Island sun
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Title: Island sun
Uniform Title: Island sun (Sanibel, Fla.)
Physical Description: v. : ill. (some col.) ; 36 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Lorin Visek & Ken Rasi
Place of Publication: Sanibel, Fla
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Publication Date: 05-18-2012
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Lee -- Sanibel
United States of America -- Florida -- Lee -- Captiva
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (July 2, 1993)-
General Note: "Sanibel and Captiva Islands."
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MAY SUNRISE/SUNSET: 6:40 8:10 6:40 8:10 6:39 8:11 6:39 8:11 6:38 8:12 6:38 8:12 6:38 8:13 VOL. 19, NO. 47 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA MAY 18, 2012 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands Read Us Online at IslandSunNews.com A ASECTIONby Jeff LysiakWhen Jim and Patty Sprankle answered a phone call a couple of months ago from their son, James, informing them of his decision to enter the automotive endurance challenge known as the Mongol Rally, their initial reactions varied from utter excitement to mild trepidation. After all, what parent wouldnt worry somewhat about their youngest child traversing more than 10,000 miles across mountains, deserts and largely unpaved terrain through Europe and Asia in an undersized vehicle, while at the same time feeling a bit of excitement themselves? My initial reaction was, Why does he want to do this? Theres a lot of danger involved, said Jim Sprankle. As a parent, I would hate to see him jeopardize his life over something like this.James Sprankle, 26, has officially entered this years edition of the Mongol Rally, which is described by former participants as the greatest adventure in the world. The motorized vehicle ultramarathon begins at Goodwood Circuit in Chichester, England on July 14 and ends in Ulan Bator, Mongolia around August 10.This is not a glorified holiday. Its an unsupported adventure and so by its very nature extremely risky, a warning on the Mongol Rally website reads, in part. You really are on your own and you really are putting both your health and life at risk. However, the opportunity to embark continued on page 6Parents Proud Of Sons Ambition To Enter Mongol Rally Sanibel School Students To Visit Washington, DCsubmitted by Christine LemmonThis summer, four 6th graders from The Sanibel School will join more than 250 outstanding middle school students from across the United States to take part in an extraordinary leadership conference in Washington, DC themed Voices of Leadership: Reflecting on the Past to Create the Future. The Junior National Young Leaders Conference (JrNYLC) introduces young people to the rich tradition of leadership throughout American history, while helping them to develop their own leadership skills. The aim of the JrNYLC is to inspire students to recognize their own leadership skills, measure their skills against those of current and former leaders and return home with new confidence in their ability to exercise positive influence within their communities, said Marguerite Regan, PhD, dean of academic affairs for the Congressional Youth Leadership Council (CYLC), the organization that sponsors JrNYLC. Young people are not only welcome in Washington, DC, they actually continued on page 15Folk Art, Film Editing, Puppetry And Dance Offered At Summer 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. Summer Arts Camp runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 4 through July 27. This years activities include acrylic painting, ceramics, dance, photography, puppetry, improvisational acting, music appreciation, film editing, folk art and general arts and crafts. Tuition for campers entering kindergarten through 5th 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 as a volunteer to receive community service hours. Middle and high school tuition is $80 per week. Courses include photography, basket weaving, film editing, painting and writing. In observance of Independence Day, there is no camp on Wednesday, 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. Sponsor Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Foundation, LAT continued on page 23 Longtime island residents Patty and Jim Sprankle, whose son James will participate in the 10,000-mile Mongol Rally this summer Jacob Lemmon, Casey Mason, Kristen Dunavant, and Dahlia Dry Gunnar Philbert at BIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp in 2011


ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 20122 Captiva Island Historical Society Awards Tote BagsWinners of the Captiva Island Historical Society (CIHS) tote bag drawing have been announced. At the March 20 premiere of the latest CIHS oral history film, Earth, Water And Wind, nearly 200 guests entered their names to win an official CIHS tote. Two awards were made, one for the group who saw the film in the Chapel By The Sea, and the other for those who saw it in the CCA auditorium. John Reid of Sanibel and Lee Childers of Captiva were the winners who had their names drawn. Jim Pigott, president of the CIHS, presented the bag to John Reid, and CIHS board member Cindy Sargent gave Lee Childers his bag. Copies of the first two oral history films, Captiva Memories A New Film Of Old Stories and Earth, Wind And Water, can be obtained by making a $100 tax-deductible donation per film to the society. The CIHS can be contacted at P.O. Box 163, Captiva, FL 33924. Cindy Sargent gives Lee Childers his tote John and Katherine Reid receive their tote bag from Jim Pigott 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 LifestyleShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com June Dinner Meeting Of Lee Republican Women FederatedOn Monday June 11, a dinner meeting of the Lee Republican Women Federated will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn-Fort Myers, 12601 University Drive in Fort Myers. Social hour begins at 5:15 p.m., with dinner and the program to follow. The topic of the meeting will focus on candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives (Congress) District 19 Gary Aubuchon, Byron Donalds and Brian Owens. Cost to attend the dinner meeting is $20 per person inclusive. For reservations, call 432-9389 or email cindylignelli222@gmail.com. Tahitian Gardens, Sanibel 239-395-5353www.SynergySportswear.com 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. Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


3 ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 2012 Bill Stevens Fish House, 1949 Harrison Woodrings Fish House, 1947Email editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com Looking BackBill Stevens worked for the Punta Gorda Fish Company. The local fishermen would bring their catch to him and he would put them on ice and await the fish companys boat to come and collect the fish. He would also take orders for the local fisherfolk for items like rope and fishing supplies. Items were often bartered for instead of a cash exchange. Harrison Woodring was Esperanza Woodrings brother-in-law. A lifelong fisherman, he was a big help to Esperanza after her husband passed away. This fish house eventually burned down, leaving only posts in the water for many years. Charlie McCulloughs photographs are available at the Tower Gallery. Photographer Charlie McCullough 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.


Jensens Twin Palms Resort and Marina send theirCongratulationsto our great neighbors and friends on their recent placement in theNational Historic Registry.Way to Go!from Dave, John, Jimmy, and Pat Jensen 5 ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 2012


ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 20126 From page 1Mongol Rallyupon a thrilling, multi-continent adventure while at the same time raising money for two charitable causes is one that was almost instantly embraced by James mother. I remember back in 1967 telling my parents that I was going to backpack around Europe, so this sort of parallels that, said Patty Sprankle. But back then, we didnt have cell phones. My parents didnt have any way to get in touch with me. James and his teammate, Sean Miller, have named their Mongol Rally partnership The Goat Rodeo. In addition to raising money for the rallys dedicated charity, The Lotus Childrens Centre Charitable Trust, Sprankle and Miller have selected to support Doctors Without Borders, an organization which gives medicinal aid to people in developing countries and war-torn regions. I cannot put into words how proud I am of (James), and how much he means to me, said Jim. Whether he does this thing or he doesnt, its part of lifes lesson. I totally understand why James would want to do this, added Patty. I dont think its a parents job after their kid turns 21 to tell them what they can or cant do. According to James, his team has established a goal of raising (approximately $4,752) to be divided equally among the two charities. In addition, his personal expenses are around $6,500, including $2,000 for gas, lodging and food, $2,000 for airfare to England and return from Ulaanbaatar and about $2,000 for his half of the initial purchase of the vehicle. Following the rally, the 1,200-cc or smaller vehicles are either donated to charity, or sold with all proceeds going to charity. I am obviously not a charitable entity, but I would happily accept any contributions towards these expenses, said James. Local businesses from Sanibel or Captiva who would like to see their logo placed on The Goat Rodeo vehicle as it travels across mountains, plains, deserts and remote regions between the United Kingdom and Mongolia are invited to have a bumper sticker placed on the automobile for a $100 donation. Those interested in sponsoring The Goat Rodeo or underwriting Sprankles expenses for the Mongol Rally should send an email to jsprankle7@gmail.com or call 239-849-7801. Although it is still about two months before James departs for the rally, the Sprankles are already thinking about meeting up with him in Washington, DC where James works as an assignment editor and satellite coordinator for Fox News Channel and driving him to the airport. The couple will be staying at their family cottage on the St. Lawrence River in Canada throughout the summer, about eight hours north of the U.S. capital city. According to James, the primary goal of the Mongol Rally isnt who finishes first or raises the most money for charity, but who finishes the long distance event at all. The Sprankles are hoping that their son achieves that goal, and thoroughly enjoys his once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Any advice for the trip itself? asked Patty. Im not even thinking about that yet. My advice to him is to focus on raising the money and getting organized for the trip. Whatever happens, added Jim with a confident grin, it is meant to be. (Note: The Island Sun will be following James Sprankle as he prepares for the Mongol Rally this summer, and will track his progress throughout the 10,000-mile adventure. Keep reading for weekly updates about this incredible journey, from start to finish.) James Sprankle Father and son celebrate the end of the Sanibel Little League season back in 1996 Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2012 Island Sun USPS 18: Bulk Rate permit paid for at Sanibel, Florida, 33957 Postmaster: Send change of address to Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957 Published every Friday for the people and visitors of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Distribution: 10,000 12,000 per week (seasonal). Mailed free to Sanibel and Captiva residents every Friday. Subscription prices: Third Class U.S. $50 one year, $25 six months (Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery). First Class U.S. $115 one year, six months $58 (Allow 3-5 days for delivery). Prices include state sales tax. Send subscription requests to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. The Island Sun will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 395-1213, or write to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. FAX number: (239) 395-2299. E-mail: press@islandsunnews.comRead Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.comContributing WritersKaren Bell Kimberley Berisford Don Brown Nick Brown Constance Clancy, ED.D. Suzy Cohen Marcia Feeney Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Shelley Greggs Bryan Hayes Dr. Dave Hepburn Craig R. Hersch Jane Vos Hogg Shirley Jewell Audrey Krienen Patricia Molloy Cindy Malszycki Marge Meek Capt. Matt Mitchell Bruce Neill, PhD Matt Oakley Ed ONeil Laura Zocki Puerto Gerri Reaves Ph.D. Di Saggau Jeanie Tinch PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER PRINTED WITH LOW-RUB, SOYBEAN INK Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel & Ken Rasi Advertising George Beleslin Stacy Osborn Graphic Arts & ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kris SeeReportersAnne Mitchell Jeff Lysiak


7 ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 2012Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club NewsInstallation Dinnersubmitted by a Lion, BobAt their May 2 installation dinner held at The Bistro at Beachview, the Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club inducted this years officers and directors. They are as follows: Officers President: Danny Duncan 1st Vice President: Walter Wolczek 2nd Vice President: Bruce Cochrane 3rd Vice President: Michael Mallon Secretary: Steve Shimberg and John Mannix Treasurer: Les Forney Tail Twister: Dick Travas Lion Tamer: Cliff Nolan Past President: Rick Siders Directors Bruce Avery, Jim Graham, Roger Grogman, Tom Krekel, Tom Price, Bill Sadd and Joe Smaha Hal Theiss, Membership Clint Parsons, Chaplain A Little Lions History In 1917, Melvin Jones, a 38-year-old Chicago business leader, told members of his local business club they should reach beyond business issues and address the betterment of their communities and the world. Jones group, the Business Circle of Chicago, agreed. After contacting similar groups around the United States, an organizational meeting was held on June 7, 1917 in Chicago, Illinois. The new group took the name of one of the invited groups, the Association of Lions Clubs, and a national convention was held in Dallas, Texas in October of that year. A constitution, by-laws, objects and a code of ethics were approved and within three years, Lions became an international organization. Since then, they have earned high marks for both integrity and transparency. They are a well-run organization with a steady vision, a clear mission and a long and proud history. Their 46,000 clubs and 1.35 million members make them the worlds largest service club organization. The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club was chartered on December 26, 1967 and ever since have been raising money to aid and support several worthy causes here on Sanibel-Captiva, in the state of Florida and around the world through Lions Charities. Hearing and vision screenings are held throughout the year to help residents understand if they are at risk for sight loss, hearing loss and possible diabetes. For more information about the Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club, email alionbob@comcast.net. Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club NewsDont Forget The Lions Recycle For Sight Programsubmitted by a Lion, BobSince the Lions International Convention in 1925, when Helen Keller challenged the Lions to become The Knights of the Blind, Lions Clubs around the world have been working to meet that challenge through several important programs. One of those programs is Recycle for Sight, which matches your donated eyeglasses (prescription and non-prescription) to needy people worldwide. In most developing countries, an eye exam can cost as much as one months wages and a single eye doctor may serve a community of hundreds of thousands of people. Look around your home; in dresser drawers and closets, in your workplace and in your cars console or glove compartment. You may find you have old glasses, outdated prescription glasses, reading or sunglasses. Even if they are in need of repair, they all can help someone to be able to see better. Just since 1990, the Lions vision programs have prevented severe vision loss or restored sight to over 27 million people thats more than the combined populations of New York and Tokyo. The generosity of the local businesses to be collection points for our program is greatly appreciated and we urge you to patronize them. Look for the Lions Recycle for Sight collection boxes at the following locations: Baileys General Store, Jerrys Foods, Island Pharmacy, Island Senior Center, Sanibel Public Library, and the Sanibel Post Office. There is also a collection box at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva. The Lions would like to express our appreciation to these businesses for contributing to the projects success by serving as convenient drop-off centers. 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ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 20128 This Isnt Ohio Anymoreby Barbara Joy Cooley, president, Committee of the IslandsI used to be quite the gardener, back in the days when I spent much more of my time in Ohio. One summer, Burpee Seed Company even came to photograph my flower beds for use in their commercials. Then, 22 years ago, my husband and I bought our first Sanibel house. I began gardening on Sanibel, quickly realizing that I had much to learn, because gardening was so very different here than in Ohio. I did battle with Brazilian pepper trees, even though I am allergic to them. After about five years of epic struggles with guerilla gardening, as I call it, I decided to hire Ray Antweiler, a wonderful man whom my husband and I call our gardener and landscape artist. Ray is from Ohio, too Madison, to be specific. Ray is quick to point out that nearby North Madison was the birthplace of Mother Earth News magazine in 1970 -a resource of information on ecological gardening and self-sufficiency. But Buckeye that he may be, Ray has been here in southwest Florida for over 30 years now, and hes become an expert in local horticulture. Philosophically, Ray is a good match for us; my husband and I like to keep almost every square inch of our yard natural. We do not like green, grassy lawns, so we have no turf. We love native plants and palm trees. Lots of them. Ray agrees with us. We dont apply fertilizer to our property. We find that it isnt necessary. Ray goes along with that. Very different fertilizers for very different places In Ohio, I used fertilizer on my flowerbeds. I used products made by Scotts, a company started in Ohio in 1868. Scotts merged with Miracle-Gro another company whose fertilizer I used in Ohio in 1995. Scotts sells its fertilizer in south Florida, but for the most part, it is not appropriate. According to the Sanibel fertilizer ordinance, if the stuff is to be used at all, it must be applied after September 30 and before July 1, and it must have 20 percent or less total nitrogen, and 2 percent or less total phosphorus. And of that nitrogen, 50 percent of it must be of the slow-release variety. The reason cities like Sanibel place strict limits on phosphorusand nitrogen-containing fertilizers is simple. When they run off into surrounding surface waters, they stimulate algae blooms which can be harmful to the environment and human health. Out of curiosity, I visited the Scotts Miracle-Gro web site. There I found a product finder feature which allowed me to enter my Sanibel zip code, then search for a Scotts fertilizer that would be appropriate for my yard. The result? The Scotts web site recommended its turf fertilizer with a total nitrogen of 32. Whoops. Thats illegal on Sanibel! According to Cris Costello of the Florida Sierra Club, Scotts Miracle-Gro is the biggest do-it-yourself fertilizer company in the country, and it is the biggest opponent of local fertilizer ordinances like Sanibels. Scotts Miracle-Gro sends lobbyists to nearly every cityand county-level proceeding related to urban fertilizer, including stakeholder meetings, public workshops and hearings and meets individually with local elected officials and government staff all in an effort to gut local ordinances of their restrictions related to slow release nitrogen and the summer rainy season application bans, Ms. Costello said. Scotts Miracle-Gro has also been behind the state legislative attempts to preempt local government control of fertilizer management every year since 2007. But good things and good people do come to our islands from Ohio, trust me. Gardeners: You can adapt Harvey Oury, a gardener and retiree from Cincinnati, says fertilizer isnt all that useful in southwest Florida because it goes away quickly. If fertilizer is to be used at all, he maintains that it must be slow-release fertilizer. But generally, Mr. Oury doesnt use fertilizer here in Florida. Soil types make more difference than fertilizer, he says. Ray Antweiler says he rarely uses fertilizer anymore. He points out that using fertilizer with too much nitrogen will result in the need to use a lot more water on the plants. Also, he agreed with master gardener Hy Lans that the soil here already has lots of phosphate (unlike in Ohio), and if you add too much phosphate, the plants have trouble absorbing minor elements that they need. Sue Ritchie, the manager of the garden center at ForeverGreen ACE Hardware on Sanibel, is originally from Hudson, Ohio. She puts it bluntly: Up there, you have soil. Here, you have sand. She frequently recommends that her customers use an organic fertilizer that is manufactured in Texas. For new plants, she recommends a root stimulator, which encourages roots to penetrate through the sand. 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9 ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 2012Zonta Club Project Supports Local Literacysubmitted by Sue DenhamSince 2009, the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva has had an active service project that supports the drive to improve literacy in Southwest Florida. Recently, the club enjoyed a lively presentation by Susan Acuna, president and CEO of the Literacy Council Gulf Coast, as she explained the many ways her organization impacts those struggling to learn our language. I am passionate about this topic, said Acuna. Its clear that literacy benefits everyone. In our current economy, mastery of English means that adults can improve their job performance and job status, make more informed purchases, and participate in their childrens education. Ultimately, they become voters and participants in the political process. Best of all, adults from different groups in our community get acquainted, find support and become friends. In 2010-11, she explained, 12 students became U.S. citizens. Zontas service team has 10-plus members, most of whom have undergone training offered by the Literacy Council. Some travel to east Fort Myers weekly through the school year to instruct parents with children enrolled in the Lee County School District Head Start program. Others support a fledgling Moms & Tots program at Harlem Heights in South Fort Myers, providing instruction in English to local mothers while a social worker trainee looks after their children. One study has shown that 100 percent of Moms & Tots graduates begin school measured as average or above average, as compared to their classmates. The Literacy Council Gulf Coast was formed in 2011 through a merger of the Literacy Council Bonita Springs, which dates back to 1989, and Literacy Volunteers of Lee County. The new organization, which receives about one-third of its funding from United Way, has an army of volunteers providing services that are valued in excess of $1 million annually. Due to our wonderful volunteers, we are able to keep the cost per student under $200 per year, Acuna said. Participation grows each year, from 141 students and 133 tutors in 2000 to nearly 3,000 students and 778 tutors at the end of December 2011. Classes are offered at various locations including elementary schools, community centers, libraries and the Cape Coral United Way house. This year, Zonta grants totaling $10,000 were awarded to literacy projects in Southwest Florida. At the end of her presentation, Acuna received a large bag of new books donated through Zontas Give The Gift Of Reading book drive over the holidays. Islanders shopping at local book stores were able to purchase new books from an approved list of all-time favorites. The books will be given to mothers in Moms & Tots who agree to read to their children at home. For more information, visit www.zontasancap.com. Zonta Literacy Team, ffront from left, Ellen Strobel, Orlene Shimberg, Wendy West, Literacy Council CEO Susan Acuna, Carolyn Gray and Ginger Parker; rear from left, Sue Denham and Carol Gestwicki 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. 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


ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 201210 OSCAR M. CORBIN, JR.Former Mayor of Fort Myers, Oscar M. Corbin, Jr., passed away peacefully in his sleep on May 8, 2012. He was 94. Corbin served as Mayor from 1967 to 1976. He was being cared for in Hope Hospice, where he had been for 12 days as he had weakened from physical challenges of the aging process. Corbin is one of two Mayors, along with former Mayor Jim Humphrey, who served Fort Myers for nine years, the two longest serving Mayors in the 125 year history of the city. He was known for his progressive and results-oriented style of running the city during his long tenure. In addition, Mayor Corbin never lost a race. In one campaign, there were five candidates and he won election by receiving 51 percent of the vote in the primary, a testimony of his political popularity and the confidence the citizens had in him. And he delivered. During his term in office, he worked with City Council to make lasting improvements to the city. He brought in professional managers, improved the citys finances and its bond rating. He put the city on a program of continuous improvement of the streets, sewers and water facilities in all areas of the city. Corbin led the charge as Mayor during the tumultuous civil rights movement in Fort Myers by standing up for all citizens when it was not popular to do so. He loved all people and he remained vigilant in the pursuit of a better way forward. The present city hall building was built while he was in office and it was appropriately named in his honor a few years ago. After his term as Mayor, Governor Bob Graham appointed Corbin to serve on the board of directors of the South Florida Water Management District, as it was known at that time. Corbin was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Corps, and achieved the rank of Lt. Colonel. He graduated from the University of Kentuckys School of Agriculture. Mayor Corbin was married to Wilhelmina Mathis Corbin, the love of his life, for 70 years. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 19 at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 2466 First Street in Fort Myers, with a reception afterwards in the fellowship hall. OBITUARY Churches/ TemplesANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH: 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Rev. Dr. Elias Bouboutsis Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. Fellowship Programs, Greek School, Sunday School, Bible Study www.orthodox-faith.com, 481-2099 BAT YAM-TEMPLE OF THE ISLANDS: The Reform Congregation of Bat Yam Temple of the Islands meets for Friday night services at 8 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the United Congregational Church 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Rabbi Selwyn Geller For more information 239-472-0177 or adsilby@gmail.com CAPTIVA CHAPEL BY THE SEA: The Rev. Thomas E. Nyman November 13, 2011 thru April 22, 2012 Sunday 11 a.m., 472-1646. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST: 2950 West Gulf Dr., Sunday 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Wednesday evening meeting 7:30 p.m.; Reading room open, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (November through March), Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (summer hours). 472-8684. SANIBEL COMMUNITY CHURCH 1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, 472-2684 Dr. Daryl Donovan, Senior Pastor Sunday Worship Hours:7:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Communion9 a.m. Contemporary Service with Kids Church10:45 a.m. Adult and Youth Sunday School classes 11 a.m. Traditional Service with Choir Childcare available at all services. SANIBEL CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: 2050 Periwinkle Way 472-0497 The Rev. Dr. John H. Danner, Sr. Pastor. The Rev. Deborah Kunkel, Associate Pastor 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 ryi139@aol.com. 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11 ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 2012 From page 8This Isnt OhioAnd of course too much of the wrong fertilizer is very harmful to our coastal waters and environment, and therefore harmful to our economy in southwest Florida. Thats why Committee of the Islands actively supported the City of Sanibels efforts to minimize the adverse impact of fertilizers on the environment here and across the state. Heres what you can do Judie Zimomra, the Sanibel city manager who is also a native of Ohio, recommends that new residents take the tour of city hall grounds when it is offered. There they can see the results of using native plants that need little water and no fertilizer. Get good advice from the Native Plant Nursery staff at the SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundation, and from experienced gardeners like Sue Ritchie at ForeverGreen ACEs garden center. For tips on gardening in southwest Florida without having to use fertilizer, lots of water, and backbreaking work, check out these two web sites: www. sanibelh2omatters.com, and www.befloridian.org. On the Sanibelh2omatters site, click on the fertilizer information link and then check out the Go Fertilizer Free information. There youll find practical information about what to do with your yard how to choose the right plants, avoid the wrong plants, and create a true Florida yard. The befloridian site has a humorous approach to the same subject, with the goal being to allow you to spend less time and effort on your yard so that you have more time for fun. The objective for both sites is to teach people how to avoid the pitfalls of trying to garden the way it is done up north. As the befloridian site states, a true Floridian knows how to work hard at having fun. If the neighbors want to toil away on a yard like up North, let them. Maybe one day they will leave their New Jersey roots back in New Jersey. Or leave Ohio back in Ohio. Or whatever. You get the picture. Another way you can help is to respond every time natural resource policy director Rae Ann Wessel at the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation issues an alert, asking you to write to legislators when they attempt to pre-empt our local fertilizer ordinances. And support vice mayor Mick Denhams upcoming efforts that youll be hearing more about; this also has to do with making sure we have the regulatory tools we need in order to meet water quality standards that our local governments must meet. Be Sanibelian. Be Captivan. Be Floridian. This isnt Ohio anymore. Committee of the Islands invites your input and ideas on this important subject. E-mail your comments to coti@coti.org. You can read commentaries on other island issues on our website at www.coti.org and/ or visit Committee of the Islands on Facebook. Now the Cooleys prefer to leave their yard in a more natural state Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy & PilatesShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 201212 Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road239.395.1464 Sanibel Island Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellThe SanibelCaptiva Rotary Club is extremely lucky. Week after week, the club manages to get just an outstanding line-up of speakers on such a wide variety of topics. A week ago we had Mike and Tiffany Neal talking about the Nature of Things, everything from honey bees to alligators. This week we had Colin Feng, PhD, AXA Advisors, LLC speaking on The Economy of China. Feng was born in China but received his undergraduate, masters, and PhD here in the states from Ohio State University. He had just completed his undergraduate studies when the massacre in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China took place. He was then allowed to stay in this country and continue on with his studies and has gone on to have a successful career as a financial professional. He does manage to return to China on a yearly basis for both personal and professional reasons and in doing so has first-hand knowledge of the economic conditions in this country. Feng titled his overview of the economy of China, as The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. There are growing calls in China for change. Businesses from around the globe are importing goods and services to China. The cities are modern centers of industry and commerce (this change has brought about severe pollution in the cities). Chinas 1979 one-child policy has loosened a bit. If a couple comes from a sibling-less family, a special provision allows millions of these couples to have two children legally. The practice of government approved religions are tolerated, to a point. The Chinese are traveling more outside the country; their eyes are opened to the world. They now enjoy imported luxury products. Things seem to be going in a positive direction for the Chinese, but are they? The recent Olympics in Beijing showed the world a vital and progressive country but Feng said, What you see is not necessarily what is really happening in China. Particularly when observing and analyzing nearly all segments of life in China politics, economy, social relationships, and even religion. Wherever China seems to be at any given moment, it may be the opposite. That confuses most of the world. China accounts for 20 percent of the worlds population. Although China is extremely large in land mass, it only has seven percent of its population available for farming. Therefore, it must import a great many food products from elsewhere around the globe. The United States is one of Chinas most important sources of agricultural products. This is what Feng wanted to emphasize; future investment opportunities lie in understanding the import needs of China. According to Wikipedia sources: The vast majority of Chinas imports have to do with manufacturing, enabling the country to maintain its surplus in exports. Petroleum and other fossil fuels attribute to the majority of their imported goods. Iron ore and scrap metal have become a major factor in Chinas continued modernization. Lacking production in scientific and medical products has developed into a major need for importation from developed nations in the West. 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. Colin Feng Reservations accepted. Party rooms for private functions. 239-489-2233. Serving 11:00 am 10 pm seven days a week. Sunday buffet brunch & Bloody Mary Bar from 10:00 am 2:00 pm Happy hour daily with a special bar menu and Live music 8700 Gladiolus Drive. (Winkler and Gladiolus) across the street from Sweet Bay. Have you been to the New Sunshine Grille Yet? Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


13 ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 2012 TENDERis the NIGHT! Sunday is PRIME RIB NIGHT While it Lasts12 oz. $22.00 Fish Market Open at 11 am (2 pm Sunday) Restaurant Open 4:30-9:30 pm 7 days472-3128 703 Tarpon Bay Rd www.prawnbroker.com33 Years of Fresh Fish on Sanibel Island! 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 BoulevardFort Myers476-9000 DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS G R I L LR A W B A RSEAFOOD HAPPY HOUR 3-5PM & 9:30-MIDNIGHTDomestic Drafts $1.50 Domestic Pitchers $6.00 Plant SmartBougainvilleaby Gerri ReavesBougainvillea is one of the most popular non-native but Floridafriendly plants, mainly because of its brilliant colors, love of sun and drought tolerance. There are two species commonly used in Florida: Bougainvillea spectabilis and Bougainvillea glabra, with the former growing to larger dimensions. This woody sprawling vine is named for the French navigator responsible for bringing the plant from Brazil to Europe in the 1760s, Admiral Louis Antoine de Bougainville. The flower bracts are often mistaken for the flowers, which are very small, white and tubular. They are surrounded by the paper-like bracts, or reduced leaves, that come in a dizzying range of colors, from purple, fuchsia, yellow, pink, orange and coral to even white. Those bracts also give Bougainvillea the common name paper flower. What gardeners dislike about the plant, sharp spines, can be turned to advantage when it is used as a security or barrier plant. However, those thorns and the dense foliage make good cover or nesting areas for small birds. For maximum bloom, give it full sun. If flowering slows, make sure the ground is well drained. Sunny and dry conditions are what this plant loves. Propagate it with cuttings. Sources: Florida, My Eden by Frederic B. Stresau, ifas.ufl.edu and floridata.com. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Bougainvillea can reach large dimensions as a shrub and produce vivid color all year Tiny white flowers are surrounded by three colorful bracts


ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 201214 Captivans Prepare For Upcoming Hurricane Seasonby Jeff LysiakWith less than two weeks remaining until the start of hurricane season, several emergency response officials offered a reminder to approximately 25 people attending a Hurricane Education Seminar last week at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva: Its never too early to begin planning for storm season. The two-hour information session was co-sponsored by the Captiva Memorial Library, Lee County Emergency Operations Center, Lee County Sheriffs Office, Captiva Fire District and the Captiva Hurricane Preparation & Response Committee. Our goal is to make (LCSO officer) Joe (Poppalardo) and Richs (Dickerson, chief of the Captiva Fire District) jobs a bit easier before, during and after a storm, so that they can take care of what they need to take care of, said Doris Holzheimer of the Captiva Hurricane Preparation & Response Committee. Residents from Captiva and North Captiva who attended the seminar were given storm-preparation materials, informational brochures and maps detailing Lee Countys evacuation zones, emergency routes and public shelters. Holzheimer stressed the importance of acquiring both a Hurricane Re-Entry Hangtag (from the Sanibel Police Department) and a homeowners letter of authorization that will allow islanders to grant permission to others to access their homes in their absence following a severe weather event. Gerald Campbell, planning chief at the Lee County Emergency Operations Center, told the audience that they should make preparations well in advance of a storm rather than waiting until an evacuation of the island is called for. If a hurricane comes, your only safe response is to leave period, said Campbell. Im afraid of any hurricane that has a name, because it doesnt take a Category 4 storm to destroy your home all it takes is a little ol Category 1 storm. According to Campbell, the most damage from a hurricane comes from both wind and water. Prior to a storm, homeowners should check to see if their roofs and windows are storm-resistant and that all outdoor materials (i.e. tree trimmings, furniture, pool gear, etc.) have been stored away and secured. He also warned that on low-lying elevations such as the islands of Sanibel and Captiva the greatest threat may be storm surge. Rainfall may cause flooding throughout the region. When you get a storm surge, the only thing that can help you is getting to a higher elevation, said Campbell, which around here is in short supply. Because Southwest Florida is ranked as the most difficult area in which to stage an Doris Holzheimer Gerald Campbell Chief Rich Dickerson Lt. Joe Poppalardo Mon-Fri 9:30 am 4 pm Sat 9 am 3 pm (at the East End) 455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel395-3455Unique Clothing for the well dressed Island Girl & Island Woman Size 2 3X Lisette Pantalon Joseph Ribkoff Crazy Larry Mon-Fri 9:30 am 4 pm Sat 9 am 3 pm(at the East End)455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel472-5544Exclusively at On Sanibel For Over 20 Years! 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 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" To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


15 ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 2012evacuation in the entire state of Florida, Campbell advised creating a plan to leave the islands and head for a destination well inland. Before departing Sanibel or Captiva, however, residents should call ahead to hotels, homes of friends or relatives and/or public shelters to make sure there is room for you, and any pets you may be bringing. Amy Hoyt, also of the Lee County Emergency Operations Center, shared information about some of the latest technology available to local residents that may be helpful during hurricane season. In addition to information available on the Lee EOCs website (www.leeeoc.com), GIS tools for emergency management are now downloadable for iPhones, iPads, Android phones and tablets. Search Lee Evac in the applications program for automatic evacuation notifications and updated information throughout severe weather events. The app is free on both iTunes and Google Play. Poppalardo and Dickerson shared details about the history of hurricanes on the islands as well as the psychology of people who decide not to evacuate even after a mandatory evacuation has been called for. Poppalardo warned that even if you have lived through a hurricane on the islands before, the safest response is always to evacuate. How good do your odds have to be for you to risk staying? asked Campbell. If we call for an evacuation and you decide to stay, youre gambling with your life. For additional information, visit www. mycaptiva.info. 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. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 National Geographic Travel Guide Top 10 Best Ice Creams in Gulf Coast America 2011 Taste of the Islands BEST DESSERT 2008 2009 2010 2011 Best of the Islands www.pinocchiosicecream.com 2010 2011 Trip Advisor Recommended 2010 2011 Talk of the Town for Customer SatisfactionWe proudly serve Pinocchios Ice Cream Ice Creams Gelato Sorbets Sherbets Frozen Yogurt Shakes Malts Smoothies Frozen Coffee Drinks Coffee Latte Cappuccino Espresso Pastry Gourmet Chocolates Gifts Fun Apparel Baby GearOriginal Italian Ice Cream Sandwiches Sandwiches Prepared On Our Prepared On Our Fresh Baked Breads Fresh Baked Breads Artisan Breads Artisan Breads Try Our Signature Try Our Signature Sanibel Blossom Sanibel BlossomAsk Us About Our Franchise OpportunitiesI CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST...I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST...I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... 362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6566www.beachfoodies.comAre YOU a Beach Foodie? A market for people who love good food!!!A market for people who love good food!!!Are YOU a Beach Foodie? Are YOU a Beach Foodie? A market for people who love good food!!!Open Daily 8am 9pmCroissants Baguettes Souf e Pastry Artisan Breads & Sandwiches NYC Bakery Pizza Home of the World Famous Sanibel Krunch & Dirty Sand Dollar 362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6566 www.pinocchiosicecream.com Oi Go Go Bananas for Bananas for YOUR MONKEYS UNCLE YOUR MONKEYS UNCLE Ice Cream Ice Cream Try Our Try Our BANANA NUTELLA BANANA NUTELLA Gelato GelatoFrom page 1Students Visit Washington DCkeep this city and our country running. During the six-day program, students take part in educational activities and presentations while exploring relevant sites, such as Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, West Virginia and Washington, DCs museums and memorials. In addition to examining notable U.S. leaders and historic figures, students study the impact of leadership throughout critical periods of American history including the Civil War and Reconstruction, World War II, the Great Depression and the Civil Rights Movement. Upon completion of JrNYLC, students will have gained a greater sense of the role of individuals in American democracy as well as the responsibilities of being a leader. CYLC is a non-partisan, educational organization. Since 1985, the council has inspired more than 200,000 young people to achieve their full leadership potential. For additional information, visit www. cylc.org. To advertise in The Island Sun call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 201216 Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum Exhibit Renovations PlannedThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is currently renovating the Raymond Burr Memorial Exhibit, established in memory of the deceased actor prior to his death in 1993. The exhibit, currently housed in the lower level of the museum, will be relocated into the Great Hall of Shells and will feature newly acquired shells from his personal collection as well as memorabilia from Mr. Burrs very illustrious career. Idyllic and isolated South Seas islands were magnets for Burr, who in 1965 purchased Naitamba Island in Fiji. There, he and his partner, Robert Benevides, collected shells as a relaxing hobby. Mr. Benevides recently donated items from his personal collections to the museum to support the renovation of the exhibit about Burr. The actor, most popular for his roles on the television series Perry Mason and Ironside, spent many hours on Sanibel as benefactor and fundraiser for the museum. As an early supporter of the museum, Burr chaired its first capital campaign and graciously hosted several fundraisers. The museum established the Raymond Burr Memorial Garden to recognize his pivotal role in helping to establish the BaileyMatthews Shell Museum. Raymond BurrEmail your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com CROW Receives Grant For Utility CartCROW, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, has received funding from the Gulf Harbour Memorial Foundation for the purchase of a utility golf cart. This utility cart will help CROW students, staff and volunteers as they transport patients on the grounds and perform general daily maintenance activities. The Gulf Harbour Memorial Foundation is a local community based nonprofit organization that assists local and national charities that make a difference in Lee County. Since 2000, the group has provided over $1.3 million to charitable organizations. We appreciate the generosity of the Gulf Harbour Memorial Foundation, said CROW Executive Director Steve Greenstein. We also appreciate their commitment to helping us raise awareness of the challenges that face our native and migratory wildlife populations. Everyone at CROW would like to say thank you to the donors, sponsors and everyone associated with the Gulf Harbour Memorial Foundation. CROW staff, students and volunteers celebrate the arrival of their new utility cart funded by The Gulf Harbour Memorial Foundation 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. NIGHTLY SPECIALSMonday Magic Meatloaf w/brown gravy Tuesday Grilled Skirt Steak w/chimichurri Wednesday Jerk Chicken Thursday Sushi & Sashimi Friday Still Lobstah Night Saturday New England Fish Fry Sunday Battle of the Ribs (BBQ vs Prime) Happy Hour Daily 4-6 10-Midnight $6 Burgers & Quesadillas! Before 5 PM (Dine in only)Fish Market Open at 11 am (2 pm Sunday) Restaurant Open 4:30-9:30 pm 7 days472-3128 703 Tarpon Bay Rd www.sanibelsportsbar.com


