Island sun
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Title: Island sun
Uniform Title: Island sun (Sanibel, Fla.)
Physical Description: v. : ill. (some col.) ; 36 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Lorin Visek & Ken Rasi
Place of Publication: Sanibel, Fla
Sanibel, Fla
Publication Date: 03-08-2013
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sanibel (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Captiva (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Lee -- Sanibel
United States of America -- Florida -- Lee -- Captiva
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (July 2, 1993)-
General Note: "Sanibel and Captiva Islands."
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MARCH SUNRISE/SUNSET: 6:45 6:33 6:44 6:34 7:43 7:34 7:42 7:35 7:41 7:35 7:40 7:36 7:39 7:36 VOL. 20, NO. 37 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA MARCH 8, 2013 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands Read Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Daylight Savings Time Begins Sunday, Spring Ahead One Hour Ding Breaks Ground For Childrens Education Boardwalk Representatives from JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge and The Sanibel School gathered recently with donors and green architect Amy Nowacki to break ground for the long-anticipated Childrens Education Boardwalk that will connect school and refuge property on Sanibel. Donations for the project came from the Jim Sprankle Duck Decoy Exhibit sponsorships, the George and Miriam Martin Foundation, a bequest from the late Syril Rubin, memorials to the late Win Kloosterman, a contribution from The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and many individuals from throughout the country. From a locked gate on school property, the boardwalk will cross a brackish wetland currently inaccessible to the public en route to the refuges Indigo Trail. It will give school children and visitors up-close views of alligators, wading birds and other wildlife. The boardwalk, which is expected to be completed by early April or sooner, will be accessible to the public from the refuge. It will meander through mangroves and expand into an in-the-round venue to accommodate up to 25 students and other groups. The project is one of only a handful of school-refuge partnerships in the nation that are physically connected by an educational boardwalk, according to Supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni Westland. We are so pleased to be getting under way with this project that so many have worked and contributed selflessly to make a reality, said DDWS President John McCabe. We know it will be a valuable tool in our mission to educate visitors of all ages about the importance of preserving the environment. To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566 or director@dingdarlingsociety.org. Computer rendering of the boardwalks observation deck Sanibel Shell Festival Under WayLast year, the Sanibel Shell Fair and Shell Show marked its 75th anniversary with a month-long celebration of shell-collecting history, attracting national attention. This year, the event returns on March 7, 8 and 9 to begin its next 75 years under a new banner, the Sanibel Shell Festival. Whether you are a die-hard shell connoisseur, a casual collector, someone who admires intricate craftsmanship or a beach lover looking to learn about shells, the Sanibel Shell Festival is a must-do affair. At the festival, guests will find world-class, prize-winning shell specimens on display, educational exhibits plus an array of intricately made shell art and crafts. In addition, attendees will find an array of treasures from the sea they can take home as gifts or souvenirs. The festival is under way at The Community House from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, March 7 and 8, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 9. Admission is free for the outdoor shell area, and a $5 donation to enter the inside Shell Show. Parking is free, and food and beverages will be available. Tickets for the Shell Fair Raffle are $5 each or three for $10, and can be purchased at The Community House or at the Shell Festival. The drawing will be held on Saturday, March 9, and you need not be present to win. Proceeds go towards the maintenance of The Community House. For more information, visit www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net or call 472-2155. Swamp House Party Coming To The Community House 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 Yard Dogs will provide the entertainment. This band has a strong local following devoted to its 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, there will be games, a corn hole tournament and gator bites. Redneck attire is recommended for this evening of authentic backcountry fun. The sponsored non-profit for the event is the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge. The series sponsors are Billys Bike Shop, Billys Rentals, Joe and Marge Meek, Rosier continued on page 43 Swamp people hanging out at The Community House photo by Island Photography


2 ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 Dream Vacation A Prize In RaffleAs part of its annual fundraising efforts to support operations, The Community House has announced a very unique raffle featuring three fabulous prizes and, with only 300 tickets to be sold, a heightened chance for being one of the lucky winners. Prize #1 is a dream vacation in the wine country of the Cote dOr area of Burgundy, France. The winner of this prize will enjoy a weeks stay in a charming, fully equipped, three bedroom guest house in the village of Santenay for a party of up to six people. Your activities for the week will be personalized for your interests by custom tour organizer Hidden France. You can chose to tour exclusive wineries, visit local historical and cultural sites, go bicycling in the countryside or dine in award-winning restaurants. (This prize is ground package only and does not include air travel.) Prize #2 is a $2,000 gift certificate from Congress Jewelers in Periwinkle Place, where you can find a new piece of designer jewelry to pamper yourself or a gift sure to delight that special someone in your life. Congress Jewelers has an array of fine jewelry and watch brands to choose from, including many designer lines. In addition, their famous Sealife by Congress collection is now available in its own boutique at Periwinkle Place, featuring its line of shell-inspired jewelry and nautical creations in 14k gold or sterling silver. Prize #3 is an airline trip of your dreams with two round-trip tickets on JetBlue to any destination served by their system. You can choose a getaway to the bustle and glamour of cities like New York, Chicago or San Francisco, or an exotic locale like Grand Cayman, Turks & Caicos, Barbados or Santa Lucia. With award-winning service and a reputation for quality, JetBlue will deliver you there in style. Raffle tickets are $100 per ticket and are on sale now. Only 300 tickets will be issued. You can purchase your tickets at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way; Bank Of The Islands, 1699 Periwinkle Way; or Congress Jewelers in Periwinkle Place Shops. The drawing will be held on Saturday, April 13, 8 p.m. at The Community House (during the Soul and R&B House Party). You need not be present to win. Prizes must be used within one year of the drawing. Proceeds from the raffle are used entirely for operating expenses of The Community House. For more information visit www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net, call 472-2155 or visit The Community House at 2173 Periwinkle Way. A week in the lovely wine country of Burgundy, France A $2,000 Gift Certificate at Congress Jewelers in Periwinkle Place Two round-trip tickets to any JetBlue destination Whats Happening At The House In 2013 Telephone: (239) 472-2155info@sanibelcommunityhouse.net 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 Shell FestivalMarch 7 & 8 9 am 5 pm March 9 9 am 4 pm Dance Series DatesMarch 15 Swamp Party with Yard Dogs April 13 House of Soul & R&B $20/ticket View party Photos www.islandphotographyllc.comTo 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 $25 Ra e Tickets see details at www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net 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 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!


3 ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 Coral Reef Research And Exploration For Teenagerssubmitted by Jenna SullivanIf you are between 15 and 18 years old, available the week of June 15 to 22 and excited about exploring the ocean (or if you know anyone fitting that description), listen to this: Sanibel Sea School wants to take you on the adventure of a lifetime. We are going to Forfar Field Station on Andros Island in the Bahamas to immerse ourselves for one week in what is surely Earths most diverse and spectacular ecosystem: The Coral Reef. We will help protect the spectacular reefs we explore through participating in a global coral reef monitoring initiative, contributing valuable data information on fish and invertebrate populations to an online database that is used by scientists to better understand the current health of coral reefs on a global scale. Andros is the largest Bahamian island and is famous for its spectacular coral reefs and its mysterious and beautiful blue holes. With world-class reefs as our classroom, our laboratory and our backyard, students will learn to identify and study the behavior of coral reef creatures as they snorkel and free dive around the reef. Through guided research projects and exercises, students will hone their reasoning and inference skills to answer scientific questions. In typical Sanibel Sea School style, we will combine rigorous research science and ocean exploration with artistic creativity and just plain old fun times. Each student will create some sort of art during the trip to share with the camp music, photography, knot-tying, dance, anything they feel inspired to create. We will explore Bahamian arts and culture through field trips and activities. And of course, we will have plenty of time for having fun and getting to know each other, island style Forfars beach volleyball net, hammocks and fire pit will be put to good use. So, this summer, dive headfirst into the dynamic world of coral reef field research. You will gain new insights into the field of coral reef ecology and make a valuable contribution to coral reef research and conservation, all in a setting as breathtaking as it is biologically rich. You will acquire and perfect skills that will help promote overall academic success and you will strengthen and hone your creative abilities. You will have an experience that will transform how you see yourself as a capable, competent, informed citizen of a larger, global community. For more information or to sign up, call 472-8585 or send an email to info@sanibelseaschool.org. To find out more, visit www.sanibelseaschool.org. Colorful coral reef Forfar Field Station on Andros Island in the Bahamas START Hosts Informative Red Tide Public Panelsubmitted by STARTThe Sanibel-Captiva chapter of START (Solutions to Avoid Red Tide) hosted a panel discussion on February 27 with local and regional experts on red tide to help the public understand the ecological and human health effects of red tide. This event could not have come at a better time, as public concern about red tide has been high due a recent red tide bloom in Sanibel and Captiva. The event drew about 150 members to The Community House. As questions about public health and safety arose from the crowd, experts from Mote Marine Laboratory, Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation and Sanibel Sea School were on hand to educate the audience and address concerns. While the presence of the organism responsible for red tide produces a toxin, which elicits a cough, the panel of scientists explained that there is actually very little need for alarm. Symptoms such as throat irritation and a slight cough are temporary for individuals not suffering from pre-existing respiratory conditions. The panel did have a suggestion, however, for people suffering from conditions such as asthma and COPD Send out a scout to the beach to check out the conditions, advised Dr. Barb Kirkpatrik, senior scientist at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota and the manager of Motes Environmental Health Program. Have them listen to the beach. If they hear other people coughing, it is not a good time to send an asthmatic or someone with respiratory problems to that particular beach. The panelists stressed that a red tide bloom should not keep visitors and residents from enjoying the beaches of Sanibel and Captiva. Just because there is red tide toxin in the air at the Lighthouse doesnt mean that Bowmans Beach isnt a perfectly good place to spend the day, or vice versa, said Dr. Bruce Neill, executive director at Sanibel Sea School. Also, the toxin level in the air at any beach can change drastically throughout the day if a morning walk produces coughs, an afternoon walk at the same beach might be just fine. The panel further suggested the use of particle filter masks as one method of mitigating red tides effects. The recent red tide seems to have washed up a rising sentiment over water quality and the health of the Gulf of Mexico, a topic worthy of attention among social and scientific circles. While red tide has occurred for hundreds of years, the frequency and duration of a red tide bloom has certainly increased along with the development of Southwest Florida. Fertilizers are thought to largely exacerbate both the intensity and the frequency at which harmful algal blooms occur. Vice Mayor Mick Denham expressed a need for the City of Sanibel to continue to examine and improve its fertilizer use ordinance and to encourage other municipalities to adopt similar ordinances to ensure the protection of coastal waters, a sentiment met with applause from the audience. While the panel of experts was able to elaborate on the health effects of red tide, many questions may remain unanswered for the foreseeable future. Dr. Kirkpatrick raised a grave concern for those in the red tide research field: The way we study red tide cannot be efficient because of funding, or lack thereof. Funding is ample when there is a red tide bloom, such as the one we experienced in 2005. However, as soon as red tide goes away and the fish kills are cleaned from the beaches, funding dries up and the public forgets. Our budget is at one quarter of what it was during the 2005 bloom. This rollercoaster funding does not allow us to do our jobs. The panel encouraged audience members to write to their congressmen and advocate for steadier red tide research funding. In an effort to serve the public and further its mission of coastal preservation, the San-Cap chapter of START has three ongoing initiatives. The Seafood Savvy program is in place to work with local restaurants and seafood vendors on promoting and serving ocean friendly seafood. The Coastal Classroom, available online at www.coastalclassroom.org, provides curriculum tools to middle school teachers to help them better educate their students on ocean conservation and marine science issues. Finally, the Beach Conditions Monitoring Network is an online service that allows the public to get up-to-date information on red tide activity and other beach parameters in order to determine which beach to visit at a particular time. This information can be found online at http://coolgate.mote.org/beachconditions/. All of STARTs initiatives help people be better conservation stewards and are funded locally by our annual fundraiser, the Crackerfest, which occurs in the fall. For more information, visit www.start1. org.


4 ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 Shell Club Honors Membersubmitted by Joyce MatthysIf you have attended the Sanibel Shell Show any time in the last 38 years, you probably have seen Evelyn Spencer. She works all day, every day of the show, walking around the scientific exhibits, rarely sitting down. She enters shell exhibits in this highly competitive show annually, and has won many blue ribbons and prestigious awards. What makes Spencer special is that she is 98 years old. Shortly after the 2013 shell show ends, Spencer will be leaving Sanibel. While on an extended trip to Australia this fall, she became ill and had to return to Sanibel for medical care. Now she has decided that it is probably best that she move up north to be closer to her family. This will be Spencers last shell show, and she hopes to be there every day. Spencer was recognized for her years of support and volunteerism at the last Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club meeting. Friends and club members shared some of their fond memories and then shared a special cake decorated with seashells. When you visit the 76th Annual Shell Festival, come inside to the shell show to say hello to Evelyn Spencer. If you have not met her before, you will be amazed at her wit and vitality. Evelyn Spencer with her shell cake Shell Festival Raffle Tickets On Sale NowFor a donation of $5 each or three for $10, you can be a part of a raffle to benefit The Community House. Tickets are being sold and the items are on display at The Community House, located at 2173 Periwinkle Way. Tickets can be purchased between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The drawing will be held on Saturday, March 9 at 3 p.m. You do not need to be present to win. Prizes to be awarded include: The Flower Garden A 10-inch Sailors Valentine created by awardwinning artist Brandy Llewellyn, in a box made by another well-known Sanibel artist, Bill Jordan. Valued at $3,200. Miniature Flower Tree A creation of more than 300 shell flowers by threetime Gertrude A. Ford Best Miniature Flower Arrangement-Hobbyist award-winner Dorothy Harper. Valued at $1,000. Tween Waters Inn One week vacation for two on beautiful Captiva Island. Valued at $1,000. Some restrictions may apply. Sterling Silver Shell Bracelet and Cockle Shell Earrings A Sealife by Congress creation inspired by the beautiful shells found on Sanibel Island. Donated by Congress Jewelers. Valued at $565. Shell Floor Lamp Five feet tall and filled with shells of the world, topped with a lovely shade. Donated by She Sells Sea Shells. Valued at $400. For more information, visit www. sanibelcommunityhouse.net or call 4722155. Sanibel Shell Show Featured Guest SpeakerScientific Judge M.G. Jerry Harasewych will be the Sanibel Shell Show featured guest speaker. Harasewych is a curator in is a curator in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology at the Smithsonian Institution and the co-author of The Book of Shells, a life-size guide to identifying and classifying 600 seashells. His lecture will be given at The Bailey Matthews Shell Museum on Friday, March 8 beginning at 5:30 p.m. All Shell Fair exhibitors are invited to attend. The title of Harasewychs presentation is Cerion, the most difficult genus of land snails demystified. The talk will include a overview of the history of discovery and taxonomic thought about diversity within this genus, which contains over 600 named species as well as some of the more recent research on the patterns and processes that have lead to such complex patterns of morphological diversity. For more information, call The Bailey Matthews Shell Museum at 395-2233. 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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 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. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


5 ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 Shell Museum Upcoming EventsThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum hosts educational events during the month of March. 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 participants 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. For more information, contact Diane Thomas at 3952233 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 sponsored in part by the Island Inn of Sanibel. For more information, contact Diane Thomas at 395-2233 or dothomas@shellmuseum. org. San-Cap Orchid Society MeetingVandas And Why We Love Them will be the topic of the Monday, March 18 meeting of the Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society. The speaker for the meeting will be Dr. Martin Motes, who is a distinguished AOS judge and well known vanda breeder. He has won numerous awards for his orchids throughout his career as co-owner of Motes Orchids in Homestead. Along with his wife, Mary, Dr. Motes has written several books on orchids and vandas including Florida Orchid Growing, which offers readers a month-by-month guide to successful orchid culture in the Sunshine State. The meeting will take place at 1:30 p.m. at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 2304 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Orchid novices are encouraged to come to the meeting at 1 p.m. to hear a member of the San-Cap Orchid Society talk about the fundamentals of orchid growing. Participants are encouraged to come early to purchase orchids or to do so during intermission. Anyone with questions or an ill orchid that needs diagnosis can bring their plants to the meeting during show and tell. San-Cap Orchid Society members are invited to participate in a monthly show. Ribbons are awarded for best Hybrid and best Species Orchids. Members and guests are also invited to participate in a monthly orchid raffle. Orchid Society annual membership is $20, while guests may attend the meeting for $4. Call Nannette Lehr 395-3327 for additional information. 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. A DYNAMIC DUO by Jocelyn Miller!Tanglewood Plantation Celebrating One Year Amazon Kindle Best Seller! NEW! Tanglewood Plantation II, Adventure in the EvergladesAvailable in paperback and kindle at www.amazon.com Available locally at: MacIntosh Books and Paper 2407 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-1447 Send your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 20136 CASI Breakfast Held At The Sanctuary Carmine Rende of Sundial East and Tammy Lovecchio of Gulfshore Insurance Wes Shook of White Sands and Sherri Rozzi of Norris Home Furnishings Dick Weiss of Mariner Pointe and Amy Nowacki, architect Libby Countryman of Seawind and Mark Szittai of CenturyLink PRISM Jim Suter, regional manager, Advanced Disposal and Mick Denham, Vice Mayor, City of Sanibel Steve Ehrhart of the Sanibel and Captiva Chamber of Commerce and David Rappaport of Sanibel Seaview 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


7 ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 Can the battle for conservation and responsible development in Florida be won? ALL ARE INVITED TO ATTEND Come and listen to someone whos been fighting this battle on the front lines -noted land use and environmental lawyer Ralf Brookes -to learn about his experiences and his thoughts about the futureControlled growth has become a passion for Ralf 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 -exactly the challenges that our barrier island community works so hard to meet.at the Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle WayJoin us for coffee and rolls at 9:00 AM. Meeting begins at 9:30. For more information, email Committee of the Islands at: coti@coti.org on Friday, March 15, at the Annual Meeting of the Committee of the Islands CASI Board includes Dru Doyle of Oceans Reach, Lee Schaff of TennisPlace, Dick Weiss of Mariner Pointe, Linda Naton of Somerset and Carmine Rende of Sundial East 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 possible bylaws revision. Presentation on the countys historic preservation efforts. Presentation on Captiva Community Center renovation plans. A Captiva Erosion Prevention District update. A Captiva Fire District update. A Hurricane Preparedness and Response Committee update. Public participation is invited and encouraged. Also, the panels Bylaws Committee will meet immediately after the Captiva Community Panel meeting. Two or more 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. The next Captiva Community Panel meeting will tentatively be held on Tuesday, April 9. Additional information and background documents are available online at www.captivacommunitypanel. com. Civic Association Plans Luncheon And Meetingsubmitted by Jim Lynch, President, SRCA The Rocks Civic Association Board of Directors has announced Wednesday, April 3 as the date of its annual luncheon and meeting. The Rocks Civic Association covers the area from the West Wind Inn to the end of West Gulf Drive and all the subdivisions north of West Gulf Drive. It is the largest civic association on Sanibel. If you live in the area of The Rocks, you are encouraged to attend the meeting, which will be held at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, starting at noon. Issues of concern to Rocks residents will be addressed during the meeting after lunch. Arrangements are being made with Baileys General Store to cater sandwiches and snacks. Soft drinks and desserts will also be provided. For questions or additional information, call 395-2348. Free Health ScreeningsThe Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club will perform complimentary diabetes, glaucoma, hearing and blood pressure screenings from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday, March 11 at the Sanibel Recreation Center. The diabetes test uses a tiny drop of blood extracted with an almost painless prick of the finger, which is then read by a blood glucose meter in five seconds. The glaucoma test checks peripheral vision and eye pressure, which can detect existing eye damage and/or provide predictive information. The Lion screeners have been trained and certified by a doctor and use all appropriate methods to insure antiseptic conditions and privacy during the screening. Screenings are performed on a first come, first served basis. Finding and treating eye disease early is the best way to limit the effects of glaucoma and diabetic eye disease. If left untreated, they may cause severe vision loss or even blindness. The Sanibel Recreation Center is at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information call 472-0345 or visit www. mysanibel.com. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


8 ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 Sanibel Uncorked! The Food and Wine Festival was an outstanding success held by the Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club at Lily & Co. Jewelers. Lily & Co. (co-host) and Baileys General Store and Catering are Student Enrichment Supporters. Safety Officer and Vintage supporters are Barrier Island Title Services, Inc., Tammies Total Care, LLC, The Sanctuary Golf Club and NU WAY Concrete Forms, Inc. Cooking demonstrations were performed by Island Celebrities: Chef Melissa from Sweet Melissas Restaurant, Chef Matt Asen From Timbers/The Grill/ Matzalunas Restaurants, Chef J.T. from Baileys Catering and Chef Karl Hamme from Baileys Catering. Table Sponsors and long-time supporters include: Edward P. LaMotta, M.D., Island Management, George & Wendys Sanibel Seafood Grille, T-Shirt Hut, John F. Jones, Monreve Lawn Care, Inc., Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, Gerald and Rosemary Rhomberg, Sanibel-Captiva Trust Company, Island Sun Newspaper, Big Red Q Quick Print Center, SignsFortMyers.com, Island Graphics, Hillgate Communications, Quebbie Music System and Frans Kox, and Breeze Newspapers. The following provided generous donations and/or items for the silent auction: Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Florida Repertory Theatre, Southwest Florida Symphony, Sanibel Island Cinema, Kelly Greens Golf Club, Edison & Ford Winter Estates, Dunes Golf & Tennis Club, Sanctuary Golf Club, Jungle Golf-Pirates Cove & Pirates Island Mini Golf, Shell Point Golf Club, Timbers Chef Teh, Luc Century, Over Easy Caf, The Jacaranda Restaurant, Sun Harvest Citrus, The Bubble Room, The Sandbar Restaurant, Thistle Lodge Waterfront Restaurant, Zebra Frozen Yogurt, Island Pizza, Tween Waters Inn, Sanibel Inn, West Wind Inn, Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina, South Seas Island Resort, Island Inn, The Colony Resort, Sanibel Harbour Princess Yacht, Captiva Cruises, Pieces of Eight Pirate Cruise, Luxury Boat Adventure with Captain Steve Kreter, Sightseeing Plane Adventure with Pilot Mike Macray, Fridays The Sanibel Diamond Store, The Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry, Spa-tini Teabar, Marit Hansen Mouchou-Therapeutic Massage, Amy Cason Photography, Bobby Dune Original Paintings, John Grey Painting, SunTrust on Sanibel, Jbdesigns, She Sells Sea Shells, Ace Performer, Double D. Taxi, Island Books, author Charles Sobczak, Southern Wines, Premier Wines, Trans Atlantic Wines, Gallo Wines and Blueash Media. A number of wine distributers brought a variety of wines to try. Canaps were prepared and served by Baileys Catering Services. Incidental music was provided by Frans Kox with Quebbie. Many thanks to all the generous folks who bought entry donation tickets. Thanks go out to all the hard working volunteers, too, from Lily & Co. and from Baileys, the valet parking staff, and the Optimist Club members. Anyone we missed, thank you! Donated funds from all sources make it possible for the Optimists to continue to sponsor its current four-year College Scholarship program, to continue the Optimists Junior Anglers summer fishing adventures (through the Recreation Center), to sponsor a new kids summer basketball league (also through the Rec Center) and to continue a number of other charitable endeavors for kids. Plan on coming next year and joining the fun. The date and time will be announced later in the year. CARD OF THANKS Lordy, Lordy Phaidy's 40!!!Happy Birthday Love, your family Est. 1986 Anna Jean Mayhew Discussing and Signing The Dry Grass of August $15.00 Wednesday, March 13 at 6:30pm 1571 Periwinkle Way 239-472-5223 www.sanibelbookshop.com Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


10 ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 Ex-Councilman Calls City Map Change A Conspiracyby Anne MitchellA long-simmering issue in which Sanibel resident Steve Maxwell has charged city staff with altering a map of his subdivision without council consent came to a head on Tuesday when a former city councilman, Peter Pappas, took his side, calling the citys inaction a threat to the integrity of The Sanibel Plan. I suggest you get a lawyer, Pappas told the council after stating the city had altered public documents and falsified them not once, not twice but three times and then conspired to keep it that way. Pappas, a longtime Sanibel resident, continued, you must retrieve the authority of council and restore it It is like an undiagnosed aneurysm. It is ready to burst, Pappas said of the case, which Maxwell has brought repeatedly before the council over several years, including producing an earlier, unaltered blueprint he uncovered in a city department. Pappas said City Manager Judie Zimomra had called him to a meeting some weeks ago with other staffers to discuss the case, in which Pappas had shown some interest during his time on council. Council on Tuesday opted to postpone the issue so that the members could get up to speed on the complex details and asked Zimomra to prepare a memo on the topic. It will be placed on the May 7 council agenda at 9:15 a.m. Mayor Kevin Ruane said, I am always concerned when two citizens come before this council and make any kind of accusation. The issue comes as Sanibel prepared to finalize a state-mandated review of The Sanibel Plan, which includes noting any changes to the development intensity maps. It appeared to be a routine agenda item, until Maxwell and Pappas spoke up on Tuesday during a public comment segment of the hearing. The previous Evaluation and Appraisal (EAR) amendment submitted by Sanibel seven years ago shows the unaltered map of Raintree Place. Maxwell spoke first, referring to city maps of Raintree Place, off Island Inn Road, that led to a lawsuit over property rights. He said, I have asked for two years for a legal decision on the map regarding development intensity and land use in which I am an affected property owner. He pointed out that the city states in the EAR review that no changes have been made to city maps. That is false. Maxwell has contended that Raintree Place, where he has lived since 1999, was to be an extended private roadway easement, eventually being connected to Twin Ponds Drive. However, the city maintained that had never been intended to be developed in that manner and that no official city documents showing the roadway extending to Twin Ponds ever existed. A result of the map change, Pappas said, was enormous financial hardship for the property owners involved. According to documents, those owners were the Gomberg and Rothschild families, who lived on Raintree Place at the time. City Hires Consultant To Seek Toll Shareby Anne MitchellIn its bid to get Lee County to resume causeway revenue sharing with Sanibel, the city council has approved the hiring of a consultant to review all the financial documentation. The consultant is Roy Hyman, whom Mayor Kevin Ruane said is on the Golden Goose Committee in Lee County and who is familiar with aspects of county financing. Hyman will be paid up to $12,500 for his work. In the past, Sanibel received up to $800,000 a year from tolls, representing 21 percent, but after a lawsuit Sanibel and a citizens group filed to stop construction of the new, single span bridge, the city had to forgo its cut to make up for the higher price the delay caused. County officials claimed the delays drove the cost from $50 million to $120 million. Now, Ruane believes the junior lien on the construction bonds has been paid off and Sanibel is once more eligible to receive a share, which could be as much as$1.3 million to $1.4 million a year. He has said that the bonds are amply covered by the tolls, which amount to 175 percent of the required amount. The bond contract calls for 120 percent to be covered. Barbara Cooley, resident, wondered whether Sanibel would end up paying for decisions made by Lee County regarding the materials used to build the bridge. She was referring to cracks recently found in the bridge. Ruane said the audit will go back to the date of construction. Theres also a question of what toll revenues can be used for by Lee County. They can be used for roads, but only those connecting with the causeway, Cooley said. BP Claim: City Hires Lawyer The City of Sanibel has hired the Wilbur Smith law firm of Fort Myers to evaluate and pursue claims against BP, Halliburton or Transocean arising out of the April 20, 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill and its aftermath. City Attorney Ken Cuyler told the city council on Tuesday that Smith represents several other municipalities with similar claims. 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11 ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 City Issues Pickup Techniques For The Removal Of Dead FishThe Sanibel Public Works Department is picking up dead fish along the public beaches as conditions warrant. Property owners and managers are authorized to remove dead fish from the beach along their respective properties. Anyone removing fish from the beach should adhere to the following guidelines: Only dead fish may be removed from the beach. This ensures that beach habitat for Sanibels wildlife is protected during the cleanup process. Dead fish may only be removed by hand, using hand tools such as pitchforks or grabbers. The use of shovels and mechanical equipment is strictly prohibited. All fish should be double bagged and placed in an onsite dumpster for disposal. If you have large fish, marine mammals or sea turtles that are too large to handle, please contact the City of Sanibel Police Dispatch at 472-3111. No motorized vehicles are permitted on the beach and only those vehicles authorized by the City Manager may be used in cleanup activities. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute is reporting a patchy red tide bloom extending from Sarasota to Monroe Counties. The bloom has been patchy in nature and is currently affecting approximately 120 miles of shoreline, with highest concentrations reported in Pine Island Sound during the past week. As red tide blooms approach coastal areas, breaking waves can cause the toxin to become mixed with sea spray, resulting in an aerosol. People exposed to red tide blooms can experience varying degrees of eye, nose, and throat irritation similar to cold symptoms. These symptoms usually go away once a person leaves the affected area. People with severe or chronic respiratory conditions, such as asthma or chronic lung disease, are cautioned to avoid red tide areas. For questions regarding todays beach conditions, contact the City of Sanibel Natural Resources Department at 472-3700. For more information about the current red tide bloom, visit http://myfwc.com/research/redtide/events/status/statewide/ Concert To Feature Dove Award Winner Singer, songwriter, and winner of the Dove Inspirational Album of the Year, Fernando Ortega is coming to Sanibel Community Church on Sunday, March 10 for two concerts. The first concert will be at 3 p.m., followed by a repeat performance at 6 p.m. There is no reserved seating, with the sanctuary doors opening 45 minutes prior to the concerts. A love offering will be received for the ministry of Fernando Ortega. All are encouraged to bring a canned good for FISH (Friends In Service Here) on Sanibel Island. Fernando Ortegas music is a powerful blend of traditional hymns mixed with both a Celtic and Latin sound. He will be accompanied by both the piano and cello. Famous for the songs Give Me Jesus and Be Thou My Vision, Ortegas music resonates with the deepest emotions of the heart. In his own words, Ortega said, My songs have always been about how the Gospels find expression in a persons everyday life -the sorrowful, the mundane, the joyful. Come experience an evening with this gifted Christian musician. Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way. For more information call 472-2684 or visit www.sanibelchurch.com. Church To Host SpeakerMargie Wood, president and founder of Unlimited Options in Latham, New York, will be the featured speaker at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ on Thursday, March 14 at 1 p.m. Wood is known for her energetic, positive and sensitive approach to life and brings joy and laughter to her audiences. Wood will speak in Fellowship Hall. For more information call 472-0497. Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ is at 2050 Periwinkle Way. Fernando Ortega Many Thanks to All Who Helped Make our Annual Benet a Great Success!Benefactor JOHN M. & MARY JO BOLER Grand Patron Sponsors DEBORAH & JOHN LA GORCE PATRICIA & DAVIS THURBER Patron Sponsor SponsorBaileys General Store Catering by Leslie Adams Cips Place Doc Fords Il Cielo Island Cow Island Pizza The Jacaranda Sand Castle Gifts & Gourmet Sweet Melissas Caf Timbers Restaurant Traders Cafe Zebra Frozen Yogurt Jonathan Tongyai Island Photography, LLC. Benet Chairs Maddy Hanlon and Sherry Halleran and the 2013 Benet Committee and Volunteers Surfboard Artists Jerry Churchill; J.R. Roberts; Marcy Calkins; Lacy McClary; Ann McCarty Sickels; Leon Skolnik THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!With Much Appreciation To Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


