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: 03-02-2012
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sanibel (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Captiva (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Lee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Lee -- Sanibel
United States of America -- Florida -- Lee -- Captiva
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (July 2, 1993)-
General Note: "Sanibel and Captiva Islands."
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MARCH SUNRISE/SUNSET: 6:51 6:30 6:50 6:31 6:49 6:31 6:48 6:32 6:47 6:32 6:46 6:33 6:45 6:33 VOL. 19, NO. 36 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA MARCH 2, 2012 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands Read Us Online at IslandSunNews.com A ASECTIONFashion Show Sends Shells Into New Style Realmby Anne MitchellSanibel-Captiva islanders may think theyve seen it all when it comes to seashells, but on Monday local mollusks were propelled to the realms of haute couture. Fifteen outfits, ranging from a simple cotton dress to a lavishlybeaded wedding gown to a coordinating owner-and-dog ensemble, were displayed at a fashion show and luncheon as part of Shellabration! 2012. A full house of about 150 people filled the dining room at The Sanctuary Golf Club on Sanibel to watch perhaps the most glamorous parade of seashells ever seen on these islands. Star of the show and winner of the most audience votes was the bridal gown made and modeled by Melinda Graham. The elegant white and oyster gray satin dress and train encrusted with tiny seashells received oohs and aahs from the audience as Graham, a local interior continued on page 28 The entire line-up of models in the show Big Prizes Up For Grabs This Saturday At Captivas ABC Saleby Jeff LysiakGuests attending this years ABC Sale & Auction, to be held at 5:30 p.m. this Saturday, March 3 at The Sanctuary Golf Club, will have a wide assortment of fantastic and one-of-a-kind items to bid upon, from a Useppa Island Yacht & Luncheon Cruise to a South Seas Island Resort Social Membership to gift certificates from a variety of island merchants. The 46th annual fundraiser, which supports community programs of the CCA Foundation and Captiva Civic Association, will include a cocktail hour, full-course dinner, musical entertainment and a whole lot of fun, according to event planners. The CCA has been in existence for 47 years and this is continued on page 25 Bidders may Ride With The Reverend on Rev. Tom Nymans Harley-Davidson motorcycle, one of the popular auction prizes available during this weeks ABC Sale & Auction at The Sanctuary. Fifty percent of the auction bid for this item will go to Chapel by the Seas mission fund. Anne Morrow Lindbergh Performance The final event for Shellabration! 2012, honoring the 75th anniversary of the Sanibel Shell Fair & Show, is Rusty Browns performance of In Celebration of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, followed by the Incredible Ice Cream Social. Doors open at 1 p.m. at The Community House. Step back in time with Rusty Brown as she celebrates the life of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, who frequently visited Captiva Island in the s and 50s. While on the island, Lindbergh conceived the idea for her book Gift From the Sea, based on shells found on the beach. Brown explores the scope of this talented womans life as flyer, adventurer, author, philosopher, wife and mother. The performance captures Lindberghs extraordinary spirit, courage and calming presence. Following the performance is the Incredible Ice Cream Social, featuring Queenies Homemade Icre Cream. Specially designed toppings for Shellabration include Cherries Junonia (Cherries Jubilee), Buttercup Bananas Foster, Slipper Shell Salted Caramel, Kings Crown Chocolate Sauce, Cinnamon Apple Murex, Periwinkle Praline Sauce, Fresh Berries Galore, and other toppings such as nuts, coconut, Heath Pieces, Butterfinger pieces, Reeses Pieces, pecans and brownies. Top it off with butterscotch, strawberry, praline, marshmallow, or chocolate sauce, whipped cream and a maraschino cherry. Cost is $20 for members and $22 for guests. Pre-payment is required. Call 4722155 or stop by 2173 Periwinkle Way. Visit www.shellabration2012.com. Anne Morrow Lindbergh


ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 20122 Come for the beaches.... Come for the beaches.... Discover the Shopping Discover the Shopping Managed by Association Management Commercial Leasing Property Watch239-395-9111 ShopOnSanibel.com ShopOnSanibel.com Adventures In Paradise C. Turtles Cheeburger Cheeburger Dolce Tesoro Needful ings Pandoras Box Pandoras Box Two Royal Shell Real Estate Royal Shell Vacations Sanibel Resort Wear Sanibel Sole Shiny Objects Synergy e Cedar Chest Fine Jewlery e Leather Connection e Sanibel Caf Wilford & Lee Home Dcor Tahitian Gardens 1975-2019 periwinkle waySomething for Everyone TheVillage ShopsV S 2340 periwinkle wayShop & Be Pampered Kym Nader Interiors Home Dcor On e Edge a unique boutique Sanibel Tropical Wines Tribeca Hair & Nail Salon Watson MacRae Gallery Why Knot Why Knot Relax William E. Wilson Fine Jewlery Design 630 Tarpon Bay RoadPets Welcome Amys Something Special Island Paws jb designs Over Easy Caf Sanibel Art & Frame Sanibellas Sanibel Holiday Suncatchers Dream Town CenterC 2496 Palm ridge roadYum to OM Subway Island Pizza Sanibel Yoga World War II Vet Returns To Historical VillageDemand was so high for tickets to hear World World II veteran Helldiver Ed Sieber talk about his experiences sinking the Japanese supership Yamato, the museum has scheduled a second talk. Sieber was 21 years old at the time and the Yamato was the largest battleship in the world. Sieber will speak again on Tuesday, March 13, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Old Schoolhouse in the village. The talk is expected to sell out quickly. There is no charge for museum members, non-members are $5 and tickets are available at the museum office or by calling 472-4648. The March Twilight Talk will feature Jim and Marguerite Jordan and Oscar Gavin on Friday, March 23, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Old Schoolhouse. The Jordans and Gavin will discuss life on Sanibel from the 1930s to the present from a Black American viewpoint. Those interested in attending should purchase tickets early. The Sanibel Historical Museum and 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 holidays. Adult admission is $5; those under age 18 are free. Learn more on the website, www.sanibelmuseum.org. World War II hero Ed Sieber mesmerizes the crowd with his harrowing tales as a dive bomber in World War II Arado, Lillesltten To Perform At Cultural FestOn Wednesday, March 7, Renata Arado and Espen Lillesltten return to Captiva Memorial Librarys Cultural Fest. This entrancing violin duo is guaranteed to wow the audience with their spirited and touching renditions of music selected for the event, which begins at 4:30 p.m. Born in Chicago, Arado has appeared with chamber groups around the globe collaborating with Isaac Stern, Robert Mann, Joshua Bell, Sylvia Rosenberg, Anton Kuerti and Camilla Wicks, to name a few. She performs in recitals and chamber series in the United States and Norway as a duo with her husband violinist/violist Espen Lillesltten. Renata spends her summers teaching and performing in Colorado, serving on the faculty of the Aspen Music Festival & School since 1996. Lillesltten is currently Associate Professor of Violin at Louisiana State University, a position he took in 2009. He previously served for 15 years as the concertmaster of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, a post to which he was appointed in 1994. He began studying the violin at age 5 with his father, a violist with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. Last June, Lillesltten and Arado premiered the Concerto of Psalms for two violins and orchestra by Dinos Constantinides in Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City. This event is free of charge and open to the public. Support is provided by the Captiva Memorial Library Board and the Captiva Civic Association. There is no reserved seating, registration is not required. For more information on Captiva Memorial Librarys Cultural Fest programs, call 533-4890. On Thursday. March 8, kids and families can join in on a Saint Paddys Day Celebration at the Captiva Memorial Library. Hear tales of Ireland and make magic wishing stones. The free event begins at 3 p.m. Renata Arado and Espen Lillesltten


3 ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 2012 Shell Fair & Show Raffle Tickets Are On Sale NowFor a donation of $2 each or three for $5, you can be a part of a special raffle to benefit The Community House. Tickets are currently being sold and the items are on display at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Raffle tickets can be purchased between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The drawing will be held on Saturday, March 3 at 3 p.m. Ticket holders dont have to be present to win. Among the raffle prizes are: Framed original creation Seaside Garden A hint of a New England created of scallop shells and an assortment of shell flowers from various parts of the world. Design by award-winning shell artist Goz Gosselin. Valued at $1,200. Handmade pocket watch Awardwinning artist Bill Jordan has created a commemorative pendant created in recognition of 75 years of Sanibel shell art. Sea urchin spine lettering with a miniature junonia shell center set on red velvet. Valued at $1,200. Tween Waters Inn One week vacation for two on beautiful Captiva Island due to the generosity of Tween Waters Inn. Valued at $1,000. Some restrictions apply. Sterling silver sealife Five shell collage slide with an 18-inch wire donated by Congress Jewelers. Valued at $620. Floor shell lamp Five feet tall and filled with shells of the world, topped with a lovely shade. Donated by She Sells Sea Shells. Valued at $400. For more information, visit www. Shellabration2012.com, call 472-2155 or visit The Community House. Immokalee Workers Coming To Sanibel ChurchAn important and timely meeting will be held at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church on Monday, March 12 at noon to hear the story of workers from Immokalee. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. The presentation by the Immokalee workers will begin at 1 p.m. Everyone is invited to hear this topical presentation of the migrant workers 14 year quest for fair working conditions, without mistreatment or reprisals. To reserve space at the lunch, call Gillian Bath at 395-4550 by Saturday, March 10. Immokalee Friendship House for the workers has been supported by St. Michaels and its Noahs Ark thrift store since 2002, providing bedding, clothes, food and financial support. We join many churches and synagogues, local and national, who have added their voices and support to the CIW (Coalition of Immokalee Workers) cause. CIW, an internationally recognized Florida farm worker organization, has reached groundbreaking agreements with nine of the worlds leading food retailers, including McDonalds, Subway and Trader Joes. These buyers, under the CIW Fair Food Agreement, are paying one penny more per pound for tomatoes directly to the workers who have picked them. At present, supermarkets (with the exception of Whole Foods) are not participating. Whats Happening At The House In 2012 Telephone: (239) 472-2155info@sanibelcommunityhouse.net 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 UPCOMING EVENTSCALL NOW TO ASSURE YOUR RESERVATION!SHELLABRATION 2012February 17 March 4Shell Fair and ShowMarch 1st 3rd Open 9 am Shows on Grounds Free Inside house $3 donationIce Cream Social and PerformanceRusty Brown presents Anne Morrow Lindberghs Gift from the Sea March 4th Rusty Brown 1pm doors open $20 members/$22 guests Ice Cream Social follows with Shellacious Toppings Shell Fair Ra e Tickets On Sale Now! 2$ EACHDoo-Wop NightMarch 28th, 6:30pm $25 members/$30 guestsCLASSESComplimentary Shell CraftingMonday 10:30 am NoonZumbaTuesday/Thursday 10 am 11 am Wednesday 5:30 pm by appt. $15 & Seasonal Packages AvailableSanctioned Duplicate BridgeEvery Tuesday at 1 pm $8.00Island YogaTues, Wed, Thurs at 8:30 am $12 members/$15 guestsTo enrich community spirit through educational, cultural and social gatherings in our historic Community House. The SCA is a 501c 3 Organization.Follow Us On FacebookSanibel Community Association Members enjoy discounted ticket prices to most of the Events listed above. Go to www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net for more information, and become a member today! WorkshopSailors Valentines have been around since 1830, and they are still as popular as ever with artists and shell lovers. Many people who visit The BaileyMatthews Shell Museum marvel at the Sailors Valentine exhibit, and now the shell museum is providing the chance for crafters to learn how to create their own exquisite pieces of art.continued on page 5 The Bailey Matthews Shell Museum is known for its Sailors Valentine display


ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 20124 Captiva Historical Society To Show Latest History FilmOn March 20, the Captiva Island Historical Society (CIHS) will premiere its latest oral history film, a second in an ongoing series by island film maker Rusty Farst. It is entitled Captiva Memories: Earth, Water and Wind. Four Captiva story tellers share their extraordinary life stories: Dottie Wakefield, daughter of the Price family, founders of Tween Waters, reminisces on the founding of the inn; Bob Sabatino, legendary fishing guide and author, recalls fishing stories and explains how hunting for birds and animals for food was a way to survive; Kristie Anders, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) education director and North Captiva resident, shares the history of Pine Island Sound and Roosevelt Channel; John Dickey, whose family goes back three generations on Captiva, recalls challenges of returning to Captiva after Hurricane Charley and the massive cleanup that followed. The film runs approximately half an hour. It includes pictures and video never seen before by the public. It will be shown at the CCA and Chapel by the Sea. The event starts at 5:30 p.m., followed by refreshments and light hors doeuvres. Admission is free but reservations are required. Seating is limited. Call the Captiva Civic Association at 472-2111 to reserve your place. DVDs of Earth, Water and Wind may be purchased for $100, which automatically includes a one-year membership in the CIHS. Dottie Wakefield Bob Sabatino Kristie Anders John DickeyShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


5 ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 2012 Captiva Community Panel MeetingThere will be a quorum for the next meeting of the Captiva Community Panel, set for Tuesday, March 13 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Wakefield Room at Tween Waters Inn. The draft agenda for the meeting includes: 9 a.m. Introductions and roll call; approval of February 14 minutes 9:05 a.m. CEPD update by Kathy Rooker, CEPD 9:10 a.m. Hurricane Preparedness & Response Committee update by Doris Holzheimer 9:15 a.m. Committee reports (as necessary): Land Development Code by Max Forgey and Rene Miville Communications by Susan Stuart Finance and budget by Ken Gooderham Water quality by John Jensen? Fundraising by Rick Hayduk 9:25 a.m. Updating the Captiva Plan and vision statement by Ken Gooderham and Max Forgey 10 a.m. Other business and public comment Confirm dates for next meetings (April 10, May 9 and June 12) Adjourn The Captiva Community Panel provides a public forum whereby Captiva property owners can present projects requiring variances and get feedback from and answer questions of the panel members and other Captiva neighbors attending the public meeting. The panel has no decision-making authority on variance requests but does advise Lee County as to the point of view of the panel and the point of view expressed by other interested Captivans attending the public meeting at which the variance request was presented. The next Captiva Community Panel meeting has been tentatively scheduled for April 10 in the Wakefield Room at Tween Waters Inn, 15951 Captiva Drive on Captiva. CCP Revises Land Use, Development Draft At Meetingsubmitted by Ken GooderhamAt its February 14 meeting, the Captiva Community Panel continued its multi-year effort to craft a Captiva Land Development Code to help regulate land use and development on the island. Working from suggestions made by Lee County planning staff and a county advisory committee, the panel did a page-by-page review of the draft. Among its major decisions: It revised language addressing rentals of homes in the islands estate-zoned area to more clearly state that such rentals should not be less than seven days in length. While that time limit was considered as currently implied by many, the panel opted to be more explicit. It retained language concerning how septic systems must be sited and maintained. With about half of the islands properties relying on such systems, the panel felt it was important to push for regular maintenance and locating new systems further away from tidal waters. County staff had noted there could be an enforcement issue with the proposed language, since the Department of Health which regulates septic system approvals is a state agency. It removed language proposed by county staff to regulate how close to existing mangroves any fill could be placed. While the panel and Captivans in general remains firmly committed to preserving any remaining mangroves, panel members felt the proposed language needed further discussion about possible impact. Mangrove regulation is a multi-jurisdictional issue with very limited county oversight, which makes code action difficult to draft. It continued fine-tuning the rewrite of island sign regulations. The current language is considered outdated, but the panel is concerned that any changes achieve the desired results without penalizing existing signs that Captivans want to preserve. In addition, the panel reviewed all current references to Captiva in the Lee Plan, the countys comprehensive land use plan. With that plan currently being updated by county staff, the panel wanted to see whether there were areas where revisions were necessary, and classify those as short-term (which could be done in the next two months) versus long-term (for discussion once the current code work is completed). The panel identified one policy in need of short-term updating, along with the need to revise the plans vision statement for the island. These will be the focus on the panels next meeting, which is scheduled for Tuesday, March 13 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Wakefield Room at Tween Waters Inn, 15951 Captiva Drive. All panel meetings are open to the public, and community participation is encouraged. The Captiva Community Panel provides a public forum whereby Captiva property owners can present projects and get feedback from and answer questions of the panel members and other Captivans attending the public meeting. The panel has no decision-making authority but does advise Lee County as to the point of view of the panel and the point of view expressed by other interested Captivans. The panel is sponsored by the Captiva Property Owners Association Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. More information is available online at www.captivacommunitypanel.com. Current Captiva Community Panel members are Rick Hayduk, chair; Mike Mullins, vice chair; Susan Stuart, secretary; Mike Kelly, treasurer; and Jim Boyle, Jay Brown, Jack Cunningham, Paul McCarthy, Jerry McClure and David Rohn. (239) 472-1111 (239) 472-1111 2330 Palm Ridge Rd. 2330 Palm Ridge Rd. Across from CVS Across from CVS SanBeautys@aol.com SanBeautys@aol.com www.SanibelBeautySalon.net www.SanibelBeautySalon.net Sanibel Sanibel Beauty Beauty Salon Salon Free Bling Strand with Free Bling Strand with purchase of Feathers! purchase of Feathers! CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVES ON HEALINGAn Ecumenical Panel DiscussionTHURSDAY, MARCH 15, 7 9 PM Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ 2050 Periwinkle WayAre you looking for peace, balance and healing in your life?Do you wonder what role God may play in healing?Do you want to explore the relationship between prayer and healing?Come and hear a vibrant discussion by panelistsRev. Dr. Ellen Sloan Rev. Dr. John Danner Christine Driessen, Rector Senior Pastor Lecturer, Teacher andSt. Michael & All Angels Sanibel Congregational PractitionerEpiscopal Church United Church of Christ Christian Science Church HORS DOEUVRES RECEPTION AT 6:00 PM ALL ARE INVITED! From page 3WorkshopShell 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 shell museum 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. To register for the class, visit the Events page at www.shellmuseum.org. For more information, contact public programs specialist Diane Thomas at dothomas@shellmuseum.org, or call 395-2233.


ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 20126 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 City Ordinance 86-43 Rises Again Like A Phoenixby Anne MitchellPerhaps the longest-running and most debated ordinance in Sanibel city history Ordinance 86-43 was back on the Planning Commission agenda Tuesday and got an airing that lasted nearly two and a half hours. At issue was an effort to make the cumbersome wording easier to understand and apply to future single family home applications. The ordinance strives to keep too-large homes from being built in neighborhoods where they are incompatible in terms of size, structure and mass. It is also aimed at clearing up the process of notifying neighbors and, where applicable, registered homeowner associations. It was at the direction of the City Council, which was concerned that the notification process was causing delays to the permitting process, said Planning Commission chairman Mike Valiquette, an island contractor. Commissioner Holly Smith said she was surprised to see it on the agenda, since she had no idea council wanted revisions. Valiquette said it was placed on the agenda after he voiced concerns to Mayor Kevin Ruane of unnecessary holdups caused by the 14-day waiting period following notification. But as always, any discussion of 86-43 is a contentious and highly complicated topic, one that the Planning Commission wrestled with for 18 months before sending it to council for approval. Planning Department director Jim Jordan wanted the discussion also to address what would trigger a more lengthy review of the application such as if a new home or expansion of an existing home would result in a dwelling larger than the largest home in the neighborhood. Commissioner Paul Reynolds spoke of his interpretation of the intent of 86-43 as one not meant to prevent large homes from being built, but to guide them to neighborhoods where larger homes are compatible. Also, he said, It is a neighborhoods right to define itself. It is not subject to the whim of the guy who comes to town with a big checkbook. I dont want to see more things kicked to long form with the time and expense (involved). I dont want to see a 500-square-foot addition trigger a long form, said Smith, referring to a section in the draft ordinance prepared by the planning department. She also noted that she didnt want the commission to spend a lot of time on the ordinance unless City Council was aware of the direction it was heading. Jordan said he didnt expect a decision that day, just some guidance from the commission. I thought we had buried this, remarked commissioner Phillip Marks. Its like a phoenix. Valiquette said buyers expectations as to the type of home they can build should be clarified by their real estate agent, based on by-laws and city codes, and then by their contractor. Commissioner Tom Krekel wondered whether the city should eliminate the notification process for homes that are not the largest in the neighborhood, reasoning if they met the codes neighbors wouldnt be able to stop the project anyway. In summation, Jordan said he believes the commission wants to maintain notification for short-form applications to those living within 300 feet and to homeowner association that have current contact information on file, but drop the 14-day waiting period. Applications for home larger than the largest in the neighborhood, and for expansions that would result in a home being the largest, would trigger a long-form process and would require full notification and a waiting period. He said he will have an ordinance drafted for the March 13 meeting. In the meantime, he will inform the city manager of the issue so that she can keep council members apprised. Backyard Game Night For All Ages At Community ParkJoin island families and friends on Saturday, March 3 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Sanibel Community Park for Backyard Game Night. This event is fun for all ages, so bring the whole family. Ice cold lemonade will be served while games such as volleyball, football, shuffleboard, corn hole toss, ladder ball and bocce ball will be played. There is no fee to participate and all activities are weather permitting. For more information, contact the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. MOAA SpeakerThe guest speaker at last weeks Lee Coast Chapter MOAA meeting was Imam Mohamed Al-Darsani of the Islamic Center for Peace in Fort Myers. He discussed the commonality of religious thought of the three Abrahamic religions: Islam, Christianity and Judaism with about 85 MOAA members. This was a unique meeting that touched on reaching common objectives rather than military affairs. For more information on the Lee Coast MOAA contact Corky Boyd at 395-0464 or email corkyboyd@embarqmail.com Doug Quelch, president of the Lee Coast Chapter of MOAA presents an American flag to Imam Mohamed Al-Darsani of the Islamic Center for Peace in Fort Myers Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


7 ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 2012 Windstorm Insurance Changes At CASIs (Condominiums Association of Sanibel Island) breakfast on Friday, February 24, Gino Littlestone of Oswald Trippe/ BB&T announced that the Citizens Insurance Board approved proposed changes to windstorm coverage which will dramatically impact windstorm insurance rates and coverage. Littlestone received the news from a a fellow BB&T agent who sits on the Citizens Insurance Board. Littlestone and Chris Heidrick of Heidrick Insurance/Sanibel were addressing a gathering of nearly 90 condominium board members, managers and owners to review insurance coverage and how it has and will continue to change. Citizens will cap coverage at $1 million per primary building for some types of properties, include those who allow short term rentals. Citizens is actively seeking to identify such properties. Citizens is also becoming more selective in the types of construction it will insure and also reviewing property valuations. For those properties that lose coverage through Citizens, surplus lines carriers provide insurance, though generally at a higher rate and with less desirable coverage. To become more financially stable, Citizens had to depopulate and otherwise reduce its liabilities. It is estimated that Citizens has a total exposure of more than $400 billion while the amount it has collected for claims is only about $16 billion including the recent $900 million proceeds of a municipal bond offering. Although there is additional money in the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund, a state reinsurance entity, Citizens liabilities are more than double its liquid assets, which puts all Florida taxpayers and policyholders on the hook when hurricane losses occur. Policyholders are still paying down the Citizens debt incurred in 2005 and are scheduled to continue to pay down that debt for the next 10 years. Losses which will occur in the future will add to that debt. For that reason, Governor Scott asked the Citizens Board to restructure the program to improve its financial situation. Littlestone and Heidrick encouraged property owners to consult with their insurance agents as they budget for next years insurance renewals. Gino Littlestone, OTC/BB&T; Mary Nelson, CASI board; Linda Naton, CASI president; Dick Weiss, CASI vice president; Chris Heidrick, Heidrick Insurance/Sanibel Why I Donate To The United Wayby Judie ZimomraOn July 15, 2008, the body of a deceased 64-year-old male was discovered in the parking lot of a Sanibel Island convenience store. What we did not know until the time of his death was that the deceased a Sanibel resident, in addition to losing his small on-island business after Hurricane Charley, had become homeless was living behind the store and sleeping on the ground with a single blanket. Prior to this instance, I was aware of individual hardship cases on Sanibel but none as poignant as this case where intervention may have resulted in literally the difference between life and death. In 2008, our island did not have an onisland organization dedicated to connecting persons in need to the appropriate agencies. Prior to FISHs designation as a United Way House, we had no on-island coordination for not only the indigent but also those struggling with addictions and mental health disorders. In late 2009, through the efforts of many Sanibellians, FISH became a United Way House. In 2010, FISH received their first United Way allocation of $10,000. In 2011, FISHs United Way contribution increased to $30,000, which was dedicated to supporting FISHs Walk-In Center and the hiring of a licensed Clinical Social Worker. FISH has a current application pending before the United Way for a $50,000 allocation this year. I am very selective about becoming involved in any off-island activity. However, in 2010, with City Council approval, I accepted an invitation to join my fellow citizens Tom Uhler and Tony Lapi to serve on the United Way Board of Lee, Glades and Hendry County. Prior to the close of our annual campaign, which this year is chaired by Sanibels own Tom Uhler, I wanted to share with the community why I donate to our local United Way with a donor directed gift dedicated to FISH. For more information about the United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades County, contact the United Way directly at 433-2000, dial 2-1-1 from a landline phone, visit www.unitedwaylee.org or e-mail info.iris@unitedwaylee.org. 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ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 20128 Members Asked To Write On The Walls Of Sanibel Community ChurchMembers of the Sanibel Community Church had their first opportunity to enter their new sanctuary being constructed at 1740 Periwinkle Way. From children to adults, all were encouraged to write a prayer or their favorite scripture on the concrete floors or walls, to serve as a memorial to the fact that the building is dedicated to the purposes of God. The building project includes a 630-seat sanctuary, where both the 9 a.m. contemporary service and the 11 a.m. traditional worship services will be held as well as the restoration of the historic chapel which will continue to be used for the 7:45 a.m. traditional service. The new construction will also include administrative offices, a prayer room, music and fine arts rehearsal center, media center, counseling center and caf bookstore. The current family life center is being renovated to double the space designated for children and teens. The playground and facilities for the Summit Christian Pre-School are also being enlarged. Other renovations include the modernization of the current kitchen as well as additional adult meeting rooms. The parking lot is being expanded to add nearly 100 parking spaces. To improve traffic flow, the expanded campus will include two entrances to the property. Serving the island for nearly 100 years, Sanibel Community Church has a strong desire to serve the community. As a non-denominational evangelical congregation, there is a strong emphasis on Biblical teaching as well as a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. All are welcome to attend. For more information on the expansion and ministry programs, visit www.sanibelchurch.org or call 472-2684. Dr. Daryl Donovan serves as Senior Pastor. Emily Walsh photos by Kristen Donova Jenny Wilson Jodie Lucker adds a prayer to the wall 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 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 Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


9 ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 2012 Unitarian Universalists To MeetUnitarian 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. 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 on the practice of compassion in all walks of life compassionate listening, compassionate speaking, compassionate action and compassionate eating. What is the religious communitys responsibility to bring about change that will foster love instead of fear, equality rather than exclusivity, interdependence over egotism, sharing rather than hoarding? 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 that calls on Unitarian Universalists to become aware of the ways that food choices affect personal and family health and the planets health. Compassion is an integral component of an environmental justice agenda that takes into account how migrant farm workers are treated and in the way industrial farms raise animals, especially those in concentrated animal feeding operations. A goal of the UU Statement of Conscience is to think compassionately and to strive for equitable distribution of both environmental burdens and benefits for populations of residents and workers. Ghandi said, We must ourselves become the change that we wish to see in the world. The issue the human community faces today is how to bring about change that will nourish the art of compassion. The Reverend Schuman, Th. M. Princeton Theological Seminary, is an ordained ELCA 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 from 1971 to 2002. While living in Ohio, he served on the board of ethics for the Samaritan Regional Health System and was a charter trustee for the Hospice of North Central Ohio. He has published numerous articles on theology and end of life concerns, received an NEH Grant for advanced study in theology and medical ethics, and was awarded the Taylor Award by Ashland University for Excellence in Teaching. Since moving to Sanibel, he has taught courses for the Renaissance Program of FGCU and has led study groups and presented forums at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church on the subject of Religion in Public Life. Most recently, he and Dr. Michael Derechin presented a program for the Shared Scholar Community Lecture Series entitled Dying in the Technological Age: Doctors, Patients and Ethical Choices. Discussion, fellowship and refreshments follow the service. Reverend Walter H. Schuman Chapel By The Sea Begins Search For Next MinisterChapel By The Sea on Captiva is beginning its traditional triennial search for a new minister to succeed Reverend Tom Nyman in November of 2013. This rotation takes place every three years, so the Chapel doesnt become identified with any one minister or denomination. Rev. Nyman is currently serving his second year and will return next November for his final year. Since he is a Lutheran, he will not be succeeded by a Lutheran. The Chapel is looking for a minister male or female who has an ecumenical approach and outlook; is a good preacher; is warm, caring, compassionate and willing and able to provide pastoral continued on page 12 Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy & Pilates


ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 201210 Area Churches To Sponsor Special Ecumenical EventChristian healing is the focus of an Ecumenical panel to be held on Thursday, March 15, when three area churches will join hands to discuss Christian Perspectives On Healing. Rev. Dr. John Danner, senior pastor at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, will join Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan, rector at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, and Christine Driessen, Christian Science practitioner, lecturer and teacher, representing the Christian Science Church of Sanibel. Discussing the faith traditions of the Congregational United Church of Christ will be Rev. Danner, who holds degrees from Bangor Theological Seminary and Boston University. Trained as a pastoral psychotherapist, he is also a fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. Rev. Danner began his tenure in January of 2010 as senior pastor at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, where the Ecumenical panel will be held. The Christian Science perspective on healing will be shared by Driessen. After earning a law degree, Driessen developed a comprehensive rehabilitation program as an alternative to prison for women offenders and their children. In 1996, she became a full time Christian Science practitioner, and later completed qualifications for Christian Science teacher. At that time, she also served as manager of the international Christian Science Board of Lectureship. Driessen was asked to write a chapter on Christian Science for the book The Soul of Medicine from Harvard Medical School, published by John Hopkins University Press. Rev. Sloan will share her approach to spiritual healing as an Episcopal priest. She spent 25 years in the educational field prior to her ordination. To prepare for her ministry, she completed a masters of divinity from General Theological in 2002. Rev. Sloan previously served as chaplain and dean of community at the General Theological Seminary in New York City for five years, and as a priest in Ridgewood, New Jersey before becoming rector at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church. The Ecumenical panel will be held at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way, on Thursday, March 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. Brad Murray from the Sanibel Christian Science Church will serve as moderator. Ample time will be provided for questions. Those interested in attending the discussion are invited to a complimentary hors doeuvre reception preceding the talk at 6 p.m. in the churchs Fellowship Hall. Rev. Dr. John Danner Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan Christine Driessen Sanibel Island Antiques and Jewelry Show Weekend Admission $6Kids Under 16 FREE with Adult $1 OFF Admission With this Ad Sanibel Island Community Center, 2173 Periwinkle Way239-368-2505oakleypromotions.comCrystal & Glass Repair Done on SiteThe Sanibel Antique and Jewelry Show offers exhibitors from all over the country, with the highest quality antiques, jewelry and collectibles.MARCH 10TH and 11TH Sat, 10am 5pm Sun, 11am 4pm Available at:Sanibel Art & Frame 630 Tarpon Rd. Sanibel 395-1350 Two Islands Gallery Chadwicks Square Captiva 472-7633www.ikkimatsumoto.com Ikki Matsumoto Paintings & PrintsBird?, What Bird! Mon-Fri 9 am 4 pm Sat 9 am 3 pm(at the East End)455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel395-3455 NEW FASHION ARRIVALS DAILY Unique Clothing for the well dressed Island Girl & Island Woman Size 2 3X WE NOW OFFER STERLING SILVER JEWELRY Sterling Silver Polishing Available 14K and 18K Platinum, Custom Design, Watch Batteries and Bands Buying GoldOn Sanibel For Over 20 Years! Mon-Fri 9 am 4 pm Sat 9 am 3 pm(at the East End)455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel472-5544Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or emailpress@islandsunnews.com


JEWELRY GALLERY Karen Bell Dan Schuyler Lily, Angel & Gracie l r e Charles Krypell Masterworks Exhibit Voted BEST of the Islands Five Consecutive Years 520 TARPON BAY ROAD | (ACROSS FROM BAILEY'S) SANIBEL, FL 33957239-472-2888 LILYJEWELERS.COMVOTED COOLEST JEWELRY STORE IN AMERICACocktail Reception Friday, March 2 5 p.m. Open House Saturday & Sunday March 3Meet master jeweler Charles Krypell and experience an an evening of food, fun and refreshments. Bring the family and experience the casual Island elegance youll only nd at Lily & Co. 11 ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 2012


From page 9Search For Ministercare to members of the Chapel family on Captiva, Sanibel and in Fort Myers; is dedicated to outreach; is able and willing to engage in the life of the community; is energetic, able and willing to carry on a full-time ministry and pastorate during the five-month Chapel season; and is comfortable in a church without clergy assistants, a secretary or other staff. The minister has no responsibility for the finances, management or operation of the Chapel, all of which are undertaken by the 15-member hands-on Board of Associates. The Pulpit Search Committee members are Donna Schubert, chair, Mike Boris, Dick Jacker, Nathalie Pyle, Chip Roach, Ginny Stringer and Susan Stuart. The Chapel welcomes suggestions of candidates. Contact any member of the Search Committee or Donna Schubert at 395-8689. The Captiva Chapel-By-The-Sea is a seasonal Christian ministry open to all, from Thanksgiving through Easter. The historic Mission Chapel is denominationally independent and welcomes everyone regardless of their spiritual beliefs. ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 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. VIRGINIA QUIGLEY FOLEYVirginia Quigley Foley, of Rocky River, Ohio and Sanibel, died on December 23, 2011. Born in 1917 the daughter of Eugene and Beatrice Quigley, she graduated from St. Mary of the Woods College in 1938 and then attended Western Reserve University School of Social Services, Cleveland College and Cleveland Institute of Art. Mrs. Foley worked under Earnest J. Bohn during the founding and building of the CMHA in the 1930s. Virginia was a committed Clevelander, involved in numerous Boards of Trustees in the Cleveland area, and did many years of fundraising for the following groups: Child Guidance Center VP and secretary (she was honored with a special award for fundraising in the early 1990s); Cleveland International Program; Lakewood Hospital Junior Board President; Cleveland Museum of Art Womens Council & Directors Circle; Cleveland Print Club VP (Operations); Beck Center for the Cultural Arts (a gallery for art was dedicated to her in 1997); Catholic Counseling Center; Catholic Charities Corporation; Childrens Aid Society, Rocky River Board; Eliza Jennings Home Junior Board and Lakewood Hospital Foundation. She was a member of Westwood Country Club, The Intown Club, Clifton Club (serving on the Board of Directors), Contemporary Art Society as well as two study clubs, a book club and numerous Bridge groups. Mrs. Foley was the widow of George M. Foley, who passed away in 1972; mother of Eugene (Inga Duktig), Marilyn Stephen (Scott), Laura Foley (Dan Collins), Virginia K. Findlay (Gregg) and G. Michael Foley (Dianna); grandmother of Christopher Foley (deceased), Megan Stephen, Allison Stephen, Sara Stephen, Kristina Goel, Lara Rawe, Liam Collins, Misha Foley and Alex Foley. Memorial contributions may be forwarded to Catholic Charities, 1404 E. 9th Street, 8th Floor, Cleveland, OH 44114, or Beck Center for the Cultural Arts, 17801 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, OH 44107, or Applewood Centers, 2525 E. 22nd Street, Cleveland, OH 44115. OBITUARY Get your tickets today! purchase online at shellpoint.org/concerts or call (239) 454-2067 SHELL POINT SPEAKER SERIESThe Miracle on the HudsonDAVE SANDERSONTuesday, March 6 at 7:00 pmReturning home from a routine business trip on January 15, 2009, Dave Sanderson survived The Miracle on the Hudson. After a bird struck flight 1549, there was no choice for the crew but to ditch the plane in the Hudson River. Sitting on the plane, in what many would consider to be the wrong place at the wrong time, Dave knew he was exactly where he was supposed to be. Thinking only of helping others in the crisis, Dave became the last person off the plane that day, and was responsible for ensuring that others got off safely. 2011-2012 Shell Point is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway. 2012 Shell Point. All rights reserved. ACT-590-12 Single Tickets$25 JOHN JOSEPH BURNEAKASJohn Joseph Burneakas of Sanibel passed away on February 23, 2012. He was 78.Originally from Connecticut, John moved to Captiva several years ago to work at South Seas Island Resort as a golf instructor. This was where he earned his nickname Wacky, which is how many people came to know John. Later, Wacky went on to Tween Waters Inn, where he lived for several years and worked as head of their landscape department.Wacky was a true character and could always be counted on for a funny comment or lousy remark. He will be sorely missed by his many friends made on the islands over the years. Anyone wishing to join in a celebration of Wackys life is invited to The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn on Friday, March 16 at 5:05 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Johns name to Hope Hospice. For more information on the Crows Nest celebration, call Stacy at 851-1998. Breakfast Night At LOGOSThe LOGOS kids at Sanibel Community Church are having Breakfast Night on Wednesday, March 7. Participants are invited to wear their pjs and practice hanging spoons from their noses. For more information about the mid-week family program for kids ages 3 years through fifth grade, call Kathy Cramer at 472-2684. OBITUARY


13 ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 2012 Shirley Allen Gallery is proud to present the unique, museum-quality shibori fabrics created by Carter Smith, an internationallyacclaimed fabric artist whose works have been worn by the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Oprah Winfrey and Jane Fonda. For more than 40 years, Carter has mastered the elaborate shibori technique, which involves pleating and tying fabric, then applying dyes in layers. His resulting garments, tapestries, handbags and rugs are incomparable, brilliantly colored fabric works of art. The whole concept of what Im doing is playing with the fabric, playing with the colors, and creating a unique landscape, said Smith, who formally trained as a professional textile dyer at the University of California Davis. The wonderful thing a bout the shibori process is the more you play with it, the better it gets. According to Smith, the pinnacle of his career came when renown Japanese textile artist Itchiku Kubota purchased one of his shibori creations during a visit to Captiva. Kubota then wore the garment to an opening reception of his artwork at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. Smith prepares and dyes every piece of silk, enough for a single out t at a time, before his personally-trained seamstress assembles the fabrics in his studio. My desire is to wrap you in color and luxury, added Smith. The best compliment I can get is to hear from women who receive compliments while wearing my work. That means Im doing something right, making a positive difference in their lives. Visit Shirley Allen Gallery and witness the wearable artwork of fabric virtuoso Carter Smith. Shirley Allen Shirley Allen traditional arts in modern avant-garde expression traditional arts in modern avant-garde expression est.1978 est.1978Beautiful Downtown Captiva Florida shop: 239-472-3506 cell: 239-281-3017 georgeart@comcast.netIn order to nd oneself, one must be willing to be lost, for it is only in losing our way that we nd our way. For if we always knew where we are, we will never know where we can be. Carter Smith Meet Carter Smith Meet Carter Smith Christian Womens ConnectionInspirational speaker Patti Warner will give a presentation on Thursday, March 8 at the Sanibel-Captiva Christian Womens Connection (SCCWC). Warners presentation will be How to Give a Proper Tea along with a talk titled Chipped Tea Cups Can Be Beautiful Too. The luncheon program will begin at 11:30 a.m. at The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club, 949 Sand Castle Road. Cost $18 per person. Women of all ages are invited. Reservations are required. Come with your favorite tea cup and saucer to participate in the program. Harpist Methel Gale will provide background music. For more information and reservations call Anita at 395-9015. Reservation deadline is March 5. Make checks payable to Sanibel-Captiva CWC and mail to Linda Yoder, 9290 Bayberry Bend, Unit 104, Fort Myers, FL 33908. The program is sponsored by SCCWC and Stonecroft Ministries. Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper At St. MichaelsIt was not exactly Mardi Gras in New Orleans or Carnival in Rio, but good food, lively music, and friendly crowds marked the traditional pre-Lenten festivities Shrove Tuesday at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church on Sanibel. Fifty seven men of the parish, coordinated by Scott Chrysler and Carl Meier, cooked and served pancakes and accompaniments to more than a hundred parishioners and friends. Members of the youth group, many of whom were recently confirmed, assisted as waiters. Free will contributions from the diners were donated to the youth group for upcoming activities. Chrysler, who has been organizing the event for the past nine years, called it a great and happy success. Prior to the supper itself, he had planned the event with military efficiency (he served as a supply officer in the U.S. Navy.) With two cooking shifts, waiters, cleaners, and servers, the pancake supper went smoothly, exactly as planned. Blueberry pancakes were the favorite, two to one, of the parishioners and friends of St. Michaels. Traditionally known as Shrove Tuesday in the worldwide Anglican communion, the day for centuries was marked by confession and absolution (shriving) of sins and celebrated with good food prior to the meatless days of denial and penance in Lent. In historically Catholic countries, Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday allowed a day of eating meat) and Carnival (putting away meat) were days of enjoyment prior to the more somber 40 days of Lent that begin with Ash Wednesday. Patti Warner Pancakes were served in the Parish Hall Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 201214 Power Squadron Change Of WatchThe Change of Watch is the SanibelCaptiva Sail & Power Squadrons selection of new leadership for the coming watch year. The full dress event featured dinner at the St. Charles Yacht Club. The squadron has over 320 members, all committed to promoting safe boating. Nationally the United States Power Squadron has 400 squadrons and almost 40,000 members. SCSPS is one of the top squadrons and the swearing in ceremony attracted many Southwest Florida squadron and district officers as well as national officers. Also present was Chief Warrant Officer Jeff Kerner of the United States Coast Guard and his wife Sheryl (Fort Myers Beach). The primary mission of the squadron is safe boating through education. This year over 15 education courses were provided. Under the leadership of Jim Strothers squadron members work with Lee County, the coast guard, and NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) making sure that markers and buoys are in position and in good condition so that fellow boaters can find their channels. Bob Healy and his crew of inspectors do over 100 free vessel safety checks to determine that each examined vessel has at least minimal safety equipment in working order. Marti Squitieri works with The Sanibel School to provide a course in safety on the water. The SERATs (Sanibel Emergency Response and Assistance Team) provides boats, captains, crews and communication, working with the Sanibel Fire Department and other agencies to assist with on the water emergencies. This program, led by Jim Strothers, is being adopted by national and other squadrons. The meeting had its lighter side. Walt Knutzen was awarded the Bent Prop award for missing the channel and going aground. As this is a traveling award, he was able to point out that he was joining an elite group of members who, in prior years, have been so recognized. If you are a dedicated boater, sooner or later you may have a similar experience. Past Commander Hal Theiss had a banner year and was selected to become a trial member of the Silver Tridents. This exclusive group of past commanders is diligent in making sure the current commander is on the ball. If you are interested in learning and teaching safe boating, promoting safety on the water, or associating with other boaters at social events, this group is for you. Contact Bob Allen at 952-933-5133. Master of ceremonies, Past Commander Carol Allen New Bridge or Executive Committee: Treasurer Ellen Trevor, Secretary David Ross, Administrative Officer Vicki Ross, Education Officer Jack Purse, and Executive Officer Chap Vail pledging to do their duty New Commander Sami Lucas Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road239.395.1464 Sanibel Island 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 ursday 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, Sanibel Rubber Stamping Art Supplies Shell Craft Craft Supplies Gifts Scrapbook Papers Quilting Fabric Beads NotionsMake It & Take It Bead Bracelet Every Thursday $4.00DEMONSTRATION DAY EVERY TUESDAYHours: Mon. Fri. 9am 5pm, Sat. 10am -5pm www.threecraftyladies.comUnder New Ownership! Find us on


15 ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 2012 Caloosahatchee Oxbow & Riverlore Cruise OfferedThe League of Women Voters of Sanibel invites you to join them on Friday, March 16 on the Caloosahatchee Oxbow & Riverlore Cruise. The tour is guided by Rae Ann Wessel, a river researcher, long-time river advocate, historian and the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundations Natural Resource Policy Director. The vessel is a stable and spacious 42-passenger Manatee Rover pontoon boat that features daily manatee tours. All seats have a great view for photographs and bird watching A Dolphin bus will pick up attendees at 11 a.m. at the far side of the parking lot at Publix Supermarket on Summerlin Road, across from the Tanger Outlet Mall. Since departure is at 11 a.m. and return around 5 p.m., you will need to bring a lunch. The League will provide water. The cost is $55 per person, which includes the 2.5 hour boat ride, the guide and the bus. The cruise will depart at 1 p.m. from the W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam off SR 80. The adventure begins by locking through the W.P. Franklin Lock in Olga. Heading east toward Alva, you will enter the historic bends of the river and revisit the activities of the pioneers who traveled the same river to find paradise. Stories of the early settlers and their adventures are blended with an understanding of the rivers oxbows, the wild creatures that call it home and the challenges the river faces. To reserve a spot, send your reservation checks by Monday, March 5 with River Cruise on the notation line to: LWV Sanibel, P.O. Box 1194, Sanibel, FL 33957. Space is limited to 42 people. Reservations will be on a first-come basis based upon receipt of your check and the names of guests. The U.S. Coast Guard requires the names of all passengers, so include that information along with your check. For further information, contact Carla Benninga at 472-6689. 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 MARCH 2, 201216 Boardwalk Under Way At Ding Sufficient donations to begin work have put the new Childrens Education Boardwalk project between The Sanibel School and the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge into forward motion. Recently, refuge staff put on their waders to mark the boardwalks footprint. Green architect Amy Nowacki, boardwalk donor Carol Strange and Birgie Vertesch, executive director for the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge, which raised funds for the project, joined them. Donations for the project came from the Jim Sprankle Duck Decoy Exhibit sponsorships, Stranges family Martin Foundation, a bequest from the late Syril Rubin, memorials to the late Win Kloosterman, and a contribution from the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. The boardwalk will cross a brackish wetland currently inaccessible to the public en route to the refuges Indigo Trail. It will give school children and visitors up-close views of alligators, wading birds and more. The boardwalk will meander through mangroves and expand into an in-theround venue to accommodate up to 25 students and other groups. The project is one of only a handful of school-refuge partnerships in the nation that are physically connected by an educational boardwalk, according to Supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni Westland. She is currently assembling a focus group of local teachers and education volunteers to share their visions for the boardwalk. Construction will begin as soon as the permitting process is completed. To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566 or director@dingdarlingsociety.org. Supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni Westland, Refuge Biologist Tara Wertz, donor Carol Strange and architect Amy Nowacki recently mucked around the wetland to survey the footprint for the forthcoming boardwalk Audubon Hosts Pond Apple Park Trail Bird WalkThe next Sanibel-Captiva Audubon bird walk will be held this Saturday, March 3 at the Pond Apple Park Trail. Participants will meet in the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce parking lot on Causeway Road at 8 a.m. These bird walks are open to the public and all levels of experience. A $2 donation is appreciated. Call Hugh Verry at 395-3798 for additional details. Sanibel Valentine Shells On Beach IdentifiedDear Readers, I know the artist for the romance inspired artwork (Island Sun, February 24 issue, page 24) and now the shamrock located at Sunset Beach. His name is Robert Kregg of Sea Girt, New Jersey and he made it as a Valentine surprise for his wife, Kathy. Hes known for doing things like this along our Atlantic Coast beaches in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Robert and Kathy have been staying in Fort Myers since the first of the year and will soon be heading back up north. They have had a wonderful time enjoying your beaches. We visited them today and got to see first hand Roberts artwork! Marcye Gough Spring Lake, New Jersey 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 Tahitian Gardens, Sanibel 239-395-5353www.SynergySportswear.comLargest Selection in Southwest Florida Island Winds CoiffuresHair Salon for Women & Men 695 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel Promenade 472-2591 H "Let us Pamper You!" P Wb P Wb "Josephine" "Josephine" tnfr tnfr Facial Facial Threading Threading ... ...(tr rf fb) NEW CUSTOMERS ALWAYS WELCOME!Featuring Manicures Pedicures Cuts Color Perms


17 ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 2012 Shell Museum Recognizes Volunteers The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum recognized 74 volunteers for their dedication and service at a ceremony February 20. The longest-tenured volunteers, who have helped the museum for 17 years, include: Hal Pilcher, Marguerite Pilcher, Barb Hansen, Dotty DeVasure, Joyce Matthys, Evelyn Spencer and Ethel Sinow Darra Knott found a junonia at Loggerhead Cay on East Gulf Drive while shelling with Karin Diekmann on February 27. Darra is staying at her sister and brother-inlaw at Crown Colony. I was shelling with my sister-in-law (she taught me to shell), explained Knott. I saw it in the water and I picked it up! Shells Found Darra Knott and Karin Diekmann Grace and Patrick of Boxford, Massachusetts found a junonia on Captiva Cruises half-day shelling cruise to the southern end of Cayo Costa on February 23. Shells Found Grace and Patrick 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 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 Proudly Served Proudly Served next door at next door at Geppettos Geppettos Beach Foodies Beach Foodies 8am 9pm 8am 9pm daily daily


ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 201218 Seahorse Festival March 24The parent volunteers at The Sanibel School are busy making preparations for the 2012 Seahorse Festival. This is the largest event of the year for the school, with the proceeds contributing to much needed supplies, electronics, software, teacher support and equipment. This years event date is Saturday, March 24 from 5 to 9 p.m. We are once again having a fun and festive evening event. There will be fun for all ages, including music, bounce houses, carnival games, a silent auction, driving range, food and drinks. A new student to the school, Josh Leons design was chosen as the winning seahorse for the 2012 t-shirt. Joshs design will become official autograph t-shirt that the childrens friends can sign, which has made for a fun keepsake and collectible from year to year. Organizers would like to thank their sponsors that have already contributed to making this year a great success: Baileys General Store, The Bender Family, The Crater Family, The Willis Family, The Kouril Family, The Sprecher Family, The Lebar Family, Cips Restaurant, Bank of the Islands, Hahn Construction, Periwinkle Park, Coral Veterinary Clinic, Nave Plumbing, Lazy Flamingo, Pfeifer Realty Group, The Sanctuary Golf Club, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank and Tween Waters Inn. If you would like to become a sponsor or donor, contact PTA President Milissa Sprecher at milissa@special-kids.com, or call 395-1636. Stay tuned to the Island Sun for updates and a sneak peek at all the fun items that will be up for auction at the event. Julia Dry and Zoe Ramsey at last years Seahorse Festival Donation To Locks Of LoveAnnabel Crater, age 7, is a 2nd grader at The Sanibel School. She has been growing her hair out for the past year to donate to Locks of Love. The Locks of Love organization makes wigs for children undergoing chemotherapy or children with alopecia. Annabel had 11 inches of her hair cut off this week to send in for children in need. Annabel Crater, age 7 Store hours: 10am-6pm Located at: 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Suite 9 Visit our website at: www.thesanibelsprout.comThe Sanibel Sprout is committed to providing you with the highest quality organic foods and products. Let us be your well-spring for fresh veggies, fruits, grains, nuts & supplements that are as close as possible to what nature originally intended! We believe that eating for optimal health can be a fun, creative and inspiring process. Our mission is to create an island hub of wellness where there is a collective intent to share good will, good health and the warmth of conscious community. Please come & join us! We also are the home of the Sanibel-Captiva Food Co-op, which brings you fresh, organic fruits & vegetables delivered weekly from the farm.Let food be thy medicine & medicine be thy food. Hippocrates 460 BC 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. $21.99Johnny Walker Red Label 1.75 ltr. 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 MARCH 2, 201220 Refuge To Stage Prescribed Burns During Springby Jeff LysiakOften when people see a large amount of smoke or flames spreading across a densely vegetated area, their initial reaction may be to panic. Islanders, however, may see some activity during the spring season that is being prescribed in order to reduce the likelihood of catastrophic wildfires and to help preserve the natural ecology of the area. Over the next few weeks, the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge will be setting controlled burns of the Botanical Site located west of Rabbit Road and east of the Gulf Pines development on Sanibel. They will be assisted by officials from the state Department of Forestry, members of the Sanibel Fire & Rescue District, Captiva Fire District, U.S. Fish & Wildlife, SCCF and Sanibel Police Department. This has been one of the driest years weve had in the past several years, and right now we have the opportunity to do a controlled burn of this area, said Paul Tritaik, refuge manager. If we wait (until after the dry season), we might miss this opportunity. On February 23, members of the refuge staff as well as experts in fire management staged an informational meeting at the Ding Darling Education Center to discuss the burn plan and address any questions or concerns. According to Toni Westland, supervisory refuge ranger, there have been two prescribed fires on refuge lands during her 10-year tenure on Sanibel: at the Bailey Tract and along Legion Curve. The Botanical Site, purchased by the state in 1972, is divided into two sections the North Unit and the South Unit split in the middle by the Sanibel River. Purposefully setting and controlling fires can actually help prevent wildfires. This technique, often called a prescribed fire, will reduce the amount of dried vegetation, or fuel. When conducting prescribed fires, managers consider environmental conditions such as temperature, relative humidity, recent rainfall, wind speed and direction, soil moisture, fuel conditions and the type of burn that can be conducted. Following a predefined prescription allows fire management officers to determine the desired fire behavior (i.e. intensity, flame length, direction of fire spread and smoke). Many plants and animals are dependent on and benefit from fire, Tritaik explained. Without fire, native plants and animals have a much harder time surviving in these habitats. Several animal species, including the gopher tortoise, Eastern indigo snakes and the Sanibel rice rat, all depend on a fire maintained ecosystem. Jon Wallace, prescribed fire manager for the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, told the crowd of approximately 20 residents that once a controlled burn has been scheduled usually within a 72 hour window of opportunity information about when the burn will be staged will be sent out to local media and posted on various websites, including www.firewise.org and the City of Sanibels own www.mysanibel.com. We are going to conduct these burns on the weekend, so we do not disrupt classes at The Sanibel School, said Wallace. When kids see smoke and/or fire, they tend to get very excited, so we are very sensitive to planning burns when school is out. According to Wallace, a mosaic type of burn during which 60 to 70 percent of the defined unit area will be burned will be ignited from the air using a specially outfitted helicopter. At the same time, refuge employees, fire officials and city staff will be stationed on the ground to ensure the burn goes according to plan. They will use ATVs, mobile fire equipment and a water truck filled with up to 1,000 gallons of water to ensure safety at all times. Officials stated that the North Unit of the Botanical Site, bordered by SanibelCaptiva Road to the north and the Sanibel River to the south, will be burned first. The South Unit, which borders Gulf Pines to the west and the Sea Camp, West Rocks, East Rocks and Sea Oats developments along its southern edges, will be burned last. Asked by one member of the audience how long each prescribed burn will last, Wallace estimated that fires will begin in the early morning hours (Probably by 9 or 10 a.m., he said.) and will be extinguished by 3 p.m. Residual smoke caused by the burns should be diffused before continued on page 36 Area of the refuges Biological Site which is scheduled as a prescribed burn area this spring


21 ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 2012 First Radio-Transmitter Study Under Way At RefugeIt may be the wallflower of the bird world, but during the next year, the mangrove cuckoo is getting big attention thanks to a first-of-its-kind study that started last week at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. Here you can drive through reasonably intact mangrove forest. Its much easier to work here (than in other mangrove forests), and we know there are birds, said John Lloyd, senior research ecologist with Ecostudies Institute. The study involves trapping the shy, secretive mangrove cuckoos that breed in the refuge, using recorded vocalizations and fine nylon mesh known as mist nets, then fitting them with radio transmitter backpacks that will track their movements for about one year. We want to find out what elements are critical to them, said Lloyd. Theyre here breeding and vocal March through July. Then they quit being vocal. Do they get quieter or are they moving? Ding Darling Deputy Refuge Manager Joyce Palmer was instrumental in making the study happen. I worked with (Ecostudies Institute) when I was at Ten Thousand Islands (National Wildlife Refuge) on mangrove birds. Now we have them here working specifically on the mangrove cuckoo. The non-profits survey in the Everglades was broader, studying mangrove bird populations in general through point counts. When the biologists found cuckoo populations to be declining in certain areas, they realized there wasnt much natural history available on the birds to explain why. Funding for the Ding Darling project was obtained through the refuge and the Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund. How can we not know more about these birds? asked Lloyd. Our knowledge is remarkably incomplete because it so difficult to get into places where it lives. As far as we know, theres never been any banded. Lloyd and his assistant, Rachel Frieze, who will spend the year at Ding Darling, have set up an Ecostudies Institute Facebook page devoted exclusively to the project, so bird-lovers can keep abreast of results. Theres real interest in conservation, especially birds here, Lloyd said one more reason the refuge was a logical place to research mangrove cuckoos. People really care about the answers. Mangrove cuckoo at Ding Darling photo by Patty Smith Come explore our natural world Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road (one mile west of Tarpon Bay Road) Nature Center and Shop: Open Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. 4 p.m., Sat: 10 3 Native Plant Nursery: Open Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. 5 p.m., Sat 10 3 www.sccf.org (239) 472-2329 Turtle Tracks March 8Sanibel Island has one of the first sea turtle monitoring programs in the country. Learn about the sea turtles that nest on our beaches. Thursday, March 8 at 10 a.m. Weekly Programs TRAIL WALKS guided tour of Nature Center Trails. Tues. Fri. at 11 a.m. BUTTERFLY HOUSE TOUR Tuesday, March 6 at 10 a.m. Birding at the Bailey Homestead Preserve March 9With habitat restoration still ongoing, the Bailey Homestead Preserve is not yet open to the public but you can join experienced birders and SCCFs Shorebird Monitoring Coordinator Joel Caouette to learn more about restoration and the birds at the 28.3-acre homestead. Park at Roadside City Park and meet in parking lot, call 472-2329 for directions. Fri., Mar. 9 at 8 a.m. Bobcat Tales March 6Bobcats seem to be flourishing through most of their North American range. Learn more about this shy feline that moves so peacefully among us. Tuesday, March 6 at 10 a.m. SCCF Wildlife Tour at The Dunes March 6Alligators, eagles and wading birds will be on the greens at The Dunes this winter. An SCCF interpreter will lead a 45-minute tour by golf cart. Reservations required; call The Dunes at 472-3355 (ask for Julayne). March 6 at 4:30 p.m.Otter Tales March 7Come and learn about this large, aquatically adapted member of the weasel family. Otter sightings have increased recently on SCCF trails. Wednesday, March 7 at 10 a.m.Marine Lab Talk: GIS March 9GIS (Geographical Information Systems) brings sophisticated mapping and database applications to the Labs research analysis. Find out from GIS/Database Manager, Alex Rybak, Ph.D., what GIS is, what it can do and how the Lab has used GIS mapping to analyze Clam Bayou oyster reef and mangrove restoration plus events r ecorded by RECON sensors. Talk is at the Nature Center. Friday, March 9 at 10 a.m.The City That Almost Wasnt March 8The City of Sanibel was the first in the country to adopt a comprehensive land use plan based on the islands natural systems. Learn the local history of conservation, the story of the Citys creation and preservation of our natural resources. 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ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 201222 Wildlife Tours At The DunesJoin the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) for a wildlife tour by golf cart at The Dunes on March 6. SCCF preserved lands are adjacent to much of the course making for good wildlife viewing including birds and alligators. The crocodile and the eagles have both made appearances on past tours. Call the Dunes for time, cost and reservations at 472-3355. Bald eagle nest Otter Tales At SCCFNo one knows how many river otters live on Sanibel and Captiva. Come and learn about this large, aquaticallyadapted member of the weasel family. River otters are strong and graceful swimmers that capture the hearts of all who see them. Following the program take a walk on the trail and view an otter communication sight. Otter Tales begins at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 7 in the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) auditorium. Cost of the program is $5 per adult, SCCF members and children are free. Call 472-2329 for more information. River otter 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 Betty Weise WatercolorsMarch 7 11 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 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 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


