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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: 03-09-2012
Frequency: weekly
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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
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (July 2, 1993)-
General Note: "Sanibel and Captiva Islands."
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MARCH SUNRISE/SUNSET: 6:44 6:34 6:43 6:34 7:42 7:35 7:41 7:35 7:40 7:36 7:39 7:36 7:38 7:37 VOL. 19, NO. 37 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA MARCH 9, 2012 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands Read Us Online at IslandSunNews.com A ASECTIONLive Screening Of Bolshoi BalletLe Corsaire, performed by the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, will screen live via satellite on Sanibel Sunday, March 11 at 11 a.m. at BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. Admission is $20. The ballet follows Medora, a young Greek girl, and Conrad, a dashing pirate, as they journey through a tapestry of dramatic events, culminating in a shipwreck considered continued on page 56 The Bolshois Le Corsaire photo by Mikhael LogvinovBay Street Brassworks Coming To BIG ARTSBay Street Brassworks will take the stage on Friday, March 16 at 8 p.m. in BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall, located at 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. One of the nations busiest brass ensembles, Bay Street Brassworks perform a wide variety of musical genres ranging from classical music to Dixieland jazz, show tunes, classic rock, swing, big band and everything in between. In addition to its extensive concert activities around the globe, the Brassworks released Brass On Fire in 2011. This album is a mixture of popular tunes like Sweet Georgia Brown, It Dont Mean a Thing If It Aint Got That Swing, Olympic Fanfare and Im Getting Sentimental Over You, as well as songs which show off their conservatory skills, like Mozarts Sonata in A. They will be playing music from Brass On Fire, including songs played on a 12 foot-long alphorn. Among its numerous awards, the Bay Street Brassworks received the Grand Prize at the New York Brass Conference International Brass Quintet Competition in 2003, and two career development grants from the Peabody Conservatory. Their performances have included opening ceremonies at National League baseball games and world continued on page 50 Bay Street BrassworksPianist Di Wu To Perform Di Wu will perform at the Sanibel Music Festival Tuesday, March 13 at 8 p.m. She began her professional career as a soloist with the Beijing Philharmonic at age 14. In 1999, she came to the United States to study at the Manhattan School of Music with Zenon Fishbein. She subsequently earned a Master of Music degree at Juilliard under Yoheved Kaplinsky and an Artist Diploma under the guidance of Joseph Kalichstein and Robert McDonald In 2009, she made her NY Alice Tully Hall recital debut as winner of Juilliards William Petsehek Piano Debut Recital Award; was named Artist of the Month by Musical America.com; was awarded a Vendome Virtuoso prize at Lisbons prestigious Vendome Competition; and won one of the coveted prizes at the 13th Van Cliburn International Competition. continued on page 50Lottery Win Prompts Early Retirementby Anne MitchellSanibel Public Works director Gates Castle is taking early retirement courtesy of a multi-million-dollar Florida Lottery win. City Manager Judie Zimomra announced Gates retirement last week without mentioning the reason. Castle, 60, told the Island Sun on Monday that the win was the reason for his decision to retire earlier than planned. He acknowledged the lottery win but did not want to discuss it further other than to say, will be staying around for a while. Castle was still on the job this week. His retirement will take effect April 1. He is one of two Lee County men to win top Florida lottery prizes the same day, March 1, according to lottery.com. The Florida Lottery announced that Castle, of Sanibel, claimed his share of the $7 million jackpot from the drawing held on February 22. Robert Conn, 84, of Matlacha, claimed continued on page 54 Sanibel Shell Fair co-chairs Ann Arnoff and Bill Schecker receive plaques for their years of service at the Shellabration Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. Arnoff has co-chaired the fair for 20 years, Schecker has co-chaired for seven years. New co-chairs for 2013 will be Susan and Tyler Schoenherr. Shell Fair Co-Chairs Honored Di Wu

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ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 20122 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 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 Lions Arts And Crafts FairOver 135 exhibitors from over 19 states will be participating in the Sanibel-Captiva Lions 29th annual Arts and Crafts Fair. The show will be held March 16 and 17 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The Community House. The fair will feature a variety of goods for sale including original paintings, basketry, wood carvings, sculptures, photography, jewelry, furniture, and clothing. Food and drink will be available throughout the show. There will be a raffle with over 75 prizes awarded; they include original artworks, cash, and gift certificates. Tickets are $2 each or $5 for a three-ticket pack. Vacation packages to Cancun and Sanibel will be up for bid in the silent auction, along with jewelry, art, and restaurant certificates. The suggested donation for admission is $5. Children under 12 are admitted free. Plenty of free parking will be available. Over 120 Lions members and volunteers will be working to make the fair 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 Lions Arts and Crafts Fair will be used to support Lions approved charities, especially those that aid the visually impaired. Advanced Life Support Updatesubmitted by Rich Dickerson, Fire Chief, Captiva Island Fire Control DistrictOne of the bonuses of being employed by the Captiva Island Fire Control District is the location. All of the employees and volunteer firefighters truly recognize the satisfaction of working at such a great location. That being said, we also recognize that injuries, illnesses and accidents do occur even in paradise. Due to the remote location of Captiva Island and the long transport times to a hospital emergency room, the Board of Commissioners felt that it was imperative to provide quality emergency medical care prior to an ambulance arrival. Lee County Emergency Medical Services (LCEMS) provides the Advanced Life Support (ALS) transport service and is considered one of the best in the nation. LCEMS has an ambulance stationed on Sanibel Island at the Palm Ridge Road headquarters of the Sanibel Fire & Rescue District. The Captiva Fire District recently took a major step in providing Emergency Medical Care for all of the residents and visitors to Captiva Island by providing ALS non-transport service. Each shift has at least one paramedic on duty at all times to provide advanced medical care. Most of the Fire Districts in Lee County provide ALS non-transport service. Since ALS implementation, the Captiva Fire District has responded to numerous emergency calls where Advanced Life Support care has been given. The Captiva Fire District paramedics had to pass a rigorous credentialing process administered by the Lee County Medical Director. The credentialing process involves a written, practical and oral exam. Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) are partnered with paramedics to perform many functions in support of the paramedics. All of the Captiva Fire Districts EMTs recently passed the credentialing test on their first attempt with the Lee Countys Medical Director, Dr. Joseph Lemmons. On another note, the Fire District is seeking volunteers to participate on our Structural Safety Inspection (SSI) team. The volunteers are a valuable resource in assisting the Fire District in the Damage Assessment phase of our operations after a hurricane has hit the island. Volunteers under the direction of the Fire District perform detailed analysis of the damage assessment to homes, businesses and the overall community. This valuable information is given to Lee County and the State Emergency Operations Center in determining our needs immediately following a hurricane. Please contact Captain Alan Dalemeter at 472-9494 if you are interested. Our next training session will be held on Monday, April 9.

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3 ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 2012 Captiva Community PanelThe Captiva Community Panel will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 13, at 9 a.m. in the Wakefield Room at Tween Waters Inn, 15951 Captiva Drive. This meeting is open to all interested islanders and the public. Among the agenda items: Updating the Lee Plans Captiva vision statement and policies. Land Development Code review update. A Captiva Erosion Prevention District update. A Hurricane Preparedness and Response Committee update. Other matters as necessary. Public participation is invited and encouraged. The next Captiva Community Panel meetings will be on April 10 and May 8. Information and background documents are available online at www.captivacommunitypanel.com. Rocks Civic Association Annual MeetingThe Rocks Civic Association, the oldest and largest civic association on Sanibel Island represents single family homeowners residing between the West Wind Inn westward to the end of West Gulf Drive, as well as Rabbit Road and including all branching subdivisions. The Rocks Board of Directors invites all of our current members and all newly joining members to our annual meeting at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church meeting room on Wednesday, March 21 at 1:00 p.m. A light lunch will be served starting at 1 p.m. followed by the meeting at 1:45 p.m. Our speaker this year will be Judie Zimomra, Sanibels City Manager. Judie plans to entertain questions at the end of her presentation. Please plan to attend and bring your questions, concerns, and neighbors to this social event. We ask you to especially encourage new residents to come and meet their neighbors. Call Jim Lynch at 395-2348 with any questions or for more information. LOGOS Kids Missions NightThe LOGOS kids at Sanibel Community Church will go All Around The World as they celebrate Missions Night on Wednesday, March 21. The group will even have a mission guest that evening and be cupstomping to the beat. For additional information about this mid-week family program, call Kathy Cramer at 472-2684. Economics TalkThe Community House presents another event in its Neighbor to Neighbor Series, this time featuring Anne Krueger, Sanibel resident and expert in world economics. Krueger travels the world lecturing and working with various countries and universities. She will use her common sense approach and share her thoughts on the economic concepts that are shaping our world on Friday, March 23 at 10 a.m. A question and answer session will follow. Krueger is a senior fellow of the Stanford Center for International Development and a professor of sciences and humanities in the economics department at Stanford University. She was the First deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund from 2001 to 2006. A recipient of numerous economic prizes and awards, she has published extensively on economic development, international trade and finance and economic policy reform. To make reservations call 472-2155. For more information about the Sanibel Community Associations programs and services, visit www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net or stop by at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way.

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ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 20124 Remembering Helen Moesubmitted by Andrew Stansell The Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education and its dedicated host committee members are working hard to make this years fundraising season its best ever. This years Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture Weekend honored the memory of past host committee member, center friend and long-time island resident Helen Moe. Moe was an advocate for the wild beauty found in nature. She was a devoted bird watcher, spending time in Sanibels JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge and other sanctuaries around the world. She was engaged with the natural world in a way that fostered reciprocity and care for the beauty and bounty of Earth. This concept is at the heart of the centers mission of working toward realizing the dream of a sustainable and peaceful future for Earth through scholarship, education, and action. Center director Peter Blaze Corcoran said, Helen provided me with valuable advice for years. The center was blessed to have her support and we are pleased to celebrate her memory. Contributions made in honor of Helen Moe will be matched up to a total of $10,000 through the Haffenreffer Challenge. Annual fundraising celebration hosts Peter and Mallory Haffenreffer have continued an annual tradition of energizing donor participation by matching donations to the center through their fundraising challenge. Contributions may be directed towards supporting one of the centers three initiatives. These include: Terry Tempest Williams Student Dialogue, an annual event engaging students and focusing on social justice and environmental issues. Greening of Florida Gulf Coast University, projects to elevate the environmental mission of FGCU. Earth Charter Education, including work with the Earth Charter Youth Initiative. The center extends its gratitude to the several Sanibel Island and Shell Point residents that have already given special gifts in honor of Helen Moe, and 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 Contributions can be sent to the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education at 10501 FGCU Boulevard South, Fort Myers, FL 339656565. For more information, e-mail cese@fgcu.edu, call 590-7166 or visit www.fgcu.edu/cese. Armand Ball and Helen Moe 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! Neighbor to Neighbor SeriesFriday, March 23 Economics Talk with Anne Krueger 10 amDoo-Wop NightMarch 28th, 6:30pm $25 members/$30 guestsCLASSESZumbaTuesday/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! Its Time to Renew your Membership Today $35 Individual, $65 Family, $100 Business (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! Do you have one of these?These new bumper stickers have green color to emphasize that almost 70% of Sanibel is conservation lands and a whimsical heart to signify our island lifestyle. The peel-off back has information about Sanibel that you may not know.They are available at: Baileys General Store Jerrys Foods MacIntosh Books Sanibel Recreation Center Suncatchers Dream Tuttles Sea Shell Shop IS Island Graphics of Sanibel LLC, 2011 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 Supplying the islands with ART and Fine Framing for over 10 years. Thank You to our loyal customers. 630 Tarpon Bay Rd(near the Over Easy Cafe) Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 10-4www.sanibelartandframe.com 239-395-1350

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5 ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 2012 META..... is Back with MORE!!!(Didgee too!)You are cordially invited to HELP CELEBRATE...The SANIBEL FITNESS by META. Inc.s Personal Training Studio New Grand Opening/Chamber Ribbon Cutting.What: THE BOLER BEAST THE BOLER BEAST multi station weight machine,(Generously donated by the John and Mary Jo Boler family and Il Cielo restaurant)Featuring:The TRX Suspension Training System and challenge your CORE!Experience:Sanibel Fitness by META, INC A Lifestyle enhancement studio... Come, experience the difference...!!! Wednesday, March 14, 2012 from 5:30PM to 7:00PMWhen:The NEW Studios state of the art upgrades with weight machine, strength work/TRX, and as always, Elite Pilates Equipment/Mat training,Where: All this with NO Crowds!!!Come, share and enjoy complimentary food, beverages and music with Meta & Dave! Committee Of The Islands Annual Meeting To Feature SFWMD OfficialThis years annual meeting of the Committee of the Islands will feature Daniel DeLisi of the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) as its keynote speaker. He will deliver a presentation titled How We Will Put The Caloosahatchee Estuaries Back On The Path To Recovery. The public is invited to the meeting, which will be held at The Community House at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 22. The Community House is located at 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Mr. DeLisi, who was appointed by Governor Scott to the SFWMD Governing Board in 2011, represents Lee, Collier, Hendry and Charlotte counties. He also serves as vice chair of the boards Project & Lands Committee. The SFWMD oversees the quality and distribution of water throughout south Florida. Its special relevance to Sanibel, particularly in recent years, concerns the flow of water from Lake Okeechobee and its impact on the quality of water in our coastal area. A graduate of Brandeis University, DeLisi also holds a Masters degree in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His professional and service affiliations include the following: Member, Estero Community Planning Panel Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Court Mediator Adjunct faculty member, Nova Southeastern University Member American Institute of Certified Planners Vice President/Principal of DeLisi Fitzgerald, Inc. Former member of Florida Impact Fee Review Task Force and the Lee County Planning Agency Coffee and rolls will be served at 9 a.m., with the meeting beginning at 9:30 a.m. After opening remarks and DeLisis keynote address, the audience will have an opportunity ask questions. There will then be a short break followed by a business meeting for members of the Committee of the Islands and election of members to its Board of Directors. The Committee of the Islands was founded in 1975 by those who helped incorporate Sanibel as an independent, self-governing city within Lee County. Guided by the mission of its founders, the committee seeks to ensure the continuity of good local government, to protect the environment, and to preserve the sanctuary character of our barrier island community. For further information, e-mail coti@coti.org or visit www.coti.org. Also, visit Committee of the Islands on Facebook. Daniel DeLisi Marian Denk Marian Denk phone: 239.395.9159 phone: 239.395.9159 cell: 630.532.4861 cell: 630.532.4861 Karen Whittemore Karen Whittemore phone: 317.339.3464 phone: 317.339.3464 Naples/Bonita Springs Naples/Bonita Springs Tickets: $100.00 per person Tickets: $100.00 per personBENEFITING THEJohn Kanzius Cancer Research FoundationYOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE, PLEASE JOIN USMARCH 25TH, 2012 3:00 TO 7:00 P.M. TRADERS RESTAURANT1551 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBELLIVE AUCTION & SILENT AUCTION OILS WATERCOLORS SCULPTURE JEWELRY GLASSAND MUCH MORE! For further information, to make a donation, or to purchase tickets For further information, to make a donation, or to purchase tickets please contact please contact MOAA To Hold March MeetingThe Lee Coast chapter of MOAA (Military Officers Association of America) will hold its March dinner meeting at the Crown Colony Golf and Country Club in Fort Myers on Monday, March 12 at 6 p.m. for cocktails and 6:45 p.m. for dinner. The guest speaker will be Captain Todd Schapler, USN, Deputy Chief of Current Operations, U.S. Central Command in Tampa. His topic will be current CENTCOM priorities. CENTCOM is Americas forward arm in the Middle East and Southwest Asia. Members should make their reservations through the chapter website at www.leecoastmoaa.org/. Former, retired or active duty uniformed officers who are interested in joining MOAA should contact Joe Smaha at 395-0776 for membership information. Send your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com

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ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 20126 FISH Volunteers And Community Partners Gather For Annual MeetingFISH (Friends In Service Here) had a large turnout for the annual meeting and volunteer appreciation lunch on February 28 at The Sanctuary Golf Club. More than 125 guests attended and heard about the expansion in client services, particularly over the past year when more than 28 United Way agencies helped Sanibel and Captiva clients. These programs, workshops and groups are making a significant difference in the lives of many island neighbors, thanks to the work of the 200-strong volunteer corps. They also learned that more than 62,000 pounds of food has been distributed to island families over the past year. Blanaid Colley, vice president, presented the 2011 revenue figures and explained the way in which this money has been spent. At last years meeting the FISH board made a commitment to try to achieve the goal for non-profits of spending 90 percent of its revenue on direct client support. In 2011, this goal was achieved. We were delighted we had such a good turnout at our annual meeting, said President Bill Fellows. As you will have seen from the presentation, the FISH organization has continued to grow and the annual meeting gives us an opportunity to talk about the new services we are offering as part of our social investment FISH is making in the community. It also gives us an opportunity to thank all of our volunteers for all the great work they do to make a difference in the lives of our clients. The meeting was also an occasion to formally thank a number of organizations who have partnered and supported FISH over the past year. Maggi Feiner, executive director, presented Community Partner Awards and Community Appreciation Awards to the following organizations and individuals: Baileys General Store; Billy Kirkland and Kirkland; Charitable Foundations of the Islands; Chuck Bergstrom; City of Sanibel; Dr. Lyle and Cookie Hotchkiss; Dr. Edward LaMotta; Ed and Lynn Ridlehoover; Joel Soobitsky, past board member; Lily & Co.; Nancy and Peter Bender; Reggie Mathai, Island Pharmacy; Sanibel Captiva Trust Company; SWFL Community Foundation; Teresa and Andrea Miller; Tom Uhler; United Way. Musical entertainment was provided by the BIG ARTS Community Chorus, directed by Steve Cramer. Gloria Hannan, Jason LaManna, Steve Cramer, Laurie LaManna, Jacque Cramer, Mame Byrne, Marilyn Harris and Liz Clark John Pryor, resource development director of FISH BIG ARTS Community Chorus Ellen Mack, Hazel and Ed Schuller, Lenora Hoffman, Bernadette Nachazel and Gloria Baker Tahitian Gardens, Sanibel 239-395-5353www.SynergySportswear.comLargest Selection in Southwest Florida Congregational Church Book SaleRookery Bookery will be open to the public on Sundays in March from 1 to 3 p.m. at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. The popular Recycled Book Sale is open to anyone looking for a good read at bargain prices. Included in the sale will be gently used books, DVDs, CDs, puzzles, games, jewelry and small gift items. Fiction is arranged alphabetically by author, and non-fiction by subject. The Recycled Book Sale is held in the Rookery Bookery on the churchs ground level, beyond the courtyard garden. Proceeds from the sale will benefit local non-profit agencies offering support for children and families. For additional information, call Sandy Simmons at 472-0497. 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 SanibelCaptiva Road.

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7 ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 2012 Menu, Auction Items Announced For Upcoming Land Sea Air EventSouth Seas Island Resort has planned a land, sea and air inspired menu for the second annual Land Sea Air event to be held this Saturday, March 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the 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, live music from The Danny Morgan Band, fire dancers, a live and a silent auction and more. 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. Menu items from the land, sea and air include whole roasted pig, grilled grouper and South Seas inspired jerk wings in addition to an array of other appetizers and beverages. The South Seas team has really gone out of their way 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. In addition to the live auction, Galloway said a silent auction has also been included in this years event. A sampling of items for the live and silent auction include a sea plane flight and fishing adventure in Key West, a custom jewelry and shelling package from Congress Jewelers, the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum and Captiva Cruises, a wine and cheese train experience in California, a world-class driving tour, artwork by Lucas Century, a Yankees vs. Red Sox game package at Yankees Stadium, a New Orleans Super Bowl Experience with airfare, hotel and two tickets to Super Bowl XLVII, pre-game hospitality and NFL Experience, sailing lessons, sporting events, theatre packages, hotel and golf packages and more. Sponsors of this years event include Northern Trust, Sam Galloway Ford Lincoln, Huff Insurance, TECO/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 and TOTI Media Inc. 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, celebrity chauffeur and more. According to organizers, the event will be capped at 100 couples. 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. CCMI has been refocusing its hunger-fighting efforts toward implementing sustainable customer-choice centered models for long-term hunger elimination. This re-examination of the traditional soup kitchen setting changes both the mindset of those who serve and those being served, as well as the physical spaces and delivery model created for the distribution of food. CCMIs Everyday Caf and Marketplace concept makes food more easily available to everyone in the community who is hungry. The market model also decreases the stigma associated with standing in line for a hot meal or groceries and reduces significant waste in the preselected grocery bag model. 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, added 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. For more information, call 332-7687 or visit www.ccmileecounty.com. Boca Grande seaplane Large sealife bracelet California wine and cheese train tour Jacoby Ellsbury slides in safely New Orleans will host Super Bowl XLVII in 2013 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

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INSIDE CITY HALL Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2012 Island Sun USPS 18: Bulk Rate permit paid for at Sanibel, Florida, 33957 Postmaster: Send change of address to Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957 Published every Friday for the people and visitors of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Distribution: 10,000 12,000 per week (seasonal). Mailed free to Sanibel and Captiva residents every Friday. Subscription prices: Third Class U.S. $50 one year, $25 six months (Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery). First Class U.S. $115 one year, six months $58 (Allow 3-5 days for delivery). Prices include state sales tax. Send subscription requests to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. The Island Sun will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 395-1213, or write to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. FAX number: (239) 395-2299. E-mail: press@islandsunnews.comRead Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.comContributing WritersKaren Bell Kimberley Berisford Don Brown Nick Brown Constance Clancy, ED.D. Suzy Cohen Marcia Feeney Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Shelley Greggs Bryan Hayes Dr. Dave Hepburn Craig R. Hersch Jane Vos Hogg 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 LysiakISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 20128 Neighbors Seek Fee Waiver Under New City Rulesby Anne MitchellRight on cue Tuesday, closely following Sanibel City Councils decision to draft a resolution to waive or reduce permit fees for after-the-fact variances under certain circumstances, neighbors Bob Smith and Mark Wlaz made their pitch. Smith and Wlaz live on Lindgren Boulevard. The neighbors share a walkway to their docks that was constructed without permits several owners ago and long before they purchased their homes. They said they had no inkling of a problem. At issue is a shared walkway that exceeds the required setbacks. They would like to keep it and say others in the community also use it and that to remove it would create a safety hazard and jeopardize the seawall. They said they were surprised to hear about the violation in a letter from city code enforcement. Wlaz said the cost of applying and hiring experts to fight for a variance would be a hardship. The fee for a variance application is $2,850 at present, but the city will soon lower it to $2,000. There was no warning from the city or our real estate agent, said Smith. Mayor Kevin Ruane, who had been approached by Smith and Wlaz on the issue, supported them. I dont know how much more due diligence you could do. This is the poster child of hardship, he told council. He did caution the applicants, however, that they would have to make their plea to the planning commission, which might think otherwise and deny the application. Ruane noted that Mike Valiquette, chairman of the Planning Commission, has said there are cases where people create their own hardship by not doing due diligence and in his opinion this would not qualify them for a waiver. City Attorney Ken Cuyler said if the Planning Commission denies, the applicants can appeal to council. There is a fee for appeals also. Under the new rules, soon to be enacted, council can decide such requests on a case-by-case basis without creating a precedent. The basis for the new resolution is that it is the citys best interests to encourage compliance. The city is also in the process of reducing other permitting fees. Dietrich Named To Metro BoardThe Sanibel City Council on Tuesday appointed Doug Dietrich as the islands representative on the citizen advisory committee to the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). Dietrich, a former business owner, received four votes while Ralph Sloan, a retired school superintendent, received one. CHR Is Moving In Right Direction, Says Chairmanby Anne MitchellThe board of Community Housing & Resources (CHR) has made an offer to one of two candidates who applied for the job of executive director. CHR has been without a director since December, when the then-director Nancy Fash-McHenry was terminated. Richard Johnson, board chairman, gave a CHR update to the City Council on Tuesday. He did not name the chosen applicant, saying an offer has been tendered and a press release will be issued when the hire is confirmed. He noted that the board met face to face with the candidates last week and both were very strong. Johnson further reported that CHR has paid off all but one 90-day past due bills. The one outstanding is on a monthly payment plan.Several board vacancies have been filled, Johnson said. Some citizens have stepped forward It has taken some time but we have (filled the vacancies with) specific skill sets. We are excited about that.Johnson also noted that there have been significant sales of limited equity ownership properties. Summing up, he said, I think we have got this ship turned around in the right direction and moving in a very positive manner. Council Nixes Stop Signs For Atlanta PlazaAfter city staffers met with some of the residents of Atlanta Plaza to determine whether the unpaved road merited the addition of stops signs, Sanibel Public Works Director Gates Castle says it does not and he doesnt not recommend it. Castle told the City Council on Tuesday that he prefers to work with residents on a solution to what neighbors say is a safety hazard because many children, pedestrians and cyclists use the road and even a 30 mph speed limit is too fast. Bill Keeney, speaking for some of the residents, last month presented council a petition of 40 names asking for five stop signs on the mile-long unpaved road. Despite Keeneys plea for a trial period with stop signs, council voted unanimously to let Castle work on the issue. Sign pollution is something we dont do, remarked Mayor Kevin Ruane, adding that he wants a solution that helps both the residents and the city. Council Begins Work On EARby Anne MitchellThe concept may sound bureaucratic and, to some, a cause for eyes to glaze over. The state-mandated continued on page 54

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9 ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 2012 Writing On The Wall Becomes Church MemorialMembers of the Sanibel Community Church had their first opportunity to enter the new sanctuary being constructed at 1740 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. 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 630seat 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. All are welcome. For more information on the expansion and ministry programs visit the web at www.sanibelchurch.org or call 472-2684. Dr. Daryl Donovan serves as senior pastor. A young member of the church shares her thoughts Anders Blycker leaving his message photos by Kristen Donovan precious and few...Captiva Island, Florida (across from The Bubble Room Restaurant) (239) 472-8442Open Daily 11:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Including SundaysTHE FUTURE HAS AN ANCIENT HEARTAntique Diamond and Estate Jewelry American PaintingsTIFFANY ~ GALLE ~ ROOKWOOD ~ PERIOD BRONZES ~ STERLING SILVER ~ ART NOUVEAU ~ ART DECOALBERT MEADOW ANTIQUESSend your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com 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 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!

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ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 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 DriessenIsrael Fest Date, Venue ChangeThe date for Israel Fest has been moved to Sunday, April 22 and the venue has been changed to the Jewish Federation Building, at 9701 Commerce Center Court in Fort Myers, located off Bass Road and Summerlin Road near the Lexington Country Club. Israel Fest will be held from 12:30 to 4 p.m. and the entrance fee will be $2 for ages 13 and over. For additional information, contact Ted Epstein at 249-0699 or LChayim18@ comcast.net. Safe Driving ClassThe final AARP Safe Driving class on Sanibel for this season will take place Thursdays, March 15 and 22. The times are 1 to 4 p.m. and both classes are necessary to complete the six-hour course. Classes are held in the Center4Life building on Library Way, Sanibel. Cost is $14 with a $2 discount for AARP members. Drivers, 50 and over, registered in Florida and most other states can receive a discount on their auto insurance. More important, the driving strategies and skills may save your life and the lives of others. Pre-registration is necessary. Call Ed VanderHey, 472-3623. Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road239.395.1464 Sanibel Island To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Temple Bat Yam To Celebrate PassoverEvery year Jews around the world celebrate Passover to commemorate the exodus of the children of Israel from Egyptian slavery as described in the Hebrew Scriptures (often referred to as the Old Testament). It is considered a pilgrim festival and has historical and agricultural significance celebrated by Reform Jews for seven days, in the spring during harvest time. The Bible describes the10 plagues that God was said to cause to punish the Egyptians when the pharaoh refused to set the Jews free. The last of these was the slaughter of the Egyptian first born children. In order for the Jews to be exempt from this plague, they were instructed to mark their doorposts and lintels with the blood of a Pascal Lamb so that the Angel of Death would pass over the Jewish households. The story of this saga in ancient Egypt is read annually at the Seder table so that all Jews today are to consider that they, too, were part of that exodus out of Egypt led by Moses. Bat Yams Passover Seder this year will take place on April 6, the first night of Passover, in the Fellowship Hall of the Sanibel Congregational Church at 6 p.m. A traditional Passover meal will be catered by Baileys, which will be providing both food and service, supplemented by desserts prepared by Bat Yams own master bakers. Guests may bring their own personal Seder plates, matzoh covers, wine and any other traditional table items that will offer a home-like ambience. The cost is $36 for Bat Yam members and immediate family guests, $46 for non-member guests, and $25 for children 10 and under. Reservations can be made with checks given to members of the Seder Committee: Miriam Bailey, Nancy Greenberg and Norma Kohn, or mailed to: Norma Kohn, 3215 West Gulf Drive, #A202, Sanibel, FL 33957, phone 4725158 Indicate the number of people in your party and any seating requests. Tables will seat up to eight to nine people. Seating is limited. Depiction of Israels Escape from Egypt

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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 AMERICAKaren Bell Dan Schuyler Lily, Angel & Gracie Ka r e D an L i ly Make your day complete with a visit to the most pupular couture jewelry gallery on Sanibel, Lily & Co. Discover fashionable jewelry from world-class designers, one-of-a-kind pearls, certied diamonds and a dazzling selection of gold, silver, gems, and ne watches. Were also a shoppers paradise for exquisite giftware and artistic creations. BRIDAL Uneek Martin Flyer Beny Sofer Precision Set Goldstein Julius Klein Benchmark DESIGNER JEWELRY Charles Krypell S&R Kabana Charles Garnier Breuning H Weiss Alexis Barbeau Royal Pearl Frederic Sage Steven Douglas James Breski Villa Corra Belle toile Denny Wong The Touch KC Designs Gurhan Doves Raymond Hak w ith a visit to the most ga ll ery on Sani b e l n able je welr y f rom e -o f -a-kind p earls, d azzlin g selection o f e watches. Were also x quisite gi f tware and Drive by and see why Lily is Leader of the pack. JEWELRY GALLERY TIME PIECES Rolex Bertolucci Michele Elysee Chelsea Clocks Cartier Omega Panerai Breitling GIFTWARE Stuart Ableman Robert Held Luc Century McDermott Mariposa Jere Wright Franz ART Alan S. Maltz Eleanor Ward Myra Roberts Diane Fugit Lacy McClary Gr G acie 11 ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 2012

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ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 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 22, 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. JOHN JOSEPH GRIESBAUMJohn Joseph Griesbaum of Sanibel passed away on February 27, 2012 at HealthPark Medical Center, Fort Myers at the age of 78. John was born and raised in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. He attended St. Peters Parochial School and graduated from Beaver Dam High School, after which he joined the marine corps for three years. After his marriage to Donna Lou Helms, and his discharge from the corps, he attended the University of Wisconsin receiving a bachelor and masters degree in city, urban, and regional planning. His first job was city planning director of Newark, Delaware. He moved on from there to planning director of Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee. Johns career then proceeded to selfemployment in real estate development in Memphis until his retirement to Sanibel. John would describe himself as a skeptic whose entire life was crammed with good luck. Being stationed in the marine corps in Hawaii was only part of it. John loved golf, music and his friends. He loved to have intellectual discussions with anyone who would take the opposite side. He was known to be a warm, easygoing and unique person who enjoyed every minute of his life. John is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Donna L. Griesbaum, two daughters, Susan Cortner (Parker), of Memphis, Tennessee, Jennifer Griesbaum (Michael Metzger) of Dallas, Texas, and three grandchildren, Jonathan Cortner, Paige Cortner and Emerson Metzger. He also leaves a sister, Joan Friedel (James) of Wild Rose, Wisconsin and a brother, James Griesbaum (Donna) of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. Expressions of sympathy can be made in the form of contributions to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at www. lls.org. OBITUARY CommunityThrift Stor e CommunityThrift Stor e Miners Plazaat the corner of McGregor Blvd. & GladiolusFurniture Clothing Housewares Art/Antiques Appliances Building Supplies Collectibles225-6529in the old Kiwanis thrift store location, next to Planet Fitness Womens Clothing(excluding boutique)Only$1During March 50%OffMugs & BooksDuring MarchOpen Tuesday through Saturday from 9amto4pm 15501 Old McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33908Lucky MarchSAVINGS 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

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13 ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 2012 Sanibel Neighbors Club Donates To FISHIn their first month, the new Sanibel Neighbors Club has already presented a non-profit organization with a donation check. FISH (Friends in Service Here) of Sanibel was the very first recipient of donations made from the Neighbors Club members joining fees. Jason LaManna and Jeremy Kane from Sanibel Neighbors Club presented the $200 check to FISH Executive Director Maggi Feiner and President Bill Fellows. LaManna, partner of Sanibel Neighbors Club, said, We are delighted to be donating our very first check to FISH. They are a well-respected and hard-working organization on the islands and deserve the help our members are able to give. FISH is the organization that assists Sanibel and Captiva islanders with a wide range of services including daily hot meals program, emergency financial assistance, food pantry, in-home visitation and much more. This is just the first check of many that will be donated to various non-profits by the Sanibel Neighbors Club and it is all thanks to the members, added LaManna. SNC donates $5 of the $15 annual fee that each member pays goes towards a local non-profit of the members choosing. In this case, the lucky non-profit recipient was FISH. More than 35 island businesses have already signed up to be a part of the Sanibel Neighbors Club. The Sanibel Neighbors Club (SNC) goal is to support local businesses, while providing great benefits to those who live and work here. The club also supports the local non-profits and service organizations by donating a portion of new membership fees. SNCs motto is Live Local, Give Local, Buy Local! Sanibel Neighbors Club is currently open for memberships. If you would like to join Sanibel Neighbors Club, visit www.SanibelNeighborsClub.com or stop into Hillgate Communications, located in the Baileys Center at 2451 Periwinkle Way. When joining, dont forget to nominate FISH as your non-profit. Good Sleep TalkAre you waking up in the morning feeling tired? Do you wake up frequently during the night? As we age, normal physiological changes interrupt our sleep cycle. Without the proper amount of sleep, chronic conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and depression can actually worsen. On Thursday, March 15 at 1 p.m. in the Parish Hall of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 2304 Periwinkle Way, Carol Clark, EdD, GNP, will talk about medical and complementary medicine strategies to improve sleep and overall wellness. This discussion is free and open to the public. For further information, call Roberta Heller, parish nurse, at 472-2173. Jason LaManna, Maggi Feiner, Jeremy Kane and Bill Fellows commemorate the first SNC donation check 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! Family Night Concert On The Porch At Sanibel Community ChurchThis Sunday, March 11 will be a night of fun, food, fellowship and contemporary gospel music led by one of our own local bands, We The Culprits. The fun starts at 6 p.m. with free hot dogs, chips and sodas for the whole family. There will also be door prizes and a humorous skit. We The Culprits, featuring lead guitarist Luis Quintero, formerly a teller at Bank of the Islands, will lead an evening of worship songs under the stars from the porch of the family life center. Bring a friend and bring a lawn chair for an unforgettable evening. A love offering will be received for the band. Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way (next to Jerrys Market). For more information, visit www.sanibelchurch.com or call 472-2684. We The Culprits To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213