12 ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 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 adsilby@gmail.com CAPTIVA CHAPEL BY THE SEA: The Rev. Thomas E. Nyman Services every Sunday 11 a.m. 11580 Chapin Lane on Captiva. 472-1646. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST: 2950 West Gulf Dr., Sunday 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Wednesday evening meeting 7:30 p.m.; Reading room open, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (November through March), Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (summer hours). 472-8684. SANIBEL COMMUNITY CHURCH 1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, 472-2684 Dr. Daryl Donovan, Senior Pastor Sunday Worship Hours:8 a.m. Traditional Service with Communion9 a.m. Contemporary Service with Kids Church10:45 a.m. Adult and Youth Sunday School classes; 11 a.m. Traditional Service with Choir. Childcare available at all services. SANIBEL CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: 2050 Periwinkle Way 472-0497 The Rev. Dr. John H. Danner, Sr. Pastor. The Rev. Deborah Kunkel, Associate Pastor Sunday Worship Services: 7:45 a.m. Chapel Service, 9 and 11 a.m. Full Service, with Sunday School and Nursery Care provided. Elevator access. ST. ISABEL CATHOLIC CHURCH: 3559 San-Cap Rd., 472-2763 Pastor: Rev. Christopher Senk, Saturday Vigil Mass 5 p.m. Sunday Masses 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Daily Mass Wed., Thurs., Fri. 8:30 a.m. Communion Service Mon. and Tues. 8:30 a.m. Confession first Saturday of the month 9 a.m. by appointment. Holy Days call ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS EPISCOPAL CHURCH: 2304 Periwinkle Way between the Bean and Baileys, 472-2173 Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan, Rector www.saintmichaels-sanibel.org Worship Services: Saturdays at 5 p.m. Sundays at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School (PreK-gr.5) at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Potluck Supper 1st Wed. of the month 5:30 p.m. Morning Prayer Tuesdays at 9 a.m. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS OF THE ISLANDS: Meets on the first Sunday of each month from December through April at the Sanibel Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way at 5 p.m. A pot luck is held at a members home on the third Sunday of each month. For more information call 433-4901 or email ryi139@aol.com. ALLEN WOODBURY CATERAllen Woodbury Cater, known to all as Woody, of Edina, Minnesota and Sanibel, died on February 11, 2013 in Edina at 79 years of age. What a ride! Woody drove a six-pony hitch in the Minnesota State Fair and showed threeand five-gaited horses. He had a NROTC scholarship to the University of Minnesota and served 20 years as a navy pilot; five years active and 15 years in the reserve. Flying in the first supersonic jet squadron in the navy, he flew an F8 and had 500 carrier landings. Woody retired as a commander. He went on to form his own company in the food business. He loved his cabin in Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, where he was always surrounded by family and friends of all generations. There were mandatory rides on his refurbished (by him) 1938 fire truck, John Deere tractor, boats, a 6x6 army truck and anything with a motor. Woody loved skiing in the mountains out west, going back to 1950. Also, boating was a must in Woodys life. Sanibel and Captiva were near and dear to his heart for their natural beauty. Woody was active in the Captiva Island Yacht Club, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel-Captiva Trust Company and was on the board of The Schoolhouse Theater for years. Woody is survived by Betty, his wife of 57 years; three children, Mark, Jeff and Stacie Weiss (Mike); four grandchildren, Kelsey, Shelby, Kevin and Annie; sister, Neide Cooley (John); several nieces, nephews and cousins; and many friends. The family thanks them all for their love and prayers. A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 18 at 5 p.m. at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 2304 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. OBITUARY Join us for an incredible night of worship! There are no reserved seats. Seating will begin in 45 minutes prior to the concert. Please bring a canned good for F.I.S.H. A love offering will be received for Fernando Ortegas ministry. For more information visit www.sanibelchurch.com F F ernando Ortega Sanibel Community Church March 10 3:00 & 6:00 p.m. Sunday, March 24---Palm Sunday. 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Traditional 9:00 a.m. Contemporary Thursday, March 28---Upper Room Luncheon 12:00 noon: Come enjoy an inspiring lunch of readings, songs and prayers. Reservations are required. Thursday, March 28---Maundy Thursday Communion Service 7:00 pm. An original service of readings and songs arranged by our own Lee Depuy to bring us to the cross. The service will conclude with communion. Friday, March 29---Good Friday film, The Passion of the Christ 7:00 p.m. Mel Gibsons film on the big screen in the Sanctuary. Holy Week at Sanibel Community Church Saturday, March 30---SCC Community Easter Egg Hunt 11-1:00 p.m.---For all families with kids ages 3 year through 5th grade. Games, prizes, food, crafts, storytelling and thousands of eggs to redeem. Invite your friends. Sunday, March 31 Sunrise Service on the Causeway 6:30 a.m.: Teen Challenge, H2O Teens, Contemporary Worship and preaching the Resurrection story! Free Coffee and Donuts for prior to the service. Believers Baptism by immersion following the service. Sunday, March 31--Resurrection Celebration on SCC Campus at 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Traditional 9:00 a.m. Contemporary. Sanibel Community Church 1740 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 www.sanibelchurch.com 239-472-2684 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


13 ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 Tommys Storyby Anne MitchellThomas Reed was born with Down Syndrome on June 29, 1949 in Battle Creek, Michigan. Thanks to a loving family not his own he lived a full and happy life until he died on Friday, February 22, 2013, age 63. His adoptive parents, Jim and Dall Burnsed, were relative newlyweds living in Orlando when they took him into their home in 1975 and, even as their children came along and grew, their love for Tommy did not falter. Tommys sister Amy (Burnsed) McKay, takes up the story, explaining that his birth parents had died and he lived with a niece in Florida. We lived in a rural area east of Orlando and Tommys niece lived in our neighborhood. Tommy was not allowed in his nieces house. She made him sleep outside in a tool shed. He wasnt allowed to shower or use the restroom in her house, either. She also did not feed Tom. Pretty much, Tommy was homeless and alone, she said. Tommy would walk around the neighborhood begging for food. My mother would make him bologna sandwiches. Once my dad realized what the situation was, he and my mom started taking care of Tommy. When they decided to move to Sanibel, they didnt want to leave Tommy behind. Im not sure how they convinced his niece to let him go with us, but they did. And in 1980, my family moved to Sanibel and Tommy moved with us. McKay says her parents cared for and loved Tommy as much as cared for and loved all of their other children. Family vacations, family pictures, holidays... everything we did included Tom, she added. When they moved to the island, my parents took a job managing Blind Pass Cottages and Marina. Tommy would walk around the property and collect coconuts. He made himself a little roadside stand and he would sell the coconuts. Returning guests and residents started calling him Coconut Tom. She continued, Tommy worked at the very first Lazy Flamingo washing dishes. Im sure he wasnt the best employee, but everyone loved having Tommy around. In 1982, Jim Burnsed started working as a fishing guide and Tommy became his first mate. They were a team until just a few years ago. Dave Jenson, co-owner of Jensens Twin Palms Marina on Captiva, called Tommy, A loveable character; he always wanted to hug you. As the years went on, Tommy developed dementia. He also had a heart condition called aortic stenosis. In October 2012, the doctors gave him six months to a year. So, we threw him a party, said McKay. He loved parties. I hired an Elvis impersonator and he brought Tommy up on stage with him. Tommy danced and sang and had a wonderful time. My parents were afraid he wouldnt know what was going on. I always tell my parents it was a miracle. God gave us one more day with the Tom we all remembered, she added. Tommys dementia rapidly got worse after that day and his physical condition deteriorated. At the beginning of February, he was admitted to Hope Hospice. On Friday, February 22, 2013 at 3:05 p.m. Tommy passed away. My mother and my sister, Tracy, were with him. They held his hand and told him they loved him, McKay said. Tommy was a good man. He was always happy and he loved meeting people. His lifes accomplishments may not seem that great but the impact he had on my family and everyone he met was monumental. Since his passing people say things like, Your family gave him a great life. Or He was lucky your parents found him. But the truth is that we are the lucky ones! We are so very lucky that Tom found us. We are all much better people for having known and loved him. Dall Burnsed Jim Burnsed with his first mate Tommy Reed Burnsed Read us online at IslandSunNews.com FF FF OF OF Prices Pric Retail P RetailP ect ed On Sel e On S andise Mercha Me After 33 years on Sanibel Island, F ran and Ron are retiring an d CLOSING THE DOORS FOREVER! THE DOORS F Dont miss this opportunity to purchase iss this opportunity to pu fine jewelry and custom designs at... e jewelry and custom designs a jewelry and custom designs at... welry and custom designs at 455 PERIWINKLE WAYSANIBEL ISLAND 239.472.5544MONDAY-SATURDAY 10:00AM-5:00PM, SUNDAY 11:00AM-4:00PMAll Major Credit Cards and Layaways Accepted Discounts Off Original Retail / Suggested Retail PricesJEWELRY ARTISANS OF FINE 4 AR T ISANS OF FINE NOTHING HELD BACK!


14 ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 Family Music TimeMOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) learned ways to nurture the musical growth of their children during their MOPS meeting on February 26. LouAnne Dunfee, the director and teacher of Family Music Time, shared her knowledge of teaching children music by introducing the building blocks of music to both the moms and children. MOPS meets at Sanibel Community Church, 1740 Periwinkle Way, every second and fourth Tuesday of each month, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact Amy Selby at amyselby27@gmail. com or Emma Hall at emh411@gmail.com. Pictured from left, Lauren Speas with daughter Ali, LouAnne Dunfee with Chloe Selby, and Amy Selby with daughter Ava Pictured from left, Scarlett Lorenzo-Strauss, Abbie Wheeler, Brooks Selby, Thai Lorenzo-Strauss and Ava Selby 455 Periwinkle Way Lighthouse End Sanibel Island, FL 33957 You are invited to MOVING MOVING SALE SALENow In ProgressMon-Sat 10 am 5 pm Sunday 11 am 4 pm To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


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16 ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 Sanibel Fishing Club MeetingOn Tuesday, March 12, the Sanibel Island Fishing Club will be holding its monthly meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the north room of The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. The featured speaker will begin his presentation at 7 p.m. sharp. There is no admission charge for the event and the angling public is cordially invited to attend. This months featured speaker is Mike Campbell, the Lee County Natural Resources senior environmental specialist. He will be doing a PowerPoint presentation titled Lee County Reefs: Past, Present and Future. Campbell will be talking about the recent sinking of the U.S.S. Mohawk off of Captiva as well as other historical deployments. He will also be discussing future artificial reef plans including a possible submarine and a snorkeling reef, among other possibilities. The Mohawk was blown up and sunk on July 2, 2012 and is already a well established diving and fishing site, holding snapper, cobia, barracuda and amberjack. Whale sharks, once common in the Gulf, have been spotted around the Mohawk a half dozen times since its deployment. He will also be sharing all the GPS coordinates for the dozens of reefs currently surrounding the islands. The Sanibel Island Fishing Club meets monthly through season and sponsors several group outings as well as lending support for various fishing related charities and organizations such as START, Lee Reefs and the Sanibel Sea School. For information on joining the club, contact Rol Campbell at 472-8994 or attend our next meeting. The Sanibel Island Fishing club has been an active social club for more than 27 years on the island. To learn more about the club, to view catch photos or to explore their fish recipe section, go to www.sanibelislandfishingclub.com. The U.S.S. Mohawk taken upon detonation on July 2, 2012 Moonlight Rookery Island CruiseA Moonlight Rookery Island Cruise, a cooperative venture of The SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) and Captiva Cruises, will be a unique opportunity to observe wading birds as they wind down their day and come in to roost for the evening. Passengers will cruise to secluded mangrove islands in Pine Island Sound to witness a nightly migration before traveling back to Captiva, enjoying the moonlight on the water and the magic of the night. This special cruise will be held on Thursday, March 14 and the fee is $40 per person, which will help support SCCFs Environmental Education Fund. Reservations are required. Information and reservations for this adventure may be obtained by calling Captiva Cruises at 472-5300. Bird at sunset C D resort wear | cruise wear beach wedding wear | europe vacation wear (beside Jasons Deli)239.437.4555 with this ad 10 % OFF ENTIRE PURCHASE Waverunners-Parasailing-Yamaha Scooters-Bicycles-Beach Chairs & Umbrellas-Sailboats Skimboards-SUPs-Golf Carts-Banana Boat Rides-Scoot Coupes-Cayo Costa WR Tours No-See-Um Repellent-Sunglasses-Freestyle & Momentum Watches-YOLO Gear-GoPro HD Sector 9-Arbor-Kahuna-Dregs-Gravity & Krown Longboards-Kahuna Big Stick-Beach Accessories-Indo Boards-Slackline-Kids Cl othing-Waboba-Zap Skimboards-Cool Hats YOLO Watersports, Inc. btnfrrbrbt rf r!f" rf r#$"!f"


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18 ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 Lecture Follows Refuge Outreach To Asia Refuge Manager Paul Tritaik and Supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni Westland will share stories and images from their international outreach missions in 2012 at a special presentation at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Friday, March 15 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the free Ding Darling Education Center. As part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service International Affairs Wildlife Without Borders initiative, Westland traveled to Siberia for two weeks in July 2012, and Tritaik spent 17 days in central and southern China in December 2012. Wildlife Without Borders addresses grassroots wildlife conservation problems from a broad, landscape perspective, seeking to build expertise and strengthen institutions dedicated to conserving nature. To that end, Westland traveled to Baikalsky Reserve in Russia to help redesign existing visitor facilities and plan new ones on the shores of Lake Baikal. She also consulted on development of environmental education and interpretation programs. Tritaik traveled to Shanxii and Hunan Provinces in China to evaluate habitat management activities in nature reserves and advise on planning and holding bird festivals. Admission is free to the lecture, which is sponsored by Shell Point Retirement Community and Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS), as part of its 11-week Friday Lecture Series. Seating is limited and available on a first-come basis. Upcoming event listings follow; all include two presentations at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wildlife Drive is closed on Friday, but visitors can visit the free education center and also 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 22 John Yow Armchair Birder Goes Coastal: The Secret Lives of Birds on the Southeastern Coast March 29 Jeremy Conrad, refuge biologist, and Paul Ryan, fire operation and prescribed fire/ fuels technician Fire The Secret to a Healthy Eco-System April 5 Jeremy Conrad, refuge biologist, and Amanda Bryant, SCCF biologist Sea Turtles of Sanibel To support DDWS and the refuge with a taxdeductible gift, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566 or director@ dingdarlingsociety.org. Paul Tritaik and Toni Westland with souvenirs from their Asian travels SCCF We carry over 100 native plant speciesWant to bring the real Floridato your backyard? Native Plant Nursery Native Plant Nursery 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road (one mile west of Tarpon Bay Road) Mon. Fri. from 8:30 a.m. 5 p.m. Sat. from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. Phone: 472-1932 Email: jevans@sccf.org Web: www.sccf.org Dune Groundcovers & Wildowers 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 Made to OrderOmelette and Waffle Stations $3 Mimosas and Bloody MarysEvery Wednesday Karaoke All New Ladies NightSaturdays DJ Eric 9pm-Midnight 1/2 Price Drinks for Ladies h t d ies LIVE ENTERTAINMENTThursday, March 7thRobby HuttoFriday, March 8thMarty Stokes & Captiva Blues BandThursday, March 14thAnthony Wayne New SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH9am-1pm Live Smooth Jazz 1/ 1/ / / 2 2 Pr Pr ic ic e e Dr Dr in in ks ks f f or or L L a a Send your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


19 ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013Shorebird Walks At The Sanibel InnOn Wednesday, March 13 at 8 am, meet 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. 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.Gator and Crocodile Tales The Biology of Alligators and Crocodiles is an ancient tale of survival. On Wednesday, March 13 at 10 a.m., learn about these living dinosaurs to ensure our safety and their survival on the islands. Alligator eggs hatch as a male or female depending upon the incubation temperature of each individual egg. Take a walk on the trails and see if you can find an old alligator nest. Cost of the program is $5 for adults. SCCF members and children are free. The Alien InvasionOver 500 fish and wildlife species, 1,180 plant species and an unknown number insects that are not native live and multiply in Florida. They were introduced by humans. Some, like the pythons in the Everglades, are having devastating effects. Learn about the species that make up Sanibel and Captivas alien invasion on Thursday, March 14 at 10 a.m. in the SCCF Nature Center. Cost is $5. SCCF members and children are free.Snowy Plover ProgramWatch where you walk. There are plovers on the beach. SCCF has been monitoring and staking the nests of this bird on Sanibel beaches for 10 years. SCCF biologists will educate you on this threatened species and explain what you can do to protect their small nesting populations. The Snowy Plover Program is on Thursday, March 14 at 2 p.m. in the SCCF auditorium. Cost is $5. SCCF members and children are free. Photographic ObservationsOn Friday, March 15 at 10 a.m., island photographer Bill Heyd will present his candid photographic observations of island bobcats, great horned owls, and eagles at the SCCF Nature Center. Following the program, participants will take a guided trail walk and climb the tower overlooking the Sanibel River. Call SCCF at 472-2329 for more information on these programs. Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation is located at 3333 SanibelCaptiva Road. Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation A gathering of birds along the shore American alligators Snowy plover on eggs Bobcat female or immature male, photographed in January 2011 photo by Bill Heyd Read us online at IslandSunNews.com 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.


20 ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 Most Of The Sound Still Spared From Red Tideby Capt. Matt MitchellFor the first few days of this week, it really looked like the red tide was going to make it up into the sound and we could have a major fish kill on our hands. The southern end of the sound specifically around the causeway, mouth of the river and most of San Carlos Bay was covered with dead fish. Im not sure if they died in the bay or a combination of incoming tide and south wind had pushed the floaters in from around Lighthouse Point. As quickly as the dead fish showed up, a day or two later, they were gone from the southern sound. This red tide saga has been going on in our area for roughly five months, with dead fish reported all over the beaches from Sarasota to Naples. This is the longest a red tide has stuck around our area since 2005, when we had a 13-month red tide. Luckily, so far most of the sound has stayed free of high concentrations of the toxic algae and we have experienced no major fish kills in the bay. Sheepshead fishing remained on fire around the passes this week, with the best bite being on the slack and incoming tide. Chunks of frozen shrimp fished around docks and sea walls caught sheepshead to four pounds. During clear water conditions, the sheepshead could be seen milling around structures. Now we are on the backside of another major cold front, there should be another major wave of sheepshead push into the bay from the gulf. These fish are all loaded with roe, so only take what you need for a meal. Higher afternoon tides made for some quality redfish action. Working mangroves with a popping cork and jig loaded with a frozen jumbo shrimp caught reds to 25 inches. Working the wind-blown shorelines on the eastern side of the sound between the powerlines and Flamingo Bay Channel did take a little moving around to find the redfish, but once located, catching a dozen or so out of one hole or point was the norm. Drifting the float rig in tight to the shoreline was a fast way to locate them; if you did not catch a red within five minutes, it was time to move on. During cold windy periods, I spent my time fishing the deep creeks way back in the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. This was a great option when making a longer run up to the passes was not really possible due to the conditions. On the lowest phases of the tide, some mangrove creeks were hot with a wide variety of fish while other creeks simply were dead. Once I found a hot spot in a sheltered creek, the variety of fish seemed endless, with even a few pompano and flounder caught in the mix. Bouncing a live shrimp really slowly across the bottom caught fish both under the deeper mangrove shorelines and out in the deeper water in the middle of these channels. The colder and windier it is, the better the fishing in the Ding can be. My go-to bait for sheepshead at the pass and for redfish under the trees has been frozen jumbo shrimp. I buy a frozen 5# block of great for bait frozen jumbo shrimp and pull them out of my cooler a few at a time. I then break them into chunks for sheepshead or fish them with just the head and tail removed for redfish. These shrimp are a great and often better alternative to live shrimp and are so much easier to cart around. These food quality shrimp can be found at various locations all over the islands. Check out www.greatforbait.com. With everyone quick to blame the prolonged red tide and red drift algae on water releases from Lake O, releases from the lake are only part of a much bigger problem we are all facing. After spending time on the lake both fishing and duck hunting, I am always amazed at how pristine and algae-free the lake is. I believe the root of this problem is the excessive use of fertilizer in Florida from both our population and increase and from farming. Just by the geological nature of our state any fertilizer, either used excessively for farming or residential use, is eventually going to make its way into our water. With residential fertilizer use increasing every year, we need some major regulations that will drastically reduce or totally ban the use of phosphorus fertilzer in Florida. If we want to preserve and improve our water quality, this starts with every one of us. Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email captmattmitchell@aol.com. Hunter Jolly with a sheepshead caught with Capt. 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21 ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 Birds Eye ViewThe Media And Whats Really Dangerousby Mark Bird WestallI have been a professional naturalist on Sanibel for over 35 years, trying to help the people of Sanibel coexist with the islands natural environment and its wildlife. I sort of naturally took to that role because for some reason, I have always felt more comfortable around and understood the natural system better than the humanoriented world I was brought up in. This is why Sanibel was a logical place for me to put down roots because of its outspoken determination to champion the idea that humans and natural systems can live in harmony with each other. Sanibel, it seemed, spoke my language. So, as I have mentioned in earlier articles, when I first arrived here there were already several naturalists who were helping the folks of this community fulfill the goals of that dream, and I jumped right in there with them to make Sanibels dream a reality. I listened and learned much from the naturalists, but I also learned a lot from those that were not trained as naturalists because many of the locals understood what it meant to live in harmony with the natural scheme of things. I remember when I first got down here, the Old Florida Crackers I met told me that when they were kids, the best swimmin holes were the alligator holes. Now, of course, you werent ever going to see me acting quite so foolish, but years later, during my first term on the Sanibel City Council, when someone during public comments would complain about why we werent doing more to get rid of the alligators on the island, I can still see Francis Bailey (our longest-serving City Council member and renowned Patriarch of the Island) putting his hand over his microphone, looking over at me and saying quietly, I dont understand these people! Why are they so afraid of alligators? I must admit, I was just as confused as Francis. As a professional naturalist, I understood the necessary role alligators played in maintaining a healthy balance for the islands ecosystems, not only as a predator, but most importantly, as a protector of bird rookeries from raccoon predation. What turned these important animals into monsters was the innate human desire to domesticate every creature they came across by offering them free food. And this information was consistently being distributed in educational brochures and at island nature lectures. I was confused as to why so many smart people seemed to be missing the point. You see, my mistake was that at that time, I still believed human beings were intelligent creatures. And all we naturalists and knowledgeable people on the island had to do was educate the uneducated and those folks would learn that what their natural instincts, reinforced over and over by Hollywood, told them was not necessarily the reality of the world. As long as humans followed a few basic rules, we could live with these creatures. After years of trying to understand the difficulties in our learning capabilities, I have decided that humans truly are intelligent creatures. I dont see chimpanzees sending anyone to the moon; that type of technological intelligence is what we are capable of doing exceedingly well. But what I have come to realize is that if we have an instinctive bias behind a certain thought or feeling, it is very difficult to intellectually override those thoughts or feelings. And our increasing reliance on and acceptance of tabloid-oriented information networks feeds on our species deepest innate fears and sensationalizes the realities of the natural world and the wild creatures that live in it, so as to make it very difficult for the general public to truly coexist with those creatures. One can hardly find any information about the natural world being presented by the general media industry these days without learning how dangerous it is. How can new residents of Sanibel moving down from up north be expected to embrace willingly the idea that alligators and snakes might be walking and continued on page 27 BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island 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


22 ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 Ding Documentary Included In Film SeriesDing Darling Refuges inaugural eight-week Film Series continues on Wednesday, March 13 at 2:30 p.m. in the Ding Darling Education Center auditorium with the documentary Americas Darling: The Story of Jay N. Ding Darling. The film, nearly three years in the making, has traveled throughout the U.S. since its debut at the Refuge in October during Ding Darling Days. Ding Darling Wildlife Society (DDWS) was a major sponsor of the highly acclaimed production. Darling, who won two Pulitzer Prizes for controversial political cartoons in the early 1900s, visited Sanibel and Captiva Islands often in the 1930s and was responsible for the Refuges creation. Film producer Samuel Koltinsky, who will talk and answer questions at the airing, has filmed from Darlings hometown in Michigan to his Iowa stomping grounds and beyond, making several visits to Sanibel to research and shoot. Among others, Supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni Westland and Darlings grandson, Kip Koss, talk about the legendary conservationist. The great-great-grandson of Jay Norwood Ding Darling, Christopher Steffen, is the films on-camera host. Various people involved in the Federal Duck Stamp and Junior Duck Stamp programs also appear. Darling himself created the federal program, which has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for the purchase of wildlife habitat; he also designed the first duck stamp. Admission is free to the film, which is sponsored by the Sanctuary Golf Club of Sanibel Island and DDWS. Seating is limited and available on a first-come basis. The schedule of upcoming film airings is listed below; all begin at 2:30 p.m. in the Ding Darling Education Center. Copies of the film are for sale in the Refuge Nature Store, proceeds from which directly benefit Refuge wildlife. Koltinsky will be on hand to sign the DVDs. For more information about the Film Series, please call 472-1100 or visit www. dingdarlingsociety.org/films. Upcoming Ding Darling Film Series events March 13 Americas Darling: The Story of Jay N. Ding Darling March 20 Addicted to Plastic Apr. 3 Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition For more information visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566 or director@dingdarlingsociety.org. A young Ding Darling at work 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! 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!


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ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 201324 Wonders Of Wildlife Talks At CROWCROW, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, will be offering daily Wonders of Wildlife presentations at its Healing Winds Visitor Education Center. All presentations begin at 11 a.m. and a $5 donation is requested. There is no charge for members or children 12 and under. Admission includes the opportunity to explore CROWs interactive visitor education center both before and after the presentation. The weeks schedule is as follows: Friday, March 8 Why Animals Come to CROW. Do you ever wonder why and how animals wind up at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife? Presented by volunteer Claudia Burns. Saturday, March 9 Gopher Tortoise. The life of a gopher tortoise revolves around its burrow, and the species is found digging from Southern Georgia to Southeast Florida. Because of its contributions to the ecosystem, it is classified as a Keystone Species. Staff member Jordan Donini talks about the species and how CROWs medical staff treats and rehabilitates such patients at the hospital. Tuesday, March 12 Floridas Turtles. Of the 26 turtle species native to Southwest Florida, 18 are freshwater turtles and five are sea turtles. Volunteer Beverly Ball and staff member Rachel Rainbolt talk about the local species and how CROWs medical staff treats and rehabilitates patients at the hospital. Wednesday, March 13 Rescue and Release: A History of CROWs Patients. With his 13-year history of rescues, releases and patient support, volunteer Denny Toll gives an insight of CROWs efforts to save wildlife in addition to tips on how to save wildlife in the community. Thursday, March 14 Clinical Rounds. CROW operates educational externship and fellowship programs for undergraduate natural sciences and veterinary medicine students. Extern Kate Bender discusses what species are currently in the hospital and how students learn to treat over 4,000 patients a year. For more information, visit www.crowclinic.org or call 472-3644. CROW is located at 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road. Southern flying squirrels I thought you said you wanted a COBIA!(Dont worry, we have cold beer AND cobia!)along with the largest selection of fresh sh and oysters on the islands703 Tarpon Bay Rd (239) 472-3128 Full Liquor Open 7 Days 4 PM Fish Mkt. open 11 AM (2 PM Sunday) *Winner Best Restaurant for Seafood 2010, 2011, 2012! ursday is Sushi Night! Friday is Lobstah Night! Sunday its Prime Rib! Kailea Silvers, 10, found an alphabet cone on February 27 at Blind Pass Beach. Shell Found Kailea Silvers Tom Bernet found a junonia on the beach in front of Sunset Beach Inn on February 1. He and his wife Joni have been coming to Sanibel every year (at least once) for 12 years. This is his first junonia, or as he calls it, The Big J. His parents started coming to the island in 1979 and it has been a family destination ever since. This is the first junonia found by our family in over 30 years of beach combing. he said. Shell Found Tom Bernet with his junonia find Jacob Wilhelm, four years old, caught this trout on a Google Eye lure off the causeway on Sanibel Island. Jacob was not strong enough to cast the rod and reel combination but once the trout struck, he would not allow anyone to assist and just walked backwards until the lunker was beached. Jacob lives in Fort Myers and cannot stop talking about this, his second ever fish. Fish Caught Jacob Wilhelm with his catch


25 ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 CROW Case Of The Week A Tale Of Two Cottontailsby Patricia MolloyHippity, hoppity, Easters on its way. Most of you are likely quite familiar with the quote from Beatrix Potters Peter Cottontail rhyme, a childrens classic. What you may not know is that the wildlife veterinarian staff at CROW cares for hundreds of native sick, injured and abducted babies each year, including Eastern cottontails. Baby animals are frequently brought into CROW by well-meaning citizens after discovering what they believe to be an abandoned nest. In the case of wild bunnies, a mother rabbit spends most of the day away from her nest to avoid drawing the attention of predators. If a nest looks undisturbed and the mother is nowhere in sight, that is her plan. Currently, the clinic is caring for two baby Eastern cottontails, patients #0086 and #0087. They were admitted together as tiny bunnies with eyes barely open. They are in a hutch together and were initially bottle-fed a milk replacement; they have since graduated to grass and Oxbow Bunny Basics, which contains a lot of fiber and a good balance of protein and amino acids to keep them healthy and growing properly. Thanks to the dedication of CROWs staff, they are thriving in spite of the fact that nothing can replace mothers milk (rabbit milk is the most caloric of all mammals) or her tender loving care. With Easter right around the corner, instead of purchasing a novelty gift basket, make a lasting contribution in honor of a friend or family member by donating to CROW. As Potter went on to write in Peter Cottontail, And listen to him say: Try to do the things you should. Maybe if youre extra good, Hell roll lots of Easter eggs your way. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: www.crowclinic.org. Babies of all species must be weighed daily to ensure that they are gaining the appropriate amount of weight. This young Eastern cottontail is one of two abducted babies at the clinic. A tube sock filled with warm dry rice helps to keep the smallest of bunnies warm and cozy, like their mothers would in the wild. Were Seafood Savvy, are you? Seafood Savvy is an initiative of the Sanibel-Captiva Chapter of START, supported by funds raised from our San-Cap Cracker Fest. LOCAL SEAFOOD SAVVY RETAILERS: Baileys General Store Doc Fords Rum Bar and Grille George and Wendys Sanibel Seafood Grille Lighthouse Caf Sweet Melissas Cafe The Island Cow The Sanibel Caf The Timbers Restaurant and Fish Market Traders Cafe and StoreWant to be Seafood Savvy? Heres how you can help: Visit Seafood Savvy Restaurants and Markets. Ask your server or counter person for sustainable choices. Visit SeafoodSavvy.org and see the initiatives that are being taken to protect our oceans. Use a Seafood Watch mobile app when you are shopping or dining out. (Apps are available for iTunes and Android Market) There are plenty of sh in the ocean You may think so, but the reality is that our oceans are being of tomorrows seafood. the future by educating everyone about Ocean-friendly seafood.