17 ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 2012 Grant Funds Sea Turtle Education At Ding DarlingA grant for $18,350 from the Sea Turtle Conservancy makes it possible for the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge to purchase educational materials that will teach children and visitors of all ages about protecting endangered sea turtles that nest on Sanibel and Captiva islands. Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) applied for the grant, which will purchase sea turtle replicas for the Ding Darling Education Lab and fund brochures and sea turtle activity booklets for children. Conservancy grants are funded by the sales of Floridas sea turtle specialty license plates. We hope to educate the public about the significance of various sea turtle species to the ecosystem and the importance of avoiding sea turtle nests on the beach, said Birgie Vertesch, DDWS executive director. We plan to have the printed materials ready in time for this years nesting season. We will distribute the brochures in local hotels and resorts, as well as at the refuge. Life-sized sea turtle replicas of a loggerhead hatchling and adult, and a Kemps Ridley adult will allow school classes that visit the refuge an opportunity for handson familiarity with the species, with the intention of triggering a spirit of protectiveness and stewardship. Grant monies will also purchase a cross-section of a loggerhead sea turtle nest. These are important teaching tools for the next generation of conservationists, added Vertesch. We thank the Sea Turtle Conservancy for partnering with us in our local efforts. Each year, Florida drivers voluntarily fund sea turtle conservation with their purchase of a sea turtle specialty license plate, said Rocio Johnson, marketing coordinator for the Sea Turtle Grants Program. This financial support is vital to sea turtle research, education, and conservation programs like that of the Ding Darling Wildlife Society. For more information on supporting educational and research projects such as the sea turtle initiative at Ding Darling Refuge, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org. Loggerhead hatchlings on Sanibel and Captiva islands will have a better chance at survival thanks to Ding Darlings latest educational efforts Funding for the new sea turtle educational tools comes from the purchase of sea turtle specialty license plates in Florida 239.472.2328 www.sanibelthriller.comReservations are required Also Available for Private Charters Departing from Sanibel Marina 634 N. Yachtsman Dr. Sanibel Island S Db S Db Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Winner Seven Continuous Years Winner Seven Continuous Years Lunch & Dinner Lunch & Dinner 472-8138 472-8138 SANIBEL MARINA 634 N. Yachtsman Drive www.sanibelmarina.com 634 N. Yachtsman Drive www.sanibelmarina.com Sanibel and Captiva Islands Most Exciting Boat Tour Circumnavigating Sanibel & Captiva Islands with Dolphins SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Gramma Dots


ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 201218 The Case of The Broken X-Ray Machine T h e C a s e o f T h e B r o k e n X R a y M a c h i n e R a di o g rap hi c test i n g i s essent i a l to di a g nos i n g an d treat i n g our i n j ure d pat i ents. Th e X R a y camera on our ra di o g rap h has died. Please hel p us raise $ 18,000 to e n su r e th e ca r e o f ou r l oca l wil d lif e P O Box 150 S anibel FL 33957 ( 239 ) 472-3644 ext. 228 www.crowclinic.or g $ 2, , , 5 00 CROW Case Of The Week: Mexican Free-Tailed Batby Patricia MolloyOn April 18, a Mexican free-tailed bat (Tadarida brasiliensis) was found in Fort Myers, lethargic and on the ground. Upon arrival at CROW, she was manually fed a mixture of Karo syrup and warm water and placed in a quite cage to rest, as the clinic staff discovered that she was pregnant. The morning after her arrival, the tiny mother miscarried. Fluids and antibiotics were administered and the patient was fed. Since the clinic does not have a supply of mosquitoes in-house, she received protein from meal worms mixed with food. Just after two days of care at the clinic, the bat was brighter and more alert. Im not sure if she was already sick with something and thats why she miscarried and why she was found on the ground to begin with. The important thing is thats she on the mend now, said Dr. Heather. The bat will eventually be moved to a special cage on CROWs property, one that is covered in a finely woven mesh. The problem is that they are nocturnal, so trying to monitor the flight of a recovering bat can be problematic. We will need to release her at night to get an accurate idea of how shes really doing before she can be returned to the wild, noted Dr. Heather. Bats are the worlds best bug police. As the planets only true flying mammal, they are one of Mother Natures most efficient and environmentally friendly methods of insect control. All bats residing in Florida are insect eaters; a natural alternative to pesticides that pollute our water and soil. They consume nearly half of their body weight in a single night: just one bat can eat between 600 to 1,000 mosquitoes, termites and the notorious no-see-ums per hour. If you would like to spend more time enjoying the outdoors, bats provide excellent night-time protection against insect infestation. By planting fragrant flowers and night-blooming plants, homeowners are giving bats an attractive place to feed while enhancing the landscape of their property. Bat houses are also a popular and potentially effective way of attracting the nocturnal creatures. Many companies sell them on the Internet for a nominal fee. Patient #0976 is expected to make a full recovery and be released to continue her role in controlling the areas extensive insect populations. If you are interested in providing a safe environment for the release of local wildlife, CROW is always looking for properties in Lee County. Call the clinic for more information. 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. Despite myths you may have heard, less than half of one percent of Florida bats carry rabies and are very clean animals Dr. Heather using a mixture of Karo Syrup and warm water to feed this tiny patient


19 ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 2012Birds Eye ViewRestoration Of Sanibels Interior Wetlands Systemby Mark Bird WestallThere is a really smart person over in Oxford, England who has come up with an explanation of how all living organisms survive and pass on their genetic code. The fellows name is Richard Dawkins and he came up with the theory of the Selfish Gene in the mid-1970s. I will leave the discussion for how this theory works until another time, but suffice it to say that all life not just humans are trying to dominate the planet. A lot of people believe that it is only humans that act selfishly and are messing up the natural balance of things. But when we build our developments by destroying the natural system that was originally there or develop less intensively within a more peaceful, natural environment (like Sanibel) and then demand that everything that scares us in that environment has to be relocated to the local reservation, we are not being exceptionally selfish, rather we are only following the rules that all life follows... the rules of the selfish gene. When you go out into the refuge and see the open mudflats surrounded by the mangrove forests, the mangroves are not an enlightened Buddhist society that has consciously set aside the open areas as a preserve for the birds, fish and invertebrates that live there. The only reason the mangroves have not totally dominated the whole system is because they do not have an Army Corps of Engineers. If they could control their environment like we do, there would be no mudflat. There would only be mangrove forest. As I slowly came to grasp Dawkins ideas, I was able to understand why there is such a problem sometimes for native ecosystems when exotic species are introduced. Quite often, these new species do not live in harmony with the natives of that ecosystem; the next thing you know, they are totally taking over their new environment and creating ecological havoc. Wherever you come from, I bet there are exotic species that are causing ecological problems there. There are zebra mussels on the Great Lakes and kudzu throughout the southeastern United States. Kudzu will sometimes grow so thick over the top of the forest canopy that it will shade out the ability of the forest below to photosynthesize and the forest will die. For the life of me, I do not see the difference between what kudzu does to the forest and humans going into the forest with bulldozers and knocking down the trees to build a golf course. Both species find themselves with the advantage and neither have the wisdom to understand why maybe they shouldnt take it. We are supposed to be smarter than kudzu, but sometimes I am not so sure. For Sanibels freshwater interior wetlands, its kudzu was Brazilian pepper. As I said in the last article, by 1977 this exotic had come to dominate this ecosystem and there appeared to be no possibility of ever successfully eradicating it. But beginning in 1983, I started to develop an idea about what might go a long way to getting this terrible invasive under control. The summer of 1982 had a very wet rainy season (any of you remember the No Name storm?). During the winter of 1983, that was the first time the public began to hear about El Nino. Our normal rainfall during the dry season is around 10 inches; that winter, we received around 28 inches of rain. Then, we had another healthy rainy season the following summer. By the summer of 1983, I noticed on my canoe trips along the Sanibel River that much of the Brazilian pepper was dying back. And it hit me: Maybe the pepper didnt like to have its feet wet for extended periods of time! Exotics can more easily invade an ecosystem that is under stress. But much of the originally planned development in the interior wetlands had been stopped when the city incorporated and the ecosystem looked very natural. Ah, yes! But remember what I said Mosquito Control had done in my last article when they channelized the Sanibel River? They had connected the whole interior wetlands basin to two weirs, but instead of building those weirs at the old historical heights of 4 to 5 feet, they set the height at 2.5 feet. Basically, the drained the wetlands system. (To be continued next week) 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. ZAGAT ZAGAT.COM R ate d by : Follow us on acebook Tropical Salad! c a Tropic T Yucatan Shrimp!


ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 201220 May Offers Lots Of Fishing Optionsby Capt. Matt MitchellMay has always been one my favorite months to fish our local waters. Not only does it bring the tarpon migration right through our back yard, it also marks the time snook really start to stack up in the passes before the annual spawn. May also brings some really big high tides which translate into some awesome redfish action under the mangroves too. Although April is usually the best month for big trout, catching a limit of sea trout still remains a no-brainer on just about any grass flat this month Although most of my May is spent chasing tarpon, its great to be able to switch it up and go catch some other species when the tarpon fishing gets tough or conditions do not cooperate. While tarpon fishing this week, windy conditions most days really limited where you could hunt them. Constantly changing wind directions had the water very stirred up and would not let the fish get into any kind of pattern. Most of the usual places, both gulf and bayside, held a few tarpon even during the windy periods. One near perfect light wind day last week, I sat in hundreds of rolling tarpon in the middle sound along with another dozen guide boats and no one could get them to eat any kind of bait, period. Talk about driving some captains crazy, sitting in hundreds free-jumping fish rolling all around the anchored boats and no one hooking up, it really starts to wear you down. At least the sharks were feeding and there were as many blacktips and bonnetheads as you wanted to catch. With a few-hour slack spot in our tides most days last week, fishing for other species was still good. During these periods of little or no water movement, I spent my time fishing out on the grass flats along with hitting some favorite channel markers and docks. The trout bite even during slack tides was very consistent. Bigger trout fed well on small grunts, shiners and shrimp fished under a Cajun Thunder rattling float rigged with a oz. jig head. Trout between 17 and 22 inches were common. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe Island Sun would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, or email to islandsuncity@aol.com; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213. An upper-slot-sized redfish caught in the mangroves this week ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEA D S FA C T O RY T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U D E S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i c e S ervin g Sanibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur Botto m Yo ur B ot to m C Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint Prices Da v e D oa n e 1 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 ONE LARGE 16 CHEESE PIZZA PIZZA & & 10 10 WINGS WINGS Across from CVS in Palm Ridge PlaceDELIVERY AVAILABLE TUE.SAT PM CLOSECALL AHEAD 472-2555~ OPEN ~ Mon. 7am-3pm Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 7am-8pm Fri & Sat. 7am-9pm Sun. SeasonalWinner 2010 Taste of the Islands Voted BEST PizzaWe now sell beer!VALID FROM 4-8PM PICK-UP ONLY. TOPPINGS EXTRA, $1 EACH. NOT VALID WITH OTHER COUPONS OR OFFERS. EXPIRES 05/25/12 $15.99 BUY ONE ICE CREAM GET ONE FREE


21 ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 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: 10,000 Views; 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. Dipping channel markers with a jig head and live pinfish is always fun when the grouper bite is on and this week it was. Even using 50# braid on heavy spinning tackle, there were some fish that just would not come out of their hideaways. These shallow water gag grouper are like a large mouth bass on steroids and absolutely slam a bait. Along with the grouper this week, we also managed a keeper tripletail and a few blacktip sharks while fishing some favorite channel markers. Having little to no tide really helps for this channel marker fishing, preventing a bait from moving past the structure too fast. I have spent many years fishing just about every channel marker in the sound and have learned by trial and error which ones have structure and hold fish and which ones dont. In tough tide conditions these markers can be a sure thing and a quick and easy way to bend a rod. When the tarpon fishing is not going on like it should be, its great to have other options and May is all about options and the wide variety of species our local waters have to offer. Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email captmattmitchell@aol.com. Sophie Epstein, 13, of West Hurley, New York found three alphabet cones on Beach #7 while staying at 1399 Albatross Road on Sanibel. Shells Found Sophie Epstein Plunder Treasure Exhibition At The ImaginariumDiscover, explore and interact with Treasure! The Exhibit at the Imaginarium, but only through Sunday, May 20. Thousands have plundered this captivating exhibition since it opened in January and now is your final chance to see it. Visitors will go on a modern-day treasure hunt using modern technology and the tools-of-the-trade to uncover a variety of treasures as well as the science, history, stories and personalities behind this contemporary quest. Treasure! The Exhibit offers seven thematic areas and hands-on activities that invite visitors to try the tools of treasure hunting, while they investigate and learn how to protect treasures. Guests will discover artifacts of ancient shipwrecks and take the controls of a remote-operated vehicle (ROV) used to uncover underwater treasures. Relive the Gold Rush and try panning for gold, then experiment with metal detectors or embark on a geocache using GPS navigation, for a modern-day treasure hunting experience. And additional exhibit interactives have been unearthed. Learn how to tie nautical ropes typical of sailing ships, explore Pirate Scents, create a souvenir at the Coin Rubbing Station and make your own Pirate Flag. And, a kiosk will truly take treasure hunters on an interactive search for Nova Scotias famed Money Pit on Oak Island. Theres still time to go on your own quest for Treasure! at the Imaginarium but only through May 20. For more information, call 3217420, visit www.i-sci.org or Like us on Facebook at imaginariumfortmyers and follow us on Twitter to get the latest updates. Panning for gold at the ImaginariumEmail your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 201222 Ding Darling Wildlife Society Wins Countys Chrysalis AwardDing Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge received the Chrysalis Award for Education from the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau and Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce on May 9 in a ceremony at the Harborside Event Center. There were 10 organizations nominated for this prestigious education award, and the society was announced as the winner with a special video made in their honor, said Supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni Westland, who nominated DDWS. What a great way to celebrate 30 years of this amazing group helping the refuge. As part of the National Travel and Tourism week, the third annual Celebration of Business & Tourism Awards Luncheon and Trade Show paid homage to the value of tourism as a major economic engine in the county. The Chrysalis Awards signify the development of a partnership between the business and tourism communities. Ten winners out of 80 nominees were judged within their respective categories on how they distinguished themselves in the community, along with their efforts to promote the destination, contributions to business and tourism partnerships, and work to foster growth and sustainability. As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, DDWS works to support J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuges mission of conservation, wildlife and habitat protection, research, and public education through charitable donations and Refuge Nature Shop proceeds. To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566 or director@dingdarlingsociety. org. Since 1976Lunch 11:30 AM til 3:00 PM Dinner 5:00 PM til 9:30 PM Open 7 Days Open all day for beer & wine 472-3434 www.muckyduck.com Open Daily: Lunch: 11:30am to 3:30pm Dinner: 5:30pm to 9:30pm (239) 472-3337 15183 Captiva Drive Captiva Island, Florida 33924 A Captiva Island Tradition Since 1976 Captivas Finest Waterfront Restaurant Come by Land.... or Come by Sea... Accepting the Chrysalis Award is DDWS Executive Director Birgie Vertesch (second from right). With her are, from left, Colleen Depasquale, Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce; Richard Lewis, HSA Engineers & Scientists and last years Education winner; and Tamara Pigott, VCB executive directorShell Museum Receives Gift From Broward ClubOn May 9, Dr. Jos H. Leal, Ph.D., director and curator for the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, delivered a talk to the Broward Shell Club about one of the Museums newest exhibits, Cowries. The club, based in Pompano Beach, has been a strong supporter of the museum for the past several years. This visit provides a great opportunity to see many of my east coast shelling colleagues, said Dr. Leal. After the talk, Broward Shell Club board member Tom Ball handed Dr. Leal a check for $500 as a donation to the museums programs. The Broward Shell Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the studies of malacology and conchology. Since 1962, the club has been active in education, conservation and preservation of mollusks (terrestrial and marine). For more information about the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, visit www.shellmuseum.org or contact John Suau, public relations and marketing manager, at 395-2233 or jsuau@shellmuseum.org. Tom Ball, board member of the Broward Shell Club, delivers a check for $500 to Jos H. Leal, Ph.D., director and curator for the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum 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.


23 ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 2012 SANIBEL ISLAND BOOKSHOP 1571 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 | 239-472-5223 www.sanibelbookshop.com Receive a sterling silver bracelet with the purchase of a decorative clasp. 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 From page 1BIG ARTS Summer CampFoundation, and Sanibel-Captiva Community Bank. 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; email info@BIGARTS.org; or log on to www. BIGARTS.org. Reading For Others Returns The summer reading program at the Sanibel Public Library Reading For Others! will again take a charitable turn. Last year, the Reading For Others! program proved to be a great success for island children. Through the program, children donated 570 books to Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. Each child completed assignments and read throughout the summer earning points. The points accumulated and were turned in for books that the children selected for themselves and the children at the Childrens Hospital. This year, the children will be doing a wonderful thing by Reading For Others! and will have a lot of fun as well. Kick-off for the summer reading program will be held on Saturday, June 2 from 10 a.m. until noon. The program will run through Friday, August 3. Special programs are for children of all ages will be held weekly Tuesdays at 3 p.m. Teen VIP After Hours will be held each Tuesday evening from 6 to 7 p.m. for sixth graders and older. Reading For Others! is sponsored in part with the support of the Sanibel Public Library Foundation, Inc. and its generous donors. For additional information on the summer reading program or the foundation, call 472-2483. Happy Birthday DEENA BANTAHappy Birthday Baby! Love you! Mom, Dad, Chris and all the Sanibel Beautys! Half Price Movies For Sanibel Recreation Center Members The Island Cinema is offering Sanibel Recreation Center Member Movie Rates at half-price movie ticket prices for all City of Sanibel Rec Center members. Admission for Rec Center members (adults, seniors and youth) will be $5.30 including tax (half off the regular ticket price). All participating members will need to show the theater box office a valid Sanibel Recreation Center membership card (six month or annual) or receipt of a currently valid daily/weekly pass to the Rec Center. These feature films are offered through a partnership between the City of Sanibel Recreation Center and Island Cinema, which is currently showing The Avengers and Dark Shadows, both rated PG-13. The discount movie ticket offer is good for all showings of these movies at the Island Cinema from Friday, May 18 through Thursday, May 24. Watch the City of Sanibels website for future movie dates. Due to limited capacity in the theatre, Rec Center members wishing to utilize this discount are strongly urged to purchase their tickets at the Island Cinema, 535 Tarpon Bay Road, in advance. For more information, contact the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com.


ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 201224 Tarpon Bay Explorers Teams Up With Dr. Jackson For WGCU FundraiserWhat color of skin do those brown pelican chicks have under their white downy feathers? That question was posed by renowned ornithologist Dr. Jerry Jackson to a group of WGCU public media supporters as they observed the young birds on a rookery island in Tarpon Bay. The group was aboard Tarpon Bay Explorers tour boat, guided by Captain Steve Yetsko and assisted by naturalist Kristy Raines. The annual event is designed to raise money for WGCU public media while providing an exciting and informative day. Tarpon Bay Explorers provides the tour at no charge, and Dr. Jackson, professor of Ecological Sciences at Florida Gulf Coast University, graciously offers his time each year to lead the group. In addition, the supporters were treated to a discounted lunch at George & Wendys Sanibel Seafood Grille prior to the days events. The adventure at Tarpon Bay began in the Touch Tank Exhibit, where naturalist Raines presented the group with numerous small marine animals that inhabit the bay, including sea stars, live shells and horseshoe crabs. Dr. Jackson presented a bottlenose dolphin skeleton (always a favorite among visitors to the exhibit) and provided insights into the bottlenose dolphin anatomy. Then it was boat time, and the group ventured out on to Tarpon Bay with Capt. Yetsko at the helm for a 90-minute tour. The weather and wildlife cooperated beautifully as the tour approached the rookery islands in the middle of Tarpon Bay. Hundreds of birds are nesting in the rookeries including brown pelicans, egrets, cormorants and herons. To the delight of everyone, the chicks stole the show as a great egret chick begged for food from its parents and brown pelican chicks demonstrated the cooling behavior of gular fluttering. Not far from the rookeries, the largest marine mammal frequenting Tarpon Bay made an appearance: the endangered Florida manatee. So, what color is the skin of a brown pelican? Why black, of course. As Dr. Jackson explained, newly hatched chicks are featherless for several weeks before their white downy feathers develop. In the meantime, the black skin helps them with thermoregulation and also aids in a more rapid growth of feathers. For information on programs and fundraisers at WGCU, visit www.wgcu.org. To experience the many adventures Tarpon Bay Explorers has to offer in the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, visit www.tarponbayexplorers.com or call 4728900. Dr. Jerry Jackson leading a boat tour on Tarpon Bay for WGCU supporters Brown pelican chicks (all white) with parents in Tarpon Bays rookery 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 Voted as a Top 5 Best Breakfast in Florida By Southern Living Open 7 am 10 pm 7 Days a Week Breakfast t Endless Happy Hour Huge Kids Menu Outside Open 7 am 10 pm 7 Days a Wee k O p 1 0 p Voted BEST Family Dining We Pro ud ly y y y We Now Serving Fresh


25 ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 2012 by Andrew StansellNeil Wilkinson, an environmental education instructor in the College of Arts and Sciences and Vice-President of the Florida Mosquito Control Association, represented Florida Gulf Coast University at the first White House Summit on Environmental Education on April 16. Wilkinson took the opportunity to highlight Florida Gulf Coast Universitys environmental mission and commitment to graduating ecologically literate students and the many partnerships with local agencies that support FGCUs commitment to environmental stewardship. He is a Senior Faculty Associate for the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education. The Center works toward realizing the dream of a sustainable and peaceful future for Earth through scholarship, education, and action. The White House Summit on Environmental Education convened a diverse group of stakeholders to discuss the importance of environmental education and the core concepts and principles that best contribute to environmental literacy. The Summit featured two panels of environmental education leaders, remarks from several administration officials, and a panel on the federal governments ongoing commitment to the field of environmental education. This Summit included about 100 environmental education leaders and practitioners from around the country for a series of panel discussions and action workshops. Lisa Jackson, administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Arne Duncan, secretary for the U. S. Department of Education welcomed guests by announcing the reconvening of a federal task force to coordinate environmental education among 15 federal agencies including the Environmental Protection Agency, and Departments of Education, Interior, Health, Transportation and Labor. It was exciting to have so many federal agency leaders come together to address the importance of environmental education, said Wilkinson. The role of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education was reinforced and the focus on inclusion of children from low-income families was emphasized. Formal and informal initiatives were promoted to explore best practices that foster lifelong environmental stewardship and assess environmental education accomplishments. For more information on the White House Summit on Environmental Education or on the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education, visit www.fgcu.edu/cese and www.epa.gov/education/eesummit.html. FGCU Represented At Environmental Education Summit Neil Wilkinson at The White House 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 BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island BEST KEPT SECRET ON THE ISLANDS! BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY! 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel239-395-2300www.HungryHeron.com FRIDAY LOBSTER FEASTWhole Maine LobsterLimited Availability ALL-YOU-CAN-EATSPECIALSMONDAY NIGHT PRIME RIB includes baked potato and grilled vegetablesFISH FRY EVERY DAY Noon til closeincludes French fries and corn on the cobISLAND SHRIMP Noon til closeMix n match coconut fried or grilled includes French fries and corn on the cob$1695 $1995 $1795 All special offers good with ad, one per customer, coupons not good in conjunction with any other offer or c oupon, tax and gratuity added before discounts, expires 05-31-12. KIDS EAT FREEWith the purchase of one $15.95 and up entree Kids (10 and under) receive one free kids meal. Not valid with any other promotion or discount, Must present ad. 10% OFF FOODLunch or Dinner Every Day BEER BATTERED FISH N CHIPS BASKET$9.95 Every DayIncludes French fries and coleslawOPEN 7 DAYS! Palm Ridge RoadPeriwinkle WayW EHungry Heron Across from CVS Email editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 201226 Student Vocalists And Student Artwork Presented At BIG ARTS The BIG ARTS celebration on May 6 was a huge success. The afternoon featured an instrument petting zoo, student vocalists, student art exhibits and light refreshments. The Southwest Florida Symphonys instrument petting zoo is a traveling interactive display that provides a hands-on experience for young students or adults. Three vocalists who won previous Young Artists Awards performed at BIG ARTS Sarah Daigle, a student at North Fort Myers High School; Peyton Davis, a sophomore at Cypress Lake Center for the Arts High School; and Spencer Saso from North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts. The mission of the Young Artists Awards program is to provide performing arts opportunities and scholarships in dance, drama, vocal and instrumental music performance and to provide a showcase for the talents of our local youth. The Young Artists Awards organization works with the staff at the Pediatric Oncology/Hematology program at The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida to exhibit and sell artwork of kids with cancer. Proceeds from the sales from the Art By Kids With Cancer exhibit will provide monetary assistance to families in crisis facing the challenges of childhood cancer. The Open Doors: Great Expectations Exhibit is now showing in Founders Gallery. The Open Doors program, funded through donations to the Alliance for the Arts, provides classes for children with artistic talent and/or financial need. All of the student art will be displayed in Phillips and Founders Galleries through May 24. The exhibits are open from 1 to 4 p.m. weekdays. Student Art Reception Sponsor Dr. Areyeh Mehl tries the saxophone during the symphonys instrument petting zoo From left, Sarah Daigel, Spencer Saso, Katherine Boren, Jamie Carmichael, Peyton Davis and Dan Goldman of Young Artists Awards Rafael and Katie Perez 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 Weekends: Barbara Smith & 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


27 ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 2012 Live Entertainment 8pm-11pm Wed Fri Stone Crab Claws Are HERE! Lunch & Dinner Daily Happy Hour Nightly Find Us on Facebook Scott Crater-Associates in Dermatology, Supporter Pinocchios Original Italian Ice Cream. Phillips Gallery is sponsored by Visual Arts Patron Season Sponsors June Rosner and Russ Bilgore. Founders Gallery is supported by Visual Arts Season Sponsors Deborah and John La Gorce. Visit www.BIGARTS.org for more event information, including links to artists websites. To purchase tickets, stop by BIG ARTS or call the Marks Box Office at 395-0900. Katie Gould, Caroline Tesoro, Emily and Caitlyn McCallion enjoy Pinocchios Ice Cream Music by Anna Wells Beauty by Henry Crater Kianna Toothman and Liam Deal with their artworkEmail your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 201228 Community Players Opening Nightby Di SaggauBIG ARTS Community Players is presenting its first full production play at the Herb Strauss Theater. On opening night, around 100 theater-goers enjoyed a champagne and dessert reception prior to seeing the comedy Marriage is Murder by Nick Hall, directed by Angie Koch. June Koc and Peter Stearns play Polly and Paul Butler, two ex-spouses who are mystery June Koc and Peter Stearns with an unusual prop Maureen and Dick Wright Shirley Jewell, Maddy Hanlon and Angie Koch John Carney Nancy and Chuck BonserGulfshore Ballet To Perform At BIG ARTS BIG ARTS presents Gulfshore Ballets Spring Showcase on Sunday, May 20 at 4 p.m. General admission is $5, while children 17 and under are 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 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 or call the Marks Box Office at 395-0900. Gulfshore Ballet photo by Kelle HamptonEmail your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com $1.00 o all Mixed Drinks $1.00 o all Wines 50 o bottled Beer At the Bar AND in the Dining Room Nightly from 4:30-7:00! Present this ad and be seated before 5:30 p.m. and we will deduct $2.50 OFFEvery Adult Dinner Entree At MatzalunaNot valid with any other coupon. Expires 05/25/12 1200 Periwinkle Way (1/2 Mile west of the Causeway)472-1998 www.matzaluna.netNEW HAPPY HOURFresh Seafood, Veal, Chicken, Pasta and Sanibels ONLY wood red pizzaServing 7 days from 4:30-9:30


29 ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 2012writers. They act out crimes in Pauls apartment which involves poisoned chocolates, lethal martinis, daggers and even a dead mouse. The floor of Pauls apartment is strewn with papers and clothing. When he walks into his place, hes carrying a bottle of gin in a paper bag. He promptly removes the sack and throws it on the floor. Paul says husbands and wives are the most likely murderers. Polly asks why and he replies, Because theyre husbands and wives. The show is funny with a lot of clever lines. I loved it when, while reading Pauls novel, Polly says, It must have been hell going through life in sentence fragments. If you hurry you can still catch the show. It continues Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 17 to 19 at the Herb Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Opening July 5 is Neil Simons popular The Star Spangled Girl directed by June Koc and starring Kelly Greten, Jason Boeckman and Bianca De Sanctis. For ticket information go to www. BIGARTS.org, call 472-6862 or 3950900. Bobby Logue, Lee Ellen Harder and Jocelyn Harder Ray Buck and JR Pascall Mike Duta, Carolyn Shaw and Carl Chimento 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 Ft r b b b751 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 5-7pm Mimosas, Bellinis & Sangrias One for each person at the table (over 21 years of age) to toast for you at the table. The entire table can enjoy a complimentary toast with purchase of 2 or more entrees (cannot be used with any other promotion or coupon) Fresh ingredients, simplicity, love... the recipe for a treasured dining experience Chef/Owner AJ Black Check out our early dining Check out our early dining special o ers & special o ers & we honor we honor any any Kiwanis coupon Kiwanis coupon for for the months of the months of May and June 2012 May and June 2012


ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 201230 Festival Of Dance Will Feature Student And Professional ArtistsJeanne Bochette, owner of the historic Dance Bochette studio, celebrates her 62nd season when her students and guests perform in annual Festival of Dance on Sunday, May 27 starting at 3 p.m. at Bishop Verot High Schools Anderson Theater. Celebrate the beauty and athleticism of dance with selections that span the full range of dance genres, from classical ballet to streetwise hiphop. Selections include pieces inspired by the classical ballets Sylvia, Les Sylphides and by Tchaikovskys beloved Waltz of the Flowers. Discover the intricate music of Japanese jazz artist Jun Miyake, whose works serve as the backdrop for Bochette co-director and modern dance expert Alyce Bochette. Dancers will also tap to the upbeat CottonEyed Joe and Frank Sinatras Dance All Night. Dance Bochette, in conjunction with the non-profit Gulfcoast Dance, will also host two principal dancers from the Gainesville-based Dance Alive National Ballet, showcasing choreography by company director Kim Tuttle. Dance Alive stars Carla Armancio and Felipe Teixeira will perform two classical pas de deux from Asaf Messerers Spring Waters and from Bailero, a contemporary ballet. Additionally, three senior students, who been with the Bochette studio since their pre-ballet days, will perform Tuttles Drigo Variations as a way of celebrating their graduations from area high schools and the studio. Eight younger dancers will be recognized during the performance for passing their latest exam in the rigorous Cecchetti system, a method of ballet training that emphasizes precise technique, knowledge of dance theory and adherence to ballet standards. Also guests of this years festival are members of Dance Alliance, the resident company of the Alliance for the Arts, who will perform their choreography inspired by the 2011-12 season. Tickets are $12 and will be sold at the door. For more information, contact Dance Bochette at 334-3274 or visit www.dancebochette.com. Carla Amancio Filipe Texeira and Carla Amancio Carla Amancio and Filipe Texeira, guest artists from the Festival of Dance 2012 A Secret That Could Wreak Havoc On The World by Di SaggauOne of lifes real pleasures is picking up a book to read and finding you cant put it down. Such was the case when I picked up Hitlers Silver Box by Florida author Allen Malnak. This novel kept my attention from the get-go. I read it at home and at the pool, finishing it in one day. The story involves Dr. Bruce Starkmans quest to destroy a secret document written by Nazi leaders and concealed in a silver box. Bruce, chief ER resident at Chicagos Cook County Hospital, learns about the box after the mysterious death of his Uncle Max Bloomberg, a Holocaust survivor. Max created the box some 50 years earlier when he was held in Theresienstadt concentration camp. The box was to be a birthday gift for Adolph Hitler. Throughout the book, quotes from Maxs journal headline each chapter. Quotes like Youve entered a different world from the one you knew. At home, we planted gardens. Here we only plant the dead; We were branded like cattle, only they fed the cattle better and the most poignant, heart wrenching one, They didnt give me silver. They gave me people. The silver had been in their mouths. And some were children. Just children. When Bruce reads Uncle Maxs journal, the reader is taken back into a world where evil reigned at the hand of a madman. Bruce discovers that a worldwide Nazi resurgence is imminent unless he can find and destroy the contents of the silver box. He finally meets up with an aggressive Israeli woman named Miriam, and together they travel to Paris and the Czech Republic while being pursued by groups of vicious neo-Nazis. The rush is on to find the silver box his uncle buried in a forest near Prague. The characters in Malnaks book are intriguing and well developed with a quality of authenticity that grabs the reader. Hitlers Silver Box is available at MacIntosh Books on Sanibel or through www. TwoHarborsPress.com. 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


31 ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 2012Sanibel Reinvented Display At Librarysubmitted by Cathy CangelosiThe Sanibel Public Library is currently featuring Sanibel Reinvented, inviting residents and visitors to see the large selection of special books about our islands, paintings featuring local scenes and a unique shell collection. The shell collection is the personal collection of Elsie A. Malone, donated by Elsie M. Malone in her mothers memory. In addition to the librarys permanent shell display, there is a special shell collection exhibit that is on loan from staff. There are many informative and educational books about the history of Sanibel and Captiva islands and about Florida by local authors and other researchers. These books delve into the past, the Calusa Indians and continue through the formation of local, county and city governments. This large selection of books is diverse and contains photos and documentation of people and past events that are the foundation of the islands that keep visitors wanting to return or to live here. Library staffer Betsy Eidem developed this special display, which includes books and DVDs that are available to check out. The artists of San-Cap Art League have over 40 colorful oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings on view that depict the diversity of flora, fauna and marine life along with other nature and beach scenes that make the islands so appealing. Subjects include island homes, gardens and points of interest such as The Bailey Homestead that has been recently purchased by the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. Many of the paintings were done at the various island locations during the Art Leagues weekly Paintouts. The Sanibel Public Library is located at 770 Dunlop Road, next to Sanibel City Hall. For more information and hours, call 472-2483 or visit www.sanlib.org. Betsy Eidem and Carol Rosenberg Poetic Voicesselected by Don BrownOld Sonoita Highwayby Warren WoessnerNothing in the dark but headlights of pickups filled with hunters down from Tucson for deer. Then in front of me, mountains come out of the night, push aside clouds of dreams, wide awake. They let me pass on this thin road cut through rock the color of fresh meat. My arms are open all night long, and my heart is never closed, she sings. Its not the morning prayer I would have made, but it comes in clear all right. This poem is from Warrens book, Clear All The Rest Of The Way, available from Amazon.com. Warren Woessner conducted a poetry workshop and read at BIG ARTS in 1988. He has been published in many reviews and anthologies over the last 40 years including Poetry,The Nation, Poetry Northwest, and The Beloit Poetry Journal. He cofounded Abraxas magazine in 1968 and is the Senior Editor. A few of his other books and chapbooks are listed on Amazon.com. 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FREETake Me Home NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands BUSINESS REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS VOL. 19, NO. 47 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA MAY 18, 2012 B BSECTIONThe inaugural Ding Darling Conservation Education Awards were handed out on May 8 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers, recognizing middle school teachers and students outstanding in the field of conservation education in private and public schools throughout Lee County. In addition, the Ding Darling Wildlife Society (DDWS) awarded $11,500 in conservation education scholarships to a dozen high school seniors and college students from Lee, Collier or Charlotte counties majoring in biology or conservationrelated subjects. I actually read about the scholarship in the newspaper, so I applied for it, said Nicole Ogden, a resident of Sanibel and the recipient of the Jane Werner Environmental Scholarship of $1,500. The South Fort Myers High School senior will attend Rollins College in the fall, where she plans to major in biology. Ogden, who said that she enjoys science as well as working with children, has been a volunteer assistant at the Sanibel Sea School for the past few years. She hopes to pursue something that will allow her to incorporate her love for biology and teach kids about marine life. I was born on the island, so I am very proud to represent Sanibel with this scholarship, she added. Principals at each of the middle schools had the opportunity to nominate one student and one teacher. The winners from The Sanibel School were 7th grader Haley Keller and teacher Dana Sanner. I think I was nominated for this because Im a good recycler, said Keller. For the past few years, Ive volunteered continued on page 16B At the Ding Darling Awards at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre is, from left, Bagzilla Kim Ramos, Birgie Vertesch, Tom Guess, the blue goose mascot, Doris Hardy and Toni WestlandStudents, Teachers Honored At Inaugural Ding Darling Awardsby Jeff LysiakPremier Sponsor For FISH 10K Race NamedFISH (Friends In Service Here) of Sanibel announced last week that the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company has officially kicked off the fourth annual 10K Race 4 FISH by taking the role of a premier sponsor. The race is scheduled to take place on Sanibel on Saturday, October 13. We are delighted to once again take on the premier sponsorship in support of the 10K Race 4 FISH, said Al Hanser, founder, CEO and co-chairman of the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. This is a major fundraising event and we support FISH for being a great partner in thiscontinued on page 11B From left, John Pryor and Ed Ridlehoover, co-chairs of FISH 10K Committee, Bill Fellows, president, Al Hanser, founder, CEO and co-chairman of the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, and Terry Igo, president of the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company


ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 20122B Hortoons 2242 Periwinkle Way Suite 3 at Sanibel Square SanibelSusan.com Weekly blog at SanibelSusan.wordpress.com Compass Point #141 gulf-front fully-remodeled established rental $999K 916 Beach Rd+bedrm near-beach-home with raised pool & dock $899K 837 Limpet Dr lot in Shell Harbor lot with patio dock & wide view of intersecting canals $930K Sandalfoot #5C1 beachfront 2 bedrm in on-site rental program $699K Kings Crown #212rental ready 2 bedrm in private corner location $599K 220 Southwinds Dr beach home with deeded gulf access $499K Seashells of Sanibel #37 2nd floor corner 2 bedrm in rental program $274K Sanibel Arms West #M7 2nd floor 2 bedrm with washer/dryer $399.9K Sundial Resort #I101 charming corner groundlevel club suite $349.9K 1847 Farm Trail lot in Island Woodson inner circle, with community pool & tennis $249K 966 Greenwood Ct S 3-bedrm townhouse in The Dunes $324.9K 1118 Sand Castle Rd lot in The Dunes with beach access, plus golf & tennis, & club house $299K 545 Rabbit Rd lot in Sanibel River Estatesnear this community deeded beach path $199K Colony Resort #47nearbeach condo with nightly rentals allowed $149K Gulfside Place #319topfloor 2 bedrm plus den & this terrific view$974K 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 5307 Umbrella Pool lot in Sanibel Bayous II short walk over Clam Bayou to this wide beach $449K American Legion Post 123 NewsOn Sunday, May 20, come to the American Legion Post 123 for a meal of corned beef and cabbage, served from 1 to 8 p.m. Every Wednesday, beginning May 23, Marty Stokes & the Captiva Band will play from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The 4th annual Redneck Olimpics is scheduled for May 27. Opening ceremonies begin at noon. There will be lots of games, food and fun for all ages. 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 Desi Fish. Chip Gelpi took second. The second match winner was John Gonzalez, with George Sell taking second. Texas Holdem is played every Thursday at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. New players are welcome. 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. Email editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


BondurantRealtyGroup.comMary Cell: 239.839.3633 Fred Cell: 239.281.5356 Scan With Your Phone See us on Facebook at See us on Facebook at facebook.com/bondurantrealtygroup facebook.com/bondurantrealtygroup Fred Bondurant 239-281-5356 Mary Bondurant 239-839-3633 New Listings 1415 SandpiperThis immaculate, 2 BR/2 BA, 1/2 duplex sits on Horseshoe Lake in the desirable Dunes Gol ng Community. Boasting a remodeled kitchen with granite tops, this bright and airy home awaits you. Feel secure with windows protected by shutters and panels. Sun and enjoy the lake views on the spacious deck. O ered turn key.O ered at $329,000 740 Durion CtStep into this immaculate home and you will nd serene views of the Sanibel River with the conservation area behind. Watch the wildlife from the open living area or from 2 of the 3 bedrooms Kitchen w/island has hard surface counters. Solar panels to keep your pool heated in the cooler months. ALL OPENINGS MITIGATED WITH PANELS/SHUTTERS.O ered at $599,000 Oceans Reach 2D2View View View! Not only does this corner 2nd r 2BR/2BA condominium have terri c views of the Gulf but it also has impact resistant windows with quality construction.O ered at $760,000 Great Condo Opportunities Sea Shells of Sanibel, Unit 6 Larger remodeled 2nd oor corner unit with 2BR/ 2BA; Enclosed lanai for additional living space and private view of the sanctuary. Excellent rental history; on site rental program w/ 3 day minimum.O ered at $345,000 Sea Shells of Sanibel, Unit 26Beautifully decorated 2BR/2BA corner unit. Good rental history. Enjoy short walk to the beach, relax by the pool or play tennis at this quaint complex from your screened porch.O ered at $274,000Commercial Opportunities Commercial Causeway1177 Causeway Blvd. The rst commercial location upon entering Sanibel. O ered For Sale or Lease. Call Fred at 239.281.5356 Commercial LeaseSanibel Promenade 695 Tarpon Bay Road High tra c location across from Post O ce. O ce Condo For Lease $1,200/mo Call Fred at 239.281.5365 UNDER CONTRACT1647 Sand Castle RdGreat Dunes Duplex Deal! 3 BR 2.5 BA 1/2 duplex with panoramic views of lakes and greens on the 18th fairway in the Dunes. Price Reduced...O ered at $325,000Great Duplex Opportunity PRICE REDUCED3B ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 2012


4B ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 2012 Buying, Selling or just want to chat... Talk to Chuck! Buying, Selling or just want to chat... Talk to Chuck! Great Service... Great Dedication... Great Results!!! Great Service... Great Dedication... Great 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! 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 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 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 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 3BR/2BA Old Floridastyle in Las Tiendas. 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 $599,000476 Las Tiendas 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.Community Association Honors Four Former Board MembersThe Sanibel Community Association recently honored four previous members of its board of directors Ann Arnoff, Karen Bell, Jim Brent and Rob Lisenbee and offered thanks for their many years of service to the SCA. Rob Lisenbee, Ann Arnoff and Jim BrentArnoff, Schopfer Honored By SCA From left, Ann Arnoff, Director Emeritus, Sanibel Community Association Board President Marge Meek and Gordon Schopfer, Director Emeritus. Arnoff also received the Gordon Schopfer Lifetime Achievement AwardEmail editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


5B ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 2012 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 PUBLICCamp 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 Chamber Of Commerce Takes Over Fireworks Fundraising And OperationThe Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce announced that it has taken over the fundraising and operations for the fireworks for this years 4th of July celebration. The Sanibel fireworks display, a major draw for tourists and islanders, is planned to be bigger and better than ever this year. The fireworks begin at dusk and will be launched from the foot of Bailey Road on the bay side. Zambelli Brothers is working with the chamber on the show. A Sanibel and Captiva fireworks party will be hosted by The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club. Parking will be available as well as food and beverages; there will also be live music and face painting. The chamber is calling for sponsors to support this event. There are several sponsorship categories and we are asking businesses and individuals to help support our 2012 fireworks event to make sure that it is a traditional 4th of July celebration in true Sanibel style, said Ric Base, president of the chamber. If you would like to sponsor the fireworks display, contact Bridgit Stone-Budd at 472-8255 or email services@sanibep-captiva.org. We would like to thank Sharon and Judy Michie for their hard work over the past two years raising the funds to ensure that Sanibel and Captiva continued this great tradition, said Base. Sanibel fireworksLove That Dress! Names New Date And VenueLadies, gather your dresses! Its time for SanibelCaptivas annual Love That Dress! collection party, scheduled to take place on Tuesday, June 19 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in support of PACE Center for Girls of Lee County. The Royal Shell Companies will partner once again with The Prawnbroker Group at this years new location: The Village Shops, at 2340 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Admission is $5, along with one or more new or gently used dress(es). In air conditioned comfort, party hosts will collect dress donations in exchange for a dining certificate to Matzaluna. Wine and light hors doeuvres will be served as you choose your favorite raffle items. Last years popular prize drawing will return with tickets selling for five for $20 or $5 each. Everyone is encouraged to continue the merriment at Matzalunas, where 15 percent of your dinner tab that evening benefits PACE. The event is open to the public, and off-island residents are welcome. Our goal is to collect as many dresses, shoes, handbags and accessories as possible, explained Barb Harrington of The Royal Shell Companies. All donations will be resold at the Love That Dress! event to be held on August 29 at Embassy Suites in Estero or otherwise benefit PACE. For more information about the main event, fan Love That Dress! on Facebook or visit www. lovethatdress.org. PACE Center for Girls is the only nonresidential, gender specific program for at-risk girls in Lee County. The teenage girls served are facing challenges such as physical, sexual and emotional abuse, foster care, academic failure and delinquency. To learn more, visit www.pacecenter. org/lee. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


6B ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 2012 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. Make checks payable to City of Sanibel. 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. Tuesday Kayaking June 5 and 11, July 10 and 24, 8:30 a.m. There is space for 16 people on eight two-person kayaks and unlimited space for those who own their own kayaks. Everyone is encouraged to take a turn leading the group. The center supplies the kayaks, paddles and life jackets. Bring water, a small snack, change of clothing, sun lotion, bug spray, sunglasses and a hat. Cost is $5 for Island Seniors, Inc. members and $10 for non-members. Come by the center to sign up. New Computer Class With Patty includes Windows 7. PC Savvy News you can use Thursday, June 28 or Wednesday, July 25, 1 to 3 p.m. Learn how to use libraries, folders, flash drives, search options, desktop icons and other applications. Your paid reservation guarantees your seat. Cost is $30 for members and $45 for non-members. Watercolor with Bea Pappas Fridays, 12:30 to 3 p.m. beginning June 1. If you have some painting experience and would like to work from a still life or photo, join the class. Cost is $20 per session for members and $25 for nonmembers. Class runs through August 31. Discounted tickets to Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Naples Philharmonic or Florida Repertory Theatre for the 2013 season are available. Call the center for 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 are awarded. Music Walk Friday, May 18, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First Street, downtown Fort Myers. Meet for dinner at 5:30 and listen to the music of the Blues Brothers Soul Band at 7 p.m. Pam Schwantes and her Fort Myers High School students art will be displayed at the art center. Other galleries will be open and displaying artwork. Leisure Lunchers & Thrift & Consignment Connoisseurs Wednesday, June 20 at 11:30 a.m., Stir Crazy in Bonita Springs. Tuesday, July 17 at 11:30 a.m., Connors Steakhouse in Gulf Coast Town Center. Trip to Useppa with Captiva Cruises Tuesday, July 31. Depart from McCarthys Marina at 10 a.m. and return by 3 p.m. Dine at the Collier Inn and tour the history museum. Cost is $25 for members and $35 for non-members. Come to the center to sign up or mail your reservation with a check. 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. Travels by Bus Friday, June 8, departing at 8 a.m. Starlite Princess paddlewheel cruise with a Musical Salute to Frank Sinatra and Friends in St. Petersburg. Cost is $69 for members and $79 for non-members. Includes round trip transportation, narrated sightseeing cruise on St. Petersburg Bay, lunch on board, Rat Pack musical entertainment. Call the center at 472-5743 for more information.


8B ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 2012Around The IslandsAdd A Stylish Look With A Leather Braceletby Anne MitchellThe Sanibel Bead Shop is featuring a hot new line of DIY bracelets from Europe called Regaliz (ray-galease). Regaliz is Spanish for licorice, and this line looks yummy enough to eat! It features thick Greek leather in scrumptious colors, handmade ceramic beads and lead/nickel-free spacers and clasps. The bracelets are super easy to make, says store owner Lily Rose: Just slide on your desired combination of beads and spacers and then glue on the clasp. The results are stunning. Were excited to be carrying this line, said Rose. We love the exquisite European quality and the colors are perfect for spring/summer and our tropical, coastal market. There are 11 leather colors to choose from (gray and white colors arriving soon), and 12 bead colors in 10mm and 15mm sizes. The spacers and findings come in three finishes: silver, brass and copper. The Sanibel Bead Shop is in Treetops Center, across from Dairy Queen. Phone 395-1180. To mark National Bike Week this month, Billys Bike Shop of Sanibel is offering free classes. Stop by Saturday, May 19, for a free cup of coffee and treats from 9 to 11 a.m. and get Tips on Commuting. Billys Bike Shop is at 1509 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-3620. We know that summer on the islands brings sizzling weather but it is also a time for retailers to offer some special deals once the high season crowds have left. Sun Dollars, the Island Suns monthly discount coupon book, is small enough to slide in your purse or pocket for when youre in our local stores and restaurants. The May books discounts include: The Island Cow, 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel 10 percent off breakfast with coupon, from 7 to 11 a.m.; The Sanibel Sprout, 2330 Palm Ridge Road 10 percent off entire purchase at this organic health food store, including fresh organic produce, glutenfree and vegan products and supplements and neutraceuticals; Rinaldis Shoes & Art Gallery, 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel $5 off any shoe purchase $20 or over and $125 off all original acrylic paintings by Tony Rinaldi; Beachview Golf Course, 1100 Par View Drive, Sanibel 18 holes of gold with cart, $40; Hungry Heron, 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel 10 percent off lunch or dinner; Sanibel Island Books & Gifts, 1571 Periwinkle Way buy four books, get one free (of equal or lesser value), and 25 percent off any one item of clothing; The Great White Grill, 2440 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel 10 percent off your entire bill; Captiva Cruises, 472-5300 $2.50 off each adult ticket on Cabbage Key, Useppa And Cayo Costa cruises and $1 off on dolphin adventure cruises and sunset cruises; RC Otters,Cantina Captiva, Keylime Bistro and Captiva Pizza, Yogurt & Gifts, all on Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva 10 percent off purchase; Sanibel Day Spa, Periwinkle Place 10 percent off various services; Jacaranda, 1223 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel 10 percent off entire check, or free bottle of wine ($25 value); Sanibel Beauty Salon, 2330 Palm Ridge Road 15 percent off purchase of any three items; Barefoot Charters, 281-1963 $50 off any trip, and show a receipt from Sanibel Beauty Salon and take off another $10; Courtneys on Sanibel, 1231 Middle Gulf Drive dinner for two with a glass of wine each for $30; Banner Pool Service, 1633 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel free pool thermometer with any in-store purchase over $25; Island Pizza, 1619 Periwinkle Way and 2496 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel buy one pizza, get one half off; Suncatchers Dream, 630 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel 10 percent off your purchase; Island Life Custom Cleaning, 579-0200 10 percent off a cleaning and 10th cleaning free; The Stone Crab 2761 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel buy one entre and get the second at half price; She Sells Sea Shells, 1157 Periwinkle W ay and 2422 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel 20 percent off any single item, cash sales only; Il Tesoro Ristorante, 751 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel buy one get one glass of wine free between 5 and 6 p.m.; Island Pharmacy, 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel 10 percent off all products excluding prescriptions; The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club, 949 Sand Castle Road, Sanibel $5 off new Wednesday Nine and Dine Scramble (regularly $35); Sanibel Fish House, 1523 Periwinkle Way Free glass of house wine, domestic draft, well drink or slice of Key lime pie, valid for lunch 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Jerrys Foods of Sanibel, 1700 Periwinkle Way $1 per pound off Boars Head deli meat and 40 cents off a 24-pack of Crystal drinking water; Renees Artisans of Fine Jewelry, 455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Watch batteries installed for $10.99; Big Dog Surf Shop, 459 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel 10 percent off purchase; Individual stores in Periwinkle Place are offering various discounts up to 25 percent (see coupon book for details). LIVE ON THE ISLANDS The Mucky Duck on Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, features music by Mark Dupuy on Mondays; Rich Lancaster, Wednesdays; Gene Federico, Thursdays and Saturdays; and Buckeye Ken, Fridays. 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, Joe McCormick and singer Marvilla Marzan; Sunday, Joe McCormick with popular favorites and smooth vocal stylings, R&B, jazz and pop 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. Il Cielo, 1244 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, has live entertainment with Dan Tudor on Fridays and Gary Duke Earle Saturdays. Phone 472-5555. Thistle Lodge at Casa Ybel Resort features John McLane on Fridays; Dan Tudor on Saturdays. Casa Ybel is at 2255 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, phone 472-9200. Danny Morgan plays and sings Saturdays and Sundays poolside at Coconuts at Casa Ybel. 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, continued on page 10B 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. Black leather Regaliz bracelet with long spacer at the Sanibel Bead Shop Regaliz bracelet in sea green and brown ceramic beads and brass spacers on dark brown leather from the Sanibel Bead Shop Regaliz leather bracelets come in many colors at the Sanibel Bead Shop


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The Big Backpack Event ReturnsLee County public schools begin the 2012-13 school year on Wednesday, August 8. In preparation for the new school year, the Multicultural Centre of Southwest Floridas 13th annual Big Backpack Event is set to begin. The community-wide back-to-school festival and outreach program will be held on Sunday, July 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers. More than 13,000 people are expected at this years event, and over 2,000 students ages five to 12 will receive free backpacks, school supplies and other giveaways. There is no fee for the event, and all families are welcome. The main goal of the Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida is to support students in need while also celebrating the diversity in our community. Free backpacks and school supplies will be provided to the first 2,000 children ages 5 to 12 who attend. Children must be present with their parent or guardian in order to receive the supplies. The Big Backpack Event will also provide free services such as eye exams, haircuts and fingerprinting. Festivities include face painting, a bounce house and a full day of live multicultural entertainment on the main stage of the event center. The Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida is a 501(c)3 organization that raises funds to support students in need with their back-to-school needs. For more information, contact event organizer Connie Ramos-Williams at 690-9840 or email Connie@ conricholdings.com. For more information about the Big Backpack Event or the Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida, visit www.multiculturalcentre.org, call 561-7345 or email info@ multiculturalcentre.org. You can also Like our page on Facebook at www.facebook. com/TheBigBackpackEvent and follow us on Twitter by following @BackpackEvent. Participants at last years Big Backpack EventFrom page 8BAround The Islandscontemporary 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 4720305. Chips Sanibel Steakhouse features Michael David playing light classical guitar on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The steakhouse is at 1473 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-5700. The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn, Captiva has entertainment Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Crab races are Mondays and Thursdays with the family show at 5:30 p.m. and grown-up races at 9 p.m. The Crows Nest is at 15951 Captiva Drive, phone 472-5161. The Island Cow on Periwinkle Way has live entertainment on Friday with Dan Confrey; Saturday, Diana Lynn; and Sunday, Buckeye Ken. Phone 472-0606. RC Otters, 11506 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, has live music daily with dining inside and out, phone 395-1142. George & Wendys Sanibel Seafood Grille has live entertainment as follows: Wednesdays, Robbie Hutto, guitar and vocals; Thursdays Karaoke; Fridays Anthony Wayne, guitar and vocals; and this Saturday, May 19, Robby Hutto & the Absent-Minded. 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. Three-Course Italian Wine Dinner At Shoals Restaurant & Wine BarEnjoy a fabulous three-course tasting dinner paired with an excellent selection of wines at Shoals Restaurant & Wine Bar in Fort Myers Beach on T uesday, May 29 at 7 p.m in the Fresh Life Gazebo. The first course offered during the evening will include a grilled swordfish salad, mixed greens, red onion and cherry tomatoes, capers and extra virgin olive oil. The course will be paired with Chimera Villamedoro. The second course features a rigatoni lamb ragout paired with Nilo Barbera while the third course features pork osso buco served with saffron risotto, which will be paired with Ruffino IL Ducale Toscana. The event costs $40 per person. Call 482-6765 to reserve seats or visit www. SandyButler.com for additional information. Shoals Restaurant & Wine Bar, 17650 San Carlos Blvd. (next to The Sandy Butler Market), is located about 1.25 miles before the Matanzas Pass Bridge. 10B ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 2012 Choosing e Right Insurance Agent Makes All e Di erence mmeek@rosierinsurance.com239-472-1152 Marge MeekLong-time Island Resident Call me anytime for your business and personal insurance needs. Serving Florida for over 55 years with a team of over 35 professionals. SOMETIMES THE SOMETIMES THE BEST PLAN IS A BEST PLAN IS A NEW PLAN. NEW PLAN.Greg Weglarz, President OwnerLicense # CG CA05420Phone: (239)489.0442 Cell: (239)822.2947 Email: gregwegz@earthlink.netwww.gregweglarz.com VASANTA SENERAT CPA, P.A.CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT SANIBEL 472-60001633 Periwinkle Way Anchor Point FORT MYERS 418-00083949 Evans Ave. Suite 205 Accounting and Tax Preparation for Businesses Individuals Condo Associations Non Residents Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