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ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 201214 Sharing ParadiseIs driving in paradise driving you crazy? Does it feel as though 400 houseguests have suddenly arrived? Resident or visitor, is paradise lost when youre waiting in line for over an hour at your favorite restaurant? Paradise is more than palm trees, great restaurants and shells on the beach; it is a state of mind. If paradise is defined as peace, harmony and prosperity, how do we cultivate these qualities of contentment in the midst of the hurried and crowded season? The key is bodymind practice. Bodymind practice is defined here as learning to develop the dialogue between mind and body, bringing new resources to clarify and resolve internal and external conflicts, cope with difficult experiences and create a vital and balanced life. Neurologically we can become hyper-stimulated when our environment changes, as it does in the busy season, and we feel as though there is nothing we can do. When sensory input increases, we may not even be aware of it. Whether it is sound, sight, smell or touch, our nervous system gets us ready for action (i.e. fight or flight.) Meanwhile, we are stuck trying to turn left onto Periwinkle Way, gripping the wheel, with nowhere to effectively expend the energy that has been mobilized. The resulting cascade of chemicals create an internal environment that can be experienced as frustration, anger or anxiety. This activation can be dissipated through action (effective or ineffective, appropriate or inappropriate) or through a variety of calming methods: Take a deep breath The simple activity of slowing and deepening the breath will elicit a calmer state by slowing the heart rate. Practice sighing. (This may look silly but is less ridiculous and infinitely healthier than rolling down the window and screaming like a mad person.) Give thanks Biofeedback research has documented that using our mind to recall that for which we are grateful allows our heart rhythm to become regular and more ready to adapt to constantly changing demands. In contrast, the experience of frustration or anger results in an erratic heart rate rhythm and the variability of the heart rate is reduced. Return to the present By bringing our focus to our surroundings and registering details we can stay in the current moment. This affords us a neutral perspective as opposed to getting caught in a negative interpretation of the situation. Track sensation Bringing into awareness your bodily experience is another way of being present in the moment. Sensation always happens in the now. For instance, notice that your shoulders are tight and actively relax. Notice that you may feel stuck in traffic, but every road is filled with beauty. Breathe in the beauty. Employ the power of the imagination We can use our mind to deliberately create a positive fantasy instead of imaging a catastrophe. For example, have a conversation with a hibiscus or sing a duet with a cardinal. Empathize and identify Seeing those around us as not like us or as people who are preventing us from having what we want activates the flight or fight response. Instead, if we realize the person next to us is also at a standstill on Periwinkle, we can relax, make eyecontact and even smile. Instead of being angry at the wait person who does not get us our drink quickly enough, we can look her/him in the eye when we are finally served and say Thanks for working so hard. Why breath? Why heart? Why gratitude? Why creativity? Besides the above reasons, access to the bodymind tools are present all the time. These methods are not just pleasant (Woo-woo!) ideas. They are research based on an understanding of our nervous system, how our heart, brain and whole body responds negatively to chronic stress even in the paradise of Sanibel Island. Contentment is related to our ability to stay flexible and adapt to situations as they arise. The source of contentment is within ourselves and can be cultivated. The dialogue between body and mind that is at the center of these methods, allows us to bring paradise with us no matter where we travel. Psychotherapists Holly Maiz and Gini Jones bring different but complementary perspectives to their workshops. Before their psychotherapist training, Maiz was a dancer and Jones was a biology teacher. Holly is a body/mind psychotherapist with specialties in somatic (body) psychology and optimal aging. As a health coach, she is certified in Yoga, QiGong and Pilates. On Sanibel, she works with groups and individuals. Gini (Virginia) is a licensed clinical psychologist with specialties in health psychology, anxiety and panic disorders. Also trained as a biofeedback therapist, she is in private practice on Sanibel. Together, they bring a well-rounded knowledgeable view of your biology and psychology to help you make successful life-style changes. Maiz and Jones will be presenting the next Wednesday Wisdom seminar entitled Coming Home: Reclaiming Life at The Community House on April 11 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Call Holly at 8981047 or Gini at 699-4545 or visit their website (www.SecretSignals.net) for more information. Scott Featured At CML Cultural FestOn Wednesday, March 14, Svea Scott a direct descendant of Captivas Dickey family will show photographs and relay lively tales about the Dickeys and how people lived on Captiva Island BC (Before The Causeway). Scotts presentation will begin at 4:30 p.m. as part of the Captiva Memorial Librarys Cultural Fest. Scrapbooks created by Scott to commemorate the Dickey family and other early island residents are currently on display at the Captiva Memorial Library. Support for this program is provided by the Captiva Memorial Library Board and the Captiva Civic Association. For more information on Captiva Memorial Library Cultural Fest programs, call 5334890. Holly Maiz and Gini Jones Sanibel Captiva Art Leagues Clothesline SaleThe annual Clothesline Art Show held by the Sanibel-Cptiva Art League will take place on Sunday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Community House, Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.. Visitors check out the artwork displayed on clotheslines at last years sale Mon-Fri 9 am 4 pm Sat 9 am 3 pm(at the East End)455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel395-3455 NEW FASHION ARRIVALS DAILY Unique Clothing for the well dressed Island Girl & Island Woman Size 2 3X WE NOW OFFER STERLING SILVER JEWELRY Sterling Silver Polishing Available 14K and 18K Platinum, Custom Design, Watch Batteries and Bands Buying GoldOn Sanibel For Over 20 Years! Mon-Fri 9 am 4 pm Sat 9 am 3 pm(at the East End)455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel472-5544 To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213

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15 ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 2012 Tahitian Gardens 1975-2019 periwinkle wayShopOnSanibel.com 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 The Cross Of The Messiah At Captivas Chapel By The SeaChapel By The Sea on Captiva will host a series of Lenten studies on the Wednesdays in March at 3 p.m. in the Chapel Yard. The theme of the series is The Cross of the Messiah. The remaining sessions are as follows: March 14 at 3 p.m. The Cross as Gods Ransom March 21 at 3 p.m. The Cross as Gods Substitution March 28 at 3 p.m. The Cross as Gods Role Model In addition, the Chapel will have special services on: April 1 (Palm Sunday) Service at 11 a.m. April 5 (Maundy Thursday) Communion at 6 p.m. April 6 (Good Friday) Passion Story at noon. April 8 (Easter) The Resurrection at 11 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Tom Nyman at 472-1646 or 651-747-7504. To advertise in The Island Sun call 395-1213

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ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 201216 $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 9 15 Ad Effective March 9 15 Venice Venice Panini Panini $ $ 5. 5. 99 99 Feature Feature of the Week of the Week Sunset Salsa Sunset Salsa Variety of Variety of Flavors Flavors 15 oz. 15 oz. $ $ 3. 3. 99 99 Asparagus Asparagus White & Green White & Green $ $ 2. 2. 99 99 a bunch a bunch $ $ 19. 19. 99 99 Orchids Orchids Corona Extra Corona Extra & Corona Light & Corona Light $ $ 14. 14. 99 99 12 packs 12 packs Safety First, Style Second Three ladies show off their self-decorated bicycle helmets, proving that being safe doesnt mean you cant do it with a little style. Standing on either side of Island Sun columnist Jane Vos Hogg (who adorned her helmet with shells) is Wendy Lambrix (flowers) and Betsy Eidem (feathers), both employees of the Sanibel Public Library photo by Jeff Lysiak CROW Kicks Off Im Going Wild CampaignThe Clinic for the Rehabilitation for Wildlife (CROW) is working with local businesses to raise awareness and support for its efforts to save wildlife. From March 10 to March 30, participating merchants and business owners will be asking their patrons to go wild and make an extra $1 donation to their bills for the benefit of CROW. Those who agree to make the donation will get an Im Going Wild cut-out card to fill out their name and the cards will be prominently posted at the various locations around the islands. Results of the campaign will be announced on March 30 following the Ninth Annual Walk On The Wild Side, held at the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge followed by an educational presentation at the CROW Visitor Education Center. CROW is dedicated to maintaining a world class facility that embraces the philosophy that our native and migratory wildlife is an integral part of our local community. CROW will be using the money raised to further its commitment to patient care, education, research and training. Students Shine At Shell Fair & Show Sanibel School sixth-grader Anna Snow discusses shells with a visitor while volunteering at the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museums booth during the 75th Sanibel Shell Fair & Show

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17 ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 2012ABWA To Conduct Monthly Meeting The Sanibel-Captiva Chapter of the American Business Womens Association (ABWA) invites all members and guests to the monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 13. The meeting will be held at The Community House. Networking begins at 5:30 p.m. and the dinner/meeting begins at 6 p.m. Deborah Esayian will be ABWAs guest speaker. She will be discussing the topic How To Break Through The Glass Ceiling: A Womans Journey To Becoming CEO. Esayian develops the market opportunities for Emmis Interactive, the software company that empowers the websites and interactive businesses of hundreds of broadcast and publishing entities in the United States and Canada. She is the architect of one of the most profitable internet business models in media today. The pioneer of several innovations in the broadcast industry, she is a catalyst for corporate reinvention. Emmis Interactive serves Astral Media, Corus Entertainment, Greater Media, Emmis Communications, Lincoln Financial Media, Renda Broadcasting, Maverick Media and many others as their clients. A former product manager with Procter & Gamble and Novartis, she guided the growth of the Formula 44, Pampers, Vaporub and Transderm Scope brands, in addition to several others in the packaged goods industry. She blends classic marketing expertise with high-level sales experience to forge the successful integration of new and traditional media. In 1994, she founded Next Generation Radio, a new business development enterprise that returned hundreds of millions in lost business to the industry. She has managed radio stations and sales teams and, over the past five years, trained and developed more than 3,000 salespeople and managers across the globe in using creative engagement solution techniques to monetize their websites. In her work, she becomes the confidant and consultant to the senior management teams of each Emmis Interactive customer, taking the word partnership to a new definition. Esayian holds a BSN. from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. Recognized as one of Radio Inks Most Influential Women in Broadcasting, she is the recipient of many industry awards for her skill in launching successful new businesses with strong investor return. For reservations, RSVP to Gayle DeHaan-Garland (godehaan@comcast. net/) or call 565-7872 by March 9. The cost of the dinner is $22. The ABWA, which meets on the second Tuesday of each month at The Community House, focuses on bringing together women of professional and business interests to provide opportunities for them to help them and others grow professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition. The purpose of the networking time prior to the start of the meeting is to build networking skills and provide business enhancing opportunities for Sanibel and Captiva business women. For more information about joining ABWA, contact membership chair Barbara Boulton at 472-2929. Deborah Esayian Email editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com

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ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 201218 A Look Back At The 75th Annual Shell Fair & Show The Community House was filled with capacity crowds throughout the weekend of the 75th annual Shell Fair & Show. Here, visitors examine the main room filled with scientific exhibition entries. Outside The Community House, shell enthusiasts shopped for rare species of mollusks and sampled snacks from a number of food vendors Sixth grade students at the Live Shell booth included, from left, Gaby Lopez, Kristina Allen and Carla Borrego Artistic entries included a pair of chess sets: a Conchologist set by Sharon Thomas of Indianapolis, Indiana and a collectible antique set by Charles and Kristine Barr of Boca Grande photos by Jeff Lysiak Manning the Live Shell Exhibit on Friday were, from left, Jake Ramsey, Nick Leonardi, Kyle Cemel and Jacob Atkinson Easter bunnies

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19 ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 2012 Dr. Gary Schmelz To Deliver Fossils Lecture At MuseumDr. Gary Schmelz will examine mollusk fossils and what they tell us about Floridas past as part of the 2012 Natural Science Lecture Series hosted by the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum on Wednesday, March 21 from 2 to 3 p.m. The fossil program will focus upon the ancient environments of Florida, Schmelz said. It will begin by looking at the formation of the Florida peninsula, and then review the changes which have taken place with the peninsula over time. Included with the changes will be examples of the different ancient life forms found in Florida where some of their remains can be found. The lecture is free with museum admission or membership. For more information, contact public programs specialist Diane Thomas at dothomas@ shellmuseum.org or 395-2233. Shell Island Garden ClubDerek Fell will present My Tropical Sanibel Garden at the Tuesday, March 13 meeting of the Shell Islands Garden Club at 12:30 p.m. at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. Derek Fell is a world-renowned writer and photographer with art, travel and garden books totaling more than 2.5 million in print, plus a photo library numbering more than 150,000 images portraying plants, gardens and travel destinations. Fell has created his own test garden for both design concepts as well as photographic shoots at Cedaridge Farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The author of more than 80 books and calendars, Fell is the winner of more awards from the Garden Writers Association than any other person. He also writes for magazines such as Garden Design and Architectural Digest. His books include The Gardens of Frank Lloyd Wright Van Goghs Gardens and the Magic of Monets Garden, His Planting Plans and Color Harmony. For more information, call Maggie Butcher at 395-0978. Dr. Gary Schmelz 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 Dollar Original 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 At the entrance to the fair, visitors passed the gigantic junonia created by the Island Sun To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213

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Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy & Pilates To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 CROW PresentationsUpcoming presentations at CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildllife) include: Tuesday, March 13, Armadillos And Raccoons: A Timeline From Injury To Release. CROW volunteers will explain the step-by-step process of rescuing, admitting, treating and ultimately releasing two of the clinics most common patients. Wednesday, March 14, Rescues And Releases: A History of CROWS Patients. An expert volunteer offers an insiders view from his 11-year history of rescues, releases and patient support. Thursday, March 15, Clinic Rounds. Meet veterinarian, rehabbers and/or students and learn about the inner workings of CROWS Hospital, which treats over 4,000 patients a year. Friday, March 16, Why Animals Come To CROW. Meet an expert and long-time volunteer who will explore the question, Saturday, March 17, Get To Know CROW, an overview of what it is, what it does and ways volunteers can help. All CROW presentations take place at 11 a.m. at CROWS Healing Winds Visitor Center and Gift Shop, 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Presenters are experts in their fields and CROW volunteers or partners in wildlife preservation. An additional program, Fun Patch Workshop, will be held Saturday, March 17 at 8:30 a.m.. For more information, visit www.crowclinic.org or call 472-3644, ext 229. Horned owlSanibel-Captiva Art League Paints To Benefit FISH Sanibel-Captiva Art League artists have hand-painted a variety of subjects such tropical scenes, flowers, marine life and animals on reusable bags for the annual Bags For FISH Silent Auction, in cooperation with Baileys General Store. All of the proceeds will be donated to Friends In Service Here of Sanibel and those with the highest bid will keep their winning bag. FISH is a non-profit and volunteerstaffed organization which has assisted islanders and visitors with a wide range of services for more than 30 years. It is neighbors helping neighbors with a large variety of services such as daily hot meals program, emergency financial assistance, food pantry, temporary loan of health equipment and many additional services. Visitors and residents are welcome to bid on these attractive, uniquely individual bags with bright and colorful paintings. They make a wonderful souvenir or practical bag for shopping or storing items. The bags will be on view for bidding through Wednesday, March 14 near the cash registers in Baileys General Store, located on the corner of Periwinkle Way and Tarpon Bay Road. ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 201220 Evening At The Museum EventThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is hosting a special Evening At The Museum on Tuesday, March 20 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to visit the museum after-hours and participate in an informal evening of shell education, door prizes, food and refreshments. Museum director Dr. Jos H. Leal will give a brief presentation. Cost is $10 for museum members; $15 for non-members. If you join the museum as a new member that night, your event ticket is free. All proceeds raised will benefit the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum educational programs. Visit the events page at www.shellmuseum.org for reservation information.

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21 ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 2012The Big Year Screening, Author Appearance Tickets On SaleWhen Mark Obmascik began researching a cross-country, truestory book about fanatic birders, he never dreamed his journey would wind up with Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson on the big screen. Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) will show the recently released film The Big Year and host Obmascik during A Big Night Dinner & A Movie starting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21 at the Sanibel Recreation Center, 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Tickets for this event are selling quickly, and reservations may be made by calling 472-1100 ext. 4. Admission is $65, which includes dinner, soft drinks, a silent auction, the movie, a talk by Obmascik and a birding panel discussion featuring celebrity birders and birding authors Don and Lillian Stokes and avid birder Iver Brook. The combination of anecdotes from Mark and the always-entertaining comments from the Stokes promise to make this one memorable movie showing, said DDWS executive director Birgie Vertesch. Obmascik tracked three obsessed adventurers in the greatest or maybe the worst bird-watching contest of all time, a 365day, 270,000-mile escapade called The Big Year. The result was his national bestseller, The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature and Fowl Obsession, named best book of the year by USA Today, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Rocky Mountain News and Amazon.com. The book inspired the eponymous movie that birders flocked to and found authentically detailed. Film critic Roger Ebert awarded the movie three stars. The Big Year is getting the enthusiastic support of the Audubon Society, and has an innocence and charm that will make it appealing for families, he wrote. Sponsors for A Big Night include Baileys General Store, Dan Hahn Custom Builders, Fit 4 Life (Sanibel Recreation), Island Graphics, Jacaranda Restaurant, John Grey Painting, Suncatchers Dream and Vortex Optics. Movie-only tickets are available through the Sanibel Recreation Center. 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. Museum Visitors Admitted Free Artwork from The Big Year Nearly 650 visitors took advantage of the free admission day at the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum on February 27, held in conjunction with Shellabration! 2012 Were Seafood Savvy, are you? Seafood Savvy is an initiative of the SanibelCaptiva Chapter of START, supported by funds raised from the San-Cap Cracker Fest. Sweet Melissas Cafe Baileys Market Doc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar and Grille Lighthouse Cafe The Timbers Restaurant and Fish Market Traders Store and Cafe The Island Cow YOUR LOCAL SEAFOOD SAVVY RESTAURANTS AND MARKETS:WANT TO BE SEAFOOD SAVVY?Heres what you can do to help protect our Gulf waters and ensure that we have sh for the future: Visit your local Seafood Savvy Restaurants and Markets supporting Ocean-friendly shing and environmentally responsible aquaculture Ask your server or counter person which items are sustainable choices Visit Seafood Savvy at SeafoodSavvy.org and see the initiatives that are being taken to protect our oceans and future seafood Download and use the Seafood Watch mobile app by Monterey Bay Aquarium, a Seafood Savvy partner, which can help you buy sustainable sh when you are shopping or dining out. (App is available in the iTunes App Store and Android Market)There are plenty of sh in the ocean You may think so, but the reality is that our oceans are being overshed. The choices we make today will determine the fate of tomorrows seafood. The goal of Seafood Savvy is to help ensure that we have seafood for the future by educating consumers, chefs, restaurant and market owners about Ocean-friendly seafood.

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Shellabration! 2012 Sweet FinaleThe final event for Shellabration 2012 honoring the 75th anniversary of the Sanibel Shell Fair & Show included Rusty Brown presenting In Celebration of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, followed by an Incredible Ice Cream Social. The Slipper Shell Salted Caramel and the Cherries Junonia (Cherries Jubilee) toppings were by far the most popular of the many toppings and when placed atop Queenies Ice Cream. There was a wide array of classic and extraordinary toppings, some specially designed for Shellabration, including: Buttercup Bananas Foster, Kings Crown Chocolate Sauce, Cinnamon Apple Murex, Periwinkle Praline Sauce and Fresh Berries Galore. Others included nuts, coconut, Heath Bar pieces, Butterfinger pieces, Reeses Pieces, pecans and brownies. Among the many sauces were butterscotch, strawberry, praline, marshmallow, and chocolate topped with whipped cream and maraschino cherries. The social, like the shell fair and show, was held at The Community House, whose mission is to enrich community spirit through educational, cultural, and social gatherings. ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 201222 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... Rusty Brown portraying Anne Morrow Lindbergh From left: Mary Ann Kanzius, Nancy Swofford, Nancy Hilger, Lori Hypes, Karen Temporiti One of the sweet treat Tables Tish Molloy of the Island Sun with Ann Arnoff, chair of the shell fair Shellabration social welcome table

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A Fish Tale For Couples 50thIt was like a dream that would never end. Fishing with Captain Whitney Jones was a special time. We first learned to know Captain Whitney in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in the late 1980s. He is such a people person, always encouraging and giving direction to help make a person feel special and successful. My wife Leora and I went to Sanibel to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. Having kept in touch with Captain Whitney after he left North Carolina, I made contact with him about a fishing trip while at Sanibel. We boarded his boat off the Sanibel Causeway, headed to a favorite area of Captain Whitneys. Upon stopping, I was handed a rod equipped with a 1/2 oz. lead head with a root beer-colored grub. With some positive instructions on the second cast, I hooked up to a Spanish mackerel, which is one of my favorite fish to catch. As the cool morning (53 degrees) continued to warm, the bites became more regular. With a clear sky and smooth water, we started to catch speckled trout, which is also a favorite catch of mine. Every cast triggered at least a bite if not always hook up. On every cast, Leora and I both considered it to be just like a dream that would never end. As the end of morning approached, we realized the trip was soon over. We caught-and-released well over 100 fish and 10 different species. It was a special time to be with Captain Whitney Jones. Thank you, Captain Whitney Jones, for a special time fishing in the Gulf of Mexico! Jim Andrews Shippensburg, Pennsylvania Sand art on a Sanibel Island beach Jim Andrews caught a nice speckled trout while fishing with Capt. Whitney Jones CROW Presents Walk On The Wild SideCROW will host its 9th annual Walk on the Wild Side on Friday, March 30 at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. This educational 4.1-mile walk through the refuge will introduce the public to the native wildlife of Southwest Florida. The walk begins at 8:30 a.m. with stops at various observation points to learn about native wildlife and their importance to our environment. After the walk, the event continues at CROWs Healing Winds Visitor Education Center with refreshments, raffle drawings and a special presentation with hospital director Dr. Heather Barron, DVM. This event is designed to engage and inform the public about CROWs mission to save wildlife through compassion, care and education. Membership opportunities are available with registration for all new members. Entry fee is $25 per person, free for children 12 and under. Reservations can be made by calling 472-3644 ext. 231. Pre-registration ends March 26. All proceeds benefit CROW and its wildlife patients. AMERICAN LEGION POST 123 SANIBELBBQ RIBS & CHICKENSUNDAY, MARCH 11th, 1-8 p.m.WERE BACK AT IT AGAIN!!!WHAT ARE YOU HUNGRY FOR? RIBS OR CHICKEN?(with tator salad & baked beans of course!)Your Choice $12Music with Chris Coile 5:30 7:30 p.m.For more information please call the Legion at 472-9979 4249 San-Cap Road (Mile Marker 3)COME ENJOY THE FOOD & DRINKS! Audubon Bailey Tract Bird WalkThe next Sanibel-Captiva Audubon bird walk will be Saturday, March 10 at The Bailey Tract. Meet at the Bailey Tract parking lot on Tarpon Bay Road at 8:a.m. These bird walks are open to the public and all levels of experience. Birds, plants and animals will be sighted. \ A $20 donation is appreciated. Call Hugh Verry at 3953798 for details. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 23 ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 2012

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Results From The 2012 Sanibel Shell Fair & ShowScientific Student Grades K 6Worldwide Shells and/or sea life Any source 1st 35 Marissa Linn 2nd 314 Brooke Kyle Single Shell Sanibel-Captiva Self-collected 1st 156 Jeff Oths 2nd 153 Victoria Ross 3rd 283 Evelyn Spencer Single Shell Florida-Caribbean Self-collected 1st 291 Heather Strawbridge 2nd 274 Carolyn and Earl Petrikin 3rd 137 Bobbi and James Cordy Single Shell Florida-Caribbean Any source 1st 285 Evelyn Spencer Single Shell Worldwide Self-collected 1st 286 Evelyn Spencer 2nd 292 Joe Anding Single Shell Worldwide Any source 1st 270 Dick Willis 2nd 138 Bobbi and James Cordy 2nd 160 Marilee McNeilus Single Shell Unusual Variants Albinos, Freaks, etc. Any source 1st 326 Gary and Barbara Murza 2nd 265 Brian Holaway 2nd 101 Karen E. Wagner-Rager Single Shell Fossil Shells and/or other sea life Any source 1st 39 Ron and Mary Jo Bopp 2nd 132 Irene Longley 3rd 318 James Brumley, Jr. Single Specimen Sea Life (Other than shells) Coral, echinoderm, etc. Any Source 1st 290 Evelyn Spencer 2nd 316 Carol Saunders 3rd 161 Marilee McNeilus ScientificMultiple Shells Sanibel-Captiva Self-collected 1st 140 Harold and Marguerite Pilcher 2nd 280 Diane Zimmer 3rd 46 Joseph Weise Multiple Shells Florida-Caribbean Self-collected1st 141 Harold and Marguerite Pilcher Multiple Shells Florida-Caribbean Any source 1st 272 Carolyn and Earl Petrikin Multiple Shells Worldwide Any source 1st 43 Ron and Mary Jo Bopp Multiple Shells One Superfamily or Family or Subfamily Any source 1st 206 Carolyn Sudol Multiple Shells One Genus Any source 1st 34 Pat and Bob Linn 2nd 163 Harry Berryman 2nd 44 Gregory A. Curry, Sr. Multiple Shells One Species To show color, form and/or growth Self-collected 1st 271 Jack Lightbourne 2nd 315 Weezie Sachs 3rd 293 Joe Anding Multiple Shells Educational Intended primarily to teach Any source 1st 158 Sheila Nugent 2nd 40 Ron and Mary Jo Bopp Multiple Shells Land or Fresh Water Shells Any source 1st 152 Robert and Alice Pace 2nd 157 Sheila Nugent 3rd 133 Irene Longley Multiple Shells Unusual Variants Albinos, Freaks, etc. Any source 1st 281 Diane Zimmer Multiple Specimens Fossils Shells and/or other sea life Any source 1st 41 Ron and Mary Jo Bopp Multiple Specimens Special Does not fit into any other class 1st 200 Matt Asen 2nd 273 Carolyn and Earl Petrikin 3rd 203 Phyllis Gray 3rd 317 Libby Grimm Multiple Shells Celebrating Exhibit must contain exactly 75 shells 1st 267 Anne Joffe 2nd 282 Diane Zimmer 3rd 319 Amy Tripp Best of the Blues Previous winner of a Blue Ribbon at any Sanibel Shell Show 1st 164 Harry Berryman 2nd 142 Barbara Hansen 3rd 135 Irene Longley Sanibel Superstar Trophy Previous winner of a major award such as du Pont, C.O.A., P.R.I. 1st 38 Gene Everson Artistic Hobbyist Flower Arrangement Made of Shells Shells only 1st 84 Barbara Walling 2nd 189 Joyce Roberts 3rd 320 Norma Lee King Hobbyist Flower Arrangement Sea life with or without shells 1st 253 Sharon Thomas 2nd 4 Barbara Malbouef 3rd 79 Valerie Robinson Hobbyist Single Flower Shells and/or other sea life 1st 226 Lucy Anne Read 2nd 13 Donna Carey 3rd 322 Norma Lee King Hobbyist Single Stem of Flower Shells and/or other sea life 1st 227 Lucy Anne Read 2nd 14 Donna Carey Hobbyist Miniature Flower Arrangement Max. 3in. x 3in. x 3in. Small shells and/or other sea life 1st 194 Peter Gabel 2nd 310 Tyler Schoenherr 3rd 334 Leslie Anding Hobbyist Miniature Picture Max. 6in. x 8in. Small shells and/or other sea life 2nd 113 Judilee Bennyhoff Hobbyist Lamp Shells and/or other sea life 1st 15 Donna Carey 2nd 143 Eileen Underwood Hobbyist Tree or Topiary Shells and/or other sea life 2nd 5 Barbara Malbouef Hobbyist Jewelry 1st 312 Judy Mackey 2nd 199 Elaine Alvo 3rd 47 JoAnn Goodwin Hobbyist Shell Related Needlecraft No kits 1st 220 Joan Bisbey Artistic Hobbyist Holiday Decoration 1st 254 Sharon Thomas 2nd 305 Diane Zimmer 3rd 224 Patty Zimmerman Hobbyist Single Sailors Valentine Octagonal case Shells and/or other sea life 1st 56 Donna and Rob Barnes 2nd 222 Patty Zimmerman 3rd 29 Anna Fastenau Hobbyist Single Miniature Valentine 6 in. or Smaller Octagonal case Shells and/or other sea life 1st 28 Jeanne Ford Hobbyist Traditional Single Sailors Val. Octagonal case 1st 77 Valerie Robinson 2nd 168 Victoria Ross 3rd 301 Ruth Bulger Hobbyist Novelties 1st 246 Judy Strouse 2nd 17 Donna Carey 3rd 229 Travis Campbell Hobbyist Flower Picture Shells and/or other sea life 1st 78 Valerie Robinson 2nd 323 Norma Lee King Hobbyist Picture or Mosaic Other than flowers Shells and/or other sea life 1st 112 Judilee Bennyhoff 2nd 190 Mercedes Heyrman 3rd 330 Joy Stafford Hobbyist Mirror Shells and/or other sea life 1st 212 Sally Jane Moore 2nd 60 Robert Taylor 3rd 329 Joy Stafford Hobbyist Wreath Shells or Sea Life or Fossils 1st 57 Pat Linn 2nd 331 Elle Vail 3rd 19 Donna Carey Hobbyist Multmedia Photo, painting, artistic rendering Shell related No actual shells 1st 149 Marilee McNeilus 2nd 20 Donna Carey 3rd 80 Cathe Ross McDevitt Hobbyist Shell Table Must be a decorated shell or shell/sea life table 1st 188 Nora Mihelick Hobbyist Shell Box Box decorated with shells 1st 255 Sharon Thomas 2nd 225 Patty Zimmerman 3rd 146 Sharon Schroeder Hobbyist Miscellaneous Not applicable to other classes 1st 192 Mercedes Heyrman 2nd 299 Mary Giambruno 3rd 83 Deborah Yamin Hobbyist Student Grades K 6 1st 172 Maya Montclare Hobbyist Student Grades 7 12 1st 250 Emily Johnson 2nd 251 Ashleigh Johnson Professional Single Sailors Valentine 13 in. to 32 in. octagonal case Seashells and/or sea life1st 88 Judy Dinnick 2nd 1 David Rhyne 3rd 126 Brandy Llewellyn Professional Single Miniature Valentine Six inch or smaller octagonal case Seashells and/ or sea life 1st 127 Brandy Llewellyn 2nd 3 David Rhyne 3rd 117 Karine Mirzakhanyan Professional Single Med. Sailors Valentine 7 in. to 12 in. octagonal case Seashells and/or sea life 1st 89 Judy Dinnick 2nd 118 Karine Mirzakhanyan 3rd 178 Gerda Reid Professional Traditional Single Sailors Val. Octagonal case Seashells and/or sea life 1st 104 Constance Marshall Miller 2nd 67 Hatsue Iimuro Professional Double Sailors Valentine Seashells and/or sea life 1st 2 David Rhyne Professional Flower Arrangement Shells and/ or other sea life 1st 98 Goz Gosselin 2nd 8 Judy Mackey 3rd 213 Walter Sheerin Professional Single Flower Shells and/or other sea life 1st 197 Jean Sheerin 2nd 240 Darla Ross Professional Single Stem of Flowers Shells and/or other sea life 1st 214 Walter Sheerin 2nd 241 Darla Ross Professional Miniature Flower Arrangement Max. 3in. x 3in. x 3in. Small shells and/or other sea life 1st 180 Cheryl Whitten 2nd 99 Goz Gosselin 3rd 173 Bob Stuteville Professional Miniature Picture Max. 6in. x 8in. Small shells and/or other sea life 1st 21 Susan Lloyd 2nd 122 Brenda Berdnik 3rd 181 Cheryl Whitten Professional Lamp 1st 306 Heather Strawbridge Professional Jewelry 1st 147 Charlotte Connor 2nd 95 William W. Jordan 3rd 236 Penny Chrysler Professional Holiday Decoration 1st 90 Judy Dinnick 2nd 12 Judy Mackey 3rd 243 Darla Ross Professional Shell Related Needlecraft No kits1st 235 Penny Chrysler 2nd 313 Martha Howard Professional Novelties 1st 96 William W. Jordan 2nd 259 Alla Baksanskaya 3rd 298 Susan Ross Professional Shell Table Must be a decorated Shell or shell/sea life table 1st 82 Suzanne Dietsch 2nd 91 Judy Dinnick 3rd 22 Susan Lloyd Professional Shell Box Box decorated with shells 1st 9 Judy Mackey 2nd 23 Susan Lloyd 3rd 100 Goz Gosselin Professional Miscellaneous Not applicable to other classes 1st 68 Hatsue Iimuro 2nd 11 Judy Mackey 3rd 217 Mary Burton Professional Flower Picture Shells and/or other sea life 1st 183 Cheryl Whitten 2nd 216 Mary Burton 3rd 198 Jean Sheerin Professional Picture or Mosaic Other than flowers Shells and/or other sea life 1st 106 Constance Marshall Miller 2nd 25 Susan Lloyd 3rd 10 Judy Mackey Professional Mirror Shells and/or other sea life1st 26 Susan Lloyd 2nd 307 Heather Strawbridge Professional Wreath Shells or Sea Life or Fossils 1st 85 Barbara Walling 2nd 245 Darla Ross 3rd 52 Nancy Eckert Professional Multimedia Photo, painting, artistic rendering Shell related No actual shells 1st 209 Charles Barr 2nd 107 Constance Marshall Miller 3rd 55 Nancy Eckert Collectibles Antiques, fine art, unusual artifacts Incorporating shells or shell motifs 1st 148 Jeff Oths 2nd 211 Charles and Kristine Barr 3rd 176 Leanne Sherrill Celebrating Years Use 75 shells only 1st 108 Constance Marshall Miller 2nd 232 Travis Campbell 3rd 262 Alla Baksanskaya ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 201224

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25 ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 20122012 Sanibel Shell Fair & Show Special AwardsScientificdu Pont Trophy Most outstanding entry in Classes 1-26: Sheila Nugent Conchologists of America Award Entry which best furthers interest in shells and shell collecting: Robert and Alice Pace Best Sanibel-Captiva Shells SelfCollected, Class 11: Harold and Marguerite Pilcher James VunKannon Award Best Florida-Caribbean shells, any source, Classes 12 and 13: Carolyn and Earl Petrikin Howard Sexauer Award Best worldwide shells, any source, Class 14: Ron and Mary Jo Bopp Marilyn Northrup Award Shell of Show Self-Collected, Best single selfcollected shell in any exhibit: Joseph Weise Shell of Show: Any Source Best single shell in any exhibit: Dick Willis Shell of Show: Fossil Best single shell in any fossil exhibit: Irene Longley Sanibel Community Association Award Best Student Exhibit, Best entry in Classes 1 and 2: Marissa Linn Best of the Blues Best in Class 26: Harry Berryman Sanibel Superstar Award Best entry in Class 27: Gene Everson Judges Special Ribbons One award by each scientific judge to any exhibit: Ron and Mary Jo Bopp Judges Special Ribbons One award by each scientific judge to any exhibit: Gregory A. Curry, Sr. Judges Special Ribbons One award by each scientific judge to any exhibit: Bobbi and James Cordy Judges Merit Ribbons Awarded to a non-blue ribbon exhibit that judges felt was note worthy of recognition: Gene Everson Special Award for Celebrating Best entry in Class 25: Anne Joffe Artistic Myrtle Williams Weinstein Award Best shell flower exhibit in Classes 40 to 43: Sharon Thomas Gertrude A. Ford Award Best miniature flower arrangement in Class 44: Peter Gabel Best Picture or Mosaic Hobbyist Best entry in Classes 45, 57 and 58: Valerie Robinson Flo Ioreo Award Best lamp in Class 46: Donna Carey Wanda Will Award Best jewelry in Class 48: Judy Mackey Dorothy K. Putnam Award Best mirror in Class 59: Sally Jane Moore Best Single Sailors Valentine Hobbyist Best Single Saliors Valentine in Classes 51 to 53: Donna and Rob Barnes Best Miniature Sailors Valentine Hobbyist Best Miniature Sailors Valentine in Class 52: Jeanne Ford Bettie K. McGowan Award Best Holiday exhibit in Class 50: Sharon Thomas Best Shell Related Exhibit Hobbyist Best exhibit in Classes 49 and 61: Marilee McNeilus Daniel E. Malone Award Best exhibit in Student Classes 65 and 66: Emily Johnson Best in Show Hobbyist Best Hobbyist exhibit in Classes 40 to 66: Peter Gabel Best Single Sailors Valentine Professional Best exhibit in Classes 70 to 73: Judy Dinnick Best Double Sailors Valentine Professional Best exhibit in Classes 74 and 75: David Rhyne Best Miniature Sailors Valentine Professional Best exhibit in Class 71: Brandy Llewellyn Best Medium Sailors Valentine Professional Best exhibit in Class 72: Judy Dinnick Best Flower Exhibit Professional Best exhibit in Classes 76 to 78: Goz Gosselin Meta Neujahr Award Professional Best exhibit in Class 79: Cheryl Whitten Best Picture or Mosaic Professional Best exhibit in Classes 80, 90 and 91: Constance Marshall Miller Best Miscellaneous Exhibit Professional Best exhibit in Class 89: Hatsue Iimuro Captain Tom Clifford Award Professional Best exhibit in Classes 70 to 94: David Rhyne Judges Special Ribbons One ribbon by each artistic judge to any Artistic Division exhibit: David Rhyne Judges Special Ribbons One ribbon by each artistic judge to any Artistic Division exhibit: Judy Dinnick Judges Special Ribbons One ribbon by each artistic judge to any Artistic Division exhibit: Goz Gosselin Judges Merit Ribbons Awarded to a non-blue ribbon exhibit that judges felt was note worthy of recognition: Susan Lloyd Special Award for Celebrating Best exhibit in Class 96: Constance Marshall Miller Waverunners-Parasailing-Yamaha Scooters-Bicycles-Beach Chairs & Umbrellas-Sailboats Skimboards-SUPs-Golf Carts-Banana Boat Rides-Scoot Coupes-Cayo Costa WR Tours No-See-Um Repellent-Sunglasses-Freestyle & Momentum Watches-YOLO Gear-GoPro HD Sector 9-Arbor-Kahuna-Dregs-Gravity & Krown Longboards-Kahuna Big Stick-Beach Accessories-Indo Boards-Slackline-Kids Cl othing-Waboba-Zap Skimboards-Cool Hats YOLO Watersports, Inc. btnfrrbrbt rf r!f" rf r#$"!f" Make your reservations today! 1231 Middle Gulf Drive472-4646 Dinner for 2 for $30.00 with a glass of house wine eachChoose any entree from our SUNSET DINING MENU*Choice of: soup or salad comes with potato, veggie, hot baked bread and fresh herb olive oil Available only from 5:00-6:30 pm daily!(Does not include tax or gratuity. Not valid on Holidays)*Excluding Grouper. Expires March 31, 2012 Reservations Required for All Cruises All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Islandwww.captivacruises.com Call for departure time THE BEST WAY TO SEE THE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER 10 a.m. Island Cruise to Useppa Or Cabbage Key Adventure Sailing Cruises 4:00 p.m. Dolphin Watch Cruise Beach & Shelling Cruise Sunset Serenade Cruise with Island Musicians Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com

