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
Sanibel, Fla
Publication Date: 02-15-2013
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sanibel (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Captiva (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Lee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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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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FEBRUARY SUNRISE/SUNSET: 7:04 6:21 7:04 6:21 7:03 6:22 7:02 6:23 7:01 6:23 7:00 6:24 7:00 6:25 VOL. 20, NO. 34 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA FEBRUARY 15, 2013 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands Read Us Online at IslandSunNews.com SCCF To Host 35th Annual Open HouseMonday, February 18 marks Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundations (SCCF) 35th annual Open House. It is also Presidents Day, a school holiday. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., SCCFs Nature Center will have its doors and trails open. At 1 p.m., Mark Bird Westall will give an update continued on page 8 Martha Siders holds a snake during last years open houseThe Marvelous Wonderettes, A Non-Stop Blast From The PastBIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, takes a musical walk down memory lane with The Marvelous Wonderettes. Last seen Christmas 2011 on Sanibel spreading holiday cheer in Winter Wonderettes, the girls make their return to the stage this spring in Roger Beans The Marvelous Wonderettes. Performances are 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, February 22, through March 23. There are 2 p.m. matines February 27 and March 13. Tickets are $42 for adults and $20 for children. Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy open their show as the entertainment for the 1958 Springfield High School prom, and theyve got all the hits covered: Lollipop, Mr. Sandman, Dream Lover, Stupid Cupid, Lipstick on Your Collar, Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me and Its My Party. Interspersed between numbers, you learn more about these girls hopes and dreams, and one of them may even be crowned the proms 1958 Queen of Your Dreams. The second act in this prequel to Winter Wonderettes transports you to the Springfield High School Class of 10-year reunion, where the Wonderettes command the stage yet again. A lot has changed in 10 years, both for the girls and in music, and their reunion show comes continued on page 3 Amanda Downey Em Laudeman Anne Chamberlain Elizabeth Urbanczyk Audubon Presents Hawk LectureSanibel-Captiva Audubon Societys eighth lecture program of the season will bring back, by popular demand, Dr. Ken Meyer of the University of Florida, Deptartment of Wildlife Ecology, and founder of the Avian Research and Conservation Institute. In a program entitled Short-tailed Hawks & Crested Caracaras to be presented on Thursday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m. at The Community House, Dr. Meyer will relate his experiences studying these elusive birds. Young John James Audubon, who arrived in America in 1803, is thought to be the first to attempt to track bird movements by tying a string around the leg of a captured eastern phoebe before releasing it. Today, utilizing his modern continentspanning satellite and radio transmission techniques, Dr. Meyer is pursuing several bird species, gathering data in an effort to determine their current nesting regimens. He honed his field work in the public continued on page 28 Dr. Ken Meyer holds a bird, which will be the subject of his presentationOld Valentines On Display At Sanibel Historical Museum And VillageThe Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is displaying hundreds of old, vintage and even antique Valentines throughout its seven historic buildings. According to the Postcard and Greeting Card Museum, written Valentine greetings began to appear after 1400. The oldest Valentine in existence was made in the 1400s and is in the British Museum. In the early 1800s, Valentines began to be assembled in factories. Early manufactured Valentines were black-and-white pictures painted by factory workers. Fancy Valentines were made with real lace and ribbons, with paper lace introduced in the mid-1800s. As the 20th century approached, Valentines were being made entirely by machine. In 1850, Esther Howland, an American printer and artist, was among the first to publish and sell Valentines in the United States. A card company named Norcross became one of the first to manufacture Valentines in the early 1900s. With the exception of Christmas, Americans exchange more cards on Valentines Day than any other time of year.continued on page 8 Above, example of Valentines on display at the museum


2 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013 Luc Century To Introduce Calusa Ornament At Historical VillageLuc Century will be on hand at the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village on Friday, February 22, when the museum celebrates Calusa Day. The village is joining the state of Florida in its Florida 500 efforts to commemorate the Spanish landing on Florida shores in 1513. Juan Ponce de Leon landed in the general area of Sanibel and made contact with the indigenous people, the Calusa. Century will be at the village in the morning to sign the boxes containing his new ornament etched with a Calusa dolphin. The ornament was designed exclusively for the village and is available only at the museums gift shop. For as long as I can remember, whenever Ive traveled, I have always been intrigued by the areas indigenous cultures, Century said. I have always tried to seek out the crafts that reflect their ancestry. Its very inspiring to the degree that I have always wanted to do facsimiles of the Calusas drawings in glass. The Calusa and their origins are not well understood, even today. Estimates of their population at the time of the Spanish landing range from 10,000 to several times that number. The Calusa have been dubbed The Shell People and huge mounded waste piles of seashells, known as middens, can be found on the sites they inhabited throughout coastal Southwest Florida. I used to spend weekends in Pine Island piddling on the mounds, Century said. There was a natural lifestyle of the Calusa that I tried on for size. That brought me closer to those mounds and their people. Our museum is fortunate to have Calusa artifacts discovered at the Wightman Dig on Captiva. These are on display in the Rutland House, and we have many more Calusa artifacts that are stored because we dont yet have enough room to display them, said Museum Manager Emilie Alfino. On Calusa Day, Calusa artifacts will be displayed to enable visitors to touch them and pick them up. In the afternoon, Karen Nelson of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, a Calusa enthusiast and board member of the Southwest Florida Archeological Society, will speak about Calusa mound exploration. Calusa Day at the museum also will include tour guides talking about the Calusa culture as well as showings of Domain of the Calusa, the University of Florida DVD from Dr. William Marquardt. The ornament, DVD, and other items related to the Calusa and Spanish explorers are available in the museum gift shop. The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Full guided tours take place at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day. The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS), with handicap access to all buildings. Admission is $5 for adults (18 and over). Members and children are admitted free. For more information, call 472-4648 during museum hours. Luc Century shows some of his designs The Calusa dolphin image Retail Hours: Daily 10am 5pm | Restaurant Hours: 7:30am to ? Call for hours. | Services: By appointment.Managed by Royal Shell Property Management Association Mana gement | Commercial Leasing | Property Watch www.LeaseOnSamibel.c om 239-395-9111 Tahitian Gardens1975-2019 Periwinkle WaySOMETHING FOR EVERYONE16 Stores FeaturingClothing Jewelry Shoes Gis Beachwear Home Decor Novelty Items Family Dining (breakfast, lunch & dinner) Vacation & Real Estate Information Town Center2496 Palm Ridge RoadYUM TO OM3 Stores FeaturingTake-out Restaurants (outdoor seating available) Yoga StudioOlde Sanibel Shoppes630 Tarpon Bay RoadPET-FRIENDLY PLAZA7 Stores FeaturingArt Gallery Clothing & Accessories Gis Pet Store Caf (pets welcome on patio) The Village Shops2340 Periwinkle WaySHOP AND BE PAMPERED9 Stores FeaturingWomens Clothing Art Gallery Photo Gallery Home Decor Custom Jewelry Design Tropical Wines Free Trade & Gi Items Hair and Nail Salon (men and women) Shopsas Differentas Shellson the BeachOver thirty shops and restaurants in four unique centers all within one mile.Conveniently located on and just off Periwinkle Way.1 Tahitian Gardens2 The Village Shops3 Olde Sanibel Shoppes4 Town Center Shop ON sanibel To CaptivaSanibel-Captiva RdTo C auseway Periw i nkle WayTarpon Bay Rd1234Palm Ridge RdSHOPONSANIBEL.COM SIDEWALK SALES SIDEWALK SALES Feb. 16-18 Feb. 16-18 PET PALOOZA 2 PET PALOOZA 2 Feb. 28th Feb. 28th 10-2 at The Village Shops 10-2 at The Village Shops Benefits Gulf Coast Humane Society Benefits Gulf Coast Humane Society


3 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013 Shell Festival Visitors To Receive BonusThis year when visitors attend the 76th Annual Sanibel Festival and enter the Sanibel Shell Show, they will receive an added bonus. The Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club has always had the support of The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, but this year the museum has increased the level of their support of the event even more. Anyone who donates the requested $5 for admission to the Shell Show will also be granted free admission to the Bailey-Matthews Museum during the duration of the Shell Festival, a $9 value. The dates for the upcoming Shell Festival are March 7, 8 and 9. The Sanibel Shell Festival is the major fundraising event of the year for both the Sanibel Community Association and the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club. Funds raised by the sale of seashells and fossils in the shell tent and by the sale of artistic shell craft items are used to maintain The Community House. Funds raised by the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club from the admission donations are given out in the form of grants to several local educational and conservation organizations, including a scholarship fund at the University of South Florida. From page 1Wonderettespacked with s favorites: Respect, Son of a Preacher Man, Its in His Kiss, Wedding Bell Blues, You Dont Own Me and I Only Want to Be with You. This production stars Amanda Downey, Em Laudeman, Anne Chamberlain and Elizabeth Urbanczyk, the shows director is Marc Tumminelli. The New York Times Andy Webster calls The Marvelous Wonderettes an irresistible jukebox musical, and Varietys Terry Morgan describes it as tremendously fun and a delightfully good time..The Marvelous Wonderettes is supported by Herb Strauss Theater Season Sponsor The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and Show Sponsor Congress Jewelers.Upcoming shows include Charles Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle (February 24, March 3, and March 10); and Fully Committed (March 29 April 27). All productions are at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, located at 2244 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Groups of 10 or more are eligible for group discount rates for all shows; prices range from $25 to $36 per ticket. Call Jason Boeckman at 472-9700, ext. 308 for group discount rates for each show. To purchase tickets and learn more about upcoming shows at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, call the theater box office at 472-6862 or 395-0900; e-mail info@BIGARTS.org; or log on to www. BIGARTS.org. Duplicate BridgeOn Tuesday, February 5, there were twelve tables in play at The Community House. The winners were: North/South 1. Kenneth Appel and Albert Simon 2. Ann and Henry Cooper 3. Helene Keller and Ted Peck 4. Peter Danford and Brian Ellis 5. Clara and Terry Teruana East/West 1. Judy Glaser and Tom Giles 2. Irma and Mel Rotstein 3. Sue Danford and Hope Ellis 4. Marlyn and James Stewart 5. Jim Radclilfe and Clark WaekcrmanThe game runs for six months, November through April, at 1 p.m. every Tuesday at The Community House at 2173 Periwinkle Way. For more information call Susan Willoughby at 281-3258. Sally Jane Moores image can be seen in the fossil-framed mirror that she created for the Sanibel Shell Show artistic competition To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Sanibel-Capva Kiwanis Presents: S SPAGHETTI DINNER 2013 SPAGHETTI DINNER 2013 Beneng Island Youth Scholarships and Charies A real Italian Feast, with pasta, meatballs, our famous sauce, salad, toasted garlic bread, wine and soda. ALL YOU CAN EAT, PLUS MUSIC AND DANCING! ALL YOU CAN EAT, PLUS MUSIC AND DANCING! Saturday, Feb. 23 at Sanibel Community House Saturday, Feb. 23 at Sanibel Community House Dinner Served: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Music, Dancing Rae & Aucon: Unl 10:00 PM Admission: $8.00 in advance, $9.00 at the do or; Children under 10 eat free Tickets available from any Kiwanis mem ber or at: Bank of the Island s, Baileys General Store, Periwink le Park, Big Red Q Prinng Dinner followed by Rae and Live Aucon. Dinner followed by Rae and Live Aucon. Join your friends in the quest for interesng and oeat treasures from Island merchants, rest aurants & services. Spaghe Dinner 2013 Supported By These Fine Sponsors: Bank Of The Islands Bank Of The Islands Sanibel Capva Trust Company Sanibel Capva Trust Company Baileys General Store Baileys General Store The Sanibel Bean/Sanibel Air Condioning/San ctuary Island Electric Barefoot Charlies Painng/Island Photography/Billys Bike Shop/Lazy Flamingo II


4 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013 Community House Seeks VolunteersThe Community House enters the second half of its season with a lineup of events scheduled for February, March and April. In February it will be the scene for the 2013 Shell Festival, a Wedding House Party and a Rusty Brown one-woman show What Ive Learned From Witty Women. In March it will host a Swamp House Party and another one-woman show performed by actress Joanna Olsen WallisSimpson Royal Obsession. In April it will feature a Soul and R&B House Party. In addition to these events hosted by the The Community House in the coming months, the house will also be the setting for its usual busy schedule of club meetings, classes and service organization fundraisers, including the Rotary Arts & Crafts Fair, the Chamber of Commerce Expo, the Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner and the Lions Club Arts & Crafts Festival. When you put it all together, the Community House will be the center of non-stop activity this spring, serving islanders in many ways. To help keep things humming, The Community House is seeking volunteers to help with ticket sales and administrative support. Volunteering at the House is a great way to serve the community and to meet new people with lots of different interests. If you have some hours to give and are looking for a volunteer opportunity, The Community House can use your services. Another way islanders can provide important support to The Community House is by becoming a part of the Sanibel Community Association (SCA), the member-supported non-profit orga nization that owns and operates The Community House. Throughout its long history (85 years and counting), support for The Community House has come from the people of the islands through SCA membership dues, donations and rental fees. The House receives no tax funding, so private support from citizens is critical to its operation. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer or in supporting The Community House through new or renewal membership in the Sanibel Community Association can do so by contacting The Community House at 472-2155 or by visiting sanibelcommunityhouse.net. The Community House will be home to a busy schedule of events in coming months SCA Invites All To Join Zany Guests At A Wedding In The HouseThe Community House will be hosting A Wedding in the House on Friday, February 22 from 7 to 10 p.m Witness a shotgun wedding ceremony featuring Dr. Seuss-like vows conducted by islander Eric Pfeiffer. The wedding script was written by local author Michael Hanan. The reception will be complete with cake, romantic songs and the dances everyone knows by heart, including the limbo, YMCA and the chicken dance. Local DJ Randy Ray will perform emcee duties and spin the tunes. The audience (the wedding guests) are encouraged to dress from wedding formal to business casual, as a bride, a groom, the minister, or a typical wedding guest. Time to Make Wine is donating a case of wine for the best wedding party costume. For the ultimate experience, attendees are encouraged to eat, drink, dance, converse and allow themselves to be caught up in the activities. They are also asked to bring gifts, wrapped or not, for non-profit partner CROW. The gift registry can be found at www.crowclinic.org/support/wishlist.php. The series sponsors are Billys Bike Shop, Billys Rentals, Marge and Joe Meek and Mike Kelly. Party sponsors are Mitchells/4015 and Matt Asen, Appetizers will be provided by Matzaluna and Traders, the wedding cake by Baileys, floral decorations by Floral Artistry and plants by Bob Walsh Landscape. For reservations, call The Community House at 472-2155. Tickets are $20 per person, which includes the show, dancing and appetizers. Alcoholic beverages will be available by donation. Guests at A Wedding in the House photo courtesy of Island Photography MUSIC LESSONSJennifer ValiquettePrivate Instruction on Piano, Saxophone, & Flute Sanibel and Fort MyersPhone: 239-989-7799 Web: wwww.sanibelschoolofmusic.weebly.com Fresh Certi ed Organic Produce Delicious Snacks, Drinks and Take-out Lunches Wide Selection of Gluten Free and Vegan Products Highest Quality Supplements & Nutraceuticals THE ONLY ORGANIC HEALTH THE ONLY ORGANIC HEALTH FOOD STORE ON THE ISLAND! FOOD STORE ON THE ISLAND! Home of the sanibel sprout food co-op & Home of the sanibel sprout food co-op & Nikkis Sprout Spout: Our organic juice & Nikkis Sprout Spout: Our organic juice & smoothie bar & gourmet vegan delights! smoothie bar & gourmet vegan delights! Mon. & Tues. 10am-5pm Wed.-Fri. 10am-6pm Sat. 10am-1pm Mon. & Tues. 10am-5pm Wed.-Fri. 10am-6pm Sat. 10am-1pm Healthy Happy Hour every Friday 4-6pm All juice bar drinks 50% off! 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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 20136 Whats Happening At The House In 2013 Telephone: (239) 472-2155info@sanibelcommunityhouse.net 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 Dance Series DatesFeb. 22 Wedding House Party Fabulous Fun At This Shotgun Wedding March 15 Swamp Party April 13 House of Soul & R&B $20/ticket View party Photos www.islandphotographyllc.comWitty Women Lunch & One Woman ShowSponsored by Sanibel Holiday Thursday, February 28 noon $20 members/$25 guestsTo enrich community spirit through educational, cultural and social gatherings in our historic Community House. The SCA is a 501c 3 Organization.Follow Us On FacebookSanibel Community Association needs your support. Go to www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net for more information, and become a member today! CLASSESComplimentary Shell CraftingMonday 10-12 noon Crafts on Sale daily until 3 pmZumbaMonday/Thursday 5:45 pm Tuesday/Thursday 10 am 11 am $15 & Seasonal Packages AvailableYogaTuesday/Thursday 8:30 -9:45 am $12 members $15 guestsSanctioned Duplicate BridgeTuesday at 1 pm $8Painting Wednesday 12-3 pm $25Ra e Tickets see details at www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net Mardi Gras Fundraiser A HitA bit of New Orleans came to The Dunes Saturday night, February 9 at Community Housing and Resources (CHR) inaugural Mardi Gras party. Revelers dined on Cajun food with Cajun music playing in the background. Over 200 people turned out for the fundraiser. We are very happy with the turnout, said Tim Garmager, CHRs development committee chair. Its too early to say exactly what was raised as we are still calculating expenses at this point, but all tickets were sold, the silent auction was successful and we had very generous sponsors, so we are hopeful that we can meet our goal, he said. The money raised will help with CHR operating costs. Rents at CHR are based on residents income and therefore do not always cover the costs associated with insuring and maintaining our properties, said CHR Executive Director Kelly Collini. The money raised will be a big help with these costs and also assist us with continuing buildings and grounds work that has been initiated at several of our complexes, she added. Over 30 volunteers showed up to help with the party and many were CHR tenants. Music services were provided by Lynn and George Campean. Jonathan Tongyai of Island Photography donated his time as well. A big debt of gratitude is owed to the CHR Development Committee members who are responsible for organizing the event, said Richard Johnson CHR board chair. Committee members include Melissa Rice, Lynn Ridlehoover, Bonnie Ratkosky, Robyn Moran, Richard McCurry, CC Caldwell, Kerri Maw, Tim Garmager, Jean Ann DeWalt, and John Talmage. In addition to Platinum Sponsor Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, many other businesses and individuals stepped up to make the party a success. They include: West Wind Inn, Barrier Island Title Services, Dr. Edward Lamotta, SAM Builders, Zonta of Sanibel-Captiva (SWOTI), Bean Whitaker, Lutz & Kareh, Inc., Garmager Success Coaching, Hahn Construction, Kathy Polk Realtor, Melissa Rice and Kevin Greten, Pfiefer Realty Group, Sanibel Day Spa, Sawyer Insurance, Island Pharmacy, The Richard Johnson Family, The Wexler Family and Thomas F. Rizzo. Many other businesses also donated items for the silent auction and prizes. CHR is a non-profit organization that partners with the City of Sanibel to provide affordable housing to families and individuals who work in and/or serve the community of Sanibel. For more information on affordable housing opportunities, stop by the CHR office at 2401 Library Way or call 472-1189. CHR Mardi Party guests and volunteers Steve Windham got in to the Mardi Gras spirit photos by Island Photography American Legion Post 123 NewsOn Sunday, February 17, fish and shrimp will be served from 1 to 8 p.m. at American Legion Post 123. On Saturday, February 23, there will be a gathering for Don Stacy from 1 to 10 p.m., with live music, raffles and silent auction. Sunday, February 24, its barbecued ribs and chicken. Every Monday night is 8-Ball Pool League, playing at 5 p.m. Stop by and watch some great shootin. Texas Holdem is played every Thursday night at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. New players are always welcome. Every Friday, Post 123 serves a sixounce ribeye steak sandwich all day. Stop in and try one, or treat yourself to one of the half-pound burgers. Check out the daily specials and the entire menu. Food is served all day, every day. The public is welcome. American Legion Post 123 is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. We are located at mile marker 3 on Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-9979. SWIMWEAR & SPORTSWEAR Come In and visit us at Come In and visit us at Anchor Pt. Plaza Anchor Pt. Plaza (NEXT TO BANK OF THE ISLANDS ACROSS (NEXT TO BANK OF THE ISLANDS ACROSS FROM HEART OF THE ISLAND) FROM HEART OF THE ISLAND) Open 5 Days A Week from 10am 5pm Open 5 Days A Week from 10am 5pm Closed Sunday & Thursday Closed Sunday & Thursday 239-472-1683 239-472-1683 1633 Periwinkle Way 1633 Periwinkle Way Were Back! Your very own OUTLET OUTLET STORE STOREwithout leaving the island! If you love a good bargain, discover the best kept secret on Sanibel the Cricket Shop. Youll nd deep discounts on brand new womens clothing swimwear, sportswear, dresses, skirts, tops and pants, shoes, hats and jewelry. New items are brought in regularly from Marco Island so check in often. Some sizes are limited. Come on in, have some fun and take home a bundle of high-quality fashions at unbelievable prices. Tell a friend.


7 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013Quilt Show Opens At Sanibel Historical Museum And VillageOne of the most anticipated exhibits at the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village, the 14th annual Quilt Show, is now open. The museums collection has grown over the years due to generous donations, said museum manager Emilie Alfino. Thanks to event chair Stephanie Rahe, the quilts are beautifully displayed, making it one of our most popular exhibits. The quilts will be put on view throughout the museum in six of the villages seven historic buildings (the Old Bailey General Store will not be included in the display). Rahe and other volunteers researched the history of each quilt as they prepared to hang the exhibit. These stories will be included as part of the display, making it a very interesting quilt show, Alfino added. During the quilt show, the Village Gift Shop will offer a choice of two quilt design posters for $2 each. Customers may choose from Grandmothers Fan or A Patch Of Blue. The Quilt Show will continue through March 16. Admission to the show is included in the museums $5 admission fee. The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The village, which operates as a nonprofit organization, is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS). Admission to the Historical Museum and Village is $5 for adults over 18; children and members are free. Full docent-led tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. are included with admission. For more information, call 472-4648. Historical Village Adds Afternoon ToursThe Sanibel Historical Museum and Village has added an afternoon tour to its schedule and is now offering full docent-guided tours through the village at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The automated audio tour is always available with at least one, and in some buildings two, narratives about the building and the history surrounding it. Our docents love to lead these tours through our seven historic houses, said museum manager Emilie Alfino. They volunteer here some of them have for many years because they love history. They have a wealth of knowledge and enjoy sharing it with visitors to the museum. These full tours are included in the admission price to the village. The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The village, which operates as a nonprofit organization, is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS). Admission is $5 for adults over 18; children and members are free. For more information, call 472-4648 or visit www. sanibelmuseum.org. A variety of quilts are on display at the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village through March 17 Karl Rodman, member of the museums board of directors, talks to a tour group in the Old Baileys General Store To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


2075 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL239-472-8444Invites You Tojoin us & meet Andria LieuAndrias Washable Jacket & Tank Sets are Perfect for Travel. Andria has many styles and fabrics from which to choose. Andria Lieu Trunk ShowThursday, February 21st 10 a.m.-6 p.m. From page 1Antique ValentinesValentines from yesteryear are on display at the Historical Village Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults; children 18 and younger are admitted free, as are members. The museum is located at 950 Dunlop Road, next to BIG ARTS. The gift shop, located in the old Baileys General Store, has one-of-a-kind sailors Valentines for sale. These are only available at the Village Gift Shop, handcrafted by Texas artisans Jim and Rose Prestigiacomo. Once a month, the couple visits Galveston to collect the small shells that will be used in the creations. Rose Prestigiacomo is an award-winning shell artist and her husband builds the custom wood display frames that encase the shell designs. The gift shop is offering a gift with purchase of any sailors Valentine while supplies last: a small mesh gift bag, white with red hearts, containing local Sanibel shells collected by museum staff and volunteers. From page 1SCCF Open Houseon our Islands Eagles. Starting at 11 a.m., there will a special marine exhibit with some of the hidden creatures of the sea grasses and shallow bays that hug the north and western shores of Sanibel and Captiva. Marine biologists will demonstrate some of the newest technology now available to anyone with a smart phone or internet connection. When the local TV stations report the wind blowing at less than five miles an hour and you see white caps, you know their weather station is not looking at the same place you are. Three of SCCFs RECON units are now equipped with weather stations. Get the real wind speed and direction a half mile off the Sanibel Lighthouse or in the intracoastal near Redfish Pass. Staff will be on hand to help you get quick links to this vital information for any boater or avid sheller. Our herpetologist, sea turtle and bird biologists will have special hands-on exhibits, including some of the more friendly snakes that can be found in this area. Childrens crafts and SCCFs traditional hot dogs and lemonade will be available. Chefs Wally and John bring almost 20 years of experience to the grill and Joan, ever stalwart, takes on the task of chopping the onions. At 11:45 a.m., the 26th annual Nature Sounds Contest will be open for your best hoot, cackle, moo and tweet. There are special age categories for the kids and the adults... well, were just there to have some fun. Last year it was not just any rooster; it was a great imitation of a Rhode Island Red that brought out the laughter. For over 45 years, SCCF has been preserving coastal habitat and aquatic resources. After its first 10 years of land acquisition, members decided it was time branch out and invest some its resources into education and creating a native plant nursery. Since then, the Nature Center has welcomed countless residents and visitors to learn more about the abundant wildlife and unique habitats of Sanibel and Captiva. Stop in to the SCCF Nature Center at 3333 Sanibel Captiva Road for the open house on Monday, February 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 472-2329 or visit www.sccf.org for more information. League Of Women Voters March MeetingThe League of Women Voters of Lee County will meet on Saturday, March 2 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Hilton Garden Inn, 12601 University Drive in Fort Myers (corner of Summerlin and College Parkway). Join the League of Women Voters for a discussion of the evolution of womens roles in society during the past five decades. The focus of the discussion will center on contradictions in cultural expectations of womens roles within the home, socially and in the workplace, and how the challenges of working through these contradictions set the stage for both cultural and legal changes in subsequent decades. League members and the interested public should make reservations by calling 462-3444 or e-mail carolbf@centurylink. net. Cost to attend the breakfast is $10. Student rates are available. For more information, contact Sandy Frank, League of Women Voters Director of Programs at 415-7654. More details about the programs and issues of the League of Women Voters is available at www.lwv.org, www.lwvfla.org and www.lwvlee.org. 8 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013


9 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013 Open Mon. Sat. 11-5 p.m. Surf Music, Hot Rods And Drag Racing Inspire Beach Party All are invited to BIG ARTS annual benefit on Monday, February 25. The beach party evening includes a taste of California in Boler Garden, followed by a concert with California Surf, Inc. California Surf has toured for years with the biggest names in surf music, including Jan and Dean and The Beach Boys. The band, made up of Matt Jardine, Billy Hinsche, Bobby Figueroa, Ed Carter, and Philip Bardowell, will be playing classic surf-music era songs in BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall. Co-chairs Maddy Hanlon and Sherry Halloran have been planning the event, which will include an auction of surfboards handpainted by local artists. Artist James JR Roberts has created a surfboard inspired by his love of hot rod cars, which started when he was a teenager. Roberts says, I used acrylic paints and some lacquer spray can paint for the surfboard. The inspiration is from my early teen years being ate up with anything hot rod and rock n roll I couldnt get enough of either. So when the Beach Boys and the surf scene broke out it was my mental escape from the cold of Ohio and Indiana. At that time in the custom car world there came an artist with a twist in his point of view and artistic perspective, his name is Ed Big Daddy Roth. Extensive exposure to his work in comic books, magazines, and T-shirts fueled my need to draw, and for quite a few years I did my best imitation of his work. I have always wanted to reach that skill level as an artist. JR Roberts has a bachelor of fine arts degree from University of South Florida, Tampa. He has worked in graphic design, has created scenery and sets for stage, including shows at Busch Gardens, and has worked on hanging exhibits at Rauschenberg Gallery at Edison College. He has exhibited in many shows in Southwest Florida. Catering will be by several local restaurants including Baileys, Cips Place, Doc Fords Sanibel, Island Cow, Il Cielo, Island Pizza, Jacaranda, Sweet Melissas Caf, Traders Store & Cafe and Zebra Frozen Yogurt. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Boler Garden, located at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. Grand Benefactor Sponsors are John M. and Mary Jo Boler. Grand Patron Sponsors, Deborah & John La Gorce, Patricia and Davis Thurber, Tween Waters Inn, Congress Jewelers, and The LAT Foundation. Patron Sponsor is Chicos FAS, Inc. and Sponsor Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. Call Kara Minoui at 4729700 for information about sponsoring this event. Tickets start at $125. Call Marks Box Office at 395-0900 for additional ticket offers. Surfboard, up for auction, painted by James JR Roberts THE FUTURE HAS AN ANCIENT HEART Antique Diamond and Estate Jewelry American PaintingsTIFFANY ~ GALLE ~ ROOKWOOD ~ PERIOD BRONZES STERLING SILVER ~ ART NOUVEAU ~ ART DECOCaptiva Island, Florida (across from The Bubble Room Restaurant) 239-472-8442Seasonal December 18 April 10 11am 4pmalbertmeadowantiques@yahoo.comALBERT MEADOW ANTIQUES Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


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Matt Mitchell Bruce Neill, PhD Matt Oakley Ed ONeil Laura Zocki Puerto Gerri Reaves Ph.D. Di Saggau Jeanie Tinch PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER PRINTED WITH LOW-RUB, SOYBEAN INK Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel & Ken Rasi Advertising George Beleslin Graphic Arts & ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kris SeeReportersAnne Mitchell Jeff LysiakISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 201310 Commission Debates The Need For More Bike Racksby Anne MitchellWith bicycle use on Sanibel up 56 percent since 2006, city planners have been considering ways to ensure that the number of cycle racks on the island is adequate. On Tuesday, the planning commission got a first look at a draft ordinance and recommendations from the planning department based on a survey of other biker-friendly communities and they were not convinced that changes to the land development code (LDC) are needed to add more racks. City planner Jim Fricke said what was being considered was to ensure that a certain number, type and location of bicycle parking spaces are required as part of any new commercial development. The comb racks, known as wheel benders, were generally not favored in other communities that have adopted standards. Commissioners were concerned about the cost, among other things and whether there was even a problem to resolve. Planning Director Jim Jordan said, We are not presenting this as if it were a problem. We are taking recommendations for the shared use paths and uniform standards that could be applied island-wide. Commissioner Chris Heidrick said he likes the idea of using city easements for bicycle racks, something that could be done without changing the LDC and imposing restrictions and costs on businesses. It should be up to business owners to decide whether they will do better with more racks. Billy Kirkland, owner of Billys Bikes, a rental and retail business on Sanibel, said hed heard good ideas from the planning commissioners but wished the issue could have been on the table 35 or 40 years ago. One of the biggest issues, Kirkland said, was shortage of bike parking at resorts and condominiums. The city has just purchased a bunch of racks that would not meet these standards, he added. Vice chairman Phillip Marks said he was more concerned about safety, especially the narrow and bumpy bike paths on the islands east end. Also, he said there is no one-rack-fits-all because there are so many different styles of bikes, including tandems, bikes with trailers and recumbent models. It might be another level of bureaucracy it may be trying to find a solution to something that is not really a problem, he added. Claudia Burns, who cycles almost daily, doesnt think the type of rack provided matters. It was Burns who suggested using city easements for racks. Cycling club member Doug Dietrich called the study good and thorough but said, I have never had a problem stuffing my bike somewhere, whether they have a bike rack or not. The Shared Use Path Master Plan adopted in 2009 recommends that the Sanibel Land Development Code be amended to ensure that a certain number, type and location of bicycle parking spaces are required as part of any new commercial development. The plan further recommends that bicycle parking be provided at all rest areas and civic, cultural, recreational, condominium, resort and commercial facilities, including shopping and dining establishments and venues for community activities and events. Jordan said the next step was for the planning department to update the draft ordinance based on the discussion and bring it back at the February 26 meeting. However, it will be up to the city council to decide whether the ordinance is needed, what form it will take and if it will go in the code books. City WorkshopThe Sanibel City Council will hold a four-hour public workshop on Tuesday, March 12 in MacKenzie Hall. The goal is to generate input on definitions, goals and scope for the redevelopment of the islands older and in some cases dilapidated commercial properties. Sanibels strict building and development codes render many properties virtually ineligible for major remodeling or reconstruction. Bike rack at The Sanibel Bean CASI Breakfast: Whats NewOptions to Comcast: Mark Szittai, CenturyLink PRISM Do-It-Yourself Security: Steve Ehrhart, Operations Director, Chamber of Commerce Curb Appeal-Low Cost & High Impact: Amy Nowacki, Island ArchitectSponsored by Advanced Disposal Friday, March 1st Clubhouse at e Sanctuary 8 a.m. Registration 8:30 Breakfast Bu et 9-10 a.m. Program $15 members $25 non-membersFor reservations call 334-2138 or e-mail suitors@earthlink.net by Wednesday, Feb. 27th THE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATIONS OF SANIBEL, INC.


