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MAY SUNRISE/SUNSET: 6:48 8:02 6:48 8:03 6:47 8:03 6:46 8:04 6:46 8:04 6:45 8:05 6:44 8:05 VOL. 19, NO. 45 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA MAY 4, 2012 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FT MYERS, FL PERMIT #5718 Postal Customer ECRWSS A ASECTION Walker Guest House Is Named States Top Residential Structureby Anne MitchellThe modest Walker Guest House on Sanibel has been named the top residential structure in Florida. Local architect Joyce Owens told the city council on Tuesday that the 60-yearold house received the most public votes in a statewide competition in which over 2.5 million votes were cast. In addition to getting the top peoples vote, the Walker house came in at number 3 in a vote by architects. An online competition was launched in March marking the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 100th anniversary. Five buildings were nominated in Southwest Florida. The owner of the house, Elaine Walker, was not there for the presentation by the Florida AIA. Her friends Carla Murray, a Sanibel resident, and City Manager Judie Zimomra received plaques on her behalf. Walker has asked that the plaques go to the architect, Paul Rudolph. Measuring just 24 feet by 24 feet, the house is a small uncomplicated dwelling designed by the internationally renowned Rudolph. Hinged plywood panels, closed continued on page 6 The Walker Guest House on Sanibel Sanibel School Mathletes Win BigAfter months of practicing, a team of Sanibel School 5th graders placed third out of 23 Lee County schools in the first ever district-wide math competition. In addition to this team win, student Jake Mann won fourth in the individual round. According to Sharon Vandeventer, coordinator of elementary mathematics, the competition was created to foster a love of mathematics. Held at the Lee County Public Education Center, the event consisted of three parts: team problem solving, individual, and the 24-Game. The scores from the three rounds were added together to create a total team score. Sponsored by 5th grade math and science teacher Mary Beth Clauss, The Sanibel School team consisted of Jacob Lemmon (team captain), Jake Mann, Alexander Goss, Hannah Carroll and Dahlia Dry. Additional members of the team that did not compete include Meagan Brown, Christina Reim and Carson Towle. Jake Mann, Dahlia Dry, Jacob Lemmon, Mary Beth Clauss, Hannah Carroll and Alexander Goss Ding Darling Brings Back Family ProgramsSchool is almost out, but the learning goes on all summer long, June 4 through August 15 at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. Free, fun programs designed especially for families mean kids absorb educational enrichment without even realizing they are learning. With support from the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS), the refuge is offering five free education programs this year. No pre-registration is necessary. Natural Wonders, held every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 1 p.m. What continued on page 22 The JN Ding Darling NWR and Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum team up for Family Beach Walks on Thursday mornings BIG ARTS Hosts Summer Arts CampSummer Arts Camp at BIG ARTS is an excellent way for children to get creative and keep engaged during the summer break from school. BIG ARTS is now accepting camper enrollments for its weekly sessions beginning in June. Camp runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., beginning on June 4 and running through July 27.continued on page 11 Jacob Lopez and Gunner Philbert at BIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp in 2011
3 ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 2012Community Panel Meets May 8The Captiva Community Panel will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 8, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Alphabet/Carrot Cone Room in Chadwicks Square at South Seas Island Resort. This meeting is open to all interested islanders and the public. Among the agenda items: Status report on the Captiva Land Development Code Review. Laika/Wightman Lane neighborhood request. Captiva Erosion Prevention District update. Captiva Hurricane Preparedness & Response Committee update. Other matters, as necessary. Public participation is invited and encouraged. The next Captiva Community Panel meetings will be held on June 12 and July 10. Information and background documents are available online at www.captivacommunitypanel.com. County Approves Blind Pass Dredging At its May 1 meeting, the Lee County Commission voted unanimously to approve the necessary change orders to allow the proposed dredging of Blind Pass to proceed, including the necessary excavation, engineering and monitoring contract changes. A timetable for the project to move forward will likely become clearer in the next few weeks. Thanks to all the engaged Captivans and Sanibelians who took the time to pass on their feelings about this project to the various county commissioners. Such involvement always makes a difference, and here will help keep the waters flowing. CEPD To Meet May 9 The next monthly meeting of the Captiva Erosion Prevention District will be held on Wednesday, May 9 beginning at noon in the Wakefield Room at Tween Waters Inn. The public is invited to attend. Hurricane Seminar May 10 Join members of the Captiva Hurricane Preparation & 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. The seminar will be held in the Auger Room at South Seas Island Resort. Participants will learn about Captivas Structural Safety Inspection (SSI) team, a group of volunteers responsible for conducting damage analyses on Captiva in the event of a severe tropical storm. For more information, call the Captiva Memorial Library at 533-4890. Turtle Nesting Season Tips 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. Help sea turtles get safely to the water. From May 1 through October 31, between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m., please follow these guidelines: 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. Financial Assistance Available For Summer Day Camp At 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 first grade through eighth 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 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Sanibel Fish House, 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 www.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 3139591. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 20124 Twilight Talk Draws Laughs And Applausesubmitted by Emilie Alfino, Manager Sanibel Historical Museum and VillageThe packed house at another sold out Twilight Talk at the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village applauded as speakers Jim Jordan, Sanibel planning director; and his cousin Oscar Gavin, owner of Gavin Plumbing, walked into the Old Schoolhouse through the back door and sat at the teachers desk. Jordan and Gavin were back for the second time in the Twilight Talk series and sold out both times. In fact, all of this years talks at the village have been sell outs. They say you should always start with a joke, but Jordan and Gavin kept them coming, making for an enjoyable, as well as informative, hour. One good thing about telling stories is you can make them up as you go, Jordan quipped before turning over the floor to Gavin, who said he hoped audience members would be able to take away something that would help them understand the history of Sanibel and what things were like back in the days when we didnt have so many rules and regulations. We were very poor and we had to eat anything that moved too slow now theyre protected and we have to go to Winn-Dixie, Gavin said. But you have to learn to deal with change. The men addressed some of the prejudices that made life harder for blacks everywhere but said they experienced most of that kind of behavior not on Sanibel, but in Fort Myers. A long time ago, things werent the way they should have been and it became a hardship for blacks on the island, but in a limited way, Gavin explained. Citizens of Sanibel were civil and knew how to treat people with love. Thats one of the things that kept us on Sanibel. Jordans family arrived on Sanibel from Georgia in the 1920s. My father was born on Sanibel. I think they came for the opportunities that were here. I never recall anyone in my family saying they got here and didnt fall in love with Sanibel. Jordan arrived on the island in the 1950s from Cleveland. We lived with no indoor plumbing in a three-room building, and there was no mosquito control, Jordan remembered of Sanibel in those days. I remember my first time being introduced to an outhouse. We were not accustomed to that and had issues with using that facility. Still, Jordan related fond memories of growing up on the island. We collected shells a lot and made a few extra dollars selling them. We went to the beach, we went fishing, he said. People not only had to be self-reliant but also reliant upon each other. People were very resourceful and related to each other. And it was perhaps the highest praise of all when Jordan said, No matter where Ive been in life, I always wanted to come back to Sanibel. There was no school for black children on the island until the 1940s. Then up until 1964, black children went off-island to a black school in Dunbar. Jim Crow and racism were rampant in the south at that time. Black people couldnt be downtown after 6 p.m. all the way up until the late 1960s, Jordan said to gasps from the crowded schoolhouse. Sanibel was a sort of sanctuary, a little bit insulated from the rest of the world; still, you dont really see diversity on Sanibel, Jordan continued. Then, laughing, he said about going to school in Fort Myers, Every kid should get his lunch money stolen at least once; it builds character. It happened to me, but I had 20 cousins behind me, so it never happened again. Answering a question from the audience about how people dealt with alligators back then, Jordan replied, Im sure there were more alligators than people then, but we didnt have a problem with alligators because we ate them, they City Planning Director Jim Jordan and his cousin Oscar Gavin, owner of Gavin Plumbing, entertaining and informing the full house at the historical villages last Twilight Talk of the season Tahitian Gardens, Sanibel 239-395-5353www.SynergySportswear.com 19th Annual Sam Baileys Islands Night Wednesday, May 16th Lee County Sports Complex Ft. Myers Miracle vs. Charlotte Stone Crabs Gates Open at 5:30 PM Pre-Game Parade & Ceremony Start at 6:15 PM Game to followSponsors Wanted Call Baileys 472-1516*** Business And Individuals Welcome ***All Proceeds Go To Help Local Charities BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island
5 ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 2012didnt eat us. With that, Jordan turned the stage over to his cousin Oscar. We lived in an old shack on Sanibel-Captiva Road when I was five years old, around 1956, Gavin said. It leaked when it rained. There were a lot of holes in the house and we werent the only ones living in the house, either; we had lots of critters. We did not have a living room, it was just another room. And we were so ashamed to have any friends from school come over. What we had to do was socialize with our own relatives. We had to live in deplorable conditions, but we are proof that if you have someone who cares for you and can be a role model, especially in those conditions, good things can happen, said Gavin. But never did we think we would be addressing a crowd of all white people! Gavin claimed there was no crime on Sanibel until the causeway. In a sense, he said, we were in jail already, on an island surrounded by water! It was the same with kids running away from home. Where were they going to go? Im proud to still be on Sanibel. This school building here is proof that a mind properly trained and taught can do a lot of things, Gavin concluded. Jordan agreed. Your limitations do not always limit you. Quite a few families came and went but my family chose to stay here. My mom fell in love with Sanibel before she fell in love with my dad, Jordan chuckled. We, too, lived in a shack with no electricity, no running water, and no plumbing. But I always felt we were all rich and didnt know it. I never felt disadvantaged. We had full bellies every night and people who loved us. The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village plans to increase the number and frequency of Twilight Talks next season and all promise to be as interesting and informative as this years. This is a great time to become a member, as members get into the Twilight Talks free of charge; tickets normally cost $5 per person. A single membership to the museum costs $25, and a family membership costs $50; other levels are also available. Call 472-4648 for more information. The Sanibel Historical Museum and 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 moved 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 a year. The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS) and there is handicap access to all buildings. Summer hours, which are now in effect, are Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults (18 and over). Members and children are free. For more information, call 472-4648 during business hours. Ride Of Silence Returns May 16The 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 may 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. 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. Optimist Club Scholarship AvailableThe Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club is offering a four-year college scholarship of $1,250 per year to one successful applicant. The applicant must be a recent graduate from a high school in Lee County and apply to the Optimists according to the procedure spelled out in the three forms on the web site: www.sancapoptimist.org. Attention to detail, supporting information, a personal statement of objectives, and personal recommendations presented in a straightforward manner are important to the Optimists committee for final selection. The cut-off for receiving applications is June 27. The award is expected to be announced by July 11. The Sanibel-Captiva Optimists will again sponsor the popular 4th of July Road Rally. Details will be announced shortly. Officers Elected For Sanibel Historical Museum & VillageOfficers were elected at last weeks board meeting of the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village. Re-elected to one-year terms were President Alex Werner, Treasurer Bill Bachman and Secretary Jan Halliday. Elected for the first time, also to a one-year term, was Vice President Dorothy Donaldson. The remaining board members are Nancy McNeill, Gayle Pence, Deborah Staley, Paula Newton (manager of the gift shop) and Karl Rodman. The museum switched to summer hours on May 2, when it will be open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The Sanibel Historical Museum & Village is a non-profit organization formed with the mission to preserve, protect, share and celebrate Sanibels history. It is located at 950 Dunlop Road, next to BIG ARTS. Adult admission is $5, with people under age 18 admitted 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. 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelHours: Mon. Sat. 10am -5pm www.threecraftyladies.comMake It & Take It Bead Bracelet Every Thursday $4.00Under New Ownership! 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ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 20128 Center 4 Life ProgramsSanibel Fit 4 Life is the motto at the Center 4 Life. All ages are welcome. Island Seniors, Inc. members can buy coupon booklets from the City of Sanibel at the Center 4 Life, 2401 Library Way, or at the Sanibel Recreation Center. Booklets of 12 coupons are $42, or get three coupons for $10.50. Members of the Sanibel Recreation Center need only to show their photo membership card. Happy to Be Fit for Life 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. Supervisor Of Elections To Speak At CaucusSharon Harrington, the Lee County Supervisor of Elections and candidate for re-election, will be the guest speaker at the Sanibel-Captiva Republican Caucus on Saturday, May 5. The meeting, open to the public, will begin at 10 a.m. at the Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Road, in Meeting Room #4. Ms. Harrington has been with the Lee County Elections Office since 1989 and, on the retirement of her predecessor, was appointed to the supervisors position in January of 2004 by Governor Jeb Bush. She has since been elected to the position in 2004 and unopposed for reelection in 2008. Call Robb Moran at 472-9035 for more information or if you would like to join the Sanibel-Captiva Republican Caucus. Lee Republican Womens ClubThe Lee Republican Womens Club (Chartered) will hold a luncheon meeting at the Crowne Plaza Inn, 13051 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers, on Tuesday, May 8. Social hour/registration will begin at 11:30 a.m., with the lunch/program starting at noon. Featured speakers will be Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto and Representative Trudi Williams, candidates for Florida Senate District 27. For more information and reservations, call 574-2571. Dont Leave Sanibel Without OneThese new bumper stickers have green color to emphasize that almost 70% of Sanibel is conservation lands and a whimsical heart to signify our island lifestyle. The peel-off back has information about Sanibel that you may not know.They are available at: Baileys General Store Jerrys Foods MacIntosh Books Sanibel Recreation Center Suncatchers Dream Tuttles Sea Shell Shop IS Island Graphics of Sanibel LLC, 2011 Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road239.395.1464 Sanibel Island If you love a good bargain, discover the best kept secret on Sanibel the Cricket Shop. Youll nd deep discounts on brand new womens clothing swimwear, sportswear, dresses, skirts, tops and pants, shoes, hats and jewelry. New items are brought in regularly from Marco Island so check in often. Some sizes are limited. Come on in, have some fun and take home a bundle of high-quality fashions at unbelievable prices. Tell a friend. e Cricket Shop is in Anchor Point Plaza (next to Bank of the Islands, across from Heart of the Island)239-395-0393 Open 5 days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Sunday and ursdayShare your community news with us. 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9 ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 2012 From page 6Council Considers Changesthat states open meetings laws which would mean giving advance notice of meetings and having them open to the public. Another was that appointments to the CHR board be made by the council. Congress said the city has supported CHR to the tune of about $14 million since 1987. I dont think there is a question about our support of this program, he said. The Sanibel Plan calls for the city to help achieve a diverse population on the island. Congress also said although the last five years have been rocky due to several factors including the economy, board turmoil and executive director turnover, he was happy to report that CHR is on the right path today and he is proud of the board. However, that board will not always be in place. Lets look at it from the standpoint that if everybody were gone, how would we want it to run? Congress said. Are we crossing the threshold by appointing the board? he wondered. Consensus seemed to be to have council ratify rather than appoint the board. Regarding the Sunshine Law, Councilman Marty Harrity said at its inception, CHR was set up as a separate entity from the city to make it easier to obtain grants. But nobody is giving away money any more. All these rules have changed with the economy, said Harrity, who wondered whether observing the Sunshine Law and getting more direction from city hall would eliminate their independent status. Congress said hed like to see more transparency and to have meetings posted. Another question was whether CHR should have its own offices rather than share in the overcrowded Center4Life building, which is due for renovations. I am not looking to micromanage this, commented Mayor Kevin Ruane. Congress said he would take the comments and make a presentation at CHRs mid-May board meeting and will report the feedback at councils June 5 meeting. A new five-year contract is scheduled to be approved by council in August and in effect on October 1. This is about not ever going where we were before, he concluded. Employee HonoredJohn Sherwood, police records coordinator, was named city employee of the quarter. He was recognized Tuesday at the Sanibel City Council meeting by Mayor Kevin Ruane. Denham Wants Regional Help On Water Qualityby Anne MitchellSanibel Vice Mayor Mick Denham on Tuesday further outlined to the city council his plan to mount a professional public relations campaign and to pursue legislative changes that would allow local governments the authority to prevent harmful contaminants going into our water. His request for council approval of the plan brought promised help from the public. Resident Larkin Hammond volunteered her assistance, saying PR should be the first step because many people in Southwest Florida are not aware of the impact of contaminated water. It affects the environment and therefore harms tourism, business and real estate. If I didnt come to these meetings, I wouldnt know. It is a perfect opportunity in an election year, she added. Mike Gillespie agreed, saying there would be lots of volunteers in the community to offer their expertise, including himself. You could empanel a Sanibel task force, he said. Denham stressed that efforts should come from the region, not just Sanibel, and he feels he can get some other municipalities on board to lobby elected representatives as well as contribute to the cost of a PR campaign. A two-year professional PR campaign could cost $100,000 to $200,000, he explained. The legislature has tried for five years to prevent us from protecting ourselves. I want to change that, Denham said. I want to go on the offensive. We need to go after these folks. He said part of the problem is fertilizer leaching into Lake Okeechobee and then flowing down the Caloosahatchee River, generating algae and other problems at different times. Septic systems are also polluting the river and estuary. He and Mayor Kevin Ruane will seek support from the mainland boards on which they serve, such as the Florida League of Cities, the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council and Lee County Commission. For legislators, the message needs to be simple and short, said Councilman Jim Jennings. Denham said he would prepare an elevator speech that says what it is and why we are doing it and will make sure each council member has a copy. Barbara Joy Cooley, president of Committee of the Islands, thanked Denham for his leadership on the issue and added, It is important we have a united front. 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
ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 201210 Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellThe Sanibel-Captiva Rotary club wants to thank Jim Young, senior VP and senior portfolio manager of the Sanibel-Captiva Trust Company for stepping up to be our guest speaker last Friday morning. Our scheduled speaker had to cancel with very little notice and our speaker committee had to scramble to find a replacement. They found an outstanding speaker in Young. Young stepped up to the podium carrying one of those white styrofoam coffee cups, placed it up on the podium and asked, Are you a person who looks into a cup filled half way and sees it as half empty or half full? Now, that maybe an indicator of how you assess financial investment opportunities. Of course, all investors should look at the current investment environment. Young laid it out. There are definite concerns, the U.S. election uncertainty, the Eurozones potential financial crisis, Chinas economic growth, global recessions, U.S. muddled down by unemployment and oil prices, just to name a few. But he says, you have to look past the present and toward what will drive the economic forces in the future. We now live in a global economy within a global context. Young used the scenario of the Tour de France bike race and the Peloton Model; each rider in formation, making slight adjustments in response to the riders around him; the yellow shirted leader can change on a daily basis. In recent years the world economy has experienced an unsettled positioning of economic leaders, each day bringing new concerns to the world financial markets. The economic leaders of the world economy are dependent on many factors and although the U.S. has seemingly faltered in some financial sectors, the future shows promise for the return of the U.S. as the leader of the pack. Our government made important economic corrections in 2008/2009 and prevented a financial depression in this country and in the last six to eight months have seen markets become more self-sustaining; banks have been strengthened, corporations and U.S. based multi-national companies have strong balance sheets with large cash reserves. Both the Democrats and Republicans are talking about greasing the wheels for businesses to start reinvesting in America again. Young believes America will take the lead once again as the economic leader of the world.He talks of our country being on the forefront of a third industrial revolution, a revolution led in many ways by technology. He mentioned 3D copying; digital manufacturing technology that will allow mass processing and manufacturing at much lower cost. The digitization of manufacturing will transform the way goods are made and we will see jobs returning to the states that were once lost to emerging countries. Another area that has remarkable possibilities will be in the energy sector; natural gas. Domestic gas deposits underground in North Dakota, Louisiana, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Ohio are abundant. Greater use of this clean, abundant, made-in-America energy source will create U.S. jobs and boost local economies, while advancing our national security and energy independence. There are environmental concerns regarding accessing this energy source and careful and thoughtful planning can work out the problems toward Americas independence from outside energy sources. There are investment opportunities in todays financial markets. Wealth can be created with careful investment strategies. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at Bistro At Beachview, 1100 Par View Drive. For further information regarding the Sanibel Rotary or Rotary International, call 337-1099. Jim Young S Spa S Spa Facials Natural Nails Pedicures Facials Natural Nails PedicuresBaileys Center 2439 Periwinkle Way 239-233-7061 Mothers Day Gift Certi cates Available Mothers Day Gift Certi cates Available 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
11 ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 2012 Twice The Fun! Long time Sanibel residents John and Debbie Friedlund are pleased to announce the arrival of their twin grandsons Bryce Patrick and Parker John, born on April 9, 2012. The boys join proud big sister Claire (2-1/2) and parents Scott and Megan Lain who reside in Fort Myers. Blessings In A Backpack Collection For FISHThe National Junior Honor Society is collecting foods for the FISH (Friends In Service Here) of Sanibel program, Blessings In A Backpack. FISH helps support families in need of assistance throughout the island community. Donating to Blessings In A Backpack is a great way to help the less fortunate on Sanibel and Captiva. Items needed include individual servings of: Apple sauce Juice boxes Macaroni and cheese Fruit cups Tuna Oatmeal Cereal Ready to eat meals, including: Soups Ravioli Top Raman noodles Snacks: Granola bars Goldfish-type snacks No sugar-type snacks The collection dates are from Monday, May 7 through Thursday, May 17. Feel free to drop off the following foods at the designated bins within each classroom or at The Sanibel School office. Contact Diane Cortese at 472-1617 or dianerc@ leeschools.net with any questions. From page 1Summer Arts Camp This years activities include acrylic painting, ceramics, dance, glass fusing, photography, puppetry, improvisational acting, music appreciation, film editing, folk art and general arts and crafts. Tuition for campers entering kindergarten through fifth grade in the fall is $130 per week. If attending three or more weeks, the cost is reduced to $115 per week. Middle and high school students have the option to attend camp solely as a student or select to participate in the fine arts apprentice program, spending half the day as a student and the other half assisting instructors of K-5 classes. Middle and high school tuition is $75 per week. In observance of Independence Day, there is no camp on Monday, July 4. Tuition is adjusted during this fifth week of camp to reflect the four-day session. Tuition assistance is available; contact BIG ARTS for an application. BIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp Sponsor Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Foundation. For further information on registration for Summer Arts Camp or to become a member, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel; call 395-0900; e-mail info@BIGARTS.org; or log on to www. BIGARTS.org. BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy & Pilates Our email address is email@example.com
ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 201212 Gift of one Trollbead* with the purchase of any three Trollbeads Receive a sterling silver bracelet with the purchase of a decorative clasp*Free bead of equal or lesser value.Mothers Day Event | MAY 3-6 SANIBEL ISLAND BOOKSHOP 1571 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 | 239-472-5223 www.sanibelbookshop.com 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 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 Churches/ TemplesANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH: 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Rev. Dr. Elias Bouboutsis Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. Fellowship Programs, Greek School, Sunday School, Bible Study www.orthodox-faith.com, 481-2099 BAT YAM-TEMPLE OF THE ISLANDS: The Reform Congregation of Bat Yam Temple of the Islands meets for Friday night services at 8 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the United Congregational Church 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Rabbi Selwyn Geller For more information 239-472-0177 or firstname.lastname@example.org CAPTIVA CHAPEL BY THE SEA: The Rev. Thomas E. Nyman November 13, 2011 thru April 22, 2012 Sunday 11 a.m., 472-1646. 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 Worship Services: Sunday 7:45 a.m. Chapel Service, and 10 a.m. Full Service, with Sunday School and Nursery Care provided. 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 5 p.m. A pot luck is held at a members home on the third Sunday of each month. For more information call 433-4901 or email email@example.com. St. Isabel Womens Guild BoardThe St. Isabel Womens Guild board for the 2012-13 season was installed at the Womens Guild Spring Luncheon, which took place at Captiva Island Yacht Club. The first meeting for the next season will be held in October. Standing from left are Karen Sartoris, membership chair; Laurie LaManna, secretary; Ann Marie Sprotte, third vice president; Wanda Malone, second vice president; Margaret Curtin, publicity chair; Meg Matlock, treasurer; and Francine Dale, first vice president. Seated from left are Brenda Segura, events chair, and Arline Ford, president Bat Yam Temple Of The Islands Gives 2012 GrantsThe Tzedakah (charity) Committee of Bat Yam Temple of the Islands announced grants totaling $10,795 to 14 organizations serving a wide variety of needs. Now in its 14th year, Bat Yam through its Tzedakah Committee has donated since its inception a total of approximately $132,985 to local, national and international causes. Among the organizations receiving assistance this year are the Harry Chapin Food Bank, FISH of Sanibel, the Indigent Fund of Jewish Federation of Lee County, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Jewish War Vets, Healthy Babies, ACT, Abused Womens Shelter, Committee for the Righteous, Planned Parenthood, The Rollason Center in Immokalee and City of Sanibel Hall of Sponsors. Also, three organizations in Israel were also granted aid. These groups provide help for children at risk, the elderly and new immigrants. Before granting assistance, the committee discusses and interviews many groups who are in need of funding, and asks potential recipients to fill out a form describing their needs and how the money will be spent. Follow up letters describing how the funds have been used are also requested. The committee seeks to balance distribution of funds between hunger assistance, social services, child care and education. There is also an attempt to balance donations among local, national and international charities. Tzedakah Committee co-chairs are Mickie Kaplan and Joan Silberman. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Email editorial copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org
(239) 466-1131 www.shellpoint.org Visit www.shellpoint.org/LES for full listings of this months events! SeriesNewOpportunitiesatShell Point The public is invited and many of these events are Shell Points Life Enrichment Series offers the opportunity to discover new things about yourself and the world you live in. Concerts, presentations, lectures, shows, special events, and more! FREE Shell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway.Shell Point is a non-profit ministry of The Christian and Mi ssionary Alliance Foundation 2012 Shell Point. All rights reserved SLS-2114-12May 8,15,22ThreeGreat Seventeenth Century Dutch MastersDorothy Dottie Magen, M.A. is back to offer three presentations to the Academy of Lifelong Learning. She examines the life and artistic contributions of these great Dutch masters. Each session costs $10. Call (239) 489-8472 to reserve your place.May 8 Session 1, Rembrandt from 2:00pm to 4:00pmMay 15 Session 2, Vermeerfrom 2:00pm to 4:00 pmMay 22 Session 3, Halsfrom 2:00pm to 4:00 pmMay 30 Your Eyes Dont Have to Act Their Ageat 3:30 pm. Dr. Michael J. Collins, board certified Ophthalmologist will speak about exciting new advances in cataract surgery, and how you can customize it to fit your lifestyle. This event is free. Call (239) 489-8472 to reserve your space. May 7The Arab Spring One Year Later from 6:45pm to 8:15pm. Professor Adrian Kerr offersan in-depth look at the History of the Middle East to help us understand what led to the uprisings in the spring of 2011, and the issues of today in this troubled region of the world. Tickets are $10. Call (239) 489-8472 to reserve your placeMay 8,16,22,&30 Discover Shell Point Tour & Presentationat 10am. Join us for a group presentation about the Lifestyle and Lifecare available at Shell Point followed by a narrated bus tour of the community. Light refreshments will be provided. Call (239)466-1131 or1-800-780-1131 to reserve your place. Play for less all summer longSummer Golf Memberships Available from May 15 to Oct.15The Shell Point Golf Club is offering a special summer membership rate to golfers interested in joining the golf club from May 15 through October 15. The cost is only $150 and includes: Reciprocal privileges 21 days advance tee times (online) 10% off merchandise (soft goods) Charge accounts Reduced cart fees For information call(239) 433-9790. May 2012 FREE FREE13 ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 2012
ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 201214 City Refinancing Debt, Saving Over $1 Millionby Anne MitchellBy refinancing $2.97 million in general obligation bonds, the City of Sanibel will save $1.21 million in interest and over $742,000 in net present value savings. Branch Banking & Trust (BB&T) will issue the refunding bond at a rate of 2.07 percent. Thats less than half the rate of the current bond, which has an average coupon rate of 4.69 percent. The refinance will shorten the maturity date from 2031 to 2022. BB&T was chosen from four applicants. The debt was incurred to purchase land on the north side of Periwinkle at Bailey Road, known as the Mariner Property. It was approved by referendum in 2001. According to a city report, this bond is third on the citys early debt retirement plan following the unfunded pension liabilities and the rec centers 2006 general obligation bonds. It lowers the debt and lowers the interest rate. Its a win, win, win, said Mayor Kevin Ruane, just prior to the unanimous council vote for approval. 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 Ketel One Vodka 1.75 ltr. $39.99 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 Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay $23.99 TANTALIZING STARTERS DAZZLING ENTREES SCRUMPTIOUS DESSERTSHAPPY HOUR HAPPY HOUR : : 1/2 Price on all liquor, beer and wine by the glass Plus NEW Bar Menu $4.99 appetizers (bar only)12984 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers 239.433.4449 239.433.4449 TRY OUR EVERYDAY EARLY BIRD 2 ENTREES FOR $20.00 4pm-5:30pmWith the purchase of two beverages (enjoy Happy Hour with this offer) not valid on holidays. DINNER DINNER DAILY DAILY bb bb MAKE YOUR MAKE YOUR MOTHERS DAY MOTHERS DAY BRUNCH BRUNCH RESERVATIONS! RESERVATIONS! LCEC Schedule For Maintenance To Electric Facilities On San-Cap RoadLee County Electric Cooperative (LCEC) will be conducting scheduled maintenance on electric facilities on Sanibel-Captiva Road now through the week of August 27. Depending on weather, construction will take place Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning at the LCEC Substation and continuing to Rabbit Road. Traffic along the route will be limited to single lane closures of short sections at a time. Motorists are advised to drive with caution and heed all signage and traffic controllers. The maintenance is part of a 10-year plan to ensure the Lee County Electric Cooperatives infrastructure remains stable for customers on the island. For additional information, contact LCEC directly at 656-2300. Bobcat Tales Offered Twice In MayThere is a bobcat that calls every inch of Sanibel and Captiva home. Many female bobcats now have kits that they are trying to feed and teach to hunt. Come to the SCCF Nature Center and learn more about these shy felines that live so peacefully amongst us. The Bobcat Tales program begins at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 9 and Wednesday, May 30 at the SCCF Nature Center, 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Cost is $5 per adult, with SCCF members and children admitted free. Following the program, take a guided walk on the trails to the Sanibel River or visit the butterfly house. Call 472-2329 or visit www.sccf.org for more information. Store hours: Mon. Sat. 10am-6pm Located at: 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Suite 9 239-472-4499 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 Lifestyle Bobcat on Sanibel seen after Hurricane Charley
15 ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 2012 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 Girls Scouts Help Neighbors In NeedFISH (Friends In Service Here) of Sanibel President Bill Fellows made a special stop at the Girl Scout meeting on Saturday, April 21 at Sanibel Congregational Church. The girls, who ranged in ages from 2nd to 8th grade, were interested in learning more about the organization and its mission in helping the community. The girls donated eight cases (48 boxes) of their cookies to benefit FISH, and even collected some donations. They have been very generous to FISH over the years, providing their time, talent and support and we sincerely appreciate their interest and enthusiasm in helping us help our neighbors, Bill Fellows. I was delighted to be invited as their guest. 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. FISH President, Bill Fellows, talks about his organization to the Girl Scouts FISH President Bill Fellows accepts Girl Scouts cookies for the FISH Food Pantry 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; email@example.com. Please note on emails: Class of 2012. Photos will be returned upon request. 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 DERBY DAY $6 Burgers & Quesadillasbefore 5PM Mon-Fri (Dine in only)Longshot Specials!If 'TAKE CHARGE INDY" wins...free drinks for all! and if "I'LL HAVE ANOTHER" comes in the money... another round for everyone! 13 Dinners for $13.before 5:30 PM 7 days atMINT JULEPS!BEST HAT PRIZE! DERBY RAFFLE!Festivities start at 4PMSat. May 5 "Would You Buy A Used Horse From This Man?"(Don't worry, he knows more about fresh fish than horses!")
ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 201216 SCCF Monitors As Sea Turtles Begin Nesting Season EarlySea turtle nesting season officially started on May 1, but the turtles began nesting early this year April 20 on Captiva and April 25 on Sanibel. This year marks the 20th year that the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation has been monitoring sea turtles on Sanibel and Captiva Islands. All sea turtle species are protected under the U.S. Endangered Species Act and are either threatened or endangered. As nesting season gets under way on the islands, please keep the following in mind to provide a safe beach for nesting and hatching. Shield or turn off lights near the beach Take all beach furniture, tents and umbrellas off the beach with you Fill any holes you dig Pick up trash on the beach, especially plastic Honor the leash law Do not approach or disturb nesting turtles Never take a flash photo of a sea turtle Limit your use of flashlights on the beach at night For more information on the sea turtles that nest and hatch on our beaches, visit the SCCF Nature Center for our next Turtle Tracks education program on Thursday, May 17 at 10 a.m. The first sea turtle nest of the season on Sanibel was found on April 25. Captivas first nest was found on April 20 Gino Casseri of Warsaw, New York found a junonia on the beach at Gulfside City Park while staying in Fort Myers on April 24. Gino said of his lucky find that it was his first time at this beach. Shell Found Kathy and Gino Casseri 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" 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 Courtneyson Sanibel 1231 Middle Gulf Drive472-4646 MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS TODAY! Say... Say... I Love You Mom. I Love You Mom. With... With... Dinner at Courtneys OPEN 4 to 8 pmMake your reservations early.
17 ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 2012 $3. 3. 99 99CrystalDrinking Water24 pack Open the hours you want 6am-10pm everyday Open the hours you want 6am-10pm everyday Friendly Faces, Helpful Friendly Faces, Helpful Personalized Service Personalized Service (239)472-9300 (239)472-9300 Located at Periwinkle & Casa Ybel Located at Periwinkle & Casa Ybel 1700 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 1700 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL JerrysFoods.com JerrysFoods.com Experience Taste! Ad Effective May 4 May 10 Ad Effective May 4 May 10 Shrimp Platters Shrimp Platters $ $ 19. 19. 99 99 30 30 ct. ct. Mothers Day Mothers Day Bouquet Bouquet $ $ 9. 9. 99 99 Santa Santa Cristina Cristina Reg. Reg. $ $ 11. 11. 99 99 SAVE SAVE $ $ 2. 2. 00 00 SALE SALE $ $ 9. 9. 99 99 750 ml 750 ml Breakfast 7 a.m. 10 a.m.$895Brunch 10 a.m. 3 p.m.$1395Mothers Day Buffet CROW Case Of The Week: American Alligatorby Patricia MolloyCrocodilians are pretty tough, said Jordan Donini, CROWs resident reptile expert. They are, after all, dinosaurs, so theyre doing something right. The tale of the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensi) is quite a dramatic one. It is a rare success story: once an endangered animal threatened by loss of habitat and hunted for fashion accessories, alligators are thriving due to the conservation efforts by the very same species who once threatened it. On April 19, an injured alligator was found on the Florida Gulf Coast University campus during an on-going population study at the university, which was built within a wetland. It was found near the universitys pool in a small back flow area, likely the victim of an attack by an older, more territorial alligator (possibly the five-foot subject found close by). His wounds are minor and will all heal, but the one on his hind leg is down to the joint which is causing him to not use his leg normally, stated Dr. Heather Barron. While only two feet long, it took three adult wildlife specialists and a lot of surgical tape to contain the strong, muscular crocodilian for treatment. Its wounds were flushed and the reptile was given a number of essential medications to stave off infection and pain: the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory Meloxicam, the opiod Buprenex, systemic antibiotics to inhibit the growth of bacteria and topical antibiotic ointments. One of its legs was wrapped to reduce edema, or swelling. Like all reptiles, alligators are ectothermic, more commonly referred to as cold-blooded. After initial treatment, the patient was taken to quiet cage in the clinic to relax and bask under the warmth of a heat lamp. CROWs staff will continue to treat the young alligators injuries while carefully monitoring his mobility. If his hind leg remains immobile, Dr. Heather will order additional radiographic testing to better assess the problem. Right now were dry docking him because of the leg wound and were not sure if it goes into the joint, said Aundria West. Once its wounds have healed, it will be moved to an outdoor enclosure in the back of CROWs property where it can swim in a pool and bask in the sun. Once it has made a full recovery, patient #0994 will be returned to FGCU where he will be part of the schools American alligator population study. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from the Gulf coast of Florida. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit www.crowclinic. org. Jordan Donini, assistant wildlife rehabilitator, and Aundria West, intern DVM, assisting Dr. Heather Barron Alligators are unable to regulate their body temperature and must bask
ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 201218 Early Season Tarpon Skunk Finally Overby Capt. Matt MitchellLast weeks cold front and heavy rains caused our tarpon to disappear in the sound and along the beaches for five to six days. Early in the week, I had water temperature readings on my sonar of 69 degrees, which is just not warm enough for tarpon fishing. Add to that the nasty stirred up water from the wind and rain and even spotting let alone catching a tarpon was next to impossible. As temperatures slowly crept back up to that magic 78-degree mark and the coffee colored water in the sound began to clear, tarpon gradually started to appear thoughout the sound and along the beaches again. Though not in the numbers they were before the front, it will not take long before they really flood into our area as the forecast high temperatures this week are right around 90 degrees. Tarpon fishing with Belinda Burke and Dave White from Indianapolis on Saturday, I had pretty low expectations when heading out about getting a tarpon. The previous day I had seen only a few in the sound and decided to try my luck on the beach side. My plan was to cover a lot of water and not even fish until we saw fish, no matter what. The night prior I had several phone reports from other captains about good numbers of fish off Sanibel in the Knapps Point area. Even though this area can hold lots of tarpon, its far from my favorite place to target them as its such a large area and a long ride from most of my favorite bay spots to tarpon fish. Early season tarpon stage up here and even though you often find huge pods of fish out at Knapps, mostly they do not eat. Heading out from the dock that morning, southeast winds made for less than perfect conditions out at Knapps. We spotted a few rolling and free-jumping fish out in the 20to 25-foot depth range within a few minutes of arriving. After a few drifts without a hook-up, the tarpon all but vanished as the wind picked up some. Sticking to the plan, I made the run north, working our way up along the north end of Sanibel and to the Captiva beaches as I searched for rolling fish. Blind Pass to Redfish Pass held only a couple of single rolling tarpon so I headed inside Redfish Pass and up towards Captiva Pass on the bayside of the islands. I had seen some fish here the previous day and had a mark on the GPS to use as a starting point. As we approached the waypoint, before I could even get anchored and the baits out, we saw a free-jumping tarpon. There were not that many fish moving around us but seeing a fish or two every 20 to 30 minutes was enough to keep my interest. After about an hour it seemed most of the fish we were spotting seemed a hundred or so yards west of where we were anchored so we crept in a little and re-anchored. After about 10 minutes, one of the cut bait rods got hit. We scrambled to clear the other rods as the fish made a long slow run. For a while I really thought we had a shark hooked up. Once the fish made a full circle of the boat it must have realized it was hooked and made two quick jumps, letting us know we finally had the real deal hooked up. Moving quickly to the stern of the boat I untied and pitched the anchor buoy. After a few screaming runs the fish started to make its way towards the busy intercoastal waterway. Lifting the trolling motor out, I started my outboard and stayed as close to the fish as possible as it made its way through the weekend boat traffic. About a half hour in, Burke had handed the rod off to White and the big tarpon started jumping again. With every jump, blood showered from the angry tarpons gills. I was convinced this fish was gut-hooked with the circle hook and thats why it had taken so long to start jumping. After about an hour and many times around the boat, the tarpon finally gave up. I pulled half its body out of the water, putting its head up on the gunwhale so we could remove the hook. The circle hook had perfect placement right in the hinge of the jaw and easily pulled out. I revived the fish for a few minutes before it swam off. It was great to see the fish had not swallowed the circle hook, but was so fired up and shaking its head so hard blood had showered from its gills. After jumping and losing 10 early season tarpon, it sure did feel great to get it done and get that tarpon skunk out of my new boat. I think I was as happy as Belinda and Dave landing their first tarpon on their first tarpon trip to get that monkey off my back. Good job guys! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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19 ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 2012 Rich Strunc of Sanibel caught this nice pair of redfish in Tarpon Bay on April 26. According to Strunc, the wind was mild, the day sunny and the shrimp lively. Fish Caught JC Lundquist of Kansas City caught this nice redfish in Estero Bay while out with Captain Rob Modys on April 20. According to the angler, Good wind and an incoming tide the day before our big windstorm were prevailing conditions. Fish Caught 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 Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Send your editorial copy to:email@example.com
ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 201220 Sanibel Fishing Club MeetingOn Tuesday, May 8, the Sanibel Island Fishing Club will be holding its monthly meeting. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the north room of The Community House, located at 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. The featured speaker will begin his presentation at 7 p.m. sharp. There is no admission charge for the event and the angling public (especially tarpon anglers) is cordially invited to attend. This months featured speaker is the clubs very own Kevin Vertesch. He will be giving an in-depth presentation on the dos and donts of tarpon fishing. His talk will cover topics such as his favorite baits, rods, reels, hooks and all the techniques he uses to catch the elusive silver kings. He will also discuss where the best locations are to find these fish, from inshore spots off of Picnic Island to Knapps Point, where the tarpon are most plentiful. With the upcoming Doc Fords first annual tarpon tournament just around the corner, this presentation offers local tarpon hunters a rare opportunity to learn angling techniques from an experienced fisherman who knows how to catch, and safely release, these magnificent game fish. After his presentation, Vertesch will be on hand to answer any questions from the audience regarding tarpon hunting. If youve ever wanted to catch a tarpon, this is the program to attend. The Sanibel Island Fishing Club meets monthly through season and sponsors several group outings as well as lending support for various fishing related charities and organizations such as START, Lee Reefs and the Sanibel Sea School. For information about joining the club, contact Rol Campbell at 472-8994 or attend the next meeting. To learn more, view catch photos or explore a fish recipe section, go to www.sanibelslandfishingclub.com. Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival Receives KudosThe Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival has been selected as one of the Southeast Tourism Societys Top 20 Events for 2012. The annual canoe and kayak festival this year will happen Novermber 1-4 with a hub at the Sanibel Causeway. New this year is a signature non-profit partner, CROW Clinic for Rehabilitation of Wildlife Inc. The Atlanta-based non-profit Southeast Tourism Society represents 12 states and annually recognizes events that reflect its mission of creating economic development through travel and sustainable tourism. The award is significant because the Top 20 Events receive extensive exposure in print, broadcast and online media in the United States and Canada in more than 800 outlets. This is the third consecutive year the Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival was awarded Top 20 Event status. Since 2006, the popular Southwest Florida event has offered seminars, guided trips, demonstrations, races, a photo contest, a fishing tournament and social events to an eager audience of kayakers. This years festival will include onwater instruction, stand-up paddleboard activities and a Canoe & Kayak film festival. The festival will also offer a race to commemorate Lee Countys 125th anniversary. Involvement in the Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival offers CROW the opportunity to join forces with Lee County and to help improve awareness about our local wildlife and its natural habitat, said John Schubert, president of the Sanibel-based CROW non-profit board. The festival serves to highlight public parks and archeological sites as well as resorts, restaurants and campgrounds along the Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail, a 190-mile marked-and-meandering saltwater trail that spans the coast and inland rivers along beaches. The festival is coordinated by Lee County Parks & Recreation, which reported attendance for the 2011 festival from 20 states, Canada and Great Britain. Festival details are available at www.CalusaBluewayPaddlingFestival. com. For trail information, visit www. CalusaBlueway.com. National Trails Day At Matanzas Pass PreserveLee County Parks & Recreation, along with the Friends of Matanzas Pass Preserve, invite everyone the 2nd annual American Hiking Societys National Trails Day at Matanzas Pass Preserve on Saturday, May 12. Sponsored by the Red Coconut RV Resort, this free event is open to all ages and everyone that enjoys the outdoors. It takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and was created to promote healthful lifestyles and community involvement in the care and maintenance of the trails, parks and preserves. The days activities will include guided walks with master naturalists, de-stress and ethnobotany sessions workshop, health and wellness vendors, a geocaching scavenger hunt, wildlife display and nature activities. Chef Dan Andre from the Mango Street Inn will be grilling up his famous jerk chicken to help raise funds for the Preserve. From the end of Sky Bridge at the north end of Estero Island/ Fort Myers Beach, drive approximately 1.1 miles south to Bay Street and turn left at the Library. Follow this street until it dead ends into the parking lot beside the Historic Cottage. The entrance to the Preserve is immediately in front of you. Parking is free but limited in space, so arriving early is suggested. 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ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 201222 Program On Local Waters At SCCFWhether it is shelling, fishing, boating, birding or just enjoying the view of the water, tides and currents affect most of our lives daily. If you have wondered why the islands sometimes have just one tide a day, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) has a program that may be of interest to you. Its called Tides, Currents and the Florida Shelf. If you have wondered why you can see sea grasses when the tide chart says it is high tide, you may be interested in this program. Have you ever swam out into the gulf and slowly found yourself drifting south? Have you walked Bowmans Beach and found the sand to be different? Have Captivans wondered where all their sand has gone? And then, in a third set of wonderments, people have asked, What is the Florida Shelf? Why is it important to Sanibel and Captiva? Stop by SCCFs Nature Center Friday, May 11 at 10 a.m. and find out. This is an introduction to how water behaves as the earth spins, the moon orbits and the winds blow. Members and children 17 and under are free. The program is $5 for non-members. Admissions are used to support the work of SCCF in preserving coastal habitat and aquatic resources around these islands. An old aerial photo of Blind PassFrom page 1Ding Family Programsmakes a bird a bird? Why is a manatee called a sea cow? Is it a crocodile or alligator? Find the answers to these questions and more as you join a naturalist in exploring the refuges unique ecosystem. Geared for adults and children, this 30-minute program meets in the Education Center Lab. Reading at the Refuge, held every Monday and Friday at 11 a.m. Attendees of each 45-minute reading and crafts session will receive a free Nature Journal (one per child) in which to record their impressions of their refuge visit and future nature encounters. Meet in the Education Lab. Indigo Trail Hike, held every Tuesday at 10 a.m. Join refuge naturalists as they lead a one-hour tour identifying and discussing the ecosystems plants, animals, birds and reptiles. Fun for adults and children alike. Bring water and bug spray. Meet at the flagpole in front of the Education Center. Refuge Caravan Tour, held every Wednesday and Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Ride along on a car caravan tour of the refuges Wildlife Drive. This 90-minute tour highlights the natural wonders of the unique mangrove ecosystem and the wildlife that call it home. Meet at the flagpole in front of the Education Center. Family Beach Walk, held every Thursday at 9 a.m. Back by popular demand and in partnership with the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, the program convenes at Gulfside City Park for a one-hour exploration of the refuges gulf-front Perry Tract. (City parking fees apply.) For more information on the refuge summer programs, call 472-1100 or visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org. Corner of Periwinkle & Tarpon Bay Rd. in the Baileys Plaza GEORGE & WENDYS SEAFOOD GRILLEEARLY BIRD SPECIAL THIS WEEK:KENTUCKY DERBY Cinco De Mayospecials & celebrations&Join us all weekend for free appetizer with purchase of 2 entrees, if seated before 6pm Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Menu, Sunday Brunch, Game Room, & Outdoor Seating(239) 395 -1263 for reservations or take-out & ce l e b ra ti ons 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
