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MARCH SUNRISE/SUNSET: 6:52 6:29 6:51 6:30 6:50 6:30 6:49 6:31 6:48 6:32 6:47 6:32 6:46 6:33 VOL. 20, NO. 36 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA MARCH 1, 2013 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands Read Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Shell Festival To Feature Many ArtistsBrandy Llewellyn spent countless hours to create this sailors valentine titled The Flower Garden. A majority of the shells used in this work of art were self-collected from the beaches of Sanibel and other Florida locations by the artist, and the piece includes additional shells from around the world. The shells have been arranged to create white, green, orange, red, pink, and purple flowers accented by pearl ferns and green-colored leaves. Rare Stylaster coral surrounds the center bouquet, making the valentine burst with the colors of a summer garden. This work of art has a gallery value of over $3,000, and it was donated to the 76th Annual Sanibel Shell Festival for the raffle. Each year professional artists and hobbyists bring their shell creations to the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Clubs Shell Show where they compete for awards in a number of categories. This year, there are many sailors valentines entered in the show. One artist used a painting by the 19th century marine artist Thomas Buttersworth as a reference for the center design. It is surrounded by vignettes of early island life in Barbados. Many shells continued on page 6 An award-winning shell floral arrangement Brandy Llewellyn with the sailors valentine titled The Flower GardenZonta Tour To Feature Gulf-front Dream Homesubmitted by Sue DenhamA freshly-completed, top-to-toe remodel in Gulf Shores awaits guests on this years A Peek at the Unique, the signature fundraiser home tour for the Zonta Club of SanibelCaptiva, set for Saturday, March 16. The total redesign of this home focuses on elegance combined with supreme comfort and ease. Long-time friends and business partners Anthony Melfi and Chris Parzych already owned another gulf-front home when this property, dating back to 1972, came on the market just a year ago. Melfi and Parzych, whose principal residences are in Syracuse and Clifton Park, New York, continued on page 47 Church To Hold Missions ConferenceSanibel Community Church is hosting its annual Missions Conference through March 3. Jamie Saint is this years guest speaker at all services on Sunday, March 3. Jamie is the son of missionary and author Steve Saint, who wrote the bestseller The End of the Spear, a testimony to his fathers missionary efforts in Ecuador. The book was made into a movie of the same title. Jamie works with an organization called ITEC that specializes in developments that improve missionary efforts and empower indigenous peoples to become self-sustaining. Such inventions include a dentists chair that can be folded into a backpack and hiked into the jungles, medical training materials and a car called The Maverick that can fly. For information on the organization visit www.itecusa. org. Join in throughout the week and on Sunday morning to celebrate missions locally and globally. Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way (next to Jerrys Market). For more information, call Brad Livermon at 472-2684 or visit sanibelchurch.com. Jamie Saint An invention called The Maverick, a car that can fly Matlacha To Host Womens Fishing EventOn March 9 and 10, Matlacha will host whats being billed as The No Yelling School of Fishing, a two-day fishing event held in conjunction with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission. Ladies, Lets Go Fishing! is the name of this event, which includes instruction and practical hands-on tuition. Beginners are welcome. Women are considered the fastest emerging market in the $108 billion fishing industry. Theres an estimated 19 million lady anglers in Florida alone, according to the event organizers. The Matlacha event theyre called weekend universities is one of several taking place around the state. However, this mini event has a different schedule than the full weekend universities and a lower registration rate. The first day, Saturday, runs from 12:30 to 5 p.m. and will cover topics from conservation, release techniques, continued on page 9 Nine-foot crystal chandelier
ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 20132 Captiva Community Panel MeetingThe Captiva Community Panel will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 12 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Cone Rooms in Chadwicks Square at South Seas Island Resort. This meeting is open to all interested islanders and the public. Among the agenda items: Panel structure and bylaws revision. Presentation on the countys historic preservation efforts. Presentation on Community Center renovation plans. A Captiva Erosion Prevention District update. A Captiva Fire District update. A Hurricane Preparedness and Response Committee update. Other matters as necessary. Public participation is invited and encouraged. The next Captiva Community Panel meeting will tentatively be held on Tuesday, April 9. Information and background documents are available online at www.captivacommunitypanel.com. Also, the panels Bylaws Committee will meet two times in the next few weeks: At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5, in one of the Cone Rooms at Chadwicks Square, and immediately after the March 12 Community Panel meeting, in the same room. Two or more Community Panel members may be in attendance to discuss possible revisions to the panel bylaws, to be drafted and presented to the full panel for discussion and approval. CEPD Meets March 13 The Captiva Erosion Prevention District will hold its monthly board meeting on Wednesday, March 13 beginning at 1 p.m. in the Wakefield Room at Tween Waters Inn. Call the district at 472-2472 for further information. Hurricane Re-entry Hangtag Pass Alert In a continuing effort to reduce costs, the current Hurricane Re-Entry Hangtag Passes that were issued this past hurricane season will be honored for the 2013 Hurricane Season. The city of Sanibel is requesting that all residents, property owners, business owners, property managers and their essential personnel keep the current Hurricane Re-Entry Hangtag Passes that were issued for the 2012 hurricane season. For those who did not obtain a 2012 pass, applications are still available at the Sanibel Police Department or from Sanibels Emergency Management webpage. Listed below are the colors for that were issued for the 2012 season. Residential orange Commercial blue For questions regarding hurricane passes, contact Lt. William Dalton or Emergency Management Specialist Lance Henninger at the Sanibel Police Department at 472-3111. Captivans Wanted For SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training The Captiva Hurricane Preparedness and Response Committee and the National Weather Service will sponsor a SKYWARN training on Wednesday, March 13 at Tween Waters Inn, 156551 Captiva Drive. Daniel Noah, of the National Weather Service in Ruskin, will train Captivans as SKYWARN Storm Spotters. Advanced SKYWARN training will also be offered: Basic SKYWARN Training 10 a.m. Focus is on weather safety, thunderstorm formation, severe weather cloud identification, and reporting. Advanced SKYWARN Training 11 a.m. Features a discussion on sea breeze fronts, lighting patterns, visualizing instability and hurricanes. The SKYWARN is a national program developed to assist in reducing the threat of severe weather. The most important element in the program is a network of volunteers storm spotters who relay reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service. SKYWARN Storm Spotters aid in providing the citizens of their community with potentially life-saving information. For more information, visit www. nws.noaa.gov/skywarn. New Recruit SSI TrainingOn Thursday, March 14 at 9 a.m., the Structure Safety Inspectors (SSI) in conjunction with the Captiva Island Fire District will be conducting a new recruit training lecture and mock training exercise drill. The lecture will consist of material and information on how to become a SSI team member. The exercise mock drill will simulate a disaster that has occurred on Captiva Island. The location will be in South Seas Island Resort. The SSI team was established in 2005 after Hurricane Charley struck Captiva in 2004. Its members are from the local community, consisting of business owners and local residents. This team works under the direction of the Captiva Island Fire District and the Lee County Sheriffs Department. Team members assess damage to all structures on Captiva Island. All information obtained from the teams is then forwarded to the Lee County EOC and then to FEMA for further government assistance. Call 472-9494 if you plan to attend. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Presented through special arrangement with Music eatre International (MTI) by STUART ROSS Season Sponsor An utter charm bomb! e New York Times Written & Created by Roger Bean8 PM $42 CHILD 17 & UNDER $20 Show Sponsor Charles Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle Show Sponsors Nick Adams Photography A tribute to the pioneer aviator Charles Lindbergh $30 CHILD 17 & UNDER $15
Thank you to the following businesses and individuals who donated their time, talents and treasures to make our Mardi Gras event a great success. Sanibel Captiva Community BankBaileys General Store Barrier Island Title George & Lynn Campean The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Island Photography LLC. Dr. Edward Lamotta S.A.M. Builders The Sanctuary Golf Club Sundial Beach Resort & Spa Tween Waters Inn West Wind Inn Bean Whitaker Lutz & Kareh Peter & Nancy Bender Raynauld Bentley Ronald Boston Bean Whitaker Lutz & Kareh Peter & Nancy Bender Raynauld Bentley Ronald Boston Big Red Quick Print Claudia Burns Captiva Cruises CC Caldwell Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry Big Red Quick Print Claudia Burns Captiva Cruises CC Caldwell Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry Sherry Collier Congress Jewelers Sue Denham Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille Jean Eaton Sherry Collier Congress Jewelers Sue Denham Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille Jean Eaton Hahn Construction Pauline Healy Floral Artistry Anita Force Marshall Hahn Construction Pauline Healy Floral Artistry Anita Force Marshall GARMAGER Success Coaching Irresistible Chocolates Island Paws The Island Sun GARMAGER Success Coaching Irresistible Chocolates Island Paws The Island Sun Islander/Island Reporter Island Winds Coiffures jb designs Richard Johnson Family Islander/Island Reporter Island Winds Coiffures jb designs Richard Johnson Family The Lazy Flamingo Rita Mach Skoczen Nory McNeils Danny Morgan Kathy Polk-Realtor The Lazy Flamingo Rita Mach Skoczen Nory McNeils Danny Morgan Kathy Polk-Realtor Island Insurance Company Island Pharmacy Pfeifer Realty Bonnie Ratkosky Island Insurance Company Island Pharmacy Pfeifer Realty Bonnie Ratkosky Melissa Rice & Kevin Greten Ed & Lynn Ridlehoover Rinaldis Fashion Shoes Melissa Rice & Kevin Greten Ed & Lynn Ridlehoover Rinaldis Fashion Shoes Rosies Caf & Grill Thomas Rizzo Sanibel Caf Sanibel Day Spa Sanibel Deli Sanibel Pottery Rosies Caf & Grill Thomas Rizzo Sanibel Caf Sanibel Day Spa Sanibel Deli Sanibel Pottery Sawyer Insurance Terry Shattuck Shell Museum Shell Point Retirement Community Sawyer Insurance Terry Shattuck Shell Museum Shell Point Retirement Community Sherwin Williams Paints Diane Silhavy Tips & Toez Nail Salon Three Crafty Ladies Sherwin Williams Paints Diane Silhavy Tips & Toez Nail Salon Three Crafty Ladies Traditions on the Beach Andrea Trank The Wexler Family Zonta (S.W.O.T.I.) Traditions on the Beach Andrea Trank The Wexler Family Zonta (S.W.O.T.I.) A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ALL OUR A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ALL OUR WONDERFUL VOLUNTEERS, BOARD MEMBERS AND STAFF! WONDERFUL VOLUNTEERS, BOARD MEMBERS AND STAFF!Community Housing & Resources, Inc. AFFORDABLE HOUSING...A KEY TO SERVING OUR COMMUNITY.CHR is a non-profit organization that provides affordable housing for families and individuals who work in and/or serve the community of Sanibel. Today CHR administers housing for 150 island residents in 10 rental complexes plus 14 limited equity ownership homes throughout Sanibel, thus facilitating local workforce for island businesses and ensuring economic diversity in our community 3 ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013
ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 20134 Historical Villages Calusa Day Draws CrowdsApproximately 150 people came to Calusa Day at the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village last Friday. The event was part of the state of Floridas celebration Florida 500 commemorating 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. Guests to the village were guided among portions of the museums collection of Calusa artifacts by docents Bonnie Frankel and Susan Schmidt which the movie, The Domain of the Calusa, was available for viewing throughout the day. The morning events featured artist Luc Century, who unveiled his new Calusa ornament, available only at the Historical Village and featuring an etching on glass of the famous Calusa Dolphin. Century also signed the ornament boxes and spoke about the influence of the Calusa culture on his art. In the afternoon, Calusa enthusiast Karen Nelson, a board member of the Southwest Florida Archeological Society, spoke in the Old Schoolhouse to a full house, exhibiting displays of Calusa art and shell mounds as she recounted the doomed cultures stories and customs. Nelson provided a reading list and list of sites of interest to visit. The list is posted on the museums website at www.sanibelmuseum.org or send an email to info@ sanibelmuseum.org to request a .pdf copy. The ornament, DVD of The Domain of the Calusa and other Calusa and Spanish explorer-related items, are available in the museum gift shop. Learn more at the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village, open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Full guided tours take place at 11 a.m. Museum visitors Jan Moore, Jan Shurtleff and Dick Shurtleff examine a Calusa shell hammer Artist Luc Century and former Planning Commissioner Paul Reynolds in the Calusa Room at the Historical Village ANTIQUE ANTIQUE SHOW SHOWon Sanibel Island We Are Back!at theSanibel Community House2173 Periwinkle Way Saturday, March 2 Saturday, March 2 nd nd 10am 5pm& Sunday, March 3 Sunday, March 3 rd rd 11am 4pm PETE CLAPP a Silver Chest Promotion P.O. Box 291021 Tampa, FL 33687 1-813-228-0038 $6 6 Both Days Both Days One Admission One Admission $1 OFFwith this ad 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 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.
5 ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013and 2 p.m. each day. The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS). Admission is $5 for adults (18 and over). Members and children are free. For more information, call 472-4648 during museum hours. Luc Century shows his new Calusa ornament to young visitor Patty Wettstein Karen Nelson discusses the Calusa in the Historical Villages old schoolhouse The Historical Museum and Village made some of its Calusa artifacts available for handling by interested visitors French Vacation Is Community House Raffle PrizeAs part of its annual fundraising efforts to support operations, the Community House has announced a unique raffle featuring three major prizes and just 300 tickets to be sold. Prize #1 is a vacation in the wine country of the Cote dOr area of Burgundy, France. The winner will have a weeks stay in a fully-equipped, three bedroom guest house in the village of Santenay for a party of up to six people. The weeks activities will be personalized for the winners interests by custom tour organizer Hidden France. Options include tours of exclusive wineries, visits to local historical and cultural sites, bicycling in the countryside, or dining in awardwinning restaurants. This prize does not include air travel.) Prize #2 is a $2,000 gift certificate from Congress Jewelers in Periwinkle Place. Congress Jewelers has an array of fine jewelry and watch brands to choose from, including many designer lines. In addition, its famous Sealife by Congress collection is now available in its own boutique at Periwinkle Place, featuring shellinspired jewelry and nautical creations in 14k gold and sterling silver. Prize #3 is two round-trip airline tickets to any destination served by JetBlue. It could be to cities like New York, Chicago, or San Francisco, or an exotic locale like Grand Cayman, Turks & Caicos, Barbados or Santa Lucia. Raffle tickets are $100 each and are on sale at The Sanibel 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 at 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. For more information visit www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net or call 4722155.
ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 20136 From page 1Shell Festivalin the valentine such as janthinas are found in Barbados where the art of creating valentines originated. Flowers and floral arrangements made from shells and sea life can be seen in the Artistic Division of the show, as well as jewelry, lamps, wreaths, mirrors, pictures made from shells, and shell photography. There are over 150 artistic entries in the show. Professionally created pieces of art may be purchased from the artists. But that is only half of the show. The competition between shell collectors may be even keener. Competitors can enter one single shell or a collection of shells that may utilize up to 40 linear feet of table space. The shells may come from Sanibels beaches or from the far reaches of the world. This year, one exhibit features cone shells from the Philippine Islands with accompanying photographs that show how these interesting creatures harpoon their prey. Another exhibit shows the vast contrast between shell collecting in the Pacific Northwest and shell collecting on Sanibel Island. There is also an exhibit, The Glory Cones, that features four cone shells that are considered the glory of where they are found because of their beauty and relative rarity. There are approximately 500 linear feet of exhibits in what is referred to as the Scientific Division of the show. Inside The Community House, you will see some of the most interesting and beautiful shells in the world. The SanibelCaptiva Shell Club sells specimen shells, books, DVDs, T-shirts and shell-related items during the show to help fund their grant program. Outside The Community House, the 76th Annual Shell Festival grounds will be a flurry of activity. The shell tent offers thousands of shells and fossils for continued on page 9 Sailors valentine featuring a sailing ship and vignettes of island life in Barbados Crowds admire the wide assortment of shell collections 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! Healthy Happy Hour every Friday 4-6pm All juice bar drinks 50% off! Located at: 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Suite 9 239-472-4499Visit our website at: www.thesanibelsprout.com Please join us on Facebook Let food be thy medicine & medicine be thy food. Hippocrates 460 BC The Sanibel Sprout The Sanibel Sprout Your place to thrive! Your place to thrive! Organic Nutritious Healthy Lifestyle Organic Nutritious Healthy Lifestyle 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
7 ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013 Prepare yourself for an evening of fabulous fun at the friendliest backyard bayou party on the island. As another installment of the House Party Series, The Community House is hosting a Swamp House Party on Friday, March 15 from 7 to 10 p.m. The sponsored non-profit for the event is the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Well be jamming to the music of the popular Yard Dogs. This area band has a strong local following devoted to their eclectic mix of bluegrass, Cajun, Zydeco, country and Southern rock. This is a rare opportunity to catch them on Sanibel. In addition to the down-home music, well have fun games, a corn hole tournament, gator bites and more. Put on your best redneck look and get ready for an evening of authentic back-country fun! Thank you to our series sponsors Billys Bike Shop, Billys Rentals, Joe and Marge Meek, Rosier Insurance and Mike Kelly. Also, thanks to party sponsors Baileys General Store, and Tom and Judy Sharbaugh. Tickets for the Swamp House Party are $20 per person. The ticket price includes the show, dancing and appetizers. Alcoholic beverages are available by donation. Make your reservations in advance by calling The Community House at 472-2155. For more information on this event or other SCA-sponsored events, visit www. sanibelcommunityhouse.net or call 4722155. Gearing up for the March 15 Swamp House Party at The Community House is, clockwise from top center, Tom and Anna Tamblyn, Marge Meek, Melissa Congress, Nicole McHale, Karen Lopresti, Teresa Riska-Hall, Jess Shelton, Birgie Vertesch, Beth Burns, Yvon ne St. Clair, Lisa Stasi and Gloria Hannan photo by Jeff Lysiak Whats Happening At The House In 2013 Telephone: (239) email@example.com 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 Dance Series DatesMarch 15 Swamp Party with Yard Dogs April 13 House of Soul & R&B $20/ticket View party Photos www.islandphotographyllc.comSealife EncounterMarch 6 4:30-6:30 pm Sealife by Congress StoreShell FestivalMarch 7 & 8 9 am 5 pm March 9 9 am 4 pmTo 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 Est. 1986 Randy Wayne White Discussing and Signing Night Moves Wednesday, March 6 at 6:30pm 1571 Periwinkle Way 239-472-5223 www.sanibelbookshop.com Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org SCA Hosts Swamp House Party March 15
ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 20138 Summit Christian Pre-School Holds Successful FundraiserOn the evening of February 24, the new Sanctuary of Sanibel Community Church was set for a beautiful candlelight dinner, followed by a concert from world class violinist Jamie Jorge, all to raise scholarship funds for the Summit Christian Pre-School on Sanibel. Five years ago, Sanibel Community Church partnered with Westminster Presbyterian Church and the Summit Christian School of Fort Myers to establish the Summit Christian Pre-School on Sanibel. Currently, 35 students are enrolled at the school. During the fundraiser, more than $20,000 was raised to provide scholarships and on-going support for the school. For more information about Summit Christian Pre-School, call 472-5500. Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way (next to Jerrys Market) on Sanibel. From left is Jamie Jorge, violinist; Laura Miltner, director of Summit Christian Pre-School; Kathy Cramer, director of Children and Family Ministry of Sanibel Community Church; and Dr. Daryl Donovan, Senior Pastor of Sanibel Community Church Hello, my name is Suncatcher (Sunny, for short). I got this name because I was found on New Years Day at Suncatchers Dream on Sanibel Island. I was lost, and the PAWS people put my picture in the newspaper and on posters in hopes of finding my family. Unfortunately, that didnt happen. I have incontinence issues, perhaps stemming from some neurological problems, and the PAWS people could not find me a forever home on Sanibel. It would not have been safe, with the bobcats and alligators on the island for me to live outside. They didnt want to take me to Lee County Domestic Animal Services because, with my problems, they probably couldnt find me a home, either. So, the PAWS lady took me to Helping PAWS Animal Sanctuary, Inc. on Pine Island. My new address is 10060 Mallory Pkwy E., Unit D, St. James City, FL 33956. If youre ever in my neighborhood during visiting hours, stop by to see me and all the other special needs kitties that I live with now. There are plenty of kittens up for adoption. too. You can call 283-9100 to get the current visiting hours. The PAWS lady made a nice donation to my shelter, but they could always use more money to buy our food, toys and pay our vet bills. If you can help me and my new friends, please send a donation to the above address. This is the only shelter for those of us with special needs in the Southwest Florida area, and I feel very lucky that there was a safe, fun place for me to go. They are a 501(c)3 nonprofit, for those of you looking for a tax deduction. Suncatcher Pet Of The Week 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.
9 ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013Environmental Land Use Advocate To Speak At COTI Annual MeetingThe public is invited to attend the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Committee of the Islands, to be held on Friday, March 15 at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. The keynote speaker will be well-known land-use and environmental lawyer Ralph Brookes of Cape Coral. Brookes is a graduate of the University of Miami and the University of Florida Law School and is board-certified in city, county and local government law by the Florida Bar. Controlled growth has become a passion for Brookes, who one commentator noted has a resume that reads like a good guy character in a Carl Hiaasen novel. He represents cities like Bradenton Beach and Yankeetown, as well as private clients in seemingly hard-to-win cases where the common thread is sensible development versus over-development. Florida can grow wiser, not just bigger, said Brookes, who defeated a hotel project in Key Deer habitat on Big Pine Key and successfully sued the State of Florida to preserve Yankeetown charter provisions which require voter approval of certain comprehensive plan amendments. When he is not litigating and advising clients, Brookes teaches environmental, land-use and zoning law at Florida Gulf Coast University and is a practitioner in residence at University of Florida School of Law. The annual meeting begins with coffee and rolls at 9 a.m., followed by the keynote address at 9:30 a.m. and a question-and-answer session. After a brief break, a business meeting will be held for Committee of the Islands members, at which members of the board will be elected. For more information, email Committee of the Islands at email@example.com. Ralph BrookesFrom page 1Womens Fishing Eventinshore and kayak fishing and how to fillet the catch. Segments are taught by experienced local anglers. It will be followed by a silent auction, raffle and happy hour at a nearby establishment. The Bait Box on Sanibel is donating four castnets and will give instruction on castnet throwing and kayak fishing. Optional fishing from boats and kayaks is available on Sunday at an extra cost. Early registration is $59. For further registration information or to book a Sunday fishing trip, log onto www. ladiesletsgofishing,com or call 954-4759068. MOAA MeetingThe next meeting of the Lee Coast Chapter of MOAA (Military Officers Association or America) will be held on Monday, March 11 beginning at 6 p.m. at Crown Colony Golf and Country Club, 8851 Crown Colony Blvd. in Fort Myers. The guest speaker will be Thomas L. Eastwood, a retired IRS official and former special agent for ATF and DOD. He enjoys helping people avoid problems with the most loathed, feared and misunderstood agency, his former employer, the IRS. He also lectures on counterintelligence, espionage and interrogations. Eastwood is an interesting speaker. Former, retired or active duty uniformed officers who are interested in joining MOAA should contact Joe Smaha at 395-0776 for membership information. 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 firstname.lastname@example.orgALBERT MEADOW ANTIQUES From page 6Shell Festivalsale with prices starting at a quarter. Not only can you buy shells but you can also ask the volunteers in the tent any questions you might have about them. Several other tents offer shell-crafted items for sale including floral arrangements that range in size from small violets to elaborate chrysanthemums, animal and novelty creations, jewelry, Christmas ornaments, and other shell art. Shell crafting demonstrations will be ongoing throughout the festival. The Live Tank is where the 6th graders from Sanibel School shine. For two months prior to the Shell Festival, the students study shells and mollusks, the animals that create the shells. When they pass the course test they are asked to share their knowledge with visitors who come to see the multiple aquariums where live mollusks are displayed. Admission to the Shell Festival grounds is free. Anyone who donates the suggested $5 admission fee to the Sanibel Shell Show is also granted free admission to The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum during the three-day festival, a $9 value. The dates for the 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. Proceeds from the sale of seashells, fossils (in the shell tent) and the artistic shell craft items help The Community House. Funds raised by the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club from admission donations support the grants program that assists several local educational organizations like The BaileyMatthews Shell Museum and conservation organizations, including a scholarship fund for The University of South Florida. Community House Seeks VolunteersThe Community House is seeking volunteers to help with ticket sales and administrative support. Volunteering is a great way to serve the community and meet new people. If you have some hours to give, The Community House can use your help. Another way islanders can provide support to is by becoming a part of the Sanibel Community Association (SCA), the member-supported non-profit organization that owns and operates The Community House. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or member, call 472-2155 or go to sanibelcommunityhouse.net. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
10 ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013 Fire Destroys Sanibel HomeThe Gumbo Limbo home of longtime City of Sanibel employee Bert Smith was destroyed by fire in the early hours of last Friday, February 22. City Manager Judie Zimomra said she has received inquiries as to how assistance can be provided to Smith, director of management and information systems, whose home and possessions were totally destroyed in the blaze. He and his son Nick, a graduate of the Sanibel Elementary School and currently a student at Fort Myers High School, both escaped the fire unharmed. The home, on Bunting Lane, was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on the scene just after 3 a.m. Fire crews from the Sanibel, Fort Myers Beach and Iona-McGregor districts responded to the scene. Smith and his son reportedly were woken by smoke detectors. A state fire marshal determined that the fire was caused by embers in a charcoal grill. Zimomra said assistance for the family is being coordinated between the city and FISH (Friends in Service Here). Anyone wishing to help the Smith family can make a donation to the City of Sanibel Employee Assistance Fund (Smith Fire) or to FISH at 1630-B Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957, phone 472-4775. Zimomra stated, On behalf of the Smith family and all city employees, the offer of support to the Smith family at this time is a testament to our community spirit. Commission Nixes Valet Parking Permit Optionby Anne MitchellSanibel Planning Commissioners on Tuesday lauded city officials for trying to set signage standards for valet parking but they did not favor any measures that would result in a cost to businesses. Several island restaurants have begun to offer valet parking as a service to their clientele. The City of Sanibel recognizes the value and appeal of this service and foresees that other businesses may want to offer this service too. Currently the Land Development Code does not address valet parking as a permitted use nor does it address related signage requirements or provide for a set of uniform standards to follow, states a city report. The city council has asked the planning commission to recommend measures for handling such issues as size of signs, blocking ingress and egress to businesses with parked cars, and increased traffic if vehicles are shuttled off-site, among other things. City planner Jim Fricke said he looked at measures enacted by other municipalities and came up with three options: All providers of valet services would be required to apply for and obtain an annual permit and pay a fee. The application would include a parking plan, any shared parking agreements with other properties, hours of operation, sign description and location, who will be providing the service (direct employees or licensed contractor) and any other pertinent or related information. This option would allow valet service providers to either apply for a permit, or to register with the city dependent on certain actions or activities which impact public access or right-of-way. This option provides for an exemption which may be offered in conjunction with either Option 1 or Option 2: Providers of valet services may be exempted from obtaining either a permit or registration if the services are wholly contained on-site and the service and signage are not visible from, nor have any impact on the public right-of-way. It was Option 3 that commissioners favored, along with a requirement to register the service with the city, possibly as part of the annual business permit renewal. Planning Director Jim Jordan said he would bring back a resolution at the next commission meeting on March 26. Commissioners said at that meeting they would like to receive input from island business owners. Among restaurants providing valet parking are Traditions on the Gulf, Traders Store & Caf and Il Cielo. Commissioner Phillip Marks said he had spoken to the owner of Traders and learned that he had opted to hire a company to do the parking because they are bonded, licensed and insured and screen their employees. Commissioner John Talmage, a local restaurateur, wondered if the discussion could include shared parking to address some of the problems faced by establishments on Periwinkle Way. Jordan said there already are a couple of incidences of shared parking they dont open up a certain number of seats until the business (thats sharing) is closed for the evening. He added that the commissions commercial redevelopment discussion should touch on better connectivity between businesses with such agreements. Chairman Mike Valiquette said he knows of no restaurants that cause problems with their valet parking, but applauded the city for addressing the issue. 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Would you make a good citizen watchdog for Sanibel?(If so, you might want to lend us your support)Committee of the Islands is a hands-on watchdog and advocacy group, unique on the islands for what we strive for and what we do. Our mission is to help protect the environment, preserve the sanctuary character of our island community, and ensure the continuity of good local government, which includes taking positions on important ballot issues. And if youve read this far we do it with the help of people like you Here are a few examples of what we mean Lets remember our history: In 1974 Lee County projected a population of 90,000 for Sanibel. Several groups of residents fought these plans and succeeded in incorporating Sanibel as a self-governing city within the county. The Committee of the Islands was then formed to preserve these hard-fought gains and act on behalf of island preservation. Help us help you to keep Sanibel Special. The effort to preserve and protect our island community is not over. It never will be. Continuing vigilance is required to keep Sanibel the unique place it is. Help support this effort and use the form below to join the membership of Committee of the Islands today! Committee of the IslandsWorking To Preserve Sanibel Since 1975Board of DirectorsBarbara Joy Cooley, President Mike Gillespie, Vice President Bud Reinhold, Treasurer David Bath, Secretary Jim Beauchamp Mike Cuscaden Jill Dillon Phyllis Gresham Claire Mallon Martin Packard Wayne Ponader Larry Schopp Ruth Woodham Visit our website at www.coti.org Email firstname.lastname@example.org Please mail this in to us todayto help preserve our island community. Check the appropriate membership box below:( ) $35 Individual ( ) $50 Family Name(s) ______________________________________ Address ______________________________________ City, State, Zip ________________________________ Local phone __________________________________ Mail with check to COTI, Box 88, Sanibel FL 33957(COTI is a registered political committee. Dues are not tax deductible.) How The Committee Has Helped Protect Our Islandn Wrote and successfully sponsored the Peoples Choice charter amendments, which prevent any weakening of our most basic land code protections unless the voters approve. n Successfully supported the Forever Wild charter amendment, requiring that environmentally sensitive City lands cant be sold or disposed of without voter approval. n Actively supported well thought out revisions to the Land Development Code to provide for redevelopment of aging structures in the Resort Housing District. n Opposed creation of a major resort and shopping complex at Periwinkle and Bailey Rd. After a voter referendum, the City acquired the tract, which is now Pond Apple Park.11 ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. THOMAS C. REED BURNSEDThomas Reed Burnsed passed away late Friday afternoon, February 23, at Hope Hospice in Bonita Springs. Tom was born June 26, 1949 in Battle Creek, Michigan. He moved to Sanibel Island from Orlando in 1980 with his adoptive family. He was a longtime and well-loved resident and was known around the island as Coconut Tom. In 2002, the Burnsed family moved to Fort Myers, where Tommy lived with Jim and Dall Burnsed until his death. Tommy worked as first mate on Jims charter boat. He also loved to make and sell pot holders. He enjoyed fishing in tournaments with Jim and was proud of the trophies they won. Tommy loved everyone, and he was always happy to make a new friend. Tommy was a blessing from God and he will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Tommy is survived by many members of his adoptive family including his parents Jim and Dall Burnsed, brother Jimmy Burnsed, brother in-law and sister Steve and Tracy (Burnsed) Brewer, brother in-law and sister Robert and Amy (Burnsed) McKay, grandparents MG and Sara Burnsed, nephews Brian, Timothy, and Zachary Palmese, nieces Abigail and Carly McKay and many other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Services are being held on Thursday, February 28 at Winkler Road Baptist Church in Fort Myers. There will be a viewing at 5:30 p.m. and the service will begin at 6:30 p.m. OBITUARY Our email address is email@example.com 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. toll free 1.877.695.1588 www.sanibeldayspa.comCheck out our website for weekly specials: SanibelDaySpa.comMassage Skincare Microdermabrasion Reflexology Manicures Pedicures Gelish 2-Week Manicure Hair Removal Body Treatments Makeup Lash & Brow T int Full Service Hair SalonMM# 2782 ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 201312