23 ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 2012 Plant SmartBishopwoodby Gerri ReavesBishopwood (Bischofia javanica) is one of many plants introduced to Florida with good intentions. But the tree soon proved to be harmful to the state. This large evergreen shade tree was imported by a nursery grower as an ornamental, probably in the 1940. However, in a relatively short time in South Florida, the native of tropical Asia and the Pacific Islands proved itself an invader of native habitats such as intact cypress domes and hardwood hammocks. That is why it has earned a place on the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Councils most damning list of category-1 invasive species. Bishopwood can reach up to 60 feet in height. The rounded dense crown makes it an attractive, fast-growing tree. Leaves are six to eight inches long with smalltoothed margins. Clusters of tiny inconspicuous flowers are visible on many of the female trees this time of year. Petal-less and greenish yellow, they bloom from spring to summer. Later, numerous pea-sized fleshy berries will appear, brown, reddish or blueblack in color. Unfortunately, birds will eat the fruit and disperse the seeds, continuing the trees invasion. The tannin-rich bark contains a red dye used to stain rattan baskets. Many large bishopwoods in the Fort Myers area date to when they were approved as ornamental shade trees. Consider replacing bishopwood trees in your yard with native or Florida-friendly trees that will also provide shade and food for wildlife without posing an environmental threat. Other reasons to replace the tree include the messy fruit that stains sidewalks, an aggressive root system, and susceptibilities to breakage and pests. Sources: fleppc.org, worldagroforestry. org, and ifas.ufl.edu. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, lowmaintenance South Florida landscape. Bishopwoods rough brown bark is distinctive photos by Gerri Reaves Invasive bishopwood was introduced to Florida decades ago as an ornamental Inconspicuous greenish yellow flowers bloom spring to summer 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 FLORIDA


ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 201224 Tarpon Sightings And Trout Tacticsby Capt. Matt MitchellTrout fishing remained one of the most reliable bites out on the water this week. Finally, we are starting to see good numbers of sea trout over that 20-inch mark. After a few warm days, the larger trout really seemed to make that switch Ive been waiting for and began eating baitfish and not just the live shrimp they have been eating all winter. The sheepshead bite in and around the passes was also still going strong, with spawning sheepshead up to four pounds pretty common. This week also brought some of the first tarpon sightings of the year. While running out from Hemp Key towards Captiva Rocks mid-week, I saw a free-jumping tarpon. Even though conditions were sloppy, there was no mistaking the 80-pound-or-so silver king going airborne. I also had a report this week from a fellow guide of rolling tarpon out a few miles in the gulf around the Sanibel Causeway reef. Another friend of mine just returning from bridge fishing down in the Keys said tarpon were all over down there. It really seems early to be seeing tarpon, but a good run of days in the mid 80s will do that. Generally, my first tarpon hook-up of the year comes while trout fishing and really under gunned tackle wise, after a few jumps the battle is usually over pretty quickly. Redfish action was a little hit and miss in the mornings until the tide got up high later in the day, then redfish could be found all over mangrove keys throughout the sound. Southwest winds really helped the bite with tides up much higher than the tide charts forecast, making the periods to chase redfish much longer than expected. Most ran on the smaller side but fishing through the shorts generally produced a few keepers. Finding good numbers of trout was as simple as finding the clean water. Most of the open water at the southern end of the sound remained coffee colored all week with the windy conditions we have experienced. The water color got much prettier once you got a little further north or up around the Flamingo Bay channel on the eastern side of the sound and up past Redfish Pass on the western side. On cooler mornings, I have been catching trout while bouncing the bottom with live shrimp on a jig. Deeper channels and sand holes just off the grass flats have held lots of trout just around slot size or better. Fastmoving tidal creeks with clearer water that are sheltered from the open wind churned bay also held good numbers of trout during colder mornings. As conditions quickly rebounded and warmed back up, the trout moved back out onto the clearer flats and on the edges of the flats. Sandholes and channels from Redfish Pass north produced some of the bigger trout of the week. During periods of southwesterly winds, I concentrated my efforts on the leeward western side of the bay. Then during periods of strong eastern winds, I worked the leeward eastern side. The leeward side of the bay will always have the cleaner water and that really has been the main factor in finding good numbers of quality trout. When fishing shallow flats and sandholes, a rattling popping cork like a Cajun Thunder is really hard to beat. Advantages these floats have over the traditional tried and true popping cork is that they make a lot more noise, do not tangle up as easy and cast be cast a mile. I prefer the type with the concave top as its the loudest. Not only do these rigs work well out on the flat they also catch redfish while mangrove fishing. I like to rig mine with about 2 or 3 feet of 20# leader and a 1/4 oz. jig head. Use just enough leader that the bait will be seen when the fish come in to investigate the noise. The popping sound these bobbers must sound like other fish feeding or a bait splashing around on the surface. Rattling popping corks can be fished either with a soft plastic bait or a live bait. Although they are very effective with a soft plastic bait they are deadly with a live bait. Working sandhole to sandhole on the eastern side of North Captiva with small pinfish and shiners popped loudly caught trout after trout. Simply pick a sandhole out in the grass flat, anchor just within casting distance and cast into it, if you dont hook a trout within a few casts, keep moving. Move sandhole to sandhole, some held no trout while others held 20-plus fish. Certain periods while fishing for redfish this week were really tough. I often went for an hour or more on my boat without a single bite, so it was great to be able to mix it up and chase another species. We would simply take a break from the redfish hunt and go to non-stop trout and sheepshead action. Once dinner was in the live well and the conditions and tide got just right, we would go back and try for redfish, usually getting it done. Several times this week, I would set up on redfish and simply could not get them to eat a bait until I returned later when the conditions were just right.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 email to islandsuncity@aol.com; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213. One of the better redfish caught while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. 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25 ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 2012 Birding With SCCF At The Bailey Homestead PreserveJoin experienced birders on this special opportunity to tour the grounds of the Bailey Homestead Preserve, which is not yet open to the public. The outing will take place on Friday, March 9. Participants should park at Roadside City Park on Periwinkle Way and meet in the parking lot. Call 472-2329 for directions. Non-native vegetation previously dominated areas of the 28.3-acre property and clearing is still in progress but birds are now discovering the newly available habitat. SCCF biologist and shorebird monitoring coordinator Joel Caouette will also be on the walk to talk about SCCFs restoration work and the birds that will be attracted to the site when restoration is complete. These bi-weekly outings are to preserves owned and managed by the SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundation. Both new and experienced birders will enjoy a variety of birds in a diversity of wildlife habitat. Botany enthusiasts are also welcome to help identify plants along the trails. The final Birding at the Preserves of the season will be held on Friday, March 23 at Sanibel Gardens. Enter Island Inn Road from Tarpon Bay Road and park on the side of the road near the trailhead or enter Island Inn Road from West Gulf Drive, park near road barrier and short walk to trailhead. All walks begin at 8 a.m., but the locations do vary. All outings are free for everyone to attend. Call SCCF at 472-2329 or 472-4031 for more details. 239.472.2328 www.sanibelthriller.comReservations are required Also Available for Private Charters Departing from Sanibel Marina 634 N. Yachtsman Dr. Sanibel Island S Db S Db Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Winner Seven Continuous Years Winner Seven Continuous Years Lunch & Dinner Lunch & Dinner 472-8138 472-8138 SANIBEL MARINA 634 N. Yachtsman Drive www.sanibelmarina.com 634 N. Yachtsman Drive www.sanibelmarina.com Sanibel and Captiva Islands Most Exciting Boat Tour Circumnavigating Sanibel & Captiva Islands with Dolphins SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Gramma Dots From page 1ABC Saleour primary fundraising event of the year, said Jack Cunningham, CCA treasurer and event chairman. Were going to have a great dinner with music, complimentary drinks and dancing afterwards. Its a wonderful way to meet and greet your neighbors, buy some great items and have a good time. Cunningham noted that among this years ABC auction items are a $2,500 gift certificate with dinner, flowers and chocolates from Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery, a 12-foot Peak-a-boo ocean kayak, a Robert Rauschenberg limited edition signed lithograph, SCCF Outback Safari Jeep Tour, a guided fishing or shelling trip, a $2,000 gift certificate to Congress Jewelers, an in-home catered party, a sailing trip aboard the New Moon, YOLO Water Sports activities, a round of golf and lunch at The Sanctuary Golf Club, a full-day powerboat rental from Jensens Marina, a Kay Casperson Spa gift certificate for a day of pampered luxury, the ever popular Ride With The Reverend Harley-Davidson Island Tour and the traditional Merchant & Restaurant Extravaganza Package. In addition, 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. Each bench will be awarded to the top four bidders. This is a traditional, community-wide event and people have a lot of fun at it, added Paul Garvey, executive director of the CCA. The money raised by the sale and auction supports the CCAs mission and its operations throughout the year. The Captiva Civic Association is a non-profit, community based membership organization operating exclusively for the betterment of the Captiva area. Its mission is the preservation of the quality of life, ambiance, and environmental integrity of this unique barrier island community. Among other functions, it sponsors and provides exhibit space for local artists, provides workroom and meeting facilities for the Captiva Island Historical Society and administers the CCA Scholarship Fund, helping children of residents and island public service employees meet post-secondary educational expenses. Tickets for the 46th annual ABC Sale & Auction are $90 per person (includes an open bar, dinner and music) and are still available. Reservations may be made by calling the CCA office at 472-2111. Red-shouldered awks have been seen at the Bailey Homestead Preserve photo courtesy of Clair Postmus.Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 201226 CROW Case Of The Week: Indigo Snakeby Patricia MolloyThe eastern indigo snake (Drymarchon corais couperi) is the largest nonvenomous snake native to North America. In addition to being protected under the federal Endangered Species Act of 1978, it has been classified as a threatened species by the Florida Game and Fresh Water Commission since 1971 and by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service since 1978. It is illegal to capture, harm or kill an eastern indigo snake without special federal and/or state permits. On February 10, Chris Lechowicz, director of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, found an injured indigo at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. The adult male had become entangled in construction equipment, possibly in an effort to find a warm place to rest during the recent cold snap. Like all reptiles, he is a cold-blooded creature that is at the mercy of environmental temperature extremes. CROWs team quickly went to work cleaning and bandaging his multiple wounds. Topical and systemic antibiotics were administered along with fluids to keep him hydrated. Dr. Heather noted that while being an extremely good-tempered patient, the indigo has a habit of regularly snaking out of his bandages. Between feedings and medical treatments, he spends his time basking under a heat lamp in the clinics reptile room. CROWs staff is particularly excited to have the opportunity to treat and release this eastern indigo snake; as a sexually mature male, he can play a vital role in saving his own species.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. Jordan Donini, CROWs resident reptile expert, helping Dr. Heather treat and bandage the patients wounds An ideal patient: responsive to treatment and mellow in temperament This adult male indigo is approximately five to six feet long 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. 229Go 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 PLACEIsland Restaurant


27 ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 2012 Refuge Staff Honors VolunteersThe JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge celebrated its annual volunteer awards luncheon on February 24 at The Community House. The awards were going to present represent a small token of our appreciation, said Refuge Manager Paul Tritaik. He went on to report that in 2011, 268 volunteers worked more than 26,800 hours at the refuge, representing a labor savings of 13 staff members and more than $574,071. Following is a list of volunteers who earned awards for attaining hour and year achievement levels. Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) helps support the annual luncheon that the refuge staff hosts. To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566 or email director@dingdarlingsociety.org. 20-Year Award Bill Rankin Jeanne Rankin 10-Year Award Iver Brook Lea Brown William Cruickshank Bob Giller Jean Kramer Jean Pilon Clint Rivenburgh Anne Scott Jim Scott Whitman Smith Denny Souers 9,000 hours Jeanne Rankin 7,000 hours Bill Rankin 6,000 hours Frank Fallert 5,000 hours Jack Rushworth 4,500 hours Judy Davis Tim Gardner 4,000 hours Dan Davis Ann Wollschlager 3,500 hours Is Cloak 3,000 hours Ed Combs 2,500 hours Ed Combs 2,000 hours Doris Hardy Mary Jo Hobbs Francine Litofsky Billy Wood 1,500 hours Joanne Heroy-Giller Jim Scott Judy Wood 1,000 hours Shirley Bohnert Adrian Carter Glen Gresham Allan Marcus Frank Moore Esther Pokedoff Helen Schweizer Anne Scott 500 hours Doug Albert Millicent Heeney Audrey Holman Gerald Holman Elaine Jacobson John McCabe Brian Mishell Dolores Mishell George Sprehn Alan Parker Linda Parker Sam Patrino John Thornton 250 hours Donna Adams John Belknap Cecy Faster Bill Overton Jean Pilon George Sprehn Jack Wettstein Patty Wettstein 150 hours Beach Cutler Bob Giller Bob Gilsdorf Mary Hackett John MacLennan Phillip Nye George Rautenberg Garold Schudel Ruth Schudel Vicky Sears JN Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge Manager Paul Tritaik (right) presented Bill and Jeanne Rankin with their 20-year awards 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 YOUR ISLAND. YOUR CLUB.Offering Golf, Tennis and the Newly Revitalized Social Membership


From page 1Shellabration Fashion Showdesigner, made a grand entrance with two flower/shell girls, Laura and Valya Blevins. Graham wins two round-trip airline tickets on JetBlue Airlines to her choice of U.S. and Caribbean destinations. The further gild the models, Melissa Congress of Congress Jewelers, made a surprise visit with a collection of Sea Life Series necklaces, bracelets and earrings in gold and silver. The show was hosted by the Sanibel Community Association and sponsored by the Island Sun. Proceeds will benefit The Community House. Chairperson for the show was Isabella Rasi. A silent auction featured shell-themed works of art and other items, and there was a live auction of a shell mirror made by Jane Henshaw. Shellabration 2012! is a three-week series of events to mark the 75th anniversary of the Sanibel Shell Show & Fair taking place on March 1 to 3 at The Community House. ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 201228 Melinda Graham won first prize with her shell-encrusted wedding dress Joan Justice in a red, white and blue ensemble Mary Buck wearing a cape edged with capiz shells, made by Karen Temporiti Karen Temporiti in a seashell print dress, hat and necklace, which she made herself Ethel Sinow, a docent at the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village, wore a Lily Pulitzer shell-embellished overdress she purchased at the museum store then added flamingo glasses Susen Berg as Spirit of the Sea, reads a poem. She wore an outfit made from yards of tulle with seashell-crusted ribbons Tish Molloy of the Island Sun wearing a dress by Mary Bates Harriet Witt in a hooded dress bedazzeled with shells Marianne Kanzius won second place with her intricately beaded dress that she made herself from scratch


29 ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 2012 2200 Periwinkle Wa y S anibel Florida 339 57 Ti ckets: (239) 47 2 6862 and O NLINE at www.BI G ART S .org G G ENERA E N E R AL RA L : $42 C : $ 4 2 C HILD H I L D UNDER U N D ER E R 17 $20 1 7 $ 20 2 0 Das BarbecA New Musical Comedy Spirited, subversive and very funny ... [with] a heart as big as Texas! Charles Runnells, News Press Connie Mara, representing Three Crafty Ladies, wore a Christmas Tree Dress lavishly trimmed with seashells Edie Ethridge represented the Sanibel Island Garden Club in a black and pink outfit with embellished shawl Kerry Trapp took the stage in a red balloon-skirted dress accompanied by dog Rosemary, in a coordinating outfit. Trapp and Judy Valestri designed the outfits. Joyce Palmer modeled Nikki Zuko jewelry from the Education Center gift shop at the Ding Darling NWR. She assembled the outfit with the help of Supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni Westland. Sarah Crooks of the Island Sun wore a shell, orchid and raffia garland created by Floral Artistry of Sanibel


ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 201230 Bobcat Tales ProgramThere is a bobcat that calls every inch of Sanibel and Captiva home. Many female bobcats now have kits that they are trying to feed. Come to the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) and learn more about these shy felines that live so peacefully among us. The program begins at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 6 at the SCCF Nature Center, 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Cost is $5 per adult, SCCF members and children are free. Following the program take a guided walk on the trails to the Sanibel River or visit the butterfly house. Call 4722329 for more information. Mother and baby bobcat near West Gulf Drive in 2008 Students On Hand To Answer Questions At Shell Fair BoothA team of three-dozen Sanibel School 6th graders will answer questions about mollusks at The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museums booth during the Sanibel Shell Fair & Show March 1 through 3 at The Community House. Sanibel School 6th graders run the live mollusk exhibit at the shell fair and show 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.


31 ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 2012 Helping Protect Nesting Snowy PloversSanibel beaches provide a year-round home for approximately 10 pairs of Floridas 220 pairs of snowy plovers. Snowy plover nesting season officially began on February 15 and continues through mid-August. Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation staff and volunteers have begun beach monitoring for these state-protected birds, observing plover groups and looking for mating pairs. Snowy plovers nest and lay their camouflaged eggs on the beach where all of us are walking these days. When a nest is found, SCCF staff will mark it and begin monitoring the adults, eggs, and chicks until they can fly. Snowy chicks come out of their eggs running and feeding within hours moving up and down the beach with mom and dad close behind. Join SCCF for their first Snowy Plover program on Thursday, March 15 at 10 a.m. at the Nature Center. Meet the staff and interns that run the monitoring program. People can also Adopt-A-Plover to support this program. A snowy plover display, coloring books and brochures are available at the SCCF Nature Center. Call 472-2329 for more information. To report a plover sighting, call Joel Caouette at 472-3984. Beachgoers, please keep a few things in mind as you walk and look for plovers: Honor the leash law. An unleashed dog can kill an adult bird or chick or trample a nest. Respect marked nesting areas. Too much human disturbance can cause birds to abandon their nest. Always remain outside of the staked area. Avoid flying kites near nesting areas. Plovers view kites as predators. A kite flying overhead can cause a bird to abandon its nest. Never chase birds on the beach. Shorebirds use the beach to nest, rest and feed. Forcing them to fly interferes with all of these activities. Fill in holes. Holes on the beach can trap chicks unable to fly. If trapped, chicks can die from predators or exposure. Snowy plover sibling chicks 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: Crazy Crab Races Music Friday-Saturday: Ground Zero 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. Turtle Tracks Offered At SCCFLearn about the lifecycles and habits of sea turtles that nest on local beaches and what the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation is doing to protect them. SCCF sea turtle volunteers and staff monitor every inch of Sanibel and Captiva beaches every morning from May 1 through October, looking for tracks to nests laid the night before or nests that have hatched. The next Turtle Tracks program will be held on Thursday, March 8 at 10 a.m. at the SCCF Nature Center, 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. The program is free to SCCF members and children, and $5 for adults. Call 472-2329 for more information. Volunteers dig a sea turtle nest


ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 201232 Refuge Biologist To Address Islands Alligator PopulationJeremy Conrad, a wildlife biologist at J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, will give two pictorial alligator presentations that take an historical look at population surveys conducted on the island and the status of the alligator population on Sanibel Island today. His presentations take place on Friday, March 9 in the Refuge Education Center at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. as part of the 2012 Refuge Lecture Series. Conrad joined refuge staff in March 2010. Before that, he served as an invasive species biologist at Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in Boynton Beach, Florida, and earlier spent four years at Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Admission is free to the event, which is sponsored by The Sanctuary Golf Club of Sanibel and Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge. Seating is limited and available on a first-come basis. As usual, Wildlife Drive is closed on Friday, but visitors are welcome to enjoy the free Education Center and recreational opportunities at Tarpon Bay Explorers, the Refuges official concessionaire located at its Tarpon Bay Recreation Area. Remaining Ding Darling Friday Afternoon Lecture Series Schedule March 9 Refuge Biologist Jeremy Conrad Alligators March 16 Dr. Dale Gawlik Wading Birds March 23 Roger L. Reep and Robert K. Bonde The Florida Manatee* March 30 Live indigo snake presentation by Dennis Giardina, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission biologist April 6 Just Ducky! Unveiling of new Duck Touch Screen computer with guest speakers decoy carver Jim Sprankle and Supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni Westland To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566, 472-1100 ext. 4 or dingdarlingsociety@gmail.com. Why did the gator cross the road? This and more questions to be answered photo by Jim Mathiesen Southwest Florida History CruiseCaptiva Cruises newest expedition in its Discover Southwest Florida History tours will focus on the fishing cultures in Pine Island Sound; a story of fascinating characters and traditions. This cruise will depart from McCarthys Marina on Captiva and travel to Pineland on Pine Island. Along the way you will get an up close look at historic fish houses of Pine Island Sound and learn about commercial fishing and the fishing cultures, from the indigenous Calusa, to Spanish Cuban Ranchos, to the Punta Gorda Fish Company and to tarpon and sport fishing of today. Passengers will be greeted at the family run Tarpon Lodge and hear about the tradition of fishing within Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor. Lunch will be served at the 1926 Tarpon Lodge which offers waterfront views of Pine Island Sound and the mangrove islands. After lunch, walk to The Randell Research Center (RRC), located across the street. The RRC is a program of the Florida Museum of Natural History. An RRC educator will lead the group on the Calusa Heritage Trail to one of the preColumbian mounds of the ancient Calusa while elaborating on this unique fishing culture. The cruise is offered on Fridays, departing at 10 a.m. from McCarthys Marina on Captiva. Captiva Cruises has established Discover Southwest Florida History cruises to Cabbage Key, Useppa Island, Boca Grande and has recently added cruises to The Edison & Ford Winter Estates on the Caloosahatchee. These are excellent opportunities for families and neighborhoods to get together and learn about the history of Southwest Florida while enjoying a day out on the water. For more information and reservations call 472-5300. One of the fishing shacks 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...


33 ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 2012 Live Cooking Demonstration And Nutrition Education Offered By FISHSome lucky FISH (Friends In Service Here) of Sanibel clients and friends were treated to a live cookery demonstration and nutrition education at the FISH Food Pantry. Celia Hill, Family and Consumer Sciences agent from Lee County Home Extension Service, offered a cooking demonstration at the FISH Walk-In Center. Using foods found in the FISH Food Pantry, Celias team demonstrated how to cook tasty, healthy meals to feed an entire family. Using inexpensive ingredients from the pantry, Canadian Dietetic Intern Lacey Miller and Pam Abbott of Lee County Home Extension Services created a ground beef, noodle and vegetable skillet meal. Miller and Abbott also talked about the importance of creating nutritious, budget conscious meals using the new plate method. The new plate method incorporates fruits vegetables and whole grains by dividing your plate into equal portions of each, and adding a lean protein. Of course, avoiding sugary drinks and high fat products is always recommended. Hill and her team will be back vising FISH for another cooking date later in the spring, where they offer a Cooking With Kids Demonstration for both adults and children, again using the Food Pantry ingredients to create a nutritious and healthy meal. Call the FISH Walk-In Center at 472-4775 if you would like to take part in the next cooking demonstration and nutritional education workshop. The FISH Walk-in-Center, 1630 Periwinkle Way, Unit B on Sanibel, is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. FISH Cooking Demonstration with Lacey Miller, left, and Pam Abbott Cavani String QuartetCompletely engrossing, powerful and elegantSponsored by LAT Foundation Jerusalem String QuartetOne of the young, yet great quartets of our timeSponsored by Hazel & David Barber, Patty & Attila Molnar and Bunny & Joel OspaWeilerstein Trio Passion is the hallmark of the Weilersteins playing Sponsored by Roz & Jim Marks Concerts are held at the Sanibel Congregational Church 2050 Periwinkle Way at 8:00 p.m.Tickets may be purchased at Bank of the Islands, 1699 Periwinkle Way or Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, 2475 Library Way. Cash or check only. Tickets also available on-line at www.sanibelmusicfestival.org or by phone at Sanibel Music Festival is grateful to Lee County and Southwest Florida Community Foundation. Sanibel Music Festival thanks Pian o Distributors, Inc. and Yamaha Corporation of America for graciously providing the Yamaha CFIIIS Concert Grand Piano. Sponsored by Mary Paige & Steven Abbott and Congress Jewelers. CROW Calendar Of PresentationsAll educational and informative presentations for the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife take place at CROWs Healing Winds Visitor Education Center and Gift Shop, 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road on Sanibel. Presenters are experts in their fields, clinic volunteers or partners in wildlife preservation. CROWs Aquatic Patients: Freshwater And Sea Turtles Tuesday, March 6 at 11 a.m. Our sea turtle patients come from the coastal waters between Sarasota and Miami. Many varieties of fresh water turtles are also found throughout southwest Florida. Our very knowledgible volunteer will list the reasons aquatic patients are admitted to CROW. Rescues & Releases: A History of CROWs Patients Wednesday, March 7 at 11 a.m. Our expert volunteer offers an exciting insiders view from his 11-year history of rescues, releases and patient support. Clinic Rounds Thursday, March 8 at 11 a.m. Meet our veterinarian, rehabbers and/or students. Learn about the inner workings of CROWs hospital, which treats more than 4,000 patients per year. Meet An Animal Ambassador Friday, March 9 at 11 a.m. Presented by CROW volunteer Dot Lee and Kyle Miller. Meet Trouper, a blind raccoon who can no longer live in the wild due to physical injuries. Learn about the personal and natural histories of these special animals. Owls Of Southwest Florida Saturday, March 25 at 11 a.m. Presentation by CROW staff. Learn about our local owl species the great horned owl, Eastern screech owl and barred owl including their adaptations for hearing, sight and hunting. Learn what makes these species so unique. For more information, visit www. crowclinic.org or call 472-3644 ext. 229.


ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 201234 An Inside Look At Wildlife Recovery The CROW Picture Show offers an insiders look at why critters come to the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, and features photos of the wild animals who wind up there. Last year, Southwest Floridas only wildlife hospital cared for 4,239 sick, injured, and orphaned animals. Of the 200 different species, 58 percent were birds, 36 percent were mammals and six percent were reptiles. Due to restrictions imposed by governmental agencies, CROW cannot allow visitors to view patients in person. But in this 30-minute presentation, visitors will see numerous photos of current and past patients, with commentary by Claudia Burns, a veteran clinic volunteer. The CROW Picture Show will be held on Friday, March 2 at 11 a.m. in the CROW Healing Winds Visitor Education Center at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road, across from The Sanibel School. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for teenagers and free for members and children 12 and under. The fee includes the presentation plus the opportunity to explore the hospitals hands-on educational facility and become familiar with CROWs efforts to save wildlife through compassion, care and education. For more information, call 472-3644, ext. 229. To learn more about CROW, visit www.crowclinic.org. Three baby rabbits Two baby great horned owls photos courtesy of CROW Three baby skunks Four baby burrowing owls in basket Find Us on Facebook Live Entertainment 8pm-11pm Wed Fri Stone Crab Claws Are HERE! Lunch & Dinner Daily Happy Hour Nightly


35 ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 2012Fresh 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 03/09/12 1200 Periwinkle Way (1/2 Mile west of the Causeway)472-1998 Open 7 Days HAPPY HOUR4:30-6 PM 1/2 PRICE Well Drinks & House Wines .50 OFF Bottled Beer AFOODE t E Dil THE ITALIAN KITCHEN When the moon hits your eye like a thin crust wood red pizza... thats MatzalunaPepperoni Caprese Pesto Chicken White w/Artichokes And More! 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 On Tuesday, February 21, the Burns family fishermen had a successful day on the water with Capt. Jeff Zasadny from Jensens Marina. Continuing their tradition, they kept score with their catches... first fish, most fish, biggest fish and unusual fish. Under a partly cloudy sky, the day started with sight fishing near Pine Island. Capt. Jeff spotted a tripletail, and right after that, Jesse Burns, 11, caught the first one. Brian Burns, his father, caught another tripletail. They are visiting Sanibel from Salida, Colorado. Capt. Jeff was thrilled and said this is an unusual fish that is seldom caught. Both fish were released. At another location in the bay, a large pompano was caught by grandfather Bill Burns from Clarence, New York. This one was kept for a fine dinner that evening. Before leaving the bay they fished on the grass flats where several trout were caught and then released; the largest was 18 inches. Shrimp were used for bait throughout the day. Capt. Jeff moved out of the bay in mid-afternoon for reef fishing far out in the gulf. Action was non-stop with Jesse taking honors for the biggest fish of the day. He caught a hefty grouper which he released after photos were taken. Everyone had a fun and productive day on their annual fishing trip with Capt. Jeff. Jesse and Brian Burns each caught a tripletail Jesse Burns, with Capt. Jeff Zasadny, caught the biggest fish Fish Caught


ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 201236 4 p.m. that same day. Prescribed fire burn plans have been approved by regional fire experts and authorization will be obtained from the State of Florida immediately prior to conducting burns. The refuge will implement burning as soon as the proper conditions are present. The refuge is committed to the safety of our neighbors. These controlled burns are being conducted to reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to private lands which may pose a wildfire threat, added Tritaik. These burns will also restore grassland areas, control brush and invasive woody vegetation, and increase the diversity of native plants and wildlife. Controlled burns have been conducted for many years at J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, and are considered a good tool for reducing the risk of serious wildfires. Due to difficulties in predicting weather, the refuge is not able to notify the public of the exact day the burn will be conducted. Landowners adjacent to the burn areas and local fire departments will be notified prior to igniting the fire. Signs along roadways which border the affected area will be posted. Officials also noted that during controlled burns, portions of the refuge may be closed to public access. A Public Information Officer will be available on the day of the burn in the parking lot of the Sanibel Recreation Center. Questions about the controlled burns can be answered by calling the refuge office at 472-1100 ext. 237. Reducing Wildfire Risks Around Your Home Trim dead palm fronds from trees Trim any tall grasses near the home Prune large, leafy hardwood trees so the lowest branches are 6 to 10 feet high Remove combustible materials such as gasoline containers, firewood, and building supplies from being stored under or around the home Keep mulch and other landscaping material well watered Supervisory refuge ranger Toni Westland Paul Tritaik, manager of the J.N. Ding Darling NWR Reservations Required for All Cruises All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Islandwww.captivacruises.com Call for departure time THE BEST WAY TO SEE THE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER 10 a.m. Island Cruise to Useppa Or Cabbage Key Adventure Sailing Cruises 4:00 p.m. Dolphin Watch Cruise Beach & Shelling Cruise Sunset Serenade Cruise with Island MusiciansFrom page 20Controlled Burns Cass Palmer, Susan Heisey, Jon Wallace and Patrick Pearson took part in Thursdays presentation 9 A.M. 6 P.M. MON. SAT. 12-5 P.M. SUNDAY1571 PERIWINKLE WAYSANIBEL, FL 33957 239.472.5223www.sanibelbookshop.com Book Signing With Jim Ingraham Saturday, March 3 From 11am-1pm Suddenly, Cherokee City, Fla., is chock full of folk in sheeps clothing, and its up to Detective Sergeant Randa Sorel to defrock the wolf.Book Signing With Gary McLouth Wednesday, March 7 from 11am-1pm Examines the connection between father and son and the people and places that have shaped their lives.Book Signing With Randy Wayne White Wednesday, March 7 6:30 pmAt a reception hosted by a notorious Russian black marketeer, Doc Ford uses darkness, and his friend Tomlinson, as cover to get an underwater look at the billionaires yacht. By the time Ford surfaces, everything has changed.Book SigningWith Marilyn Rauth Friday, March 9 from 11am-1pm Living, Loving, and Losing a Son tells the story of how the family survived Robbs death, how they went on, year after year, eventually moving into a place of peace and acceptance.Book SigningWith George Daughan 1812: The Navys War Tuesday, March 13 11am-1pmKirkus Reviews A naval experts readable take on the U.S. Navys surprising performance in the war that nally reconciled the British to Americas independence. A smart salute to a de ning moment in the history of the U.S. Navy. g n h e ng n d g e g d terlookat ng vinginto ng COMFORT BY DESIGN(239) 395-0666 1-800-454-3008Sanibel Island 1640 Periwinkle Way in Limetree Across from the Bank of the Islands BIRKENSTOCK MEPHISTO ECCO


SeriesNewOpportunitiesatShell Point a non-profit ministry of The Christian and Missionary Alliance FoundationShell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway.2012 Shell Point. All rights reserved. SLS-2063-12 Mar.6How to Sell Your Home in a Challenging Market Seminarat 2:00pm. Paula Hellenbrand of Encore Realty and Shell Point staff will offer a real estate seminar at Palmetto Pines Country Club in Cape Coral. They will offer tips on the best ways to price and stage your home. Call(239) 466-1131 or 1-800-780-1131 to reserve your place.Mar.6 The Miracle on the Hudson Dave Sanderson at 7:00pm. Returning from a routine business trip Dave Sanderson survived The Miracle on the Hudson, when the pilot had to ditch the plane in the Hudson River. He was the last personoff the plane and was responsible for ensuring that all passengers got off safely. Tickets are $25. Call (239) 454-2067to reserve your place.Mar.7,13,21&27Discover Shell Point Tour & Presentationat 10am. Join us for a group presentation about the Lifestyle and Lifecare available at Shell Point followed by a narrated bus tour ofthe community. Light refreshments will be provided.Call (239) 466-1131 to reserve your place.Mar.8 Senior Living Speaker Series Long Term Planning: Finances, Advanced Directives, and Insuranceat 6:00pm. Shell Point Retirement Community is hosting an educational series that will provide you with tools to understand the needs of your loved ones. Tim Stephenson will provide you with information about financial and medical needs. Call (239) 454-2077 to reserve your seat.Mar.9,10,11Resident Art ShowMar. 9 and10 at 9am and March 11 at noon. Stop by to view and purchase incredible works of art made by Shell Point residents, including paintings, pottery, sculptures, stained glass, polished stonework, wood carvings, stunning photography, and unique jewelry. For information call (239) 454-2057.Mar.10 The MozArt Groupat 7:30pm. A string quartet of well-educated instrumentalists who decided to play classical music in a humorous way, a la Victor Borge. They created a worldwide unique musical cabaret, where the music not the words is the source of joy and laughter. Tickets are $35.Call (239) 454-2067 or visit shellpoint.org/concerts.Mar.13 United States Naval Academys Gospel Choir Concert at 2:15pm. Comprised of midshipmen from various places, races and creeds, the Gospel Choir is truly reflective of the diverse interests and ethnicities within the Brigade of Midshipmen. This event is free, but tickets are limited and must be reserved in advance. Call (239) 454-2054to reserve your place.Mar.16Shell Point Fashion Show & Luncheonat 12pm. Shine a new light on your personal style with the charming fashions that are just right for Spring! Tickets are $35.Call (239) 454-2152 to reserve your place.Mar.19The Story of China From the Boxers to Todayat 7:15pm. Join Professor Adrian Kerr as he examines the history of this immense and varied country from the Boxer Rebellion in the 1890s to the Mao control to reform and westernization, and China the superpower. Tickets are $10. Call (239) 454-2054to reserve your place. The public is invited and many of these events are (239) 466-1131 www.shellpoint.orgShell Points Life Enrichment Series offers the opportunity to discover new things about yourself and the world you live in. Concerts, presentations, lectures, shows, special events, and more!Visit www.shellpoint.org/LES for full listings of this months events! FREE UpcomingEvents2012 FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE37 ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 2012


ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 201238 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 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 Wallaces Work Selected For Mosaic Art ExhibitThe Society of American Mosaic Art (SAMA) has selected work by Dorothy Wallace to be included in this years Mosaic Arts International, an annual juried exhibition of the best in contemporary mosaic art. The exhibition takes place at the Lexington Center Museum and Gallery in Lexington, Kentucky from March 1 to April 30. Mosaic art, one of the worlds oldest art forms, is experiencing a major revival both in the United States and internationally. Fine artists are discovering the unrivaled and compelling magnificence of the art form and material in achieving their artistic vision. This exhibition provides a unique opportunity to view outstanding examples of mosaic art from around the world in one venue, to allow the audience to experience the exciting ways that artists are utilizing this ancient art form with a modern and contemporary approach, said Shug Jones, president of the SAMA Board of Trustees. These artists are using both traditional and non-traditional materials to really propel the art form to a degree unseen in recent history. Wallaces selected work is titled Invasive Species. It is a combination of hand-formed concrete, driftwood and glass, symbolizing the invasion of exotic species in our environment. MAI features the work of 56 mosaic artists from 24 different states in the U.S. as well as from Turkey, Italy, the United Kingdom, Canada, South Africa and Israel. A vast array of material such as smalti, glass, ceramic, and metal are featured within the works of these artists. The exhibit includes two-dimensional, three-dimensional and architectural works. Prizes totaling $5,000 will be awarded for the best in each of these categories as well as for Best in Show. The panel of jurors for this years exhibition included Josh Blanc, president, Handmade Tile Association of Minneapolis, Minnesota; Amy Gundrum Green, curator, Headley-Whitney Museum, Lexington, Kentucky; and Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, Professor of Art, University of Kentucky. The Society of American Mosaic Artists, a dynamic group of more than 1,200 members, is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating, inspiring, and promoting excellence in mosaic arts. Find out more about SAMA at www.americanmosaics.org. Wallaces work has been shown locally at BIG ARTS on Sanibel and Arts For ACT in Fort Myers. Her work is currently part of a month long two-person exhibit at BIG ARTS. Commissions are always available and samples of work can be seen on her website, at www.dmdart. com. Invasive Species Open Call For Community Theater Auditions BIG ARTS invites local talent to audition at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 18 for upcoming community theater productions. Auditions will be held at BIG ARTS Center, located at 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. This is an open call to recruit volunteer actors for two full-length plays to be performed at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater. The first play is Marriage Is Murder by Nick Hall, with evening performances May 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 and a matinee on Sunday, May 13. Performances of Neil Simons StarSpangled Girl will be on the evenings of July 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14. Marriage Is Murder is a murder mystery comedy calling for one man and one woman ages 25 to 60. Star-Spangled Girl is a classic Simon comedy calling for two men and one woman in the 20 to 40 age range. Auditions will be cold readings from the scripts and actors are encouraged to bring their availability dates to the auditions. Both plays will be performed at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, located at 2244 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Anyone interested in volunteering for this new community theater program are welcome to attend auditions or pick up a volunteer form at BIG ARTS Center. For more information about upcoming events, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org, stop by BIG ARTS Center or call 395-0900. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


39 ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 2012 Le Corsaire To Screen Live At BIG ARTS From The Bolshoi Theatre In MoscowLe Corsaire, a ballet performed by the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, will screen live via satellite on Sunday, March 11 at 11 a.m. at BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall. The screening is part of the BIG ARTS Opera & Ballet In Cinema Series, a new program in which both live and pre-recorded opera and ballet performances are screened on the island through satellite technology from the worlds most distinguished theaters. Admission is $20 per person. Presented in three acts, Le Corsaire is loosely based on the poem The Corsair by Lord Byron and was first presented in Paris in 1856. The ballet introduces audiences to Medora, a young Greek girl, and Conrad, a dashing pirate, as they journey through a tapestry of captive maidens, rich sultans, swashbuckling abductions and dramatic rescues all culminating in a shipwreck thats one of the most breathtaking spectacles in all of ballet. This lavish revival production by Moscows Bolshoi Ballet is believed to be the most expensive production of a ballet ever mounted, estimated at $1.5 million. The digital projection system BIG ARTS has installed for this new program is the same as that used by Pixar, NFL and Disney Studios. All Opera & Ballet In Cinema screenings are presented in surround sound and high-definition. Opera & Ballet In Cinema Series Sponsor The Sanctuary Golf Club. To learn more about BIG ARTS as well as information about membership, workshops and upcoming events, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Scene from Le Corsaire photo by Damir Yusupov The Bolshois Le Corsaire photo by Mikhael Logvinov 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


41 ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 2012 Local PlaywrightsBIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater has recently launched a program for community theater and play readings of works by Sanibel playwrights. Upcoming play readings include Never Too Late on March 11, and Carmen Garmin, Lady Godiva of Flamingo Landing and Homecoming For Sergeant Porter on April 1. All play readings feature local talent both onstage and backstage. All play readings begin at 7:30 p.m. at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Cost to attend is $12 for adults and $5 for children 17 and under. Never Too Late, written by Claudia Burns, centers around an unemployed construction worker living with his sister who starts a successful business. As the story unfolds, inevitable conflicts and verbal skirmishes arise as romance and other complications multiply. Director June Koc and readers Deandre McGee as Ellie, Al Richmond as Ted, Jo Anna Bowers as Fran, Bill Schiller as Jimmy, and Ernestine McKay as the Narrator stage this romantic comedy. Carmen Garmin, written by Marci Rudin and directed by Angie Koch, is about a driver who experiences his GPS voice coming to life, castigating him for his neglect of his former wife and young son, which leads him to change his ways. Lady Godiva of Flamingo Landing, also by Rudin and directed by Koch, is about three couples on an Amtrak car train to Florida, and what transpires after a naked woman is discovered in a country club locker room. Homecoming For Sergeant Porter, written by Wally Kain and directed by Edina Lessack, deals with a fraught encounter between an angry Iraq war veteran and the widow of a fallen Marine in the same war. Visit www.BIGARTS.org for more event information, including ticket prices and links to performers websites. To purchase tickets, go online, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, or call the Marks Box Office at 395-0900. From page 40Local Artistwill be held on March 16 and 17 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The Community House, located at 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. The fair will host a raffle with five drawings every hour. In addition, a silent auction will be held featuring items such as Cancun vacations, Sundial of Sanibel vacations and original jewelry. A food court will be available along with 136 exhibitors featuring displays of handcrafted creations, including original paintings, basketry, wood carvings, sculptures, photography, jewelry, furniture, clothing and much more. Free parking will also be provided. More than 120 Lions Club members and volunteers will be working to make the event a success. The Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club has been dedicated to helping the less fortunate since its inception in 1967. All the proceeds from the Arts & Crafts Fair will be used to support Lions approved charities, especially those that aid the visually impaired. Annette Trossbach and Robert Runcke perform during a play reading Call For Scripts BIG ARTS invites local talent to submit plays for 2012-13 Community Theater play reading series. All submissions will be reviewed by the Community Theater selection committee and the deadline is Monday, April 2. BIG ARTS Community Players is a new program which will feature local playwrights, actors, and directors, performing at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, located at 2200 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Play submission criteria includes: Plays can be any length (10 to 20 minutes, one act or full length). Small to medium size casts are preferred. Rehearsals for large casts are difficult to schedule during season. All plays are considered anonymously. Submissions must include two attachments: Attachment One: Cover sheet with name of play and author contact information. Attachment Two: Full script with no author identification. The script should include a list of characters and a synopsis of the play. Please e-mail script to info@BIGARTS. org. Put Community Theater Play Submission in the subject line. If you cannot submit by e-mail, you may drop your play submission off at BIG ARTS Center, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. Call 395-0900 or visit www.BIGARTS. org for more information.


43 ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 2012 Cavani String Quartet To Open Sanibel Music FestThis Saturday, March 3, The Sanibel Music Festival will begin its 26th consecutive season of bringing outstanding repertoire and artists to the Island. Opening the season will be the Cavani String Quartet, who will perform at the Sanibel Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way, at 8 p.m. The all-female Cavani String 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 D.C., 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 impressed. The Cavani String Quartet have also been chosen to do the festivals 2012 Educational Outreach Program at The Sanibel School, sponsored by Sanibel Captiva Community Bank. The program will include Haydns Quartet in C major, Op.20, No.2; Bartok from Quartet No.5 and from Quartet No.4; and Ravels Quartet in F major. Sponsored by the L.A.T Foundation Tickets may be purchased for $35 each 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. Tickets may also be purchased at the Bank of the Islands, 1699 Periwinkle Way, and Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, 2477 Library Way. Cavani String Quartet Season Of Praise Concert Series Welcomes Courtney To Shell PointThe Village Church at Shell Point Retirement Community will welcome Craig Courtney, American composer/arranger/pianist and senior editor of the Beckenhorst Press to perform on Sunday, March 18. This concert will be held at 6:15 p.m. in the Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point, and is part of the 2011-12 Season of Praise Concert Series. Because of Craig Courtneys significant contributions of quality sacred music to the church; it will be a very special privilege for our choir to sing his music with him, said Pastor Randy Woods, minister of worship and music for The Village Church. Craigs music gives melody to inspirational messages with his creative compositions and arrangements. Courtney will be in concert with The Village Church Choir. Church community choirs and university choirs around the world enjoy singing Courtneys choral music. This program will feature the inspired stories behind the music that Courtney has composed. Tickets are available for purchase at $10 each and can be purchased online at www.shellpoint.org/villagechurch/events. For more information about the series, call 454-2147. Craig Courtney 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 Located inside the Historic Island Inn 3111 W. Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Call for reservations (239) 472-4559 www.TraditionsOnTheBeach.com Live music and dancing nightly with Pianoman Joe McCormick Barbara on Fridays Pianoman Joe M cCormick Marvila on Saturdays Sunday features the return of Dusk Duo with Dean & Kathy Winkleman on piano, guitar & vocals Sundays featuring Dusk Duo Andrea with Father Al & the Jazz Congregation Wednesdays featuring Prime Rib Prime Jazz


ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 201244 Italian Olympian Joins Museum To Inspire YouthArt, sport and the Olympic history will come to life in Southwest Florida in the coming weeks. Art of the Olympians Museum and Gallery (AOTO) is celebrating the 2012 Olympic Games through an array of engaging and inspiring programs each month leading up to the opening ceremonies. This month, the non-profit organization welcomes Italian Olympian Emanuela Pierantozzi and renowned concert pianist Nadia Fanganza to Southwest Florida to aide in its public outreach programs. At its core, AOTO is a global learning center founded and supported by Olympians dedicated to promoting Olympic ideals and a spirit of corporation to inspire individuals to achieve personal excellence. During a two-week visit, Pierantozzi and Fanganza will help the community come alive with an Olympic passion. The duo will visit with students in Lee County schools, children at the Southwest Florida Childrens Hospital and will participate in both art and cultural programs through the museum and community events. Fanzaga is a renowned Italian concert pianist. She graduated with honors from the music academy Conservatorio G. Frescobaldi, Ferrara (Italy), under the leadership of the Bulgarian pianist Ruth Pardo and has had a successful career as both a solo concert pianist and as part of an orchestra ensemble. Pierantozzi began training in judo and in 1989, she won a gold medal at the World Championships, an honor she duplicated in 1991. Her passion for sport and raw talent earned her a place on the Italian Olympic Judo Team at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona where she brought home a sliver medal. Her passion only grew. Peirantozzi competed in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and went on to the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney where she earned a bronze medal. Like many Olympian athletes, Pierantozzis accomplishments in the athletics arena are equally matched in both academics and artistic talents. Pierantozzi transitioned her love of sport into a passion for the arts, particularly focused on the core of man and the beauty of the human physique. Today, Pierantozzi is a professional sculptor, judo instructor, and is on the faculty of the University of Bologna. Pierantozzis passion for art and sport comes to life in her sculptural works. She uses bronze, stone, and other natural materials to capture the strength of the human form. Her works will be on display in a new exhibit, Chiseled: The Core of Man, in AOTOs Olympic Art Gallery through May. Pierantozzi and Fanganza will also be featured guests at both the Fort Myers and Naples fundraising event, Una Bella Notte, to support the enrichment of children through arts, education and Olympic values. Tickets are still available for the Naples fundraiser on Tuesday, March 6. For ticket informationa, call 239-3325055. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery is closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays. For general museum information, visit our web site at www.artoftheolympians. com. Follow on Twitter at www.twitter. com/artofolympians, fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/artoftheolympians or call 332-5055. Pierantozzi working on a new sculpture Nadia Fanganza Emanuela Pierantozzi 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, 2012Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com The Island Book NookWhat could you nd at our store? Stop in and check us out We specialize in used paperback books But we have new items, too!Come browse the nook for that special book 2330 Palm Ridge Rd, Suite 11 (Hungry Heron Plaza across from CVS) Phone: 472-6777 M-F 10:00-5:00 Sat 10:00:00 (thru March) Clip this ad for 10% discount on any new book of your choice (expires 3/10/12)


45 ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 2012 Sally-Jane Heit Performance To Benefit SCCFWith an acting career that spans decades in television, film and theater, Sanibel resident and neighbor Sally-Jane Heit feels its time to give back. On Saturday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m., she will be performing Before I Forget A Memoir With Music at The Sanctuary Clubhouse on Sanibel to benefit the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. Heit has been performing her production of Before I Forget A Memoir With Music as a benefit for community organizations around the country, including The Guthrie Center in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. George Laye, director of The Guthrie Center, said, Sally-Janes exuberant personality, truthful storytelling, and soaring voice had the audience captivated. Performed with musical director Uel Wade, Before I Forget blends comedy and song into a poignant portrayal of real life that leaves audiences enlightened and smiling. Songs familiar and original help to tell the story as her lifes journey unfolds in a musical and theatrical evening. The show is about the absurdity of life in particular, my life in relation to that absurdity, said Heit. Reserve your seats for this intimate evening by calling SCCF at 472-2329. Benefit tickets are $45. This performance is graciously underwritten by The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. Meet Ms. Heit after the performance and enjoy a decadent dessert buffet and champagne and coffee bar. The Sanctuary Clubhouse is located at 2801 Wulfert Road on Sanibel. Southwest Florida History CruiseCaptiva Cruises newest expedition in its Discover Southwest Florida History tours will focus on the fishing cultures in Pine Island Sound; a story of fascinating characters and traditions. This cruise will depart from McCarthys Marina on Captiva and travel to Pineland on Pine Island. Along the way you will get an up close look at historic fish houses of Pine Island Sound and learn about commercial fishing and the fishing cultures, from the indigenous Calusa, to Spanish Cuban Ranchos, to the Punta Gorda Fish Company and to tarpon and sport fishing of today. Passengers will be greeted at the family run Tarpon Lodge and hear about the tradition of fishing within Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor. Lunch will be served at the 1926 Tarpon Lodge which offers waterfront views of Pine Island Sound and the mangrove islands. After lunch, walk to The Randell Research Center (RRC), located across the street. The RRC is a program of the Florida Museum of Natural History. An RRC educator will lead the group on the Calusa Heritage Trail to one of the preColumbian mounds of the ancient Calusa while elaborating on this unique fishing culture. The cruise is offered on Fridays, departing at 10 a.m. from McCarthys Marina on Captiva. Captiva Cruises has established Discover Southwest Florida History cruises to Cabbage Key, Useppa Island, Boca Grande and has recently added cruises to The Edison & Ford Winter Estates on the Caloosahatchee. These are excellent opportunities for families and neighborhoods to get together and learn about the history of Southwest Florida while enjoying a day out on the water. For more information and reservations call 472-5300. SCCF executive director Erick Lindblad with Sally-Jane Heit ZAGAT ZAGAT.COM R ated by : Follow us on acebook Yucatan Shrimp! Fish Tacos! March 4th and 5th 12-2pm & 4-6pm March 22nd 12-2pm & 4-6pm th t h Meet The Author!Details Online Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


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47 ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 2012 Das Barbec Messes With Texas Das Barbec, a new musical comedy, makes its Southwest Florida debut at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. The show runs through Saturday, March 17, with performances Monday through Saturday. All shows begin at 8 p.m., excluding a special matinee performance on Wednesday, March 7 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $42 for adults and $20 for children. Tickets may be purchased online at www.BIGARTS.org. Das Barbec uses five performers to play more than 30 outrageous characters at breakneck speed. Lara Hayhurst, Cheyenne Nelson, Anne Chamberlain and Trey Compton all of whom performed to critical acclaim in Herb Strauss Theaters recent production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels return for this production to play the characters, joined by the talented Robby May. Songs run the gamut from Broadway to Texas swing to jazz. The musical and its story are inspired by Wagners Ring Cycle and see its characters set in modern day Texas. Its composer, Scott Warrender, and librettist Jim Luigs, compare the process of imagining this dramatic change in scenery to West Side Story and the classic Shakespearean story which inspired it, Romeo And Juliet. Luigs says he found the Texas setting particularly appropriate to the source material because of the grandeur of the landscape and the size and scale of the people. The show is not a spoof or parody. That implies you have to know the source material, Warrender added. Di Saggau writes in the Island Sun, ... terrific talent and a ton of laughs with heroes and villans who are gun-toting, guitar-slinging cowboys and gals who croon out their miseries with a country western twang. Das Barbec is supported by Herb Strauss Theater Season Sponsor The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and Show Sponsor Tween Waters Inn. For more information about the show and to purchase tickets, visit the Herb Strauss Theater Box Office, call 472-6862 or 395-0900, or log on to www. BIGARTS.org. Good times, song and dance fill this Das Barbec production photo by Nick Adams Das Barbec cast members Trey Compton and Lara Hayhurst photo by Nick Adams $3.99CrystalDrinking Water24 pack Open the hours you want 6am-10pm everyday Open the hours you want 6am-10pm everyday Friendly Faces, Helpful Friendly Faces, Helpful Personalized Service Personalized Service (239)472-9300 (239)472-9300 Located at Periwinkle & Casa Ybel Located at Periwinkle & Casa Ybel 1700 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 1700 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL JerrysFoods.com JerrysFoods.com New at Jerrys New at Jerrys Steam Your Shrimp Steam Your Shrimp To Perfection To Perfection While You Shop While You Shop Experience Taste! Experience Taste! Ad Effective March 2 8 Ad Effective March 2 8 $ $ 5. 5. 99 99 750 ml. 750 ml. Tuscany Tuscany Panini Panini $ $ 5. 5. 99 99 Feature Feature of the Week of the Week FRESH FROM FLORIDA FRESH FROM FLORIDA Zucchini & Zucchini & Yellow Yellow Squash Squash $ $ 1. 1. 19 19 lb. lb. Beringer Beringer California California Collection Collection Broccoli Broccoli $ $ 1. 1. 99 99 a bunch a bunch Haagen Daz pints Haagen Daz pints 2 2 for for $ $ 7 7


ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 201248 Food Atmosphere Service 1/2 10/7/11Bennigans, Biddles & now Brattas has never tasted so good!!! TRY OUR EVERYDAY EARLY BIRD TRY OUR EVERYDAY EARLY BIRD 2 ENTREES FOR $20.00 4pm-5:30pm 2 ENTREES FOR $20.00 4pm-5:30pm With the purchase of two beverages With the purchase of two beverages (enjoy Happy Hour with this offer) (enjoy Happy Hour with this offer) NEW MENU ITEMS NEW MENU ITEMS CRAB STUFFED MAHI KING CRAB LOBSTER TAIL SNOW CRABEnjoy Entertainment 7 Nights! Taylor Stokes every SatrdaySophisticated yet comfortable elegance with impeccable service LUNCH: MON FRI 11AM 4PM DINNER 7 NIGHTS : 4PM 11PMHAPPY HOUR HAPPY HOUR : : 1/2 Price on all liquor, beer and wine by the glass Plus Discount AppetizersMichael Bratta & Brenda Biddle invite you to experience our newly renovated dining room.12984 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers 239.433.4449 239.433.4449 Make Reservations online at www.brattasristorante.com Upcoming Workshops At BIG ARTSSignups are ongoing for upcoming BIG ARTS workshops and Winter Academy courses. The full workshop and Winter Academy schedule is available online at www. BIGARTS.org or by contacting the main BIG ARTS office at 395-0900. All classes are held at BIG ARTS Center, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, unless noted: Pine Needle Basketry with Giseala Damandl is Thursday, March 1 and Friday, March 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Glass Fusing with Petra Kaiser starts March 1; meets Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Photography with Denny Souers starts March 1; meets Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Intermediate Tap with Bobby Logue starts March 2; meets Fridays from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Beginners Tap with Bobby Logue starts March 2; meets Fridays from 10:40 to 11:40 a.m. Life Drawing (Open Studio, Non-Instructed) with Carol Rosenberg starts March 2; meets Fridays from 9:15 to 11:45 a.m. Life Drawing (Open Studio, Non-Instructed) with Carol Rosenberg starts March 2; meets Fridays from 12:15 to 2:45 p.m. Winter Academy History of Jazz: The Early Years with Jack Bailey starts March 2; meets Fridays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Life Drawing (Open Studio, Non-Instructed) with Carol Rosenberg starts March 5; meets Mondays from 9:15 to 11:45 a.m. Open Studio Clothed Model or Still Life with Eleanor Gause is Tuesday, March 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Watercolor: Realistic and Abstract with Anne Kittel starts March 6; meets Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Layer Imagery Collage with Marjorie Pesek is Tuesday, March 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (Beginners) with Denny Souers starts March 6; meets Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Pilates Mat Class with Marsha Wagner starts March 6; meets Tuesdays from 9 to 10 a.m. Winter Academy Thinking Creatively with Doug MacGregor starts March 6; meets Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. iPhone Basics with Gerard Damiano is Wednesday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. iPad Basics with Gerard Damiano is Thursday, March 8 from 1 to 5 p.m. Introduction to Macintosh OS X with Dick Holmes starts March 8; meets Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Experimental Watermedia Two with Bea Pappas starts March 8; meets Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Individual flute, piano and saxophone lessons are available for children and adult students. BIG ARTS Workshops are sponsored by Sony Corporation of America. There is a 20 percent discount on workshops for BIG ARTS members. For further information about workshops, classes and events at BIG ARTS, or to become a member, stop by BIG ARTS, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Drawing workshop held at BIG ARTS MozART To Perform At Shell PointThe final concert in Shell Points 2011-12 Fine & Performing Arts Concert Series will be MozART. This concert will take place in The Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point on Saturday, March 10 beginning at 7:30 p.m. This years Fine & Performing Arts concert series has been amazing, said Dawn Boren, director of resident life. And we know that our final concert of the season with MozART will delight audience members with their sophisticated, perfectly arranged, humorous performance. With an a la Victor Borge style, the MozART group is a string quartet that consists of well-educated instrumentalists who graduated from the prestigious Academies of Music in Warsaw and dz, and decided to play classical music in a humorous way. They created a worldwide unique musical cabaret where the music, not the words, is the source of joy and laugher. The musicians of the MozART have been playing together since 1995. They made their debut in 1997 at the PAKA competition of young Polish cabarets in Krakow. In the same year, they presented their first cabaret program entitled Mozarts Still Alive. Since then, they have presented concerts in all of Europe, Canada, the United States and Asia. Tickets for this concert are $35 each and can be purchased online at www.shellpoint.org/concerts. For questions, call 454-2067. MozART