26 ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 Zeigler To Speak At Sanibel LibraryNorm Zeigler will return to the Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Road, to do another exciting presentation on a favorite Sanibel hobby: fly fishing. Zeigler will be at the library on Thursday, March 14 at 2 p.m. and his program is titled Fly Fishing: Far And Wide. For more information, call 472-2483. Also, Norms fly fishing group meets at the library on the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Norm Zeigler Pond Apple Trail Bird WalkThe next Sanibel-Captiva Audubon bird walk will be on Saturday, March 9 at The Pond Apple Trail. Meet in the Chamber of Commerce parking lot on Causeway Road at 8 a.m. These bird walks are open to the public and those of all levels of experience. A $2 donation is appreciated. Call Hugh Verry at 395-3798 for further details. Bald eagle Holly Haas, a shell hobbyist from Madison, Wisconsin, netted a rare diminutive junonia during low tide at Blind Pass. The shell is oneand-a-half inches in length and in perfect condition. Haas took it to The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum and a volunteer told her it was a very rare specimen, considering the size and condition. Shell Found Holly Haas Waverunners-Parasailing-Yamaha Scooters-Bicycles-Beach Chairs & Umbrellas-Sailboats Skimboards-SUPs-Golf Carts-Banana Boat Rides-Scoot Coupes-Cayo Costa WR Tours No-See-Um Repellent-Sunglasses-Freestyle & Momentum Watches-YOLO Gear-GoPro HD Sector 9-Arbor-Kahuna-Dregs-Gravity & Krown Longboards-Kahuna Big Stick-Beach Accessories-Indo Boards-Slackline-Kids Cl othing-Waboba-Zap Skimboards-Cool Hats YOLO Watersports, Inc. btnfrrbrbt rf r!f" rf r#$"!f" Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or emailpress@islandsunnews.com MARCH MADNESSMILLER LITE BOTTLES $2 COORS LIGHT BOTTLES $2 CHILI-RUBBED SALMON $13.99Wednesdays SUSHI with CHEF AUNG1523 Periwinkle Way472-7770www.thefishhouserestaurants.comOPEN FOR LUNCH & DINNER 11-10 DAILYFRESH LOCAL SEAFOODHAPPY HOUR 11-6 DAILY


27 ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 March Madness In NatureRoyal tern hip checks osprey, forcing him to drop his catch of the day in the water below. The photo was taken at the fishing pier on Sanibel. photo by Elizabeth Harvey of South Portland, Maine 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 From page 21Birds Eye Viewcrawling through their backyards when their instinctive fears have already been triggered by Tarzan movies showing them how crocodilians behave around people and hearing Indiana Jones saying, Whyd it have to be snakes?! Those Old Florida Crackers and Francis Bailey were born with the same instincts as the folks moving down from up north, but they had lived their whole lives with these creatures and they were able to override their instinctive fears with real-life experiences. I have a very difficult time watching The Discovery Channel and National Geographic programs because about all you ever see is Shark Week: Fascinating Killers, I Survived A (whatever animal) Attack, Predators Kill (this and that). Think how many kids grew up watching The Crocodile Hunter almost being killed in every program. I know that Steve Irwin loved the animals he worked with and he was very knowledgeable about them (he was also an adrenaline junkie; he loved the rush he got by putting his life on the line). But I argue he was also being used by the producers of his programs that wanted to sell advertising and, therefore, was in fact promoting future loss of habitat. I wonder how many times those children watching these Educational Wildlife Programs thought the dangers presented to them by Hollywood were exciting to watch on TV, but then moved to a place like Sanibel as adults and didnt want those same animals living in their neighborhoods. Ive heard way to many times over the years, Im an environmentalist, Bird. But whats that alligator, or snake, doing in my backyard? So do those of us that still adhere to the dream of coexistence just walk away and give Sanibel up to the pseudoenvironmentalists? Maybe Im a fool, but I still believe that we humans have the ability to override our instinctive fears or desires and weigh those feelings against the realities of how the natural world really works. If we cannot learn to override these feelings intellectually, then our claim as the community that coexists with nature will become nothing more than a shallow, embarrassing faade masking the real reasons so much land was left undeveloped on the island, not for the animals as we have so vehemently exclaimed, but rather for our own selfish enjoyment. Over the next few weeks, I am going to go over a list the media has been promoting lately as some of the most feared and dangerous things that kill humans (and add a few of my own). Sometimes I will lump a group of species together where some species are more dangerous than others and I will always try to bring some reality into the threats these creatures present to us. I will start next week with the least of the most dangerous things to humans on the list: the brown (or grizzly) and black bear. Both of these species had almost been completely exterminated from the lower 48 states when I was a child and was presented to me as a cute, cuddly scoundrel that lived in a national park that we always loved to feed (though we knew we really shouldnt do that). Today, probably because of some success at restoring their population levels, the grizzly is often presented as a fearsome, vicious predator and the black bear is a nuisance, at best; why, even Sanibel didnt want one! 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. (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 Braids, bling, Braids, bling, feathers, wraps... feathers, wraps... you want it, we got it! you want it, we got it! Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


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30 ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 Stokes Deliver Lecture On Birding, Photography At Refugeby Jeff LysiakSpeaking before a capacity crowd at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuges Education Center last Friday morning, Don and Lillian Stokes shared some of their wildlife photography secrets that have made them two of the most well known bird authors and educators in North America. Delivering a 90-minute lecture entitled Birding & Photography: The Best Of Both Worlds, the couple who split their time between their 48-acre Bobolink Farm in New Hampshire and a winter home in The Dunes on Sanibel took turns in their PowerPoint presentation focusing on each others strengths: Lillian talked about how to improve ones photography skills, while Don discussed how to increase ones knowledge of bird identification and topography. During her portion of the lecture, Lillian told the audience about the three essentials in making a quality photograph which she called Lights, Camera and Action as well as making slight adjustments and/or physical improvements as a photographer. Tuck your elbows in tight and hold the barrel of the camera teach your body to stay steady, she explained to the crowd, standing rigid, mimicking a tripod. She also suggested: Change the angle of your shot; getting lower often improves an image Look at your background; moving to a different location may be an improvement Anticipate your action; know your subject, their behavior and their movements Lillian and Don Stokes gave a 90-minute lecture on March 1 at the education center at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Following the lecture, the couple signed copies of their books on birding. photo by Jeff Lysiak One of the most colorful birds ever photographed by Lillian Stokes is the painted bunting, which is featured on the cover of The Stokes Field Guide To The Birds Of North America 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!


31 ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 A yellow crowned night heron, photographed by Lillian Stokes, snacks on a crab at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Bird Topogrophy 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 During her presentation, Lillian showed many of her best-known images, many of which have been published in The Stokes Field Guide To The Birds Of North America as well as other editions of birdrelated books written by the couple, which have sold more than 4.5 million copies worldwide. I think that if I could talk to John James Audubon, Id say to him that in order to capture what animals look like, you dont have to shoot them you dont have to pin them you dont have to paint them any longer, Lillian said. Photography is the artwork medium of today. Bird identification, although it may appear to be intimidating, can be quite a simple thing to learn, Don told the crowd. If you study bird topography for about five minutes, you can get a pretty good idea of how to go about identifying birds better, said Don, who showed a slide depicting the many regions of a typical bird including the crown, the eye stripe, throat, mantle, scapulars, primaries, tertials, breast, belly, tarsus, rump and tail along with several photographic examples of bird species showing subtle differences in color but vast differences in shape and size. Its amazing that you can have a species called a tri-colored heron which actually has many, many more colors in it, he explained. Its fun that people can see a bird that they think they know, only to discover that there are so many other new things that can be learned about them. Following their presentation and a short questionand-answer session, the Stokes signed copies of their books at the education center gift shop and took pre-orders for their two upcoming books, The New Stokes Field Guide To Birds: Eastern Region and The New Stokes Field Guide To Birds: Western Region. Both will be available on March 26.


32 ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 Ding Darling Hosts StudentsEnthusiasm was high as 4th graders from Cape Corals St. Andrew Catholic School spent a warm February day in The JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. The annual field trip is an event the students, as well as their teachers and parent chaperones, look forward to. The field trip kicked off with a guided trip through the refuges Wildlife Drive with ranger Becky Wolff leading the charge. Students were introduced to the ecologically important mangrove trees and learned the secrets of the trees abilities to tolerate living in a saltwater environment. An array of wildlife inhabiting the mangrove estuary was spotted, including numerous bird species, mangrove tree crabs and even a mangrove water snake. After a break for lunch, the group headed to Tarpon Bay Explorers, the refuge concessionaire, for a Touch Tank Exploration program with naturalist Kristy Raines. The students were treated to some hands-on fun as they learned about the small marine life that inhabits Tarpon Bay. The program provided up-close examination of sea stars, live whelks and conchs, hermit crabs, horseshoe crabs, shrimp, numerous varieties of fish and the ever-popular seahorses. Raines also presented the skeleton of a bottlenose dolphin and the jawbone of a Florida manatee. The field trip was capped off with shopping in Tarpon Bay Explorers naturethemed gift shop. Several students purchased mementos to remind them of their special day at Ding. St. Andrew 4th graders with naturalist Kristy Raines enjoying a touch tank exploration at Tarpon Bay Explorers St. Andrew Catholic School 4th grade field trip to Ding Darling Refuge Unusual Pose This young bird that appears to be drying his wings was captured in a photograph taken by Martha Soshnicks Nikon P80 digital camera as the setting sun illuminated the shot. This behavior is standard procedure for cormorants and anhingas but seldom seen in herons. Local birders Sue and Malcolm Harpham, when asked for comment, both agreed that this behavior was very unusual. Their suggestion was to publish the picture in the Island Sun so that readers could comment. This very unusual pose of a big blue heron was seen on Herons Landing Bayou 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! S S Wbtntf Arbftb Mf Stbb, Ft Mbt Bb, FLFLORIDAPIRATECRUISE.COM 800-776-3258Sfb Ctb Ptb Ptb Ctbt F Sbtb Bt$5 OFFWITH THE PURCHASE OF 2 FARES. NO OTHER OFFERS APPLY LIMIT 4 PEOPLE EXPIRES: 03/22/13 SUN13


33 ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 Arab World At Historic Momentby Max FriedersdorfHundreds of millions of Arab citizens across the vast Middle East are in various stages of revolution, protest and unrest, according to Rami George Khouri, editor at large for the Beirut Daily Star, the largest English language newspaper in the troubled region. Speaking before a sellout Sanibel audience last Sunday evening, March 3 at the FORUM at BIG ARTS in Schein Performance Hall, Khouri recalled how a single incident in Tunisia involving a fruit and vegetable vendor setting himself on fire to protest government treatment, led to the current general upheaval throughout the Middle East. This spontaneous outpouring now involves upwards of 350 million Arabs, according to Khouri, an American born journalist with dual U.S.-Jordanian citizenship residing in Beirut. There are many examples in history, Khouri commented, where one person took a courageous stand after tiring of mistreatment and abuse. The historic process taking place, Khouri explained, is being led by young people and middle class citizens fed up with autocratic, non-democratic governments, the denial of human rights, corruption in government, and the lack of equitable social and economic opportunities. Every country is different, Khouri remarked, and the unrest ranges from the violent civil war in Syria to stages of protest in the wealthy countries of Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Morocco. While not only demanding changes in government, Khouri continued, this is an epic moment in the Middle East, for the first time in history 100 million Arabs are involved in writing their own constitutions. It is also the first time in history that there is an alignment of citizens, governments, states and communities interacting with each other, Khouri noted. The key driving these uprisings includes intangible demands such as dignity, respect, pluralism, pride, social equity and justice; coupled with materialistic demands for food, housing, health care, clean drinking water, and jobs. This transitional process, Khouri warned is very messy, very complicated and will take some years with a constitutional goal of preserving the will of the majority, while preserving the rights of the minority. On other issues, Khouri said there is strong public opinion support for the Palestinians, but did not expect any progress in the conflict because of the settlements program. During a lengthy question and discussion session moderated by FORUM Chair Dick Wright, Khouri was asked Why Now? about the Arab uprisings, and he responded that there had been a trend across the region since the mid s against autocratic and dictatorial rule that needed something to set them off. This was an accumulation of two and one-half generations of abuse and humiliation. In response to another question, Khouri said the mainstream media coverage of Iran was awful and urged people to seek better information. He also commented to a questioner that womens rights in the Middle East was on par with those of women in Virginia in 1782. Khouri said the recent demonstration by about 30 to 40 women in Saudi Arabia was profoundly important because it shows that ordinary citizens have broken through a barrier of fear. These are strong cultural forces and the government will gradually have to respond. In his final response during the question period, Khouri urged the U.S. to field a balanced team to handle peace negotiations in the Middle East similar to the successful crew that resolved the Northern Ireland dispute. FORUM Chair Dick Wright and Rami George Khouri Iron Chef Winner Sal Velez invites you to try one of his award winning specials and a wood red pizza!1200 Periwinkle Way (239) 472-1998 Full LiquorOpen 4:30-9:00 PM 7 days Take Out Available Gluten Free Pasta THE ITALIAN KITCHEN YES, the Big Oyster is real. NO, its not from Chernobyl! YES, its a true Blue Point. NO, we dont always have it. YES, its one of the many types of the best oysters in SW Florida including Stellar Bays, Powder Pts., Beau Soleils, Well eets, Little Shemogues, Debob Bays & Apalachicolas.703 Tarpon Bay Rd (239) 472-3128 Full Liquor Open 7 Days 4pm Fish Mkt. Open 11am (2pm Sunday) *Winner Best Restaurant for Seafood 2010, 2011, 2012! e Timbers Oyster Baro ering the largest selection of oysters in SW Florida! $1 Oysters Happy Hour 4pm-6pm FRIDAY IS LOBSTAH NIGHT!


34 ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 The Arabesque Winds To Perform At Sanibel Music FestivalThe Arabesque Winds will perform with one of their favorite pianists, Cherry Tsang, at the Sanibel Music Festival on Saturday, March 9 at 8 p.m. The concert will be held at the Sanibel Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Tickets are $35 each. The concert is sponsored by Susan and David Spector The Washington Post wrote that this woodwind quintet played with skill and depth beyond their years... but it was the unanimity of their ensemble phrasing that took the breath away. In what the judges described as an astounding performance at Carnegie Halls Weill Recital Hall, the group won first prize over 70 international ensembles in 2008. In 2011, they collaborated for the third consecutive year with the Rochester City Ballet to present Peter and the Wolf for children. Tsang joins the ensemble for the timeless Poulenc Sextet and some charming smaller works for winds and piano. The March 9 program will include: Bozza: Scherzo Bach: Concerto No. 2 after Vivaldi Gershwin: Three Preludes for clarinet and piano Poulenc: Sextet for piano, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn trio for flute, oboe and piano Barber: Summer Music Dring: Trio for flute, oboe and piano Klugardt: Wind Quintet, Op. 79 (third movement only) Ravel: La Tombeau de Couperin For ticket information and a 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. The Arabesque Winds 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 Israeli Ariel String Quartet At Sanibel Music FestivalCharacterized by its youth, brilliant playing and soulful interpretations, the Ariel Quartet will perform at the Sanibel Music Festival on Tuesday, March 12 at 8 p.m. at the Sanibel Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Tickets are $35 each. The concert is sponsored by Jim and Roz Marks. This string quartet has quickly earned a glowing international reputation. In January 2012, the quartet was named quartet-in-residence at the University of Cincinnatis College-Conservatory of Music, an astonishing accomplishment for such a young ensemble and a testament to the Ariels skill and dedication to their craft. Formed in Israel, the quartet moved to the United States in 2004 to continue its professional studies. The resident ensemble in the New England Conservatorys prestigious Professional String Quartet Training Program through their graduation in 2010, the Ariel has won many international prizes. After they won the Szkely Prize for their performance of Bartk, as well as the overall Third Prize at the Banff International String Quartet Competition in 2007, the American Record Guide described the Ariel Quartet as a consummate ensemble gifted with utter musicality and remarkable interpretive power. They recently served as the string quartet accompaniment to the competitors at the Arthur Rubenstein International Piano Master Competition. When they debuted at The Kennedy Center, Itzhak Perlman called them extraordinary and a wonderful ambassador. Their March 12 program will include: Mozart: Quartet in D major, K. 575 Mendelssohn: Quartet in D major op. 44, No. 1 Beethoven: Quartet in Eflat major op. 127 For ticket information and a detailed brochure, contact the festivals hotline at 3447025 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. Ariel Quartet


35 ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 For reservations call 239-472-5555. Open 5-10 pm daily 1244 Periwinkle, Sanibel www.ilcielosanibel.com Full Bar & Wine Available for Catering & Private Parties Fantastic meal and service not to be missed! TripAdvisor member, Feb. 2013 ...One of the best restaurants we have been to on Sanibel or any place else. OpenTable Diner since 2008 Best meal on our vacation, wonderful experience. TripAdvisor member, December 2012 All New Eclectic Fare mussels il cielo baked escargot fresh local clams beef carpacio ahi tuna tian traditional meatballs filet & new york strip pistachio crusted rack of colorado lamb yellowtail snapper blue crab crusted black grouper zinfandel braised short ribs wild caught salmon jumbo shrimp & grits atlantic sea scallops daily specials & more Desserts made in house Young Ones Menu available 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, 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. Close up of baby otter Two baby otters playing photos courtesy of CROW A baby otter drinking his milk A baby otter looking up at the camera


36 ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 Marcus Jansens artworks will be on display in BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery through March 30. Jansens artists reception will be held on Friday, March 15 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. 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. His work can be found in the collections of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, The Moscow Museum of Modern Art, The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, The New Britain Museum of American Art and the Smithsonian Institution. Jansens work can be found locally at UNIT A Contemporary Art Space in Fort Myers and 101 Exhibit in Miami. Jansen will hold an ARTSalon lecture titled Expressionism Today: Urban, SocioPolitical Paintings at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 15 at BIG ARTS. Admission is $5. Also, BIG ARTS juried Fine Crafts Exhibition seeks entries of original, fine art From 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 open in BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery from April 4 through 30. An artists reception is scheduled for Friday, April 5 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Phillips Gallery Patron Sponsor FineMark National Bank & Trust. For additional information about these exhibits, BIG ARTS events and membership, 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 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 WINE, DINE & RELAX Tantalizing Starters | Dazzling Entrees Scrum p tious Dessert s 1 2984 S. C l eve l an d Ave. F ort M yer s www. b rattasristorante.com nl ine Reservations Avai l a bl e 239 -4 33 -444 9 O n 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 Winner of BEST Casual Fine Dining 2012HAPPY HOUR EVERYDAY 4PM-6:30PMMake ONLINE Reservations & Receive Daily Perk (Sunday thru Thursday only)Join us For St. Patricks Day Sunday 3/17CORNED BEEF CABBAGE & Happy Hour All Day 4pm-clMAKE YOUR EASTER BRUNCH BUFFET OR DINNER RESERVATIONSMONDAY MARCH SPECIALHalf Price on All Wines by The Bottle Visual Arts Reception, ARTSalon With Marcus Jansen Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


37 ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 An Annual Creative Collaborationby Di SaggauThe 7th annual ArtPoems was held February 28 in Schein Hall at BIG ARTS and it featured the works of 12 poets and 12 artists in a creative collaboration of art-inspired poetry and poetry-inspired art. The art included sculpture, photography, paintings and jewelry. Eight new participants joined 16 others who have been there before. Creators of the event are poets Lorraine Walker Williams and Joe Pacheco. Pacheco told me, ArtPoems has been most successful in creating a marriage of the visual and verbal artistic communities through collaboration. Before ArtPoems, poets and artists on Sanibel worked in almost total ignorance of each other.continued on page 53 Sculptor Andi McCarter Artist Lawrence Voytek Photographer Jan Palmer Artist J.R. Roberts with poet Sandy Greco Poets Lorraine Walker Williams and Joe Pacheco Poet Carol Drummond with jewelry designer Mary Ann Devos 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.


38 ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 Plant SmartSilver Bismarck Palmby Gerri ReavesSilver Bismarck palm (Bismarckia nobilis) is admired for its symmetrical crown of silvery blue-green leaves. A fairly recent introduction to Florida, this majestic fan palm of large proportion deserves the nobilis in its Latin name. Although a native of Madagascar, the species gets its common name from Otto Von Bismarck, the former imperial chancellor and prime minister of the German Empire. This tree is best suited to large landscapes where it can be the center of attention. This stout-trunked palm can reach up to 60 feet high and 20 feet across. The waxy palmate fronds sometimes measure 10 feet across, and the sharply toothed thick stems up to 10 feet long. Creamy fragrant flowers appear on stalks as long as four feet, with male and female flowers blooming on different trees. The round brown fruit is inedible. Drought-tolerant, lowmaintenance, and moderately salt-tolerant, it will do well in the lower sections of the Florida peninsula and in the Keys. It prefers full sun but tolerates some shade. While this palm is outstanding for its beauty and adaptability to southernmost Floridas climate, it is not noted for any benefits to wildlife. Sources: Waterwise by the South Florida Water Management District, floridata.com, floridapalmtrees. net, and hort.ufl.edu. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Inedible brown fruit appears amid the fronds Silver Bismarck palms demand a large space, the better to appreciate its symmetry and silvery blue-green leaves photos by Gerri Reaves Bonsai Society Beginners WorkshopThe Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida will present a Beginners Workshop, to be conducted by Mike Lane, at its Saturday, March 16 meeting. After an introductory talk, participants will receive a fukien tea tree for styling and individual instruction on bonsai styling techniques. Additionally, Krystin Muller will give a brief talk on caring for wood cutting tools and will be available following the workshop to professionally sharpen scissors and cutting tools; a small fee will be charged. The public is invited to attend the 9 a.m. meeting, held at the Support Personnel Association of Lee County (SPALC) Building at 6281 Metro Plantation Road in Fort Myers. Guests are welcome and invited to bring their trees for styling suggestions. There is no charge for attending; a $10 fee will be charged for the workshop participants. Parking is free. Bonsai is the practice of artistically styling and maintaining small trees in pots. It had its origins in China and Japan. The Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida is a non-profit organization that promotes education and appreciation of bonsai and related arts. To sign up for the Beginners Workshop, or for more information about the society, call Jim Bremer at 482-7543 or visit www.thebonsaisswfl.com. 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...


39 ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 Final Showing Of Amazing Production BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theaters second performance of Charles Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle will be shown on Sunday, March 10. Written and performed by Steve Carroll, this one-man show pays tribute to the will and ambition of Charles Lindbergh, an aviation pioneer most famous for his solo non-stop transatlantic flight from New York to Paris in 1927. In a review in the Island Sun, Di Saggau writes, Historian and actor Steve Carroll is the talent behind this amazing production, and says, Carroll shows all sides of Lindbergh and he does it in such a way that makes the audience feel they are having an intimate look at the aviators life. Charles Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle chronicles the triumphs and tragedies of Lindbergh, an American icon who unwittingly became one of modern medias first celebrities. Beyond the media spotlight on his life, Lindbergh used his talents to serve the public good in several branches of the military and was instrumental in the invention of an artificial heart. He also fought for the conservation of sea mammals and won a Pulitzer Prize for his book, The Spirit of St. Louis. Carroll is a theater veteran who has appeared in a wide variety of productions, including The Glass Menagerie, Driving Miss Daisy and the works of William Shakespeare. Carroll also has extensive television experience, having made guest appearances on ABC-TVs One Life to Live and CCTVs A War of Chinas Fate. The Lone Eagle will be performed at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 10. Tickets are $30, children 17 and under are $15. The Lone Eagle is supported by Herb Strauss Theater Season Sponsor The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and Show Sponsors Tween Waters Inn and John Grey Painting. BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater is at 2200 Periwinkle Way. Group discounts for 10 or more are available for all shows; prices range from $25 to $36 per ticket. Groups of 50 or more receive a greater discount. Stop by BIG ARTS at 900 Dunlop Road, call 395-0900, e-mail info@ BIGARTS.org, or log on to www. BIGARTS.org. Steve Carroll in Charles Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle BIG ARTS Offers WorkshopsEnrollment is under way 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. 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 is Tuesday, March 12, 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. (register by March 8) Essential Apps with Gerard Damiano is Thursday, March 14, 9 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 4:30 p.m. Encaustic Workshop (using molten beeswax with color/pigments) with Ginnie Peterson is Thursday and Friday, March 14 and 15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. iPad Lesson 4: Advanced with Gerard Damiano is Friday, March 15, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.continued on page 43 Encaustic Workshop with Ginnie Peterson Painting will be taught by Hollis Jeffcoat GREEN FroYo Be Seen in Green at IRISHFEST 2013 Sunday, March 17th 3:00 6:00 The ONLY FROZEN YOGURT Store on Sanibel In the Baileys Center Open Everyday 11am 9pm FREE TASTER CONES 239.579.0860 ZebraFrozenYogurt.com


40 ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 Step Back In Time With Fun-filled Musical A cotton-candy colored jukebox musical comedy is now showing at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater. The Marvelous Wonderettes runs through March 23. Last seen Christmas 2011 on Sanibel spreading holiday cheer in Winter Wonderettes, the girls make their triumphant return in Roger Beans high-energy hit that has shoop-de-dooed its way to rave reviews. When called upon to perform at their 1958 Springfield High senior prom as a lastminute replacement, good friends Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy rally together to entertain their classmates in four-part harmony. In between belting out favorites such as Mr. Sandman, Dream Lover, Lipstick on Your Collar and Its My Party, we discover more about the girls hopes and dreams as they trade gossip, giggles and confessions, and learn that one of them may be even be crowned Prom Queen. Fast forward 10 years later to 1968, as Act Two opens with the Wonderettes now a little older and a little wiser gathering for a class reunion. A lot has changed in 10 years, both musically and personally for the girls, and their reunion show highlights such s favorites as Respect, Son of a Preacher Man, Its in His Kiss, Wedding Bell Blues, You Dont Own Me and I Only Want to Be with You. This production stars Amanda Downey, Em Laudeman, Anne Chamberlain and Elizabeth Urbanczyk. In the Island Sun, Di Saggau raved the Wonderettes have, marvelous voices and lots of energy, and, With their frothy crinolines and exaggerated movements, the girls win over the audience with classic renditions of Lollipop, Sugartime, and Alleghany Moon. In her review, Saggau added, Youll have a wonderful time, and the show is tremendous fun. Performances are 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, February 22 through March 23. There are 2 p.m. matines February 27 and March 13. Tickets are $42 for adults and $20 for students. The Marvelous Wonderettes Herb Strauss Theater Season Sponsor is The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and Show Sponsor is Congress Jewelers. Upcoming shows include Charles Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle (Sunday, March 10), and Fully Committed (March 29 April 27). All productions are at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater at 2244 Periwinkle Way. Groups of 10 or more are eligible to take advantage of Herb Strauss Theaters group discount rates for all shows, with prices at $25 to $36 per ticket. Groups of 50 or more receive a greater discounted ticket price. To purchase tickets call the theater box office at 472-6862 or 395-0900; e-mail info@BIGARTS.org; or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. The Marvelous Wonderettes perform The Marvelous Wonderettes cast: Amanda Downey, Elizabeth Urbanczyk, Em Laudeman and Anne Chamberlain Dance Now... Think LaterWhether it seems it or not, Ballroom Dancing is an intense aerobic exercise. This fact alone explains why dancing has such a positive effect on ones health. An average adult can burn between 200 and 500 calories during one dance lesson. Along with burning calories it increases stamina and improves exibility and posture. New England Journal of Medicine Private and Group LessonsNOW OPEN at 2496 Palm Ridge Roadwww.islandenchantedballroom.comCall David for your complimentary lesson partner is not necessary.Studio 239.579.0468 Cell 239.471.6797