11B ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 2012 Open House!! Call Judy Reddington (239) 472.5187 x 331 Cell: (239) 851.4073 *Toll free 800.553.7338 x 331 Wednesday 5/23 & Thursday 5/24 10 am To 2 pm Directions: Sanibel-Captiva Rd, right on Sanctuary Rd, left on Wulfert Rd, right on Baltusrol Ct. 5781 Baltusrol Ct. Unit# 1B The Sanctuary Just Reduced to $599,000!!! Come see this 3br / 2.5bath condo with private garage. Swimming pool limited to the 6 condominium units. 10 Ceilings, private lanai off of great room & master bedroom includes overlooking the 9th Hole. Laundry room with washer & dryer by Whirlpool. Security systems and much more. This unit comes fully furnished! 5781 Baltusrol Ct. Unit# 1B May Fun Days At Sanibel RecRegister your children now for the upcoming Half Day Fun Days on Tuesday, May 22, Wednesday, May 23 and Thursday, May 24 as well as the Full Day Fun Day on Friday, May 25 at the Sanibel Recreation Center. The Fun Days will offer a variety of athletic games, craft projects and special entertainment. Enrollment is available for children in kindergarten through eighth grade. The Half Day Fun Day program operates from noon to 5:30 p.m. and the Full Day Fun Day Program operates from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Each child needs to bring a swimsuit and towel. Light snacks will be provided. This new option is now available to families seeking child care on school half days; however, these days are included at no charge for children currently enrolled in the After School Program. Register in advance and receive the Early Bird rate: Tuesday, May 22 (registration by May 15) Member $20, Non-Member $25; (registration on or after May 16) Member $22, Non-Member $27.50 Wednesday, May 23 (registration by May 16) Member $20, Non-Member $25; (registration on or after May 17) Member $22, Non-Member $27.50 Thursday, May 24 (registration by May 17) Member $20, Non-Member $25; (registration on or after May 18) Member $22, Non-Member $27.50 Friday, May 25 (registration by May 18) Member $20, Non-Member $25; (registration on or after May 19) Member $22, Non-Member $27.50 The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. From page 1BFISH 10K Racecommunity and for the work they do helping our neighbors on our islands. The race will begin at 7:30 a.m. at The Community House on Periwinkle Way, and will once again follow a marked 10K circuit around the island, returning to The Community House for the finish line. There will also be a trade fair, aimed at the runners and their families and friends as well as refreshment tables and water stations around the island for runners. The 10K Race 4 FISH, held in conjunction with the Fort Myers Track Club, is expected to attract more than 500 runners this year. The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company has been a great supporter of FISH over the years and we are delighted that they chose to be the Premier Sponsor for our 10K Race 4 FISH again this year, said Bill Fellows. We have had a long standing relationship with Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, and we are pleased to have them as a partner in one of our most important fundraising events of the year. More than 40 island businesses and organizations sponsored the 10K in 2011, and over 120 people volunteered to support and execute a great event. We really look forward to seeing everyone again, Fellows added. Everyone involved is important to us, whether they are runner, a sponsor or a volunteer. Without them, we simply wouldnt have such great success in the past. We are very grateful to our community for everything they do for us year after year. For more information, visit www.fishofsanibel.com. One Day Golf And Tennis TournamentThe Beachview Golf and Tennis Club will host a one-day golf and tennis tournament on June 9, which will conclude just prior to the running of the Belmont Stakes. Events will include both mens and mixed doubles tennis round robin, followed by lunch at the tennis center. Each team will also play an 18-hole best ball scramble in the afternoon. Awards will be presented immediately following the running of the Belmont Stakes at the Bistro at Beachview. A vacation package, which includes three days and two nights, will go to the overall mens and mixed champions. Gift certificates will be awarded to individual tennis and golf winners as well. The entry fee for the tournament is $50 per person and includes all tennis and golf fees, complimentary lunch, beverages during the tennis round robin and happy hour at the bistro all afternoon. For more information, or to enter, call Toni Halski at 472-9099. Deadline for entry is June 6 at 5 p.m. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 201212B Philadelphia University To Induct Wolanin Into Athletics Hall Of FameThe Philadelphia University Hall of Fame committee has announced that Vincent Wolanin () is among the five to be inducted into the PhilaU Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2012. The class will formally be inducted on Friday, May 18. Wolanin was a star pitcher for the Rams baseball team from 1966 until 1968. In his freshman season, Wolanin was the pitcher of record in four of the teams five wins, including the schools first-ever victory against a major public university, a 2-1 win over Rutgers. He led the pitching staff in strikeouts in two of his three seasons. Wolanin also played on the Rams basketball team. In 2005, he was elected to the Hall of Fame at Father Judge High School in Philadelphia. Wolanin, who is chairman and CEO of PrivateSky Aviation Services, Fort Myers received Philadelphia Universitys Lifetime Innovation Award at its inaugural Evening of Innovation in 2010. A licensed real estate broker and commercial builder, Wolanin has won numerous awards for real estate developments in various states. He is also a music producer who has received silver, gold and platinum awards. In addition to Wolanin (baseball), the Class of 2012 features Monica Sortino (, womens basketball); Janet Trinh (nee Tarpey, , womens soccer/womens lacrosse); and Jim McGilvery (, mens basketball). Also, Chris Netzel will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. Vincent and his brother, Gregory (), endowed a scholarship at Philadelphia University, in memory of their father, Vincent J. Wolanin, a law-enforcement officer who died suddenly when they were young. It is also a tribute to their mother, Julia Solecki Wolanin, who raised them through difficult times. Vince Wolanin is an accomplished entrepreneur and a pioneer in private aviation. He has also proven himself a great champion for his alma mater. He has generously contributed to building an endowed scholarship in his family name, as well as being one of the founding donors to the Billy Harris Scholarship Fund all for the purpose of helping students facing financial hardships to achieve their dream of a Philadelphia continued on page 13B Vincent Wolanin Signs Of Hope For Last-Place Boston; Not The Same For Minnesotaby Ed FrankWhen the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins left here seven weeks ago after both had posted winning Spring Training records, optimism was high that the Twins and Red Sox would return to winning baseball after their dismal 2011 seasons. But if you looked at the standings early this week you would have seen that both were in last place in their respective American League divisions. In fact, the Twins at 10-25 through Monday of this week had compiled the worst record in all of baseball and already had fallen nine games behind first-place Cleveland in the AL Central Division. As for the Red Sox, an up and down team through the first seven weeks of the 2012 season, perhaps their fortunes are turning with a four-game winning streak through Monday and a 16-19 record that was closing in on .500 baseball. However, they still trailed the surprising Baltimore Orioles by 5-1/2 games. There are many reasons why the Red Sox started to win and here are just two of them: Jon Lester threw a complete-game 6-1 victory Monday night to improve to 2-3 for the season and lower his ERA to 3.71. The fragile Sox starting rotation needs a strong Lester for any chance to compete in the tough AL East. The recent call-ups from the Minors of infielders Will Middlebrooks and Daniel Nava have given the Red Sox the spark they were looking for. Sunday the pair provided five RBIs in a thumping 12-1 win over AL Central Division-leading Cleveland. Nava went two-for-two in that game and Middlebrooks hit his fourth homer. Through Monday Nava was hitting an astounding .583 and Middlebrooks .304. Streaky streaks of wins and streaks of losses is the best way to describe the Red Sox in the early season going. The recent streak, however, gives the Red Sox Nation hope. As for the Twins, a team that virtually dominated the AL Central for most of the last decade, its a bleak and getting bleaker picture. When we checked the Twins roster after Mondays 5-4 loss to Cleveland, their seventh loss in the last 10 games, not a single Twin was hitting .300. Outfielders Josh Willingham and Denard Span at .294 and .292 respectfully were the closest. Former AL MVP Joe Mauer, with only one home run, had slipped to .276 and Justin Morneau, another former MVP, was on the disabled list with a sore wrist. Not surprisingly, attendance at Minnesotas magnificent new Target Field, where the Twins drew capacity crowds the first two years of its existence, also has fallen significantly. Like the Red Sox, the Twins called up two from the Minors last week hoping to get a spark from the pair. And it worked at least last weekend when the team split a series with the Toronto Blue Jays. Lefthander Scott Diamond pitched seven scoreless innings Sunday as the Twins held onto a 4-3 victory. Shortstop Brian Dozier, who played here for the Fort Myers Miracle as recent as last year, hit his first Major League homerun. Both had been called up from Triple A Rochester. But after Sundays win, it was back to losing Monday, 5-4 to Cleveland. After last seasons last-place finish, the Twins fired General Manager Bill Smith and brought back Terry Ryan to run the club. Its obvious, the talented Ryan has much to do. Everblades Fall in First Game of Hockey Championship The Florida Everblades hopes of winning their first Kelly Cup Championship suffered a blow Monday night when they lost the first game in the best-of-seven series 2-1 to the Las Vegas Wranglers. The Wranglers goalie Joe Fallon stopped 32 of 33 shots to give Las Vegas a 1-0 series lead. Florida goalie John Muse allowed the two Wrangler goals on 23 shots. Game two was played in Las Vegas Tuesday night. The championship series returns here to Germain Arena Friday night for game three. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m. Game four will be here Tuesday, and if a game five is necessary, it will be held here Wednesday. Tarpons Remain Perfect at 8-0 with 57-42 Victory over Lakeland The Florida Tarpons of the Ultimate Indoor Football League defeated the Lakeland Raiders for the fourth team this season with a 57-42 win Monday night at Lakeland. The undefeated Tarpons at 8-0 for the season return to Germain Arena Monday night against the Rome Rampage. Veteran Tarpons quarterback Chris Wallace threw for five touchdowns in the Lakeland victory. The talent of the first-year Tarpons was evidenced last week when four of their players were invited to the National Football League rookie camps. Defensive back EJ Whitley reported to the New York Giants camp, receiver Dwayne Frampton to the New York Jets, lineman Josh Long to the San Diego Chargers and defensive back Willie Williams to the Philadelphia Eagles. Volunteer Of The Month The City of Sanibel Recreation Department recognizes Volunteer of the Month Bill Rahe. Rahe has been a volunteer at the recreation center since the facility opened in December 2007. He volunteers his time in the weight room assisting patrons by showing them how to use all of the different equipment. Rahes favorite part of being a volunteer is meeting all the different people of diverse backgrounds who visit or reside on Sanibel. When asked about his volunteering experience, Rahe said, Since I started volunteering here in 2007, Ive seen the use of the recreation center grow significantly. Rahe has lived on Sanibel for 11 years and does a lot of volunteer work while also working part time as a consultant. He enjoys cycling, reading and playing the guitar in his spare time as well as singing in the choir at Saint Michaels and All Angels Church. Rahe is also a member of the Rotary Club. Volunteer opportunities are now available. For information call 472-0345. The Sanibel Recreation Center is at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily, weekly, semi-annual and annual memberships are available. Bill Rahe


From page 12BWolaninUniversity education, said President Stephen Spinelli Jr., Ph.D. We are proud to honor Vince and induct him into our Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2012 for his accomplishments in athletics while a student here and for all he has done for the students of Philadelphia University in the years since. Wolanin and his wife, Illona, live on Sanibel and have two daughters: Victoria, a graduate of Cornell University and a pianist-songwriter, and Whitney, a graduate of Vanderbilt University, who is a professional recording artist, singer-songwriter-pianist. 13B ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 2012 Beaches Launch Facebook AppThe Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) has launched Share the Sunshine, a customized Facebook application based on the popular FriendFareFinder app. Share the Sunshine automatically finds the best fares from the users 10 closest friends home airports to Fort Myers and shares them directly over the users network. An added proprietary benefit is the ability to deliver that days weather at the same time encouraging those in snowy, windy or rainy destinations, a reason to visit this unspoiled island sanctuary. Users can sort the airfare deals by friends names, the price of the ticket, or the distance in miles and notify them of the airfare deal. Once a friend decides on a trip, they are routed to the booking site where they can make the actual reservation. The Share the Sunshine app was developed by the VCBs Oregon-based social media company Sparkloft Media, a division of GoSeeTell Network, Inc. When the opportunity presented itself to develop a proprietary application that allowed users to alert friends of fares to Southwest Florida International Airport, the VCB didnt hesitate to leverage that opportunity. One of the most time consuming parts of the travel cycle is trying to find the best air fares for a trip and secure the booking. This technology harnesses the power of social networks and allows one person to virtually influence hundreds of family and friends by finding that unbeatable airfare, said Woody Peek, VCB deputy director. Our destination is known for inspiring its residents and guests, from Thomas Edison to Henry Ford and others. We are bringing that inspiration into the 21st century by being the first travel destination to offer an app that combines travel and weather incentives in one. Visit the Share the Sunshine Facebook page at https://apps.facebook.com/ sharethesunshine. 1. Kansas Citys Steve Busby and Texas Jim Bibby. 2. Glavine did it ve times; each of the others did it three times. 3. Wilkinson needed 111 games to do it; Meyer did it in 118 games. 4. Randy Smith, with 12,735 points. 5. It was 1969. 6. Nigel Mansell won 14 poles in 1992. 7. False. She was in every nal from 1982-89, winning six of them. ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ 1. In 1973, there were four no-hitters tossed in the American League. 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14B ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 2012 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. IntroducingDr. Maria BadamiBoard Certi ed Family Medicine Physician Outpatient Home Visits Only Call 239-233-5835 MBA in Healthcare Leadership Sanibel Resident Experienced in all Ages 0100s ++ Experienced as Hospitalist & Outpatient Care Affordable care NOT concierge medicine Preventative Care Wellness Screening & Physicals Minor urgent care needs Hospital Follow up visits and continued care Management of Chronic Medical Disease (CHF, Diabetes, HTN, Thyroid disease, HPL, etc.) Osteopathic Manipulation Treatments Weight Loss, Nutrition and Fitness Medicine Sanibels Local Full-Service Sanibels Local Full-Service CPA CPA Firm Firm Michael P. Miller CPA, P.L. Michael P. Miller CPA, P.L.We are here year-round to assist with your nancial and tax needs. 472-1323 472-1323 Stop by or call for a Free Consultation.The Village Shops 2340 Periwinkle Way, Suite J2 Mike Miller Linda Miller To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Top Marketing AgentsPremier Sothebys International Realty announced their top marketing agents for the month of April. Denise Chambre was named the top marketing agent while Deb Smith was named the top sales agent with the highest sales year-to-date on Sanibel and Captiva. Deb Smith Denise Chambre Realtor Receives New DesignationJohn R. Wood Island Real Estate announced that Realtor Melissa Richards received recognition for obtaining her GRI designation. Top MarketingJanie Pritchard was named the top marketing Realtor at RE/ MAX of the Islands for the month of April. Melissa Richards Janie Pritchard Top ProducersJohn R Wood Island Real Estate announced that the top marketing associates for April were Mike Newes and Pat Messerich. The top pending sales associate was Kris Heilman. The top closed sales associate was Phaidra McDermott. ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS Mike Newes Kris Heilman Pat Messerich Phaidra McDermott


15B ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 2012Superior InteriorsTaking A Step Outside Your Comfort Levelby Marcia FeeneyEvery so often, most of us look around our home and wonder how we might step outside our comfort level just a bit to freshen up a tired looking living room, or how we might inject new interest and excitement to the guest bedroom. Sound familiar? Lets examine some of the things that can cause a room to look a little frumpy or dated. Trendy decorating and color schemes tire quicker than individualized decorating does. Remember hunter green and burgundy? How about peach and teal? Color, more than any other design element, can precisely pinpoint the decade of a rooms last makeover. The style of the furniture and accessories is another tell-tale sign of an aging room decor. The days of more is more are gone, replaced by a simplified clean and open look that most people find appealing and stress inhibiting. Thematic decorating, with an abundance of our favorite animal, tree or fruit, can become monotonous. So, where do we begin in the freshening up process? Lets start with the arrangement of the furniture. By simply pulling some of that furniture away from the wall or switching the position of a few pieces, the room will suddenly feel different. Take all your accessories out of the room and, one-by-one, bring back only the things you really love, positioning them in a different place in the room, or in another room altogether. If you would like to stretch the borders of your comfort level just a little, add a vase, lamp, throw pillow or rug in the color you wish you had the nerve to try, and see if it grows on you. Try a mirror or painting that is not your normal style. Because you spend very short amounts of time there, a good place to try new looks is in the foyer, guest bedroom or powder room. You can get a little wild and crazy in those areas because you wont tire of it like you might in the family room or kitchen. If it is time to replace some of your furniture, think in terms of pieces that compliment, rather than match, each other. The careful selection of furniture items and accessories will provide you with a style that is not only your very own, but one that will age gracefully. Decorating outside our comfort level can be somewhat scary, but if you try it, youll be asking yourself why you waited so long to do so! Marcia Feeney is an interior decorator on Sanibel. She can be reached at marcia@decden.net. 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And as the season draws to a close and people begin to leave for the summer, we are always reminded that many of us are preparing for less revenue in the coming months. Air conditioning is different, because the summer is when people tend to need us the most and Im always grateful for the support from my fellow islanders who think of me when they need a job done. So, I think that one of the best ways to help to consider your neighbors by trying to do as much local business to business services. We recently completed a job for Andy Johnson of Sanibel Surveys, changing out his prepare for it 20 year old system! When I had my pool put in a little while ago, I used Andys surveying service and, in turn, Andy thought of me when he needed a new system. By the way, Andy and his crew are top notch. I definitely cant speak for everyone, but its definitely a good feeling, knowing that we have this kind of support from fellow business owners. Bryan Hayes is a Sanibel air conditioning contractor. 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at a hedgehog rehabilitation center in Switzerland, where I was born. I go back every summer because my dad still lives there. Ive also entered the Junior Duck Stamp art contest since I was in 1st grade, and I won it the last two years. Keller, who stated that although she would like to become an artist, her mother would like to see her become an environmental lawyer, takes the conservation mission to heart. I want to fix our world so that there is no more pollution, she said. We all have to make sure we recycle and do good things for our environment, especially on Sanibel, since its a sanctuary island. Seventeen middle school teachers were honored during the awards ceremony The middle school student award recipients display their certificates A dozen high school and college students were awarded scholarships Tarpon Bay Explorers scholarship recipient Faleesha Fernandez and Wendy Schnapp Toni Westland, supervisory ranger at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife RefugeFrom page 1BDing Darling Awards Birgie Vertesch of the Ding Darling Wildlife Society Doris Hardy, vice president of the DDWS Education Committee16B ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 2012


