Island sun
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00101362/00120
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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: 04-27-2012
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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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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APRIL/MAY SUNRISE/SUNSET: 6:54 7:58 6:53 7:59 6:52 7:59 6:51 8:00 6:51 8:00 6:50 8:01 6:49 8:01 VOL. 19, NO. 44 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA APRIL 27, 2012 27 28 29 30 1 2 3 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands Read Us Online at IslandSunNews.com A ASECTIONGrant For New Archway At Ding DarlingThe Andrea Waitt Carlton (AWC) Family Foundation, formerly known as the Messengers of Healing Winds, has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) to erect a welcoming, wildlife-themed entry archway for the Ding Darling Refuges Education Center ramp. Of the 800,000 who visit the refuge every year, we were finding that only 28 percent came inside the free education center, said Birgie Vertesch, DDWS executive director. The education center has numerous educational exhibits and hands-on learning areas plus a Nature Store, help desk, and free lectures, films, and other programs. It is an extension of what visitors just continued on page 11 A rough artists rendering of the new ramp entrance archwayRecreation Department Volunteer Appreciation Luncheonby Jeff LysiakOn April 20, more than 40 island residents attended the City of Sanibel Recreation Departments Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon, the annual thank you reception for volunteers who donated their time and talents for the benefit of the community.continued on page 15 After School program middle schoolers Great Horned Owls On CaptivaMike Mullins captured this photograph of two great horned owl chicks in their nest on Captiva Drive. Great horned owls photo 2012 Mike Mullins by Jeff LysiakAnother fine example of a community working together was witnessed on Saturday morning, with more than 75 people attending the official ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Shared Use Path Welcome Center, located along Periwinkle Way between She Sells Sea Shells and Huxters Market. The facility features an extension of the shared use path, which meanders through newly-planted native vegetation, a threesided covered gazebo with seating, maps and island information, a drinking continued on page 28 View of the new Welcome CenterRibbon Cut At Shared Use Path Welcome Center


ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 20122 Three Generations Of Women Visit Historical Museum & VillageThe Sanibel Historical Museum & Village was very lucky to have three generations of women visit and enjoy the dollhouse in the 1925 Sears kit home, Morning Glories. Nineteen-month-old Antonia Earl Eleanor played with her mother, Helena Zyblikewycz, who herself had enjoyed the dollhouse when she was five years old. Grandparents Sephania and Eugene Zyblikewycz of Marlton, New Jersey looked on, with big smiles on their faces. It was especially appropriate that Antonia enjoyed Morning Glories, as she lives with her parents in a 1926 kit home in Silver Spring, Maryland. We dont know yet if its a Sears kit home; were trying to figure that out, Helena Zyblikewycz explained. Morning Glories is a favorite with visitors to the museum. At a cost of $2,211, Martin Mayer ordered it delivered to Sanibel in 1925. The building came to the island in 30,000 pieces on a flatbed truck aboard a barge. It was the island event of the year. The house was originally located on San Carlos Bay. When it was donated to the village, a group of volunteers labored for almost a year to restore the building to its present condition. The homes warm and cozy atmosphere seems quite livable to todays visitors and represents a typical winter home on Sanibel in the 1920s and 1930s. Sears Catalog Homes (sold as Sears Modern Homes) were readyto-assemble kit houses sold through mail order by Sears, Roebuck and Company. More than 70,000 of these were sold in North America between 1908 and 1940. Shipped via railroad boxcars, these kits included all the materials needed to build a house. Many were assembled by the new homeowner and friends, relatives and neighbors, in a fashion similar to the traditional barn-raisings of farming families. As an add-on, Sears offered the latest technology available to house buyers in the early part of the 20th century. Central heating, indoor plumbing and electricity were all new developments, although not all of the houses were designed with these conveniences. But doll houses, as they have for more than 400 years, need no conveniences just sturdy toys for children to play with. The doll house located in the second bedroom of Morning Glories is available to any and all visiting children. Antonia seemed transfixed by it, as her mother had been a generation earlier. It put one in mind of Mothers Day, approaching on Sunday, May 13. The Museum Gift Shop offers a number of presents particularly suited to mothers, including sailors valentines of all sizes, pine needle baskets decorated with seashells, and gourd art. There also are books relating to Sanibel and Southwest Florida history, ornaments made of seashells, and mobiles of driftwood and sea urchins. The Sanibel Historical Museum & Village is located at 950 Dunlop Road, next to BIG ARTS. Adult admission is $5; people under age 18 are free. Single memberships are $25, family memberships are $50, and other levels are available. The museums mailing address is P.O. Box 413, Sanibel, FL 33957. Learn more online at www.sanibelmuseum.org. The doll house thats fascinating Antonia Earl Eleanor did the same for her mother Helena when she was five years old The doll house. Note the sign: This is a house to play with!!! Have fun!!! Other Team Sponsors and Their AMAZING Oyster Eaters: Cheeburger Cheeburger: GEENA GRAZIER; Coffee Bar at Baileys: NICK CASTILLO ; The Jacaranda: KAREN TURNER ; John Grey Painting: MICHAEL COHN ; Law Office of Janet Strickland, P.A.: DAVE HAMBOR ; Lily & Company Jewelry Gallery: MARILYN ODEA ; NBC-2: JUAN BAEZ ; Sanibel Grill: ROXY MILLER ; Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis: JONATHAN TONGYAI ; SanibelCaptiva Rotary Club: NATE GREY ; Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club: BABS BROWN ; Sanibel-Captiva Trust Company: PHYLLIS GIBSON ; Stewart Title Sanibel: BECKY ANDERSON ; The Timbers Restaurant and Fish Market: JOE SCHULTZ ; Trader Caf and Store: CHERYL DUFFY ; Tween Waters Inn: CHERYL PRANN ; Zurbriggen Financial: CHET SADLER The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum THANK YOU FOR MAKING THE 3rd ANNUAL OYSTER EATING CONTEST A SLURPING SUCCESS! CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS: Waterman Broadcasting, Master of Cere monies: CLAY MILLER & The North Ft. Myer s Academy of the Arts Steel Drum Band Grand Champion: LAMAR WILLIA MS, R.C. Otters Island Eats; First Runner Up: RON CLAYTON, Veolia; Second Runner Up: CHUCK WOODS, Baileys General Store ; Female Champion: KIMBALL MATHEWS Sanibel-Captiva Community Bank ; First Runner Up, HEATHER HARRISON, Bank of the Islands; Second Runner Up, KATIE GARDENIA, The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum ; Most Clams Collected: Sanibel-Captiva Rotary; Best Team Spirit: MILITA KENNEDY, Doc Fords Sanibel; First Runner Up, HEATHER HARRISON, Bank of the Islands ; Best Dressed: WAYNE WOODRING, The Bait Box ; First Runner Up, KATIE GARDENIA, The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum The Committee ( LEE ALMAS, CLAIR BECKMANN, MARK BLUST, JOHN SUAU & JAMES YOUNG) would like to thank: Celebrity Judges: RIC BASE President, Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce; JUDIE ZIMOMRA City Manager, Sanibel; KAREN BELL Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery; MEI-MEI CHAN President & Publisher, Fort Myers News-Press; and JEFF OTHS President, Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club Volunteers: Matt Asen, Peg Bisignani, Mary Jo Bogdon, Nick Boran, Rodger Bu nnell, Mary Burton, Kristian Colberg, Linda Edinburg, Betty & Jo hn English, Vanessa Flynt, Barb & Dick Hansen, Betsy Heizmann, Walt He ndry, Rob Lisenbee, Joyce & Ken Matthys, Anne Moeder, Leroy Neitzel, Ron Nixon, Marie Peart, Tom Risher, Sue and Ty ler Schoenherr, Phyllis Sharp, Janet Stri ckland, Beth Weigel, Richard Weiss, Fred a & Dick Willis, Susan Young, and the staff at Th e Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, FL 3395 7 T: 239.395.2233 | www.shellmuseum.org


3 ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 2012 Summer Hours Begin Soon At Sanibel Historical VillageSummer hours will begin on Wednesday, May 2 at the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village, when the village will be open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The village will close on August 5 and re-open with full-time hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on November 7. The museums often busier in the morning, Ive noticed, so I hope the affect on attendance will be minimal, said museum manager Emilie Alfino. In any case, summer hours really are a necessity. Our buildings go back to pioneer days and are not air conditioned. While Sanibels pioneers were used to the heat, our visitors are not. Therefore, they are unable to experience all our museum has to offer. The Sanibel Historical Museum & Village was founded in 1984 with a mission to preserve, protect and share Sanibel history. Its buildings and thousands of artifacts tell the story of Sanibel from the Calusa and Spanish eras to the early pioneer families who settled on the island in the 1800s. Seven historic buildings soon to be eight when the Sears kit home Shore Haven is moved to the village from its present location on Bird Lane have been relocated from their original island sites and brought to the village. Each building has been restored to its original state. Volunteer docents share the stories of Sanibel, with 10,000 visitors per year. Another reason to switch to summer hours is that many of our docents go north for the summer, said Alfino. Volunteers are the backbone of our operation, and we simply cannot operate without a full complement of docents. If anyone is interested in becoming a summer docent, we would love to have you. We provide full training, and the shifts are just three hours in the morning. Give the museum a call at 472-4648. Audio recordings in each building tell the story of Sanibels pioneers and life on the island from the 1880s to the 1940s, taking some of the burden off our docents when it gets busy. The Sanibel Historical Museum & Village is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS) and there is handicap access to all buildings. Admission is $5 for adults (18 and over). Members and children are admitted free. For more information, call 4724648 during business hours. Paula Newton, left, with some of the museums docents-in-training Dorothy Donaldson and Clair Wyatt


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5 ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 2012 Community Panel To MeetThe next meeting of the Captiva Community Panel will be held on Tuesday, May 8 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Cone Rooms at South Seas Island Resort. Agenda details to be announced shortly. As always, panel meetings are open to all. Beach funding wins approval On April 17, Gov. Rick Scott signed into law a $70.8 billion spending plan for Florida during an event in St. Johns County. The General Appropriations Act for FY 2012-13 provides nearly $22 million for statewide beach management projects. The Legislature provided funding for the top seven beach projects of the Florida Department of Environmental Protections local government funding request priority list. The Captiva Erosion Prevention Districts upcoming beach nourishment project was included in the top seven beach projects. The CEPD will receive $4.5 million from the state for the approximately $18 million Captiva Island beach renourishment project. Hurricane Seminar May 10 Join members of the Captiva Hurricane Preparation and Response Committee as the Captiva Island Fire Control District, Lee County Emergency Operations Center and the Lee County Sheriffs Office help you to prepare for hurricane season at a special pre-season seminar on Thursday, May 10 beginning at 3 p.m. Learn about Captiva Islands Structural Safety Inspection Team, a group of volunteers responsible for conducting damage analyses on Captiva in the event of a severe tropical storm. The seminar will be held in the Auger Room at South Seas Island Resort. For more information, call the Captiva Memorial Library at 533-4890. Sea turtle nesting season begins Each year beginning around May 1, threatened and endangered sea turtles nest on Florida beaches as they have done for millions of years. Two months later, tiny hatchlings emerge from their sandy nests and scamper for the water using the seaward horizon as their guiding light. Tragically, artificial light visible from the beach confuses them and lures these tiny creatures inland away from the water. Thousands of hatchlings die because lights along the beach are not turned off or shielded properly. Please help sea turtles get safely to the water. From May 1 through October 31, between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m.: Shield all sources of light visible from the beach Use 25-watt yellow bug lights or amber LED lights Close blinds or curtains after dark to eliminate light spilling out to the beach Remove all beach furniture and equipment each night from the beach Captivas history online The Captiva Island Historical Society has launched its new online presence at http://captivaislandhistoricalsociety.org. Captivans can share historic photos and information, view video clips, find out how to get DVDs of the two recent films on Captivas history, and support the work of the society. Raffle Winner AnnouncedOut of the 810 tickets sold for the Sanibel School Fund annual car raffle, one winners name was drawn by Dick Muench after the schools Seahorse Festival on March 24. The Sanibel School Fund congratulates Jim Coombs of Ontario, Canada, who has been supporting the school by buying tickets for several years. Due to the number of tickets sold, the raffle was a 50/50, so the Sanibel School Fund and the winner each receive $6,300. All proceeds benefit The Sanibel School. The fund would also like to thank everyone who supports the school, and especially thank Galeana FIAT of Fort Myers, who supplied the car for the raffle, Bank of the Islands, Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory, and the Sanibel Island Farmers Market for helping sell tickets. The Sanibel School Fund is 501(c) organization of parents and friends of the school that has raised 100 percent of the funding for the schools foreign language program and has contributed arts, music, physical education, and technology program enhancements. The foreign language program helped The Sanibel School earn the Blue Ribbon designation from the U.S. Department of Education. The Sanibel School was ranked among the highest scoring schools in the state by the Florida Department of Education (DOE) for elementary, middle, combination schools. The state ranked the schools based on the number of school grade points received for the 2010-11 school year as part of the states school grading formula. For elementary, middle and combination schools, points are earned based on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, with points given for the percentages of students scoring at grade level or better on the FCAT and making learning gains. Discover America By Discovering Beachessubmitted by Ken and Kate Gooderham, ASBPA executive directorsStarting this May, the U.S. travel industry is working to put a bigger, brighter welcome mat out for travelers worldwide, letting them know that America is open for business. Its an overdue endeavor, particularly for travel destinations hard-hit by our lingering economic woes. Since many of those destinations are along our coasts, beach businesses should benefit if a new push brings new visitors to our shores. If travels economic equation adds up 35 foreign tourists = one new American job a push for more foreign visitors could have a big payoff at home. Overseas travel has had a lot of untapped potential of late, thanks mainly the absence of any focused national marketing campaign. Individual states, regions and communities have targeted and pursued overseas markets, but there was no national effort to sell America as one big travel destination. The result? The U.S. share of the international travel market has fallen 35 percent in the past decade, to the point where our country accounts for just 11.2 percent of total travel business. We fell seriously behind in marketing our country to others and were eclipsed in spending by countries big (Mexico, France, Britain) and small (South Korea, Turkey, Australia). When global travel is projected to boom in the years to come, not getting the word out hurts U.S. business. Worst of all, through word and deed (and general impression) we left many foreigners with the sense that youre not welcomed in America. Increased security for entry, decreased efficiency in processing, and a perception that the U.S. wasnt interested in attracting new visitors from other lands is a recipe for disaster in the travel business. With the passage of the Travel Promotion Bill in 2009, Brand USA was created using private funds and a traveler surcharge to market this country to the world as a travel destination offering a variety of experiences. We hope promoting the coasts of the country will be high on that list. Why? Aside from the obvious its good for business its a reminder of the breadth and beauty of our varied coastlines. To replicate the coastal experiences available to a visitor to our shores, someone would need to travel to many countries in many locales (crossing many borders and jurisdictions). Instead, you can come to America and see it all from the rocky northern coasts to the sandy southern shores, from the Delta wetlands to the Great Lakes dunes, from the narrow barrier islands jutting into the Atlantic to the cliff-backed pocket beaches along the Pacific. Beaches serve as one of the iconic backdrops for the American dream. The definition of the dream various from person to person; however, beaches have been (and will continue to be) a big part of the natural beauty and unique lifestyle that can draw visitors from around the globe to our shores (literally). This new marketing push will also complement the tourism efforts already under way by coastal communities, giving both campaigns a little more bang for their beach buck. Coastal professionals and communities around the country work hard to make their beaches world class and a better place to live, work and play. Inviting a few more friends from around the globe over to enjoy our coastal assets just makes sense. Heres hoping well all see more visitors on our shorelines soon. For more information, go to www. asbpa.org, Facebook or www.twitter. com/asbpa. Attention 2012 Graduates The Island Sun is looking for photos and information from local 2012 graduates to appear in the newspaper. If you are graduating or know a local grad, we need your help in obtaining the following information: Students name, school, plans for school or college in the fall. Please mail, drop off or email information along with a photo to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957; press@islandsunnews.com. Please note on emails: Class of 2012. Photos will be returned upon request.


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FAX number: (239) 395-2299. E-mail: press@islandsunnews.comRead Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.comContributing WritersKaren Bell Kimberley Berisford Don Brown Nick Brown Constance Clancy, ED.D. Suzy Cohen Marcia Feeney Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Shelley Greggs Bryan Hayes Dr. Dave Hepburn Craig R. Hersch Jane Vos Hogg Shirley Jewell Audrey Krienen Patricia Molloy Cindy Malszycki Marge Meek Capt. Matt Mitchell Bruce Neill, PhD Matt Oakley Ed ONeil Laura Zocki Puerto Gerri Reaves Ph.D. Di Saggau Jeanie Tinch PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER PRINTED WITH LOW-RUB, SOYBEAN INK Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel & Ken Rasi Advertising George Beleslin Graphic Arts & ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kris SeeReportersAnne Mitchell Jeff LysiakISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 20126 Health Food Stores Juice Bar Approvedby Anne MitchellSanibel Sprout, a recently opened health food store in Palm Ridge Place shopping center, will soon offer a fresh organic juice bar with the blessing of all but one member of the planning commission. Owners Edith and Nikki Rood applied Tuesday for a conditional use permit to allow for onsite food preparation without seating. They will also be able to sell salads and other foods under the same permit. Planning department staff recommended approval with the condition, among others, that the applicant pay for any additional required central sewer service capacity, the juice bar not be associated with a formula brand or franchise or be operated as a separate commercial use. Commissioner Phillip Marks, a physician, wanted commissioners to add the condition that the business undergo inspection by the Lee County Health Department, otherwise he could not vote for approval. Planning director Jim Jordan noted that this is a routine matter carried out by the county in all cases where food preparation is carried out and therefore did not need to be a condition. The county is very rigorous in its inspections, added Benjamin Popple, city planner. Marks also voiced concern about food safety, saying that produce accounts for many cases of food-borne illness each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The largest food outbreak in this country was from listeria in cantaloupes, he said. Marks also noted that the food preparation area is close to the restroom and hed like to see the bathroom door have a self-closing mechanism. Vikki Rood said she will use certified organic fruits and vegetables and wash them in a vinegar and water solution before juicing them. They will be left in the refrigerator next to the juice bar and will go straight from the refrigerator to the juicer to the mouth, said Rood. The approved application will come back to the planning commission as a resolution on May 8 for final action. Assistance Available For Summer Day Camp At The Rec CenterSummer day camp at the City of Sanibel Recreation Center begins on May 29. This year the camp has 10 one-week sessions from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Children who are entering 1st grade through 8th grade can attend one week or more. The cost is $85 per week per camper for members of the recreation center and $105 per week per camper for non-members. If you are a worker on Sanibel or Captiva or an island resident, you may be eligible for financial assistance awards that pay 10 to 80 percent of the program fee. There will be a meeting on Friday May 4, 10 to 11 a.m. at Sanibel Fish House restaurant, 1523 Periwinkle Way. A description of the program will be given, questions about the financial assistance program will be answered and applications will be available. If you work on Sanibel or Captiva you are eligible to apply for assistance. If you cannot make the meeting, you can get an application package online at mysanibel.com or pick up an application at the City of Sanibel Recreation Center, Sanibel City Hall, CHR or FISH, or call 472-0345 or Barry Roth at 313-9591. Blind Pass Needs Local SupportOn Tuesday, May 1, the Lee County Commission will be voting on whether to move forward with a unique opportunity to finish the dredging to keep Blind Pass open and save taxpayers money in the process. This is your chance to speak out in support of this much needed effort. Island residents are requested to attend the county commission meeting in downtown Fort Myers on Tuesday beginning at 9:30 a.m.. If not in the area, please take the time to send an e-mail to the county commissioners. A strong show of support is very important. Although Blind Pass has not yet closed, there is significant risk of its closing. Also, with the economic problems Lee County is facing, locals are concerned about future funding for pass maintenance. Due to some smart thinking by the Lee County Department of Natural Resources and Commissioner John Manning, the county has figured out how to fund a maintenance dredge for Blind Pass this summer. The company that dredged the new beach on Fort Myers Beach is still in the area and they are willing to dredge Blind Pass at a huge savings (nearly 50 percent). In addition, because the Fort Myers Beach project came in under budget, there is money left over from that project to fund the Blind Pass dredging. The dredging company will remove 125,000 cubic yards of material, which is about 90 percent of what was removed during the initial dredging of the pass. One of the reasons Lee County plans to dredge that much is that the design template has been modified so the pass will work more effectively. Consider the following: Blind Pass needs to be dredged in order to maintain it before it closes. There is significant risk of the pass closing in the near future if the county does not act. The pass being open has been a great success. It has benefitted water quality in the Blind Pass ecosystem and Pine Island Sound as well as marine life, fishing and tourism, just to name a few of the positive impacts. There is a great opportunity to save substantial funds by doing the maintenance dredging now by eliminating mobilization and demobilization costs, which can be considerable. With funds remaining from the Fort Myers Beach project, this doesnt require new county expenditures in tight economic times. The dredging company is a known entity, which improves the working relationship. To send an e-mail comment to the county commissioners, visit www.lee-county.com/gov/ BoardofCountyCommissioners/Pages/ eComments.aspx and look for consent agenda item 8C. Comments must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, April 29. Island residents are urged to take the time to support this maintenance dredging of Blind Pass, using any or all of the talking points above. This is a great opportunity to maintain the health of the pass and the water quality of the bayous and waterways in the Blind Pass ecozone while saving the county a minimum of $570,000.


