Island sun
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00101362/00118
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Title: Island sun
Uniform Title: Island sun (Sanibel, Fla.)
Physical Description: v. : ill. (some col.) ; 36 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Lorin Visek & Ken Rasi
Place of Publication: Sanibel, Fla
Sanibel, Fla
Publication Date: 04-13-2012
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sanibel (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Captiva (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Lee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Lee -- Sanibel
United States of America -- Florida -- Lee -- Captiva
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (July 2, 1993)-
General Note: "Sanibel and Captiva Islands."
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Holding Location: University of Florida
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APRIL SUNRISE/SUNSET: 7:07 7:51 7:06 7:52 7:05 7:52 7:04 7:53 7:03 7:53 7:02 7:54 7:01 7:54 VOL. 19, NO. 42 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA APRIL 13, 2012 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands Read Us Online at IslandSunNews.com A ASECTIONCaptiva Nominated For Restored Beaches Awardby Jeff LysiakIn celebration of the Best Restored Beaches Awards 10th anniversary in 2012, the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) is requesting your votes to help them identify the Best of the Best Restored Beaches. Among the nominees in three separate categories Community Beaches, Urban Beaches and Park/Habitat Beaches is Captiva Island, which currently ranks in third place in the Community Beaches category, behind Navarre Beach in Florida and Corpus Christi, Texas. Once per day between now and Friday, April 27, votes for each of the nominated beaches may be cast online at www.asbpa.org. Voters may also leave a comment about what makes their favorite beach so special to them. Once the voting closes, the ASBPA will tally the results and name a Best of the Best Beach in each of the three categories, as well as the top vote-getter in each of seven geographic regions. Kate Gooderham, co-executive director of the ASBPA, explained that the Best Restored Beach Award was created a decade ago as a way of highlighting the value of restored beaches. These are 50 wonderful beaches, and each of them is special in its own way, said Gooderham. We wanted to create a way that would involve the public and encourage people to show their support for their favorite beaches. The complete list of nominated beaches includes: Community Beaches (in Florida) Captiva Island, Indian River County, Navarre Beach and St. Joseph Peninsula; (in California) Encinitas/Pacific Station, Seal Beach and Surfside/Sunset Beach; (in Delaware) Rehoboth and Dewey Beaches; (in Illinois) Sunrise Beach Park; (in Massachusetts) Menauhant Beach; (in New Jersey) Sea Bright to Manasquan Beach Project; (in New York) Fire Island; (in North Carolina) Bogue Banks, Caswell Beach and Ocean Isle Beach; (in South Carolina) Folly Beach and Hilton Head Island; (in Texas) Corpus Christi; and (in Virginia) East Beach/Norfolk. Urban Beaches (in Florida) Collier County, Delray Beach, Duval County, Lido Key, Miami Beach, North Boca Raton, Panama City Beach, Pinellas County, Pompano Beach/Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Beach, South Walton/Destin and Venice Beach; (in Alabama) Gulf Shores/Orange Beach and Perdido Pass (in California) Long Beach Peninsula, Moonlight Beach, Pacifica State Beach and San Diego Association of Governments; (in Hawaii) Kuhio Beach/Waikiki; (in Maryland) Ocean City; (in New Jersey) Cape May Inlet to Lower Township; (in New York) West Hampton Dunes; (in South Carolina) Isle of Palms; (in Texas) South Padre Island; and (in Virginia) Virginia Beach.continued on page 36 Alison Hagerup Beach Park on Captiva Contestants Lining Up For Oyster Eating Contest The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum will hold its 3rd annual Oyster Eating Contest at The Timbers Restaurant and Fish Market on Saturday, April 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free. Twenty-five contestants, sponsored by island businesses, will compete to consume as many mollusks as they can in one minute and help raise funds for the museum. Lamar Williams won last years contest by downing 48 mollusks, and he plans to fend off the competition again to retain his title.continued on page 26Earth Day At The Refuge Next SaturdayTrash-talking, plarn, and Bagzilla? These are just a few highlights of the adult and childrens activities at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Earth Day Saturday, April 21. The refuge will celebrate the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day in partnership with Ding Darling Wildlife SocietyFriends of the Refuge (DDWS) and Tarpon Bay Explorers (TBE). We are gearing our activities for all ages, said Ranger Becky Wolff, refuge education specialist. Well bring back our disposable bag-costumed Bagzilla character, and teach people how to make yarn out of plastic bags to weave into their own sturdy, reusable shopping bags.continued on page 9 Judge Ric Base watches the oyster eaters while emcee Clay Miller of NBC-2 announces the action at last years contest Meet Bagzilla, whose costume of 500 plastic bags represents what a typical shopper uses in one year


ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 20122 March Madness Food DriveIt is part of the weekly routine for members at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ to collect food items for the Harlem Heights Food Pantry in Fort Myers. But in March, they decided to do something a little different and have some fun by playing off the NCAA Basketball nickname of March Madness to help provide a source of protein rich lunches for children in the area. A challenge was made to bring in 340 jars of peanut butter and jelly over the four weeks of March, one jar for the starting line-up of each team in the tournament. Then they expanded that challenge to see how close they could get to the number of players that are in the tournament. The congregation brought in over 660 jars of peanut butter and jelly for Harlem Heights Food Pantry in Fort Myers. Members hope this will help many parents keep providing healthy lunches for their children over the summer. Member Judy Palaia with over 660 jars of peanut butter and jelly collected in March for the Harlem Heights Food Pantry by the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ Board Walkin at Baileys 1952 photo by Charlie McCullough 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 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 McManis Family Vineyards Wines Cabernet Chardonnay Pinot Noir Zinfandel $10.99 $10.99 750 ml.


3 ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 2012 Two Island Favorites Return For Twilight TalkJim Jordan and his cousin Oscar Gavin return to the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village for their second Twilight Talk on Friday, April 20, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Old Schoolhouse in the village. Both men have lived on Sanibel since the 1950s and will tell stories about island life. Afterwards, they will take questions from the audience. The cost to attend is $5; museum members are free. Everyone is asked to pay for and pick up tickets prior to the talk. Seating is limited. Tickets are available in the museum managers office in the old Baileys General Store in the village during museum hours, Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call museum manager Emilie Alfino with any questions, 472-4648. This is a great time to become a member of the museum for $25 for an individual membership. At the $50 level, you and three family members (total four) are entitled to free entry to the museum for a year as well as free entry to all Twilight Talks. Family members also receive a 10 percent discount on most items in the museum gift shop. Call the museum at 472-4648 for an application or pick one up at the next Twilight Talk. By supporting the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village, members help the museum bring Sanibel history alive in unique ways. Jim Jordan, Sanibel planning director, and Oscar Gavin of Gavins Plumbing, talk about growing up on Sanibel at their first Twilight Talk Captiva Island Historical Society Launches WebsiteThe Captiva Island Historical Society (CIHS) has launched a website to share its collection of historic photos and information with the public. The site can be accessed at http://captivaislandhistoricalsociety.org. Smartphones may also access the site using a QR Code. Currently, our website has six pages, including historic photos and video clips from our first two oral history films created by Rusty Farst, said Jim Pigott, president of CIHS. The first film, Captiva Memories A New Film of Old Stories, was shown last year, and Earth, Wind and Water was introduced last month. Each can be obtained by making a $100 tax-deductible donation per film to the Society. One page allows the viewer to e-mail the Society. CIHS plans to expand its website to add more historic photographs and provide news of the Society. Currently, the Society has loaned the Captiva Memorial Library a rocking chair that is attributed to have been used by Teddy Roosevelt during his stay on Captiva. On his visit to the island, Roosevelt was active in working with students at the Snyder School For Boys. Pigott encourages people to visit the site. Were a young historic society, but we want to share our islands unique stories with as many people as possible, he added. Espinoza Makes Switch To Trikesubmitted by Beth WarnerAt the urging of her children, Maria Espinoza of Sanibel recently switched her island transportation from a bicycle to a tricycle. At first, she didnt like it because it is slower but she has cheerfully adjusted. Espinozas trike gets her where she needs to go on pedal power. She was born in Chile, South America but has lived on Sanibel for 42 years. Although she jokes and says she is 46, when she celebrates her birthday on June 20, she will be 87 years young. Maria Espinoza Photo by Beth Warner Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 20124 Close Call For The Will Of The People by Larry Schopp, Board Member, Committee of the IslandsAs anniversaries go, number seven doesnt usually get much attention. This year it should. It was seven years ago that Sanibel citizens went to the polls and adopted the Peoples Choice amendments to the Sanibel City Charter. And there is reason to take special note this year, because we came very close to losing those amendments through an act by the Florida State Legislature that put them in jeopardy. More on that in a moment, but first a little background on the charter amendments.. The Peoples Choice amendments were about the fundamental right of citizens, by means of a referendum at the polls, to prevent or undo unwise or unpopular decisions of their elected representatives. The means of ensuring such referenda was to enshrine critical land-use protections in the Sanibel Charter, which would render them unchangeable without a vote of the people. The charter amendments were written by members of Committee of the Islands to help insure that Sanibels smalltown, sanctuary character would never be compromised over the objection of its citizens. The formula is simple: There can be no weakening of fundamental landuse restrictions on (1) building height, (2) residential density, or (3) clearance and coverage of building lots, without voter approval. The campaign for passage Even a highly successful petition drive to put the amendments on the ballot was no guarantee they would be passed. During a hard-fought campaign for votes, a recurring argument against the amendments was that they were unnecessary because bureaucrats in the Florida Department of Community Affairs which had oversight over local land-use policy under the Growth Management Act would provide all the protection necessary. Those of us who wrote and believed strongly in the amendments were not persuaded. We asked why Sanibel residents should trust the vagaries of state law or the state bureaucratic process to protect their vital interests. Instead, we proposed that the people themselves could do it more reliably by simply amending the city charter. A majority of Sanibel voters apparently felt the same way and voted yes on the amendments. In addition to giving citizens the peace of mind of knowing they are in control of their own destiny, at least on major land-use issues, the charter amendments contained language which enabled action by the city council on two long-neglected issues post-disaster build-back and redevelopment - both of which have now been addressed. Changes in the wind Now lets fast forward to Tallahassee in early 2011, where major changes were in the wind. Under the banner of job creation, economic growth and reduced state regulation, the state legislature scrapped the Growth Management Act of 1985 and replaced it with a much more development-friendly Community Planning Act. It also dismantled the Department of Community Affairs and replaced it with a relatively toothless Department of Economic Opportunity. These were fundamental changes in the states approach to land-use regulation that few would have anticipated a few years ago. The argument against reliance on state bureaucrats to protect Sanibels character proved prophetic. For all intents and purposes, state oversight of the local comprehensive planning process is over. The very state law and state agency that opponents said made the Peoples Choice amendments unnecessary are now gone, and the focus at the state level is once again on growth not growth management. Attack attempted on citizens rights But thats not all that happened. A year earlier, citizens concerned about Florida overdevelopment had tried, unsuccessfully, to enact a hometown democracy amendment to the state constitution that would have required voter approval of all comprehensive land-use plan amendments. Subsequently the legislature - in what appeared to be a punitive overreaction to this failed effort prohibited any referendum or initiative process in regard to any local comprehensive plan amendment. In other words, the prohibition abolished the right of citizens statewide to reverse unwise or unpopular land-use decisions made by local governing bodies. Since the Peoples Choice amendments could trigger a vote on changes to the Sanibel Plan which would involve building height or residential density, they were in potential conflict with state law and likely unenforceable a major setback for the right of self-determination for Sanibel citizens. End of story? That might have been the sad end of the story but for one final twist, involving the tiny north Florida town of Yankeetown. Like Sanibel, Yankeetown had a charter provision that required voter approval of certain comprehensive plan amendments, and it was not about to give that up without a fight. It retained Lee County attorney Ralf Brookes, who went to state court and challenged, on several grounds, the constitutionality of the new Community Planning Act. The people in power in Tallahassee were understandably concerned. The Community Planning Act was a major legislative enactment, and they were reluctant to risk a successful court chalStore 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. 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5 ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 2012 lenge. So, with a nod of approval from the legislative leadership, attorneys for the state agreed to a settlement by which the legislature would do some back-pedaling and grandfather any local charter provision like Yankeetowns or, for that matter, Sanibels. And thats just what happened. With little fanfare, the following new language was recently added to the Community Planning Acts sweeping prohibition of referenda on plan amendments: However, any local government charter provision which was in effect on June 1, 2011, for an initiative or referendum process in regard to local comprehensive plan amendments may be retained and implemented. This legislation passed by overwhelming majorities in both houses and was signed into law by Governor Scott on April 6. So, whether or not Sanibels Peoples Choice charter amendments are in conflict with state law has become a moot question, thanks to the Yankeetown case. If our amendments were in conflict, they no longer are. They are clearly grandfathered and fully enforceable, as written and thats the end of the story. Happy seventh anniversary! Committee of the Islands invites your input and ideas on this important subject. Email your comments to coti@ coti.org. You can read commentaries on other island issues on our website at coti.org and /or visit us on Facebook Republicans Host Congressional CandidateByron Donalds, candidate for the House of Representatives in United States Congress for the district covering Sanibel and Captiva, was the speaker at the April 7 SanibelCaptiva Republican Caucus meeting. Donalds spoke of tough times growing up in Brooklyn, New York and of his mothers hard work and determination that he receive a good education. He said that due in large part to those efforts, he was able to earn a degree in finance from Florida State University and has a successful career in banking and financial management. He said his career experience is in long term cost analysis and containment, focusing on providing additional certainty and reducing risk. Donalds addressed a number of issues affecting our government, our businesses and our future. He discussed the baseline budgeting currently used by the federal government, explaining that it includes an increase of five to eight percent annually for no good reason. He said that he believes in cut, cap and balance: cutting unnecessary programs, capping spending and balancing our budget. He stated that our government needs to cut back on spending other peoples money on programs that are unsustainable and he believes that the Paul Ryan plan would help stabilize spending. In addressing education in our country, Donalds said he would like to see the elimination of the Federal Department of Education as it is impossible for the federal government to organize education policy effectively throughout the United States. He feels that education should be a local responsibility and that students should be taught skills necessary for future jobs, rather than concentrating on how to pass a government imposed test. He also spoke about ending birthright citizenship, how Congress needs statesmen rather than legislators, a limited government, maintaining the constitution and how foreign policy should benefit America instead of appeasing foreign countries. The next meeting of the SanibelCaptiva Republican Caucus will be on Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m., at the Sanibel Library. Candidates for the Florida State Senate in the district representing Sanibel and Captiva are scheduled to speak. The meeting is open to the public. Call Robb Moran at 472-9035 if you would like more information on the caucus or would like to join. Meet Candidates For Constitutional Offices April 17Republican candidates for constitutional offices in Lee County have been invited to participate in the Fort Myers Republican Womens Club monthly luncheon program on Tuesday, April 17. Sheriff candidates will be presenting their qualifications and answering questions. Linda Doggett, Clerk of the Circuit Court; and Ken Wilkinson, Property Appraiser, currently have no opponents. The public is invited to attend the luncheon and the candidate forum being held at The Helm Club, The Landings in South Fort Myers. A social hour begins at 11:15 a.m. The noon lunch, business meeting, and candidate forum follow. The luncheon cost is $16. Reservations are required by Thursday, April 12 and may be made by contacting Tina Laurie at 489-4701. The Fort Myers Republican Womens Club is affiliated with the Florida Federation of Republican Women and the National Federation of Republican Women. Additional information about the club may be obtained by contacting the president, Gaile Anthony, at 292-5212. Twirler Captain Louise Altsubmitted by Beth WarnerOn Saturday April 7, Capt. Louise Alt, known locally as The Waterwoman, transformed into Lovely Louise the Twirler for the Marching Mullet Band parade which wound its way from Jensens Marina to the Mucky Duck on Captiva for a sunset celebration. The band provides an opportunity for anyone to make a donation to Operation Open Arms and add their name to the bands mullet mascot. Operation Open Arms is a nationally acclaimed military outreach program which provides U.S. service men and women visiting Southwest Florida every conceivable benefit during their two-week combat leave or their return from a foreign duty station. 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Shared Walkway Violation Resolved By Commissionby Anne MitchellNeighbors Bob Smith and Mark Wlaz live on Lindgren Boulevard and they share a walkway to their docks that was constructed without permits several owners ago, long before they purchased their homes. On Tuesday, they applied to the Sanibel Planning Commission for a variance to allow the walkway to remain even though it exceeds setbacks. Its been there for many years and was discovered during a city inspection at a nearby property. City Attorney Ken Cuyler answered commissioners concerns about setting a precedent, saying it would not because it was not a self-imposed hardship. At issue is a shared walkway that exceeds the required setbacks. They would like to keep it and say others in the community also use it and that to remove it would create a safety hazard and jeopardize the seawall. They said they were surprised to hear about the violation in a letter from city code enforcement. Wlaz said the cost of applying and hiring experts to fight for a variance would be a hardship. City planner Ben Popple presented a staff report that recommended five conditions for approval. But Smith and Walz said they could not comply with the two that require them to provide documentation to the county and state and to seek a reciprocal cross easement. They said since the walkway was created without permits, they have no such documentation and they see no reason for the easement since they are both in agreement over sharing it. Commissioner Phillip Marks said it was wise to get the easement now in the event they sell their homes and future owners dont want to share the walkway. Right now, it is a very clouded title, remarked chairman Mike Valiquette. After some discussion, commissioners agreed to remove those two conditions, with the city transferring those responsibilities to the applicants. How can we require them to ask the state for a permit for something that was not even required when this thing was built? wondered commissioner Chuck Ketteman. Commissioners also noted several times that it should be the responsibility of realtors, brokers, home inspectors and surveyors to notify potential buyers of violations such as this. The applicants said they received no such information.Final action will take place at the next planning commission meeting when they vote on the variance in a closed hearing. Sanibel Building Department Permit Fee ReducedOn April 3, Sanibel City Council adopted Ordinance 12-003 which reduces all City of Sanibel Building Permit Fees by 25 percent. The multiplier for all Building Department Fees has been reduced continued on page 28 Upscale Apparel Chain To Open Sanibel Storeby Anne MitchellA new chain retail store is coming to Sanibel, J. McLaughlin, selling upscale American classic clothing in bold colors and signature prints. Currently, there are about 45 J. McLaughlin stores from coast to coast, including two in Naples and others in Palm Beach, Florida, Lexington Avenue, New York, and Nantucket, Massachusetts. Because its part of a chain, the applicant, Heart of the Island Associates, had to seek a conditional use permit from the Sanibel Planning Commission, even though the store meets all the criteria for what the city classes as formula retail. Attorney Steven Hartsell, representing the applicant, said the store will occupy 1,500 square feet in Heart of the Island Shopping Center and will be unique to Sanibel, as are all the other stores. However, the only changes will be to the interior. The application was so straightforward that after the 7-0 vote, Hartsell asked if the permit could be issued immediately, instead of having to wait for two weeks for staff to draft a resolution for commissioners to approve, which is customary. Commissioner Chuck Ketteman had remarked that this was a classic example of an application that didnt have to go through a hearing and he wondered if there was a way to delegate responsibility for approval to the planning staff and not have to force the applicant to go through what this one had to go through. I am questioning the value of this process considering the good staff work that was done, Ketteman added. City Attorney Ken Cuyler said the commission cannot bypass the process without city council approval. Commissioner Phillip Marks said it was a slippery slope to eliminate a public hearing because there would be no opportunity for public comment. It only took 30 minutes. Some might even argue about the cost (to the applicant), said Marks. He noted, however, that council recently reduced permit fees. Formula retail is not prohibited on Sanibel, but to safeguard the local merchants, the city adopted rules for approval. There is a square footage limit on chain stores and once the total square footage of formula retail hits 50,000, applications must also go before the city council for additional scrutiny, said Benjamin Popple, city planner. That being said, formula retail seems to be holding pretty steady at just over 40,000 square feet, Popple added. Among the definitions of formula retail is common signage and merchandise and employee uniforms, none of which apply to J. McLaughlin, according to Hartsell. J. McLaughlins website shows womens day dresses starting at around $195 and mens polo style shirts priced at $85. ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 20126 INSIDE CITY HALL Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2012 Island Sun USPS 18: Bulk Rate permit paid for at Sanibel, Florida, 33957 Postmaster: Send change of address to Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957 Published every Friday for the people and visitors of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Distribution: 10,000 12,000 per week (seasonal). Mailed free to Sanibel and Captiva residents every Friday. Subscription prices: Third Class U.S. $50 one year, $25 six months (Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery). First Class U.S. $115 one year, six months $58 (Allow 3-5 days for delivery). Prices include state sales tax. Send subscription requests to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. The Island Sun will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 395-1213, or write to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. FAX number: (239) 395-2299. E-mail: press@islandsunnews.comRead Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.comContributing WritersKaren Bell Kimberley Berisford Don Brown Nick Brown Constance Clancy, ED.D. 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ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 20128 Union President Will Speak To Lee DemocratsAFL-CIO President Mike Williams will be the featured speaker at the Red, White and Blue Celebration annual spring gala and silent auction for the Lee County Democratic Party. The gala will be held Sunday, April 22 and Crowne Plaza Hotel at Bell Tower. Williams topic will be United We Stand. Dave Aronberg, former state senator and current candidate for state attorney for Palm Beach County, will host the gala. The reception and silent auction begin at 5 p.m. Dinner is at 6 p.m. with an invocation by Betty Gissendanner, honoree, Florida Commisssion on the Status of Women; vice chair of Collier County DEC; regional chair of the Democratic Womens Clubs of Florida, and member of Ruths List Florida Advisory Council. Angels seating is $500; VIP seating is $250; Supporters seating is $100; general admission is $50. Program advertising space is available. For more information call 939-2866. RSVP by April 18 at www.leecountydems.org, and pay online, or mail your check to Lee County Democratic Party, 10051 McGregor Blvd., Suite #104, Fort Myers, FL 33919. Emilys List Florida Rep To SpeakThe Democratic Club of the Islands will sponsor the Florida Political Director for Emilys List on Thursday, April 19 at 7 p.m. at the Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Road. The event is free and open to the public. Emilys List is a Political Action Committee dedicated to building a progressive America by electing pro-choice Democratic women as candidates, contributors, campaign professionals and voters, to bring about change in our country. Julie Petrick of Orlando joined the Emilys List family in October 2009. Her region includes states in the midwest, south and northeast working with races at the federal and gubernatorial levels. A Florida native, Petrick worked as an organizer for John Kerrys 2004 presidential campaign, and later in Virginia for Tim Kaines 2005 campaign for governor. She became the Florida Democratic Partys South Florida Regional Director in 2007 and was praised by the Washington Post for running a smart, strong campaign for managing Karen Schultzs bid to win an open seat and take back the majority in the Senate. Before joining Emilys List, Petrick was hired as the Virginia State Director for the Service Employees International Unions Change That Works campaign. At the meeting, Petrick will be addressing some of the attacks on womens issues flooding the airwaves by conservative Republican candidates. The Democratic Club of the Islands urges all progressives and anyone wishing to become better informed about womens issues included in the current political discourse, to join them on April 19 at 7 p.m. For more information, call 395-9078 or e-mail demclubislands@gmail.com. Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road239.395.1464 Sanibel Island Join us for a Kameleon Mothers Day Special Event April 18-20! When you buy 3 JewelPops When you buy 3 JewelPops you will receive a FREE you will receive a FREE yellow label JewelPop! yellow label JewelPop! There are special Mothers Day There are special Mothers Day JewelPops and compacts JewelPops and compacts offered at special values! offered at special values! We will also have lots of We will also have lots of door prizes and giveaways! door prizes and giveaways! Dont miss this Dont miss this exciting event! exciting event!S Ibt Bnnbfnr1571 Pb Wtn Stb, FL 33957 239.472.5223www.sanibelbookshop.com 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. Sat. 10am -5pm www.threecraftyladies.comUnder New Ownership! Find us on Island Winds CoiffuresHair Salon for Women & Men 695 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel Promenade 472-2591 H "Let us Pamper You!" P Wb P Wb "Josephine" "Josephine" tnfr tnfr Facial Facial Threading Threading ... ...(tr rf fb) NEW CUSTOMERS ALWAYS WELCOME!Featuring Manicures Pedicures Cuts Color Perms To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


9 ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 2012 1975-2019 periwinkle wayShopOnSanibel.com Something for Everyone Tahitian Gardens Breakfast & Lunch 7am 4pm Dinner 4:30pm 8pm Kids MenuIsland Style Home Cookin' in Our Open Air KitchenMaking Memories Since 1984 Family Owned & Operated Enjoy Dining At Our Handmade Shadowbox Fossil Seashell TablesNo reservations 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.472-5323 Sanibel 1975 Periwinkle Way 239-472-6111 Check Out Our Great Menu Call for take out or stay 472-4300outdoor seating From page 1Earth DayThe schedule for earth-friendly free fun is: Note: *Regular tram tour fees apply. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wildlife Drive is open free to bikers and hikers 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free bike rentals from Tarpon Bay Explorers site (returns by 6 p.m.) 10 a.m. The first 200 visitors to the refuge will receive a free reusable shopping bag, courtesy of DDWS. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ongoing Earth crafts in the Education Center Education Lab Make your own Mother Earth ornament Create a pop-bottle butterfly or jellyfish Learn from a pollinator and mind your own beeswax (candle that is) Create your own bracelet out of plarn (plastic bag yarn) Meet and greet refuge educator Bagzilla, costumed in a years worth of an average persons disposable bag consumption 10 to 11 a.m. Guided native plant walk along Indigo Trail *10 to 11:30 a.m. Narrated refuge tram tour 11:30 a.m. to noon. Lets Talk Trash Marine timeline competition for kids. How long does it take that trash to biodegrade in a marine environment? (Education Center auditorium) *11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Narrated refuge tram tour Lunch on your own *1 to 2:30 p.m. Narrated refuge tram tour 1:30 to 2 p.m. Climate Change 101 Learn the basics of climate change and what you can do to help. (Education Center auditorium) 2:30 to 3 p.m. Make your own plarn. Plastic bag overload? Learn how to make plarn (plastic bag yarn) and weave reusable shopping bags that are 10 times stronger than other plastic bags. (Education Center auditorium) *2:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Narrated refuge tram tour *4 to 5:30 p.m. Narrated refuge tram tour For more information on Earth Day at the Refuge, call 472-1100 or visit www. dingdarlingsociety.org. Lee Republican Women LunchThe May luncheon meeting of Lee Republican Women Federated will be Monday, May 14. Social hour begins at 11:15 a.m. with lunch and program to follow. Speakers will be Chris Bernardi and Dane Eagle. The meeting will be held at Hilton Garden Inn, 12601 University Drive, Fort Myers. Cost is $16. RSVP by calling 432-9389 or email cindylignelli222@gmail.com.


ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 201210 Troupers Birthday Draws Capacity Crowd To CROWby Jeff LysiakThe story of a blind raccoon is not only serving as an inspiring tale of surviving against the odds but as an educational tool for all generations. And now that Troupers story has reached the masses with the release of a book about his rescue, recovery and indomitable spirit, some of his fans got together last week to celebrate Sanibels famous raccoons third birthday. A standing room only crowd gathered at CROWs Healing Winds Visitor Education Center on April 6 to honor Trouper, who in the years since Dot Lee nursed him back to health has become an animal ambassador who teaches children and adults important lessons on respecting and protecting wildlife. I only met Trouper about six weeks ago, said Judy Louis, an island resident who volunteers as a driver for Lee. I think that his story is very inspiring to everyone. Hes the cutest and most compelling creature Ive ever met. Kyle Miller, who wrote Trouper: The True Adventures of a Blind Raccoon The Beginning, informed the crowd about how Dan Moore discovered the two-month-old raccoon in a patch of high grass along a golf course in North Carolina in 2009. Beaten by a group of golfers, the young kit was nearly dead when Lee arrived at the scene. She attempted to nurse the baby raccoon back to health, but after five days with no sign of responding to treatment, Lee was nearly ready to call it quits. But when she picked up the pet carrier the little critter had been placed in, the raccoon lifted his head up and yawned. What a little Trouper you are! Lee said to the kit. OK, Ill give you one more day. Remarkably, Troupers health continued to improve. Although he was permanently blinded by the beating, his hearing loss was only temporary. Soon, Lee and Trouper moved from North Carolina to Fort Myers. And the rest, as they say, is history. According to Lee, by using Trouper as an example of a survivor of animal cruelty, she has developed an informational program to show children and adults how to teach respect at every opportunity for understanding why it is important to protect wildlife and the environment, with each of us taking responsibility for all life. Since Millers book was released late last year, Lee and Trouper have made numerous public appearances throughout Southwest Florida. At CROW, the pair has appeared as part of the clinics ongoing Wonders Of Wildlife series. All of the monetary donations received during last Fridays appearance were donated to CROWs Raccoon Enrichment Program. At Troupers birthday celebration, children had the opportunity to meet the vivacious critter. Held in Lees warm embrace, the raccoon evoked a little laughter from the crowd with his dancing front paws and listening to his favorite CD by operatic singer Jackie Evancho, wearing a pair of custom-designed yellow earphones. Answering questions from the audience, Lee noted that Trouper likes to eat fruits, chicken nuggets and lemon pudding. On weekends, she even takes the raccoon for a swim on Sanibel. And every night, I tell him that hes the most beautiful raccoon in the whole world, added Lee, cuddling Trouper closely. And I thank him for coming into my life. For more information, visit www. trouperraccoon.com or www.crwclinic. org. Several people brought cards and gifts for Trouper Trouper wears special earphones to listen to music. Also pictured is Kyle Miller and Dot Lee Dot Lee kisses her raccoon pal Trouper, who she rescued three years ago as an eight-week-old kit Kyle Miller, right, speaks to the crowd at the Healing Winds Visitor Education Center Judy Louis, one of Troupers newest friends Trouper, the blind raccoon 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 To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Dont Leave Sanibel Without OneThese 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


11 ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 2012 106 Years Old And Going Strongby Di SaggauA very special occasion marked the April meeting of Continental Womens Club. They celebrated the 106th birthday of member Jennie Truncale. She was presented a birthday cake and everyone joined in singing Happy Birthday. In honor of the occasion, the board of directors appointed Truncale as official ambassador of Continental Womens Club. They cited her optimistic attitude and the way she lights up the room when she enters. Truncale thanked everyone and said, God bless you all. I asked her to share the secret to her longevity and she replied, Dont drink. Dont smoke. Walk the straight line. Carrie Blair and her mother Jennie Truncale Church To Host Philosophy And Religion ProfessorDr. Paul Copan, professor of Philosophy and Religion at Palm Beach Atlantic University, will be addressing some tough issues about the nature and character of God this Sunday, April 15 at the Sanibel Community Church. Dr. Copan, author of the book Is God A Moral Monster?, will be delving into the issues of suffering and hell as well as Old Testament commands by God to wipe out whole nations. How could a loving God of mercy allow suffering and seemingly even cause it? Dr. Copan will preach at all three morning services 7:45, 9 and 11 a.m. as well as conduct an interactive seminar with question-and-answer time at 4 p.m. A light dinner will be served at the afternoon session. All sessions are free and open to the public; however a love offering will be received to compensate Dr. Copan for his time and service. Child care will be provided. Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way, next to Jerrys Market. Please excuse our construction. There is plenty of parking on the back of the campus and friendly attendants will be there to assist you. For more information call 472-2684 or visit www.sanibelchurch.com. Dr. Paul Copan Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy & PilatesShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or emailpress@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 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 adsilby@gmail.com CAPTIVA CHAPEL BY THE SEA: The Rev. Thomas E. Nyman November 13, 2011 thru April 22, 2012 Sunday 11 a.m., 472-1646.FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST: 2950 West Gulf Dr., Sunday 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Wednesday evening meeting 7:30 p.m.; Reading room open, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (November through March), Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (summer hours). 472-8684. SANIBEL COMMUNITY CHURCH 1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, 472-2684 Dr. Daryl Donovan, Senior Pastor Sunday Worship Hours:7:45 a.m. Traditional Service with 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 ryi139@aol.com. J Je wi sh F ederati on o o Lee an d C har lot te C oun tie s Countie s PAULA RUOCCOPaula Ruocco, 68, of Sanibel, Florida died early Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at Shell Point Hospice in South Fort Myers. She was born in Nutley, New Jersey and later resided in Chester, New Jersey before moving to Sanibel 12 years ago. Paula earned her RN license at Orange Memorial Nursing School in Orange, New Jersey, and later a bachelors degree at Upsala College and a masters degree in counseling and human services at Montclair State College. She was an RN and former head nurse of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center at St. Clares Hospital in Denville, New Jersey for 25 years. Later professional endeavors included consulting hospital administration. With Lorraine, Paula sought to enjoy life while she could still climb the mountains, hike, bike and travel the world. She leaves behind her life partner of 34 years, Lorraine Mazzucco, their son, Anthony Ruocco, his wife, Carol and grandchild, AJ, all of Tampa, Florida, their daughter, Tara Ruocco and grandson, Ethan, of Laurel, Maryland and her sister, Ruth Sammon of Ormond Beach, Florida. Friends of Paula and Lorraine are invited to a celebration of Paulas life at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel on Friday, April 13 at 11 a.m. At a future date, a celebration of Paulas life will be planned in New Jersey. In lieu of flowers, donations to FISH of Sanibel, 1630 Periwinkle Way #B, Sanibel, FL 33957 are suggested. OBITUARY JOAN ABRAHAMSON APRIL 8, 2012Joan, beloved wife of Roy, devoted mother of Julie (Kohl), Frank and Bobby, mother-in-law to Glen Kohl, and joyous grandmother of Ben and Zoe Kohl, was born on November 20, 1937 in New York City. A gifted potter, spirited Yoga enthusiast, creative homemaker and gardener, Joan graduated with honors and a degree in computer sciences from Georgia State University. Proudest of her childrens and grandkids accomplishments, she leaves a legacy of warm humor, highest standards of personal excellence, endless compassion and tireless energy. After her 1957 marriage in New York and a long residence in Atlanta, Georgia, Joan built her dream home on Sanibel Island and enjoyed more than 20 happy years with nature and the arts. Joan is also survived by her brother Irwin of Washington, D.C., many cousins across the country and her cherished works of pottery. 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! OBITUARY


13 ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 2012FISH Delivers Easter BasketsFISH (Friends In Service Here) of Sanibel volunteers prepared and delivered 39 Easter baskets, 12 restaurant cards for seniors or disabled clients and 54 childrens bunny baskets to Sanibel and Captiva neighbors in need this Easter. The baskets and restaurant cards were made possible by donations from island individuals (who wished to remain anonymous) and several island businesses. FISH Easter baskets FISH bunny baskets for island children Israel Fest ReturnsIsrael Fest, sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte counties, is a celebration of Israeli Independence Day through Israeli arts, food and music. In 2012, Israel Fest will be held on Sunday, April 22 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the Jewish Federation, 9701 Commerce Center Court in Fort Myers. Israel Fest will be different this year, including a shaded place (with chairs) to sit and enjoy the delicious fresh food prepared by Chef Dalia Hemed and listen to the live musical program featuring Lynn and Joe Goldovitz. The synagogues will have booths with various items to sell and guests may stock up on gifts and jewelry from the vendors or cool off with a Ritas Italian ice. Also, there will be adults and children from Temple Beth El and Temple Judea performing on stage. Lynn and Joe Goldovitz will perform Israeli and Jewish folk music. The Shalom Dancers will perform and also teach Israeli dances to all who would like to join in. The Jewish Federation Young Adult Division will sponsor a craft booth where of kids all ages can make arts and crafts free of charge. Kids will also be able to create a t-shirt with their name in Hebrew for a nominal fee. The popular Archaeology Dig will be back and everyone can learn about Israels history. Womens Philanthropy will be showcasing a 10-foot by 60-foot display depicting Israels history and the history of Jews in Florida. Many local Temples and Jewish organizations will have booths to inform the community about their programs and functions. It will be a day of wholesome fun for the entire family. The entrance fee is $2 for anyone over the age of 12. All proceeds will benefit our local Jewish Family Services. For more information about Israel Fest, visit www.JewishFederationLCC.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 Braids, Wraps Braids, Wraps and Feathers! and Feathers!Send your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com Come for the beaches.... Come for the beaches.... Discover the Shopping Discover the Shopping Managed by Association Management Commercial Leasing Property Watch239-395-9111 ShopOnSanibel.com ShopOnSanibel.com Adventures In Paradise C. Turtles Cheeburger Cheeburger Dolce Tesoro Needful ings Pandoras Box Pandoras Box Two Royal Shell Real Estate Royal Shell Vacations Sanibel Resort Wear Sanibel Sole Shiny Objects Synergy e Cedar Chest Fine Jewlery e Leather Connection e Sanibel Caf Wilford & Lee Home Dcor Tahitian Gardens 1975-2019 periwinkle waySomething for Everyone TheVillage ShopsV S 2340 periwinkle wayShop & Be Pampered Kym Nader Interiors Home Dcor On e Edge a unique boutique Sanibel Tropical Wines Tribeca Hair & Nail Salon Watson MacRae Gallery Why Knot Why Knot Relax William E. Wilson Fine Jewlery Design 630 Tarpon Bay RoadPets Welcome Amys Something Special Island Paws jb designs Over Easy Caf Sanibel Art & Frame Sanibellas Sanibel Holiday Suncatchers Dream Town CenterC 2496 Palm ridge roadYum to OM Subway Island Pizza Sanibel Yoga


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15 ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 2012 Dine Out To Support Wildlife Local restaurants participating in Dining For Wildlife are dishing out proceeds to support the care and rehabilitation of animals at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Wildlife Clinic. On select dates in April and May, the restaurants will donate half of the proceeds from special Dining For Wildlife certificates to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Wildlife Clinic. The clinic treats more than 2,400 injured, sick and orphaned animals are treated annually and approximately half of those animals treated are released back into their native habitats. Patrons can choose from fixed-price meals at $40, $60 or $80 per person. The price includes a three course meal, non-alcoholic beverage and sales tax. Alcoholic beverages and gratuity are not included. Dining For Wildlife kicks off on April 22 and runs through May 17. To participate, diners must visit www.conservancy. org/dining where they will choose the time period when they would like to dine, select from participating restaurants and price points, and purchase dining certificates. Once the certificate is purchased online, a copy will be sent via e-mail. The diner must make a reservation at the restaurant accordingly and bring their printed certificate(s) to the restaurant. Additional terms and conditions are available online. For more information or questions, e-mail nikkied@conservancy.org or call the Dining For Wildlife Hotline at 3252666. Dining For Wildlife participating restaurants include Alexanders of Naples, Barbatella, Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar, Bistro 821, Bleu Provence, Caf Lurcat, Campiello, ChezBoet, Ciao Ristorante, HBs on the Gulf at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, M Waterfront Grille, Pagellis Rustic Tuscan Grill, Prestons Steakhouse, Ridgway Bar & Grill, Sam Sneads Oak Grill & Tavern at Lely Resort, Sea Salt, Seasons 52, St. George & The Dragon, The Bay House Restaurant, The Dock at Crayton Cove, The Real Macaw Restaurant, The Turtle Club and Vergina Restaurant. Historic Tour To Pine IslandCaptiva Cruises newest expedition in its Discover Southwest Florida History tours will focus on the fishing cultures in Pine Island Sound, a story of fascinating characters and traditions. The departs from McCarthys Marina on Captiva at 10 a.m. on Fridays and proceeds to Pineland on Pine Island. Along the way, participants will get an up close look at historic fish houses of Pine Island Sound and discuss commercial fishing and the fishing cultures from the indigenous Calusa, to Spanish Cuban Ranchos, to the Punta Gorda Fish Company and to the spectacular Tarpon and sport fishing of today. Guests will be greeted at The Tarpon Lodge and passengers will be oriented to this spectacular location, the family-run business and their tradition of fishing within Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor. Passengers then will relax amidst the old Florida charm of the 1926 Tarpon Lodge, where lunch will be served overlooking the waterfront. After lunch, participants will walk to The Randell Research Center (RRC), located across the street from The Tarpon Lodge. The RRC, a program of the Florida Museum of Natural History, aims to establish and maintain at the internationally significant Pineland archeological and historical site a permanent facility dedicated to learning and teaching the archeology, history and ecology of Southwest Florida. continued on page 16 One of the historic fish houses of Pine Island Sound Come explore our natural world Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road (one mile west of Tarpon Bay Road) Nature Center and Shop: Open Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. 4 p.m., Sat: 10 3 Native Plant Nursery: Open Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. 5 p.m., Sat 10 3 www.sccf.org (239) 472-2329 Turtle Tracks April 19Sanibel Island has one of the first sea turtle monitoring programs in the country. Sea turtle nesting seasion begins on May 1 and SCCF coordinate over one hundred volunteers who monitor San-Cap beaches daily. Learn about the sea turtles that nest on our beaches. Thursday, April 19 at 10 a.m. EXPLORE OUR NATURE CENTER, TRAILS AND OBSERVATION TOWERVisit our Nature Center and explore four miles of walking trails and climb the tower. Youll find a marine touch tank, exhibits with live turtles including diamondback terrapins, an indigo snake, mangrove water snake and more. Bobcat Tales April 18Bobcats seem to be flourishing through most of their North American range. Learn more about this shy feline that moves so peacefully among us. Wednesday, April 18 at 10 a.m. Coyote and Bear Tales April 17A coyote and a Florida black bear were documented on the island for the first time last winter. Come and learn about the behaviors of these two new species. Coyotes have now moved into every county in Florida. Both human and bear populations are growing in Florida. Eighty percent of a bears diet comes from insects and fruits. Tuesday, April 17 at 10 a.m. Buttery House Tour April 17A guide will teach you about the life cycle and behavior of butterflies. Tuesday, April 17 at 10 a.m. Hurricanes April 19Wildlife, vegetation and human existence on these islands have been shaped by tropical storms. Most recently Hurricane Charley left his mark on these barrier islands. Storms in 1873, 1910, 1945, and others rearranged sand and with each swipe, they re-sculpted the islands. Spaghetti models provide some of the worlds best computer simulations analyzing a storms behavior. Our growth in technology has improved communication to people who live in the path of a storm, but nothing is powerful enough to alter a hurricanes course. Thursday, April 19 at 2 p.m.


ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 201216 Lighthouse Lighthouse Caf Caf STILL serving dinner! STILL serving dinner! 5-9 pm 5-9 pm CHANGING DAILY CREATIONS TO INCLUDE CHANGING DAILY CREATIONS TO INCLUDE SLOW ROASTED PRIME RIB, CHAR GRILLED LAMB SLOW ROASTED PRIME RIB, CHAR GRILLED LAMB CHOPS, RED & BLACK GROUPER, PACIFIC AHI TUNA, CHOPS, RED & BLACK GROUPER, PACIFIC AHI TUNA, COBIA, ATLANTIC SALMON, GULF RED SNAPPER, COBIA, ATLANTIC SALMON, GULF RED SNAPPER, TRIPLE TAIL, TILAPIA, ATLANTIC SWORDFISH TRIPLE TAIL, TILAPIA, ATLANTIC SWORDFISH SERVED.... SERVED.... Potato-Onion-Parmesan Crusted, Garlic-Parmesan Crusted, Potato-Onion-Parmesan Crusted, Garlic-Parmesan Crusted, Blue Crab Crusted, Butternut-Garlic Crusted, Blue Crab Crusted, Butternut-Garlic Crusted, Sweet Potato Crusted, Nut Crusted... Sweet Potato Crusted, Nut Crusted... ...AND MORE! ...AND MORE! Burgers, Ribs, Chicken, Steak & Pasta Burgers, Ribs, Chicken, Steak & Pasta Caesar Salads Beer & Wine List! Caesar Salads Beer & Wine List! Breakfast & Lunch Breakfast & Lunch Everyday 7 a.m. 3 p.m. Everyday 7 a.m. 3 p.m. Dinner Every Night 5 pm 9 pm Dinner Every Night 5 pm 9 pm362 PERIWINKLE WAY 472-0303 472-0303 Call Ahead Call Ahead Seating Seating At Breakfast & LunchRESERVATIONS AT DINNER 1551 Periwinkle Way I 472-7242 Lunch 113 I Happy Hour 36 I Dinner 59:30Dinner reservations suggested DINING SHOPPING COCKTAILS AWARD-WINNING BISTRO CUISINE JEWELRY, CLOTHING, BOOKS & GIFTS FINE WINES, BEERS & HAPPY HOUR MENU Live! Danny Morgan & Friends! TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 8PM UNTIL... 1551 Periwinkle Way 472-7242 Lunch 11-3 Happy Hour 3-6 Dinner 5-9 Chris Workman Every Wed. 7-10pm Danny Morgan & Friends Tues. & Thurs. 7-10pm Live Music Waverunners-Parasailing-Yamaha Scooters-Bicycles-Beach Chairs & Umbrellas-Sailboats Skimboards-SUPs-Golf Carts-Banana Boat Rides-Scoot Coupes-Cayo Costa WR Tours No-See-Um Repellent-Sunglasses-Freestyle & Momentum Watches-YOLO Gear-GoPro HD Sector 9-Arbor-Kahuna-Dregs-Gravity & Krown Longboards-Kahuna Big Stick-Beach Accessories-Indo Boards-Slackline-Kids Cl othing-Waboba-Zap Skimboards-Cool Hats YOLO Watersports, Inc. btnfrrbrbt rf r!f" rf r#$"!f" The Sirk brothers Brian, 17, Emerson, 15, and Weston, 13 of Silver Spring, Maryland found a scotch bonnet, an alphabet cone, a wentletrap and sharks eye moon at Pointe Santos beach, Lighthouse Beach and Blind Pass while staying at Pointe Santo. This is the 10th spring break the Sirk family has enjoyed on Sanibel. Shells Found Brian, Weston and Emerson SirkFrom page 15Historic TourAn RRC educator will guide guests on The Calusa Heritage Trail to one of the preColumbian mounds of the ancient Calusa while elaborating on this unique fishing culture. Captiva Cruises has established Discover Southwest Florida History cruises to Cabbage Key, Useppa Island, Boca Grande and has recently added cruises to The Edison & Ford Winter Estates on the Caloosahatchee as well as this cruise to Pine Island. For more information and reservations call 472-5300. Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


17 ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 2012 Dedication Ceremony At Refuge Education Centersubmitted by Kathleen McClanahan-GruhlYou feel good about yourself when you volunteer and give back, said Jim Sprankle at the April 6 dedication ceremony for the touch screen that enhances his duck decoy exhibit. Sprankle donated his decoy collection to the JN Ding Darling Education Center. Sprankle is one of the best known wildfowl wood sculptors in the world. His early age adventures in wildfowl hunting combined with a family background in wood working and taxidermy helped him hone his skill for creating the life-like sculptures. Sprankle was offered many opportunities to donate his collection to some world class exhibits like the Smithsonian Institute but chose to give the collection to the Ding Darling Education Center. The exhibit is titled Folk Art to Fine Art The Evolution of Native American Decoys to Contemporary Decorative Sculptures. Sprankle and his wife Patty moved to Sanibel in 1994 and have been involved with the Ding Darling Wildlife Society since 1995. He was president for five years. Im so honored to have my decoys here on permanent display in the Ding Darling Wildlife Education Center, said Sprankle. Many Sanibel residents have sponsored the 46 decoys in the exhibit, including Chip and Sheryl Lesch and Al and Sally Hanser from The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. Chip Lesch introduced Sprankle and thanked everyone for attending. He said, The trust company is honored to be a sponsor of the Sprankle duck decoy exhibit. The Ding Darling Society, Jim and Patty Sprankle and the refuge staff have done so much for so many, and this exhibit only enhances the world class reputation of the Ding Darling Refuge. Decoy sponsored by Chip and Sheryl Lesch Chip Lesch of the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company; Jim Sprankle, wildfowl sculptor; and Paul Tritalk, refuge manager GENERAL: $42, CHILD UNDER 17: $20 Laughs aplenty and brilliant performances ... The show simply sings. Chris Silk, Naples Daily News Over the Tavern by Tom DudzickProduced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (www.playscripts.com)Email editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 201218 Jeffrey Markle (9) of Sanibel found a lightning whelk and horse conch at his neighborhood beach access on West Gulf Drive. Jeffrey found the shells at sunset in a tide pool Easter weekend, April 7 and 8. Shells Found Jeffrey Markle G R I L LR A W B A RSEAFOOD IF OUR SEAFOOD WERE ANY FRESHER, WE WOULD BE SERVING IT UNDER WATERTHE LAZY FLAMINGOBeautiful Downtown Santiva 6520-C Pine Avenue472-5353 LAZY FLAMINGO 316501 Stringfellow Road Bokeelia283-5959 LAZY FLAMINGO 2Beautiful Downtown Sanibel 1036 Periwinkle Way472-6939 LAZY FLAMINGO 412951 McGregor Boulevard Fort Myers476-9000 A holiday in the sun and some early morning shelling at Blind Pass turned into the ultimate Easter as local shellebrity Mike Gillmore and his family held an Easter egg hunt on the beach and he discovered that you can find a junonia on land, except that it comes in the shape of a painted Easter egg. Gillmore said, Finding the junonia-egg got my adrenaline rushing as i saw those familiar brown squares tucked into some seagrass. Gillmores family didnt tell him of the junonia egg being included in the hunt to see his reaction knowing his love of this special shell. So what did Gillmore do with his treasure? Egg salad on whole wheat as a snack to continue searching for the real thing. Mike Gillmore with his beach find Easter junonia egg Lee Countys 100% PurseBecome a Sponsor Today! Pick Up Registration Forms at:Local Marinas Local Bait Shops Doc Fords Restaurant Locations Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge www.dingdarlingsociety.org 239-292-0566 or 239-472-1100 ext. 4 Proceeds support the wildlife conservation effort at JN Ding Darling NWR Fish alongside Randy Wayne White! Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com Egg Found


19 ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 2012 CROW Case Of The Week: Bald Eagleby Patricia MolloyThe scene at CROW on April 6 was chaotic. A juvenile bald eagle had just arrived in critical condition. It was found sitting in the parking lot of the Dairy Queen on Sanibel, unable to move because a long string was wrapped around its body. CROW volunteer Paul Paglia immediately picked up the avian and drove him to the clinic. Upon arrival, a shot of Butorphanol tartrate was administered for pain management and the patient was promptly taken to the operating room. Once on the table, the eagle was given the anesthetic gas isophlorin through a small mask and was carefully monitored for respiratory reactions while the sound of his amplified heartbeat filled the room. The surgical team of three supervised by Dr. Heather began the monumental task of removing the material with suture scissors. It became evident that the bird had been incumbered by the unidentified string (possibly a kite line) for some time as it had begun to granulate into its tissue. As the examination continued, more and more constriction injuries were discovered on its legs, wings and body. The operation to remove the string and clean its extensive wounds was long and grueling: one person announced they were running a line and hanging a bag of fluids to keep the bird hydrated; another gave it a shot of septazine (a synthetic antibiotic); Dr. Heather administered meloxicam (similar to aspirin) to relieve pain and swelling while another person repeatedly dodged surgical tubing to change the lice covered towels. The prognosis was not good, said Dr. Heather. Our concern here is the condition of what we call the wing web, which is the muscle that allows these birds to fly and glide. It may look like a minor injury, but its actually the most serious. What happens with severe line entanglements like this is that it scars down and contracts so the birds can no longer fully spread their wings. After hours in surgery, the eagle was taken to the clinics radiology machine for X-ray imaging. Once it was positioned properly, the room was evacuated and a loud warning call of Shooting! could be heard throughout the floor of the clinic. The images clearly showed that the eagle had suffered several bone fractures. External coaptation was ordered to stabilize the fractures with the use of casts and bandages. While Dr. Heather was hopeful that the bones will heal, she was gravely concerned about the patients devitalized skin and compromised blood flow. CROW will continue to treat the young eagle for his broken bones and damaged wing muscles caused by the entanglement. With physical therapy, they hope the bird will regain its ability to fly and glide so that it can be reunited with its sibling and parents on Sanibel. Lets keep our fingers crossed for this young symbol of our great nation.continued on page 21 On the operating table, it was discovered that the string had granulated into its tissue Young bald eagle above Dairy Queen Radiograph images showed bone damage caused by the strings entanglement OUR PATIENTS CANT PAY THEIR BILLS BUT YOU CAN HELP INSURE THE ANIMALS AT CROW CROW Daily 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


ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 201220 Museum Adds Shells To DisplayThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum has added three pieces to its World Record-Size Shells exhibit: a Fasciolaria hunteria, found off Sanibel, and an Opeatostoma pseudodon, found off Ecuador, are from the collection of William G. Lyons of St. Petersburg, Florida. The other shell, a Spondylus tenellus, was discovered in Australia and is displayed on loan from Dr. William Reid of Marco Island, Florida. The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum added this species and two others to its World Record-Size Shell exhibit Art For Your Gardenby Di SaggauEleanor Wards beautiful photos of flowers and local wild life are a delight to behold. Now shes offering art that is meant to be displayed outdoors. The photos are printed on special paper and treated to withstand outdoor conditions. They will resist fading by the sun and are water resistant. They can be placed directly in the garden or on any outdoor wall. As she says, Why not bring art to your garden? Ward is pictured with Shoo featuring great white egrets. It was taken at Ding Darling and is one of the photos on display at RS Walsh Landscaping, on Sanibel-Captiva Road across from The Sanibel School. Other works are currently on exhibit at Lily & Co., Kay Caspersons Life Style Spa and Boutique, Royal Shell Real Estate in the office of John and Denise Beggs, San Cap One Source Realty in the office of Robert Coscia and Sandy Ramseth, and at Gator Bites Tails and Ale in Fort Myers. You can also view her works at www. naturesgifts-photoart.com or call Ward at 288-5684. Ward is drawn to the beauty and diversity of nature and has a desire to share these wonderful gifts through her photo art. Prices range from $149 to $595. Eleanor Ward and her outdoor art 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... TANTALIZING STARTERS DAZZLING ENTREES SCRUMPTIOUS DESSERTSHAPPY HOUR HAPPY HOUR : : 1/2 Price on all liquor, beer and wine by the glass Plus NEW Bar Menu $4.99 appetizers (bar only)12984 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers 239.433.4449 239.433.4449 TRY OUR EVERYDAY EARLY BIRD 2 ENTREES FOR $20.00 4pm-5:30pmWith the purchase of two beverages (enjoy Happy Hour with this offer) not valid on holidays. DINNER DINNER DAILY DAILY bb bb Food Atmosphere Service 1/2 10/7/11


21 ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 2012 Positioning the eagle on the clinics small radiograph machine. Assisting staff is required to wear protective gear so the bird doesnt fall during X-ray imaging It took a team of four to operate on the large avian, as its injuries were numerous and severe. From left: Lauren White, Gennessa Gjeltema and Aundria West Were Seafood Savvy, are you? Seafood Savvy is an initiative of the SanibelCaptiva Chapter of START, supported by funds raised from the San-Cap Cracker Fest. Sweet Melissas Cafe Baileys Market Doc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar and Grille Lighthouse Cafe The Timbers Restaurant and Fish Market Traders Store and Cafe The Island Cow YOUR LOCAL SEAFOOD SAVVY RESTAURANTS AND MARKETS:WANT TO BE SEAFOOD SAVVY?Heres what you can do to help protect our Gulf waters and ensure that we have sh for the future: Visit your local Seafood Savvy Restaurants and Markets supporting Ocean-friendly shing and environmentally responsible aquaculture Ask your server or counter person which items are sustainable choices Visit Seafood Savvy at SeafoodSavvy.org and see the initiatives that are being taken to protect our oceans and future seafood Download and use the Seafood Watch mobile app by Monterey Bay Aquarium, a Seafood Savvy partner, which can help you buy sustainable sh when you are shopping or dining out. (App is available in the iTunes App Store and Android Market)There are plenty of sh in the ocean You may think so, but the reality is that our oceans are being overshed. The choices we make today will determine the fate of tomorrows seafood. The goal of Seafood Savvy is to help ensure that we have seafood for the future by educating consumers, chefs, restaurant and market owners about Ocean-friendly seafood. From page 19CROW Case Of The WeekCROW (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.


ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 201222 The Tarpon Are Hereby Capt. Matt MitchellMy personal favorite fish, the tarpon, are really flooding into the sound in huge numbers and will offer anglers the chance to do battle with the ultimate shallow water gamefish for the next few months. If you have never hooked into one of these incredible fish, now is your chance. This week marked my first tarpon trips of the season. After finding lots of fish in the middle sound mid-week, I did not land a tarpon on either trip. On the first outing, we jumped two fish. Then, the very next day, we jumped three more in an hour before conditions got too rough and we had to switch gears and go for redfish. Seeing such large numbers of tarpon in slick calm water the first day was a sight to behold. Tarpon were all over the place, free-jumping, rolling and just milling around. With windy conditions at the end of the week, spotting tarpon was next to impossible so it was back to mangrove fishing and dreaming of tarpon for at least a few more days. After a long winter of light tackle fishing, getting into the spring tarpon mode again is always a great time of year for me. The spring schedule of extra early starts to be the first boat on the fish at sunrise, having an a assortment of cut baits and live baits ready to go the night before and switching out to the big spinning rods required to get the job done are all part of the change of season. After one of the worst tarpon seasons I can remember last year, I really have my fingers crossed that this year things will be back to normal. The huge amounts of threadfins in the sound already is one good sign that the tarpon should hang out for a while. Conditions for sight-fishing tarpon were perfect a few mornings this week. Drifting through and slowly troll-motoring around rolling fish while pitching live baits out in front of them is my favorite way to fish these silver kings. Later in the morning when the fish are not showing as much and the sea breeze begins to kick up, I like to set up on the anchor and add some cut baits to my live bait spread. Tarpon this week ate both live and cut baits. A little cold front passing through dropped the humidity and brought stronger winds that might just slow the tarpon party down a little bit for a few days, but only time will tell. Big mid-day high tides made for the perfect redfish set-up. Action was very consistent, although some days it took more moving around to locate the feeding reds. Both cut baits and live shiners fished under a popping cork caught redfish under the trees and on oyster bars. The mangrove islands in the no-motor zone in Wulfert Keys produced keepersize reds for me every time in there this week. Some days, picking the wind-blown shorelines and working every nook, cranny and point seemed like the only way to find them. Each move would only produce one or two fish. The next day, one mangrove hole would produce a dozen or more reds of all sizes. Guess thats redfish fishing. Shark fishing was also a good bite this week even though we did not get into any sharks over about four feet. Rocky Channel and water in the sevento eight-foot range in the middle sound was loaded with twoto fout-foot blacktips. Cut mullet and ladyfish worked well along with live pinfish under a float. Using the lighter spinning tackle, we had a blast with these hard-fighting sharks. Packs of these little blacktips once they started to feed made for non-stop action, and they even hit live baits right on the surface. Limits of seatrout where still easy to come by without spending too much time out on the shallower flats. Sandy potholes in the twoto four-foot range held trout to 24 inches. Out along the beaches, the Spanish mackerel bite has been going off and there have been some kings in the mix, too. Spring is without a doubt one of the best times to fish our local waters, with a huge variety of fishing opportunities close at hand. Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions e-mail captmattmitchell@aol.com. ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. 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Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, or email to islandsuncity@aol.com; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213.


Touring MatlachaCarina Baur, new team assistant with Engel & Vlkers on Sanibel, and Isabella Rasi, realtor for the firm, visited their customer Leoma Lovegrove and took part in her Matlacha walking tour last Friday. Baur is responsible for marketing the international real estate business. She stayed in Cape Town, South Africa after her A-Levels and received her law degree at the University Regensburg, Germany in 2011. Rasi and Baur were impressed with Lovegroves colorful garden, gallery and the unique home on the waterfront. During the walking tour, they were able to experience Matlacha from its roots as a thriving fishing village to an artists community. Isabella Rasi, artist Leoma Lovegrove and Carina Baur Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com 23 ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 2012 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 4722155 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.


by Mark Bird WestallI know I told you last week that I would talk about Sanibels interior freshwater system this week, but I just have to tell you about what happened on a canoe trip the other day in the refuge. As I mentioned in the last article, the birding hasnt been too good lately (though we did see the great white heron again briefly on this particular trip). I was taking out a couple from New York and they were very much in-tune to the concepts of living in harmony with the natural world. We were moving slowly against the incoming tide through a narrow channel of the mangroves when I spotted an approximately four-foot long yellow-rat snake (Elaphe obsoleta) in the process of leaving the edge of the trees and just beginning to enter the water right beside the canoe. I immediately stopped the canoe so my people could see it and the snake reversed its direction and started heading back up into the trees. I tried to point out its position in the tangled tree branches, but they still couldnt see it. Slowly, it moved to a position where I thought I could maneuver the canoe back into a break in the mangroves, with me being very close to the snake and my customers still out into the channel and at a nonfrightening distance from the snake. Once in position, the snake moved further up the branches and was now about four feet above my head. The lady saw the snake, but her husband sitting in the bow of the canoe still could not find the snake in the tangled mangroves. So, holding onto a limb, I stood up (my canoe is incredibly stable) and now the snake was just above my head, moving further away from us. The lady said, Oh, be careful, Bird! Its just above you! I responded that it was OK. I told them what species it was and assured them that it was harmless and non-poisonous. I stretched out my arm to sort of herd it back within easy view of the canoe by letting it slide over my hand, raising the snake a little higher so the husband could see it more clearly. After a second or two of moving over my hand, the snake realized it was no longer sliding across mangroves and decided it might possibly be in danger, so it reversed its movement once again and began coming back down the branches and started approaching the canoe. Before I could change its direction, it decided it was time to leave the branches and drop down into the water and make a hasty escape. There was only one problem. The tide had drifted the canoe so that when the snake dropped from the branches, it dropped into the canoe... right at my feet! The lady immediately became very excited and exclaimed, Oh, my God, dear! Its in the canoe... and coming right up towards us! I reassured her that there was no danger and to just remain still and everything was going to be fine. Before anybody could do much of anything (though the lady did quickly move her feet so the snake could pass easily under her seat), the snake moved past her, up towards her husband and over the side of the canoe, into the water, and away. The rest of the trip was relatively uneventful. While standing around in the parking lot of Ding Darling rehashing the mornings adventure, I told the lady how proud I was of her. It was obvious by her initial reaction to the snake being in the canoe that her instinct was telling her that she might be in danger, but she intellectually was able to override her instinct and listen to my coaching that everything would be just fine. I told her that what she experienced emotionally and how she was intellectually able to react to those feelings is exactly what I am talking about when I advocate co-existing with nature. Her instinct was telling her one thing, but she had to override those feelings and look at the situation rationally. She put her hand over her heart and smiled and said, Well, I will certainly have an exciting story to tell my friends. Learning to have the capability to overcome what our instinct is telling us is a proper response to a certain natural situation is the only way that humans will ever be able to truly live in harmony with the natural world. That lady gives me hope. 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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25 ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 2012 Dance Company And Choral Group To PerformDance Alliance, the Alliance for the Arts resident dance company, is celebrating its third season with an ambitious program fusing dance, live music and spoken word. Two performances will be held in the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance for the Arts on Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21 at 8 p.m. The eight-member company is teaming up with Vocal Artistry, a premiere local choral group, to perform excerpts of Karl Jenkins Requiem, a series of thought-provoking melodies that blend the concept of a traditional Latin mass with Japanese haiku poems. The company also welcomes guest performer Dr. Jim Brock, a poet and Florida Gulf Coast University professor, whose rhythmic and musical verses serve as the inspiration for Dance Alliance choreographers. Guest choreographer Donna K. Frogge reunites with Dance Alliance for the second time, bringing her interpretation of the Biblical tale of the Tower of Babel to the Alliance stage. Performances on both nights will be followed by a reception. A $10 donation is suggested; seating is general admission. Email leedancealliance@gmail.com or call 939-2787 for more information. Alliance for the Arts is at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Nate Betts, 12, of Warren, Pennsylvania found a junonia on Algers Beach while staying with his grandparents on April 12. Shell Found Nate Betts The Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education at Florida Gulf Coast University would like to thank all of its island supporters who helped make this year one of the most successful in its history. The center truly appreciates all who offered their ongoing support. The center is especially grateful for the dedicated support it received during its annual Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture Weekend. With the unexpected challenges that arose from the news of Mary Olivers serious illness, the center is honored to be working with such an understanding and caring community. The center would also like to extend a special thank you to all of those who made contributions in memory of Helen Moe, and to meet the Haffenreffer Challenge. Sincerely, Staff of the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education. CARD OF THANKS 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 Fresh SEAFOOD Entr ees Daily Veal, Chicken, Pasta & PizzaFEATURING SANIBELS ORIGINAL WOOD FIRED PIZZA OVEN Present this ad and be seated before 5:30 p.m. and we will deduct $2.50 OFFEvery Adult Dinner Entree At MatzalunaNot valid with any other coupon. Expires 4/30/12 1200 Periwinkle Way (1/2 Mile west of the Causeway)472-1998 Open 7 Days 4:30 9:30 pm HAPPY HOUR4:30-6 PM 1/2 PRICE Well Drinks & House Wines .50 OFF Bottled Beer THE ITALIAN KITCHEN Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com Dance Alliance Group


ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 201226 Bobcat EncounterAccording to local author Charles Sobczak, the bobcat behavior photographer Beth Warner captured after photographing Sanibel for 27 years was indeed highly unusual. The bobcat managed to safely cross Periwinkle Way in broad daylight at 1:15 p.m. on March 29 despite heavy traffic. Its point of origin was the Roadside Park. When it reached the bike path, it was panting heavily, similar to how many local residents feel after being in island traffic during the height of season. It then stood stock still, flanks rippling as it trembled with fear, wagged its stubby tail, then lifted a right rear leg and sprayed repeatedly. After studying the bobcats stance in this photograph, Amanda Bryant, a biologist with the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, stated, It is displaying a normal fear response. It perceived the threats of the cruising bicyclist and bike racer bearing down on it from one direction and had seen you Beth stop, dismount, make warning motions to the other bicyclists and then approach it on foot with your camera. It felt surrounded. Quickly, the bobcat crawled under the fence by The Beachviews seventh tee near the hole six green, scampered along yet another strip of asphalt on the golf cart trail before melting into the jungle like a dream. Bryant said it was impossible to determine from the photo if the bobcat was male or female, but she did conclude the animal was healthy, of average size, had clear markings on its coat, excellent muscle tone and powerful muscular structure. She then pointed out the bobcats ears, explained how bobcats and other small wildcats have highly visible ear spots, which are displayed during a fear response to provide visual contrast to confuse approaching predators. If the cat has its back turned to a predator, the ear spots create the illusion the cat is facing them. Bobcats are strictly carnivorous. On Sanibel, they dine on rabbits and rats. Floridas big cat, the panther, is endangered and currently there is debate about whether Floridas bobcats are indeed flourishing, said Bryant who holds a BS degree in Conservation Biology from Philadelphia University and is working on her masters thesis. She began at SCCF in 2008 helping to coordinate sea turtle research. Bryant said, Bobcats are the top dogs now or Floridas largest non-endangered predatory mammal, but little is known about them other than anecdotal information. They have been seen swimming to Sanibel and walking over the causeway, but bobcat habits and behavior here may be different from behavior on the mainland. There may be 30 to 40 bobcats on Sanibel but we do not know. We have no idea because we have yet to accumulate hard scientific evidence, specifics, facts regarding their exact population, the extent of their territory, their habitat requirements and what their needs may be. When scientific research is missing and facts are unavailable, no basis exists for better decision making about a great many things. We need to gain a better understanding of what it is bobcats are doing and what they need, how they are riding the line between developed and undeveloped lands. Although we have bobcats on all our barrier islands including Captiva, Cayo Costa and Boca Grande, we really do not know much of anything at this time about them or how they are doing. For only $25, an individual can join or renew a one-year membership to SCCF, which supports research scientists like Amanda Bryant. Visit www.sccf.org for more information Two bicyclists encounter a bobcat on Sanibel photo by Beth Warner Cycling Safety Notes ALWAYS WEAR A BICYCLE HELMET Our Shared Use Paths intersect with many roads and driveways; the risk of a crash is always present. So lets be prepared and always, no matter how short the trip, wear an approved bicycle helmet. Florida law requires helmet use for children under sixteen, but adults should set a good example and wear a helmet whenever using the Paths. Protect your head! SANIBEL BICYCLE CLUB 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 From page 1Oyster Eating ContestClay Miller of NBC-2 returns as master of ceremonies. Participants may enter the contest with a minimum $250 sponsorship. All proceeds will benefit the shell museum exhibits and educational programs. 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 in the contest. The oysters eaters seem to slurp even faster when they have a lively rooting section. In the past, supporters have waved signs, sounded 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 provided by Lily & Co. will be raffled, and there will be crafts and face painting for the kids. Raffle tickets for the watch may be purchased in advance at the museum, Baileys General Store (Richard Johnson), Bank of the Islands (Rob Lisenbee), Sanibel-Captiva Trust Company (James Young), and The Timbers Restaurant (Mark Blust). You need not be present to win. All are welcome to join in the fun and cheer on their favorite contestant, sample some Timbers seafood and help support The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum. If you are interested in being a contestant and/or a sponsor, contact John Suau at 395-2233 or at jsuau@shellmuseum.org. Confederate Memorial Day Service April 14United Daughters of the Confederacy Fort Myers Chapter 2614 request the honor of your presence at the Confederate Memorial Day Service on Saturday, April 14 at the Buckingham Cemetery at 10:30 a.m., followed by a picnic dinner on the grounds. Attendees are requested to bring a chair, a table and a dish to pass. The chapter will furnish iced tea, water and paper goods. 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27 ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 2012 Plant SmartFlorida Ruelliaby Gerri ReavesWhether your landscape needs a butterfly attractor, a touch of violet, a low-maintenance groundcover or all of the above Florida ruellia (Ruellia caroliniensis) might be the perfect choice. Virtually year-round, this highly drought-tolerant wildflower produces stalkless blue or violet flowers that appear in clusters of two to four. Funnel-shaped and five-lobed, they measure about two inches across, lasting as little as one morning before dropping. In the wild, Florida ruellia is found in woodlands, often in shade. The leaves are oblong and evergreen, the stems semiwoody and sometimes hairy. The plant provides nectar for a number of butterfly species and is the larval host plant for the native common buckeye butterfly. A moderate grower, it usually reaches six to 18 inches high. Use it as a lowmaintenance groundcover, a walkway border, or even as a hanging plant. Exceptionally adaptable and hardy, it can be planted in full or partial shade, but will thrive even in nutrient-poor soil and full sun. It spreads via suckers and by explosive seed capsules, but isnt invasive. Pest-resistant and highly drought-tolerant as well, it does best in well-drained soil. Given its low tolerance for salt water, wind, and spray, it is not suited for coastal landscapes. Propagate Florida ruellia with seeds or cuttings. A cautionary note: If youre considering the Mexican petunia ( Ruellia tweediana or Ruellia brittoniana) to add a touch of blue to the garden, make the effort to find Florida ruellia instead. The Mexican petunia is listed by the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council as a category 1 exotic pest species. Sources: hort.ufl.edu, fnpschapters.org, regionalconservation.org, and National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Native, low-maintenance, and adaptable Florida ruellia a superb ground cover Short-lived flowers appear virtually year-round photos by Gerri Reaves 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


ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 201228 Historical Village Looks Back 150 Years To Civil WarThe Civil War touched Sanibel, as it did the rest of the country, even though just a handful of people, if that, lived on the island in the 1860s. One of Sanibels pioneer women, Laetitia Nutt, kept the conflict alive by remaining an outspoken Confederate until her death in 1914. She never forgave the Yankees for her husbands year as a prisoner of war. Nutt had followed her husband to all his battles, taking her three daughters with her and suffering the hardships of war while remaining a Southern lady. The Nutt Homestead on Sanibel, originally called The Gables and later Gray Gables, was built in 1889 and is the oldest house on Sanibel. Nutt and her three daughters came to Sanibel from Louisiana after her husbands death was followed by a fire that destroyed her home and all her belongings. She became the first postmistress of Sanibel and taught school. Every year on January 19, Gen. Robert E. Lees birthday, Nutt hung the Confederate flag at the schoolhouse, along with the American flag. She also refused to let her daughters marry Yankees, and two daughters remained unmarried for life. Across the bay in Fort Myers, Union soldiers occupied the abandoned fort, the only federally occupied fort in South Florida. The soldiers confiscated livestock from area cattle ranches to prevent the animals from being used to feed the Confederate army. Learn more at the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village, open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit the Museum Gift Shop, which carries a variety of Civil War items for children, including coloring books and paper dolls, replicas of Confederate silver and Union gold, certificates of parole, and more. In addition, the gift shop carries sailors Valentines, pine needle baskets, and handmade aprons in adult and childrens sizes plus aprons to fit American Girl dolls. All the merchandise in the museum store is made in America. The village operates as a nonprofit organization with a mission to preserve, protect and share the islands history. It is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS). Admission is $5 for adults over 18; free for members. For more information, call 472-4648 or visit www.sanibelmuseum.org. From page 6Buiilding Permit Feefrom one percent of total project cost to three-quarters of one percent of the total cost. Ordinance 12-003 became effective on April 10. If you have any questions regarding the permit process, contact the Sanibel Building Department at 472-4555. Laetitia Nutt Ken Newton from Indiana and Harrison Rau from Virginia pose as Civil War soldiers with a parole certificate from the museum gift shop 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


29 ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 2012 Upcoming Workshops At BIG ARTS Tap dance class with Bobby Logue, right Verdis Opera To Be Shown Live From LondonBIG ARTS and Emerging Pictures will bring Verdis Rigoletto to the big screen live in HD from Londons Royal Opera House on Tuesday, April 17 at 2:30 p.m. The screening will be in Schein Performance Hall. Admission is $25. The censors denounced it for repulsive immorality and obscene triviality. But then, that was Venice in 1851. Tastes and tolerance levels may have changed, but the sexiness, murderous, conniving and dark manipulation found in the plot of Verdis masterpiece hasnt. The opera tells the story of Rigoletto, a deformed and ridiculed court jester who aids and abets his master, the Duke of Mantua, in the seduction of young innocent women. After mocking the Dukes victims, Rigoletto finds the tables turned on him when the Duke seduces Rigolettos own daughter, Gilda. Driven mad with despair and filled with hateful vengeance, Rigoletto finds the tables turned yet again and an already dark talecontinued on page 33 A scene from Rigoletto at The London Opera Signups are ongoing for upcoming BIG ARTS workshops. The full workshop schedules are available online at www.BIGARTS.org or by contacting the main BIG ARTS office at 395-0900. Classes include: Intermediate Tap with Bobby Logue starts April 20, meets Fridays from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Beginners Tap with Bobby Logue starts April 20, meets Fridays from 10:40 to 11:40 a.m. Glass Fusing with Petra Kaiser starts May 2, meets Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Glass Fusing with Petra Kaiser starts May 3, meets Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Life Drawing Open Studio NonInstructed with Carol Rosenberg starts May 4, meets Fridays from 9:15 to 11:45 a.m.continued on page 30 We Proudly Brew 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Fl 33957 Ph: 239.472.0606 www.SanibelIslandCow.com aij amandasislandjewelswww. .com amandasislandjewelsAmandas Island JewelsAvailable Here & Onlinewww.AmandasIslandJewels.com Always Fresh ...Always! Tropical Outdoor Patio Seating Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow with our Famous Stone Crabs1/2 lb & 1 lb. quantities Appetizers & Full Dinners Best Prices On The Planet w w w w w w w w Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages Fun "new" Moo Wear for all agesSanibels Most Award Winning Restaurant Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating Live MusicAlways Fresh ...Always Fun! SOUTHERN LIVING MAGAZINES TOP 5 BREAKFAST IN FLORIDA


ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 201230 From page 29Upcoming Workshops At BIG ARTSIndividual 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 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. Webb And Friends Concert Draws Big CrowdBIG ARTS presented a concert with acclaimed singer-songwriter Wendy Webb, who was joined on stage by Danny Morgan and John G. McLane on April 2 at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater. Doc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar & Grille hosted a rum-tasting reception before the concert. Randy Wayne White, Kathy and Mark Futch Brenda Harrity, Phil Johnson and Nanelle Wehmann Edina and Alan Lessack Kathy Carmen and Kristi Rudelius Danny Morgan and John McLane Grace and Tori Norris Mark Marinello and Marty Harrity Shannon Goff, Amanda Evans and Don Carmen 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


31 ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 2012 Youll Find A Little Bit Of Heaven In This Tavern At Strauss TheaterOver The Tavern, a heartwarming family comedy/drama, is now playing at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater. The play runs 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, with Over The Tavern as the first in the series. Set in the 1950s, the show tells the story of 12-year-old Rudy Pazinski and the rest of his Polish-Catholic family as they 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, The cast does an excellent job bringing to life the complicated relationships of the family. Naples Daily News theater critic Chris Silk raves the show has laughs aplenty and brilliant performances by a trio of young actors forming the core of Tom Dudzicks heartwarming story. Silks writes, Joyful, tender Over The Tavern answers prayers with laughs on Sanibel. Parental guidance suggested due to 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 about 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. Angelina Torre, Nancy Antonio, Justen Montgomery, Jenny Smith and Thomas Mothershed in Over The Tavern Nancy Antonio and Tommy Short in Over The Tavern Thomas Mothershed and Tommy Short in Over The Tavern Angelina Torres and Jenny Smith in Over The Tavern photos by Nick Adams Photography Jake Mann and Tommy Short in Over The Tavern Just up the road awaits a true, must-do destination: the Old Captiva House, where Americas most romantic sunset meets Captivas top-rated dining in a charming, historic, Gulf-front location complete with live piano. Come, feast your eyes and your appetite. Reservations 239.472.5161 X421 | Public Welcome15951 CAPTIVA DRIVE 239.472.5161 TWEEN-WATERS.COMThe Crows Nest is one special place, every night of the week. Tuesday Special: Prime Rib, $29.95 (for two!). Wednesday Special: Surf & Turf, $24.95. Friday Special: Fish Fry, $17.95. Sunday Special: Barbeque, $17.95. Monday & Thursday: Crazy Crab Races Music Friday-Saturday: The Sand Fleas Tuesday & Wednesday: Taylor Stokes W HETHER YOU LOOK WEST OR LOOK DOWN, THE VIEW IS EQUALLY SPECTACULAR. N OT ONLY DO WE MAKE EVERY NIGHT SPECIAL. W E MAKE SPECIALS EVERY NIGHT.


ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 201232 Going Blonde At Broadway Palmby Di SaggauI had no idea I was going to totally enjoy Legally Blonde at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. I did not see the movie, knowing it was not my cup of tea, but the musical has everything to make it work. The show knows it is cute and silly and celebrates the fact with a lot of wit and tongue-in-cheek throughout. I had a ball starting with the first musical number Omigod You Guys. Everyone in the large cast is exceptional. The plot involves a popular sorority girl, Elle Woods (Maris Fernandes), an underestimated blonde who is studying fashion merchandising at UCLA. Elles boyfriend Warner (Billy Casey) has his future all planned and it no longer includes Elle. Feeling rejected, Elle points out Im from Malibu, Im not exactly trailer trash. Richard Simmons is our neighbor. Warner just doesnt know a good thing when he sees it. Casey plays the part well, meaning you want to punch him. Elle follows her ex-boyfriend to Harvard to try and win him back. She puts aside her beloved shopping sprees and hits the books to gain some respect. Its not an easy journey, but it sure is fun for the audience. Fernandes is vivacious, perky, trim, and sings and dances excellently. She sails through the show with a radiant smile as if telling us not to take it too seriously. Along the way Elle is befriended by Emmett (Sal Pavia) who helps set her on the right path. One begins to see a future forming between these two. Then there is a sub-plot in which Elle comes to the aid of a lovelorn manicurist, Paulette (Morgan Springer), a Celtic romantic who has a great voice. She is rescued by a stud-like UPS man ( Drew Stark), who show-stoppingly announces: Ive got a package. Elle ends up in Professor Callahans law class and proves she has the right stuff. Jesse Berger as Callahan exudes cold-hearted authority with an air of sophistication. Also in the class are Warner and his girlfriend Vivienne (Kate Marshall), someone who wears black even when no one is dead. There are interesting character changes as the show progresses. Choreography by Amy Marie Cleary really gives the show a lift and keeps it moving. There are some terrific dance routines. Director Seth Reines makes the show light, fast, fun and frothy. Laurence OKeefe and Nell Benjamins score is enjoyable, with no one number that brings the house down and lingers in the memory, but there are some enjoyable shafts of wit in the lyrics. I especially enjoyed The Harvard Variations, Blood in the Water and the courtroom scene with There! Right There! As far as feel good musicals go Legally Blonde is right up there with Mamma Mia and Hairspray. If youre a guy and your wife or girlfriend wants to drag you along, give in, youll be glad you did. The show plays through May 13 at Broadway Palm, 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. For tickets call 278-4422, visit www.BroadwayPalm.com or stop by the box office. 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 Elle with Bruiser Elle and ensemble 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


33 ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 2012 Monday Night MoviePage One: A Year Inside The New York Timesby Priscilla FriedersdorfProducer Andrew Rossi has come up with another wonderful offbeat winner for the Monday Night Movie on April 16. Rossi spent a year filming a critical year at the New York Times, also known as the `Grey Lady of journalism. His film compares favorably with those of esteemed documentary film producer Errol Morris, whose other films included Fog Of War and The Thin Blue Line. Rossi captures the unsettled atmosphere of the sprawling news room. It is a dismal time of cutbacks and the closing and shuttering of some of the nations most prominent and venerated journals. Talented journalists at the pinnacles of their careers worry about their livelihoods, their futures, their retirements, the security of their pension plans... and being obsolete. Could the NYT also go out of business? They learn from the newspapers editor, Bill Keller, Were going to have to cut 100 people... anyone want to volunteer for Iraq? While the film is about the travails of a great newspaper, more pertinent to the film are the individual stories. The longtime editor (Keller) is replaced by Jill Abramson, a more digital-savvy talent. But the films primary focus is David Carr amusing, outrageous, introspective but kindly. Carr, a former drug addict and now a single parent who has remade his life, gives an unvarnished view of contemporary journalism. Film critic Roger Ebert wrote, It is a visceral pleasure to see a hard-boiled guy like David Carr at its center. Carr has been the media columnist for the Times since 2002 and was a former editor of the offbeat Washington, D.C. weekly, The City Paper. Carrs easy, salty, conversational assessments about life, journalism and his career make it a film I look forward to seeing for the third time. The film has a running time of approximately 90 minutes. 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. From page 29Verdis Operabecomes even more tragically and murderously dark before the final curtain falls. Rigoletto is considered by many to be the first of the operatic masterpieces of Verdis middle-to-late career. With its offstage rape, onstage murder and general ambience of sexual licentiousness, the Venetian authorities condemned the opera; it was just one of Verdis many conflicts with the censors. Later it became one of the best known of all chorus operas, much loved for such tuneful numbers as La donna e mobile, sung by the carefree Duke, and the beautiful and virtuosic Caro nome from the innocent Gilda. The role of Rigoletto will be performed by Dimitri Platanias, Gilda by Ekaterina Siurina and the Duke of Mantua by Vittorio Grigolo; music is performed by the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House conducted by John Eliot Gardiner. Sung in Italian with English subtitles, screening will be 170 minutes and includes two intermissions. The digital projection system BIG ARTS has installed for this program is the same as that used by studios at Pixar, NFL and Disney. This live performance will be seen simultaneously in nearly 150 of Emerging Pictures network of 300 theaters. Opera in Cinema Series Sponsor The Sanctuary Golf Club. For tickets call 395-0900. BIG ARTS is at 900 Dunlop Road. ZAGAT ZAGAT.COM R ate d by : Follow us on acebook Mahi-Mahi! Yucatan Shrimp! To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 201234 Symphonic Sensations Season OverviewLast week, the Gulf Coast Symphony announced the Symphonic Sensations Series for 2013. All Symphonic Sensations concerts are held at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers and begin at 7:30 p.m. Hollywood Hits! Sunday, January 27, 2013 Classics from the Silver Screen with music and songs from award-winning movies of yesterday and today. Hosted by GCS favorite Sal Viviano. Dancing & Romancing: A Tribute To Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers Saturday, February 26, 2013 This tribute to the 1930s features the music of Berlin, Porter, Kern and Gershwin. Broadway and Hollywood combine in a night of song and dance inspired by the legendary Fred and Ginger. Performed by singer-dancers Joan Hess and Kirby Ward. Andrew Lloyd Webber UnMasked Sunday, March 10, 2013 Your favorite Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals along with other recent Broadway smash hits make for a night of magic. Starring Doug Labrecque and Christiane Noll Cirque de la Symphonie! Sunday, April 7, 2013 Two of todays hottest Broadway stars Ryan Silverman and Melissa Errico bring show-stopping tunes from the Broadway stage to Southwest Florida. Season subscription prices per person are: $112 rear balcony (value) $128 front balcony (preferred) $152 orchestra (premium) $184 front orchestra and front mezzanine (preferred) $260 loge box * Loge box seats cannot be purchased without a Musical Legacy Society membership. Membership costs $1,000 per season; benefits are listed on www.gulfcoastsymphony.org. Individual tickets go on sale in November. Eyewitness To HistoryThe Sanibel Public Librarys Eyewitness To History series will conclude for the season on Thursday April 19 with a presentation on The Battle of Olustee. The Battle of Olustee or Battle of Ocean Pond was fought in Baker County, Florida on February 20, 1864 during the American Civil War. It was the largest battle fought in Florida during the war and was the result of the Lincoln Administrations attempt to force Florida back into the Union. This program will be conducted by Duane Shaffer and will begin at 2 p.m. in Meeting Room #4. Time permitting, there will be a short finale program called The Cow Cavalry and the Battle of Fort Myers. For more information, call 472-2483. Childrens Auditions For CinderellaBroadway Palm Dinner Theatre is holding open auditions for children ages 7 to 12 (must be under 5 feet tall) on Saturday, April 14 at 10 a.m. Auditions are on a first-come, first-served basis. A sign-up sheet will be available at 9:30am. This is a casting call for the production of Rodgers and Hammersteins Cinderella, playing May 17 through June 23. Broadway Palm will be casting one boy and one girl and the roles will be double cast. Anyone interested in auditioning should bring a current headshot and resume and be prepared to sing 16 bars that best show off your vocal range. Bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided (no CDs, please). After the vocal audition, the children may be asked to stay for a reading audition. Broadway Palm productions require a two-week rehearsal process with day and evening rehearsals. Anyone interested in auditioning must be available for the twoweek rehearsal process (May 3 through May 16). We will do our best to work around school schedules for the initial rehearsals, but children must be available for rehearsals from 1 to 10 p.m. May 14 through 16 and all performances. Performances are Wednesday through Sunday evenings, with selected matinees on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday or Sunday. Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre is located at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. For more information, visit www.BroadwayPalm.com. ice cream chick wings hot dogs 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 Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


35 ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 2012Its Raining Art Submissions At Davis Art CenterThe Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is seeking submissions of twoand three-dimensional artwork for its annual juried exhibit, with an opening reception held Friday, June 1 during downtown Fort Myers Art Walk events. For the June 2012 exhibit, the artistic theme is Its Raining Art. Artwork should include rain, umbrellas and/or related themes. While there are no specific guidelines for dimensions or sizes of the pieces that will be accepted for exhibit, the curator encourages innovative and unique installations artwork of immense proportions can be hung from either its massive walls or from its 20-foot ceiling, or displayed on its magnificent granite floors. If your piece is in progress and you do not have images of the completed artwork, submit a detailed description of your entry and images of examples of your work. Preparing Your Entry Online Entries Only. When preparing your entry, send one image per piece of artwork with up to three entries per person. All entries must be digital files uploaded via their official entry form on www.sbdac.com. Image files cannot exceed 500KB or 800 pixels. The file format must be JPEG. Entry Deadline Digital images of submissions must be received via e-mail no later than Monday, April 30. Entry Fee And Payment Cost is $40 for up to two pieces of artwork. You may enter online using a credit card. Credit cards will be charged within 30 days of contest deadline. Your credit card charge will be notification for receipt of your entry. Each piece of artwork must include the following information: Title of Work, Artist Name, Medium, Dimensions, Weight, Sales Price and Artist Statement (250 words or less). Acceptance Artwork in this exhibition will be judged according to presentation, artistic merit, creativity and excellence. Entries will be pre-judged and then finalists will be chosen by our panel. All work may be accepted or rejected for display at the discretion of Florida Arts, Inc. Notification Artists whose pieces are selected for the exhibit will be notified via e-mail on Monday, May 7. The results will not otherwise be made public until they are published on the SBDAC website. Judging On June 1, a special panel of jurors will select the winner of the Best In Show. All properly prepared entries will be viewed and judged. The decision of the jurors is final. The winning piece will be announced at the opening reception. The Best in Show and Bernes Pick winners will be named on the website by Monday, June 4. The Peoples Choice winner will be announced on June 15 during Music Walk. Delivery Of Artwork And Delivery Deadline All accepted pieces must be delivered ready to hang, including any special hanging or displaying devices that need to be used. Attach a copy of the completed entry form to each piece. Please note that you must include return shipping and reusable packaging. Artwork must arrive on Tuesday, May 29 to the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33902. Liability By submitting an entry to this exhibition, participants agree that Florida Arts, Inc./Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, will insure all artwork for the full sales price while the pieces are in its physical possession. The artist is responsible for all shipping costs and insurance costs during shipping to and from the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. We will have no liability for the protection of submitted work during shipping. We are not responsible for lost mail. Acceptance/Use All art work may be accepted or rejected for display at the discretion of Florida Arts, Inc./Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Florida Arts. Inc., assumes the right to photograph any accepted work for promotional purposes only, unless requested otherwise. All work must remain for the duration of the show. Sale Of Artwork All artwork must be available for purchase. Commission of purchases from the exhibition are as follows: 60 percent to artist and 40 percent commission to Florida Arts, Inc. Florida Arts, Inc., will process all sales. Please upload a Word document or .pdf file which includes a digital image for each piece submitted and an artist statement (250 words or less) for each piece. Files that cannot be opened or are incomplete will not be considered.The exhibition opening reception on June 1, which will include the announcement of the Best of Show winner and Bernes Pick, will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. The exhibition will close on June 22. Its Raining Art Make your reservations today! 1231 Middle Gulf Drive472-4646 Dinner for 2 for $30.00 with a glass of house wine eachChoose any entree from our SUNSET DINING MENU*Choice of: soup or salad comes with potato, veggie, hot baked bread and fresh herb olive oil Available only from 5:00-6:30 pm daily!(Does not include tax or gratuity. Not valid on Holidays)*Excluding Grouper. 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ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 201236 Symphony To Present Cirque de la Symphonie!The Gulf Coast Symphony, Southwest Floridas premier community orchestra, offers thrills for all ages when they present Cirque de la Symphonie! on Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. This show features acrobats, dancers, aerial fliers, strongmen and tightrope walkers performing onstage with or above the Gulf Coast Symphony. This performance is not to be missed! said Gulf Coast Symphony music director, Andrew Kurtz. Its such a unique program, unlike anything weve ever done before. Cirque de la Symphonie is a new production created to bring the magic of cirque to the music hall. It is an exciting adaptation of artistic performances widely seen in theaters and arenas everywhere. Artists include the most amazing veterans of exceptional cirque programs throughout the world. Their performances are uniquely adapted to stage accommodations shared by symphonies, and each artists performance is professionally choreographed to classical masterpieces and popular contemporary music in collaboration with the maestro. This concert is sponsored in part by Mayer Family Dental. Cirque de la Symphonie! takes place at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. Single tickets cost $42, $47, $52 and $62 and can be purchased at www. gulfcoastsymphony.org, by calling 4814849 or at the box office one hour prior to the concert. For more information, e-mail amy@ gulfcoastsymphony.org. Alexander Streltsov performs with cube 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. 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Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com From page 1Restored BeachesPark/Habitat Beaches (in Louisiana) Chaland Headland Restoration; (in Maryland) Assateague Island National Seashore; (in Pennsylvania) Presque Isle; and (in Washington) Marine Park/ Bellingham, Olympic Sculpture Park/ Seattle and Seahurst Park. Since all the beaches here have already been honored for their success and survival, this contest isnt about which one is the better restored beach simply the one(s) that can do the best job to get out the vote, explained an ASBPA press release. Another motivation behind this contest is to keep reminding people that so many of this countrys favorite beaches have been restored some so successfully that the folks who visit them dont even know or remember it. Its our way to highlight the importance of sound coastal management, as well as the need to maintain our coastal infrastructure to keep it healthy and wide for all users. Community Beaches are less densely developed beaches backed by low-rise or single-family dwellings while Urban Beaches are those which are highly developed, including intensely developed areas with high-rise condos and resorts. Park/ Habitat Beaches include areas that undertake beach nourishment solely for habitat restoration and park projects. They may include beaches in remote regions or in the middle of a city. For the last 40 years, beach restoration has been the preferred method of shore protection in coastal communities. Beach restoration is the process of placing beach-quality sand on dwindling beaches to reverse or offset the effects of erosion. The three main reasons for restoration are storm protection, which is especially important on a low-lying island such as Captiva, wildlife habitat restoration and recreation. According to the ASBPA, more than two billion people visit Americas beaches every year. And for every dollar the federal government spends on beach nourishment, it gets an estimated $320 back in tax revenues. Local, state and federal agencies provide the funding for beach restoration projects, and casting your votes is one way to show how much you value that. Americas coastal communities are responsible for a huge economic boom, added Gooderham. And it is also critical to help the beaches ecologically. The most popular beaches will be announced next month, and each winner will be honored at a ceremony next spring during the ASBPAs annual Coastal Summit in Washington, DC. For more information, visit www. asbpa.org.


37 ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 2012Shell Point Class On Arab Spring One Year LaterThe Academy at Shell Point invites Southwest Florida residents to attend a class on The Arab Spring One Year Later. The presentation will take place on Monday, May 7 from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. in the Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point Retirement Community. Tickets are required to attend, and can be purchased for $10 each by calling 454-2054. Shell Point welcomes back Professor Adrian Kerr to discuss the key stepping stones that led to almost simultaneous uprisings across North Africa and the Middle East in the spring of 2011 as he focuses on the Arab Spring. The Middle East has always been an enigma to observers in the West. It was the birthplace of three of the worlds major religions and contains a majority of the planets oil and gas. It has been fought over for more than four thousand years and during this time many nations have risen and collapsed, with entire tribes of people completely disappearing. Even today, this region is torn by political unrest and conflict. Professor Kerr has been a part of our Academy of Lifelong Learning for several years now and always brings some of the most intriguing and informative presentations to our residents and the community, said Teri Kollath, manager of Academy and Volunteer Services. His knowledge about so many cultures and their histories is insightful and amazing, and with this presentation he will help us examine the main events that have caused so much turmoil in this region for the past year by taking attendees back in time to look at the history of this area. Then he will share recent first hand experiences of the area since his presentation to us last January. The Academy of Life Long Learning at Shell Point is a lifelong learning educational initiative for the residents of the retirement community. The Academy provides anywhere from 70 to 90 classes each semester, that encompasses a well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults. The Academy of Life Long Learning at Shell Point was named as one of 2008s most innovative active aging programs by the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA), an association that supports professionals who develop wellness/fitness facilities and services for age 50-plus adults. To learn more about Shell Point Retirement Community, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131. Professor Adrian Kerr Assisted Living Medical Leave Planby Priscilla FriedersdorfA breakfast tray bearer enters. Thank you for breakfast. The grits look great, but do you know when I am going home? You can ask the nurse when she comes on duty. Nurse with thermometer, Mpah, when can I go home? Ask the doctor when he comes in. Lunch tray bearer enters. Tapioca is one of my favorites, but when can I go home? Ask the nurse. Nurse with chart and pills, Please, nurse, when can I go home? I just came on duty, I will have to check the computer. Physician bustles in. Good morning, Buenos dias, Bon dia, Guten morgen, Bonjour. Doctor, I want to go home right away. Please, when can I leave? Mmmmm, I dont know, but let me check the computer. Sir, you have a very good insurance policy, so you really have nothing to worry about. Night nurse with pills. Please, nurse, when can I go home? I am weak from bed rest! I dont know, the computer is down and tomorrow is Sunday. The doctor doesnt come in until Monday afternoon. Orderly mopping the floor. How can I get out of here? Gee, buddy, I dont know but theres a wheelchair down the hall if you want to roam about a bit. Wife arrives. Sweetheart, unplug me and grab my shoes. Send your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com Live Entertainment 8pm-11pm Wed Fri Stone Crab Claws Are HERE! Lunch & Dinner Daily Happy Hour Nightly Find Us on Facebook


ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 201238 First Accounts From The Titanicby Max FriedersdorfOne hundred years ago near midnight on Sunday, April 14, 1912, the worlds largest passenger liner was plowing through the North Atlantic at top speed despite receiving six wireless warnings of dangerous pack ice and icebergs in the vicinity. The Titanic was on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York with 2,200 passengers and crew aboard, including some of the wealthiest people on earth, as well as hundreds of steerage class immigrants hoping for a better life in America. The huge ship was nearly the length of three football fields and required 37 seconds to elapse before the rudder could effect a change of course. This was not nearly enough time when a huge berg was spotted dead ahead. Moving at 25 mph, the 45,000-ton Titanic (irresistible force) struck the mammoth berg (immovable object) a glancing blow that sliced a 100-yard gash in the ships side below the water line. Promoted as unsinkable, most passengers and crew did not take the collision seriously at first, despite the stopped engines and listing. But within minutes, the captain, architect and owner knew the ship was doomed as sea water was flooding the baggage and mail rooms, the squash court and more ominously the boiler and engine areas. Within half an hour, desperate wireless signals were piercing the air waves calling for assistance and the first lifeboats were being lowered. Most passengers still had faith in the Titanic staying afloat and preferred remaining on board to being lowered 80 feet into a lifeboat in the middle of the Atlantic, 1,000 miles east of Boston. The ship was carrying 20 lifeboats, enough room for about one-third of the souls on board the Titanic. As the minutes ticked away and it became obvious the ship was going down, officers allowed only women and children in the lifeboats while husbands, fathers, sons and brothers were refused seats. It was now life or death to get a seat and the captain told the two wireless operators to try and save themselves while choosing himself to go down with the ship. (The architect also perished; the owner survived in a lifeboat.) When the Titanic finally foundered at 2:20 a.m., 1,514 passengers and crew were thrown into the icy 28 degree ocean and either drowned or froze to death. The 703 lifeboat survivors rowed and drifted until 4 a.m. when they were rescued by the arrival of the Carpathian, a smaller passenger liner that had picked up the distress call and raced 58 miles to the stricken vessel. The 100th anniversary of the historic maritime tragedy has prompted the publication of many new books about an event that still holds great interest and fascination. Every facet of human nature is on magnified display. There is hubris, arrogance, selfishness, cowardice; but also heroism, sacrifice, bravery and love. I highly recommend two new books on the Titanic saga. Titanic First Accounts is a compilation of eyewitness accounts by the surviving passengers and crew who were interviewed shortly after their rescue or testified before hearings in New York and London. The book also contains excerpts from memoirs of passengers who survived that incredible night. After arriving at the scene where the Titanic went down, Captain A.H. Rostron of the Carpathian recalled, I also saw icebergs all around me. There were about 20 icebergs that would be anywhere from about 150 to 200 feet high, and numerous smaller bergs; also numerous ones we call growlers anywhere from 10 to 12 feet high and 10 to 15 feet long, above the water. Another strong recommendation is Titanic Tragedy, A New Look At The Lost Liner by John Maxtone-Graham, a maritime historian. This book, available at the Sanibel Public Library, offers a contemporary assessment of the century-old tragedy. The author interviewed many of the survivors over the years, including Violet Jessop, a young Irish girl serving as a stewardess on the Titanic. Violet was given a seat on one of the last lifeboats. A young mother tossed down an infant that Violet caught and kept tightly embraced in her arms throughout the night until hauled aboard the Carpathian. Maxtone-Graham also provides a clear, but unforgiving explanation for the failure of the nearby merchant ship Californian to come to the rescue despite being within sight of the frantic distress signals and rockets from the sinking Titanic. Titanic First Accounts by Tim Maltin. Penguin Books, 2012, paperback, 375 pages, $16. Titanic Tragedy, A New Look At The Lost Liner by John MaxtoneGraham. W.W. Norton & Company, 2011, hardback, 235 pages, $24.95. (Available on the new books shelf at the Sanibel Public Library). Myra Roberts Book SigningMeet Sanibel artist Myra Roberts at 2 Islands Gallery on Captiva for Project Tolerance, a collection of 30 oil paintings about famed diarist Anne Frank. She will appear on Friday, April 13 from 4 to 6 p.m. Wine and hors doeuvres will be served. The glossy, 58-page art catalogue contains color plates of Frank at various stages in her life, from a young girl enjoying the countryside in the Netherlands to her imprisonment in a Nazi concentration camp. 2 Islands Gallery is located at Chadwicks Square on Captiva, near the entrance to South Seas Island Resort. For more information, call 772-5408. Myra Roberts painting Sharpest Weapon Corner of Periwinkle & Tarpon Bay Rd. in the Baileys Shopping Plaza Come enjoy our new outdoor seating GEORGE & WENDYS SEAFOOD GRILLE pg p g


39 ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 2012Writer Lee Bennett Hopkins To Speak At Edison College Namesake of Edison State Colleges Lee Bennett Hopkins Writing Institute, Lee Bennett Hopkins, will take part in the 50th Anniversary Distinguished Speakers Series 2012. A reception will take place on April 19 at 5:30 p.m. followed by the presentation at 6 p.m. Light hors doeuvres and wine will be served for this third (and final) event Hopkins will speak on Celebrity Encounters In Writing. For more information, visit www.edison.edu/foundation. Hopkins is one of the nations most sought-after speakers on the subject of childrens literature. He has written and edited numerous award-winning books for children and young adults, as well as professional texts and curriculum materials. He has taught elementary school and served as a consultant to school systems throughout the country. Hopkins graduated from Kean University, Bank Street College of Education, and holds a Professional Diploma in Educational Supervision and Administration from Hunter College. In 1980 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Kean University. In 1989 he received the University of Southern Missis-sippi Medallion for outstanding contributions to the field of childrens literature in recognition of his work; 2009 brought him the National Council of Teachers of English Excellence in Poetry for Children, recognizing his aggregate body of work. In 2010 he received the Florida Libraries Lifetime Achievement Award. At the heart of all his writing is the dedication to bringing children and books together. You must teach children to love books, he insists. We spend too much time teaching children to read and not enough time teaching them to love to read. To encourage the recognition of poetry, he has established two major awards: the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, presented annually by Penn State University for a single volume of poetry, and the Lee Bennett Hopkins/International Reading Association Promising Poet Award, presented every three years by IRA. Events are free but registration is required. Seating is limited. To reserve a place, contact Danessa Stevens at 489-9210. Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetic Voicesselected by Don BrownMountain Rainby Raymond BuckWhite mountain green never forgotten rain showers peak hanging mists downpours falling from dark clouds creating cascades rushing over giant slabs through flumes of ancient granite stability to walk a mountain path in a light rain delights and challenges the will and the aging legs as well to keep on with the climb until the summit welcomes and the cloud mists part. Raymond Bucks first book of poems, South of Providence, was published in 2009. A member of a Sanibel writing group, he reads his poetry at Writers Reads and whenever anyone asks. He also writes for and about the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village on Sanibel Island. Top Ten Books On The Island1. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins 2. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins 3. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 4. Unlikely Friendships by Jennifer Holland 5. Warrior by Bob Risch and Jim Hunt 6. My Beautiful Broken Shell by Carol Adams 7. Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White 8. Chomp by Carl Hiaasen 9. Dry Grass ofAugust by Anna Jean Mayhew 10. Chasing Midnight by Randy Wayne White Courtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop. 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 Enjoy Beachfront Casual Dining Enjoy Beachfront Casual Dining Enjoy Beachfront Casual Dining Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine A Andrea, Your Host Also available for weddings, private parties and corporate events Call for Reservations Open for Dinner 7 Days a Week From 5 p.m. until Late (239)472-4559 Inside the Historic Isla nd Inn 3 111 W. Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island or visit www.TraditionsOnTheBeach.com Live Entertainment Nightly Barbara Smith on Fridays Marvilla Marzan on Saturdays Join us for live music and dancing every night with Pianoman Joe McCormick and guests Sundays featuring Dusk Duo Andrea with Father Al & the Jazz Congregation And featuring Paul Ventura, aka Mr. Swing Wednesdays featuring Prime Rib Prime Jazz




FREETake Me Home NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands BUSINESS REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS VOL. 19, NO. 42 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA APRIL 13, 2012 B BSECTION Shell Museum Participating In Reciprocal Membership ProgramThere are now another 100 reasons why membership at The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum has become more valuable than ever. Along with its recent inclusion into the North American Reciprocal Museums program, the museum announces its participation in the Southeastern Reciprocal Membership (SERM) program. If you join the museum at the $50 level or above, you automatically become a member of SERM, which entitles you to free admission as well as program, lecture, and store discounts and other benefits at nearly 100 museums in 15 states. Some of the participating Florida institutions include Art Center Sarasota, the Orlando Museum of Art and the Tampa Museum of Art. Museums may restrict benefits, so contact the institution prior to your visit for more information. To see a list of participating museums, visit the Membership page at www. shellmuseum.org. To join The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum and learn more about the reciprocal membership program, contact John Suau at 395-2233, or email jsuau@shellmuseum. org. Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum members will be eligible to visit nearly 100 museums in 15 states for free Lucas Centurys Legacy Etched In Artwork At FGCUby Jeff LysiakOn March 29, when Florida Gulf Coast University officially dedicated Marieb Hall, the schools new health professions facility, one of the eye-catching elements of the building is the artwork hanging in the entranceway adjacent to the courtyard. And, like so many other places across the FGCU campus, that artwork was created by longtime Sanibel resident and master engraver Lucas Century. Im really amazed that everything turned out so right, because so many things could have gone wrong, said Century, who traveled to a quarry in Crossville, Tennessee to hand-pick the sandstone slabs for his latest FGCU display. Along one wall in the main hallway, Century has carved 10 individual squares of sandstone which he entitled Dynamic Crossings with each one depicting a different image sampled from the schools anatomy and physiology textbooks. They include close-up renderings of a heart, spine, hair follicle, kidney, brain, hyaline cartilage, cross-sections of muscle tissue, connective skeletal tissue and neurons. The day before the dedication of Marieb Hall, Darlene McLeod, director of advancement at FGCU, was admiring the newly-installed artwork along with a colleague. Earlier today, I saw a professor pointing out some of the details to a student, said McLeod. Thats what we wanted something that would be meaningful to the donor, but also something that could be put into use by the students. I think it will create some fun, especially watching people try to match up the imagery with the movement in the stone. According to Century, traveling to the Tennessee quarry from his Sanibel home proved well worth his time. I went up there thinking I was getting two-inch sandstone I didnt even know that they were available in one-inch, continued on page 10B Lucas Century stands in front of his artwork hanging at Marieb Hall on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University Image of the 10 individual carved square stones, plus the title and dedication plaques


ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 20122B Win A Vacation On Captiva, Help Support CROWWith only 500 tickets printed per property, your chances of winning a week stay at a beautiful Captiva vacation property are very good. We are supporting CROW this year by selling raffle tickets to three separate Royal Shell Vacations properties, stated Randy Bacik, CEO of Royal Shell Vacations. Weeklong stays at two homes on Andy Rosse Lane, Sorrento and At The Beach, plus a condo in South Seas Resort are included in the raffle. The drawing will be held on April 30, and at this time Royal Shell Vacations is opening the opportunity to island residents, guests and workers. There are three levels of support: The Otter Level ($100) enters you in the drawing for a week stay at Sorrento (value: $ 5,500.00, sleeps 14) The Raccoon Level ($60) enters you in the drawing for a week stay At The Beach (value: $3,200.00, sleeps 8) The Tortoise Level ($20) enters you in the drawing for a week stay at South Seas Beach Villa 2528 (value: $1,200.00, sleeps 6) Prices are estimates and subject to change, availability is June 1 through December 1, 2012 and June 1 through December 1, 2013. Holiday weeks are excluded, and other terms and conditions may apply. All raffle proceeds benefit CROW. To enter, visit any three Royal Shell Vacations offices on the islands Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Offices are located on Sanibel at 1547 Periwinkle Way (next to Traders), 1997 Periwinkle Way (Tahitian Gardens). On Captiva, the Royal Shell Vacations office is located at 15050 Captiva Drive (the big building on the corner of Captiva Drive & Andy Rosse Lane). continued on page 28B Spend a week at one of these Captiva Village properties TRUST As the largest independent Trust Company in Southwest Florida, we combine personal service with world class investment management to create a superior client experience. Founded in 2001, we maintain the highest standards of safety and soundness. Client portfolios are separately managed and individually tailored to your total return, cash ow, and legacy needs. Experience the benets of private wealth management.Wealth Management | Trust Administration | Estate PlanningYour nancial future should rest in the hands of a company with the integrity and experience to preserve and grow your assets. sancaptrustco.com AMERICAN LEGION POST 123 SANIBELBBQ RIBS & CHICKENSUNDAY, APRIL 15th, 1-8 p.m.WERE BACK AT IT AGAIN!!!WHAT ARE YOU HUNGRY FOR? RIBS OR CHICKEN?(with tator salad & baked beans of course!)Your Choice $12For more information please call the Legion at 472-9979 4249 San-Cap Road (Mile Marker 3)COME ENJOY THE FOOD & DRINKS!