Other students and teachers recognized during the evening were (Alva Middle School) Carissa Smith and Robyn Hammes; (Bonita Springs Middle School) Taylor Poole and Susan Delago; (Bonita Springs Charter School) Victoria Kinley and Dr. Indigo LeVay; (Caloosa Middle School) Nancy Koupelis; (Cypress Lake Middle School) Luke Turner and Bente Brauer; (Diplomat Middle School) Thomas Marazatto and Ed Morales; (Gulf Middle School) Erin St. Laurent; (James Stephens International Academy) John Vega and Maureen Modica; (Lehigh Acres Middle School) Emily Cheshire and Noel Gribble; (Lexington Middle School) Charles OConnor; (North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts) Kyle Skillman and Melissa Lewellen; (Oak Hammock Middle School) Rance Musco and Lisa Headen; (Oasis Middle School) Delanie Kirwan and John Omundsen; (Paul Lawrence Dunbar Middle School) Emma Heise and Benjamin Johnson; (Six Mile Charter Academy) Jennifer Madden and Connie Pirone; (Trafalgar Middle School) Elias Zaragoza and Shayne Rominge; and (Veterans Park Academy for the Arts) Krystal Montoya and Jean Amundsen. Scholarship recipients included Kim Reuter, Andrew Stoquert, Kelly Mercer, Nicole Childers, Aline Schecter, Brooke Giuliano, Kelly Snauwaert, Jill Bowen, Cynthia Clairy, Victoria Deutch and Faleesha Fernandez. We wanted to find a way to honor those individuals who show care and concern for protecting our environment, Birgie Vertesch, executive director of the Ding Darling Wildlife Society, told the crowd. The awards were giving out tonight recognize the work that all of you are doing, and will continue to do in the future. Local author and Tropicalia editor Amy Bennett Williams delivered the ceremonys keynote address. The events title sponsors included Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union, Tarpon Bay Explorers and Hans and Leslie Fleishner. 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 the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org. Megan Welsh sings the national anthem Jane Werner Environmental Scholarship recipient Nicole Ogden and Toni Westland, Ding Darling NWR supervisory ranger Seventh grader Haley Keller, middle school award recipient from The Sanibel School Ding Darling NWR volunteers Claudia Burns and Carol Strange17B ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 2012


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But gratitude shouldnt be a life-long obligation. The time to break this cycle is now. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Its going to be especially nice to be the King of the Zodiac at this time. A recent money squeeze eases. Plans start to work out, and new friends enter Your Majestys domain. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Before you make a commitment on any level (personal, professional, legal), get all the facts. There might be hidden problems that could cause trouble later on. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Personal relationships improve. Professional prospects also brighten. A job offer could come through by months end. An old friend seeks to make contact. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Your senses detect that something is not quite right about a matter involving a workplace colleague. Best advice: Follow your keen instincts and dont get involved. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A prospect offers rewards, but it also demands that you assume a great deal of responsibility. Knowing you, youre up to the challenge, so go for it, and good luck. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A favor you did a long time ago is repaid, as a trusted colleague steps in to help you with a suddenly expanded workload. A family member has important news. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A new job offer could require moving across the country. But before you let your doubts determine your decision, learn more about the potentials involved. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your sense of fair play doesnt allow you to rush to judgment about a friend who might have betrayed you. Good! Because all the facts are not yet in. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a romantic nature that allows you to find the best in people. You would excel at poetry and drama. On May 22, 1455, the battle of Englands War of the Roses begins in St. Albans, 20 miles northwest of London. The forces of House of York, whose badge was a white rose, defeated the red-rose House of Lancaster. Both families claimed the throne, and the war would stretch on for 30 years. On May 23, 1701, at Londons Execution Dock, British privateer William Kidd, popularly known as Captain Kidd, is hanged for piracy and murder after capturing a boat that was loaded with gold, jewels, silk, sugar and guns. A colorful legend grew up around the story of Kidd, including reports of lost buried treasure. On May 21, 1881, in Washington, D.C., humanitarians Clara Barton and Adolphus Solomons found the American National Red Cross, an organization established to provide humanitarian aid to victims of wars and natural disasters. On May 26, 1897, horror writer Bram Stokers classic vampire tale, Dracula, is first offered for sale in London. Through fictional journal entries and letters written by the novels principal characters, Dracula tells the story of a Transylvanian vampire and his English victims. On May 24, 1917, after losing 373 Allied and neutral ships in one month because of attacks by German U-boat submarines, the British Royal Navy introduces a convoy system, whereby all merchant ships crossing the Atlantic Ocean would travel in groups under the protection of the British navy. On May 27, 1963, Bob Dylan releases his second album, The Freewheelin Bob Dylan, which included future hits Blowin In the Wind, Dont Think Twice, Its All Right and A Hard Rains a-Gonna Fall. On May 25, 1977, the communist government of China lifts its decade-old ban on the writings of William Shakespeare. Mao Tse-Tungs 1966 revolution had banned any cultural work -music, literature, film or theater -that did not have the required ideological content. By the early 1970s China was desperate for new sources of trade, and the revolution was declared ended. It was British mathematician, philosopher and social critic Bertrand Russell who made the following sage observation: Every advance in civilization has been denounced as unnatural while it was recent. If youre like most adults, you have approximately 1,000 hairs per square inch of your scalp. That might seem like a lot, but consider the otter: Its 1 million hairs per square inch of skin make it the owner of the densest fur in the world. Before the 19th century, it was declasse to wear clothing with pockets. All the welldressed members of the upper classes had servants to carry things for them. The next time youre out for a walk in the country, kneel down and scoop up a cupful of soil. You might be surprised to learn that that single cup of dirt could hold more bacteria than there are people on the planet. Those who study such things say that more Frisbee-type discs are sold every year in the U.S. than footballs, baseballs and basketballs combined. People sometimes fight over the silliest things. Countries, too. For example, in 1925, Greece and Bulgaria were at war for 10 days, all because of a dog. Evidently, tensions were high in October of that year, when a Greek soldiers dog ran away from him -across the border. The soldier chased his dog into Bulgaria, where he was shot dead by a sentry. In retaliation, the Greek army invaded, and the League of Nations had to step in to restore order to the region. There is a species of frog found in Indonesia that breathes entirely through its skin; it has no lungs at all. Everyone, in some small sacred sanctuary of the self, is nuts. THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY


19B ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 2012 Florida Pompano Almandine 1/2 cup sliced almonds 4 tablespoons butter, melted 4 six-ounce pompano fillets 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper Sea salt, to taste Ground black pepper, to taste 1 cup rice flour 1/2 cup butter 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Place sliced almonds and 4 tablespoons butter in ovenproof dish; roast for 7 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven and set aside. Sprinkle fillets with seasonings then dredge in flour. Melt 1/2 cup butter in shallow skillet over medium-high heat; add fillets and cook 3 to 5 minutes per side until cooked through. Remove fillets from pan and keep warm. Add toasted almonds, lemon juice and parsley to butter in the skillet; mix well then spoon over cooked fillets. Yields four servings Nutritional Value Per Serving Calories 831, Calories From Fat 532, Total Fat 60g, Saturated Fat 30g, Trans Fatty Acid 1g, Cholesterol 186mg, Total Carbohydrates 36g, Protein 37g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 1g Look for Fresh from Florida ingredients at your grocery store. Florida Pompano Almandine As part of National Travel and Tourism week, the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) and the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce honored 10 local individuals and businesses at the third annual Celebration of Business & Tourism Awards Luncheon and Trade Show at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers May 9. The trade show and luncheon celebrated the value of tourism as a major economic engine for the county. The 2012 honorees were recognized for their positive impact on the local community: Chrysalis Awards Sales & Marketing: Miracle Baseball Eco-Innovation: Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation Education: Ding Darling Wildlife Society Sports: Boston Red Sox Cultural: Florida Repertory Theatre Sustainability: Ensite, Inc. Business Development: Scott Fischer Enterprises Junonia Awards Barbara Manzo director of Lee County Parks & Recreation Captain John Giddy-Up Bunch founder of Operation Open Arms Tony Lapi chairman of Visit Florida The Chrysalis Awards signify the development of a partnership between the business and tourism communities. This year, sustainability has been added as a new category to the Chrysalis Awards. This category recognizes a business that uses sustainability to improve the community, as well as the travel and tourism industries. We always look forward to the Chrysalis Awards ceremony since its a way to honor the hardworking members of our community who drive tourism, fuel job growth and continue to make Lee County an ideal place for visitors, said VCB Executive Director Tamara Pigott. More than 80 nominees were judged within their respective categories. Winners were chosen based on how they distinguished themselves in the community, along with their efforts to promote the destination, contributions to business and tourism partnerships for the county and work to foster growth and sustainability. The Junonia Awards were created by the VCB in 2006 and recognize individuals who demonstrate leadership and dedication throughout the local tourism community. Individuals, Businesses Are Honored For Community Contributions To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 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


20B ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 2012 In my wifes family lore, they tell the story from many years ago about Uncle Benny, who didnt trust his doctors. One day, Benny experienced crushing chest pains and was rushed by ambulance to the hospital. His wife and a host of other close relatives chased in a car behind. Once examined in the emergency room, Benny was transferred to a regular hospital room. It seemed like eternity until a doctor arrived. The family nervously gathered around Bennys bed, while the doctor looked at everyone and smiled. I have good news, Benny, the doctor exclaimed. You didnt suffer a heart attack! You might have had gas or something else, but youre just fine. It will take a few minutes, but as soon as we process the paperwork, youll be released to go home. Everyone in the room exhaled, chattering away with pleasure over the news. But not Benny. As soon as the doctor left the room, Benny picked up the telephone and dialed zero on the rotary dial to reach the hospital receptionist. What are you doing, Benny? his wife hollered at him. Shush! Benny waved his hand in her direction, pressing the receiver to his ear. Hello? Is this the hospital receptionist? Benny then shouted into the telephone: Tell me, please. What is the condition of a patient you have by the name of Bernard Leber? ... Critical? ... CRITICAL, YOU SAY!?! You see, Benny didnt believe his doctor and instead chose to call the front desk of the hospital to see what condition they had him listed in. That was back in the day when you could call a hospitals switchboard and find out a patients condition simply by asking. Bennys condition hadnt been updated yet, and he believed what the receptionist told him over what the doctor had said. There wouldnt be such a funny story if Benny had been in a hospital today. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) prohibits doctors and hospitals from discussing anyones medical condition or history without that person signing a release. When you go to your doctors office these days, you are typically asked to sign such a release naming the individuals the doctor is allowed to talk to without violating your privacy rights. To violate HIPAA could result in the doctor or hospital committing a federal crime. Which leads me to todays estate planning topic and that is the important document that everyone should have as a part of their estate plan the general HIPAA waiver and release. Suppose that you are in an automobile accident. If you are rushed to the hospital and are unable to sign that hospitals HIPAA waiver, then the doctors and other hospital support personnel are prohibited under federal law from discussing your condition even with your spouse or children. I would agree that this law is overzealous and borders on silly, but thats what we have. And if you dont believe that a hospital would limit your spouses access to you in such an event, take it from me they will. You see, eight years ago while alone on training ride on my bicycle, a car hit me. I was actually on the Summerlin Road bike path and not on the street itself when a car coming in or going out of a subdivision caused me to crash. I dont remember much about the accident. Whoever hit me fled the scene. A Good Samaritan must have called 911 I was unconscious and was eventually rushed by helicopter to the Lee Memorial Trauma Center downtown. I had suffered skull fractures (my bicycle helmet saved my life) and was bleeding out of my ears. I was a John Doe in the helicopter since no one looked in my bikes saddlebag where I kept a health insurance card exactly for this scenario. Eventually, I was able to tell them Pattis name and cell phone number. She got a very scary call and rushed to the hospital. Where they wouldnt let her see me. Why? Because I hadnt signed a HIPAA waiver. I was semi-conscious being treated in the emergency room. But since I hadnt signed a HIPAA waiver, they wouldnt let her in to talk to the doctors or to learn exactly what my condition was. Luckily, I have good friends who are doctors who also rushed to the ER and let Patti know what was going on. But it was frustrating for her. So after that incident, I decided to include in my clients general estate planning portfolio a standard HIPAA waiver that allows each client to list any and all individuals he or she would want to receive their health status from doctors and hospitals in case they hadnt signed that specific hospitals waiver. I believe that many other estate-planning attorneys are now following this protocol. If you dont have such a document in your planning porfolio, you might want to ask your estate-planning attorney for one. 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21B ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 2012School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My son will be in eighth grade next year and I am wondering if he should take Algebra I. His math skills are only OK. What are the benefits of taking Algebra I early? David L. Fort Myers David, There has been a strong trend for the past 15 years for students to take Algebra I in eighth grade. Mastering algebra is considered the initial requirement for participation in more advanced high school math classes as well as for college preparedness. Nationwide, the proportion of students taking algebra in eighth grade nearly doubled, from 16 percent to 31 percent, from 1990 to 2007, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. California has led the country in efforts to introduce algebraic concepts in lower grades and in 2008, the California State Board of Education included Algebra I as part of the eighth grade end-of-year math test, thus requiring all students to take algebra by the end of middle school. California has begun to research the impact of their initiative. The performance of more than 22,000 seventh graders was analyzed and it was found that students with moderate to low math skills did not benefit from taking Algebra I in eighth grade, based on their state math test scores. Further results indicated that it caused their average GPAs to drop 7 percent, roughly the difference between a C and a C-minus. This study is on going, as it will follow the students into their high school years as they take other math classes. It is interesting to note, What we can see is theres a potential harm to a low-performing student on the GPA, said the lead author of the study. In another leading school district, Charlotte-Mecklenberg in North Carolina, a similar study was conducted to evaluate their decision to move Algebra I to from a high school to an eighth grade class. These researchers found that even moderately math-proficient students in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg study who were put into early algebra classes performed significantly worse on state end of year math tests. And these lower-performing students who took Algebra I in eighth grade were significantly less likely to take more advanced math courses, such as Algebra II or geometry, later. They further found that those students were 46 percent less likely to pass Algebra I by 10th grade. The drop in scores and course taking was so dramatic that the Charlotte district changed its policy two years later and no longer requires students to take Algebra I in eighth grade. Neither study identified whether the negative effects of early algebra came from a lack of developmental readiness or academic preparation among the lowerperforming students, but other research points suggest the developmental readiness factor. If a student is well prepared, algebra is a good thing regardless of the students age, said one researcher, but if a student is not prepared, it can be a bad thing, regardless of the students age. Developmental readiness shouldnt mean a developmental mandate. Given this information, it will be very important for you to evaluate your sons readiness for this type of class. Your son and his math teacher should also have some input into this decision as they will have valuable information on your sons skills and readiness for Algebra I. Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to smgreggs@gmail.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. 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 and Me, My husband and I both had very good jobs in long established companies. When my parents divorced in their late 60s, I never doubted that there would be enough money for both of them to live separate lives. Was I surprised! When my mother could no longer live independently, I felt that I could afford to place her in a nice retirement complex. She did not like it at first, but now is very happy and well adjusted. Out of the blue, my company was sold and I am out. The new company brought in their own people and I cant get a job at even half of my former salary. What do you suggest I do to relocate my mother in something she and I can afford? Polly Dear Polly, A big part of living into late life is financing care. Many older folks did not financially plan for later life. I see numerous adult children providing financial support to their parents. When, to your situation, a company downsizes or is bought out, the financial costs affect both generations and the only choices are hard choices. Start looking at communities accepting special assistance. Call the Department of Human-Social Services to determine if your mother would qualify for Medicaid. Also, if your mother served in the military and was honorably discharged, call the Department of Veterans Affairs to see if she would qualify for any assistance. Pryce Dear Polly, Our society is changing rapidly, and we are forced to adjust and make quick decisions also. I suggest you do as Pryce suggests and do your very best to relocate her. You may find it necessary to make a temporary move to your home while you are finding the right relocation facility for your mother. Try to avoid having to act in haste and in so doing making a wrong decision that you would later regret. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. 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deaRPharmacistStrontium: A Better Way To Build Bonesby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: My wife has osteoporosis in her back pretty badly. I read your article a few years ago, about strontium being a good mineral for bone health. Do you still recommend it today? C.C., Sacramento A: Everything I said four years ago in my first column holds. Strontium has been clinically proven to support bone health. I wish more physicians would suggest over-the-counter strontium supplements before prescribing bone-building bisphosphonate drugs like Actonel, Boniva and Fosamax or even Evista or Forteo. A 2004 study in the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that strontium reduces risk of non-vertebral fractures by 41 percent over three years, and increases bone mineral density by 14.4 percent. Impressive when you compare that to standard treatments. Youre probably wondering why no one has mentioned this to you. Conventional practitioners educate themselves at seminars that are not based in functional medicine like my educational track, so they are not aware of strontiums potential benefits. Doctors interested in scientifically-based holistic medical seminars should visit www.functionalmedicine.org. Strontium offers a one-two punch with its dual mechanism of action. It prevents bone breakdown, while stimulating new bone growth. Medications work one side of that equation. It may support joint health and prevent tooth decay, in sharp contrast to certain medications which destroy the teeth/jaw. I wonder if it could help with cancer-related bone pain, too? Brand new research published in the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology said, The agent can now be considered as a first-line option to treat women at risk of osteoporosis fractures, whatever their age and the severity of the disease. Strontium is a natural component of bone, about 100 micrograms in every gram of bone, so supplementing enhances more of what you have (or had in the case of osteoporosis). Strontiums brothers include calcium and magnesium; they are all chemically similar. In Europe, there are drug versions called Stronat and Protelos because they patented a unique salt called strontium ranelate. This drug version is used in clinical trials. In the U.S., non-drug versions of strontium citrate or strontium gluconate are sold at the health food stores, compounding pharmacies or holistic physicians offices. High-quality brands include Life Extensions Strontium Caps, OrthoMoleculars Strontium, Nutricologys Strontium Osteo Complex, Solarays BioCitrate Strontium or Doctors Best Strontium Bone Maker. You must have enough calcium in your body for strontium to work well. Most people do, but if you dont, and you need both calcium and strontium, space them apart. For example, take strontium first thing in the morning (empty stomach), then at lunch, take calcium (preferably with vitamin D). When it comes to bone health, vitamin K2, natural progesterone hormone, silica, iodine, zinc, chromium and magnesium are important players, and of course weight-bearing exercise. Some experts now feel that whole grains, which contain phytates, prevent absorption of minerals essential to bone health. Finally, gluten, caffeine and carbonated beverages are all associated with crumbling bones. This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and is a registered pharmacist. To contact her, visit www. dearpharmacist.com. Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: I have been feeling a lot of fear and uncertainty lately due to some health concerns. What can I do to not feel so vulnerable?A: While your vulnerability may be at the core of your fear and uncertainty, which is also fear of the loss of the known, you are also at the center of courage and compassion for yourself. There are choices that can be made to help you come from a place of worthiness and contentment and trust as opposed to allowing the grip of fear to limit you. Your mind is a powerful tool that can be your friend to led you to a knowing that its ok to feel vulnerable rather than less than. Know that feeling vulnerable is a natural part of your humanness will help you face your fears and get past it. Shift your fear into empathy and compassion for yourself during this challenging time. Write positive affirmations to yourself, say positive statements and record them so you can play them back and hear them again and again. Visualize your mind, body, spirit and emotions in sync and strong, overcoming any health issues and seeing yourself the way you want to be. Be accountable for the kind, vulnerable person you are and honor all that you are. Indispensable Advice from Dr. Dave Get your copy of Dr. Daves Book at Sanibel Island Books and Gifts,1571 Periwinkle Way 472-5223 Email editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 201222B


23B ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 2012Dr. DaveVaccinesby Dr. Dave HepburnIm sorry to tell you this, Miss Bloggins, but you have a nasty case of genital warts. Noooo, not warts! Id rather have cancer! Well Im afraid you might have that, too. Unfortunately, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is responsible for both unsightly genital warts (as well as the sightly ones) and cervical cancer, one of the most devastating diseases of womankind. In 1935, George Papanicolaou (Pap to his buddies) of Cornell University discovered that by taking a wee scraping from the opening to the womb he was able to determine, under a microscope (he was a small guy), if pre-cancerous cells were brewing. Little did Dr. Pap know that he was looking for damage caused by the Human Papilloma Virus. Papillomas for Doc Papanicolaou. Pap looking for pap (likely not related). Poor George eventually became so disenchanted with having the pap test named after him that he left science and became an annoying celebrity photographer only later to discover they were called... paparazzi. Consider these sobering facts: 14 North American women die of cervical cancer each day 85 percent of them had not had routine Papanicolaou smears Every 2 1/2 minutes, a woman on this planet dies of cervical cancer Due to lack of screening facilities, cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women in third world countries 15,000 North American women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer this year A turtle can actually breathe through its butt, right past its prostate The main purpose of Mr. Papinocolaus test is to detect the presence of HPV-induced pre-cancerous lesions. The pap screening test is the reason that cervical cancer has gone from being the commonest deadly cancer of women to a cancer so low in North America that only 5,000 women die each year (most of whom have not had recent pap smears). But Pap smears, de test that women detest, may soon be a thing of de past. In the exciting world of tumour immunotherapeutics (exciting because you can impress your friends and score huge scrabble point with jargon like that), HPV vaccines are now proven effective at preventing cervical cancer and warts. A vaccine for cancer. It is geared toward the junior high school-aged girls before they become sexually active, as Rick Perry knows all too well. Sixty percent of women contract HPV within five years of beginning sexual activity. Unfortunately, HPV can have a deadly consequence. Nuns do not get cervical cancer or genital warts (a papal state?), though Sister Mary Mashbone of my school used to have a wart on her chin that looked like it would give you cancer, a stroke and several heart attacks if it ever touched you. Others vaccines are currently being developed against assorted cancers, such as ovarian and breast cancer. And now, HPV vaccines are being recommended for young men. And for the prostatic man in your life, there is work being done on a vaccine against prostate cancer, which should make all men who hate prostate checks ecstatic, and, of course, allow turtles to breath a little easier. Like the column? Youll LOVE the book the Doctor is In(sane), available at Sanibel Island Bookshop. Contact Dr. Dave or read more at www.wisequacks. org. 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 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.


PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY UPH O L S TERYA Friendly Personalized Service From Owner-Operator Steven CservenyakPARAMOUNT DECORATOR & UPHOLSTERYsince 1974 Complete line of quality upholstery work by European CraftsmanWe work with the finest imported silk, satin, damask, brocades, velvets, hand-loomed crewel, embroidered tapestries from Italy, Belgium & India.Antique Furniture Restoration We also do boat cushions & down feather cushions472-8086 735 Donax Street, Sanibel Island CONSTRUCTION & REMODELING OFFICE : ( 239 ) 579-0028www.tradewindshomes.comCGC 1510520NEW CONSTRUCTION REMODELING KITCHENS AND BATH DESIGN AND REMODELING CENTER DESIGN AND REMODELING CENTER 1633 1633 Periwinkle Periwinkle , Suite Suite H H PET S ITTIN G Island Pet SittingKelly TyrrellIsland Resident395-9999kellyatyrrell@me.com CO NTRA C T O R S 24/7 Rapid Response Line239-472-1888License # CMC056884 Honest Honest * Reliable Reliable * Dependable Dependable CO MPUTER S ERVI C E S PET S The Golden Paw Salon16848 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33908 www.goldenpawinc.comGrooming, Daycare & PetsittingKathy Irvello Owner Phone: 239-415-7297 Fax: 239-481-8999PICK UP AND DELIVERY SANIBEL AND CAPTIVA CO N S TRU C TI O N Custom Home Building|Remodels Design Service Available Sanibel Owned & OperatedOf ce Phone & Fax 239-472-6711 Joseph Mills Lic. #CBC058789William Mills Lic. #CBC058788 MILLS BROTHERS BUILDING CONTRACTORS COS METI CS MAGGIE BUTCHER 904 Lindgren Blvd. Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Ph: 239-395-0978 / 317-509-6014 mbutcher@marykay.com Products: www.marykay.com/mbutcher Career information available Gift ideas available New Lip Glosses and Botanical Skin Care G LA SS Stevens & Sons GlassReplacement Impact Windows & Sliding Doors, Mirrors, Tub & Shower Enclosures, Store Fronts, Porch Enclosures, French Doors, Plate Glass2416 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Phone: (239) 472-0032 Fax: (239) 472-0680Insured Licensed# S2-11975Specialists in impact condo complex replacement C U S T O M H O ME 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 CO MPUTER S /TE C HN O L OG Y P OO L S ERVI C E & REPAIR Islands Premier Pool Service Professional Weekly Service Fast Expert Equipment Repair and Replacement Specializing in Gulfstream Pool Heaters239-699-6279 Deep-EndPool Service25 years experience Lic # CPC1457386INTERI O R DE S I G N 2330 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel, FL 33957 (239) 395-2525 Fax (239) 395-2373 Toll Free: 1-866-395-2525 beachfloordecor@aol.comVerticals Mini Blinds Draperies Wallpaper Furniture Ceramic Wood Appliances Interior Painting Custom Cabinets Upholstery Kitchen & Bath RemodelingSanibel Design CenterPam Ruth V.P. Interior Design (Cell) 239-850-4128LAWN MAINTENAN C E LANDSCAPING DESIGN & INSTALLATION LAWN MAINTENANCE SHRUB & TREE TRIMMING(239) 472-3440FAX 472-1763P.O. Box 1035/1633 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 George Kneram Walter Ciesienski LAWN SERVICE P.O. Box 1067 Estero, FL 33929 Joe Scarnato (239) 849-6163scarnatolawn@aol.comScarnato Lawn ServiceLawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming Weeding, Irrigation Repair and Inspection, Installation of Plants, Trees and Mulch 24B ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 2012


PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY PAINTING Residential & Commercial Painting COLOR SCHEMES on request fromSanibel Home FurnishingsPower Washing Wallpaper Hanging Faux Finishing Free Estimates Interior & Exterior Dependable Reliable Licensed & InsuredLic #S3-11944 With your contract a donation to your favorite charity will be made. 395-3928 Cell: 841-4302 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 27B answer on page 27B C OMPUTERS REM O DELIN G 472-2853Tile samples to your door!Tile, Marble, Stone, with remodels & repairs A Specialty!SANIBEL CREATIVE TILE CO.Lic. & Ins.Celebrating our 30th year on Sanibel & Captiva NEW H O ME S REM O DELIN G & ADDITI O N S New Homes Consulting Remodeling Contracting P.O. Box 143 Sanibel Island, FL Phone: 239-472-2601 Fax: 239-472-6506 G ENERAL CO NTRA C T O R Greg Weglarz General Contractor, Inc. Greg Weglarz General Contractor, Inc.Building in Southwest Florida for over 25 YearsDREAMSBUILDING Specializing In Impact Glass WINDOW & DOOR REPLACEMENT(239) 489-0442www.gregweglarz State Certi cation Number CG CA05420NEW CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELING 25B ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 2012


PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY REM O DELIN G Custom RemodelingCook & Son, Inc. Kitchen Baths Carpet Tile Hardwood Concrete Restoration Water Proo ng Stucco Plumbing Electrical O ce: 472-9137 Cell: 691-8445CGC1507121 License # 0707041 09-00014233Phone (239) 267-8405Robert CrawfordDRAPERY CLEANING WINDOW BLIND CLEANING & REPAIRWe Come To You!www.theblindrepairshop.com 10% OFF ANY SERVICEWith is Ad CERTIFIED TECHNICIANSCLEARVIEWDRAPERY/WIND O W BLIND C LEANIN G & REPAIR CONTRACTORS CONSTRUCTION CO.HOME BUILDINGA full service contractor dedicated to exceptional quality at a reasonable price.Voted Best of the Islands For Ten YearsIsland Resident Lic. #CGC056909Hurricane Protection Consultant(239)472-0200Michael J. ValiquetteGENERAL CONTRACTOR New Construction Remodeling Commercialwww.sandcastle-homes.com LAWN MAINTENAN C E TREE & LAWN CARE Jesus Hernandez J LAWN CARE & TREE SERVICE482-7350 12 years serving San-Cap & Ft. MyersLandscaping Tree Service Stump Grinding Landscape Design Ponds Landscape Refurbishing Pepper Clearing Lbtn Cbfr Db Licensed & Insured Free Estimateswww.jesuslawncare.comEMAIL: jesuslawncare@gmail.com LAWN MAINTENAN C E 26B ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 2012 Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market Bonita BeachBonita Springs2011 4,437 4,495,0004,100,000 249 Bonita BeachBonita Springs1973 1,608 1,650,0001,600,000 146 Sunset Captiva Captiva1981 1,680 1,495,0001,350,000 71Shadow Wood At The BrooksBonita Springs2004 3,533 1,129,0001,090,000 102 Cape Coral Cape Coral2008 3,563 899,000880,000 15 CasesFort Myers Beach1940 1,940 949,000875,000 10 Sanibel Estates Sanibel1956 1,950 879,000855,000 71 Gulf Harbour YachtFort Myers2000 4,491 998,000850,000 1,347 Fa Lanes BayviewCaptiva1946 1,264 849,000824,000 40Shadow Wood At The BrooksBonita Springs2004 3,618 759,900760,000 78Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


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CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE MONDAY AT NOON HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED BOATS CANOES KAYAKS REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE NS 10/28 BM TFN VISIT:SanibelOpenHouses.com Pfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL2394720004SANIBELOPEN HOUSES POSTED DAILYSANIBELS 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 727-207-5787RR 5/18 CC 5/25 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 5/11 CC 5/18 FOR SALE$579,000 3br/3ba on the Sanibel River Dock Pool Stroll to Beach Dog-friendly Wind-rated Home Watch for absent owners Contact Sarah Ashton Realtor Royal Shell Real Estate 239/6914915NS 5/11 BM 6/1 28B ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 2012DOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800SR 1/30 B TFN MUSIC INSTRUCTIONSIn piano, saxophone, ute. On Sanibel/Captiva or South Fort Myers. Quali ed, experienced teacher. 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 5/18 BM TFN HOME WATCH SERVICEExceptional care and security for your Sanibel/Captiva residence. Professional, detailed, reliable. Sanibel resident owned and operated. homewatch@centurylink.net 239-691-3266NS 5/18 CC 5/25 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 adrianabolen8919@hotmail.comRR 5/4 PC 6/8 AUTUMN AIR CONDITIONING(239)574-7744Beat the Heat Special-$29 Includes: Complete A/C inspection Duct inspection Algae tablet in drain pan Check and calibrate thermostat Custom cut washable lter Check freon levels 1/2 freon (if needed) License number CAC058495 NS 5/18 CC 5/25 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 231 or volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 10/28 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 4/6 NC TFN 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 caloosawholesale@aol.com or 239-472-4476 RS 5/4 CC 5/18 HELP WANTEDLooking for person to pump gas, change tires, change oil, use computer to rent cars, drive wrecker, possible maintenance on property. Fax resume to 239-472-1878 or e-mail jknorris7657@yahoo.com. NS 5/18 CC 5/18 HELP WANTEDSanibel Congregational United Church of Christ seeks paid part-time Sunday School Teacher to teach class year round on Sunday mornings (K-4th). Background check and references required. 2-3 years teaching experience preferred. We are a theologically diverse congregation. For more information contact 472-0497.NS 5/18 BM 5/25 Bob AdamsResidential Renewal ServicesHandyman(Carpentry, maintenance toilets, faucets, ceiling fans, sliding doors, etc.)768-0569 or Cell 464-6460RS 11/14 M TFN Licensed & Insured 25+ years experienceHELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047SR 11/13 B TFN PROFESSIONAL CLEANING SERVICESResidential Commercial Interior Windows Carpet Cleaning Jennifer Watson 239-810-6293SR 11/13 N TFN HOUSE CARE While you are away by retired architect, Sanibel resident. Call 395-1649.RS 11/12 NC TFN TUTORING AVAILABLESanibel resident with B.A. in English from FSU, now studying Early Childhood Education at FGCU, available for tutoring in your home this summer. Please call 239395-2879 after May 21st. NS 5/18 CC 5/25 SWIM LESSONSAmerican Red Cross certi ed Water Safety Instructor available to teach swim lessons to any age and skill level at your home. Please call 239-395-2879 after May 21st for more information. NS 5/18 CC 5/25 NEED A NANNY?FSU graduate, now studying Early Childhood Education at FGCU, available for the summer. 20 year resident of Sanibel. Past experience working with children, tutoring and lifeguarding. Please call 239-395-2879 after May 21st. NS 5/18 CC 5/25 HOME AND CONDO WATCH Dorado Property Management Full Range of Services Excellent Organizational Skills Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call 239-472-8875RS 10/1 BM TFN


REAL ESTATE COMMERCIAL SPACE VACATION RENTAL RENTAL WANTED FOR RENT ANNUAL RENTAL AUTOS FOR SALE FOR SALE WANTED TO BUY2007 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 2004 BMW 330 CONVERTIBLEOriginal owner 19,500 miles sport & premium Mint $19,900 239-472-0616NS 5/11 NC 5/18 Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277S 10/9 B TFN NEAR BEACH PRIVATE HOME 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH3 bedroom, 2 bath Home with heated pool, in quiet Sanibel neighborhood. Seasonal and monthly rentals. 239-472-0692 or www.4sanibel.com. RS 10/14 CC TFN 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 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 5/4 BM TFN TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: IslandSunNews.comCLICK ON PLACE CLASSIFIED PRIVATE SANIBEL LIFESTYLE!The only private house on one acre avail on Sanibel located off the Sanctuary. Compl rehab 2/br/2ba/stor/lg scrnd porch/ beaut views. Nr bch/no smking/sm pts OK. Annual: $1,950 incl utls excpt wat/elec. sanibelislandhouse@gmail.com. Call Steve 312-391-8007NR 5/18 CC 5/18 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 5/11 BM 5/11 RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311NS 3/30 BM TFN MARINER POINTE TOWNHOUSEUnfurnished-ground level; 2 BR 2-1/2 BA; 2 encl porches; Bay/Canal views; shing pier; Lease includes Cable TV, water, pest control, refuse collection. Boat dock lease available. No pets. 239-395-1786RS 5/11 CC TFN CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 29B ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 2012CASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280NS 5/18 CC 6/8 FOR SALEFor sale, 2 New & unused refrigerated intermodal Rail Freight containers. Fully leased @13.5% net annual rate. All taxes & Insurance paid. $35,500. Call Frrank 800-588-4143 NS 5/11 BM 6/1 UNIQUE PIANO FOR SALE 1935 Steinway black ebony upright. Made in Germany, #280608, Model V. One family owned. All parts original including curved seat. Asking $6,000 OBO. Call 239-466-6135. NS 5/18 BM 5/25 ESTATE JEWELRY SALE!Largest collection of silver jewelry in SWFL! 50% OFF Art Furniture over $500. Come by daily 2431 Periwinkle Way & see The Silverneer & Silver Queen only at Sanibel Consignments 472-5222 NS 5/18 CC TFN LIME TREE CENTER CONDO UNIT FOR SALEFOR SALE Commercial condo in 5-unit complex centrally located on Periwinkle Way. Can be used for of ce or retail. Motivated to sell. $225,000. Call Janie Howland, Realtor, VIP Realty. 239-850-6419. NS 5/11 CC 6/1 FIRST TIME OFFERINGCommercial Garage 22 x 22 Frontage on 2431 Periwinkle Way, can be used as artist work space or storage to sell items from. Annual lease only $990/month. Call 239-849-2210 NS 5/18 CC TFN GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION GARAGE SALE7 am to 2 pm Saturday, May 19 9801 Cypress Lake Drive Fort Myers, Florida NS 5/18 NC 5/18 MOVING SALE MOVING SALE Household items, hundreds of good books, furniture, artwork. Fri., Sat., Sun. May 18, 19, 20 9 AM 2 PM 1429 Jamaica Drive, off Sancap Rd., Sanibel. Everything reduced on Sunday.NS 5/18 CC 5/18 ART SALESculpture and painting. Noted local Artist.Great prices. Some studio furniture and supplies. Fri., Sat., Sun., May 18, 19, 20. 9 AM 2 PM 1429 Jamaica Drive off Sancap Rd., Sanibel NS 5/18 CC 5/18 GARAGE SALESaturday, May 19, 2012, 9 AM to 3 PM, and Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 9 AM to 2 PM. Includes: kitchen appliances, ceramic items, bowls, miscellaneous electronics, printers, portable TVs, collectibles. Some boys and girls clothing and womens clothing. Furniture includes antique dining set, Cherrywood book shelves and cabinets, Kiawa upright electric piano, electric keyboard full-size, armoire, and miscellaneous other furniture and antiques NS 5/18 CC 5/18 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 SIX MONTH HOUSE RENTAL3Bed/2Bath Best Beach on island. $1,200 plus utilities. Call 239-395-0668 or 970-846-5068 NS 5/18 CC TFN


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 Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com ISLAND SUN MAY 18, 201230B My name is Nadia and I am a four-year old female tan labrador retriever Mix. I am one of the happiest dogs you will ever meet. The only thing that makes me sad is that I dont have a real home. My former owner used me for breeding puppies so Im glad that part of my life is over. I just want a family that loves me for the great dog I am. I like cats and other dogs. My favorite things are going for walks, playing with stuffed toys, and being with people. Please contact kennel@leegov.com to arrange for my foster mom to bring me to the shelter to meet you. My adoption fee is $55 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Friends & Family Adoption Promotion. My name is Tex and I am a five-year-old male black and white tuxedo domestic short hair. Aside from being handsome, I have lots of other great qualities Im inquisitive, good natured and love to play with other cats. So whether you want a single companion all to yourself or you are looking to add a new member to your existing family of pets, Id be perfect. Ive been at the shelter since January, so finding my forever home is my greatest wish. My adoption fee is $35 (regularly $50) during Animal Services Friends & Family Adoption Promotion. Adoption fees for Friends & Family Month: Puppies $70 (regularly $95) Adult dogs $55 (regularly $75) Kittens $55 (regularly $75) Adult cats $35 (regularly $50) Senior pets (six years and older) $15 (regularly $25) 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. Tex ID #527365 Nadia ID #530275 photos by squaredogphoto.com


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