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APRIL SUNRISE/SUNSET: 7:14 7:48 7:13 7:48 7:12 7:49 7:11 7:49 7:10 7:50 7:09 7:50 7:08 7:51 VOL. 19, NO. 41 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA APRIL 6, 2012 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands A ASECTION Happy Happy Easter EasterLatest Alternative Transportation Study Results Announcedby Jeff LysiakAfter nearly six years of work, it appears that the Alternative Transportation in Parks and Public Lands program now known as the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks program is closer than ever before to finding an appropriate plan for improving visitor traffic in the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge and on Sanibel. However, according to some people who attended the March 29 open house which continued on page 3 Gloria Hannan, right, shares her thoughts on the studys findings with Sanibel City Councilman Doug Congress, left, and refuge manager Paul TritaikEaster Egg Hunt On Beach Open To AllThis Easter Sunday, the Island Inn will host its 2nd annual Easter egg hunt on its beachfront property. All Island Inn guests, and children from the Sanibel and Captiva community are welcome. As the first inn on Sanibel, Island Inn has hosted families for Easter Sunday since 1895 and the tradition will continue on April 8. The Easter egg hunt, with more than 500 eggs hidden onsite, is just part of the spring holiday celebration at the Island Inn. Miss Silvia will also be on hand to do complimentary face painting for the children. Open to all children 12 years and under, the Easter egg hunt includes three golden eggs with a special prize inside each one. The hunt will begin at 11 a.m. on the south side of the front office building, and will end once all the eggs are found. Island Inn is located at 3111 West Gulf Drive. Participants at last years Easter egg huntEaster Egg Hunt At Sanibel ChurchThe annual Easter egg hunt at Sanibel Community Church will be held on Saturday, April 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., featuring family fun and games, crafts, food and age-divided egg hunts. Its a celebration for kids ages three years through 5th grade. Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way (next to Jerrys Market). Spring Festival At Community ParkThe Childrens Education Center of the Islands will hold its annual Spring Festival on Saturday, April 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sanibel Community Park, located on Periwinkle Way. Kids line up prior to last years Easter egg hunt Molly Dunn and Tony Underwood remind you to bring the family to the Spring Festival this Saturday at Sanibel Community Park
ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 20122 Photography Relics On Display Old cameras, photographs and even a vintage stereoscope with view cards are on display in the Rutland House at the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village. Visitors will be able to experience the old-time stereoscope developed by Oliver Wendell Holmes in 1859. With this compact, hand-held viewer, a new industry and form of entertainment was created. The museum has two stereoscopes and many view cards on hand for visitors to try. A stereoscope uses pictures taken by a camera with two lenses. Although the pictures appear the same, they are not. When looked at in a viewer, a persons eyes will blend the two views into one, and the brain perceives it in three dimensions, the same as normal vision. Photography buffs have two reasons to come to the village right now to see our display and to take advantage of the wonderful subjects on our beautiful grounds, said Emilie Alfino, museum manager. Artists in other media come all the time to paint images of our buildings and flora and fauna. I think photographers would find much of interest to them here at the village. The Sanibel Historical Museum & Village is located at 950 Dunlop Road, next to BIG ARTS just past Sanibel City Hall. It is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and is closed on holidays. Adult admission is $5; people under age 18 are admitted free. Visit www.sanibelmuseum.org for more information. Cameras from days gone by, as well as old photographs, are part of the display at the Historical Village A stereoscope, developed in 1859 View cards used in a stereoscope to produce three-dimensional pictures Captiva Community Panel To MeetThe Captiva Community Panel will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 10 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Alphabet/Carrot Cone Room in Chadwicks Square at South Seas Island Resort (note new meeting location). This meeting is open to all interested islanders and the public. Among the agenda items: Status report on the Captiva Land Development Code review. A review of panel budgetary issues (expenses and revenues). A Captiva Erosion Prevention District update. A Hurricane Preparedness & Response Committee update. Other matters as necessary. Public participation is invited and encouraged. The next Captiva Community Panel meetings will be held on May 8 and June 12. Information and background documents are available online at www.captivacommunitypanel.com. Special Exhibition Through April at Tower Gallery Reception Friday, April 13th 5-9pm Enjoy Hors doeuveres and refreshments Take Home a piece of History
3 ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 2012 From page 1Alternative Transportationrevealed the studys latest findings, there remains room for improvement. The open house was held at The Community House on Sanibel. According to a summary of refined project recommendations, the primary goals of the study were to identify ways to reduce congestion and pollution along Wildlife Drive, improve visitor mobility and accessibility while enhancing the refuge experience, conserve natural, historic, and cultural resources while being both cost effective and supported by the public. Paul Tritaik, manager of the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, explained that the recommendation presented at the open house is made up of seven elements, developed by incorporating public comments collected at last years public workshops (held in January and April 2011) and online surveys (August and September 2011). Draft elements that did not have a majority of public support have been eliminated, said Tritaik. To date, over 20 draft elements have been eliminated, including all forms of public transit outside the refuge. Among the suggestions for the project submitted by members of the public were: There should be NO circulator elements outside of the refuge Emphasis should be on protecting the natural habitat The existing refuge tram should be maintained with some enhancements Wildlife Drive should be resurfaced for easier bicycling Existing refuge trails should receive surface enhancements (crushed shell) for bicyclists and pedestrians Improve the canoe launch at Tarpon Bay Explorers Provide a new trail connecting the Tarpon Bay Recreation Area to the shared use paths Investigate parking options at the former Island Water Association site Tritaik explained that while improvements to the Tarpon Bay Explorers canoe launch have already been initiated and completed earlier this year, the proposed resurfacing of Wildlife Drive is scheduled to take place next year. We already had the road resurfacing on our five-year plan for construction projects, but working along with this alternative transportation study, we applied for and received funding to have that work done in 2013, he said. This study, at least, can justify our ability to compete for funding for additional enhancements. It also helps to have a lot of public support. After considering both public input and the technical evaluation, the steering committee refined the Draft Project Recommendation to seven elements. They include: Wildlife crossings Areas adjacent to the refuge of high wildlife fatalities would be identified and evaluated for new wildlife crossings; specific locations and physical features would be determined in the next phase of the study. The design would be consistent with City of Sanibel design standards and all modes of transport (motorized and non-motorized) associated with the refuge will be subject to wildlife protection guidelines. New trail connecting the Tarpon Bay Recreation Area to the shared use path A new trail for hikers and bicyclists would connect the Tarpon Bay Recreation Area with a direct connection to the citys shared use path, directly to the south. The new trail would include trail surface (similar to other refuge trails) for use by non-motorized users; markings for obstructions and drop-offs near paths; improvements in signage and markings at path intersections. The trail would provide wildlife-dependent recreation by adding an additional path through the refuge mangrove forest and would increase safety by providing a non-motorized continued on page 4 Chart detailing the total number of people visiting the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge between 2000 and 2011 Transportation specialist Scott Pringle discusses the latest study results 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! Island Inn Easter Egg Huntand Face Painting with Ms. SilviaKids of 12 years of age and underSunday, April 8th at 11amIsland Inn 3111 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Restaurant Entrance, Beach side www.IslandInnSanibel.com Phone 239.472.1561
ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 20124 From page 3Alternative Transportationvehicle connection between the Tarpon Bay Recreation Area and the existing shared use path adjacent to SanibelCaptiva Road. Enhanced refuge wayfinding plan for existing refuge signage Small information kiosks and directional signage made of durable materials would inform visitors of the recreational opportunities offered by the refuge in addition to other transportation and congestion information. All efforts would be taken to enhance, replace, and consolidate existing signage. Each kiosk would display information about its location and maps showing its location in relation to other island features and destinations. Information pertaining to restrictions on activities may also be posted at wayfinding kiosks. Bailey Tract wayfinding to the shared use path Improved wayfinding techniques would instruct users to the available connection between the refuges Bailey Tract, other areas of the refuge, and to the shared use paths along Tarpon Bay Road and Sanibel-Captiva Road. This strategy is focused on providing enhanced connectivity between the refuge and shared use path; the refuge would collaborate with the City of Sanibel and its Shared Use Path Master Plan. Expanded refuge parking options at existing satellite overflow parking The refuge owns the former Island Water Association site (located on the south side of Sanibel-Captiva Road, east of Rabbit Road). The site is currently being used as an overflow parking facility for large events. The site is proposed to be converted to a formal parking site that would be consistent with the parking design standards, vegetation and landscaping requirements, drainage and environmental performance standards as stated by the City of Sanibels Land Development Code. Formalizing refuge parking options at the site would help address the need for additional parking during peak season. Bicycle rentals at the refuge (contingent upon preceding element) Due to current parking limitations at the refuge education center, bicycle rental facilities are only feasible at the refuge if additional parking capacity is formalized at the existing satellite overflow parking site. The bicycle rental facilities could be operated by a project partner, concessionaire or private entity. Enhancements to the refuge tram and new refuge shuttle service The existing refuge tram circulator would continue to operate along Wildlife Drive and Sanibel-Captiva Road. An additional dropoff and pick-up location is proposed at the former Island Water Association site. Refuge visitors may take the existing 90-minute guided tour, or visitors would also be able to access the refuge through a new non-guided shuttle service to the education center and through the refuge. The non-guided shuttle service would only operate during peak season. The mode of transport chosen would accommodate bicycles, canoes/kayaks, and other recreational equipment. The expanded and new services would also be environmentally friendly, as they would run on compressed natural gas or solar-electric propulsion technology, and they would allow visitors to choose an alternative to the single occupancy vehicle. Additional details of the alternative transportation study may be found online at www.dingdarlingtransportation.com. Gloria Hannan, a Sanibel resident for the past 12 years, attended the open house. She remained skeptical that the suggested program proposals would be effective in reducing traffic within the refuge. We, as Americans, are so attached to our cars, Hannan told Tritaik. I think that if youre worried about traffic impacts at the refuge, you might think about installing a vehicle quota system. Hannan further explained that a reservation system, similar to those in use at other national parks and wildlife refuges, might only be required during peak periods of visitor activity. They keep saying that their plan is going to help relieve traffic congestion, but youre always going to have people coming here in cars and on buses, she added. Maybe they should think about other enhancements for cyclists perhaps an option that they could come back along Wildlife Drive from the Indigo Trail. There would only be a short section of two-way traffic, because not everybody can do the entire eightto 10-mile route. Patti Sousa of the Sanibel Bicycle Club said that overall, she is pleased with the new proposals suggested by the study, including the trails connecting the Tarpon Bay Recreation Area to the shared use path. I think they have a great opportunity to really think outside the box with that trail, said Sousa. I think it should be designed to be more than just a straight, blacktop path. Sousa also thought the plan to improve wayfinding between the Bailey Tract and the shared use path was lacking, wondering aloud Who is this path for bikers or motorists? Sanibel Vice Mayor Mick Denham called the study proposed plans closer to what seems reasonable to us as a city, but reiterated his opinion that any future refuge circulator should be an electric vehicle. None of the other alternatives are acceptable, said Denham. We, as a nation, have a problem with public transportation, but it is the most reasonable alternative to using our cars and it is better for the environment. According to the study, any new circulator vehicles would be the same size and style as existing refuge trams, which seat 25 visitors. Propulsion of new vehicles would be compressed natural gas or solar-electric. Any increased emissions would be counteracted by the reduction of emissions from the reduced number of single-occupancy vehicles entering the refuge, the project proposal reads in part. In addition, the study revealed that it is no longer considering the five-stop Environmental Institution Circulator along Sanibel-Captiva Road, no extension to island resorts, no circulator to the mainland or Captiva and no canoe/kayak landing at Dixie Beach Boulevard. Shirley Allen Gallery is proud to present the unique, museum-quality shibori fabrics created by Carter Smith, an internationallyacclaimed fabric artist whose works have been worn by the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Oprah Winfrey and Jane Fonda. For more than 40 years, Carter has mastered the elaborate shibori technique, which involves pleating and tying fabric, then applying dyes in layers. His resulting garments, tapestries, handbags and rugs are incomparable, brilliantly colored fabric works of art. The whole concept of what Im doing is playing with the fabric, playing with the colors, and creating a unique landscape, said Smith, who formally trained as a professional textile dyer at the University of California Davis. The wonderful thing about the shibori process is the more you play with it, the better it gets. According to Smith, the pinnacle of his career came when renown Japanese textile artist Itchiku Kubota purchased one of his shibori creations during a visit to Captiva. Kubota then wore the garment to an opening reception of his artwork at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. Smith prepares and dyes every piece of silk, enough for a single out t at a time, before his personally-trained seamstress assembles the fabrics in his studio. My desire is to wrap you in color and luxury, added Smith. The best compliment I can get is to hear from women who receive compliments while wearing my work. That means Im doing something right, making a positive difference in their lives. Visit Shirley Allen Gallery and witness the wearable artwork of fabric virtuoso Carter Smith. Shirley Allen Shirley Allen traditional arts in modern avant-garde expression traditional arts in modern avant-garde expression est.1978 est.1978Beautiful Downtown Captiva Florida shop: 239-472-3506 cell: 239-281-3017 email@example.comIn order to nd oneself, one must be willing to be lost, for it is only in losing our way that we nd our way. For if we always knew where we are, we will never know where we can be. Carter Smith Meet Carter Smith Meet Carter Smith
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ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 20126 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 Open Mon. Sat. 11-5 p.m. Baileys Coloring Contest WinnersThe winners of this years Spring Art Contest at Baileys General Store are: Kindergarten 1st place, Maeve Igo; 2nd place, Stella Black; 3rd place, Bodhi Taylor First grade 1st place, Nick Underwood; 2nd place, Camryn Peach; 3rd place, Colin Menzel Second grade 1st place, Annabel Crater; 2nd place, Amber Laborde; 3rd place, Sophia Black Third grade 1st place, Morta Jankauskaite, 2nd place, TaNiya Holton, 3rd place, Meleah Thomas. All winners received a Baileys backpack filled with games, toys, candy and other goodies. The artwork will remain on display in the front on Baileys General Store through Easter. Kindergarten, first place Maeve Igo Second grade, first place Annabel Crater First grade, first place Nick Underwood Third grade, first place Morta Jankauskaite Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
7 ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 2012Cast Your Vote For Comedy TeamThe search for the funniest college has begun. Florida State Universitys comedy team has two members who grew up right here on Sanibel Island. Dan Scott and Connor Simmons will be competing in April against other college teams and need your vote to advance. Online voting runs through Saturday, April 7 at www.rooftopcomedy.com/college. Click on choose your school, pick Florida State University and then vote for Scott, Simmons and the whole FSU team. Lets give these local kids a shot at becoming professional comedians. Who knows... one of them could be the next Jerry Seinfeld. New Sunday Hours At Sanibel Rec CenterBeginning on Sunday, April 8, the Sanibel Recreation Center will be open from noon to 5 p.m. The facilitys weight room, tennis courts, gymnasium, water slide, features pool, splash pad and lap pool will be available. Special member guest and visitor rates are available. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. Limited Edition Shirts On Sale Limited edition T-shirts featuring Frommers designation of Sanibel as the best destination in the world are available, while supplies last, for $15 at the Sanibel Recreation Center. All proceeds from shirt sales support youth programming. The Sanibel Recreation Center is at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information call 472-0345 or visit the web site at www.mysanibel.com. Dan Scott and Connor Simmons Cycling Safety Notes USE CAUTION WHEN CROSSING STREETS, AND DO SO AT LEGAL CROSSWALKS, IF POSSIBLE Always use caution when crossing any street (or driveway) that intersects with our Paths; use the crosswalk if available. And be courteous to drivers. If cars are waiting at a four-way or other intersection when you approach, stop and let them have their turn. Its the Sanibel way of treating each other with respect. SANIBEL BICYCLE CLUB To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 20128 MOAA MeetingThe Lee Coast chapter of MOAA (Military Officers Association of America) will hold its April dinner meeting at the Crown Colony Golf & Country Club in Fort Myers on Monday, April 9 at 6 p.m. for cocktails and 6:45 p.m. for dinner. This will be the final meeting for the season. The guest speaker will be Vice Admiral Dirk J. Debbink, Chief of Navy Reserve. He will speak about the increasing importance of the Reserve Component during the anticipated slimming down of our active duty forces. Aside from addressing the MOAA group, Admiral Debbink will be meeting with Navy Academy midshipmen candidates, their parents and Blue and Gold Officers. He will also be addressing Lee County JROTC administrators and student leaders during his visit to the Fort Myers area. MOAA members should make their reservations online 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. Captiva Island, Florida (across from The Bubble Room Restaurant) (239) 472-8442Open Daily 11:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Including SundaysALBERT MEADOW ANTIQUESprecious and few... LAST DAY OF SEASON APRIL 10THA GALLERY DEVOTED TO THE ROMANCE OF THE PASTAntique Diamond and Estate Jewelry American PaintingsTIFFANY ~ GALLE ~ ROOKWOOD ~ PERIOD BRONZES ~ STERLING SILVER ~ ART NOUVEAU ~ ART DECO Vice Admiral Dirk J. Debbink, Chief of Navy Reserve Sanibel-Captiva Republican Caucus Meetingsubmitted by George ClarkOn Saturday, April 7 at 10 a.m., the Sanibel-Captiva Republican Caucus will host Byron Donalds at the Sanibel Public Library in Meeting Room 4. Donalds is a candidate for Congress in the August 14th Republican primary. He and his wife, Erica, have three sons. He earned a degree in finance from Florida State University. A constitutional conservative who believes in a smaller federal government and economic freedom, Donalds career experience has been as a commercial credit officer in banking and as a portfolio manager in financial services. In his private life he serves as a youth leader in his church, coaches little league and volunteers his services on non-profit boards and committees in Southwest Florida.Donalds joined the Naples Tea Party in 2008 and is a member of their leadership council. He supports the Fair Tax, a balanced budget amendment, would vote to repeal the health care law and is for securing Americas southern border with physical structures as well as increased patrols. He further believes that the federal Department of Education should be disbanded and that states and school districts should have the flexibility to educate children to the individual needs of the students.This meeting is open to the public. The Sanibel Public Library is located at 770 Dunlop Road. Store hours: Mon. Sat. 10am-6pm Located at: 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Suite 9 Visit our website at: www.thesanibelsprout.comTHE ONLY ORGANIC HEALTH FOOD STORE ON THE ISLAND!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. Fresh Certi ed Organic Produce Delicious Snacks, Treats and Drinks Wide Selection of Gluten Free and Vegan Products Highest Quality Supplements & Nutraceuticals And Much More!!Let food be thy medicine & medicine be thy food. Hippocrates 460 BC The Sanibel Sprout The Sanibel Sprout Your place to thrive! Your place to thrive! Organic, Nutritious, Healthy Lifestyle Organic, Nutritious, Healthy Lifestyle Nikki Kasal, 12, from St. Louis, Missouri found a shell with a perfect heart shape in it at the beach outside Sandalfoot Condominiums while staying there on March 27. I recently discovered a very interesting shell while strolling the beach outside Sandalfoot Condominiums, where I am currently staying, said Nikki. Although at first glance it only seemed like a common white shell, when I looked at it more closely I saw it had a perfect heart shape in the middle. It appeared almost manmade, but this could not be true since I found it lying on the beach. I find this to be a very interesting and rare shell, and encourage others to be observant of even the most plain-looking of shells. Shell Found Nikki Kasal
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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: firstname.lastname@example.orgRead 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 APRIL 6, 201210 Council Chooses Talmage For Planning Boardby Anne MitchellRestaurant owner John Talmage beat out retired teacher Karen Storjohann by a 3-2 vote of the Sanibel City Council on Tuesday to win the planning commission seat vacated by Paul Reynolds. The third applicant, Ralph Sloan, did not receive a vote. Before the vote, Vice Mayor Mick Denham suggested the council members consider the personality of the entire planning commission, saying it was weighted on the business rather than the environmental side. I am very concerned that today we are going to make a decision that will have an impact on the personality of the planning commission going forward, he said. Mayor Kevin Ruane said he planned to vote for Talmage in the secret ballot because he was impressed with his work in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Talmages application states that he has spent most of his career working for local governments in New York City and New Orleans and is a past president and CEO of Social Compact. Ruane remarked that Denham was a high powered executive for Motorola before moving to Sanibel. You come to this island and it just takes a hold on you, Ruane said, no matter your background. He also noted that outgoing commissioner Reynolds was a business owner. Although the vote is secret, the forms are available in the citys public records. Reynolds resigned with almost two years left of his term. Storjohann, who ran for city council several years ago, is a regular city watcher and participates in council and planning commission discussions. Councilman Marty Harrity said no matter who won the seat, the important thing is people are willing to step up. He added, It is not a business or environmental community. It is a community. Council Reduces Permit FeesThe Sanibel City Council on Tuesday officially rolled back most building and inspection fees by 25 percent to offer relief to property owners carrying out renovations and additions. The planning department has a surplus, more than is needed to operate the department effectively, said City Manager Judie Zimomra, and staff finds it prudent to recommend lower fees. A second ordinance, reducing the cost of permit and development reviews and administrative fees, will have its second and final public hearing at 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1. The fee for additions and remodeling will be 1 percent up to $1 million in value and .5 percent for the next $500,000 and .25 percent for $1.5 million and up, plus 90 cents per square foot for each new square foot of living area with a $213 minimum, down from $426. Application fee for a variance goes down from $2,850 to $2,000. Mayor Kevin Ruane supported the move, saying it will encourage people to do necessary renovations and give them some relief. The council vote was unanimous in passing the ordinance authorizing the action. Council voted 5-0 for approval. Architect Picked For Senior Center RenovationsSanibel officials ranked Bessolo Design Group top out of 11 firms vying for the contract for design work on the renovation of the Center4Life on Library Way, a choice endorsed Tuesday by the city council. The next step is for the city council to determine what improvements are necessary and how to accomplish the goals of providing more office and other space for the islands senior center. The city will then negotiate a contract with the architects. Vice Mayor Mick Denham suggested it might be a good move for Community Housing & Resources, the citys below market rate housing agency, which shares the building, to move to another location. Office space is relatively inexpensive, he said, and it would free up more space for senior activities. Also, CHR could hold its evening board meetings in MacKenzie Hall, where the council meets. Councilman Doug Congress, council liaison the CHR, said he would raise the issue at the next meeting. He added, We have $770,000 in the budget to fix this facility up. Mayor Kevin Ruane said CHRs contract with the city is up for renewal in September. John Talmage
11 ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 2012 The Island Water AssociationNOTICE -The annual meeting of The Island Water Association, Inc., will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 9th, 2012 at the of ces of the Association located at 3651 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Florida. Jack Cunningham Secretary All IWA Members are encouraged to attend. Ruane Re-elected MayorSanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane and Vice Mayor Mick Denham were reelected for another term by unanimous vote of the Sanibel City Council on Tuesday. Ruanes wife Doreen, his mother and his mother-in-law and father-in-law were in the audience to witness him taking the oath of office. Coastal Zone Protection Change Benefits Resortsby Anne MitchellThe city council on Tuesday passed an ordinance amending the coastal zone protection segment of the Sanibel Plan that allows resort accessory uses such as swimming pools to be repaired or replaced in their existing location and size even when they are entirely or partly beyond the coastal construction setback line (CCSL). It was the final action in a long process that was geared to allowing Sanibels aging resorts and hotels to modernize and remain attractive to tourists without losing amenities or units. Those built years ago do not conform to stricter regulations enacted after Sanibel incorporated. Council policy is that short term accommodations are crucial to the islands tourism-based economy. The proviso regarding replacement is only valid if there is no other site available, said Jim Jordan, planning director. And it does not allow for new development beyond the CCSL. Resident Hazel Schuller said the east end beaches have grown wider through accretion and there is a temptation to develop it. But City Attorney Ken Cuyler noted, The record is crystal clear on this. There is no authority to construct seaward of the CCSL. Friday Is Final Stories For Grownupssubmitted By Cathy Cangelosi, Sanibel Public LibraryThe seasons final First Friday Stories For Grownups will be held this Friday, April 6 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Sanibel Public Library. The featured storyteller will be the semi-famous emcee of the event, Dr. Sidney B. Simon, winner of the Lee County Literary Artist of the Year in 2011. He is Professor Emeritus from the University of Massachusetts, and is internationally known for his contributions in Values Clarification. That notoriety took him to The Oprah Winfrey Show and to Phil Donahue, but that was all before Sanibel. Simons stories touch upon subjects including Growing Old On This Island; Memories Of Raising Kids; There Are Teachers... And There Are Great Teachers; The Are Grandparents... And There Are Memorable Grandparents; and We All Have Stories To Tell. The audience comes to play in the second half of the afternoon, as Simon with great skill, wit and safety draws stories from the audience that may have been triggered by one of the stories he told in the first half. There will be regulars who come every month, devoted fans of this marvelous community-building event. Attendees even get a name tag. And stories to take home. It is recommended that you come early, because the room usually fills up and they hate to turn people away. Even the parking lot gets crowded, so arrive early. Call the Sanibel Public Library at 472-2483 for directions or more information. Dr. Sidney B. Simon, emcee of Stories For GrownupsShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email email@example.com
ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 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 239-472-0177 or firstname.lastname@example.org CAPTIVA CHAPEL BY THE SEA: The Rev. Thomas E. Nyman November 13, 2011 thru April 22, 2012 Sunday 11 a.m., 472-1646 Captivas Chapel-By-The-Sea will have a series of Lenten studies. The 2 remaining sessions are as follows:March 21, 3 The Cross as Gods SubstitutionMarch 28, 3 The Cross as Gods Role ModelSpecial Services: April 1, Palm Sunday at 11:00 AMApril 5, Maundy Thursday Communion at 6p.m.April 6, Good Friday Passion Story at 12April 8, Easter, The Resurrection at 11:00 a.m.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 Communion9 a.m. Contemporary Service with Kids Church10:45 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 email@example.com. Holy WeekSanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, located at 2050 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel, is hosting a number of Holy Week special services. Maundy Thursday will take place on April 5. A service of Tenebrae and Holy Communion will begin at 7:30 p.m. Good Friday is April 6. At noon, service featuring a dramatic monologue by the Rev. Dr. John H. Danner will be held.continued on page 14 THURSDAY, APRIL 5 5PM MAUNDY THURSDAYThe Special Holy Communion observance of the original Last SupperFRIDAY, APRIL 6 12 NOON GOOD FRIDAY PASSION STORYSUNDAY, APRIL 8 11AM EASTER THE RESURRECTIONYOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO COME, BRING YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS AND DISCOVER A VERY SPECIAL PLACE WHERE GOD LIVES. Chapel Chapel By e By e Sea Sea Holy Days at Captiva Holy Days at Captiva THE REV. THOMAS E. NYMAN11580 CHAPIN LANE CAPTIVA 4721646(Directly behind the Captiva Library and Civic Association) Saint Isabel Catholic ChurchEASTER SCHEDULEPALM SUNDAY, APRIL 1Saturday, 5:00 PM Sunday, 8:30 AM & 10:30 AMHOLY THURSDAY, APRIL 5Mass of the Lords Supper 5:00 PMGOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 6Celebration of the Lords Passion Veneration of the Cross 3:00 PMHOLY SATURDAY, APRIL 7 e Great Vigil of Easter 8:00 PMEASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 87:00 AM, 9:00 AM, & 11:00 AM Saint Isabel Catholic Church 3559 Sanibel Captiva Road Sanibel, FL 33957 (239) 472-2763 www.saintisabel.org OLIVER ALAN COBETA CUSCADENKara Cuscaden, long time island resident, is pleased to announce the birth of her second grandson, Oliver Alan Cobeta Cuscaden. Oliver was born on February 23, 2012 in Quito, Ecuador. His proud parents, Joshua Cuscaden and Belen Cobeta, and older brother, Matteo, reside in Quito, where Joshua is an administrative officer with Peace Corps. BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT
13 ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 2012 LEO S. MCDONALD, JR.Leo S. McDonald, Jr., a nationally recognized leader and innovator in the Chicago convention world, died peacefully on February 1, 2012 at the age of 90 years. He served in the navy during World War II and was stationed in the Pacific at Glenview Naval Air Base. An avid supporter of the arts, he graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago and remained a member and supporter throughout his life. He started his own business, Award Exhibits, in Chicago in 1956 and became a group vice president at Greyhound in charge of exposition services and exhibits until he retired and began spending winters on Captiva Island. Leo was an imaginative and creative fellow; a leader who we all admired; a great boss and colleague as well. He demanded excellence and in that regard was tough at times as he had to be. All in all, he was a powerhouse and in that respect... I often referred to him as the Daddy Warbucks of the Exhibit Industry, shared friend and colleague, Bill Dixon. He was a deeply loving and caring husband, father and grandfather. Ill always remember his wonderful sense of humor and gigantic laugh. Like his dad, he was a noted raconteur, recalled his daughter. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ann Eve, his children Carol and Jay, Lianne and Greg, John and Kathy, and Kathleen and Stuart, his grandchildren Jessica and Bill, Kerianne, Patrick, Katie and Yuvall, James, William, Samantha, Liam, Charlie, Jack and Henry, and great grandchild, Josie. He has supported childrens charities throughout his life and a memorial fund has been established at one of his favorites, SmileTrain. Donations may be made online at http://support.smiletrain. org/site/TR?pxfid=10720&pg=fund&fr_ id=1030. Family and friends may sign the guest register at www.horizonfunerals. com. OBITUARY Easter Services At Chapel By The SeaThe historic Captiva Chapel By The Sea will hold the following Easter season services: April 1 Palm Sunday at 11 a.m. April 5 Maundy Thursday Communion at 6 p.m. April 6 Good Friday Passion Story at noon April 8 Easter, The Resurrection at 11 a.m.For more information, call Pastor Tom Nyman at 472-1646 or 651-747-7504. 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 He Lives Easter Sunday | 4 Services 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, & 11:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m.Traditional Service and Communion 9:00 a.m.Contemporary Service 10:00 a.m.Tradit ional Service 11:00 a.m.Contemporary Service NO SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES OR KIDS CHURCH Childcare for Pre-School and down at all 4 Services. Believers Baptism by Immersion Offered on the Causeway at 12:30 p.m. following services. Sunrise Service on the Causeway Easter Sunday 6:30 a.m. Free Coffee and Donuts: Believ ers Baptism by Immersion Offered at the conclusion of the ser vice. Bring Your Lawn Chai r...and Bring a Friend. SANIBEL COMMUNITY CHURCH1740 PERWINKLE WAY 239-472-2684 WWW.SANIBELCHURCH.COM
ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 201214 Easter Services This Weekend At Sanibel Community ChurchSanibel Community Church announced that R esurrection Sunday will begin at 6:30 a.m. April 8 on the Sanibel Causeway, with vibrant songs of praise filling the air. Free donuts and coffee are available to all who come. Pastor Daryl Donovans message, Extreme Makeover, will be an encouraging word. Teen Challenge, as well as the teenagers of Sanibel Community Church, will provide dramatic presentations. A love offering will be received to support the ministry of Teen Challenge. Believers baptism by immersion will be offered at the conclusion of the service. Four Resurrection services of worship will be held on the campus of Sanibel Community Church. Both the 8 and 10 a.m. services will be traditional, with the 9 and 11 a.m. services being contemporary. Believers baptism by immersion will be offered on the Sanibel Causeway at 12:30 p.m. following the services.Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way (next to Jerrys Market). There is plenty of parking at the rear of the campus, with parking attendants providing assistance. For more information, visit www.sanibelchurch.com or call 472-2684. Last years Easter Sunrise Service at Sanibel Community Church NANNYS NANNYS CHILDRENS SHOPPE CHILDRENS SHOPPE 2250 PERIWINKLE WAY(Sanibel Square-adjacent to The Bean)395-1730Spring has Sprung!Wonderful assortment of new spring fashions for girls and boys infant 14 Happy Happy Easter Easter To All To All SANIBEL CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRISTMaundy ursday, April 57:30 PM Service of Tenebrae and Holy CommunionGood Friday, April 6Noon Good Friday Service featuring a dramatic monologue by the Rev. Dr. John H. DannerEaster Sunday, April 87:45 AM Chapel Service 9:00 & 11:00 AM Festival Service with Chancel Choir, guest singers from the Mastersingers Chorale and Brass Players from the SW Florida Youth Symphony 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 www.sanibelucc.org (239) 472-0497 Rev. Dr. John H. Danner, Senior Pastor Rev. Deborah Kunkel, Associate Pastor ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS EPISCOPAL CHURCHInvites you to join us EASTER WEEKENDApril 7-8 THE GREAT VIGIL OF EASTER Saturday 5:00 pmPachal Fire, Procession, Eucharist & Light Supper EASTER SUNDAY EUCHARIST 7:30, 9:00 & 11:00 amCall the Rector with any questions: e Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan, 239-472-21732304 Periwinkle Way www.saintmichaels-sanibel.org From page 12Holy WeekEaster Sunday is April 8. Chapel Service begins at 7:45 a.m. Festival Service with Chancel Choir, guest singers from the Mastersingers Chorale and Brass Players from the SW Florida Youth Symphony will take place at 9 and 11 a.m. Dr. Danner will be preaching on Johns gospel on Easter Sunday. His sermon will be titled Touching Is Believing. The childrens programs (Sunday School and nursery care) will also be available on Easter Sunday, April 8. For information, call 472-0497. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email firstname.lastname@example.org (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 Christ is Risen! May God Christ is Risen! May God Bless You and Please God, Bless You and Please God, Bless America. Bless America.
15 ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 2012 All Are Welcome At ChapelLucky Hemphill and his driver/chef and confidant Georgia Hemphill never miss a Sunday service at Captivas Chapel by the Sea. Lucky prefers to sit in the same pew each week, confident that his friend Joan Eschert will slip him a little treat. An involved resident of Captiva for many years, Hemphill now lives at Shell Point Village. The final Sunday service this season is April 22. Lucky with owner Georgia Hemphill photo by John Slater Cozette Nichols and Bryan Picco of Sanibel are engaged and plan a June 16 beach wedding on Captiva. Parents of the couple are Jerry and Gay Nichols of Aberdeen, South Dakota and Andrew and Bernie Picco of Fort Wayne Indiana. Nichols owns and operates her hair salon, Cozette Salon in Fort Myers. Picco owns and operates his house cleaning business, Absolute Pressure, on Sanibel. ENGAGEMENT Bryan Picco and Cozette Nichols Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy & Pilates Annual Meeting NoticeThe Sanibel Community Associations (SCA) annual meeting will be held Wednesday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. Learn the status of your Community Association, and The Community House. Appetizers and beverages will follow the report. Call 472-2155 to reserve your place. If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation, visit the website at www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net or stop by 2173 Periwinkle Way. A donation of $1,500 pays the electric bill for a month, $750 pays the garbage bill for a month, $250 pays the water bill for a month, $100 pays the pest control bill for a month. The mission of the Sanibel Community Association is to enrich community spirit through educational, cultural and social gatherings in the historic Community House. Send your editorial copy to:email@example.com
ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 201216 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 Fun And Games At Seahorse Festival The 27th annual Seahorse Festival was a huge success. Island families and visitors came out in big numbers to support The Sanibel School and have some fun in the process. We could not have had such a fabulous event without all our community sponsors, donors and volunteers, said Milissa Sprecher, event chair. This evening of fun for our families is truly a group effort. It is fun to see all of our hard work come together into such a fun event. The kids had a variety of midway games to play for prize tickets including a fishing pond, a duck pond, the Sanibel ring toss, and ping pong ball toss. Children were able to redeem their tickets for prizes. A big thank you goes out to The Dunes for bringing their golfing greens to The Sanibel School. Kids and adults got a chance to work on their swings with the golf pros. Giovanni and Mary Tonti were responsible for bringing all the volunteers together for the festival. Ms. Silvia of Ms. Silvias Faces created Osa Nuenlist-Zavala at the fishing pond Ben Arensman, Peter Basturk and Kyle Mason Julia Lemmon Addison Sprecher Noah Weigel practices his golf swing CHILDRENS EDUCATION CENTER OF THE ISLANDS18th Annual Spring Festival $10.00 Unlimited Games and Crafts Saturday April 7th, 2012 10 a.m 1 p.m. Sanibel City Park(Next to the Sanibel Community Association)So Much Fun!!!Pony Rides, Bounce House, Giant Slide, Ra e, Silent Auction, Games, Crafts, Live Music and More fts Bring your Easter Basket for our FREE Egg Hunt Sponsored by Bank of the Islands
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ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 201218 New Date For Cooking With Kids Workshop At FISH CenterFISH of Sanibel (Friends In Service Here) has set a new date for the Cooking with Kids Workshop. It will now take place on Monday, April 30 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the FISH Walk In Center. This is the second workshop run for FISH by the Lee Country Home Extension Services. It is open to the whole community and is focused on children of all ages as well as their parents/guardians. It includes a live cookery demonstration and nutrition education. Celia Hill, Family and Consumer Sciences agent from Lee County Home Extension Service, uses foods found in the FISH Food Pantry. Hill and her team will show how to cook tasty, healthy meals to feed an entire family. This session will see child-friendly foods cooked from the food pantry and participants will get to taste the nutritious meals. To reserve a space, call Christine at the FISH Walk In Center at 472-4775. The walk-in center is located at 1630 Periwinkle Way, Unit B, Sanibel (next to Pfeiffer Realty Group) and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., phone 472 4775. Lacey Miller, left, and Pam Abbott at the last FISH cooking demo Tahitian Gardens, Sanibel 239-395-5353www.SynergySportswear.comLargest Selection in Southwest Florida 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 COMFORT BY DESIGN(239) 395-0666 1-800-454-3008Sanibel Island 1640 Periwinkle Way in Limetree Across from the Bank of the Islands BIRKENSTOCK MEPHISTO ECCO Clothes That Feel As Good As They Look e Village Shops2340 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 239.472.3003 EXTRA! EXTRA!Take Home A Sanibel Memory Sanibel newsprint t-shirts in 4 colors
19 ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 2012 OUR PATIENTS CANT PAY THEIR BILLS BUT YOU CAN HELP INSURE THE ANIMALS AT CROW CROWDaily 11am presentations about our areas native and migratory wildlife 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road www.crowclinic.org (239) 472-3644 ext. 228Go to www.crowclinic.orgClick on Help Insure a CROW Patient Tuesday-Saturday 10am 4pm CROW Wildlife Center CROW Wildlife CenterPlease thank our Case of the Week ad sponsor for supporting CROW:thanks CROW Case Of The Week: Swallow-Tailed Kiteby Patricia MolloyOne of the most elegant birds in Florida is the swallow-tailed kite (Elanoides forficatus). It is unmistakable due to its distinctive black and white plumage, forked tail and graceful aerial maneuvers. Kites are my favorite raptors, said Dr. Heather. They are very smart, sensible and easy to manage. On March 20, a swallow tail kite arrived at CROW from Lehigh Acres. Upon arrival, it could not fly and was depressed, likely as a result from being hit by a car. Fluids and pain medication were quickly administered to make the kite more comfortable while its condition could be further evaluated. A radiographic test was performed, which utilizes an x-ray beam to record the internal structure of a patient and detect injuries in its body. The resulting images clearly showed a break in its ulna, a major weight-bearing bone, while the neighboring radius was intact (comparable to a human forearm). Dr. Heather anesthetized the bird so that a metal rod could be inserted to align the naturally hollow bones. Swallow-tail kites typically arrive in Florida in late February to early March from South America. If you are fortunate enough to see a one these magnificent birds, it will most likely be while it is in flight. Kites are constantly on the move, swooping down to pick up a meal (which they eat while flying) or diving down for a quick drink from the surface of a lake or stream. According to Dr. Heather, kites are low stress, low key birds. In the case of this patient, It will eat as long as I offer food on a pair of thongs. Kites dont like to come off perches to eat. With patience, the ulna will likely heal and this beautiful raptor will return to the skies of Southwest Florida to perform spectacular feats of aerial acrobatics. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from the Gulf Coast of Florida. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: www.crowclinic.org. Note the metal rod protruding from the birds wing that was inserted at the clinic Dr. Heather initially fed the rare bird by hand three times a day because it would not eat on its own
ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 201220 Easter is the perfect time to celebrate the love of family and friends and theres no better place to gather this Easter than the Old Captiva House, TripAdvisors top-rated restaurant. Our Easter Buffet includes fresh fruits, cheeses, salads, entrees, carving stations and of course mountains of homemade desserts. EASTER SUNDAY | 11:30 AM 8 PM | $39.95 Adults | $18.95 Kids 13-7 | FREE Kids Under 715951 CAPTIVA DRIVE 239.472.5161 TWEEN-WATERS.COM O UR FABULOUS EASTER BUFFET IS BACK. H OP TO IT AND MAKE RESERVATIONS NOW. N OT ONLY DO WE MAKE EVERY NIGHT SPECIAL. W E MAKE SPECIALS EVERY NIGHT. The 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: 10,000 Views Tuesday & Wednesday: Taylor Stokes White To Preside Over Tarpon Tournament Kangaroo CourtWhat could be more fun than pulling in feisty tarpon on a balmy Southwest Florida spring day? How about a chance to try your fellow fishermen in a Kangaroo Court judged by celebrity author and former fishing guide Randy Wayne White? As part of the award ceremonies for the Ding Darling & Doc Fords Tarpon Tournament on Saturday, May 5, White will emcee the fun for fishing participants who want to accuse one another of heinous acts of embarrassment or tomfoolery. I will be the judge, the jury, and the executioner, said White with a chuckle. Anyone can accuse anyone of just about anything, and the fine will be sentenced accordingly. It all goes to benefit Ding Darling, so its a great cause. The fishing tournament takes place at Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille on Fort Myers Beach from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 5. The Captains Dinner will take place the previous evening, on Friday, May 4. Registration is now open at www.dingdarlingsociety.org or by calling 292-0566. Entry fee is $400 per team of up to four ($100 for extras), 100 percent of which will be distributed as tournament awards. Doc Fords, with locations on both Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach, sponsors the tournament to support the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge through the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS). Anyone interested in becoming a tournament sponsor should call 292-0566 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Other tournament sponsors include Presenting Sponsor ($5,000) Diversified Yacht Services of Fort Myers Beach; Platinum Sponsor ($2,500) Budweiser, Florida Weekly and Reel Animals Fishing Team; Gold Sponsors ($1,000) Dan Hahn Custom Builders, Holiday Inn Sanibel Beach Resort, Island Sun and Sunglasses Internationale; and Silver Sponsors ($500) The Bait Box, Bobs Machine Shop, Fort Myers Beach Tarpon Hunters Club, Gulf Star Marina, MustDo.com, Nave Plumbing, Paradise Advertising, Sanibel Bean, Jensens Island Resort & Marina, Sanibel-Captiva Community Bank, Sanibel Captiva Daily and the Sanibel Island Fishing Club. The Ding Darling & Doc Fords Tarpon Tournament will take place on May 4 and 5 Photo courtesy of the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau Randy Wayne White, bestselling author of the Doc Fords thriller series
21 ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 2012Birds Eye ViewSanibels Unique Freshwater Wetlandsby Mark Bird WestallSanibel is one of the few barrier islands in the world with a freshwater wetlands exposed on its surface. Over the years, I have come to the conclusion, and most recently have been reminded of this possibility, that the close proximity of these freshwater wetlands to the tidal mudflats of the Refuge is a major factor into the historically phenomenal wading bird populations maintained on Sanibel. About 10 days ago, we had been enjoying good numbers of wading birds feeding on the tidal mudflats back in the mangroves of the Refuge out of sight of the Wildlife Drive. Now understand that food is the most powerful stimulus to all life (including humans) and, if the birds are finding sufficient food on the mudflat, they are more tolerant of a bunch of predators in a canoe (or standing on Wildlife Drive) staring at them and are less likely to fly away to another location. But if they are not finding food, two things can happen. One, they will become less tolerant of any human predators approach. And two, they may leave the area completely looking for other foraging areas where they can be more successful. Even though these days we do not see near the numbers that we used to when I started the business back in 1978, the viewing had been spectacular. Then after several days, almost as though someone had flipped a switch, the birds seemed to disappear from everywhere in the Refuge. I was a little confused, because usually changes such as this occur slowly over a few days as the strength and timing of the tides changes. But one day there was good birdlife viewing, the next, almost nothing. After the trip was over and we were driving out of the Refuge along Wildlife Drive, I could see that there were very few wading birds present anywhere in the Refuge. An hour later after the trip, I just happened to be in a part of the interior freshwater wetlands basin checking on something else, and there in a slowly drawing down drainage tributary of the Sanibel River were a whole slew of wading birds, all congregated together feeding on the small fish of that freshwater system. You see, as the winter ends and the summer season approaches, the strong early morning tides of December combined with the occasional cold front pushing the winds out of the north, start switching to weaker tides during the day and more prevailing winds out of the south and east. This means that the mudflats of the Refuge become an increasingly difficult place for the wading birds to easily capture food. So, what is a hungry wading bird supposed to do? Just as this habitat becomes less suitable for the birds, the freshwater wetlands basin of the island begins to draw down from the lack of rainfall during the winter dry season. The fish living in this freshwater basin become increasingly trapped just as when the saltwater species become trapped during the strong winter low tides in the Refuge. I believe that the close proximity of these two types of wetlands working in synch naturally provide an ample year round prey base for the wading birds. Thus, Sanibel was historically a haven for feeding and nesting wading birds. Next week, I will begin talking about how the freshwater wetlands of Sanibel came to be, how they were almost drained and destroyed, and the fight we have had to restore them to a more naturally functioning basis. A former 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. 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ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 201222 Know The Rules Before Wetting A Fishing Lineby Capt. Matt MitchellThe big trout bite is still going on all over the sound and even along the beaches. This week I did get on some better size trout in the southern sound, which was a change from having to make the run to the clear water in the northern sound. Trout over 20 inches were common all week with a few real gators in the 25to 26-inch range caught. Shiners and small pinfish are the bait of choice for these gator trout, although I have caught a few on handpicked shrimp too. Fishing the white sandholes in thick, healthy grass in twoto three-foot depths produced the biggest trout of the week. Bright sunny conditions really seem like the best time to target these larger trout. With so many trout out there, dont get greedy by taking too many. Seatrout are in their spawn right now they should be handled as little as possible if being released. If you plan on harvesting trout, they should be eaten fresh within a day or two of being caught as the meat does not freeze well. Regulations on trout are four fish per angler per day between 5 and 20 inches of which only one can be over the 20-inch maximum. Recently there was a picture in this newspaper of an angler with eight trout he kept in a day. That is over the limit. Trout are a natural resource and the bag limits and size limits along with good management of the species are the reason the resource is in such great shape. It does not take too many meat fisherman to wreck this for everyone. Fishing trips are judged on so much more than the size of the Ziplock bag of fillets you go home with. There is nothing wrong at all with taking home a fresh fish dinner, but if you plan on stocking your freezer, please go to a grocery store. Not knowing our state and local fishing regulation is no excuse to break the law. If you are new to fishing, new to the area or are on vacation, pick up the FWC fish identification with the regulations at any local tackle store. Regulations do change so go online and check out www. myfwc.com for the latest news. With another windy March behind us, tarpon fishing will really kick into high gear in the next few weeks. For a few hours one morning with clients I had my first chance this season to go out and fish for tarpon. Although we did not hook up a single fish, every place I went we saw a few rolling fish and even had one tarpon come up and swirl on and miss a live bait. The rush of seeing tarpon while they are free jumping, rolling or even flashing on and missing a live bait still, to this day, makes my heart race. After catching and putting anglers on hundreds or more tarpon in my life, the adrenaline rush it brings just seeing these awesome fish still amazes me. In my book there is not a more exciting, hard fighting, shallow water gamefish to target, period. This week daytime redfish tides get a whole lot better than we have had for weeks. High daytime incoming tides should have the mangrove redfish bite going off. I did manage some redfish this week but it really took a lot of work moving up and down shorelines to get any keepers at all. The hottest redfish bite of the week came during a period of strong southwest wind that had the tide blown up higher than expected. Although this bite was all small reds, the action was wide open with more than a dozen caught in 20 minutes. The bigger reds took a lot more work and we caught only one here and one there. While riding around mangrove islands, I did see some good numbers of redfish but with the tides very slow moving if at all they simply would not eat. The big redfish of the week on my boat measured only 24 inches.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. 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23 ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 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 Will The Eagles Nest On The New Platform SCCF Built For Them?Apair of eagles that has nested on Sanibel since 1990 has had a rough nesting season. They are building their fourth nest, determined to stay in their nesting territory. Two nests fell down. A chick hatched in a third nest, but did not survive. The fourth nest is on a dead tree that is sure to fall. That is where the artificial nesting platform on the top of an 80-foot pole erected by LCEC on March 6 comes in. It gives the eagle pair a good nesting site in their territory, but will they use it? That is the question. On Tuesday, April 10 at 10 a.m., come to the SCCF Nature Center and learn about how this pair of eagles is doing. Mark Bird Westall will be in the house. The program is free for all to attend. The Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation is located at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Call 472-2329 for more information. Eagle sitting adjacent to the newly-erected platform Sample Craft Beers At SCCFs Beer In The BushesCome to the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundations firstever Beer In The Bushes, a craft beer tasting fundraiser on Saturday, April 14 from 7 p.m. to -ish. Tickets are $30 per person. Join fellow beer connoisseurs on the grounds of the SCCF Nature Center for a great sunset, live music, dancing, beer, food and games. Six tasting stations serving different signature Samuel Adams craft beers will be set up along the grounds and boardwalks. Games will include golf putting machines, a cornhole toss, darts, ring toss and a photo booth. There will also be a great selection of raffle prizes and a 50/50 drawing. This fun evening of food, fun, dancing and live music with Vernal Pool will help support SCCFs mission of conserving coastal habitats and aquatic resources on Sanibel and Captiva and in the surrounding watershed. Beer In The Bushes is graciously sponsored by the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and generously supported by Samuel Adams, which will be providing six of their finest beers for the tasting, courtesy of The Grog Shop. Beer In The Bushes will be held at SCCFs Nature Center, 3333 SanibelCaptiva Road on Sanibel. Reservations and advance payment are requested. Call SCCF at 472-2329 to make reservations or for more information.