13 ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013 Church To Hold Missions ConferenceSanibel Community Church is hosting its annual Missions Conference through March 3. Jamie Saint is this years guest speaker at all services on Sunday, March 3. Jamie is the son of missionary and author Steve Saint, who wrote the bestseller The End of the Spear, a testimony to his fathers missionary efforts in Ecuador. The book was made into a movie of the same title. Jamie works with an organization called ITEC that specializes in developments that improve missionary efforts and empower indigenous peoples to become self-sustaining. Such inventions include a dentists chair that can be folded into a backpack and hiked into the jungles, medical training materials and a car called The Maverick that can fly. For information on the organization visit www.itecusa.org. Join in throughout the week and on Sunday morning to celebrate missions locally and globally.Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way (next to Jerrys Market). For more information, call Brad Livermon at 472-2684 or visit sanibelchurch.com. Jamie Saint An invention called The Maverick, a car that can fly Reverend To Speak At Unitarian ServiceUnitarian Universalists of the Islands will meet on Sunday, March 3 at 5 p.m. in Fellowship Hall at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way. The public is welcome to attend. Reverend Allison Farnum, minster of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Myers, will lead the service and Chuck Grinnell, music director, also of the Fort Myers Unitarian Universalist Church, will provide the accompanying music. In her sermon, entitled Creation, Evolution and Ultimate Possibility, Rev. Farnum will explore the Creation vs. Evolution debate that centers on dogmatic notions in both scientism and creationism. She will take a fresh look at the possibilities of creative evolution and what it can call into being in our own inner lives and in our world. Rev. Farnum is a dynamic and inspirational speaker who will provide insight for those seeking guidance in contemplating these existential questions. Rev. Farnum received her master of divinity degree from Meadville Lombard Theological School and completed her bachelor of science in speech at Northwestern University. She is active in regional community service. She serves on the board of the Interfaith Action of Southwest Florida, an ally to the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, and is the vice president of the Lee County Interfaith Justice Ministry, LIFE (Lee Interfaith for Empowerment). She also serves as a trustee on the Board of Lee County Homeless Coalition. She lives in East Fort Myers. Grinnell is an accomplished pianist, music/choral arranger and accompanist. He has traveled throughout the world performing and working on his second love digital photography. All are welcome to attend. Discussion, fellowship and refreshments will follow the service. Reverend Allison Farnum 455 Periwinkle Way Lighthouse End Sanibel Island, FL 33957 You are invited to MOVING MOVING SALE SALEStartsFriday, March 1stMon-Sat 10 am 5 pm Sunday 11 am 4 pm
ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 201314 Temple Bat Yam To Celebrate PassoverEvery year, Jews around the world celebrate Passover to commemorate the Exodus of the children of Israel from Egyptian slavery as described in the Hebrew Scriptures (often referred to as the Old Testament). It is considered a pilgrim festival which has historical and agricultural significance and is celebrated by Reform Jews for seven days in the spring during harvest time. The Hebrew Scriptures describe the 10 plagues that God was said to have caused to punish the Egyptians when the Pharaoh refused to set the Jews free. The last of these was the slaughter of the Egyptian first born children. In order for the Jews to be exempt from this plague, they were instructed to mark their doorposts and lintels with the blood of a Pascal Lamb so that the Angel of Death would Pass Over the Jewish households. When the Pharaoh finally relented, Moses led the Jews to the Sea of Reeds (the Red Sea), which God had caused to part, allowing the Jews to cross safely, while the Egyptians in pursuit were drowned. The story of this saga in ancient Egypt is read annually at the Seder table so that all Jews today are to consider that they, too, were part of that Exodus out of Egypt led by Moses. Bat Yams Passover Seder this year will take place at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 25, the first night of Passover, in the Fellowship Hall of the Sanibel Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. A traditional Passover meal will be catered by Baileys Gneral Store, who will be providing both food and service, supplemented by side dishes and desserts prepared by Bat Yams own master chefs. Guests may provide their own personal Seder plates, matzoh covers, wine and any other traditional table items to create a homelike ambience. The cost will be $36 for Bat Yam members and immediate family guests, $46 for non-member guests, and $18 for children 10 and under. Reservations can be made with members of the Seder Committee: Miriam Bailey at 489-0460, Nancy Greenberg at 395-3560 or Ann Arnoff at 472-8809. They will direct you as to where to send your check. Please indicate the number of people in your party and any seating requests. Tables will seat up to 8 or 9 people. Seating is limited. Interested parties are encouraged to make their reservations now or as soon as possible. Moses leads the Jews across the Sea of Reeds (the Red Sea) C D resort wear | cruise wear beach wedding wear | europe vacation wear (beside Jasons Deli)239.437.4555 with this ad 10 % OFF ENTIRE PURCHASE 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 Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road239.395.1464 Sanibel IslandShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
15 ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013FISH Upcoming Workshops FISH of Sanibel, Inc. announced the upcoming free workshops for the months of March and April as follows: Mom and Toddlers Group Monday, March 11 and Monday, March 25, 10 to 11 a.m. The Island Moms Group will meet at the FISH Walk-In Center. All island moms of children birth though age 5 are welcome, either alone or with their children. It is a time for fun, refreshments, learning, and sharing with other moms and their children. We work together to research and organize new topics of discussion, introduce interesting speakers and maintain regular gettogether times. This group is sponsored by FISH, Healthy Start of Lee County, and the United Way of Lee County. Empowering Women Group Tuesday, March 12, 10 to 11 a.m. This group will meet at the FISH Walk-In Center to provide a source of support for women. All island women are invited to attend our special womens group as we explore topics related to personal empowerment. Please join us for a time of discussion and refreshments. Home Healthcare Meeting Tuesday, March 12, 3:30 to 5 p.m. This group will meet at the Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Road. The purpose of this meeting is to educate home healthcare individual professionals and home healthcare agencies regarding the FISH services offered to the community, as well as the requirements that must be fulfilled buy each individual or agency to be listed on the FISH Home Healthcare Referral list. Guest speakers, who will provide presentations on topics related to senior healthcare in our community, include: Angel Duncan, Health Education Specialist for the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center Adrianne Gerard, Healthcare Specialist at Shell Point Retirement Community Jaimee Thompson, co-owner of Abby Services, Inc. This FISH sponsored meeting is open to all in the community, and refreshments will be provided. RSVP by calling the FISH Walk-In Center at 472-4775. FISH Lunch With Friendly Faces Tuesday, March 12, 11:30 a.m. Please join FISH staff, volunteers, board members and clients on for lunch at George & Wendys Seafood Grille, 2499 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Cost is $8 per person, which includes your meal, a non-alcoholic drink, dessert and service charge. Alvin Dubin Center Memory Screening Wednesday, March 27, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. FISH will be sponsoring a memory screening at the FISH Walk-In Center. A safe and effective intervention that promotes successful aging and, when indicated, directs individuals to appropriate resources. Free Income Tax Return Preparation The Voluntary Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) will be providing free income tax return preparation for anyone who has earned $35,000 or less during 2012. This program is sponsored through the United Way of Lee County. All island residents who meet the income criteria are eligible to receive this free service. You must bring your ID and Social Security Cards for all members of your household in addition to all of your income tax records for the year of 2012. Income Tax preparation assistance will be provided on the following dates: Friday, March 1, Friday, March 15 and Friday, April 5. Appointments will be scheduled between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Assistance is scheduled in 45 minute increments. An appointment must be made for a time slot on one of these dates. To sign up or to request more information on these workshops, call Christine or Jessi at the FISH Walk-In Center, located at 1630 Periwinkle Way, Unit B on Sanibel, at 472-4775. 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!Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or email@example.com follow us on Thur., 2.28.2013 Wed., 3.06.2013 Honey Crisp Apples ea.CoronaBeerExtra or Lite, 12 pk. Bottles or Cans lb.279 scrumptious simple and599 JerrysAll American PaniniCrystalWater24/16.9 oz. BottlesMaui Pepper Co.Sunset SalsaAssorted Flavors, 15 oz.3991499399 1499JerrysChicken Dinner8 Piece Fried Chicken, Your Choice of 2 Sides: Cole Slaw, Po tato S alad, or Macaroni Salad
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ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 201318 Center 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. Power Hour Fitness Tuesday and Thursday at 8 a.m. Hand weights, stretch cords and stability balls, along with mats, are used to strengthen your muscles. Improve core strength and balance. Mahnaz Bassiri is the instructor. Gentle Yoga with Kris Brown Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Stretch, tone and strengthen while improving flexibility, proper alignment and circulation. Mats are used to meet the needs of varying experience levels. Bring a towel. Chair Yoga Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. Tuesday Kayaking March 19, 8:30 a.m. There is space for 16 people on eight two-person kayaks and unlimited space for those who own their own kayaks. Kayaks, paddles and life jackets provided. Bring water, a small snack, change of clothing, sun lotion, bug spray, sunglasses and a hat. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Stop by the center to sign up. Florida Repertory Theatre Other Desert Cities by John Robin Baitz, Saturday, March 16, 2 p.m. The most richly enjoyable new play for grown-ups! The New York Times. Tickets are $21 for members and $26 for non-members. The Fantastics at the newly remodeled Florida Artstage, Saturday, March 23. The Fantastics is the longest running musical and still playing in New York. Tickets are $30 for members and $35 for non-members. Page Turners with Ann Rodman Wednesday, March 13 at 2:30 p.m. Zeitoun by David Eggers. True story about what happened to a SyrianAmerican man and his family during Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. A horrific series of events for a very fine man. Tenth Annual Friday Coping With Life Series Every Friday at 11 a.m. Storytelling by Bert MacCarry in the Kraft Room. Free to open to all ages. For more information call 472-1781. March 1, 2 p.m. Memory Challenges with Millennium Cognitive staff. Limited to 25 participants. Cost is $10 for members $15 for non-members. Challenge your mind with brain games and mental puzzles such as the N Back Game and Pile Puzzler that will work the different levels of your mind, especially areas that have been dormant for years. Make challenging your brain a habit. March 8, 1:30 p.m. Planning Ahead, Downsizing, Selling Your Home, and How to Handle the Transition by Mary Moore, moving resources manager at Shell Point Retirement Community. Making a move can be overwhelming. Learn tips on staging your home for sale, downsizing and rightsizing your belongings as you transition to your new home. March 15, 2 p.m. Coin Logic with Millennium Cognitive staff, limited to 25 participants. Cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. The coin logic program will help you develop and increase understanding of patterns and variables. These games will strengthen logic and reasoning skills. Armed with a pile of coins, your mental powers will be put to the test in a series of challenging games. March 22, 2 p.m. Creative Problem Solving with Millennium Cognitive staff. Limited to 25 participants. Cost is $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Creative problem solving is not just about getting the right answers, its about sharpening your mind to think logically. The human brain thrives on learning and experiencing new things. If something is routine or too easy, brains are essentially operating on autopilot, which does little to boost cerebral strength. Class will include working with matchsticks and toothpicks in order to come up with the solution for the given problem. AARP Safe Driving Course Thursdays, March 21 and 28, 1 to 4 p.m., with Ed VanderHey. Receive a discount on your auto insurance if you complete the two-session, six-hour course. Cost is $14 with a $2 discount for AARP members. Call 292-4012 to register. Discovering Florida Daytrips Tuesday, March 5 Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, Miami. Includes transportation, admission and guided tram tour of Fairchild Garden. Cost is $59 for members and $69 for non-members. Fort Myers pickup at 8 a.m. Thursday, March 7 Solomons Castle and Herrmanns Original Royal Lipizzan Stallions. Includes transportation, guided tour of Solomons Castle in Ona, lunch at the Castle, visit to Herrmanns Royal Lipizzan Stallion Farm to see the training session. Cost is $79 for members and $89 for non-members. Fort Myers pickup at 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 19 Original Miami South Beach Tour. Includes transportation, guided walking and riding tour of the historic Art Deco District, lunch on your own with time on Lincoln Road, guided sightseeing boat cruise around Biscayne Bay. Cost is $65 for members and $75 for non-members. Fort Myers pickup at 6:30 a.m. Bridge Basics with Bruce and Christl Smith March 5, 7, 12 and 14, 9 a.m. to noon. You must be able to attend all four classes. Cost is $10 for members and $20 for non-members. Intermediate Bridge Lessons with Linda Tedeschi March 11, 18, 25 and April 1, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Improve your game. Bring a partner or you will be paired up. Basic knowledge of the game is required. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members per session. GAMES: Backgammon 1 p.m. Wednesday Bridge 1 p.m. Monday and W ednesday Hand & Foot 1 p.m. Tuesday Mahjongg 1 p.m. Thursday Mexican Train 1 p.m. Thursday Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for non-members. Prizes are awarded. Astrology 101 With Norma Hagan Tuesdays and Fridays, February 26, March 1, 5, 8 and 12, 1 to 3 p.m. Learn where your planets were at your birth, how to draw up your basic horoscope and what astrologers say about you, your future and your potential. Cost for the five-session course is $100 for members and $125 for non-members. Bea Pappas Painting To Be Raffled The center is holding a raffle drawing for an original painting by local artist Bea Pappas. 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19 ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellThanks goes to everyone who attended our recent Rotary Arts & Crafts Fair. Although the numbers are not officially in yet, it seems that this year our 30th fair surpassed the proceeds of previous years. It was an outstanding weekend; the vendors were happy, the patrons were happy and everyone had a great time. Rotary thanks our major sponsors Congress Jewelers, ABC 7, The Sanctuary Golf Club, The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and John Grey Painting and, of course, to Sanibel and Captiva business community for their generous support and silent auction items. An additional shout-out to Robert Monk, fair chairman, and all of his committee. They did a remarkable job. At our club meeting last week, everyone was still feeling the high from the success of the fair. Rotarian John Danner composed and sang a clever little ditty for us to show his appreciation for all the work done by the Rotarians. That spirit extended into our happy bucks ritual. Larger than usual donations came in the amounts of $20s and $50s. Author Finbarr Corr contributed $225 to the Rotary Scholarship Fund and one contribution of $500, given by John Goodwyne, was designated for ShelterBox USA. Our speaker, Rotarian Ross Spencer from ShelterBox USA, was surprised by this large contribution. Spencer comes and visits with us nearly every February and sets up a ShelterBox tent and at the arts and crafts fair as part of the educational exhibit. ShelterBox USA provides disaster relief. Rotarys ShelterBox USA, headquartered in Lakeland, Florida, has responded to disasters in many countries by temporarily housing thousands of people. ShelterBox USA joins with Rotary affiliates in the UK, Australia, and Canada, providing, transporting, and distributing ShelterBoxes within the affected areas. They are rugged containers with 120 pounds of emergency equipment. The boxes usually hold one 10-person tent along with insulated sleeping mats and bags, water purification tablets, water containers, a tool kit, cooking utensils, a multi-fuel stove, and a childrens pack with books, crayons, pens and other supplies. In the states, boxes or emergency supplies were sent in response to Hurricane Katrina, the floods water in Joplin Missouri, and Hurricane Sandy. This is usually on a temporary basis because FEMA and the American Red Cross come in and help people find more permanent shelter in the U.S. Spencer told us over 28,000 ShelterBoxes were sent to Haiti in 2010. Some of the latest ShelterBox deployments went to Solomon Island, Jordan, Syria, Phillippines, Lebanon and Australia. There is a constant need for ShelterBox assistance. If you would like to read more about ShelterBoxUSA just Google them. The SanibelCaptiva Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at Bistro At Beachview, 1100 Par View Drive. 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ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 201320 Maiz To Speak At March 12 ABWA MeetingThe Sanibel chapter of the American Business Womens Association will host Holly Maiz MA, DTR, at their next meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, March 12 at 5:30 p.m. at The Community House. The title of this interactive presentation is CorpoReality: BodyMind Strategies for Healthy Work-Healthy Lives. Participants will learn skills, techniques and insights to create a healthy body/ mind environment during both their work and play hours. Maiz has a masters degree in Somatic (Body) Psychology and Dance Therapy. With a private practice as a body/mind psychotherapist and registered movement/dance therapist, she specializes in optimal aging, addiction and weight management. She is a long-time resident of Sanibel, coming to settle on the island after living aboard a sailboat in the Caribbean, and a cabin in the mountains of Colorado. Maiz is a lifelong student of mindful movement. She is certified in meditation, Action Theater (improvisational theater) yoga, qigong, Pilates and play. As a visual and performance artist, she has presented and taught internationally, weaving together creative process, biology and psychology. In addition, she presents Secret Signals Seminars with colleague Virginia Jones, a licensed clinical psychologist and biofeedback therapist. Maiz has been interested in the natural wisdom of the body, and the language of movement since a very young age. It was in graduate school at Naropa Institute, a Buddhist founded contemplative center, that she became interested in ways to bring body/mind awareness practice into daily work/life. CorpoReality was the title of her Masters Thesis project that applied somatic psychology, meditation and improvisation to organizational development issues such as effective communication, leadership and personal mastery. She will share her insights with the group in an interactive style. Many years later, Maiz maintains enthusiasm for body/mind centered activities, offering enjoyable and intriguing experiences that support creativity and provide participants with experiential, researched based methods to enhance overall health. The relationship between creativity, optimal health and the ability to be present through embodiment practice is well documented. The benefits of a consistent body/ mind dialogue include: Healthier self-regulation for stress management Enhanced brain function and concentration Disease prevention and immune system enhancement Increased circulation for healthier skin and digestion Improved balance and coordination Greater flexibility and range of motion More efficient metabolism Maiz will present and guide the group through experiences that resource the bodys natural intelligence training the ability to notice, without judgment bodily sensation, breath and movement. Breathing techniques and easy movements that focus the mind, and enliven the body are simple and profound tools that can be employed throughout the day. Besides being fun, this fresh combination can enhance brain health, and mitigate the effects of stress and aging. ABWA meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Guests are welcome to attend. If you are interested in attending, contact Barbara Boulton, membership chair, at 222-9713 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost is $22, payable by check or cash. From page 18Center 4 Lifewill be held at the Center 4 Life on Library Way. 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. There is no charge for members, $5 for nonmembers. Computers Intro to PC March 4, 6, 8 11 and 13. This class is designed for the novice user. Instructors Bruce and Christl Smith will explain the basics. You must be able to attend all five sessions. Limited to six students. Cost is $115 for members and $150 for non-members. iPhone with Ronda March 5 and 7. Cost is $60 for members and $90 for non-members. Must be able to attend both courses. Limited to four students. iPad with Ronda March 19 and 21. Cost is $60 for members and $90 for non-members. Must be able to attend both courses. Limited to four students. Call 472-5743 for details on programs or stop by to register. 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
21 ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013 CROW Case Of The Week Bald Eagle Family Reunitedby Patricia MolloyAs the symbol of our great nation since 1782, the Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a majestic bird to behold. These regal North American avians are often seen soaring in solitude high above the ground with a wingspan of 79 to 90 inches. Their name is a misnomer; they are not really bald. Instead, they develop white-feathered heads upon maturity (around five years old) that appear in stark contrast to their chocolate-brown wings and body. Opportunistic feeders at heart, Bald eagles prefer fish but will eat whatever they can catch. They typically live approximately 20 to 30 years in the wild. Forty years ago, they faced extinction from human chemical pollutants such as persistent organic chemicals, heavy metals and DDT. Both Bald and Golden eagles are currently protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Bald and Golden Eagle Act. A gentleman called CROW early one morning after monitoring an eaglet that had been standing in his off-island driveway overnight. He added that there was a nearby eagles nest, but heard gunshots the night before and was concerned that the young bird may be injured. It seemed healthy but dehydrated and emaciated on presentation. We believe its a baby that just got too far from its nest and its parents couldnt locate it. Its young; it still has pin feathers and its flight feathers arent fully developed, said Dr. Aundria. While the gunshots may have been a mere coincidence, as a precautionary measure, radiographs and blood work were taken. Before the eagle was placed on the table of the radiograph machine, Dr. Helen administered the anesthetic gas isoflurane through a small mask while Dr. Aundria carefully monitored the young bird for respiratory reactions. Once it was continued on page 22 Dr. Aundria and Dr. Helen taped its talons after it was anesthetized so it did not harm itself upon regaining consciousness. Its wings were X-rayed to look for potential fractures The eaglet being given an anesthetic before radiographs could be taken 239.472.2328 www.sanibelthriller.comReservations are required Also Available for Private Charters Departing from Sanibel Marina 634 N. Yachtsman Dr. Sanibel Island S Db S Db Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Winner Seven Continuous Years Winner Seven Continuous Years Lunch & Dinner Lunch & Dinner 472-8138 472-8138 SANIBEL MARINA 634 N. Yachtsman Drive www.sanibelmarina.com 634 N. Yachtsman Drive www.sanibelmarina.com Sanibel and Captiva Islands Most Exciting Boat Tour Circumnavigating Sanibel & Captiva Islands with Dolphins SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Gramma Dots
ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 201322 An Inside Look At Wildlife Recovery The CROW Picture Show offers an insiders look at why critters come to CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife) and features photos of the wild animals who wind up there. Last year, Southwest Floridas only wildlife hospital cared for 3583 sick, injured and orphaned animals. Of the 200 different species, 61 percent were birds, with 33 percent mammals and six percent reptiles. Due to restrictions imposed by governmental agencies, CROW cannot allow visitors to view patients in person. But in this 30-minute presentation, visitors will see numerous photos of current and past patients, with commentary by Claudia Burns, a veteran clinic volunteer. The next CROW Picture Show is on Friday, March 8 at 11 a.m. in the CROW Healing Winds Visitor Education Center at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road, across from The Sanibel School. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for teens, and is free for members and children 12 and under. The fee includes the presentation plus the opportunity to explore the hospitals hands-on educational facility and become familiar with CROWs efforts to save wildlife through compassion, care and education. For more information call 472-3644, ext. 228. To learn more about CROW, visit www.crowclinic.org. Baby raccoon head closeup Baby raccoon drinking milk photos by CROW Baby raccoon in a crate Infant baby racoon in hand From page 21Bald Eagle Familypositioned properly, the X-ray room was evacuated after Dr. Aundria made the warning call of Shooting! All tests indicated that the eaglet was uninjured and was not suffering from any diseases, however, its weight loss needed to be addressed. As Dr. Heather noted, We had to feed it a lot prior to release and be sure it was flying normally. Approximately one week later, Dr. Heather deemed the eaglet healthy and it was transported by CROW to a location close to its parents nest. Another family was happily reunited due to the team work of CROWs expert veterinarian staff and an alert resident. The areas rich wildlife cannot afford its own insurance and, as with humans, medical care is very expensive. To help CROW treat sick and injured pelicans, gopher tortoises, rabbits and, of course, this juvenile bald eagle (patient #0188), be a good steward of the environment and make a donation. Go to CROWs website for more information. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit www.crowclinic.org. 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!
23 ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013Sunset Cruise With LeBuff And GleasonOn Sunday, March 24, Captiva Cruises will offer a spectacular way to experience a Gulf of Mexico sunset and listen to island stories from Charles LeBuff and Deb Gleason aboard the Lady Chadwick, Captiva Cruises flagship vessel. LeBuff and Gleason are co-authors of a new Postcard History Series book entitled Sanibel and Captiva Islands. In 1958, LeBuff accepted a position with the Sanibel National Wildlife Refuge which was renamed the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge in 1967. LeBuff worked at the refuge for 32 years and had the opportunity to talk with Mr. Darling about conservation on the islands. LeBuff pioneered sea turtle research in Southwest Florida and formed Caretta Research in 1968 to study the loggerhead sea turtle. He became a charter member of the Sanibel City Council and played an instrumental role in the citys incorporation and its conservation legacy. Gleason grew up on Sanibel, helping with family rental cottages and later helping visitors become islanders in the world of real estate. She now serves as chairperson of the Sanibel Historical Preservation Committee. This unique cruise will depart McCarthys Marina on Captiva at 6:15 p.m. and travel on Roosevelt Channel, passing by the historic Ding Darling fish house on the way to Redfish Pass for sunset. Passengers can learn more about the fascinating history of Sanibel and Captiva from these colorful islanders. There will be an opportunity to purchase books and have them signed by the authors. Space is limited and reservations are required. Light hors doeuvres will be provided. The Lady Chadwick is equipped with a full-service cash bar, enclosed lower cabin and open-air deck. The cost is $40 per adult and $25 per child. Additional information and reservations may be obtained by calling Captiva Cruises at 472-5300. Wonders 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, 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road. 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. This weeks schedule is as follows: Friday, March 1 Sea Turtle Conservation & Medicine Of the 26 types of turtle species native to Southwest Florida, five are sea turtles. Come out and listen as staff member Jordan Donini teaches you about the local species and how CROWs medical staff treats and rehabilitates our patients at the hospital. Saturday, March 2 Florida Felines There are two cat species in Florida: the bobcat and the Florida panther. Come out and listen as staff member Rachel Rainbolt teaches you about both species, their current conservation status and how CROWs medical staff treats and rehabilitates our patients at the hospital. Tuesday, March 5 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, March 6 Rescue & 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, March 7 Clinical Rounds CROW operates educational externship and fellowship programs for undergraduate natural sciences and veterinary medicine students. Come out and listen to extern Russell Martin as he discusses what species are currently in the hospital and how our students learn to treat over 4,000 patients per year. For more information, visit www.crowclinic.org or call 472-3644. Barred owl Come explore our natural world SCCFSanibel-Captiva Conservation FoundationSanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road (one mile west of Tarpon Bay Road) Nature Center, Trails and Exhibits: Open Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. 4 p.m. Native Plant Nursery: Open Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. 5 p.m., Sat 10 3 www.sccf.org (239) 472-2329 Turtle Tracks March 7Sanibel Island has one of the first sea turtle monitoring programs in the country; several hundred nests are laid on Sanibel and Captiva every summer. Learn about the sea turtles that nest on our beaches. Thursday, March 7 at 10 a.m. EXPLORE OUR NATURE CENTER, TRAILS AND OBSERVATION TOWERButterfly House Take a self-guided tour Tank Talk Tuesday, March 5 at 10 a.m.; turtles, indigo snake and more Trail Walks Offered Tuesday Friday at 11 a.m. Weeds and Seeds March 4Two-hour guided walk; meet at the Nature Center porch and carpool to location. Bring a hat, water, sun-block and comfortable enclosed shoes with socks; you may need parking money. Call Candice Etheridge at 395-9498 for info. Mondays at 8:45 a.mHow Do You Put a Value on the Environment?Join us at this years Conservation Forum on March 19 at 7 p.m. at The Sundial to hear Dr. Richard Weisskoff, Economist and Author with the University of Miami Department of International Studues. Joining Dr. Weisskoff will be SCCFs Rae Ann Wessel and Eric Eikenberg from the Everglades Foundation. Doors open at 6:30. The event is free.Shorebird Walk at the Sanibel Inn March 5Meet your SCCF guide poolside at the Sanibel Inn, 937 East Gulf Drive. Learn the stories of the shorebirds you encounter. Some have migrated thousands of miles to local beaches. Tuesday, March 5 at 5 p.m.The Endangered Eastern Indigo Snake March 8These snakes have not been documented on Sanibel since 1990 but this summer, an Indigo swam across Redfish Pass to Captiva from North Captiva, where SCCF is conducting research. Chris Lechowicz will talk about Indigos and you can meet the live Indigo at the Nature Center. Friday, March 8 at 10 a.m.The City That Almost Wasnt & the Sanibel Plan Mar. 6 The City of Sanibel was the first in the country to adopt a comprehensive land use plan based on the islands natural systems. Learn about the Citys creation and the shaping of its future through the Sanibel Report. Wed., Mar. 6 at 2 p.m.Diamondback Terrapin in Pine Island Sound March 4SCCF herpetologist, Chris Lechowicz, has been studying ornate diamondback terrapins for nearly 10 years. One of only two brackish water turtles, Diamondback terrapins were nearly hunted to extinction for food in the early 20th century, and they still face serious challenges. Monday, March 4, at 2 p.m. Coyote and Bear Tales March 6A coyote and a Florida black bear were recently documented on the island for the first time; the black bear was relocated to north Florida. Coyotes are found in every county in Florida and bear populations are growing. Wednesday, March 6 at 10 a.m. Beach Walks at Historic Island Inn March 5Meet your SCCF guide in the parking lot of Island Inn at 3111 West Gulf Drive at 10 a.m. for an informative beach walk. Tuesday, March 5 at 10 a.m.