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ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 201226 Help SCCF Protect Nesting Snowy PloversSanibel beaches provide a yearround home to approximately 10 pairs of Floridas 220 pairs of snowy plovers, whose nesting season officially began on February 15 and continues through mid-August. SCCF 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. The J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge has been a supporting partner for the SCCF snowy plover monitoring project since 2002. The first snowy plover program will be on Thursday, March 15 at 10 a.m. at the Nature Center, 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Call 472-2329 for more information. Guidelines for photographing plovers on the nest: Make a thorough check of the area for avian or mammalian predators nearby that may be attracted to human presence or scent. The photographer should remain behind the staked off area. No part of the body, camera or lens should go beyond the string. Photographing at the nest should not exceed one hour. After one hour, the photographer should leave the nest area and wait at least three hours before returning. Guidelines for photographing birds away from the nest or birds with broods: Care should be taken not to push the birds around the beach. Birds need to be able to forage and rest without disturbance beyond the usual beach traffic. Snowy plover chicks weigh only 6.5 grams when they hatch. They must constantly forage to gain an average of 1.5 grams per day to reach their target weight of 45 grams in only four weeks. Any time taken away from foraging is detrimental to their survival. The photographer should instead approach to a distance of no closer than 100 feet and wait for the birds to approach them for closer shots. It is very important that these guidelines be strictly followed to ensure the safety and success of the plover nests and chicks. This is the only way to ensure the enjoyment of beautiful photographs as well as the survival of this species for years to come. As threatened species in the State of Florida, any disturbance of nesting or preventable harassment to chicks or adults can lead to prosecution of a misdemeanor crime. Contact Dee Serage-Century at 4722329 or Joel Caouette at 472-3984 for more information. Heather, an SCCF volunteer, checking on a plover nest along the beach Snowy plover with eggs Martha Stewart Living Executive Director Gives Talk At MuseumHannah Milman, the executive director of crafts and holidays for Martha Stewart Living magazine, charmed and delighted an audience of 50 on February 29 during A Chat With Hannah Milman at the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum. Hannah, a long-time friend of the museum, shared some of her experiences during her 21-year career at the magazine, which include writing articles and blogs about the Sanibel facility. The Rhode Island native, who grew up clamming on Cape Cod, also answered questions and signed autographs.Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum board of trustees president Clair Beckmann gave Hannah and her sister, Liz Christo, a tour of the Great Hall prior to the presentation. Hannah Milman, right, chats with audience members after her presentation at the BaileyMatthews Shell MuseumFresh 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 03/16/12 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! Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or emailpress@islandsunnews.com

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27 ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 2012 CROW Case Of The Week: Abducted Babiesby Patricia MolloyThe staff at CROW is currently feeding and caring for a number of baby squirrels (including the four pictured here), Eastern cottontail bunnies and two mourning dove fledglings; all of which arrived in perfect health. On January 26, two pinkies arrived at the clinic from Cape Coral. The tiny squirrels had no fur and their eyes were still closed. They were immediately tube fed Fox Valley formula, a milk replacer specifically designed for baby squirrels, Eastern cottontails and opossums. Once old enough to suckle, the babies were placed on a feeding schedule of every three hours. As soon as the squirrels are weened and eating solid food, they will be transferred outside. CROW hopes to release them within three months. Baby animals are frequently brought to CROW by well-meaning citizens after discovering what they believe to be an abandoned nest. While it is easy to understand the desire to help a seemingly defenseless little creature, resist the urge. Instead of scooping up a wild bird or mammal and rushing it to the clinic, stop and observe. As Dr. Heather noted, it is very likely that its mother is nearby and will return within 24 hours. If you find a baby that is in imminent danger of a predator attack while waiting for its mom to return, it may be acceptable to intervene. CROW suggests placing the little one in a faux nest (cardboard box or pet carrier), making sure that it is well ventilated, and attaching it to a nearby tree. If you have questions, contact the clinics call center and speak with one of its knowledgeable staff members, such as Gareth Johnson, a first responder in patient admissions. As skilled as the wildlife rehabilitators at CROW are, nothing can replace moms tender loving care. Use common sense before breaking up a happy, healthy home. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from the Gulf coast of Florida. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit www.crowclinic.org. These squirrels are nearing the stage where they will move to one of CROWs outside enclosures which replicate a more natural environmentPhoto courtesy of CROW These little ones will miss out on learning how to hunt and forage from their mother OUR PATIENTS CANT PAY THEIR BILLS BUT YOU CAN HELP INSURE THE ANIMALS AT CROW CROW Join CROW for Walk on Walk on the the Wild Side 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 for helping insure the care and feeding of our patients

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ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 201228 Get Ready For A Tarponby Capt. Matt MitchellDespite a crazy windy weekend, conditions on the water this week were very springlike. With our water temperature continuing to climb and now hitting the mid-70s, fishing is roughly a month ahead of schedule Its great to see things heating up so fast and fishing getting better and better every day. Even small, fast-moving cold fronts dont seem to slow things down. During periods of south or southwest winds, mangrove fishing was really going off. Late day high tides got up extra high due to the wind direction and had the redfish and even a few snook chewing well. Most wind blown keys or mangrove points held a few keeper-size reds. The key was not staying in a non-productive spot very long. Often, just moving 50 yards down a shoreline would make all the difference in the world. Generally, when red-fishing I will only give a spot five to 10 minutes before moving on. The redfish bait of choice continues to be shrimp, although I did catch a few on shiners this week. Mangrove shorelines around Fosters Point and just south of Cabbage Key gave up some of the bigger reds on my boat this week. One sure sign that things are warmer than usual are all the small blacktip sharks that have showed up out on the flats. Several times while I was trout fishing this week, the hard fighting hungry sharks moved in and really wrecked some rigs, Once we switched over to a short piece of steel leader on the light trout tackle, we had a blast. The sharks certainly made a nice change from the usual trout action. We also caught some of the first Spanish mackerel of the year, which I have seen out on the deeper grass flats in the fiveto eight-foot range. Feeding birds out on the flats will show you the action areas. Red Light Shoal and Captiva Rocks were among the places it was happening. Throwing spoons and soft plastic jigs around these feeding birds will quickly let you know what is feeding. Sea trout action also keeps getting better and better. Many trout over 20 inches were caught on my boat this week. Clean, clearwater flats from Redfish Pass to Boca Grande held lots of big healthy trout. Working Cajun Thunder popping corks with live shiners in the sandholes made for non-stop action. Grass edges of deeper sand channels were also places to be. At one point, I had a client catch six trout in six casts, all 20 inches or better. Some sandholes are loaded up and some are void of any trout. We certainly have some trout down in the southern end of the sound too but the bigger ones seem to be more plentiful up closer to the passes. Sheepshead fishing around the passes seems to be slowing down some. Although the sheepshead are still there, the size and numbers are decreasing, Each little cold front seems to bring in a few more of these spawning fish. Warming water temperatures will wrap up this fishery sooner rather than later. Our near shore wrecks should continue to produce some of the bigger sheepshead for at least a few more weeks. For almost two weeks now I have been waiting with my fingers crossed for the wind to either lie down or switch to the east so I can get out along the beaches and see what is happening. The word from some of my stone-crabbing buddies is that the schools of threadfins are really starting to show up out along the beaches. Along with these threadfin schools come king mackerel and cobia. These huge bait schools will attract all kinds of predators along with my personal favorite, the tarpon. Early this week I had several reports of rolling and free-jumping tarpon out from Knapps Point. Before I could get out there to check it out for myself, the wind started blowing from the southwest, making it too rough gulfside. March is typically one of our windier months of the year so when we do have a break from the winds I will jump on it. Tarpon will first stage up out in the deeper gulf waters in roughly 30 to 40 feet, waiting for water temperatures to warm before moving in closer to shore. These deep water tarpon are best fished with cut bait on the bottom, and are often located on sonar as they stay down, very seldom rolling. Spotting one rolling or free-jumping fish can be the little tip you need to find the big school. Have your tarpon gear ready. With water temperatures as high as 76 degrees, any day now you will get your first shot.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 email 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. Capt. Matt Mitchell with an upper slot-sized redfish, a more common catch this week ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. 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29 ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 2012 239.472.2328 www.sanibelthriller.comReservations are required Also Available for Private Charters Departing from Sanibel Marina 634 N. Yachtsman Dr. Sanibel Island S Db S Db Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Winner Seven Continuous Years Winner Seven Continuous Years Lunch & Dinner Lunch & Dinner 472-8138 472-8138 SANIBEL MARINA 634 N. Yachtsman Drive www.sanibelmarina.com 634 N. Yachtsman Drive www.sanibelmarina.com Sanibel and Captiva Islands Most Exciting Boat Tour Circumnavigating Sanibel & Captiva Islands with Dolphins SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Sanibel Island Fishing Club Monthly Meetingsubmitted by Charles Sobczak On Tuesday, March 13, the Sanibel Island Fishing Club will hold its monthly meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the north room of The Community House, located at 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. The featured speaker will begin his presentation at 7 p.m. sharp. There is no admission charge for the event and the angling public is cordially invited to attend. This months speaker is Mike Campbell, a senior environmental specialist in the Marine Services Division of Lee County. Campbell will be giving a power point presentation on the current status and future plans for Lee Countys expansive artificial reef program. If available by this date, he will have copies of the new, waterproof Lee County Reef Guide, which features a deployment by deployment breakdown of every artificial reef located within the countys boundaries. While many people might be already familiar with places such as the Arc Barge and Doc Klines Reefs, they dont understand that these areas can hold up to 14 separate, distinct piles within the reefs quarter-square mile permitted parameters. These piles may consist of old working barges, reef balls, limestone rubble, old concrete bridges and a hose of other materials. The exact GPS coordinates of every individual pile will be displayed in this new, full color brochure. Campbell will also be discussing the forthcoming deployment of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk, which is scheduled to be sank at the ARC Barge site sometime later in 2012. This 165-foot vessel is being towed up from Key West after an illustrious career as a sub-chasing vessel during World War II. Other projects in the works are inshore deployments of oyster shell reefs and a new, upgraded Lee Reefs website. This presentation should be of special interest to all anglers interested in both near shore and off shore artificial reefs. Lee Reefs, a 501(3)c organization that works in collaboration with Campbell and other agencies in Lee County, is one of the beneficiaries of the Sanibel Island Fishing Clubs annual fund drives. The Sanibel Island Fishing Club meets monthly through season and sponsors several group outings as well as lending support for various fishing related charities and organizations such as START, Lee Reefs and the Sanibel Sea School. For information on joining the club, contact Rol Campbell at 472-8994 or attend their next meeting. The Sanibel Island Fishing club has been an active social club for more than 27 years on the island. To learn more about the club, view catch photos or to explore their fish recipe section, visit www.sanibelslandfishingclub.com. Mangrove snapper at the Towers located on the ARC Barge site photo by Islander Rusty FarstShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or emailpress@islandsunnews.com

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ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 201230 RECON Program And Marine Lab Tour OfferedWith SCCF Marine Lab research assistants A.J. Martignette and Jeff Siwicke, participants will learn about the foundations River, Estuary and Coastal Observing Network (RECON) and the weather stations being developed to enhance them. RECON has been collecting real-time water quality data since 2007, sampling hourly and sending data by cell phone signal to the SCCF website. Learn how it works and what it take to keep this state of the art equipment running. An optional tour of the SCCF Marine Lab (reservations required) will follow the program on Friday, March 16 at 10 a.m. at the SCCF Nature Center at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Call 472-2329 for additional information or to make reservations. A RECON unit being pulled from the water We make housecalls! Want to go native...but dont know how it will look?One-on-One Personalized Service Customized for Your Yard & Home SCCF Family Memberships include a one-time complimentary consultation with a Native Plant Nursery staff member 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road (one mile west of Tarpon Bay Road) Mon. Fri. from 8:30 a.m. 5 p.m. Sat. from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. Phone: 472-1932 Email: jevans@sccf.org Web: www.sccf.org Native Plant Nursery Native Plant Nursery March Is Seagrass Awareness Monthsubmitted by Katie Tripp, PhD, Director of Science & Conservation, Save The Manatee ClubMarch signals spring time in Florida the longer days and warmer weather can create ideal conditions for fishing, kayaking, boating or stand-up paddle boarding in Floridas estuaries and other coastal waterways. It is fitting then that March is also Seagrass Awareness Month because seagrass beds are such an important component of our coastal waterways. According to a recent report by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, 2.2 million acres of seagrasses have been documented in Florida waters, providing ecological services worth $20 billion per year. Ecological services include habitat values that cannot be measured by a traditional economic scale i.e. the value of providing habitat to juvenile sport fish or food for manatees and sea turtles. Seagrass beds also provide direct economic benefits to Florida through fishing charters and ecotourism businesses. The condition of Floridas seagrasses varies in different regions. Seagrasses in the Keys are believed to be stable while those in certain areas of Southwest Florida and the Panhandle are declining. Seagrasses along Floridas east coast have been showing an increasing trend, and South Florida contains nearly 60 percent of the states seagrasses. However, great losses in seagrass abundance in Brevard County in 2011 caused by environmental factors are a reminder that these ecosystems are vulnerable. Seagrasses are found in clear and relatively shallow waters because their growth is fueled by sunlight. Their occurrence in shallow water makes them susceptible to damage by boats that may try to motor through areas without proper clearance, creating prop scars in the grass beds. A churning propeller cuts not only the blades of the grasses, but uproots and destroys the rhizomes (roots) in the sand and it can take years for the sediment to support regrowth and allow the scars to heal. To prevent prop scarring, boats should stay in marked deep water channels while traveling. Flats boats fishing in the seagrass beds should use poles and trolling motors to move through the water, to avoid damaging seagrasses with their engines. If boaters become stuck in a shallow area with seagrssses or other submerged resources, they should never use the engine to try to blast free. Instead, they should turn off the engine, shift passenger weight distribution in the boat, and try to move the boat using a long pole or oar. If necessary, one or more passengers can exit the boat and push it to deeper water. Boaters should also use polarized sunglasses to reduce glare and help them see resources like seagrasses located beneath the waters surface.continued on page 31 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 To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213

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31 ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 20122012 Earth Day At The RefugeTrash-talking, plarn and Bagzilla are just a few highlights of the adult and kid activities that will be available at the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuges Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 21. Free activities will include giveaways to the first 200 arrivals, earth crafts in the Education Center Lab, a guided native plant walk on Indigo Trail, a trashy kids contest, free admission to Wildlife Drive for hikers and bikers, free bike rentals and more. We are gearing our activities for all ages, said Ranger Becky Wolff, refuge education specialist. Well bring back our disposable bag-costumed Bagzilla character, and teach people how to make yarn out of plastic bags to weave into bracelets and sturdy, reusable shopping bags. J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS), and Tarpon Bay Explorers co-host Earth Day at the Refuge. Read the Island Sun for more details, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or call 239-472-1100. From page 30SeagrassSeagrasses are negatively affected by stormwater runoff and algae blooms that block the suns rays since they need sunlight to grow. Stormwater runoff to coastal waters can be reduced by creating swales and retention ponds and using pervious pavement. Limiting use of fertilizers in landscapes adjacent to coastal waterways can reduce the nutrient loading that contributes to algae blooms. All of us who live and recreate in coastal areas can take steps to make our waters cleaner and protect the seagrasses that are so vitally important to our aquatic ecosystem and economy. Bagzilla wears a years worth of an average persons disposable bag consumption Email editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com icecreamchickwingshotdogs burgers freshcut fries shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs burgers freshcut res shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs burgers freshcut fries shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs Shakes 1528 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-8686OPEN 11 AM 9 PMChar-grilled Natural Casing Hot Dogs Fresh Cut Fries Juicy Hand Patted Burgers Thick MilkshakesPIZZA IS HERE!The original one & only established in 1998 Great Steaks and Contemporary Comfort Food Classics Great Steaks and Contemporary Comfort Food ClassicsLunch & Dinner 7 Days a Week Join us St. Pattys Day for Traditional Fare & Libations Join us St. Pattys Day for Traditional Fare & Libations Monday Turkey Dinner Specials Monday Turkey Dinner Specials Tuesday 1/2 Price Bottled Wine* Tuesday 1/2 Price Bottled Wine* Wednesday German Dinner Specials Wednesday German Dinner Specials Sunday Brunch Buffet Sunday Brunch Buffet EARLY BIRD 4:30 5:30 P.M. EARLY BIRD 4:30 5:30 P.M. 1/2 Price Appetizer or Dessert with Entree* 1/2 Price Appetizer or Dessert with Entree**See restaurant for details SUNDAY SUNDAY BRUNCH BRUNCH 10-2 10-2Omelet and Carving Stations Complimentary Brunch Cocktail 18 BEERS ON TAP 18 BEERS ON TAP HAPPY HOUR HAPPY HOUR4 6 Every Day Catering Available Executive Chef Sean Boller1100 Par View Drive Sanibel 472-4394

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The sponsor party for Sanibel-Captiva Cares 12th annual Island Celebration to benefit The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida was held last Sunday night at Il Cielo. Sanibel-Captiva Cares has a record 100 sponsors for this years event. The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company once again is the Master Sponsor. Sanibel-Captiva Cares has committed to raise $10 million on the islands over the next few years to help Lee Memorial Health System build a free-standing building for The Childrens Hospital adjacent to HealthPark. The proceeds from this years event will go towards this capital campaign. With this $10 million commitment, Lee Memorial has agreed to name the new Childrens Hospital Emergency Department for the Sanibel and Captiva community. For additional information about the fundraiser on Sunday, March 18, call 472-2082 or e-mail SanibelCaptivaCares@gmail. com. Sanibel-Captiva Cares Sponsor Party To Benefit The Childrens Hospital John and Mary Jo Boler Jim and Karen Nathan with Sally Hanser Holly Smith, sponsor party chair, with Greg Sapienza, general manager of Il Cielo Michael Hall and Helene Farrell Julie Smith and Cindy Brown Linda Kelly and Paula Bentinck-Smith Lena and Steve Brown Donna and John Schubert Shirley and Dan Valentine Charlotte and Randy Hockensmith Dale and Libby Hanson Craig and Susan ScottISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 201232

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ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 201234 Birds Eye ViewSanibel As A Utopian Paradiseby Mark Bird WestallI first came to Sanibel over 33 years ago as a young, idealistic college student on spring break from Indiana University looking for some sun and maybe a little wild, exotic adventure. I found more than I could have ever hoped for, and in ways I could not have even imagined at the time. Three years later, I was living on the island working at the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation as a naturalist. A year after that, I started Canoe Adventures, Inc. Over the decades, I have experienced many wild and exotic adventures. Some a little dangerous, like the time I was bit by a 12-foot alligator, or the four times I was hit by justifiably irate parent ospreys once needing stitches. Others were aweinspiring moments, like the time a bobcat and I sat on the ground within 20 feet of each other in the bush and just waited to see who would leave first. I am sometimes asked if I get tired of going out into the wilds of Sanibel on my canoe trips or working on some special project and I reply, I get physically tired because much of what I do is physically demanding, but I never get bored. Sanibel can still get my blood flowing, so to speak. Why, just during the last few weeks, Ive spotted several times on my canoe trips a peregrine falcon and a great white heron hanging out in the wilderness area of the refuge. Both of these species have interesting stories to tell one, a story of coming back from the brink of extinction; the other, one of genetic morphology. Many years ago, my mother gave me grief because she said I didnt go to church enough. I smiled as I told her, Mom, I go to church every day. Its just that my cathedral isnt made up of four walls and a ceiling. Going into the wilds of Sanibel and Southwest Florida is so mentally and emotionally stimulating for me that, basically, its a spiritual experience every time I lose sight of the civilized world. In this column, Im going to be sharing some of my life experiences together with some of the knowledge I have picked up along the way for those of you who are interested in the fascinating natural wonders of this part of the world. I hope I can communicate to you the same thrill that I get when I go into the hidden places of this special place we call home. A former Sanibel city council member and mayor, Mark Bird Westall has owned and operated Canoe Adventures, Inc. on Sanibel for over 33 years. Visit www.canoewithbirdwestall. com for more information. 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., Heit will be performing Before I Forget A Memoir With Music at The Sanctuary Clubhouse on Sanibel to benefit the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. Meet Ms. Heit after the performance and enjoy a decadent dessert buffet and champagne and coffee bar. Reserve your seats for this intimate evening by calling SCCF at 472-2329. Benefit tickets are $45 each. This performance is graciously underwritten by The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. Recently, a small group of islanders were invited to preview the show. The show is astonishing, said Luc Century. Its messages are simple yet as complex and layered as you want them to be. Marc Giattini also attended the preview and offered, In hearing her beautiful songs and funny, poignant stories, the words that come to mind are comfortably raw. The themes from Sally-Janes life will resonate with everyone. Its going to be a wonderful evening for SCCF. Performed with musical director Uel Wade, Before I ForgetA Memoir With Music 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. Following this Sanibel performance, Before I ForgetA Memoir With Music will open at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. in May. Dont miss this opportunity to see Ms. Heits performance before she takes the show on the road. The Sanctuary Clubhouse is located at 2801 Wulfert Road on Sanibel. Sally-Jane Heit photo by Anne Leibovitz. 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 by Di SaggauA Bubble Moment by Katie Gardenia is one of the most creative books I have ever read. Every page is a treasure and many have little surprises tucked inside small envelopes. The fourcolor, hardcover, 117-page book chronicles the history of the Bubble Room on Captiva, along with stories about people who frequented the restaurant, and those who helped create it. Anyone who has been to the Bubble Room remembers being served huge servings of homemade cake. Red Velvet, White Christmas Cake, Orange Crunch Cake, Rum Cake with chocolate mousse, and others. All the recipes are included in A Bubble Moment, along with those for special sauces and pies. But the book is much more than a cookbook. Old photos, sentimental stories and pages featuring beautiful, handmade collages are what keep the reader fascinated. Gardenia is a well known SanibelCaptiva area resident, author, artist and creator of the original internationally renowned Bubble Room. Shes often asked Is your name really Katie Gardenia? Her answer: No, I just love the flower. Youll recognize many names as you turn the pages, including Bob Rauschenberg, Matt Asen, Victor Mayeron, Grandma Dot and Liebert Lombardo. I enjoyed the story about Paul Walken (actor Christopher Walkens father). It reminded me about interviewing Christopher Walken many years ago when I was in the radio news business, prior to his winning an Oscar for his role in The Deer Hunter. Most important, it tells how Gardenia met Mr. Walken. He was wearing an orange T-shirt that read Lifes a bitch and then you die. She explains why he wanted to be called Baker Walken and how some of her happiest days were when he would come to the back screen door of the restaurant and share wonderful tales about his family. 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ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 201236 Calusa Heritage Day ScheduleCalusa Heritage Day will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 10 at the Calusa Heritage Trail, located inside the Randell Research Center. The Pineland facility is dedicated to archaeology, history, ecology and preserving the Calusa legacy. Calusa Heritage Day will feature: 11 a.m. Shell Tools, presented by Dr. Bill Marquardt, executive director of the Randell Research Center and Curator for Archaeology at the Florida Museum of Natural History at University of Florida, Gainesville. Noon Wetlands Preservation. How wetlands preserve ancient materials and what types of items have been preserved, presented by Dr. Robin Brown, author of several highly regarded books on Floridas past including Floridas First People. 1 p.m. Future Directions In Southwest Florida Paleoclimatology, presented by Dr. Joanne Muller, Florida Gulf Coast University Paleoclimatologist 2 p.m. How The Environment Shapes War: Environmental Impacts on Seminole Combat Behaviors, presented by Nathan Lawres, Archaeological Field Assistant for the Seminole Tribe of Floridas Tribal Archaeology Section and M.A. Candidate, University of Central Florida 3 p.m. Keynote speech, Calusa & Climate, presented by Karen Walker, research and collections manager of archaeology at the Florida Museum of Natural History. For more details on Dr. Walkers work, go to www.flmnh.ufl.edu/ sciencestories/2011/pineland_paleoclimate.htm. All of our speakers will weave in the theme of environmental change since the Randell Research Center site has been occupied for 2,000 years and much has happened including a major hurricane event in 300 A.D., said event organizer Cindy Bear. Arrive By Boat New this year, Captiva Cruises is offering a ride from Captiva Islands McCarthy Marina across Pine Island Sound to the docks at Tarpon Lodge. This boat ride creates an easy way for visitors and others on Sanibel and Captiva and even south Fort Myers near the Sanibel Causeway to enjoy a day on Pine Island Sound and also attend Calusa Heritage Day without the hassle of driving. The boat will depart McCarthy Marina at 9 a.m. Passengers will get a narrated tour of the harbor and its fish shacks and then enjoy lunch at the Tarpon Lodge before attending the festival. The lodge is across the street from the festival site. The boat will return passengers to Captiva after a two-hour stay. Fare for the boat ride, tour and festival, admission is $45 for adults and $35 for children; lunch is not included. Reservations are required by calling Captiva Cruises at 472-5300. Archaeology Tour Captiva Cruises and RRC will offer a narrated archaeological tour through Pine Island Sound from noon to 1:30 p.m. as part of CHD this year. Tickets can be purchased at the festival on March 10 or in advance. Cost is $25 for adults and $15 for students. Participants will board the 45-foot Santiva one of Captiva Cruises famous touring vessels at the dock at Tarpon Lodge, across the street from the event after meeting your guide at the information tent at Calusa Heritage Day. This event and partnership between Captiva Cruises and RRC lets Calusa Heritage Day attendees enjoy activities at the event and also lets them go out and get the feel of Pine Island Sound to learn even more about the Calusa. Native Plant Sale, Art Show Native plants will be available for sale during the March 10 Calusa Heritage Day on northwest Pine Island, and prospective buyers can learn about the plants uses by native people. Attendees just have to visit the Calusa Heritage Days Paleoethnobotany Area. There, theyll find All Natives Nursery of Fort Myers selling a variety of native plants with information about how the vegetation was used by people of past. Fermented leaves of wax myrtle, for example, were used medicinally for headaches, fevers and worms. Artists at Calusa Heritage Day will share interpretations and their work with attendees. Ancient Hands makes pottery and other art, including reproductions of works by pre-Columbian artisans, and will be on hand to sell and explain their wares. Felix Rodriguez will display his wood carving and bone implements inspired by early people of the area. Peter Sottong, whose information can be found at www.KeyMarcoCat.com, creates museum-quality reproductions of Calusa masks including those unearthed by Smithsonian archaeologist Frank Hamilton Cushing in 1895 on Marco Island. Dick Workman will teach how make cordage from various plants. Storytelling and hands-on fun Storyteller and author Gerald Hausman will return to Calusa Heritage Day with two performances and there also will be on-going hands-on activities throughout the day. Hausman is the author of more than 70 books, which have been translated into a dozen foreign languages. He will be sharing folktales at the festival at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. During his 35 years as a storyteller he has entertained children of all ages at such places as The Kennedy Center, Harvard University and in schools across the United States. He awakens, not only the poets skill and sensitivity, but also our own nature, power and inherent divinity, said Dr. Michael W. Fox, vice president of the Humane Society of the United States. Ongoing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. will be hands-on Calusa-inspired arts and crafts and face painting plus an opportunity to meet live reptiles, courtesy of Lee County Parks & Recreation. Attendees also can participate in narrated tours of the Calusa Heritage Trail. Also, the Florida Public Archaeology Network will host an atlatl throwing demonstration. An atlatl is an accurate throwing stick that was developed long before bow and arrow and used by the Calusa. It was likely the type of weapon used to wound Ponce de Leon (he died from the wound). Kids and adults will get to try it for distance and accuracy. Additional exhibits Enjoy exhibits from the Florida Museum of Natural History at Calusa Heritage Day without leaving Lee County. The Gainesville-based museum has loaned exhibits to Randell Research Center, which hosts the annual event. In the classroom from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., exhibits on zooarchaeology, recent excavations that took place at the center, and Seminole collections will be featured with experts to explain. Some will include hands-on options. The Edison & Ford Winter Estates, Museum of the Islands, Mound House and other exhibitors will share information about local history and about their programs. J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge and Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission representatives will also be there. Consider the event one-stop shopping for learning about Lee Countys local past. Approved by U.S. Postal Service, a new postmark has been created for the annual Calusa Heritage Day. The postmark features the Randell Research Center logo, which is based on a carving excavated at the site that dates to more than 1,000 years ago. Carved with a sharks tooth knife in deer bone, the tiny implement is less than an inch long and is on display at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville. The postmark can be put on postcards of the Calusa Heritage Trail signage that will be for sale or on other mail. Calusa Heritage Trail Tours Walk the Calusa Heritage Trail with a trained docent to learn about the Calusa and their ancestors who occupied the site. Tours are hourly starting at 10:30 a.m. and running until 2:30 p.m. At 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., take part in an off-the-trail tour to learn more about Southwest Florida plants and ecosystems. The activity is family-friendly and walking is involved. Randell Research Center is located at 13810 Waterfront Drive in Pineland. (Please note: GPS users should input Bokeelia instead of Pineland.) Admission is $5 for adults and free to children; Randell Center members also are free. Park at adjacent Pineland Marina; handicapped parking is available on site. Free water is available throughout the day. Participants are encouraged to bring a refillable water bottle. Food is for sale by Pine Island-based Little Lillies Island Deli and Mel Meos fish wagon. For more information, call 283-2062 or 283-2157; online, visit www.flmnh. ufl.edu/rrc/. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com

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37 ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 2012Refuge Biologist To Address Island Gator PopulationJeremy Conrad, a wildlife biologist at the 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 again at 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, 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 and Ding Darling Wildlife SocietyFriends 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. The remaining 2012 Ding Darling Friday Afternoon Lecture Series schedule includes: 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 other questions will be answered Image by Jim MathiesenEmail your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com Coyote And Bear Tales At SCCFOn Tuesday, March 13, come to the SCCF Nature Center at 10 a.m. and learn about two newcomer species to the islands. A coyote and a Florida black bear were documented on the island for the first time last winter. Learn about the behaviors of these two new species and how to live with them. Coyotes have now moved into every county in Florida. Both human and bear populations are growing in Florida. Eighty percent of a bears diet comes from insects and fruits. Admission to this program is free to children and SCCF members, or $5 for adults.Call 472-2329 for more information. Black bear G ENERA L : $ 42, C HI L D UNDER 17: $ 20

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ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 201238 Plant SmartIxoraby Gerri ReavesAmong the ixora species introduced to the state is red ixora, also known by the flamboyant name scarlet jungleflame or flame-ofthe-woods (Ixora coccinea), the most common one in South Florida This native of southeast Asia can reach up to 10 feet in height, but usually grows between three and six feet. The multi-branched foliage compact, the oblong leaves shiny and evergreen. The spherical berries turn from red to black. But ixoras popularity is due to the densely packed flat clusters of tubular four-petaled flowers. Clusters are about four inches across and bloom year round. Typically used as a hedge, it often suffers from repeated over-shearing, which only destroys the flower clusters that make the shrub desirable in the first place. Other available ixoras include the smaller leafed ixora maui, which can have yellow-orange flowers, and the pink Nora Grant variety. Some gardeners and plant specialists consider ixora to be not only over-used but of virtually no benefit to wildlife. Its a good choice purely as an ornamental, not as a bird or butterfly attractor. Because ixora is susceptible to sooty mold, nematodes, aphids, and scale, it can be high-maintenance unless given suitable soil, moisture, light, and nutrients. The shrub does best in full sun in moist but well-drained soil with organic content. This acid-loving plant will suffer leaf yellowing if planted in alkaline soil. Sources: floridata.com; Florida, My Eden by Frederic B. Stresau, and ifas.ufl.edu. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Ixora is appreciated for its year-round clusters of flowers photo by Gerri Reaves American Chamber Players Among todays most versatile and innovative chamber ensembles Sponsored by Sue & Tom Pick Jerusalem String QuartetOne of the young, yet great quartets of our timeSponsored by Hazel & David Barber, Patty & Attila Molnar and Bunny & Joel Ospa Claremont Trio Premiere piano trio of its generationSponsored by Janet & Joseph DavieConcerts 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.