23 ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 2012 Birds Eye ViewOspreys Getting Into Troubleby Mark Bird WestallI said last week that if nothing came up, I would continue writing about the Sanibel River. But it seems like there is always something exciting happening on Sanibel concerning wildlife. When I was intensively monitoring Sanibels osprey population (1978 to 1989), there were many times I would get calls concerning osprey chicks fledging too soon and ending up on the ground or, Why are these dang birds nesting on my chimney? Why dont they nest in the mangroves of the Refuge? Isnt that where theyd rather be? To answer the questions about the attraction ospreys have for chimneys as opposed to the mangrove forest, I would try to get people to look at the mangrove forest from the perspective of the ospreys. Normally, it is difficult for ospreys to find a suitable nesting tree standing taller than the surrounding canopy and yet strong enough to support a heavy osprey nest. Most years, there just are not a lot of suitable nesting trees available. However, ever since Hurricane Charley, there are lots of potential nesting sites. Therefore, there are many new osprey nests that can be seen from the Wildlife Drive. But as people began building larger and larger homes that reached above the surrounding forest canopy, the ospreys said, Wow, look at the new artificial nesting structure those people put on the top of their house for us to use! How very nice of them. The solution to the chimney problem is to stop making our chimneys so attractive to the ospreys. Many times the contractor puts an aluminum frame on the top of the chimney that is a perfect place for a nest. If you do not want them there, dont invite them there in the first place. A smooth aluminum roof over the top of the chimney shaped like a tent, steeple or pioneer wagon usually will suffice. But sometimes, humans just dont get it. You would be amazed how many times over the years I had to climb up onto a steep, slippery roof to remove a trapped osprey that got its talons caught in the small-mesh hardware cloth someone attached to the top of their chimney. Last week, I had a new experience with chicks leaving the nest a little soon and getting into trouble with a chimney. I got a call from an island resident who told me that two chicks from a nearby nest had gotten inside her chimney and couldnt get out. The parents were feeding them, but she was afraid they would never be able to leave and would end up starving to death. Now I must admit when I first received the call, I had my doubts whether we were really dealing with a rescue situation. I could possibly envision one osprey chick taking its first flight and clumsily landing on the edge of a chimney and slipping and falling into a chimney... but two? That seemed to me to be taking the idea of a younger sibling following its older brother or sister everywhere a little bit too far. But then the owner sent me a picture and it all made sense. The aluminum frame was an approximately three-foot by five-foot rectangle, with a four-inch opening all around the bottom and sloping in at the top to an opening of only three feet by 10 inches. I could see how a hapless, uncoordinated chick might take its first flight from a nearby nest, land on top of the slippery aluminum frame, fall into the chimney and not be able to fly out of the unintended trap. It worked very much like a fish trap does. When I arrived at the house, both parents were sitting on the chimney one with a fish and it became clear how both chicks ended up in the trap. The stronger chick made its first flight and got trapped. The parents heard it begging to be fed and went to the chimney with food. And the other chick seeing its parents feeding its brother or sister somewhere else decided to get in on the action and became trapped also. It only took a few minutes for me to remove the chicks using a bungee cord and a temporary wooden cover over the chimney and put the chicks back up on the chimney. The older chick almost immediately flew back over towards the natural nest, and within an hour everyone was back in the natural nest, being fed by the parents. The ospreys were happy. The owners of the home were very happy and said they would start looking for someone to attach a permanent cover over the chimney. You see, its never boring on Sanibel. A former city council member and mayor, Mark Bird Westall has owned and operated Canoe Adventures, Inc. on Sanibel for over 33 years. Visit www.canoewithbirdwestall.com for more information. 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ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 201224 National Public Gardens Day At Lakes ParkLakes Regional Park in Fort Myers will be hosting a variety of activities in the parks gardens in celebration of National Public Gardens Day on Friday, May 11 from 5:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lakes Park will be joining over 500 public gardens in the nationwide celebration. May 11 was officially designated National Public Gardens Day in Lakes Park by the Lee County Board of County Commissioners. The public was urged to come and see the beauty of the gardens there as well as participate in bird viewing opportunities. A variety of activities and programs will be held throughout the morning to showcase the parks many special features, said Susan Moore, active member of the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation. Many people have a limited understanding of Lakes Park and may not realize the parks importance to our local natural environment or all the benefits the park has to offer. The purpose of this event is to give the public a view of the present gardens as well as the future plans, said Wesley Higgins, chairman of the Botanic Garden Committee. It also emphasizes the importance of plants in our daily lives. The event is being sponsored locally by the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation, a 501c3 organization that enriches the park with many projects including an expansion of the Botanic Garden at Lakes Park. The foundations main focus is to assist Lee County Parks and Recreation in the continued implementation of the $30 million Lakes Park Master Plan, enhancing the parks environmental aesthetics, wildlife habitat and recreational amenities for the community to enjoy for many years to come. For more information on the foundation, visit www.LakesPark.org. The Lee County Bird Patrol is also assisting in this event. National sponsors include the American Public Gardens Association, Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, and Rain Bird Irrigation. Free parking is available by downloading a voucher at www.LakesPark. org. Lakes Regional Park is located on Gladiolus Drive, just off Route 41. May 11 Schedule Of Events 5:45 a.m. The gates to the park open Dawn Witness the Fly Out. Lakes Park is home to more than 4,000 roosting birds and at dawn, the sky above the park comes alive as all of the birds leave their nests in mass including white ibis, great egrets, snowy egrets, tricolor herons, anhingas, cormorants, brown pelicans, great blue herons, cattle egrets, and many more. Meet at the marina near the Train Station for this amazing spectacle. 7 to 9 a.m. Continental breakfast, cookies, water and lemonade will be available for sale at the Tahinihatchee Lodge. 8 a.m. Bird Walk led by Vince McGrath, well known local birder and member of the Lee County Bird Patrol. 8:45 a.m. Reading of the official proclamation from the Lee County Commission. 11 a.m. A Grave Injustice presented by author Prudy Taylor Board, followed by a book signing. Demonstrations 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ECHO volunteers will show and sell plants for subsistence farming. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Container Garden with Pizzazz, a demonstration by Debra Gallagher of Blue Tango Tropicals. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Flower arranging by various designers. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunmans Nursery & Landscaping on growing succulents. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All Native Garden Center on ground covers. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Demonstrations by Southwest Florida Orchid Society. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Demonstrations by Pine Island Garden Club. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Demonstrations by Southwest Florida Bonsai Society. 9 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Demonstrations by Rare Fruit Club. 10:30 a.m. Rose Gardening in Florida, a demonstration and discussion by Ann Wagner. 11:30 a.m. Succulents for Florida Landscapes, a demonstration and discussion by Dick McCarville. Tours (Meet at white gazebo near Botanic Garden for all tours) 9 a.m. to noon Hourly tours of the Botanic Garden. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Hourly tours of the Community Garden. 9 a.m. Special childrens activity for 4 to 8 year olds. 10 a.m. Special childrens activity for 9 to 12 year olds. Amphitheater Presentations 9:15 a.m. Flower Photography, with tips and a photo shoot (bring your camera) by Sally Rich and Mary McCoy. 10:15 a.m. Ding Darling NWR Ranger Becky Wolff discusses Climate Change in the Florida Environment. 11:15 a.m. Tips for Photographing Birds by Frank Moore. On May 11, Lakes Park will host a seminar on growing succulents Lakes Regional Park A seminar on photographing flowers will begin at 9:15 a.m. Some of the volunteers from Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
25 ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 2012SCCFs Caloosahatchee Oxbow & Riverlore CruiseThe next Caloosahatchee Oxbow and Riverlore Cruise will be held on Mothers Day, Sunday, May 13. All ages are invited to experience the historical Caloosahatchee on this cruise that explores the meanders of the upriver Caloosahatchee. The cruise follows the river back to a time when a waterfall served as the headwaters of the Caloosahatchee and settlers braved living amongst the wilderness. The 2.5-hour adventure begins by locking through the W.P. Franklin Lock in Olga. Heading east toward Alva, the cruise enters the historic bends of the river and revisits the activities of the pioneers who traveled the same river to find paradise. Stories of the settlements and their adventures are blended with an understanding of the rivers oxbows, the wild creatures that call it home and the challenges the river faces. The tour is guided by Rae Ann Wessel, a river researcher, long-time river advocate, historian and Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Natural Resource Policy Director. The vessel is the stable and spacious 47-passenger Manatee Rover pontoon boat that features daily manatee tours. All seats have a great view for photographs and bird watching. Cruises depart 1 at p.m. from the W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam off SR 80 in Olga, and return by 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person, with payment due at time of reservation. SCCF also needs the names of all passengers at the time of reservation. Call SCCF at 472-2329 to reserve space. Please note that reservations must be made by Friday, May 11 for the Sunday, May 13 cruise; space is limited. Snowy Plover Program At SCCFWatch where you walk there are plovers on the beach and nesting has begun! The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation has been monitoring and staking the nests of this bird on Sanibel beaches for 10 years. Join SCCF biologists to learn about this threatened species and what you can do to protect their small nesting populations. Following the program, carpool to the beach to see some snowy plovers. Maybe you will get to see prolific Footless Freddie, with his unmistakable white and red leg bands. The next two snowy plover program dates are Thursdays, May 10 and 24 at 10 a.m. in the SCCF Nature Center auditorium. Cost of the program is $5, with SCCF members and children admitted free. Call 472-2329 or visit www.sccf.org for more information. Enjoy scenic views along the picturesque Caloosahatchee Snowy plover on nestCelebrate 125 Years Of Lee County ParksLee County Parks & Recreation is offering free parking at many of its sites on May 13 to commemorate the countys 125th anniversary. The department is also launching an online quiz that could land a few lucky winners prizes and year-round free access to parks and preserves. The county named in honor of Civil War Gen. Robert E. Lee was carved from Monroe County and incorporated on May 13, 1887. Free parking is available that day also Mothers Day at county beaches, regional parks and boat ramps. The public can also participate in the Lovin Parks & Rec: 125 Year Quiz and scavenger hunt. The 73-question quiz can be found at www.leeparks.org and involves questions and trivia about baseball, beaches, boating, fishing, regional and neighborhood parks and even preserves. Those who submit a completed quiz and provide complete contact information will be entered into a drawing to win a year-long parking sticker to the countys regional parks, boat ramps and other facilities. Other prizes also will be available. Winners will be selected during July, which is National Recreation and Parks Month. Park patrons are encouraged to take video when they visit parks and make submissions for the Lee County Parks & Recreation YouTube site. To participate click on the Submit A Video link on the website at www.leeparks.org. Visit www.lee-county.com/125th for a schedule of events throughout 2012 as well as a recommended reading list, historical photo gallery, trivia questions and more. For more information on parking or the quiz, contact go to www.leeparks.org or call 533-7275. Arbor Day Foundation Offers Tree-Care BookletThe Arbor Day Foundation is offering a handy tree-care booklet designed to help people plant and care for trees. Anyone can receive the Conservation Trees booklet simply by making a $3 donation to the Foundation. Conservation Trees is a user-friendly booklet that features illustrations, colorful photos and easily understood descriptions. Conservation Trees is an ideal resource for tree planters throughout the country, said John Rosenow, chief executive and founder of the Arbor Day Foundation. It is important that people know how to properly plant and care for their trees. 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ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 201226 Inaugural Ding Awards Kicks Off New TraditionDing Darling Wildlife SocietyFriends of the Refuge (DDWS) and the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge are becoming known for their firsts in the field of conservation education and wildlife research. On Tuesday, May 8, the team will again make history with the first-ever Ding Darling Conservation Education Awards a.k.a. Ding Awards to be held at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers. Ding Awards will recognize middle school teachers and students outstanding in the field of conservation education in private and public schools throughout Lee County. Principals at each of the middle schools had the opportunity to nominate one teacher and one student. The nominees will all receive awards at the ceremony, which follows a buffet dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. Others from the schools and families of the nominees are welcome to attend for $25 per person and must call 292-0566 to make a reservation. Author and Tropicalia editor Amy Bennett Williams will deliver the ceremonys keynote address. DDWS will also be awarding $11,500 in conservation education scholarships that evening to high school seniors and college students from Lee, Collier or Charlotte county majoring in biology or conservation-related subjects. Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union Foundation is the lead event sponsor at the Roseate Spoonbill level, along with Mr. and Mrs. Hans Fleischner (Blue Winged Teal level) and Tarpon Bay Explorers of Sanibel (Great Blue Heron level). The Ding Awards are synonymous with celebration the celebration of Southwest Floridas history of conservation and wildlife protection, said Doris Hardy, DDWS education committee chair. With our support of students and teachers, you might say we are also celebrating the future. DDWS also distributes up to $5,000 in science teacher grants annually throughout the Lee County School District. For more information about Ding Darling conservation education scholarships and DDWS, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org. LCEC United Way Fishing Tournament Reels In $38,000A record-breaking $38,000 was reeled in at the 16th Annual LCEC United Way Fishing Tournament Fishing Tournament, held on April 21, an increase of more than $10,000 over last years tournament. This years tournament touted 70 boats, 203 fishermen, 64 redfish, 39 trout, 20 snapper and an incredible 14 grand slams. The phenomenal success of this years LCEC tournament is a direct result of the fishermen, planning committee, volunteers, families and friends who braved the inclement weather to help raise muchneeded funds for the United Way. Special thanks are also given to the many generous sponsors of the tournament, especially Irby and Carrabbas Italian Grill. For more details about the tournament or to check out photos from the event, visit www.uw.lcec.net/fish.html. Wendy Schnapp and Winston Spurgeon, owners of Tarpon Bay Explorers, which is sponsoring Ding Awards along with Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union Foundation and Mr. and Mrs. Hans Fleischner FGCU Receives National AwardFlorida Gulf Coast University was the recipient of a national award from the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its outstanding contribution to tree planting, conservation and stewardship. FGCU is one of 16 individuals and organizations recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation at the annual Arbor Day Awards. The ceremony took place at Lied Lodge & Conference Center, located at Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City, Nebraska on April 28. FGCU received an Arbor Day Celebration Award in recognition of representing the spirit of the tree planters holiday. In 2009, the university kicked off a tradition of Arbor Day celebrations and tree planting projects that have involved students, faculty and community members. The high level of enthusiasm and engagement led the campus to apply for and be recognized as a Tree Campus USA. The 2012 Florida Arbor Day celebration resulted in 40 new trees planted to help shade the Library Lawn, making the area a campus destination. The Tree Campus USA committee consists of students, staff, faculty and community members. Im delighted that FGCU is being honored by the Arbor Day Foundation for our work in conservation, said FGCU President Wilson G. Bradshaw. This award is particularly important to me, however, because it recognizes the environmental commitment of our students. Since 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has recognized the inspiring and life-changing work of leading environmental stewards and tree planters through the annual Arbor Day Awards. It is gratifying to see students engaged in conservation and passionate about tree planting, said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. Florida Gulf Coast University sets an example for other colleges and universities by taking its Arbor Day celebration to an even higher level and improving their campus in a meaningful way for students for years to come. From page 25Arbor Day Bookletadded. Trees clean the air, keep our water sources pure and conserve energy. Trees provide so many benefits to a community, and thats why it is so vital to take care of them. The booklet provides details about the right way to plant and prune trees. It also includes tips on using shade trees and windbreaks to save on energy costs, attracting songbirds and creating a living snow fence. To receive Conservation Trees, send a $3 check along with your name and address to: Conservation Trees, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410 or order online at www.arborday.org/conservationtrees. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
27 ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 2012 Plant SmartNuttalls Thistleby Gerri ReavesNuttalls thistle (Cirsium nuttallii) is eye-catching for its height alone. The main stalk can reach up to 10 feet, arising from a dense basal rosette of very spiny, darkgreen leaves. This native, widespread member of the aster family blooms spring to mid-summer and is frequently seen along roadsides and in wet pastures, where it can thrive unmolested by cattle who find the spiny leaves inedible. The large flowers in shades of purple to pale lavender are shaped like a shaving brush. This plant is suitable for a butterfly or wildflower garden. When in flower, it is typically many branched. Unlike horrible, or purple, thistle (Cirsium horridulum) it lacks the spiny erect bracts beneath the flower heads. The stalkless leaves are four to 10 inches long with spines on the lobe tips. The flowers can be an inch or more across. The spines make this a wildflower best enjoyed where and as it grows as the butterflies, birds and bees do not as a table arrangement. It grows in full sun and prefers moist but not over-watered soil. It will easily reseed itself unless dead-headed. One plant can produce up to 4,000 seeds, many of which catch a breeze and distribute themselves. But who wouldnt want these lovely flowers to come back each spring? Anyway, the species could use some help. The Institute for Regional Conservation lists it as imperiled. Thistles are also classified as herbs, and the leaves and stalks are eaten for a variety of medicinal purposes. Gathering those spiny leaves, however, could make that quite a chore. Sources: Everglades Wildflowers by Roger L. Hammer, www.regionalconservation.org and www.davesgarden.com.Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Nuttalls thistle, a native wildflower and herb, blooms spring through summer The silky seeds are eaten by birds and spread by wind photos by Gerri Reaves M MJoin us for Mothers Day at Il CieloMake your reservations for Sunday, May 13th, between 11 am and 9 pm, and well treat Mom to some of the finest dining under the sun. INDEED A RESTAURANT THAT REACHES FOR THE SKY JEAN LE BOEUF IL CIELO RAISES THE BAR FOR ITALIAN CUISINE FLORIDA WEEKLY DINING TREAT GULFSHORE LIFE OPENTABLE DINERS CHOICE WINNER 2012 1244 PERIWINKLE SANIBEL ISLAND, FL 239-472-5555
ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 201228 submitted by Emilie Alfino, Manager Sanibel Historical Museum and VillageThe Sanibel Historical Museum and Village has special gifts for Mothers Day that are only available at the Village Gift Shop in the 1927 Bailey General Store: one-of-akind miniature Sailors Valentines handcrafted by Texas artisans Jim and Rose Prestigiacomo, and pine needle baskets made by Gisela Damandl originally from Frankfurt, Germany and now residing in Naples. Both of these gift ideas are available in a wide price range and variety, ensuring there is something for every mom. Pine needle baskets are a Native American craft, and Damandl is an award-winning artisan. She now teaches workshops at BIG ARTS and other places. Many of the baskets for sale at the museum feature seashells worked into the design. Sailors Valentines come in many forms and have been popular almost as long as men have gone to sea. It is easy to imagine a lovesick seaman taking a collection of shells and an empty compass case or candy box and fashioning his own style of shell art. By the 1830s, the octagonal shell mosaics were being made by craftsmen in the British West Indies, mostly in Barbados, and sold to sailors whose ships were in port there. By the 1930s, these special shell creations were called Sailors Valentines. The museum shop carries various shapes and sizes, as well as small kits to encourage creativity. The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS). For more information, call 4724648 during business hours. Sailors Valentine Pine needle basket with seashells 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 Sailors Valentine Pine needle basket 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 A Mini Sailors Valentine Will Delight Mom On Her Special Day