49 ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 2012 Poets And Artists Uniteby Di SaggauThe 6th snnual ArtPoems took place last Friday at BIG ARTS and it has grown into a spectacular evening of creative works between 12 artists and 12 poets from Southwest Florida. Artists were inspired by poets and poets were inspired by artists. Before the performance everyone was able to view the artworks and poems up close and personal. Peg Cullens She Hated the Heart Attack inspired poet Sandy Greco. Sheila Hoens Beach Beauty inspired poet Lorraine Vail and poet Carol Drummond wrote The News of Impossible Impossibilities to go with Pascale Doxys painting The News. Every work of art and poem shows the extensive creativity that exists in our area. ArtPoems is the brainchild of Sanibel poets Lorraine Vail and Joe Pacheco. As the various artists stepped on stage to read their poems and explain how they were inspired by one another, beautiful digital images of the artwork taken by Pam Brodersen were shown on a large screen. This included paintings, sculpture, photography and mixed media artwork. Adding to the enjoyment this year were members of Dance Alliance who performed during three of the readings. For some of the other readings, violin, flute and guitar music filled the air. The shows finale involved 20 drummers from Pine Island, who performed three different works on the African drums. It was a memorable multi-dimensional, artistic evening.A beautiful commemorative booklet showing the artwork and poems is available at BIG ARTS for $5 or you can view them on line at artpoems.org. ArtPoems wiill be on exhibit through March at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers. Nancy Carlile with Peg Cullens She Hated the Heart Attack Chuck and Nancy Bonser with Sheila Hoens Beach Beauty Drummers Terry Benco and Christar Damiano with Thinking Back by JR Roberts Poet Cheryl Fausel with artists Pascale Doxy and Sheila Hoen Poet Dorothy Howe Brooks with artist Andi McCarter and her sculpture Etude Serires Passages Jean Jensen with poet Marsha Perlman by Andi McCarters Dancing in the Stars Marsha Wagner and Adele Anish with Doug McGregors Seventh Heaven Poet Carol Drummond with Pascale Doxys The News


ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 201250 Monday Night MovieAcademy Awards Coming To Sanibelby Ray BuckThe glam and glitz of Hollywood! The gowns. The oohs and aahs when winners are announced. The sincere modesty of the anointed. Cheers. Applause. Perhaps tears. With all the trimmings! Except the handprints in cement. The Academy Awards at the Monday Night Movie at BIG ARTS, like no other Academy Award ceremony, here in sunny Sanibel Island. Again. Bigger and better than last years laughs riot. Featuring not George Clooney (too involved with genealogy) but John Wayne and Marilyn Monroe (you loved her last year, shes bigger and better this year.) The Academy Awards at BIG ARTS will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 5. A red carpet ceremony with two snazzy babes with mikes taking interviews with early arrivals, broadcast on BIG ARTS big screen as they take place, will set the stage (as they say in showbiz). Beauty, variety, the latest fashions, from the runways of the world as seen in paradise. Sanibel paradise. The Sanibel Island Academy Awards ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. It will conclude with the screening of the Academy Award winner The African Queen, starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn, both of whom will be among the celebrities at this smash spectacular. Following the film screening there will be a special Hollywood Gala champagne reception where guests will mingle with Barbra Streisand, Elizabeth Taylor and her husbands (Richard Burton and six others), Hedy Lamarr, Robert Redford and Natalie Wood. The champagne challenge will be matching the Hollywood actors and actresses with those in the Sanibel cast portraying them: Maryann Bell, Sandy Hann, Hal Stevelman, Walt Schuman, Heidi Keevins, Mike Derechin, Marsha Wagner, Sandy Greco and Edina Lessack. Al Hann will once again be the engaging Master of Ceremonies; he will be assisted by a host of Sanibel notables serving as presenters and accepters. Many A-list celebs will be dripping with diamonds from Congress Jewelers, with hair and makeup styled by Sanibel Day Spa and by Josie Crown. There will be no television coverage. Youll have to be on the red carpet, at Schein Hall and at Phillips Gallery. This is the must attend event of 2012 winter season. Enhanced by surround sound, the digitally-restored The African Queen will be shown at BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. Listening devices are available. The $15 ticket includes film, Sanibel Oscar ceremony and 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. General admission is $8, or purchase a film booklet of 11 tickets for $88. Film booklet holders must be seated no later than 6:45 p.m. to ensure a seat. All Monday night films begin at 7 p.m. BIG ARTS Monday Night Film Series is supported by Series Sponsor Bank Of The Islands and Stan and Visnja Gembicki, supporters George & Wendys Corner Grill, Jerrys Foods of Sanibel, Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory, and Sanibel Taxi. For the complete listing of BIG ARTS films, to purchase tickets, to sign up for workshops, or to become a member, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, call 395-0900, email info@BIGARTS.org, or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Edina Lessack as Barbra Streisand, Maryann Bell as Liz Taylor, Mike McCray as Richard Burton BIG ARTS Film FestivalMark your calendars now for the 2nd annual Young at Heart Film Festival to be held Sunday, March 25 in Schein Hall. The festival features age-affirming foreign and independent films about people living and thriving in their 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond. At 3 p.m. the acclaimed Korean film Poetry will be shown. Through poetry a woman finds a way to really see the world and in doing so turns reality into art, tragedy into the sublime. A discussion and box dinner follows the film. At 6 p.m. the documentary How to Live Forever will be screened. Using gentle humor, you will be introduced to a number of people, some famous, some centenarians, who describe their lives and how they transcend the difficult subjects of aging. A wine and cheese discussion will follow. Cost for the entire event is $30 per person. For tickets call 395-0900 or stop by the BIG ARTS box office, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. Watch this paper for more information in future issues. 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! 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51 ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 2012 Sponsors Announced For CCMI BenefitA number of businesses have stepped up as sponsors for the 2nd annual Land Sea Air event to be held Saturday, March 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva. Arriving in style or in a unique way is the idea for this fundraising event where guests choose their method of arrival by land, sea or air and enjoy cocktails, heavy hors doeuvres, entertainment, a live and a silent auction. The event raises funds for Community Cooperative Ministries Inc., the umbrella agency for the Everyday Caf and Marketplace, Home Delivered Meals, Community Montessori Preschool and Social and Homeless Services. Sponsors include Northern Trust, Sam Galloway Ford Lincoln, Huff Insurance, Peoples Gas, Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA and Thank You For The Dance Entertainment. In kind sponsors include South Seas Island Resort, The News-Press Media Group, Island Sun, Harmons Audio Visual, TOTI Media Inc. and Island Events. We are so appreciative to the business owners and individuals who have stepped up to make this event a success, said Tracey Galloway, CEO of CCMI. With the money we raised last year, we were not only able to continue helping our community but also develop new and innovative ways to fight hunger and homelessness across Southwest Florida. Those things included opening Southwest Floridas second customer centered Choice Marketplace, establishing Baby U classes for expectant families, serving more schools last summer with CCMIs Mobile Food Pantry, converting the former Soup Kitchen into the Everyday Caf and Marketplace and adding more schools and students to its weekend backpack program. Ticket prices begin at $250 and depend upon the type of arrival method chosen by guests, including a sea plane, helicopter, yacht, fire truck, chartered boats, personal watercraft, limousine, parasail, kayak, golf cart, or celebrity chauffeur. According to organizers, the event will be capped at 100 couples. Last year the event raised $75,000. The latest astonishing statistics we are seeing is that over 1,200 Lee County school children are considered homeless, Galloway said. And if they are homeless, I guarantee they are also hungry. Guests really went all out last year in being unique and fun in their arrivals from driving an antique 1906 Ford Model N to a cow themed convertible, antique Rolls Royce and even decked out golf carts, said Galloway. It was exciting to see the helicopter and sea plane circle above before landing nearby and we cant wait to see how creative our friends and neighbors are in their choices of arrival this year. Tax-deductible sponsorship opportunities are still available from $1,000 to $20,000. For more information or tickets call 274-0001. South Seas Island Resort is offering a special rate of $249 (plus resort fee and taxes) for event guests and sponsors on Saturday, March 10 by calling 472-5111 ext. 3305. CCMI serves Fort Myers and the greater Lee County area, including Bonita Springs, Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres. CCMI works in partnership with United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades, Harry Chapin Food Bank and various community foundations as well as collaborating with fellow community and service groups including The School District of Lee County and numerous churches, businesses and community support organizations. Ken and Isabella Rasi arrived by firetruck with baby Luke Sanders last year Betsy and Marcel Ventura in 2011 Rick and Evette Zurbriggen arrived by seaplane last year Trevor Nette and Kay Casperson, 2011 Aerial of South Seas Island Resort Book Signing and Talk! Book Signing and Talk! Randy Wayne White Randy Wayne White Wednesday, March 7 Wednesday, March 7 6:30 pm 6:30 pmRefreshments from Island Pizza! It began peacefully enough, on one of Florida's private islands. At a reception hosted by a notorious Russian black marketeer, Doc Ford uses darkness, and his friend Tomlinson, as cover to get an underwater look at the billionaire's yacht. By the time Ford surfaces, everything has changed. Environmental extremists have taken control of the island. Or are they thugs hired by the Russian's competitors? Whatever the motive, they have herded everyone together and threatened to kill one hostage every hour until midnight unless their demands are met-at which point they will just blow everybody up.If you can't make the event but would like an autographed copy please call us at 239-472-5223!9 A.M. 6 P.M. MON. SAT. 12-5 P.M. SUNDAY1571 PERIWINKLE WAYSANIBEL, FL 33957 239.472.5223www.sanibelbookshop.com


ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 201252 Dr. Kagan To Speak At BIG ARTS LectureBIG ARTS FORUM Lecture Series welcomes war strategy expert and author Dr. Frederick W. Kagan to Sanibel this Sunday, March 4, to speak about the most recent strategic developments in wars abroad. Dr. Kagan speaks at 7:30 p.m. in BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall. An American resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, U.S. Army General David Petraeus appointed by President Obama to head international forces in Afghanistan hired Dr. Kagan in 2010 as an expert on fighting corruption. A former professor of military history at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, he is also co-author with his father, Donald Kagan, of While America Sleeps: Self-Delusion, Military Weakness and the Threat To Peace Today. Dr. Kagan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Soviet and East European studies and a Ph.D. in Russian and Soviet military history, both from Yale University. This seasons FORUM Lecture Series is sold out. Although BIG ARTS cannot guarantee ticket availability, tickets have typically become available the night of a lecture when a series ticket holder is unable to attend. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis for $35. In its 10th season, The FORUM Lecture Series is nationally recognized for inviting distinguished speakers and experts each year to Sanibel to speak about the key issues of our time. The final FORUM speaker is Desmond Lachman, resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, who will speak on March 7. The FORUM Lecture Series Grand Patron Series Sponsors are Northern Trust and Sue and Tom Pick. To learn more about The FORUM Lecture Series at BIG ARTS as well as information about membership and upcoming events, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, call 3950900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Dr. Frederick Kagan Lecture Honors Beloved Poetby Andrew StansellThe Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture Weekend was recently held on Sanibel and featured a productive board of advisors meeting as well as a successful 8th annual fundraising celebration for the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education.The board of advisors met early on Saturday at Sanibels West Wind Inn to discuss future plans for the center. The board includes 20 local, national, international scholars. They reviewed and adopted the centers new strategic plan for the five years, 2012 to 2017. Approximately 200 people joined the center at the beachfront home of Peter and Mallory Haffenreffer to celebrate the most successful year in the centers history. At the event, guests enjoyed a dazzling array of hors doeuvres, refreshments, and a breathtaking sunset. The wonderful music of harpist Leslie Gregory and the harp and fiddle duo, Castlebay, was also heard throughout the evening. Board of advisors member Armand Ball presented the Rachel Carson Award to Dr. Louise M. Johnson for her long time service to the center and the greater community of Sanibel. This is the highest honor given by the center and took the form of a locally-found lightning whelk. Co-chairs of the board of advisors, David Orr and Mary Evelyn Tucker, gave thoughtful reflections on the work of the center as part of the nights celebrations. During her stay on Sanibel, board member and award-winning poet Alison Hawthorne Deming wrote a poem for Mary Oliver entitled What Continues. She concluded the evening by reading her poem aloud. She then went on to announce the Haffenreffer Challenge. (The full poem can be found online at www.fgcu.edu/cese) In addition to their generosity in hosting the fundraising celebration, the Haffenreffers have continued an annual tradition of energizing donor participation with the Haffenreffer Challenge. They will match any donations to the center up to a total of $10,000. Center director Peter Blaze Corcoran said, Thanks to Demings poem and the Haffenreffers creativity, the event was a heartfelt tribute to our seriously ill, beloved poet, Mary Oliver. It was full of spirit and meaning. The center extends its gratitude to all those who contributed to its fundraising efforts. The center truly appreciates every contribution and hopes to continue to receive ongoing support from friends, colleagues, and stakeholders. Such support is vital to the centers efforts and allows it to continue to work toward realizing the dream of a sustainable and peaceful future for earth through scholarship, education and action. Contributions can be sent to the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education at 10501 FGCU Boulevard South, Fort Myers, FL 339656565. For further information, contact the center by e-mail at cese@fgcu.edu or by phone at 590-7166. 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53 ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 2012 Bombing Iran No Piece Of Cake, Forum Toldby Max FriedersdorfMiddle East expert Dr. Geoffrey Kemp warned that an Israeli military strike on Irans nuclear facilities would be no piece of cake during a lecture last Sunday night before a capacity audience at THE FORUM at BIG ARTS in Schein Hall. Dr. Kemp, former National Security Advisor to President Ronald Reagan and Department of Defense official, described the present situation as totally different than when Israel used F-16s in 1981 to take out Iraqi facilities, and bombed Syrian plants in 2008 that had been built by the North Koreans. A strike on Iran, Dr. Kemp explained, could involve dozens of target sites thousands of miles away requiring mid-air refueling over hostile territory. Even an assault by U.S. military would probably call for more than an air strike that would require a campaign to hit air defenses, control and command installations and the Iranian Air Force. Kemp stated such conflict would be dangerous for the region and the world and expressed doubt that such operations would be approved by this president or the Republicans. Kemp also said that Israel and Iran have had good relations in the past, particularly during the rule of the Shah, but good relations are impossible under the current regime. The earths current population of seven billion is expected to exceed nine billion by mid-century, Dr. Kemp observed, creating a fundamental and phenomenal demand for resources, including water, energy, food, minerals and land. With regard to rising gas prices, Kemp explained that the hike in the U.S. was not totally attributable to the Middle East as only 20 percent of U.S. consumption comes from that region while Canada, Mexico, Venezuela and West Africa are the chief sources of oil used in the United States. Dr. Geoffrey Kemp Stories For GrownupsFriday, March 2 means the Sanibel Library parking lot will be cr owded because First Fridays Stories for Grownups begins at 2 p.m. This Fridays stories will come from six story tellers out of the Island Writers Group: Wally Kain, Di Saggau, Mike Derechin, Jane Hogg, Carole Fallon and Mort Levy. There will be stories about teen age dating, baby dolls, and days when girdles did the job. This unique monthly event has been a favorite for many on the island. Thats because the featured story tellers are always fascinating, but in the second half of the program, the people in the audience get to tell a story as well. Dr. Sid Simon is the emcee. For more information call the library at 472-2483. Book SigningsDont miss these upcoming book signings at the Sanibel Island Books & Gifts, located at 1571 Periwinkle Way. On Saturday, March 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Jim Ingraham will be signing copies of his latest book, Sahara Dust. On Wednesday, March 7, there will be two book signings. Gary McLouth will be signing copies of his collection of stories Do No Harm from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. On the evening of March 7, Randy Wayne White will be signing his latest Doc Ford novel, Chasing Midnight White will be giving a brief talk at 6:30 p.m. and there will be refreshments from Island Pizza. Marilyn Rauth will be signing copies of her memoir Living, Loving and Losing A Son on Friday, March 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. George Daughan will be signing copies of his book 1812: The Navys War on Tuesday, March 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you would like any more information on any of these book signings or if you cant make any of the author signings but would like to order a copy, call 4725223. Emcee Sid Simon beckons to the crowd


ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 201254 A Record Seventh Printing For Sobczak TitleThe average first novel printed in the United States by a well-established publishing house, such as Putnam Penguin or Random House, sells an average of 5,000 copies nationwide, then more often than not goes out of print. The sales of self-published titles is considerably lower than that, averaging around 75 copies total. To date, this first novel by Sanibel author Charles Sobczak, Six Mornings On Sanibel, has sold more than 25,000 copies and has currently in a record seventh printing. The novel was originally published in 1999 with an initial print run of 3,000 copies. It quickly sold through that first printing, and was followed over the years by six additional print runs. These runs varied from 3,000 to 5,500 books, all of them printed in the United States. More importantly, the book has received critical acclaim from readers across the globe, from Japan where it was a Japanese book club selection to England and Germany. Because of the demand to see the book in other formats, Indigo Press, in collaboration with Book Baby, an e-book company based out of Portland, Oregon, has converted the novel into a wide array of e-book formats including Amazons Kindle, Apples I-pad, the Nook and many others. In addition, Indigo Press has also recently added Way Under Contract A Florida Story to the e-book marketplace. The novel itself has been out of print for five years. Forthcoming additions to Indigos e-book publishing list include A Choice of Angels (a novel) and the eco-destination section of The Living Gulf Coast A Nature Guide To Southwest Florida. Sobczaks forthcoming novel, The Year of the Bad Decision, will be simultaneously published in trade paperback as well as all e-book formats.To learn more about this novel, visit www.Indigopress.net or look inside the book at www.Amazon.com. The story takes place on the Sanibel Island Fishing Pier and its message appears to be timeless. Charles Sobczak Local Author On Best Seller ListSanibel writer Jocelyn Miller is a bestselling author on Amazon Kindle. Her new novel Tanglewood Plantation is in its 10th straight week as a top paid best seller in the ghost category in Kindle books at www.amazon.com. Her book cover was created by Cambridge, Maryland artist Annie McCoy. Tanglewood Plantation is the tale of Summer Woodfield who finds more than she bargains for when she inherits the family estate in Georgia. Once a beautiful antebellum rice plantation, it now sits on the banks of the Savannah River, a former shell of itself. Not only is Summer overwhelmed by the decayed state of her inheritance, but by the ghost of a former slave who continues to haunt her. Through a series of events, Summer is whisked back in time to the Civil War, not as heiress, but as a slave on her own plantation! What ensues is a desperate attempt to escape her new life in slavery and return to the 21st century, coupled with the discovery of the secret of her inheritance and the rekindling of a 150-year-old love affair. Miller writes from her home on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay and from Sanibel. Tanglewood Plantation is available in paperback at MacIntosh Books, 2407 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel and at www. jocelynmiller.com. It is also available for Kindle at www.amazon.com. Sanibel resident and best-selling author Jocelyn Miller Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


55 ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 2012 Lehane At Sanibel Public LibraryThe Sanibel Public Library is pleased to have author Dennis Lehane as its guest speaker on Thursday, March 1. Mr. Lehanes appearance is part of the 2011-12 Author Series. (This ticketed event is wait-listed.) Lehane is the author of nine novels, including the New York Times bestseller Gone, Baby, Gone, Mystic River, Shutter Island and The Given Day. The film version of Mystic River received an Academy Award and the film adaptation of Gone, Baby, Gone was nominated for an Academy Award. Shutter Island was made into a film by Martin Scorsese in 2010. Prior to his full-time writing career, Lehane worked as a counselor for mentally handicapped and abused children, waited tables, drove limos, and worked in bookstores. Born and raised in the Dorchester area of Boston, Massachusetts, Lehane still resides in the area and features Boston as a setting for many of his books. A graduate of Boston College High School and Eckerd College, Lehane pursued his passion for writing attending the graduate program for creative writing at Florida International University. He earned an Edgar Award and a Writers Guild of America Award for his work on the television series, The Wire. Occasionally, Lehane can be seen on the ABC comedy/drama Castle, where he makes guest appearances. The 2011-12 Author Series is made possible through the Sanibel Public Library Foundation, Inc. and its generous donors. Series partners include Bank of the Islands, The blue Dolphin Cottages, Dolores and Jack Clarke, Jan Egeland, Linda and John Kramer, LCEC, Sandy and Ken Nirenberg, Northern Trust, Uhler & Vertich Financial Planners, West Wind Inn, Diane and Bob Williams. To contribute to the Foundation, contact the Sanibel Public Library at 4722483. Dennis Lehane Childrens Author To Sign Books At Shell MuseumMarianne Berkes, a childrens 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 Sunday, 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, Berkes 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 additional information, contact Shell Museum public programs specialist Diane Thomas at www.dothomas.org or 395-2233. 10 weeks *Best Seller* Amazon Kindle!Available in paperback at MacIntosh Books 2407 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 or amazon.com www.jocelynmiller.com Tanglewood PlantationbyJocelyn Miller Ma Ma M Ma rk rk rk et et et e t o o o pe pe pe n n n 7 7 7 7 da da da da a ys ys ys ys : : : : 11 11 11 a a a .m m m .m m m . to to o to 9 9 9 9 9 p p p p .m .m m .m m . Re Re Re R st st st s au au au u au ra ra ra ra nt nt nt nt : : : Su Su Su Su n. n. n n n. T T T T T hu hu hu u hu r. r. r. r. 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 a a. a. a a. m. m. m. m m m 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 p p p p p p .m .m .m m m m . Fr Fr Fr Fr i. i i i. S S S S S at at at . 11 11 1 a a a .m .m m m m 10 10 1 0 p p p p .m m .m .m . 17 17 17 65 65 5 0 0 0 Sa Sa n n Ca Ca C rl rl os os os B B lv lv d. d. d , Ft Ft Ft Ft . My My y er er er s, s, s F F L L L L 33 33 33 93 93 9 9 1 1 1 23 23 23 9. 9. 9 48 48 8 2. 2. 67 67 67 65 65 65 | | | Sh Sh Sh Sh oa oa ls ls ls Wi Wi W W ne ne ne n Ba Ba B Ba r. r. r. co co co o m m m Locally owned, fresh and fun! L I VE E N T E RT AINMEN T AT SHOAL S E ver y Tues d a y an d Fri d a y 6 to 9 p .m Wit h S ani b e l s G ene Fe d eric o From page 42Exhibit Openswork is for sale. Film director and photographer Carter Smith is one of the guest artists in this exhibit. He was invited by Sanibel digital imagery artist Pam Brodersen. Smith lives in New York City, and has shot photo spreads for Vogue, GQ and W Magazine, as well as numerous celebrity photo shoots. In 2006, Smith directed the short horror film Bugcrush, which won the Short Filmmaking Award at the Sundance Film Festival. His latest film, Yearbook, debuted at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. Guests Will Be Hung exhibit will be on display March 2 to 29. Exhibit supported by Visual Arts Patron Season Sponsor June Rosner and Russ Bilgore. For additional information about this exhibit, BIG ARTS events and membership, or to sign up for workshops, stop by BIG ARTS, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www. BIGARTS.org. Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


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FREETake Me Home NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands BUSINESS REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS VOL. 19, NO. 36 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA MARCH 2, 2012 B BSECTIONIts In The Bag A Smashing SuccessThe Sanibel Historical Museum & Villages fundraiser, Its in the Bag, was held on Tuesday, February 21 at The Sanctuary Golf Club. The event celebrated clothes and stories about Sanibel from the late 1950s to the 1990s. In carrying out the theme of purses, the models carried purses and hand bags from the different time periods. Beautiful, unique hand-made purses decorated the tables.Two hundred fifty attended the function and a wonderful, fun time was had by all. The village and the Its in the Bag committee thanks everyone who made the event possible and such a smashing success. The proceeds will go to the villages future development and expansion. Many thanks to the sponsors: Business: Master Sponsor Baileys General Store; Gold Sponsors The Sanctuary Golf Club, The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, and Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille; Silver Sponsors Barrier Island Title Services, Inc., and Sanibel Captiva Community Bank. Individual Gold Sponsors are Linda and Wayne Boyd, Barbara and Denny Jones, Dottie and Ed Miller, D. Suzi Osher and Roberta and Philip Puschel. Individual Silver Sponsors are Ginny and Bud Albertson, Catherine and Ed Anderson, Gail and Bill Bachman, Aaron Cohen and Dorothy Donaldson, Gail and Roland Garlinghouse, Mardi and Bill Glenn, Elise and Allan Hall, Lynn and John Muskoff, Julie and Tim ONeill, Nancy and Chip Roach, Jean and Dick Turney and Judy and Larry Yenkole. Individual Bronze Sponsors are Linda and Jim Best, Sue and William Breda, Mary and Ray Buck, Connie and Pete Bukowick, Jill and Gordon Coughlin, Linda Drasnin, Sally and Jim Duffy, Sandy McCartney Ehlers, Patricia and Matthew Fannon, Mariel and Porter Goss, Jan and Pete Halliday, continued on page 20B Flowering pursePomeranz To Perform Chaplin Show At BIG ARTS Critically-acclaimed and award-winning performer/composer David Pomeranz brings his massively popular Chaplin: A Life In Concert show to BIG ARTS on Friday, March 9 at 8 p.m. in Schein Performance Hall, 900 Dunlop Road. Tickets are $42 for general admission, $47 for loge seats and $15 for children 17 and under. Chaplin, with music and lyrics by Pomeranz, is a multimedia dramatization of the life story of the brilliant and controversial artist, Charlie Chaplin. The show opens backstage as Chaplin is to receive an honorary Academy Award. Having been falsely accused of being a Communist and banned from re-entry into the United States 20 years earlier, Chaplin is both bitter and afraid. He recalls how his early childhood on the impoverished streets of London led to his creation of one of the worlds most iconic characters and his ultimate legacy, The Little Tramp. Great American Songbook revivalist Michael Feinstein said, Part concert, part stage musical, Chaplin: A Life In Concert is an imaginative, emotional and inspiring journey that leaves the audience walking on air, humming its tunes, and in love with the artistry of the great Chaplin. The score is a knockout touching, clever, theatricalwonderful! During his career, Pomeranz has made memorable musical appearances at the Hollywood Bowl, Kennedy Center and Olympic Stadium in Munich, Germany. His songs include Tryin To Get The Feeling Again and The Old Songs, both of which have been recorded by Barry Manilow, and Its In Every One Of Us, which was featured at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, Korea. Pomeranzs continued on page 32B David PomeranzThe Weilerstein Trio At Sanibel Music Festival The Weilerstein Trio will perform at the Sanibel Music Festival on Tuesday, March 6 at the intimate setting of the Sanibel Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way, beginning at 8 p.m. The Trio includes renowned violinist and teacher Donald Weilerstein, his wife, pianist Vivian Hornick Weilerstein, and their daughter, cellist 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 Weilerstein has concertized extensively as soloist and chamber musician. For 20 years (1969 to 1989), Weilerstein was the first violinist of the renowned Cleveland Quartet with whom he toured the world. Vivian Hornik Weilerstein has performed as a soloist and chamber musician and is a frequent collaborator with many of todays most eminent artists and ensembles. She has recently been a soloist with the Kansas City Symphony and the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale di Torino, and has toured throughout Europe and Japan. 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. The 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. The Weilerstein Trio is sponsored by Roz and Jim Markscontinued on page 32B Weilerstein Trio


ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 20122B 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.co m MCMURRAY & NETTEOF ROYAL SHELL REAL ESTATE Hortoons Assisted Livingby Priscilla FriedersdorfOften as I wheel around the corner of the packaged cheese section or hover over the meat counter, dividing and subtracting, I see them. The wife leads the way and the husband lags by several yards. The space belies the tension between them, an invisible type of monofilament line you dare not sever. She turns over the packages, counts slices, peers at the prices per ounce and revels in her mastery of value for money. He slouches, mutters, shuffles and never glances at the array of plenty. Wives are asked as the car is being maneuvered into a slot, What do you want here at the supermarket? Well, we all know the answer to that is I dont know until I see it. Wives, to be satiated, must loop up and down every aisle examining foodstuffs and products, picking them up, turning them over, reading the labels and putting them back. Swing into Kmart or Target and the question is, What do you need? Well, I dont need anything but this is a cultural experience that comes as close to the Museum of Modern Art as I am likely to get anytime soon. The imagination and plethora of ever changing contemporary artifacts delights the female soul and eye. Michael Graves designs the tea kettles, toasters and pancake turners. Martha Stewart, the denizen of the cozy family, fussily furnishes the bed and bath and plumps the pillows of our lives. He grumbles and knows they are here in this paradise because he was a captain of industry, making big decisions with big money, swift certitude and competence. She gazes at the can of peas and knows they are here with the night sounds of tree frogs and shore birds floating in the open windows on balmy spring air and not living on the edge of some desolate field listening to the rattle of cornstalks in the cold winds from the frozen plains... because pricing peas was her job. Rec Center March Fun DayRegister your child now for the upcoming Fun Day on Friday, March 9 at the Sanibel Recreation Center. There will be a variety of athletic games, craft projects and entertainment. Enrollment is available for children in kindergarten through 8th grade. The program operates from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Each child needs to bring a lunch, swimsuit and towel. Light snacks will be provided. Register by March 2 and receive the Early Bird rate of $20 for members, $25 for non-members. On or after March 3, the cost is $25 for members, $27.50 for non-members. The Sanibel Recreation Center is at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily, weekly, semi-annual and annual memberships are available. For more information call 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. American Legion Post 123 EventsEvery 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 per person. This Sunday, March 4, Gators spaghetti and meatballs will be served all day. Then on Tuesday, March 6, the Ladies Auxiliary meeting will be held starting at 6 p.m. Every Monday night, come watch 8-Ball Pool League action at Post 123 starting at 6 p.m. Stop by and enjoy some great shootin. Texas Holdem is played every Thursday night at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. New players are always welcome. Every Friday, the Legion offers a 6 oz. ribeye steak sandwich all day and Fish Fry from 4 to 8 p.m. Stop in and try one of our half-pound burgers. Check out our daily specials and the entire menu. They serve food every day, all day long. Open to the public, American Legion Post 123 is open Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. They are located at 4249 Sanibel-Captiva Road, at mile marker 3. For information, call 472-9979. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 20124B Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellAt each of our Friday morning Rotary Club meetings, we have a guest speaker. This past week, we invited Bill Schiller, senior editor for the Island Reporter, Breeze Newspapers (a division of Ogden Publications). Schiller has been enthralled with the magic of words and language for most of his life. He told the story of when he was a kid his brother called him a bastard. When he went to his mother and asked her what that meant, mom sent him to the dictionary. Seems like a familiar story for most of us, of a certain age. But the story doesnt end there. Schiller misread the definition and somehow confused the word illegitimate for the word intelligent. At school one day a classmate of his excelled at his scholarly work, so he called him a bastard. Of course, that didnt sit well with his teacher and immediately he grasped the idea that he had better know the meanings of words and how to use them correctly. A 30-year career in communication and media is the result. You will find his name connected with his work in radio, television, magazines, newspapers and publishing. While working at a newspaper in Dade County, Florida, he was responsible for investigative reporting on Internet child predators (this was before the TV series To Catch A Predator). It was here that Schiller realized the impact that his stories made on the lives of others. But over time, the grimy stories of the city brought him to the realization that he needed to recapture and believe again in the good in the world. He needed time to rejuvenate himself. He left the paper and collaborated on the publishing of more than 100 books, of which most involve military history. After working in larger media markets, he wanted to be able to connect with the community he worked in. His media focus is now towards positive reporting. He has found that Sanibel and Captiva have a plethora of people and organizations contributing to their community, across the nation and the world in such outstanding ways. This does matter, it makes a difference, this community stands for something, said Schiller. There have been some changes made at the paper since Schiller arrived. The paper used to publish three newspapers: the Island Reporter, The Captiva Current and The Islander. Each of these papers had three different distribution points and the news was sometimes repetitive. The decision to combine the three papers under the one name The Islander was not without controversy. Islanders dont like change. This decision was mostly based on cost efficiency but with a determination to make the Island Reporter a better paper serving our island communities. So Schiller asks that we keep those stories coming. Upcoming Rotary club speakers are (March 9) Chauncey Goss, whose topic is Government Budgets. Goss is the former deputy staff director at Committee on the Budget, U.S. House of Representative and program examiner at Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget; (March 16) Steve Agius, representing the Wheelchair Foundation, providing essential mobility to those in need across the globe; (March 23) Rotary Group Study Exchange Group from South Korea, young professionals learning more about their American counterparts and the business environment in the U.S.; and (March 30) Sam Tucker, Packard Foundation, who will talk about conservation responsibilities in the 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. 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ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 20125B Zonta House Tour Features Home Bursting With ColorI cant live without color, declared Rita Jaeger, explaining the explosion of hues that blanket just about everything in her home on the east end of Sanibel. Tropical greens and blues and sunburst shades of orange and yellow are splashed on every wall, piece of furniture and accessory in the house that will be one of four featured this year on Zontas A Peek at the Unique. The Peek is the main fundraiser for the Zonta Club of Sanibel/Captiva and will be held on Saturday, March 24. Peekers, as tour participants are called, can purchase tickets for $65 by calling 1-888-891-4689. Green is a neutral color to me, Jaeger said of her homes dominant brilliant color. I wanted to work with what was coming in from the outside, she explained pointing to the tropical palms and foliage just outside her windows. Purchased two years ago by Rita and her husband Stephen Jaeger, the 3,200-square-foot house was built in 1976 by former U.S. Vice President and Senator from Minnesota, the late Hubert Humphrey and his wife Muriel. A successful designer from Norwalk, Connecticut, where the couple still owns a home, Jaeger said the house presented a real design challenge with its cramped spaces and layout that practically hid the beautiful, wide canal views. The young couple who had owned the home before the Jaegers had changed little of the original floor plan, so she set out to open the house up and brighten its plain, white interior. Where a dining area once blocked the views of the pool deck and water, a bank of doors was installed to bring the outdoors in. A crowded childrens playroom was reconfigured to make a family and extra guest room that flows into a whimsical bathroom, where tiny beach umbrellas dot the walls. The bathroom opens into a space that doubles as a tidy storage closet and also as an entry or exit into the main living area of the house. In the second-floor master bath, a huge tub, that was too deep for a normal-size person to get into easily, was removed to practically double the space. White is now just and accent color in the three-bedroom house where tropical color, textures, artwork and whimsical accessories fill every room and nook. Even the area under the stairs is utilized as a small, colorful office space. She scours second-hand stores, where she loves to unearth hidden treasures, for furniture that she refinishes herself adding a truly personal touch to the dcor. Every piece of furniture, artwork, photograph and sculpture reflects tropical elements such as water, sky and sun all of it as unique as the talented designer who put it together. Visitors could return numerous times and continue to discover bright, whimsical touches they had not noticed before. Attendees can expect many delightful surprises during The Peek. Now in its 11th year, the event has sold out in years past and organizers expect this year to be no different. Even those who dont attend the tour can contribute to Zontas charitable continued on page 9B Main living area of the Jaeger house Colorful artwork in the Jaeger house


ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 20126B Center 4 Life ProgramsSanibel Fit 4 Life is the motto at the Center 4 Life. All ages are welcome. Island Seniors, Inc. members can buy coupon booklets from the City of Sanibel at the Center 4 Life, 2401 Library Way, or at the Sanibel Recreation Center. Booklets of 12 coupons are $42, or get three coupons for $10.50. Members of the Sanibel Recreation Center need only to show their photo membership card. Happy Hour Fitness Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m. Class begins with a joke and ends with a positive thought. Format is 45 minutes of cardio, 20 minutes of balance exercises, core strength and flexibility exercises. Strengthen, lengthen and gain flexibility. Sandi McDougall is the instructor. Gentle Yoga with Kris Brown Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Stretch, tone and strengthen while improving flexibility, proper alignment and circulation. Mats are used to meet the needs of varying experience levels. Bring a towel. Chair Yoga with Kris Brown Tuesday and 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 by Tiffany Baker 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. 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. 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. 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For the first time in human history, we can naturally and inexpensively intervene in the aging process, restore many aspects of youth, resist disease, substantially improve quality of life and perhaps extend the life span itself, states Gabbert. I am positive this investment of a few hours time will greatly benefit anyone over 40 years old. Dr. Gabbert will show the seminar attendees innovative breakthroughs in anti-aging including specific and practical steps to increase your cellular health and add quality years to your life right now. He will also point out the common breakdowns in cellular health that makes you age faster. Admission is free. The Pelican Preserve Town Center Theater Room is located at 10561 Veneto Drive, Fort Myers. For more information, call Dr. Fernandez at 813-298-9862.


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ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 20128B Around The Islands With AnneThe Dunes Restaurant Is Revitalized, Puts Out Welcome Mat For Communityby Anne MitchellOne of the most happening places on the islands though few but its members know it is The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club and its lively social scene. Before you dismiss the idea because youre not a paid up member, I have to tell you that the restaurant is open to the public for lunch and dinner as well as for a monthly dinner dances, trivia nights and ethnic cooking classes weekly. This is a great time to give The Dunes a whirl if youve never been or havent been lately. During March, any Sanibel resident gets 30 percent off dinner. Members get a discount, of course, but the prices are very reasonable. For example, a Valentines celebration last month with five-course dinner and an entertaining Newlywed/Oldywed game, was $35 per person for non-members. In March, its Irish Country Club Friday Dining at $25 per person; in April, its Indian specialties. Free TLC (Taste it, Like it, Cook it) cooking classes feature dishes served at the various ethnic dinners. General manager Leilani Sivsov says she wants island residents to realize that The Dunes is not just for golf and tennis, but is a social hub for all ages. Herself a mother of an 8-year-old, she is striving to attract younger families with children. I want an at-home feel. I dont advertise off-island I want islanders, she added. Sivsov has created a line-up of kid-friendly activities such as Penny Play Days from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays. The children take part in crafts and games in the pavilion while their parents or grandparents have time alone to relax over dinner or drinks. Kids can eat from a small buffet for 99 cents. Sivsov was previously the food and beverage manager at sister property, South Seas Island Resort on Captiva, from 2008 until she transferred to The Dunes five months ago. She says shes proud to be an islander and part of the community. For everyday lunch, the menu ranges from soup and sandwich du jour for $9, great-looking fish tacos for $12, and a variety of salads, burgers and pizzas. The new dinner menu features seafood and meats including Cowboy Steak, Denver Lamb Rack and calfs liver and onions. Entre prices are $12 to $28. The Sunday prime rib buffet is $19.95 or theres Nine & Dine with nine holes of golf and dinner for $65, a $15 savings. Executive chef Roro Garat has been there for 15 years and also oversees other company restaurants on the island. Sivsov says a social membership is a good deal at $1,150 for a family less than $100 a month and $900 for an individual. Membership includes complimentary green fees and golf cart rates, free driving range balls and 50 percent discount on tennis court fees from May 1 through October 31. From November through April, social members get discounted greens and cart fees, free range balls, advanced starting times and weekend privileges. All members, social and otherwise, get 10 percent off food and beverages at The Dunes and two other company-owned island restaurants, plus 20 percent off apparel in the shops. The clubhouse and restaurant have been repainted and work by local artists, including member Pam Broderson, decorates the walls. The dining room is a perfect vantage point for watching a legendary Sanibel sunset over cocktails or dinner. Outside, the bridge has been repaired and the trees are being illuminated. I am trying to tell people that The Dunes is back, says Sivsov. I want to reenergize it. The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club is at 949 Sand Castle Road, Sanibel, phone 472-3355.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 I, 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. Traditions on the Beach has live music seven days a week with Sanibels Pianoman Joe McCormick and his guests. This weeks lineup includes: Monday and Tuesday Joe McCormick, classic piano favorites and smooth vocal stylngs, R&B, jazz and pop; Wednesday, Prime Rib & Prime Jazz with Father Al & the Jazz Congregation featuring vocalist Paul Ventura; Thursday, Joe McCormick playing favorites; Friday, Freestyle Fridays, dancing to McCormick and Barbara Smith; Saturday, McCormick welcomes back Marvilla Marzan performing Broadway, Latin and jazz; Sunday sees the return of Dusk Duo with Dean and Kathy Winkleman on piano, guitar and vocals Traditions on the Beach 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 Wednesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. and Danny Morgan and Friends on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. Traders is at 1551 Periwinkle Way, phone 4727242. Chips Sanibel Steakhouse features Michael David playing light classical guitar on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The steakhouse is at 1473 Periwinkle Way, phone 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 472-0606. 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. Leilani Sivsov, general manager, left, and Julie Grzeszak, restaurant manager, at The Dunes 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. Bartender Josh Holmes Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or emailpress@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 20129B JetBlue To Debut RSW Living MagazineJetBlue Airways announced that it will begin distributing RSW Living magazine on Thursday, March 1. Beginning on JetBlues flight 468 departing from Fort Myers at 6 a.m. that day, RSW Living will be available to those customers traveling to and from Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers, Florida as well as distributed at their gates in Fort Myers. In addition, every JetBlue passenger traveling in and out of Fort Myers on March 1 will be offered a one-year complimentary subscription to RSW Living courtesy of JetBlue. The cover of the in-flight RSW Living will bear the JetBlue logo, and passengers will be encouraged to take the magazine with JetBlues compliments. Each issue of the magazine will highlight the beauty of Southwest Florida as a destination through TOTI Medias distinctive style, content, high standards and expert editorial planning. RSW Living is published by TOTI Media bimonthly with each issue encompassing 100 pages exploring the intriguing personalities, fine dining, top-notch shopping and cultural attractions that can be found among the regions coastal communities and barrier islands. Whether JetBlue passengers are first-time visitors looking for restaurant recommendations or longtime residents wanting to learn more about their fellow Southwest Floridians, readers will enjoy the colorful and informative ways stories are presented through RSW Living, said Friedrich Jaeger, publisher of TOTI Media. We are excited to be entering into this new agreement with JetBlue and look forward to sharing our coverage of the areas inland and coastal populations, as well as myriad new ways to be entertained and informed on all things Southwest Florida with JetBlue travelers. From Fort Myers, JetBlue currently schedules nine flights per day servicing New York/JFK, Newark, Boston, Buffalo and White Plains. The company recently announced plans to add a daily round-trip flight to LaGuardia International Airport from RSW. For more information, visit www.jetblue.com or www.totimedia.com. JetBlue Airways personnel From page 5BZonta House Tourefforts 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 just $10 each and available from any club member and will be on sale outside Baileys General Store on weekends in March leading up to the Peek and at the Sanibel Island Farmers Market on Sunday, March 18. The Zonta Club of Sanibel/Captiva is a service organization of professional women working together to provide hands-on assistance, advocacy and funds to strengthen womens lives on the islands, in Lee County and around the world through Zonta International. For more information, visit www.zontasancap.com. Mermaid in a guest room of the Jaeger house Steve Jobs To Be Seen On Sanibel Live From New Yorks 92nd Street YThe Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ and Temple Bat Yam announce their collaboration in bringing to the public for the first time a Live from New York film presentation from the famed 92nd Street Y. A joint committee from the two congregations has succeeded in procuring this special, timely film for viewing right here on Sanibel. Richard (Rick) Stengel, journalist, author and the current managing editor of Time magazine, will be seen in a compelling interview with author Walter Isaacson regarding his latest book, Steve Jobs (2011). Isaacson, a native of New Orleans, is the esteemed author of Einstein: His Life and Universe (2006), Benjamin Franklin: An American Life (2003), Kissinger: A Biography (1992), and co-author of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made (1986). A graduate of Harvard, a Rhodes Scholar at Pembroke College of Oxford University, a past reporter for The Sunday Times of London and the New Orleans Times, he joined Time in 1978 and served as a political correspondent, national editor and editor of new media before becoming the magazines 14th editor in 1996. He became chairman and CEO of CNN in 2001, and then president and CEO of the Aspen Institute in 2003. Isaacson is chairman of the board of Teach For America, which recruits recent college graduates to teach in underserved communities. He was appointed by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the Senate to serve as the chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees Voice Of America, Radio Free Europe and other international broadcasts of the U.S. He is vicechair of Partners for a New Beginning, a public-private group tasked with forging ties between the U.S, and the Muslim world. He currently lives in Washington, D.C. Jobs, who passed away earlier this year, was a brilliant college dropout who taught the world how to think differently. In the film, Isaacson discusses the significance of Jobs contribution to the business world and explains his drive as it revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing and digital publishing. Steve Jobs stands as the ultimate icon of inventiveness and applied imagination. He built a company where leaps of imagination were combined with remarkable feats of engineering. No other CEO has had wreaths laid in his memory at locations where people bought his Apple computer products. The film will be shown in the Fellowship Hall of the Congregational Church on Sunday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. It is open to the public. A $5 contribution is requested. Reservations are necessary since there is limited seating. Call the church office at 472-0497 to reserve your space. Author Walter Isaacson Steve Jobs image credit Apple.com Joint Film Committe includes Rev. John Danner, Ed Greenberg, Vivian Pyke, Sue Danford, Maddy Mayor and Rabbi Selwyn Geller


ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 201210B Community Golf Challenge Raises Over $100,000The Sanctuary Golf Club hosted the 10th annual Sanctuary Community Golf Challenge benefitting the Charitable Foundation of the Islands. The challenge raised over $100,000 bringing the total to $802,000 over the past 10 years. On behalf of all those who have been helped and those who will be helped by the generosity of The Sanctuary, its members and staff, the board of the Charitable Foundation of the Islands gratefully thanks you for the wonderful partnership that has developed over the years. The success of The Sanctuarys Community Challenge continues to grow and the benefits multiply, said Al Hanser, board chairman of the Charitable Foundation of the Islands. Art and Susan Cassell, honorary chairs, addressed the participants before the event that included brunch, golf, helicopter drop, cocktails, hors doeuvres, and an awards ceremony. The event was a complete success. It is a wonderful to see the community come together for such a great cause. I am very fortunate to work for such a generous group of people and to be able to play a small role in the success of such a fantastic organization, said Drew Donnelly, head golf professional. To make a donation or for more information about the Charitable Foundation of the Islands, contact Al Hanser at 4728300. Duplicate BridgeOn Tuesday, February 21 there were 10 tables in play at The Sanibel Community Association. The winners were: North/South 1. Susan Willoughby and Kenneth Appel 2. Carolyn Combi and Bernie Newell 3. Alaine and Herman E. Jass 4. Merrill Taylor and Tom Tucker East/West 1. Sylvia Levine and Bob Ogden 2. Connie Braun and Harriet Edwards 3. Gini Gersack and Ann Levinsohn 4. Vicky Sears and Ellie Svenson The game rans 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. Sanctuary Golf Club Head Golf Professional and committee member Drew Donnelly, Sanctuary General Manager Ken Kouril, Charitable Foundation of the Islands Chairman Al Hanser and commitee member Bob Berendt Volunteer Of The MonthThe City of Sanibel Recreation Department recognizes Volunteer of the Month John Brown. Brown has been a volunteer at the Center 4 Life for three years, where he is also a member. He spends his volunteer time serving on the Island Seniors, Inc. board of directors, as the current treasurer, the bridge director and the self-appointed one person entertainment committee for the potluck events with help from his creative consultant Susan, his wife. The members of the Center 4 Life are the reason why Brown enjoys being so involved. He refers to them as his second family and seeing everyone actively participate in the events is a very rewarding a fun experience. He has also made many new friends since volunteering. When asked about his experience as a Center 4 Life volunteer, Brown said, I never thought I would be a volunteer at the Center 4 Life. The program administrator, Sandi McDougall, has so much spirit and her energy is contagious. I think she is a major reason the Center 4 Life is so popular and is continuing to grow. She was very influential in my decision to join and become an active volunteer. In addition to volunteering at the Center 4 Life, Brown has spent time with the Youth Summer Camp Program organizing Minute-To-Win-It games and hosting the show while the children participated in a variety of challenges. Brown and his wife of 42 years have been visiting Sanibel for over 35 years. They knew they would want to retire here and so in 2001 they purchased a lot and built their home. The Browns have one daughter who lives in Tampa and they also have a one-year-old Jack Russell terrier named Britainye. Brown was previously an executive in the computer business before retiring. He has received two degrees from the University of Georgia and is an avid Bulldog football fan. Volunteer opportunities are currently available. For information on joining your friends and neighbors who serve as recreation center volunteers, call 472-0345. John Brown


Real estate blog at www.SanibelSusan.wordpress.com Susan Andrews Realtor, Broker, Owner, 20+Year Sanibel Resident, $250+M sold Condo Community With Boat Dockage Also has beach access, 2 pools, tennis, fishing pier,& more. Mariner Pointe bayfront top-floor 2 bedroom $299,900 furnished Easy Rental at Sanibel Arms West Nicely updated 2nd floor 2 bedroom with tile, washer/ dryer, plantation shutters, & 2 screened balconies $399,900 furnished Condo With Views of Bay Beach & Sunsets 3rd floor at Lighthouse Point with 2 open terraces & balcony, 2 bedrooms & den (or 3rd bedroom) $474,000 furnished This is View at Sandalfoot Cozy 2 bedroom facing the gulf beach, in easy on-site rental program with low fees, grossed over $41K last year $699,000 furnished Private End-Unit on 2nd Floor, Kings Crown Large 2 bedroom with this courtyard to gulf view, open kitchen, glass-enclosed balcony, & rental income $599,000 furnished Charming Tropical Near-Beach Condo Seashells corner 2 bedroom with 2 porches, remodeled kitchen with washer/dryer combo, plus income $349,000 furnished Beach-Front Highly-Rated Rental Professionally decorated walk-out in on-site rental program at Oceans Reach, gulf & pool views $699,000 furnished Expansive Views of Beach & Gulf of Mexico Gulfside Place top-floor 2 bedroom with den, decorated as 3 bedroom, updated kitchen & baths $974,000 furnished Watch the Osprey Nest From This Condo Seashells vacation rental 2 bedroom on 2nd floor, steps to pool, tennis, beach, & onsite office with rentals $274,000 furnished Master Suite on Main Living Level 3-bedroom town-house half duplex at end of court, closest house to Dunes beach path, community pool/tennis/golf $324,900 Island-Style Charm on North Yachtsman Easy-living one-level home with tropical vegetation, westfacing screened pool, 65 dock, & cottage-style charm $749,000 furnished Beach Home on Southwinds Drive In small community on private sandy lane & with beach access at end of the street, this home is vacation-ready $499,000 furnished David Anderson Elise Carnes Lisa Murty Realtor Over Half Acre Overlooking Wide Canal In Shell Harbor with patio dock, just up waterway from Sanibel Marina & entrance to San Carlos Bay & gulf beyond $930,000 Walk to Beach from Sanibel Bayous Lot Large pie-shaped parcel near end of Umbrella Pool Road cul-de-sac, great spot for near-beach home $449,000 Income-Producer at Sundial Resort End-unit club suite decorated in charming cottage-syle decor, earning ~$40K annually in full-amenities program $349,900 furnished Most-Affordable Sanibel Condo Colony Resort 2nd floor unit in building closest to beach path, nightly rentals allowed thru easy-on-site office $149,000 furnished Large East-End Parcel on Small Private Street Nestled midway down Olga Ave, this almost 1/2 acre lot is near two beach accesses, bike path, & causeway $299,000 Build Your Island Get-Away in The Dunes One of last undeveloped single-family home lots in popular golf/tennis community with deeded beach access $299,000 Build in Old-FloridaStyle Home Community Island Woods in convenient mid-island location has both tennis & this shared pool. Lot is on back inner circle $249,000 Sanibel River Estates Has This Beach Access West-facing single-family home lot with sunset views on Rabbit Road just a short walk to the deeded path $199,000 Lot Near Gulfside City Park & Algiers Beach Lowest-priced near-beach parcel, just off Casa Ybel Road, sunny westerly views & plenty of room for pool home $149,000 2242 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Square #3 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 SanibelSusan.com 11B ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 2012


ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 201212B AN INDEPENDENT REGISTERED INVESTMENT ADVISORTuesday, March 6th 2012, 2:00 pm Sanibel Community HouseThose looking for answers to questions like these should attend. FOR RESERVATIONS CALL: 424-91972173 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 SECURITIES OFFERED THROUGH: Dunes Nifty Niners Celebrate Birds Of SW FloridaChairpersons Trudy Burkholder and Peggy Hogg co-chaired a wonderful themed luncheon, Birds of Southwest Florida, following a golfing event on February 23. The tables were decorated with Birds of Paradise flowers surrounded by birds nests. The nests featured golf balls on a bed of green moss sculptured into the shape of a putting green. Awards for the event were handed out. First place winners were Mary Coddens, Bridget Funk, Geri Perkins and Judy Yenkole. In addition, the winner of the Longest Drive was awarded to Bridget Funk, and Closest To The Pin was won by Gwen Trautwein. Bridget Funk, Mary Coddens, Judy Yenkole and Geri Perkins Bridget Funk Gwen Trautwein Dunes Nifty NinersThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Nifty Niners event results Thursday, February 23, 1 net better ball of 4. 1st Bridget Funk 22 Mary Coddens Judy Yenkole Gerri Perkins 2nd Robin Cohan 26 Willie Winkler Aud Kunz Phyllis Koury 3rd Ann Levinsohn 27 Gay Nichols Maureen OBrien Pat Haggerty Congratulations to all the Winners. Dunes Mens GolfThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club announced the Mens Golf Association event results from Wednesday, February 22. Format: 2 Better Balls of 4 Front Nine Winners Richard Giangiorgi 46 Don Sikkema Bruce Nobel Tim ONeill Back Nine Winners Bob Rohl 56 Felix Cucuru Douglas Mallon Jack Czarnecki Total Score Winners Skip Jewett 108 Jack Strothman Dan Alton Michael Funk Congratulations to all the winners. Hole-In-OneOn February 23, Bob Rohl scored a 101-yard hole-in-one on the second hole at The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club. Rohl was using a gap wedge and Taylor Made Penta ball. Bill Hotchkiss and Felix Curcuru witnessed the shot. This is Rohls sixth hole-inone. PGA TipsPreparing For The First Round Of The Yearby Matt Oakley, PGA Golf ProfessionalMany of our island visitors come from northern climates where they cannot play golf in the winter like the lucky residents of Sanibel can. So, when they get down here on vacation they love to get in a round or two. Unfortunately, they havent played golf since last fall and that first round each spring can be a tough one for the body and the ego. Here are a few tips to get you ready to play golf while you are visiting: 1. The Day Before Try to get to the practice tee the day before that first round. Hit about 30 to 50 balls at most just to get the body loosened up and get those golf muscles awake again. Focus mostly on short wedge shots and then a few with the driver. Chip and putt a few before you go. This can be a very brief session. 2. The Day of the First Round Arrive early and stretch. Gently loosen your back, shoulders and legs. Go to the practice tee and hit about 30 balls at most. Use the clubs you hit the most during the round. Chip and putt for the last few minutes before tee time. During the round drink at least one bottle of water per 9 holes. It is much warmer and humid in Florida than up north and you will get dehydrated quickly in the heat. Avoid caffeine and alcohol while you play; they will both dehydrate you. Eat a small sandwich and fruit at the turn, at most. A heavy meal will sap your strength for the back 9. Lower your score expectations. Enjoy each shot for what it is, do your best and dont get too involved in the score. Its 80 degrees and sunny and you are playing golf. Your buddies back to home wish they were here. 3. The Next Day When you get up you may be sore, stretch a little to loosen up. A nice walk on the beach would help, too. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 25% OFF 25% OFF All In-Stock Solar Blankets All In-Stock Solar Blankets www.bannerpoolservice.com FL Lic. #CPC1457804 FL Lic. #CPC1457804STORE HOURS: M-F 9-4 SAT 10-1 SERVICE: MON-SAT 8-5 Stop by our store in Anchor Point 1633 Periwinkle Way