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 41 ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013


Shell Museum Honors And Celebrates Volunteer CorpsThanks to many in-kind donations from local island restaurants, museum volunteers enjoyed an amazing array of food and beverages during the annual Volunteer Appreciation Reception, held on February 25 at The BaileyMatthews Shell Museum. Thank you to all the wonderful people who make the museum a wonderful island educational organization.The Bailey Matthews Shell Museum board of trustees and staff want to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the generous businesses that made this years reception the best ever, according to the volunteers. Donors include The Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market, The Jacaranda, Doc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar & Grille, Matzaluna, CIPs, The Lazy Flamingo, Old Captiva House, Il Cielo, COSTCO Wholesaler and Thistle Lodge. Fourth year volunteers Tom Risher, Susan Young, Cindy Timm, Edward and Marilyn Braum, Virginia Robinson and Tom and Margo Toering Fifth and sixth year volunteers Genese Hessman, Harold Smoky Payson, Candy Heise, Jean Rompala, Phyllis Sharp and Mary Hackett First year volunteers Marianne Sherrier, Cynthia Mollus Trimbley, Linda and Tom Annesley Edward and Marilyn Braum (both 4 years) enjoy networking at the reception Museum volunteer for 18 years Barbara Hansen and her husband, Richard, enjoy the wonderful food during the museum reception Patricia and Cam Calvert (8 years) during the volunteer reception Genese Hessman (6 years) and her husband, Fritz Jandy Bird (8 years) and her husband, Jim Leroy Neitzel (2 years) and his lovely wife, Diane Jean Rompala (8 years) and her husband Richard Margo and Tom Toering (both 4 years) Third year volunteers Marilyn ODea, Linda Miller, Don Dillinger, Cheryl Duffy and Wil Schlosser Mary Carol and Don Dillinger (3 years) Jean Jacob (8 years) and her husband, John Linda Miller (3 years) and her husband, Joseph New to the museum this year, Linda and Thomas Annesley enjoyed the evening with new colleagues Jean Rompala appreciates all the great food during the reception Freda and Dick Willis (14 years) pose during the receptionISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 201342


43 ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 Stephanie Payson (2 years) and Harold Smoky Payson (6 years) Dave and Judy Gaggin (2 years) Ken and Joyce Matthys (18 years) Tom Risher (4 years) and his beautiful wife, Jeanne Patty Wasssel, Wil Schlosser (3 years), Hal Pilcher (18 years) and Jennifer McLean (2 years) Second year volunteers Stephanie Payson, Marie Peart-Colberg, Judy Gaggin, Jennifer McLean and Leroy Neitzel From page 39WorkshopsPMC: 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. Painting with Hollis Jeffcoat (intermediate) Monday and Tuesday, March 18 and 19, 1 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. 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. Open Studio: Clothed Model or Still Life with Eleanor Gause is Tuesday, March 26, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. iPhone Lesson 4: Advanced with Gerard Damiano is Wednesday, March 27 9 a.m. to noon Create Art on your iPad with Gerard Damiano is Wednesday, March 27, 1:30 to 5 p.m. Advanced Apps with Gerard Damiano is Thursday, March 28, 9 a.m. to noon Productivity for iPhone & iPad with Gerard Damiano is Thursday, March 28, 1:30 to 5 p.m. Searching with Google is Friday, March 29, 9 a.m. to noon 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, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS. org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. From page 1Swamp House PartyInsurance and Mike Kelly. Party sponsors are Baileys General Store and Tom and Judy Sharbaugh Make your reservations in advance by calling The Community House at 4722155. 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. For more information visit www. sanibelcommunityhouse.net or call 4722155. The Community House is at 2173 Periwinkle Way. 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.WINES UNDER $10Little Black Dress Cabernet 750 ml. $8.99Robert Mondavi Private Selection Cabernet 750 ml. $9.99Creme De Lys Chardonnay 750 ml. $9.99Masciarelli 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 Bombay Sapphire Gin 1.75 ltr. Reg. $42.99 SALE $39.99 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 One of the Best Selections of Domestic and Imported Wines on the West CoastBest Liquor Selection on the IslandsSpecial Orders and Case Discounts To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


44 ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 Symphony Concert At BIG ARTSSouthwest Florida Symphony comes to BIG ARTS on Wednesday, March 13, for an island concert led by Conductor Leif Bjaland. Tickets are $36 general admission and $5 for children 17 and under. The concert begins at 8 p.m. in BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall. The Southwest Florida Symphony is recognized as one of the finest ensembles in the region. The orchestra attracts some of the best musicians from across the country and continues to achieve new heights of expressiveness and virtuosity. The 2010-11 Season marked their 50th anniversary. This Symphony on Sanibel concert program will include Mozarts Symphony No. 35 Haffner, Debussys Petite Suite, and Haydns Symphony No. 100 Military. For more information, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road; call 395-0900; e-mail info@BIGARTS.org; or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Southwest Florida Symphony Southwest Florida Symphony Conductor Leif Bjaland A DYNAMIC DUO by Jocelyn Miller!Tanglewood Plantation Celebrating One Year Amazon Kindle Best Seller! NEW! Tanglewood Plantation II, Adventure in the EvergladesAvailable in paperback and kindle at www.amazon.com Available locally at: MacIntosh Books and Paper 2407 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-1447 Sanibel Sea Schools Octifest submitted by Jenna SullivanInvitations have been sent, menus checked and dcor finalized for Sanibel Sea Schools 7th annual fundraiser, Octifest, to be held on Saturday, March 23 on the causeway island closest to Fort Myers. Octifest is unique as a fundraiser in that it celebrates the ocean environments along the shores of San Carlos Bay while attendees enjoy the environment that the community has worked to protect and conserve. The scholarship funds generated will benefit the island non-profit in its quest for a world where all people value, understand and care for the ocean. The party for a cause will take place under a large tent to house raffles, auctions, dinner, drinks and more. The event runs from 6:30 to 10 p.m. During the early hours, guests will enjoy cocktails, conversation, a silent auction and an opportunity to support the programming needs of the sea school. The dining portion of the evening will begin at approximately 7:30 p.m. Executive Director and co-founder Dr. Bruce Neill will also give a brief presentation on many of the great things Sanibel Sea School is doing. The excitement culminates with the live auction. This year, there is a great list of auction items that will thrill guests. Among these is a five-day sailing expedition for three couples in the British Virgin Islands, hosted by Doc Bruce and Miss Evelyn, President of the Board of Trustees and co-founder of Sanibel Sea School. The winners of this item will spend five days aboard a 48-foot catamaran exploring the islands and coral reefs of the BVI. A sailing expedition is a fantastic way to see and learn about the coral reefs of the BVI, said Dr. Neill. The weather is fantastic, the geography distinct and historically rich; with a guided tour of the marine environments, this trip becomes a relaxing intellectually-rich adventure. Combined with the community of close friends, an expedition like this makes for memories of a lifetime. Other items to be auctioned live are four tickets for a New York Mets home game. The winning bidder will arrive early at Citi Field during batting practice. An autographed ball, baseball cards from Cy Young award-winning pitcher Johan Santana, as well as a First Mets No-Hitter T-shirt, are also included in the package. Other unique items will also be up for live auction, with all proceeds of the night benefitting the programs of Sanibel Sea School. These funds will go toward scholarships for students, ocean discovery gear, snorkeling equipment and other teaching tools used each and every day at the sea school. There are still a few surprises in store for attendees of Octifest, though the sea school is tight-lipped about what they might be. Guests will have to wait and see what other items they might be able to bring home when the night is through. If you would like to attend, contact the Sanibel Sea School at 472-8585. Sanibel Sea School is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to a world where all people value, understand and care for the ocean. Our mission is to improve the oceans future, one person at a time. To find out more, visit www.sanibelseaschool.org.


45 ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 Cinema Toast: Celebrating The Music Of The Movies At BIG ARTSBIG ARTS presents Cinema Toast: Celebrating the Music of the Movies at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 15. Cinema Toast salutes classic Hollywood films through song, including The Wizard of Oz, Breakfast at Tiffanys, The Graduate, The Way We Were and Titanic. Cinema Toast features singers Scott Coulter, Jessica Hendy and Lee Lessack accompanied by pianist John Boswell and jazz musicians. Boswell has served as a music director for Judy Collins, Andy Williams and Bob Newhart, and has played the role of Moose in the national tour of Crazy For You. Coulter has toured in the traveling Broadway production of Forever Plaid and can be heard in Disneys Enchanted. For his work in cabaret, Coulter was awarded the 2001 Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs Award. Hendy has appeared on Broadway in productions of Cats and Aida, and has performed with the Long Beach and Fort Worth symphonies as well as with the Cincinnati Pops. Lessack is a celebrated recording artist and performer whose vocals have been described by Billboard as cabaret romanticism of a high order. Lessack has released several solo albums, including the critically-acclaimed, Chanteur. Expect to hear all your film favorites in Cinema Toast. Highlights include Moon River, Over the Rainbow, Staying Alive, Goldfinger, The Rose, Footloose, Fame, Colors of the Wind, Can You Feel The Love Tonight and The Sound of Music. General seating is $42, loge seats are $47, and student admission is $15. Cinema Toast: Celebrating The Music Benefactor Sponsor John M. and Mary Jo Boler, Sponsor Baileys General Store. The concert begins at 8 p.m. at BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. BIG ARTS offers single event tickets as well as series and subscription tickets at www.BIGARTS.org. Tickets are also available at BIG ARTS Marks Box Office, by calling 395-0900, and at the Herb Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel, by calling 472-6862. Scott Coulter, Jessica Hendy and Lee Lessack Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com Concerts are held at the Sanibel Congregational Church 2050 Periwinkle Way at 8:00 p.m. 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


46 ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 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. Nancy Hilger and Harriet Pattison Art in Bloom at museums in other cities, Minneapolis Institute of Arts Island PawsA Very Unique Pet Shop! Just Three Doors DownHeres whats cooking for Breakfast & Lunch Serving Breakfast All DAY, Every Day!Youll always find something special at the Over Easy Cafe.Outdoor & Indoor Dining Breakfast & Lunch Scan To Go Online Like us on Heres whats cooking for Breakfast & Lunch ice cream chick wings hot dogs burgers freshcut fries shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs burgers freshcut res shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs burgers freshcut fries shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs Shakes 1528 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-8686OPEN 11 AM 9 PMChar-grilled Natural Casing Hot Dogs Fresh Cut Fries Juicy Hand Patted Burgers Thick MilkshakesPIZZA IS HERE!The original one & only established in 1998 Presentation At Sanibel LibraryCome to the Sanibel Public Library on Monday, March 18 at 2 p.m. for a very special program with historian and writer Maureen Sullivan-Hartung. She will be doing a presentation titled Beer Worms, Square Grouper and Indians, Oh My! This presentation will focus on the early history of Collier County.In addition to her love of local history, Sullivan-Hartung is also a nature lover and supporter of our local environment, belonging to the Friends of the Everglades begun by the late grande dame environmentalist Marjory Stoneman Douglas. She is also a Friend of Rookery Bay, a Friend of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, a Friend of the Audubon Society as well as a Friend of the State Parks and a Friend of the Everglades National Park. Everyone who comes to visit me here in Naples always gets a tour of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, the Naples Pier and the nearby Everglades. Southwest Floridas climate is totally different from our northern neighbors and I want them to be able to see those differences, because we do indeed live in a beautiful paradise, she said. Sullivan-Hartung has lived in Naples since 1981 and has been freelance writing since 1994, following a year-long stint as a weekly newspaper reporter. Her articles and photographs have been published in numerous magazines throughout the state of Florida. For more information, call the Sanibel Public Library at 472-2483. From page 9Historic Birthdaycake to cut at 10 a.m. in Rutlands beautiful dining room. Later on, there will be treats in Charlottas Tea Room. In addition to goodies, author Marya Repko (A Brief History of Sanibel Island and The Story of Sanibel Island: A History for Younger Readers) will give a talk on Sanibel history and sign books in the Old Schoolhouse. This will begin at approximately 10:30 a.m. From 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be craft demonstrations in the tea room. Craft kits are available for sale in the museum gift shop. At 1:15 p.m., long-time museum docent Ted Hoesel will speak about his extensive vintage clothing collection, while Hal and Nola Theiss do a reenactment of Sanibel lighthouse keepers in the Old Schoolhouse. Learn more about the Rutland House and Sanibels history 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. and 2 p.m. each day. Visit the museum gift shop, which carries a variety of items for children, sailors valentines, pine needle baskets, and handmade aprons in adult and childrens sizes, and aprons to fit American Girl dolls. All the merchandise in the museum store is made in America. The museum operates as a nonprofit organization with a mission to preserve, protect and share the islands history. It is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS). Admission is $5 for adults over 18; children and members are free. For more information, call 472-4648 or visit www.sanibelmuseum.org.


47 ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 Lunch With Bestselling Authorby Di SaggauOn Tuesday, March 19, author Lisa Jackson will be the featured speaker at the Sanibel Public Library Foundations annual fundraiser at The Sanctuary. The event is $55 per person and starts at noon, followed by a presentation by the author from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and a book signing. Jackson has published over twenty bestsellers. During a recent phone interview with her from her home in Oregon, she told me that part of what she will share with the audience is the not-so-glamorous life of a New York Times bestselling author. She said, It takes a long time to get there. People might be surprised to learn that its not a world of limos, chauffeurs and maids. Im basically a small-town girl. Early in her career, Jackson was struggling to keep food on the table. Her luncheon presentation will describe her journey from struggling writer to nationally bestselling author. Jacksons books often deal with killers, sometimes twisted killers. I asked what it is that fascinates her about these types of people. She said, Im fascinated by fear. Fear is a strong emotion, it drives us in almost everything. The public is fascinated with serial killers. Im fascinated with disappearances and what happens. I try to make my books more suspenseful than gory. The book she is working on now, titled Tell Me, is due out in July. It is loosely based on an actual murder that occurred 30 years ago in Oregon. Jackson sets the crime in Savannah and includes two familiar characters from her other books, a detective and a reporter. She occasionally bases her characters on people she knows. Jackson is an every day, early morning writer because her creative juices flow best at that time. She stated, Usually I get up around 5 or 6 a.m. and work until 3:30 p.m. with a few breaks. When facing a deadline, like now, Im up at 4:30 a.m. I work better when its dark and nothing else is happening, no distractions. She also co-writes with her sister Nancy Bush. She said, We kind of leap frog as we write. Shell write three chapters and well go over them and then Ill write a few. Were very close so it works pretty well. Their recent collaboration is Something Wicked, a book one reviewer said is definitely one you dont want to read alone at night. Her latest book, You Dont Want To Know, is set in Grizzly Falls, Montana, about a woman who is literally living a mothers worst nightmare following the loss of her son, Noah. Jackson will have copies of her books available at the luncheon. Her advice to aspiring authors is, Write the entire book. Keep your day job, join a writers group and finish the darn book. Its a different game than when I started 32 years ago. One good way is to write an e-book and get a buzz going. At the same time, try to talk to an agent, but finish a manuscript, put it online. You need to have a product, not just an idea. To make reservations for the March 19 luncheon at The Sanctuary or for more information, call 214-0088 or e-mail authorluncheon@comcast.net. Book SigningOn Thursday, March 14 at 2 p.m., Michele Albion will be doing a presentation and book signing of her new book The Quotable Henry Ford at the Sanibel Public Library. Albion was the first professional curator of the Edison and Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers. She is the author of The Florida Life of Thomas Edison and The Quotable Edison. She is a resident of Dover, New Hampshire and a long-time friend of the library. Brilliant businessman, successful entrepreneur, pioneer of the low-price, massproduced motor vehicle, and profoundly important to 29th century American life, Henry Ford was also a character of littleknown but surprising contradictions. He sported a hefty ego yet suffered from a pathological dislike of public speaking. He pioneered 40-hour work weeks and a minimum wage yet hated labor unions. There is no charge for this program and it is open to all. Adult programs at the Sanibel Public Library are made possible through the support of the Sanibel Public Library Foundation, Inc. and its donors. Top Ten Books On The Island1. Night Moves by Randy Wayne White 2. Dry Grass of August by Anna Jean Mayhew 3. Snow Child by Ivey Eowyn 4. Invisible Thread by Kayra Schroff 5 Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh 6. Paris Wife by Paula McLain 7 Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White 8. Rules of Civility by Amor Towles 9. Year of the Bad Decision by Charles Sobczak 10. Six Mornings on Sanibel by Charles SobczakCourtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop. 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48 ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 A scene from the Broadway Palm Dinner Theaters production of The Sound of Music, featuring Sanibels own Henry Crater, 11, standing right, and Annabel Crater, 8, seated right, playing the parts of Kurt and Marta von Trapp. The Sound of Music is playing at the Broadway Palm now through April 6 Young Sanibel Actors In Broadway Palm Cast Spring In Bloom With Concerts From BIG ARTS Community ChorusBIG ARTS Community Chorus will present a set of Spring Concert performances on March 20 and 21 at Schein Performance Hall, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. Each concert will feature a virtual musical bouquet, as the 80-voice chorus will perform arrangements representing everything from classics to folk songs to Broadway. Chorus Director Steve Cramer has prepared a unique repertoire including popular favorites, Hungarian, South African and American folk songs, and an extensive list of selections from Les Misrables. A matinee performance will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 20. The evening concert is 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21. Tickets for general admission are $10; children 17 and under are admitted free with adult. For further information about the BIG ARTS Community Chorus, workshops, and events at BIG ARTS, or to become a member, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS. org, or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Community Chorus in concert 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


49 ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 Artist Series At The Dunesby Jeff LysiakTo continue The Dunes Golf & Tennis Clubs successful Meet The Artist Series, in which the club is showcasing several local artists throughout the season, Pam Brodersen and Annie Wainwright will have their artwork showcased beginning on Monday, March 11. Both Brodersen and Wainwright will attend a meet the artist reception on opening night from 5 to 7 p.m. The Dunes is now playing an active role in the art community of the island, as a tribute to all the talent that we have here, said Leilani Sivsov, general manager at The Dunes. So far, I am very happy about the success of this series and I love having the honor of exhibiting such fine art. Brodersen is a digital artist whose process goes far beyond the taking of a digital photograph. A stylus on a pressure-sensitive tablet becomes her brush, which allows her to hand work her images; computer software becomes a digital darkroom. Her work as a commercial photographic illustrator won praise as well as national and local Gold Addy Awards. Wainwright came to the United States from England almost 30 years ago, and since then has worked in various mediums, including ceramic and bronze sculpting, acrylic and watercolor painting, and glass fusion. She has had several solo exhibitions, and has exhibited and been a prize-winner in many juried shows. Artists showcased at The Dunes this season have included Sherry Collier, Neil Glaser, Andi McCarter, Myra Roberts and Christina P. Wyatt. The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club is at 949 Sand Castle Road. Garfields Brief PresidencyAt the Sanibel Public Library on Tuesday, March 19, a special presentation by Damaris Peters Pike as Lucretia Garfield First Lady For A While, the uplifting story of President James A. Garfield and the tragedy of his brief presidency. Included in the presentation are songs from the era, which includes the Civil War. This program will begin at 2 p.m. Pike portrays a variety of historic women in her Women Of Note series, and recently presented a program on Frankie Gershwin in Lee County. There is no charge to attend this program. For more information, call the Sanibel Public Library at 472-2483. Library TalkOn Wednesday, March 20 at 2 p.m., come to the Sanibel Public Library and hear Holly L. Shaffer, site historian and volunteer coordinator at The Edison-Ford Winter Estates and former tour guide for 15 years at the Joshua Chamberlain home in Brunswick, Maine. Shaffer will present an informative program on the life of Joshua L. Chamberlain, with an emphasis on his part in the Battle of Gettysburg. For additional information, call the Sanibel Public Library at 472-2483. Annie Wainwright, The Librarian bronze, fish platter, glass Pam Brodersen, Shadow Dancers, digital imagery ZAGAT ZAGAT.COM R ate d b y : Fish Tacos!


50 ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 David Finckel With Wu Han And Philip Setzer To Perform At FestivalRanked among the most esteemed and influential classical musicians in the world today, cellist David Finckel and his pianist wife Wu Han, along with violinist Philip Setzer, will perform on Saturday, March 16 at 8 p.m. at the Sanibel Music Festival at Sanibel Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Tickets are $45 each. The concert is sponsored by Gene and Lee Seidler and Janet and Joseph Davie. Finckel and Setzer are members of the eight-time Grammy Award-winning Emerson String Quartet, though Finckel is leaving the quartet at the end of the 201213 season. Finckel and Han, through their multifaceted endeavors as concert performers, recording artists, educators, artistic administrators and cultural entrepreneurs, go unmatched. They are owners of the recording company ArtistLed, and have served as the Artistic Directors of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since 2004. They are also the founders and Artistic Directors of Music@Menlo, a chamber music festival in Silicon Valley that has garnered international acclaim since its inception in 2003. Recently, they began a residency at the Harris Theater of Music and Dance in Chicago. Their March 16 program will include: Haydn: Trio in A major XV: 18; Britten: Sonata; Dvorak: Trio in F minor. Op. 65. 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. Tickets may be ordered online at www.sanibelmusicfestival.org. or by calling the Festivals hotline at 344-7025. 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Advanced dancers from Gulfshore Ballet, Southwest Floridas premier, notfor-profit school of classical ballet, will present a two-part performance with live piano accompaniment under the guidance of one of the schools renowned artistic directors. Light refreshments will be served starting at 5:30 p.m., with a variety of dance costumes on display. An outdoor garden reception for VIP guests begins at 4:30 p.m. and features live music and champagne with Gulfshore Ballets directors. The showcase performance begins at 6 p.m. Individual tickets are $100 and VIP tickets are $200. Sponsorships begin at $1,500. For reservations or additional information, contact 489-9164 or visit www.hopehcs.org/dancing. Poetry And Prose At BIG ARTSThe Sanibel-Captiva Island Writers will read original selections from their prose and poetic works at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14 at BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. Martha Jeffers, Tanya Hochschild, Lorraine Walker Williams, Gary McLouth, Chris Godwin, Maryanne Daly, Loretta Pickens, Morton Levy, Hazel Barber, Dawn Schumann, Jean Jensen, Duke Barron, Joe Pacheco, Tom Jones, Jim Gustafson, Jane Hogg, Sandy Greco, Renny Severance and Mary LaVelle are the writers and poets presenting their works. Members of The Sanibel-Captiva Island Writers have been meeting weekly since 1984 to share their work and help build a community of thriving writers. Selections have been chosen carefully for quality and listener friendliness by a special selection committee. Admission to the read is $5. There will be an intermission. For further information about workshops, events and membership at BIG ARTS, call 395-0900; e-mail info@ BIGARTS.org; or log on to www. BIGARTS.org. New Recruit 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.


51 ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 Visiting Author To Share WealthMigration InsightsWith his new book How Money Walks, entrepreneur and taxreform advocate Travis H. Brown takes an in-depth and compelling look at how people, businesses and working wealth move between the states. T ravis H. Browns How Money Walks explores growth disparity between 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, the book is already garnering buzz nationwide. Brown 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, nonpartisan 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 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). Moneyand peoplemoved 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, DC; 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. The book contains dozens of highly interactive elements, allowing readers to explore how money walks across the nation. The books companion app is available at the Google Play store. For more information about How Money Walks or to book Travis H. Brown for a media interview, e-mail brooke@pelopidas.com. Programs For Word EnthusiastsOn Tuesday, March 12 at 2 p.m., Ed Sessa will be at the Sanibel Public Library to do a presentation titled Across the Ages and Down the Years: A History of Crossword Construction. If you like the librarys Author Series program with Will Shortz, you will want to hear about the history of crossword puzzles. Sessa has published many of his crossword puzzles. On March 13 at 2 p.m., Gary McLouth will present his program, The Importance of Readers to Writers. McLouth will discuss and sign copies of his book Do No Harm. Supplying the islands with ART and Fine Framing for over 10 years. Thank You to our loyal customers. 630 Tarpon Bay Rd(near the Over Easy Cafe)9-5 Monday Friday 10-4 Saturdaywww.sanibelartandframe.com 239-395-1350 I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST...I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... 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52 ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 Poets Corner selected by Tanya HochschildThis American Gameby David EllisWith spring training underway, our thoughts turn to baseball... News item A catcher for the Eastern League team of the Cleveland Indians was charged with an error when he threw a potato instead of a baseball to trick a baserunner, who dashed for home plate, only to be tagged out with the real baseball. The catcher was later fired by his manager, who said, I wont tolerate this kind of stuff. No more of this kind of stuff this far-flung pomme de terre, this apple, forbidden fruit, arches over third base, hangs heavy in the summer air. This game of acting, this summer theatre, this game of making the other player react to appearances, deceptions. This runner at third base leans hard, as if to race for home. This pitcher looks over, fakes a throw to stop him: he stops and retreats, unable to sort real threat from seeming. Both are actors, both are audience. This game of psychology, great egos playing against great muscular forces, seeking instant gratification and catching them flat-footed in their fantasies. This old hidden-ball trick this incomplete deception defeats the baserunner but not the manager. This disobedience, this E-2, gone now from the game. This catchers unplanned business decision, this contract, this bright future, thrown into left field: this income, this wife and family, this innocence lost. David Ellis poems have appeared in Cimmaron Review, America, Midland Review, Owen Wister Review, Laurel Review and many others. He has published a book of poems, Fibonaccis Sequence, available from Abebooks.com. He has been a fellow at the Millay Colony, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and The Studios of Key West. We invite submissions from local poets. Anyone interested may submit their work via email to tutsie@ comcast.net. Each week, individual work will be showcased. 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 MUSIC LESSONSJennifer ValiquettePrivate Instruction on Piano, Saxophone, & Flute Sanibel and Fort MyersPhone: 239-989-7799 Web: wwww.sanibelschoolofmusic.weebly.com To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


53 ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 Monday Night MovieThe Queen Of Versaillesby Di SaggauThe BIG ARTS movie for Monday night, March 11 is The Queen of Versailles. This is a documentary film unlike any other. Roger Ebert said, When I walked into the movie, I fully expected to hate Jackie and David Siegel, a couple we meet in the process of building themselves the largest private home in America. What I left with was not hatred. I disapprove of the values they represent, but I also find them fascinating and just slightly lovable. Versailles originally started off as a documentary following the Siegels, who were building their 90,000-square-foot home, inspired in part by the Versailles palace in France. But as filmmaker Lauren Greenfield chronicled their opulent lifestyle, the recession hit. Not only were the Siegels forced to stop building their dream home, but their lavish lifestyle slowly disintegrated as the real estate bubble burst Davids business. He became a billionaire by founding Westgate Resorts, a very large time-share company. This turn-around added quite an unexpected climactic twist for the documentary and Greenfield was there to chronicle the entire unraveling. It turned her project into quite a different film than what was originally planned. Jackie is Davids third wife and she is clearly a trophy, a former model, 31 years younger than her husband. She is also the mother of seven of his eight children, all of whom seem refreshingly normal and well adjusted. Jackie was born into humble circumstances and earned an engineering degree. The Siegels are surprisingly unpretentious. They are good people. Their house staff of 19 adores them and they have worked hard for what they have. What makes this an entertaining film is how the Siegels handle their economic meltdown. The staff dwindles down to four, Jackie starts cooking again and the kids Christmas gifts come from Walmart. Watching the Siegels wealth slowly drip away is a sobering reminder of what can happen when the market crashes. Don Irwin will lead a discussion after the film and and I am sure he will update everyone on the current status of the Siegels. BIG ARTS Film Societys Monday Night Film Series presents a mixture of critically-acclaimed independent and foreign films and documentaries. After each movie, a group of film buffs leads discussions on Gainer Veranda, complemented by refreshments. Films are $8 and begin at 7 p.m. in Schein Performance Hall, located at 900 Dunlop Road. Films are shown in high-definition on a large screen with surround sound. Assistive listening devices are available. Sponsors are Bank of the Islands and Stan and Visnja Gembicki. Supporters are Sanibel Taxi and Jerrys Foods of Sanibel. For tickets, stop by BIG ARTS, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org, or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. From pag 37ArtPoemsNow, they share the joy and fruit of inspiring and learning from each other to create and perform exciting new art works. Williams added, I have dedicated myself to ArtPoems because I am passionate about creativity. Both artist and poet create in isolation. Through the process of ArtPoems, they come together to challenge their own limits. Poetry and art reflect powerful messages in our culture and enhance our lives. Dance and music were also included this year to bring further dimension to the event. On March 7, the 7th annual ArtPoems was presented at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers. 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 8 & 9: Bad Banditos March 11 & 14: Captiva Crab Races March 12 & 13: 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?