11 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013 Florida Senator To Address Island Democratic Clubsubmitted by June SieberFlorida Senator Nan Rich will address the Democratic Club of the Islands on Thursday, February 2l at 7 p.m. at the Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Road. Rich will discuss the upcoming legislative session and 20l4 elections. Nan has recently declared her candidacy for Governor in 2014. One of the most dedicated members of the Florida Senate, she was first elected to the Florida State Senate in 2004 after serving in the House of Representatives from 2000-2004. Rich is widely recognized as one of Floridas champions of childrens and social justice issues. She served on numerous state committees, including Health and Human Services Appropriations, vice chair; and Children, Families and Elder Affairs, vice chair. She also served on the Children and Youth Cabinet, whose mission is to ensure that public policy relating to children and youth promotes collaboration among agencies and delivers services in a holistic manner. Prior to her election, Senator Rich was the National President of the National Council of Jewish Womenthe first Floridian elected to that office in the organizations ll9 year history. She has extensive experience in advocacy and community service, and has worked to improve the lives of women, children and families in her community. In l999, President Bill Clinton appointed Rich to serve as a board member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information e-mail demclubislands@gmail.com or call 3959078. City Employee Of The QuarterNatalya A. Maddix, aquatics supervisor at the Sanibel Recreation Center, was named the City of Sanibel Employee of the Quarter. Mayor Kevin Ruane made a presentation to Maddix during the February 5 council meeting. Maddix has been employed with the city since April 9, 2006 when she was first hired as an as-needed lifeguard. Sanibel-Captiva Road Construction AdvisoryIn an effort to improve reliability on the island, Lee County Electric Cooperative (LCEC) must perform maintenance and construction on electric facilities from time to time. This helps to ensure that reliable power is provided to customers year-round. The line along Sanibel-Captiva Road is currently being rebuilt in an effort to reduce power interruptions and strengthen the system. In order to minimize the impact to visitors and residents, the project was scheduled in phases and is being performed with a traffic management plan. Although this has increased the duration of the project, it does decrease the impact to traffic flow. In most instances throughout the project, the traffic flow has been satisfactory. However, during the present phase of the project, where a new pole is being installed at a busy intersection, traffic has been interrupted longer than usual. LCEC would like to apologize for any inconvenience this has caused residents and visitors. In response to concerns from customers, LCEC will demobilize the project until after the busy season. However, the current phase must be completed so that the electric system is not vulnerable to power interruptions that would impact nearly 5,000 customers on the island. LCEC contract crews will work 10 hours a day Monday through Thursday to complete this phase of the project, which is estimated to be completed by February 21. During the next few weeks, they will do everything that they can to keep traffic flowing in an acceptable manner. Once the next phase begins after Easter, it is estimated that the entire project will be completed by year-end. Progress will be determined by the challenges and severity of storm season. Rebuilding power lines while they are energized, so that customers do not experience an outage, requires a temporary connection of the wires to the pole. It is a sensitive process. Temporary connections are prone to failure during high winds and more susceptible to damage from lightning. In addition, productivity of crews is diminished by the daily afternoon thunderstorms. An active storm season could delay the project further. LCEC will continue to work hard to provide reliable power to customers on Sanibel and Captiva and hopes that you understand that, at times, it requires maintenance and construction. They are committed to conducting that part of the business with the least amount of impact to customers. LCEC thanks you in advance for your patience and support. If you have questions or concerns, please visit www.lcec.net or call 656-2300. 1975-2019 periwinkle way Tahitian Gardens ShopOnSanibel.com Something for Everyone Breakfast & Lunch 7am 2:30pm 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 2:30 p.m.472-5323 NOW OPEN FOR DINNER4:30 to 9 p.m. Mon. thru Sat. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 201312 World Day Of Prayer, 2013Friday, March 1 is the World Day of Prayer, a worldwide ecumenical movement of Christian women of many faiths, who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year on the first Friday in March. Services begin at sunrise in the Pacific and follow the sun across the globe on the day of celebration. Each year, a different country serves as the writer of the World Day of Prayer worship service. This year the country is France, and the theme is: I Was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me. Specifically, the women of France are addressing issues around increased immigration and the challenges for immi-grants to find a place in their new country. This is also a global concern. The Sanibel service will be held at the Christian Science Church, 2950 West Gulf Drive, at 10 a.m. It will include a talk by John Lawrence, who lived and worked in Paris and is familiar with immigrant issues. The service will include French music and will be followed by refreshments of typical French food. Participating in the local service are clergy and women of the six Christian churches on the islands: St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, St. Isabel Catholic Church, Sanibel Congregational UCC, the Christian Science Church, Sanibel Community Church and Chapel by the Sea on Captiva. Friends, family and communities of faith are invited to join the women of France in prayer and song to support this womens ecumenical ministry. The offering will support the work of World Day of Prayer USA, and will help meet the needs of families from France and around the world who are victims of many forms of poverty, violence and discrimination. For more information, contact Lolly Murray at 247-0078. World Day of Prayer Committee Madeleine Albright Interview An interview with Madeleine Albright will be seen on video from New Yorks 92nd Street Y at the Sanibel Congregational Church at 2050 Periwinkle Way. The program, sponsored by the joint film committee of the church and Temple Bat Yam, will take place on Sunday, February 17 at 7:00 p.m. Dr. Albright was the first woman U.S. Secretary of State. She served in President Bill Clintons second term from 1997 to 2001 during some of the most turbulent times in U.S. history. You wont want to miss this stimulating presentation which will include a Q & A period and refreshments. A fee of $8 is requested to cover expenses. Madeleine Albright Summit Christian School9065 Ligon Court, Fort MyersFor information on either program call 239-482-7007 www.summitchristianschool.org 1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Offers preschool at Sanibel Community Church Preschool through 8th grade at Fort Myers Campus, 10 minutes from Sanibel Island Accredited by Christian Schools of Florida with a strong academic program and biblical perspective Participates with VPK, Step-Up for Students, and offers nancial aid. Do you have one of these?These new bumper stickers have green color to emphasize that almost 70% of Sanibel is conservation lands and a whimsical heart to signify our island lifestyle. The peel-off back has information about Sanibel that you may not know.They are available at: Baileys General Store Jerrys Foods MacIntosh Books Sanibel Recreation Center Suncatchers Dream Tuttles Sea Shell Shop IS Island Graphics of Sanibel LLC, 2011 Available at:Sanibel Art & Frame 630 Tarpon Rd. Sanibel 395-1350 Two Islands Gallery Chadwicks Square Captiva 472-7633www.ikkimatsumoto.com Ikki Matsumoto Paintings & PrintsBird?, What Bird!


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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 201314 Renowned Organist At Sanibel Community ChurchRenowned organist Diane Bish will be performing a concert on Sunday, February 17, 4 p.m., at Sanibel Community Church, 1740 Periwinkle Way (next to Jerrys Market). Recording artist, composer, conductor and international television personality, Diane Bish displays her virtuosity and unique showmanship to international acclaim. For more information, call Sanibel Community Church at 472-2684. Songs On Sanibel Concert SeriesThe last concert in the Songs on Sanibel series presented by the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ will be on Sunday, February 24 at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary. The performers, the Moeller Cello and Guitar Duo, will be returning to Sanibel after their concert last year at BIG ARTS. Since winning the Baltimore Chamber Music Competition, guitarist Paul Moeller and his wife, Kerena Moeller, have toured throughout the U.S., England and Italy. Recently, they were guest artists and judges of the International Guitar Competition in Lagonegro, Italy. Some of you may remember Pauls appearance in 2010 as soloist with the Southwest Florida Symphony. Since there is not an abundance of music written for the unusual combination of cello and guitar, the duo plays many of their own arrangements of a variety of classical pieces, as well as solos for their own instruments. The church is located at 2050 Periwinkle Way. For information call 4720497. LOGOS Hosts Backwards Night Brooks Selby anticipated eating dessert first at LOGOS Backwards Night on February 6 at Sanibel Community Church. Everyone wore their clothes backwards and they even played Simon Says backwards. Mike Ross congratulated Kate Kupsaw for being the best backward person for the evening. This mid-week family program happens each Wednesday at the church from continued on page 18 Diane Bish Moeller guitar and cello duo Brooks Selby Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy & Pilates Phone # 239-395-5858 7am-9pm 7 days a week (Summer hours vary) 239-395-1919 Administrative Of ces & Classrooms Phone # 239-472-9700 Conveniently located on Periwinkle Way across from Sanibel Community Park Conveniently located on Periwinkle Way across from Sanibel Community Park


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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 201316 ADLER-DIETTEJohn and Elaine Adler of Sanibel announced the engagement of their eldest daughter Caroline Wainwright Adler to Christopher Perry Diette, son of Dr. Kevin and Susan Diette of Woodbridge, Connecticut. Raised on Sanibel, Carly attended Sanibel Elementary School, Canterbury Middle School and Bishop Verot High School. A 2008 graduate of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Adler is a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy stationed in San Diego, California. Diette is also a 2008 graduate of Vanderbilt University and is employed as a Senior Market Analyst with the Petco Corporation in San Diego, California. The couple met in 2006 while attending Vanderbilt and after graduation the relationship continued to blossom despite long distances and Lieutenant. Adlers two lengthy deployments aboard destroyers to the Middle East and the South Pacific. An August 2013 wedding is planned in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts at the same church and officiated by the same minister as the brides parents wedding 29 years ago. ENGAGEMENT (239) 472-1111 (239) 472-1111 2330 Palm Ridge Rd. 2330 Palm Ridge Rd. Across from CVS Across from CVS SanBeautys@aol.com SanBeautys@aol.com www.SanibelBeautySalon.net www.SanibelBeautySalon.netSanibel Beauty Salon Happy Birthday Happy Birthday Captain Joe Banta! Captain Joe Banta! We all Love You! We all Love You! St. Isabel Womens Guild Collects Shoes For Disadvantaged ChildrenThrough the month of January, St. Isabel Womens Guild collected new sneakers for Laces of Love, a charitable foundation dedicated to giving new shoes (especially sneakers) to low income and disadvantaged children in Lee and Collier counties. Parishioners donated 75 pairs of sneakers and over $300 to be given to the foundation.For more information about Laces of Love, visit vvvvw.lacesoflove.org or call 591-1172. Guild member Margaret Curtin, guild president Arline Ford, and guild member Brenda Segura with some of the shoes collected for Laces of Love 10 Cane Rum TASTINGFriday, February 15 3-5 p.m. No need to leave the island... it's all right here!Bailey's Shopping Center (just right of the hardware store) Corner of Periwinkle and Tarpon Bay 472-1682Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m. 9 p.m. Sun. noon 7 p.m.Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio 750 ml. $22.99 Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 750 ml. $15.99 J. Lohr Cabernet 750 ml. Reg. $16.99 SALE $12.99 BV Coastal Estates Pinot Noir 750 ml. $9.99 DISARONNO Amaretto 750 ml. Reg. $29.99 SALE $27.99 Gordons Gin or Vodka 1.75 ltr. $17.99 Tanqueray Gin 750 ml. $20.99Johnnie Walker Red Label Scotch 750 ml. $20.99THEYour One-Stop for WINE SPIRITS LIQUEURS CIGARS GIFT ITEMS YourOne-Stopfor GROG SHOP 799 Walk-in HumidorGreat Selection of Cigars and Accessories Happy Happy Valentines Valentines Day! Day! 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Daily www.threecraftyladies.com Make It & Take It Bead Bracelet Every Thursday $4.75Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! Tropical Fabrics Tropical Fabrics Novelty Yarn Novelty Yarn Quilting Quilting Notions Notions Beads Beads Scrapbook Papers Scrapbook Papers Childrens Crafts Childrens Crafts Art Supplies Art Supplies Shell Crafts Shell Crafts Gifts Gifts Find us on Tahitian Gardens, Sanibel 239-395-5353www.SynergySportswear.com To advertise in The Island Sun call 395-1213


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18 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013 resort wear | cruise wear beach wedding wear Europe vacation wear 239.437.4555Sunny Florida Clothing complimentary wine room in the shopFrom page 14Backwards Night3:30 to 7 p.m. for kids who are 3 years old through fifth grade. Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way (next to Jerrys Market). Call Kathy at 472-2684 for further information. Transistions In LifeA six-week course at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ will explore the Transitions in Life. Discussion groups each week will focus on the turning point in ones life, losses, new beginnings and finding meaning in our lives. The course will begin on February 21 and will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. weekly in Heron Hall. The church is at 2050 Periwinkle Way. For reservations call the church office at 472-0497. 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 Services every Sunday 11 a.m. 11580 Chapin Lane on Captiva. 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:8 a.m. Traditional Service with Communion9 a.m. Contemporary Service with Kids Church10:45 a.m. Adult and Youth Sunday School classes; 11 a.m. Traditional Service with Choir. Childcare available at all services. SANIBEL CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: 2050 Periwinkle Way 472-0497 The Rev. Dr. John H. Danner, Sr. Pastor. The Rev. Deborah Kunkel, Associate Pastor Sunday Worship Services: 7:45 a.m. Chapel Service, 9 and 11 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., Fri. 8:30 a.m. Communion Service Mon. and Tues. 8:30 a.m. Confession first Saturday of the month 9 a.m. by appointment. Holy Days 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-gr.5) at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Potluck Supper 1st Wed. of the month 5:30 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. Lenten StudiesThe Captiva Chapel-By-The-Sea will have Lenten Studies every Wednesday from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Chapel Yard during Lent. Studies will focus on questions of faith such as: What must I believe and how? What is the role of Jesus? What is Easter? Original Sin? All are welcome to attend. For more information, call Pastor Tom Nyman at 651-747-7504 or 472-1646. Mike Ross and Kate Kupsaw Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


19 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013Wonders Of Wildlife ScheduleThe Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) will be offering daily Wonders Of Wildlife presentations at its Healing Winds Visitor Education Center. All presentations begin at 11 a.m., and a $5 donation is requested. There is no charge for members or children 12 and under. Admission includes the opportunity to explore CROWs interactive visitor education center both before and after the presentation. The weeks schedule is as follows: Friday, February 15 Animal Ambassador: Meet Trouper Lee Trouper, the blind raccoon, was saved by volunteer Dot Lee over three years ago. Come out and listen as she and author Kyle Miller tell Troupers story from the time of his head injury to becoming a certified ambassador for education. Saturday, February 16 Owls of Southwest Florida There are five owl species native to Southwest Florida. Staff member Rachel Rainbolt will teach you about each species, their hearing/sight adaptations and how CROWs medical staff treats and rehabilitates our patients at the hospital. Tuesday, February 19 Animal Ambassador: Coexisting with Reptiles The state of Florida is home to 142 native species of amphibians and reptiles. Come out and listen to ranger Mike Hammond as he teaches us how to live with our cold-blooded neighbors located in Lee County. Wednesday, February 20 Rescue and Release: A History of CROWs Patients With his 13-year history of rescues, releases and patient support, volunteer Denny Toll will give you an insight of CROWs efforts to save wildlife in addition to tips on how you can save wildlife in the community. Thursday, February 21 Clinical Rounds CROW operates educational externship and fellowship programs for undergraduate natural sciences and veterinary medicine students. Come and listen to Dr. Helen Ingraham as she teaches you what patients are currently in the hospital and how our students learn to treat over 4,000 patients a year. For more information, visit www.crowclinic.org or call 472-3644. CROW is located at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Virginia opossum with baby Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road239.395.1464 Sanibel Island follow us on Thur., 2.14.2013 Wed., 2.20.2013 1999Assorted Orchids CrystalWater24/16.9 oz. Bottles 399 ea. Checkout our new section!organic unforgettable make Valentines Day fruits & vegetable599ea. Jerrys Cuban Panini JerrysChicken Dinner8 Piece Fried Chicken, Your Choice of 2 Sides: Cole Slaw, Po tato S alad, or Macaroni Salad1499 TropicanaOrange JuiceSelected Varieties, 59 oz. 449


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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 201322 Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellJust a few more days before the gate is open for the SanibelCaptiva Rotary Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday, February 15 and Sunday, February 16. Most of your favorite artist and craftsmen are back and this year are joined by new and exciting vendors. Gates open 10 a.m. to 5p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.The Rotary apparel booth will be selling 2013 collectors T-shirts designed by artist Ikki Masumoto. Many of our Rotary fair artists and craftsmen could be considered genuine entrepreneurs. Which segues to Rotarys guest speaker recently, Karl Gibbons, chairman of the Entrepreneur Society of Naples (ESON), a 501(C)3 not-for-profit, community-based business to business organization dedicated to the education, mentoring and development of entrepreneurs. America has always been the land of entrepreneurs with over half a million new businesses being created every month, Gibbons said. That means a huge section of Americans are leaving the traditional job route and doing something completely different and challenging and learning what it means to be successful. Gibbons has walked the walk. He is a graduate of Stafford University, England, where he majored in fashion design. After graduating, his career included roles inside international brands including Lerose, Miss Selfridge, Prestat Chocolates and W. Bill. After a few years of corporate life he decided that running his own business was the only way forward for him. A serial entrepreneur, he created four multi-million dollar businesses by the age of 40 including Tie Rack, Flash Trash, Theodores Bear Emporium and Classic Collections. He founded Third Eye Management in England in 1988 with his mentoring services directed from startup businesses to royal charities. He now lives in Naples and became a U.S. citizen in 2008. A motivational speaker and business adviser, he has documented and shared his principles and insights on management and leadership with thousands of people around the globe. He serves on the advisory board of the Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University, sits on the board of the Edison Inventors Association, and is chairman of the Entrepreneur Society of Naples. ESON members are encouraged by successful entrepreneurs who coach and mentoring newly-minted business owners. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at Bistro At Beachview, 1100 Par View Drive. If you have any questions regarding Rotary, e-mail Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club president, John Grey at John@ JohnGreyPainting.com or president-elect, Scot Congress, at Scot@scongress.com. Karl GibbonsFrom page 20SCCF ProgramsSCCF preserved lands again this year? Cost of the program is $5 per adult, with SCCF members and children admitted free. Take a guided walk or visit the butterfly house following the program.Alien InvasionMore than 500 fish and wildlife species, 1,180 plant species and who knows how many insects that are not native now live and multiply in Florida were introduced by humans. Some like the pythons in the Everglades are having devastating effects. Come and learn about the species that make up Sanibel and Captivas Alien Invasion on Wednesday, February 20 at 10 a.m. in the SCCF Nature Center. Cost is $5 per adult, with SCCF members and children admitted free. Call 472-2329 or visit www.sccf.org for more information on these programs, unless otherwise indicated. The SCCF Nature Center is located at 3333 SanibelCaptiva Road. Nile monitor lizard NEW ENGLAND SEAFOOD HOUSEFLORIDA STYLECelebrate Valentines Day with us!Special Selections including champagne and dessertNow Open for Lunch 11-4 M-SMaine Lobster Roll Seafood Selections Over Stu ed Sandwiches SaladsBurgersEarly Dining Specials 4-5:30 M-S from $11Full Dinner Menu 4-9:30 7 days Dine In or out on Patio 472-8818 Reservations Accepted Walk Ins Welcome 2430 Periwinkle Way across from Baileys PlazaKids menu Carry Out www.windjammer-sanibel.com for full menu IN THE BAILEYS CENTER OPEN EVERYDAY 11am 9pm INDOOR & OUTDOOR SEATING FREE TASTER CONES ZebraFrozenYogurt.com


23 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013 Lecture On Secret Lives Of Snowy PloversExperts with the Snowy Plover Project at Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) will share their stories and findings at J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Friday, February 22, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Ding Darling Education Center. Claudia Burns and Joel Caouette will cooperatively present Secret Lives of Snowy Plovers. Burns has volunteered for the SCCF project since its inception in 2002. She and other volunteers help biologist Caouette, SCCFS shorebird monitoring coordinator, and his interns search the beach for snowy plover nests so the interns can stake off the nests and collect data. The birds, which are listed as threatened in the state of Florida, nest on island beaches mid-February to late August. Caouette, a 2008 graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a bachelors degrees in Wildlife Conservation Biology, came to SCCF as a technician to work on the project in 2009 and returned in 2010. I was hired in the fall of as a fulltime staffer, he said. My responsibilities include coordinating SCCFs shorebird monitoring program with support from SCCF volunteers as well as the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge and the continued on page 34 Snowy plover with chick photo by Heather Porter VALENTIN ES WEEKENDis for Lovers and forOYSTERS!$1.00 Oysters All Night Long! ursday Feb. 14 through Sunday Feb. 17 at the Oyster Bar!703 Tarpon Bay Rd Sanibel Island (239) 472-HIKEOpen 7 Days 4 PM Fish Mkt. open 11 AM Full Liquor License e Raw Bar Now Open 7 Days!Oysters Clams Shrimp Stone Crab Claws Clam Chowder Crab Bisque Seafood Gumbo btnfrtt tft Waverunners-Parasailing-Yamaha Scooters-Bicycles-Beach Chairs & Umbrellas-Sailboats Skimboards-SUPs-Golf Carts-Banana Boat Rides-Scoot Coupes-Cayo Costa WR Tours YOLO Watersports, Inc. btnfrrbrbt rf r!f" rf r#$"!f"


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25 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013 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 Museum Becomes Focal Point For New Hampshire Homeschool Family The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum recently became a central focus for one family visiting the area from New Hampshire. The Markert family, which includes four boys ranging from four to 10 years in age, are all homeschooled by their mother, Julie. As a part of the curriculum for 2013 the boys are studying the ocean they came to the museum on a Sunday afternoon to introduce the boys to mollusks and shells through the exhibitions and videos in the educational institution. Monday morning, museum officials learned the family wanted to come back to the Great Hall of Shells, since they had found the exhibitions so relevant and useful to the boys education. The museum waived the admission fee once they joined and that $100 family membership provides them access to close to 800 museums in the North American Reciprocal Museum Program (NARM), a national network of museums. The Edison & Ford Winter Estates is a participating organization in NARM, so Julie was quick to join so they could also visit the Edison & Ford for free. Once they joined, the family received a free bag of Sanibel shells as a welcome to new members. This is a new initiative of the museum, supported by collection volunteer Leroy Neitzel, who donated the shells from his personal collection. After spending close to two full days in the museum, the boys could not get enough of shells and shelling on Sanibel. The family joined Dorothy Dotty DeVasure the following morning for the museums free beach walk (every last Tuesday of the month). They spent another two hours in the hands-on experience with DeVasure. They were thrilled with the experience and found many specimens for their new museum shell bag. The family returned to the museum a third time the following day to thank the staff for the educational information and experiences and were surprised when they went behind-the-scenes to tour the museums second floor. The group was introduced to the museum director, Dr. Jos H. Leal, and two of the collection volunteers, Leroy Neitzel and Hal Pilcher. They gave the boys an overview of the museum collection and the work that they do for the museum. The Markerts will not only return when they visit the area next year, but plan to tell their family and friends about their experience on Sanibel. Museum volunteer Hal Pilcher demonstrates how the museum identifies, stores and manages the collection during the Markert familys behind-the-scenes visit The Markert family: Matthew (4), Aaron (6), Kadin (8) and Noah (10) with their mother, Julie, and father, Albert


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 201326 Sheepshead May Be Lowly But Its Tasty, Plentifulby Capt. Matt MitchellThe week started off on the cold side but quickly warmed back up to our above normal winter temperatures. Big minus low tides first thing in the morning made for my favorite winter time fishing setup. Sheepshead were my main target this week, and finding good numbers of them close to home made for good action without having to go too far. All around the southern end of the sound, just about every mangrove creek held lots of sheepshead. Just find a creek over three feet deep with hard shell or oyster bottom. Spotting the schools of sheepshead in the clear water made for some great sightfishing. In one creek, I could see the schools coming down the shallow mangrove mouth and setting up in the deeper water. Schools of up to 50 at a time made their way into the deeper water. Chunks of fresh shrimp fished on a long-shank #2 hook with a small split shot is my rig of choice for this species. Use just enough weight to get to the bottom. Quite often while targeting the sheepshead, though, you will hook into another species such as redfish, black drum, trout and even a snook or two. One spot I have been fishing on the right set-up on Chino Island has had some real giant sheepshead on it, along with a few unknown freight trains we simply have not been able to turn away from the trees. One of the great things about fishing this time of year is you never really know what variety or how big that next fish will be. On several trips this week to the Buck Key area, I got on a non-stop redfish bite. Though most of our winter redfish are on the small side with pretty blue tails, if you catch enough you will manage a few keepers in the mix along with a few black drum. On the west side of Buck Key during periods of west wind and higher tides, I got on a wide open redfish bite which made for 30-plus reds in just over an hour. Targeting the sand holes just out from the trees with a live shrimp bounced across the bottom caught the biggest ones in the 23-inch range. The big redfish of the week came while sheepshead fishing in creeks around St. James City and was just short of 27 inches. During calm or light wind days, trout fishing out on the flats was on fire. Nine out of 10 fish were under the 15-inch minimum but if you want to catch a fish almost every cast, this was hard to beat. Flats from Wulfert Keys to Tarpon Bay in three to four feet of water all held good numbers of trout along with ladyfish and a few pompano in the mix. Simply drift over the mixed up grass and sand bottom and once you start catching fish, drop the anchor and enjoy. These trout can be fished for in a variety of ways, including soft plastic jigs or a live shrimp popping cork rig. With so many of my visiting anglers this time of year wanting to take home a tasty fresh fish dinner after a trip, sheepshead are a great option. Not only are they a firm and mild fish to eat, they are hard fighting on light tackle, plentiful and feed well even during our coldest periods when not much else will. Another bonus of our winter sheepshead fishery is it sure takes a lot of pressure off other more glamorous species like the redfish and trout, which dont come close to being as good to eat as the often-considered lowly sheepshead.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. 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. 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27 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013 CROW Case Of The Week: Virginia Opossumby Patricia MolloyAs North Americas only native marsupial, the Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana) is a nocturnal omnivore. The trademark marsupium, or pouch, develops on the abdomen of the female and is where litters of baby opossums will spend the first two months of their lives nursing and growing. As one of the oldest mammals on Earth, the opossum has survived for at least 70 million years. Despite popular belief, opossums do not hang from their tails while sleeping; their tails are not strong enough to support them for extended periods of time. On the other hand, playing possum is not a myth. When threatened, an opossum will roll over and pretend to be dead in order to trick a predator. The comatose is an involuntary defense mechanism that can last for up to four hours. While brilliantly effective in most cases, it can inadvertently make the marsupial more vulnerable to skeptical predators. CROW is currently caring for an adult female opossum (#0093) which was admitted to the wildlife clinic after being hit by a car. After examinations and radiographs, it was evident that she had suffered multiple injuries, including two skull fractures. The patient has endured three surgeries by the specialized vets, which have proven to be life-saving. Fortunately, her neurological signs are fine, said Dr. Heather. Shes bright and alert and eats well, but we are having difficulty keeping her from infecting her surgical sites despite the fact that we clean her cage daily, over and over again. Shes been through a lot, but is doing really well. We hope to release her soon, said Dr. Aundria. Successful care-and-release cases are always satisfying for the team at CROW, but opossum releases can also be cause for a little comic relief. Upon return to a release site, an opossum will often leave its travel carrier and immediately play dead. At times like these, a staff member will patiently wait at a safe distance to ensure that the patient eventually stands and safely begins its journey home. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: www.crowclinic.org. Dr. Helen Ingraham administering eye drops to an adult Virginia opossum while the patient is carefully held by Jordan Donini Were Seafood Savvy, are you? Seafood Savvy is an initiative of the Sanibel-Captiva Chapter of START, supported by funds raised from our San-Cap Cracker Fest. LOCAL SEAFOOD SAVVY RETAILERS: Baileys General Store Doc Fords Rum Bar and Grille George and Wendys Sanibel Seafood Grille Lighthouse Caf Sweet Melissas Cafe The Island Cow The Sanibel Caf The Timbers Restaurant and Fish Market Traders Cafe and StoreWant to be Seafood Savvy? Heres how you can help: Visit Seafood Savvy Restaurants and Markets. Ask your server or counter person for sustainable choices. Visit SeafoodSavvy.org and see the initiatives that are being taken to protect our oceans. Use a Seafood Watch mobile app when you are shopping or dining out. (Apps are available for iTunes and Android Market) There are plenty of sh in the ocean You may think so, but the reality is that our oceans are being of tomorrows seafood. the future by educating everyone about Ocean-friendly seafood.


28 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013 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... From page 1Hawk Lecturesector as a research biologist in the Big Cypress National Preserve and Everglades National Park. His hope is that the demographics and migration information he is collecting will help explain the activities for species not previously thoroughly studied like the short-tailed hawks and crested caracara. The crested caracara is a resident of Cuba, Peru, the Amazon in Brazil, Central America, Mexico and Florida, where it is considered threatened. The state of Florida is home to a relict population of Northern caracaras that dates to the last glacial period. At that time Florida and the rest of the Gulf Coat was covered in an oak savanna. This is a bird of open and semi-open country. With broad wings and long tailed, it has long legs and often walks on the ground. The adult black body, wings, crest and crown are in stark contrast to the white neck, tail and wing patches. The bill is thick, grey and hooked and the legs are yellow. The bird is 19-23 inches long and has a four foot wingspan and weighs 1.8 to 2.9 lbs. In contrast, the short-tailed hawk is shorter at 15-18 and has a wingspan of 31-41 and considerably lighter at 12 to 22 oz. Both birds are found in the same locations which includes South Florida. Both species build massive stick nests. This is the eighth of nine SanibelCaptiva Audubon Society lectures which are held on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. As always, all are welcome to attend. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and parking is available at The Community House as well as across Periwinkle Way in the Herb Strauss Theater parking area. A $5 donation is appreciated, with proceeds after costs being used to promote conservation on Sanibel and in Florida. For more information, call Elaine Jacobson at 395-1878 or visit www.san-capaudubon.org. Sanibel Captiva Orchid SocietyDramatic Dendrobiums will be the topic of the Monday, February 18 meeting of the Sanibel Captiva Orchid Society. Jim Roberts, owner of Florida SunCoast Orchids in Myakka City, will be the guest speaker. The meeting will take place at 1:30 p.m. at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 2304 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Orchid novices are encouraged to come to the meeting at 1 p.m. to hear a member of the Orchid Society talk about the fundamentals of orchid growing. Participants are encouraged to come early to purchase orchids or to do so during intermission. Anyone with questions or an ill orchid that needs diagnosis can bring their plants to the meeting during Show and Tell. Also, Orchid Society members are invited to participate in a monthly show. Ribbons are awarded for best Hybrid and best Species Orchids. Members and guests are also invited to participate in a monthly orchid raffle. Orchid Society annual membership is $20. Guests may attend the meeting for $4. Call Nannette Lehr at 395-3327 with any questions. Dr. Meyer displays the wingspan of the bird Bowmans Beach Bird WalkThe next Sanibel-Captiva Audubon bird walk will be held on Saturday, February 16 at Bowmans Beach. Participants will meet just before the wooden bridge to the beach at 8 a.m. Non-resident parking is $2 per hour. These bird walks are open to the public and all levels of experience. A suggested donation is $2. Call Hugh Verry at 395-3798 for more details. Forsters tern


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30 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013 Plant SmartSour Orangeby Gerri ReavesSour orange (Citrus aurantium) is said to have been introduced to Florida centuries ago by the Spanish in St. Augustine. Native to Southeast Asia, the species is also called Seville orange and bittersweet orange. The plant has become naturalized in Florida, meaning that this non-native species sustains itself without cultivation. It is found in the wilds in disturbed areas, shell mounds and Everglades hammocks near Indian sites. Reaching around 20 feet in height with a rounded compact crown, this evergreen tree is grown as an attractive landscape plant too. This species many names reflect the still not completely understood genetics of the numerous citrus hybrids and varieties, for example, the Bergamot (Citrus aurantium, var. bergamia), which vary greatly in palatability. Pictured here is the Shaddock pomelo, so named for an English sea captain who introduced the seed to the West Indies. The highly fragrant white flowers of sour orange are about an inch across and bloom in spring. Five petals surround a tuft of as many as 24 yellow stamens. The fruits interior varies from yellow to orange or red and is very acidic. The rind is thick and bitter, the oval seeds are white. When the round fruit matures, the center becomes hollow. Elliptical to ovate leaves measure three to five inches long. The bark is grayish and thorned. Although high acidity often renders the fruit unpalatable, the juice can be used for seasoning, making orangeade loaded with vitamin C or flavoring a variety of products from candy and perfume to liqueurs. The peel and pulp are used in marmalades. The tree has medicinal uses for a variety of ailments. The wood is used in cabinetry and, in Cuba, for making baseball bats. Other somewhat bizarre uses for the tree include cleaning floors, laundering clothes and even shampooing hair, since the crushed fruit and leaves lather in water. Sources: National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida, Wild Plants for Survival in South Florida by Julia F. Morton, www.discoverlife.org, and experiencefestival.com. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. The sour oranges fragrant flowers provide nectar for bees photo by Gerri Reaves To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Lunch & Dinner 11 am 9:30 pm 239-472-0223 great food good timesLocated in the Forever Green Shops, Cips Place, is nestled in one of the islands most gorgeous landscape settings. Choose between our outdoor garden patio or front porch. Indoor seating and full bar are also available. We cant wait to See Ya at Cips!Jean Le Boeuf food PLACEIsland RestaurantFull Bar Happy Hour 4-6 pm Kids Menu Valentines Day Treat your sweetheart to lunch or dinner in the garden or on the porch. Call 239-472-0223 for reservations.