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ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 201226 PLACEGood TimesGreat Food Island RestaurantLunch & DinnerServed Daily 11am 9:30pm239-472-0223 Casual Outdoor Dining at its Best!Entertainment 6-9 pmTuesday SundayIslander Favorites Served All Day Long!Full BarHappy Hour 4-6 pm foodJean Le Boeuf WiFiJoin us on Easter Sunday and enjoy our Easter Day Ham Special. Bourbon glazed ham served with our scalloped potatoes and maple carrots. $21.95 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 Closed Easter Sunday Ariana Tonkin of Garden City, New York found a junonia at the Sanibel Lighthouse Fishing Pier while staying in Fort Myers. Its the newspaper shell! she said. Shell Found Ariana Tonkin, center, with Juliana (4 months) and Anthony (20 months) Snowy Plover Program At SCCFWatch where you walk there are plovers on the beach and nesting has begun. The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation has been monitoring and staking the nests of this bird on Sanibel beaches for 10 years. Join SCCF biologists to learn about this threatened species and what you can do to protect their small nesting populations. Following the program, carpool to the beach to see some snowy plovers. Maybe you will get to see prolific Footless Freddie, with his white and red leg bands. Upcoming program dates are Thursdays, April 12 and 26 at 10 a.m. in the SCCF Nature Center auditorium. Cost of program is $5, with SCCF members admitted free. Call 472-2329 for more information. Snowy plover sitting on eggs
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ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 201228 Great Steaks and Contemporary Comfort Food Classics Great Steaks and Contemporary Comfort Food ClassicsLunch & Dinner 7 Days a Week 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 10 am 2 pm Sunday Brunch Buffet 10 am 2 pm Omelet and Carving Stations Omelet and Carving Stations Complimentary Brunch Cocktail Complimentary Brunch Cocktail 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 EASTER EASTER BRUNCH BRUNCH 10 am 2 pm 10 am 2 pmOmelet and Carving Stations (Lamb & Ham) Reservations Accepted 18 BEERS ON TAP 18 BEERS ON TAP HAPPY HOUR HAPPY HOUR4 6 Every DayCatering Available Executive Chef Sean Boller1100 Par View Drive Sanibel 472-4394 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 Plant SmartCaribbean Trumpet Treeby Gerri ReavesOne of South Floridas most popular ornamental trees, the Caribbean trumpet tree (Tabebuia aurea), has a fairly short but spectacular spring blooming seasonwhen its a show stopper. It is native to the West Indies and parts of South America, but not to Florida, and typically grows to about 25 feet high. Some specimens have silvery gray leaves that give the tree another common name, silver trumpet tree. The furrowed and corky bark provides a good platform for epiphytes, or air plants, such as orchids and the native bromeliad, the cardinal airplant (Tillandsia fasciculata ). The somewhat contorted shape adds character. The leaves are comprised of five to seven stiff narrow leaflets, which begin to drop as the funnel-shaped compact clusters of flowers start to appear and the show begins. The trumpet tree is very drought-tolerant and has a moderate growth rate. Moderate salt tolerance makes it suitable for some coastal landscapes. Dropping leaves, a shallow root system, and wind breakage are maintenance concerns, but it is generally pest resistant. Give the tree full sun, which will accent its beauty in the flowering season. The dark pods of about six inches long contain wafer seeds. The pink trumpet tree (Tabebuia heterophylla) is another species popular tab in South Florida. Sources: lee.ifas.ufl.edu and Florida, My Eden by Frederic B. Stresau. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. The furrowed bark provides a good platform for air plants and adds character to the tree Spring brings profuse clusters of bright showy flowers The Caribbean trumpet tree is native to the West Indies photos by Gerri Reaves Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
29 ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 2012Sand-Made MazeEven though it was their first time visiting Sanibel and swimming in the ocean, the Mazzier brothers Chase, 10, and Julian, 8 of Wilmette, Illinois spent a few days constructing their Mazzier Maze on the beach. Gator And Crocodile Tales At SCCFThe biology of alligators and crocodiles is an ancient tale of survival. On Wednesday, April 11 at 10 a.m. come to the SCCF Nature Center and learn about these living dinosaurs to ensure our safety and their survival on the islands. Following the program, take a walk on the trails to see an alligator nest that hatched this summer. Yes the female crocodile released on Sanibel last summer is still here. Did she nest this summer? Like all reptiles, eggs can be laid even if they have not been fertilized. Cost to attend the Gator & Crocodile Tales program is $5 for adults, with SCCF members and children admitted free. Call 472-2329 for more information. The SCCF Nature Center is located at 3333 SanibelCaptiva Road. Chase and Julian Mazzier 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 FULL MOON PARTYCorky birthday celebration April 6th Fridaycalling all those who come out on a full moonTROUBLESTARTERS 8pm-11pm Reservation Recommended Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org Crocodylusacutus
ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 201230 BEST KEPT BEST KEPT SECRET ON THE SECRET ON THE ISLANDS! ISLANDS! BRING THE WHOLE BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY! FAMILY! 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel 239-395-2300 239-395-2300www.HungryHeron.com FRIDAY LOBSTER FEASTWhole Maine LobsterLimited Availability ALL-YOU-CAN-EATSPECIALSMONDAY NIGHT PRIME RIB includes baked potato and grilled vegetablesFISH FRY EVERY DAY Noon til closeincludes French fries and corn on the cobISLAND SHRIMP Noon til closeMix n match coconut fried or grilled includes French fries and corn on the cob$1695 $1995 $1795 All special offers good with ad, one per customer, coupons not good in conjunction with any other offer or c oupon, tax and gratuity added before discounts, expires 04-30-12. 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 Tour SCCFs Marine LabOn Friday, April 13, meet the SCCF Marine Laboratory staff and get up to date information on lab projects while touring the facility. Participants will gather at the SCCF Nature Center at 9 a.m. for a short introduction and then carpool over to the Marine Lab. This program is free for all to attend, but reservations are required. Call 4722329 for more details. 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 To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Marine Lab Tour participants Original King Kong Playing At Sanibel LibraryJoin some fellow film buffs at the Sanibel Public Library on Tuesday April 10 at 2 p.m. for a screening of the original adventure/monster movie King Kong (1933). Directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Shoedsack, the story is recognized for its stop-motion animation by Willis OBrien (Lost World, Mighty Joe Young). The musical score was written by Max Steiner (Little Women, Casablanca). King Kong was deemed culturally, historically and aesthetically significant by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. There have been two remakes of the film, in 1976 and 2005. Fay Wray portrays an actress, Ann Darrow, who agrees to star in a film directed by Carl Denham, played by Robert Armstrong. Travel for the film takes them on a voyage to a mysterious island in the Indian Ocean, where natives kidnap Ann and prepare her as a sacrifice to a giant ape who resides on the island. Enter King Kong. Instead of killing her, Kong takes Ann to his lair. The crew attempts to rescue Ann, fighting off dinosaurs in the jungle. First Mate Jack Driscoll (Bruce Cabot), who fell in love with Ann during the voyage, rescues her from Kong and together they flee to safety in the village. Kong destroys the village trying to gain back Ann. Jack subdues the beast and brings him to New York City to place him on display. Kong breaks free from his chains, captures Ann and climbs to the top of the Empire State Building. Battling aircraft, the giant beast falls to his death. Ann is safe again in the arms of Jack. One of the most memorable lines is at the end of the film when Armstrong is looking upon the fallen Kong and claims It wasnt airplanes it was beauty that killed the beast. For more information, call 472-2483.
31 ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 2012Gifts From The Garden Unconventional Ways To Use Plant Materialssubmitted by Carolyn DeCosterThe next meeting of the Shell Islands Garden Club will be held on Tuesday, April 10 at 12:30 p.m. at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. The program will be presented by Donna Cook, a board member of the Pine Islands Garden Club. Cook is a 15-year resident of Pine Island by way of Atlanta, Georgia, where she and her husband were in business together. She has had no formal design training, but gardening has become her passion. In her home landscaping, she uses bromeliads extensively as ground cover, currently featuring over 50 different varieties. Her extensive plantings provide the source of inspiration for using everyday plant materials to create unique and easy floral designs. Cook had for several years conducted floral demonstrations for the Pine Island Garden Club. Her other interests include cooking, sewing, photography and cruising with her husband between Canada and Southwest Florida. For more information, call Maggie Butcher at 395-0978. Bonsai Society Picnic And AuctionThe annual picnic and auction of the Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida will be held on Saturday, April 21 at the Community Garden Center adjacent to the Edison Laboratory on McGregor Boulevard. The picnic is in lieu of the monthly meeting. The public is invited. There is no charge for attendance and free parking is on Larchmont Street (running south from McGregor Boulevard, one block east of the Edison Laboratory). The auction will begin at 11 a.m. and a buffet line for the picnic will begin at noon. Beginner bonsai demonstrations will be in the south gazebo at 10:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. At 1 p.m., raffle numbers will be drawn and silent auction winners will be announced. Bonsai is a horticultural art of growing trees in pots. It had its origins in China and Japan. Information about bonsai and the association will be available at the picnic. For more information call Greg Lignelli at 560-3275. Designs by Donna Cook, a board member of the Pine Island Garden Club Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road239.395.1464 Sanibel Island ZAGAT ZAGAT.COM R ate d by : Follow us on acebook Mahi-Mahi! Yucatan Shrimp!
ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 201232 Sanibel Island Fishing Club Monthly MeetingThis Tuesday, April 10, the Sanibel Island Fishing Club will be holding its monthly meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the north room of The Community House, 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 (especially tarpon anglers) is cordially invited to attend. This months featured speaker is the clubs very own Kevin Vertesch, who will be giving an in-depth presentation on the dos and donts of tarpon fishing. His talk will cover topics such as his favorite baits, rods, reels, hooks and all the techniques he uses to catch the elusive silver kings. Vertesch will also discuss where the best locations are to find these fish, from inshore spots off of Picnic Island to Knapps Point, where the tarpon are most plentiful. With the upcoming Doc Fords first annual tarpon tournament just around the corner, this presentation offers local tarpon hunters a rare opportunity to learn angling techniques from an experienced fisherman who knows how to catch and safely release these magnificent game fish. Following his presentation, Vertesch will be on hand to answer any questions from the audience regarding tarpon hunting. If youve ever wanted to catch a tarpon, this is your program to attend. 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 more information on joining the club, contact Rol Campbell at 472-8994 or attend our 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, to view catch photos or to explore their fish recipe section, go to www.sanibelslandfishingclub.com. Osprey Team To Present Lecture At Ding DarlingAs an add-on to its 2012 Lecture Series, the Ding Darling Education Center will host a special presentation of The Story of Ospreys on Friday, April 13 at 10 a.m. Claudia Burns, a longtime volunteer for The International Osprey Foundations (TIOF) nestwatch program, will present a slideshow of osprey photographs with commentary, and Mark Bird Westall, founder of TIOF, will punctuate the presentation with lifelike osprey calls plus stories from his many years of working with ospreys. Island cartoonist Dave Horton will also be on hand to sign copies of the free educational osprey coloring book, Look Whos Flying, which he illustrated. Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) underwrote the books printing. Admission is free, which is sponsored by The Sanctuary Golf Club and DDWS. Seating is limited and available on a firstcome basis. Wildlife Drive is closed on Friday, but visitors are welcome to visit the free education center and recreational opportunities at Tarpon Bay Explorers, the refuges official concessionaire located at Tarpon Bay Recreation Area. For more information call 472-1100 or visit email@example.com. Kevin Vertesch safely releasing a 70-pound tarpon Learn about the population of ospreys on Sanibel and beyond at the next refuge lecture photo by Terry Baldwin Buy 3 JewelPops and receive 1 Free Yellow label JewelPop!S Ibt Bnnbfnr1571 Pb Wtn Stb, FL 33957 239.472.5223www.sanibelbookshop.com META..... is Back with MORE!!!(Didgee too!) The SANIBEL FITNESS by META. Inc.s Personal Training Studio THE BOLER BEAST THE BOLER BEAST multi station weight machine,(Generously donated by the John and Mary Jo Boler family and Il Cielo restaurant) Experience the TRX Suspension Training System and challenge your CORE! The NEW Studios state of the art upgrades with weight machine, strength work/TRX, and as always, Elite Pilates Equipment/Mat training, All this with NO Crowds!!!Sanibel Fitness by META, INC A Lifestyle enhancement studio... Come, experience the difference...!!! 214-287-4482 214-287-4482 or or 239-395-5334 239-395-5334
Some Enchanted Sanibel Sea School EveningThe last Saturday before Easter, Sanibel Sea School celebrated six years on the islands of Sanibel and Captiva with their annual fundraising party Octifest on the Beach in a tent on Causeway Island A. It was a perfect night for a gourmet local and sustainable dinner, good music, twinkling lights, good friends and a good cause in a big tent. Proceeds benefitted scholarships to Sanibel Sea School and the gap between tuition and the cost of the programs for all students who attend Sanibel Sea School. Principal corporate sponsors for the Octifest on the Beach were PURRE, who dedicated some of the last funds of PURRE to kids ocean education, and Lily and Co., who was the key ingredient of a grand prize adventure that involved floating coconuts, glow sticks, and bobbing wishes cast off into the ocean. The night ended with the blue glow of coconuts bobbing in the ocean, representing hopes and dreams cast off into the sea from guests. The first coconut to reach shore will win their choice of a $5,000 diamond or equal-valued gift certificate from Lily & Co. To learn about Sanibel Sea School, a 501c3 dedicated to a world in which all people value, understand and care for the ocean visit sanibelseaschool.org and take a look at what we do every day! Susie Flinn, Marcia Kimball, Bruce Neill, Heidi Marinello and Chrissy Basturk Carolyn Tongyai, Barry Roth, Carol Hayduk and Kim Kouril Rick Zurbriggen with his coconut catch Octifest guests watch the blue glow of coconuts as theyre cast into the sea 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 Don and Nancy Rolley George and Lynne Campean Veronica and Jeff Powers Brooke, Marjorie and Kirsten Recker Nancy and Chip Roach with Libby Hanson33 ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 2012
ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 201234 100 Years Of Life Along The CaloosahatcheeFive generations of the Hansons living along the Caloosahatchee will be presented at the Fort Myers Central Library and sponsored by SCCF on Thursday, April 12 at 10 a.m. There is no fee for this program. Woody Hanson, the keeper family archives, will meet people interested in learning more about life on the river. The Hanson Family Archives is a collection of more than 1,000 historic documents and images from 1884 to the mid-20th century, passed down through five generations of one of Fort Myers first families. Its a treasure trove of information about the historic places, people and institutions of Southwest Florida, including unrivaled insight into the communitys relationship with the neighboring Seminole-Miccosukee Indians. The Hanson family began its own history in Southwest Florida in 1884, when London-born Dr. Wm. Hanson and his wife, Julia Allen Hanson, opted to settle in Fort Myers while on their way to Cuba. Dr. Hanson was physician to Thomas Edison and the Seminole-Miccosukee Indians as well as one of Fort Myers first real estate developers. Mrs. Hanson was active in almost every movement or institution in Southwest Florida and beyond and was called the most beloved woman in Florida upon her death in 1934. Their son, W. Stanley Hanson (1883-1945), dubbed the White Medicine Man, was a trusted advisor to the Seminole-Miccosukee Indians from the early part of the 20th century until his death in 1945. He wanted to dispel myths about the tribe, including those shared by some of those who would help them, and offer a true portrait of their lives. With the permission of his tribal friends, he recorded their lives in hundreds of photographs, writings and drawings, illuminating a world that had been invisible to outsiders. Excerpt taken from the Hanson Family website (www. seminole-lodge.com/about.php) The program takes place at the Fort Myers Central Library, not at SCCFs Nature Center. Reservations are requested and can be made by calling SCCF at 472-2329. Image from the Seminoles Florida Memory Project Seminoles navigating the Miami River by boat Mon-Fri 9:30 am 4 pm Sat 9 am 3 pm(at the East End)455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel395-3455 Lisettell Pantalon Joseph Ribkoff Crazy LarryUnique Clothing for the well dressed Island Girl & Island Woman Size 2 3XOn 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 SURFSHOP 459 Periwinkle, Sanibel Is.239-472-0966 btnfr btnfr ffrf f fffrt btnfr""# $t$t"%" &f'f"f WE NOW OFFER STERLING SILVER JEWELRY Sterling Silver Polishing Available 14K and 18K Platinum, Custom Design, Watch Batteries and Bands Buying Gold
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ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 201236 Live Entertainment 8pm-11pm Wed Fri Stone Crab Claws Are HERE! Lunch & Dinner Daily Happy Hour Nightly OPEN EASTER Find Us on Facebook CLOSED EASTER 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 Reservations Required for All Cruises All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Islandwww.captivacruises.com Call for departure timeTHE BEST WAY TO SEE 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 Amelias Sixth Birthday Tea PartyAgroup of island girls attended Amelia Gallos 6th birthday tea party. The girls made tea hats and Linda Gallo, Amelias mom, made balloons for all. We had a teapot pinata and plenty of tea party goodies. It was a fun day! I could hardly get them to sit still for a picture, said Gallo. From left, Stella Black, Lily Brown, Maya Brennan, Jessica McKee, birthday girl Amelia Gallo, Maeve Igo, Lotus Meyers, Sidney Stevens and Lauren Macalka
37 ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 2012Show Your Team Spirit At The Shell Museums Oyster Eating ContestThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum will hold its 3rd annual Oyster Eating Contest at The Timbers on April 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Twenty-five contestants, sponsored by island businesses, will compete to slurp down as many mollusks as they can in one minute to win Grand Champion honors and to help raise funds for the museum. There are many ways to win in this years competition. Categories include: Grand Champion, 2nd Place and 3rd Place, Female Champion, Best Oyster Attire, Most Clams (money) Collected (more than $1,000), and Most Team Spirit. Team spirit has always played an important part of the contest, as the oysters eaters seem to slurp even faster when they have a strong rooting section encouraging them. Supporters have waved signs, blown noisemakers, whistled and cheered their oyster eater on to victory. They have also supported the museum by purchasing food and drinks donated by The Timbers. This year, a womans watch from Lily & Co. will be raffled, and there will be crafts and face-painting for the kids. All are welcome to join in the fun. Shell Museum Participating In North American Reciprocal ProgramMembership in the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum has become more valuable than ever. The museum is pleased to announce its participation in the North American Reciprocal Museums (NARM) program. If you join the museum at the $100 level or above, you automatically become a member of this reciprocal membership program. NARM gives you free admission as well as program, lecture and store discounts and other benefits at nearly 600 museums across North America. Area participating museums include the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers, the Naples Museum of Art and the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota. Members will receive a special membership card, validated with a gold North American Reciprocal sticker. Some museums restrict benefits and family benefits are defined by each participating institution, so contact the institution prior to your visit for more information. (To see a list of participating museums, visit the museums membership website page at www.shellmuseum.org). To join the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum and to learn more about the reciprocal membership program, contact John Suau at 395-2233 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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... Contestant Bob Tobicash had a rowdy cheering section at last years event Oyster eater Heather Harrison received plenty of support from her backers Qualified members of the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum will be eligible to visit hundreds of North American museums for free
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41 ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 2012Humor And Humanity Served In This TavernOver The Tavern, a heartwarming family comedy/drama now playing at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, is running through Saturday, April 21, Tuesday through Saturday. All shows begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $42 for adults and $20 for children. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.BIGARTS.org. Often referred to by theater critics as the Catholic Neil Simon, Tom Dudzick created a trilogy of semi-autobiographical comedies, Over The Tavern is the first in the series. The story is set in the 1950s, a time when life was simpler than today. That is, if you werent 12-year-old Rudy Pazinski. Rudy and the rest of his PolishCatholic family each struggle to reconcile conservative family values with the pursuit of happiness. Di Saggau writes in the Island Sun, Talk about a charming family comedy. This is just what the doctor ordered, and adds One of the great joys of Over The Tavern is that as you laugh out loud, you will be nodding your head in recognition. Naples News theater critic Chris Silk raves the show is Basic. Beautiful. Brilliant, and says Young actors can be a minefield for critics and discerning viewers. Over The Tavern demands that the youngsters in the show be able to express a range of emotion, have a sense of timing and essentially carry huge chunks of the show. And they do beautifully. Parental guidance suggested for some mild adult language. Over The Tavern is supported by Herb Strauss Theater Season Sponsor The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and Show Sponsor Congress Jewelers. For more information the show and to purchase tickets, visit the Herb Strauss Theater Box Office at 2200 Periwinkle Way, call 472-6862 or 395-0900, or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Cast of Over The Tavern, currently playing at the Herb Strauss Theater photos by Nick Adams Photography Thomas Mothershed and Jenny Smith in Over The Tavern Tommy Short and cast of Over The Tavern Jake Mann and Nancy Antonio in Over The Tavern Read us online at IslandSunNews.com or visit www.TraditionsOnTheBeach.com si t www.Tra di t i ons O nT h eB e Enjoy Beachfront Casual Dining Enjoy Beachfront Casual Dining Enjoy Beachfront Casual Dining Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine Open for Dinner 7 Days a Week From 5 p.m. until Late Inside the Historic Isla nd Inn 3 111 W. Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island Marvilla Marzan Barbara Smith Andrea with Father Al & the Jazz Congregation And featuring Paul Ventura, aka Mr. Swing Wednesdays featuring Prime Rib Prime Jazz Andrea, Your Host Easter Sunday Dinner April 8th from 4pm until late Reservations Recommended (239)472-4559 Also available for weddings, private parties and corporate event Live Entertainment Nightly Join us for live music and dancing every night with Pianoman Joe McCormick and guests
ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 201242 Molieres Wit At Theatre Conspiracyby Di SaggauOne of the best comedic performances in town right now may very well be on stage at Theatre Conspiracy, where Scott Thomson plays Arnolphe, the central figure of Molieres delicious satire The School For Wives. Arnolphe, a middle-aged man of cunning who, to make sure his wife is not clever enough to play him for a cuckold, has devised a scheme whereby hes essentially raised her on his own since age 4, keeping the beautiful Agnes (Brittany Albury) out of the clutches of any who might teach her the facts of life. Agnes is delightfully naive and looks like a porcelain doll that talks. You know what they say about the best laid plans? A handsome young man Horace (Bernard Gomez), son of Arnolphes old friend Oronte (John Saco), has caught a glimpse of Agnes and fallen in love. The dashing, young Horace has just about stolen Agnes from his older rival, when he makes the mistake of confiding in Arnolphe, who attempts to prevent him from getting the girl. Moliere is the master of farce. When the play was first staged in 1662, starring Moliere as Arnolphe, it raised some outcry from the public. Today, this theatrical comedy is considered by some critics to be one of his finest achievements. Directed by artistic director Bill Taylor, The School For Wives is well cast. Thomson has so much dialogue its mind-boggling and he carries it off with superb comic timing and no flubs. He says his next project will be to memorize the Bible. He could probably do it. Arnolphe is a glorious creation, a largerthan-life figure of fun who is almost never off stage. It calls for bravura showmanship and Thomson delivers beautifully. He gets everything about this fellow spot-on: the foolish arrogance, the vanity, the swaggering cowardice and the pathetic jealousy. I doubt Moliere could have done it more justice. Two servants of Arnolphe, Georgette (Pam Erdman) and Alain (Thomas Marsh) are great in their clowning roles. Others who add to the production are Rick Sebastian as Chrysalde, and Robert Feigenblatt in two roles, Enrique and a Notary. Diana Waldlers detailed costumes and Taylors simple setting place The School For Wives firmly in its original period. If you ever wondered how a 350-year-old comedy can truly be considered classic, heres your answer. The show runs through April 7 at Theatre Conspiracy, located in the Alliance For the Arts, 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. For tickets, call 936-3239. Brittany Albury, Scott Thomson, Thomas Marsh and Rick Sebastian John Saco and Scott Thomson 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 04/30/12 $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!Email your editorial copy to: email@example.com Fish Market Open at 11 am (2 pm Sunday) Restaurant Open 4:30-9:30 pm 7 days 472-3128 703 Tarpon Bay Rd www.prawnbroker.comHappy Hour Daily 4-6 10 Midnight at32 Years of Fresh Fish on Sanibel Island! 13 Dinners for $13. before 5:30 PM 7 days$6 Burgers & Quesadillas! Before 5 PM (Dine in only) Friday is stillLOBSTER NIGHT!Cinco de Mayo!All Weekend May 5th 8th Margaritas Coronas Mexican Dinners & Appetizers Eat, Drink and watch ALL the NHL & NBA Playoff games! Speak softly and order a Great Fish OPEN EASTER 2-8Call for Reservations
43 ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 2012 Community Chorus Holds Spring ConcertThe sellout concert by BIG ARTS Community Chorus is still the talk of the town, and it is acknowledged to have been the best ever concert by the group. The chorus is now 80 members strong, led by the inspiring choral and musical director Steve Cramer, people from every walk in life join the group to sing and enjoy getting together every Tuesday night for rehearsal. The spring concert was the culmination of 10 weeks work and was a spectacular success. The beautiful range of voices, the very varied program and the addition of some special musicians made the concert held on March 22 a thrilling event to both see and hear. The program included pieces from opera (La Traviata), traditional songs from South African and Venezuela, a specially commissioned arrangement of Shenandoah by Greg Brown (the talented son of residents Dick and Connie Brown) and some delightful pieces from The Manhattan Transfer and Gershwin. This year, the chorus was accompanied by musicians flown in from New York City for the concert Mike Cottone, Lucas Roberto Pino (sponsored by Maryann Bell) and local musicians Tom Cooley (on drums) and Doug MacGregor (harmonica) Audience participation was expected for some of the numbers but from the very first song, it was clear that the audience was going to join in whenever they got a chance. The biggest sing-a-long and cheers came for The Sanibel Blues, written by local resident Jason LaManna. The song laments the departure from Sanibel and having to wear real shoes, having had a great time on the island. The BIG ARTS Community Chorus program this year included: Libiamo ne lieti calici is a tenor and soprano duet from Verdis opera La Traviata. Alfred Germont is encouraged by his friend and the woman he loves, Vioeletta, to show off his voice with this drinking song. The Faery Chorus from The Immortal Hour, a play written in 1908 by Scottish playwright Fiona Macleod. English composer Rutland Boughton composed an opera of the same name with a libretto adapted from the play. Mangwani Mpulele, a traditional song from South Africa. Origin either Zulu or Bantu. Balia di sehu ( Lets Dance The Sehu). The language is Papiamento, a mixed language containing the elements of African, Portuguese, Spanish, English and Dutch. It is the native language of Curacao, Bonaire and Aruba, islands off the coast of Venezuela. Anthem For Spring from the opera Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni. (1890). Sigmund Spaeth in this new text captured spiritual exuberance to the awakening and re-birth, the essence of the spring season. Harry Simone revoiced the choral parts so that the operatic version is more singable Shenandoah (Traditional American). The song may be about a roving trader who fell in love with the daughter of an Indian chief, a pioneers nostalgia for the Shenandoah River Valley in Virginia, or of a Confederate soldier in the Civil War dreaming of home. This arrangement, written by Gregory Brown, was commissioned for this chorus. The accompaniment flows like the river as the chorus carries the familiar melody. Leavin Sanibel Blues (premiere work) by local composer and guitarist Jason continued on page 45 BIG ARTS Community Chorus performing in concert GENERAL: $42, CHILD UNDER 17: $20 PERFORMANCES RUN TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY Utterly charming The Chicago Sun Times Over the Tavern by Tom DudzickProduced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (www.playscripts.com)
ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 201244 Poetic Voicesselected by Don BrownWhat Is It Like?by Carol H. Ehrlich I will tell you what it is liketo hear the strains of Haydn in Yo Yo Mas hands, the sweep, the control, the chill of quiet breath to power in a single bowthe cello a willing mate in such a lovers hands to see oils, pastels and pigments in waterteased, stroked, piled on, brushed by a Van Gogh, a Modigliani, a Matissestartling bursts of color from cobalt blue to forest greens or magenta to periwinkle, or yellows blue and white to know the glory of Gianni Schichi or Boheme sung by Te Kanawa, Halleluiah by Bartolli, effortless, liquid, wrenching the soul to read the sounds, the rhythms, the nuances of words chosen with precision to convey a meaning, a feelingeven better to hear them from a Kunitz, a Pinsky, a Sharon Olds to live with such precious gold, such heights, such perfection, and try to reach them with my own voice, my hands, my heart and know I cant is forever unslaked thirst. That is what it is like. A 21-year veteran of Island Writers Group 2 who recently moved back to Colorado, Carol Ehrlich is retired from a career in audiology-clinical, research and administration. This poem is from her book of poetry, Winds in My Sails, available from iUniverse.com and Barnes and Noble. Her publications include All Kinds of Love, Experiencing Hospice with co-author C. Jaffe, Baywood Publishing 1997 and a number of magazine and journal articles. She says poetry is fun it invites feelings and play with language. For consideration, please send typed poems with a short biography to Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957 Attn: Don Brown or send a Microsoft Word attachment to donbrown@alum. mit.edu Assisted LivingRX For Killing Timeby Priscilla Friedersdorf In the tourist season the kindly group at the local pharmacy is working... dare I say feverishly, to alleviate our ailments. At times we need to amuse ourselves while they conjure up our medicinal remedies. We are then at liberty to roam the store and left to our own devices. First I check the coupon dispenser in hopes of a 2 for 1 coupon for Cooks Brut or a magical cure-all for wrinkles. In the card aisle I sneak a peek at the scatological messages and try to think who is most deserving of receiving same. I play the musical cards and if the song is Moon River I play it twice, hum along and try not to get weepy. Further along I choose a rakish pair of reading glasses and test them out on the warning labels of nearby aspirin bottles. However, now if you can read the label on the aspirin bottle you cant gauge how becoming the frames are in the mirror... because you are, of course, near-sighted. The most amusing activity is checking your blood pressure. Often someone has usurped the seat at the machine but if you stare pointedly and appear slightly faint they will retreat. Check your results three times and consider the best outcome definitive. Calculate the price per ounce of Macadamia nuts and just as you have become absorbed in someone attempting to operate the digital photo print machine they summon you. There is the thrill of personal recognition when the loudspeaker at last calls your name and the clerk looks down benevolently as your potion is handed down from their drug laden aerie. p.s. If high blood pressure is not a problem you can also sit in the car and watch near misses in the parking lot. NARFE Meetings NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association), South Lee County Chapter #1263, will hold its quarterly evening meeting April 10. The meeting will be held at the Myerlee County Club, 1380 Myerlee County Club Drive. Buffet dinner will be at 5:45 p.m, the meeting will follow at 6:30. The monthly luncheon meeting will be April 19 at 11:30 a.m. at International King Buffet, 9061 College Parkway. For more information call 482-6713. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org FINE ITALIAN CUISINEIL TESORO RISTORANTEinspired by Island Fare in a bistro style C b t n frt t ftrrb rn n n b Trbrn Grtn rr Ptn Wr 751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL www.iltesoro.net 239-395-4022 Reservations Suggested Now open in NYC, 82nd & 1st Ave. 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 e Islands Award Early-bird specials Early-bird specials if seated from 5-5:30 Chef AJ Black here this week! 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 OFFI.SUN
45 ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 2012 FLYING OYSTERS!Well, ey Fly In A Plane When We Get em From Up North And Out West!NORTHEAST & WEST COAST OYSTERSFrom Massachusetts Rhode Island Long Island Washington State OregonPlease call to check our ever changing selection! 703 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel Island (239)472-HIKE Open 7 Days 4 p.m. Fish Market open 11 a.m. Full Liquor License Now Now taking taking reservations reservations for for Easter Easter$1.25 Apalachicola oysters at the raw bar Happy Hour 4-6 $1.00 ApalachicolasNOW OPEN 7 DAYSOysters Shrimp Stone Crab Claws Clam Chowder Crab Bisque Seafood Gumbo 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 $23.99 Smirnoff Vodka 1.75 ltr. $21.99 Grey Goose Vodka 750 ml. $31.99 Bacardi Rum Light or Gold 1.75 ltr. Reg. $27.99 SALE $25.99 Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio $22.99 Mark West Pinot Noir $12.99 Clos Dubois Chardonnay $10.49 Upcoming Workshops At BIG ARTSSignups are ongoing for upcoming BIG ARTS workshops. The full workshop schedules are available online at www.BIGARTS.org or by calling the main BIG ARTS office at 395-0900. Glass Fusing with Petra Kaiser starts Thursday, April 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. iPad Basics with Gerard Damiano is Thursday, April 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Apps for iPhone, iPod and iPad with Gerard Damiano is Friday, April 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Life Drawing Open Studio Non Instructed (morning session) with Carol Rosenberg starts April 6, meeting Fridays from 9:15 to 11:45 a.m. Life Drawing Open Studio Non Instructed (afternoon session) with Carol Rosenberg starts April 6, meeting Fridays from 12:15 to 2:45 p.m. Spanish I, II and III with Barbara Peterson starts Monday, April 9; check the BIG ARTS website or call the office at 395-0900 for class times. Intermediate Tap with Bobby Logue starts April 20, meeting Fridays from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Beginners Tap with Bobby Logue starts April 20, meeting Fridays from 10:40 to 11:40 a.m. Glass Fusing with Petra Kaiser starts May 2, meeting Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Glass Fusing with Petra Kaiser starts May 3, meeting Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Life Drawing Open Studio Non Instructed with Carol Rosenberg starts May 4, meeting Fridays from 9:15 to 11:45 a.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. Contact BIG ARTS office or their website for class locations. For further information about workshops, classes and events at BIG ARTS, or to become a member, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. BIG ARTS Workshops are available in a wide variety of activities and instruction From page 43Community ChorusLaManna, who wrote this song for the BIG ARTS Community Chorus. Jason hails from Chateaugay, New York and the east end of Sanibel Island. As a retired businessman, he now is a master wood worker in his spare time Operator. This song brought The Manhattan Transfer to the attention of the public, topping the charts in 1975. It is featured on the soundtrack of the 2002 movie Phone Booth. It is a mix of gospel and pop genres. Manhattan Transfer Swings. Manhattan Transfer, a mixed group of four, came together in 1972. They are known for tight harmonies and original material. They have received the most Grammy Awards of any group. This medley is of four of their best-known songs. A Gershwin Portrait, the music of George and Ira Gershwin, presented in three sections. This medley begins and ends with rousing choruses. The first section features hand clapping, boisterous songs. The middle section is from the opera Porgy And Bess, first staged in New York in 1935.
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47 ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 2012Book Signing Do you want to know the secret to a great life? Jim Langlas, author and Edison State College professor, has seven secrets to share during a book signing and question-and-answer session on Tuesday, April 17. The event will be held in the Seminar Room of the Allen & Marla Weiss Health Sciences Hall on the Collier Campus of Edison State College beginning at 4 p.m. The book, entitled Heart of a Warrior: 7 Ancient Secrets to a Great Life, is inspired by the ancient Korean history of Hwarang young studentwarriors who worked to strengthen their spirits as well as their fighting skills. These principles are rooted in the long-standing tradition of Taekwondo, and these are easily transferred to modern-day character education, said Langlas, who added that these principles are then divided into four fundamentals. Langlas, who has taught English for more than 30 years and has practiced Taekwondo for more than 40 years, included in the back of the book a special leaders guide that offers tips on using the book with teenagers. The book is a mix of storytelling and writing from my former students, he said. I wanted readers to see for themselves how these principles and fundamentals can be applied to everyday life. The book is also available for purchase online at www.freespirit.com. The Edison State College Collier Campus, 7007 Lely Cultural Parkway, is located off Collier Boulevard, three miles north of Tamiami Trail East in Naples. Jim Langlas TANTALIZING STARTERS DAZZLING ENTREES SCRUMPTIOUS DESSERTS DINNER DAILY 4PM 11PMHAPPY HOUR HAPPY HOUR : : 1/2 Price on all liquor, beer and wine by the glass Plus NEW Bar Menu $4.99 appetizers (bar only) Food Atmosphere Service 1/2 10/7/11Bennigans, Biddles & now Brattas has never tasted so good!!! 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NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands BUSINESS REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS VOL. 19, NO. 41 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA APRIL 6, 2012 B BSECTIONComputer Touch Screen Unveiling At Ding DarlingDing Darling Wildlife SocietyFriends of the Refuge (DDWS) will unveil its new Duck Touch Screen computer at the Sprankle Duck Decoy Exhibit in the refuge education center starting at 10 a.m. Friday, April 6.The exhibit, which debuted last year, displays 47 wooden duck decoys carved by renowned bird sculptor and past DDWS president Jim Sprankle. To enhance the educational value of Jims beautiful collection, we are unveiling an interactive computer station that will tell visitors more about each species of duck in the exhibit as well as a number of additional features, said Toni Westland, supervisory refuge ranger. When installed, it will have a bunch of cool features such as duck calls, flyway zones, a list of all the nations refuges by state, information on the junior duck stamp competition, and the history of the national duck stamp contest. Westland and Sprankle will be speaking about ducks and duck carving at two lectures; one after the 10 a.m. unveiling and one at 1 p.m. on April 6. Were even having a duck call identification contest, and people can win prizes, added Westland. Admission is free, which is sponsored by The Sanctuary Golf Club and DDWS, as part of its 11-week Friday Afternoon Lecture Series. Seating is limited and available on a first-come basis. Wildlife Drive is closed on Friday, but visitors are welcome to explore the free education center and recreational opportunities at Tarpon Bay Explorers, the refuges official concessionaire located at Tarpon Bay Recreation Area. This is the second to last lecture of the season. The Story of Ospreys presentation with Claudia Burns and Mark Bird Westall will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 13 at the refuge. For more information on the lecture series, call 472-1100 ext. 241 or log on to www.dingdarlingsociety.org. Sculptor Jim Sprankle and Ranger Toni Westland at the Duck Decoy Exhibit in its early stagesLee Student Wins Contest For Third Year In A RowThe Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program is soaring high in schools throughout Florida. This year 1,793 K-12 students from 38 Florida schools and homeschools participated in this national contest. The Junior Duck Stamp contest was created by Jaye Boswell at The Sanibel School in 1989 and adopted by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in 1992. This year celebrates the 20th anniversary of the contest. The program is a take-off of the annual Federal Duck Stamp competition started by JN Ding Darling in 1934. Last year over 28,000 students from across the country learned the importance of protecting wetland environments to waterfowl management practices and other wildlife conservation methods while participating in the Jr. Duck Stamp art contest. Morning Pair is the title of the 2012 Florida Best of Show entry. The painting was created by 17-year-old Jefferson Jones of Lehigh Acres, Florida. It is an acrylic painting and depicts a pair of fulvous whistling ducks. Jones painting will compete against the other 53 Best of Show winners in the National Junior Duck Stamp contest finals on Friday, April 20 at the Patuxent Research Refuge in Laurel, Maryland. If Jones entry places among the top three, he could earn a cash prize. The first place national winners artwork will be made into the 2012-2013 National Junior Duck Stamp that sells for $5 and the winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize. Jones attends the Sacred Heart of Jesus Private School in Lehigh Acres. With guidance from local artists, carvers and his family, Jones has been able to win the Florida Best of Show title for the past three years. His passion for art and wildlife is highlighted in his conservation message that accompanied his painting: Do not alter the plans of the master artist. An awards ceremony will be held on October 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. during the annual Ding Darling Days celebration at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Winning students will receive ribbons and prizes sponsored by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Ding Darling Wildlife Society. All 100 Florida winners works will be on display at the refuge education center for the entire year. All Florida entrants will receive a certificate of completion in the 2012 Junior Duck Stamp Art competition. The 100 Florida Junior Duck Stamp winners are: Group 1 (K-3rd grade) 1st Place: Alexia Paz, Jordan Peluso, Orianna Soublette 2nd Place: Alex Shnider, Emily Rundle, Jackson Brunsvolo 3rd Place: Jake Roberts, Ambrynn Julius, Jimmy Bui Honorable Mention: Mackenzie Cash, Boris Bell Garth, Colin Stalnaker, continued on page 4B Morning Pair by Jefferson Jones, Florida Best of Show Happy Happy Easter Easter
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ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 20124B From page 1BDuck Stamp WinnerKailyn Bryant, Danielle Kennedy, Eddie Diaz, Morgan Burdinsky, Cadence Alford, Connor Naum, Alaia Vilbrun, Trista Makin, Jordyn Duffery, Jaidyn Houghtaling, Macy Ward, Anna Lynn Rigney, Jerald Alden Kaufmann Group 2 (4th 6th grade) 1st Place: Delaney Carr, Brendan Beaubien, Leah Sodergren 2nd Place: Olivia Bomar, Francesca Cocilovo, Olivia Smolchek 3rd Place: Madison Root, Joshua Peluso, Alessandra Bellagamba Honorable Mention: Elizabeth Levin, Lesley Teran, Jill Rooney, Haley Johnston, Brandon Stalnaker, Chloe Oesterreicher, Cheyenne Skipper, Jocelyn Diaz, Audrey Berlie, Loren Scott, Jamie Lerchower, Claire Woolam, Travis Johnson, Noelle Fleig, Jackie Floyd, Anna Hahn Group 3 (7th 9th grade) 1st Place: Haley Keller, Kalee Gaskin, Zaira Garcia 2nd Place: Jennifer Gravitt, Victoria Rivero, Lilly Hahn 3rd Place: Catherine Parra, Skyler Lowden, Erika Hernandez Honorable Mention: Dana Guillot, Sara Saintil, Melissa Rodriguez, Joshua Ellis, Natalie Rolls, Jean Francois Nervens, Jessica Lopez, Matthew Bueltel, Cristian Cruz, Anna Chazal, Karen Osorio, Alicia Rojas-Hinojosa, Oscar Tecuanapa, Jennifer Rendon, Bethstyline Chery, Jorge Morales Jr. Group 4 (10th 12th grade) 1st Place: Jefferson Jones (Best of Show), Ashley Bowersox, Katherine McLelland 2nd Place: Micaela Neal, Ivan Garcia, Rebekah James 3rd Place: Taylor Radaker, Dianarra Arceo, Viviana Hernandez Honorable Mention: Jasmine Holmes, Haydon Stone, Mikayla Withers, Michelle Brooks, Taren Taylor, Shuhan Li, Alexia Colon, Evana Marquez, Miranda Baumgartner, Nonnie Kleiner ,Taylor Fenstemacher, Erica Pagano, Rochelle Wikert, Sarah Waitekus, Chambers Alivia, Heather Proskovec. Papa Polar Bear Goes Greensubmitted by Beth WarnerThe blue EMerge 500 in which John Carney scoots around is completely street legal and a serious form of alternative transportation, ideal for use on a sanctuary island like Sanibel where wildlife abounds. It has a top speed of 25 mph and a range of about 30 miles. It will get you where you need to go fast and bring you home. Considering the heavy traffic during high season and the danger to wildlife, it is wonderful to catch sight ofcontinued on page 35B John Carney photo by Beth Warner ...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 2142 Star sh LaneBuild your Sanibel Dream Home HERE! Large, Near Beach lot backs to conservation land in Butterknife! $425,000 Sanibel Sanibel Real Estate Is... Real Estate Is...