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39 ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 2012 Osprey Foundation Meeting Will Feature Bald EagleThe annual meeting of The International Osprey Foundation on Sunday, March 25 will be an opportunity to encounter a live bald eagle. Lynda White, the featured speaker, is bringing Francis, a bald eagle, to the meeting. Her talk is titled Radical Raptors: Amazing Adventures With Birds Of Prey. Caring for wild raptors is often difficult, heartbreaking work, but it has also provided some pretty incredible moments as well, from the awe-inspiring to the downright hilarious, said White. This presentation highlights some of our radical raptor encounters. Since 1998, White has served as the Audubon EagleWatch coordinator at Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland, Florida. The program is designed to educate volunteer citizen scientists in general eagle nesting biology, applicable laws, identification of nest threats, monitoring techniques and the verification of previously unrecorded active eagle nests, providing valuable information on the nesting habits of Floridas bald eagles. These data are shared with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Whites leadership skills in teaching and training volunteers is known statewide and has led her to conduct presentations to high schools, elementary schools, Eagle Scout ceremonies, veterinary conferences, birding festivals, eagle releases from the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey, and Audubon chapter meetings. She travels with a live bald eagle, one whose injuries were too severe to permit successful release back into the wild. For many people, this is their first and only close-up encounter with a live bald eagle. There will also be a report on the 2012 osprey nesting season, which continues for at least several more weeks. Last year, 122 osprey chicks and four eaglets fledged. Of 101 nests monitored, 72 were active, of which two were eagle nests. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at a new venue, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Nature Center auditorium, 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road on Sanibel. All are welcome to attend. A $3 donation is asked for non-members. Lynda White and an American bald eagle that is in her carer Gator And Crocodile Tales The biology of alligators and crocodiles is an ancient tale of survival. On Wednesday, March 14 at 10 a.m. come to the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) and learn about these living dinosaurs. Following the program, take a walk on the trails to see an alligator nest that hatched this summer. The female crocodile released on Sanibel last summer is still here. Like all reptiles, eggs can be laid even if they have not been fertilized. The cost of the program is $5 for adults. SCCF members and children are free. Call 472-2329 for more information. SCCF is at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Alligator 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

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ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 201240 Island Artists, Friends Getting Ready For The Big Year BenefitPlans are under way for a one-ofa-kind island event for The Big Night, scheduled for Wednesday, March 21. Local artist Laura Ball stepped up to the plate once again to help a local organization by painting a beautiful chest depicting birds that can be seen at the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Centerpieces for the dinner tables will be hand painted bird houses where local artist Jaye Boswell and other volunteers including Cheryl Biltgen, Inga Bredahl, Mary Demik, Nancy Green, Connie Harris, Annie Nachtsheim, Wade Robert, Carol Rothman and Birgie Vertesch worked to paint unique birdhouses which will also be available for purchase to benefit refuge programs. There will be a unique selection of silent auction items sure to be of interest to all the guests said event organizer Birgie Vertesch. One of the items features a private wine and cheese excursion for four aboard the boat of local resident and DDWS board member Tim Gardner. Guests will experience a beautiful island sunset while watching the birds fly home to roost for the evening, experiencing nature from an entirely different perspective. In addition to the dinner and auction, guests will hear from The Big Year author Mark Obmascik, birding experts Don and Lillian Stokes and birding enthusiast Iver Brooks. Afterward, guests will walk through the door to reserved seating to view the movie inspired by the book featuring Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson. Popcorn from the Island Cinema will be provided to the guests, giving the ambiance of being inside a movie theatre. Sponsors help us to organize an even better event, and wed like to thank the following sponsors: Baileys General Store, Fit4Life Sanibel Rec Center, Dan Hahn Custom Builders, Island Graphics, Jacaranda Restaurant, John Grey Painting, The Sanibel School and Suncatchers Dream. Proceeds from this event will benefit wildlife and education programs at the refuge. Tickets are priced at $65 each and include dinner, auction, program and reserved seating at the movie. To make your reservation, contact the DDWS office at 472-1100 ext. 4. Tickets can also be purchased through the Sanibel Recreation Center. As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, DDWS works to support J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuges mission of conservation, wildlife and habitat protection, research, and public education through charitable donations and Refuge Nature Shop proceeds. Laura Ball and the chest she painted for The Big Year fundraiser Cheryl Biltgen paints one of the bird houses Jaye Boswells bird house ONE LARGE 16 CHEESE PIZZA PIZZA & & 10 10 WINGS WINGS Across from CVS in Palm Ridge PlaceDELIVERY AVAILABLE TUE.SAT PM CLOSECALL AHEAD 472-2555~ OPEN ~ Mon. 7am-3pm Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 7am-8pm Fri & Sat. 7am-9pm Sun. SeasonalWinner 2010 Taste of the Islands Voted BEST PizzaWe now sell beer!VALID FROM 4-8PM PICK-UP ONLY. TOPPINGS EXTRA, $1 EACH. NOT VALID WITH OTHER COUPONS OR OFFERS. EXPIRES 03/16/12 $14.99 BUY ONE ICE CREAM GET ONE FREE 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 The The MLB Ticket MLB Ticket SPECIALS SPECIALS BEER & WINE BEER & WINE 28 BEERS ON TAP! 28 BEERS ON TAP!Check us out Check us out on facebook on facebookCOMING SOON: SANIBEL RED ALE! COMING SOON: SANIBEL RED ALE! JACARANDAThe Entertainment Nightly in Sanibels Social Scene1223 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-1771 Happy Apps $5.95Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna, Crispy Fried Calamari, Chilled Oysters, Steamed Shrimp, BBQ Beef Satays, Snow Crab Legs, Chicken WingsSanibels Best HAPPY HOUR4 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge1/2 Price DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or emailpress@islandsunnews.com

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41 ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 2012 Art For The Cure Benefit AuctionSanibel artist Myra Roberts premier painting of the year, Hope, Faith & Charity, was done especially for Art For The Cure. The title reflects the mission to fight cancer. We all have hope, faith and courage that Johns invention can prevent the same sorrow so many people suffer because of this widespread disease. Look at this painting it reflects so many more feelings. I see love, beauty, friendship. I see mother, daughter, sister, friend. What will you see? This original oil painting is featured, along with The Faces Of Anne Frank exhibit, at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First Street in downtown Fort Myers. The exhibit runs until March 23 and then will be brought on the wings of angels to Traders Restaurant, 1551 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. On March 25, Hope, Faith & Charity will be auctioned off at Art For The Cure. For information and tickets, call Marian Denk at 395-9159. Hope, Faith & Charity by Myra Roberts, one of the items in the Art For The Cure auction Art For The Cure Items DonatedArtists from around the country have given a part of their creative hearts by donating their work to Art For The Cure, a fundraiser benefiting the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation to be held on Sunday, March 25. The event will be staged at Traders Restaurant, 1551 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. For tickets or more information, call Marian Denk at 395-9159. Contributing artists and their medium: Nancy Denk Abraham Fine Jewelry Frank Sedera Oil/Watercolor Janice Snow Metzger Watercolor Katherine Weber Oils Myra Roberts Oils Betty Schmidt Oils Dr Leon Skolnick Oils Peter Zell Oils May OKipney Furniture Ron Vermeiren Oils Theresa Johnson Fabric Eric and Betty Orkin Photography Dick Forturn Photography Toni Ori Mixed Media Sandra Galloway Watercolors Marie Gawlik Smith Watercolors Beth Schroeder Oils/Watercolors Tony Rinaldi Oils Sue Newman Watercolors Dr. William Turner Bronze Sculpture Dr. Michael Newhouse Acrylics Jim Monroe Watercolor/Oils Louise Vermieren oils Lois Levin Jewelry Sarah Lopez Photography Gib and Alice Clenenger Metals Daphne Hammond Pastels Stephen Cox Glass Dan Winters Watercolors Connie McConoughy Oils Robert Cipriani Oils/Watercolors Lucas Century Glass Weeds & Seeds Weeds & Seeds is a group of amateur botanists who enjoy finding and identifying native plants on Sanibel. Every Monday morning, the group gathers on the porch of the SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundation at 8:45 a.m. Their walks, lasting for two hours, are guided by a leader with a plant list. Destination habitats include beach, mangroves, wetlands as well as dryer inland areas. The walks are free, but donations for SCCF are welcome. Participants may also need parking money. Please bring a hat, water, sun-block and comfortable enclosed shoes with socks. For further information, call Elaine Jacobson at 395-1878 or Betty Eertmode at 395-9240. Dune sunflower 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 Send your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com

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ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 201242 Seahorse Festival Fast ApproachingThe Sanibel School Seahorse Festival is fast approaching. Bring the whole family March 24, from 5 to 9 p.m., for a fun-filled evening of games, bounce houses, obstacle courses, a silent auction, food and drinks. The festival will be held at The Sanibel School and is sure to be another community evening of fun. Visitors are welcome. The Seahorse Festival committee congratulations Josh Leon on his winning design for this years seahorse mascot. The seahorse Josh created will be featured on the official autograph T-shirts for the festival. Special thanks goes out to event sponsors: Baileys General Store, Doc Fords, The Bender Family, The Crater Family, The Willis Family, The Kouril Family, The Sprecher Family, The LaBar Family, Cips Place, South Seas Island Resort, Bank of the Islands, Hahn Construction, Periwinkle Park, Coral Veterinary Clinic, Nave Plumbing, Lazy Flamingo, Pfeifer Realty Group, The Sanctuary, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, Tween Waters Inn, Sanctuary Island Electric and VIP Realty. If you would like to become a sponsor, or donor, contact the Seahorse Festival chair Milissa Sprecher at milissa@special kids.com, or call 395-1636. Next week, readers will get a sneak peek of the silent auction items. Stay tuned to the Island Sun for updates and make plans to join in the fun. Having good times with friends Bounce houses are a hit with the kids Doo-Wop Night Is BackBreak out your poodle skirts, saddle shoes, T-shirts and your favorite pair of faded blue jeans for Doo-Wop Night at The Community House. The fun begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28. Dinner will be served at 6:30. Doo-Wop Night is a 1950s Sock Hop featuring music by The Del Prados, who will perform favorites such as Since I Dont Have You, Why do Fools Fall in Love and Runaround Sue. Baileys Catering will provide dinner. The Del Prados, a group of retired doctors and dentists, formed in 2000 just for fun, and quickly became a local favorite with Southwest Floridians. Their name comes from Del Prado Boulevard, the main street in Cape Coral, where they reside. Call The Community House at 472-2155 for tickets. Tables seat eight people. Tickets are $25 for members, $30 for guests. Prepayment is required. The Community House is at 2173 Periwinkle Way. 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. 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. 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. Learn to Weave with Edie Flagg Thursday and Friday, March 22 and 23, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Learn to weave on a rigid heddle loom that is simple, compact and portable. The set-up is easy and you can begin weaving right away. With a variety of yarns, you can weave scarves, towels, placemats, pillow covers and more. You will weave a scarf in class. Cost is $100 for members, $115 for non-members. Call the instructor to register, 472-8774. Make a lasting tribute to yourself, a friend or family member with a Luc Century memorial brick on the pathway. Cost is $100. For more information call the center at 472-5743. Republican Womens Club Dinner MeetingThe Lee County Republican Womens Club (chartered) will conduct an evening dinner meeting at the Crowne Plaza Holiday Inn, located at 13052 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers, on Tuesday, March 13. Social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m., with the dinner and program following at 6:30 p.m. Featured speakers will include candidates for the office of Lee County Sheriff: Tim Fisher and incumbent Sheriff Mike Scott. For more information and reservations, call 574-2571. Send your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com

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43 ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 2012Brenda Motes of Maryland caught a gag grouper that was nearly 20 pounds this past Sunday. She was fishing with live shrimp about 28 miles off shore with her friend Dan Schuyler and her son Mason, who just received his captains license. They were fishing aboard the Bobby B. In addition to the monster grouper, they landed lane snapper, red snapper, mangrove snapper, sheepshead and grunts. This was Brendas first time deep sea fishing. Fish Caught Brenda Motes with her gag grouperPower Squadron Sea Weather Forecasting Certified instructor Dan Himebaugh recently taught a class the United States Power Squadron seminar course on weather forecasting. Subjects included reading clouds, reading wind direction, understanding weather fronts and how to interpret change in barometric readings. Also discussed was wind, water and air temperature for wind chill determination and possible hypothermia risk. The best sources of local weather forecasts were mentioned as well. This is a must course for all boaters and also a help for those planning a special day on land. For available upcoming boating courses, contact Sanibel-Captiva Sail & Power Squadron education officer Jack Purse at 233-7380. Certified instructor Dan Himebaugh presented a United States Power Squadron seminar on weather forecastingEmail your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com Just up the road awaits a true, must-do destination: the Old Captiva House, where Americas most romantic sunset meets Captivas top-rated dining in a charming, historic, Gulf-front location complete with live piano. Come, feast your eyes and your appetite. Reservations 239.472.5161 X421 | Public Welcome15951 CAPTIVA DRIVE 239.472.5161 TWEEN-WATERS.COMThe Crows Nest is one special place, every night of the week. Tuesday Special: Prime Rib, $29.95 (for two!). Wednesday Special: Surf & Turf, $24.95. Friday Special: Fish Fry, $17.95. Sunday Special: Barbeque, $17.95. Monday & Thursday: Crazy Crab Races Music Friday-Saturday: The Sand Fleas Tuesday & Wednesday: Taylor Stokes W HETHER YOU LOOK WEST OR LOOK DOWN, THE VIEW IS EQUALLY SPECTACULAR. N OT ONLY DO WE MAKE EVERY NIGHT SPECIAL. W E MAKE SPECIALS EVERY NIGHT.

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ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 201244 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 Pa atricks Day Weekend Extravaganza E nj oy traditional Irish Song and Dance Featuring Joe McCormick Special Irish menu selections March 17th, 18th & 19th BOOK EARLY to avoid disappointment E Sundays featuring Dusk Duo Dean & Kathy Winkleman on piano, guitar and vocals Prime Rib Prime Jazz Every Wednesday With Father Al & The Jazz Congregation Student Artwork On Exhibit On March 2, an exhibition of artwork created by students at The Sanibel School debuted at Bank of the Islands. Pictured at the exhibit opening reception are students, from left, Eden Roshberg, Kaden Taylor and Will Lejeune, along with art teacher Tylor Compton and bank manager Rob Lisenbee photo by Jeff Lysiak BIG ARTS Scholarship Applications DueThe BIG ARTS Scholarship Award Program is now accepting applications for The Robert Rauschenberg Scholarship and The Patricia Thurber Scholarship Trust. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 30. Students who have professional goals to pursue visual arts, music, dance, theater, literary arts or film are invited to apply for one of the awards. Funds may be used for an educational institutions tuition, books, art supplies and equipment. A scholarship committee will consider funding for, but not limited to, tuition associated with any arts-related degree or advanced workshops. Applicants are eligible to apply if they meet any of the following criteria: High school senior planning to study the arts Student currently enrolled in accredited undergraduate or graduate programs And also must meet one of the following criteria: Current resident of Sanibel or Captiva for at least two years Currently employed on Sanibel or Captiva (or have a parent employed) for at least two years Current member of BIG ARTS for two years (one year for students) Current resident of Lee County Applications are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road. All application materials and complete scholarship program information may also be downloaded online at www.BIGARTS. org/scholar.php. Scholarship inquiries may be e-mailed to BIG ARTS at info@ BIGARTS.org. All application materials are due to BIG ARTS no later than Friday, March 30. For further information about the BIG ARTS Scholarship Award Program, to sign up for workshops or to become a member, stop by BIG ARTS, call 3950900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Fashion ShowSing a Song is the annual fashion show fundraiser being held by the Fort Myers Republican Womens Club Federated on Tuesday, March 20, at The Helm Club, The Landings, South Fort Myers. Fashions by Dillards will be featured, with club members serving as the models. The event replaces the regular monthly business meeting. The public is invited to attend. The days activities include a card party beginning at 10 a.m. Donations for door prizes, raffle items, and the silent auction are being accepted. Information on these items may be obtained by contacting Elizabeth Nicholson, 489-3483. A social hour and silent auction begin at 11 a.m. The fashion show and luncheon begin at noon. Tickets are $30. Reservations are required by Thursday, March 15, and may be made by contacting Tina Laurie, 489-4701. The Fort Myers Republican Womens Club is affiliated with the Florida Federation of Republican Women and the National Federation of Republican Women. Additional information about the club may be obtained by contacting president, Gaile Anthony, 292-5121.

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45 ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 2012 Live Entertainment 8pm-11pm Wed Fri Stone Crab Claws Are HERE! Lunch & Dinner Daily Happy Hour Nightly Find Us on Facebook Call For AuditionsBIG ARTS invites local talent to audition for parts in upcoming community theater productions. Auditions will be held 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 18 at BIG ARTS, 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 and 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. The storys focus is Paul and Polly Butler, ex-spouses who have co-authored a series of successful murder mysteries. The couple reunites to pen another novel and resumes their working practice of acting out the murders with surprising and hilarious results. Star-Spangled Girl is a classic Simon comedy calling for two men and one woman in the 20 to 40 age range. Set in 1960s, the play is a story of a love triangle mixed with politics. Andy and Norman are radical liberals struggling to make a living working on their magazine, Fallout. Sophie is an all-American girl who moves into the apartment next door. Norman immediately falls in love with Sophie and makes Andy hire her at the magazine. When Sophie falls in love with Andy, the magazine and the mens friendship are threatened. 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. English Country DancingLearn the social dances of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries T uesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (year-round), at the Wa-ke Hatchee Recreation Center, 16760 Bass Road, Fort Myers, 4322154. Dr ess is casual wear flat shoes with non-slip soles and no flip-flops. Partners are not necessary and beginners welcome. The music is live and the evening is family-friendly. Lessons are free after a one-time payment of $10 which covers lifetime membership to Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center. Contact Gillian Carney, 603-9828, or email fortmyersdancers@hotmail. Jensens Marina Depicted On Canvassubmitted by Monica DeBarrJimmy Jensen of Jensens Marina on Captiva accepted a framed copy of an award-winning original water color titled Jensens Marina, painted by Dan Winters. The painting was given to the Jensen family by Dan and Judy Winters and David and Nancy Truby, seasonal residents of Sanibel Arms and longtime friends of the Jensens. Jensen received the painting on behalf of his brothers and marina co-owners Dave and John. Dan Winters is a retired Pittsburgh attorney and his wife Judy is a retired CPA. Nancy Truby is a retired school teacher while David Truby is an author and consultant, who works out of Sanibel Arms Condominiums. Winters painted the original watercolor last year during an outing with the Sanibel Art League, of which he is a longtime member. Jimmy Jensen, third from left, with Dan Winters painting of Jensens Twin Palms Marina, presented to him byJudy and Dan Winters and Nancy Truby

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ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 201246 Island Gala Raises Hope, Funds For Onyx & Breezy Foundationby Jeff LysiakOn Sunday, March 4, The Onyx & Breezy Foundation held its 3rd annual Island Gala, a benefit which included a cocktail hour, three-course dinner, entertainment and bidding on both live and silent auction items at The Sanctuary Golf Club. According to Wanda Shefts, co-founder of the foundation and a part-time resident of Sanibel, the gala was well attended, with 145 paid admissions. As of Tuesday morning, the foundation was still collecting donations received at the fundraiser, so a total of how much money was raised was unavailable at press time. I know that we brought in about $26,000 from the live and silent auctions, said Shefts. Among the auction items bid upon at the gala was an Island Escape Vacation Package (courtesy of Royal Shell Vacations and the Kay Casperson Lifestyle Spa & Boutique), a Power Boat Cruise & Lunch on Useppa Island (courtesy of Doug and Cindy Crocker), a one-week vacation at the Riverview Resort on Cape Cod (courtesy of Robert and Gayle Kaderly) and a gourmet dinner for two at the home of Mark and Wanda Shefts with their friends and foundation supporters, Ken and Linda Howard. These days, people want to know where and how their donations are being spent, said Howard, current president of the Screen Actors Guild, best known for starring in the television drama, The White Shadow. You can feel comfortable knowing your dollars are going to the care of the animals that so desperately need it. Howard also donated a script from his appearance in the 100th episode of the NBC sitcom 30 Rock, autographed by the entire cast, including Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey. During the gala, the award-winning actor served as emcee of the live auction. The Onyx & Breezy Foundation assists domestic animals in a variety of ways. The foundation lends financial support to the funding of equipment for medical facilities, much needed research and organizations that benefit animals. It also helps provide medical treatment for animals where hardship is present. This island is a very giving island, Mark Shefts told the crowd. We would like to thank all of the people who came out tonight to help support the foundation. Following the gourmet dinner and live auction, guests were treated to a performance by world renown comedian Bobby Kelton, who appeared on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson 21 times. Kelton delivered an hour-long routine of his observational humor, which included anecdotes about his parents, his ex-wife, growing up in New York and traveling on an airplane with a Yorkshire terrier hidden inside his jacket. To make a donation, checks may be sent to The Onyx & Breezy Foundation, PO Box 130, Sanibel, FL 33957. For more information, visit www.onyxandbreezy.org. Holly Maiz displays Linnea Pergolas signed giclee during the live auction Comedian Bobby Kelton delivered jokes for more than an hour Foundation founder Mark Shefts thanked the crowd for their support Actor Ken Howard, longtime supporter of The Onyx & Breezy Foundation, conducts the live auction during Sundays 3rd annual Island Gala Join us for Walk & Learn Join us for Walk & Learn ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT CROW & OUR WILDLIFE PATIENTS ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT CROW & OUR WILDLIFE PATIENTS 9th Annual ~ Walk through Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge 9th Annual ~ Walk through Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge Sanibel Island www.crowclinic.org Sanibel Island www.crowclinic.org CROW CROW Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife 2012 2012 WALK ON THE WILDSIDE WALK ON THE WILDSIDE Friday, March 30thEntry Fee: $25 Individual Children 12 & under FREE (No T-shirt for 12 & under) Rain or ShineIncludes: Special Rounds Session with Dr. Barron, Refreshments, Your Choice of a CROW T-Shirt, and Door Prizes ~ all back at the CROW Visitor Education Center after the Walk RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED Call 239/472-3644 ext 231 MC/VISA accepted DAY OF THE EVENT CASH OR CHECK ONLY (Cut here and mail completed form) SIGN IN & START: 8:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. (no late starts after 9:00 am) at entrance to Wildlife Drive WILDLIFE DRIVE WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC DURING THIS EVENT Please Call For Special Needs RequirementsPREREGISTRATIONYes, I am a CROW Member No, I am not a member CARD# Exp. Date: SIGNATURE: E-Mail: Credit Card Payment ~ Mastercard Visa NAME: ADDRESS: CITY/STATE/ZIP: PHONE: CVV Billing Zip Code: MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO CROW MAIL TO: CROW, P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957 Deadline for Pre-registering ~ March 26, 2012 Sanibel Center 4 LifeMondaysHappy Hour Fitness 8 a.m. Essential Total Fitness 9:30 and 11 a.m. TuesdaysPower Hour Fitness 8 a.m. Gentle Yoga 9:30 a.m. Chair Yoga 11 a.m. WednesdaysHappy Hour Fitness 8 a.m. Essential Total Fitness 9:30 and 11 a.m. ThursdaysPower Hour Fitness 8 a.m. Gentle Yoga 9:30 a.m. Chair Yoga 11 a.m. FridaysHappy Hour Fitness 8 a.m. Essential Total Fitness 9:30 and 11 a.m.2401 Library Way Phone 472-5743Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com

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47 ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 2012Guests Will Be Hung Exhibit Opens March 2BIG ARTS will host the invitational Guests Will Be Hung exhibit in Phillips Gallery, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. For this exhibit, a group of artists invited artists they admire to exhibit with them. The exhibit will feature artists whose work is typically not shown in this part of Florida. More than 50 artists will display a variety of mediums. An artists reception will take place Friday, March 9, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. All work 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 photographing numerous celebrities. 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, 1 to 4 p.m. Guests Will Be Hung exhibit will remain up through March 29. The exhibit is supported by Visual Arts Patron Season Sponsors June Rosner and Russ Bilgore. For additional information about this exhibit, call 395-0900. Untitled by Kathleen Faraone, fiberShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com Call For Scripts For Community Theater SeriesBIG 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 submission 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: 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. Submission instructions: 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. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213

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Puttin On The Ritz In High StyleBIG ARTS held its annual benefit on February 27 to help fund its mission to provide quality cultural and educational experiences to residents and visitors of Sanibel, Captiva and neighboring communities. Revelers donned high hats and white spats to take in the music of Fred Astaire. BIG ARTS thanks Grand Benefactor Sponsor John M. and Mary Jo Boler, Grand Patron Sponsors Deborah and John La Gorce, Patricia and Davis Thurber, and FineMark National Bank & Trust, Patron Sponsors Congress Jewelers, Chicos FAS, Inc., Tween Waters Inn, The LAT Foundation, John and Susan Freund, and Sponsor Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, PA. Doug and Paige Babcock, Debbie and Dick Riley John and Mary Jo Boler Charles and Ann Simms Lee Ellen Harder and Debbie Klug Tom and Meri Kulina, Jean Turney and Myra St. John Barbara Joy Cooley, Chuck and Nancy Bonser Warrin and Laurie Meyers Melissa Congress, Allison and Chauncey Goss Lynn Quigley, Joyce and Don Rice Holly Maiz, Eliza and Sam Brewster Joan and Allan Silberman ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 201248

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Lynn and Pat Quigley, June Rosner and Russ Bilgore George and Dawn Schumann, Harry Hennessy and Jane Bodwell George and Susan Heisler, Susan and John Freund Louis Lapi, Gail Hudson, Angie and Tony Lapi Judy and Herb Rubin Gaye Ann and Adrian Hutton 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 FLORIDA49 ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 2012

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ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 201250 Jerusalem String Quartet At Sanibel Festival The Jerusalem String Quartet will perform at the Sanibel Music Festival Saturday, March 10, in the intimate setting of the Sanibel Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way, at 8 p.m. The quartet, hailed by The Strad as One of the young, yet great quartets of our time, has garnered international acclaim for its rare combination of passion and precision. Though barely into their thirties, these musicians have already won over audiences throughout the world. The quartet was formed while its members were students at the Jerusalem Conservatory of Music and Dance. They became the first artists to win a second BBC Music Magazine Award when their Harmonia Mundi recording of Haydn String Quartets Volume 2 was voted Best Chamber Music Recording of the Year. They have played all major U.S. cities, as well as Wigmore Hall, London; the Bath Festival; and Amsterdams Concertgebouw. Superlatives are inadequate in describing how fine the playing is, stated Joanne Talbot, The Strad, May 2009. The program for March 10: Beethoven Quartet in G major, Op. 18, No.2; Debussy Quartet in G minor, Op. 10; Brahms Quartet in A minor, Op. 51, No. 2. Sponsors are Hazel and David Barber, Patty and Attila Molnar and Bunny and Joel Ospa. Tickets may be purchased for $45 each by contacting the Sanibel Music Festival, P.O. Box 1623, Sanibel FL, 33957-1623, by calling 239-344-7025, 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 on Sanibel Island. The Sanibel Music Festival, celebrating its 26th season, presents world renowned artists during the month of March at the Congregational Church on Sanibel Island. Incorporated in 1987 as a non-for-profit organization, its mission is to present classical music of the highest standard at affordable prices and to promote the careers of young artists through performance opportunities. Jerusalem String Quartet From page 1Bay Street Brassworkspremier performances alongside the American Brass Quintet and New York Brass Quintet. The Bay Street Brassworks concerts Benefactor Sponsors are John M. and Mary Jo Boler. Sponsors are The Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry and John Grey Painting. Tickets are $42 for general admission, $47 for loge seats and $15 for children. Visit www.BIGARTS.org for more event information, links to artists websites and to purchase tickets. Tickets are also available at BIG ARTS Marks Box Office or by calling 395-0900. From page 1Di WuThis past season, she had featured debuts with the Philadelphia Orchestra, at Chicagos Ravinia Festival, at the Cincinnati May Festival and in Tokyo, where she appeared as a soloist with orchestra in front of an audience of 11,000. The March 13 program: Scriabins Enigme, Op. 52, No. 2; Caresse danse, Op. 57, No. 2; Scriabin: Sonata No. 7 in F-sharp major, Op. 64, The White Mass; Beethoven: Fifteen Variations with Fugue in E-flat major, Op. 35, Eroica; Brahms Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5. Sponsors are Gene and Lee Seidler and Janet and Joseph Davie. Tickets may be purchased for $35 each by contacting the Sanibel Music Festival, P.O. Box 1623, Sanibel FL, 33957-1623, by calling 239-344-7025, 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 on Sanibel Island. The Sanibel Music Festival, celebrating its 26th season, presents world renowned artists during the month of March at the Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way. Shell Point To Host Art Show & SaleThe annual Shell Point Art Show & Sale is scheduled to take place on March 9, 10 and 11 inside the Social Center and the Resident Activity Center on The Island at Shell Point. The show, open to the public, runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 9 and 10, and from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 11. The art show continues to offer unique and beautiful artwork that inspires and captivates its viewers, said Suzanne Bennett, Shell Point resident and art show coordinator. We are pleased to invite the public and to offer a chance to view and purchase original works of art created by talented Shell Point residents throughout the year. This years exhibit will feature paintings, pottery, sculptures, stained glass, polished stonework, wood carvings and unique jewelry, all created by Shell Point residents. New this year, stunning photography by Shell Point residents will be available to view and purchase. For more information, call program coordinator Melody Desilets at 454-2057. Beautiful pottery Detailed artwork Paintings by Shell Point residents 9 A.M. 6 P.M. MON. SAT. 12-5 P.M. SUNDAY1571 PERIWINKLE WAYSANIBEL, FL 33957 239.472.5223www.sanibelbookshop.com 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.Book Signing With Jerry Smith Captive Angel Friday, March 16 from 11am-1pm Becky ees to her uncles dolphin research facility in the Florida Keys. She becomes enthralled with a handsome conservation activist who opposes marine mammal captivity and forces her to question the morality of her uncles business. 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51 ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 2012 Acclaimed Pianist To Appear With Symphonic Chorale Of Southwest Floridaby Jim GeorgeCritically acclaimed pianist John Robilette will appear with the Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida in their concert on Sunday, March 25 at South Fort Myers High School. The artist will join the chorale in the stirring Fantasia, Op. 80, (Choral Fantasy) for piano, orchestra and chorus. The performance will also include Antonin Dvoraks Mass in D Major and Johannes Brahms Schicksalslied, a short, powerful work for chorus and orchestra. The concert will benefit the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. The Choral Fantasy has often been cited as a sketch and precursor to the final Ode To Joy movement of Beethovens powerful Ninth Symphony. Many listeners will readily detect the similarities between the principal themes of the two works. According to one reviewer, Beethovens Choral Fantasy is a beautifully organized, deeply felt, and very exciting creation. It projects an aura of spirituality and exaltation. The pianist shines in this piece that demonstrates the amazing versatility required of the artist. The audience will be amply rewarded by the virtuosity of this world class pianist and the soaring passages of the choral portions of the piece. Born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in the midwest, Robilette made his debut at the Kennedy Center in 1984. He has appeared in solo recitals or as soloist with orchestra throughout twenty-two foreign countries in western and eastern Europe, South America and the Caribbean, including Russia, Holland, England, France, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Czechoslovakia, Italy, Portugal (and the Azores), Turkey, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Venezuela and The Dominican Republic. One critic said, Robilettes playing is remarkable for its clarity and expression as well as the depth of feeling. An exceptional musician given to few dramatic gestures, he fascinates us repeatedly. The performance will be on Sunday, March 25 at 4 p.m. in the Theater of the South Fort Myers High School, 14020 Plantation Road in Fort Myers. Tickets ranging from $18 to $22 can be obtained by calling 1-877-283-8648. The concert is also being presented in Naples on Saturday, March 24 starting at 4 p.m. at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Both concerts will benefit the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. John Robilette 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. Paper Mania and Collage with Laraine Centineo starts March 13, meets Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Printmaking in Three Styles with Martha Graham starts March 13, meets Tuesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. Acrylics and Oils with Marjorie Bronsted starts March 14, meets Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. iPhone, iPod, iPad Apps with Gerard Damiano is Wednesday, March 14 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. iPhone Intermediate with Gerard Damiano is Wednesday, March 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. iTunes with Gerard Damiano is Thursday, March 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. Fine Crafts: Altered Book with Martha Graham starts March 15, meets Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. iPad Basics with Gerard Damiano is Monday, March 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open Studio Clothed Model or Still Life with Eleanor Gause is Tuesday, March 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. iPhone Advanced with Gerard Damiano is Wednesday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.continued on page 52 iPhone 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.

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ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 201252 Tampa Bay Times Editor To Address Island DemocratsOn Thursday, March 22, Adam Smith will address the Democratic Club of the Islands. Named the best political writer in Florida by www.washingtonpost.com, and one of the countrys top 10 political reporters by Columbia Journalism Review, Smith will discuss his perspective on the state of Florida and national politics. Smith has been with the Tampa Bay Times since 1992. Known to most people as The St. Petersburg Times which won eight Pulitzer Prizes, the papers name was changed in January to the Tampa Bay Times. While working there, Smith has covered local and state government, as well as general assignment and investigative beats. He recently appeared on a panel with Brian Williams of NBC when Williams hosted the Florida debate with the Republican Presidential candidates. Smith appears most Sundays on Political Connections on Bay News 9, and is a primary contributor to The Buzz political blog. He grew up in New York City and is a graduate of Kenyon College in Ohio. When not chasing politicians, he tries to keep up with his wife and three kids. He returns by popular demand after mesmerizing the Democratic Club audience two years ago with his savvy political insights. Smiths discussion will begin at 7 p.m. at the Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Road. That will be preceded by a Democratic Mingle at 6:30 p.m., which will include refreshments and an opportunity to meet and greet old friends, new progressives and anyone eager to talk about the current political climate or to become more active in Democratic politics. The meeting and mingle are free and open to the public. For more information, call 395-9078 or e-mail demclubislands@gmail.com. Adam Smith Dr. Jay Apt To Speak At New Frontiers LectureDr. Jay Apt, a distinguished Carnegie Mellon University professor of technology, comes to BIG ARTS on Saturday, March 17 to speak as part of its New Frontiers Lecture Program. His lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. in Schein Performance Hall, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. As director of Carnegie Mellon Universitys Electricity Industry Center, Dr. Apt is an esteemed and accomplished professor of technology whose areas of expertise include engineering, public policy and economics. He is a former NASA astronaut, having flown four missions aboard U.S. Space Shuttles Atlantis and Endeavour, and is the recipient of a NASA Distinguished Service Medal for his significant contributions in the field of engineering. Dr. Apt is regularly published in The New York Times and Washington Post and is the co-author of Near Term Implications Of A Ban On New CoalFired Power Plants In The U.S., which was cited as one of the top environmental policy papers of 2009 by the American Chemical Society. He is a physics graduate of Harvard College and received a Ph.D. in experimental atomic physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His lecture is called Energy Whats Next? Renewables, Battery Vehicles, Gas, Coal and Energy Independence. New Frontiers Lecture Program Grand Patron Series Sponsor FineMark National Bank & Trust. Tickets for Dr. Apts lecture are $26 for general admission and $10 for students. To purchase tickets and learn more about upcoming events at BIG ARTS, call the Marks Box Office at 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org Jay Apt in space shuttle with Hasselblad camera Dr. Jay Apt 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 $12.99Sonoma-Cutrer Sonoma Coast Chardonnay $23.99 From page 51Workshops At BIG ARTS The Art of the iPhone with Gerard Damiano is Wednesday, March 21 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Winter Academy Art History: The Changing Story of Art with Deborah Butler starts March 21, meets Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. iPad Advanced with Gerard Damiano is Thursday, March 22 from 1 to 5 p.m. Intermediate Watercolor with Bea Pappas starts March 23, meets Fridays from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Torn Strip Papier-mch Sculpture with Jerry Churchill is Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Precious Metal Clay Jewelry: Capture the Sea with Mary Ann Devos is Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 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.

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53 ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 2012Chorus Takes A Fresh Look At Old Standards BIG ARTS Community Chorus director Steve Cramer invites all islanders to attend the Chorus Concert at BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall on Thursday, March 22 starting at 7 p.m. For the concert, the Community Chorus is taking a fresh look at old standards, singing favorites, from Verdi to Gershwin to The Manhattan Transfer. The 80-voice chorus will be accompanied by musicians hailing from New York City and locals from Island Jazz. They will perform classical, jazz, gospel, and folk music. The concert will present the premier performance of an original arrangement of Shenandoah, arranged by Greg Brown, commissioned by Dick and Judy Brown. The medley of tunes by music of George and Ira Gershwin, A Gershwin Portrait, is from an arrangement by Mac Huff which had been out of print, the chorus requested a reprint from the publishers, with the jazz band charts. The chorus will be accompanied by New York City musicians Mike Cottone (trumpet) and Lucas Pino (tenor saxophone), along with local musicians Ellen Whitten (piano), Tom Cooley (drum and percussion) and Bill Johns (bass and special percussion). Other musicians will play guitar, harmonica and harp. Tickets for adults are $10 each while children 17 and under are free with an adult, but must have a ticket. The Spring Band concert will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 29. Both concerts are in BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall, located at 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. For further information about BIG ARTS Community Chorus or Band, to purchase tickets, to sign up for workshops or to become a member, stop by BIG ARTS, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www. BIGARTS.org. BIG ARTS Community Chorus Mike Cottone Lucas Pino ZAGAT ZAGAT.COM R ated by : Follow us on acebook Yucatan Shrimp! Fish Tacos! Meet The Author!Details OnlineWe are also having another book signing @ our Ft. Myers Beach Location March 22nd 12-2pm & 4-6pm! Location Details Online To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213

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ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 201254 From page 1Lottery Wina $255,702.57 Fantasy 5 top prize, also from the February 22. drawing. Castle chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $2,377,540.67. He swas reported as saying that he always buys his Florida Lottery tickets from Sanibel Spirits and he has played the same numbers, a combination of family members birthdays, for many years. However, he recently changed his numbers by reversing some of them, and shortly after he won the jackpot. Castle has worked for the city for almost 20 years. Sanibel Spirits, located at 1700 Periwinkle Way, in Jerrys Market shopping center, received a bonus commission of $15,000 for selling the jackpot-winning ticket. Zimomra has appointed Public Works Deputy Director, Scott Krawczuk, as acting public works director. Krawzuk started in 2000 as an engineering technician with the city. When making the announcement, Zimomra stated, Director Castle has served the City of Sanibel in a most distinguished manner. As an extremely respected and highly productive member of our management team, he will be greatly missed. SEAFOOD RESTAURANTSince 1962 16910 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers 239.466.4344LUNCH Mon-Fri from 11am-3 pm DINNER Mon & Tue from 5-10pm Wed Sat from 5-11pm Sat from 5pm-12am Reservations Recommended LIVE MUSIC 6 NIGHTS PER WEEKFind us on Facebook or go to: wix.com/crackerboxrestaurant/2 LIVE MUSICTHU: Jesse Allen Band 8pm FRI: Live Jazz with Jesse Allen and Friends 8pmSAT: Jim & Cracker Box Band 8pmMON: Pain-n-grass 7pm TUE: Jesse Allen 7pm WED: The Last Resort 8pm To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Former CHR Tenant Buys CHR Home submitted by Sue DenhamIt was quite literally a dream come true and an American success story. Lisa Bramm readily admits she cried when she closed on her new home on Belding Drive, a three-story house formerly owned by CHR (Community Housing & Resources), not only becoming a firsttime home owner but also purchasing a home with family history. Built in 1982, the Belding Drive dwelling was donated to CHR in 1996 and placed in the rental program. Recently, the board made the strategic decision to sell the home. We saw this as a winwin situation, both strengthening CHRs financial base and also placing an affordable home into the property market, said Richard Johnson, board president. Canadian-born, Bramm came to Sanibel in 1985, fell in love and got married. Some years later, as a young mom facing divorce and needing a place to live, she turned to CHR, Sanibels below market rate housing organization. It was 1997 and Bramms sons were just two and five years old. CHR moved the family into a unit on Mahogany Way, where they lived until 2003. With a settled home, Bramm thrived. The boys attended The Sanibel School. A former professional figure skater who had traveled extensively with The Ice Follies, Bramm held increasingly senior roles in various aspects of property management until she exceeded CHRs maximum income requirement. At that point, she was able to rent a duplex in The Dunes. But owning a home was always her dream. Late last year, with her rented duplex about to be put up for sale, she heard about the same house on Belding Drive where her sons had played with their best friends, the Slocum boys, from 1999 to 2002. Sanibel has been my home for over 25 years, Bramm said, and my sons were born here. Its the only home they have ever known. This is my community I feel safe here, and I am so grateful to everyone at CHR for helping make this dream come true. It must be noted that Lisa also made her own dream come true, through hard work, dedication and the desire to create a good life for herself and her boys. Adrian, now 16, is in the Media Arts program at Cypress Lake High Schools Center for the Arts, and Christian, 19, attends Edison State College, majoring in theater. For the past five years, Bramm has been employed by RLR Investments, LLC, and Royal Shell, where she is the director of the property management division. Through her realtor friend, Brooke Brownyard, she made an offer on the home and this was presented to the CHR board by the listing agent, Karen Bell, along with another offer. The board chose Bramms offer. David Wright at Sanibel Captiva Community Bank helped her secure a loan through the FHA since these loans do not require large down payments. As with many home purchases, the stars had to align and wonderful people stepped forward to help, including CHR board member Ray Pavelka. Bramm moved in at the beginning of February, after installing new flooring with her parents help. Now, she looks forward to adding fresh exterior paint and doing all those things that property owners love to do, making a house into a home. Lisa Bramm with her sons Christian Cooper (left) and Adrian Cooper, and the family dog Buddy From page 8Work Begins On EAREvaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR) is an important process that Sanibel and other municipalities must conduct every seven years. The Sanibel City Council is just starting the lengthy process. Councilman Marty Harrity, who has been through the EAR process before, said its about who you are, what you are, where you have been and where you are going it is a good thing. City Planning Director Jim Jordan said evaluating and appraising the Land Use Plan involves a lot of public hearings and discussions by the Planning Commission and City Council and could take until the end of this year or early next year to finalize. As a prelude to the discussion, City Manager Judie Zimomra gave a presentation of economic indicators affecting the island things such as property values, causeway traffic and county tourism data that will be taken into account as the council plans its next seven years. Council on Tuesday determined that it will pass the affordable housing element to the Community Housing & Resources board for discussion and to report back. The citys goal is to provide such housing for three percent of residents and has reached 73 units of the target of 104. The Planning Commission will be charged with the question of whether a carrying capacity for the island beaches should be set and whether a study is needed. The City Council will handle the capital expenditures element. There is a mindset that is Sanibel and it it who we are and what we believe in, added Harrity. We are all here for the same reason, to make sure we maintain the beauty and ambiance and environment of Sanibel. Pirate Cruise Offers Adult Only CruisesSo you think pirates are just for kids? Think again! Now you can spend the evening with Captain Jack, Picpocket Pete, Everlynn Gray and the rest of the crew for the all new adults only Friday Night Pirate Party on the Pieces of Eight. The 90-minute cruise will leave the dock every Friday at 7:30 p.m. and will feature a fun interactive show that includes a boatload of pirate shenanigans. Tickets are only $20 each and cruisers will receive a complimentary Painkiller rum cocktail upon boarding the ship. The ship has a full bar and snacks available on board and will also offer $3 specialty rum drinks for the duration of the cruise. The Pieces of Eight has been launching family cruises since 2008, said Stephen Sepulveda, a.k.a. Captain Jack. While the family cruises are very popular, demand has prompted us to add a nighttime version of the cruise for adults only. Performances by the pirates and wenches will keep you entertained the entire evening. All of the material is suited for a more mature audience, which is why this cruise is deemed adults only! The entire cruise takes about 90 minutes beginning at Salty Sams Marina going through the back bay and out to the Gulf of Mexico just off of Fort Myers Beach. From a local standpoint, the cruise offers a fun way spend a Friday night with friends. For visitors it offers a unique cruising experience only to be found at Fort Myers Beach. The whole experience is one that you wont ever forget. The Friday Night Pirate Party leaves the dock every Friday night at 7:30 p.m. The cruise begins boarding at 7 p.m. The Pirate Cruise also offers family cruises and makes for unique and memorable birthday parties, field trips and private charters for adults and children alike. For reservations or more information, call 765-7272 or visit www.piecesofeight. com. Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com