24 ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013 BIG ARTS Monday Night Film SeriesBIG ARTS Film Societys everpopular Monday Night Film Series returns this season with criticallyacclaimed independent and foreign films and documentaries. The movie experience at BIG ARTS is more than just a film showing. A group of enthusiastic film buffs lead informed postmovie discussions, complemented by refreshments. All Monday Night Films are $8 and begin at 7 p.m. in Schein Performance Hall. The film for the final Monday of each month will be selected and announced one week prior to its screening. This way, BIG ARTS Film Society will be able to show films that are all the rage, like a nominee or award-winner from Cannes, The Golden Globes, or Academy Awards. Before the film is selected, these film nights will be advertised as Surprise To Be Announced. When the film is announced, one week prior, it will be listed on BIG ARTS websites Film Page, and included in the weekly BIG ARTS member e-mail. Upcoming Monday Night Films: March 4 Moonstruck (1987) U.S.; Rated PG. Film plus Sanibel Oscar ceremony and reception. March 11 The Queen of Versailles (2012) U.S.; Rated PG. March 18 Moonrise Kingdom (2012) U.S.; Rated PG-13. March 25 Surprise film (to be announced by March 18) On Monday, March 4, locals will be dressed as Hollywood celebrities for the Sanibel Oscar ceremony, to be followed by Moonstruck and a champagne reception. Admission is $15. Moonstruck was nominated for six Oscars at the 60th Academy Awards, winning for Best Original Screenplay, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actress. This romantic comedy from director Norman Jewison follows the story of Loretta, a bookkeeper from Brooklyn, who finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of her fiance. The film is number 72 on Bravos Funniest Movies. Starring Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis and Danny Aiello. The Queen of Versailles is a documentary that follows a billionaire couple as they begin construction on a Versaillesinspired mansion in 2008. During the next two years, their empire, fueled by the real estate bubble, falters due to the economic crisis. The film is a riveting view into the lives of this family as they struggle to scale down their grotesquely ostentatious lifestyle as the family business teeters on ruin. Director Lauren Greenfield won the 2012 Sundance Film Festivals Directing Award in the Documentary category for this film. Wes Andersons Moonrise Kingdom is aromantic comedy-drama with an ensemble cast that includes Frances McDormand, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, and Bruce Willis. The story is set on an island off the coast of New England in the 1960s. A young boy and girl fall in love and run away together, and various factions of the town mobilize to search for them as a violent storm brews. It was a New York Times Critics Pick and New York Times film critic Manohla Dargis describes it as Wonderously beautiful, one of Wes Andersons supreme achievements. Viewers will enjoy the quality of a Bluray Disc player, high-definition projection equipment, and surround sound. Assistive listening devices are available. BIG ARTS Monday Night Film Series Sponsor Bank of the Islands, Stan and Visnja Gembicki, and Supporters Sanibel Taxi and Jerrys Foods of Sanibel. For the listing of BIG ARTS films, to purchase tickets or for more information, stop by BIG ARTS, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www. BIGARTS.org. 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 3/8/13 1200 Periwinkle Way (1/2 Mile west of the Causeway)472-1998 Serving 7 Days from 4:30 9:30 OODE D i l 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 Chef Salom Awaits You! Read us online at IslandSunNews.com LOOKING FOR FRESH FISH? YOUR SEARCH HAS ENDED! 472-0305 2761 West Gulf DriveBreakfast Lunch Dinner Fish Market Reservations Major Credit Cards Full Liquor
25 ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013 Vernon and Margie Siewert of Louisville, Kentucky found four alphabet cones on the beach while staying at Caribe Beach Resort. We found two on the afternoon of February 19 and two more on the morning of February 20, they said. We had never found two at the same time before. Shells Found Vernon and Margie Siewert Morning Meander Atop The MarshTake a guided nature walk on quarter-mile loop boardwalk at Prairie Pines Preserve on Saturday, March 2 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Participants will meet in the parking lot of Prairie Pines Preserve at 18400 N. Tamiami Trail in North Fort Myers Explore the wonders of this 2,650acre Conservation 20/20 preserve. From an ADA-compliant boardwalk, this hourlong stroll will traverse a seasonal marsh while learning more about the birds, butterflies and plants that call it home. The degree of difficulty of this nature walk is easy. Participants should remember to bring items they may need during the walk (i.e. water, hat, sunscreen, binoculars, camera, closed-toed shoes or boots, etc.) Restrooms are available. The tour and parking, provided in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation, are free. For more information, call 707-2206. Shell Museum Lecture SeriesA Natural Science Lecture Series with Megan Davis-Hodgkins, Ph.D, will be held on Wednesday, March 6 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the museums auditorium. As the co-founder of a conch farm in the Turks and Caicos Islands, Davis-Hodgkins, Associate Executive Director of Research at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution at the Florida Atlantic University, developed commercial applications for culturing queen conch from the egg to juvenile stage. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute scientists were the first to produce queen conch cultured pearls. Her lecture is sponsored in part by the Island Inn. For more information, contact Diane Thomas at 395-2233 or dothomas@ shellmuseum.org. Red-bellied woodpecker 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 C aptivaS anibel -Captiva RdTo Causeway Periwinkle WayTarpon Bay Rd1234Palm Ridge RdSHOPONSANIBEL.COM Shop with us and Shop with us and support locally owned support locally owned small businesses! small businesses!
ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 201326 Sheepshead Fishing Is At Its Peakby Capt. Matt MitchellAfter last weeks cold front dropped our water temperatures to the mid-60s, sheepshead fishing has been great. The biggest ones I have seen all winter were stacked up around the passes and in deep creeks in the mouth of the river. Non-stop action on sheepshead was hard to leave, but when we did, the trout and redfish action was good too along with a few snook and flounder in the mix. Generally, once we get to the middle of March, our sheepshead bite will start to slow and the average size of the fish will begin to decrease. One of the best and well-known places to catch sheepshead continues to be the wall at Redfish Pass. This whole area was loaded up with lots of anchored boats all week long and it seemed just about every direction you looked, anglers were catching sheepshead of all sizes. Chunks of fresh or frozen shrimp along with fiddler crabs fished on or near the bottom are the baits of choice up here. Sure, this is a busy place to fish at times, even looking like a parking lot, but there is a reason for it: lots and lots of keeper-size sheepshead. If you want a quieter spot to catch your sheepshead, there are plenty of other options. Other productive areas are the well-known wrecks within a few miles of shore along with just about any deep water mangrove creek in the mouth of the river. Some of these river creeks have holes that are as much as 20 feet deep. These shell bottom creeks hold some of the biggest sheepshead Ive seen all year, with the average fish being 17 inches-plus. My biggest sheepshead of the week came out of these deep holes over by Sword Point just after the last cold front. The fish was 21 inches long and almost seven pounds; a real good one as far as sheepshead go, but far from a nine-pound personal best I caught few years back. With another strong cold front forecast late in the week, we will have another big push of sheepshead moving in from the Gulf. The first few days right after the front passes will be prime time to target these fish, Most other species will shut down right after a strong cold front, but the sheepshead seem to feed hardest in the coldest conditions and they have not been worked over by anglers yet. If you plan on taking some sheepshead to the fillet table as most of us do, only take what you need. Even though you are allowed 15 per person per day, fresh fish is always better than frozen fish. Once filleted, I like to soak my sheepshead fillets in a cooler of ice water for a few hours before putting it in a Ziplock bag in the fridge. The ice water soak draws out any blood left in and on the meat, giving it a milder taste and really seems to tighten and firm up the flesh. Out on the flats, once clear water was located, trout action was very consistent. The classic popping cork-live shrimp rig and soft plastic jigs bounced across the bottom caught fish after fish although most trout were smaller than the 15-inch minimum size. Ladyfish, jack and mackerel were also common along with a few bonnethead sharks. Drifting flats from threeto five-feet deep within sight of the pass had the clearest water and the better action. Mangrove fishing on the higher water was good for redfish. Once you located the fish, catching a dozen or so from one small piece of shoreline was the standard. Most of these redfish are right at the 18-inch minimum, but once in a while, a 22-incher or better was caught. As we move into March, fishing can really go either way, depending on what type of weather we have. March can either be winter-like or it can be like spring. By the end of March last year, we had unusually warm water temperatures and baitfish, along with a few tarpon, had already begun to show up. With 40 degree lows forecast for the first few days of March, it may take a little longer this year before we can say winter is over and our water temperatures get to the magical mid-70s, bringing everything alive. 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213. Ben Armstrong of St. James City with one of many sheepshead caught while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. 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27 ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013 Learn How To Read A Beach At Ding LectureThe beaches along Floridas Gulf of Mexico are an open book. Its title? How To Read a Florida Gulf Coast Beach: A Guide to Shadow Dunes, Ghost Forests, and Other Telltale Clues from an Ever-Changing Coast. The author, Tonya Clayton, will present a special beach-science program in the Ding Darling Education Center on Friday, March 8 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Her dynamic tour begins with a broad description of Floridas Gulf Coast, roaming from Perdido Key in the northwest near Pensacola to remote Cape Sable in the south. A freelance science writer and editor, Clayton employs conversational style and more than a hundred illustrations to make coastal science accessible, carrying vacationers and Florida residents alike on a lively, informative tour of local beach features such as the barrier islands, dunes, waves, tides, animal life and even raindrops and air bubbles. Learn how to spot signs of the many processes that shape the shores and signs of human impact, including massive boulder structures and sand megatransfers. Tonya Clayton loves her subject and respects her readers, writes Florida Weekly. Her prose is clear, sinuous and delightful. Her transformation of scientific information into an accessible guide for the beach-loving non-specialist is a total successIts a book all Gulf Coast residents and visitors should have handy in order to fully savor and revere the unique joys at the waters edge. Following her presentation, Clayton will sign copies of her book, which are available for purchase in the Refuge Nature Store, all proceeds of which benefit the refuge. Admission is free to the lecture, which is sponsored by the Shell Point Retirement Community and Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) as part of its 11-week Friday Afternoon 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 enjoy 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 Ding Darling Lecture Series Events (*Book-signings will follow all starred presentations) *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: Russia to China *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 Apr. 5 Jeremy Conrad, refuge biologist, and Amanda Bryant, SCCF biologist Sea Turtles of Sanibel For more information visit www. dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566 or email@example.com. Science writer and editor Tonya Clayton BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island LeeTran 6035 Landing View Drive Fort Myers, FL Sanibel Public Library 770 Dunlop Road Sanibel, FL Sanibel City Hall 800 Dunlop Road Sanibel, FL The J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge), in cooperation with its project partners, Lee County Transit (LeeTran) and the City of Sanibel, have prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks Program Alternative Transportation Study. The study area includes Refuge property adjacent to Sanibel-Captiva Road as well as Tarpon Bay Road. The goals of the study are to reduce traffic in the Refuge, lower vehicle emissions, improve visitor mobility and accessibility, and lessen impacts to wildlife and the environment. The final project recommendation includes enhanced Refuge wayfinding, expanded parking options, bicycle rentals, a new trail connecting Tarpon Bay Recreation Area to the citys Shared Use Path, wildlife crossings on Sanibel-Captiva Road, enhanced Refuge tram service, and new Refuge shuttle service. The Draft EA has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969. The study evaluated the project recommendation for potential effects (both positive and negative) on the natural environment, transportation environment, and surrounding community. The Draft EA will be available for public viewing March 4 through April 18, 2013 on the project website at www.DingDarlingTransportation.com and during operating hours at the following locations: A public hearing to obtain comment on the Draft EA will be held as part of the regularly scheduled Sanibel City Council Meeting: Comments may be made at the public hearing, through the project website, and mailed to J.N. Ding Darling Transportation Study, c/o Cella Molnar & Associates, Inc., 1631 Hendry Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901. The public hearing will be held in accordance with Title 23 Code of Federal Regulations Part 771 and Section 339.155, Florida Statues. It is being developed in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Related Statutes. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the American with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Kris Cella at 239-337-1071 at least seven days prior to the hearing. J.N. Ding DarlingNATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGEAlternative Transportation In Parks & Public Landsfunded by the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks Program For more project information, please visit www.DingDarlingTransportation.com C ontact: Cella Molnar & A ssoc i ates I nc. P hone: ( 239 ) 337-1071, ( 877 ) 496-1076 ( tollf ree ) or email kcella @ cella.cc.City of Sanibel Council Chambers (MacKenzie Hall) 800 Dunlop Road Tuesday, March 19, 2013 11:30 a.m.
28 ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 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... Celebrity Birders Lead Ding Darling FundraiserNationally acclaimed bird authors and TV personalities Don and Lillian Stokes donated their time and expertise to lead birding tram tours of The JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Friday, February 8. The refuges Wildlife Drive is normally closed on Fridays, so the 80 tour participants had the birds and the Stokes to themselves. Three trams and drivers were graciously donated by Tarpon Bay Explorers, the refuges official concessionaire. Leading one of the tours, Lillian Stokes spoke about and demonstrated bird photography while her husband, on a second tram, focused on the principles of bird identification. A third tram led by wildlife photographer Terry Baldwin was provided for Beloit College trustees that were attending their annual meeting on Sanibel. Beloit has ties to the refuge as JN Ding Darling was a Beloit College graduate. The Stokes authored 32 books in their Stokes Field Guides series, including their new bestseller, The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America, and hosted a birding television show for PBS. The Stokes are veteran birding experts recognized throughout the country, and they have quite a following, said Birgie Vertesch, executive director of the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge, which organized the tours. Thanks to their generosity and our partnership with Tarpon Bay Explorers, 100 percent of the proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit wildlife and education programs at the refuge. Don Stokes (middle) pointing to a prairie warbler spotted in the mangroves along Wildlife Drive Lillian Stokes (facing left) giving wildlife photography instructions to a birding group along Wildlife Drive Osprey with nesting material flying over birding group during Stokes tour White Ibis along Wildlife Drive To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
29 ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013 Birds Eye ViewPistol Shrimpby Mark Bird WestallSince most of my trips go out into the refuge during the low tide when the mangrove aerial roots are exposed, we will occasionally hear a popping sound coming from the root system. As usual, I will almost always be talking about something else (those of you who have been out with me know Im a bit of a talker), but once my customers hear a loud pop coming from the underside of the forest, their attention is always drawn towards whatever made the sound, and I have to give them an explanation as to who or what made it. I tell them that when I first got here, I was told the sound came from the oysters clamping shut. And for a few years, I accepted the concept. But today, I believe something else is making the noise. I tell them my mind was changed about the oyster snapping shut theory not too long after I was married many years ago. My wife and I had recently moved into our newly-built home up near the exit to Wildlife Drive and she decided to set up a saltwater aquarium. But she didnt want just any old typical, ordinary saltwater aquarium. Nope, her set-up was going to represent the habitat of the mangrove estuary. I had actually maintained around 600 gallons of saltwater tanks at the SCCF Conservation Center for several months when it first opened in December 1977, so I had a little experience with saltwater tanks. The saltwater for those tanks came from a live well tank Esperanza and Ralph Woodring had developed for bait on their property at Woodring Point (thats the property the refuge is now trying to buy) and most of the sea life represented in those tanks came from Ralphs trawling nets that he ran nightly in Tarpon Bay to catch bait shrimp. Since our house was up at the northern end of the island, far away from the Woodring homestead, we just went to Bowmans Beach with buckets and collected sand from there (including lots of unexpected invertebrates) for the bottom of the tank and then went back into Kesson Bayou behind our house and used two newly-bought and cleaned plastic garbage cans to collect 60 gallons of bay water. Next, live shells and crabs found on the mudflats were added and, eventually, a few small fish caught with a cast net were put in as well. Then, we got the smart idea to cut off a few mangrove aerial roots from the trees in the bayou behind our house that were heavily colonized by barnacles and coon oysters. We, of course, already had a filtering system in place in the tank, but we thought it would be cool to have some oysters in there siphoning the water through naturally to see what would happen. So we went to the mangroves, collected the aerial roots we wanted, put them in a bucket with bay water in it and returned back home to add our new filtering system to the tank. Well, we had only just positioned the aerial roots in a corner of the tank and were walking away when suddenly there was a loud POW! My wife and I both were startled and we quickly ran back to the aquarium to see what had happened. It sounded to me as if the glass of the tank had cracked wide open and I was expecting to see a waterfall of saltwater cascading out of the tank onto our beautiful, newly-installed wooden floor. The tank appeared to still be in fine shape. Then, there was another POW! We looked at each other and then back at the tank and there didnt seem to be anything wrong. What in the world was going on? Then, we took a closer look at the oysters attached to the mangrove aerial roots leaning up against the corner of the aquarium and there, sitting on the outer edges of the oyster shells like a couple of wolves standing on the ledge of a cliff howling at the moon, were two little shrimp about an inch long, almost invisible, and they had a large claw that was almost as big as they were. And then we watched one of the little guys move the trigger of its gigantic claw backward and release it to snap down with unbelievable force, making an incredibly loud noise for such a miniscule creature. What we had accidently introduced to our peaceful mangrove habitat aquarium was a pistol or snapping shrimp. Pistol shrimp have one normal claw, and one large claw that is about half the size of their bodies. They can snap this large claw shut with such powerful force that the sound generated reaches 218 decibels; a human eardrum can rupture at a mere 150. Plus, as the claw snaps shut, a powerful jet of water is ejected forward at an incredible 60 mph and a cavitation bubble is formed in the low pressure area behind this stream of water. Then, as the bubble implodes, it produces a flash of light (invisible to the human eye) that can have an interior temperature of over 5,000 degrees, almost as hot as the sun! The resulting shockwave generated easily stuns and kills small fish, crabs and other shrimp within close range. So, if anyone has ever called you a shrimp, think of it as a compliment! After we figured out what was going on with the pistol shrimp, they just became an interesting conversation piece every time we had any company over... continued on page 30 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. March 1 & 2: Toler-Tucci Band March 4 & 7: Captiva Crab Races March 5 & 6: Taylor Stokes Just up the road awaits a true, must-do destination: the Old Captiva House, where Americas most romantic sunset meets Captivas top-rated dining in a charming, historic, Gulf-front location complete with live piano. Come, feast your eyes and your appetite. Lunch on the Patio of the Old Captiva House, Wednesday Sunday, 12 2:30 pm Reservations 239.472.5161 X421 15951 CAPTIVA DRIVE 239.472.5161 TWEEN-WATERS.COM SHOULDNT EVERY DAY BE THIS GOOD?
30 ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013 Two Remaining SCCF Beach Walks The historic Island Inn recently hosted several guided beach walks with the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF). The guided walks teach beachcombers to identify and learn what the local tides, currents and winds have left on the beautiful Sanibel beaches. More than 30 people participated in the first guided walk put on by SCCF. It is great that so many people are interested in the conservation of our beaches, said Chris Davison, general manager at the Island Inn. There are two remaining beach walks, which will be held on Tuesdays at 10 a.m., on March 5 and 19. SCCF is dedicated to the preservation of coastal habitats and aquatic resources on Sanibel and Captiva and in the surrounding watershed. The Island Inn is set on 10 acres of private beachfront property with a very low density, perfect for a walk on the beach to find the treasures that nature has to offer. To participate in the guided walks, meet the SCCF guide in the parking lot of the Island Inn at 10 a.m. on one of the two remaining dates. This program is free and does not require reservations. The Island Inn is located at 3111 West Gulf Drive on Sanibel. For more information, call 472-1561. Participants of the first SCCF Beach Walk at the Island Inn gather before their outing Happiness is a Zebra Stripe! ZebraFrozenYogurt.com ZebraFrozenYogurt.com ZebraFrozenYogurt.com 239.579.0860 239.579.0860 239.579.0860 In the Baileys Center Open Everyday 11am 9pm Indoor & Outdoor Seang FREE TASTER CONES 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 Open 7 days a week Prime Rib & Prime Jazz Prime Rib & Prime Jazz Prime Rib & Prime Jazz Every Wednesday Night! Every Wednesday Night! Every Wednesday Night! From page 29Pistol Shrimpthough they did have a way of always stopping the general conversation for a few moments whenever they started their barrage of sound. And I will accept the possibility that it could be an oyster snapping shut when we hear the loud popping on one of my trips, but my bet is on that little guy hiding out amongst the hidden recesses of the mangrove aerial root system. Just because you are small and apparently insignificant doesnt mean you cant have a major impact on the world around you! 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. Attention Sanibel-Captiva Gardenerssubmitted by Dr. Phillip MarksThe 64th Master Gardener Lecture Series will continue on Thursday, March 7 at 10 a.m. at the Sanibel Library. The speaker will be John Sibley, owner of All Native Nursery. His program will feature over 50 live native plants which thrive on our islands. As he presents these plants, he will discuss the size, shape, color and flowers or berries associated with the specimens. He is literally bringing a demonstration botanical garden to our group. He will also sugggest design, planting and establishment of these plants. Sibley has finished several projects for the City of Sanibel and continues to maintain them. Several of the citys vegetation committee members have used his nursery for projects on their properties. Sibley is a knowledgeable and committed educator and is currently the president of the Lee County Native Plant Society and president of Florida Native Plant Nurseries. This is a rare opportunity to see up close and personal the many varieties of native plants -small trees, shrubs and bushes -carried by his nursery. He will include comments on their value as habitat, food and the life cycle of our island wildlife; birds, butterflies and even some mammalian and reptilian species. Sibley will bring an excellent take-home information sheet on planting and establishing native plants. A question and answer session will follow his presentation. The lecture is free and open to the public but space is limited.
31 ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013 Corner of Periwinkle & Tarpon Bay Road in the Baileys Plaza Lunch, Dinner & Late Night Menu Only All Day Happy Hour on the Island Outdoor Seating (239) 395-1263 for reservations or take-out n g n g g n g n g Every Wednesday Karaoke All New Ladies NightSaturdays Great Music 9pm-Midnight 1/2 Price Drinks for Ladies Made to OrderOmelette and Waffle Stations $3 Mimosas and Bloody Marys g h New SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH9am-1pm Live Smooth Jazz EVERY THURSDAY & FRIDAY LIVE ENTERTAINMENT A special promotion forBATTLE REELS 1041 Periwinkle Way 472-1618THE BATTLE IS ON!At THE BEST-SELLING REEL IN THE COUNTRY!Purchase any Penn Battle Reel by March 31, 2013 and we will spool it with NEW Spiderwire Ultracast Ultimate Braid Line FREEKeep your tips up and your lines tight! Plant SmartTrifoliate Rattlebox by Gerri ReavesTrifoliate rattlebox (Crotalaria pallida) is an erect multi-branched herb common along roadsides, in fields, and in disturbed sites. Also called smooth rattlebox, it is one of several both native and non-native rattlebox species in the state. A member of the pea family and a native of Africa, it is naturalized throughout Florida, meaning that it self-cultivates. Three oblong or elliptical leaflets comprise the alternate compound leaves. The center leaflet is the largest. The numerous yellow flowers on the spike-like inflorescence have reddish brown veins. The lateral, or wing, petals are oblong, the upper petal is rounded, and the keel or lower lip is curved. The inflated oblong pods average three and onehalf to four inches long and contain 20 to 30 seeds. When the seeds mature and break loose, they create the distinctive sound that gives rattlebox its name. Rattlebox provides food for birds and nectar for butterflies. Other positive attributes include beauty, low maintenance and an ability to fix nitrogen, an essential process for agriculture. On the other hand, it is toxic to livestock. Depending on circumstances, the plant might be a welcome wildflower or a noxious weed. Sources: regionalconservation.org, nsis.org, eol. org, Florida Wild Flowers and Roadside Plants by C. Ritchie Bell and Bryan J. Taylor, and plantbook.org. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Trifoliate rattlebox is one of several rattlebox species in Florida The seeds rattle after they mature and detach in the pod photos by Gerri Reaves
ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 201332 Additional Caloosahatchee Oxbow River Cruise Scheduled For March 17SCCF has added an additional Caloosahatchee Oxbow and Riverlore Cruise since the February and March cruises have sold out. Join river researcher Rae Ann Wessel for a riverboat adventure to experience the historical Caloosahatchee on Sunday, March 17. This guided monthly cruise explores the meanders of the historic upriver Caloosahatchee. Participants will follow the river back to a time when a waterfall served as the headwaters of the Caloosahatchee and settlers braved living amongst the wilderness. The 2.5-hour adventure begins by locking through the W.P. Franklin Lock in Olga. Heading east toward Alva, passengers enter the historic bends of the river and revisit the activities of the pioneers who traveled the same river to find paradise. Stories of the settlements and their adventures are blended with an understanding of the rivers oxbows, the wild creatures that call it home and the challenges the river faces. The tour is guided by Rae Ann Wessel, a river researcher, long-time river advocate, historian and SCCF Natural Resource Policy Director. Their vessel is the stable and spacious 47-passenger Manatee Rover pontoon boat that features daily manatee tours. All seats have a great view for photographs and bird watching. Cruises depart at 1 p.m. from the W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam off SR 80 in Olga. Cruises return by 3:30 p.m. Upcoming cruise dates are all on Sunday: April 14, and Mothers Day, May 12. Tickets are $40 per person, with payment due at time of reservation. The names of all passengers are also required at the time of reservation. Call SCCF at 472-2329. Please note that reservations must be made by Friday, March 15 for the March 17 cruise. Space is limited. SCCF has added a Caloosahatchee Oxbow and Riverlore Cruise on March 17 Oyster Eating Contest 2013 Has New FormatSanibel resident and cartoonist Dave Horton has agreed to assist The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum and The Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market with the 4th annual Oyster Eating Contest, scheduled for Saturday, April 20 at The Timbers. Hortons cartoons, often referred to as Hortoons, will be featured during the event and will help the museum raise money to support its educational and exhibition programs. This year, there will be an additional event added to the contest, oyster shucking. The planning is under way to enhance past versions of the event in new and exciting ways, said John Suau, museum spokesman. First, competition will include the actual preparation of the oysters with area shuckers who can compete for a $100 sponsorship fee. Local restaurants that serve oysters are encouraged to enter their best shucker in the event. Similarly, the oyster eating portion has been modified from an all you can eat in a minute to how fast can you eat a dozen. To complete in either the shucker or the eater competition (or both), contact John Suau at 395-2233 or email jsuau@ shellmuseum.org. Registration will begin on Friday, March 1 and the rules and regulations are available online on the museum web site! Winners of the Museums 3rd annual Oyster Eating Contest last year include, front, from left, Kimball Mathews (Female Champion), Heather Harrison and Katie Gardenia; back, Wayne Woodring, Ron Clayton, Chuck Woods, and 2012 Grand Champion, Lemar Williams. With them is Matt Asen, sponsor, of The Timbers Restaurant and Fish Market Sanibels Seafood Specialists Since 1978!www.prawnbroker.com is is your personal invitation to try one of my three Sanibel Island restaurants Matt Asen Proprietor (239) 472-3128 (239) 472-HIKE T H E I T A L I A N K I T C H E N (239) 472-1998 Just say Just say The Pacer Guy The Pacer Guy Sent Me! Sent Me! (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.com www.SanibelBeautySalon.comSanibel Beauty Salon Check Out the Check Out the New OPI EURO New OPI EURO Collection! Collection!
33 ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013 Complete Do-It Yourself B oa t P a rt s St o r e Marine Tradin g Pos t 15600 S an C arlos Blvd, Un i t 170, Ft M y ers ( Bes i de B ig Lots ) C all 437-747 5 A dd iti o n al L oca ti o n s : 1156 N. Tamiami Trail in North Fort M y er s Call 997-577 7 2397 Davis Blvd in Naple s Call 793-580 0 H ou r s: 8am -5:30pm Mon-Sa t $ 134 9 5 Complete Steerin g Sy stem 6-20 ft O ut b oar d O il T CW3 $ 1 8. 9 5 ga l One P i ece Tournament Ro d Rac ks $ 9. 95 Get The Baby Back In The NestThis month highlighted some great examples of success with several young raptors as part of our Get The Baby Back In The Nest campaign. A fledgling Bald eaglet from the Fort Myers area was brought to CROW and found to be very thin and dehydrated. After a week of intensive treatment, he was successfully reunited with his parents and sibling. No other North American bird grows as fast as an eagle chick. By six weeks, they weigh eight to nine pounds; as much as a human baby of similar age! Despite their impressive size, young eagles will remain in the nesting area for approximately two months after fledging, learning important survival skills from their parents. Additionally, a great horned owl nestling was found down in the Fort Myers area after the nest collapsed in a storm. An artificial nest was placed in a nearby tree and CROW staff and area residents watched happily as both parents came quickly to care for their baby, despite the unfamiliar man-made nest. Remember that human surrogates are a wild neonates last hope for survival, never their best hope. Babies need their parents. Finally, CROW had a really exciting month for barn owls. The last reported sighting of a barn owl on Sanibel was many years ago. Working with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, they were able to reintroduce five young barn owls to the island. All five have remained in the area over the past few weeks and appear to be thriving. Visit www.crowclinic.org to learn about the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife. Male, left, and female barn owls released on Sanibel photo courtesy of Paula and Doug Albert Doug Albert with Ding Darling NWR and Colleen Goff with CROW work with Fort Myers resident Paul Ben-Susan to get this baby back into a nest photo courtesy of Paul Ben-Susan Doug Albert with one of Sanibels newly reintroduced barn owls photo courtesy of Paula and Doug Albert
ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 201334 Joe Bridges of Columbus, Georgia caught and released a large snook and speckled trout while fishing in Tarpon Bay on a windy day. Fish Caught Joe Bridges with his snook Joe Bridges with his trout catch Osprey Isnt Camera ShyTony and Regina Dalia submitted this photograph of an osprey sitting on their terrace, taken with an iPhone 5 only four feet away (from behind the drapery). The Dalias live on West Gulf Drive. Osprey photo by Tony and Regina Dalia Shells Found Sandi Bennett Two junonia shells were found by Minnesota resident Sandi Bennett. Both shells were found on separate days during the week of January 27 on the west gulf side of Sanibel Island near the Sundial Beach Resort & Spa. Bennetts first junonia was found on Captiva during the beach reclamation. She and her husband Russ have been vacationing on Sanibel for over 25 years. 1551 Periwinkle Way I 472-7242 Lunch 113 I Happy Hour 36 I Dinner 59:30Dinner reservations suggested DINING SHOPPING COCKTAILS AWARD-WINNING BISTRO CUISINE JEWELRY, CLOTHING, BOOKS & GIFTS FINE WINES, BEERS & HAPPY HOUR MENU Live! Danny Morgan & Friends! TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 8PM UNTIL... 1551 Periwinkle Way 472-7242 Lunch 11-3 Happy Hour 3-6 Dinner 5-9 Chris Workman Every Wed. 7-10pm Danny Morgan & Friends Tues. & Thurs. 7-10pm Live Music 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
35 ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013 Roseate spoonbills Darlene & Bob Duvin J & Py Srblt Shell Museum Upcoming EventsThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum hosts educational events during the month of March. Natural Science Lecture Series: Megan Davis-Hodgkins, Ph.D. Wednesday, March 6, 2 to 3 p.m., Museum Auditorium As the co-founder of a conch farm in the Turks and Caicos Islands, Davis-Hodgkins, Associate Executive Director of Research at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution at the Florida Atlantic University, developed commercial applications for culturing queen conch from the egg to juvenile stage. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute scientists were the first to produce queen conch cultured pearls. Talk is sponsored in part by the Island Inn of Sanibel. For more information, contact Diane Thomas at 395-2233 or dothomas@ shellmuseum.org. Sailors Valentine Class Tuesday, March 12, Thursday, March 14 and Tuesday, March 19, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Anna Marie Nyquist Education Area Create your own Sailors Valentine. Connie Miller will instruct you in the art of making flowers and other creative designs with a variety of shells. Sailors Valentines are traditionally octagonal wooden boxes and make great gifts and coffee table decorations. Price for registration is $300 and $135 for the shell kit. Space is limited. Registration deadline is Tuesday, March 5. For more information, contact Diane Thomas at 395-2233 or dothomas@ shellmuseum.org. Natural Science Lecture Series: John and Liana McManus Wednesday, March 13, 2 to 3 p.m., Museum Auditorium From The University of Miamis Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, John McManus, Ph.D., and Liana McManus, Ph.D., will lecture on Coral Reef Management featuring the Australians Symposium on World Reef Management. Talk is sponsored in part by the Island Inn of Sanibel. For more information, contact Diane Thomas at 395-2233 or dothomas@ shellmuseum.org. Audubon Ding Darling Bird WalkThe next Sanibel-Captiva Audubon bird walk will be Saturday March 2 at the JN Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge. Meet in the trolley parking lot at 8 a.m. These bird walks are open to the public and all levels of experience. Refuge fees will apply. The Duck Stamp and Federal Senior Pass are accepted. Call Hugh Verry at 395-3798 for details. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
36 ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013Love Native Plants? Explore With Weeds And SeedsWeeds And Seeds is a group of amateur botanists who enjoy finding and identifying native plants on Sanibel. Every Monday morning, they gather on the porch of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) at 8:45 a.m. Their walks, lasting for two hours, are guided by a leader with a plant list. Destination habitats include beach, mangroves, wetlands as well as dryer inland areas. The walks are free, but donations for SCCF are welcome. Participants may need parking money, a hat, water, sunscreen and comfortable enclosed shoes with socks. For further information, call Elaine Jacobson at 395-1878.Diamonds In The Mangroves: Plight Of The Ornate Diamondback Terrapin In Pine Island SoundSCCF herpetologist Chris Lechowicz has been watching diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) activity in Pine Island Sound for nearly 10 years. This spring, he and his staff will begin a monitoring project on and near Sanibel Island involving these elusive creatures. The diamondback terrapin is one of only two brackish water turtle species found on earth. The turtle was nearly hunted to extinction for human consumption along the east coast of the U.S. in the early 20th century. Public awareness and strict regulations have caused this species to rebound their numbers over the last 70 years. However, they still face many dire challenges in the 21st century to ensure their survival in the future. Come to the SCCF Nature Center on Monday, March 4 at 2 p.m. to learn more about these unique and secretive animals. The cost is $5 per adult, with SCCF members and children admitted free.Shorebird Walks At The Sanibel InnOn Tuesday, March 5 at 8 a.m., meet your SCCF guide poolside at the Sanibel Inn, 937 East Gulf Drive. Learn the stories of the shorebirds you may encounter; some have migrated thousands of miles to local beaches. Sanibel continues the commitment to protect local beaches by leaving the wrack community of cast ashore seaweeds and sea grasses that feed the insects, shorebirds and beach plants that live there. This program is free to all.Beach Walks At Historic Island InnMeet your SCCF guide in the parking lot of Island Inn at 3111 West Gulf drive at 10 a.m. Take a walk on the beach identifying what the local tides, currents and winds have deposited for you to see. Sanibel continues the commitment to protect local beaches by leaving the wrack community of cast ashore seaweeds and sea grasses that feed the insects, shorebirds and beach plants that live there. This program is free. Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Programs Island native marsh gentian Beach Walks at the historic Island Inn A gathering of birds along the seashore Diamondback terrapin 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 GREAT GREAT BREAKFAST! BREAKFAST! BRING BRING THE WHOLE THE WHOLE FAMILY! FAMILY!
