that our food choices affect our health and the planets health. Compassion is an integral component of an environmental justice agenda that takes into account how migrant and farm workers are treated and in the way industrial farms raise animals, especially those in concentrated animal feeling operations. A goal of the UU Statement of Conscience is to strive for equitable distribution of both environmental burdens and benefits for populations of residents and workers. Rev. Schuman graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary. He is an ordained Lutheran Minister and retired from his career as professor and chairman of the Department of religion at Ashland University where he taught Theology and Ethics. Rev. Schumann was charter trustee for the hospice of North Central Ohio, and served on the Board of Ethics for the Samaritan Regional Health System. He has publishedcontinued on page 18 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 24, 201214 Sanibel-Captiva KiwanisKiwanis Kornersubmitted by Eric PfeiferThe 93rd Annual San-Cap Kiwanis Club Spaghetti Dinner will return to The Community House this Saturday, February 25. Tickets are still available from any Kiwanian, and they usually sell out quickly. Rumor has it that the garlic bread will be the best ever this year. Leave it up to a rookie Kiwaniain to have forgotten the garlic last year! Many people feel that the Community House on last Saturday in February is the place to be seen on the Sanibel social scene. There will be outstanding food, a raffle with great prizes, a live auction and celebrity waiters who you may have only seen directing traffic in parking lots. Dr. Bruce Neill, a sometimes member of the Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club and the executive director of Sanibel Sea School spoke to us last week on several topics relating to our ocean waters and Sanibel Sea School. Dr. Neill spoke on red tide and how it is very different from red drift algae. Red tide is a condition caused by microscopic plankton that undergo very rapid population growth and release chemicals that can be toxic to vertebrate animals. Red drift algae is the accumulation of many large ocean plants on our beaches. The large ocean plants red algae are normally attached to the bottom, but when growing in vast numbers, they become dislodged and wash up on shore. The algae that accumulates as red drift algae is not poisonous and is mostly an environmental problem. The one thing they share in common is that nutrient inputs from land stimulates the growth of both of these. The more we fertilize our land, and the more toilets we flush, the more we put nutrients in the Gulf of Mexico, said Dr. Neill, who emphasized that we are the root of the problems associated with both red tide and red drift algae. The nice part is that we are also working hard to amend our damaging input. Dr. Neill also noted that in the recent red tide outbreak, we saw fewer fish than we have experienced in the past. And, that perhaps this is a peek in to the future of our oceans. Many fish stocks (populations) in the Gulf of Mexico have been threatened by overfishing. Perhaps one of the reasons we saw so few dead fish is that there are less fish out there to be killed by red tide we have already eaten many of them, said Dr. Neill, who suggested that we can help by eating sustainable seafood and asking our restaurants if the fish they serve is sustainably harvested. Dr. Neill announced that Sanibel Sea School is offering an exciting new program this summer for high school students a coral reef research expedition to Belize. Sanibel Sea School will spend 10 days on a small island off the coast of southern Belize. This is a great opportunity for high school students to travel abroad and experience firsthand, how coral reef research is done on some of the best coral reefs in the world. Dr. Neill also thanked the San-Cap Kiwanis Club for their generous support of the programs that Sanibel Sea School offers to the PACE Center for Girls and the Pine Manor Improvement Association. Many of these kids dont own bathing suits, and some have never been to the ocean; bringing them here for a day of fun learning is transformative in their lives and we appreciate your partnership in making that happen, he added. If you think you might be interested in cooking pasta, heating meatballs and grilling garlic bread, its not too late. Come out and join us at The Dunes every Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m. We look forward to seeing you there. 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15 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 2012 CASI Coastal Insurance AlertInsurance for coastal properties is changing. One Sanibel condominium association is looking at a 34 percent increase in total insurance costs, a 91 percent increase in just the wind and real property portion; being offered only a 5 percent windstorm deductible, not the the 3 percent they had before; and having to take a $100,000 instead of the $1,000 deductible for storms. Mike Valiquette, chairman of the Sanibel Planning Commission and a Sanibel builder, stated that the proposed action may also put a $1 million cap on residences which would create a problem for high-end residences of all types on Sanibel. According to local agents, limitations are being applied by Citizens on a random basis. So far. Citizens is a major source of Florida windstorm coverage. It is severally undercapitalized. Legislators are scrambling for answers. And its not just windstorm coverage, Congress has been regularly postponing extension of the increasingly controversial National Flood Insurance Program. In a recent Sarasota Herald Tribune article, insurance agents warned that insurance rates could increase dramatically more than quadrupling in some cases for condominium owners near the beach. The state created Citizens as an insurer of last resort amid increasing turmoil in the market, but it has become Floridas largest insurer, with nearly 1.5 million policies. Proposals to substantially shed policies failed in the legislature last year. With citizen encouragement, it will certainly come up during the current legislative session. Some insurance agents and condo owners see a proposed rule to dump properties that have 25 percent rentals as a way to quietly get rid of policies by tweaking Citizens internal guidelines and avoiding legislative approval. And its not just wind coverage under review. In recent years, Congress has been reluctant to extend National Flood Insurance coverage. The reasons for these change in attitudes were captured recently in the Wall Street Journal weekend book section when it reviewed A Nation Of Moochers. In the book, the author talks about entitlement programs including those that serve the many notso-destitute folks who benefit from government largess or loophole favors... lets not forget the coastal vacations properties in Hilton Head Island or Florida covered by the National Flood Insurance Program the taxpayers gift to improvident beach dwellers. The author goes on to opine, Heaven forbid that someone wealthy enough to afford a beach house should pay market rates to insure it. An article in this weeks New York Times highlighted a growing awareness and resentment that entitlement programs are increasingly structured so that one group of middle class taxpayers is paying for entitlements for another somehow-favored group of middle class taxpayers. The state, through the leadership of former governor Charlie Crist, ran a lot of insurance companies out of the state because the companies charged market value for insurance. The state stepped in to save policyholders though the staterun Citizens Insurance by issuing policies with premiums that were below sound, actuary levels. That left Florida taxpayers and policyholders with billions of dollars in unfunded liabilities. The question is what to do now. What the state is proposing to fix the problem will create chaos in real estate and tourism -which the state can ill-afford to do. Agents are encouraging policyholders to become informed and involved in pressuring the legislature to step gently, and gradually. The insurance agencies and their attorneys are actively in conversation with the state and Citizens. But they will need a groundswell of support from policyholders. CASI is hosting a breakfast to inform associations about the situation so that they can join the chorus of outrage from the coastal policyholders and speak out to their legislative representative. The state legislature is now in session. The CASI breakfast is Friday, February 24. Chris Heidrick of Heidrick Insurance/Sanibel and Gino Littleton from Oswald Trippe/ BB&T will be the speakers. The breakfast will be held at the The Sanctuary Clubhouse. Registration starts at 8 a.m., the breakfast buffet starts at 8:30 a.m. and the presentations will be from 9 to 10 a.m. The cost is $10 for condominium owners, $20 for the general public. Call 334-2138 to make reservations, which are required. Tahitian Gardens, Sanibel 239-395-5353www.SynergySportswear.comLargest Selection in Southwest Florida Theological Study Coming To SCUCCSanibel Congregational United Church of Christ will host a Theological Study, entitled One God, Three Faiths: Judaism, Christianity and Islam Through The Centuries on Wednesdays, February 29 through March 28 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Judaism, Christianity and Islam are sometimes referred to as the three Abrahamic faiths due to their common roots in the story of Abraham, the ancient patriarch of Israel. Judaism points back to the story of Abraham and his son Isaac as the account of its founding. Christianity is directly rooted in Judaism, and therefore also rooted in the story of Abraham. The Quran, the scriptures of Muslims, also recounts the story of Abraham, tracing Islams founding story through Abrahams son Ishmael. All three faiths are monotheistic. All three faiths rely on written scriptures for guidance. All three faiths are in many ways alike, yet in very significant ways, different from each other. Through the centuries these related faith groups have often acted like fighting siblings. The story of their relationships is complicated and far from consistent. The Rev. John H. Danner, Senior Pastor, will offer a five-part study of the history of those relationships. The course will outline basic doctrinal similarities and differences between the three religious groups, and then follow the unfolding story of their relationships over the last 20 centuries. The course is open to the public. Identical sessions will be held at the church, located at 2050 Periwinkle Way. For further information or directions, call the church office at 472-0497 or visit www.sanibelucc.org. 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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 201216 Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellIt was a big weekend for the SanibelCaptiva Rotary Club. As most of you on the islands know, last weekend was the 29th Annual Rotary Arts & Crafts Fair, and what perfect weather we had. It takes almost a year of planning and at least six months of extremely hard work to run this event. As I strolled through The Community House grounds on Saturday morning, I was truly amazed at the quality of the arts and crafts offered this year. This fair is considered one of the premiere fairs in Southwest Florida, and the word must have been out. Before the gates were opened, there were lines running on both sides of our entrance gate to get an early start on shopping the Fair. Rotary had 108 exceptional vendor booths and the most incredible silent auction offerings that weve ever had. Thanks go to so many people, so we will start with our artists and craftsmen, the work that they present at our show is what makes this Fair such an outstanding event; to our sponsors Congress Jewelers, The Sanctuary Golf Club, NBC-2.com, Sanibel-Captiva Community Bank, John Grey Painting and Volvo of Fort Myers. To Ikki Matsumoto, who has allowed Rotary to use his artwork designs on the Rotary Arts & Crafts Fair t-shirts. To all of our program advertisers. To the Sunrise RotaryClub and the FCGU Rotaract Club, Fort Myers, and the Boy Scouts of Sanibel. Thank you to the BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, Sanibel Public Library, City of Sanibel, BIG ARTS, Betty Puff of the Sanibel Senior Center, St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, The Community House, Billys Bikes & Rentals, Sanibel Bean and Marcel Middendorf, Adventures In Paradise, Beachview Golf Club, Henry at Soon Come, Max Soto, Fyr Fyte and Island Pizza. Thank you to our food vendors Baileys and Lorraine and Paula. As you can see, it takes a village to put on this event. The generosity of the businesses on Sanibel and Captiva is just incredible and we thank each and every one of you. We also want to thank everyone that attended the Fair, especially if you bought something. There also have some in-house thanking to do Arts & Crafts Fair chairman Robert Monk, second-incommand John Grey, logistics chair Dick Waterhouse, advertising/marketing Chet Sadler and Dan Cohn, program coordinator Charlie Emerson, volunteer scheduler Bill Rahe, silent auction coordinators Barbara Ellis, Claire Beckman and Warren Tiegen, souvenir shirt sales Bunny Ospa, artist liaison and money room coordinator Tony Gropp, and Juried Arts & Crafts Fair chair Susan Sadler. Thanks also go to all of the Sanibel-Captiva Rotarians, snowbirds and visiting Rotarians that participated and worked so hard at making this event such a huge success. Proceeds of our Arts & Crafts Fair go to support Rotary projects locally, nationally and globally. Upcoming speakers are (February 24) Bill Schiller, senior editor with Breeze Newspapers; (March 2) Patti Sousa of the Sanibel Bike Club; (March 9) Chauncey Goss, offering insights into the federal budget and the current fiscal path this country is on; (March 16) Steve Agius, Wheelchair Foundation; (March 23) Rotary District 6960 Group Study Exchange Team from South Korea, (March 24) Rotary Club Field Trip to Special Equestrians; and (March 30) Sam Tucker, Packard Foundation-Conservation responsibilities in Colorado River Basin. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday morning at Bistro At Beachview, 1100 Par View Drive. If you would like further information regarding the Sanibel Rotary or Rotary International, call 337-1099. Artwork displayed at the fair Framed artwork An artist and his work Rotary Arts & Crafts Fair chairman Robert Monk Crowds line up before entering the Arts & Crafts Fair AMERICAN LEGION POST 123 SANIBELBBQ RIBS & CHICKENSUNDAY, FEB. 26th, 1-8 p.m.WHAT ARE YOU HUNGRY FOR? RIBS OR CHICKEN?(with tator salad & baked beans of course!)Your Choice $12Music with Chris Coile 5:30 7:30 p.m.For more information please call the Legion at 472-9979 4249 San-Cap Road (Mile Marker 3)COME ENJOY THE FOOD & DRINKS!


17 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 2012 Lindbergh Show And Ice Cream SocialThe final event for Shellabration! 2012 will be Rusty Browns onewoman 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. Brown 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. Rusty Brown will portray Anne Morrow Lindbergh National Geographic Travel Guide Top 10 Best Ice Creams in Gulf Coast America 2011 Taste of the Islands BEST DESSERT 2008 2009 2010 2011 Best of the Islands BEST ICE CREAM 2010 2011 Trip Advisor Recommended 2010 2011 Talk of the Town for Customer SatisfactionWe are next to Pinocchios Original Italian Ice Cream We proudly serve Pinocchios Ice Cream Ice Creams Gelato Sorbets Sherbets Frozen Yogurt Shakes Malts Smoothies Frozen Coffee Drinks Coffee Latte Cappuccino Espresso Pastry Gourmet Chocolates Gifts Fun Apparel Baby Gear Home of the World Famous Sanibel Krunch & Dirty Sand Dollar Home of the World Famous Sanibel Krunch & Dirty Sand DollarOriginal Italian Ice Cream Fall in love with Fall in love with Lovebug and Lovebug and Red Velvet Ice Creams Red Velvet Ice Creams and our Pink Champagne and our Pink Champagne Sorbetto Sorbetto Proudly Served Proudly Served next door at next door at Geppettos Beach Foodies Geppettos Beach Foodies 8am 9pm 8am 9pm daily daily Anti Pasto Anti Pasto Artisan Breads Artisan Breads Fresh Baked Pastries Fresh Baked Pastries Geppettos BEACH FOODIES BEACH FOODIES Ask Us About Our Franchise OpportunitiesI CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST...I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST...I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... 362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6566www.pinocchiosicecream.com www.beachfoodies.comAre YOU a Beach Foodie? A market for people who love good food!!!A market for people who love good food!!!Are YOU a Beach Foodie? Are YOU a Beach Foodie? A market for people who love good food!!!Open Daily 8am 9pmCroissants Baguettes Souffle Pastry Artisan Breads Panini & Foccacia In celebration of the 75th annual Sanibel Shell Fair & Show, The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is offering visitors free admission Monday, February 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free Admission To Shell Museum To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Police Searching For Arson SuspectOn Monday, February 20, the Sanibel Police Department received a report of a brush fire on the west side of the gate on Island Inn Road. There were six separate locations where the fires were ignited. The Sanibel Fire Department extinguished the fire without further incident. The Sanibel Police Department is looking for a white male unshaven, with sideburns the length of his ear lobes, a slight gap in his front teeth, approximately 20 to 25 years of age, wearing a plain white t-shirt and dark shorts and mirrored aviator-type sunglasses. He was seen in the area riding a bicycle eastbound on Island Inn Road. This person of interest is wanted by the Sanibel Police Department for questioning regarding the incident. If you have any information that can lead the police to this individual, contact Detective Mark Steele at 472-3111.


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 201218 From page 13Reverend Schumanmany articles on Theology and End of Life concerns. Rev. Schuman received a NEH Grant for advanced study in theology and medical ethics, and was awarded The Taylor Award by Ashland University for Excellence in Teaching. Rev. Schuman and his wife, Betsy, are Sanibel residents and actively involved in the community. He has taught courses for The Renaissance, a program of Florida Gulf Coast University, and has led study groups at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church on the subject of Religion In Public Life. Lively discussion, fellowship and refreshments follow the service. LOGOS Leap Frog NightLeaping LOGOS kids! Wednesday, February 29 is Leap Frog Night at Sanibel Community Church for the LOGOS kids. It will be an unusual night of food and fun for all the kids ages 3 years through fifth grade. For additional information about this family program, call 472-2684. FLYING OYSTERS!Well, ey Fly In A Plane When We Get em From Up North And Out West!NORTHEAST & WEST COAST OYSTERSFrom Massachusetts Rhode Island Long Island Washington State OregonPlease call to check our ever changing selection!$1.25 Apalachicola oysters at the raw bar Happy Hour 4-6 $1.00 ApalachicolasNOW OPEN 7 DAYSOysters Shrimp Stone Crab Claws Clam Chowder Crab Bisque Seafood Gumbo703 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel Island (239)472-HIKE Open 7 Days 4 p.m. Fish Market open 11 a.m. Full Liquor License 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 Bridget Chandler JewelryFebruary 29 March 4 Lighthouse Replica InstalledA 10-foot replica of the Sanibel Lighthouse by artist Kenneth Idle was installed in front of Burnap Cottage recently at the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village. The oldest building in the village, Burnap was originally a two-room fishing camp; its back room now contains memorabilia and information about Sanibels lighthouse and its keepers. Idle constructed the lighthouse model two years ago and stored it in his home prior to donating it. It is made of aluminum and took about 65 hours to build. Ive been a welder fabricator all my life, Idle said. The first time I saw the lighthouse I thought it would be a good thing to make. A Sanibel islander for about 25 years, Idle added, I like it being at the museum; I know it will be taken care of and will be here as long as Sanibel is here. The museum is located at 950 Dunlop Road, next to BIG ARTS just past Sanibel City Hall. It is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, closed holidays. Adult admission is $5; people under age 18 are free. Learn more on the website, www.sanibelmuseum.org. A 10-foot replica of the Sanibel Lighthouse now stands in front of the oldest building in the historical village The artist who built the lighthouse, Kenneth Idle, with wife Cindy in front of Burnap Cottage


19 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 2012 All of us at CROW would like to thank everyone who helped make our Smooth Jazz Cruise Art & Wine Fest a huge success. Special thanks go to our sponsors: Presenting Sponsor The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company; Music Sponsor John Grey Painting, Art Sponsor 50% Off Framing and, as always, we thank the entire staff at Traders for their fresh food, great wine and special service that makes them one of Sanibels favorite restaurants. The evening festivities included a Wine Toss competition where patrons could win bottles of wine if they landed a ring around the neck of the bottle. Wine donors included Huxters Liquors, Sanibel Spirits, The Grog Shop, Baileys General Store and Jerrys Supermarket. Additionally, Sandy Zahorchak, owner of Time to Make Wine, donated six bottles of CROW wine made especially for the event. Thank you to all the artists who contributed their works in support of CROW including Myra Roberts, Robert Cipriani, Ikki Matsumoto, Sarah Lopez, Dick Fortune, Adam Serra, Joan Roberts, Marcus Thomas, Sandra Galloway and Jean Eaton. The evening included a Painting Out Loud exhibition by Leoma Lovegrove and her oneof-a-kind piece was sold at live auction by FOX 4 News weatherman and celebrity auctioneer Jim Syoen. The other live auction item was a sunset cruise for six aboard a sailboat donated by Steve and Doris Colgates Offshore Sailing School with wine and cheese provided by South Seas Island Resort. Thank you to everyone who attended the event. All the money raised will be used to support CROWs efforts to save wildlife through compassion, care and education. CARD OF THANKS CROW board member Melissa Congress, supporter Peter Savage, and CROW Hospital Director Dr. Heather Barron SCCF Birding At The Preserves In FebruaryThe public is invited to join experienced birders on weekly outings to preserves owned and managed by the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. Both new and experienced birders will have the opportunity to see a variety of birds in a diversity of wildlife habitats. Botany enthusiasts are also welcome to help identify plants along the trails. All walks begin at 8 a.m., but the locations do vary. All outings are free to everyone. Call SCCF at 472-2329 or 472-4031 for more details. The February 24 outing is at the SCCF Center Tract at SCCFs Nature Center on Sanibel-Captiva Road, one mile west of Tarpon Bay Road. Bald eagle photo courtesy of Clair Postmus From page 8SERAT ExercisesDuring the training session, the following topics were discussed: proper startup of units; adjusting procedures; operation of units in lighted and dark environments; how night vision works, and proper shutdown and storage of the binoculars. After a demonstration by Strothers, all SERATs and fire personnel were given an opportunity to use the binoculars. SERAT members participating in the training included Strothers, Chap Vail, Ronn Downey, Bill Helfers, Lauren Coile, Mike Neal, Francess Beaudoin-Blakely, Paul Robinson, Bob Allen, Carol Allen, Fred Bondurant, Marilyn Helfers, Yvonne Neal, Bob Simpson, John Plumb, Ron Fields, David Kentner and Susie Kentner.For more information about SERAT, send an e-mail to SERAT@ SanibelCaptivaSPS.org. CARD OF THANKS Steve Greenstein, executive director of Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, thanks Nell Zambuto of The Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry for insuring the care and feeding of patients at CROW 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 $36.99Bacardi Rum Light or Gold 1.75 ltr. Reg. $27.99 SALE $25.99Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio $22.99Mark West Pinot Noir $12.99Sterling Napa Sauvignon Blanc Reg. $15.99 SALE $10.99