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55 ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 2012 Last Chance To Catch Das BarbecDas Barbec, a new musical comedy, has been playing to rave reviews. The show runs Monday through Saturday until March 17 at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. All shows begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $42 for adults and $20 for children and may be purchased online at www. BIGARTS.org. The musical and its story are inspired by Wagners Ring Cycle and see its characters set in modern day Texas. Di Saggau writes in the Island Sun, The cast provides some of the best acting and singing I have heard at the Strauss. The set is also exceptional. 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. Cheyenne Nelson, Robby May and Trey Compton Cast members Lara Hayhurst, Trey Compton and Anne Chamberlain photo by Nick Adams The cast of Das Barbec belts out a tune

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ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 201256 Charlie Chaplin Show At BIG ARTS Award-winning performer/composer David Pomeranz brings his popular multimedia show Chaplin: A Life in Concert to BIG ARTS Friday, March 9 at 8 p.m. Tickets are general admission $42, loge $47, and child 17 and under $15. Chaplin is a multimedia dramatization of the life story of the brilliant and controversial artist Charlie Chaplin. Mel Brooks says, David Pomeranz is wonderfully talented! During his career, Pomeranz has made appearances at the Hollywood Bowl, Kennedy Center and Olympic Stadium in Munich. 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 work has been performed by artists as diverse as Bette Midler, Freddie Mercury, Harry Belafonte and Donna Summer. His various songwriting projects have amassed a total of 22 platinum and 18 gold albums. Grand Patron Sponsor is The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. For tickets call 395-0900. BIG ARTS is at 900 Dunlop Road. David Pomeranz Assisted Living Road Rulesby Priscilla FriedersdorfTraveling our island paradise takes some cunning these days. You can go to the vicinity of Baileys after 10 a.m., but you must return before 3 p.m. You can go anywhere on the island for happy hour or an early bird dinner, as long as you choose a restaurant or bar located west of home base. Once you find a parking place at Jerrys crossroads, walk to all destinations from Dixie Beach to the Community Church and trust the Sanibel policeman to get you across to the Bank of the Islands with your deposit intact. Buy a large Coke and a Big Mac for sustenance if you return to the island before 2 p.m. If an arts and crafts show or the Shell Fair is scheduled, buy something for dinner as well. Always have bottled water and a book of short stories in your glove compartment for backups involving emergency vehicles. Unless you want to hit a couple of buckets of practice balls at The Dunes, dont try the Dixie Beach/Sandcastle/ Bailey Road bypass after 4 p.m. Traffic aficionados know to keep a wary eye out and avoid speed traps from Tarpon Bay to Casa Ybel. Middle Gulf Drive to Lindgren Boulevard presents new vistas and in sheer desperation a circuitous route from Middle Gulf Drive to the far eastern reaches of Periwinkle Way often succeeds in the execution of a rear guard maneuver. Leave the beach while the sun is at 3 oclock high. If you are on Captiva, leave within one hour of putting your towel down. Advise your friends in Naples, Bonita, Fort Myers Beach and Cape Coral that you will look forward to seeing them in October. Do as a resourceful couple in Gumbo Limbo does stroll over to Traders for happy hour... but choose a designated walker for the return trip. Breakfast on Sunday at the Island Cow or Lighthouse Caf? Jump in the car in your pajamas! Never Too Late Play To Be ReadBIG 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 Sunday, March 11) and Carmen Garmin, Lady Godiva of Flamingo Landing and Homecoming for Sergeant Porter on Sunday, April 1. All play readings feature local talent both onstage and backstage. Readings begin at 7:30 p.m. at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Cost 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 or call the Marks Box Office at 395-0900. Annette Trossbach and Robert Runcke perform a play reading From page 1Le Corsaireto be one of ballets most dazzling spectacles. A reviewer from The New York Times writes, The final scene has one scenic masterstroke after another. Moonlight upon the Mediterranean, then the corsairs ship filling most of the stage with characters on board, trumped by thunder, lightning, storm, rising waves, and the boat splitting before our eyes: the kind of special effect that in recent decades has belonged to film alone. The digital projection system BIG ARTS has installed for this 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 is The Sanctuary Golf Club. For tickets or more information call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org.

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57 ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 2012Musician Series Artwork ExhibitThe Beat Goes On, an exhibit with music-themed artworks by Rene Rey and Peter Zell, is currently on display in BIG ARTS Founders Gallery. An artists reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. this Friday, March 9. Rey is an award-winning artist from Naples who specializes in creating contemporary drawings, paintings and portraits. She is also well-known for her unique line of avant-garde wearable sculpture, which includes necklaces, bracelets and earrings for both women and men. Zell is an award-winning artist living and painting year-round in Southwest Florida. He works mostly in oils but also paints in acrylics and watercolors. In addition, Zell is an active member of the Sanibel-Captiva Art League, BIG ARTS, Alliance for the Arts and Naples Art Association. His work can also be seen at Hirdie Girdie Gallery. Founders Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The exhibit, which continues through March 29, is supported by Founders Gallery Grand Patron Series Sponsor Deborah and John La Gorce. Visit www.BIGARTS.org for more information. Cello Solo, a painting by Rene ReyRec Members Get DiscountThe BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater is offering a discount ticket price for all City of Sanibel Recreation Center members. Admission for Rec Center members (adults and seniors) will be $30 plus tax (30 percent off the regular ticket price). All participating members can purchase tickets at the Herb Strauss Theater Box Office, at 2200 Periwinkle Way, or BIG ARTS Marks Box Office, at 900 Dunlop Road, with a valid Rec Center membership card (6 month or annual) or receipt of a currently valid daily/weekly pass to the Rec Center. The discount ticket offer is good for selected seats at all 8 p.m. shows at the BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater through March 17. Offer not valid on prior purchases and subject to availability. One ticket per membership card, please. Performances run Monday through Saturday, 8 p.m. and a special matinee on Wednesday, March 7 at 2 p.m. Opera lovers and haters alike can revel in the sheer hilarity and fun of Das Barbec. Epic Wagnerian opera is spun as a witty Texas fable using five actors playing more than 30 outrageous characters at breakneck speed. Musical numbers run the gamut from Broadway to Texas swing and jazz to country/western. You wont want to miss the Southwest Florida premiere of this new musical comedy. For more information, call the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. 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 Cynthia Rayl Warm Glass with Class JewelryMarch 14 18 Poetic Voicesselected by Don BrownLying on the Couchby Francesca JoyceNavy blue cotton with a large flower print, high back, low sides, seat cushions, two. For a while, it was comfortable My boat gently rocking, tide low, blue sea. The sea plug then opened, water swirled down the drain. My wandering bark no more traveled, but had run aground. Not a wind nor a breeze stirred the trees out my window. I could feel in my kneecap my ship was becalmed. Reading was difficult, pain a distraction. I turned to the telly but it made me sea sick. My pegleg abraded my titanium knee; Vertigo followed the foul medications. Not a wind, nor a breeze filled my billowing sails. Frangipani in bloom was framed by my porthole. Red-crested woodpeckers climbed up the palm trees and doves that had nested near perched on the mast. They told me to walk, though my leg wasnt stable. My husband, my bosun, piped as I trod. From starboard to portside I paced the short decks. Food tasted like hardtack; I didnt want wine. Time passed like years, then craft sailed into harbor, Oer the side of the sofa I hurled heavy anchor. Slightly worn, somewhat dirty, couch weathered the storms. I curse this fell frigate; may it sink in the sea. Francesca Joyce was born and raised in the suburb of Brooklyn, New York, where she had a good childhood playing on city streets. She began writing poetry upon coming to Sanibel, joining one of the Island Writers Groups four years ago. With the help of the group, she has found her voice; for that, she is deeply grateful. Her cup runneth over. For consideration, please send typed poems with a short biography to Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957 Attn: Don Brown or send a Microsoft Word attachment to donbrown@alum. mit.eduEmail editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com

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ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 201258 SWFL Wine FestAChef Vintner Dinner, hosted by islanders Sandy Stilwell along with Larkin and Mark Hammond, are part of the bigger success of the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, with nine Chef Vintner dinners and a Grand Tasting & Auction. Those events netted just over $2 million last weekend to benefit local childrens charities such as The Childrens Hospital, and secondary beneficiaries Edison State Colleges pediatric nursing program and Florida Gulf Coast Universitys music therapy program. Glantz, Tammy Hall and Bishop Frank Dewane Chef Alex Castro of Larkins on the River in Greenville, South Carolina Jon Finstrom, Sandy Stilwell, Mike Sullivan of Benovia Vineyards, Larkin and Mark Hammond of Larkins on the River, Nancy and Jim Humphrey Fine vintages were enjoyed by dinner participants Attendees chatted over dinner as part of the Chef Vintner Dinner on Captiva Book Signing At Island Book NookThe author of The Little Apple is coming to The Island Book Nook on Wednesday, March 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Deborah Smith Ford is an award winning actress, model, writer, celebrity impersonator and author. She travels in the United States and abroad speaking on the subjects of acting, writing and the importance of promoting ones self, as she also writes articles online some of the categories she writes on are Dogs, Acting, Celebrity Lookalikes, Musicians, Literary, Science Fiction, Farming and more. Allies Adventures Around The World is the umbrella title for Fords series of childrens books. The first one published is The Little Apple, and in addition it has its own CD, newly released in 2012. The Little Apple is about a life on an apple farm as seen through the eyes of a child. This is the first of a series as the child, Allie, takes adventures around the world meeting and making new friends, some human, some not. The Island Book Nook is located at 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Suite 11 in the Hungry Heron Plaza (across from CVS). For more information, call the Book Nook at 472-6777. Deborah Smith Ford Catholic Charities Emerald Ball Tickets On SaleTickets are now on sales for Catholic Charities of Collier Countys 28th annual Emerald Ball, to be held on the religious feast day of St. Patricks Day, Saturday, March 17 at The Ritz Carlton Tiburon in Naples. This signature annual event is the charitys largest fundraiser to support the mission of Catholic Charities benefiting individuals and families in need of social and human services in Collier County. Dr. Francisco and Ruth Smith are the 2012 Emerald Ball Committee cochairs. The George & Theresa Corbett Foundation and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mack are the lead sponsors for the event. Guests will enjoy dinner and dancing as well as live and silent auctions. This years auction offerings include Bishop Dewane as your guest of honor at a special occasion or dinner with your family and friends, a week in a five bedroom villa in Provence, France, seven days and six nights for two couples at the Vineyard Hideaway on The Estate of Benovia Winery in the Russian River Valley, one week aboard The World Ship, a trip for two to Ireland and a three-year lease on a 2012 Smart Passion Coupe from Mercedes-Benz of Naples. Tickets are $250 per person. For tickets for more information, call Michelle at 455-2655 or visit www.catholiccharitiescc.org. Dr. Francisco and Ruth Smith are the 2012 Emerald Ball Committee co-chairs Send your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com

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ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 201260 Fine Art Photographer Debuts Free eBook, The Vision Of Alan S. MaltzRenowned fine art photographer Alan S. Maltz has released his first eBook, The Vision of Alan S. Maltz Stories Behind The Capture. In the new eBook, the artist himself recalls the stories behind some of the most passionate and inspiring works of his career. In his enchanting narratives, Maltz takes you back to the moments behind the images and recreates the beauty of the capture. A tapestry of circumstances, inspirations and quests weave together the journey of Maltzs desire to follow his inner voice and embrace the romance of light and life. As an artist, I want to share a poetic interpretation of the beauty and mystique that surrounds us, Maltz explained. That is why I published The Vision of Alan S. Maltz Stories Behind The Capture. I want people to relive the moments; to demonstrate that the positive and uplifting tenor of my work comes from the ordinary magnificence that incorporates our lives. With titles such as: Dance Of The Dawn, Ghost Ship, Paradise Found and Meeting In Marseilles, this eBook tantalizes the reader with anything but the ordinary. Yet Maltzs simple, organic voice of narration expresses how the common and spectacular are found together, in a blink of an eye, then captured. He writes: I got out of my car, and through the thick mangrove brush I saw a unique and wondrous sight. With a click, the sunlit performance of Dance Of The Dawn was born. The splendor of nature is a wondrous and ever-surprising backdrop for my work, Maltz added. As an artist, I am destined to portray each image in the most ethereal and romantic light possible. The observer is then invited to connect with the subject in a process intended to enlighten and inspire. The Vision of Alan S. Maltz Stories Behind The Capture is currently available free at www.AlanMaltz.com/ebooks and offers readers an opportunity to go in the field and relive what Maltz experienced during the creation of some of his lightinspired works of art. For additional information, visit www.AlanMaltz.com or call 305-294-0005. Black Maria Film Festival ReturnsThe Edison & Ford Winter Estates and Edison State College will host the Annual Thomas Edison Black Maria Film Festival for a sixth season. The award winning festival will be held on March 30 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates and on March 31 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Edison State Colleges Lee campus. The festival has been touring the nation for 31 years and is hosted by museums and colleges throughout the country and showcases independent and experimental film and video. The films include a variety of contemporary works drawn from the annual juried selection of award winning films and videos. The Black Maria is recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as an Academy Awards qualifying festival for short films. Tickets are currently on sale at the Edison Ford ticket office. Ticket prices for March 30 are $5 for Edison Ford members and Edison State students and $8 for nonmembers. For March 31, Edison State students are free, with the general public admitted for $8. Discounted ticket for both nights is $15. For more information and updates, visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org, www. edison.edu or www.blackmariafilmfestival.org. In the event of rain on March 30, the festival will be held inside the Edison Ford Invention Museum, with limited seating available. Purchasing tickets prior to event is recommended. Alan S. Maltzs new eBook The Thomas Edison Black Maria Film Festival will be held on the Ford Estate on March 30 and Edison State College on March 31Book SigningAuthor Marilyn Rauth will sign copies of her book Living, Loving, and Losing a Son: A Mothers Memoir on Friday, March 9, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Sanibel Island Books and Gifts. The story is the real life journey of a mother who lost her son, Robb, prematurely at the age of 37. She wrote the book not only to honor her son but to share her story with other parents whove gone through the tragedy of losing a child. Growing up in Newark, Ohio, population 45,000, Rauth was surrounded by her family; aunts, uncles, and cousins galore. Happy with small-town life and her friends at the small high school she attended, she was saddened, furious and fearful when her parents announced their decision to move to the Chicago area at the end of her junior year. In doing so, her world was turned upside down. Yet, it was through this experience that Rauth learned valuable lessons, that there was a bigger world to be discovered which included going off to nursing school, eventually meeting and marrying her husband Bob and birthing a baby boy they named Robby. Three more children arrived over the years. At the age of 55, she graduated from the University of Michigan and began putting her thoughts on paper. Meanwhile, Robb was growing up, finishing high school, college, then earning a masters degree from the American Graduate School of International Management, which took him to 18 different African countries where he helped develop their resources and economies. Rauth had no idea a crisis was hurling towards her when word came of Robbs death. Once again she found herself turned upside down by a crisis that brought unimaginable despair and grief, a horrendous tragedy that left the family devastated and heartbroken. 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. Southwest Florida Reading FestivalThe Southwest Florida Reading Festival will have George Guidall as a featured presenter as well as fifth generation Fort Myers resident Woody Hanson. Guidall has recorded over 900 unabridged novels including works by Vince Flynn, Randy Wayne White and Robin Cook. He is the recipient of two Audie Awards for excellence in audiobook narration and his 40-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie award for best performance Off-Broadway, and frequent television appearances. Guidall will take his audience behind the scenes of audio production. Hanson is recognized as a descendent of the first settlers of Lee County, the first surgeon in Fort Myers, a doctor called the White Medicine Man by the SeminoleMiccosukee Indians and numerous movers and shakers of the Fort Myers area. The Hanson family archives contain over 5,000 photos, some of which will be part of his Pioneers of Lee County presentation which is part of Lee Countys yearlong 125th celebration. We are really excited about these two presentations, said Margie Byers, reading festival coordinator. Both of these men are exceptional speakers with fascinating information. Both men will speak at the festival on March 17 at the Harborside Event Center and Centennial Park in downtown Fort Myers. The reading festival will also bring in dozens of nationally known authors from all over the country to stimulate the community with a culture of reading and literacy. The festival is a day-long event filled with fascinating author presentations, lively programs and activities for kids, the latest library technology, contests, booksellers, book signings and good food. The festival draws an average of 18,000 people annually. Some of the award-winning authors scheduled to speak include Erik Larson, Zane, Iris and Roy Johansen, Michael Palmer, Anna Godbersen and Michael Buckley. The festival is free to the public and caters to all ages. In addition to the author presentations there will be activities and entertainment, e-library demonstrations, kids and teens programs, a book for every child and a marketplace full of vendors. The reading festival is 100 percent community supported through donations, sponsorships and grants. To help ensure the continuation of this free community event visit www.readfest.org to make a secure online donation. Complete author information, schedules of festival activities, dates of partner events and directions are available 24 hours a day at www.readfest.org or by calling 337READ (7323).

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61 ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 2012 Monday Night MovieMozarts Sisterby Ray BuckLeopold Mozart took his two musical prodigy children to the royal court in France. Thats history. His son Wolfgang performed. Also history. His daughter Nanerl had life changing contacts with the Royal Family. Perhaps. That is creative and fascinating speculation. And that is the premise of the French film. Mozarts Sister, that will be playing at BIG ARTS Schein Hall for the Monday, March 12 movie. This is a well told story, quite believable, and when you add Wolfgangs youthful compositions as the thematic music, this is a winner. Maria Anna Mozart, nicknamed Nannerl and five years older than Wolfgang, was the familys first prodigy entry into the castles and concert spaces of Europe. She was the featured performer until younger brother with his talent and childish charm opened doors and pocket books. At a marriageable age when this tale unfolds, she is forbidden to play the violin or compose. Females at her age just dont play the violin in concerts. Her place is at the keyboard, where she plays and sings. Quite understandably, Nannerl is frustrated. She has proven her skill on the violin. She feels herself as capable as kid brother when it comes to composing. The nomadic life with her strict but loving father and docile mother is beginning to wear on her. The honored life her father extols is his opinion, and obviously not hers. She responds to a friendship bid from one of the exiled princesses when the family has an unscheduled stop before being presented at the French court. When she reaches the palace, she has a bit of a fling quite weird with the royal prince, who is also quite weird. You care for the fictional Nannerl. What is true is that Nannerl in her real life faced the same restrictions and disappointments. And the little boy goes on to fame. This well-told story in film format is worth two hours of creative fantasy. Heidi Keevins will introduce the film and be the moderator for the discussion that follows. 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, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. BEST KEPT BEST KEPT SECRET ON THE SECRET ON THE ISLANDS! ISLANDS! BRING THE WHOLE BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY! FAMILY! 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel 239-395-2300 239-395-2300www.HungryHeron.com FRIDAY LOBSTER FEASTWhole Maine LobsterLimited Availability ALL-YOU-CAN-EATSPECIALSMONDAY NIGHT PRIME RIB includes baked potato and grilled vegetablesFISH FRY EVERY DAY Noon til closeincludes French fries and corn on the cobISLAND SHRIMP Noon til closeMix n match coconut fried or grilled includes French fries and corn on the cob$1695 $1995 $1795 All special offers good with ad, one per customer, coupons not good in conjunction with any other offer or cou pon, tax and gratuity added before discounts, expires 03-31-12. KIDS EAT FREEWith the purchase of one $15.95 and up entree Kids (10 and under) receive one free kids meal. Not valid with any other promotion or discount, Must present ad. 10% OFF FOODLunch or Dinner Every Day BEER BATTERED FISH N CHIPS BASKET$9.95 Every DayIncludes French fries and coleslawOPEN 7 DAYS! Palm Ridge RoadPeriwinkle WayW EHungry Heron Across from CVS Island PawsA Very Unique Pet Shop! Just Three Doors DownHeres whats cooking for Breakfast & Lunch Serving Breakfast All DAY, Every Day!Youll always find something special at the Over Easy Cafe.Outdoor & Indoor Dining Breakfast & Lunch Scan To Go Online Like us on From page 34CookbookMoment such a good read. I mentioned the book to a friend recently and she replied, Oh, I have it and its just wonderful. I couldnt say it any better! A Bubble Moment is available at Sanibel Island Books & Gifts, MacIntosh Paper & Books, Tower Gallery, Paul McCarthys Marina on Captiva and via her website, www.katiegardenia.com. Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com

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ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 201262 Academy Offers Art History Lunch & Learn ProgramThe Academy at Shell Point invites the public to attend a two-session presentation, which includes a boxed Iunch with Professor Roxanne Precopia. This event allows us to explore various periods of art, including numerous artists, while focusing on the themes The Crucifix in Art and Artistic Portrayals of Women in the Bible. The sessions will take place from 10:15 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21 in the Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point Retirement Community. Space is limited, so tickets are required to attend, and can be purchased for $25 a piece by calling 454-2054. We are so happy to offer another class by Professor Roxanne Precopia, said Teri Kollath, manager of Academy and volunteer services. She has such a unique way of taking a subject through the many eras of art history while bringing a fresh approach to the lecture. This is such a unique topic, with so much background and detail in history, that I know all who attend will find it fascinating. In the first session attendees will learn how the crucifix, a symbol of Christs death on the cross, has been a central image in art. This image has varied, reflecting the prevailing climate of religious thought as well as the artists personal expression of the narrative. During the second session after lunch, Precopia will discuss how women of the bible have often been a theme of artists over the centuries. Using these thematic portraits the lecture will discuss the narratives, technical and stylistic attributes of various artists depictions. Featured works of art by Carravaggio, Tiepolo, Rembrandt, Jan Steen, Ricci, Benzoni, Chagall, Schwebel and others will be viewed and discussed. The Academy of Life Long Learning at Shell Point is a lifelong learning educational initiative for the residents of the retirement community. To learn more, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800780-1131. Professor Roxanne Precopia 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) MAKE ONLINE RESERVATIONS MAKE ONLINE RESERVATIONS THRU MARCH 15TH AT THRU MARCH 15TH AT BRATTASRISTORANTE.COM BRATTASRISTORANTE.COM & RECEIVE A FREE BOTTLE OF HOUSE WINE & RECEIVE A FREE BOTTLE OF HOUSE WINE VALUE $28.00 (ONE PER RESERVATION/TABLE) VALUE $28.00 (ONE PER RESERVATION/TABLE)Enjoy Entertainment 7 Nights!TAYLOR STOKES EVERY SATURDAYSophisticated yet comfortable elegance with impeccable serviceTANTALIZING STARTERS DAZZLING ENTREES SCRUMPTIOUS DESSERTS 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 Dr. Paul Brooke To Discuss Local Wildlife At ARTSalonBIG ARTS will host author and photographer Dr. Paul Brooke for an afternoon ARTSalon on Thursday, March 22 at 3:30 p.m. at BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. Brookes poetry has been published internationally in Ireland, Germany, New Zealand and England. In the U.S. his work has been featured in the North American Review, Rocky Mountain Review, Flyway, International Poetry Review, Isotope: A Journal of Literary Nature and Science Writing and the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature and the Environment. In 1999, he was awarded the Iowa Prize for Poetry for his poem, Cree Women Cleaning Fish. His chapbook, Strings: Two Yakama Indian Women in the 1800s, was published by A Small Garlic Press in 1998 and subsequently translated into Japanese. Brooke is a professor of English at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa, where he teaches Advanced Creative Writing, Introduction to Creative Writing, The Writers Workshop, Contemporary American Literature, Major Authors and Literary Theory. He was trained as an undergraduate as an ornithologist and later completed his Bachelors and Masters at Iowa State University and his Ph.D. in English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Recently, his image of an Atlantic puffin was chosen for the 2012 Audubon Bird Calendar. Brookes books include Light and Matter: Photographs and Poems of Iowa and Meditations on Egrets: Poems and Photographs of Sanibel Island. His ARTSalon presentation will track his development as a writer and photographer, from Alaska to Maine to Brazil. Brooke recently returned from a month in the Amazon and the Pantanal. The last half of the talk will focus on Sanibel Island, its wildlife and birdlife. ARTSalon is an opportunity to talk with professionals in artistic fields to better understand their creative process. Tickets are $5. For more information on BIG ARTS workshops, events and membership, stop by BIG ARTS, call the Marks Box Office at 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or visit www.BIGARTS.org. Book Signing By Former Pet GroomerJan Nieman will appear at MacIntosh Books & Paper on Friday, March 9th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Her book, Going To The Dogs, chronicles her second career as a mobile pet groomer. Inspired by her daughter, Kris, and an unsatisfying job at the Social Security Administration, Jan made the decision to transform her life at 45. Her book is collage of funny and heartwarming tales from her 21 years going to the dogs. MacIntosh Books & Paper is located at 2407 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Personalized copies can be purchased by phone if you are unable to attend the event in person. Call 472-1447 for details. Jan Nieman Meditations on Egrets: Poems & Photographs of Sanibel Island by Paul BrookeShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com

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63 ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 2012Theres A New Detective On Sanibel IslandTree Callister is a very unlikely private eye. Hes an ex-Chicago newspaper reporter recently transported to the island who keeps getting himself involved in all sorts of trouble chronicled in Ron Bases newly published mystery thriller, The Sanibel Sunset Detective Returns. Base introduced Tree Callister to islanders and visitors last year and had a local hit with The Sanibel Sunset Detective. Now Tree is back in a new adventure titled The Sanibel Sunset Detective Returns, published by WestEnd Books. The first novel sold well in part because it was a mystery that took place on Sanibel Island, Base said. But once readers got into the story and the characters and the interesting plot twists, they were hooked, which is why they are back for more in the second novel. Base assures that there is plenty of island color in both The Sanibel Sunset Detective and The Sanibel Sunset Detective Returns. There is also lots of the action, suspense, and great plot twists his readers have come to expect. Putting this very unusual hero on such a unique island allows the stories to be quite different from most run-of-themill mysteries, Base added. Readers really seem to like them. Like the hero of his novels, Base is a former newspaperman who once worked for the Chicago Tribune. Hes also been a magazine writer and screenwriter. Base will be on the island for the next couple of weeks doing promotions and book signings. This Sunday, March 11 and Monday, March 12, Base will appear at Baileys General Store, 2477 Periwinkle Way, signing books from 10 a.m. Base will also sign books at Petes Time Out in Times Square, Fort Myers Beach, on Friday March 16 from 2 p.m. Adventures In Paradise at Tahitian Gardens will host a book signing on Saturday, March 17 beginning at 11 a.m. The gang at MacIntosh Books and Paper, 2047 Periwnkle Way will be helping Base sign books on Monday, March 19 starting at 10 a.m. The Sanibel Island Bookshop, 1571 Periwinkle Way, hosts a book signing on Saturday March 24 at 11 a.m. On Monday, March 26, Base visits the Siesta Bay Resort Book Club, 19333 Summerlin Road in Fort Myers for a speech and book signing. Meanwhile, the author is hard at work on a third Tree Callister adventure. Writers Present Poetry And Prose At BIG ARTSMembers of the Sanibel-Captiva Island Writers will read 23 original selections from their prose and poetic works 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. The Spring Read will include writers Hazel Barber, Duke Barron, Don Brown, Ray Buck, Nancy Carlile, Maryanne Daly, Harriet Werfel Edwards, Bev Forslund, Sandy Gadomski, Tanya Hochschild, Mary LaVelle, Mort Levy, Bob Maxeiner, Joe Pacheco, Joyce Rand, Sid Simon, Lorraine Vail, and Beth Ellen Warner. Members of The Sanibel-Captiva Island Writers have been meeting weekly since 1984 to share their work and help build a community of thriving writers. Selections have been chosen for quality and listener friendliness by a special selection committee. Admission to the Rrad is $5. There will be an intermission. For further information about workshops, classes, events and membership at BIG ARTS, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road Sanibel; call 395-0900; or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Ron Base Poetic Voicesselected by Don BrownLying On The Couchby Francesca Joyce Navy blue cotton with a large flower print, high back, low sides, seat cushions, two. For a while, it was comfortable My boat gently rocking, tide low, blue sea. The sea plug then opened, water swirled down the drain. My wandering bark no more traveled, but had run aground. Not a wind nor a breeze stirred the trees out my window. I could feel in my kneecap my ship was becalmed. Reading was difficult, pain a distraction. I turned to the telly but it made me sea sick. My pegleg abraded my titanium knee; Vertigo followed the foul medications. Not a wind, nor a breeze filled my billowing sails. Frangipani in bloom was framed by my porthole. Red-crested woodpeckers climbed up the palm trees and doves that had nested near perched on the mast. They told me to walk, though my leg wasnt stable. My husband, my bosun, piped as I trod. From starboard to portside I paced the short decks. Food tasted like hardtack; I didnt want wine. Time passed like years, then craft sailed into harbor, Oer the side of the sofa I hurled heavy anchor. Slightly worn, somewhat dirty, couch weathered the storms. I curse this fell frigate; may it sink in the sea. Francesca Joyce was born and raised in the suburb of Brooklyn, New York, where she had a good childhood playing on city streets. She began writing poetry upon coming to Sanibel, joining one of the Island Writers Groups four years ago. With the help of the group, Francesca has found her voice; for that, she is deeply grateful. Her cup runneth over. 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Daylight Savings Time. Spring Forward Saturday Night. NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands BUSINESS REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS VOL. 19, NO. 37 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA MARCH 9, 2012 B BSECTIONPeek Tour Features Dream Home On Dinkins BayouThe fourth home on A Peek at the Unique, the annual home tour by the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva on Saturday, March 24, will welcome Peek guests with vibrant Floridian colors and a delightful ambience that reflects the homeowners tastes, interests and love of entertaining. The homes name, La Maison Bleu, is derived from the vibrant royal blue seen in accents everywhere in striped drapes, glass drawer pulls, lamp shades, shutters, kitchen tiles and an oversized fish pillow in one bedroom. Ed and Carol Garske had already bought, remodeled and sold three homes on Sanibel and Captiva before discovering a vacant lot in The Sanctuary that offered a spectacular view of Dinkins Bayou and the space they needed to create their dream home. We rode our bikes all over the west side of Sanibel and consulted Google Earth, Ed said. When we found the lot, it wasnt even for sale. That changed, and in 2008 the couple embarked on building a three-story tribute to the location, designing top-down to afford maximum benefit to the view, and creating outdoor spaces to complement the interior. Main living quarters kitchen, study, dining and family rooms are on the top floor, where huge windows bring in the southern light. A massive porch with electrically operated hurricane screens is where the couple spend most of their time when on Sanibel. An environmental consultant, Ed shuttles between Chicago and Sanibel. This is our last house, Carol said. We will retire here. Reflecting Eds professional life, many aspects of the home are green. The kitchen island is topped with a rare composite of concrete and vivid, recycled glass. The Garskes were born in Wisconsin, and the huge porch table was custom-made from wood salvaged from an old Wisconsin barn. At the waterfront, they removed piles of dead mangroves destroyed by Hurricane Charley and today the fresh new mangroves are thriving. Carol has an eye for a stylish bargain. Furnishings, art and accessories throughout are a culmination of items from former homes, including one in Long Grove, Illinois, and treasures picked up at thrift and resale shops, including Noahs Ark, and even flea markets and eBay. Every item has its own story. Wall colors such as the island pastels in the bedrooms are duplicated from former homes. There is so much to see. On the upper continued on page 12B Koi pond in Ed and Carol Garskes island home Bottle tree on porchAnnual Charity Golf Tournament Raises $6,000The annual Blessings in a Backpack/ FISH Charity Golf Tournament was held Sunday, February 12 at Beachview Golf Club. A total of 62 golfers braved the cold windy weather to help raise money for the two charities that provide weekend nourishment to children grades K-5 in Title 1 schools who qualify for the Federal Free and Reduced Meal Program. A donation of $80 feeds a child for an entire school year. The tournament raised enough money to feed 75 children, according to Craig Albert, president of Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, who coordinated the fundraiser. A special thanks goes out to the following sponsors: Becker & Poliakoff Doc Fords Sanibel Heidrick & Company Insurance Royal Shell Real Estate Sandcastle Construction Sanibel Captiva Community Bank The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company VIP Realty Group Bistro at Beachview provided the food for the participants. The winning team was The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company: Tim Drobnyk, Skip Tutor, Gene Taylor, Jim Cairo, Branden Kelly and Jim and Barb Mulka. The winning team name is added to the traditional backpack trophy which is held by that team until the following years golf tournament. For more information on Blessings in a Backpack, contact John Nicholson at 849-3250. FISH of Sanibel and Blessings in a Backpack Inc. are both 501(c)3 non-profit organizations. John Nicholson, Craig Holston and Craig Albert

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ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 20122B Pan Roasted Mackerel with Florida Vegetables and Fine Herbs 4 to 6 seven-ounce mackerel fillets 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra for drizzling 1 large yellow squash, diced large red bell pepper, diced 1 medium onion, large diced 1 large tomato, small diced 3 cloves fresh garlic, minced 1 lemon, sliced 1 teaspoon fresh rosmary, chopped 1 teaspoon fresh oregano, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped Kosher salt, to taste Fresh ground pepper, to taste Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Preheat a large oven proof saut pan over medium high heat. Add 2 tablespoon of olive oil to the pan. Season mackerel fillets lightly with salt and pepper. Add seasoned fillets to heated pan and sear fillets on both sides. Add squash, bell pepper, onion, tomato, eggplant and garlic to pan with fish. Season vegetables with salt and pepper. Sprinkle rosemary and oregano over fish and vegetables. Place pan in oven uncovered for around 10 to 12 minutes or until fish is cooked throughout and vegetables are crisp tender. Remove from oven and garnish with chopped parsley and a drizzle of olive oil. Serve family style. Yields four to six servings Look for Fresh from Florida ingredients at your grocery store. Pan Roasted Mackerel with Florida Vegetables and Fine Herbs 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 11, BBQ chicken and ribs will be served all day, from 1 to 8 p.m. Cost is $12. Live music with Chris Coile is also featured from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. On Wednesday, March 14, a general meeting will be held starting at 6 p.m. Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 17. The Ladies Auxiliary will be serving corned beef and cabbage all day long in honor of St. Patricks Day. Every Monday night, come watch 8-Ball Pool League action at Post 123 starting at 6 p.m. Stop by and enjoy some great shootin. Texas Holdem is played every Thursday night at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. New players are always welcome. Every Friday, the Legion offers a 6 oz. ribeye steak sandwich all day and Fish Fry from 4 to 8 p.m. Stop in and try one of our half-pound burgers. Check out our daily specials and the entire menu. They serve food every day, all day long. Open to the public, American Legion Post 123 is open Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. They are located at 4249 Sanibel-Captiva Road, at mile marker 3. For more information, call 4729979. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Hortoons