31 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013 Sharks Caught START To Sponsor Expert Panel On Red TideWhats up with all the dead fish that sometimes wash up along Sanibels beaches? What is red tide and how might it affect your family? To give answers to these questions and more, there will be a free public panel about red tide, hosted by the local chapter of START Solutions To Avoid Red Tide, a statewide environmental organization on Wednesday, February 27 at 7 p.m. at The Community House. START is collaborating with Sanibel Sea School, SCCF, Mote Marine Lab and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to bring together a panel of experts on the biology and ecosystem effects of red tide, a harmful algal bloom made up of microscopic, toxic marine phytoplankton. Speakers will include Dr. Barb Kirkpatrick, manager for the Environmental Health Program and senior scientist at Mote Marine Lab, whose research centers around human respiratory effects of Florida red tide; Dr. Alina Corcoran, the Harmful Algal Bloom Program leader at FWC; Dr. Rick Bartleson, research scientist at the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation; and Dr. Bruce Neill, executive director of Sanibel Sea School and president of the Sanibel-Captiva chapter of START. The scientists will summarize research findings on red tide algal blooms, explain how red tide impacts human and ecosystem health, discuss current monitoring efforts, and answer questions from the public. The Community House is located at 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Fishing for sandbar sharks has been pretty consistent lately, and with the cooler water temperatures, they seem to be inshore almost every night. Usually ranging in the fiveto seven-foot range, they give a great fight and can take up to an hour to land. Big baits fished behind a few feet a wire leader seem to be the ticket here, with live or dead mullet, jacks, ladyfish or Spanish mackerel being the best choices. Setting up almost anywhere along Sanibels gulf beaches can be productive, with Blind Pass and Beach Access 7 being some of the hot spots. These sharks have no problem stripping off 300 yards of line, so make sure you have plenty on your reel. Getting your baits out 100 yards or so can be an advantage, so you may want to bring a kayak and paddle them out. Be careful and have fun! This information was provided by Elliot Sudal and Cliff Ivers. Some of the many sharks caught by Elliot Sudal and Cliff Ivers ZAGAT ZAGAT.COM R ated by : Fish Tacos! Ft. Myers BEach : March 21ST a r c h 2 1 S TBook Signing Event!Meet The Author!Details Online12-2pm & 4-6pm Sanibel : March 2ND & 3RD Young Artists CompetitionThe 47th annual Jillian Prescott Music Awards sponsored by The Southwest Florida Symphony and Society will showcase the areas young stars on Saturday, March 2. The competition is a scholarship opportunity for instrumental and vocalist students. Disciplines include keyboard, strings, woodwinds/brass, percussion and voice and auditions take place at Florida Gulf Coast University, Bower School of Music, 10501 FGCU Boulevard South, Fort Myers from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The competition is two-tiered: the youth category is for high school and younger (age 12 to 17) and young adult is for ages 17 to 22. The prize money, consisting of $200 for youth and $400 for young adult, will be awarded for future musical study. An overall winner in each age category will win $500. One of the first place winners will be awarded $1,800 and perform with the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra during the 2013-14 season, with music to be mutually agreed by the conductor and winner. Additional awards will be given to upand-coming young stars. A pre-competition continental breakfast on Saturday March, 2 at 8:30 a.m. costs $5.For more information, contact Pamela Simon in the symphony office at 418-0996.


32 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013 Ding Darling Film Series To ContinueDing Darling Refuges inaugural eight-week Film Series continues on Wednesday, February 20 at 2:30 p.m. with the documentary The End of the Line, which delves beyond the surface of the seas to reveal a troubling truth beneath: an ocean increasingly empty of fish, destroyed by decades of over-exploitation. The first major feature documentary film revealing the impact of overfishing on our oceans, The End of the Line had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in the World Cinema Documentary Competition. In the film, viewers see first-hand the effects of a global love affair with fish as food. It examines the imminent extinction of bluefin tuna, brought on by increasing western demand for sushi; the impact on marine life resulting in huge overpopulations of jellyfish; and the profound implications of a future world with no fish to feed the masses. Filmed over two years, The End of the Line follows investigative reporter Charles Clover as he confronts politicians and celebrity restaurateurs who exhibit little regard for the damage they are doing to the oceans. Filmed across the world from the Straits of Gibraltar to the coasts of Senegal and Alaska to the Tokyo fish market it features top scientists, indigenous fishermen and fisheries enforcement officials. The End of the Line is a wake-up call to the world. Scientists predict that if we continue fishing as we are now, we will see the end of most seafood by 2048. Admission is free to the film, which is sponsored by the Sanctuary Golf Club of Sanibel Island and Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS). Seating is limited and available on a firstcome basis. Future film events are listed below. All films begin at 2:30 p.m. in the Ding Darling Education Center, except where noted. For more information about the Film Series, call 472-1100 or visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org/films. Upcoming Ding Darling Film Series Events: February 20 End of the Line February 27 Central Park Effect (Special evening presentation with filmmaker Jeffrey Kimball at 7 p.m.) March 6 Americas Darling: The Story of Jay N. Ding Darling March 20 Addicted to Plastic April 3 Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition For more information visit www. dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566 or director@dingdarlingsociety.org. End of the Line serves up the dire future of food fish Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine Casual Beachfront Dining with Live Entertainment Open for Dinner From 5 p.m. until Late 3111 West Gulf Drive Sanibel, FL 33957 Call (239)472-4559 or visit www.TraditionsOnTheBeach.com Specializing in weddings, private parties and corporate events Opening on Sundays Feb. 10th Prime Rib & Prime Jazz Prime Rib & Prime Jazz Prime Rib & Prime Jazz Every Wednesday Night! Every Wednesday Night! Every Wednesday Night! BREAKFAST LUNCH DINNER 2761 West Gulf Drive472-0305Open 8 AM 9 PM Reservations Accepted Major Credit Cards Full LiquorHappy Hour in the Lounge 4-6 PM Everyday Conservation Forum RescheduledThe Conservation Forum, originally scheduled for February 19, has been rescheduled for March 19, to be held at The Sundial Beach Resort and Spa, 1451 Middle Gulf Drive. This is the fifth year that the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) and the Everglades Foundation are presenting the Conservation Forum, focusing on water quality issues related to the Everglades and the Caloosahatchee. Registration is not required. The program is free and begins at 7 p.m. followed by a book signing and reception; refreshments will be served. This years program, Valuing Nature: From the Everglades to the islands of Sanibel and Captiva, will feature author and economist Dr. Richard Weisskoff, University of Miami; Eric Eikenberg, CEO of the Everglades Foundation; and Rae Ann Wessel, natural resource policy director, SCCF. Dr. Richard Weisskoff is an Associate Professor of Economics in the Department of International Studies at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, and author of The Economics of Everglades Restoration: Missing Pieces in the Future of South Florida He spoke to a capacity crowd in the Nature Center in December, with a talk focusing on the economic benefits of the environment with a special case study presentation about Estero Bay. He is currently working on a project to evaluate the economic benefits of Sanibel, Captiva and the greater Pine Island Sound ecosystem. Kathy Gagnon of Northampton, Massachusetts found a horse conch on West Gulf Drive. Gagnon said it rolled in 3:30 p.m. on January 31. Shell Found Kathy Gagnon


33 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013 76th Annual Sanibel Shell Festival Raffle Tickets On SaleFor a donation of $5 each or 3 for $10, raffle tickets are being sold and the items are on display at The Community House. Tickets can be purchased between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The drawing will be held on Saturday, March 9 at 3 p.m. You do not need to be present to win. The raffle items are: The Flower Garden A 10 Sailors Valentine created by award-winning artist Brandy Llewellyn, in a box made by another well-known Sanibel artist, Bill Jordan. Valued at $3,200. Miniature Flower Tree A creation of over 300 shell flowers by three-time Gertrude A. Ford, Best Miniature Flower Arrangement-Hobbyist, award winner Dorothy Harper. Valued at $1,000. Tween Waters Inn One week vacation for two on Captiva Island. Valued at $1,000. Some restrictions may apply. Sterling Silver Shell Bracelet and Cockle Shell Earrings A Sealife by Congress inspired by the shells found on Sanibel Island. Donated by Congress Jewelers. Valued at $565. Shell Floor Lamp Five feet tall and filled with shells of the world, topped with a shade. Donated by She Sells Sea Shells. Valued at $400. For more information visit www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net, call 472-2155 or visit The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. Shell Fair Embarks On Next 75 YearsLast year the Sanibel Shell Fair and Shell Show event marked its 75th anniversary with a month-long celebration of shell-collecting history, attracting national attention. This year the event returns on March 7-9 to begin its next 75 years under a new banner, The Sanibel Shell Festival. At the festival visitors will find world-class, prize-winning shell specimens on display, educational exhibits, plus an array of intricately made shell art and crafts. In addition, there will be an array of treasures from the sea to take home as gifts or souvenirs. The festival will be held at The Community House and hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free for the outdoor shell area and there is a $5 donation to enter the indoor shell show. Parking is free and food and beverages will be available. Tickets for the Shell Fair Raffle, a chance to win some unique and valuable shellthemed items, are $5 each or three for $10, available at The Community House or at the Shell Festival. The drawing will be held on Saturday, March 9, and you need not be present to win. Proceeds go towards the maintenance of The Community House. For more information visit www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net, call 472-2155 or visit The Community House at 2173 Periwinkle Way. Attendees at last years Sanibel Shell Fair Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com Call Ahead 239472-0303Seating At Breakfast & Lunch RESERVATIONS FOR DINNER362 PERIWINKLE WAY Lighthouse Caf Lighthouse Caf Worlds Best Breakfast Worlds Best Breakfast SERVING DINNERfrom Dec 15 thru AprilDAILY FRESH FISH INCLUDING:GROUPER, AHI TUNA, SALMON, SNAPPER, TRIPLE TAIL, COBIA & TILAPIA SERVED...ENJOY FRESH FISH CRUSTED WITH ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:Potato-Onion-Parmesan Crusted, Garlic-Parmesan Crusted, Blue Crab Crusted, Butternut-Garlic Crusted, Sweet Potato CrustedTRY A CRUSTED FISH OVER A BIG SALADBurgers, Ribs, Chicken, Steak & Pasta Caesar Salads Beer & Wine List!Breakfast & LunchEveryday 7 a.m. 3 p.m.Dinner 5 pm 9 pm


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 201334 Weeds And SeedsLove Native Plants? Explore with Weeds and Seeds. Weeds and Seeds is a group of amateur botanists who enjoy finding and identifying native plants on Sanibel. Every Monday morning, we gather on the porch of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF), at 8:45 a.m. Our walks, lasting for two hours, are guided by a leader with a plant list. Destination habitats include beach, mangroves and wetlands, as well as dryer inland areas. The walks are free but donations for SCCF are welcome; also, you may need parking money. Please bring a hat, water, sun-block and comfortable enclosed shoes with socks. For more information call Candice Ethridge at 3959498. Island native, dune sunflower New York CityFine Italian Cuisine FINE ITALIAN CUISINEIL TESORO RISTORANTEinspired by Island Fare in a bistro style Fresh ingredients, simplicity, love... the recipe for a treasured dining experience Chef/Owner AJ Black751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL Reservations Suggested www.iltesoro.net 239-395-4022 SUNSET DINING Buy One Entree And Get The Second Entree 50% OFF Between 5-6pm. 18% gratuit y added before discount.Must present ad for discount. Expires 02/15/13TASTE OF THE ISLANDS IRON CHEF WINNERVOTED BEST CHEFBEST OF THE ISLANDS AWARD FWC Plans To Conserve 23 Native SpeciesThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) just posted draft action plans to conserve 23 species of native wildlife and wants the public to weigh in by reviewing them online. Those reading the plans for animals familiar and not so familiar such as the osprey, Everglades mink, Pine Barrens treefrog and reddish egret will learn about the species biological backgrounds and habitats. After reviewing the individual action plans at www.MyFWC.com/Imperiled, people can comment on what is proposed in the scientific material to conserve each animal. The comment period on these plans continues through March 13. Encouraging public and stakeholder involvement is at the heart of what the FWC is doing to conserve imperiled native wildlife, said Claire Sunquist Blunden, the FWCs stakeholder coordinator for imperiled species management planning. Please take advantage of this chance to look at our draft action plans for 23 species and tell us how they can be improved, she said. These 23 plans are a vital component of Floridas new conservation model, which first involved preparing Biological Status Reviews for imperiled species and now requires developing plans to conserve each one of them. The 23 species are the first group among 60 species that will receive draft species action plans. The remaining species action plans will be released this spring and summer. Once the action plans are revised, FWC teams will look for common themes and actions to develop Integrated Conservation Strategies. Finally, an Imperiled Species Management Plan will be developed that ties together the action plans for each of 60 species, addressing the commonalities of whats necessary to conserve all the wildlife represented in the plan. The 23 draft species action plans include 11 bird species (Wakulla seaside sparrow, Scotts seaside sparrow, Worthingtons marsh wren, Marians marsh wren, reddish egret, little blue heron, roseate spoonbill, tricolored heron, snowy egret, white ibis and osprey in Monroe County); five fish species (blackmouth shiner, Southeastern tessellated darter, bluenose shiner, harlequin darter and Lake Eustis pupfish); four mammals (Everglades mink, Sanibel island rice rat, Homosassa shrew and Eastern chipmunk); two reptiles (Barbours map turtle and Suwannee cooter); and one amphibian (Pine Barrens treefrog). For more information and to see the 23 plans and comment on them, go to www.MyFWC.com/Imperiled and select species categories under Your opportunity to participate. From page 23Snowy PloversCity of Sanibel. Outside of shorebird season I turn my attention inward on the island and focus my efforts to monitor wildlife such as freshwater fish and invertebrates, bald eagles, gopher tortoises, and small mammals, and conducting vegetation surveys. Admission is free to the lecture, which is sponsored by Shell Point Retirement Community and Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS), as part of its 11-week Friday Lecture Series. Seating is limited and available on a first-come basis. Future events are listed below; all include two presentations, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. As usual, Wildlife Drive is closed on Friday, but visitors are welcome to go to the free education center and the recreational opportunities at Tarpon Bay Explorers, the refuges official concessionaire located at its Tarpon Bay Recreation Area. For more information on the lecture series, call 472-1100 ext. 241 or visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org/lectures. Upcoming lectures: March 1*: Don and Lillian Stokes, authors of The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America March 8*: Tonya Clayton, author of How To Read a Florida Gulf Coast Beach March 15: Refuge Manager Paul Tritaik and Supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni Westland Refuges on the Road: China to Russia March 22*: John Yow Armchair Birder Goes Coastal: The Secret Lives of Birds on the Southeastern Coast March 29: Jeremy Conrad, refuge biologist, and Paul Ryan, fire operation and prescribed fire/fuels technician, Fire The Secret to a Healthy Eco-System April 5: Jeremy Conrad, refuge biologist, and Amanda Bryant, SCCF biologist Sea Turtles of Sanibel Book-signings will follow all starred presentations. BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island


35 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013 Courtship Of Great Blue HeronsCourtship Of Great Blue Herons, currently showing at JN Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge, is the latest photographic exhibit to be presented by locally renowned wildlife/bird photographer Sallie Rich. Photographed at a nesting site on Sanibel/ Captiva Islands, the 30 photograph series will be on display until the end of February from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day of the week. The images in this educational exhibit cover the period from the arrival of a male Great Blue Heron (Ardea Herodias) at his nest February 13 and draws to a close with his mate brooding on her eggs in early April. The photographs are spectacular for their clarity, focus and the visually complete coverage of the courtship, nest building, mating rituals and perils of life experienced by this single pair of Great Blue Herons in the course of one nesting season. Located in the Duck Stamp Auditorium (Auditorium B) within the Visitor Education and Welcome Center at the Refuge, the exhibition will remain open until the end February. Rich will speak with visitors about her photography each Sunday afternoon in February from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more information call 466-6026. photos by Sallie Rich We Proudly Brew 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Fl 33957 Ph: 239.472.0606 www.SanibelIslandCow.com 395 7 7 P P P P P h h h h: h: 2 2 2 2 2 39 39 39 39 4 4 72 0606wwwSanibelIslandCowcom aij amandasislandjewelswww. .com amandasislandjewelsAmandas Island JewelsAvailable Here & Onlinewww.AmandasIslandJewels.com Tropical Outdoor Patio Seating Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow with our Famous Stone Crabs1/2 lb & 1 lb. quantities Appetizers & Full Dinners Best Prices On The Planet Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages Come Try our Come Try our NEW NEW Cowlicious Cowlicious Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Sanibels Most Award Winning RestaurantServing Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating LIVE LIVE MUSIC MUSIC s s Always Fresh ...Always! way s! w w Always Fresh ...Always Fun! Servin A ..Always


36 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013 Shell Museum Premiers Three New InstallationsOn Tuesday, February 5, The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum hosted an opening reception for its three most recent exhibits: Raymond Burr Memorial Exhibit, Deep-sea Mollusks, and Henry Domke: Nature Photographer. Museum members and local supporters were invited to the opening, which included food from The Timbers Restaurant. Attendees also sampled four different wines from The Raymond Burr Vineyards, donated to the museum by Robert Benevides, Burrs lifetime partner and surviving owner of the winery in Napa Valley, California. The event was a warm celebration of the exhibitions; museum donors Dr. James Hartman and his wife Molly Gerlich, who sponsored the Deepsea Mollusks Exhibit, were in attendance to help spotlight the new exhibit. About The New Exhibits In early August 2012, the museum renovated the Raymond Burr Exhibit and installed the new display in the Great Hall of Shells. The exhibit, which was previously housed on the ground level, now includes three aspects of Burrs life actor/movie star, philanthropist and shell enthusiast. Burrs career as a movie star and television actor includes such memorable titles as the original 1956 Japanese film Godzilla and the classic Alfred Hitchcock film Rear Window; his television career includes such long-running hits as Perry Mason and Ironside. Raymond Burr also loved the isolated South Seas islands and in 1965 he purchased Naitamba Island in Fiji. There, he and his partner, Robert Benevides, collected shells as a relaxing hobby. Benevides recently donated a hat, cane and pocket square from his collection of memorabilia from Burrs days as Perry Mason. He also included a beautiful photograph of Burr on Naitamba and a generous number of shells from Burrs collection. All these items are on display in the new exhibit. The actor spent many hours on Sanibel as benefactor and fundraiser for the museum. As an early supporter, Raymond Burr chaired the museums first capital campaign and hosted several Dr. James A. Hartman and Molly Gerlich, sponsors for the museums recent exhibit addition, Deep-sea Mollusks, pose with museum Board President Clair Beckmann, and museum Director & Curator Dr. Jos H. Leal during the recent exhibit opening reception Museum Director and Curator Dr. Jos H. Leal poses with Ginny Flemming, who won the gift basket featuring a bottle of the Raymond Burr Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and Burrs biography Museum volunteer Genese Hessman poses with Kimberly Nealon in front of the new Domke photographs of shells from the museum collection, recently installed in the public space of the museum Corner of Periwinkle & Tarpon Bay Road in the Baileys Plaza GEORGE & WENDYS SEAFOOD GRILLE Lunch, Dinner & Late Night Menu Only All Day Happy Hour on the Island Outdoor Seating (239) 395-1263 for reservations or take-out g n g n g n g Made to Order Omelette and Waffle Station 3 Mimosas or Bloody Marys Every Wednesday Karaoke All New Ladies NightSaturdays DJ Eric Spins the Hits 9pm-Midnight 1/2 Price Drinks for Ladies g h t LIVE ENTERTAINMENTThursday, Feb 14thValentines Day w/Anthony WayneFriday, Feb 15thTrouble StartersTuesday, Feb 19thChris Coile 6-7:30 pmThursday, Feb 21stRobby HuttoNew SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH9am-1pm Live Smooth Jazz


37 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013fundraisers. The museum established The Raymond Burr Memorial Garden to recognize his pivotal role in helping to establish The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum. In late fall of 2012, the Museum installed the second of three new exhibits titled Deep-sea Mollusks. Like a scene from a science-fiction movie, recent deepsea explorations reveal many new and interesting species that are particularly well adapted to survive under super pressure and move about in total darkness. This exciting new exhibit, funded by Dr. James Hartman and his wife Molly Gerlich, provides museum visitors with an interactive and colorful look at mollusks that have adapted to life at the deepest parts of the worlds oceans. Dr. Jos H. Leal, director and curator for the museum, is particularly pleased with the videos, shells and other materials now on display in the permanent exhibit. Contributions to the exhibit include shells and didactic materials from such important institutions as Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in California, The University of Victoria in British Columbia (Canada) and Duke University in North Carolina. Deep sea exploration is an exciting new frontier for us to learn more about the variety and abundance of life forms on the bottom of the ocean floor, said Dr. Leal. I am particularly pleased with the response from our colleagues around the world who have helped the Museum exhibit by providing our visitors with the most up-to-date information, shells and videos from the deep sea. Museum visitors learn about the life of mollusks and their shells from the more than 30 exhibits that display shells from all around the world. Finally, in February of 2013, the museum received six new beautiful prints of shells from the institutions collection taken by renowned nature photographer Dr. Henry Domke. These prints are important additions to the museums exhibition space, adding a spectacular display of colorful shells throughout the public areas of the building. The photographs, stretched on canvas, help to transition the public space to the exhibition space with visual aplomb while educating the viewer about the beauty and species of the shells. The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is at 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Raymond Burr waits for low tide on his island in Fiji The Deep-sea Mollusks Exhibit highlights shells that live more than 30,000 feet below the surface Domke images include this beautiful photo of green-tusk shells This is fine dining at its best while maintaining a relaxed, casual atmosphere youd expect on Sanibel. TripAdvisor member, Jan. 2013 ...One of the best restaurants we have been to on Sanibel or any place else. OpenTable Diner since 2008 Best meal on our vacation, wonderful experience. TripAdvisor member, December 2012


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 201338 Refuge Staff Honors VolunteersThe JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge celebrated its annual Volunteer Awards Luncheon on February 1 at The Community House on Sanibel. The refuge would not be able to operate as it does without the valuable support of our volunteer corps, said Ranger Jeff Combs, who oversees the refuges public services. Combs reported that in 2012, 270 volunteers worked more than 30,000 hours at the refuge, representing a labor savings of 14.5 staff members and nearly $674,390. The packed house gave standing ovations to loyal friends Tim Gardner, whose wife Carol accepted his award for 5,000 hours posthumously, and to Marilyn Kloosterman, for her 7,500-hour award. Below is a list of volunteers who won awards for attaining hour and year achievement levels. Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) helps support the annual luncheon that the refuge staff hosts. 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. Carol Gardner accepted the 5,000-hour award posthumously for her husband, Tim Gardner Recipients of the 150-hours award Lazy Flamingo, Inc. Lazy Flamingo, Inc. 6520-C Pine Avenue 6520-C Pine Avenue Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-5353 239-472-5353 Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. 16501 Stringfellow Rd 16501 Stringfellow Rd Bokeelia, FL 33922 Bokeelia, FL 33922 239-283-5959 239-283-5959 Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. 1036 Periwinkle Way 1036 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6939 239-472-6939 Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. 12951 McGregor Blvd. 12951 McGregor Blvd. Ft. Myers, FL 33919 Ft. Myers, FL 33919 239-476-9000 239-476-9000Four Great Locations! If Our Seafood Were Any Fresher, If Our Seafood Were Any Fresher, We Would Be Serving It Under Water! We Would Be Serving It Under Water!20-year award Carol Awender Art Pore Joan Pore 10-year award Donna Adams Karen Combs Tom Edgar Glen Gresham Phyllis Gresham Herb Lieberman Donald McGregor Arland Oleson Marian Oleson Kinnie Schmidt Marshall Schmidt Mary Lou Spencer John Wolf Martha Wolf 7,500 hours Marilyn Kloosterman 5,000 hours Tim Gardner 4,500 hours Dan Davis Norm Honest Ann Wollschlager Bill Wollschlager 3,500 hours Theresa Baldwin Ed Combs John Masuka 3,000 hours Carroll Branyon Doris Hardy Whitman Smith 2,500 hours Michael Cuscaden Doris Hardy Bob Ingraham Latham Morris Bill Wood 2,000 hours Susan Harpham Miriam Hursey Dale McGinley Sherry Myatt Ken Poulson Judy Wood 1,500 hours Karen Combs June Ingraham Ben Klaus Mary Klaus Joan Tinson Jeanne Tyrer Alice Walzer 1,000 hours Sue McIntyre Martin Pokedoff Jack Wettstein Patty Wettstein 500 hours Barbara Broadhurst Bob Dicken Patsy Dicken Charles Dunham Lynda Dunham Bill Overton Richard Stillwell Sharon Stillwell Jack Wettstein Patty Wettstein Pam Windust 250 hours John MacLennan Jim Newes Wendy Schnapp Garold Schudel Vicky Sears Ed Sessa Carol Strange Helen Taylor 150 hours Pat Appino Joyce Barney Richard Boehning Claudia Burns Karittha Charoensri Maryann Czarnecki Due Danford Carolyn Decoster Bill Gibney Tracy Hanson Thomas Hoopes Marcia Legru Bill Lupfer Pat Lussier Jessica Mathisen Jim Newes JoAnn Reece Greg Scherer Cindy Seaman David Sharpe Steve Speirs Helen Taylor Ralph Taylor Roger Tosch Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


39 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013 by Mark Bird WestallThis week I am going to continue my discussion about wood storks, but first I want to let everyone know I had an interesting sighting in the refuge last weekend. Just about a year ago, I wrote an article about seeing a great white heron there. Well, hes back! I thought I might have caught a glimpse of him flying over the trees during one trip, but didnt see the bird well enough to be sure. But on my next trip into the refuge, there he was. He was within view of Wildlife Drive just before the second water-control structure on the right-hand side. So, if you think you see a great egret that looks a little larger than the others with yellowish legs instead of black, look more closely. It might be the great white. Now, to continue from last week my discussion about wood storks. Have you ever noticed how the wood storks feed? If you think about it, you might come to the same conclusion that I have, that their typical way of feeding seems to be incredibly inefficient. They stand still or slowly walk along the mudflats, holding their bills open down in the water, momentarily standing on one leg and shuffling their other foot. Occasionally, you will see them use an advanced technique of stretching a wing out behind the shuffling foot and slowly swinging it towards their waiting beak. What they are trying to do is get the small fish that are hiding in the grasses of the mudflat to panic in the direction of the birds beak where they can be quickly identified as prey and captured in the lightning-fast bill. What I am fascinated by is that most of the fish that panic away from the shuffling foot or slowly moving wing never even come close to the wood storks bill. If a fish takes evasive action to flee from the disturbance, it has about 359 degrees it can head in order to avoid being caught and eaten. Only that unlucky soul (no pun intended) who heads directly at the opened beak ends up as the storks breakfast. In other words, the foraging technique that wood storks all use allows most of their prey to escape and survive long enough so they can participate in their species next breeding season and produce lots of potential food for the wood storks future. This is natures way of realizing sustainability. Think about it; if humans were confronted with such an inefficient technique for harvesting whatever they were hunting for, they would use their higher level of intelligence, not to praise and support the wise management of the resource, but to work diligently to improve their capability to maximize their catch. Our species generally likes to harvest as much of a resource as it can until the resource can no longer sustain that level of harvesting economically. Another adaptation that wood storks have evolved in order to survive has been their strategy for initiating and maintaining their breeding cycle. In a normal tropical rainy season, higher water levels allow for increased numbers of fish for the storks to forage on. But it is not until the following dry season, when the swamps and marshes dry up and the large fish populations become congregated in the remaining pools and puddles, that the storks begin their nesting. This is because it has been discovered that as the storks gorge themselves on these compressed fish populations, their body-fat content goes up, and as a result, the birds hormonal production is increased and nesting behavior begins. So we joking say that a fat wood stork is a sexy wood stork. The problem with this form of natural triggering of the breeding cycle is that if the breeding season is late in starting, the adults may abandon their chicks in the nest as the next rainy season starts and they have to travel further and further away from the nesting areas in order to forage. And during long periods of drought or if the hydrology of the wetlands has been drastically altered (as in Southwest Florida), they may not even try to nest at all. This is the problem the wood storks in Southwest Florida are facing. These techniques and behaviors that the wood storks have evolved over the eons have served them well in the past, but now are making it difficult for the species to survive in a human-oriented world. Our constant desire for artificially maintained neighborhoods and golf courses and poorly functioning or totally drained wetlands is making it next to impossible for these fascinating creatures to survive. And now, as I wrote about last week, even our government agencies that are supposed to exist to manage for their survival are feeling the pressure to argue that wood storks are doing fantastic and can have their level of protection lowered.continued on page 42 Birds Eye ViewGreat White Heron In The Refuge And More About Wood Storks W HETHER YOU LOOK WEST OR LOOK DOWN, OUR VIEWS ARE EQUALLY SPECTACULAR. N OT ONLY DO WE MAKE EVERY NIGHT SPECIAL, WE MAKE SPECIALS EVERY NIGHT. The Crows Nest is one special place, every night of the week. Tuesday Special: Prime Rib, $29.95 (for two!). Wednesday Special: Surf & Turf, $29.95. Friday Special: Fish Fry, $17.95. Sunday Special: Barbeque, $17.95. 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40 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013 An Island Tradition, Sanibel Music FestivalOn Saturday, March 2, The Sanibel Music Festival, an island tradition, will begin its 27th consecutive season of bringing outstanding repertoire and artists to the island. This years festival will feature three new offerings: Trio Cavatina; the Arabesque Winds with Cherry Tsang, Piano; and the Ariel Quartet. In addition, four returning favorites include the Gould Trio with Robert Plane, Clarinet; David Finckel with Wu Han and Philip Setzer; Pacifica Quartet with Wu Han, Piano; and the Opera Theater of Connecticut. All concerts will be performed at 8 p.m. throughout the month of March on Tuesdays and Saturdays at the intimate setting of the Sanibel Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way. For ticket information and a detailed brochure, contact the festivals hotline at 344-7025 or visit www.sanibelmusicfestival.org. Tickets may be ordered online. Single tickets are available at Bank of the Islands, 1699 Periwinkle Way; or Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, 2477 Library Way on Sanibel Island. Trio Cavatina Saturday March 2 Opening the season will be the Trio Cavatina. Pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute, violinist Harumi Rhodes and cellist Priscilla Lee formed the Trio in 2005 at the renowned Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont. Deeply rooted in a strong sense of shared musical values, Trio Cavatina has rapidly emerged as one of todays outstanding chamber ensembles whose committed music-making prompted Harris Goldsmith to describe the trio, in his 2008 Musical America article, as offering potent, intense interpretations.As the winner of the 2009 Naumburg International Chamber Music Competition, Trio Cavatina made its Carnegie Hall debut in 2010. They also made their San Francisco debut earlier that season at Herbst Theater (San Francisco Performances) as well as their Philadelphia debut as one of the youngest ensembles to perform on the prestigious Philadelphia Chamber Music Society concert series. The Trio will perform SMFs annual Education Outreach at the Sanibel Elementary School, sponsored by Sanibel Captiva Community Bank. The cost is $35. Sponsored by Hazel & David Barber and Patty & Attila Molnar Program: Beethoven: Piano Trio Op. 1 No. 1 in E-flat major Faure: Piano Trio in D minor Op. 120 Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor Gould Trio with Robert Plane, Clarinet Tuesday, March 5 The Gould Piano Trio with Lucy Gould, violin; Alice Neary, cello; and Benjamin Frith, piano is celebrating its 20th anniversary. They will be joined by Lucys husband, Robert Plane, principal clarinetist for the National Orchestra of Wales. This British trio has performed worldwide, including Carnegie Hall, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Lincoln Center and Wigmore Hall, plus festival appearances at Edinburgh, Spoleto and Bath. Their concerts are broadcast frequently on BBC Radio 3. The Trio records extensively, often with Robert Plane, and it has been shortlisted for a Gramophone Award. The Trios residency at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester enables them to build relationships with young ensembles, explore a wider repertoire and perform regularly in the citys busy concert schedule. They also have their own chamber music festival in England. The cost is $35. Sponsored by LAT Foundation Program: Haydn: Hob XV; 27 in C Zemlinsky: Trio for clarinet, cello and piano Khachaturian: Trio for clarinet, violin and piano Brahms: Piano Trio in C minor Arabesque Winds with Cherry Tsang, Piano Saturday, March 9 The Arabesque Winds will perform with one of their favorite pianists, Cherry Tsang. The Washington Post wrote that this woodwind quintet played with skill and depth beyond their years...but it was the unanimity of their ensemble phrasing that took the breath away. They have won numerous prizes. In what the judges described as an astounding performance at Carnegie Halls Weill Recital Hall, the group won first prize over 70 international ensembles in 2008. They are active supporters of music outreach. In 2011, they collaborated for the third consecutive year with the Rochester City Ballet to present Peter and the Wolf for children. Cherry joins the ensemble for the timeless Poulenc Sextet and some charming smaller works for winds and piano. The cost is $35. Sponsored by Susan & David Spector Program: Bozza: Scherzo Bach: Concerto No. 2 after Vivaldi Gershwin: Three Preludes for Clarinet and Piano Poulenc: Sextet for piano, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn; Trio for flute, oboe and piano Barber: Summer Music Dring: Trio for flute, oboe and piano Klugardt: Wind Quintet, Op. 79, third movement only Ravel: La Tombeau de Couperin Ariel Quartet Tuesday, March 12 Characterized by its youth, brilliant playing and soulful interpretations, the Ariel Quartet has quickly earned a glowing international reputation. In January 2012, the quartet was named quartet-in-residence at the University of Cincinnatis CollegeConservatory of Music, an astonishing accomplishment for such a young ensemble and a testament to the Ariels skill and dedication to their craft. Formed in Israel, the quartet moved to the United States in 2004 to continue its professional studies. The resident ensemble in the New England Conservatorys prestigious Professional String Quartet Training Program through their graduation in 2010, the Ariel has won many international prizes. After they won the Szkely Prize for their performance of Bartk, as well as the overall Third Prize at the Banff International String Quartet Competition in 2007, the American Record Guide described the Ariel Quartet as a consummate ensemble gifted with utter musicality and remarkable interpretive power. They recently served as the string quartet accompaniment to the competitors at the Arthur Rubenstein International Piano Master Competition. When they debuted at The Kennedy Center, Itzhak Perlman called them extraordinary and a wonderful ambassador. The cost is $35. Sponsored by Jim & Roz Marks Program: Mozart: Quartet in D major, K. 575 Mendelssohn: Quartet in D major op. 44, No. 1 Beethoven: Quartet in Eflat major op. 127 David Finckel with Wu Han and Philip Setzer Saturday, March 16 This ensemble is made up of three eminent musicians: cellist David Finckel, violinist Philip Setzer and pianist Wu Han. Finckel and Setzer are members of the eight-time Grammy-winning Emerson String Quartet, though Finckel is leaving the quartet at the end of the 2012-13 season. David Finckel and Wu Han are husband and wife, owners of the recording company ArtistLed and Artistic Directors both of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Music@Menlo in California. Recently they began a residency at the Harris Theater of Music and Dance in Chicago. David and Wu Han are the first duo to win Musical Americas coveted Musician(s) of the Year award. The cost is $45. Sponsored by Gene & Lee Seidler and Janet & Joseph Davie Program: Haydn: Trio in A major XV: 18 Britten: Sonata Dvorak: Trio in F minor. Op. 65 Pacifica Quartet with Wu Han Tuesday, March 19 One of todays most dynamic string quartets, the Pacifica Quartet has been called by the New York Times as brilliant and astounding. The members of the Pacifica Quartet share a unique Trio Cavatina Gould Trio Arabesque Winds Ariel Quartet David Finckel, Wu Han and Philip Setzer Pacifica Quartet