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 201220 Redfish Pass Sheepshead Still Biting Strongby Capt. Matt MitchellTemperatures quickly rebounded from last weeks cold snap and as we approached the end of the week, tides finally started to improve and fishing really picked up. Although I caught fish every day this week, it was far from easy getting a slotsized redfish. Some days required lots of bouncing around place to place and catching many under the slot rat reds to get just one or two keeper size fish. One good note though is that I caught more snook while mangrove fishing than I have for months. Most of the snook caught were under the slot, but it was still a blast to watch them come up and chase a live shiner around before popping it right off the surface of the water. With a few more warm days and better tides coming up later in the week, the catch-and-release snook action will only get better. Typical winter rat reds were found all over the sound in large numbers. They could be found both out in potholes and in deeper channels on the lower tides and then up under the trees on the higher tides. Along with one or two slot fish, most days we did manage a couple over the slot with a 29-inch redfish being the biggest one. The oversize reds were caught in the passes bouncing live shrimp with the tide across the bottom. The best snook and redfish bite came for a few days before the last little cold front passed through. South winds blew the water up much higher than the tide charts estimated and had these gamefish eating much more freely than in days prior. Wind-blown shorelines and docks in the southern sound all held fish with the larger snook and trout coming on pinfish and shiners. Fishing with clients from Philadelphia one day mid-week, we spent most of the morning catching rat redfish, grouper and trout. Slick calm conditions made for a tougher bite on larger fish. We worked our way back south towards the marina we made a few stops and caught lots of 12to 18-inch trout and ladyfish at just about every grass flat. Just when it was looking like a unmemorable trip, at the last mangrove spot before wrapping it up, Ray McGreavy landed a 26-inch gator trout. This is the biggest trout caught on my boat in the last few months. Way to go at the last stop of the day, Ray! The most consistent fishing action all week continued to be the sheepshead bite at Redfish Pass. No matter what the tide, the pass continues to be stacked up with huge numbers of the black and white striped fish. Sheepshead up to as big as five pounds ate live shrimp and shrimp chunks fished on or close to the bottom. These fish are hanging tight on the structure including rocks, pilings and downed trees. If you are looking for both non-stop action and an easy fresh fish dinner, this is the place to be. The only hard part about fishing Redfish Pass this week was finding a spot to anchor up between the out-ofstate boats. Talk about lots of boats. Its been like a parking lot. Everywhere you looked, though, people where pulling in sheepshead. Sure these are not the most glamorous of our local species to catch, but with light spinning tackle they can be a lot of fun to catch. Tarpon fishermen, mark your calendar for the inaugural Ding Darling/Doc Fords Tarpon Tournament scheduled for Saturday, May 5. The tournament will offer a 100 percent payout, cable network coverage and a promise from local author Randy Wayne White to fish the inaugural event. Not only is it a great cause, its a good reason to hang out with other tarpon anglers and have a chance to see how your tarpon angling skills measure up with some of the best in the area. For more information, call 2920566. 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. Drop them at the Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, or e-mail to islandsuncity@aol.com; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213. Ray McGreavy from Philadelphia with a 26 -inch trout caught while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. 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23 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 2012 Science Lecture At Shell MuseumDr. Edward J. Petuch of Florida Atlantic Universitys Department of Geosciences will describe his research on Western Atlantic mollusks on Wednesday, March 7 from 2 to 3 p.m. as part of The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museums Natural Science Lecture Series. The program is free with museum admission or membership. Dr. Petuch has geology degrees from the University of Wisconsin, and he received his doctorate from the University of Miami. He has traveled the world doing research, written several books, and he has had more than 100 professional papers published. For additional information, contact Shell Museum public programs specialist Diane Thomas at dothomas@shellmuseum.org or call 395-2233. Dr. Ed Petuch We Proudly Brew 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Fl 33957 Ph: 239.472.0606 www.SanibelIslandCow.com aij amandasislandjewelswww. .com amandasislandjewelsAmandas Island JewelsAvailable Here & Onlinewww.AmandasIslandJewels.com Always Fresh ...Always! Tropical Outdoor Patio Seating Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow with our Famous Stone Crabs1/2 lb & 1 lb. quantities Appetizers & Full Dinners Best Prices On The Planet w w w w w w w w Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages Fun "new" Moo Wear for all agesSanibels Most Award Winning Restaurant Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating Live MusicAlways Fresh ...Always Fun! SOUTHERN LIVING MAGAZINES TOP 5 BREAKFAST IN FLORIDASend your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com Presentations At CROWOn Tuesday, February 28, CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife) volunteers will feature Armadillos And Raccoons: A Timeline From Injury To Release. They will explain the step-by-step process of rescuing, admitting, treating and ultimately releasing two of the most common patients back to where they were found. On Wednesday, February 29, the topic is Rescues And Releases: A History of CROWS Patients. An expert volunteer will offer an insiders view from his 11-year history of rescues, releases and patient support. Thursday, March 1 is Clinic Rounds presented by the CROW veterinarian, rehabbers and/or students describing the inner workings of the wildlife hospital, which treats over 4,000 patients a year. Friday, March 2 features Why Animals Come To CROW. A longtime expert and volunteer will explore the question and talk about what kinds of critters find themselves at CROW. Saturday, March 3 is Get To Know CROW, an overview of the staff, what they do and ways volunteers can help. At 8:30 a.m. Saturday, its the Fun Patch Workshop. Scouts and 4-H groups are invited to participate in these two-hour workshops. Participants will complete and demonstrate a set of standards in order to be awarded a Fun Patch. To register a group call 472-3644 ext 227. All presentations except Fun Patch take place at 11 a.m. at CROWS Healing Winds Visitor Center, 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, visit www. crowclinic.org or call 472-3644, ext 229. Baby owl


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 201224 Turtles, Tortoises And TerrapinsThe Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation has a long history of protecting turtles and their habitats on the islands. Monitoring sea turtle nesting on Sanibel and Captiva began at SCCF in 1992 continuing the work of Charles LeBuff. Since the late 1980s, gopher tortoise populations have been monitored. SCCFs Johnson Track and Frannies Preserve are managed for the foraging needs of this species increasing their populations. Habitat management has surveyed the preserved interior wetlands compiling species lists of all island freshwater turtles. The SCCF Nature Center now has tanks with live turtles. There is a peninsula cooter, Florida softshell, red-eared and yellowbellied sliders and striped mud turtles. Bring in the grandkids to watch the turtles being fed. Now a beautiful species, the ornate diamondback terrapin is featured in a new 220-gallon tank at the Nature Center. This saltwater species lives in the brackish water of the mangrove creeks where they forage on shrimp, fiddler crabs and anything else they can dig up. Come to SCCF on Thursday, March 1 at 10 a.m. to learn more about the Turtles, Tortoises & Terrapins of Sanibel and Captiva. Cost of the program is $5, with SCCF members and children admitted free. Gator And Crocodile Tales The biology of alligators and crocodiles is an ancient tale of survival. On Tuesday, February 28 at 10 a.m. come to the SCCF Nature Center and learn about these living dinosaurs to ensure our safety and their survival on the islands. Following the program, take a walk on the trails to see an alligator nest that hatched this summer. Yes, the female crocodile released on Sanibel last summer is still here. Did she nest this summer? Like all reptiles, eggs can be laid even if they have not been fertilized. Cost to attend Gator & Crocodile Tales is $5 for adults, with SCCF members and children admitted free. Call 472-2329 for more information. SCCF is located at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Box turtle Since 1976Lunch 11:30 AM til 3:00 PM Dinner 5:00 PM til 9:30 PM Open 7 Days Open all day for beer & wine 472-3434 www.muckyduck.com Open Daily: Lunch: 11:30am to 3:30pm Dinner: 5:30pm to 9:30pm (239) 472-3337 15183 Captiva Drive Captiva Island, Florida 33924 A Captiva Island Tradition Since 1976 Captivas Finest Waterfront Restaurant Come by Land.... or Come by Sea... Valentines Day, Sanibel StyleOn Valentines Day at Sunset Beach, otherwise known as Turner Beach, Sanibel resident Jeannie Wiganid is seated inside a heart made of pen shell edging, with gifts of the Gulf in the center. The creators of the romanceinspired artwork remain unknown. Jeannie Wiganid photo by William PeabodyCoyote And Bear TalesOn Wednesday, February 29, come to the SCCF Nature Center and learn about two newcomer species to the islands. A coyote and a Florida black bear were documented on the island for the first time last winter. Come and learn about the behaviors of these two new species and how to live with them. Coyotes have now moved into every county in Florida. Both human and bear populations are growing in Florida. Eighty percent of a bears diet comes from insects and fruits. Admission to the Coyote & Bear Tales is free to children and SCCF members, or $5 for adults. The program starts at 10 a.m. Call 472-2329 for more information. Black bear photographed on refuge property


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 201226 Thank you to the following businesses and friends who have generously supported our fundraiser, commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Shell Islands Garden Club, held on January 9. Proceeds support Bailey Homestead, Camp Wekiva, Echo, Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, SCCF, CROW and Trails in Motion. CARD OF THANKS Acts of Nature by Paul Schiller Sarah Ashton, Realtor, Royal Shell Baileys General Store Beachview Tennis Club Bromeliads by Judy Hicks Deborah Butler Rol Campbell Captiva Cruises Chicos Creative Baskets, Fort Myers Dunes Golf and Tennis Club Esther and Peter Warner Floral Artistry Flower Shop of the Islands Forever Green Ace Hardware Gramma Dots and Sanibel Thriller Gulf Gourmet, Farmers Market Daphne Hammond Jane Hudson In the Garden, RS Walsh Landscaping JB Designs Jen at Studio RK, Fort Myers J. McLaughlin of Naples Karen Algiers Eileen Kehoe KOR MacIntosh Books & Paper Mary Kay Cosmetics by Maggie Butcher Matzaluna Restaurant Daniel Moore, Suncatchers Dream Norm Zieglers Fly, Bait & Tackle Shop Norris Home Interiors, Sanibel, Fort Myers, Naples Pandoras Box Personal Training Perfection by Julie Planet Fitness, Fort Myers Edie Reinisch Renes Fine Jewelry Myra Roberts Charlie Sobczak S Spa Sanibel Day Spa Sanibel Home Furnishings Sanibel Olive Oil Company SCCF Seaside Grounds Landscape Shell Point Golf Club, Fort Myers Thistle Lodge at Casa Ybel Beach WalksThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum with offer another free beach walk at Algiers Beach/Gulfside City Park on February 28 at 9 a.m. Participants meet in the parking lot (parking fees apply.) Shell museum volunteer Dotty DeVasure finds a live shell during a recent beach ealk Sanibel Captiva Orchid SocietyDifferences 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 and All Angels Episcopal Church, 2304 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, at 1:30 p.m Bob Busch, co-owner of Exotic Orchids in Fort Myers, will be the speaker. Prior to the regularly scheduled meeting, a fundamentals session on Watering and Fertilizing Details will be held at 1 p.m. Participants are encouraged to arrive early to purchase plants or to do so during intermission. Anyone with questions or an ill orchid that needs diagnosis can bring their plants to the meeting for Show and Tell. Orchid Society members are 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 pay $4 admission. For further information, call Nannette Lehr at 3953327. 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 Fresh SEAFOOD Entr ees Daily Veal, Chicken, Pasta & PizzaFEATURING SANIBELS ORIGINAL WOOD FIRED PIZZA OVEN Present this ad and be seated before 5:30 p.m. and we will deduct $2.50 OFFEvery Adult Dinner Entree At MatzalunaNot valid with any other coupon. Expires 3/2/12 1200 Periwinkle Way (1/2 Mile west of the Causeway)472-1998 Open 7 Days 4:30 9:30 pm HAPPY HOUR4:30-6 PM 1/2 PRICE Well Drinks & House Wines .50 OFF Bottled Beer THE ITALIAN KITCHEN Email editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


27 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 2012 Shell Museum Hosts Annual FUM GatheringThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum hosted the annual Florida United Malacologists (FUM) meeting February 11. The one-day gathering was designed to enhance communication among professional, amateur and student malacologists, with topics including biology, ecology, paleontology, archaeology and conservation. Shell Museum Director Dr. Jos H. Leal was one of 13 presenters, and his lecture was entitled The Bivalve Genus Dilemma: Bizarre Clams Hint at Hidden Deep-Sea Diversity. The 50 participants were encouraged to ask questions and discuss data, compare notes on methods and problems, and get acquainted with presenters and members of the audience. The event was a big success, Dr. Leal said. I think it succeeded in bringing professionals, students and shell enthusiasts together for the common good and the exchanging of ideas. Some of the participants toured the museum and most of the group dined together at Doc Fords. Dr. Jos H. Leal welcomes participants to the annual FUM meeting held at The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum Weeds & Seeds Meet On MondaysWeeds & Seeds is a group of amateur botanists who enjoy finding and identifying native plants on Sanibel. Every Monday morning, they gather on the porch of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation at 8:45 a.m. Their walks, lasting for approximately two hours, are guided by a leader with a plant list. Destination habitats include beach, mangroves, wetlands as well as dryer inland areas. The walks are free but donations for SCCF are welcome. Participants may also need parking money. Please bring a hat, water, sunscreen/sunblock and comfortable enclosed shoes with socks. For further information, call Elaine Jacobson at 395-1878 or Betty Eertmode at 395-9240. This will be the last Weeds & Seeds tour of the season. Dune sunflower 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


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 201228 SCCF Marine Lab Presents Red Tide And Other AlgaeOn Friday, March 2 at 10 a.m., SCCF Marine Lab scientist Rick Bartleson, Ph.D., will talk about red tide and other algal blooms. The presentation Red Tide And Other Algae will include recent research findings, what causes algal blooms, what can be done, laboratory research and tracking nutrient sources for algae. Cost to attend the program is $5, with SCCF members admitted free. The SCCF Nature Center is located at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Call 472-2329 for additional information. Algae in Clam Bayou Native Plant Nursery Native Plant Nursery We provide landscaping services! Want to go native...but dont want to do the work? Consultation Installation Maintenance 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road (one mile west of Tarpon Bay Road) Mon. Fri. from 8:30 a.m. 5 p.m. Sat. from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. Phone: 472-1932 Email: jevans@sccf.org Web: www.sccf.org icecreamchickwingshotdogs burgers freshcut fries shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs burgers freshcut res shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs burgers freshcut fries shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs Shakes 1528 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-8686OPEN 11 AM 9 PMChar-grilled Natural Casing Hot Dogs Fresh Cut Fries Juicy Hand Patted Burgers Thick MilkshakesPIZZA IS HERE!The original one & only established in 1998 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


29 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 2012 Plant SmartWhats That Dust?by Gerri ReavesIf youre new to Florida, you might wonder about the fine yellow dust that is coating car windows, patio floors and even puddles. The source of that dust is the male cone of the native slash pine ( Pinus elliottii). The cylindrical purplish male cones, or strobili, begin development in summer, but go dormant until mid-winter. In January and February, they shed powdery yellow pollen. The female cones what most people think of when thinking of a pine cone develop late in summer, followed by full maturation in September, 20 to 24 months after being pollinated. A slash pine reaches 10 to 15 years old before it produces those seeded cones, and in South Florida, every fourth year results in a particularly good crop. Up to 90 percent of the winged seeds contained in those cones are dispersed within 150 feet of the parent tree. Another significant but invisible effect of the silky pollen is the allergic reaction it provokes in susceptible people. But cleaning the car windshield or suffering through a few weeks of an allergy is more than compensated for by one of Floridas most important trees. Historically, this evergreen conifer has been extremely important to Floridas economy. The tree is the basis for the turpentine industry, and its durable, heavy, strong wood is valued in the construction industry. Key in ecosystems throughout the state, it provides shelter for many animals, including protected species such as the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker and bald eagles. Slash pine seeds are eaten by many birds and other wildlife. Who hasnt noticed the gnawed core of a pine cone enjoyed by a hungry squirrel? So consider that yellow winter pollen not an inconvenience but a part of the lifecycle that produces the states vast pine forests. Sources: www.usanpn.org, www.sms. si.edu and www.conifers.org. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Shorebird Walks At SCCFOn Wednesday February 29 at 8 a.m., meet a Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) guide poolside for a shorebird walk at Sanibel Inn, 937 East Gulf Drive. Learn the stories of the shorebirds you encounter. Some have migrated thousands of miles to local beaches. Sanibel continues the commitment to protect local beaches by leaving the wrack community of cast-ashore seaweeds and sea grasses that feed the insects, shorebirds and beach plants that live there. This program is free. Male cones on the slash pine produce fine yellow pollen in winter photo by Gerri Reaves 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 Center239-472-5323 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 Menu


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 201230 Shell Islands Garden Club LunchTo celebrate the success of the Shell Islands Garden Club auction in January, the members gathered for lunch at Thistle Lodge. Anita Marshall, master gardener and naturalist, gave a presentation. She is the head gardener at the Sanibel Moorings Botanical Garden. Marshall gave a photographic tour of the vast variety of plants, shrubs and trees including the divas of the plant world and the extensive array of hybrid hibiscus at the Moorings gardens. The garden club will meet again on March 13 at The Community House at 12:30 p.m. Derek Fell, nationally known lecturer, will present My Sanibel Tropical Garden. For more information, call Maggie Butcher at 395-0978. Maggie Butcher, club president; Anita Marshall, Sanibel Moorings head gardener; and Martha Dilger, garden club member Attention Sanibel-Captiva GardenersStephen Brown, director of the university of Florida Extension Service, will present the 57th Master Gardener Lecture Series on Thursday March 1 at the Sanibel Library at 10 a.m. For over 20 years Brown has been the horticulture program leader and coordinator of the Lee County Master Gardener Program (he has graduated more than 200 certified master gardeners.) He instructs and certifies the landscape professionals that apply fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and fungicides. Brown is the coordinator and driving force of the Southwest Florida Garden and Landscape Conference held at FGCU. In his spare time he writes a weekly column in The News-Press, writes a monthly column in the Florida Gardening magazine and has an informative website with video clips and downloadable fact sheets on You Tube and the website brownsh@ufl.edu. Brown is involved as a consultant with many cities in Lee County such as Sanibel, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs and Fort Myers to advise and evaluate horticultural issues of future proposed parks, preserves, municipal projects, and resort destinations. He has established a strong working relationship with the commercial nurseries, plantations and major retail establishments. He is completing a book on trees based on his extensive travels and research throughout the Caribbean and sub-tropical areas. Browns presentations are informative, lively and always accompanied by excellent power point digital photography. This is a rare opportunity to listen, learn and ask questions of Southwest Floridas acknowledged expert on horticultural issues. The lecture is free and open to the public but seating is limited. 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 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" 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.


SCCF Beach Walks At Historic InnOn Monday, February 27 at 10 a.m., meet your SCCF guide in the parking lot of the historic Island Inn, located at 3111 West Gulf Drive. Take a walk on the beach identifying what the local tides, currents and winds have deposited for you to see. Sanibel continues the commitment to protect local beaches by leaving the wrack community of cast ashore seaweeds and sea grasses that feed the insects, shorebirds and beach plants that live there. This program is free for all to attend. For more information, call 472-2329. 31 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 2012 Stilwell To Host Larkins Dinner FundraiserOne of Greenville, South Carolinas premier dining locations, Larkins on the River, has been cordially invited as the only outof-state restaurant to cater a five-course wine dinner at the Southwest Florida Wine Auctions Chef Vintner Dinners in Fort Myers. The Chef Vintner Dinners, taking place during the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, will be served by worldrenowned restaurants and wineries in private residences along the Gulf coast. Larkins on the River will be among these chefs and vintners on February 24 and 25 as they raise money for local Fort Myers children and medical charities. Restaurateur and Wine & Food Fest trustee Sandy Stilwell will be hosting Larkins on the Rivers dinner inside her residence for the festivals honorable guests. Larkins on the River is honored to be recognized for the quality of our work and what we do for the community by being chosen to participate in the Southwest Florida Wine Festival, said owner Larkin Hammond. To be given the opportunity to showcase the caliber of restaurants Greenville, South Carolina hosts, and to participate in a great fund raising effort for a special cause is a great privilege! Executive team members from Larkins restaurants in both North and South Carolina will be in Florida to put on the signature vintner dinner and participate in the wine auction. The Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest will be benefiting The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, along with the pediatric and nursing programs of Edison State College and Florida Gulf Cost University. Almost $3 million have been raised for these organizations over the past three years during the Wine & Food Fest. For more information, visit www.swflwinefest.org. 9 A.M. 6 P.M. MON. SAT. 12-5 P.M. SUNDAY1571 PERIWINKLE WAYSANIBEL, FL 33957 239.472.5223www.sanibelbookshop.com Book Signing Event Kristin Hartman Friday, February 24 11am-1pmFast paced and addictive, this savvy romance-thriller set on the islands of Sanibel and Captiva will have you booking passage to a remarkable land lled with lust, intrigue, and danger... andBook Signing With H. Terrell Grif n Wednesday February 29 From 11am-1pm The quiet beauty of Longboat Key is shattered when a young groom is shot to death on the beach the day after his wedding... vent e t d ng n d g o a t t h t h Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