37 ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013Coyote And Bear Tales On Wednesday, March 6, come to the SCCF Nature Center and learn about two newcomer species to the islands. A coyote and a Florida black bear were documented on the island for the first time in the winter of 2011. Come and learn about the behaviors of these two new species and how to live with them. Coyotes have now moved into every county in Florida. Both human and bear populations are growing in Florida. The island black bear was relocated to a new territory and then needed to be relocated again. There is a family of coyotes that islanders will hear calling again this winter season when the snowbirds arrive and the song dogs sing in response to sirens. The program is free to children and SCCF members, or $5 for adults and starts at 10 a.m. The Endangered Eastern Indigo SnakeEastern Indigo snakes have not been documented on Sanibel since 1990. This summer, SCCF the habitat management crew documented an Indigo that swam across Redfish Pass to Captiva from North Captiva, where SCCF research is being conducted on this snake. Come and learn about this endangered species from Chris Lechowicz, head of habitat management. Meet Indie, the live female indigo that lives at the SCCF Nature Center, on Friday, March 8 at 10 a.m. Call SCCF at 472-2329 for more information on these programs. Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation is located at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Chris Lechowicz with an indigo snake Coyote pictured roadside 15951 CAPTIVA DRIVE TWEEN-WATERS.COM RESERVATIONS: 239.472.5161 x421 From Jason Miller, Executive Director of the landmark, beachfront Old Captiva House as well as Jason Miller, Food and Beverage Director wed like to say welcome (and welcome again!) to TripAdvisors top-rated Captiva Island dining experience. Whether its an impromptu treat or a special occasion dinner, a romantic wedding or a business banquet, Jason looks forward to seeing you here very soon. And yes, you guessed it: so does Jason. JASON MILLERWELCOMES YOU.AND JUST TO BE CLEAR ABOUT IT, SO DOESJASON MILLER. Everglades Program At Yacht ClubOn Friday, March 8 beginning at 10 a.m., the Captiva Island Yacht Club will host a public environmental program. The topic will be The Florida Everglades. The event is free and open to the public. An informative presentation will be made by The Everglades Foundation, dedicated to protecting and restoring one of the worlds unique natural ecosystems. The featured speakers will be Eric Eikenberg, CEO of The Everglades Foundation, and Dr. Stephen Davis, wetland ecologist. Appointed to the position of CEO by the foundations board in 2012, Eikenberg has extensive policy and political experience in Tallahassee and Washington, DC. He served as chief of staff for former Governor Charlie Crist and former U.S. Representative E. Clay Shaw. Since 2010, he has served as senior policy advisor for Holland & Knight, co-chairing the firms Florida Government Advocacy Team with former Governor Bob Martinez. As the CEO of the Everglades Foundation, Eikenberg will lead the continued on page 42 An historical map of the Everglades
ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 201338 Jansen Exhibit To Open At BIG ARTSMarcus Jansens artworks will be on display in BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery from March 4 through 30. Jansen is noted as a pioneer of urban landscape paintings; he started painting in the early 1980s during the emerging graffiti art movement from New York. He graduated from Berufsfachschule fuer Gestaltung/Design in 1985. He became known for his post-modern expressionist paintings in the late 1990s shortly after serving in the U.S. military in the first Gulf War. His works have since evolved into a unique language of important political and socially-charged imagery commenting on a transforming society and world events. Jansens works are found in major museum collections around the world, and he has produced works for companies like Warner Brothers and Absolut Vodka. Art historian Jerome A. Donson referred to Jansen as, The Innovator of Modern Expressionism, in Jansens first book, published in 2006. Jansens work has been published in Forbes Magazine, The New York Times, The Kuwait Times, Art News and Art in America Magazine. He is in Whos Who in American Art and Whos Who in International Art. Janse is a finalist in Finalist at The International Art Prize Arte Laguna 2013 Venice. This makes Jansens third time selected for a major internationally-curated exhibition this year. Jansens work was chosen for the New American Paintings No. 94 cover and the upcoming Studio Visit publication both published by The Open Studio Press. Jansen also won The Dave Bown Project International Award and was awarded The Aesthetica Art Prize in York, United Kingdom. Jansen has upcoming Museum exhibitions in Rome, Italy and other parts of Europe. His collections include the PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art, The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, The Moscow Museum of Modern Art, The New Britain Museum of American Art and the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, Taiwan. Jansens work can be found locally at UNIT A Contemporary Art Space in Fort Myers, and 101 Exhibit in Miami. Jansens artists reception is on Friday, March 15 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Phillips Gallery Patron Sponsor FineMark National Bank & Trust. Also, Jansen will hold an ARTSalon lecture titled Expressionism Today: Urban, Socio-Political Paintings at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 15. For additional information about these exhibits, BIG ARTS events and membership, or to sign up for workshops, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel; call 395-0900; e-mail info@BIGARTS.org; or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. On A Morning Hike, oil enamel on paper by Marcus Jansen Lindbergh At The Strauss Theaterby Di SaggauCharles Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle is a one-man show playing for the next two Sundays, March 3 and 10, at the BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater. Historian and actor Steve Carroll is the talent behind this amazing production. He focuses on Lindberghs strong will and ambition as he chronicles the triumphs and tragedies of his life. Carroll also talks about the controversial sides of Lindberghs life. He rose from virtual obscurity to instantaneous world fame as the result of his non-stop solo flight in 1927 from Roosevelt Field on Long Island to Le Bourget Field in Paris, France, a distance of nearly 3,600 miles in a single-seat, single-engine monoplane, Spirit of St. Louis. Carroll makes the audience feel they are along for this flight as he relays what it was like to make this historic journey. Lindbergh received so much notoriety after the flight, he felt his life no longer belonged to him. We learn how he met his wife, Anne Morrow, and how he turned down a million dollar offer from William Randolph Hearst. The kidnapping and death of their infant son, Charles, Jr., eventually led to the Lindbergh family being driven into voluntary exile to Europe to seek a safe, secluded residence away from the tremendous public hysteria in America. They did not return to the United States until April 1939. The play spans Lindberghs life as he returns from the grave to set the record straight about his life. Carroll talks about how Lindbergh was a white supremacist, but says he was definitely not a Nazi sympathizer, as the press tried to portray him. We learn about his barnstorming days in Nebraska, and his heroism as a fighter pilot as well as the marital troubles that led him and his wife into affairs. Carroll shows all sides of Lindbergh and he does it such a way that makes the audience feel they are having an intimate look into the famous aviators life. Towards the end of the show, you hear the words, I wanted to make the world a better place... and I did. Carroll does a talk back with the audience after the show, which is also illuminating. As audience members ask their questions, he answers them based upon his years of research on Lucky Lindy. I strongly recommend seeing this show. Charles Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle plays again March 3 and 10 at 4 p.m. in the Herb Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. For tickets or more information, call 472-6862 or 395-0900, or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. www.prawnbroker.com ZAGAT ZAGATSURVEY We couldnt have said it any better ourselves!Prawnbroker RestaurantBusy and big, these seafood chain links in Ft. Myers and Sanibel are among the best for fresh sh with simple and honest preparations such as the house specialty crunchy grouper in portions hat are more than enough; moderate prices and friendly service further explain why regulars advise that you must make reservations in winter. 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39 ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013 Art In Bloomsubmitted by Carolyn DeCosterA unique grouping of talents will come together to create Art in Bloom on Sanibel, featuring art from the Sanibel-Captiva Art League with floral interpretations from the Shell Islands Garden Club. Nancy Hilger and Harriet Pattison, co-chairs of Art in Bloom on Sanibel, a cooperative venture between SanibelCaptiva Art League and the Shell Islands Garden Club, have both participated in Art in Bloom at museums in other cities, Nancy at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and Harriet at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Art in Bloom is a featured event at museums in many parts of the country. Artists from the Sanibel-Captiva Art League have volunteered their paintings to be used as inspiration for members of the garden club to create their impressions in floral designs of the art works. On Wednesday, March 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday, March 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Art in Bloom on Sanibel will be on display at the Sanibel Public Library lobby, 770 Dunlop Road, for the browsing enjoyment of visitors and residents. The Shell Islands Garden Club is a membership of hands-in-the-dirt gardeners with interests in floral design, horticulture, conservation and local philanthropy. The Sanibel-Captiva Art League is now in its 43rd year. Its mission is to create opportunities to create art, share art, support art education and to enhance the community artistically. Call To Artists For Upcoming ExhibitBIG ARTS invites artists to submit entries for the juried Fine Crafts Exhibition. Call to artists for entries of original, fine art objects with a high level of craftsmanship. The juror is Anica Sturdivant, Interim Gallery Director at Florida Gulf Coast University. Entries must be entered for submission by Tuesday, April 2. The exhibit will be open in BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery from April 4 through 30. Awards will be given for first place ($500), second place ($250), third place ($125), the Gail Jones Ceramic Award ($125), two merit awards ($50 each) and four honorable mentions. The prospectus, information about awards and prizes, and other detailed information is available at www. BIGARTS.org. Phillips Gallery Patron Sponsor FineMark National Bank & Trust. Nancy Hilger and Harriet Pattison Art in Bloom at museums in other cities, Minneapolis Institute of Arts 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 To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 201340 Dance Now... Think LaterPrivate and Group LessonsNOW OPEN at 2496 Palm Ridge Roadwww.islandenchantedballroom.com Call David for your dance evaluation partner is not necessary.Studio 239.579.0468 Cell 239.471.6797Trio Cavatina To Perform At Sanibel Music FestivalOpening the season of the Sanibel Music Festival on Saturday, March 2 will be the Trio Cavatina. They will perform at 8 p.m. at the intimate setting of the Sanibel Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Tickets are $35 each. The concert is sponsored by Hazel and David Barber as well as Patty and Attila Molnar. 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. Their March 2 program will include: 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 For ticket information and a detailed brochure, contact the festivals hotline at 3447025 or visit the www.sanibelmusicfestival.org. Tickets may be ordered online. Single tickets are available by cash and check only at Bank of the Islands, 1699 Periwinkle Way, or Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, 2477 Library Way on Sanibel. 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. Trio Cavatina MUSIC LESSONSJennifer ValiquettePrivate Instruction on Piano, Saxophone, & Flute Sanibel and Fort MyersPhone: 239-989-7799 Web: wwww.sanibelschoolofmusic.weebly.comEmail your editorial copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org
41 ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013 Jazz Trio To Perform March 8Acclaimed as one of the most prolific jazz pianists of our time, five-time Grammy nominee Fred Hersch, accompanied by John Hbert on bass and Eric McPherson on drums, will perform at BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall at 8 p.m. Friday, March 8. Named by Vanity Fair magazine as the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade or so, Hersch has balanced his internationally recognized instrumental skills with significant achievements as a composer, bandleader and theatrical conceptualist. In many ways, Hersch has lived up to the acclamation of The New York Times which, in a featured Sunday Magazine article, praised him as singular among the trailblazers of their art, a largely unsung innovator of this borderless, individualistic jazz a jazz for the 21st century. He has performed as a solo pianist (he was the first artist in the 75-year history of New Yorks legendary Village Vanguard to play week-long engagements as a solo pianist), and is leader of a widely-praised trio whose Whirl album found its way onto numerous 2010 bestrecordings-of-the-year lists. His fourth and fifth Grammy nominations came for Best Jazz Album and Best Improvised Jazz Solo for Alone at the Vanguard. The two-CD set Alive at the Vanguard, recorded with Hbert and McPherson, has been garnering wide critical acclaim as one of the best releases in Herschs storied recording career. The album made the Best Jazz CDs of 2012 lists in Slate and Downbeat, and has been awarded the 2012 Grand Prix du Disque by the Academie Charles Cros in France, the oldest and most prestigious institution bestowing record awards in France. From his myriad recordings and performances, to his work as a teacher, to his battle with AIDS and his recovery from a coma he suffered in 2008 that left him virtually without motor function, Hersch has illustrated an indomitable spirit on and off the stage. His life story was the impetus behind the ambitious 11-instrument multi-media production, My Coma Dreams, which debuted in 2010. General seating is $42, loge $47, Student $15. BIG ARTS is now offering online ticket sales at www.BIGARTS.org. Tickets are also available at BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road or by calling 395-0900. Grand Patron Sponsor is The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. Eric McPherson, John Hbert and Fred Hersch Footsteps To The Future FundraiserOn Saturday, March 9, Footsteps To The Future holds its annual fundraiser Jazz It Up at Hodges University. The VIP reception begins at 6 p.m. and general admission begins at 6:45 p.m. VIP tickets are $50 or $85 for two, which includes preferred seating. General admission tickets are $25 or $42 for two. Student tickets are only $10 with ID. Limited tables are available for groups of 10 at $600, or groups of six for $360. Sponsorships are available by contacting Judi Woods at 281-7378 or email@example.com, or Lisa Terrill at firstname.lastname@example.org. Footsteps To The Future, Inc. is a non-profit organization that empowers young women, in and aging out of foster care, to safely and successfully transition to living independently. Its mission is focused on advocacy, evidence-based mentoring and academic achievement to help foster youth as they transition toward independent living. Hodges University is located at 2655 Northbrooke Drive in Naples. To purchase tickets, go to www.footstepstothefuture.org. 2012-2013 Season OPERA CLASSICAL LECTURES DANCE POP & JAZZ LIVE THEATER VISUAL ARTS BALLET DANCE FILM BIG ARTS SCHEIN PERFORMANCE HALL MARCH 1 10 SU 3 Island Jazz ......................................................................... 3 PM FORUM Lecture: Rami George Khouri ................... 7:30 PM M 4 BIG ARTS Sanibel Oscar Night, Reception & Film ...... 7 PM F 8 Fred Hersch Trio ............................................................... 8 PM SU 10 Island Jazz ......................................................................... 3 PM FORUM Lecture: Frank Verrastro ........................... 7:30 PM OSCAR NIGHT7 PMMONDAY, MARCH 4 $15Includes:SPECIAL RECEPTIONRED CARPET AWARDS CEREMONYFILM: MOONSTRUCK Grand Patron Sponsor HERSCH T8 PM FRIDAY, MARCH 8$42; LOGE: $47 CHILD 17 & UNDER: $15
ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 201342 From page 37Everglades Programfoundations science, advocacy, communications and legal teams, which are nationally recognized for their expertise in Everglades restoration. A native of Ohio, Davis graduated from Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky, with a bachelors degree in biology and environmental science. In addition, he attended Morehead State University, and received a masters degree in biological and environmental science. He attained his doctorate of philosophy from Florida International University in Miami. In his role as wetland ecologist with the foundation, Davis continues his extensive body of wetland research that dates back more than a decade most recently at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas where he served as an assistant professor then associate professor for the past eight years. Davis leads Everglades research projects on mangrove wetland biogeochemistry and carbon dynamics. The program will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 9:45 a.m., and seating is first come, first served. For more information, call the Captiva Island Yacht Club at 472-4133. 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 Email your editorial copy to: email@example.com
43 ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013 The Womens Fund Appoints Two To BoardAmanda Cross and G. Helen Athan have joined the board of directors of The Womens Fund of Southwest Florida. Both new directors bring extensive experience to the board and a passion for supporting womens issues. Athan is a shareholder of Grant Fridkin Pearson, PA in Naples and has practiced law in Southwest Florida since 1989. She has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in Best Lawyers in America. She has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial and residential real estate law, including acquisition, development, financing, title and leasing, and business organizations and transactions. Her community involvement includes: Education Foundation of Collier County, Inc., former member of the board of directors and conversation leader for Connect NOW Initiative Substance Abuse Coalition of Collier County, member of board of directors Ave Maria Law School, adjunct professor in commercial systems, Spring 2012 Leadership Collier, Class of 2004 St. Katherines Greek Orthodox Church, scholarship committee Collier County Bar Association, real estate section, past chair Hospice of Naples, Inc., former director Cross professional career began in the computer industry as co-founder of CWC Software. In 1990, she moved to Sanibel with husband, WJ Torpey, a saltwater fly-fishing guide and their young daughter, Lindsay. A few years later, Lindsay developed a life-threatening electrical problem in her heart, which was diagnosed at Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. After a friends infant son was diagnosed with cancer, Cross cofounded Sanibel-Captiva Cares (SCC) to raise money and awareness for Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. To date, more than $4 million has been donated to the hospital by SCC. She is now involved in the capital campaign to build a freestanding facility for Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida on the Health Park campus. Other notable services, achievements and recognitions include: Gulfshore Life 2006 Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Canterbury School (Fort Myers) trustee for 15 years Lee Memorial Health System Foundation board Harvard Club of Lee County board Democratic Club of the Islands board Member, League of Women Voters of Sanibel Supporter, EMILYs List and Ruths List to elect women to state and national political offices Trustee, recently endowed family foundation whose mission will focus primarily on women For more information about The Womens Fund of Southwest Florida, visit http://www.womensfundflorida.org or email contact@womensfundflorida. org. Also, follow The Womens Fund on Facebook.com/floridawomen and on Twitter.com/twfofswfl. Amanda Cross G. Helen Athan Opening Night Reception For Marvelous WonderettesBIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theaters February 22 opening night reception for The Marvelous Wonderettes launched an evening of song that ended with a standing ovation. The Marvelous Wonderettes is running through March 23. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.BIGARTS.org. Ed Frank, Sam and Sherril Mirkin, and Larry Congress Peter and Carol Kaplan Evelyn and Julie Strauss, Ann Walter and Gerry Campbell Karen Cifalo, Alex Alves, Melissa Congress, Arianna Alves and Rebecca Congress
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 Creme De Lys Chardonnay 750 ml. $9.99 Masciarelli Montepulciano 750 ml. $9.99Absolut Vodka 1.75 ltr. Reg. $43.99 SALE $39.99 Bacardi Rum 1.75 ltr. Reg. $27.99 SALE $25.99 Jack Daniels 1.75 ltr. Reg. $47.99 SALE $42.99 Jose Cuervo Tequila 1.75 ltr. Reg. $41.99 SALE $36.99THEYour One-Stop for WINE SPIRITS LIQUEURS CIGARS GIFT ITEMS YourOne-Stopfor GROG SHOP Walk-in HumidorGreat Selection of Cigars and Accessories WINE TASTING Saturday, March 2 3:30-5:30 p.m.Le Grand Courtage Sparkling Wine from France Mt. Fishtail Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand Nugan Estate from Australia ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 201344 Silk Road Exhibit Opens At BIG ARTSFiber artist and instructor Maia Tsinamdzgvrishvili from the Republic of Georgia brings her Silk Road fine arts textile exhibit to BIG ARTS Founders Gallery from March 4 through 30. The artists reception is scheduled for Friday, March 15 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tsinamdzgvrishvili studied textiles at the Tbilisi State Academy of Fine Arts in the countrys capital. She has exhibited widely in Georgia as well as in Poland, Switzerland, Israel, China, Spain, France, Russia and Belgium. The Messenger notes that she is recognized as the finest Georgian contemporary artist working in silk. Georgias silk industry thrived until recent decades. Tsinamdzgvrishvili finds families in the region who still cultivate silkworms and buys the fibers and cocoons directly to use as raw material for her intricately fused silk and wool scarves. She also uses the cocoons, dyed by hand and sliced, to make collages that resemble seashells on a Florida beach. Tsinamdzgvrishvilis Seashells collection will be featured in her BIG ARTS show, along with large tapestries called gobelini in Georgian, after the famous French family that founded the first tapestry center in Paris under the reign of Louis XIV which are said to seem more like paintings with their spontaneous splashes of color. In addition to the exhibit, Tsinamdzgvrishvili be hosting a fiber art workshop on Saturday, March 9, where she will teach participants techniques in wool felting and silk papermaking. BIG ARTS Founders Gallery is located at 900 Dunlop Road. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., from January to March. Silk Road exhibit supported by Founders Gallery Grand Patron Series Sponsor Deborah and John La Gorce. To learn more about this exhibit and BIG ARTS events, membership and workshops, stop by BIG ARTS, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. The Poppies tapestry silk by Maia Tsinamdzgvrishvili Shells by Maia Tsinamdzgvrishvili, fabric on silk paper Art League Silent Auction To Benefit FISHVisit Baileys General Store and bid on works of art painted on recyclable grocery bags by SanibelCaptiva Art League members. The art league members are donating their works to benefit FISH (Friends In Service Here) of Sanibel, Inc. Residents and visitors can bid on their favorite painted bags now through the end of March. Baileys is at the corner of Periwinkle Way and Tarpon Bay Road. Marcy Caulkins Sherry Collier Mary Klunk
45 ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013 Gould Piano Trio, With Robert Plane, To Perform At Sanibel Music FestivalThe Gould Piano Trio will perform at the Sanibel Music Festival on Tuesday, March 5 at 8 p.m. at the Sanibel Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. The trio with Lucy Gould, violin, Alice Neary, cello and Benjamin Frith, piano will be joined by Lucys husband, Robert Plane, principal clarinetist for the National Orchestra of Wales. Tickets are $35 each. The concert is sponsored by the LAT Foundation. 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. Other awards include first prize at the Charles Hennen competition in Holland, joint first prize in the inaugural Melbourne International Chamber continued on page 47 The Gould Piano Trio Verrastro To Lecture At BIG ARTSThe FORUM at BIG ARTS Distinguished Scholars Lecture Series welcomes Frank Verrastro on Sunday, March 10 to Schein Performance Hall, located at 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. Verrastro is senior vice president and director of the Energy and National Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. His government service includes staff positions in the White House on the Energy Policy and Planning Staff and with the Oil and Gas Office of the Department of the Interior. Verrastro is a former director of the Office of Producing Nations and deputy assistant secretary for international energy resources. In the private sector, he served as director of refinery policy and crude oil planning for TOSCO (formerly the nations largest independent refiner) and, more recently, as senior vice president for Pennzoil. 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 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. Frank Verrastro YOUR ISLAND. YOUR CLUB.Open to the Public | Ph. 239.472.3355 | www.dunesgolfsanibel.com | 949 Sand Castle Road, Sanibel The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club now introduces the new Fitness & Wellness ProgramOffering Morning and Afternoon Classes Monday through SaturdayCardio Kickboxing on Land Core, Balance, and Body Sculpt Water Body Sculpt Fitness Zumba with Fitness Moves Incorporated YogaFor More Information and Class Reservations Please Call 239-472-3355
Sanibel Uncorked Wine & Food Fest Warren and June Brunton with Barbara and Fletcher Reynolds The Paceys Steve, Brenda, Chip and Judy Carolyn McClaine and Kim Belzile Dan Arteaga of Johnson Brothers Liquor & Spirits fills the glasses of Joyce and Ted Camp at the 5th annual Sanibel Uncorked Wine & Food Fest, hosted by Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery on February 21. The fundraiser benefitted the Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club Rosemary Rhumberg, Mark and Frances Steger, Stan Howard, Jr. and Ruth Falkenhayn photos by Jeff Lysiak The tent at Lily & Co. Silent auction items included a pair of stuffed dolphins and a toy shark Optimist Club members Randy Carson, Stan and Dani Howard Julie and Roger Falkenstein Ian Hoffman and Patience WestfallISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 201346
47 ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013 Haffenreffer Challenge Matches Giftsby Kharli Rose and Michael SaenzWhat may appear as a traditional soire by the beach on Sanibel Island, holds a higher purpose for community supporters, Florida Gulf Coast University students and faculty who benefit from the opportunities provided by the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education throughout the year. Mallory and Peter Haffenreffer, the Sanibel residents who hosted the centers 9th annual Fundraising Celebration at their beachfront residence on February 9, have graciously renewed their Haffenreffer Challenge, which will match gifts to the center up to a total of $12,000. As part of the Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture Weekend, attendees of the party with a purpose contributed funds to support the centers mission. Proceeds of the weekend events benefit scholarly publications, student employment and research, and ongoing educational events. Leslie Gregory played harp inside the Haffenreffers home while harpist Julia Lane and violinist Fred Gosbee shared their lovely music on the beach. Center board co-chairs Mary Evelyn Tucker and David Orr made brief remarks just after sunset and the Haffenreffer Challenge was announced. Tucker provided the cosmological context for the centers work by drawing attention to the larger story of the universe, which is the subject of her 2012 Emmy Awardwinning film, Journey of the Universe. Well known as a leading authority on climate change, Orr suggested the question is not if but when the disastrous effects will be felt and insisted that we all have a moral obligation to be stewards of the planet. His sobering talk stressed the need for action and suggested that it is future generations that will suffer the consequences of our actions now. The Fundraising Celebration followed the centers annual Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture, which was a poetry reading by beloved poet Mary Oliver, on February 8. Nearly 400 people attended the annual event at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, with overflow seating in the Parish Hall and many at the jumbo screen outdoors under the stars. At the Fundraising Celebration, poet Alison Hawthorne Deming made an appeal for gifts to be matched through the Haffenrefffer Challenge and concluded with her metaphorical poem, Mosquitoes. It spoke of the small sacrifices people make for selfless service to their future and aimed to show guests that their contributions help center members realize their dreams and create a better future for both the local and global community. For more information on matching contributions to the center, call Director Peter Blaze Corcoran at 590-7166, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.fgcu.edu/ cese. Center Director Peter Blaze Corcoran giving remarks at the 9th annual Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture Board of Advisors co-chair Mary Evelyn Tucker shares a laugh with Mallory Haffenreffer and poet Alison Hawthorne Deming at the 9th annual Fundraising Celebration Poet Mary Oliver speaking at the 9th annual Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture Art Night Raises Funds For FISHArtist Myra Roberts and Lily & Company Jewelry Gallery hosted their first Art Night on February 15 to support Friends In Service Here (FISH) of Sanibel.There was live music, food and drink, and many of Roberts new works on display for visitors to view. More than $1,450 in raffle money was raised for FISH. Roberts and Lily & Company co-owners Dan Schuyler and Karen Bell thank the community for making this event such a success. They look forward to making it an annual event. Maggi Feiner, executive director of FISH; Karen Bell, co-owner of Lily & Company; artist Myra Roberts; and Dan Schuyler, co-owner of Lily & Company From page 45Gould Piano TrioMusic Competition, Audience Prize and First Prize at the 1993 Primo Vittorio Gui Competition in Florence. 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. The trios March 5 program will include: 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 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 by cash and check only at Bank of the Islands, 1699 Periwinkle Way, or Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, 2477 Library Way on Sanibel. From page 1Zonta Tourand who own a successful clean-up firm called Environmental Products & Services of Vermont with 18 offices from Vermont to Alabama, were attracted by the opportunity to create new living space. They worked with Raymond Fenton Architects of Fort Myers to create a dream getaway of 4,300 square feet for their friends and families. Construction was by Benchmark General Contractors, also of Fort Myers. For interior finishes, furnishings and art, the owners turned to Mary Ann Williams, Allied ASID, of Sanibel-based Landmark Design. Their goal was to avoid typical island style and also to incorporate natural materials, she said. I worked with a design concept of silk shirt and jeans the juxtaposition of contrasting elements that are rich and elegant but also warm and comfortable. This stunning home has shed its 40-year-old former incarnation and gleams with a soft, contemporary style. Williams brought in unique elements in elegant, muted shades: wallcovering with natural horse hair woven in; an onyx bathroom countertop that glows with hidden lights; Dominican coralstone floors; carpets from Pakistan soaked in yogurt and bleached in the sun; and hand-carved mahogany doors for the main entrance. A hi-tech communication system allows residents to control temperature, music, and more through wall mounted touchpads. Furnishings in peaceful tones of taupe, cream and beige are accented by lively art, including works by Ken Otsuka of Massachusetts and David Ruhe of Naples. A crystal chandelier, almost nine feet high, which took one entire day to install, graces the entrance and can be viewed from every stairway and hall. On the upper floor, two spacious master suites maximize the view of the Gulf of Mexico. Zonta does such good work and the Peek is a great cause, said Anthony Melfi. We were pleased to be asked to support this event. The home is sponsored by Landmark Design of Sanibel, Alternative Audio Solutions (Jeff Carnes and Rick Hollenback) and Jeff Paul Enterprises, Inc., Landscape Services. All 560 tickets for the March 16 guided tour are sold out, but those wishing to support Zontas work may participate in Six Chances at the Unique, the annual raffle, with tickets just $10 each on sale from any Zonta member and outside Baileys General Store on weekends through March 9. Funds raised during the Peek go to support local and global programs that improve womens lives.
ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 201348 Marvelous Memories At The Straussby Di SaggauEveryone remembers their senior prom and if it fell during the s, you will totally relate to The Marvelous Wonderettes playing at the BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater. And if it didnt, youll still have a wonderful time as the four Wonderettes share their hopes and dreams and sing their hearts out with 50s and s pop music. Betty Jean (Elizabeth Urbanczyk), Cindy Lou (Amanda Downey), Missy (Em Laudeman) and Suzy (Anne Chamberlain) are providing the entertainment for the Class of 1958 Springfield High School Senior Prom. With their frothy crinolines and exaggerated movements, the girls win over the audience with classic renditions of Lollipop, Sugartime, Allegheny Moon, Sincerely and a host of other tunes. A highlight of the first act is when Missy reveals she has a crush on one of her teachers, Mr. Lee. She focuses on a man in the front row who, on opening night, just happened to be Dick Wright, an active BIG ARTS member. He is coaxed on stage as the girls have fun teasing him. Way to go Dick, you are a super sport. The Wonderettes have marvelous voices and a lot of energy. They really have a chance to showcase their talent in the second act, set 10 years later when the Wonderettes return to again provide the entertainment. We see how their friendships have changed through the years and learn more about their lives. The focus is on the top tunes of the s, including You Dont Own Me, Its My Party, Son of a Preacher Man, Respect and many more. This time the gals are dressed in disco fashion complete with shiny white boots. Another song is directed at Mr. Lee, which delivers a ton of laughs. Each cast member also sings three related songs in a row that fit into what they have experienced during the past 10 years. They give it all theyve got and the result is tremendous fun. The cast wins our hearts with their antics and great vocal abilities. The Marvelous Wonderettes plays through March 23 at the Herb Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way. Tickets are available at the box office, 900 Dunlop Road. For more information go online at www.BIGARTS.org or call 395-0900. The cast of The Marvelous Wonderettes photo by Nick Adams Photography BIG ARTS Workshops Feature Fine Crafts, Painting, DanceEnrollment is underway for upcoming workshops at BIG ARTS. Full workshop schedules are available online at www.BIGARTS.org or by contacting the main BIG ARTS office at 395-0900. iPad Lesson 1: Introduction with Gerard Damiano is Friday, March 1, 9 a.m. to noon iPhoto for Mac with Gerard Damiano is Friday, March 1, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Life Drawing, Non-Instructed with Carol Rosenberg starts Friday, March 1, 9:15 to 11:45 a.m. Life Drawing, Non-Instructed with Carol Rosenberg starts Friday, March 1, 12:15 to 2:45 p.m. Watercolors with Marjorie Bronsted starts Monday, March 4, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Pottery Open StudioNon Instructed with Jerry Edelman starts Monday, March 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Chinese Brush Painting: Exploring the Freedom of Color and the Brush with Edythe Newborne is Monday, March 4, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Life Drawing, Non-Instructed with Carol Rosenberg starts Monday, March 4, 9:15 to 11:45 a.m. Open Studio: Clothed Model or Still Life with Eleanor Gause is Tuesday March 5, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Watercolor: Realistic and AbstractIntermediate and Advanced Painting with Anne Kittel starts Tuesday, March 5, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Layer Imagery Collage with Marjorie Pesek is Tuesday, March 5, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Writing: How to Get Published, Level 2 with Kathryn Radeff starts Tuesday, March 5, 9 a.m. to noon Photoshop Lightroom with Denny Souers starts Tuesday, March 5, 9 a.m. to noon Pilates Plus Mat Class with Marsha Wagner starts Tuesday, March 5, 9 to 10 a.m. Guided Improv Free Form Dance with Marsha Wagner starts Tuesday, March 5, 10 to 11 a.m. Winter Academy: Economics of Health and Health Care with Richard Arnould starts Wednesday, March 6, 9 a.m. to noon iPhone Lesson 1: Intro with Gerard Damiano is Wednesday, March 6, 9 a.m. noon Cloud Computing with Gerard Damiano is Wednesday, March 6, 2 to 5 p.m. Glass Fusing with Petra Kaiser starts Wednesday, March 6, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Painting: Experimental Multimedia with Bea Pappas starts Wednesday, March 6, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Intro to Architecture Through the Worlds Greatest Buildings with Anne-Marie Bouch begins Friday, March 8, 9 a.m. to noon Pad Lesson 2: Basics with Gerard Damiano is Friday, March 8, 9 a.m. to noon iPhoto for iPad: Part 1 with Gerard Damiano is Friday, March 8, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.Intermediate Watercolor with Bea Pappas begins March 8, meets Friday 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Making Silk Paper and Wool Felting with special guest artist Maia Tsinamdzgvrishvi from the Republic of Georgia is Saturday, March 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open Studio: Clothed Model Or Still Life with Eleanor Gause begins March 12, meets Tuesday 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Adult Tap (Intermediate) with Bobby Logue begins March 12, meets Tuesday noon to 1:30 p.m. (no class March 19) Pottery on the Wheel with Kelly Flaherty begins March 12, meets Tuesday 6:30 to 9 p.m. Poetry Writers Workshop: Intensive with Hannah Rogers is Wednesday and Thursday, March 12 and 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (registration due by March 8) Essential Apps with Gerard Damiano is Thursday, March 14, 9:00 a.m. to noon iPhone Lesson 2: Basics with Gerard Damiano is Wednesday, March 13, 9 a.m. to noon Connect Face to Face with Gerard Damiano is Thursday, March 14, 1:30 to 5 p.m. Encaustic Workshop with Ginnie Peterson is Thursday and Friday, March 14 and 15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. iPad Lesson 3: Advanced with Gerard Damiano is Friday, March 15, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PMC: Create Jewelry Using Your Own Surface Patterns & Designs with Mary Ann Devos is Saturday and Sunday, March 16 and 17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. iPhone Lesson 3: Intermediate with Gerard Damiano is Wednesday, March 20, 9 a.m. to noon Entertaining Apps for iPhone & iPad with Gerard Damiano is Thursday, March 21, 9 a.m. to noon Windows & MS Office for iPad with Gerard Damiano is Thursday, March 21, 1:30 to 5 p.m. Experimental Multimedia with Bea Pappas begins March 21, meets Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (no class April 11, 2013) Accessibility for iPhone & iPad with Gerard Damiano is Friday, March 22, 9 a.m. to noon iPhoto for iPad: Part 2 with Gerard Damiano is Friday, March 22, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Individual flute, piano and saxophone lessons with Jennifer Valiquette are available for children and adult students. Community Chorus practice is Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at BIG ARTS. The Community Band rehearses Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at St. Michael & All Angels Church. No auditions are required for the band and chorus, and all are welcome to join. BIG ARTS Workshops are sponsored by Sony Corporation of America. There is a 20 percent discount on workshops for BIG ARTS members. Contact BIG ARTS office or website for class locations. For further information about workshops, classes and events at BIG ARTS, or to become a member, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org.
49 ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013 Economy On Right Road, Butby Max FriedersdorfAmericas economy is back on the right road, according to renowned economist Dr. Stephen S. Roach, but numerous pitfalls loom just ahead he warned a sellout crowd on February 20 at the FORUM at BIG ARTS lecture series in Schein Hall. We dont have the same sense of vertigo as five years ago when the bottom fell out and we are not falling into a dark hole, Dr. Roach observed about todays economy. A professional economist for the past 40 years, Dr. Roach, the former chief economist at Morgan Stanley during his 30 years with the Wall Street firm, said the record surge in U.S. consumer spending was built on a property and credit bubble. Dr. Roach ominously compared the U.S. to Japan where for the past 23 years their economy was built on the same kind of bubble, property and equity, and they went down for the count with too much debt. The U.S. consumer is hunkering down, Dr. Roach added, with 70 percent of the economy slowed down with consumers being painfully rational to survive. Our elected representatives have no idea what is going on, and are not addressing the problem, he said. Savings are at the lowest level since 1932 and you cannot invest if you dont save, said Dr. Roach, who spent seven years with the Federal Reserve. Among Dr. Roachs economic recommendations are an accelerated program to pay down the debt, provide longer term savings incentives, and ending zero interest rates. A senior lecturer at Yales School of Management, Dr. Roach said a false sense of prosperity and living beyond our means are among pitfalls confronting the nation. He said Americans like to take for granted that we have the worlds strongest economy, but of 144 countries, using 60 metrics, the U.S. has fallen from first just five years ago to seventh. This is not a comfortable place to be, he said. Globalization, among other factors such as the recovery of war-battered nations, has created a really competitive world with many countries chomping at our heels. During an extended question period, Dr. Roach warned that the slowdown in China has moderated; the worst is over, and they are re-balancing their economy towards internal consumption which means they will have less resources to fund the huge U.S. debt in future years. Then who will finance it? he asked. He also responded that the most important item on the U.S. agenda should be the encouragement of savings to finance infrastructure repair and construction, education, and worker training. On a philosophical note, he commented that we have tricked ourselves that we are entitled to the American dream that hard and honest work and effort will provide satisfaction and prosperity and ensure the next generation will be better off. There is nothing wrong with aspiring, but we have to face reality. We have a dysfunctional congressional and executive branch. Dr. Roach was introduced by FORUM Chair Dick Wright, who moderated the questions from the Sanibel audience. The speaker and his wife were honored at a reception in Phillips Gallery. FORUM Chair Dick Wright and Dr. Stephen S. Roach Writers Read The Sanibel-Captiva Island Writers will perform selections from their prose and poetic works on Thursday, March 14 in the Phillips Gallery at BIG ARTS from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The evening reads have been an island tradition since 1987. The Island Writers group, established in 1984, meets weekly. Members read and critique each others work and share writing-related information. Currently, five groups of 10 writers comprise Island Writers. The selections have been chosen for quality, entertainment value and listener friendliness by a panel representing each of the five groups. An audience of more than 100 island residents and visitors attended last years spring read. The readers for March 14 are: Hazel Barber, Duke Barron, Maryanne Daly, Chris Godwin, Sandy Greco, Jim Gustafson, Tanya Hochschild, Jane Hogg, Martha Jeffers, Jean Jensen, Tom Jones, Mary Lavelle, Mort Levy, Gary McLouth, Joe Pacheco, Loretta Pickens, Dawn Schumann, Rennie Severance and Lorraine Walker Williams. Admission is a $5 donation. BIG ARTS is at 900 Dunlop Road. WINE, DINE & RELAX Tantalizing Starters | Dazzling Entrees Scrum p tious Dessert s Winn e r of BE S T C asual Fine Dinin g 201 2 H appy H our E very d ay 4pm-6:30p m H al f Pr i ce on All M i xed Dr i nks ( top to bottom shel f) Wine b y the G lass & All Bee r Join our email list, receive online discounts when makin g on l ine reservations at BrattasRistorante.com & join our l oya l ty program on your next visit. 1 2984 S. C l eve l an d Ave., F ort M yers w ww. b rattasristorante.co m nl ine Reservations Avai l a bl e 239 -4 33 -444 9 On Serving American & Italian Cuisine Open 4pm Daily live entertainment & z i n g S t a r t e r s | D a z z l i n g E n m & m FIND US Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email email@example.com
ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 201350 Forum On Health Care PreferencesJoin Dr. Jonathan Scalone from Hope Health Care Services for a discussion of Five Wishes and how this document is used on Thursday, March 7 at 1 p.m. at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church Parish Hall. Each participant will receive a copy of Five Wishes for their own use. Five Wishes provides a tool for people to talk comfortably about their end-of-life wishes with family, friends and healthcare providers. It is a simple document that addresses personal, emotional, spiritual and medical needs and wishes. Five Wishes allows you to record your choices, goals and instructions for your future medical care in the event you become unable to speak for yourself. It is for anyone 18 years or older and is recognized in 42 states and the District of Columbia as meeting state requirements for advanced directives. Five Wishes has several components, including: A health care power of attorney or surrogate that allows you to name a person you trust to make your health care decisions if you cannot make them yourself. A living will a statement about your desires to have or not to have your life prolonged by extraordinary measures if you have a terminal or incurable illness or if you are in a vegetative state. A declaration of an anatomical gift, allowing you to make a gift by will, organ donor card or other document. Dr. Scalone, a retired Lt. Col. from the United States Air Force, has a doctorate in divinity and is a retired licensed professional counselor. He has been with Hope since 2003 when he became a manager for Hopes social workers, chaplains and expressive therapists. Currently Dr. Scalone educates the local community on Hope Health Care Services, the documentary Consider the Conversation and Five Wishes and is Hopes veteran outreach coordinator. This lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call Roberta Heller, RN, parish nurse at 472-2173. Dr. Jonathan Scalone Lunch Supports Library ProgramsWhat do four nationally acclaimed authors, 7,910 electronic/audio books and 857 childrens books have in common? They represent a few of the programs supported by The Sanibel Public Library Foundation. The authors appeared in the foundations 5th annual Library Author Series offered free of charge to library cardholders. The downloadable books were checked out during the past year via the eShelf service. The childrens books were donated to the patients at the Golisano Childrens Hospital from participants in the 2012 Summer Reading Program. To help provide funding for these initiatives, the Library Foundation will host its 2nd annual Lunch with the Author event featuring bestselling suspense writer Lisa Jackson at The Sanctuary on Tuesday, March 19 at noon. For $55 per person, Jackson fans and readers interested in an authors observations on life and writing will have lunch followed by a presentation by the author from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. A book signing will follow. To make a reservation call 214-0088 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The major sponsor for the luncheon is Uhler and Vertich Financial Planners. Individuals interested in providing additional support for the event may become host committee members for a $300 contribution. Host committee members will receive two reserved priority seats at the luncheon and meet with Jackson at a reception before the luncheon. None of these (programs) would have been possible without dollars from the foundation, said Library Director Margaret Mohundro. We are grateful to the donors to the foundation. With their support, the library is able to provide some terrific programming and encourages education, entertainment and lifelong learning all surrounding books and reading. Top Ten Books On The Island1. Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey 2. Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff 3. Sanibel Sunset Detective by Ron Base 4. Gift from the Sea by Anne Marrow Lindbergh 5. Sanibel Moodscapes by Angelika Geerlof 6. Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White 7. Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harman 8. Rules of Civility by Amor Towles 9. To Heaven and Back by Mary Neal 10. Dry Grass of August by Anna Jean MayhewCourtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop. Prepared Meals TO GO Soft Serve Frozen Yogurt & Hard Serve Ice Cream, Milkshakes, Sundaes, Flurries Featuring Organic Co ees Delicious Breakfast Foods, Fresh Baked Pastries & Mu ns, Salads, Sandwiches, Subs, Homemade Soups FREE DELIVERY 4 CLOSE Deli Meats Sliced To Go Beer & Wine 239-472-2555 Winner Best Pizza Taste of the Islands Serving Pizza & Wings Frozen Yogurt & So MUCH MORE Favorite Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email email@example.com
51 ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013 Russian Leader A Man Of Multiple Identitiesby Max FriedersdorfVladimir Putin, Russias enigmatic president, often described as the man from nowhere, is really a man of many and complex identities according to Dr. Fiona Hill, a Russian scholar and expert who addressed the FORUM at BIG ARTS last Sunday evening, February 24. Co-author of the recent book entitled, Mr Putin, Operative In The Kremlin, Dr. Hill told the sellout Sanibel audience in Schein Hall that Putins multiple dimensions include that of the Statist, the History Man, the Survivalist, the Outsider, the Free Marketer, and the Case Officer. Re-elected in 2012 to another term as president, the former KGB agent and deputy mayor in the crime and corruption ridden city of St. Petersburg, Putin has his own idealized view of himself as CEO of Russia, Inc, according to Dr. Hill, a senior fellow at the prestigious Brookings Institution think tank in Washington DC. Putin is a man fixated on the survival of the Russian state, not just his own survival. In his first two presidential terms he worked to restore and consolidate the strength and independence of the Russian state. He did so primarily by channeling windfall revenues from the oil boom to pay off the colossal debts accumulated by his predecessors Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin. He then proceeded to build up Russias financial and material reserves, Dr. Hill explained. After 12 years at the top of Russian politics, Putin should be a known quantity. But policy makers and pundits are constantly diverted by the images that proliferate inside and outside Russia from the action man tranquilizing tigers and flying with cranes, to the cruel antiAmerican autocrat who exploits orphans to undermine U.S. human rights legislation, Dr. Hill added. Dr. Hill said that Putin still retains popularity in Russia, winning 64 percent of the vote last year, although he dipped below 50 percent in Moscow. Putin has a wide network of friends in government, according to Dr. Hill who characterized his style as the one boy network instead of the old boy network. During a lengthy question and discussion period, Dr. Hill responded that Putin, approaching 60, seems hale and hearty when asked about his health. Asked about Russias nuclear capabilities, Dr. Hill said, We should be worried about them. They are one country with the capability to take us out. Hill told another questioner that Putins modernization focus has been education, beefing up technical schools and finding civilian applications for defense programs. Dr. Hill, who recently visited Beijing, also reported that Putin was seeking as good relations with China as possible, but there wasnt as much interest on the Chinese side. Asked what President Obama might expect in his dealings with the Russian president, Dr. Hill, drawing on her personal experience, responded laconically, He (Putin) is not the kind of guy that is going to do you any favors. Dr. Hill, who was fighting a bug, was introduced by FORUM Chair Dick Wright who also moderated the questions. Dr. Hill was honored during a reception in Phillips Gallery following the outstanding program. Dr. Fiona Hill Discount Theater Tickets For Rec Center MembersThe BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater is offering Sanibel Recreation Center members a discount ticket price for the February 26 and 27 and March 4 and 5 performances of The Marvelous Wonderettes. All shows are at 8 p.m. Admission for Sanibel Recreation Center members (adult, senior) will be $30 (30 percent off regular ticket price) and $5 for students. Members can purchase tickets at the Herb Strauss Theater box office, 2200 Periwinkle Way or BIG ARTS Marks Box Office, 900 Dunlop Road with a valid membership card (six-month or annual) or receipt of a valid daily/weekly pass to the recreation center. The discount ticket offer is good for selected seats. Offer not valid on prior purchases and subject to availability. One ticket per membership card. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Concerts are held at the Sanibel Congregational Church 2050 Periwinkle Way at 8:00 p.m. Trio Cavatina One of todays leading piano trios. Sponsored by Hazel & David Barber and Patty & Attila Molnar Gould Trio with Robert Plane, Clarinet Ensemble with an enviable reputation for musical integrity. Sponsored by LAT Foundation Ariel Quartet Characterized by its youth, brilliant playing and soulful musical interpretationsSponsored by Roz & Jim Marks e Arabesque Winds with Cherry Tsang, Piano Played with skill and depth beyond their years... e Washington Post. Sponsored by Susan & David Spector David Finckel with Wu Han and Philip Setzer Ranked among the most esteemed and inuential classical musicians in the world. Sponsored by Gene & Lee Seidler and Janet & Joseph Davie Pacica Quartet with Wu Han, Piano Recognized for its virtuosity and exuberant performance style. Sponsored by Sue and Tom PickTickets may be purchased at Bank of the Islands, 1699 Periwinkle Way or Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, Cash or check only. Tickets also available on-line at www.sanibelmusicfestival.org or by phone at Sanibel Music Festival is grateful to 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.Opera eater of ConnecticutViva Verdi! e all-Verdi program is planned in honor of the 200th anniversary of the composers birth.Sponsored by Estate of Christine Johnson, Claire & Ted Sawyer and Friends of Opera
ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 201352 Indiana Wesleyan Choir To PerformThe Village Church at Shell Point Retirement Community will welcome the Indiana Wesleyan Choir on Sunday, March 3 at 6:15 p.m. This performance will take place in the Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point. Enjoy the Indiana Wesleyan Concert Choir directed by Dr. Todd Guy. The chorales concerts consist of a diverse repertoire of music, including sacred classics, hymns, spirituals and contemporary compositions The music performed by the Indiana Wesleyan Choir is amazing, said Pastor Randy Woods, minister of worship and music for The Village Church. We are thrilled to have them as part of this series, and know that the audience will love their performance. Tickets are now on sale and are $10 each. To purchase tickets online, go to www. shellpoint.org/seasonofpraise. To receive additional information about the concert series, call 454-2147. Indiana Wesleyan Choir Rami George Khouri To Lecture At BIG ARTSThe FORUM at BIG ARTS Distinguished Scholars Lecture Series welcomes Rami George Khouri on Sunday, March 3 to Schein Performance Hall, located at 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. Khouri is the Director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, as well as a columnist at the Beirutbased Daily Star newspaper. He is an internationally syndicated political columnist and author, as well as a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Dubai School of Government. Khouri has been a visiting continued on page 54 Rami George Khouri 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 03/15/13TASTE OF THE ISLANDS IRON CHEF WINNERVOTED BEST CHEFBEST OF THE ISLANDS AWARD Sanibel Public Library Foundation P P resents Lunch with Mystery Author LISA JACKSON MARCH 19, 2013 The Sanctuary Golf Club Enjoy an entertaining luncheon while supporting quality library services! Lisa Jackson, a New York Times #1 Best-Selling Author, has written more than 75 novels, including her latest book, You Dont Want to Know. Her writing goes straight to the heart of suspense with novels that buzz with dangerous secrets and deadly passions. Lisa will talk about her writing and describe her journey from struggling writer to nationally bestselling author. Tickets may be reserved by calling (239) 214-0088 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
53 ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013 Series Features Island WritersOn the first Friday in March, Sanibel Island will be gearing up for the next monthly session of First Friday Stories For Grownups. Come to the Sanibel Library from 2 to 3 p.m. and be part of the event. The March 1 featured storytellers will be four writers from the island. Their stories will make you laugh or touch tender memories, and they may even spur you on to tell one of your own brief stories in the second half of the afternoon. Thats part of what makes this event such a community favorite each month in the season. Featured storytellers are all writers who love telling stories. You will see and hear their passion for this art form. Their stories come out of the lives they have lived. These are not jokes or stories borrowed from the Internet. These are stories that really happened. Some are funny, some are tender and poignant, but they are always real. This month the storytellers are Mike Derechin. Nancy Carlile. Mort Levy and Evan Charney. Interestingly enough, three of our story tellers are retired doctors. Nancy is a retired professor. The emcee for the event, as always, will be Dr. Sidney B. Simon, professor emeritus, The University of Massachusetts. He is dedicated to keeping storytelling alive and well and has the knack of making things safe and homey for the people who gather around his imagined camp fireplace to tell their stories. After the featured storytellers, Sid will facilitate the stories that come from the audience, triggered by the stories they have heard in the first half of the program. Seating is limited so arrive early. Last month it was standing room only with no room in the parking lot. The Sanibel Library is at 770 Dunlop Road. If you have any questions, call the library at 472-2483. Sidney B. Simon Scholarship Applications Due March 29The BIG ARTS Scholarship Award Program is now accepting applications for The Robert Rauschenberg Scholarship and The Patricia Thurber Scholarship Trust. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 29. Students who have professional goals to pursue visual arts, music, dance, theater, literary arts or film are invited to apply for one of the awards. Funds may be used for an educational institutions tuition, books, art supplies and equipment. A scholarship committee will consider funding for, but not limited to, tuition associated with any artsrelated degree or advanced workshops. Applicants are eligible to apply if they meet any of the following criteria: High school senior planning to study the arts Student currently enrolled in accredited undergraduate or graduate programs And also must meet one of the following criteria: Current resident of Sanibel or Captiva for at least two years Currently employed on Sanibel or Captiva (or have a parent employed) for at least two years Current member of BIG ARTS for two years (one year for students) Current resident of Lee County Applications are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road. All application materials and complete scholarship program information may also be downloaded online at www.BIGARTS. org/scholar.php. Scholarship inquiries may be e-mailed to BIG ARTS at info@ BIGARTS.org. All application materials are due to BIG ARTS no later than Friday, March 28. For further information about the BIG ARTS Scholarship Award Program, to sign up for workshops, or to become a member, stop by BIG ARTS; call 3950900; e-mail info@BIGARTS.org; or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. 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 3RD & 4TH
54 ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013 Sobczak Presents Saving Florida At Sanibel Librarysubmitted by Cathy Cameron, Sanibel Public LibraryOn Thursday, March 7 at 2 p.m., Charles Sobczak will be at the Sanibel Public Library to do a presentation and book signing. The title of his program is Saving Florida: Living on the Front Lines of Climate Change. Sobczak lives and writes on Sanibel Island. His first novel, Six Mornings on Sanibel, was originally published in 1999 and is currently in its seventh printing. He has written several other novels, a fictional memoir and a collection of selected writings titled Rhythm of the Tides In 2010, he published a nature guide titled Living Sanibel: A Nature Guide to Sanibel & Captiva Islands. The book quickly became the best-selling book on Sanibel and rose to #34 national for nature guide sales on Amazon.com during the winter of 2011. His latest book, The Living Gulf Coast: A Nature Guide to Southwest Florida, just won the Gold Medal Presidents Award for the best work of Adult Non-Fiction, 2011, by the Florida Publishers Association. The book covers all the birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians living within the six county region as well as 161 parks, preserves and eco-destinations where residents and visitors can discover these birds and animals in the wild. For additional information, go to www.indigopress.net. The Sanibel Public Library is located at 770 Dunlop Road. Call 472-2483 for more information. Charles Sobczak Visiting Author To Share WealthMigration Insights With IslandersWith his new book How Money Walks, entrepreneur and tax-reform advocate Travis H. Brown takes an in-depth and compelling look at how people, businesses and working wealth move between the states. Brown will be visiting The Community House from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 27 for a reading and reception. Published just a few weeks ago, Browns book is already garnering buzz nationwide. He has recently appeared on CNBC and Fox Business, among other outlets. During his Sanibel appearance, Brown will share fascinating (and sometimes startling) facts about the states that are winning and the states that are losing. Brown, the co-founder of the public-affairs and advocacy firm Pelopidas, LLC, is an expert in the area of tax reform. Major news outlets, think tanks and business groups turn to him for his well-researched, data-based, non-partisan views on economic growth. A regular contributor to Forbes.com, Brown makes complex issues accessible and interesting. How Money Walks uses unimpeachable IRS data to answer tough questions such as why, between 1995 and 2010, millions of Americans moved between the states and took with them more than $2 trillion in adjusted gross incomes. Brown is an engaging speaker who illustrates his research with the help of a proprietary, interactive, 55-inch touchscreen. How Money Walks is a timely, relevant book that will resonate with audiences all throughout the United States, including Floridians. It explores why some states, like Florida, saw tremendous gains ($86.4 billion in a 15-year period) while other states, like New York, experienced massive losses ($58.6 billion in that same timeframe). Money and people moved from high-tax states to low-tax ones, and the tax that seemed to matter the most was the personal income tax. The states with no income taxes gained the greatest wealth, while the states with the highest income taxes lost the most. How Money Walks received its national launch in New York City last month. Throughout 2013, Brown will participate in speaking engagements and media interviews across the nation; in addition to Sanibel, stops include Washington, D.C.; Dallas, Texas; Chicago, Illinois; Scottsdale, Arizona; and Las Vegas, Nevada. The book is available through Amazon.com and at HowMoneyWalks.com. Hard copies of How Money Walks are $14.99, and e-reader downloads are $6.99. Island PawsA Very Unique Pet Shop! 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Thank You to our loyal customers. 630 Tarpon Bay Rd(near the Over Easy Cafe)9-5 Monday Friday 10-4 Saturdaywww.sanibelartandframe.com 239-395-1350 From page 52Khourischolar at Stanford, Syracuse, Tufts, Mount Holyoke and Northeastern universities, and in 2006 became a co-recipient of the Pax Christi International Peace Award for his efforts to bring peace and reconciliation to the Middle East. Khouri has also served on the advisory board of the International Committee of the Red Cross. 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 and final FORUM speaker for the season is Frank Verrastro on Sunday, March 10. 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.