41 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013history of personal and musical friendship. First violinist Simin Ganatra, born and raised in southern California, initially played with cellist Brandon Vamos and violinist Sibbi Bernhardsson while they were all teenagers. Sibbi later brought his good friend Masumi Rostad to the group. Originating on the West Coast, where it played many of its earliest concerts together, the quartet took its name from the Pacific Ocean. Just four years after its formation in 1994, the Grammy-winning Pacifica won the 1998 Naumberg Prize. In 2009, it was named Musical Americas Ensemble of the year. Its many honors include appointment as Quartet-in-Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2011-2012. The quartet has been on the faculty of the University of Illinois since 2003 and serves as Quartetin-Residence at the University of Chicago. Wu Han joins the ensemble to play a piano quintet. The cost is $45. Sponsored by Sue and Tom Pick Program: Boccherini: Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 58 No. 2 Ravel: Quartet in F major Schumann: Piano Quintet in Eflat major, Op. 44 Opera Theater of Connecticut Viva Verdi! Saturday, March 24 For 27 years, Opera Theater of Connecticut (OTC) has provided young professional singers on the cusp of major careers an invaluable opportunity to practice their craft. It also brings the performing arts into underserved communities at affordable prices. Several of the companys gifted young singers who have performed at the festival through the years have gone on to the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago Its educational outreach program, Overtures, has made presentations to over 8,500 people, from children to seniors. Artistic Director Alan Mann will supplement each segment with supertitles and with his witty commentary. The all-Verdi program is planned in honor of the 200th anniversary of the composers birth. Sponsored by Estate of Christine Johnson and Friends of Opera Program: Viva Verdi! The Sanibel Music Festival, celebrating its 27th season, presents world-renowned artists during the month of March at the Congregational Church on Sanibel Island. Incorporated in 1987 as a non-for-profit organization, its mission is to present classical music of the highest standard at affordable prices and to promote the careers of young artists through performance opportunities. Sanibel Music Festival is grateful for the support of the Lee County and Southwest Florida Community Foundation. Sanibel Music Festival thanks Piano Distributors, Inc. and Yamaha Corporation of America for graciously providing the Yamaha CFIIIS Concert Grand Piano. Catherine Affleck Sarah Heltzel Kevin Courtemanche Luigi Boccia Michael Fennelly Scott Bearden Tiffany Abban 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... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... 362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6566www.beachfoodies.com Open Daily 8am 9pmAre 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!!!Breakfast Lunch Beach Meals Party PlattersCroissants Baguettes Souf e Pastry Artisan Breads & Sandwiches NYC Bakery Pizza 362 Periwinkle Way239-472-6566www.pinocchiosicecream.com Grab & Go Beach Cuisine2012 Taste of the Islands- BEST TAKE-OUT2012 Best of the Islands BEST BEACH FOOD TO GOMade Fresh Everyday Right in Our Store from the Freshest and Finest Ingredients.We make it today and serve it tomorrow. It cant get any fresher than that!Ice Creams Gelato Sorbets Frozen Yogurt Shakes Malts Smoothies Frozen Coffee DrinksStart the New Year with our Low Fat, Non-Fat, Sugar Free and Fat Free Flavors! National Geographic Travel Guide Top 10 Best Ice Cream in Gulf Coast America 2011 2012 Taste of the Islands BEST DESSERT 2004 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Best of the Islands BEST ICE CREAM 2012 Trip Advisor Award of Excellence Talk of the Town for Customer Satisfaction Home of the World Famous Sanibel Krunch & Dirty Sand Dollar Home of the World Famous Sanibel Krunch & Dirty Sand Dollar Come See Why Theres Always a Crowd At Pinocchios me ri ca w w w w w w w ww w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w 20 1 Ta l k o nce a ction Featured Flavor of the Week:Zuppa Inglese Gelatoin a cup, on a cone or inside our Pate Choux PastryOriginal Italian Ice Cream Email editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


42 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013 Crossing The Line With Paper Exhibit BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery is hosting the Crossing the Line with Paper juried fine art exhibit through February 28. This exhibit features artwork in a variety of media that incorporates paper. Phillips Gallery hours are 1 to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. The juror is Ron Bishop, director, Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Edison State College. The awards presentation and artists reception was held Friday, January 25. The exhibits first place winner was Lily Hatchett for Fraternal Diptych, second place was Tania Begg for Ladies Man, third place was Pat Collins for Purse Pistols II. Judges merit awards went to Holly Maiz and Audrey S. Otto. An honorable mention was given to Eliza Brewster, Eleanore Gause, Martha Graham and Bonnie Switzer. Phillips Gallery Patron Sponsor is FineMark National Bank & Trust. BIG ARTS is at 900 Dunlop Road. Martha Graham and Luciano DeAndrade Bonnie Switzer Holly Maiz Tania Begg Lily Hatchett and Pat Collins Lorinda Bradford, Jane Hudson and Pat Baker Eliza and Sam Brewster Dr. Roach To Speak At BIG ARTSThe FORUM at BIG ARTS Distinguished Scholars Lecture Series welcomes Dr. Stephen Roach on Wednesday, February 20 to Schein Performance Hall, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. Dr. Stephen Roach is a Senior Fellow at Yale Universitys Jackson Institute of Global Affairs and a Senior Lecturer at Yales School of Management. Dr. Roach is former Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia and served as a Chief Economist for the bulk of his 30-year career with Morgan Stanley, specializing in trade policy, capital markets and global economics. His current work is primarily focused on the impacts of Asia on the broader global economy. Dr. Roachs most recent book, The Next Asia: Opportunities and Challenges for a New Globalization, analyzes Asias economic imbalances and the dangers of its dependence on Western consumers. It was named 2010s Book of the Year by CBN Chinas equivalent of The Wall Street Journal. Prior to his tenure at Morgan Stanley, Dr. Roach served on the research staff of the Federal Reserve Board. All speakers in The FORUM program are sold out, though interested patrons can come the night of the lecture to see if tickets are turned back in. Although BIG ARTS cannot guarantee ticket availability, historically tickets have become available the night of a lecture. The FORUM lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. The next FORUM speaker is Dr. Fiona Hill on Sunday, February 24. The FORUM Grand Patron Series Sponsors are Northern Trust and Sue and Tom Pick. Visit www.BIGARTS.org for more event and performance information. To purchase tickets, stop by BIG ARTS or call the Marks Box Office at 395-0900. Dr. Stephen Roach S S Wbtntf Arbftb Mf Stbb, Ft Mbt Bb, FLFLORIDAPIRATECRUISE.COM 800-776-3258Sfb Ctb Ptb Ptb Ctbt F Sbtb Bt$5 OFFWITH THE PURCHASE OF 2 FARES. NO OTHER OFFERS APPLY LIMIT 4 PEOPLE EXPIRES: 3/01/13 SUN13From page 39Birds Eye ViewNext week, I will write a bit more about wood storks, but only in how they relate to vultures and condors. Hope you will be back to read more. 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.


43 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013 p S eason Sp onsor Final Week! Show Ends February 16 $42 Child 17 & Under $20 Written & Created by Ro g er Bean S how Sponsor February 22 March 23 8 PM Feb. 27 & March 13 2 PM $ 42 Child 17 & Under $ 20 p Show S po nsors February 24, March 3 & 10 4 PM $30 Child 17 & Under $15 S h ow Sponsors Raffle And Auction Prizes At Kiwanis Spaghetti DinnerThe annual Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Clubs Spaghetti Dinner is famous for giving diners hearty portions of pasta with meatballs, critically acclaimed sauce and all the trimmings. No one leaves hungry, and its a great place to catch up with friends before, during and after dinner, as islanders have been doing for more than 30 years. Not so well known and an unexpected experience for newcomers is the raffle and auction which follows the dinner, the setting where attendees compete for the many prize items on display at The Community House auditorium. Items are donated by area resorts, restaurants, service businesses and private individuals; this year, over 150 items will be in the prize pool. The raffle and auction is structured so that there is something for everyone large items and small sure to appeal to practically every taste and interest. For families and the younger set, there are outings to amusement parks, bowling lanes, mini-golf, fishing trips, a pirate cruise, paddle board lessons, inflatable boats and bicycles. For the grownups, there are restaurant outings, resort stays, jewelry items, fashion items, original artwork, golf outings on premier local courses, sporting event tickets, gift baskets, food and wine packages, and certificates for services including legal, electrical, air conditioning and power washing. The fun starts with a Chinese auction, where players can compete for the specific items they want to win by placing tickets in a bucket for those items. Chinese auction tickets are only 50 cents each, and players can place as many tickets as they want in each bucket to increase their odds of winning. Its an inexpensive way for every member of the family to enjoy the fun. New this year will be a silent auction table, where bids for a specific item are written on a sheet of paper. At the end of the signup period, the silent auction is closed and the highest listed bidder wins the item. Finally, the night concludes with the exciting live auction in which participants engage in spirited back-and-forth bidding to land their favorite item. This years prize lineup includes lots of valuable and attractive items, including some unique packages sure to draw bidding attention. For example, the 2013 auction will include: Air travel to Key West for two: Round-trip airline tickets on Cape Air from Fort Myers to Key West, plus $250 in cash to spend on the trip. A private sea adventure for a party of 10: Conducted by the Sanibel Sea School, with Executive Director and co-founder Dr. J. Bruce Neill serving as your personal guide. A social membership at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club: Also includes a golf outing for four plus a 30-minute tennis clinic for four with one hour of court time. Lunch at Traders Cafe with renowned local artist Lucas Century: An unusual opportunity to meet and talk with Luc Century about his remarkable glass sculpture work and his interesting career. Among his many accomplishments, he is noted for developing a unique etching system which he used to place the names onto the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. (Includes lunch for four at Traders Cafe.) The Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Saturday, February 23 at The Community House, 2155 Periwinkle Way. Dinner will be served from 4 to 8 p.m., with music, dancing, raffle and auction continuing until 10 p.m. Admission is $8 in advance or $9 at the door, and children under 10 eat free. After dinner, dessert and coffee will be available in The Community House auditorium, where the raffle and auction continue the evenings fun. Advance tickets to the Spaghetti Dinner can be purchased from any Kiwanis memcontinued on page 44 A social membership at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club, plus golf and tennis outings and clinics for four A trip to Key West for two on Cape Air, plus $250 cash to enjoy in the Conch Republic Lunch at Traders Cafe with noted artist Luc Century (total party of four people) A 10-person Sea Adventure conducted by Sanibel Sea School, with Executive Director Dr. Bruce Neill as guide


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 201344 Its Raining Cats And Dogs Awards And Artists Reception BIG ARTS hosted an artists reception Friday, January 25 for Its Raining Cats and Dogs, which features artworks with feline and canine themes. The exhibit is on display in BIG ARTS Founders Gallery through February 28. Awards were given to Charles Lister (First Place), Gerry Morrison (Second Place) and Carol Rosenberg (Third Place). Founders Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The exhibit is supported by Founders Gallery Patron Series Sponsor Deborah and John La Gorce. For information visit www.BIGARTS.org, stop by BIG ARTS at 900 Dunlop Road, or call BIG ARTS at 395-0900. Jerry Churchill, Charles Lister Bea Pappas, Carol Rosenberg, Chuck and Nancy Bonser Claude Gouffier Deboisy Guard Cat by Gerry Morrison Casey Pennington and Tony Castillo 579-0807 2330 Palm Ridge Road (across from CVS) Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner DinnerSpecialty Coffees & Smoothies Happy Hour 3-6 p.m. Royal Scoop Homemade Ice Cream Royal Scoop Homemade Ice Cream Kids Menu Dine in & Carry-out Fresh SEAFOOD Entr ees Daily Veal, Chicken, Pasta & PizzaFEATURING SANIBELS ORIGINAL WOOD FIRED PIZZA OVEN Present this ad and be seated before 5:30 p.m. and we will deduct $2.50 OFFEvery Adult Dinner Entree At MatzalunaNot valid on Wine Wednesdays or with any other coupon. Expires 2/22/13 1200 Periwinkle Way (1/2 Mile west of the Causeway)472-1998 Serving 7 Days from 4:30 9:30 AFOODE t E Dil THE ITALIAN KITCHEN Pepperoni Caprese Pesto Chicken White w/Artichokes And More! HAPPY HOUR HAPPY HOUR4:30-7 PM WINE WEDNESDAYS WINE WEDNESDAYS$8 OFF All Bottles $25 and up all Evening From page 43Spaghetti Dinner-ber and also at Bank Of The Islands, Baileys General Store, Big Red Q Printing and Periwinkle Park. The sponsors who generously underwrite the event are Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, Bank Of The Islands, Baileys General Store, Sanibel Air Conditioning, Sanctuary Island Electric, Island Photography, Barefoot Charlies Painting, Billys Bike Shop, Lazy Flamingo II and The Sanibel Bean. Meatballs for the event are provided by Tween Waters Inn.


45 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013 The Captiva Civic Association is hosting an invitational art exhibition by 10 artists of the SanibelCaptiva Art League. The show runs through February 28. The public can view the 59 works of art by local artists at the Captiva Civic Association Community Center Meeting Hall, 11550 Chapin Lane on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is no entrance fee. There also will be a public reception at the community center on Sunday, February 17 from noon to 2 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The civic associations next art exhibit, featuring new works by Captiva artist Stella Farwell, will open March 16 with a reception starting at 5:30 p.m. After an absence of nearly two decades, the Sanibel-Captiva Art League returned to the Captiva Civic Association Community Center. Kathleen Taylor, the leagues vice president, said the Sanibel-Captiva Art League had an annual show at the Captiva Community Center until the 1990s when remodeling forced its discontinuation. The show moved to BIG ARTS on Sanibel until returning to Captiva this year. The civic association is planning a major renovation and expansion of its community center and adjacent Lee County Memorial Library beginning this spring. The project, expected to cost about $800,000, will include re-roofing the building and adding about 50 percent more space to the meeting hall. The lighting and sound system will be upgraded, enabling the civic association to host larger art shows and additional cultural events, including musical performances. Pat Smart, president of the art league, said local artists are looking forward to the larger display space when the renovated civic center reopens early next year. The theme of the invitational art show is Island Inspirations, said Taylor. It is a somewhat unusual show because it features not just one or two pieces of art by a number of artists, but five to 10 works by several artists. You dont get the same feeling just viewing one or two pieces that you get seeing a large body of their work. Paul Garvy, who attended the opening, of the show with his wife, Kay, said he was impressed by the quality of the art. Wed love to have several of these pieces in our home, he said.continued on page 48 Sanibel-Captiva Art League Exhibition At Captiva Civic Center Marcy Calkins, Marion Hall, Sherry Collier, Gloria Krekel, Carol Rosenberg, Randon Eddy, Kathleen Taylor, Joan Reynolds and Pat Smart Oyster Catchers, watercolor by Marion Hall Choppy Rheinfrank and St. John Collier Choppy Rheinfrank, artist Randon Eddy and Vreni Scheu Paul and Kay Gravy discuss the show with artist Marcy Calkins Tony Andrews, artist Madith Mantyla and Liz Andrews Maddy Hanlon, Gail Bachman, Laura Giles and Maureen McGarty Captiva Librarian Ann Bradley Artist Carol Good taking photos of works Maryanne and Tobe Deutschmann Ann Keller, Pat Smart, Carolyn Johns and Kathleen Taylor Pat Smart, president of the Sanibel-Captiva Art League, and Carolyn Johns


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 201346 Portraits In Printby Jane Vos Hogg Tale TellerStoryteller extraordinaire Bert MacCarry was born not long after the first World War ended. Her father was a farmer and they lived in a small Missouri town 40 miles east of Kansas City. The town remains rather unchanged, even its population of 8,000 is somewhat constant. One thing Bert knew early on, she didnt want to be a Missouri farm girl forever. Possibly her grandmother had her pegged because by the time Bert was five, Grandma had already renamed her Talking Goose. She never stopped talking. As a child, Sunday school was the accepted once-a-week activity. It bored Bert. To escape the boredom she went to the school head and asked to be allowed to start a class where she told Bible stories. It was an instant success; she was bright and imaginative. Her family encouraged education and by the time she was in high school they were pushing her to continue on to college. She had her own reasons for wanting to go that route, made clear when she explained to me that she lacked S.A. and therefore needed a profession. S.A.? I had no idea what she was talking about. Who had it? I asked. Betty Grable and most of the actresses. Ahh... it dawned on me; she was talking about sex appeal. Without it she assumed she would need to be able to support herself for a lifetime. With college behind her she was launched into the working world. Since so many men were off fighting in the armed forces, jobs for women were more plentiful. She was hired to work on the city desk of a small Virginia newspaper. Building on that experience she was able to move on to Pittsburgh and a job doing rewrites for the International News Service. Next came an opportunity to be interviewed for a possible position with the Associated Press and, taken on immediately, she was assigned to their Philadelphia desk. Just about this time, Noel MacCarry, a returning veteran, appeared to follow in her footsteps. He was appointed to fill the Pittsburgh slot she had just vacated. Not long after, he too came to Philadelphia, the hiring hub for AP. His new job landed him in their local section which is where Bert first met him. A New Yorker who wanted to be a writer... he couldnt have sounded more intriguing. She recalls their first date, four hours spent talking about books. He was surprised she had read Thomas Wolfe; well-read young women werent the norm back then. Dating, courtship, marriage and soon they were part of that young, working force relocating to New York. With a baby on the way, a house in the suburbs seemed the next logical step. They found a development beginning construction in Monsey, a small Rockland County town not far from New York City. They made arrangements to purchase a house at the bottom of a long hill bordering on a canal. Friends of theirs, the Kellys, selected a site at the top of their road. Now, at least theyd know one neighbor. Understand, this small-town Midwestern girl had limited contact with other religions, certainly none with orthodox Jews. Her husband, raised Catholic, had a somewhat similar insularity. When they finally moved into their newly completed house, joined now by a string of houses on the same hill, they realized they, at the bottom, and the Kellys at the top, were the only two non-Jewish families on the road, more than half of whom were Orthodox. No matter. If not connected by religion they were by all the other things that pull people together. Daytime, they were wives at home raising children, having babies, cooking, cleaning, planting gardens, all the same chores that new young home owners have in common. And what a world for a born storyteller! Not only did she have a new audience of listeners but she was able to learn tales from totally different cultures and backgrounds... and there was language, too. Smiling, she remembers a time all the neighbor children were playing in a circle in her front yard and a nearby mother was teaching them to sing Ring Around the Rosy in Yiddish. As her own children grew older, volunteering at their schools and being a part of the PTA no longer absorbed her endless energy. She decided to combine interest with employment; why not become a librarian? This required a graduate degree which she didnt have, so, at 40, she entered Rutgers University School of Library Sciences. The choice of schools hadnt been too difficult. It was a matter of math. Rutgers cost $17.50 a credit, far less than Columbias $95. Required degree in hand, she had no difficulty being hired as a childrens librarian in Rockland County. Reading to youngsters was right up Berts alley. She, of course, went one step further. She told stories collected not only from books in all the libraries but from all the people she ever heard trading tales. Attending a Saturday storytelling workshop offered nearby turned her on to the possibility of coming together with others who shared her interest. Experience blended with her expertise and she was given a grant to train professionals to read to children. The results were often rewarding but at the same time she met with amazing attitudes. Many people saw one part of the librarians role as being censors, making sure that folk tales from other cultures just werent told. When parent groups wanted to ensure no diversity, librarians were often their first defenders. Bert was a single force committed to changing this concept. She recalls a high point in her career when she wrote a grant proposal asking for funds to order books which would be arranged into sets, each with four volumes in the kit tied to a single theme... say grief, or siblings, emotions, whaterver. Then, based on the topic and the intended age group, there would be a number of suggested activities related to the reading. Fully funded, the project was wonderfully received and stimulated considerable interest, which was woven into library thinking for years to come. Time passed and with their children grown, Bert and her husband took early retirement and nearly 35 years ago bought a house in Sanibel, situated on a lagoon reminiscent of their first home in Monsey. Barely 60, neither MacCarry was about to spend their days idling about. Bert, ever the tale teller, was hired to teach at Edison Community College. Her husband, always curious, used to go to listen to her. Then one night, with the sudden onset of a stomach virus, and too late to cancel her class, Bert insisted her husband take her place. After all, youve heard me teach it often enough and you know youve always loved telling stories, do it just as well as I do, if not better, she said. Logic prevailed. When he returned home she asked for a full report. He gave it with a smile, adding,After class the students took a vote and said they liked me better. Envious? Not a bit. Bert knew they were setting off on another shared path. For years she remembered how they always started their evenings telling stories to one another about odd or amusing happenings of their day. It was almost as if they were in competition. Whose account would be more compelling? Laughing, she realized they had been practicing for a whole new role. Then, when she was on a four-day storytelling trip in Ohio, once more accompanied by her husband, opportunity struck again. She got laryngitis and realized there was no way she could handle a full schedule. Help was at hand. She asked Noel to alternate sets with her so she could reduce voice strain. He was a willing participant and, from then on, they always told stories together. Enthusiasm is infectious. Storytelling in Southwest Florida involves a melting pot of many ethnic groups. Bert and Noel founded the Tamiani Tale Tellers which eventually grew to some 50 people, 75 when the snowbirds landed. Somewhere along the line they met Maggie and Steve Mullins, the couple who began Stories for Grown-Ups, now a regular part of the Sanibel Library winter schedule and twice each year they would tell stories for them. After years of involvement, Bert and Noel gained widespread recognition in the storytelling world. They traveled, not only to the ever expanding events held in various parts of our own country, but also to sites abroad. Noel died eight years ago and Berts son worried about her living alone on Sanibel. By way of compromise she reduced her stay here to six months each year and, for the other six she lives in a retirement community in Connecticut. In 2006 she traveled to an international festival in Ireland because, as part of the trip, she planned to put some of her husbands ashes in Donegal, the land of his ancestors. It turned out to be rather a complicated journey involving several cities, layovers, buses with unexpected schedule changes and ferry connections. As she tells it, a lot of their waiting was done in pubs which, oddly enough, just meant spots where still more storytellers would gather. What most surprised her was the effort they put into making sure she was safe and comfortable. She viewed it as a novel way to gather even more tales as she traveled. Looking around her, Bert feels what the world needs is more story tellers, people who would be looking at their past because thats where so many stories are buried. Beginning February 15 and continuing for six Fridays, shell be teaching a course, all about storytelling, at the Sanibel Center 4 Life. Describing it to me, she said Its free, open to the public, parents, grandparents, great grands, educators, (working and retired), snowbirds, and all others who heed the call of story. Knowing her character and determination, Im sure the results will be yet another tale to be told. Specialist To Speak At Shell Club MeetingLast December 16, 8 million bay scallop larvae were released into local waters as a part of a bay scallop restoration program. Recent scientific news articles have highlighted efforts to survey bay scallop populations in Southwest Florida and the efforts being made to restore scallop abundance to levels not seen in several decades. The hope is that improved water quality and recovery of seagrass beds will set the stage for a recovery in local scallop populations. Betty Staugler, sea grant extension agent for the Florida Sea Grant College Program in Charlotte County, headed this project and will be the guest speaker at the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club meeting on Sunday, February 17. The meeting will be held in the Education Room at the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum at 2 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. Refreshments will be served and door prizes given. For information call Joyce Matthys at (503) 871-1082. Guest speaker Betty Staugler


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48 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013 Concert Series To Present TrioBIG ARTS will present a classical concert featuring the Storioni Trio on Thursday, February 21, at 7:30 p.m. BIG ARTS is located at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. Tickets are general seating $42, loge $47, and student/children are free with an adult. The Storioni Trio was founded in 1995 by Bart van de Roer (piano), Wouter Vossen (violin) and Marc Vossen (cello). The trio derives its name from the Laurentius Storioni violin from Cremona, which dates from 1794 and is played by Wouter Vossen. Marc Vossen plays a Giovanni Grancino cello from Milan, dating from 1700. In order to develop its ensemble playing, the trio has worked over the years with great musicians such as Isaac Stern, Mstislav Rostropovich, Menahem Pressler and Ralph Kirshbaum, as well as members of the Emerson Quartet and the Vermeer Quartet. Composer Kevin Volans wrote a triple concerto for the 10th anniversary of the Storioni Trio. Their program will include Haydn: Piano Trio in E-flat major, Hob. XV: 29; Liszt: Tristia, arranged by Valle dObermann S. 723; Piazolla: Oblivion; and Beethoven: Piano Trio No. 7 in B-flat major, Op. 97, Archduke. They have received various prizes and awards and perform regularly on radio and television. The CDs recorded by the Storioni Trio in Amsterdam have all received great critical acclaim. Highly active on an international level, the trio has performed at Weill Recital Hall (Carnegie Hall), the Frick Collection in New York and the Wigmore Hall in London. Moreover, they regularly perform at various festivals such as Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival and Osnabruck Kammermusiktage, and play concerts throughout Europe, India, the Middle East, Japan and the U.S. The Storioni Trio concert is supported by Benefactor Sponsor The Ferguson Foundation and Supporter Family of Joe Boscov. For more information visit www.BIGARTS.org. To purchase tickets, stop by BIG ARTS or call Marks box office at 395-0900. Storioni Trio Happy One Year Anniversary For The BIG ARTS Community PlayersOn January 27, The BIG ARTS Community Players marked their one year anniversary with play readings of The Gray and The Blue, Cynthia and Mega-Man To The (Emotional) Rescue. What an outstanding anniversary present we gave ourselves! Our first play-reading evening of the season was exceptionally well done. The audiences are building and the interest and appreciation for our play-reading evenings have proven that this type of live-theater readings and talk-back sessions with the playwrights are welcomed here on Sanibel, wrote Shirley Jewell. The Community Players managing committee have many people to thank for their play-reading evening, including: Playwrights The Gray and the Blue Wally Kain Cynthia Norma Hagan Mega-Man Don Goodrum (who drove 10 hours to attend the reading) Directors The Gray and the Blue Doug McElhey Cynthia Norma Hagan Mega-Man Shirley Jewell. Guest Actor/Readers Mega-Man Bruce Neill and Evelyn Monroe Neill Community Players Actor/Readers The Gray and the Blue Don Hogg, Al Richman, Sidney Simon and Jonathan Stephens Cynthia Michael Raab, William Rahe, Doug McElheny and Robert Runck Mega-Man Tricia Betz Other participants: Producer Shirley Jewell and assistant producer Ernestine McKay; sound and lights, BIG ARTS technical director Chad Nave; sound effects, Tom Giles; props and costumes, Anthony Neri, Debra Neri, Tricia Betz, Maddy Hanlon, Sherri Newes, Will Jewell and Richard Jewell; stage hands, Anthony Neri, Debra Neri, Beth Warner and Tricia Betz. The BIG ARTS Community Players will present their next play-reading evening on Sunday, February 17 in the BIG ARTS Schein Hall at 7 p.m., a reading of a full-length drama The Growers, written by Kris Bauske and directed by Robert Runck. The Growers, based on actual events, is a story set in Americas heartland in 1944. The U.S. War Department has required a greenhouse operation to stop growing flowers and support the war effort by growing tomatoes for soup for the troops. Friedrich Bosch, a German immigrant and grower of prized roses, reluctantly complies. German Prisoners of War from a nearby camp are brought in to work. Bosch recruits his son, Martin, to teach the Germans English, but lingering resentment on the part of one POW, Corporal Vogel, creates tension. Can the young boy bring understanding to this situation? Bruce Neill and Evelyn Monroe Neill star in Mega-Man To The (Emotional) Rescue From page 45Art ExhibitionThe art league includes a broad spectrum of island artists, from retired commercial artists and people with advanced art degrees, to beginners and amateurs who are just taking up art as a hobby or profession. They meet every Thursday morning at various outdoor locations on the islands. Recent Captiva locations have included Jensens Marina, Tween Waters Inn, South Seas Island Resort and Chapel by the Sea. Theres no shortage of talent in this area, said Smart. On March 16, the civic association will sponsor a one-woman art exhibit by Captiva artist Stella Farwell. There will be an opening reception at 5:30 p.m. in the community center. Opening night at the Sanibel-Captiva Art League invitational show, which will be on display through March 1 at the Captiva Civic Association Community Center


Captiva Bids Farewell To The Falde FamilyCaptivans filled the meeting hall of the Captiva Community Center to bid a fond farewell to Lee County Sheriffs Deputy Alan Falde and his family, including his two daughters who have grown up on the island. Falde has been transferred to the Lee County West District, which includes Fort Myers Beach. The reception, hosted last Sunday by the Captiva Civic Association, included a cake showing then-and-now pictures of the family in frosting saying Captiva Will Miss You 14 Years, plenty of food, and lots of fond memories. Captiva Island Fire Control District Chief Rich Dickerson presented Falde with a plaque honoring his 14 years of dedicated service as a volunteer fire fighter on the island. There were remarks by many others, including Civic Association President Jack Cunningham, Lee County Library Branch Manager Ann Bradley, Mark Wells and Ron Gibson, all paying tribute to Faldes service on the island The family came to Captiva, moving into housing provided for the resident sheriffs deputy and his family, when Faldes daughters, Crystal and Amber, were only 2 and 4 years old. Crystal, now 16, is a high school student at Fort Myers High School, and Amber, 18, attends Florida Gulf Coast University. Amber, who got up to speak at the reception, joked that when the family first moved out to Captiva, she didnt really want to go. She said her dad told her that living on such a remote place would keep the boys away. But Amber added that she eventually came to love the island and now misses it. Their mother, Esther, still has island connections, working on neighboring Sanibel Island at Wells Fargo Bank. She said her daughters grew up on the islands, attending day care on Rabbit Road, going to Sanibel Elementary School, and then they had to get up and catch the school bus at 5:15 a.m. every day to go to high school. Despite the familys recent move to the mainland, Esther said, her daughter Crystal still has to get up at 5:30 to catch the school bus. I dont know why it still takes so long, there are a lot of railroad crossings now, she explained. Lee County Sheriffs Deputy Ed Waite and his family have moved into the resident sheriffs house behind the Captiva Community Center where the Falde family used to live. The Civic Association is in the midst of a fundraising drive to renovate both the Community Center and the resident sheriffs house, a project that will include a major expansion of the Community Center meeting hall, expanding the library, and a new headquarters and museum for the Captiva Historical Society. The Falde family not long after arriving on Captiva 14 years ago. Esther Falde, Crystal Falde, Alan Falde and Amber Falde The Falde family at Sundays reception with a cake saluting their 14 years on the island. Crystal Falde, Alan Falde, Esther Falde and Amber Falde A cake honoring the Falde family Plaque presented to Falde by Chief Dickerson Fire District Chief Rich Dickerson presents Lee County Sheriffs Deputy Alan Falde with a plaque honoring his 14 years as a volunteer fire fighter49 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013