From page 1Island Jazzbeach chairs are recommended for attendees. The concerts are held at BIG ARTS Boler Garden, located at 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. Island Jazz concerts will move to BIG ARTS Gainer Veranda in case of rain. With board member Ralph Clarks supervision and guidance, Boler Garden was improved by a major landscaping overhaul this past summer, said BIG ARTS president Chuck Bonser. The changes not only improve the aesthetics of our campus, but also enhance its functionality. BIG ARTS staff and board members worked closely with the City of Sanibels Public Works Director Gates Castle to create the plans. The Boler Garden improvement project was scheduled in conjunction with the Dunlop Road/Periwinkle Way shared-use path extension. The crosswalk in front of St. Michael & All Angels Church now continues along Periwinkle, across the street from The Community House and connects with BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, Sanibel Public Library, City Hall, BIG ARTS Center and the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village. The Dunlop Road/Periwinkle Way extension comprises 3,700 feet of new shared-use pathways. Boler Garden is now even more welcoming, and a great place to see Island Jazz concerts or attend a reception. During the project, everyone worked together to protect the native plants, Luc Centurys engraved stones, and the shade trees, as we integrated the property with the new shared-use path, said BIG ARTS Executive Director Lee Ellen Harder. We couldnt be happier with the improvements. For further information about BIG ARTS, call 395-0900, e-mail info@ BIGARTS.org or log on to www. BIGARTS.org. ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 201232 AppetizersSunset Shrimp CocktailPesto marinated and grilled large Gulf shrimp, Chilled and served on horseradish coulis, Sherry crme fresh and mango salsa 13Sunset CevicheGulf Grouper, shrimp and scallops marinated in Florida citrus, avocado and tomatoes. Served with crispy herb at bread 15Coastal Lobster Crab CakesTwo pan seared Maine lobster and lump crab cakes with a vanilla rum sauce and mango crme fraische 17Beef CarpaccioThinly shaved all natural beef tenderloin, with fried capers, Kalamata olive tapenade, sweet onions, shaved parmesan cheese with Asiago crostinis 14Seasonal Harvest BruschettaSeasonal tomatoes, Kalamata olives, capers and Goat cheese 11Fried Baby ArtichokesCreamy garlic herb stuf ng, smoked tomato aioli and marinated roasted peppers 11Soup Lobster BisqueThis creamy bisque is nished with Sherry, ne herbs and Lobster 11Salads CaesarRomaine lettuce, Parmesan Reggiano cheese tossed in our homemade dressing and topped with Chardonnay brined anchovies and grape tomatoes 11Warm Baby Spinach SaladGorgonzola crumbles, apple vinaigrette, sweet and spicy pecans, apple wood smoked bacon and sauted sweet onions over fresh baby spinach 12Avocado and Tomato SaladVine ripe tomatoes and avocadoes in a balsamic and roasted garlic dressing, with Tuscan artichokes, Pepita encrusted warm Goat Cheese and roasted peppers 12Sunset Grill Mahi Mahi Fresh Mahi Mahi encrusted in Macadamia nuts and pan seared, served on a bed of julienne vegetables, coconut rum butter, Mango fruit salsa and Key lime burre blanc. 27 Seafood PastaSauted lobster, shrimp and crab meat with a touch of garlic, tomato and fresh herbs. Served on a bed of home made Pappardelle pasta tossed with artichokes, prosciutto and baby spinach in a light white wine, lemon and cream 39Organic Chicken RouladeFree range, air chilled, all natural chicken stuffed with organic Apricots and seasonal mushrooms with a savory apple and Brie bread pudding. Topped with an apple brandy veal jus. 29 Butter Poached Gulf Lobster TailTwin Gulf lobster tails served with Sunkist wedges and Mascarpone risotto Market Price Pastry Laced Sea bassFresh Chilean Sea bass topped with a creamy charred corn and chive stuf ng under a lattice of puff pastry on a smoked tomato crme. Served with Mascarpone risotto 39Bone in FiletA 12 oz. wood grilled let of beef, served atop an Applewood smoked bacon jus, with seasonal mushroom potpourri and sauce Barnaise. Accompanied by Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, with thyme and soft Chevre cheese. Market priceNew York Strip SteakAll natural Angus New York Strip steak, encrusted with ve peppercorns. Topped with Stilton compound butter and drizzled with winter Truf e oil. Served beside herb and Yukon Gold mashed potatoes and caramelized onions. 39Veal chopPan seared Veal chop, on a grilled Portabella mushroom, topped with Pinot Noir herb butter and served beside Yukon Gold mashed potatoes. Drizzled with a Rosemary and lemon jus. 40Key West Beer Brined Slow Roasted Pork ShankCaribbean spiced and marinated pork shank served with sweet and spicy roasted corn relish, and key lime beurre blanc. With Yukon Gold mashed potatoes. 30Heart Healthy EntreHickory grilled Sword sh with lemon caper sauce, topped a Mediterranean salsa and served with roasted vegetable wild rice 37Chefs Daily Seafood SpecialPlease ask your server for todays selection Market Price Add a lobster tail to any entre 19 Dinner Reservations Recommended 6536 Pine Ave. Sanibel Island 239-472-2333Located where Sanibel meets Captivawww.sunsetgrillsanibel.comBreakfast 8am 3pm Lunch 11am 2pm Dinner 6 pm 9 pm STEAKS FINE WINES SEAFOOD Ralph Clark and Gates Castle Plants and trees were carefully relocated last summer 75th Annual SANIBEL SANIBEL SHELL FAIR SHELL FAIR & SHOW & SHOWMarch 1st ,2nd and 3rd Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


33 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 2012 CROW Case Of The Week: Snapping Turtleby Patricia MolloySnapping turtles: the nightmare of every noodling redneck (if you do not know what noodling is, then you have nothing to fear). They are commonly found in large ponds, lakes, swamps, canals and rivers. More aquatic than most turtles, they seldom sun on the warm Florida soil but can be seen swimming near the surface of quiet bodies of water. Dr. Heather and the staff initially referred to their current snapping turtle patient as the chunky monkey, but only behind his back as these turtles are known to open their jaws, hiss and lunge when approached (or insulted). According to Dr. Heather, He lost the appropriate amount of weight on what we call his turtle treadmill and has become much more athletic as a result. We also warmed up his environment, which I think increased his metabolism, helping him to lose more weight and also speed up his wound healing. As a species, snapping turtles ( Chelydra serpentina) are approximately 40 million years old and are estimated to be the ancestors of 80 percent of modern turtles. An adult weighs an average of 45 pounds, however, there are records of these turtles tipping the scales at 70 pounds. Shortly before Christmas, one of CROWs volunteers picked up an injured snapping turtle in North Fort Myers. It was evident by its injuries that it had been hit by a car. A pain medication was immediately administered to make the patient more comfortable while topical antibiotics and bandages were applied to its wounds. This treatment was continued during his stay at the clinic. Additionally, the staff ensured it made daily trips outside to a plastic kiddie pool, which enabled proper hydration and allowed it to bask in the warm Florida sunshine. On February 9, Dr. Heather placed a fiberglass patch over its shell defect. It was released the following day in Fort Myers near deep water, which was a more suitable environment than the one from which he came. If you do not have the time to spare to volunteer, consider sponsoring CROWs patients, as they do not have health insurance to cover their bills. You may specify that your donation to be used to help specific patients or species. Go to CROWs website for more information. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from the Gulf Coast of Florida. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: www.crowclinic. org. This snapping turtle, nicknamed the chunky monkey, has since lost weight on CROWs custom exercise regimen 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


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 201234 Sanibel Oscar Night CeremonyBIG ARTS Film Society invites all film fans to a special reception and screening of The African Queen at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 5 to celebrate Sanibel Oscar Night. A pre-film awards ceremony will include locals dressed as Hollywood stars. The Sanibel Oscar award winners will be announced, followed by the film and a champagne 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, Island Cinema and Watson McRae Gallery. The African Queen, starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn, is the classic John Huston film set in Africa during World War I. Bogart won the 1952 Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and The African Queen was nominated for three other Academy Awards. The celebration will mark the conclusion of the two-month long Oscar Contender Series screened on Wednesdays at Island Cinema. Enhanced by surround sound, the digitally-restored The African Queen will be shown in the comfort of Schein Hall, with a high-definition projection system and large screen. Listening devices are available. The $15 ticket includes admission to the film, ceremony and champagne reception. Everyone is invited to dress up for the red carpet and hear the 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. 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 on Sanibel, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Edina Lessack, Maryann Bell and Mike Macray prepare for the Red Carpet Annie Leibovitz Visits BIG ARTSsubmitted by Barbara Joy CooleyTheres a surprise at every Island Jazz concert. The surprise at the February 19 performance at BIG ARTS was a visit from Annie Leibovitz, one of the worlds most renowned portrait photographers. She is the niece of Island Jazz singer Sally-Jane Heit. Island Jazz will perform free concerts on February 26, March 4 and 18, and all five Sundays in April. Concerts begin at 3 p.m. in the Boler Garden at BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. Beach chairs are recommended because seating is limited. In case of rain, the concert moves into the covered Gainer Veranda. For more information, call Tom or Barbara Cooley at 472-8568. Pictured from left are Don Stark, Gene Federico, Louis Pradt, Harry Reiner, Bob Schroepfer, Annie Liebovitz, Judy Harrington, Al Fuller, Sally-Jane Heit, George Williams, Bill Johns and Babe VanDeVelde photo by Barbara Joy Cooley www.prawnbroker.comFish Market open at 11:00 am 703 Tarpon Bay Rd 472-3128 Serving 4:30-9:30 pm 7 days Oyster Bar open 4:00 pm Corner of Cypress Lake Dr. and McGregor Blvd. 489-2226Celebrating 33 Years of Fresh Fish! ZAGAT ZAGATSURVEY Busy and big, these seafood chain links in Ft. Myers and Sanibel are among the best for fresh sh with simple and honest preparations such as the house specialty crunchy grouper in portions hat are more than enough; moderate prices and friendly service further explain why regulars advise that you must make reservations in winter. We couldnt have said it better ourselves! 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! Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or emailpress@islandsunnews.com


35 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 2012 Find Us on Facebook Live Entertainment 8pm-11pm Wed Fri Stone Crab Claws Are HERE! Lunch & Dinner Daily Happy Hour Nightly ArtPoems Adds Dance, African Music To Annual PerformanceArtPoems, the collaborative trans-media poet and artist project, will celebrate its sixth year at BIG ARTS on Friday, February 24. There will be a reception at 7 p.m., with the presentation to follow at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission seating. The group of Southwest Florida artists and poets collaborated to produce poems inspired by artworks and artworks inspired by poems. Poets will perform their poems, ballads, Fibonacci poems and free verse while the artworks are exhibited. This year, Dance Alliance, a dance troupe collaborative, will perform with African drummers, two guitarists, a flutist, and a multi-instrumentalist. Collaborating visual artists are Pam Brodersen, Peg Cullen, Pascale Doxy, Cheryl Fausel, Stephen Hayford, Philip Heubeck, Shelia Hoen, Hollis Jeffcoat, Dennis Joyce, David King, Doug MacGregor, Andi McCarter and J.R. 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 on Sanibel. ArtPoems will be presented at the Alliance for the Arts at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 1. Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. Visit www.BIGARTS.org for more event and performance information, including links to performers websites. To purchase tickets, stop by BIG ARTS or call the Marks Box Office at 395-0900. Memory: Berlin 1990 by Philip Heubeck, inspired a poem by Joe Pacheco The ArtistOn Wednesday, February 29 at 1 p.m., Island Cinema will show the final movie 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. Other movies in the series will be announced prior to the weekly showing. The Artist is director Michel Hazaniviouss homage to silent era Hollywood. It stars Berenice Bejo and Jean Dujardin, who won Best Actor at Cannes for the role as George Valentin. The Artist, a throwback movie silent, black and white, and starring two unknown leads is a favorite to win the best picture award at this years Academy Awards. Its 1927. Arguably Hollywoods most admired movie screen idol, George Valentin, is enjoying the success of his latest picture, The Russian Affair. He enjoys his work and the adulation he receives by being a movie star, as witnessed by how he hogs the spotlight during The Russian Affairs post premiere bows. Peppy Miller is an aspiring young actress, who literally runs into Valentin at the premiere, which ends up being a launching pad to her Hollywood acting career. The advent of talking pictures brings a reversal to their fortunes as Kinograph, the movie studio where Valentin is under contract is looking for fresh faces such as Miller to star in their talking pictures, while Valentin resists the entire notion of talking pictures. Peppy, who appreciates everything that Valentin did for her career, tries to help him as much as she can, but Valentin may have to decide on his own where and if he fits into Hollywood, one where he doesnt think that audiences want to hear him speak. The Artist has been nominated for 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director (Hazanavicius), Best Actor (Dujardin), Best Supporting Actress (Bejo), Best Screenplay and Best Score.


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 201236 From page 1Sanibel Music Festivalimpressed. They have been chosen to do the Festivals 2012 Educational Outreach Program at the Sanibel Elementary School,sponsored by Sanibel Captiva Community Bank. Their program will include Haydns Quartet in C major, Op.20, No.2; Bartoks Quartet No.5 and Quartet No.4; and Ravels Quartet in F major. Sponsored by the L.A.T Foundation Tuesday, March 6 The Weilerstein Trio includes renowned violinist and teacher Donald Weilerstein, his wife, pianist Vivian Hornick Weilerstein, and their cellist daughter Alisa, who is now one of the busiest soloists in the world. For this performance, cellist Dan McDonough of the Jupiter String Quartet has been engaged to replace Alisa, who has a scheduling conflict. Donald and Vivian Weilerstein are professors at the New England Conservatory and at Juilliard. The Boston Globe wrote that passion is the hallmark of the Weilersteins playing. Their program will include Schumanns Duos pour violon et violoncelle avec accompagnement de piano daprs les; tudes en Forme de Canon, Op. 56; Beethovens Piano Trio in D major, Op. 70, No. 1, Ghost; and Dvoraks Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 26. Sponsored by Roz and Jim Marks. Saturday, March 10 The Jerusalem String Quartet became the first artists to win a second BBC Music Magazine Award when their Harmonia Mundl recording of Haydn String Quartets Volume 2 was voted Best Chamber Music Recording of the Year. They have played all major U.S. cities, as well as Wigmore Hall, London; the Bath Festival; and Amsterdams Concertgebouw. Superlatives are inadequate in describing how fine the playing is from one of the young, yet great quartets of our time, stated Joanne Talbot, The Strad, May 2009. Their program will include Beethovens Quartet in G major, Op. 18, No.2; Debussys Quartet in G minor, Op. 10; and Brahms Quartet in A minor, Op. 51, No. 2. Sponsored by Hazel and David Barber, Patty and Attila Molnar, and Bunny and Joel Ospa. Tuesday, March 13 In 2099, Di Wu made her New York Alice Tully Hall recital debut as winner of Juilliards William Petsehek Piano Debut Recital Award, was named Artist of the Month by Musical America. com, was awarded a Vendome Virtuoso prize at Lisbons prestigious Vendome Competition, and won one of the coveted prizes at the 13th Van Cliburn International Competition. Her past season featured debuts with the Philadelphia Orchestra, at Chicagos Ravinia Festival, at the Cincinnati May Festival and in Tokyo, where she appeared as a soloist with orchestra in front of an audience of 11,000. Her program will include Scriabins Enigme, Op. 52, No. 2; Caresse danse, Op. 57, No. 2; Scriabins Sonata No. 7 in F-sharp major, Op. 64,The White Mass; Beethovens Fifteen Variations with Fugue in E-flat major, Op. 35, Eroica; and Brahms Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5. Sponsored by Gene and Lee Seidler and Janet and Joseph Davie. Tuesday, March 20 Widely regarded as the premiere piano trio of its generation, the Claremont Trio was the first winner of the Kalichstein-LaredoRobinson International Trio Award and the only piano trio ever to win the Young Concert Artists International Auditions. Twin sisters Emily (violin) and Julia (cello) Bruskin formed the Trio with Donna Kwong (piano) at The Juilliard School in 1999. The Trio has received a Critics Choice Award from BBC Magazine. The sisters both play old French instruments. Their program will include Mozarts Trio in B-flat major, K. 502; Shostakovichs Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op 67; and Mendelssohns Trio in D minor, Op.49. Sponsored by Janet and Joseph Davie. Saturday, March 24 Violist, author and popular NPR music commentator Miles Hoffman is the American Chamber Players (ACP) founder. Among todays most versatile and innovative chamber music ensembles, the ACP was formed in 1985 from a core group of artists of the Library of Congress Summer Chamber Festival. Hoffmans six member ensemble of piano, string trio, flute and clarinet is known for creating programs with a unique mix of instrumental combinations, ranging from duos through works for the full sextet. The ensemble performs Weilerstein Trio Dan McDonough Jerusalem String Quartet Di Wu Claremont Trio American Chamber Players


repertoire ranging from familiar masterpieces, to neglected gems, to newly commissioned American works. Their program will include Mozarts Quartet for Clarinet and Strings in C major, K. 285b; Milhauds Suite for Clarinet, Violin and Piano, Op. 157b; Bruchs Selections from Eight Pieces for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, Op. 83; Blochs Concertino for Flute, Viola and Piano; Arnolds Divertimento for Flute, Clarinet and Violin, Op. 37; and Beethovens Quartet for Piano and Strings in E-flat major, Op. 16. Sponsored by Sue and Tom Pick. Tuesday, March 27 For 26 years, the Opera Theater of Connecticut has provided young professional singers the opportunity to practice their craft. This year, OTC will perform opera scenes from Puccini in a program titled Puccini Brought To Life. Artistic director Alan Mann will add his witty and informative commentary. Several of the companys gifted young singers, who have performed at the festival through the years, have gone on to the Met, the New York City Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago. Kate Ford, co-founder of the company, serves as general director and Kyle Swann is the musical director. Their program will include opera scenes from Puccini and more Sponsored by the Estate of Christine Johnson, Tween Waters Inn and Friends of Opera. Tickets may be purchased for the seven concert series at $230, a savings of $35, by contacting the Sanibel Music Festival, P.O. Box 1623, Sanibel, FL 33957-1623, by calling 344-7025 or by logging on to www.sanibelmusicfestival.org. Single tickets may be purchased by mail, phone and are available at Bank of the Islands, 1699 Periwinkle Way, and Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, 2477 Library Way on Sanibel Island. The Sanibel Music Festival, celebrating its 26th season, presents world renowned artists during the month of March at the Congregational church on Sanibel. Incorporated in 1987 as a non-for-profit organization, its mission is to present classical music of the highest standard at affordable prices and to promote the careers of young artists through performance opportunities. Sanibel Music Festival is grateful for the support of the Lee County and Southwest Florida Community Foundation. Sanibel Music Festival thanks Piano Distributors, Inc. and Yamaha Corporation of America for graciously providing the Yamaha CFIIIS Concert Grand Piano, sponsored by Mary Paige and Steven Abbott and Congress Jewelers. Opera Theater of Connecticut 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: Bad Banditos; 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. 37 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 2012 Island Writers Will Share StoriesOn Friday, March 2 members from the Island Writers Groups will be featured at the First Friday Stories for Grownups at the Sanibel Library. The program is from 1 to 3 p.m. If youve been to any of the semi-annual Writers Reads held on the island, you probably know most of them (the next Writers Read will be March 15). The six writers who will be reading at First Friday are: Wally Kain, Di Saggau, Mort Levy, Jane Hogg, Mike Derechin, and Carole Fallon. Kain is a former Sanibel mayor, Saggau made her living as a radio news director and newscaster in Omaha, Derechin and Levy are retired doctors, Hogg is well read columnist and Fallon is everyones favorite Scot. First Fridays Stories for Grownups has become a favorite attraction for many islanders and visitors. Thats because the featured story tellers are fascinating, and in the second half of the program, some members of the audience get to tell a story as well. Dr. Sid Simon is the emcee of the program.Come early, seating is limited. For more information, call the library at 472-2483.