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472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 SanibelSusan.com Private corner 2 bedroom w/ glass-enclosed balcony $599K nibelSusan. c om 2242 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Square #3 Susan Andrews Realtor Broker/Owner David Anderson Closing Coordinator Elise Carnes Listing Coordinator Lisa Murty Realtor Sales Associate Beach cottage on sandy lane just steps to gulf $499K Furnished pool home w/dock on deepwater canal $749K Top-floor 2 bedroom w/den, wide water views $974K Nicely updated townhousestyle half-duplex $324.9K Beach-front 2 bedroom w/ excellent income $699K 2 bedroom plus den, nature views & 2 terraces $474K Best income-producing club suite at Sundial Resort $349.9K Sanibel Arms West 2 bedroom w/new washer/dryer $399.9K Two 2 bedrooms at Seashells of Sanibel $274K & $349K Bay-front top-floor 2 bedroom w/high ceiling $299.9K 1/2+acre Sanibel Bayous near-beach lot $449K Canal-front lot in Shell Harbor, beach access too $930K Build in The Dunes on Sand Castle Rd $299K Sanibel River Estates lot w/ gulf beach access $199K ~1/3 acre Island Woods lot w/amenities $249K 1/3+acre Sanibel Highlands cul-de-sac lot $149K Remodeled walk-out faces pool/beach $699K & income East-end nightly rental at The Colony Resort $149K East-end residential lot near beach & bike paths $299K ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 20123B

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ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 20124B Island Inn A Romantic PlaceSanibels most established Inn just became Sanibels most stylish Inn. Over the past 12 months, the historic Island Inn (founded 1895) has been implementing an overall renovation program. The stylish refurbishment of its 49 cottages and rooms caught the eye of the editor of Romantic Living Magazine. So impressed with the work undertaken by nationally acclaimed interior designer, Melinda Graham, that the magazine chose to feature the Island Inns refurbishment project in a special feature, released in February on newsstands nationwide. The feature includes an article on the beauty of Sanibel Island and the old Florida charm of the Island Inn. It also displays some great photographs of the refurbishment project undertaken by Graham, an interior designer whose work has been featured in numerous publications. Graham has also appeared on television shows such as NBCs Later Today, Discovery Channels Home Matters, HGTVs The Almanac with Willard Scott, Lifetimes Our Home and Oxygens Pure Oxygen. The Island Inn commissioned Graham to redecorate and refurbish its guestrooms and cottages without losing the inns charm and rich history. The Island Inn has always had a special Sanibel charm for our guests, many of whom have been visiting for over five decades. said Chris Davison, general manager. Our goal was to refurbish the accommodations and upgrade the facilities, while ensuring our cottages and rooms retain the old Florida charm that the Island Inn has always been known for. The Island Inn sits on a 10-acre beachfront property. Portraits In Printby Jane Vos Hogg Sanibel SensationThink, if you will, of that magic moment when someone uncorks a bottle of champagne. You know... a pop and then a spray of foaming fizz... For me thats what a conversation with Sally-Jane Heit is like. Ask a simple question and shes off in all directions. Born in Brooklyn, the next to the youngest of eight children, they were evenly divided; four boys and four girls. With that many kids in the house youre guaranteed to have one tired mom and, for Sally-Jane, that meant lots of freedom to get out and go. By the time I was eight I could just get on my bike and pedal almost as far away as Jones Beach. Back then it was assumed we were safe. My mother would never have questioned it. Menses marked day one of difference. From then on I was sat upon. My mothers prime concern became the ongoing fear of most mothers of her day... out-ofwedlock pregnancy. She was taking no chances. Sally-Jane continues, Fortunately for me education was her other focus. A woman of tremendous energy, she had the remarkable gift of being able to zoom in on what each of us kids wanted to be and then to direct us to accomplish it. Can you believe it? She was the one who found the High School of Performing Arts for me. I wanted to be an actress and my mother pointed me down the perfect path. Sidney Lumet was my drama teacher there. My after high school what got a grin and then a gutsy laugh. Sally-Jane explained shed gotten a full scholarship to Bennington College in Vermont. At that time her brother, a West Point cadet, was dating girls from Bennington... whereupon he came to his mother and said absolutely not. My sister cannot go to Bennington. Its way too progressive not safe at all. Consumed with her own worries her mother sent her to Hunter College instead. Knowing that Id be home every night to sleep in my own bed gave Mom solace... and... good girl that I am, I did as I was told. Later, Neighborhood Playhouse, near the Hunter campus, provided a home away from home. It was an amazing place to study acting. As for my mother worrying about me... no problem... as long as I was in school she figured I was safe. Now I was on a new hunt. How to get away from home and stay away, SJ continued. I met Mr. Right, and brought the anointed one home to meet my mother. So far so good; soon after we were married. His entering Yale Law School was another plus. Moving to New Haven meant Id be free to continue studying drama, even working in theater. Being married to a law student meant being a wage earner so I taught both 7th and 9th graders in the local school. My what did you teach? got another giggle. Nothing much but a bit of everything. It was a liberal arts education. I took them to movies and plays and we read books and we talked about it all endlessly. Many of them stayed in touch with me for years and when I did a show there would be loads of them in the audience. A new role, motherhood, came next for the frustrated actress. She had three daughters, all really close in age, and for 15 years tremendous amounts of her energy were spent studying that script. Her husband got his law degree and, according to his spouse, did what all lawyers do... moved to Washington, DC. What a horror. Back in the 1960s as far as I was concerned DC was a cultural wasteland. It was long before the Kennedys came to town. Stages, theater, there was none of that. But summer stock, all up and down the east coast, was alive and well. Once the school year was over the theaterloving mom was free to tour the straw hat circuit. Kids, dog, cats, parakeets... they were all jammed into the car and off theyd go. Maybe I wasnt the perfect mother, determined to pursue my own passions but hey, all these years later the statute of limitations on guilts has set me free. Once the girls were out of the house and off on their own Sally-Jane re-located. Theater, with all its possibilities, meant New York. Not really a late bloomer, better said a late achiever... by the time she was 50 shed made it to Broadway. Eventually she and her husband realized they werent right for each other and, though remaining good friends, they divorced. And now her acting, dancing and singing credits include theater, Broadway on and off, film, TV and cabaret. She winters here in Sanibel and summers up in the Berkshires. Lucky listeners can hear her gutsy growl when she sings with Island Jazz Sundays in season at the BIG ARTS Boler garden and those even more fortunate might be able to catch her March 24 at The Sanctuary where shell be performing Before I Forget... A Memoir with Music for an SCCF benefit evening. Whats that show about? In her own words the absurdity of life. Will she ever stop working I wonder. My mouth and smile are too big to stop. I want to be like the actor who dropped dead on the stage in the middle of a performance. Retiring isnt a word in my vocabulary.

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5B ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 2012Ding 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 SanibelRealEstateMarket.comJohn R. Wood Island Real Estate inc.Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com

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ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 20126B ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE Kathleen Papaleo President Mark OBrien General Manager Susan Barnes Personal Lines Gina Loeber Agent 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472-3022 Summer is over and its time to enjoy those beautiful winter days in Paradise. Have an insurance question? Call our office today for a new Auto quote. SanibelRealEstateMarket.comJohn R. Wood Island Real Estate inc. Michael P. Miller CPA, P.L.CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTSANIBELS LOCAL FULL-SERVICE CPA FIRM TAX RETURNS BOOKKEEPING AUDITS & REVIEWSOFFICE NOW OPEN ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS2340 Periwinkle Way, Suite J-2 www.sanibelcaptivacpa.com mpmillercpacam@comcast.net O 239.472.1323 C 239.896.7752 Dorsey Featured At WOW SeminarOn February 28, the Women Opportunity Wealth (WOW) seminar staged at The Sanctuary Golf Club, sponsored by The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, featured Pat Dorsey as the guest speaker. Dorsey, vice chairman and director of research and strategy at the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, appears regularly on Bloomberg TV, Fox TV and CNBC, is the author of two books, The Five Rules for Successful Stock Investing and The Little Book that Builds Wealth. He has been quoted in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, The New York Times and Bloomberg Business Week. Adria Starkey, president of the Naples Trust Company, also attended the seminar whose theme was From Macro To Micro: What do you really need to know to make sound investment decisions. Betty Abbott and Lena Brown Adria Starkey and Pat Dorsey 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 United Way Extends Fundraising CampaignUnited Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades has extended its 2011-12 fundraising campaign, to allow time to raise the $300,000 needed to reach the $8,030,533 goal. The Board of Directors recognizes it is in the best interest of our community to extend the campaign, said Joe Catti, United Way board chair and president of FineMark National Bank and Trust. It is critical to fully fund the programs of our 70 partner agencies that help more than 300,000 Lee, Hendry and Glades residents each year. For the last 18 years, United Way has met or exceeded its annual campaign goal. Based on our communitys incredible track record of caring and giving, United Way firmly believes that everyone will step up to help us meet the goal, said Cliff Smith, United Way president. Although short of the goal, the campaign has been successful: many employees have significantly increased their payroll-deduction pledges; several companies conducted first-time campaigns; and the number of donors making gifts of $1,000 or more has increased. The number of people in our community who need help also is increasing. United Way 211, the help line for referral to health and social services, receives 4,000 calls a month, more than double the number of calls received before the economic downturn. The 13 United Way Houses, which serve as satellite locations for human service agencies, are seeing double the number of clients. United Way agencies provide food for hungry families through tens of thousands of meals at food pantries, meals delivered to the homebound and students backpacks filled with nutritious weekend meals. They also provide shelter for the abused, respite for Alzheimers caregivers, free or reduced-cost health care for children and adults, a healthy start for babies and toddlers, lessons for those who need to master English, and many other programs and services. To learn more or to contribute to the 2011-12 campaign, call 433-2000 or visit www.unitedwaylee.org.

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ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 20128B Around The Islands With AnneLongtime Island Fitness Coach Opens Personal Training Studioby Anne MitchellIf you are seeking a fitness program thats focused solely on you and takes place by appointment in a serene setting without distraction, consider Sanibel Fitness by Meta. Longtime fitness coach Meta Goodwin Roth and her husband Dave Roth have opened what they call a lifestyle enhancement studio in The Promenade. We have soft music, a water feature, and a calm and soothing atmosphere, said Meta Roth. Working out should not be stressful. There is no membership fee for the studio. Roth says as well as individual appointments, clients can go duo, which brings down the cost. The second person pays half. She will also lead Pilates sessions for groups of up to five people. Also working at the studio is personal trainer Ginger Brian. Centerpiece of the new studio is a multi-station Vectra VX48, nicknamed The Boler Beast after John Boler, who donated it to the Roths on behalf of his family and Il Cielo Italian Restaurant. The Vectra takes the place of a studio full of equipment, said Roth, former owner/operator of the Sanibel Fitness Center. Boler, 77, has been working out with Roth twice a week for 17 years. His regime includes free weights, the Bosu Ball, bands and tubes as well as the many movements that are possible on the Vectra. He tried out the Vectra for the first time last week and talked about his philosophy on exercise, which he continues at the Y when he returns to Chicago for the summer. He said hes a big proponent of exercise and knows the value of resistance, balance and strength training for older people to help avoid falls and fractures that can mean disaster for many. Boler said Roth beats me up and gives him a thorough workout, keeping a chart of his progress. It can be a lot of fun, he added. The studio also has a full complement of Joseph Pilates equipment the Barrel, the Wunda Chair, the Cadillac and the Reformer, each capable of 25 to 50 different Pilates movements. Theres also TRX suspension equipment, offering core strength training, which is the basis of good physical health. Roth wants her former clients to also know that Didgee is back! Didgee is her 7-year-old longhaired Chihuahua who returns as official greeter. Hes known for giving an assist to his favorites while they pump iron or do exercises. Roth is a Master Certified Fitness Practitioner and a Certified Rehabilitation Specialist. She is an international high endurance cyclist, an Ironman triathlete nd a marathon runner. She has a contract with the City of Sanibel to operate various classes at the Sanibel Recreation Center. Check out the new studio on Wednesday, March 14 when the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting. All are invited. Sanibel Fitness by Meta is at 695 Tarpon Bay Road in The Promenade, phone 395-5334 or www.sanibelfitnessbymeta.com. Il Cielo will hold a series of wine classes in March and April with Master Sommelier Ron Edwards. Fundamentally Wine: Becoming Your Own Judge Of Quality is on Thursday, March 15 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The introduction class costs $39 per person. A class on Italian regions, Legend and Lore of Piemonte Italy, will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Participants will taste six vintages that show the range of wines from this region; cost $49 per person. On Thursday, April 12 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Edwards will again host the fundamental introduction followed at 3 p.m. by Tuscany Italy, titled More than Chianti; cost $49 per person. For reservations, call 472-5555. LIVE ON THE ISLANDS The Stone Crab A Shrimp & Seafood House features Danny Morgan & Friends on Wednesdays and Buckeye Ken on Saturday. The restaurant is at 2761 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, phone 472-0305. Cips Place has live music from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday with Jimmy G on steel drums. Steve Scooter Reynolds performs Thursday and Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. Cips is at 2055 Periwinkle Way. Phone 472-0223. Traditions on the Beach has live music Thursday through Saturday, featuring Joe McCormick, Marvilla Marzan and Barbara Smith. There are periodic jazz nights on Wednesdays. The restaurant is at the Island Inn, 3111 West Gulf Drive, phone 4724559. The Jacaranda has entertainment nightly from 7 to 11 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, various artists are featured. On Sunday, its Jamaica Dave & Co., reggae and dance; Monday, Renata, jazz, contemporary music and dance; Tuesday, Steve Scooter Reynolds, accoustic guitar, contemporary music and dance; Wednesday, Buckeye Ken, contemporary, Top 40 and blues; Thursday, 2 Hot, contemporary, reggae and dance. The Jacaranda is at 1223 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-1771. Traders features music by Chris Workman Wednesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. and Danny Morgan and Friends on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. Traders is at 1551 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-7242. Chips Sanibel Steakhouse features Michael David playing light classical guitar on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The steakhouse is at 1473 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-5700. The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn, Captiva has entertainment Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Crab races are Mondays and Thursdays with the family show at 5:30 p.m. and grownup races at 9 p.m. The Crows Nest is at 15951 Captiva Drive, phone 472-5161. The Island Cow on Periwinkle Way has live entertainment from 6 to 9:30 p.m. nightly. The line-up: Monday, Dan Confrey; Tuesday, Jeff Key; Wednesday, Ken Wasiniak; Thursday, Diana Lynn; Friday, Greg Watts; Saturday, Diana Lynn; and Sunday, Ken Wasiniak. Phone 4720606. RC Otters, 11506 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, has live music daily with dining inside and out, phone 395-1142. Restaurant owners/managers, please e-mail or fax your entertainment schedule to Anne Mitchell at islandsuncity@ aol.com or 395-2299. Meta Roth spots client John Boler on the TRX suspension equipment From left, Ginger Brian, Meta Goodwin Roth and Dave Roth at Sanibel Fitness by Meta 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. John Boler tries out The Boler Beast, a Vectra VX48 multi-station workout center, as Roth checks his chart Meta Roth gets encouragement from Didgee as she uses the Pilates Cadillac

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Tennis Place C35 2 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. Gorgeous 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. 3861 Coquina Dr.Brand 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. 9319 Kincaid Ct. Chuck Bergstrom Chuck Bergstrom Buying, Selling or just want to chat... Buying, Selling or just want to chat... $255,000 $729,000 $629,000 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. 476 Las Tiendas Ln. 4203 Dingman Dr. Island Resident, RE/MAX Award Winning Realtor Office: 239.472.2311, Toll Free: 800.388.2311 Chuck@ChuckBergstrom.com, www.ChuckBergstrom.com 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! Fabulous 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 Bergstrom $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. Bright 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 $625,000 $599,000 $2,595,000557 N. Yachtsman Dr. Sandalfoot 3D1 An Island Resident Specializing in Island Properties An Island Resident Specializing in Island Properties Talk to Chuck! Talk to Chuck!ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 20129B

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ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 201210B Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellThis past week, the SanibelCaptiva Rotary Club had the privilege of presenting two $1,000 checks to two outstanding non-profit organizations within our Southwest Community. Accepting for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Fort Myers was Greg Gardner and accepting for the Sanibel Bicycle Clubs Trails In Motion campaign was Patty Sousa. Our Rotary club is proud to support these organizations. Sousa brought attention to another project she is deeply passionate about, the 5th annual Sanibel Bike Collection Drive. The drive started in 2007, when Sanibel resident Terry Igo was working with Father Patrick OConnor from Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Immokalee. When Igo asked him what the Immokalee community could really use, the answer was bicycles. Bicycles are a highly prized item in Immokalee. Most of the field workers do not drive, and must travel around town on foot. A bicycle provides a mode of transportation for shopping, running errands, getting to work and even visiting with friends and family. Igo made a few calls to friends on the island, namely Annie Natscheim of Soon Come Contract Hauling, Patty Sousa of the Sanibel Bicycle Club, and Billy Kirkland of Billys Bikes and the collection drive got motion. In the first three years, 290 bikes were collected on Sanibel and delivered to Immokalee. The bikes are now being distributed by Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA). In March of last year the group delivered 130 bikes. Another 40 bikes were donated to RCMA by the City of Sanibel from the citys abandoned or unclaimed bike inventory. Sousa said, New to the program this year, the group is working with the social worker at FISH (Friends In Service Here) clients here on the island and with Yvonne Hill, a Sanibel resident and executive director of the Cultural Heritage Center, for an urban garden project in Dunbar. Bikes were also delivered directly to three children on the Sanibel, just before Christmas last year. You can make a difference by donating a used bicycle to an organization that will find a person in need. Upcoming Rotary club speakers: March 9 Chauncey Goss on Government Budgets; March 16 Steve Agius, representing the Wheelchair Foundation; March 23 Rotary Study Exchange Group from South Korea; March 30 Sam Tucker, Packard Foundation. 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. Joel Ospa, Patty Sousa and Lee Almas Joel Ospa, Greg Garner, Lee Almas and Adair Heath 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

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SANCTUARY BAY VIEWSBay View Estate Size, 19 rooms, 5BR, 5.5BTH, chefs kitchen, wine room, library, on Sanctuarys 4th fairway with beautiful views of Pine Island Sound.$2,595,000 5743 BALTUSROL CTMarch 17th & 23rd 9am 12pm Sanctuary Villa 3BR/3.5BA + den. Dramatic views. Over 3,100 sqft. Fantastic pool & patio.$1,549,0002429 WULFERT ROADMarch 15th & 21st 1pm 4pm Lake front 4BR/4.5BA. Newly remodeled gourmet kitchen, wet bar w/ wine cooler.$1,495,000 2749 WULFERT ROADMarch 16th & 20th 9am 12pm Fully furnished villa, 3BR/3.5BA with seperate guest suite. Lake front over 18th fairway.$1,045,000 5675 BALTUSROL CT #2AMarch 15th, 21st, & 23rd 9am 12pm Fully furnished Heron condo. 2BR/2.5BA + den. All new appliances, A/C. Great views.$629,900 5675 BALTUSROL CT #3BMarch 14th, 16th, & 22nd 9am 12pm Top oor Heron with fantastic views of lakes 2BR/2.5BA + den.$609,000 2633 WULFERT RD #3March 17th 9am 12pm & March 21st 1pm 4pmCompletely furnished golf village 2BR/2.5BA. Sunset views over lake & golf course.$540,000 PENTHOUSE IBISStunning views from top oor 2BR, 2BTH Ibis Condo. Beautifully furnished. 10 ft coffered ceilings, marble master bath, single car garage.$399,900 5789 BALTUSROL CT #A201March 14th, 20th & 24th 9am 12pm Beautifully furnished 2BR/2BA 10 ceilings. Marble master bath. Glass enclosed lanai.$385,000 PENDING OPEN HOUSE OPEN HOUSE OPEN HOUSE OPEN HOUSE OPEN HOUSE OPEN HOUSE OPEN HOUSE OPEN HOUSE OPEN HOUSE OPEN HOUSE OPEN HOUSE OPEN HOUSE OPEN HOUSE OPEN HOUSE Sanctuary Parade of Homes Sanctuary Parade of Homes11B ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 2012

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ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 201212B Sanibel East: Tropical Oasis with direct Gulf Access, 3 bed / 3.5 bath, private beach access. $ 1,795,000 Sanibel: Attention investors! Recent remodeled retail space on the Islands East End, 3 units on 15,919 sq.ft. $ 1,399,000 Fort Myers: This magnificent two-level, 6 bed / 5 bath masterpiece offers the ultimate in elegant living on 1+ acre. $ 1,950,000 Captiva: Exquisite condominium in Lands End within the South Seas Island Resort, 2 bed / 2 bath. $ 1,299,000 Thomas Hopf 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 Sanibel, FL 33957 Tel.: 239-472-0044 www.engelvoelkers.com/sanibel ...Paradise Found! ...Paradise Found!Scan Code to View Property Details Instantly!...Eric Pfeifer CIPS, CRS, GRI, Broker-OwnerPfeifer Realty Group, LLC (239) 472-0004Eric@PfeiferRealtyGroup.com www.PfeiferRealtyGroup.com www.1086SandCastleRoad.comSurrounded by gardens & splashed with Caribbean color, this tropical 3/2 Dunes retreat is a must see! $544,000 Sanibel Sanibel Real Estate Is... Real Estate Is... From page 1BPeek Tourporch, a bottle tree sculpture, packed with multi-hued (now empty) wine bottles brought by guests, sparkles in morning sunshine and, at night, glows with fairy lights. On the lower level a peaceful koi pond with a low-energy circulatory system is encircled with orchids and bromeliads. The plump fish swim securely in their screened, wildlife-protected environment. Tickets are still available for $65 each by calling 1-888-891-4689 or sending an e-mail to zontapeektickets@gmail.com. Up to and including Peek day, those wishing to support the clubs work can purchase raffle tickets for $10 each for an array of exciting prizes, on sale outside Baileys General Store during March, at the Sanibel Island Farmers Market on Sunday, March 18 or from any club member. 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. Blue chairs on floating dock 18th Annual Childrens Education Center Of The Islands Spring FestivalOn Saturday, April 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Childrens Education Center of the Islands will hold its annual Spring Festival at Sanibel City Park. The festival begins with an Easter egg hunt by age group, free and open to the public, sponsored by the Bank of the Islands. Games, crafts and contests start at 10:30 a.m. Activities will include pony rides, a bounce house, giant slide, sack races, face painting, arts and crafts and much more. There will also be live music and food. The cost is $10 for unlimited fun. As a special attraction, the Easter Bunny will be available for pictures. All proceeds go to support the Childrens Education Center of the Islands. The Childrens Education Center of the Islands are getting ready for their Spring Festival Wiener Dog DerbyThe 3rd annual Florida Wiener Dog Derby will be held on Saturday, March 24 at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers. Pre-race ceremonies begin at 10:45 a.m. and the races commence at 11 a.m. This will be a fun-filled family day with vendors, dog demonstrations, entertainment and activities. A new event, the Wiener Wannabe Race will be debuted. All leashed dogs are welcome. There is no fee for admission but there is a $5 Lee County parking fee. Race registration is available online at www.floridawienerdogderby.com. Prospective vendors and sponsors can visit the website or contact Donna Ellis at donna@floridawienerdogderby.com. The Florida Wiener Dog Derby, Inc. is a non-profit organization devoted to the support of local animal welfare organizations. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com

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Mary Bondurant 239-839-3633 Fred Bondurant 239-281-5356 BondurantRealtyGroup.comMary Cell: 239.839.3633 Fred Cell: 239.281.5356 Scan With Your Phone See us on Facebook at See us on Facebook at facebook.com/bondurantrealtygroup facebook.com/bondurantrealtygroup 2230 Camino Del Mar Unit 2D2Classic Sanibel charm is what you will nd at this Oceans Reach condo. 2BD/BA with amazing views of the Gulf of Mexico. The layout makes this condo a hot item for weekly rentals. Impact restistant window and world class contruction makes this a very sound investment!O ered at $789,000 888 South Town & RiverNewly remodeled, this ground level, 4BD pool home is highlighted by panoramic water views. From the moment you open the door, you are greeted by its bright, airy, open oor plan. New kitchen with granite, 3 car garage. A must see!O ered at $430,00016312 Willowcrest WayBeautiful 3BD/2BA Andover Villa home in the Lexington Country Club Community. Overlooks the 10th fairway with extended 2 car garage, hurricane shutters, plus so much more.O ered at $388,800 2840 West Gulf Drive Unit #6A remodeled 2 bedroom, 2 bath, larger top oor corner unit with enclosed lanai for additional living space and a screened enclosed front porch with laundry in unit. This unit is ready for a new owner to enjoy tennis, shu eboard, pool, a day at the beach followed by a barbecue with friends. Or use as an investment, on site rental program with 3 day minimum.O ered at $359,000 Sanibel Seashells Unit #26Enjoy a short walk to the beach, from this 2BD/BA beautifully decorated corner unit with impact resistant doors and windows. Relax at the beach or by the pool, play tennis, grill or enjoy this quaint complex from your screened porch!O ered at $274,0001331 Sand CastleThis 3BD/2.5 BA home in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Community o ers serene lake views. With a oversized living room, vaulted ceilings, remodeled kitchen and a porch overlooking the pool. It is the ultimate in Sanibel living!O ered at $749,000 1430 Sandpiper Panoramic water views welcome you when you enter this special Dunes duplex home. Remodeled with three baths, three bedrooms, re sprinkler system, hurricane rated opening protection and large open deck overlooking Horseshoe Lake on a private cul de sac.O ered at $446,225 480 Peachtree RdModern, open 3 bedroom pool home, just minutes from the beach. Each bedroom includes a private deck. Located in a quiet, peaceful corner of the island.O ered at $549,000 UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT9020 Mockingbird Dr.Dunes Golf and Tennis Community 3BR/2BA pool home on 12th fairway. Gorgeous views of golf greens and lake. Open oor plan. A must see!O ered at $725,000 ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 201213B

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ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 201214B Discount Tickets For Twins Vs. PiratesThe Minnesota Twins are offering discounted reserved seat tickets for their Saturday, March 31 home game at Hammond Stadium vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates. The special ticket price is $19 per seat, a savings of $5. To purchase tickets, call 1-800-33-TWINS and mention promo code Chamber or bring the above coupon to the Hammond Stadium Box Office, at the Lee County Sports Complex on Six Mile Cypress Parkway in Fort Myers, at least 24 hours before the game. Canterbury School Cougar Golf ClassicThe Inaugural Canterbury Cougar Athletic Club Golf Classic will take place on Sunday, May 6, at The Colony Golf & Bay Club in Bonita Springs. This private 18-hole course was designed by U.S. Open Champion Jerry Pate. Presented by title sponsor Dr. Peter J. Curcione, the modified scramble with four-person teams begins with registration and a continental breakfast at 8 a.m. and a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Anyone making a hole in one at the designated hole will win a new Chevy Equinox. Participants receive: complementary beverages, continental breakfast and lunch. Prizes will be awarded on all par 3 and par 5 holes and for the putting contest. More than $1,000 in prize money will be awarded. Entry fee is $150 per person or a foursome for $500. The school is seeking sponsorships ranging from $100 to $1,500. The tourney includes an auction and raffle with many items including an annual golf membership to Quail West. Proceeds will benefit athletes at Canterbury School. Register sat www.canterburyfortmyers.org/golf or call Canterbury School at 481-4323. Red Sox Outline Plans For Inaugural GamesThe Boston Red Sox has outlined plans for this weekends inaugural games at JetBlue Park at Fenway South, starting with Saturdays college exhibition games featuring Northeastern University and Boston College, followed by Sundays Grapefruit League season opener between the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins. Gates will open two hours before the start of all games at JetBlue Park throughout the entire Spring Training season. Fans with tickets to the Northeastern game starting at 2:35 p.m. will be able to enter the ballpark for Saturdays college doubleheader starting at 12:35 p.m. Fans attending the 7:05 p.m. game with Boston College are asked to arrive at the ballpark starting at 5:05 p.m. For Sundays 1:35 p.m. game against the Twins, gates will open starting at 11:35 a.m. with the Red Sox scheduled to take batting practice at 11:00 a.m., followed by the Twins batting practice. SPORTS QUIZ1. In 2010, Milwaukees Ryan Braun became the fth player in major-league history to hit at least 125 home runs and post at least a .300 average in his rst four seasons. Name two of the other four. 2. Who was the last National League player to have at least 30 home runs and 30 errors in the same season? 3. How many times have Army, Navy and Air Force all played in a football bowl game in the same season? 4. Who held the record for most 3-point eld goals made in an NBA Finals game before Ray Allen hit eight in a game in 2010? 5. Who played the most games in his NHL career without ever making the Stanley Cup playoffs? 6. When was the last time before 2011 that New Zealand won the Rugby World Cup? 7. Who was the rst non-American female golfer to win the LPGA Championship?1. Joe DiMaggio, Chuck Klein, Albert Pujols and Ted Williams. 2. Pedro Guerrero of the Los Angeles Dodgers, in 1983. 3. Once, in 2010. 4. Kenny Smith (1995), Scottie Pippen (1997) and Allen (2008) each had seven 3-pointers in an NBA Finals game. 5. Guy Charron played in 734 games without a postseason appearance. 6. It was 1987. 7. Canadas Sandra Post, in 1968. ANSWERS ...Paradise Found! ...Paradise Found!Scan Code to View Property Details Instantly!...Eric Pfeifer CIPS, CRS, GRI, Broker-OwnerPfeifer Realty Group, LLC (239) 472-0004Eric@PfeiferRealtyGroup.com www.PfeiferRealtyGroup.com 5864 Pine Tree DriveCaribbean spa inspired 3/3.5 island retreat on Dinkins Bayou offers unparalleled shing & sophisticated style & design! $899,000 Sanibel Sanibel Real Estate Is... Real Estate Is... SanibelRealEstateMarket.comJohn R. Wood Island Real Estate inc. Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom Securities o ered through Securities America, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC Rick Zurbriggen, Registered Representative. Advisory services o ered through Securities America Advisors, Inc., Rick Zurbriggen, Investment Advisor Representative. Zurbriggen Financial and the Securities America companies are not a liated.

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15B ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 2012Newest Sports Venue; The Florida Tarpons Of The Ultimate Indoor Football League by Ed FrankAlthough this is the busiest time of the year for professional sports as tens of thousands of fanatic baseball fans have flocked here to watch the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins in spring training, Andrew Haines and Michael Taylor ambitiously launch another effort this weekend for the sports dollar. Haines and Taylor are owners of the new Florida Tarpons of the Ultimate Indoor Football League that play their first game tonight, Friday, at Germain Arena against the Mississippi Hound Dogs. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. Although two other indoor football teams have failed here in recent years, including the Florida Firecats that competed from 2001-2009 in the now defunct arenafotball2 league, Taylor said at a media briefing last week he is confident that the Tarpons will be successful. He said more than 1,000 season tickets already had been sold. The young Ultimate Indoor Football League expanded to 10 teams this year with each team playing 11 games stretching from March to June. Florida will compete in the leagues southern division consisting of the Lakeland Raiders, the Rome (Georgia) Rampage, Eastern Kentucky Drillers and Mississippi. The northern division includes the Cincinnati Commandos, Erie (Pennsylvania) Explosion, Johnstown Generals, Marion (Ohio) Blue Racers and the Western Pennsylvania Sting. If the leagues first game was any indication, you can expect wide-open explosive offenses as was the case in previous indoor football contests. The Erie Explosion defeated the Western Pennsylvania Sting 81-7 in that initial contest. To attract fans to the cavernous 7,128-seat Germain Arena, Haines and head coach Taylor, a co-founder of the league, have priced tickets reasonably with singlegame tickets as low as $7 and season packages starting at $42 for the seven-game home schedule. The schedule is sprinkled with bye weeks as following tonights home opener, the Tarpons do not play again until March 25 when the Lakeland Raiders come here. Both Haines and Taylor have been owners and partners in numerous sports ventures over the years, some successful and some not, and you have to admire their courage to start another professional team here in the midst of spring training and while the Florida Everblades hockey season is still in progress. The owners were finalizing the team roster this week a roster that likely will include local talent, veterans of the old arenafootball2 and former college players. Tickets are available at the Germain box office and by calling 225-6374. Everblades on Crucial Seven-Game Road Trip The next two weeks are crucial to the post-season hopes of the Florida Everblades hockey team as they depart on a seven-game eastern swing facing Wheeling, Trenton, Reading and Elmira. Winning two of three home games last week against North Division leader Kalamazoo, Florida improved their season record to 29-23-2 and moved within four points of third-place South Carolina in the ECHL South Division. The Everblades do not return home to Germain Arena until March 21 when they host South Carolina for three games that week. Spring Training Home Baseball SchedulesMinnesota Twins Hammond Stadium Lee County Sports Complex Thursday, March 8 Tampa Rays; 1:05 p.m. Friday, March 9 St. Louis Cardinals; 1:05 p.m. Sunday, March 11 New York Yankees; 1:05 p.m. Tuesday, March 13 Toronto Blue Jays; 1:05 p.m. Thursday, March 15 Pittsburgh Pirates; 1:05 p.m. Friday, March 16 Baltimore Orioles; 1:05 p.m. Boston Red Sox JetBlue Park at Fenway South Friday, March 9 Pittsburgh Pirates; 7:05 p.m. Saturday, March 10 Tampa Rays; 7:05 p.m. Monday, March 12 Miami Marlins; 1:35 p.m. Thursday, March 15 St. Louis Cardinals; 2:35 p.m. Friday, March 16 Minnesota Twins; 7:05 p.m. An Independent Registered Investment AdvisorSecurities Offered Through Member FINRA/SIPCWill you outlive your money, or will your money outlive you?In todays uncertain economic times, are you on track to reach and maintain nancial independence? What strategies should you use to help minimize the impact of the volatile economy on your retirement plan? Can your plan provide lifetime income? A comprehensive na ncial plan should always be complemented by a comprehensive estate and asset protection plan. Attend one of these complimentary seminars to nd out what you need to knowand what you might need to do now. Reservations are required. Please call 239-936-6300 to reserve your seat today.Scott White, CFP, ChFC, CLU President, Scott White Advisors Joshua O. Dorcey, Esq. Managing Member, e Dorcey Law Firm, PLCCOMPLIMENTARY SEMINARe opinions and Services of Joshua O. Dorcey, Esq. and e Dorcey Law Firm, PLC are independent of Raymond James.Thursday, March 22, 9:30 11:30 a.m. OR Wednesday, March 28, 9:30 11:30 a.m.