55 ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013 Book Signing With WhiteRandy Wayne White will be discussing and signing his stunning new thriller, the 20th Doc Ford novel, Night Moves. The signing will be held at the Sanibel Bookshop, 1571 Periwinkle Way, on Wednesday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m. White is a New York Times bestselling author. He lives on Sanibel Island, where he was a light-tackle fishing guide for many years. In Night Moves, both Doc Ford and his friend Tomlinson have buried secrets. Now one of those secrets is about to come alive with a vengeance. While trying to solve one of Floridas most profound secrets, Doc Ford is the target of a murder attempt by someone who wants to make it look like an accident. Or is the target actually Tomlinson? Whatever the answer, the liveaboards and fishing guides at Dinkins Bay on Sanibel Island are becoming increasingly nervous and wary after a near-poisoning, a plane crash and an explosion make it apparent that Ford and Tomlinson are dangerous companions. What their small family of friends dont know is that their secret pasts make it impossible for the two of them to go to the law for help. There is an assassin on the loose, and it is up to them to find the killer before he (or she) finishes the job. For more information, visit www.sanibelbookshop.com or call 472-5223. Randy Wayne White Derek Fell Presents Grow This! At The Sanibel Public Librarysubmitted by Cathy Cameron, Sanibel Public LibraryOn Monday, March 11 at 2 p.m., Derek Fell will be at the Sanibel Public Library to do a presentation and book signing. The title of his program is Grow This! Fell is a prolific garden writer and photographer. His garden, art and travel books have more than 2.5 million copies in print, and his photo library contains more than 150,000 images. He lives in Pipersville, Pennsylvania at historic Cedaridge Farm and on Sanibel Island, where he cultivates award-winning gardens of flowers, fruits, vegetables and tropicals. For additional information, call the Sanibel Public Library at 472-2483. Derek Fell at Cedaridge Farm Art League Show Opens In LibraryThe Sanibel-Captiva Art League presents its annual judged members show through the month of February at the Sanibel Library at 770 Dunlop Road. First Place was awarded to Evan Charney for his woodcut engraving Violin Cellos. Second Place went to Daphne Hammond for her graphite drawing Mark and Third Place was awarded to Stan Timson for his colorful acrylic Large Cone with Extra Sprinkle. Merit awards went to Joan Tangren Reynolds for Morning Sun, Sylvia Kasperic for Celebrating Yellow IV, The Blanket by Rita Mach Skoczen and Pears on Kitchen Window by Terry Shattuck. Honorable Mention awards were given to David King for Elephant and March Calkins for So Many Shells, So Little Time The art league has been on the island for almost 50 Years. It displays its work in the Sanibel Public Library several times a year. This show celebrates nature and wildlife of the island along with traditional artistic themes in a variety of media. Many of the paintings are plein air paintings by league artists who paint outdoors weekly, continuing a tradition that dates back to the 1960s on Sanibel. Visit www.sancapart.com to learn more about the league and its activities. Large Cone with Extra Sprinkle Third Place winner 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 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 29 BEERS ON TAP! 2 2 2 voted voted best lunch best lunch on the island on the island 2012 2012HOME OF THE HOME OF THE STEEL CURTAIN PIZZA STEEL CURTAIN PIZZA Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
March 16, 4pm-8pmRaising money for our kids with a little Irish luck.Featuring LIVE MUSIC from Celtic StewSouthwest Floridas premiere Irish pub band, adult beverages, food stations and silent and on-line auctions including Airfare and private home vacation to Irelands west shore! Childrens activities include a bounce house, land slide, laser tag, obstacle course, face painting and much more. $10 per child | Complimentary for all adultsat The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club The Sanibel School PTA and SSF Presents the 2013Title Sponsors The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club, Seahorse Festival 2013 | Kiwanis The Sanibel School Events Sponsor 2012-13 Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille, Blue Ribbon Golf Classic 2012 | Baileys General Store, Festival Sponsor Seahorse Festival 2013School Grand Sponsors The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, Red, White and Brew, Middendorf Family Heidrick Insurance, Congress Jewelers, The Sanctuary Golf Club ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 201356
NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands BUSINESS REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS VOL. 20, NO. 36 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA MARCH 1, 2013 B BSECTIONBidding On A Motortrike With A Propeller And Wingssubmitted by David RohnWhat goes through the toll booth, requires a drivers license and motorcycle endorsement, private pilots certificate, a single-engine land rating with a tailwheel endorsement to fly to North Captiva? The answer to this riddle is one of more than a dozen items up for bid at the Captiva Civic Associations 2013 ABC Celebration auction on March 7 at 6 p.m. at The Sanctuary Golf Club. Its a ride in a PlaneDriven, which is a roadable airplane, with Trey Johnson, who is the developer of this unusual aircraft that can be flown in the sky or driven on the highway. If you have caught a glimpse of this unusual yellow vision in your rearview mirror while driving down a Sanibel or Captiva road recently, rest assured, it wasnt Big Bird. More likely, it was Johnsons yellow Glasair Sportsman airplane, reconfigured on the PlaneDriven PD-2 kit package he has been developing for the past two and a half years in Renton, Washington to create a general aviation plane thats street legal. He has flown and driven the plane here while visiting his mother, Captiva artist Stella Farwell. It was built in April of 2010, and has been flown to all corners of the country multiple times, and driven in a handful of states, Johnson said. Now, he is at the tail end of the testing phase of the aircraft. There have been past efforts at building a roadable airplane, and while they have been driveable, they have ended up as poor airplanes, he said. This is a plane first, and also roadable. By using the proven Glasair Sportsman, known for its folding wings and ability to convert to various gear configurations, and then adding his PlaneDriven package that includes steerable front wheels, brakes, wheel pants, a rear-drive unit and street-legal lighting, Johnson has created an airplane that also complies with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for a motorcycle.continued on page 16B A Glasair Sportsman airplane mounted on the PlaneDriven package turns the plane into a street legal motortrike. The aircraft is at the end of the testing phaseGleason, LeBuff Publish Postcard History Series Bookby Jeff LysiakMany times, a postcard is a strangers first introduction to a faraway land. Sent to loved ones while on vacation, or mailed by businesses as a means of attracting customers, postcards do more than send messages of Wish you were here. They capture memories that may last for generations and beyond. Longtime islanders Charles LeBuff and Deb Gleason have collaborated on a book which chronicles more than a century of history on Sanibel and Captiva through the perspective of postcards. The 128-page Postcard History Series book, Sanibel and Captiva Islands, contains 200 black and white images grouped together from their own personal collections as well as from friends, museums and local businesses. We started with over 350 postcards, and we originally wanted (the book) to be in color, said LeBuff, who lived for 22 years in the Sanibel Lighthouse quarters. But some of the postcards had issues with quality they were faded, or torn. The publisher had the final word about which images went into the book. But I think they only took issue with three images that made the final cut. Although Gleason and LeBuff have known each other for 55 years, and had regularly bumped into one another at postcard collector shows, it was a chance encounter at the taping of a Fox News morning television show last year when the pair stumbled upon the idea of putting together a book about postcards chronicling the history of the islands. The publisher only wanted us to do a book on Sanibel, but seeing how Sanibel and Captiva are sort of related from a historical perspective, it just seemed like the right way to do it, said Gleason. Everyone who came across the ferry was going to either Sanibel or Captiva. And everyone on that ferry got to admire the lighthouse for at least 15 minutes, added LeBuff, noting that the first chapter of the book The Sanibel Island Light Station includes 14 images, facts and postcards dating back to 1915, highlighting the iconic lighthouse. Additional chapters include The Island Ferries and Mail Boat; Landscapes; The Famed Beaches; Gifts from the Sea; Bridges through Time; Churches, Businesses and Early Eateries; Inns and Outs; and A Refuge for Wildlife and People. Some very rare and expensive postcards appear in the book. One of the postcards loaned to them for use in Sanibel and Captiva Islands cost the collector $178. Asked which image in the book was his favorite, LeBuff thumbed through an advance copy, stopped on page 121 and pointed out the bottom photograph of a loggerhead sea turtle, with a crowd of people off in the distance. I like this one because my wifes legs are in it, he said with a laugh. The upcoming month will be a very busy one for the authors, with appearances including:continued on page 7B Charles LeBuff and Deb Gleason hold a copy of their newly published Postcard History Series book, Sanibel and Captiva Islands, which will be released on March 4
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ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 20134B Hortoons American Legion Post 123 NewsOn Sunday, March 3, meatloaf dinners will be served from 1 to 8 p.m. at American Legion Post 123. Live music will be provided by Robby Hutto. Every Friday throughout the month of March, the Legion will host a fish fry from 4 to 8 p.m. On Tuesday, March 5, the Ladies Auxiliary will conduct their meeting starting at 6 p.m. On Sunday, March 10, BBQ ribs and checken will be served from 1 to 8 p.m. 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. That is why LCEC is continually working hard to improve the reliability of the electric system. LCEC must perform maintenance and construction on electric facilities from time to time to ensure reliable electric service. A recent utility project along San-Cap road interrupted trafc for longer than expected and LCEC apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused residents and visitors. In response to concerns from customers, LCEC demobilized the project as quickly as possible and will delay further maintenance until after season. LCEC is committed to providing reliable power to our customers on Sanibel and Captiva with the least amount of impact to customers and we thank you for your patience, understanding and support. Our customers are number one.
5B ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013 Community House Seeks VolunteersThe Community House enters the second half of its season with a lineup of events scheduled for March and April. In March, it will host the 2013 Shell Festival, a Swamp House Party and another onewoman show performed by actress Joanna Olsen Wallis-Simpson Royal Obsession. In April, it will feature a Soul and R&B House Party. The Community House will be serving islanders in many ways, and 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 organization 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 continued on page 6B The Community House will be home to a busy schedule of events in the coming months Lapi Is Selected 2012 Citizen Of The YearThe Lee County Board of County Commissioners has selected Tony Lapi as the recipient of the Paulette Burton Citizen of the Year Award for 2012. The announcement was made at the boards February 19 meeting.Lapi has served on several committees for Visit Florida and most recently served as the chair of the organizations executive committee from June 2011 to June 2012. He is also a current ex officio board member of the Lee County Tourist Development Council. His business leadership has earned him the Horizon Council Award, Sanibel and Captiva Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award, a Flagler Award, and the Gordon Schopfer Lifetime Achievement Award. This dedicated community leader enthusiastically donates his time and leadership serving on boards of the Sanibel and Captiva Chamber of Commerce, Sanibel Community Association, United Way of Lee County, Charitable Foundation of the Islands, Florida Gulf Coast University Hospitality School, and Captiva Civic Association. He is a United Way Alexis De Tocqueville Society Member and has been honored with numerous awards and recognitions for his community service. Lapi is known as a hard working leader with a keen sense of humor and entrepreneurial spirit who gives generously to those in need. An outstanding role model and business leader, he is duly recognized by the Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida as an outstanding Laureate for the 2011 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County. The runners up were also acknowledged at the board meeting. They included David Dutrieux and Susan Moore, both of Fort Myers. The Burton Citizen of the Year award was created in 1991 in honor of Mrs. Burton, who died tragically in an automobile accident. Mrs. Burton, a long-time Sanibel resident and government watchdog, spent many years serving as a voice of the people to the Lee County Board of County Commissioners as well as playing an active role in Sanibel politics. 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ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 20136B Power Squadron Change Of Watch InstalledOn February 19 The Sanibel-Captiva Sail & Power Squadron installed a new bridge and staff of administrative officers for its 38th year of operation as the third-largest power squadron in the U.S. and its territories. The ceremony, held at the Kelly Greens Country Club, featured the swearing in of new Commander Chap Vail. The United States Power Squadron (USPS) celebrates its 100th anniversary this year as it continues to promote high standards of seamanship along with the honored traditions of yachting worldwide. With approximately 40,000 members and 400 squadrons located in 33 districts, the USPS carries out its mission to educate the boating public on maritime laws and the rules and techniques that assure safe boating for all mariners. The change of watch event introduced a new slate of officers to carry on the USPS mission. The new officers are: Tom Fitzgerald, executive officer; Marge Lieblein, secretary; Ellen Trevor, treasurer: Sami Lucas, Roger Heider, Nick Googin and James Struthers as members-at-large; Steve Abbott, assistant education officer; Georgia Plumb, assistant secretary; and John Fridlington, assistant treasurer. For information on the SanibelCaptiva Sail & Power Squadron visit www. SanibelCaptivaSPS.org. Ellen Trevor, treasurer; Marge Lieblein, secretary; Charlene Timothy, administrative officer; Jack Purse, education officer; Tom Fitzgerald, executive officer; Chap Vail, commander From page 5BCommunity House Seeks Volunteersrental 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 www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net. Located On Sanibel!Offering Alternative Solutions in a Technology Driven Worldwww.AlternativeAudioSolutions.com email: Jeff@AlternativeAudioSolutions.com 1149 Periwinkle Way 239-204-9289 Audio/Video Design and Audio/Video Design and Integration Integration Home Theatre Design and Home Theatre Design and Integration Integration Network Systems Network Systems Structured Wiring Structured Wiring Security Through Surveillance Security Through Surveillance Custom Home Lighting Custom Home Lighting Design Design Lutron Dimming Systems Lutron Dimming Systems Landscape Lighting Design Landscape Lighting Design Automated Shading Automated Shading
7B ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013 From page 1BHistory BookFrom March 1 to 28, LeBuff will take part in an exhibition of Calusa Indian weapon and artifact replications at the Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Road. For additional details, call the library at 472-2483. On Thursday, March 7, both Gleason and LeBuff will attend a book signing at MacIntosh Books & Paper, 2407 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information, call 472-1447. On Sunday, March 24, Captiva Cruises will offer Island Stories with Deb Gleason and Charles LeBuff, a sunset cruise which departs McCarthys Marina at 6:15 p.m. For additional information and reservations, call Captiva Cruises at 472-5300. Finally, on Tuesday, March 26, LeBuff and Gleason will appear at the Fort Myers Beach Public Library, 2755 Estero Boulevard, to discuss their book beginning at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 765-8162. The thing I liked about working on the book is when you look at a photograph, you can give it a caption with just the basic information. But what Charles and I did was give it the back story the details you wouldnt normally get from any other history book, said Gleason. It was fun to put those little facts into this book.Printed by Arcadia Publishing, Gleason and LeBuffs Postcard History Series book, Sanibel and Captiva Islands, will be available for sale in local book stores on March 4 for $21.99. In this postcard depicting the Sanibel Lighthouse, circa early 1960s, heavy erosion allowed the lighthouse keepers to fish directly from the porch of Quarters No. 2 Castaways Motel and Marina, which opened in the early 1950s, sported a tropical theme and thatched roof TRUST As the largest independent Trust Company in Southwest Florida, we combine personal service with world class investment management to create a superior client experience. Founded in 2001, we maintain the highest standards of safety and soundness. Client portfolios are separately managed and individually tailored to your total return, cash ow, and legacy needs. Experience the benets of private wealth management.Wealth Management | Trust Administration | Estate PlanningYour nancial future should rest in the hands of a company with the integrity and experience to preserve and grow your assets. sancaptrustco.com To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 20138B Sanibel Chapter Of PEO Celebrates 30th AnniversaryThe Sanibel Chapter FV of the international PEO (Philanthropic Educational Organization) celebrated its 30th anniversary in February. The founding members included Jeanne Druse, Doris Gustafson, Helen Hannauer, Margaret Hoorneman, Dee Kaiser, Nancy Kincaid, Rachel Nottelmann, Mary Ann Pipino, Ruth Rau, Ginny Rehm, Barbara Slagle, Beverly Slay, Lynne Stern, Doris White and Dottie (Worth) Polak. Of the seven surviving members, three (Dottie Polak, Dee Kaiser and Lynne Stern) are still active in the Sanibel chapter and were on hand for the celebration.During its 30-year history, Chapter FV has secured scholarships and grants for young women entering college, those pursuing graduate degrees and those returningcontinued on page 12B Three of the original founding members of the Sanibel Chapter FV of international PEO celebrated the 30th anniversary of the local chapter. From left is Dottie Polak, Dee Kaiser and Lynne Stern Bait Shop Has New Crew Chief The Bait Box introduces TJ Haley as the new crew chief at the store. On January 1, Haley took over day-to-day operations and assists Ralph Woodring, owner, in carrying on The Bait Box traditions of quality equipment, knowledgeable staff and great customer service. Haley moved to Florida in 2001 from Ohio but has been visiting Southwest Florida his entire life, spending his childhood summers with his grandparents in Naples and Estero. He was a manufacturers representative in the electrical industry and moved on to own and operate a 12-lane bowling house near Cleveland, Ohio. He got his real estate license and then decided that he was not meant for cold weather. He sold everything, packed up and moved to Florida. His first job here was working for Polo Ralph Lauren at Miromar Outlets, where he worked in the receiving department. He was employed at Target at Gulf Coast Town Center as receiving and stocking team lead. After getting the store up and running, Haley moved to Boca Raton to assist in the opening of another Target in Deerfield Beach. He saw an ad for an opportunity to work for Woodring and jumped at the chance. I am really excited about the opportunity to work with Ralph and contribute whatever I can to growing the business with him. We are working hard at carrying what local fishermen want and looking ahead at new opportunities as far as products and processes. We will be increasing our inventory for the upcoming season in an effort to have what our customers want, when they want it. We have hired a great staff with tons of local knowledge to assist everyone from locals to tourists to catch fish. We are also making efforts to change the look of the store by rearranging things a bit inside and out. Haley leads a team of six crew members in assisting customers with equipment, tackle, bait and how-to needs as well as whats biting and where. You can also catch some of the team out at Matlacha Community Park the continued on page 15B TJ Haley Buying, Selling or just want to chat... Talk to Chuck! Buying, Selling or just want to chat... Talk to Chuck! Great Service! Great Dedication! Great Results! Great Service! Great Dedication! Great Results! 2400 Palm Ridge Rd. Sanibel, FL (239) 472-2311A er Hours (239) 209-6500WWW.SANIBELCAPTIVAREALESTATEGUIDE.COMRE/MAX AWARD WINNING REALTOR! Chuck Bergstrom Chuck Bergstrom ISLAND RESIDENT, REALTOR ISLAND RESIDENT, REALTOR Tarpon Bay Road Tarpon Bay Road Build Your Dream Home. Large 1-1/2 Build Your Dream Home. Large 1-1/2 Acre Lot. Short Walk to Shops, Acre Lot. Short Walk to Shops, Restaurants & Baileys. 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ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 201310B Celebrating Victory At Harbour Pointesubmitted by David RohnAt its gala annual ABC Celebration dinner on Thursday, March 7, the Captiva Civic Association will not only raise money and look forward to remodeling and expanding its community center, but also savor a huge victory to preserve critical island mangrove wetlands. They are wetlands at the northern tip of Captiva that Paul Tritaik would love to incorporate into the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Tritaik, who manages the refuge, said Ding Darling is in the midst of looking at expanding its boundaries to incorporate some other areas, such as the Woodring homestead at the mouth of Tarpon Bay, that could benefit the refuge. That expansion, he said, also could incorporate the Harbour Pointe mangrove area that the Captiva Civic Association and several other conservation groups have been struggling to preserve. The battle to block development at Harbor Pointe that would have impacted acres of black mangrove wetlands adjacent to South Seas Island Resort, spanned more than a decade, embroiled local, state and federal agencies in more twists and turns than a mystery novel, generated reams of rulings and reports, and consumed hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees. Speaking of a recent ruling by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers blocking construction of luxury condos on Harbour Pointe mangrove wetlands, Civic Association Land Use Chairman Bill Riley recently told the organizations membership, This is a really remarkable thing to happen in the Army Corps of Engineers anywhere in this country. The result of it is, as of right now, there will be no mangrove destruction in South Seas. Paul Garvey, executive director of the Captiva Civic Association, said it was one of the biggest environmental battles the organization has engaged in. While the acreage directly involved may have been small, the stakes were huge. Yes, it was only a couple acres here and a couple acres there, said Rae Ann Wessel, director of natural resource policy for the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. But the next thing you know, you wind up looking like Miami. SCCF, along with The Conservancy of Southwest Florida, joined the Captiva Civic Associations battle against Mariner Properties Development and its successor development firm, Plantation Development Ltd., to block construction of 24 luxury condos that would have impacted mangrove wetlands on Harbour Pointe, at the tip of a 78-acre tract of largely mangrove wetlands, across from the main marina at South Seas Island Resort. We need to understand that every decision sets a precedent, said Wessel of the final ruling by the Army Corps blocking the project. You often hear developers say that theyre not setting a precedent. she added. Bull. Dont ever let anyone tell you decisions dont set a precedent. Once you make a decision to allow a developer to put even a small development on a mangrove, the next thing you know, youll have another developer tell you, But hey, they allowed it over there. For SCCF, currently in the midst of opposing construction of 300 home sites and a marina on 150 acres of mangrove at Shell Point, every decision preventing destruction of mangrove wetlands counts. Bob Lloyd was recently referred to by Riley as a bulldog for his tenacity in rejecting efforts to compromise protection of the Harbour Pointe mangroves. But he stressed that many individuals and organizations especially the SCCF and The Conservancy, which provided money, legal talent and expertise played invaluable roles in the fight. Lloyd, a board member of the Captiva Civic Association during much of the fight, said the Harbour Pointe battle was an outgrowth of the Associations successful effort to prevent destruction of mangroves on adjacent Buck Key Island. Buck Key is now largely a nature preserve. Quoting the Captiva Civic Associations mission statement calling for the preservation of the quality of life, ambiance and environmental integrity of this unique barrier community, Lloyd added, Everything the CCA has done has gone back to that concept. Lloyd also stressed the issue wasnt about property rights. I strongly respect peoples property rights, he remarked. Its only when people go beyond the county plan or what the law allows that property rights should be challenged. He praised Blackstone-LXR, the current operators of South Seas, for playing by the rules in their development proposals at South Seas. Lloyd said the tide turned in the battle over protecting the mangroves at Harbour Pointe when the Army Corps of Engineers agreed that the Federal Clean Water Act requires developers to consider the possibility of putting their projects on other land including land they may have to buy elsewhere from others if the development adversely impacts mangrove wetlands. State and county policy doesnt extend that far. In 1998, Mariner sold off everything it owned at South Seas except an acre of upland and 77 acres of mangrove wetlands near the northeast tip of Captiva, as well as its remaining development rights to build a 24-unit condo project known as Harbour Pointe. One argument we used at the hearings was that Mariner had owned all the land they needed to exercise their development rights, but sold off all the buildable land except the wetlands, and then said, Oh, but now we have to build there. Lloyd believes the Corps would argue it wasnt trying to set a new precedent. But I think so, and our attorneys think so, because it established the principle that you cant sell off all of your developable uplands and then wring your hands and say you have to develop your wetlands, he explained. If the Army Corps had ruled the other way, they certainly would have set precedent a bad precedent. Both Lloyd and Wessel stressed that protection of mangrove wetlands is critical for coastal areas, especially barrier islands. This little island of Captiva may not be here forever, said Lloyd, but we can sure make it lasts a lot longer if we take care of vegetation mangrove wetlands on the bay side of the island and sea grass on the beach dunes over on the Gulf side. Wessel stressed, A black mangrove basin forest in an aquatic preserve at a coastal inlet is some of the most valuable land that exists from an ecological standpoint for water quality, storm protection, wildlife habitat and carbon sequestration. Both said that Lee County officials need to strictly adhere to language in the Lee County Plan which states, Mangroves on Captiva Island will be protected to the greatest extent possible. That language was recently affirmed by the Captiva Community Panel. As for the future of Habour Pointe, the developers still have the option of appealing the Corps ruling to the federal courts. Not long after the Corps denial, a for sale sign briefly appeared on Harbour Pointe. It has since disappeared. Lloyd said lawyers for the Captiva Civic Association and conservation groups involved in the litigation dont think there are solid legal grounds for overturning the Corps decision. Besides, he added, to go ahead with the development would likely entail construction of an access drawbridge across Bryant Bayou that would have to be maintained and continually operated at the expense of the condominium owners in any project, including possible fines of up to $25,000 if the bridge failed to open for a boat. Aerial photo of Harbour Pointe, surrounding mangroves and the northern tip of South Seas Island Resort Bob Lloyd Rae Ann Wessel Black-crowned Night-heron resting in Harbor Point area mangroves Black-crowned Night-heron perched near Harbour Pointe White Ibis resting in mangroves near Harbour Pointe Rendering of proposed Harbour Pointe condominium development Mangroves adjacent to the proposed Harbour Pointe development
11B ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013 While Lloyd thinks the battle is over, he warned, Ive seen enough monster movies to know that in the end the monster you shot, and who fell out the upstairs window, that you thought had died, often gets up and walks away for the sequel. I hope that doesnt happen in this instance. He added, I guess what I would like to see this is wishful thinking that the wetlands could be donated to some conservation organization federal, state, local or private and put into perpetuity for non-use and non-development. I think our wetlands are terribly important for critters that live and breed here, and to hold the island together. This spit of land could disappear if we do not protect the land. Tritaik said the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge was approached by the developers many years ago with managing part of the area as a mitigation project to offset wetlands destruction caused by the proposed development. We were on record as opposing the application as submitted because it would involve removal of mangroves, Tritaik explained. But, in the future, if the owners are willing to sell it or are interested in working with us, were interested in managing that area as part of the refuge. For Wessel, a key lesson to take from Harbour Pointe is that mangrove wetlands and other conservation habitats have economic value well beyond the market value of the land itself. Were getting so much value from these conservation lands for free, she explained. If you had to build anew the value they provide for water quality, storm protection and so forth, the economic balance in favor of development is often far outweighed by conserving these lands. Wessel added, Theres a place for both conservation and development. Having a project that generates tax revenue and jobs may be important, but when you consider what is lost because of what that development displaces, well you need to quantify and weigh the relative values. That will be the topic of an SCCF program on Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Sundial Resort on Sanibel, featuring a talk by Dr. Richard Weisskoff, an associate University of Miami economics professor who has written extensively about ecosystem values. Wessels remarks were echoed by Nichole Johnson, director of governmental relations for the Southwest Florida Conservancy, who wrote of the Harbour Pointe ruling: This decision by the Corps clearly demonstrates the importance of balancing the needs of property owners with the publics interest and analyzing the economic values attached to healthy, intact ecosystems. While Captiva Civic Association officers and members know the long-term effort to protect their fragile barrier island is far from over, at the ABC Celebration, they will momentarily savor one sweet victory in an ongoing war to protect their island. Harbour Pointe Timeline 1973 Mariner Properties Development applies for the right to develop 912 condominium and apartment units at South Seas Plantation. 1985 Mariner receives a stormwater permit from the Southwest Florida Water Management District for its entire development, including an 18-unit hotel on spoil uplands at the tip of a smaller island consisting mostly of mangroves, that were to bcome a part of South Seas known as Harbour Pointe 1998 Mariner sold off everything at South Seas, except for an acre of upland and about 77 acres of mangrove wetlands at the Harbour Point location and its remaining development rights. 2002 Lee County issued an administrative interpretation which clarified that Mariners development rights consisted of a maximum of 35 additional residential units from the elimination of separate lockout units at the Bayside Marina units on South Seas. Eleven units subsequently were built at Harbourview Villas on South Seas, leaving development rights for 24 residential units when Mariner applied to the county to develop Harbour Pointe. Mariner proposed building 18 to 24, 2,700 square-foot condo units on the upland spoil portion at Harbour Pointe, impacting 2.7 acres of black mangrove. The project included a proposed drawbridge across Bryant Bayou that would have impacted additional mangroves. 2005 Mariners successor development firm, Plantation Development Ltd. (PDL), applied for modification of the 1985 permit to construct six 9,500 square-foot, four-plex condominium buildings, a pool and spa, a tennis court, an access road, a filter marsh and surface water management facilities. This application described a development site of 7.4 acres, which included 4.8 acres of direct impacts to mangroves and .1 acre of shading impacts from constructing the drawbridge. 2005 A Lee County hearing examiner approved the rezoning of Harbour Point with conditions limiting the unit sizes to 1,000 square feet and mangrove impacts to 1.1 acres for the entire development. The hearing examiner recommendations were held in abeyance for years, pending issuance of an Environmental Resource Permit from the South Florida Water Management District. November 2006 South Florida Water Management District Law Judge J. Lawrence Johnston, at the Division of Administrative Hearings in Tallahassee, urged denial of a permit unless wetland impacts could be reduced. December 2006 Johnstons order was reviewed by the South Florida Water Management District Governing Board which sent the case back to the judge asking him to reconsider his order. Johnston then asked developers to modify their permit application to minimize impacts. March 2008 Issuance of a state permit allowing developers to fill upwards of three acres of mangroves at Harbour Pointe was delayed pending an administrative hearing to determine whether or not the Water Management District issued its ruling in accordance with the Districts permit application. October 8, 2008 the Lee County hearing examiner reversed his 2005 decision and recommended approval for construction of 24 units on 2.61 acres of black mangrove wetlands at Harbour Pointe 2009 Army Corps District engineer, Col. Alan M. Dodd, denied a federal permit for the project, saying the developers failed to show that other alternatives to wetlands destruction didnt exist. 2011 Developers appealed Dodds decision to the Corps South Atlantic District. April 3, 2012 the Corps South Atlantic Division ruled that the developers appeal had merit, returning the case back to the Jacksonville District for review. 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ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 201312B Be Seen In Green At IrishFest 2013The Baileys Center Merchants Association (BCMA) will host the 4th annual IrishFest on Sunday, March 17 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Baileys Center. Sanibel residents and guests are invited to celebrate the Irish national holiday with Irish food, green beer, music, dancing and much more. The merchants of the Baileys Center will open their doors to everyone on the island for a festival to include a BIG ARTS Chorus performance, Kellyn Celtic Arts Irish Dance Academy, music, food from Baileys General Store, green beer from George & Wendys Seafood Grille, Irish cream lattes from Coffee Bar at Baileys, green frozen yogurt from Zebra Frozen Yogurt and much more. The little ones will be able to enjoy a bounce house and Miss Silvia will be there to provide her famous face painting at no charge. Dont have anything green to wear? You can buy your T-shirts before the big day and at the event. Baileys General Store, Hillgate Communications and Zebra Frozen Yogurt will be selling this years official IrishFest 2013 t-shirts for $10 each. The BCMA is also inviting everyone to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Southwest Florida by purchasing shamrocks through the Shamrocks Against Dystrophy campaign. Gold shamrocks cost $5 and green shamrocks cost $1. You can purchase them one week prior to the event at Baileys General Store, Baileys True Value Hardware, Coffee Bar at Baileys, George & Wendys Seafood Grille, Zebra Frozen Yogurt and Hillgate Communications. Billy Kirkland (aka Billy the Leprechaun) of Billys Bikes and Rentals, zooming around Baileys Center with a pot full of festive goodies and candy at IrishFest 2011 From page 8BSanibel PEO Anniversaryto school to upgrade their skills. PEOs motto is Women helping women reach for the stars. PEO was established in 1869 by seven women at Iowa Wesleyan College. Today, PEO has almost a quarter of a million members in chapters in the United States and Canada. To learn more about PEO, visit www.peointernational.org. Anyone interested in applying for or learning more about their eligibility for a loan or scholarship should contact Sanibel chapter president Joan Maupin at 466-3852. Lot in small mid-island community that shares pool & tennis, low HOA fee includes grass cutting $224K One of the best income-producing Sundial Resort club suites, corner ground-level $349.9K Large Beach Road canal-front 3 or 4 bedroom, this raised pool plus hot tub & boat dock $899K Annual income nearly $50K at beachfront east-end Sandalfoot 2 bedroom, with easy on-site rentals $699K Updated 2 bedroom, looks straight out over courtyard to this beach at Loggerhead Cay $499K + income 2242 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Square #3 Real estate info & blog at SanibelSusan.wordpress.com Build in Shell Harbor! Large cul-desac lot with patio dock & wide water views near Sanibel Marina $885K 1/2+acre parcel in Sanibel Bayous, near end of cul-de-sac, short walk to beach over this bridge $399K Single-family home lot overlooking natural vegetation in The Dunes golf/tennis community $299K 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 Susan Andrews Realtor Broker Owner David Anderson Realtor, Sales Associate Elise Carnes Listing Coordinator, Notary Lisa Murty Realtor, Sales Associate Work With Island Experts... SanibelSusan has represented 120 condo sellers, 84 condo buyers, 114 home/lot sellers, 107 home/ lot buyers, or $224,512,825 in Sanibel sales. The SanibelSusan Team is ready to help you too!