Thank you to everyone who helped make Cirque Vertigo at a success. The major sponsor was Sanibel Captiva Trust Company; food sponsors were Cips, Place, Sweet Melissas, Traders Cafe & Store, Sallys Kitchen, and The Sanctuary Golf Club. The martini bar was provided by KeyLime Bistro; decorations were by Floral Artistry Thanks to Jonathan Tongyai, who provided the photos and to www.islandphotographyllc.com for additional photos. Volunteers were John and Susan Brown, Lisa Cochrane, Francine Dale, Vanessa Flynt, Carol Gestwicki, Matthew Hall, Salli and Billy Kirkland, Charles Lister, Bob McDonald, Alan Myers, Bill Schecker, Stephanie Schuetz, Deb Smith, Bridget and Doug Stilian, Anna and Tom Tamblyn, Caryn Toback, and George Veillette. Thank you all. Teresa Riska-Hall, executive director of the Sanibel Community Association Kathy Tucker, Linda Naton, Shara Weaver, Lyric Wallenda Chauncey and Allison Goss Kris Brown and Sherry Gentry Susan and Jim Young with Salli Kirkland Lyric Wallenda; Marge Meek, president of the Sanibel Community Association; and Ivan Arestov Sandy and Jerry Warfield, Pat and Nash Gordon Jim Young, Chip Lesch, Lori Mobley, Dick Pyle, Betsey Houston, Beth Kindt, Al Hanser, Phyllis Gibson and Terry Igo of the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company Jim and Christina Grote, MaryAnn and John Boorn Porter and Mariel Goss Joanne Mewbourne, Follet and Anne Carter with Jean Halligan Fred and Suzanne Gobel, Faye and Jack Chestnut Artistic tubing used in the show CARD OF THANKS ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 201350


51 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013 Dunes Debuts New Artists In Series On January 28, The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club hosted a reception for the four artists who will be exhibiting their works in the clubs foyer area, as part of the ongoing Meet The Artist Series. Pictured from left are artists Sherry Collier (oil paintings), Andi McCarter (sculptures), Christina P. Wyatt (oil paintings) and Neil Glaser (watercolor paintings), along with Leilani Sivsov, general manager at The Dunes photo by Jeff Lysiak Magg To Appear At Sanibel LibraryOn Thursday, February 21 at 2 p.m., local author Jeri Magg will entertain history buffs with tales about Sanibel and Captivas pioneer days at the Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Road. Attendees will find out who robbed a grave at Wulfert, which preacher planned to build a railroad on Sanibel and why a concert pianists behavior at the beach made headline news. These and other stories are gleaned from the authors book, Historic Sanibel and Captiva Islands: Tales of Paradise. Following her lecture, Magg will be available to sign copies of her book. For more information, call the Sanibel Public Library at 472-2483. Creative Photography Scavenger HuntBIG ARTS is hosting a new event, a Creative Photography Scavenger Hunt, on Tuesday, April 9. Image Hunters can gather their friends and a camera for a day of art and adventure. Teams of four will embark on a fun conceptual scavenger hunt, photographing their interpretations of the given clues. Thinking outside the box is encouraged. Each four-person team will use one digital camera to capture images inspired by the given clues. Teams can walk, drive or bike in their search. After the teams return to BIG ARTS Center, there will be a boxed dinner and a big screen presentation of the images captured by each team. Awards will be presented as the scavengers enjoy wine and dessert. The adventure begins at 3 p.m., for the pickup of clues. Teams return to BIG ARTS at 5 p.m. for the boxed dinner, silent auction, showcase of entries, awards and dessert. Tickets are $45 per person for the full ticket (includes everything: the day activities, dinner, showcase, wine, dessert), $180 for four-person team. There is also an $8 showcase ticket (which includes the evenings presentation, wine and dessert only). Proceeds to benefit BIG ARTS scholarship program. For more information, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. The clue is Cutting Edge for BIG ARTS Photo Scavenger Hunt photo by Pam Brodersen 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 Heres whats cooking for Breakfast & Lunch BREAKFAST LUNCH DINNER 2761 West Gulf Drive472-0305Open 8 AM 9 PM Reservations Accepted Major Credit Cards Full LiquorHappy Hour in the Lounge 4-6 PM EverydayShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 201352 Sanibel Author To Speak At Captiva Memorial LibrarySanibel author Charles Sobczak, whose recent books include Living Sanibel A Nature Guide to Sanibel & Captiva Islands, will give a PowerPoint presentation at 4 p.m. on February 20 at Captiva Memorial Library, 11550 Chapin Lane, Captiva. The name of the presentation is Saving Florida Living on the Front Lines of Climate Change. Admission is free. The presentation is loosely based on Sobczaks new novel, The Year of the Bad Decision. The novel is set in Chicago and Montana and deals with a failed geo-engineering project that takes place in the not too distant future, 2043. This is what Dr. Michael Mann, author of The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars has to say about the novel, One part 2001: A Space Odyssey and one part The Day the Earth Stood Still. Sobczaks book is a cautionary tale about the dangers we face if we seek shortcuts and quick fixes in an effort to circumvent the tough but safe route (reducing carbon emissions) to climate change mitigation. This presentation should be of particular interest to anyone living on a barrier island in Florida. Copies of the novel will be available after the presentation. Sobczak will do book signings, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on February 22 at MacIntosh Books and Paper, 2365 Periwinkle Way; and Sanibel Island Bookshop,1571 Periwinkle Way, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on February 25. The new novel will be officially released on February 20. G reat Food, Music & Dancin g 12984 S. Cleveland AvE Fort MyersUS41 Located across from Bell Tower Shops239-433-4449Go to BrattasRistorante.com to see whats happening, view menu & join our email list. EXTENDED VALENTINES DAY FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHT 3 COURSE DINNER $100 per couple includes a bottle of champagneReservations Required For Special Table Arrangement & Special OfferMusic By FACE TO FACE (Renata & Paul) Friday & TAYLOR STOKES Saturday i n n e Voted Best o f S outhwest FloridaC A S UAL FINE DININ G stora nt t t t t e. e e e co co co o co co co m m m m m m m m m m m ITALIA N CU I S IN E A MERI C AN A CU I S IN E OPEN 4PM DAILY HAPPY HOUR DAILY IN ADDITION TO OUR REGULAR MENU Book SigningThursday, February 21 11am-1pmSanibel Moodscapes, a beautiful coffee table book, is a photographic and poetic tribute to Sanibel Island by Sanibel Island Resident, author/photographer, Angelika Geerlof. Hardcover $521571 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-5223 www.sanibelbookshop.com Gallery Hosts Artists At Pair Of Exhibit Openings On February 5, Watson MacRae Gallery in The Village Shops hosted a pair of new exhibits, entitled Womens Stories II: Love, Li fe & Dreams and Love, Sanibel. Pictured from left at the opening night reception is gallery owner Maureen Watson and exhibiting artists Linda Green, Susan Mastrangelo, Leila Walker and Sandy Moran. Both exhibits will be on display through March 2 photo by Jeff LysiakShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


53 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013 Calusa Program At The LibraryMelissa Timo, the outreach coordinator for the Southwest Region of the Florida Archaeology Network, will be at the Sanibel Public Library on Tuesday, February 26 at 2 p.m. for a program on the Calusa Indians. Timos lecture, Fierce People The Archaeology of the Calusa, will cover the documentary and archaeological evidence of the areas first residents. Learn about what life was like here from just after the last Ice Age, through the development of the Calusa, until their downfall after the fateful arrival of Juan Ponce de Leon and the Spanish. Hear about local archaeological sites and new research about the first Floridians, and which sites are open for the public to explore. Illustration of the Calusa Indians Monday Night MoviePeriod Drama Filmby Di SaggauThe BIG ARTS movie for Monday night, February 18, is A Royal Affair. It is a beautifully composed, lyrical film that entirely devotes itself to the authenticity of its characters, the beauty and tranquility of royal wealth and grandeur, and to the birth of Denmark as a fully realized country with an informed populace. The chronicle of 18th-century Denmarks transition from oppressed country to enlightenment begins with the teen English Princess Caroline (Alicia Vikander) shipped off to Denmark to marry King Christian VII (Mikkel Boe Folsgaard). She is initially thrilled with her status as queen, hearing that her husband is charming and a fellow art lover. But when she arrives in Denmark, she discovers hes also given to mood swings, inappropriate outbursts, bouts of depression and telltale signs of mental illness. When a new royal physician, Johann Stuensee (Mads Mikkelsen), is appointed and becomes the kings best friend, a torrid romance begins between the queen and the doctor. The state of Denmark is definitely rotten; the peoples suffering is immense. The doctors radical ideas take hold in the mind of the queen and those around them. As they slowly seek to shape the future of Denmark through enlightened ideas and practices that benefit the people, their own future hangs in the balance. A Royal Affair is a well-crafted period Danish drama and theres a great deal to enjoy about the film. It features beautiful costumes, an exceptional musical score, rich historical content and elegant acting. Its easy to understand why the film is Denmarks official entry in the Foreign Language Film category of the 85th Academy Awards. The period drama remains gripping to the end and the film is gorgeous to watch. BIG ARTS Film Societys Monday Night Film Series presents a mixture of critically acclaimed independent and foreign films and documentaries. After each movie, a group of film buffs leads discussions on Gainer Veranda, complemented by refreshments. Films are $8 and begin at 7 p.m. in Schein Performance Hall, located at 900 Dunlop Road. Films are shown in high-definition on a large screen with surround sound. Assistive listening devices are available. Sponsors are Bank of the Islands and Stan and Visnja Gembicki. Sup-porters are Sanibel Taxi and Jerrys Foods of Sanibel. For tickets, stop by BIG ARTS, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. 2012-2013 Season OPERA CLASSICAL LECTURES DANCE POP & JAZZ LIVE THEATER VISUAL ARTS BALLET DANCE FILM BIG ARTS SCHEIN PERFORMANCE HALL FEBRUARY 15 24 SA 16 Corky Siegels Chamber Blues ........................................ 8 PM SU 17 Starling Chamber Players, IU School of Music ........ 3:30 PM Community Theater Play Reading: The Growers .......... 7 PM M 18 Film: A Royal Affair ........................................................... 7 PM W 20 FORUM Lecture: Dr. Stephen Roach ........................ 7:30 PM TH 21 Classical Concert: Storioni Trio ................................. 7:30 PM SU 24 Island Jazz .................................................................... 3:30 PM FORUM Lecture: Dr. Fiona Hill ................................ 7:30 PM GRITTY CHICAGO BLUES BLENDED WITH CLASSICAL CHAMBER MUSIC Saturday, February 16 8 PMCORKY SIEGELS CHAMBER BLUES WITH MATTHEW SANTOS Benefactor Sponsor John M. & Mary Jo Boler Grand Patron Sponsor Thursday, February 21 7:30 PM $42; Loge: $47 Child 17 & Under: $15 Program includes Haydn, Beethoven, Liszt & PiazollaSTORIONI TRIO Benefactor Sponsor The Ferguson Foundation Supporter Family of Joe Boscov


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 201354 Poetic Presentations Of Visual Art ArtPoems, the collaborative transmedia poet and artist project of Southwest Florida, will celebrate its eighth year at BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall Thursday, February 28. There will be a reception beginning at 7 p.m., with the presentation to follow at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 general admission. The group of 12 artists and 12 poets collaborated to produce poems inspired by artworks and artworks inspired by poems. Poets will perform their poems, sonnets, ballads, sestinas and free verse while the paired paintings, sculptures, photography and mixed media artwork are exhibited on stage and on screen. Lucas Century (spiritual photography), Lawrence Voytek (sonic sculpture), Alicia Koyanis (fantasies in 3D), Mary Ann Devos (jewelry) and Jan Palmer (photography) will join last years collaborating artists Peg Cullen, Cheryl Fausel, Sheila Hoen, Hollis Jeffcoat, David King, Andi McCarter and JR Roberts. New poets JD.Daniels, Jim Gustafson and Pat Washington will join last years poet team of Jim Brock, Dorothy Brooks, Carol Drummond, Sandy Greco, Joseph Pacheco, Marsha Perlman, Sid Simon, Larry Stiles and Lorraine Walker Williams. Local musicians and Dance Alliance of Fort Myers will accompany several of the ArtPoems presentations. BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall is located at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. ArtPoems will be presented at the Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7. Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 MacGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. For more information visit www. BIGARTS.org and to purchase tickets stop by BIG ARTS or call Marks Box Office at 395-0900. Recycled Book SaleThe popular Recycled Book Sale of the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way, will be open to the public every Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. during February and March. Included in the sale will be gently used books, DVDs, CDs, puzzles, games and small gift items. Fiction is arranged alphabetically by author and non-fiction by subject. Proceeds will benefit local nonprofit agencies supported by the church. The sale is held in the Rookery Bookery on the churchs ground level beyond the courtyard garden. Worker at the Recycled Book Sale Iverson To Speak At LibraryOn Wednesday, February 20 at 2 p.m., the Sanibel Public Library welcomes Author Kristen Iverson. Iverson will be doing a presentation and having a book signing on her book Full Body Burden. Full Body Burden is a haunting work of narrative nonfiction about a young woman, Kristen Iversen, growing up in a small Colorado town close to Rocky Flats, a secret nuclear weapons plant once designated the most contaminated site in America. Its the story of a childhood and adolescence in the shadow of the Cold War, in a landscape at once startlingly beautiful and -unknown to those who lived there -tainted with invisible yet deadly particles of plutonium. Join in at 2 p.m. in Meeting Room #4 of the library to hear Iversons story. There is no charge for the program and it is open to all. Poets Corner selected by Tanya HochschildCoffee Andby Jim GustafsonWe are having morning coffee. You have read the paper, which I no longer do. I read my books. You do a Sudoku. I can sense your moves slight turns, shifts in posture, I do not need my eyes to know yours are rising over the rims of your glasses, bringing mornings light to me. With your never drifting smile, you declare, Well, we did it. Did what? I ask, turning to you. We set out to grow old together and we have, you say. I lean in from my right, you from your left, we come together erasing the air with our lips. You return to your Sudoku, I to my book. We have made love Yet again. Jim Gustafsons poems have most recently appeared in Symmetry Pebbles, Hektoen International Journal, Boxing Insider Magazine, Barefoot Review, Poetry Quarterly and Front Porch Review. His book, Driving Home is soon to be published by Aldrich Press. He lives in Fort Myers where he reads, writes and pulls weeds. We invite submissions from local poets. Anyone interested may submit their work via email to tutsie@ comcast.net. Each week, individual work will be showcased. Book ReviewLocal Author To Sign CookbookLocal author Connie Hope is doing a book signing at the Island Book Nook at 2330 Palm Ridge Road on March 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. There will be an opportunity to meet and talk with the author and to have her autograph her cookbook for participants. This is her first cookbook In Additionto the Entre, which solves the problem of what side dishes to serve. These dishes can be prepared quickly while not sacrificing their taste. Connie was surprised to find out that in Florida many people are cooking less, they just put things together quickly. Connies collection of recipes is not so much a traditional cookbook as a putting together cookbook. The recipes consist of a mix of several ingredients to just mix, heat and serve. Deciding on the main course, the entre, is easy. You can stop at the supermarket to pick up a roasted chicken, a turkey or even grill a hamburger. However, what else to serve with the entre can be puzzling. In Additionto the Entre will guide you in selecting the perfect side dish to serve with your meal. In Additionto the Entre is packed with 190 side dish recipes to complement the entre and 200 colored photographs. 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55 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013 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, Mussels Marinara, Chicken WingsSanibels Best HAPPY HOUR4 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge1/2 Price DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society Display at LibraryA display detailing the first 60 years of the Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society is available for viewing at the Sanibel Library. The display features newsletters, lecture notes, minutes and items from the Vegetation Committee, and was developed by the Bill and Elaine Jacobson and Phyllis Gresham. Putting together this history was a labor of love, said Bill Jacobson. Its particularly interesting to note that Audubon people were involved in the wildlife refuge, SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) and early activities in defining Sanibel. he added. In 1953, naturalist and seasoned island visitor Ben Boyce recognized Sanibels and Captivas ideas about conservation, organized and became president of the Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society and sponsored a summer bird count and two environmental reviews. Early SCA program chair Opal Combs established a pattern of activities and schedules that still operate in the chapters programs today, including education, meetings, programs and discussions. In the 1990s, nature photographer and program chair David Meardon engaged other nature photographers to provide programs on destinations from Alaska to the Galapagos Islands. Current program chair Elaine Jacobson finds speakers with topics ranging from water management and ecojournalism to advocacy and environmental lobbying. Guided bird walks, public education, bird identification and concern for the environment are activities developed and expanded by the Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society that help the islands to this day. The Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society historic papers are part of the Sanibel Public Library Archives and are on display through February. Bill and Elaine Jacobsen with library staffer Wendy Lambrix Library DonationSanibel Public Library Youth Librarian Barbara Dunkle accepted donations from local author Sarah Elle Emm for the Teen Collection at the library. Emm provided copies of her new book, Prismatic, the first in the 3-part Harmony Run Series. Librarian Barbara Dunkle accepting donations from Sarah Elle Emm Author Magg To Speak At LibraryThe Sanibel Public Library is featuring local author Jeri Magg on Thursday, February 21 at 2 p.m. in Room #4. Magg will be doing a presentation and having a book signing on her book Historic Sanibel and Captiva Islands: Tales of Paradise. The story of Sanibel and Captiva Islands stretches back over three hundred years to a time when natives roamed the islands and Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon first met and tried to subdue the Calusa Indians in San Carlos Bay in 1513. The next few centuries were flooded with pioneers, fishermen and clergymen in their quest to tame the wilderness in search of a better life. Discover how anthropologist Frank Cushing visited pioneer Sam Ellis in 1895 after the farmer discovered bones on his homestead and how President Theodore Roosevelts men saved a little girl from drowning when he lived on a houseboat in Captiva studying local marine life. Join local history columnist Jeri Magg as she recounts the storied history of these little slices of paradise. Specialist To Speak At Shell Club MeetingLast December 16, 8 million bay scallop larvae were released into local waters as a part of a bay scallop restoration program. Recent scientific news articles have highlighted efforts to survey bay scallop populations in Southwest Florida and the efforts being made to restore scallop abundance to levels not seen in several decades. The hope is that improved water quality and recovery of seagrass beds will set the stage for a recovery in local scallop populations. Betty Staugler, sea grant extension agent for the Florida Sea Grant College Program in Charlotte County, headed this project and will be the guest speaker at the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club meeting on Sunday, February 17. The meeting will be held in the Education Room at the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum at 2 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. Refreshments will be served and door prizes given. For information call Joyce Matthys at 503-871-1082. Guest speaker Betty Staugler Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


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4B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013Center 4 Life ProgramsSanibel Fit 4 Life is the motto at Center 4 Life. All ages are welcome. Island Seniors, Inc. members may attend fitness classes held at the Center 4 Life, 2401 Library Way, by presenting a coupon. Booklets of 12 coupons can be purchased at the center; cost is $42, or buy three coupons for $10.50. Cash or checks to the City of Sanibel are accepted. Members of the City of Sanibel Recreation Center must show their membership cards to attend. Happy Hour Fitness Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m. with Sandi McDougall. Format is 45 minutes of cardio, 20 minutes of balance, core strength and flexibility exercises. Essential Total Fitness Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Cardio, muscle strengthening and flexibility training with hand weights, stretch cords, chairs and stability balls. Mahnaz Bassiri is the instructor. 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Raffled The center is holding a raffle drawing for an original painting by local artist Bea Pappas. Pappas has been painting for 47 years and teaching for 32 years. She is an exhibiting artist at the North Shore Art Association in Gloucester, Massachusetts and a signature member of ISEA (International Society of Experimental Artists). Tickets are $5 each or six for $25 and are available at the front desk at the Center 4 Life on Library Way. The painting is on display at the center. The drawing will be held Wednesday, March 6. The Chorus Is Coming Wednesday, March 6, under the direction of Steve Cramer. The Sanibel Community Chorus Ensemble will perform at the Center 4 Life Potluck Dinner. The event will be held at the Sanibel Recreation Center. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. with the performance at 6:30 p.m. Bring an appetizer to share. Drinks and dessert will be provided by the Center 4 Life. There is no charge for members, $5 for nonmembers. Call the center at 472-5743 for details on programs or stop by to register. New Sanibel Fit 4 Life Collapsible Water BottlesSanibel Fit 4 Life collapsible water bottles are on sale now at the Sanibel Recreation Center, Collapsible water bottles are great for filling up on the go and more convenient to flatten and toss in your bag than bulky reusable water bottles. They are also better for the environment as they reduce the use of disposable plastic water bottles. The collapsible water bottles are only $5 and are available at the Sanibel Recreation Center. February is Healthy Heart Month, so dont forget to stop by the front desk for the schedule and a punch card. For every Healthy Heart Month event you attend, you receive one stamp on your card. Turn in your card with five stamps and earn a free Sanibel Fit 4 Life collapsible water bottle. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information call 4720345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. Collapsible water bottle5B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013 Lot in Island Woods mid-island community of olde-FL-style homes with shared pool & tennis $224K One of the last undeveloped lots in The Dunes golf/tennis community with pool & beach access $299K Corner 1/2+acre lot overlooking intersecting canals in Shell Harbor, community beach access $885K Large cul-de-sac parcel on Umbrella Pool Rd, Sanibel Bayous, walk to Bowmans Beach $399K Near-beach 3 bedroom with library (or 4th bedroom), raised pool, & dock on Shell Harbor canal system $899K Beach-front Sandalfoot 2-bedroom walk-out with great income & low fees, on-site management $699K 2242 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Square #3 Real estate info & blog at SanibelSusan.wordpress.com Updated 2 bedroom at Loggerhead Cay, looks straight out over courtyard to beach, earns ~$30K annually $499K Bright ground-floor walk-out with nightly income at Sundial Beach & Golf Resort, steps to gulf $349.9K 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 Susan Andrews Realtor Broker Owner 20-year Sanibel resident, 20-year member Sanibel & Captiva Islands Assoc of Realtors Honor Society, 13-year member Florida Realtors Honor Society, 10+years National Assoc of Realtors Sterling R David Anderson Realtor Sales Associate Elise Carnes Listing Coordinator, Notary Lisa Murty Realtor Sales Associate Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


Donation Brings Campaign Total To $844KThanks to a generous donation of $25,000 this week from Tom and Laura Hanson, the Refuge Preservation Campaign has reached a new high of $844,000. We believe in investing in Sanibel, said Laura Hanson. We are deeply appreciative of this generous support for our mission to preserve Woodring Point property and improve the Refuge Education Center, said Campaign Committee Chair Jim Sprankle. Other committee members include Mary Lou Bailey, Chauncey Goss, Porter Goss, Doris Hardy, Jon Heinrich, Chip Lesch, McCabe, Mike Mullins and Bill Vanderbilt. The Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuges (DDWS) Preservation Campaign is raising funds to acquire 6.56 acres on Sanibel Islands Woodring Point for the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge and to update and enhance the refuges Education Center. The propertys preservation is a cooperative effort. DDWS and Lee Countys Conservation 20/20 program will each purchase part of the land, contingent on the refuge assuming responsibility to restore and manage both parcels. DDWS must raise private funds to purchase its parcel. The Woodring family, who homesteaded the property in the 1800s, currently owns the property, which is adjacent to the refuge and privately owned conservation lands. The purchase of the Woodring property will benefit the refuge, a key parcel necessary to re-create an intact habitat on the point. Its location at the entrance to Tarpon Bay, a vital habitat and feeding grounds for a variety of at-risk species and other fauna, makes its preservation especially critical, according to refuge biologists. If not preserved by the refuge, the land could be developed with as many as five dwellings, each permitted a boat dock extending into Tarpon Bay Construction of new homes and the increase in boat traffic would have significant impact on the habitat of both the land and marine species that live or feed on or near this property. With a successful campaign, this land purchase will protect rare bay beach habitat that more than 80 different land and marine species call home or visit for food and shelter, said DDWS President John McCabe. Our goal is to raise $1.4 million for the land purchase. The Education Center, which hundreds of thousands of people from around the world visit annually, is vital to the refuges mission of conservation education. Built and equipped over a decade ago, it will benefit from this campaign with the replacement of obsolete technology, the repair and updating of exhibits and improved public access, including an elevator. To properly enhance the Education Center, we hope to raise an additional $400,000, for a total of $1.8 million. The partnership of Lee County with the refuge to purchase and manage the property depends upon DDWSs ability to raise the additional necessary funds to save one of the last remaining bay beach properties on Sanibel. With a time-sensitive fundraising deadline of September 2013 to purchase the Woodring property, we will need major gift commitments to this campaign in order to be successful, said Sprankle. We look to our supportive community to help us save another environmentally crucial and historic parcel of Sanibel Island. For more information, contact DDWS executive director Birgie Vertesch at 2920566 or visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org/campaign-update. Tom and Laura Hanson with Campaign Committee Chair Jim Sprankle and dogs Jet and Silk The Woodring Point property borders Tarpon Bay, where the refuge already protects much of the land and waters6B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013 Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


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From page 1BWoodring Propertyacross the street to a remote area called Ladyfinger Lake, a spot even longtime islanders have seldom heard of, McCabe points out an old shack. The small building perhaps 12 feet long and 10 feet wide with a small porch in the front sits abandoned on some cinder blocks. I dont know how old that structure is but I was told it was used in a movie once, he said. Just look at it. Its got a lot of character, doesnt it? However, more important to McCabe and to the society, is the surrounding wilderness. A lot of animals of concern have been seen on this property, including the bald eagle, gopher tortoise, black skimmer, little blue heron, reddish egret and the red rat snake, among other species, said McCabe. And manatees come in and out of these channels all of the time. The smalltooth sawfish are back in these shallow areas, too, so this area is very critical for protection. Much of the Woodring property is dotted with mangroves along the waterfront accesses. As the marine entrance to the refuge, protecting this land is vital to protecting the wildlife on both the land and the water on this sensitive bay beach habitat, added Vertesch. While the final plans for all of the buildings on the Woodring property have yet to be determined, several of the structures would be preserved for educational purposes. Other buildings, which are no longer structurally sound, would be removed. Jim Sprankle is the chairman of the Campaign Committee. Other committee members include Mary Lou Bailey, Chauncey Goss, Porter Goss, Doris Hardy, Jon Heinrich, Chip Lesch, John McCabe, Mike Mullins and Bill Vanderbilt. To make a contribution to the Woodring Homestead Preservation Campaign, visit www.dingdarlingsociety. org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 2920566 or director@dingdarlingsociety. org. Map of Sanibel Island, showing the location of the Woodring property courtesy Ding Darling Wildlife Society Buying, Selling or just want to chat... Talk to Chuck! Buying, Selling or just want to chat... Talk to Chuck! An Island Resident Specializing in Island Properties An Island Resident Specializing in Island Properties 2400 Palm Ridge Rd. Sanibel, FL (239) 472-2311A er Hours (239) 209-6500WWW.SANIBELCAPTIVAREALESTATEGUIDE.COMRE/MAX AWARD WINNING REALTOR! Chuck Bergstrom Chuck Bergstrom ISLAND RESIDENT, REALTOR ISLAND RESIDENT, REALTOR WWW.CHUCKBERGSTROM.COM WWW.CHUCKBERGSTROM.COM Pine Cove 1A Pine Cove 1A Gorgeous 2 BR/2 BA Gulf Front Corner Unit. Gorgeous 2 BR/2 BA Gulf Front Corner Unit. Beautifully Furnished! Great Weekly Rentals. Beautifully Furnished! Great Weekly Rentals. $799,900 $799,900 www.pinecoveonsanibel.com www.pinecoveonsanibel.com Tarpon Bay Road Tarpon Bay Road Build Your Dream Home. Large 1-1/2 Acre Lot. Build Your Dream Home. Large 1-1/2 Acre Lot. Short Walk to Shops, Restaurants & Baileys. Short Walk to Shops, Restaurants & Baileys. $199,000 $199,000 www.tarponbayroadonsanibel.com www.tarponbayroadonsanibel.com 4203 Dingman Drive 4203 Dingman Drive Beautifully Renovated 4 BR/3 BA on Approx.1 Beautifully Renovated 4 BR/3 BA on Approx.1 Acre on West Gulf Dr. Across from the Beach. Acre on West Gulf Dr. Across from the Beach. $2,595,000 $2,595,000 www.dingmandrive.com www.dingmandrive.com Sandalfoot 3B2 Sandalfoot 3B2 Fully Furnished 1 BR/1 BA w/Gulf and Pool Views. Fully Furnished 1 BR/1 BA w/Gulf and Pool Views. Weekly Rentals. $28,000 Rental Income in 2012. Weekly Rentals. $28,000 Rental Income in 2012. $499,000 $499,000 www.sanibelsandalfootcondo.com www.sanibelsandalfootcondo.com The Ibis The Ibis Old Florida Style with All the Bells & Whistles. Old Florida Style with All the Bells & Whistles. Land/Home Package Includes Lot Preparation. Land/Home Package Includes Lot Preparation. $565,000 $565,000 www.mid-islandsanibelhome.com www.mid-islandsanibelhome.com 928 Pepper Tree Place 928 Pepper Tree Place Beautifully Constructed 2 BR/2 BA w/Den or Of ce. Beautifully Constructed 2 BR/2 BA w/Den or Of ce. Easy Walk to Beach Path, Pools, Tennis Courts. Easy Walk to Beach Path, Pools, Tennis Courts. $639,900 $639,900 www.gulfpineshomeonsanibel.com www.gulfpineshomeonsanibel.com Tennis Place C-35 Tennis Place C-35 Furnished 2 BR/11/2 BA with Boat Dockage. Furnished 2 BR/11/2 BA with Boat Dockage. Canal Front. Weekly Rentals. Minutes to Gulf. Canal Front. Weekly Rentals. Minutes to Gulf. $249,000 $249,000 www.sanibeltennisplacecondo.com www.sanibeltennisplacecondo.com SOLD8B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013


Young osprey living in one of the nests on the property A smaller abandoned structure on the property A small smokehouse, which is still in use Entrance to the Woodrings boat dock Dated stepping stones leading to the main house The main house on the Woodring homestead, which dates back to the late 19-teens Outhouse and other smaller structures on the property Garage structure, picnic table and hammock Guest house on the Woodring property9B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013


10B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013 A Raffle To Make Your Dreams Come TrueAs part of its annual fundraising efforts to support operations, the Community House has announced a very unique raffle featuring three fabulous prizes and, with only 300 tickets to be sold, a heightened chance for being one of the lucky winners. Prize #1 is a dream vacation in the beautiful wine country of the Cote dOr area of Burgundy, France. The winner of this prize will enjoy a weeks stay in a charming, fully equipped, three bedroom guest house in the lovely village of Santenay for a party of up to six people. Your activities for the week will be personalized for your interests by custom tour organizer Hidden France. You can chose to tour exclusive wineries, visit local historical and cultural sites, go bicycling in the countryside or dine in award-winning restaurants. (This prize is ground package only and does not include air travel.) Prize #2 is a $2,000 gift certificate from Congress Jewelers in Periwinkle Place, where you can find a new piece of designer jewelry to pamper yourself or a stunning gift sure to delight that special someone in your life. Congress Jewelers has an array of fine jewelry and watch brands to choose from, including many designer lines. In addition, their famous Sealife by Congress collection is now available in its own boutique at Periwinkle Place, featuring its line of shell-inspired jewelry and nautical creations in 14k gold or sterling silver. Prize #3 is an airline trip of your dreams, with two round-trip tickets on JetBlue to any destination served by their system. You can choose a getaway to cities like New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Grand Cayman, Turks & Caicos, Barbados or Santa Lucia. With award-winning service and a reputation for quality, JetBlue will deliver you there in style. Raffle tickets are $100 per ticket and are on sale now. Only 300 tickets will be issued. You can purchase your tickets at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way; Bank Of The Islands, 1699 Periwinkle Way; or Congress Jewelers in Periwinkle Place Shops. The drawing will be held on Saturday, April 13, 8 p.m. at The Community House (during the Soul and R&B House Party). You need not be present to win. Prizes must be used within one year of the drawing. Proceeds from the raffle are used entirely for operating expenses of The Community House. The Community House is owned and managed by the Sanibel Community Association, an independent, non-profit community organization, as a service to island residents and guests. For more information visit www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net, call 472-2155 or stop by The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. A week in the wine country of Burgundy, France A $2,000 Gift Certificate at Congress Jewelers in Periwinkle Place Two round-trip tickets to any JetBlue destination Hortoons Event Largest Additional F o r a LIMITED T IME On ly Yo Yo Yo Yo Yo Yo Yo Yo Yo Yo Yo ur ur ur ur ur ur ur ur ur ur u T T T T T T T om om om m m om om m m m m my my m my my my my my m y B B B B ah ah ah am am a a a a a a Pu P Pu Pu Pu Pu u P rchase T T I I I I I I nc nc nc n nc nc nc nc nc c c n n l l l lu de de de de d de de de de de s s s s s s s s Ou Ou Ou Ou Ou O u O td td td td td td oo oo oo oo o o o o o r! r! r! r! *Off *O *Off Off *O O O O O er g e e ood ood ood d d d with with with h cou cou pon pon pon only only only E E E E E xclu xclu xclu lu u des des des des de es prio rio r rio r pu r pu pu rcha rcha rcha a a ses. ses. ses. ses. s ses. Not Not ot Not Not Not t val val al val val val v v va id w id w id w id w id w d d d w ith h ith th ith ith th t othe e othe othe othe othe r r of r of r of of of of of of f f f f f fers f f o o or disc c ount ount ount ount ount t s. s s s s s s s s L owes t Prices Guaranteed! 1 025 Periwinkle Wa y M o n Sat 1 0 5 E venin g s & Sunda y s b y appointme n t 57 9 0 41 2