54 ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 Book SigningAnna Jean Mayhew will be discussing and signing her novel The Dry Grass of August ($15) Wednesday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Sanibel Bookshop, 1571 Periwinkle Way. In this debut, Mayhew offers a riveting depiction of Southern life in the throes of segregation, what it will mean for a young girl on her way to adulthood and for the woman who means the world to her. On a scorching day in August 1954, 13-year-old Jubie Watts leaves Charlotte, North Carolina with her family for a Florida vacation. Crammed into the Packard along with Jubie are her three siblings, her mother, and the familys black maid, Mary Luther. For as long as Jubie can remember, Mary has been there, cooking, cleaning, compensating for her fathers rages and her mothers benign neglect, and loving Jubie unconditionally. Bright and curious, Jubie takes note of the anti-integration signs they pass, and of the racial tension that builds as they journey further south. But she could never have predicted the shocking turn their trip will take. Now, in the wake of tragedy, Jubie must confront her parents failings and limitations, decide where her own convictions lie, and make the tumultuous leap to independence. If you you cannot make the event but would like an autographed copy, call 472-5223. Anna Jean Mayhew Energy Medicine Courses OfferedKaren L. Semmelman, certified Eden Energy Medicine practitioner, matrimonial and trial lawyer for more than 30 years, Reiki and radionics practitioner, believer in quantum physics and owner of Semmelman Energy Center, is offering Eden Energy Medicine introductory 101 and 102 Courses at The Community House. Learn the basics of self-care and healing with Eden Energy Medicine in this interactive class. Donna Eden, who developed the protocols used in the practice of Eden Energy Medicine, is showing that techniques from ancient healing and spiritual traditions make powerful contributions to contemporary health care. The particular type of basic Eden Energy Medicine (EEM) that Semmelman practices is that if energy is clogged, blocked or trapped, then one can expect pain, discomfort or disease that results. By unclogging the blockage, the healing commences on the energetic level. The foundation of EEM is a series of exercises that activate each of the energetic systems. The combination of these exercises is known as the 5-minute routine, which assists the body in achieving a state of wellness in balance with ones energetic systems. Courses 101/102 are offered Saturday and Sunday, April 6 and 7. Cost is $125 per course, $225 for two courses. Register at Ksemmelmanenergy@ gmail.com; www. Semmelmanenergy. com. For more information call 443-7860472 or email Semmelman at ksemmelmanenergy@gmail.com. Credits: six CEUs for licensed massage therapists and nurses. 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55 ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 Wallis Simpson: Royal ObsessionThat Woman, as Queen Mary famously called Wallis, was the most infamous woman of her time. She was the center of a romantic story that continues to stir interest after three quarters of a century. What magical hold did Wallis have on King Edward VIII that he abdicated the throne of England to marry her? Did she even want to be the Queen? And why did the royal family despise her so? Come to The Community House on Thursday, March 28 for a luncheon and an entertaining one-woman performance of Wallis Simpson: Royal Obsession by professional actress and noted performer Joanna Olsen. Through extensive research, Wallis actual letters to her aunt in America, and those recently discovered from her second husband, Ernest Simpson, Olsen invites you to enter the world of post-World War I London. This actress takes us on a fascinating journey into 1930s England and the life of an ambitious Baltimore socialite who ultimately became the Duchess of Windsor. The performance will captivate and delight, and may change your opinion. This event is being sponsored by Sanibel Holiday. Tickets for are $20 for members and guests are $25. A luncheon features honey grilled chicken salad with mixed field greens and raspberry balsamic vinaigrette. Doors open at noon. Call The Community House at 472-2155 to make reservations. We anticipate this one-woman show selling out, so call early or visit www.sanibelcomunityhouse.net. Prepaid reservations only. For more information on this event or other SCA-sponsored events, visit www. sanibelcommunityhouse.net or call 4722155. Silk Road Exhibit Showcases Fine Arts TextilesFiber 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 to 30. The artists reception is 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 in the reign of Louis XIV which seem more like paintings with their spontaneous splashes of color. In addition to the exhibit, Tsinamdzgvrishvili be hosting a fiber art workshop 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 is supported by Founders Gallery Grand Patron Series Sponsor Deborah and John La Gorce. To learn more call 395-0900. Moonlit Night, tapestry by Maia Tsinamdzgvrishvili 2012-2013 Season OPERA CLASSICAL LECTURES DANCE POP & JAZZ LIVE THEATER VISUAL ARTS BALLET DANCE FILM BIG ARTS SCHEIN PERFORMANCE HALL MARCH 8 16 F 8 Fred Hersch Jazz Trio ...................................................... 8 PM SU 10 Island Jazz ......................................................................... 3 PM FORUM Lecture: Frank Verrastro ........................... 7:30 PM M 11 Film: Queen of Versailles ................................................. 7 PM W 13 Southwest Florida Symphony ......................................... 8 PM F 15 ARTSalon: Marcus Jansen .............................................. 4 PM Visual Arts Reception .................................................. 5:30 PM Cinema Toast-Music of the Movies ................................ 8 PM 8 PM FRIDAY, MARCH 15 $42; LOGE: $47 CHILD 17 & UNDER: $15 CINEMA TOASTA SHOWCASE OF THE GREATEST MUSIC ON THE SILVER SCREEN BENEFACTOR SPONSOR JOHN M. AND MARY JO BOLERSPONSOR Grand Patron Sponsor 8 PM FRIDAY, MARCH 8 $42; LOGE: $47 CHILD 17 & UNDER: $15 FRED HERSCH TRIO Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII


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NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands BUSINESS REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS VOL. 20, NO. 37 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA MARCH 8, 2013 B BSECTIONOsprey Cam Provides Opportunity To See Chicks Hatch Baby chicks are on the way, much to the delight of viewers who have been flocking to Oceans Reach Osprey Cam to keep tabs on this years osprey family at the resort. Six months ago, Oceans Reach added a high-definition webcam to the special 35-foot-high nesting platform the resort built five years ago to accommodate the birds. Guests from around the world have watched the day-to-day activity of these raptors, sharing comments and screen shots that have been featured on the resorts daily blog. This season, our female osprey laid three eggs, said Andy Boyle, general manager. The first egg was laid on February 7, with the other two following on February 9 and 11. Since incubation takes 35 to 42 days, all eyes will be on the Osprey Cam starting March 14 as we anxiously await the eggs to hatch. He continued, Our Osprey Cam has been a huge hit with guests and friends of Oceans Reach. Dozens of people write us some from as far away as the U.K., Scotland and Finland to let us know how much they enjoy the live feed. Well keep the webcam operational for the next several months so that everyone can enjoy watching the chicks hatch, feed and fledge it will be fun to watch as they learn how to spread their wings. Boyle thanked Jim Griffith, president of the Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society, as well as Carlos Hernandez, owner of Tree Trimming Doctor, for their help in caring for the nest this year. In late January, they organized a crew to safely remove excessive twine and fishing line that the birds had brought into the nest. Oceans Reach has quickly become a favorite local destination for birding enthusiasts. Throughout the season, birding expert and park ranger Walt McNairy has been hosting a series of Nesters & Resters beach walks. His final beach walk is scheduled for Tuesday, March 12 at 9 a.m. at Oceans Reach, 2230 Camino del Mar. Bird walks are complimentary and all are welcome to attend. For more information, visit www.oceansreach.com or call 472-4554. Viewers of Oceans Reach Osprey Cam anxiously await the hatching of the chicks in midMarch Modernist Home Featured On Zontas Peeksubmitted by Dalia JakubauskasA modernist beach getaway on this years A Peek at the Unique, the signature fundraiser for the Zonta Club of Sanibel/Captiva, is a standout even among the distinctive homes featured on the tour to be held March 16. Ultra-modern and spare, the concrete structure incorporates modern and natural elements to create something resembling more sculpture than house. Completed last August, the home is the dream of Miami Beach residents Alex and George Alvarez, who have visited Sanibel for more than 20 years and longed for a beach retreat for their family, which includes three daughters and one granddaughter. Eight years in the design, the 1,700-square-foot home is the work of Miami architect Rene Gonzalez, who is renowned for his modernist designs and imaginative use of materials. The unique nature of the homes construction meant that all materials, contractors and craftsmen were brought in from Miami. A complete contrast to the couples restored art-deco residence on Miami Beach, the Sanibel home incorporates natural and manmade elements to render living space that is at once serene and starkly beautiful. Wood, stainless steel, glass, travertine and polished concrete are integrated throughout. The exterior is softened by louvers made of Prodema, a renewable, composite material made of wood, resin and paper. Concrete floors finished to look like wood are featured throughout the home, which is divided at the entryway into a main living space with master bedroom, and guest quarters with two bedrooms. Even though the house is relatively small, it appears spacious thanks to high ceilings and an entire wall made of glass and stainless steel that opens onto a deck and infinity lap pool. The living room flows into an expansive eat-in kitchen featuring recessed appliances that disappear behind sleek, white lacquer cabinets that open with just a touch of a finger. Whimsical pieces like a massive paintbrush, a chair made to look like a hand, and a huge fork reflect Alex Alvarezs gift for interior design, which she did herself. continued on page 27B Front of the Alvarez home


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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, April 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 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. Educating Rita by Willy Russell, Saturday, April 20. Olivier Awardwinning Best Comedy from the author of Shirley Valentine. 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. Wednesday, April 10, 2:30 p.m. The Room by Emma Donaghue. The entire world of a five-year-old boy is the 11x11 room in which his mother is being held against her will. 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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. April 12, 2 p.m. Brain Basher Puzzles by Millennium Cognitive staff. Limited to 25 participants. Cost is $10 for members, $15 non-members. Travel to Brain Boot Camp in order to boost your IQ and sharpen your memory. At the end of the program, youll discover your memory will be sharper and your mind more agile. The puzzles are organized in levels from easy to difficult so you can increase the intensity of your mental workout as you progress. 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. 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8B ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 Historical Village Elects New Board MembersThe Sanibel Historical Museum and Village held its annual meeting on February 26 at the Sanibel Public Library. During the meeting, new board members Ellen ONeill and Alan Lessack were elected to serve three-year terms. ONeill has extensive fundraising experience and was the Ontario County Director of Economic Development in New York State. She also served as chair of the United Way board and the Chamber of Commerce board. She recently moved to Sanibel and became involved with the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village last year. Lessack was Vice President of U.S. Field Operations for Bnai Brith, and senior director for Bnai Brith in Chicago. His volunteer experience includes serving as a certified docent for the Chicago Architecture Foundation, now specializing in river cruises. He currently serves as a board member of Healthy Start of Southwest Florida. Lessack joined the Historical Village as a docent in 2010. Also formally elected to the board after being appointed to serve out the term of former member Nancy McNeill was James Frizzell, MD. A native of New Hampshire, Frizzell graduated the University of Vermont College of Medicine with specialty training at Dartmouth Medical School. He had a private practice in gastroenterology for 38 years in Frederick, Maryland, and founded the Frederick Surgical Center. Frizzell and his wife, Janet, are both docents at the village. They are full-time Sanibel residents and own three local businesses. Leaving the board due to term limits are long-time president Alex Werner and Gayle Pence, who has served as vice-president and head of a number of committees. Werner and Pence served for six years and will continue to be volunteers and docents for the museum. The board presented them with Luc Century etchings featuring the Rutland home, the first building to serve as the museum, to thank them for their leadership and service. Representing the City of Sanibel was Councilman Marty Harrity, who recognized their contributions over the last several years. An executive session was held immediately following the meeting, at which the following officers were elected: Dorothy Donaldson as president, Debbie Staley as treasurer and Jan Halliday as secretary. The executive session was left open in order to determine who will serve as vice president. The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is a nonprofit organization formed with the mission to preserve, protect, share and celebrate Sanibels history. It is located at 950 Dunlop Road, next to BIG ARTS just past Sanibel City Hall. Ellen ONeill Alan Lessack Sally Duffy and Kevin ODonnell Gayle Pence and Alex Werner btnfr btnnfr fnrr tfnfftnrtf ftfb rt ftnrnrrnr r !frf"r"f rtfftnr"f#$fn% ft bff!bt"t rt &tfn'r"ft $()(!t*'nfnt rnfn+rrtnff,!f #$n"r%t &ntnft ''( ) --.-/ff-. (3f$$)( #t*+),-+,-...*t/tttn*0nft Pool Service & Supply Pool Service & Supply Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Free computerized water analysis Free computerized water analysiswww.bannerpoolservice.com FL Lic. #CPC1457804 FL Lic. #CPC1457804STORE HOURS: M-F 9-4 SAT 10-1 SERVICE: MON-SAT 8-5 Stop by our store in Anchor Point 1633 Periwinkle Way Located On Sanibel! By Appointment.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


9B ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with full tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Adult admission is $5; people under age 18 are free. Single memberships are $25, family memberships are $50, and other levels are available. The museums mailing address is P.O. Box 413, Sanibel, FL 33957. Learn more at www.sanibelmuseum.org. From page 6BFISH Volunteers Backpack Volunteers: Maureen Valiquette, Bill Kelly, Dick Cohan and Liddy Johnson Food Pantry Volunteers: Liz Clark, Laurie Hafener, Randy Carson, Kym Nader, Maureen Valiquette, Jerry and Trish Parkhurst, Laurie LaManna, Judy Wisentaner, Holly Smith and Ed Ridlehoover Special Long-time Volunteer: Roni Freer FISH utilizes a group of over 200 volunteers from Sanibel and Captiva who regularly help to provide a wide range of services to neighbors in need. Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellThere was an article in the March Rotary International(RI) magazine about incoming president Ron Burton from Norman, Oklahoma. The article touched on many of the reasons why Burton has been a Rotarian for the last 34 years. He said, I almost terminated my membership about a year and a half after I joined the Norman Rotary Club. I tell people that it was because I didnt have a reason to go. Keeping club members involved is the key to retaining them. All clubs can be guilty of not recognizing the signs that a member may not feel connected to the mission of his or her club. Although each new member goes through a vetting process, there is often a time period when those new members still dont fully realize what Rotary membership is about. Rotary has such a long and rich history. It was founded February 23, 1905 by Paul P. Harris, an attorney who wanted to create a professional club with the same friendly spirit he had felt in the small towns of his youth. There are now 34,282 Rotary clubs around the globe and over 1.2 million members continued on page 13B Deb Gleason, Marty Harrity and Dorothy Donaldson Alex Werner opening his gift Gayle Pence opens her gift To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Real estate info/blog at SanibelSusan.wordpress.com Near-beach easy-living 1-level 3+bedrm pool home w/great room, den, family room & dock $899K Large near-beach cul-de-sac parcel on Umbrella Pool Rd, walk to Bowmans Beach $399K Nicely wooded parcel on Farm Trail in small community with pool, tennis, & natural preserves $224K Single-family home lot in The Dunes w/golf, pool, tennis & deeded beach access $299K Updated club suite at Sundial, corner walk-out w/charming dcor & full resort amenities $349.9K 2242 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Square #3 Well-established investment 2 bedrm at Loggerhead Cay, east end convenience, good income $499K Walk right out to the beach from this 2 bedrm at Sandalfoot, years of rental income too $699K 1/2+acre lot w/patio dock overlooking intersecting canals, Shell Harbor beach access $885K 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 Susan Andrews Realtor Broker Owner David Anderson Realtor Sales Associate Elise Carnes Notary, Listing Coordinator Lisa Murty Realtor Sales Associate Direct bay-front 2 bedrm at Mariner Pointe, views like this, plus boating, beach, pool, & tennis $549K


ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 201310B Mission Trip To HondurasEleven members of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church spent a week at El Hogar Schools in Honduras as a mission team in mid-February. Honduras is the second poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere after Haiti, with a poverty rate near 50 percent. The school provides a home, food, clothing and a quality education to 250 poor children. Many of the children are orphans or come from broken homes. In preparation for the trip, the congregation donated over 1,000 pounds of clothing and linens to El Hogar. This filled the 22 large suitcases the airline allowed to be checked. The overflow will be shipped at a later date. The Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan blessed the team during a church service prior to its departure. During the week that the mission team lived at the elementary school in Tegucigalpa. A major focus was on getting to know the children by playing with them. Each evening after supper, the mission team worked closely with the children, leading them in music and a variety of specific arts and crafts projects, as well as participating in more spontaneous fun like playing Frisbee and soccer. Strong bonds of friendship developed between the students and the visitors. During the day, while the students were studying, the team also painted three classrooms. Once the children complete grade six at the elementary school in the city, they continue their high school education at one of three sites. The boys can choose to live and study at either the El Hogar technical or agricultural school, while the girls attend a private school located just outside the city. The team visited all three sites. Weekly mission teams provide the children an opportunity to interact with people from outside Honduras. The hope is that children will graduate with an education and skills to support themselves and often their families, as well as allow them to contribute to improving their communities. Rev. Ellen Sloan and the mission team Morning devotions Caring teachers abound Site Visitation Landscape Design Installation Delivery Monthly Maintenance300 CENTER ROAD FORT MYERS FL 33907239.939.9663 www.NoLawn.comOpen Mon Sat 9am to 5pm, Sun 10am to 3pmGET REAL: GO NATIVE!WE CARRY THOUSANDS OF NATIVE WILDFLOWERS, TREES, SHRUBS, VINES, GRASSES & AQUATIC PLANTS 20% OFFEVERYTHINGthrough December Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the Difference DAVID J SASS CPAIndividual, Corporation, Estates & Trusts All Federal & State Returns & Accounting ServicesFlorida CPA since 1986239-395-0690 A students home Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or emailpress@islandsunnews.com Send your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com


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12B ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 CECIs Annual Family PicnicThe Childrens Education Center of the Islands held its annual family picnic last weekend and it was a great time for all who attended. There were current students as well as alumni that have gone on to the The Sanibel School. CECI creates friendships and a sense of community that lasts for years said parent Kirstin Sawicki. The event featured a pot luck-style get together, with hamburgers and hot dogs donated by Smoke Signals. The children played on the extensive playground while parents got a chance to catch up with each other and share some laughs. Bodhi Meyers, Lily Brown (alumni) and Lotus Meyers Jonathan, Carolyn and Scotty Tongyai David, Nicky, Gia and Bode Lackenby Jeff and Veronica Powers with their sons Jack (alumni) and Ryan Sabrina, Sarah and Audrey Mereday


13B ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013Girl Scouts Selling Cookies On Weekends At Baileys And JerrysSanibels Girl Scout and Juniors Troop 228 have started weekend cookie booth sales at Baileys General Store and Jerrys Foods. The scouts are selling cookies from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The Girl Scouts each have a goal to sell 228 boxes, to raise enough money to support their troop through the school year and next year. Every year the Girl Scouts donate 10 percent of their cookie sale profit to a local charity of their choice. This year a part of Troop 228s donation will be made to FISH (Friends In Service Here) of Sanibel. The Girl Scouts will also be collecting donations for Mints for the Military where customers can donate boxes of cookies to active military servicemen and women. In 2011, Girl Scouts of Gulf Coast Florida donated more than 28,600 packages of cookies to U.S. troops stationed around the world. The cookies are $3.50 a box. Choices are Do-Si-Dos, Samoas, Thank U Berry Munch, Trefoils, Dulce De Leche, Tagalongs, Thin Mints and Savannah Smiles. Savannah Smiles are a lemony powdered-sugar cookie introduced last year to celebrate the centennial of Girl Scouts, which started in 1912. To purchase cookies you can call Troop Leader Diane St. Pierre at 472-9211. 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 Janie has lived, loved and worked on Sanibel and Captiva for nearly 25 years. A transplant from Ohio in 1990, she began her real estate career in 1994 earning numerous designations including ABR, CRS, GRI, and SCIS. Dealing extensively with out-of-state clients, she is their eyes and ears while they are away. Janie has recently joined forces with fellow RE/MAX associate, Brooke Brownyard, who shares her work ethics and vision for this evolving market. eir combined e ort and experience will bene t you in your next real estate purchase or sale.MEET ONE OF OUR SALES ASSOCIATES Janie Pritchard Is e #1 Brand e MOST Visited Real Estate Franchise WebsiteNOBODY IN THE WORLD SELLS MORE REAL ESTATE THAN RE/MAX Rachel Wexler,Elizabeth Meardon, Kristin Dunavant, Emily McCallion, Caroline Tesoro, Claire and Emily Minoui in 2012 From page 9BRotary Happeningsworldwide. Its members have an amazing amount of business and professional experience, and outstanding problem solving skills. Fellowship, socializing and working together create life-long friendships. Rotary works on solving problems to improve the welfare of children, women and men around the globe with an intent of making their lives better and giving them a chance to make a contribution to society. Rotary projects focus on water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, and economic and community development. Rotary Club projects can be local, national or global. Burton will challenge the Rotary leadership after he officially takes office in July: Get your members involved. You can lead by example. His theme for this year is Engage Rotary, Change Lives. He says, If you truly get involved in Rotary, its going to change your life. You cant stop that. In the process of engagement, youre going to change a lot of lives, and you cant stop that either. I cant imagine how many lives have been touched and changed by Rotarians over the years, but the life thats going to be changed most of all is your own. Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club President John Grey, wrote this year, The most rewarding experience I have ever had is traveling with club members to participate in Rotary service projects in Haiti, Guatemala, and here in the Sanibel, Fort Myers and the Naples area, only a few miles from my home. I encourage you who have an interest in improving the human experience to explore the opportunities that membership in Rotary offers. Rotarians are dedicated to the idea that they can make a difference in the lives of others and when you put the concept of helping others ahead of helping yourself, everything becomes possible. The Rotary motto is Service Above Self. We will be inducting two new members in the next few weeks and invite anyone who is interested in the club to attend a Friday morning meeting. Breakfast is on us. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at Sanibel Island Golf Club, 1100 Par View Drive. If you have any questions regarding Rotary, e-mail SanibelCaptiva Rotary Club President, John Grey-John@JohnGreyPainting.com or President-Elect, Scot Congress-Scot@ scongress.com.


14B ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013Corcoran Book Talk At Captiva Memorial Librarysubmitted by Michael SaenzDirector of the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education at Florida Gulf Coast University, Peter Blaze Corcoran delivered remarks as part of the Captiva Memorial Librarys Cultural Fest on Wednesday, February 27. Corcoran, an island resident, delivered an insightful lecture on the centers two recent books and how they can help people achieve a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world together through education. Corcoran discussed Learning for Sustainability in Times of Accelerating Change (Wageningen Academic Publications 2012), a publication which he edited as the centers most recent contribution to the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. In addition, he introduced Fundamentals of Sustainable Development (Routledge, London 2012) which he co-edited with Niko Roorda and Joseph Weakland. Peter Blaze inspires me to think beyond the boundaries of conventional thought, said Ann Bradley, senior librarian and branch manager at Captiva Memorial Library. She believed Corcorans lecture drove home our personal responsibility to educate ourselves and others to conserve our precious natural resources. Key interrelated environmental threats were highlighted during the lecture and included degradation of ecosystems, habitat destruction through rapid development, and the major threat posed by global climate disruption. Corcoran discussed the anthropogenic causes of the increasingly unstable state of the environment. He attributed our current reality to a lack of foresight, denial, and evasion. He believes that hope for a better future lies in education for sustainability. He discussed the centers two new books as a contribution to the fields of environmental and sustainability education. Corcoran opened his lecture with a poem by renowned poet Mary Oliver, who delivered the centers 9th annual Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church on February 8. Duplicate BridgeOn Tuesday, February 26, there were 11 tables in play at The Sanibel Community Association. The winners were: North/South 1. Diane Metz and Caroline Oldenburg 2. Sara Berendt and Shirley Levine 3. Holly and Benjamin Day 4. Jim Daney and Clark Wackerman East/West 7. Marlyn and James Stewart 2. Linda Tedeschi and Charlene Young 3. Lydia and Walter Freedman 4. Ann Cooper and Barbara Johnstone The game runs for six months November through April at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays at The Community House, located at 2173 Periwinkle Way. For further information, call Susan Willoughby at 281-3258. Peter Blaze Corcoran presents a copy of Learning for Sustainability in Times of Accelerating Change to Anne Bradley of Captiva Memorial LibraryShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com Larry Norris www.NorrisHomeFurnishings.comFort MyersSanibel 1412 5 S T a mi a mi Tr a il Mon S at. 9 : 30 6 Evenin g s & Sunda y s b y appointme n t 690 98 4 4 1025 Periwinkle Way M o n Sat 1 0 5 Evenin g s & Sun d a y s by 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 venin g s & Sun d a y s by appointme n t 2 63 0580 Designer CONDO PACKAGES Includes master bedroom, second bedroom, dining area, living room P l ease visit ourSanibel s h owroom f or more details on p ersonalized, com p lete condo packa g es startin g from $10,999 N orris Home Furnishin g s present s C h oose fr o m o v e r 50 fabrics and 0 20 wood sam p les at the same p rice


Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy this years event. We appreciate your support. Funds raised by the Spaghe Dinner will be used to underwrite Island youth scholarships and recreaonal acvies. The Spaghe Dinner could not have happened without the great sponsors who helped stage the event and the donors who generously contributed rae and aucon prizes. These ne organizaons and individuals are listed below. Please join us in thanking them, and please reward them with your patronage. Ace Hardware Adventures in Paradise Alida Cooper All Nave Garden Center Baileys General Store Bailey-Mahews Shell Museum Bank of the Islands Banner Pool Service Barefoot Charleys Painng Beach Bowl Big Arts Big Dog Surf Shop Big Red Q Quickprint Bill & Carol Roberts Billy Kirkland Billys Bikes Broadway Palm Theater Bubble Room Cape Air Capva Cruises Cedar Chest Charlie Sobczak Cheeburger, Cheeburger Cips Place Coee Bar@ Baileys Congress Jewelers Danny Morgan Doc Fords Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Edison Winter Home Eric Napier Fishing Guide Evee Zurbriggen Zumba Florida Gulf Coast Univ. Florida Rep. Theater Fresh Taquieria Geeze Leweeze Gramma Dots Great White Grill Gulf Harbour Country Club Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater Holiday Inn Beach Resort Il Cielo Island Paws Island Pharmacy Island Photography Island Winds Jacaranda Jason Maughan Law Oce Jb Designs Jensens Marina Jerry Edelman Poery Jungle Golf Key West Express Larkins Restaurant Laura Ball Lazy Flamingo I and II Lighthouse Caf Lilys Luc Century Macintosh Books Matzaluna Mucky Duck Myra Roberts Naples Zoo Oceans Reach Condos. On The Edge Over Easy Cafe Peach Republic Pinocchios Planet Fitness Rosies Royal Shell Resorts Salty Sams Pirate Cruise San Cap Inspecons LLC Sanctuary Golf Club Sanctuary Island Electric Sandbar Sandcastle Gis & Gourmet Sanibel Air Condioning Sanibel Bean Sanibel Caf Sanibel Capva Chamber of Commerce Sanibel Capva Trust Company Sanibel Community House Sanibel Custom Charters Sanibel Day Spa Sanibel Deli & Coee Factory Sanibel Diamond Store Sanibel Fish House Sanibel Home Furnishings Sanibel Island Books & Gis Sanibel Island Golf Club Sanibel Olive Oil Co. Sanibel Sea School Sanibel Steak House Sanibel Sunglass Company Sanibel Surf Shop Sanibel Thriller Sanybels Finest SCCF Nave Plant Nursery She Sells Sea Shells Shell Point Sp a ni Starsh Grille Sllwell Enterprizes Suncatchers Dream Sunsplash Water Park Sweet Melissas T. Borski Tarpon Bay Explorers The T-Shirt Hut Three Cray Ladies Timbers Times Of The Islands Traders Cafe Tween Waters Resort West Wind Inn Whitneys Bait & Tackle Wilford and Lee William Wilson Jewelry Yolo Board Adventures Yolo Watersports Capva Zebra Yogurt Zoomers Zurbriggen Financial See You Next Year! To The Sponsors, Donors And Patrons Who Made Spaghe Dinner 2013 A Success, Kiwanis Says Thank You! Kiwanis Club of Sanibel-Captiva 15B ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013


ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 201316B Check PresentationWilly Ocasio, office manager of Bank of The Islands Captiva branch, presented a $3,000 check to ABC Committee Chairman Jack Cunningham. This check will go toward renovation and expansion of the Civic Centers Community Center. Bank of the Islands has become a major sponsor for the Captiva Civic Associations 2013 ABC Celebration dinner and auction. We are so pleased to join Lily & Co. as the 2013 ABC Celebration co-sponsors, said Bank of the Islands President Robbie Roepstorff. Our Captiva office opened this time last year, and this is a great way to show how much we have appreciated becoming part of the Captiva community since then. Cunningham, president of the Captiva Civic Association, said, We were delighted to have Bank of the Islands join in the sponsorship of our annual ABC Celebration and we are particularly thrilled with receiving this generous donation toward the Captiva Community Center renovation and expansion. It is wonderful having Bank of the Islands right here on Captiva and involved in this important community-building project. Willy Ocasio, office manager of Bank of The Islands Captiva branch, presented a $3,000 check to ABC Committee Chairman Jack Cunningham Portraits In Printby Jane Vos Hogg Complex CrafterA buy-able item a small basket filled with tiny flowers each one sculpted out of shells but look! Its a pin definitely wearable art. Thats a signature piece of Edwina Borovich, I was told. Reason enough for me to want to visit with her. Besides, since shes been involved with the Shell Fair here in Sanibel for a number of years, I was sure to learn something about what happens behind the scenes at the upcoming annual event. Was I in for a surprise! Working with shells was the least of it. Creative and competent, her craft skills radiate out in all directions... shes a gem. Years ago, it began with beading lovely, unusual pins, tiny people with moveable limbs (no lack of humor in this lady) and a range of more traditional shapes, fish and flowers for instance. What do you do with these? I asked. Sell them, of course. These bead items paid for my daughters hockey involvement straight through high school. Actually, for the years she played in college, too. The small bugs were priced near $10 larger pieces, like this fish for instance, might cost $15. Pins past, she moved on to bracelets. Unique buttons, married to macram, eventually bits of sea glass added, the varieties were endless. (Some of these pieces can still be found in a small gallery on Beaver Island, way north in the Great Lakes.) Her range of craft skills are understandable. Those are things you can be taught if youre fortunate enough to have a good teacher. But what stokes her flames of creativity? What stimulates her curiosity? That began long ago. In her case it was in Michigan, not too far from Detroit. Back then, there was a grandmother in every house; not just mine (my fathers mother lived with us) but in the houses of all my friends. Grandmothers did a lot of the sewing fixing things, making things there were always bits and pieces of fabric, boxes of buttons all sorts of things to play with. And not just in my house. When Id go to visit friends, Id often find myself visiting with their grandmothers, for they were all sewers. Thats how I learned how to sew. College came. Michigan State I wasnt an art student. I majored in special ed and in grad school, I was focused on learning disabilities. I taught for 39 years and then, after I retired, I spent five years working as a consultant with a focus on reading and behavior problems. Not too much sewing here, but early on, shed been married to a man who had a design studio. Shed sew for him, making tablecloths or window treatments, even pillows, all using unusual fabrics in non-traditional ways to complement his projects. It was an experience that taught her a lot about color and design. While the marriage didnt last, the hands-on learning experience sure did. Life moved on. Vacationing in Sanibel became a yearly thing. Edwina and Dan, her companion of 25 years, have been vacationing here since the 1990s. Once retired, they came for just for a month then that crawled up to two, on through three and now its for a full half year. Fortunate renters, theyve had the same place in Gulf Pines for the last six years. Perfect tenants because this avid gardener takes care of the basically natural grounds green and growing all around even flowers flourish under her care. Lots of time for beach and shore wandering, she loves simple things shells for instance. These tiny mollusks build their own beautiful house once empty and on shore, the waves, winds and sand can recapture it, crush it or it gets blown away. Or else the crunchers come all those people with the big shoes just crunching along. I pick those shells up and marvel at them. Even the broken ones are things of beauty. Back in 2007, she joined the weekly Shellsorts group meeting at The Community House, not only to work with and learn about shells but to attract others to join them and to teach those who wanted to learn. Edwina loves simple things, like sorting small shells. Just looking at them... I find them fascinating. 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17B ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 Golf With FGCU And Help CHR submitted by Sue DenhamBuilding on the success of its first-ever community fundraiser, Mardi Gras last month, the volunteer board of Community Housing & Resources (CHR) is heading into another first: the FGCU-Sanibel Invitational Golf Tournament. Set for Saturday, March 16, it all happens at the Sanibel Island Golf Club (formerly Beachview) beginning at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start. CHR supporters and friends are seeking sponsors and players for this inaugural event, which will feature members of the Florida Gulf Coast University mens golf team and local golf pros. Each team of three golfers will be matched up with an FGCU student or local pro. Tournament entry is $100 and includes golf, snacks and awards luncheon, with prizes for the top three teams. Miller and Budweiser distributors have signed on as beer sponsors. We want this to be a fun golf outing on a beautiful course, and no particular level of talent is required, said Richard Johnson, CHR board chair and manager of Baileys General Store. We want people to come out, enjoy playing with the golf stars from FGCU, and support CHR. Funds, he said, are constantly needed because rents on CHRs 74 units are structured to be affordable, based on each residents income, and this does not cover maintenance, upkeep and improvements. The Sanibel Island Golf Club is under new management with a new name and would love to show off the course, especially to those who have never played it. Were excited to host this tournament to benefit CHR, said Ed Lockard, co-owner of the club. Its obviously a great cause and were happy to be a part of it. The Sanibel Captiva Community Bank is the events principal sponsor. Other sponsorship opportunities are the Eagle ($1,000) which includes one threesome and sign recognition at one tee or hole; and Birdie ($500) which also includes one threesome and recognition. Those who dont play can become a tee or hole sponsor ($100) and receive name recognition. For information on sponsorships, contact Kerri Maw at 292-4944 or kerrimaw@ comcast.net. To sign up as a player, call the golf pro shop at 472-2626 and ask for Ed Lockard or Drew Donnelly. Paying spots are limited. Community Housing & Resources is a non-profit organization that since 1983 has been providing affordable housing to families and individuals who work in and/or serve our community. CHR relies on community support and donations from individuals and businesses. Getting in the (imagined) mood at St. Andrews Links in Scotland are Richard Johnson, CHR board chair; Vice-Mayor Mick Denham, Craig Albert, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank; and Ed Lockard, Sanibel Island Golf Club Youth Martial Arts ClassesNew Youth Martial Arts classes are now being offered by Martial Arts University at the Sanibel Recreation Center on Mondays and Thursdays. The classes will focus on traditional Japanese karate as well as touching on twelve other styles of martial arts. Participants will learn Japanese terms, self-defense, discipline, self-control, fitness and more. The Sensei (instructor) will provide students with a fun and safe environment for everyone. Classes will be offered twice a week for boys and girls ages 5 to 12. Classes will be offered on Mondays and Thursdays from 3 to 4 p.m. for ages 5 to 9 and from 4 to 5 p.m. for ages 10 to 12. The fee for this class is $80 for eight classes for Sanibel Recreation Center members and $100 for nonmembers. The first 10 students registered will receive a free uniform (a $30 value). Some safety equipment will be required after the first month. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. 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


ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 201318B Sanibel Island Golf Club Men Scramble Into MarchOn March 2, the mens golf group at Sanibel Island Golf Club played a regular scramble with a lunch to follow as they do at the beginning Saturday of each month. Three teams were very close, with two tied with scores of 63 and the third place team right behind with a score of 63.34. The winning team was determined by taking the lowest score on the back nine. The foursome of Bill Stell, Mike Zembko, Al Krause and RogerTriftshauser was the winner. They had a couple of terrific shots on the back nine. On hole number 16, three drives went into the water. Admiral Triftshauser managed to hit his drive in the big bunker that guards the green. Stell then blasted his shot from the sand into the hole for a birdie. Zembko sunk a long putt on number 14 for a birdie, those two shots making the difference for first place. Second place was then awarded to Jim Mulka, Jay Allen, Dick Waterhouse and Don Bradford with the same score of 63. Bradford made some key putts, Mulka provided some long drives while Waterhouse and Allen played well for the tie. In third place, just one third of a point from forcing a three-way tie, was the trio of Dick Cordair, Joe Barbieri and Jerry Mader. Don Bradford, Jay Allen, Dick Waterhouse and Jim Mulka Bill Stell, Al Krause, Mike Zembko and Roger Triftshauser Community Housing and Resources, Inc FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTSTHANK YOU Island Pizza for supporting the 2013 Sanibel Flag Football League 2013 2012 Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


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20B ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013Miracle GM Andrew Seymour Traveled Highways And Byways Enroute To His Dream Jobby Ed FrankIf youre looking for a 9 to 5 job, you shouldnt pursue a job as general manager of a professional baseball team. But if you talk to the personable Andrew Seymour, general manager of the Fort Myers Miracle, the Class A farm team of the Minnesota Twins, he will tell you it is the best job in the world. The 42-year-old Seymour has crisscrossed the United States and Canada the last two decades in various baseball jobs before landing the Miracle GM job last year the very team he started with in 1993 as an unpaid intern in his first job out of college. With a degree in sports marketing from George Brown College in Toronto, he sent out more than 200 applications before Mike Veeck, one of the Miracle owners, offered him the internship. A year later, the Toronto native was back in Canada with the Thunder Bay Whiskey Jacks, then to Tyler Texas and back here in 1997 as Miracle promotions director where he remained until 2007. In 2008, he took a job as GM with the Vancouver Canadians, a Class A farm team of the Oakland As, then to the Grand Prairie (Texas) Air Hogs, an independent league team, and finally back here last year in what he calls his dream job. With all that geography, youve got to wonder whether Seymour might be better suited as a travel agent, but he said all those jobs better prepared him for the multidimensional responsibilities of Miracle GM. Despite all that traipsing around North America, Seymour and his wife, Jenifer, are proud parents of a 4-year-old and an 8-year-old. Although the Miracle schedule is just 140 games 70 home games its a 12-month-a-year job as the Miracle staff also is responsible for the business side of the Twins spring training operations, with the exception of ticketing and media relations. He has hired 225 men and women to handle parking, ushering and other duties during spring training. There are 56 concession stands and other venues at Hammond Stadium with Miracle responsibilities plus the gift shop, ATMs, etc. Lining up company and organizational promotions for both spring training and the Miracle season is a major task and the key to financial success. He was quick to point out that the annual Islands Night is one of the biggest and most successful Miracle promotions, with more than 5,000 fans in attendance. Once the Twins spring training schedule is announced, his staff immediately starts lining up sponsors, selling stadium suites and stadium advertising. A typical day for Seymour often runs 12 to 14 hours, long after the end of games as receipts must be tallied and plans made for the next day. You will even see Seymour on the field before each game assisting the game sponsor who throws out the first pitch or the person singing The National Anthem. Seymour is excited about the $45-million planned renovation of Hammond Stadium and the Lee County Sports Complex. Although there is concern that the construction could pose problems for the 2014 Miracle home schedule, he said he is confident the work would be scheduled so as not to require the Miracle to move to another location next year. Stadium capacity will be increased from 8,100 to about 9,000, parking with be expanded, bench seats will be replaced with chairs, concession stands and bathrooms will be modernized and the stadium will be given a modern, wide-open appearance, he said. As a result, the Twins have signed a new 30-year agreement to remain here and the Miracle contract also has been lengthened. This year is the 21st year that the Miracle has been associated with the Twins, one of the longest running affiliations in Minor League Baseball. As a member of the Florida State League, the Miracle draws more than 100,000 fans per season, second highest in the league. Our goal is to average 2,000 a game (140,000) and weve come close, he said. The team averaged 1,911 in 2011, but was down slightly last season. We never lose sight of our commitment that we want our fans to have a great time, he said. And that commitment requires long, long hours of work. Everblades Begin Final Stretch For Playoff Spot The Florida Everblades began the final week of the regular season with a victory last Saturday over the first-place Gwinnett Gladiators to break a four-game losing streak. The four losses dropped the local hockey team to eighth place in the ECHL American Conference, the last playoff seed. Florida is the defending ECHL champion, having won the Kelly Cup a year ago. Their 29-20-4-6 season record is slightly better than a year ago, when they began their championship run. The Everblades begin a four-game road trip this week to Cincinnati, Fort Wayne and Kalamazoo, returning home to Germain Arena on March 13 for a late-season five game homestand. Andrew Seymour SPORTS QUIZ 1. Who holds the pitching record for most consecutive batters struck out? 2. Name the last major-league team before the 2011 Philadelphia Phillies to win more than 100 games in the regular season and not reach the World Series. 3. When was the last time before 2010-12 that Notre Dame won at least eight games for at least three consecutive seasons in football? 4. 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Sanibel 8-Ball Pool LeagueMagic Extend Lead With Three Weeks RemainingBathroom Magic pounded Island Lifers, 10-2, to move seven games ahead in their quest for a second straight league championship with only three weeks remaining before the season ends. John Gonzalez and Bob Dupree led the Magic guys with 3-0 marks over Tracy and Tom Walters. The Sandycappers also posted a 10-2 record against Deep Pockets. John Riegert went 3-0 and once again, Jeff Brown moved his hands from his throat to his cue and submerged Deep Pockets ace Mike Miller, 3-0. The win vaulted Sandycappers into fifth place. John Earle, Richard McCurry and Randy Carson had two wins each in Sanibel Cafes 7-2 victory over Fresh Legion Crew. The high point of the evening, however, was the 2-1 win that Legion Captain Gator Gates racked up over Pete Mindel. Mindel was heard to mutter later, Who can beat miracle shots? Dave Doane from Bunts and Matt Hall from the Odd Balls produced half of their teams wins as both teams battled to a tie. Family Owned and Operated Trusted Service Specialists (239) 472-3033 1213 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 Fax: (239) 472-3439 Electric Repair, Installation & Upgrade Dock Lighting, Ceiling Fans & Much more Located on Island Fastest Response Time! Fully-trained, Expert Service Engineers State Certified Contractor EC0001147 From page 16BPortraits In PrintBy coincidence, another craft was about to enter Edwinas life. Her sister had given her an antique shell pin for Christmas. Just shells made into a bouquetbut $55! Ridiculous. Wondering exactly how such things were made, one day she left the sorters table to go inside to see what the shell crafters were doing. At the beginners table, they were making flowers and someone was holding a class to teach the newbies how to proceed. Funny, she thought. I make floral arrangement with real flowers all the time, but the prospect of doing such a thing with shells made me too nervous to begin. Finally, fear overcome, she began to create pins, each one a small flower with shell petals. Pleased with her product for the rest of that season, she spent mornings inside with the crafters and afternoons outside with the sorters. Her trademark piece, a pin a small flower basket filled with shell-created blossoms. The second year she made them, she was encouraged to enter them in the Shell Fair by Dorothy Harper, the award-winning artist who had taught her how to make those beautiful little flowers. Edwina selected five, placed them in a cigar box with the story of the original gift of the antique one and entered the piece in the Shell Show hobbyist jewelry class. She not only won first place, but the special Wanda Will best hobbyist jewelry award as well. Everything she creates along with all the items made by the other shellcrafters gets sold and all the money is contributed to the Sanibel Community Association. Community. Thats what its all about. I love being a part of these talented artisans and try to make at least 100 pins and barrettes to do my share. I want the art of shell crafting and the Shell Festival to continue forever. Crafting is woven into the fabric of her life. I wouldnt feel whole if I didnt create. When does she have the time to do it, I wondered. I usually work from 10 to midnight, when the world quiets down and my imagination flies free. Her output neatly laid out on the table the Borovich brand of sugar in her wake-up morning coffee. StandingTeam Name WonLost FirstBathroom Magic 16678 SecondBunts Ball Busters 15985 ThirdSanibel Caf 138106 FourthOdd Balls 117127 FifthSandycappers 108136 SixthIsland Lifers 103141 SeventhDeep Pockets 96148 EighthFresh Legion Crew 90154SANIBEL 8-BALL POOL LEAGUE 2012-13Standings through March 4 Bathroom Magic10Island Lifers2 Sandycappers10Deep Pockets2 Sanibel Caf7Fresh Legion Crew5 Bunts Ball Busters6Odd Balls6March 4 Results21B ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013


22B ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013Around The Islands With AnneCaptiva Antiques Store Is A Trove Of Period Treasures; The Bait Box Is Angling Central For Four Decadesby Anne MitchellThe islands one and only fine antiques gallery, Albert Meadow Antiques on Captiva, is again open for the winter season, featuring a veritable treasure chest of estate jewelry, fine silver, period bronzes, art deco pottery, native American weavings and American paintings, to name just a few. Partners David W. Doherty and Josephine Anderson scour New England for exceptional items, which they bring to their charming Captiva cottage-store each year from December until April. They leave April 10 for their summer base in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. To make up for their all-too-brief stint on Captiva, while theyre here, they are open seven days a week, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Doherty said he strives to offer museum quality antique jewelry at affordable prices. Theres something for all tastes, including sleek art deco, showy art nouveau and ornate Victorian styles. Youll find many different periods represented, from Victorian, Edwardian, Art Deco, Art Nouveau and Retro. He said many people like the fact that they can find one-of-a-kind jewelry items at his store, often of better quality and value than in a traditional jewelry store. Among the couples special finds is a collection of Art Nouveau lockets in gold, which are hard to find, says Anderson. She also points out a display of intricately decorated gold bangles, a specialty of the store and perennial favorites among their clientele. Says Doherty, We have a great selection of period diamond rings from 1880 to 1930, set in gold and platinum. One collection he and Anderson are particularly happy to offer is Art Deco porcelain from England by Clarice Cliff. During the Depression, she wanted to cheer everybody up at breakfast time, said Anderson, pointing to conical sugar sifters, honey jars and teapots with vibrant, sometime whimsical, designs. She hired only women as painters, she added. Doherty said, Cliff was only the second person in the world and the first in England to do Art Deco designs on pottery. The Cliff pieces are part of her Bizarre Wear line. The sterling silver pieces include bold and handsome silver jewelry made in the Mexican town of Taxco, a noted silver center, in the 1930s to 1950s. Among them are what Anderson calls important pieces by Margot de Taxco, whose enameled sterling silver is represented in statement necklaces, one featuring fish, another mermaids. Albert Meadow Antiques is at 15000 Captiva Drive, across from The Bubble Room, phone 472-8442. Todays high tech fishing line can be costly, but if youre in the market for a new reel, heres a great opportunity to get spooled up for free. With the purchase of any Penn Battle reel, The Bait Box will load the reel with Spiderwire Invisibraid Ultracast line, which retails for 15 cents a yard. TJ Haley, manager of The Bait Box, said depending on the reel you choose, the value of the line could be $20 to $70. Another promotion at the local tackle shop is a free Rage rod worth about $100 if you buy two or more St. Croix rods for $300 or more, said Haley. The Bait Box has been Sanibels go-to place for all your fishing needs since 1971 and is operated by native islander Ralph Woodring. We have rental rods too, said Haley. You can also book an inshore of offshore fishing trip with one of a number of guides who work out of the shop. Among them is Capt. Frank, who operates the Miss Hayden, a 26-foot unsinkable boat, the same kind that the U.S. Coast Guard uses for rescues, Haley noted. The boat has twin Honda 150 hp engines, which gets you offshore in quick time. Capt. Frank has a U.S. Coast Guard masters certification and is a Marine Corps veteran, according to Haley. Offshore anglers catch grouper, snapper and large sharks, said Haley. Fishing trips can be booked for half, three-quarter and full days, both offshore and inshore, he added. The Bait Box is at 1041 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, phone 472-1618. Hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, 365 days a year. Go to the stores website at www.thebaitbox. com for tide charts, fishing conditions, photographs and monthly specials. LIVE ON THE ISLANDS George & Wendys Seafood Grille offers music Tuesday through Sunday. Tonight, Friday, there will be live music by Marty Stokes & The Captiva Blues Band. 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 50s and 60s hits from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Karaoke is Wednesdays from 9 p.m. to midnight. Anthony Wayne, 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 & vocals; Monday, Mike Arnone aka The Jersey Kid, a pop pianist and vocalist performing everything from The Rat Pack to Mo-Town; 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. Fish necklace in enameled sterling silver from Margot de Taxco, at Albert Meadow Antiques, surrounded by other pieces of Mexican silver jewelry Some of the Clarice Cliff Art Deco porcelain at Albert Meadow Antiques Albert Meadow Antiques is housed in a charming cottage on Captiva The Bait Box on Sanibel, established 1971, is the go-to place for all your fishing needs


23B ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013Dunes Mens Golf The Dunes Mens Golf Association event results from Wednesday, February 27, format Grand Seniors Tournament, are: Gross 1st Don Weymouth 88 2nd Dick Hopkins 89 Net 1st Bruce Nobel 68* 2nd Mike Richmond 69 Winner by way of score card playoff. 4 Man 2 Best Quota 1st Jack Czarnecki +21 Hank Humphrey Jack Roberts Tim ONeill 2nd Jim Burkholder +18 Peter Cline Roy Brodersen Ed Hannon 3rd George Sell +12 Richard Giangiorgi Jerry Muench Phil Pilobosian Mens Interclub Qualifiers, Olde Hickory: Jack Roberts +10 George Sell +6 Joe Burns +6 Jack Czarnecki +6 Dave Jones +5 Bob Rohl +4 Jack Strothman +4 Jeff Mistler +2 Jerry Muench +2 Joe Raboy +2 Bob Schoen +1 Alternates 1. Doug Mallon 2. Bill Hotchkiss Dunes Sunday Mixed GolfThe Dunes Sunday Mixed Golf results from March 3, format: best odd and best even 1 net better of 4, are: 1st odd Hank Humphrey Ann Humphrey Dod Wainwright 26 Annie Wainwright 1st even Tom Donovan Mary Donovan Dick Jones 27 Carolyn Jones Closest to the hole #2 Val Hotchkiss #9 Gordon Rains Th e Isl a n d s Full S e rvi ce C P A Fir m B usi n ess & In di v idua l T a x es Bookkee p in g Small Business kkeeping Small B P a ble erson a W ith Aff ord a a l S ervice W W s F ee s C 4 7 2 .1 323 C all 239 4 The Village Shops 2340 Periwinkle Way, J2, Sanibel a y, J2, Sani b Villa g e S e riwinkle W a S hops 2340 P Pe Dbt Dbt Pnn Dfrt Pnn Dfrt Pnt Pnt Cnnt Cnnt Rt Rt Cnf Cnf F Ett F Ett L Wb L Wb Mb, Mb Mb, Mb Cnft O Pt Cnft O Pt A Sn A Sn PAVERS PAVERS GIGI GIGI D Gbtn, I. D Gbtn, I. 239-541-7282 www.gigicompanies.com 239-541-7282 www.gigicompanies.com Or Visit Our Showroom Or Visit Our Showroom Lic.# S3-12238 Annual SCCF Tennis Tournament The 21st Annual Sanibel-Captiva Conservation (SCCF) Tennis Tournament will be held at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club on April 6 and 7. For more information, or to become a sponsor and receive a Lucas Century glass, call Lisa Cochrane at 246-8875. SCCF Executive Director Erick Lindblad, SCCF Tournament chair Lisa Cochrane, sponsor Barbara Chappell, and tournament originator Lucas Century To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


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FROZEN YOGURT & FROZEN YOGURT & ICE CREAM ICE CREAM Sanibel Deli & Coffee Sanibel Deli & CoffeeF A C T O R Y Across from CVS in Palm Ridge PlacePIZZA & WINGSCALL AHEAD 472-2555~ OPEN ~ Mon. 7am-3pm Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 7am-8pm Fri & Sat. 7am-9pm Sun. Seasonal26B ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 My Stars FOR WEEK OF MARCH 11, 2013ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You could have some problems with doubters who dont share your enthusiasm for that new project youre supporting. But use the facts to win them over to your side. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Someone is impressed by how you managed to get your case to the right people, despite attempts to keep you on the outside looking in. Expect to hear more about this. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Good for you -your gift for seeing both sides of a dispute helps cool down a potentially explosive workplace situation. Some family-related tensions also begin to ease. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your determination to prove yourself is put to the test by midweek. Counting all the positive factors you have going for you will help you get over your self-doubt. Good luck. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Several coworkers are still determined to resist coming over to your side. But dont let that stop you from presenting your proposal to the people who count. Stay the course. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) You might prefer to be taken on faith and not have to prove yourself. But the truth is, you need to offer more facts if you hope to persuade people to accept what you say. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A family situation takes an unwelcome turn. While others might be looking around for answers, youll soon sort it all out logically, and the matter will be resolved. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Someone might try to create doubt about your reliability for his or her own agenda. But your reputation and your colleagues long-standing faith in you saves the day. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) An unexpected change of plans forces you to come up with an alternative by the end of the week. Look for colleagues to offer valuable suggestions. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Nothing upsets the Goat as much as broken promises. But before you vent your anger, consider that this could ultimately prove to be a blessing in disguise. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) An old workplace problem you thought you had solved for good resurfaces. But this time, co-workers will take a more active role in helping you deal with it. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Be careful not to be misled by a negative reaction to one of your more important projects. If you believe in it, then it has worth and is, therefore, worth staying with. BORN THIS WEEK: Everyone appreciates your gift for finding beauty, even where it seems least likely to exist. On March 17, 1762, in New York City, the first parade honoring the feast day of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, is held by Irish soldiers serving in the British army. Early Irish settlers to the American colonies, many of whom were indentured servants, brought the Irish tradition of celebrating St. Patricks feast day to America. On March 11, 1818, Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus, is published. The book, by 21-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, is frequently called the worlds first science-fiction novel. On March 12, 1933, eight days after his inauguration, President Franklin D. Roosevelt gives his first national radio address, or fireside chat, broadcast from the White House. Roosevelt made sure each address was understandable to ordinary Americans. On March 13, 1944, Britain announces that all travel between Ireland and the United Kingdom is suspended, the result of the Irish governments refusal to expel Axis-power diplomats within its borders. Ireland stood its ground. On March 14, 1950, the Federal Bureau of Investigation institutes the Ten Most Wanted list in an effort to publicize particularly dangerous fugitives. The creation of the program arose out of a news story in 1949 about the toughest guys the FBI wanted to capture. On March 15, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson addressed a joint session of Congress to urge the passage of legislation guaranteeing voting rights for all. On Aug. 6, 1965, Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act. On March 15, 1972, The Godfather -a three-hour epic chronicling the lives of the Corleones, an Italian-American crime family led by the powerful Vito Corleone -is released in theaters. The Godfather was adapted from the best-selling book of the same name by Mario Puzo. On March 16, 1985, in Beirut, Lebanon, Islamic militants kidnap American journalist Terry Anderson. On Dec. 4, 1991, Andersons captors finally released him after 2,455 days. Anderson spent his entire captivity blindfolded. It was screenwriter, playwright, novelist, director and producer Ben Hecht who made the following sage observation: Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock. Those who study such things say that the Earth spins faster on its axis in September than it does in March. When the TV show Bewitched first started filming, the star, Elizabeth Montgomery, was just a month away from giving birth to her first child, so the first five episodes were shot almost in their entirety without her. It wasnt until the baby was a few weeks old that she was able to go on the set to film her scenes. If youre a fan of the Beatles, you probably wont be surprised to learn that during the decade of the 1960s, they had more top 10 hits and more No. 1 records than any other recording artist. Before the June 1944 invasion of Normandy, a crossword puzzle that was printed in the London Daily Telegraph contained the words mulberry, Neptune, Omaha, overlord and Utah. That may not seem to be a fact of much interest, but it turns out that those were all secret code words used by the Allied military in planning the upcoming offensive. The puzzles author, a schoolteacher, was tracked down and interrogated, but the puzzles content was ultimately chalked up to coincidence. The countrys first pay phone was installed in a bank in Hartford, Conn., in 1889. It cost 5 cents to place a call, the equivalent of $1.25 today. Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters. -Albert Einstein THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY


27B ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 From page 1BPeek HouseHer collection of Buddhas and sculptures of Southeast Asian deities offer an interesting contrast with huge jars filled with shells collected on Sanibel. Large works from Cuban-American artist Romero Britto and Venezuelan artist, Antonio Ugarte, soften the expansive wall space. Alex said she was moved to open her unique home to the Peek after learning of the work that the Zonta Club of Sanibel/Captiva does to assist needy women in their quest for better lives. Funds raised from the event are awarded each year as grants to local and international organizations that help women improve their lives. We enjoy helping good causes and are happy to help, she said. The home is sponsored by Gulf Breeze Cottages, and is one of four featured on this years Peek. The event is a sell out, but those wishing to support Zontas efforts can still help by purchasing tickets for the clubs raffle, Six Chances at the Unique. Tickets are just $10 each and on sale from any Zonta member and outside Baileys General Store on weekends though Saturday, March 9. The Zonta Club of Sanibel/Captiva is a service organization of professional women working together to provide hands-on assistance, advocacy and funds to strengthen womens lives on the islands, in Lee County and around the world through Zonta International. For more information, visit www.zontasancap.com. Infinity pool at the Alvarez home Red Buddha and giant spoon and fork in the Alvarez kitchen 24 hour Emergency Service on Sanibel & Captiva239-437-5595 Check us out at Unionmechanical.com VASANTA SENERAT CPA, P.A.CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT SANIBEL 472-60001633 Periwinkle Way Anchor Point FORT MYERS 418-00083949 Evans Ave. Suite 205 Accounting and Tax Preparation for Businesses Individuals Condo Associations Non Residents To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


28B ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 Insurance And Electrical Issuesby Bryan HayesI recently received a call from a realtor friend that I have been doing business with for years. He asked me to take a look at an inspection report. The issue was with an electrical panel. The inspection company had indicated that due to the make of this particular panel, most insurance companies would not write a policy on this property. My first reaction was They finally did it. The they I am referring to are the insurance companies. The it I am referring to is the problem that most insurance companies have with one type of electrical panel manufactures. So I made a couple of phone calls and confirmed that a great deal of companies were following suit on this issue. Let me explain: Federal Pacific Electric or FPE has been manufacturing electrical components since the 1950s. In fact, they produced millions of residential electrical panels in the s, s and s. Many of these products still exist on the islands today. Here is where the problem comes into play. Almost all electrical equipment needs to have U.L. testing done to prior to be being released to the public. FPE went through the process of having their equipment tested and all was good. The problem arose when it was discovered that some of the parts and pieces that where being used in these electrical panels may have not met U.L. specs. There have been reports of breakers not tripping when they were supposed to and then causing fires. In fact, in one controlled study, up to 25 percent of the breakers in these panels did not trip at the rated level. The problem of aging comes into play also as breakers age, they may not respond the way they did when they where new, compounding the problem. The insurance industry has been talking about this for years and they finally are clamping down on this type of electrical equipment. So what should you do? First thing is dont panic. Find your electrical panel and take a look at it. Try and find the marking on the outside of the panel or on the inside door. You are looking for the make of the panel. If it is a Federal Pacific (FPE), you are going to want to have it looked at. Does this mean that you are going to have it changed? Not necessarily, but that call should be made by a qualified individual. We offer this inspection for free, as do most other electrical service companies. You can also snap a picture with your Smartphone and send it to me at the email address below. Bryan Hayes is a Sanibel air conditioning contractor. He also owns, with his brother Todd, an electrical business on Sanibel. He can be reached at Bryan@Sanibelair.com. Superior InteriorsHelp On Where To Startby Marcia FeeneyI want to redecorate, but dont know where to start help is here. Since decorating mistakes can be very costly and time consuming, I always urge my clients to do their homework before undertaking any redecorating project. What kind of homework? Well, you might consider starting by collecting brochures and pictures of various design products and styles that you particularly enjoy. Once you start becoming aware of colors, designs and various products available to make your design dreams a reality, youll find your decision making is much easier. Next, take a personal inventory of your likes and your dislikes. I find that most of my clients have a much easier time knowing what they dont like. Whatever the case may be with your preference, your decorator will benefit from this knowledge. And, of course, working with a professional is definitely the right way to go. With custom decorating, most designers and product manufacturers stand behind their products. Remember, if you take your own measurements and they are incorrect, your purchase cannot be returned. Nothing is more disheartening than finding that beautiful sofa you just had delivered is totally overwhelming your room and not as comfortable as you had hoped it would be. Be sure to weigh all your options, take your time, do your homework and most importantly, call a professional. Marcia Feeney is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at marcia@decden.net. March Madness Pet AdoptionsLee County Domestic Animal Services (LCDAS) will hold its own version of March Madness this month. Not only are adoption fees reduced to just $35 for cats six months and older and dogs 40 pounds and over, but adopters can get an additional $10 off if they can make a basket. No slam dunks or three-point shots are required for this deal. There are several ways to join in the magic of March Madness at LCDAS. Hundreds of pets are available for adoption at the shelter, 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. Volunteers are available to help you narrow the choices to your Final Four and select the perfect family pet. continued on page 35B 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 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.