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ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 201215B Ding Darling, Doc Fords Tarpon Tournament Welcomes New SponsorDiversified Yacht Services (DYS) has joined forces with Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) and Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille for an inaugural tarpon tournament to take place on Saturday, May 5. DYS, which is opening a 60,000 square-feet boatyard facility north of the bridge to Fort Myers Beach this summer, will be a Presenting Sponsor with its donation of $5,000. Diversified Yacht Services is excited about the opportunity to help bring a tarpon tournament back to Fort Myers Beach and to support Ding Darlings mission of conservation and wildlife protection, said Ryan Levi, DYS chief operating officer. Registration for the tournament is now open. Forms and rules are available at www.dingdarlingsociety.org, or by calling 292-0566. Cost is $400 per team of four ($100 for extras), 100 percent of which will be distributed as tournament awards. The Captains Dinner will take place the evening previous to the tournament, on May 4, at Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille on Fort Myers Beach. The awards ceremony following the tournament will also take place there. Doc Fords, with locations on both Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach, is the tournaments title sponsor in support of the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge through DDWS. Other sponsors have been stepping up and include Gold Sponsor ($1,000) Dan Hahn Custom Builders and Silver Sponsor ($500) Sanibel Island Fishing Club. Its great to have Diversified join our list of sponsors, and it is our hope other individuals and businesses will join with them in supporting the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuges important work important to our wildlife and our economy, said Birgie Vertesch, DDWS executive director. Anyone interested in becoming a tournament sponsor should contact Vertesch at 292-0566 or director@dingdarlingsociety.org. Taz Papanikolaou, DYS general manager; Mark Marinello of Doc Fords, the tournaments title sponsor; Birgie Vertesch, DDWS executive director; Ryan Levi, DYS chief operating officer; and Gary Rolfe, DYS sales manager, attended the sponsorship check presentation at DYS Fort Myers Beach building site SPORTS QUIZ1. Name the last rookie manager before Don Mattingly of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2011 to beat the defending World Series champions on Opening Day. 2. Only two major-league teams since 1900 started a season 0-6 and made the playoffs. Name either one. 3. Name the last 11-win team to not make the NFL playoffs. 4. In 2011, Doc (1980) and Austin Rivers became the second father-son basketball duo to be named McDonalds All-Americans. Who was the rst? 5. When was the last time an NHL team won back-to-back Northeast Division titles? 6. Name the rst Major League Soccer team to win consecutive U.S. Open Cups? 7. In 2011, Joseph OBrien became the youngest jockey to win a Breeders Cup race. How old was he?1. The New York Yankees Lou Piniella, in 1986. 2. The 1974 Pittsburgh Pirates and the 1995 Cincinnati Reds. 3. The New England Patriots, in 2008. 4. Milt (1981) and Dajuan (2001) Wagner. 5. Never since the division was formed before the 1993-94 season. 6. Seattle Sounders FC won three consecutive Cups (2009-11). 7. Eighteen. ANSWERS Sanibel 8-Ball Pool LeagueBall Busters Move Into First PlaceBunts Ball Busters notched a victory over the Odd Balls 14-2 in a postponed match and then edged by Sanibel Caf 10-6 to move back into first place. In the Odd Ball match Terry Ricotta, Rich Ennis, and Bob Buntrock went undefeated. Against Sanibel Caf only Terry Ricotta posted a 4-0 score. Bathroom Magic pounded George & Wendys 11-5 to remain only two games behind the league leaders. Magics Joe Steamer shot the only 4-0 score for the winning team. Bathroom Magic plays the third place Odd Ball team next week and then completes the season against seventh place Chalk & Awe. Remaining matches for Bunts Ball Busters are against sixth place Sandycappers and fifth place Fresh Legion Crew. All matches are at American Legion Post 123 and start at 6 p.m. Spectators are welcome. Chalk & Awes Don Lee produced his second 4-0 victory of the season as he man-handled Odd Ball Matt Hall. His win put Chalk & Awe ahead by four games in the match but their next three shooters only managed to pick up another four wins and the match ended at an 8-8 tie. SANIBEL 8-BALL POOL LEAGUE 2012 Standings through February 27, 2012 StandingTeam Name WonLost FirstBunts Ball Busters 22480 SecondBathroom Magic 22282 ThirdOdd Balls 170134 FourthSanibel Caf 143161 FifthSandycappers 123165 SixthChalk & Awe 120168 SeventhFresh Legion Crew 113191 EighthGeorge & Wendys 85219 Bathroom Magic11George & Wendys5 Bunts Ball Busters10Sanibel Caf6 Odd Balls8Chalk & Awe8 Sandycappers*Fresh Legion Crew* Sandycappers vs Fresh Legion Crew (postponed) 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 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com CONGRATULATIONS Congratulations to Sanibel residents Dr. Toniann Conte of Conte Family Dental, Sharon Michie, Cottages to Castles, Dr. Linda Stevens of Stevens Family Chiropractic, for completing the 2012 Disney Princess Half Marathon at Walt Disney World on February 26. Dr. Conte will be running in the Boston Marathon on April 16. Dr. Toniann Conte, left, and Sharon Michie


ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 201216B Beachview Men Scramble From The Red White And Bluessubmitted by Jack TukeyOn Saturday February 25, the Beachview Men played a Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Scramble. Six shots are played from red tees, six from white and six from blue tees. Most of the men do not play from the blue tees except for this once-a-year time and never play from the red (as far as we know), so it is a different game. Each player in the foursome has to hit at least three drives and cannot follow himself until they are all on the green. The winning team of Dan the man (for his long drives) Keys, Joe (looking thinner) Barbieri, Dick the talker Chocol and Smiling Bill Blankenship turned in a low score of 65.2. In second place with a score of 67 were Fred Zimmer, Gene Mennen, Roger Cogswell, and Bill Sartoris. In third place, winning a scorecard playoff was the team of Skip Tutor, Bob Ritchlin, David Lewis, and Rene Lohser with a score of 67.5. On Tuesday, February 21, the men played a Four Person Variable Better Ball format. On par threes you count three best balls, par fours it is the two best balls and on par fives one best ball. The winners were Skip Tutor, Dick Arnould, Al Krause, and Bill Blankenship with a score of 111. In second with a score of 115 was the team of Bill Sartoris, Bill Stell, Jack Schmidt and a blind draw. Right behind for third with a score of 116 was the team of Rod Verblaauw, Jim Sauer, Rene Lohser, and Dick Waterhouse. February 21 winners: Skip Tutor, Bill Blankenship and Dick Arnould, (not pictured, Al Krause) February 25 winners: Dick Chocol, Joe Barbieri, Bill Blankenship and Dan Keys Second Golf Classic To Benefit Food BankGolfers in Southwest Florida are invited to participate in the second annual Harry Chapin Food Bank golf classic being held at Grandezza Golf and Country Club in Estero on Wednesday, May 9. The fourplayer scramble shotgun start begins at 1:30 p.m., with registration beginning at 12:30 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank.Golfers, sponsors at all levels, and silent auction items are all needed for the event. The $125 cost per player includes green fees with cart, awards, and dinner. Grandezza is a challenging course that will test golfers of every ability. Every dollar raised at this event enables the food bank to distribute $6 worth of food to those in need.If youre not a golfer, there are many ways to support this event without actually playing, including auction donations, volunteering, and a variety of sponsorships.Co-chairs of the golf classic are JoAnna Bradshaw and Nancy Klaas. To register for the classic, to obtain sponsorships, to donate silent auction items, or to be a volunteer, contact Chris Robinson at chrisrobinson@harrychapinfoodbank.org or go to www.harrychapinfoodbank.org for additional information. Wa-Ke Hatchee Park Presents Family Fun DayCome out to Wa-Ke Hatchee Park on Saturday, March 3 and enjoy their Family Fun Day with lots of free activities for everyone. Guests can arrive at 10 a.m. for their annual Arts & Crafts Show, with a wide variety of vendors on site until 3 p.m. The band Catalyst will be performing from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. In addition, a Car Cruise sponsored by the Gulf Coast Mustang Club will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. and will feature various cars, trucks and bikes. They will also have a free bounce house set up from 5 to 7 p.m. for the kids to enjoy. At 7 p.m., the last activity will be their annual Movie In The Park, featuring Yogi Bear, sponsored by Chick-Fil-A, Cypress Lake Plaza. Free popcorn will be sponsored by Lexington Country Club. A variety of food vendors will be available all day long. Admission to all activities are free. Please use the park entrance at 16760 Bass Road to access the event. There are still craft vendor spaces available. For more information about the event or to become a craft vendor, call Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center at 432-2154. 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


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ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 201218B Jim Colberts Pending Retirement Will Leave A Big Void In Pro Golfby Ed FrankAn icon of professional golf appears headed for retirement as 70-year-old Jim Colbert revealed at the recent Ace Group Classic that his competitive days are nearing the end. Colbert, who will turn 71 this month, has played in more than 500 Champions Tour events over the past two decades, including 18 of the 25 Ace Group Classics, more than any other golfer who competed here in the tournament. Adding to the 18 are three years he served as an ESPN analyst for the local event. Ill play in three or more tournaments this year and that will probably be it, Colbert said in an interview with The Island Sun and The River Weekly News. One of the more recognizable golfers on the senior circuit with his distinctive walk and floppy sun hat, Colbert will leave behind an impressive legacy of professional golf spanning 47 years. He turned professional in 1965 upon graduation from Kansas State University and has recorded 33 tournament victories, eight on the regular PGA Tour, 20 on the Champions Tour and five other senior victories. His earnings total more than $13 million, $11 of which came from the senior circuit golf. But when youve battled back problems, prostate cancer and knee injuries (he had knee replacement surgery this past year), and when it has become more and more difficult to compete, Colbert has decided that 2012 will be his tournament swan song. At the recent Ace Group Classic, he recorded scores of 75, 74 and 78 for a total of 227, 31 strokes higher than Kenny Perrys winning score. And he earned just $992 for the weekend, hardly enough to pay his caddy and his plane ticket from Palm Desert, California where he lives. The $992 is a far cry from Perrys $240,000 winning share. Colbert is one of only nine golfers who have played in more than 500 Champions Tour tournaments and he figures that all told he has competed in more than 1,000 over his nearly five decades of competitive golf. He believes that Miller Barber holds the Champions record of more than 600 tournaments, pointing out that in the early days of the tour as many as 39 tournaments were held annually. The fact is that there are few if any pros over 70 still regulars on the Champions Tour. Gary Player and Lee Trevino play on occasion, but few others. Player has competed 23 times in the Naples event, but did not play in the 2012 tournament. Asked what has driven him to play so long, Colbert was quick to say the love of the game. I enjoy the time alone on the practice tee fiddling with my game, he noted. Training and exercise are other factors that have enabled him to compete for decades. Colbert has long been an advocate of using magnets to alleviate pain. Serious lower back pain was alleviated through the use of magnets and he still uses magnets on both wrists. Its somewhat ironic that Colbert chose the Ace Group Classic, a tournament of which he has been so closely identified, to disclose his pending retirement. The local tournament has the second longest span in one metropolitan area of those on the 2012 schedule. Only the AT&T Tournament in San Antonio has been played longer in the same city. Like any professional sport, age becomes a factor in the competitiveness of any athlete. But the name Jim Colbert has been so closely identified with the game of golf both on the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour for so long, his departure will leave a void difficult to replace. Jim Colbert AUTHORIZED DEALER FOR CAESARSTONE QUARTZ SURFACE Main Show Room 2330 Palm Ridge Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957 in the Hungry Heron Plaza(239) 395-2525 Fax (239) 395-2373Serving Sanibel and Captiva Island for 34 yearsFREE ESTIMATESPRIORITY DEALER CARPETING flooring...carpet ceramic tile wood marble vinylPLANTATION SHUTTERS 2 weeks delivery Custom Upholstery FREEKitchen Sink with any Cambria Countertop Order Over 50 S/F COUNTERTOPS ... Cambria Quartz, Granite, Corian & Staron, Glass & Tile Backsplashes, Shower & Tub Replacement Interior Interior Painting Painting SALE SALE Limited Time Only Limited Time Only (CARPET SALE)TAKE 10% OFF CARPET ONLY WITH MIN. PURCHASE OF 300 SQ. FT. SALE STARTS JANUARY 1ST EXCLUDES ALL PREVIOUS SALES. Island Style InteriorsLicense #S3-12258 License #S3-11918 ALL ON SALEFurniture Accessories Window Treatments...Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or emailpress@islandsunnews.com


19B ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 2012 Ryan Answers Why He Resumed GM Role After Team Lost 99 Gamesby Ed FrankThe question is why? Why would you step back into an all-consuming, highpressure job a job you held for 13 years to return as general manager of a team that lost 99 games last season, worst in the American League? Because the owner asked me to, was the quick response from Terry Ryan, who resumed the GM job of the Minnesota Twins last November after a four-year absence. Whether you win 99 games or lose 99 games, baseball is always a challenge. The St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series last year and I guarantee you they face tough challenges this year, Ryan said. The likeable Ryan resumed the GM role on an interim basis when the Twins ownership fired Bill Smith, his successor, after the 2011 season disaster. Just as Ryan had remained as a senior adviser during his four-year sabbatical, Smith likewise remains with the Twins in an advisory role a trademark of Twins family-like operation. As the Twins began spring training last week, Ryan was upbeat and optimistic pointing out that we won a lot of games over the last 11 to 12 years. Those wins included four American League Central Division titles in his former GM reign during which time he was twice named Sporting News Executive of the Year. The bullpen is the No. 1 problem facing the Twins this year, Ryan said. The lack of an effective bullpen in 2011 was a major factor in last seasons collapse. We need some people to step up and we do have capable people, he said. We need Matt Capps to get back to where he was in 2010, he said of his closer. Glen Perkins, who Ryan said had a great year in 2011, is his set-up reliever, but the remainder of the bullpen slots are up for grabs. Although the Twins brought 33 pitchers to spring training in the hopes of finding the right bullpen mix, one hopeful, Joel Zumaya, was lost for the season just one day into spring training. The flame-throwing Zumaya, who has a long history of injuries, was signed to a one-year deal, but suffered a seasonending elbow injury after throwing just a few pitches. Health is Issue No. 2 for the Twins this year as the team topped the Majors last season with players on the disability list. Zumayas early flame out is certainly not a good omen for the Twins. Zumaya aside, Ryan said everyone reported here in good health, not the case a year ago. Former MVP and twice League Batting Champion, Joe Mauer, is healthy as is first-baseman Justin Morneau, another former MVP. Both missed major portions of last season to multiple injuries. With Mauer out for half the season, the catchers position was a major disappointment as both fill-ins batted less than .200. As a result, Ryan signed the veteran Ryan Doumit in the off-season in a $3 million deal. Doumit also can play the outfield and serve as designated hitter. Obviously finishing last in the AL Central last year leaves the 2012 Twins nowhere to go but up. But Ryan said the defending division champion Detroit Tigers will be the team to beat. Their signing of slugger Prince Fielder will likely make them even stronger, he said. Asked whether the Twins even considered going after Fielder, who signed a $214 million contract with the Tigers, Ryan pointed down the field and said, We have our first baseman. Morneau. Throughout baseball, Ryan is recognized as a shrewd evaluator of talent and one of the best deal makers. But these attributes will be tested to the fullest as he attempts to return the Twins to winning baseball. Everblades Face Uphill Playoff Battle The Florida Everblades enter the final month of the regular 2011-2012 season facing an uphill battle to reach post-season play. The local hockey team is home this week at Germain Arena for three games against the tough Kalamazoo Wings who are first is the ECHL North Division. Following the series opener Wednesday night, the Everblades face off against Kalamazoo Friday and Saturday nights. Florida lost two of three road games last weekend, splitting a pair against the Chicago Express and losing to the Cincinnati Cyclones. The Everblades began the week with a 27-23-6 season record (58 points) with just 16 games remaining in the season, nine at home and seven away. Terry Ryan Florida Estate Planning Workshop Complimentary Written Trust AnalysisBring your current documents to the workshop at 1:30 pm for a complimentary written analysisThursday, 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 FLOR IDA 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. 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From page 1BIts In The BagJo and Gene Hardy, Wanda Malone, Nancy and Dick McNeill, Edie and Brian McTernan, Gayle and Wayne Pence, Shirley and Joe Smaha, Jacqui and Howard Tooter, Shirley and Dan Valentine, Gerry and Rod Verblaauw, Patsy and Hubie Whitaker, Penny and Randy Wilkinson, and Blair Wyatt and Dennis Berry. Live auction donors include Congress Jewelers, Thistle Lodge, Leslie Adams and Katie Gardenia. Silent auction donors include Adrienne Cross, Adventures in Paradise, Aqua Beachwear, BIG ARTS, Blair Wyatt, Blue Giraffe, Cape Nails, Captiva Cruises, Cheeburger Cheeburger, Chips Sanibel Steak House, Cips Place, The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club, Eileen Fisher, Floral Artistry, Forever Green Ace Hardware, Fridays Child, George & Wendys Corner Grill, Gordon Coughlin, Heidi Halliday Ackley, Her Sports Closet, Il Cielo Itralian Restaurant, Il Tesoro Italian Restaurant, Island Book Nook, Island Cow, Island Girl Boutique, Island Inn, Jacaranda Restaurant, Katie Gardenia, Kay Casperson Life Style Spa and Boutique, KOR-Provisions for Island Living, Leather Connection, Lighthouse Caf, Lily & Co. Jewelers, Luc Century, Norris Home Furnishings, Matzaluna, Myra Roberts, Nannys Childrens Shoppe, Over Easy Cafe, Pandoras Box, Peach Republic, R.S Walsh Landscape Company, Inc. Sanctuary Golf Club, Sand Castle Gifts and Gourmet, Sanibel Day Spa, Sanibel Home Furnishings, Sanibel Island Book Store, Sanibel Olive Oil Company, Sanibel Resort Wear, Sanibel Tropical Wines, Shiny Objects, Stilwell Enterprises, Stone Crab & Twilight Restaurants, Suncatchers Dream, Susan Sadler, Synergy and Sanibel Soul, Timbers/Sanibel Grill, Toys Ahoy!, Traders Store & Caf, Traditions on the Beach, Tribeca Salon, West Wind Inn, Why Knot, Wilford & Lee, and William E. Wilson Goldsmith. Thanks to The Sanctuary Golf Club for their support, the island newspapers for their coverage, the many volunteers, the models and all the attendees. The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is located next to BIG ARTS at 950 Dunlop Road. It is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call 472-4648. Alan Hall June Bailey and Richard Johnson Anne Bailey Hagerty and Francis Bailey Connie Bukowick, Sally Duffy and Deb GleasonISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 201220B Emilie Alfino and Chelsea Kraft Dottie Miller and Jean Turney Jan Halliday and Sally Duffy Mary McLauglin, Alex Werner and Karen Storjohann Dorothy Donaldson, event chair Barbara Jones and Elise Hall Bill Bachman and Adrienne Cross Shirley Jewell and Nancy Strehlo


21B ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 2012 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 239.898.2928 Gail Garlinghouse Mary Buck Isabella Rasi Gayle Pence and Bailie Johnson


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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 MARCH 5, 2012ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Youre correct to want to help someone who seems to need assistance. But be careful that he or she isnt pulling the wool over those gorgeous Sheeps eyes. You need more facts. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your Bovine optimism will soon dispel the gloom cast by those naysayers and pessimists who still hover close by. Also, that good news you recently received is part of a fuller message to come. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Feeling jealous over a colleagues success drains the energy you need to meet your own challenges. Wish him or her well, and focus on what you need to do. Results start to show in midMarch. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Youre likely to feel somewhat Crabby these days, so watch what you say, or you could find yourself making lots of apologies. Your mood starts to brighten by the weekend. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your pride might still be hurting from those unflattering remarks someone made about you. But cheer up, youre about to prove once again why youre the Top Cat in whatever you do. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A misunderstanding with a co-worker could become a real problem unless its resolved soon. Allow a third party to come in and assess the situation without pressure or prejudice. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Call a family meeting to discuss the care of a loved one at this difficult time. Be careful not to let yourself be pushed into shouldering the full burden on your own. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) An upcoming decision could open the way to an exciting venture. However, there are some risks you should know about. Ask more questions before making a commitment. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Personal matters need your attention during the earlier part of the week. You can start to shift your focus to your workaday world by midweek. Friday brings news. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Youve been going at a hectic pace for quite a while. Its time now for some muchneeded rest and recreation to recharge those hardworking batteries. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) This is a good time to upgrade your current skills or consider getting into an entirely different training program so that you can be prepared for new career opportunities. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Keep a low profile in order to avoid being lured away from the job at hand. Focus on what has to be done, and do it. Therell be time later to enjoy fun with family and friends. BORN THIS WEEK: You can be a dreamer and a realist. You dream of what you would like to do, and then you face the reality of how to do it. On March 6, 1899, the Imperial Patent Office in Berlin registers Aspirin, the brand name for acetylsalicylic acid, on behalf of the German pharmaceutical company Friedrich Bayer & Co. In its primitive form, the active ingredient, salicin, was used for centuries in folk medicine. On March 10, 1902, in the case of Edison v. American Mutoscope Company, the U.S. Court of Appeals rules that despite his claims, Thomas Edison did not invent the movie camera. The court did, however, admit that Edison invented the sprocket system that moved perforated film through the movie camera. On March 9, 1913, English author Virginia Woolf delivers the manuscript of her first novel, The Voyage Out, to her publisher. In 1941, fearful for her own mental state and afraid of the coming world war, she filled her pockets with rocks and drowned herself. On March 7, 1923, the New Republic publishes Robert Frosts poem Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening. The poem begins with the famous line Whose woods these are, I think I know. Although Frost never graduated from a university, he had collected 44 honorary degrees before he died in 1963. On March 5, 1963, the Hula-Hoop, a hip-swiveling toy that became a huge fad across America when it was first marketed by Wham-O in 1958, is patented by the companys co-founder, Arthur Spud Melin. An estimated 25 million Hula-Hoops were sold in its first four months of production alone. On March 11, 1970, author Erle Stanley Gardner, creator of Perry Mason, dies. The crime-solving attorney Perry Mason appeared in numerous novels and became the star of a top-rated TV show starting in 1957. The show starred Raymond Burr as the titular hero and ran for nine years. On March 8, 1986, Mask, starring Eric Stoltz and Cher, opens in theaters. Cher, who had launched a serious acting career with her appearance in Robert Altmans film Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean in 1982, received the Best Actress prize at the Cannes Film Festival for her role in Mask. It was English philosopher Francis Bacon who made the following sage observation: The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses. Im sure youve seen photos of those picturesque covered bridges. It seems that they would have provided a welcome haven for people driving buggies caught out in the rain. You may be surprised to learn, though, that the bridges werent designed with a roof for the comfort of travelers. Being made of wood in an era before protective sealants, the bridges themselves needed to be protected from the elements. Most frogs lay their eggs in the water; that way, when the tadpoles hatch they are already in their element. The red-eyed tree frog, however, protects its eggs from aquatic predators by attaching its eggs to the underside of leaves that hang out over a body of water. Once the eggs hatch, the tadpoles fall into the water. The next time you travel to the United Kingdom, if you visit the university towns of Cambridge or Oxford, you should keep off the grass. Professors are the only ones allowed to walk on most of the green swards in those towns. In ancient Rome, it was widely believed that holding in gas could cause a person to catch a disease or become poisoned. This was such a concern to public health that Emperor Claudius went so far as to pass a law making it legal to fart at banquets. Have you ever known someone who keeps making the same error over and over again despite being corrected? The next time you run into this person, youll know what to call him or her: a mumpsimus. I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious. -Albert Einstein THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY


ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 201223B Isabella Rasi 239-246-47161101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 ENGEL & VLKERS List Local. Sell Global.Excellence in Real Estate A step above! International Client Base 600 Shops Worldwide Multi-Lingual Staff Your success is my aim. Portraits In Printby Jane Vos Hogg Pedal PowerIf bicycles were eligible for Medicare, Id almost be a card carrier. I think of myself as being part of the baby-boomer bike generation. Columbia Sport III, in the 1950s, were considered hot items. Sleek frame, thin tires, Sturmey-Archer three-speed gears. Snazzy thats how I used to describe myself. I know Im getting on in years. So what! I still believe Im wonderful... and so does my rider. Thirty years ago, she took me to her local bike store for a routine tune-up what she called seasonal road-readiness. Why bother? asked the man in charge. Itll cost at least fifty bucks and for just a little more I could sell you a new one. Chances are he didnt understand where she was coming from. I dont want a new bike. I love the one I have. Just clean up her chain, remove all her rust spots, put air in her tires, check out her foot brakes and were good to go. Seven years ago, I came to Sanibel. It was a wow of a trip down. I was strapped to the car roof and got to see almost 2,000 miles of America. And then best of all I met Gene Moyes, the bike man in Periwinkle Park. He was like a family doctor my family doctor. Never had to send me to a specialist he could fix any part of me that needed fixing. First off was my bell. It had lost its ring just was down to a feeble click. No surgery required, just routine shots of WD-40 prescribed. Gene, who lived long enough to celebrate his 90th birthday, died last year and my bell ring seems to have followed him. No matter. Now, my rider just yells passing left when necessary and it works just as well. A side-view mirror was another matter. Mine had fallen off years ago and it seems theyre not made anymore. But the fifth year I was in Sanibel, just in time for Christmas, Gene came to my corner, mirror and wrench in hand, and within minutes it had been installed. It took a bit of innertubing to make a collar for me because the clasp was too loose. But now its perfect. And then there were the baskets. Im a three-basket wheeling beauty now. I never had them up in the north. In Sanibel, my rider takes me grocery shopping regularly and to the Farmers Market, Noahs Ark and the library as well. And, of course, to the Senior Center, all equipped for her kayaking Tuesdays. Thats me with the folded yellow life vest in my front basket and a pair of paddles bungee corded at my rear being pedaled west along Periwinkle Way.continued on page 26B Open House Extravaganza Saturday and Sunday, March 3rd & 4th, 12 -3 pm St. Charles Harbour Yacht & Racquet Club. .Fort Myers Best Kept Secret At the end of Iona Road, and only minutes from Sanibel Island, sits a hidden treasure St. Charles Harbour.St. Charles is a gated community tucked along the shores of the Caloosahatchee River offering an impressive array of amenities normally found in much larger communities a marina, rst-class food and beverage facility, two Har Tru tennis courts and more. St. Charles Yacht Club is member of both Florida Council of Yacht Clubs (FCYC) and the Yachting Club of America. 15750 Waite Island DriveCasual Elegance describes this 5 bedroom, 6.5 bath home, that offers 200 of unobstructed river views. One of the best oor plans youll nd giving you wonderful views from almost every room. Gourmet kitchen, Butlers pantry, 2 laundry rooms, replace, and so much more. Very spacious pool area with outdoor kitchen plus a private shing pier. 4 Car Garage plus includes a 34 slip at Marina. Large property allows you to enjoy tremendous privacy. For more pic and info Text 330733 to 85377. Nancy Finch, REALTOR, John Naumann & Assoc., 239-822-782513870 Blenheim Trail RoadMizner inspired over 4,000 SF custom villa home on Gulf access canal lot. Dynamic 4/5 bedroom, 3.5 bath design features pool/ spa, 3-story foyer, gourmet kitchen, elevator, volume ceilings, and 8 ft. inside doors. This car collectors dream has an A/C 6-car garage, expandable to 10 cars. Club membership available. Debbie Ringdahl, 239-489-1100 ext. 108, VIP Realtors, Inc.15861 Turnbridge This exquisite Bud Lawrence designed home has it all,. Gourmet kitchen, breakfast room and bar joining family room with beautiful wood built-ins, replace and opening onto deck overlooking pool and boat dock. Two lifts, direct access in 5 min. Unsurpassed quality and meticulously maintained. Kay Mullins, Realtor, CNE, Direct: 239-273-6072, Fax: 239-6897646, Royal Shell Real Estate, Inc.13881 Blenheim Trail Road Welcome to our beautiful St. Charles home. Over 4,500 sq. ft. of living space that includes a magni cent den / study with working re place, home theatre room, lower and upper master suite, formal dining, plus and outdoor dining area. Our heated pool and screened deck area is in a very private preserve setting that offers an abundant view of our tropical birds and plant life. Well landscaped and well cared for, this is a property that offers the perfect family setting in one of the best kept secrets in south Florida. Make this part of your tour. Alex Nicodemi, BrokerAssociate, Coldwell Banker Residential, 239-810-231015930 Knightsbridge Court Entertainers dream, this luxurious courtyard home offers travertine marble oors, granite counters, wood burning replace, wine cellar, all high-end stainless appliances, and many other fabulous upgrades too numerous to mention. Our courtyard offer endless opportunities for the type of Florida living you would expect. Free owing heated pool, sun deck, out door living room which is all beautifully landscaped. This is a must see on your tour. Alex Nicodemi, Broker-Associate, Coldwell Banker Residential, 239-810-231015751 Waite Island DriveFabulous 1.2 acre estate with full view of the St Charles Harbour protected marina basin. Dock your boat on over 300 ft of deep water frontage in one of two 70ft plus boat slips. This elegant home with contemporary air features an extraordinary master suite with separate library and dressing/work out area. 4 separate suites make this a perfect home for visiting guests!! Diane M. Kerper, Broker, Turnkey Residential, 239-691-0025 (cell), 239-549-9100 (of ce)15721 Chat eld Dr.8300 Sq foot, 3 bedroom main level, 2 additional bedrooms in lower level, 5 baths, 3 car garage. Former London Bay Homes model, 3 story home with elevator, crown moldings, chair rail, granite throughout, formal living and dining rooms, executive of ce, gourmet kitchen open to family room, butlers pantry, 2 laundry rooms, 3 car garage with lots of storage capacity. Top level is the master retreat that includes a large bedroom, wet bar, spacious walk in closets, exercise room, storage/gift wrapping room, a steam room, and an observation deck. Lanai includes heated pool with elevated spa. Ground oor has 2 bedrooms and full bathroom, and in addition has potential for wine cellar, billiards room and more. Located in esteemed St Charles Harbor (prestigious yachting community in Ft Myers), minutes from boating in the gulf, world class beaches, golf courses and shopping. Patrick Quinn, Real Estate Investment Specialist, Direct 239-839-4835, E-Fax 239244-8919, Core Realty & Investments


ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 201224B School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, I think its very important for children to have arts education, but my wife does not. She wants to enroll our children in more of an academic boot camp-type charter school. I have heard that the arts help kids learn. Is this true? Jose P., Fort Myers Jose, There is ample evidence that the arts support learning across the curriculum. The National Endowment for the Arts and the U.S. Department of Education collected research on this topic about 10 years ago. Their report was based on an analysis of 62 studies of various categories of art ranging from dance, drama, music and visual arts, by nearly 100 researchers. It was the first to combine all the arts and make comparisons with academic achievement, performance on standardized tests, and improvements in social skills and student motivation. The study reported that, School children exposed to drama, music and dance may do a better job at mastering reading, writing and math than those who focus solely on academics. It also suggested arts education may be especially helpful to low income students and those in need of remedial instruction. The following academic and personal growth skills increased by various arts instruction include the teaching of drama that helps with understanding social relationships, complex issues and emotions; concentrated thought and story comprehension. Teaching music improves math achievement and proficiency, reading and cognitive development; boosts SAT verbal scores and skills for second-language learners. Dance instruction helps with creative thinking, originality, elaboration and flexibility; improves expressive skills, social tolerance, self-confidence, and persistence. Visual arts instruction improves content and organization of writing; promote sophisticated reading skills and interpretation of text, reasoning about scientific images and reading readiness.Instruction in multi-arts or combination of art forms helps with reading, verbal and math skills; improves the ability to collaborate and higher-order thinking skills.A more recent study in California has supported what was learned previously and with dramatic results. The Developing Reading Education with Arts Methods or DREAM led by California State University San Marcos and the San Diego County Office of Education, is in its third year of implementation and trains thirdand fourth-grade teachers to integrate the arts into their lessons and sends artists into the classroom to provide weekly coaching. By using everything from performance to puppetry, CSUSM faculty helped local elementary school teachers create lessons to boost reading, said CSUSM President Karen Haynes. In January 2012, officials announced their findings, including what they described as an astonishing 87-point average gain on the state standardized reading test for third graders in 2010-11. Thats more than three times the control group, said Patti Saraniero, the independent program evaluator hired by the county Office of Education to gather and analyze all the data, which is then reported to the Department of Education. And the lowest performing kids made the most dramatic gains. While there is no one magic cure to solve all the problems that schools face today, this data strongly suggests that the arts are a key element for increasing academic skills and learning. Heres a link to a very interesting article on this topic: www.edutopia.org/arts-music-curriculumchild-development. 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. TAX-CONSULTING & ACCOUNTING SERVICESServing the islands since 1978 Professional and Confidential Income Tax Preparation Individuals Corporations Estates & Trust Tax Consulting Tax Deferred Exchange International Taxation State Tax Forms (239) 472-5152 1619 Periwinkle Way, Suite 102, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 M.S.T. Kindergarten OrientationThe Sanibel School Kindergarten Orientation is Thursday, March 22 for children who will be five on or before September 1, and who plan to attend school in the fall. Orientation for students is at 9 a.m. and orientation for parents is at 6:30 p.m. the same day. Call registrar Donna Marks at the school at 472-1617 for more information. The Sanibel School is a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, located at 3840 Sanibel-Captiva Road.