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12B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013 FISH Cooking With Kids Presentation A SuccessBringing fun, nutrition and education together in a single event is something that FISH of Sanibel, Inc. is proud to talk about. Last year, FISH began a Cooking With Kids program which motivates and empowers children to make healthy food choices. Through hands-on nutrition education activities, children of all ages explore, prepare and enjoy fresh, affordable foods. They discover that good food is delicious and that learning how to prepare and cook nutritious meals is an important way to take care of yourself. The latest event was held on Thursday, January 24 at the St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church kitchen. Cooking With Kids events always incorporate a hands-on cooking demonstration and nutrition education by Celia Hill, county extension agent IV, Lee County Extension of University of Florida/IFAS. During the event, Hill used foods available from the FISH Food Pantry to teach the children and their parents/guardians about the importance of a balanced diet. She and the kids then cooked tasty, healthy meals; everyone got an opportunity to help prepare and, perhaps, most importantly, taste their kitchen creations. The Cooking With Kids program has been very successful, and we hope that our young participants are learning about health and nutrition while cooking meals to share with their families and friends. Thank you to all who helped facilitate this exciting evening, and to St. Michael & All angels Episcopal Church for being a great host for our latest event. said Christine Swiersz, FISH program director. Cooking with kids in January Kids learning to cook Isabella Rasi 239-246-47161101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 ENGEL & VLKERS Excellence in Real Estate A step above! International Client Base 600 Shops Worldwide Multi-Lingual Staff Your success is my aim. Sanibel 8-Ball Pool LeagueWhitewashCaptain Connie Martins Island Lifer team continued its climb upward in league standings with a 7-5 pounding of Bunts Ball Busters. The win pushed the Ball Busters into a tie with Bathroom Magic with only six weeks left in the season. Lifer Carmen Senese had a 3-0 night handing Ball Buster Captain Bob Buntrock his first whitewash of the season. Bathroom Magic shook off a slow start to win seven out of its last nine games and hand an 8-4 loss to Deep Pockets. Magic man Jack Dalton had another 3-0 night for the winners. Doc Lubinski paced the Odd Balls to a 7-5 win over Sanibel Caf with another 3-0 night, this time over Sanibel Cafs John Earle. Matt Hall chipped in with two wins for the Odd team. Pete Mindel and Joe Mason each had two wins for Sanibel Caf. The leagues year-end Singles Tournament is scheduled for Monday, April 1. Paying their $20 entry fees to date are: Jack Dalton, Chip Gelpi, Pete Mindel, Bob Buntrock, John Earle, Dave Doane, Kip Buntrock, Terry Ricotta, and Gator Gates. StandingTeam Name WonLost FirstBunts Ball Busters 13771 SecondBathroom Magic 13771 ThirdSanibel Caf 11791 FourthOdd Balls 100108 FifthIsland Lifers 90118 SixthSandycappers 88120 SeventhDeep Pockets 83125 EighthFresh Legion Crew 81127SANIBEL 8-BALL POOL LEAGUE 2012-13 Standings through February 11, 2013 Bathroom Magic8Deep Pockets4 Island Lifers7Bunts Ball Busters5 Bunts Ball Busters7Sanibel Caf5 Sandycappers6Fresh Legion Crew6February 11 Results Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


Student Advances In Science Fairby Jeff LysiakFor her Senior Division entry into the 2013 Thomas Edison Kiwanis Science & Engineering Fair, 17-year-old Amanda Podlasek decided that her Environmental Science project would focus on something meaningful not only to her but to her community: red tide. Podlasek, currently a junior at The Canterbury School, won first place in the 11th grade division for her project, titled Where can citizens place settling communities that is most effective in helping prevent the effects of red tide (Karenia brevis)? In addition, Podlaseks project went on to win the overall high school competition, as well as the regional title. Winning at competitions like this makes you want to work harder, said Podlasek. It also keeps you determined. I kinda expect a lot more from myself. In her project, which she began five years ago, Podlasek explains in her abstract, Recent issues with red tide outbreaks is high cause for sea animals to die, but not just that it also hurts the local beaches and the economy. However, it was the death of our local wildlife that made this researcher want to analyze the causes for outbreaks and search for solutions. According to Podlasek, she has spent the past five summers working at the Sanibel Sea School, which helped inspire the foundation for her red tide research. She also thanked Dr. Bruce Neill and Jenna Sullivan from the school for sponsoring her project, which will advance to the state level of the Edison Science & Engineering Fair, to be held in Lakeland in early March. Ive been to states twice before, said Podlasek. Its really exciting. You get to meet lots of new people, and from them, Ive seen lots of new ideas. Im starting to grasp things a little bit better now because Ive grown as a scientist. But academic aspirations aside, Podlasek is your typical teenager. She enjoys going to the beach, hanging out with her friends and shopping. However, during the upcoming spring break, she and her mother will visit the campuses of Stetson and Lynn Universities. Id like to study biology or zoology, or maybe look into something that has to do with becoming a veterinarian, added Podlasek. But just like the Science Fair, I started out with a simple project, and every year, its grown a little bit more. Now, its a lot more complex. NARFE MeetingNARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association), South Lee County Chapter #1263, will meet on Thursday, February 21 at 11:30 a.m. at Famous Daves Barbeque Restaurant, 12148 S. Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers. The guest speaker will be John Hoglund from Southwest Florida Tinnitus & Hearing Center. For information call 482-6713. Amanda Podlasek poses with some of the trophies she won during this years Edison Science & Engineering Fair Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom Securities o ered through Securities America, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC Rick Zurbriggen, Registered Representative. Advisory services o ered through Securities America Advisors, Inc., Rick Zurbriggen, Investment Advisor Representative. Zurbriggen Financial and the Securities America companies are not a liated. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 In Real Estate Worldwide Real Estate Sales Annual Rentals Vacation Rentals2400 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel, FL 33957 www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311 800-388-2311 Although she has multiple degrees in Music, and has enjoyed singing and playing pipe organs and piano most of her life, Shirley Richards has earned her living in sales. She was a Sales Manager at both Pitney Bowes and at CBS before starting her real estate career in 1987 in Illinois. Ovid Richards obtained an MBA from Indiana University and joined Shirley in the real estate business in 1989, following a long and successful career in the nancing industry. ey have both been inducted into the prestigious RE/MAX Hall of Fame and Shirley is the recipient of the RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement award. Most of the Richards real estate career was focused on the Barrington, Illinois, market; a gorgeous and unique suburb of Chicago. Shirley and Ovid Richards have owned a house on Sanibel Island since 1997. Prior to moving here permanently, they were able to enjoy their Island Paradise when not busy selling real estate in Barrington. After relocating to Sanibel in 2010, they joined RE/MAX of the Islands in 2011 to continue their real estate careers. Shirley and Ovid Richards have truly enjoyed helping people buy and sell real estate for over 25 years. Today they continue to assist others nd their personal Paradise.......here on the islands!MEET ONE OF OUR SALES ASSOCIATE TEAMS Ovid & Shirley Richards Is e #1 Brand e MOST Visited Real Estate Franchise WebsiteNOBODY IN THE WORLD SELLS MORE REAL ESTATE THAN RE/MAX 13B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013


14B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013 Couple Donates Four Bicycles To CHR; Bike Bistro Giving Refurbishmentby Jeff LysiakThe idea of cleaning out their cluttered garage gave Fred and Janet Fowler an even better idea: giving back to their community. The Fowlers, part-time residents of Sanibels Gumbo Limbo subdivision since 2008, discovered that they had four bicycles still in working order but in need of a little TLC that werent being used in their garage, so they mentioned it to Steve Martin, owner of The Bike Bistro in South Fort Myers. We werent using the bikes any longer, and he offered to refurbish them at no charge if we were going to donate them to charity, said Janet. Who wouldnt want to do something nice like that? It will make us very happy to know that these bikes will be going to people who are going to need them. Initially, the Fowlers had three bicycles two adult bikes and one childs bike but upon further inspection of their garage, they stumbled upon a fourth bicycle. Martin picked up all four bikes, brought them to his shop and is restoring each of them to fine working condition. I offered to let us fix them up, said Martin, owner/operator of the bicycle sales and repair business located 2.5 miles from the Sanibel Causeway. People are going to use these bikes to go to work, so were happy to do that. Were a neighborhood bike shop, so it will be good to see these bikes rolling through the community again. The Fowlers decided to donate the bicycles to Community Housing & Resources (CHR) of Sanibel. Im sure theres a family in our system thats going to be able to use these bikes, said Kelly Collini, executive director of CHR. We have 74 families in our rental units, and 35 children in those families. For many of them, bicycles are their main mode of transportation, so theyre going to be thrilled to get them. Once Martin and his Bike Bistro staff have completed the restorations and refurbishments, he will deliver the bicycles to Community Housing & Resources headquarters on Library Way. Weve had a lot of community support lately, and we thank the Fowlers so much for thinking of CHR, added Collini. Steve Martin and Clint Carter from The Bike Bistro with one of the bicycles donated by Fred and Janet Fowler of Sanibel to Community Housing & Resources Pool Service & Supply Pool Service & Supply Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Free computerized water analysis Free computerized water analysiswww.bannerpoolservice.com FL Lic. #CPC1457804 FL Lic. #CPC1457804STORE HOURS: M-F 9-4 SAT 10-1 SERVICE: MON-SAT 8-5 Stop by our store in Anchor Point 1633 Periwinkle Way Th e I s l a n d s Full Se rvi ce C PA Fir m B u s i n e s s & I n d i v i d u a l T a x e s Bookkeeping Small Business kkeeping Small B P a ble erson a W ith Aff ord a a l S ervice W W s F ee s C 4 7 2 1 3 2 3 C a l l 2 3 9 4 The Village Shops 2340 Periwinkle Way, 2, Sanibel ay J 2, Sani b Villa g e S e riwinkle W a S ho p s 2340 P Pe Dbt Dbt Pnn Dfrt Pnn Dfrt Pnt Pnt Cnnt Cnnt Rt Rt Cnf Cnf F Ett F Ett L Wb L Wb Mb, Mb Mb, Mb Cnft O Pt Cnft O Pt A Sn A Sn PAVERS PAVERS GIGI GIGI D Gbtn, I. D Gbtn, I. 239-541-7282 www.gigicompanies.com 239-541-7282 www.gigicompanies.com Or Visit Our Showroom Or Visit Our Showroom Lic.# S3-12238


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Around The Islands With AnneSanimals Are Cuddly Toys That Come With A Nature Lessonby Anne MitchellWhen Amy Dunavant, owner of Fridays Child childrens clothing and toy store, was creating a line of Sanibeltheme stuffed animals, like the former elementary school teacher that she is, she just had to include a nature lesson. Her Sanimals six in all with more to follow each come with a hang tag that gives specifics of the creature, whether it be a bottlenose dolphin, loggerhead turtle or a snowy plover. She gives weight, appearance, diet and other information, plus a fun fact about each one. The Sanimals tag also carries a Sanibel-style message: care, protect, educate, and includes a promise to help care for the environment. The Sanibel label is not just a catchy name. There has been a true collaboration with island businesses in bringing this product to market. For example, local graphic artist Dave Horton created the logo, using a seahorse, turtle, spoonbill beak and gator jaws, among others, to spell out Sanimals. Then Dunavant asked Bob Kern, owner of Island Graphics, to print the colorful and informative tags, each with a photograph of the particular animal in its native habitat. Right now, Fridays Child also has the green tree frog, bobcat and alligator. Prices run from $16 to $25. A mother of three, Dunavant wanted the Sanimals to be safe for children of all ages. They are soft, cuddly and free from choking hazards such as plastic eyes. On her list of other Sanibel critters she wants to add are the otter, manatee and roseate spoonbill. Its been a work in progress since she came up with the idea and she tweaked the models many times until they were to her liking. Now, seven months later, they are in the store. Dunavant has really adopted the animal theme in her charming, beach-inspired store. Youll find T-shirts for tots to teens with sharks, crabs, alligators and other graphics, as well as a line of infant onesies with her own exclusive designs. Fridays Child is in Periwinkle Place, 2075 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 472-9500. Tonight, Friday, February 15 from 5 to 9 p.m., Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery will hold an artists reception, cocktail party and fundraiser for FISH, an island charity that helps neighbors in need. Local artist Myra Roberts will be unveiling a number of her newest paintings during the reception. The following week, Thursday, February 21 to Sunday, February 24, Lily & Co. will let the good times roll with a Mardi Gras-themed party encompassing an international watch show and wine tasting with a good cause. To kick off the festivities, Lily & Co. will host Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Clubs Sanibel Uncorked Wine & Food Festival from 4 to 8 p.m. February 21 with silent and live auctions with lots of items up for bid as well as wine sampling, food, continuous cooking demonstrations with local celebrity chefs, and musical entertainment. The Optimist Club created Sanibel Uncorked five years ago to help continue its mission of helping children and providing higher education opportunities through its six four-year scholarships. Lily & Co. will team raffle a Michele timepiece as a benefit for the San-Cap Optimist Club. Tickets are on sale at the jewelry gallery at $10 each. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Lily & Co. will hold its second annual International Watch Show, an event where guests can buy, sell and trade timepieces and see a large selection of international new, pre-owned, and vintage timepieces. Representatives from the Michele, Bertolucci and Hour Collection, Inc. watch lines will attend the event. Michele timepieces pay homage to the art deco designs of South Beach. The Hour Collection features timepieces by Patek Philippe, Rolex, Cartier, Chopard, Piaget, Breitling, Ebel, Baume & Mercier, Panerai, Elysee, and Ulysse Nardin. Bertolucci combines Italian inspiration and Swiss know-how into watch making. The Sandbar restaurant will have its grand opening on Monday, February 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. Attendees will be able to sample the food, have a few drinks and see the dcor changes that have taken place. Owners Chet and Nancy Niesel and General Manager Brian Silveira completely remodeled the former Stone Crab Restaurant. They also feature local artist Myra Roberts retro style paintings. She also created a special painting for the restaurant. Roberts will be on hand at the event and her giclees and prints will be available for sale. The Sandbar serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week at 2762 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, phone 472-0305. Lovers of frozen yogurt who like to bring their dogs along for the treat are welcome at Zebra Frozen Yogurt. Pets will receive a free dog frozen yogurt to eat at the outdoor seating, where there is always a bowl of water waiting. Since we opened in November we have noticed many of our customers bringing their dogs and having a frozen yogurt in our outdoor seating area, said Blanaid Colley, owner. So far they love it, she added. Zebra Frozen Yogurt is in Baileys Center at the corner of Periwinkle Way and Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel. LIVE ON THE ISLANDS George & Wendys Seafood Grille offers music Tuesday through Sunday. Tonight, Friday, there will be live music by The Trouble Starters, a rock band. On Tuesday, its Chris Coile with s and s hits. Karaoke is Wednesdays from 9 p.m. to midnight. Robby Hutto, guitar and vocals, will entertain on Thursday. Sunday Jazz Brunch with live smooth jazz is from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday is Ladies Night with drink specials and DJ Eric with a turntable full of hits from 9 p.m. to midnight. George & Wendys is at 2499 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 395-1263. This weeks lineup at Traditions on the Beach at the Island Inn includes: Friday, Joe McCormick and singer Barbara Smith; Saturday, Joe McCormick and singer Marvilla Marzan; Sunday, Dusk Duo with Dean and Kathy Winkleman on piano, guitar and vocals; Monday, Dusk Duo with Dean and Kathy Winkleman on piano, guitar and vocals; Tuesday, Pianoman Joe McCormick with popular music and smooth vocal stylings; Wednesday, Prime Rib and Prime Jazz!; and Thursday, dancing to Joe McCormicks popular favorites and smooth vocal stylings, R&B, jazz and pop. Traditions is at 3111 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, and is open from 5 p.m. until late Monday through Saturday. Live entertainment starts at 7 p.m. For reservations, call 472 4559. Traders Store & Cafe features music by Chris Workman on Sundays and 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 Jacaranda has entertainment nightly from 7 to 11 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, various artists are featured. On Sunday, its Jamaica Dave & Co., reggae and dance; Monday, Renata, jazz, contemporary music and dance; Tuesday, Steve Scooter Reynolds, acoustic guitar, contemporary music and dance; Wednesday, Buckeye Ken, contemporary, Top 40 and blues; Thursday, 2 Hot, contemporary, reggae and dance. The Jacaranda is at 1223 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-1771. 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. The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn has live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Crab races take place Mondays and Thursdays. 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. Keylime Bistro features live music days and nights seven days a week with Ken Limeri playing jazz sax from 6 to 10 p.m. every Tuesday. The bistro is at 11509 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, phone 395-4000. Restaurant owners/managers, please e-mail or fax your entertainment schedule to Anne Mitchell at islandsuncity@aol.com or 395-2299. The bobcat, from the Sanimals collection at Fridays Child The loggerhead turtle, one of six Sanimals The snowy plover, one of six local Sanimals critters A line-up of Sanimals at Fridays Child in Periwinkle Place16B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013


Part I of IIThe Gavins And The WalkersTwo Black Families And Their History On Sanibel IslandThe following is reprinted with minor changes, from a 1996 series of articles by Katie Fjeldstat to mark the Gavin and Walker family reunion, attended by more than 200 peopleTo many people, Sanibel is thought of as a natural and simple way of life. However, the Gavins and Walker families have seen the island evolve since their first arrival in the early nineteen hundreds. To them, natural meant the isolated beaches and simple consisted of dirt roads that led to the few houses and cottages and resorts in existence at that time. It has been over 70 years since the Gavins and Walker clan first came to Sanibel. Isaiah and Hannah Gavin were drawn to Sanibel in the early 1900s because of the agricultural industry. They came to the island from Walkulla County with their four children. The Gavin family became the first black family to establish residence on Sanibel, and Gavins and Walkers still remain on the island. Because black people could not own land at that time, they lived in homes owned by white people. The Gavins and Walkers began growing tomatoes, eggplant and bell peppers. Frank P. Bailey was responsible for marketing and shipping vegetables as far away as New York. Like the Gavins, the Walker family moved in order to farm. Harry Walker brought his wife, Pearl Alice Baker Walker, and their four children to Sanibel from Savanna, Georgia. They became the second black family to call the island their home. Eugene Gavin, a current Sanibel resident, was one of Isaiah and Hannah Gavins and Harry and Pearl Walkers many grandchildren. He has fond memories of his childhood on the islands. People were less prejudice on Sanibel, Gavin said. We just went about and did our own thing and got paid doing the same work as the white people. Everyone was friendly on the island, and we got along well. Since black and white children did not attend the same school in the early nineteen hundreds, the Gavin and Walker families sent their children to the Church. It was located across from what is now Baileys on Tarpon Bay Road. We called it the `black school because it was where we went to school, church, movies, and plays for Sanibel and Captiva, remembers Eugene Gavin. It was everything rolled into one. However, at least seven children had to be enrolled in the school for it to stay open. Sometimes we would run out of kids and our families would have to send the children into Fort Myers for school. It took about an hour to get to class and the ride took its toll on us, said Gavin. Eventually, both families had houses on Sanibel and Fort Myers so when the schoolon the island had to close, they would spend the school year in Fort Myers. Because the Gavins and Walkers were the only black people with children on Sanibel, they spent a lot of time together. It was fun because we had the freedom to go to the beach, shelling, or play in the woods, added Eugene Gavin. Life was not just playing and having fun, though. Gavin remembers his grandparents working very hard to make a living. We never had to worry about food but everyone worked very hard. And the mosquitoes did not make things any easier. While Eugenes grandfathers farmed, his grandmothers would do housekeeping for various families and take care of their own children. When the hurricane of 1926 blew through Sanibel, it ruined the farming industry. The soil became too salty to grow crops. Therefore, Eugenes grandparents had to find other ways to make a living. Eugene remembers his grandfather, Isaiah Gavin, as a very resourceful man. He never sought any sort of financial assistance, always did things himself. He worked off of the land. Because of Isaiah Gavins hard work and resourcefulness, he will not be forgotten anytime soon. My grandfather told me how he couldstand on the beach, look clear across Sanibel and see the bay because there were no trees to block the view. Mr. Bailey decided he wanted some decoration and asked my grandfather to plant some trees, Eugene says with a hint of pride in his voice. Any pine tree you see along Periwinkle, my grandfather either planted or it is a seed from one of his trees. As the years wore on, Harry and Pearl Walker began speding more time in their house in Fort Myers. They would spend the weekends in Fort Myers visiting some of their children who had moved there as adults. Groceries were also cheaper on the mainland so they would do all of their shopping on the weekends, explains Gavin. Returniing to Sanibel after a long weekend on the mainland in the late 40s or early 50s, the Walkers found their house had been burned to the ground. They never discovered the cause of the fire or blamed anyone for the tragedy. Instead, Eugenes father was instrumental in locating and coordinating a house for his inlaws on Tarpon Bay Road. Mrs. Walker remained in that house until the late 70s or early 80s, two years after her husbands death. Two weeks ago, this historical but run-down house on Tarpon Bay Road was demolished. The Gavins and Walkers became related in 1934 when their children, Edmund and Elnora, were married. Elnora was the daughter of Harry and Pearl Alice Baker Walker. Edmunds parents, Isaiah and Hannah Gavin, were the first black family to establish residency on Sanibel. Although Edmund and Elnora were still in their teens when they were married, Edmund was able to support his new wife working at the Island Inn. This Inn consisted of a restaurant and cottages, where visitors could come to relax in Sanibels peaceful environment. South Seas Plantation, Tween Waters Inn, Dean Mitchells Motel and Casa Ybel were the only other cottages that existed on the island. After working at the Island Inn for a few years, Edmund found he wanted to seek his own work. My father was always a hard worker, said Eugene Gavin, one of Edmund and Elnoras many children. He was his own person who liked to be in business for himself. Any work that was needed, my dad would do. I never remember him complaining about any work, he seemed to love it all. He worked as a landscaper, paved driveways, and even sold shells to the Shell Factory in North Fort Myers. When we were around six or seven, old enough to help dad, we would go to the beach and collect shells for him, remembers Eugene. During the winter months we would collect three or four junonias a week. The beaches had the same type shells as today, but they were more plentiful back then. Eugene describes his father as very strict, like a drill sergeant. However, he liked working with his father because it was exciting to be away from home. I would work for my father, uncle or grandfather just so I could get away from the same routine at home. I loved to explore, to know about everything around the island, said Eugene. In 1984, Edmund Gavin was acknowledged for his hard work and dedication to the community of Sanibel by being selected as Grand Marshal of the Sanibel Parade. The parade was held in November to celebrate the islands 10th birthday. As part of the festivities, Edmund rode in a Rolls-Royce convertible in the parade. Eugene remembers his mother, Elnora Gavin, as very loving and kind. Her arms were always open to all family members and outsiders. She was loved and respected by many, Eugene said fondly. An example of his fathers strict upbringing and his mothers gentleness can be explained in a story Eugene still remembers today. My dad had his truck parked outside our house. One of my brothers thought it would be funny to take the battery from the truck and drain the water. When my father asked my brothers, Ken, Edmund Jr., and me who did it, no one would confess so he punished all three of us. The next day, while my father was at work, my mother asked us who did it and Ken admitted it was him. When we went to school, Edmund and I beat him up! Eugene explained, laughing. We still tease Ken about it today. Elnoras sister, Virgil Walker Fuller, was also a very caring woman that helped influence the Gavin children. She was a very loving aunt. We always felt very close to her, said Eugene. Having a person like her always willing to help and listen shapes a childs behavior and helps them to develop. The Gavin and Walker families were always very close and Eugenes uncle, Harry Walker Jr., had a large impact on all the Gavin children. He was the only person in that generation of Gavins and Walkers to finish high school, college, and serve in the United States Military. He was a role model to all of us. We really looked up to him and would love it when he would come back and visit Sanibel from college or the military, says Eugene. Because of Harrys influence, all of Edmund and Elnoras 20 children graduated from high school, 11 attended college or a trade school, and three served in the military. We have combined over 100 years of military service in our family, says Eugene proudly. My mother was also instrumental in getting all of her children to attend school. She always believed that education was essential. Another relative that left an impression in the lives of many was Eugenes aunt, Sally Gavin. She lived on Sanibel, but moved back to where her family originally resided, Tallahassee. In the late 1960s, after segregation had legally ended, many black people still sat in the rear of the bus. However, one morning Sally was riding the bus with her grandson and he wanted to sit in the very front, right behind the bus driver. As they took their seat, the bus driver turned around and told them the seat was reserved. Weve paid our money, Sally said sternly. This is where were sitting. Now, you just need to turn right around and drive this bus. The bus driver obliged. The second generation of the Gavin and Walker families were very close and helped shaped the lives of all Edmunds and Elnoras 20 children. We have all taken a little piece from each of our relatives that has affected our lives in some way, said Eugene. Indeed, with such a large family, and the tree continuing to grow, each family member has taken a leaf from the branch of every relative and let it blow through the wind, influencing their next journey in life. Harry Walker, who came to Sanibel in 1923, with a friend, Carly Minyard Pearl Alice Walker17B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 201318B Dunes Sunday Mixed GolfThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club announced the Sunday Mixed Golf results from February 10. Format: 1 Net Better of 4 (Throw out worst three holes) 1st Gary Dutton Mike Dutton Anne Frymoyer 36 John Frymoyer 2nd Hank Humphrey Ann Humphrey Warren Kimber 36 Barbara Kimber 3rd Jim Fantozzi Jane Fantozzi Felix Curcuru 37 Carol Curcuru Note: Next weeks format will be COD (Carts, Opposites, Drivers). PARADE O F H O ME S V i s i t SUNDAY, FEB 17 from 1 to 3 p.m TROPICANA CO-OP 16711 McGre g or Blvd, Fort Myer s (Corner McGregor & Jo h n Morris R d) 2 3 9 -24 3 -082 2 w ww.trop i canacoop.co m Y ES! Y OU CAN AFFORD A FLORIDA HOM E To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 From page 1BSanctuary Golf ChallengeThis event was originally started by The Sanctuary Golf Club with the membership donating the Club for the day in support of our island community. We truly appreciate our partnership with the Charitable Foundation of the Islands and all of the many generous participants and sponsors, added Ken Kouril, general manager of The Sanctuary Golf Club. Many thanks to the generous donors, including Title Sponsor The Sanctuary Golf Club. Diamond Sponsors Tom and Elaine August, Al and Sally Hanser, Chip and Nancy Roach. Platinum Sponsors Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, FGCU Foundation, John and Donna Schubert, Bahnik Foundation. Gold Sponsors Gordon and Linda Coons, Barry Humphries, Bill and Pat LaMothe, Dick and Mary Butler, Beachview Birdie Hunters, Dale and Libby Hanson, Charlie and Gail Sheetz, Art and Susan Cassell, BB&T-Oswald Trippe & Company, Mike Gadaleta, Scott Gregory, Don and Nancy Rolley, Tim and Julie ONeill, Mary and Dick Jalkut, Jeff and Suzanne Springer, Butch and Jackie Bingham, Sandy and Colin Black, Sanibel Home Furnishings, Ray and Diane Knight, John and Kay Morse, Stroemer & Company, PA, Bill and Judy Cheney, Hodges University, Jim and Patty Sprankle, FGCU Athletics, Steve and Laura Kreter, Gene and Lynne Blanc, Chris Heidrick & Co. Insurance, Sandcastle Construction Co., Warren and Barbara Kimber, Grampys Charities, Mickey and Becky Ciriello, Tween Waters Inn, Ralph and Carolyn Clark, Bob and Marlene Burris, Stuart Buck, Barclays Wealth, Jack, Randy, TO and JD, Jim and Carmen Courter, John and Lisa Schmidlin, Lee Memorial Health System Foundation, Gene and Mary Burt Lankford. Helicopter Sponsor Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. Lunch Sponsors Paul and Lucy Roth, Case Pearlman, Bank of the Islands, AJ and Sunny Scribante. Drink Sponsors Bob and Sara Berendt, Alan and Joan Klutch, David and Ellen Raisbeck. Special Sponsors Darlene and Bob Duvin, Bob and Cynthia Hammersmith, Richard and Linda Green, Robert and Dixie Bowden, Golisano Childrens Hospital. Hole Sponsors Chuck and Helen Ketteman, Bob and Sara Berendt, Diane and Nick Lopardo, Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, Mark and Barba Low, Vince and Marilyn Conoscenti, Walter and Virginia Thackara, Bill and Cathie Thiede, Sheridan and Dick Snell, David MacKenzie, Peter and Paula BentinckSmith, AJ and Sunny Scribante, Liddy Johnson, Garry and Barbara Scheuring, Bonnie and Al Koch, Jon and Gretchen Heinrich, The Bird Brain on Bird Lane, RT and MN Lewis, Steve and Mary Paige Abbott, Steve and Lena Brown, Joe and Ellen Thomas, Tom and Barb Dunham, Jim and Mary Nelson, Paul and Brenda Schneider, and Congress Jewelers. For more information about the Charitable Foundation of the Islands, contact Al Hanser at 472-8300. For information about The Sanctuary Golf Club, contact Sheryl Tatum at 322-5182 or statum@sanctuarygc.net.