29B ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 Tiger Lily Finds A New HomeLast Thursday Pet Palooza 2 was the place where Tiger Lily, an energetic two-year-old 20-pound boxer-beagle, mix found a new home. We were on the deck at The Village Shops when I heard that sound of delight that little children make, said Barb Harrington with the Royal Shell Companies. The girl and the dog were nose to nose and totally enjoying each other. Tiger Lilys tail was wagging and the girl was hugging her and petting her. They spent close to an hour playing and the little girls parents and grandparents watched and spent time with Gulf Coast Humane Societys (GCHS) volunteers learning about the adoption process. Friday afternoon, Courtney Piggott with GCHS contacted Barb Harrington with the good news, Tiger Lily has been adopted. Last summer The Royal Shell Companies hosted a pet adoption event at Tahitian Gardens and two dogs were adopted. At Pet Palooza 1 at Olde Sanibel Shoppes in January, close to $700 was collected plus many donations that will help at the shelter. Pet Palooza 2 was successful with yet another dog finding a good home. Pet Palooza 3 will take place in May. Finding homes for these dogs and collecting donations for the shelter are the main goals of the event, however, there are many activities for those who have a loving pet in their home. Pets du Soleil on Location Pet Photography is on hand to photograph resident pets and the K-9 agility crew offers activities for dogs. The center merchants are also open for shopping. If youre thinking about getting a new pet, visit www.gulfcoasthumanesociety. org where youll see some good dogs looking for new homes. Tiger Lily with Courtney Piggott of Gulf Coast Humane Society Wealth Management ProgramRobin L. Cook, vice presidentwealth advisor for Regions Private Wealth Management, will present a program on Friday, March 15 at 2 p.m. titled Enjoy Retirement by Retaining Your Gold in Your Golden Years. Cook is a Sanibel resident and long-time friend of the library. She has 20 years of experience in the financial industry in private banking and branch management. Cook is a 2006 graduate of the Florida School of Banking at the University of Florida. She is a Series 7,63 and Florida life insurance licensed, and is a certified senior advisor. There is no fee to attend the program. Adult programs are sponsored in part by the Sanibel Public Library Foundation, Inc. and its donors. Scholarships For Creative StudentsTopNotch Records pop artist, songwriter and pianist Whitney Wolanin of Sanibel has always been passionate about education and feels so lucky to have attended her dream school, Vanderbilt University, and wants to give other creative students the same opportunity. To apply for the $25,000 worth of scholarship awards, students will create a music video or short film, as telling the story of, and including, Wolanins new hit single, Wrong Guy (I Did It This Time) The deadline to apply for the 10 scholarship award shares is May 15. To read more details regarding the scholarship information, visit www.whitneywolanin.com/Scholarship/. Robin L. Cook 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 pests come back within the warranty period, well re-treat at no charge. Thats our pest-free guarantee. The Ants are Marching One by OneDont wait another minute! Call Tempco Pest Control for a free, no-obligation inspection and estimate.(239) 693-2330 or visit TempcoPestControl.comLC# 6155 ...but for every ant you see, there are thousands more you dont!Pharoah Ants are most common in Sanibel and extremely difficult to control on your own. You spray, they divide their colony. Then, they multiply! Some nests contain more than 100,000 ants. Tempco Pest Control is the Pharoah Ant expert. We guarantee your ant problem will disappear or well come back and retreat until it does! Thats our promise. We use environmentally-friendly and pet-friendly treatment methods to eliminate this invasive pest.


30B ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 From time to time when drafting up wills and trusts, I have a client tell me that they want to split their estate into shares for each of their children, but they dont want the estate to go to their daughter-inlaw or to their son-in-law. Instead, they would prefer that whatever is left of the inheritance would go to their grandchildren. The intent is perfectly reasonable. If your son dies and if his inheritance goes to your daughter-in-law who then remarries, its possible that your hard-earned estate will one day end up with some other family that you dont know. So when I get direction to bypass the in-laws, I will often ask my client if they are talking about what would happen if their son/daughter predeceases or if they are talking about a situation where their child survives my client and then dies. What does this matter? is a question I often hear in response to mine. Well, lets say that your son survives you, I begin. If you leave his share of the estate outright to him, then he now owns it and can leave it to whomever he wants. So if his will gives everything to his wife, then shes likely to inherit what you left him. We love our daughter-in-law, my client might respond, but what if she remarries and leaves everything to some new husband? We dont want that. Wed prefer that our grandchildren receive whats left. In that case, you shouldnt leave everything to your son outright; instead, you should leave it in a continuing trust for his benefit, I add. You can make him the trustee of his own share, but instead of it being subject to his will, you could add a provision that if he dies and if there is anything left of the share, then it is to benefit your grandchildren. That way you give him control as trustee and as primary beneficiary, but you can direct it at his death, rather than giving his will complete control over what you left him. Before the client instructs me to do just that, I throw something at them that they may not have ever considered. If you leave the assets in a continuing trust, you might want to give your son a power of appointment over the assets so that he can direct who gets them in his will. Why would we do that? Then were right back where we started. If he gives everything to his wife, then whats the point of creating a trust share for our son that would go on to our grandchildren? Thats a good question, I say. But consider this what happens if your son has hit hard times economically and dies unexpectedly? Then there might be considerable sums held in trust for the grandchildren, leaving their mother destitute. You wouldnt want that either, would you? Probably not, client says. So what do we do? A power of appointment does not have to be an all-or-nothing proposition, Ill advise. You could give your son the power to appoint some portion of his share, but it must be appointed into a trust for his wife that continues for her lifetime. In other words, you could limit how much of his share he can redirect away from the grandchildren (who would be the default beneficiaries) and to his wife, but you can also ensure that, upon her death, it goes back to your bloodline. The power of appointment might say something along these lines: I grant to my son the limited power to appoint up to half of the remainder of his trust share to his wife, provided that he exercise the power in such a manner as to direct such sums into a trust paying his wife income for her life and then the remainder of the share at her death will revert to my grandchildren. I explain that the actual wording of the will would be more legal in nature, but that would be the gist of it. While its easy to simply go with default language that would distribute all of a deceased sons share to that sons children, that might not be the right thing to do, especially when your child is in a longterm marriage and your grandchildren are of that marriage. Every familys situation will be different, so it is important to consider the ramifications of your default beneficiaries should something unexpected happen. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Will PowerThe In-Lawsby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA O ces in Sanibel, Fort Myers & Punta Gorda Phone: (239) 931-7566 Fax: (239) 9317560 Email: info@hmdlegal.com www.hmdlegal.comReal Estate Business Law Commercial Litigation E M Jbt Hbn Cf DCbn HOLTZ MAHSHIE DECOSTAATTORNEYS AT LAW Grant WorkshopsThe Southwest Florida Community Foundation will host grant workshops across the five-county area it serves the week of March 18. The grant workshops are meant to inform nonprofit agencies about the various grant opportunities available through the foundation. According to the Community Foundations Director of Programs Anne Douglas, the series will address changes to the foundations current grant programs and updates on the 3D initiative. Grants can be a considerable source of frustration for nonprofits, said Douglas. These informational workshops are meant to breakdown the confusion and questions and make the process as simple and pain free as possible so that we are able to get funds into the hands of the community organizations that need them. Sessions include: Monday, March 18 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Alliance of the Arts, located at 10091 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers. Tuesday, March 19 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Clewiston Museum, located at 109 Central Ave. in Clewiston; and from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Hendry County Economic Development Council, located at 644 S. Main Street in LaBelle. Wednesday, March 20 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Naples Daily News, located at 1100 Immokalee Road in Naples. Friday, March 22 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County, located at 2280 Aaron Street in Port Charlotte. The SWFLCF is celebrating its 36th year of supporting the communities of Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades and Hendry counties by connecting donors and their philanthropic aspirations with evolving community needs. With assets of more than $64 million, the Community Foundation has provided more than $54 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. During its 2012 fiscal year, the SWFLCF granted more than $3 million to more than 100 different organizations supporting education, animal welfare, arts and human services. Reservations are required by Friday, March 15. For more information, call Anne Douglas at 274-5900, visit www. floridacommunity.com or RSVP to jremmel@floridacommunity.com.


31B ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 New Report Spotlights Coasts Value In Jobs, Trade And Tourismsubmitted by Ken and Kate Gooderham, ASBPA executive directorsMany understand that beaches are business generators, an attractor for visitors and residents (and the businesses that follow them). But a major player in our trade balance? A stalwart source of U.S. jobs that cant be sent overseas? A key to our countrys international competitiveness in tourism? Yes, our coast is all that and more, according to an article in the newly published issue of Shore & Beach. Author James Houston, director emeritus of the Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center, has looked into the economic value of Americas beaches in the past, but this latest update of his research delves deeper into the international aspects of that economic energy. His view is positive: Few Americans are aware that the travel and tourism (T&T) industry is among Americas largest industries, employers and earners of foreign exchange and beaches are its leading tourist destination. In an era where the availability of jobs is a major issue and their offshoring a significant concern, the T&T industry is the largest employer in the U.S. and its jobs are difficult to offshore. U.S. economic competitiveness is of concern, since it runs large trade deficits, but its largest trade surplus is in T&T, where it runs a multi-billion dollar surplus even with China. After giving us the good news, Houston follows with the kicker: Our coastal economic engine wont continue to run as strong if our coast is not maintained. Survey after survey finds that beaches are the leading U.S. vacation destination. However, beach erosion is a major concern for many beaches. As beaches decrease in width, tourists head to other destinations, including foreign beaches. Beach nourishment has been shown to increase tourist numbers and provide a good return on investment, in particular to the federal government through taxes. However, the U.S. lags much of the world in the growth of tourism infrastructure investment including restoration of beaches. As a result, the growth of U.S. tourism is projected to lag much of the rest of the world. Renewed U.S. investment in tourism infrastructure is important to grow the economy and number of jobs and to reduce the U.S. trade imbalance. Houston concludes with this sobering note: Without a paradigm shift in attitudes toward the economic significance of travel and tourism and necessary infrastructure investment to maintain and restore beaches, the U.S. will continue to relinquish a dominant worldwide lead in its most important industry. Shore & Beach is a peer-reviewed technical journal published quarterly by the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association. Issues are sent to members (including libraries) only, but an index of past issues is available online at www.asbpa. org. Shoreline Strengths Travel and tourism accounts for one in every 10 U.S. jobs more than all U.S. manufacturers combined. In 2011, while the U.S. ran a trade deficit overall of $727 billion, travel and tourism resulted in a $43 billion surplus due to the international tourists drawn to this countrys numerous assets (including beaches). Some 85 percent of all the U.S. tourist-related revenues are generated by the coastal states. Beaches drew an estimated 2.2 billion visits in 2010 more than twice the number of visitors to all our federal and state parks. One estimate is that beaches contribute about $225 billion annually to the U.S. economy. After Miami Beach was initially restored, the jump in tourism income was more than five times as much as the cost of the restoration project itself. Now, it is estimated that international tourists alone make an annual contribution to Miami Beachs economy 50 times greater than the cost of the beach restoration. For every $1 the federal government spent on beach restoration in 2012, it collected an estimated $570 in beach tourist tax revenues. International tourists generate about $215 in tax revenues for every $1 the federal government spends on beach restoration. Coastal countries such as Spain, Germany and Japan (with far less coastline than the U.S.) routinely can spend more on maintaining their beaches annually than the U.S. spends on its coastlines in a decade or more. Source: Shore & Beach Journal, Vol. 81, No. 1, Winter 2013 etting the home of your dreams starts with choosing the right remodeler! ur dreams right re m Kitchens, Bathrooms, Outdoor Entertainment, Media Rooms, Poo l s/Spas, C l osets, an d Comp l ete Home Remo d e l s LI C # CGC 059261A passion for service and excellence since 1989 ost trusted by absentee homeowners to make dreams come true! Free in-home consultation239.939.5411www.ProgressiveBuilders.com 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


32B ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013Health System Announces New Security MeasureVisitors to Lee Memorial Hospital will encounter a change when they enter the hospital starting in March. To enhance security, a Fast Pass identification system is being installed at the three public entrances and visitors will be issued a photo name badge to wear while in the hospital. Security will also have a more visible presence with security officers stationed in each entrance lobby. Fast Past is an identification system that rapidly prints an adhesive photo badge. Similar systems are often used in school systems and by cruise lines. We continually evaluate our security protocols to provide the safest environment possible for our patients and visitors, said Lisa Sgarlata, chief administrative officer for Lee Memorial Hospital. This system will allow us to know who is coming into the hospital and the reason for their visit. The badges are each good for just one day. LMHS is enhancing security systemwide. Lee Memorial Hospital will be the first hospital to implement the Fast Pass system, followed by Gulf Coast Medical Center. Eventually all of its hospitals will have enhanced security measures with the specific methods customized to the needs of each facility. The Fast Pass system is easy to use and produces the badge in seconds, but we expect there may be some temporary delays in entering the hospital when we first get used to the new process. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes and appreciate everyones cooperation and understanding, added Sgarlata. Visit www.leememorial.org for more information. Dress For Success Fashion Night In Black & WhiteDress For Success, Southwest Floridas annual signature event, will be held on Wednesday, April 10 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Clive Daniel Home in Naples. This years theme is A Fashion Night In Black & White. This simple, yet elegant fundraising event will continue to create awareness of Dress For Success Southwest Florida and provide our clients a beautiful setting to showcase their milestones and share their successes, said Barbara Melvin, Dress For Success board of directors president. The event is presented by Founding Sponsor, White House Black Market and will highlight a fashionable lineup of exciting events that guests are sure to enjoy. The keynote speaker of the night will be Donna Noce, White House Black Market President and Dress For Success Southwest Florida Founding Trustee. Project Runway finalist Mila Hermanovski is being flown in from Los Angeles and will be the featured guest. She is donating a unique silent auction item; a custom Mila dress design sketch. Ladies will also enjoy Fashion Drive with the seasons hottest clothing, jewelry and accessories available for purchase. The men in the crowd will enjoy the man cave featuring manitizers, flatscreen television, cigars and more. Everyone will receive a gift. We are thrilled to host this annual event that brings our clients and community together, and provides an unforgettable evening for all, said Barbara Dell, Executive Director, Dress For Success Southwest Florida. Proceeds from this event will support the many Dress For Success programs held in Naples and Fort Myers, such as Going Places Network by Walmart for unemployed women, the Professional Womens Group for job enhancement and retention and the Entrepreneurial Spirit for women starting a one-person business. Tickets are $100 and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 689-4992 or email swflorida@dressforsuccess.org. Donna Noce Mila Hermanovski Doctors Eyecare CentersROBERT G. LESAGE, OD & TIMOTHY E. UNDERHILL, OD Great Selection 25% o complete eyewear purchase. 50% o second pair Prize drawings15620 McGregor Blvd, Suite 100 Fort Myers, FL 33908 239-482-0355Just o the island on McGregor Blvd. Discounts can not be combined with insurance, vision plan or any other discount program. Discounts not allowed on Oakley or Costa eyewear. JOIN US! JOIN US! Fourth Style & Trunk Show Fourth Style & Trunk Show If you like fun, balloons, snacks If you like fun, balloons, snacks & Styleyoull love this! & Styleyoull love this! Thursday, March 21, 2013. Thursday, March 21, 2013. 10 AM PM 10 AM PM Indispensable Advice from Dr. Dave Get your copy of Dr. Daves Book at Sanibel Island Books and Gifts,1571 Periwinkle Way 472-5223


33B ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, I have 10-year-old fraternal twins, a boy and a girl. My daughter seems to do so much better in school than my son. I have raised them the same plus they are twins; shouldnt they be achieving at school in the same way? Is there something else I should be doing for my son? Scott R., Fort Myers Beach Scott, Twins are uniquely similar in so many ways, but they have differences as well, and especially with fraternal twins. As a recent study points out, the differences you are seeing may be gender based rather then reflect a parenting difference. This study that included 5,800 students from kindergarten through fifth grade may shed some light on these differences for you. Researchers from Columbia University and the University of Georgia evaluated students performance in reading, math and science. They then linked these scores to the teachers assessment of the students performance. Study results that even though boys test scores were higher, they received lower grades on teachers assessment. The variation in school grades between boys and girls may be because girls have better attitude toward learning than boys was the main conclusion from this study. The skill that matters the most in regards to how teachers graded their students is what we refer to as approaches toward learning, said Christopher Cornwell, head of economics in the UGA Terry College of Business and one of the studys authors. You can think of approaches to learning as a rough measure of what a childs attitude toward school is: It includes six items that rate the childs attentiveness, task persistence, eagerness to learn, learning independence, flexibility and organization. I think that anybody whos a parent of boys and girls can tell you that girls are more of all of that. Additionally researchers say that non academic or classroom behavior skills may explain why boys receive poor grades. Behavior such as how well each child was engaged in the classroom, how often the child externalized or internalized problems, how often the child lost control and how well the child developed interpersonal skills were clearly related to the grades the students received. This is not really new information as it replicates much of what was found in research in educational studies from the 1980s and 1990s. What is new however is the trend we are now seeing that fewer young men are going to college, or staying in college the lack of educational attainment. The hypothesis set forth from the UGA/Columbia study is that these lower grades that the boys receive discourage them during their elementary school years from setting high academic expectations for themselves. To date, no conclusions can be made. What this study points out, however, is how very important it is for families to have clearly stated goals and expectations for their children. Research has shown that parental expectations for childrens academic achievement predict educational outcomes more than other measures do of parental involvement, such as attending school events. Parent encouragement and support go well beyond tests and grades and can set the stage for their children to achieve at their highest levels. Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to smgreggs@gmail.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Annual Scholarship Fundraising EventCanterbury School will present its annual fundraising gala, Dream Big the Skys the Limit, to support the schools need-based financial aid program, provide curriculum enrichment and classroom enhancements on Saturday, April 20, 7 p.m., at the ACI Hangar at Page Field. The event is presented by FineMark Bank. More than 25 percent of Canterbury students receive some form of need-based merit scholarship and/or financial aid support. We recognize that the full cost of an independent education is beyond the means of some outstanding students and families, said Tony Paulus, head of the school. The financial aid program at Canterbury School is designed to help make a Canterbury education accessible to qualified students who could not otherwise afford the cost of attending. This year, Canterbury is providing approximately $1,460,000 of financial assistance. The school adheres to the National Association of Independent Schools Principles of Good Practice for Financial Aid in its granting processes. In addition, students of promise can apply for need-based merit scholarship opportunities for students entering 6th and 9th grades. The students must apply and meet certain academic requirements, demonstrate leadership qualities and take a qualifying test at Canterbury School. The net proceeds from the Dream Big event will benefit the scholarship and financial aid programs. Tickets are $150 per person, $300 per couple, or $100 for Canterbury alumni. Sponsorships are available. For more information, contact the development office at 333-3294, or email LOzboyaci@canterburyfortmyers. org. YOUR ISLAND. 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34B ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 Luminary Of The YearA committee of past Hodges University Luminary Award recipients announced last week that it has selected Fort Myers businessman and philanthropist Sam Galloway, Jr. as its 2013 Luminary of the Year award recipient. The annual award will be presented during a luncheon on Thursday, March 28 at the Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers. The Luminary Award recognizes local citizens who personify societys most valued human characteristics and thus have moved society in a positive way, serving as distinguished examples of the virtues of perseverance, honesty, moral character and charity. Sam Galloway, Jr. is one of the areas most respected community leaders, demonstrating extraordinary integrity, character and civic-mindedness, said Philip M. Memoli, Vice President of University Advancement for Hodges University. Over the years, he has established a legacy of philanthropy and community service in Lee County. He is a true Luminary in our community and we are honored to recognize him for all that he has achieved. A Fort Myers native and graduate of Fort Myers High School, Galloway, Jr. currently serves as president of the Galloway Family of Dealerships, one of the oldest and most respected businesses in the Southwestern region of Florida. The dealership was started by his grandparents in 1927 as Lee Motors in downtown Fort Myers. Galloway, Jr. has received numerous business honors including being named to the Ford Motor Companys Salute to Dealers Program. He gives back to his community by working for numerous charitable causes and with many civic organizations, serving as Chairman Emeritus for the Community Cooperative Ministries Inc. (CCMI), an organization working to end homelessness and hunger in our community. He has served in many other community organizations including the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, EdisonFord Winter Estates Foundation, Edison Festival of Light, The Salvation Army Board, American Cancer Society, Lee County Sheriffs Office Walkie-Talkie Walk, Holiday Sing-a-Long and Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Mr. Galloway joins a growing list Luminary Award recipients including Wayne and Mavis Miller (2012), Francis and Sam Bailey (2011) and Dr. Veronica Shoemaker (2010). For his outstanding involvement and dedication to our community, and for making significant contributions of leadership and service which have improved and enriched the lives of so many residents of our community, Hodges University is pleased to honor Sam Galloway, Jr. as its 2013 Luminary of the Year. He will be formally recognized at a luncheon on March 28 at Harborside Event Center. The event is sponsored by the John E. and Aliese Price Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, CenturyLink and the Bireley Family Foundation. For more information on ticket reservations or sponsorship opportunities, call Alyssa DeLora at 938-7826 or visit www.hodges.edu. Eden Energy MedicineThumping Spleen Activates Lymph Systemby Karen L. Semmelman, Certified EEM, JD, AAMLSpleen thumping is the third thump in the Five Minute Routine. In prior columns, the other two thumps Thymus and K-27 were discussed. Together, these three thumps jump start your energetic systems to maximize vitality. Stimulating the spleen points activates your lymph system, which is essential to the bodys ability to metabolize energies, substances and even thoughts. The spleen meridian supports health and immune functioning; it also governs inflammation, infection and blood flow. Actually, there are two sets of points that may be thumped: the first set of spleen Neurolymphatic points are located under the nipples in the indent that is one rib below the bra line (rubbing these points removes toxins from the lymph directly associated with the spleen meridian; and since the lymph system has no pump, briskly rubbing is extremely beneficial); and the second set are the endpoints of the spleen meridian, found at the side of the ribcage at the base of the ribs and about four inches down from the armpits. By thumping either set of points, which are frequently tender, the energy level is lifted, blood sugar is balanced and the immune system is boosted. When is it especially beneficial to thump Spleen? There are many indications that the spleen energy needs a boost e.g.; feeling confused, emotionally upset or irritable; feeling dizzy or faint; nauseated from hunger; suffering from diabetes or hypoglycemia (i.e. blood chemistry imbalance); have a fever; suffer from chronic fatigue or other illness; going through PMS; or suffering from an autoimmune disease. The Spleen Thump technique is easy. Tap, thump or rub either set of points on both sides of the body at the same time for 15 to 20 seconds while breathing deeply in through your nose and out through your mouth. As you are tapping, a big sigh or yawn frequently follows as the energy of spleen is boosted, leaving an immediate feeling of enhanced energy. Tap or thump to music and it becomes even more fun swing those hips to the beat. Have fun with your energy! Send me your questions. Next weeks topic is Sore, Achy Joints, Or Arthritis? Try This Connection. If you have a questions for Karen, email her at ksemmelmanenergy@ gmail.com. 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35B ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 From page 28BPet AdoptionsAdoption applications may be submitted online at www.LeeLostPets.com or at the shelter. Pets currently available may be viewed online. The website updates hourly. Adoption hours are Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Pet lovers who are not able to adopt can help by promoting the shelter pets. You can send out emails or like your favorites on Facebook and share them with friends. Donations to the Animal Care Trust Fund help sick, injured and infant pets that need care to help them get ready for adoption and their forever homes. The adoption fee for all pets includes spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, flea treatment, de-worming, heartworm test for dogs six months or older, feline AIDS and leukemia tests for cats, a Lee County license for pets three months or older, training DVD, behavior help line, microchip pet ID and a 10-day health guarantee. The total adoption package is valued at more than $500. Larsen Pavilion Receives Five Star RatingLarsen Pavilion, the skilled nursing center at Shell Point Retirement Community, has received the highest possible overall rating of five stars in U.S. News & World Reports fifth annual Best Nursing Homes, available exclusively at www.usnews.com/bestnursing-homes. The Best Nursing Homes 2013 ratings highlight the top nursing homes in each city and state, out of nearly 16,000 facilities nationwide. U.S. Newss goal is to help users find a home with a strong track record of good care. Best Nursing Homes draws on data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, a federal agency that assesses homes in three categories health inspections, level of nurse staffing, and quality of care and gives each an overall rating. U.S. News awarded the Best Nursing Home designation to homes that earned an overall rating of five stars from CMS in January 2013. Along with the ratings, U.S. News has published a series of articles and a stepby-step video to guide users in choosing the right nursing home. The articles and ratings are exclusive to the website and arent expected to appear in print. Fewer than one out of every five nursing homes got an overall rating of five stars, said Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. All seniors deserve the best nursing care available, and these are homes that merit their consideration by demonstrating such high quality. Were obviously very thrilled, said Sherry Brown, director of long term care and Larsen Pavilion administrator. The five star overall rating is a major achievement and one that is not easy to obtain; were very pleased to be given us this recognition and to be listed in this prestigious report. More than one year ago, Shell Point completed a seven-year, $32.3 million major renovation of the Larsen Pavilion that included the addition of a free standing state-of-the-art rehabilitation center, activity spaces, waterfront walkway and deck, chapel, dining room, reading area, administrative building, and a complete remodeling of each residential room and bathroom. However, Brown insists that it isnt just the newly modernized building that achieves these high standards. I am extremely proud of our staff, as well for the special effort they make each day to care for our residents, she said. Our goal is to provide an individualized, person-centered approach to patient care. We really look at the specific needs of each resident to create as much of a homelike setting as possible. Located in the Waterside Medical Complex near the center of Shell Points Island community, the Larsen Pavilion is comprised of four floors with 219 beds. The Pavilion provides residents with a unique peace of mind, that if they need to stay in the facility whether its for a week or two to recover from surgery, or a long-term stay they know the quality of care offered is the best available, said Brown. More than 60 percent of Pavilion admissions are individuals who experience successful recoveries and are able to return to their homes in a relatively short period of time, she said. Our goal is to welcome people, get them healthy, and get them back to the best quality of life possible, which ultimately means the most independence possible. The Larsen Pavilions on-site medical facilities, rehabilitation center, and physical therapy programs have proven to be great successes. The Larsen Pavilion also provides superior memory care for conditions such as Alzheimers or stroke-related dementia. According to Brown, We dedicate multiple resources to this group, including an entire floor of our facility, a specialized activities staff, and an on-staff behavioral health team. The Larsen Pavilion welcomes individuals from anywhere in Southwest Florida and is Medicare-approved. For more information visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131. Larsen Pavilion at Shell Point Retirement Community 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! 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36B ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 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 mother-in-law is causing problems in our home. My wife was very close to her father, but she and her mother never seemed to be able to get along. Her brother and sister were much closer to their mother than their father. When my wifes father was dying, he made a death bed request that my wife would always look after her mother, and she said yes. After several years, she came to live at our house. It has been difficult and compounded by a dreadful tragedy in our family. Our 16-year-old son was recently killed in a car accident. We are doing our very best but still grieving, and all her mother can say is, Get over it, things like this happen. My wife is constantly reminded by the promise she made to her father and all her brother and sister do is criticize. Please give us your advice. Alvin Dear Alvin, Please accept my deepest sympathy at the loss of your teenage son. Your mother-in-law, in my judgment, is a very cruel woman, unable to show compassion at the time of great need. When your wife was asked to look after your mother, it was done by a man who was showing his love for his wife, but he was making an unreasonable request. Looking after your mother does not necessarily mean bringing her into your home. She is acting in a dreadful manner, and I would suggest you make other living arrangements for her. I would start with her brother and sister, and if that doesnt help, consider moving her to some kind of assisted living. Lizzie Dear Alvin, Where do you begin? First, I am very sorry about your son, a loss that I cannot even begin to understand. Second, your mother-in-law... since she is living with you, I assume she is having some difficulties with her activities of daily living and her memory. Commonly associated with your mother-in-laws situation is a decrease in insight and abstract thought. If this is true for her, her comments about the loss of your son are not meant to be cruel, they are a symptom of her decreased functioning. Also, something most of us are guilty of is being uncomfortable with seeing the pain of others. Our response is to want it to go away because it is uncomfortable. Either case may be true for her. The above aside, it does seem that the current arrangements are not working for the whole family and a change is needed. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: I am one of the millions who made the New Years resolution to change my lifestyle. I am already struggling with diet. I know I will feel better about myself if I start eating right. Can you suggest something to help me without starving myself and sabotaging the process?A: Begin with setting the intention and meaning it. It is easy to tell yourself you are going to start something and not really have the true intent. It sounds like you want to learn how to eat healthy and maintain a healthy lifestyle through diet for starters. This is a good beginning. Making healthy food choices is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle. The best medicine is prevention.The diet that has been getting rave reviews for years and is well researched is the Mediterranean Diet. 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37B ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 Dr. DaveGilmore Groinby Dr. Dave HepburnAfter a rewarding summer of safe sexy cycling (Spandex completes me), I was ready to start hockey season in the best shape Ive been in since my days in the NHL (Sect. 16 Row L). First game: October 1. First period: Wow, no need for oxygen/Dilaudid/EMT. Second period: Still with great wind, so to speak. Third period: The game is a barn burner. Im skating hard while others start to fade. Sean Gorman, a bad guy (other team), takes a shot. I make a stupid decision to knock down the aforementioned bad guys shot with my little finger, snapping it like a 27-year-old pretzel in the Gobi in July during a drought around a very intense bonfire. Finger instantly turns 50 shades of Minnesota Vikings, so I go to the bench, wipe some snow off my skate blade and pack it around my busted pinky. But we have only three D-men so theres no pulling the chute today. My next shift, the very same Mr. Gorman comes down and dekes to the right. I bite like a starving mackerel. It would be the last bite for me in a while. Catching an edge, my entire body hyperextended, bent backwards at the hip like a breaching humpback, a slim well-conditioned whale, I might add. I felt a tearing on the left side of my body from my rib cage to my left knee. No ice will fix this. I came out for the next shift very uncertain and sure enough, I tried to pivot and nothing moved. In addition to tearing most of my abdominal muscles and my groin, I had also severely herniated myself. Gorman, you destroyed my entire hockey season in one game. I know where you live and I have large syringes. Try to get some sleep. After a couple of months of physiotherapy, parts of me were improving, but the hernia, as pointed out by the astute physio, was preventing me from getting there. So I went to see Al Hayashi, one of the most skilled surgeons this town has ever seen. More importantly, he does pediatrics and, given my failure to ever seem to mature, he can help my booboo. I had a sports hernia, a Gilmore groin hernia named after the doctor who described it, Dr. Hernia. So I was booked for a Gilmore repair, which today, two days after the surgery, feels like a Gary Gilmour repair. Surgery day and, after a little manscaping, I was wheeled down the hallway to the OR, my gown seductively flapping in the wind. Me and my less-thanhappy Gilmore shifted onto the table in a demure and modest fashion (why bother), looking forward to the new anesthesia. Come for the surgery, stay for the gas. Anesthesia a few decades ago meant counting to ten, but this time it was Take a deep... I woke up in recovery with Dr. Hayashi leaning over the bedrail saying that it was one of the biggest ones hed seen. My groggy What about the hernia? earned me a wife-slap and I was out again. Hernias are those lovely pesky bulges that can pop out of our groin, our navel and several other places in our abdominal wall. Due to a weakening or tear in the muscle, the innards tend to pop out at the most inconvenient times and places like Dairy Queen during a Peanut Buster Parfait sale. Often we can pop them back in, only to have them pop out again, potentially providing entertainment for hours. On rare occasions, they may not be pop-backable and may get stuck and incarcerated or strangled, neither of which are pleasant-sounding words like petunia and playoffs. 27% of men and 3% of women will get a groin (inguinal) hernia. Repair of these is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in Canada. While there has been some debate about the need for every asymptomatic hernia to be repaired, eventually most will become an issue and need repair. Most will enlarge in time. While many surgeries these days can be done via keyhole (hernias included) often the most successful approach for a hernia is to do it externally. A mesh, like a netting, is usually inserted to help strengthen the repair, prevent recurrence and possibly allow you to catch shrimp in an emergency. More importantly it prevents the bowel from spilling out of your crotch, getting stuck in the spokes of your bike, all the while absolutely ruining the whole come-hither purpose of wearing Spandex...in the first place. Dr. Daves book The Doctor is In(sane) is now available for those with a sense of humor and half a sense of health. Pick up a copy at Sanibel Island Bookshop. Contact Dr. Dave or read more at www.wisequacks.org. Dean W. Larson, M.D. Board Certi ed Eyelid Surgeon since 1990 Diplomat of e American Board of Ophthalmology Over 15,000 surgeries performed successfully Serving Lee, Charlotte & Hendry County patients for over 19 yearsWe are conveniently located on the corner of Summerlin and Winkler. Plastic & Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery Eyelid Surgery Center Fort Myers O ce 239.481.9995www.EyelidsOnly.comWE OFFER One-surgeon practice -you always see the same doctor No assembly-line surgery youre the only one Personalized post-operative attention Specialty-trained nursing sta Catered, accommodating care, tailored to your needs NO DOCTOR REFERRAL NEEDEDOver 65? Think eyelid surgery is not a ordable? Medicare STILL pays!Eyelid QuizDo you have to raise your eyebrows to see more clearly? Have you hit your head on a cabinet door while open? Is it di cult to see beside you without turning your head left or right? Do your eyelids close while you are reading? When you play tennis, do you have trouble serving? Do your eyelids feel heavy?If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you qualify for a FREE, no obligation eyelid screening performed by Natasha, COA.Screening candidates receive a $25 movie gift card. Before After After Natasha, COA Before Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