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ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 20128 Why Less Balance On The Planning Commission?by Larry Schopp, Board Member, Committee of the IslandsThe seven-member Sanibel Planning Commission is the citys land use watchdog. Its primary functions are to advise the city council on land use issues and to act as the local planning agency and land development regulatory commission. In addition to advising on new legislation and amendments to the Sanibel Plan, it acts in a quasi-judicial capacity, by holding hearings on applications for various permits and variances. In effect then, we depend upon the planning commission to help preserve the uniqueness of our barrier island sanctuary while accommodating the needs of its people in the way the land is used. So how are the seven members of this very important commission selected? And what are the results of the selection process? The answer to the first question is pretty straightforward. The answer to the second question raises troubling issues of fairness, balance and the degree to which the commission is or is not representative of island residents and property owners as a whole. Lets take a closer look. Under the Sanibel Charter, the city council appoints members of the planning commission. The only requirement for applicants is that they be residents of Sanibel. With the number of high achievers living on the island some retirees, others still working there is a large pool of talent for council members to choose from. So why does it appear almost impossible for anyone not connected to the local business community to be appointed? Why not a process that provides for more balance? Four times in a row The last four times a vacancy occurred on the commission (Im not talking about reappointing current commissioners whose terms are about to expire), there have been multiple applicants, public-spirited citizens with good credentials and an interest in serving. Some had ties to local businesses, others did not. However, the appointments all went to people with local businesses or connections to local businesses. Whats even more troubling is that, in two of those cases, incumbents with unblemished records on the commission and no ties to local businesses had applied for reappointment and were instead replaced by newcomers from the business community. Im not suggesting that local businesspeople should not be asked to serve; all Sanibel residents have a right to be considered. But the outcomes in recent years do raise questions about the fairness of the process and the representativeness of the commission. It seems to me a body as important as the planning commission should be representative of the island population as a whole, not just those with local business interests. At the city council meeting on April 3, a replacement was considered for Paul Reynolds, who recently resigned from the commission. There were three well-qualified applicants, Karen Storjohann and Ralph Sloan, two citizens not involved with local businesses, and John Talmage, a local restaurant owner. Vice Mayor expresses concerns For some reason, public comment is no longer invited when council members consider planning commission appointments, despite the councils long-established policy of taking public comment on all agenda items that are not first readings. There was nonetheless a discussion among the council members that highlighted the problem of the current selection process, initiated by comments from Vice Mayor Mick Denham. The Vice Mayor, to his credit, expressed concern about the personality of the planning commission; he thought it was weighted toward the business side rather than the environmental side. I would have couched it a little differently and expressed it in terms of the business side and the non-business side. However, the Vice Mayor was right to be concerned. During the discussion that followed, Mayor Kevin Ruane made the point that Denham himself had a distinguished career with a major corporation before retiring to Sanibel, yet was an outspoken advocate for the environment. While that may be true, the comment misses the point. Many of us had careers in business before coming to Sanibel. That is very different from owning or having close ties to a local business while serving on the planning commission. Having a business background, as opposed to a local business, may influence the way we view the world or the role of government, but it does not create actual conflicts or a conflict in values. Here is what I mean by the latter: Hierarchy of values Each of us has a value structure, a hierarchy of things we value, be they environmental conservation, childhood education, helping the disadvantaged or the well-being of the local business community. Most often, those values are not in conflict but they can be. There may be times when a commissioner would have to choose between what may best for the local environment and what may be best for business. For example, there might be an ordinance proposed to reduce setbacks to allow for expansion of commercial space good for business, perhaps bad for the environment. Which values will inform the commissioners decision? We just dont know, but because of that potential conflict in values, we need to at least strive for a fair balance on the commission between the business and non-business sectors. We havent been doing that. At the April 3 meeting, members of city council chose the businessman John Talmage to serve on the planning commission. He seems well-qualified and I wish him success. However, the process and the pattern of new appointments made by city council in recent years seems to be telling citizens with no local business ties not to bother. That is wrong and needs to be corrected. City council should by it actions encourage, rather than discourage, participation in local government by all qualified citizens. Committee of the Islands invites your input and ideas on this important subject. E-mail your comments to coti@coti.org. You can read commentaries on other island issues on our website at www.coti.org and/or visit Committee of the Islands on Facebook. 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 Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road239.395.1464 Sanibel Island To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


9 ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 2012Center 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 to Be Fit for Life (begins Monday, April 30) Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. This class is a combination of Happy Hour and Essential Total Fitness. Keep your heart, lungs and muscles strong and your brain fit with aerobics and muscle conditioning exercises. Class begins with a joke and ends with a positive thought. 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. 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. Games at the Center Bridge 12:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday Hand & Foot 12:30 p.m. Tuesday Mahjongg 12:30 p.m. Thursday Mexican Train 12:30 p.m. Thursday Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for non-members. Prizes awarded. Page Turners Book Discussion Wednesday, May 9, 2 p.m., The Immortal Life of Henrietta Laks by Rebecca Skloot. The true story of an African-American woman whose cancer cells were cultured without her permission in 1951. This culture has been repeated thousands of times and helped in the discovery of cures for many diseases. Ann Rodman, volunteer coordinator, has scheduled the following books for discussion in the fall: October 10 The Room by Emma Donoghue. The entire world of a fiveyear-old boy is the 11x11-foot room in which his mother is being held against her will. November 14 Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. Two brothers, conjoined and then separated, grow up amid the political turmoil of Ethiopia. Leisure Lunchers & Thrift & Consignment Connoisseurs Tuesday, May 8 at 11:30 a.m., The Sandy Butler, Fort Myers Beach. 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. Trip to Useppa with Captiva Cruises Tuesday, July 31, departing from McCarthys Marina at 10 a.m.; return by 3 p.m. Dine at the Collier Inn on Useppa (at your own expense) and tour the history museum. Members are $25, nonmembers are $35. Sign up at the center or mail in your check. Parrot Key/Pirate Ship Sunday, August 12. The 2nd annual dinner and sunset cruise on the pirate ship. Dine at Parrot Key on Fort Myers Beach at 5:30 p.m. and ride the boat at 7:30 p.m. You must order an entre to take the sunset cruise for free. Island Seniors members will get $10 toward their entre. Parrot Key and Salty Sams Marina is at 2500 Main Street. Carpooling will be available if needed.. Mystery Dinner Train Sunday, June 24, Deadly Doubles. Game, Set, Love, Death. Tennis stars match wits against the mob in this humorous twist on the game of champions. The train departs at 5:30 p.m. from the Colonial Station depot in Fort Myers at 2805 Colonial Boulevard. Join in the fun as the cast unravels a comical mystery before your eyes. You decide who the killer is and why they would do such a dastardly deed. Make sure to write down all the clues you discover. Clue sheets will be collected before the final act, when all will discover why the perfect murder just cant be pulled off or can it? A prize will be awarded to one super sleuth in each dining car. Members are $60, non-members are $70. Price includes a five-course dinner, murder mystery show and train ride. Beverages and gratuity not included. Car pooling will be available. 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. Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy & Pilates To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 201210 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 Sanibel Neighbors Club Hosting May Day RallyTraditionally May Day is celebrated throughout the world to honor the coming of warmer weather and spring, the season of renewal. Here on Sanibel, the Sanibel Neighbors Club (SNC) is throwing a May Day Rally on Tuesday, May 1 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Cips Place to celebrate the day. Sanibel Neighbors Club members will receive food and drink specials with their card. Non-members may join at the door and take advantage of the specials as well. A contest will be held for the most creative spring bonnet or hat. The winner will receive a $50 Cips gift card, courtesy of the Sanibel Neighbors Club. We are very excited to be hosting our second rally for the neighbors club. This time around we wanted to make it a party to mark May Day and have lots of fun, said Jason LaManna, co-founder of SNC. Cips Place is in the Forever Green Shopping Center at 2055 Periwinkle Way. The Sanibel Neighbors Club is a loyalty program for Sanibel residents that offers weekly specials from island businesses. Club members receive a club card that entitles them to member specials offered by all of the participating businesses. New specials are added weekly. All specials are posted on the club website and emailed directly to members. The annual membership fee is $15 and $5 of the first years fee goes to a local non-profit of the members choosing. For more information log on to www. SanibelNeighborsClub.com or stop by Hillgate Communications in Baileys Center. SCA Building Fund DonationThe Sanibel Community Association accepted a check for $500 for the Building Fund for The Community House from members of the Shell Island Garden Club. The rally will be held at Cips Place Teresa Riska-Hall of the SCA pictured with Pat Poshek and Nancy Hilger To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


11 ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 2012 New Members Inducted Into ZontaOn April 18, the Zonta Club of Sanibel/Captiva inducted five new members Maryanne Daly, Carol Gestwiki, Deborah Kunkel, Isabella Lewis and Linda Miller during their monthly meeting at The Community House on Sanibel. The Zonta Club of Sanibel/Captiva is a service organization of professional women working together to provide hands-on assistance, advocacy and funds to strengthen womens lives on the islands, in Lee County and around the world through Zonta International. For more information, visit www.zontasancap.com. From left, Linda Miller, Isabella Lewis, Deborah Kunkel, Carol Gestwiki and Maryanne Daly From page 1Ding Archwayexperienced outdoors or what they will experience if they come into the center before starting their refuge journey. The center is an important step in inspiring future conservation stewards. Full-color and weather resistant, the new archway will attract visitors attention and direct them to the education center with engaging imagery. It will be constructed to allow disassembly in the likelihood of tropical storms. The AWC Foundation has a real legacy of supporting a number of non-profit organizations here on the islands and around the country, with a strong emphasis in conservation, environmental preservation, and education, said Vertesch. We are honored the foundation chose to support this important project. The AWC Family Foundation places value in organizations with committed leaders, supportive boards, and passionate volunteers, said foundation president and founder Andrea Waitt Carlton. We believe the new archway will serve to attract more visitors into the education center at Ding Darling. The refuge will unveil the ramp entrance archway on Saturday, October 20 as part of its Ding Darling Days Conservation Art celebration and in honor of DDWS 30th anniversary of support to refuge education and biology programs. There will be birthday cake, a presentation by four-time Federal Duck Stamp winner Joe Hautman, and family art and cartooning programs and activities. The public is invited. For more information on Conservation Art Day and Ding Darling Days, visit www.dingdarlingdays.com or call 4721100. To support the refuge through DDWS contributions, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org. S Spa S SpaFacials Natural Nails Pedicures GRAND OPENING GRAND OPENINGBaileys Center 2439 Periwinkle Way 239-233-7061 Call for your moment 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 outdoor outdoor seating seating Call for take out or stay 472-4300 Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 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. EUGENE W. STEELEEugene W. Steele, 83, of Vadnais Heights, Minnesota and Sanibel, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away Tuesday April 17. He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years Sheryl, sons Chris (Gail) Steele, Jon (Ingrid) Steele, stepdaughter Kaiya Wheat, and grandchildren Grant, Cameron, Ben, Katie, Erin, Carter, Brady and Lucas. He was preceded in death by first wife JoAnne and stepson, Erik Lund. Eugene was born February 1, 1929 to Marie and Frederick Steele. He graduated from Hamline University with a degree in economics and an MA from the University of Maryland. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the USAF. He spent five years in a variety of assignments and Air Force schools. After having successful years as a high school and college athlete, Gene joined the Washington Generals, the Air Force traveling basketball team. He participated in combat intelligence training and studied cryptography. He became a liaison officer to the Pentagon and worked for the NSA. Eugene then spent 37 years with 3M Corporation in Minnesota, first in labor relations and college placement and finally as a senior officer in corporate contribution. He lectured on college placement at professional meetings, universities, and colleges throughout the country, as well as Oxford University. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and lover of wildlife. After retirement, he and Sheryl retired to Sanibel where he became instrumental in fundraising for the Ding Darling Center for Education. As chair for the Center for Education Fundraising Committee, he worked tirelessly to raise over $2.5 million in private funds for the facility. He also served a number of years as a volunteer roving interpreter on Wildlife Drive at Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge. Gene enjoyed the arts, particularly the Sanibel Music Festival. His board work consisted of: Minnesota Council for Economic Education; chair, Ramsey County Work Force Council; director, Audubon Center for the North Woods; trustee, Hamline University; Steering committee, Project Earth Sense; president, Midwest College Placement Association; president, National Association of Collegiate Employers; city council, Falcon Heights, Minnesota; and board member, Sanibel Music Festival. Private services to be held in Minnesota with burial in Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations in his memory be forwarded to the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel. OBITUARY FISH Presents Commemorative Plaque To Sanibel Captiva Trust CompanyIn recognition of their generous ongoing support and involvement, FISH (Friends In Service Here) of Sanibel presented The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company with a commemorative plaque for their role as the Premier Sponsor for the 2011 FISH 10K annual race. FISH President Bill Fellows, along with race co-chairmen Ed Ridlehoover and John Pryor and sponsorship team Pete and Nancy Bender, presented the award. Having the support of our sponsors is an essential part of the success of our organization. said Fellows. The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company has done a great job in lending their support for FISH over the years, and this is just one of the ways that we can show our appreciation. FISH relies on community support to fund all programs and accepts unopened, unexpired food items which are delivered directly to island families in need. For more information, visit www.fishofsanibel.com. Accepting the plaque was Al Hanser, founder, CEO and co-chairman of the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, together with Terry Igo, president, Elizabeth Kindt and Phyllis Gibson, all of the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. Fred had this courage. He shared his lifes adventures with his wife of 40 years, Pam, his three daughters, and their families. OBITUARY FRED C. BRODERSEN 1934 Attention 2012 GraduatesThe Island Sun is looking for photos and information from local 2012 graduates to appear in the newspaper. If you are graduating or know a local grad, we need your help in obtaining the following information: Students name, school, plans for school or college in the fall. Please mail, drop off or email information along with a photo to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957; press@islandsunnews.com. Please note on emails: Class of 2012. Photos will be returned upon request.


13 ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 2012Joseph Archer Morello, son of Joseph Morello and Marnie Housler Morello, was born in Buffalo, New York on January 3, 2012. Last week, Joseph Archer made his first visit to Sanibel with his parents and stayed with grandparents, Bob and Sue Housler. Marnie Housler has been coming to Sanibel at Easter since she was two years old. She and her husband wanted to get Joseph Archer started early on the annual trek to this island paradise. Thrift Shop Summer HoursNoahs Ark Thrift Shop will begin its summer schedule May 1 and will be open Tuesday and Friday only from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The thrift store will be open Saturday, April 28. Donations can be dropped off at the dock any time or bring them to the store during store hours if a receipt is needed, 2304 Periwinkle Way. The following items cannot be accepted: TVs, large appliances, infant car seats, computer monitors and printers. For questions regarding furniture pick-up call 4723356. Bag Day is Friday, August 10. BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT 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 National Day Of Prayer ServiceSanibel Community Church will commemorate the 61st annual Observance of the National Day of Prayer on May 3 at 6:30 p.m. The community is invited to join with thousands of other Americans across the nation in seeking the Lord on behalf of this country. All ages are welcome. Sanibel Community Church is at 1740 Periwinkle Way (next to Jerrys Market). For more information call 472-2684. To advertise in The Island Sun call 395-1213 National Geographic Travel Guide Top 10 Best Ice Creams in Gulf Coast America 2011 Taste of the Islands BEST DESSERT 2008 2009 2010 2011 Best of the Islands www.pinocchiosicecream.com 2010 2011 Trip Advisor Recommended 2010 2011 Talk of the Town for Customer SatisfactionWe proudly serve Pinocchios Ice Cream Ice Creams Gelato Sorbets Sherbets Frozen Yogurt Shakes Malts Smoothies Frozen Coffee Drinks Coffee Latte Cappuccino Espresso Pastry Gourmet Chocolates Gifts Fun Apparel Baby GearOriginal Italian Ice Cream Sandwiches Sandwiches Prepared On Our Prepared On Our Fresh Baked Breads Fresh Baked Breads Artisan Breads Artisan Breads Try Our Signature Try Our Signature Sanibel Blossom Sanibel Blossom Geppettos BEACH FOODIES BEACH FOODIES Ask Us About Our Franchise OpportunitiesI CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST...I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST...I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... 362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6566www.beachfoodies.comAre YOU a Beach Foodie? A market for people who love good food!!!A market for people who love good food!!!Are YOU a Beach Foodie? Are YOU a Beach Foodie? A market for people who love good food!!!Open Daily 8am 9pmCroissants Baguettes Souf e Pastry Artisan Breads & Sandwiches NYC Bakery Pizza Home of the World Famous Sanibel Krunch & Dirty Sand Dollar Home of the World Famous Sanibel Krunch & Dirty Sand Dollar 362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6566


ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 201214 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 (239) 472-1111 (239) 472-1111 2330 Palm Ridge Rd. 2330 Palm Ridge Rd. Across from CVS Across from CVS SanBeautys@aol.com SanBeautys@aol.com www.SanibelBeautySalon.net www.SanibelBeautySalon.net Sanibel Sanibel Beauty Beauty Salon Salon Free bo le Free bo le of O.P.I. polish of O.P.I. polish with mani & pedi with mani & pedi Another Spring Festival for the Childrens Education Center of the Islands was held on April 7 at Sanibel Community Park. All money raised during the event goes towards funding scholarships at the school. The Childrens Education Center of the Islands would like to thank Courtneys Cottages Key West, The Reach Key West, Naples Zoo, The Sanctuary Golf Club, The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club, Pandoras Box, The Sanibel Cafe, Pinocchios Ice Cream/Beach Foodie, Jerrys Market, Publix, Her Sports Closet, The Bubble Room, Timbers/Sanibel Grill, Ace Hardware, Synergy, Giggles, Traders Store & Cafe, Needful Things, Sanibel Day Spa, Kay Casperson, Keylime Bistro, The Stone Crab, Twilight Cafe, Cips, Island Therapy, Toys Ahoy, Sandcastle Gifts, Cheeburger Cheeburger, Sporty Seahorse, Smugglers Cove, MacIntosh Book Store, Island Cow, Dairy Queen, YOLO Water Sports, Jeanne Parks, Key West Aloe, La Trattoria, Mangia Mangia, George & Wendys Seafood Grille, Hungry Heron, Get Organized, Mon Reve, Anne Taylor, Matzaluna, Holy Smoke, Republic National Distributing Company, Island Sun and Shanna Clark for their donations to the silent auction. CECI would also like to especially thank Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane and the Island Sun newspaper. Jacqueline and Jessica Chavez-Santana Children competing in the Bunny Hop (sack races) during the Spring Festival META..... is Back with MORE!!!(Didgee too!) The SANIBEL FITNESS by META. Inc.s Personal Training Studio THE BOLER BEAST THE BOLER BEAST multi station weight machine,(Generously donated by the John and Mary Jo Boler family and Il Cielo restaurant) Experience the TRX Suspension Training System and challenge your CORE! The NEW Studios state of the art upgrades with weight machine, strength work/TRX, and as always, Elite Pilates Equipment/Mat training, All this with NO Crowds!!!Sanibel Fitness by META, INC A Lifestyle enhancement studio... Come, experience the difference...!!! 214-287-4482 214-287-4482 or or 239-395-5334 239-395-5334CECI Stages Successful Spring Fest The Easter Egg Hunt was sponsored by Bank of the Islands Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


15 ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 2012 From page 1Volunteer AppreciationThe lifeblood of any organization is the people who work there, and the volunteers here are instrumental to our success, said City Councilman Marty Harrity. Thank you all for what all of you do for the city. During the reception, held in the Pelican Room of the Sanibel Recreation Center, volunteers were served lunch and treated to a special performance of A Volunteers Life For Me (sung to the tune of A Pirates Life For Me) by children enrolled in the After School program. A lot of good people here have done a lot of good things, Councilman Jim Jennings told the volunteers. This is the place where Sanibel comes together this is a place where friendships are made. Thank-you speeches were also made by Recreation Center Director Andrea Miller, who emceed the event, and Barry Alan Roth, Financial Assistance Committee chairman. The financial assistance program funds assist eligible island workers and island residents so their kids can attend the Summer Day Camp, Rec Center Fun Days and the After School program, said Roth. At last years Summer Day Camp, we averaged 85 kids per week, and 50 percent of them received financial assistance. Summer Day Camp registration is now open. The cost is $85 per week for members and $105 for non-members. Financial assistance is also available to qualifying families. For more information, call the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. Fish Market Open at 11 am (2 pm Sunday) Restaurant Open 5:00-9:30 pm 7 days 472-3128 703 Tarpon Bay Rd www.prawnbroker.com Happy Hour Daily 4-6 10 Midnight at3 3 Years of Fresh Fish on Sanibel Island! 13 Dinners for $13. before 6 PM 7 days$6 Burgers & Quesadillas! Before 5 PM (Dine in only) Friday is stillLOBSTER NIGHT!Cinco de Mayo! All Weekend May 5th 8th Margaritas Coronas Mexican Dinners & Appetizers Eat, Drink and watch ALL the NHL & NBA Playoff games! Cinco de Derby WeekendFriday, May 4 Sunday, May 6 Mexican Food and Drink Specials Mexican Food and Drink Specials~ Derby Day Hat Contest ~ ~ Long Shot Specials ~ Judie Zimomra, Lynn Ridlehoover and Shelly Greggs Jai Earle and Sandi McDougall Keegan Warren and Berdenna Thompson Councilman Jim Jennings Andrea Miller Barry Alan Roth, Marty Harrity and Dick Muench Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 201216 An Inside Look At Wildlife Recoverysubmitted by Claudia BurnsThe CROW Picture Show offers an insiders look at why critters come to the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, and features photos of the wild animals who wind up there. Last year, CROW cared for 4,253 sick, injured and orphaned animals. Of the 200 different species, 58 percent were birds, with 36 percent mammals and six percent reptiles/amphibians. Due to restrictions imposed by governmental agencies, CROW cannot allow visitors to view patients in person. But in this 30-minute presentation, visitors will see numerous photos of current and past patients, with commentary by Claudia Burns, a veteran clinic volunteer. The next CROW Picture Show will be held on Friday April 27 at 11 a.m. in the Healing Winds Visitor Education Center, 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road (across from The Sanibel School). Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for teens, and free for members and children 12 and under. The fee includes the presentation, plus the opportunity to explore the hospitals hands-on educational facility and become familiar with CROWs efforts to save wildlife through compassion, care and education. For more information, call 472-3644 ext. 228. To learn more about CROW, visit www.crowclinic.org. Baby flying squirrels Baby gopher tortoise Newborn raccoon Turtle Tracks Offered At SCCFLearn about the lifecycles and habits of sea turtles that nest on local beaches and what the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation is doing to protect them. SCCF sea turtle volunteers and staff monitor every inch of Sanibel and Captiva beaches every morning from May 1 through October, looking for tracks to nests laid the night before or nests that have hatched. With very warm water temperatures in the Gulf, nesting season may be off to a quick start this year. The next Turtle Tracks program will be held on Thursday, May 3 at 10 a.m. at the SCCF Nature Center, 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. The program is free to SCCF members and children, and $5 for adults. Call 472-2329 for more information. SCCF volunteers digging a sea turtle nest Reservations Required for All Cruises All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Islandwww.captivacruises.com Call for departure timeTHE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER 10 a.m. Island Cruise to Useppa Or Cabbage Key Adventure Sailing Cruises 4:00 p.m. Dolphin Watch Cruise Beach & Shelling Cruise Sunset Serenade Cruise with Island Musicians