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20B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013 A New Manager, A Revamped Lineup Offers Promise For The 2013 Boston Red Sox by Ed FrankAs the 2013 edition of the Boston Red Sox assembled here this week for the second year of spring training at the magnificent JetBlue Park at Fenway South, the feeling was obvious that after two consecutive disastrous losing seasons, improvements major improvements must be made this year. The third manager in the last three years, John Farrell, who was Bostons pitching coach from 2007 to 2010, offered this upbeat outlook a few days prior to spring training: Im excited about our balance. We have professional, successful individuals with proven track records. We have guys who have come from winning playoff teams and World Series teams. Nine new players were added to the Red Sox 25-man roster in the off-season by general manager Ben Cherington, who told the media last week that he takes the blame for the 69-93 season last year. That record followed an historic final-month collapse in 2011 resulting in the firing of manager Terry Francona. Manager Bobby Valentine was fired after last seasons freefall. The off-season overhaul by Cherington added these key pieces to his roster: Catcher David Ross, first basemen Mike Napoli and Lyle Overbay, shortstop Stephen Drew, left fielder Jonny Gomes, right fielder Shane Victorino, starting pitcher Ryan Dempster and relievers Joel Hanrahan and Koji Uehara. This is a huge one-year change in personnel and presents a challenge to integrate these new faces into remaining Red Sox roster. And it signifies a major change in Red Sox philosophy going from building within through their farm system to a major roster overhaul via the free agency route. Although spring training is the time to evaluate talent and adjust to changes, it appears that the opening day lineup is pretty well set. Center Field Jacoby Ellsbury, .271 batting average in 2012 Right Field Shane Victorino, .255 in 2012 Second Base Dustin Pedroia, .290 in 2012 Designated Hitter David Ortiz, .318 in 2012 First Base Mike Napoli, .227 in 2012 Third Base Will Middlebrooks, .288 in 2012 Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, .222 in 2012 Left Field Jonny Gomes, .262 in 2012 Shortstop Stephen Drew, .223 in 2012 The teams projected pitching rotation at seasons start most like will include Jon Lester, Clay Buchholz, John Lackey, Ryan Dempster and Felix Doubront. Lackey missed all of 2012 recovering from Tommy John surgery so his effectiveness is in doubt. The closer role goes to Joel Hanrahan, who was 36 of 40 in saves last year for Pittsburgh with a sparkling 2.72 ERA. The Red Sox are expecting a dominating season for the newcomer. Red Sox faithful, among the most fervent in baseball, grew impatient and dissatisfied of late. But its a new season with a radical new cast of characters in Red Sox uniforms. They will soon know whether their beloved team can once again return to winning baseball. Everblades Just Eight Points Out Of First The Florida Everblades hockey team is on the road this weekend facing Greenville tonight, Friday, and first-place Gwinnett Saturday and Sunday. They started the week with a 24-16-4-5 season record with 57 points and a third place standing in the ECHL South Division, but just eight points behind Gwinnett. In the last 10 games, Florida record five wins, three losses, one overtime loss and a single shootout loss. In the leagues Eastern Conference standing, the Everblades were sixth, but again just eight points behind second-place Gwinnett. The first eight teams in the conference qualify for postseason play. BIG SLEEP SAVINGSDECLARED BY ALAND SLIDE!!OFFICIAL PROCLAMATION:GET IT ALL: Wide Selection Latest Styles Comfort ChoicesR E D U C E D FREE DELIVERY FREE SET UP FREE REMOVAL McGregorSummerlin GladiolusSan Carloswww.furniture-world.net239.489.3311 $439 $519 $539 $899 SAVE THE DATE SAVE THE DATE MARCH 16, 2013 MARCH 16, 2013 FGCU-SANIBEL INVITATIONAL FGCU-SANIBEL INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT GOLF TOURNAMENT Benefitting CHRCome play with the FGCU mens golf team!!!To be held at SANIBEL ISLAND GOLF CLUB & CLUBHOUSE RESTAURANTFormat will be a shambleEach threesome will be partnered with a FGCU golf team member.Sign-up sheets will be available at the Sanibel Island Golf Club Pro Shop, SanibelCaptiva Community Bank, Sanibel Caf and Island Pizza For information call 472-2626 For information call 472-2626 To advertise in the Island Sun call 395-1213


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CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Some of you eager-to-please Moon Children might want to delay some decisions until midweek, when you can again think more with your head than your heart. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A new business venture seems to offer everything youve been looking for. But be careful that that rosy picture doesnt betray traces of red ink under the surface. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A volatile situation needs the kind of thoughtful and considerate care you can provide right now. Therell be plenty of time later to analyze what might have gone wrong. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Your loyalty to a friend in a tough situation earns you respect from people you care about. Those who criticize you dont understand what friendship is all about. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Your strong work ethic is rewarded with the kind of challenging opportunity you love to tackle. Now, go ahead and celebrate with family and/or close friends. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A legal matter you thought had been finally resolved could require a second look. But dont make any moves without consulting your lawyer. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Taking charge is what you like to do, and since you do it so well, expect to be asked to lead a special group. This could open an exciting new vista for you. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) An important matter might wind up being entrusted to you for handling. The responsibility is heavy, but youll have support from people able and eager to help. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A spouse or partner might make an important, even life-changing, suggestion. Consider it carefully. It could hold some of the answers youve both been looking for. BORN THIS WEEK: You always try to do the right thing, and for the right reasons. No wonder people have come to depend on you. On Feb. 21, 1828, the first printing press designed to use the newly invented Cherokee alphabet arrives at New Echota, Ga. A young Cherokee, Sequoyah, had invented the written language, consisting of 86 characters. Within months, the first Indian language newspaper in history was printed. It was called the Cherokee Phoenix. On Feb. 24, 1836, in San Antonio, Texas, Colonel William Travis issues a call for help on behalf of Texan troops defending the Alamo, an old Spanish mission and fortress under attack by the Mexican army. Only 32 men from the nearby town of Gonzales responded to Travis call for help. On Feb. 23, 1885, a 19-year-old man named John Lee is sent to the gallows in Exeter, England, for the murder of a rich older woman. After the noose was put around his neck the lever malfunctioned three times. The authorities, mystified at the gallows inexplicable malfunction, decided to ascribe it to an act of God. Lee was sent to prison instead. On Feb. 18, 1930, Pluto is discovered at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Ariz., by astronomer Clyde W. Tombaugh. In 2006, however, the International Astronomical Union announced that Pluto would no longer be considered a planet due its relatively small mass, just one-sixth that of Earths moon. On Feb. 22, 1959, Lee Petty defeats Johnny Beauchamp at the just-opened Daytona International Speedway in Florida to win the first-ever Daytona 500. The race was so close that Beauchamp was initially named the winner. Three days later, with the assistance of news photographs, Petty was officially named the champ. On Feb. 19, 1974, Alexander Solzhenitsyn awaits reunion with his family after exile from Russia. Publication of The Gulag Archipelago, a detailed history of the Soviet prison system, prompted Russia to exile the 55-year-old author. On Feb. 20, 1985, in a highly controversial vote, the Irish government defies the powerful Catholic Church and approves the sale of contraceptives. The Irish Supreme Court found that a constitutional right to marital privacy covered the use of contraceptives. It was noted American poet Ogden Nash, best known as a composer of droll verse, who made the following sage observation: Some tortures are physical / And some are mental, / But the one that is both / Is dental. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, if youre like the average American, you consume 132 pounds of sugar every year. Compare that to folks in the year 1700, who consumed only about 4 pounds of sugar per year. If you cook a single ostrich egg, you can feed 24 people. When you studied history in school, you probably didnt learn about Edward Hyde. He was a cousin to Queen Anne and was appointed to the post of colonial governor of New York, in which position he served from 1702 to 1708. Though hes not well known now, he was quite the talk of the colonies in his day. It seems that when a delegation of colonists went to his mansion to welcome the new governor, they found him sitting on the front porch, crocheting a doily and wearing one of his wifes dresses. At his first formal ball as governor, he wore a gown. His eccentricities continued until he was caught embezzling public money and was returned to England. The next time you see a shampoo commercial and note how creamy and frothy the lather seems to be, keep this in mind: The model in the advertisement probably has either laundry detergent or frothed egg whites on her hair. Those who study such things say that 10 years after a hot dog has been dumped in a landfill, the wiener could still be intact. When you stop doing things for fun you might as well be dead. -Ernest Hemingway THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY22B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013


The Charitable Foundation of the Islands is truly grateful to the Sanctuary, the sponsors and the participants.This years event will net over $87,000 Which will be used to fulll our mission to help those in need on our islands. Last year CFI distributed ove r $80,000 to island residents and island workers in need. Including $25,000.00 to be drawn on by FISH where we jointly assess individual needs as they arise.Over the last eleven years the Sanctuary Community Golf Challenge has raised over $737,000 to support the islands people. We are pleased to be able to support the islanders who are in need and again say thank you to all who participated in this years Challenge. The Charitable Foundation of the Islands and the many islands people it serves wishes to say a very big THANK YOUto The Sanctuary Golf Club and its many generous members who hosted and sponsored Title Sponsor The Sanctuary Golf Club Diamond Sponsor Tom & Elaine August Al & Sally Hanser Chip & Nancy RoachPlatinum Sponsor Sanibel-Captiva Trust Company FGCU Foundation John & Donna Schubert Bahnik FoundationGold Sponsors FGCU Athletics Barry K. Humphries Bill & Pat LaMothe Dick & Mary Butler Beachview Birdie Hunters Grampys Charities Steve & Laura Kreter Dale & Libby Hanson Charlie & Gail Sheetz Art & Susan Cassell Sandcastle Construction Michael J. Valiquette General ContractorGold Sponsors ContinuedDon & Nancy Rolley Tim & Jul;ie ONeill Mary & Dick Jalkut Gene & Lynne Blanc Jeff & Suzanne Springer Butch & Jackie Bingham Sandy & Colin Black Warren & Bobble Kimber Sanibel Home Furnishings Ray & Diane Knight Heidrick & Co. Insurance Risk Management Svcs. Stroemer & Company, PA Bill & Judy Cheney Hodges University Jim & Patty Sprankle Tween Waters Inn Jack. Randy. TO and JD John & Kay Morse Jim & Carmen Courter Gordon & Linda Coons Bob & Marlene Burris John & nLisa Schmidlin Lee Memorial Health Systems Foundation Gene & Mary Burt LankfordGold Sponsors Continued BB&TOswald Trippe and Company Mike Gadaleta, Scott Gregory Mickey & Becky Ciriello Ralph & Carolyn Clark Stuart Buck Barclays WealthHelicopter SponsorSanibel-Captiva Trust CompanyLunch SponsorsBank of the Islands AJ & Sunny Scribante Paul & Lucy Roth Case Pearlman, Corporate Benets Drink SponsorsBob & Sara Berendt Alan & Joan Klutch David & Ellen RaisbeckSpecial SponsorsDarlene & Bob Duvin Bob & Cynthia Hammersmith Richard & Linda Green Childrens Hospital Robert & Dixie BowdenHole SponsorsChuck & Helen Ketteman Bob & Sara Berendt Diane & Nick Lopardo Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt Mark & Barbara Low Vince & Marilyn Conoscenti Walter & Virginia Thackara Bill & Cathie Thiede Sheridan & Dick Snell David MacKenzie Peter & Paula Bentinck-Smith AJ & Sunny Scribante Liddy Johnson Garry & Barbara Scheuring Bonnie & Al Koch Jon & Gretchen Heinrich The Bird Brain on Bird Lane R.T. & M.N. Lewis Steve & Mary Paige Abbott Steve & Lena Brown Joe & Ellen Thomas Tom & Barb Dunham Jim & Mary Nelson Paul & Brenda Schneider Congress Jewelers 23B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013


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On Monday, February 18, The Dunes Golf Club wil hold Championship Round 1 Championship Flight Medal Play. All others Match Play. On Wednesday, February 20, Club Championship Round 2, will take place at 8:30 a.m. Shotgun / Lunch to follow, 4 Man 2 Best Quota Points/Make Your Own Foursome (for those not playing in the Club Championship). The DMGA Club Championship Finals will be held on Friday, February 22.. Sign up sheets are on the board. Make sure you sign up to play! Mens Golf Association event results for Wednesday, February 6, Mens Interclub Qualifier Magnolia Landing / 2.11.13 are as follows: Interclub Qualifiers Tom Veratti +14 Mike Hnatow +8 Bill Hotchkiss +6 Bob Schoen +3 Jim Boughton +1 Joe Raboy +1 Douglas Mallon +1 Jack Czarnecki Phil Pilibosian -1 George Sell. Rounds 1st2ndTotal Presidents Cup Flight Rains, Gordon 1st6168129 Burkholder, Jim 2nd6569134 Mistler, Jeff7 72.64136 Davis, Noel 7070140 Rohl, Bob 7170141 Finzen, Terry 6874142 August, Tom 7766143 Raboy, Joe 7176147 Schoen, Bob 7177148 Curcuru, Felix 7772149 Greenberg, Ed 7879157 Czarnecki, Jack 7976155 Perkins, Dan 8794181 Vice Presidents Cup Flight Veratti, Tom 1st 6160 121 Hotchkiss, Bill 2nd5566121 Miller, Joe 6577 142 Lindman, Bob 6972 141 Weymouth, Don 7067 137 Pilibosian, Phil 7279 151 Roberts, Jack 7269141 Winner in a score card playoff. Rounds 1st2ndTotal Governors Cup Flight Mclaughlin, Bruce 1st7062132 Hnatow, Mike 2nd6968137 Jewett, Skip 7375148 Cortopassi, Sandy7477151 Dutton, Gary 8272154 Daly, Bill 7482156 Richmond, Mike 8473157 Friedersdorf, Max 8679165 Treasurers Cup Flight Swain, Bill 1st7369 142 Grosse, Ken 2nd7472146 Sprinkle, Bruce 7576151 Reynolds, Dave 7777154 Trautwein, Jack 8280162 Parmelee, David 7684180The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Mens Golf Association Presidents Cup Results 2nd Round Wednesday, February 6 Nifty NinersThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Nifty Niners event results for Thursday, February 7, best odd/best even were as follows: Flight 1 Odd Holes 1st Bridget Funk 16 2nd Valerie Hotchkiss 18 Maureen OBrien Even Holes 1st Valerie Hotchkiss 10 Maureen OBrien 2nd Judy Yenkole 12 Flight 2 Odd Holes 1st Pat Haggerty 16 2nd Rosemary Ryan 19 Peggy Hogg Even Holes 1st Rosemary Ryan 9 2nd Sue Norpell 11 Dorothy Hirschfeld Sandra Jones I Island Management YOUR LOCAL HOMEGROWN MANAGEMENT COMPANY 711 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel, Florida 33957 16956 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers Fl. 33908 14828 Captiva Dr. Captiva, Fl. 33924 Visit our web site: www.islandmgmt.com SERVING YOUR COMMUNITY: FORT MYERS SANIBEL CAPTIVA FORT MYERS BEACH Dont Worry...Well Manage It Licensed Property Managers In House Accounting Staff Supplemental Services (Pool Cleaning, Repairs) Over 20 years Local Experience CALL NOW FOR A FREE CONFIDENTIAL PROPOSAL (239) 472 5020 The Dunes Mens Golf Association Championship Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the DifferenceEmail your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com 26B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013


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In other words, even if your residence increases 6 percent over the course of a year, the amount that the taxable assessment can increase is limited to 3 percent. Over the course of several years, the Save Our Homes assessment cap can result in tens of thousands of dollars of property tax savings. While it is generally a very good thing to declare Florida as your primary residence, there is an estate planning danger that you should be made aware of. My experience is that most attorneys from other states who do estate planning arent aware of the Florida descent and devise rules. These rules govern to whom you can leave your Florida homestead in your will or trust. Simply stated, absent a nuptial agreement that expressly waives the Florida homestead descent and devise rights, you must leave your house to your spouse. While this isnt a problem for most married couples who own a home jointly with rights of survivorship, consider the couple who have a residence here and another one in another state and who have separate wills or trusts. In many of those situations, the attorney will suggest that the homes be split between the two trusts. In other words, the husbands trust might own the Florida residence while the wifes trust owns the other residence. The attorney would recommend this to split up the amount of assets between the two trusts in an effort to utilize both spouses exemptions from estate tax. But heres the issue in order for your will or trust to use the estate tax exemptions (at least under the pre-2012 law that most trusts are drafted under), when you die and your Florida home becomes part of a testamentary trust such as a credit shelter (commonly referred to as A/B trusts) then you have an invalid devise under Florida law. Even though the testamentary trust is held exclusively for the surviving spouse, it is not an outright bequest to him or her. When you have an invalid devise, then Florida law doesnt care what your will or trust says. Your surviving spouse has a choice. He or she can elect to take a life estate in the residence or an undivided one-half interest in the residence. The children of the deceased spouse get the rest. This is true even if you wanted only one child to get the residence after the death of the spouse, or if you wanted some other distribution to occur. The law totally disregards what you have in your estate plan when you have an invalid devise. This can be dangerous for the surviving spouse. He or she owns the residence with the deceased spouses children. In second marriage situations, this can be especially troublesome. The surviving spouse wont be able to sell the house without the childrens permission or without their signatures on the deed. They have to split the proceeds of the sale of the residence even if they do agree to sell. Further, if one of the children has a creditor problem, then that could cloud the title to the property. Keep in mind that these issues did not arise until Florida homestead was declared. Everything about the estate plan was just fine. Nothing in the plan changed. But when the residence became Florida homestead, then all of these other issues automatically arose. This is one of the reasons why it so vitally important to make sure that your estate plan is up to date when you change from another states residence to becoming a Florida resident. Dont get me wrong. The advantages of becoming a Florida resident are many and usually outweigh these homestead descent and devise problems. Florida has no state income tax. Florida doesnt impose an estate tax or an inheritance tax. There are no intangible taxes. Generally speaking, it is economically advantageous to become a Florida resident. But when you do, just make sure that you keep your estate plan up to date. The descent and devise rules can be accounted for and even circumvented with proper planning. But if you dont adjust your estate plan and leave it in the drawer until something happens, that is when you could run into trouble. So make sure that you declare your Florida homestead before March 1, but at the same time, seek qualified counsel to make sure your estate plan is up to date. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Will PowerFlorida Homestead Peculiaritiesby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA New AgentsDon DeLuca, Broker of Royal Shell Real Estate, has announced that Maureen Ahmed, Pamela Olsen, Hank Bertodatto and Roger Stening have joined Royal Shell Real Estate, Inc. as real estate agents. ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS Maureen Ahmed Hank Bartodatto Pamela Olsen Roger Stening To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Week Three Of Healthy Heart MonthWeek three of Healthy Heart Month at the Sanibel Recreation Center continues Thursday, February 14, with a Pet First Aid Course from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, February 15 Zumba Party 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, February 16, Lee Memorial Bloodmobile 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, February 17 Compression Only CPR 3 to 4 p.m. USF Game 10 a.m Events are at The Sanibel Recreation Center unless noted otherwise. The Sanibel Recreation Center is at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information call 472-0345 or visit www. mysanibel.com.


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30B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013 Airport Welcomes Dawns Forest, Nevelsons Last Major Work Of ArtSpeaking of the difficulty in charting her life, sculptor Louise Nevelson once commented, Life isnt one straight line. Never. Most of us have to be transplanted like a tree, to blossom. It is wonderful to have that quotation in mind when considering Nevelsons largest, most complex environmental sculpture, Dawns Forest, which was moved from the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art to Southwest Florida International Airport in November, 2012. The sculpture Nevelsons last major work is a seven-piece, abstract work composed of balsa plywood and unified by white paint. The sections that create the whole include a powerful 11-foot tall, 26-foot long relief panel and a 54-foot long by 22-foot tall platform, along with three hanging elements and two free-standing columns that reach nearly 25 feet tall. It took crew of eight with a wide range of skills nearly a week to complete the installation at Southwest Florida International Airport. For those familiar with the airport, the sculpture now resides pre-security in the East Atrium between Concourse B and C, which allows passengers and visitors to walk under and around the intriguing and complex work. That is just what Philharmonic Center for the Arts CEO and President Kathleen van Bergen envisioned when she suggested the loan. The Philharmonic Center for the Arts strives to extend its reach beyond its Naples campus. So we are very happy that when visitors and residents arrive at RSW airport, the Nevelson sculpture a very significant work makes it clear that, along with incredible natural beauty and outdoor activities, Southwest Florida is a region that considers art and culture a very important part of our community, said van Bergen. Southwest Florida International Airport is very pleased to have Dawns Forest as part of its Art in Flight program, added Robert M. Ball, A.A.E, executive director of the Lee County Port Authority. The wide-open spaces and natural light in the terminal are the perfect setting for this magnificent sculpture. We know the millions of people who travel through the airport each year will enjoy the opportunity to view this work by world-renowned artist Louise Nevelson. Lydia Black, executive director of Lee County Alliance for the Arts, counts this installation of public art particularly satisfying. We are proud to help present a museum-quality sculptural piece free to the public, said Black. A sculpture of this magnitude at the airport, accessible to millions of visitors and residents, is a significant step towards raising awareness of the socioeconomic value of our cultural community to our region. Dawns Forest has been moved before. Originally commissioned by the GeorgiaPacific Paper Company, the sculpture graced the lobby of its company headquarters in Atlanta from 1986 until extensive remodeling forced them to offer the sculpture as a gift to a suitable home. Happily, the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art, with both the space and sympathetic collection of American modernists, expressed enthusiasm to accept the work as part of its permanent collection, and by the spring of 2010, Dawns Forest was installed in the Figge Conservatory. Al Sharpton To Speak In Fort MyersOn Saturday, February 23, the Reverend Dr. Al Sharpton is scheduled to be the honorary speaker at the Keep Moving Forward event presented by the James Brunson Youth Development Foundation. Held at the Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers, it begins at 5 p.m. and attire is semi-formal. Founded in Fort Myers, the James Boosie Brunson Youth Development Foundations mission is to create universal understanding through educational scholarships to recipients who are trying to make a better life for themselves and their families. With an education, they can achieve their goals, and the organization continues to assist students in making their dreams come true. Tickets are a donation of $60 per person or $75 after February 15. Go to www.jamesbrunsonyouthdevelopmentfoundation.org for more information. The Harborside Event Center is located at 375 Monroe Street, Fort Myers. For tickets, call The City of Fort Myers at 321-8120. Reverend Dr. Al Sharpton New AssociateJim Artale, broker associate, has joined John R. Wood Island Real Estate Inc. Artale has over 25 seasons as an island realtor. After receiving his brokers license in 1987, he immediately succeeded in being selected to the group of the nations top performers, where he remains today. 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32B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013 Tickets For Pam Tebow Event Benefitting Lifeline Family CenterPam Tebow, mother of Heisman Trophy winner and New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow, will speak at the Lifeline Family Center Annual Benefit on Thursday, March 21 at McGregor Baptist Church in Fort Myers. Tickets are $70 per person and are available online at www.lifelinefamilycenter. org or at the Christ Centered Lifestore at 7191 Cypress Lake Drive in Fort Myers. In addition to single tickets, tables of eight are available for $400. Sponsorships start at $1,000 and include a VIP reception with Pam Tebow. For table purchases or sponsorship information, contact Lifeline at 242-7238. The notoriety of the Tebow family increased when their youngest son won the Heisman Trophy following his sophomore football season with the Florida Gators. In 2010, Pam and Tim were in a Super Bowl commercial that celebrated family and life. Pam is also passionate about encouraging women to trust the Lord and to use the influence God has given them to impact their world. The Tebows lived for a number of years as missionaries in the Philippines and ran an orphanage in the Philippines, which has been home to scores of orphans since 1992. Pam and her husband Bob have been called homeschool pioneers. They began homeschooling in 1982. All five of their children were homeschooled from kindergarten through high school, and all received college scholarships. The fundraiser supports the mission of Lifeline Family Center, a privately-funded organization dedicated to providing hope for young women in unplanned pregnancies by offering a two-year residential program in a safe and secure Christian home. The goal of Lifeline Family Center is to enable young women to redirect their lives by breaking the cycle of poverty, abuse and neglect. Lifeline Family Center also has a community outreach ministry with satellite locations in Lee County to provide free pregnancy testing and crisis pregnancy counseling offering abortion alternatives. For more information, call Lifeline Family Center at 242-7238 or visit www.lifelinefamilycenter.org. Pam Tebow Sanibel Captiva Community Bank To Celebrate 10th AnniversarySanibel Captiva Community Bank will commemorate its 10th anniversary on Wednesday, February 20 with an open house at all four locations on Sanibel Island and in Fort Myers. Each location will serve cake and refreshments throughout the day. We are extremely pleased to celebrate our first decade with $236 million in total assets; a solid five percent increase over the previous year, said Craig L. Albert, president and chief executive officer at SanCap Bank. And, we earned $1 million during 2012, bringing our total earnings since we opened to $8 million more than any other bank in Lee County. Along with Albert, the only bank chartered on Sanibel Island is also recognizing eight employees who have served with the financial institution since opening. They are Sharon Baker, lead teller; Heather Dowling, vice president of special assets; David Hall, executive vice president and chief financial officer; Jacqueline Jones, deposit operations assistant; Victoria Matic, senior vice president and compliance officer; Jeanette Michaels, loan operations assistant; Nora Mohr, Library Way vice president and office manager; and Deborah Norris, McGregor vice president and officer manager. The bank currently has 39 full-time employees. The locally owned and operated bank, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank provides customized personal and business banking services throughout Southwest Florida. Specializing in residential lending, the bank offers free business and personal checking. The Sanibel Island banks are located at 2475 Library Way and 1037 Periwinkle Way, and in Fort Myers at 15975 McGregor Boulevard and 12480 Brantley Commons Court. To learn more, visit www.sancapbank.com. Red Cross Pet First Aid CourseThe American Red Cross Pet First Aid Course will be offered at the Sanibel Recreation Center on Thursday, February 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. Gain the confidence and skills necessary to tend to unexpected pet emergencies until professional veterinary attention is acquired. During the American Red Cross Pet First Aid Course, participants will have the opportunity to practice skills on realistic dog and cat mannequins. Course participants will receive a Dog First Aid and Cat First Aid Manual. The manuals each contain a 30-minute DVD with step-by-step information on safety procedures and dealing with medical emergencies. The cost of the course is $50 for members and $62.50 for non-members and includes all materials. 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33B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My sons teacher, hes in second grade, just mentioned to me that she thinks he may have visual processing deficits. I really dont understand what that means. Please tell me about this problem. Clarissa C., Fort Myers, Florida Clarissa, Processing deficits can be confusing to understand for many reasons. There is often a unique vocabulary to learn when you are trying to understand processing deficits and there is the conflict between what we understand as our senses, hearing, seeing, etc., and what happens with our senses and processing problems. Processing deficits are problems with the processes of recognizing and interpreting information taken in through the senses as defined by ldonline.org. Your sons teacher has indicated that he is having difficulty understanding, interpreting and using information that he sees visually. This does not mean that he has a sight problem; however, it means that the difficulty is how his brain uses information taken in via his eyes. According to Ferris State University, these problems manifest as difficulty remembering studied words, indecipherable handwriting, difficulties copying written words, a short attention span and frequently losing place while reading or reciting. Its also important to note that visual processing difficulties show up differently in different age groups. This is a rather large topic to discuss in a column, but I will provide you with some brief definitions, examples and ideas for remediation and recommendations for obtaining additional help. There are six main types of visual processing deficits; visual memory, visual sequencing, visual discrimination, visual figure ground, spatial orientation and visual motor integration. Visual memory difficulties are the inability to recall an image seen either a short or long time ago and might include problems with spelling, reading comprehension or remembering number sequences. Visual sequencing problems include seeing and distinguishing the order of symbols, words or images and would surface with reading and math work. Visual figure ground problems mean that specific images or printed characters cannot be seen on a printed page. It makes finding specific information very difficult. Spatial orientation, according to ldonline.org, is the ability to understand how objects are positioned in space in relation to oneself. This involves the understanding of distances both near or far, as well as the relationship of objects and characters described on paper or spoken. This is important in spacing on paper, judging time and moving efficiently. Visual motor integration is using feedback from the eyes to coordinate the movement of other parts of the body. Problems with this show up in copying from the board, appearing clumsy and having difficulty in sports (National Center for Learning Disabilities). Interventions should be developed for the specific areas of concern, but generally speaking, it helps to reinforce/ repeat directions orally, use color coding or highlighting for organization, clear text and spacing and, perhaps, more time to accomplish work may help. It is very important to work with the school and their personnel to develop a plan to address your childs needs. If problems continue despite school-based interventions, it is important to seek an evaluation from a trained professional such as a neurologist or clinical psychologist who can evaluate your child. There is quite a bit of information online about processing deficits. Two great sites to visit are http://www.ldonline.org and www.ncld.org. 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. Cultural Arts Center To Hold Ribbon CuttingThe ribbon cutting of the $5.8 million, 14,000-square-foot Harlem Heights Cultural Arts and Community Center will take place on Thursday, February 28 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the center, located in the Harlem Heights community at 15570 Hagie Drive in Fort Myers. The event is free and open to the public. The Heights Foundation supports the Heights Center, a place for education, opportunity and enrichment. The centers mission is to promote family and community development, support education, health and wellness, and provide the benefits of enrichment, expressive and cultural arts in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. The Heights Center stood as a shell for four years after the real estate crash forced a philanthropist to rescind a $4 million dollar pledge. Because of the generous support of local donors, along with the tenacity and dedicated work of our board of directors, advisory committee, employees, volunteers, the residents of Harlem Heights and the Harlem Heights Improvement Association, we were able to make the center a reality, said Kathryn Kelly, president and CEO of the Heights Foundation. We will open our doors debt-free. continued on page 38B Is your bug problem SPIRALING out of control?Tempco Pest Control can stop the spiral!Spiraling White Flies feast on more than 60 types of trees and shrubs and leave behind a white, waxy substance called honeydew that spreads rapidly. A black sooty mold develops destroying leaves, and covering cars, pools and patios. The end result is weakened trees, defoliation and a big mess. Dont wait another minute! 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34B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013 Superior InteriorsA Few Thoughts On Bedroom Decorating by Cindy MalszyckiAll of us require a place for tranquil reflection. Your bedroom is, or should be, that haven. If your bedroom isnt restful and restorative, then change it. If you share it, create a mutually agreeable atmosphere of a welcoming retreat from the outside world. Youll need to think about considering more than sleeping accommodations in arranging your bedroom. It invariably becomes the chosen place to accomplish those things that require privacy and solitude reading a book, writing letters, pursuing your favorite hobby or contemplating your plans for the next day. We can work with you to provide everything you need to create your very own special retreat. From draperies to bedspreads, accessories to new furniture we have it all. Have you considered designing a creative headboard one that can actually be an attractive wall treatment as well? A canopy look, an upholstered headboard, even gentle sheer fabric draped from your four-poster, can create a magical new sleeping environment. And custom bedding is a must. Fitted spreads, comforters, duvets complete with a variety of exquisite and decorative pillow shams, and double dust ruffles featuring ruffles, beads or even fringe are guaranteed to make your bed take center stage. Cindy Malszycki is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at cindy@decden. net. Remote Monitoring For Air Conditioningby Bryan HayesWouldnt it be nice to check and see how your vacation home or rental propertys a/c unit is doing? Wouldnt it help to ease your mind to be able to check temperature, humidity and usage from far away? With new technology this is now a reality. The industry has made huge strides in home automation and the benefits are endless: with just a few keystrokes on your computer or handheld, you are able to view how your a/c is operating. Have you ever worried that your a/c system is not keeping up in the middle of August? Have you had a problem with the a/c water drains backing up in the home in the past? You can check the humidity level in the home; if there is a condensate problem, you will see that you may have a higher humidity level than normal. Do you worry about guests or renters running the air conditioning with the doors open or to excess? This is something that will show up in usage reports and humidity level records. If you would like to turn the temperature down prior to your arrival, again a couple of keystrokes and you will walk into a comfortable home. Speaking of arrival, wouldnt it be nice to discover any problems with your a/c system and have one of our qualified technicians take care of the problem before you arrive? There are many different ways to automate your homes systems. You can install a whole house system that controls everything from lighting, HVAC, pool/ spa operation and everything in between. If you are interested in just doing the HVAC aspect, you can utilize a wi-fi compatible thermostat. There are many different options. The Nest is one such option that I have written about before. Honeywell also makes a line of systems that cover the gamut from simple to super-technical. One final note: these systems can also save you money. Bryan Hayes is a Sanibel air conditioning contractor. He also owns, with his brother Todd, an electrical business on Sanibel. He can be reached at Bryan@Sanibelair.com. Eden Energy MedicineAlleviate Chronic Headachesby Karen L. Semmelman, Certified EEM, JD, AAMLHeadache is defined in WordNet English dictionary as a noun that is: Pain in the head caused by dilation of cerebral arteries or muscle contractions or a reaction [to] drugs. 2. Something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness. From an Energy Medicine perspective, energy wants to move and needs space. If compressed or pressed (i.e., dilation of arteries or muscle contraction), energy surrounding the arteries or muscles cant dynamically flow. Remember the soft spot on a babys head and the sutures that must knit together to provide solid bone structure for protection of the brain? These same sutures remain present in our skull as adults. It is noted in wiki.answers. com In adult life the main function of sutures is to distribute impact force evenly around the skull. The collagen present in the interfacial layer coupled with the jagged interlocking joints distributes impact force evenly across the entire length of the sutures and connecting bone. Thus, trapped energy is moved out of the head at the suture points since they are not solid bone, but are interlocking joints. Using the structure of the body enables it to heal itself through simple techniques. The following EM exercise works for chronic headaches and takes about two minutes to complete: The Isometric Press for chronic headaches: Step 1. As you tilt your head to the right, place your right palm against the right side of your head over the suture line. While taking a deep breath and holding it, push your head and your hand against each other. Step 2. As you slowly release your breath, remove your hand and stretch your head toward your right shoulder. Repeat Step 1 and 2 two times. Step 3. Switch to your left side and follow Steps 1 and 2 for three turns. Step 4. With your head positioned straight over your spine, place the pads of all eight fingers on the boney structure at the back of your head right at the base of the skull. As you take a deep breath, push your fingers and head toward each other. Step 5. As you slowly release your breath, open your jaw as you drop your hands to your lap. 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35B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013 Dr. DaveSupplements And Prescriptionsby Dr. Dave HepburnDoctor, Id like to know if any of these supplements are interfering with the prescription you gave me for my foot fungus. Whats the problem, Bloggins? Well Ive noticed my left pancreas is itchy and my hair is sluggish. Exactly what supplements are you taking? Not sure, so I brought them with me. At this time I often hear a loud beeping sound as if a large delivery truck were backing up, whereupon I glance outside to observe a large beeping delivery truck backing up. Out tumbles the prize products of late-night infomercials, National Enquirer ads and so-called health shows (the ones that exhibit every health expert with the exception of actual health experts.) Here they are. Lets see. As Bloggins begins stacking bottles upon plastic bottles of virgin beaver tooth extract and beta609 isoelbowanoids, I note a preponderance of items beginning with G-like ginseng, gingko, grapeseed, assorted green thingamajigs and giblets of Gary Gilmour. As Bloggins proudly looks over his small pharmacy of assorted supplements, I soon learn that he has no idea what they are actually for. By the way, do you take any supplements doctor? I do What? he asks, eager to add whatever I might suggest to his little armada of bottles. Well, on a daily basis I take a Snickers pill, but when the moon is exactly one-third full, I take a couple of Mr. Bigs, particularly if I feel my serum transfats are getting a little low. But I actually do take supplements. My constant perusal of the Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine and Cosmo has convinced me to take curcumin, blueberry and salmon oil. I need supplements to make up for the paucity of these essential nutrients at the grocery store I usually shop at, the HersheySnickers Market. As I have previously expounded voluminously on the benefits of berries and salmon (for previous articles, please contact the Pulitzer archives and mention my name repeatedly), I turn my attention now to curcumin, as many of you do, if someone has just ingested a bowl of curry before invading your private space. Curcumin is a component of the tumeric spice that gives curry its brilliant colour and pungency. My mother once made hot curried chicken when I was six and Im convinced that the part that I didnt toss to the regretful dog is still eating away at my olfactory glands. Curcumin has previously been touted to increase our brainpower, improve our vision and give us happier prostates, apparently for good reasons. It has excellent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antiamyloid properties. It is these nasty amyloids that are constantly being implicated in Alzheimers disease. India has significantly less Alzheimers than North America, a cancer rate ten times lower and a statistically significant lower number of Kardashian fans, all indicators of better health. Could curcumin be the reason? It is currently being tested in multiple studies as a chemotherapeutic or chemopreventative agent because of its positive effects against cancer growth and spread. It is being studied in large prestigious cancer centers for its antioxidant properties and is now being looked at for specific cancer prevention and even treatment, including the dangerous melanomas (moles gone wild). In one study it caused melanoma cells to actually self-destruct. Curcumin is very safe and tolerable in that ingesting bushels of this stuff appears to cause no toxicity whatsoever, unless on a first date. As more and more disease processes appear to depend on inflammation to wreak their havoc on our brains, arteries and joints, curcumin offers us a safe and effective anti-inflammatory agent. Thanks for the info doc. Youve convinced me. Ill go pick up gurgumin right away. Dr. Daves book The Doctor is In(sane) is now available for those with a sense of humor and half a sense of health. Pick up a copy 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. 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DVIC Receives $5,000 Good Works Fund GrantDisabled Veterans Insurance Careers, dedicated to helping disabled U.S. veterans by providing new opportunities for training and employment in the insurance industry, has been awarded a $5,000 grant from The Florida Association of Insurance Agents Good Works Fund, which supports charitable giving in the insurance field with an emphasis on insurance education. The grant will assist DVIC with program capabilities, including the development of state-of-the-art training techniques that will prepare disabled veterans with skills for sales support and cross-selling personal insurance products for careers in the insurance industry by January 2015. DVIC thanks the FAIA and Good Works Fund for their support, said Gary V. Trippe, DVIC director and co-founder. Many disabled veterans will receive employment opportunities in the insurance industry, including education and licenses. DVIC will invite the participation of leading agents and brokers identified by leaders in the industry. Agents, brokers and insurance companies will initially work with the nonprofit organization by outsourcing sales and customer service functions to the veterans group. FAIA Good Works Fund is honored to support DVICs mission in educating, training and assisting our veterans in the insurance industry, said Jeff Grady, FAIA president and CEO. Through a partnership with an accredited institution of higher learning, training of up to one year will be provided through online courses and virtual classrooms. A stipend will be paid during training. All work will be completed via telephone and computer, thereby eliminating the burdens often associated with physical challenges. The goal is for the disabled veterans to work from a home office setting. Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers is a nonprofit organization with the mission to educate-train and generate meaningful employment opportunities for physically disabled veterans who will excel at proactively cross-selling personal lines insurance products on behalf of leading independent insurance agencies. For additional information, call 433-8523 or visit www.DVIC.us. American Lung Association Launches Annual Stairclimb EventRegistration now is under way and teams have begun training for the 2013 Fight For Air Stairclimb, scheduled for Saturday, April 27 at the High Point Place, 2104 West First Street in Fort Myers and hosted by the Gulfcoast Chapter of the American Lung Association. Last years event raised $45,000 for the battle against lung diseases such as asthma and lung cancer, which is the leading cancer-related death for men and women in the United States. Event organizers hope to up the fundraising effort to $50,000 this year. During stairclimbs, which the American Lung Association (ALA) hosts throughout the country, participants raise money by collecting pledges to ascend the stairway in a high-rise tower. High Point Place, the tallest building between Tampa and Miami, has donated access to one of its towers for the Fight For Air Climb. Climbers ascend the high rises 30 floors and 514 steps. Nearly 250 climbers participated last year, and we anticipate that number to increase substantially this year, said Kurt Goerke, regional director of the ALAs Gulfcoast Chapter. As is the trend nationally, the Fort Myers stairclimb is attracting an increasing level of support and participation from local firefighters. Firefighters don their full gear during the climb, providing a healthy competition between neighboring fire districts while at the same time inspiring non-firefighting participants. A very healthy rivalry has developed among the local fire departments, Goerke said. The firefighters all want to be the fastest up the stairs and generate the most donations. The event and our important cause certainly benefit from their involvement. Teams who have registered for the event are invited to begin training, and practice climbs are scheduled weekly on Saturday mornings beginning this month. The cost to register for the event is $25, and each climber must raise $100. More information and online registration is available at www.FightForAirClimb.org. Fight For Air Climbs are unique fundraising events for the ALA, usually occurring in prominent skyscrapers, stadiums or arenas and involve climbing multiple steps. Sometimes called a vertical road race, teams and individual participants often use the event as a fitness target, as a race or as a way to be active and meet new friends. Many climbers participate to support someone who has lung disease or as a memorial to someone who has passed away. The lung association chapters in West Palm Beach, Tampa, Orlando, Miami, Jacksonville and Fort Lauderdale also host Fight For Air Climbs. Sponsor of the local event include Lee Memorial Health System, High Point Place, Lee County Electric Cooperative, Bagel Bagel, Simplified Technologies, Culligan Water, Ree-Shape Your Life, Story Book Realty, McDonalds, Kings Brand, The Morgan House and Sun Harvest Citrus. For more information or to get involved, call 908-2685. 24 hour Emergency Service on Sanibel & Captiva239-437-5595 Check us out at Unionmechanical.com TAX-CONSULTING & ACCOUNTING SERVICESServing the islands since 1978 Professional and Confidential Income Tax Preparation Individuals Corporations Estates & Trust Tax Consulting Tax Deferred Exchange International Taxation State Tax Forms (239) 472-5152 1619 Periwinkle Way, Suite 102, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 M.S.T. Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 201336