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 201238 BIG ARTS Announces Three Speakers For New Frontiers Health & Science LecturesBIG ARTS presents three distinguished speakers who will explore leading issues in the worlds of health and science as part of its New Frontiers Lecture Series. Speakers include Dr. Jay Apt, a renewable energy expert (Saturday, March 17); Joshua Foer, a U.S. Memory Champion and author of the best-selling Moonwalking With Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything (Wednesday, March 21); and Dr. Anthony Ritaccio, a researcher in the Human Brain Mapping Program (Thursday, April 12). Tickets are $26 for general admission $26 and $10 for students. All lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. in BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. Group ticket rates are available. As director of Carnegie Mellon Universitys Electricity Industry Center, Dr. Apt is an esteemed and accomplished professor of technology. During his tenure as an astronaut, he flew four missions aboard U.S. Space Shuttles Atlantis and Endeavour, and is the recipient of a NASA Distinguished Service Medal for his significant contributions in the field of engineering. Dr. Apt is regularly published in The New York Times and Washington Post. His BIG ARTS lecture is titled Energy Whats Next? Renewables, Battery Vehicles, Gas, Coal & Energy Independence. The recently published author of The New York Times best-selling Moonwalking With Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything Foer is a science journalist who has written for National Geographic, Esquire and Slate. Moonwalking recounts Foers experience attending the 2005 U.S. Memory Championship to interview mental athletes for a journal piece on people with enhanced memory capabilities. He quickly became fascinated by the world of mnemonics and immersed himself in the challenge of training his own memory. A year later, he returned to the annual competition as a contender and became the Memory Champion of 2006. Foer received Dr. Jay Apt Joshua Foer Dr. Anthony Ritaccio 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


39 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 2012a $1.2 million advance for the book in 2006 at age 24 by Penguin Publishers. Film rights have recently been optioned for the story. Foer will challenge his audiences to become masters at their own memory game, whether in the boardroom, classroom or living room. As the director of Albany Medical Colleges Epilepsy and Human Brain Mapping Program, Dr. Ritaccio is an expert in the fields of epileptic research, neurology and clinical neurophysiology. He is also Albany Meds J. Spencer Standish Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery and its vice chairman in the Department of Neurology. Dr. Ritaccio will speak about his ground-breaking research exploring the brain-computer interface. His fascinating research has been featured on CBS News and PBS, and is currently featured as a permanent exhibit in the Hall of Human Origins at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. This title of his lecture is Attention, Intention & Anticipation: Decoding the Brain and Exploring the Brain-Computer Interface. New Frontiers Health & Science Lecture Series Grand Patron Series Sponsor FineMark National Bank & Trust. To purchase tickets and learn more about upcoming events and speakers at BIG ARTS, call the Marks Box Office at 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Critically-acclaimed and awardwinning singer/songwriter Jim Van Slyke brings his massively popular Sedaka Show to BIG ARTS on Friday, March 2 at 8 p.m. in Schein Performance Hall, 900 Dunlop Road. Van Slyke has headlined concert stages around the globe with The Sedaka Show. Neil Sedaka himself has not only joined Van Slyke on stage for a duet during performances in Hollywood, San Francisco and New York City, but has also highly endorsed the tribute. After seeing the show, Sedaka gushed, I had the great pleasure of seeing Jim Van Slyke perform a revue of my songs. It blew me away! The voice, the stage presence, the thought and preparation that went into the show were all superb. Ive seen many singers over the years do my songs, but nobody has moved me more than Jim. His performance exceeded my expectations ... Van Slyke ranks performing with Sedaka and receiving Sedakas personal endorsement one of his career highlights, along with his solo performance at The White House, and being a featured entertainer for President Clintons second Inaugural Ball. In 2006, Van Slyke received a prestigious ASCAP Songwriters Award for the self-penned title track off his stunning debut album, Open Road. His second release, 2011s The Sedaka Sessions, is a compilation of songs recorded during Sedaka Show performances. It is available for purchase online through major music retailers. Tickets are $42 for general admission, $47 for loge seats and children 17 and under are $15. Sponsor are R.S. Walsh Landscaping, Inc. and BIG ARTS Angels. To learn more about upcoming performances at BIG ARTS, as well as links to artists sites and information about membership, stop by BIG ARTS, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Van Slyke Brings Sedaka To BIG ARTS Jim Van Slyke in The Sedaka Show Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com S ason S ponso r S how Sp onsor didly giddy musical y y y y y p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p lywood Reporter S S e A splendi H H y Holly


41 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 2012 Rothenberg Predicts Close Election by Max FriedersdorfA close 2012 presidential election is shaping up for this November, according to Dr. Stuart Rothenberg, veteran political analyst who addressed The FORUM at BIG ARTS lecture series last Sunday evening in Schein Hall. President Obama is in much better shape than he was four months ago, Rothenberg explained, with his poll numbers moving up, due to improving economic news. However, Rothenberg expects a close election because the country is polarized. Rothenberg predicted the contest for the Republican presidential nomination will continue for at least a few more weeks, and more strange developments can be expected. The Republican base is angry right now, Rothenberg said the party seems unwilling to embrace Romney. He does best with the moderate wing, but loses among the young, very religious, very conservative and rural. Rothenberg said the overall party attitude toward Rick Santorum is less clear, but the former Pennsylvania senator enjoys a three to four percent lead over Romney and could build additional momentum with the next primaries in Michigan, Arizona, Tennessee and Ohio. Rothenberg extrapolated a situation where conventional wisdom of a Romney nomination could be upended by Santorum. Chances of the GOP race turning to a brokered convention are slight, according to Rothenberg. We dont have these political bosses any more, he added. I dont expect an open convention; there is only a five to 10 percent chance of that. With regard to Congress, Rothenberg expects the Republicans to hold the majority in the House where Democrats need a pick-up of 25 seats to take over. Its not there for the Democrats, Rothenberg explained, as the GOP has solidified its hold through redistricting. In the Senate where the Democrats have a slim 53-47 margin, the Republicans need a pick-up of three seats to tie and four seats to control, Rothenberg added. Twenty-three Democrat seats are up for re-election, compared to only 10 Republicans, with the GOP now having at least a 50 percent chance of winning the Senate. Rothenberg said he expects the next president to be decided by a handful of swing states, including Florida, Virginia, Ohio, Iowa, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Colorado and North Carolina. During the question session Rothenberg was asked about the possibility of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush becoming the GOP nominee. Rothenberg extolled the virtues of Bush and commented, He would be by far the best candidate if he had a different last name. The Bush brand is damaged, but will recover. Dr. Stuart Rothernberg ZAGAT ZAGAT.COM R ated by : 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 OnlineFrom page 40Magg To SpeakMagazine. She has been a resident of Sanibel for the past 26 years and is a founding member of the Gulf Coast Writers Association (GCWA). She has produced newsletters and designed and maintains the GCWA and Sanibel Historical Museum and Village websites. Maggs non-fiction book was released in November 2011. The story of Sanibel and Captiva Islands stretches back over 300 years, to a time when natives roamed the islands and Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon first met and tried to subdue the Calusa Indians in San Carlos Bay in 1513. The next few centuries were flooded with pioneers, fishermen and clergymen in their quest to tame the wilderness in search of a better life. Discover how anthropologist Frank Cushing visited pioneer Sam Ellis in 1895 after the farmer discovered bones on his homestead and how President Theodore Roosevelts men saved a little girl from drowning when he lived on a houseboat in Captiva to study local marine life. For more information, call the Captiva Memorial Library at 533-4890.


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 201242 Brigadoon Emerges At Broadway PalmBroadway Palm Dinner Theatre presents the highland fantasy Brigadoon, playing February 23 through March 31. Brigadoon is Lerner and Loewes mystical tale of love that transcends time. The story of two American tourists, Tommy and Jeff, who get lost in the highlands of Scotland and stumble upon an enchanted, misty town called Brigadoon that is not found on any map. As the blessed town prepares to celebrate a wedding, Tommy falls in love with one of the villages inhabitants, Fiona. Only then do Tommy and Jeff discover the secret of Brigadoon: the mysterious little town reawakens for only one day, once every hundred years. The Lerner and Lowe score includes the song Almost Like Being In Love. The blissful Scottish Village Brigadoon emerges at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. Performances are Tuesday through Sunday evenings, with selected matinees. Ticket prices range from $27 to $51, with group discounts available for parties of 20 or more. Tickets are now on sale and can be reserved by calling 278-4422, by visiting www.BroadwayPalm.com or by stopping by the box office, located at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Dance routine performed during Brigadoon Seminar For Women LeadersPat Dorsey, CFA, vice chairman and director of research and strategy at the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, will lead a February 28 Women Opportunity Wealth (WOW) presentation to local women leaders at The Sanctuary Golf Club on Sanibel. The theme is From Macro to Micro: What Do You Really Need to Know to Make Sound Investment Decisions Cutting through the Clutter. Dorsey appears regularly on Bloomberg TV, Fox TV and CNBC, is the author of two books; The Five Rules for Successful Stock Investing and The Little Book that Builds Wealth, and has been quoted in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, The New York Times, and Bloomberg Business Week. He holds a masters degree in political science from Northwestern University and a bachelors degree in government from Wesleyan University. He is a CFA charter holder and sought-after speaker at numerous industy events throughout the United States. Women interested in attending the event should contact Phyllis Gibson at 4728300 or email pgibson@sancaptrustco.com for information and reservations. Seating is limited. Pat Dorsey ONE LARGE 16 CHEESE PIZZA PIZZA & & 10 10 WINGS WINGS Across from CVS in Palm Ridge PlaceDELIVERY AVAILABLE TUE.SAT PM CLOSECALL AHEAD 472-2555~ OPEN ~Mon. 7am-3pm Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 7am-8pm Fri & Sat. 7am-9pm Sun. SeasonalWinner 2010 Taste of the Islands Voted BEST PizzaWe now sell beer!VALID FROM 4-8PM PICK-UP ONLY. TOPPINGS EXTRA, $1 EACH. NOT VALID WITH OTHER COUPONS OR OFFERS. EXPIRES 03/02/12 $14.99 BUY ONE ICE CREAM GET ONE FREE 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 The The MLB Ticket MLB Ticket SPECIALS SPECIALS BEER & WINE BEER & WINE 28 BEERS ON TAP! 28 BEERS ON TAP!Check us out Check us out on facebook on facebookCOMING SOON: SANIBEL RED ALE! COMING SOON: SANIBEL RED ALE! Make your reservations today! 1231 Middle Gulf Drive472-4646 Dinner for 2 for $30.00 with a glass of house wine eachChoose any entree from our SUNSET DINING MENU*Choice of: soup or salad comes with potato, veggie, hot baked bread and fresh herb olive oil Available only from 5:00-6:30 pm daily!(Does not include tax or gratuity. Not valid on Holidays)*Excluding Grouper. Expires March 31, 2012 Book SigningSanibel Moodscapes is a passionate, poetic and photographic tribute to Sanibel Island by Sanibel author/photographer Angelika Geerlof. Geerlof will be at The Island Book Nook on Thursday, March 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with her book and other examples of her work such as calendars, postcards, notecards, and prints. Partial profit of all product sold is allocated for Cancer Research in memory of Geerlofs late husband Raymond.


YOUR ISLAND. YOUR CLUB.Offering Golf, Tennis and the Newly Revitalized Social Membership NOW OPEN FOR DINNERWEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY, 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 dinner, during February and March. (Not to include beverages or gratuities or Sunday Buffet)SUNDAY PRIME RIB BUFFET, 5PM-8PMSlow-roasted prime rib and chefs choice carving stations, pasta station, salad station, potato and vegetable du jour.$19.95++ per person Open to the PublicPh. 239.472.3355 | www.dunesgolfsanibel.com | 949 Sand Castle Road, Sanibel 43 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 2012


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 201244 The Sultan Of The Steinway Is Puttin On The Ritz At BIG ARTS BIG ARTS is Puttin On The Ritz for its upcoming Annual Benefit on Monday, February 27 at 6:30 p.m. The fundraiser will take place at BIG ARTS Center, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. The benefit includes a special piano and vocal tribute by Steve Ross to the King of Debonair, Fred Astaire. In The Palm Beach Daily News, David Frye writes ...like Astaire, it is Ross interpretation of the material, selling every nuance of a song in a unique style that is insightful but not overdone, along with his sheer dedication to the art form that makes the show work in a very satisfying way. In the St. Louis Riverfront Times Dennis Brown calls Ross, The Sultan of the Steinway. Ross will be joined onstage on second piano by Bruno Casolari. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Boler Garden, with fine fare catered by The Sanctuary Golf Club. Ross takes the stage with Casolari at 8 p.m., with champagne and dessert to follow in the Boler Garden. Tickets start at $150. Call BIG ARTS Marks Box Office at 395-0900 for additional ticket offers. Black and white attire is requested. The evening is being planned by Annual Benefit chairs Susie Freund and Susan Heisler. Grand Benefactor Sponsors are John M. and Mary Jo Boler; Grand Patron Sponsors are Deborah and John La Gorce, Patricia and Davis Thurber, and FineMark National Bank & Trust; Patron Sponsors are Congress Jewelers, Chicos FAS, Inc., Tween Waters Inn, The L.A.T. Foundation and John and Susan Freund; and Event Sponsor Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. This event will support BIG ARTS mission to provide quality cultural and educational experiences to the residents and visitors of Sanibel, Captiva and neighboring communities. For further information about concerts at BIG ARTS events or to purchase tickets, visit BIG ARTS Center, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Steve Ross selected by Don BrownCaribbean Cruiseby DL BrowOn the swaying body of the huge Carnival woman with wet blue skirt in teaming wild sea I float on grass and weed in my soft white bed by long narrow hall mirrored each end bulbs fluorescent endless caves and I wonder what swims below these fifteen decks in the bosom of the sea? Don Brown, retired architect and native Floridian, is author of Florida Scrub Country, Joy in the Moment and Passage Through Mangroves, poetry books available from the Sanibel and Captiva Libraries. His books can be browsed online at iUniverse.com/ bookstore. He is poet laureate of the MIT Class of 1951. Poetic Voices 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 BEST KEPT BEST KEPT SECRET ON THE SECRET ON THE ISLANDS! ISLANDS! BRING THE WHOLE BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY! FAMILY! 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel 239-395-2300 239-395-2300www.HungryHeron.com FRIDAY LOBSTER FEASTWhole Maine LobsterLimited Availability ALL-YOU-CAN-EATSPECIALSMONDAY NIGHT PRIME RIB includes baked potato and grilled vegetablesFISH FRY EVERY DAY Noon til closeincludes French fries and corn on the cobISLAND SHRIMP Noon til closeMix n match coconut fried or grilled includes French fries and corn on the cob$1695 $1995 $1795 All special offers good with ad, one per customer, coupons not good in conjunction with any other offer or c oupon, tax and gratuity added before discounts, expires 03-02-12. KIDS EAT FREEWith the purchase of one $15.95 and up entree Kids (10 and under) receive one free kids meal. Not valid with any other promotion or discount, Must present ad. 10% OFF FOODLunch or Dinner Every Day BEER BATTERED FISH N CHIPS BASKET$9.95 Every DayIncludes French fries and coleslawOPEN 7 DAYS! Palm Ridge RoadPeriwinkle WayW EHungry Heron Across from CVS Island PawsA Very Unique Pet Shop! Just Three Doors DownHeres whats cooking for Breakfast & Lunch Serving Breakfast All DAY, Every Day!Youll always find something special at the Over Easy Cafe.Outdoor & Indoor Dining Breakfast & Lunch Scan To Go Online Like us on Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


45 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 2012 Chiseled: The Core Of Man Exhibit To Open At Art Of The OlympiansThe evoking spirit, figure and form of man is captured in Art of the Olympians newest exhibit Chisled: The Core Of Man. Fascinated by the human body and movement, Italian Olympian Emanuela Pierantozzi captures the beauty of the human spirit at its core through sculpture. She started sculpting in 2001 and is now a professional sculptor as well as a judo instructor, and is on the faculty of the University of Bologna. Pierantozzi is a two-time medalist in Olympic judo and has won numerous European and World championship competitions. She is also a member of the Italian Olympic Committee. Pierantozzi uses bronze, stone and other natural materials to capture the strength of the human form in her sculptural works in a new exhibit Chiseled: The Core Of Man. According to Pierantozzi, a strong balance of athletics and art complements ones spirit. Chiseled: The Core Of Man will be on display through April at the Art of the Olympians Museum and Gallery, 1300 Hendry Street in Fort Myers. The exhibit will feature several new pieces by Pierantozzi. A welcome reception for the artist will be held on Friday, March 2 from 6 to 10 p.m., where visitors will have an opportunity to meet Pierantozzi. Admission to the event is free. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery is closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays. For more information, visit www.artoftheolympians.org or call 332-5055. Emanuela Pierantozzis sculpture, Man 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 March 6, 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. Author To Visit Baileys Baileys General Store will have Beth Hillson on hand Wednesday, February 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a book signing. Hillson is author of a recipe book for gluten free meals titled Gluten-Free Makeovers. When Hillson was diagnosed with celiac disease in 1976, she had nowhere to turn for recipes, products or support. She attended culinary school so she could ask the right questions when she ate in restaurants. As she worked with mainstream recipes, she discovered nearly every recipe could be recreated using gluten-free ingredients as long as she stuck to the original ratios. Soon, she was baking her way back to the tasty treats she had given up. This launched a lifelong journey to help provide delicious and healthy food for herself and others. In 1993, Hillson founded the GlutenFree Pantry, one of the first gluten-free companies in the U.S. The company was sold in 2005 but Hillsons passion for creating delicious gluten-free foods continued and it was the inspiration for Gluten-Free Makeovers and a blog of the same name, www.glutenfreemakeovers.com Hillson is president of the American Celiac Disease Alliance, a volunteer advocacy group that works on celiac causes such as the FDA gluten-free labeling regulations; food editor of Living Without Magazine; and editor of a weekly e-newsletter for www.glutenfree.com. Beth Hillson


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 201246 Childrens Author To Sign Books At 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 Seasonal Resident Honored With Merit AwardDan Winters, a seasonal resident of Sanibel Arms, was honored with a merit award with ribbon by the Sanibel Art League, of which he is a long time member. His painting Boat Rentals was done at Jensens Marina on Captiva during an art league paintout. Winters, a retired attorney from Pittsburgh, has been painting and teaching art classes on Sanibel for many years. He is a signature member of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society and also a long time member of the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society. He has been honored as an award winner with both. Dan Winters Have you seen the new childrens book about Sanibels crocodile?Books available at:The Island Book Nook MacIntosh Books The Sanibel Island Bookshop Jerrys Market Baileys General Store C.R.O.W. Tarpon Bay Gift Shop Dcrocodile@comcast.net Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com Food Atmosphere Service 1/2 10/7/11 12984 S. Cleveland Ave. Fort Myers 239-433-4449Michael Bratta & Brenda Biddle invite you to experience our newly renovated dining room.LIVE MUSIC NIGHTLYDance Floor HAPPY HOUR 4 pm 6:30 pm 1/2 price drinks and discount appetizers SERVING LUNCHMon-Fri 11 am 4 pm Dinner 7 days 4 pm closeBennigans, Biddles & now Brattas has never tasted so good!!!Go to our website for additional coupons www.brattasristorante.comIf You Liked Biddles on Summerlin, You will LOVE Brattas on 41 FIND USNEW MENU ITEMS!Lobster Tail, Alaskan King Crab, Snow Crab, Cajun Chicken Tortellini Pasta, Shrimp & Crab Ceviche, Crab Stu ed Mahi Mahi & Much More! TRY OUR EVERYDAY EARLY BIRD 2 ENTREES FOR $20.00 4pm-5:30pmWith the purchase of two beverages (enjoy Happy Hour with this o er) ENTERTAINMENT Danny Sino & The Jazz Trio Thurs 2/23 & Mon 2/27 Dusk From Sinatra to Lynyrd Skynyrd Every Wednesday Jimmy Niteclub From Chicago 2/25 Paul & Renata Rock The House Fri 2/24 & every Tuesday Bonnie Lancaster Every Sunday 1 /2 FISH Names Unsung Heroes For many years, Dr. Edward LaMotta, Dr. Lyle Hotchkiss, and Reggie Mathai have been assisting FISH (Friends In Service Here) clients in need of medical care, dental care and medications on a pro bono basis. Often, if a FISH client requires care and does not have any insurance privately or through the state of Florida, these professionals will provide pro bono care and assistance. Dr. LaMotta and his staff have been providing medical care for FISH clients on a pro bono basis for several years. They continue to provide professional, quality care for the uninsured needy in the community. Dr. Hotchkiss has been providing dental services to many on Sanibel and Captiva for many years., along with his wife Cookie. They are always happy to assist those who are experiencing serious dental concerns. Mathai has provided help to FISH clients, adults and children, who lack medical insurance and cannot afford to purchase necessary medications prescribed by their physicians. FISH calls them unsung heroes and Executive Director Maggi Feiner says, Words could never express our sincere gratitude for their generosity. Dr. Edward LaMotta Dr. Lyle Hotchkiss Reggie Mathai


47 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 2012 Peter Max Brings Pop Art To Naplesby Jeff LysiakThroughout his long and illustrious career as one of Americas most celebrated pop artists, Peter Max has had the opportunity to meet some of the best known celebrities in the world. He has painted the last seven presidents of the United States, has been named the official artist for five Super Bowls, the World Series, the Kentucky Derby and the 2006 U.S. Winter Olympic Team and became friends with all four members of The Beatles. As creator of some of the most instantly recognizable works of contemporary art, Max is quite literally a living legend. Renowned for his bold, vibrantly colored creations on canvas as well as threedimensional items, Max will be appearing this weekend at The Mercado Shops Gallery in Naples. An exhibition of his works will include his famous Umbrella Man, several American flag pieces, the historic 10-cent stamp bearing the title Preserve The Environment and a number of sports-themed works.In addition, there will be presentations of never-before-seen celebrity portraits, which Max has also become known for during his five-decade career as a professional artist.But in 1969, another artist dubbed Max a celebrity in his own right. The publisher of Life Magazine invited me to lunch, so I brought along a friend of mine Andy Warhol, Max said by phone last week. After the lunch was over, some of the staff from the magazine showed up with stacks of magazines in their arms. I had done an interview for them, but I didnt know that they were going to put me on their cover! According to Max, Warhol picked up a copy of the magazine, held it up and said, My God, Peter! Youre a household name! Over the next few years, Max became the countrys most celebrated pop artist, appearing on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and The Ed Sullivan Show. He became licensed to create artwork for more than 70 corporations and organizations, including Levi Strauss Jeans, 7Up, General Electric and the American Cancer Society. And, after all these years, Max still cherishes the friendships he made back in his early days as an artist. In fact, two of his most famous acquaintances are Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.I was close with all of them (The Beatles), he noted. Ringo and I speak quite often.Several years ago, Max painted a Baldwin Baby Grand piano for his friend Starr, who according to Max had tears in his eyes when I presented it to him. That piano, autographed by the artist, Starr and McCartney, was recently auctioned off at The Grammys MusiCares Dinner. It sold for $175,000. Max also shared a story about the opportunity he had to collaborate with The Fab Four on an animated project, which eventually became the film Yellow Submarine, back in 1967. That movie was to be based on my artwork, but they wanted me to travel to an animation studio they were working with over in Germany, which would have took seven to 12 months to complete, said Max. I called the boys and told them I cant leave my family for that long. They eventually found an artist named Heinz Edelmann, who was kind of known as The German Peter Max. He did a wonderful job with Yellow Submarine. Peter Max will appear at The Mercado Shops Gallery, 9115 Strada Place, Suite 5130 in Naples this Saturday, February 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Sunday, February 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. Reservations are requested and may be made by calling 888-5138385. For additional information, visit www.petermax.com. Pop artist Peter Max, left, with friend and former Beatle Ringo Starr, standing in front of the Baldwin Baby Grand piano Max painted for Starr in 2005