17 ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 2012 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 CROW Case Of The Week: Fish Hook Pelicanby Patricia MolloyIf you are a fan of the movie Finding Nemo, you may recall the cute pelicans, Nigel and Gerald. At one point, Nigel asked, Alright Gerald, what is it? Fish got your tongue? As for the four brown pelicans at CROW in late March, it wasnt fish that had their tongues but fish hooks. The patient pictured to the right (#0600) was admitted on the afternoon of March 22 with a long gash along his neck. The staff was puzzled. Was the injury strictly external or had the pelican swallowed a fish hook that had ripped through his entire neck? It was immediately taken into surgery where it was discovered that tear was so deep that its esophagus was also damaged. Brown pelicans ( Pelecanus occidentalis) are common to Southwest Florida beaches. They rarely venture more than 20 miles (32.2 km) out to sea. They are fish eaters that primarily hunt by plunge diving. However, they can often be seen standing patiently near a fisherman and sneakily grabbing a finger mullet from a fishermans bait bucket. In real life, brown pelicans may appear to be quite docile but can be fiercely territorial and do not appreciate human interference. This pelican, however, was extremely friendly; too much so for his own good. Had it been hanging around a crowded dock and jumping for a fish that was already hooked, or had he inadvertently been caught mid-flight by a casting fisherman? During surgery, another injury on his forehead was discovered that was already in the healing stage. Dr. Heather remarked that this pelican was an unusually mellow and cooperative patient, which was great news for the medical staff at CROW as it had to undergo several surgical treatments to repair the damage. During his initial critical state, the pelican was given pain medication and antibiotics, along with Piscivore Care, a formula specifically designed for fisheating seabirds. It later graduated to solid meals of herring. As pelicans are seabirds, CROWs staff ensured that he had daily tub time. In addition to being good physical therapy, it allows them to monitor its strength and stamina at a safe distance without causing undue stress to the bird. This pelican enjoyed shaking its tail feathers in the water to the delight of the staff. After several weeks inside the clinic, he was released to the pelican complex, where he could exercise and socialize with other seabirds, including several other pelicans and a gold cormorant. Patient #0600 was successfully released on April 16. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from the Gulf Coast of Florida. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: www.crowclinic. org. How did i get him to leave the tub last time? Pictured with volunteer Linda Jennings. Tub time for the pelican


ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 201218 Tarpon Talesby Capt. Matt MitchellRain and strong winds kept most anglers off the water last weekend. In the days prior, chasing tarpon was tough going with only one hook-up on my boat in the three tarpon trips I took. Cool windy mornings proved far from the ideal conditions for tarpon fishing. Although I did find a few tarpon here and there throughout the sound, even those I did find did not want to eat. A full week in a row of hot, sticky, calm summer-like mornings will really do wonders for our tarpon fishing. The one and only tarpon hook-up on my boat came on the eastern side of the sound up by Captiva Pass. After searching for rolling fish for almost two hours on a crazy windy morning, I finally located a few so we set up camp for more than two hours. We continued to see fish roll and free jump every five to 10 minutes while anchored up. This was enough activity to make me stay put. Then, just when we were about to give it up for the day, a monster 150-poundplus fish picked up a cut mullet from our spread. The awesome sun gleamed on the tarpons S-shaped back as it jumped; it was over as quickly as it had happened. The angler did nothing wrong that caused him to lose the big fish, but thats all part of tarpon fishing. As a fishing guide, tarpon fishing is a love/hate relationship. When the fish are eating, laid up and easy to locate, its easy to be a superstar but when conditions are rough and windy, making the fish hard to locate, it can be next to impossible to get that one big bite. Although it only takes one fish to make a tarpon charter, on tough days the amount of running and looking for these fish can drive you crazy. Even on some days when you do find tarpon in large numbers they can be super finicky and will not eat a bait of any type. I have come to the conclusion that once I have my anglers set up in happy rolling tarpon and the bait spread is out, as hard as it is to admit, its simply out of my hands and up to the tarpon if they choose to eat or not. After fishing tarpon in our waters for over 25 years, it has become really clear to me that these fish are creatures of habit, returning to the same places and following the same depth contours year after year. There are no secret tarpon spots in our local waters, just the many variables involved in where the tarpon will be on any given day. The more time I spend in and around tarpon the more I am amazed by their behavior. Just by how the fish are acting and moving, you begin to learn when they are happy and feeding. Slow-rolling, free-jumping and laid-up fish are much more likely to eat a bait than fast-moving, high-rolling tarpon. The key to catching tarpon is simple enough in theory: find the fish. Basically, if youre not seeing fish youre generally not going to catch one. When Im seeing fish I have all the patience in the world. When Im not seeing them, its time to keep riding and looking. Some days tarpon fishing can be easy fishing, eating every bait, then other days it can be just about impossible with them rolling over the top of your baits and almost free-jumping into your boat without picking up a single hooked bait. Tarpon have driven anglers crazy like this in our local waters since the late 1800s. Still, after more than 100 years very little is known about this premier shallow water gamefish. What makes tarpon fishing the ultimate shallow water fishing adversary is not only its brute strength and strong will, but the highs and lows it brings to the angler in pursuit of this moody gamefish. Not even longtime resident Thomas Edison, an avid tarpon angler and genius inventor, pulled it off and ever landed that big tarpon.Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email captmattmitchell@aol.com. ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. 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19 ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 2012 Fishing in the area has been great if you know the right spots. According to Elliot Sudal, who recently spent his vacation on Sanibel, there are a ton of black tip and bonnethead sharks up by Redfish Pass and Cayo Costa. Big chunks of mackerel and pinfish on the bottom have resulted in 10-plus sharks a day up to 60 pounds, wrote Sudal. Snook are around in the surf walking the gulfside beaches with polarized glasses allow you to spot snook then cast to them. Snook up to 36-inches have been hitting live shrimp and silver spoons. Otherwise, the usual Spanish mackerel, ladyfish, trout, small jacks, bluefish and big gafftopsail catfish are hitting in the surf as well. Fish Caught Sudal and shark Blacktip shark caught off the coast of Sanibel Elliot Sudal with a snook 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


ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 201220 Three high school classmates of Jane Michauds from Minnesota were visiting for a mini-reunion this past weekend and one of them found a junonia on her first venture out to look for shells, right in front of Sandalfoot! None of us are experienced shell searchers, so we didnt realize what she had found until my friends visited the Shell Museum this morning, wrote Michaud. Don told her what a rare shell she had. Cayo Costa Heritage Day To Be Held May 5Friends of Cayo Costa state park will host the first annual Cayo Costa Heritage Day May 5 at Cayo Costa State Park from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. This is a chance for visitors to see the unique qualities of this pristine barrier island and to learn more about the fascinating history of the original and early settlers who made their livelihood there for so many years said Norm Meshaw, chairman of the event. The day will feature tours of the island, storytelling by members of the original fishing families, nature walks, demonstrations and food. Activities will be held at the state park landing area off Pelican Bay and beachside near the pavilions and camp ground area. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12. The price includes transportation, all activities and lunch. The event will take place rain or shine. Several area charter services are offering roundtrip transportation included with admission on a limited, first come first served basis. Attendees are encouraged to reserve early. Reservations: From Bokeelia, phone 283-0015 From Punta Gorda, 283-0015 From Captiva, 472-5300 From Boca Grande, 941-301-8687 Private boating parties are encouraged to attend and may purchase tickets on the island. Dock space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Sponsors for the event include Tropic Star Cruises, Captiva Cruises, Calusa Queen, Tarpon Lodge and Jug Creek Marina. For specific details regarding the event and FCC membership opportunities, log onto www.friendsofcayocosta.org The Friends of Cayo Costa State Park (FCC) is a new citizen support organization focused on protection and improvement for Cayo Costa State Park. FCC is a division of the Barrier Island Parks Society. All proceeds from the event go exclusively toward funding project and program needs for Cayo Costa State Park. Shell Found Clockwise from top left is Kathy Peterson, Jane Michaud, Sue Fredrickson and Karen Zabinski Cycling Safety Notes DONT WEAR EARPHONES Our Shared Use Paths have a lot of users, especially during season. If youre on the Paths, every other user is a potential source of danger. So you need to know whats going on around you. So put away the earbuds and listen! And for cyclists, Florida law prohibits the use of headsets, headphones or other listening devices. SANIBEL BICYCLE CLUB Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com Going Cuckoo For Cuckoos At DingLast week, the Ecostudies Institute team successfully captured, banded, and outfitted its first mangrove cuckoo with a radio telemetry transmitter backpack that will track its movements for one year at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. The capture was part of a first-of-itskind study on the shy, secretive mangrove cuckoo that inhabits coastal mangrove habitats in south Florida. Its the first mangrove cuckoo in North America to be banded and part of tracking study as far as we know, said Refuge Deputy Manager Joyce Palmer, who commissioned the study. Mangrove cuckoos are the big question mark of bird science, according to Ecostudies Institutes Rachel Frieze. When we saw that mangrove cuckoo populations were declining in certain areas, we realized there wasnt much natural history available on the birds to explain why, added Frieze, who will spend the year at Ding Darling, where Wildlife Drive makes the birds most easily accessible, capturing and tracking birds. We want to find out what elements are critical to them, said John Lloyd, the non-profits senior research ecologist. Theyre here breeding and vocal March through July. Then they quit being vocal. Do they get quieter or are they moving? To follow their progress, go to www. facebook.com/EcostudiesInstitute. Biologist Rachel Frieze collects data from the first-ever banded cuckoo before fitting it with a radio transmitter Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


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ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 201222 Birds Eye ViewInstinct Vs. Realityby Mark Bird WestallWell, I told you a few weeks ago when I wrote about the housekeeper spiders that I wanted to hear how the people of Sanibel felt today about co-existing with the arachnids. It was actually about 50-50 in favor of tolerating the spiders and kicking them out of the house live or dead. One responder wondered if there was a difference between men and women; there were just barely more women willing to live with the spiders than men. Interesting! A typical response from the antispider-in-the-home position was, I am an ardent animal rights activist, but (emphasis added) I draw the line at critters in my house. I guess that is a fair response and one that I can respect. Shouldnt inside our homes be where we can draw the line and live in peace and not worry about who, or what, is going to jump out at us when we walk down the hallway? Everybody has to establish that line for themselves. But I still maintain that my big question remains, Is it really possible for humans to co-exist with the natural world? If you can accept (and I realize that that can be a big if for some) that humanoids started in East Africa, then it makes perfect sense why we are so afraid of anything that vaguely looks like the Nile crocodile, could possibly be a cobra or black mamba, not to mention scorpions and spiders. Think about it, six million years ago, those who did not fear those creatures were not very successful in passing on their genes. But today, we are no longer four-foot tall Australopithecines constantly avoiding predation and death by venom at every turn. We are creatures with large brains that take pride in our ability to use reason and logic. I am always amazed that people will be scared to death of having an alligator or any snake in their backyard, but will still feel safe while driving a car after having a few drinks, or these days, while texting on their cell phone. Cars kill us by the thousands every year, but we have no instinct telling us those machines should be scary to us. We are dodos when it comes to the automobile. Remember the lady I wrote about last week who was able to override her instinct and remain calm when the snake crawled into the canoe, went under her seat and back out into the water? Her instinct was telling her to react to the situation one way, but reason and logic was telling her to behave differently. And she succeeded and I am proud of her. The easiest thing for her to do would have been to follow her instinct. But she had discipline. I am not saying what she did was easy, but if we, as a species, are ever going to be able to really co-exist with the natural world, we are going to have to override our instinctive urges and intellectually assess what the reality of the situation is. That is my big question: Do we have that capability? 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. Store hours: Mon. Sat. 10am-6pm Located at: 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Suite 9 Visit our website at: www.thesanibelsprout.comTHE ONLY ORGANIC HEALTH FOOD STORE ON THE ISLAND!Our mission is to create an island hub of wellness where there is a collective intent to share good will, good health and the warmth of conscious community. Fresh Certi ed Organic Produce Delicious Snacks, Treats and Drinks Wide Selection of Gluten Free and Vegan Products Highest Quality Supplements & Nutraceuticals Coming Soon: Healthy, Delicious Coming Soon: Healthy, Delicious Certified Organic Juice Bar Certified Organic Juice BarLet food be thy medicine & medicine be thy food. Hippocrates 460 BC The Sanibel Sprout The Sanibel Sprout Your place to thrive! Your place to thrive! Organic, Nutritious, Healthy Lifestyle Organic, Nutritious, Healthy LifestyleBicycle Club Hosts Annual Ride Of SilenceThe Sanibel Bicycle Club will host their annual Ride Of Silence on Wednesday, May 16 at Sanibel Community Park. Participants should arrive at the park by 6:45 p.m. The event will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Sanibel Bicycle Club members and community friends (helmets required) will ride as a group, heading east along Periwinkle Way to Causeway Boulevard, then north over the causeway bridges and islands, turning around at the underpass on the south end of the high span bridge. Riders will then return the same way they came to the rides starting point, a trip of approximately eight miles. (Those who wish will stop for dinner at Jerrys Restaurant.) Every year on the third Wednesday in May, bicyclists across the world participate in the Ride Of Silence to honor their fellow cyclists who have been killed or injured in cycling accidents. The ride also brings attention to the need for motorists and cyclists to safely share the road. The local Sanibel event is conducted by the Sanibel Bicycle Club as one of its many initiatives to advocate for safe cycling. Club members will ride together as a group, proceeding slowly and silently along the eight mile ride route. The first Ride Of Silence was held in Dallas, Texas in 1993 to honor Larry Schwartz, who was killed by the side view mirror of a passing school bus as he was riding his bike. The ride was organized by Chris Phelan, a friend of Schwartz. Phelan did not anticipate that his onetime event would become an annual tradition, supported by many communities around the world. In 2011 these events were held in 324 cities, 50 states, 24 countries and seven continents. For more information about the Ride Of Silence, visit www.rideofsilence.org. Further details regarding the local Ride Of Silence can be obtained by contacting Patti Sousa, event coordinator and past president of the Sanibel Bicycle Club, at 395-1695. Coyote & Bear Tales At SCCFOn Wednesday, May 2, come to the SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundation and learn about two newcomer species to the islands. A coyote and a Florida black bear were documented on the island for the first time in the winter of 2011. Come and learn about the behaviors of these two new species and how to live with them. Coyotes have now moved into every county in Florida. Both human and bear populations are growing in Florida. Eighty percent of a bears diet comes from insects and fruits. This program is free to children and SCCF members, and $5 for adults. Coyote & Bear Tales starts at 10 a.m. at the SCCF Nature Center, 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Call 472-2329 for more information. Florida black bear Refuge Main Parking Lot To Be RestripedThe JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge will be restriping its main parking lot April 30 through May 2. The Ding Darling Education Center and Wildlife Drive will remain open to the public during normal hours. Limited parking is available in the upper lot, with a walkway leading to the education center. The project is expected to take three days for completion, unless extended by unforeseen delays. The main parking lot will open on Thursday, May 3. Further announcements will be made if there are delays. Wildlife Drive will remain open all week except for normal Friday closure. Hours are: April, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; May, 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The education center is open daily. Hours are: April, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; May, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tarpon Bay Explorers, the refuge concession, is open daily.


23 ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 2012 Plant SmartSurinam Cherryby Gerri ReavesSurinam cherry (Eugenia uniflora) is a native of South America that was introduced to the U.S. in 1931 as an agricultural crop. Like many invasive scourges, this species was brought to the state with good intentions, but it escaped cultivation. Now, it is listed as a category-1 (most invasive) species by the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council. Such species have done and continue to do inestimable environmental and economic damage in Florida. The University of Florida Invasive Plant Task Force recommends definitely not planting Surinam cherry in South Florida. Although most often seen as a shrub or hedge, it can develop into a multi-branched tree of up to 30 feet tall. An evergreen member of the myrtle family, it blooms throughout the year, but flowers are most common in spring. Tiny, white, and fragrant, the flowers appear in small clusters. Long stamens give them a powder-puff appearance. The shiny leaves are oval or lanceshaped, one to three inches long, and somewhat delicate in appearance. New leaves have an attractive reddish or bronze tint. The plants fruit is unmistakable thin-skinned orange or red berries that resemble tiny pumpkins. Globular, juicy, and ribbed, they are high in vitamin C and tasty to both people and wildlife. Unfortunately, birds spread the seeds and exacerbate the invasion. The fruit has many culinary uses, such as jellies, pies, and syrups, and the leaves have medicinal uses. Surinam cherrys adaptability to almost any soil only aids its spread. However, it will not tolerate salty conditions. Despite its appeal, the best thing to do with a Surinam cherry in your landscape is to replace it with a native or Florida-friendly species. It is very susceptible to Caribbean and Mediterranean fruit flies too, another reason to eliminate it from the landscape. Sources:ifas.ufl.edu. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Since its introduction to Florida in 1931, Surinam cherry has escaped agricultural cultivation and become a category 1 invasive pest photos by Gerri Reaves Birds consume the small pumpkin-shaped fruit and spread the seeds 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.


ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 201224 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! Live Entertainment Nightly Join us for live music and dancing every night with Pianoman Joe McCormick and guests Wednesday Jazz Nights: Andrea with Father Al & the Jazz Congregation featuring Paul Ventura Fridays: Barbara Smith Saturdays: Marvilla Marzan Call (239)472-4559 or visit www.T raditionsOnTheBeach.com Also available for weddings, private parties and corporate events Open for Dinner 7 Days a Week From 5 p.m. until Late Andrea, Your Host Inside the Historic Island Inn 3111 W. Gulf Drive Sanibel Island Beachfront Dining Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine 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.Smirnoff Vodka 1.75 ltr. $21.99 Johnnie Walker Red Label Scotch 1.75 ltr. Reg. $41.99 SALE $36.99 Captain Morgan Rum 1.75 ltr. $26.99 Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey 1.75 ltr. Reg. $47.99 SALE $42.99 Mark West Pinot Noir $12.99Clos Du Bois Chardonnay $10.49 Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio $22.99 Sterling Napa Sauvignon Blanc $10.99 Boat Fires Spotted Near Captivasubmitted by Mimzie Wilinski Two boats which caught fire were located in Roosevelt Channel in front of Tween Waters Inn on Saturday evening. The Captiva Island Fire District, Sanibel Fire & Rescue District and Fort Myers Fire boats responded to the emergency call, along with U.S. Coast Guard and Lee County Sheriffs Office boats. One houseboat ended up sinking and a smaller boat, which drifted into a dock while on fire, was put out and later removed. A boat fire on Saturday evening sunk one vessel and destroyed another


25 ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 2012 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" New Short River Cruises At Edison Ford EstatesThe Edison Ford Winter Estates has teamed up with Captiva Cruises and the Royal Palm Yacht Club to offer short cruises of the Caloosahatchee, tours of Edison Ford and lunch at the Royal Palm Yacht Club. The new package program will be available throughout the day every Wednesday and Thursday and on other days for prescheduled groups with special reservations. Cruises depart at 11 a.m., 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. and lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Edison Ford officials feel that this is a great way to learn about the ecology and history of the river that the Edison and Ford families loved so much, explored and fished. Thomas Edison so loved the Caloosahatchee River of the Calusa that he purchased 15 acres and built Seminole Lodge, his stunning winter estate facing the river in 1886. He also built an 1,800 foot long wood pier with entertaining areas and boathouses for his electric launch, the Reliance. The original Edison historic electric launch was a 24-foot long flat-bottom river touring vessel which was powered by Edison batteries (of course) and charged in the station in his boathouse. It met the need of his growing family and visitors and was complete with stylish wicker furniture. Over the years, the electric launch would take Edison, his wife Mina, their family, friends and visiting dignitaries on many exploration trips during their long vacations in Southwest Florida. Today, visitors to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates will also tour the Caloosahatchee on a modern flat-bottom vessel complete with awnings and the same leisurely travel agenda. The river cruises are a great way to experience the history of this important river and the ecology and environmental importance to Southwest Florida. The cost of the program for Edison Ford members is $30, with children 12 and under $25. Non member adults are $45, with children 12 and under $30. Admission includes an audio tour of the Edison Ford homes, gardens, lab and museum; buffet lunch at the private Royal Palm Yacht Club overlooking the estates and river; and historian led boat cruise of the Caloosahatchee River. Visitors may purchase the tours and lunch separately: audio tour of the Edison Ford, with members admitted free, non-member adults $20 and children 12 and under $11. Lunch at the Royal Palm Yacht Club is $20. Cost for the river cruise is $20 for adults, with children 12 and under $15. Contact Edison Ford for cruise times, ticket information, lunch and tour options and also to arrange special times and dates for group reservations. Call 3347419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. New summer river cruises from Edison Ford include tour of homes, gardens, lab and museum; lunch at private club; and a historian-led river cruise Fish Market Open at 11 am (2 pm Sunday) Restaurant Open 5:00-9:30 pm 7 days 472-3128 703 Tarpon Bay Rd www.prawnbroker.com Happy Hour Daily 4-6 10 Midnight at3 3 Years of Fresh Fish on Sanibel Island! 13 Dinners for $13. before 6 PM 7 days$6 Burgers & Quesadillas! Before 5 PM (Dine in only) Friday is stillLOBSTER NIGHT!Cinco de Mayo! All Weekend May 5th 8th Margaritas Coronas Mexican Dinners & Appetizers Eat, Drink and watch ALL the NHL & NBA Playoff games! Cinco de Derby WeekendFriday, May 4 Sunday, May 6 Mexican Food and Drink Specials Mexican Food and Drink Specials~ Derby Day Hat Contest ~ ~ Long Shot Specials ~ CROW Joins Forces With Paddling FestivalThe Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival has announced a partnership with the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) on Sanibel. This years festival, scheduled for November 1 to 4, offers seminars, on-water instruction, demos, races, a film festival and social events for paddling enthusiasts throughout Florida and the nation. We are delighted to join forces with this paddling festival and help improve awareness about our local wildlife and their natural habitat said Ava Hinojosa, managing director of CROW. The festival serves to highlight the Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail, a 190mile marked and meandering saltwater trail that spans the coast and inland rivers along the beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel. CROW will be the signature non-profit partner for the seventh annual festival, handling ticketing for the event and also enhancing the festivals speaker lineup and childrens activity area. The organization also is planning a special Saturday, November 3 evening event for festival attendees, VIPs and sponsors. In addition, CROW will have an informational and interactive display at the festival headquarters, located at Sanibel Causeway Island A. We know kayakers, canoeists and nature lovers who attend the annual Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival feel a connection to the wildlife they see along the trail, and we are very pleased to partner with CROW, said Betsy Clayton, waterways coordinator for Lee County Parks & Recreation and the festival. CROWs mission of saving wildlife and its passion for making a difference is a wonderful cause for the festival to get behind. Learn more online at www.crowclinic. org. Additional details about the festival will be available soon at www. CalusaBluewayPaddlingFestival.com as well as on Facebook and Twitter. For trail information, visit www.CalusaBlueway. com.


ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 201226 Summer Camp Fun At CECIThe Childrens Education Center of the Islands is once again offering their wonderfully fun and educational summer camp for little ones ages 2 to 5. Each of the eight weeks is themed for maximum fun. Included will be an Under The Big Top circus-themed week, complete with a Robbie the Ringmaster Magic Show, as well as a Fantastic Island Fun week, with a trip to the beach and a luau. There will also be plenty of opportunities to use ones imagination and get active. Parents have the choice to enroll in all eight or selected weeks and either three, four or five days a week. Sign up soon, space is limited. To inquire about the CECI Summer Camp, call the school at 472-4538. Every Friday is Water Day at CECIs Summer Camp Clowning around during Circus Day at the Childrens Education Center of the Islands 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 AMERICAN LEGION POST 123 Mile Marker #3 San-Cap Road, Sanibel 472-9979 Bene t for Local Musician KENNY COX Sunday, April 29th from 1 9 p.m. Live Music Inside & Out Pig Roast Ribs & Chicken Silent Auction Snacking on smores during Western Day


27 ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 2012 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 Win A One-Week Stay On CaptivaTheres only a week left to purchase your raffle ticket to benefit CROW (Care and Rehabilitation of Wildlife) and win a one-week stay at one of three vacation rental properties on Captiva, said Barbara Harrington with Royal Shell Vacations. The response from the community was immediate after the last news release and we want to make these exceptional Captiva Island properties available to residents and guests and secure the greatest benefit for CROW. There are three levels of support: The Otter Level ($100) enters you in the drawing for a week stay at Sorrento (value: $ 5,500, sleeps 14), The Raccoon Level ($60) enters you in the drawing for a week stay At The Beach (value: $3,200, sleeps eight), and The Tortoise Level ($20) enters you in the drawing for a week stay at South Seas Beach Villa 2528 (value: $1,200, sleeps six). Prices are estimates and subject to change, availability is June 1 to December 1, 2012 and June 1 to December 1, 2013. Holiday weeks are excluded, other terms and conditions may apply. To enter, visit any of the three Royal Shell Vacations offices on the islands open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Offices on Sanibel are at 1547 Periwinkle Way (next to Traders), and 1997 Periwinkle Way (Tahitian Gardens). On Captiva the office is at 15050 Captiva Drive (corner of Captiva Drive and Andy Rosse Lane). You can also enter via mail. Make your check payable to CROW. Send to: CROW Raffle c/o Royal Shell Vacations 1547 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957. Iinclude your name, address, city, state, zip code plus your phone number and e-mail address. All entries must be postmarked no later than April 30, 2012. The actual drawing has been postponed to May 7 to make sure entries sent through the mail are received. Entries must be postmarked by April 30 to be eligible for the drawing. Any entries received after the May 7 deadline will be sent directly to CROW. Sorrento At The Beach Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 201228 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 From page 1Welcome Centerfountain, benches and a dedication plaque set in stone. The Sanibel Bike Club felt this site had the potential for much more than a gazebo, and was worthy of a more elaborate Welcome Center facility, said Mike Miller, club president. Its location near the causeway and between the lighthouse and main business area is perfect for reaching the maximum number of path users, particularly island visitors. According to Miller, members of the Muench family made the site available several years ago for a Welcome Center structure. Funding to construct the facility came via private organizations, individuals and businesses, anchored by the Sanibel Trails In Motion Fund. This Welcome Center is a good example of the kind of work that Fund was designed to do, and we appreciate all the support that Fund contributors have given to the cause of path enhancement, said Tom Sharbaugh, board member of the Sanibel Bicycle Club. During his speech prior to the ribboncutting, Sharbaugh thanked various members of the island community for their contributions to the facility. They included the Muench family and Periwinkle Park, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation and Native Plant Nursery, the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village, Sanibel Beautification, Inc., Shell Islands Garden Club, Andrew Johnson of Sanibel Surveys, Dean Skaugstad and The Hammerheads, Rick Arnold of Arnold Sanders Consulting Engineers, Matt Kirchner of Kirchner Contracting, David Jedel of Tree West, John Dickey of Dickey Brothers Tree Service, Henry The Welcome Center features several maps and information about biking on the islands Dick Muench, Kevin Ruane, Mick Denham and Marty Harrity Jim Jennings, Jerry Muench, Jerry Edelman and Ric Base


29 ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 2012Nachtsheim of Soon Come, Billy and Sally Kirkland of Billys Bike Rentals, Dave Horton of Sanibel Graphics, Robbie Lee of Island Water Association, Mike and Karen Huisman of Sabal Signs, the Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club, Rotary Club and Kiwanis Club, the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce, the City of Sanibel Public Works Department and the Sanibel Bicycle Clubs board and volunteers. This past week has been quite a scene over here, as people who thought they came to Sanibel to relax and enjoy the good life were out here spreading mulch and watering plants, added Sharbaugh. The Shared Use Path Welcome Center was envisioned to serve as an orientation for path users, to show them how to use the path to get around the islands, to be a mechanism for communicating path safety information and rules of the road for people not familiar with Sanibels pathways, and a place to deliver information about the islands historical and conservation sites. Cutting the ribbon at the Shared Use Path Welcome Center on Saturday was, from left, Dick Muench, Tom Sharbaugh, Ada Shissler, Alex Werner and Paul Roth Mike Miller Tom Sharbaugh John Stey and Tad Greene provided music for the occasion Just up the road awaits a true, must-do destination: the Old Captiva House, where Americas most romantic sunset meets Captivas top-rated dining in a charming, historic, Gulf-front location complete with live piano. Come, feast your eyes and your appetite. Reservations 239.472.5161 X421 | Public Welcome15951 CAPTIVA DRIVE 239.472.5161 TWEEN-WATERS.COMThe Crows Nest is one special place, every night of the week. Tuesday Special: Prime Rib, $29.95 (for two!). Wednesday Special: Surf & Turf, $24.95. Friday Special: Fish Fry, $17.95. Sunday Special: Barbeque, $17.95. Monday & Thursday: Crazy Crab Races Music Friday-Saturday: Bad Banditos Tuesday & Wednesday: Taylor Stokes W HETHER YOU LOOK WEST OR LOOK DOWN, THE VIEW IS EQUALLY SPECTACULAR. N OT ONLY DO WE MAKE EVERY NIGHT SPECIAL. W E MAKE SPECIALS EVERY NIGHT.


ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 201230 Hemingways Granddaughter Joins TournamentMina Hemingway, a former Sanibel resident, avid fisher and granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway, has joined the team roster for the inaugural Ding Darling & Doc Fords Tarpon Tournament on May 4 and 5. Hemingway will fly in from Bozeman, Montana to fish with Sanibel Island Fishing Club members Rol Campbell, Tom Butcher and Charlie Sobczak aboard Sobczaks boat, Nine Lives. It seems entirely fitting that the Hemingway name gets added to the deep history of fishing tradition that our tournament will celebrate, said Birgie Vertesch, executive director of the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS), title sponsor along with Doc Fords. The tradition began in 1885 with the first tarpon ever caught on a rodand-reel right here at the Ding Darling Refuge in Tarpon Bay. Celebrity author Randy Wayne White and TV fishing personalities captains Ozzie Fischer and Ozzie Lessinger are also listed among the 30 teams signed up to date for the catch-and-release tournament. White, a former island fishing guide, will also preside over a Kangaroo Court during the awards ceremony that follows the tournament at Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille on Fort Myers Beach. The Ding Darling & Doc Fords Tarpon Tournament kicks off with a Captains Dinner on Friday, May 4 at Doc Fords. The cost of the meal and the awards ceremony dinner are included in the entry fee of $400 per boat of up to four. Cash awards will amount to 100 percent of registration fees. We still have a limited few spots open for anyone who hasnt registered yet, said Vertesch. But time is running out to a part of fishing history-in-the-making. 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, Fort Myers Beach Platinum Sponsor Florida Weekly Lamar Advertising Reel Animals Fishing Team Suncoast Beverage Gold Sponsors AAA Blind Factory of Bonita Springs Bella Signs & Designs Dan Hahn Custom Builders Happy Foods of SWFL Holiday Inn Sanibel Beach Resort Island Sun Sunglasses Internationale Silver Sponsors Anisa Stewart Designs The Bait Box Bobs Machine Shop Fort Myers Beach Tarpon Hunters Club Gulf Star Marina Island Sand Paper, Fort Myers Beach Jensens Island Resort & Marina John Grey Painting MustDo.com Visitor Guide Nave Plumbing Paradise Advertising R.S. Walsh Landscaping Sanibel Bean Sanibel-Captiva Community Bank Sanibel Captiva Daily Sanibel Island Fishing Club Semmer Electric Tunaskin Mina Hemingway Mina Hemingway pulling in the first tarpon she caught and released while living on Sanibel in the 1990s photo by Carlene F. Brennen Lunch Dinner And Late Night JOIN US FOR HAPPY HOUR 3-6 PMwww.the shhouserestaurants.com239.472.77701523 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island OPE 1 A. IGHT OPEN FROM 11 A.M. MIDNIGHT Glass of House Wine, Domestic Draft or Well Drink!OR Slice of Key Lime Pie FREE FREEValid for Lunch 11am-4pm. Not to be combined with any other offers. Expires 5/31/12 F F R R O O M M I I D D N N


31 ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 2012Sanibel Night At Florida Tarpons Football Game This Saturday, April 28 is Sanibel Night at Germain Arena, when islanders are invited to see the undefeated Florida Tarpons take on the Mississippi Hound Dogs in hard-hitting arena football action. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Special reduced ticket rates ($5 off regular ticket prices) are available for adults and children, with end zone tickets priced at only $7 each and sideline seating priced at only $12 each. Purchase your tickets by Friday, April 27 at the Sanibel Recreation Center, 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road Teenagers are also invited to join the fun of Sanibel Night with the Rec Centers teen group. Cost is only $10 for Sanibel Recreation members and $10.75 for nonmembers. Bring some extra money for the dollar menu before the game. The van will leave the Rec Center at 5:30 p.m. and 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 about purchasing tickets or the teen group van trip, contact the Sanibel Recreation Center at 4720345. ZAGAT ZAGAT.COM R ate d by : Follow us on acebook Mahi-Mahi! Yucatan Shrimp! 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. Attention 2012 GraduatesThe Island Sun is looking for photos and information from local 2012 graduates to appear in the newspaper. If you are graduating or know a local grad, we need your help in obtaining the following information: Students name, school, plans for school or college in the fall. Please mail, drop off or email information along with a photo to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957; press@islandsunnews.com Please note on emails: Class of 2012. Photos will be returned upon request.


ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 201232 Young Artists Awards Held At BIG ARTS Award winning vocalists from the Young Artists Awards performing arts program and an exhibit from the Young Artists Awards Art By Kids With Cancer project will be featured at BIG ARTS on Sanibel during the student art reception on Sunday, May 6 from 3 to 5 p.m. The Art By Kids With Cancer project will be one of the featured exhibits in the Founders Gallery at BIG ARTS during the month of May. The Young Artists Awards, a not for profit organization benefiting local students in the arts, works with the staff at the Pediatric Oncology/ Hematology program at the Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. The project showcases and sells the artwork of kids with cancer at various locations throughout the community. The organization donates and delivers art supplies to the hospital throughout the year, and then mats, frames and exhibits selected pieces at various venues. Proceeds from the sale of the childrens artwork go to provide monetary assistance to families in crisis facing the financial challenges of childhood cancer. During the student art reception, Young Artists Awards 2011 and 2012 award-winning vocalists will also perform. Now in its 10th year of programming, the organization is a performing arts education, audition, performance and scholarship program for students ages 8 to 21 from throughout Southwest Florida. The mission of the Young Artists Awards program is to provide performing arts opportunities and scholarships in the areas of dance, drama, vocal and instrumental music performance and to provide a showcase for the talents of our local youth. Sarah Daigle, a student at North Fort Myers High School, Peyton Davis, a sophomore at Cypress Lake Center for the Arts, and 12-year-old Spencer Saso from North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts, will perform. The student art reception and entertainment are free and open to the public. The exhibit runs through May 24. BIG ARTS is located at 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. More information about the Young Artists Awards program can be found at www.youngartistsawards.org. Sarah Daigle, Peyton Davis and Spenser Saso 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 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 My Heart Is Yours


33 ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 2012 Art League Teams With Baileys For FISH FundraiserThe Sanibel-Captiva Art League teamed up with Baileys General Store to benefit clients of FISH (Friends In Service Here) of Sanibel. Using recyclable grocery bags provided by Richard Johnson of Baileys, more than 30 local artists created works of art. The talented artists from the Art League used the bags as their canvas to paint a wide variety of styles. The first stage of the fundraiser took place at the monthly general meeting of the Sanibel-Captiva Art League. The freshly-painted Bailey bags were displayed around the room. League members voted on the best bag by placing dollars into their favorite bags. The painted bags were then moved to Baileys General Store for a silent auction. The artful recycle bags were displayed on the wall at the front of the store. Here, customers could enjoy the beautiful designs as they went through the check-out lines. Customers then had the opportunity to own one of the bags by placing a bid on the silent auction form. Pat Baker, the San-Cap Art League member in charge of the project, reported that the combined fundraiser produced $1,200 for FISH, a non-profit volunteer organization assisting Sanibel and Captiva islanders and visitors with a wide range of services. The neighbors helping neighbors organization offers free services such as transportation for medical appointments, meal delivery, health equipment, food pantry and emergency financial assistance. Open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the FISH Walk-In Center is located at 1630 Periwinkle Way, Unit B on Sanibel. Call 472 4775 for more information. For additional details about the Sanibel-Captiva Art League, visit www. sancapart.com. From left, Maggie Goldsmith, FISH office manager; Maggi Feiner, executive director of FISH; Pat Smart, San-Cap Art League president; and Pat Baker, project chairperson Community Players Set The Stage For Two Comedies At Strauss Theater Two full-length plays will be performed by BIG ARTS Community Players at Herb Strauss Theater in May and July. Marriage Is Murder, written by Nick Hall, will have evening performances on May 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19 as well as a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, May 13. Performances of Neil Simons The Star-Spangled Girl will be on the evenings of July 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14. Evening performances for both shows begin at 8 p.m. Marriage Is Murder is a comedy about ex-spouses Paul and Polly Butler, who write murder mysteries together, acting out the crimes poisoned chocolates, lethal martinis, bodies in a trunk, daggers and even an axe contribute to the fast-paced hilarity in the show. Their egos take some hits; however, as they strive to outdo each other, learning in the wake of comic twists and turns that marriage, like murder, is in the details. The part of Polly is played by June Koc with Peter Stearns as Paul. The play is directed by Angie Koch. Koch has been pursuing her theater dreams since age 13. She earned a Bachelors degree in Theatre Arts from Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington. In the 30 plus years that I have been participating in theater, I have enjoyed the family atmosphere that creating a production brings, said Koch. After moving to Lee County in June 2011, I was lucky to meet a number of people who are involved in theater production. Marriage Is Murder is a good choice for the Community Players. It is a fast-paced comedy that, using a two-person cast, it is also manageable in set, costume and lighting needs. The Star-Spangled Girl, a classic Simon comedy set in the 1960s, is the story of a love triangle mixed with politics. The cast is Jason Boeckman, Kelly Greten and Bianca De Sanctis and the play is directed by June Koc. Tickets for BIG ARTS Community Players productions are $15 for adults and $5 for children 17 and younger. Buy one ticket to both shows for the discounted price of $26. Group discounts are also available for 10 or more people. 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. 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... 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A financial matter needs closer attention. LEO (July 23 to August 22) You now have information that can influence that decision you planned to make. But the clever Cat will consult a trusted friend or family member before making a major move. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Good news: Youre finding that more doors are opening for you to show what you can do, and you dont even have to knock very hard to get the attention youre seeking. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Your gift for creating order out of chaos will help you deal with a sudden rush of responsibilities that would threaten someone less able to balance his or her priorities. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Congratulations. Your energy levels are coming right back up to normal -just in time to help you tackle some worthwhile challenges and make some important choices. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) The sage Sagittarian should demand a full explanation of inconsistencies that might be cropping up in what had seemed to be a straightforward deal. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A conflict between obligations to family and to the job can create stressful problems. Best advice: Balance your dual priorities so that one doesnt outweigh the other. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Dont guess, speculate or gossip about that socalled mystery situation at the workplace. Bide your time. An explanation will be forthcoming very soon. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Boredom might be creeping in and causing you to lose interest in a repeat project. Deal with it by flipping over your usual routine and finding a new way to do an old task. BORN THIS WEEK: You can warm the coldest heart with your lyrical voice and bright smile. You find yourself at home, wherever you are. On May 6, 1911, George Maledon, the man who executed at least 60 men for Hanging Judge Isaac Parker, dies of natural causes in Tennessee. Paid $100 for each hanging, he tried to be a conscientious hangman who minimized suffering with a quick death. Maledon considered the job honorable and respectable work. On April 30, 1927, the Federal Industrial Institution for Women, the first womens federal prison, opens in Alderson, W.Va. All women serving federal sentences of more than a year were to be brought there, with the vast majority imprisoned for drug and alcohol charges imposed during the Prohibition era. On May 1, 1931, President Herbert Hoover officially dedicates New York Citys Empire State Building. The entire 102-story building went up in just over a year, under budget (at $40 million) and well ahead of schedule. During certain periods of building, the frame grew an astonishing four-and-a-half stories a week. On May 5, 1945, in Lakeview, Ore., six people are killed while attempting to drag a Japanese balloon out the woods. The explosive balloon was one of a handful of Japanese attacks against the continental United States, which were conducted by Japanese submarines and later by high-altitude balloons carrying explosives or incendiaries. On May 3, 1952, a ski-modified U.S. Air Force C-47 becomes the first aircraft to land on the North Pole. On the flight was Dr. Albert P. Crary, a scientist who in 1961 traveled to the South Pole by motorized vehicle, becoming the first person in history to have stood on both poles. On May 4, 1965, San Francisco Giants outfielder Willie Mays hits his 512th career home run to break Mel Otts National League record. Mays would finish his career with 660 home runs, good for third on the all-time list at the time of his retirement. On May 2, 1972, Steven Spielberg begins filming Jaws. The production, which used three mechanical sharks to great effect, enthralled audiences and grossed $458 million in its theatrical release. It was British doctor and author Alec Bourne who made the following sage observation: It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated. In 2007, a world record was set off the coast of Brazil when a single wave was caught by 84 surfers. Have you ever heard of a book called Never Again by Doug Nufer? Probably not -its not on any bestseller lists and hasnt been reviewed by any notable critics. Its quite possibly unique in literary history, however; in its entire 192 pages, not a single word -even basic words such as a, an, the, of and for -is used twice. If you were to stack up a million $1 bills, they would weigh about one ton. The Twist dance craze in the 1960s changed the culture in America and spread around the world. Most people dont realize, though, that the song The Twist, which started the fad, wasnt originally sung by Chubby Checker, though he was the one who sent the single up the charts and has since been irrevocably associated with the dance. The song was originally written and performed by an R&B singer named Hank Ballard. A deejay in Baltimore saw teenagers dancing to Ballards song and called Dick Clark, host of American Bandstand. Clark loved it and invited Ballard to perform the song on the show, but it didnt work out. Instead, Clark found someone else to perform the song: Ernest Evans, who changed his name to Chubby Checker. It made his career. Colonel Sanders started selling chicken when he was 65 years old, and his only goal was to make $1,000 a month. It takes only one drink to get me drunk. The trouble is, I cant remember if its the thirteenth or the fourteenth. -George Burns THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAYISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 201234