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ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 20124B Lions Welcome Candidate For International PostThe regular Wednesday meeting of the Sanibel Captiva Lions Club held a special event this week. The Lions Club International is holding elections for the position of international director and one of three candidates visited the club to talk about his candidacy and ask for the members support. The candidate is C. David Lloyd from Viera in Brevard County. He explained the importance of the election. Population growth outside the USA is leading to a rapid increase in the number of Lions from non-USA countries. It is therefore important for each of the U.S. directors to be prepared to play an active role in the international organization. Lloyd said he was fully committed to this and indeed relished the opportunity. His experience includes serving in all club officer positions and as club bulletin editor, webmaster, and IT chair. He has also served as zone chairman and district 35-R governor, cabinet secretary, credentials chair, and constitution and by-laws chair. In recognition of his Lions service he has received numerous awards including three International Presidents Certificates of Appreciation, an LCI membership key, four Golden Chain Awards, the Governors Achievement Award, two club Anchor Awards, a Club Presidents Excellence Award, and four 100% Club Secretary Awards. His wide experience will help him considerably in the demanding role of director and the many public events that will require his presence. He is particularly appreciative of the support he is receiving from the members of the Viera Lions Club and his wife Lion Carolyn and family: they are all working hard to promote his candidacy for international director representing Florida and the Bahamas. Members of the Sanibel Captiva Lions Club found Lloyds insightsinto the complex structure of Lions Club International, very useful in building a clear understanding of the wide ranging activities at international level. Lion President Rick Siders thanked him for his contribution to the meeting and wished him every success in the forthcoming election. The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club has been dedicated to helping the less fortunate since its inception on December 26, 1967. The proceeds from its various fundraising events help support a number of charities. Academic scholarships for handicapped students and programs for the visually impaired are just two of the causes that the club supports. To make donations and a full list of causes and organizations supported by the Sanibel Captiva Lions Club, visit: http://sanibelcaptivalions.org/fund_raising/contribute. html. Lion C. David Lloyd From left, Lion C. David Lloyd and his wife Lion Carolyn Lloyd; Sanibel Captiva Lion President Rick Siders; Lion Jean Ringelstein; and Lion Bill Ringelstein, Lloyds campaign manager 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. Rec Center memberships have many benefits, including over 40 fitness classes per week, a state of the art weight room with full cardiovascular and strength training equipment, complimentary health screenings and much more. As a member of the Sanibel Recreation Center, an online account is available for you to renew your membership, reserve tennis courts, register for programs and view volunteer opportunities. Visit us at www.mysanibel.com to view our current weekly schedule and special events. 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. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


Tarpon Tournament Coming In MayBesides the opportunity to fish with awardwinning author Randy Wayne White and win cash awards amounting to 100 percent of entry fees, the Ding Darling & Doc Fords Tarpon Tournament on May 5 will benefit the species by asking participating anglers to perform DNA scrubs on their tarpon catches before releasing them. Were giving the fishermen extra points if they do the simple DNA test, said Birgie Vertesch, executive director of Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge, a title sponsor. This tournament is all about helping wildlife. Sponsorship proceeds benefit conservation efforts at the refuge, and participants enter their catches by photo. The Tarpon Genetics Recapture Study uses the analysis of tarpon DNA to establish a DNA fingerprint of tarpon in Florida, says the Florida Fish and Wildlife website. DNA samples are collected and submitted by volunteers eager to protect the silver kings through better understanding of tarpon biology. This is a catch, release, and care tarpon tournament with an element of research, said Paul Tritaik, refuge manager at Ding Darling Refuge. Hopefully more people will learn about them and the need to keep our waters clean. The inaugural tournament kicks off with a Captains Dinner Friday, May 4 at Doc Fords Bar & Grille on Fort Myers Beach. The cost of the meal and the awards ceremony dinner following the tournament the next day are included in the entry fee of $400 per boat of up to four. As part of the award ceremonies Randy Wayne White, recently listed on The New York Times Bestseller list for his latest Doc Ford novel, will emcee a Kangaroo Court 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. 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. This tournament should be around a long time and was badly needed, said Paul Primeaux, longtime Sanibel tarpon tournament competitor and owner of Sunglasses Internationale, one of the tournament sponsors. The starting order of the fishing boats will be determined by the order in which teams register, so the early bird gets the tarpon here, said Vertesch. To register, visit www.dingdarlingtarpontourney.com or call 292-0566. Other tournament sponsors include: Title Sponsor: Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille; Presenting Sponsor: Diversified Yacht Services; Platinum Sponsors: Florida Weekly, Lamar Advertising, Reel Animals Fishing Team, Suncoast Beverage; Gold Sponsors: AAA Blind Factory of Bonita Springs, Anonymous, Dan Hahn Custom Builders, Holiday Inn Sanibel Beach Resort, Island Sun, Sunglasses Internationale; Silver Sponsors: The Bait Box, Bobs Machine Shop, Fort Myers Beach Tarpon Hunters Club, Gulf Star Marina, Jensens Island Resort & Marina, John Grey Painting, MustDo.com Visitor Guide, Nave Plumbing, Paradise Advertising, RS Walsh Landscaping, Sanibel Bean, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, Sanibel Captiva Daily, Sanibel Island Fishing Club. American Legion Post 123 NewsThis Sunday, April 15, American Legion Post 123 will serve up a BBQ ribs and chicken dinner from 1 to 8 p.m. Cost is $12. Next Sunday, April 22, the featured meal will be a meatloaf dinner. Every Monday night, Post 123 hosts a 9-Ball Pool Tournament starting at 6 p.m. Spectators and new players are always welcome to attend. Texas Holdem is played every Thursday night at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. Players are welcome. Every Friday, a six-ounce ribeye steak sandwich is served all day. Stop in and try one of the half-pound burgers, check out the daily specials and the full menu. Food is served all day, every day. The public is welcome. American Legion Post 123 is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 9 p.m., located at mile marker three on SanibelCaptiva Road. For more information, call 472-9979. Author Randy Wayne White will be on hand to fish and preside over a Kangaroo Court during the fishing tourney 5B ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 2012 Hortoons San-Cap Chamber Annouces Annual Meeting DateThe Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, April 17 at Tween Waters Inn on Captiva at 5:30 p.m. and this meeting will be followed by a cocktail reception. The Chamber will be gathering to review with its members the key activities and achievements over this past year. Also on the agenda, will be the appointment of three new Chamber board members and the appointment of a new chairperson. In addition to these appointments, there will be an award ceremony where awards including New Business of the Year, Business of the Year, Citizen of the Year and the Susan Rosica Gray Volunteer of the Year will be presented. Traditionally this event attracts all the key business owners and managers of Sanibel and Captivas thriving economy. Approximately 200 members and guests are expected to attend this event. For additional information, visit www. sanibel-captiva.org.


ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 20126B Around The Islands With AnneFit Is Foremost At Aqua Beachwear; CPA Opens Sanibel Officeby Anne MitchellAqua Beachwear is swimsuit central when it comes to fashion, flair and, above all, fit. The Sanibel store in Periwinkle Place is all about ensuring a snug and flattering fit for all body types. The staff is expert in homing in on the shapes and styles to make the most of your assets and downplay the rest. No woman need be afraid to enter the dressing rooms here. There truly is a suitable suit for everyone. Judging by the array of styles currently in the store, womens swimwear is following the trend in apparel. Colorful hues and jazzy prints are evident this season and there is no need to be a shrinking violet. Purple in its many shades enhances most skin tones, according to Mary Bauer, president of Aqua Beachwear, which has given purple the royal treatment this season. Bauer, who is considered an authority in the beachwear industry, is crazy about bold prints right now, especially those in the Trina Turk Marrakesh Express collection. In addition to Trinas gorgeous and bright prints in swimwear along with her tunic and dress cover ups, we love the way her prints look in a pant. Printed pants have emerged as a bold spring trend, forget about your standard solid cover ups its time to embrace pants with energetic prints instead. Its a fun way to add a little freshness to your wardrobe. Frankly, were a bit obsessed with these fabulous pants, said Bauer on her swimsuit blog. Bohemian influence runs rampant through the fashion world from season to season, says Bauer. The hippie-inspired style gives birth to must-have trends almost as many times as Nicole Richie and Kate Moss step out their front door. In the ever evolving moment of boho-chic, fringe is having its moment. The decorative trimming adds attitude and interest to otherwise simple shapes. She notes that Denise Richards and Melissa Gorga sported L*Space fringe tops in fashion magazines. Even swimsuits are going green. The company that makes Miraclesuits has introduced a new line called Eco Swim thats flattering for your figure and better for the environment. The base fabric (Repreve nylon), the linings, the trim components such as grommets, zippers and snaps, even the packaging and hangtags, are all made from recycled materials., Swimsuit master Gottex, whose suits are legendary, now has a line featuring control fabrics. For more information, go to http://aquabeachwear.com or phone 472-2676. What CPA Mike Miller wants islanders to know about his business Michael Miller CPA, PL is that hes not seeking large accounts, but rather would like to be helpful to individuals and small business owners. I want to work with people who are growing a business, who dont need sophisticated services but just need good advice. We have an open door policy, we tell people to stop in or phone. Millers wife Linda is manager of their bright and airy office in back of The Village Shops. They are friendly and welcoming and enjoy providing a service to people who might be intimidated by the average buttoned-up, dark-suited CPA. Miller was wearing Levi jeans and a polo shirt the day I stopped in and he says thats his usual garb. We want to make people feel comfortable. I am not like a lot of CPAs. I do a lot of public speaking and networking. I am trying to keep myself accessible, he said. Miller has been in the financial advice business for more than 30 years, first in Wisconsin and, for the past eight years, on Sanibel and in Naples, Fort Myers and Bonita Springs. He said hes not just about making money but helping people in the community. He and his wife have thrown themselves into the Sanibel community. He has served on the board of the Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce and on April 17 will be inducted as the chambers chairman. The Millers chaired the chamber-run Luminary Festival last year and will do so again in 2012. Miller provides a full range of services to individuals and businesses, including personal income taxes, business taxes, bookkeeping, accounting, auditing, CFO services and small business/nonprofit consulting. The Miller firm specializes in services to small to medium size organizations including retail, commercial, nonprofit, condo and homeowner associations, clubs and real estate related entities. He has spent the last eight years practicing in the CPA profession in Fort Myers, Bonita, Naples and Sanibel. He is also a licensed Community Association Manager. The office is at 2340 Periwinkle Way, Suite J-2. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, phone 472-1323. Why Knot womens clothing store in The Village shops has added colors to its line of highly popular T-shirts that feature Sanibel newspaper headlines and photographs. Now, besides black and white, you can get hot pink, yellow and turquoise. The lightweight pre-shrunk cotton T-shirts are $28 and the nightshirts/coverups are $38. Some people wear the nightshirts as daywear with leggings. The stores Sanibel Shelling Dress, a soft T-shirt-type tank dress, has proven very popular with its deep pockets. By Click, its $72 and comes in three colors. For more information, phone 472-3003. LIVE ON THE ISLANDS Traditions on the Beach at the Island Inn has live entertainment nightly. This weeks lineup includes: Thursday, April 12 Pianoman Joe McCormick for popular favorites and smooth vocal stylings, R&B, jazz and pop for dancing; Friday, dancing to 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, acoustic guitar, contemporary music and dance; Wednesday, Buckeye Ken, contemporary, Top 40 and blues; Thursday, 2 Hot, contemporary, reggae and dance. The Jacaranda is at 1223 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-1771. Traders features music by Chris Workman Wednesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. and Danny Morgan and Friends on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. Traders is at 1551 Periwinkle Way, phone 4727242. The Stone Crab A Shrimp & Seafood House, features Steve Reynolds on Wednesdays, Gene Federico on Thursdays and Slow Deal on Fridays and Saturdays. The restaurant is at 2761 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, phone 472-0305. 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 continued on page 25B Mike Miller, CPA Juicy Couture slant-stipe beach dress from Aqua Beachwear Trina Turk tunic from Aqua Beachwear 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.


SANIBEL SANIBEL SANIBEL SANIBEL SANIBEL FORT MYERS CAPTIVA SANIBEL CAPTIVA SANIBEL CAPTIVA SANIBEL CAPTIVA Follow us on Short Walk or Bike Ride to Beach Adorable 2BD/1BA Home Lush Tropical Surroundings Numerous Recent Updates $349,900 MLS 2120385 Katie Brady, 239.770.6061TRUE ISLAND TREASURE 2 Acres of Ultimate Sanibel Real Estate Gated Subdivision Gulf Ridge Sophisticated but Casual 4BD/4.5BA Elevator, Wood Floors, Gourmet Kitchen $4,250,000 MLS 2120422 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435PANORAMIC BEACH FRONT Furnished 4BD/4BA East End & Steps to Beach Large, Heated Lap Pool Gourmet Kitchen with Granite $899,000 MLS 2701743 Jim Branyon 239.565.3233WALK TO BEACH AND BAY 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Located on Quiet Cul-de-Sac Situated on Nearly 1.5 Acre Lot Exquisitely Updated-Fantastic Pool Area $749,000 MLS 2110864 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984GUMBO LIMBO COTTAGE Rarely Available 3BD/3BA Serene Natural Setting-Nestled in Pines Gorgeous River Views Floating Dock, Multiple Porches $599,000 MLS 2120012 Sarah Ashton 239.691.4915SEA PINES TOWNHOME 4 Bedroom Waterfront Oasis 256 Directly on the River New 40 Dock Accommodates 70 Boat Call Today for Private Showing $3,345,000 MLS 2110821 Fred Newman or Vicki Panico 239.826.2704PRESTIGIOUS ST. CHARLES HARBOUR Spacious 3 Bedrooms, 2.5-Baths Expansive Water Views Across the Channel Private Dock and Boat House Fabulous Outdoor Living w/Pool $2,350,000 MLS 2100405 Jane Reader Weaver 239.472.1302YOUR OWN SECLUDED PARADISE 3BD/3.5BA Direct Access Canal Home Recently Remodeled-3,000 S.F. Living Space Large Screened Pool 140 of Beautiful Seawall Canal Frontage $1,795,000 MLS 2120159 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984PREMIER EAST END LOCATION 2BD/3BA with Whimsical, Eclectic Dcor Large Roof Top Deck Lushly Landscaped Pool/Spa/Patio Bayfront Deck, Fireplace and So Much More $1,749,000 MLS 2111332 John & Denice Beggs 239.357.5500EXPANSIVE BAY VIEWS Encompasses One Entire Floor 2,120 S.F. of Living Expansive Gulf of Mexico Views Offered Fully Furnished $1,099,000 MLS 2120224 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984BEACHCOMBER Gulf-to-Bay Exclusive Development Mediterranean Style-Separate Guest Pod Boat Dockage & Beach Frontage Tropical Style Pool with Waterfall $3,995,000 MLS 2120177 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435GATED TARPON BAY 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths Beautifully Updated Private Estate Unparalleled Gulf Views Wraparound Lanais & Gorgeous Pool $3,695,000 MLS 2110707 Jane Reader Weaver 239.472.1302SANIBELS FINEST SUBDIVISION 2 Bedrooms, 2.5-Baths Beach and Boating Updated 2-Level Beach Home Located in the Village $679,000 MLS 2801611 Sally Davies 239.691.3319SUNSET CAPTIVA SANIBEL 4BD/4BA with 2 Master Suites Oversized Lot For Privacy Beautiful Setting on Sanibel River Gorgeous Pool Setting $1,249,000 MLS 2120417 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435CHATEAUX SUR MER 1BD at South Seas Island Resort Completely Updated Interior Tropical Courtyard Views Steps to Pool, Beach, Restaurants & More! $225,000 MLS 2120046 Fred Newman & Vicki Panico 239.826.2704TENNIS VILLA 3121 CAPTIVA SANIBEL 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms Gorgeously Remodeled and Decorated Beach Views From Living Room & Porch Virtual Tour: www.compasspointcondo.info $569,000 MLS 2111084 Bob & Viv Radigan 239.691.6240GREAT ISLAND BEACH CONDO!FORT MYERS 1870 Clayton Court Ft. Myers, FL 33907 239.689.7653 BONITA SPRINGS26811 S. Tamiami Trail Bonita Springs, FL 34134239.992.9100 SANIBEL ISLAND 959 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239.472.0078 CAPTIVA ISLAND 15050 Captiva Drive Captiva, FL 33924 239.472.0078 NAPLES 601 Fifth Ave S Naples, FL 34102 239.213.9100 NAPLES 3000 Tamiami Trail N Naples, FL 34103 239.213.9100 SANIBEL ISLAND 1997 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239.472.0078 CAPTIVA ISLAND11499 Andy Rosse Lane Captiva, FL 33924 239.472.0078 NAPLES 589 Fifth Ave S Naples, FL 34103 239.261.9101 We make it easy. You make it home.RoyalShellRealEstate.com (800) 805.0168 Real Estate 7B ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 2012


ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 20128B The Dunes Debuts Summer Camps, Family Socialby Jeff LysiakLooking for some family-friendly recreation on the island? This summer, The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club will introduce 10 weeks filled with unforgettable, educational and fun camp activity options for children ages 6 to 14 years. Running from June 4 through August 10, The Dunes Summer Day Camp Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily will feature professional golf and tennis instruction as well as recreational instruction in soccer, volleyball, hockey, art, theater, water sports and more. PGA Professionals will oversee campers etiquette, game rules and in-swing development, including chipping, putting, long, mid and short irons along with fairway woods and drivers. Campers will also enjoy supervised play on their championship course. USPTA and USPTR certified tennis professionals will oversee instruction in the proper development of ground strokes, volleying, serving and strategy. The curriculum will be customized for young players through high-level intermediate players. In addition, the facility will offer Penny Play Day every Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m., with putting, corn hole and other sport-related activities, sidewalk chalk and crafts for the whole family. Penny Pool Days will also take place throughout the summer months on Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m. On Sunday, April 29, The Dunes is inviting all islanders to attend their Sanibel Summer Social. Bring the whole family from 3 to 7 p.m. and enjoy dancing to the sounds of the Danny Morgan Band on their sand dance floor, experience the clubs complimentary reception, preview golf and tennis clinics and childrens summer camps and sign up for a membership giveaway. Also, a one-day-only opportunity to sign up for a Family Social Membership at The Dunes will be available for a special rate of $599. For additional information about The Dunes Summer Day Camp, Junior Golf Program, Junior Tennis Program or Advanced Golf Academy Program, contact Leilani Sivsov at 472-3355 or lsivsov@luxuryresorts.com. The Dunes also hosted an art reception on March 29 for students from The Sanibel School. Following the theme Values, the pupils created artwork Sammy Rose, Matthew Rose and Ralph Clancey with their artwork The Dunes hosted an art reception for students from The Sanibel School and their parents Sanibel: Great business opportunity! Newly renovated retail center with high visibility on Periwinkle Way. $ 1,399,000 Gulf Harbour: Breathtaking Riverfront Estate! With over 5,300 sq. ft of finest quality design and dcor in Edgewater. $ 3,050,000 Fort Myers: This magnificent two-level, 6 bedroom / 5 bathroom masterpiece offers the ultimate in elegant living on 1 acre. $ 1,950,000 Captiva: Exquisite condominium in Lands End within th e South Seas Island Resort, 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom. $ 1,299,000 Thomas Hopf 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 Sanibel, FL 33957 Tel.: 239-472-0044 www.engelvoelkers.com/sanibel 472-2853Tile samples to your door!Tile, Marble, Stone, with remodels & repairs A Specialty! SANIBEL CREATIVE TILE CO.Lic. & Ins.Celebrating our 30th year on Sanibel & Captiva 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.


9B ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 2012inspired by the paintings of three masters: Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh and Georgia OKeeffe. Art instructor Tylor Stewart and her students attended the reception last month. Artwork displayed at The Dunes wwas created by first graders Sammy Rose and Isaac Peterson; second graders Anicca Sivsov, Riley Mann, Kayla Nette, Amy Martinez, Sophia DeCosta and Will Lejeune; third graders Matthew Rose and Max Vaughn; fourth graders John Labar, Taylor Fox and Isabella Sbarra; and fifth graders Isabella DeCosta, Emanoelle Peter, Kathryn Kortegast, Calie Connor, Christine Reim, Lou Vaughn and Ralph Clancey. John Labar, Tylor Stewart and Will Lejeune Students test their skills on the putting green Riley Mann and her artwork To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 2242 Periwinkle Way Suite 3 in Sanibel Square 220 Southwinds Dr, beach home in private, small neighborhood with community deeded beach access at end of street $499K furnished 555 Piedmont Rd, Sanibel Highlands near-beach $149K 545 Rabbit Rd, Sanibel River Estates near beach $199K 1847 Farm Trail, Island Woods, community pool $249K 1120 Olga Ave, big lot just off East Gulf Dr $299K 1118 Sand Castle Rd, The Dunes golf community $299K 5307 Umbrella Pool, Sanibel Bayous parcel $449K 837 Limpet Dr 1/2+acre on Shell Harbor canal $930K Lighthouse Point #332, large topfloor 2 bedroom & den with beach & sunset views, new carpet & paint, 2 terraces & porch, pool/tennis $474K SANIBEL SINGLE-FAMILY HOME LOTS Sandalfoot #5C1 has this gulf-facing view, east-end 2-bedroom walkout earning great income in on-site rental program $699K Oceans Reach #2B1 decorator remodeled beachfront walk-out 1 bedroom with super income onsite $699K furnished Kings Crown #212, bright 2nd floor corner 2 bedroom with open kitchen, extra windows & end-of-walk-way privacy, & income $599K furnished Colony Resort #47, aka Colonnades, near-beach eastend 2nd floor 1 bedroom with updated kitchen & nightly rental income $149K 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 SanibelSusan.com Mariner Pointe bayfront top-floor 2 bedroom with high ceilings; beach access, pools, tennis, dockage, & fishing pier $299.9K Sundial Beach & Golf Resort #I-101, remodeled ground floor walk-out club suite with over $40K annually in rental income $349.9K furnished Sanibel Arms West #M7, 2nd floor 2 bedroom with income; tiled living areas, plantation shutters, & new stack washer/ dryer $399.9K Townhouse-style 1/2 duplex in The Dunes golf & tennis community; 3 bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths, new roof, & private end-of road location $324.9K 542 North Yachtsman Dr, charming beach home near marina with 60+ dock, west-facing pool, bright open great room design $699K Seashells of Sanibel 2-bedroom 2nd floor end-unit with pool, tennis & beach access; in convenient on-site rental program $274K furnished Gulfside Place, expansive views of beach, gulf, & tropical courtyard, from this top-floor 2 bedroom with den (decorated as 3 bedroom) $974K 916 Beach Rd, easyliving 1-level spacious 3 bedroom with great room, library, music room, raised pool, hot tub, & this dock, beach just up street $999K Direct beach-front 2 bedroom with den at Compass Point with over $55K in rental income last year $999K decorator decor Lisa Murty Realtor David Anderson Elise Carnes Susan Andrews Realtor Blog at SanibelSusan.wordpress.com


ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 201210B From page 1BLegacy At FGCUnoted Century, who now has his artwork represented in six different buildings across the FGCU campus. Leonardo da Vincis Vitruvian Man inspired Centurys drawing and sketches inside Whitaker Hall while the wall plaque at Harvs Place highlights the story of two longtime university supporters, Harvey and Janet Cohen. In addition, Tourbillion a gigantic etched glass disk adorns the lobby of Academic Building 7 while his largest work Water Symphony, a 10-by30-foot mural can be found inside the Bower School of Music. To have an institution have such a wide collection of my work is something that I never imagined could happen, said Century, whose association with the school began in 2001. And over the years, they have given me the freedom to continue my work and build a relationship with the donors. I have even brought some of them out to my workshop in my home and Ive shown them how I do what I do. That allows them to get handson with the artwork themselves. Dr. Mitchell L. Cordova, dean of the College of Health Professions, was pleased with how attractive and detailed Centurys carved renderings looked inside Marieb Hall. Ive been familiar with Lucs work here at the school, so I knew this was going to be good, said Dr. Cordova, standing in front of the new display. But I didnt know how detailed these were going to be. He has created such depth in these rich images. Its tremendous. And its doing exactly what we wanted it to provoking questions and conversations in both the macro and micro environment. For Century, hearing such praise is both rewarding and humbling. I havent gotten this kind of response to my work before, he added. You never set limits on your own creativity. You do the best that you can do. I am very grateful for all of the experiences that this university, and this community, have given to me. Century puts the sandstone through some tests at the quarry in Tennessee Lining up each stone precisely was critical in the installation of the 10 plaques A detailed, close-up look at one of Centurys carved stones At the Marieb Hall ribbon-cutting ceremony from left: Serina Beauparlant, Dr. Elaine Nicpon Marieb, Dr. Wilson G. Bradshaw, Dr. Mitchell L. Cordova and Ismael Rivera photo courtesy FGCU Century chats with Dr. Mitchell Cordova, dean of the FGCU College of Health Professions