1149 Periwinkle Way 239/472-0176 fax 239/472-0350 11526 Andy Rosse Lane 239/472-1270 fax 239-472-1268 11509 Andy Rosse Lanewww.jnaislandrealestate.com 17170 HARBOUR POINTE DR#1232 Sanibel Harbour Towers SouthThis Penthouse must be seen to be appreciated. Sweeping 180 degree views of the bay, the gulf, the river, small islands in the bay and Sanibel Island offer serene surroundings from the interior or your own private sun deck. The interior was totally re-done by an interior designer in 2005, with nothing but the best in appliances, cabinets and amenities. This stunning penthouse is a one of a kind that should satisfy the most discriminating buyer. Beach access, pool, fishing pier, restaurant, bike path. Offered for $2,800,000 Contact Sharon Wise 239/849-9121 or Ray Ochester 239/410-9725HARBOUR LANEHome/lot package on gulf and bay access canal lot. dock and boat lift in place. Short walk to blind pass beach, restaurants and shops. SW exposure for lots of fun in the sun. This is a great opportunity to have a new home on a canal on Sanibel and still meet the new insurance guidelines. Offered for $850,000. Contact Ken Colter 239/851-1357 or Bob Berning 239/699-9597. CROWN COLONYFantastic Lake View in the prestigeous Crown Colony Golf & Country Club. This Heron model has so many options, the best may be the greatly expanded pool and deck area with a commanding long view of the lake with a sunset view. Location is always important, and this house really delivers. More options include stainless kitchen, custom coffered ceiling treatments, custom fans, built-in wood cabinets for the office/3rd br, built in custom entertainment center in living room with large screen HDTV, sattelite dish and built-in surround audio system that stays. The very large pool with spa has both solar and electric heater. Electric shutters at front and rear entries. Offered for $389,500. Contact Larry Hahn at 239/898-8789. JONATHAN HARBOUR BAY FRONT BUILDING SITE17059 Marina Cove LaneThis lot has a great dock system with a lift and deep water, electric and water on dock. 140 feet of water frontage and only 10 minutes by water to the Gulf. Private gated community with pool, tennis, and clubhouse. Custom blueprints available for a home if purchaser is interested. Offered for $625,000 Contact Ralph or Cathy Galietti 239/826-5897 or 239/828-5807. SOUTH SEASImaginedreams become a reality while relaxing on your private open deck overlooking the blue-green waters of the Gulf with this Florida Style inspired custom home offering unsurpassed views. Located in the secluded section of South Seas Island Resort, this distinctive home offers the best of both worlds. You will experience privacy while still being only steps away from the shopping, dining, outdoor activities & more. A 4 bed, 3.5 bath with everything for the family and for entertaining from a deck that fully extends the rear of the home to the epicurean eat-in kitchen, a sitting room & liberal living space. Offered for $5,000,000 Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. 2621 SAN CAP RD.This adorable 3 bedroom 2 bath Florida cottage makes for the perfect island retreat. Great location in Sanibel Gardens near shopping and restaurants. Offered for $284,900. Contact Nancy Finch 239/822-7825. SANIBEL ARMS WESTThis 1st floor unit offers 2 bedroom, 2 bath and 2 lanai. Located just steps from the beach and overlooks the pool. Unit has been completely remodeled and cheerfully decorated. Comes fully furnished. Complex offers; on-site rentals, roof top sundeck, caged pool, BBQ grills, laundry room, tennis courts also bike and movie rentals. Offered for $459,000. Contact Cathy or Ralph Galietti at 239/826-5897 or Nancy Finch at 239/822-7825. NEW LISTINGDIRECT DEEP WATER ACCESS!!!! This home is very well maintained. From the new solar heater for the pool to the freshly sealed driveway, the owners have made to many upgrades to list, come see them! Located on a quiet dead end street in the very highly regarded Savona area of Cape Coral, this home even has a small fenced in area off the pool cage for pets. Dont miss out on this great opportunity. Offered for $375,000. Contact Bob Berning 239/699-9597. SOUTH SEAS TENNIS VILLASComfort, convenience, and a serene sense of inspired living in a Resort Community. Outside in the Tennis Villa community is an abudance of well maintained, matured, and manicured grounds offering a private community pool, sun-deck, bbq area and more.#3110Quaint corner 1 bedroom/1bath unit overlooking lush gardens and courtyard. West Indies-style dcor, fully furnished turn-key villa located within the Southern Enclave of South Seas Island Resort. Extra side windows in dining area for additional light. Walking distance to beaches, Village of Capitva, restaurants and much more. South Seas Island Resort amenities offered with a club membership. Offered for $350,000. #3139Every aspect of the interior is designed to enhance the island experience. The entry level offers a private guest bedroom and bath, a great room that encompasses an open floor plan with sliding glass doors in living and side window in dining area in this end villa. The privacy of the master bedroom with en-suite bath is located on the upper level overlooking an enclave of sunlight through the picture window. Offered for $425,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suraez 239/872-1632. TREMENDOUS VALUE AT GULF HARBOUR!This 3/2/2 carriage home located in the highly desirable Mariposa at Gulf Harbour has it all! Offered for $260,000. Contact Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 or Connie Walters Ms. Listr at 239/8414540. or 239/828-5807. Wishing you all the Blessings Easter Brings5B ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 2012
ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 20126B J. Charles McCulloughs historical photographs of Sanibel and Captiva have been on exhibit at Tower Gallery. A raffle for one of McCulloughs works during the show netted $1,300 for FISH (Friends In Service Here). On Monday, April 2, Dolores Karp, winner of the raffle, received the signature piece that McCullough donated. Al Hanser, Terry Igo and Chip Lesch from the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company were on hand to present the check. The trust company sponsored the opening reception of McCulloughs exhibit, titled Retrospective. Raffle Winner And Check Presentation The winner of the raffle drawing at Tower Gallery, Dolores Karp of Sanibel, pictured with Charles Lister of Tower Gallery and the framed McCullough photograph photos by Jeff Lysiak Terry Igo, Charles Lister, Bill Fellows, Al Hanser and Chip Lesch Wendy Humphrey SanibelProperty.com www.SanibelProperty.com or e-mail Wendy@SanibelProperty.com Direct (239) 851-2301 Toll Free (888) 936 3901 By the Shore Excellent rental income potential from weekly rentals. Spacious 3-bed beachfront at Shorewood. Reduced to $870,000 Near Beach Lakeside Wide windows invite outside in. Bright and airy. Screened and paved pool patio. West Gulf area. Three bed, 3 bath & den. $650,000
CAPTIVA SANIBEL SANIBEL SANIBEL CAPTIVA SANIBEL CAPTIVA CAPTIVA SANIBEL SANIBEL FORT MYERS SANIBEL SANIBEL Follow us on Magni cent 6 Bedrooms, 7.5 Baths Gulf Front Luxury with Privacy Multiple Lanais, Beautiful Pool & Spa Gourmet Kitchen/Huge Master Suite $6,250,000 MLS 2111185 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984BAREFOOT WAY 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 Overlooking 3 Intersecting Canals Gorgeous Island Kitchen Boat Dock and Lift Only Minutes to the Open Water $995,000 MLS 2100239 Jane Reader Weaver 239.472.1302KEY WEST STYLE HIDEAWAY 4 Bedrooms, 5.5 Bathrooms Located on Oversized Lot/Spacious Rooms Awesome Pool/Spa & Entertaining Areas Private Elevator & Model Furnished $1,995,000 MLS 2101101 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435STUNNING, PRIVATE SANCTUARY RESIDENCE 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 Private Townhouse Completely Remodeled 2 Bedroom, Plus Den, 2-baths Wrap Around Porches $467,000 MLS 2100065 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984SNUG HARBOR 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 4BD/4.5BA Andy Rosse Villa Private In-Law Suite State of the Art Kitchen Secluded Pool and Spa $2,375,000 MLS 2110207 Jane Reader Weaver 239.472.1302PRIVATE COURTYARD ESTATE 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Beautifully Updated and Maintained Bright and Beachy Dcor Great Rental Income Opportunity $849,000 MLS 2111087 Burns Family Team 239.464.2684SPECTACULAR GULF VIEWS Furnished 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Tremendous Investment Opportunity Open, Airy Townhome Floorplan Updated, Fantastic Lanai $699,000 MLS 2111278 McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888GREAT INVESTMENT OR GETAWAY 4 Bedroom Waterfront Oasis 256 Directly on the River New 40 Dock Accommodates 70 Boat Call Today for Private Showing $3,395,000 MLS 2110821 Fred Newman & Vicki Panico 239.826.2704PRESTIGIOUS ST. CHARLES HARBOUR Long Fairway Views 3BD/2BA South Facing Large Private Caged Pool Updated Kitchen with Granite $789,000 MLS 2100915 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984BEACHVIEW COUNTRY CLUB Beach House Design Just Steps from Beach 4 Bedrooms with Pool Private and Tropical Settings Great for Personal Use or Rental $599,000 MLS 2110600 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435SANIBEL BEACH HOUSE FORT MYERS Five Bedrooms, Six Bathrooms Oversize Pool, Tennis Court, Dock Over an Acre of Land Expansive Master Suite $3,650,000 MLS 2120397 Sarah Ashton 239.691.4915MAJESTIC RIVER FRONT HOME! Westerly Views Across Yacht Harbor 2BD 1st Floor Waterfront at South Seas Steps to Beach and Amenities Pool and Community Boat Docks $569,000 MLS 2110640 Vicki Panico & Fred Newman 239.980.0088MARINA VILLAS CAPTIVA CAPTIVA 2BD/3BA with Whimsical, Eclectic Dcor Large Roof Top Deck Lushly Landscaped Pool/Spa/Patio Bayfront Deck, Fireplace and So Much More $1,849,000 MLS 2111332 John & Denice Beggs 239.357.5500EXPANSIVE BAY VIEWSFORT 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 We make it easy. You make it home.RoyalShellRealEstate.com (800) 805.0168 Real Estate7B ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 2012
ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 20128B 1 bedroom unit in excellent condition with top rating by in house evaluators. New kitchen cabinets, ceramic tiled counters, mirrored living and dining rooms. Top oor unit on canal side, ceramic tiled entry, porch, kitchen and bath. Solid core doors, newer appliances and furnishings, fans throughout. Excellent rentals, only $269,962.SANIBEL MOORINGS 5 Star Client Satisfaction Award Gulf Shore Magazine 2006, 2007, 2008239-395-SOLD direct 239-470-1342 cell firstname.lastname@example.org Rarely available & very popular 11 unit, East end complex. Architecturally interesting townhouse with soaring volume ceilings, huge lanai, individual garage, and dumb waiter. Kitchen features corian counters, newer appliances & cabinets, attached solarium/breakfast room. Ceramic tiled entry, baths, living & dining rooms, $649,946.CYPRINA BEACH Only 2 back from San Carlos Bay with excellent views. Over 1700 a/c area, brand new carpet, redone baths, newer appliances & 2 open air patios, 2 bedrooms + den, attractively furnished & offered for only $495,000.BAYVIEW AT LIGHTHOUSE POINT Desirable West Gulf Drive locationonly 14 units share 200 of pristine gulf frontage. 2600 feet a/c area, completely redone; granite counters, stainless appliances, ceramic tile except in bedrooms, tastefully furnished. $1,395,000. LUXURY GULFRONT CORNER REDUCED REDUCED At Lighthouse Point, gorgeous views of San Carlos Bay, walk out to sandy beach. 2 bedrooms + den, fresh paint, new carpet, nearly 1600 a/c area. Completely furnished in low density, residential complex, only $599,995.BAYFRONT Lovely Old Florida style, near beach home in very private setting with exceptional water views. Split plan 3 bedroom. Vaulted ceilings, skylights, interior entry, laundry room, eat-in kitchen, newer appliances. Bahama plantation shutters on bedrooms windows. Lovely private pool area & exceptional landscaping by Bob Walsh. Action priced at only $599,995.CHATEAUX SUR MER Quiet cul-de-sac with 200 of water frontage & terri c views. Immaculate condition inside & out. Tongue & groove cathedral ceiling living with corner replace. Completely redone kitchen with corian counters. Metal roof new in 2004, new pool heater, exterior recently painted, new wood laminate oors. Glass enclosed Florida room with incredible lake views. Attractive over sized pool, separate hot tub & privacy. Lush green yard with mature trees. Value priced at only $597,000.LOVELY LAKE FRONT POOL HOME JUST REDUCED REDUCED REDUCED SanibelRealEstateMarket.com Island Condo Floor & Site Plans Island Community Videos Email Updates Agent Introduction Videos News Room Weekly Open Houses Weekly Updated Island Closed Sales Search all Available Properties John R. Wood Island Real Estate inc. Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellSeason is waning and our Snowtarians are heading back to their residents up north. SanibelCaptiva Rotarians will miss them; they are an important and vital part of our clubs success. Snowtarians work shoulder to shoulder with us during season, working on our fundraising activities and on our ongoing club service projects. They bring their vitality and energy to whatever our club is involved in within the community and go beyond just attending meetings. We thank you and hope to see you next season. Our club is also lucky that family members and friends find the islands an attractive place to come for vacation. Our speaker line-up has benefited. That was the case last Friday morning. Sam Tucker has a very impressive title as senior advisor for the David and Lucile Packard Foundation but his other claim to fame is being the son-in-law of Rotarian Dick Salerno. Tucker explained that the David and Lucile Packard Foundation (David Packard of Hewlett-Packard) is a private family foundation with approximately $6 billion in assets. This foundation contributes approximately $234 million a year to registered charities that work in conservation and science, population and reproductive health, and children, families, and communities. Tuckers work involves grant funding with a focus on conservation work within the 73 million acres of the Colorado Plateau, concentrating on private land protection, the Colorado River, native American lands, the southern Utah wilderness, and Yampa and White Basins. Buying of private lands is for the protection and preserving of natural habitat for the many species of birds, animals and plants in this astoundingly beautiful area. The Colorado River (1,450 miles) flows from the Rocky Mountains to the Colorado Plateau and through the majestic Grand Canyon. The river is being threatened by increase demand to supply water to the populous of seven states. This drain on water resources is threatening the rivers ability to replenish itself. The Colorado is the home of 49 species of native American fish and they must be protected. Building dams and diversions creates conditions unfavorable to native fish species. Not only do dams block fish passage, they also reduce spring flows, trap silt, and alter water temperature, all to the disadvantage of native species. Regulated flow destroys inner canyon beaches and is detrimental to spawning habits of native fish. The introduction of exotic fish poses a further threat to native fish. Four species of native fish are endangered in the Colorado River Basin. In the Colorado River valley, between the east end of Lake Mead and the international boundary with Mexico, the river is the principal source of water for agricultural, domestic, municipal, industrial, hydroelectric-power genera-continued on page 28B Sam Tucker Colorado River
ISLAND REAL ESTATE, INC.Independently Owned and Operated 1019 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Call Phaidra McDermott Call Phaidra McDermott Lifelong Island Resident Today! Lifelong Island Resident Today! 239-472-4411 email@example.com 239-472-4411 firstname.lastname@example.org www.SanibelRealEstate.net www.SanibelRealEstate.net www.SanibelRealEstate.net www.SanibelRealEstate.net Short Sale & Foreclosure Specialist Realtor Accredited Buyer Representative Certi ed International Property Specialist Ecobroker Resort & Second Home Certi ed 17201 Captiva Dr $4,995,000 CaptivaInThePink.com 2984 Wulfert Rd $2,498,000 UpperWulfert.com 1069 Bird Lane $2,750,000 BayfrontSanibel.com 16849 Captiva Dr. $2,195,000 CaptivaBayside.com 3864 West Gulf Dr $2,188,000 SanibelNearBeach.com 2564 Wulfert Rd $2,298,500 SanctuaryWaterfront.com 5612 Baltusrol Ct $1,895,000 ThePerfectSanctuary.com 6188 Henderson Rd $699,000 SanibelAndCaptiva.info Captiva Shores 5D $768,800 CaptivaShoresCondo.com 5742 Pine Tree Dr $849,000 CastawayEstates.com Sunset South 1C $489,000 SunsetSouthSanibel.com 236 Hurricane Lane $549,000 HurricaneLaneSanibel.com Sand Pointe 132 $599,000 SandPointeSanibel.com 1339 Par View Dr $673,500 ParviewSanibel.com Fill your basket with these EGG-cellent, Fill your basket with these EGG-cellent, EGG-quistite and EGG-ceptional values EGG-quistite and EGG-ceptional values9B ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 2012
ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 201210B Around The Islands With AnneEaster On The Islands And Plenty Of Other Happenings As Season Peaksby Anne MitchellThistle Lodge at Casa Ybel Resort is serving an Easter brunch buffet on Sunday, April 8 from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. On the menu will be shrimp, lobster and other seafood, leg of lamb, chef-carved prime rib, salads and side dishes and dessert. Traditional breakfast selections will also be available. The price is $49.95 for adults and includes a champagne cocktail; $19.95 and children up to 10 years; and free for children under three years. Thistle Lodge is at 2255 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, phone 472-9200. There will be an Easter egg hunt for children 12 and under at Island Inn at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 8. Miss Silvia will be there to do face painting. Also, the restaurant at Island Inn, Traditions on the Beach, will open earlier than usual on Sunday, April 8 at 4 p.m. to serve Easter dinner. Call 472-4559 for reservations. Island Inn is at 3111 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, phone 472-1561. Still on the subject of Easter, Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery is sweetening the deal if you spend $500 or more between Thursday, April 5 and Saturday, April 7. During this Easter Eggstravaganza, Lily & Co. will give you a personalized Easter basket brimming with goodies including chocolate eggs and bunnies, Peeps and jelly beans plus a voucher for a free dinner for two at Traders Caf & Store. And for the occasion, Lily & Co. will be hosting three top jewelry designers and their creations. They are James Breski, with his precious stones; Denny Wong whose jewelry is inspired by nature; and The Touch, which makes Changeables pieces you can switch out, many with a sea-life or nautical theme. Lily & Co. is at 520 Tarpon Bay Road, phone 472-2888. I am not a burger lover, so I do not frequent avburger restaurants. However, Cheeburger Cheeburger is now an exception. I was there last week and built my own salad and what a salad it was. The Romaine was crisp and fresh and was topped with a multitude of extras of my choosing, including chicken, Portobello mushrooms, cranberries, Mandarin oranges, artichoke hearts and blue cheese. It was piled high and was delicious. Everything at Cheeburger is made to order, whether it be a beef patty, salad, shake or malt and the prices are very family-friendly. Recently, owner Kris Van Olst held a one-day fundraiser during which 15 percent of the proceeds from customers who mentioned the Sanibel Historical Village were donated to the village. Hes planning another in April or May and will advertise it in the Island Sun. Cheeburger is in Tahitian Gardens shopping center on Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Il Cielo Italian restaurant will hold a wine class titled Fundamentally Wine: Becoming your own Judge of Quality with Master Sommelier Ron Edwards on Thursday, April 12 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Edwards is one of fewer than 200 master sommeliers in the world. Essential techniques of assessment will be taught in an approachable and entertaining fashion. The introduction class costs $39 per person and includes wine samples. Regardless of ones history and experience with wine they will leave the class more prepared to be able to find what they like and explore unknown wines, said Edwards. These techniques will unlock the gate to judging quality for yourself. At 3 p.m., Edwards will host Tuscany, Italy, More than Chianti: Guided wine experience showing the unexpected diversity of Tuscany. In this course he will go far beyond Chianti and explore the rejuvenated offerings of Italys most recognized wine region. The Tuscany course is $49 per person. He recommends taking the introduction class first. Il Cielo is at 1244 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Call 472-5555 to sign up for the classes. Pfeifer Realty Group has raised $580 so far in donations for participating island organizations since launching its 100% Pure Sanibel Island community support campaign last month. These signature souvenir shirts come in two styles: long sleeve white shirts and short sleeve blue shirts. A $10 donation from the sale of each shirt goes directly to the island organization of the buyers choice. Participating organizations include: CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife), Ding Darling Wildlife Society, FISH (Friends in Service Here), SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation), The Community House, Sanibel Historical Museum and Village, Sanibel Sea School, Sanibel Trails in Motion, and START (Solutions to Avoid Red Tide). This campaign has been well received by visitors and residents alike and I hope we can raise $10,000 by the end of the year for the groups involved, said Eric Pfeifer. The shirts are available only at Pfeifer Realty Group, 1630 Periwinkle Way. For complete details visit www. PureSanibel.com. The opening reception for Watson MacRae Gallerys final exhibit of the season, Summer Salon, is Tuesday, April 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. This exhibit is a group show of the artists featured at the gallery this season. It is an opportunity to see some of the work you might have missed as well as new pieces from several of the artists, including Greg Biolchinis Summer Skies, Hollis Jeffcoats Aqua Journey and Cassie Ryalls Souls. Watson MacRae Gallery is in The Village Shops, 2340 Periwinkle Way, #B3, phone 472-3386. LIVE ON THE ISLANDS Traditions on the Beach at the Island Inn has live entertainment nightly. This weeks lineup includes: Thursday, March 22, Pianoman Joe McCormick for popular favorites and smooth vocal stylings, R&B, Jazz and Pop for dancing; Friday, Joe McCormick and singer Barbara Smith; Saturday, smooth music and dancing with Joe McCormick and vocalist Marvilla Marzan; Sunday, Dusk Duo with Dean & Kathy Winkleman on piano, guitar and vocals with pop, R&B, country and jazz for dancing and listening; Monday, Joe McCormick; Tuesday, Joe McCormick; Wednesday, Prime Rib & Prime Jazz with Father Al & the Jazz Congregation featuring vocalist Mr. Swing Paul Ventura performing smooth jazz classics.Traditions is at 3111 West Gulf Drive, phone 472-4559. 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. 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 grown-up races at 9 p.m. The Crows Nest is at 15951 Captiva Drive, phone 472-5161. The Island Cow on Periwinkle Way has live entertainment from 6 to 9:30 p.m. nightly. The line-up: Monday, Dan Confrey; Tuesday, Jeff Key; Wednesday, Ken Wasiniak; Thursday, Diana Lynn; Friday, Greg Watts; Saturday, Diana Lynn; and Sunday, Ken Wasiniak. Phone 472-0606. RC Otters, 11506 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, has live music daily with dining inside and out, phone 395-1142. Live entertainment at George & Wendys Sanibel Seafood Grille: Wednesdays, Robbie Hutto; Thursdays Karaoke; Fridays Chris Workman; Saturdays alternating, John Memeli and The TroubleStarters; and Sunday, Taylor Nave, young talent on keyboard and viocals. The restaurant is at 2499 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, Phone 395-1263. The Stone Crab A Shrimp & Seafood House, has entertainment on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The restaurant is at 2761 W est Gulf Drive, Sanibel, phone 472-0305. Restaurant owners/managers, please e-mail or fax your entertainment schedule and updates to Anne Mitchell at email@example.com or 395-2299. The logo on the 100% Pure Sanibel T-shirts available at Pfeifer Realty that benefit island charities Greg Biolchinis Florida Skies XIV, oil on canvas, at Watson MacRae Gallery 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.