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37 ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 2012 Thank you to our 2012 sponsors! R Re e gi s st e e r N N o ow ! w www w di n ng gd d arl i ing ta ar p po n tou u rne e y y.c o om m 23 9 9 .29 9 2 2.0 0 56 66 6 Title Sponsors Presenting Sponsor Platinum Sponsors Gold Sponsors Silver Sponsors Anisa Jewelry | The Bait Box | Bobs Machine Shop | Ft. Myers Beach Tarpon Hunters C lub | Gulf Star Marina | Island SandPaper | Jensens Island Resort & Marina | John Grey P ainting | MustDo.com Visitors Guide | Nave Plumbing | Paradise Advertising | R.S. Walsh L andscaping | Sanibel Bean | San-Cap Community Bank | Sanibel Captiva Daily | Sanibel I sland FIshing Club | Semmer Electric | Tunaski n D an Hahn C ustom Builder s Reel Animals Fishing Team Davis Art Center To Present FGCUs Faustus Burns Brightly FGCU Theatre Lab performers in Faustus Burns Brightly Santana Tribute Band To Perform At Taste Of The BeachThe Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce kicks it up a couple of notches this year with the addition of Supernatural, a Santana tribute band, to its entertainment lineup at Taste of the Beach. This years event will take place on Sunday, April 29 at Bay Oaks Recreation Campus, 2731 Oak Street in Fort Myers Beach. Taste of the Beach, held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., will offer a full day of food, drinks, music and cooking demonstrations by celebrity chef Tim Creehan, C.E.C. Area businesses will also be showcasing their products with a Business Expo, held in the in the air-conditioned main building of Bay Oaks Recreation Center. With a playground, swimming pool and waterslide on site, there is something for everyone at this event. This year, we have worked to make Taste of the Beach bigger and better than ever. Not only do we have the pleasure of bringing back Nashville signed artist Cadillac Blue as our opening act, we are excited to have Supernatural, a nationallyrenowned Santana tribute band made up of world-class musicians from around the globe, said Steve DeAngelis, manager at Nervous Nellies and chairperson for the event. If you like the music of Santana, you will definitely want to show up for this. Supernatural will be providing a full concert from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Supernatural is led David Milagro Mueller, whose uncanny guitar riffs seem driven by an inner spirit and his amazing tone is fueled by a Paul Reed Smith Santana model guitar. On vocals and percussion, Todd Plant guides the audience through the storied musical history of Santana. Leading the percussion section is Gil el Nio Garcia, who has been seen backing several of todays smoothe jazz stars like Eric Darius and BK Jackson. Keyboardist Jim Persons is a student of Moog synthesizer sounds, and trades blazing licks with guitarist Mueller. Rounding out the Supernatural lineup are rhythm section mates Steve Eiseman, the founder, leader and drummer, 40-year veteran bassist and backing vocalist John Shinn and Robbie Baker on tambales and backing vocals. Supernatural will take you back in time and have you dancing and singing to your favorite Santana hits. Fifteen area restaurants will be offering sumptuous samples of their top selling appetizers, entries and desserts. This is a great opportunity to sample these tasty fares. A list of participating restaurants can be found on the Taste of the Beach website at www.TasteofFortMyersBeach. com. If you would like to participate in the Taste of the Beach or for more information, contact the Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce at 454-7500 or visit www.FortMyersBeachChamber.org. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center presents Florida Gulf Coast University Theatre Labs Faustus Burns Brightly, a play written, directed and designed by professor Barry Cavin. Performances are April 27 and 28 at the Davis Art Center, 2301 First Street in the Fort Myers River District. The play incorporates Christopher Marlowes Doctor Faustus and centers on a group of recent college graduates who open a small theatre on the dingy streets of Hollywood. They decide to produce Marlowes Doctor Faustus as their opening show. Art and life blend when the young companys funding secret leads to their Faustian bargains. The play is based on true events. Both shows begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 each. 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39 ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 2012 Find Us on Facebook Live Entertainment 8pm-11pm Wed Fri Stone Crab Claws Are HERE! Lunch & Dinner Daily Happy Hour Nightly Monday Night MovieMysteries Of Lisbon (2010) by Stan GembickiThe part 2 of Mysteries of Lisbon will be shown at BIG ARTS on Monday, April 30 at 7 p.m. Based on a 19th century novel by a popular Portuguese novelist, Camilo Castelo-Branco, the film was directed by Chilean director Raul Ruiz, and won numerous critical awards after its release in 2011. To understand the story of an orphan named Joao, the movie reveals the secrets and relationships of several characters around him. This week we learned about the mystery of his noble birth and the fate of his mother, father, and those who intervened to save his life at birth. There is no shortage of mysteries to come in the next episode as the story setting moves to France, Italy and finally back to Portugal. The movie cinematography is a wonder of beautiful scenery, stylish interiors and costumes. The filming was done using mainly natural lighting, which creates beautiful contrast of shadows and light, a perfect setting for a mystery. Mysteries of Lisbon will be shown in Portuguese, French, and Italian with English subtitles. This is the last film in this seasons BIG ARTS film series. General Admission is $8. 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. BIG ARTS is at 900 Dunlop Road. Call 395-0900. Sanibel Poet Reads At Library Of CongressSanibel poet Lorraine A. Vail was invited to read her award-winning poetry at the Library of Congress on Thursday, April 19. As a member of the National League of American Pen Women, she was honored with four awards at the Biennial Conference in Washington, DC. Among the awards she received was the top award for her Sestina and a first place in Traditional Form. Vail is a member of Sanibel Island Writers where she has served on the coordinating committee. She is the creator of the collaborative artist-poet project ArtPoems. Vail serves on the Visual Arts Committee at BIG ARTS and she has presented poetry at Art Salon and at the state conference of the National League of American Pen Women. Vail is the author of three books of poetry: Near Water, Paradise Found and Fire in the Grass which may be found in local book stores and online. In 2012, she received her second nomination for a Pushcart Prize. She is published in numerous literary journals and is a member of Gulf Coast Writers.


THE DUNES INVITES ALL SANIBEL RESIDENTS TO THE SANIBEL SUMMER SOCIAL2012 Social Membership for $599 at this event only!Sunday, April 29th, 3pm 7pm 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 LIVE Island-style entertainment by the Danny Morgan Band ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 201240


FREETake Me Home NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands BUSINESS REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS VOL. 19, NO. 44 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA APRIL 27, 2012 B BSECTIONSanibel-Captiva Chamber Announces Award WinnersThe Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce hosted its Annual Meeting on April 17 at Tween Waters Inn on Captiva. More than 160 members and guests were in attendance. The chamber gathered to review with its members the key activities and achievements over this past year. Mike Miller was appointed the new chairman along with three new chamber board members, including: Donna Puma, owner of Pinocchios Ice Cream and Geppettos Beach Foodies Chris Davison, general manager of Island Inn Sonja Smith Suitor of CASI (Condominium Associations of Sanibel, Inc.) Staff and volunteers were also recognized at the meeting and a farewell round applause was given to outgoing board members, including Barbara Harrington of Royal Shell Properties (past chair); Danny Adams of Holiday Inn; Richard Johnson of Baileys General Store; and Lee Ellen Harder of BIG ARTS. Awards were presented during the ceremony to those whom the chamber board nominated: The Business of the Year was awarded to Al Hanser, CEO of the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company The New Business of the Year Award went to Traditions on the Beach and host Andrea Muccigacontinued on page 7B Al Hanser and Mike Miller Billy Kirkland and Barb Harrington Ten-Year Long Service Member Barry Solomon with Ric Base, chamber presidentWilliams Retains Oyster Consuming Crown At ContestThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museums 3rd annual Oyster Eating Contest was a slurping success, as Lamar Williams successfully defended his title to remain King of the Mollusk Munchers. There was some drama involved during Saturdays event, staged at Timbers Restaurant. Williams and fellow competitors Ron Clayton and Chuck Woods finished in a three-way tie, with 48 oysters eaten in one minute the same number that won last years competition. But after a 30 second tie-breaker, Williams was declared the winner, having downed an additional 37 oysters. The following is list of prize winners and their sponsors: Grand Champion Lamar Williams, R.C. Otters Island Eats First Runner-Up: Ron Clayton, Veolia Second Runner-Up Chuck Woods, Baileys General Store Female Champion Kimball Matthews, SanibelCaptiva Community Bank First Runner-Up: Heather Harrison, Bank of the Islandscontinued on page 16B Lamar Williams ate 85 oysters to win the oyster eating contest Wayne Woodring dressed up as a colorful undersea god


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ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 20124B (239) 565-5840 cell (239) 472-5187 ext. 202 (800) 553-7338 ext. 202 VIP Realty Group, Inc.1560 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 CHECK OUT THESE LISTINGS FROM YOUR MOBILE PHONE BY TEXTING 85377 & THE PROPERTY NUMBERPREMIER BAY FRONT ESTATEBuilt in 2003 with quality construction, metal roof, & composite siding. 5 BR & 2 of ces & 5 baths. Elevator, double sided replace, wooden oors & gourmet kitchen. Heated pool with spa, beach and 225 pier-like dock (the longest on Sanibel) & lift! Upscale furnishings included plus a 1928 Steinway Grand Piano and a 28 Pursuit$4,995,000 Furnished & equipped. Text T157247 to 85377 MLS/ID:2900324 SOUGHT AFTER WEST GULF DRIVE (GULF FRONT) With views that will captivate you. Gorgeous & quiet beach! 5 suites plus 2 baths & of ce. 2 story great room with a wall of glass doors & widows, built in entertainment center, replace, 3 story elevator, huge storage area & large screened lanai. Located on West Gulf Dr. Watch the sunsets from the large pool & spa.$3,750,000 Text T157251 to 85377 MLS/ID 2110801 www.IslandCoastExperts.com www.IslandCoastExperts.com BAYOU AND GULF VIEWS Enjoy boating, shing, bird watching, tennis & the beach! 3BR/3.5BA & den & of ce. Elevator, dock & 3 car garage. Walk to the beach & golf nearby. Beautiful well maintained home. $1,649,000 Text T157252 to 85377 MLS/ID:2900938 AFFORDABLE/INCOME PRODUCING2BR/2BA top oor, bright corner condo. Across from beach. Pool, deeded beach access, tennis, barbeque grills. 3 day rentals allowed generating good rental income. $299,000 Text T157250 to 85377 MLS/ID:2110077 hetmanek@hetmanek.com James & Penny James & Penny HETMANEK YOUR ISLAND REAL ESTATE EXPERTS Birthday Celebration For Business Mascotby Jeff LysiakTo the average person, a birthday celebration for mans best friend might be considered a little out of the ordinary. But for a local Labradoodle known for her appearance in virtually every advertisement for Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery, its just another reason to show off as the islands favorite party animal. But in truth, her parties also serve as a way the business gives back to the community. This Saturday, April 28, Lily will celebrate her eight birthday with a party held at the store, 520 Tarpon Bay Road on Sanibel, from noon to 4 p.m. Money collected before and during the event will be donated to the Animal Refuge Center in North Fort Myers, a no-kill shelter which cares for unwanted and neglected dogs and cats. Last year, we raised $13,000 for ARC, said Dan Schuyler, co-owner of Lily & Co. This year, were aiming for $15,000, so we hope that everybody comes out and has a good time for this wonderful organization. According to Schuyler, every dog who attends Lilys birthday party (on a leash) will receive a goody bag filled with petfriendly treats and gifts. All humans who attend can enjoy free hot dogs and beverages, courtesy Baileys General Store, and may purchase raffle tickets for prizes including diamond doggie jewelry (valued at $800) or a doggie goodie basket from Island Paws (valued at $500). Raffle tickets are $1 or six for $5, and may be purchased in advance at the store or at the party. Winners do not need to be present to win. Pet owners are also encouraged to bring their pooches in costume; a prize will be awarded for Best Dressed Dog. In addition to refreshments available to all, a number of other activities are planned for the party. Pet caricatures by artist John Salustro will be offered for a donation to ARC, as well as consultations and pet masseuses from Dr. Connie Clancy, AKC certified obedience instruction from John Zakens, pet photography with Eleanor Ward and The Transpetters, a pet transportation service. We are really taking this years party to another level, added Schuyler, who noted that the stores two additional pet ambassadors, Gracie and Angel, are celebrating birthdays this month. Last year, we had 139 dogs show up. This has turned into a we event for the community its not just about us or our business. To that end, Schuyler shared a story about the first birthday party hosted by Lily & Co. A woman, who never got out of her car, drove up to the store and handed him a check made out to ARC for $3,000. Sanibel is such a pet-friendly community, he added. But I never realized how much so until that happened. Prizes at Saturdays party will include jewelry, artwork and gift baskets John Salustro will be drawing pet caricatures for a donationShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


5B ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 2012 An Island Resident Specializing in Island Properties An Island Resident Specializing in Island Properties Buying, Selling or just want to chat... Talk to Chuck! Buying, Selling or just want to chat... Talk to Chuck! 2400 Palm Ridge Rd. Sanibel, FL (239) 472-2311A er Hours (239) 209-6500 Chuck BergstromISLAND RESIDENT, REALTORWWW.CHUCKBERGSTROM.COMRE/MAX AWARD WINNING REALTOR! 2 BR/2 BA Gulf front corner unit. 2 BR/2 BA Gulf front corner unit. Beautifully furnished w/lots of tile. Beautifully furnished w/lots of tile. Light & bright w/amazing water views. Light & bright w/amazing water views. Screened lanai. Great Screened lanai. Great WEEKLY WEEKLY rentals! rentals! Under building parking and storage. Under building parking and storage. $799,900 $799,900Pine Cove 1A Completely renovated 3BR/2BA elevated home. NICE!!! Completely renovated 3BR/2BA elevated home. NICE!!! Cathedral ceiling, hickory wood ooring, granite counters. Cathedral ceiling, hickory wood ooring, granite counters. Large pantry, stainless appliances, 42 cabinets in kitchen. Large pantry, stainless appliances, 42 cabinets in kitchen. Impact doors/windows. Two car garage with lots of storage. Impact doors/windows. Two car garage with lots of storage. Enjoy water view from deck. Huge lot! New sod/landscape. Enjoy water view from deck. Huge lot! New sod/landscape. $599,000 $599,0009319 Kincaid Court Gorgeous topoor 2 BR/2 BA condo with Gulf view. Gorgeous topoor 2 BR/2 BA condo with Gulf view. Completely remodeled and beautifully furnished. Completely remodeled and beautifully furnished. Updated kitchen w/breakfast bar, desk, new appliances. Updated kitchen w/breakfast bar, desk, new appliances. New tile in kitchen, bath(s) and lanai. WEEKLY rentals. New tile in kitchen, bath(s) and lanai. WEEKLY rentals. Wonderful beachfront complex with lots of amenities. Wonderful beachfront complex with lots of amenities. $625,000 $625,000Loggerhead Cay #434 Gorgeous renovation! 4BR/3BA on West Gulf Dr. Gorgeous renovation! 4BR/3BA on West Gulf Dr. Gourmet kitchen, S/S appliances, 42 cabinets. Gourmet kitchen, S/S appliances, 42 cabinets. New baths, granite/quartz counters, Birch wood oors. New baths, granite/quartz counters, Birch wood oors. 10 ceilings, impact glass, new elevator, replace. 10 ceilings, impact glass, new elevator, replace. Screened lanai, large pool on approx. 1 acre parcel. Screened lanai, large pool on approx. 1 acre parcel. $2,595,000 $2,595,0004203 Dingman Dr. Bright & beautifully updated 2 BR/2 BA. Bright & beautifully updated 2 BR/2 BA. Ground oor corner unit. Gulf/pool view. Ground oor corner unit. Gulf/pool view. New tile, remodeled kitchen/bathrooms. New tile, remodeled kitchen/bathrooms. WEEKLY WEEKLY rentals with on-site Management. rentals with on-site Management. Pool, tennis court, grills, shu eboard... Pool, tennis court, grills, shu eboard... $449,900 $449,900Sandalfoot 3D1 4 BR/3 BA in nice, private community. 4 BR/3 BA in nice, private community. Beautifully furnished two story home. Beautifully furnished two story home. Lg master suite with sitting area/ replace. Lg master suite with sitting area/ replace. Open porches, lanai & covered parking. Open porches, lanai & covered parking. Comm. pool/tennis. Near beach/marina... Comm. pool/tennis. Near beach/marina... $729,000 $729,000557 N. Yachtsman Tennis Place C-35 2 BR/1 BA clean & fully equipped unit. 2 BR/1 BA clean & fully equipped unit. Overlooks direct access salt water canal. Overlooks direct access salt water canal. Beautifully landscaped. Beautifully landscaped. WEEKLY WEEKLY rentals. rentals. Only minutes to the Gulf by bike or boat. Only minutes to the Gulf by bike or boat. Boat dockage available to owners. Boat dockage available to owners. $255,000 $255,000 3BR/2BA Old Floridastyle in Las Tiendas. Remodeled kitchen w/stainless appliances. Remodeled kitchen w/stainless appliances. Bright, open w/vaulted ceilings throughout. Bright, open w/vaulted ceilings throughout. Wood ooring. Enclosed lanai/heated pool. Wood ooring. Enclosed lanai/heated pool. Near beach, bay, shopping, restaurants... Near beach, bay, shopping, restaurants... $599,000 $599,000 476 Las Tiendas SOLD Hortoons Free Islands Night Tickets Available At Sanibel RecFree tickets are available at the Sanibel Recreation Center for the 19th annual Sam Bailey Islands Night on Wednesday, May 16 at the Lee County Sports Complex (Hammond Stadium) in Fort Myers. Come watch the Fort Myers Miracle vs. the Charlotte Stone Crabs. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., a pre-game parade and ceremony begins at 6:15 p.m., with the baseball game to follow. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 20126B Around The Islands With AnneGrandpas Rock The Oldies At The Stone Crabby Anne MitchellThom Traucht is proud to be an old rocker and part of a gray-haired band of four retirees who keep people hopping on the dance floor at The Stone Crab on West Gulf Drive, Sanibel on Friday and Saturday nights. We are old, but so are the (Rolling) Stones and the Beatles, said Traucht, who rides a Harley-Davidson and sports a red bandana. Being a father of five and a grandfather of eight doesnt keep Traucht from belting out the oldies. In fact, the grandkids love to hear him sing and dance to the oldies, he says. The lineup is Traucht on rhythm guitar and vocals; Ken Rufo, former Sanibel postmaster, bass; Pat DeVita, lead guitar and vocals; and Bill Griffiths, the baby of the group, on drums. Traucht was a supervisor at the Sanibel Post Office until several years ago. I retired from the job. Now I am doing fun things, he said. Traucht is one of a band of longtime residents who recall the old days when Casa Ybel (now Thistle Lodge) was dance central for islanders. Thats where you caught up with old friends, some of whom would give impromptu performances to the delight of the crowd. People would go there after softball games and pitchers were $1, he recalls. Thats the atmosphere he wants to re-create at the Stone Crab a place for locals as well as tourists. We are getting them slowly. Thanks to my sister Becky Williams, a lot of local realtors are coming in, Traucht said. I want to get these local people out there. We are not that old we are still rocking. Traucht is an umpire for the Sanibel Softball League and thanks to him, The Stone Crab offers a discount to players on game nights. Most island residents and visitors are Trauchts contemporaries and can appreciate oldies such as Nights In White Satin, I Saw Her Face, Nowhere Man, Bad Moon Rising and Honky Tonk Woman. Music must be in his genes (or jeans) because Traucht has been playing on the islands since the 1970s. In fact, he and his pal, former islander Allen Rainwater, used to regularly play at Pates (now The Fish House on Periwinkle Way) back then, and attracted a good number of locals. They played under the name Postal Smoke (Traucht worked at the Sanibel Post Office and Rainwater was a Sanibel firefighter) and also as Traucht, Rainwater & Co. With three retired postal workers in the band, two of them grandfathers, the group could well have had a different name, but Traucht feels Slow Deal is appropriate. Though he adds, Thats not true, we really rock and by the end of the night everybody is up dancing and having a good time. Slow Deal will also be rocking up a storm at The Stone Crab on Cinco de Mayo, a week from Saturday. The Stone Crab, a Shrimp & Seafood House, is at 2761 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, phone 472-0305. Looking for a new lunch place? Chips Sanibel Steakhouse recently began serving lunch Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The menu includes appetizers, sandwiches and wraps, with prices from $7.90 for a portobella burger, $8.90 for French dip sandwich, $9.90 for shrimp quesadilla and lots of other choices. Chips is at 1473 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 472-5700. LIVE ON THE ISLANDS Traditions on the Beach at the Island Inn has live entertainment nightly. This weeks lineup includes: Thursday, March 22, Pianoman Joe McCormick for popular favorites and smooth vocal stylings, R&B, jazz and pop for dancing; Friday, Joe McCormick and singer Barbara Smith; Saturday, smooth music and dancing with Joe McCormick and vocalist Marvilla Marzan; Sunday, Dusk Duo with Dean & Kathy Winkleman on piano, guitar and vocals with pop, R&B, country and jazz for dancing and listening; Monday, Joe McCormick; Tuesday, Joe McCormick; Wednesday, Prime Rib & Prime Jazz with Father Al & the Jazz Congregation featuring vocalist Mr. Swing Paul Ventura performing smooth jazz classics. Traditions is at 3111 West Gulf Drive, phone 472-4559. Cips Place has live music from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday with Jimmy G on steel drums. Steve Scooter Reynolds performs Thursday and Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. Cips is at 2055 Periwinkle Way. Phone 472-0223. The Jacaranda has entertainment nightly from 7 to 11 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, various artists are featured. On Sunday, its Jamaica Dave & Co., reggae and dance; Monday, Renata, jazz, contemporary music and dance; Tuesday, Steve Scooter Reynolds, accoustic guitar, contemporary music and dance; Wednesday, Buckeye Ken, contemporary, Top 40 and blues; Thursday, 2 Hot, contemporary, reggae and dance. The Jacaranda is at 1223 Periwinkle Way, phone 4721771. Traders features music by Chris Workman Wednesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. and Danny Morgan and Friends on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. Traders is at 1551 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-7242. 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 4720305. Chips Sanibel Steakhouse features Michael David playing light classical guitar on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The steakhouse is at 1473 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-5700. The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn, Captiva has entertainment Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Crab races are Mondays and Thursdays with the family show at 5:30 p.m. and grown-up races at 9 p.m. The Crows Nest is at 15951 Captiva Drive, phone 472-5161. The Island Cow on Periwinkle Way has live entertainment from 6 to 9:30 p.m. nightly. The lineup: 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 Hutt, guitar and vocalso; 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 9 p.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. Slow Deal members include, clockwise from top, Bill Griffiths, Thom Traucht, Pat DeVita and Ken Rufo 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. Thom Traucht sports a Slow Deal license plate on his convertible