Shellabration Gala on pages 20B & 21B NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands BUSINESS REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS VOL. 19, NO. 35 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA FEBRUARY 24, 2012 B BSECTIONSanibel Stoop Shatters Treasure Hunt Recordby Jeff LysiakShell enthusiasts came from near and far to Bowmans Beach last Friday morning, when more than 800 people took part in a history-making Sanibel Stoop. According to event planners, the number of participants who registered to take part in the February 17 effort more than quadrupled the total required to shatter the existing Guinness Book of World Records mark in the Treasure Hunt category. At 9 a.m., a long line of people crowded the beach entrance path, where event organizers signed up would-be stoopers, which officially kicked off Shellabration! 2012, and continues through Sunday, March 4. We love shelling and we love Sanibel, said Susan Schoenherr, who was joined by her husband, Tyler. It feels sort of special to be a part of this. Shortly before 10 a.m., planners estimated the crowd to have swelled beyond 700. Those who wanted to take part in the mass stoop waited in line for almost an hour before being released onto Bowmans Beach for the recordsetting attempt. Chris Cameron and Tanya Lawrence, who drove down earlier in the day from their home in Ruskin, were the first participants in line, having continued on page 19B An aerial image of Fridays record-setting Sanibel Stoop event on Bowmans Beach photo courtesy of Lee County VCB Students from the Childrens Education Center of the Islands participated in the Sanibel Stoop then posed for a picture in fron t of the giant junonia. The junonia was created by the Island Sun for Shellabration! 2012. Back row from left are: Director Jana Yat es and teachers Silvia Nuenlist-Zavala and Lu Sares. photo by Kirstin Sawicki


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 20122B American Legion Post 123 NewsEvery Friday, American Legion Post 123 serves up a fish fry with cole slaw, beans and hushpuppies from 4 to 8 p.m. Cost is $10. Sunday, February 26, its BBQ ribs and chicken from 1 to 8 p.m. Cost is $12. Live music with Chris Coile is from 5:30 to 7:30. Every Monday night is 8 ball pool league at 6 p.m. Stop in and watch some great shootin. Texas hold em is played every Thursday night at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. Players are welcome. Try the six-ounce ribeye steak sandwich, served all day Friday or one of the famous half-pound burgers, served every day. There are daily specials and food is served all day every day. The public is welcome. American Legion Post 123 is located at mile marker 3 on Sanibel-Captiva Road, open Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 9 p.m. For more information call 4729979. Hortoons Exceptional Homes of Exceptional Size NOW EXCEPTIONALLY PRICED NEAR SANIBEL ISLAND... Only 3 Homesites Remain 21 COUNTRY ESTATES LOCATED IN THE IONA-SANIBEL CORRIDORIt all adds up to an exceptional lifestyle at Shenandoah, and it begins with extraordinary luxury homes of uncommon size and character by CarltonNaumann Homes. ese elegant estate homes with three, four and ve bedrooms are situated around a picturesque ve-acre lake on spacious wideopen 1-acre home sites. Choose from courtyard-style homes and other grandiose residences that boast the nest upgrades, comfort and beauty. Follow McGregor to Iona & Cook Roadsemail: cnchomes@earthlink.netFor Information Contact Mark Naumann 239.454.1333 or 239.898.2928Email editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


SANIBEL CAPTIVA SANIBEL SANIBEL CAPTIVA CAPTIVA SANIBEL CAPTIVA SANIBEL SANIBEL SANIBEL SANIBEL SANIBEL Follow us on 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths Beautifully Updated Private Estate Unparalleled Gulf Views Wraparound Lanais & Gorgeous Pool $3,695,000 MLS 2110707 Jane Reader Weaver, 239.472.1302SANIBELS FINEST SUBDIVISION Colonial East Indies Style-8BD/7.5BA Oversized, Heated Pool, Tennis Court, Boat Dock Coconut Cottage 1BD Guest House Included Private Beach Access & More $3,990,000 MLS 2801386 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435THE SANDHURST ESTATE ON CAPTIVA 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 Private Townhouse Completely Remodeled 2 Bedroom, Plus Den, 2-baths Wrap Around Porches $499,000 MLS 2100065 Burns Family Team, 239.464.2984SNUG HARBOR 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 239.281.4435GATED TARPON BAY 4BD/4BA Gulf Coast Estate Cottage Feel with Exquisite Fine Amenities Gulf Side Porches Lead to Beach Outstanding Rental History $4,850,000 MLS 2111268 Sarah Ashton 239.691.4915ONE-OF-A-KIND CAPTIVA GEM 2BD/2BA Rare to Market Privately Situated & Beautifully Remodeled Luscious Grounds & Large Pool Gulf of Mexico Views $1,099,000 MLS 2120224 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984OWN THE ENTIRE FLOOR 2BD/3BA with Whimsical, Eclectic Dcor Large Roof Top Deck Lushly Landscaped Pool/Spa/Patio Bayfront Deck, Fireplace and So Much More $1,849,000 MLS 2111332 John & Denice Beggs 239.357.5500EXPANSIVE BAY VIEWS 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms Spectacular Panoramic Water & Golf Course Views Gourmet Kitchen with Wonderful Upgrades Salt Water Pool and Spa $2,095,000 MLS 2110749 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435MEDITERRANEAN MEETS SANIBEL 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Fully Furnished on Beach Close to All Amenities Beautifully Updated Throughout $492,500 MLS 2111123 Sally Davies 239.691.3319PET FRIENDLY FOR OWNERS Furnished 4BD/4BA East End & Steps to Beach Large, Heated Lap Pool Gourmet Kitchen with Granite $899,000 MLS 2701743 Jim Branyon 239.565.3233WALK TO BEACH AND BAY 3 Bedrooms, 3.5-Baths 3,222 S.F. Penthouse Beautiful Gulf of Mexico Views Private Rooftop Sundeck $1,349,000 MLS 2800790 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984WEDGEWOOD OF SANIBEL Furnished 3BD/3BA with Gulf Side Pool Beautiful Private Setting Over 1 Acre Beach Cottage Feel with over 2,400 S.F. Originally Priced at $3,600,000-seller says sell! $2,275,000 MLS 2110997 McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888CHATEAUX BEACH FRONT SANIBEL Open Sat. 2/25 1-4:00 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths Spacious and All on One Level Large, Solar Heated Pool $898,900 MLS 2110322 Cathy Rosario 239.464.22491244 PAR VIEW DRIVE Wonderfully Remodeled 2BD/2BA One of the Nicest Condos Available Beach, Pool, Tennis & More Virtual Tour: BlindPassA105.info $420,000 MLS 2120116 Bob & Viv Radigan 239.691.6240BEACH COTTAGE THEMED CONDO SANIBEL CAPTIVA Large 3BD/3BA at South Seas Resort Direct Waterfront Sunrise Over the Bay Perfect For Rental or Vacation Getaway Steps to Everything you Enjoy on Captiva! $635,000 MLS 2120216 Fred Newman or Vicki Panico, 239.826.2704BAYSIDE VILLA 5338FORT 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 REDUCED OPEN HOUSE OPEN HOUSE NEW LISTING REDUCED REDUCED REDUCED NEW LISTINGISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 20123B FREECommemorative edition Shell Fair Guides available at our Island Real Estate Of ces*while supplies last*We make it easy. You make it home.RoyalShellRealEstate.com (800) 805.0168 Real Estate


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 20124B Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market White Heron SubdivisionSanibel1993 4,482 1,895,0001,725,000 426 Bonita BayBonita Springs2002 4,100 1,695,0001,625,000 268 GlenviewFort Myers Beach1965 2,981 1,199,9001,000,000 36 Winklers SubdivisionFort Myers Beach1948 1,516 850,000850,000 146 Renaissance Fort Myers2006 3,312 795,000770,000 177Shadow Wood at the BrooksBonita Springs2001 2,764 769,000705,000 26 Town & River Fort Myers1974 2,727 699,000635,000 24 Verandah Fort Myers2007 3,356 639,000624,000 105 Beachview Country ClubSanibel1983 1,922 649,000580,000 802 Imperial ShoresBonita Springs2005 2,550 650,000575,000 218Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales S.W. FLORIDAS LEADERS IN REAL ESTATEIf Youre Thinking About Buying or Selling Real Estate, Call McMurray & Nette of Royal Shell Real Estate Today! 239 850 7 88 8 ( M ikes Cell ) Mike @ McMurrayandNette.co m 239 28 1.44 3 5 ( Trevors Cell ) T revor @ McMurra y andNette.com MCMURRAY & NETTEOF ROYAL SHELL REAL ESTATE Realtors Donate $800 To SCASanibel and Captiva Islands Association of Realtors president Glen Simmons, president-elect Bruce Cochrane, immediate past president Judie Anderson and director Kara Cuscaden presented $800 to the Sanibel Community Association on February 9. Sanibel Community Association executive director Teresa Riska-Hall accepted the donation. The Sanibel Community Association (SCA) operates The Community House, located at 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. The organizations mission statement is to enrich community spirit through educational, cultural and social gatherings in our historic Community House. For more information about the Sanibel Community Association, visit www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net. Duplicate BridgeOn Tuesday, February 14 there were 15 tables in play at the Sanihel Community Association. The winners were: North/South 1. Lydia and Walter Freedman 2. Lilly and Jim Shea 3. Phyllis and Ken Hoover 4. Sara Ramming and Lill Waterhouse 5. Terry and Ed Wilson 6. Clara and Terry Terrana East/West 1. Sue Danford and Hope Ellis 2. Mollie Avery and Vonnie Dressel 3. Ann and Lee Cooper 4. Gini Gersack and Ann Levinsohn 5. Rosemary and Frank Bloom 6. Kenneth Appel and Clark Wackerman The game runs for six months, November through April, at 1 p.m. every Tuesday at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. For further information, call Susan Willoughby at 281-3258. 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 Tuesdaycontinued on page 12B Kara Cuscaden, Judie Anderson, Teresa Riska-Hall, Bruce Cochrane and Glen Simmons


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 20125B Member Of The MonthThe City of Sanibel Recreation Department recognizes Member of the Month Jay Gonzalez. Gonzalez has been visiting Sanibel with his family in 1965 and was hooked. They did interval ownership on The Plantation when it was brand new. Later on, they owned a condo at Sanibel Arms West and then went onto purchase their current home in 2004. He and his wife, Kate, heard from other members of the Sanibel Recreation Center how great of a center it is and new they had to become members especially after Gonzalezs doctor suggested an active exercise program, specifically water instruction and exercise. Gonzalez has severe leg muscle weakness and back, hip and leg pain. After many trips to several doctors and surgeons, he was informed he had multilevel degenerative spinal canal stenosis. Gonzalez was prescribed a pill to be taken every eight hours for the pain. He joined the rec center, he has participated in the water arthritis program from September through the middle of November. In December at his follow-up evaluation, Gonzalez was given the great news he would not need surgery at this time and to continue with his water exercise program. Its a personal miracle and every day I thank God and the Sanibel Recreation Center and Tasha and Amanda, said Gonzalez. I havent had to take the prescribed pain medication for months. I am so grateful! The Gonzalezs have five sons and 12 grandchildren whom they love spending their time with. In their free time, they like to ride bikes along Sanibels bike paths and enjoy all the native plants and flowers. The Gonzalezs are originally from South Jersey and recently became residents of Florida. They are so grateful for all the time theyve spent on Sanibel and look forward to making memories on the island and being lifelong members of the Sanibel Recreation Center. Jay Gonzalez Why I Give To United Wayby Tom Uhler Our neighbors need our help! When Linda served as chair of the annual United Way of Lee County campaign 18 years ago, the communitys social services needs were met with less than two million United Way dollars. Im chairing the campaign this year, and the cost of funding our 70 United Way agencies, United Way 211 Help Line and 13 United Way houses, including the one on Sanibel, is over $8 million now. The good news is that were over 90 percent of our way to that goal. The bad news is that the campaign is scheduled to end February 29, and we need every dollar to prevent cuts in the services United Way provides to those in need of food, health care, abuse prevention, English lessons, teen pregnancy reduction, Alzheimers disease support, free federal income tax filing and dozens of other programs. This is the Uhlers 35th year on Sanibel, and were constantly surprised at the need right here on our islands. The F.I.S.H. United Way house is providing all the above services and more to families here in paradise. The United Way help line is answering and solving the needs of 5,000 callers each month! United Way uses our money wisely. Each funded program is vetted by an allocations team every year, and the United Way of Lee County operates on less than ten cents of each dollar we give. Our goal is to raise $275,000 this year on Sanibel and Captiva, and were less than $30,000 from that goal. Thats not a lot of money in a community as generous as this one. Please join your neighbors whove already pledged to make certain that critical services arent cut. Weve made our goal for 18 consecutive years help us make that 19 years! Please give today to the United Way by calling 433-2000, visiting www.unitedwaylee.org or sending your check to Sanibel-Captiva United Way Campaign Chair, P.O. Box 173, Sanibel, FL 33957. Tom Uhler


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 20126B EXCLUSIVE REAL ESTATE BUYER AGENT MIKE BADENOCH239-472-2659www.YourExclusiveBuyerAgent.comMikeandfrancie@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 Michael P. Miller CPA, P.L.CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTSANIBELS LOCAL FULL-SERVICE CPA FIRM TAX RETURNS BOOKKEEPING AUDITS & REVIEWS FIND US AT THE VILLAGE SHOPS 2340 Periwinkle Way, Suite J-2 www.sanibelcaptivacpa.com mpmillercpacam@comcast.net O 239.896.7752 C 239.896.7749 Gulf Front Single Family Fort Myers Beach, FLSELLER MOTIVATED3 Bedroom/2-1/2 Bath Lots of upgrades Original owner Used only as a second home, never rented home on one level. Extra Storage and 2 car parking PLUS under house. COMPLETELY FURNISHED. Custom designed and decorated interior. MLS # 201137331 House will be open 12-3:00 p.m. 8044 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach, FloridaALL OFFERS 1,000,000 AND OVER WILL BE CONSIDEREDO ers must be received prior to March 1, 2012CONTACT GAYLE LUCHSINGER FOR SHOWING 239-841-3071Brokers and Real Estate Agents may register Clients and registration will be honored at 3% VIP Realty Group 2450 Estero Blvd. Ft. Myers Beach, FL Gayle Luchsinger 841-3071 New Era In Spring Training Begins With Opening Of JetBlue Parkby Ed FrankWhether youre a baseball fan or not, you owe it to yourself to visit the spanking new jetBlue Park in Fort Myers, the spring training home of the Boston Red Sox and unquestionably the finest facility of its type in the nation. Not only is it unmatched in beauty and fan-friendly accommodations, it is like walking into a Red Sox museum where historic memorabilia is on display throughout the sprawling complex. Daily tours for the public are available. From its undulating roof canopy that provides shade for most of the seats, to its replica of the famous Green Monster wall that has made Bostons Fenway Park so famous, jetBlue Park is certain to draw record crowds for the 2012 spring training season. It can accommodate 11,000 fans and dont be surprised if every game is a sellout. The media was given a preview look of the 106-acre, $79 million complex last week just prior to Red Sox pitchers and catchers reporting. It was built to duplicate in so many ways Fenway Park, Major Leagues oldest stadium. In fact, the exact title is jetBlue Park at Fenway South. The outfield dimensions are the same as is the Green Monster except here there are seats both inside and atop the wall. And, of course, the signature green color is the same. The Green Monster also features a restored manual scoreboard that served Fenway Park for three decades. Here are a few facts about the park on East Daniels Parkway: There are 9,900 fixed seats and additional seats on the outfield grass. There are eight magnificent private suites, a 50,000-square-foot clubhouse, an elaborate press box, a huge team store and a big outfield HD video board. In addition, there are six full practice fields, an agility field, 10 covered and four outdoor batting cages and a state-of-the art rehab and training complex. Acres ofcontinued on page 38B The rolling roof canopy atop jetBlue Park provides shade for most of the seats in the new ballpark The famous Ted Williams statute with a little boy has been relocated to the new jetBlue Park from its former location at the City of Palms Park where it will again greet baseball fans


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 20128B Portraits In Printby Jane Vos Hogg Memorable MomentSue Tierney and her husband arent new to Sanibel. For 22 winters theyd often vacationed here as renters, but five years ago they finally bought a place of their own in The Sanctuary. Why the change? I asked. Back in Chicago both of us had worked for many years at Allstate. Then, and it was totally unexpected, the company offered me a deal I couldnt resist an attractive package if I took early retirement. No question I took it. Shortly after, my husband retired. Our future was laid out for us. Now no longer renters, we have a place of our own. Last November, Sue explained, I got a call from one of my neighbor ladies. She was having a get-together at her home and invited mesaid Id meet some new people sounded good so I went. And that afternoon, I met one of the most remarkable women Ive ever known. That woman was Honora Jacobus, the development coordinator for Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. a Lee County agency that provides a wide range of support services, including a shelter for abused women and rape trauma center in Fort Myers. Unfortunately, there are a growing number of victims, some of domestic violence, others of rape. And while the need for support services increases the funding sources face cut-backs. The end result becomes a lose-lose situation. Sue heard a vivid description both of the problems facing abused women and the basic necessities that Jacobus program needed to help continuing its existence. Raising funds and resources is where Sue Tierney felt she fit in. What sparked your involvement? I asked. She answered, These are people in need humans, just like us. We have a responsibility to help other humans. Im retired now. I retired from my workaday job. But I didnt retire from life. As Sue, a member of the islands Pelican Knitters, contemplated her Sanibel contacts, an ah-ha moment was born. I decided to reach out to the other knitters, she told me. Familiar with the wide variety of needful sorts they knit for, Sue felt shed have a receptive audience. Was she ever right. Two of her Pelican pals, Diane McVety and Carol Allen, were the best support system I could ever want to have. Armed with a list of items the Fort Myers shelter needed Sue was set to go. First of all, there are the women, most of those fleeing domestic violence situations, who arrive often with nothing more than the clothes on their backs or, to make things even more complicated, a child or two, perhaps a babe in arms. Infants, toddlers that takes a load of diapers. The morning I stopped by to visit the knitters many of them came carrying sacks of diapers to add to the several dozen plastic packs piled neatly in the corner of the room. Toiletries were targeted for the following week. Plans were afoot to bring in shampoo, soap, deodorant an assortment of essentials. But Sue knew that cold cash was a sure way to help support the crisis center as well. Organize a charity luncheon thats what Ill do, she said. And thats just what shes done with a number of knitters assisting her. Several have made the rounds of Sanibel shops getting them to offer merchandise or services to be included in coupon booklets the luncheoners will be getting. Plans also include gift baskets and a food demonstration of the special menu prepared by The Sanctuary Golf Club executive chef Mark Brown, for the February 24 luncheon. Sues husband had been somewhat pessimistic when she outlined her plans. The merchants people ask so much of them how many times can they give? His optimistic wife was delighted to be able to report back saying So far, every business weve approached has been happy to give something. As the knitters got updates on what was happening, many of them were busy knitting small prayer shawls. What are they and who gets them, I wondered. One woman paused to explain, These are given to rape victims who come for emergency assistance and counseling. Every stitch you make sends your wishes to the person who will get this. Its a comforting thing a prayer to help someone heal as they travel down the path to recovery. Sue Tierney, committed to a cause, seems to have knitted it into her life. Get Your Native On T-Shirts, Norman Love Confections Now At Royal ShellThe gift shop located in Royal Shell Vacations Captiva Welcome Center at 15050 Captiva Drive just received a shipment of adult and childrens t-shirts in assorted colors. These locally created tees declare your status as a native whether youre lucky enough to live here all year or an island guest who goes native while youre here. Were excited to add Norman Love Confections to our inventory, said Randy Bacik, CEO of Royal Shell Vacations. Currently, the assortment features chocolate bars in dark, milk and white; turtles, barks and toffee. The chocolates come in two varieties, brown and gold ribbon wrap the regular chocolate; green ribbon wraps the sugar free. Royal Shells gift shop is open to all island guests and locals. Get Your Native On t-shirts come in assorted colors for adults and children Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 201210B Around The Islands With AnneThree Crafty Ladies New Owner Planning Week-long Grand Openingby Anne MitchellUnder new ownership, the longestablished business Three Crafty Ladies will have a week-long grand opening starting Monday, February 27. Tracie Lanza, a four-year island resident and a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University, is a former employee turned owner of the store. I worked here for a year and a half, she said. A ribbon-cutting will take place on Wednesday, February 29 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served and there will be door prizes and a gift card give away. Two quilted wall hangings depicting pelicans will be silent auction prizes, with the proceeds going to CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife). The silent auction will continue all week. Throughout the week, there will be different store specials each day. Lanza says her family has always been into crafts and her mother is an avid shell collector who now focuses on Sailors Valentines. She herself enjoys making jewelry and has some supplies in the shop. A new item for shellers is a fine tip glue applicator for delicate work such as Sailors Valentines. There are lots of blanks for shell mirrors and papier mache boxed to be embellished with shells. So shellers likely will find more and more shell-related craft items in the store, along with a growing inventory of everything from quilters fat quarters to cross stitch supplies, beads and jewelry findings. We want people to know we are still here and we are growing, she said. The store carries more than 1,500 bolts of fabric in myriad designs including sea life, batik and just about any print you can think of, and more are being added. Notions, art supplies, scrapbooking materials, fabric paints and artist quality dyes for batik and tissue are part of the line-up. Store manager Carol DeCesare creates new quilting patterns regularly and makes them available for sale. One of her latest is a table runner depicting the outline of Sanibel Island over a sea blue background. These patterns are sold individually or in kits. There is also a selection of Sanibel artist Ikki Matsumotos cross stitch designs for sale. A brand new line that was due in this week is the Key West Karibbean Kotton Kollection of knitting patterns and 100 percent machine-washable yarn. The colors are amazing. The collection is geared to children and includes dresses and tops. You can purchase just a pattern (each one comes with a DVD and any specialty buttons that are required) or buy the entire kit which includes all the yarn as well as needles and other equipment needed, all neatly packed in a reusable travel kit. Whats even neater about this product is that the company, The Sassy Skein, is based in Fort Myers. The free all-day Tuesday demonstrations will continue, said Lanza. Three Crafty Ladies is at 1628 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, in Heart of the Islands Shops, phone 472-2893. Hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The website is www. ThreeCraftyLadies.com Sharon Ellen was the grand prize winner in Traders Store & Cafs Valentines cupcake decorating competition held last Monday. Prize for best tasting cupcakes was Maureen Valiquette, most beautifully decorated cupcake, Nancy Dreher, and most original/ creative design, Laura Ball. Ellen wins dinner for two cooked by Traders chef Mike Patnode. The contest was open to members of Traders VIP Club.LIVE ON THE ISLANDSThe 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. Thursday is karaoke night at George & Wendys Corner Grill. On Fridays, Robbie Hutto and Chris Workman alternate.The restaurant is at 2499 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 395-1263. Traditions on the Beach has live music Thursday through Saturday, featuring Joe McCormick, Marvilla Marzan and Barbara Smith. There are periodic jazz nights on Wednesdays. The restaurant is at the Island Inn, 3111 West Gulf Drive, phone 4724559. 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 on 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 472-7242. Chips Sanibel Steakhouse features Michael David playing light classical guitar on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The steakhouse is at 1473 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-5700. 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 472-5161. 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. Rumpled Quilt Skins kits to make stuffed animals at Three Crafty Ladies A new quilt pattern, the Sanibel Lighthouse at Three Crafty Ladies Supplies are available to knit these bags from strips of fabric with oversized needles Tracie Lanza, new owner of Three Crafty Ladies, with some of the more than 1,500 bolts of novelty fabric 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. Toby & Steve Toby & Steve Sharon Ellen with her winning cupcakes in the Traders contest