29 ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 2012 Community Theater Launches Two Comedies At Herb Strauss TheaterTwo 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, 19 and a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, May 13. Performances of Neil Simons The StarSpangled Girl will be staged 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 murder mystery writers Paul and Polly Butler. They are divorced, but a chance to turn their joint literary creation, Miss Charlie, into a movie forces them to work together once again. As the duo test out plot ideas on each other, it becomes a funny, high spirited game of cat and mouse. The part of Polly is played by June Koc, with Peter Stearns playing the role of Paul. The play is directed by Angie Koch. An opening night dessert and champagne reception will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 10. June Koc has been involved with theater for many years. She worked with Gelsey Kirkland in the childrens company of American Ballet Theater. When she moved to Sanibel in 1984, she opened the Pirate Playhouse with Carrie Lund and Robert Toperzer. She ran the Old Schoolhouse Theater with Vince Kelly and Emily Hewitt and formed the Off Beach Players. She has worked at the Barbara B. Mann, Theater Conspiracy and Cultural Park Theater. Community Theater is the most important part of theater, said Koc. It gets the young people off of their cell phones and onto the stage. They get to become part of a group that accepts you because you want to be there and you want to help. We love being on stage and back stage and this is how we accomplish our dreams. The goal of Community Theater is to expand Theater audiences to the families who cant afford the normal theater ticket prices, she added. Most children never get the opportunity to almost touch the performers at these small venues and they adore it. Stearns and Koc have worked together since the Off Beach Players in the early 1990s. Peter came to us from the Cleveland Playhouse when he came to Sanibel to be near his mother and raise his family. He has acted, directed, built sets and did many of our on-the-road productions for years, said Koc. He is a dedicated actor and loves theater and will do anything to make sure the set is built and the show is ready to go. The Star-Spangled Girl, a classic Simon comedy set in the 1960s, is the story of a love triangle mixed with politics. The cast includes 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 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. The Herb Strauss Theater Box Office will open one hour prior to show from May through November. For more information about the show and to purchase tickets, visit BIG ARTS Marks Box Office, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel; call 472-6862 or 395-0900; or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. 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 Tropical Outdoor Patio Seating Fun new" Moo Wear for all ages Fun new" Moo Wear for all agesServing Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! 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Set in Damon Runyons mythical New York City, this Broadway classic introduces us to colorful characters who have become legends: Sarah Brown, the upright but uptight mission doll, out to reform the evildoers of Times Square; Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler who woos her on a bet and ends up falling in love; Adelaide, the nightclub performer whose chronic cold is brought on by the fact shes been engaged to the same man for 14 years; and Nathan Detroit, her devoted fianc, desperate as always to find a spot for his infamous floating craps game. Exuberant, irreverent and lighthearted, Guys And Dolls is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy! Tickets are $8 for adults and $3 for students/children. All students must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets will be sold at the door and seating will be on a first come, first serve basis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. and will last about 85 minutes. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 201230 Sculpture Exhibit On Display At Alliance GalleryFor most, the word sculpture probably brings to mind things like statues carved from stone, or pots or figures made of clay, but the term represents a much broader diversity of mediums and techniques. Sculptural works of all shapes and sizes, in all sorts of mediums by more than 18 south Florida artists, will be on display in the main gallery at the Alliance for the Arts during the month of May. The Sculpture: An Invitational opening reception is Friday, May 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. Participating sculptors include Kyle Jackson, David Hatchett, Lily Hatchett, Jim Krieger, Tracy Hoogervorst, Lindsey Wollard, Gerry Stecca, Deborah Mitchell, Tim Smith, Steve Kalb, Steve Clegg, David Meo, Jerry Churchill, Glen Gunderson, Sara Thee Campagna and Anica Sturdivant. Come see 3-D works made of wood, plastic, paper, clay, metal, recycled objects, found objects, fabrics and even clothespins. Some are free standing, while others sit on pedestals or hang from the wall or ceiling. David Meo will lead a Gallery Walk & Talk on Saturday, May 5 at 10 a.m. The continued on page 33 Bearing Witness by Deborah Mitchell Trophy by Lily Hatchett Detritus by Lindsey Wollard Pueblo Modern by David Hatchett Piece by Steve Kalb 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 Selections Include: She Crab Bisque ~ Tropical Fruit Explosion Local Seafood Selection Imported Cheese & Antipasto Platter Smoked Fish Display ~ Fresh Salad Selections Fresh Baked Breads ~ Eggs & Omelettes Homestyle Breakfast Selection Grouper and Crab au Gratin Roast Prime Rib of Beef ~ Oven Roasted Leg of Lamb Garlic Smashed Potatoes Wild Rice Pilaf Southern Style Succotash Assorted Dessert Selection Mothers Day Brunch 2012 Ma Ma a M y y 13 3 13 , 20 20 20 12 12 2 11 1 11 11 am am t t o o 3p 3p m m
31 ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 2012 The 3 Divas & The DonsFriday, June 15, 2012Grand Floridian Society OrchestraMonday, July 30, 2012Crossroads QuartetSaturday, August 18, 2012 2012Summer Concert Series General Seating Concerts begin 7:30 p.m.Shell Point is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway. Get your tickets today!visit shellpoint.org/concerts or call (239) 454-2067 2012 Shell Point. All rights reserved. ACT-607-12 Entire Series$35I ndividual Concerts$1 5 G ulf s hore B allet R eturning To BIG ARTSBIG ARTS presents Gulfshore Ballets Spring Showcase on Sunday, May 20 beginning at 4 p.m. General admission seating is $5, with children 17 and under admitted free with a paying adult. The Spring Showcase will feature performances by Jose Gamero, principal dancer with the Des Moines Ballet, as well as 55 local ballet students performing excerpts from masterpieces like Sleeping Beauty and Paquita as well as A Tribute To Balanchine and other new works. Gulfshore Ballet was founded in 2000 by former New York City Ballet principal dancer Melinda Roy. In 2011, Roy passed the baton of artistic direction to retired Miami City Ballet principal dancers Franklin Gamero and Iliana Lopez. Gamero and Lopez danced with Miami City Ballet under the direction of its world renowned founder, Edward Villella. Since its inception, Gulfshore Ballet has provided classical ballet training for aspiring dancers as young as 4 years old through pre-professional skill level as well as adult classes. In recent years, Gulfshore Ballet has broadened the disciplines it offers by providing classes in tap, jazz and lyrical dance, with all classes being taught by internationally acclaimed faculty. It also provides master classes throughout its performance season with instructors by principal dancers with major metropolitan ballet companies. As a result of the caliber of training Gulfshore Ballet students receive, a number of its graduates have gone on to train at renowned institutions like the School of American Ballet and Fordham University. Gulfshore Ballet has been performing annually since 2001 at BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall, located at 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. Visit www.BIGARTS.org for more event information, including ticket prices and links to artists websites. To purchase tickets, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, or call the Marks Box Office at 395-0900. Members of the Gulfshore Ballet during a performance photo by M elissa A liciaS y mphony S eek s N e w M usic Dire c t o rMusic Director Michael Halls contract will not be renewed with the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. Hall will pursue other options on his career path, according to a written release from Mary Larkin, spymphony spokesperson, dated April 30. The 2012-13 season will be presented as programmed and will be led by guest conductors and feature solo artists. They include Michael Berkowitz, Steven Jarvi and Richard Kaufman as guest conductors on the Pops series. Soloists on the Masterworks series will include internationally acclaimed pianist Joyce Yang, Grammy-nominated violinist Jennifer Frautschi, and Pricila Navarro, winner of the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition in 2012. Jim Stephenson will return to conduct Holiday Pops. In addition, the symphonys performances at Sanibel BIG ARTS and Shell Point will continue. As we begin the transition into our next chapter as Lee Countys only professional orchestra, we are enthusiastic about our future, said Larkin. A thorough international search process will take place to appoint a new music director for the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. Email your editorial copy to: email@example.com
ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 201232 The Academy at Shell Point invites the public to attend a series of classes on three of the great 17th century Dutch art masters. This series will take place on Tuesdays, May 8, 15 and 22, and the cost is $10 per session. Each presentation will take place in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands in Shell Point Retirement Community. The three session series will highlight the following artists on the dates and times listed: Rembrandt Tuesday, May 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. Vermeer Tuesday, May 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. Hals Tuesday, May 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. Lecturer Dorothy Dottie Magen, M.A., is back in The Shell Point Academy of Lifelong Learning to bring us the history of three of the great Dutch masters: Rembrandt, Vermeer and Hals. Each session focuses on one artist; and portraits, landscapes and history paintings will be presented to look at the featured artist. The presenter will incorporate history and artwork of others from the same time period as well. Magen will use slides and videos to bring the artwork to life. Art appreciation truly is in the eye of the beholder, said Teri Kollath, manager of Academy and Volunteer Services. Last semester Dorothy presented our Academy with a class focusing on three amazing women artists, and we are very excited that she is back to offer more to our residents in the area of art, and really expand on each artist. Space is very limited, so tickets are required to attend. They may be purchased by calling 489-8472. The Academy of Life Long Learning at Shell Point is a lifelong learning educational initiative for the residents of the retirement community. The Academy provides anywhere from 70 to 90 classes each semester, that encompasses a well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults. The Academy of Life Long Learning at Shell Point was named as one of 2008s most innovative active aging programs by the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA), an association that supports professionals who develop wellness/fitness facilities and services for age 50-plus adults. To learn more about Shell Point, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-7801131. Shell Point Academy Offers Series On 17th Century Dutch Art Masters MAKE YOUR MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS RESERVATIONS FOR FOR MOTHERS DAY MOTHERS DAY Dottie Magen VOTED BEST CHEFBEST OF THE ISLANDS AWARD FINE ITALIAN CUISINE IL TESORO RISTORANTEinspired by Island Fare in a bistro style C b t ntf r b Tb Gt Pt Wf FREE WI-FI Ft r b -n Ft r b -n751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL 239-395-4022 Reservations Suggested www.iltesoro.net Now open in NYC, 82nd & 1st Ave.TASTE OF THE ISLANDS IRON CHEF WINNER Mothers Day Holiday Special:Mimosas, Bellinis & Sangrias One for each person at the table (over 21 years of age) to toast the Moms at the table. The entire table can enjoy a complimentary toast with purchase of 2 or more entrees, and Moms receive a free gift from Dolce Tesoro DAILY SPECIAL: DAILY SPECIAL: BUY ONE GET ONE glass of house wine from 5-7pm with purchase of appetizer & entree (dine in only, cannot be used with any other discount promotion or on holidays, 1 8% gratuity added, v alid through May 2012) p pp % g ratuit y added, valid throu g h Ma y 2012 ) Fresh ingredients, simplicity, love... the recipe for a treasured dining experience Chef/Owner AJ Black FL 2 39 3 95 4 02 2 d OPEN OPEN for for MOTHERS MOTHERS DAY DAY 4-9 4-9 Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
33 ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 2012Assisted Living Assisted Living Citizens Alertby Priscilla FriedersdorfYou know I would not presume to give you any advice heh, heh but insurance renewals are piling up in our stack of bills and the sums beg immediate attention. Clear the decks for about five hours and devote the time necessary in order to examine in detail each category of coverage, deductibles and whether they overlap. Telephone calls with questions to the several insurers are illuminating. Queries to the representatives of State Farm, Citizens and Fidelity were handled by them with courtesy, competence and although at times a bit grudging, a thorough assessment of options. After living in a piling house for nearly 30 years, surviving three hurricanes, and several windstorms, it was nevertheless unsettling for three insurance inspectors to arrive several months ago for their scheduled appointment. One, casually posing as an innocent bystander, commented on my flea market finds, another stood on a ladder and peered briefly into the dark attic, while the third took notes. The upshot arrived in the mail a month ago with a healthy addition to our insurance bill, based on the new building code standard requirement of one-half inch closer spacing of the nails and strapping connecting the roof to the house. I dont know about your own storm experiences, but after Hurricane Charley hit, the adjuster came out, looked at the downed screens on the back porch, the broken window in the bathroom, commiserated and said they didnt qualify for reimbursement due to the deductible provision. Buzz reassembled the screened porch, Brian fixed the window panes and we were put back together before the electricity came on. So I ask you, and please think about this, couldnt we just eliminate these nosey middle men? Send Buzz and Brian a generous bi-yearly stipend? Throw ourselves on the tender governmental mercies of FEMA, figure on moving into a little newly-constructed Katrina Cottage and squandering our hoarded deductibles on furnishings from Noahs Ark? From page 30Sculpture Exhibitexhibition will remain on display until May 26. For more information, go to www. ArtInLee.org. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Piece by Tim Smith ZAGAT ZAGAT.COM R ate d by : Follow us on acebook Mahi-Mahi! Yucatan Shrimp!Top Ten Books On The Island1. Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James 2. Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White 3. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins 4. Chasing Midnight by Randy Wayne White 5. Unlikely Friendships by Jennifer Holland 6. Secret Daughter by Somaya Shilpi Gowda 7. Sanibel and Captiva Our Island in the Sun by Jim George and Jim Anderson 8. Historic Sanibel and Captiva by Jeri Magg 9. Bubble Moment by Katie Gardenia 10. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins Courtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop. Our email address is email@example.com
ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 201234 Find Us on Facebook Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center Receives Cultural Facilities GrantThe Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center has had an amazing season, and now there is more great news for the Davis and the community. On April 17, Gov. Rick Scott signed into law Floridas $70 billion budget, and that budget includes a $650,000 State of Florida Cultural Facilities Grant for the historic treasure that has been transformed into an art center. I would like to thank especially Senator Benacquisto, City of Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson, and former Mayor Jim Humphrey for their tireless efforts to get this grant program funded, said Jim Griffith, CEO at the Davis. One hundred percent of these funds will go towards construction and restoration of the upper floors of the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Once completed this space will be a spectacular asset for the entire community. The two upper floors will be used for art classes and music lessons, as well as additional meeting and gallery space. It will take about $2 million to complete the restoration of the building, but the state money will allow construction to begin again. A new elevator is now almost completed, which will allow easier access to the second and third floors. When finished, the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center will be one of the largest multidisciplinary cultural arts facilities in Southwest Florida. The first floor of the building is nearly restored and is used for visual and performing arts as well as weddings and special events On the steps of the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Mayor Henderson announces that Scott has signed the budget, leaving in $650,000 for the continued restoration of the building The decorative plaster ceilings on the first floor still need to be restored HAPPY HOUR CELEBRATE CINCO DE MAYO!PRIZES & GIVEAWAYS! Email your editorial copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The stately building and its surrounding site are part of the local heritage. The site on which the building now stands was a Native American (Calusa) settlement hundreds of years ago. In the mid-1800s, it became the officers quarters of the original fort of Fort Myers. In 1933, four years into the Great Depression, the building opened as a post office. Designed by prominent Florida architect Nat Gaillard Walker, it is one of only a few masterpieces of Neoclassic Revival architecture in Florida. The winter homes of leading figures like Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone were mere minutes away from the post office. The building was converted into a federal courthouse in the 1960s and was then vacated in 1998 after a new courthouse was built nearby. The vacant building suffered deterioration from water infiltration adding to great wear from public use and deferred maintenance while it was serving the community. Many of the original fixtures were removed or destroyed. In 2003, Jim Griffith and Florida Arts, Incorporated, the operator of the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, acquired a 99-year lease on the building from the City of Fort Myers. Florida Arts, Inc. agreed to restore the building to its original magnificence while creating a modern arts facility. A Division of Historical Resources grant in the amount of $350,000 was awarded in 2004 to stabilize the building and stop water infiltration. This grant provided a new roof and complete restoration of the decorative steel cased windows throughout the building. Matching funds came from individual and corporate donors and the City of Fort Myers. Philanthropist and long-time Fort Myers resident Berne Davis provided major funding for the refurbishing project and, in 2005, the building was dedicated to Sidney & Berne Davis. The Davis Art Center opened to the public on September 10, 2007, and is just completing its fourth season of world-class arts programming, arts education, and community outreach, bringing over 80,000 visitors annually. The construction of the building back in the early 1930s provided greatly needed jobs to the community. It was a Reconstruction Finance Corporation project under President Herbert Hoover which evolved into the better known Works Progress Administration (WPA) under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Further restoration of the building not only will allow the expansion of arts and education programs but will again provide much needed jobs to area residents. The Davis Art Center is hoping to match funds from the state grant through individual and corporate donations. Gulf Coast Symphony To Perform May 6The Gulf Coast Symphony, Southwest Floridas premier community orchestra, presents the next of this seasons Classical Access Concerts on Sunday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. This program features performances of Brahms Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90, von Supps Light Cavalry and excerpts from the Carmen Suites. The soulful theme of Brahms Symphony No. 3, featured in the 1961 movie Goodbye Again, Franz von Supps Light Cavalry, featured in Disneys 1942 cartoon Mickey Mouses Symphony Hour, and the warm familiarity of excerpts from Carmen make for an evening of classical music that appeals to everyone. This concert takes place at Anderson Theater on the campus of Bishop Verot High School. Ample free parking is available. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students and children under 13 are admitted free. Tickets are available online at www.accessconcerts.org, by calling 277-1700 or at the Anderson Theater Box Office one hour prior to the performance. This concert is sponsored in part by Drs. Peter and Eleanor Blitzer and the Gulf Coast Symphonys Musical Legacy Society. The Gulf Coast Symphonys Classical Access Concerts are designed for the audience to become active listeners during the evenings program. Prior to each piece, music director Andrew Kurtz will discuss the musical selection and demonstrate, using orchestral excerpts, various elements that make the evenings program unique. Highly interactive, the evenings concert is both entertaining and educational. The informal and casual atmosphere of these concerts only enhances the concertgoers experience. Following the concert, the conductor will hold a question and answer session with interested audience members. Detailed program notes can be found at www.gulfcoastsymphony.org. For more information, call 277-1700 or visit www.accessconcerts.org. 35 ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 2012 Gallery on the third floor Hallway on the third floor Green Room on the second floor JACARANDAThe Entertainment Nightly in Sanibels Social Scene1223 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-1771 Happy Apps $5.95Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna, Crispy Fried Calamari, Chilled Oysters, Steamed Shrimp, BBQ Beef Satays, Snow Crab Legs, Chicken WingsSanibels Best HAPPY HOUR4 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge1/2 Price DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine Brahms Fresh SEAFOOD Entrees D aily Veal, Chicken, Pasta & PizzaFEATURING SANIBELS ORIGINAL WOOD FIRED PIZZA OVEN Present this ad and be seated before 5:30 p.m. and we will deduct $2.50 OFFEvery Adult Dinner Entree At MatzalunaNot valid with any other coupon. 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ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 201236 Shell Points Summer Concert Series Shell Point Retirement Community will offer its third annual Summer Music Series which will be open to the general public as well as Shell Point residents. This series will include three performances by talented performers in the Church Auditorium, located on The Island of Shell Point. The artist roster and dates are 3 Divas & The Dons on Friday, June 15; Grand Floridian Society Orchestra on Monday, July 30; and Crossroads Quartet on Saturday, August 18. Each performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. We are so pleased to offer another summer music series for our residents and the surrounding community, says Dawn Boren, director of Resident Life. Many residents live here year round, and we love being able to create this concert series for everyone to enjoy. This will be our third year, and the feedback from the first two years has been amazing. One of Sarasotas most popular ensembles comprised of vocalists and instrumentalists, 3 Divas & The Dons are known for presenting exciting programs of varied musical styles. Their eclectic repertoire covers a broad spectrum of compositions ranging from opera to Broadway, as well as sacred, folk, patriotic, and the American Song Book. The Divas are comprised of harpist Bonnie Caplan, lyric soprano Lorraine Murphy, and mezzo soprano Amy Connours. The Dons include baritone Tim OConnor and pianist Steve McCoy. Coming from Walt Disney Worlds Grand Floridian Resort is the ever popular Grand Floridian Society Orchestra, under the leadership of Pat Doyle. This orchestra features some of the countrys finest musicians who have been entertaining guests for the past 25 years. Come listen to the toe tapping sounds of the Grand Floridian Society Orchestra and hear why Disney resort guests return year after year. The Crossroads Quartet is a world championship a cappella quartet made up of four versatile award winning vocalists. Though steeped in the traditional barbershop harmony, Crossroads sings a wide variety of musical styles including vocal jazz, blue, gospel, pop classics, and standards from the Great American Songbook. The group was formed when four friends from four different states and four different international champion quartets came together to make a brand new sound. They were crowned as the 2009 Barbershop Harmony Societys International Championship Quartet. Tickets are now on sale, and the entire music series (all three concerts) can be purchased for $35. Concert tickets can be bought individually for $15. To purchase tickets, visit www.shellpoint.org/concerts. For additional information about the concert series, call 454-2067. 3 Divas & The Dons will perform at Shell Point on June 15 The Grand Floridian Orchestra will appear on July 30 Presidential Search Meeting Scheduled The national search for a new district president for Edison State College is moving forward. The 13-member Presidential Search Advisory Committee has scheduled its next meeting for Tuesday, May 8. Members will review all of the resumes and information supplied by presidential candidates. The committee will select a small group of finalists. The working dinner meeting will begin at 4 p.m. on the Lee Campus in Building U, Room 102. In order to keep the public informed about the presidential search, a website has been developed at edison.edu/president/search/. This website offers information that includes job description, presidential qualifications and a comprehensive position profile. It will also include timely updates in the search process. The Presidential Search Advisory Committee met for the first time on February 23 on the Lee Campus. The committee has 13 members, which include Ann Berlam, chair of the Presidential Search Advisory Committee, Darol Carr, Joyce Rollins, Dr. Allen Weiss, Tom Conner, Dr. John Huysman, Miguel Fernandez, Amanda Pollitt, Don Ransford, Christine Davis, Andrae Jones, Charlene Wolfe and Dania Flores. The group expects to meet in mid-May to interview the finalists. After the interviews, they will make their final recommendations to the Edison State District Board of Trustees. Sobczak To Appear At Lakes Park EventLocal author Charles Sobczak will offer a multi-media presentation about The Nature of Southwest Florida during National Public Gardens Day at Lakes Regional Park on Friday, May 11. Sobczak, who will appear at 10 a.m., will have several copies of his recent book, The Living Gulf Coast A Nature Guide to Southwest Florida, on hand for reference and purchase. The book recently won the Gold Medal Presidents Award for the best work of adult non-fiction, 2011, by the Florida Publishers Association. The Living Gulf Coast A Nature Guide to Southwest Florida covers all the birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians living within the six county region as well as 161 parks, preserves, and ecodestinations where residents and visitors can discover these birds and animals in the wild. In 2010, he published a nature guide titled Living Sanibel A Nature Guide to Sanibel & Captiva Islands. The book quickly became the best-selling book on Sanibel and rose to #34 national for nature guide sales on Amazon.com during the winter of 2011. National Public Gardens Day will be held from 5:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free parking is available by downloading a voucher at www.lakespark.org. Lakes Regional Park is located on Gladiolus Drive just off Route 41 in Fort Myers. For more information, contact Marsha Asp at 8516434. Local author Charles Sobczak Shore Fishing:Don't Harm The Fishby Capt. Matt Mitchell Landing a big sh from the beach can be hard on the sh. Dragging a sh up onto the sand if youre going to release it is not an option as it usually damages or kills the sh. Hold the sh in the water while you unhook it if youre going to release it. The less you can touch a sh before release the better for the sh. If you want a picture with the sh, support it as you lift it out of the water and do it quickly. Before releasing, revive the sh while holding it in the water; moving it slowly back are forth so water goes over its gills. The sh will let you know when its ready to swim off. Florida just recently changed the regulations on shing from shore. Florida residents as well as out of state visitors need a shing license to sh from shore.