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ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 201314B Celebrate Viva Florida 500 With Special Exhibit OpeningThe Edison & Ford Winter Estate has opened a new exhibit Discovering Southwest Florida with Thomas Edison and Henry Ford in the historic Edison Caretakers House to celebrate Viva Florida 500. The exhibit features a collection of historic photographs of Edison and Fords favorite pastimes in Southwest Florida accompanied with contemporary photographs and artifacts from the Edison Ford collection. Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and their families came to Southwest Florida more than a hundred years ago when Fort Myers boasted only a few-hundred families. They established riverside neighboring estates, a botanical laboratory and research gardens from 1885 through the 1930s. Over the years, they not only continued to work on important projects but explored Florida and enjoyed the beaches, waterways, fishing, hunting and visits from their famous friends. Edison and his family also enjoyed birdwatching and were frequently visited by a friendly pelican at their Fort Myers estate. Mina Edison was a member of the National Audubon Society and was active in many birding activities including legislation to protect wild birds from plume hunters. Frequent guests at Seminole Lodge included conservationists such as JN Ding Darling and naturalist John Burroughs. The exhibit is a great opportunity to share Southwest Florida history and natural resources with visitors and residents, said Chris Pendleton, president and CEO. More than 100 years ago, the Edison and Ford families enjoyed much of what we enjoy today in Southwest Florida including fishing, birding, shelling, boating, paddling and exploring. The Edison and Ford families contributed greatly to the history and development of the region and Edisons quote, There is only one Fort Myers and ninety-million people are going to find out, became reality as the area grew. Viva Florida 500 is a statewide initiative led by the Florida Department of State highlighting 500 years of historic people, places and events in present-day Florida since the arrival of Juan Ponce de Leon to Florida in 1513. The Edison Ford exhibit Discovering Southwest Florida with Thomas Edison and Henry Ford exhibit is now open at the Edison Caretakers House and features historical photographs accompanied by contemporary photographs The Edison family enjoyed shelling on Sanibel Island 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 Originally from Duluth, Minnesota I vacationed on Sanibel, bought investment property and dreamed of someday becoming a full time resident. In 1985 I made that dream a reality and also obtained my Florida real estate license. She is know in the area as the premier Realtor and a member of the 100% Executive Club for those who demand the best personalized service throughout the transaction. Deb prides herself on her relationships with her clients and gets most of her business from referrals and recommendations. While living in Minnesota, I worked for the KMG Accounting Services Group. When asked what I enjoy most about being a Realtor I would have to say discovering innovative ways of marketing for my clients that are selling their properties, bonding with my clients that are buying and really getting to know them and their needs. My background in accounting keeps me organized and focused on the many details involved in bringing a real estate transaction to a successful closing. I am a cancer survivor so I believe I have a deep appreciation for life and truly enjoy helping people ful ll their dreams. I love to cook, experimenting with new recipes and sharing them with friends and clients. Other outside interests include travel, shing and enjoying the many other facets of the island lifestyle.MEET ONE OF OUR SALES ASSOCIATES Deb Stone Is e #1 Brand e MOST Visited Real Estate Franchise WebsiteNOBODY IN THE WORLD SELLS MORE REAL ESTATE THAN RE/MAX
15B ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013 is one of many programs throughout the state highlighting Floridas treasured history. For more information on Southwest Florida events visit http:// library.lee-county.com. For a listing of statewide events visit: http://www. vivaflorida.org/. Discovering Southwest Florida with Thomas Edison and Henry Ford is a traveling exhibit available to museums, libraries, historical societies, schools, universities and other cultural institutions. For more information call the Edison Ford Curatorial Department at 334-7419. The Edison & Ford Winter Estates is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information call 334-7419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates. org. The traveling exhibit is sponsored by the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, Inc. with grant funding from the Lee County Tourism Development Council, Visitor & Convention Bureau. Today families continue to shell on Sanibel Island photo courtesy of Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau From page 8BBait Shopweekend of March 9 and 10 as they will be assisting the Ladies Lets Go Fishing organization by running the cast net throwing station and assisting with the kayaking and kayak fishing segment. If you are a female who would like to learn more about fishing, go to the website, www.ladiesletsgofishing.com. Sanibel Island Golf Clubs Third Hole-In-OneOn February 11, Tom Taylor scored a 140 yard, hole-in-one on the third hole, at The Sanibel Island Golf Club. Tom used his eight iron. This is his first hole-in-one of his career. Tom Taylor Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email email@example.com
ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 201316B From page 1BPlane AuctionHe said he gets a lot of double-takes when driving his plane down the street. The first time I drove it over the causeway, the toll operator wanted to charge it as a truck. I said, No, no, this is a motorcycle. We had a bit of a discussion, and the toll booth operator finally looked at the license plate and the paperwork, and charged $2 as a motorcycle. Now, they all know the plane and let us on through for two bucks. He said the general reaction of people when they see the plane on the street or highway is smiles and waves. The most common question is, Can it fly? Johnson said he often gets stopped by police whenever he is in a new jurisdiction. Usually after authorities check his paperwork, they become very friendly and want to have their picture taken with the vehicle often calling in fellow officers to join in the photo. But whats the point of an airplane you can drive? Johnson said that whenever flying long distances in a small plane say from the Seattle area where he lives to the Fort Myers area to see his mother invariably he hits one or two bad weather systems that often cover large areas. Ive had many occasions where Im stuck at a small airport, usually where theres no car rental, and I want to get to a hotel or motel, he said. My PlaneDriven solves that problem. He also noted that in the Seattle area there is often bad weather in the winter in the valley where he lives. But if he drives the plane over a mountain pass to the other side of the mountain range, the weather is good and he can take off. Or, when flying to one of the San Juan Islands in the Pacific Northwest, most small airports dont have car rentals. So what will the winning bidder at the ABC auction get for his or her money? At least theyll get driven around Captiva, Sanibel or both, in a very unusual, cutting-edge plane, or car or motortricycle, with foldable wings. They will also, no doubt, get a lot of curious glances from motorists and pedestrians. But if the bidding goes high enough, and the winning bidder is really curious about the plane, well, who knows? The sky is the limit. The PlaneDriven, a Glasair Sportman airplane mounted on a motortrike road configuration is a street-legal and can be driven on roads and highways everywhere. The first time Trey Johnson tried to pass through the Causeway toll booth, the toll operator wanted to charge his street-legal airplane as a truck. Now, that they are familiar with him and his roadable aircraft, he pays a $2 motorcycle charge. Larry Norris from only $11,999 www.NorrisHomeFurnishings.comFort MyersSanibel 1412 5 S T a mi a mi Tr a il Mon S at. 9 : 30 6 E venin g s & Sunda y s b y appointme n t 690 98 4 4 1025 Periwinkle Way M o n Sat 1 0 5 E venings & Sun d ays b y appointme n t 5 7 9 0 412 Naples 50 1 5 T a mi a mi Tr a il N Mo n Sat 9 : 30 6 E venings & Sun d ays b y appointme n t 2 63 0580 Designer CONDO PACKAGES g g Includes master bedroom, second bedroom, dining area, living room P l ease visit ourSanibel s howroom f or more details on our d esi g ner con d o pac k a g es! Dinette Over 20 nishes to choose from! Master bedroom Over 20 nishes to choose from! Sofa has over 50 fabrics to choose from!
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19B ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013 Red, White & Blue Scramble At Sanibel Island Golf ClubOn February 23, men from Sanibel Island Golf Clubs Mens Golf Association played a patriotic Red, White & Blue Scramble from the red, white and blue tees. All players in the foursome tee-off from the same tees and six tees are from the red, six from the white and six from the blues. The scoring is like a regular scramble: three drives for each player and the shotmaker cannot follow himself except on the green. The average of the teams handicap is deducted from the gross score to determine the team score. It is an unusual format, since the men always play from the white or gold tees and now some can drive the greens from the red tees and the long blue tees present a real challenge. As one member said, it is also a lot of fun because everyone on the team is playing from the same tee. The team of Bill Fellows, Bob Ritchlin, Jerry Mader and Gholi Darehshori were the winners with a score of 42.25. When interviewed, they all said that each player contributed to their success: Bills long drives, Bobs usual steady play with a new driver, Jerry playing well (his handicap will be coming down) and Gholi as the resident botanist kept the group well informed on the newly-trimmed trees and blooming flowers. In second place was the team of Bill Stell, Dave Bugby, Bill Sadd and Bill Blankenship (the only member currently in the mens group when the land first became a golf course). Their score was 42.75. They were followed closely by the team of Fred Zimmer, Dick Chocol, Bill Fetherston and Don Bradford with a score of 43. Jerry Mader, Gholi Darehshori, Bill Fellows and Bob Ritchlin 18 ROUNDS OF GOLFEvery Weekend for Only $99 Social and Tennis Members $45 every weekend Full Club Members $23 all weekOpen to the PublicPh. 239.472.3355 | www.dunesgolfsanibel.com 949 Sand Castle Road, Sanibel YOUR ISLAND. YOUR CLUB.Join Now and New 2013 Members can save up to $700 Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Dunes Womens Golf ResultsThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club announced the Womens Golf Association event results from Friday, February 22. Format: Old Pal Flight #1 (Avg. Team HCP Range 20.4 25.4) 1st Tanya Hochschild 58 Annie Wainwright 1st Jana Stone 58 Sharon Hannon 3rd Daphne Hellmout 59 Nancy McConnell 4th Karen Hendricks 60 Ann Levinsohn 5th Grethe Christensen 62 Mayrann Czarnecki Flight #2 (Avg. Team HCP Range 26.9 29.7) 1st Janice McNeal 55 Maureen OBrien 2nd Linda DeFrancisco 57 Julie ONeill 2nd Mardi Glenn 57 Margaret Dwyer 4th Kenene Weymouth 59 Pat Wentling 5th Claudia Finzen 62 Carol Brodersen Chip-ins: Grethe Christensen #1 Karen Weymouth #4 and #10 Claudia Finzen #4 Club Championship Returns The next event for the DWGA is the Club Championship. The dates are Friday, March 1, Tuesday, March 5 and Friday March 8. The format is individual match play for all flights. Currently, there are a small number of ladies signed up for this event. To participate, complete the sign-up sheet on the board outside the golf shop or call the golf shop at 472-2535. For those not advancing to the final round on March 8 and/or anyone else who would like to play, there will be an alternate BOBS game on Friday, March 8.
ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 201320B Kyle Gibsons Long Recovery From Arm Injury Has Him Competing For A Starting Role With 2013 Twinsby Ed FrankWhen youre selected as the No. 1 pick in the Major League Baseball draft with a signing bonus of more than $2 million, only to suffer a serious arm injury in your second year of professional play, your world suddenly changes to one of arduous, grueling rehabilitation. This is the story of Kyle Gibson, a strapping 6-foot, 6-inch right-hander and a top prospect of the Minnesota Twins who is competing for a starting role this season. Drafted in 2009 with the 22nd pick in the first round, the Indiana native advanced quickly in 2010 from the Fort Myers Miracle (Class A) to Triple A Rochester, where he was named the Twins Minor League Pitcher of the Year. But after starting 18 games for Rochester in 2011, an elbow injury ended his season, resulting in Tommy John surgery. The operation was performed by Dr. David Alcheck, the physician for the New York Mets, and a few weeks later, Gibson was back here in Fort Myers to begin his long road of rehab at the Twins training facility. Fortunately, there were no setbacks, but it was hard work day after day, he said. Less than a year after his September 2011, surgery, Gibson was back on the mound, starting nine games for the rookie level Gulf Coast Twins, two games for the Miracle and two games for Rochester. But he was limited to just 27 innings of pitching. After a successful stint in the 2012 Arizona Fall League, where he started six games, Gibson was named to the Twins 40-man Major League roster last November. Twins General Manager Terry Ryan said last week that the 25-year-old Gibson is definitely in the mix for a spot on the five-man starting rotation, but much depends on his progress during spring training. Im not afraid of competition. I like it. Competition is what makes you all the better, Gibson said last week in an interview. The lack of effecting starting pitching was a major factor in the Twins dismal 2012 season, where they finished 66-96, the worst record in the American League. As a result, Ryan has brought a staggering 35 pitchers to spring training, more than half of the 67 players assigned to camp. Gibson was drafted No. 1 by the Twins four years ago after three years of all-star pitching for the University of Missouri. Baseball America, the Bible of baseball, ranks Gibson as the fourth best prospect in the Twins organization and possessing the best slider in their entire organization. The long road back from Tommy John surgery is one of not only dedicated hard work, but one also of caution. You have to learn to pace yourself, but my arm today feels stronger than ever, he said. Nevertheless, the Twins limited his Arizona Fall League pitching to five innings in a game, or about 75 pitches. A native of Greenfield, Indiana, Gibson and his wife, Elizabeth, a college sweetheart, have made their home here in Fort Myers in order to be close to the Twins training facilities. Of course, the opportunity to play year-round golf here might have also played a factor in choosing this area as home for Gibson, a 10-handicapper. If the talented Gibson does not make the Twins 25-man roster for the seasons start, he likely will begin the year at Triple-A Rochester. But barring a setback or injury, its a good bet he will be called up to the big show sometime during the 2013 season. Those days, weeks and months of grueling rehab will pay big dividends for both Gibson and the Twins when he takes the mound in a Major League uniform. Everblades Drop Pair To Evansville Last Weekend The last place Evansville IceMen defeated the Florida Everblades twice last weekend, dropping the local hockey team into a fifth-place tie in the ECHL Eastern Conference. The losses included a 21-round shootout loss last Friday at Germain Arena with 42 players participating in the shootout to tie an ECHL record. Florida is home again this weekend at Germain, hosting Gwinnett tonight, Friday, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 7 p.m. Kyle Gibson SPORTS QUIZ 1. Who was the last pitcher before the New York Mets Johan Santana in 2012 to toss a no-hitter against the defending World Series champs? 2. Which two major-league teams have had the overall No. 1 pick the most times in baseballs amateur draft? 3. Name the first black player to win an NFL Most Valuable Player Award? 4. How many times has Coach Jim Boeheim led Syracuses mens basketball team to the Final Four? 5. When was the last time before 2012 that the Los Angeles Kings reached an NHL conference final? 6. Who was the last American swimmer before Nathan Adrian in 2012 to win an Olympic gold medal in the mens 100-meter freestyle? 7. Name the three golfers who won six PGA Tour events by the age of 23.1. Texas Nolan Ryan no-hit Oakland in 1990. 2. The New York Mets and San Diego each have picked No. 1 ve times. 3. Joe Perry of the San Francisco 49ers won UPIs NFL MVP award in 1954. 4. Three times. 5. It was 1993. 6. Matt Biondi, in 1988. 7. Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy. ANSWERS
21B ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013 Sanibel Island Golf Club Mens GolfSanibel Island Golf Club (SIGC) Mens Golf Association Tee to Green event on February 13 had the following results: SIGC WGA Tee to Green 18 holes 1st Sandy Sauer 52 2nd Maxine Shevlin 55 3rd Bev Wiseley 56 Sharon Ellen 59 Jill Buigby 61 Joan Schmidt 62 Cecilia Olsson 63 Gloria Waterhouse 64 Debbie Smith 65 Judy Ware 66 Nancy Hilger 68 Carol Arnould 72 Alice Salzman 73 Gini Gersack 75 Jane Lautermilch 77 Barbara Egan 80 9 holes 1st Janet Turner 32 2nd Geri Harrand 33 3rd Kathy Krause 37 Janice Mader 39 Alice Fournier 44 Mary Jane Keys 45 Alfie Sheft 53 Dunes Mens GolfThe results from The Dunes Mens Golf Association (DMGA) Wednesday game, format 1, 2, 3 better balls of 4, are: 1st Joe Raboy 112 Bruce Sprinkle Max Friedersdorf Terry Finzen 2nd Tom Winkler 113 Chuck Hogg Jerry Nichols Tim ONeill 3rd Jack Trautwein 115 Jim Bradford Dan Alton Ley Smith Mixed Golf ResultsThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club announced their Sunday Mixed Golf results from February 24. Format: 4-Person Shamble (2 Net Better of the 4) 1st Bob Rohl 102 Roberta Rohl Howard Dwyer Margaret Dwyer 2nd Dave Blue 102 Gussie Blue Roger Blouin Barbara Chappell 3rd Tom Donovan 103 Mary Donovan Robert Orr Nancy Orr Closest to the Hole Tom Donovan #9 Sharon Hannon #2 Water Safety SaturdaysThe last Saturday of every month through May, from 11 to 11:30 a.m., is Water Safety Saturday at the Sanibel Recreation Center. The purpose of this free course is to provide drowning prevention education to the public. Drowning is the second leading cause of death in children ages one to 14 in the United States. The 30-minute classroom session will cover topics such as supervising children around water, developing an emergency action plan and the importance of sun safety. All ages are welcome. Participants will receive water safety information booklets and door prizes. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. Sanibel Adult Co-Ed Softball LeagueThe Spring Co-Ed Softball League has begun. Aztec Plumbing, Baileys General Store, Sanibel Grill and newcomer Island Vacations are participating this season. Games will be played at the Sanibel School ball fields each Wednesday night. Come out and cheer on your friends for a fun evening of island-style softball. For those who are interested in playing softball but cant commit to full-time league play, Sanibel Recreation offers pick-up softball on Monday nights starting at 6:30 p.m. Anyone interested in participating should contact the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345 for more information. Date Time Visiting Team Home Team March 6 6:30 Aztec Plumbing Sanibel Grill 7:45 Island Vacations Baileys March 13 6:30 Sanibel Grill Island Vacations 7:45 Baileys Aztec Plumbing Dunes Club Championship FlightThe Dunes Mens Golf Association announced their Individual Medal Play Championship Flight for 2013. Final Results Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total 1st Noel Davis 78 82 84 244 2nd Bob Rohl 84 77 84 245 3rd Jerry Muench 86 78 87 251 4th Jeff Mistler 89 84 84 257 5th Jack Czarnecki 94 89 96 279 Cycling Safety Notes DONT WEAR EARPHONES Our Shared Use Paths have a lot of users, especially during season. If youre on the Paths, every other user is a potential source of danger. So you need to know whats going on around you. So put away the earbuds and listen! And for cyclists, Florida law prohibits the use of headsets, headphones or other listening devices. SANIBEL BICYCLE CLUB 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
ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 201322B Around The Islands With AnneRauschenberg Art Is Teamed With Captiva Cottage Open Houseby Anne MitchellIn a tribute to their friend the late Robert Rauschenberg, realtor Jane Reader Weaver and art gallery owner Jane Eckert have collaborated to showcase some of the contemporary artists paintings and prints during an open house for a charming Captiva cottage being offered by Royal Shell Real Estate. If you are not in the market for a home, no problem, youre still welcome. The art will also be for sale, a rare opportunity for purchasing the work of a world renowned artist. The old Florida style cottage, at 11512 Andy Rosse Lane, is only steps away from Rauschenbergs Captiva home and studio, which is now an artist residency operated by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. An opening party for the month-long open house is on Thursday, February 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome. Kat Epple, musician and composer and a favorite of Rauschenberg, will perform during the open house. Also attending will be Jennifer Benton, of Arts for ACT, with some of the posters Rauschenberg created for fundraisers for the cause of offering abuse counseling and treatment for women. Weaver and colleague Cathy Rosario of Royal Shell Real Estate will be holding an open house daily for anyone who would like to visit the cottage. The cottage has hardwood floors and pastel coloration and has undergone significant restoration. Though the home is small 950 square feet, Weaver said it has a large backyard and covered porch. Jane Eckert Fine Art of Millerton, New York has installed throughout the cottage some early works by Rauschenberg, including some originals, along with signed prints and posters. Owner Jane Eckert used to own a gallery in Naples. Along with Rauschenbergs work will be the work of two other contemporary artists, Eric Forstmann, a realist painter, and sculptor Michael Kalish, whose metal pinwheels are installed on the front patio area and the back lawn. Rauschenberg was one of the most influential modern artists of the 20th century, but to Sanibel and Captiva islanders, he was a good neighbor and friend to many. Weaver said she has previously worked with Eckert on similar projects. She says the idea for the open house is to showcase beautiful art in a beautiful home and pay tribute to Rauschenberg. Bob was a Captivan and a beloved one at that, she added. It draws a crowd of people who want fine things in life. Fine art, fine homes. Its a perfect segue from one to another, Weaver said. Weaver can be reached at 850-9555 and Rosario at 464-2249. LIVE ON THE ISLANDS George & Wendys Seafood Grille offers music Tuesday through Sunday. Tonight, Friday, there will be live music by Chris Workman, keyboard and vocals. Saturday is Ladies Night with drink specials and DJ Eric with a turntable full of hits from 9 p.m. to midnight. Sunday Jazz Brunch features live smooth jazz from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Tuesday, its Chris Coile with s and s hits from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Karaoke is Wednesdays from 9 p.m. to midnight. Robby Hutto, guitar and vocals, will entertain on Thursday. 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 & Kathy Winkleman on piano, guitar and vocals; Monday, Dusk Duo with Dean & 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. Pinwheels by sculptor Michael Kalish in front of the cottage on Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva Some of the many Rauschenberg paintings and posters that will be on display and for sale during the month-long open house at 11512 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva Please visit our Island Sun online advertisers each week at www.islandsunnews.com. You can click through to their Web sites for more information about real estate, shopping, restaurants and services. Just click on the logos surrounding the front page.
23B ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013 Baileys Debuts Microwave Pasta Cookerby Jeff LysiakFasta Pasta, the original microwave pasta cooker, cooks a variety of pastas including spaghetti, fettuccini, tortellini and lasagna to an al dente texture every time. However, it also cooks a variety of other items, including vegetables, casseroles, soups, rice and even cakes. Ive used it once to cook pasta, and it came out perfect, said Roni Martorelli of Baileys True Value Hardware Store, the exclusive dealer of Fasta Pasta on the islands. I think the next time, Im going to try the lemon chicken recipe. Having arrived at the store only a week ago, Fasta Pasta is a microwave cooker which comes in a red, green or clear variety that has a sliding plunger measuring cup (for both solids and liquids) and cookbook with 56 recipes designed exclusively for the product. Included are continued on page 27B Roni Martorelli stands next to the Fasta Pasta display at Baileys True Value Hardware Store Captiva Dancer, Partner Bring Passion To IslandsSusan Scott, who competed in the first Dancing With The Island Stars three years ago, is now bringing her joy of dancing back to the islands. She and her dance partner, David Flory, have opened a dance studio, Enchanted Ballroom, on Sanibel. Dancing is so much more than learning dance steps, said Scott, who has experienced tremendous health benefits, which include weight loss and muscle toning. Along with their many friendships, Scott and Flory have been fortunate to compete around the world. Last summer, they danced the tango in Argentina and went on to Peru to hike the Inca Trail to Manchu Picchu. They also won top awards in Buenos Aires, but contend that the Inca Tail was by far their highest challenge. In the fall, they traveled to Hamburg, Germany to compete in the first European Pro-Am Competition with stops in Berlin and Paris. Scotts husband, Craig, also enjoys dancing and realizes that his benefits are more social and health-orientated. Flory, who recently won Top Teacher in Scottsdale, Arizona and Dallas, Texas, will be teaching both group and private lessons at their studio on Palm Ridge Road. His instruction includes all the ballroom dances from the waltz, foxtrot and tango to the rumba and swing. At their last competition, they added the sassy night club two-step to their repertoire, which Scott feels is a must for all islanders. Enchanted Ballroom is located at 2496 Palm Ridge Road on Sanibel. A partner is not necessary for either the group or private lessons. For more information, call 579-0468 or visit www.islandenchantedballroom.com. Susan Scott and David Flory 9100 College Pointe Ct., Fort Myers, FL 33919 www.sbshlaw.com | 239-334-1141In which state should you base your estate plan? The WRONG answer could cost you thousands ... or millions!ATTENTION!Dual State Residents Free Florida Estate Planning Guide 239-334-1141 or www.sbshlaw.com c ? y cost y I n whi c plan? cost y Craig R. Hersch|Attorney, CPAFlorida Bar Board Certied, Wills, Trusts & Estates Island Sun Will Power Columnist Tan by day. Rattan by night. www.furniture-world.net239.489.3311FREE DELIVERY FREE SET UP FREE REMOVAL Furniture to t your Florida lifestyle San Carlos
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On March 6, 1776, a committee of the New York Provincial Congress instructs Major William Malcolm to dismantle the Sandy Hook lighthouse in order to prevent it from aiding the British by warning ships of the rocky shore. Malcolm succeeded, but the British were soon able to put the lighthouse back into service. On March 5, 1815, Franz Anton Mesmer, a German physician who pioneered the medical field of hypnotic therapy, dies in obscurity in Germany. In 1772, Mesmer developed treatments that included the use of ethereal music as a hypnotic device. On March 7, 1876, 29-year-old Alexander Graham Bell receives a patent for his revolutionary new invention -the telephone. Bells patent filing beat a similar claim by Elisha Gray by just two hours. On March 4, 1933, at the height of the Great Depression, Franklin Delano Roosevelt is inaugurated as the 32nd president of the United States. In his famous inaugural address, Roosevelt told Americans that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. On March 9, 1943, Bobby Fischer is born in Chicago. Fischer went on to become the only American to win the chess world championship. Though he was clearly the dominant player in the world and had attained the highest chess rating in history, he was forced to retire from international competition in 1975 due to his increasingly erratic and bizarre behavior. On March 8, 1950, Volkswagen, maker of the Beetle automobile, expands its product offerings to include a microbus. Known officially as the Volkswagen Type 2, the bus was a favorite mode of transportation for hippies during the 1960s and became an icon of the American counterculture movement. On March 10, 1988, pop singer and teen idol Andy Gibb -younger brother of Bee Gees Barry, Robin and Maurice -dies in Britain just days after his 30th birthday. Six months earlier, Gibb had topped the charts with his debut record, I Just Want to Be Your Everything. His string of three No. 1 hits with his first three releases is a record that still stands today. It was former heavyweight champion and social activist Muhammad Ali who made the following observation: A nation is only as good as its women. During World War I, fully one-third of all men in England between the ages of 17 and 35 were killed. The 20th century saw some profound changes in society, and here is one of the more striking examples: Between 1900 and 1990, the lifespan of the average American man increased from less than 47 years to more than 72 years. You might be surprised to learn that 20 percent of American families dont have bank accounts. It was in the late 1930s when Harry Reeves, a writer for the Donald Duck cartoon, decided that introducing three nephews would open up a lot of story lines. At a loss for names for the characters, Reeves asked Jim Carmichael, who also worked on the cartoons, for suggestions. Carmichael was busy with his own work, but in glancing down at the newspaper on his desk he noticed Thomas E. Dewey and Huey P. Long were both mentioned in headlines, so he suggested Huey and Dewey. A friend named Louie Schmitt stopped in to say hello at that moment, so he added Louie as the third nephew. Jack Nicholson has been nominated for an Academy Award 12 times (more than any other actor in history) and has won the award twice. He also appeared in two episodes of The Andy Griffith Show. In 1974, a Gallup poll found that the most admired man in America was Henry Kissinger. Show me a great actor and Ill show you a lousy husband; show me a great actress, and youve seen the devil. -W.C. Fields THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY26B ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013
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31B ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013 A lot of people get confused by capital gains and income taxes in estates. One basic concept that I thought to cover today includes the step up in tax cost basis that wipes away capital gains when we leave assets to our loved ones at our deaths through our will or revocable trust. Say that I purchase a share of Coca Cola stock many years ago at $1 per share. Now suppose it is $11 per share. If I sell that stock today, then I realize the $10 capital gain and pay tax on it. If I apply a 20 percent capital gains tax rate with a 3.8 percent Medicare Surtax (some call this the ObamaCare tax) then I may pay as much as $2.38 out of my $10 gain to Uncle Sam. If it is short term capital gain then I may lose as much as $5, especially if I live in a state that imposes state income taxes. If I give the share of stock away during my lifetime to my daughter, she takes it at the same tax cost basis that I have in it ($1) and would recognize the same capital gain that I would pay if she sells it, even if she sells it after my death. But if instead I hold on to the share of stock and bequeath it to her in my will or trust, after my death she receives a step up in tax cost basis equal to the fair market value at the time of my death. So in my example, if I die when it is worth $11 per share and she inherits it then sells it after my death, she recognizes no capital gain. No capital gain is much better than paying a capital gain rate between 23.8 percent and 50 percent. The new estate tax laws that allow everyone a $5.25 million federal estate tax exemption provide planning opportunities to minimize the tax, including those who have joint revocable living trusts. A married couple can together shield $10.5 million of assets from federal estate tax. The trick will now be to set up ones estate plan to minimize income taxes, since the tax rates are increasing at both state and federal levels. First, a word of caution. The applicable IRS Code Section (1014) denies step up in tax cost basis to assets transferred to decedents within one year of death. As an example, assume that Daniel is on his death bed. His wife, Doris transfers $4 million of appreciated stock into his name in the months before his death. Here, the applicable IRS Code Section serves to deny his spouse the step up in tax cost basis when Daniels will leaves the stock back to Doris. This is clear if Daniels will or trust leaves the assets directly back to Doris. But some argue that if instead the assets are left in trust back to Doris, then a full step up in tax cost basis should be enjoyed. Alan Gassman, a tax attorney colleague of mine in Clearwater, agrees with the opinion that when a joint revocable living trust is included completely in the estate of the first decedent spouse, a full step up in tax cost basis should be achieved when the trust continues under what is known as an ascertainable standard this is the health education, maintenance and support limitations found in many trusts. He reads the applicable Code Sections to say that if Dan and Doris create a revocable living trust and fund it together in such a way as to include all of the assets in Dans estate when he dies, and if the trust then continues for Doris, granting her income rights and principal invasion rights for her health, maintenance and support, then all of the assets inside of the trust should receive a step up in tax cost basis at Dans death. This is contrary to the official IRS position, but appears consistent with the language under the statute. With the increase in federal estate tax exemption amounts, trusts could conceivably be drafted to take advantage of this opportunity. The family would have to be willing to live with the risk of challenging the IRS position, but there may be a lot to gain and little to lose. With top marginal tax rates (including state income taxes) on short term capital gains approaching 43 to 50 percent, estate planning to minimize income taxes is going to become more important. There are other issues surrounding trust income and the tax rates, so careful planning with qualified professionals should be considered before acting. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Seniors Blue Book Hosts Senior SymposiumSeniors Blue Book will host its annual senior symposium at Shell Point Retirement Community on Thursday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will take place in the Community Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point. This is a free event, and lunch is included. However, space is limited, and a reservation is required for entry. To register, call 313-6409. This symposium will help to educate seniors and their families about their options in Southwest Florida. Attendees will learn how to decide the right time and place to make a change whether its moving into one of the many beautiful independent living communities in our area, choosing an assisted living community because more services are needed, or having outside help so seniors can stay in their homes. continued on page 38B Will PowerStep Up To Minimize Taxable Gainsby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA 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! Call Tempco Pest Control for a free, no-obligation inspection and estimate.(239) 693-2330 or visit TempcoPestControl.comTrees primarily affected:Gumbo LimboLive Oak & Black OliveFruit trees & Palm treesAreas primarily affected:Sanibel/Captiva/Fort Myers BeachNaples/Bonita SpringsHow well treat it:Deep root feedingArbor Jet Tree Injection 4735 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33905 (239) 693-2330 tempcopestcontrol.com Our experts will determine the best, most cost-effective means of treatment. We offer warranties on all work, so if they come back within the warranty period, well re-treat at no charge. Thats our pest-free guarantee.
ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 201332B Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted By Uncommon FriendsApplications for 2013 Uncommon Friends Foundation scholarships, honoring deserving individuals who have a financial need and the potential to succeed in school, are available now. Students in Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades and Hendry counties are eligible to apply. Completed applications are due by April 1. The recipients of the scholarships will be announced on June 6 at the foundations Uncommon Evening, being held this year at the Burroughs Home in Fort Myers. Since 1998, the foundation has provided scholarships to more than 320 individuals who have demonstrated the personal traits of the five unique men and their wives James D. Newton wrote about in his book, Uncommon Friends. His uncommon friends were Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Dr. Alexis Carrel and Charles Lindbergh and their wives. Scholarship categories include the following: The Special Recognition scholarship is awarded to an individual who has financial need, the desire and potential to succeed in school, and possesses positive character traits. High Tech Center scholarships provide assistance with tuition, books, and supplies for one term at High Tech Center. There are no age requirements for this scholarship. Florida Prepaid College Foundation scholarships provide scholarships for college tuition and local fees to ninth grade students who contract to succeed in high school, say free of drugs and crime, and fulfill other scholarship conditions. The Boy Scouts of America scholarship helps pay for books for the first semester of college. The Edison College Single Parent scholarship provides assistance to single parents who have overcome extraordinary obstacles in furthering their education and in gaining skills to enter the workforce. The Future Teacher scholarship is awarded to students matriculated in a program leading to a degree in education. The Lee County Bar Association scholarship is for students matriculated in a program leading to a degree in law to assist with the tuition, books, and supplies at any Florida college/university. The Uncommon Friends Foundation, a not for profit 501(c)3 organization established in 1993, is dedicated to lifelong character building among todays youth and business leaders. Its mission is to promote character education in schools, business ethics in the workplace and historic preservation of the Burroughs Home and James Newton Archives. For more information, call 337-9505 or visit www.uncommonfriends,org. Insurance Tip Selling Your Propertyby Marge MeekIn the past, your wind mitigation form has been transferable to the buyer of your house, within certain restrictions. That has changed. Now the buyer of a property has to have a new mitigation form done to get credits on his Citizens wind policy. The exception to this is that the uniform mitigation form that was done by a Citizens re-inspection company can be used by the new owner. There are problems with this. If you contested your Citizens re-inspection and got credits reinstated, a revised mitigation will not be issued. You will need to keep documentation showing what changes were made. Many property owners do not have a copy of their Citizens re-inspection report. It is available by going on the Citizens website and putting in your telephone number and email address. If this doesnt work, have your agent check on the information that is in the system. Additionally, your agent does get a copy of the re-inspection and the resulting changes made by Citizens, so be sure you get a copy for your files. Even with a new mitigation form in hand, the buyer may run into trouble with Citizens, who will go back and compare it to their information on file for that address. Properties where upgrades were made as part of the closing, for instance, will see an increased premium notice, if documentation isnt included. In other words, a new mitigation form doesnt mean that Citizens will accept the values on it without additional information on what changes took place. It is difficult to believe that Citizens process is getting even more cumbersome, but that is why more and more of you are saying, forget the cost, find me another company. Marge Meek is a local SanibelCaptiva insurance agent, who can be reached at mmeek@rosierinsurance. com. Family Owned and Operated Trusted Service Specialists (239) 472-3033 1213 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 Fax: (239) 472-3439 Electric Repair, Installation & Upgrade Dock Lighting, Ceiling Fans & Much more Located on Island Fastest Response Time! 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33B ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, I have two children, a 7and 9-year-old. They are quite happy to stay inside after school and play computer games or watch TV. I think they should go outside and play, but they are good students and great kids and I know they need to relax after school. Are there any guidelines about outdoor time and computer time that might give me some perspective? Jeanine S., Fort Myers BeachJeanine, Its very important for kids have well balanced activities in their lives. Too much of anything usually does not bode well. Generally speaking, the recommendations for school aged children is for a minimum of 60 minutes per day of moderate-to vigorous physical activity. The guideline for screen-time viewing (computer, video, TV, etc.,) is a maximum of two hours per day. The Journal of American Pediatrics recently reviewed a study to determine if the general population was actually meeting these guidelines. They used data collected from the 2009-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey that included 1,218 children from ages six to 11 and from a cross section of race/ethnicity, sex, income and family structure. The survey revealed that overall, 70 percent of children met physical activity recommendations, and 54 percent met screen-time viewing recommendations. Approximately 4 out of 10 children met both guidelines. Older children were less likely to meet the physical activity recommendation than younger children. So what does this information mean? It contains both good and bad news. Its great that 70 percent of children are getting adequate physical activity. We know that adequate physical activity is critical for both physical and intellectual development and growth. The bad news is that it seems that our children as a whole are spending too much time in front of a screen whether it be TV, computer or video. Its so easy and inviting to stay in front of a computer screen or just watch TV. Hours can slip by without anyone taking account of them. Overall, we are not providing any additional benefits to our kids by allowing them unlimited time on these devices. With younger children you might consider making screen-time contingent on playing outdoors first. They dont necessarily need organized sports to get this exercise. Just staying in the yard or the neighborhood can provide such activities like walking, swimming, biking, playing ball, or even outdoor games like tag are activities that children use for physical play. If your children go to an afterschool care program, you can discuss this request for physical playtime with the leaders there and ask that they be allowed to play first before they do any video games or homework. It may be harder to encourage older children to get enough physical activity. They might benefit more from organized sports with arranged practices for exercise. Build an awareness of screen time. Ask your children how they are going to spend their two screen hours watching favorite programs, playing favorite games? Its important for children to make conscious choices about their activities so they can begin to learn how to prioritize their time and learn how to make good choices. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. 24 hour Emergency Service on Sanibel & Captiva239-437-5595 Check us out at Unionmechanical.com Alzheimers Center Currently Accepting Scholarship ApplicationsThe Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center is currently accepting scholarship applications from local Lee County high school seniors for the Scholarship Award Program. This is the 11th year the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center has offered scholarships to college-bound students who have had a personal experience with someone suffering from Alzheimers disease or a related disorder. Seniors from local high schools are invited to submit an application for a $1,000 scholarship. Each applicant is asked to write a narrative about his/her positive experience with a family member or friend who is affected by Alzheimers disease or dementia. A panel of advisory board members of the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center will review the applications focusing on the narrative as well as the students volunteer experience and future goals. Completed applications, including letters of recommendation, must be postmarked by March 31, 2013. Recipients will be announced in May. To obtain an application, students can call the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center at 437-3007 or visit www. alzheimersswfl.org. The Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, a local United Way partner agency, provides informational, educational and supportive assistance to individuals with Alzheimers disease and related disorders and their caregivers in Lee County. For more information, the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center can be contacted at 437-3007. Kindergarten OrientationThe Sanibel School will be holding its kindergarten orientation on Tuesday, March 19 for children who will be five years old on or before September 1 and who plan to attend school in the fall. Orientation for students is at 9 a.m. and orientation for parents only will be held at 6:30 p.m. that same day. Call the registrar, Donna Marks, at 472-1617 for more information. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 201334B deaRPharmacistEchinacea Helps Ward Off The Common Coldby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: Ive got a cold, and Ive sneezed about a hundred times today! Should I start taking echinacea, and will it help me with the sneezing? AT, Sanibel Its the season for the common cold with over one billion cases of it in the United States each year. Sneezing is perhaps the most annoying symptom of all. Most people dont realize sneezing is actually your neurological process. Dust, a change in temperature, or even a bright light cause impulses to build up in the sneezing center of the brain. Signals are then transmitted to nerve endings and ahh choo, the reflex of a sneeze occurs. Its actually a protective mechanism for your body. Tell that to the person who gets wet from your spewing mucus, right? Most gesundheits clock in around 35 miles per hour! And no, echinacea wont stop sneezing, but it does have other virtues. Dont be terribly quick to cool a fever, its your bodys way of heating up the germs to kill them. Prevention is ideal. Stop touching germy objects such as doorknob, cell phone or escalator and staircase handrails. Airports, subways, malls and pharmacies are loaded with germs because so many people frequent it. I recommend gloves when you frequent these places. Think of it as a fashion statement for your immune system. Medicine helps. If you have a stuffy nose, pseudoephedrine is helpful, or a nasal spray. For a non-productive cough, dextromethorphan can help. If you have a runny nose, diphenhydramine can be taken at bedtime, or loratadine for a non-drowsy option. Remember, over-thecounter drugs dont shorten duration, but they do ease symptoms. Echinacea purpurea is a perennial flower native to eastern North America that wakes up the immune system to help you fight infections. Weve just learned that daily consumption of echinacea may help stave off the common cold. A large study done by Cardiff University in the United Kingdom demonstrated that taking echinacea for four months significantly decreases your likelihood of catching cold; it may also shave time off your illness by 26 percent. The study also showed that these preventive effects continued to increase with regular echinacea consumption, something that is new to our thinking. You see, many clinicians think echinacea is best when cycled for a few weeks on, then a few weeks off (as opposed to taking it routinely). Ask your doctor if echinacea is right for you, and what your dose should be. For immune system maintenance, you might see doses around 300 mg twice per day. You can also drink echinacea tea for a lower dose. Keep in mind, some people are allergic to this botanical class, and also, echinacea is rarely recommended for people with auto-immune disorders as it can trigger flare-ups. So, as flu and cold season continues, consider echinacea as well as probiotics, which improve your bodys own natural killer cells. Naturally, vitamin C and zinc should be part of your arsenal. 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. Autism Spectrum Disorders ConferenceToday, one in 88 children is diagnosed with autism. A free conference addressing Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) will be held on Saturday, April 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Cohen Center. The 6th annual Promising Pathways, the Road To Best Practice in Autism will focus on topics relevant to families, educators and health professionals. The keynote speaker is Amy M. Wetherby, PhD, Distinguished Research Professor and Director of the Autism Institute at Florida State University College of Medicine. Dr. Wetherby is the Project Director of the First Words Project, a research investigation on early detection of ASD, funded by the United States Department of Education (DOE), National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She is also the Principal Investigator of two randomized controlled treatment trials, one for toddlers with ASD funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health and one for school-age children funded by the U.S. DOE, Institute of Education Sciences. Dr. Wetherbys presentation will focus on improving outcomes for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Conference breakout session topics include Autism Law in Florida, the Verbal Behavior Approach to Teaching Children with Autism, Recreational Opportunities, Navigating Air Travel, Autism Intensive Communication Academies and Social Skills for High-Functioning Students with Autism. A resource fair with vendors from a variety of autism-related businesses and service providers will also be available. The conference is coordinated by a regional planning committee including parents of children with autism and interested community members as well as representatives from the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, Florida Gulf Coast University, Lee County School District, Collier County Public Schools, Agency for Persons with Disabilities, and Family Care Council. Because of the need for current, continued on page 36B 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. Doctors Eyecare CentersROBERT G. LESAGE, OD & TIMOTHY E. 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35B ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013 Dr. DaveASAby Dr. Dave HepburnCome to grandpa, little guy, cmon, cmon weegeebeewockawockabeebebbeTHWAAAAACK!! OK, Asa, that poker really hurt grandpa, see the layers of peeled skin. My other grandkids love me, I know this by the way they curl up in my lap and whisper in my ear, Got any spare change, old fella? But grandson number three, Asa, is skittish of me, perhaps something to do with the time I dropped him off the back of the Harley. (It wasnt that far a fall, only a couple of feet, though I think his mom was upset about the 90 mph thing). Regardless, I am now Asa-resistant. You too may be ASA-resistant and that would also be a bad thing. Apparently, several billion of us take a daily ASA (aspirin) because we seem to remember Dr. Phil or Dick Butkus report that people who take an 81 mg aspirin each day have less strokes, less heart attacks, pay less taxes and can throw large footballs through small tires. And they are, in fact, correct. But hold on. It turns out that many of you who take a daily ASA are wasting your time, money and possibly your health. Some 15 to 40 percent of the population may be ASA-resistant, meaning that aspirin doesnt offer you the protection of blood thinning it is meant to. For some, taking aspirin may be as useless as a bikini boutique in Baghdad. It may even be harmful. In some really recent relevant research, ASA has been shown to be completely ineffective in a significant proportion of the population. It doesnt deactivate those notorious clot-formers known as platelets. But this population continues taking the aspirin, thinking they are protecting themselves from the disasters that are strokes and heart attacks. Blood thinning is so essential that all patients who have had heart attacks or strokes, or those who plan to, are placed on aspirin and/or Plavix. Stu was a classic suburban guy who drove a classic Suburban, often to the video store around the corner, preceded by a stop at McWendys, habits that tend to create the 45-year-old heart-attack-inwaiting North American male, the crown prince of angioplasties. At the behest of his wife, Stu took a baby ASA every day, which, of course, protected him from, well it turns out nothing. One morning (most heart attacks occur at 8 a.m., which is why I advise always setting your alarm for 8:30), he noticed a pressure sensation in his chest. He was sweating more than he normally did during his morning exercises of opening the sports section and tying up his shoes. An hour later, he was sporting a revealing lovely spring fashion hospital gown while lying on the cold table in the cath lab, awaiting his angioplasty. Bill, weve got a Big Mac plaque attack in cath lab 3. On any meds? Just 81mg ASA. Ouch, that puts him at higher risk if hes on ASA and still had an MI. Must be a bad one. Maybe, or maybe hes just resistant to the ASA. As it turned out, Stu was in fact resistant to ASA, and the only thing it was doing for him was giving him a false sense of security, which he used to continue to abuse his coronary arteries. He was woefully mistaken and now faces life as a cardiac cripple. I would urge those who take aspirin to continue to do so if your doctor has suggested it. But you might want to find out if it is doing any good or if, in fact, you are resistant to it. If so, your options include switching to a different anti-platelet agent such as Plavix. This little drug is so effective at preventing killer clots that, if youve not had a heart attack or stroke, I suggest it is worth getting one just so you can see how well it works. Though a tad more expensive than aspirin, it is a tad cheaper than angioplasty and stroke rehab. After all, you want to be around to strap your grandkids into the sidecar. 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ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 201336B Eden Energy MedicineKidney 27 Thump To Jumpby Karen L. Semmelman, Certified EEM, JD, AAMLLast week, we reviewed Thymus Thump, one of the three daily thumps that are part of the Five Minute Energy Routine. Todays topic, Kidney 27 (K-27) Thump To Jump, assists in creating strength and vitality for all nine energetic systems. Some of the energetic systems you may have heard referenced are: The Meridians Energy pathways serving the blood stream of our energetic system. Each meridian runs on the surface of the skin, but also deep inside the body bringing energy to the organ for which it is named, impacting us physically and emotionally. The Five Rhythms Reflect the rhythmic pulse of life, providing a framework to view chronic health issues, personality characteristics and emotional patterns. Chakras Spiraling disks that store and process the bodys energies, providing fuel for all organs and systems of the body. Together with meridians, they govern the endocrine system. Aura Surrounds the body with seven nested fields and seven concentric bands connecting us to and protecting us from the environment. They act as our antenna. The K-27 acupressure point is the end point on your Kidney meridian (the beginning point is on the bottom of your foot in the soft spot behind the ball of your foot). In Chinese Medicine, the Kidney meridian is believed to conduct the vital energy from the earth through the meridian for distribution to other meridians. To locate the K-27 points, place your fingers on the collarbone, move them inward toward the U-shaped notch on top of the breastbone, and slide your fingers down about an inch to locate the points. What benefit is received from Thumping K-27? Because the K-27 points interact with all of the nine energy systems and our hands are electromagnetically activated, all energetic systems are literally jump started by tapping these points. The Thump To Jump Technique is easy. Use several fingers or knuckles to tap or thump the K-27 points vigorously for 15 to 20 seconds on both sides of the body (at the location as shown in the picture). Do this daily as part of the Five Minute Routine or whenever you need an energetic boost. Have fun with your energy. Send me your questions. Next weeks topic will be Thumping Spleen Activates Lymph System. 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. Alzheimers Support GroupA support group specifically for adults who have a parent with Alzheimers disease or a related disorder will meet at the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, 12468 Brantley Commons Court in Fort Myers. Interested caregivers may attend the next meeting on Tuesday, March 5 at 6:15 p.m. The focus of this support group meeting is issues, concerns, and questions adult children face as they provide care to a parent with memory loss or strive to learn more about Alzheimers disease. The group is open to all interested individuals at no charge. The Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, a United Way partner agency, provides informational, educational, and supportive assistance to individuals with Alzheimers disease and related disorders and their caregivers. Support group meetings, sponsored by the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, are held each month on the first Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. For more information, the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center can be contacted at 437-3007. From page 34BAutism Conferenceresearch-based information, we are committed to educating all families, educators, healthcare workers, and community members interested in serving individuals with autism, said Leigh Anna Nowak, conference co-chair. In order to make our conference accessible to all, we have never charged for attendance and our prestigious speakers have waived their honoraria. Sponsorship opportunities are available. The event is free and offers continuing education credits for some health-care professionals. Space is limited. Register online at www.fgcu.edu/events/promisingpathways. For more information, email PromisingPathways@fgcu.edu or call 745-3400. 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 Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
37B ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013 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, My timing was bad, so I sat in the hotel lobby waiting to attend my muchanticipated class reunion. I noticed a few people in wheelchairs and others using walkers and canes go through the lobby, but they werent my old pals and nobody spoke to me, so I just waited for an hour. Upstairs I went, down the hall, and there were the walkers and wheelchairs in our assigned dining room. Some had severe arthritis, others had noticeable memory loss and others did not seem to know where they were or how they got there. I was saddened to see our once-vibrant class star, who became a Supreme Court judge, unable to control his movements and slobbering on his tie and not being able to engage in conversation. I stayed only a short time. It had a dreadful emotional effect on me. I left drained and saddened. I will never attend another reunion. I will stay at home, look through my yearbook pictures and remember our class when we were all active, vibrant graduate students. Do you know of other people having similar reactions? Reg Dear Reg, Many people never go to their class reunions for that and other personal reasons. They want to remember things as they were, or as they think they were. I recently heard about a class of 24 men who had recently celebrated their 50th reunion. Four of the class had died, but all 20 of the remaining group appeared. They had some illnesses of course, but their illnesses were controlled by modern medicine and they were enjoying life. There had been no divorces, and all had married by the time they were 23. This is, of course, most unusual and I think very remarkable. Your experience and the above story I think are the extremes; the rest fall somewhere in between. After you get over your sadness, you may change your mind and be invigorated to go to the next reunion knowing what to expect. Lizzie Dear Reg, For many, unlike the social hype, reunions (like the holidays) are difficult filled with stress, anger and old losses and hurts revisited. Until we recognize that reunions are difficult, reunion-goers will not only feel badly but also guilty because they feel bad and disappointed. So, I want to correct the record reunions are tough. I am sorry you had a tough time. It is heart wrenching to see folks you knew once, vibrant and young, challenged with health difficulties. It is part of life and things do change. If an affair like this upsets you, do as you say, and do not go again. The lesson I see in your experience is to take each day as a gift and live your life well because no one knows what the future holds. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is email@example.com. Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: Can you mention some of the positive benefits from managing your stress successfully?A: Best-selling author, Ob/Gyn Dr. Christiane Northrup, is a leading expert in womens health and wellness. She states that the way to help women of all ages achieve vibrant health is by teaching them to tap into their inner wisdom, necessary to experience joy and fulfillment throughout life. Happy people, we know through research, lead the most fulfilled lives. Studies have been done in cultures where people have longer life spans than in our culture. These cultures have strong family ties, a strong spiritual life and trusted friendships, which lead to much lower rates of depression and anxiety. These people live life with meaning and purpose and remain active throughout their lives. Mind-body health, therefore, is about living your life in a way that makes you feel content, joyful and connected with others. People from cultures with long life spans prioritize family and create strong relationships that are meaningful. Research has shown that older couples who have healthy relationships and are healthy enough to have sex at least two times a week live longer and have much more satisfaction in life. What is really interesting is that they look about ten or more years younger. What research shows us is that nurturing ourselves and our relationships can contribute to a more youthful look, genetics being equal. 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 Acce p tin g new p atients. M ed i ca r e a n d m ost insurances acce p ted. B ook your a pp ointment today online : Family Medicine 7780 Cambr i dge Manor Place Fort Myer s 239.275.6778
38B ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013 Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships Receives Grant Allison Martins and Yvonne Luckett of HTAP; Ruth Mayer, manager of Eileen Fisher on Sanibel; Nola Theiss of HTAP; and Beate Ham bster, Florida area manager of Eileen Fisher Necklace by Bling Bash jewelry designer Patricia OHaraFrom page 31BSymposiumThe symposium will focus on housing options, along with a wide range of topics such as the importance of socialization and proper nutrition, home healthcare, transition planning and elder law. In addition to educational panels, 40 vendors will have exhibits and information available. At Seniors Blue Book, we feel it is our responsibility to compile vital information in an orderly, concise manner, and keep it updated and accurate for seniors and their families, said Suzanne Abercrombie, associate publisher of Seniors Blue Book. Weve been doing just that for 20 years. Im proud to say we have continued to grow even during the fragile economy of the past few years. The Seniors Blue Book is updated twice a year. It is available free at over 620 locations, including most Walgreens. An A-to-Z directory of services, it is a useful resource for seniors and their families. In addition to educational articles, you will find information for all senior housing and health at home options. Visit www.seniorsbluebook.com for more information. To learn more about Shell Point, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-7801131. Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market Quail West Naples2002 8,377 2,850,0002,382,000 115 Ibis Cove at Bonita BayBonita Springs1996 3,879 1,399,0001,335,000 56 Grandezza Estero2003 3,368 839,000735,000 522 Island Park WoodlandFort Myers1991 6,792 750,000717,500 13Grande EstatesEstero2006 3,182 749,000690,000 85 Savona Cape Coral2002 3,096 699,900675,000 47 Cape Coral Cape Coral2006 2,579 679,000640,000 49 Cape Coral Cape Coral2001 2,444 549,900522,000 77 Cape Coral Cape Coral1964 1,297 499,900500,000 11 Cape Coral Cape Coral1995 4,735 515,000495,000 73Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales Executive Director of Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships (HTAP) Nola Theiss announced that HTAP is the recipient of the Eileen Fisher 2012 Human Rights Grant for its work on the issue of human trafficking in the United States. The purpose of the funding is to further HTAPs prevention program, to bring further awareness of the issue to the public and to continue its coalition building efforts. Theiss said, We were thrilled to be selected as one of two beneficiaries in this grant competition and especially honored to be chosen as the North American recipient. The Eileen Fisher Company has been a leader in the garment industry for its fair trade and sustainable work policies. We are proud to be associated with them at the corporate and local level. The store on Sanibel has hosted shopping days yearly for HTAP which give 10 percent of the days proceeds to HTAP for the past three years. At this years event on February 22, $2,200 was raised. At each of these events, paintings by students and trainers in the Artreach program are displayed. Eileen Fisher Manager Ruth Mayer, said, On behalf of Eileen Fisher, we are pleased to be involved with an organization that brings awareness of human trafficking to so many people. We are so proud of the work Nola Theiss does; it is a pleasure to be part of her team. Bling Bash to Smash Slavery Coming on April 6 Eileen Fisher, Cips Place and the Forever Green Shops are co-hosting HTAPs first annual signature event on April 6 from 3 to 6 pm. Four jewelry designers will be selling their work. There will be a silent auction, light refreshments and a cash bar. Part of the proceeds from reserved dinners at Cips Place will benefit the work of HTAP. For more information, contact Nola Theiss at 292-3834.
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 MARCH 1, 2013
PET S ITTIN G Island Pet SittingKelly TyrrellIsland Resident395firstname.lastname@example.org LAWN MAINTENAN C E CO MPUTER S ERVI C E S CO N S TRU C TI O N/REM O DELIN G 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: 841-4302PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY 40B ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013 Florida Mahi-Mahi Tacos 16 corn or flour tortillas 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 3 tablespoons hot pepper sauce 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 2 pounds skinless mahi-mahi, cut into 5to 7-ounce fillets Vegetable oil (for frying) Lettuce, shredded Fresh salsa (optional) Guacamole (optional) Wrap tortillas in foil and warm in 300 degree F oven. For marinade, combine cilantro, pepper sauce, salt, and lime juice in large bowl. Add fillets to marinade and chill covered for one hour. Remove fillets and discard marinade. Grill or saut fillets for four to five minutes per side until cooked through. On a platter, separate fillets with a fork into bite size pieces. Fill center of tortilla with fish pieces; top with lettuce. (Optional: add fresh salsa and guacamole). Fold into a taco or roll tortilla into a wrap and serve. Yields six to eight servings Nutritional Value Per Serving Calories 98, Calories From Fat 7, Total Fat 0.82g, Saturated Fat 0.22g, Trans Fatty Acid 0, Cholesterol 83mg, Total Carbohydrates 0.29g, Protein 21g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.13g Look for Fresh from Florida ingredients at your grocery store. Florida Mahi-Mahi Tacos Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email email@example.com
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 43BEDU 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: firstname.lastname@example.org W: W righteducationalconsulting.com IECA Associate Member G ENERAL CO NTRA C T O R Greg Weglarz General Contractor, Inc. Greg Weglarz General Contractor, Inc.Building in Southwest Florida for over 25 YearsDREAMSBUILDING Specializing In Impact Glass WINDOW & DOOR REPLACEMENT(239) 489-0442www.gregweglarz State Certi cation Number CG CA05420NEW CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELING 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 up239-896-6789CONTRACTORS 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 Consultant41B ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013 FIND AT LEAST SIX DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PANELS
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East end walk to beach. Best buy on island $ 224,500. Go to www.TeamSanibel.comGlenn Carretta Broker Associate Now With VIP Realtors email@example.com.TeamSanibel.com RS 3/1 CC 3/1OPEN HOUSE WEST GULF DRIVESunday, March 3rd 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, RealtorRS 3/1 CC 3/1 MOBILE HOME PERIWINKLE PLACE$139,000. 60 x 12 w/ metal roof-over plus 20 x 12 Florida room. Great location with short 5 block walk to the beach. Two BR/2 full BA with split bedroom plan. Master BR has queen size bed, master wing has blt-in dresser & dbl closet. Master bath has combo bath/shower & dbl sink vanity w/ extra storage. Guest BR has dbl closet + bit-in drawers & private bath w/ shower. Eat-in-kit is open to LR which ows into Florida room for easy entertaining. Designed with pass-thru from K to FL room and wrap around breakfast bar w/ storage underneath. Private 12 x 12 deck, picnic table and storage shed right outside back door for grilling or relaxing AM/ PM coffee breaks. One car carport with adjacent 2nd parking space. Flowering landscaping. Ceramic tile ooring in kitchen, Florida room & bathrooms... carpeting in both bedrooms & LR. Home recently inspected & has all required tiedowns. Home maintained annually. New central air & heat system & stacked washer/dryer, all appliances (incld: refrig, elect R/O, microwave), kitchen ceiling fan & louvered blinds throughout included. Purchase completely furnished including all linens, dishes, pots & pans, tableware, dbl beds, 2 sleeper couches, recliner, 2 dining rm tables & chairs, 4 outdoor chairs & additional folding beach chairs, etc. Call or email for further information or to make offer. Owner 239-472-3403 or LMSrealtor@aol.com.NS 3/1 CC TFN 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 FOR RENTSUNSETS ON THE BAY RUSTIC BAYFRONT HOME 2 bedroom/2 bath, fully furnished piling home on a quiet road with washer and dryer and a private boat dock. Call owner @ 239-472-1697 or 239-284-6067.NS 2/22 CC 3/15 Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277 RS 1/4 BM TFN VACATION RENTAL One bedroom furnished Condo in Ft. Myers River District available April 1; will lease short term up to 9 months. Rent depending on length of lease. Non-smoking, no pets. Great river view. 2875 Palm Beach Blvd. 815-985-9039.NS 3/1 CC 3/8 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 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 SANIBELJUST REMODELED! ADORABLE 2 BD / 1 BA 1/2 Duplex East End New CAC All Applicances, Yard Service, Deck, Non-smoking, $ 1,275 Call Bob 410-913-2234NS 3/1 CC TFN 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 44B ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013
ANNUAL RENTAL SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS ADDITIONAL CLASSIFIED ON PAGE 46B ADDITIONAL CLASSIFIED ON PAGE 46B BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN WANTED TO BUYCASH 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 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 FOR SALE20% 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 NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE To: Matthew Allen Church. You are noti ed that an action for dissolution of marriage has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Andrea Jean Church whose address is 1925 NE 2nd Terr Cape Coral FL 33909 on or before March 18, 2013 and le the original with the clerk of this court at PO Box 310 Ft Myers, FL 33901 before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition.NS 2/22 CC 3/15 LEGAL NOTICESERVERS ASSISTANT SERVERS LINE COOKIL Tesoro Ristorante, 751 tarpon Bay Rd. Sanibel Now hiring; Servers, Assistant Servers and Line cook Email resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 1/4 NC TFN CURRENT POSITION NEEDED: HANDYMANMust have knowledge of plumbing, electrical and general repairs. Must have own truck and tools. Work will mostly be on Sanibel. Salary negotiable and bene ts after 90 days. Call 239-481-2929. NS 2/22 CC TFN HELP WANTEDVolunteers needed for Independence Day parade on Sanibel. Help needed prior to and during the parade. Various duties. If you can help out, call Trish Phillips at 2462981 or email email@example.com. NS 2/22 NC TFN EXPERIENCED REALTORS80/20, No Of ce Fees Robert 239-472-3334NS 3/1 CC 3/22 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION ITs HUGEMultifamily Garage Sale. Sat. 3/2, 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM, 490 Birdsong Place (Periwinkle to Casa Ybel then 2nd left.)NS 3/1 CC 3/1 FICTITIOUS NAMEFICTITIOUS NAMENOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under The ctitious name of Roots Heritage Urban Food Hub, located in Lee County, Florida, with an address of 3903 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33916 has registered said name with The Division of Corporations of the Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated the 21st day of February 2013. Circle of Community Leadership, Inc.NS 3/1 CC 3/1 INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY NS 3/1 CC 3/1ATTENTION 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. firstname.lastname@example.org RS 3/1 CC 3/29 SANIBEL 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 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 email@example.comNS 1/25 BM TFN LUCYS 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 Lucy239-245-4903RS 2/15 CC 3/8 PAINTING GOATProfessional Painting & Home Maintenance Free Estimates Sr Discounts Fully Insured www.paintinggoat.com 239-271-2919NS 2/22 CC 3/15 HOME WATCH SANIBELProperty Management-Bookkeeping Call Bob or Sally Island Residents 239-565-7438, firstname.lastname@example.org WWW.HOMEWATCHSANIBEL.COMRS 1/4 CC 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 PROFESSIONAL CLEANING SERVICE ELIZABETH ZELAYA Professional Cleaning Service. Residential Specialist Licensed & Insured. Sanibel & Captiva. 954-279-3122 NS 3/1 CC 3/22 45B ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013 HELP WANTED 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. 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 ANNUAL RENTALTwo-bedroom cottage on Sanibel. Furnished. Ground-level. On quiet street near Gulf beach. Available April December. Livingroom, dinette, full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bath, screened/glassed-in lanai. Carport, W/D. $800 monthly all utilities furnished except electric. HS internet available. Call owner cell 859-7497574 or 859-473-4480.NS 3/1 CC TFN SF 4+BR 4 BA ANNUAL RENTALStilt home off Middle Gulf. Quiet shell road and only 5 min walk from front door to the Gulf waves. Super easy commute off/on island. $2,200 mo, avx mid-March. email@example.com RS 3/1 CC 3/1
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) . . . 472-232946B ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS HELP WANTED HELP WANTED HELP WANTED3883 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 firstname.lastname@example.org RS 1/4 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for the After School Program which runs Mon.-Th, 2:30 3:15 pm call Linda Reynolds 472-1617RS 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 Hello, my name is Mighty and I am a 2-year-old male black and tan Rottweiler. Im a great dog that has been overlooked so far. I have a super personality and I love it whenever someone just loves on me! I dont jump and I know how to sit. My favorite toys are soccer balls and frisbees. If you are looking for a sweet companion and a buddy to play with, please come meet me soon. My adoption fee is $25 (regularly $75) through February during Animal Services The BachelorPet adoption promotion. Hello, my name is Lilly an Im a 6-month-old brown tabby domestic shorthair. Need a lap kitty? Well, Im here waiting for you. Im a little lover and will shower you with kisses, too. My most favorite things next to people and other cats are toys. I can occupy myself batting balls and chasing toys. 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 in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Pets Of The Week Lilly ID# 557786 Mighty ID# 557448 photos by squaredogphoto.com
BEACH CHAIR PASTIMEAnswers on page 43B 47B ISLAND SUN MARCH 1, 2013
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