viprealty.com Ideal southern exposure Just a few minutes from Bowmans Beach Water front home site All utilities available $249,555 (2800858) Charles Sobczak 472-5187 x 255 3BR/2BA on coveted cul-de-sac Immaculate condition, new kitchen & baths Over 2400 A/C area, tongue/groove ceiling Fireplace, recently painted, new roof in 2004 $618,816 (2111165)Dan Cohn 472-5187 x 294The Best Of Southern LivingLake Front Pool Home Spacious 2BR/2BA + den condo Direct gulf front, quiet East end Low density 15 unit complex Updated kitchen & baths $1,020,000 (2111138) Keith McMenamy 472-5187 x 310 Spacious 4BR/3.5BA, exquisitely decorated Upgraded appliances, vaulted ceilings, replace Fully furnished, club membership available Heated pool & spa, golf course view $799,000 (2100559)Lynda Traverso 472-5187 x 226 Rarely Offered! 3BR/2BA split oor plan home Canal views, direct access to bay Large dock and boat lift Community pool, tennis $1,400,000 (2120151) Fred & Shane Spring 472-5187 x 284/285Harbour Cottages Great oor plan, 3BR/2.5 BA Canal, boat dock and boat lift Wonderful location Fantastic buy for $629,000 $549,000 (2120057) Rose Dakos 472-5187 233 Beautiful bay views! 2BR/2BA condo Sold furnished with exceptions Boating, tennis, beaches, community pool $439,000 (2111312) Karen Bell 472-5187 x 270Mariner Pointe 3BR/2BA with newer metal roof Elevated home with deeded beach access 12,500 SQ FT lot, room for a pool Well maintained, split bedroom oor plan $419,000 (2111034) Glen Simmons 472-5187 x 332Very Near Beach Home Direct Access Canal Home 2BR/2BA rst level condo Near Sanibel Lighthouse & pier Furnished, owner nancing available Pool, spa, tennis, BBQ grills & more $764,000 (2111167) Joel Goodman 472-5187 x 224Direct Gulf Front Sanibels most recently built condo 3BR/3.5BA, direct gulf front, impact resistant glass Top of the line appliances, den, private elevator Newly painted, 9 ceilings, exceptional condo $2.999,000 (2800660)John Nicholson 472-5187 x 279 5BR/5BA main house & guest home! 2 acre lot, adjoins pool & tennis, great views Meticulously maintained, gourmet kitchen, 2 replaces Elevator, his/her master baths, built-ins, wood oors $2,775,000 (2801645)Jim Hall 472-5187 x 215Gulf Front House & Guest House 3 bedroom or 2 bedroom + den Tile and bamboo oors Near perfect condition, designer touches Upgraded cabinets, back splash, and counters $339,000 (2120010)Debbie Ringdahl 472-5187 x 269Charming Architectual Details Sedgemoor of Sanibel Penthouse Two bedroom, two bath corner unit Super Gulf views from most rooms Excellent rental property, furnished New appliances & quality furnishings $649,000 (2110858) David Schuldenfrei 472-5187 x 227Island Beach Club P1E Penthouse 3BR/2BA home, golf course & lake views Community pool, clubhouse, restaurant Gated community, security system Double garage, shutters, sprinklers $499,000 (2120143) Anthony Gaeta 472-5187 x 231 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Large fenced swimming pool Deeded Gulf beach access Scenic waterfront home provides tranquil setting $539,000 (2110237)Mary Lou Bailey 472-5187 x 246Prime Location! 2BR/2BA with large screened lanai All new tile, carpeting and new kitchen appliances Ground level unit w/interior garage access Private gated community w/golf course, tennis, 6 pools $109,900 (2100067)Steve Harrell/Toby Tolp 472-5187 x252/253Seven Lakes Community Crown ColonyDID YOU KNOW?ISLAND OWNED AND OPERATEDVIP REALTY GROUP WAS FOUNDED ON SANIBEL ISLAND IN 1975 AND NOW HAS OVER 200 AGENTS WITH OFFICES IN SANIBEL, CAPTIVA, FT. MYERS, FT. MYERS BEACH, AND NAPLES!Scan this QR code with your Smart Phone to search all properties available for sale!1560 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel (239) 472-5187 (800) 553-7338 Toll free (866) 472-5187 Intl 2000 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, (239) 395-0607 14970 Captiva Drive, Captiva (239) 472-7800 (866) 472-7800 Toll free Lake Front Villa Home PRICE REDUCED PRICE REDUCED PRICE REDUCED PRICE REDUCED PRICE REDUCED PRICE REDUCED PRICE REDUCED PRICE REDUCED PRICE REDUCED PRICE REDUCED PRICE REDUCED PRICE REDUCED ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 201211B


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 201212B From page 4BCemter 4 Lifeand 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. Susan Riley will lead a discussion on The Little Giant of Aberdeen County on 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 Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for non-members. 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. Mexican Train Lessons with Katie Reid 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 with Katie Reid Mondays and Thursdays, March 5, 8, 12, 15 and 19, 9 a.m. to noon. You must be able to attend all five classes. Cost is $12.50 for members, $25 for nonmembers. Leisure Lunchers and Thrift and Consignment Connoisseurs Tuesday, March 13 at 11:30 a.m., celebrate St. Pattys Day early at Ball Yorney Irish Pub, 13851 South Tamiami Trail. Florida Travels Tickets are available for the Sunday, March 11 Twins vs. Yankees baseball game at 1:05 p.m. and the Friday, March 30 Twins vs. Red Sox game at 1:05 p.m. Both games are at the Hammond Stadium on Six Mile Cypress. First come, first served. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota is the destination Wednesday, March 14 home to over 6,000 orchids and 20,000 bromeliads. Cost is $79 for members, $89 for non-members and includes round-trip transportation, tour of gardens and museum, and lunch. Introduction to Computers and Windows 7 Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1 to 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. Trained technicians and health professionals will check how you fit your vehicle for maximum comfort and safety. 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. 9th Annual Coping With Life Series 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. Dunes Womens Golf The Dunes W omens Golf Association event results from Friday, February 17, format: Ringer Tournament, are: Day 1 Flight #1 (10.3 21.7) 1st Nancy Greenberg 64 2nd Karen Hendricks 65 3rd Annie Wainwright 66 Fliaht #2 (HCP Range 22.1 26.6) 1st Ann Humphry 62 2nd Jana Stone 66 Nancy Orr 66 3rd Judy Wellons 67 Flight #3 (HCP Range 27.9 31.4) 1st Linda Defrancisco 63 2nd Betsy Cox 65 3rd Joan Kent 71 Flight #4 (HCP Range 32.1 39.3) 1st Maureen OBrien 68 2nd Doris Dewitt 71 3rd Lil Gailius 72 Congratulations to all the winners. Dunes Nifty NinersThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club announced the Nifty Niners event results from Thursday, February 16. 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Tennis Place C35$255,0002 BR/1 BA clean and fully equipped unit. Overlooks a wide, direct access canal. Nice view! Beautifully landscaped. WEEKLY RENTALS! Only minutes to the Gulf by bike or boat. Boat dockage available to owners. Great location. $749,000Gorgeous 3 BR/3 BA near the beach in West Rocks. Beautifully remodeled and nicely furnished! Multiple french doors leading to lanai and pool area. Large master suite with fireplace and walk in closet. Enclosed pool and lanai. Short walk to the beach. 3861 Coquina Dr.$629,000Brand new 3 BR/2 BA elevated home. Overlooks river. Cathedral ceiling, Hickory wood floors, granite counters. Kitchen with large pantry, S/S appliances, 42 cabinets. Impact glass, 2 car garage with large storage area. Huge lot with new sod. Professionally landscaped. 9319 Kincaid Ct. 557 N. Yachtsman Dr.$729,000Private and beautifully furnished 4 BR/3 BA. Large master suite with sitting area and fireplace. Screened lanai, open balconies, covered parking. Enjoy the community pool and tennis court nearby. Near beach, marina, restaurants and shopping. Sandalfoot 3D1Bright and beautifully updated 2 BR/2 BA. GULF views! New tile, remodeled kitchen/baths. Nicely furnished corner unit with extra windows. WEEKLY RENTALS with on site Management office. AMENITIES!!! Pool, tennis court, grills, shuffleboard...$449,900 Loggerhead Cay 434Gorgeous top floor 2 BR/2 BA. Nice Gulf view. Completely remodeled. Beautifully furnished. Updated kitchen with breakfast bar, desk, appliances. New tile in kitchen/baths/lanai. WEEKLY RENTALS. Wonderful beachfront complex with lots of AMENITIES. $625,000 476 Las Tiendas Ln.3 BR/2 BA Old Florida style home on the East end. Remodeled kitchen with stainless appliances. Bright, open with vaulted ceilings and wood floors. Enclosed lanai and large, heated, screened pool. Great location near beach, bay and shopping!$599,000 4203 Dingman Dr.$2,595,000Fabulous renovation 0n this 4BR/3BA on West Gulf Dr. Gourmet kitchen w/stainless appliances, Birch wood floors. New baths, granite and quartz counters, gas fireplace. 10 ceilings, impact glass, new elevator, large screened porch. Large pool on an approximate acre parcel across from beach. Chuck BergstromIsland Resident, RE/MAX Award Winning Realtor Office: 239.472.2311, Toll Free: 800.388.2311 Chuck@ChuckBergstrom.com, www.ChuckBergstrom.com Chuck Bergstrom Chuck Bergstrom Outstanding Realtor! Outstanding Realtor! Outstanding Service! Outstanding Service! Please stop by RE/MAX of the Islands and see Chuck Bergstrom for your FREE Commemorative Edition Shell Fair Guide!!! Please stop by RE/MAX of the Islands and see Chuck Bergstrom for your FREE Commemorative Edition Shell Fair Guide!!!ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 201213B


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 201214B www.beachviewgolfclub.com (Visit our website for weekly specials) GOLFRate 7 am 3 pm $69 Rate 3 pm on $49Rates expire 4/15/12239-472-2626 (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! Beachview Mens Golf Club Championshipsubmitted by Jack TukeyLast week the Beachview Men played their club championship. The Tuesday, February14 and Saturday, February18 scores were combined to determine winners. There were three flights: two from the white tees and one from the gold. The championship flight was made up of the lower handicap players and the A Flight from the white tees were the remaining white tee players. Both of these flights counted their gross scores. The winner of the Championship Flight and thus the reining club champion is Helmut Peters (a champ in two sports as he also plays in the mens tennis league at Beachview). Peters shot an 80 on Tuesday and an 86 on Saturday for a combined score of 166 and the club championship. In second place was Rich Rompala with the low round of 79 for the tournament on Saturday, but he shot a 93 on Tuesday so his combined score was 172. Jim Sauer also had a score of 172 (84 on Tuesday and 88 on Saturday) but lost to Rompala as his score on the number one handicap hole was higher and thus Jim was awarded third place. The A Flight was won by Dick (Mr. Boston Red Sox) Codair. His 98 on Tuesday and 88 on Saturday combined for a winning total of 186. In second, just one stroke behind was our treasurer from Nova Scotia, Wayne Turner, whose 92 and 95 gave him a 187. In third place was Dan Keys with a 97 on Tuesday and a 93 on Saturday for a total score of 190. The Golden Oldies have such a disparity in handicaps that it was decided that they would play a net game. The winner was Judge Bob Byrne with a net score of 67 on Tuesday and 59 on Saturday for a net total of 126. When interviewed after the round he had these words of wisdom: Golly, I dont believe it! In second was Al Krause with a total for the two days of 129. In third was Roger Cogswell with a total net score of 132. Congratulations to all these winners. Dunes Mens Golf The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club announced the Mens Golf Association event results from Wednesday, February 15. Format: Grand Seniors Tournament Gross 1st Frank Cassavell 77 2nd Jack Cohen 90 Net 1st Bruce Nobel 60 2nd Bruce Sprinkle 69* Indicates winner by way of score card playoff Congratulations to all the winners. Hole-In-OneOn February 15, Robert Edwards, scored a hole-in-one on the 144yard third hole at The Beachview Golf Club. Edwards used his six iron. Congratulations, Robert! A Flight winner Dick Codair Gold Tee winner Bob Byrne photos by Jack Tukey Club Champion Helmut Peters


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 201215B Sanctuary Women Played For PINKThe Sanctuary Golf Clubs Womens Golf & Bridge Groups played for PINK on February 8, raising more than $4,400. Judy Risch and Carol Larkin chaired the golf event while Sara Berendt organized the bridge players. I just want to thank everyone that donated to or played for PINK, stated Risch. One of our favorite things about Play For PINK is that they use 100 percent of our donation for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, who has research projects across the United States and Portugal. The mission of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and translational research at leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness about good breast health. If you would like more information about Play For PINK, or to learn more about hosting an event, go to www.playforpink.org. The Sanctuary Golf Clubs Womens Golf & Bridge Groups played for PINK 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 Choosing e Right Insurance Agent Makes All e Di erence mmeek@rosierinsurance.com239-472-1152 Marge MeekLong-time Island Resident Call me anytime for your business and personal insurance needs. Serving Florida for over 55 years with a team of over 35 professionals. Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 201216B Sanibel 8-Ball Pool LeagueBathroom Magic In FirstWith the Bunts Ball Busters vs. Odd Balls match postponed until a future date, Bathroom Magic vaulted into first place on the strength of their 12-4 pounding of Sandycappers. The victory also pushed Sandycappers into sixth place. Magics John Ganzalez posted his 13th 4-0 score while his teammate, Joe Steamer, notched his sixth 4-0 match. Sanibel Caf Captain Richard McCurry surprised Chalk & Awes Tracycontinued on page 31B StandingTeam Name WonLost FirstBathroom Magic 21177 SecondBunts Ball Busters 20072 ThirdOdd Balls 160112 FourthSanibel Caf 137151 FifthFresh Legion Crew 123165 SixthSandycappers 120168 SeventhChalk & Awe 105183 EighthGeorge & Wendys 80208SANIBEL 8-BALL POOL LEAGUE 2012Standings through February 20, 2012 Bathroom Magic12Sandycappers4 Sanibel Caf12Chalk & Awe4 Fresh Legion Crew10George & Wendys6 Bunts Ball Busters*Odd Balls* Postponed Sanibel Babe Ruth League Opening NightIts as American as apple pie and a date that parents and little athletes cant wish soon enough for. The air fills with the smell of hot dogs and the sound of cracking bubble gum. Baseball and softball season is finally here! The Sanibel Babe Ruth League will host opening night with ceremonies and games on Friday, February 24 starting at 6 p.m. The opening ceremony highlights eight teams on the field with each team sending their catcher to home plate for the inaugural first pitch, to be thrown by a surprise guest. The balls will be signed by the players and given as a memento to mark the 2012 season. Opening night games include Tee Ball Twins vs. Marlins. Rookie Baseball hosts the Astros vs. the Brewers and the Rays vs. the Tigers. Rookie Softball kicks off with the Red Sox vs. the Yankees. The Sanibel Babe Ruth League Board of Directors wants to thank our sponsors for their continued support and wish our athletes and safe and fun season. Lets play ball! The Sanibel Babe Ruth League is a member of the Babe Ruth Baseball/ Softball Program, using regulation competitive baseball and softball rules, teaches skills, mental and physical development, a respect for the rules of the game, and basic ideals of sportsmanship and fair play. In all aspects, Sanibel Babe Ruth League is committed to providing our participants the very best educational, sports experience possible. It is our fundamental belief that every child with a desire to play baseball or softball be afforded that opportunity. For further information about the league, call 461-0101. Sanibel Babe Ruth League players are ready for opening night LET US ASSIST YOU WITH ALL ASPECTS OF PROPERTY OWNERSHIP. ROYALSHELLPROPERTYMGMT.COMASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT239-395-9111PROPERTY WATCH SERVICES Property Management239-472-2792LEASEONSANIBEL.COMCOMMERCIAL PROPERTIES FOR LEASE Sanibel Promenade: 695 Tarpon Bay Road O ce 740 & 1,480 sq. ft. e Village Shops: 2340 Periwinkle Way Retail/O ce 500-800 sq.ft. Town Center: 2496 Palm Ridge Road Retail/O ce/Take-out Unit C 1,000 sq.ft. SanibelIona Schoolhouse: 15951 McGregor Blvd. O ce 1,350 sq.ft. Annex at Sunset Plaza: 10801 Sunset Plaza Circle O ce/Warehouse 1,802 sq.ft. Fort Myers Kelly Road/San Carlos: 11575 Marshwood Lane O ce/Warehouse 8,000 sq.ft. FOREIGN & DOMESTIC BUMPER TOBUMPER OIL CHANGE SPECIAL $17.99 (up to 5 qts.)Lic No. MV 81675 HOURS: M-F: 9am 5:30pm Sat & Sun: By Appt.Ich spreche DeutschRandys Auto Repair, LLCwww.RandysAutoRepairLLC.com16191 San Carlos Blvd, Ste 1Fort Myers, FL 33908Tel. 267-2556 Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom Securities o ered through Securities America, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC Rick Zurbriggen, Registered Representative. Advisory services o ered through Securities America Advisors, Inc., Rick Zurbriggen, Investment Advisor Representative. Zurbriggen Financial and the Securities America companies are not a liated. 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