Chuck Bergstrom Chuck Bergstrom Island Resident, RE/MAX Award Winning Realtor Office: 239.472.2311, Toll Free: 800.388.2311 Chuck@ChuckBergstrom.com, www.ChuckBergstrom.com Island Resident, RE/MAX Award Winning Realtor Office: 239.472.2311, Toll Free: 800.388.2311 Chuck@ChuckBergstrom.com, www.ChuckBergstrom.com Buying, Selling or just want to chat... Buying, Selling or just want to chat... Talk to Chuck! Talk to Chuck! Great Service... Great Dedication... Great Results!!! Great Service... Great Dedication... Great Results!!! 4203 Dingman Dr. 4203 Dingman Dr. $2,595,000 $2,595,000 Fabulous renovation 0n this 4BR/3BA on West Gulf Dr. Gourmet kitchen w/stainless appliances, Birch wood floors. New baths, granite and quartz counters, gas fireplace. 10 ceilings, impact glass, new elevator, large screened porch. Large pool on an approximate acre parcel across from beach. Fabulous renovation 0n this 4BR/3BA on West Gulf Dr. Gourmet kitchen w/stainless appliances, Birch wood floors. New baths, granite and quartz counters, gas firepla ce. 10 ceilings, impact glass, new elevator, la rge screened porch. Large pool on an approximate acre parce l across from beach. 476 Las Tiendas Ln. 476 Las Tiendas Ln. 3 BR/2 BA Old Florida style home on the East end. Remodeled kitchen with stainless appliances. Bright, open with vaulted ceilings and wood floors. Enclosed lanai and large, heated, screened pool. Great location near beach, bay and shopping! 3 BR/2 BA Old Florida style home on the East end. Remodeled kitchen with stainless appliances. Bright, open with vaulted ceilings and wood floors. Enclosed lanai and large, heated, screened pool. Great location near beach bay and shopping!$599,000 $729,000 $729,000 Gorgeous 3 BR/3 BA near the beach in West Rocks. Beautifully remodeled and nicely furnished! Multiple french doors leading to lanai and pool area. Large master suite with fireplace and walk in closet. Enclosed pool and lanai. Short walk to the beach. Gorgeous 3 BR/3 BA near t he beach in West Rock s. Beautifully remodeled and nicely furnis hed! Multiple french doors leading to lanai and pool area. Large mast er suite with firepla ce and walk in closet. Enclosed pool and lanai. S hort walk to the beach. 3861 Coquina Dr. 3861 Coquina Dr. Sandalfoot 3D1 Sandalfoot 3D1 Bright and beautifully updated 2 BR/2 BA. GULF views! New tile, remodeled kitchen/baths. Nicely furnished corner unit with extra windows. WEEKLY RENTALS with on site Management office. AMENITIES!!! Pool, tennis court, grills, shuffleboard... Bright and beautifully updated 2 BR/2 BA. GULF views! New tile, remodeled kitchen/baths. Nicely furnished corner unit with extra windows. WEEKLY RENTALS with on site Management office. AMENITIES!!! Pool tennis court, grills, shuffleboard... $449,900 $449,900 Loggerhead Cay 434 Loggerhead Cay 434 Gorgeous top floor 2 BR/2 BA. Nice Gulf view. Completely remodeled. Beautifully furnished. Updated kitchen with breakfast bar, desk, appliances. New tile in kitchen/baths/lanai. WEEKLY RENTALS. Wonderful beachfront complex with lots of AMENITIES. Gorgeous top floor 2 BR/2 BA. Nice Gulf view. Completely remodeled Beautifully furnished. Updated kitchen with breakfast bar, desk, appliances. New tile in kitchen/baths/lanai WEEKLY RENTALS. Wonderful beachfront complex with lots of AMENITIES $625,000 $625,000 557 N. Yachtsman Dr. 557 N. Yachtsman Dr.$729,000 Private and beautifully furnished 4 BR/3 BA. Large master suite with sitting area and fireplace. Screened lanai, open balconies, covered parking. Enjoy the community pool and tennis court nearby. Near beach, marina, restaurants and shopping. Private and beautifully furnished 4 BR/3 BA. Large master suite with sitting area and fireplace. Screened lanai, open balconies, covered parking. Enjoy the community pool and tennis court nearby. Near beach, marina, restaurants and shopping. Tennis Place C35 Tennis Place C35 $255,000 $255,000 2 BR/1 BA clean and fully equipped unit. Overlooks a wide, direct access canal. Nice view! Beautifully landscaped. WEEKLY RENTALS! Only minutes to the Gulf by bike or boat. Boat dockage available to owners. Great location. 2 BR/1 BA clean and fully equipped unit. Overlooks a wide, direct access canal. Nice view! Beautifully landscaped. WEEKLY RENTALS! Only minutes to the Gulf by bike or boat. Boat dockage available to owners. Great location. $599,000 $599,000 Brand new 3 BR/2 BA elevated home. Overlooks river. Cathedral ceiling, Hickory wood floors, granite counters. Kitchen with large pantry, S/S appliances, 42 cabinets. Impact glass, 2 car garage with large storage area. Huge lot with new sod. Professionally landscaped. Brand new 3 BR/2 BA elevated home Overlooks river. Cathedral ceiling, Hickory wood floors granite counters. Kitchen with large pantry S/S appliances 42 cabinets. Impact glass, 2 car garage with large storage area. Huge lot with new sod. Professionally landscaped 9319 Kincaid Ct. 9319 Kincaid Ct. 11B ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 2012


ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 201212B Scholarship Applications Now AvailableThe Sanibel-Captiva Rotary is now accepting applications for two college scholarships for the 20122013 academic year, each with its own special requirements. The Rotary Club of Sanibel-Captiva has a long tradition of providing scholarships to students with outstanding academic achievement and financial need. The amount of the scholarship will be governed by the annual budget of the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Trust Fund. No scholarship will be less than $3,000 annually, and will be disbursed in increments of $1,500 per semester (fall/ spring). The scholarship may be renewed for up to the fourth year of college to students who maintain superior scholastic performance and financial need. The deadline for applying for these scholarships is April 30. Students must live on Sanibel Island or have parents that work on the island. Over the years the outstanding scholarship recipients have gone on to excel in their careers and become active members in their communities. The scholarships are: The Dick Aldrich Scholarship Aldrich exemplified all the qualities of a fine Rotarian. He was an active Rotary member for 20 years and served on numerous committees. He lived the Rotary motto of Service Above Self. The funds for this scholarship came from fellow Rotarians, his many Sanibel friends and family. The Rotary Club of SanibelCaptiva matched all funds received from those honoring Aldrichs memory. The recipient of this award can attend any post secondary higher education school they choose and must meet the requirements spelled out in the application, available as a download at www.sanibelrotary. org. This is a one-year scholarship. It will be renewed on a year-to-year basis with all previous recipients and new applicants being considered each year. The Bill Angst Florida Gulf Coast University Scholarship This scholarship is named in honor of Angst, a former president of the Sanibel Water Commission Board and past president of the Sanibel Rotary Club. Angst was very active in the community and the club. The recipient must go to the Florida continued on page 16BNominees Sought For Entrepreneur Of The Year AwardBased on the high level of positive community response, The Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University has extended the nomination deadline for the Inaugural Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The new deadline for nominations is Monday, April 16. The Inaugural Entrepreneur of the Year Award recognizes a small to midsized Southwest Florida business for its overall success as well as provides an opportunity for the local business community to celebrate its achievements. Community members are encouraged to nominate a local business from the five-county area (Collier, Lee, Glades, Hendry and Charlotte) for consideration as the Inaugural Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Strong candidates will be in business for three or more years; display a high level of overall success; and be able to demonstrate their innovations, achievements and local impact. Full nomination rules and eligibility can be found at www.sbdcawards.com. Entries will be judged by an expert panel of community business leaders headed by Tim Cartwright, chairman of Tamiami Angel Fund I, LLC. The award will be presented at the Inaugural Entrepreneur of the Year Awards and Dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23 in the ballroom at the Cohen Center on the Florida Gulf Coast University campus. WINK News Radio Anchor Jim McLaughlin will serve as the events emcee. The events keynote speaker will be Carl L. Gould, a lifelong entrepreneur, business mentor and award-winning coach who created the largest business mentoring organization in the world. Tickets for the Entrepreneur of the Year Award and Dinner are $100 per person, or $75 per person until April 15. For tickets and to learn more about exclusive sponsorship opportunities, visit www. sbdcawards.com or call Dan Regelski at 745-3705. Sanibels Priority HUNTER DOUGLAS Dealer. Sanibels BEST home value under $500,000 1610 S abal S ands Roa d SheilaHammons50@yahoo.comSheila Hammons, Realtor 239-848-7192 Open House! $499 00 0 Hosted by Sheila Hammons Date: Sunday April 15 Time: 1:00 to 4:00 Backs up to conservation property Pristine conditio n Th ree b e d room, two b at h Newer roof, kitchen, A/C and bathrooms


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 CORAL DRSOUTH FT. MYERSThis 5 Bed, 4.5 Bath FAMILY HOME is the best kept secret is where pleasing curb appeal & privacy are married in perfect union! Sprawling front staircase overlooks lush landscaping. The ambiance of this supremely crafted home hosts a formal dining room, or linger into the library with Birch wood built-ins. Celebrate culinary skills in the gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops & stainless steel appliances. LivingRoom offers designated media area with fireplace. Master bedroom suite is situated on main level with an open loggia overlooking pool. Upper level comprises of 3 bedrooms admired for their stylish design. Lower Level; 5th bedroom, media, wine, billiard-game, exercise & office. Offered for $644,900 Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. BLIND PASS CONDOThis well established, desirable, well maintained Blind Pass condo is a must see! This unit is steps away from one of the best shelling locations and secluded beaches on the Islands. This unit has great rental income and has remodeled kitchens and bathrooms. Dont miss your opportunity with this one! Offered for $499,000. Contact Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 or Connie Walters Ms Listr 239/841-4540. 3/4 ACRE ON CLAM BAYOUOutstanding Value, priced 30% less than the most recent Vacant Land Sale on the Bayou in Herons Landing. This is Not a Short Sale! located on a cul-de-sac in this popular community, offering a community boat dock, pristine tennis courts, pool and pool area with outdoor kitchen and deeded beach access. Develop the perfect homesite and create your own Gulf of Mexico views from this Bayou location and enjoy the tranquility of the Sanibel Lifestyle. Its Just Beautiful! Offered for $379,000 Contact Tracy Walters 239/994-7975. EXCEPTIONAL HOME ON ALMOST 1 ACRE!This 4 BR (could be 5 or 6), 41/2 bath home has too many new upgrades to mention all. 1st floor master has new Master Bath Custom Vanities, Kohler Jacuzzi, walkin Rain Shower, closet built-ins. 3 new A/Cs New Roof Many new Hurr. rated windows. Custom wood and marble floors, Spanish tile. The yard is big (almost an acre) and beautiful! The back is completely fenced, and the property extends approx 20-30 beyond the back fence and was left natural for a very private setting. Garage has extra storage rm/ workshop. Pinehurst is a great community, all larger homesites, tucked off of the popular Daniels Rd. corridor convenient to shops, restaurants, hospital/ medical, SWFL Reg Airport, Twins training stadium. Offered for $699,000. Contact Nancy Finch at 239/822-7825. New Listing HOME/LOT PACKAGE ON EAST END OF SANIBEL1800 sq ft beach house, less than 4 minute walk to private beach access! Buyer may pick all selections or disign a custom home. Rare opportunity to build your dream home on the east end. Offered for $725,000. Contact Ken Colter 239/851-1357 or Bob Berning 239/699-9597 PUNTA RASSA #302This elegantly appointed home has been completely renovated. Top of the line granite in kitchen and baths. Unique master bath & dressing area, design award, wood floors, dry bar, stainless steel appliances. Sun drenched with magnificent sunsets and views of Sanibel Island enhanced by hurricane glass enclosed lanai, hurricane glass on all windows. Social membership to Sanibel Harbour included. Turnkey and ready! Offered for $399,990. Contact Marianne Stewart 239/56-6420. SOUTH SEAS BAYSIDE VILLASWelcome to the Islands! This bay front condominium located in South Seas Island Resort. Renovated and updated, waterfront views. With the investors or vacation home in mind, these condominiums offer a great rental income. The waters edge Bayside Villa community has under building parking, pool, spa, bbqs along with separate storage lockers. #5134 Offered $285,000 1 bedroom/ 1 bath #4118 Offered $395,000 1 bedroom/ 2 bath #4301-02 Offered $635,00 3 bedroom/ 3 bath #5344 Offered $699,000 3 bedroom/3 bath Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. TIDEWATER ISLANDBeautiful old Florida style home in the private, secluded, gated, community of Tidewater Island. Etched glass front door, crown molding in kitchen and great room, thirteen foot ceilings, Chippendale style woodwork on lanai and front entry, rosette and fluted trim in great room around triple sliding glass doors to lanai. Seeing is believing, be sure to see this home. Furnishings negotiable. Offered for $399,000 Contact Bob Berning 239/6999597 or Ken Colter 239/851-1357 New Listing LOCATION-LOCATIONWow! Youll love this large,gorgeous direct Gulf access Sanibel home across from San Carlos Bay. Over 2500 square feet of living space. 2 BR,2 1/2 bath;(with bonus space you must see). Mid-Island deep water canal only 1000 ft to San Carlos Bay. This home boasts a beautiful kitchen with custom wood cabinetry, wet bar, plus a wood burning fireplace in the great room with soaring cathedral ceiling and wonderful wood floors. Very private pool area, with nicely maintained lush landscaping that leads you to your private dock. Multiple porches, great views from every room including views of THE BAY from LR and front porch. A TRUE must see, soon, it wont last. True Sanibel Living. Offered for $999,000 Call Nancy Finch 239/822-7825. EAST END ISLAND LIVINGThis 3/2 pool home is located on a direct access canal and is truly a must see! This Island home features high ceilings, hardwood floors throughout, over sized kitchen with stainless appliances, upgraded fixtures, granite surfaces, pantry and center island with plenty of cupboard space. Home also has a wood burning fireplace for the cool Island nights, 2 stage A/C systems (5 and 3 ton) for the hot Island days, fire pit area, 10 thousand pound boat lift, sparkling pool, deeded beach access and lush landscaping all situated on a private road. Take a leisurely stroll to the Sanibel marina and enjoy the fresh seafood at Grandma Dots restaurant. Offered for $959,000. Contact Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 or Connie Walters Ms Listr 239/841-4540 If you are interested in listing your island property, contact the islands oldest and most prominent real estate company. We get results!Serving the Islands Since 197513B ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 2012


ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 201214B Blind Blast From The Woods Adds To Masters Loreby Ed FrankThere have been many great moments in the history of golf and the improbable snap hook by Bubba Watson from deep in the woods that landed just 10 feet from the pin to cement his Masters victory last Sunday could be one of them. Lets recall some of those glorious moments by golfing legends and then you decide whether Watsons gap wedge blast off the pine straw that hooked some 40 yards onto the second playoff green deserves a high ranking in golf history. Here are my four top moments in golf: At 46 years old, Jack Nicklaus won the 1986 Masters for his sixth Masters title. He had entered the tournament 160th on the years money list and hadnt won a Major in his last 20 starts. The 1986 victory was his 18th Major triumph, a record that remains. In 1997, Tiger Woods, just 21 years old and playing in his first Major as a pro, won by a whopping 12 strokes 18 under par. In just his 15th tournament as a pro, he became the youngest to win the famed event. Arnold Palmer was seven shots back starting the final round of the 1960 U.S. Open at Cherry Hills. But he blasted to a 65 in those last 18 holes to defeat a young Jack Nicklaus (20 years old) by two strokes. Six birdies on the first seven holes set up his historic win. Finally, the Duel in the Sun by Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus in the 1977 British Open is my No. 4 ranking. In that clash, these two Hall of Famers battled head-to-head that warm day at Turnberry, coming to the 16th hole dead even. A birdie on 17 gave Watson a one-stroke lead but the drama was just beginning. Watson stuck a seven-iron two feet from the 18th pin on his second shot and Nicklaus slashed an eight-iron from deep in the rough onto the green and proceeded to hole a 35-foot birdie putt. But Watson tapped in his two-footer for victory. The dueling sportsmen left the green arm-in-arm. Obviously, any historic ranking is open to argument and time will tell whether Bubba Watsons playoff championship last Sunday will rank high in the record books. But what a victory it was! Just as Nicklaus showed great sportsmanship in his 1977 British Open loss, the same is true for this years Masters runner-up, Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa. He (Watson) hit an unbelievable shot there. Hats off to him; he deserves it, he said. Oosthuizen made history himself last Sunday when he recorded an eagle two on the second hole, only the fourth eagle in Masters history and the first on that hole. The Masters is revered by many as the tournament on the golfing circuit. Last Sundays near-unbelievable win by the lefty Watson sure wont diminish that reputation. Florida Tarpons Remain Undefeated in Indoor Football League Four victories in four games thats the record of the new Florida Tarpons of the Ultimate Indoor Football League. The Tarpons destroyed the Rome Rampage 60-7 last weekend at Germain Arena before 4,174 fans. The victory was the homecoming of quarterback Chris Wallace who played eight seasons for the old Florida Firecats of the nowdefunct arenafootball2. In his first game under center for the Tarpons, Wallace completed 17 of 31 passes for 307 yards and eight touchdowns. The Tarpons travel to Lakeland Saturday to oppose the Lakeland Raiders. Miracle go 0-3 in Season Start Losing their first three games of the new season wasnt what Manager Jake Mauer envisioned as he began his third year directing the fortunes of the Fort Myers Class A baseball team. The Miracle was swept 8-6, 6-2, and 4-3 in 10 innings by the Charlotte Stone Crabs to start the 2012 season. Fort Myers is home at Hammond Stadium for only one game this week, Saturday, against Brevard. The first pitch is 6:05 p.m. Florida Everblades Sweep Greenville in first round of Kelly Cup Playoffs At press time, the Florida Everblades hockey team was awaiting the winner of the Elmira-Reading series to learn who they will oppose in the second round of the playoffs. The Everblades swept Greenville in the three-game first series winning 5-2, 4-2 and 3-2. The first two victories were on home ice and the finale at Greenville. Bubba Watson AUTHORIZED DEALER FOR CAESARSTONE QUARTZ SURFACE Main Show Room 2330 Palm Ridge Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957 in the Hungry Heron Plaza(239) 395-2525 Fax (239) 395-2373Serving Sanibel and Captiva Island for 34 yearsFREE ESTIMATESPRIORITY DEALER CARPETING flooring...carpet ceramic tile wood marble vinylPLANTATION SHUTTERS 2 weeks delivery Custom Upholstery FREEKitchen Sink with any Cambria Countertop Order Over 50 S/F COUNTERTOPS ... 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15B ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 2012 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 e Law O ce ofJanet M. Strickland, P.A.23 Years Experience Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning Probates & Estates Business & Corporate Law Sale of BusinessVisit Us Online at www.jmslawyer.com 472-3322 e Village 2340 Periwinkle Way Suite J-1 Sanibel, FL 33957(Located in the executive o ces behind the shops) Dunes Womens Golf The Dunes Womens Golf Association results from Friday, April 6, 24th annual Hibiscus Member-Guest Day, are: Stars Flight 1st Claudia Finzen -24 Cookie Lehtinen Maureen Rains Cindy White 2nd Daphne Hellmuth -18 Kandi Sanger Bobbie Kimber Lena Brown 3rd Annie Wainwright -17 Lesley Simmons Gussie Blue ZoZo Younger Stripes Flight 1st Doris Dewitt -16 Sandi Hanson 2nd Judy Yenkole -14 Fay Chestnut Ann McDonald Kate Sergeant 3rd Linda Defrancisco -13 Gay Nichols Carol Brodersen Julie ONeill Congratulations to all the winners. 1st place Stripes 2nd place Stars 2nd place Stripes 3rd place Stars 3rd place Stripes Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 201216B Sanibel Youth Wins CompetitionAlex Dunavant recently competed in the Aspiring Authors competition and won first place in his age group for poetry. The awards ceremony took place at the Southwest Florida Reading Festival at Centennial Park. Alex is a 3rd grader in Ranae Atkinsons class at The Sanibel School. He is the son of Scott and Amy Dunavant of Sanibel. Alex submitted the following poem: Climbing the Mountain by Alex Dunavant Puff, Wheeze! Puff, Wheeze! Will you please tell me why Im climbing this mountain, please? Im almost to the top of this rocky thing, And once I make it, Ill become the king! I will be famous once Im done, Why? Because Im the only one! Im getting colder the higher I am, And Im so hungry, I can eat a lamb! Yes! I finally made it so I guess Ive finished, My greatest adventure shall never be diminished! Alex Dunavant Dunes Mens GolfThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club announced the Mens Golf Association event results from Wednesday, April 4. Format: Four Man, Five Club Scramble Flight #1 1st Jim Burkholder +10 2nd Knud Christensen +8 3rd Felix Cucuru +7* 4th Ron Leavitt +7 Flight #2 1st Don Weymouth +8 2nd Jerry Nichols +7 3rd Robert Orr +5* 4th Joack Cohen +5 Flight #3 1st Charles Simms +11 2nd David Parmelee +9 3rd Bruce Sprinkle +8 4th Don Sikkema +6 Indicates results based on a scorecard playoff Congratulations to all the winners. Dunes Nifty NinersThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club announced the Nifty Niners event results from Thursday, April 5. Low Putts 1st Joan Kelly 13 2nd Sue Norpell 14 3rd Roberta Rohl 15 Chip-In/Birdie Julie ONeill (Hole #1) Jan McLaughlin (Hole #4) Congratulations to all the winners. Lightning Strike On Sanibelsubmitted by Hank HumphreyThis is one of three pictures we took Sunday, March 25 on #13 hole of The Dunes. We live on #15 and felt a very close strike at 6:50 a.m. that same day. We played golf at noon and found this palm tree shredded by the force of a direct hit. We have this happen up north and the sap or liquid inside the tree gets heated to 2,000 degrees and explodes outward and the bark flies off the tree from top to bottom. This was the first palm tree wed ever seen get hit like this. Hank Humphrey checks out the palm tree struck by lightning1. Juan Marichal (1963), Ramon Martinez (1995), Jose Jimenez (1999) and Ubaldo Jimenez (2010). 2. Mike Schmidt and Adrian Beltre, with 48 each. 3. Seven -Jimmy Johnson, Barry Switzer, Chan Gailey, Dave Campo, Bill Parcells, Wade Phillips and Jason Garrett. 4. Three times -1974, 1977 and 2003. 5. Calgary, which came back to defeat Toronto, 6-5, in 1987. 6. Bruce Arena, with three (1996, 1997, 2011). 7. Odlanier Solis (3/19/11), Tomasz Adamek (9/10/11) and Dereck Chisora (2/18/12). ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ 1. In 2011, Minnesotas Francisco Liriano became the fifth pitcher from the Dominican Republic to toss a no-hitter. Name three of the other four who did it. 2. Alex Rodriguez holds the record for most home runs by a third baseman for a season (52). Which two players tied for the second-highest mark? 3. Tom Landry was the first head coach of the Dallas Cowboys and stayed in that position for 29 years. How many head coaches has Dallas had since? 4. Entering the 2011-12 season, how many times had the Marquette mens basketball team been in the Final Four? 5. In 2009, the Chicago Blackhawks matched the biggest comeback in NHL history, rallying from a 5-0 deficit to beat Calgary, 6-5. What other team had a similar comeback? 6. Who was the first coach to win three Major League Soccer titles? 7. Name two of the last three opponents in heavyweight boxer Vitali Klitschkos WBC title defenses.Rotary Club 90th Anniversary Gala On Saturday, April 28, the Rotary Club of Fort Myers will celebrate its 90th anniversary of service to the community by hosting a gala at Harborside Convention Center Chartered in 1922, the Rotary Club of Fort Myers is the areas largest and oldest Rotary Club with over 180 members. Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. The Rotary Club of Fort Myers has been the most influential service organization in Southwest Florida and the members have been responsible for a variety of projects that have been vital to the area. Projects include: The extension of I-75 through Southwest Florida much earlier than the original scheduled completion date of 2006 The bike paths and royal palms along McGregor Boulevard Initial funding for Edison Community College and the nursing program $384,000 funding to date for The Childrens Hospital Spearheading the effort to keep the Boston Red Sox in Lee County. Tickets for gala are $50 per person and include dinner, followed by entertainment featuring Alter Ego. Many community leaders will in attendance to recognize the occasion. This is a black tie affair. Call 332-8158 for tickets. From page 12BRotary Club ScholarshipsGulf Coast University in Fort Myers and meet the requirements spelled out in the application,available as a download at www.sanibelrotary.org. This is a fouryear scholarship, given that the recipient continues to meet the requirements of the scholarship application of need and grade average. A third 2012-2013 Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club Scholarship, The Jimmy Traucht University of Florida Rotary Scholarship, has been awared to Morgan Brown for $5,000 for continuing studies at the University of Florida. This scholarship is named in honor of Jimmy Traucht, son of Dick Traucht, a founder of the Sanibel Rotary Club. Throughout his career, Traucht was very active in Rotary, having been secretary for eight years and being on or the head of every major committee. His leadership and guidance was the driving force behind the start and the establishment of The Rotary Arts & Crafts Fair. This is a fouryear scholarship, given that the recipient continues to meet the requirements of the scholarship application of need and grade average. If you have questions call or email Dan Cohn, scholarship committee chairman, at 472-3121or dan@dancohn.com. Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


17B ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 2012Beachview Mens Golf And The Luck Of The Drawsubmitted by Jack TukeyOn Tuesday, April 3 the men at Beachview played a two-man best ball event. The winners were Dead-eye Dick Cordair and our new president of the mens group, Jerry (with a new driver) Mader. They ham and egged it well and wound up with a net score of 50. In second place were Bob Richlin and Dave Lewis with a score of 52. Third place with a score of 56 went to Dick Waterhouse and Ralph (he carries two drivers) Barton. On Saturday, April 7 the format was a Very Modified Stableford: 1 point for a bogey, 2 points for a par, 3 points for birdie, and 4 points for an eagle. The winners were Fred Zimmer, Wayne Turner and Dick Chocol. They all played well but they also have to thank Guy Tober who had a great game and was the blind draw for any threesome. Their final score with Tober filling in on the scorecard was 167. In second place was the threesome of Jim Mulka, Bob Cushman and Roger Cogswell. They also had a good round and were rewarded with Tober as their blind draw for a score of 166. In third was a real foursome made up of Bill Stell, Gus Young, David Wright and Jerry Mader who turned in a score of 157. April 7 winners, Dick Chocol, Wayne Turner and Fred Zimmer April 3 winners, Dick Cordair and Jerry Mader TAX-CONSULTING & ACCOUNTING SERVICESServing the islands since 1978 Professional and Confidential Income Tax Preparation Individuals Corporations Estates & Trust Tax Consulting Tax Deferred Exchange International Taxation State Tax Forms (239) 472-5152 1619 Periwinkle Way, Suite 102, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 M.S.T.


ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 201218B Body Glove CaluSUP Races Planned For PaddleboardersThe Body Glove CaluSUP Race is a World Paddle Association-sanctioned, elite seven-mile Stand-Up Paddleboard race in the Gulf of Mexico. Slated for Saturday, May 5, the CaluSUP will draw stand up paddlers to Fort Myers Beachs newest watersport event. The one-day event, which will benefit Lee County Special Olympics, includes a onemile recreational race, a family fun race, free demonstrations for the public and paddleboard activities. Festivities run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 5 at Crescent Beach Family Park, located at 1100 Estero Blvd. in Fort Myers Beach. The Body Glove CaluSUP Race is inspired by the Calusa Indians that once thrived throughout Southwest Floridas coastal waters. Known as the shell people, the Calusa waterman skills were essential to their daily activities until their extinction in the late 1700s. This event celebrates the fast-growing water sport of Stand-Up Paddleboarding as well as Lee Countys 190-mile canoe, kayak and SUP trail in the Great Calusa Blueway. The Southwest Florida SUP Club is organizing the event partnering with Body Glove and Lee County Parks & Recreation, with 60 percent of all proceeds benefitting the Lee County Special Olympics The Body Glove CaluSUP Race is held in conjunction with Fort Myers Based Body Glove Footwears launch of the 3tbarefoot, their newest innovation in water sports footwear, racers of all abilities are welcome. The entry is $15 for club members, $30 for the public (before April 24) and $40 on race day. Special Olympic athletes can compete for free by contacting Dorothy Barilla at 432-2031. All others should contact Southwest Floridas SUP Club via e-mail at info@swflsupclub.org or by calling 4047453. Complete details can be found online at www.swflsupclub.org. Paddling trail maps and information are available at www.calusablueway.com. For more information on Body Glove athletes and products, go to www.bodyglove. com, and for daily updates visit www.facebook.com/bodyglove. Paddleboards lined up along the shoreline Stand-Up Paddlebaorders navigating the waters of Southwest Florida Paddlebaording races are becoming increasingly popular Paddlebaord participants listening to race instructions 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 To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 239-472-2626www.beachviewgolfclub.com (Visit our website for weekly specials) 2012 Summer Pass April 15-Oct 31$750 Single $1200 Family includes children 17 and under $450 Junior 17 & under Juniors without a valid drivers license cannot drive golf cartsPurchase Summer Pass before April 30 and receive a 10% discount on rate. Must be paid in full by April 30 to receive discount. Summer Pass Bene ts Reduced rate for Tuesday Points Game & Friday Scramble Member Only monthly events ~~ Skills Challenge, 10 Man Shootout, etc. Monthly Clinics @ no charge Reduced rate for Summer Junior Camps Flexible payment schedule -due at signing, due by June 1


19B ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 2012Rec Members Theater Discount OfferThe BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater is offering Sanibel Recreation Center member rates with a discount ticket price for all Rec Center members to see Over The Tavern. Admission for members (adult, senior) will be $30 plus tax (30 percent off regular ticket price). All participating members can purchase tickets at the Herb Strauss Theater Box Office at 2200 Periwinkle Way or the BIG ARTS Marks Box Office at 900 Dunlop Road with a valid Sanibel Recreation Center membership card (six month or annual) or receipt of a currently valid daily/weekly pass to the Rec Center. The discount ticket offer is good for selected seats at all 8 p.m. shows at the BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater through April 21. Offer is not valid on prior purchases and subject to availability. One ticket per membership card, please. Set in Buffalo, New York, playwright Tom Dudzicks hometown, Over The Tavern carries us back to the Eisenhower years of the 1950s and introduces us to the dysfunctionally delightful Pazinski family. Chet and Ellen Pazinski and their four children are living above the Polish-Catholic familys tavern and each are struggling in their own unique and sometimes mischievous ways to abide by the true meaning of family values. When wise-cracking 12-year-old Rudy explains to his teacher, Sister Clarissa, for example, that he is going to shop around for a more fun religion, the stage is set for this heartwarming comedy. Dont miss the show that the Chicago Sun Times calls utterly charming. For more information, call the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. Duplicate BridgeOn Tuesday, April 3 there were four tables in play at The Sanibel Community Association. The winners were: 1. Yvonne Dressel and Nancy Traylor 2. Rick Smart and Ted Smith 3. Alaine and Herman Jass The game runs for six months, November through April, at 1 p.m. every Tuesday at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. For more information, call Susan Willoughby at 281-3258. Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com Tai Chi Class Offered At Rec CenterA new Tai Chi class with Dr. Marc Rowe is being offered at the Sanibel Recreation Center on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. Cost for the six-week session is only $40 for Rec Center members and $50 for non-members. Space is limited so be sure to register in advance. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese form of soft-style martial art exercise that is based on slow, fluid movements. Dr. Rowes instruction focuses on maintaining ones center of gravity while improving flexibility and muscle tone. Tai Chi is an excellent way to reduce stress and generate mental calmness and clarity. Participants are encouraged to wear loose fitting clothing and comfortable shoes. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily, weekly and annual memberships are available. For more information, call 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. Sanibel Night At The Tarpons Arena FootballSaturday, April 28 is Sanibel Night at the Tarpons Arena Football as they take on the Mississippi Hound Dogs. Game time is at 7:30 p.m. at Germain Arena. There will be special reduced ticket rates ($5 off of regular ticket price). Adult and children tickets are $7 for end zone seating and $12 for sideline seating. Purchase your tickets at the Sanibel Recreation Center by Friday, April 27. Teens will join in the fun of Sanibel Night with the teen group. The cost is $10 for Sanibel Recreation members and $10.75 for non-members. Bring some extra money for the dollar menu before the game. The van will leave the rec center at 5:30 p.m. Approximate return time is 11 p.m. Teens ages 12 to 15 are welcome. Van seating is limited. Sign up by Friday, April 27. For more information contact the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345 or visit the website at www. mysanibel.com. Award-winning golf, tennis, and dining in a casually elegant setting.


ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 201220B Center 4 Life ProgramsSanibel Fit 4 Life is the motto at the Center 4 Life. All ages are welcome. Island Seniors, Inc. members can buy coupon booklets from the City of Sanibel at the Center 4 Life, 2401 Library Way, or at the Sanibel Recreation Center. Booklets of 12 coupons are $42, or get three coupons for $10.50. Members of the Sanibel Recreation Center need only to show their photo membership card. Happy Hour Fitness Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m. Class begins with a joke and ends with a positive thought. Format is 45 minutes of cardio, 20 minutes of balance exercises, core strength and flexibility exercises. Strengthen, lengthen and gain flexibility. Sandi McDougall is the instructor. Gentle Yoga with Kris Brown Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Stretch, tone and strengthen while improving flexibility, proper alignment and circulation. Mats are used to meet the needs of varying experience levels. Bring a towel. Chair Yoga with Kris Brown Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. All exercises done with use of a chair. Meets the needs of varying experience levels. Bring a towel. Essential Total Fitness Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 a.m. Cardio, muscle strengthening and flexibility training with hand weights, stretch cords, chairs and stability balls. Mahnaz Bassiri is the instructor. Power Hour Fitness Tuesday and Thursday at 8 a.m. Hand weights, stretch cords and stability balls along with mats are used to strengthen your muscles. Improve your core strength and balance. Mahnaz Bassiri is the instructor. Fitness Opportunities at the Sanibel Recreation Center. Phone 472-0345 or go to www.mysanibel.com and check under the Recreation Department for more information. Page Turners Book Discussion Group meets the second Wednesday of every month at 2:30 p.m. Ann Rodman, volunteer coordinator, welcomes ideas for books to read and discuss and for facilitators to lead the discussions. Contact Rodman at annrodman@aol.com or at 395-2191. Games at the Center Bridge 1 p.m. Monday and Wednesday Hand & Foot 1 p.m. Tuesday Mahjongg 1 p.m. Thursday Mexican Train 1 p.m. Thursday Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for non-members. Prizes awarded. Indian Heart Basket Weaving Monday, April 23. Learn the art of basket weaving when you weave the Indian Heart (or elbow) basket. The basket can dress up a door or wall when you insert flowers, greens, pine needles or holiday decorations into each side. The instructor is Martha Kehoe, occupational therapist and basket weaver from Wisconsin. Cost is $35 for members, $50 for members. Bring a small towel and an apron. Computer Classes, Whats a Spreadsheet? Wednesday and Thursday, April 25 and 26, 1 to 3 p.m. Balance your checkbook, manage rentals and expenses or keep your address lists with the spreadsheet program from Microsoft Works or Excel. You need to be familiar with the mouse and keyboard. Cost is $60 for members, $90 for nonmembers. Class limited to six. Sanibel Thriller Cruise Friday, May 4, noon to 2 p.m. Departs from Sanibel Marina. Board the Sanibel Thriller and cruise the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Pine Island Sound. Cost is $35 for members, $45 for non-members. Reservations are required. Make a lasting tribute to yourself, a friend or family member with a Luc Century memorial brick on the pathway. Cost is $100. For more information call the center at 472-5743. High Yield Guaranteed Investment Safe High Yeild SecureAmerican Synergy Capital is providing investor's with a great opportunity to purchase high yield income earning assets. Ownership of temperature-controlled intermodal freight containers. ese intermodal freight containers are in high demand and can haul both dry freight and high value perishables. IRA suitable. ese containers are your property under your control and direction. 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Owners are paid quarterly for purchases under $100,000 US and monthly for purchases of more than $100,000 US. Minimum purchase is $35,500, two 53ft new & unused refrigerated containers. Each container is $17,750 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. 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Well take care of you!Corner of Periwinkle Way & Tarpon Bay Road472-1516 239.395.4022751 Tarpon Bay Road5-10 p.m. www.iltesoro.net 8:30 am 6 p.m.239-472-4300Tahitian Gardens Plaza My Stars FOR WEEK OF APRIL 16, 2012ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The Lamb loves to be surrounded by flocks of admirers. But be careful that someone doesnt take his or her admiration too far. Use your persuasive skills to let him or her down easily. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This is a good time to begin setting far-reaching goals and connecting with new contacts. Aspects also favor strengthening old relationships -personal and/or professional. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A personal disappointment should be viewed as a valuable learning experience. Go over what went wrong and see where a change in tactics might have led to a more positive outcome. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Dont leave projects unfinished or personal obligations unresolved, or you might find yourself tripping over all those loose ends later on. A relative has important news. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Expect a challenge to the usual way you do things. Although you might prefer the tried-and-true, once you take a good look at this new idea, you might feel more receptive to it. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Much work has yet to be done to polish a stillrough idea into something with significant potential. Expect to encounter some initial rejection, but stay with it nonetheless. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) There still might be some communication problems in the workplace, but they should be resolved soon. Meanwhile, that tip from a friend should be checked out. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A new relationship appears to need more from you than you might be willing to give right now. Best advice: Resist making promises you might not be able to keep. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) That restless feeling encourages you to gallop off into a new venture. But remember to keep hold of the reins so you can switch paths when necessary. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A demanding work schedule keeps the high-spirited Goat from kicking up his or her heels. But playtime beckons by the weeks end. Have fun. You earned it. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Youre beginning to come out from under those heavy responsibilities you took on. Use this freed-up time to enjoy some muchdeserved fun with people close to you. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Before you get swept away by a tidal wave of conflicting priorities, take time to come up for air, and reassess the situation. You might be surprised by what youll find. BORN THIS WEEK: Your leadership qualities are enhanced by a practical sense of purpose that keeps you focused on your goals. On April 20, 1841, Edgar Allen Poes short story, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, first appears in Grahams Ladys and Gentlemans Magazine. It is generally considered to be the first detective story. Like the later Sherlock Holmes stories, the tale is narrated by the detectives roommate. On April 22, 1889, at precisely high noon, thousands of would-be settlers make a mad dash into the newly opened Oklahoma Territory to claim cheap land. All told, from 50,000 to 60,000 settlers entered the territory that day. Towns like Norman, Oklahoma City, Kingfisher and Guthrie sprang into being almost overnight. On April 21, 1918, in the skies over France, Manfred von Richthofen, the notorious German flying ace known as The Red Baron with 80 victories under his belt, is killed by Allied fire. He was 25 years old. On April 17, 1937, Daffy Duck makes his debut in the Warner Bros. short Porkys Duck Hunt. In the 1920s, movie houses had started showing a short cartoon before feature presentations, but the form became more popular after sound was introduced in 1928. On April 16, 1947, in Texas Citys port on Galveston Bay, a fire aboard the French freighter Grandcamp ignites ammonium nitrate, causing a massive blast that destroys much of the city and takes nearly 600 lives. The fire department tried to douse the flames, but the ship was so hot that the water from their fire hoses was instantly vaporized. On April 19, 1957, the Brattle Theater in Cambridge, Mass., presents its first showing of Casablanca, introducing a new generation to Humphrey Bogart, who had died months earlier. Bogart had been wounded aboard a Navy ship during World War 1. His upper lip was scarred and partially paralyzed, giving him the tough-guy poker face and slight lisp that characterized his acting. On April 18, 1983, Joan Benoit wins her second Boston Marathon in the women?s division with a time of 2:22:43. The inaugural Boston Marathon was run on Apr. 19, 1897, and was a men-only event until 1972, when women were officially allowed to compete. It was Scottish author and historian Thomas Carlyle who made the following sage observation: The greatest of faults is to be conscious of none. If youre planning to travel to Washington state with nefarious plans, heres an interesting law to keep in mind: Any motorist with criminal intent is required to stop before entering a town and inform the chief of police of his or her presence. Are you more afraid of lightning or sharks? If you look at the numbers, it makes more sense to fear lightning; more than three times as many people die from lightning strikes than do so in shark attacks. The acids in your digestive system are so corrosive that your stomach must produce an entirely new lining every three days. As the Black Plague was sweeping Europe during the Middle Ages, some people, for reasons surpassing understanding, believed that plague victims could cure themselves by smelling human waste. It was in 1893 that the zipper was invented, and it was originally intended to be used in shoes. If youre familiar with the Disney film Cinderella, you might be surprised to learn some details about the Grimm brothers version of the folktale. In their story, Cinderellas wicked stepsisters are so desperate to marry the prince that they mutilate their feet in order to try to make them fit in the slipper (which, in the Grimm version, is made of gold, not glass). Also, at the wedding of Cinderella and her prince, the stepsisters eyes are plucked out by pigeons. The tax which will be paid for education is not more than the thousandth part of what will be paid to kings, priests, and nobles who will rise up among us if we leave the people to ignorance. -Thomas Jefferson THOUGHT FOR THE DAY STRANGE BUT TRUE THIS WEEK IN HISTORYISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 201222B


23B ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 2012 Curry Spiced Mackerel with Oven Roasted Carrots 4 to 6 seven-ounce mackerel fillets 1/4 cup plain yogurt 1 teaspoon curry powder Kosher salt, to taste Fresh ground pepper, to taste 1 pound carrots, peeled and sliced into sticks 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced 1 red bell pepper, sliced 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a bowl, mix carrots, peppers, garlic and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Place carrot mixture on a sheet pan and place in the oven. Cook for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown and crisp tender. Evenly coat mackerel fillets with yogurt and season with curry powder. Lightly season with salt and pepper. Preheat a medium sized saut pan over medium high heat. Place coated and seasoned fillets in pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Cook fillets until golden brown and cooked throughout. Serve fillets over oven roasted carrots. Yields four to six servings Look for Fresh from Florida ingredients at your grocery store. Curry Spiced Mackerel with Oven Roasted Carrots 1101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 www.engelvoelkers.com/Sanibel ENGEL & VLKERSFor Showings please call Isabella Rasi: 239-246-4716 South Seas ResortExquisite 2BR/2BA at Lands End. Waterviews from every room. Brand new contemporary interior.$1,299,000 www.southseasresortlandsend1637.com East End Retail CenterNewly renovated retail center with high visibility on Periwinkle toward Lighthouse beach. $1,399,000 Email editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com Thank you to our 2012 sponsors! R Re e gi i i s st e e er N N o ow w ! R Re e gi s st e e r N N o o ow ! w www w di n ng gd d arl i ing t ta ar p po n tou u rne e y y.c om m 239 9 9 .29 9 2 2.0 0 56 66 6 Title Sponsors Presenting Sponsor Platinum Sponsors Gold Sponsors Silver Sponsors The Bait Box | Bobs Machine Shop | Ft. Myers Beach Tarpon Hunters Club | Gulf Star Maria | Jensens Island Resort & Marina | John Grey Painting | MustDo.com Visitors Guide | Nave Plumbing | Paradise Advertising | R.S. Walsh Landscaping | Sanibel Bean | San-Cap Community Bank | Sanibel Captiva Daily | Sanibel Island FIshing CLu b Dan Hahn C ustom Builders R eel Animals Fishing Tea m


ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 201224B Quality Life Center Fundraiser GalaOver 250 people filled the Cohen Center at Florida Gulf Coast University to celebrate Quality Life Centers 21 years of service to the community at its I am the Q fundraiser gala luncheon on March 27. Community leaders came together to honor three of its key partners in bringing awareness, assistance, and services to the Dunbar community: FGCU President Wilson Bradshaw, Lee Memorial Health System President Jim Nathan, and The News-Press Media Group Publisher Mei-Mei Chan. Co-chairs Cia Sherman and Marie Accord, together with title sponsor Ted Sottong, president of Studio+ Architecture, reported that the event was the most successful fundraiser in the history of Quality Life Center and that it raised over $45,000 to benefit children and families. Gold sponsors were Florida Gulf Coast University, Lee County Sheriffs Department, and The News-Press Media Group. Other major sponsors included We Cant Have That Foundation, Childrens Network, Lee Memorial Health System, FineMark National Bank & Trust, Scott Fischer Enterprises, Hodges University, Lee Pitts Live, Entech, Carrabbas Italian Grill and Christine Rahmings. We were thrilled with the results and the opportunity to come together with all of our community partners who passionately support our mission, said Quality Life Centers executive director, AbdulHaq Muhammed. We deeply appreciate all of our sponsors and dedicated volunteers for their commitment to this labor of love to help us continue to move forward. Founded by AbdulHaq Muhammed, Quality Life Center has been providing services through private donations and grant funding for over 21 years in education, youth enrichment, personal and community development, and social services for at-risk youth and families in the Dunbar area of Fort Myers. Services include hot meals and afterschool and youth programs such as tutoring and help with homework, martial arts, dance, media arts, sports, and music enrichment for children aged four to 18. Other programs help adults prepare for and seek jobs, while summer camps serve more than 300 children.Quality Life Center is located at 3210 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Fort Myers. For more information, visit http://www.qualitylifecenter.org or call 333-2100. From left, Wilson Bradshaw, Mei-Mei Chan, Jim Nathan, AbdulHaq Muhammed, and Martin Haas Canterbury Summer Camp ScheduleWhether your child is interested in summer academics, camp or sports, Canterbury School has the perfect fit. Camp programs include cooking, jewelry making, Myth Busters, Science in Art, computer courses (alternative energy, video game animation, robotics, Dream It, Sketch It, and LEGO engineering), digital photography and Adobe Photoshop, ceramics, computer art/design, crafts, shadow puppet theater, jump dance, Camp Aqua Trek, Innovation Day Camp, fencing and sports camps (basketball, soccer, lacrosse, football, volleyball, tennis and a sports sampler). Camp and sports courses begin as early as June 11 and end on August 3. For students wanting to review or study ahead for the next school year, the Canterbury Academic Program is for you. Offerings include 4th and 5th grade math prep and language arts prep, pre-algebra and algebra, advanced math for middle school students and trigonometry; middle school writing seminar and middle school critical reading seminar; speech, English grammar and writing, intro to comparative government; LEGO MindStorms, AP biology prep, SAT math prep and SAT verbal prep. Academic courses run from June 25 to August 3. Dates and prices vary from course to course. Check the schools website at www. canterburyfortmyers.org or call 481-4323 ext. 124. Remodeling a bathroom isdirty work. WE RECOMMEND YOU BE NOWHERE NEAR IT.CGC024853NAPLES 239.963.4093 FORT MYERS 239.728.2143 WWW.MYLHS.COMSo, head to the Keys for the weekend. Work on your cast while we work on your bathroom. 3 days later, youll be completely refreshed and so will your bathroom. Call our Remodeling Consultant today for a free consultation and complete details. All deposits guaranteed. 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 CATS & DOGS


25B ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 2012 Family Owned and Operated Trusted Service Specialists (239) 472-3033 1213 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 Fax: (239) 472-3439 Electric Repair, Installation & Upgrade Dock Lighting, Ceiling Fans & Much more Located on Island Fastest Response Time! Fully-trained, Expert Service Engineers State Certified Contractor EC0001147 Local Firm Attends Walk In NaplesDanny Thomas once said, Success in life is not measured by what you gain or accomplish, but rather by what you do for others. The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, its board of directors and all of its clients would measure up well as they live every day doing for others. A recent example was on March 24, when many of the employees of the trust company went to Naples to participate in the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Walk as a corporate sponsor. The walk drew more than 500 volunteers and raised in excess of $125,000. Eric Roberts, television, movie and stage actor served as the grand marshal. Our commitment to NAMI stems from our commitment to support worthy causes in the communities that we serve and to support Elaine and Tom August who have been inspirational in their commitment to NAMI and so many charities, said Al Hanser, CEO and co-chairman of the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. Tom and Elaine August, clients of the trust company, are passionate supporters of NAMI after tragically losing a son to mental illness 10 years ago. Kathryn Leib-Hunter, who then had a mental health practice in Fort Myers and is now executive director of NAMI of Collier County, helped them through that painful experience and assisted the Augusts in establishing an emergency program for those who are mentally ill. The trust companys wonderful support means so much to us. Their endorsement helps us rid the stigma of mental illness those people who need help. These funds help NAMI with the tools and programs for those in need and their loved ones, said Elaine August. Terry Igo, president of the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and the Tampa Bay Trust Company said, Tom and Elaine are quietly active in helping others. This event is very dear to them... we enjoy participating each year to honor their son and support the fine work of NAMI. NAMI is the nations largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the 60 million-plus Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI works every day to save every life. Elaine August with Chip and Sheryl Lesch Terry Igo and Elaine August Elaine August, Eric Roberts and Tom August Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the Difference Income Tax Procrastinators And Late MailingIncome Tax Night comes once a year without fail. The U.S. Postal Service delivers your tax dollars it doesnt spend them. Income tax procrastinators need to be aware that there will be limited availability for mailing those last-minute tax forms on Income Tax Day, which this year falls on Tuesday, April 17. Post Offices in Lee and Collier counties will not have extended hours of operation. Those individuals who wish to send their income tax forms late that day must take their pre-stamped envelopes to the Fort Myers Processing & Distribution Center, 14080 Jetport Loop Road in Fort Myers. The outside blue collection boxes at that location will have a last pickup at midnight. For information on postal locations and hours for your zip code visit usps. com or call 1-800-ASK-USPS. Self Service Shipping and Mailing Centers are located at Page Field Post Office in Fort Myers; Cape Coral Central Post Office in Cape Coral; Estero Post Office, Bonita Springs Post Office, Coco River Post Office and Naples Main Post Office in Naples. Addresses for these locations can be obtained from www. usps.com or by calling 1-800-2758777. Self Service Shipping and Mailing Centers sell postage and offer Certified Mail service for your tax night needs. Payment can be made with a debit or credit card; no cash sales. Priority or Express Mail postage labels can be printed from usps.com using the Click-N-Ship program. From page 6BAround The Islands15951 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, guitar and vocals; Thursdays Karaoke; Fridays Anthony Wayne, guitar and vocals; Saturdays, alternating, Bill Metts, folk guitar and vocals and John Memeli, keyboard and vocals; and Sunday, Taylor Nave, young talent on keyboard and vocals. All performances start at 8 p.m. except Karoake, which starts at 9p.m. The restaurant is at 2499 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 395-1263. Restaurant owners/managers, please e-mail or fax your entertainment schedule to Anne Mitchell at islandsuncity@ aol.com or 395-2299.


ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 201226B I was born at the tail end of the baby boomer generation which is said to include all those born between 1946 and 1964. Weve been a royal pain-in-the-rear generation, first swelling the ranks of classrooms causing the construction of new schools, and then making college admissions hypercompetitive, afterwards increasing the demand for first home purchases and so on. We even created a baby-boomlet of our own progeny in the 1980s and 1990s. Now the oldest baby boomers are starting to retire while most remain in the primes of our working careers. Were expected to put a strain on the Social Security and Medicare programs, and many havent saved enough for retirement. There are a number of reasons for that, from over-consumption to stock market and housing crashes to believing the mirage of never-ending youth. And that last item the mirage of never-ending youth is also what traps those who havent looked at their estate plan in quite some time. When baby boomers arrive at my office, they generally produce existing wills that call for guardianships for their children (who are now grown adults themselves) and name long-deceased parents as executors and trustees. Which brings me to todays topic the top five reasons that baby boomers need to update their estate plans. 1. Relationships Change Just as I mentioned, your old wills, trusts and power of attorney documents might name people to serve in posts such as personal representative, trustee and health care surrogate who you may have lost touch with or who are no longer close to us. While attorneys in northern jurisdictions often name themselves as trustee of their clients trusts, you may now be a Florida resident or that attorney may have long since retired. Its time to take a fresh look who you have named to conduct your affairs for you in the event of your disability or death. Also, we may now be in a different relationship or marriage than we found ourselves in when we first prepared our estate plan. Blended families typical of second marriages require a thoughtful detailed plan to prevent problems between a surviving spouse and step-relations; 2. Children Grow Up Your will drawn 20 years or more ago may have contemplated making distributions for your young children that are now fully grown with kids of their own. Your adult children may also be some of the best candidates to serve as your personal representative under your will or as your trustee under your trust. You may also want to protect the inheritance you leave your grown children from adult issues such as divorce or lawsuits; 3. Your Health While none of us likes to admit it, age usually presents more health issues to deal with. You want to make sure that your health care surrogate documents are up to date, as well as your living will that designates what you want to have happen should you end up on life support with no hope of recovery. None of us wants to be the next Terri Schiavo, so it is important that your health care documents are up to date with todays law and with your intent; 4. Your Stuff Its probably time to review your assets and how your estate plan provides for you in the event of your disability and your loved ones after your death. In our youth our main assets probably consisted of a home, term life insurance and maybe a few investments. As we enter middle-age we may no longer have term life insurance (instead we may have whole or universal life policies that contain cash value), and we may have larger investment accounts as well as IRA and 401(k) accounts. As the types and amounts of assets that we own change, it is important that our estate plan change with them. An estate plan built around a young family with term life insurance should look drastically different than an estate plan for someone in the prime of their working career or who is nearing retirement; 5. Your Legacy Finally, many of us like to consider what kind of legacy we leave behind. It might include a charitable legacy with institutions or causes near and dear to our hearts, or it might mean how we want our progeny to carry on with the wealth that weve accumulated. Perhaps were concerned that well take away the incentive to lead a productive life, or we may want our wealth to be used for certain activities we find beneficial, such as education or health care. Theres a lot to consider. Make it a priority to dust off the will or trust that youve neglected for so long, and use these five points to write down what concerns you the most about your own planning. Then take that to your attorney to provide a framework for your discussions and plans. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Will PowerFive Reasons Baby Boomers Need To Update Estate Plansby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 St. Andrews Society Establishes FGCU Study Abroad Scholarship FundThe St. Andrews Society of Southwest Florida, Inc., headquartered in Naples, has created a study abroad scholarship fund at Florida Gulf Coast University, to further develop the Societys scholarship efforts that support students studying in Scotland. The St. Andrews Society of Southwest Florida Scholarship at FGCU has become the organizations highest priority community program and has the interest of its members. The group hosted a fundraising event on March 23 in support of this scholarship. Since 2009, the Societys support has enabled FGCU to award significant scholarships to three students to study in Scotland and learn firsthand about the country and develop an appreciation for its history, people and culture. Our relationship with FGCU has been invaluable in two respects: identification of qualified students, and management of our funds, said scholarship chairman William Paterson. We have been very impressed with the professionalism of our FGCU contacts. The scholarship application and selection process is coordinated by FGCU International Services. The generosity of the St. Andrews Society has been significant in making study experiences in Scotland financially possible for students, immersing them into the culture, history, customs and contemporary experiences of the Scottish people, said Elaine Hozdik, director of FGCU International Services. We encourage our students to incorporate academic programs abroad as an educational component of completing their degrees at FGCU. This expands their professional knowledge and world views. It opens up global relationships, strengthens their career options, and will make them better students and better citizens. The St. Andrews Society scholarship has put Scotland on the destination list of our students who may not have considered studying in this academically, historically and culturally rich destination. To make contributions to the fund or for more information, contact Judie Cassidy, senior director of advancement, at 590-1058. David Wallace, St. Andrews Society President; Carol Stuart, St. Andrews Society Treasurer; Wilson G. Bradshaw, FGCU President; and William G. 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27B ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 2012 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My preschool daughter lied to her teachers twice last week. We discussed this with her and told her that lying is wrong, but I am concerned that there is something wrong. Her teachers said that lying at this age is generally not a problem. Is this true? Justin R., Cape Coral Dear Justin, All children lie at sometime or another. It is important to examine the behavior and see if the root cause can be determined. Lying, particularly with younger children, is often not serious but there is a range of issues that lying may represent. In your case with a young child, her teacher is probably correct since lying at the preschool age is very common and does not typically represent abnormal behavior. Young preschool aged children often make up stories and tell tall tales. This is normal activity because they enjoy hearing stories and making up stories for fun. These young children may blur the distinction between reality and fantasy. This type of lying is probably not a serious problem and children typically out grow this behavior. Sometimes as children get older, they may tell a lie to be self-serving for example, to avoid doing a chore or to deny responsibility for their behavior. Parents should respond to these isolated instances of lying by talking with the youngster about the importance of truthfulness, honesty and trust. Older children and teenagers may also lie to avoid hurting anothers feelings, to protect their privacy or to help them feel psychologically separate and independent from their parents, as the American Academy of Adolescent Psychiatry has reported. Lying can become a bad habit if it goes unchecked. It can also indicate malicious behavior or emotional problems. Children may lie to get attention from peers or adults, to deal with daily demands or to cover up a serious problem such as substance abuse. If you find that your child has lied to you, you should take that opportunity to talk about their behavior. Parents are the most important role models for children and honesty is learned at home. The importance of honesty at home and in their community should be discussed, as should alternatives to lying. In other words, giving your child different ways to cope and meet their needs without lying. Of course with the younger children, it is also important to review the difference between make believe and reality. If as a parent you do see a maladaptive pattern of lying with your child that is serious and repetitive, it may be time to seek professional help. An evaluation by a professional child/adolescent counselor could help both the child and parent understand and remediate this behavior. Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to smgreggs@gmail.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Snowbirds: Leave Items For Food DriveSnowbirds departing for their northern homes are encouraged to leave their unopened, non-perishable food items at their local post office for inclusion in the 20th annual Letter Carrier Food Drive on Saturday, May 12. The food will be included in the food drive and will be delivered to the Harry Chapin Food Bank in Lee County and Collier Harvest in Collier County. All food collected will be distributed to their networks of non-profit agencies at no charge. Last years Letter Carrier Food Drive, Stamp Out Hunger, resulted in more than 400,000 pounds of food donated and over $2,300 in monetary donations. This year, the need is even greater. Children who receive free breakfasts and lunches during the school year will be in need during the summer months when these meals arent available; the food bank assists in providing this service. Food items especially needed include canned soup, canned meats and fish, canned vegetables, fruits and juices, boxed goods (such as cereal), pasta and rice. The Harry Chapin Food Bank solicits, collects and stores quality food for distribution to families in need through a network of non-profit agencies in Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties, who provide food to more than 30,000 people monthly. For additional information about the Letter Carrier Food Drive or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, contact 334-7007 or go to www. harrychapinfoodbank.org. 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ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 201228B Did This A/C Come From A War Zone?by Bryan HayesWhen you look at these pictures of an air conditioner, you will find it hard to believe that it didnt come into contact with an explosive device. Believe it or not, what it did come into contact with were the weather elements out on Captiva. This unit was on a property that is located close to water and only highlights how important it is to take the extra care with your air conditioners out on the islands, especially if you have a waterfront property. Most air conditioning equipment is made up several different types of metal. These metals are constructed together to make up your equipment. When dissimilar metals touch, it can create a very corrosive environment. It is very important that this type of equipment receives regular maintenance. With Captiva being narrower than Sanibel, exposure to a corrosive environment out there is even greater. That being said, Sanibel is only a slightly less corrosive environment. Air conditioning on the islands have an average of 8to 12-year lifespan. While inland, some air conditioners can run for as much as 15 years or more. Of course, just like with anything else, longevity greatly depends on how well you take care of them. 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. Damaged air conditioning unit Superior InteriorsThe Right Lightby Cindy MalszyckiIts more than an overhead light fixture. Or a table lamp set next to your favorite chair. A well-lit room includes four major types of lighting ambient, task, accent and mood all which create a dramatic effect in your room. Ambient or general lighting is indirect, and literally bounces off the walls and ceiling to provide comfortable background illumination. Its important that it be distributed evenly in your rooms, so that no areas are overly bright or hidden in the shadows. Recessed and track lighting are considered two of the best general sources of light. Task lighting, does exactly as its name infers it provides necessary light for specific duties such as reading, writing or cooking. Again, its important that task lighting be shadow-free. Because of its localized nature, two great examples are reading lamps and under-counter lighting. Accent lighting is purely decorative, and includes everything from up-lights and torchieres to sconces and spotlights. If you want to accent a work or art, or draw attention to an architectural element in your home, then accent lighting would be your best choice. Mood lighting generally comes from flexible light sources. For example, if you want to change the mood in your dining room, simply add a dimmer switch to your chandelier, and youve instantly change your rooms ambiance. Cindy Malszycki is an interior decorator on Sanibel. She can be reached at cindy@decden.net. From page 2BWin A VacationYou can also enter via mail. Make your check payable to CROW and send to: CROW Raffle c/o Royal Shell Vacations, 1547 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957. Make sure to include your name, address, city, state, zip code plus your phone and e-mail information. All entries must be postmarked no later than April 30. Top Producers Royal Shell Real Estate announced that the McMurrary & Nette Real Estate Team earned honors as the top listing team and top producing sales team. The team also includes agents Brooks Selby, Arika Bjorkedal, Chad Reedy and Chris Smith. Top listing (individual) honors go to Sarah Ashton for the month of February. Jim Branyon earned top producer sales (individual) for the month of March. Sarah Ashton Jim Branyon Mike McMurray and Trevor Nette ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS Realty Group Welcomes New Team MemberPfeifer Realty Group welcomes Beth Haely to its Sanibel team as customer care coordinator. Haely attended both Kent State University and the University of Florida, where she became a certified dietary manager. In the 1990s, she launched the Captiva Gulf Walk to benefit Hope Hospice. Beth Haely Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


29B ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 2012Shell Point Partners With Local Agencies To Offer Tips & TeaShell Point Retirement Community is partnering with the Alzheimers Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter and Senior Friendship Centers to host Tips & Tea, a special event for family caregivers on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Family caregivers are welcome to attend and enjoy an afternoon focused on education, relaxation and community resources to help offer a break from the normal routine of caregiving. Attendees at this event will learn more about community resources available to them, including the Senior Friendship Centers adult day program; Shell Points assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services; and the many resources available through the Alzheimers Association. Activities will include the Alzheimers Association Memory Mobile offering free memory screenings from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m, helpful community resource information, tours of the Senior Friendship Centers Adult day center, refreshments provided by Shell Point and door prizes. Emily Reese, Program Specialist for the Alzheimers Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, will offer presentations at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. providing helpful tips for caregivers regarding stress. The Tips & Tea event will give Lee Countys aging population and caregivers a great opportunity to learn about the myriad of services available to assist them, while also enjoying an afternoon of educational and social activities, said McKenzie Millis, Assisted Living Healthcare Marketing Specialist. Social support, and staying connected, is essential to everyones good health and wellness no matter your age, and many times caregivers often neglect their own needs as they become consumed with caregiving duties. The event will take place at the Senior Friendship Centers, located at 5272 Summerlin Commons Way, Suite 601 in Fort Myers. This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited, so RSVPs are required. To reserve your spot, call 2751881 ext. 220 or ask for Lisa Gates. The Alzheimers Association is the worlds leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimers disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Their vision is a world without Alzheimers. For more information, visit www.alz. 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 5739638. 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. Alzheimers Association Memory Mobile 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


ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 201230B Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, This past Christmas, we decided to give our daughter and our daughter-inlaw money for their Christmas presents. We seemed to be unable to choose the right size or color for gifts in the past, so we thought it a very good idea to give money. A month later, to our horror, we found they spent our hard-earned cash for manicures and pedicures. We think that this is disgusting and a total waste, when the money could have been spent in a far better way. What is your opinion? Harry and Mary Dear Harry and Mary, Professionally done manicures and pedicures now seem to be a necessity for many of the boomer generation, and even for some of their 10-year-old-daughters. These procedures do not come cheap and I am amazed to see how many women and young girls line up outside these special salons waiting to get in on a Saturday. That being said, when you give a gift of money it belongs to the recipients and rarely comes with a manual of special instructions as to how the money is to be spent. You may not approve of their choice, but this is just a perfect example of the many differences between the generations Lizzie Dear Harry and Mary, I am sorry you feel the money gift you gave is being squandered. However, how the gift is spent is not about you, it is about the receiver your daughter and what she wants to do with the money. Manicures and pedicures fall into the same category as day spas, massages, facials and eyebrow plucking. All of these services pamper and make one feel special. I believe that it is a great gift to give any loved one. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces e-mail address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. by Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I had such a bad reaction to eating hazelnuts that I required a shot, and some steroids. I dont eat much nuts, sometimes cashews. Do you think Im allergic to all nuts? C.J., Coral Springs You should avoid other nuts, too. Ill tell you which in a minute. Luckily, you didnt have full-blown anaphylaxis which occurs in about one-third of all tree nut ingestions, especially with peanuts, which by the way are actually legumes. It shocks me that airlines still serve peanuts to passengers hundreds of people at a time when there is such an incredibly high sensitivity rate. The allergic response is triggered by the proteins found in the nuts, which do not break down with heat, meaning you cant cook them out. Nuts are often hidden, too, so they may only get honorable mention in popular foods such as cookies, protein bars, cakes, cereals, nut spreads, praline and other desserts. Also, if the label says, This product was manufactured in a facility that also uses nuts... thats your cue to put the product back because there are traces of nut proteins that may have blown around the facility and made it into your particular food during handling or manufacturing. Some folks only experience a mild problem with nuts, and its limited to irritations of the mouth, lips, tongue or throat. This is called OAS for oral allergy syndrome, or sometimes Pollen Food Allergy. Clinically, we see this most frequently in people allergic to weeds because the body sees the pollen traces in the nut. Birch pollens are sometimes to blame in OAS, which can occur any time of the year, but usually during pollen season. The cross sensitivity can occur between birch and other nuts as well as plums, pears, cherries, apples, carrots, peas and sunflower seeds. I found a study that measured human IgE antibodies in order to evaluate crosssensitivities. Among tree nuts, there is a strong cross reaction between walnuts, pecans and hazelnuts. So, none of those for you. Theres a moderate cross reaction with these: pistachio, almonds, hazelnuts, cashews and Brazil nuts. Of the bunch, cashews and pistachios are pretty tightly correlated, so if youre allergic to one, definitely stay away from the other. Id avoid the bunch, honestly, and consider a blood test to determine food allergies. One more warning, about my favorite nut which I hardly ever eat but still fantasize about. Cashews, they are really seeds, not nuts. If youre highly allergic continued on page 31B deaRPharmacistMinimizing Allergies To Nuts And Fruits Indispensable Advice from Dr. Dave Get your copy of Dr. Daves Book at Sanibel Island Books and Gifts,1571 Periwinkle Way 472-5223 Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


31B ISLAND SUN APRIL 13, 2012 Dr. DaveProstate Problemsby Dr. Dave HepburnI have hovered over and sashayed up to many a urinal over the years. I used to clean them when I was a teenager working at Mohawk Trailer Park in New Brunswick. David, the owner admonished, by cleaning these every day, you will appreciate the work required to keep them clean and you will not end up being one of these guys who doesnt care if he hits or misses in here. I would like to say he was right and so I will, given that I am the sole contributor to this column and I can write what I want and nobody will ever check. Now sometimes a urinal is just a pretty piece of perched porcelain pottery; at other times, its an art gallery where piddling Picassos attempt to demonstrate their skills, some with surprising accuracy in their anatomical if not political correctness. But it is the poets I enjoy the most. Pearls of wisdom left to distract us from the task at hand (in hand). We aim to please so you aim too, please. In case of nuclear attack hide in here. Apparently it hasnt been hit yet. For a good time, call Rolex. But now, companies looking for an advertising edge have waddled into the widdle world and are advertising their wares directly into the eye line of innocent men. In place of that lovely deodorizing patty that sits in the urinal, (the one we used to call the principles breath mint) are actual ads, like the one I saw recently in a urinal at a hockey rink in Fort Myers. YOURE MISSING THE ACTION read the ad, followed by (If youve been here twice during the game, call Florida Urology at... ) I was so impressed by this entreprenurial signage that I took a picture of that ad, but absolutely nothing or nobody else, as I explained to the security officer. So why do men miss a urinal that is directly in front of them and as wide as a 12-man hot tub, which apparently they never seem to miss? And why would they have to visit a urinal twice during a hockey game? And why didnt I pick Jamie Benn in my office hockey pool? Well, the answer to all of these is one word: prostate. (I had to get up to use the urinal when Benns name came up in the draft.) As we age, our hair and bones get thinner, our arteries and waistlines get thicker, some things shrink, some things enlarge, some things have to be replaced and some things just fall off altogether. Prostates get larger as we get older. They get grumpy, swell up and strangle the outlet from our bladder. What once was a lovely, wide conduit for performing calligraphy as we wrote our names in the snow, (show-offs included their middle name and dotted the is.) is no longer. The AK-47 is now a toy squirt gun, literally. The prostate has narrowed the passageway to the point that the stream is slow, weak, unreliable and has to be used more frequently i.e., in what once was the still of the night. There are several procedure and medication treatment options that can help alleviate these lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). We once had high hopes for saw palmetto, but that petered out. One that works surprisingly well is the ED (erectile dysfunction) drug Cialis. Turns out that Cialis also tunes in to the prostate and turns on the tap properly. No more LUTS for your urinary clutz. You can start hitting urinals again. Furthermore, taken in a tiny daily dose, Cialis is a remarkable little multi-tasker, with very few if any side effects. Cialis treats ED, alleviates LUTS, lowers blood pressure, helps Raynauds disease and possibly even helps jet lag. All via its positive effect on our arterial nitric oxide (NO), a gaseous wee molecule that relaxes arteries allowing all of these good things to happen. We are discovering that this natural relaxant is actually quite vital to our good vascular health. So just say no to missing the urinal, and start writing in the snow like the young, immature man that is still deep within you. Stop getting up during the night, or more importantly during the playoffs, especially when Benn is playing. Like the column? Youll LOVE the book the Doctor is In(sane), available at Sanibel Island Bookshop. Contact Dr. Dave or read more at www.wisequacks. org. Participation Needed For Letter Carrier Food DriveLetter carriers in Lee and Collier counties need volunteers to carry out a successful Stamp Out Hunger food drive on Saturday, May 12. This is the nations largest single-day drive to help needy families fight hunger in America. As the economy has spiraled downward, millions and millions of families are suffering struggling to make ends meet and put food on the table. With the increased need for food and related supplies in the two counties, the Stamp Out Hunger food drive is especially important. Helping Stamp Out Hunger is as easy as checking your mailbox. Just leave a bag of non-perishable food where your letter carrier normally delivers your mail. Your letter carrier or volunteer will then pick up and deliver the food to a local food bank. This is the one day when letter carriers collect the food. Food collected in Lee County goes to the Harry Chapin Food Bank and several other food banks; in Collier County, food goes to Collier Harvest. All food collected in food drives is distributed to participating agencies at no cost. Food banks are notoriously empty during summer months, having exhausted the supply of donations received from other food drives. Summer donations are even more critical since many children in need no longer have the benefits of their school breakfast and lunch programs. Food banks literally circle the second Saturday in May on their calendars, knowing that carriers will again fill their shelves shelves that, by then, will be depleted of holiday-time donations. The national drive began with a pilot program in 1991. Individuals who wont be able to participate on May 12 may drop off their contributions at any Post Office; the items will be saved and added to the May 12 contributions. Businesses can set up collection boxes for employees and customers who may not be able to leave food by their mailboxes on May 12. Monetary donations payable to Harry Chapin Food Bank are welcomed prior to and on the day of the food drive. Virtually any kind of non-perishable food may be donated in unopened, non-breakable containers. Items especially in need are peanut butter, tuna, rice, beans, canned meats, fruits, vegetables, boxed cereals and soups. Volunteers are needed to assist letter carriers with their pickups on May 12. Contact Debi Mitchell in Lee County at 573-9638, or Jesse Costin in Collier County at 6434716. Volunteers are needed to assist with preliminary food sorting on May 12. Contact Bedzaida Bryen at the Harry Chapin Food Bank in Lee County at 334-7007; Collier Harvest at 455-3663; or Kim Berghs at the United Way at 433-2000 ext. 260. Chair Of National Foundation Board NamedHope HealthCare Services President and CEO Samira K. Beckwith has been named chair of the National Hospice Foundation (NHF) Board of Trustees. In partnership with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, the NHF works to improve care at the end of life for people throughout the United States, in support of more than 3,400 hospice and palliative care providers. Beckwith is a founding member of the NHFs Board Of Directors And Executive Committee, serving in numerous leadership roles since 1994. NHF Executive Director John Mastrojohn said, We are delighted to have Samira serving as our board chair. She is an experienced and nationally respected leader who is strongly committed to our vision of a world where individuals and families facing serious illness and grief will experience the best that humankind can offer. Founded in 1992, the NHF is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. From page 30BDear Pharmacistto poison ivy, stay away from these guys. Even the raw cashews you see at health food stores are not truly raw. You simply cannot eat a raw cashew; it must be separated from its double-shell. In a pain-staking process, its steamed and/ or boiled. but the outer shell contains urushiol, a toxic resin that sparks the familiar skin rash after exposure to poison ivy, oak and sumac. If you have a severe allergy to poison ivy, raw cashews should probably not be consumed. Otherwise, eat one for me! 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. Samira K. BeckwithShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or emailpress@islandsunnews.com


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Classified Ad Deadline Monday At Noon HELP WANTED HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED BOATS CANOES KAYAKS AUTO FOR SALE AUTO FOR SALE MISC FOR SALE COMMERCIAL SPACE REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL CLEANING SERVICESResidential Commercial Interior Windows Carpet Cleaning Jennifer Watson 239-810-6293SR 11/13 N TFN Bob AdamsResidential Renewal ServicesHandyman(Carpentry, maintenance toilets, faucets, ceiling fans, sliding doors, etc.)768-0569 or Cell 464-6460RS 11/14 M TFN Licensed & Insured 25+ years experienceCOMPANION SERVICE Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service, LLC Medical appointments, general transportation, shopping, light meal preparations, and light cleaning. Our services are customized to meet our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or for an emergency call 239-472-0556.SR 10/3 B TFN HELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047SR 11/13 B TFN DORADO PROPERTY MANAGEMENTHOME WATCH/CARE Full Range of Services Excellent Organizational Skills Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa 239-472-8875RS 10/1 BM TFN MUSIC INSTRUCTIONSIn piano, saxophone, ute. On Sanibel/Captiva or South Fort Myers. Quali ed, experienced teacher. Call 239-989-7799 RR 10/8 CC TFN HOUSE CARE While you are away by retired architect, Sanibel resident. Call 395-1649.RS 11/12 NC TFN DOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800SR 1/30 B TFN 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 231 or volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 10/28 NC TFN 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 adrianabolen8919@hotmail.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 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 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 bobguzzo@comcast.net.NR 4/6 CC 4/13 FURNITURE FOR SALELarge entertainment center; large bedroom armoire; and living room couch with carved wooden frame. Call 470-1516NR 4/6 CC 4/20 SUNGLASS RETAIL POSITIONWe are seeking a fun/personable/ professional sales associate and/or Asst. Manager in our Sanibel store. Please email resumes to Kenwyn@sanibelsunglasscompany.com.NR 4/13 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.RS 4/13 CC 4/13 2005 HYUNDAI ELANTRABright red GLS Hatchback with 55k miles, 5-speed manual, split folding rear seats, am-fm/cd, ice cold air, new tires, wipers and battery. Asking $5,800. Call 565-0073NR 4/13 CC 4/13 PRIVATE OWNER DOWNSIZING, FURNITURE FOR SALE Call 395-0142 NS 4/13 CC 4/13 Glass Top Table & Base, 4 upholstered chairs$750Queen Size Pull Out Bed with pillows$150 $350 $125CHARMING 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 utilitiesRR 4/13 CC 4/13 Isabella RasiIbt Rt En Cbnt Isabella Rasi (239) 246-4716EftIsabellaRasi@aol.com RS 4/13 NC 5/4MATLACHA WATERFRONT Unique artists home in midst of art galleries, restaurants & shing community. $550,000EAST END RETAIL CENTER Newly renovated retail center with high visibility on Periwinkle toward Lighthouse beach. Great business opportunity. $1,299,000SOUTH SEAS RESORT Exquisite 2BR/2BA at Lands End. Waterviews from Every room. Brand new contemporary interior.$1,299,000www.southseasresortlandsend1637.com


REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED 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 RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311NS 3/30 BM TFN 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 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 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 TO PLACE AN AD LOG ON: IslandSunNews.com& click on Place Classified 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 727-207-5787RR 4/13 CC 4/20 OPEN HOUSE BY OWNER $36,900 Saturday April 14, 1 to 4 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 4/13 NC 4/13 SANIBEL 3/2 HOME BY OWNER $369,000. Fully equipped beautiful 3Bed/ 2Bath (half of a duplex) at a very convenient location (2320 Sq). Pool, Tennis. CALL Martin 239-691-5629. Details: www.postlets.com/repb/6693883 NR 4/13 CC 4/27 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. $139,000. 5 E Street, unit 314. Call 317-439-5514 or email LMSRealtor@aol.comRS 4/13 CC 4/13 ANNUAL RENTAL WANTEDLong-term, responsible and EASY-to-rent to family. We are relocating to Sanibel, Sanibel Schools and the sunshine from Wisconsin. We can pay rst, last and security deposit NOW. Move-in now or anytime by August 1st. Call or text Dale at 608-575-5511 OR email dalesuslick@gmail.com NR 4/13 CC 4/20 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. RR 4/13 CC 4/13 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. 239-395-1786RR 4/13 CC 4/20 FOR RENTPleasant one-bedroom furnished apartment on Sanibel, near Gulf beach and causeway. Florida room and deck, ground level, natural setting, carport, w/d. Available April-December. $750/month. All utilities furnished, including cable. Call owner at 859-749-7574RS 4/13 CC 4/20 MOVING SALEContents Of Sanibel House located in Dunes, wall entertainment center, Henredon & Thomasville furniture, leather sofas, antique dining room, Sears riding mower and more. Call for appointment 239-822-3704.NS 4/13 CC 4/13 GARAGE SALENeat clean stuff Saturday April 14-2012 10:00 am to 3:00 pm 9007 Mockingbird Drive Sanibel, The DunesNR 4/13 CC 4/13 AWESOME HOUSE ON SANIBEL4/13 9-3pm and 4/14 9-1pm. Household items, kitchen items, electronics, furniture bdrm, living rm, dining rm. Exercise equipment and more. 1360 Eagle Run Dr. Cash, VISA, MC Accepted. Do not block driveways or mailboxes.NR 4/13 CC 4/13 YARD SALEFri 4/13 and Sat 4/14, 9am 2pm 1429 Jamaica Dr, Sanibel Art, Household items, books, toys and lots more. Early birds will be shot!NR 4/13 CC 4/13


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 13, 201238B My name is Bon Jovi (ID# 530133) and I am a 3-year-old male brown American Staffordshire terrier mix. Like my namesake, Im just livin on a prayer and I hope that means Ill get a home soon. Do you think I could fit in with you and your family? I get along with cats and other dogs. Im very smart and a quick learner. My foster mom says I eat like a pig but I have great manners. Im housetrained, sleep through the night and can entertain myself with a chewy rawhide. My adoption fee is $35 during Animal Services Famous Felines and Celebrity Canines Adoption Promotion My name is Vera Wang (ID# 524686) and I am a 2-year-old spayed female black and white domestic short hair. Im a very fashionable feline, but dont let my formal black and white attire fool you Im really a down-to-earth girl. I get along fine with other pets, especially cats since I was raised in home with lots of them. My dream is to live with a family who has a few pets to play with and will love me and treat me like the special kitty I am. My adoption fee is $25 during Animal Services Famous Felines and Celebrity Canines Adoption Promotion For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to www.LeeLostPets. com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour, so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Vera Wang (ID# 524686) Bon Jovi (ID# 530133) photos by squaredogphoto.com


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