25B ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 2012 Nothing is easy or simple these days is it? Turning on the television isnt simple anymore. Im still trying to figure out my Comcast Xfinity remote control and Ive had it a few years now! I cant seem to make an airline reservation without having to input all sorts of superfluous information, only to be told that Im getting a middle seat without paying any extra. And back in the day, I used to be able to replace the alternator in my car if I had to. Now I dont even know where under the hood that contraption might be. But we all crave simplicity. We all want to go back to the days when things were simpler. So its understandable when someone says, my estate plan is going to be simple. Who wants a complicated will or trust? No one does. And theres nothing wrong with that. Until, of course, you look at the situation. Then you have to ask yourself, Do I want it simple or do I want it right? I once had a client tell me that their estate plan should be simple when they were on their fourth marriage, had four children, two of whom were a product of the first, the second a product of the second and the third a product of the fourth. The kids were decades apart in age. Most of this fellows net worth was tied up in a closely held business, but he did have large retirement accounts that he wanted his spouse to benefit from and whatever was left at her death would be distributed to his children. And he owned an Italian villa that had been passed down through the generations in his family. Simple? Far from it! But it doesnt take that complicated of a situation to require an estate plan that needs something more than a simple will. Retirement accounts such as 401(k)s and IRAs are a perfect example of this. Consider the individual who has a significant portion of his net worth in an IRA. He wants his spouse to benefit from the IRA for the rest of her life, and he wants his children to receive whats left over after her death. He doesnt want his wife to be able to change the beneficiaries after he dies. That can become a big problem. Normally the man would name his wife as the outright beneficiary of the IRA account. Upon the mans death, his wife then takes the IRA account and rolls it over into her own name. Now it is her IRA account. Who he had on the account as his contingent beneficiary (his children) doesnt matter anymore. She needs to name both a primary and contingent beneficiary on her account.So suppose that she gets remarried. She might name her new spouse as the primary beneficiary of the IRA account. Do the children who were the formerly named beneficiaries have any recourse? No!What if she keeps his children on as her primary beneficiary and gets remarried without a nuptial agreement? Can her new spouse claim rights to the IRA account on her death even though the new spouse is not the named beneficiary? You betcha! So what are the alternatives? One alternative is to name a trust as the beneficiary of the IRA rather than the spouse herself. Are there any problems with that? Of course there are! First, the trust must meet five certain tax law requirements or else all of the income in the trust that hasnt been taxed yet will be taxed in the year following the original IRA owners death. That could result in the loss of 40 percent or more of the IRA account to taxes right off the bat. Assuming that the trust does qualify under the tax law for continued income tax deferral for the surviving spouses lifetime, there remains the problem of Required Minimum Distributions (RMD). The trust must withdraw an increasingly large percentage of the IRA each year. The RMDs will be larger than they were for the original owner because a trust beneficiary has a more aggressive withdrawal schedule. What this translates to is that if the surviving spouse lives a normal or longer life expectancy, even with the trust, the IRA may be totally consumed before her death and his children will get nothing. All of these issues must be considered when creating an estate plan with IRAs. And thats just one issue. Florida homestead presents similarly complicated scenarios, as will a variety of other types of assets that people commonly own. All of these issues can be addressed with a good result but more thought usually has to go into the planning to make it all work out. So like most things in our modern society, theres nothing simple about most peoples estate plans anymore. It really breaks down to, is the estate plan going to be simple, or is it going to be right? Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. 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ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 201226B 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 Bank Of The Islands Gives $100 To Sanibel LibraryJim Beth is the most recent winner of the We Love Our Islands promotion sponsored by Bank of the Islands. Beth 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 $100 from Bank of the Islands. This contribution marks $46,200 given to island non-profits through the banks We Love Our Islands program. Beth chose to direct the contribution to the Sanibel Public Library. Were so happy Jim chose the library for our donation, said Bank of the Islands vice president/Sanibel office manager Rob Lisenbee. Under Margaret Mohundros leadership, the library is a true community resource. Whether it is childrens reading programs, internet access, or the wonderful Authors Series, everything they do is first-rate. Jim Beth really helped us show how much we appreciate being your island bank. 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 and 14812 Captiva Drive on Captiva. Sanibel Public Library director Margaret Mohundro with Bank of the Islands Betsy Heizmann and Rob Lisenbee and winner Jim Beth From page 23BPedal PowerFive years ago, I thought it was all over for me. I had a major breakdown. My chain fell off, my gears locked and my front wheel froze in place. I couldnt even be walked home. Finally, a sympathetic trucker offered to give me a lift. Dr. Gene made a house call but said there was no way he could work on me there. Roofed-over to his place atop my riders car was the only option. Good old Gene. It took two days and a hasty hunt for missing pieces in his floor-toceiling, wall-to-wall well-stocked with parts shed and can you imagine it near new again for only $25. But, he cautioned. those gears are on their way out. My rider said Gears, schmears. Who needs them on nearly flat Sanibel? And she suggested, he just set them at one speed permanently... which explains why she seems to pedal a little harder than others on the path. Im due for a new seat soon, just as soon as someone figures out how to break the rusted-in-place condition of my connecting shaft. And if youd like to meet me, just check out all the racks in town. Im the never-chained-in-place golden beauty. Okay somewhat streaked with gray. Maltese Available For AdoptionMy name is Sammie and I am an adorabable 4-year-old, nine pound neutered male Maltese. My foster parents live on Sanibel and I am looking for a forever home. I am up to date on all my shots and housebroken. I love everyone and am cuddly and playful. I love walks, running into the waves on the beach, playing with my toys and even my bath. I am very healthy except I have dry eyes and will need eye drops every few hours during the day for the rest of my life, so I need someone who is home during the day. I enjoy being the center of attention and would like to be the only family pet. If you would like to meet me, please call my foster mom. I promise I will be a wonderful companion. Contact Pam at 472-1866 for more information. Sammie 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 might do best in a doggie 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 e Law O ce ofJanet M. Strickland, P.A.23 Years Experience Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning Probates & Estates Business & Corporate LawVisit Us Online at www.jmslawyer.com 472-3322 e Village 2340 Periwinkle Way Suite J-1 Sanibel, FL 33957(Located in the executive o ces behind the shops) Ft. Myers O ce Now Also Open, by Appt. Only


27B ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 2012 Mason Retires From San Cap Trust CompanyThe Sanibel Captiva Trust Company announced that Linda A. Mason is retiring as assistant vice president of administration/marketing the end of February. Mason joined the company in 2005 and has been responsible for all administrative duties that pertain to the daily operation as well as marketing. She has coordinated all of the seminars, marketing, vendors, presentations, mailing and special events, while answering all phone calls and greeting everyone that walks in the door of San Cap Trust. Over the years, Linda Mason has been instrumental in helping to create our culture of high-touch client care. Shes been with us almost since our inception, and she will be missed. We wish her retirement years to be filled with much happiness and adventure, said Terry Igo, president of the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. With retirement, Mason concludes an almost 40 year career as a professional office administrator having previously worked with Stauffer Chemical Corp, Control Data Corp and in the newspaper industry. Im mostly going to miss the people at San Cap Trust Company they have been so special, said Mason, but I am so looking forward to traveling with my husband, Joe, specifically in our RV so we can take along our beloved Havanese, Poppy. Joe and Linda have already been to 30 of the Florida State Parks and hope to visit all 108 within the next few years. Chip Lesch, co-chairman of SCTC, added, Linda elevated all of us with her high level of professionalism and infectious happiness no matter what the situation. We will miss her terribly, but wish her only the best on this new phase of her life. Mason has been an active volunteer for FISH, is a former board member of the Schoolhouse Theatre and hopes to become a docent for the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village. Asked why she wants to do even more for FISH, Linda explained, I love what they do they are so good to people on this island who might otherwise be forgotten. I love delivering meals for FISH, especially during the off-season when many of the volunteers are away. Al Hanser, founder, co-chairman and CEO stated, Linda was one of our first employees and has contributed not only to our growth, but also to the professional image that we have earned. Her contribution has been immense, in fact, in many aspects she is the face of the company. She is the first person that clients talk to, the first person they see and the last as they say good bye. Linda has represented us at so many events both in arranging them and attending them. She will be sorely missed and we will miss her husband, Joe, who built things for us and fixed whatever went wrong. They are a great team and have a wonderful family. All of us wish Linda and her family the very best. Linda and Joe have lived on Captiva and Sanibel full-time since 2003 and are blessed to have their two children along with a granddaughter, 14, and a new grandson living here as well. Linda Mason Social Security WorkshopUhler and Vertich Financial Planners will present Social Security Unlocked Tuesday, March 6 at 2 p.m. at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. The one-hour complimentary workshop will address when to begin collecting Social Security benefits, file-and-suspend options, strategies that can maximize benefits, the impact of inflation, and how taking Social Security early may affect ones family. Attendance is limited to allow for questions. Make reservations through the 24-hour reservation line at 424-9197. The workshop information will be particularly useful to members of the baby-boomer generation, which is approaching retirement, said firm Principal and Financial Planner Tom Uhler, one of the workshop facilitators. We provide easy-to-understand information designed to clear up confusion about Social Security issues. We have held similar sessions and found that having accurate knowledge lowers stress levels for those facing retirement, either in the near future or in several years. Scott Schatzle Tom Uhler Discover How to Nourish the Part of the Cell that Repairs and Regenerates, and is Responsible for Longevity. You Can NOW Add Quality Years to Your Life By Increasing Your Cellular Health!Learn how the disease of the mitochondria (the powerhouse of your cell) leads to: Dr. Gabbert will reveal a simple system thousands of individuals in 11 countries are using for reclaiming their health and vitality. These benefits are commonly experienced by using this powerful system: PRESENTER: Dr. Doug Gabbert, DC is an advocate of complementary medicine with over 28 years experience as a clinician, researcher and consultant in the nutraceutical industry, training medical doctors in using nutraceuticals. Besides being sought as national speaker for wellness, anti-aging and cellular regeneration, he is credited for bringing together cutting-edge technologies saving thousands of Americans from the high cost of todays healthcare. FREE To ALL Participants!!!Pelican Preserve Town Center Theater Room, 10561 Veneto Drive, Fort Myers Tuesday, March 6 at 7 pm. Arrive early. Seating is limited. For More Information Call: Dr. Fernandez, DOM at 813-298-9862


ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 201228B Miller Opens Full Service CPA Firm At Village ShopsMichael P. Miller has opened a full service CPA firm on Sanibel in The Village Shops. Services include taxes, bookkeeping, auditing, CFO services and small business/nonprofit consulting. Millers firm will provide a full range of services to individuals and businesses in Southwest Florida. Those services include individual income taxes, business taxes, bookkeeping, accounting, auditing, CFO services and small business/non-profit consulting. The firm specializes in services to small to medium size organizations including retail, commercial, non-profit, condo and homeowner associations, clubs and real estate related entities. Miller has spent the last eight years practicing in the CP+profession in the Fort Myers, Bonita, Naples and Sanibel communities.Prior to that, he was in the CPA practice in Wisconsin where he worked in large and small firms. Miller is committed to service to the community and is presently the chairelect of the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce, a member of Sanibel Kiwanis Club, former board member and treasurer for the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), a member of the audit committee for the Naples Zoo and, along with his wife Linda, volunteer for numerous charities. He is a licensed CPA in Florida and is also a licensed Community Association Manager. He has his undergraduate degree and his MEA from the University of Wisconsin. Linda Miller serves as the office manager and client relationship coordinator for the firm. The office for Michael P. Miller CPA, P.L. is located at The Village Shops, 2340 Periwinkle Way, Suite J-2. The firms website can be found at www. sanibelcaptivacpa.com. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Michael Miller, CPA Museum Adds New Marketing, PR ManagerDr. Jos H. Leal, director of The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, announced that John T. Suau has joined the museum as public relations and marketing manager. The Illinois native previously worked as executive director for the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums and as manager of meetings, professional education and diversity at the American Association of Museums before relocating to Florida to be closer to family in the Sarasota area. Suau has an extensive museum background (including stints in Italy and Spain) involving branding, marketing, public relation, fund-raising and program development. Suau has a bachelors degree in Industrial Design from the University of Iowa and a masters degree in Arts Administration from American University. He has also studied abroad and is fluent in Spanish and Italian. When hes not working, Suau, who plans to add windsurfing as a hobby, enjoys running, biking, swimming, lifting weights and spending time with his dog, George. John Suau will handle public relations and marketing for the Shell Museum Realtors Honored At CeremonyDuring its 2011 awards ceremony, VIP Realty Group awarded Mary Lou Bailey the 2011 Associate of the Year Award for Sanibel and Captiva. She was also awarded All Company Associate of the Year. In addition, the Karen Bell Team was awarded 2011 Team of the Year for Sanibel and Captiva.Also, Joel Goodman was awarded 2011 Rookie of the Year for Sanibel and Captiva.The awards ceremony was held on February 17 at The Forest Country Club in Fort Myers. Realtors from the Sanibel and Captiva, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach and Naples VIP Realty Group offices were in attendance. 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) CATS & DOGS Mary Lou Bailey Karen Bell Joel Goodman


ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 201229B Superior InteriorsDining In Styleby Marcia FeeneyYour probably think the dining room is the easiest of all rooms to furnish. Once you have your table and chairs, thats all there is to it! And while thats the biggest part of your overall dining room plan, its far from all. Its important to provide for the comfort of your guests, and the convenience of you, the host and or hostess. I have found that there is usually a big problem unique to this room. Any ideas what that might be? To me, as a decorator, its keeping the overall dcor of this room warm and inviting despite all the inevitable wood that usually ends up taking center stage. Providing a successful mix of wood dining room pieces along with window treatments, area rugs and lighting takes careful consideration and planning. Chairs alone are a far from simple choice. Massive ones take up too much space, so you must find well-designed chairs that are comfortable as well. Upholstered slipper chairs are a wonderful addition and mix well with any wood tones. Tables, too, come in all shapes and sizes. The size should fit both the room and your family, and, ideally, be designed for easy expansion. Round and oval dining room tables provide for an ease of conversation that most of my clients find very appealing. Also, expandable tables with drop leaves, built-in extensions, board inserts and the like are all practical. Todays designs take up little closed space, and can instantly be enlarged when guests are expected. Its also extremely easy and convenient to have silverware, linens and serving pieces stored right in the room. A sideboard, chest or armoire will give you the storage, and provide another wonderful decorative element. If your design style tends to lean toward the traditional, then draping your windows in luxurious side panels or even an elegant swag and jabot treatment, will help provide this room with another great focal point. Marcia Feeney is an interior decorator on Sanibel. She can be reached at marcia@decden.net. 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 After After Natasha, COA Before Insurance Tip Condo Flood Insurancesby Marge MeekWhat items are on the condominium master association flood policy? What is the unit owners responsibility? Federal requirements are quite clear and since the federal government writes all basic flood policies, there are few gray areas in this insurance law. Condo associations sometimes write specific items in their bi-laws, so there are two places to check when determining your flood coverage needs. Generally, the master policy is responsible for the roof, roof covering, exterior walls, insulation, studs, unfinished drywall, common area air conditioners, common area electrical and the like. In case of flooding the national flood insurance program also identifies permanently affixed items inside the unit, like appliances, cabinets, floor, wall and ceiling finishes. The flood program will insure only up to $250,000 per unit, which encompasses both the master policy as well as the unit owners policy. For this reason, many unit owners forego flood insurance, giving the responsibility for that coverage to the master association. It is common to think that because the unit is on the third or fourth floor, a flood is not likely. However, if the building is significantly damaged in a tidal surge and needs to be torn down and rebuilt, flood insurance is the policy that is going to respond. Be sure the association has flood insurance up to appraisers valuation or the maximum allowed and each unit owner needs to look at their personal property coverage along with knowing how their unit will be treated by the master association. Marge Meek is a local SanibelCaptiva insurance agent, who can be reached at mmeek@rosierinsurance. com. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 201230B 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, We moved around a lot because of my husbands job. We always quickly adjusted, made new friends and then moved to the next place. But now that we have retired, making friends is not so easy, and I miss having a female confidante. All I want is another gal to discuss my problems with, but this is very difficult and my husband is totally unable to comprehend female concerns. What would you suggest I do? Betty Sue Dear Betty Sue, Use the skills you developed earlier in your life! It may be harder now, but you developed your networking skills, were successful in the past and will be successful in the future. As far as your husband not understanding your concerns well, what can I say? That is a harder nut to crack! Pryce Dear Betty Sue, Making new friends gets increasingly more difficult as we age. Many seniors are isolated, have health problems and cannot travel around to clubs and other meeting places. Senior couples also have difficulty meeting other well functioning senior couples, but with perseverance and an element of luck, new friendships can be formed. As far as a female confidante is concerned, a lot of senior women will not discuss any of their problems with others and only if absolutely needed will they consult a family member or a professional. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces e-mail address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Firefighters To Perform At Fundraiserby Jeff LysiakThe Cincinnati Firefighters have returned to Southwest Florida and will return to the stage at the Lani Kai Resort on Fort Myers Beach in support of the 9th annual Pete Renner Foundation Fundraiser on Sunday, March 11. A variety of performers and entertainment will be there between noon and 11 p.m. as the foundation raises funds for this years special recipient, Emalynn Roberts, a three-year-old girl from Sarasota diagnosed with chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy. Every year, we heard about a child who is suffering, either from somebody with The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, social workers or friends of the foundation, said Tim Renner, president of the charitable organization. Our board of directors selects the child who is in need of assistance the most. Roberts, whose father James is a Sarasota County sheriffs deputy, suffers from chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy (CIP), which causes swelling of the nerves, irritation and loss of sensation in the extremities. As a result, Emalynn has lost some of her vision and hearing, and her balance is impacted. She and her family are expected to attend the fundraiser next weekend. In addition to the Cincinnati Firefighters, who stage an outrageous and sometimes raucous dance revue for several weeks during Spring Break at the Lani Kai, entertainment will be provided by comedian and event emcee Brian Hamilton as well as local bands Myth, DVS and 10,000 Views. There will also be drink specials throughout the day and a hog roast. Renner started the foundation shortly after his son Pete was diagnosed with a glioblastoma multiforme brain tumor in 2004. At the time, the youngster was given approximately one year to live. To assist with the cost of doctor visits, travel expenses, hospital and surgery costs, Tim organized a Poker Run which was supported by more than 1,200 people. Today, Pete is alive and well and cancer-free living in Lehigh Acres. His dad decided to keep running fundraisers, which have benefitted a different child in the Southwest Florida region each year. Its a way of giving back to the community after the community gave so much to my son, added Renner of the foundation. Every board member and person that helps put on these events are volunteers. No one receives a penny for their efforts and all of the money collected goes to the child and their family to help with medical bills. The fundraiser will be held at the Lani Kai Resort, 1400 Estero Boulevard in Fort Myers Beach. For more information, visit www.peterenner.net. A NIGHT FOR LIFE V A NIGHT FOR LIFE VDinner Show to Bene t ORGAN TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS ORGAN TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS OF SW FLORIDA, INC. OF SW FLORIDA, INC.Buffet Dinner Silent, Chinese & Live AuctionsMarch 26, 2012Broadway Palm Dinner Theater, Fort MyersTickets: $35 & $50 VIP seating Silent Auction begins 5:00 p.m. Buffet begins 5:30 p.m.For Tickets & Info: 239-768-1814www.organsupport.org501c3 NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Music by The Del Prados Comedy by BJ Odom Sanibel Patient Service Center (PSC)LAB TESTINGWe accept assignment for Medicare, Medicaid, and most Private Insurance Plans*No upfront fee for drawing of blood* *No appointments Necessary*239-472-8400Fax: 239-395-2466 We have MOVED to 2407 Periwinkle Way, Suite 3 Sanibel, FL 33957Hours: Monday Friday 7:30 am 3:30 pm Closed 12:00 pm 1:00 pmwww.hayeslab.comSend your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 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 deaRPharmacistCiticoline: Another Brain-Saving Supplementby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: On Facebook, you mentioned this supplement called Citicoline for memory, and it interests me because my mother has Alzheimers and my wife had a mild stroke. Would it help? JL, Newark, New Jersey I think so. Very few people have heard of Citicoline, which is sold as a dietary supplement known scientifically as Cytidine 5 diphosphocholine or CDP Choline. Citicoline could help many brain disorders. Researchers are currently evaluating its effect on stroke patients because of everything Im about to tell you, plus its ability to reduce free fatty acid build up which occurs at the site of the stroke; very hard to fix that with drugs, but citicoline might. Citicolines most beautiful feature is that it can help you make phospholipids, which encase every brain cell. Without a healthy cell membrane, your skull would hold one giant glob, and youd have the IQ of a worm, so anything that helps you make phospholipids, improves brain function. Citicoline donates choline to make two important phospholipids called phosphatidylcholine and phosphatidylserine. Both of those are sold over-thecounter, too. Citcoline also helps you make the memory molecule called acetylcholine. Low levels of acetylcholine and you might be told you have Alzheimers disease. To that end, citicoline blocks beta-amyloid deposition, another kink in the brain tied to Alzheimers disease. What about Parkinsons? In fact, citicoline slightly raises dopamine levels, giving more hope to those afflicted with Parkinsons disease. The effects of nourishing your brain with these brain-loving compounds cant be bad. In fact, I think after six weeks of supplementation (with either citicoline. phosphatidylserine or phosphatidylcholine), you might see improvement in memory, problem solving, mood, tremors, mental clarity and orientation. Im not promising, Im just thinking out loud and shining a flashlight into a dark room in case you have been told theres no more time or theres nothing more we can do for you. Citicoline may help stroke patients as I mentioned earlier. Stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability in the United States, and each year, about 795,000 people suffer one! Ask your neurologist to look up studies on pubmed that show cytidine 5 diphosphocholine to prevent neuronal cell death (brain decay), and increase sphingomyelin while simultaneously reducing the neurotoxin arachidonic acid. This is huge to a recovering person and hard to accomplish with medication alone. Early intervention is key. A 2006 study from Barcelona, Spain concluded Citicoline has also been shown to be effective in Parkinson disease, drug addictions and alcoholism, as well as in amblyopia and glaucoma. No serious side effects have occurred... The three supplements Ive shared today have promise for many of you. Some contain soy, a common allergen, so read labels carefully. Also, be patient, optimal effects take two or three months and most importantly, gain your physicians approval, especially if you take blood thinners, antihypertensives, psychostimulants or antidepressants. 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. Support GroupA support group specifically for families of nursing home and assisted living facility residents will meet on Tuesday, March 20 at 10 a.m. at the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, 10051 McGregor Blvd., Suite 101 in Fort Myers. The focus of this support group meeting is issues, concerns, and questions families face as they cope with placing a loved one in a long-term care facility. The group is open to all interested families of nursing home or assisted living residents at no charge. The Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, a United Way partner agency, provides informational, educational, and supportive assistance to individuals with Alzheimers disease and related disorders and their caregivers. For more information, call the Center at 437-3007. Indispensable Advice from Dr. Dave Get your copy of Dr. Daves Book at Sanibel Island Books and Gifts,1571 Periwinkle Way 472-5223 Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


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Wood Island Real Estate Inc. 239-850-9296 www.TeamSanibel.com NR 3/2 BM 3/2 LOT 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 3/2 CC 3/2 MARINER POINTE TOWNHOUSEUnfurnished-ground level; 2 BR 2-1/2 BA; 2 encl porches; Bay/Canal views; shing pier; Lease includes Cable TV, water, pest control, refuse collection. Boat dock lease available. No pets. Rate negotiable. 239-395-1786 NR 3/2 CC 3/9 PRIVATE ORCHID COLLECTIONFOR SALE Many rare species. ALL MUST GO! Sat., 3/3 from 10-4 3061 Poinciana Circle, SanibelNR 3/2 CC 3/2 GARAGE SALELots of toys, books, clothes (some adult, mostly children) and household items. Saturday, March 10 from 9am to 2pm at 5307 Lady nger Lake Drive on Sanibel Island.NR 3/2 CC 3/2 HUGE MUTLI-FAMILY YARD SALESATURDAY, MARCH 3 from 9 AM 1 PM KITTIWAKE CIRCLE (in the Dunes), Sanibel. Home/holiday decor, household items, tools, sport/exercise equipment, lots of treasures!NR 3/2 CC 3/2 GARAGE SALESat, March 3rd, 8 a.m. Hundreds of great items, high quality stuff, no junk. 1694 Bunting Lane, Gumbo Limbo, Sanibel (off Dixie Beach)NS 3/2 CC 3/2 ESTATE SALESaturday March 3, 8am 2pm, 1708 Sand Pebble Way, Sanibel. Appliances, furniture, boat, grill, clothes & lots of misc.NR 3/2 CC 3/2 READ ISLAND SUN ONLINE: IslandSunNews.comclick on Read the Sun SANIBEL, BEACH ACCESSAnnual rental, 2BR, 1 BA, 1/2 Duplex, near beach. Private laundry, dishwasher, unfurnished. No pets, non-smoker. PH 708-557-1083 NR 3/2 CC 3/9


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 MARCH 2, 201238B Pets Of The Week My name is Lee and I am a 1-year-old male hound mix, white with brown spots. Are you looking for an extreme pet? Im extremely handsome, extremely playful and would be extremely happy to focus all my attention on a loving family. In short, Im extremely charming! My adoption fee is $45 during Animal Services Find Your Lucky Charm adoption promotion (regularly $75) My name is Eric and I am a 5-year-old male brown tiger domestic short hair. Hey, Im super cute, inquisitive but not annoying, cuddly but not clingy. With all my charms, youll wonder how you ever got along without me. My adoption fee is $25 during Animal Services Find Your Lucky Charm adoption promotion (regularly $25) For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Eric ID# 528426 Lee ID# 528614 photos by squaredogphoto.com




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 Great Service... Great Dedication... Great Results!!! Great Service... Great Dedication... Great Results!!! Please stop by RE/MAX of the Islands and see Chuck Bergstrom for your Please stop by RE/MAX of the Islands and see Chuck Bergstrom for your FREE Island Map and Commemorative Edition Shell Fair Guide!!! FREE Island Map and Commemorative Edition Shell Fair Guide!!! ISLAND SUN MARCH 2, 201240B