37 ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 2012 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: Diane Russell Band 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. The Crossroads Quartet comes to Shell Point on August 18 Gulfshore Ballet Spring ShowcaseThe Gulfshore Ballet, Southwest Floridas premier non-profit classical ballet school, will present its Spring Showcase on Sunday, May 20 at 4 p.m., featuring performances by Jose Gamero, principal dancer with the Des Moines Ballet. Gamero was born in Valencia, Venezuela in 1990. He started his dance studies at the Miami City Ballet School in 2005, where he was granted a full scholarship. He received training from Franklin Gamero, Iliana Lopez and Vladimir Isaeev. In 2007 and 2008, he was a guest dancer with Ballet Gamonet in Miami. In August of 2009, Gamero received an apprenticeship from Ballet de Monterrey in Mexico, dancing in full length ballets such as La Bayadere and Giselle and solo roles in the Russian Dance and the Spanish Dance in The Nutcracker. In 2010, he attended Miami City Ballets summer program dancing the lead role in Balanchines Square Dance. He then went on to study at the Americas Ballet School, directed by Paula Nuez, and became a finalist at the YAGP competition. He currently works at Ballet Des Moines under the direction of Serkan Usta. Spring Showcase takes place at BIG ARTS in the Schein Performance Hall, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. Tickets cost $5 for general adult admission. Children under 18 are admitted free. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling the BIG ARTS Marks Box Office at 395-0900 or in person one hour prior to the performance. Gulfshore Ballets Spring Showcase features 55 local area classical ballet students performing excerpts from masterpieces like Sleeping Beauty and Paquita as well as A Tribute to Balanchine and other new works. Some of the Gulfshore Ballets 2012 sponsors include The Gulfshore Ballet Board of Trustees, Edison National Bank, The Rosselini Family, Trinka Lowe, Markham, Norton, Mostellar, Wright & Company, James A. Devito, Esq., and LeVan Asset Management Corp. Gamero dancing Jose Gamero To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 201238 Sanibel Center 4 LifeMondaysHappy To Be Fit For Life 9 a.m. Bridge 12:30 p.m. TuesdaysGentle Yoga 9:30 a.m. Hand & Foot 12:30 p.m. WednesdaysHappy To Be Fit For Life 9 a.m. Bridge 12:30 p.m. ThursdaysGentle Yoga 9:30 a.m. Mahjongg 12:30 p.m. Mexican Train 12:30 p.m. FridaysHappy To Be Fit For Life 9 a.m.2401 Library Way Phone 472-5743 Special Mothers Day Hours: Make your Mothers Day reservations today! Reservations accepted. Party rooms for private functions. 239-489-2233. Serving 11:00 am 10 pm seven days a week. Sp ec i al Mother s Da y Hours : It is going to be a beautiful Mothers Day!8700 Gladiolus Drive. (Winkler and Gladiolus) across the street from Sweet Bay. Poetic Voicesselected by Don BrownTillie Tellis the Make-up Queenby Sidney B. SimonTillie was no spring chicken, She had worn out two husbands, both now dead, cold as her hands. She spends more time on her hair than she ever has on what is under it. Tillie doesnt read, Tillie doesnt go to movies. Tillie motors to her harem of hair dressers, then hangs out center-ring each day at a different makeup bar, near the escalator at one of the fashionable department stores. Her face is worked on, carved into clay, wrinkles buried under layers of hopes, rouge painted with the skill of Rembrandt. She buys the enhancing emollients, carries them in plastic. Crafted, Tillie ventures out into the late afternoon, the renaissance light kinder to her hair and the paint. She hopes to draw some man to her, maybe to warm her feet. It never happens; younger men smirk at her, women hiss. Tillie worries: What if someone did find me attractive, how would they take me naked, without my face? Sidney B. Simon is professor emeritus, University of Massachusetts. His books on values clarification made him internationally famous, and took him to the Oprah show and got him on Phil Donahues show. This poem is from Simons book, Living And Loving In That Condo, published in 2011. Its all about people in some mythical Florida condo, growing old, and sometimes with all their values clarified. On the island, Simon is active in the Island Writers. He has been a member of ArtPoems from the beginning. He is a theater critic for a local newspaper and emcees the popular First Friday Stories for Grownups programs at the Sanibel Public Library. Simon was honored as Literary Artist Of The Year, 2011, at the Alliance for the Arts. For consideration, please send typed poems with a short biography to Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957 Attn: Don Brown or send a Microsoft Word attachment to donbrown@alum. mit.edu
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Treat mom to a g reat brunch and to g ethernes s at S h oa l s. Ca ll us at 239.482.6765 to reserve yo ur seats or v isit us on l ine an d ma k e reservations at O p enTa bl e.com Sun d a y Ma y 13 | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $20 per person $ I nc l u d es comp l imentary Mimosa I er s D ay G if t Ba k t Brunch Menu 1st Course Croissant with Pecan Maple Glaze ~ or ~ Apple Strudel 2nd Course Ham and Cheese Omelet ~ or ~ Quiche Lorraine 3rd Course Flounder with Lemon Butter Served with Herb Orzo ~ or ~ rloin with Peppercorn Sauce erved with Roasted Potatoes Mothe Availa Mo the F Si Se Derby Gala To Benefit Davis Art Center RestorationGrab your grand hats and head to the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center for An Evening at the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 5 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. A Run for the Roses viewing party and fundraiser will be held as the final event of the Dinner With Berne series to benefit the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Centers multi-million dollar building restoration project. Guests will view the Run for the Roses pre-show, followed by the most exciting two minutes in sports while enjoying traditional derby-style cuisine and sipping mint juleps. Admission to the event is $100 and includes a mint julep or glass of champagne, with southern fare. Tables are available for $1,000, and include reserved seating for eight, a glass of champagne or Early Times mint julep, two bottles of wine and patron listing in the event program. Presented by co-chairs Pamela Templeton and Janice Kemp, the evening features a live musical performance by world-renowned jazz musician Wycliffe Gordon and a jazz quartet. Located at 2301 First Street in Fort Myers, the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center sits on property once home to the original fort of Fort Myers. In 1933, the 23,000-square-foot building opened as a U.S. Post Office and was converted into a federal courthouse in the 1960s. Eventually, it was vacated in 1998 after a new courthouse was built nearby. In 2003, Florida Arts, Inc., the operator of the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, acquired a 99-year lease on the building from the City of Fort Myers. They agreed to meld the past with the future by restoring the building to its original magnificence and creating a modern, multi-purpose arts facility. Through grant funding and private donations, including a lead gift from the buildings namesakes Sidney and Berne Davis, nearly 10,000 square feet of the building has been restored to date which continuously provides world-class arts programming to the community. The next phase of the restoration includes completion of the mezzanine level, second floor and the buildings rooftop. Approximately 2,500 square feet, mezzanine level will include the light and sound booth, as well as an artists greenroom, funded by Florida Power & Light. The 5,000-square-foot second level will be the capital gallery. This multi-functional floor will provide space for dance and ensemble rehearsal, meeting and office rooms, as well as multiple classrooms for visual arts education, music and dance lessons. The plan also includes design of a twolevel rooftop with an elevator landing and a star bar. One level will feature an outdoor sculpture garden and the other will serve as a reception area. Construction of the elevator is currently in progress and expected to be completed this summer. These renovations will greatly enhance the level of cultural programming that we can provide to the community, said Pamela Templeton, event cochair. Now more than ever, we need the support of the community. An Evening at the Kentucky Derby gives the community a great opportunity to contribute towards the next phase of restorations while enjoying an exciting and fun evening. Our hope is to have the building complete in Berne Davis lifetime, so that she can join us in introducing a new state-of-the-art venue for music, arts and performance to Southwest Florida. Free valet parking will be provided at the event by Frey Valet, and patrons are encouraged to attend in full, traditional derby attire, including fabulous hats. For tickets or more information, visit www.sbdac.com or call 333-1933. Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center building Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
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FREETake Me Home NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands BUSINESS REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS VOL. 19, NO. 45 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA MAY 4, 2012 B BSECTION Island Residents Surpass Goal For The United WayThe Sanibel-Captiva volunteer campaign committee for the 2011-12 United Way Campaign of Lee, Hendry and Glades announced that residents contributed $307,288 to the campaign. This is $32,000 over their original goal of $275,000. Sixty-two Sanibel and Captiva residents and leadership givers gathered recently at Tween Waters Inn to celebrate the achievement. Campaign committee members include chairman Tony Lapi as well as committee members Chauncey and Allison Goss, Dick and Debbie Riley, Tom and Linda Uhler, and Judie Zimomra, who organized the volunteer effort. The Sanibel-Captiva campaigns leadership givers included 12 Alexis de Tocqueville Members who give $10,000 or more annually, and 66 Keel Club Members who give $1,000 to $9,999 each year. The combined total of the money raised in Lee, Hendry and Glades counties was $8,035,000. Tom Uhler of Sanibel was the campaign chair for the combined campaign for Lee, Hendry and Glades counties. His wife Linda had chaired the three-county campaign 19 years earlier. Thank you Sanibel and Captiva residents who have shown how much they care about our neighbors who are in need. The United Way and its 70 partner agencies will help thousands of people because of the generosity of our islands. The successful campaign directly benefits our islands through the services provided by FISH of Sanibel and other United Way agencies located in the Sanibel United Way House, said Lapi. We are very proud to be part of a caring and generous community, said Cliff Smith, president of United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades. With the very difficult economy, it is amazing that the Sanibel-Captiva campaign went over its goal by $32,000. A special thank you to Tony Lapi and the campaign committee for their hard work. The United Way raises funds for human service organizations in the community and promotes partnerships and collaborations among agencies, focusing on issues and solutions that continue to improve lives. The United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades has been the way the community cares since it was established in 1957. For more information,call United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades at 433-2000 or visit www.unitedwaylee.org. Frank and Pat Middendorf Ron and Debbie Brooks Jim and Barb Brodersen with Debbie and Steve Klug New SCA Board Members Elected The newly elected board members who will be joining the Sanibel Community Association board for a three-year term include, from left, Tyler Schoenherr, Beth Weigel, Melissa Congress and William Sartoris Sam Baileys Islands Night The 19th annual Sam Baileys Islands Night is Wednesday, May 16 at Lee County Sports Complex. All islanders are invited to join in the fun as the Fort Myers Miracle takes on the Charlotte Stone Crabs. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., the pre-game parade around the ballfield starts at 6:15, and game time is 7:05. Tickets are free and available at Baileys General Store and most island businesses. Sponsorships are still available at $100 each. Proceeds support local charities. Call Baileys at 472-1516 or send your check payable to: Islands Night, 2477 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957. If you will be participating in the parade, call Baileys to reserve your spot.
ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 20122B Steve Greenstein, executive director of Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), thanks Dr. David Nichols, owner of Coral Veterinary Clinic, PA, for helping insure the care and feeding of patients at CROW. CARD OF THANKS Steve Greenstein from CROW and Dr. David NicholsShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email email@example.com 2242 Periwinkle Way, Suite 3 in Sanibel Square SanibelSusan.com Weekly blog at SanibelSusan.wordpress.com Lisa Murty Realtor Sales Associate David Anderson Office Manager & Closing Coordinator Elise Carnes Listing Coordinator & Notary Susan Andrews Realtor Broker-Owner Like-new, 2 bedrms & den, gulf-front incomeproducer $999K Large canal-front near-beach 1-level pool home $899K Penthouse at Gulfside Place with amazing beach view $974K 1/2+acre lot with this water view in Shell Harbor $930K Beach-front 2bedroom walk-out with income $699K Large corner Kings Crown 2 bedroom with gulf view $599K Raised beach home close to gulf path on Southwinds $499K Top floor 2 bedrm with den & bay view, plus income $474K Near-beach corner 2bedroom with on-site rental office $274K Large end-of-cul-desac lot near Blind Pass beach $449K Best price today at Sanibel Arms West with income $399.9K Income-producing Club Suite at Sundial Resort $349.9K Mid-island singlefamily home lot with amenities $249K 3-bedroom 2-1/2-bath townhome in The Dunes $324.9K Large near-beach parcel just off East Gulf Dr $299K One of the last opportunities to build in The Dunes $299K Near-beach lot with sunset views, Sanibel River Estates $199K Lowest-price condo on Sanibel, great starter $149K Business is picking up. We ar e looking for new listings. Already sold this year by The SanibelSusan Team: 1797 Serenity Ln in Gumbo Limbo, 1214 Par View Dr in Beachview Country Club Estates, Sundial S301, Pointe Santo C23, 210 Daniel Drive in Seagull Estates, Seashells #20, 1918 Woodring Rd, Camino del Mar lot, 542 North Yachtsman in Sanibel Estates, 555 Piedmont Rd (under contract) & Mariner Pointe #1043 (under contract) 888-603 0603 472 HOME (4663) Zonta Foundation Presents $8,900 To SWFASThe Zonta Foundation of Southwest Florida has awarded an $8,900 grant to Southwest Florida Addiction Services (SWFAS) to provide educational needs for women recovering from substance abuse at SWFAS Transitional Living Center on Dixie Parkway in Fort Myers. The money will be used to purchase computers, software and educational materials for about 25 women in recovery to enable them to complete coursework and file job applications. The overall goal is to help women in recovery obtain the skills they need to earn a living wage and become selfsufficient in the workplace. We are so grateful to the women of Zonta who have so graciously supported our women for many years, said Transitional Living Center Director Rosemary Boisvert. Our goal is to remove the barriers that prevent them from being successful. If they need financial assistance for tuition, we can help with that. If they need help with supplies or transportation to get to school or training, we can assist with that as well. We have been very fortunate to have this long lasting relationship with the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva. The Zonta Club gives our women far more than dollars. They also give of themselves, Boisvert added. Zonta has been a partner with the women in the SWFAS Transitional Living Center since 2000 and has provided grants totaling $65,724 to support the needs of women recovering from substance abuse. SWFAS opened the 16-bed womens halfway house at the SWFAS Transitional Living Center in 2009. The womens facility provides treatment for 40 to 50 women per year who have completed the residential treatment program and moved into the halfway house for extended treatment. SWFAS is the most comprehensive substance abuse treatment and prevention program in Southwest Florida, serving 6,000 people per year from ages 9 to 90. SWFAS offers outpatient and residential programs for both adults and youngsters from five locations in Lee County and two in Hendry County. In addition, SWFAS provides detoxification services for adults, prevention programming, and an Employee Assistance Program for about 50 Southwest Florida businesses. For more information, contact Boisvert at 338-2977 or visit www.swfas. org. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
SANIBEL CAPTIVA SANIBEL CAPTIVA SANIBEL CAPTIVA SANIBEL CAPTIVA SANIBEL SANIBEL FORT MYERS SANIBEL SANIBEL Follow us on 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths Spacious and All on One Level Peaceful Views of Golf Course Large, Solar Heated Pool $858,900 MLS 2110322 Cathy Rosario 239.464.2249BEACHVIEW COUNTY CLUB Colonial East Indies Style-8BD/7.5BA Oversized, Heated Pool, Tennis Court, Boat Dock Coconut Cottage 1BD Guest House Included Private Beach Access & More $3,990,000 MLS 2801386 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435THE SANDHURST ESTATE ON CAPTIVA 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths Beautifully Updated Private Estate Unparalleled Gulf Views Wraparound Lanais & Gorgeous Pool $3,395,000 MLS 2110707 Jane Reader Weaver 239.472.1302SANIBELS FINEST SUBDIVISION 2BD/3BA with Whimsical, Eclectic Dcor Large Roof Top Deck Lushly Landscaped Pool/Spa/Patio Bayfront Deck, Fireplace and So Much More $1,749,000 MLS 2111332 John & Denice Beggs 239.357.5500EXPANSIVE BAY VIEWS Updated 2BD/2BA Unit Bay, Canal & Marina Views Large Upscale Kitchen Pools, Fishing Pier, Boat Dockage $599,000 MLS 2120251 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984PREMIER MARINER POINTE 5BD/6.5BA with Deep Water Dock Relaxed Balance of Indoor/Outdoor Living Open Design and Breathtaking Vistas Multi-Level Lanais, Pool & Spa $7,995,000 MLS 2801546 McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888GULF TO BAY BEACH HOUSE 2 Bedrooms, 2-Baths Stunning Gulf Views Great Amenities Fully Furnished $644,500 MLS 2100534 Sally Davies 239.691.3319SANDPIPER BEACH Blind Pass on West End of Sanibel 2 Bedrooms/2Baths, Remodeled Virtual Tour @ www.BlindPassA105.info Pool, Tennis & Convenient to Captiva $410,000 MLS 2120116 Bob & Viv Radigan 239.691.6240BEACH COTTAGE THEMED CONDO 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths Direct Access on Very Large Lot 160 Sea Wall Canal Frontage Dock Accommodates Multiple Boats $1,195,000 MLS 2111003 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984TRUE CAPTAINS HOME 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms Gorgeous Lake Views Elevated Pool Area Covered Lanai Vaulted Ceilings, New Impact Windows $649,000 MLS 2111114 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435LITTLE LAKE MUREX Five Bedrooms, Six Bathrooms Oversize Pool, Tennis Court, Dock Over an Acre of Land Expansive Master Suite $3,650,000 MLS 2120397 Sarah Ashton 239.691.4915MAJESTIC RIVER FRONT HOME! Furnished 3BD/3BA with Gulf Side Pool Beautiful Private Setting Over 1 Acre Beach Cottage Feel with over 2,400 S.F. Originally Priced at $3,600,00-seller says sell! $2,195,000 MLS 2110997 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435CHATEAUX BEACH FRONT 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms Olde Florida Style-on 1 Acre + Wood Floors/Two Story Ceilings Private Elevator/Large Pool $2,500,000 MLS 2101298 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984SPECTACULAR NEAR BEACH ESTATE CAPTIVA Second Floor Gulf Views 2BD/2BA at South Seas Great Vacation Getaway Rental Options Available $595,000 MLS 2110268 Fred Newman & Vicki Panico 239.826.2704SUNSET BEACH VILLAS 3BD/2BA, Wood Floors Throughout Screened, Heated Pool All New Appliances/Kitchen Shows Like a Model Home $320,000 MLS 2120502 McMurray & Nette 239.292.7533GORGEOUS COLONIAL SHORES HOME CAPTIVA SANIBEL 2BD/2.5BA Carefree Gulf-Front Living Free Standing Townhome Style Condominium East End Location & Panoramic Views Two-Story Ceilings, Granite & More $1,395,000 MLS 2120027 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984CYPRINA BEACHFORT MYERS 1870 Clayton Court Ft. Myers, FL 33907 239.689.7653 BONITA SPRINGS26811 S. Tamiami Trail Bonita Springs, FL 34134239.992.9100 SANIBEL ISLAND 959 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239.472.0078 CAPTIVA ISLAND 15050 Captiva Drive Captiva, FL 33924 239.472.0078 NAPLES 601 Fifth Ave S Naples, FL 34102 239.213.9100 NAPLES 3000 Tamiami Trail N Naples, FL 34103 239.213.9100 SANIBEL ISLAND 1997 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239.472.0078 CAPTIVA ISLAND11499 Andy Rosse Lane Captiva, FL 33924 239.472.0078 NAPLES 589 Fifth Ave S Naples, FL 34103 239.261.9101We make it easy. You make it home.RoyalShellRealEstate.com (800) 805.0168 Real Estate 3B ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 2012
ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 20124B Hortoons Read us online at IslandSunNews.com American Legion Post 123 EventsThis Saturday, May 5, American Legion Post 123 will host a Cinco de Mayo celebration, serving tacos and enchiladas all day long. Then on Sunday, May 6, spaghetti and meatballs will be served from noon to 9 p.m. Every Monday night, Post 123 hosts a 9-ball pool tournament starting at 6 p.m. Spectators and new players are always welcome to attend. This weeks winner of the first match was Peter Mindel. Jack Dalton took second. The second match winner was Richard McCurry, with Dennis Bender taking second. Texas Holdem is played every Thursday at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. New players are welcome to join in. Every Friday, a six-ounce ribeye steak sandwich is on the menu all day. Other menu items include a half-pound burger. Food is served all day, every day. The public is welcome. American Legion Post 123 is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 9 p.m., located at Mile Marker 3 on SanibelCaptiva Road. For more information, call 472-9979. Buying, Selling or just want to chat... Talk to Chuck! Buying, Selling or just want to chat... Talk to Chuck! Outstanding Agent! Outstanding Results! Outstanding Agent! Outstanding Results! 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 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. Weekly rentals. Beautifully landscaped. Weekly 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 $255,000Tennis Place C-35 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. Nice 3BR/2BA lake front, elevated pool home. Nice 3BR/2BA lake front, elevated pool home. Enjoy gorgeous water views and nightly sunsets. Enjoy gorgeous water views and nightly sunsets. Lg great room w/vaulted ceiling...opens to lanai. Lg great room w/vaulted ceiling...opens to lanai. Beautifully furnished. Large enclosed pool/lanai. Beautifully furnished. Large enclosed pool/lanai. Great location... only a short walk to the beach. Great location... only a short walk to the beach. $629,000 $629,000673 East Rocks 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 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 BACK ON MARKET
5B ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 2012The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club is currently accepting applications for two college scholarships for the 2012-13 academic year, each with its own special requirements. The deadline for applying for these scholarships has been extended until Tuesday, May 15. The Rotary Club of Sanibel Captiva has a long tradition of providing scholarships to students with outstanding academic achievement and financial need. The amount of the scholarship will be governed by the annual budget of the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Trust Fund. No scholarship will be less than $3,000 annually, and will be disbursed in increments of $1,500 per semester (fall/spring). The scholarship may be renewed for up to the fourth year of college to students who maintain superior scholastic performance and financial need. Students must live on Sanibel Island, have parents that work on the island or some connection with Sanibel. Over the years, the outstanding scholarship recipients have gone on to excel in their careers and become active members in their communities. The Dick Aldrich Scholarship Dick Aldrich exemplified all the qualities of a fine Rotarian. He was active Rotary Club member for 20 years and served on numerous committees. Dick lived the Rotary motto of Service Above Self. The funds for this scholarship came from fellow Rotarians, his many Sanibel friends and family. The Rotary Club matched all funds received from those honoring Dicks memory. The recipient of this award can attend any post secondary higher education school they choose and must meet the requirements spelled out in the application, available as a download at www.sanibelrotary.org. This is a one-year scholarship. It will be renewed on a yearto-year basis, with all previous recipients and new applicants being considered each year. The Bill Angst Florida Gulf Coast University Scholarship This scholarship is named in honor of Bill Angst, a former president of the Sanibel Water Commission Board and past president of the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club. Bill was very active in the community and the blub. The recipient must go to the Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers and meet the requirements spelled out in the application, available as a download at www.sanibelrotary.org. This is a four year scholarship, given that the recipient continues to meet the requirements of the scholarship application of need and grade average. A third 2012-13 Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club scholarship, The Jimmy Traucht University of Florida Rotary Scholarship, has been award to Morgan Brown for $5,000 for continuing studies at the University of Florida. This scholarship is named in honor of Jimmy Traucht, son of Mr. Dick Traucht, a founding member of the local Rotary Club. Throughout his career, Dick was very active in Rotary, having been secretary for eight years and being on or the head of every major committee. His leadership and guidance was the driving force behind start and the establishment of the Rotary Clubs Arts & Crafts Fair. This is a four-year scholarship, given that the recipient continues to meet the requirements of the scholarship application of need and grade average. For more information, call Dan Cohn, Scholarship Committee chairman, at 4723121 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. San-Cap Rotary Club Scholarship Application Deadline Extended 19th Annual 19th Annual Sam Baileys Islands Night Sam Baileys Islands Night Wednesday, May 16th Wednesday, May 16th Lee County Sports Complex Lee County Sports Complex Ft. Myers Miracle Ft. Myers Miracle vs. vs. Charlotte Stone Crabs Charlotte Stone CrabsGates Open at 5:30 PM Pre-Game Parade & Ceremony Start at 6:15 PM Game to followSponsors Wanted Call Baileys 472-1516*** Business And Individuals Welcome ***All Proceeds Go To Help Local Charities 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. Our email address is email@example.com