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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 201218B PGA TipsHow To Make Every Puttby Matt Oakley, PGA Golf ProfessionalMaking a putt is 10 percent skill and 90 percent mental. Ok, maybe its even more mental than that! The best putters in the world use all types of swing techniques, putters, golf balls, grips and styles. There is no one common trait amongst them, so it must be something else besides actually hitting the putt. Thats where the mental side must be the determining factor in why they make them and you dont. Here are my mental approaches to making every putt you have: 1. In my mind, the putt has already gone in the hole before I hit it. Read the putt, make a decision on the direction you want it to roll and the speed you want to roll it. Then, see it go in the hole in your minds eye like a movie. Hear it go in the hole, that magical sound. Hear your playing partners tell you good putt. Feel what its going to fee like when you make a putt, it feels great! 2. Accept the two possible results of every putt before you hit it. Only two things can happen to a putt, it goes in or it doesnt. Be ok with both before you hit it. Most of us will never have a putt to win The Masters or to save our childrens lives. Its actually not that big of a deal if it goes in or not. Your dog will still love you and want a treat when you get home. 3. Keep your pre-putt routine short, positive and always do the same thing. Whether you take one practice swing or 24, do the same thing every time. Watch the best free throw shooters in the world. After seeing them shoot two free throws, you will see that they have a routine every time its easy to spot. This makes it easy to get lost in the routine and fills your mind what that instead of how important this putt may be. 4. Have a short memory. Ive never missed a putt in my life, just ask me and I will tell you. I only remember the good ones and have conveniently forgotten the rest. They never happened. Please stop by the Golf Shop at The Dunes to schedule a lesson with one of our PGA professionals and never miss a putt again. Snowbird Baseball Classic Returns To Southwest FloridaThe Fourth Annual Snowbird Baseball Classic, a fa mily-friendly and affordable tournament featuring 13 Division I schools and 19 Division III schools playing at Charlotte County ballparks, is returning to Southwest Florida. Division III swings into action on Sunday, February 26 and Division I begins on Friday, March 2, with play continuing through March 17. Division I doubleheaders are scheduled for Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 10 at the Charlotte Sports Park. Admission prices are $7 per day or $35 for a weekly pass (valid at all three ball fields). Admission into the March 2 and 10 games at the Charlotte Sports Park is by donation. Other games will be played at Charlotte High School (1250 Cooper Street, Punta Gorda), North Charlotte Regional Park (1185 ODonnell Blvd, Port Charlotte) and South County Regional Park (670 Cooper Street, Punta Gorda). On March 2, first pitch for the Western Michigan University vs. Northwestern University game is scheduled for 3 p.m., followed by the Ohio State University vs. University of Michigan game. On March 10, University of Akron and University of Pittsburgh take to the field at 3 p.m., followed by Seton Hall University and Michigan State University. The tournament will utilize the new $1.2 million ball field at North Charlotte Regional. Seating at both North Charlotte Regional and South County Regional Parks is limited; personal lawn chairs will be permitted. The complete tournament schedule can be viewed at www.snowbirdbaseball.com. SPORTS QUIZ1. Hall of Fame pitcher Steve Carlton recorded at least 10 wins, 190 innings and 161 strikeouts a year for how many consecutive seasons? 2. How many times did Harmon Killebrew belt 40 or more home runs in a season? 3. In 2010, Navys Ricky Dobbs threw the longest TD pass in the history of the Army-Navy football game. How long was it? 4. How many times have the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers met in the NBA Finals? 5. In 2011, Ken Hitchcock recorded the best ve-game NHL start for a coach in St. Louis Blues history (4-0-1). Name either of the two coaches who started 4-1. 6. How many times has Ron Hornaday won a NASCAR Truck Series season title? 7. The U.S. has won the most mens tennis Davis Cups, with 32. Which country is second?1. Eighteen. 2. Eight, including a high of 49 twice. 3. It was 77 yards. 4. Twelve times, with the Celtics winning nine of the series. 5. Leo Boivin (1976) and Jacques Demers (1984). 6. Four times, the last in 2009. 7. Australia, with 28. 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19B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 2012 From page 1BSanibel Stooparrived at the beach around 7 a.m. Ive been shelling since I was able to walk Im a water baby, said Lawrence, smiling. Its great to be a part of something that helps support this community. We both love Sanibel. Cameron also noted that during their visits to the island, they have found several sought-after shells, including true tulips, an alphabet cone and Florida fighting conch. At 10:20 a.m., with the group finally gathered along the shoreline, a helicopter which included the photographer hired to document the event on film for submission to Guinness rose slowly above the horizon and made its way towards the beach. Amid cheers and applause, event organizer Eric Pfeifer told the participants that in order for the record to be official, they would need to stoop bending over in a search for buried treasure for 30 seconds. As the helicopter passed overhead from east to west, Pfeifer called for the stoop to begin. Thirty seconds later, a new record had been established and Sanibels shellabrators had achieved their goal. Event planners will submit the photographic and video evidence, as well as sworn witness statements, to the Guinness organization in London, England for verification and inclusion among the recognized world records. The helicopter passed overhead as stoopers waved for the cameras SCA president Marge Meek and Sanibel Vice Mayor Mick Denham Chris Cameron and Tanya Lawrence were the first stoopers to arrive at the beach More than 800 people participated in the record-setting Sanibel Stoop, which required participants to bend down for 30 seconds Eric Pfeifer offers instructions to the crowd Joel Soobitsky displays one of the event T-shirts Loretta Ritchie-Dixon and Shelly Bean traveled from Kentucky to take part in the Sanibel Stoop Joyce Boucher, Jessie Bissey, Joanne Schulz, Pat Schneider and Bob Bissey show off the signs affixed to their rear ends they created for the event The giant junonia, created by the Island Sun, is carried onto the beach


Sam and Shirley Tiratto Ed and Dottie Miller Wolf and Rosemarie Ast JoAnn Bock and Joe Meek Phyllis and Ken Hoover Fay and Jack Chestnut Don and Mary Carol Dillinger Susen and Jim Berg Shellabration Galaby Di SaggauIn celebration of the upcoming 75th anniversary Sanibel Shell Fair and Show, the Sanibel Community Association hosted a Shellabration Gala February 19 at The Sanctuary Golf Club. The gala kicked off a two-week island wide celebration. It was an evening of glitz and glam. Festivities started at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails and hors doeuvres, followed by dinner and dancing. The dinner consisted of an organic salad bundle with marinated star fruit, pineapple mango relish and toasted papitas with mimosa vinaigrette. The main entree was roasted filet mignon with red wine bordelaise, herb crusted grouper with papaya vinaigrette, white and green asparagus, Yukon Gold and sweet potato pave. A dessert buffet was the crowning glory to the menu. A live auction took place for Pam Brodersens original digital canvas of a junonia with the Sanibel Lighthouse in the background. Its the original artwork that graces the cover of the commemorative edition of the 75th anniversary Sanibel Shell Fair and Show magazine published by the Island Sun. Bidding started at $100 and quickly jumped to $1,000. The winning bid of $2,200 was made by Nancy and Chet Niesel, owners of Shalimar Cottages and Motel. The evening culminated with dancing to the sounds of Tom Tiratto and his orchestra. It was a tribute to Frank Sinatra and his music including all the songs made famous by the Chairman of the Board. Tiratto has performed throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. The corporate sponsor for the evening was Northern Trust. Anne and David JoffeISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 201220B


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 201221B Sally Lund Bill Scott, Margie and Jay Grosfeld and Diana Scott Carmen and Mike Detommaso Its An Island Wide 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. 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. Synergy buy $50 worth of Life is Good merchandise and receive a free pair of select shell, starfish or seahorse earrings. 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. Souvenirs Shellabration necklaces will be for sale at $2 each around the islands. T-shirts, hats and other souvenirs will be available. Bill and Dianne Hay


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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 27, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The adventurous Aries wont be disappointed with taking on a new challenge, despite some initial misgivings. Look for this move to open other opportunities down the line. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Let that beautiful Bovine smile not only put you at ease, but also show that youre ready, willing and more than able to confound the naysayers around you. A new admirer has important news. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Be careful how you handle a relationship that youre hoping to save. You already have the facts on your side. Avoid weakening your position by embellishing it with unnecessary dramatics. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Taking definitive stands isnt easy for the oftenwavering Moon Child. But you not only need to stay with your decision, but also reassure others it was the right thing to do. LEO (July 23 to August 22) As a proud Lion, youre right to be upset about those who might be lying about you to others. But the best revenge is proving them wrong by succeeding at what you set out to do. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Caution is still advised before making a financial commitment to a promising project. Look for the facts behind the fluff. Devote the weekend to loved ones. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A Taurus offers comfort and advice as you deal with an upsetting event. Use this as a learning experience that will help you avoid similar problems in the future. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A romantic situation creates some chaos for single Scorpions. But its well worth the effort to work things out. A trusted friend can offer some helpful advice. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Expect to make new friends as your social circle expands. Also, remember to tell that family member how proud you are of his or her achievements. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) New ventures continue to be favored. And with your self-confidence rising all the time, youll want to see how well you can do with a new challenge. So, go to it. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) This is a good time for the usually seriousminded Aquarian to let loose and enjoy some fun times. Expect to get good news about a workplace issue. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Changed plans might upset some people, but your needs should be respected. Offer explanations when necessary. But dont let yourself be talked into changing your decisions. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a gift for bringing people together. You would make a fine judge or counselor. On Feb. 27, 1860, Abraham Lincoln poses for the first of several portraits by noted Civil War-era photographer Mathew Brady. A relatively new art form, the photograph (or daguerreotype) showed a beardless Lincoln just moments before the future presidents historic speech at Cooper Union in New York City. On March 3, 1887, Anne Sullivan begins teaching 6-year-old Helen Keller, who lost her sight and hearing after a severe illness at age 19 months. Under Sullivans tutelage, Keller flourished, eventually graduating from college and becoming an international lecturer and activist. On March 2, 1904, Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, the author and illustrator of childrens books, is born in Springfield, Mass. Geisels first book, And to Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street (1937), was rejected by dozens of publishers. On March 1, 1932, Charles Lindbergh III, the 20-month-old son of aviation hero Charles Lindbergh, is kidnapped from the familys new mansion in Hopewell, N.J. Days later, the babys body was discovered near the Lindbergh home. On Feb. 28, 1940, Mario Andretti, whose name will become synonymous with American auto racing, is born in Montona, Italy. He officially retired from racing in 1994 as the only driver to ever win the Indianapolis 500, Daytona 500 and a Formula One championship. On March 4, 1966, a John Lennon quotation that was ignored in England set off a media frenzy in America: Were more popular than Jesus now. Bible Belt disc jockeys declared Lennons remarks blasphemous and vowed an eternal ban on all Beatles music. On Feb. 29, 1980, the iconic glasses worn by rock n roll pioneer Buddy Holly, lost since his death in a plane crash in 1959, are found in Mason City, Iowa. The plane wreckage was strewn across snow-covered cornfields, and the glasses werent found until the snow melted in the spring. They were given to the Cerro Gordo County Sheriffs office, where they sat filed away for the next 21 years in a sealed envelope. It was noted American wit and columnist Franklin P. Adams who made the following sage observation: Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody. Its certainly something to keep in mind during this strife-ridden election season. Americans make more collect phone calls on Fathers Day than on any other day of the year. It was a German company, Interstuhl Manufactur, that made the worlds most expensive office chair. With a price tag of $65,500, you shouldnt be surprised that the chair is plated in gold and comes with a matching ottoman. Have you ever wondered where we got the phrase the dog days of summer? According to tradition, the dog days start in July -and not just because its usually pretty hot then. At one time, that was when Sirius, also known as the dog star, rose at sunrise. The Romans associated Sirius (called the dog star because it is the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major, or large dog) with hot weather, and at the beginning of the dog days they would sacrifice a dog in the hope of ameliorating the sultry weather. If you were to take the entire worlds water supply and compress it into one single gallon, freshwater would make up just 4 ounces, and freshwater that is easily accessible would be just two drops. Considering the fact that its home to much of the American film industry, its probably not surprising that the sprawling city of Los Angeles has the worlds third-largest GMP, or gross metropolitan product. An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows. -Dwight D. Eisenhower THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 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 in f ormative workshop, you will learn: ALL ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE A FREE FLORIDA ESTA TE 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 Fl or id a Ba r Bo ar d Ce rt i ed Wi ll s, T ru st s & Estate s Atto rn ey s SHEPPARD, BRETT, STEWART, HERSCH, KINSEY & HILL P.A.Attorneys at Law R eserve y our space. C a ll : 2394 25-93 7 9 or Superior InteriorsMixing Up A Media Roomby Marcia FeeneyOkay. So you long for your own private media room. And the room that you envision is filled with deep, cushy, comfortable leather recliners, complete with drink holders. Youre surrounded with upholstered leather walls and ceiling... all soundproof, of course. Your room screams comfort, relaxation and casual drama! Lets talk about a few of the practical aspects of creating such a dramatic hideaway as well as some additional creature comforts: Plasma Televisions Are All The Rage Thats right. No well appointed media room would be complete without one! But if, by chance, your media room has to double as a family/recreation room, then you might be interested in considering some clever options for displaying your new TV. Todays furniture manufacturers are truly jumping to the task of displaying and more importantly hiding these sets when not in use. Beautiful entertainment centers, in a wide variety of design styles and wood tones, have been created with clever disappearing television shelve units, all operated by remote control. Now you see it... now you dont! Another big TV option is to consider installing it above your fireplace unit, especially if you have the option to include this feature in a newly constructed home. By placing your plasma TV above your fireplace area and including cantilevered doors once again you have the option of Now you see it... now you dont! A Deck Of Cards, Popcorn And A Soft Drink Or Two Todays media rooms can be expanded to include a variety of additional design options. How about including a game table? Did you know that many of the game tables available today can actually expand or flip over! One side for poker and, when its flipped over, the other side features a backgammon board. And a must for any nearby media room is a swivel or corner bar unit. Again, many are now being designed to actually disguise their real purpose. Most look like beautiful accent furniture pieces, until you turn them around or swivel them to see a well appointed bar. Whatever your pleasure, its important to take stock of all the activities you wish to incorporate in your new room, and do some careful planning to ensure your completed design is absolutely perfect. Marcia Feeney is an interior decorator on Sanibel. She can be reached at marcia@decden.net. Check-Ups Help Keep The A/C Man Awayby Bryan HayesIts probably no surprise that a clean air conditioning system will operate at the top of its efficiency range? With the weather as fantastic as it has been lately we sometimes forget that we need a/c at all. History has proven, however, that very shortly it will be hot enough for the egg cooking session on the sidewalk again. And, once again, I feel compelled to remind everyone to give their a/c systems that much needed check up. If you have a maintenance contract with your service provider then you should be in good hands. They should come out just before each seasonal change and inspect your unit. One of the benefits of this type of program is you sign up for the program and forget it. Your service provider should remind you that its time for a little a/c tlc. As soon as the weather gets hot and everyone begins to run their systems all at the same time, air conditioning contractors get very busy fixing any issues that had been overlooked or caused by lack of maintenance. You can stay ahead of the rush and possible problems by having your system inspected and ready for the summer in advance. When inspecting your system, your service provider should: Inspect your inside and outside units Check/clean and replace filters Clear the condensate lines to make sure there is no back up Check the units electrical system Check the refrigerant charges, pressures and temperatures Clean and calibrate the systems controls. Check the systems safety features If you have only read a column or two of mine, you know Im a big fan of preventive maintenance to help address those small and easily overlooked problems that often lead to major repair needs. 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. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 201225B This past Saturday, synagogues chanted the Torah portion of Mishpatim from the book of Exodus, which is the source for the injunction against charging interest to a fellow Jew: When you lend money to my people, to the poor among you, do not act toward them as a creditor; exact no interest from them. The idea behind this biblical instruction was to instill the notion that one should help his neighbor in need and create lasting impact without embarrassment through an interest free loan. Numerous Jewish organizations act to this day under the ancient biblical direction. One is known as the Hebrew Free Loan Society which was originally established back in the 1890s to extend credit to Jewish immigrants who wanted to open businesses in their new homeland but couldnt get banks to extend credit. There is also another interest free loan organization that I personally benefited from thirty years ago while I was in college which is now known as the Jewish Educational Loan Fund. Since my parents had hit hard economic times, I put myself through college and law school. Minimum wage at the time was less than $3 per hour so there was only so much money that I could earn while attending classes full time. The federal student loans that I secured at the time werent enough to pay for all of my expenses not to mention that the interest on those loans was accruing at the rate of 12 percent a preferable interest rate at the time I was in school! To bridge the gap that I found myself in without digging deeper into the proverbial hole The Jewish Educational Loan Fund promised interest free loans to qualifying students with generous payback terms. The amounts loaned were interest free but needed to be paid back within five years after graduation from full time studies. I repaid all of my loans and have since contributed amounts to the Jewish Educational Loan Fund annually in an effort to help those who also needed nontraditional assistance to make it through college. But I dont tell this story to earn any kudos, instead I use it to point out the reason for the biblical law. The law was written not necessarily to prohibit lending money at a reasonable interest rate only that according to Jewish law, it is out of place to charge interest when it comes to family and in the Jewish tradition, fellow Jews are all considered to be family. Which brings me to todays estate planning topic loans to family members. You may be aware that under federal gift tax law, you can make $13,000 of gifts to anyone without being charged a gift tax. That means that a married couple can give their child $26,000 of gifts annually without having to file a federal gift tax return. But what happens when a child wants to purchase a first home and you want to gift that child something more say $100,000? Or what if you truly do want to loan a child some money to start a business? How do you do this and comply with the federal tax law? Unlike biblical law, the federal tax law mandates that you charge your child interest for a loan at a rate known as the Applicable Federal Rate (AFR). The AFR changes monthly in proclamations issued by the IRS. There are different minimum interest rates that one should charge their family member depending upon the length of the loan in question whether it is a short term (less than 3 years) medium term (3-9 years) or long term (greater than 9 years) which are based on current interest rates. You can easily find out what the current AFR rates are if you Google it. If you dont collect the interest from the child it still should be reported as imputed interest taxable on your income tax return. So in my example where you wanted to make a gift of $100,000 to your child but only had $26,000 of gift tax exclusion this year between you and your spouse, you could loan your child the additional $74,000 and charge an annual interest rate on a hypothetical five year note (based on February mid-term AFR) at 1.12 percent. The child should pay you that interest annually. But there is nothing to prevent you from gifting them another $26,000 next year of which they can use to pay down the note with recurring gifts until the note is paid in full. You dont want to forgive the note by the way. Forgiveness of debt would be considered taxable income to the debtor subject to the payment of income tax. So if you are making larger gifts to family members or if you decide to loan family members amounts, it might make sense to visit with your estate planning attorney to ensure that it is structured properly within the tax law. On a side note Ill be hosting a workshop on estate planning topics on Thursday, March 8 at 2 p.m. in The Community House on Sanibel. If you have any questions about out of state wills, how Florida residency may benefit your estate or estate planning questions in general please put this workshop on your calendar. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Will PowerLoans To Family Membersby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA Michael P. 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Why are they adding more tests? We have enough tests now. Daniel C., Fort Myers Daniel, Reading about the Common Core Standards can be confusing and overwhelming. It is new information for many parents. This is a rather large topic so let me provide some background and information about it for you and additional links for more detailed study. To be clear, educational standards are written statements, typically developed by each state, to make explicit what teachers must be teaching about a particular academic subject. Each state has its own process for developing, adopting, and implementing standards. So what has resulted from the individual states efforts is that the skills students are expected to learn can vary widely from state to state and many states have not included the most crucial elements for student learning and achievement for success. Currently, student learning goals vary from state to state. The Common Core Standards Initiative (CCSSI) is quite different. This initiative is a multi-state led effort to establish a shared set of clear educational standards for English/language arts and mathematics that states can voluntarily adopt. It was coordinated by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers and officially introduced in spring 2009. It is not part of the federal government. These standards are intended to provide states a new framework for the knowledge and skills students need to develop in grades K-12 to be prepared for success in college and the workplace. The standards are research based and the highest state standards across the country and world. They were designed by a diverse group of teachers, experts, parents, and school administrators to ensure that students graduating from high school are prepared to go to college or enter the workforce and that parents, teachers, and students have a clear understanding of what is expected of them. So where are we with this? In just a short time an amazing amount of work has been achieved. Right now 46 states have voluntarily joined this initiative, including Florida. The process of transitioning to the new standards is significant and includes many components. The most important of these transition components are teacher professional development, curriculum guides or instructional materials, and teacher-evaluation systems according to Education First and the EPE Research Center. Most states right now are in flux and will need more time to fully implement the transition. The goal is ambitious and is to have the transition and implementation completed with students taking the new common core related assessments in the 2014-15 school year. In most cases, these assessments would replace the current assessments. This is just a brief snapshot of ancontinued on page 30B Foundation For Lee County Public Schools Ranks 16th In The NationA recent national study cited the top 20 education foundations in the country. The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools was rated 16th among those receiving the highest honors. The top 20 was the collective scoring of eight performance categories. The foundations that appeared in the top 20 in the most categories were ranked highest, emphasizing the importance of being well-rounded. We are honored to be ranked 16th in the nation among education foundations, said Robbie Roepstorff, board chair of The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. This well-deserved honor rightly goes to the Foundations President and CEO, Marshall Bower, the Foundation staff, and our business and community partners working together to make a positive impact in the lives of our Lee County students and teachers. The study compared the following performance variables to determine the ranking: Long-term financial sustainability (total assets, assets per student, investment income) Fundraising/revenues (total revenues and revenues per student) Program expenditures (total program expenses and program expenses per student both less salaries and benefits) Volunteers (total volunteers) There are a lot of ways to measure success of an education foundation, but we chose these performance categories because it is objective data reported to the federal government in the foundations IRS Form 990 filings, said Dewey Caruthers, president of Dewey & Associates, the Tampa-based management consulting firm that conducted the analysis. The firm studied the education funds/foundations in the 50 largest school districts in the nation, including Lee County, Florida, as based on the number of public school students. For a copy of the study or additional information about the foundation, call Janelle Beaber at 337-0433 or e-mail Janelle@leeschoolfoundation.org.