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ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 201216B BAYOU ELEGANCE Only the Best Close to Bowmans Beach with tranquil lake views, this open and bright 4 br, 4 ba Old Florida home with over 3000 sq ft o ers Sanibel living the way it used to be. Expanded great room and large kitchen, high ceilings, lots of storage, heated pool/spa and tropical landscape add to its appeal. Impeccably maintained and upgraded. Call for info. Great value at $779,000. Dave & Judy Osterholt 239 823-2146 dosterholt@viprealty.com BAYOU ELEGANCE PGA TipsGolf Shots That Go Against The Windby Matt Oakley, PGA Golf ProfessionalWe have all heard the phrase When its breezy, swing easy. This is a great tip but does not tell the entire story of how to hit effective shots into the wind. Here are a few more suggestions: Tee Height Many people will tell you to tee the ball low to hit a low shot. I disagree. Teeing the ball low produces a steeper angle of approach, which results in more spin which tends to make shots rise against the wind. So, tee the ball higher against the wind to reduce spin and swing with a shallow angle of attack. Ball Position Again, many people will say to play the ball further back in the stance to hit it low. While this is sound advice, I do not recommend going too far back as it also creates a descending blow into the ball, which creates spin and makes the ball actually go higher. I say to play the ball in the middle of the stance for full shots at most into the wind. Club Selection If the shot requires 7-iron length for you, play a 5-iron and choke down an inch or so. The 5-iron has much less loft and that will make it go lower than altering your swing. Three-Quarter Swing Length & Speed To reduce spin, take a threequarter length backswing and finish. Then, take a three-quarter speed swing. Hands Lead The Club Head Through Impact Concentrate on having the hands lead the club head into impact. The hands-ahead position at impact delofts the club and makes it fly lower. I hear the phrase punch shot a lot and I do not like it. That makes me think of a sharp blow into the ball and that will create a lot of spin which makes the ball go higher. Dunes Nifty NinersThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Nifty Niners announced the event results from Thursday, March 1. Format: Throw out the worst 2 holes. Flight 1 1st Janice McNeal 15 2nd Lesley Simmons 18 Maureen OBrien Flight 2 1st Judy Yenkole 10 2nd Sue Altum 13 Flight 3 1st Pat Haggerty 21 Scorecard Playoff 2nd Judy Evans 21 Peggy Hogg Chip-ins/birdies Roberta Rohl (Hole #2) Chip-in Kay Wightman (Hole #3) Chip-in Sue Norpell (Hole #2) Birdie/ chip-in Dunes Mens GolfThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club announced the Mens Golf Association event results from Wednesday, February 29. Format: Individual Points Quota Flight #1 (HCP Range 7.5 28.3) 1st Bruce McLaughlin +7 2nd Noel Davis +6 3rd Gordon Rains +5 Flight #2 (HCP Range 19.2 21.5) 1st Allen Larson +11 2nd Bob Schoen +7 3rd Don Weymouth +6 Flight #3 (HCP Range 22.0 24.5) 1st Roy Brodersen +8 2nd Sandy Cortopassi +6 3rd Jack Roberts +6 Flight #4 (HCP Range 25.3 31.5) 1st Tim ONeill +10 2nd Don Sikkema +7 3rd Joe Burns +6 Indicates results based on a scorecard playoff. February 29 Mens Interclub Qualifier Results Verandah Golf Club Interclub Qualifiers Bruce McLaughlin +6 Bob Schoen +5 Dave Jones +4 Olivier Perrotte +3 Joe Raboy +3 Gordon Rains +3 Jim Boughton +1 Bill Hotchkiss +1 Dave Blue -1 Bob Kent -1 Ron Leavitt -2 Alternates Phil Pilibosian -3 Russell Broadwell -9 Norbert Kunz -9 Dunes Mens Golf Member Guest Event ResultsThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club announced the Mens Golf Association Member-Guest event results from Friday March 2 and Saturday March 3. Format: 1 gross and net better balls of 2 Gross 1st Bill Hotchkiss 136 David Oie 2nd Felix Cucuru 146 Mel Wood 3rd Rocky Cantalupo 147 Kevin McCune Net 1st Jack Pagel 113 Bill Arons 2nd Terry Finzen 115 Jeffrey Finzen 3rd Douglas Mallon 116 Bill Tumber 4th Gary Bello 117* Paul Gaeta 5th Al Lane 117)* Jim Duffy 6th Dave Blue 117* Kurt Anderson 7th Tom August 119 Mickey Ciriello Indicates a scorecard playoff. Family Owned and Operated Trusted Service Specialists (239) 472-3033 1213 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 Fax: (239) 472-3439 Electric Repair, Installation & Upgrade Dock Lighting, Ceiling Fans & Much more Located on Island Fastest Response Time! Fully-trained, Expert Service Engineers State Certified Contractor EC0001147 Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com

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ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 201217B 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 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. SCCF To Host Annual Tennis TournamentThe Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation is holding its 20th Annual Tennis Tournament at The Dunes Pavel-Blackwood Tennis Academy on the weekend of March 31 to April 1. One of the islands premier tennis tournaments, the format is doubles team competition with first round consolation; winners advance to the finals. The tournament opens with a cocktail party on Friday, March 30 at SCCF, with food being catered by Leslie Adams Catering. Play begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, continuing on Sunday, April 1 with semi-finals and finals. The categories are Mens, Womens and Mixed Doubles, and all league players will compete at team level of the highestranked partner. Non-league players will be placed at USTA rating and/or at the discretion of The Dunes Director of Tennis Operations. If three or fewer teams enter a category, they will be placed with the nearest appropriate category and will play a double elimination round. For questions or to sign up, call Diane Limeri at The Dunes Pavel-Blackwood Tennis Academy at 472-3522. We are pleased to welcome Francis Bailey as this years lead tournament sponsor and FineMark National Bank & Trust as the sponsor of the Friday night cocktail party. All entrants will receive tournament T-shirts, and first place winners and finalists will receive an etched glass piece created by Lucas Century. Breakfast and lunch will be served on Saturday, and there will be a brunch on Sunday. If you would like to be a tournament sponsor, call Warren Schwab at 3958774 or Lisa Newmeyer-Cochrane at 472-8875. Tournament proceeds benefit SCCFs General Operating Fund. 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 Sanibel 8-Ball Pool LeagueBall Busters Extend LeadLed by four wins by Rich Ennis over Jeff Brown, Bunts Ball Busters scored a 12-4 victory over Sandycappers to move three games in front of Bathroom Magic in the race for first place League honors. The Odd Balls held the Magic team to an 11-5 mark. This Monday and Tuesday are the last nights of League play. Bathroom Magic takes on Chalk & Awe and Bunts Ball Busters plays Fresh Legion Crew. Both matches start at 6 p.m. Fresh Legion Crew Captain Gator Gates posted three resounding wins over Sanibel Cafs Pete Mindel to push his team to a 9-7 victory over Sanibel Caf. His teammate, Pattee Frank, again showed the boys some fine form as she easily dispatched a stunned Butch Bouchard two straight games before easing off and letting him save face by letting him win the last two games. The Leagues year-end double elimination tournament will be held at the American Legion on Monday, March 19 starting at 6 p.m. Only League players who have shot 20 games or more during the Leagues 21-week season are eligible to play. To date, 23 contestants have paid their $20 entry fees. StandingTeam Name WonLost FirstBunts Ball Busters 23684 SecondBathroom Magic 23387 ThirdOdd Balls 175145 FourthSanibel Caf 152168 FifthFresh Legion Crew 138182 SixthSandycappers 132188 SeventhChalk & Awe 113191 EighthGeorge & Wendys 85219SANIBEL 8-BALL POOL LEAGUE 2012 Standings through March 5 Bunts Ball Busters12Sandycappers4 Bathroom Magic11Odd Balls5 Sanibel Caf9Fresh Legion Crew7 Chalk & Awe*George & Wendys* Chalk & Awe vs. George & Wendys (postponed)

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ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 201218B LET US ASSIST YOU WITH ALL ASPECTS OF PROPERTY OWNERSHIP. ROYALSHELLPROPERTYMGMT.COMASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT239-395-9111PROPERTY WATCH SERVICES Property Management239-472-2792LEASEONSANIBEL.COMCOMMERCIAL PROPERTIES FOR LEASE Sanibel Promenade: 695 Tarpon Bay Road O ce 740 & 1,480 sq. ft. e Village Shops: 2340 Periwinkle Way Retail/O ce 500-800 sq.ft. Town Center: 2496 Palm Ridge Road Retail/O ce/Take-out Unit C 1,000 sq.ft. SanibelIona Schoolhouse: 15951 McGregor Blvd. O ce 1,350 sq.ft. Annex at Sunset Plaza: 10801 Sunset Plaza Circle O ce/Warehouse 1,802 sq.ft. Fort Myers Kelly Road/San Carlos: 11575 Marshwood Lane O ce/Warehouse 8,000 sq.ft. Beachview Mens Golf And A Special Hole In Onesubmitted by Jack TukeyOn Tuesday February 28 the Beachview Men played a variable better ball format. The winning foursome got a special thrill on the 6th hole when Bob Ritchlin hit his 29-degree hybrid club high into the air and the ball went right into the cup for a hole in one. Richlin had a spectacular birdie on the fifth hole, right before his great shot on six. He and the rest of his team of Skip Tutor, Tom Ware and Ralph Barton went on to win the event with a score of 110. In second place, winning a scorecard playoff, was the foursome of David Lewis, Dan Keys, Al Krause and Jack Schmidt with a score of 113. In third was the team of Bill Stell, Dave Bugby, Dave Rubien and Bill Blankenship also with 113. March 3, being the first Saturday of the month, the men played a regular scramble with lunch to follow. The team of Jim Sauer, Ed House, Cort Meader and Jack Tukey ham and egged enough to eke out a close win with a score of 62.0. In second place was the team of Fred Zimmer, Tom Ware, Jerry Mader and Dick Waterhouse with a 63. Right on their heels with a 63.5 were Skip Tutor, Bjorn Olsson, Dick Arnould and Rene Lohser in third place. Tuesday, February 28: Skip Tutor, Bob Richlin and Tom Ware (not pictured, Ralph Barton) Saturday, March 3: Cort Meader, Ed House, Jim Sauer and Jack Tukey Beachview Womens Golf Does anyone remember Sadie Hawkins? Or going to a Sadie Hawkins dance? The Beachview Womens Golf Association had something similar on February 22. The association invited the mens league members to join its members in a four-person scramble. t was a beautiful day. The talented men wowed us with their prowess and we, in turn, surprised them by doing equally well, said Diane Metz, member. Winners Diane Metz, Dan Keys and Terry Lohser (not pictured, Gini Gersack) www.beachviewgolfclub.com (Visit our website for weekly specials) GOLFRate 7 am 3 pm $79 Rate 3 pm on $49Rates expire 4/15/12239-472-2626

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CALL FOR DAILY SPECIALS472-9300 Jerrys FoodsRestaurant & DeliDaily Lunch Specials Salad Bar Take-Out or Eat In Breakfast Lunch DinnerOpen Daily 6 a.m. 10 p.m. The Only Dockside Dining on Sanibel Located at the Sanibel Marina Specializing in Local Seafood We also feature Petite & 10 oz. Filet MignonsDining Awards: 6 years running 472-8138 BEST TAKE-OUT ON THE ISLANDS THE ISLANDS' ONLY REAL BARBECUE! Open Daily at 11:30am Sunday thru Thursday until 9pm Friday and Saturday until 10pmWE CATER TOO! 239-472-75015400 Plantation Rd Captiva Island, FL 33924 Get The Word Out About Your Take-Out!~Advertise Here~ FULL DELI, BAKERY DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS COLD BEVERAGESCall us for your cookout, picnic and party needs. 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 12, 2012ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Keep an open mind about a suggestion you see as unworkable. Give it a chance to prove itself one way or another. The results could surprise both supporters and detractors. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) News about an upcoming venture causes you to make some last-minute adjustments in your plans. But the extra work will pay off, as you come to learn more about the potential benefits opening up. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A more positive aspect grows out of your determination to reach your immediate goals. Continue to keep your focus sharp and on target by steering clear of petty quarrels and other pesky problems. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) By acting as a voice of reason, you can avoid adding to an already turbulent situation. You might have to shout over the tumult, but your words ultimately will be heard and heeded. LEO (July 23 to August 22) The possibility of a new acquisition always makes those Leonine eyes light up. But be careful that what you see is what you want. Appearances can often be deceiving. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) No matter how much you might feel that youre in the right, resist saying anything that could reignite a still-unresolved situation. Let the matter drop, and move on. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Help with a personal problem comes from an unexpected source. You also find workplace pressures easing. Use this period of calm to restore your spent energies. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You might have to share the credit for that project youre working on. But therell be enough credit to go around, and your efforts will be recognized and rewarded. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Details need to be dealt with before you can move on to another area. Make sure you dont leave any loose ends that could later cause everything to unravel. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) News about a change in the workplace carries with it a challenge you could find difficult to resist. Check it out. It could be what youve been waiting for. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Allowing your artistic nature full expression will help restore your spirits and will put you in the mood to take on that new career challenge. A Libra creates excitement. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Expect to happily plunge right into a hectic social whirl starting at weeks end. Your aspects favor new friendships as well as the strengthening of old relationships. BORN THIS WEEK: Like St. Patrick (who was also born this week), your spiritual strength is an inspiration to others. On March 18, 1852, in New York City, Henry Wells and William G. Fargo join with several other investors to launch their namesake business. In July 1852, their company shipped its first loads of freight from the East Coast to mining camps scattered around northern California. On March 17, 1901, paintings by the late Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh are shown in Paris. Van Gogh had committed suicide 11 years earlier without any notion that his work was destined to win acclaim beyond his wildest dreams. In his lifetime, he had sold only one painting. On March 14, 1914, stock-car racer Lee Arnold Petty (father of Richard Petty) is born near Randleman, N.C. In 1959, he won the Daytona 500. Its said that Lee Petty never lost a race on account of being too kind to his competitors, even if his competitors were family. On March 16, 1926, at Auburn, Mass., American Robert Goddard successfully launches the worlds first liquid-fueled rocket. The 10-foot rocket, fueled by liquid oxygen and gasoline, traveled for 2.5 seconds at a speed of about 60 mph, reaching an altitude of 41 feet and landing 184 feet away. On March 13, 1942, the Quartermaster Corps of the United States Army begins training dogs for the newly established War Dog Program, or K-9 Corps. Perhaps the most famous war dog was Rin Tin Tin, an abandoned puppy of German war dogs found in France in 1918 and taken to the United States, where he made his film debut in the 1922 silent film The Man From Hells River. On March 15, 1954, the Chords record Sh-boom. The songs lighthearted melody and nonsensical lyrics kicked off a new era of doo-wop music. Doo-wop hits included Earth Angel by the Penguins and In the Still of the Night by the Five Satins. On March 12, 1969, the London drug squad appears at house of George Harrison and Pattie Boyd with a warrant and drug-sniffing canines. Sergeant Pilcher, the man behind the raid, was later convicted of planting drugs in other cases and went to jail in 1972. It was 20th-century American director, screenwriter, playwright and novelist Ben Hecht who made the following sage observation: Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock. If you visualize an image of John Lennon, more likely than not youll see him in your minds eye wearing a pair of round spectacles. In July of 2007, one pair of those iconic glasses was sold at auction for a whopping $2 million. Theres nothing terribly surprising about the fact that an animated version of George Orwells famed novel Animal Farm was produced in the United States in 1954. What made this production unusual is that the movie rights were bought by, and the film was covertly funded by, the CIA. It was thought that it would be excellent anti-Communist propaganda during the Cold War. If youre like 12 percent of American men who are about to get married, youll go to a tanning bed before you make that walk down the aisle. You might be surprised to learn that early automobile magnate Henry Ford was a fan of soy. In the 1940s, the fabric used for the upholstery in some of his cars was made from 25 percent soy. He even owned a soy-based suit of clothing that he would sometimes wear for media events. The Transportation Security Administration banned cigarette lighters on carry-on luggage between 2005 and 2007. During that time, TSA screeners confiscated 22,978 lighters every day. Safe disposal of those lighters cost the taxpayers approximately $4 million every year. Obstinacy is the result of the will forcing itself into the place of the intellect. -Arthur Schopenhauer THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAYISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 201222B

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ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 201223B School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, I am considering enrolling my daughter in an all-girls high school next year. I have read that kids who go to same sex school become stronger students and do better than others who go to a mixed school. Is this correct? Katie C., Estero Katie, There has been quite a bit published on the benefits of single-sex schools however this information has been reexamined recently and is currently being hotly debated. One reason single sex schools were founded was because it was said that the brains of boys and girls are so different that students needed separate classrooms to learn and achieve. Recent research is beginning to prove otherwise, even for male students of color who were often seen as the students most likely to be helped by enrolling in single-sex schools. Rebecca Jordan-Young, a sociomedical scientist and professor at Barnard College, has rejected the idea that that the differing organization of female and male brains is the key to behavior. In her well-regarded book, Brainstorm, she concludes, that although sex-linked traits play a role in human development, they do not determine most of our behavior. Currently several other psychologists and scientists from the University of North Carolina and the University of Melbourne have also published information similar to Dr. Youngs reporting that there is little evidence that there is male and female brains learning patterns differ significantly. The recent research team headed by C. Kirabo Jackson, a labor economist at Northwestern University, who analyzed data on 219,849 students from 123 schools to find out whether single-sex schools improved student performance between sixth and 10th grades. The study found that students in all-girls schools were slightly less likely to take math or science courses. Given the fact that such courses often lead to lucrative careers in science, technology, engineering and math or STEM fields, this causes some concern. The data show that while sexsegregated classrooms may benefit a subset of girls, they dont automatically benefit all girls and boys. The girls who did well were those who wanted to have an all-girls class. The United States has had both singlesex and mixed-sex schools since the 1700s, although many older institutions of higher education were reserved for the male sex and since then have changed their policies to become coeducational in the 1970s. Many of our religiously affiliated high schools and colleges have long been single-sex institutions as well. So if science is saying that the data on brain biology and hormones does not support improved achievement in single-sex schools why do students attend these schools? Learning encompasses much more than what goes on in the brain and it seems that many single-sex schools address some important learning considerations. They include genderspecific teaching strategies, less pressure toward gender stereotyping than in mixed schools that may allow for more educational opportunities for both girls and boys and of course family traditions. Many young people want to attend the high school that ones mother or father attended as a matter of family history and pride. A close look at the reasons that you and your daughter want a single-sex school is in order so you can determine what will work best for your family. 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. ...Paradise Found! ...Paradise Found!Scan Code to View Property Details Instantly!...Eric Pfeifer CIPS, CRS, GRI, Broker-OwnerPfeifer Realty Group, LLC (239) 472-0004Eric@PfeiferRealtyGroup.com www.PfeiferRealtyGroup.com www.4809TradewindsDrive.comBest Value Sanibel BEACH FRONT Home! Gulf front, sophisticated style, panoramic sunsets, 3/3.5 tropical treasure. $1,495,000 Sanibel Sanibel Real Estate Is... Real Estate Is... Read us online at IslandSunNews.com

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From page 20BRed Sox Acts Of Kindnessin Fort Myers. On February 29, another Day of Community Service was held from 3 to 5 p.m. Red Sox uniformed personnel and front office staff participated in the CCMI-Backpack Program benefiting Treeline Elementary, and visited the VA Outpatient Clinic and the African Caribbean American Center (AFCAAM). Volunteers assembled backpacks with food for local students, interacted with local veterans, and performed mentoring and tutoring sessions to help students build self-esteem and self-reliance. As many as 97 percent of some school children in Lee County are on free or reduced lunch and over 700 children are homeless. CCMI provides weekend backpacks full of food to more than 2,500 children each school year. The backpacks will be assembled at Treeline Elementary, whose students will be the beneficiaries of the backpacks. The school is located at 10900 Treeline Avenue in Fort Myers. The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System improves the health and well being of our men and women who have served our country. The VA program in Fort Myers is an outpatient clinic that provides a wide variety of medical, surgical, and rehabilitative care to veterans. The VA Outpatient Clinic is located at 3033 Winkler Avenue in Fort Myers. The African Caribbean American Center (AFCAAM) After School Program focuses on providing exceptional reading and tutoring educational services to the children in Lee County and the Dunbar community. The program hosts over 100 kids, ranging from kindergarten through fifth grade. The address for AFCAAM is 3681 Michigan Avenue in Fort Myers. As a way to highlight and support the important work done by the many charitable institutions throughout New England and beyond, the Red Sox are engaging in 100 Acts Of Kindness with various not-for-profit organizations during the 100th anniversary season of Fenway Park in 2012. These acts will take on a number of different forms, including donations, volunteer efforts, and hosting community events. Each act will be designed to highlight organizations and causes throughout New England. Red Sox ownership, players, alumni, and staff will participate. Additional acts will be announced throughout 2012, culminating with 100 by the end of this 100th anniversary year. Kids at AFCAAMs Day of Service meet Wally, the Red Sox mascot Special Equestrians go for a ride SanibelRealEstateMarket.comJohn R. Wood Island Real Estate inc. Will Power Columnist: Crai g R. Hersch, B CS B oard Certi f ied Wills, Trusts & Estates A ttorne y ; CPAI Have Answers to Your Estate Planning uestions. Call: 239-334-1141 or Visit: www.sbshlaw.com 9100 College Pointe Ct. Fort Myers, FL 33919Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com Buy any PGT WinGuard products and receive free Low-E or Tint. Its like sunscreen for your home.Its never been easier or less expensive to buy WinGuard. This offer is valid on all WinGuard orders placed between January 16 and March 16, 2012. Order must be shipped by April 30, 2012. This offer is only available on PGT WinGuard Series 500 and 700. The free Low-E offer applies to SolarBan 60 and the free glass tint option applies to bronze, gray and green.This offer ends March 16, 2012, so... act now! Need New Windows and Doors? Need New Windows and Doors? PGT Industries, Inc.Windows Plus LLC10831 Sunset Plaza Cir #107 Fort Myers, FL 33908 239-267-5858 Of ce 239-267-7855 Fax windowsplusllc.com SWFL Window and Door SpecialistWindows PlusISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 201224B

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25B ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 2012 The Importance Of Having Shadeby Bryan HayesI was recently thinking about hurricane season while I was grilling the other day. I thought about how it seemed like it was getting hotter as the years rolled by. Then I thought back to the fateful time. I then thought about the days before Hurricane Charley, and I know it seems like it was a long time ago, but I remember August 13, 2004 like it was yesterday. It was the day that Mother Nature reminded us that shes the boss and brought us her creation. I have a great deal of memories that flood my mind when the topic comes up. One of the most vivid of all though is in the following weeks how hot it was. After power was restored we received a great deal of calls indicating that there must be something wrong with their air conditioner. It just isnt keeping up anymore. We ran call after call and came across the same issue. We finally came to the conclusion that the lack of shade created by Charleys tree pruning had a huge effect on how our air conditioners ran. Another thought is that with a great deal less trees to block the sun from hitting the ground, buildings and streets, more heat was absorbed and stayed around a great deal longer. Remember that canopy of trees along Periwinkle Way just after Casa Ybel Road? I spend a great deal of time suggesting different ways to improve ones home. Whether it be to insulate their homes, use curtains or blinds on the southern-facing sides of their homes to prevent unnecessary heat from entering or to plant trees in advantages locations. Trees play an essential part in blocking the unnecessary heat around our properties. This was especially true in the days before air conditioning. The City of Sanibel has done some great work with the Periwinkle Way Restoration Project to help restore much of the flora that had been lost and Im once again seeing the canopy return in parts over the our citys arterial road. Its not completely restored yet, but its nice to see shade on the bike paths again. So, have you lost trees around your house after Charley? Its never too late to replant. It may not give you much now, but in a few years it will bring its rewards. There are some fast growing shade tree options out there that can bring desired results in a shorter time period. Just nothing exotic or invasive, please. Bryan Hayes is a Sanibel air conditioning contractor. He also owns, with his brother Todd, an electrical business on Sanibel. He can be reached at Bryan@Sanibelair.com. Local Firm Hosted Financial ExpertUhler and Vertich Financial Planners invited clients for The Experts Speak 2012, an annual program that features financial authorities presenting information about timely topics. This years expert, John Bailor of The Boston Company Asset Management LLC, discussed value investing. SanibelRealEstateMarket.comJohn R. Wood Island Real Estate inc. John Bailor, left, discussed value investing during The Experts Speak 2012, presented by Uhler and Vertich Financial Planners. With Bailor are Cady Dolan with The Dreyfus Corporation, and Corey Vertich and Scott Schatzle, certified financial planners with Uhler and Vertich Firm Launches New Website The Fort Myers law firm of Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill, PA announced the relaunch of its website at www.sbshlaw. com that includes videos, blogs and free information on estate planning topics. Partners Craig R. Hersch and Michael B. Hill lead the effort to provide easier public access to important information about Florida residency and estate planning, long-term care planning, preparation for hospice care, and trust estate and probate settlement issues. A complete overhaul of the website was necessitated by the volume of the educational DVDs, brochures and videos that the firm has developed over the last few years. Various changes in the Durable Power of Attorney and other estate planning laws have made it essential that every Florida resident and even partial year residents stay abreast of their rights and responsibilities under the new laws. In many cases, their documents may no longer serve their needs as well as they once did. To help educate the public, the firm has made research into the latest information quick and easy with plentiful resources. Post Offices Host National Passport DayPlanning a trip outside the country? Mission work? Or perhaps a cruise or holiday vacation? Postmasters in Alva and Fort Myers will be accepting passport applications on Saturday, March 10. Passport service will be provided to assist people whose hectic schedules make it difficult to complete this task during the week. The Alva Post Office, located at 17301 Broadway Street in Alva, will host the event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call 728-3924. The Page Field Post Office, located at 2655 N. Airport Road in Fort Myers, will host the event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments can be made by calling 277-3336. It is recommended that customers come in as early as possible to apply for their passports at least eight weeks or earlier before their departure to avoid any extra costs involved in expediting their application. The U.S. Department of State is currently reporting four to six week processing times for routine passport applications. It costs $135 total for adults (16 years and older), with separate payment of $25 to the U.S. Postal Service for its processing fee, and $110 paid to the U.S. Department of State for the passport application fee. For persons under 16, the total cost is $105, with separate payments of $25 to the U.S. Postal Service for its processing fee, and $80 to the U.S. Department of State. For expedited passport service, add $60 for each application, payable to the U.S. Department of State. In such cases, the applicant also incurs overnight (Express Mail) delivery costs, payable to USPS. Passport photos will be available at each Post Office for $15. Credit or debit cards, as well as cash or checks, may be used to cover the cost of photos and the acceptance fee. To help the passport application process go smoothly and efficiently, the Postal Service recommends the following: Bring in proper proof of American citizenship. This must be either: a certified birth certificate issued by the city, county or state; a previous U.S. passport; a certificate of citizenship; or a naturalization certificate. (Note: a hospital-issued birth certificate alone is not acceptable.) Bring in proof of identity. This must be either: a previous U.S. passport; a naturalization certificate; a certificate of citizenship; or a current valid drivers license, government ID or military photo ID. Also, bring a photocopy of the drivers license front and back. Passport photograph services will be provided on site for a fee of $15. To save time, customers can download a passport application at www.usps. com/passport to complete their application beforehand. Do not sign the application ahead of time. All applicants must appear in person (including minors). Applicants under age 16 must appear with both parents. If one parent is not available, a notarized authorization from the absent parent is required along with a copy of their drivers license front and back. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com

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ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 201226B (239) 395 COOL 1213 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 Office: (239)472-3033 Fax: (239) 472-3439 Family Owned and Operated Trusted Service Since 1988 Voted Best Heating and Air Conditioning Company in Best of the Islands Awards every year since 1991 New Systems Repairs Heating New Construction Remodels Electrical www.SanibelAir.com Sign a Service Contract Today! Choosing e Right Insurance Agent Makes All e Di erencemmeek@rosierinsurance.com239-472-1152 Marge MeekLong-time Island Resident Call me anytime for your business and personal insurance needs. Serving Florida for over 55 years with a team of over 35 professionals. Superior InteriorsIdeas For Sprucing Up Your Homeby Jeanie TinchI know. Youre tired of looking at that same furniture arrangement. Or perhaps the wallcovering in the guest bathroom has seen better days. Maybe now is the very best time to give your space a fresh new lift. Here are a few decorating ideas that I think you should consider: Liven up a dull floor plan Try rearranging what you already own. Sometimes moving furniture around a room or transferring pieces from one room to another makes a huge difference. Find some new angles For your furniture, of course. Try moving your furniture into more interesting positions. Rather than the traditional line of furniture around the walls, but some corners with sofas and armoires. Youll love the difference an angle can make. Light up your world If your room seems drab and dull, perhaps your lighting could use a facelift. Consider replacing an old shade, or installing new wall fixtures. Perhaps adding some new lamps will brighten up your world What do you really like? If unsure, then I suggest you review design books and home decorating magazines. When you find a photograph of a room that you really like, spend some time analyzing what it is that you truly like. Start a redecorating notebook Save pictures of your favorite rooms and favorite things. Make some notes as you study these photos. Ask yourself why do you like this room? What would you change? How do the fabrics, colors and textures make you feel? By including the answers to these questions in your notebook, youll not only save yourself a lot of valuable time, but your design professional will be thrilled with the thought youve given to your upcoming project. Set a realistic project budget and completion timetable If you have a special upcoming event thats inspired you to redecorate, then its important that the entire process start in enough time to meet your deadline. And I know that money is often a challenging topic. But knowing your budget really helps your design professional help you. Identify your focal point Is it a fireplace, a beautiful view, a bed or an armoire. Your room arrangement should surround your focal point. Pulling furniture into attractive groups in the center of the room will not only add warmth to your room, but will be inviting to guests as well. Whats your theme? Selecting a theme for your room says something about you and your family. It also provides you with a way to display collections, themed items or arts and crafts. Once your theme has been selected, youll be surprised how your choices and shopping decisions will be simplified. Wake up your room with color For instant impact, nothing beats adding color to a room. To find the right color for you, find something you adore in a color that makes you happy. Once your color decision is made, fabrics, upholstery artwork and accessory selections will be a snap. Start your year off with a new fresh look. Everyone deserves to be able to say, No matter what kind of day Ive had, when I come home I feel happy and uplifted. Jeanie Tinch is an interior decorator on Sanibel. She can be reached at jeanie@decden.net. Cornell Deans List Cornell Universitys David Tomasek of Cape Coral has been placed on the Deans List of the College of Arts and Sciences for Excellence in Scholarship for the Fall 2011 semester. The College of Arts and Sciences is Cornell Universitys largest undergraduate college. It provides a liberal arts education to its own students, and its courses are also accessible to all other students at Cornell. The colleges faculty includes national and international leaders in their respective disciplines. SanibelRealEstateMarket.comJohn R. Wood Island Real Estate inc. VASANTA SENERAT CPA, P.A.CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT SANIBEL 472-60001633 Periwinkle Way Anchor Point FORT MYERS 418-00083949 Evans Ave. Suite 205 Accounting and Tax Preparation for Businesses Individuals Condo Associations Non Residents Read us online at IslandSunNews.com

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ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 201227B "e Mitchells' exacting skill and professional care reassured me they make you feel like you are their only patient." -Jo Buescher, Patient for 11 years Is 60 the new 40? I sure hope so, having just turned 48! While regular readers of this column know that I am an active, middleage guy competing in triathlons and bicycle races, I think its hilarious that living here in Southwest Florida, a guy my age is still considered by many to be a whippersnapper. By the time my mother was my age, she was already a grandparent for cryin out loud. In contrast, I have two teenagers and a pre-teen still at home. But these facts point out a growing trend that were all living longer and acting younger. A generation ago, not many people lived to be 90 years old or even older. Now, I personally know several people who are over 100 years old! It makes you wonder whether this longevity affects estate planning. Ill tell you this It sure does. First of all, it would seem that our retirement savings must last a lot longer. A generation ago if someone retired at age 65 their savings might only have to last 10 or 15 years. Now, those savings might have to last 30 or more. So we have to save more to last longer and hope that the power of compounding helps in our later years. With todays low interest rates and yields, however, that compounding hasnt been as much as many of us would hope for. Assuming the economy turns around, though, lets hope that many seniors retirement savings will rebound and do better. When those savings go longer before being distributed under someones will after they die we have to consider how this longevity affects what we should be doing in our estate plans. What I am talking about here is that we should all rethink the standard outright distribution provision that most of us have in our wills and trusts to our beneficiaries. Allow me to illustrate by example. Suppose Max writes a will that provides for an outright distribution to his two sons, Ben and Vince. If Max lives to be 95 years old Ben and Vince wont inherit until they are approaching or over 70 years of age! Ben and Vince hopefully have accumulated their own savings by that time. Maxs distribution to them only exacerbates their own estate tax planning and may not significantly add to their quality of life or retirement as much. Instead, Max may want to create an ongoing trust one share each for Bens family and Vinces family. Rather than an outright distribution to Ben and Vince, each share can be used to supplement Ben and Vinces retirement, but could also be used to help out Ben and Vinces children and grandchildren with first home purchases and other life-starting necessities. Ben could be named the trustee of his familys share and Vince would be similarly named the trustee over his familys share. Ben and Vince could therefore hold the purse strings to the inheritance that Max leaves their respective families. The trust shares could be drafted to use Maxs generation skipping transfer tax exemption, so that the shares wont be included in Ben and Vinces estate for federal estate tax purposes when Ben and Vince die. When Ben and Vince distribute amounts from their trust shares to their own children, they might be able to save income tax. The interest and dividends distributed to their children (or even grandchildren) could be taxed at lower marginal income tax rates. The trust shares for Ben and Vince can also be used to protect the inheritance from the claims of divorcing spouses, predators and creditors. Contrast this with an outright distribution where the inheritance may be subject to such claims. Max can even give Ben and Vince the power to appoint who will receive the remainder of each of their shares when they die in their own wills. Having a creative estate plan accomplishes many of Maxs goals. First, Max isnt leaving his estate to his older children only to have it be subject to estate tax in their estates when they die. Yet in so doing he is not skipping Ben or Vince. To the extent that either Ben or Vince need income or amounts from the share of their inheritance that Max leaves them, they can use it for their own needs. Second, Max is giving Ben and Vince control over their inheritance in much the same manner as he would have had he given them their shares outright. Third, he is giving Ben and Vince the opportunity to save income taxes on the dividends and interest that their shares earn when they distribute amounts to their family members who are in lower marginal income tax brackets. Fourth, Max is protecting the inheritance he leaves his loved ones from the claims of predators, creditors and divorcing spouses. Finally, Max allows Ben and Vince to say in their own wills how they want their inheritance to be distributed at their own deaths. When you compare the benefits of a creative estate plan to an outright distribution given the longevity we find common today, it makes a lot of sense to think outside of the box. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Will PowerWhat Impact Does Longevity Have On Your Estate Planning?by Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA Read us online at IslandSunNews.com

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ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 201228B 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) 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 Assistant Vice President Joins Trust CompanyLast week, the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company announced that Phyllis Gibson has joined the firm as assistant vice president. Her position involves MACRO Marketing, SalesForce database, mailings, interacting with advertising and graphic design and assisting with special events. She and her husband, Ron Gibson, lived on Captiva for 20 years before selling their home and traveling for a year and a half, returning when Betsey Houston called and told Phyllis the position had opened at the Trust Company. Would I be interested? asked Phyllis, who replied, Absolutely. Gibsons career spans from the investment business in Baltimore during the 1970s and 1980s to becoming Fire Commissioner for the Captiva Fire Control District during the 1990s. She is involved with the Women of The Sun Investment Club, and is a member of the Captiva Island Yacht Club. We are pleased and fortunate to have Phyllis join the trust company. She is not only familiar with our company, but also with our business as she and her husband owned and ran a company in a similar business, said Al Hanser, CEO, founder and co-chairman of SCTC. Phylliss return to the islands is a double bonus, certainly for us and also for Sanibel and Captiva, where she and Ron were community leaders. Regarding the position, Gibson said, After working here only a short time, I know that I made the right decision. Its so nice to be part of the Trust Company family. There is no place like Sanibel and Captiva! Phyllis Gibson Island Realtors Membership MeetingMore than 90 Realtor and affiliate members of the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors attended their monthly membership meeting on February 23 at Association headquarters, located at 2353 Periwinkle Way. Association president Glen Simmons conducted the business meeting and Ron Dehler of Horizon Inspection Service, Inc. generously sponsored it. During the meeting, affiliate members David Arter, Private Client Insurance Services LLC; Christopher Heidrick, Heidrick and Company Insurance, Inc. and Dawn Zettler, Insurance and Risk Management Services, Inc. spoke to the membership regarding insurance matters currently affecting property owners and the real estate profession. Following, Simmons delivered a Presidents Report to both Realtor and affiliate members. After the business meeting, Diane Stocks led the MLS Caravan Tour. Panel speakers Dawn Zettler, Chris Heidrick and David Arter during the question and answer portion of presentation

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ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 201229B Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the Difference deaRPharmacistVitamin D Helps From Head To Toeby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: My friends daughter has rickets. I didnt think that was possible in this day and age. How do I protect my kids? AE, Boston, Massachusetts Rickets is the result of vitamin D deficiency and it causes bowed legs and spinal deformity in children. Low D in adults contributes to osteoporosis. Vitamin D turns into a hormone in your body, and emerging studies suggest that statin cholesterol-lowering drugs are drug muggers of vitamin D (and CoQ10). You can test your vitamin D levels; the blood test is inexpensive. Just as an aside, if you are low in D, you are probably low in A, too. Upping your vitamin D with supplementation can help offset drug mugging from statins, control autoimmune disorders, improve blood sugar levels, reduce cell damage that leads to cancer, and help with conjunctivitis. People with gluten intolerance (and Celiac disease) need to know vitamin D is essential to close tight junctions so unwanted proteins do not leak out into your bloodstream. Vitamin D keeps zonulin in check, so simply put, a deficiency in vitamin D can worsen intestinal hyperpermeability and increase auto-antibodies. Back to rickets, since that is my focus today. Why is rickets making a comeback? I can answer that in a single word: sunscreen. Early last year, a smattering of stories alerted people in the United Kingdom that a 12 year-old girl complaining of aching legs had been found so deficient in vitamin D that she was in a pre-rickets condition. It turned out her mom had been slathering her with SPF 50 sunscreen every day before she went outdoors. A number of UK doctors then stepped forward to acknowledge that rickets was becoming more common. Rickets can cause deformed legs and spines, and that simply should not be happening. If you want to protect your kids, let them get some of the sunshine vitamin. You can eat it, too. Vitamin D is found in cod liver oil, wild-caught coldwater seafood and egg yolks. Some people shy away from seafood (due to mercury concerns) and from eggs (because of cholesterol concerns, which I dont agree with). Milk and cereals fortified with Vitamin D may not be ideal either, due to dairy or grain sensitivities. So what are you going to do? Even if you have a healthy diet of lean grass-fed meats, organic fruits and vegetables and nuts, I still think you should bare some skin in the sun. At this time of year, getting sunshine for 10 to 20 minutes several days a week is impossible if you live in the northern latitudes. Also, depending on upbringing, religious beliefs and personal preferences, some parents teach modesty with their daughters. They insist on long sleeves, skirts, pants or head cover-ups. If this is the case, a D supplement is particularly essential in reducing risk for rickets and adult-onset auto-immune disorders. 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. 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 BeforeShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or emailpress@islandsunnews.com