Around The Islands With AnneCollectible Beads Make Great Gifts For Mothers Dayby Anne MitchellSo-called story beads, pretty charms that can be strung on a bracelet or necklace, make a perfectly thoughtful gift for many occasions, especially Mothers Day, which is coming up next weekend. Several island jewelry stores carry various brands created from gold, silver, semi-precious and precious stones and ceramic, and you will find plenty that will speak to your mother and perhaps shared memories. One of the foremost collections is Chamilia, carried by The Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry. To celebrate the upcoming event, next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, May 8 to 10, Cedar Chest is holding a Mothers Day Garden Party along with storewide offers. For instance, purchase $100 of Chamilia items and receive a free Mothers Day bead, while supplies last. During the event, you can enter a drawing for a free Garden Party bracelet worth $570 when you make a $50 purchase. To add to the garden party ambiance, the store will serve homemade refreshments, giveaway gifts and hold hourly drawings. The Cedar Chest is in Tahitian Gardens, 1983 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 4722876. Jewelry of all kinds is such a popular purchase for Mothers Day, you might want to check out selections at other island stores located from the east end of Sanibel to the center. They include Renes Artisans of Fine Jewelry, 455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 472-5544; The Sanibel Island Bookshop, 1571 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 4725223; Sanibel Diamond Store, 1700 Periwinkle Way (Jerrys Shopping Center), phone (800) 850-6605; Congress Jewelers, Periwinkle Place Shops 2075 Periwinkle Way #35, phone 472-4177; Lily & Co. Jewelers, 520 Tarpon Bay Road, phone 472-2888. Special meals and outings, clothing, pampering and flowers also make great gifts to show mom your love and appreciation. According to the annual National Retail Federation survey, over half (54.3 percent) of all who celebrate the day will treat mom to a nice dinner or brunch, spending $3.4 billion. Additionally, consumers will shell out $1.3 billion on personal services such as a trip to a day spa. And you dont have to go overseas to get those gifts. Sanibel and Captiva offer flower shops, spas and lots of great places for a special meal, which brings me to some dining news. The Jacaranda at 1223 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, is now taking reservations for Mothers Day, phone 472-1771. Mothers are especially welcome at Il Cielo on May 13 between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. Phone 472-5555 for reservations. Il Tesoro Italian Ristorante owners, Chef AJ Black and his wife, Joelene, have been listening closely to their customers and they recently announced some changes and seasonal specials. For example, from noon to 4 p.m. daily, there will be a wine, antipasto, espresso and dessert menu available for sit down or to go. In addition, all wines by the glass will be buy one, get one free during the hours of noon to 5:30 p.m. with the purchase of an entre or appetizer. Il Tesoro carries a selection of fine wines and invites you to take advantage of special discounts on multiple bottles. Get 20 percent off when you buy two; 30 percent on three bottles; 40 percent off four; and 50 percent off five or more. This is for a limited time and purchases must be made from noon to 5 p.m. You may stay for dinner and enjoy one or two if you like with no corkage fee when you stay to drink one of the wines you purchased, suggests Joelene Black. The summer menu at Il Tesoro has some changes and additions. There is now the option of half pastas and half order risottos as well as softer prices for wines by the glass starting at $9, and bottles of house vintages starting at $30 per bottle. By the way, Il Tesoro is featured on the cover of JetBlues RSW Living magazine that is available on the airlines flights to and from major cities including New York and Chicago. Il Tesoro is at 751 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel, phone 395-4022. LIVE ON THE ISLANDS Traditions on the Beach at the Island Inn has live entertainment nightly. This weeks lineup includes: Friday, dancing to Joe McCormick and singer Barbara Smith; Saturday, closed for private event; 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, Woody Brubaker on the piano, saxophone, and vocals; Wednesday, Prime Rib & Prime Jazz with Father Al & the Jazz Congregation featuring vocalist Mr. Swing Paul Ventura performing smooth jazz classics; Thursday, dancing to Joe McCormick with popular favorites and smooth vocal stylings, R&B, jazz and pop. Traditions is at 3111 West Gulf Drive, phone 472-4559. Cips Place has live music from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday with Jimmy G on steel drums. Steve Scooter Reynolds performs Thursday and Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. Cips is at 2055 Periwinkle Way. Phone 472-0223. The Jacaranda has entertainment nightly from 7 to 11 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, various artists are featured. On Sunday, its Jamaica Dave & Co., reggae and dance; Monday, Renata, jazz, contemporary music and dance; Tuesday, Steve Scooter Reynolds, accoustic guitar, contemporary music and dance; Wednesday, Buckeye Ken, contemporary, Top 40 and blues; Thursday, 2 Hot, contemporary, reggae and dance. The Jacaranda is at 1223 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-1771. Traders features music by Chris Workman Wednesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. and Danny Morgan and Friends on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. Traders is at 1551 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-7242. The Stone Crab A Shrimp & Seafood House features Steve Reynolds on Wednesdays, Gene Federico on Thursdays and Slow Deal on Fridays and Saturdays. The restaurant is at 2761 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, phone 472-0305. Chips Sanibel Steakhouse features Michael David playing light classical guitar on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The steakhouse is at 1473 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-5700. The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn on Captiva has entertainment Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Crab races are Mondays and Thursdays with the family show at 5:30 p.m. and grownup races at 9 p.m. The Crows Nest is at 15951 Captiva Drive, phone 472-5161. The Island Cow on Periwinkle Way has live entertainment from 6 to 9:30 p.m. nightly. The line-up: Monday, Dan Confrey; Tuesday, Jeff Key; Wednesday, Ken Wasiniak; Thursday, Diana Lynn; Friday, Greg Watts; Saturday, Diana Lynn; and Sunday, Ken Wasiniak. Phone 4720606. RC Otters, 11506 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, has live music daily with dining inside and out, phone 395-1142. Live entertainment at George & Wendys Sanibel Seafood Grille : W ednesdays, Robbie Hutto, guitar and vocals; Thursdays Karaoke; Fridays Anthony Wayne, guitar and vocals; and Saturdays, alternating, Bill Metts, folk guitar and vocals and John Memeli, keyboard and vocals. All performances start at 8 p.m. except Karaoke, 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. The front cover of JetBlues in-flight magazine RSW Living, featuring Il Tesoro Italian Ristorante and its owners Chamilia bead bracelet from Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry Chamilia bead bracelet featuring red roses for Mothers Day 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. ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 20126B 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; firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note on emails: Class of 2012. Photos will be returned upon request.
ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 20128B Dunes Womens Golf ResultsDunes Womens Golf Association results from Friday, April 27, format: 4 person, 5 club scramble, are: 1st Karen Hendricks 41.5 Claudia Finzen Betsy Cox Adrienne Cross 2nd Anne Frymoyer 42 Ann McDonald Lee Bogan Barbara Chappell 3 rd Irmingard Markusch 42.25 Sally Knaub Doris Dewitt Judy Yenkole Chip Ins: June Muench Annie Wainwright Sally Knaub Doris Dewitt. Karen Hendricks Ann McDonald Doris Dewitt Betsy Cox Barbara Chappell June Muench Claudia Finzen Lee Bogan Judy Yenkole Adrienne Cross Anne Frymoyer Irmingard Markusch Sally Knaub Annie WainwrightAwful Pitching, Lack Of Offense Killing The Miami Marlins Not What Was Expected From Huge Payrollby Ed FrankEnding the first month of the 2012 baseball season dead last in the National League Eastern Division having lost eight of their last 11 games is not exactly what the newlook Miami Marlins envisioned after spending $191 million in the off-season to sign three All-Stars. And its not what was expected in order to draw fans to their new 37,000-seat Marlins Ballpark. The Marlins departed Monday on a nine-game road trip starting in San Francisco with a 8-14 record and less than inspiring performances from their newly-acquired All-Stars: shortstop Jose Reyes, closer Heath Bell and veteran starting pitcher Mark Buehrle. Here are their stats for the first month: Reyes a .220 batting average, with only 3 RBIs Bell more blown saves (3) than saves (2) and a whopping 10.80 ERA. Buehrle 1-4 for the season, including a loss Monday to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Also new to the Marlins roster is pitcher Carlos Zambrano, who was traded away by the Chicago Cubs after years of causing dissension. The Cubs are paying most of his $18-million salary. So far, Zambrano is 0-2 in his new uniform. In addition to their woeful pitching, the lack of hitting is equally to blame for their awful start. They began the week with a team batting average of .202 on the road and a slightly better .252 at home. During a recent six-game losing streak, they went all six games without getting more than six hits a new franchise worst. Symptomatic of the Marlins problems is 2009 National League Rookie of the Year Chris Coghlan, who has been demoted to the minor leagues for the second straight year. The 26-year-old Coghlan was hitting an anemic .118 in 34 at-bats mostly off the bench. A year ago, he hit .230 in the Majors and.271 with three minor league teams. Compare these stats with his Rookie of the Year record of a .321 batting average. Also sent to the minors was reliever Mike Dunn, who had a 9.53 ERA. There is one bright note, however. The Marlins drew 30,000-plus for all three games last weekend. But thats about all that is good for the Marlins in the first month of the season. Everblades Tied In Conference Finals The Florida Everblades hockey team began the week tied 1-1 with Kalamazoo in the Eastern Conference Finals of the ECHL. After splitting the first two games on Kalamazoo ice, the Everblades can take the upper hand in this best-of-seven series with games three, four and five played here this week at Germain Arena, Game three was Wednesday night. Game four is Thursday and game five tonight, Friday, at 7:30 p.m. If the final two games are necessary, the teams will return to Kalamazoo. continued on page 10B Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the Difference
ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 201210B From page 8BMiami MarlinsFlorida began the series skating to a 2-0 victory over the Wings, but dropped the second game 3-2. Playoff tickets are available at the Germain Arena box office or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000. Tarpons First To Clinch Playoff Slot The Florida Tarpons ran their season record to 6-0 last weekend with a 58-26 victory over the bankrupt Mississippi Hound Dogs, a team that has now been taken over by the Fort Myers-based Ultimate Indoor Football League. Both the Tarpons and the league are co-owned by Andrew Haines. He said the Hound Dogs will complete the regular season as a traveling squad, adding, Its not a good situation, but we will make the best of it. Florida had been scheduled to play the Hound Dogs again May 26 in Tupelo, Miss, but that game will be shifted to Germain, a move that will provide added revenue for the local franchise. The Tarpons victory last Saturday was sparked by quarterback Chris Wallace who threw for six touchdowns. It was before a franchise-best 4,808 fans at Germain Arena. Florida returns to Germain this Sunday against the 4-2 Lakeland Raiders. Kickoff is 5:30 p.m. The game was moved to Sunday as the Florida Everblades have a playoff hockey game Friday night at Germain. Struggling Miracle Shuffles Roster Three new faces will greet Miracle fans this weekend as the team struggled with a 9-14 season record early this week. Promoted to Fort Myers from the Minnesota Twins LowA farm club Beloit were pitchers Madison Boer and Nelvin Fuentes and outfielder Danny Ortiz. At the same time, Miracle pitchers B.J. Hermsen and Caleb Thielbar have been promoted to Double-A New Britain. Fort Myers has a four-game home stand this weekend against Lakeland starting tonight at 7:05 p.m. at Hammond Stadium. The Saturday start is 6:05 p.m., the Sunday matinee at 1:05 p.m. and the series concludes with a Monday morning game at 10:35 a.m. Boer comes to the Miracle with a 2-2 record and 3.58 ERA at Beloit and Fuentes, a reliever, compiled a 2.45 ERA in 11 innings pitched. Ortiz was hitting .299 at Beloit with a pair of homers and 13 RBIs. Hermsen and Thielbar were two of the Miracles most effective pitchers. Hermsen had allowed only two earned runs in 23 innings while Thielbar hadnt allowed a single earned run in 19 2/3 innings. Beachview Mens Golfers Finish Last Rounds Of Seasonsubmitted by Jack TukeyLast week, the Beachview Mens Golf Association played their last two rounds of the 2011-12 season. On April 24, the men played a two best ball net event and winners were Admiral Roger Thiftshauser, Dick Waterhouse, Bill Stell and Bill Sartoris with a score of 112. In second place with a score of 115 was the foursome of Mike Zembko, Jim Mulka, Roger Cogswell and Rene Lohser. On April 28, the men played a variable better ball format: two best net balls on par threes and par fours and one best ball on par fives. Seven threesomes participated in the last event of the season and Bill Stells group won again, with Ralph Barton who carries two drivers and putted extremely well and Fred Too Tall Zimmer, who walks the course and hits monster drives. Their final winning score was 101. Two groups tied with scores of 105 and a scorecard playoff determined that second place was awarded to Jim Sauer, Rich Rompala and Jack Tukey. Third place went to the team of President Jerry Mader, David Smith and Dick Chocol. It was a great year and almost every member won something during the season. A special thank you to the Island Sun for printing our results and our pictures each week. We look forward to doing it all over again starting this coming November. April 28 winners Fred Zimmer, Ralph Baron and Bill Stell Beachview Mens Golf Association players on the last day of the 2011-12 season 1. Ken Griffey Jr., 1997-99. 2. Yastrzemski (3,308) tops Musial (3,026) and Ripken (3,001). 3. It was 1969 (the Pasadena Bowl). 4. Eight -Phil Jackson (11), Gregg Popovich (four), Pat Riley (three), Chuck Daly (two), Rudy Tomjanovich (two), Larry Brown (one), Rick Carlisle (one) and Doc Rivers (one). 5. Bostons Frank Brimsek in 1938-39. 6. The Los Angeles Galaxy had a plus-41 goal differential in 1998. 7. Don Carter, in 1958. ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ 1. Name the first center fielder to lead the American League in home runs for three consecutive years. 2. Who played the most major-league games with only one team: Stan Musial, Cal Ripken Jr. or Carl Yastrzemski? 3. When was the last time before 2010 that San Diego States football team won a bowl game? 4. How many head coaches have won an NBA championship in the past 25 seasons (1987-2011)? 5. Who was the last goaltender before St. Louis Brian Elliott in the 201112 season to allow two or fewer goals in each of his first 12 games? 6. What team holds the Major League Soccer record for best goal differential for a season? 7. Who was the first president of the Pro Bowlers Association?Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email email@example.com
11B ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 2012Dunes Nifty NinersThe Dunes Golf Club announced the Nifty Niners event results from Wednesday, April 25. Closest To The Pin (Both players had the same distance) Peggy Hogg Willie Winkler Longest Putt Made Judy Yenkole Chip-Ins/Birdies Judy Yenkole (Hole #9) Birdie Jeanne Mallon (Hole #5) Birdie Sue Norpell (Holes #4 and #5) ChipIn for Birdie Lesley Simmons (Hole #3) Chip-In for Birdie Lesley Simmons (Hole #7) Chip-In Nifty Niners Play At South SeasThe Dunes Nifty Niners closed their seasonal league play with a golf outing at South Seas Island Resort golf course on Captiva Island. Following play, members celebrated the end of a wonderful season of golf and friendship with a luncheon at The Captiva Yacht Club. Prizes were awarded for the days play to: Judy Yenkole for longest putt, Willie Winkler and Peggy Hogg (tie) for closest to the pin. Dunes Mens GolfThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club announced the Mens Golf Association event results from Wednesday, April 25. Format: 4 man 2 Best Quota Points 1st Jim Boughton +18* Jim Burkholder Dan Alton And McKelvey 2nd Terry Finzen +18 Jerry Nichols Dave Jones 3rd Bob Schoen +16 Dan Perkins Knud Christensen Robert Orr Won scorecard playoff Interclub Qualifier Results Bob Rohl (automatic qualifier) Dave Jones +8 Bob Kent +5 Ed Greenberg +4 Bill Hotchkiss +4 Ron Leavitt 0 Doug Mallon 0 Dan Alton 0 Knud Christensen -1 Jack Roberts -2 Joe Raboy -3 Phil Pilibosian -5 First Alternate: Jim Boughton The event will be held on Wednesday, May 9 at Gulf Harbour. Olympic Legend Beamon Soars As New Ambassador For Beyond SportNearly 44 years after Olympian Bob Beamon shattered both the world and Olympic records in the long jump during the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City, he continues to share passion for sport and art as a tool for social change as a newly appointed ambassador for Beyond Sport. Beyond Sport is a global organization that promotes, develops and supports the use of sport to create positive social change across the world. Beamon joins fellow Olympians including Michael Johnson, Nawal El Moutawakel, Dame Kelly Holmes and Lord Sebastian Coe as a Beyond Sport Ambassadors headed by Beyond Sports Patron, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the chairman of the Beyond Sport Ambassadors, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Beamon has long since used his personal story of overcoming an upbringing dotted with violence and poverty to achieve excellence through art and sport. He has had a lifetime commitment to be a stand-out example of how sport can be used to overcome adversity. As CEO for the Art of the Olympians Museum and Gallery (AOTO), Beamon works to connect Olympians to promote the highest ideals of humanity with their creative talents through the sport/art relationship by providing programs of art, education, sport and cultural outreach to inspire the world. AOTO is working to bring Olympic values to the forefront of youth education; an effort that provides synergy to the work of Beyond Sport, said Beamon. Nick Keller, founder of Beyond Sport, said, Bob Beamons sporting achievements, culminating in that amazing jump in 1968, stand out amongst the most incredible accomplishments of the last century. The incredible thing about Bob, though, is that he has gone beyond sport 1968 was not the end of his story, but has instead been the platform that has helped him to achieve so much in business and in terms of social change. We are delighted to welcome him as a Beyond Sport Ambassador. As one of his first duties as a Beyond Sport Ambassador, Beamon will serve on a committee for the Beyond Sport Awards, which provide support worth $3 million annually to projects across the world that use sport to address issues within their communities. The winners of the Beyond Sport Awards 2012 will be announced at this years Beyond Sport Summit, to be staged in London, England from July 23 to 25. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Member Of The Month The City of Sanibel Recreation Department recognizes Member of the Month Bill Kenworthy. Kenworthy has been a resident of Sanibel for seven years and has been a member of the Sanibel Recreation Center since the facility opened in December 2007. He joined to work on physical conditioning and favors the lap pool for his workouts. Kenworthy has been able to stay flexible and conditioned after two back surgeries by utilizing the weight room and the lap pool. He said, The staff working at this facility really make this place rated one to 10, a 10. The lifeguards, maintenance, and office staff all make it a pleasure to come here. Kenworthy spent 40 years piloting ships on the Delaware River, Chesapeake Canal and the Delaware Canal. He also enjoys flying planes. He loved participating triathlons, especially the Hawaiian Ironman Triathlon. Kenworthy has two daughters and is now happy to be living on Sanibel for six and a half months of the year. The Sanibel Recreation Center is at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily, weekly, semi-annual and annual memberships are available. For more information call 4720345 or visit the website at www.mysanibel.com. Bill Kenworthy 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
ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 201212B Tee Time For Tots To Benefit SWFL Child CareSouthwest Florida golfers have the opportunity to win a free 2012 Audi A6 when they register for the third annual Tee Time For Tots Child Care Golf Tournament Saturday, June 9. The car is being offered by sponsor Audi Fort Myers to anyone who scores a hole in one on a designated hole during the tournament at Pelican Preserve Golf Club, 10571 Veneto Drive, near Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. The Audi A6 will be shown on the golf course during the tournament. Whoever hits a hole in one that day will take outright ownership of the car at the tournament. Anyone who would like to see the Audi beforehand also may visit the showroom at 15875 S. Tamiami Trail in South Fort Myers. Many people dont realize that the cost of child care is the third largest expense in the family budget after housing and food, said Linda McNabb, director of development of Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc. Many of our families simply cannot afford this necessary child care expense without some help. Thats where this golf tournament can assist families in need. The tourney will begin with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start with prizes awarded for closest to the pin and longest drive for both men and women. Beverages will be served on the course throughout the morning. An awards ceremony and raffle will take place during lunch. Four levels of sponsorship are available: Eagle Sponsor $1,500, includes four golfers and lunch for four; program recognition; one tee sign, and website recognition. Birdie Sponsor $750, includes four golfers and lunch for four; one tee sign, and program recognition. Specialty Sponsor $500, includes signage, program and website recognition and choice of sponsoring one of the following: longest drive, closest to the pin, putting contest,hole in one, breakfast, lunch or beverage cart. Tee Sign Sponsor $150 Individual golfers may register for $100 and receive lunch and a goodie bag in addition to a day of golf. Lunch and raffle tickets (no golf) are available for $50 each. To register for the tournament, visit www.ccswfl.org. For more information about sponsorships, call McNabb at 4251017. Dunes Mixed Golf The Dunes Mixed Golf results from Sunday, April 29, format: 1,2,3 best ball of 4, are: 1st Bob Rohl 106 Roberta Rohl Jim Boughton Lesley Simmons 2nd Knud Christensen 114 Grethe Christensen Frank Cassavell Barbra Cassavell 3rd John Frymoyer 116 Anne Frymoyer Hank Humphrey Ann Humphrey 4th Ray Galligan 118 Jana Stone Jack Chestnut Fay Chestnut Closest to the Hole: #9 Jerry Nichols #2 Nancy Greenberg Children at play at the Community Childrens Center in Lehigh Acres Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org Dunes Womens Final Day Of League PlayThe Dunes Womens Golf Association ended the season with President Karen Hendricks choice of the game to be played. The format was a four-person/five-club scramble. There were good-byes, hugs and good wishes resounding throughout the pavilion. These happy ladies are off to travel, visit family, celebrate special family events and play golf up north before returning to Sanibel next fall to start a new season! The winners were: 1st Place: Karen Hendricks Claudia Finzen Betsy Cox Adrienne Cross 2nd Place: Anne Frymoyer Ann McDonald Lee Bogan Barbara Chappell 3rd Place: Irmingard Markusch Sally Knaub Doris DeWitt Judy Yenkole Chip Ins: June Muench Annie Wainright Sally Knaub Doris DeWitt The Dunes Womens Golf Association on their final day of league play To those who are hungry, $20 is a fortune. But $20 can feed a family of four for a week, thanks to the...Harry Chapin Food Bank!The Food Bank can acquire $6 of nutritious food for every $1 you donate, turning your $20 into a weeks worth of meals for a family of four...Thank you for your generosity! Scan to connect to the Food Bank! r. . Mail your tax-deductible donation to: The Harry Chapin Food Bank 3760 Fowler Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 Call (239) 334-7007 Or donate online at: www.harrychapinfoodbank.org FOREIGN & DOMESTIC BUMPER TOBUMPER OIL CHANGE SPECIAL $17.99 (up to 5 qts.)Lic No. MV 81675 HOURS: M-F: 9am 5:30pm Sat & Sun: By Appt.Ich spreche DeutschRandys Auto Repair, LLCwww.RandysAutoRepairLLC.com16191 San Carlos Blvd, Ste 1Fort Myers, FL 33908Tel. 267-2556