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 201227B Top AgentsVIP Realty Group has announced the top agents and sales teams for the month of January. Lomano, Nicholson & Associates was recognized as top sales team and top listing team. Lynda Traverso was recognized as top sales agent and top listing agent. The Karen Bell Team was recognized as top producing team. Mary Lou Bailey was named as top producing agent. Lomano, Nicholson & Associates Lynda Traverso Mary Lou Bailey Karen Bell Realtors Welcome New MembersFour new realtor members were inducted into the Sanibel and Captiva Islands Association of Realtors at its February orientation meeting. Requirements for membership, in addition to a Florida real estate license, include membership in the national and state associations and completion of a local training program that includes professional standards and ethics, multiple listing service instruction, and orientation sessions at both the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation and City Hall. The new members and their company affiliations are Laurie Breton, John Gee & Company; Augustina Holtz, The Jorgensen Group; Kasey Harrell, VIP Realty Group; and Scott McPhee, John Gee & Company. Realtors are the only licensed real estate practitioners required to adhere to the Code of Ethics prescribed by the National Association of Realtors. Kasey Harrell, Scott McPhee, Laurie Breton and Augustina Holtz ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 201228B VASANTA SENERAT CPA, P.A.CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT SANIBEL 472-60001633 Periwinkle Way Anchor Point FORT MYERS 418-00083949 Evans Ave. Suite 205 Accounting and Tax Preparation for Businesses Individuals Condo Associations Non Residents Bank Donates $1,500 To Childrens Education Center Of The IslandsJason Maughan is the most recent winner of the We Love Our Islands promotion sponsored by Bank of the Islands. Maughan was spotted with a We Love Our Islands decal on his vehicle. That won him the right to select which local non-profit cause would receive a charitable contribution of $1,500 from Bank of the Islands. This contribution marks $46,100 given to island non-profits through the program. With the help of his son, Ronan, Maughan chose to direct the contribution to the Childrens Education Center of the Islands. Its just great the Maughans chose the Childrens Center for our donation, said Bank of the Islands vice president/Sanibel office manager Rob Lisenbee. Under Jana Yates leadership, the staff creates a wonderful learning environment for the kids in their care and irreplaceable support for working island families. All islanders are invited to stop by the banks Sanibel and Captiva offices to get a free We Love Our Islands decal and details on how you and your favorite charity can become our next lucky winners. Bank of the Islands is located at 1699 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. The Captiva office is at 14812 Captiva Drive, next to the Captiva Post Office. Jana Yates with Bank of the Islands office managers Willy Ocasio and Rob Lisenbee and Jason and Ronan Maughan Local Businesses Sponsor Kiwanis Spaghetti DinnerSanibel Air Conditioning and its sister company Sanctuary Island Electric have become sponsors of the Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner which will take place on Saturday, February 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. at The Community House. The dinner is a fundraiser for the Kiwanis Club of Sanibel and Captiva. This is a great event and Sanibel Air Conditioning has been a long-term sponsor of the Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinners on Sanibel. This year we decided to double our sponsorship efforts by adding our sister company Sanctuary Island Electric as an additional sponsor. It is always a fun event and it brings the community together for a great cause, said Bryan Hayes, co-owner of the companies. We are always happy to have the opportunity to support our community. Sanibel Air team SANIBEL MEDICAL, INC.WALK IN FAMILY PRACTICEBOARD CERTIFIED PHYSICIANSGARY WRIGHT, MD F. LOUIS RIOS, MDWalk-Ins and Appointments Available Hours 8:00 am 4:30 pm Monday FridayMinor Emergencies Laceration Repairs Wound Care Joint Injections Sports Injuries Infections Physical Exams Skin Disorders Flu Vaccinations239-395-20052499 Palm Ridge Rd.LOCATED IN HESS MART COMPLEX (CORNER OF TARPON BAY AND PALM RIDGE RD) Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


Dean W. Larson, M.D. Board Certi ed Eyelid Surgeon since 1990 Diplomat of e American Board of Ophthalmology Over 15,000 surgeries performed successfully Serving Lee, Charlotte & Hendry County patients for over 19 yearsWe are conveniently located on the corner of Summerlin and Winkler. Plastic & Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery Eyelid Surgery Center Fort Myers O ce 239.481.9995www.EyelidsOnly.comWE OFFER One-surgeon practice -you always see the same doctor No assembly-line surgery youre the only one Personalized post-operative attention Specialty-trained nursing sta Catered, accommodating care, tailored to your needs NO DOCTOR REFERRAL NEEDEDOver 65? Think eyelid surgery is not a ordable? Medicare STILL pays!Eyelid QuizCan you see your eyelids? Do you have to raise your eyebrows to see more clearly? Have you hit your head on a cabinet door while open? Is it di cult to see beside you without turning your head left or right? Do your eyelids close while you are reading? When you play tennis, do you have trouble serving? Do your eyelids feel heavy?If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you qualify for a FREE, no obligation eyelid screening performed by Natasha, COA.Screening candidates receive a $25 movie gift card. Before Before After After Natasha, COAISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 201229B


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 201230B Indispensable Advice from Dr. Dave Get your copy of Dr. Daves Book at Sanibel Island Books and Gifts,1571 Periwinkle Way 472-5223 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, I have been a widow for over 40 years, a widow longer than I was married. My friends are always asking me when am I going to give up my apartment and go to a retirement living complex. I am happy living alone I drive my own car, walk a mile each day and play bridge at least three times a week. I am not ready to go and live around all those old people. I know I am 92 years old because my one knee tells me so. But I am going to have that replaced in three weeks and when it heals, I will be able to walk two miles each day. Why do others go into all of these places? Agnes Dear Agnes, I wish I could meet you! You are an inspiration and younger people should listen to your philosophy of life. Some people find aging to be a very difficult adventure and depend on others to meet their needs. I wish there were more people like you! Lizzie Dear Agnes, Hats off to you! Living as you want without caving in to the pressures of society that if you are of a certain age you should do or not do certain things or live in a certain place blah, blah, blah. Life is meant to be lived continue living and setting a wonderful example for younger generations. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces e-mail address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: I would like to take art lessons, but I am afraid that I am so awful it will be an embarrassment. I cannot even draw a stick figure! How can I get the courage to get started?A: There is an inner voice calling to you to explore something new and different. You want to listen to your voice and get going. How will you know if you dont take the risk? Art is comprised of many different modalities. Art is where we honor our hearts and messages from our most inner being, our soul. Art is not about right, wrong, good or bad. It allows us to speak from that part of ourselves that may not have been given voice for many years or perhaps ever. If you start with making space for yourself to have fun, you will be amazed how expressive you can be without judgement or criticism. You may want to begin with crayons or pencil and sketch paper and just play. See what that feels like then you may want to move onto pastels and paint. Or reverse it start with paint and allow yourself to express yourself with the fluidity of watercolors before trying to control line and form. Whatever you decide, just begin with no expectations and let it take you where it takes you. You can also allow yourself to create images, cut things out of magazines and make collages. This is about self-expression, so there is no such thing as cant. Dr. Clancy is a licensed mental health therapist, certified hypnotherapist, life coach, author and public speaker. You may e-mail Dr. Connie at connie@drconstance.com. From page 26BSchool Smart enormous initiative that our educational systems are currently addressing. For detailed information on CCSSI, visit www.commoncorestandards.org. 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. Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the Difference Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 201231B 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 deaRPharmacistWhat If No One Can See Your Pain?by Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: Have you noticed the trend of celebrities dying from medications? I can think of Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse and, most recently, Whitney Houston? Do you think they should restrict the use of painkillers to prevent this? TW, Birmingham, Alabama No, people in pain should not have to suffer because others abuse their medicine. At the time of my writing, Houstons death has not been officially ruled as drug-related, although her history would make it seem obvious. Regardless of the coroners ruling, I think its important we not lay 100 percent of the blame on medicine for celebrity deaths. The intention of these medications is not to cause death, its to offer temporary relief to millions of users who take as directed. Tranquilizers can ease grief and anxiety. Analgesics relieve pain and offer quality of life. It is the misuse and abuse of analgesics and tranquilizers often combined with alcohol that have a deadly impact, not the medicine itself. If someone cuts their wrists, do you blame the knife? Many people are outraged at the medication, or their makers, but you cant possibly understand the other side of this story unless youve been there yourself. Imagine this. You have a medical condition that affects your nervous system like multiple sclerosis, or perhaps you have low back pain from a car accident. In other words, its a pain that is hard to see unlike a broken leg in a cast. You can tolerate the pain if you take hydrocodone every day. Youve lost your job because of your disabilities, so youre not dressed as sophisticated as the other customers. Pharmacist Jones is skeptical of you, she thinks you might be an addict, and he doesnt like you showing up in her pharmacy every 30 days like clockwork for your 60 pills. She fears you will bring your friends, and word will get out that she dispenses narcotics to pretty much anyone. You forgive her judgement, you just need your medicine so you can get out of bed every morning and get through your day. One day you are turned away because your doctor prescribed 180 tablets instead of 60. The physician only wrote for that large amount because he knows that you can no longer afford to see him monthly, so he prescribed enough to hold you over for three months (this practice is not uncommon). Maybe you live out of town, so he prescribes a lot. Regardless, the pharmacist perceives 180 tablets as excessive and tells you shes out of stock. In pain, and shame, you or your wife (or caretaker) must drive to several other pharmacies until a compassionate pharmacist fills your prescription. Fair? Pharmacists are naturally cautious about what they dispense, but when celebrities die from drugs, it occurs because of a series of very bad decisions, not the medicine itself. Restricting medicine at the pharmacy level will never stop the problem and besides, chronic pain patients should never have to pay the price for substances abusers. 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. Complimentary Health ScreeningsThe complimentary Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club diabetes, glaucoma, hearing and blood pressure screenings will be performed from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, February 24 at the Sanibel Recreation Center. The diabetes test uses a tiny drop of blood extracted with an almost painless prick of the finger, which is then read by a blood glucose meter in five seconds. The glaucoma test checks peripheral vision and eye pressure, which can detect existing eye damage and/or provide predictive information. The Lion screeners have been trained and certified by a doctor and use all appropriate methods to insure antiseptic conditions and privacy during the screening. Screenings are performed on a first come, first serve basis. Finding and treating eye disease early is the best way to limit the effects of glaucoma and diabetic eye disease. If left untreated, they may cause severe vision loss or even blindness. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. CPR Course The American Red Cross Compression Only CPR course will be held Sunday, February 26 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Sanibel Recreation Center. The purpose of this American Red Cross course is to teach untrained bystanders how to perform hands-only CPR. Having more citizen bystanders trained in this simple skill can help save lives by putting more cardiac arrest victims within a few steps of lifesaving assistance. There is no cost for the course but pre-registration is preferred. For more information and to register call 4720345. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTSExcellent medical care, friendly sta Prompt attention to emergencies, injuries and lacerationsVISITORS AND WALK-INS WELCOMELATEST XRAY TECHNOLOGY AND ULTRA SOUND ON PREMISES.CALL 239-395-2444 TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT Wir Sprechen Deutsch1699 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957Hours Mon Fri 8-5 Closed for lunch 12-1EDWARD P. LAMOTTA, MDBoard Certi ed Family Physician From page 16BPool LeagueWalters and achieved his second 4-0 score of the season. He was backed by 3-1 wins by teammates Pete Mindel and Randy Carson as his Sanibel Caf shooters coasted to a 12-4 trouncing over Chalk & Awe. Captain Carol Johnson from Chalk & Awe picked up her eighth win of the year when her shocked opponent, John Earle, scratched on the eight ball. Earle went on to win two out of four games for the evening and may have broken out of his year-long slump. Fresh Legion Crews Patti Frank was perfect for the night as she posted wins in the two games she contested with George & Wendys Joe Martin. The Crew won easily, 10-6.


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 201232B PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY IMPACT 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 CarePETS 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 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. DarabanCOMPUTERS/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.comPERSONAL TRAINER IM PA CT W IN DO WS & D OO RS /G LA SS SanFit Training Free ConsultationStrength Weight Management BalanceLaura McGowan Personal Trainer Conditioning Coachlaura@sanfittraining.com 239 464 7876 www.sanfittraining.com PE TS COMPUTER SERVICES LAWN SERVICE COSMETICS P.O. Box 1067 Estero, FL 33929 Joe Scarnato (239) 849-6163scarnatolawn@aol.com Scarnato Lawn ServiceLawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming Weeding, Irrigation Repair and Inspection, Installation of Plants, Trees and Mulch BUILDING CONTRACTOR CABINETS Helenbrook Homes, Inc.Licensed & InsuredCerti ed Building ContractorCBC026067Serving Sanibel & Captiva for the last 25 yearsNew Homes Remodeling FramingDave Helenbrook 239 / 466-4030 LAWN MAINTENANCE From 23BTwin Palmsoak leaf crotons add even more color to the landscape. Various plants bromeliads, staghorn ferns, and orchids among them are attached to many of the trees. Paglia and Claypoole use a combination of Krazy Glue and Liquid Nails to accomplish this. One of their favorite plants is the night blooming cereus a cactus that crawls along the ground or on available trees. It blooms at night with big white flowers with a magnificent scent. Peekers wont want to miss this entrancing house that perfectly blends calm, comfort and the exotic. 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; they also will be on sale outside Baileys General Store on weekends in March leading up to the Peek and at the Sanibel Farmers Market on March 18. Dining room


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HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED BOATS CANOES KAYAKS AUTO FOR SALE MISC FOR SALE LOST AND FOUND COMMERCIAL SPACE TIMESHARE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATEISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 201236B 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 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 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 239-395-6758 NR 2/10 CC 2/24 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 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 5HP MERCLow hours(20). Purchased 2003. Long shaft (25) (sailboat motor). $750 Delivered, on a Monday 10 a.m. Make a good offer. Extra power prop, etc. Call 904-425-2429, feel free to leave a message.NR 2/24 CC 2/24 CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE1974 Norton Commando 850, 10,250 original miles, one owner, (mint) running and registered, Sanibel owner, $11,500. Call Doug at 239-898-9776.RS 2/24 CC 2/24 HOSPITAL BEDA single bed electric, best offer. Like new Double bed. Call 560-1314. Ask for George.RS 2/124 NC 3/2 POTTERY BARN DINING TABLERound to 74 oblong. Solid wood. NEW $1,200. $475! 472-4823NR 2/24 CC 2/24 AVIAN ACCENTS PARROT CAGESolid Oak w/stainless interior. 57x37x69h. New $3,000, For $600! Waynes Bottlebrush Perch. 48x23x64h. New $550, For $225. 239-472-4823NR 2/24 CC 2/24 LOST IN SANIBELSTERLING SILVER MEXICAN BRACELET Gift, sentimental value. $50 Reward. 472-1254 or 810-9153NR 2/24 NC 3/16 FOUNDA ladies watch. West Gulf Beach, Sanibel. Call 239-472-0238 to identify.NS 2/24 NC 3/16 TIMESHARE FOR SALESanibel Beach Club II, 2 bd, 2 ba, lower unit, week 7 $26,000 651-226-1708 mary.kass@hotmail.comRR 2/24 CC 2/24 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. RR 2/24 CC 2/24 TO PLACE AN AD LOG ON: IslandSunNews.com& click on Place Classified


REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE VACATION RENTAL VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL 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 24, 201237B WALK TO BEACHAdorable 2 bedroom 1 bath 1/2 of duplex East End of Sanibel Great Monthly rates! Call Bob 410-913-2234 RR 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 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION 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. $1,399,000 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 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 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 EAST END2 BR-2 BA. Heated Pool-Canal Dock. One Story-Unfurnished. 395-1786NR 2/17 CC 3/9 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. 1414 Causey Court, SanibelNR 2/17 CC 2/24 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 2/24 CC 2/24 FOR SALE BY OWNER3BDR 3BT Duplex in 8 unit assn. near beach East end, pool, tennis. Under $350,000. 262-374-1571. NS 2/24 PC 2/24 LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RR 2/24 CC 3/16 FOR RENT BY OWNER3BDR 3Bath duplex, w/lower suite, 8 unit assn, near beach east end, pool, tennis. Avail Mar, April, May $350 mo. $650 for 3 mos. 262-374-1571NS 2/24 PC 2/24 RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311RS 2/24 BM 3/16 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 2/24 CC 2/24 GARAGE SALESaturday Feb 25, 9 a.m. to 1 pm, 1170 Sand Castle Rd, SanibelRS 2/24 CC 2/24 COMING SOON!!HUGE MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE SATURDAY, MARCH 3 KITTIWAKE CIRCLE (in The Dunes) home/holiday decor, household items, tools, sport/exercise equipment, etc.NR 2/24 CC 2/24 READ ISLAND SUN ONLINE: IslandSunNews.comclick on Read the Sun HUGE GARAGE SALE Saturday, February 25 8 a.m. 4 p.m. 923 Deep Lagoon Lane, Town & River, Fort Myers. Retail gift shop merchandise, holiday and party ware, greeting cards, boxed cards, office supplies, household items, clothing, queen size mattresses and box springs, queen headboard, footboard and frame. Lots of miscellaneous. NS 2/24 NC 2/24


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 24, 201238B From opage 6BJetBlue Parkgrass parking also double as soccer fields. At the media briefing, county officials stressed that the project will be utilized far beyond just spring training. It will host year-around activities such as youth sports, community festivals and entertainment. The Red Sox also will use the rehab and training facility at jetBlue Park on a year-round basis. Amazingly, the complex was completed in just 11 months by nearly 900 construction workers. An estimated 396 full-time jobs will result from the project. One major advantage for the Red Sox is the fact that for the first time the facility will allow both major and minor leaguers in their organization to train at the same location. Fifteen Major League teams train in Florida generating hundreds of millions of dollars in tourist revenue. With both the Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins calling Fort Myers their spring training home, it is estimated the economic impact is nearly $50 million locally. These revenues could climb substantially if Lee County officials are successful in bringing a third Major League team possibly the Washington Nationals to the area. Reportedly, efforts are underway to interest the Nationals in the downtown City of Palms Park, the former home of the Red Sox. A signature element of jetBlue Park is a replica of the famous left field Green Monster in Bostons historic Fenway Park. It also features the restored manual scoreboard that was used at Fenway for three decades. PAWS Pet Of The WeekFive-month-old Lily Rose was found as a stray behind Floral Artistry on Sanibel (hence the name). She has suffered some wounds around her neck, but she is on the mend and is ready for her new home. Lily Rose is very sweet with people, but seems fearful of dogs, so she might do best in a dog-free home. She is healthy, up to date on her shots and spayed. To adopt Lily Rose, call PAWS volunteer Pam at 472-4823. Lily Rose




472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 SanibelSusan.com 4 72HO 888 -6 0 S a n i b e l S 2242 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Square #3 Real estate blog at www.SanibelSusan.wordpress.com 837 Limpet Dr in Shell Harbor, 1/2+acre with patio dock, intersecting canal views, community beach access $930,000 5307 Umbrella Pool Rd in Sanibel Bayous II, on cul-de-sac, get to Blind Pass beach over Clam Bayou bridge $449,000 1120 Olga Ave just off East Gulf Dr, large parcel on little-known sandy street handy to bike path, causeway, & close to several beach accesses $299,000 1118 Sand Castle Rd in The Dunes golf & tennis community, located on the natural side of the street with back facing south for sunny afternoons $299,000 1847 Farm Trail in Island Woods, one of last undeveloped parcels in Sanibels newest olde-Florida-style home community, shared pool, & tennis $249,000 545 Rabbit Rd in Sanibel River Estates with deeded beach access at the end of the street, the back of this lot faces west too, sunset views $199,000 555 Piedmont Rd in Sanibel Highlands, short walk to Gulfside City Park, Algiers Beach, & shopping at the Jerrys Center, cul-de -sac location $149,000 Susan Andrews Realtor, Broker, Owner, 20+Year Sanibel Resident, $250+M sold Pointe Santo C23 Well-appointed 3-bedroom income-producer with lagoon to gulf view. 2011 rentals exceeded $65K $649,000 Mariner Pointe 1043 Direct bay-facing top-floor 2 bedroom with high ceilings. Community boat docks with availability. $299,900 Sanibel Arms West M7 2nd floor 2 bedroom with new washer/dryer, plantation shutters, & easy on-site rentals $399,900 Sundial #I101 Like new cottage-style corner gulf-view club suite earning ~$40K annually in resort rental program $399,000 Colony Resort #47 Nitely rental condo near east-end beach, best price in the complex, ready for you to make it your own $149,000 Lighthouse Point #332 Top-floor 2 bedroom with den, 2 bay-view terraces, plus screened balcony, new paint & carpet too $474,000 Sandalfoot #5C1 Beach-front 2 bedroom with excellent rental history & cozy island-style decor. Walk right out to the gulf! $699,000 Kings Crown #212 Gulf-view 2-bedroom endunit with bright white open kitchen, glass-enclosed balcony, & covered parking $599,000 Seashells #20 Well-priced 2 bedroom with pool, tennis, on-site rental office, & beach access across the street $349,000 Oceans Reach #2B1 One of the top-rated beachfront walk-outs in on-site rental program, years of income, & decorator decor $699,000 Gulfside Place #319 Wide views of the beach from this top-floor 2 bedroom with den, decorated as 3 bedroom $974,000 Seashells #37 Easy vacation rental 2 bedroom on 2nd floor, steps to pool, tennis, beach, & on-site office $274,000 966 Greenwood Ct 3-bedroom 2-1/2 bath half duplex in The Dunes golf & tennis community with this pool, beach access too $324,900 542 North Yachtsman Charming cottage-style home on deepwater access canal with 67 dock & this sunny west-side pool $749,000 220 Southwinds Dr Elevated vacation-ready beach home with this community path at the end of the street $499,000 David Anderson Elise Carnes Lisa Murty Realtor ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 24, 201240B