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ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 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, Our 85-year-old father was widowed two years ago and my sister and I would like him to move into a retirement complex. He lives in the family home with a year-old dog. The dog is his faithful companion and gets better care than most children. Our father has isolated himself, is lonely and has commented that he never thought widowhood would be so terrible and he now knows he didnt appreciate what he had. He is determined to stay because he likes his home. What do you suggest we do to try to convince him? Mary Liz Dear Mary Liz, Why try to convince him to do something you want him to do? He has lost his wife, your mother, now you want him to lose his home and sense of independence? Why not try to support him in his own home? If you think he is depressed, ask him to be evaluated by his physician. If you think he is lonely and isolated, ask him if that is how he feels (not how you think he feels). If he does feel lonely and isolated, open a discussion about how to reduce those feelings through community service and programming. Pryce Dear Mary Liz, If your father has decided to stay in his own home, that is his decision and his right and no amount of talking will change his mind. His memories are there and he feels comfortable there so that is where he should be. However, he may find it increasingly difficult and decide himself to make a change at a future date. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces e-mail address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: Sometimes I ask my husband to buy me something I like that we really dont have the money for. When he does, I get upset and angry because he actually did it. Why do I feel that way?A: Sometimes a woman will make a request of her spouse in plain English, not to get him to actually do it, but to see if he is so weak that he will do it. In other words, you are testing his capacity to do what is right, not what you are asking for. In such cases, if the spouse does what the woman asks, she will be disappointed and angry while she is responding this way when he thought he was pleasing her. Your husband must remember that your trust is engendered not by him fulfilling your request, but by him magnifying love, consciousness and success in your lives in spite of your request. You might want to explore this and determine if this is truly how you feel. It would be important for both of you to discuss what the real meaning might EDWARD P. LAMOTTA, MDBOARD CERTIFIED FAMILY PHYSICIANExtensive emergency room experience Excellent medical care, friendly sta Prompt attention to emergencies, injuries, lacerations VISITORS AND WALK-INS WELCOME LATEST XRAY TECHNOLOGY AND ULTRA SOUND ON PREMISES.CALL 239-395-2444 TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT Wir Sprechen Deutsch1699 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 Hours Mon Fri 8-5 Closed for lunch 12-1 be so there is more accurate communication between the two of you from the beginning. This will avoid misunderstanding on both parts and lead you to some ways to open the lines of true honest communication with honor and respect. Dr. Clancy is a licensed mental health therapist, certified hypnotherapist, life coach, author and public speaker. You may e-mail Dr. Connie at connie@drconstance.com. Southwest Florida Heart Ball ReturnsOn Saturday, April 14, the American Heart Associations Southwest Florida Division invites you celebrate international achievements in cardiovascular research, science and medicine with the annual Southwest Florida Heart Ball. Co-chaired by David and Kerri Call, this years event is themed Hearts Around The World and will give attendees a chance to take a trip around the globe as they enjoy gourmet dining, dancing, a silent auction, a live auction and entertainment by The Malones. An estimated 600 social, business, medical and community leaders are expected to attend the event, which will be held at 6 p.m. the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs. The co-signature sponsors for this years Heart Ball are Fifth Third Bank and NCH Healthcare System. The Poster Contest sponsor is Arthrex and the Dr. Pascotto Golden Heart Award Sponsor is Florida Gulf Coast University. Additional top sponsors are Fowler White Boggs; Home Tech Inc., Regions Bank; Lee Memorial Health System; CenturyLink; and Dr. Chris Papadopoulos and Mary Bongiovanni. Media sponsors for this years Heart Ball are Waterman Broadcasting, Gulfshore Life and Comcast. Each year, the Heart Ball helps to raise money essential to research and education that aids in the fight against heart disease and stroke the No. 1 and No. 3 killers of people in this country, respectively. Nationally, every 33 seconds someone dies from heart disease, and each year just under a million people die from cardiovascular diseases. Through the fundraising work of the American Heart Association and its generous donors, research has yielded such groundbreaking discoveries as cardiac catheterization, open-heart surgery, angioplasty, pacemakers and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). For more information on the 2012 Heart Ball, contact Regan Goldberg, vice-president of Southwest Florida Field Operations, at 498-4901 or e-mail regan.goldberg@heart.org. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Sanibel Patient Service Center (PSC)LAB TESTINGWe accept assignment for Medicare, Medicaid, and most Private Insurance Plans*No upfront fee for drawing of blood* *No appointments Necessary*239-472-8400Fax: 239-395-2466 We have MOVED to 2407 Periwinkle Way, Suite 3 Sanibel, FL 33957Hours: Monday Friday 7:30 am 3:30 pm Closed 12:00 pm 1:00 pmwww.hayeslab.com

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ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 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 Dr. DaveNibblees, Bleebettes Or Acrochordonby Dr. Dave HepburnOne of the things that irritate me, literally, are tags in the back collar of my shirts. (Please reread this last sentence in the grumpy whine of Andy Rooney, then go clip your eyebrows with a weed whacker.) I live in fear of cutting them off and having my shirt unravel or shrink two sizes in the wash, exposing my patients to that attractive yet intimidating navel lint. Every noise outside my home could be the tag police about to bust in and arrest me. Though youd think theyd get used to it, my neighbors still get upset seeing me in handcuffs while the sirens send their dogs into whirling dervishes. Do these tags contain some formula for washing my clothes that will be forever lost should I cut them off? Wash them without the tag and they turn flaming magenta or lose an arm? Once, while giving a talk, a tag was irritating my neck so badly that I kept reaching back to scratch it. Finally, I had to apologize to the audience and I removed my shirt. That was the last time I was invited to speak at the Chippendales convention... jealousy, I suspect. Skin tags are just as annoying as shirt tags and are also often found on the neck. You know them, the wee skin danglers that flop about on a thin wobbly stalk like a Kansas sunflower or a portobello mushroom on a flimsy stem that blows about in a westerly wind produced by an El Nino and, on occasion, an El Nina in September through late November. On the plus side, skin tags are loads of fun to play with, especially when they have a long stalk. You can flick them about at dinner, toss them over your groin or, if youre really talented, the groin of someone beside you. Spar with them like a punching bag for exercise. And its reassuring to know that skin tags is completely benign. Benign is a pleasant word like peppermint, playoffs and Bingo (under the B... 9). Benign, as in be nine points ahead of your wife in Scrabble (but win and you better be nine miles out of town in a hurry). A skin tag is called an acrochordon, which to be honest is a waste of an excellent, exotic medical name because we really dont give a rats patoot about skin tags. They should be called nibblees or bleebettes or Kevin or something boring, which they are. They are completely safe, unless one swings up and hits you in the eye while youre passing a Lamborghini in a school zone. Skin tags typically crop up in places where skin is rubbed under friction like the armpit, neck, groin and even on the eyelids of those who rub their eyes a lot. They can occur under your breasts, explaining the general migration of skin tags towards the knees with age. Small ones may be unnoticeable and often fall off on their own, which may explain that mysterious plop you heard in your soup last week. Speaking of soup, some are the size of lentils, others the size of wonton. One patient showed me one in his groin that was literally the size of a golf ball. Now as a doctor, anything to do with golf gets our attention, so I took a be-nine iron and whacked it off. (Im fairly sure it was the skin tag I hit as I didnt notice any dramatic change in his vocal intonation.) While skin tags are frequently and inadvertently shaved off with a razor or even by waxing, home removal is generally frowned upon, particularly if youre inclined to do so while the entree is being served. Skin tags can be frozen off with liquid nitrogen or snipped off with clippers, scissors or the cats really sharp incisors. But do it the house at your peril. Like my mother always said, David, I dont want useless pieces of skin hanging about the house. Now get to school before I take Rooneys weed whacker to you. Like the column? Youll LOVE the book The Doctor Is In(sane), available at Sanibel Island Books & Gifts. Contact Dr. Dave or read more at www. wisequacks.org. Indispensable Advice from Dr. Dave Get your copy of Dr. Daves Book at Sanibel Island Books and Gifts,1571 Periwinkle Way 472-5223 Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com

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ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 201232B PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY INTERIOR DESIGN 2330 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel, FL 33957 (239) 395-2525 Fax (239) 395-2373 Toll Free: 1-866-395-2525 beachfloordecor@aol.comVerticals Mini Blinds Draperies Wallpaper Furniture Ceramic Wood Appliances Interior Painting Custom Cabinets Upholstery Kitchen & Bath RemodelingSanibel Design CenterPam Ruth V.P. Interior Design (Cell) 239-850-4128POOL SERVICE & REPAIR Deep-EndPool ServiceIslands Premier Pool Service Professional Weekly Service Fast Expert Equipment Repair and Replacement Specializing in Gulfstream Pool Heaters25 years experience239-699-6279Lic # CPC1457386LAWN MAINTENANCE LANDSCAPING DESIGN & INSTALLATION LAWN MAINTENANCE SHRUB & TREE TRIMMING(239) 472-3440FAX 472-1763P.O. Box 1035/1633 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 George Kneram Walter Ciesienski CONTRACTORS MILLS BROTHERS BUILDING CONTRACTORS Joseph Mills Lic. #CBC058789William Mills Lic. #CBC058788Of ce Phone & Fax 239-472-6711 Custom Home Building|Remodels Design Service Available Sanibel Owned & OperatedIMPACT WINDOWS & DOORS/GLASS Stevens & Sons GlassReplacement Impact Windows & Sliding Doors, Mirrors, Tub & Shower Enclosures, Store Fronts, Porch Enclosures, French Doors, Plate Glass2416 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Phone: (239) 472-0032 Fax: (239) 472-0680Insured Licensed# S2-11975Specialists in impact condo complex replacement PERSONAL TRAINER SanFit Training Free ConsultationStrength Weight Management BalanceLaura McGowan Personal Trainer Conditioning Coachlaura@sanfittraining.com 239 464 7876 www.sanfittraining.com COMPUTERS/TECHNOLOGY PETS The Golden Paw Salon16848 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33908 www.goldenpawinc.comGrooming, Daycare & PetsittingKathy Irvello Owner Phone: 239-415-7297 Fax: 239-481-8999PICK UP AND DELIVERY SANIBEL AND CAPTIVAUPHOLSTERY LAWNMAINTENANCE A Friendly Personalized Service From Owner-Operator Steven CservenyakPARAMOUNT DECORATOR & UPHOLSTERYsince 1974 Complete line of quality upholstery work by European CraftsmanWe work with the finest imported silk, satin, damask, brocades, velvets, hand-loomed crewel, embroidered tapestries from Italy, Belgium & India.Antique Furniture Restoration We also do boat cushions & down feather cushions472-8086 735 Donax Street, Sanibel IslandCUSTOM HOME BUILDER INTERIORDESIGN We do it all from repairing a door to adding a 2nd FloorNew Construction TooP. O. Box 922 Sanibel, FL 33957 Fax (239) 472-8449DeCorte FourCustom Home Builders, Inc. Ph (239) 472-8446 DeCorteFour.com Ron DeCorte #CBC058483LAWN SERVICE POOLSERVICE&REPAIR P.O. Box 1067 Estero, FL 33929 Joe Scarnato (239) 849-6163scarnatolawn@aol.com Scarnato Lawn ServiceLawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming Weeding, Irrigation Repair and Inspection, Installation of Plants, Trees and Mulch PAINTING PETS 239-694-0645 Craftsmanship with Precision Doors & Windows, Crown Molding, Custom Decks Remodels, Interior and Exterior Paintingwww.2niceguys.netS213640 S313641 Member BBB A+ Rating2 Nice Guys, Inc. CONTRACTORCarpentry Painting Gulf Coast Symphony To Hold Annual Dinner & Auction FundraiserBe transported to the land of dragons, unicorns and magic at the Gulf Coast Symphonys Fairy Tale Ball themed Annual Dinner & Auction fundraiser. Come dressed as a princess, a king or one of your favorite fairy tale characters and join the merriment on Sunday, March 11 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Renes on Winkler, located at 7050 Winkler Road, Unit 111 in Fort Myers. Join Maestro Kurtz for a full dinner fit for royalty and ballroom dancing to live entertainment. There are opportunities to bid on a large array of enticing auction items, from restaurant and entertainment gift certificates to artwork, weekend getaways and electronics all evening long, plus a live auction. Tickets to this lively event are only $75 per person (plus handling fees) or a table of eight costs $600. Tickets can be purchased by calling 277-1700 or by visiting www.gulfcoastsymphony.org. Fairy Tale Ball

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ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 201233B PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY answer on page 35B SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 35BNEW HOMES, REMODELING & ADDITIONS New Homes Consulting Remodeling Contracting P.O. Box 143 Sanibel Island, FL Phone: 239-472-2601 Fax: 239-472-6506 REMODELING Custom RemodelingCook & Son, Inc. Kitchen Baths Carpet Tile Hardwood Concrete Restoration Water Proo ng Stucco Plumbing Electrical O ce: 472-9137 Cell: 691-8445CGC1507121 COMPUTERS License # 0707041 09-00014233Phone (239) 267-8405Robert CrawfordDRAPERY CLEANING WINDOW BLIND CLEANING & REPAIRWe Come To You!www.theblindrepairshop.com 10% OFF ANY SERVICEWith is Ad CLEARVIEW CERTIFIED TECHNICIANSDRAPERY/WINDOW BLIND CLEANING & REPAIR PAINTING Residential & Commercial Painting COLOR SCHEMES on request fromSanibel Home FurnishingsPower Washing Wallpaper Hanging Faux Finishing Free Estimates Interior & Exterior Dependable Reliable Licensed & InsuredLic #S3-11944 With your contract a donation to your favorite charity will be made. 395-3928 Cell: 841-4302

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ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 201234B PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY TREE & LAWN CARE Jesus Hernandez J LAWN CARE & TREE SERVICE482-7350 12 years serving San-Cap & Ft. MyersLandscaping Tree Service Stump Grinding Landscape Design Ponds Landscape Refurbishing Pepper Clearing Lbtn Cbfr Db Licensed & Insured Free Estimateswww.jesuslawncare.comEMAIL: jesuslawncare@gmail.comBUILDING CONTRACTOR Helenbrook Homes, Inc.Licensed & InsuredCerti ed Building ContractorCBC026067Serving Sanibel & Captiva for the last 25 yearsNew Homes Remodeling FramingDave Helenbrook 239 / 466-4030 LAWN MAINTENANCE CONTRACTORS Michael J. ValiquetteGENERAL CONTRACTOR New Construction Remodeling Commercialwww.sandcastle-homes.com CONSTRUCTION CO.HOME BUILDINGA full service contractor dedicated to exceptional quality at a reasonable price.Voted Best of the Islands For Ten YearsIsland Resident Lic. #CGC056909Hurricane Protection Consultant(239)472-0200 LAWN MAINTENANCEGENERAL CONTRACTOR Greg Weglarz General Contractor, Inc. Greg Weglarz General Contractor, Inc.Building in Southwest Florida for over 25 YearsDREAMSBUILDING Specializing In Impact Glass WINDOW & DOOR REPLACEMENT(239) 489-0442www.gregweglarz State Certi cation Number CG CA05420NEW CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELING PET SITTING Island Pet SittingKelly TyrrellIsland Resident395-9999kellykelly07@aol.com CONSTRUCTION & REMODELING OFFICE : ( 239 ) 579-0028www.tradewindshomes.comCGC 1510520NEW CONSTRUCTION REMODELING KITCHENS AND BATH DESIGN AND REMODELING CENTER DESIGN AND REMODELING CENTER 1633 1633 Periwinkle Periwinkle , Suite Suite H HCONTRACTORS 24/7 Rapid Response Line239-472-1888License # CMC056884 Honest Honest * Reliable Reliable * Dependable Dependable Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market No Development Captiva2004 4,256 2,395,0002,000,000 755 Winklers SubdivisionFort Myers Beach1998 4,080 1,699,0001,575,000 342Shadow Wood At The BrooksBonita Springs2002 4,054 1,575,0001,460,000 63 Gulf Harbour Yacht & ClubFort Myers2002 4,155 1,380,0001,250,000 108 Beachview Country ClubSanibel1994 2,860 1,350,0001,225,000 502 Beachview CC EstatesSanibel1994 2,860 1,350,0001,225,000 502 Bonita BayBonita Springs1995 4,654 1,250,0001,150,000 86 No DevelopmentBokeelia1978 2,057 1,200,0001,000,000 0 Cape Coral Cape Coral2007 3,676 799,900760,000 92 Shell Harbor Sanibel1976 2,228 739,000690,000 752Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales

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ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 201235B KING CROSSWORD MAGIC MAZE SUDOKU SUPER CROSSWORD PUZZLE ANSWERS SCRAMBLERS PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY IMPACT WINDOWS & DOORS/GLASS Windows PlusPGT Windows & Doors10831 Sunset Plaza Circle, Unit 107 Fort Myers, FL 33908 E-mail: windowsplusllc@earthlink.netLicensed & InsuredSCC131150832Phone: 239-267-5858 Fax: 239-267-7855 SWFL Window and Door SpecialistWindows PlusDESIGNERS G Ibtn Pfr Ibtn Pfr Mnff S Mnff SRnnf Cbnf Dnrf P Dbt Pfn CGnn Dn GSince 2001, A Southwest Florida Paver Contractor www.gigicompanies.com 239-541-7282Schedule free estimates or visit our new show roomLic.# S3-12238TREE & LAWN CARE Sanibel Family Owned & Operated Licensed & Insured / www.enviromow.com Complete Landscaping Services Tree Service and Pepper Clearing Lawn Care Landscape Trimming & Pruning Fertilization Weed Maintenance Mulch Applications Property Clean up239-896-6789 CONSTRUCTION/REMODELING CABINETS MONDO CABINETS MONDO CABINETS Quality Kitchen and Bath Cabinets Quality Kitchen and Bath Cabinets www.mondocabinets.com www.mondocabinets.com 239-267-1004 239-267-1004 239-565-0025-cell 239-565-0025-cell 239-267-1007-fax 239-267-1007-fax e-mail: mondocabinets@yahoo.com e-mail: mondocabinets@yahoo.com 5780 Youngquist Road 5780 Youngquist Road Unit #4 Unit #4 Ft. Myers, FL 33912 Ft. Myers, FL 33912 Shirley C. Daraban Shirley C. DarabanCOSMETICS MAGGIE BUTCHER 904 Lindgren Blvd. Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Ph: 239-395-0978 / 317-509-6014 mbutcher@marykay.com Products: www.marykay.com/mbutcher Career information available Gift ideas available New Lip Glosses and Botanical Skin Care Light Tackle Sport Fishing Tarpon Snook Red sh & More CAPT. MAT CAPT. MAT T T MI MI TCHELL TCHELL USCG USCG Licensed Licensed & Insured & InsuredC: (239) 340-8651www.captmattmitchell.com email: captmattmitchell@aol.comFISHING CHARTER COMPUTER SERVICES

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HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED BOATS CANOES KAYAKS AUTO FOR SALE MISC FOR SALE LOST AND FOUND FICTITIOUS NAME COMMERCIAL SPACE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATEISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 201236B NS 10/28 BM TFN VISIT:SanibelOpenHouses.com Pfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL2394720004SANIBELOPEN HOUSES POSTED DAILYPROFESSIONAL CLEANING SERVICESResidential Commercial Interior Windows Carpet Cleaning Jennifer Watson 239-810-6293SR 11/13 N TFN Bob AdamsResidential Renewal ServicesHandyman(Carpentry, maintenance toilets, faucets, ceiling fans, sliding doors, etc.)768-0569 or Cell 464-6460RS 11/14 M TFN Licensed & Insured 25+ years experienceCOMPANION SERVICE Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service, LLC Medical appointments, general transportation, shopping, light meal preparations, and light cleaning. Our services are customized to meet our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or for an emergency call 239-472-0556.SR 10/3 B TFN HELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047SR 11/13 B TFN DORADO PROPERTY MANAGEMENTHOME WATCH/CARE Full Range of Services Excellent Organizational Skills Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa 239-472-8875RS 10/1 BM TFN MUSIC INSTRUCTIONSIn piano, saxophone, ute. On Sanibel/Captiva or South Fort Myers. Quali ed, experienced teacher. Call 239-989-7799 RR 10/8 CC TFN HOUSE CARE While you are away by retired architect, Sanibel resident. Call 395-1649.RS 11/12 NC TFN DOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800SR 1/30 B TFN 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 231 or volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 10/28 NC TFN LOST IN SANIBELSTERLING SILVER MEXICAN BRACELET Gift, sentimental value. $50 Reward. 472-1254 or 810-9153NR 2/24 NC 3/16 FOUNDA ladies watch. West Gulf Beach, Sanibel. Call 239-472-0238 to identify.NS 2/24 NC 3/16 COMPUTER ASSISTANCEComputer (Mac or PC), iPod, iPhone and Kindle assistance. After a brief (FREE) consult I will assist you with you tech needs. Anything from how to use your iPad to troubleshooting problems with your PC. Easy/cheap rates and I will come to you (Sanibel and Captiva only). John 312-375-5803NR 3/2 CC 3/9 UNIQUE PIANO FOR SALE1935 Steinway black ebony upright. Made in Germany, #280608, Model V. One family owned. All parts original including curved seat. Asking $6,000 OBO. Call 239-466-6135.RR 3/2 CC 3/9 OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE700 square feet. Good Periwinkle location. Call Joe 516-972-2883. RS 3/2 PC 3/23 VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 3/9 NC 3/30 HEAD CUSTODIANAt The Sanibel School Full bene ts. Tolls paid. Call Maureen at 472-1617.NS 3/9 NC 3/30 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIESAttention Final Expense Agents: Top rated IMO expanding. Opportunities exist throughout the southeast. We are looking for agents and managers. Great commissions and an outstanding lead program. Attention Insurance Agents Prequali ed leads to market nal expense insurance. $100k a year agency building opportunity. Attention Insurance Agents Prequali ed leads to market insurance to the senior market. $100k a year opportunity. Call John at 203-763-9534.NS 3/9 NC 3/30 MONINO CONSTRUCTION, INC.CBC 1257406 Home Maintenance, Drywall, Tile, Paint, Carpentry. Call Luis 239-209-3979 Licensed & InsuredNR 3/9 CC 3/30 2004 BMW 330 CONVERTIBLEOriginal owner 19,500 miles sport & premium Mint $19,900 239-472-0616NR 3/9 CC 3/9 MISC. FOR SALEPowermate Generator 4000W 8HP Briggs & Stratton Engine 120/240V $125, Whirlpool Refrigerator No Freezer Compartment $125, Haier Wine Cooler $125. 239-472-0292NR 3/9 CC 3/9 FICTITIOUS NAMENOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of CLASSIC & TEXTILE ART, located in Lee County, Florida, with an address of 3812 SE 11th Ave., Cape Coral, FL 33904 has registered said name with The Division of Corporations of the Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated the 9th Day of March 2012. Lawrence MatthewsNR 3/9 CC 3/9 FOR SALE BY OWNER 2008 MOBILE HOMEAT PERIWINKLE PARK 1 Bed room new queen bed. LR with sofa bed, kitchen, refrigerator ice maker, dinning area, Bosch washer dryer, dishwasher. Trane A/C with Pro 4000 programmable thermostat. Full tile oors. Full vinyl deck. Pavers. Oodles of space. Hurricane sun & window protection lm. Home in ex. cond. Much more, too numerous to mention. Price reduced to $69,900. Ground rental $541.66/mo. Key at of ce. Dorisdavenport@hotmail.comRR 3/9 CC 3/30 OPEN HOUSE BY OWNEROpen House by owner, March 10, Fort Myers, 13151 Kings Point Drive Unit 9A will be open from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Priced for a quick sale; prime location and value can be yours in this two bedroom, two tiled bath condo with two sunrooms. $36,900.NS 3/9 NC 3/9 OPEN HOUSETROPICANA CO-OP 55-plus resident-owned park Saturday, March 24, 1-3 p.m. 16711 McGregor Blvd. (Corner McGregor & John Morris Rd.) 239-243-0822 Door Prizes www.tropicanacoop.comNR 3/9 CC 3/9 Isabella RasiIbt Rt En Cbnt Isabella Rasi (239) 246-4716EftIsabellaRasi@aol.com RS 3/9 NC 3/30McGREGOR WOODS GREAT FAMILY HOME IN McGREGOR WOODS! 3/3/2 $299,000MATLACHA WATERFRONT Unique artists home in midst of art galleries, restaurants & shing community. $550,000EAST END RETAIL CENTER Newly renovated retail center with high visability on Periwinkle toward Lighthouse beach. Great business opportunity. $1,299,000

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REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE VACATION RENTAL SEASONAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL SCAN CODE FOR A FREE LIST OF ALL ISLAND PROPERTIESFOR SALEVISITwww.FreeSanibelList.comPfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL239-472-0004 RS 6/17 BM TFN Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277S 10/9 B TFN ISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 201237B NEAR BEACH PRIVATE HOME 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH3 bedroom, 2 bath Home with heated pool, in quiet Sanibel neighborhood. Seasonal and monthly rentals. 239-472-0692 or www.4sanibel.com. RS 10/14 CC TFN GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION FREEREAL ESTATESeminar Thinking of buying on Sanibel or Captiva?Learn about the market, neighborhoods, condos, regulations, zoning, costs, rentals, contingencies, inspections, disclosures, contracts, clauses, etc.No Obligation No Sales Pitch Just Information Monday 4 PM Bank of the Islands1699 Periwinkle Way, SanibelRobyn & Robb MoranREALTORS(239) 443-0110 to con rm John Gee & CompanyNR 2/17 BM 3/9EAST END2 BR-2 BA. Heated Pool-Canal Dock. One Story-Unfurnished. 395-1786NR 2/17 CC 3/9 LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RR 2/24 CC 3/16 RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311RS 2/24 BM 3/16 TO PLACE AN AD LOG ON: IslandSunNews.com& click on Place Classified FOR SALE AT PERIWINKLE PARKIdeal arrangement, bedroom/bath at each end of a 60 foot mobile home. FL room with dining area added later giving an open concept of LR and kitchen, plus bedrooms and baths. Two sofa beds and stacked washer & dryer. A delightful deck with a big presiding frog and storage Bldg. in back and carport in front. $159,000. 5 E Street, unit 314. 239-472-3403.NS 3/2 CC 3/23 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 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 SOBCZAK KNOWS SANIBEL!As a VIP Realtor, Charles Sobczak has closed more than 700 properties on Sanibel & Captiva in 68 subdivisions and 36 condominium developments. As the author of Living Sanibel A Nature Guide to Sanibel & Captiva Islands Charles Sobczak knows the history of the Island and the Sanibel Plan as well as the names of all of your fellow islanders, from gopher tortoises to sabal palms. With more than 27 years of Island experience, call Charles Sobczak for all your real estate needs!(239) 850-0710 or e-mail him at livingsanibel@ earthlink.netJUST LISTED! This quiet street is located in the heart of #1 Sanibel Island. The homesite is 100 X 140, on City sewer and water, and best of all, priced at $212,555. Call Charlie for details. RR 3/9 CC 3/9 TIMESHARE FOR SALEWyndham Bonnet Creek Orlando, Florida. Access Via Epcot. Near Waldorf Astoria. Use anywhere in U.S.A. Price $28,000. Value $38,000. 239-472-4666.NS 3/9 CC 3/9 MARINER PTE. BAYVIEW2nd Floor, Crows Nest/1 BR/1BA Spectacular view of Bay/ Newly remodeled Mar. 17 24 open due to cancelation. WiFi and usual amenities Call 395-0179NR 3/9 CC 3/9 NEWLY DECORATED 1BR APTTV, WI, hot tub, bikes, 5 minute walk to beach. $105 per night, Sorry no pets, please call 239-433-1660 request e-mail picturesNR 3/9 CC 3/16 DUNES SEASONAL RENTAL3 BR, 3 Bath home with pool Lake views, fabulous sunsets Master suite with jacuzzi Available Sept 2012, 3 month minimum Call 860-559-5471NR 3/9 CC 3/30 MARINER PTE. BAYVIEW2nd Floor, Crows Nest/1 BR/1BA Spectacular view of Bay/ Newly remodeled Mar. 17 24 open due to cancelation. WiFi and usual amenities Call 395-0179NR 3/9 CC 3/9 DAVIS COURT 2 bed/2 bath top oor condo for rent. Minutes to Sanibel, $795/month plus utilities. Available April 1. First and security required. Call Chris at 851-3506. RS 3/2 NC 3/30 GARAGE SALElots of toys, books, clothes, household items, collectibles and glassware. Saturday March 10 from 9am to 2pm at 5307 Lady nger Lake Road on Sanibel Island.NR 3/9 CC 3/9 UNIQUE GARAGE SALEHuge collection of eclectic stuff tools, studio props,boating, clothing..... Sat, March 10, 9 am-1 pm 1220 Sand Castle, Sanibel (in The Dunes)NR 3/9 CC 3/9 WALK TO BEACHAdorable 2 bedroom 1 bath. 1/2 of duplex. East End of Sanibel Great Monthly rates! Call Bob 410-913-2234 or email tidewaterbob@comcast.net RR 3/9 CC 3/30

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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 9, 201238B Pets Of The Week My name is Amelia and I am a spayed female 2-yearold brown lab/pit bull mix. I love people! In fact, I like to sit right next to my caretakers to make sure I get plenty of extra hugs and kisses. I think I am a tiny lap dog even though Im 50 pounds now (I only weighed 39 pounds when Animal Services rescued me). Other dogs and cats are not a problem because I Iove pets, too. My favorite things are going for walks and taking afternoon naps. Unfortunately, I lost my sight, but can get around like every other dog. I am in my foster home until I find my fur-ever home. Please consider me for your family. To arrange a meeting with me, contact kennel@leegov.com. My adoption fee is $45 during Animal Services Find Your Lucky Charm adoption promotion (regularly $75). If you volunteer for any organization, you can adopt me for only $8. (LCDAS says thank you to all volunteers for everything they do for the community!) My name is Priscilla and I am a spayed female 2-year-old calico domestic short hair. The shelter staff and my foster family say Im an exceptionally sweet kitty, but Ive been through some rough times and need special care. The veterinarian found a large polyp in my ear. The polyp was removed, but I still have some difficulty with my balance and sometimes I feel like everything is spinning. The vet says I may have some partial improvement, but it could be a permanent condition. I may also be deaf. My disability doesnt affect my outlook on life though. I still enjoy people and Im a great companion. Please consider opening your home and heart to me. I will give you lots of love in return. Im currently in a foster home, so contact kennel@leegov.com to arrange a meeting with me. My adoption fee is $25 during Animal Services Find Your Lucky Charm adoption promotion (regularly $50). If you volunteer for any organization, you can adopt me for only $8. 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. Priscilla ID# 524622 Amelia ID# 514257 Lee County Pet Adoption SpecialAre you feeling lucky? You can find more than a pot of gold at Lee County Domestic Animal Services this March. In fact, you could find your next best friend, unconditional love, or a companion for life. All month long, adult dogs may be adopted for just $45 and adult cats for $25, plus all cats and kittens are two for one. Anyone who volunteers their time for an organization may adopt a puppy or kitten for $25 or an adult pet for $8. The reduced adoption fee still includes the complete package of services consisting of sterilization, age appropriate vaccinations, county license, microchip ID, de-worming, flea treatment, a heartworm test for dogs, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Hills Science Diet dog or cat food. The adoption package is valued at over $500. Finding the perfect companion sometimes takes a little luck. Finding someone who loves you unconditionally is priceless. To find your perfect companion, visit Animal Services shelter at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. Those who would like a peek at how lucky they could be may view the website at www. LeeLostPets.com. Information is automatically updated hourly. Adoption applications may be submitted online. For more information about pets for adoption or any LCDAS programs and services go to www. LeeLostPets.com or call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS). If you are inquiring about a pet you have seen online, please have the animal ID number ready for faster assistance. Lee County invites the community to join in its year-long 125th anniversary celebration. The county named in honor of Civil War Gen. Robert E. Lee was carved from Monroe County and incorporated on May 13, 1887. Visit www. lee-county.com/125th for a schedule of events throughout 2012 as well as a recommended reading list, historical photo gallery, trivia questions and more.

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SANIBEL SANIBEL SANIBEL SANIBEL SANIBEL CAPTIVA CAPTIVA SANIBEL CAPTIVA SANIBEL SANIBEL CAPTIVA SANIBEL Follow us on Updated 2BD/2BA Unit Bay, Canal & Marina Views Large Upscale Kitchen Pools, Fishing Pier, Boat Dockage $599,000 MLS 2120251 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984PREMIER MARINER POINTE High Tide Huge Beach & Sunset Views Professionally Decorated Impact Windows & Doors Top-of-the-Line Finishes $1,775,000 MLS 2120272 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435SPECTACULAR PENTHOUSE UNIT Wonderfully Remodeled 2BD/2BA One of the Nicest Condos Available Beach, Pool, Tennis & More Virtual Tour: BlindPassA105.info $410,000 MLS 2120116 Bob & Viv Radigan 239.691.6240BEACH COTTAGE THEMED CONDO 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths Beautifully Updated Private Estate Unparalleled Gulf Views Wraparound Lanais & Gorgeous Pool $3,695,000 MLS 2110707 Jane Reader Weaver, 239.472.1302SANIBELS FINEST SUBDIVISION Gorgeous Setting on High Ridge Super Wide Beach Views & Sunsets All New Interior, Casual Elegance Beautifully Landscaped with Coconut & Royal Palms $3,150,000 MLS 2120294 McMurray & Nette, 239.281.4435SANIBEL AUTHENTIC BEACH HOME Castello del Oceano 6 Bedroom, 6 Bath on Andy Rosse Ln Private, Tropical Courtyard & Pool Exquisitely Furnished and Finished $2,345,000 MLS 2110562 Fred Newman or Vicki Panico 239.826.2704MEDITERRANEAN BEAUTY ON CAPTIVA 1BD/2BA Winter Getaway or Investment Marina, Preserve and Bay Views Fully Furnished with Updated Kitchen/Baths First Class Amenities Available $299,000 MLS 2120157 John & Denice Beggs 239.357.5500BAYSIDE VILLAS-SOUTH SEAS RESORT 2 Bedrooms, 2-Baths Gulf View Deeded Beach Access Fully Furnished $579,000 MLS 2100448 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED CONDO 5 Bedrooms, 4-Full & 2-Half Baths Elevated Heated Pool and Spa Newly Remodeled Boat Dock w/10,000 lb Lift $2,300,000 MLS 2701472 Jim Branyon 239.565.3233MAGNIFICENT AND PRIVATE ESTATE 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths Spacious and All on One Level Peaceful Views of Golf Course Large, Solar Heated Pool $898,900 MLS 2110322 Cathy Rosario 239.464.2249BEACHVIEW COUNTY CLUB 5BD/3BA with Updated Interior Use of Holiday Inn Amenities Located on Grounds of Sanibel Surfside Just Steps to Beach $475,000 MLS 2110097 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984OLDE FLORIDA STYLE TRIPLEX Exceptional Direct Water Views Penthouse Master Suite Large, Contemporary 3BD/3BA Great Community Pool, Tennis, Fitness Room $1,799,000 MLS 2110983 Fred Newman or Vicki Panico 239.826.2704LANDS END VILLAGE 1628 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms Olde Florida Style-on 1 Acre + Wood Floors/Two Story Ceilings Private Elevator/Large Pool $2,500,000 MLS 2101298 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984SPECTACULAR NEAR BEACH ESTATE SANIBEL Open House Thursday, March 8th 10-4:00 Architectural Gem Offers Utmost Privacy Protected Bay Locale, Boat Dock & Lift Open Docks, Pool, Hot Tub $2,995,000 MLS 2801656 McMurray & Nette 239.281.44351950 WOODRING ROAD 3BD/2BA Beach Cottage w/Loft Vaulted Ceilings & Large Windows Quiet Neighborhood Between Beach & Bay Captiva Village Location $875,000 MLS 2111213 John & Denice Beggs 239.357.5500SUNNY CAPTIVA BEACH COTTAGE CAPTIVA CAPTIVA 5BD/4BA with Beach & Bay Views Incredible Rental Income Potential Decorator Designed & Furnished Large Master Suite & Spacious Guest Suites $2,300,000 MLS 2120287 McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888CAPTIVA SHORT SALE OPPORTUNITYFORT MYERS 1870 Clayton Court Ft. Myers, FL 33907 239.689.7653 BONITA SPRINGS26811 S. Tamiami Trail Bonita Springs, FL 34134239.992.9100 SANIBEL ISLAND 959 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239.472.0078 CAPTIVA ISLAND 15050 Captiva Drive Captiva, FL 33924 239.472.0078 NAPLES 601 Fifth Ave S Naples, FL 34102 239.213.9100 NAPLES 3000 Tamiami Trail N Naples, FL 34103 239.213.9100 SANIBEL ISLAND 1997 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239.472.0078 CAPTIVA ISLAND11499 Andy Rosse Lane Captiva, FL 33924 239.472.0078 NAPLES 589 Fifth Ave S Naples, FL 34103 239.261.9101 OPEN HOUSEWe make it easy. You make it home.RoyalShellRealEstate.com (800) 805.0168 Real Estate NEW LISTING NEW LISTING SHORT SALE REDUCED NEW LISTING NEW LISTINGISLAND SUN MARCH 9, 201240B