13B ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 2012Around the dinner table one recent evening, my family discussed this upcoming summer activities. Our oldest daughter, currently a high school junior, will be participating in a university program while our other two daughters will be attending overnight camp for a month. You are very lucky to be able to do these things, I lectured, reminding my kids of my own modest upbringing while trying to instill a sense of appreciation of how hard my wife and I have to work to be able to provide these kinds of experiences. How much does all of this cost? our youngest daughter asked. Too much! I exclaimed. Well, how much do you make so that we can go to camp? she continued. Thats none of your business, I answered without answering. Theres a fine line between educating your children as to the cost of things in the real world yet not letting them know too much of your personal business. As your children become adults, theres a split of opinion as to how much they should know about your income and finances. On the one hand, you may want your adult children to know almost everything, for if you should become incapacitated theyll be able to manage your investments, write your checks, pay your bills and keep your affairs in order. But on the other hand, most people are at least a little uncomfortable opening up their private financial matters to the next generation. Sometimes its from a fear that the children will expect financial assistance and gifts when theyre perfectly capable of providing for themselves. Other times its a simple desire to be independent. It could also be more delicate in second marriage situations where the children might look askance at their stepparents spending habits. You should know, however, that your estate plan might be open for all of your children to see unless you take certain precautions. Many estate plans contain trusts that continue on for the surviving spouses lifetime and then terminate at the surviving spouses death to the children. This is typical in estate plans that contain tax planning, and can also be found in many plans for clients who have second marriages where there is a desire to provide for the surviving spouse, but have the assets revert to the bloodline after the stepparents passing. Florida law, as do most other state laws, provide that after the grantor of the estate or trust dies, and where the trust continues on for the lifetime of one person (usually the surviving spouse) and then terminates to others (usually the children), that all of the beneficiaries present and future are entitled to a copy of the trust as well as an annual accounting. The annual accounting would reveal the assets of the trust and the current values, income earned, expenses paid, distributions made, capital gains and losses and other significant transactions. It is important to note that while the grantor of the trust is alive, there is no annual accounting requirement. This requirement only occurs once the grantor has died and the trust (or a trust created under a will) continues on for others. Many of my clients dont want the children to have the information an accounting would provide until both of the spouses have passed on. In other words, dad doesnt want mom to have to account to the children after his death what his trust is worth and how much income it generates for mom. But that is exactly what most state laws require. But theres a way around the accounting requirement. Dad can name a Designated Representative in his documents. The Designated Representative (who cannot be one of the beneficiaries or a trustee of the trust) would receive the accountings on behalf of the beneficiaries but would not have the obligation to share the accounting with the beneficiaries. You might wonder why there would be the legal requirement of an accounting in the first place. The answer lies in the ability of a trustee to commit fraud outside of the purview of any court. The object of most trusts is to avoid a public process. But the downside is that there is little oversight of a trustee. Therefore, the law provides that once someone dies, the affected parties (the beneficiaries) have the right to review the trustees activities. This can be particularly troublesome when the surviving spouse is also the trustee. When the surviving spouse is named as the trustee, then she wears two hats. One hat is as the trustee who is responsible for watching out for all of the beneficiaries and the other hat is as the primary income beneficiary for her lifetime. Like when I discussed our family summer activities, I wanted to draw a line as to what the kids should know and what they didnt need to know. Many clients feel the same way about their trusts. So if you want to draw the proverbial line for your adult children, you need to do so in your estate plan now, while you are still around and competent to do so. Otherwise the surviving spouse of the two of you might not be able to tell your children, Mind your own business! Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Will PowerMYOB (Mind Your Own Business)by Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA AUTHORIZED DEALER FOR CAESARSTONE QUARTZ SURFACE Main Show Room 2330 Palm Ridge Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957 in the Hungry Heron Plaza(239) 395-2525 Fax (239) 395-2373Serving Sanibel and Captiva Island for 34 yearsFREE ESTIMATESPRIORITY DEALER CARPETING flooring...carpet ceramic tile wood marble vinylPLANTATION SHUTTERS 2 weeks delivery Custom Upholstery FREEKitchen Sink with any Cambria Countertop Order Over 50 S/F COUNTERTOPS ... 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ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 201214B Edison National Bank Seeks Donations Of Personal Items For At-Risk County StudentsEdison National Bank/Bank of the Islands has launched collection sites for donated personal items and charitable donations to help Lee Countys most at-risk students. In addition to tax-deductible cash contributions, requested items include deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs, hairbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, moisturizer, cologne, perfume, feminine hygiene products, liquid and bar soaps, large band-aids and all sizes of socks, belts and polo shirts. It may surprise people to learn that some of our students do not have access to showers and the simple personal items that we take for granted, said Robbie B. Roepstorff, Edison National Bank president and The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools board chair. By donating new items like hairbrushes and toothpaste, or a tax-deductible gift so such items can be purchased, each and every one of us can discreetly make a difference in their school day experiences. This Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands collection drive is being conducted in partnership with The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. Through the Foundations Teacher Resource Center and its Discretionary Funds Initiative, donations of personal grooming products and clothing items are available for teachers to pick up as needed. The teachers then allow the students to take showers at school and help provide them with whatever they require to be ready for their day in the classroom. We are so grateful that Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands has made their offices available for this collection effort, said The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools president and CEO Marshall T. Bower. Their customers have really embraced the Discretionary Funds Initiative, and we hope the rest of our community will join in this easy but important act of generosity. Edison National Bank customers who have already generously contributed to the initiative include Dr. Matthew W. Allen DDS PA, Dr. William H. Johnson DDA, Dr. and Mrs. Tod R. Fawcett DDS PA, La-Te-Da Salon & Spa (Vinnie & Will Hutt), Bradleys Fine Jewelers (Brad and Colbi Congress), George John Salon (George Pellegrino), T. Drew Drake, Barbara and Jerry Snyderman, William and Esther Sinkhorn, Walter Thomas, and Herbert and Rosemary Cash. The public is invited to contribute by visiting Edison National Banks two Fort Myers offices at 13000 South Cleveland Avenue and 2105 First Street in the River District. The Bank of the Islands offices of Edison National Bank are also accepting contributions at the Sanibel office, 1699 Periwinkle Way, and at its newest office next to the Captiva Island Post Office, 14812 Captiva Drive. For more information, call 466-1800 or visit www.edisonnationalbank.com. Edison National Bank V.P. John Ammons with La-Te-Da Salon & Spa owner Will Hutt, his children Haven and Liam, and Edison National Bank President Robbie Roepstorff Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom Securities o ered through Securities America, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC Rick Zurbriggen, Registered Representative. Advisory services o ered through Securities America Advisors, Inc., Rick Zurbriggen, Investment Advisor Representative. Zurbriggen Financial and the Securities America companies are not a liated. 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15B ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 2012 Hello friends, we want to thank Baileys General Store, Island Paws, Pet Transporter, Dr. Connie Clancy and all those who volunteered their time to help us raise over $15,000 for the Animal Refuge Center (ARC) at Lilys birthday celebration last Saturday. Thank you, Dan, Karen and The Lily Family CARD OF THANKS Betty Hughes, ARC; Joe Carullo, KC Designs; Dan and Sharon Schuyler, Lily & Co.; Richard Johnson, Baileys General Store; Karen Bell, Lily & Co.; and John Salustro, caricature artist Superior InteriorsOutdoor Spacesby Cindy MalszyckiThe line between indoors and outdoors continues to blur as many of us want to take our indoor comforts and solitude outdoors. This process is becoming more realistic as many manufacturers of home products, develop more and more appliances, furniture, lighting and accessories that can be used indoors or out. People are driven to find peaceful sanctuaries as a prescription for our stressful lives. Outdoor patios and porches are becoming more sophisticated and refined and are becoming a living extension of the indoor spaces. Outdoor furniture has evolved a long way from the folding, vinyl strap versions we grew up with, to beautiful pieces made of teak, steel, rattan and wicker. Many pieces look just like indoor furniture but are constructed and designed to take the outdoor elements. Fabrics such as Sunbrella are making a name for themselves in the outdoor furniture industry. Lighting is also a very important aspect to creating an inviting outdoor space. Whether it comes from landscape lighting, overhead lighting, ceiling fans or decorative side lighting be sure you are incorporating various types of lighting in your outdoor space just as you would in your indoor spaces. Developing a creative lighting plan can help you create a space with increased ambiance and functionality. Remember to create a space that is perfect for you and your needs and then sit back and enjoy it! Cindy Malszycki is an interior decorator on Sanibel. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Lee And Collier Assistance Needed For Successful Food Drive May 12Everyones help is needed in Lee and Collier counties to make the 20th annual national letter carrier food drive a success on Saturday, May 12. This is the day the nations largest single-day food drive, Stamp Out Hunger, is held. This is the one day when letter carriers collect non-perishable food that has been left by mailboxes. Food collected in Lee County goes to the Harry Chapin Food Bank and several other food banks; food collected in Collier County goes to Collier Harvest. All food collected in food drives is distributed to participating agencies at no cost. Individuals who wont be able to participate on, may drop off their food items at any Post Office for inclusion in the food drive. Food may also be left at Uncle Bobs storage areas at 3780 Central Avenue, 4400 Solomon Blvd. or 6600 Industrial Drive in Fort Myers; 1320 River Road in North Fort Myers; or 800 Abrams Blvd. in Lehigh Acres. Businesses can set up collection boxes for employees and customers who may not be able to leave food by their mailboxes on May 12. Virtually any kind of food may be donated in unopened, nonbreakable containers. Items especially in need are peanut butter, tuna, rice, beans, and canned meats, fruits, vegetables and soups. Volunteers are needed to assist letter carriers with their pickups on May 12. Contact Debi Mitchell in Lee County at 573-9638 or Jesse Costin in Collier County at 643-4716. Volunteers are also needed to assist with preliminary food sorting on May 12. Contact Bedzaida Bryen at the Harry Chapin Food Bank by calling 334-7007, or Kim Berghs at the United Way of Lee, Glades and Hendry County at 433-2000 ext. 260. For additional information about the Harry Chapin Food Bank, call 334-7007 or go to www.harrychapinfoodbank.org.
ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 201216B Love That Dress Opens Sponsor Opportunities To New PartnersPACE Center for Girls of Lee County is now accepting new sponsors for its signature event Love That Dress! scheduled to take place on August 29 at Embassy Suites Hotel in Estero. Sponsorship opportunities are available for cash and in-kind contributors starting at $500. Also, a limited number of VIP Suites offering groups of eight guests early admission for shopping, private dressing rooms, express check-out, complimentary adult beverages, hors doeuvres and concierge services are available to cash sponsors giving $2,500 or more. For inclusion on the first run of promotional materials, sponsors should confirm by May 4. This year will be Lee Countys fourth installment of Love That Dress!, the ultimate feel-good shopping spree offering new and gently worn dresses and accessories and silent auction items. Pre-events to collect dress donations will be announced on Facebook, and tickets to the main event will go on sale online on August 1. Proceeds from Love That Dress! benefit PACE Center for Girls, a non-residential juvenile delinquency prevention and intervention program targeting the unique needs of girls, ages 12 to 18, facing challenges such as physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, substance abuse, foster care, neglect, death of a parent, family history of incarceration and declining grades. PACE Lee is funded by the Department of Juvenile Justice, The School District of Lee County, Lee County Human Services, United Way of Lee County, grants and corporate and private donations. To sponsor the event or learn more, visit www.lovethatdress.org or call 425-2366 ext. 25. LeeEvac App For Android ReleasedLee County Emergency Managements free LeeEvac app is now available for Android-based devices, such as cell phones and tablets, as well as for Apple devices, such as iPhones and iPads. The LeeEvac app allows users to see when and where evacuations are being ordered in real-time with push notifications. Users can also find their Hurricane Surge Evacuation Zone at any time by using the onboard GPS or searching by address. Lee County Emergency Management and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), in partnership with Geocove, Inc., developed the LeeEvac app in response to the new storm surge maps and to provide evacuation information that is accessible and relatable to residents and visitors of Lee County. The ability to effectively inform people who may be required to evacuate is a critical part of protecting our community, said Lee County Emergency Management Planning Chief Gerald Campbell. The LeeEvac app uses familiar technology to provide personalized information to help people protect themselves and their loved ones. The LeeEvac app is free and can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store or the Google Play Android Apps Store. Search for LeeEvac and check out your Evacuation Zone today. Its so easy to use... its very intuitive, added Lee County GIS manager Amy Hoyt. Love That Dress fashionistas go bargain hunting in 2011 Choosing e Right Insurance Agent Makes All e Di erence email@example.com Marge MeekLong-time Island Resident Call me anytime for your business and personal insurance needs. Serving Florida for over 55 years with a team of over 35 professionals. To advertise in The Island Sun call 395-1213
17B ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 2012School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My 7-year-old daughter cant stay on task to do anything she is mildly ADHD. I have to bug her constantly just for simple things like getting ready for school. Her teacher said that a firm schedule might help. I am not really sure what would be reasonable for a child her age. What do you think? Megan N., Sanibel Megan, Your daughters teacher made a great suggestion. Many children respond well to schedules. Routine and structure is very comforting to many children, adults too. Routine and structure create a predictable setting. There is less pressure to have to make choices and the path to the end point is clearly laid out for a child to follow. Schedules are used with many children at school. Teachers usually begin the class day by informing students of their daily schedule by reviewing it and posting it. Students who have difficulty reading may have their own personal schedule made with icons or pictures. Some schedules even include a picture of the student performing the expected activity. There are a wide variety of formats to communicate individual schedules; you just have to select one that works best for your daughter. Here are two sample schedules that might be helpful for you and give you an idea of how to develop one. I would suggest creating the schedule with your child, asking her simple things like where she would like the schedule posted, does she want to use a timer with it, does she want pictures and words on it or just pictures and so forth. Explain to her that the goal of having a schedule is to help her learn how to accomplish her daily tasks easily so she has more time for fun. Here are two sample routines that are appropriate for a 7-year-old, one for getting ready for school and the other for getting homework completed. You will have to adjust the times so that it works with you. On paper, this seems pretty basic. However, when youre raising a child with attention difficulties setting and maintaining any routine can be very difficult. Many parents enthusiastically start out to establish the structure their children need yet give up in a few weeks because the routines are not working. Usually, routines dont work because parents give up too soon. To make structure truly effective, routines need to be seen and implemented not just as simple behavioral strategies, but also as the way your family operates. Sample Morning Routine No electronics, but music is helpful. 7 a.m. Wake your child gently. 7:05 a.m. Get ready: Post a list and have your child stick to it. Wash face. Comb hair. Get dressed. (Clothes are laid out the night before.) Check to see how your child is doing, but let her follow the list and do for herself. 7:20 a.m. Breakfast time: Offer two healthy but appealing choices. 7:45 a.m. Brush your teeth together. Being with her can speed things up and insure good hygiene. 7:55 a.m. Zip, tie and say goodbye. Keeping shoes and backpacks by the front door spares you a frantic search every morning. 8 a.m. Catch the bus. Sample Homework Routine No electronics unless required by the schoolwork 3 p.m. Have a snack and unwind from school 3:30 p.m. Settle your child at her regular homework spot; be sure all tools are available (pencils, paper, calculator, reference books, etc.). 3:35 to 4:30 p.m. Your child does homework; you stay around to answer questions and monitor breaks (stretch, bathroom, drink). 4:15 p.m. Check her work, and calmly make suggestions and corrections. Offer specific praise for good work. 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. 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Well take care of you!Corner of Periwinkle Way & Tarpon Bay Road472-1516 239.395.4022751 Tarpon Bay Road5-10 p.m. www.iltesoro.net 8:30 am 6 p.m.239-472-4300Tahitian Gardens Plaza My Stars FOR WEEK OF MAY 7, 2012ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The often skeptical Aries might find that an answer to a question is hard to believe. But check it out before you chuck it out. You might well be surprised at what you could learn. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your resolute determination to stick by a position might make some people uncomfortable. But if youre proved right (as I expect you to be), a lot of changes will tilt in your favor. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might feel conflicted between what you want to do and what you should do. Best advice: Honor your obligations first. Then go ahead and enjoy your well-earned rewards. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) That financial matter still needs to be sorted out before you can consider any major monetary moves. Pressures ease midweek, with news about a potential career change. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A workplace problem threatens to derail your well-planned project. But your quick mind should lead you to a solution and get you back on track without too much delay. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) An opportunity opens up but could quickly close down if you allow pessimism to override enthusiasm. A trusted friend can offer the encouragement you need. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Youve come through a difficult period of helping others deal with their problems. Now you can concentrate on putting your energy to work on your own projects. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Forget about whos to blame and, instead, make the first move toward patching up a misunderstanding before it creates a rift that youll never be able to cross. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Good news for the travelloving Sagittarian who enjoys galloping off to new places: That trip you put off will soon be back on your schedule. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A mood change could make the gregarious Goat seek the company of just a few friends. But you charge back into the crowd for weekend fun and games. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A decision you made in good faith could come under fire. Best advice: Open your mind to other possibilities by listening to your challengers point of view. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You can avoid being swamped by all those tasks dangling from your line this week by tackling them one by one, according to priority. The weekend brings good news. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a fine business sense and a love of the arts. You enjoy living life to its fullest. On May 10, 1869, the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads meet up in Promontory, Utah, making transcontinental railroad travel possible for the first time in U.S. history. Journeys that had taken months by wagon train or weeks by boat now took only days. On May 7, 1915, the British ocean liner Lusitania is torpedoed without warning by a German submarine off the coast of Ireland, with 1,198 people drowned. It was later revealed that the Lusitania was carrying about 173 tons of war munitions for Britain, which the Germans cited as justification for the attack. On May 12, 1925, a Philadelphia radio station broadcasts the first all-star radio program featuring film actors and actresses. Sound films had not yet debuted, and the broadcast marked the first time that most listeners had heard the voices of film stars like Lillian Gish and Marion Davies. On May 8, 1933, the first police radio system, connecting headquarters to patrol cars and patrol cars to one another, is installed in Eastchester Township, N.Y. The system consisted of one transmitter of 20 watts for the headquarters and two transmitters of 4.5 volts each for the two patrol cars. On May 13, 1956, Gene Autrys musical variety show, Gene Autrys Melody Ranch, airs its final broadcast, after 16 years. The show featured 10to 15-minute skits about cowboys and rustlers, along with musical numbers by Autry, Americas singing cowboy. On May 9, 1960, the Food and Drug Administration approves the worlds first commercially produced birth-control bill. Development of the pill was commissioned by birth-control pioneer Margaret Sanger and funded by heiress Katherine McCormick. On May 11, 1981, reggae legend Bob Marley dies of cancer in Miami Beach, Fla. Marley, born in Jamaica in 1945, formed his band, the Wailers, in 1963. In the early 1970s, the bands records began to catch on outside Jamaica, assisted by Eric Claptons cover of I Shot the Sheriff. It was Canadian author Saul Bellow who made the following sage observation: You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write. The U.S. military has created self-cleaning underwear. Yep. It seems they wanted skivvies that soldiers could wear for several weeks without changing. Nanoparticles and chemicals in the fabric repel liquids and bacteria. More books have been written about Abraham Lincoln than about any other American president -more than 15,000 to date. It is only to be assumed that Arabella Young, a Massachusetts woman who died in 1771, was considered to be a bit too talkative. Otherwise there would have been no need for the following epitaph: Here lies as silent clay / Miss Arabella Young, / Who on the 21st of May / Began to hold her tongue. Be glad that you did not have the misfortune to be in Bangladesh during record storms in 1985. You might have been brained by the record hailstones, some weighing more than 2 pounds each. You might not be surprised to learn that among his Hollywood friends, screen legend and notorious drinker Humphrey Bogart was nicknamed Whiskey Straight. The founders of the Arbys chain were a pair of brothers, Forest and Leroy Raffel. They wanted to name the original restaurant Big Tex, but found that the name was already owned by someone else. They settled on Arbys to represent the initials R.B.s for Raffel Brothers. I never blame myself when Im not hitting. I just blame the bat, and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isnt my fault that Im not hitting, how can I get mad at myself? -Yogi Berra THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAYISLAND SUN MAY 4, 201218B