From page 1BSanibel-Captiva Chamber Winners The Citizen of the Year Award was presented to Tom Uhler of Uhler and Vertich Financial Planners Billy Kirkland of Billys Bike Rentals was presented with the Susan Rosica Gray Volunteer of the Year Following the awards ceremony, a cocktail reception was held at The Old Captiva House. Andrea Mucciga of Traditions on the Beach and Chef Aziz Five-Year Long Service Award Winners: Donald Oglander, left, and Bob Bechhold, right, pictured with Ric Base, chamber president Tom and Linda Uhler with Robbie Roepstorff Ten-Year Long Service Member Barry Solomon with Ric Base, chamber president New board members, from left, Sonja Smith, Donna Puma and Chris Davison Kelly Collini, Richard Johnson, Tom and Donna Puma SUMMER SPORTS CAMP JUNE 4 THRU AUGUST 10 The Dunes introduces ten weeks of unforgettable, educational and fun-lled summer camp options for children ages 5 to 14 years, beginning June 4th thru August 10th. With a schedule of activities and recreationpacked events, The Dunes summer camps include professional instruction in golf and tennis and continue with instruction in soccer, volleyball, hockey, art, theatre, water sports and more. Sessions range in weeks, days and times, with rates between $92-$200 per week. Save up to 20% with member pricing! OPEN TO THE PUBLICSave 10% when you register before May 15, 2012 Camp runs Monday thru Friday, 8:30am to 2:30pm Call 239.472.3355 for more information and to register. 949 Sand Castle Road, Sanibel Island 7B ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 2012


ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 20128B British Soccer Camp Returns To SanibelSanibel Youth Soccer and Challenger Sports are teaming up again this summer to offer a week-long British Soccer Camp from June 4 to 8 at the City of Sanibels soccer fields. The camp will run Monday through Friday and each child will be coached by a member of Challengers British coaching staff, flown to the United States exclusively to work on these programs. This camp is just one of 1,500 that Challenger Sports is running throughout the U.S. and Canada for a record breaking 100,000 boys and girls of all ages. The camp was a tremendous success last year, said Sanibel Youth Soccer president Craig Holston. This is a great opportunity for both new and experienced players to learn from professional coaches in a relaxed, fun-filled environment. Challenger has become the largest soccer camp provider in North America by combining consistently high quality, age-specific soccer instruction, along with equally important elements of character, cultural and nutritional education. Each day, the children will practice and master new individual skills and understand small group and team tactics through Challengers innovative camp curriculum. Campers will also scrimmage each day in the always-popular Camp World Cup. The Challenger coaching staff believes that teaching soccer skills is only a part of the process of educating young athletes. The coaches will also take time out of the busy weekly schedule to teach lessons on respect, responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship and leadership and discuss how these core values relate to soccer, family and school. The most popular part of each camp is the Camp World Cup. The coaches use this daily tournament to teach the players about life, customs and traditions of other countries. The campers are asked to make up cheers, bring flags, dress up and learn as much as they can about the country they represent. Sanibel Youth Soccer is offering British Soccer Camp sessions for the following ages: Ages 3 to 4 June 4 to 8, 9 to 10 a.m. Cost $85. Ages 4 to 5 June 4 to 8, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Cost $95. Ages 6 to 9 June 4 to 8, 9 a.m. to noon. Cost $130. Ages 10 to 14 June 4 to 8, 9 a.m. to noon. Cost $130. Each camper will receive a free camp t-shirt, soccer ball, player evaluation and giant soccer poster. To sign up for the camp, visit either www.challengersports.com or www.sanibelsoccer.org, or contact Michael Dunn at 728-4650 or m1dunn1@yahoo.com. Team England gets high fives from the coaches for winning the World Cup Challanger campers and coaches celebrate the end of camp Julia Holston, front, and teamates take a break from the action Sanibel Students Help To Take District LacrosseFort Myers High School and Estero High recently played for the first district girls lacrosse title in Lee County history. Several Sanibel girls are on the team. They are Aliz Luft, Kelly McCurry, Mavin McIntosh, Jessica Simmons-Short, Santana Kenney Carolina Arce, Hallie Stufano, Samia Islam, Jacqueline Cloutier, Katie Dupre, and Samantha Fowler. Fort Myers got the all-important first goal and momentum on the way to a 5-1 victory. The game was hosted by Bishop Verot. Hallie Stufano scored the Green Waves first goal and Sarah McKeever added two more for a 3-0 lead. Eden Swedish put Estero (11-5) on the board before half time. But top-seeded Fort Myers (14-1) scored twice in the second half, and Green Wave goalie Carolina Arce made 12 saves. This is the first season lacrosse is being played at the varsity level in Lee County and with state playoffs. Hallie Stufano scores The action was fast and furious


9B ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 2012 Dunes Womens Golf Event ResultsThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club announced the Dunes Womens Golf Association event results from Friday, April 20. Format: 1,2,3 Better Balls of 4 Flight 1 1st Betsy Cox 112 Ann McDonald Maureen OBrien Rosemary Ryan 2nd Ann Humphrey 120 Tanya Hochschild Lee Bogan Flight 2 1st Karen Hendricks 115 Muriel Deroberts Doris Dewitt Annie Wainwright 2nd Anne Frymoyer 117 Gussie Blue Joan Kent Linda Drasnin Chip-Ins Ann Levinsohn Cathy Sleiter Betsy Cox Karen Hendricks Maureen OBrien Doris Dewitt Annie Wainwright Tanya Hochschild (2) Congratulations to all the winners. Betsy Cox Maureen OBrien Ann Humphrey Ann McDonald Rosemary Ryan Lee Bogan Muriel Deroberts Tanya Hochschild Karen Hendricks Doris Dewitt Annie Wainwright Gussie Blue Linda Drasnin Anne Frymoyer Joan Kent Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Nicely updated 2 bedrm w/ washer/dryer& 2 screened balconies $399.9K Ground-floor Club Suite steps to beach & Sundial amenities $349.9K 2-bedrm at Seashells condo has pool, tennis, & nearby beach access $274K Top-floor bay & lagoon view 2-bedrm w/den or 3rd bedrm $474K Income-producing walk out to pool & beach at Oceans Reach $699K Updated corner 2 bedrm w/glass-enclosed balcony & beach view $599K Beach-front Sandalfoot 2-bedrm walk-out with income $699K Near-beach condo at Colonnades aka The Colony Resort $149K 2242 Periwinkle Way Suite 3 in Sanibel Square 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 SanibelSusan.com Sanibel Residential Lots Limpet Dr direct-access canal-side lot w/patio dock in Shell Harbor $930K Umbrella Pool over 1/2 acre on cul-desac near Bowmans Beach $449K Sand Castle Rd single home lot in The Dunes golf & tennis community $299K Olga Ave large east-end parcel near the beach & bike paths $299K Farm Trail nearly 1/3 acre in Island Woods w/community amenities $249K Rabbit Rd lot with nearby beach access on West Gulf Dr $199K Lisa Murty Realtor Sales Associate David Anderson Office Manager & Closing Coordinator Elise Carnes Listing Coordinator & Notary Susan Andrews Realtor Broker-Owner Weekly blog at SanibelSusan.wordpress.com Nicely updated 3-bedrm elevated half-duplex in The Dunes $324.9K Penthouse w/2 pools, saunas, tennis court, & on-site mgmt $974K Remodeled beach-front income-producing 2 bedrm plus den $999K Elevated beach cottage w/ high ceilings & just steps to gulf beach $499K JUST REDUCED Spacious canal home w/large raised screened pool & dock $899K


ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 201210B PGA TipsPlay Ready Golfby Matt Oakley, PGA Golf ProfessionalThe PGA has done studies and the #1 reason why most people leave the game of golf is that it takes too much time. This is an issue to me that we, as golf professionals must address. Not only is it my job to give the people that play the game the best available experience, I am also responsible for bringing new people into the game. One of the best ways to have golf take less time is to practice what we call Ready Golf. Here are some examples and tips. 1. Everyone should be ready to play when it is their turn to hit. Example: Working at the course everyday I see two carts with four people in them driving out to one golf ball. One person gets out and that person hits their shot. That person gets back into the cart and the two carts drive to the next ball five yards away and the process is repeated with one person hitting a shot at a time. Ready Golf Solution: When your cart partner drives to their ball, get up and begin to figure out how far away from the green your ball might be and begin deciding what two or three clubs the yardage may require and start walking towards your ball with your clubs (be sure you do not get in front of the person hitting). That way when it is your turn you are ready to hit. The more information you can gather while other people are hitting the better (wind, uphill/downhill, yardage, etc.). 2. Watch every shot hit carefully, not only yours but everyone elses too. This helps if someone in the group is looking for a ball 50 yards from where you know they hit it. You can then guide them as to where to search. Or, if it obviously went 20 yards into the water you can tell them they shouldnt bother searching the bank for five minutes looking for it. 3. Unless you are playing in a tournament, hit when ready on the tee. I know the rules of golf say that the person with the lowest score on the last hole hits first on the next tee, but common sense in non-tournament situations tells me that if the guy with the lowest score on the last hole is digging in his bag and you are on the tee ready to go, hit anyway. 4. Leave your cell phone in the clubhouse or at home. If you must take it, put it on vibrate for emergencies. Nothing worse than playing golf and the guy you are playing with is trading stocks on the 5th tee when it is his turn to hit. Dont be that guy. 5. Thats not the first golf ball you have ever lost and, unfortunately, wont be your last. Take a second, look around, get over it and drop one by the rules and move on. I have seen the police search for wanted criminals less than some people will search for a golf ball they just found on the last hole. 6. Count your strokes as you go and record them on the scorecard on the cart ride to the next tee. Dont you love waiting for the group on the green to clear and when the flag goes into the hole the one guy looks back towards you and starts pointing to places on the course, one, two, three, four, etc. 7. Be a dictator. Bob, I think you are next to putt, then Jim. I have seen Congress come to a decision quicker than some groups deciding who is next to putt or hit, and usually with less debate. Pick someone and get on with it. I hope these tips make your next round of golf quicker. Schedule a lesson with a PGA professional to improve your game, which will make your next round of golf quicker! 239-472-2626www.beachviewgolfclub.com (Visit our website for weekly specials) GOLF$49 before 3 pm $39 after 3 pmRates expire 8/14/12. Must present ad 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) CATS & DOGSDunes Mixed GolfThe Dunes Sunday Mixed Golf results from April 22, format 4 Person Scramble, are: 1st Doug Mallon 38.25 Jeanne Mallon Jerry Nichols Gay Nichols 2nd Dan Perkins 39.5 Gerri Perkins Frank Cassavell Barbra Cassavell 3rd Roger Blouin 40.5 Barbara Chappell Dod Wainwright Annie Wainwright Closest to the Hole: #9 John Norman #2 Nancy Orr Dunes Nifty NinersThe Dunes Nifty Niners event results from Thursday, April 19, format low net, are: Flight 1 1st Bridget Funk 32 2nd Ann Levinsohn 33 3rd Sue Norpell 34 Flight 2 1st Gerri Perkins 30 2nd Jeanne Mallon* 37 3rd Sue Tray 37 Chip-In/Birdie Jeanne Mallon Hole #4 (Chip-In) *Won by scorecard playoff. Dunes Mens GolfThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club announced the Mens Golf Association event results from Wednesday, April 18. Format: Flag Day 1) Jerry Nichols #2 Green/2 Inches 2) Fred Gobel #2 Green/20 Feet 3) Charles Simms #1 In Hole 3) Jim Boughton #1 In Hole 4) Wilf Mannion #1 Green 5) Ron Leavitt #1 12 ft 5) Ed Greenberg #1 12 ft 6) Jack Roberts #1 15 Yards 7) Jack Trautwein #1 160 Yards 8) Bob Kent #1 163 Yards 9) Dick Hopkins #1 171 Yards 10) Robert Orr #1 275 Yards Congratulations to all the winners. Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


11B ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 2012 Rec Center Summer Camp RegistrationThe Sanibel Recreation Departments Youth Summer Day Camp registration is now open. The cost is $85 per week for members and $105 for non-members. Register in advance and receive the Early Bird rate. Financial assistance is also available to qualifying families. For more information, call the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Date ProgramEarly Bird Rate After Early Bird Rate Week 1 May 29 June 1 Summer CampMember: $85 Non-Member $105 (registration by May 22) Member: $93.50 Non-Member: $115.50 (registration on or after May 23) Week 2 June 4 June 8 Summer CampMember: $85 Non-Member $105 (registration by May 28) Member: $93.50 Non-Member: $115.50 (registration on or after May 29) Week 3 June 11 June 15 Summer CampMember: $85 Non-Member $105 (registration by June 4) Member: $93.50 Non-Member: $115.50 (registration on or after June 5) Week 4 June 18 June 22 Summer CampMember: $85 Non-Member $105 (registration by June 11) Member: $93.50 Non-Member: $115.50 (registration on or after June 12) Week 5 June 25 June 29 Summer CampMember: $85 Non-Member $105 (registration by June 18) Member: $93.50 Non-Member: $115.50 (registration on or after June 19) Week 6 July 2 July 6 Summer CampMember: $85 Non-Member $105 (registration by June 25) Member: $93.50 Non-Member: $115.50 (registration on or after June 26) Week 7 July 9 July 13 Summer CampMember: $85 Non-Member $105 (registration by July 2) Member: $93.50 Non-Member: $115.50 (registration on or after July 3) Week 8 July 16 July 20 Summer CampMember: $85 Non-Member $105 (registration by July 9) Member: $93.50 Non-Member: $115.50 (registration on or after July 10) Week 9 July 23 July 27 Summer CampMember: $85 Non-Member $105 (registration by July 16) Member: $93.50 Non-Member: $115.50 (registration on or after July 17) Week 10 July 30 August 8 Summer CampMember: $85 Non-Member $105 (registration by July 23) Member: $93.50 Non-Member: $115.50 (registration on or after July 24) Rec Department Volunteer Of The MonthThe City of Sanibel Recreation Department would like to recognize Volunteer of the Month Ann Moeder. Moeder has been a full time volunteer at the Center 4 Life since 2003. She volunteers at the front desk and as Volunteer Program Coordinator. She also assists the program administrator, Sandi McDougall, with organizing monthly trips and activities for seasonal and year-round residents and has made some wonderful friends while doing it. When asked what she enjoys most about volunteering at the Center 4 Life, Moeder replied, It is a fabulously warm and inviting place to be! You can walk in anytime of the day and find a friendly face, something to drink and a comfortable place to sit and chat, read, watch TV or just sit outside surrounded by Gordon Krafts beautiful garden. Moeder grew up in Ithaca, New York where she majored in Fine Arts at Cornell University and worked for TIAACREF in New York City until 1965 when she met her husband, Dan Moeder. She went on to work in the admissions office at Columbia University while her husband was earning his MBA at the continued on page 12B Ann Moeder


From page 11BRec VolunteerColumbia Universitys Graduate School of Business in New York City. In 1973, with two young children, they headed overseas for Dans career and spent the next 14 years in Puerto Rico, Sydney, Australia and Mexico City. While living overseas, Moeder became a professional volunteer because expat wives were unable to work. In the years to follow, Moeder ended up in Fosters City, California where she became involved with the Lucille Packard Childrens Hospital at Stanford University until moving to Sanibel in 2003. Now on Sanibel, Moeder also volunteers at the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum and at the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. Volunteer opportunities are now available. For information on joining your friends and neighbors who serve as Recreation Center volunteers, call 472-0345. ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 201212B Goodwill To Host Second Annual Golf TournamentGoodwill Industries of Southwest Floridas second annual golf fundraiser will be held on Saturday, May 26 at Eagle Ridge Golf Club in Fort Myers. Last years tournament successfully raised $8,000 in gross proceeds to benefit the agencys programs and services and Goodwill is hoping to raise even more at this years Memorial Day weekend event. If this years goal of $10,000 is met, Goodwill could provide 400 clothing vouchers for people in need of job interview and work clothes, said Carolyn Johnson, vice president of Communication and Development. That amount could also present 43 future entrepreneurs with small business training courses or give 20 L.I.F.E. Academy students a paid internship in Goodwill stores and offices. It could also offer 18 months of income-subsidized housing for a person with a physical disability. The Goodwill Golf Classic will feature multiple contests such as Closest To The Pin, 50/50 raffle, and putting and longest drive competitions. If the Hole In One Challenge has a winner, he/she will receive a Pebble Beach golf getaway vacation for two, including roundtrip airfare, valued at $7,500. The cost to play is just $50 for a single player, $200 for a four-person team and $100 to sponsor a hole. Last years winner was the foursome representing Aqua Systems of Fort Myers, scoring a minus-13 in the best-ball scramble. To RSVP or for more information on the Golf Classic, call Madison Mitchell at 995-2106 ext. 2213 or e-mail madisonmitchell@goodwillswfl.org. For more information about Goodwills programs in Southwest Florida, visit www.goodwillswfl.org. Fencing Comes To CanterburyThis summer, Canterbury School offers fencing as part of the summer camp and sports program. Students boys and girls from ages 10 to 16 are told to bring good attitudes and to be prepared to forget everything they thought they knew about sword play. The two-hour course (held from noon until 2 p.m.) begins on Monday, July 9 and runs through Friday, July 20. Charles Johnson of the Southwest Florida Fencing Academy will instruct students. The fee for the two-week course is $200 per student. During class, students will focus on fencing-related games and drills, basic footwork and blade skills, rules of fencing, developing tactical skills, directing and scorekeeping. Fencing is a fast-paced, one-on-one sport that helps build strength, coordination and self-esteem. It enhances mental skills, determination and decision-making. A less physically gifted fencer with superior tactical thinking can defeat a bigger, stronger opponent. For more information on fencing or any of Canterbury Schools summer camp, sports or academic classes, contact Kim Storch at 481-4323 ext. 124 or visit www.canterburyfortmyers.org. 1. Ozzie Virgil played with the New York Giants in 1956. 2. Harold Baines, with 5,806 at-bats as a designated hitter during his 22-year major-league career. 3. Joe Perry of the San Francisco 49ers, 1953-54. 4. Ed Smith played with the New York Knicks in 1953-54. 5. Roger Christian. 6. Richard Petty (7), Dale Earnhardt (7), Jimmie Johnson (5), Jeff Gordon (4), Lee Petty (3), David Pearson (3), Tony Stewart (3), Darrell Waltrip (t3) and Cale Yarborough (3). 7. Twice -he won the title in 1974 and lost in 1975. ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ 1. Who was the first major-league player from the Dominican Republic? 2. What major-league player had the most at-bats as a designated hitter. 3. Who was the first NFL running back to rush for consecutive 1,000-yard seasons? 4. 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ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 201214B 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 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 the 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 Ageless Moyer Makes Baseball History As He Awaits AARP Cardby Ed FrankJust a few months shy of receiving his AARP card, the Colorado Rockies Jamie Moyer last week pitched his way into baseball history by becoming the oldest player at 49 years, 150 days to win a Major League game. For all we know, Moyer may have already reserved his condo at Shell Point Village. And, as we went to press, Moyer had set out to break his old record scheduling to pitch Tuesday night in Pittsburgh against the Pirates. Moyer threw his gem, a 5-2 victory over the San Diego Padres, six of whom hadnt even been born when he broke into the Majors with the Chicago Cubs in 1986. He eclipsed the record set 80 years ago by Jack Quinn of the Brooklyn Dodgers, who was 49 years, 70 days old, when he tossed a winning game. Moyer joins the likes of George Blanda, who played professional football at the age of 48, hockeys Gordie Howe, who was on the ice at 52, and golfer Gerry Barber, who competed at 77. But Moyers story stands alone in the annals of baseball. He has pitched for seven teams in a career spanning more than a quarter century Chicago, Boston, Seattle, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Texas and now Colorado. He missed the entire 2011 season recovering from a surgically repaired ligament in his elbow, and came to spring training this year without a guaranteed roster spot. He earned his way to a starting role. The victory last week was his 268th, tying him with Hall of Famer Jim Palmer for 34th on the career wins list. Lacking the blazing 90 mph-plus fastball of most Major Leaguers, his pitching wizardly combines five pitches curve, slider, changeup, sinker and a cut fastball of about 78 mph. His hair is graying and off the field, you will see him with reading glasses. But once he takes the ball, hes a youngster again, sprinting to the mound each inning. Moyer is one of only 29 players in Major League history to play in four decades. He was drafted by the Cubs in 1984 out of St. Josephs University and earned a degree in general studies two years later at Indiana University. Moyer and his wife, Karen, daughter of former Notre Dame basketball coach Digger Phelps, are the parents of eight children. Any way you look at it, the Moyer story is a feel good story. And here in Florida, where the AARP crowd dominates, it is a story that resonates for so many of us. Everblades Advance To Eastern Conference Finals The Florida Everblades return to the conference finals for the first time since 2007, when they begin the best-of-seven series tonight, Friday, against Kalamazoo on the road. The local hockey team defeated Elmira four games to one to advance to the conference finals. The Everblades recorded a 3-0-2 record against Kalamazoo in the regular season. Game two will be played Saturday night in Kalamazoo before the series moves here for games three, four and five (if necessary) next Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at Germain Arena. If a game six or seven is necessary, the series will shift back to Kalamazoo. Kalamazoo was Eastern Conference Champion last year but fell to Alaska in the Kelly Cup finals. Playoff tickets are available at the Germain box office, at Ticketmaster or by calling 948-7825. Tarpons Trade For Fort Myers Native In a multi-player trade, the undefeated Florida Tarpons obtained Fort Myers native Joshua Long, a 280-pound defense end. Long played high school football for Fort Myers High School and then attended Georgia Military Academy and Webber International. To obtain Long, the Tarpons traded defensive back Aaron Rodgers and receiver Chuck Walker to the Lakeland Raiders along with an undisclosed cash payment. The Tarpons and Cincinnati remain the only undefeated teams in the Ultimate Indoor Football League. Florida, at 5-0, is idle this week before hosting the Mississippi Hound Dogs next Jamie Moyer