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 Sea Shells of Sanibel, Unit 6 Larger remodeled 2nd oor corner unit with 2BR/ 2BA; Enclosed lanai for additional living space and private view of the sanctuary. Excellent rental history; on site rental program w/ 3 day minimum.O ered at $345,000 1331 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 $749,0001430 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 Oceans ReachClassic Sanibel charm is what you will nd at this Oceans Reach condo 2BR/2BA with amazing views of the Gulf of Mexico. The layout makes this condo a hot item for weekly rentals. Impact resistant windows and world class construction makes this a very sound investment! 2230 Camino Del Mar, 2D2O ered at $799,000 Sea Shells of Sanibel, Unit 26Beautifully decorated 2BR/2BA corner unit. Good rental history. Enjoy short walk to the beach, relax by the pool or play tennis at this quaint complex from your screened porch.O ered at $274,000Lexington Country Club GOLF PACKAGE INCLUDED! 16312 Willowcrest Way; Beautiful 3BR, 2BA Andover Villa home. Overlooks the 10th fairway w/ extended garage for plenty of storage, hurricane shutters and much more. O ered at $388,800 A Sailors DreamOnly 10 minutes to deep water access by way of Big Carlos Pass. Private dock with space for 2 boats; 10,000# boat lift; 3 BR, 3 BA remodeled mediterrainian style home with beautiful views from living space. 8387 Estero Blvd. A deal at $779,000 Town & River Waterfront CommunityNewly remodeled 4BD/ 2.5 BA pool home with panoramic lake views in this sought after Fort Myers community. Bright open oorplan, new kitchen, ooring and windows throughout; 3 car garage provides extra storage. 888 S. Town & River Dr; Motivated seller; Price Reduced to $430,000 9020 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 SOLD UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACTGreat Condo Investments O Island Opportunities11B ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 2012
ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 201212B Beachview Mens Golf And Awardssubmitted by Jack TukeyOn Tuesday, March 27, the Beachview Mens Golf Association played a fourman variable better ball format: on par threes its the three best net balls, par fours its the two best balls and on par 5s its one best ball. The winners were Fred Zimmer, Guy Tober, Bob Byrne, and John Kilkenny. When asked how they did it, Zimmer said, we all played really well. I guess they did. When pressed he said Guy Tober was really the guy! Their score was 118. Roger Cogswell, Bill Stell, Dave Lewis and Bill Fetherston were a close second with a score of 119. Skip Tutor, Dick Arnould, Jay Allen and Al Krause were third with 120. On Thursday, March 29, the men held their annual awards cocktail party and spouses were invited to attend. President Jay Allen and professional Gene Taylor were the presenters. Bill Blankenship had a lot to smile about as he won the prestigious Presidents Cup, awarded for the most points accumulated during the year for the Tuesday and Saturday events. A trophy for Low Net for the Season went to Dick Waterhouse with a 55. Low Gross for the season was Rich Rompala with a 73. The Match Play winners were Dave Bugby from the Gold Tees and Bruce Cutler from the White Tees. There were also some fun awards for special events such as the Aqua Man Award of a mask, snorkel, water wings, and flippers to Tony Baldino for his water shot and plunge into a pond at The Dunes tournament. A good time was had by all. The season ends on Saturday, April 28. On Saturday, March 31, the men played a fourperson scramble: three drives per person and you may not follow your shot until you get on the green. And the winners were a threesome (and a blind draw) of new president for next year Jerry Mader, Roger Cogswell, and Tom Golatzki with a score of 59.3. Wayne Turner, Roger Triftshauser, Al Krause and Jack Tukey were second with a score of 61. In a close third was the foursome of Mike Mackay, Jim Mulka, Guy Tober and Bob Byrne with a 61.25. Aqua Man Award: Jack Tukey and recipient Tony Baldino March 27 winners: John Kilkenny, Bob Byrne, Guy Tober and Fred Zimmer Presidents Cup winner Bill Blankenship, president Jay Allen and pro Gene Taylor March 31 winners: Roger Cogswell, Tom Golatzki and Jerry Mader Living Sanibel-A Nature Guide to Sanibel & Captiva Island The ONLY book you will need while visiting the islands! More than 650 stunning photographs Includes island maps and eco-attractions All the islands birds, mammals, shells and reptiles. Available at Baileys, The Sanibel Bookshop, MacIntosh Books, The Island Cow, The Book Nook and other locations. Six Mornings on SanibelSet on the Sanibel shing pier, this short beach read is about knowing When its time to die and when to start living again. Its about something Rare in this modern age: wisdom.It was a wonderful storyMuch like Tuesdays With Morrie, this book provided thought and a good read Barbara Wilson, Barrington, RIAvailable at all the local bookstores, at most online shops and now also as an e-book. To learn more about Indigo Press and the writings of Charles Sobczak go to www. Indigopress.net. Sobczak Knows Sanibel!Resident/Realtor/NaturalistIf you are looking for a real estate agent who knows the islands contact Charles Sobczak, Realtor Associate with VIP Realty Group. Contact Charlie at (239)850-0710 or e-mail him at livingsanibel @earthlink.net Sanibel Island-New Construction!Located in Sea Oats subdivision just west of Rabbit Road, this three bedroom/two bath piling home is just getting underway. It features a great lot overlooking a nature preserve, deeded beach access, hurricane shutters, oor covering allowances and so much more. Asking $649,555THEY ARENT MAKING ANY MORE OF IT!Sanibel homesites are getting scarce, here are just a few great vacant lot values:Price it to sell it!This mid-island homesite backs up to a nature preserve, is close to the Sanibel Rec. Center and has city water and sewer. Priced at an unbelievable $129,555Tahiti Drive Delight!The owner just reduced this attractive, near beach lot again. Walk to your private access, great views overlooking Ding Darling, an oversized corner lot and reduced to $249,555Boaters, Listen up!This direct access canal lot has 200 of canal frontage and is just under an acre in size. Boat dock and lift already in place. Just: $389,555Find Your Place in the Pines!This oversized mid-island lot has high coverages and would be a great place to view warblers, egrets and mockingbirds. Sewer assessment has been paid and asking: $212,555 These are just a few of Charless current lot listings. To know more, call Charles Sobczak at 239-850-0710 REALTORS
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ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 201214B Red Sox Childrens Hospital Celebrity Classic Raises Record $1 Million-PlusBolstered by the Boston Red Sox, Lee Memorial Health System Foundation announced the 19th Annual Boston Red Sox Childrens Hospital Celebrity Classic raised a record breaking $1,016,576. The annual golf tournament, held at The Forest Country Club, and related events including Outback Steakhouses Diamond Dinner accounted for the record total. Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine served as honorary chair, with all funds raised matched on a dollar-for-dollar basis by long-time Childrens Hospital donors. Everyone involved The Boston Red Sox, Jack and Shelley Blais, Bobby Valentine, Outback Steakhouse of Fort Myers, The Forest Country Club to name a few went the extra mile to push the event over the $1 million mark, said Ken Shoriak, event director. Outback Steakhouse of Fort Myers again sponsored the capstone event, the Diamond Dinner, held on March 27 at JetBlue Park. Along with donating dinner for more than 500 guests, Outback also chipped in $5,000 raised by their grand reopening event. Major event sponsors included the Boston Red Sox, Jack & Shelley Blais, Outback Steakhouse of Fort Myers, Wells Fargo Insurance Services, Victor and Katherine Mayeron, The Forest Country Club, Florida Radiology Consultants and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Jack and Shelley Blais once again set the stage for our success, added Shoriak. Everyone who took part in this record setting event now shares in the legacy of helping to build Americas Newest Childrens Hospital. Proceeds from the 19th Annual Boston Red Sox Childrens Hospital Celebrity Classic topped $1 million. Taking part in the check presentation ceremony at JetBlue Park on March 27 are, from left, Ron McEwan, Forest Country Club; Jack and Shelley Blais, Matching Sponsors; Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine; 2012 Most Valuable Patient Ben Klassen and his sister, Dana; Sharon MacDonald, Lee Memorial Health System Foundation; and Katie Haas, Director of Florida Business Operations for the Red Sox SPORTS QUIZ1. Two -the Chicago White Sox in 2005 and the Detroit Tigers in 2006. 2. Jerry Koosman was 21-10 in 1976 and 8-20 in 1977. 3. Western Michigans Brandon West (2006-09), with 7,764 yards. 4. Oscar Robertson (four times), Charlie Scott and Pete Maravich. 5. The Philadelphia Flyers, in 1974. 6. True. 7. Patrick Rafter (1997-98). ANSWERS 1. Since 1998, how many A.L. Central teams have reached the World Series? 2. Name the last pitcher to win 20 or more games one season and lose 20 or more the next. 3. Who held the record for most all-purpose yards in a Division I college football career before Tulsas Damaris Johnson broke it in 2010? 4. Name three players before LeBron James in 2010 to record a triple-double of at least 40 points, 10 rebounds and 15 assists. 5. Following the NHLs expansion before the 1967-68 season, which was the first expansion team to win a Stanley Cup? 6. True or false: 2011 marked the first time since NASCAR instituted a points system in 1975 that a driver came from behind to win a season title in the final race of the year. 7. Who was the last mens tennis player before Roger Federer (2004-08) to win the U.S. Open singles title two consecutive years?
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ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 201216B GULF ACCESSWell maintained 2 bedroom 2 bath home on gulf access canal minutes from the gulf of Mexico. Dock and 6000 lb lift. Home comes furnished with newer appliances and new floor tile in kitchen and baths. Large master bath w/jetted tub. New plumbing and upgraded wiring. Very active 55+ community five minutes from Fort Myers Beach.$199,900 Sharon Mulvaney Floridas 1st Choice Realty 4834 Candia St, Cape Coral, FL 33904 Cell Phone: (239) 229-8408 or firstname.lastname@example.org Andy Gillis (239) 292-1915 www.andygillis.com 36 Jeanneau 36i Sun Odyssey 2007 In mast mainsail furling, r/f genoa, 29 HP Yanmar diesel, shoal draft model, A/C, dodger w/ bimini, Raymarine electronics w/ autopilot and wind, Fort Myers Beach location, Asking $124,900.34 Gemini 105C 2004 27 HP Westerbeke diesel, 12K BTU A/C, Raymarine ST tridata series w/ wind. Autopilot, Garmin GPS, 150 RF genoa, F/B main, davits, solar panel. January 2012 bottom paint. Asking $137,500. SanibelRealEstateMarket.com Island Condo Floor & Site Plans Island Community Videos Email Updates Agent Introduction Videos News Room Weekly Open Houses Weekly Updated Island Closed Sales Search all Available Properties John R. Wood Island Real Estate inc. Sanibels Local Full-Service Sanibels Local Full-Service CPA CPA Firm Firm Michael P. Miller CPA, P.L. Michael P. Miller CPA, P.L.We are here year-round to assist with your nancial and tax needs. 472-1323 472-1323 Stop by or call for a Free Consultation.The Village Shops 2340 Periwinkle Way, Suite J2 Mike Miller Linda Miller 2012 DMGA Club ChampionshipIndividual Match PlayFlight Winner Championship Bob Rohl White Tee Bill Hotchkiss Gold Tee #1 Bill Swain Gold Tee #2 Hank Humphrey Gold Tee #3 Olivier Perrotte. Gold Flight #3 finalists Jack Roberts and Olivier Perrotte Gold Flight #2 finalists Don Weymouth and Hank Humphrey White Tee Flight finalists Terry Finzen and Bill Hotchkiss Championship Flight finalists Bob Rohl and Noel Davis Gold Flight #3 champion Olivier Perrotte Gold Flight #1 finalists Bob Schoen and Bill Swain Gold Tee Flight champion Bill Swain Gold Flight #2 champion Hank Humphrey Championship Flight champion Bob Rohl (Overall Club Champion) White Tee Flight champion Bill Hotchkiss Our email address is email@example.com
DIRECT BAY VIEWS! TARPON BAY ESTATES PINE COVE OF SANIBEL DIRECT GULF-FRONT HOME SANDPIPER COURT TARPON BEACHCHARMING ISLAND DUPLEX DIRECT GULF-FRONT BEACH HOME CAPTIVAS VILLAGE 5/5 SUNSET CAPTIVA #17 NEAR BEACH LOT CAPTIVA BUILDING SITE MARINER POINTE Exquisite, Custom Built 4 BR/4.5 BA Home Dockage with Gulf & Bay Access Gorgeous Appointments Throughout Tropical Pool, Spa & Waterfall Steps to the Turquoise Waters of the Gulf $3,995,000 Gorgeous 5 BR/ 4 BA Custom Home Shared 80 Ft. Dock w/Lift & Direct Access Exquisite Details Throughout Steps to the Gulf of Mexico Beaches Fenced, Heated Pool & Spa Furnishings Negotiable $3,149,000 Spectacular Gulf Views! 2 BR/2.5 BA Beach House Wood Floors/Beamed Ceiling Open Floor Plan & Furnished Amenities: Docks w/Gulf Access, Pool & Tennis $1,495,000 Direct Gulf-front 3 BR/2 BA Condo Sold Furnished Sq. Ft. of a Home Steps to the Beach/Community Pool $879,000 Direct Gulf-Front, Corner Unit 2 BR/2 BA Floor Plan Sold Furnished Beautiful Beach Dcor Beach Access, Pool & Tennis $619,000 Perfect 2 BR/2.5 BA w/loft beach house Bleached wide plank pine oors Furnished w/exceptions Pool, Dock, Tennis, BBQ Grills Situated in Captivas Village $675,000 Beautiful Gulf Views! 3 BR/ 2.5 BA Beach Home Sold Furnished Enjoy Pool, Tennis & Grills Steps to the Beach Gated, Private Resort Community $1,695,000 Professionally Renovated in 2009 Each Side 2 BR/1.5 BA Large Artists Studio/Workshop New Coastal Furniture Negotiable Coveted Deeded Beach Access $599,999 Great 2 BR/2.5 BA single family home Gulf to Bay Subdivision Sold Furnished Amenities: Pool, Tennis & Docks Deeded beach access $685,000 Custom Built 5 BR/5 BA Heated pool & spa Private sundeck w/water views Two replaces / gourmet kitchen Close to the beach & Bay $2,075,000 Close to the beach Close to Captivas Village Build your island paradise $649,000 Steps to the beach Situated in the Village Close to chapel, library, shopping & more $649,000 Expansive Bay Views! 2 BR/2 BA condo Furnished w/exceptions Docks, Tennis, Pool Gulf Access Great East End Location $439,000 PENDING KAREN BELL AND THE BELL TEAM239.851.0168 866.472.7800 EXT. 270 firstname.lastname@example.org www.TheBellTeam.com REALTORS PENDING Go Mobile with The Bell Team!!17B ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 2012
ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 201218B EXCLUSIVE REAL ESTATE BUYER AGENT MIKE BADENOCH239-472-2659www.YourExclusiveBuyerAgent.comMikeandfrancie@msn.com 2424 Palm Ridge Road, SanibelLong-time Sanibel resident. Former attorney; twenty-three years experience. An advocate for you, not the transaction. At your side, negotiating the lowest price and safeguarding your interests.I dont take listings; the seller pays my fees. buy, not sell, so buying smart is crucial. Only trust your purchase, Traditional real estate agents who represent the seller or provide limited representation to both the buyer and the seller can not advocate for you exclusively, as I do. Buyers Choice Realty Group is the only exclusive buyer agency on Sanibel and Captiva 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. SanibelRealEstateMarket.com Island Condo Floor & Site Plans Island Community Videos Email Updates Agent Introduction Videos News Room Weekly Open Houses Weekly Updated Island Closed Sales Search all Available Properties John R. Wood Island Real Estate inc. Monday After The Masters Community EventSouth Seas Island Resort is hosting a new event to celebrate a spectacular winter season, give golfers multiple chances to win $10,000 and to raise funds for the Captiva Community Panel all in the wash of a Captiva sunset. The inaugural Monday After The Masters Golf Event & Sunset Community Celebration takes place on Monday, April 9, with a 4 p.m. shotgun start on South Seas Par 3 golf course, with finishing holes running parallel to the beach and the Gulf of Mexico. With a maximum of 18 foursomes, every player will have an opportunity to win $10,000 on five different holes (five opportunities), with the remaining holes offering hole-in-one prizes and a closestto-the-pin contest. The closest-to-thepin winners will compete in a shootout on the ninth hole as the sun sets, with the winner donning Captivas Green Jacket. Hospitality tents surrounding the ninth hole will offer great views of the players and the sunset shootout along with spectator-friendly access throughout the course. A silent auction will also offer hotel deals, certificates and other items adjacent to the ninth green. Finally, a cash bar and barbecue will be available to cap off a successful event, along with a typically spectacular Captiva sunset. Money raised will go towards the funding of the Captiva Community Panels initiatives, which include the communitydriven update of Captiva-specific language in the Lee Plan (its comprehensive land use plan) and the countys Land Development Code to protect the longterm interests of the island. Since its inception, the panel has combined donations from the community with more than $350,000 in grants to study water quality and re-vegetate the island after Hurricane Charley while fostering a strong relationship with Lee County officials on a range of issues affecting the island. Foursomes and sponsorships are still available, with details (and a registration form) available at www.captivacommunitypanel.com. For more information, call 472-7565. April 9, 4 p.m. South Seas Island Resort Cips Gets A Thanks From CROW Steve Greenstein, left, executive director of CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife), thanks Blaine Dry, owner/chef of Cips Place, for helping insure the care and feeding of patients at CROWEmail your editorial copy to: email@example.com
19B ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 2012 Rec Center April Fun DaysRegister your child now for the upcoming Fun Days on Friday, April 6 and Monday, April 9 at the Sanibel Recreation Center. The Fun Days will offer a variety of athletic games, craft projects and special entertainment. Enrollment is available for children in kindergarten through eighth grade. This program operates from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Each child needs to bring a lunch, swimsuit and towel. Light snacks will be provided. Register in advance and receive the Early Bird rate: The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily, weekly, semi-annual and annual memberships are available. For more information, call 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. Date ProgramEarly Bird Rate After Early Bird Rate Friday April 6 Fun DayMember: $20 Non-Member $25(registration by March 30) Member: $22 Non-Member: $27.50(registration on or after March 31)Monday April 9 Fun DayMember: $20 Non-Member $25(registration by April 2) Member: $22 Non-Member: $27.50(registration on or after April 3)Email your editorial copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org Award-winning golf, tennis, and dining in a casually elegant setting. Shell Club Presents CheckSanibel-Captiva Shell Club President Jeff Oths presented a check for almost $300 to The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum Director Dr. Jos H. Leal. Proceeds were raised at the museums live shell exhibit during the 75th Anniversary Sanibel Shell Fair & Show held in March. Sanibel School 6th graders manned the exhibit and answered questions for visitors. The students received training from shell museum volunteer Sue Sprout and teacher Peggy Drennan. Rick Sprout maintained the exhibits. Jeff Oths and Dr. Jos H. Leal
ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 201220B Steamer Captures 8-Ball Pool League Singles TournamentJoe Steamer, a member of the Sanibel 8-Ball Pool League champion Bathroom Magic team, won six matches without a loss to take first place honors in the leagues annual year-end, single game double elimination tournament. Twentyeight shooters competed for six straight hours on the two tables at American Legion Post 123 on March 19. Richard Ennis took second place honors, with Bob Buntrock coming in third. Both players are members of the leagues second place Bunts Ball Busters team. Kevin Pottorf from the Sandycappers was fourth. John Earle from Sanibel Caf and Larry Hancock from the Fresh Legion Crew tied for fifth and sixth. Pete Mindel from Sanibel Caf and Doc Lubinski from the Odd Balls tied for seventh and eighth. Two women players competed in the tournament. Both Pattee Frank from the Fresh Legion Crew and Peggy Patterson from Chalk & Awe won games in the single game double elimination format. The leagues awards banquet took place on March 26 at George & Wendys Sanibel Seafood Grille. Team and individual cash prizes were awarded. 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 Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the Difference Our email address is email@example.com Sanibel Edges North Fort Myers In 8-Ball TourneyThe Sanibel 8-Ball Pool League was victorious in its annual grudge match with the North Fort Myers Senior 8-Ball League. The match was contested on March 28 on the four beautiful drop pocket billiard tables at Del Tura Country Club in North Fort Myers. Eight players from each league played four games each against opponents selected by blind draw. The win brings the series to 3-2 in favor of North Fort Myers. Next year, four players from each league will play in the season ending match for both leagues. The match will again be scheduled for late March and will utilize the two coin-op pool tables at American Legion Post 123. The final score of this years contest was 17-15, with the final result in question until the last ball of the last game. Sanibel sharpshooter Dave Doane calmly lined up a pressure packed shot on the eight ball and buried it in the corner pocket for the win. The Sanibel shooters rallied from a 9-7 deficit at the half way mark to eke out the victory. Four wins by Sanibels Terry Ricotta after the half-way mark provided the cushion needed to carry the match to the last game and Doanes heroics. Making up the Sanibel team were the eight top percentage shooters from 2011-12 league play, which just ended with a final double elimination singles tournament and the leagues awards night at George & Wendys Sanibel Seafood Grille. Competing for Sanibel were John Gonzalez, Joe Streamer, Dennis Bender, Jack Dalton, Bob Buntrock, Rich Ennis, Doane and Ricotta. North Fort Myers players were Harry Christopher, Del Tura; Johnny Graverson, Pine Lakes; Len Allain, Horizon Village; Steve Moore, Del Tura; Al Southerland, Herons Glen; Elmer Voight, Six Lakes; Gary Grant, Tamiami Village; and Steve Sparks, Pine Lakes. Sanibels 2011-12 8-Ball Pool season is now history. Until the league kicks off again in October, interested players can stay in stroke by playing 9-ball on Monday nights at Legion Post 123 starting at 6 p.m. Sanibel Cafs Rich McCurry runs the 9-ball contests and usually is able to squeeze in three or four eight person double elimination tournaments every Monday evening. Cost is $5 per player with one winner per tournament. You dont need to sign up in advance; just be there before 6 p.m. if you want to play in the first tournament. 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 WayShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email firstname.lastname@example.org 239-472-2626www.beachviewgolfclub.com (Visit our website for weekly specials) GOLF$49 before 3 pm $39 after 3 pmRates expire 8/14/12. Must present ad
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ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 201222B ALL SANIBEL RESIDENTS ARE INVITED TO THE SANIBEL SUMMER SOCIAL2012 Social Membership for $599 at this event only!Sunday, April 29th3pm 7pm LIVE Island-style Entertainment by the Danny Morgan Band Complimentary club reception Chance to win one complimentary family social membership for one year Local Plein Air Artists Paint The Dunes Free golf and tennis clinics Summer camp preview activities YOUR ISLAND. YOUR CLUB.Where your community comes together. Open to the Public. Please RSVP to 239.472.3355.Ph. 239.472.3355 | www.dunesgolfsanibel.com 949 Sand Castle Road, Sanibel submitted by Wendy HumphreyLe Havre, showing at BIG ARTS Monday evening, plays on the French Resistance and Casablanca in telling its quirky deadpan story of working class solidarity in the face of authority. Its a film about generosity of spirit and the cosmic rewards given those who live compassionately. Set in Le Havre in northern France, this endearing political comedy addresses the topic of immigration in Europe through the actions of middle aged shoeshiner, Marcel Marx, who harbors a young African refugee Idrissa (Blondin Miguel). Idrisssa and his grandfather are among a group of refugees discovered in a sealed freight container on a pier in the port city. The boy escapes and comes across Marcel who, with the unwavering support of his community, attempts to stand up to officials doggedly pursuing the boy for deportation. Marcel is a man both irresponsible and decent. Its clear from the opening scenes that he cant manage his finances. The greengrocer lowers his shutters as Marcel appears. He has an overdue tab at the bakery. Marcel shares a tiny back-alley house with his devoted and patient wife Arletta, who collects his earnings and doles out just sufficient for his nightly aperitif. He is clearly a man saved by his wife, a fact acknowledged by his neighbors as well as himself. But when he sees the boy, Marcel doesnt doubt taking action. Dogged by trench coated policeman Monet (Jean Pierre Darroussin) Marcel shows both patience and ingenuity in protecting the young African refugee. While Marcel is busy protecting the boy, his wife is busy protecting her husband from the knowledge that she is suffering from a life threatening illness. Coming home one evening, Marcel discovers Arletty on the floor while the evening meal burns on the stove. At the hospital the prognosis is dire, though she lets Marcel believe all will be well. Marcel is supported by an heroic, inventive and open-minded community and it is this above all that makes this a touching and gentle film. The film is about kindness and courage, but its also about the serious crisis facing Europe as refugees from Africa and elsewhere stream in, undocumented and unwanted. Many suffocate in containers like the one in which Idrissa is found. Le Havre has the feel of a fable about it: it suggests a slightly better world than the one Marcel, Idrissa, Arletty and the detective are living in. Le Havre is written and directed by Aki Kaurismaki, the younger of the Kaurismaki brothers whose work has dominated the Finnish film industry for the past 30 years; work distinguished by dead-on satire, deliberate destruction of cinematic conventions and an overwhelming sense of the absurd. Like many of their films, Le Havre reflects the Kaurismakis preoccupation with down-on-their-luck loners driven to outrageous acts by an oppressive society, a theme evident in The Match Factory Girl (1989) and I Hired A Contract Killer (1990). In Le Havre, Kaurismki with cinematographer Timo Salminen has developed a look that feels both contemporary and time-honored and suggests an enchanting strangeness. Colors are rich and warm and shadows and halos suggest bygone cinematic eras, Characters in Le Havre are not at all Hollywood glamorous. In this film, all have interesting weathered faces. The lead actors are Kaurismaki regulars. Andre Wilms is the unhurried, humble protagonist, Marcel. Kati Outinen plays Arletty with clear-eyed forbearance and impassivity. Besides the four principal characters, the supporting cast playing a grocer, a baker, a tavern owner and Marcels shoeshine buddy from Vietnam are all impressive. At just 93 minutes running time, Le Havre never wears out its welcome. It begins at 7 p.m. at BIG ARTS Schein Hall. Wine and cheese and discussion follow in the Phillips Gallery. General admission is $8, or purchase a film booklet of 11 tickets for $88. Film booklet holders must be seated no later than 6:45 p.m. to ensure a seat. All Monday night films begin at 7 p.m. BIG ARTS Monday Night Film Series is supported by Series Sponsor Bank Of The Islands and Stan and Visnja Gembicki, supporters George & Wendys Corner Grill, Jerrys Foods of Sanibel, Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory, and Sanibel Taxi. For the complete listing of BIG ARTS films, to purchase tickets, to sign up for workshops or to become a member, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, call 3950900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Monday Night MovieLe HavreShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email email@example.com