37B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013 deaRPharmacistDoes Deer Antler Velvet Work? by Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: My hero is Ray Lewis of the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens, and I heard he took Deer Antler Velvet to recover from his muscle injuries faster. Do you recommend this? DD, Baltimore, Maryland As a Broncos fan, Ill answer your question, albeit reluctantly. Ive never recommended deer antler velvet extract, but its sold at health food stores and online. Deer antler spray was thrust into the Super Bowl spotlight with reports alleging Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis ordered the supplement as a sublingual spray and a pill to help him recover from a torn tricep injury, but interestingly, this supplement is also touted as a male sexual performance aid. Hang on for more on that. Deer antlers grow incredibly fast. The dietary supplements (when authentic) harvest antler velvet from growing deer, moose, elk and caribou. The antlers are removed from the animal before they form solid bone, and the velvet is removed. It can be painful, and Im worried that new demand will shortcut proper harvesting techniques. Anyway, after processing, the extract contains calcium, magnesium and zinc, as well as glucosamine, chondroitin and collagen, all of which support bone health. This crazy stuff is banned by the NCAA and the NFL (National Collegiate Athletic Association and National Football League respectively). Why? Because it contains IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor 1), a hormone that boosts testosterone. Its the IGF-1 that is banned, not deer antler. This is a good time to tell you that IGF-1 is a totally natural growth hormone. Its what makes children grow into adults. Its circulating in your blood as we speak, so IGF-1 is not bad; it happens to increase muscle strength and improve muscle recovery while breaking down carbs faster. You can measure IGF-1 with a blood test. As I said, antler velvet tends to mildly increase levels of your sex hormone testosterone. Is it a substitute for Viagra? While a little extra T does improve desire and sexual function, I doubt it will put enough lead in your pencil if your arteries are truly clogged. You see, erectile dysfunction is often a sign of coronary artery disease, so to mask it with a supplement or drug that gets your motor started doesnt make sense to me. Id rather you unclog the pipelines to get your blood flowing down south (and to your heart), but thats a different column altogether. As for women, deer antler velvet supplements may increase estrogen levels. If youre low in estrogen and need it for menopausal concerns, I guess you could ask your doctor about this supplement, but what if you are normal or high? Thats a major problem. These supplements contain estrogen compounds, so it could worsen any kind of hormone-sensitive condition such as uterine fibroids or cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical problems, endometriosis, fibrocystic breast disease or breast cancer. While it all sounds impressive, I simply cant find solid studies to recommend it. 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: Can you explain what the relaxation response is? A: Dr. Herbert Benson, who coined the term relaxation response, suggested that you can use your mind to change your physiology for improved health and even reduce your need for medications. To begin the relaxation response, focus on your breath. Practice breathing diaphragmatically (belly breathing). Imagine inhaling relaxation through the stomach, diaphragm and lungs; then imagine exhaling stress and tension you have carried in your mind and body. The breath is a life force that keeps you centered in the present moment. This is why the relaxation response is so important. The same mechanism that turned your bodys stress response on can turn it off. When you decide that the real or imagined situation is no longer a threat, your brain stops sending emergency signals to your brain stem, which in turn ceases to send panic messages to your nervous system. Several minutes after you shut off the danger signals, the fight or flight response burns out. Your metabolism, breathing rate, heart rate, muscle tension and blood pressure all return to the levels they were before the incident. So the relaxation response is to this day very useful as a natural restorative process. Let Our Family ... Take Care of Your FamilyInternal and Family Medicine 6160 Winkler Road Fort M y er s 239.482.1010Medical Care Close to Home In South Fort Myers A cce p tin g new p atients. M ed i ca r e a n d m ost insurances acce p ted. B oo k your appointment to d ay on l ine: Family Medicine 7 780 Cambrid g e Manor Place Fort Myer s 239.275.6778 To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


38B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013 From page 34BEnergy MedicineStep 6. Repeat Step 5, but as you release the breath, let your head fall forward toward your chest. Step 7. On an in breath, place your palms against your forehead as you push them into the forehead in an upward motion, while you push your head down toward your chest. On an out breath, release palms while your head continues to drop farther toward your chest. Do two more times. On the third round, on the out breath, lock your fingers behind your head and use your elbows to slowly gently pull your head downward. Feel better already? This is one exercise for a chronic headache. Other techniques to address allergy headaches or tension headaches or sinus headaches are available. Have fun with your energy. Send me your questions. Next weeks topic is boosting your immune system. Caveat: EEM does not diagnose or cure illness, but working with subtle energies of the body has been shown to help many conditions. If you have a questions for Karen, email her at ksemmelmanenergy@ gmail.com. Learn more at www.semmelmanenergy.com. EEM does not diagnose or cure illness, but working with subtle energies of the body has been shown to help many conditions. Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, The other day I met a new woman at a neighborhood coffee. She looked rather frazzled and stressed out, and later told us she cared for two grandchildren under three years old. Her daughters husband had walked out of their house, she had a ten-month-old son and was four months pregnant. She was five hundred miles away from her mother and father. Her parents drove five hundred miles to their home, gathered up the family and their belongings and moved them back to their home. When the new baby was born, they contacted the father to give him the news. He was not the least bit interested, and asked them not to ever contact him again. After the divorce was final, minimal child support was collected from the father by the state and they sent the check to the mother. The grandparents are parents again. They hate the thought, but the kids need their help. What are grandparents to do? We hope that this will not happen to us, but you never know as we are in our semi-retirement years. Karen Dear Karen, I am observing more and more multigenerational family assistance. This includes grandparents assisting with the care of grandchildren because their adult children have fallen on difficult times. In addition to this, adult children are caring for their elderly parents in their homes. In some cases, grandchildren are the primary care providers for elderly grandparents. So while the situation you describe is disappointing to you, it is more and more common. I think multigenerational assistance has always been around. What is different is we, as a society, are talking about it more, and questioning whether or not we want to assist family. Maybe people are becoming more selfish, maybe not. You will not find a sympathetic ear from me. You will find a lot of praise for stepping up and helping family in time of need, even when it conflicts with your own life plans. Pryce Dear Karen, This daughter is very fortunate to have parents who are able to help in a time of crisis. Many men or women do not have family members available, must struggle all on their own, and seek the help of governmental agencies. After the major problems are all resolved, the single parent should get himself or herself established on their own with their children and have their own private living space. It is a very, very difficult situation and is happening all around us. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. From page 33BRibbon CuttingIn 2012, the Heights Foundation and their partners provided 6,400 camp days, 6,000 afterschool days and 400 backpacks filled with supplies. Enriching afterschool and summer camp programs, literacy classes and early learning play groups helped children succeed in school. Adults in the Heights neighborhood benefited from financial education, Financial Peace training and volunteer tax assistance. Our current programs are bursting at the seams, said Kelly. Our new center will allow our programs to grow and flourish. We welcome the community to join us for the ribbon cutting to celebrate this milestone. For more information call 482-7706 or visit www.heightsfoundation.org. Voted Best Pharmacy on the Island 5 years in a row!ISLAND PHARMACY Over 9,000 Insurances Accepted and All Medicare D We carry nebulizers, crutches, wound care 239-472-6188Every Day Items Also! We specialize in Customer Satisfaction Caring for you and about you2330 Palm Ridge Rd, Unit 12 Sanibel Island, FL 33957Fax 239-472-6144 Bite and Itch LotionSmall Store Feel, National Chain Periwinkle Way Palm Ridge Road Periwinkle Way Pharmacists Reggie Mathai and Burl Sizemore Pharmacists Reggie Mathai and Burl Sizemore TM/MC Heath MartPHARMACY JD Powers Award In the Palm Ridge Plaza In the Palm Ridge Plaza Indispensable Advice from Dr. Dave Get your copy of Dr. Daves Book at Sanibel Island Books and Gifts,1571 Periwinkle Way 472-5223 Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


MichaelL.Novotney,M.D.,F.A.C.S. Brooke Drew, Physician Assistant Abraham Sadighi,M.D.,F.A.C.S. Cypress Lake DriveSummerlin RdS. Tamiami Trail R eflecti o ns Pkwy. BUSEY BANKJASONS DE LI Entrance coming from north Entrance coming from south Summerlin Lakes Drive The Patient and any one responsible for payments has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours or responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. Call for appointment!( 239 ) 243-96318010 Summerlin Lakes Drive, Suite 100 Fort Myers FL 33907 www.GulfCoastSurgeons.comDo you have pain, cramping, weakness, or aching in your legs while you walk or rest? What about consistently cold or numb feet? Do you have any wounds that just wont heal? If so, these may be signs of a very serious vascular condition that can lead to infections and amputations if left untreated. Call us today for a consultation. Most vascular concerns are covered by insurance.Call for a FREE Vein Screening!Stop living in pain! Schedule a free screening to determine if you have varicose veins.Wear shorts or a skirt to the screening. Eliminate Varicose Veins. Eliminate Pain.AFTERBEFORE39B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013


PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY CO N S TRU C TI O N/REM O DELIN G CO MPUTER S ERVI C E S LAWN MAINTENAN C E PET S ITTIN G Island Pet SittingKelly TyrrellIsland Resident395-9999kellyatyrrell@me.com 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 INTERI 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) 239-850-4128 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com 40B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013 Florida Pompano Almondine 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 cup butter cup lemon juice cup flat leaf parsley, chopped Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Place sliced almonds and four tablespoons butter in ovenproof dish; roast for seven minutes or until golden. Remove from oven and set aside. Sprinkle fillets with seasonings then dredge in flour. Melt cup butter in shallow skillet over mediumhigh heat; add fillets and cook three to five 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. Yield: 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 Almondine


PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY answer on page 43B 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 43B 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.comTREE & LAWN CARE Sanibel Family Owned & Operated Licensed & Insured / www.enviromow.com Complete Landscaping Services Tree Service and Pepper Clearing Lawn Care Landscape Trimming & Pruning Fertilization Weed Maintenance Mulch Applications Property Clean up239-896-6789 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 REMODELINGEDU C ATI O NAL CO N S ULTIN G Wright Educational ConsultingBehavioral erapy / Motivational Counseling & Secondary / College Placement / SAT PREPPeter R. Wright, M.A.T., Ed.S. 215 LaGrange Street, Boston, MA 2604 Roosevelt Place, Sanibel, FL Phone: (617) 872-2968 Email: prockwellwright@gmail.com W: W righteducationalconsulting.com IECA Associate Member 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: 841-430241B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013 FIND AT LEAST SIX DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PANELS


AUT O DETAILIN G FI S HIN G C HARTERLight Tackle Sport Fishing Tarpon Snook Red sh & More p CAPT. MAT CAPT. MAT T T MI MI TCHELL TCHELL USCG USCG Licensed Licensed & Insured & InsuredC: (239) 340-8651www.captmattmitchell.com email: captmattmitchell@aol.com 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 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 # CPC1457386REM O DELIN G Custom RemodelingCook & Son, Inc. Kitchen Baths Carpet Tile Hardwood Concrete Restoration Water Proo ng Stucco Plumbing ElectricalCGC1507121 O ce: 472-9137 Cell: 691-8445 G ENERAL CO NTRA C T O R S 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 Call me for your Valentines Day Gifts for him or her!Career information available Gift ideas availableCONTRACTORS HOME BUILDINGA full service contractor dedicated to exceptional quality at a reasonable price.Voted Best of the Islands 10 times since 1999New Construction Remodeling Commercial(239)472-0200Michael J. ValiquetteGENERAL CONTRACTORIsland Resident Lic. #CGC056909 Hurricane Protection ConsultantPROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY Pets Of The Week 42B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013 Hello, my name is Bandit. I am a one-and--year-old neutered male brownand-white hound. If you are looking for love, Im the total package. Im attentive and smart and know how to sit nicely. Watching people just fascinates me. Entertaining myself is not a problem but I would really love to have another dog to play with and be my buddy. I will be a great family dog since I like people and pets! My adoption fee is $25 (regularly $75) through February during Animal Services The BachelorPet adoption promotion. Hello, my name is Monkey. I am a four-year-old female shiny black domestic shorthair cat. You might think Monkey is a silly name for a cat but it kind of suits me. They named me that because Im cute, and when you hold me, I will put my arms around your neck and hang on just like a little monkey. If you are looking for a loving affectionate pet, look no more. My adoption fee is $25 (regularly $50) through February during Animal Services The BachelorPet adoption promotion. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www. LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Monkey ID# 556674 Bandit ID# 547817 photos by squaredogphoto.com


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CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON 44B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013 REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE VACATION RENTAL VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL ISABELLA RASIHAPPY TO HELP YOUWITH ALL OF YOURREAL ESTATE NEEDS! RS 1/4 NC TFN 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 Sanibel, FL 33957ISABELLA RASI(239) 246-4716EISABELLARASI@AOL.COM International Client Base 600 Shops Worldwide Multi-Lingual Sta SANIBELOPEN HOUSES POSTED DAILY RS 1/4 BM TFN Pfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL239-472-0004VISIT:SanibelOpenHouses.com ANNUAL RENTAL2/2 UF condo with den. On canal, East End of Sanibel. W/D, boat dock, deeded beach access, covered parking. $1,500/month. Call 239-728-1920.RS 1/4 CC TFN RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311RS 1/4 BM TFN ANNUAL RENTAL Apartment for lease on Sanibel, Mid Island, Furnished, 1B/1B $895. per month. Call 734-761-7600 ext. 231.RS 1/4 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTAL SANIBEL2BR/1BA, 1/2 Duplex East End Walk to Beach, Newly Remodeled, Adorable, Private Deck, W&D in unit No Pets, non-smoking unit. $1,295. + utilities. Call Bob 410-913-2234RS 1/18 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBEL472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/OwnerServing The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975 RS 2/1 BM TFNCANAL HOME Just off Island, this Executive home offers 3 bedrooms/2 baths/family room/ 2 car garage, screened in pool, direct access canal & boat lift. Offered UF @ $2,300/mo. DUPLEX 2/1 UF ground level duplex, Easy walk to beach, updated. Yard care and water included. $950/mo. ATTENTION HOMEOWNERS/REALTORSFamily looking for Owner Financing on a 3/4 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage Sanibel Home. Presently renting a home on Sanibel. We are looking to purchase. If you are interested in offering owner nancing please contact us. sanibelforme@hotmail.com NS 2/1 CC 2/22 Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277RS 1/4 BM TFN RS 2/8 BM TFN 1536 Bunting LaneSold by the Moran Realty Group SOLD FreeReal Estate SeminarLearn about the market, neighborhoods, condos, regulations, zoning, costs, rentals, contingencies, inspections,disclosures, contracts, clauses, etc.Mondays, 4:00 PM, Bank of the Islands 1599 Periwinkle, SanibelNo Obligation, No Sales Pitch, Just InformationCall to con rm John Gee & Company, RealtorsMoran Realty Group FOR SALE BY OWNER MARINER POINTE2 BDR. 2 BATH ENCLOSED LANAI POOL-TENNIS-BOAT DOCK FURNISHED NICELY DECORATED LOVELY BAY & GARDEN VIEW WAS $525,000 NOW 475,000 PRESENT MONTH LEASE INCOMEOWNER PHONE 472-6750 NS 1/25 CC 4/5 WE ARE FULLY BOOKED ARE YOU?Rental Properties Needed! King sher Vacation Inc. www.vacationking sher.com 239-472-2100 1633 Periwinkle Way Suite GNS 2/15 CC 2/15 LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RS 1/4 CC 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 1/4 CC TFN SANIBEL VACATION RENTALAdorable 2 bdrm/1 bath, 1/2 duplex, East End. Easy walk to beach, Close to shopping, restaurants. Fully equipped, newly remodeled, Private deck Seasonal & monthly rentals. Call Bob 410-913-2234.NS 2/1 CC TFN ATRIUM CONDO RENTAL2 bedroom/2 bath updated condo. Gulf Front, pool & tennis. Call on this rare offering Rentals Bi-weekly, monthly or Seasonal 239-633-9396 or DSears2007@aol.comRS 2/8 CC 3/29 FOR RENTTwo-bedroom cottage on Sanibel. Furnished. Ground-level. On quiet street near Gulf beach. Available FEBRUARY and/or MARCH 2014. Livingroom, dinette, full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bath, screened/ glassed-in lanai. Carport, w/d. $2,900 per month plus tax. Cable and all utilities furnished. Call owner 239-312-4164 or 859-749-7574. RS 2/15 CC TFN OPEN HOUSE WEST GULF DRIVESunday, February 17th 10 a.m. 2 p.m. 4203 Dingman Drive Sanibel Simply the Best... Gorgeous Renovation 4 BR, 3 BA Chuck Bergstrom 239-209-6500 Island Resident, Realtor RS 2/15 CC 2/15 YES! YOU CAN AFFORD A FLORIDA HOMEPARADE OF HOMES VISIT SUNDAY, FEB 17 (1 to 3 PM) TROPICANA CO-OP 16711 McGREGOR BLVD, FT MYERS (Corner McGregor & John Morris Rd) 239-243-0822 www.tropicanacoop.com NS 2/15 CC 2/15 ANNUAL RENTALISLAND EAST END Nice large 1-2 BRs furnished, ground level, screened lanai, washer dryer, etc. $895/$1,595 seasonal. 239-339-2337; 239-980-3592. Please leave message if no answer.NS 2/15 CC 2/15

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CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 45B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013 ANNUAL RENTAL SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED HEALTH AND WELLNESS BOATS CANOES KAYAKS MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS WANTED TO BUY LOST AND FOUND FOR SALE FOR SALE HELP WANTEDSANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RS 1/4 BM TFN HELLES CLEANING SERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047NS 1/4 PC TFN HOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Full Range of Services Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875RS 1/4 BM TFN HOME WATCH SANIBELProperty Management-Bookkeeping Call Bob or Sally Island Residents 239-565-7438, sanisal186@gmail.com WWW.HOMEWATCHSANIBEL.COMRS 1/4 CC TFN ADRIANAS CLEANING SERVICETotally honest with a passion for perfection. Home and condo. 239-839-3984 adrianabolen8919@hotmail.comRS 1/18 PC 2/22 PUESTA DEL SOL CLEANING SERVICEResidential Commercial Medical Banks Local/seasonal references/free estimate Low prices with free laundry!! Puestadelsolcleaning.com 239-770-4008 Juliasalazar3@hotmail.com 239-878-4472RS 1/4 CC TFN COMPANION SERVICE Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service, LLC Medical appointments, general transportation, shopping, light meal preparations, and light cleaning. Our services are customized to meet our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or for an emergency call 239-472-0556.RS 1/4 BM TFN SCARNATO LAWN SERVICELawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming Weeding, Installation of Plants, Trees and Mulch (one month free service available) Joe Scarnato (239) 849-6163 scarnatolawn@aol.comNS 1/25 BM TFN LOSE WEIGHT SAFELYWant to Lose Weight Safely and Naturally? We May Be Able to Help Contact Dr. Constance Clancy(Behavioral Health and Wellness Counselor)and Dr. Robert Fisher(Chiropractic Physician)At Island Chiropractic Center 239-472-6032 For A Free ConsultationNS 2/1 CC 2/22 DOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN CASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280 RS 1/18 CC 3/8 LOST AND FOUNDLost Ladies Watch Make: Brighton Area of Mucky Duck on Captiva Island Lost on Dec. 10, 2012 around noon If found call: 941-639-5395RS 1/4 NC TFN MUSICAL INSTRUMENTSKIMBALL BABY GRAND PIANO Black Satin 5 4. Original Owner Who Rarely Used It, 25 Years Old, Excellent Sound And Condition, With Bench. Great Piano. $5,500. OBO. 239-281-4179 NS 2/1 CC 2/22 SANIBEL DUPLEX1 B/R, 1 bath ($950/mo + elec.) + water 2 B/R, 1 bath ($1,350/mo + elec.) + water Tile oors; modern kitchens; screened porches; fenced side yard; pleasant quiet area; walk to banks, stores & restaurants. Waste & sewer incl. Available March 1st. # 239-395-8774.NS 2/8 CC TFN FOR SALE2 custom covered denim chairsopen to twin beds... on Sanibel... $600. Becky 472-6828 NS 2/8 CC 2/15 ADDITIONAL CLASSIFIED ON PAGE 46B ADDITIONAL CLASSIFIED ON PAGE 46B VINTAGE ARCHITECTS STORAGE CABINETCustom-built of solid wood, this is a very well-made, sturdy piece. Made to t in a corner, it will stand upright or on its side. Bottom side is un nished. Great for holding wine, blueprints, etc. Measures 351/2 x 38 x 301/2 Each square opening is 37/8 x 51/4 Needs a cleaning and has some scratches on the outer sides, but this is a gorgeous piece that will clean up well. Asking $175. Please call 239-297-2557.RS 2/15 NC TFN 20% 50% SALENEW WEEK NEW SALES! Large OLD indoor lighting xtures Remington Bronzes Whitehead Prints Rauschenberg Memorabilia SeaShells Tiny Italian Mosaics Chinese Snoofs Taxco Mexican Southwester & Peruvian OLDER 925 Sterling Silver Jewelry Earrings Rings Bracelets Necklaces Vast array ONE OF A KIND uniquities! Sanibel Consignments 2431 Periwinkle Way 472-5222, www.sanibelauction.com RS 2/15 CC TFN GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION 8-FAMILY YARD SALE Feb. 23rd, 9-2 Lady nger Lake Rd. The Ridge at Sanibel BayousNS 2/15 CC 2/15 QUEEN SIZE MATTRESSESOne 8 inch memory foam (spa sensations brand) & one 8 inch loft futon. Both barely used,like new. Items are located on Captiva. $100 each OBO. 207.229.3214 NS 2/15 CC 2/15 FOR SALEHobie Adventure Island Sailing kayak. Sail, pedals,Very good cond. $2,500. Area rug, gold, 9x12. excel. cond-$50. 239-395-2147 NS 2/1 CC 2/15 HOUSE MANAGER PERSONAL ASSISTANTLocal resident of Naples looking for a full time position in Sanibel. Seasoned service professional, dedicated and dependable with a respect for privacy. Full time/ year round email: dc1214@gmail.com Call: 305-414-4511NS 2/15 CC 2/15 INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY RS 2/15 CC 2/15LUCYS CLEANING SERVICESResidential cleaning,Free estimate,1st time 10% off. Weekly, biweekly, monthly, one time only... *Sanibel-Captiva-Fort Myers* LET US DO YOUR CLEANING 4U :)) Call Lucy239-245-4903 RS 2/15 CC 3/8 SERVERS ASSISTANT SERVERS LINE COOKIL Tesoro Ristorante, 751 tarpon Bay Rd. Sanibel Now hiring; Servers, Assistant Servers and Line cook Email resumes to: iltesoro@me.com or ll out applications between 11-2 daily.NS 1/18 NC TFN CUSTOMER SERVICE/ OUTSIDE SALESWe need you to pamper our customers and spread the word about our services. Union Mechanical Inc. 239-437-5595 Knowledge of construction/contracting a plus.NS 2/8 CC TFN MOTHERS HELPERSeeking part time help with 2 children for an Island based resident ONLY. Please send reference/experience & contact information to: sanibelmom73@hotmail.comNS 2/1 CC 2/15 HELP WANTEDJerrys Foods is looking for an experienced waiter or waitress. Must be available Days, nights, and weekends. Call Mark or Tami 472-9300NS 2/1 CC 2/22 VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 1/4 NC TFN

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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.) . 565-7872 or 433-7798 American Legion Post 123 . . . . . . . .472-9979 Angel Flight SE . . . . . . . . .1-877-4AN-ANGELAudubon Society . . . . . . . . . .472-3744 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 . . . . . . . .472-8994 Horticultural Society of the Islands . . . . . . .472-6940 Horticulture and Tea Society of Sanibel and Captiva . . .472-8334 Kiwanis Club . . . . . . . . . . .677-7299 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 CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS HELP WANTED HELP WANTED HELP WANTED 46B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013POSTAL SERVICE TO FILL LOCAL JOBSLee, Collier & Charlotte Counties The U.S. Postal Service is looking to ll positions. These positions are temporary but could lead to permanent employment. The position of City Carrier Assistant is a new category of non-career employees. City Carrier Assistants are used to carry mail for routes where the regular carrier is not available. City Carrier Assistants perform the same duties as regular letter carriers with a few differences. They do not receive full bene ts or a pension and there is no set route or guarantee of 40 hours per work week. Salary and bene ts include $15 an hour and paid vacation days and eligibility for health care bene ts as required by law, or after the rst 360-day term. For years, the U.S. Postal Service has used transitional employees to ll carrier needs. Some transitional employees have been with the postal service for years. Applicants must be 18 years or older. Applicants must have a valid state drivers license, a safe driving record, and at least two years of documented driving experience. Quali ed applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening to meet the U.S. Postal Services requirement to be drug free. Applicants must also be a U.S.citizen or have permanent resident alien status. Applicants must apply online. Those who are interested in the position must apply online at www.usps.com/ employment by Sunday, January 27. NS 2/1 NC TFN 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 231 or volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 1/4 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for the After School Program which runs Mon.-Th, 2:30 3:15 pm call Linda Reynolds 472-1617 RS 1/4 NC TFN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITYThe Sunshine Ambassador Program is a new and exciting volunteer opportunity offered at the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida located within HealthPark Medical Center. The Sunshine Ambassadors will greet, assist and be a positive rst point of contact for patients, families and visitors entering the hospital. The Ambassadors also make a difference to families by providing educational and healthful resources to assist in GRANDparenting for GRANDchildren. We are currently seeking year-round volunteers to work one 4-hour shift Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm or 12:00pm to 4:00 pm. If you would be interested in learning more about this wonderful new opportunity, please contact Lisa Ellinwood, Volunteer Resources Coordinator at 239-343-5062 at the Golisano Childrens Hospital. NS 2/8 CC TFN TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: IslandSunNews.comCLICK ONPLACE CLASSIFIED

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We make it easy. You make it home. RoyalShellSales.com | RoyalShellRentals.com239.472.0078 | 800.805.0168 Florida: Bonita Springs, Fort Myers/Cape Cora l, Naples, Captiva and Sanibel Islands North Carolina: Cashiers, Franklin, Highlands, Lake Glen ville, Lake Toxaway and Sapphire Valley Come out of your shell and into one of ours. Bayfront Beauty 4BD/3BA, Over 3,350 S.F. Spectacular Wide Open Water Views Waterfront Pool & Spa Private Gulf Access Dock w/Lift $2,995,000 MLS 2120595 John & Denice Beggs 239.357.5500 East End Canal Home with Pool Spacious Lot, Heated Pool, Boat Dock 3BD, Volume Ceilings, Open Deck Canal Access to Bay Desirable East End Near Beach $639,000 MLS 2130011 Brooks Selby, McMurray & Nette 239.292.7533 Lands End Village 3BD/3BA Steps to Beach, Boating, Fishing Incredible Nature & Water Views Great Condition Never Rented Community Pool, Hot Tub, Tennis Courts $1,950,000 MLS 2121310 Fred Newman & Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 Anglers Key Rare to Market 4BD/3BA Large Condo Lives Like a Home Breathtaking Views of the Gulf of Mexico Luxurious Upscale Interior $1,875,000 MLS 2130091 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Delightful East Rocks 3BD/2.5BA Pool Home Overlooks Sanibel River to Conservation Land Luxuriously Large Lanai Short Walk to Gulf Waters $665,000 MLS 2130065 Sarah Ashton 239.691.4915 Walk to Beach and Bay Sanibel Furnished 4BD/4BA East End & Steps to Beach Large, Heated Lap Pool Gourmet Kitchen with Granite $887,900 MLS 2130004 Jim Branyon 239.565.3233 Exclusive Private Gated Community 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms East End, Gulf-Front Luxury Private Pool and Spa Multiple Balconies/Breathtaking Views $1,849,000 MLS 2111063 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Tennis Villa 3111 Charming 1BD with Tropical Courtyard Views Fully Furnished and Ready For You Just Steps to Beach, Pool, Tennis & Village Excellent Rental or Vacation Getaway $267,500 MLS 2130148 Fred Newman or Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 Panoramic Beach Front 2 Acres of Ultimate Sanibel Real Estate Gated Subdivision Gulf Ridge Sophisticated but Casual 4BD/4.5BA Elevator, Wood Floors, Gourmet Kitchen $3,990,000 MLS 2120422 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 Energy Ef cient New Construction 4BD/3BA Near Beach Cottage Captiva Vacation Retreat Income Producing Opportunity Only NEW Const. in Captivas Village $1,745,000 MLS 2120822 John & Denice Beggs 239.357.5500 Sanibel Arms West Bright & Cheery 2BD/2BA Ground Floor Walk-Out Convenient, East End Location On-Site Rental Management $395,000 MLS 2130080 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Seascape of Sanibel 3BD/3.5BA Unique Condo Opportunity Total Recon guration to Maximize Space Front & Rear Lanais Fully Furnished $1,344,000 MLS 2121244 Jane Weaver & Cathy Rosario 239.464.2249 Incredible Beach Front Estate 3BD/2BA located on West Gulf Drive 100 of Beach Frontage Beautifully Groomed Grounds Awe Inspiring Water & Sunset Views $3,295,000 MLS 2120883 McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888 Ferry Landing East End 3BD/2.5BA & Of ce/Den Completely Updated & Stunning! Beautifully Updated Kitchen, Master Bath Lots of Storage & Professionally Furnished $979,000 MLS 2130101 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Captiva Open Breeze Spacious 5 Bedroom Compound Double Parcel with Tropical Setting Awesome Pool & Entertaining Area Great Rental History $1,795,000 MLS 2121137 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 Mediterranean Beauty on Captiva Castello del Oceano 6 Bedroom, 6 Bath on Andy Rosse Ln Private, Tropical Courtyard & Pool Exquisitely Furnished and Finished $1,999,000 MLS 2110562 Fred Newman or Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 NEW LISTING NEW PRICE NEW PRICE NEW LISTING48B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 15, 2013