15B ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 2012 Surge Protectionby Bryan HayesSince we are approaching the rainy season, and last weekend was a good reminder what that feels like, I think its always a good time to talk about surge protection. You may or may not be surprised by this, but the number one cause of downtime for your central cooling system is not refrigerant related. The most common cause is actually electrical, with the average home experiencing over 300 surges per year. For those of us who live on Sanibel, we know that its a constant battle for our power company to keep the grid in good working order. Many major home appliances, including our air conditioners, rely more on solid state electronics to operate than ever before. While the luxury of it all might be very convenient, it still comes with a price. These controls are also more susceptible to power fluctuations than ever before. So, to reference the title, the way to protect your expensive investment is to use surge protection. Surge protection can be achieved through many different ways. You can buy those little surge protection strips for your pluggable appliances at most stores, and they will do a marginal job. However, for the larger stuff such as your air conditioner, you would want an electrician to install an inline surge protection system. If you really like the idea, you can even take this one step further and have a surge protection system installed for your entire house. That will cover all the circuits in your home. As you may already know, I like talking about saving money. Surge protection is an additional cost, of course, but spending some money now can definitely save you from spending significantly more and the hassle later. Consider it as an investment and insurance all in one. 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. weekend at Germain Arena. Florida defeated Mississippi, 58-35, on March 7. Miracle Begin Week At 7-9 Although the Fort Myers Miracle baseball team had lost five of six games, they began the week tied for second place in the Florida State League South Division. They began a six-game home stand Wednesday night at Hammond Stadium opposing the Palm Beach Cardinals for three games all starting at 7:05 p.m. Then, the red-hot, first-place St. Lucie Mets arrive here for a weekend series starting Saturday at 6:05 p.m., a Sunday matinee at 1:05 p.m. and the series finale Monday at 7:05 p.m. As the week began, Fort Myers had fallen seven games behind the 14-2 Mets, so the weekend series is important to the local team if they are to start closing the gap against St. Lucie. The Lee County Bar Association will host a charity golf tournament on Saturday, May 5, at Fiddlesticks Country Club, Fort Myers, to raise funds for Voices for Kids of Southwest Florida, the non-profit financial support arm of the Guardian ad Litem Program. Voices for Kids truly makes a difference in the lives of local children in need, said Nanci DuBois, executive director of the LCBA and the 2011 Voice of the Year award winner. We hope to gain more sponsors and players this year than ever before to support this cause. The tournament raised close to $12,000 for the agency in 2011. The Guardian ad Litem program recruits and trains volunteers from the community to advocate in court for children who are involved in the court system because of abuse, parental neglect or other issues that have placed them in jeopardy. The state of Florida is unable to provide for all of the clothing, medical, educational and social needs of these children. Voices for Kids provides funds to address these needs at no cost to the child or the childs caregivers. Tournament registration is $125 per player and includes golf, cart and lunch. Registration information is available at www.leebar.org. The open tournament also will feature lively games with sponsored prizes on the course, mulligans, 50/50s, a silent auction, a raffle, and one special live auction item. Last year, one lucky player won an evening with Sheriff Mike Scott and his wife Krista that included rides in a chauffeured BearCat and a high-speed boat, followed by an elegant night out on the town with appetizers, dinner, drinks and desert. Sheriff Scott has agreed to donate this Undercover Mission Impossible package again this year. The tournament will take place on Fiddlesticks Wee Friendly, a championship golf course that features sparkling lakes in play on two-thirds of its holes. Fiddlesticks is located at 15391 Canongate Drive in Fort Myers. For additional information about the tournament, contact DuBois at info@ leebar.org or Ken Jones at kjones@ralaw. com. Voices For Kids Charity Golf Tournament Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


Nate Grey Becky Anderson Katie Gardenia Chuck Woods The Pink Ladies from Doc Fords perform Greased Lightning Roxanne Miller Ron Clayton Juan Baez Cheryl Duffy Phyllis Gibson Heather Harrison Jonathan Tongyai Chet Sadler Lamar Williams Cheryl Prann Nick Castillo Michael Cohn Babs Brown Marilyn ODea Karen Turner Milita Kennedy Kimball Matthews Wayne Woodring Dave Hambor Chuck Woods, Ron Clayton and Lamar Williams with judge Jeff Oths Steel Drum Band from the North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts Katie Gardenia The oyster eating contest participants line upFrom page 1BOyster Eating ContestSecond Runner-Up Katie Gardenia, The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum Most Clams Collected SanibelCaptiva Rotary Best Team Spirit Milita Kennedy, Doc Fords Sanibel First Runner-Up Heather Harrison, Bank of the Islands Best Dressed Wayne Woodring, The Bait Box First Runner-Up Katie Gardenia, The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum. Freda Willis Clay Miller from NBC-2 and Matt AsenISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 201216B 17B ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 2012


ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 201218B Will Power Columnist: Crai 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 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My teenage daughter seems to be having a hard time coping with all the peer pressure at her school. What are some things I can do to help her cope with this type of pressure? Courtney R., Fort Myers Courtney, Coping with peer pressure is difficult and support from parents can make all the difference in the world for teenagers. It is important to note that peer pressure is both negative and positive. Positive peer pressure is often overlooked but it does exist and can be described as an influence to do what is right. Some examples of this are studying, volunteering, befriending someone and joining school activities or extracurricular activities. Negative peer pressure, the type which most of us are more familiar, is often dangerous, and is typically directed against school rules, home rules and personal values. Common examples of it are skipping school, refusing to do school work, vandalizing the community, smoking, drinking, bullying, disrespecting authority and engaging in other risky behaviors. Some traits that may put a teenager at a higher risk for giving in to peer pressure include low self-esteem, lack of confidence, uncertainty about ones place within a given peer group, no personal interests, isolation from peers and/or family, lack of direction in life, depression, eating disorders and poor academic performance. To help your teenager cope with peer pressure, you can teach them how to respond to the situation with a variety of questions or comments. Teens can be coached to ask such questions as: Why should we do this? Whose idea is this? Other comments that help cope with peer pressure include teens naming the harmful behavior being proposed as stupid or wrong and simply saying that to the group. Teach teens to evaluate and state the consequences to the harmful behavior and make comments such as there would be big trouble if they were caught or that they might get grounded if caught. Two other important coping skills for teens include having them suggest an alternative activity for the negative one or simply to leave the situation. Learning how to use these scripts is not automatic. Parents need to rehearse and rollplay these types of situations with their children so their teens have a chance to practice the responses and feel comfortable doing so. Parents should help children learn decision-making skills and allow them many opportunities to be in charge of making decisions. When kids have some experience with making good decisions it increases their self-esteem and selfconfidence, which is a big part of what they need to cope with the intense social pressures of the teen-age years. As a parent, you can teach and model for them basic problem solving steps and skills that will clearly help them to make good decisions. A great site for help with this is http://susan-carney.suite101.com/ problem-solving-skills-for-teens-a19758. 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. Insurance Tip Auto Safetyby Marge MeekRecently I attended a class that was eye opening. Both subjects had to do with auto safety and how things work. First, through videos and examples, it is obvious that installing a front replacement windshield has more to do with safety than just a new piece of glass. That front window also can keep the roof from totally collapsing on your head and when six inches or so of extra protection might result, it can help save your life. The proper installation of that windshield involves the installer not touching the edge of the glass with his hands, where the dirt/oil on his hands could prevent a good seal. Then a primer needs to be applied around the edge of the glass followed by high quality glue. Glue has to set up, so if the installer says you can drive the car right away, check his credentials. This glass installation is so important that there is an organization named Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standards (AGRSS) Council Inc. at www.safewindshields. com. Companies that subscribe to it make a written commitment to adhere to the standards and are subject to audit. If a glass replacement company doesnt belong to this group, it doesnt mean that the company wont do a great job, but Im now a believer that you must watch and understand what a company is doing when the new glass is installed. Remember, your insurance company pays for the new front windshield in Florida; however, the claim does appear on your auto record. The other eye opener had to do with air bags and how they work. They arent a terribly sophisticated piece of equipment. After watching one explode, I hope Im never in an accident that sets them off. The loud pop, almost like a gunshot, has often had peoples ears ringing for days. The air bag deflated seconds after it was released and the chemical dust that is the residue can burn the skin. Air bags do give you a credit on your car insurance. Marge Meek is a local SanibelCaptiva insurance agent, who can be reached at mmeek@rosierinsurance. com. Superior InteriorsWhat Is Your Living Rooms Style? by Cindy MalszyckiYour living room, like your lifestyle, is uniquely personal. And because this room is often the room you share with others, it is very important that it reflect your own likes and dislikes. Its true that every room in your home is unique to you and your family, and each of these rooms have their own starting point for decorating ideas. For instance, the living room is often the room where youre able to showcase special pieces that reflect important times in your life. Perhaps an heirloom armoire or handmade artwork. Pieces such as this will help set this room apart and give it a special distinctive character. And even on a limited budget, you can use ingenuity and imagination to create a room that reflects your own style especially when you avail yourself of the talent of a professional decorator to make your living room design ideas become reality. Cindy Malszycki is an interior decorator on Sanibel. She can be reached at cindy@decden.net. 100% Pure Sanibel Island T-Shirt Sales Support Island ConservationPfeifer Realty Group has launched their 100% Pure Sanibel Island community support campaign with their signature edition of this collectable Sanibel Island T-shirt. A $10 donation from the sale of each shirt goes to the island organization of the buyers choice. This years 2012 donation recipients include CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife), Ding Darling Wildlife Society, FISH (Friends in Service Here) of Sanibel, SCCF (Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation), The Community House, Sanibel Historical Museum & Village, Sanibel Sea School, Sanibel Trails In Motion and START (Solutions to Avoid Red Tide). Were excited to provide a functional and creative way for island visitors and residents to support many local non-profit organizations that strive to keep Sanibel a paradise community, said Eric Pfeifer, broker of Pfeifer Realty Group. These garment washed 100 percent cotton T-shirts can be found at Pfeifer Realty Groups Sanibel office on Periwinkle Way. For more information on this donation campaign, visit www.PureSanibel.com. 100% Pure Sanibel Island T-shirt Design


19B ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 2012 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. As many of you head to your northern residence for the summer, I thought that Id leave you with an interesting story and a word of caution. Several years ago, I assisted a client to become a Florida resident and along with that we updated his estate plan. He was thrilled to avoid state income taxes and future state death taxes from his northern state of residence, where he continued to own a fishing cabin. Shortly after finishing his estate plan, he headed north to his lake front cabin for the summer. Sadly, he never made it back to Florida, as he suffered a heart attack and died. While assisting his family to administer the estate and trust, we received a claim from the northern states department of revenue for state death taxes. I anticipated a claim for taxes associated with the value of his cabin. Even if you are a Florida resident, if you own real property in a northern state that imposes a state death tax, there might be tax on the value of that property. Much to our surprise, however, the state death tax imposed was calculated on his entire estate, including his investments and other assets. I objected to the amount of the tax, writing a letter to the states department of revenue, explaining that the man had declared Florida residency. I showed evidence indicating that he took all of the necessary steps, including spending more time in Florida, registering to vote in Florida, declaring his Florida house as his primary homestead residence, getting a Florida drivers license and updating his estate planning documents to Florida law. The response from the northern state department of revenue rolled off my fax machine. (This was back in the day when faxes were popular and everything wasnt attached to e-mails.) What they sent to me was a local fishing license that my client purchased at the general store near his lake residence a few weeks before his death. There were two boxes to check. The first box said In-State Resident with a fee of $15 and the other box said Non-Resident with a fee of $25. The In-State Resident box had been checked and there was what appeared to be my clients signature on the appropriate line of the license. That $10 savings resulted in the northern state declaring him an in-state resident for tax purposes. They imposed state income taxes as well as death taxes on his estate. I argued that by checking the In-State Resident box, my client hadnt declared his residency to the northern state, but instead obviously felt that since he owned a residence in that state (and presumably paid property taxes there), he would think that he would be entitled to pay the lower fishing license fee. In other words, In-State Resident doesnt necessarily mean primary residence it could refer to a secondary residence. The state department of revenue, obviously hungry for money, stuck to its guns. We consulted local counsel, continuing to negotiate the matter. Eventually the family decided to settle paying less than half of the original amount of tax levied. But to fight further and try to get the tax eliminated would have required hiring litigation counsel in that state, which would have been very expensive. So the $10 savings on the fishing license cost the estate thousands of dollars. The moral of the story is to be careful if you are a dual resident. Make sure that you dont do anything that might give your other state reason to tax you or your estate. A good example of this is your estate planning documents themselves. Sometimes, clients will ask me to forward documents to them while they are up north for signing. I usually believe that this is a bad idea. Aside from the fact that the witness and notary seals will show the northern state (rather than Florida) as the place that the documents were signed, sometimes they are not even signed properly and in accordance with Florida law. The self proof clause at the end of the document requires, for example, that the witnesses sign in the presence of the testator (the person signing the will or trust) and that the testator sign in their presence. There is a definite order to the signing. If the formal legal requirements arent met, then there is the chance that the document isnt signed correctly resulting in problems later. So as you head up north to escape the hot and humid Florida summer be careful what and how you sign things. And enjoy the fishing. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Will PowerThe Most Expensive Fishing License Everby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the Difference To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 201220B 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 End of Season Clearance End of Season Clearance Take an additional Take an additional $250 OFF $250 OFF the purchase the purchase of any of any Aquacal Super Quiet Series Pool Heater Aquacal Super Quiet Series Pool Heater purchased between 4/15/12 5/15/12 purchased between 4/15/12 5/15/12www.bannerpoolservice.com FL Lic. #CPC1457804 FL Lic. #CPC1457804STORE HOURS: M-F 9-4 SAT 10-1 SERVICE: MON-SAT 8-5 Stop by our store in Anchor Point 1633 Periwinkle Way Cherish Gala, Auction To Benefit The ImaginariumThe 7th annual Cherish Gala 2012 Event & Auction fundraiser will be a festive place to be this Saturday, April 28 at 7 p.m. at the Imaginarium Science Center. Back by popular demand, the Cherish Gala returns to the Imaginarium, which is currently hosting Treasure!, a special exhibition that thousands of visitors have plundered. Many treasures will be uncovered for gala attendees, setting the stage for a lively evening including the unveiling and dedication of the new outdoor courtyard sponsored by the Lipman Family Foundation. The evening will feature food and drinks, music and an auction with spectacular items including brightly colored hand-painted chairs and stools. Accompanying those art pieces will be auction packages and special experiences that are as unique as the decorated items. Vacation packages up for bidding include a New York City shopping experience, Celine Dion concert package and Washington, DC family tour package all with airfare and hotels included. One of the highlights will be the live auction featuring a custom-built Florida Gator Cushman Scooter. Due to licensing restrictions, this is a one-ofa-kind item. The proceeds benefit the Imaginariums education programs. To view and bid on the bike, visit www.i-sci.org/cherish. The deadline to place a bid is April 27. Revelers can sample tasty treats and funky beats as they peruse items that have been transformed from plain wooden furniture and objects into must-have pieces. In some cases, artists have really stretched their creativity by crafting their own artwork from scratch. Were excited to have the gala event back at the Imaginarium Science Center so that our sponsors and donors can see the changes and upgrades that are taking place and where their contributions are making a difference, said Britt Gravley, president of the Imaginarium. It will also be a great opportunity to showcase the Treasure! exhibit and see the new outdoor courtyard. The Cherish Gala 2012 Event & Auction is the annual signature fundraiser for the Imaginarium Science Center and proceeds from the evening support the educational exhibits and programs at the Imaginarium. In an economy that has seen some struggles in recent years, this event gives individual community members a way to come together and have a huge impact. Seventy five dollars for a full night of fun with food and drinks included, that also benefits such a community treasure, is a nice value and serves a great cause. Combined with the bids on one-of-a-kind art pieces and auction packages, the funds raised will go a long way to improve the museums interactive exhibits and add new educational experiences, said Matt Johnson, Imaginarium director. Local artists donate their time and talents to create more than 20 distinctive pieces. The board pairs each piece of artwork with donations that range from jewelry and resort weekends to celebrity autographed memorabilia. Sponsors include Forget Family Trust, Estero Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center, Wells Fargo, BB&T, 31 Gifts, Kushner & Kushner, Rider Insurance, Grace and Shelleys Cupcakes, and the Hilliker family. Tickets are $75 per person and may be purchased at www.i-sci.org/cherish or by calling 321-7409. The Womens Legacy Fund of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation will hold its fifth annual spring luncheon on Friday, May 18 from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Olde Hickory Country Club for contributors to the fund and women who are interested in making a difference in their community. The luncheon will include an update on the impact WLF funding recently had on the issue of homelessness in our community. A cornerstone of the WLF is contributors taking an active and engaged role in choosing their annual grant focus area each year. At the spring luncheon, contributors will also be choosing the next focus area fromthe issues of human trafficking awareness, bullying prevention and intervention or children experiencing homelessness. The newest WLF Angels will also be announced during the event. The Angel honorary designation is for mothers, sisters, aunts, daughters, grandchildren, friends and other loved ones, either living or deceased, who have had a special impact on the lives of those around them. WLF members can make the special women in their lives a WLF Angel with a minimum contribution of $1,000 in their name. In just five years of existence, the WLF has been able to provide $60,000 in grants to benefit people and communities in Southwest Florida. The Womens Legacy Fund is a fund of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, created to enable women in Southwest Florida to direct their giving in focused, strategic ways. The funds mission is to improve the quality of life in Southwest Florida through a womans perspective. The event is open to the public. Olde Hickory Country Club is located at 14670 Olde Hickory Boulevard in Fort Myers. The cost is $32 per person and reservations are required by May 11. To register, visit www.floridacommunity.com or call 274-5900. Southwest Florida Community Foundation Announces Womens Legacy Fund Spring Luncheon