38B ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 deaRPharmacistLinden Lowers Blood Pressure, Helps You Sleepby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: At one of your lectures, I heard you say you drink linden tea at night, but you never said why. What is it and why is it something you like? LP, Jacksonville, Florida Linden herb is so awesome and because it has so many health benefits, I incorporate it into many home-made herbal teas. You may not have been heard of it before but this centuries-old herb has been historically used as a nonnarcotic treatment to help with sleep and anxiety and it lowers blood pressure. Linden herb is chock-full of of antioxidants and ingredients that impact your cardiovascular, digestive and respiratory tract. Linden is best known to help with mild insomnia and anxiety. One of the active ingredients in linden is an essential oil called farnesol, which helps relax the cardiovascular system. This may have a positive impact on arrhythmias while also curbing stress. Most people report feeling relaxed, and even drowsy. Linden can also help with indigestion as well as nausea and vomiting. This is interesting. Linden mildly reduces blood pressure because the farnesol it contains acts like a natural calcium channel blocker (drugs that are in this category include amlodipine, nifedipine and diltiazem, among others). Linden also is a mild diuretic and gently dilates blood vessels allowing blood to flow more freely. Sweet, if you have high blood pressure! That said, dont give up your medication; I dont think its as strong as medicine unless you combine it with other antihypertensive herbs. This is a good time of year to mention that linden is capable of soothing the upper respiratory tract, great if you have a cold or flu. It promotes sweating, so this as a great natural way to break a fever and release toxins from your body. It has natural antiseptic properties, so it could ward off infections. Having both expectorant and anti-inflammatory properties, linden can help thin mucus and this could be very soothing for some people, especially those with bronchitis, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma. Linden supports liver health and enhances bile secretion and these actions help you eliminate toxins better. Linden is not that popular (yet), so if you want it, these are only a few options: Dried herb is sold online and some health food stores, just make tea like I do (one tablespoon herb per cup of water); for a stronger effect, buy a pure extract made by Herb Pharm or capsules made by Natures Way. Linden grows all over Colorado and its a gorgeous tree. If you have one, be careful harvesting because of skin reaction. Also, too much linden can adversely effect the heart. Because it has widespread effects on the body, head to toe, it could interact with medications, especially lithium and diuretics. Its important to ask your doctor if new herbs even great ones like linden are appropriate for you. 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. Does Your Face Look Tired?LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE ONLY FREE SEMINARFocused Ultrasound Technology No incisions No downtime First and only FDA-approved treatment that uses your own collagen-producing cellsBEFORE FACELIFT( unretouched photo )AFTER FACELIFT( unretouched photo ) ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS Top AgentsJohn Gee and Company recognized Bobby McGlynn as its top listing agent for the month of January. The company also honored Bob Hodosky as its top selling agent for the month of January. Bob Hodosky Bobby McGlynn Realtor Awards CeremonyDuring its recent awards ceremony, VIP Realty Group honored Jim and Penny Hetmanek Sales Associate of the Year for Sanibel andCaptiva and Top Sales Associate for all VIP offices in Lee and Collier counties. The Karen Bell Team was awarded Team of the Year for Sanibel and Captiva and Top Team company-wide. Robin Humphrey and Martha Smith received the Marketing Excellence Award company-wide for representing the most sellers in 2012. Rookie of the Year for the island offices was Barb Cacchione. The awards ceremony was held February 15 at Kelly Greens Country Club in Fort Myers. Realtors from the Sanibel, Captiva, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach and Naples VIP Realty offices were in attendance. Jim and Penny Hetmanek Robin Humphrey and Martha Smith Karen Bell Barb Cacchione February Top AgentPremier Sothebys International Realty of Sanibel and Captiva announced that their top marketing and top sales agent in February was Kim Herres. Kim Herres Realtor Joins FirmPfeifer Realty Group welcomes broker-associate Heather Pierce to its team of real estate professionals. As a native of Georgia, the beaches of Florida were Pierces second home. My family and I came to Sanibel to immerse ourselves in a community that focuses on preservation of our natural resources, said Pierce, who has experience in both residential and commercial property management.


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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: 841-4302CONTRACTORS 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 Consultant LAWN MAINTENAN C E CO MPUTER S ERVI C E S CO N S TRU C TI O N/REM O DELIN G 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 REMODELINGTREE & 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 up239-896-6789PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY 40B ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 Honey Citrus Stone Crab Claws With Hearts Of Palm Salad 3 pounds medium stone crab claws, cooked and chilled 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar 1/4 cup honey 1/2 cup orange or tangerine juice 8 hearts of palm, fresh or canned 1/4 cup red onions, thinly sliced 1/4 cup red bell peppers, roasted, thinly sliced 1/4 cup yellow bell peppers, roasted, thinly sliced 2 medium oranges or tangerines, peeled and sectioned 1/4 cup fresh tarragon leaves, chopped 2 cups fresh spinach, finely chopped 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar 2 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped Crack claws; remove shell and movable pincer, leaving the meat attached to the remaining pincer. Set aside. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, vinegar, honey and orange or tangerine juice. Bring to a boil and cook until thickened to syrup. Remove from heat, cool and set aside. Slice hearts of palm into thin strips. In a bowl, combine the hearts of palm, onions, peppers, orange or tangerine segments, tarragon and spinach. Dress salad with olive oil and vinegar; toss until moistened. Serve salad in the center of each plate with stone crab claws arranged around. Drizzle the honey citrus sauce over all and garnish with chopped parsley. Serve extra honey citrus sauce on the side. Yields 4 servings Nutritional value per serving: (4 medium claws with salad) calories 499, calories from fat 247, total fat 29g, saturated fat 4g, trans fatty acid 0g, cholesterol 190mg, total carbohydrate 51g, protein 15g, omega-3 fatty acid 0.05g Look for Fresh from Florida ingredients at your grocery store. Honey citrus stone crab claws with hearts of palm salad


PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY answer on page 43B SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 43B C U S T O M H O ME BUILDER We do it all from repairing a door to adding a 2nd FloorNew Construction TooP. O. Box 922 Sanibel, FL 33957 Fax (239) 472-8449DeCorte FourCustom Home Builders, Inc. Ron DeCorte #CBC058483 Ph (239) 472-8446 DeCorteFour.com CO N S TRU C TI O N Custom Home Building|Remodels Design Service Available Sanibel Owned & OperatedOf ce Phone & Fax 239-472-6711 Joseph Mills Lic. #CBC058789William Mills Lic. #CBC058788 MILLS BROTHERS BUILDING CONTRACTORS P OO L S ERVI C E & REPAIR Islands Premier Pool Service Professional Weekly Service Fast Expert Equipment Repair and Replacement Specializing in Gulfstream Pool Heaters239-699-6279 Deep-EndPool Service25 years experience Lic # CPC1457386REM O DELIN G Custom RemodelingCook & Son, Inc. Kitchen Baths Carpet Tile Hardwood Concrete Restoration Water Proo ng Stucco Plumbing ElectricalCGC1507121 O ce: 472-9137 Cell: 691-8445 G ENERAL CO NTRA C T O R S COS METI CS MAGGIE BUTCHER 904 Lindgren Blvd. Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Ph: 239-395-0978 / 317-509-6014 mbutcher@marykay.com Products: www.marykay.com/mbutcher Career information available Gift ideas available NEW! TimeWise Repair Set Turn Back The Clock!41B ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 FIND AT LEAST SIX DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PANELS


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CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE VACATION RENTAL VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277RS 1/4 BM TFN 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 3/8 CC 3/8 44B ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 SANIBELOPEN HOUSES POSTED DAILYRS 1/4 BM TFN Pfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL239-472-0004VISIT:SanibelOpenHouses.com FOR SALE BY OWNER MARINER POINTE2 BDR. 2 BATH ENCLOSED LANAI POOL-TENNIS-BOAT DOCK FURNISHED NICELY DECORATED LOVELY BAY & GARDEN VIEW WAS $525,000 NOW 475,000 PRESENT MONTH LEASE INCOMEOWNER PHONE 472-6750 NS 1/25 CC 4/5 OPEN HOUSE WEST GULF DRIVESunday, March 10th 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 3/8 CC 3/8 LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511 RS 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. 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King sher Vacations Inc. www.vacationking sher.com 239-472-2100 1633 Periwinkle Way Suite GRS 3/8 CC 3/8 ISABELLA RASIHAPPY TO HELP YOUWITH ALL OF YOURREAL ESTATE NEEDS! RS 1/4 NC TFN 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 Sanibel, FL 33957ISABELLA RASI(239) 246-4716EISABELLARASI@AOL.COM International Client Base 600 Shops Worldwide Multi-Lingual Sta MOBILE HOME PERIWINKLE PLACE$139,000. 60 x 12 w/ metal roof-over plus 20 x 12 Florida room. 5 block walk to the beach. Two BR/2 full BA. Master has queen size bed & 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. Designed pass-thru from K to FL room. Private 12 x 12 deck, picnic table and storage shed outside back door for grilling. One car carport with adjacent 2nd parking space. 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 louvered blinds throughout. Purchase completely furnished including all linens, dishes, pots & pans, tableware, 2 sleeper couches, recliner, 2 dining tables & chairs, 4 outdoor chairs & folding beach chairs, etc. Call or email for further information or to make offer. Owner 239-472-3403 or LMSrealtor@aol.com.RS 3/8 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 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 ANNUAL RENTAL SANIBELJUST REMODELED! ADORABLE Great Location, walk to the beach. 2 BD / 1 BA 1/2 Duplex East End New CAC All Applicances, Yard Service, Deck, Nonsmoking, $ 1,275 Call Bob 410-913-2234RS 3/8 CC TFN RS 2/22 BM TFNNutmeg Village #202Fantastic sunset view Spacious, updated condo GREAT BUY! $629,000 Free SanibelReal Estate SeminarLearn about our market, regulations, inspections, zoning, rentals, contracts neighborhoods, costs, etc.Mondays, 4:00 PM, Bank of the Islands1599 Periwinkle, SanibelNo Obligation, No Sales Pitch, Just InformationCall to con rm John Gee & CompanyMoran Realty Groupv THREE BEDROOM $ 183,000!Gated community of Lexingtonjust over the bridge Lake front3/2 with lots of upgradestile, spa master bath, granite kitchen with stainless steel appliances and convection oven. Pay as you play golf. Lots of amenities. huge storage, restaurant, fun,trails. tennis.++ Great price $ 183,000. Phone Glenn Carretta, Broker Associate with VIP Real Estate 239-850-9296 Glenn Carretta Broker Associate Now With ViP Realtors Sanibel-Captiva 239-850-9296 RS 3/8 CC 3/8 Read us online atIslandSunNews.com


ANNUAL RENTAL SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS ADDITIONAL CLASSIFIED ON PAGE 46B ADDITIONAL CLASSIFIED ON PAGE 46B 45B ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBEL472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/OwnerServing The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975 RS 3/8 BM TFNHOMES Just off Island: 3/2 + Fam. Rm. 2 car gar, pool, dock, boat lift, Direct Access. $2,300/mo. DUPLEX Sanibel, 2/1 updated, walk to Beach $950/mo. INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY RS 3/8 CC 3/8PUESTA 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. 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Sanibel Now hiring; Servers, Assistant Servers and Line cook Email resumes to: iltesoro@me.com or ll out applications between 11-2 daily.NS 1/18 NC TFN 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 trishphillips@mysanibel.com. NS 2/22 NC TFN EXPERIENCED REALTORS80/20, No Of ce Fees Robert 239-472-3334 NS 3/1 CC 3/22 LINE COOK and BUSER POSITIONS AVAILABLEFRESH TAQUERIA ON SANIBEL We serve fresh latin fusion cusine. We are looking for someone dependable with a positive attitude. Please come by the restaurant, 2411 Periwinkle Way, between 10-11 am or 3-4 pm anyday except Sunday. NS 3/8 CC TFN CUSTOMER SERVICE JOBWe are in need of someone to support our vast bicycle rental operation within our boat, bike and golf cart division. The ideal candidate will have experience working on bicycles, such as xing ats, loose chains and other general maintenance and must also enjoy working outside and in a resort atmosphere. Additional responsibilities include meeting and greeting guests as they arrive, assisting with the necessary paperwork, coordinating and managing reservations; light computer skills required. The candidate must have a strong work ethic, be punctual, organized and have a terri c customer service mentality and a can-do attitude. Call 954-850-9240 to set up an interview.NS 3/8 CC 3/15 SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971 RS 1/4 BM TFN HELLES CLEANING SERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047 NS 1/4 PC TFN HOME WATCH SANIBELProperty Management-Bookkeeping Call Bob or Sally Island Residents 239-565-7438, sanisal186@gmail.com WWW.HOMEWATCHSANIBEL.COMRS 1/4 CC TFN 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 ELIZABETH ZELAYA Professional Cleaning Service. Residential Specialist. Licensed & Insured. Sanibel & Captiva. 954-279-3122 RS 3/8 CC 3/22 CHILD CAREIn home child care provider. Ft. Myers 33908. 239 464 0576. NS 3/8 CC 3/8 WANTED TO BUYCASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 1/18 CC 3/8 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 NOTICE 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 FOUNDPrescription sunglasses found in parking lot of Limetree Center on Wednesday, February 27. Claim at Island Sun newspaper, suite 2 in Limetree Center, or call 395-1213.NS 3/8 NC 3/22 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION ESTATE SALEMarch 16 17, 735 Donax Street, Sanibel Isl. FL 33957. ph: 239-472-8086. From causeway turn right to Periwinkle 0.6 Ml turn left to Donax 4th house on right 735.NS 3/8 CC 3/15 GARAGE SALESAT., MARCH 9TH, 9 AM. A GREAT ASST. OF CLEAN STUFF. TONS CLOTHES, JEWELRY. LOTS OF MISC. ALL MUST GO! 1694 BUNTING LANE GUMBO LIMBONS 3/8 CC 3/8 HELP WANTEDATTENTION HOMEOWNERS/REALTORSFamily looking for Owner Financing on a 3/4 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage Sanibel Home. Presently renting a home on Sanibel we are looking to purchase. If you are interested in offering owner nancing please contact us. sanibelforme@hotmail.com RS 3/1 CC 3/29 INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY HELP WANTEDCUSTOMER 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 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

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NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva Islands CALLING CARD 239-395-1213Emergency................................................911 Sanibel Police . . . . . . . . . . .472-3111 Lee County Sheriffs Office . . . . . . . .477-1200 On Call Captiva Deputy . . . . . . . . .477-1000 Fire Department Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . .472-5525 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . .472-9494 Florida Marine Patrol . . . . . . . . . .332-6966 Florida Highway Patrol . . . . . . . . .278-7100 Poison Control . . . . . . . . . .1-800-282-3171 Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . .472-1080 City of Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . .472-4135 Administrative Office . . . . . . . . .472-3700 Building Department . . . . . . . . .472-4555 Community Housing and Resources . . . . . .472-1189 Planning Department . . . . . . . . .472-4136 Library Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2483 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2133 Post Office Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . .472-1573 Sanibel (toll free) . . . . . . . . 800-275-8777 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . .472-1674 Sanibel Community Association . . . . . . .472-2155 Senior Center . . . . . . . . . . .472-5743ARTSArcade Theater . . . . . . . . . . .332-4488 Art League Of Fort Myers . . . . . . . . .275-3970 BIG ARTS (Barrier Island Group for the Arts) . . . .395-0900 Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre . . . . . . .278-4422 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers. . . . . . 472-0168 Gulf Coast Symphony . . . . . . . . .472-6197 Lee County Alliance for the Arts . . . . . . .939-2787 Naples Philharmonic . . . . . . . . . .597-1111 The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater . . . . . .472-6862 Sanibel Music Festival . . . . . . . . .336-7999 Sanibel-Captiva Art League . . . . . . . .472-4258 S.W. Florida Symphony . . . . . . . . .418-0996CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONSABWA (American Business Womens Assoc.) . 565-7872 or 433-7798 American Legion Post 123 . . . . . . . .472-9979 Angel Flight SE . . . . . . . . .1-877-4AN-ANGELAudubon Society . . . . . . . . . .472-3744 Sanibel Bike Club . . . . . . sanibelbicycleclub.org Community Foundation of Sanibel-Captiva . . . . .274-5900 CROW (Clinic For The Rehabilitation of Wildlife) . . . .472-3644 FISH of Sanibel (Friends in Service Here) . . . . .472-0404 Sanibel Island Fishing Club . . . . . . . .472-8994 Horticultural Society of the Islands . . . . . . .472-6940 Horticulture and Tea Society of Sanibel and Captiva . . .472-8334 Kiwanis Club . . . . . . . . . . .677-7299 League of Women Voters . . . . . . . . .472-6689 Lions Club (Tom Rothman) . . . . . . . .395-3248 Master Gardeners of the Islands . . . . . . .472-6940 Newcomers . . . . . . . . . . .472-9332 Notre Dame Club of Southwest Florida . . . . . .768-0417 Optimist Club . . . . . . . . . . .472-0836PAWS . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4823 Rotary Club . . . . . . . . 472-7257 or 472-0141 Sanibel Beautification Inc. . . . . . . . .470-2866 Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society . . . . . . .472-6940 Sanibel-Captiva Power Squadron . . . . . . .472-3828 Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club . . . . . . . .395-1770 Sanibel Youth Soccer . . . . . . . . .395-2040 www.sanibelsoccer.org The Military Officers Assc. of America (MOAA, Alex MacKenzie). . . . . . . . .395-9232 United Way of Lee County . . . . . . . .433-2000 United Way 211 Helpline . .(24 hour information line) 211 or 433-3900 Zonta Club . . . . . . . . . . . .671-6381ISLAND ATTRACTIONSBailey-Matthews Shell Museum . . . . . . .395-2233 J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge . . . . .472-1100 Sanibel Historical Museum & Village . . . . . .472-4648 SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) . . . 472-232946B ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS HELP WANTED HELP WANTED HELP WANTED Pets Of The Week Pet Bio Name: Bart ID# 556753 Breed: German Shepherd Mix Sex: Male Age: 1 Year Old Color: Black & Tan Comments: Action is my middle name. My ideal match is someone who loves being on the move. We could run, jog, play ball, or go to the beach. Whatever you choose were sure to have lots of fun! Adoption Fee: $35 (regularly $75) during Animal Services March Madness Adoption Promo (make a basket and get an extra $10 off). Pet Bio Name: Madori ID# 550448 Breed: Domestic Shorthair Sex: Female Age: 6 Years Old Color: Black and White Comments: Im an adorable, sweet, loving lap kitty whos waiting to find someone to shower with affection. I want to be your one and only so if you are looking for a companion to be your only pet, we would be a perfect match. Adoption Fee: $25 (during Animal Services March Madness Adoption Promo get an extra $10 off when you make a basket). For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Madori ID# 550448 Bart ID# 556753 photos by squaredogphoto.com3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 231 or volunteers@crowclinic.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 VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000 RS 1/4 NC TFN

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1149 Periwinkle Way 239/472-0176 fax 239/472-0350 11526 Andy Rosse Lane 239/472-1270 fax 239-472-1268 11509 Andy Rosse Lane 239/472-1395www.jnaislandrealestate.com SUNDIAL SPECIAL CAPTIVA1102 Tallow Tree Court Amongst the Beach Homesites of South Seas Resort With the Beach Homesites the owners own their land and the community consists of three private streets, community pool and tennis courts.Built in 2001 there is none other like this and first time to ever hit the market. 5 bedroom, 4. Bath Direct Gulf Front. Sold fully furnished and accessorized. Offering Price: $3,300,000 Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/8721632 K-203 Direct Gulf Front. Beautiful condominium at Sanibel Islands only resort. Two bedrooms, 2 baths and fully furnished with everthing you need for a fabulous vacation residence. Currently doing extremely well in Sundials on-site rental program. Sparkling second floor gulf views from the family room, kitchen and master bedroom with sliding glass doors to the screened in lanai. Has updated kitchen and baths and is the least expensive direct gulf residence in Sundial Resort. Enjoy glowing sunsets, walks on the beach or a dip in the pool just steps from your home. Dont miss out on this opportunity! offered for $744,500 Contact Brian Murty 239/565-1272 SANCTUARY HERON CONDOMINIUMElegance and comfort mesh to present lovely spaces for entertaining in this relaxed condo! This meticulously maintained and tastefully furnished first floor with splendid views out to the 9th hole providing privacy and the aura of living in a home. Upon entering the dual entrance-foyer one is greeted by intoxicating charm. The living & dining room offer 10 ceilings, wrap around windows and sliding glass doors streaming in the sunlight! A well-appointed kitchen with glass door cabinetry and a breakfast bar off the main living. The 3rd bedroom has been purposely converted to a Den-Office for multi-purpose enjoyment. Offered for $589,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/8721632. CROWN COLONY Lowest priced 4 bedroom home in Crown Colony! Has a private pool & spa with a lake view. two baths, living/ dining room combo, granite eat-in kitchen and family room. Included use of activity centers exercise room, pool and tennis. Membership in the Golf Club optional. Offered for $365,000. Contact Larry Hahn 239/898-8789. Visit our newest of ce location at Sundial Beach Resort 1451 Middle Gulf Drive 239/472-1478Serving the Islands Since 1975 NEAR BEACH3 Bedroom, 3 Bath home across the street from the beach located in Palm Lake Subdivision off of prestigious West Gulf Drive. This home has an open floor plan, wood burning fireplace, 2 car garage, extra Murphy beds, screened sundeck and a separate attached pod that can be used as a private office or a private guest bedroom with full bath. Offered for $529,000 Contact Connie Walters Ms Listr 239/841-4540 or Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 CRESCENT ISLANDA lifestyle that most can only dream about! This 4-acre private island is enveloped by the waters of San Carlos Bay and Pine Island Sound. Located a short distance off the southern tip of Pine Island, with a close proximity to St. James Citys restaurants, marinas, and shops! Or across the waterway, within in minutes enjoy the membership only Sanibel Harbour & Yacht Club. Charm has a way of strengthening when you can trade in your vehicle for a kayak & television for spectacular views from every vantage point. A self-contained fully furnished custom Florida style 2 bedroom pool home with a music room that could easily be converted for a third bedroom. Offered for $1,950,000.Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez NEW LISTING SOLD NEW LISTINGBEACHVIEW1213 Parview Beautifully maintained golf course home located on a magnificent lot with Southern exposure. Home includes 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, office, family room, built-ins, volume ceilings. Split floor plan/split level guest bedrooms. House is bright and airy and has a great floor plan. Pool area is lush and tropical. Home is meticulously kept and is close to beach. Offered for $890,000. Contact Ralph Galietti 239/826-5897 or Cathy Galietti 239/826-5807. ONE OF THE BEST LOCATIONS IN PALMETTO POINT. This home is in excellent condition with great curb appeal. Pool overlooks canal with a 90 foot One of the best locations in Palmetto Point. This home is in excellent condition with great curb appeal. Pool overlooks canal with a 90 foot concrete dock across from the Preserve. 3 large bedrooms all with full baths. Formal living and dining. Very private setting.concrete dock across from the Preserve. 3 large bedrooms all with full baths. Formal living and dining. Very private setting. offered for $799,999 Contact Ralph Galetti 239/-826-5897 or Cathy Galietti 239/826-5807. CROWN COLONYGated living at its finest!!! This 3/2/2 is located in the highly desirable Crown Colony gated community. Home features 18 inch tile throughout, granite surfaces, crown molding, stainless steel appliances, custom lighting, brick pavers, lush-tropical landscaping, high ceilings, luxurious master bathroom with soaker tub and MUCH MORE!! This home is in tip top condition and is move in ready. Offered for $325,900. Contact Connie Walters Ms Listr at 239/841-4540 or Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 DIRECTLY ON SAN CARLOS BAY!! Views from almost every room. This remodeled home offers a pool with hot tub, two guest suites on 3rd level with a morning kitchen, entertainment area, large walk in closets, stunning balcony views of the bay. Master suite on main level and an office/4th bedroom., Stone, tile, crown molding, impact glass on all windows and doors, over sized 2+ car garage.The wild life, dolphins, manatees and more can be enjoyed in this quiet & gorgeous home. This is a must see. Offered for $2,495,000. Contact Tracy Mr. Listr/ 994-7975 or Connie Ms Listr 239/841-4540 PUNTA RASSA 1103Absolutely smashing high elevation unit with breathtaking views of San Carlos Bay. Brand new Kraftmaid kitchen, granite counter tops, Moen faucet,Maytag washer and dryer. This unit comes with a deeded parking space and brand new furniture. Offered for $364,900. Contact Marianne Stewart 239/560-6420. SANCTUARY CAREFREE LIVINGSpectacular 3 bedroom 3 bath furnished Villa Home in great location with lovely views of lake and 18th fairway of Sanctuary Golf Club. Courtyard entrance with separate mother-in-law suite. Dramatic great room featuring 15 ft. tray ceilings, crown molding, gas fireplace, & 8 ft. doors leading to brick terrace & pool area. Custom kitchen with granite island, 2 pantries, built in desk. Master suite features 11 ft. tray ceilings with crown molding, fire place, and oversized walk-in closet & luxurious marble master bath. 3rd bedroom is furnished as library. Offering carefree living with yard & pool maintained by association. Just steps to the clubhouse and tennis / fitness facility. Offered for 995,000. Contact Toby Tolp 239/848-0433, Steve Harrell 239/565-1277 or Kasey Harrell 239/850-7602 ISLAND SUN MARCH 8, 201348B