19B ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 2012 Curried Chicken, Green Bean and Almond Salad 12 ounces green beans, trimmed, halved crosswise 2 cups roasted chicken breast meat (from about 3 chicken breast halves), shredded 1 cup red onion, thinly sliced 5 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped 2 teaspoons curry powder 1/3 cup plain nonfat yogurt 3 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted Cook beans in pot of boiling salted water until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Rinse under cold water. Drain well. Transfer beans to large bowl. Add chicken, onion and 4 tablespoons cilantro. Stir curry powder in small skillet over medium heat until aromatic, about 30 seconds. Transfer to small bowl. Whisk in yogurt, mayonnaise and lime juice. Add dressing to chicken mixture; toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with almonds and remaining 1 tablespoon cilantro. (Can be made 2 hours ahead. Cover and chill.) Yields 6 servings Look for Fresh from Florida ingredients at your grocery store. Curried Chicken, Green Bean and Almond Salad 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 RSW Airport TrafficDuring the month of March, 1,024,221 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, a decrease of 4.6 percent compared to March 2011. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is down 3.1 percent from the same period last year. The traffic leader in March was Delta with 230,067 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were AirTran (170,405), Southwest (127,056), JetBlue (109,686) and US Airways (109,135). Southwest Florida International Airport had 9,968 aircraft movements (takeoffs and landings), a decrease of 6 percent compared to March 2011. Page Field saw 8,859 movements, a 10.9 percent increase from March 2011. In addition, nearly 3.2 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in March 2012, a decrease of 3.9 percent compared to March 2011. Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 7.5 million passengers in 2011 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic. No ad valorem (property) taxes are used for airport operation or construction. For more information, log onto www. flylcpa.com. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 201220B Realtors Qualify For State Honor SocietyFive members of the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors have qualified for membership in the Florida Realtors 2011 Honor Society. Since its inception 25 years ago, the Florida Realtors Honor Society has recognized members who strive to improve their profession, the Realtor organization and themselves by participating in educational programs and real estate related activities. The following members qualified for membership: Ira Zlatkin, VIP Realty Group (first year); Judith Anderson, VIP Realty Group (second year); Susan Andrews, SanibelSusan Realty Associates (13th year); Jim Hall, VIP Realty Group (17th year); and Margie Davison, VIP Realty Group (18th year). The Florida Realtors, the voice for real estate in Florida, provides programs, services, ongoing education, research and legislative representation to its more than 115,000 members in 67 local boards/associations throughout Florida. Realtors are the only licensed real estate practitioners required to adhere to the Code of Ethics prescribed by the National Association of Realtors. President Glen Simmons with Florida Realtors Honor Society members Ira Zlatkin, Judie Anderson and Jim Hall. Not pictured is Susan Andrews and Margie Davison 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 To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Realtors Attend Membership MeetingMore than 70 members of the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors attended their monthly membership meeting on April 19 at Association headquarters, 2353 Periwinkle Way. Association President Glen Simmons conducted the business meeting and Mutual of Omaha Banks Dan Krispinsky and Patti Wilson generously sponsored it. During the meeting, Barbara Weller, West Coast Florida Regional Attorney for Sunbelt Title Agency, discussed lease purchase options. Toby Tolp, Realtors Political Action Committee Chair, gave a committee report and acknowledged member Phaidra McDermott for her RPAC Capital Club membership. Simmons delivered a Presidents Report and honored Florida Realtors Honor Society Members. The society recognizes members of local boards and associations who are active in the state and who participate at the local and national levels of the Realtor organization. 2011 members and their company affiliations include Ira Zlatkin of VIP Realty Group, Judith Anderson of VIP Realty Group, Susan Andrews of SanibelSusan Realty Associates, Jim Hall of VIP Realty Group and Margie Davison of VIP Realty Group. After the business meeting, Lori Pierot led the MLS Caravan Tour. Top Producers John R. Wood Island Real Estate Inc. announces its top producers for March. Top listing agent is Tonya Johnson. Top pending sale agents are Mary and Fred Bondurant. Top sales agent is Phaidra McDermott. Phaidra McDermott Mary and Fred Bondurant Tonya Johnson ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS Tops In MarchJohn Naumann and Associates announced that Ralph and Cathy Galietti were top selling associates for the month of March. Ken Colter and Bob Berning, the ColterBerning Team, were the top listing associates. Cathy and Ralph Galietti Ken Colter Bob Berning Adolph Joins Sanibel Air Erick Adolph has joined the Sanibel Air Conditioning team as an install technician. Growing up with a father who has been in the air conditioning trade for many years, he decided to join the industry as well. Adolph brings with him several years of air conditioning experience, having worked for a small air conditioning company in Fort Myers before graduating from High Tech Central, an HVAC technical school, in March 2011. Erick Adolph Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
21B ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 2012 deaRPharmacistMarshmallow Root Can Relieve Aches And Painby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: Last month, you wrote about herbal teas, specifically marshmallow root. You shocked me when you said this herb is soothing to the mouth, esophagus and digestive tract ... great for people with heartburn. Suzy, Ive been hurting for years and no one has ever mentioned marshmallow root. Please tell me how to make this tea. JG, Gainesville, Florida I created a YouTube video to teach people how to make it. There are millions who could benefit from this inexpensive, amazing concoction made of water and a plant root called marshmallow. Im not referring to the fluffy white confectionary sort, I mean the ancient herb known by herbalists as Althea officinalis. Its sold at herbal apothecaries, online herb shops and some health food stores. If you have a dry, hacking cough, sore throat, mouth or tongue sores, bronchitis, reflux (GERD), heartburn, peptic ulcers, hiatal hernia, Crohns, Celiac, irritable bowel, indigestion, diarrhea and/or H. pylori infection, then my remedy can help you. The magic happens because marshmallow root contains a lot of mucilage, a gooey gelatinous substance that some plants naturally produce. It acts as a demulcent, so a soothing film coats the irritated mucus membranes, thus reducing pain and inflammation quickly. This is the primary mechanism of action, although marshmallow root also adds moisture, reduces inflammation and acts as a mild diuretic. That reminds me, if you deal with cystitis, kidney, bladder or urinary tract infections, marshmallow will soon become your best friend. My video shows you how to make a cold marshmallow root infusion. Ill summarize it here, but if it isnt clear, please watch my video or sign up for my free newsletter at www. DearPharmacist.com and Ill e-mail the video link and copies of my article. Add four tablespoons dried marshmallow root to four cups water and put in a jar. Theres no need to heat this tea. Refrigerate for four hours, then you can drink some liquid. Filter out your dose each time you want some so you are not eating herb (that gets tossed). Your dose is about a two or three tablespoons. If there is gooiness in the filter as you strain, then squish it down with a spoon, to get all the mucilaginous material through the strainer thats where the medicine is. The tea keeps for three days in the fridge. If you have belly problems, try drinking smaller doses four times a day. Consider adding other gut soothing herbs like dried ginger root or fresh peppermint leaves. Separate administration a few hours away from your medication or it will lessen the drugs effect. Marshmallow root tea tastes great and youll be tempted to chug it like iced tea. 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ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 201222B 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, On a recent visit to my parents, I realized that they are now starting to develop serious health problems. I suggested that they move to be closer to me, but they seemed very reluctant to do so. They are fearful that they will be unable to find a doctor who will take them on as patients. I inquired around my area and find it is a very real problem because so many of the doctors here will not take Medicare patients. Do others complain about this problem? Agatha Dear Agatha, This is a real problem and also a national problem. With the new administration, we do not know yet what the final solutions to what our health care problems are going to be like. Many doctors complain that they cannot pay rent and staff and are forced to take patients that are private pay only. Your parents could also ask their present physicians if they have any contacts in your area and possibly there could be a referral. In the meantime, they could go to the hospital emergency room if a crisis develops. Lizzie Dear Agatha, Moving to a new area does present problems and can be very difficult, and being on Medicare just compounds the problem. You could talk to the medical society in your area. They may have some valuable information and, who knows, they may have a wonderful referral service. Best of luck to you. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. New Board Member At Lee MemorialJason Moon was sworn in to the Lee Memorial Health System Board of Directors on April 17. Moon previously served on the Lee Memorial Health System Board from 2009-10. The Fort Myers native has been the corporate administrative director of 21st Century Oncology since 2007. Moon received a bachelors degree from American University and a law degree from Nova Southeastern University. I am looking forward to continuing the work I started when I previously served on the Board of Directors, said Moon. Im pleased to be associated with an administrative and clinical team who are proactively focused on the future and are committed to the highest level of patient safety and patient experience. Moon was appointed to the board by Governor Rick Scott to fill the District 3 vacancy created by the resignation of Lois Barrett and will serve until December 31, 2012. Barrett served 30 years on the board before retiring earlier this year. Jason Moon Our email address is email@example.com Indispensable Advice from Dr. Dave Get your copy of Dr. Daves Book at Sanibel Island Books and Gifts,1571 Periwinkle Way 472-5223 Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
23B ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 2012Community Foundation Promotes Ehlers The Southwest Florida Community Foundation has promoted Jacqueline E. Ehlers to executive assistant/marketing and communications coordinator. Ehlers joined the Community Foundation as a receptionist in May 2011 and most recently served as an executive assistant. In her new role, Ehlers responsibilities will include acting as a liaison between the foundation staff and the organizations public relations and design firms, coordinating marketing and communications activities, and serving as coordinator of the foundations affiliate funds. She will also play a key role in the planning and coordination of foundation special events, as well as in the execution of the foundations social media plan. Ehlers holds a bachelors degree in psychology from Florida State University and served as a background investigations representative for Fidelity Investments from 2006 to 2011. The Southwest Florida Community Foundation is celebrating its 35th year of supporting the communities of Lee, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry and Collier counties by connecting donors and their philanthropic aspirations with evolving community needs. The community foundation has provided more than $50 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. During its 2011 fiscal year, SWFLCF granted more than $3 million to more than 100 different organizations supporting education, animal welfare, arts and human services. For more information, visit the Community Foundations website at www.floridacommunity.com or call 2745900. Board Member AnnouncedThe Sanibel Captiva Trust Company announced that F. Fred Pezeshkan has joined its board of directors. Pezeshkan is a 30-year veteran of the real estate development and construction industry in Florida, and is now chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Manhattan Construction Florida, formerly Kraft Construction Company, Inc. In addition to his business career, he has a long career of community service and has helped to raise millions of dollars for area non-profit organizations. He was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for his support of education in Florida, the Leadership In Fostering Education Award from Edison College, and is a member of the Junior Achievement Business Leadership Hall of Fame as well as chair of the advisory board for the Hall of Fame. Pezeshkan currently serves on the boards of Hope Hospice and the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida. In addition, he co-chaired the American Heart Association Southwest Florida Heart Ball and the Community School of Naples Angel Ball. He is chairman emeritus of FGCUs Foundation Board, co-chaired the Governors Family Literacy Celebration of Reading in Southwest Florida for 12 years, and previously served on boards of directors for Village Banc, Northern Trust Southeast Region Advisory Board, NCH Healthcare Foundation, and Ave Maria University Board of Regents. He also served as chairman of the Economic Development Council of Collier County and is a member of The Florida Council of 100. Jacqueline E. Ehlers Dean W. Larson, M.D. Board Certi ed Eyelid Surgeon since 1990 Diplomat of e American Board of Ophthalmology Over 15,000 surgeries performed successfully Serving Lee, Charlotte & Hendry County patients for over 19 yearsWe are conveniently located on the corner of Summerlin and Winkler. Plastic & Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery Eyelid Surgery Center Fort Myers O ce 239.481.9995www.EyelidsOnly.comWE OFFER One-surgeon practice -you always see the same doctor No assembly-line surgery youre the only one Personalized post-operative attention Specialty-trained nursing sta Catered, accommodating care, tailored to your needs NO DOCTOR REFERRAL NEEDEDOver 65? Think eyelid surgery is not a ordable? Medicare STILL pays!Eyelid QuizCan you see your eyelids? Do you have to raise your eyebrows to see more clearly? Have you hit your head on a cabinet door while open? Is it di cult to see beside you without turning your head left or right? Do your eyelids close while you are reading? When you play tennis, do you have trouble serving? Do your eyelids feel heavy?If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you qualify for a FREE, no obligation eyelid screening performed by Natasha, COA.Screening candidates receive a $25 movie gift card. Before After After Natasha, COA Before F. Fred Pezeshkan Our email address is email@example.com
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PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 27BPAINTING Residential & Commercial Painting COLOR SCHEMES on request fromSanibel Home FurnishingsPower Washing Wallpaper Hanging Faux Finishing Free Estimates Interior & Exterior Dependable Reliable Licensed & InsuredLic #S3-11944 With your contract a donation to your favorite charity will be made. 395-3928 Cell: 841-4302CONSTRUCTION & REMODELING OFFICE : ( 239 ) 579-0028www.tradewindshomes.comCGC 1510520NEW CONSTRUCTION REMODELING KITCHENS AND BATH DESIGN AND REMODELING CENTER DESIGN AND REMODELING CENTER 1633 1633 Periwinkle Periwinkle , Suite Suite H H PET SITTING Island Pet SittingKelly TyrrellIsland Resident395firstname.lastname@example.org CUSTOM HOME BUILDER We do it all from repairing a door to adding a 2nd FloorNew Construction TooP. O. Box 922 Sanibel, FL 33957 Fax (239) 472-8449DeCorte FourCustom Home Builders, Inc. Ron DeCorte #CBC058483 Ph (239) 472-8446 DeCorteFour.com COMPUTERS/TECHNOLOGY 25B ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 2012 HOCUS-FOCUS answer on page 27B
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CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE MONDAY AT NOON HELP WANTED HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED AUTOS FOR SALE BOATS CANOES KAYAKS REAL ESTATEISLAND SUN MAY 4, 201228B 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 231 or email@example.comRS 10/28 NC TFN ISABELLA RASIIbt Rt En Cbnt ISABELLA RASI(239) 246-4716EftISABELLARASI@AOL.COM RS 4/13 NC 5/4MATLACHA WATERFRONT Unique artists home in midst of art galleries, restaurants & shing community. $550,000EAST END RETAIL CENTER Newly renovated retail center with high visibility on Periwinkle toward Lighthouse beach. Great business opportunity. $1,299,000SOUTH SEAS RESORT Exquisite 2BR/2BA at Lands End. Waterviews from Every room. Brand new contemporary interior.$1,299,000www.southseasresortlandsend1637.comSUNGLASS RETAIL POSITIONWe are seeking a fun/personable/ professional sales associate and/or Asst. Manager in our Sanibel store. Please email resumes to Kenwyn@sanibelsunglasscompany.com.NR 4/27 CC 5/4 HELP WANTEDReady to live and work in paradise? We are now accepting applications for Front Of ce Reservationist/Night Manager. Must have exceptional people skills and computer knowledge. This job includes housing on property just steps from the beach! If you would like to be part of our friendly team,call Debbie @ 239-898-4737 or fax resume to 239-472-2148.NS 4/27 CC 4/27 VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 4/6 NC 4/27 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIESAttention Final Expense Agents: Top rated IMO expanding. Opportunities exist throughout the southeast. We are looking for agents and managers. Great commissions and an outstanding lead program. 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Call 239-989-7799RR 10/8 CC TFN SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RR 4/20 BM 5/11 HELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047SR 11/13 B TFN HOUSE CAREWhile you are away by retired architect, Sanibel resident. Call 395-1649.RS 11/12 NC TFN PROFESSIONAL CLEANING SERVICESResidential Commercial Interior Windows Carpet Cleaning Jennifer Watson 239-810-6293SR 11/13 N TFN HOUSE SITTER AVAILABLEMature professional woman will give loving care of your home and personal possessions while you are away. Member of old Sanibel family residents. Call 903-736-7115.NS 4/27 CC 5/4 DORADO PROPERTY MANAGEMENTHOME AND CONDO WATCH Full Range of Services Excellent Organizational Skills Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Lisa Newmeyer-Cochrane 239-472-8875RS 10/1 BM TFN HOME WATCH SERVICEExceptional care and security for your Sanibel/Captiva residence. Professional, detailed, reliable. Sanibel resident owned and operated. firstname.lastname@example.org 239-691-3266NS 5/4 CC 5/11 HELP WANTEDFULL/PART TIME RETAIL POSITION also PART TIME ROD & REEL REPAIR Light duties, shing knowledge helpful but not necessary. Must have FL Drivers license. LOCAL Bait and Tackle store on Sanibel. Tolls paid. No phone calls, please fax or email resumes to email@example.com or 239-472-4476RS 5/4 CC 5/11 DOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800SR 1/30 B TFN COMPANION SERVICE Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service, LLC Medical appointments, general transportation, shopping, light meal preparations, and light cleaning. Our services are customized to meet our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or for an emergency call 239-472-0556.SR 10/3 B TFN ADRIANAS CLEANING SERVICETotally honest with a passion for perfection. Home and condo. 239-839-3984 firstname.lastname@example.orgRR 5/4 PC 6/8 2007 JEEP WRANGLER SAHARA 4 X 421,500 miles Mint condition Navigation, Automatic Transmission A/C, all extras $19,000 262-391-3246NS 4/27 CC 5/18 MITSUBISHI 2001 ECLIPSE SPIDER GT CONVERT Mitsubishi 2001 Eclipse Spider GT Convert 23,000 miles. $6,988 OBO. Call 239-233-1370.NS 5/4 CC 5/4 2004 BMW 330 CONVERTIBLEOriginal owner 19,500 miles sport & premium Mint $19,900 239-472-0616NS 5/4 NC 5/4 ANTIQUE/CLASSIC CARS FOR SALE1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454/360HP, red, automatic, Price $5,800 e-mail for pictures email@example.com 813-377-4590.NS 5/4 CC 5/11 FULL TIME VACATION RESERVATIONS AGENTMust be familiar with Sanibel & Captiva Islands. Candidate should possess good communication skills, computer knowledge; Excel and Word pro cient and like working with people. Excellent compensation package. Call David at VIP Vacation Rentals 472-1613 NS 5/4 BM 5/11 TO PLACE CLASSIFIED LOG ON TO: IslandSunNews.comCLICK ON PLACE CLASSIFIED
REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE FOR RENT VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL RENTAL WANTED FURNITURE FOR SALE CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 201229B 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 DAILYNEAR 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 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 5/4 CC 5/11 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 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 RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311NS 3/30 BM TFN 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 AMAZING SANIBEL OPPORTUNITY$5,000 down plus owner nancing buys this one or two bedroom Park model near the beach. Total price is $25,000. Dont miss this opportunity to own your own home on Sanibel. Call today Rich 239-472-5147NS 4/27 CC 5/4 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. First 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 consideredNS 4/27 CC 5/4 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 RENTAL WANTEDMom and 8 year old son looking for 4 to 6 month rental on Sanibel. Call 239-472-1641NS 5/4 CC 5/11 OFFICE SPACE NEEDEDNew Sanibel resident needs inexpensive one of ce of ce space. Any semi-quiet small room in your of ce, home or closet is perfect in order to make phone calls. Call or text Dale at 608-575-5511 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgNS 5/4 CC 5/11 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. email@example.com. Call Steve 312-391-8007NR 5/4 CC 5/4 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. $2,500/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 RS 5/4 BM 5/11 NS 5/4 BM 5/4 JUST LISTEDUSED FURNITURE FOR SALELIVING ROOM Love seat, two high back wing chairs, all upholstered in soft light owered pattern on off white background; Three 26 round glass topped sculptured end tables with matching 45x30 oval glass topped coffee tables; Two lamps with bases matching the above tables; glass front and sided 12.42x 30 Light oak nished credenza. All in excellent condition DINING ROOM Ten piece set comprising 5 buffet; extensions table 4 to 6x 42; 4 high back side chairs, 2 arm chairs with light colored matching padded upholstered seats and backs; lighted china cabinet 63x16x 48 with glass sides and 4 glass framed front doors; matching base with 4 doors and 1 drawer. All above nished in light oak and excellent condition. BEDROOM Twin adjustable remote controlled beds with light oak head boards; two night stands 16x26x 24 (2 drawers); Five drawer chest 36x18x 51; Triple dresser 60x 18x30 with double mirror and seven drawers. All above nished in light oak and in good condition. For additional information call Bert @ 466-8618NS 5/4 CC 5/11 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 ESTATE SALEEstate of retired Colonial Robert Aycock. Fri. & Sat., May 11 & 12, 9 am to 3 pm Antiques Asian mid century, modern furniture, island decor, vintage Sanibel art, porcelain, china, crystal, glassware, collectables, shelves, military items, and much much more. 3940 Coquina Drive in West Rocks, Sanibel By Sterling Estate Sales, LLC.NS 5/4 CC 5/11
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 MAY 4, 201230B Lee County DAS Launches Friends & Family Pet Adoption Campaign With 62 percent of American households owning a pet, including 78 million dogs and 86 million cats, it is obvious pets are an important part of our family life. Lee County Domestic Animal Services is making it easy to bring home a new family member or friend by reducing adoption fees 25 percent or more during the entire month of May. Puppies are just $70, adult dogs and kittens only $55, adult cats $35 and senior pets 6 years and older are only $15. So whether you are looking for a jogging partner or a couch potato as the perfect friend or family member, youre sure to meet your match at LCDAS. The reduced adoption fee includes sterilization, age appropriate vaccinations, county license, microchip ID, de-worming, flea treatment, a heartworm test for dogs, feline aids and leukemia test for cats, 10-day health guarantee and a bag of Hills Science Diet dog or cat food. The adoption package is valued at over $500. New family members and friends waiting to be adopted can be viewed online at www. LeeLostPets.com or head to the shelter at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. Adoption viewing hours are Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. You can even submit your adoption application online before you come to the shelter. Volunteers and staff are available to help you find the pet that is best suited for you and your familys lifestyle. For more information about pets for adoption, go to www.LeeLostPets.com or call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS). If you are inquiring about a pet you have seen online, please have the animal ID number ready for faster assistance. My name is Charo (ID #530738) and I am a 5-year-old female black and tan Australian Cattle Dog mix. Im glad this is Friends & Family month at Animal Services, because I could be the best friend you ever had. If you take me on a walk, I will keep pace with you but wont pull. Frankly, I could stand to lose a few pounds so we could be exercise buddies. Mostly, Im hoping we can be great friends! My adoption fee is $55 during Animal Services Friends & Family Adoption Promotion. My name is Rihanna (ID #531085) and I am a 1-year-old female Dilute Tortie Domestic Short Hair. Im a petite and down-right adorable little cat. Im really quite entertaining to watch when I play, but my most endearing quality is that I love to be held. My adoption fee is $35 during Animal Services Friends & Family Adoption Promotion. Plus, cats and kittens are two-for-one. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Rihanna ID# 531085 Charo ID# 530738 photos by squaredogphoto.com
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