21B ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 2012 Proceeds From Captiva Tri To Benefit ChildrenCommunity Cooperative Ministries, Inc. has been selected as the benefitting nonprofit for the second annual Galloway Captiva Triathlon, which will be held on September 15 and 16 at South Seas Island Resort. A portion of the proceeds raised at the event will go towards supporting CCMIs School Backpack Program, providing emergency food more than 2,000 local children each school year. The program helps reduce child hunger and improves health and academic outcomes providing support for children and families in need. The latest numbers show that approximately 85 percent of all children in Lee County Schools are now eligible for free or reduced lunch, said Tracey Galloway, CEO of CCMI. In the hardest hit areas, as many as 98 percent of children attending school are on free or reduced lunch. Most of these children are going without any food from the time they leave school on Friday until they return on Monday, as well as during school holidays. Last year, the Captiva Tri raised $6,500 for CCMI. According to race organizers, this years event will also include the opportunity for participants to donate directly to the backpack program and participate in team fundraising for CCMI. We are so pleased to be working with CCMI again, said certified race director Kate Gooderham. They are a wonderful organization that does such fantastic and needed work in our community and we are excited to be expanding our fundraising efforts for them as a part of this years event. We are always looking for new ways to partner with community groups and special events to spread our mission of being innovators in the fight against hunger and homelessness, said Galloway. Experts agree that good nutrition during childhood is critical to a childs ability to learn. Our backpack program supports that goal by addressing one of roadblocks of positive educational outcomes, child hunger. The Galloway Captiva Triathlon at South Seas Island Resort is a weekend family, fun and fitness event comprised of two childrens triathlons on September 15 (ages 6 to 9: 100-yard swim, 1.5mile bike, 0.5-mile run; ages 10 to 13: 200-yard swim, 3-mile bike, 1-mile run) and an adult sprint length triathlon on September 16 (swim 400 yards, bike 10 miles, run 3.1 miles). All events will take place on Captiva Island. CCMI serves Fort Myers and the greater Lee County area, including Bonita Springs, Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres. CCMI works in partnership with United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades, Harry Chapin Food Bank and various community foundations as well as collaborating with fellow community and service groups including The School District of Lee County and numerous churches, businesses and community support organizations. 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Owners of the freight containers receive 13.5% guarnteed annual rent payments Guaranteed annual income provides secured, high yield income opportunities for clients who want to earn money in the rail freight business without the vast management experience. Management is provided by one of the most reputed and well known companies in North America in the leasing of intermodal rail containers. D&B Platinum Rating Income Guaranteed and return of purchase price at the end of the lease term is Guaranteed. Lease terms 3yr-7yr-10yr. Your choice. Call for details. 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 Contact Frank, at American Synergy Capital (800)588-4143 Email: info@americansynergycapital.com www.americansynergycapital.com 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, Sunday was always a fun day for us. We enjoyed going to church services and then going out for a nice brunch. All this has changed and it is irritating to go to service and you feel that you are sitting in the middle of a day care. The young parents allowing their children to scream and holler, with no regard for the others all around them. They wear their jeans or cutoffs and look as if they are ready to clean their basements. Do others complain about these problems, or is it just us? Dora Dear Dora, Most people it seems who go to church are no longer dressed in their Sunday best. That was a long and distant era. What you wear is no longer important and most of the clergy do not seem to care either. The churches are so happy to see people in the congregation that they would never say a word of criticism. This all seems to be a part of modern times. Lizzie Dear Dora, My generation enjoys casual, comfortable clothing. There is nothing wrong with children being in church with theircontinued on page 22B


ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 201222B deaRPharmacistNatural Relief For Lupus Availableby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I have Lupus, and Ive been on medicine for 22 years. My symptoms are not well controlled and I have lost ability to live life due to all the daily complications. Please offer advice to help me regain quality of life, while I am still breathing on this Earth. JS, Dayton, Ohio Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), or lupus, currently affects an estimated 1.5 million Americans and 90 percent of those afflicted are women. Lupus is an autoimmune disease, meaning the bodys immune system attacks itself. There are a few types of Lupus, and the whole body or systemic type is the most common. Symptoms can vary tremendously and include a butterfly-shaped rash on the face, headaches, fatigue, swollen joints, iron deficiency anemia, sun-sensitivity, hair loss and fingers that get so cold they could turn white (Raynauds phenomenon). Physicians manage symptoms with corticosteroids like prednisone or hydrocortisone, immunosuppressants, acetaminophen or ibuprofen and various ointments. First, consider vitamin D. Its an immune modulator so it helps keep your system in balance. Take supplements until your serum D levels climb above 50 ng/dl, ideally get them between 70 and 80. Supplements of vitamin D are sold nationwide, and a typical dosage is 2,000 to 5,000 IU each day, but you may need more in the beginning to get those serum levels up. Probiotics are another immune modulator, and extremely important for people with autoimmune conditions. In addition, ask your physician about the following herbs which can help manage Lupus symptoms: Pau D Arco This South American herb can be taken as a supplement or tea. It has anti-inflammatory properties, so helpful for joint pain. Its also a powerful anti-bacterial and anti-viral. Reishi Mushroom Medicinal mushrooms have been used for eons and boost immune function by warding off bacteria and viruses, and boost activity of natural killer cells. Reishi can be taken as a supplement or hot water extract. It may also lower blood pressure. Red Clover This wild plant contains beneficial isoflavones which aid in skin inflammations and improving circulation. Red clover is also a source of many nutrients including calcium, chromium, magnesium, niacin, potassium and vitamin C. It helps with detoxification. Burdock Used for centuries as a powerful detoxifier, Burdock can be applied topically to skin inflammation. This herb also improves digestion when taken orally (as a tea or tincture) and is shown to have anti-inflammatory effects. Stinging Nettle Known botanically as Uritica dioica, this offers major immuneboosting benefits and is great for painful joints. Being mineral-rich, it can help anemia, and you can take a tincture, oral supplement or herbal tea. I know all these remedies seem useful and as tempted as you are, please remember, herbs are plant-derived medications (and have side-effects) so ask your practitioner which is right for you. Finally, eat a well-balanced diet and pass on the martinis alcohol consumption can lead to increased inflammation, which aggravates all the symptoms. 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. Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: I am constantly struggling with my weight and I average about 20 pounds more than I should. I am an emotional eater that includes taking in bad foods and I would like some suggestions on how to handle this issue.A: You are not alone. Many people struggle with weight and, at any given time, more than 80 million people are on a diet. There are so many weightloss gimmicks that you have to be so careful and aware of what is out there. You mention the emotional aspects of eating. Psychological eating is so prevalent mainly because there is so much stress and tension in our culture. Many of us eat unconsciously (reach out for something outside of us for comfort) and get that temporary fix, but we are not even physically hungry. It is important that you increase your awareness as to what you are eating and the best way to do that is to write it down. Keep a food journal and begin counting your calories. When you have the emotional urge to eat, ask yourself what it is that you are needing and replace the emotional feeding with a walk, a big glass of water, or healthy snacks such as vegetables or fruit. It also could be beneficial for you to talk with a nutritionist or counselor to get on a program for a healthy lifestyle change. Diets only lead to a vicious cycle of weight loss and gain. Weigh yourself daily and continue to expand your awareness of taking in appropriate foods only when you are physically hungry. Dr. Clancy is a licensed mental health therapist, certified hypnotherapist, life coach, author and public speaker. You may e-mail Dr. Connie at connie@drconstance.com. From page 21BMom And Meparents as they probably spend so much time in day care, that this is an opportunity to be together. But if things get out of hand, I think that one parent should take the child out in respect of the others in the congregation and the clergy involved. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces e-mail address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Indispensable Advice from Dr. Dave Get your copy of Dr. Daves Book at Sanibel Island Books and Gifts,1571 Periwinkle Way 472-5223


23B ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 2012 Dr. DaveCurcumin A Safe Dietary Supplementby Dr. Dave HepburnDoctor, Id like to know if any of these supplements are interfering with the prescription you gave me for my foot fungus. Whats the problem, Bloggins? Well, Ive noticed my left pancreas is itchy and my hair is sluggish. Exactly what supplements are you taking? Not sure, so I brought them with me. At this time, I often hear a loud beeping sound as if a large delivery truck were backing up whereupon I glance outside to observe a large delivery truck backing up. Out tumbles the prize products of infomercials, National Enquirer ads and so-called health shows (the ones that exhibit every health expert... with the exception of actual health experts.) Here they are. Lets see. As Bloggins begins stacking bottles upon plastic bottles of virgin beaver tooth extract and beta609 isoelbowanoids, I note a preponderance of items beginning with G like ginseng, gingko, grapeseed, assorted green thingamajigs and giblets of Gary Gilmour. As Bloggins proudly looks over his small pharmacy of assorted supplements, I soon learn that he has no idea what they are actually for. By the way, do you take any supplements, doctor? I do. What? he asks, eager to add whatever I might suggest to his little armada of bottles. Well, on a daily basis I take a Snickers pill. But when the moon is exactly one-third full, I take a couple of Mr. Bigs particularly if I feel my serum transfats are getting a little low. I actually do take supplements. My constant perusal of the Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine and Womens Weekly Digest has convinced me to take curcumin, and salmon oil. I need supplements to make up for the paucity of these essential nutrients at the grocery store I usually shop at, the HersheySnickers Market. As I have previously expounded voluminously on the benefits of salmon (for previous articles please contact the Pulitzer archives and mention my name repeatedly), I turn my attention now to curcumin, as many of you do if someone has just ingested a bowl of curry before invading your private space. Curcumin is a component of the tumeric spice that gives curry its brilliant colour and pungency. My mother once made hot curried chicken when I was 6 and Im convinced that the part that I didnt toss to the regretful dog is still eating away at my olfactory glands. Curcumin has previously been touted to increase our brainpower, improve our vision and give us happier prostates, apparently for good reasons. It has excellent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antiamyloid properties. It is these nasty amyloids that are constantly being implicated in Alzheimers disease. India has significantly less Alzheimers than North America, to say nothing of a cancer rate 10 times lower and a statistically significant lower number of Alanis Morrisette fans. Could curcumin be the reason they are so much healthier, per se? It is currently being tested in multiple studies as a chemotherapeutic or chemopreventative agent because of its positive effects against cancer growth and spread. It is being studied in large prestigious cancer centers for its antioxidant properties and is now being looked at for specific cancer prevention and even treatment, including the dangerous melanomas (moles gone wild). In one study, it caused melanoma cells to actually self-destruct. Curcumin is very safe and tolerable in that ingesting bushels of this stuff appears to cause no toxicity whatsoever, unless on a first date. As more and more disease processes appear to depend on inflammation to wreak their havoc on our brains, arteries and joints, curcumin offers us a safe and effective anti-inflammatory agent. Thanks for the info, doc. Youve convinced me. Ill go pick up gurgumin right away. Like the column? Youll LOVE the book the Doctor is In(sane), available at Sanibel Island Books & Gifts. Contact Dr. Dave or read more at www. wisequacks.org. 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. 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Call today Rich 239-472-5147 NS 4/27 CC 5/4 2007 JEEP WRNAGLER SAHARA 4 X 421,500 miles Mint condition Navigation, Automatic Transmission A/C, all extras $19,000 262-391-3246NS 4/27 LJ 5/18


REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE VACATION RENTAL COMMERCIAL SPACE ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 201229B READ ISLAND SUN ONLINE: IslandSunNews.comclick on Read the Sun 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 NS 10/28 BM TFN VISIT:SanibelOpenHouses.com Pfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL2394720004SANIBELOPEN HOUSES POSTED DAILYFOR 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 239-209-1869 RR 4/6 CC 4/27 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 $15,000. Unit 159. Call 727-207-5787 RR 4/27 CC 4/70 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 4/20 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 $59,000. 440-427-1573RR 4/6 CC 4/27 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 Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277S 10/9 B TFN LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RR 3/23 CC 5/11 CHARMING 1920s COTTAGEPerfect store, of ce, restaurant, gallery, located within walking distance of trendy River District Ample Parking. 239-898-1194. $1,200 per month plus utilitiesRR 4/13 CC 4/13 RENT A PRIVATE SANIBEL LIFESTYLE!The only private house on one acre avail on Sanibel located off the Sanctuary. Compl rehab 2/br/2ba/stor/lg scrnd porch/ beaut views. Nr bch/no smking/sm pts OK. Annual: $1,950 incl utls excpt wat/elec. sanibelislandhouse@gmail.com.NR 4/20 CC 4/20 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 MOBILE HOME FT. MYERS, FL CENTURY 21, 55+ COMMUNITY 2 Brs. 1 bath, 2 sunrooms, attached garage w/d laundry room. Close to beaches and shopping. MUST SELL, $18,000 owner 239-898-5694 NS 4/27 CC 4/27 ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED IMMEDIATELYProfessional island family needs 3 bedroom upscale house on Sanibel: furnished or unfurnished for long-term rental 239-565-0966NS 4/27 CC 5/18 RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311NS 3/30 BM TFN 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 ANNUAL SANIBEL RENTALUnfurn. 2 bed, 1 bath cottage home centrally located. W/D. Yard service incld. Storage. Central air, new carpet. Nonsmoking. $1,100/month First, last and security dep. req. Call Mark 239-472-8854RS 4/27 CC 4/27 RENTALFor RentFurnished, Sanibel canalfront 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhome with easy beach access, updated kitchen, new sundeck, and boat dock at the back door. Pool and tennis included. Please, no smoking or pets. Available monthly May-December. Call 216-752-1767 between 9am and 7pm.NS 4/27 CC 5/18 FOUR BEDROOM DUNES This Large UF Executive home offers a cul-de-sac road, overlooks lake to golf course, garage + covered parking. Rarely available 4 BR/3 BA. $2,300/mo. SALT WATER BASIN What a beautiful waterfront view from the large screened porch of this piling 2 bedroom/2 bath Island waterfront home. Private dock & boat lift. Available F or UF. $1,800/Mo. GULF FRONT COMPLEX This 2 bedroom/2 bath updated condo is available UF. Includes all appliances. Site offers the beach, large Pool and tennis courts. No Pets. $1,800/Mo. ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBEL472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/OwnerServing The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975 NS 4/27 BM 5/11 GLENN CARRETTAS FEATURED PROPERTIESwww.Tidewaterlane.com $1,495,000 www.PerfectLake.com $899,000 www.1314IsabelDr.com $2,194,000 www.1141Paper g.com $1,594,000 www.TeamSanibel.com $1,037,000 www.SanibelCompassPoint.com $1,095,000 www.Sunsetsouth1b.com $549,000 Check out The Carretta Report for all the Island real estate sales & info! NR 4/27 BM 4/27 www.TeamSanibel.com GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION 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 4/27 CC 4/27 MOVING SALESaturday Only, April 28, 8AM Fort Myers Beach, 5245 William Drive Lots of Furniture, Lamps, Pictures, Kitchen plates, glasses, accessories and much moreNS 4/27 LJ 4/27 HOME FOR RENTWest Gulf Dr.Furnished home, Private Beach access directly across the street 3 BR, 2 bath, 2,000 sq ft. Ceilings are 24 high with an open oor plan. rst level two car garage. Second,living area with a LR,DR,Kit.2 BR and a bath. 2 sets of french doors lead out to a screened in lanai. 3rd level, Lrg reading loft, Master Suite with another screened in lanai off of it that overlooks the horizon of the Gulf of Mexico.239-910-6430 $2,200 no pool, pet considered NS 4/27 LJ 5/4


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 27, 201230B They call my Chevy Chase. If you would like a good looking, active companion, Im your guy. Id be great company for you if you like to take walks and spend time outdoors. I love to go on walks at the shelter with the staff but it sure would be great to have my own home and belong to a family. My adoption fee is $35 during Animal Services Famous Felines and Celebrity Canines Adoption Promotion Im Katy Perry, a cute girl with a beautiful shiny black coat and a spunky personality. Im inquisitive, affectionate, and playful, and Id love, love, love to be your best friend. My adoption fee is $25 during the Famous Felines and Celebrity Canines Adoption Promotion. For information about this weeks pets, call 5337387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Katy Perry ID#: 516841 Chevy Chase ID#: 532012 photos by squaredogphoto.com




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 6190 HENDERSON RD.With almost 380 feet of unobstructed waterfront this property is as unique as they come. This is a corner property with bayou on the front and canal on the side, new wood seawall and dock and direct boating access..Near the Sanctuary golf course and Captiva. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has been recently renovated. Wake up every morning with the dolphins, manatee and otters that use Dinkins Bayou as their playground and end every day with unsurpassed sunsets. Offered for $1,399,000 Contact Lorretta Geiger 239/980-2298 EXCLUSIVE RIVERFRONT ESTATE IN ST. CHARLES HARBOURCasual elegance describes this 5 bedroom, 6.5 bath home that offers 200 of unobstructed river views. One of the best floor plans youll find, giving you wonderful views from almost every room. Gourmet kitchen, Butlers pantry, 2 laundry rooms, fireplace and so much more. Very spacious pool area with outdoor kitchen plus private fishing pier, 4 car plus garage. Includes a 34 slip in the central marina. Large property allows you to enjoy tremendous privacy. Contact Nancy Finch 239/822-7825. BEAUTIFUL BUILDERS PERSONAL CUSTOM HOMEWaterfront, designed with only the finest appointments, includes gourmet kitchen, family room fireplace, custom shelving, detailed woodwork and ceiling work throughout. Outdoor kitchen with magnificent pool area. Boat lift, garage holds up to 10 cars. Superb workmanship, MUST SEE! Offered for $1,995,000. Contact Ralph Galietti 239/8265897 or Cathy Galietti 239/826-5807. MAGNIFICENT GULF FRONT HOME WITH PANORAMIC VIEWSAbsolutely gorgeous Gulf Front home with expansive views. Enjoy magnificent sunsets from the vanishing edge raised pool, surrounded by lush tropical vegetation. Only the finest amenities used in this home with gourmet kitchen, wine room, Travertine flooring, granite, extensive molding work, oak flooring, private elevator, detailed beamed ceilings, fireplace, paver stones, outdoor kitchen with additional fireplace, pass thru pantry and many more extras. This home is truly exceptional and must be seen. Offered for $5,995,000. Contact Ralph Galietti 239/826-5897 or Cathy Galietti 239/826 -5807. SANDPEBBLE 4EPeaceful living at its finest in this top floor condo at Sandpebble. Sandpebble has been called one of the friendliest places on the Island as the complex offers a large deck overlooking the Sanibel river, which is where you will find residents and renters sharing sunset cocktails together. This unit offers electric hurricane shutters, new a/c unit, an extra closet in the master bedroom, open kitchen, extra pantry in kitchen, recently remodeled bathroom with new tile and shower door and more! Sandpebble offers a community pool, tennis courts, elevators, bike path, and a happy atmosphere to live in! This smaller, quiet complex would be a great investment or vacation home! Offered for $369,000. Contact Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 or Connie Walters Ms Listr 239/841-4540 UPENDI A SPECIAL PLACE IN YOUR HEARTA clever blend of style, modern elements of a picturesque property privately nestled amidst stunning established pygmy palms & matured grounds. Nature takes centre stage upon entering the expansive supremely crafted front double doors opening to capture the dramatic setting of the awe inspiring great room with immense double story windows boasting undeniable spectacular views of white sandy beach & pristine waters. No expense spared in this three level 5 bedroom 4-1/2 bath residence; bright, airy & spacious, luxury kitchen, private theatre,6 vehicle garage,elevator. Offered for $4,950,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suraez 239/872-1632. VACANT LOT EAST ENDSANIBELAppreciate being in touch with your native surroundings and only one parcel away from beach frontgage. This is an opportunity to purchase an undeveloped site on Sanibel Island. Explore the potential of building with a short walk to the Gulf of Mexico at this truly exceptional location. This impressive private lot is sculptured with palm trees and more native vegetation. BUILDING PLANS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AND IN CONFORMANCE WITH CITYS BUILDBACK STANDARDS. STATE PERMIT RECEIVED. Offered for $475,000 Contact LeAne Taylor Suraez 239/872-1632. CROWN COLONYGated living at its finest!!! This 3/2/2 is located in the highly desirable Crown Colony gated community. Home features 18 inch tile throughout, granite surfaces, crown molding, stainless steel appliances, custom lighting, brick pavers, lush-tropical landscaping, high ceilings, luxurious master bathroom with soaker tub and MUCH MORE!! This home is in tip top condition and is move in ready. Offered for $369,900. Contact Connie Walters Ms Listr at 239/841-4540 or Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 COCO BAY3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2,153 sq. ft. home in Coco Bay. Huge outdoor lanai and pool area allows you to make the most of the outhwest Florida lifestyle. Open floor plan featuring tropical design. Great private community close to Sanibel & Fort Myers Beach. Kitchen features granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, wood cabinets and a wine cooler. Off-Season reciprocal with Kelly Greens grants owner use of golf course and dining facilities. Offered for $389,000. Contact Bob Berning 239-699-9597 or Ken Colter 239/851-1357. SHADOW WOOD PRESERVEGorgeous 4/3 home. Former model with upgrades galore, still shows like a model. House is situated on one of the premier lots in Shadow Wood Preserve and has beautiful decator finishes. Kitchen and baths have granite decator tile, upgraded hardware, solid doors, stainless appliances, pantry. Pool area has Spa, outdoor kitchen, beautiful pavers, outdoor shower and magnificent golf course, lake and preserve views. Home has it all. A must see and is priced to sell at $795,000. Contact Ralph or Cathy Galietti 239/826-5807 or 239/826-5807 PUNTA RASSA 405A location that enhances paradise. A truly idyllic setting with the everchanging magnificence of the sunsets and Sanibel Island in the distance. Offered for $299,000 Contact Marinane Stewart 239/560-6420. 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 1975 VACANT RESIDENTIAL BUILDING LOTSNaples -Royal Palm Golf Estates home sites located on water/golf course at beginning of cul-de-sac. Bank Owned. Offered for $34,900 Naples-Pine Ridge Over 1 acre building site. Bank Owned. Offered for $279,900. Contact Kelly 239/634-7629ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 201232B