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Exciting Young Players And Seasoned Veterans Comprise Opening Day Roster Of Miracleby Ed FrankAs the Fort Myers Miracle baseball team begins its 20th season this weekend at Hammond Stadium, Jim Rantz, the veteran director of the Minnesota Twins minor league system, said the 2012 Miracle will be a solid, competitive team comprised of exciting new kids and seasoned veterans. After a spring training-ending exhibition game Wednesday against the Major League Twins, the Miracle launch the regular season tonight, Friday, against Charlotte Stone Crabs, the singleA affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. Free tickets for tonights home opener are available at all 20 Wendys restaurants in Lee, Collier and Hendry counties. A big fireworks show will follow the 7:05 p.m. game. Headlining this 20th edition of the Miracle will be shortstop Levi Michael, the Twins first-round draft pick (30th overall selection) last year. The speedy 21-year-old infielder is out of the University of North Carolina and is listed as the Twins sixth best prospect by Baseball America. Another highly-touted prospect, outfielder Oswaldo Arcia, listed on the Twins 40-man roster, will return to the Miracle for the seasons start after extensive playing time in spring training with the Twins. A year ago, Arcia started the season with Low-A Beloit where he batted .352 in 20 games. He was quickly promoted to the High-A Miracle where in 59 games he hit .263. Baseball America ranks Arcia as the Twins fifth best prospect. Rantz said that the three catchers on the Miracle squad a year ago Josmil Pinto, Danny Rams and Dan Rohlfing are returning here for more seasoning. Pinto was .262 in 64 games, Rams .239 in 87 games and Rohlfing .272 in 49 games. A promising young pitcher new to the Miracle this year is Marty Popham who was obtained by the Twins in the Rule 5 Minor League draft. Popham has pitched in the Cleveland minor league system for the last four years. Promoted from Low-A Beloit is right-hander Adrian Salcedo who was 6-6 with a solid 2.93 ERA in 2011. The Miracle pitching staff also will include BJ Hermsen who appeared in only five games for the Miracle in 2011 after being promoted from Beloit where he compiled an 11-7 record in 20 starts. Returning for his third year as manager of the Miracle is Jake Mauer, the older brother of the Twins catcher Joe Mauer. The Miracle were 63-76 a year ago. Rantz believes the Miracle will improve on that record this year. Florida Tarpons 3-0 after Win against Mississippi The new Florida Tarpons of the Ultimate Indoor Football League ran their season record to 3-0 with a 45-22 road victory last Friday over the Mississippi Hound Dogs in Tupelo, Mississippi. Only Florida and Cincinnati remain undefeated in the 12-team league. Tarpon wide receiver Don Fusitier had three touchdown catches in the win and is the leagues leading scorer with 10 touchdowns. The Tarpons are home tonight, Friday, at Germain Arena when they take on the 1-3 Rome Rampage. Florida Everblades Hockey Team began Kelly Cup Playoffs this week By virtue of a 5th playoff seed, the Florida Everblades of the ECHL hosted the Greenville Road Warriors for the first two games in a best-of-five series that will move to Greenville tonight, Friday, for Game Three. The first two games were Monday and Wednesday nights at Germain Arena. Florida took a 1-0 series lead Monday defeating Greenville 5-2. If the series goes to five games, the last three games will be played in Greenville. Join Or Renew Your Rec Center Membership, Get A Free LanyardJoin or renew your Sanibel Recreation Center membership by Monday, April 30 and get a free lanyard. 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Keep them open by keeping your promises even when your commitment seems to be wavering. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Congratulations. Youre really getting things done to purr-fection. And dont forget to take a catnap now and again to keep those energy levels up and bristling for action. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your plain-talking honesty is admirable. But sometimes sharp words can leave painful scars. Be careful that what you say doesnt come back to hurt you. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A stress-filled period takes a positive turn as you deal with the underlying problem. Act now to avoid a recurrence by changing some basic rules in your relationship. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Your rising energy levels make it easier for you to achieve some important objectives. This could lead to a big boost in how youre perceived, both at home and on the job. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A changing picture begins to emerge as you learn more about an offer that seemed so right but could be so wrong. Look to a trusted adviser for guidance. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Spiritual aspects are strong. Take time to reflect on the path youre on and where you hope it will lead you. Its also a good time to reach out to loved ones. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) You could be assuming far too many responsibilities, whether its at work or in personal matters. Be careful that youre not weighed down by them. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Youre getting closer to your goals. And since nothing succeeds like success (or the promise thereof), dont be surprised to find new supporters swimming alongside you. BORN THIS WEEK: You are always the first to try new ventures and confront new challenges. You inspire others with your courage to follow your bold example. On April 13, 1742, George Friedrich Handels Messiah premieres in Dublin. Although singing the oratorio has become a Christmas tradition, the Messiah received its world premiere during the Christian season of Lent. Handel composed the score for Messiah in just 24 days. On April 14, 1818, Noah Webster, a Yale-educated lawyer with an avid interest in language and education, publishes his American Dictionary of the English Language. The dictionary, which took him more than two decades to complete, introduced more than 10,000 Americanisms. On April 12, 1861, the Civil War begins when Confederate shore batteries under General P.G.T. Beauregard open fire on Union-held Fort Sumter in South Carolinas Charleston Bay. During the next 34 hours, 50 Confederate guns and mortars launched more than 4,000 rounds at the poorly supplied fort. On April 10, 1906, O. Henrys second short-story collection, The Four Million, is published. O. Henry was the pen name adopted by William Sydney Porter. Porter began writing in the late 1880s but didnt apply himself seriously until 1898, when he was jailed for embezzling from a bank in Austin, Texas. On April 15, 1924, Rand McNally releases its first comprehensive road atlas. The first version was called the Rand McNally Auto Chum. Today Rand McNally is the worlds largest maker of atlases in print and electronic media. On April 11, 1945, the American Third Army liberates the Buchenwald concentration camp near Weimar, Germany. Buchenwald will be judged second only to Auschwitz in the horrors it imposed on its prisoners. Among those saved by the Americans was Elie Wiesel, who would go on to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. On April 9, 1969, the Chicago Eight, indicted on federal charges of conspiracy to cross state lines with intent to incite a riot at the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago, plead not guilty. The trial turned into a circus as the defendants and their attorneys used the court as a platform to attack President Richard Nixon, the Vietnam War, racism and oppression. It was American humorist Evan Esar who defined a zoo as an excellent place to study the habits of human beings. The New York Times Best Seller list was first published on April 9, 1942. Since that time, only eight authors have managed to have books place No. 1 on both the fiction and nonfiction lists. Those who have accomplished that feat include Ernest Hemingway, Jimmy Buffett, William Styron, Dr. Seuss and John Steinbeck. If youre planning a trip to New Orleans, you might want to keep in mind the following law: Its illegal in that city to curse a firefighter while he or she is engaged in official duties. Americas first vending machines were found in New York City train stations; they dispensed gum. The European sturgeon (also known as the beluga sturgeon) is the source of the highly coveted beluga caviar, which is the worlds most expensive, bringing up to $5,000 per pound. This sturgeon can live more than 100 years and is the largest freshwater fish in the world; the record holder, caught in 1827, was 24 feet long and weighed 3,460 pounds. In a 1982 issue of the magazine American Film, a writer named Chuck Ross claimed that he retyped the screenplay to the 1942 film Casablanca, changing only the title and one of the characters names, and submitted it to 217 agencies. Of the 85 who responded, only eight recognized it as Casablanca, though it seemed familiar to another 25. Three of the agencies thought it might be commercially viable, while one thought it should be turned into a novel. The Oscar-wining screenplay was rejected outright by 38 of the agencies. The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal. -Erich Fromm THOUGHT FOR THE DAY STRANGE BUT TRUE THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
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ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 201228B From page 8BRotary Happenings-tion, and recreational purposes. The Packard Foundation helps our Native American Indian Tribes (12 tribes in the Colorado Plateau) preserve and protect their native lands. The foundation also is supporting conservation efforts in the Southern Utah Wilderness and in the Yampa and White Basins. Tucker is the exploratory arm of the conservation efforts of the foundation. He works to establish the areas that meet criteria for funding to non-profits whose work will improve the quality of the Colorado Plateau and its regions. Occasionally, Tucker plays mediator between opposing groups working on projects in the Colorado Plateau, economics vs. environment. He works with these groups to find common ground and reasonable solutions that satisfy both the economic needs and protection of the environment. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at Bistro At Beachview, 1100 Par View Drive. For further information regarding the Sanibel Rotary or Rotary International, call 337-1099. Hortoons Will Power Columnist: C rai g R. Hersch, BCS 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 33919 Choosing e Right Insurance Agent Makes All e Di email@example.com 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. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 201230B Superior InteriorsDressing Your Windowsby Jeanie TinchDressing the windows in your home simply means providing some form of window treatment to your rooms. Although that sounds simple by definition, figuring out the best design options for each of your windows is a bit more complicated, and depends widely upon what you want them to do for you.Privacy, light control and beauty are the three major functions of window treatments. In addition, what you put on your windows may or may not provide thermal protection from heat. As you approach the issue of window treatments in your home, there are several key questions to ask yourself, in order to decide what is best for you.First, consider the degree of privacy needed in each of your rooms. Bedrooms and bathrooms are the most obvious parts of our homes where privacy from outside viewing is required. Most people want the availability of a privacy treatment in the more public areas of their homes as well, especially during nighttime hours.Even those who live in secluded areas, where the issue of other people looking in is negligible, need to consider whether they want privacy treatments to block the cold-feeling black hole syndrome that occurs from looking out into dark nothingness at night. Secondly, think about your light control needs. Most of us love lots of natural light in our homes, and the prevalence of huge, beautiful windows in todays architecture reflects that. However, there are times when that wonderful sunlight needs to be controlled. Over time, the sun causes fading of your furniture and floor coverings, and can dramatically increase your cooling bills in summer. It also interferes with computer work and television viewing by creating eye-straining glare on the screen. And, as great as sunrises and sunsets are to watch, we dont want them shining directly in our eyes when we eat breakfast or watch the evening news.Thirdly, ask yourself what aesthetic role you need for your window treatments to play in your rooms. Window treatments are an important element in providing a balance of color, pattern and texture to your overall decorating scheme. They can also serve to create optical illusions of your windows being larger, your ceilings being higher or your room being more proportionally pleasing than it actually is.Sometimes, clients tell me that they are reluctant to put anything on their windows. They are often thinking that window treatment means heavy occlusive draperies or yards and yards of fussy stuff at their windows. Although we can still do those things where its appropriate, todays window treatment styles offer much more variety and excitement than in generations past. Jeanie Tinch is an interior decorator on Sanibel. She can be reached at email@example.com. Decorating Senseby Bryan HayesSince I spend a lot of time talking about the mechanics of a/c and electrical units, I thought I would mix it up a bit and discuss how we can make them prettier or not as noticeable. Lets face it, there are many different parts of an a/c unit that arent exactly museum quality. There are, however, ways to hide the unsightly parts of an air conditioning system. Air vents are usually covered by pretty standard metallic grates, but what if that grate could be replaced with something more decorative? Some people paint them to match their walls so they blend in. Some paint them in contrasting colors to give a somewhat funky look. I have also seen vent covers made of wood. There are many options on the market in all sorts of custom designs. You can also make it a do-it-yourself project, or recycle something interesting into a unique, custom grate. Just make sure that you use something that will allow adequate air flow into your system. Dont just stop with the air vents; you can also replace duct covers. There are even fun, creative ways to conceal thermostats if they clash with other design elements on a wall. And, if your outdoor unit doesnt add much to that coveted curb appeal, consider hiding it behind some decorative fencing or landscaping. As always, thanks for reading.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. Sanibel resident and local attorney David M. Plattwill present a complimentary seminarCents and Sensibility of Florida Residency Topics:What are the bene ts of Florida Residency? What protections do I receive from my Florida Homestead? Do I need new Florida Estate Planning Documents? What do I need to do to become a Florida Resident?Seating is limited, please RSVP by April 10 to Susan Boback at 239.472.6700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 2012 Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A.www.henlaw.com239.344.1100 Fort Myers Bonita Springs Sanibel Sanibel Library 770 Dunlop Road Sanibel Thursday, April 12, 2012 9:30 a.m.
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The same holds true for our current estate and gift tax exemption of $5 million. Until the end of this 2012 calendar year, everyone has an exemption from the federal gift tax equal to $5 million less any prior taxable gifts that have been made during your lifetime. When you make a gift in excess of the annual exclusion amount (today that amount is $13,000) then you are said to have made a taxable gift that requires the filing of a gift tax return. Taxable gifts generally do not trigger the actual payment of gift tax until you consume your total gift tax exemption. Consuming that exemption is something that you might want to consider while that exemption is high. Thats because unless Congress and the President sign new tax law before the end of the year, that gift tax and estate tax exemptions falls from $5 million to $1 million. I would venture to say that legislation is unlikely in a general election year, so it appears likely that the exemption will indeed fall at least until whoever wins the White House works with the next Congress to fashion new law. Use it or lose it therefore becomes very important to those who have potentially taxable estates amounts that exceed whatever the new exemptions are likely to be. Suppose, for example, you own two residences one here on Sanibel or Captiva and another up north. If you want to make a transfer of one of those residences to your children while minimizing estate and gift taxes, then now is the time to use your exemptions before you lose them on January 1st. There are a variety of techniques available to allow the transferor (you) to enjoy the use of the residence for a period of time before ownership transfers to your children. A Qualified Personal Residence Trust is one such vehicle. Unless you implement the strategy before year-end, however, you might lose the ability to make the transfer and not actually have to pay any gift tax. Another use it or lose it transfer possibility rests with your life insurance. Many believe that life insurance is not taxable but theyre only partially right. In most cases, life insurance is not taxed as income. Unless proper measures are taken, however, life insurance will be included in your (or your spouses) estate for federal estate tax purposes. Transferring your life insurance into an irrevocable life insurance trust (ILIT) is a method that is commonly used to exclude your policies from estate taxation. The gift tax value of the transfer of a life insurance policy is generally its current cash value as opposed to the death benefit. Making the transfer now while we still have a large gift tax exemption available minimizes the possibility that the transfer will consume a large chunk of your available exemption upon your death. Again, time is running out before the available exemption decreases. Those of you who have family limited partnerships already established might want to consider making additional transfers of the partnership interests to your children and grandchildren before the gift tax exemption falls. Similarly, families who have multiple generations working the family business could use todays high exemption rates to transfer shares of the business stock. One potential pitfall that I feel obligated to mention is with regard to something called a claw back. There is the possibility that if one were to make transfers consuming the current gift tax exemption, and if at the time of that persons death the estate tax exemption is less than the amount of gift tax exemption consumed during that persons life, then there would be a tax on that prior gift at the time of that persons death. In order to understand how this works you need to also understand how a federal estate tax return sets up. Without going into too much detail, the federal estate tax return starts with your current estate, adds back large transfers (prior taxable gifts) that you made during your lifetime, and then provides a credit for the estate tax exemption in place at the time of your death. Experts point out that if the gift tax exemption you use during your lifetime exceeds the total available estate tax exemption at the time of your death, then your estate could end up paying estate tax on prior gifts that otherwise werent taxable. No one knows if this theory would hold true. A lot depends on how future law shakes out. But many estate planning specialists believe that the claw back would be practically difficult to administer and therefore unlikely to apply. While we dont know what future tax law looks like, for now we do know that the $5 million exemption will expire before the end of the year absent new legislation. So if you thought about implementing more advanced estate planning techniques beyond your revocable living trust to keep more of what youve earned in your family and less to Uncle Sam, now is the time to use it or lose it. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Will PowerUse It Or Lose It?by Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA 31B ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 2012
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33B ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 2012 Al Hanser The Definition Of BenefactorWebsters Dictionary defines benefactor as a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help ). There should be a photo of S. Albert D. Hanser, founder, CEO and co-chairman of the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, next to the definition. Along with Amanda Cross, Hanser is chairing the $10 million fundraising campaign for the Childrens Hospital adjacent to HealthPark. Lee Memorial has agreed to name the new Emergency Department for the Sanibel and Captiva community. The project to build a new freestanding Childrens Hospital is expected to cost approximately $191 million. Through the generosity of individuals and organizations in Southwest Florida, over $40 million has been raised to date. For the past nine years, the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company has been the Master Sponsor of Sanibel-Captiva Cares island celebration to benefit the Childrens Hospital. The event was held on March 18 at The Sanctuary Clubhouse, where over $475,000 was raised, bringing a total of $4 million raised toward the $10 million goal. Hanser, who serves on the Childrens Hospital Advisory Board, said of the Trust Companys on-going commitment, We choose to sponsor most events on the islands because we believe that being a major part of the fabric of the community is really important. We believe in giving back generously and supporting events like Sanibel-Captiva Cares that benefit children. It makes us proud because those children are the lifeblood of the community and the face of the future. A board member of Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Hanser served as chairman of the board for University Hospital in Minneapolis/ St. Paul for six years and was chairman of the Cleveland Clinic in Naples for five years. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and philosophy from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, after studying pre-med for three years. Hanser went on to earn a executive management degree from the University of Pennsylvanias Wharton School of Finance, which led him a 50-plus-year career in the investment and banking industries. He served as an Intelligence Officer in the Air Force during the 1960s. In 2001, he founded the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company after moving to the island with his wife, Sally, in 1997. Hanser comes from a family dedicated to service as most were doctors and ministers always giving back to the communities where they lived. Als entire family were team builders ... always putting the best players in the right positions ... this is one of his inherited gifts ... and what he has worked so hard to accomplish at the Trust Company, said Sally Hanser. Hanser is also chairman of the Charitable Foundation of the Island, and a former director of the Schoolhouse Theatre (now Herb Strauss Theatre), Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis, former director of Lee Memorial Health System Foundation and a current board member of their planning committee. He has been vice chairman of the Sanibel Five-Year Budget Committee and serves on numerous public, private, civic and philanthropic boards in Southwest Florida. The Hansers have four children and eight grandchildren. As grandparents, this hospital is so important to both Sally and me because of a wonderful experience we had almost 15 years ago with Lee Memorial when our grandson was born with numerous health issues the care and attention all the Hansers received allows us to smile proudly at the outstanding young man our grandson is today. We can never say thank you enough for those blessings, said Al Hanser. Websters Dictionary really should add his photo to the definition of benefactor. S. Albert D. Hanser 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 15631 San Carlos Blvd. Fort Myers 15631 San Carlos Blvd. Fort Myers Living Room Bedroom Dining Room Patio Recliners Mattresses L i i R B d LivingRoom Bedroom Furniture To Fit Your Florida Your Florida Lifestyle! Lifestyle! Family Owned & Operated Serving Lee County For Over 20 YearsSimmons Beautyrest Restonic Comfort Care 4894893311 3311 4894893311 3311 GladiolusMcGregorSummerlin Rd.San CarlosFrom SanibelFrom Ft. Myers Beach $10000 OFF$1,00000 Or MoreWith Coupon. Prior purchases excluded. Not valid with other offers. Expires 5/31/12 $5000 OFF$50000 Or MoreWith Coupon. Prior purchases excluded. Not valid with other offers. Expires 5/31/12 LARGE SELECTIONWICKER& RATTANM-F 9-6 Sat. 9-5 Sun. 11-5 www.furniture-world.net
ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 201234B Art By Kids With Cancer ExhibitionArt By Kids With Cancer is a project of the Young Artists Awards, a not-forprofit organization benefiting children in the arts from throughout Southwest Florida, beginning its 10th year of programming. The organization works with the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology program at the Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, donating and delivering art supplies throughout the year for the children being treated to use in a therapeutic setting. Selected pieces of artwork are matted, framed and exhibited at various venues throughout the community. The proceeds are donated to the Family Emergency Fund, assisting families undergoing the financial challenges of childhood cancer. This year, with proceeds from the sales of artwork and a silent auction held at the Young Artists Awards gala in March, the organization presented a check for $5,000 to Dr. Emad Salman to assist the families of young cancer patients. Upcoming sales and exhibits of Art By Kids With Cancer include the Foulds Theatre bobby at the Alliance for the Arts, now through April 30, with an opening on April 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. at 10091 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers; May 4 to 24 at BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, with an opening on Sunday, May 6; and June 5 to July 1 at Harbour View Gallery, at 5789 Cape Harbour Drive #104 in Cape Coral, with an opening on June 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. Dr. Dan Goldman of the Young Artists Awards, left, delivering art supplies to Child Life Specialists Stacie Margaritis, right, and Danielle Barth of the Childrens Hospital My Heart Is Yours, part of the Art By Kids With Cancer exhibition 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.
35B ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 2012 From page 4BPapa Polar Bearteacher/photographer/realtor John Carney setting a tone for the future. He is behind the wheel of an all-electric machine complete with a rocking sound system. Compared to gas-gobbling, oil addicted cars, Carneys is a sane logical choice. His wheels are roomy and the whole shebang recharges overnight on a regular household outlet. Carney organizes the annual New Years Day Polar Bear Plunge on Sanibel. New AssociatesDon DeLuca, broker of Royal Shell Real Estate, announced that top producing agents Sheri Delaney and Erin Simonson have joined Royal Shell Real Estate. Delaney was previously affiliated with Amerivest and worked in sales and marketing. Simonson is a 14-year veteran in the real estate industry and has been a licensed Realtor for eight years. Top Producers Susan McCallion is Pfeifer Realty Groups top sales agent for March. She specializes in Sanibel and Captiva real estate sales. Also, Lisette Hitt was the top listing agent for Pfeifer Realty Group last month. She has more than 16 years of sales experience in Southwest Florida. Top ProducersPremier Sothebys International Realty of Sanibel and Captiva announced top marketing and selling agents for March. Denise Chambre was top marketing agent and Jennifer Berry was top selling agent. Erin Simonson Sheri Delaney ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS Lisette Hitt Susan McCallion Jennifer Berry Denise Chambre Squeaky Clean, LLCGood Honest CleaningResidential and Commercial Licensed, Bonded, Insured Jamee Ferous 239.464.4746 firstname.lastname@example.org Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email email@example.com
ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 201236B SanibelRealEstateMarket.com Island Condo Floor & Site Plans Island Community Videos Email Updates Agent Introduction Videos News Room Weekly Open Houses Weekly Updated Island Closed Sales Search all Available Properties John R. Wood Island Real Estate inc. Island Realtors Attend MeetingMore than 75 members of the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors attended their monthly membership meeting held on March 22 at association headquarters, 2353 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Professional Development committee chair Diane Stocks conducted the business meeting and Murty and Monk, PA Attorneys at Law, generously sponsored it.During the meeting, Steve Greenstein, executive director of the Clinic for Rehabilitation of Wildlife, discussed a little of the history of CROW and then updated members as to the hospital, education center, student housing and volunteers. Further, he invited members to visit the facility. Following Greensteins presentation, committee chair Art Corace gave an MLS and internet committee report. After the business meeting, Judie Anderson led the MLS Caravan Tour. Firefighters And Paramedics Collect Funds To Find A CureThe Southwest Florida Firefighters and Paramedics, IAFF Local 1826, worked hard over the weekend of March 23 through 25 but it was not a typical day on the job. Many of these local heroes spent their weekend collecting donations from generous motorists throughout Lee County for the annual Fill-the-Boot campaign. Their relentless spirit and determination helped the firefighters of Local 1826 collect just over $81,000 for the families on Lee County served by the Muscular Dystrophy Association. A special thank you goes out to the following departments that participated in the drive (in order of money raised): City of Fort Myers, Tice, Pine Island, Estero, Lehigh, Fort Myers Beach, North Fort Myers, Iona-McGregor, San Carlos Park, Bayshore, Fort Myers Shores, LC CFR and South Trail. IAFF Boot Drive Coordinator Ryan Gagnon said, The firefighter Fill-the-Boot drive has been a tradition for over 55 years. As firefighters, we are put in a position to help those in need on a daily basis. The Southwest Florida Professional Firefighters and Paramedics are an amazing group of men and women that always step up when called upon. This weekend we witnessed the community stepping up to help us. Thanks to all that stood on the street collecting and thanks to those that donated to help find a cure. MDA helps children and adults who are affected by any of 43 neuromuscular diseases through comprehensive medical services and research programs. MDA receives no government funding and charges no fees to those served by the Association. Funds collected by IAFF Local 1826 will remain local and help members living here in Lee County. Small Business Workshops, Seminars At FGCUThe Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Florida Gulf Coast University hosts several workshops April through June to assist small business owners with social media, getting certified as a minority business, and networking with other professionals about finance, law and insurance. The SBDC offers educational seminars and workshops for small business owners from the latest in technology, finance, accounting, to doing business with the federal government, said Trish Leonard, marketing director for the SBDC. Our goal is to provide the best resources available for business owners to succeed in their business. We look for the best presenters to help orchestrate and teach the seminars so that attendees will walk away with good content that they can apply in their business. Most programs are no cost or little cost to attend. In addition to the workshops and seminars, the SBDC provides no-cost confidential business consulting by certified business analysts. To register for the many programs scheduled, visit www.sbdcseminars.org or call 745-3700. For further information, contact Trish Leonard at 745-3706 or tleonard@fgcu. edu. Online Premium Forwarding Service Made Easier By U.S. Postal ServiceThe U.S. Postal Service has added Premium Forwarding Service to the suite of online products and services available through usps.com. Previously only offered at a Post Office, the popular service now is available to any customer with an account on usps.com. For just $15.25 a week and $15 to enroll, the Postal Service will package a customers mail and reship it to them by Priority Mail once a week. 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37B ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 2012deaRPharmacistHerbal Tea For Your Healthby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Readers, The most wonderful thing about our planet is that it grows good medicine. Making herbal teas is one of my secret passions. You can drink teas, and in some cases apply them to your skin. Ive been playing with herbs for years, its fun and I honestly think its a wonderful adjunct to your other medical treatments. Here are the basics. Use one tablespoon of herbs per cup of water. Consider brew time; you will lose some health benefits over brewing certain herbs. An infusion is best when using delicate parts of the plant, like the leaves, flowers and aromatic aerial portions (Im thinking rose petals or wood betony). Infusing means you steep the herbs in hot water for 20 to 30 minutes, as opposed to simmering them. Some herbs take a cold water infusion versus boiled water. Roots, bark or seeds are tougher parts of the plant and therefore, require a decoction. You simmer them for 20 to 45 minutes in gently boiling water. Experiment with combinations of various herbs to find the best taste and physiological effect. Herbs are medicine, so research what you learn today and make sure they are safe for you. Its amazing that some herbal teas improve heart rhythm, reduce blood pressure, clear brain fog or ease hormonal concerns. Most herbal teas are safe for people with kidney stones. My favorite book on teas is Rosemary Gladstars Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health. Health food stores sell herbs, or look online or Google herbal apothecary. I insist on organic herbs. Heres a recipe for Tummy Tea. I make this in bulk so one part equals one cup. Mix all the herbs together in a big container. When you actually make the tea, put one tablespoon (total herb) per one cup of hot water. You can make a few cups at a time, and store in the fridge. One part Mint Provides awesome flavor, plus its carminitive, meaning its high in volatile oils which soothe the digestive tract; may help with gas and nausea. This is a bitter herb, so it is stimulates bile secretion. One part Fennel A warming herb good for bloating, gas and liver support. It may relieve intestinal spasms and inflammation. Stimulates milk secretion in nursing moms. One-half part Meadowsweet A fabulous pain reliever, it contains salicylic acid (related to aspirin); this has anti-rheumatic and anti-inflammatory properties and may relieve nausea. One-half part Chamomile So strong that one of its extracts (apigenin) helps with pancreatitis. It relieves intestinal inflammation, improves spasms while inducing a sense of calm. One-quarter part Marshmallow root This is a demulcent so it adds moisture to the mucus membranes. It is cooling and soothing to the mouth, esophagus and digestive tract; great for people with heartburn. One-quarter part Calendula Offers lymph support, this anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic herb acts as an astringent and anti-fungal for the body. May help with leaky gut and irritable bowel. 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 Before SanibelRealEstateMarket.com Island Condo Floor & Site Plans Island Community Videos Email Updates Agent Introduction Videos News Room Weekly Open Houses Weekly Updated Island Closed Sales Search all Available Properties John R. Wood Island Real Estate inc.
ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 201238B The Springs, Shell Points New Assisted Living Facility, Completes ConstructionThe management of Shell Point Retirement Community has completed the construction and renovation of the communitys newest assisted living facility (ALF) called The Springs at Shell Point. The Springs, which was formerly The Country Inn & Suites, is located at the corner of Shell Point Boulevard and McGregor Boulevard in South Fort Myers. The recent renovations included the construction of a full kitchen on the main floor, the construction and creation of additional common meeting spaces and offices, as well as targeted renovation in guest rooms. The new recreation rooms include, but are not limited to a cinema, arts and crafts studio, and game parlor. From start to finish, the renovations took approximately four months to complete. The overall cost of the renovation was $2 million, and the facility has 105 units ready for occupancy. The facility has passed all final inspections with the Lee County Building Department, The Lee County Health Department and the Iona-McGregor Fire Department. Once The Springs successfully completes the licensing inspection by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, residents will be able to start the move-in process. The Springs assisted living product provides a wonderful opportunity for residents to receive the care, service, and support that is needed in order to help them live with the greatest level of independence and dignity that their health will allow, said Peter Dys, president of Shell Point. In addition to the presence of 24-hour on site nursing and concierge services, residents enjoy a great dining experience with wholesome meals of dietary delight that serve to improve socialization. In addition, scheduled activities stimulate the mind and enhance physical strength, and when coupled with housekeeping and support staff assistance, residents enjoy greater security, support, and independence. The Springs is the third ALF at Shell Point. The community opened the Kings Crown on The Island at Shell Point in 1987, and added The Arbor in The Woodlands at Shell Point in 2005. We are excited about the upcoming opening of The Springs, said Rita Southern, director of assisted living and resident support services for the community. Both the Kings Crown and The Arbor remain almost fully occupied and with the increased population of aging retirees in this area, there is a growing need for additional high quality assisted living options in Southwest Florida. The Springs all-inclusive monthly rate, excluding personal laundry, helps residents and their families plan for the most effective use of their resources while also providing the added security of access to the network of quality health care services provided by the Shell Point health care team, when and if those services are needed. The Springs assisted living facility and services have been priced with monthly rates that are very competitive to the local marketplace and are not subject to daily rate adjustments based on special needs or fluctuating health conditions, said Dys. Additionally, Springs residents will have access to our daily pharmacy delivery services, physician services, and other benefits associated with Shell Point Retirement Community that have become a hallmark of our community. The location of The Springs at the entrance to Shell Point is less than two miles from the Sanibel Causeway. Priority reservations are being taken to allow individuals to reserve a unit and plan ahead for their move into The Springs. Representatives will be available to assist individuals or families through the steps involved in making the transition as smooth and simple as possible. For more information about The Springs at Shell Point or to request a brochure, call 454-2077, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.shellpoint.org/ assistedliving. The Springs D one-bedroom suite The Springs A1 studio apartment TRUST YOUR FACE TO THE FACIAL EXPERTCall Today limited space available239.437.3900FOR RESERVATIONS WWW.DRPRENDIVILLE.COMDoes Your Face Look Tired?FREE SEMINARWednesday, April 1 11 1:30 a.m.Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa 17260 Harbour Pointe Drive Fort MyersLight Lunch will be servedLearn about the latest advances in facial plastic surgery and skin rejuvenation from the ONLY Fellowship-trained, double Board-Certied Facial Plastic Surgeon in Fort Myers.NEW! Focused Ultrasound Technology No incisions No downtime Its the best thing I ever did for myself. JACQUELINEBEFORE FACELIFT (unretouched) AFTER FACELIFT (unretouched) The Springs pool area
39B ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 2012 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 Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, I am told that I am a very well functioning senior woman. Every two years for the past 25 years, my husband and I have gone to a well-known hospital as part of a research study. This year it was not convenient for us to go together, so I decided to go alone and fly up rather than drive. I was told by the facility that I would be met at the airport. When I arrived, no one was there so I waited and waited and finally went up to the airport information. Three women were at the counter and I asked if I was in the proper area, and they said, Yes. I waited some more as I had no contact number with me. Finally, I went up again to get information and inquired if anyone had called. They said, No. The three women looked at me and asked if I knew where I was, because I was probably in the wrong city. The facility I was going to did not exist and since no one had called, I was so furious I asked for their phone book and telephone and they very reluctantly gave them to me. Of course, I was in the right city. The name of the facility I was going to had been changed and the women did not know the new name. I was definitely in the right place, the driver had gone to the wrong place and he had been too involved talking to his friends. I was furious. All of these people had immediately assumed, because I was older, I was confused, disoriented and impaired. There was never a thought that the driver could be confused or the three people at the airport information desk lacked knowledge. Before you make hasty conclusions about a persons mental abilities, be sure you know exactly what you are talking about and the information you have is correct. I would like you to share my experience with your readers. Josie Dear Josie, Ageism, like so many other isms, are still very much a part of our everyday experience. Younger people are always very quick to evaluate the mental functioning of anyone over 50, frequently making the wrong conclusions. What you experienced is common and is resented by the victims. Some older people are impaired but with better health we hope it will become less of a problem. Lizzie and Pryce Lizzie and Pryces e-mail address is email@example.com. Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: I have been under tremendous stress lately and I am getting sick a lot. What can I do to boost my immune system?A: We know that stress can take its toll on the immune system. First of all, begin taking a healthy dose of vitamins if you are not already doing so. Become aware of your diet. Eat plenty of green vegetables like kale, bok choy, spinach, broccoli. Research shows that small chemical compounds assist in boosting the immune system. Very importantly, start working on ways to lower your stress levels. Examine what is making you so stressed and see how much of this you can reduce and eliminate in your daily life. Practice meditation, quieting the mind at least 10 minutes a day. Practice deep breathing daily. Listen to soothing music. Exercise is a great way to get out the stress and tension in the body. Make yourself a priority and consider talking with a counselor to get some additional guidance. Dr. Clancy is a licensed mental health therapist, certified hypnotherapist, life coach, author and public speaker. You may email Dr. Connie at firstname.lastname@example.org. Letter Carrier Food DriveLetter carriers are gearing up for the nations largest single-day food drive, called Stamp Out Hunger, which will be held on Saturday, May 12. This is the one day when letter carriers collect non-perishable food that has been left by mailboxes. Food collected in Lee County goes to the Harry Chapin Food Bank and several other food banks. Northerners who are returning home prior to May 12 may drop off their contributions at any post office. Food may also be left at Uncle Bobs storage areas at 3780 Central Avenue, 4400 Solomon Boulevard or 6600 Industrial Drive in Fort Myers. Businesses can set up collection boxes for employees and customers. Items especially in need are peanut butter, tuna, rice, beans, and canned meats, fruits, vegetables and soups. Volunteers are needed to assist carriers on May 12. Contact Debi Mitchell at 573-9638. Volunteers are also needed to assist with preliminary food sorting. Contact Bedzaida Bryen at the Harry Chapin Food Bank at 334-7007 or Kim Berghs at the United Way at 433-2000 ext. 260. Indispensable Advice from Dr. Dave Get your copy of Dr. Daves Book at Sanibel Island Books and Gifts,1571 Periwinkle Way 472-5223
PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY LAWN MAINTENANCE LANDSCAPING DESIGN & INSTALLATION LAWN MAINTENANCE SHRUB & TREE TRIMMING(239) 472-3440FAX 472-1763P.O. Box 1035/1633 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957earth care INC. George Kneram Walter Ciesienski INTERIOR DESIGN 2330 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel, FL 33957 (239) 395-2525 Fax (239) 395-2373 Toll Free: 1-866-395-2525 email@example.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) 239-850-4128 POOL SERVICE & REPAIRIslands Premier Pool Service Professional Weekly Service Fast Expert Equipment Repair and Replacement Specializing in Gulfstream Pool Heaters25 years experience Lic # CPC1457386239-699-6279 Deep-EndPool Service NEW HOMES, REMODELING & ADDITIONS New Homes Consulting Remodeling Contracting P.O. Box 143 Sanibel Island, FL Phone: 239-472-2601 Fax: 239-472-6506 C OMPUTERS REMODELINGCustom RemodelingCook & Son, Inc. Kitchen Baths Carpet Tile Hardwood Concrete Restoration Water Proo ng Stucco Plumbing Electrical O ce: 472-9137 Cell: 691-8445CGC1507121 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 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: firstname.lastname@example.orgGENERAL 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 REMODELINGBUILDING CONTRACTOR Helenbrook Homes, Inc.Licensed & InsuredCerti ed Building ContractorCBC026067Serving Sanibel & Captiva for the last 25 yearsNew Homes Remodeling FramingDave Helenbrook 239 / 466-4030 CONTRACTORS 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)472-0200Michael J. ValiquetteGENERAL CONTRACTOR New Construction Remodeling Commercialwww.sandcastle-homes.com LAWN MAINTENANCEISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 201240B Celebrity Pets Up For AdoptionLee County is rolling out the red carpet for celebrity pets during the month of April. Some famous felines and canines have taken up residence at Animal Services Shelter and the public will be able to adopt a celebrity canine for only $35 or a famous feline for just $25. Child stars (puppies and kittens) will be just $50 and veteran stars (6 yrs+) are only $20. Among the stars are Grace Kelly, Elton John, Jack Black, and Willie Nelson. The reduced adoption fee will include a celebrity gift pack 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 The famous line-up of pets waiting to be adopted can be viewed online at www. LeeLostPets.com or visit the shelter at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. Celebrity viewing hours are Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. You can submit your adoption application online before you come to the shelter. Volunteers and staff are available to help you find the pet star that is best suited for you and your lifestyle. For more information 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.
PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY 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 LAWN MAINTENANCE TREE & LAWN CARE Sanibel Family Owned & Operated Licensed & Insured / www.enviromow.com Complete Landscaping Services Tree Service and Pepper Clearing Lawn Care Landscape Trimming & Pruning Fertilization Weed Maintenance Mulch Applications Property Clean up239-896-6789 CONSTRUCTION/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: email@example.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 5780 Youngquist Road 5780 Youngquist Road Unit #4 Unit #4 Ft. Myers, FL 33912 Ft. Myers, FL 33912 Shirley C. Daraban Shirley C. Daraban answer on page 43BSUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 43B 41B ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 2012
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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 firstname.lastname@example.orgRS 10/28 NC TFN SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971NR 3/23 BM 4/13 ADRIANAS CLEANING SERVICETotally honest with a passion for perfection. Home and condo. 239-839-3984 email@example.comNR 3/30 CC 4/27 998 22 DECK BOAT 2002 MERC OB SANIBEL NO TRAILER Call: 513-236-1957 or 239-472-2810NR 3/30 CC 4/20 FOR SALE: Coleman Power Mate Generator $400, GE Chest Freezer $50, Appliance Dolley $40, Queen Anne Wingchair $50, End Tables $25, Antique Lamp, Chair, Pewter Plates, 2008 Wrangler Back Seat-Gray. OBO, 239-849-0907.NS 3/30 CC 4/20 CHARMING 1920s COTTAGEPerfect store, of ce, restaurant, gallery, located within walking distance of trendy River District. Ample Parking. 239-898-1194. $1,200 per month plus utilitiesNR 3/30 CC 4/6 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.RS 3/30 CC 4/6 Sanibel Family Seeking a HS student or older for after school and/or weekend help for 2 grade school students, homework school organization. Seeking dependable student who is strong in academics. $12 hr. Call 1-339-832-4326 moms cell.NR 3/30 CC 4/27 Isabella RasiIbt Rt En Cbnt Isabella Rasi (239) 246-4716EftIsabellaRasi@aol.com RS 3/30 NC 4/6McGREGOR 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 SOLD!VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 4/6 NC 4/27 HEAD CUSTODIANAt The Sanibel School Full bene ts. Tolls paid. Call Maureen at 472-1617.RS 4/6 NC 4/13 PART TIME CLERK/TYPISTAt The Sanibel School Tolls paid. Call Maureen at 472-1617.RS 4/6 NC 4/13 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. RS 4/6 NC 4/27 HELP WANTEDPart-time year round help needed in Laundry. Must be able to lift 30 + lbs. Apply in person at 2341 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel, FLRR 4/6 NC 4/13 FRONT OFFICE AGENT 3-11PM SHIFT F/TWest Wind Inn Sanibel Island, FL Responsible for welcoming & serving guests in a courteous, ef cient and friendly manner, both face-to-face & on the phone. Individual is required to demonstrate good computer skills, make telephone reservations, follow check-in/check-out prodedures & insuring a pleasant guest experience. Call Bob: 239-472-1541 or email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.NR 4/6 CC 4/13 GREETER/TICKET SALES Need friendly, outgoing person to greet visitors while selling tram tickets or collecting entrance fees at The J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. Full and part-time available. Please email resume to EcoErler@aol.com or stop in at 900 Tarpon Bay Road to ll out application. NR 4/6 CC 4/6 1999 SATURN SPEC ED SL24dr, AT, Cold A/C. All Power & Cruise Control. One Owner Since New. Never Smoked In. Paid $17,405 New. $1,800 in re cent repairs. New radials. New struts all 4. On Sanibel always garaged. $3,200. OBO. Home 239-472-6414, Cell 239-233-9249.NS 4/6 CC 4/6 2007 ENVOY 58,800 MI. Sanibel car. Original owner. Always garaged. Great shape. $11,900 obo. 472-0969. NS 4/6 CC 4/20 FOR SALE 1975 MB 450-SLExcellent condition, everything original except new top & tires. 58,000 miles, separate hard top, garage kept. $14,500. Call 472-3410.NS 4/6 CC 4/6 FURNITURE FOR SALELarge entertainment center; large bedroom armoire; and living room couch with carved wooden frame. Call 470-1516NR 4/6 CC 4/20
REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL Classifieds Classifieds Classifieds Classifieds 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 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 NS 10/28 BM TFN LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RR 3/23 CC 4/13 ANNUAL RENTAL WANTEDIsland professionals looking for annual rental on Sanibel. No smoking, no pets. Call 472-5187, ext. 291. NS 3/23 CC 4/13 LEXINGTON COUNTRY CLUB GATED COMMUNITY Just off island with resort style amenities 3/2 lake front upscale $195,000 p/f granite, stainless steel, upscale Must see. Glenn Carretta, Broker Associate 239-850-9296 or email@example.com www.TeamSanibel.com John R. Wood, Island Real EstateNR 3/30 CC 4/6 SANIBELS PERIWINKLE PARK28 mobile home with 20x10 lanai. On quiet street. Renovated bath, all appliances in good condition. Plenty of storage. Tropical garden in backyard. Owner has clear title. Motivated to sell $21,000. Unit 159. Call 727-207-5787NR 3/30 CC 4/6 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. 239-395-1786 NR 3/30 CC 4/6 RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311NS 3/30 BM TFN NEAR BEACH W/DIRECT ACCESS3br/2ba west-end Sanibel ground level w/ large deck. Canal home features a dock and natural shoreline to launch your canoe. Updated & clean w/extremely low utilities. Call 395-0401 or 410-1191. $1,800 monthNR 3/30 CC 4/6 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.com RR 4/6 CC 4/27 AFFORDABLE LIVING ON BEAUTIFUL SANIBEL ISLAND!Periwinkle Park-Original 35Z Prowler Regal, central air conditioning/heating (2011) and electric hot water. 9.5 wide by 35 addition w/ bedroom, 7 clothes closet, living/dining area. Also, of ce/computer room, a dinette area, family/TV room. Fully furnished w/professional window treatments and new screens. Outside lighting. Lot rent is $6,500/year including water and sewer. Secure your place in paradise today! Only $62,000. 239-395-2630RR 4/6 CC 4/13 OPEN HOUSE BY OWNER $36,900 Saturday April 7, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.13151 Kings Point Drive Unit 9A, Fort Myers, Florida 33919 Beds: 2, Baths: 2, Sqft: 1231, Lot: 9,883 sq ft/0.23 acres, Type: condo, Year Built: 1964, Last sold: 1982, Parking: 1 deeded space, County: Lee, Condo fee for 9A: $237.32/per month, Tax History: $704.30 paid November 2011. Prime location and value can be yours in this top floor two bedroom, two tiled bath condo. Enjoy the weather year round in either of the two enclosed sun rooms. This property has been in the same family for 30 years. Any questions or to make an offer, please call Trish Ziehl at #781-453-2282. All offers will be given serious consideration. Thank you. RS 4/6 NC 4/6 ANNUAL RENTAL WANTEDFamily of 4 looking for annual rental on Sanibel before school starts. Non-smoking. Prefer 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Please call Brad 480-282-7458RR 4/6 CC 4/6 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 4/6 NC 4/27 AVAILABLE NOW For Rent annually. Cozy 1BR 1BH Cottage Surrounded by lush vegetation. $800 per month (includes utilities.) Small Pet OK. Wont last long. 239-472-2978.RS 4/6 CC 4/6 Punta Rassa, just off Sanibel, next to causeway. Gorgeous bayview, updated, 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Tiled oors, corean countertop. Pool, tennis, hot tub, free wi. Pictures available upon request. $1,150 monthly. Pets okay. 239-633-3525. NR 4/6 CC 4/6 FOR RENTTwo-bedroom cottage on Sanibel. Furnished. Ground-level. On quiet street near Gulf beach and causeway. Available April-December. Livingroom, dinette, full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bath, screened/ glassed-in lanai. Carport. w/d. $900 per month includes cable and all utilities (except electricity). Call owner 859-749-7574.NS 4/6 CC 4/13 2 BED/1 BATH UNFURNISHED Walk to restaurant and shopping, bike to beach. $1,100 a month includes sewer, garbage and lawn service. 239-472-8854. NS 4/6 CC TFN NEIGHBORHOOD YARD SALE!Sat, April 7 from 8am 2pm. No early birds. 736 Durion Court, Sanibel FURNITURE, nice love seat & chairs, Kitchen items (dishes, etc.) & other items. AUDIO Electronics, Printer/fax scanner.NR 4/6 CC 4/6 ESTATE SALEEverything must go. Household furnishings/items for every room. Wed 4/11, Thurs 4/12 and Friday 4/13 3-7pm. 1427 Sandpiper Circle (The Dunes) Sanibel. NR 4/6 CC 4/6 TO PLACE AN ADLOG ON: IslandSunNews.com& click on Place Classified
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) . . . 472-2329 Pets Of The Week ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 201246B My name is Bob Newhart. Like my namesake, Im a shy and quiet kind of guy. Being lost and ending up at the shelter was very scary for a young dog like me. Im in a foster home which is great but Im ready for my forever home. I love to go for walks and enjoy the outdoors, especially being around water. Im housetrained and neutered and get along well with people and other pets, even the annoying little ones. To arrange a meeting with me just email kennel@leegov. com. My adoption fee is $35 during Animal Services Famous Felines & Celebrity Canines Adoption Promo. Im Tanya Tucker, a free-spirited, easy-going girl with a very affectionate nature. Despite some rough times in my young life, Im ready to find my one and only forever home. If youd like a cat that can keep you company, listen to some country music with you, but still maintain her independence, then Im your girl. My adoption fee $25 during Animal Services Famous Felines & Celebrity Canines Adoption Promo. 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, 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. Tanya Tucker ID#: 530038 Bob Newhart ID#: 530771 photos by squaredogphoto.com To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
BEACH CHAIR PASTIMEAnswers on page 43B 47B ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 2012
2242 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Square #3 1120 Olga Ave ~1/2 acre near beach $299K 545 Rabbit RdSteps to beach lot $199K 555 Piedmont RdTriple lot with sunset views $149K 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 www.SanibelSusan.com 1118 Sand Castle RdLot in Dunes, golf & tennis $299K Best value at Seashells of Sanibel, 2nd floor corner 2 bedroom steps to pool & tennis, on-site rentals $274K Lowest-priced condo on Sanibel, earning nightly income east-end near beach at Colony Resort $149K 2nd floor 2 bedroom with washer/ dryer & terrific income at Sanibel Arms West $399.9K Beach & pool view from Oceans Reach decorator-appointed condo in on-site rental program $699K Gulfside Place penthouse with expansive beach views, decorated as 3 bedroom $974,000 furnished Top-floor Lighthouse Point 2 bedroom with den (or 3rd bedroom), bay & sunset views $474K Spacious & private corner 2 bedroom at Kings Crown, covered parking, beach view, pool & tennis $599K 2 bedroom facing San Carlos Bay at Mariner Pointe, high ceilings, boating, pools, beach access, & more $299.9K Fully-remodeled resort condo grossing $40K+ annually in Sundials on-site rental program $349.9K Walk right out to the beach at Sandalfoot, 2 bedroom with years of excellent rental income $699K Beach-front Compass Point incomeproducer, beautifully updated 2 bedroom plus den $999K Greenwood Court 3-bedroom townhome in The Dunes with golf, tennis, & beach access $324.9K 916 Beach Rd, spacious 3 bedroom with library (or 4th bedoom), large raised screened pool & dock with access to the Shell Harbor canal system, bay & gulf beyond, new impact glass plus olde-FL-style metal roof $999K 5307 Umbrella Pool Rd 1/2 acre+ near beach $449K 837 Limpet DrCanal lot with direct access $930K 1847 Farm TrailLot with community amenities $249K 542 North Yachtsman Dr, 1-level home designed around sunny great room overlooking westerly pool $699K Charming beach home on Southwinds Dr just steps from this deeded community beach access $499K ISLAND SUN APRIL 6, 201248B